Antibiotics are perhaps one of the most used drugs in the world. We take it for many health problems, from bacterial infections to viral diseases. These drugs have been greatly revolutionised in the modern arena and have saved thousands of lives. Nevertheless, we know too well that antibiotics do have negative effects too. Mass produced by pharmaceutical companies with little regard to the fact that regular use of these drugs may lead to both short and long-term health consequences.
Natural antibiotics are a different thing. The way nature intended it. You really don’t have to always rush to the nearest pharmaceutical store just to get yourself an antibiotic that has the potential to do harm as well as good. Perhaps, in your kitchen, you already have some of the best antibiotics in the world! Here they are:
Garlic is one of the best, natural antibiotics widely available today. More...
Just because worrying is hard-wired in our brain, doesn’t mean we can no longer do something to eliminate, if not reduce it. When taken with caution, worrying can be an essential tool that will keep you protected from life’s perils. Here are some things you can do to manage your worries and some other negative emotions:
• Learn to change your emotions by changing your thoughts
Perhaps the reason why cognitive therapy is very effective in helping people address anxiety and other behavioural disorders is because it is centred on changing one’s perspective. Your behaviour is the product of your mind. If you have negative thoughts, it will reflect on your actions. In cognitive behavioural therapy, the rational part of the cortex is trained to take control of the irrational part of the limbic system. Remember, human beings feel before they think. By strengthening the cortex’s natural ability to manage emotions, we can actually change how we feel even before it affects our behaviour. Many people think that the only way to change the brain chemistry is through medication. But the brain is more powerful than what we think it is. More...
Viruses use coats during winter just like we do! And it’s the kind of coat that makes them stronger. Just as some people hate this time of the year, viruses love winter because they tend to live longer in cold and dry conditions, finding it easy to spread in thin air.
1. Get your five-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables. The best way to boost your immune system is to eat foods that are high in essential nutrients and enzymes. Although any kind is a good one, if you are specifically looking to protect yourself from cold and flu, fill your plate with fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin A, C, and E as they have a direct impact on your body’s immune system. Broccoli, carrots, spinach, and citrus fruits are great options.
2. Exercise. Lack of physical exercise could increase your chance of catching a cold. Those who exercise improve blood circulation and heart rate which in turn helps the lymphatic system (which doesn’t have a heart) to pump its fluid through its cleansing nodes. Your immunity boosting lymphatic circulation relies on your activity.
3. Wash your hands regularly and appropriately. More...