Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Can Omega Three Help With Allergy Symptoms?

If you are wondering what you can take to help prevent allergy symptoms omega three fatty acids are one option. I wouldn’t say that it`s the most effective supplement that you can take for allergies but it is one option.
Why would omega three help to ease or even perhaps the symptoms of allergies? Omega three fatty acids have been found to help decrees inflammation in the body by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins, which are one of the factors that bring about inflammation in the body.
What omega three supplements are best?
I personally like to take the approach of adding things to your diet instead of taking pills so I always suggest to add cold press canola oil do you diet.
What about the latest reports that fish oils have toxic materials in them?
They did find certain omega three fish oil supplements to have higher then allowed levels of carcinogens you can find fish oil products that have been molecularly filtered and all the toxins removed.
Like this one.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Natural Home Remedies For Runny And Stuffed Nose

My last post was an explanation about why our noses run when we are in cold weather. The inspiration for that post was from my own personal experience that I was just starting to develop a runny nose myself. Now even with my regular treatment, that I will make available to you as I wrote by the first of January, I was still experiencing unpleasant congestion and runny nose.
Last night I went out with my wife (kids stayed home with a babysitter), and we had dinner close to the sea. The salt filled air cleared me up right away, I was amazed! Now I should not of been so surprised, I have used and suggested sea water drops for nasal congestion many times, it`s a well know remedy that is both natural and conventional. But after we got home my problem returned just as fast as it left. Before going to be I was feeling stuffed up and frustrated with it and then I remembered the salty air and figured I am going to try something new. I was to tiered to turn on a computer and start to see if there was any written formulas so I just put a bunch of sea salt in a ¼ cup of water used a disposable plastic straw, put my head back and dropped my home made sea water solution down my nostrils. There was some immediate relief but it took until after I brushed my teeth and got into bed that I felt good and cleared up. This morning before I left for work I used the same solution to rinse both nostrils and even though I still need to grab for a tissue every now and then I feel much clearer.
If you are going to try this make sure to use distilled water or boiled tap water after letting it cool.
Use ¼ of a tea spoon to one cup of water.
Best to use sea salt but regular table salt may work as well.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Why Does Your Nose Run When It’s Cold Outside?

You can get a runny nose for many reasons. A runny nose isn’t a bad thing it’s actually one way you’re body prevents unwanted germs, dust and the like from getting inside of the lungs. The mucus that your nose creates does this by filtering the air that comes through. The whole inside of the respiratory system is coated with this stuff to help keep the body clean on the inside.
But why then when it`s cold outside does it go into overdrive and start to run live a river? Well the answer to that is actually really interesting. When it’s cold outside our body tries to warm up the air going into the lungs by sending extra blood to the blood vessels in the nose and this extra blood causes the production of extra mucus which then causes an increase in the sale of Kleenex tissues.
What Could You Do About It?
Blow your nose of course! But really, if your nose is only running when you are outside in the cold, than you don’t want to do much else. Drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea is a good first move for when you start getting a runny nose. If the runny nose continues even when you are in a warm environment for some time then you may want to try hot tea made with any of these herbs to help regulate your mucus discharge and fight any bacteria that may be the cause of the problem.
1- Chamomile
2- Elder flower
3- Linden flower
4- Catnip
5- Sage
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