Nine natural remedies for gout?

Gout can be a painful condition which commonly affects the large toe.  Gout itself has gotten a bad rap as the ‘disease of kings’ over the years because it’s associated with your intake of purines found in red meat.

It’s actually a metabolic condition which means there are important dietary factors associated with gout.

Research has long show that one of the natural remedies for lowering your uric acid levels is simply consuming bing sweet cherries.  Accordingly, consuming 280 g of bing sweet cherries has been shown to have possible benefits.  It’s speculated that the vitamin C found in these cherries is largely responsible for this effect.

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10 Natural remedies for the common cold

If you’ve missed it, it’s now cold & flu season.  For most of us, this is just a general nuisance, but for others with weakened immune function, it can be more serious.

The common cold is causes by over 100 different viruses, but most often is caused by a rhinovirus.  Common symptoms of the cold include a low-grade fever, cough, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, and headache.

Basic tips to beat the common cold:

If you’re looking to beat the common cold, you should always remember to wash your hands regularly.  It’s also important to limit your stress levels since they can affect your immune system.  Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Also, get regular sleep.

If it’s too late and you’re already sick, what can you do?

Here’s a list of cold and flu remedies that you should check out.

From this list of natural cold remedies, we can see that both Siberian as well as American Ginseng can be potentially helpful according to recent studies at reducing the duration of the common cold.

What’s more is that Andrographis Paniculata may also be effective–particularly at reducing some of the symptoms such as runny nose and nasal congestion associated with the common cold.

Even simple remedies such as drinking hot beverages or even chicken noodle soup have been shown to provide some temporary relief from cold symptoms.

Vitamin C and D may also play an important role in reducing the duration of colds.

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