Home Remedies that Work

AARP found great home remedies that could help you stop motion sickness to soothing your coughs. Also, there is scientific proof that they work!

  1. Honey—it is great to use when you have a cough that you want to get rid of. A study inPennsylvaniafound that it worked with a group of 100 kids they tested. The honey coats and soothes an irritated throat.
  2. Tart cherry juice—it seems that the juice is able to prevent gout attacks by reducing the joint inflammation that causes it. A study found that patients who took a tablespoon of tart cherry juice twice a day for four months were able to reduce their attacks in half.
  3. Dish washing soap—if you accidently get into contact with poison ivy or poison oak, finding dish washing soap near by will be helpful. Within the two hours of contact, wash the affected area with dish washing soap could prevent you from getting the red itchy rash.
  4.  Ginger—taking a bite out of this is helpful to relieve motion sickness and lower the chance of nausea. Eating one or two pieces of crystallized ginger before traveling will decrease motion sickness. Studies also show that taking a gram of ginger an hour before surgery can help reduce nausea during the first 24 hours of surgery.
  5. Water—by gargling just plain tap water can reduce the numbers of colds and respiratory infections you may get this winter. Try it with lemon and honey or salt as well. The salt helps take out the excess fluid from throat’s inflamed tissues.

 

What are some of your ways?

 

For more tips and original article, click here!—Courtesy of AARP.com

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A simple weight lost trick

AARP claims a new study has been found where middle to older age adults that drink about 2 glasses of water before each meal will lose 30% more weight than those who didn’t. Interesting! This only works for people who are middle aged or older, because younger people need to urinate more frequently. For the older generation, it takes more time for the stomach to empty; therefore they would feel full for a further period of time.  

This study was conducted at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg where they assigned 48 overweight /obese men and women between the ages of 55-75 into two groups.  Both groups were on the same diet, but one group had to drink two 8-ounce cups of water before every meal. The results showed that after 12 weeks, the group that had to drink the glasses of water shed on average 15.5 pounds. On the other hand, the null group lost  11 pounds on average.

Professional Medical Corp also want to remind readers that eating healthy and excerising are  key factors in losing weight!

Have you tried this before?

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