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Top 7 Home Remedies for Gout

Posted on March 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Where they work, natural home remedies for health problems are preferable to drug-based medications. And gout is no different.

When choosing which natural remedies to use for your gout you need to ensure that they are capable of reducing the inflammation and relieving the pain of your gout attack. That’s your number one priority when suffering the agony of gout.

But, you also have to think long-term. These home remedies have to be able to lower and maintain uric acid at healthy levels to prevent recurring gout episodes.

This is especially important since frequent gout attacks can, over time, lead to permanent joint damage, kidney stones, stroke, heart disease and a higher risk of death.

With this in mind, here are my top seven home remedies for gout…

1. Drink More Water

This is a critical natural remedy for gout since it’s much harder for urate crystals to form out of uric acid in a well hydrated body.

Many, if not most of us, aren’t properly hydrated which raises our risk of gout and kidney stones.

So drink 2 to 3 liters of water each and every day.

2. Cherries

Cherries are an effective home remedy for gout. Studies have shown that they have natural anti-inflammatory properties and are able to lower uric acid levels too.

Some experts suggest eating thirty to forty cherries every four hours if you’re having an attack, and the same amount, but just once per day, for maintenance.

The studies show that tart cherry juice is equally affective.

3. Celery Seed Infusions

First off, don’t use this particular home remedy if you’re pregnant or suffer from any kidney problems, since celery seeds have diuretic properties.

Celery seeds are loaded with different anti-inflammatory properties and so are an ideal remedy during a gout attack.

Place a tablespoon of the seeds into two cups of water and boil until soft. Then strain off the seeds and drink half a cup of the infusion four times a day until your gout symptoms have gone.

4. Vitamin B Complex

B-vitamins are essential for many bodily functions, one of which is to convert uric acid into harmless components. So this makes vitamin B complex an ideal home remedy for gout.

These vitamins can be found in a range of foods, but many Western diets are deficient in those. In addition, some of the processes used in their preparation and other ingredients used can destroy B vitamins.

Because of this, supplementation is a much surer way of getting the B vitamins your body needs.

5. Vitamin C

A study has shown that taking vitamin C supplements can increase uric acid excretion within a few hours and lower blood uric acid levels.

Of course you can increase your vitamin C simply by eating more vegetables and fruit such as red bell peppers, red cabbage, potatoes, mandarins, tangerines and so on.

6. Bromelain

Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory enzyme found in pineapples. You can eat more pineapples, which will help, but the enzyme is found mainly in the stem of the fruit.

Bromelain supplements are more effective because they use the enzyme extracted directly from the stems.

7. Hot / Cold Compress

This home remedy will improve blood flow through the affected area, helping to remove urate crystals and to reduce inflammation and pain.

Apply a hot compress (cloth in hot water) for three minutes followed by a cold one (use ice) for thirty seconds. Keep repeating for up to twenty minutes and finish on cold.

Yeast Infection Home Remedy – An FAQ

Posted on March 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you think you have a yeast infection or if you are predisposed to getting them often, you may be considering a home remedy. This can be a great alternative to a prescription or over-the-counter remedy to cure your yeast infection. However, you likely have a number of questions about using a home remedy for treating your yeast infection.

Here is an FAQ on trying a yeast infection home remedy.

FAQ #1: What is a home remedy?

A: This refers to any cure or treatment for a disease or ailment that can be prepared and administered without having to visit a doctor or a pharmacy. Some home remedies have been around for centuries, and historically all cultures of the world have been using home remedies far longer than modern pharmacology has been in existence – often with comparable or better results.

FAQ #2: When should I consider such a remedy for my infection?

A: If you are a man or a woman who suspects you may have a yeast infection but do not want to spend the time or money necessary to visit a doctor or a pharmacy, a home remedy may be the right choice for you.

FAQ #3: Why should I trust a home remedy?

A: At first, the gut reaction for most people upon hearing about a home remedy is whether it can be trusted. After all, the thinking goes, don’t doctors know best? The answer seems to be: not necessarily. Many home remedies are based a bit on age-old wisdom and a lot on modern day success stories after having been tried by millions of other people. By contrast, many people today are becoming increasingly distrustful medicines purveyed by doctors and big businesses who answer not only to the call to heal but also to the call of investors.

FAQ #4: What are the advantages of using a home remedy to cure my yeast infection?

A: Using a home remedy to cure your infection will help you get at the causes of the yeast infection, as opposed to using a pharmaceutical that will likely just treat the symptoms of your current infection. Also, home remedies are much less expensive to administer, given the high cost of the treatments prescribed by doctors or available over the counter. Unlike store-bought remedies, with a home remedy, once you know what it is and how to properly administer it, you will never have to invest money in curing your yeast infection again.

FAQ #5: What are some examples of home remedies for infections?

A: Home remedies for infections vary. Some remedies include use of herbal douches, garlic cloves, reducing sugar in the diet, eating more live bacteria cultures like acidophilus and bifidus, and applying a vinegar and water solution. The best home remedies, however, are those that employ a proven combination of a number of different methods to exact the best results that cure a yeast infection and do not let it recur.

The use of home remedies is on the rise as the number of do-it-yourself doctors increases in the population. While many do-it-yourselfers still rely upon over-the-counter medicines to cure what ails them, an increasing number of people are turning to proven home remedies that provide safer, cheaper cures that often strike at the root of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.

Home Remedy For Coughing – Chinese Style

Posted on March 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

This home remedy for coughing is much more than a single remedy – it’s a collection of natural cough remedies to choose from according to the type of cough you have. Each remedy is easy to make, safe and effective. Also included is a superb breathing exercise to enhance the effects of the remedies by clearing your lungs and airways and flooding your system with fresh oxygen. Naturally, to give these home cough remedies a chance to work quickly and well, it’s important you eliminate or at least reduce cough causing or aggravating factors. After all, what’s the point in taking a cough remedy while, for instance, continuing to smoke!

Home Remedies for Coughing

Choose a remedy and stick with it for few days. If it doesn’t help you try another one.

Remedy One: Ginger & Malt Sugar Drink

Crush enough fresh ginger to obtain half a tablespoon of juice. Mix the juice and a teaspoon of malt or brown sugar in a cup of warm water and drink. Do this 2-3 times a day. Especially good for chronic coughs in the elderly.

Remedy Two: Garlic & Cane Sugar Drink

Pound 500 grams of fresh garlic into a paste. Mix two teaspoonfulls of the paste and a teaspoon or two of cane sugar in a cup of hot water and drink. Do this twice a day. Store the remaining garlic paste in a sealed jar for future use. Good for cough from the common cold.

Remedy Three: Whole Lemon Drink

Cut up a fresh lemon and put it through a juice extracter (skin & seeds included). Mix the juice with an equal amount of warm water and sip slowly, letting it just trickle down your throat. If it’s too bitter add a little more water, but no sugar. Do this 2-3 times a day. An excellent home remedy for coughing – clears chest congestion, sinus congestion, cough with profuse phlegm and sore throat.

Remedy Four: Tangerine Peel Tea

Steep 3-6 grams of tangerine peel and 4-5 grams of green tea in a mug of hot water for 10 minutes. Cover the cup while the tea is brewing. Drink freely throughout the day by topping it up with fresh, hot water each time. A very common traditional Chinese home remedy for coughing – suitable for cough with profuse sticky, white phlegm.

Remedy Five: Pineapple Throat Gargle

Use a juice extracter to make a cup of fresh pineapple juice. Or you can simply crush some pineapple pieces to obtain the juice. Gargle with the juice several times a day – don’t swallow it though. Soothes the throat and eases cough.

Remedy Six: Honey & Egg Drink

Crack an egg into a bowl and beat it evenly. Add 35 grams of honey to a small pot of water and bring to a boil. Add the honey water to the egg bowl, mix well and drink warm. Do this 1-2 times a day. Another common, traditional home remedy for coughing in China, although some people may not want to eat too many eggs. Good for dry cough and hoarse voice.

In addition to taking any home remedy for coughing you should adjust your diet and avoid phlegm-forming foods such as dairy products (especially if you have a damp, phlegmy cough), refined starches like white bread and cakes, and overly cooked meats. Eat foods in as close to their natural state as possible.

Remedy Seven: Breathing Exercise

To further enhance the effects of each natural cough remedy it is also recommended that you practice this breathing exercise:

http://chinese-holistic-health-exercises.com/do-breathing-exercises-at-home.html

It’s a very simple yet highly beneficial home remedy for cough, chest congestion, blocked sinuses – virtually any respiratory ailment – and it also relaxes you, boosts energy and clears your thinking.

To your health!

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