The First Thing to Do when a Cold or Flu Strikes

Cold and flu season are right around the corner, and with it we can expect lots of advertisements for flu vaccines.

I’ve written extensively on the dangers of flu vaccines before, and the fact that they simply do not work—according to the scientific evidence.

So here’s a timely review of what you can do to protect yourself and your family from colds and any type of flu this season, and in years to come.

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Kratom, which the government has been desperately trying to ban, contains powerful anti-coronavirus compounds

Dr. Thamrin Usman, a professor of chemistry at Tanjungpura University in Indonesia, recently gave an interview about “the diversity of tropical plants in West Kalimantan (that) have a lot of compounds that can strengthen the immune system and ward off coronavirus.” And one of the plants he mentioned that’s definitely worth noting is mitragyna speciosa, more popularly known as kratom. Continue reading

300+ Evidence-Based Longevity Promoting Natural Substances

Research has concluded that a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory natural substances can increase longevity and improve the aging process by reducing the risk of age-related diseases  Continue reading

The Tragic Leading Cause of Death for Ohio Preteens

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  • In Ohio, suicide is the leading cause of death for children aged 10 to 14, according to a report from the Ohio Department of Health
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds in Ohio
  • In Ohio, from 2007 to 2018 the number of suicides among youth ages 10 to 24 increased by 56%, while the suicide rate increased by 64%
  • Some have suggested that Congress should create a “psychologist general,” an office that would be dedicated to Americans’ mental health, similar to that of the surgeon general for physical health needs
  • If you notice someone showing signs of contemplating suicide, it’s recommended that you ask them directly if they’re having suicidal thoughts; doing so won’t increase the risk of suicide but may help to open up a conversation that can help

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Vitamin C Lowers Mortality in Severe Sepsis

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  • Sepsis is a last-ditch effort by your immune system to fight an infection in your body; it can lead to multiple organ failure and death unless promptly treated
  • While viruses, fungi and parasites all have the ability to trigger sepsis, bacterial infections are the most common cause. The most common types of infection triggering sepsis are respiratory and urinary tract infections
  • Each year, an estimated 1 million Americans get sepsis and up to half of them die as a result. The reason for its high mortality rate is because sepsis is often overlooked; many are unfamiliar with its signs and symptoms. It’s also notoriously difficult to treat
  • In 2017, a critical care physician announced the discovery of a simple and inexpensive way to treat sepsis using an intravenous cocktail of vitamin C and thiamine in combination with hydrocortisone
  • A 2019 study using vitamin C only found it lowered mortality risk in patients with severe sepsis, and reduced the number of days spent in intensive care and overall hospital stay

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9 Home Remedies To Relieve Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a very common health problem. While both men and women get UTIs, women are more prone to them. However, urinary tract infections can also lead to kidney infections and other complications if the bacteria spread to the kidneys or bloodstream. Continue reading

Foods That Fight the Common Cold

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Since colds are viral in nature, antibiotics are completely useless and should be avoided, unless your physician diagnoses a serious secondary bacterial infection Continue reading

No Time For The Gym? Eat An Orange!

New research suggests that vitamin C may give you some of the same heart benefits as regular exercise.  Continue reading

Reasons Why You Bruise Easily

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Your skin bruises more easily as you get older and may also be due to straining during exercise, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions Continue reading

Green Tea Linked to Decreased Risk for Dementia

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People who drank green tea one to six days a week had less mental decline and a lower risk of dementia than non-tea drinkers Continue reading

Tired? How To Super-Charge Your Cells

The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C: My Personal Experiences as a Physician

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The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C: My Personal Experiences as a Physician

Is the healing power of Vitamin C too good to be true? Can this inexpensive and convenient vitamin improve and heal the toughest of ailments? by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD Continue reading

Sunshine Vitamin Regenerates and Detoxifies Your Hormones

Sometimes called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because it is found in high levels in citrus fruits, vitamin C has a uniquely regenerative role in hormone health and cancer prevention that has been overlooked for over twenty years! Continue reading

Super Energy Kale Soup

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Kale contains more than 45 unique flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits Continue reading

Garlic, Vitamin c and Zinc Treat the Common Cold

Okay, so you have a cold – or those around you have a cold. What to do? Get some drugs? Think again. Most are no better for placebo for the common cold. The most successful proven cold remedies are natural. Continue reading