Sitting at home by the fire in the dead of winter is a comfortable pastime, but it may also be one reason why we get sicker at this time of year.
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Take action at the first signs of a cold or flu as most of the research into remedies administer these early on to optimise the benefits.
There’s nothing worse than a summer cold, particularly when the weather is scorching. And although conventional medicine throws a load of mostly useless products at respiratory infections, alternative medicine provides some real solutions.
No rolling up your sleeve for a painful shot in the arm. Just a couple of sniffs and you are protected from the dreaded flu.
That’s the sales pitch for the latest flu vaccine FluMist,
Propolis - that gummy substance collected by bees from leaf buds and tree bark - may be helpful in preventing and shortening the duration of the common cold in both children (Rom J Virol, 1995; 46: 115-33) and adults
Most of us believe there are only four seasons, but there is a fifth one that runs from November to February - the colds/flu season. Chances are, at some point in your life - and, for some people, once a year
Two antagonistic camps exist among homeopaths - those who only prescribe a single remedy for a particular case (and find anything else anathema), and those who don't mind resorting to combination homeopathic remedies - usually marketed as 'complex'...
Most of the magic bullets to treat colds and flu - from antibiotics to zinc lozenges - are shots in the dark and not as effective as tried-and-tested traditional remedies.