As flu season rolls around, people begin worrying about how to keep themselves, and their families, healthy. One popular natural remedy at this time of year is oregano oil, used to fight cold and flu symptoms. But can its effectiveness be proven by science?
As the name suggests, oregano oil is extracted from the leaves of the wild oregano herb, Origanum vulgare. There are more than 40 types of oregano, and the herbal …Read more
The latest health food getting many second glances from health foodies during cold and flu season is an old, traditional Japanese favorite: pickled turnips. And while Westerners may close their minds and mouths at first when it comes to trying this Eastern cultural dish at first, research is showing that pickled turnips may just live up to the immune strengthening hype after all.
Suguki are pickled turnips, a traditional Japanese dish that is available at many authentic …Read more
Around this time every year, a highly infectious virus known as influenza begins spreading throughout the nation. It passes from person to person through the air we breathe, multiplying in cells that line our body’s airways. This seasonal epidemic of respiratory infection leaves thousands of people severely sick, and has even been known to take lives.
Eighty years ago, a vaccine was developed to combat the influenza virus, that now saves countless people from having to battle with these dangerous …Read more
It’s a tale as old as time…when the flu hits, the woman ‘toughs it out’ and carries on with her daily duties, while the man retreats to his bed at the slightest cough. Some women mock their men for their inability to carry on, while some men report that they are experiencing a much more severe version of the flu then their female counterparts — they are experiencing the ‘man flu.’ Don’t laugh, because as absurd as it may sound …Read more