Again I love to share interesting articles and tips on how you can take better care of yourself whether it’s physical, mental or spiritual.

In this I will share the issue and natural suggestions on how to deal with it. If the issue becomes pronounced or concerning you please go and see your physician.

1. Sore Muscles:
Old-school fix: apply pain-relieving creams containing methyl salicylate. If taking a prescription blood thinner, the interaction could lead to dangerous side effects.

New-school remedy: TART CHERRY JUICE
Sipping two 10-ounce glasses of this highly anti-inflammatory drink may be enough to ease the damage you did while exercising. A study showed that when runners drank a glass of cherry juice twice a day for a week before a race they reported 67% less post exercise pain than those that didn’t.

2. Second-degree burn:
Old-school fix: Antibiotic gels. Two active ingredients, neomycin and bacitracin, can cause an itchy-rash allergic reaction.

New-school remedy: HONEY
First and second-degree burns treated with honey can heal almost twice as fast those treated with a traditional burn cream, according to a study in the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. Honey’s antibacterial properties can help burns become sterile more quickly, lessening the chance of infection. Gently clean the burn with cool water. Then apply a thick layer of honey to a non adherent pad, place it over the injured area, cover it with another pad, and tape. (if you see no improvement in a few days, consult your doctor).

3. Migraine:
Old-school fix: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. They can upset your stomach and damage your kidneys.

New-school remedy: FEVERFEW AND GINGER
A small 2011 study found that an elixir made from feverfew (a short brush with daisylike flowers) and ginger eliminated or significantly lessened migraine pain within two hours in 63 percent of sufferers. Feverfew may block multiple migraine triggers in the brain, and ginger may help alleviate the inflammation that contributes to the skull-busting pain. Even though the average headache is nowhere near as disabling as a migraine, study coauthor Roger Cady, MD, director of the Headache Care Center in Springfield, Missouri, says liberal combination should likely help milder tension-type discomfort, too.

4. Common flu:
Old-school fix: Over-the-counter decongestants and cough medicines. While they can relieve symptoms, they won’t speed recovery.

New-school remedy: ELDERBERRY EXTRACT
When adults were give elderberry syrup or a placebo within the first 48 hours of feeling flu symptoms, those who took the elderberry (one tablespoon of the antiviral syrup four times a day for five days) felt better on average four days sooner. The purplish extract has been shown to be effective against ten strains of influenza virus, likely by increasing the production of chemical messengers that stimulate the immune system.

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