19 10, 2012

Why Don’t Antibiotics Treat The Flu?

By |2020-02-12T10:52:54-08:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is actually quite simple. The flu is caused by a virus. Actually, the common cold is caused by a virus as well. A virus is inherently different than a bacteria in its structure, the way it replicates and the way it affects your body. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses, so they obviously won't kill the [...]

12 10, 2012

How Do I Know If I Have A Cold, The Flu Or An Allergy?

By |2020-02-12T10:52:54-08:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

How Do I Know If I Have A Cold, The Flu Or An Allergy? A cold often begins with a sore throat, followed by a runny nose and eventually a cough.  If there is a fever, it won't typically be very high. Mucus will begin thin and clear and can progress to thicker and darker. Colds [...]

8 05, 2012

Pertussis: It’s Not Just For Kids

By |2020-02-12T10:53:52-08:00May 8th, 2012|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Pertussis: It's not just for kids. Have you or someone you know had a cough that just wouldn't go away? Then did you end up on antibiotics that didn't help or only helped a little? Then did it finally go away after weeks and weeks of coughing? Well, there is a good chance you had pertussis. [...]

16 03, 2012

How Do I Take Vitamin C When I Am Sick?

By |2020-02-12T10:53:54-08:00March 16th, 2012|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

How to take Vitamin C when you're sick/have the flu... Vitamin C has so many health benefits, but for today let's focus on using it when you get sick. Everyone's need for vitamin C is different, and everyone's needs change based on his or her state of health. For example, when you are perfectly healthy you [...]

7 02, 2012

Why Am I Sick All Of The Time?

By |2020-02-12T10:53:55-08:00February 7th, 2012|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |5 Comments

Getting sick all the time? Do you find yourself getting sick a lot during the winter months? Let's take a quick look at your immune system and how it is related to your digestion. First of all, a majority of your immune system actually resides in the lining of your gut (and by "gut", I mostly [...]

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