9/04/2018 3:49 pm
Common cold and flu cases start with symptoms like a runny or blocked nose, sneezing and scratchy throat. There are a lot of viri that cause a cold and or flu; the most common are the Coronavirus, Rhinovirus, RSV and Parainfluenza. Unidentified viruses cause between 20 - 30 percent of colds in adults. Common colds usually start by contact from a person who is infected with the virus or even droplets in the air released during sneezing or coughing. Physical contact could be direct or an indirect by touching a contaminated surface with the virus from an infected person like a cup, doorknob, keyboard etc. Once the virus gets into the body, it attaches itself to the lining of nose or throat. Our body identifies the foreign body and body defence system sends white blood cells to attack the germs. The nose and throat get inflamed and get lots of mucus. You are more likely to get cold if you are more tired, stressed, allergies or even when your immune systems are underperforming. Cold and flu tips and remedies Rest: Rest is an essential factor as your body is tired and needs to heal. Avoid physical exercise when you have chest congestion, fever, body aches and cough.
Hydration: liquids like water, juice keeps hydrating the body. warm lemon water with honey helps to loosen congestions. A sore throat: warm saltwater gargle can temporarily relieve a sore throat. Throat spray, lozenges with antiseptic or anti-inflammatory can help in reducing pain and irritations. (not recemented for children below six years). warm liquids like tea, soups are also recommended to get temporary relief from the symptoms. Stuffy nose and congestions: saline nasal spray or drops are best for a congested nose. For a faster recovery try a nasal or oral decongestant. Pain and fever: paracetamol and ibuprofen are recommended for the relief of pain and fever. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for dosage and allergy information Supplements for Preventions The following are the best-recommended supplements to prevent common cold and flu. Vitamin C Zinc Echinacea and Manuka honey. Ask your doctor or Pharmacist for more information about interactions, side effects etc.Read More
8/02/2017 5:57 pm
Vitamin D is a vitamin that is fat-soluble and found in very few foods. Many people lack vitamin D in their diets. Since it is found in only a few foods, it is added to many. Vitamin D is produced endogenously through the sun’s rays as they strike your skin. It triggers a vitamin D synthesis. It is obtained through exposure to the sun, through the foods that you eat and through the intake of a vitamin D supplement.
A deficiency in vitamin D is now a global and public health problem that affects around 1 billion people around the world. Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs. That is because either your body does not make enough of them or your body can’t make them at all. They can be acquired through your diet or through supplements. Many individuals use supplements, because it makes it easier to track whether they are getting the right amount of the various nutrients and vitamins that they need to lead a healthy life.Read More
2/12/2016 11:09 pm
If you have been struggling with your weight or tired of trying diet after diet without seeing any result? Are you having trouble getting back to your pre-pregnancy weight? Do you hate the way that you look and no matter how much you diet and exercise, you can’t seem to lose the weight?
These are the complaints that so many people have before they try the fat blaster, Optifast. When you are trying to lose some weight, there are so many things that seem to get in the way. Being overweight is unhealthy, uncomfortable, and can make you feel unattractive and even unwanted. When you are working so hard to keep your weight down and you aren’t succeeding, it starts to really weigh heavily on your mind.Read More
2/12/2016 10:38 pm
Many people are on the go all through the day. They eat a quick lunch out of a paper bag from home or from the local fast food joint. When you get home, you don’t want to try to create a full course meal. It is understandable how your diet can get a little out of hand. This is why a growing number of people are turning to vitamins and supplements to help them stay healthy.
Vitamins and minerals that are found in foods are sometimes cooked out of foods. Foods can also get over-processed leaving them void of the nutrients that our body needs. The quality of the supplements and vitamins that you buy is key in their overall functionality and support. Ordering from a supplement warehouse like Pharma Deal is a great way to save on all of the vitamins and supplements that you may need to support your health and well-being.Read More
22/11/2016 8:15 pm
You have seen several commercials pushing the use of fish oil. Your doctor has expressed the need for you to add more fish to your diet. You have heard about the heart health effects of incorporating omega-3 into your diet. But you aren’t really sure if adding them to your daily routine will do anything for you. You have come to the right place.
Are you looking to maximize your muscle build? Lose weight? Or aiming to achieve optimal health?
14/11/2016 11:43 am
So you’ve heard that carrots are the key to 20/20 vision, but how much of this is really true, and how much is just an old wives’ tale? The answer is yes and no. The reason carrots have long been attributed as a major factor in your eye health is because carrots contain Vitamin A. But carrots don’t stand alone as a great source of Vitamin A: cheese, egg yolk, and milk are just a few more examples.
*Supplements are not intended to replace the value of a balanced diet. If you experience any changes in your health, you should consult a certified physician.Read More
11/11/2016 10:25 am
Maintaining your own health and wellness is one thing. You want to look your best, and feel your best too. From skin and hair care, to beauty regimens, and a daily dose of nutrient-rich vitamins, you have the power to improve the way you live.
When it comes to your baby’s health though, there’s nothing that could matter more. You dream about their first day of school, learning how to drive, graduating, and getting married, but all of those major life milestones rely on a state of basic physical health.
2/11/2016 8:40 pm
Every year as Autumn approaches, our minds begin to day dream for the brisk weather, sweet ciders, and gorgeous hues of leaves that are on their way. Autumn means school is back in session, summer vacations have come to an end, and it’s time to establish a new routine, get into the groove again.
But chillier weather and drier climate can also mean that our skin’s health is put to the test.Read More
28/10/2016 5:56 pm
When you think about what vitamins can do for your health, your first thoughts might not be that of bone, joint, and muscle health. The truth is that maintaining the health of your basic body structure is just as important as any other organ inside your body. In fact, all body functions rely on the health of your skeletal and muscular systems.
20/10/2016 8:07 pm
While it is in a child’s best interest to eat a complete and balanced diet, this is not always a possible option. Children are notoriously picky and often demonstrate defiance when parents try to feed them vegetables and other naturally vitamin rich foods. Even if you try your best to encourage healthy eating habits, there are frequently many other inevitable situations that can have a negative impact on what your child wants to eat.Read More