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Secondhand smoke releases about 250 harmful chemicals out of which 50 are carcinogens. These impact different parts of the body differently depending on the intensity and frequency of exposure. Passive smoking causes lung cancer and increases the risk of breast, throat, rectum, bladder, stomach, and brain cancer. In children, it manifolds the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and liver cancer.
Have you woken up at night often feeling your mouth is dry as a desert? This could be because you are breathing through your...
Viral infections like cold and flu are the most common reason for throat pain. Besides these, throat pain can be caused by bacterial infections like strep throat and tonsillitis or bacterial infection of the tonsils, epiglottis, or uvula. Irritants like smoke, toxic air, and allergens could also be possible reasons for your throat pain. A strained vocal cord because of speaking for too long can also cause pain in your throat.
MSG symptom complex is the umbrella term that covers all the symptoms of MSG allergy. While the popular claim is that MSG is harmful to everyone, researchers are of the opinion that your body exhibits these symptoms mostly if you're allergic to the flavor enhancer. While the symptoms are many, the most common ones are given here.
Chakras are the energy centers in our body located along the spinal cord through which energy flows. Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit. So, a...
Allergies and infections can cause excess mucus (phlegm) which irritates your throat. Sipping on warm fluids like chicken soup, thyme or aniseed tea, or just a plain glass of warm honey-lemon water can help loosen up or thin out the mucus, making it easier to expectorate. Equally soothing can be gargling with salt water and inhaling the eucalyptus-scented steam.
A common cause of sore and scratchy throat in kids, strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. While surgical resection of the tonsils is successful in reducing throat infections, it doesn't guarantee long-term protection from strep throat or other throat infections. All it offers is a lowered risk of contracting strep throat!
Throat issues are extremely common, usually infectious, and tricky to deal with. Take up this simple yoga practice to help heal the throat sooner.
Honey water not just tastes good but is also extremely beneficial. Have it every day to improve your immunity, digestion, sore throat, and much more.
The bacterial film in your teeth, commonly known as plaque, is responsible for tooth decay, cavities, staining, infections, and bad breath. ACV, being antibacterial, can fix all these problems by removing the bacteria. It also treats fungal infections in the mouth, eases digestion, and treats sore throat, thereby eliminating the root causes of bad breath. But use it with caution for undiluted ACV can erode the tooth enamel.
Part of the immune system, the adenoids are located in the back of the throat. Adenoiditis occurs when these become inflamed, often due to infection. Result is a stuffy nose, fitful sleep, impaired hearing. To help cure it naturally, gargle twice a day with a mix of 1c warm water, 1/2t each of turmeric and salt and/or try herbs like sitopaladi, garlic, sage, licorice, amalaki.
Put a small amount of the gargling liquid in your mouth and swish it around. Tilt your head back slightly, pull your tongue back a little and without swallowing the liquid, try to open your mouth and make an "ahhh" sound. Allow the gargling liquid to bubble through the upper throat and in the mouth for about 30 seconds. Spit the gargling liquid out into the sink.
A sore and scratchy throat are often the first signs of a cold. Viral, bacterial or fungal infection cause sore throat. However, throat irritation...
Mucilage present in slippery elm does a good job of soothing and coating the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines, relieving uneasiness caused by Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, diverticulitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Mix some grounded powder of elm with your tea or buy tablets that contain slippery elm.
Chop 1 whole garlic and then pound it in a mortar until it becomes transparent. Mix it with honey and store it in a jar. It contains vitamins including niacin, riboflavin, B6, amino acids and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium and zinc. Use 1/2 a tsp a day to boost immunity and treat cold, cough and flu. It’s also a natural antioxidant.