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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea: A Medicinal Drink to Heal and Prevent Colds and the Flu

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Take your morning warm lemon water ritual to a new level with the anti-inflammatory and detoxing powers of ginger and turmeric. This winter wellness elixir is packed with health promoting antioxidants which detoxify your liver and blood, and kick start digestion.

This immune boosting recipe works wonders to treat a cold, sore throat, cough, seasonal allergies, fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive complaints.

I prefer to use fresh turmeric root, but unfortunately this wonderful healing root isn’t often available in most grocery stores or markets.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root or ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2-3 twists of black pepper (to increases turmeric’s bio-availability)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)
  • 1 ½ cup filtered water

Combine turmeric, ginger and water in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, make sure it doesn’t boil. Strain the liquid and pour into a mug. Add lemon juice and honey and give it a good stir.

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When you grate the turmeric root, be careful not to ruin your counter top or clothing as it can leave nasty yellow stains.

Enjoy!

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Off 96% of All Toxic Pesticides from Your Fruits and Vegetables

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Baking soda is a magical product with so many practical uses, such as curing heartburn, cleaning white clothes, and now, new research has found that this wonder ingredient can remove up to 96% of pesticides from fruit and vegetables.

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts has conducted a study on gala apples to determine baking soda’s efficacy in cleaning the fruits.

During  the research team has applied two most common pesticides thiabendazole and phosmet to organic gala apples. Thiabendazole is a fungicide that has been previously noted for its capacity to penetrate apple peels. Phosmet is a popular insecticide, the experts say. The scientists have then washed the contaminated apples with three different liquids, which include: tap water, a one percent baking soda/water solution, and a commercial bleach solution approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The commercial bleaching solution is the most commonly used liquid in cleaning produce.

The results have revealed that submerging apples in a baking soda solution for two minutes removed more pesticides than a two-minute soak in the bleach solution, or two minutes of rinsing in running tap water. But it took 12 to 15 minutes in the baking soda solution to completely get rid of the pesticides used in this study

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Produce

Baking soda can be used to scrub pesticide residue from hard-skinned vegetables and fruits. Because baking soda is an alkaline salt, it makes an eco-friendly and effective produce wash.

To use it, simply add a few tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of water when soaking your fruits and vegetables, which should be done a few good minutes before rinsing them with fresh cold water. Or, shake some baking soda on produce and scrub away with a produce brush. By the way, this method is especially great for things like musk melons, because their rinds have all kinds of nooks and crannies that love to trap microbes and dirt.

Your Body is Acidic. Here is what you NEED to Do

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Noble prize Winner Dr. Otto H Warburg , who discovered the real cause of cancer,  has found that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency. Oxyhen deficiency leads to an acidic state in the human body. Dr. Warburg also found that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state.

“All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception. “Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”

Our diet plays a vital role in maintaining proper pH levels in the body. PH balance is the balance of acid and alkaline in all fluids and cells throughout your body. Your body must balance the blood’s pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. Unfortunately,  the typical American diet consists primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, refined grains,  genetically modified organisms, and etc. This  leads to unhealthy acidic pH. An imbalanced pH can interrupt cellular activities and functions. Excessively acidic pH can lead to many  serious health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and heartburn. If you keep your body  in an acidic state for a long period of time, it can drastically accelerate aging. Robert O. Young   in The pH Miracle, says, that most health problems arise from being acidic. This is because parasites, bad bacteria, viruses, and candida overgrowth thrive in acidic environments.  But an alkaline environment neutralizes bacteria and  other pathogens.

Therefore, maintaining pH balance  is one of the important tools to optimizing your health.

Home remedies for acidity

Ingredients

1/3 tsp. baking soda

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar

Method

Mix everything together.  The acid/base combination will immediately begin to fizz. Keep adding baking soda until the fizz stops and then fill the glass with  8 oz. water.

Drink all at once. This home remedy will help neutralizes the pH and create  an alkaline-forming environment in your body.  It will help with  stomach acid and reduce acidosis.

7 Foods Made in China You Must Avoid (Filled with Plastic and Cancer Causing Chemicals)

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Nowadays, more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that many of the foods we consume daily have been imported from China.

Yet, this makes me wonder: why would we import when we have so much farmland? It must be the cheap prices that are the reason why we consume harmful imported food instead of using our own ones!

These are the most dangerous foods imported in China we consume daily:

Apple Juice
China is well known to use dangerous pesticides in the production of foods, including banned pesticides. Also, nearly 50% of all apple juice sold in the United States is imported from China.

Industrial Salt
The Chinese often use salt produced for industrial purposes as table salt, so there are high chances that we often consume industrial salt as well, which can lead to high stroke and heart attack risk, high blood pressure, and hypertension.

Cod Fish
Half of the American Cod is imported from China, and you have probably already heard about the water pollution and feeding issue with this fish in China.

Chicken
China often has issues with avian flu and other food borne illnesses, and in 2013, the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of Chinese chicken in America. However, research has also shown that the chicken there are fed and kept in disastrous conditions.

Chinese Garlic
31% of the garlic we use is imported from China, and Chinese use tons of harmful pesticides in the production of these foods, especially methyl bromide.

Tilapia Fish
Furthermore, 80% of the tilapia sold in the United States is also Chinese. The tilapia fish is a bottom feeder, meaning that I consume all it can find. Yet, if we consider the water pollution, we can state that the consumption of anything raised in that water would be not just unsafe, but extremely dangerous.

 Plastic Rice
It has also been reported that China also produces fake, plastic rice. This rice is made of resin and potatoes and stays hard when boiled.
We believe that these facts above surely made you think that it is always better to stay on the safe side and buy and consume local, organic foods.

Sources:
althealthworks.com
www.davidwolfe.com

Big Pharma Suffers Another Major Blow As Study Debunks High Cholesterol Myths, Admitting Statins Are Totally Worthless

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It’s been a tough few weeks for Big Pharma, as three major studies have now completely disproved the effectiveness of its most profitable drugs. Last week, a huge study published in The Lancet admitted that the risks of antidepressants in children and teens far outweigh the benefits, as the drugs routinely increase suicidal behavior. Out of 14 antidepressants, only one was shown to improve depression better than the placebo.

Now, scientists are reporting that cholesterol drugs, which 15 million Americans are prescribed, are also completely worthless. A group of international researchers published a study in the BMJ Open journal that found no link between what’s known as “bad” cholesterol and death as a result of heart disease in individuals over 60 years of age.

n fact, the results found that 92 percent of people with high cholesterol actually lived longer. The best way to achieve and maintain good heart health is not through medications but through healthy lifestyle habits.

“Lowering cholesterol with medications for primary cardiovascular prevention in those aged over 60 is a total waste of time and resources, whereas altering your lifestyle is the single most important way to achieve a good quality of life,” said vascular and endovascular surgery expert Professor Sherif Sultan from the University of Ireland.

‘Lowering cholesterol with medications is a total waste of time’

Study co-author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick said their findings show “that older people with high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, the so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol, lived longer and had less heart disease.”

The revelations are sure to have huge implications for the pharmaceutical industry, as the cholesterol drug Lipitor is the most profitable meditation of all time – raking in more than $140 billion in sales, according to Health Impact News. 

The guidelines for preventing heart disease and the buildup of plaque in the arteries need to be re-evaluated, said the study authors, adding that “the benefits from statin treatment have been exaggerated.”

But the truth is that the benefits of statins haven’t just been exaggerated, but 100 percent fabricated, as well as the “research” supporting other drugs such as antidepressants and vaccines.

Natural News reported in 2013 that the push to get even more U.S. adults on statins was facilitated by doctors tied to the industry. Physicians with the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines three years ago calling for one-third of all adults to consider taking statins – a push proven to be extremely lucrative for Big Pharma.

When questioned about the conflict of interest, the response was: “Ties between heart doctors and Big Pharma are so extensive that it is almost impossible to find a large group of doctors who have no industry ties.”

New study says multiple vaccines at once not safe for kids

The third major study in a matter of days to discredit the pharmaceutical industry, comes from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, which found that giving children multiple vaccines at once is unsafe – a complete contradiction to the vaccine narrative shoved down everyone’s throats by government, drug companies and the media for decades.

“Although CDC recommends polio, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, rotavirus, Haemophilus influenzae type B, and pneumococcal vaccines for two-, four-, and six-month-old infants, this combination of eight vaccines administered during a single physician visit was never tested for safety in clinical trials,” wrote medical researcher Neil Z. Miller.

“This is at odds with a CDC report which found that mixed exposures to chemical substances and other stress factors, including prescribed pharmaceuticals, may produce ‘increased or unexpected deleterious health effects.’”

So there you have it. The pharmaceutical industry, as well the government mandated policies that support it, have absolutely no credibility, and therefore should not be trusted by anyone. The best way to maintain good health is to practice healthy lifestyle habits including eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking time to quiet the mind.

Sources:

NaturalNews.com

HealthImpactNews.com

Telegraph.co.uk

ShareCare.com

Shocking News: Big Pharma Stands To Lose $18.5 Billion If All 50 States Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest influences in the US economy and, subsequently, in US law. It is no secret that Big Pharma has lobbied against medical (and recreational) marijuana legalization as they stand to lose a substantial amount of money.

States that have already legalized medical cannabis are already seeing the effects: prescription drug usage has decreased by an average of 11 percent.

The National Academies of Science keeps track of the conditions most effectively treatedwith medical marijuana , and nearly all of them have high-profit prescription counterparts.

Among the conditions are glaucoma, chronic pain, nerve disorders/pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, and nausea/vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Big Pharma is an incredibly powerful and lucrative industry. While $18.5 billion in losses over a three year period may seem enormous, “medical cannabis would be a drop in the bucket when it comes to impacting the total pharmaceutical industry”, according to Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, founder and CEO of New Frontier Data.

Source : http://urhealthguide.com

ADHD is a FAKE Disease Invented by Big Pharma to Drug Children for Profit

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ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is ubiquitous in the American classroom, there’s little debate about that. According to CDC statistics from 2012, 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. With over six million kids diagnosed, it’s hard not to wonder: Is this condition even a real problem?

Sure, some kids struggle to pay attention during school — but does that signify an actual problem with the child? Perhaps it’s more indicative of a society that simply doesn’t allow children to be children anymore. If you’ve ever found that the notion that children who’d rather play outside than sit at a desk are “broken” and need medication was a bit hard to digest, you may be right.

Writing for The Daily BellJoe Jarvis explains that there is proof that ADHD is nothing more than a fake disease. As Jarvis notes, two states with some of the highest incidences of ADHD are Arkansas and Kentucky.

These states are also home to a lot of children who enjoy hunting and fishing. Jarvis reports that census data from Arkansas shows 89 percent of kids fish and 35 percent hunt. Similar survey data shows that in Kentucky, 86 percent fish and 31 percent hunt. “These were the closest indicators I could think of that Kentucky and Arkansas children are more interested in being outside and active than cooped up in a classroom,” he contends.

 Jarvis further notes that in states with the lowest incidences of ADHD, children seem to be far less interested in the great outdoors: In New Jersey, only 45 percent of kids go fishing. While not exactly evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship, it certainly raises questions about the way we look at kids who have trouble focusing in the classroom. Jarvis posits that the data he’s collected “suggests that the states with the highest instances of ADHD diagnosis are also states where the traditional values of public education are least aligned with the population.”

The validity of the ADHD diagnosis has been questioned for years now; many people wonder if it’s more of a behavioral issue than an actual cognitive deficit. But maybe it’s neither; maybe children should just be allowed to be children — without being drugged.

As Jarvis notes, many of the stats on ADHD are laughable. For example, boys are three times more likely to get an ADHD diagnosis than girls. Children from unstable home environments are also at a higher risk of being diagnosed with this so-called illness. These are the “facts” that allow the pharmaceutical industry unbridled access to drugging up little kids?

Even if you want to go so far as to say that ADHD is a behavioral issue and not a true cognitive problem, why choose potentially dangerous drugs over a more natural approach? There are many options to help kids who struggle in classrooms that do not involve prescription medication. For example, changing your child’s diet, providing them with more opportunities to exercise and ensuring they get enough sleep are all essential ways you can help your child be their best in the classroom.

Recent research has also shown that omega-3 fatty acids are a key nutrient to help support growing brains and bolster their overall cognitive performance.

In a world where kids (and adults) are spending less time outside and more time eating junk foods, its really no surprise better nutrition and a more active lifestyle could be simple fixes to many of our modern problems.

Sources for this article include:

TheDailyBell.com

CDC.gov

Natural News

FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

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The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death.”

Epidural steroid injections – and catastrophic injuries from them – were the subject of my debut investigation for The Dr. Oz Show almost exactly a year ago. (You can watch the video here and read the web article here.) The epidural space is an area between the spinal cord and the bony structure of the spine.

Our investigation revealed that the steroids – called corticosteroids – used for epidural injections are not even FDA approved for this purpose and yet ESIs are done nearly 9 million times a year, according to an analysis by Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti.

In addition to informing the public via its Medwatch Alert, the FDA said, “We are requiring the addition of a Warning to the drug labels of injectable corticosteroids to describe these risks.”  Injectable corticosteroids include methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, betamethasone, and dexamethasone.

The new warning will be a more prominent reminder to doctors that injecting steroids into the epidural space, just outside the spinal cord, has risks. But the warning failed to list all of the possible adverse reactions. Those reactions are named in the fine print of current drug labels, and include: “arachnoiditis, bowel/bladder dysfunction, headache, meningitis, parapareisis/paraplegia, seizures, sensory disturbances.”

In 2009, the FDA convened a group to study the safety of some types of epidural steroid injections. In its new notice, the FDA said that group’s recommendations still are not ready and will be released when they are.

Dennis Capolongo of the EDNC, a group that has been campaigning against epidural steroid injections for years, called the FDA’s new warning “bitter sweet” because it did not go further. Capolongo wants the FDA to go beyond telling doctors that injecting steroids into the epidural space COULD have severe side effects and instead state that they MUST NOT do it.

In February of this year, Australian and New Zealand health authorities came out with exactly that stronger language, stating that steroids like this, “MUST NOT be used by the intrathecal, epidural, intravenous or any other unspecified routes.” The South African government issued similar warnings, according to Capolongo.

Since the FDA is still actively studying these procedures, it will be interesting to see if the agency takes any further steps. If and when it does, you can bet I’ll pass the information along.

Source: http://ushealthmagz.com/2018/05/01/fda-warns-about-dangers-of-epidural-steroid-injections-for-back-pain/

4 Reasons Why Pineapples Can Replace Your Cough Syrup

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If you are a fan of pineapple juice, maybe you already know about its many benefits like treating arthritis, supporting immunity, and fighting cancer. But, did you know that pineapple juice is also effective for or relieving cough?

Some reports suggest that pineapple juice could be as much as five times more effective than conventional cough syrups. Even if that is an exaggeration, we see no reason to doubt the power of the fruit. You should drink pineapple juice for cough relief if your cough is caused by an allergy or asthma.

Pineapples contain an anti-inflammatory mixture of enzymes called bromelain which eases a cough caused by inflammation of the airways. It is also known to dilute mucus and make it easier to expel it. Besides, it brings none of the drowsiness cough syrups are infamous for. Here’s looking at it in detail.

1. It reduces inflammation due to allergies

According to numerous studies, bromelain has potent anti-inflammatory benefits for your body. This is what has made the fruit so popular as a folk remedy for generations of people all around the world.

Coughs are common when you have allergic airways diseases (AAD) as the body tries to clear itself of the excess mucus buildup. Anti-inflammatory therapy is one of the many treatments suggested to combat AAD.

While corticosteroids are typically used, you may give your body a push in the right direction by supplementing this medication with an anti-inflammatory diet that includes pineapple or its juice.

2. It combats asthma and allergy-linked respiratory problems

Besides the fact that bromelain can help with AAD, it is also suggested that it can work as a supplemental therapy to provide relief from allergic asthma. The triggers for your asthma could be environmental or dietary, or may have genetic or infectious roots.

One study investigated the effect of using pineapple juice to treat bronchial asthma. Test subjects consumed 100 ml of pineapple mixed with an equal amount of water twice a day for a duration of 90 days.

The results of the lung function test were promising, leading the research team to conclude that pineapple juice could bring significant improvements to those with bronchial asthma.

3. It dilutes mucus to ease coughs and wheezing

If you have a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchial asthma, an acute attack can cause wheezing and coughing when your bronchioles are blocked with excess mucus.

Research has suggested that the mucus-dissolving benefits of pineapple juice can help enhance the process of expelling of mucus. It also causes sticky mucus typical of COPD and bronchial asthma to be diluted, making it easier for you to expel it.

4. It can clear out sinus problem or hay fever

If you suffer from a stuffy nose and cough due to hay fever or sinus problems, bromelain could come to your rescue. Its action as an anti-inflammatory, a decongestant, and a natural antihistamine (the kind of drugs used to treat an allergy) helps provide you relief.

Pineapple juice Vs Cough syrup

Can pineapple juice replace cough syrup? The answer to this depends on what kind of cough you have. Pineapple juice may be effective if it is an allergic condition or a side effect of asthma. While pineapple juice may only have a limited use in treating infections, it could help alleviate the inflammation or mucus build-up of allergic asthma or AAD.

However, if you have been drinking fresh pineapple juice regularly, you already have a lower risk of catching the common cold and cough. An 8 oz glass of the fresh juice promises 119 mg vitamin C, which is more than the average daily need. But vitamin C is not the only immunity booster in pineapple juice. It has carotenoids which are plant antioxidants and manganese which helps make up superoxide dismutase, a natural antioxidant in your body.

A recipe for a pineapple-based cough remedy

Below is a recipe for a pineapple-based cough remedy similar to one used in the Indian study mentioned earlier in this article.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic, raw honey
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients together and process in a blender. The remedy can be used up to three times a day to help neutralize a cough.

Source:

fithacker.me

naturalnews.com

Science Confirms That Oregano Essential Oil Is One Of The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotics!

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Designed specifically for fighting bacterial infections, antibiotics are one of the medical doctors’\ favorite tools for treating many health issues. But there’s another underutilized natural medicine that many doctors don’t tell their patients about – oregano oil.

When it comes to preventing and treating infections, oil of oregano is proven to be just as effective as some antibiotics. Plus, oregano oil is unlikely to cause many of the harmful side effects associated with antibiotic overuse including antibiotic resistance and poor gut health due to destruction of beneficial probiotic gut bacteria, decreased vitamin absorption, and leaky gut syndrome.

As you’ll learn, oil of oregano benefits extend beyond just controlling infections. Other conditions that oregano oil can help manage include:

  • Athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
  • Common colds
  • Gingivitis
  • Earaches or toothaches
  • Digestive problems such as heartburn and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)

Every home should have a bottle of oregano oil

Oregano oil is derived from the flowers and leaves of wild oregano plant. It is a potent antimicrobial agent that effectively fights off infections. Because of its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, the oregano oil has a wide range of uses and health benefits.

Oregano oil contains two powerful compounds called carvacrol and thymol, both of which have been shown in studies to have strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Carvacrol found in the oil of oregano is so potent that it has been the focus of over 800 studies referenced in PubMed, the world’s No. 1 database for scientific evidence-based literature. To give you a sense how potent and multi-functional carvacrol is it has been shown in studies to help reduce or reverse some of these common health issues:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Parasites
  • Viruses
  • Inflammation
  • Allergies
  • Tumors
  • Indigestion
  • Candida infection

The frequent use of antibiotics can be dangerous because they don’t only kill bacteria that are responsible for infections, they also kill good bacteria that we need for optimal health. Moreover, antibiotics are very commonly prescribed, and often for conditions in which they have no use, such as viral infections.

The benefits of oregano oil

Oregano oil is effective in treating a myriad of conditions, some of which include, colds/flu, lung conditions (asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis), arthritis, animal bites, candida, ear infections, rashes, giardia, sore throat, tuberculosis, and diarrhea just to name a few.

  • It can destroy organisms that contribute to the development of skin infections and problems with digestion, urinary, bladder, and food poisoning.
  • It strengthens the immune system.
  • It increases the connection and flexibility of muscles.
  • It improves respiratory health. Puffs of oil will help your breathing in cases of shortness of breath or pulmonary disease.
  • It can be used for skin conditions like athletes foot, acne and dandruff.
  • Oregano oil can also help cold sores, joint pain, and muscle aches.

How to use Oregano oil

Oregano oil can be used topically, diffused or taken internally (only if it’s 100 percent therapeutic grade oil).

1. Add 2-3 drops of oregano oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, and inhale deeply to relieve nasal congestion and lung infections.

2. Add 2-3 drops of oregano oil in a glass of water and drink to relieve a sore throat.

3. Mix -3 drops of oregano oil with small amount of coconut oil or aloe vera gel, and apply on acne, cold sores, nail fungus, shingles or psoriasis skin condition. Do not use oregano oil on broken or sensitive skin as it may burn. Use a clean cotton pad with every application to avoid spreading the bacteria.

4. Mix same parts of oregano oil and organic olive oil and apply to aches, sore muscles, and backaches for relief.

5. Add 3-4 drops of oregano oil in a glass of water and drink 2-3 times a day before meals to boost your immune system when you’re feeling under the weather.

6. Add 1 drop of oregano oil on your toothbrush with toothpaste, for killing bacteria that cause bad breath.

How to kill parasites or fight infections with oregano oil

Add 3-4 drops of 100 percent therapeutic grade oregano oil in a glass of water and drink 2-3 times a day before meals. For some people, these few drops may cause a little burning sensation in the mouth. Lower the number of drops if you cannot handle it.

You should use this for up to 14 days (but not less than 5-7 days) to kill parasites or fight infections. Take a 7-day break, and continue another 14 days if necessary. Oregano oil is so potent that it must not be taken on a long-term basis.

The advantage of natural antibiotics is that they don’t produce any side effects as they do not destroy the good bacteria, thus can only improve your gut flora health.

Source:

draxe.com

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

naturalnewsblogs.com