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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Sunshine Health Club - January 2011

 Featured Articles

Health Tips

Cold Remedies

If you catch a cold, you can expect to be sick for one to  two weeks. But that doesn't mean you have to be miserable. These remedies may help:

You can't flush a cold out of your system, but drinking plenty of water can help.

Salt water
A saltwater gargle - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in a 250mL glass of warm water - can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat.

Saline nasal drops and sprays
Over-the-counter saline nasal drops and sprays combat stuffiness and congestion.

Cold viruses thrive in dry conditions - another reason why colds are common in winter.

                                                       January 2011

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Happy New Year and happy reading...

The Lymphatic System


The lymphatic system is an often overlooked but crucial component of our immune system. It comprises of a network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes (also referred to as glands) that transport fluid, fats, proteins and white blood cells called lymphocytes to the bloodstream as lymph and removes microorganisms and other debris from body tissues, acting somewhat as a clean up system for the body. Unlike blood vessels which transport blood, however, the lymphatic vessels do not have a pump to shunt the lymph along but rely on the action of muscle movement to move the fluid along and valves that prevent the fluid from moving backwards. Read More

Scientific Breakthrough – Silver Could Be the Answer to the Common Cold

Promising new research on the use of silver has emerged which may provide a potential cure for the common cold.

The discovery was made by a team at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Professor Willy Verstraete, a microbiologist, discovered a method of attaching nanoparticles of silver to harmless bacteria called Lactobacillus fermentum. This bacteria, often found in probiotic yoghurts, when grown in a solution of silver ions, then excretes tiny particles of silver which stud the outside of the cells. Read More

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