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Understanding PMS

With three teenage girls, understanding PMS is less of an intellectual endeavor and more of a survival skill. I often wonder how much of the foul mood, the needing to be alone and the snippiness are organically due to premenstrual syndrome, and how much is just typical adolescent behavior. It isn’t that I am not […]

How Tamiflu Affected Me

My son and I had the flu 2 weeks ago. I hadn’t had it in years. And yes, we did get flu shots but we just happened to the a few of the unlucky ones who get the flu anyway. We spiked fevers quickly and aches and pains followed. My first instinct was to grin and bear […]

10 Reasons to Exercise…Even if You Hate it.

“You can’t out-train crappy eating.” This is a very true, somewhat depressing statement. What is the first thing everyone who wants to lose weight does? They join a gym. For the small percentage of people who actually then go to the gym, the results can be disappointing, discouraging them from continuing. Unfortunately, the weight doesn’t […]

Should You Take Tamiflu?

Also read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu You or someone in your family was just diagnosed with the flu. Now what? Just like the flu shot, there is a lot of controversy about Tamiflu, and with it, lots of misinformation. Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is an anti-viral medication, which has its limitations. It […]

Homemade Cure for Colds & Coughs

My sister, Michelle, has four little boys and swears by this home remedy for a cough, and I just made a batch for my kids, who have been coughing for four days. Ingredients 1 small onion honey Directions Cut a small onion and place in a bowl. Cover completely with honey. (I use local because there is some […]

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu This Year Generally, when women get a runny nose, headache and a sore throat, they say they just have a little cold. When men get the exact same symptoms, they need to climb into bed with the “flu.” Regardless though of the subjective experience and your […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Yes, it is that time of year again … cold and flu season. We’ve got you covered, from prevention to treatment. The Flu is Here TAMIFLU: Does It Really Cure the Flu? GERM ALERT: Are Your Gloves Making You Sick? TRY A HOMEMADE REMEDY: Homemade Honey & Onion Remedy for Coughs and Colds THE STOMACH FLU: What […]

What You Need to Know About Gastroenteritis

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Kids and adults are dropping like flies, and it seems everyone has a nagging nausea that won’t go away. First if all, there is no such thing as the stomach flu, but everyone will know what you mean. Doctors call it gastroenteritis. What Causes Gastroenteritis? […]