At first glance, this ornamental plant seems more suited to your garden than your medicine cabinet. It’s pretty pink and purple petals do make it a popular choice for home gardeners and landscapers alike. It’s probably the last thing you’d think of when trying to quell a cough, sneeze, or sore throat. This flower isn’t just for show, however. In fact, some studies suggest that it may be a real contender in our fight against the common cold. But is it reallyas effective as proponents would have you believe? And are the products on the market even reliable?Continue reading Crush the Common Cold with THIS
To shed pounds, you need to eat less, right? Well, yes. But what if I told you that a possible solution to weight loss is actually found in a common food? In fact, you can find it in any supermarket. It seems totally counterintuitive. Yet if preliminary research is to be believed, this food-based supplement could help you slim down by decreasing the amount of carbohydrates your body absorbs. But is this product really effective – and safe?Continue reading Spilling the Beans on this Weight-Loss Supplement
Imagine a plant-based product that can absorb more than 200 times its weight in water, forming a thick, glob of gel. Sound like something out of a science fiction film? Maybe. But this goo could have very real benefits for human health. Just think: That gel-like substance might very well help lower cholesterol and blood sugar, keep your digestive system running smoothly – and may even help you lose weight. No, this is no futuristic fiction. In fact, this fantastic remedy is as close as your local supermarket.Continue reading Can Nature’s “Skinny Sponge” Soak up the Fat?