Treat a Tickle In Your Throat

Tickle In Your Throat? How to treat it + an amazing tip for busy professionals

Tickle in your throat that won’t go away?

We understand how annoying this can be – especially if your tickle has been going on for weeks. You don’t feel sick, it seems to go away during the day and then like clockwork, as soon as you lay down to sleep that tickle creeps up the back of your throat. Not only can that tickle keep you up at night, but the constant coughing can irritate more than your own throat…just ask your coworkers, family members or a new mom who finally got that baby to sleep.

So what causes that pesky tickle and what can you do to get rid of it?

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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin

 

 

Fall is here! That means pumpkin is taking over everything from our grocery stores and pantries to coffee shops and holiday gatherings. We cook with it, make our houses smell like it and even put it on our bodies – we can’t get enough of the delicious orange fruit (yes, it’s a fruit).

Which is a good thing, because the health benefits of pumpkin are equally as good as the taste and smell.

Here are just a few of the reasons we’re stocking up on pumpkin this year…

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Treating Fall Sinus Problems

Why Are Sinus Problems Worse in the Fall?

Fall is here! For many, this is considered one of the best times of the year – the leaves are turning, the weather is starting to cool, Starbucks has released its seasonal drinks and the change in seasons means that the holidays are just around the corner.

For others, the falling of leaves means an increase in allergies and chronic headaches caused by blocked sinuses – a potentially miserable part of the year for serious allergy sufferers. Continue reading →

Radishes and their Many Health Benefits

More Beneficial Than Water? How to stay hydrated with these water-logged superfoods

It is drilled into our brains from an early age – ‘Drink your eight glasses of water a day!’. But as easy as this sounds, sometimes downing those eight glasses can feel like torture.

Have no fear, water-haters… You can help reach your goals in other, tastier ways. In fact, some of these superfoods are a better way to hydrate than water itself!

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Fig Health Benefits

Summer Health Foods – The Fig

One of the world’s oldest (and most delicious) fruits, the humble fig has appeared in biblical stories and fed to great Olympians for centuries. It is one of the most symbolic fruits in ancient history and remains one of nature’s sweetest and most widely consumed natural confections. These fruits of the ficus tree are consumed with everything from breakfast to dessert – and even in one of our favorite cookie/cake confections.

But the ultra-sweet fruit has so much more to it than a Fig Newton.

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What is ‘Airplane Ear’?

Pain in your ears is just about the worst thing when facing a long journey. Most common on flights, due to the change in pressure during a flight’s descent, earaches can be extremely painful.

This particularly uncomfortable ear pain, often accompanied by partial hearing loss and that feeling as if your head is stuffed into a bucket, is fittingly referred to as airplane ear or Barotrauma.

Everyone has their own solution for the dreaded in-flight earache, but does sucking on cinnamon candy or chewing gum really help?

We’ve scoured the Internet for some of the best and most bizarre remedies for preventing and relieving travel-induced earaches and infection.

 

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Why We Are Crazy for Cucumbers!

As we all have learned by now, hydration is not only vital for your professional voice, but it tops the list of nearly every overall health or diet regimen. Getting our eight-to-ten glasses of water per day can be a horribly boring chore but there’s good news for those of you who never seem to hit your daily intake – FOOD has water and that counts!

Fruits and vegetables are packed with water and a multitude of vitamins and minerals that not only help keep you hydrated, but their many health benefits can be applied to your beauty regimen.

One of our favorite and most versatile foods is the cucumber.  Made up of over 95% water, cucumbers are one of the best ways to reach your daily hydration goal without limiting yourself to boring old H20. Cucumbers have natural anti-inflammatory properties that help the brain and our under-eye-circles, and can even freshen your breath – all major benefits for the busy professional.

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