1. STUFFY NOSE – If you have a stuffy nose from allergies, sinusitis or a cold try mixing your own salt solution and use it with a nasal irrigation kit, like AYR Saline Nasal Rinse Kit or the Himalayan Institute Neti Pot.
2. HEARTBURN – When you have heartburn try chewing gum. In a study, people who chewed gum for 30 minutes after eating an acid-inducing meal experienced some heartburn relief. Chewing gum stimulates the production of saliva, which neutralizes acid in the esophagus. It has a similar effect as an antacid.
3. DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS – Tummy-aches, diarrhea and other digestive issues can be relieved by eating yogurt. Yogurt contains friendly bacteria that aids in digestion. Make sure and look for yogurt or yogurt drinks with live cultures, preferably Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium. Keep an eye out for the national Yogurt Association’s Live & Active Cultures seal, which is on yogurt that contains beneficial bacteria.
4. NAGGING COUGH – Try honey. Honey soothes irritated throat membranes. One study showed that honey was more effective then cough suppressants. For adults take 2 teaspoons, children aged 6-11 one teaspoon and for kids 2-5 one half teaspoon.