Q: What are your thoughts on unfiltered coffee? Most especially, is it wholesome or not?
The way you brew your coffee can transform its overall health effects. Unfiltered coffee (also referred to as boiled coffee or cowboy coffee) raises cholesterol, such as undesirable LDL cholesterol (American Journal of Epidemiology, Feb. 15, 2001).
French press, Scandinavian and Turkish style coffee have all been shown to raise cholesterol simply because they are unfiltered. Drip-filtered, immediate and percolator coffee do not (New England Journal of Medicine, July 23, 2020).
This can make an crucial distinction. Norwegian scientists studied half a million adults for 20 years (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, December 2020). These who drank filtered coffee (a single to 4 cups every day) have been least probably to die through the study. Persons who drank nine cups or so of unfiltered coffee a day had the highest mortality price. We recommend limiting your consumption of unfiltered coffee.
Q: I had a extremely mild (but lengthy-lasting) case of COVID-19 final year. I am completely vaxxed and boosted. Though it was significantly less troublesome than a cold, it did induce a dry cough that produced it really hard to sleep.
Vicks VapoRub to the rescue! Truly, I made use of a home brand and slathered it on the soles of each feet. Then I place on my thick socks and was relieved to come across the coughing minimized. I hope other individuals get the exact same advantage.
We’re glad you have recovered completely from COVID-19. A lot of people today report a lingering cough that might final a number of months.
Thank you for sharing your good results story with Vicks VapoRub. We have heard from quite a few readers that this method can be beneficial against coughs associated to colds or influenza. You are the initially to report working with it against a COVID-19-associated cough.
If you would like to know extra about how Vicks may possibly be operating or about other treatments that could be beneficial, you might want to study our “eGuide to Colds, Coughs & the Flu.” This on the internet resource is obtainable below the Overall health eGuides tab at PeoplesPharmacy.com.
Q: I listened to your current radio show on organic approaches to heartburn. Neither you nor Dr. Tieraona Low Dog (your guest) discussed the efficacy of a spoonful of plain yellow mustard to alleviate heartburn. I have made use of it normally with good benefits. Am I exceptional? Is it my imagination?
We do not believe it is your imagination, considering the fact that quite a few other readers have reported good results working with this remedy as nicely. There is, even so, no investigation we can come across to help it. Mustard makers are not probably to invest income on a clinical trial for a thing you can acquire inexpensively in the grocery shop.
Q: I’ve been working with Boudreaux’s Butt Paste for a rash below each breasts. It is the only point I’ve located that will clear up the rash and retain the location dry and totally free of irritation, specifically in humid climate.
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste was introduced in the 1970s in Covington, La. Its active ingredient is zinc oxide. Inactive components consist of castor oil, mineral oil, paraffin, Peruvian balsam and white petrolatum.
Zinc oxide is well known as a therapy for diaper rash. This ingredient has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It protects the skin from moisture and irritation.
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