22 Natural Home Sore Throat Remedies to Help Soothe the Pain

22 Natural Home Sore Throat Remedies to Help Soothe the Pain  -   The next time you feel your throat starting to get painful, here are the 22 simple at home sore throat remedies that will help you get started on naturally soothing the ache.
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A sore throat can be a royal pain in the uh…throat. Like blinking, we never notice how much we swallow until we start paying attention to it, and when it hurts like nobody’s business, it’s kind of difficult not to pay attention.


But before you go getting down about how long you’re going to have to suffer with it, consider taking some action-relief may be close than you think.


Below are 22 simple at home sore throat remedies that will help you get started on naturally soothing the ache.


Note: Do not give honey on its own or otherwise to children under the age of 1 year.


  1. Gargle With Warm Salt Water:


When your Grandmother told you to gargle with salt water, she knew what she was talking about. Gargling with salt water isn’t an old wives’ tale-it’s about one of the closest to a cure for a sore throat you can get.


When our throats hurt, regardless of what causes it, it’s because the cells in the mucous membranes have become swollen and inflamed.


By gargling with salt water you decrease the swelling, as salts primary function is to draw out water, which in turn shrinks the swollen cell and eases the pain.


Warm salt water also helps wash away the excess mucous and allows your stuffy nose (if you have one) to drain properly.


You will need…
-1 cup of warm water (8 oz.)
-½ teaspoon of table salt


Heat water until it’s warm, but not hot. Thoroughly mix in salt. Gargle. Repeat 3 throughout the day as needed. Any more than that and you risk drying out healthy soft tissue and making things worse.


  1. Make and Enjoy a Hot Toddy (or have someone make it for you.)


Typically a Hot Toddy helps a sore throat -particularly one accompanied by a cold- for 2 reasons. The honey and lemon soothes your throat, while the alcohol helps you sleep.


I personally leave the alcohol out of mine as my mother did when she made her version for me growing up. Whether or not you use it is up to you, but keep in mind that steering clear of alcohol when you’re under the weather is usually best.


You will need…
-2 oz. bourbon or whiskey (optional, not recommended)
-1 tablespoon of honey, or more to taste
-4 ounces hot water
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-1 slice fresh lemon (optional)


If you’re using it, pour the alcohol into a large mug. Add the honey, and leave the spoon in the mug. Pour the hot water into the mug, making sure it gets the last bit of honey off the spoon.


Add the lemon juice and stir well. Place the mug in the microwave and heat until it is nice and hot, but not boiling (about 1 minute.) Add the lemon slice, and enjoy.


  1. Mix up an ACV drink


Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is probably right up there with garlic (it is unfortunate the things that make us better can’t taste delicious) but some people swear by it.


Its high levels of acidity can kill bacteria quite efficiently, and when mixed with honey it can soothe the soreness in your throat as well.


You will need…
-1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1 cup of very warm water


Mix the ACV and honey into very warm water. Drink it while it’s still warm!




If you don’t want to swallow it (and it does have a strong taste) try 2 tablespoons of ACV and mix with ½ cup warm water. Gargle once a day.


  1. Suck on Garlic


Yup, it sounds repulsive, and you probably don’t want to go on a dinner date right afterwards, but garlic is a natural remedy that can kick a sore throat right in it is painfully swollen tush.


The reason lies in the garlic’s allicin, a compound that can kill the bacteria that cause strep and fight the germs causing pain and irritation.


You will need…
-1 fresh clove of garlic, sliced in half


Place 1 piece of garlic in each cheek and suck on it like a cough drop. Occasionally crush your teeth against it to release the allicin- there’s no need to actually bite it. Try this once daily.


  1. Have a Marshmallow


Don’t get too excited-I am referring to the herb called Marshmallow, or Marshmallow Root. It has been used with a fair amount of success for several centuries in North America and Europe as it contains mucilage, which helps coat and soothe mucus membranes in the throat.


Note that if you have diabetes, you should consult your doctor before using Marshmallow Root, as it may lower your blood sugar.


You will need…
-1 tablespoon of the dried root
-1 cup of boiling water


Put one tablespoon of dried root in a mug and pour boiling water over it. Cover and steep for 30-60 minutes before straining and drinking.


  1. Steam It Out


Steam can ease a sore throat-particularly one that hurts due to dryness-shorten its duration, and make it easier to breathe if you’re congested.


You don’t have to head to your gym’s sauna/steam room to get the treatment either-there are ways to use steam as a remedy without leaving the comfort of your home.


You will need…
-1 medium to large bowl
-Enough hot water to fill your bowl about halfway
-1 bath towel or a towel of similar size
-Eucalyptus oil (optional)


Boil a pot of water and pour it into your bowl. Lean over the bowl so that you can fully inhale the rising steam-you don’t have to stick your face right up to it.


Drape the towel over your head to create a tent for the steam. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil if you’d like to make it more soothing.


If you’re worried about frightening someone who walks in on a mysterious towel-draped creature snuffling and sniffling over a bowl of steaming water, taking a hot shower and letting the bathroom steam up can provide some relief as well.


  1. Kick It with Cayenne


Drinking warm water with cayenne can actually make you feel better. This is another one of those really funky sounding home remedies, but again, a lot of people swear by it.


Dumping something involving hot peppers in any way, shape, or form down your already searing throat seems counterintuitive to helping it, but there’s a method to the madness.


Cayenne (and other hot peppers) have a chemical compound called capsaicin that temporarily relieves pain, much like Advil or aspirin does.


Cayenne accomplishes this by hindering something called substance P, which is what transmits pain signals to your brain. Thus, the discomfort from your sore throat is diluted when coming in contact with the Cayenne-and quickly to boot.


You will need…
-1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
-1 cup of boiling water
-1 teaspoon of honey


Add 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir in the honey, and wait until the mixture is warm-but not hot-before drinking throughout the day as needed.


Make sure to stir it frequently, as the Cayenne tends to settle. If you’re sensitive to spice, reduce the pepper to as little as 1/8 of a teaspoon.


  1. Drink Licorice Root Tea


By drinking licorice root tea you can naturally get some relief for your sore throat. The anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties of licorice root help reduce swelling and irritation, and soothe the mucus membranes in your throat.


You can buy tea with licorice in it, or brew up your own. The recipe below has a few extra ingredients to make this at home remedy for sore throats taste extra yummy and comforting.


You will need…
-1 cup chopped dry licorice root
-1/2 cup cinnamon chips
-2 tablespoons whole cloves
-1/2 cup chamomile flowers


Mix everything in a bowl thoroughly. Store in a glass jar and keep it away from light and heat if you wish to save some for later. To prepare the tea, combine 3 heaping tablespoons of the tea mix and 2.5 cups of cold water in a saucepan.


Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into a large mug through a strainer, sip, and enjoy.


Recipe courtesy of Nourishing Days (www.nourishingdays.com)


  1. Get Your Rest & Fluids


It’s an obvious one, but it is repeated so often for a reason, so don’t brush it off. Combine it with other natural remedies, and it may boost their effectiveness as well. Make sure you’re letting your body rest, and drink as much fluid as you can!


You will need…
-A comfy place to curl up
-Water, orange juice, more water, herbal tea, and anything else liquid you deem appropriate (alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.)


Get a good book or order your favorite movie. Get cozy, rest, and drink, drink, drink!


  1. Make Baking Soda “Tea”


Baking soda is often times touted as a simple, straightforward, and effective home remedy for sore throats.


The reason? Baking soda has antibacterial properties, which could help to kill off the nasties camping out in your throat.


Baking soda also has a slightly Alkaline PH-this soothes minor skin irritations such as bug bites and rashes, and it will act similarly on the swollen tissues in your throat.


Toss in some salt (see #1 for details on salt) and you have a mixture that’s set up for soothing success.


You will need…
-1 cup of very warm water
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon or a little less baking soda


Heat the water until it is very warm, but not so warm that you can’t drink it. Mix in ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon or a little less baking soda, stir, and test the temperature.


Pour some of the liquid into your throat, let it sit for a moment, then gargle. Do this twice in a row 3 times daily.


  1. Hunker In With Honeysuckle


There’s a reason why there has recently been a resurgence of the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for both humans and animals alike-many of the natural remedies really work.


TCM has the effects and properties of various plants down to a science, and while medical treatment has changed, those same plants remain working just as well as they did way back when they were discovered.


Blessed with a name so tasty you just want to cram it into your mouth, Honeysuckle is one of those plants. It is extremely effective in easing coughs, sore throats, and flu symptoms.


Thanks to its bacterial fighting properties, Honeysuckle can help ward off the nasty buggers in your system, and keep them from coming back.


On top of that, Honeysuckle flushes toxins out of your bloodstream, and works as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce the swelling tissue in your throats. To enjoy its benefits, just brew yourself a fresh cup of piping hot tea.


You will need…
-2 cups of Honeysuckle flowers & leaves (fresh is best)
-1 quart of water
-A way to heat the water


If you’re lucky enough to live by wild Honeysuckle, pick two cups of the flowers and leaves in equal parts.


If you don’t grow it or live by wild plants, get them at a store-it can be hard to come by sometimes, TCM shops are your best option.


Once you have your leaves and flowers, simmer them in one quart of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain, and add honey/lemon if you like.


  1. Chomp Those Cloves


Cloves have been used for centuries, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but they aren’t used nearly as much nowadays. Still, cloves were often used to help ease pain in the mouth (such as toothaches) and throat.


At one time dentists even commonly used it as an anesthetic, and some still do today. The reason they can be successful as a pain killer is because of the substance eugenol they contain.


Eugenol can be a natural pain killer, and can act as an anti-bacterial as well. Chewing on whole cloves will slowly release that eugenol, and hopefully numb the pain in your throat. Just try to contain your excitement at finally having an excuse to go chow down on cloves, ok?


Note: Do not substitute clove oil for whole cloves, as it may result in stomach upset.


You will need…
-Several whole cloves
-A glass of water (optional, but you should be drinking fluids anyway.)


Pop a clove or two into your mouth and suck on it until it becomes soft, and then chew as if it were gum. Swallowing them afterwards is not harmful. Use as needed.


  1. Get Help from Hydrogen


Oh yes, it was the mortal enemy of any child who fell off their bike a lot, or did anything that resulted in some nasty skinned knees. You’re hurt, you’re upset that you fell, and then your mom carries you kicking and screaming into the bathroom and dumps Hydrogen Peroxide all over your cuts.


Not cool mom. Of course she was correct in her actions though-it does kill off of bacteria and clean out cuts to stave off infection. With that in mind, we can broaden its use to helping a sore throat in the form of a gargle.


You will need…
-3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide
-A drinking cup


Pour one cap-full of Hydrogen Peroxide into your drinking cup. Warm up some water (don’t make it hot) and dilute the Peroxide with one capful of warm water.


Gargle thoroughly before spitting the liquid back out. If you can’t stand the taste, a little honey won’t hurt.


  1. Avoid Irritants


It sounds like stating the obvious to say “avoid irritants,” but many of us are stoic creatures, and we’ll fight whatever ails us and crawl to work, soccer practice, class, or whatever it is to keep life on track.


If you truly must go out, make a very conscious effort steer clear of fumes, smog, and smoke-more than usual. Breathing that stuff in will irritate the soft tissues at the back of your throat that already have enough to deal with.


While lozenges can help stimulate saliva, avoid those with lots of sugar-same goes for hard candies. Caffeine and alcohol can hinder our body’s ability to fight off infection, and prolong your sore throat, so avoid them if you can.


Do your best to rest up, and remember to take care of yourself (or have someone take care of you!)


You will need…
-1 bedside bell
-A serv-I mean-a good friend who will take care of you


Ring thy bell!


  1. Do Pomegranate Power-Ups


The list of all the beneficial stuff contained in pomegranates is off the charts-it has something to help just about anything. Focusing in on sore throats, pomegranates can help fight off infection with anti-oxidants, while they also contain astringents.


An astringent is a substance that causes contraction of body tissue, so they will help the swelling in your throat go down, in turn diminishing the pain.


You can utilize these properties in a few ways, either by making tea and gargling or drinking it, or gargling/drinking juice.


The tea takes a bit more work to make, so I suggest getting the ingredients prepared ahead of time so you don’t have to do much when you’re ill.


You will need…
-1 pomegranate
-3-4 cups of water




-1 (or more) bottles of pomegranate juice-try to find organic/ones with less sugar


To make tea, peel the pomegranate and collect its rinds. Boil the rinds for 15 minutes or so in 3-4 cups of water (time and water amount can be adjusted to your preferences.) Drink the tea, or gargle for at least 30 seconds.


You can get the rinds in advance, and then dry them in an airtight jar away from direct sunlight. That way, you have them on hand for when you get sick.


If you don’t want to make the tea, gargling or drinking pomegranate juice at least 3 times a day can help as well.


  1. Make Cozy Chamomile Tea


Chamomile is a natural remedy for sore throats. Its components kill off bacteria, while it works as a natural pain-killer.


Chamomile also has anti-spasmodic properties (aka it helps the muscles relax) which can help you rest. Overall, it’s one soothing wonder herb.


You will need…
-1 bag of chamomile tea
-1 mug
-1 cup of boiling water


When the water has boiled, pour into your mug and add the tea bag. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Add a bit of honey and lemon if you like. Drink as needed.


  1. Drink That Ginger


Ginger has a pretty intense-even spicy- flavor, so why would you want to ingest it when your throat is already tender and sore? It just so happens that ginger is packed with properties that will chase away the pain.


Ginger works brilliantly as a cold remedy as well, and colds and sore throats often go hand in hand. It’s an expectorant, which means it helps loosen and expel mucus from your respiratory system (including the extra mucus in your throat.)


Ginger does this in part because its aroma opens up your sinuses. It also boosts your circulation, increasing oxygen to your cells, flushing out toxins, and speeding up the healing process.


To top it off it acts as an anti-inflammatory, and fights off bad bacteria too. To top the top off, you can enjoy all of ginger’s benefits in a warm, soothing, cup of tea.


You will need…


-Fresh ginger root, 2 inches long
-A sharp knife or vegetable peeler
-A cutting board
-2-3 cups of water
-Wax paper


Wash ginger root thoroughly, then peel. Slice into small pieces, place on a cutting board, and cover it with a piece of wax paper. Crush it using a mallet, the flat side of the knife, anything-it’s not a science, a rock from your garden would probably do if it suits your fancy.


If you don’t want to bother crushing, you can slice it into very small chunks after peeling. Boil your water over medium heat and then add the ginger.


Let it boil for 3-5 minutes, then take a cup and enjoy it piping hot-add some honey or other flavorings if you like. You can strain it before drinking if you don’t want little bits of ginger at the bottom of your cup. Just make sure you enjoy it while it’s nice and warm!


  1. Gargle Sage


Sage was used medicinally for a long, long, time well before it entered the culinary scene. Some people say it has something to cure a little bit of everything, but we’re just focusing on how to use it as an effective natural remedy for your sore throat.


Sage is an astringent, meaning it causes body tissues to contract, which means that it can help with swelling. Since the tissues at the back of your throat get swollen when you’re ill, you can see why sage could be of use.


The phenolic acids in sage are also known to fight and kill off the bad bacteria that could be the culprit or a contributor to your symptoms. In this case, a good way to use the sage is in the form of a gargle.


You will need…
-1 cup of boiling water
-2 teaspoons sage leaves (dried or fresh)
-1/4 ounce salt


Boil your water, and then pour it over the sage in a mug. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain, add salt, and gargle as needed.


  1. Avoid Milk, or Drink It


Warm milk might seem like the perfect thing to ease your throat. It’s soothing, non-irritating, and relaxing-plus, it’s getting fluid into your body.


While not true for all sore throats, if your pain comes along with congestion, it may be best to steer clear of milk. The reason is because milk coats the throat, which already has excess mucus thanks to your illness.


Milk may also increase mucus production which, like coating the throat, would not help at all. On the other hand, if you have a very dry or raw sore throat, some milk and honey may be just the thing to help soothe it.


  1. Keep Food and Drink Temperatures Moderate


A huge glass of ice water might sound fabulous, but in reality, the temperature can sometimes make the throat ache more. Same thing goes for hot-while teas and soups are often called for “hot,” err more on the side of “warm.” Liquid that is too hot will just burn and cause more pain.


By letting things come to room temperature or keeping them cool rather than cold, or warm rather than hot, you can avoid aggravating your throat further (sadly, this means popsicles and ice cream may be best avoided.)


  1. Spice Things Up


Truly spicy foods should be avoided when your throat hurts, but one “spicy” home remedy that helps relieve some of the pain of a sore throat (one that is the result of a cold) is cinnamon.


Cinnamon is extremely high in anti-oxidants, and its aroma often times helps to open up the sinuses, which lessens the production of mucus and helps you breathe a little easier.


There are some pretty straightforward remedies using cinnamon out there, including ones that involve mixing cinnamon powder straight into water.


To get the best of both its taste and health benefits, using “cinnamon water” is a great way to go about achieving a yummy drink that will also help you feel better.


You will need…
-1-2 cinnamon sticks
-1-1/2 cups of boiling water
-The tea of your choice


Bring water to a boil and add the cinnamon. Boil for about 2-3 minutes, and then remove the cinnamon. Steep your choice of herbal or green tea in the cinnamon water, drink, and enjoy.


*Chamomile tea steeped in cinnamon water with honey to taste would be a fabulous combo to beat off the sickness.*


  1. Mix & Match


There is obviously a theme to the kinds of ingredients used in the home sore throat remedies. If what they are, and know what’s causing the sore throat, you can try different combinations to see what works for you.


There’s a surprising amount of variation, even on things as simple as salt water gargles! Some examples- some people will suggest simply lemon juice and honey, while some say honey and warm water, or others say combine all three and then add a pinch of cayenne.


For other home sore throat remedies, watch this Video HERE.


If none of the home sore throat remedies above seem to do it for you, below are 5 ingredients that we found to be the most prevalent in helping a sore throat, be it on their own, combined, or in another form.


  1. Salt:It draws the water out of your swollen mucus membranes, reducing swelling and pain.


  1. Honey:Comforting and soothing honey helps coat the throat when it is dry, scratchy and painful. It also kills bacteria. It should not be given to children under 2 years of age.


  1. Lemon:Cuts through unwanted mucus, kills bacteria, and can help dull the pain in sore spots. Often used with honey.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar:It’s a major germ-buster, and while it may seem counter-intuitive, ACV can really help relieve your sore throat.


  1. Baking Soda:Due to its PH levels it can help soothe minor skin irritations, and also helps rid your body of bad bacteria that could be lurking about and making things worse.


Knowing what causes the sore throat can allow you to know how to treat it. Below are a few of the biggest culprits.


  • Swelling: The swelling of the tissues in your throat cause pain-look for something that works as an anti-inflammatory or astringent.


  • Dryness: Find something that will coat your throat, but NOT create more mucus.


  • Bacteria: Sore throats can be cause by bacteria. Find something that naturally kills off the germs.


The next time you feel your throat starting to get painful, use any of the above as soon as possible.


In the middle of the worst sore throat you’ve ever had, drinking tea probably won’t feel like much in comparison to the effect of over-the counter pain medication, but these home sore throat remedies can stop it before it has much chance to get worse.


While there is no miracle cure, natural home remedies have also been shown to shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms (ahem, sore throat) and lessen the severity of the symptoms throughout the time you’re ill.


When taking a more natural route for treatment, you’re body feels better than when you’re taking OTC drugs (even if you don’t feel it right away) and a healthy body means a healthy recovery.


By Claire Goodall (a bee-obsessed natural-convert from Minnesota) who is a holistic health lover. She is the author of Everyday Roots Book.


It’s a Book that she creates to help you replace the toxic products and medications in your home with healthier, all-natural alternatives.


It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.


For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

Eczema and Psoriasis – What’s the Difference?

Eczema and Psoriasis – What’s the Difference? Over the years, eczema and psoriasis have been referred interchangeably, which have somehow blurred the difference. In order to come up with an effective treatment, you need to know if you are suffering from eczema or psoriasis. Read on to understand the differences between eczema and psoriasis.
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When trying to look for an effective eczema treatment or for any other type of skin condition, it is important that you are able to fully determine what you are actually dealing with.


This is because two of the most common skin ailments – eczema and psoriasis– typically have common symptoms, making it quite tricky to diagnose. In fact, a single test will not be enough to come up with a definitive diagnosis.


Which Is Which?


With this in mind, if you ever hope to find an effective eczema treatment, you need to know first if an eczema treatment is indeed applicable or not.


Over the years, eczema and psoriasis have been referred interchangeably, which have somehow blurred the difference. This is owing to the fact that the two conditions share almost identical symptoms.


However, in order for a doctor to come up with an accurate diagnosis and prescribe an eczema treatment or any other cure, it is important that your medical history is taken into account and the specific symptoms you are suffering. In addition, skin tests may also need to be conducted.


If you have been bothered by the persistent itch, the inflammation and the discomfort of dealing with a skin condition, it is certainly well worth the effort to determine what it is, in order to introduce effective eczema treatment or any applicable skin disease relief.


While we rely on doctors to make the right diagnosis, here are the important facts that you need to know on determining the key differences between eczema and psoriasis:




This skin condition typically manifests as extremely itchy patches that easily develops into red, swollen and cracked, aggravated by scratching. Rashes are usually found on the face, behind the knees, inside the elbows as well as on the hands and feet.


The precise cause of eczema is still unknown but this particular skin condition has been closely linked to genetics along with various environmental factors.


Among the most common type of eczema is the atopic dermatitis, which is a form of allergic condition that afflicts babies and small children. The condition usually clears up upon reaching 2 years old or in some cases, it can also last through adulthood.


There are also a number of triggers identified that can set off an eczema flare-up. An important part of an eczema treatment is identifying and avoiding these triggers.


Among the most common irritants include detergents, soaps, wools, chlorine and other harsh chemicals. Stress has also been known to trigger eczema.




Psoriasis is a lifelong skin condition that is characterized by thickened skin, red patches as well as silvery white scales. Affected areas can be extremely sore, itchy and at times can even burn. Psoriasis is typically found on the scalp, outside elbows and knees and even on nails.


There are a number of known triggers for psoriasis, which can include stress, cold weather conditions, skin damage as well as certain medications. However, unlike atopic dermatitis, psoriasis does not manifest before 10 years old and is more commonly found in adults.


Psoriasis has also been known to mimic other skin diseases, which is why a thorough examination is required. In fact, a skin biopsy may be conducted, which basically involves examining a skin sample.


So now that you have a general understanding on the main differences between the eczema and psoriasis, you can focus on finding an effective eczema treatment or a psoriasis cure.


You can now watch a Video HERE to learn more about the healing foods for treating Eczema and Psoriasis.


By Fay Spencer who is the author of 14 Days Eczema Cure which offers many ideas on how to treat eczema within 14 days by using readily accessible natural products and applying them in the right balance.


The 14 Days Eczema Cure is a comprehensive and holistic approach to curing eczema. This means that it is safe, natural, effective and 100% drug free. This will help to cure your eczema for good without any side effects which can happen if you use those expensive medications, potions or steroids.


For more information on the 14 Days Eczema Cure, click HERE.


How to Add 12 Years to Your Life No Risk!


How to Add 12 Years to Your Life No Risk! According to Dr. Edward Howell, , one of the pioneers of enzyme research, your ability to at least add 12 years to your life is only as good as your “enzyme potential.” Read on to find out more.
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Researchers from the Buck Institute for Age Research in California have revealed that the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen may act like the proverbial fountain of youth, at least as far as yeast, lab worms and fruit flies are concerned.


The drug extended the lifespan of such creatures by 15 percent, which researchers suggest is comparable to 12 human years. What’s more, according to the study’s lead researcher Dr. Chong He, ibuprofen not only can add 12 years to your life but also longer healthier lives. He said:


“We have some preliminary data on worms that showed that this drug also extended the health span in worms. It made them live not just longer but also healthier.


You can measure the thrashing of the worms. If they’re healthy, they do have a tendency to thrash a lot, and also we can measure the pumping as they swallow, because if they’re healthy, the pumping is faster.”


It would seem upon first glance that ibuprofen’s ability to add 12 years to your life would be due to its anti-inflammatory effects.


As you may know, inflammation is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, may promote the formation of fatty plaques in your arteries and contributes to many other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity and digestive disorders.


The quandary, however, is that flies yeast and worms lack an enzyme (cyclooxygenase) that is involved in inflammatory response. As such, they do not have an inflammatory response, and therefore the ibuprofen must have extended longevity via another pathway.


As of now it’s unclear what that other pathway is, with researcher Dr. Michael Polymenis of Texas A&M University noting “We are not sure why this works …”


What is for certain is that taking ibuprofen in the name of longevity is not a wise idea …


Ibuprofen May Harm Your Heart and Destroy Your Cartilage


NSAIDs are notorious for increasing your risks of heart attack (Vioxx, anyone?). A National Cancer Institute study found taking 400 mg of the NSAID Celebrex twice a day for about 33 months increases your heart attack risk by 340%!


Even aspirin, which is another type of NSAID that has been linked to slight longevity benefits in mice, carries significant risks, including serious gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney damage, stroke, cataracts, hearing loss and a risk of chronic overdose when taking for a long period of time.


Aspirin’s side effects are so severe researchers have recommended it be changed to prescription-only status.


And all NSAIDs are hard on your gastrointestinal tract, leading to potentially fatal side effects such as bleeding in your digestive tract, ulcers and perforation of your stomach or intestines.


Further, NSAIDs disrupt cartilage synthesis and actually speed up the destruction of cartilage and joints, which is particularly disturbing because one of the most common uses for NSAIDs is for treating osteoarthritis, a leading cause of joint pain in the United States.


Some of the negative cartilage effects linked to NSAID use include the inhibition of synthesis of cellular matrix components, collagen synthesis and chondrocyte proliferation. In the latter case, chondrocytes are essential for healthy joint function, as they are the only cells that produce cartilage tissue.


According to some reports, NSAID use may actually be a key reason for the rapid rise in knee and hip replacements in recent years! Writing in the Journal of Prolotherapy, researchers noted:


“The long-term consequence of the deterioration of the joint is a need for joint replacement. This author notes that massive NSAID use in osteoarthritic patients since their introduction over the past forty years is one of the main causes of the rapid rise in the need for hip and knee replacements both now and in the near future.”


The researchers continued:


“Because of the potential for significant side effects of these medications on the liver, stomach, gastrointestinal tract and heart, including death, treatment guidelines advise against their long term use …”


If You Want a Safe Anti-Aging Tool, You Want Proteolytic Enzymes


There’s no reason to risk your health and your life to enhance your longevity and well-being … to do this you instead need to put out the fire of chronic inflammation.


According to Discovery Medicine:


“While the etiology of the aging process is not fully understood, inflammation clearly plays a major role, inextricably linking inflammation and aging.”


Inflammation is a natural response, so everyone experiences it sometimes (and this is a good thing, as it helps protect you from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens and injuries).


Chronic inflammation is different; it’s caused by negative emotions (stress), poor diet (sugar, alcohol, soda, trans fats, etc.), lack of exercise, smoking and other unhealthy lifestyle choices.


You can cut down on chronic inflammation drastically by eating fresh whole foods (lots of veggies and antioxidants), exercising and keeping your stress under control.


You can also try Heal-N-Soothe, a 100% natural blend of 12 inflammation-fighting ingredients that is as effective as prescription anti-inflammatories (but much safer). It also contains proteolytic enzymes, and herein lies its real anti-aging secret.


Dr. Edward Howell, one of the pioneers of enzyme research, in particular believed that you are born with a limited supply of enzyme energy, and if you don’t consume enough enzymes via your diet (in raw foods, for instance), your digestive system will become stressed and unable to properly break down your food.


This could lead to a reduced availability of metabolic enzymes (which are ‘used up’ to support digestion), which he believed was at the root of most chronic health problems.


According to Dr. Howell, your life expectancy is only as good as your “enzyme potential.”


Proteolytic enzymes are naturally produced in your pancreas, but your natural production declines with age. Hydrochloric acid in your stomach is also reduced with age, and this is another variable, as hydrochloric acid plays a role in activating enzymes.


Including raw foods in your diet is important to help replenish some of your body’s enzyme stores naturally, however for anti-aging effects you’re going to want Heal-n-Soothe, the best systemic enzyme formula to replenish your body’s supply of vital enzymes (now with double the enzymes ) … without any risks of side effects.


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The Foods that Cause Premature Aging and Anti-Aging Tips


The Foods that Cause Premature Aging and Anti-Aging Tips - Want to reverse premature aging? Want to know the foods that cause premature aging? Read on to find out more and some anti-aging tips you can use immediately.
Discover the Easiest Way to Stop Inflammation in Your Body and In the Process Helps to Reverse Premature Aging


Do you want to get old fast?


Look older than you should, lack the energy you ought to have, bring on all sorts of serious diseases like cancer and heart attack, lose your mental clarity and memory, and die younger than you should?

I’m sure your answer is a giant NO WAY!


In which case the most important goal you could have in your life when it comes to looking and feeling as young as you should, avoiding (and healing) disease and early death, and eliminating pain while you are at it is …


Take the essential steps below to
reduce your body’s inflammation starting today!


Follow the 7 Powerful Anti-Aging Tips after the 7 Foods below and you CAN Reverse Premature Aging


Now I am not talking about the normal and natural inflammation that is a healthy body’s reaction to irritation, infection, or injury.


I am talking about chronic inflammation, which unfortunately most adults over age 35 have today, and which is when pro-inflammatory substances continue to be released into your body over time, attacking your healthy cells, blood vessels and tissues instead of protecting them.


And unhealthy cells, vessels, and tissues EQUALS premature aging — skin that increasingly looks older than it should, bones that get weaker than they should, depleted energy, and a brain that gets increasingly cloudy too.


When you understand chronic inflammation’s basic processes, in fact, it is no surprise that scientific research (especially over the last decade or so) has shown that it is THE root cause of most of today’s chronic diseases, including cancer, heart attack, diabetes, fibromyalgia, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and more.


And of course, chronic inflammation also means pain.


The VERY Good News!


But here is the wonderful thing about addressing your inflammation: it is never too late. By striving to avoid these foods below, and by taking the positive steps that follow, you really CAN reverse premature aging (and heal and prevent disease and eliminate your pain in the process)!


Below are 7 worst-offender foods that cause premature aging. This means these foods are linked to chronic inflammation — amongst a host of other serious problems these foods can cause!


Further below are 7 CRUCIAL steps to take to banish chronic pain, reverse premature aging, and both heal the underlying causes of and prevent serious disease.


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #1:  Sugar


According to Dr. Patricia Farris in The Sugar Detox

“The link between sugar and premature aging lies in a process called ‘glycation’. This chemical process happens when blood sugar levels become excessively high. Sugar molecules then circulate in the blood and bind to other components to form substances known as protein-sugar complexes – also called advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs.


These can be found in virtually all organ systems around the body – from the kidneys, brain and nervous tissue to the skin – and trigger an inflammatory response, causing tissue damage and premature aging.


Glycation should just be part of the natural aging process that starts when you are in your mid-30s and increases with age. But we now believe the speed at which glycation occurs is directly related to your dietary intake of sugar.”


Fried foods like French fries, fried chicken and potato chips are cooked at very high temperatures and also contain toxic AGEs. AGEs contribute to oxidative stress and inflammation that can make your skin look dull and ruddy, not to mention contribute to wrinkles.


Sugar, along with other refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, bagels, pancakes, etc.) is linked to premature aging and skin wrinkling. It actually attacks the collagen and elastin in your skin, leading to increased sagging and wrinkles.


Besides causing premature aging, sugar provokes chronic inflammation, amongst many other ill effects. It’s not about banishing sugar from your diet entirely, as healthy foods like fruits contain it naturally. Instead the big goal is to eliminate it from all sources you possibly can, so you are only getting it from the natural whole foods like fruit.


Stay away from agave, the so-called ‘healthy’ sweetener which is high in fructose (even higher than high fructose corn syrup). Fructose is linked to accelerated aging and specifically affects skin collagen by increasing the amount of stable chemical bonds “both within and between collagen molecules, which in turn may reduce skin’s elasticity and softness, the hallmarks of youthful skin.”


Try to avoid table sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, maple syrup, sorghum syrup, rice syrup, molasses, corn sweetener, liquid cane sugar, dextrose, fructose, glucose, and any other word that ends in an “ose”, barley malt, and concentrated fruit juice, for example. Watch labels carefully for these and other sugar sources. You should stay away from cookies and candy because both of them have high sugar content.


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #2: Hydrogenated Fats / Trans-Fats


Think of these as artificial fat, and think of them as extremely bad for you! In addition to promoting inflammation, trans-fats promote insulin resistance, high cholesterol, and obesity.


They are prevalent in deep-fried foods, commercial baked goods, and fast foods. This is especially so for doughnuts which are frequently made with trans fats (look for partially hydrogenated vegetable oil on labels).


Trans fats are highly inflammatory, and chronic inflammation accelerates aging. They’re also terrible for your skin. They actually increase the skin damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, which is a fast track to wrinkles. Doughnuts also contain sugar … lots of it


Therefore you should watch food labels carefully — and keep in mind in the U.S.A. that foods containing less than .5g of trans fat can be called trans fat free. Avoid margarine, vegetable shortening, and partially hydrogenated oil … watch labels for these, because even if it doesn’t list any trans fat, if it contains these, it likely has some!


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #3: Processed Foods

Processed foods include refined grains, processed meat, and pasteurized dairy.

Refined grains basically have their nutritional value stripped right out of them to make it easier for the food factories to produce and store on grocery store shelves.


The effect of what is left after the nutrition is stripped out of them is very similar to the effect of sugar on your body. Furthermore, processed grain products typically have all sorts of added ingredients that make their health-obliterating effects even worse, such as excess salt, sugar, and artificial ingredients.


Rice cakes and cereals are high in refined carbs and often contain added sugar, too, leading to sharp spikes in your blood sugar, which may encourage wrinkles.


The epitome of refined carbohydrates, white bread has a very high glycemic index. The glycemic index is used to measure a food’s generation of an insulin response, with high-glycemic index foods being associated with weight gain.


And that’s not all. High-glycemic foods, which include most refined carbohydrates, have emerged at the “main culprit” in the rising rates of adult acne seen in the United States, according to a 2014 study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.


White rice, white flour, noodles, pasta, biscuits, and baked goods are a few other examples of processed grain foods you should watch out which can cause you to age faster.


Scientific research shows that processed meat, meanwhile, is a very strong contributor to aging and disease, especially cancer of the colon and rectum. Processed meats include those that have been smoked, salted, cured, or preserved with chemicals, such as lunchmeat with nitrates.


Frozen meals, like most processed foods, are very high in sodium. Excess sodium encourages your body to retain fluid, which may lead to swollen, puffy eyes. The area around your eyes is particularly vulnerable because it is so very thin.


Finally, common milk and dairy products found on your grocer’s shelves are pasteurized, which means it is heated at a temperature just below boiling to kill off bacteria. Pasteurization became widespread early in the 20th century, when it was necessary due to the unsanitary conditions on many dairy farms back then.


Unfortunately, pasteurization also kills off the digestive enzymes in the dairy (which is why so many people today are lactose intolerant)! It also makes around 50% of the calcium in the dairy unusable by your body!


What’s left is a lot of milk sugar (lactose) that converts into sugar your body uses very rapidly. Add that to the fact that dairy cows today are force-fed unnatural diets along with antibiotics and growth hormones, and you can see why common milk does NOT do a body good.


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #4: Cooking Oils High in Omega-6


Most peoples’ diets are dangerously high in omega-6, and dangerously low in omega-3, contributing greatly to premature aging and disease. And polyunsaturated vegetable oils like sunflower, corn, safflower, cottonseed, and grape seed oils have very high omega-6 and very low omega-3.


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #5: NON-Naturally Raised Meat


Most beef, pork, and poultry you’ll find at grocery stores and restaurants come from feedlots versus being raised naturally (and humanely.) What this means is that the animals are force-fed diets such as corn and soy that are not their natural foods, in order to rapidly and excessively fatten them up. This results in sick animals, so they’re injected with antibiotics, too. To speed the fatten-them-up-and-sell-them process even more, they are injected with hormones.


What that means is a range of horrible effects on you if you eat this meat, such as high levels of omega-6 fatty acids … and antibiotics and hormones.


To avoid premature aging and disease, seek out only free-range and organic meats from animals fed entirely on their natural diets such as grasses.


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #6: Alcohol


If you are in generally healthy condition, a glass of red wine or beer daily has both been shown to provide health benefits.


But things turn sour beyond those moderate levels with wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages, as routine high consumption provokes inflammation, especially of the liver and esophagus.


Foods That Cause Premature Aging #7: Artificial Ingredients


Aspartame. Saccharin. BHA and BHT. Mono-sodium glutamate. Potassium bromate. Sodium nitrate and nitrate. These are some of the worst artificial ingredient offenders.


Artificial sweeteners, and other artificial ingredients that preserve, thicken, conceal, or do who-knows-what to food, are ARTIFICIAL … meaning they are not MEANT to go into your body! Many have been linked to all sorts of serious disease including cancer.


If you want to look younger, feel younger, heal and prevent disease, and live longer, seek whole and natural foods on food labels and avoid these deadly agents.


So … now that you know the worst-offenders to avoid, what are 7 of the MOST powerful steps to take to avoid premature aging and heal and prevent disease?


Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #1:
Eat More Natural Foods Rich in Phytonutrients and Antioxidants


Phytonutrients are certain organic components from plants that are essential to avoid premature aging and avoid disease. Antioxidants, meanwhile, are molecules found in certain foods that slow or prevent the oxidation of molecules — meaning they reverse and prevent the formation of free radicals in your body, thereby reversing and preventing early aging and disease!


One exceptional source of phytonutrients and antioxidants (and also a lower-sugar fruit source) are berries, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cherries.


Garlic, kale, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, legumes like kidney beans, chili peppers, onions, spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, and sweet potatoes are some other super-healthy foods.


Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #2:
Drink More Clean Water


Study after study confirms it — most people are not drinking nearly enough clean, pure water. It is the essence of life, of course, so its benefits are myriad. But they include flushing the toxins out of your body, helping you feel full so you don’t overeat, and keeping your skin young and healthy.


Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #3:
Be Sure You are Getting Enough CLEAN CoQ10, Omega-3 and Vitamin E!


Vitamin E is essential for preventing early aging, both in terms of your physical appearance and as a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from free radical damage that leads to cancer, heart attack, and other serious diseases. BE CAREFUL with vitamin E supplements, though, as there are multiple forms of Vitamin E and many contain the synthetic form that can be dangerous.


As already mentioned above, meanwhile, most adults are DANGEROUSLY deficient in omega-3 with DHA and EPA fatty acids that are so essential to avoid and help reverse premature aging, low energy, and serious disease. Again, though, please BEWARE of most omega-3 supplements, as many contain low-grade omega-3 and other ingredients that can actually be harmful.


And finally, be sure you are getting enough CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) in your diet! There is a widespread deficiency of this essential compound that acts as the “power switch” for all 100 trillion cells in your body.


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every cell of the body. Your body makes CoQ10, and your cells use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules.


CoQ10 is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods, but levels are particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver, and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts.


Coenzymes help enzymes work to digest food and perform other body processes, and they help protect the heart and skeletal muscles.


CoQ10 is available in the United States as a dietary supplement. It is also known as Q10, vitamin Q10, ubiquinone, or ubidecarenone.


Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #4:
Eat Naturally-Raised, Whole, Organic Proteins, Grains, Fruits, and Veggies


Well, as you can tell from the Foods that Cause Aging above, it is very wise to avoid anything processed, artificial, chemically saturated or altered, or otherwise manipulated by humans. (ALWAYS keep in mind they don’t do this with your health in mind — they do it for profit.)


Instead, seek out meat from animals allowed to range freely, allowed to eat their natural diet that hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, and not injected with steroids, antibiotics, or hormones. For protein, also seek out organic legumes.


Whatever protein sources you choose, make sure it is clean and that you get plenty of it in your diet — protein is increasingly essential as you get older; starting around the age of 40, muscle mass begins to decline by up to 1 percent yearly, and protein is critical to slow that process!


Also seek out foods made from whole organic grains — be careful of products stating “Made from Whole Grains!” because often that means whole grains are one of the ingredients, along with processed grains and all sorts of other harmful ingredients. (Watch those labels!)


And seek out fresh, organic, and ideally locally grown vegetables and fruits, too.


Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #5:
Sleep Properly, Sleep Well!


Research just keeps on proving that getting proper sleep is fundamental to avoiding premature aging, to healing and preventing disease, and to overcoming pain. Amongst its many other functions, good sleep is key to helping greatly reduce the impact of emotional stress on your health and wellbeing.


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Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #6:
No Excuses — Exercise!


You have heard about the extreme importance of exercise before … countless times, probably. You KNOW it is critical to avoid premature aging, to increase your energy, and to heal and prevent disease already. It is also one of the most effective ways to reduce the emotional stress that contributes to premature aging and disease!


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Powerful Anti-Aging Tips #7:
Do Not Wait: Fight Your Chronic Inflammation Starting Now — Naturally


Far too many people ignore the pain they are feeling in their body, some because they think they are helpless or it is “normal,” others because they think they can “tough it out.”


Ignoring the pain now means ignoring your chronic inflammation now, and that is about the most dangerous mistake you can possibly make. As you know by now, chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of premature aging — from how your skin looks to how much daily energy you have to how focused your brain is.


And as you know by now, chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of most serious diseases, including cancer and heart attack.


Ignoring it or “toughing it out” is like playing Russian roulette with your life.


By taking the steps above, you can reverse chronic inflammation and other health-obliterating offenders ongoing and long-term.


BUT you truly also need to eliminate your chronic inflammation starting right NOW!


Otherwise — and believe me, I am not being “alarmist” about this in the least — it is like playing Russian roulette with your own life.


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