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Wet Sock Treatment

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that we've officially lost our marbles and there is no way that this is a real treatment. I thought the same thing when I first heard of wet sock treatment, and I was actually quite resistant to even try it. But one night I was desperate for something to make a difference when my kid was fevering, and I was amazed at the results!  How could something so simple possibly make such a difference? Well, the simple explanation is that your body reacts to the cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which stimulates the immune system. It also reflexively decreases congestion and pain in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat as it draws circulation toward the feet.  Wet sock...

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Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief

Being in the high desert can be frustrating to the gardener in us, but the benefit of living in a climate that is inhospitable to most plants is that air pollen tend to stay at a reasonably low number. However, fall in Southern Utah means that the Rabbit Brush is in full bloom, and it is EVERYWHERE. This cheerful, yellow, flowering bush brings allergy misery to many of us well into the winter months. Here are our favorite natural solutions to seasonal allergies- regardless of the season you find yourself sneezing in!   1) Wash the pollen away Sometimes, relief is as simple as showering in the evening instead of the morning- washing the pollen out of your hair and eyelashes before bed prevents...

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