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Natural Remedies that Aren’t?

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Orange Juice versus the FruitBelow you’ll find news from around the web about natural remedies and not so natural stuff (that we think is good). I found these articles very interesting and thought they would offer some great information to my readers.

This article confirmed for me that store purchased OJ just isn’t what it should be when it comes to nutrition. Fresh squeezed is the best juice, but better still? Eat the orange! …

The Secret Ingredient In Your Orange Juice (from Food Renegade)

Do you buy orange juice at the store? If you do, I’m sure you’re careful to buy the kind that’s 100% juice and not made from concentrate. After all, that’s the healthier kind, right? The more natural kind? The kind without any additives? The kind that’s sold in the refrigerator section so it must be almost as good as fresh-squeezed orange juice?

If I’m describing you, then you’re either going to hate me or love me by the time you’re done reading this post. The truth is, that orange juice you feel so good about buying is probably none of those things.

This may not come across as a natural remedy, but a lot of people think of it as a “good” thing. I’m actually “guilty” of using Hydrogen Peroxide on wounds and scratches, so the following article was an eye-opener for me…

Mild Soap and Water Is Better for Your Wounds than Peroxide or Alcohol (from LifeHacker)

Most people aren’t afraid to use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to disinfect a wound when they get a cut. According to WebMD however, using peroxide on a wound can actually harm the tissue around it and delay the healing process. This is just one first aid fallacy they’re out to debunk.

Again, the article below also confirmed for me that you shouldn’t short-change nature. I realize that a lot of people have a hard time getting enough fiber in their diets, but switching to whole grain breads, and eating more fibrous vegetables and beans are a much better step than fiber supplements…

Are Fiber Supplements as Good as the Real Thing? (from My Health News Daily)

Commercials make it look oh-so-easy to add fiber to our unhealthy diets: Just sprinkle a bit of powdered fiber supplement into your soup, sauce, dip or yogurt and voila — become as healthy as someone who regularly eats whole grains.

The truth, of course, is more complicated, nutritionists say. While fiber supplements such as Metamucil, Benefiber, Fiber Choice and Citrucel can give a healthy boost to diets a little low in this indigestible, plant-based nutrient — especially helpful for people with sluggish digestion — they’re no substitute for the real thing.

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