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Sore throats are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and they tend to affect children the most. A sore throat is usually considered a minor complaint until you have one and every swallow induces pain—pain that may seem unbearable. Unfortunately, the only option is to treat the symptoms and rest until you recover. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that can soothe a sore throat and there’s a good chance you already have many of them in your home.
Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) comes from chili peppers (Capsicum spp.) and gives them their heat. Capsaicin has a lot to offer, and its analgesic properties are at the top of the list. Analgesics are a type of pain reliever and include acetaminophen, a non-aspirin pain reliever, which is the active ingredient in brands like Tylenol, Paracetamol, and Panadol.
Cysteine is an amino acid that the body is able to transform into antioxidants like glutathione. N-acetylcysteine, also commonly called acetylcysteine, is a form of cysteine that has been specially modified. While cysteine is available in many high-protein foods, such as chicken, turkey, pork, and dairy, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is not actually found in any food. Rather, N-acetylcysteine is generally consumed as a capsule or administered intravenously.
Polysaccharides are molecular strands that contain multiple monosaccharide or disaccharide units. Think of these as simple sugars linked by glycosidic bonds. When it comes to nutrition, polysaccharides play a huge role in the body. Polysaccharides, sometimes called “glycans”, have two roles: some, like starch or glycogen, help store the energy we gain from consuming food. Others help with cell structure. One common example of a polysaccharide used for storage is cellulose.  Polysaccharides Known for Storing Energy There are two types of polysaccharides that the body uses for storing energy: […]
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS or functional gastrointestinal disorder, is a combination of symptoms that include abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. It’s more prevalent in women than men and affects about 10 to 15 percent of the American population.  If you suffer from IBS, making simple lifestyle adjustments, especially to your diet, can make a huge difference.