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Natural Remedies - Bronchitis

I recently had a 48-hour flu and then when I was feeling better I got bronchitis.  I had a wonderful friend that brought me over some homemade, organic soup and it was so good!  Below are the natural remedies I took the past week and I'm glad to say its been 6 days with bronchitis and I'm almost completely better!  Here is what I used: Echinacea - as soon as you start to even feel a cold/cough, etc coming on start taking echinacea.  I took 3 doses per day, which was a dropperful for each dose mixed in a tiny amount of water and shot down.   You need to get the correct echinacea, one with BOTH the purpurea ( whole plant ) and augustifolia ( root ).  Sometimes it is sold under the name "Premium Echinacea" but you can always make certiain by looking on the back for the blend. Astragalus ( Astragalus Membranaceus )- you can actually take this everyday, not just when you are sick, to strengthen your immune system.  For this illness, I took 2-3 doses a day, which a dos

My Hair Care Regime

You can read my previous post from on hair care here and then there is also a series of " My Hair Story ".   Someone had asked about hair care tips, so I thought I would do another post on it.  You can click on the first link above and basically still do the same thing I have done for years with my straight hair, except I do curl it LESS now than I did years ago. It's not just wash, condition and go - you have to be gentle with your hair and even rubbing your hair with a towel can damage it, cause frizz, etc.  Here is my hair cleaning regime : Shampoo mostly concentrating on the scalp and using the suds for the ends; Rinse.  Condition with half-palm size of conditioner only from ears down!  I don't use conditioner on my scalp or above my ears.  I then very gently put the conditioner on my ends with my head flipped over.  Then I gently use a wide-toothed comb (I keep one in the shower) from ends up to scalp.  Then I put my hair in a loose bun at the nape of my ne