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Your Kidneys Matter: You Gotta Keep 'em Warm

Your Kidneys Matter: You Gotta Keep 'em Warm

Brrrr... it really is cold out there! Offering your kidneys the little extra love and support they need this time of year isn’t too tricky. Here are 3 simple ways to care for your kidneys this winter.

Should I get the flu shot?

Should I get the flu shot?

The media and medical community have been making it sound as though everyone ought to get a flu shot. But does it really help? Is it really necessary? If you find yourself asking these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive right in.

Natural Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year

Natural Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This School Year

School time is here again. For kids this means new sleep schedules, new teachers, new friends, new foods, and new chemicals they aren’t exposes to at home. This combination is stressful! Our bodies can only hold out so long before it starts to break down. But you, the parent, can help.

Strep Throat: Do I Need an Antibiotic?

Strep Throat: Do I Need an Antibiotic?

What is strep throat anyway? Strep is a bacteria we all have present in our bodies. When you come down with strep throat it means you have caught a virus which causes an overgrowth of the strep bacteria.

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For A Minnesota Winter

5 Ways To Prepare Your Body For A Minnesota Winter

For those of us who call Minnesota home, we are professionals at surviving the winter. But most people here in Minnesota don’t realize that the time to start preparing your body for winter is as soon as fall begins.

Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

Don't let the winter bug get you down this winter. Watch this short video to learn more about how to keep your family healthy this winter.

A Different Kind of Cough Medicine

Last time you got the cough, how did you pass the nights? Did you endure the rib-shattering coughing fits or did you slide down a little cough syrup? Have you ever wondered how that cough syrup magically coats your throat to keep the coughing at a minimum?

Cough syrups solving and treating our illness, they only suppress and bury the problem. But guess what? There’s another option.

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

How To Help Your Child's Frequent Ear Infections

Statistics show that most ear “infections” aren’t “infections” at all. Instead most are simply ear inflammations. Antibiotics will only clear the inflammation, but antibiotics won’t solve the core problem behind the ear infection.

Garlic Oil Recipe For Ear Infections | Natural Remedy

Garlic Oil Recipe For Ear Infections | Natural Remedy

First, mince fresh garlic into a glass container (old dropper bottles always work well). Fill the container ¾ full of garlic. Next, add just enough olive oil to fully cover the garlic in the bottle.

How To Make An Onion Pack | Natural Home Remedy

Looking for something to help loosen congestion? Relieve sinus pressure? Want to chase away pain in your nose or around your eyes? Onion packs might just be the helpful solution you were looking for, especially if you’ve suffered, or are suffering, from pneumonia or bronchitis—this is definitely the way to go! The onions heal by opening pores, relieving congestion, and drawing mucous away from the lungs.

How To Make A Ginger Bath

A ginger bath is the first and very best thing you can do for your kids when they get sick. Whether your child’s symptoms are nasal or lung congestion, the flu bug or a bad cough, a ginger bath is one of the best natural remedies that can help stimulate the immune system to give the body that extra boost it needs.

Should I Get My Kids Vaccinated?

Should I Get My Kids Vaccinated?

In Minnesota, parents still have the right to decide whether or not to vaccinate their kids before sending them off to school. Parenting is full of complicated health decisions. Hope Clinic is here as a resource to help support you and every member of your family.

Bell's Palsy and How Natural Care Can Help

Bell's Palsy and How Natural Care Can Help

Most commonly, Bell’s palsy is experienced as irritation or damage to the nerves that control the movement of muscles in your face. When there’s damage to these nerves, some of the face muscles can be weak or unable to be used at all.

What To Do When You Have Mono

If you or someone you love has had mono or is currently recovering from mono, this person needs to receive some sort of natural care with Chinese medicine. For mono, there are really no other options.

Why Do You Get Mono? And What You Can Do To Prevent Mono

Why Do You Get Mono? And What You Can Do To Prevent Mono

Have you ever wondered why it seems that people who seek more medical care seem to get mono more often than those who care for themselves? One possibility is the regular use of antibiotics. While antibiotics can be effective against many bacterial infections, the use of antibiotics during viral infections may increase the risk of chronic viral infections including mono.

Why Eating Meat Is So Important For Minnesotans

Why Eating Meat Is So Important For Minnesotans

What’s so special about animal protein? Well, animal proteins are warming and allow the body to build extra blood. When we are building blood, we will be warmer which is precisely what those of us who face the sub-zero temperatures of a northern winter need! Curious? Learn more here.

Kick That Winter Cold Goodbye

Kick That Winter Cold Goodbye

Did you know that on a daily basis we encounter hundreds of viruses and thousands of bacteria? This means we don’t suddenly get the bug, instead the bug was always there inside us.

When we are healthy, our body has successfully fought off these viruses and bacteria everyday. But when we become weak enough or cold enough, our immune system begins to break down. That's when we get “the common cold”. So how can we stay healthy? Excellent question.