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Posted on 29 May 2014
Almost everyone has heard of the old folk remedy of inhaling steam for colds, whether it’s by standing in a steamy shower or with your head over a bowl of hot water.  But does it really work?  And is it worth giving it a go?  Here’s a few compelling reasons to vote “yes”.

1. It’s completely, 100% natural.

Posted on 29 May 2014

You’ve identified a need to increase your home’s humidity: what next?  Walk into any department store or pharmacy and you’ll see a wide array of home health devices designed to do just that.  But what’s the difference between them, and which one is the best for you?  Read on to de ’mist’ ify your options…

Fact: Stream Vaporisers and Humidifiers BOTH humidify

Posted on 28 May 2014
If there's one - okay two - things you can do to improve your general health and susceptibility to colds this year it's this.  Get a vaporiser.  And use it daily.
 
Firstly, what is a vaporiser?  A vaporiser is an electrical device that runs from a power point (using about the same energy as a kettle or toaster).  A fully contained heating element inside heats the water inside the chamber, which is then pushed out through vents and flows into the room as warm invisible droplets of steam.   And why do you need it?  Here’s the low-down.
 
Posted on 15 Apr 2014

It’s known as the domino effect…when one family member comes down with a cold or flu, inevitably everyone gets it.  But what if there was a way to help prevent it?

Posted on 01 Apr 2014
Aussies really, really hate getting sick.  More than $250 million worth of cold and flu remedies are sold in Australia every year, with ‘natural’ products particularly appealing to those who prefer a gentler alternative to chemicals.
 
But what really works and what doesn’t?  Here’s a round-up of some of the best remedies nature has to offer and the evidence behind them.
 

1. Rest & fluids (yes, yes, we’ll say it again)