Practical Medicine for Every Household

This is the only physical book you need when medical help is not on the way:

The Home Doctor: Practical Medicine for Every Household

It’s a unique guide for the layman that you can use to manage common health ailments at home when seeing a doctor or going to a hospital is off the table.

The book is written by Dr. Maybell Nieves, a front-line doctor from Venezuela who has saved hundreds of people through one of the worst crises in modern history.

The ingenious methods she developed are found in this book and can be self-applied at home. That makes them extremely valuable if the medical system cannot be depended on, like during long-term blackouts for example. 

Home Remedies for Common Illnesses

As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. But even the most prepared among us can get struck down by common illnesses from time to time. The good news is that there are often home remedies that can help us feel better without having to visit the doctor.

Here are some home remedies for common illnesses that you can try the next time you’re feeling under the weather:

1. For a cold or flu: make a ginger, honey and lemon infusion

Ginger has long been used as a natural remedy for colds and flu. It’s thought to work by helping to break down congestion and soothe a sore throat. Honey is a natural cough suppressant, while lemon can help to boost your immune system.

To make this infusion, combine a teaspoon of grated ginger, a tablespoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon in a cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes, then drink it slowly.

By the way the best way to avoid getting sick is by boosting your immune system.
2. For a sore throat: gargle with salt water

One of the simplest and most effective ways to soothe a sore throat is to gargle with salt water. The salt helps to reduce inflammation and irritation.

Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and gargle for 30 seconds to a minute. Do this several times a day, as needed.

3. For a stuffy nose: try a steam inhalation

If you have a cold or flu and your nose is feeling congested, try a steam inhalation. The steam can help to break down the mucus and make it easier to breathe.

Pour boiling water into a bowl, then lean over it, draping a towel over your head to trap the steam. breathed in the steam for a few minutes.

Good, inexpensive steam inhaler:
4. For an upset stomach: drink chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is thought to be a natural remedy for an upset stomach. Chamomile is a member of the daisy family and has been used medicinally for centuries. It’s thought to work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the gut, which can help to reduce cramping and discomfort.

To make chamomile tea, steep a teaspoon of dried chamomile in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Once it’s cool enough to drink, add honey to taste. Drink a cup of this tea several times a day until your symptoms start to improve.

My favorite Non-GMO Chamomile Tea:
5. For a headache: try a cold compress

If you have a headache, try applying a cold compress to your forehead for relief. The cold can help to constrict the blood vessels and reduce inflammation.

Soak a clean cloth in cold water, then wring it out and apply it to your forehead. Leave it in place for 10 minutes, then Repeat as needed.

My recommendation:

These are just a few home remedies
for common illnesses that you can try the next time you’re feeling
under the weather. Of course, if your symptoms are severe or don’t
improve after a few days, it’s always best to see a doctor.


Pujara to Debut in the Blind Cricket League

With most of world cricket flattened during the Covid Pandemic, it’s been a tougher ride for some factions of the cricketing community, namely, representatives of the World Blind Cricket Council (WIBC).


While some marquee international programmes continued over the last year or so, the visually impaired division of the game all but came to a grinding halt. 
However, now with the worst of the Pandemic, restrictions and rules behind us, the WIBC just received their biggest boost yet. 
In an aim to revive this dormant, but ever so passionate, part of the game, current Indian batsman and “new wall”, Cheteshwer Pujara, will represent the Indian Blind Cricket Council at the next 50-over Blind Cricket World Cup. The Test superstar was not picked for the 20-over version. 
After being dismissed for a 5-ball duck in the first innings of the Wankhede Test against New Zealand, Pujara made the incredible announcement at the daily post-match press conference on Friday evening. 
“I’ve been a little out of form, as you all know. So it’ll be good my eye in again before the South Africa tour”
Some of our readers might be a little perplexed at how a seasoned international cricketer with a Test average greater than 40, whose faced some of the meanest bowlers, on the fastest, most bounciest pitches in the world could possibly consider playing in a blind cricket competition. 
We asked England Visually Impaired representative and icon of the community, Nathan Foy, what he thought about Pujara playing in the upcoming World Cup. 
“You know, it’s been a funny year. Usually, I’d say that Pujara’s been hit in the head one too many times to even consider this” 
“But looking at his recent form, it seems like the lad has forgotten what a cricket ball looks like, to be fair”
“and I guess that sort of evens things out for us.”