Being Healthy Blog

  • Cold Sore Prevention

    If you’ve ever had a cold sore, you know how annoying they can be. Treating them as you deal with them might seem like the only option, but that’s not totally true. Our line of Lip Clear Lysine+ products is used for both treatment and prevention of cold sores. Understanding...

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  • Symptoms Significantly Reduced With Lip Clear® Lysine + Topical Ointment

    Lip Clear Lysine+ Clinical Study From Alternative Medicine Review (V10, No.2, 6/05)Eugene, OR: A study published in Alternative Medicine Review (6/05) shows that LIP CLEARLysine+ topical ointment healed cold sores faster than leading OTC and prescription brands costing 3 to 5 times more. Median healing time was just...

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  • Zinc lozenges help common cold - but lozenges with the required doses are hard to find: Meta-analysis

    High dose zinc lozenges may be beneficial in reducing the duration of common cold symptoms – but a lack of high dose lozenges on the market mean these benefits remain out of consumers’ reach, according to a new meta-analysis. Zinc is widely recognized as being beneficial to common cold...

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  • Cold Sore Symptoms

    Cold sore symptoms are virtually the same for everyone, making them quite easy to diagnose. Since the life cycle of a cold sore outbreak is usually identical to the last outbreak, many people who get cold sores can detect the onset of an outbreak before physical symptoms can be observed....

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  • This Summer, Just Say No to Bugs! Choosing a Natural Mosquito and Tick Repellent

    There is a growing body of evidence warning that DEET, the most often recommended and used mosquito repellents ingredient, can cause serious health problems. Furthermore,  applying DEET while using sun block, increases DEET absorption into the...

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  • Preventing canker sores and a suggested canker sore treatment

    As part of the Quantum Health Oral care Series, we have produced a series of videos on canker sores - causes, prevention, treatments, remedies. In this video, dentist Dr. Chris Kammer highlights some tips for preventing canker sores. Canker sores may be small, but they are painful. By understanding canker...

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  • Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests

    Posted January 16, 2015 HealthDay Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise -- a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example -- is enough to reduce the risk of an...

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  • 8 Things to Know About Mosquito Bites

    Not all mosquitoes bite There are about 170 different mosquito species in North America (and 3,500 worldwide),  but not all of them bite humans. Of those that do, it’s only the females who are bloodsuckers—they use the protein to produce eggs. There are two species responsible for spreading disease in...

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  • Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest

    Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest (from HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest. In one study, early results...

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  • Gluten-Free Diet May Lift the 'Fog' of Celiac Patients, Study Says

    (From HealthDay News) -- The "brain fog" experienced by many celiac disease patients seems to improve as their intestines heal after adopting a gluten-free diet, a small new study suggests. Australian scientists found that banishing gluten -- a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that causes intestinal inflammation...

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