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May

Week of May 3rd

Hi there, Friends!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Earache: 5 Ways to Stop the Pain

from The Doctors Book of Home Remedies

Plugged eustachian tubes (which lead from the back of the throat to the middle ear) are the most common cause of earache for children and adults. When your ears ache, you need to see a doctor. But until you get there, here are some quick pain stoppers.

  • Sit up.. A few minutes upright will decrease swelling and start your eustachian tubes draining. Swallowing will help ease the pain. If you can, prop up your head slightly while you sleep to get better drainage.
  • Turn on the hair dryer. Turn your hair dryer on a low, warm setting. Then, holding the dyer 18 to 20 inches from the ear, aim that warm air into your aching ear.
  • Warm some oil to body temperature. Place a bottle of baby oil or mineral oil in a pan of body-temperature water. Let the oil sit in the water until it, too, is at body temperature. Placing a drop or two of oil in the offending ear will help lessen the pain. Caution: Never drop fluids into your ear if you think the eardrum may be ruptured or punctured.
  • Chew a wad of gum. Most people know this is one way to open their ears on an airplane flight, but have you considered it at midnight? The muscular action of chewing will do the trick by opening the eustachian tubes.
  • Yawn. Yawning moves the muscle the opens the eustachian tube even better than chewing gum or sucking on mints.

RECIPES OF THE WEEK

Recipes to go along with the coming week’s list of Weekly Specials:

Healthy Flourless Chocolate Muffins

My Whole Food Life

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Skinny Taste

Top 10: Spring Sides

Rainbow Delicious

Tropical Overnight Oats

Dessert Now Dinner Later

NEWSWORTHY

The latest health, food and organics news from around the globe:

Why We Can’t Take Chipotle’s GMO Announcement All That Serious – NPR

Want to Help the Hungry? Stop Wasting Food. – TIME

On Food Labels, Calorie Miscounts – New York Times

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Your friends at L.O.V.E. Delivery

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“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.”

Elbert Hubbard

 

 

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