fast-fixes for common health problems

Bloating is a common health problem and can be caused by lots of things, including lactose intolerances, digestion problems, and certain foods, drinks and medications. Although seeing your doctor and keeping a food diary will help you tackle your bloating issues, for a fast fix to alleviate the symptoms you can take a probiotic, which contains good bacteria.

A probiotic may help you banish bloating because when our good bacterium gets low, we are unable to break down food and prevent yeast overgrowth; this leads to bloating. Try to have a probiotic yoghurt with some berries for breakfast. Flax seeds are also great for bloating. They have high levels of fiber and can help keep the digestive system running smoothly.

Hay fever affects 10 to 20 per cent of people living in the U.S. and is an allergy that is typically caused by pollen. Although hay fever can affect people all year-round, people usually suffer from hay fever symptoms in spring and sometimes summer because trees and other vegetation pollinate at this time of the year.

If you’re fed up of sneezing and want to enjoy those long, sunny days a fast-fix for hay fever is to plug in an air conditioner. Air conditioners can filter out 99 per cent of airborne pollen.

For a sweeter remedy, you could also eat one tablespoon of honey from your local area a day. Although researchers have been unable to prove honey’s effectiveness in relieving hay fever symptoms, lots of people swear by it, claiming that the honey desensitizes you to the pollen.

Did you know that one in 50 adults in the UK are thought to suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point during their lives? Although it’s natural to worry, anxiety can become a disorder if people overly worry without necessary triggers or causes.

The common term for anxiety disorders is Generalised Anxiety Disorder and it is thought to be cause by many things including a chemical imbalance in the brain, the environment you are in and your genetics.