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How to Get Over a Cold Fast | Reduce Sick Time

Alpha's got a monster of a cold that keeps getting worse. Aaron Marino of alpha m. looks for the quickest and easiest ways to get better faster.

Antibiotics work for bacterial infections, not viral infections like colds. The virus needs to run its course. You can cut down on the symptoms and symptom durations:

  • Vitamin C cuts down on symptoms by half as well as its a scavenger that eliminates crappy stuff
  • Zinc cuts down on symptoms by half to by about 4-days
  • Consume clear liquids like water
  • Get some rest

One last word of advice from a guy with a large schnoz: to protect your nose from being raw, rub Vaseline around your nostrils when you go to sleep.

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Is Shakeology Worth the Money? | Protein Shake -
November 9, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. is on location at Mona's nutrition store where he answers a viewer email about Shakeology. The deal is that it's a protein shake with a bunch of vitamins. The reality is that you are paying for protein shake from a multilevel marketing organization. The product is 'good' but not worth the money. You can simply get a solid protein for monetary savings. Read More»
Laxatives -
November 8, 2012
How many of you depend on laxatives to take care of business? Recently, several members asked about their use and safety, which made me realize more of us use laxatives than I would have guessed. I've written articles about digestive health, including elimination, but never broached the subject of laxatives. For those who may be uncertain of what laxatives are, they are substances that promote bowRead More»
Control Hunger and Blood Sugar Levels | Nature's Plus Sugar Control  -
November 6, 2012
Natures Plus Sugar Control Who out there feels like they can never get full and always eating or hungry? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that chances are your blood sugar is out-of-whack. 'Ultra Sugar Control' by Nature's Plus stabilizes blood sugar and subsequently insulin levels are stabilized. As a result your appetite is controlled. If you are looking for something to help, this may be the produRead More»
Probiotics -
August 16, 2012
"Probiotic" is a word most of us are familiar with nowadays, with all the commercials about their importance and intimate relationship with regularity.  Well, the commercials are not wrong, but they do give the impression that no one's able to have a decent bathroom experience without eating certain brands of yogurt.  But, putting advertising aside, it is true that as a species we need beneficiaRead More»

Can V8 Replace Vitamins and Vegetables? | Healthy Eating -
July 30, 2012
Aaron of alpha m.analyzes whether V8 juice is an effective supplement for vitamins and vegetables.  Does V8 give as much vitamins of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables? No, and you are missing fiber. A V8 is also not a replacement for a multivitamin. Instead, eat substantial amount of vegetables along with a good multivitamin. Why should we use a multivitamin if the diet is rich with vegetables?Read More»
July 24, 2012
With over-the-counter drugs like Advil, Aleve, Motrin and aspirin filling the medicine cabinets of most households today, it's hard to find anyone who hasn't taken one of these drugs at one time or another. NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) is a classification of drugs, whether prescription or not, that reduce inflammation, kill pain (analgesic), and reduce fever (anti-pyretic).  OrigiRead More»
Take a Chill Pill | Relax with GABA  -
July 5, 2012
What Does Gaba Do in the Brain? Do you ever find yourself anxious or stressed?  Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives the heads-up about  gamma-Aminobutyric acid.  Aaron explains that GABA is an amino acid that attaches to receptor sites in your brain and relaxes your body. He feels better in 10-minutes and chills-out. He doesn't feel melancholy and blue but just feels good. He takes it only occasioRead More»
Preventing Muscle Cramps and Spasms | Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium -
May 25, 2012
Spasms can be painful and lead to soreness: therefore, prevent the frequency of cramps with specific nutrients. Aaron Marino of alpha m. addresses what a muscle spasm is and the soreness that results. Cramping happens after cardio and excessive sweating due to the depletion of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. A surefire way to prevent cramping is supplementation (potassium, magnesium, caRead More»
Vitamin B Smart -
May 2, 2012
Most of us know vitamins play an essential role in maintaining good health, but what they do exactly isn’t always understood.  If you’re like most people, you pop a vitamin or two everyday and trust you’re getting what you need.  But are you? Education is key to making informed and educated choices about what to consume, and vitamins are no exception.  I believe we would take better care Read More»

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