Liz Vaccariello: Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal Book Review
To continue The Doctors’ discussion on the many powers of super foods, Reader’s Digest editor in chief Liz Vaccariello stopped by. Reader’s Digest has a new book called Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal, which is the perfect companion to today’s theme of The Drs.
The Doctors: Foods To Cure Cold Sores
If you have cold sores, then you know just how annoying and painful they can be. Doctors viewer Tatiana, like many cold sore sufferers, was looking for some relief.
Once you have the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores, it never goes away. Despite this, there are certain foods worth trying that can help heal cold sores. If you need relief from cold sores, try the following foods:
- Lemon Balm Essential Oil
The Drs: Foods To Heal Bruises
The Doctors received a question from an audience member, Neda, who bruises easily, even from bug bites. Dr. Travis Stork explained that bruises are caused when blood vessels literally explode and cause a pooling of blood. If you notice many unexplained bruises that last for long periods of time, then you should see your doctor. However, there are certain foods that can help people who bruise easily.
Look for foods high in iron and/or folic acid, such as:
The Doctors: Foods For Healthy Eyes
Jessica, a Doctors viewer, has age-related vision loss (or age-related macular degeneration) in her family. However, foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins C, E and zinc can actually help prevent blindness. It’s a cliche, but carrots really do help your eyes! Also try:
The Drs: Food Cures For Sinusitis
Sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses, is a common problem that can occur again and again. Audience member Gina is always stuffed up, has trouble breathing and is “miserable.” Thankfully, The Doctors helped her out! Gina may need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist, but to help clear her sinuses, Gina can try the following foods that are high in zinc:
- Lean Meats
- Whole Grains
- Thyme Tea
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