Dr. Tieraona Low Dog's Home-Remedy Recipes

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, author of Healthy at Home, is back with natural remedies that can help you stay well without prescriptions!

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog's Home-Remedy Recipes

Take charge of your health with these three simple solutions.

The next time you're treating an upper respiratory infection, try umckaloabo as a natural remedy. This south African geranium treats upper respiratory infections gently and effectively, without disrupting your gut bacteria.

Umckaloabo comes in chewable tabs, liquid, and fizzy tabs that dissolve in water. You can find these options at your local pharmacy under name “umcka” as well as pelargonium.

Instead of a store-bought cough suppressent, try this at-home thyme syrup recipe. Thyme works as antiseptic in the throat and helps coat the receptors in your throat that make you want to cough.

1 cup water
4 tbsp fresh or dried thyme
1 lemon
1/4 cup raw honey


Pour near boiling water over fresh or dried thyme. Steep for 15 minutes. Strain. Add lemon and honey. Pour into glass jar. You can store this mixture for up to one week in the fridge.

Take 1 to 2 tablespoons every 3-4 hours, as needed.

Sage Gargle
The next time you feel a sore throat coming on, try a sage gargle. It not only relieves pain and kills bacteria, sage also acts as a great anti-inflammatory for your throat.

1 cup of water
2 tsp fresh or dried sage
1/4 tsp salt

Bring water to boil, add sage. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain into cup. Add salt and gargle.

Gargle every 2 hours, or as needed.

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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