Morgan Stanley chief says bitcoin ‘doesn’t quite deserve the attention it’s getting’

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Bitcoin is getting more attention than it deserves, but the phenomenon is not going away overnight, according to Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman.

Speaking with CNBC on Thursday, Gorman said bitcoin isn’t even close to a safe investment, and would-be cryptocurrency owners shouldn’t expect otherwise.

“Something that goes up 700 percent in a year — it’s by definition speculative,” he said. “So anybody who thinks they’re buying something that it’s a stable investment is deluding themselves.”

“It might go up another 700 percent, but it could easily not,” Gorman added.

Gorman’s stance on bitcoin appeared slightly less negative than some of his peers on Wall Street. For example, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon predicted if “you’re stupid enough to buy [bitcoin], you’ll pay the price for it one day.” Meanwhile, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink called the cryptocurrency “an index of money laundering.”

The criticism from financial luminaries has done little to deter bitcoin’s ascent. On Thursday morning, the cryptocurrency traded at $7,141.03, according to Coindesk data. It had begun the year at only about $1,000 per token.

Gorman added that bitcoin is “punching above its weight” and the cryptocurrency “doesn’t quite deserve the attention it’s getting.”

Previously, the Morgan Stanley CEO described cryptocurrencies as “more than just a fad.”

He explained to CNBC that bitcoin’s growing acceptance and usability meant it was “not going away overnight.”

But there are issues and uncertainties surrounding the cryptocurrency.

“Is it a needed new form of stored value? I’m not so sure,” he said, adding it was also unclear if the regulators and central banks would watch bitcoin’s growth from afar or become involved.

Still, the bank chief grappled with digital money’s reputation for facilitating criminality: “Does it support people who want to use currencies on anonymous basis for wrong purposes? Absolutely,” Gorman said.

Proponents of bitcoin predict the cryptocurrency will continue breaking records amid its growing acceptance among users to carry out financial transactions. One analyst even predicted bitcoin could top Apple’s market cap in five years.

An Uber rider is suing the company, claiming it shouldn’t have hired driver who allegedly raped her

The Uber application on a smartphone during an Uber ride in Washington, D.C.

An anonymous Uber rider is suing the company in California Superior Court, claiming that Uber did not take sufficient measures to protect her from a driver who allegedly raped her on Nov. 11, 2016.

The complaint states that the passenger, called “Jane Doe” in the filing to preserve her anonymity, called an Uber after getting drinks and picking “the safe choice” to get home. After the assault happened, the passenger went to the hospital and doctors conducted a rape kit analysis. The Uber driver was charged with “Rape by use of drugs.”

The complaint alleges that this Uber driver had been previously charged with committing violent crimes and that Uber’s background check “either failed to discover these egregious charges, or willfully chose to risk passengers’ lives in exchange for the additional profit one more driver could potentially have provided.”

The filing alleges that Uber has an “inadequate and careless background checking process” that “only [goes] back for a period of seven years and [does] not capture all arrests and/or convictions.”

It also cites former Uber employee Susan Fowler’s blog post earlier this year that detailed a culture of sexual harassment and sexism at the company. The suit alleges that this culture has spilled over into the way Uber treats its passengers, especially female passengers, and says the number of reported sexual assaults and rapes of female passengers by male Uber drivers “has skyrocketed in the last several years.”

The filing also suggests that a “profits over safety” culture has “led to thousands of drivers with violent criminal records slipping through the cracks.”

“We are confident that a jury will hold Uber accountable for this horrific and senseless violence,” plaintiff’s attorney Jeanne M. Christensen said. “Uber must take immediate action to prevent another tragedy like this from happening.”

In response, an Uber spokesperson said, “These accusations are extremely concerning, and we are in the process of reviewing the lawsuit.”

The lawsuit follows a proposed class action lawsuit filed Tuesday against Uber asking the ride-sharing company to change its screening practices for drivers on behalf of all U.S. riders who were “subject to rape, sexual assault or gender-motivated violence or harassment by their Uber driver in the last four years.”

In late 2016, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that requires ride-hailing start-ups to look at violent convictions throughout a prospective driver’s entire record, instead of examining only those that occurred in the past seven years. It required Uber, Lyft and other companies to reject any driver who has been convicted of a violent felony or a terrorism-related offense, or is a registered sex offender. But it stopped short of requiring ride-sharing companies to submit drivers to fingerprint background checks conducted by the government.

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman: Trump is ‘worse than useless as a president’

Reid Hoffman, founder and chairman, LinkedIn

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is not shy when expressing his opinions of President Donald Trump.

The entrepreneur, who now sits on Microsoft’s board of directors and is a partner at venture capital firm Greylock, campaigned publicly for Hillary Clinton and in March said that Trump was even worse than he feared.

In an interview with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin at the Disruptor 50 event in San Francisco on Wednesday night, Hoffman had perhaps his harshest words yet about the president, calling him “worse than useless” and saying that he’d “take someone randomly picked from a phone book” over him as president.

He singled out Trump’s criticism of legitimate news sources like CNN as “basically criminal negligence” because we need to have “robust media functions” to check abuses by government.

Hoffman also discussed entrepreneurialism and the challenges of turning a start-up into a successful high-scale business.

One challenge, he said, is maintaining a consistent culture as a company goes through different stages — the CEO of a 50-person company might be able to interview every new employee for cultural fit, for example, while a 10,000-person company needs systems in place to communicate the company’s cultural mandates to new hires.

He also suggested that Uber, while it did many things right, missed the transition from being “pirates” to being “navy” — that is, from scrappy start-up to powerful established company — and that some of its cultural problems may have arisen because of that.

Here’s the full comment from Hoffman regarding Trump:

“You know I obviously last year campaigned relatively publicly and vocally against Trump as a candidate. I also think he is, you know, worse than useless as a president. I sometimes say at dinner parties, I’d take someone randomly picked from a phone book over him as a selection for president. And I think we’re seeing all kinds of play on that. Everything from, you know, a broad-based incompetence when it comes to very key race and unity issues … you know, like calling CNN ‘fake news’ is I think actually basically criminal negligence, right, because it’s like ‘no, we need to have robust media functions.'”

CEO Les Moonves: CBS may not be able to stay out of the media deal frenzy much longer

Leslie 'Les' Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

Against the backdrop of sweeping consolidation in the media industry, CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves says he is positioning the network as the underdog against “monstrous companies,” including Comcast, Disney, as well as online powerhouses Netflix and Amazon.

Mooves spoke at CNBC’s Net/Net event on Thursday evening as word was leaking out that Comcast and Verizon were sniffing around the same assets of Twenty-First Century Fox that Disney was said to be in talks to buy. Fox appears to be considering the sale of most of the entertainment company, leaving behind news and sports.

“Disney is six times as big as we are. Comcast is six times as big as we are,” said Moonves, making a David and Goliath argument that CBS may be diminutive but nimble. “Netflix’s market cap is huge. Now Amazon, the number one company in the world, is producing content. We are sort of like an old-fashioned production company, we are a small guy.”

“It’s a jump ball we’re never going to win. We have to continue to develop our own projects ourselves … like we did with ‘Star Trek’ on our over-the-top service,” he said. “That’s how we’re going to compete.”

“Star Trek: Discovery” is available to stream on CBS All Access, the network’s television service delivered over the internet.

Moonves views online competitors more as frenemies. “We still do a lot of business with Netflix. We still produce original content for Netflix and virtually everyone who is our competitor is also our friend.”

However, Moonves did acknowledge that CBS might need to fortify its position. “Eventually are we going to have to do partnerships with other content companies and distribution companies? The answer is probably, ‘yes.'”

Despite all the deal talk, AT&T and the government are drawing battle lines over the telecom giant’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Last week, CNBC reported the Justice Department could sue to block the takeover unless AT&T agrees to sell its DirecTV division or Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting, which owns CNN.

“It’s sort of a contradictory situation we’re in right now. I was pretty surprised. I’ve been surprised a lot in the past few weeks that the Department of Justice objected to this deal,” Moonves said. “It didn’t seem like something they would do, but God only knows what the reasons are for stopping that.”

But Moonves said there’s one thing he’s sure of in this current deal-making environment: “Content assets are incredibly valuable.”

Verizon, Comcast Approach 21st Century Fox About Acquiring Assets

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Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

News of the approaches came the same day the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted to end a 42-year-old restriction on ownership of multiple TV stations in a major market, removing a major roadblock to media company mergers.

It is unclear whether Fox’s broadcast assets are part of any of the conversations.

Fox shares jumped nearly 8 percent in after-hours trading. Shares of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp also rose more than 2 percent, a sign investors may see then as potential targets.

Disney was in talks to buy Fox’s movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic and international assets such as the Star network in India and European pay TV provider Sky Plc , CNBC reported last week.

The assets would give Comcast, the largest cable provider in the United States which bought NBCUniversal in 2011, an international distribution footprint. For Verizon, the U.S. No. 1 wireless carrier, it would provide movies and TV shows to stream to its mobile subscribers.

Comcast and Verizon declined comment. Fox did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

 

Four easy home remedies for chronic indigestion

Indigestion

Indigestion has many aspects, from simply feeling bloated and too full to full blown IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The latter includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Basic eating habits can prevent simple indigestion and keep gastrointestinal disorders away or minimize them if they already exist. Start with a good eating environment that’s without stress, bad feelings, or talking about stressful activities. Actually, too much of any gabbing interferes with good digestion.

That’s because digestion begins with enzymes and beneficial bacteria from the saliva in the mouth. Cramming in to much food with each bite and swallowing after only two or three chews overwhelms the beginning of digestive function.

It’s also a good idea to avoid cold beverages while eating. Liquids should not be cooler than room temperature. Ayurveda and Chinese medicine point respect to what they call the fire of digestion that begins in the stomach. Also, drink sparingly while eating, lest you drown the fire of digestion.

The foundation for proper food mixing is based on not mixing foods that require different time spans for complete digestion. Animal foods, especially meats, take the longest. Next comes complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains. Then simple carbohydrates, refined grains, etc.

Fruits are digested the quickest. That’s why they should be eaten away from main meals. The same goes for processed carbohydrate or sugary desserts. When slower digesting foods mix into the faster digesting foods, fermentation can occur leading to indigestion.

It’s also a good idea to include soluble fiber foods with insoluble fiber foods, with an attempt toward eating soluble fiber foods first. For example, your main dish with rice or potatoes (soluble fiber) should precede salad (insoluble fiber). Source [1] below contains lists of soluble and insoluble fiber foods.

Herb and spice remedies for indigestion

(1) Aloe vera juice is great for digestive problems and healthy in so many other ways. It can be regarded as a miracle plant juice. Look for unadulterated, unsweetened, unpasteurized, and non-irradiated aloe vera juice, whether pressed from whole leaves or the fileted gel within the leaf.

The whole leaf versus gel only controversy is one you should explore to decide what makes sense to you. Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer. It requires only a little aloe vera consumption to handle digestive problems, but much more to cure cancer. It also facilitates detoxification.

Aloe vera has been clinically proven (though not publicized by MSM) to handle both extremes and a lot of health issues in between. (https://www.naturalnews.com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.html)

(2) A simple technique of thoroughly chewing a handful of dry fennel seeds after eating can facilitate good digestion. These are usually available in Indian restaurants the way mints are up for grabs in many western eateries. But you can have them on hand at home cheaply. Some swear by fennel tea for indigestion.

(3) Ginger and coriander aid digestion. Ginger powder or ground ginger root can be used as a spice. Ginger tea or capsules soothes many digestive disorders or upset stomachs from motion sickness or other causes.

Coriander seeds or powders are used in Indian and Chinese cuisine. Their additions are great for promoting good digestion. Using the coriander anti-inflammatory plant leaves, commonly known as cilantro, helps remove heavy metals from your system. (https://www.naturalnews.com/035741_heavy_metals_cilantro_detox.html)

(4) Fermented foods contain naturally produced probiotic beneficial bacteria. They should be eaten often. They include sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, pickles, aged cheese, “live” yogurts, and fresh sourdough bread baked without bromine and without preservatives.

Making your own milk or water kefir helps you maintain the proper beneficial to pathogenic balance of 85 to 15 in your gut. (https://www.naturalnews.com/036419_probiotics_immunity_bacteria.html)

Reversing or reducing this optimum ratio leads to Candida overgrowth and a plethora of weird symptoms too difficult to diagnose for most MDs.

Less sugar and fewer refined carbs in your diet will also help maintain that intestinal flora balance. Avoid antibiotics. Be prepared to take heavy doses of probiotic supplements if you’re forced into antibiotic use.

Eliminate restless leg syndrome with home remedies and natural treatments

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) affects approximately 10 percent of the populace, with onset commonly occurring among woman in their 50s. RLS involves moving the legs constantly — seeking relief from pains, twitching, burning, crawling, tingling and unease — all made worse when you’re lying still in bed.

There is no known conventional treatment for restless leg syndrome; however, certain home remedies and alternative treatments often provide relief.

Homeopathic remedies

Rhus tox: People needing Rhus tox often experience joint and muscle pain with stiffness. The person may be extremely restless, anxious, suspicious and depressed — symptoms being worse at night and when lying still, forcing the individual to move to obtain relief. Continued motion, heat and rubbing bring relief, making this one of the first remedies to think of for RLS.

Tarantula hispanica: People needing this remedy are often excessively restless, over-stimulated, rageful and impatient. RLS symptoms often include twitching, numbness and jerking; and are made better by exaggerated movement, dancing, music, pressure and rubbing.

Zincum metallicum: The person needing Zincum often has involuntary movement of the legs accompanied by mental and physical fatigue. There may be twitching of the feet with trembling and a need to move the legs and feet constantly. The symptoms worsen from exhaustion, noise, touch and drinking alcohol; and are better with warmth and pressure.

Phosphorus: The individual needing this remedy may have cramping, numbness, stiffness and jerking of the toes and feet. Symptoms improve when the individual lays on the right side. The person is often mild-mannered, insecure, prefers company and is thirsty for large quantities of icy cold water.

Magnesia carbonica: Legs and feet often feel tired, achy and restless — especially noticeable after sitting in one position for many hours. There may be cramps and pains in the lower legs with weakness of the calves and jerking motions. The restless leg symptoms are made worse by changes in the weather and getting warm in bed.

Causticum: Restless legs at night are often accompanied by paralytic numbness and arthritic or rheumatic pains. There may also be tearing pains in the knees and ankles with cracking noises.

Arsenicum album: The person needing this remedy is generally afraid of being alone, chilly, anxious and restless in general. There is a feeling of uneasiness in the legs and they can’t lay still at night, feeling the need to continually move the legs. There may be leg cramps in the calves. The person is often thirsty for cold water and craves company.

Home remedies and treatments

· Stretching and walking exercise leg muscles
· Drink 1/4 cup of tonic water with quinine before bed; the quinine settles the nervous system providing relief
· Add black strap molasses to your diet. High in iron, it helps relieve RLS.
· Warm soaks in the tub before bedtime with Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, or baking soda
· Add foods rich in magnesium to your diet or take magnesium supplements to help reduce cramping
· Use hot and cold therapy to reduce cramping
· Implement relaxation techniques
· Add vitamins to your diet, especially iron — but only after speaking to your doctor and having a blood test for iron levels
· Have frequent massages to low back and legs
· Visit an acupuncturist, who may be able to help relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome
· Reduce or eliminate caffeine consumption
· Use herbal relaxants — try chamomile tea, valerian, kava, mucuna pruriens
· Take B vitamins
· Wear socks to bed to keep feet warm and protected
· Check your medication to be sure RLS is not a side-effect

Seven spices, food medicines and home remedies that could save your life

Lifesaving foods

What does vibrant health actually look like, and how can an individual accurately assess his own quality of life? These are some of the questions that an increasing number of Americans are now asking as they witness a cascade of ill health sweep the nation in the form of allergies, autoimmune disease, neurological problems, developmental disorders, and chronic illness. But the answers to these important questions have to be experienced in order to be fully understood, and the only way to experience them is to actually live them.

Here are seven spices, food medicines and home remedies that can not only help you experience a dramatic and noticeable health renewal, but may also end up saving your life later on down the road:

1) Turmeric. This extraordinary member of the ginger family has not been dubbed the “king of all spices” for no reason. Both the short and long-term health benefits of turmeric make it a “superfood” of the highest order, offering support for bone, joint, skin, immune, digestive, circulatory, and neurological health. Rich in disease-fighting curcuminoids, turmeric is virtually unmatched when it comes to providing both immediate and perpetual relief from a variety of ailments. Turmeric has even been shown to help prevent and treat cancer, which is a leading cause of death today.

“Extensive research over the past five decades has indicated that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) reduces blood cholesterol levels, prevents low-density lipoprotein oxidation, inhibits platelet aggregation, suppresses thrombosis and myocardial infarction, suppresses symptoms associated with Type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease; inhibits HIV replication, suppresses tumor formation, enhances wound healing, protects against liver injury, increases bile secretion, protects against cataract formation, and protects against pulmonary toxicity and fibrosis,” explains a comprehensive analysis on the benefits of turmeric. (http://www.wellnessresources.com)

2) Natural sunlight (vitamin D). There is virtually no other nutrient more suitable, or easily obtained, for achieving vibrant health than vitamin D. Ample research has established that vitamin D, which is naturally produced in the body as a response to sunlight and ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure, is critical for preventing cardiovascular illness, diabetes, endocrine disorders, infections, organ failure, mental health problems, neurological conditions, and skin disease.

The Vitamin D Council has a wealth of information about the health benefits of vitamin D and its importance in promoting longevity. You can learn more about it, including whether or not you and your family are vitamin D deficient, by visiting: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

3) Almonds. The most nutritionally-dense nut known to man, almonds are a powerhouse of nutrition that can provide immediate and lasting relief from pain and other conditions. A rich source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E, and iron, almonds help regulate cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and promote healthy weight loss. Likewise, eating a handful of raw almonds every day can not only help ward off long-term health conditions like heart disease, but also provide instant relief for digestive discomfort, inflammation, and even headaches. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22296169)

4) Camu camu. The densest known plant-based source of vitamin C, camu camu is a phenomenal superfood that just might be the world’s most nutrient-dense fruit. With roughly 50 times more vitamin C per volume than oranges, camu camu berries provide solid protection for your central nervous system, which is responsible for regulating the function of your brain, eyes, lungs, muscles, and heart. Eating camu camu berries or powder regularly can also help you avoid developing dementia, and protect your body against bacterial and viral infections.
(https://www.naturalnews.com/report_camu_camu_0.html)

5) Clean water. Because your body is constantly being bombarded with toxic chemicals, both from environmental and food sources, clean water is essential for maintaining a healthy internal ecosystem. Many common health conditions are aggravated and even caused by dehydration, and potentially millions of people needlessly take pharmaceutical drugs for conditions resulting from a lack of clean, fluoride-free water. Simply drinking more water, in other words, will help you stay healthy and disease-free.

6) Cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and the many other members of the cruciferous vegetable family are sulfur-rich foods that help fight systemic inflammation, which is a primary cause of chronic illness today. Regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables, which also contain high levels of an anti-cancer nutrient known as sulforaphane, can help detoxify your gastrointestinal tract and promote the growth and repair of bodily tissues. (https://www.naturalnews.com/cruciferous_vegetables.html)

7) Garlic. The health benefits of garlic are numerous, which is why this common herb often makes an appearance as one of the most beneficial herbs for promoting health and wellness. Rich in a medicinal compound known as allicin, garlic has the potential to revolutionize your health, as it can help effectively prevent colds and flu and reduce the risk of cancer, among many other benefits. Fresh garlic is especially beneficial for wellness, as it contains the highest levels of therapeutic allicin.

The 8 best herbal home remedies to fight Avian flu or bird flu virus

Avian flu

Avian, or bird flu virus, was confined primarily to birds, mostly chickens, up to the 1990s. Until then it was not considered a health threat to humans. Early cases in humans emerged in Hong Kong in 1997. Although the original bird flu was a rare strain, individuals may still be susceptible to another contagious avian flu epidemic. Why? A new bird flu pandemic has arisen in China including the original strain, now intensified with additional pathogens. There are no conventional treatments for avian flu; however herbs and home remedies protect against the flu and speed recovery in those who become ill.

Astragalus

Used in China for centuries, astragulus is an immune-enhancing herb that strengthens the body. It supports the bone marrow by increasing the production of interferon and building disease-fighting blood cells enabling an individual to resist and fight the bird flu virus.

Echinacea

The traditional herbal cure for flu is Echinacea. Used by herbalists for centuries as a blood purifier and immune system stimulant, echinacea is an herbal star for strengthening the system. Echinacea is most effective when taken in liquid extract form.

Garlic

Garlic is a potent natural medicine with outstanding ability to protect against and fight the flu. It is respected by herbalists and Chinese medical doctors and has been used for centuries for its anti-viral and antibiotic characteristics. Garlic is most potent when crushed first and then eaten raw or made into tea.

Forsythia and Honeysuckle

Forsythia and honeysuckle, two herbs frequently used in Chinese medicine, are often mixed with lemon balm, to make a soothing tea that helps ward off avian flu. All three herbs possess strong antiviral properties, and combining them into a tea increases their efficacy.

Turmeric

The compound curcumin, from turmeric, is anti-inflammatory and relieves fever while reducing some of the lethal effects of the bird flu cytokine storm. This is a biological event expressed by an out-of-balance immune system. It involves certain inflammatory agents that become heightened during the bird flu, and persist in stimulating additional increases in similar immuno-agents; The compounding of one-upon-the-other of these inflammatory agents creates tremendous health risks, furthering the avian flu inflammation.

Blue Green Dragon

This potent Chinese herbal formula is highly effective against bird flu virus and is a combination of eight traditional herbs, each with the ability to strengthen the immune system in its own way. One of the main herbs present is Ma Huang or Ephedra, who’s main action dilates the body’s pores allowing sweating, which encourages the release of toxins. See below for NaturalNews article discussing Blue Green Dragon formula. Ma Huang has been banned in the U.S. by the FDA; however, there are other herbs and supplements that have similar action and can be taken along with the remaining Blue Green Dragon formula maintaining its efficacy. Both cayenne pepper and the B-vitamin niacin dilate surface capillaries in the skin, opening pores and causing sweating.

Olive Leaf Extract

Both antibacterial and anti-viral, olive leaf extract is a strong immune system enhancer, supporting the blood and lymphatic systems to fight bird flu.

Oil of Oregano

An essential oil whose germ-killing properties are reported to be as potent as those of most antibiotics, oil of oregano is also considered an effective antiviral treatment for beating avian flu.

Seven home remedies for a sore throat

Home remedies

A Sore throat is one of the most common conditions affecting people from all walks of life. Making basic activities such as talking and swallowing difficult, it is a major annoyance to say the least. This involves the swelling of the pharynx caused by factors such as bacterial infection, allergies, and acid reflux. If you have a sore throat, you may want to deal with it immediately. Here are some home remedies you can use for treating sore throat.

Home remedies for a sore throat

Decongestants. Oftentimes, all you need is to make things clear for your nose. Remember that the nasal and oral cavities are connected to each other, and if one area is not right, it will affect the other. Using decongestants such as pseudoephedrine and saline nasal spray will provide immediate relief for your sore throat as well as your breathing.

Rest. A sore throat is sometimes caused by fatigue. If that is the case, it might be best to get yourself some rest. Not only does it ease the pressure on your throat to work hard, but it also provides you with more energy to combat an infection.

Gargling. Particular gargles are effective in providing both immediate and lasting relief for your sore throat. Among the most effective gargles you can use for treating a sore throat include raspberry tea, sage, warm saltwater, and mouthwash.

Create cure concoctions. Particular mixes are known to be very effective in treating sore throat. One of the most effective mixes around is a honey-cider vinegar mix. Another is using a mix based on horseradish and cloves. You’ll be surprised at how these mixes can get your throat back to tiptop shape.

Citrus fruits. Citrus has a remarkable effect on those who are suffering from a bad throat. Not only do these fruits have a natural antimicrobial effect, but they are also rich in vitamin C that can boost immunity. Lemon and lime are two of the best citrus fruits you can use for these conditions.

Analgesics. Particular analgesics are effective in providing relief for a sore throat. While some precaution (and some doctor’s advice) is a must before taking these, analgesics such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen are known to provide impressive sore throat relief.

Eat something warm and cold. Both temperatures can have a unique effect for the throat. Eating something cold can soothe the itching caused by sore throat. Meanwhile, eating something warm improves blood circulation around the throat. Of course, avoid using foods that contain ingredients that can further irritate the throat.

Those are just some of the most effective remedies you can use for your sore throat, and the best part is you don’t even have to leave home and see a doctor to use them.