Disease free

December's issue of Readers' Digest whets our appetites for their new book, Disease Free.

Those who love porridge take heart. Two servings of oats can reduce harmful cholestrol in your blood by 3% 

Washing out your nose regularly with saline (salt water) can reduce the intensity of an allergic attack and prevent viral infections. Ask your pharmacist as there is a very good product you can use if you don't want to sniff up salt water. (You would need to take care not to put too much salt in the water.)