Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sore throat's natural remedies.

When you have a sore throat, It is one of the signs that there is something going wrong internally with your body. It is one of your body's first defense lines, So you do want to make sure that you are taking care of your self during that time, and just not letting it go. Now soothing that sore throat as you know there are so many over the counter products that you can use. Even natural cough drops that can help, But there's a limit to how many times that you can take them per day. because of the some of the products that are getting in to your system.

Some things that you can do naturally at home however, is using a warm salt water gargle, and yes warm, because what's that going to do is that it's going to open the pores and allow that salt to naturally get into the system a little bit easier, and that's going to help kill any bacteria that's back there, as well as an addition to that you can use zinc lozenges or if you can make a zinc gargle as well. Can help significantly soothe that, but also instead of soothing, they're treating the actual problem.

If you just want the relief from it, If you want you may use warm tea with hone in it, and maybe a little bit of lemon can be good to health as well.The tea's that are very natural and helpful in with your sore throat are, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow and calendula with white willow bark and you can add honey with that, just don't use honey with child underage. ANd a pinch of cayenne pepper would also be nice to be added with those teas.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Coconut Oil for your hair.

Well for those people who are still asking does coconut oil has benefits for the hair? And can you get some improvement from this? Then you may want to read this.. Because it really does. Actually that is one of the traditional use in the tropics and the Indians and in these places they put it in their hair and it helps with the hair health.

There was actually studies on this, Compared coconut oil to other kinds of oil, on hair health and the coconut oil is superior to these other oils, and it is because again in the medium chain fatty acids, having an affect on the hair shaft, makes it healthier. So the coconut oil acts like a conditioner, you put it in and you let it sit for a few minutes. It could be 15 minutes to half an hour and then you wash it out.

Another benefit of doing this, and using the coconut oil to your hair is that it get rids of dandruff. It's an excellent anti dandruff product as well, without drying your scalp of course. Another way of using this is to put some amount in your hand and smooth that on your fingers, then give yourself a massage with it, You can massage your scalp in circular motion for a bout 5 minutes all around your scalp with the coconut oil.Again in scientific studies, it was proven that oil can deeply penetrate in the hair shaft, then after 5 minutes put some amount of oil again in your hand, remember that you don't need a lot of oil to do this. then just work it around the hair., Then tie your hair up, and rinse it the next morning. Remember to do this at night before you sleep. And twice a week is fine.. So there, a simple yet practical way of leaving your hair healthy, it shines.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Pomegranate: A super fruit!

why pomegranate is a super fruit? Now some people are are not used to eating this fruit, for some they just haven't tried one. But for those who haven't you have to put this on your grocery list this weekend, your missing a lot!

pomegranate is packed with anti-oxidants, It is very high in Vitamin C, Polyphenols, Ellagic acid and Resveratrol. One thing that make this super fruit a super is the Ellagic Acid, It is a naturally occuring polyphenolic constituent found in fruits and nuts, such as apple, blueberry, walnut and of course pomegranate. It has the ability to inhibit mutations within a cell's DNA.

This means it helps prevents cancer from ever getting started, It is also know as cancer inhibitor, which has the ability to cause apoptosis or normal cell death in cancer cells.And there even studies shows that pomegranate helps lower LDL oxidation as much as 90%, some studies also shows that it also help improves blood flow,

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Having lactose Intolerance.

Ok so before we go further, what exactly is lactose intolerance? Is that your body is unable to digest the sugar in milk, called lactose, this is due to the lack of enzyme lactase, that is usually found in your intestine that digest that sugar, so when people have lactose intolerance when they do have things like milk or milk products and yogurt and things like that, and it causes a lot of nausea, cramps, gas, and indigestion. it's not uncommon to have lactose intolerance.

So if you think that you have lactose intolerance, you probably need to avoid plain milk, a good substitute could be something like soy milk, my children love the soy milk, there's also the rice milk, they don't have lactose in them. Another tip is that you have to make sure that you choose calcium rich foods that are non-dairy or non-animal like of that broccoli, green leafy vegetables,pinto beans, and enriched orange juice because they have added calcium as well that you might be lacking from not having milk products. Another thing is that make sure that you get 2 to 4 servings of calcium-rich foods a day, Now if you know that you are going to eat lactose in some form, you can try taking something that you can buy at the drugstore called Lactase, basically you ingest the enzyme in a pill form before you eat the lactose, it helps reduce the symptoms of cramping, and gassing and all.

If you think you are lactose intolerance, don't feel bad like what i mentioned earlier this is not uncommon. You can still have the good healthy lifestyle without the pain.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Child Care & First Aid : How to Treat a Cough

Just a short video to help all those mom with their children... have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A good laugh a day, goes a long way.

We all love to have a good laugh, And we all know that laughing does makes us feel better, but now scientist have proven that the hearty jiggly of the belly can be good for your heart. Scientists has tested the blood vessels of 20 healthy patients after they watch a comedy and a drama and found out that laughing dramatically improve the working of the endothelial the lining of the blood vessels they dilated or open up better.

the blood flow improved 22%, the reverse was through of the drama, the blood vessels were constricted or clamp down, blood flow decreased 35%. Mental stress maybe associated with increase likelihood of heart disease and heart attacks. There is likely a stronger mind and heart connection, maybe you don't need to be a stand up comic, but the researchers now say that 15 minute of laughter a day goes a long way towards a good health.

The good thing about laughter is if you do it daily, There's going to be a lot less wear and tear, and you don't have to worry about heart breaking. So just like those who don't exercise or don't eat a good diet Perhaps the jokes have been than those of us who haven't taken the time t have a good chuckle.

So if life has been stressing you too much, try to watch a funny movie or shows and have a good laugh. It's not that hard, really! LOL!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Why not fast food?

Energy-dense foods, such as fast food (picture...Image via Wikipedia

Well, Most of us knows that the physical health affects our mental health, I think you probably are aware that fast food has extremely high amount of calories, high in fat as well as sodium and carbohydrates than protein, vitamins and minerals, So if somebody is constantly eating those fast food, they'll going to be getting all those extra energy fuel for their body except that it's not going to have the vitamins and minerals that the body need.

So if you are consuming fast food on a daily basis, maybe not everyday but maybe every other day. You are still be getting high amount of calories with really low nutrients, so now your body is constantly needing the nutrients that you are not getting from the food, so I think that it contributes to food cravings, basically a food craving is your body wanting and saying that he needs those nutrients, so you are always hungry and always looking for food. and you may eat a meal and shortly after that you are hungry again and so you are looking forward for another meal.

now remember all those energy you get when you eat at fast food, in just few days of eating them constantly, You will now feel irritable, grumpy i must say. You may have that energy back if you eat again, but it will soon fade away, the fast food really does makes you fat and not getting any food nutrients that we need. So this maybe hard but this must be stop. Maybe once in a while is ok, but everyday? or every other day? think again. So when you are hungry why not grab something healthy.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What you should know about boils.

Boils was one of the skin problems that most people just take for granted, and sometime has no idea what are the causes why they have it and stuffs like that.

Boils are painful puss-filled lumps under the skin that caused when bacteria infect and inflamed one or more hair follicles, These boils usually starts as tender red lumps They quickly filled with puss, getting larger and more painful until they rapture and drain. Although some boils disappears a few days after they occur, Most take up to two weeks to heal up.

They can occur anywhere on the skin, especially on the face, on the neck, in the armpits, on their buttocks or thighs, in hair baring areas where you more likely to sweat, or have a friction, sometimes these boils occurs in clusters, that we call carbuncles.Any one can develop these but people who have poor general health, diabetes, a suppressed immune system, or acne or other skin problems are in increase risk, you more likely suffer complications if spreading infection including blood poison including MRSA.

Usually you can care for a single boil yourself. all you need to do is to apply a warm wash cloth or compress after soaking in warm salt water, It's very effective you can do this for at least 10 minutes every few hours and gently wash the boil 2 or 3 times a day, After washing you can apply over the counter antibiotic and covered with bandage, never squeeze the boil because this can spread infection, you need to wash your hands thoroughly after you treated the boil to prevent the spread to other areas of the body, but you do need to see your doctor if you have a boil that is on your face or on your spine, or if you have a boil that worsen rapidly or it was very painful, boils that are very large or haven't healed in two weeks, or accompanied by fever, also you are needed to be examine by a doctor if you get frequent boils that's another reason to see your doctor.

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