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You may need a low-FODMAP diet GB Bloating can be a painful and uncomfortable symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Please first make sure that you exclude all other related issues by visiting your GP, doctor and/or gastroenterologist and get a diagnosis. If you do have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a low-FODMAP diet may alleviate symptoms and offer some comfort. Please beware that this is not a fad diet, a weight-loss diet or any other of panacea. A low-FODMAP diet is a clinical diet that should only be followed under the supervision of a registered dietitian that has received this specialist training. The link between foods and digestive disorders or upset stomach is well recognised, and there is a good chance that FODMAPs – small carbohydrates in certain foods – are the culprit. A low FODMAP diet, or FODMAP elimination diet, refers to a temporary eating pattern that has a very low amount of food compounds called FODMAPs – it stands for: Fermentable – meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel; Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These molecules are made up of individual sugars joined together in a chain; Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule; Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single sugar molecule; and Polyols – these are sugar alcohols (however, they don’t lead to intoxication!) Those saccharides and polyols are short-chain carbohydrates that, if poorly digested, ferment in the lower part of your large intestine (bowel). This fermentation process draws in water and produces carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and/or methane gas that causes the intestine to stretch and expand. The result is strong pain, bloating, visible abdominal distension and other related symptoms. #<Category:0x00555fb9a80cf0> Show Edit Destroy
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PartySmart pills for a hangover Delhi IN So I went to a wedding recently where the bride and groom did us all a solid and gifting us with little hangover kits! Inside the little mesh bag were plasters, gum, the usual stuff, and then these babies – PartySmart Capsules by Himalaya Wellness. These pills relieve the pounding headache, migraine and nausea, basically all the after-effects, of alcohol. the best part was that you could take it BEFORE you even drank, so that you could think (placebo effect?) that you were already on the road to recovery before your first glass of wine. It's also a herbal remedy for hangover so maybe that makes a difference, but fine print, it doesn't totally erase a hangover it just helps you with the symptoms. #<Category:0x00555fb93daae0> Show Edit Destroy
ENO fruit salt to get rid of hangover London GB ENO fruit salt works kind of like Berocca as it's an effervescent – but the best thing for me is that it's gentle on the stomach. I get tummy aches really easily (so having a hangover in the first place can be awful!) but I found that this product is a great way to get rid of a hangover fast at home. My friend brought it on holiday with her last year and ever since I tried it there (desperately needed something to help ease the headache and nausea and acidity in the tummy!) it's worked well for me, so maybe it will for you too. They also come in small individual sachets so you don't have to pack tons of big tubes. This is for people who like a quick-fix for sure! But as always make sure that you ask a doctor before taking anythin gif you're pregnant or have any issues. #<Category:0x00555fb95c59e0> Show Edit Destroy
Homemade Dandruff Remover GB This tip definitely got rid of my dandruff. I’ve done it every time I felt like I had dandruff and it worked, so maybe it will for you too. #<Category:0x00555fb969f230> Show Edit Destroy
Be Mindful and Present to help control anxious feelings US Using mindfulness techniques, like breathing exercises, feeling your feet, or looking at colors helps keep you in the present moment. When you focus on what is happening right now, you are unable to think about the past or worry about the future. Being in the present moment greatly reduces your anxiety because your mind is no longer involved in a ton of chatter. Breathing exercises can also help slow your heart rate. #<Category:0x00555fb9647418> Show Edit Destroy
Take it back to Why? GB When struggling with lack of motivation take it back to the “Why”. #<Category:0x00555fb8c54398> Show Edit Destroy
Dipstick For Your Heart US You may be asking why a Cardiologist is curious about erectile dysfunction (ED). Although ED has several causes, it's important to realize that similar to how blockages in the arteries that supply the heart can cause heart attacks, blockages in the arteries of the penis can lead to ED. The reverse is also true, which is why it's important to recognize ED if you have it. Difficulty getting or maintaining erections could be a sign of increased risk of heart disease. Furthermore, it often times presents far before a heart attack, which is why I consider it a dipstick for what's going on with the heart. If you think you have ED, you'll want to speak to your doctor to make sure you identify the cause as early as possible. Here are the questions you should think about to help your doctor: #<Category:0x00555fb9c297c8> Show Edit Destroy
Write a Letter / Journal US Sometimes we find ourselves in conflicts with others where having a conversation isn't always the best solution. I have found writing a letter to this person saying exactly what I need to say can be absolutely freeing. I also will write what I need to hear from that person. The actual motion of writing helps to literally get these feelings out of my body and I can fully let go. At the end of the day, holding onto anger is hurting ourselves. Writing is a way to resolve the conflict for yourself and move you to a better place without having to visit old wounds with someone. #<Category:0x00555fb90ee098> Show Edit Destroy
Fiber is Your Friend in your weight loss journey US With so many diets out there, how can anyone possibly choose which one is right for them. When my patients ask me about various diets, I always take a step back and ask about their current habits regarding food. It's human nature to down-play your calorie intake, but the only person you'd be letting down is yourself. Regarding all the recommendations to read nutrition labels, calculate percentages of calories from fat versus carbohydrates vs protein and so on is setting you up for failure. Who has time to do all of that by themselves? Not me! Other than counting calories, the one recommendation I have for them is to look at the fiber content of foods. That's just one number instead of a label. Fiber is one of the things in food that fills you up. Since it doesn't dissolve during digestion, it stays in the gut. What this means on the back-end (no pun intended), is that it ends up in your feces. To summarize, it fills you up and doesn't "cost" any calories. Foods that have a lot of fiber in them are in general: fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. High carbohydrate foods such as white bread and pasta generally don't have a high fiber content. The one number you'll want to remember is 35 grams per day. That should be your goal. If you eat over 35 grams of fiber per day, you'll likely not only be eating healthier since high-fiber foods tend to be healthier, but you'll also likely be eating less since fiber will fill you up. #<Category:0x00555fb9cd3660> Show Edit Destroy
Learn the role Exercise can play in reducing your anxiety US It has been proven that exercising reduces stress and anxiety. The key is to create a consistent exercise routine that you enjoy. Exercising does not have to take hours and it doesn't have to end with you drenched in sweat. The goal is to get your heart rate up and move your body. Some great forms of exercising include yoga, weight lifting, rollerblading, riding a bike, hiking, going for a walk, going for a run, jumping rope, hula hooping, jumping on a trampoline, swimming, pilates, barre, and other fitness classes. #<Category:0x00555fb9e13a48> Show Edit Destroy
Lots of fluid and sleep London GB Make sure you drink lots of fluids, not caffeine, and get lots of sleep and relax #<Category:0x00555fb9f1d128> Show Edit Destroy
Don't Skip a Beat! US Does your heart feel like it skips a beat sometimes? Do you feel like your heart races? The symptom of feeling your heart beating inside your chest is called palpitations and is very common. It doesn't always mean a serious problem, but sometimes can. Often times if people have palpitations, they notice it more when they're relaxing in a quiet space without many distractions such as when they're trying to go to sleep. If you have other health problems though, you should talk to your doctor about next steps. Here are some first steps you can take: #<Category:0x00555fb9ef2f18> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Foods that Serve You US Our gut is often considered our second brain. The foods we are eating have a direct impact on our gut microbiome and on our moods. There are certain foods that actually make anxiety worse, like caffeine and sugar. There are also foods that help our anxiety, like chamomile. Being aware of what you are eating is essential to determining if what you are feeling is anxiety or a by-product of the foods you are eating. Each person's body is different and not all foods work for everyone. By figuring out what foods your body enjoys, we can figure out how to eat in a way that makes you feel good all the time. Food plays a crucial role when it comes to your emotional and physical health. #<Category:0x00555fb99eb970> Show Edit Destroy
DIY Makeup Highlighter Cream at Home Easy Tutorial in Urdu Hindi PK Hi in today's video am going to share an amazing secret.Yes, am going to share makeup hack.DIY/Homemade highlighter with simple easy steps,no side effect at all.Follow me how to make your DIY/Homemade highlighter. #<Category:0x00555fb6679790> Show Edit Destroy
Calories in, Calories Out US When it comes to weight loss, it can be a tricky issue. It's important to realize that not all weight loss is healthy and neither are all people with a normal body mass index (BMI). However, being overweight (BMI of 25-29.9) or obese (BMI greater than 30) is associated with heart disease. There are lots of diets out there, but to simplify everything, it comes down to your body's calorie balance. Everyone's baseline metabolism, or how much energy one burns at rest, is different. That said, the amount of calories each individual needs varies from person to person. You know your body better than anyone else... you just have to turn that knowledge into action! Here are some steps #<Category:0x00555fb91f2688> Show Edit Destroy
Cold Feet? US Do you have cold feet? Your body is great at regulating how much blood goes where, but sometimes, poor circulation can mean more than just... well, cold feet. While it can be a normal response to being cold, it can also be a sign of poor circulation. To break this down even further, it could indicate something called peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. PAD is the disease of blockages in the arteries that lead to the limbs, most often the legs. Similar to how blockages in the arteries of the heart can lead to heart attacks, blockages in the arteries in the legs can lead to other problems: increased risk of infection, ulcers, numbness, tingling, or if it gets very bad, even result in limb amputation. Signs and symptoms of PAD can include pain, numbness, tingling, pale skin, and ulcers. More often than not, PAD occurs when other cardiovascular risk factors are present such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and in particular, smoking. Want to figure out if your cold feet are from PAD? #<Category:0x00555fb8c5c4f8> Show Edit Destroy
How journaling can help boost your confidence London GB What do Simon Cowell, Brad Pitt, Serena Williams and Oprah have in common? They have all created daily rituals to help them feel centred and help them to be on top of their game. And the daily rituals don't necessarily have to be the same for everyone! Simon Cowell climbs trees, Serena Williams bounces the ball exactly five times before every serve, Brad Pitt wears a shark tooth necklace and Oprah meditates every day. to help you overcome stress and boost your personal happiness you can start to cultivate your own practice. To get you on your way, how about journaling to really help you dig deep and discover how to boost your self-esteem and confidence? #<Category:0x00555fb9dea300> Show Edit Destroy
A night-time ritual that can help you increase positive vibes London GB Rituals are conscious, intentional actions you chose to make habitual because they improve your life. You can incorporate any or all of them into your own personal, everyday routine to create a life that is truly rich and rewarding. When you don’t create time for yourself, your attitude and your overall sense of well – being suffers. You are your most valuable asset! Here's how to create healthy daily routines to help make you feel happier every day. #<Category:0x00555fb9dd8128> Show Edit Destroy
Electrolytes for Exercise Recovery US Do you know what electrolytes are and why we need them? You’ve heard all the push to drink sports drinks to replenish these said electrolytes. But do we really need specialty drinks to get the job done? First off, here’s a little information on what we’re talking about here. Electrolytes are actually minerals in your blood and other bodily fluids that carry a charge (positive or negative). Examples include Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Chloride. They affect how much water is in your body (Sodium), your muscle contraction (think Calcium and Magnesium), how your heart functions (another muscle – think Sodium and Potassium), and important body processes such as respiration and sweating. All these processes are kept within a small range in order for our bodies to maintain homeostasis (or balance). When it comes to exercise and sports, you know about sweating and this is the premise on which sports drinks are marketed. Replacing electrolytes is important. But, do you need to do that with one of these drinks? Here’s my answer to that question. No! And here’s why: First of all, if you’re a 5 year old that “played” 45 minutes of soccer, you don’t need to replenish electrolytes because the game is not that intense. Staying hydrated is important, of course. So, the idea of bringing these sports drinks for an after game/practice treat is really unnecessary. Even for adults who are doing normal, moderate to intense exercise for an hour or less, don’t really need these types of drinks. You can get by with a re-hydrating with plain or mineral water and you’re good. On the other hand, if you are training for a marathon, triathlon or some other endurance sport, or exercising intensely, you will need something more help maintain electrolyte balance. For most of us, however, drinking water before, during and after exercise and eating healthy foods (which contain these minerals mentioned above) is all you need to balance your electrolytes. The nutrition in these sports drinks is not so nutritious. The ingredients in popular electrolyte drinks are not that much different than drinking any other soft drink. They do contain some potassium and sodium but there is also a lot of sugar (sucrose, or table sugar) and artificial stuff, too. They have 21 grams of sucrose per serving which equates to about 5 teaspoons of table sugar. I’m guessing most people would be against giving their kids a dose of sweet like that in one shot! Some of them even have artificial sweeteners in them. With this rationale, the sodium in a diet soda would do the same thing as these drinks but the cool artificial colors and flavors are the product of fabulous marketing, especially targeted to our kids. The terms electrolytes and the popular "electrolyte" drinks are almost synonymous. So, what do you do? Follow the steps below or try this easy, on-the-go electrolyte supplement. In addition to sodium, magnesium, chloride, and potassium, it contains taurine for blood pressure support and D-Ribose for heart function, exercise recovery and energy production. It can be used after excessive sweating as well as to improve symptoms after excessive diarrhea or vomiting. The is a much better alternative to those pediatric electrolyte replacements. This can be taken in 2 ways: 1) mix 2 teaspoons in 10-12 ounces water per day, or 2) mix as in #1 and put in popsicle forms and freeze. This has a lemon flavor. #<Category:0x00555fb8e95bc0> Show Edit Destroy
How you can use Gratitude to boost your happiness GB To make me feel happy and to regularly practice gratitude, I have recently adopted this technique. As I climb into bed in the evening, I write down in my journal the 3 things I am most grateful for that happened to me that day. It helps me to focus on the positives, no matter how small they are. It's also a great way of turning around and reframing a rubbish day. I also write down the 3 things I am most looking forward to the following day. This helps my mind to think of the next day through a positive lens before I go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb9d42218> Show Edit Destroy
A morning elixir to boost your happiness GB Daily habits can change everything. A morning ritual of making an elixir can help boost your immune system, concentration levels, memory and boost your happiness at the same time. starting each and every day on the right foot has been shown to improve people's moods and elevate energy levels across the board. #<Category:0x00555fb9d2aac8> Show Edit Destroy
3 Things To Do For Skin Health US Did you know? You cells should contain about 72% water but, on average, our cells only contain about 54% water? Did you know that collagen, an important protein in your skin, makes up about 30% of our bodies and 75% of THAT is found in your skin? Skin nutrition is VERY important!! Here are some foods to help boost nutrition for your skin and help prevent the onset of wrinkles. #<Category:0x00555fb9c18428> Show Edit Destroy
A morning routine to help you start your day happy London GB Starting off every day with a simple, quick and easy yoga ritual and mantra can give you positive effects long-term. You'll begin to really become self-aware, confident and happy most of all. Here's a simple way to begin to boost your happiness and energy: #<Category:0x00555fb9c087f8> Show Edit Destroy
Nutrients for Managing Stress US In order to manage stress at the biochemical level or the root cause, we need to make sure we're getting the proper nutrients. When we are under stress - whether good or bad - our bodies can't tell the difference and use up a ton of Vitamin C and the B vitamins from our food or body stores. Therefore, we need to make sure we are eating a clean and nutrient-dense diet to ensure we are getting adequate levels of these micronutrients - the vitamins mentioned above. When we are dealing with a lot of stress due to illness, a new job, a loss, or planning a wedding, it can also be beneficial to utilize supplemental nutrition in order to protect our bodies from stress. However, not all supplements are created equal. It is important to make sure you're getting good-quality, synergistically formulated, and efficacious supplements from someone qualified to order and recommend them. #<Category:0x00555fb9bea550> Show Edit Destroy
Suck and Chew Sage for Aching Tooth Pain Vaud CH Whether you have a wisdom tooth coming out, or accidentally cut yourself in your mouth, tooth aches and pain can be really annoying and cause more symptoms like headaches. But the good news is that there are go-to natural solutions t help with the throbbing and pain. Sage has been known all around the world as a soothing herb and using it in this way can get rid of tooth pain fast thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. My mother gave us sage to chew on when we were little to help ease the pain, throbbing and discomfort of tooth aches or when our teeth were coming out, so this herb can play an important role in your dental routine. Sage can be used as an effective mouthwash to treat gum disease, throat infections, tooth pain and cankers. If you are struggling with cankers, you can try gargling or drinking strong sage tea or freeze fresh sage into ice cubes the suck on them for effective tooth pain relief. It really is easy and multi-purpose! This tends to be better for mild tooth pain. If it is extreme consider additional remedies. #<Category:0x00555fb971bb50> Show Edit Destroy
7 confidence-boosting tips you need to know London GB Change the messages you tell yourself and start giving yourself permission to be the star you are. This is not a magic formula – your inner voice is the most important voice in your life. You have to make it happen. IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE! Here are 7 mindful tips to help you boost your confidence levels and self-esteem naturally. #<Category:0x00555fb96fff68> Show Edit Destroy
Dry brush to say goodbye to winter skin GB As the weather turns colder, our skin can suffer with dryness, thanks to lack of moisture in the air, cold wine and central heating. All of this causes our skin to look flaky as it feels dry and tight. Legs in particular seem to take on a reptilian appearance long before the first snowfall! Dry brushing before you shower or take a bath can help exfoliate and soften your skin and even prep it for the warmer months of spring and summer. Dry brushing also stimulates our blood and lymph circulation, which helps move nutrients more efficiently while removing toxins from the body. #<Category:0x00555fb96ec7b0> Show Edit Destroy
Lucas' Papaw Ointment is AMAZING for minor burns Brisbane AU This stuff is honestly amazing. Growing up in Australia, my mother swore by Lucas' Papaw Ointment for pretty much everything! From sunburn (like I praised in my other tip) to basic burns like accidentally scalding yourself with hot water or burning yourself touching the oven or something, Lucas Papaw Ointment has anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties that can help soothe and cool down the burnt area really fast. It's one of my favourite go-to products to help with burns, cuts, scrapes, sunburn, skin rashes, heat rashes etc - it's that kind of magic product! And you can use it on so many different basic skin issues too, but if you have something serious like severe eczema or psoriasis then I would ask a dermatologist before you use it. But if you don't really have any concerns then Lucas' Papaw Ointment is the best home remedy product in my opinion! #<Category:0x00555fb960e280> Show Edit Destroy
Dry brushing can remove ingrown hairs fast Guildford GB Dry body brushing is a great home remedy to prevent ingrown hairs, remove them and leave your skin baby smooth! Buy yourself a natural bristle brush with a long handle so you can reach all over your body to help get rid of ingrowns. Ingrowns can happen because of shaving, trapped sweat or bacteria and one of the best natural ways to help them come out without attacking your skin with tweezers is to create a healthy bath time ritual to help ease them out. Some people also like to dry brush with warm water as they believe it helps the follicles open up and soften and makes for the hair to come out easier when dry body brushing, but I've been doing it without any water on. Bonus? Dry brushing is also said to improve the look of cellulite and smoothe things out so it's a double whammy! Here's how you can feel silky smooth in no time: #<Category:0x00555fb955fa50> Show Edit Destroy
Apple Cider Vinegar to treat a verruca London GB Apple cider vinegar is such an awesome natural remedy to get rid of verrucas. If you've tried all kinds of over the counter products like I have and nothing worked, honestly I would look to apple cider vinegar! I told my friends about this little thing on my toe when I first felt the verruca and one suggested I try home remedies instead of medical stuff so she recommended apple cider vinegar and boom! It worked! It works so much faster than topical gels (like a few days got knocked off - which is super important when it's summer and you're wearing sandals all the time) and is less work and MUCH less expensive – multipurpose. I always have apple cider vinegar in the kitchen cupboard for other things like salad dressing and sipping on a little bit with water daily for a little cleanse, but I never thought to use it to treat a verruca easily at home. Two thumbs up! #<Category:0x00555fb9554240> Show Edit Destroy
8 Supplements + Natural Remedies for Hay Fever Amsterdam NL Hay fever is an allergic disorder where your immune system views harmless inhaled pollen or other allergens as dangerous substances and launches inflammatory chemicals like histamines and leukotrienes as an immune response. This causes inflamed sinuses and eyelids leading to the sneezing, runny nose and teary eye symptoms of hay fever. Here are 8 supplements and natural remedies you can use to help. #<Category:0x00555fb8b4f1a0> Show Edit Destroy
Borax soak for athlete's foot London GB Soaking your feet daily in a bowl of Borax solution will get rid of the most stubborn of athletes foot. My father told me that Borax is actually a natural mineral with a chemical formula found usually in household cleaning and bathroom products like toothpaste and laundry detergent. Borax is sodium borate, sodium tetraborate or disodium tetraborate. Athlete's foot happens when fungus grows on the feet. You can catch the fungus through direct contact or by touching contaminated surfaces, and it spreads in hot environments like showers, locker rooms and pools - so always wear slippers! Borax is one of the best cheap and easy to use products to get rid of athlete's foot fast at home. So if you're stumped for options, this product to help athlete's foot worked for me so it might for you too. #<Category:0x00555fb8b0c3a0> Show Edit Destroy
Vaseline Gloves/Socks for Dry Skin London GB If you suffer from really dry, cracked hands or feet during the cold months (I know I do - flaky skin anyone?), the best tip my friends and I do is to slather Vaseline all over, then cover with thin gloves or socks. It might sound a bit squishy or uncomfortable, but it really does work and if you're sick of feeling all dry and scaly then this home remedy might work for you too! A friend of mine had really dry hands last winter and so she started spreading the word about her night time skincare routine. So as soon as I started to feel like I was drying out all over, I bought Vaseline and those thin gloves from Boots and spread the product all over my hands and then put on the gloves. By morning, I felt all moisturised and soft again! #<Category:0x00555fb7b69fb0> Show Edit Destroy
How to do a Betadine soak for athletes foot New York US Athlete's foot is the most common fungal infection of the skin and is more common in men than women, as men are more prone to wear heavy, often airtight shoes in whose hot, moist and dark environment the fungus thrive. What's also good to keep in mind is that skin that is irritated, weakened, or continuously moist is liable to athlete's foot infection, and some medications, including antibiotics, corticosteroids, birth control pills, and drugs that suppress immune function, can also make you more susceptible. I have tried a couple of different things to help treat athlete's foot and the Betadine product is the one that always seems to work for me. This soak is something you can do at home really quickly and it will help you get rid of the discomfort and stop the prolonging of athlete's foot. #<Category:0x00555fb86266d8> Show Edit Destroy
12 ways to create better body image GB Explain and reason to yourself these steps and develop a healthier thought process around your body image, confidence and self worth. #<Category:0x00555fb85dc600> Show Edit Destroy
Lucas Papaw Ointment to help your skin with sunburn Brisbane AU This stuff is really great to help your skin recover from sunburn (and also with basic burns which is what my mother has always used it for). Lucas Papaw Ointment is a solid Australian brand that everyone knows but when I moved to the UK I realised that no one had heard of it. The papaw has anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties and you can use it on so many different basic skin issues. It is sold across Australia and you are just beginning to see it in a few shops in the UK as well. I really love this little tube! It's so soothing that while it can be used for different things like skin rashes, burns or even eczema, I find this product works best to help ease the pain and discomfort of a sunburn. That burning, itchy sensation disappears after you use this magic stuff. I find it's best to just stock up and keep a batch of Lucas Papaw at home - you never know if you might burn your finger taking a dish out of the oven! #<Category:0x00555fb8d78918> Show Edit Destroy
Combo of Dermol 500, Dermol 600 and Epaderm for Eczema London GB We tried every cream/bath cream etc out there for our son's eczema. Eventually, we saw an amazing skin specialist who prescribed the following as the basic foundation for his care (we also had to use steroid cream on some very stubborn areas to get them under control). The results to heal eczema and severe dry skin conditions were amazing - whenever he starts drying out we up the number of times a day we use the Epaderm. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis and it kind of works like an allergy. But the skin irritation, which is more often seen in children rather than adults, is not an allergic reaction but believed to be genetic. Eczema can be really painful and uncomfortable for a little one (let alone an adult), so dryness can cause mega uproar. We're so grateful that out skin specialist recommended these medicated products to treat eczema at home because now we see the amazing benefits and positive effects it's had on our son. #<Category:0x00555fb8639f80> Show Edit Destroy
Chaga Tea can help get things moving US Chaga is a mushroom or fungi that grows on birch trees and is said to be one of the strongest antioxidants. People say it tops some other ones such as green tea, moringa tree and many more. It's tasteless and odorless, but if you ask me, the benefits are endless... especially when you're constipated. To help get things moving, this tea acts like a natural laxative so make sure you ease into it. You can also do your reseearch for different brands before-hand and see where to buy it and how to brew it. Some say that it helps them feel less bloated and helps them go to the bathroom fast after feeling blocked and constipated for different reasons. #<Category:0x00555fb7619650> Show Edit Destroy
Peanut butter gets rid of lice! New York US This is a simple, safe and effective home remedy that really does help to get rid of hair lice fast. It might sound crazy and weird but if you have some peanut butter in the kitchen and your kid (or yourself!) has lice, you might want to give it a shot even out of desperation! Apparently peanut butter 'starves' the lice and eggs of oxygen so it can really help to get rid of lice fast at home. Maybe opt for smooth peanut butter instead of chunky for this one, you don't want peanut chunks flying everywhere when you brush through! My mom used this on us when we were kids and got lice from other school kids, and she said it really helped to cut the time of being affected by lice too so I hope it works for you or your family like it did for us. It's so quick to apply as it's quite thick and then you just let it sit on hair all slathered up and then just comb through. I always think to use smoothe peanut butter instead of the chunky kind to get rid of lice as they most get clumped together when combing out. Here are some key steps when using this home remedy to get rid of lice fast: #<Category:0x00555fb8a0ad30> Show Edit Destroy
Neem oil helps get rid of lice London GB Neem oil is the most effective means I’ve found to treat nits and head lice. My grandmother told us about this so we then used it on our kids. Neem oil is natural and is extracted from fruits and seeds of the neem tree, which is native to the Indian subcontinent. Neem oil contains an insecticidal ingredient called azadirachtin which prevents the growth and reproduction of lice. The oil can also be used as a preventative treatment as the lice loathe its overpowering odour which stops new lice from crawling into your hair. Neem oil also moisturizes the scalp and leaves your hair feeling soft and shiny! It's one of those old wives tales that you hear and wonder if it works and I can honestly say it did for our family. It's like a little aromatherapy solution for lice, how great is that? #<Category:0x00555fb6653720> Show Edit Destroy
Magnesium glycinate may help you relieve anxiety NYC US Magnesium glycinate (not magnesium citrate!) at a dose of 300-500mg twice per day is said to be one solution for those who suffer from anxiety. This form of magnesium helps with muscle relaxation and therefore is said to aid in better sleep, restless leg syndrome, menstrual cramps and even eye twitches. In Chinese Medicine, this is a common remedy to help to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety, like elevated mood swings, irritability and agitation. Magnesium is nature's relaxant so even creating a night time ritual of epsom salt baths can help you cope with anxiety long term. Also, the more commonly used form of magnesium, citrate, has a stronger laxative effect than magnesium glycinate and is likely to increase your bowel movements. So stay away from magnesium citrate unless you have constipation, and even then, start with a low dose and use with caution! Make sure that you always consult a physician before taking any medication or supplements to treat health issues like anxiety. #<Category:0x00555fb72f8278> Show Edit Destroy
Dry nibbles and little sips to get you through the morning sickness & nausea GB I found strong food smells (any food smells) turned my stomach and I really lost my normal, healthy appetite during the first trimester particularly in the morning and evening before dinner time! I could only stomach very simple, bland foods without too much 'going on'! To deal with the nausea and morning sickness, especially when you're out and about - bring a snack with you that doesn't make you feel queasy (such as some crackers of your choice) and take small bites - I found this really effective. Dry, bland snacks that I could stomach really kept the nausea at bay. Bringing a small, easy to carry- bottle of water in your bag is always important so you can take slips and keep hydrated. #<Category:0x00555fb6c5a538> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut oil decreases sugar cravings New York US Eating 1 teaspoon of raw coconut oil 3 x a day will level out your blood sugar, giving you less sugar cravings Spread It on toast or melt it in your tea #<Category:0x00555fb6e51c60> Show Edit Destroy
How to do a head wrap for migraines Pune IN A fantastic method that I have learned from my Senior Iyengar Teachers is to wrap my head with a bandage (like a standard ace bandage). Although some may find this strange at first, the gentle pressure of the bandage against the head encourages the cranial and temporal muscles around the skull to release. It also allows some darkness which a lot of people undergoing migraines need. It's also a cost-effective solution that doesn't rely on medication. Symptoms of migraines like fogginess, throbbing pain, blurry vision and exhaustion to name a few can be caused by many things including stress, too much time at the computer and even extreme exposure to light among others, so a simple home remedy to reduce the pain and discomfort of migraines is one of the most simple solutions you can try. To start, set your self up in a comfortable space either by your yoga mat with a couple props (you can read my yoga sequence for migraines to get more details) or in your room if you would prefer to lie in your bed. #<Category:0x00555fb5aee3f8> Show Edit Destroy
Anusol Cream! London GB Ok, I know this is going to sound crazy but it really works! Anusol cream for hemorrhoids actually help reduce puffy bags under eyes! I read about it on a beauty blog ages ago and then one day I was in a pharmacy looking for something for the bags under my eyes (weeks of bad sleep thanks to long nights in the office) and saw this product on the shelf and remembered what I had read! Seeing as it's for a totally different issue and part of the body, it works like a charm! This product contains some anti-inflammatory chemicals so only a tiny little bit should be rubbed on to the bags under your eyes once in a while. It also works as an anti-wrinkle cream as it basically shrinks swollen areas. Crazy but it's true! #<Category:0x00555fb6c12c60> Show Edit Destroy
Invest in your own little facial cup and say goodbye to eye bags! GB Buy a silicone facial cup and use it in the morning as part of your getting up and ready routine. The cup works on a vacuum effect which lifts up the layers of skin and facilitates the lymphatic system (the lymph vessel will be better assisted in moving away excess fluid retention under the skin) which will dramatically improve eyebags and general facial puffiness! #<Category:0x00555fb5a8f880> Show Edit Destroy
Spire Tracker US This product is a game changer! The Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker is a wearable device that links to an app on your phone or tablet. I was worried about my lack of sleep and being stressed a lot at work and found this on Tech Crunch. The app lets you monitor your sleep, stress and activity to ensure you are more aware throughout the day of your breathing and why you get tense. It provides helpful feedback to help you learn how to manage your daily stresses. I'm usually a little sceptical about using devices but after wearing it for a few weeks I've really got used to checking my stress levels. There are times that my heart rate goes up during the day and I get stressed when I haven't even realised. The app lets you know if you've been unusually stressed and gives helpful tips to remind you to take a deep breath. It makes you more conscious of your activity - kind of like a personal coach helping you along your day, giving you stats to check your daily and weekly progress. Its so easy to wear - it clips on to clothing or underwear and is pocket sized. Its great as it allows you to take control of your metal wellness without taking any drastic measures or taking too much time out of your day - just being more aware of yourself and your body. I couldn't recommend this more, it's definitely a worthwhile investment. #<Category:0x00555fb72b7ae8> Show Edit Destroy
Plug it with a tampon Cape Town ZA Cut a tampon in half and stick it up your nose. The ultra absorbant design will last longer than any tissues. #<Category:0x00555fb6ec95f8> Show Edit Destroy
A must to help with anxiety! US I was really struggling with anxiety, especially at work until I found this. The Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker is a wearable device that links to an app on your phone or tablet. I was worried about my lack of sleep and being stressed a lot at work and found this on Tech Crunch. The app allows you to monitor your sleep, stress and activity to ensure you are more aware throughout the day of your breathing and why you get tense. It provides helpful feedback to help you learn how to manage your daily stresses. I'm usually a little sceptical about using devices but after wearing it for a few weeks I've really got used to checking my stress levels. There are times that my heart rate goes up during the day and I get stressed when I haven't even realised. The app lets you know if you've been unusually stressed and gives helpful tips to remind you to take a deep breath. It makes you more conscious of your activity - kind of like a personal coach helping you along your day, giving you stats to check your daily and weekly progress. Its so easy to wear - it clips on to clothing or underwear and is pocket sized. Its great as it allows you to take control of your metal wellness without taking any drastic measures or taking too much time out of your day - just being more aware of yourself and your body. I couldn't recommend this more, it's definitely a worthwhile investment. #<Category:0x00555fb6561ec0> Show Edit Destroy
Crushed Advil or Tylenol can remove ingrown hair! New York US I know this sounds weird, but I've tried this home remedy last summer and it works for getting out ingrown hairs! After a few weeks of shaving and heading to the beach and gathering up sweat all over (and bacteria I guess), my bikini line was a disaster - I kept getting lumps and bumps of trapped hair. So my sister told me that she heard of this tip that she read in a magazine saying that if you crush Advil pills or Tylenol pills then apply the powder to your bikini line area every morning and before bed for a week, then the hairs will start to come out by themselves - like a magic potion! I even do this now after waxing or shaving at any time of the year when I get a couple of ingrown hairs here and there and it kind of feels like it soothes the irritated skin at the same time. Do this lying down because the paste hardens and cracks #<Category:0x00555fb5a169f8> Show Edit Destroy
10 Confidence Hacks GB These 10 hacks for confidence are simple and for some of them, invisible. You can try one or all of them, find the one that work for you! Use these tools before giving a speech, talking to your boss, pitching a client or even when you are feeling a bit anxious. #<Category:0x00555fb72109c8> Show Edit Destroy
Milk and honey recipe to soothe sore throat fast Rome IT My mother used to give this homemade drink of warm milk and organic honey to us whenever we got sore throats. The best part is that if you want a natural solution instead of taking medication, then this could be the recipe for you. With simple ingredients, it won't break the bank and if you've lost your voice in the pain of having a sore throat, then you can add a little splash of whiskey to set everything in motion. All you need to do is mix it and drink it and your throat will feel so much better. The antibacterial nature of the honey with the milk helps to alleviate and relieve the pressure, swelling, pain and redness of a sore throat whether you got it from the flu or tonsilitis. If you prefer or are dairy-free, you can try an alternative nut milk like almond milk, although I'm not sure it will have the same exact effects. When we were younger we used traditional cow's milk, but I still stand by this home remedy to help sore throat! Honey has been around for hundreds of years as an immune-booster so it's no wonder when it's mixed with these other ingredients it' s like making a magic potion to get rid of a sore throat fast, right at home. Add 1 table spoon of whisky (my mother would do this cure for when we had lost our voice)  #<Category:0x00555fb4d764f0> Show Edit Destroy
Cold & Congestion Kicker US A tried and true old-timey form of naturopathic hydrotherapy; warming socks are used to treat the common cold, influenza, and head and chest congestion. ➰ It works by stimulating the body’s circulation and natural defenses while Increasing the action of the immune system to better fight what’s got you down. #<Category:0x00555fb6876110> Show Edit Destroy
7 Tips to Cleanse and Detox Naturally KY We all have tried a cleanse and detox at some point, but most of them are short term. The reality is that with all the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis, we need to be cleansing and detoxing naturally, consistently. Below are 7 different areas of your physical health that you can start to cleanse and detox naturally through, with one tip each. Take some paper and pen and work through the tips and write down ONE action step you are going to take in each of the 7 areas. Be sure to share with tip resonated with you the most! #<Category:0x00555fb6a724f0> Show Edit Destroy
Sudocrem to help soothe burns instantly London GB Sudocrem is a fantastic product to help ease basic burns fast such as mistakenly handling a hot pan while cooking. My wife is a chef and it's a trick all of the professionals use apparently. I've got butter-fingers so every time I try to get something out of the oven, I burn myself. Luckily, she has plenty of this product at home (and in the kitchen) to help soothe the throbbing pain, redness and swelling and even to stop from a blister forming thanks to it being antiseptic, so I can use it to help burns feel better and heal at any time. For me, it helps the burn stop from bubbling up and blistering but only once I put it on immediately after I burn myself. Definitely a must in any household and so easy to buy from any supermarket or pharmacy, so stock up! #<Category:0x00555fb5482eb0> Show Edit Destroy
Immune Boosting Chlorophyll US Chlorophyll is the blue-green substance in plants that makes it possible for them to make food from carbon dioxide and water, ie photosynthesis! The structure is very similar to that of heme in animals. Both molecules play a critical role in the regulation of oxygen and carbon dioxide, which at a basic level keep us alive. 🌱 As humans, we get chlorophyll through the consumption of dark leafy greens, chlorella, and blue green algae. 🌵 This vibrant molecule is linked to natural cancer prevention, liver detoxification, wound healing, improved digestion, and skin protection. 🌱🌿🌵 🌱 The primary reason chlorophyll is considered a superfood is because of its strong antioxidant and anticancer effects. Chlorophyll benefits the immune system by a process called chelation. It forms tight bonds with chemicals that cause oxidative stress and safely removes them from the body. #<Category:0x00555fb6b94ce8> Show Edit Destroy
Travel Tip US I often get asked if there is a way to prevent illness during times of travel. There are many, here is one of my favorites that's is oh-so-easy! #<Category:0x00555fb6659b20> Show Edit Destroy
Healthy Choices at Summer BBQs! US Enjoying summer BBQs doesn't mean totally giving up on your healthy habits! Follow these quick guidelines at your summer party to make small changes that will keep you on track all weekend! #<Category:0x00555fb562e278> Show Edit Destroy
Why Your Indicision is Keeping You Broke US Overthinking tends to keep you in a state of indecision. This keeps you stuck in your own head, allowing for your doubts and insecurities to feed off your energy. Being indecisive keeps you from making decisions that are inspiring and impactful, because you are stuck in "the zone of fear." It keeps you from taking risks that have rewarding payoffs both financially, emotionally, and mentally. So how do you break free from indecision? Identify what is keeping you from taking the leap forward. Is it something within your control or is it out of your control? Make a plan to improve the scenario if it within your realm of control. If not, decide whether it is worth following your gut. What's more amazing than believing in your ability to make the right decision for you. #<Category:0x00555fb735f478> Show Edit Destroy
The Ambitious Woman's Guide to Overcoming FOMO US Ambitious women everywhere are struggling to live a sustainable balanced life. Between their careers, families, and other's easy to feel overwhelmed. There's always so much to do and not enough time to do it all. This overwhelm is easily brought on by FOMO, the fear of missing out. The easiest way to overcome FOMO is to set boundaries and priorities. Before committing to an event or a meet up ask yourself, "will this person or experience bring more happiness or inspiration into my life?" If not, kindly decline and free yourself up for something that will. It may be challenging at first, but this practice will save you so much time and energy. If you need an extra push, list down what you declined for a week and what you did instead. Were you able to focus more on self care? Were you able to shift your energy to be more productive? Look at the list at the end of the week and compare how each list makes you feel. Change accordingly and learn what balance means for you. #<Category:0x00555fb6e88418> Show Edit Destroy
Achieving Great Sleep US S L E E P Hygiene 〰 Our bodies crave rhythm most of all. The best way to achieve a healthy rhythm is through routine. Sleep is when our bodies do most of the work of detoxification, repair and regeneration. Therefore, this time is one of the most optimal to create lasting support for hormonal stability and memory enhancement. #<Category:0x00555fb65e97a8> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin D makes you feel better New York US Take Vitamin D daily #<Category:0x00555fb6513798> Show Edit Destroy
Yeast and Yogurt JO Mix one tablespoon of Yeast and Yogurt and use as a mask for 15 minutes to get rid of acne. #<Category:0x00555fb6d1d9c0> Show Edit Destroy
Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutritive Tea US It takes 9 months to create a new life, give yourself some time to ready it's home. Preparing to conceive is so much more than discontinuing birth control and taking a prenatal. This tea will help nourish your body and provide essential vitamins and minerals for preconception, pregnancy and post partum. #<Category:0x00555fb5a71948> Show Edit Destroy
Say goodbye to diet guilt US Do you ever indulge a little too much in some yummy treats, only to find yourself feeling guilty and disappointed afterwards? Well, say goodbye to that guilt! Moderating the amount of processed foods and "junk" foods in our diet is important for overall health, but it is also important for our mental health to not feel guilty over overindulging. Even dietitian's indulge sometimes, and even eat a bit too much of that pizza or ice cream. The key to not completely giving up on your healthy living efforts is to make sure you fight the guilt, focus on your goals, and find the best next step to get you back on track. You will feel much better once you get back on the right track toward healthy living, rather than getting further from your goals due to giving up out of depression or disappointment. Stay motivated, stay strong, & focus on your goals! You got this! 💪🏼 #<Category:0x00555fb7007848> Show Edit Destroy
How to Use Jealously to Your Advantage US It's hard not to compare yourself to others these days. Social media has brought us closer together but has also paved the way for comparison syndrome to flourish. More and more people are finding themselves feeling jealous in one way or another of their peers. So what is one way you can use jealously to your advantage? Rather than continuing to feel jealous of other people, identify what it is that you are actually admiring about them or feeling jealous of. Is it materialistic? Is it their charm? Is it how much money they make? Whatever the case may be, find the trigger point and see if this is something you would like in your own life and why. Remember that the reason behind the why is very important and should be reflected upon as well. Sometimes this will open new unexpected paths for you. #<Category:0x00555fb6bf06d8> Show Edit Destroy
Allergy Prevention and Symptomatic Relief US S T I N G I N G N E T T L E Doesn’t sound great, I know. But seriously, this plant is a gem. It comes up in the early spring as a weed, is pretty invasive and therefore grows easily in many environments. I love when there is a clear connection between how and when a plant presents itself, and what it treats. Nettles are often used to treat seasonal allergies. They come up in spring when most allergy suffering is at a high. This plant is a strong anti inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic (pain reliever). Interestingly, the sting they cause is due to a histamine response, which is often what is being triggered when you experience allergic symptoms. This helps to cue the immune system to function appropriately when it comes in contact with allergens. For allergies, they are best used in a freeze dried form. I often advise patients to start taking them a month before they typically experience allergic symptoms and during the season as well. #<Category:0x00555fb7245c18> Show Edit Destroy
Posture as a new mum GB Not only do most of us need to correct the way we stand, sit and walk, but as a new mum you will notice it more than ever!! Think about all the activities you do multiple times a day - cradling your baby, picking up your baby, feeding your baby, pushing the buggy, holding a sleeping baby - they all require you to be using your hands in front of you (much like sitting at a computer all day) and before you know it you will find yourself hunching your upper back, weakening those muscles and using your lower back all day long! New mums frequently complain about lower back pain, which is often a result of pregnancy but it can also be caused by the new activities you are now doing everyday. Your life may be more sedentary with a new born and having a lot of time sitting on sofas can do far more damage than you think if not addressed. This not to say that you shouldn't be sitting on the sofa with your new baby, absolutely rest as much as possible there are just a few exercises you can start doing to help open up your posture again once you are given the green light to get back to the gym. Correcting your posture can almost immediately make you look slimmer, it most certainly is the best first step you can take to building a stronger body, a body with less pain and the body that you are after. #<Category:0x00555fb59f4380> Show Edit Destroy
Balance your meals to promote safe & permanent weight loss US Balancing your meals is a great first step toward reaching a permanent healthy weight. Follow the MyPlate guidelines for easy ways to make sure your meals are balanced. Visit for more info! #<Category:0x00555fb5a69ec8> Show Edit Destroy
Replenish your body London GB Dehydration is a major cause of hangovers so ensure to replenish your body with fluids the next day. Sports drinks are best as they replace electrolytes which are deplected when drinking. Ensure there is no caffeine in your drink as it’s a diuretic. #<Category:0x00555fb5971a48> Show Edit Destroy
Get more energy from your snacks! Find a balance of carbs & protein US Carbohydrates raise our blood sugar to give us energy, and when paired with protein that energy can last even longer than if the carbohydrates were eaten alone. Both nutrients provide energy alone, but when paired together for a balanced snack that energy will get you much further throughout your day! #<Category:0x00555fb709b250> Show Edit Destroy
Try the Mute app- help tracks your progress in a digital detox London GB I didnt realise how addicted I was to my phone until my friends told me to try Mute App. It's kind of like a Fitbit but on your phone and I found that it really helped me understand how much I was looking at my screen the whole time. It basically tracks your screen time and alerts you (with notifications) when you've spent too much time on your phone! It monitors when you actually check your phone and sends you daily and weekly progress reports so that you can keep up to date with your progress. Honestly, I was surprised but it really worked for me so maybe it will for you too! #<Category:0x00555fb6043150> Show Edit Destroy
Oat Bran GB A staple of the famous Dukan diet – a low carb diet plan introduced by Nutritionist Pierre Dukan – oat bran is really useful for aiding digestion and easing constipation fast at home naturally. It is a great source of digestible and indigestible fibre and has a whole range of benefits as part of a balanced diet, including helping to lower cholesterol and stabilising blood sugar levels. So when you feel clogged up and need help getting things moving in the bathroom, this home remedy can be the solution for you. It's so versatile too, as you can add it to pretty much any of your smoothies, juices or breakfast meals. #<Category:0x00555fb6ed3418> Show Edit Destroy
Forest App: fun way to digital detoxing! London GB This is such a fun app, my friends and I all downloaded it together last weekend – and I know that most people will say, how can an app be helpful for a digital detox or to break from tech addiction but hear me out! In Forest, you're helping virtual trees 'grow' by not touching your phone! So the more you refrain from touching your phone, the more trees pop up and flourish. You can grow as many trees as you like depending on your own willpower, how fun is that? One tree for 30 minutes, two trees for one hour, and four for four hours etc. The trees die if you get on your phone too often, causing the forest to be cursed and haunted. Cool right #<Category:0x00555fb5a27438> Show Edit Destroy
What underlies your back pain? CN Lower back pain is so common now people rarely blink an eye if it is mild to moderate, it only reaches the headlines when they can’t get out of bed and are literally stopped in their tracks. Sadly I am seeing this in clinic more and more often, and contrary to common understanding the pain doesn’t always stem from an accident/fall/moving awkwardly these are simply untimely catalysts triggering a pre-existing weakness. In Chinese Medicine when looking at lower back pain we always take into consideration the health of the kidneys, which are seen as the batteries and generator of our whole entire system. So when looking at your lower back pain the first thing to take into consideration and ask yourself is ‘how tired am I’? ‘How stressed am I?’ ‘Have I just had a huge shock?’ ‘How grounded do I feel?’ ‘What’s going on emotionally?’ If you do believe after this that there is an adrenal/kidney element to your lower back pain (I.e. stress, exhaustion, shock) then aside from doing the known cocktail of rest, meditation, no stimulants and see an acupuncturist you can reach for the Basil Oil and rub it on your kidneys/lower back every day in order to aid healing and to prevent the same happening again. This oil is fantastic for extreme fatigue, lower back pain and prevention of lower back issues. It is also amazing for creating mental clarity and grounding you. #<Category:0x00555fb51dbe50> Show Edit Destroy
Preventing Blisters on your hands from racket sports New York US If you are a big tennis, or squash player or use any racket in sports or in your workouts, you probably get a lot of calluses and blisters or even dry skin like I do. One of the best ways to get rid of a blister fast so that it doesn't affect your game or hurt you further is to avoid putting cream on your hands. The creams soften the callus and make you prone to blisters even more when you might otherwise have not gotten them. Here's one super easy home remedy to help you out when it comes to healing blisters. #<Category:0x00555fb6cb1270> Show Edit Destroy
Stretching after a hot bath to ease muscles London GB There are so many benefits to stretching: It reduces the risk of injury, encourages blood flow throughout your limbs – delivering oxygen to tired muscles to help them repair properly. I think stretching, when done properly, can feel so satisfying. It also helps you relax, keeps you feeling good and helps to improve your posture, so no more slouching! Normally you would stretch after exercising, when your muscles are warm and the blood flow to limbs and muscles is optimal. You shouldn’t try to stretch out cold muscles as it can heighten risk of pulling or straining one, and heighten the risk of injury. Therefore stretching after a hot bath is ideal if you haven’t warmed up your muscles already with a workout. #<Category:0x00555fb6f76b68> Show Edit Destroy
Get Moving to help beat the hangover GB Exercising or even going for a gentle walk can help you to sweat out the alcohol. It can be really hard to motivate yourself but you'll feel a million times better once you've got moving. I suggest a yoga class or a walk rather than pushing yourself through a heavy weights session. #<Category:0x00555fb71471e0> Show Edit Destroy
Get enough sleep London GB Sleeping well. We are often tempted to cut down our sleep in order to fit everything into our busy lives. However, sleep is when we allow our body to replenish and repair itself. If we don’t sleep enough we will simply continue to put strain and pressure on our bodies and eventually it will be unable to function optimally. This allows stress and anxiety to consume our lives. #<Category:0x00555fb6d4e6d8> Show Edit Destroy
Parsley works! New York US All you have to do is chew on some fresh parsley to help reduce the bad breath #<Category:0x00555fb6bb0678> Show Edit Destroy
Tahini works really well and speeds up healing! Salt JO This might sound odd but my Grandmother always had fresh tahini in the fridge not just for us to eat, in case we got cold sores too! This home remedy is so good for getting rid of cold sores fast, so if you've tried a few options and are reluctant to put any harsh chemicals in your mouth or around it, try tahini! #<Category:0x00555fb502ce10> Show Edit Destroy
Don’t fear fats: almonds London GB For years we were told to fear the fats as they’ll add to our cholesterol and our waistline. However, this is certainly not the case. We require healthy fats in our diet in order to absorb specific fat soluble nutrients, lubricate joints and promote optimal brain functioning among a whole host of other roles. So off you go and munch away on those almonds! #<Category:0x00555fb6f925c0> Show Edit Destroy
Greek Yoghurt to help soothe a sunburn Paris FR Greek yoghurt has many nutritional benefits to help things on the inside but it can also be used on your body to help it heal from the outside too. Yoghurt is super cooling and soothing and acts as an instant pain relief and prevents skin from further drying out. I've tried this home remedy loads of times after accidentally scorching my skin under the summer sun (and yes, I know you are not supposed to get burnt, and that it is bad for you!). I have to say though it really did help to ease the pain of sunburn fast at home every time I slathered it on, and my friends do it too. The probiotics found in the yoghurt can help restore your skin's natural barrier to help soothe the burning sensation and redness of a sunburn and can help reduce peeling skin, flakiness of skin and that tight feeling when you're burnt to a crisp. Also, the active cultures, calcium, protein, zinc all act to rejuvenate the skin naturally. Bonus? Make a little goodness bowl for yourself, slather on the yoghurt, put on a disposable robe and enjoy it both ways! No judgement here... Do this lying down on a towel so that you keep the yogurt from getting everywhere #<Category:0x00555fb7472e78> Show Edit Destroy
Eat the rainbow London GB I know this is very cliché but different fruits and vegetables contain different nutrients and often the colours reflect this. It is essential to eat a variety of fresh produce in order to ensure you’re fully repleat in a range of nutrients and vitamins. Each colour represents different specific vital nutrients. #<Category:0x00555fb703b328> Show Edit Destroy
Hot salt water and tweezers to remove splinters London GB Splinters can be really painful and annoying – having a foreign object lodged in your skin isn't fun, but there is a simple way for you to deal with it. Softening the skin is the key to removing a splinter easily and painlessly. Salt water cleanses the wound and the area and you can use a little disinfectant on a cotton wool to clean the tweezers before you go about removing the splinter. #<Category:0x00555fb6e6c948> Show Edit Destroy
Learn to Shift Your Focus to Reduce Anxiety GB When you struggle with anxiety, it can start to feel all encompassing and take over your thoughts and life. You can become trapped worrying about worst case scenarios and even worrying that you may feel anxious. And the more you focus on the anxiety, the more anxious you feel. To start diluting that anxiety, start consciously focusing on the things that you are looking forward to and the things that have gone well, however big or small these may be each day. Some people can find this challenging at first yet the more you continue, the easier it becomes and the better you will feel. #<Category:0x00555fb6dac8a0> Show Edit Destroy
Calm Down Quickly with a Science-based Mantra GB When we feel anxious, our nervous system is protecting us - sometimes over-protecting us - from a perceived threat. We are in fight-flight mode, ready to run from the situation or stand up to it. Our ancient ancestors needed to mobilise their systems quickly to flee from or fight predators, however in modern times, the same system of protection is triggered by thoughts alone. "Whenever you inhale, you turn on the sympathetic nervous system (fight-flight) slightly. And when you exhale, the parasympathetic nervous system (rest-digest) half turns on, activating your vagus nerve in order to slow things down." Robert Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers No matter where we are, we always have our breath. If we can take our attention to our breathing and slow it down, we have a chance to calm the nervous system reasonably quickly. Making the exhalation slightly longer than the inhalation helps tip the balance away from fight-flight and towards rest-digest. Here is simple mantra to repeat to yourself in order to anchor yourself to your breath and help coax your system to get parasympathetic: #<Category:0x00555fb6b93f78> Show Edit Destroy
Drink or eat diary products Lausanne CH If you have bad breath, drink or eat diary products. My hospitality teacher taught us this! Milk and Yogurt are the best ones. #<Category:0x00555fb4df7578> Show Edit Destroy
Zinc tablets can help get rid of a sore throat Toas US Most colds are caused by a type of virus called rhinovirus. Zinc counteracts this virus from spreading and causing a painful sore throat by stopping mucus from accumulating. I tried this a few times when I was sick and it really helped. There are so many products out there, so it might be worth doing your research or asking your local pharmacists or herbal remedy practitioner to help you choose the right product to help you get rid of your sore throat. #<Category:0x00555fb6ac3620> Show Edit Destroy
Control Your Imagination GB Anxiety thrives on vividly imagining worst case scenarios of what might happen. These scenarios create more anxiety and can trap you in a cycle of feeling anxious so running more anxious scenarios which creates more anxiety and so on. And whilst you may be able to distract yourself sometimes, in other moments or quieter times, all those emotionally charged thoughts come flooding back. To conquer anxiety, you need to start separating the emotions from the thoughts so they just become thoughts. #<Category:0x00555fb73629e8> Show Edit Destroy
How to choose your sunscreen according to a Dermatologist GB Not only is sunburn painful, it is also a clear sign that your skin has been damaged by too much ultraviolet radiation. Other undesirable consequences of excess sun exposure include premature ageing of the skin and, much more worryingly, skin cancer. People who have had sunburn are more than twice as likely to get melanoma than those who have not. The risk is even higher if you have had sunburn several times in your life. Seek shade or stay out of the sun if possible between 10 am and 2 pm. Be extra careful near water, snow and sand as they reflect UV rays which can increase your chances of sunburn. Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet and vitamin supplements - do not use this as an excuse to seek the sun! Wear sunscreen each and every day. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of UV radiation reaches your skin. Apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 minutes before you go outside and reapply every two hours. Finally, preventing skin cancer and sunburn outweigh any unproven claims of toxicity from ingredients in sunscreens. The following tips can help you choose a suitable product. #<Category:0x00555fb6669b60> Show Edit Destroy
Kool 'n' Soothe patches London GB I've been on Sumatriptan to treat migraines in the past and describe them as my miracle cure, but since becoming pregnant, they are not recommended. After my migraines intensified, I decided to try paracetamol which didn't really make much difference. Then I saw cold patches in the pharmacy that claimed to get rid of migraines fast. I doubted the effectiveness but they really do work. I usually slap one on the offending side, have a lie down for an hour or so and the pain subsides. This definitely is my new miracle cure! The throbbing pain of migraines and headaches seem to just lessen gradually but effectively once these patches are on so you really do feel like they work miracles. #<Category:0x00555fb6722020> Show Edit Destroy
Crushed Black Pepper Corn for a Cough New Delhi IN It's said that peppercorns help to stimulate mucus flow therefore helping you to fend off a cough and beat the painful symptoms fast. It's one of those natural home remedies that my grandmother always used on us when we were growing up. They soothe whatever is in your throat. Just make sure you DO NOT chew or swallow the peppercorns. Do it for 5-15 minutes and then spit them out. Sounds disgusting but it really works to help you ease a cough fast! #<Category:0x00555fb7287dc0> Show Edit Destroy
Get Active and Move More GB All the symptoms of anxiety are signals that your body is preparing to take physical exercise in some way to avoid or tackle a perceived threat. Just like when you exercise or move briskly, your breathing rate increases, your heart beats faster, you get hotter and may feel restless or be unable to settle. To give all that adrenaline, oxygen and energy an outlet, go for a 10 - 15 minute walk every day. By being more active you give your body a way to use these things up rather than having them circulate. As you walk, aim to avoid looking at the floor ad instead look up and notice what you can see around you. #<Category:0x00555fb7123d30> Show Edit Destroy
Hydrate! London GB Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: It is no secret that water is a vital macronutrient and we require it in order for our body to carry out its everyday physiological functions. Drinking regularly is essential and make sure that if you drink lots of tea and coffee you’re drinking water to counteract it as these act as diuretics. Drink around 2L a day, you may require a little more if you’re exercising and sweating a lot. However, be aware you can overdo it and too much water can become dangerous. #<Category:0x00555fb6fe3998> Show Edit Destroy
Black radish juice recipe to soothe a cough Transilvania RO The juice obtained from the black radish is a great home remedy for cough (especially after a severe cold or flu). It's been used for generations and is a great natural option. Some people believe that it has a better natural treatment for coughs and sore throats than penicillin, but that's up to you to decide! #<Category:0x00555fb6a3efd8> Show Edit Destroy
A Low Oxalate Diet Can Help: Here's How London GB Dr. Clare Morrison found she could treat herself from fibromyalgia with a low oxalate diet. This first came to my attention via a link to an article which was posted on the UK FMS Guai support group. I then did some google research and found the Low Oxalate Diet support group and website which is run from America has pages on Research, Recipes and Food Lists and a link to the support group. I've been following the diet for about four months and it does make a difference for me. Make sure to check with your doctor before you try anything. #<Category:0x00555fb6b679a0> Show Edit Destroy
Use Your Thinking Brain GB When we feel anxious and panicky, our emotions start to take over and we feel tense, anxious, on edge etc. To calm down these feelings, we need to get the rational, thinking part of our brain working so we can think calmly and clearly. Anxiety and panic are designed to get us ready to take action to keep safe and protect ourselves. The last thing we need to do if we are in danger is have a good think so the emotions and feelings take over and we stop thinking clearly. All the knowledge, logic and perspective we have when we feel calm seems to be out of reach. To get that thinking part of your brain working (which calms the feelings back down), start counting backwards from 300 in units of 3 in your head (i.e. 300...297...294..and so on). If you lose track go back to the beginning and start again. Some people don't like numbers so reciting the alphabet backwards is another option. #<Category:0x00555fb6ee3638> Show Edit Destroy
2 Steps to Conquer a Fear of Flying CA I used to be scared of flying but for my work I travel all over the world constantly and also live half the year in Bali so 24 hour flights are a reality. These are two of my favorites and they are super simple. #<Category:0x00555fb6f88958> Show Edit Destroy
Warm Bath GB A warm bath works for babies (and adults) to soothe tummies and spirits! #<Category:0x00555fb70aa430> Show Edit Destroy
Throwing away hand-me down breathing techniques; welcoming in personalised breath coaching TR Although something we all do, breathing is nonetheless a uniquely personal action that needs to be treated respectfully when seeking advice from the experts. Breathing techniques that are advised are fundamentally misleading, as they tend to offer the recipient a generalised “tool kit” to breathing that does not align to his or her own unique physical conditions and needs. Do not learn general guidelines on how to manipulate, control and change your breath as this will lead to all kinds of dysfunctional breathing habits. Instead, you should seek one-on-one advice from a breath coaching specialist, who can analyse your personal dysfunctional breathing habit, and will work with you to overcome the problems you may be facing, and help you to achieve a surrendering state of naturally open breath. In the same way that people break out of bad habits through their own personal means, correcting our dysfunctional breathing habits similarly requires a deeply personalised and tailored approach which a breath analyst is uniquely well qualified to help you do. #<Category:0x00555fb7014728> Show Edit Destroy
How to help anxiety - The Pluck Band GB No matter who you are - your age, gender, health, career etc we all have very unhelpful thought patterns that can play havoc and can, at worse, physically stop us performing to our full potential. Que the snap band - this can be in the form of anything with elasticity around the wrist - elastic band or hair bobble. Ideally to be worn at all times whenever you notice an unhelpful thought come in.....a quick pluck on the band. This brings external awareness to the thought - you are no longer in the thought, instead you are witnessing it - this helps take the power and charge away and personally I find lets it move through quicker, reducing the chance of anxiety setting in. #<Category:0x00555fb6eed2f0> Show Edit Destroy
Toothpaste helps get rid of cold sores US Take some White toothpaste (not the gel kind) and apply it to the cold sore before you go to sleep or when you will not be seen by other people and let it stay on there for a few hours. Then you'll notice that it's gone. I'm not sure how this works but it does and I've tried it a few times so maybe it can work for you too. My friends told me about this ages ago and it really works. #<Category:0x00555fb5b10f70> Show Edit Destroy
Low blood sugar? CA For many people, will power is strongly related to low blood sugar. By planning healthy snacks between meals you can help reduce poor choices that often occur after long periods of not eating. Sometimes people think they simply are weak, because they reach for chocolate or candy. The reality is, most people reach for these types of foods when they have skipped meals or undereaten, at which point they are too hungry and may have low blood sugar, both of which often lead to poor or convenient food choices. You'd be amazed what arranging timing of meals can do for your cravings. Rather than trying to not eat a lot in the first half of the day, start with a proper breakfast and a mid morning snack, followed by lunch. A simple structure like this will amazingly impact your mid afternoon junk food cravings and get rid of them, for most people. #<Category:0x00555fb5bfa170> Show Edit Destroy
Rest days are important GB As a regular runner, I can vouch that rest days are so important as part of your exercise recovery. On my rest days I usually do several of the following; Go for a short walk, as I sometimes find it hard to do nothing! Go and get a sports massage to stretch out the muscles, work on those knots and relieve the built-up tension. I take a magnesium supplement when I'm in an intense period of training which helps alleviate muscle soreness. Do some light stretching or yoga, this can just be at home and not in a class. Invest in a foam roller!! #<Category:0x00555fb63ce9c8> Show Edit Destroy
Accept; don’t reject: Recognise the importance of Carbon Dioxide in every breath TR Contrary to popular belief, a large Carbon Dioxide intake is an essential part of a healthy mind and body, and it needs to be recognised as such. Carbon Dioxide is a crucial building block in the production of our cells, in order to maintain a balanced pH level, and to stabilise the mental and psychological wellbeing of each of us. When breathing, you don’t need to focus on ensuring you have ejected all the carbon dioxide from your system; allow your brainstem reflex to do its job, and freely accept the naturally remnant, CO2, in your body. #<Category:0x00555fb5c5a750> Show Edit Destroy
Crystallized Ginger London GB Eat crystallized ginger to help with morning sickness #<Category:0x00555fb6377380> Show Edit Destroy
5 questions to ask yourself to get the most from each day London GB It’s great to create a morning routine for yourself, like breakfast and a good stretch to set yourself up for a happy day. However, if you’re pushed for time, you can choose one of these simple questions to ask yourself so you can make the most out of your day and reap all of the positivity it has to offer. #<Category:0x00555fb5c8e488> Show Edit Destroy
How to Boost Your Confidence in 10 Seconds US Everyone needs a quick confidence booster once in a while. My secret no brainier confidence booster is quick and simple... Move Your Body! Use a 10 second movement to get your blood pumping and your endorphins running! Feeling nervous about that presentation you have in a few minutes? Feeling a bit overwhelmed about that first date? Find a small private space (even a bathroom stall if needed) and jump up and down and shake your arms and shoulders. Do this freely and really let your body move. Let go of the stiffness and the judgement. Do this for about 10 seconds. Afterwards, take a few deep breaths and place your hands over your heart. Acknowledge your heartbeat, your breath, and set your intention. #<Category:0x00555fb5ce28d0> Show Edit Destroy
Ignore the advice: "take a deep breath" TR Deep breathing is commonly taught by leading yoga practices and health experts as providing the key to living a healthy and vibrant life. In fact, our research has found that this technique to “take a deep breath” too often leads to greater health deterioration and can cause our bodies to go into a state of Hypocapnia, a dangerous level of CO2 deficiency. #<Category:0x00555fb5cc61a8> Show Edit Destroy
Spring fatigue? Fix it naturally with the wonderful Rhodiola Rosea GB Spring has arrived and it is a beautiful time when nature awakens after its long winter sleep. It is also a time when it is quite common to experience some sort of tiredness and emotional instability with the seasonal changes (spring fatigue). The wonderful Rhodiola Rosea is a plant known for its use for temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, such as fatigue, exhaustion, and mild anxiety. Rhodiola Rosea has an adaptogen property, which means that it helps the body to be more resistant to stress in general, making us less mentally and physically tired. It is also a fantastic mood booster; able to help us fight apathy and low mood. It brings back happiness and the motivation we need to get back on track after the diverse circumstances that life sometimes throws at us. Furthermore, this plant has slimming proprieties, as it makes our metabolism work faster and therefore burns body fat, and thanks to its anti-stress benefits it helps stop food cravings too. #<Category:0x00555fb62beec0> Show Edit Destroy
Is Mindfulness Just a Trend? US Mindfulness is such a hot topic these days, but one question many might be asking is "is it just a trend?" The simple answer to that is NO. Mindfulness as a way of life is here to stay. More and more people are implementing mindfulness practices to their every day life. They are practicing mindfulness within themselves by reflecting how they feel about something or someone. They are becoming proactive about how to handle a situation in the best way possible by approaching the scenario using mindful conversations. Companies are even dedicating mediation rooms and free yoga sessions to encourage emotional and mental expansion and balance during the working day as a way of promoting mindfulness. Are you practicing mindfulness on a daily basis? A simple way to promote mindfulness within yourself is to aware of your thoughts and how they make you feel. Reflect on the negative feelings and what triggers them. Is there a way to change your thoughts to promote inspiration and excitement rather than fear and anxiety? Mindfulness is a way of life and is helping us build a better future for everyone. #<Category:0x00555fb5d07ab8> Show Edit Destroy
Breathing and respiration are not the same thing: Getting closer to your perfect and natural breath TR In order to get back to a state of natural breath, you need to align your breathing with your respiratory system. If you thought these were the same thing, do not worry, as you are not alone. Respiration is a brainstem reflex: it works perfectly and automatically on its own; learn to trust that. As soon as you have grown accustomed to trusting your body meet its own perfect capabilities, you’ll master the ability to let go and surrender yourself to natural and open breath. #<Category:0x00555fb62b8368> Show Edit Destroy
How to Channel Anger In An Argument US Anger is a useful and healthy emotion, but too much of it can create chaos and destruction in a relationship. If you don't control it the right way, it can cause more harm to you and the person you're arguing with and most of the time not actually allow you to express yourself clearly and efficiently. So how to channel your anger effectively in an argument? #<Category:0x00555fb5d305d0> Show Edit Destroy
Honor Your Feelings US A lot of our anxiety and emotional turmoil can stem from this idea that we are scared to upset those around us who we love. That leads to us doing things that we may not want to do or things that we regret. When you have a strong feeling, acknowledge that it is valid and do not look to seek validation from an outside source. Know that whatever you are feeling is true for you because you are feeling it. If you are invited to an event and you truly do not want to go, than honor that and decline. Anyone who cares about you will not be offended and they will not end the relationship; they may be disappointed or upset you won't be there but that is okay. We all choose how we want to feel. You are not making someone else feel a certain type of way, so do not take responsibility for their feelings. Continue to honor your feelings and showing yourself that you love yourself. #<Category:0x00555fb623d910> Show Edit Destroy
Taking control of Apnea Breathing: Don’t panic you can breathe! TR Let go of the worry that “I sometimes forget to breathe; I have to remember to breathe”, because you don’t! Whenever you find yourself in this fearful moment, remind yourself that the receptors in your brain that watch over your respiratory system are doing their job perfectly, and that it is your attempt to control your breathing out of fear that is preventing you take a breath. The power of consciousness over your breathing habit is overwhelming, so utilise this. But don’t allow the power of a dysfunctional breathing habit to take over your mind. #<Category:0x00555fb6219f38> Show Edit Destroy
Acupressure point P6 CN Place 3 fingers of your opposite hand onto the centre of your wrist, from your fourth finger, going down to your index. Use your thumb to press into the point where the index was touching. Keep your thumb here until the nausea subsides. You can do either wrist. #<Category:0x00555fb6201258> Show Edit Destroy
Neem soap can help with lice! GB My sister told me that she used Neem oil to help get lice out of her kids' hair after they got a huge outbreak at school. Neem oil comes from a plant and when extracted from the fruit of the tree, it becomes a thick and oily substance that can smell really bad BUT it works! It's got a light orange to dark brown colour and apparently a natural element in it called azadirachtin is what fights head lice or hair lice and slows down the life cycle of the lice. So if you feel stumped and have tried over the counter options and are looking for an alternative and maybe something more natural, get yourself some neem soap or shampoo! #<Category:0x00555fb6176298> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin E: Disappearing Cold Sores! US On this site some have said that toothpaste will resolve the disappearance of a cold sore (HSV 1) well the same day it appeared & that night be4 I went to bed I put toothpaste on it & left it there until the next mornin it was almost completely gone, well a few hours later after takin the toothpaste off I used a vitamin E stick & it's GONE, I couldn't even believe it! Now not everybody is the same but this did work 4 me!!! #<Category:0x00555fb5df2e50> Show Edit Destroy
how to safely remove makeup from your face GB One of the biggest causes of breakouts and blackheads is not removing your makeup properly. Makeup can then clog up your pores, which can lead to spots, whiteheads and blackheads... and nobody wants that. The best way to remove makeup from your skin is with natural products. This will prevent your skin from becoming irritated in the process. Instead of using harsh chemicals, it's better to use coconut oil, which is perfect for removing makeup and even glitter from your face. #<Category:0x00555fb600eec8> Show Edit Destroy
Lemon Juice exfoliation FR Cracked heels can be sorted in a very simple and beautifully scented way. Follow these simple and effective steps #<Category:0x00555fb5fd9c00> Show Edit Destroy
Spring fatigue? Fix it naturally with the wonderful Rhodiola Rosea GB Spring has arrived and it is also a time when it is quite common to experience some sort of tiredness and emotional instability with the seasonal changes (spring fatigue). The wonderful Rhodiola Rosea is a plant known for its use for temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, and therefore it always comes as a big help on days we feel rundown and blue, especially during seasonal changes. Rhodiola Rosea has an adaptogen property, which means that it helps the body to be more resistant to stress in general, making us less mentally and physically tired. It is also a fantastic mood booster; able to help us fight apathy and low mood. It brings back happiness and the motivation we need to get back on track after the diverse circumstances that life sometimes throws at us. Furthermore, this plant has slimming proprieties, as it makes our metabolism work faster and therefore burns body fat, and thanks to its anti-stress benefits it helps stop food cravings too. #<Category:0x00555fb5ee4ac0> Show Edit Destroy
10-Minute Breathing Meditation US All too often anxiety is caused by worries or problems that exist outside of the present moment.This simple technique will help you shift your focus to the "here and now." #<Category:0x00555fb5ed5138> Show Edit Destroy
Potassium-Rich Foods Help Beat a Hangover New York US Eat potassium-rich foods the day after drinking. Why? Alcohol acts as a diuretic, which means it increases your urge to go to the bathroom. But urinating very frequently can cause your body to lose the potassium and other electrolytes it needs that are stored in urine. This is what makes you feel super dehydrated! Because potassium is a key nutrient for proper muscle and nerve function, when we pee a lot after drinking, we experience symptoms like headache, fatigue, and nausea. So eat potassium-rich foods the day after a heavy drinking session to help alleviate these symptoms. Because potassium is only one of several important electrolytes, you also want to make sure you replenish sodium and magnesium, and drink plenty of water to rehydrate. Coconut water is a great natural alternative to sports drinks as it provides a lot of potassium and sodium. Just be sure to stick to unsweetened varieties because sugar can aggravate hangover-related stomach aches! Drink a lot of water #<Category:0x00555fb5f60580> Show Edit Destroy
How to Change The Voice Inside Your Head US Depression is usually reinforced and entrenched by the thoughts we think and the way we speak to ourselves in our heads. We often think we can power through depression with willpower and force when in fact kindness can help shift depression more effectively and more permanently. Cultivating a kind inner parent is what we need to navigate the unhelpful thoughts that are some version of "I'm not good enough". Practically speaking, here's how you cultivate a loving internalized parental voice: #<Category:0x00555fb5fa1238> Show Edit Destroy
Smother yourself in Tiger Balm to get rid of a cold fast London GB Everyone has a go-to remedy to treat a cold and I'm part of the Tiger Balm clan! Rub on some Tiger Balm wherever you feel a little blocked up and all cold-y. Trust me this really does help. When you first put the Tiger Balm on it will feel ice cold and then suddenly burning hot so be aware of that! Maybe start off small, i.e. just putting a tiny bit on and see how your skin reacts before doing the whole 'smothering' thing! It completely warms you and clears you up. I love this stuff. Tiger Balm works by topically applying the menthol based product on your chest and allowing the vapour to travel upwards towards your nose - opening up your sinuses and helping you get rid of a cold fast. You really do feel like your nose is being unblocked with each inhale of Tiger Balm. Preferably be lying down in bed, relaxed and ready to go! #<Category:0x00555fb5fb53c8> Show Edit Destroy
Reduce tension headaches with peppermint oil GB If you suffer from headaches, peppermint oil can be very soothing and uplifting. You can either diffuse it in the air around you or apply it with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil to the temples and to the base of your skull. #<Category:0x00555fb6090360> Show Edit Destroy
Morning Fatigue: Electrolytes London GB Try drinking 500ml of water with electrolytes. The conductivity and balance of the brains neurotransmitters is highly dependent on the relationship synapses have with the mind and body. If your looking for mental clarity whilst optimising cortisol management then start your day with a glass of electrolyte water. #<Category:0x00555fb6088b88> Show Edit Destroy
Ayurvedic remedy for when you're constantly on the move GB We don't realise how much being on the go especially through travel - car, bus, train, flying (the worst!) can eventually spin us out into a frenzy of feeling totally ungrounded, anxious, unfocused, fragmented and generally in a bit of a tiz. Taking into account the Ayurvedic doshas, people with a higher constitution of Vata (note: we are all made up of Vata, Pitta and Kapha) will be drawn to travel and movement in a big way. In Ayurveda, like increases like therefore in this instance we look to slow, warm and grounding practices. Through my own experience of constant travel the following tips help keep me to re-ground and feel a sense of calm and stillness. Trying to be as realistic as possible with peoples time and agendas the following are lovely things to do upon arrival after travel or just before going to bed. P.S It has been said that one should never travel faster than their walking pace (!) #<Category:0x00555fb60b1448> Show Edit Destroy
How to treat teeth grinding (bruxism) GB Do you wake up with facial pain, earache or tension headaches? What about a stiff jaw with painful muscles around the joints? You could very well be grinding your teeth! And while pain and stiffness may go away on their own, you can do permanent damage. Also called bruxism, teeth grinding can lead to broken teeth or fillings and wears down your teeth over time. Visiting your dentist for a specially fitted mouth guard is recommended to protect your teeth. But to prevent the clenching (and associated facial pain) you'll need to learn to manage your stress levels. Here's how: #<Category:0x00555fb6111f78> Show Edit Destroy
Sea Water... Hvar HR When constipated, drink glass of seawater first thing in the morning. Wait couple of hours, results guaranteed. When no where near seawater - you can also just add salt to a glass of water and drink that #<Category:0x00555fb614ad28> Show Edit Destroy
Calming Breathwork Wherever For Stress GB When we are going through stressful events in the short or long term our breath is the tell tail sign. Just by having awareness of the breath we can acknowledge our state and slowly with no 'trying' or 'pushing' or 'doing' we can bring ourself into a calmer and more peaceful state. I find this breath a life saviour when on the move, so simple yet affective. #<Category:0x00555fb619ef90> Show Edit Destroy
Manage Your Cortisol For Better Energy GB Tired all the time? Maybe you need to think about your stress levels. Stress can cause a hormone called cortisol to be released, and when this happens excessively because you’re stressed, it can lead to further issues. Cortisol is a big hitter in the body – it has enormous impacts on the way we function. It’s the hormone responsible for waking us up, keeping us alert, warm and compos-mentis; but it is also the driving force behind our all important ‘fight or flight’ response. Get stressed, and by that I don’t just mean emotionally, but physiologically (tired, hungover, injured, low blood sugar etc) and your cortisol is normally being secreted in increased amounts to help get you through. As important as this is, we don’t want too much cortisol floating around before bed as it keeps us awake, which doesn’t help with energy the next day either. This is a common problem I see with people who are living and working in stressful environments; even if they don’t feel stressed per-se, cortisol can often be raised for other reasons, meaning they either cant drop off to sleep or wake up at odd times. #<Category:0x00555fb6215be0> Show Edit Destroy
How to get rid of bad breath GB Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be embarrassing and socially awkward. Sometimes we can put it down to the effects of coffee or garlic, but other times it's from more serious problems. Our mouths are filled with bacteria and we need to keep them clean with regular check-ups, brushing and flossing. Dental cavities, a white-coated tongue and gum disease all lead to bad breath. Here are steps to help you prevent bad breathe caused by poor oral hygiene. #<Category:0x00555fb62b73a0> Show Edit Destroy
Ayurveda: Sesame Oil and Constipation GB In Ayurveda, constipation is primarily seen as an imbalance of Vata dosha (air and Ether). What does this mean for the individual? People who have a tendency to have an excess of Vata manifest qualities of general dryness and instability, producing symptoms such as erratic digestion and constipation. One of the daily morning Ayurvedic recommendations which is particularly of value to Vata people is to gently apply sesame oil. #<Category:0x00555fb62df6e8> Show Edit Destroy
Sweet Treat - Liquorice GB When we get stressed most of us reach for the cookie jar or some other unhealthy sweet treat to comfort us. Time to look to liquorice. This healthy sweet treat is great for calming the nervous system aiding the adrenal glands which are linked to the 'fight' or 'flight' response, and it levels out blood sugar so to reduce cravings which ultimately send our systems out of whack. I find it a great snack between teaching classes. Natural liquorice can be found in most health food shops and large supermarkets - my favourite being 'Natural Panda'. #<Category:0x00555fb62f0100> Show Edit Destroy
Yoga Nidra to help relieve stress GB Yoga Nidra or 'Yogic Sleep' is a guided mediation which can be practiced by all. It can help with: stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, feelings of being run down or frazzled out. Yoga Nidra is a healing and restorative practice which promotes deep relaxation and aids the release of physical, emotional and mental tensions. For those that find seated mediation difficult, Yoga Nidra is the perfect option. Twenty minutes of Yoga Nidra has been likened to four hours of sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb632c240> Show Edit Destroy
Neuroscience facts to speak like a rockstar! London GB Here are some neuroscience facts to understand the importance of body language in public speaking: #<Category:0x00555fb6340880> Show Edit Destroy
Ease Lower Back Pain with Hanging Forward Folds Washington, DC US Follow these simple steps to help you relieve your pain... #<Category:0x00555fb63a4d08> Show Edit Destroy
Body Awareness Tips for Public Speaking: Eye Contact London GB Attention goes where your eyes go. If you place your attention on the audience, the audience will place theirs on you. If you look to the floor, or to your sides, or your eyes move erratically from one person to another, you are asking your audience to be distracted. With your eyes you are able to include and engage everyone in the room. Here's how: #<Category:0x00555fb6444470> Show Edit Destroy
Smelly but it works! Garlic London GB The pungent smell of the garlic will suffocate the lice and ultimately kill them. #<Category:0x00555fb64e8200> Show Edit Destroy
Body Awareness Tips for Public Speaking: Posture London GB Posture is essential for having a powerful voice, being grounded, and connecting with others. Here's how to practice: #<Category:0x00555fb65889d0> Show Edit Destroy
Eat and drink GINGER London GB My grandmother swears by ginger for preventing grey hair. #<Category:0x00555fb66ca208> Show Edit Destroy
Body Awareness Tips for Public Speaking: Hand Gestures London GB Think of hand gestures as sub-text. They help your audience to follow your words. But when hand gestures are nondescript, fuzzy, or lacking in clarity they function in the opposite way. They become a smoke screen between you and your audience making it hard for others to understand you. With these 3 steps, you can train yourself to have eloquent hand gestures. #<Category:0x00555fb6d33dd8> Show Edit Destroy
The postive link between acupuncture and CFS London GB I tried acupuncture with a renowned practitioner (who is also a qualified doctor), and having it at regular intervals of 6 weeks improved my condition dramatically. The regularity is important, and although I stopped going for 2 years when I was better, I have started going again recently as it makes a huge difference to my energy levels and the strength of my immune system. #<Category:0x00555fb6c8d0a0> Show Edit Destroy
Acupuncture Helped Me with some of the symptoms of CFS London GB A friend who had CFS suggested I try doing regular acupuncture and I found that it really helped. When I started acupuncture I had had CFS for about over 8 months with little to no improvement. Although acupuncture did not entirely cure my symptoms it did help relieve and improve them, to the extent that I was sleeping a little less and could do some basic things like run errands. Specifically, I found the acupuncture sessions helped me relax, helped with some of the anxiety associated with living and battling with chronic fatigue syndrome. Additionally it helped with the aches and pains which helped me sleep better at night #<Category:0x00555fb6c75950> Show Edit Destroy
Talk to someone who thinks you're great GB There's no better way to cure self doubt than talking to someone who can tell you how great you are (friends, family) and boost your confidence. #<Category:0x00555fb521b320> Show Edit Destroy
How to beat CFS: The Lightening Process London GB After two years of trying many different ways to beat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, from western medical advice to alternative health to faith healers, I came across The Lightning Process. I was put in touch with a friend of a friend who had recently had a dramatic recovery from CFS and put it all down to this process. It is semi-controversial as there is no proof (or at least there wasn't when I did it almost 10 years ago) but there are many people who claim that it has changed their life. I know that there are practitioners in Australia, UK and the West Coast of the USA. #<Category:0x00555fb55bbb10> Show Edit Destroy
Soften the skin and leave for later IT I've tried this tip before and worked for me so it might work for you too. I used an oily cream on the area where the splinter is – 8 Hour Cream to be precise. ) Then I cover with a plaster. In a few hours, remove the plaster and push the splinter out and remove with tweezers if needed. The skin will be soft and so the removal of the splinter will happen easier than if the skin around the splinter is hard. #<Category:0x00555fb5624048> Show Edit Destroy
Combating Acid Reflux with Nutrition GB What is it? Acid reflux, also known as Gastro-oseophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common public problem. It is when stomach acid goes up into the oseophagus (where its not supposed to be!). This quite often happens as an outcome of the ring of the stomach muscle (lower esophageal sphincter LES- which usually opens after a meal and then closes). Fails to close appropriately or remains open, even after a meal. Thus allowing the reflux of gastric acid excretions to travel from the stomach into the esophagus. Basically, after a regular meal the LES should close once food has passed by! And this is the reason behind common symptoms such as burning sensations, heat, heart burn. If you experience acid reflux more than twice a week for constantly, it is worth getting it checked by your health care professional. What are the common lifestyle or condition risk factors? 1. Avoid eating large meals before bedtime and especially lying down after a meal. 2-3 hours before minimum. That includes snacking! 2. Asthma 3. Ascites 4. Certain foods usually trigger an attack such as tomato, chocolate, mint, spicy and fatty foods, citrus, garlic and onions. These foods are able to relax the esophageal sphincter. 5. Stress 6. Coffee especially on an empty stomach (think mornings) 7. Gluten- in celiac or non celiac gluten sensitive 8. Smoking and alcohol consumption. 9. Hiatus hernia (if acid reflux persists, please do check with your GP) 10. If you’re pregnant, speak to your practitioner on practicing meal planning and timing 11. Certain medications may cause acid reflux such as aspirin, blood pressure medications, ibuprofen and muscle relaxants. (It worth speaking to your GP about it) #<Category:0x00555fb68f3f98> Show Edit Destroy
Don't break the splinter! Athens GR When you are you trying to take out the splinter, be really careful that you don't break the splinter as then when it is smaller it is so much harder to remove. This happened to my mother nd she told me how painful it was so this tip is really about safety measures and process! Make sure that you take your time and do things slowly and carefully. #<Category:0x00555fb68ec248> Show Edit Destroy
Get Rid of Your Acid Reflux For Good By Treating the Root Cause London GB Conventional medicine will usually treat heartburn and acidity with antacids (acid suppressing medicines) however, surprisingly, the actual cause of indigestion and heartburn in 90% of the population is insufficient stomach acid! So how do we treat this? The “puzzle” metaphor here is key: As the Eastern saying goes, if it took you 5 years to get sick, it will take you 5 years to get better. Healing is a process that happens over time, requiring patience, diligence, and unconditional love towards your body no matter how long it takes. #<Category:0x00555fb689f808> Show Edit Destroy
Remove your bra/ Wear wire free bra New York City US Whenever I have breast tenderness I remove my bra, it seems to help. Avoid wearing underwire bras #<Category:0x00555fb6ab2b90> Show Edit Destroy
How to prevent premature skin ageing GB We cannot stop the natural ageing process. With time, we will all develop visible lines or wrinkles and our faces will lose their youthful fullness. This process is largely influenced by our genes, however there are a number of environmental and lifestyle factors that can cause our skin to age prematurely. Prevention is key to minimising wrinkles and the earlier you start to take care of your skin before they appear the better. The following lifestyle changes, products and medical procedures can be used to keep your skin looking fresher for longer. I would strongly recommend that you do your research and find a suitably qualified medical practitioner if you are considering any of these procedures. Confirmation that a doctor is on the specialist register can easily done by checking the GMC list of registered medical practitioners ( #<Category:0x00555fb547b278> Show Edit Destroy
Change your fillings to change your smile GB You may already be aware of how metal amalgam fillings can create the effect of a 'shadow smile' - a greyish background to your pearly whites. While this isn't a traditional 'teeth whitening tip', I thought you may be interested to know the difference that new white fillings can make to the appearance of your teeth and smile. Teeth whitening and brightening methods are ultimately limited if your smile is tainted by the shadow of metal. #<Category:0x00555fb6bd0ea0> Show Edit Destroy
How to tackle acne scarring and win London GB Dermatologists know that “letting acne run its course” is bad advice. There is little doubt that treating acne boosts self-esteem. Moreover, without treatment, dark spots and scars can appear on the skin as the acne clears and can be much more of a challenge to manage. Scarring can occur at any site affected by acne. Scars on the face are often ‘atrophic’ i.e. they are depressed, pitted or form craters. Scars on the breast bone (sternum), back and shoulders are often raised or ‘hypertrophic’. The risk of scarring is higher in individuals with acne cysts and nodules and stronger treatment is usually needed. Dark marks or blemishes, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, are more problematic in skin of colour and may take several months to fade, if at all. Keloid scarring, an overgrowth of scar tissue, is also more common in people with black skin. The sooner acne is brought under control, the lower the risk of permanent scarring. The following tips provide a summary of interventions for preventing and treating acne scars and are best managed under the guidance of a consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon. #<Category:0x00555fb6b7ec68> Show Edit Destroy
A guide to topical retinoids for treating acne GB The topical treatment of acne includes the use of agents that are available over the counter e.g. benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid or via prescription e.g. antibiotics, azelaic acid and retinoids. Topical retinoids are vitamin A derivatives. Examples include adapalene (Differin), isotretinoin (Isotrex) and tretinoin. They are possibly the most critical topical therapy for acne because they reduce blockage of the pores (the opening of the hair follicle onto the surface of the skin) and are also anti-inflammatory. They enhance any topical acne treatment programme and allow for maintenance of control after discontinuation of oral therapy. Retinoids are ideal for blackheads and, when used in combination with other agents, for all types of acne. Although they are a very useful tool in the management of acne, the use of topical retinoids may be limited by side effects such as dryness, peeling, redness and irritation. They have also been associated with photosensitivity i.e. causing the skin to be more sensitive to the sun. These side effects can all be much easier to tolerate if the steps below are followed. #<Category:0x00555fb74df6b8> Show Edit Destroy
Combating Acid Reflux with Nutrition GB What is it? Acid reflux, also known as Gastro-oseophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common public problem. It is when stomach acid goes up into the oseophagus (where its not supposed to be!). This quite often happens as an outcome of the ring of the stomach muscle (lower esophageal sphincter LES- which usually opens after a meal and then closes). Fails to close appropriately or remains open, even after a meal. Thus allowing the reflux of gastric acid excretions to travel from the stomach into the esophagus. Basically, after a regular meal the LES should close once food has passed by! And this is the reason behind common symptoms such as burning sensations, heat, heart burn. If you experience acid reflux more than twice a week for constantly, it is worth getting it checked by your health care professional. What are the common lifestyle or condition risk factors? 1. Avoid eating large meals before bedtime and especially lying down after a meal. 2-3 hours before minimum. That includes snacking! 2. Asthma 3. Ascites 4. Certain foods usually trigger an attack such as tomato, chocolate, mint, spicy and fatty foods, citrus, garlic and onions. These foods are able to relax the esophageal sphincter. 5. Stress 6. Coffee especially on an empty stomach (think mornings) 7. Gluten- in celiac or non celiac gluten sensitive 8. Smoking and alcohol consumption. 9. Hiatus hernia (if acid reflux persists, please do check with your GP) 10. If you’re pregnant, speak to your practitioner on practicing meal planning and timing 11. Certain medications may cause acid reflux such as aspirin, blood pressure medications, ibuprofen and muscle relaxants. (It worth speaking to your GP about it) #<Category:0x00555fb744fae0> Show Edit Destroy
Can't Sleep? Its all about the milk Nairobi KE Have a nice big glass of warm milk before bed... #<Category:0x00555fb7449410> Show Edit Destroy
Men’s Health: Go natural to increase chances of fertility London GB Nowadays, metrosexual men spend more time grooming themselves, like women, but have no idea of the effects. The chemicals found in many toiletries and skin care products are known to be hormone disruptors, or ‘gender benders’. Bisphenol A (BPA), triclosan, phthalates and parabens, found in shower gels, shampoos, deodorants, body lotions, fake tans, sun tan lotion and even toothpaste can effectively alter testosterone levels and metabolism, reducing sperm counts.
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Look at your diet to deal with issues of impotence. London GB Carrying too much weight around your middle can affect fertility. The fat cells here have a decidedly malign life of their own, converting testosterone into the female hormone, oestrogen and firing out all sorts of sperm-damaging inflammatory chemicals, as well as heating up the whole pelvic area. #<Category:0x00555fb7379788> Show Edit Destroy
What men can do to help with fertility. London GB There all sorts of reasons for sperm problems. Your hormones may be unbalanced, leading to a low testosterone level and a urologist may prescribe some medication to correct this. You may have an infection and a course of antibiotics may be prescribed. You may have a varicocele, a varicose vein of the testicle which can be treated. Here’s what you can do:
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Weigh in the science US Do you know how many calories are in 1lb of fat or muscle? Probably not because your obsessed with "what your eating." If your goal is weight loss, thats right, not how you look, but the actual change in the number, than pay attention to one number. Calories in calories out. The answer to the question is 3500 cal/1lb of fat or muscle. If your goal is to lose 1 pound per week it requires a caloric deficit of 500 calories per day for 7 days = 3500 calories. #<Category:0x00555fb707a758> Show Edit Destroy
Low sperm count? Here’s what you can do. London GB What can you do if you have been told you have issues with your sperm test? There may be poor motility where the sperm aren’t swimming up to find the egg properly, or poor morphology, where they may be misshapen with round heads or no tails for example. Here are daily tips you can keep in mind:
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Endometriosis: 8 supplements that can help fertility London GB Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial (womb) tissue that can grow anywhere in the pelvic cavity, outside of the endometrium and is responsive therefore to all the hormonal fluctuations of a monthly menstrual cycle. This tissue then induces a chronic inflammatory response causing the pain associated with the condition. Blood filled endometrial cysts known as ‘chocolate cysts’ may form on the ovaries, and inflamed lesions cause scarring, which then tugs and pulls on the organs where the endometriosis has formed, like the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowels and bladder. Here are some supplements that can help control the issue:
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Acupuncture for Hay Fever London GB I asked my acupuncturist if he could help with hay fever. He inserted tiny thin needles in my face (sounds scary and painful but wasn't at all), and it made a huge difference to improving my streaming eyes and running nose during hay fever season. I only had one hay fever treatment, but I have heard that repeated acupuncture treatments for hay fever are very effective. #<Category:0x00555fb6e97968> Show Edit Destroy
Elderberries for Winter Colds London GB Elderberries are packed with anti-viral properties to allay winter colds. An extract of the berries has been known to be useful in shortening the duration of cold and flu symptoms thanks to being rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. When it comes to immune boosting herbs, there are few as loved and well used as Elderberry by herbalists. #<Category:0x00555fb6cf6e88> Show Edit Destroy
Cloves and honey together! London GB Cloves are packed full of soothing properties that act as a natural anesthetic and anti-inflammatory that calm your stomach and help get rid of nausea. Mixed with honey, they can easily be digested in the body to help relieve morning sickness thanks to their antiseptic properties. They also reduce nausea and motion sickness and can also help with milk production as they have the added benefit of purifying it, so win-win! #<Category:0x00555fb6ca1b18> Show Edit Destroy
Nutmeg for sleeping London GB In Ayurvedic medicine, nutmeg is known for its heavy qualities and for dulling your system. It has a calming effect when consumed in small doses, so it's ideal if you drink a little with warm milk just before going to bed and trying to sleeping. A number of ancient medicinal practices credit nutmeg for its sleep-inducing and de-stressing effects, so it might work for you too. #<Category:0x00555fb563def8> Show Edit Destroy
Cardamom oil for toothache relief London GB Cardamom oil is a natural way to help heal toothaches, tooth pain and mouth ulcers because of its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It can help to prevent infection and heals gum and teeth because of these properties. Good quality green cardamom is also high in vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and limit pain in the mouth. So, you can use it to effectively relieve toothache before going to the dentist at home easily. #<Category:0x00555fb5155e90> Show Edit Destroy
Chopped ginger and sugar to ease period pain London GB Ginger has great anti-inflammatory properties and has a great ability to treat nausea, accord to Ayurvedic medicine. For period pains, take a little chopped fresh ginger and boil it in a cup of water for a few minutes, add a sprinkling of cane sugar and take three times a day after food. If you prefer, you can go to your local healthfood store or pharmacy and look for the ginger lozenges that can help with more acute nausea too. #<Category:0x00555fb52889e8> Show Edit Destroy
A little Ginger to ease indigestion London GB In Ayurveda, ginger is know as the 'universal medicine' because it is practically a pharmacy in itself. For indigestion, it is recommended to chew a piece of ginger before meals with a little salt on it to stimulate the digestion and the gut. You can also add ginger to food to making it easier to digest and help control any flatulence, trapped gas or bloating. #<Category:0x00555fb6b24c40> Show Edit Destroy
Over the Counter: Allegra Long Island US For daily allergies I take Allegra, which is available over the counter. This one for me works exceptionally well. Doesnt make me drowsy at all. Take it as directed but usually its one pill, once a day. #<Category:0x00555fb6b033b0> Show Edit Destroy
Black Pepper and Garlic Mix London GB Pepper comforts coughs and colds by helping your body sweat them out. Black pepper is antibacterial in nature so can help get rid of a cough and cold fast. And you probably already have plenty of it at home! This is a simple and inexpensive way to deal with the discomfort of a blocked nose and sore throat. Also, a teaspoon of honey with freshly crushed pepper does the trick. It also helps to alleviate chest congestion, often caused due to pollution, flu, or a viral infection. #<Category:0x00555fb6acbe60> Show Edit Destroy
Allergy shots! Long Island US Go see an Allergist and get immune shots. I was allergic to cats, dust, grass etc and I did the shots for two years and now I don't have a reaction to them. For me it worked amazingly well but ask your doctor. #<Category:0x00555fb6aac218> Show Edit Destroy
How dusting can improve your stress GB Ayurveda states that mental balance should be preserved at all times this state of being is called sattwa it is the purified energy which helps make wise choices. You can create this energy in your home by dusting regularly! I know this sounds simplistic but notice the quality of sound in a newly cleaned room it's much clearer. If you're dealing with stress regularly, why not try it? It can't hurt and it's very therapeutic. Do you notice a difference? #<Category:0x00555fb6a2f510> Show Edit Destroy
Marma point for stimulating the brain IN Sometimes our brains get a little tired, you recognise that foggy feeling when your brain is not functioning as well as you might hope. Using some acupressure points and some simple ingredients, you can help ease a headache, foggy brain and boost your memory and concentration levels too – amazing right? Follow this easy steps to help you when your brain is feeling a little numb. #<Category:0x00555fb6a11f60> Show Edit Destroy
How to quiet down your mind GB The majority of us live in a society where the pace is often rushed and busy, contributing to us feeling unsettled and anxious. We are responding to the energy of others and the environment around us. When we take a moment to realize or remind ourselves that as challenging as it may be, we have the choice of what we wish to respond and react to, we start to discover our own strength and as a result, the positive impact that this can have on the energy of others and what is going on around us. Anxiety is a ripple effect, we feel the anxiety of others and then our anxiety in turn contributes to how others feel about themselves. When we stop isolating and separating ourselves, but instead face the racing thoughts moving through our minds and choose to disattach ourselves from them, we then become more comfortable in stepping outwards and then facing and even influencing those around us. I see meditation as not sitting in a lotus position with my eyes closed in harmony, but instead finding ease and calm through the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Can we start to practice our meditation, our choice, our response, when we are on the tube, or when we are in a conflicting or challenging circumstance. Can we take the time to connect with our community, tapping in to the power of people simply coming together and moving their bodies, sharing a cup of tea or a conversation, realizing that we are not alone and that together, we can empower and inspire one another even further. We all have our unique ways and preferences of letting off steam or unwinding, however so often we attended classes where there is limited interaction or connection, or we turn to a distraction to avoid what is going through our heads. Let us tap into our local community, engage with others who are similar to us or completely the opposite, helping us to shift our perspective, emphathize and reflect on our own worries, as well as simply being around different energies and collectively supporting one another through our differences and qualities. Let us practice changing our mindset in the most challenging of circumstances and witness the positive shift we see in our surroundings. Let us share with one another, feel and process our thoughts and doubts rather than supress them and be okay with not always feeling okay. Acceptance is what allows us the opportunity to let go or make a change. Connection builds our strength, Community empowers us further. #<Category:0x00555fb69f24a8> Show Edit Destroy
Foam Rolling to help ease muscle knots US Deep-tissue massage and trigger-point therapy using either a foam roller or firm round object encourages the release of muscle knots. #<Category:0x00555fb69d2d10> Show Edit Destroy
Hot towels in cups over the ears to help ease ear ache Flying! US Maybe it came from swimming or maybe you have some extra pressure in your ears from traveling, one thing's for sure, ear aches can be really painful and uncomfortable! For a bad ear ache, or excessive pressure in the ear from being blocked, place dampened hand towels into two heat-proof cups or mugs, and place mugs over ears. Often, ear aches are made worse by flying, scuba diving or having your ears blocked from other areas of pressure – that's when heat and steam come in. Heat, or even warm compresses, are great to relieve pain, pressure and unclog the ears. An air stewardess once shared this tip with me on a flight and I tried it once I got home from the trip, and it worked really well. I didn't feel the headache and throbbing that comes from having blocked ears and ear pains because I did it so fast – it feels like it didn't really have time to set in! Trust me, this really does help. If you're on an airplane. The stewardness should have everything she needs to be able to do this for you. #<Category:0x00555fb697cb40> Show Edit Destroy
Shot of olive oil to help a hangover CH This is a very useful tip to avoid any embarrassing office Christmas party moments! Olive oil apparently helps line your stomach to help stop you getting too tipsy, so it may be a great thing to have before you get on the booze. It may sound a little gross, but many cultures swear by this hangover prevention method as it focuses on the same principles as eating fatty foods before drinking (so not after!). Instead of hitting the kebabs after a night out, a shot of olive oil before going out might limit your body's absorption of alcohol. #<Category:0x00555fb6931028> Show Edit Destroy
Gratitude is the attitude GB No doubt you’ve heard this saying many times before, but I truly believe an attitude of gratitude can have a truly positive effect on your life. What is an attitude of gratitude? To me, it means creating and practicing new habits of expressing appreciation. This appreciation should be shown for all parts of your life and the privileges that you have, that often we take for granted. For example, have you ever thought of how lucky you are to have electricity, clean running water that not only comes out cold but hot from your taps? There are many ways you can build a practice of gratitude into your life but two ways I like to use are a gratitude diary and/or a gratitude jar. Here's how to use them below. Also, Here are some examples from my gratitude diary: Today I am grateful for: Fresh air in my lungs The ocean My supportive family My awesome friends My cute little nephew and his chubby cheeks The ability to help others through teaching Meditation The delicious Pho I just had! Hot sauce Epsom salt baths Crystals My positive outlook My blue eyes My friends and family Hot and cold running clean water in my taps Electricity Wifi! #<Category:0x00555fb6840ee8> Show Edit Destroy
Anxiety: How understanding your sensitivity can help reduce your anxiety. US There has been more and more research coming out about our natural sensitivity and how this impacts our lives. Our inherent sensitivity is what allows us to pick up on all the environmental cues that help us stay safe, make decisions, notice opportunities and resources, and build connections with others. The more highly attuned our sensitivity, the more information we gather about our world and ourselves. This is a wonderful gift, but it can also be a source of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm – especially when we aren’t aware of what we are taking in and how to manage it. You may have seen the increase in articles about empaths and highly sensitive people. This describes the part of the population that has enhanced sensitivity. But we are all sensitive to some degree. Our nervous system and emotional antennae are picking up information all the time. When in balance, this helps us to be more intuitive, perceptive, creative, and compassionate. But when our senses get overloaded, then our nervous system can get over-stimulated (leading to stress and anxiety), our hormones can get out of whack, and we can feel emotionally confused, exhausted, or numb. So, for our own health and wellbeing, it is important to understand our sensitivity and know how to care for it. #<Category:0x00555fb68179a8> Show Edit Destroy
The connection between anger and anxiety and recognising the right emotion US The other day I noticed that I was feeling anxious about an upcoming project. I knew I needed to prepare for it, but every time I thought about it, I felt a knot in my stomach and tension in my jaw and hands. I recognized the familiar feelings of anxiety and resistance, and figured I was just nervous about launching the project in a few days. But as I sat with these feelings more, it occurred to me that it wasn’t just nerves, I was angry! Angry about the pressure and responsibility I was taking on (more than I was ok with or had agreed to), angry with my colleague who was heading the project, angry with all the changes that have happened over the last few months leading up to this project (many of which I was not consulted on), and angry with myself for not taking better care to speak up and to set boundaries. As I sat noticing all the things I was angry about, a huge wave of relief moved through me. I went from fighting the anger and stuffing it down, to actually acknowledging how I was feeling and what was really going on. It was powerful. And it opened up a new, more honest way of relating to this project. Now I can separate out my anger (and deal with that) from how I show up for this project. The feelings of anxiety and resistance, feelings of being trapped and wanting to break free, are familiar ones. When we are feeling this way, it is often the result of anger that has been suppressed, words that haven’t been spoken, or actions that haven’t been taken. It requires a great deal of energy to lock these feelings inside, and creates real tension in our mind and body. It can lead to feeling stuck, frustrated, or hopeless. And it can be easy to blame ourselves for some perceived shortcoming or anxiety “issue”. #<Category:0x00555fb67ff240> Show Edit Destroy
When struggling with low confidence and Nervousness: Focus on Service US Here is a quick tip for when you are feeling nervous about doing something or putting yourself ‘out there’ in a way that feels vulnerable: focus on service. Most of the time, when we are nervous, we are thinking about ourselves: will it go well, will they like me, will I do it right, etc. We are focused on judgment (ours and other people’s), protecting ourselves, visibility, and what our hopes are for the outcome. The thing with nervousness is – the more we get in our head about it, the worse it becomes. We get stuck in a loop of worry and self-consciousness, which affects our mindset and our confidence. Something we may have been passionate or excited about in the first place now feels like something we dread or fear. The good news is that you can interrupt that mental and emotional loop. #<Category:0x00555fb67da170> Show Edit Destroy
How to trust yourself, despite what others think you should do. US One of the most common ways we undermine our self-confidence and amplify self-doubt is by allowing others to tell us who to be or what to do. For instance, when friends or family give us their opinions or advice - even when they are trying to be helpful – it can make us question our own thoughts or feelings. Self-doubt can also come from comparing ourselves to others, from our social or family conditioning, or from the internalized voices of criticism (which often come from experiences that happened years ago, but are still living inside our heads). Whether someone is actually telling us how to live, or the pressure is coming from inside of us, the impact is that it separates us from our true nature, our intuition and emotional guidance, and our instincts for authentic growth and expression. We allow the messages we receive from outside of ourselves to take priority over our own inner knowing. But we can reverse this by re-building that trust in ourselves and valuing our own truths over the opinions or expectations of others (or the beliefs and values we have internalized from our culture that don’t actually align with who we are). #<Category:0x00555fb67c5c20> Show Edit Destroy
Black cohosh Rochester, Minnesota US As it has effects similar to the female hormone estrogen, black cohosh has been proved by several trials to improve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches and mood disorders. It is also known as black snakeroot and bugbane. #<Category:0x00555fb6797f28> Show Edit Destroy
Binge Eating: Find other ways to ground or reward yourself. US As a recovering emotional eater myself, I am always looking for insight about what sets off binge eating behavior. One of the big triggers that I’ve found may seem counter-intuitive. While we are probably familiar with the fact that sadness, anger, or anxiety can trigger binging. Or going through a really difficult experience. We may not know that people also have a tendency to binge eat or emotionally eat after a really positive experience – such as accomplishing something significant (personally or professionally), going to an exciting event, breaking through something big or having a transformational experience (like in therapy or coaching, during a course, or through an intimate conversation with a partner or friend), having a great date, attending an inspiring workshop, learning something new, or being recognized for something they’ve done well. What happens after experiences like these is that we may feel overwhelmed, we may feel really stimulated and want to calm down, we may feel open and vulnerable, we may feel overextended, we may want to reward ourselves for all our hard work, or our insecurities might get triggered by how well things are going. If you’ve ever found yourself coming home from a life-changing and heart-opening experience, only to sit down with a plate of nachos or a pint of ice cream (I know I have), then you’ll know what I’m talking about. What we are really wanting in these situations is to celebrate, integrate, calm, and ground/center ourselves. What we do is reach for our favorite foods, thinking this will do the trick. And while it may give us a temporary sense of satisfaction, it doesn’t actually feed us in the way that we need. Here I have laid out some steps you can take: #<Category:0x00555fb6776918> Show Edit Destroy
Self Care can be simple GB ‘Self-care’ has become a bit of a buzzword lately, and while it can only be a good thing that people are becoming more aware of the need to take time out to look after themselves, there seems to also be this added pressure to do the most elaborate, instagrammable and often expensive activities in this quest for wellbeing. My tip is that self-care can be - and arguably should be - simple. #<Category:0x00555fb6751a50> Show Edit Destroy
Temporarily Free Your Mind Of Anxiety With The 5-4-3-2-1 Exercise US Start by doing the 5-4-3-2-1 every five minutes. Then every fifteen minutes. Then every hour. It is nothing more than a focusing exercise, something to intensely occupy your mind so disturbing thoughts can't take hold. · #<Category:0x00555fb66fda40> Show Edit Destroy
Being Relaxed Doesn’t Tempt Fate. US Are you someone who thinks this: "Every time I feel more relaxed about flying, my subconscious imposes on myself that I just have to be scared. I feel that not being scared is abnormal for me." #<Category:0x00555fb66ad6d0> Show Edit Destroy
4 Meditation Apps for Beginners GB The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are becoming more and more promoted. And yet, if you are new to the world of meditation it can be difficult to know where to start. There are many different ways to meditate, and it’s important to find a style that works for you. These 4 apps offer guided meditations which you can use as a starting point to build your own personal practice. #<Category:0x00555fb65f2fd8> Show Edit Destroy
A Bedtime Routine to Promote Restful Sleep GB It is estimated that one third of Brits are struggling with insomnia - and this number is probably higher as there is some confusion over what constitutes insomnia. It is categorised as a difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or feeling of exhaustion when awak (regardless of how long you slept). So, even if you sleep 8 hours a night uninterrupted, if you feel tired to the point it affects your daily life, you still have insomnia. There are many reasons for insomnia - sometimes it is a symptom of something deeper, other times, it is a standalone condition - but one thing that can help everyone get a better nights sleep (including non-insomnia sufferers) is a solid bedtime routine. Different things will work for different people, but there are a number of core activities that will help train your body to know that it’s bedtime, and start to wind down for the day. Using the below as a base, you can add activities that are more personal to you - bedtime yoga, a bath etc. - but the below should help anyone begin to craft their night time necessities. #<Category:0x00555fb657aab0> Show Edit Destroy
3 Ways to Prevent Stress GB From time to time, we will all experience stress. It's a completely natural reaction to all the 'stuff' life throws at us. And a little bit of stress can be good - it gives us the drive we need to move forward. But when we experience too much stress, life can become truly overwhelming, and - left unchecked - stress can be a gateway to more serious mental health issues such as anxiety. There are many things we can do to combat stress but the best approach is to live in such a way that we prevent ourselves from becoming too stressed in the first place. Of course, this isn't always possible but here are some tips for keeping stress at bay. #<Category:0x00555fb64d6870> Show Edit Destroy
Quieting Your Inner Critic GB We all have one. The voice in our heads. The one that tells us we're not smart enough, not pretty enough, not tall enough, not...not enough. It can be so easy to start believing that voice, and taking it as the voice of absolute truth. But that voice is wrong. And that voice is not you. As with all good things in life, quieting the inner critic is a practice. And the more you practice, the easier it becomes. The voice will always be there, but the more you follow the tips below, and the more personal development you do, the quieter it becomes. #<Category:0x00555fb6432e78> Show Edit Destroy
powerful herbalist that cure me from herpes virus US Must read! my names are Doris carter! from US Austin Texas for a year now i have been living with this virus called HERPES All thanks to Dr Abaka for changing my HERPES Positive to Negative, i do not have much to say, but with all my life i will for ever be grateful to him and God Almighty for using Dr Abaka to reach me when i thought it is all over, today i am a happy man after the medical doctor have confirmed my status Negative,i have never in my life believed that HERPES could be cure by any herbal medicine. so i want to use this medium to reach other persons who have this disease by testifying the wonderful herbs and power of Dr Abaka that all is not lost yet, try and contact him by any means with his email: or contact him on whats app +2349063230051 website: #<Category:0x00555fb63634c0> Show Edit Destroy
Make it dark and comfortable - 3 tried & tested tips GB Try and work with these 3 simple tips #<Category:0x00555fb631c2a0> Show Edit Destroy
5 Tips for Body Awareness Tips Public Speaking Success London GB Try to practise these steps to help #<Category:0x00555fb62e6ad8> Show Edit Destroy
Melatonin to help with sleep regulation GB This is a hormone that is synthesised by the pineal gland in humans, it plays a critical role in the regulation of the sleeping and waking cycle and other circadian rhythms. Melatonin has been studied as a possible treatment of circadian rhythm disorders. I have found it to be very helpful at reducing sleep disturbances caused by jet lag or night shifts. Melatonin works by triggering chemical receptors in the brain to encourage sleep. Melatonin is available by prescription only (UK) and is given as a short-term treatment of insomnia in people age 55 and over. The medication should not be used for longer than 13 weeks. #<Category:0x00555fb62afd80> Show Edit Destroy
Hangover Cure GB Alcohol has many positive effects. It is a socially acceptable stimulant and a relaxant. It can also as we know have horrific next day side effects! Why is this? It is a diuretic meaning it dehydrates you and depletes your electrolyte levels. It is also a poison. It releases free radicals and oxidants. It causes inflammation and nausea and pain! The IV Drip is the premium solution. The VIP option. A team of private Doctors can now come to your home/ hotel/ office and put up a drip. These drips contain intravenous isotonic fluid which targets the dehydration and salt depletion. The IV Club uses Hartmans solution which replenishes your electrolyte salts to a physiological level. The drips also contain prescription only IV analgesic drugs, IV anti sickness drugs, IV anti inflammatories and IV Magnesium. This is the quickest and most effective method of curing a hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb6273628> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Blackcurrants Copenhagen DK Eat a handful Blackcurrants - helps give you energy #<Category:0x00555fb622e5a0> Show Edit Destroy
How can sweet vegetables help manage your sugar cravings? JP Managing sugar cravings has a lot to do with blood sugar levels. A sweet vegetable broth can help manage this and satiate hunger. In the end, weight loss is partly about managing blood sugar levels. When we have blood sugar ups and downs we tend to eat more, feel tired, crave for sweet foods and store body fat. So implementing small things into the diet can really help for overall health, and if wanted, it can help with a stable weight loss. #<Category:0x00555fb6188cb8> Show Edit Destroy
Resistance Training To Alleviate Symptoms of Depression CA Rates of depression are at an all time high globally. Many factors contribute to depression. A recent meta-analysis suggests that resistance training can help alleviate the symptoms of mild to severe depression. Consider adding exercise to your regular routine. You don't have to gain strength or lift weights often, just do some resistance exercise! It may be life changing and it's certainly worth trying. #<Category:0x00555fb6155638> Show Edit Destroy
Think about Baseball Boston US An old American saying. If you have only a mild issue with ejaculating prematurely then try to distract yourself during sex when you feel ready to finish. Think about something utterly unrelated to sex (e.g. baseball!) or else something very boring. Or, pinch yourself to further distract you. This should help to delay things a bit. #<Category:0x00555fb6107460> Show Edit Destroy
New Tricks for Blasting Belly Fat US Belly fat is NOT always a result of eating too much and exercising too little. In fact, there is a plethora of research these days showing just how broken the calorie counting and crash dieting approach is. In reality, cutting calories and crash dieting can actually cause weight gain long-term. The accumulation of fat in our bodies, and particularly around our midsection, is way more complex than what is portrayed in mainstream health. Here are some facts about belly fat that I bet you didn’t know... Excessive inflammation increases your storage capacity for fat cells, particularly white fat cells which are directly related to your “spare tire.” White fat cells that accumulate around your midsection also serve as a protective mechanism to store the toxins you’re exposed to in order to prevent them from affecting your brain. So the more toxins you’re exposed to, the more white fat cells you make and the bigger the spare tire gets. Constipation and poor liver detoxification can lead to a build up of toxins in the body which creates even more white fat cells around your midsection. Excessive amounts of white fat cells trigger even more inflammation which can result in fluid retention (edema), resulting in even more white fat cells! And a toxic body will intentionally hold onto fat to hide toxins in order to protect you and your brain from the re-circulation of toxins if they are not eliminated. Low glutathione levels reduces mitochondrial function which leads to weight gain or loss resistance. Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant and mitochondria are the organelles within our cells generate energy from the food we are eating. Insulin resistance or carbohydrate intolerance contributes to a fatty liver. All of which contribute to inflammation overload and poor toxin detoxification. Do you see now why diet and exercise aren’t always enough to get rid of belly fat? Don’t lose hope, though. There are four simple steps you can take to reduce your inflammation and toxic load while boosting your liver function and glutathione levels to help you get that flat stomach for summer. I can almost guarantee, if you practice these simple steps every day, your belly fat will start going away in 30 days (or less!). #<Category:0x00555fb60ce5e8> Show Edit Destroy
Fight Cold and Flu Season Naturally US When we take over-the-counter (OTC’s) medications we have a false sense of healing our body in some way, but what we’re really doing is just masking the symptoms until our body is able to make a slow and full recovery. This is why over the years allergies, colds and flus become more intense, frequent, and longer in duration. When we mask symptoms with OTC’s, we’re ignoring our body’s call for help. As annoying as a runny nose or postnasal drip can be, it’s your body’s way of saying, “Hey, something is really stressing me out right now or I’m under attack. I’m trying my best to fight it off, but I could really use your support and help.” We’ve been taught to “push through it” when we get sick or feel under the weather. We use OTC’s to numb the pain so we can still go to work and take care of all our responsibilities, except for ourself. But what is the price we pay in the long run for continually taking this action? Nobody ever reads the warnings or the side effects list on an OTC medication. I mean, they’re over the counter so they must be safe, right? Wrong. OTC’s come with a laundry list of negative side effects that can occur acutely or chronically over time. Here are just a few OTC’s side effects highlights that we commonly overlook … Acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) – liver damage Ibuprofen (aka Advil or Motrin) – peptic ulcers and kidney damage Decongestants – high blood pressure or blood pressure spikes Antihistamines – damage to heart muscle and the central nervous system Large or small, long or short, any usage of OTC’s impacts the body’s ability to function normally and disrupts its homeostasis (balance). They do not boost our immunity, they block it. OTC’s also are one of the number one contributors to leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability or dysbiosis), and guess what happens when you have a leaky gut? A leaky gut increases your risk for allergies, colds and flus. The gut is where 80% of your immune system lives, so if it’s dysfunctional, guess what else is going to be dysfunctional? Your immune system, and your ability to fight off allergies, colds or the flu. When the intestinal lining is compromised you’ve lost your first line of defense internally. Foreign invaders such as allergens, bacteria and viruses are able cross the gut barrier and get directly into the bloodstream. When you're healthy, though, your body is able to fight off invaders before they get a foothold. It’s not magic, it’s just allowing the immune system to do its job. The very first thing I focus on with ALL of my clients is digestive support and repair for 3 very important reasons: To boost the immune system, which lives in the digestive tract To increase nutrient availability for the body To reduce inflammation and stress on the body Healing your gut is the key to sustainable health success, but healing the gut is a process which requires consistency. It can take months or even years to fully recover in some cases. In order to heal the gut, you have to consistently: Avoid inflammatory and toxic foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, soy and alcohol Get rid of gut bugs such as parasites, bacteria and yeast (candida) Add in foods and supplements to help repair the integrity of the gut, such as digestive enzymes, fish oils, L-glutamine, probiotics, collagen peptides, bone broth and fermented foods Healing my gut is what has made my seasonal allergies virtually non-existent and given me the superhuman powers to fight of a cold or the flu before it even really gets started. However, my immune system obviously wasn’t always able to do this. I suffered for years before I started to take action on healing my gut, and when I did, the results weren’t immediate. It took time. In the in-between time of healing I still had to find ways to lessen the pain and suffering without using OTC’s that would just set me back gut health-wise. I began to slowly transition away from gut damaging OTC’s and introduced more natural therapies to boost my immune system and my body’s own defense system. We forget that OTC’s haven’t always been around yet our ancestors found natural ways to ease pain, suffering and symptoms. Natural remedies are still relevant and still work in our modern day world. We just have to seek them out. Aside from using natural remedies and healing your gut, there are a few other really important things when it comes to having the strength and stamina to fight allergies, colds and the flu naturally – making sure to eat nutrient dense foods, getting good quality sleep, exercising, drinking plenty of water and taking time to de-stress on a daily basis through meditation or some other type of modality. #<Category:0x00555fb6099a28> Show Edit Destroy
Is This Sneaky Toxic Ingredient Contributing to Your Autoimmune Condition? US It hides in place you wouldn’t even dream it would be. In your shampoo, conditioner, body lotions, medications and even coffee. Slowly but surely, it inflicts inflammation and turmoil in your body. That sneaky little toxic ingredient known as gluten. When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, gluten became my number one enemy. Gluten is a trigger for autoimmune disease: signaling the body to attack itself, causing elevation in antibodies, contributing to leaky gut and overwhelming the immune system with inflammation and its toxic properties. The gluten molecule also resembles thyroid tissue. This molecular mimicry causes the body to attack thyroid tissue even more in people who have thyroid autoimmune disorders, such as myself. In order to reverse my autoimmune condition and be in remission, gluten had to go for good. Prior to my diagnosis I was mostly gluten free. My household food products were gluten free and I ordered from the gluten free menu when eating out. But I wasn’t paying close attention to the sneaky or less obvious places where gluten was hiding. I would order fries made in the same fryer as other gluten-laden foods, such as chicken strips. I would assume that foods on the menu were gluten free if they appeared to be, and hesitated to ask my server to make sure they were. And I certainly wasn’t checking any products outside of food items for hidden gluten. All of that changed when my health was put on the line and I had to make a choice about what was more important to me… Did I want to live a life battling symptoms of Hashimoto’s, struggling with my weight, my mood and hormones? Or was giving up gluten worth being able to resume a normal, happy and healthy life? For me, my health and happiness was worth more than the occasional slice of bread, pizza, pasta dish or cupcake. It doesn’t matter if it’s one bite or one slice, it’s still toxic. A gluten exposure is a gluten exposure. The smaller the size or amount doesn’t make the damage any less. People often think one little bite won’t hurt, but the reality is that it does. The tricky thing about gluten is that it doesn’t just exist in the form of bread or pasta. It’s also found in hundreds of different foods and personal care products. The body doesn’t just absorb gluten through food, its also absorbed through skin and in more severe reactivity cases even gluten that becomes airborne from the use of products such as wheat flour can pose an issue for some people. It can become embedded in porous surfaces, such as wood cutting boards. I’ve seen cases where gluten eating family members are contaminating gluten free family members by using the same cutting boards and cooking tools. This is why some people may not see an improvement when they go “gluten free” with food. They may have cleaned up gluten from their diet, but they are being exposed to it in some other way. When gluten enters the body, it increases intestinal permeability, meaning it opens up the gates of the intestinal barrier, allowing toxins and food particles to freely flow into the bloodstream. The body then sounds the alarm that foreign invaders have entered the bloodstream. It enlists an immune system response and sends inflammation out to fight off the bad guys and to repair the damage. Overworking the immune system in this way adds insult to injury for those who have an autoimmune disorder. It can be the tipping point for those at risk for autoimmunity or it can depress the immune system in “healthy” individuals. Repairing the intestinal lining after an exposure to gluten, and therefore other toxins that have now free flowed into the body, is very complex. And compounding factors such as food sensitivities, existing hormone imbalances, insulin resistance, IBS, stress, infections and an already existing state of leaky gut can slow the healing process even more. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have single compounding factor who could swiftly recuperate from a gluten exposure, because at the very least all of us have stress. One exposure to gluten can cause damage to the gut for as little as 3 weeks and up to 6 months. First, let’s define what gluten is – it’s part of the grain structure found in wheat, barley and rye. It’s what makes bread-like products or pasta sticky and doughy. Therefore it’s also used to thicken sauces and products such as shampoos, conditioners and lotions. It’s also very cheap to produce, so it’s used as a filling agent in other foods to create the illusion of bigger bulk for less cost. Here are just some of the most common sneaky little places that gluten likes to hide: Shampoo and conditioner Body or face lotion Body wash and soap Makeup and deodorant Prescription or over-the-counter medications Supplements – yep even the “natural” and organic ones Sauces, marinades and other condiments Potato products – chips, instant or restaurant made mash Meatballs and processed meats Flavored or instant coffee and tea Gluten isn’t always listed as “gluten” either. So when you’re reading a menu or an ingredients list, here are the words you want to look for: Wheat, barley or rye Hydrolyzed wheat protein Crusted, crispy or fried As I mentioned earlier, I used to make the mistake of assuming things were gluten free just because they appeared to be or because they were considered all natural or healthy. I had to give up my beloved Aveda hair care products, a line that is touted by professional hair stylist for being “natural”, because it contained hydrolyzed-wheat protein. Now I always ask for gluten clarity on menu items and make sure my server lets the kitchen know about my dietary needs even if I ordered something that was gluten free. As much as we can try to control what goes in and on our bodies, that doesn’t always guarantee a gluten free experience. For example, just a few weeks ago I clearly ordered a dairy free matcha latte with coconut milk and that’s not what I received. Although it wasn’t gluten, it just goes to show mistakes can still happen. After all, we all are only human. Just think… if you have some kind of glutenous food for breakfast, followed by gluten in the body lotion you apply after a shower, gluten in the makeup you put on your face and later in your lunch or dinner, the war against gluten goes on all day in your body. Getting rid of gluten for good played a HUGE role in my body’s ability to recover from toxic mold exposure, hormone imbalances and it was a key factor in my quick road to remission with Hashimoto's. Whether you have an autoimmune disorder or not, or a noticeable reaction to gluten or not, this ongoing war will eventually bring your body down. Making a conscious effort to reduce your gluten exposure or minimize it all together will have a significant and positive impact on your health and your body. #<Category:0x00555fb6066308> Show Edit Destroy
Can your hairdryer actually help save your hair from drying out? US Make your typical hair masks or moisturizing shampoos even more effective by adding heat. Prepare your hair by brushing and rinsing it in the sink or shower. After the hair is damp, apply any hair mask or moisturizing shampoo from the roots to the tips of your hair and wrap your hair into a bun. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap or bag and heat it with your hairdryer for around 5 minutes. After 5 minutes let it sit for around 20- 30 minutes before rinsing off. This is basically an at home (and cheaper) version of when your hairdresser gives you a treatment and has you sit under the dryer. #<Category:0x00555fb5fe5870> Show Edit Destroy
6 Ways to help heat rash from ruining your next holiday US As a fair skinned Chicagoan, my body is fairly sensitive to heat and due to this I've had my fair share of holidays dragged down by heat rash. Heat rash is a red, bumpy, and often itchy reaction that the skin has to humidity. After twenty years of having to cover myself up, or hide in the shade at the beach, I have finally found the most effective mix of steps to reduce heat rash. These steps can be started preemptively if you know that you will have a reaction on holiday as it is better to stay ahead of the symptoms. #<Category:0x00555fb5f7a700> Show Edit Destroy
No reading! New York US A very obvious tip but even though we know that reading will make us feel worse, everyone still goes on their phone or tablet in the car! This is still reading- tell your kids to get off their phones and focus on a spot on the horizon, or put the radio on and get them to close their eyes instead. #<Category:0x00555fb5f4bef0> Show Edit Destroy
Ginseng GB Ginseng is perhaps the most famous Chinese herb and its meaning derives from a Greek word meaning "all healing." Amongst its many powers is its ability to boost concentration and memory function. It can: #<Category:0x00555fb5ecf7b0> Show Edit Destroy
Massage yourself GB Massaging your breasts on a regular basis will help reduce inflammation and improve circulation. This helps maintain healthy breast tissue, and better circulation also allows more nutrients to reach the breasts to prevent pain and tenderness. #<Category:0x00555fb5eabe00> Show Edit Destroy
Ice Pack for Breast Relief :) US An ice back can help reduce breast tenderness as the cold ice will numb the tender area and reduce swelling and pain. #<Category:0x00555fb5e92018> Show Edit Destroy
Aromatherapy for flying GB Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes. #<Category:0x00555fb5e6ac20> Show Edit Destroy
Keep healthy New York US Try to keep your body healthy and you will find that this manifests in a healthier mind. Stay away from unhealthy foods, make sure you are well rested and getting enough sleep and try to exercise regularly. #<Category:0x00555fb5e49d40> Show Edit Destroy
Overcoming cravings GB So many people ask me what they should be doing when the 4pm slump hits... Here are some tips. #<Category:0x00555fb5e21b88> Show Edit Destroy
Build your letting go muscle New York City US We’re constantly holding on to things in our past, and it can tend to weigh heavy on our souls and even give us low self-esteem. The more blocks we clear, the more we can really live big in the area of self-love. Although we may do this as a way to protect ourselves from hurting, it’s really only holding us back from moving forward to reaching optimal self-acceptance and loving who we are. #<Category:0x00555fb5dd19d0> Show Edit Destroy
Homemade paste for children GB I found this tip in a newspaper, and it was perfect timing! My kids kept getting splinters from toys and whatever else they could get their hands on. So I took a picture on my phone and followed the steps at home to make this paste and it totally worked my kids! Here's how you do it: #<Category:0x00555fb5da7b58> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint Tea GB If you feel sluggish or uncomfortable after a meal, you may be suffering from indigestion. My sister recommended to sip on warm peppermint tea after a meal to help the digestive system. Peppermint helps calm the stomach and it's tasty so you'll be happy to have this herbal tea when you're full! #<Category:0x00555fb5d63840> Show Edit Destroy
Know that your body is a loving vessel New York City US Treating your body like a loving vessel will not only boost your self-love, but also your energy. Be intentional about what you put into your body, not only because you want to look good but because you want to feel good. Feeding your body nutrient-rich foods will have you oozing love out of every pore. #<Category:0x00555fb5d46178> Show Edit Destroy
Potatoes! GB This might sound strange, but it really does work! The starch found in potatoes can be an awesome DIY remedy for stretch marks. Potatoes contain nutrients that are super restorative so if you're avoiding eating them (curbing your carbs maybe?) then use them in the bathroom instead! By applying them to stretch marks it can help blur the affected areas. #<Category:0x00555fb5d1cd78> Show Edit Destroy
Yoga Inversions can help make you happy GB Inversions such as shoulder stands and head stands are known to boost your mood & connect to joy. #<Category:0x00555fb5d00600> Show Edit Destroy
Milk and Yoghurt! Guildford GB There have been many scientific studies linking a calcium- rich diet with a decrease in various PMS symptoms. Eat and drink calcium rich foods such as yoghurt, milk, cheese, sardines or spinach or otherwise take a calcium supplement and see if that helps your PMS. #<Category:0x00555fb5cc9588> Show Edit Destroy
Can't shake off the sadness..? GB Grief is a natural reaction to any kind of loss. It’s the norm, and sometimes conflicting feelings are caused by loss. It is usually associated with the death of someone we love, a partner, family member, friend or pet. However, there are many other life experiences that can produce grief, such as miscarriages, major health changes, moving location or loss of opportunities. Grief is a fundamental part of the human condition. We grieve all of life’s losses, not just bereavement. These endings are also a kind of death, bringing with them deep sorrows that require time and space to heal. Such ‘deaths’ involve losing aspects of ourselves and they can happen not just a few times in our lifetime, but monthly, weekly and even daily. We all experience loss many times in our lives but for most of us we have been socialised to believe that expressing these feelings is abnormal or wrong in some way. Over time the pain of unresolved grief is cumulative and can have a lifelong impact on a persons capacity for happiness. Depressive mood, hopelessness and anxious feelings are common reactions to unprocessed grief. I believe we need to honour these losses in the same way that we mark the gains in our lives, because both events fundamentally change us. You could say that, just as we celebrate the ‘comings’ of life, such as an 18th birthday, marriage and childbirth, we also need to honour the ‘goings’. Whilst we have the ritual of funerals to help us through the loss of friends and family, we are rarely taught how to honour and let go of other hurts, losses and betrayals in ways that are healthy for us. The result is that many of us store up this grief, accumulating them year after year until, in our middle adult years, we find ourselves bursting with a pain so great that we can not even contemplate examining it. Instead, many of us simply batten down the hatches of our heart and endure. The result is that our life becomes smaller, shallower and narrower. Everything is less than it could be, including ourselves. This sense of ‘less than’ can mean not only that we lose our potential to thrive and make the most of our lives, but also that a coldness and bitterness of heart can set in. This is the reason why many of us walk around in a cloud of negativity and indulge in moaning, bitching and gossip, both at work and at home. But I believe such negative behaviour is often a sign of unexpressed hurt, sadness and pain, what the Psychotherapist David Richo calls ‘a poor man’s grief’? The impact of this avoidance can be far-reaching. In my work as a coach and facilitator of personal development programmes I have worked with hundreds of people who describe themselves, or have been diagnosed, as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’. And I have found again and again over the years that for many people this is a misdiagnosis because what they are really suffering from is unprocessed grief. The truth is that failure to process the impact of major life challenges can result in symptoms that look similar to depression. This is of course not to deny that some people have clinical depression or anxiety disorders. What I am suggesting is that there are others who sense that they are misdiagnosed, or who believe they are depressives, but in fact are suffering from a failure to turn and face specific issues of loss in their life that can actually be resolved and in the process save themselves from a lifetime of pain and suffering. But, how to tell the difference? In my experience, if people are allowed a safe and nurturing space to express and make sense of blocked emotions arising from past hurts, betrayals and losses, what happens is this, quite simply, they get better. Here are my top ten tips to help deal with the feelings of grief. #<Category:0x00555fb5caa4a8> Show Edit Destroy
Five ways to enlighten ourselves Brookyln US So many various tools are at our disposal to enlighten ourselves. However, do we really use them? Do we really give ourselves permission to take some ‘me time’ and focus on our well being? I used to think that I gave myself permission to pamper my life, body and spirit until I really started taking care of myself in a respectful and proper way. Here is my Before/After enlightening myself When the downward dog becomes a competitive dog… I wanted to lose a few pounds and tone up my body. So, I decided to practice yoga and boxing every day. The flow of my yoga class was pretty fast and positioning your body in a good alignment was not the first concern with this type of yoga. At first, it felt great and challenging to push my own limit more and more. But, at one point (when it was too much!), my body gave up on my insatiable desire to constantly pressurize myself to be better and better. My hips started to hurt and, after a few classes with horrible pains, I had to stop. I had to reconsider my way of working out. I had to finally see that I lost the joy of going to the gym, I was so attached to the outcome that I forgot to enjoy the moment. Silly me! After a few months of taking care of my body, I was back in the gym but in a different manner. I changed my schedule and actually now, I always ask my body what it is ready for. Sometimes, it’s Pilates, sometimes it’s cardio and sometimes it’s nothing. And, I’m okay with it. First enlightenment: Our body is precious and we should treat it as a treasure. When Food becomes an enemy… My relationship with food has always been tricky. I eat healthy but sometimes I can completely blow a fuse and eat tons of crap that, at the end of that “food porn” session, will leave me feeling ashamed and guilty. I quit on so many things in order to be ‘healthy’ that I just frustrated the good process of my body. My enlightenment came from my naturopath that explained to me how my body works and how to feed it properly. Since then, I’m back to normal and have a peaceful relationship with food and of course, some yummy chocolate whenever I want! Second enlightenment: your body knows what it needs, trust it. Love = Suffering I love movies that feature a passionate love story with a lot of dramas. In real life, meaning with my own life, it’s another story and I’ve never experienced the happy ending that Hollywood wants us to buy! Don’t get me wrong, I had the passion and the drama but at the end of it, I also collected the suffering, pain and crazy behaviors of two people who were suffering like hell and couldn’t express it. Bad boys and passionate love stories used to turn me on, but not anymore! Third enlightenment: we deserve to be respected and loved by a great guy (or girl). Period. Work hard, No time for fun By becoming an entrepreneur, I thought I had to constantly work hard and give up on the fun that life can bring. I thought I had to make a certain amount of money to enjoy the simple pleasure of life. After a few years of hardship, I finally understood that if I was not giving myself permission to enjoy life, right now, at this exact moment, I would die without doing all of the things that I wanted to do. Again, silly me. It was a 180 U-turn and a great one! We can work hard but, with no fun with it, what’s the point? Fourth enlightenment: YOLO! (You only live once!) Controlling vs Trusting I’m the queen of self-control! But, I switched my crown to another one: The Queen of Trust. Fifth enlightenment: Switch yours too! #<Category:0x00555fb5c776c0> Show Edit Destroy
Lavender Oil London GB Depending on the grade of lavender oil, it may need diluting with coconut oil or almond oil before applying to the skin/scar. #<Category:0x00555fb5c539f0> Show Edit Destroy
Forgiveness vs Consenting Brooklyn US Many times I thought that by forgiving someone, I would feel better, more serene and at peace with what happened. I forgave a lot but I was never at peace. Actually, I was upset with myself for always playing the role of the strongest and adult one. I did not want to be the adult one, I wanted to talk, understand and accept what happened. My mind was an endless loop of speed racing thoughts and the feeling in my gut was only resentment and indigestion. Definitely, forgiveness was not for me! So at first, I practiced “Let it go”, “Send love to this person”, “See her or him as the little one they were”, but even though it worked better than forgiveness, I was still trapped sometimes in my thoughts that, no, there is still something wrong and I cannot entirely digest it. Finally, Family Constellations entered my life and I understood the power of consenting to what it is and then moving on from it. And this was an epiphany for me. You see, in Family Constellations, we don’t forgive; we consent, accept and re-include. And this is how we can get such a deep and liberating healing. Because the thing with forgiveness is, there is an inequality. The one who will start the process of forgiveness will be seen as the bigger one and the other one as the little one. And, sooner or later, it won’t bring anything good because of this unbalance. In order to move forward, the situation has to find balance, a new harmony, a new center, and it does not happen with forgiveness but only with consent toward what is. We cannot change the past, that’s a fact, but we are addicted to our need to change the past, that’s another fact. So, are we stuck? No, we are only stuck if we allow ourselves to be. What to do? At first, recognize what happened to you. To recognize means to listen. Listen to your pain, memories, and feelings. Create a healthy bond with it. For sure, this is something that belongs to your past but in any manner will define you. Then, consent without trying to find the answer of “Why did it happen?” Don’t fight anymore. It won’t go anywhere. Surrender to what is. Release with love and acceptance and finally re-include this episode at its place, where it belongs. You cannot separate yourself from your dramas, the more you will resist, the more they will be heavy to bear. It’s when we accept our burden that the heaviness of it is dropped instantly, not the opposite. We cannot forgive the unforgivable but we can consent to it and make a statement that no matter what happened to us, tomorrow is another day, another chance, and it’s up to me and only me to define the day that I want to live. Do you want to live your next day as a champion or as a victim? #<Category:0x00555fb5c35ea0> Show Edit Destroy
Diet & natural indigestion remedies GB The Chinese believe that illness and disease starts from the gut! In the case of indigestion I couldn't agree more. If your stomach is over producing acid surely we should look at what's been put in there to make this happen? To make it easy for you here's a small list of items which regularly cause indigestion, so avoid them for as long as possible when suffering, and try to have small quantities, if you are susceptible: 1) Cheese 2) Pastry 3) Butter 4) Fatty meats 5) Chillies 6) Fried food 7) Alcohol 8) Coffee 9) Cigarettes - the smoke and pollution along with hundreds of chemicals slowly eat away at your oesphageal lining causing that burning sensation! The weakened lining is more susceptible to the burning sensation of stomach acid. If you are suffering and you need something to help asap there are a number of natural remedies you can take! 1) Liquorice - long known for it's anti - acid properties. Eat liquorice regularly or just when you are suffering and relieve the burn. 2) Drink milk, this forms a temporary raft over the contents of the stomach helping to neutralise the acid and stop the acid from moving upwards. You may need to sip on it in small quantities and regularly to neutralise the fire. Yoghurt works well too, as a thicker consistency forms the raft a little sooner. If this doesn't do the trick and you need something to work fast, especially when nausea and vomiting sets in, a few of the least invasive western medications available include: 1) Andrews Salts - contains Magnesium sulphate, Sodium hydrogen carbonate & Citric acid. Andrews Salts have been around for over 50 years, and with their simple combination of acid neutralising salts they are effective for stomach upset, indigestion and constipation. This effervescent powder just needs to be added to water, as directed on the pack. Remember it is still a medication so if you are taking any other medication speak to your Pharmacist to ensure it is safe to consume. Do not take if pregnant! 2) Milk of Magnesia - contains Magnesium hydroxide, just one ingredient which can help with indigestion and constipation. Magnesium neutralises acid in the stomach and forms a raft to stop any excess acid rising. At the same time water content in the intestine increases causing the urge to pass a bowel motion. The inclusion of magnesium in both of these man made remedies provide a treatment for constipation. Again consult with a Pharmacist if you are taking any other medication and do not take if pregnant! So to summarise: Firstly look at your diet, for the long and short term because I can guarantee 95% of patients could control their symptoms if you just cut out the highly fatty foods. Some self control goes a long way! Second resort for a natural quick fix including keeping liquorice by your side and a pint of milk! Thirdly, Andrews Salts or Milk of Magnesia, both readily available in your local super market and sometimes even petrol stations! However if you are having to use these regularly or they have no affect, look at point 1) YOUR DIET! If you've tried all of these steps and are still struggling it sounds like it's time to see your GP, because remember I said 95% of patients could control their symptoms. There's still a chance your in the 5% group and need to be investigated further. Once you make dietary changes, the symptoms should resolve within a number of days (48 hours should do it). So if you are still really suffering get in with your GP and get checked out! #<Category:0x00555fb5c29f10> Show Edit Destroy
One word: Melatonin US It is a naturally produced substance in animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria. In animals it is a hormone that anticipates the daily onset of darkness #<Category:0x00555fb5c087c0> Show Edit Destroy
Nisser and hygge DK Are you the sort of person who takes nisser to be trolls? Nothing could be further from the truth: trolls typically live in forests, under rocks, and nisser live in houses! You’ve got one right under your nose, your very own husnisse! Have you made his acquaintance or are you still pretending to ignore him? You no longer have to think you’re losing it when you can’t find the pair of socks you just picked up but then, unfortunately, put down! You no longer have to fear that dementia is threatening when you’re looking for your phone charger that you always put in the same place. NISSEN TOOK IT! Because he likes playing tricks on us! In fact, what you want to do is to win him over to your side – otherwise he’s just going to keep playing tricks on you, and it can get out of hand because he can become spiteful! If you’re not aware of his existence yet, let me just enlighten you: Nissen lives in your attic. Maybe you’ve heard him sometimes. He can be pretty discreet but once in a while he goes scurrying across the attic floor! He was there before you. If you’re the one who built the house, you just have to realise that he was there, on that very spot, before you. He feels entitled to be there and there’s no getting rid of him. What you have to do is simply to let him have his way. Maybe you’ve got children or grandchildren who don’t know of his existence, and I’m sure they’d be delighted if you told them the story of how Nissen and you came to live together. Remember to light a candle before you begin your story to make it really hyggeligt! In Denmark during the month of December, people play little tricks on each other. You might find your car keys in the fridge or your wheelbarrow in your bedroom. This is all perfectly normal and just a reminder that Nissen is getting hungry for his risengrød. Just so that you know, you can appease Nissen by making him a nice big bowl of risengrød. I’m going to help you get out of this potentially awkward situation by giving you the recipe. Try it out; you might like it (or your children will). The good thing about it is that you won’t have to eat anything for the next several hours after. Once you’ve cooked your risengrød, you’ll have to reserve a bowl for Nissen. Put it away in the attic and Nissen will be sure to eat it! After a few days, there won’t be anything left, proof that Nissen exists (if any was needed)! This is what you need for two people (you and Nissen!): 2.25 dl round-grain rice 1 dl water 1 l milk a pinch of salt 4 tablespoonfuls of sugar 1 tablespoonful of cinnamon 50g butter Pour the water with the rice into a sourcepan and let it boil for about 2 minutes. Then stir in the milk. Bring to boil and cover. Let it simmer for about 35 minutes, stirring frequently so as not to burn the milk. Add salt. Serve in a bowl with a spoonful of butter in the middle and the sugar and cinnamon springled all over grøden! Don’t forget Nissen! It will make his heart sing! And you won’t have to search for your missing socks anymore 🙂 Let me know if you enjoyed it. Can’t think why you wouldn’t! #<Category:0x00555fb5bd3c50> Show Edit Destroy
Weighted Blankets help you sleep GB The deep pressure touch of the blanket on your body has been shown to release serotonin in your brain, making you happier and more relaxed and promoting sleep #<Category:0x00555fb5bc36c0> Show Edit Destroy
French pharmacy comes to the rescue for cold sores FR I couldn't believe how well this medicine from France worked on my cold sore - it was extraordinary! However, it is not the cheapest way of riding yourself of these unsightly bores - every time you open a bottle of Hexomedine you can only keep it for 15 days and then it has to be thrown away. #<Category:0x00555fb5bbaea8> Show Edit Destroy
Tweak your morning routine FR Here's something I just wanted to share with you. Maybe it can inspire you to tweak your morning routine a bit. Maybe you're saying something like: "My morning routine has got nothing wrong with it!!!" and maybe you're right. But wouldn't it be fun to try something different? It's when we change our routines that new, brilliant ideas come come to life! So here's my thought. I'm sure you've heard a lot about mindfulness and meditation which are both excellent things. But do you do them? On a daily basis? Lots of the people I'm in contact with don't quite get round to doing them and I can't say that I blame them because I'm one of them! But before beating anybody up, here's what you could start doing that won't feel like an immense effort, I hope ;-) When you wake up in the morning, do you roll out of bed to prevent you from going back to sleep? Do you rush to the shower before being fully awake? Do you get your kids up, being just a tiny bit grumpy when they aren't quick enough, swallow your coffee and bundle everybody into the car before having had a thought that wasn't about being late? I think most people do but I think there's a different way of doing it that doesn't require an enormous amount of time and makes life so much more fun. Why don't you try it? So if you want to try it out this is how you could go about it: When you wake up, instead of pulling yourself out of bed, try sitting up (you don't want to fall asleep again, do you?). Then set some intentions! You could get out of bed and light a candle, get your medition cushion out and start meditating for the best part of the morning. But for some of us, this doesn't seem to be working! But why should we miss out on all the benefits of meditation and mindfulness just because we can't comply with the format? We too can have our own little moment of meditation, our own little (rebel) mindfulness workout! So you could start your day from the comfort of your bed by setting some intentions. You could ask yourself: How do I want to go through the day? What am I focusing on today? What are the projects that need my attention today? How am I contributing to my goal? What new possibilities am I inviting in to my life today? or any other question that you feel relevant. Then you could spend 5 minutes imagining yourself going through the day in a perfectly calm atmosphere. Any hassle? You just stay calm and composed. Any questions? You've got the answer. Time's short? You just become more efficient. Do you get the idea? That way you prepare your brain to deal in a perfectly adquate way with the challenges you could encounter. Instead of having some rash reactions to problems, you've primed your brain with a different way of tackling them! You can also plan your day ahead from your bed! With a clear mind, you can figure out how you can get everything fitted in so that you won't be inviting in stress and guilt during the day. Try it for a few days and see whether this doesn't help you eliminate stress. I think it also helps you feel good about what you do because you'll be in a proactive mode instead of in a reactive mode. Does that make sense? If you do daily meditations, visualizations and stay mindful in everything you do, keep at it! You're doing great! But for the rest of us who still need to practice, I've found this to be not only effective but so much more ENJOYABLE :-) Welcome in a new feeling of being in charge! Let me know what works for you, please! #<Category:0x00555fb5b71410> Show Edit Destroy
Iron deficiency Conneticut US Hair falling out or thinning? Feeling tired, weak, dizzy and have frequent headaches & brittle nails? Get your iron levels checked. Iron deficiency is commonly seen in women of child bearing age, pregnant women, those that consume a poor diet, vegetarians who don't replace meat with iron-rich foods, heavy menstrual bleeding, infants & children born prematurely and experiencing a rapid growth spurt..... If you have 1 or more symptoms, an iron supplement can rev up your energy levels, and encourage healthy, fresh blood oxygen delivery to the lungs, spleen,bone marrow, muscles and cells. #<Category:0x00555fb5b2a358> Show Edit Destroy
Link between Yoga And Self-Awareness GB There is a lot of research into the link between a regular yoga practise and self-awareness #<Category:0x00555fb59b8268> Show Edit Destroy
Arthritis can be caused by vegetables/fruit US Norman F. Childers, Ph.D., is the founder of the Arthritis Nightshades Research Foundation. He has the following to say on this subject: “Diet appears to be a factor in the etiology of arthritis based on surveys of over 1400 volunteers during a 20-year period. Plants in the drug family, Solanaceae (nightshades) are an important causative factor in arthritis in sensitive people.” Nightshades are specific group of plants belonging to the solanaceae family includes over 2.000 species. They are a loss one of the most popular foods consumed today . They include: -Tomatoes (all varieties, including tomatillos) -Potatoes (all varieties, NOT sweet potatoes or yams) -Eggplant (aubergine) -Okra -Artichokes -Peppers (all varieties such as bell pepper, wax pepper, green & red peppers, chili peppers, cayenne, paprika, etc) -Goji berries -Tomarillos (a plum-like fruit from Peru) -Sorrel -Garden Huckleberry & Blueberries (contain the alkaloids that induce inflammation) Soya sous made in the U.S. is generally made with genetically modified (GMO) soy beans, which are cut with the nightshade plant Petunia. A healthier option is to purchase Braggs Amino Acids at your health food store. It is naturally fermented soy sauce and the only other ingredient is spring water….it tastes exactly the same as other soy sauces only this one is pure. There is also blueberries, huckleberries, Goji berries and ashwaganda which contains the same inflammation inducing alkaloids. Nightshades induce through specific chemical known as solanine. This chemical irritates gastrointestinal track  and when absorbed in to blood stream it can cause the destruction of the oxygen carrying red blood cells. It's recommended to stay away from this group of vegetables/fruit for three months if you experiencing any symptoms of arthritis, low energy or asthma. After three months begin to reintroduce one nightshade at a time. Take note of any aches, pains, stiffness, and loss of energy, headaches, respiratory problems or any other symptoms. You may find as I did, that the quality of your daily health will dramatically improve after eliminating nightshades from your diet. #<Category:0x00555fb4d3e280> Show Edit Destroy
Stop Smoking in One Hour London GB Why stop smoking? In the many methods available, it is important to choose the one you feel comfortable with. How can an attempt to quit smoking be comfortable? Yes, it can. I believe that anything in life can be a joy. How about feeling good about yourself that you have already made the decision to stop? Just imagine. It is that simple. Just smile at the thought that you have done it already. It is a life changing decision, yes, it is. According to some American research valuation it is a life extending decision. Non-smokers live 14 years longer… wow… If average in your family life span is 80 and the grandpa smoked 40 a day and still made it to 85, lucky you but you have probably heard that the ‘ciggies’ now are made a little bit different. I can’t tell but I take it into consideration because everything changes. This means only 60 instead of 85 years of life? You may say the last few may not be a big deal and why life so long when you can shorter to the full… Well, let me tell you why it does make sense and it is worth living 14 years longer. Just look back at life 14 years ago and imagine you were not here for those 14 years… You may well think that you have just started having a time of your life time. What if it is likely to get even better? If you have kids, you will want to see them longer and see what they do with their life – what a joy to see that. And what if you can see the technology progressing? The world is evolving for sure at one speed or another, here and there even if the media does not show it all. And think of the movies you can watch in 14 years? Even if you cannot travel around the world at the senior age comfortably, you can enjoy the movies, music and maybe you choose to settle in a sweet and fresh countryside. Maybe… but maybe you will be dying slowly from the severe illnesses causes by years of inhaled toxins… think twice. Choose health. It only takes a moment to make a life changing decision. What do you choose? Stop Smoking – the advantages of hypnosis treatment over other methods. So you want to quit? Great, I am happy for you already. I once was a smoker too. I happened to quit with and without any help for long periods of time but having experienced hypnosis I had to admit, it was extraordinary and instant. Why I love hypnosis for stop smoking? - It is a big time saver!!! - It is simple and instant. - It is 100% natural. - You get other benefits and experience of deep hypnosis including deep relaxation. It only takes one hour of your time when you choose the Stop smoking in One Hour Therapy. Occasionally a short up to 30 min back up session is required. Add your travel time for a session and know that one appointment is all what it takes. In this one hour you can extend your life spam expectancy by 14 years. No weekly meetings, No need to attend support groups and circles but if that is the reason why it appeals to you, you can still do so. If the cigarettes are an avenue to socialize and they clearly are why not to make the reason for having stopped smoking a new reason to socialize as well? Maybe it is worth starting a stop smoking with hypnosis fun club and get together? There is no need for a course of appointments, long meetings, shopping for aids, plasters, pills, struggles of will, waiting for effects, counting, comparing, etc. The biggest benefit when you stop smoking with hypnosis is health and brain performance. Smoking causes brain damage and leads to severe neurological damage. Therefore the true choice is to become less or more intelligent. Health is wealth. Intelligence helps. Why many find it hard to stop smoking? Smoking is a habit. What we practice becomes a habit. In order to break the habit, we need an effort to work on it. It is good that we do not loose habits suddenly as if we did it would be disruptive in our lives. What if we were driving along in a car and just go out of control because we had lost the habit. For the subconscious the habit is neither good or bad, it is just a habit. No one likes the taste of the first cigarette. When you started smoking it wasn’t a bad habit. You wanted to do it so you practiced enough and it became habit. It only becomes a bad habit when you want to give it up but find that you cannot. On some level you gain a satisfaction form smoking despite knowing all the health risks. Now you know that instead of prolonging the harm to the bod, you can say yes to healthier life in one hour. Internationally famous Stop Smoking in One Hour Therapy will assist you to make this change fast. The technique was endorsed by the Health Minister of Malaysia as an approved method for smoking cessation in his country. The ‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ technique is well tested and precisely crafted together as a potent combination in order to succeed and achieve the high 95% success rate. The Advanced Hypnotherapy Technique has been mastered in the UK by the expert in the field, Valerie Austin, and has been in operation for over 20 years. Valerie has trained an elite group of therapists facilitating the Stop Smoking in One Hour Therapy. Stop smoking then what? The answer is simple. Stop Smoking and start living healthy. Making a decision to become a non smoker is a decision towards healthier life style. It is a choice to step into new different reality where we truly embrace our well-being. It is a decision to care. Say YES to health in one hour. Stop smoking and start living healthy. #<Category:0x00555fb4d15c68> Show Edit Destroy
Moment app US Download the Moment app off the App Store (free!) which tells you how much time a day you spend on your phone (excluding phone calls). Pro features (which you have to pay for) include setting daily limits, reminders, and screen free time where you can lock your iPhone #<Category:0x00555fb4cfe2e8> Show Edit Destroy
Add more "Ion" to your life Brooklyn US We all have our affirmations, rituals, prayers, sayings and people that inspire us. It’s our box of “A little dash of this and that” where we pickax into it when it’s needed. In the morning, I give my body a Reiki treatment, then I repeat a few affirmations starting with “It is safe for me…” or “Today and all the days to come, I choose…”, I pick a card from one of my numerous decks and I eat my breakfast, sit at the table and without doing anything except focusing on my food. Then, I go for a run or a Pilates/yoga class and finally after my morning routine, I turn on my computer and phone and I say “It’s a beautiful day to work.” (Yes, for the fans of Grey’s Anatomy, I took Derek’s sentence!) In the evening, I journal, I think about my day, where I felt challenged, happy, serene, anxious. In a way, it’s a scan of my day. I give another Reiki treatment to my body, I turn off my phone and computer and I read a book, take a bath … I just relax in the knowing that my day went perfectly well and tomorrow is another day. When I feel discouraged and my thoughts start arguing between my ego and my love voice, I have on my wall, just above my computer, a “Boost Mood” board where I wrote three things. One is the song by King Los “Become a King”, another is a little note by one of my best friends and the last one is my five words in “ion” Motivation You can do it. You went through so many things that you are not going to give up just before the finish line. I believe in you. Get back on track. We are all motivated for you. Go! Dedication I dedicate my life to serve my world and, especially, women. I want to empower women through my business. This is why I am here, living this life and staying committed to it. I am dedicated to achieve all of my dreams and even more. Moderation Moderation is the key to a healthy lifestyle. You can eat whatever you want as long as it’s within moderation. Don’t frustrate your body if you want a cookie. Eat it with pleasure and not in a rush like you’re afraid of being punished! Your body knows what it wants to eat, trust it. Perception If you don’t like the thing that you see, stop wanting to change the thing. Instead, change your perception. This is the only thing that you can change. Stop wasting your energy and mind on things and people that you can’t do anything about! Focus on you and on your perception and you will see how the world will be a better and safer place for you to grow and blossom. Passion Love what you do. Be passionate every day. Be passionate about the woman that you are, about the people that you love, about your house, your clients, your work, the weather, your city, your clothes, your family and so on… Be passionate. Be happy. Smile. When I read my three notes, I am always re-boosted and ready to go back into my personal boxing ring. What about you? Do you have any rituals? Any great affirmations that you would like to share with your friends/family? Any “Boost mood” boards? If not, maybe it’s time to create something for your own personal growth and wellbeing. Think about it! #<Category:0x00555fb4cea0b8> Show Edit Destroy
Nourishing Shea Hair Mask IN Something that I've always had an issue with is split ends. Despite the fact that I trim my hair every other month, it always seems to dry out quite quickly. I searched and searched for DIY hair masks online, and this one made the biggest difference. #<Category:0x00555fb4cd9f10> Show Edit Destroy
Get Relief with 'acupuncture' Shanghai CN Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are the most common job-related injuries and are responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injuries. One of the most well-known types of repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) accounts for over two million visits to physicians' offices and approximately 465,000 carpal tunnel release operations each year, making it the most frequent surgery of the hand and wrist. Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries include tightness, stiffness, pain, tingling, numbness, coldness and loss of strength in the arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury that refers specifically to the inflammation of a specific ligament that puts pressure on the median ner Acupuncture is extremely effective for treating repetitive stress injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome; eliminating the need for surgery or the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. In fact, one of the most common reasons that people get acupuncture is for repetitive stress injuries. Recent studies even suggest that acupuncture may be more effective than corticosteroids when it comes to treating CTS. Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the index, middle and ring fingers. Pain can sometimes travel up the arm and affect the shoulder. The symptoms often first appear during the night. As symptoms worsen, people might feel pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm during the day. Decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. If not properly treated, CTS can cause irreversible nerve damage and permanent deterioration of muscle tissue. Diagnosis and Treatment of Repetitive Stress Injuries with Acupuncture: From a Chinese medicine perspective, a repetitive stress injury is seen as a disruption of the flow of Qi and Blood within the area which is due to cold, dampness or wind penetrating the muscles and sinews. Acupuncture points, stretching exercises, herbal remedies and nutritional supplements are chosen to treat accordingly. In addition to reducing the swelling, inflammation and pain, acupuncture addresses any headaches, neck pain, shoulder stiffness and sleeping problems that often accompany this condition. Your treatment may also take into account any underlying conditions that contribute to the development of RSI including posture, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid problems, diabetes, and hormonal changes of pregnancy and menopause. #<Category:0x00555fb4cb3748> Show Edit Destroy
Chinese medcine for Endometriosis Sydney AU What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus. It is a gynecological condition that can cause severe pelvic and abdominal pain, excess menstrual bleeding and/or infertility. The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with your menstrual period. Although many women experience cramping during their menstrual period, women with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that's far worse than usual. They also tend to report that the pain increases over time. Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis may include: 1. Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before your period and extend several days into your period. You may also have lower back and abdominal pain. 2. Pain with intercourse. Pain during or after sex is common with endometriosis. 3. Pain with bowel movements or urination. You're most likely to experience these symptoms during your period. 4. Excessive bleeding - You may experience occasional heavy periods or bleeding between periods. 5. Infertility - Endometriosis is first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility. 6. Other symptoms - You may also experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods. Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping. IBS can accompany endometriosis, which can complicate the diagnosis. Western medical treatment is limited to pain management using hormonal drugs, pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery. Western medicine has no cure, and because the problem recurs, women suffering with endometriosis spend decades of their lives taking hormonal and pain reducing drugs, and struggle with fertility. Most women undergo several surgeries, and many women have accompanying illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and immune system dysfunction. Chinese medicine looks at endometriosis on a different light: A non-invasive, more soothing approach to diminishing endometriosis is found in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture, massage, and herbal therapy have all been linked with success regarding this condition. Traditional Chinese medicine considers endometriosis as a condition of Blood Stasis, which means that the woman' s blood circulation is poor. The TCM treatment for endometriosis attempts to increase circulation, removing any blockages, that supplies blood to the body. A common method for this is the use of Chinese herbs which have 'blood & Qi' regulating properties to ease 'stuck' areas allowing for free flowing of blood around the body. Acupuncture can also be used to treat endometriosis. This can help to both relieve any painful symptoms of the condition as well as to help balance the body's hormones. When acupuncture needles are applied to specific points along merdians, balance can be restored and blood stasis dissolved. The liver and kidneys are thought to be two of the most important organs regarding fertility and menses in traditional Chinese medicine. When acupuncture is performed with attention to these organs, many of the various pains of endometriosis can be alleviated. Lastly, it is thought that high levels of stress can contribute to the cause of endometriosis. Another form of TCM that can help to regain good 'Qi' or to maintain optimal health is the practice of massage. In particular, the Tui Na massage is thought to be beneficial for endometriosis. This massage focuses on the grasping and pulling of certain muscle groups, and serves as a painkiller. Traditional Chinese Medicine is often thought to be more effective and a more comfortable treatment for endometriosis than the alternative Western courses of action, and should be considered a powerful aid for women suffering from any of these unfortunate symptoms. Treatment should be accompanied by changes in diet and lifestyle. Improve immune system to avoid sickness, infection, allergy, autoimmune system disorder etc. An important tip: scheduling relaxing mind-body connection exercises is key to reduce stress levels and increase blood flow to bring the body to complete balance. Yoga has shown to be very beneficial. #<Category:0x00555fb4c9f8d8> Show Edit Destroy
Remember that confidence is not a requirement for doing something GB We often think that we need confidence in order to take the step and do the thing we are afraid of doing. But this isn't true. Confidence comes as a RESULT of taking the action, so we never do it, we will never get the confidence! #<Category:0x00555fb4c8f370> Show Edit Destroy
Supercharge everyone with Omega fish oils to keep brains firing on all cylinders GB There are some amazing food sources of EPA and DHA, salmon, nuts, seeds and avocados that will improve concentration, but supplementing can be useful. I love Bare Biology. #<Category:0x00555fb4c87698> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid Irritants London GB May sound like common sense but if you have a mouth ulcer the last thing it needs is irritation. Be mindful of what you're eating and drinking. #<Category:0x00555fb4f56ce8> Show Edit Destroy
Gluten-free diet Zurich CH Depression is one of the most common signs of a gluten intolerance. Leading a gluten free diet or a reduced gluten free diet can grealty diminish depression. Focus on what you CAN eat versus what you CAN'T eat #<Category:0x00555fb4f435d0> Show Edit Destroy
Herbs & spices London GB Don’t underestimate herbs and spices. Not only do they add a range of diverse flavours to our meals they have some serious impressive properties including reducing inflammation and enhancing digestion. #<Category:0x00555fb4f27678> Show Edit Destroy
Best essential oils for beating acne GB Having suffered from acne for over 20 years I know I thing or two about which natural remedies work well. I have found three EXCELLENT oils that can be used neat on the skin (i.e. applied directly onto the skin without being diluted). I have also used many conventional medical products, including accutane treatment, and found these oils supported my skin while I underwent all sorts of treatment, including antibiotic creams etc. #<Category:0x00555fb4f0f410> Show Edit Destroy
Appreciate what you have! Tel Aviv IL Look in the mirror every day and tell yourself how lucky you are. #<Category:0x00555fb4ef7720> Show Edit Destroy
Iron supplements GB In women hair loss is less common than in men, however is associated with a great deal of social stigma. One of the most common reasons for this hair loss or thinning is a low level of iron in the blood. Taking regular iron supplements, available from any pharmacy, can cause hair growth and thickening. #<Category:0x00555fb4ee3478> Show Edit Destroy
Food to help support symtoms of eczema GB As it’s an inflammatory condition look at an anti-inflammatory diet in the first instance. • Reduce meat and dairy products. Reduce the intake of animal protein from red meat such as beef, pork, lamb because this is attached to high levels saturated fat. Increase vegetarian sources of protein. This includes beans, lentils, pulses, soy products, nuts. • Dairy is often a problem especially in babies and children. • Increase the intake of essential fatty acids from oily fish (mackerel, salmon, trout), nuts and seeds (almonds, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower). • Use linseeds (flaxseed) or its oils. Good levels of omega 3 and also fibre. • Avoid refined carbohydrates and sugars, confectionery etc. Increase the intake of complex carbohydrates from whole grains. Increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables for their antioxidant content (particularly yellow and green vegetables, and red and dark berries). • Reduce the intake of stimulating drinks such as tea and coffee as these affect the adrenal glands and encourage the stress response, which can be a contributory factor. • Recommend a cream to stop the itching. Chamomile, Aloe Vera or Calendula can be soothing as long as not allergic to them. • Nutrients to heal the skin. Vitamin C in citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, sprouted seeds, black currants, tomatoes and peppers and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin E in wheat germ oil, nuts and seeds, fish, eggs, avocados, green vegetables. Zinc in oysters, fish, liver, brewers yeast, eggs, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms. Quercetin in onions, shallots, celery, red apples and red grapes is a good anti-histamine. #<Category:0x00555fb4ecb760> Show Edit Destroy
Gaviscon London GB Gaviscon tablets clear heartburn. #<Category:0x00555fb4eb3570> Show Edit Destroy
Raw Cacao Every Day Helps Boost Happiness! GE Raw Cacao has a huge number of benefits including it increases the release of endorphins which can help to create a ‘feel good’ buzz and help improve your mood. Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter). #<Category:0x00555fb4e9f160> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin B6 for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CA Vitamin B6 has been shown in studies to help in many people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Mild B6 insufficiencies are quite common in the western diet. If you are deficient (ask your doctor to check) doses of 2.5-25mg/day may be beneficial. #<Category:0x00555fb4e7f180> Show Edit Destroy
Sleep King! US If you are exhausted there is one and ONLY one cure. SLEEP! Don't kid yourself, without sleep you cannot lose weight, recover, get stronger etc. Adjust your lifestyle to address your sleep issue. #<Category:0x00555fb4e6b270> Show Edit Destroy
10 pre-sleep habits you should get in to GB Sleep is an essential and important part of our daily cycle, when work is done in the body and brain to repair and restore balance and health. Insomnia can take many forms: difficulty getting to sleep, wakeful and restless sleep, early waking before fully rested, and difficulty to get back to sleep. Let’s look at the first of these, difficulty getting to sleep. The key here is adopt healthy pre-bedtime habits. Some of these include: #<Category:0x00555fb4e4afc0> Show Edit Destroy
Farting? Give up gum New York US If you struggle with farting a lot you should definitely consider cutting out chewing gum. This is for two reasons; one, when you chew gum you will be swallowing more air than usual, which will lead to flatulence. Two, your gum will almost certainly contain the ingredients sorbitol, xylitol or mannitol, which are not easily digested by your body so will travel to your colon and feed bacteria residing there. There they will then produce the dreaded gas! #<Category:0x00555fb4e27bb0> Show Edit Destroy
Take a time out GB Whenever I get mad or really angry at work I go outside or take a minute to myself. Changing my space is so important and helps me calm down. #<Category:0x00555fb4fcb660> Show Edit Destroy
Food Journaling US Write down every single thing you eat and drink for two weeks. Write down the time you eat, the environment you're eating in, the emotions you are feeling. Write down the sensations the food brings to you as you eat. Record how you feel after you eat, and start to see if you notice any trends. Pay attention to your sleep and record how you feel in the morning, how many hours you slept, and how well you slept. After two weeks of journaling, check to see if you notice any patterns. Take a break from foods that seem to cause digestive distress and see if your sleep and energy improve. #<Category:0x00555fb4fb35b0> Show Edit Destroy
Flat Belly 101 LB This infused water recipe will help you get rid of excess fats and water retention It also gives a delighting feeling of detoxification ...and wellbeing x #<Category:0x00555fb4f9ab28> Show Edit Destroy
Love and Goodness AT So many tips at or even <a href="">here</a> #<Category:0x00555fb4f82ac8> Show Edit Destroy
Reading London GB Reading can make your eyes tired and therefore sleepy Make sure it’s a boring book as it will definitly send you to sleep! #<Category:0x00555fb4f72b00> Show Edit Destroy
Lux (Android app) GB For social media addicts like me who like to check their phones just before bed - its always tricky to then turn your brain off. Instead of putting away your phone, use Lux. The app dims your screen automatically to help calm your brain down before bedtime, or you can adjust it yourself for a perfect wind down! #<Category:0x00555fb4f65108> Show Edit Destroy
Viagra or Cialis Guildford GB Go to your GP and they may prescribe you one of these medications. They are part of a family of drugs called ‘phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors’ and work to temporarily increase blood flow to the penis. They last for about 8 hours and are best taken on an empty stomach for maximum efficiency. WARNING- speak to your GP about other conditions you may have as these drugs are not recommended for use by men with certain heart conditions. #<Category:0x00555fb508b140> Show Edit Destroy
Stay hydrated GB Migraines can be caused by dehydration, so it's crucial that you always stay hydrated. #<Category:0x00555fb507b240> Show Edit Destroy
Dissolve Anxiety: Somatic Psychology US Follow these simple 5 steps below: #<Category:0x00555fb5066db8> Show Edit Destroy
Breathe your way to less anxiety GB When we feel anxious our breath often gets short and can make us feel lightheaded - which simply heightens the anxiety! My favourite breathing technique when this happens is to simply count a longer exhale than inhale to help balance the Carbon Dioxide levels in the body. #<Category:0x00555fb50526d8> Show Edit Destroy
How to ease anxiety with Lavender Essential Oil London GB Anxiety can be a debilitating condition. It can creep out of nowhere and when it hits one feels totally powerless. I have found Lavender oil to be particularly helpful. Use lavender every day to get ahead of anxiety and calm your central nervous system. #<Category:0x00555fb5045820> Show Edit Destroy
What AM I thinking FR A lot of us are overwhelmed by the sheer number of thoughts we have in a day! “Tell me something new,” you might be saying. But did you know that roughly 60.000 thoughts pass through our brains a day and that 95% of them are identical to the ones we had yesterday? Step back a little and think about what this implies. 95% of 60.000 thoughts a day = number of identical thoughts per day … that makes 57.000! How many never changing thoughts pass through your head in a week, in two months, in a year?  Work it out! No, no, only kidding. Imagining the number is more than enough! Don’t you find this slightly alarming? If 95% of our thoughts are the same every day doesn’t this remind you of an old scratched or dusty CD that keeps jumping back to the same two seconds of music without end? It means that we spend our time thinking over the same old things!!! If 95% of our thoughts come back to us day after day it means that we are preoccupied or worried. They can disturb us, prevent us from living our lives to the full, from being efficient when we need to, from being attentive to what we are doing.. It seemed interesting to me to take a closer look at this subject here in order to find out where our thoughts really are! In fact, finding out where our thoughts go will help us unveil the secret to what is preoccupying us, what could be blocking us from moving forwards with our projects or simply what is preventing us from moving in the direction that we want! That’s why I’ve made this simple exercise (that you must do without cheating, I’m counting on you!!!) I think that thanks to it you’ll find out what is occupying your mind… and possibly what the CD is that you’ve been playing #<Category:0x00555fb50f54c8> Show Edit Destroy
Worry Time US Instead of allowing worries to take over your day, decide on a designated 'worry time' of 15 minutes each day. Write worries down during the day as you have them and instead of dwelling on them, save them until worry time. During worry time, focus intently on the worries and on finding solutions for the worries if you can. There may well be worries that you can't do anything about. Recognise which worries you can't control and remind yourself to let go of them. #<Category:0x00555fb50e1680> Show Edit Destroy
Talk it out GB Anxiety presents itself in many physical ways but from my experience talking it out, dealing with the emotions with someone, might help you find where it comes from and give you some answers. This is a good starting point and then you could bring in some mindfulness, meditation practice, breathing exercises and some reiki healing to rebalance the body, mind and emotions. #<Category:0x00555fb50d13c0> Show Edit Destroy
Spring Cleanse to Prevent Allergies US Just before winter turns into spring- from March to May- take from 2 weeks to two months to cleanse and prepare the body for the transition into spring and to prevent allergies. Doing the cleanse for 6-8 weeks is best. Begin with two weeks of a mono-diet consisting of only kitchari (a well-known south Asian dish consisting of split mung dhal, basmati rice and various spices) and organic leafy greens. Abstain from alcohol, coffee, black tea (green tea in moderation is ok), all dairy products, gluten, meat, fish, nuts and seeds, grains, beans and legumes, processed sugar and fruit. Drink as much water and ginger infused tea as you'd like while eating kitchari for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, after speaking with your primary physician, take the recommended dosage of cleansing Indian herbs Guggulu, Manjistha, Turmeric, and Mahasudarshan (chireta, kutki, guduchi). All can be found at an Indian grocery store or at After two or even three weeks of the kitchari diet start introducing nuts and seeds (except for peanuts and cashews!) into your diet as well as organic fruit, grains and legumes. Continue to avoid alcohol, coffee, black tea, meat and flour products. At the end of the cleanse start to slowly re-introduce your regular diet. I recommend keeping meat, dairy and flour products/gluten to a minimum throughout the spring and summer to keep the sneezing, coughing and mucus build up at bay. Have them once every two weeks or so depending on how bad your allergies are. Avoid processed foods, especially processed sugar at all times and always eat seasonally. Check out what produce is featured at your local market and enjoy! #<Category:0x00555fb50bccb8> Show Edit Destroy
Garlic for the Throat CA Feel a sore throat coming on? Try this! #<Category:0x00555fb50ace08> Show Edit Destroy
Eat more fibre! GB Yes fibre is a carbohydrate unfortunatley, but fibre is so important as it feeds the good bacteria in your gut! Bacterial diversity in the gut has many benefits including better digestion, increased immunity, and also helps with metabolism. Fibre is also important for digestion, regularity, weight management, and blood sugar regulation. Eating fibre rich foods will keep you fuller for longer, and hence suppresses any unwanted food cravings. #<Category:0x00555fb5018d70> Show Edit Destroy
Easy Meal Prep for Weight Loss US Meal planning and prep is key to making lasting healthy changes. I made these up (actually 5 of them) in as long as it took me to place chicken breasts and the vegetables on baking sheets. I baked them all at the same time and divided them into these containers. I covered them and threw them in the freezer for my husband to take to work as he gets tired of salads over and over. So good, nutritious and easy! #<Category:0x00555fb50089c0> Show Edit Destroy
Stress Spinner GB This new stress spinner is ideal for calming your nerves, relieving your stress and boosting your concentration - perfect cure for your fidgeting habits! #<Category:0x00555fb4ff2620> Show Edit Destroy
What a triggers list is and why you should have one. GB During this article, I speak from experience on how I have used a triggers list to help me monitor my depression and anxiety and stay well. A trigger is an event, word, person, situation or external circumstance which produces an uncomfortable response in you. It often feels like an uncontrolled reaction. Let's start at the beginning before I knew what a trigger was. The day I realised I hated myself was a revelation to me. I remember it so clearly. I was sat in my childhood bedroom at my parent's house and I thought, "Wow, you really hate yourself don't you". Depression has a funny way of creeping up on you and taking away your basic self care and love for yourself. I was in the midst of my breakdown, I wasn't getting out of bed most days, but I always had a glimmer of hope, my tenacious attitude, alongside the need and desire to get better. I remember that day, like it was yesterday. It was such a confession for me. It was one of those "ah ha" moments, suddenly so many things made so much sense. This is why I let people treat me like sh*t, I thought. This is why I berate myself and never give myself a moments peace because I hate myself. I really hate myself. That's why I never stand up for myself. That's why I eat and eat and eat until my stomach hurts, even when I know I am full. That's why I purposefully stay up watching crap on TV even when my body is screaming at me to go to sleep. I'm punishing myself. In little ways, I am digging at myself as I feel like I deserve to be punished and hated. WOW! The day after this revelation was the day I started working with affirmations. I had watched the Louise Hay documentary, You can heal your life, a few days before and remembered some of the ones she had said. I remember her saying something along the lines of.... "be kind to yourself, love yourself, it's easy, it's only a thought you have to change and you can do it! It's like cleaning a house, it doesn't matter what room you start in, if you keep going eventually your whole house will be clean." From somewhere inside I realised in order to beat my depression and get out of bed I had to learn to love myself and in order to heal, I had to be nice to myself in the process. So that's what I did. I started writing and reciting affirmations daily. I wrote them out and stuck them everywhere. I always worked to the same 4 point plan to write them (message me for a free copy of my 4 Ps of affirmation writing). Yes, but what had this all got to do with triggers I hear you ask... Well, I'm still healing and learning, it's a daily choice to get better and stay well. I'd say I'm 98% well now. I manage my depression and anxiety by checking in with myself and being aware of my triggers. Think about all those small choices you make each day that are towards or away from self-care, they add up. Honestly, they add up. That decision to not go to yoga, I'll meditate tomorrow. I'll snooze, just. One. More. Time. Recognising, understanding and freeing yourself from your triggers will help you heal faster and hopefully stay well long term. So how did I recognise my triggers and create my triggers list? First things first you need to start becoming aware of your feelings and behaviour. No more projecting your stuff onto others, you have to take responsibility for yourself. This can be hard when you've been hiding from yourself for years like I did. I started to keep a diary. In the diary, I would note down situations, people, and circumstances that made me feel low. If I couldn't get out of bed one day I'd think about why and note down things like the type of food I'd had, how much sleep I'd been getting and who I'd been hanging out with. I'd note down how I felt when I spent time in certain places and with certain people. You're soon able to get quite a clear of the things, people, situations, places etc... That make you feel good and the ones which trigger negative reactions and emotions. Now for the hard bit... You have to start to filter out all the things which trigger you and/ or learn to respond in a different way. I would recommend you start small, work with your cycles, nothing in nature blooms all year long, so you are entitled to your low points too. I have learned to keep my low points to a minimum, my social anxiety is all but a distant memory now because I keep myself in check and I love and nurture myself daily. In my opinion, it helps to learn your triggers and have a checklist you follow if things are getting out of balance. Heres my triggers list: #<Category:0x00555fb4fe29c8> Show Edit Destroy
Switch up your exercises London GB Add variety to your workouts and make it fun. We are so fortunate that we have so many different exercise and class options available to us. Don’t stick to the same exercise class and form of exercise. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is as we know the definition of insanity. If you want to see change, add variety to your workouts. #<Category:0x00555fb5141df0> Show Edit Destroy
Ten suggestions for a morning ritual. GB Here are 10 things you could include in your morning ritual. #<Category:0x00555fb512dcd8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat probiotic-containing foods regularly for a stronger immune system US When probiotics are incorporated into a nutritious, balanced diet regularly, your immune system can get a boost and stay strong to prevent you from getting sick! Probiotics help clean out the gut and prevent "bad" bacteria from taking over. #<Category:0x00555fb511c870> Show Edit Destroy
Salt & Pepper GB Tooth aches can be extremely painful and annoying. One of the best DIY and natural remedies I've tried is to mix salt and pepper with water to form a paste, then apply it directly to the affected area in your mouth. Leave the paste on for a few minutes and repeat daily until the pain subsides. #<Category:0x00555fb5183e08> Show Edit Destroy
Garlic US Garlic has antifungal properties. So try to eat as much as possible if you're suffering from athlete's foot! Applying garlic juice directly to the affected area is also an effective treatment - do this twice a day. #<Category:0x00555fb5178198> Show Edit Destroy
How grounding can help you release stress GB Grounding is essentially connecting to the Earth or sending our energy down towards the earth. When you complete a Reiki treatment it is very important to re-ground your client at the end of the session to ensure their energy isn’t “bouncing” all over the place and that they feel balanced once the treatment is finished. Before you stop reading and think I'm some sort of woo-woo kook, let's look at it practically for a second. Think how good you feel when you walk barefoot in the grass or on the beach with the sand between your toes. Why do you think it is, especially when we live in a huge metropolis like London, that we long for our Summer break? Yes, it could be because we work so hard we need a break, or it could be we’re looking to ground. Usually when we feel stressed, unbalanced and disconnected it’s because we are desperate for grounding. We used to ground naturally every day, but then rubber-soled shoes and concrete came were developed and without realising, we disconnected ourselves and our energy body from the Earth’s natural energy source. Here's the science bit. The Earth is charged with negative ions. Ions are molecules which can be negatively or positively charged. A negative ion is an atom or molecule that's gained one or more negatively charged electrons. These negative ions are actually good for the Human body. In fact Michael Terman, Ph.D. found through an extensive study that negative ions can have an antidepressant effect in as little as 30 minutes if they are found in high enough concentrations. Now I LOVE London but it is a positive ions jungle. Most of us, but especially us city dwellers are surrounded by positive ions, think wifi, mobile signals, and electronics. We need to balance this out with negative ions and that's where grounding comes in. Grounding in relation to your meridians and chakras If you look at the meridian system, it looks like we connect to the earth's energy via our KD1 point (an acupuncture point on the kidney meridian) located at the base of our foot. This is a yin meridian and carries energy up from the ground through our body. The kidneys are the seat of courage and willpower, and therefore any impairment in kidney meridian could result in feelings of fear, paranoia, and stress. The Kidney meridian covers the whole length of your body from your foot up to your tongue, so when it connects with the Earth it can deliver fresh energy to your whole body. Another way we can ground ourselves is via our root chakra. Our root chakra's main function is to ground us. It governs our perception of how safe we feel in the World, it's our survival center and covers home, family, roots, discipline, and stillness. The Root Chakra is the first energy center in your body, located at the perineum and represented by the colour red. One way you can ground using the root chakra is to practice the yoga asana Mountain Pose or to stand with your feet hip-width apart and gently bounce as you visualise yourself sending energy down to the ground. How can grounding help with stress? If you are experiencing anxiety, loneliness, and stress it is likely you have become ungrounded. The definition of stress is, "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances." so in order to help we can remove ourselves from the demanding circumstances (think office) and try one of these grounding techniques: Once you have re-established your connection to Mother Earth and grounded yourself, you should feel a sense of calm and relaxation. Maybe even a sense of 'coming home'. We're often so disconnected from ourselves and nature that when we slow down, reconnect and bathe in the negative ions we really can bring back a sense of space, calm and clarity and release stress. #<Category:0x00555fb5567b28> Show Edit Destroy
Alcohol & Balance US Maintaining the decision to pursue a healthier lifestyle might be the struggle of everyone when it comes to parties and drinks with friends. It usually follows a night of binge eating and morning hangover with a greasy meal and thus, a crash of all the good habits we built before that night. #<Category:0x00555fb560edb0> Show Edit Destroy
The truth about motivation and the secret to reaching any goal GB Many promises are made and broken in the name of motivation. You promise you’ll get fit, learn a new language, get a new job or even just read that book you’ve been meaning to read. These things are great, but if we are being honest they only ever live in the moment. In reality it usually goes a bit more like this: • “I’m waiting for motivation to strike” • “I don’t feel like it right now” • “I can’t be bothered.” I’m sorry to break it to you but motivation just doesn’t last. In fact, truth be told motivation is a bit of a tease. It comes crashing into your life like a shot of adrenaline or jolt of electricity, inspiring the crap out of you before vanishing into thin air. You end up scrambling to do as much as possible in the short period you’re motivated, trying to squeeze as much as possible out of the feeling but it always ends the same way, with goals and dreams left by the wayside as motivation fizzles out. You need to act but what do you do? It would seem you are willing to do almost anything in pursuit of your goal, except, ensure its survival. So, like most people you will probably end up doing nothing. The secret is to use the time in which you are motivated to set up systems to ensure you continue striving for your goal after motivation has faded. 3 systems to help you stay on track once the motivation has gone Goal setting Goal setting is the road map for your journey and will keep you on course long after motivation has faded. It lets you focus on the here and now whilst keeping you safe in the knowledge that everything you’re doing is taking you closer to your overall goal. Your goals can be broken into 3 sections: • Long-term • Mid-term • Short-term A good way to think of your long-term goal is as the platform on which you base all your other goals. It must be as detailed as you can possibly make it at this point. It serves as the foundation for everything else and helps to provide a structured and well thought out set of goals for you to follow. Once you’ve done this you then need to decide what needs to be done to get you there, these are your mid-term goals. Once you’ve decided these you then need to figure out how to reach your mid-term and therefore your long-term goals, these are your short-term goals. The idea is that by planning what needs to be done and setting these goals know what needs to be done and how to do it. Accountability Accountability is powerful tool to keep you on track when motivation disappears and plays on the emotion of not wanting to let yourself or someone else down. Any desire to change must come from within and when you decide to be responsible for your future you become accountable to yourself. This means every time you waver in dedication to your goal you must remind yourself why you are doing it, look past the current moment to the bigger picture and push yourself stay on track. If you find this isn’t enough then get yourself a buddy. Someone to pick you up when you’re down and push you forwards when your willpower is low. This gives you dual accountability which means when you struggle to get motivated you’ll have someone else to help keep you on track. If you still find yourself struggling to stay on task, then the next step would be to join a community or group of like-minded people. Now, not only will multiple people now be relying on you but there may be an element of healthy competition to spur you on. Mindset Getting into the right mindset is vital for long-term success and will drastically increase your chances of reaching your goals. It’s important to embrace the journey you’re on to know that it won’t always be easy and most likely won’t be quick. To understand it’s ok to want to be fitter, smarter or stronger but that you will need to be patient and you will need to pace yourself. Don’t rush into it expecting phenomenal results overnight, the changes will be incremental but the end result will be outstanding. Keep this in mind and embrace your journey, understand that progress isn’t always linear, it’s not neat and pretty. It can be messy and frustrating but it’s always worth it. This journey is unique and completely personal to you so take the time to love every step on the road to a new you. Takeaway point Motivation doesn’t last but that doesn’t mean it isn’t useful and it definitely doesn’t mean you have to give up on your goals. Use the systems and strategies laid out in this post to help you stay on track no matter what is going on. #<Category:0x00555fb5507d18> Show Edit Destroy
The Chinese way to fight the dreaded cold - and why it's so effective.... CN This time of the year is really tough on our immunity. Less daylight and the contrast between the dry, heated air indoors and low temperatures outside, means our body has to work harder. Add in the late nights, party food and alcohol of the festive season – and it’s no surprise we fall prey to all the coughs, colds and viruses doing the rounds. The term “common cold” covers different symptoms caused by an infection of the upper airways. They are in the main quite harmless and tend to run their course within a week or so. Coughs, on the other hand, can take up to three weeks to disappear completely. In general coughs and colds are considered an unpleasant but inevitable aspect of winter, but Chinese Medicine would say otherwise. In fact, one of the earliest medical texts in China analysed colds and flu, the causes, stages, levels in the body, and consequences if left untreated. The text has 397 sections and 112 herbal prescriptions– so clearly there must be some valuable wisdom to help us prevent them, lessen their effects or get rid of any persistent symptoms. I’ve listed the most practical and achievable. Step 1: Prevention The Chinese approach to health is that prevention is as important as cure. The theory is that if your body is in a healthy state, it is harder for illness to get a foothold in the body. So, the first step is to support your body in maintaining its equilibrium. The Hayo’u Method offers four one-minute rituals, because small changes can be powerful. Being small makes them achievable no matter what – and that’s why they work. Like brushing your teeth, do them daily and you should reduce the need for treatment. Support your circulation The Hayo’u Reset Ritual has been specifically designed to support the circulatory system. One minute of shaking, drumming and twisting invigorates your circulation, stimulates digestion and most important of all – boosts immunity. Drum your thymus gland every day. Your thymus is situated behind your breastbone, and it’s where T cells, which fight infection, are produced in the body. Exercise reduces the impact of the stress hormones that make the body more vulnerable to colds and flu. But before we all rush to the gym, it only takes a few minutes of low-intensity exercise such as walking to trigger the release of feel-good endorphins. Anything that gently increases your circulation is going to help. Exercise does not need to be strenuous to be effective. Simple, mild exercise like Qi Gong or swimming relaxes your body and mind, which eases daily stress. There is such a thing as too much exercise, especially if you’re feeling tired or unwell. If you’re in a state of exhaustion to begin with, a cardiovascular heart-pumping exercise will only deplete your energy reserves further. Plus, high intensity workouts create stress hormones in the body – so stick to the low impact, fat burning end of the spectrum. Support your immune system Along with enhancing your circulation, the best way to prevent colds and coughs is to directly support your immune system. Gua sha (using a Gua sha tool) directly supports the body’s immune functioning. Firstly, it helps disperse toxins by increased circulation. Then as the blood is reabsorbed by the body it promotes an enzyme (HO-1) which is both anti-inflammatory and immune boosting. We’d recommend focussing on your chest, neck and upper back because It clears lymph, moves blood and reduces inflammation, which weakens your immunity. The lymph nodes and tonsils are all in that area, this motion keeps them clear and working at full capacity. Then, minimise daily intake of mucus-producing foods such as dairy; alcohol; sugar; wheat; refined breads, pastas and rice; fried foods; cold temperatures and raw foods. Reducing the amount of mucus in your system is always a good move, but at this time of year it’s particularly important. Anything you consume should be room temperature or warmer. Chinese Medicine believes that warming foods and fluids raise the energy (qi) of the organs, improves the circulation and dis-spells the cold. Get plenty of sleep – early nights in winter are important! Winter is the season of retreat and rest in Chinese Medicine. Finally, add a daily elderberry supplement and plenty of vitamin C. Step 2: – At the first sign of a cold If you feel a cold coming on, use the Body Restorer™ and immediately Gua sha around the spine at the base of your neck and your lower back. In Chinese Medicine, these are two areas of the body we work on in clinic to prevent the virus from getting a foothold in the body. According to Chinese Medicine, by releasing and relaxing the neck and lower back we can improve not only our immune system, but also our digestion, energy levels and circulation. Then, ideally go to bed immediately to allow your body the chance to sweat out the cold. You may be sweating naturally – if not, you’ll have to help it along. Do not lower your temperature! Pile on the duvets to encourage sweat. If this isn’t possible, wrap up warm and wear a scarf and vest. As we are encouraging a sweat, make sure you replenish lost fluids. Try this cinnamon twig recipe. Put some fresh ginger, cinnamon twig, tangerine peel, liquorice root fresh lemon juice and honey into a teapot and keep drinking it throughout the day. Liquorice has anti-inflammatory qualities, making it useful for sore throat and cough symptoms as well. Good nutrition is essential. Clear soups and vegetable juices are great remedies and also replace fluids. Miso soup with the white part of spring onion added, fresh ginger tea or chicken broth are also highly recommended. At this stage the ‘four whites’ (sugar, white flour, salt and cow’s milk/animal fat) must be totally eliminated as they feed the cold virus. Green tea has strong antioxidant properties, it scavenges the free radicals involved in disease, so a useful drink to have. Burn eucalyptus oil in the room. Ginger and eucalyptus are both powerful stimulants that open the bronchial passages, warm the body and stimulate sweating. Step 3 – If it’s got a foothold into your body Continue as above. For relief of symptoms appearing in such conditions as influenza and tonsillitis as well as the common cold, there is a highly effective patented formula I always use called Yin Qiao San. Use Beauty Restorer™ to self-acupressure for symptom relief. ▪ Press around nostrils to relieve stuffy and runny nose symptoms. ▪ Press the fleshy area between thumb and index finger to relieve stuffy/runny nose and eyes and headache. This point is very effective for colds and sore throats, since it suppresses pain and activates the immune system. ▪ Press stroke down throat, especially if you are suffering a sore throat and inflamed tonsils. ▪ For headaches and sore nose or eye symptoms, press-roll the Body Restorer™ over the back of the neck, right below your skull / occipital joint. #<Category:0x00555fb54fff28> Show Edit Destroy
Beat Daytime Fatigue for good CN Just as hunger is a sign you need to refuel, fatigue is your body asking you to rest because of low energy reserves. The problem in our hectic modern day lives is that rather than listening to what our body is telling us, we tend to override it with caffeine, sugar and stimulants to help us get through the day. What’s fascinating is that tiredness is an energetic sensation – and in Chinese Medicine the time of day that you experience fatigue is key to pin pointing the cause. What is Fatigue? Fatigue is a sign of imbalance, which is led by the organs. In Chinese Medicine we have an organ clock that represents the time of the day when each organ is functioning optimally and has the most energy. So the time of day you tend to feel tired will point to a particular organ deficiency or imbalance. If you are tired in the morning, this is linked to your digestion. *7-9am Stomach If out of balance, symptoms that may arise include acid reflux, stomach ulcer, bad breath and a muzzy head. *9-11am Spleen The spleen extracts nutrients from food, transforms it into energy and transports it to other organ systems. Imbalances may show up as loose stools, bloating after meals, craving sweets, and low energy. If the fatigue hits you around lunchtime, this is linked in Chinese Medicine to your cardiovascular system. *11am-1pm Heart *1-3pm Small Intestine Afternoon fatigue points to your kidneys and bladder. *3-5pm Urinary Bladder This is a time of the day when you can feel a dip in energy levels, especially if you are not well-hydrated. This is why we traditionally take tea at this time of day. *5-7pm Kidney Dark circles under your eyes are a sign of Kidney depletion. Some people just feel exhausted all day long. This could obviously point to any number of medical issues so please speak to your GP if you are concerned. In Chinese Medicine this signposts to all of your organs being deficient and imbalanced – and we’d say you need to support them all! Why does stress make us more tired? When we get stressed the body takes blood flow away from peripheral organs – such as skin – to provide muscles with energy. This makes us look and feel tired. The stress response also has a knock-on effect on the kidneys – the energy batteries of our body. If not allowed to rest, they will in turn get stressed. This contributes to deterioration and general lowering of energy levels as you age. How the Hayo’u Method can help Fatigue is a sign of imbalance within your body. Strengthening the organs which are weak and need support will help restore that balance. We need to boost your energy levels in exactly the same way we’d eat to satisfy hunger pangs. The energy that fuels your body comes from the food you eat and the air you breathe. If those processes are not working well, you’ll become low on energy. Poor digestion often makes you feel tired right after meals, because your body is diverting all your energy into digesting what you’ve eaten. So proper breathing, digestion and good energy flow around the body are all crucial to keep your energy levels up. Most of us can’t go off and lie down in an office as in Asia (where they recognise the importance of this!) Which is where the Hayo’u Method comes in. You can practice our one-minute rituals anywhere and anytime to help your body’s energy levels. If you always seem to get tired at a specific time of day, this is when you should be practising our rituals. The two rituals below in particular will help to combat daytime fatigue: Rescue Breath Ritual Improve your breathing in just one-minute. The single most effective way to reduce your stress levels is to take conscious, deep, abdominal breaths. By moving your awareness out of your head and into your breath, your heart rate slows, your mind is calmed, and your blood oxygenated. Deep breathing engages your parasympathetic nervous system, which is your bodies ‘rest’ mode. 1) Expel stale air by breathing in through the nose and purposefully out through the mouth three times. This is to clear the stagnation that accumulates overnight and during stressful periods. 2)Slowly take five deep breaths. On each exhalation allow your mental energy to descend down through the body, leaving you feeling calm and centered. 3)During exhalation, direct a smile into the lower abdomen. This sends a positive mental intention right to the energetic centre of the body. Focus on drumming your kidney area to directly support the adrenals by oxygenating the area and unblocking Qi stagnation. It’s widely believed that twisting supports the kidneys and adrenals. Stop doing any exercise which produces cortisol – like running, gym, boxing etc. Take gentle exercise instead, outside if at all possible. Natural light affects the pineal gland and will help reset your brains stress response. Walking, swimming and Pilates are all fantastic, relaxing workouts which don’t stress your body further. In the evening, have a long soak with Epsoms Salts and practise an extended version of our Rescue Breath Ritual. Magnesium supercharges the water to relieve stress and induce sleep. The combination of water, deep breathing and the bath minerals will help reduce anxiety levels and switch your nervous system into its rest phase. A final tip – get some quality sleep; According to Chinese Medicine, your body gets rid of toxins while you sleep. 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Increase your positivity and productivity GB Exhausted but fee like you haven't achieved anything? Your probably doing a lot more than you realise. Or perhaps what your missing is balance. This little technique helps you recognise what your doing in your day and ensure your achieving balance. Achieving things in your day is important but with out enjoyment and closeness your still likely to feel flat and de-motivated. #<Category:0x00555fb55a1e40> Show Edit Destroy
Aroma oil massage Tokyo JP Massage Cellulite to have better circulation, get rid of toxic and break down cellulite (Cannot get rid of it simply by exercise nor dietary) Don't hesitate to put lots of oil, will help you smoothe #<Category:0x00555fb545a870> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Herbal Tea esp Ginger Vermont US Drink herbal teas, either ginger or licorice, it helps calm and sooth your stomach. I love Yogi Tea - its more expensive but a lot of herbal teas dont have a good aftertaste but Yogi has a good herb blend so you end with a sweeter note. #<Category:0x00555fb546a0b8> Show Edit Destroy
Just breathe Texas US Paced, slow focused breathing helps anger fade away. #<Category:0x00555fb55f1a80> Show Edit Destroy
Stop a binge before it starts GB Binge eating doesn't just happen at random. It is triggered by internal and external cues, such as, what we feel (e.g. stress or loneliness), what we think (e.g. "I will feel better if I eat these cookies"), what we see (e.g. a jar of cookies on the side), hear, smell - you get the picture. By removing the triggers that cause binge eating we can stop the binge eating episode from occurring. #<Category:0x00555fb55e9dd0> Show Edit Destroy
Got Milk? then goodbye hangover Bombay IN Have a glass of chilled milk before sleeping to prevent getting a hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb56a2038> Show Edit Destroy
Alka seltzer Delhi IN Prevent the hangover buy drinking an alka seltzer before bed. In the morning, have some coconut water (the electrolytes help with the hangover). Fresh coconuts work much better than carton. Fresh coconuts work much better than carton. #<Category:0x00555fb5699910> Show Edit Destroy
Mind hacks to conquer loneliness US "Will I be alone forever?" "I hate being single." "Why can't I find love?" "All men are jerks." "Women are all gold-diggers." If you find yourself asking these questions on the regular, then there could be some helpful mind hacks to help you overcome loneliness and feel better in no time #<Category:0x00555fb5445bf0> Show Edit Destroy
Dried apricots can help get you regular Sydney AU Dried apricots can be one solution you need to help get things moving in the bathroom. I tend to get constipated (yay me) and I find this really does work for me. My mother always told me about this home remedy to help ease constipation, and since I was a child in Sydney, I have used these dried fruits to help stop feeling so constipated. She would buy some at the grocery store and leave them in the kitchen cupboard just in case! I think it has something to do with the fiber content in prunes and apricots that help you poop regularly. #<Category:0x00555fb52010b0> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut oil and cold sores New York US Apply this concoction of coconut oil to cold sores and feel better fast. I know it is just anecdotal evidence that it works but with so many of my friends swearing by it I thought I would give it a go. So far so good. No clue why this works, would be great if an expert here or someone with more experience can explain in the comments! ensure you are also using sunscreen #<Category:0x00555fb33874e0> Show Edit Destroy
Toothpaste on those bites (itchy ones) Zimbabwe ZW Rub a small amount of toothpaste on the bite. #<Category:0x00555fb3371690> Show Edit Destroy
Sugar Zimbabwe ZW Eating sugar neutralises heartburn. #<Category:0x00555fb33578d0> Show Edit Destroy
Cranberry pills New York US Take cranberry supplements regularly as a precaution, and also more intensively if you do end up with a UTI. Within 2 days you should feel 100% again. #<Category:0x00555fb40f7878> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise and eat Plums sicily IT Exercise such as yoga, running and Pilates can help constipation. Coupled with a good and natural laxative are fresh plums and you should be go good to go! #<Category:0x00555fb40a14c8> Show Edit Destroy
Yoghurt London GB Eat yoghurt to get rid of diarrhea #<Category:0x00555fb4009dd0> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut oil helps with CFS New York US Take coconut oil every day Also relieves fatigue in muscles if massaged directly into areas causing pain #<Category:0x00555fb3fa5650> Show Edit Destroy
Chicken Noodle Soup London GB Have chicken noodle soup #<Category:0x00555fb3f27f70> Show Edit Destroy
Hand sanitizer New York US Hand sanitizer will save the day if you forgot to put on some deodorant or even if you're leaving the gym and feel like you might smell. The alcohol kills the bacteria and neutralizes the smell. #<Category:0x00555fb3ebdd28> Show Edit Destroy
Fresh Air Zimbabwe ZW Fresh air will dry out the rash. #<Category:0x00555fb3e5d888> Show Edit Destroy
Going out helps cure homesickess London GB When you feel homesick, get out of the house and try and meet up with friends or meet new people so that you feel less lonely. Also call home, chat with your family and then make a plan to get out of the house and make the most of the new city you live in. If you don't have any friends to meet up with, and can't handle meeting new people then try going out for a run. #<Category:0x00555fb3e25af0> Show Edit Destroy
Resist coffee and red wine to avoid bags under you New York US Avoid coffee and red wine whenever you want to alleviate under eye bags. Within a week of cutting these drinks out of your diet and replacing with water, you should have improved any darkness and swelling under your eyes. Tea is okay! #<Category:0x00555fb3deee88> Show Edit Destroy
Dark room and painkillers London GB When you feel a migraine coming on, immediately drinks water, have 1 or two over the counter painkillers (such as paracetamol or Advil) and try and sleep. Do not look at your phone or a screen as that only seems to make it worse. #<Category:0x00555fb3dbb3f8> Show Edit Destroy
Tomatos on the burn.... Lima PE If you have a sunburn, say in your back, arms, chest or legs, one soothing solution is place sliced tomatoes in the affected area. I have no scientific basis for saying that this works, but growing up in Peru, were sunburns are very frequent, it helped me many times. You will see that the tomatoes dry and heat up very quickly. I presume this is because they are moisturizing your skin. #<Category:0x00555fb3d8b108> Show Edit Destroy
Drink water when you feel the urge to snack London GB Every time you find yourself reaching for a snack, either because you are hungry, or bored and feel like eating - have a glass of water. It helps fill you up. When bored of water, try having tea. #<Category:0x00555fb3d609a8> Show Edit Destroy
Eliminate fake sugar New York US Completely eliminate fake sugar from your diet. The results are amazing. If you are craving something sweet have a small piece of dark chocolate or a less sugary fruit (berries, apples, grapefruit) If you are used to drinking soda try soaking berries or citrus in sparkling water. #<Category:0x00555fb3d1fe08> Show Edit Destroy
Warm compress Guildford GB Styes are the worst. Here's how you can ease the pain and discomfort from home: #<Category:0x00555fb3cf0f40> Show Edit Destroy
Massage cures cellulite London GB Rigorous massage and dry body brushing clear cellulite on the bottom and thighs. Take a loofah and in rigorous circles work your way from your heart outwards and downwards massaging your skin. #<Category:0x00555fb3cc4da0> Show Edit Destroy
Retin A London GB Use Retin A at night to exfoliate your skin. Use it just a few times a week if that. #<Category:0x00555fb3c96c70> Show Edit Destroy
St Johns Wart New York AU St Johns Wort is a great cure for depression and SAD in the Winter. Starting taking one supplement per day from the start of Autumn to avoid getting SAD as the days get shorter and the weather darker. Chlorella can also really help with energy levels. #<Category:0x00555fb3c6b390> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger eases sickness Leeds GB Ginger tea (teabags or grated ginger in hot water). It really helps ease the nausea. #<Category:0x00555fb3c38aa8> Show Edit Destroy
Hyalual Wow Eyes – Gel Mask GB I don't usually trust these kinds of masks but this one really works. The Hyalual gel eye mask reduces dark circles so fast if you use it regularly (I put mine on at night after work), and it gets rid of puffiness around the eyes. The gel mask is reusable up to 7 times and makes that sensitive skin under your eyes appear more firm! It's moisturising too so helps with dryness if you get that flaky skin on puffy eyes. What I like about this is that it doesn't slide down your face or feel uncomfortable! All you have to do is wash and clean your face, apply it to closed eyes and leave for around 30 mins. Then all you do is remove it and put it back in the box for next time! It's quite cooling too so you feel refreshed after you use it. You can use this every day up to 7 times. #<Category:0x00555fb3c047f8> Show Edit Destroy
Tea bags California US Many eye treatments contain caffeine. This is because caffeine can help shrink blood vessels around your eye, thus reducing puffiness and dark circles. Caffeinated tea also contains tannins (what gives the tea it's color and flavor). Tannins can also stimulate healthy blood circulation and help tighten and soothe skin. Lay a towel underneath your head so that if the tea bags drip nothing gets on your sheets #<Category:0x00555fb3bb2688> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid and Cut Out Dairy Lausanne CH Cut out all diary products while you have sinusitis - as apparently the dairy creates mucus. So no milk, cheese etc. Keep having no dairy and hopefully your symptoms should improve. If you feel you have a cold coming on and you are prone to sinusitis, start immediately avoiding all dairy #<Category:0x00555fb3b7ab98> Show Edit Destroy
Pedialyte California US After a night of excessive drinking make sure to have two big glasses of Pedialyte before going to sleep. Pedialyte is full of electrolytes which helps prevent/lessen a hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb3b5d8b8> Show Edit Destroy
Vinegar stops the burn Barcelona ES Dab white vinegar on to the areas of the sunburn, don’t wash the vinegar off & it should cool and stop the sunburn Wear an old t-shirt afterwards as the vinegar smells for a while #<Category:0x00555fb3b42310> Show Edit Destroy
Lamisil Leeds GB Only thing that works after trial and error: Lamisil. Can buy at most chemists over the counter. #<Category:0x00555fb3b2c448> Show Edit Destroy
Garlic Clove Marrakech MA Cook a clove of garlic and apply like a suppository #<Category:0x00555fb3b01860> Show Edit Destroy
Berry beautiful skin California US Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, a common acne treatment, and yogurt is great for calming irritated skin. #<Category:0x00555fb3acde48> Show Edit Destroy
Cashew Nuts to help boost your mood California US I read that in one serving Cashews contain 28% of our daily requirement of tryptophan, 25% of our daily requirement of magnesium, as well ad the B6 vitamin. All three are said to help to stabalize your mood. Add a pinch of salt for taste! #<Category:0x00555fb3aa7590> Show Edit Destroy
Piriton London GB Take Piriton tablets or syrup to help get rid of insect bites and get rid of itching quickly #<Category:0x00555fb3a7ad38> Show Edit Destroy
Fruit & nuts as a replacement London GB Mix up a box of dried fruit and nuts and when you feel peckish, have a couple of bits. Helps ease the sugar craving. Mixture #<Category:0x00555fb3a4ead0> Show Edit Destroy
Sugar Scrub New York US Exfoliating does one very important job-it gets rid of dead skin cells (which leads to acne, whiteheads, and blackheads) It also temporarily revives circulation and it leaves you with a healthy glow and soft skin. If possible use jojoba oil (most closely mimics our skins own sebum) If you don’t have jojoba oil, grapeseed, olive, or sweet almond oil are all good substitutes #<Category:0x00555fb3a34e50> Show Edit Destroy
5 2 Diet London GB Diet for 2 days, eating under 500 calories. Means you can eat like a pig for the other days. See the weight drop off. Have dinner early. Go to bed early. #<Category:0x00555fb3a15168> Show Edit Destroy
Panadol and water Zurich CH Take Panadol with water when you wake up and before you go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb39f1ce0> Show Edit Destroy
Hot Toddy London GB Hot water, whisky & honey before bed works wonders #<Category:0x00555fb39be020> Show Edit Destroy
Apple cider and castor oil New York US Put apple cider and castor oil to help relieve pain and heal jelly fish stings #<Category:0x00555fb39a09a8> Show Edit Destroy
Pee on it Norfolk GB The obvious #<Category:0x00555fb3958568> Show Edit Destroy
Heat pack to your abdomen Zurich CH Applying heat to your lower abdomen will relieve tension you may be experiencing as a result of your period. Heat packs can also be applied to other effected areas such as your lower back. Heat packs can also be applied to other effected areas such as your lower back. #<Category:0x00555fb392d750> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger for a Tummy Ache Raleigh, North Carolina US Eat ginger raw, pickled, or in tea to relieve a stomach ache or indigestion #<Category:0x00555fb3904a80> Show Edit Destroy
Eat well! London GB Its turns out that 95% of your body's serotonin (the 'feel good' hormone) is produced in the gut, not the brain. Therefore, making small changes to your diet can really help you feel good from the inside out! #<Category:0x00555fb38e1968> Show Edit Destroy
Manuka Honey London GB An amazing long term cure from a problem that had dominated my life before this. You must be discipled in taking Manuka honey. Make sure to go to a good pharmacy. #<Category:0x00555fb38a3078> Show Edit Destroy
Foot Massage London GB Give yourself a vagarious foot rub, particularly along the outer sides of the feet. Getting someone else to do it is always better! #<Category:0x00555fb387d120> Show Edit Destroy
Fight the Sunday Night Blues Beirut LB Go out between 6 and 12pm on Sundays (movies, dinner anything) Check out the latest movies and cool restaurants #<Category:0x00555fb385c880> Show Edit Destroy
Plaster/Bandaid rescuer Beirut LB Wrap a plaster/bandaid around your thumb Ask a person who lives with you to monitor you #<Category:0x00555fb3835eb0> Show Edit Destroy
Sleep it off London GB Immediately going to sleep if you can seems to relax you and speed up the time it takes to pass. I have found that this is the one thing that works. If sleep doesn't get rid of the migraine - A painkiller will help! #<Category:0x00555fb3806e30> Show Edit Destroy
Gurgle Salt Water Brussels BE Pour salt into room temperature water. Then gurgle the water (make sure it gets to the back of your throat). Spit the water out (don't swallow). Make sure you complete the entire glass. This will disinfect your throat. Make sure to gurgle in the back of your throat #<Category:0x00555fb37e0438> Show Edit Destroy
Garlic - not just an old wives tale! AU Recent research has shown that garlic's anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity against infections stems from allicin, a compound which is found in garlic when it is crushed or chopped. Allicin can also be found in food like onions. So if you have flu, put garlic in your food to help your body heal. #<Category:0x00555fb37a4fc8> Show Edit Destroy
Vinegar Selangor MY Pour vinegar on the sting until pain goes away #<Category:0x00555fb3777550> Show Edit Destroy
Force yourself to stay awake New York US After a long flight and many time zones you may be tempted to take a nap. The first day, stay awake as long as possible and avoid naps - go to sleep at the right time for the timezone you're in. N/A #<Category:0x00555fb3754578> Show Edit Destroy
The 5 Minute Journal - Cultivates Gratitude and Positivity! US A brilliant way to start and end your day! Allows you to cultivate gratitude by writing positive affirmations and clear goals every day - proven to lift your mood. Also contains inspiring quotes and challenges #<Category:0x00555fb37255e8> Show Edit Destroy
Chewing on raw ginger Lagos NG By chewing on raw ginger, it promotes secretion of digestive juices that help neutralise stomach acid #<Category:0x00555fb36ffe38> Show Edit Destroy
Charcoal pills TH Charcoal pills are a supplement that can help stop terrible cases of diarrhea. You can purchase these at any drugstore or health supply. #<Category:0x00555fb36d68a8> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut oil: The miracle cure Georgetown GY Dry skin? Use coconut oil. It absorbs quickly, is basically odorless, and lasts a long time. It is completely natural so it does not contain any weird ingredients found in cremes and lotions. Try putting the coconut oil into a squeeze bottle for easier use #<Category:0x00555fb36af050> Show Edit Destroy
Skype New York US If it is merely a geographical loneliness you are experiencing e.g. in the house alone, then I always find a good skype session with a friend or family member/anyone really helps. You don’t even really have to chat to them, but just leave it on while your having your dinner or pottering about. It makes you feel like your not the only person there. #<Category:0x00555fb368a480> Show Edit Destroy
Toothpaste will stop the itching Barcelona ES This works especially well for mosquito bites. Put a small amount of toothpaste on the bite, This should stop the itching #<Category:0x00555fb365c918> Show Edit Destroy
Meditation US Find a quiet spot to meditate in the hour before you want to fall asleep. #<Category:0x00555fb3617a20> Show Edit Destroy
Aloe Vera Zimbabwe ZW Drink Aloe Vera to get rid of constipation. #<Category:0x00555fb35f7d60> Show Edit Destroy
Take 2 Paracetamol London GB As soon as you feel the pain coming on take 2 paracetamol. Go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb35e2320> Show Edit Destroy
Put Mud on the sting! Barcelona ES Just get mud and put it on the sting, let it dry, and then after a while you wash it off with warm water. #<Category:0x00555fb359d770> Show Edit Destroy
Camomile Cream Norfolk GB Using camomile cream helps sooth skin and gets rid of the burn quicker. #<Category:0x00555fb3569650> Show Edit Destroy
No eating on airplanes Rome IT Whatever you do, do not eat anything but a small snack that you bring once on the airplane. Try to sleep or focus on a movie when the food cart passes through the plane. Remember airplane food is never really good anyways! #<Category:0x00555fb35508d0> Show Edit Destroy
Hot water and hot water bottle London GB Take a relaxing hot bath and a lie in bed with a hot water bottle on your stomach afterwards. Add lavender essential oil to bath #<Category:0x00555fb3519880> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Cure for Nausea Prague CZ When nausea comes (or morning sickness if you are pregnant), try ginger- either fresh ginger root or ginger candy #<Category:0x00555fb34f0e58> Show Edit Destroy
Need to unplug from your tech? GB We are constantly attached to our smartphone devices, from when we wake up until we go to sleep. It is important to schedule a proper break from all of your technology. It is best practice to get into the habit of switching your phone to flight mode early evening a few hours before you sleep. At the start of the month, I schedule in my diary a digital detox day. I recently went on vacation backpacking around Cuba and had 10 days detox from all social media. If I can do it, anyone can! #<Category:0x00555fb34de848> Show Edit Destroy
Photograph of the picking! London GB Catch the nose picker in action and take a photograph or them. Show it to them to show how disgusting it is! If you are are the picker, get a friend to take the picture of you. Doesnt really work with children. #<Category:0x00555fb34a06b0> Show Edit Destroy
Stand up! New York US Standing up in meeting can help you stay awake. #<Category:0x00555fb3483b78> Show Edit Destroy
Learn to look for the sleepy signs. GB Recognizing your babies sleepy cues is essential for better naps during the day and overnight sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb33ba728> Show Edit Destroy
Natural cures for thrush London GB A natural treatment for thrush. #<Category:0x00555fb3391760> Show Edit Destroy
X Stops the Itch Kuala Lumpur MY With your fingernail, mark and "X" on the bite and it will stop itching. Do not sratch the bite at all costs! #<Category:0x00555fb3368d10> Show Edit Destroy
Tricks to Avoid Pollen London GB Wash your face often with water to make sure that pollen doesn't come inside with you. Wear sun glasses when outside and use a homapathic cream like Hay Max at base of nostrils when you outside. #<Category:0x00555fb3339420> Show Edit Destroy
Salt water rinse New York City US Swish a small amount of warm salt water in your mouth to cure tooth pains. #<Category:0x00555fb3329688> Show Edit Destroy
Soothing, natural balm for sun burn Cannes FR Aloe Vera is a natural balm for an angry sun burn that not only soothes the burn but helps get rid of it. Let the gel absorb before getting into bed or putting clothes on. #<Category:0x00555fb3318a68> Show Edit Destroy
Chew Your Cravings Away New York US Chewing gum tricks your brain and stomach into thinking it’s getting more than it is. Gum reduces appetite and curbs the urge to snack. It also stimulates the flow of saliva which helps break down starches and fats. Try different flavors other than just mint! #<Category:0x00555fb3306db8> Show Edit Destroy
Body brushing London GB Get a body brush and every morning firmly brush up your legs to your heart, up your arms to your heart #<Category:0x00555fb32f08b0> Show Edit Destroy
A spoonful of horseradish New York City US Eat a spoonful of horseradish to clear your sinuses! #<Category:0x00555fb32da5b0> Show Edit Destroy
Rehydration London GB Drink coconut water and eat a lot of water based fruit. Melons, bananas, and cucumber are great water based fruit #<Category:0x00555fb32cd388> Show Edit Destroy
Slippery Elm Powder eases heartburn Leeds GB Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Slippery Elm Powder in to a cup of hot water and drink Add a couple of cardamom pods to mix for extra benefit #<Category:0x00555fb32c0278> Show Edit Destroy
Arnica reduces bruising Leeds GB Massage Arnica cream or gel into bruise - it will shorten life and severity of the bruise #<Category:0x00555fb32a5b80> Show Edit Destroy
Breathing technique GB When I'm feeling particularly stressed I revert back to my meditation with a very quick one-minute breathing exercise. This helps me to focus on my breathing, decrease my heart rate and focus on the moment. It's also a good exercise to practice if you are about to complete a work activity and about to start another one. #<Category:0x00555fb3273388> Show Edit Destroy
Natural & Tasty London GB A simple & delicious way to get rid of hay fever symptoms. #<Category:0x00555fb323bd48> Show Edit Destroy
Apply raw garlic Lagos NG By applying raw garlic it acts as an antibiotic. Slows down bacterial activity #<Category:0x00555fb321e680> Show Edit Destroy
Salt and Sugar solution Lagos NG Salt and Sugar solution helps with re-hydration #<Category:0x00555fb31fcf08> Show Edit Destroy
Eat at the time of the destination London GB Eat big meals at the time zone of your destination to adjust your body clock #<Category:0x00555fb31d0bb0> Show Edit Destroy
Oregano Oil helps ease symptoms Leeds GB You can either take oil capsules/ massage oil #<Category:0x00555fb31b0e50> Show Edit Destroy
Irn Bru! Edinburgh GB Drink Irn Bru at any time and it will end the hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb31987d8> Show Edit Destroy
The Easy Cure London GB A forward planning hangover cure. Take them with as much water as you can stomach! #<Category:0x00555fb3157ee0> Show Edit Destroy
Pure aloe vera Lagos NG Pure aloe vera gel straight out of the leaf helps soothes the burns. Squeeze the gel out of the leaf and apply it gently on top of the skin  #<Category:0x00555fb3142bd0> Show Edit Destroy
Lemongrass and ginger brew lots of water Lagos NG Make a lemongrass and ginger brew with lots of water. It helps to relieve symptoms of a flu e.g coughing #<Category:0x00555fb311aa68> Show Edit Destroy
Antibiotics immediately Zurich CH Go to a doctor and get a 10 day dose of antibiotics. Finish the dose to reduce risk of recurrence. #<Category:0x00555fb30f7478> Show Edit Destroy
Gels, lotions and medical shampoo Zurich CH Use a medical shampoo 2x a week, and apply oil and gel on affected area and let sit for 24 hours. After washing off cover area with lotion Must be regular process to prevent recurral #<Category:0x00555fb30be2e0> Show Edit Destroy
Coffee helps! New York City US Dinking coffee helps move everything along... #<Category:0x00555fb309c1b8> Show Edit Destroy
Berocca London GB Buy and take a Berocca which contains Calcuim, Magnesium and Zinc. Really helps make you feel better #<Category:0x00555fb3060758> Show Edit Destroy
HayMax Wax London GB Buy HayMax from the chemist, dab the wax under your nose frequently, especially when heading outside. Can buy in most UK pharmacy #<Category:0x00555fb303db40> Show Edit Destroy
Boiled water with salt London GB Dab hot water mixed with salt on blisters to help get rid of the time quickly. #<Category:0x00555fb302d7b8> Show Edit Destroy
Party through the night New York City US Before a long flight, party all night the night before, so you are exhausted and sleep the entire flight. Seems to help you adjust quicker and lets be honest, its fun #<Category:0x00555fb3005218> Show Edit Destroy
A good one for surf cuts (from reef) Bali ID Apply Lime to the exposed wounds. Often when you are on a remote island in the Pacific, you don't have access to first aid. However limes are fairly plentiful in tropical areas and act as adequate disinfectants. #<Category:0x00555fb2fc8908> Show Edit Destroy
Micro Silber Crème Munich GE Use Micro Silber Crème from SOS in Germany. It's a non-prescription creme that really helps with psoriasis. Use regularly on affected areas and you'll notice a difference. Make sure you're not allergic to any ingredients. #<Category:0x00555fb2fb9f98> Show Edit Destroy
Panadol Zurich CH Take Panadol to help get rid of Sinusitis #<Category:0x00555fb2f7fdc0> Show Edit Destroy
pump up jams Houston US Motivate yourself with some good songs. I'd recommend Who Gon Stop Me- JayZ and Kanye Make Me Proud- Drake Ratchet Commandments-Tink #<Category:0x00555fb2f5e468> Show Edit Destroy
Be kind to you GB It's really important to find your own go to self-care routine for when you are stressed out, not feeling on top of the world or your energy levels are a little bit low. This could be watching your favourite box-set, curling up and reading your latest book, or a long soak and pamper in a hot bath. I schedule into my diary an hour a week of "me time" to ensure I am looking after myself. #<Category:0x00555fb2f0d310> Show Edit Destroy
Take a break from boredom New York US Take breaks to stretch during boring work #<Category:0x00555fb2ec5ba0> Show Edit Destroy
Mint Tea to relieve heartbrun New York City US Drinking peppermint tea helps to soothe your symptoms. Its the perfect home remedy #<Category:0x00555fb2e99c08> Show Edit Destroy
Imodium London GB Take Imodium to get rid of diarrhoea. Trust me - it is the only thing that actually works with diarrhea, and it works quickly. Additional benefit is it stops the cramps you get when you have diarrhea. #<Category:0x00555fb2e635b8> Show Edit Destroy
H20 and Fiber London GB Getting rid of constipation can be very simple... #<Category:0x00555fb2e41710> Show Edit Destroy
Day and Night Nurse London GB Take Day and Night Nurse: it is very effective in eliminating all the symptoms. Available to buy across UK pharmacies #<Category:0x00555fb2e1a660> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamins London GB Take preventative vitamins right when you feel a cold coming on. #<Category:0x00555fb2df9b40> Show Edit Destroy
Suppress cough at night New York City US Take an over the counter antihistamine before going to sleep as it will help to suppress the nasal drip which will help stop you coughing at night #<Category:0x00555fb2dd18c0> Show Edit Destroy
Clove Oil eases pain Singapore SI Clove oil has been used in traditional medicine as a topical analgesic and anesthetic, (numbs affected area) and also has antibacterial properties. #<Category:0x00555fb2dad3f8> Show Edit Destroy
Sudocrem helps with nappy rash London GB Apply Sudocrem to get rid of nappy rash and ease the itch for your poor baby. I used this with my 3 babies and it really did help them. Allow cream to sink into the skin for at least 20 minutes #<Category:0x00555fb2d7f1b0> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger dates soup Beijing CN Cook a ginger dates soup to relive the pain Can do it without dates for simplicity #<Category:0x00555fb2d60238> Show Edit Destroy
Tea and Toast London GB Drink hot tea and eat plain toast to get rid of period pains #<Category:0x00555fb2d3c748> Show Edit Destroy
Ice your nose Zimbabwe ZW When you have a nose bleed apply ice directly onto nose. Ice will restrict the vein and reduce the bleed. #<Category:0x00555fb2d13348> Show Edit Destroy
Exfoliate! London GB Regular exfoliation helps to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs. #<Category:0x00555fb2cee340> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin E drops Tel Aviv IL Vitamin E drops are really good to prevent and help get rid of wrinkles #<Category:0x00555fb2cc6020> Show Edit Destroy
Lemon slices helps the nausea Tel Aviv IL Suck on a slice of lemon once the sickness starts Carry lemon slices with you #<Category:0x00555fb2ca8db8> Show Edit Destroy
Advil!!! Tel Aviv IS Two advils and a lage glass of water should do the job! #<Category:0x00555fb2c6f428> Show Edit Destroy
Elderberry Juice New York State US Elderberry juice (concentrate or as a pill) thinckens the cell wall and prevents a virus from spreading. (Viruses spread by injecting their DNA into our healthy cells.) Take it as soon as possible and keep taking it through the cold. #<Category:0x00555fb2c54e48> Show Edit Destroy
Salty water New York US Swish salty water in mouth for 30 seconds #<Category:0x00555fb2c23208> Show Edit Destroy
Fat Massage targeting cellulite London GB A Columbian friend swears by this. I recently started trying it and it is a game changer. Word of warning apparently the beneficial results are usually short-lived, according to Its a manual deep massage targeting the fat cells. #<Category:0x00555fb2c181f0> Show Edit Destroy
Raw Honey Tel Aviv IS Spread raw honey on face 20 minutes everyday for two weeks Put hair in bun so honey does not get in it #<Category:0x00555fb2be5e30> Show Edit Destroy
Nail Polish Providence, RI US Paint the thumb nail a bright disgusting color. It slightly alters the taste and makes the thumb sucker think twice about putting the thumb in the mouth because it looks less then appetizing... #<Category:0x00555fb2bb3cc8> Show Edit Destroy
Use Garlic to say goodbye to warts ZW To get rid of a wart cut a small piece of garlic and apply directly onto wart. Keep secure with a plaster. #<Category:0x00555fb2b7ce08> Show Edit Destroy
Bitter Bite ZM The taste of the bitter bite will make sucking the thumb undesirable. #<Category:0x00555fb2b59c00> Show Edit Destroy
Sweat it out Salt JO Wear extra layers of clothing, wrap yourself in a blanket, lay in bed, drink warm liquids. Take anti histamines. #<Category:0x00555fb2b472a8> Show Edit Destroy
Ice Ice Baby Salt JO Apply ice to bruised area twice a day for 20 minutes #<Category:0x00555fb2b2c188> Show Edit Destroy
Bubble bath New York US Great way to unwind and relax is just take a bath! It gives you the out time you need to help de-stress, the warm water helps calm you down. And its not like you can sit in the bath with your cell-phone making a call! Light some candles and dim lights to set a calming mood #<Category:0x00555fb2af75a0> Show Edit Destroy
7up/Sprite London GB Have a 7Up/Sprite to settle your stomach Drink slowly #<Category:0x00555fb2ae41f8> Show Edit Destroy
Full fat yogurt Salt JO Apply full fat yogurt to blisters for 30 minutes to help heal faster #<Category:0x00555fb2abdb20> Show Edit Destroy
Bitter Bite Zimbabwe ZW The taste of the bitter bit will make biting the nail undesirable. #<Category:0x00555fb2a94a18> Show Edit Destroy
Cool it down London GB Take any cold object and place on top of effected area. Using an ice pack is the best (the colder the better) #<Category:0x00555fb2a6fcb8> Show Edit Destroy
Meditate - Chillax Tel Aviv IL Try and think about why you are angry,and how you can avoid the situation next time around. #<Category:0x00555fb2a51c90> Show Edit Destroy
Tomato juice with 2 Aspirins Salt JO Drink tomato juice with 2 aspirins before you sleep and 2 when you wake up to prevent/help a hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb2a13cd8> Show Edit Destroy
Cool your neck, wrists and ankles Salt JO Place a cool wet cloth behind your neck, wrists and ankles. Will bring fever 3 degrees down in 5 minutes. #<Category:0x00555fb29dd7f0> Show Edit Destroy
Drink more water GB Most of us don't drink enough water and instead rely on tea, coffee and soft drinks to get us through the day. Water helps to flush out toxins, keeps our skin looking amazing and helps our bodies function well - we forget the human body is made of 60% water!! A little tip is to drink a glass of warm water on waking with some slices of lemon, a calming way to start your day. #<Category:0x00555fb29cc770> Show Edit Destroy
Tahini and honey Salt JO Mix a tablespoon of tahini to a tablespoon of honey and swallow. #<Category:0x00555fb29aab70> Show Edit Destroy
Clear nail polish does the trick! Salt JO Apply clear nail polish directly on bites and let dry to get rid of the itch. Reapply once nail polish falls off. #<Category:0x00555fb297ada8> Show Edit Destroy
Calamine lotion Delhi IN Apply calamine lotion to the bites to calm down bites and reduces itching. #<Category:0x00555fb2961d08> Show Edit Destroy
Tahini oil helps with heart burn Salt JO Drink tahini oil to get rid of chest pain #<Category:0x00555fb29331d8> Show Edit Destroy
Saltine Crackers Texas US Eating saltine crackers throughout the day helps get rid of nausea. #<Category:0x00555fb29165d8> Show Edit Destroy
Bach Rescue Night Spray London GB Buy Bach Rescue Night Spray. #<Category:0x00555fb28f5798> Show Edit Destroy
Bandana & Lemons Salt JO Place sliced lemon or ice on the side of your head and on your forehead. Wrap with a bandana and tie it hard around your head. Take Excedrin #<Category:0x00555fb28cfa70> Show Edit Destroy
Change your smell Salt JO Change what you are smelling to get rid of migraine. Lavender takes away other scents #<Category:0x00555fb28ba4e0> Show Edit Destroy
So long cold Salt JO Mix 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons lemon, and 1 teaspoon baking soda into 1/4 cup of warm water and and gargle #<Category:0x00555fb28a1080> Show Edit Destroy
Whiskey and lemon Salt JO Squeeze a lemon into a shot of whiskey and drink Hold your nose and do this quickly! #<Category:0x00555fb287ba60> Show Edit Destroy
Plain foods Delhi IN Drink a 7up/Sprite and eat either plain toast or some rice porridge to help settle the stomach. Drink and eat slowly #<Category:0x00555fb2863078> Show Edit Destroy
Arak liquor Salt JO Rub Arak liquor on your stomach to relieve period pains. #<Category:0x00555fb1860c70> Show Edit Destroy
Salt water London GB Place salt into bath or bucket and place area effected in. #<Category:0x00555fb1838ce8> Show Edit Destroy
Tie them with floss! Salt JO Tie the warts with dental floss. Knot very tightly cutting off circulation and leave until the warts fall off. #<Category:0x00555fb17f9098> Show Edit Destroy
Olive Oil GB My grandma SWEARS by this. She has had 4 children (including twins!) and she rubbed olive oil into her stomach every night before she went to bed when she was pregnant. As a result she has no stretch marks! #<Category:0x00555fb17bfc30> Show Edit Destroy
Go to the gym! London GB Keeping active can help you lose weight. #<Category:0x00555fb1795048> Show Edit Destroy
Dance it up New York US Dance away your loneliness by dancing to your own tune. Laugh at yourself and enjoy the exercise while you're at it! A mirror doesn't hurt sometimes. Create a routine of doing this #<Category:0x00555fb1769038> Show Edit Destroy
Vinegar stops the itch! Athens GR Rub vinegar directly onto bites to get rid of the itching sensation. #<Category:0x00555fb1735170> Show Edit Destroy
Salt cloth Salt JO Heat salt in a pot and put in a cloth. Pat it on your back. #<Category:0x00555fb16fdce8> Show Edit Destroy
Paracetamol for the headache pain London GB Take two paracetamol to get rid of a headache. Don’t take too many too often #<Category:0x00555fb16b8990> Show Edit Destroy
Bicarbonate Soda London GB Swallow 1/2 teaspoon of Bicarbonate Soda a few times a day #<Category:0x00555fb1681c88> Show Edit Destroy
Soap and Sugar London GB Dab soap/sugar into cuts #<Category:0x00555fb164c560> Show Edit Destroy
Crushed Aspirin Salt JO Crush some aspirin and applying directly on the tooth can help relieve aches and pains from toothache. #<Category:0x00555fb1602938> Show Edit Destroy
Chew Ginger London GB Chewing on a small piece of ginger when the morning sickness starts to come on stops it from getting worse. #<Category:0x00555fb15aacb0> Show Edit Destroy
Banana London GB Have a banana first thing in the morning to help a hangover. Un-ripe bananas cause constipation so go for one with spots on it! #<Category:0x00555fb241f958> Show Edit Destroy
Cold milk and baking soda Salt JO A lot of the time, the only way to get rid of food poisoning is to remove whatever it is in your system that has made you sick. Drink cold milk mixed with baking soda to throw up. #<Category:0x00555fb23b1750> Show Edit Destroy
Run it under Cold water London GB Cold water can ease the burning sensation Keep under cold water for as long as possible #<Category:0x00555fb232ad68> Show Edit Destroy
All butter diet supresses appetite Delhi IN Make sure you only eat foods liberally doused in butter. Eat as much as you want with complete disregard for your personal wellbeing. If the food is properly buttered, you shouldn't have appetite for more than two meals a day. #<Category:0x00555fb22d05e8> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise London GB Exercise away your jealousy with boxing or running to great music! #<Category:0x00555fb225c1e8> Show Edit Destroy
Fresh onion Cologne GE Fresh onion will suck bee venom out Your hands will smell of garlic. Wash hands with lemon after. #<Category:0x00555fb21d9a18> Show Edit Destroy
Get a fitness band - helps to move more GB Buy a fitness band that you wear around your wrist. Any make will do. This tracks your movement and sleep which you can monitor daily on your telephone or computer. Tracking how much you move daily, as well as your sleep patterns, can motivate you to move more and try to improve your sleep. The more you move, the greater the calorie burn = weight loss. The more sleep you have, the more refreshed you are which means greater control to stay away from sugary snacks and food. #<Category:0x00555fb215ecc8> Show Edit Destroy
Coffee London GB Drinking coffee can act as a laxative to get rid of constipation. #<Category:0x00555fb20dc868> Show Edit Destroy
Zantac Cape Town ZA Take 2 Zantac at the first sign of heartburn #<Category:0x00555fb1f92d40> Show Edit Destroy
Essential for the Jetsetter Schio IT Taking melatonin pills helps regulate your sleep cyle to beat the effects of jet lag Orange flavor highly recommended #<Category:0x00555fb1e2f430> Show Edit Destroy
Naproxen Melbourne AU Naproxen is the best over the counter remedy for getting rid of period pains. #<Category:0x00555fb1cf5b50> Show Edit Destroy
Rose Water Zimbabwe ZW Use a cotton swap to apply rose water directly onto effected areas first thing in the morning and right before you go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb1bd18c8> Show Edit Destroy
Garlic Clove Koln GE Fresh garlic will suck out ear infection Wash hands with lemon after to get smell off of hands. #<Category:0x00555fb1b04328> Show Edit Destroy
Expectations London GB Manage expectations with environment. No one has your standards. #<Category:0x00555fb1a69e40> Show Edit Destroy
Plain rice London GB Eating plain white rice helps get rid of diarrhea. Stay away from any foods that are not totally plain. #<Category:0x00555fb19e5258> Show Edit Destroy
"After Bite" lotion New York US "After Bite" lotion can do wonders to temporarily get rid of itchiness. #<Category:0x00555fb1973f40> Show Edit Destroy
Hydrogen Peroxide Texas US Pour hydrogen peroxide on cut #<Category:0x00555fb17d2290> Show Edit Destroy
Liquid Paraffin Zimbabwe ZW Drink liquid paraffin to get rid of constipation #<Category:0x00555fb172b468> Show Edit Destroy
Weighted Blankets GB Studies show that deep pressure touch, as stimulated by weighted blankets, stimulates serotin release, making you happier and more relaxed. #<Category:0x00555fb16c4100> Show Edit Destroy
Lucas Pawpaw Cream Melbourne AU Apply Pawpaw cream directly on rash to help get rid of it faster. Pawpaw works on everything! #<Category:0x00555fb16143e0> Show Edit Destroy
period pain relief hot water bottle Manchester GB placing something warm on the skin can alleviate abdominal pain in a similar way to painkillers for up to an hour. make sure that the water is not too hot that it will burn your skin! #<Category:0x00555fb1573d50> Show Edit Destroy
Foods rich in magnesium and potassium New York US Eat foods rich in magnesium and potassium to get rid of period pains. #<Category:0x00555fb04b0ba8> Show Edit Destroy
Take the blame London GB Stop blaming people or circumstances. Look for solution within you. #<Category:0x00555fb03ab8c0> Show Edit Destroy
Holiday London GB Go on a beach holiday in mid - winter! #<Category:0x00555fb7112b48> Show Edit Destroy
Green shakes and electrolyte tablets Texas US Right when you wake up have a green shake and take electrolyte tablets to help get rid of hangover quickly. #<Category:0x00555fb5aa3a88> Show Edit Destroy
Face time\ skype Tel Aviv IL Videocall your loved ones it always works for me! #<Category:0x00555fb72985a8> Show Edit Destroy
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids New York US Eating foods rich in omega-3 has been shown to manage and help get rid of depression. #<Category:0x00555fb4d8d0b0> Show Edit Destroy
Zantac to stop you pooping Cape Town ZA Take 2 Zantac at the first sign of an upset stomach #<Category:0x00555fb6551b60> Show Edit Destroy
Ice cube Cape Town ZA Rub an ice cube directly on the bug bite to help numb and ease itchiness. #<Category:0x00555fb6bba6c8> Show Edit Destroy
So Long Salt Paris FR Sodium increases water retention, which causes your breasts to swell. Cut down the salt in your diet to help get rid of breast tenderness. #<Category:0x00555fb72bf1d0> Show Edit Destroy
Salt and vinegar crisps and bananas London GB The salt from the crisps and the potassium from the banana will reduce nausea. #<Category:0x00555fb598bd58> Show Edit Destroy
As my Mother always said "Don't frown"! London GB Find reasons to smile instead of frown to prevent wrinkles. My mother always says if you frown they will turn into wrinkles! #<Category:0x00555fb6c04778> Show Edit Destroy
Yogurt London GB Replace two of your meals with a greek yogurt for one week once a month. #<Category:0x00555fb83bd2c0> Show Edit Destroy
Dried Figs Melbourne AU Eating dried figs helps to naturally get rid of constipation #<Category:0x00555fb7c35e58> Show Edit Destroy
Hypnosis London GB Practice hypnosis to help yourself quit smoking. Try and find a hypnosis therapist if you have never practice hypnosis before. #<Category:0x00555fb8baa9b0> Show Edit Destroy
5 Minute Self Compassion Break California US Follow these simple steps. #<Category:0x00555fb8fb34d0> Show Edit Destroy
Sore Throat Soothing London GB Remove bacteria from throat to prevent soreness by gargling salt water #<Category:0x00555fb762c408> Show Edit Destroy
lemon and honey tea Manchester GB add lemon and honey into hot water to make a tea that will soothe a sore throat and clear your sinuses. give 5 minutes for the tea to brew, if it is not strong enough then it wont take affect. #<Category:0x00555fb90b4ed8> Show Edit Destroy
Nettle Tea London GB Drink lots of nettle tea to get rid of hay fever. #<Category:0x00555fb9a7d9d8> Show Edit Destroy
Sweat out your hangover Cape Town ZA After a long night of drinking, go and sit in a steam room and sweat out the alcohol. #<Category:0x00555fb95be528> Show Edit Destroy
Hair Of The Dog Cape Town SA Have a drink as soon as you wake up from a long night of drinking. Go for somehting lighter like wine, beer or bloody mary #<Category:0x00555fb7b9b010> Show Edit Destroy
Eat the shell FOR SHELLFISH ONLY!! Zimbabwe ZW Eating a tiny bit of the shell will counteract the poisoning FOR SHELLFISH ONLY!! #<Category:0x00555fb9223af8> Show Edit Destroy
Training on holiday GB If you're anything like me, you like to keep your fitness ticking over while you're on holiday, but depending on where you go there isn't always a gym around for a quick session. Not to worry! The only piece of equipment you need is a skipping rope, which can be packed up really small and easily fits in your bag. You can get a really good HIIT workout with a rope and there are a number of footwork variations to keep it challenging. Just 20 minutes of furious jumping can burn up to 300 calories. So invest in a skipping rope as it will be your best friend on holiday. #<Category:0x00555fb7b74618> Show Edit Destroy
Poke a hole in it London United Kingdom Poke a small hole in the blister and allow the water to drain out. The smaller the hole the better. Show Edit Destroy
Got Milk? Nairobi KE Drinking a few gulps of milk changes the PH of your tummy, which relieves heart burn. #<Category:0x00555fb936bfa0> Show Edit Destroy
Pack a Baby Kit New York GB If your significant other gets bored easily, try to pack treats, games, etc. in your purse, bag or pockets Great for traveling #<Category:0x00555fb98dcb60> Show Edit Destroy
Hot and Cold Zimbabwe ZW Apply hot cloth to the bruised area followed by a cold pack, #<Category:0x00555fb8a95a98> Show Edit Destroy
Advil Liquigels New York US Take two Advil Liquigels before you go to sleep and another two as soon as you wake up. #<Category:0x00555fb9902608> Show Edit Destroy
Stand by Rascal Flatts Cape Town ZA Listen to the song "Stand" by Rascal Flatts on repeat. #<Category:0x00555fb750f048> Show Edit Destroy
Botox London GB Get Botox to both prevent and get rid of wrinkles #<Category:0x00555fb6e63b40> Show Edit Destroy
Eat and drink something New York US Being hungry or dehydrated can both cause a headache. If you feel one coming on drink a glass of water and eat a snack. #<Category:0x00555fb7278758> Show Edit Destroy
get rid of the your headache: Ice it Cape Town ZA Place an icepack on the back of your neck and rest your head on it to ease and get rid of headache. #<Category:0x00555fb4dd1620> Show Edit Destroy
Advil Liquigels as a Prophylactic New York US As soon as you feel even a slight symptom coming on, take four Advil Liquigels immediately, and then two more every 4-6 hours thereafter #<Category:0x00555fb6d160d0> Show Edit Destroy
Boiled eggplant tops Seoul SK Boil the tops of eggplants and gargle with the water to relieve toothache pain. #<Category:0x00555fb7256b80> Show Edit Destroy
Plum Boiled Water Seoul SK Boil dried plums and drink resulting water to get rid of a stomach ache. Add sugar if the taste is too bitter #<Category:0x00555fb64ff658> Show Edit Destroy
Ice the burnt area Cape Town ZA Rub an ice cube directly onto the burn #<Category:0x00555fb66dc548> Show Edit Destroy
New creative hobbies Tehran Iran Try and find new creative hobbies to get rid of boredom. Painting is a great option. #<Category:0x00555fb665cff0> Show Edit Destroy
Pinch yourself New York US Pinch yourself when you start to feel sleepy during meetings. #<Category:0x00555fb6d41f50> Show Edit Destroy
Baking soda good for UTI's New York US Drink water and being soda to cure UTI symptoms While experiencing symptom also keep a heat pad on your abdomen #<Category:0x00555fb5ab2a38> Show Edit Destroy
Tissues and Toilet Paper New York US Apply pressure to stop a nose bleed. #<Category:0x00555fb68834c8> Show Edit Destroy
Tummy Rub AE Every nappy change rub a little Aceite De Manzanilla on the abdomen as a preventative measure or you can use only when the baby has colic. #<Category:0x00555fb4d9ff80> Show Edit Destroy
So long guilt London GB Do something good for the person you feel guilty about. #<Category:0x00555fb59c0f58> Show Edit Destroy
Call your mother to reduce your stress (according to science!) Wisconsin US It was published in the Scientific Amercian blog that "a phone call from Mom reduces stress as well as a hug" Read the article online! #<Category:0x00555fb5ae5dc0> Show Edit Destroy
Bach's to the rescue London GB Spray twice on the tongue before bed to help you sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb65e68c8> Show Edit Destroy
Miracle Drink using Manuka Honey London PE Drinking turmeric and manuka honey with hot water and lemon gets rid of a sore throat. #<Category:0x00555fb547f3a0> Show Edit Destroy
Acceptance is key London GB Everyone gets disappointed and everyone disappoints. As soon as you accept this you will be happier. #<Category:0x00555fb5b6fe58> Show Edit Destroy
Granulated sugar as a cheap and cheerful exfoliant! London GB Sugar crystals rub against the skin, removing dead skin and cleansing and opening the pores, and its cheaper and easier than buying an expensive exfoliant! #<Category:0x00555fb6f78968> Show Edit Destroy
Electrolytes London GB Travel with Dioralyte or Pedialyte to replenish electrolytes and minerals after a big night out. That mixed with the 1000mg vitamin c sachets are amazing and make everything better. #<Category:0x00555fb66118e8> Show Edit Destroy
Dab brandy on the soles of your feet Bombay IN This is best done before bedtime. Basically dab a small amount of brandy on the soles of your feet, and then once it has soaked into your skin wear socks. #<Category:0x00555fb692e418> Show Edit Destroy
Paint your depression away Tehran IR Try picking up painting as a new hobby to help get rid of depression. #<Category:0x00555fb8122e98> Show Edit Destroy
Watch yourself in the mirror Beijing CN If you watch yourself pick your nose in the mirror, you'll never want to do it again because it looks, well, gross #<Category:0x00555fb89b79a0> Show Edit Destroy
Alka-Seltzer cures UTIs New York US Drinking Alka-Seltzer can get rid of UTI symptoms fast I take it for 3 days to make sure it is completely gone so that it doesn't come back. #<Category:0x00555fb97e04c8> Show Edit Destroy
Home-made Detox Water Dubai AE Delicious detox water you can make at home which will help you lose weight. Remember to eat healthy food alongside drinking this #<Category:0x00555fb7411060> Show Edit Destroy
Bliss Product - Ingrown Hair New York City US The best product I have found so far is Bliss's Eliminating In Grown Hair pads. #<Category:0x00555fb5a21b50> Show Edit Destroy
Tea tree oil Hong Kong HK Dab two drops of tea tree oil onto your pimple after washing your face. Follow with a drop of pure Vitamin E if necessary. Use up to three drops #<Category:0x00555fb6a6a5e8> Show Edit Destroy
Drink lots of fluid London GB Staying hydrated is key when trying to get over a cold. Drink lots of water and as much Vitamin C as possible. #<Category:0x00555fb4dab1f0> Show Edit Destroy
Bleeding gums in pregnancy London GB Due to pregnancy hormones, your gums are more susceptible to bleeding and plaque build up. Swap your usual tooth brush to a SOFT bristle brush, and don't use alcohol based mouth wash #<Category:0x00555fb6667c98> Show Edit Destroy
Aloe Vera eases the pain of blisters New York US Applying aloe vera to blisters reduces pain A healing alternative to aloe vera is vitamin E oil or zinc ointment. #<Category:0x00555fb8dec7f0> Show Edit Destroy
Prettier when you smile London GB Think about how much better you look when you are smiling :) #<Category:0x00555fb7f09300> Show Edit Destroy
Fake it until you make it GB Pretend you are super confident, try everything and then one day you won't have to fake it anymore! The truth is everyone is faking it - pretending that they know what they are doing in their job etc. #<Category:0x00555fb8a1ddb8> Show Edit Destroy
Put some makeup on and off to the gym! Tel Aviv IL Do not let yourself sit in bed and feel sorry for yourself! Instead, do things to make yourself feel better on the both the inside and on the outside. Remember that you are awesome and its his/her loss! #<Category:0x00555fb6fb3cc0> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut water saves hangovers New York US Drinking coconut water before bed and upon rising will deter a hangover. Drink as much coconut water as possible, as soon as you realize you are tipsy and then again throughout the next day. Staying in the shade also helps a hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb95d4b98> Show Edit Destroy
Changing your breath to help you sleep GB Unless you have practiced yoga (pranayama) breathing techniques or a form of meditation, then this might be a new, enlightening technique for you to bring into your daily/night-time practice. It is so important to breath from the stomach, as it will help send more oxygen throughout your body and organs, allowing the body to relax, creating a more calm and restful nights sleep, with practice. Breathing is a good focus and evening practice that will also retrain your body to breathe in a different way, becoming an unconscious behaviour, if you do it on a regular basis. #<Category:0x00555fb7101668> Show Edit Destroy
Siberian North Railroad GB A very useful and quick way to deal with anxiety is the "Siberian North Railroad" response, which has 5 steps: #<Category:0x00555fb6f1a110> Show Edit Destroy
Listerine and blisters New York US We know it sounds nuts but applying Listerine to blisters apparently can really assist in healing them! #<Category:0x00555fb6ac6c80> Show Edit Destroy
Lemons Nicosia CY Using lemons to help with bad breath is great as the acidic contents in lemons stops the growing of foul bacteria in your mouth. Bonus, lemons smell great, so your breath will too! #<Category:0x00555fb6ecf750> Show Edit Destroy
Tea Tree Brisbane AU Description: use tea tree oil on spots to reduce redness and inflammation #<Category:0x00555fb68f8390> Show Edit Destroy
drinking plenty of water US Increasing the amount of water you drink is a great way to flush out internal toxins and hydrate your skin from the inside out. having about 2 cups of water significantly boosted blood flow throughout the body and skin. #<Category:0x00555fb6e48e58> Show Edit Destroy
A healthy diet London GB Healthy food contains less fat and preservatives which can reduce spots coming out Having plenty of water each day will drasticly help. #<Category:0x00555fb96e5910> Show Edit Destroy
Sulfur New York US Sulfur is a keratolytic which dries the skin and causes it to shed more quickly, unclogging pores. It als ohas antimicrobial qualities so it kills bacteria trapped within the pre that is now opened up! The Cure is (in addition to salicydic acid), benzol peroxide, and prescription drugs such as clindamicin and retanoids Use it in conjuction with other acne mdeications. #<Category:0x00555fb9baa388> Show Edit Destroy
Toothpaste London GB Apply toothpaste to pimples before you go to sleep and allow to sit over night to dry out puss. Sleep with towel on pillow so toothpaste does not get on sheets during the night #<Category:0x00555fb9c02f60> Show Edit Destroy
Witch Hazel Clears up the Skin Alabama US Put witch hazel on breakout areas Repeat once a day until the breakout clears. You only need a small amount of with hazel to be effective. #<Category:0x00555fb9c7baa0> Show Edit Destroy
Changing your taste buds - will power and slowly cut out. London GB Start cutting out sugary food slowly one by one over a couple of weeks till your taste buds change and you don’t crave the sugar Remember, it is not just the obvious things like cake or chocolate which has sugar in. Check the foods you are eating to see their sugar content. #<Category:0x00555fb9c84588> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger tea London GB Cut a couple of small pieces of fresh ginger, pop in cup and add boiling water. Drink when it has cooled slightly. This seems to really help when feel nauseous. #<Category:0x00555fb9cd5118> Show Edit Destroy
Rice in Chicken Broth Hangover Soup US Cook up some rice in chicken broth and eat! Works every time for me.... #<Category:0x00555fb9ed1c78> Show Edit Destroy
Sweat the stress away! East Coast US Working out is my go to remedy for stress. The hardest part is motivating yourself to workout. I promise you will feel better once you do! #<Category:0x00555fb9f8e788> Show Edit Destroy
Fluids, Rest, Ibuprofen London GB Take lots of fluids and go to bed and try to sleep. If needed take Ibuprofen to bring down the fever. #<Category:0x00555fb8d17208> Show Edit Destroy
Quit cold turkey!!! Tel Aviv IS The only way to quit smoking from my experience is to just stop smoking! Remind yourself that you are in control of what you do. #<Category:0x00555fba35fce0> Show Edit Destroy
paracetamol Melbourne AU Break the tablet in half and run into string #<Category:0x00555fba380878> Show Edit Destroy
Breathe & shake it out London GB Oxygen and removing physical tension calms you. So take a couple of deep breaths and stand up, move around and shake it out. Really calms you before a big event. #<Category:0x00555fba3ed2c0> Show Edit Destroy
Get moving to reduce your anxiety GB We know that regular exercise is a great cure for both anxiety and depression but often, especially when you are feeling anxious and as though you are already struggling, motivating yourself to get moving can feel like a mountain to climb. But it really can be so transformative to how you feel. Exercise, and not just the hard core sweat inducing high intensity stuff, but anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up, will release endorphins (the feel good hormone in the brain), which will not only make you feel happier and calmer. We just weren't designed to sit at desks all day, looking at computer and phone screens; our brains and bodies just haven't evolved that fast. So make time to get up and move, in whatever capacity that may be; running, dancing, walking, yoga. Whatever works for you, the important thing is that you prioritise it into your day as consistently as possible. #<Category:0x00555fba545e38> Show Edit Destroy
Tea bags Salt JO Soak earl grey tea bags in water and let cool. Once cool lay down and place teabags directly on your eyes. Keep teabags on eyes for as long as you can (at least 30 minutes) Make sure to squeeze the teabags out before you put them on the eyes and do this lying down. #<Category:0x00555fba5cbe70> Show Edit Destroy
Turn Off your Phone, Put it On Airplane Mode, Hide It. New York USA Make your phone less interesting by removing its capabilities and setting parameters on when you can and cannot use it. Think of your phone battery as your physical energy. The more you use it the more it gets depleted. Try to keep both batteries strong but using your phone more purposefully. #<Category:0x00555fba5dc9c8> Show Edit Destroy
Fennel Tea Zurich CH Drink a cup of fennel tea to get rid of constipation. Once the tea is ready for drinking you do not have to remove fennel or fennel seeds. #<Category:0x00555fba6298b8> Show Edit Destroy
Specific for bee sting Salt JO Put a finger ring around the bee sting and apply pressure. Use a tweezer to get the poison out. After, rub the area with garlic and salt. #<Category:0x00555fba64e460> Show Edit Destroy
Siberian North Railroad method GB A great way to deal with anger and other negative emotions is the "Siberian North Railroad" method, which has 5 steps: #<Category:0x00555fb8bbee10> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin K cream New York US Vitamin K prevents and helps get rid of blood clots and hence can be used to treat bruises. This vitamin helps your body reabsorb pooled blood and speed up the healing process. So no more embarrassing hickey.... #<Category:0x00555fba6d4e48> Show Edit Destroy
Thieves essential oil inhalation Marseilles FR Inhaling/Diffusing oil blend kills viruses and bacteria and helps ease sinusitis Random Fact: Thieves used these oils as protection from the Black Death in the middle ages when they robbed victims of bubonic plague! #<Category:0x00555fb74218e8> Show Edit Destroy
"Hours of Power" cure cell phone addiction New York US Schedule specific times of day when you are allowed to look at your phone, and turn it off in between. It will make your phone usage more efficient, and will eliminate the craving for that instant gratification all day long Keep your phone off over night and first thing in the morning. Give yourself 1 hour after breakfast/arriving at work, 1 hour after lunch, and 1 hour in the evening before or after dinner. Inform the important people in your life that you are doing this so they know they cannot reach you at certain times. #<Category:0x00555fb73e62c0> Show Edit Destroy
Can of Coke London GB Drink a can of coke when you have a hangover. The sugar rush in your system will help clear the hangover Do not drink Diet Coke. You need the sugar in regular Coke to get rid of the hangover. #<Category:0x00555fb88970c0> Show Edit Destroy
Dancing for Depression GB Movement is key with depression. Connecting to the breath and moving your body breaks the circle of depression. Put on your favourite songs (preferably upbeat) and dance. If this feels silly start by gently bouncing with both feet on the ground. #<Category:0x00555fb7637c18> Show Edit Destroy
Never cover a burn Sydney AU Whatever you do don't cover a burn with a cold wash cloth, or any topical cream as it will seal in the heat, and prevent it from healing as quickly. Running the burn under cold water. 10 - 15 mins under cold water should do the trick. #<Category:0x00555fb90e4b88> Show Edit Destroy
Herbal rescue remedy drops help Tel Aviv IS Natural herbal drops, they also come in tasty gummy sweets. A natural remedy. that really works #<Category:0x00555fb90f59d8> Show Edit Destroy
Baking Soda to Whiten Your Teeth GB Use regular Baking Soda to whiten your teeth once a week. Or every night for a week to see the immediate effect. #<Category:0x00555fb9202830> Show Edit Destroy
Vaseline London GB Using a Q-Tip cote the inside of your nostrils with vaseline before you go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb81b3808> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Melbourne AU Drinking a warm glass of ginger in water helps get rid of jet lag. #<Category:0x00555fb81bc3e0> Show Edit Destroy
Give it time Tel Aviv IL Disappointment is a part of life- give it time and remember that YOU WILL MOVE ON from whatever is bothering you. Next time will be better! #<Category:0x00555fb9178f90> Show Edit Destroy
Probiotics can help boost the immune system and ease flu London GB Probiotic supplements and probiotic-rich food and drink are essential when you’re facing the flu. We now know that two-thirds of our immune system lies in the gut, so we want to get in there and boost the good bacteria to literally boost our immune system. We, in fact, have way more species of bacteria (which we now accept as mostly health allies rather than enemies) in our bodies than cells, so we need to look after them via probiotics. These all help to boost the immune system and help to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of cold and flu at the same time. #<Category:0x00555fb919dac0> Show Edit Destroy
Cool shower Tel Aviv IS Take a cool tempreture shower to bring body temperature down #<Category:0x00555fb91be658> Show Edit Destroy
Pump Up the Protein!! New York US Incorporate more lean protein into your diet to reduce hunger and to feel fuller much faster. Lean proteins: egg whites, white chicken breast, white turkey meat, grilled fish Only have 4-6 o.z. per each meal. #<Category:0x00555fb8d8b180> Show Edit Destroy
Bitters, lemon and sugar Boston US Eat a lemon wedge saturated with Angostura bitters to get rid of hiccups. Sugar can be added for taste. #<Category:0x00555fb90290b8> Show Edit Destroy
Five Good Mood Foods GB Try and include these 5 different foods in your diet. They all work to help improve your mood and make you feel happier long-term! #<Category:0x00555fb9769f80> Show Edit Destroy
Improve digestion New York US Improve digestion using these quick tips: Try to keep yourself stress-free too! More than 90% of body's serotonin is produced in the gut #<Category:0x00555fb978aac8> Show Edit Destroy
African basil brew Lagos NG This basic based brew helps to reduce fever. Boiling leaves with some cardamom (close to alligator pepper) in about two quarts of water, then mixed with a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of milk, brings down temperature. An extract of basil leaves in fresh water should be given every 2 to 3 hours; between doses you can give sips of cold water. This method is especially effective for reducing fevers in children #<Category:0x00555fb90af578> Show Edit Destroy
Cayenne brings the fever down Virginia US Put cayenne pepper in your food Ensure you are doing just enough to make you sweat. Taste the food to ensure it isn't too spicy #<Category:0x00555fb90c0080> Show Edit Destroy
Calendula. It works! Rocky Hill, CT US Spread some calendula ointment over the burn. Enjoy the soothing sensation.... or possibly just a reduction in severe pain. #<Category:0x00555fb85b8b38> Show Edit Destroy
Lavender Oil New York US Dab oil on burned areas Allow oil to sink into skin Do not wash off #<Category:0x00555fb85d9658> Show Edit Destroy
All about Garlic to help you beat the flu FR Garlic is known to be a potent natural antibiotic and in this remedy you will use it just like you would take a pill. #<Category:0x00555fb94f2158> Show Edit Destroy
Say goodbye to hayfever with Vaseline! London GB Vaseline is one of those go-to products that a lot of people swear by. My boyfriend loves it because he suffers from really bad hay fever, especially during British Springtime. I saw him do this so many times to avoid getting itchy, watery, red eyes that are caused by all the pollen flying around in the air. So if you get hay fever quite badly, then try this product to help you get rid of it and manage it easily, every day! #<Category:0x00555fb860ece0> Show Edit Destroy
Oregano Oil New York US (Ingested or inhaled) Oregano oil works wonders for flu bugs, plus has slight decongestant effect, and soothes throats when dealing with the flu. #<Category:0x00555fb8e838a8> Show Edit Destroy
Reduce Seasonal Allergies with Nasya (Oiling Nasal Passages) IN We commonly see specialised Nasya blends created to include Sesame oil, Olive oil, Brahmi, Calamus, Skullcap, Eucalyptus essential oil - but you can achieve basically the same effect with Sesame Oil alone. Seasonal allergies can be reduced through many methods, however oiling the nasal passages daily creates an extra physical barrier for allergens to have to progress through. Especially for water soluble compounds, it provides greater resistance to allergens entering your bloodstream. Tilt your head back and/or lie supine (on your back) and drip 2-6 drops of oil in each nostril - sniff strongly to draw the oil back through the nasal passages and to coat as much surface area as possible. Wait in supine or with your head tilted back for a minute or so, and when you stand up you may need to blow your nose to remove the excess. Making this a daily, preventative practice has far greater impact than using it sporadically or as a quick-fix. It's best to do this first-thing in the morning. As an added bonus it also reduces the occurrence of bleeding noses (especially in dry climates). #<Category:0x00555fb8e842d0> Show Edit Destroy
Banana Peel your love bites away!! New York US Banana peelings have a soothing effect which help get rid of hickeys faster. The cooler the banana peel the better!! #<Category:0x00555fb8ea51b0> Show Edit Destroy
Ice the Area Barcelona ES Apply ice to the brused area for 15 minutes and repeat in a couple of hours Make sure the ice is covered by a cloth before placing on the bruise so that the actual ice is not touching the skin. #<Category:0x00555fb920dc80> Show Edit Destroy
Say goodnight to your phone and computer!! New York US Leave your phone and computer in another room to help you fall asleep at night. I know how easy it is to scroll through your instagram feed last minute before turning off your light, but that will stop your body properly switching off. If you use your phone as your alarm clock, try setting it on airplane mode by 11 p.m. #<Category:0x00555fb8c4bc98> Show Edit Destroy
Humidify! New York US Dry air dries out your throat and nasal membranes which contributes to congestion. Sleep with a humidifying in your room to help get rid of snoring. Add peppermint or eucalyptus oil to the humidifier for extra relief. #<Category:0x00555fb8c59fc8> Show Edit Destroy
No simple or complex carbohydrates after 5 p.m. New York US Try and stay away from all complex carbohydrates after 5 p.m. and stick to protein and green veggies for dinner. It is important to have some complex carbohydrates as part of your meal for breakfast or lunch to keep your metabolism going. Brown rice, quinoa, and farro are good examples of complex carbohydrates. #<Category:0x00555fb8bf6b08> Show Edit Destroy
turn to soup Tel Aviv IL When you crave comfort food, heat up a large bowl of soup made with lots of vegetables and beans. It’s flavourful, hearty, high in nutrition and low in fat, and it will keep you feeling full and satisfied. keep the soup thick and chunky, this will give you the sensation that you are chewing. #<Category:0x00555fb7b87628> Show Edit Destroy
Increase your Calcium intake New York US Calcium can help reduce period cramps. The Mayo Clinic recommends 1,000 mg per day for women between the ages of 19-50. Foods high in calcium: dairy products, sesame seeds, almonds, leafy green vegetables. #<Category:0x00555fb7b90138> Show Edit Destroy
Switch it up! New York US Change your shampoo and conditioner each time you wash your hair to help prevent and get rid of dandruff. Search for anti-dandruff shampoos #<Category:0x00555fb93acbe0> Show Edit Destroy
Steer clear or alcohol New York US Try and cut down (limit if possible) on how much you alcohol you drink for weight loss. If you absolutely need to have a drink try and have a tequila soda with lime or whiskey. #<Category:0x00555fb93bd710> Show Edit Destroy
Alleviate back pain with this simple practice US Back pain is a complex issue; more often than not, it is not actually always related to a physical issue, but an emotional one. Whether you have a physical injury or not, stress will amplify back pain. #<Category:0x00555fb93de230> Show Edit Destroy
Honey New York US Raw honey is full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great coating for painful canker sores. Make sure one of the times you reapply the honey is before you go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb9a37140> Show Edit Destroy
Try Aloe Vera Gel BS Always take a bottle of green Aloe gel on holiday. Make sure to apply plenty of gel to the burnt area. #<Category:0x00555fb9a47c20> Show Edit Destroy
Keep out of the sun! New York US When exposed to the sun, make sure your scars are always covered to stop the scaring from darkening aka becoming more noticeable. Use bandaids to cover scars. #<Category:0x00555fb9a687e0> Show Edit Destroy
Take the stairs! New York City US exercise such as stair climbing stimulates circulation and keeps your skin dimple-free! opt for the stair every opportunity you can #<Category:0x00555fb9a792c0> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Water! New York City US This is more of a cellulite prevention rather than a cure. Water keeps the skin hydrated and flushes out toxins don't drink too much water as this could lead to swelling underneath the cellulite - 1.5/2.0 litres a day is plenty! #<Category:0x00555fb9265de0> Show Edit Destroy
Kombucha tea CN Green tea is well renowned for relieving headaches and nausea. As Kombucha is a fermented green tea, during the fermentation process the symbiosis of yeast and bacteria the drink develops vitamins and antioxidants, and is also a source of probiotics. If you are feeling worse for wear from the night before, Kombucha is a tasty and refreshing way to start a day. #<Category:0x00555fb8b3a980> Show Edit Destroy
Breathing & Nutrition & Rest (avoid stress) AU There are 4 elements to this which need to be done in conjuction with the others to ensure you allow and encourage your body to heal. Breathing , Nutrition, managing Stress and Rest. #<Category:0x00555fb8b4b410> Show Edit Destroy
Tame your Sugar Cravings New York City US L-glutamine supplement have been anecdotally shown to help reduce and eliminate sugar cravings. Between 750-200mg at bedtime may help avoid sugar cravings the next day. #<Category:0x00555fb9587f00> Show Edit Destroy
Epsom Salts GB After sport or if your muscles are in pain, the best idea is to have a bath with Epsom Salts, which will help relieve the inflammation. Simply have a hot bath with a few cups of Epsom Salts #<Category:0x00555fb9590b00> Show Edit Destroy
Yoga to help calm the mind New York US Practicing yoga or Tai Chi regularly can help make your ADHD much better. There are so many different kinds of yoga so experiment and find which one is best for you! #<Category:0x00555fb95b6ff8> Show Edit Destroy
Ear Massage CN At least one study has shown that self-massage of the ears reduces smoking cravings. Specifically there are acupressure points on the ears that correlate to cravings in general (not just for smoking), but for our purposes here we'll be more general than individual points. When you feel a craving, instead of taking any other action, gently pinch your ear lobes between your thumb and forefinger. Hold for 2-3 breaths, and then begin to circle your fingertips. Repeat up the outer edge of your ears. #<Category:0x00555fb95ebaa0> Show Edit Destroy
Self-Massage of Scar TH Scar massage is an important part of healing. With scar massage, you may notice that the scarring heals faster, there is more complete resolution, and a greatly reduced risk of scars adhering to other tissues. The main intention is to prevent the scar from being "stuck" to the underlying tissue. You'll notice what I mean if you have an old scar that you haven't taken care of and the rest of the surrounding skin moves easily, but the scar itself barely moves. #<Category:0x00555fb95f49e8> Show Edit Destroy
Blast Acne with Garlic Beirut LB Garlic is one of those magic ingredients that helps soothe many skincare issues. Here's how to soothe and get rid of acne fast. #<Category:0x00555fb9615940> Show Edit Destroy
Thyme and thyme again: cure for colds! FR Thyme has been my saviour and for many years. Not only does it work wonders for cough, colds but also for any digestive issues. Thyme is full of antioxidants and has antiseptic and anti-fungal qualities. It is rich in potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and selenium, vitamins A, B6, C, E, K and folic acid. It is the perfect beverage for Winter months as a prevention against bugs and viruses. Not bad for a cute little herb! #<Category:0x00555fb963a830> Show Edit Destroy
Camellia Oil JP It works wonders as well on hair so simply massage your scalp before shampoo or add few drops on damp hair. Your hair will look healthy and shiny. Camelia Oil has been used for centuries in Japan on face, body, hair and nails. It is made from the extraction of Camellia flower seeds and it is rich in vitamins A, B, C. E and Polyphenol, a natural antioxidant which protects from pollution and UV. Camellia Oil is full of essential fatty acid so the skin feels soft and non greasy. I use Organic Camellia Oil when I give Tsuboki Japanese facial massage to my clients and their skin looks fresh and feels soft. As one of them once said: "You took years off me!". Et voila! #<Category:0x00555fb964b2c0> Show Edit Destroy
peppermint oil US A cross between watermint and spearmint, the peppermint plant has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. It is thought to have the ability to relieve some gastrointestinal problems by blocking the flow of calcium into muscle cells in the intestines, which in turn reduces muscle contractions. peppermint oil is best when consumed in coated-capsule form, which reduces the likelihood of heartburn. #<Category:0x00555fb966fe68> Show Edit Destroy
Help Indigestion with Apple Cider Vinegar London GB Despite what we are lead to believe, many cases of indigestion are to do with too LITTLE acidity in the stomach, which compromises digestion and means the stomach has to work even harder to start digesting food. #<Category:0x00555fb9684d90> Show Edit Destroy
Tongue Scraping IN There are specialized tongue scrapers you can purchase, however a metal spoon can also work wonders. Simply place the spoon or scraper at the back of your tongue and gently glide if forward towards the front of your tongue. As it goes it will collect "gunk" from your tongue - made up of undigested food and bacteria (delightful). Wash/rinse the metal implement and repeat until very little or no more gunk comes off. Do this first thing in the morning, every day and over time you'll reduce your bad breath! #<Category:0x00555fb96bdc08> Show Edit Destroy
elbow brace US An elbow strap or splint may help take the pressure off the inflamed tendon an elbow brace will keep your arm out of use as well as taking pressure off the area #<Category:0x00555fb9b68028> Show Edit Destroy
ice the effected area US icing the area for 20 minutes twice a day helps to decrease inflammation and relieve pain #<Category:0x00555fb9b78fe0> Show Edit Destroy
make smart food choices! US While there are some foods that you should avoid, there are also some foods you can eat that can help IBS. foods containing probiotics, or bacteria or yeast that is helpful to your digestive system, have helped relieve some symptoms of IBS, such as bloating and gas. Foods including yoghurt, protein, and brown rice may be foods that help IBS #<Category:0x00555fb9b99ee8> Show Edit Destroy
go easy on the dairy! US Dairy is an Irritable Bowel Syndrome trigger even if you're not lactose intolerant. It's simply not just the lactose. It's also not just the high fat content of most dairy products that can cause your IBS to flare. In addition to fat and lactose, dairy contains components such as the proteins whey and casein, which can cause severe digestion problems Some people who are lactose intolerant have IBS. In this case, you can try eating yogurt instead of milk for your dairy requirements. Yogurt is traditionally recommended as an "easily digestible" dairy product because fermentation has reduced the lactose levels #<Category:0x00555fb9baeca8> Show Edit Destroy
working out US Exercise is tried and true for many to relieve stress, depression, and anxiety, especially when it is done consistently. Anything that relieves stress can help with bowel discomfort by stimulating regular intestinal contractions. If you’re not used to exercising, be sure to start slow and work your way up to the amount of 30 minutes a day, five days a week. #<Category:0x00555fb9bcbb28> Show Edit Destroy
Prioritise Positivity LA US Seek out a pleasant experience everyday. It doesn't have to be big, just simple things that you may enjoy such as: reading the chapter of a book, or taking a walk after dinner. Research shows that feeling positive emotions helps us to become more resilient and more able to cope with life's pressures. #<Category:0x00555fb9bdcb08> Show Edit Destroy
Steam Cape Town ZA Head over a bowl of steam to do an inhalation Sitting down at a table is more comfortable #<Category:0x00555fb9bf5a68> Show Edit Destroy
Red Rasberry Leaf Tea New York City US Red raspberry leaf tea may decrease bleeding, which can mean less cramping. “Have a cup in the morning with breakfast or before you go to bed in the evening #<Category:0x00555fb9c46558> Show Edit Destroy
Baking powder GB If you burn yourself, run it under cold water for 10 minutes then put baking powder and water on it. It makes a white paste and fizzes. Leave it on there and reapply as necessary. It will stop blistering. #<Category:0x00555fb9c67000> Show Edit Destroy
Simple steps to get things done and move forward FR Our mind is so clever, it can justify almost anything. Particularly when we want to find excuses for not doing what we are supposed to do...and we might even blame others. Procrastination is a source of stress for many. Not anymore! Let's take responsibility here and now. Try the following tips and see what happens. #<Category:0x00555fb9c77f90> Show Edit Destroy
Calm yourself right down GB This just takes two minutes. I would advise finding a quiet space so you won't be disturbed but really it can be done anywhere. Just remember it only takes two minutes and you will leave feeling focused, calm and ready to get back to the day. #<Category:0x00555fb9c88ae8> Show Edit Destroy
Epsom Salts & Warm Bath Koln DE Have a bath and soak your neck in Epsom Salt - the magnesium in the salts is said to help release muscle aches and pain. Apparently the magnesium’s helps to reduce the rate of calcium binding after a muscle contracts as it competes for the same binding sites as calcium, which contracts a muscle. #<Category:0x00555fb9cb6970> Show Edit Destroy
Vodka scarf RU Great friends from Moscow told me this trick - wrap a cotton scarf in vodka and wrap it gently round your neck. The heat from your body heats up the vodka which sweats out the sore in the neck. Works every time. #<Category:0x00555fb9cc7950> Show Edit Destroy
Eat papaya Hawaii US eat plenty of papaya and it will work its magic on loosening bowls! Fresh Papaya is the best #<Category:0x00555fb9cd8958> Show Edit Destroy
teatree oil US rub tea tree oil on your face #<Category:0x00555fb9d914d0> Show Edit Destroy
Preventative: Almond oil or Coconut oil London GB Mainly for use as a preventative if you want to avoid chemical creams. Use before and after bath and when changing nappies These are also great for after bath massage for your baby #<Category:0x00555fb9e99fd0> Show Edit Destroy
Cold Cure Juice Recipe US Drink this cold formula juice at the first sign of a cold and it will shock your immune system and stop the cold in it's tracks. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor and drink the entire juice within a couple hours. #<Category:0x00555fb9edaa58> Show Edit Destroy
Pure straight lemon juice and honey GB I have used this for years, especially with children... you just have to use pain lemon and honey together and that does the trick to get rid of a cough fast. #<Category:0x00555fb9f03548> Show Edit Destroy
Hot gold for Sty Cape Town SA Heat up the gold and when it is just hot enough to bear, press it to affected area of eye and leave it there until it cools. Repeat a few times. #<Category:0x00555fb9f540d8> Show Edit Destroy
What craving chocolate actually means! AU Other than the fact that chocolate tastes finger-licking good, there is another reason why our body craves this delectable treat - Magnesium! Usually if our bodies crave something, it is a message that we are lacking or in need of more of something else. In the case of chocolate, magnesium is the culprit - a mineral vital to providing our bodies with energy. Opt for a few squares of dark chocolate as it contains magnesium without the added sugar in milk chocolate. If you have the will power and can steer away from chocolate all together, other food sources of magnesium include nuts, seeds, legumes, bananas and avocados. #<Category:0x00555fb9f6cf70> Show Edit Destroy
Cut out refined sugar GB Candida, the fungus responsible for thrush infections, is a yeast infection and yeast feeds on sugar, so it is therefore better to cut out all processed sugar from your diet and eat a whole food diet. #<Category:0x00555fb9fb5ec8> Show Edit Destroy
Heat pack Dartford GB To place a wheat heat pack on your neck and relax for a good 10 minutes. #<Category:0x00555fb999edf0> Show Edit Destroy
The spices for helping the digestion IN Certain spices can really help with gut health, indigestion and acid reflux. During the colder months of the year, we should be thinking of removing raw foods from our diets and eating warm cooked foods this will give us better protect against winter colds and improve our wellbeing in general. #<Category:0x00555fb8d0fd00> Show Edit Destroy
Probiotics to help New York US Take one or two Probiotic pills everyday with a glass of water. Go see a nutritionist or a naturopath to direct you to take the right probiotic for your body. #<Category:0x00555fb8d188d8> Show Edit Destroy
Breathing San Diego US Breath in for 4 seconds, hold for your breath for 4 seconds, and then breath out for 4 seconds. Wait 4 seconds and repeat 10 times. Its very similar to breathing types of meditation - it helps with focus and calms your body down. #<Category:0x00555fba3413f8> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger really does help Milan IT Boil some water, cut up some fresh ginger and put a little bit of lemon and drink it! #<Category:0x00555fba351f50> Show Edit Destroy
Laser Burns London GB Use a skin-healing ointment such as Aloe Vera gel or Aquaphor for burns caused by laser hair removal. Apply a generous amount directly on to the burn as frequently as required in order to keep the area moist. Use an ice-pack as necessary and stay out of the sun! #<Category:0x00555fba362a08> Show Edit Destroy
Life Coach GB Panic attacks are often triggered by the same emotion or event every time. Often you don't realise. A life coach can help identify your trigger and help you to understand what it causing the panic attack. They can then help you deal with these feelings/situations and prevent a full on panic attack. #<Category:0x00555fba368e08> Show Edit Destroy
Cut out sugar GB Cut out all processed sugar from your diet. Fruit is fine. Over the period of a few weeks you will find you have more constant energy levels, no longer experiencing that mid afternoon slump. You will also sleep better at night. Use a handful of nuts for a pick me up instead of that fizzy drink/ cake/ chocolate etc that might happen to find its way to your desk! #<Category:0x00555fba3799d8> Show Edit Destroy
Try wearing a splint GB At night use a splint on your hand. You can buy the splint at the chemist. The splint places the hand in a certain way which helps the blood circulate and takes the tingling and pain away. #<Category:0x00555fba38a5d0> Show Edit Destroy
tea tree oil Manchester GB Tea tree oil is a powerful weapon to kill the head lice without any harmful side effects Sleep it with a towel on your head over pillow to prevent possible staining. #<Category:0x00555fba393568> Show Edit Destroy
Vicks Vaporub on Soles of Feet Dublin IE Before going to sleep rub Vicks Vaporub on the soles of your feet then wear socks on top - this is one of the best products and home remedies that eases your cough quickly! #<Category:0x00555fba398068> Show Edit Destroy
Stay out of the sun GB Try and stay out of the sun for long periods, wear a hat and always use sun cream and remember to put sun cream on your hands #<Category:0x00555fba3e8bd0> Show Edit Destroy
Glute Stretch AU Lie on your back. Bend knees and bring right one up 90º angle across the left knee. Lift left knee and hold thigh for 15 seconds or so. Don't bounce! Repeat other side. If you Google Glute Stretch, you can see image of how it is done. #<Category:0x00555fba445768> Show Edit Destroy
Cold / Warm Compresses GB If an allergy is the problem, a cool compress may feel better. If the problem is caused by an infection, then a warm, moist compress may soothe your eye and help reduce redness and swelling. #<Category:0x00555fba46e708> Show Edit Destroy
Hand and Nose Mask GB Make a mask with your hands and cover your mouth and nose; breathe quickly. #<Category:0x00555fba4a4a88> Show Edit Destroy
Apple Cider Vinegar GB Apple cider vinegar helps remove toxins from the body, reduce water retention and regulate hormones. This helps reduce breast pain and tenderness. #<Category:0x00555fba4cda28> Show Edit Destroy
Make your intentions public GB By telling people exactly what you are going to do and by when, you instantly put yourself under more pressure to complete a task. Try telling a friend about what you need to do by the end of the week and get them to chase you up on it if you don't do it! #<Category:0x00555fba4ea9c0> Show Edit Destroy
Dark Chocolate Milan IT Whenever I am feeling a little depressed, I find eating chocolate cheers me up and is comforting. Its just eat a little bit... #<Category:0x00555fba507908> Show Edit Destroy
Modified Heating Pads Washington DC US If you dont have a heat pad or a hot water bottle then you can use a Nalgene Water Bottle. Fill it boiling water and then put it to your stomache Learnt this from when you are camping and its really cold, and you heat water and put it in the heat proof water bottle and it acts as a hot water bottle! #<Category:0x00555fba508448> Show Edit Destroy
How to push through fear New York US Everyone is afraid of something at times. Recognize that fear is not a bad thing - it just means you are growing. Often times what we are most afraid to do is the very thing we need to do to move forward in life. #<Category:0x00555fba53e368> Show Edit Destroy
Saffron for Low Mood US Feeling a little low? First thing I would suggest is to get your Vitamin D levels checked to make sure they are within range as low levels are associated with low mood. Then I would add saffron! Clinical trials have shown antidepressant activity in humans. Dosage used was 30mg of the extract per day in supplemental form. Other things to help: #<Category:0x00555fba55ae78> Show Edit Destroy
Run under Cold water London GB Put the burn under cold running water for at least 10 minutes, if needed cover the burn with a non sticking sterile wrap. If it still hurts repeat the process in an hour. If it keeps stinging, go back to putting the burn under cold running water. #<Category:0x00555fba56fdc8> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut Oil New York US Use coconut oil to get rid of lice by parting hair into small sections and completely coat each piece with coconut oil. Let sit for 3 hours and then comb back out with the small lice comb. This will take all the eggs out. #<Category:0x00555fba574940> Show Edit Destroy
Guava Fruit Swat PK Guava Fruit has 4 times more vitamin C then oranges. #<Category:0x00555fba5a54c8> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Ginger Beer GB Drink a cold ginger beer. #<Category:0x00555fba5b2060> Show Edit Destroy
Water & Crown Pull GB Dehydration and stress are two under looked factors to many headaches. There are two main contributor factors as to why dehydration causes headaches; 1) Dehydration causes your brain tissues to lose water which causes the brain to pull away from the skull as it shrinks, this triggers pain receptors that surround the brain. 2) Dehydration causes your blood volume to drop, which will lower the flow of blood to the brain and therefore oxygen. Hydrating, by drinking plenty of water will counteract these factors. Stress can also be a contributory factor to headaches, stress causes energy (which is invisible to many people) to accumulate and stagnate at the top of your head. By undertaking a crown pull on yourself you can release the stagnant energy and clear your headache. #<Category:0x00555fba5d2ec8> Show Edit Destroy
Dandelion US Dandelion is a natural diuretic and contains potassium which helps flush extra fluids out of the body and prevents water retention. This can help reduce breast tenderness. #<Category:0x00555fba5ebe00> Show Edit Destroy
Spice it up - Chilli. Sydney AU Chilli contains a phytochemical called capsaicin, which research has shown can reduce the severe pain accompanying migraine headaches, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. How you ask? Capsaicin activates neurons to send out Substance P, a neurotransmitter partially responsible for the pain sensation. According to a study published in 1997, when the neurone are exposed to Capsaicin for an extended period, their levels of Substance P are depleted and are less able to transmit pain signals. #<Category:0x00555fba5f0e78> Show Edit Destroy
Stop those thoughts from keeping you awake! London GB Your mind is probably racing with lots of thoughts stopping you from falling asleep or waking you up in the middle of the night. So: #<Category:0x00555fba609978> Show Edit Destroy
Olive Oil & Eggs Lahore PK A mix of Eggs and Olive Oil. I have done this so many times and it really works. #<Category:0x00555fba622428> Show Edit Destroy
Water with lemon or lime BR Drink water with slices of lemon or lime throughout the day to prevent mouth ulcers. #<Category:0x00555fb92eaf68> Show Edit Destroy
Fennel or ginger tea GB We always keep a good selection of herbal teas, more often that not ginger tea being the "go to" favourite for bloating. More recently I was introduced to fennel tea. While I'm not a fan of aniseed flavour, this tea is very refreshing and has worked well so far. #<Category:0x00555fb9210ed0> Show Edit Destroy
Sparkling water GB Drinking sparkling water can sometimes help with acid reflux or heartburn #<Category:0x00555fba641aa8> Show Edit Destroy
Good for heartburn during pregnancy GB I have heard of many cures for heartburn or acid reflux from pregnant women in my classes and these include: yoghurt #<Category:0x00555fba662618> Show Edit Destroy
Practice Meditation or Mindfulness to Alleviate Anxiety and Worries GB Everyone suffers anxiety to different degrees and meditation is a great tool for managing and hopefully overcoming your worries. Since worries usually surround future events and how they may or may not turn out, by bringing our attention back to the present moment we can calm the mind and create a feeling of inner peace. When your mind is calm is it easier to tackle life's every day anxieties with a more level head. There are thousands of different meditation techniques and you'll find many videos and step-by-step guides all over the internet. This is just one example of a quick three minute meditation that you can do anywhere from the kitchen to on the train. For just 3 minutes find somewhere where you can sit quietly and comfortably without being disturbed. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Thoughts will come and go, and that is ok. Just notice them and try not to get caught up in them. You can focus on deepening the breath, feeling the coolness of the air on the inhale and the warmth of the air on the exhale. Relax but don’t lose awareness of what you are doing. Stay totally present. #<Category:0x00555fba697188> Show Edit Destroy
Refocus the mind! London GB Our confidence drops when we focus on negate thoughts about ourself. In order to change this around and lift our confidence, it is important to focus on the positive aspects of ourselves. #<Category:0x00555fba6abc78> Show Edit Destroy
Divide into Categories US Usually when you are overwhelmed you are overwhelmed with work. Take a simple step by step approached. So take a step back and just think about what one thing needs to be done. And then re-asses and do the next 1 thing. #<Category:0x00555fb8bcdd48> Show Edit Destroy
Toothpaste on your burn Delhi IN Put toothpaste on minor burns helps take away the pain and heal the burn faster. #<Category:0x00555fba6bec60> Show Edit Destroy
Brain Detox & Visualization GB We all hold so much in our thoughts and mind, to do lists, school activities with the kids, entertaining, work pressures.... the list goes on! I have found this particularly useful exercise both for myself and and with clients. Work through these simple steps productively with out pressure and stress. #<Category:0x00555fba6d3688> Show Edit Destroy
Extra zinc and vitamin C DE Make sure you take Vitamin C and zinc tablets. Will together help you feel better #<Category:0x00555fba6e4230> Show Edit Destroy
Vaseline for your skin GB Before going to sleep rub cream like Vaseline on feet and hands then put on socks and gloves and sleep with them on. Within a couple of days you will have your problem solved. #<Category:0x00555fba740d00> Show Edit Destroy
Motion Sickness: Chew Mint Gum Hong Kong HK I suffer from motion sickness esp. in cars and boats. I find if I chew any mint gum it helps get rid of the nausea feeling #<Category:0x00555fba881868> Show Edit Destroy
A spoonful of honey GB A spoonful of honey can help with acid reflux or heartburn #<Category:0x00555fba89a340> Show Edit Destroy
Count forward - and lambs... Tokyo JP We grew up being told to count Lambs, 1 lamb, 2 lamb, 3 lamb etc. Always count forward as counting backwards is to hard and keeps you awake and your brain stimulated. #<Category:0x00555fba8d6ef8> Show Edit Destroy
Sleep with a woolen hat SE Sleep with a woolen hat on at night to keep head warm. The warmer the hat the better #<Category:0x00555fba8f39e0> Show Edit Destroy
Gargle with Green Tea Tokyo JP When you are have a sore throat, gargle with Green Tea. #<Category:0x00555fba900550> Show Edit Destroy
Double-layer socks GB Use double-layer socks, also called twin skin to prevent blisters while walking and/or running. #<Category:0x00555fba941050> Show Edit Destroy
Very Hot Shower + Aquaphor Tokyo JP Defiantly doesn't work for everyone, but for me, if I shower with very hot water it creates an illusion that you are scratching your body so that it gives some relief. This stops you physically scratching and so helps. After showering follow up with a heavy body cream, like Aquaphor. #<Category:0x00555fba95dbb0> Show Edit Destroy
Match the alcohol to water Tel Aviv IL For every glass of alcohol have a glass of water to prevent having a hangover in the morning. #<Category:0x00555fba97e680> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Water and... Hanoi VN If you drink 5 cups of water, this will make you need to pee and will keep you distracted from the exams or public speaking whatever you are nervous about. Be sure to plan the timings well..... #<Category:0x00555fba9cb160> Show Edit Destroy
Yoga and improved posture to change your outlook IN The way you carry yourself (your posture) reflects your state of mind and can negatively or positively influence your energy. Practice standing tall with your shoulders drawing down and back and your chest lifting. This will also help you to breathe more fully, which will energise and uplift you. Other yoga postures and breathing techniques will also help to lift your mood and release endorphins (feel good hormones) #<Category:0x00555fba9dfc28> Show Edit Destroy
Protecting your system using Traditional Chinese Medicine London GB When your grandmother used to yell after you to put a scarf on, she wasn't being overly protective. In Chinese medicine- your skin is the first line of defence, it is often said that acute conditions can be treated by causing the pores to open to sweat out the toxins. (Ever broke out in a cold sweat after a bout of cold or flu and felt much better the next day? That's your body sending out the troops.) At the same time, the easiest way to defend against illness is to protect your body from attack at its vulnerable point which happens to be the occiput area at the back of your head, and the whole nape area of your neck in general. And the best way to do that? Wear a scarf. Wrap up warm in it during the colder months or drape it casually when it's warmer. Don't be deceived by sunny days - often they can be accompanied by quite a strong breeze. Acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners around the world can often be found with a scarf, whatever the season and we're all better for it. #<Category:0x00555fba9f0b40> Show Edit Destroy
Put olive oil in your hair Modena IT When you have dry hair, once a week maximum, wash your hair with olive oil. #<Category:0x00555fbaa396d8> Show Edit Destroy
Steam inhalation Somerset GB Pour boing water in to a head proof container and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil (Olbas Oli brand in the UK seems to work). Put your head over the container and place a towel over your head locking in the vapours. Breath deeply. #<Category:0x00555fbaa5b5f8> Show Edit Destroy
Get that brush out Somerset GB To stimulate the hair in the scalp brush the hair regularly #<Category:0x00555fbaa881e8> Show Edit Destroy
Open Airways! GB Snoring occurs when the air you breath in and out meets resistance in your airways. This can be for a variety of reasons but the two main reasons are positioning and airway diameter. If positioned on your back, the tongue is allowed to fall back and to partially occlude the airway. This is worsened by alcohol which relaxes the tongue further. Using pillows to prop the head up to 30 degrees and sleeping on a side, will reduce this to some extent. Having good pillows (such as memory foam or orthopaedic pillows) which support your head and neck are also good, as they will maintain your position throughout the night. The diameter of your upper airways is affected by having allergies or respiratory tract diseases (such as colds and flu), in which case taking antihistamine or decongestants, respectively, could help. Nasal strips, which can be bought from most pharmacies, help to hold the nasal passages open and do reduce snoring in some people. #<Category:0x00555fbaaa4de8> Show Edit Destroy
Congested? Cayenne lemon hot drink recipe GB Squeeze a lemon into a mug and add boiled water, then add a healthy few shakes of cayenne pepper and some honey for taste. The cayenne really wakes up the system and gets all that mucus moving so that you can get it out! No more phlegm and no more blocked nose! #<Category:0x00555fbaac5d90> Show Edit Destroy
Pee on it Tokyo JP Especially for bee stings, if you pee on it it helps to take the sting out. #<Category:0x00555fbaae6900> Show Edit Destroy
Epsom Salts & Steaming Bath GB Have a steaming hot bath with Epson Salts and then eat Ginger Soup #<Category:0x00555fbab0f350> Show Edit Destroy
Italian grandmas' remedy against the cold (and against anything that makes you sad) Modena IT Your cold is about to turn into flu? Your bones are heavy and your nose is blocked? Well, there is nothing better than a proper grandma's cure: a cup of hot milk with a sweet spoon of honey. Natural, warm, and homey. The secret ingredient of the recipe is actually adding a shot of COGNAC! #<Category:0x00555fbab242a0> Show Edit Destroy
Slice of Tomato Tokyo JP Put a silce of tomato on a small cut and leave it. If you can cover it with a bandage or something and sleep with it over night it really works #<Category:0x00555fbab54d38> Show Edit Destroy
Hydration with non-caffeinated drinks GB Modern life involves working and living in very dry environments. Central heating and air conditioning both evaporate the moisture in the air, and in turn reduce the amount of moisture in our skin. Therefore to combat this inevitable drying of skin it is important to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of fluid (2.5-3 litres per day) which is non-caffeinated. Water is ideal. #<Category:0x00555fbab85898> Show Edit Destroy
Pump often CO If you are already massaging, using cabbage leaves, and cold and hot compresses I recommend you pump often to relieve the breasts and slowly dissolve the hard lumps. #<Category:0x00555fbabbf840> Show Edit Destroy
A guy's Perspective New York City US Its a mixture of things, sleep with as many girls as possible, honestly quality is irrelevant - Tinder helps! Some people say get as drunk as possible, helps with number 1! Work out as hard as possible, physically takes a lot out of you and it makes you look better for the next girlfriend. Focus and work really hard at your job. Helps distract you and positions you to make more money thus making you more attractive again for the next round. #<Category:0x00555fbabcc838> Show Edit Destroy
Foam Rollers New York City US Use a foam roller to roll out the muscles in your legs, before and after exercise. This helps release the lactic acid in your muscles and increases blood flow therefore speeding recovery. It also helps to prevent injuries #<Category:0x00555fbac11730> Show Edit Destroy
Specifically for physical exhaustion to do with exercise New York City US Eat Beets before bed. As many as you can eat. You can boil them, bake them, as long as you eat them. Beets are a natural sort of nitrates which converts into nitric oxide, which increases blood flow throughout your body which helps to remove the lactic acid from your muscles and hence speeds up recovery. #<Category:0x00555fbac82688> Show Edit Destroy
Soup diet at night Cologne DE Similar to "no carbs after 5" just have soups for dinner Don't have any chocolate in the house! #<Category:0x00555fbacc3548> Show Edit Destroy
Posture and core strengthening exercises GB Most of our lifestyles don't promote perfect posture. This is only a brief summary of the most common posture problems I observe in clinic, everyone is individual and can be helped by Osteopaths and ergonomic assessors) #<Category:0x00555fbacf3f40> Show Edit Destroy
Engage your audience US Before you begin your talk, look out to your audience and say good morning/afternoon/evening. This will engage them and leave them feeling you are speaking to them (which you are). #<Category:0x00555fbacf4ad0> Show Edit Destroy
Honey & Coffee Mix Tokyo JP Have a hot coffee and put a spoonful of good local honey in to it. Do it as you need it but remember you will be on caffeine #<Category:0x00555fbad2d970> Show Edit Destroy
Cold Turkey and Lots of Water Bogota CO Best to stop cold turkey from one day till the other and increase your intake of water. Water will help you feel more energised and will decrease the physical need for coffee. #<Category:0x00555fbad4e440> Show Edit Destroy
Heat a spoon New York City US This is especially good for Mosquito bites. Place the metal spoon in a cup of very hot water for 5-10 seconds (to a temperature of a hot coffee) and then place the big surface against the bite. The heat brakes down the chemical the mosquito injects into you and relieves the itching and the bump. #<Category:0x00555fbad5b398> Show Edit Destroy
Prilosec OTC New York US My Doctor told me when I get heartburn the best product to take is - available at all pharmacies across the US #<Category:0x00555fbad6feb0> Show Edit Destroy
Local honey Reading GB Eat local honey regularly. Honey must be local and good quality for this to work. #<Category:0x00555fbad78e20> Show Edit Destroy
Nail Polish to relieve your stress New York City US When I am stressed, I do my nails, put on nail polish. A good distraction and your achieving something! Its a win-win... #<Category:0x00555fbad8d960> Show Edit Destroy
The wonders of Echinacea for flu London GB I really believe in this tried and tested herbal remedy which is excellent to help reduce the severity and length of the flu or even a cold. It has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory agent while it boosts the immune system naturally by literally increasing white blood cells which will, in turn, reduce the symptoms of a cold or the flu. You should always have some on standby as I find it’s much more effective if you start taking it at the very first sign of illness. #<Category:0x00555fbadae430> Show Edit Destroy
Rescue Remedy CH Doctor Bach, Rescue Remedy is a mix of 5 flower essences combined to relief shock, anxiety, and any emotional disturbance where the body is in 'flight and fight' mood. There are a variety of different ways in which you can take the Rescue Remedy. The spray is easy to use however I personally prefer to use the tincture. #<Category:0x00555fb96aaf68> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Soup, Rest and Stay Warm GB A good way to help improve a cold is through eating Ginger Soup, getting rest and sweating out the cold. To make this delicious and healing soup, follow these simple instructions. #<Category:0x00555fbadcbee0> Show Edit Destroy
Massage the Dimples Away New York US Massaging the areas of your body that have cellulite stimulates circulation, and breaks up the fluids beneath your skin. The more pressure the better!! #<Category:0x00555fbadcce30> Show Edit Destroy
Get your heart rate up and sweat everything off New York US Go out for a run/speedy walk #<Category:0x00555fbaded8d8> Show Edit Destroy
Cherries for a better nights sleep! GB Have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Cherry concentrate could be the answer! Cherries are a very rich source of melatonin (our hormone that helps us fall asleep at night) #<Category:0x00555fbae26340> Show Edit Destroy
Sorry but... Clench your butt! Hong Kong HK Sorry to say but when you are feeling that you are falling asleep in meetings, you need to clench and tense your butt muscles. No one at the meeting can tell, and it keeps you awake as it takes effort to keep them clenthed! #<Category:0x00555fbae42e50> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin B London GB Vitamin B deficiency is one of the major reasons for premature greying hair! #<Category:0x00555fbae5b928> Show Edit Destroy
Amazon editors favorite 2014 book - SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying US As both an airline captain and licensed therapist, what I've learned working with ten-thousand anxious fliers is included in detail in "SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying" which was chosen as "Amazon Editors' 2014 Favorite Book. Read the reviews (including one by the former Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy) and you'll see why. #<Category:0x00555fbae64410> Show Edit Destroy
Eat foods rich in Calcium and Magnesium GB Eat more calcium and magnesium rich foods. These minerals are known as nature’s sedatives, helping to relax our bodies and mind. #<Category:0x00555fbae99340> Show Edit Destroy
Strong Ginger tea (plus some other ingredients) Mexico City MX Drink a strong brew of ginger and a few other healing ingredients to fight the flu and stop cold symptoms at home #<Category:0x00555fbaed1e98> Show Edit Destroy
Papaya Singapore SG Eat a small papaya first thing in the morning to help get rid of constipation. Other high fiber fruits: mango, persimmon, guava #<Category:0x00555fbaee68e8> Show Edit Destroy
Try cutting dairy Wellington NZ After a lot of trial and error in conjunction with my doctor, I found that cutting out dairy stopped my migraines (which had on occasions been very severe). The focus is to give up Cows Diary - so you can still eat Goats cheese or milk, try buffalo mozzarella and so on. However, everyone will be different. #<Category:0x00555fbaf0b440> Show Edit Destroy
Water, healthy food & exercise London GB Drinking lots of water prior to boarding a plane and during the flight, eating healthy food on planes and exercise straight after a long haul flight can really help to fight jet-lag #<Category:0x00555fbaf2bee8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat a snack GB When I was younger, I would get angry when my sugar levels dropped. My mum would always make sure I ate something and hey presto! The anger would die down. Now, when I feel frustrated, I take a break and have a snack - it makes me fee much better 20 years on! #<Category:0x00555fbaf30998> Show Edit Destroy
Honey honey honey! Bristol GB Honey helps get rid of dandruff, as it is a natural humectant that helps hair hold onto moisture while also giving you a powerful boost of vitamins! My grandmother told me about this remedy when I was in my teens and getting dandruff for the first time. Trust me, it really does seem to help! #<Category:0x00555fbaf61570> Show Edit Destroy
Close your eyes and trace an elephant backwards! Philadelphia US When you have hiccups, shut your eyes and draw in your mind an elephant backwards whilst holding your breath. #<Category:0x00555fbaf760b0> Show Edit Destroy
Chocolate Milk New York US As opposed to spending the extra circa $3 on Muscle Milk (protein packs) purchase a chocolate milk which you can buy at any deli or supermarket for the same muscle building benifits #<Category:0x00555fbafaafe0> Show Edit Destroy
Remove age spots lemon juice IR When squeezing lemons for juice cut the lemon half in half again and rub the flesh side on the spot. Keep the other 3 parts of the squeezed lemon for rubbing on later. Otherwise cut a slice of lemon and use that. #<Category:0x00555fbafe7ee0> Show Edit Destroy
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration London GB Due to the delicate nature of the skin under our eyes they are extremely susceptible to dehydration. You HAVE TO keep yourself hydrated! #<Category:0x00555fbafecaf8> Show Edit Destroy
Baking Soda/Bicarbonate of Soda Boston US Bad breath can be caused by residue from acid-forming foods that are left sticking to your moth. By using baking soda this can rebalance the high levels of acid that are in the mouth, leaving your breath feeling fresh. #<Category:0x00555fbb0255d8> Show Edit Destroy
Bee Propolis GB Apply bee propolis to the problem tooth. #<Category:0x00555fbb0420e8> Show Edit Destroy
Vinegar will help take out the sting Guildford GB Wasp stings have high levels of alkaline in the venom; therefore you need to use an acid to neutralize the sting. Vinegar is great for this job! #<Category:0x00555fbb083048> Show Edit Destroy
Wake up at the new time.... San Diego US Even if you are shattered, make sure you get up for at least two hours at the new time zone, then you can go back to bed for a few days. sleep with curtains open so you see the sun #<Category:0x00555fbb09bb20> Show Edit Destroy
Set a time to hold out until... Philadelphia US So set an arbitary time to hold out having coffee before hitting the wall, and every week push it out further, increase by approx. an hour a day until you hit 6pm when you just don't have it. #<Category:0x00555fbb0a0648> Show Edit Destroy
Detox Drink Barcelona ES Helps to detox your system and make you pee a lot and clear out your system. #<Category:0x00555fbb0b9120> Show Edit Destroy
Rosemary Oil Washignton D.C US A really pungent smell can make you feel very alert, especially Rosemary. Either take a big whiff from a bottle before entering the meeting, or dab some oil on a tissue and sniff it whenever your feel yourself starting to nod off! #<Category:0x00555fbb11de18> Show Edit Destroy
Chew Gum Edinburgh GB Chewing anything makes your body think its about to eat, therefore it will release insulin and keep your body alert, gum is perfect for this! Or you can chew ice, as the coldness will make it impossible for you to fall asleep. However ice is a little less subtle then gum. #<Category:0x00555fbb1829a8> Show Edit Destroy
Turn your phone off GB I know it sounds impossible, like telling your heart to stop beating, but trust me, turn your phone off. It takes away all the notifications, urge to check, lifeline to multiple worlds far from where you actually are. Try for one hour at a time... #<Category:0x00555fbb1ab510> Show Edit Destroy
Rose Oil London GB Get some rose oil, preferably organic, and rub all over your tummy. Rose oil has amazing curative properties.... #<Category:0x00555fbb1622e8> Show Edit Destroy
Massage the back of your neck under the shower London GB Putting the back of your neck under the hot water pressure in a shower really helps to reduce a migraine and feels great! A power shower is ideal, the stronger the better. #<Category:0x00555fbb0c9200> Show Edit Destroy
Ice, Ice, Ice Spain ES This only offers quick relief from the horrible burning sensation that you get from heat rash, but it feels so much better once you do it! #<Category:0x00555fbb0a82f8> Show Edit Destroy
Good Oral Hygiene London GB Maintaining good oral hygiene is key! Most of the time mouth ulcers will heal on their own without the need for intervention, but sometimes if the ulcer is exposed to bacteria it can get infected. Follow these steps: #<Category:0x00555fbb087328> Show Edit Destroy
Soak in the tub Nicosia CY Run yourself a piping hot bubble bath and submerge yourself in it for as long as possible. Not only do you feel cleaner but the heat relaxes your stomach muscles. Being in the bath also helps distract you from your pains. Candles and music add a nice touch #<Category:0x00555fbb076820> Show Edit Destroy
Apple Cider Vinegar GB Make a solution of 50/50 apple cider vinegar (organic unpasteurised is best) and water. Pour over your hair and massage into the scalp. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with water. Repeat for a week. #<Category:0x00555fbb0355a0> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut Oil - natural solution London GB Coconut oil is great for the scalp as it not only has antifungal properties that help eliminate dandruff, it also helps soften the scalp which will stop it feeling too itchy. #<Category:0x00555fbaffc430> Show Edit Destroy
Sleeping on your back London GB Bags under the eyes are caused when the delicate skin is damaged by fluid volume change. When you sleep on your side it can cause fluids to collect under your eyes due to gravity. In order to correct this it helps if you sleep on your back with a few pillows propped under your head. This will stop all the fluid flowing to your eyes. #<Category:0x00555fbafb3708> Show Edit Destroy
Swollen Feet in Pregnancy GB During pregnancy the pregnant uterus reduces the return flow of blood to the heart. There is also an increase in the amount of fluid in the body. Both can lead to swelling in the feet. #<Category:0x00555fbaf77b18> Show Edit Destroy
Breast Feeding - increasing milk production CN This Chicken and Ginger soup is an old Chinese remedy to increase milk production when breast feeding. #<Category:0x00555fbaf42df0> Show Edit Destroy
Leg Cramps during Pregnancy GB Leg cramps are common during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. #<Category:0x00555fbaf0f7c0> Show Edit Destroy
Lower Back Pain London GB Often referred pain to the lower back is due to an misaligned pelvic girdle. Stretching your gluteals and external hip rotators will lower the strain/pull on your hip flexors thus enabling a more neutral pelvic alignment and greater recruitment of your entire posterior chain. #<Category:0x00555fbaf02cf0> Show Edit Destroy
Leave your phone at home London GB One day a week try leaving your phone at home, removing all temptation to check it. Sunday is a good day to cut off email and cell phone usage. It might sounds impossible but you will be surprised at how much more relaxed you feel when you aren't constantly checking texts. #<Category:0x00555fbaede1c0> Show Edit Destroy
Training Motivation biochemistry London GB Balance of certain amino acids can have a powerful impact on the brain and your willingness to train. Carnitine and BCAA aids the release of excitatory neurotransmitters and aid the process of mobilising stored fat, thus you gain a psychological edge over burning more fat whilst training harder! #<Category:0x00555fbaeacff8> Show Edit Destroy
Give yourself a break London GB Learn to give yourself breaks during the workday even if they are short ones. Go out for lunch instead of eating at your desk or take a short stroll in the park. Even just 10 minutes away from you desk can make a huge difference. #<Category:0x00555fbae655e0> Show Edit Destroy
Drink coffee with a straw London GB Coffee is one of the most common causes of yellowing teeth. Drinking coffee through a straw is an easy way to keep your teeth bright. #<Category:0x00555fbae50618> Show Edit Destroy
white teeth using coconut oil London GB Rinsing your mouth with coconut oil can help you get that hollywood smile. The Lauric acid in coconut oil can rid your teeth of bacteria that reside in plaque which makes your teeth yellow. Coconut oil can also promote gum health and help keep your breath fresh. #<Category:0x00555fbae27b00> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise more london GB Exercise can help strengthen a persons neck muscles. This may help to prevent narrowing of the airways and can help reduce your snoring #<Category:0x00555fbadee7d8> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid Alcohol London GB Giving up that glass of wine with dinner might help reduce your snoring. Alcohol causes your muscles to relax more than usual during a nights sleep. This increase in relaxation makes the back of the throat collapse more readily, causing snoring #<Category:0x00555fbadcd718> Show Edit Destroy
Get Moving! London GB Studies have shown that exercise cuts smoking cravings and may help your brain produce anti-craving chemicals. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings for cigarettes decrease during exercise and for as long as 50 minutes after exercise. Even a 5 minute stretch when the craving strikes can help you resist the urge to smoke. #<Category:0x00555fbadc0b58> Show Edit Destroy
Massage New York US Apparently having massage can really help #<Category:0x00555fbadafe48> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint oil London GB Giving up coffee is not easy and after only a few hours the headaches will start. Use peppermint oil to help relive mild head pain and improve your energy levels. #<Category:0x00555fbad8edd8> Show Edit Destroy
MSM - The Super Supplement London GB If you have to choose one supplement to take, MSM is what I recommend for men and women of all ages. Here is why: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur containing compound with numerous health benefits such as inflammation reduction, immune function and joint pain to name a few… It does this by providing all the cells in our body with bioactive sulfur which is one of the most important minerals for cell regeneration. As our bodies age and metabolic processes slow down, cells regenerate slower, joints get stiff and energy levels fall. MSM is an awesome mineral to boost the energy levels all over the body with fantastic internal and external results! Historically MSM was used for race horses to strengthen their joints because it had a massive impact on collagen and elastin regeneration. As this was translated for human use the benefits were endless. MSM makes cells more permeable allowing them to get rid of junk inside. This “junk” is what causes inflammation, cell damage and cell death. Toxins are released and happy clean cells remain. MSM also eliminates the build up of lactic acid (from exercise, causing that annoying soreness) allowing recovery from sports to be quicker. Sulfur plays and important role in the production of Glutathione - one of the body’s most important antioxidants. Glutathione plays an important part in protecting the cells from oxidative damage and oxidative stress. As the body is enjoying all these fantastic benefits, just imagine how happy your skin is! Skin benefits: -Protects collagen from inflammation and degenerative enzymes -Gives the body minerals to generate new healthy cells -Allows the cell membranes to detox from waste products -Protects the skin from free radicals and UV damage -Maintains the cells natural pH value -Helps tone down scarring and acne -Strengthens hair and nails Available in powder or pill form, Amazon stocks some great brands! Lindens, Oskia Skincare,Higher Nature #<Category:0x00555fbad79ac8> Show Edit Destroy
Keep fingers busy London GB When you or the culprit is doing an activity in which you/they are most likely to pick your/their nose e.g. watching television, make sure you have something at the ready to occupy your/their hands! #<Category:0x00555fbad68de0> Show Edit Destroy
Apple cider vinegar London GB Apple cider vinegar is a natural way to maintain a healthy smile. The vinegar helps remove stains and kills bacteria in your mouth and gums. #<Category:0x00555fbad4fe58> Show Edit Destroy
Tee tree oil London GB Everyone has experienced bad breath in their life and it can often be embarrassing. Tee tree oil is a natural cure for bad breath. A common cause of bad breath is an overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in your mouth. Tee tree oil is effective at wiping out this bacteria. #<Category:0x00555fbad2ef28> Show Edit Destroy
Meditate Daily - As little as 5 minutes makes a difference! Washington, DC US Meditation is all about tapping into our inner stillness and experiencing the present moment in full awareness. It is a challenging practice but well worth the effort. Try it out for at least 5 minutes daily and you'll see the difference. Not good at self-motivating? Download an app like "Headspace" or "Calm" to get you started. #<Category:0x00555fbacf5c78> Show Edit Destroy
S-T-O-P for Anxiety Barrow in Furness GB STOP- THREE BREATHS - OBSERVE- PROCEED Where you are what ever you are doing simply STOP and take THREE deep BREATHS into the belly. It can help to bring your hands to your belly to feel the breath move into this area. OBSERVE your emotions and by observing you are distancing yourself from the thoughts which are creating the anxiety. Know what they are only thoughts. They are not who you are. Listen to what you need and PROCEED with this. It might be that you need to go for a walk, have some quiet time, eat some food. Whatever you need you should PROCEED to do this. #<Category:0x00555fbace8fa0> Show Edit Destroy
Oatmeal Bath Bristol GB Submerge yourself in a large bath of oatmeal powder. It always makes you feel so much better #<Category:0x00555fbaca83d8> Show Edit Destroy
Lime Juice London GB Cool your heat rash from the inside out! Drink three glasses of lime juice a day! #<Category:0x00555fbac133a0> Show Edit Destroy
Keep busy London GB We all tend to snack when we are bored - so stay busy. Keep busy around the house or even take up a new hobby. Taking your mind off food will help to reduce your snacking #<Category:0x00555fbabce4d0> Show Edit Destroy
Papaya paste london GB Apart from being delicious papaya not only reduces dry skin but also helps remove scars. #<Category:0x00555fbaba0da0> Show Edit Destroy
Looking to drop fat around your midsection? London GB Fat around the mid-section is highly correlated to excessive exposure to stress hormone. By simply eating regularly 2-3 hours, hydrating and consuming anti inflammatory foods such as seaweed and kelp will help to modulate your stress response and aid in reducing your tummy fat. #<Category:0x00555fbab5bc00> Show Edit Destroy
Aloe Vera Gel London GB I like to follow the rule: when it doubt apply aloe vera gel. This rule definitely applies to dry skin. Many people swear by drinking aloe vera juice, taking care of yourself from the inside to out. #<Category:0x00555fbab53460> Show Edit Destroy
Buttermilk Curry New York US This is an old remedy used for treating grey hair, it also a great conditioner that helps keep your hair feeling super soft. #<Category:0x00555fbab0e298> Show Edit Destroy
Salt to get rid of lice London GB Salt manages to kill the lice through creating an environment of extreme dryness on your scalp. #<Category:0x00555fbaae57f8> Show Edit Destroy
Meditation to ease your loneliness London GB Research has shown that simple meditation might be able to help you fight the feeling of loneliness. Meditation will help you get in touch with your feelings and help find the root of the issue. Learning to meditate takes time and guidance so it would be best to find a class. #<Category:0x00555fbaac4738> Show Edit Destroy
Volunteer and get out there London GB Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Find an activity that involves being in constant contact with other people whether its helping out at a soup kitchen or at your local charity store. Volunteering is a great way to focus on someone else, instead of yourself and know that you are doing some good in the world. #<Category:0x00555fbaa9f7d0> Show Edit Destroy
Break it in to small steps GB Sometimes when you doubt what you are doing, or what you can do because it seems so big, so huge, so new, take a moment to break it into the smallest steps. Do one step at a time, and with each one you will feel more confident, and the 'huge' wall / staircase / mountain in front of you will grow smaller with each step. #<Category:0x00555fbaa5a540> Show Edit Destroy
flaxseeds US Some headaches are caused by inflammation, which can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed can help provide headache relief because it’s rich in omega-3s. #<Category:0x00555fbaa498f8> Show Edit Destroy
Hydrogen peroxide New York US Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria and eliminates fungus. Soaking your feet in it helps get rid of athletes foot much faster. Make sure you’re using 3% hydrogen peroxide (food grade) #<Category:0x00555fbaa207c8> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut oil for Acne GB Use coconut oil to help fight Acne. Coconut oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that help fight acne infections and helps to prevent break outs. #<Category:0x00555fba9d3748> Show Edit Destroy
Tee tree oil toothpaste Edinburgh GB Tea tree oil helps kill off the bad bacteria that lives in our mouth and causes bad breath. Merely add some tee tree oil toothpaste into your daily oral hygiene regime, give your mouth and teeth a good brush and you are bound to see some results! #<Category:0x00555fba9b6af8> Show Edit Destroy
Drink a Diet Coke London GB Avoid food and drink a of Diet Coke. The best thing is if you let the coke go flat, so that there are no bubbles in it. #<Category:0x00555fba96dba0> Show Edit Destroy
Replace Date Night GB If you used to set aside one night a week for 'Date Night', make sure you keep busy on that night to keep your mind off things. Use this time to meet up with friends you haven't seen in a while, to catch that exhibition you've meaning to see or to start the activity you've always wanted to try. Soon you'll no longer associate that day with your ex! #<Category:0x00555fba950870> Show Edit Destroy
Treat old and new bruises with essential oils Toronto CA This is a super easy and very effective cure to help with old and new bruises. Say goodbye to sore spots permanently. Make a blend of these essentials oils and apply as directed. #<Category:0x00555fba903e58> Show Edit Destroy
Keep happy in the winter GB The winter weather puts our bodies into hibernation mode resulting in us moving less and getting less of that all important vitamin D that the sun so kindly bestows to us. These quick and easy tips help combat all that meaning we can enjoy the true beauty this season has to offer. #<Category:0x00555fba8eb1a0> Show Edit Destroy
Primrose Oil for PMS and hormone imbalance US take regularly, or especially as needed, for hormone imbalance and symptoms of PMS. #<Category:0x00555fba8aaa10> Show Edit Destroy
When your bowel motions go pear-shaped, eat a pear! US The astringent properties of pears (in plain English - their ability to absorb body fluids), make this delicious fruit an excellent aid for the treatment of loose bowel motions. #<Category:0x00555fba891c90> Show Edit Destroy
listen to the right kinds of music US When going through a heartbreak many of us like to feed our sadness by listening to "our" song or other depressing music. Pick yourself up with fast beat motivational music that has little or nothing to do with love Rap music works! Rap music often has little to do with love, I find it works best to take your mind off things #<Category:0x00555fba840db8> Show Edit Destroy
Drink this to mixture to help with diarrhoea ZW As soon as you have this, make this very easy to make drink. This will help stop the diarrhoea and dehydration #<Category:0x00555fba730450> Show Edit Destroy
brush your teeth Manchester GB Who wants to eat another sweet with the taste of mint on his or her tongue? So when you feel that urge to snack, try brushing your teath instead. use mouthwash too, this will intensify the mint taste. #<Category:0x00555fba6cf7b8> Show Edit Destroy
Feeling anxious or out of control GB Some quick ways of helping you feel more in control #<Category:0x00555fb8bd6a38> Show Edit Destroy
After Popping.... Hong Kong HK After popping the spot, apply naturally derived vitamin e oil. You should be able to buy this at any drug store or natural food store. Avoid chemically derived vitamin E. By doing this it will help reduce scaring and heal quicker #<Category:0x00555fb8bc5788> Show Edit Destroy
Tea Tree Oil for your spots Melbourne AU Put a little bit of tea tree oil on a pimple. It acts as a disinfectant and antibacterial. Also dries it out #<Category:0x00555fba6a4950> Show Edit Destroy
How to manage anger in the moment GB Anger can effect us all it's just some are able to manage it better than others. Here's a few quick, safe ways to vent your frustrations. #<Category:0x00555fba663b80> Show Edit Destroy
A swim in the cold sea or pool GB A swim in a cold sea or pool will shock the body and give you a well needed burst of energy. #<Category:0x00555fba643128> Show Edit Destroy
peppermint tea US Mint is one of the oldest of herbs. It was used by the ancient Assyrians, and was common to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who recognized its pain-killing properties. Menthol and methyl salicylate are the main active ingredients of peppermint. Internally, they have anti-spasmodic actions, with calming effects on the muscles of the stomach, intestinal tract, and uterus. They also have powerful analgesic (pain-killing) properties try using fresh mint for optimal taste and effect #<Category:0x00555fb9211538> Show Edit Destroy
"Plant Blood" cured my allergies! Los Angeles US Add liquid Chlorophyll to a glass of water and drink 3 or more times a day. Why does it work? I have no idea. A hippy working in an herbal pharmacy claimed that chlorophyll, or "plant blood" as she called it, is good for allergies because it is very similar to human blood, and therefore mixing the two types of blood is good for allergies. While there are numerous gaps in logic and scientific faults in this line of reasoning, it did in fact help my allergies. Hippy 1, science 0. Buy the mint flavored drops. Even if it does nothing to improve your allergies, at least you can enjoy delicious mint-flavoured water. #<Category:0x00555fb92e84c0> Show Edit Destroy
Herbs New York US Herbs like ginkgo, ginseng, and passionflower help calm hyperactivity. #<Category:0x00555fba61b470> Show Edit Destroy
Gargle with water (ideally cold/ice water) Wiltshire GB Fill a glass with cold water, for added effect add in ice to make it extra cold. Drink the water and gargle for at least 20 seconds and then swallow the water. Repeat until the hiccups have gone. One reason I was always told the reason this works is that you are concentrating on something else and helps relax your diaphragm/vocal cords. #<Category:0x00555fba5f61e8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat foods that provide Lecithin New York City US Foods that are abundant in lecithin can help minimize cellulite pronouncement by reinforcing the skin's connective tissue. Eggs, apples, soy, spinach, cauliflower, peanuts and Iceberg lettuce are all Lecithin rich foods, so they're great for getting rid of cellulite. #<Category:0x00555fba5e98a8> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Water Mixture Tokyo JP Make a paste, 1 to 5 of fresh ginger and water. Mix them together and you drink it. You can add honey if you really need to help the taste I do it 3 or 4 cups a day. It really helps clear your nose and sinusis when you are blocked up #<Category:0x00555fba5d0b78> Show Edit Destroy
Crushed Garlic ZW When you have tooth ache, crush up some a small amount of garlic and apply to the gums. #<Category:0x00555fba5aff40> Show Edit Destroy
Milk Compress London GB Sounds odd but instead of just pressing a cloth soaked in cold water over your sunburn, add some cold milk to the water. It is more soothing than water alone due to the pH of the milk. #<Category:0x00555fba5871d0> Show Edit Destroy
Omega-3 London GB Omega -3 helps regulate oil production and helps to keep your skin moist. You can get your dosage through fatty fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel or you can take supplements found in any health store #<Category:0x00555fba56e108> Show Edit Destroy
Pop 'em Singapore SG Adding an extra step of gently pricking the spot/pimple with a disinfected needle before squeezing gets rid of acne (especially spots which are white and which have puss in) and reduces scarring #<Category:0x00555fba5597a8> Show Edit Destroy
PocketDerm San Diego US Log on to to get started The company was cofounded by a friend. While it is a commercial product it has prescription strength so it works much better than most OTC stuff products. #<Category:0x00555fba53c400> Show Edit Destroy
Intense Pulsed Light New York US Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) is very effective for age spots. It destroys the cells that produce the pigments that cause age spots. You may require several sessions of this but you will soon see a marked improvement. #<Category:0x00555fba50b5a8> Show Edit Destroy
Wet Sock Treatment for an immune boost US Feel a cold or the flu coming on? Fight back without spending a dime with the "wet sock treatment," which can help boost your immune system right in the nick of time! A natural method of stimulating the immune system and zapping a cold or flu is called the “wet sock treatment.” The treatment, which is commonly prescribed by physicians at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, involves putting on ice-cold socks and … are you ready for this? … sleeping in them! It may sound strange, but it works because it rallies the body’s defenses, according to Jamey Wallace, ND, chief medical officer at Bastyr Center, the teaching clinic of Bastyr University. And the best part about it is that it uses the healing power of nature and doesn’t cost anything. The treatment is known as a "heating compress,” meaning that it's up to the body to heat the cold, wet socks, says Dr. Wallace. “The body reacts to the cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which also stimulates the immune system. You have to ‘rev up’ the immune system, so it’s ready for battle against the affliction or condition.” This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head and throat. It also has a sedating action, and many patients report that they sleep much better during the treatment. The treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections. The wet sock treatment is used in conjunction with other modalities to treat inflammation, infection or soreness of the throat, headaches, migraines, nasal congestion, upper respiratory infections, coughs, bronchitis and sinus infections. #<Category:0x00555fba4fe808> Show Edit Destroy
Take a walk LA US While it’s normal to feel lonely or isolated from time to time, too much loneliness can be linked to depression. So take a walk when you are feeling lonely to help fight it. Walking has been proven to offer many great health benefits both for the body and the mind. Just the feeling of walking down the street, surrounded by traffic and other people, can make you feel more involved in the pulse of your city or town. #<Category:0x00555fba4e1af0> Show Edit Destroy
Slowly decrease your intake New York US Gradually reduce caffeine intake over the days and weeks #<Category:0x00555fba4a89d0> Show Edit Destroy
Inhale a very small amount of Eucalyptus Oil London GB Eucalyptus Oil helps clear the nasal passages when inhaled. Making your own eucalyptus oil inhaler can help decongest the nose. #<Category:0x00555fba46f8d8> Show Edit Destroy
Sugar US Just down the sugar. No other tips. #<Category:0x00555fba446960> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Honey and Lemon Tea CN A perfect way to warm your system and fight off the cold and flu #<Category:0x00555fba3ea048> Show Edit Destroy
Different soaps GB Sometimes, cracked hands and feet comes from using soaps that dry out your skin. Try switching the soap you use to something milder and more gentle to the skin - oatmeal is a great ingredient in soaps that helps sooth itchy skin and reduces dryness so look for different products with oatmeal in them. #<Category:0x00555fba399350> Show Edit Destroy
Go see a hypnotist! New York US A friend went to see a hypnotist/therapist and after a 30-minute session, his nail biting was cured! Yay science! #<Category:0x00555fba38c268> Show Edit Destroy
Cut the Caffeine New York US Reducing or cutting caffeine when on your period can help get rid of period cramps. Try switching your morning cup of coffee with soothing caffeine free ginger or mint teas. Caffeine is also found in chocolate and soda. #<Category:0x00555fba37b468> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint Tea will help your tummy AU Peppermint tea can help to relax stomach muscles. It also helps improve the flow of bile, which aids digestion, which is especially useful if suffering from indigestion or gas/bloating. #<Category:0x00555fba369c40> Show Edit Destroy
Try having green tea instead Tel Aviv IL Green tea is healthy and yummy , try replacing one coffee a day with green tea #<Category:0x00555fba360848> Show Edit Destroy
Use more pillows London GB Nasal congestion can worsen when you lie flat or remain inactive. Gentle activity such as tilting your head or changing body positions can mobilise stagnant secretions and help ease nasal congestion. At bedtime, keeping the head elevated on at least 2 pillows helps air flow more freely through congested nasal passages. #<Category:0x00555fba34f688> Show Edit Destroy
Have a massage London GB Massage increases local circulation by stimulating blood flow in the soft tissue. Many studies point to the overall effectiveness of massage in stimulating healing. #<Category:0x00555fba33e4c8> Show Edit Destroy
Take vitamin C London GB Recent research shows that Vitamin C, through its antioxidant effect protects cholesterol from damaging changes such as oxidation, that make it much more like to leave sediment on artery walls. Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize - winning scientist believed vitamin C helps keep the lining of the arteries strong and healthy. Oranges and other citrus fruits have high vitamin C which is a natural blood thinner and prevents plaque build-up which leads to poor circulation. #<Category:0x00555fb8d0d6b8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Salmon and Avocado london GB Salmon and avocados contain heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids which research has shown to support the cardiovascular system and increase blood circulation. #<Category:0x00555fb999cb90> Show Edit Destroy
Arnica Gel Helps Clear Bruises the Natural Way Washington, DC US Pick up arnica gel or cream from your local natural market. Apply up to 3x per day directly to bruises and massage the affected area uses small circular motions, moving in the direction of the heart. #<Category:0x00555fb9fb4050> Show Edit Destroy
For PMS Moodiness - Cut the Coffee Toronto CA Coffee is a stimulate that increases the heat in your body, and in turn make you more firey. We would recommend you switch to a more cooling stimulant if you still need the morning boost. Try green tea. If you are just looking for something #<Category:0x00555fb9f6b300> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid spicy foods to help moodiness Tornoto CA Like coffee, spicy foods can make you extra irritable. When we say spicy, we mean chili peppers, hot sauce and black pepper. #<Category:0x00555fb9f02378> Show Edit Destroy
Moroccan Oil New York US Apply moroccan oil to the ends of your hair every other day to help get rid of dry hair. Try and keep it away from your roots because it makes your hair greasy. #<Category:0x00555fb9ed9478> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Pear juice AU Australian government scientists found that drinking Asian Pear juice before a night of heavy drinking could reduce the effects of a hangover. Research showed that Asian pears contain properties that effect alcohol metabolism, reducing memory loss and boosting concentration. #<Category:0x00555fb9e98338> Show Edit Destroy
Wear a sleep bra GB I've found wearing a sleep bra overnight really helps with breast tenderness, especially if you're pregnant or it only comes on when you're due on your period. #<Category:0x00555fb9d3ed20> Show Edit Destroy
The British Airways fear of flying course GB Understanding the physics, mechanics and fail-safe processes of aircraft really helped me overcome my fear. I would seriously recommend one of these courses, though I only experienced the BA one. #<Category:0x00555fb9cc64b0> Show Edit Destroy
Yoga to help PMS Tornoto CA Focusing on your breathing in yoga is a great way to stabilize your mood, but some yoga poses can help you calm right down as well. #<Category:0x00555fb9cb5890> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise helps ease PMS moods Tornoto CA Exercise is a great way to increase blood flow in your body as well as release nitric oxide, a very important neurotransmitter that affects the release of the other 3 neurotransmitters thus increasing your mood. What you will need: #<Category:0x00555fb9c94618> Show Edit Destroy
Give up Alcohol - Depressant London GB Hangover blues anyone? According to scientists there is a direct link between alcohol and depression and feeling down. Alcohol is a known depressant - so avoid all alcohol to help make you feel better. #<Category:0x00555fb9c6b970> Show Edit Destroy
Stimulate your kidneys to get rid of your bags... CN Every morning, half an hour before you eat anything, add a tea spoon of organic, local honey to a mug of hot water and drink. This stimulates the digestion and the supports the kidneys, which in turn helps those bags to drain over time. If after a month or so you have noticed no difference and you are also exhausted then add a teaspoon of Royal Jelly to it, which is very nourishing for the kidney qi. #<Category:0x00555fb9c4af18> Show Edit Destroy
Drinking water for to lose weight London GB Not only is water imperative to keeping the entire body healthy and thriving but it is one of the best ways to boost the metabolic rate and improve body composition. #<Category:0x00555fb9c39e70> Show Edit Destroy
Aloe vera juice London GB Aloe vera juice can help soothe the stomach by reducing inflammation. A study in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health recommends ingesting aloe vera juice to treat acid reflux and heal the lining of the stomach and esophagus. #<Category:0x00555fb9bf0f90> Show Edit Destroy
Massage Coconut Oil Bombay IN Massage coconut oil into your hair - this really does work. #<Category:0x00555fb9bbbf70> Show Edit Destroy
Eat cooling foods to help calm moods Tornoto CA Eat cooling foods such as cucumber, celery or watermelon. This will help calm irritability #<Category:0x00555fb9b9f410> Show Edit Destroy
Ice pack over your eyes London GB Migraines can be completely debilitating. I used to go blind from them! I found the only solution for me was to lie in a dark room with an ice pack over my eyes. Hope this helps #<Category:0x00555fb9b8dff8> Show Edit Destroy
Hot Water Bottle Toronto CA Placing a warm water bottle on the abdomen can not only alleviate menstrual cramping but can also relieve pain caused by cystitis. Scientists have found that if warmth over 40 degrees Celsius is applied to the skin near to where internal pain is felt, it switches on heat receptors at the site of injury. These heat receptors in turn block the effect of chemical messengers that cause pain to be detected by the body. The relief in pain can last for up for an hour. #<Category:0x00555fb9b6d1b8> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise Stretch Vermont US There are a few different options but it has to be a comfortable twisting motion to either side. You can start by lying on your back and twisting your legs to the right, stay like that for a bit, and then twist to the left. Because twisting helps to move your organs around which helps to ease pressures in your stomach. Moving in a gentle way can really help move things around in your stomach and so help any stomach ache #<Category:0x00555fb96cc5a0> Show Edit Destroy
Drink a martini London GB See instructions below #<Category:0x00555fb96877c0> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Water, Rice Water and eat Bananas, Rice Barcelona ES Drink water and when you can eat bananas, rice and drink rice water. To make rice water you boil the rice ensuring that there will be plenty of water left over. Continue with this diet until you stop the diarrhea. Drink small amounts of water but often. Important to keep hydrated. #<Category:0x00555fb966aa30> Show Edit Destroy
Fluids and Vit C Connecticut US Drink Orange Juice, Grape Fruit juice. Drink a light tea, not a heavy caffeinated tea. #<Category:0x00555fb963db98> Show Edit Destroy
You have to go out! New York City US Go out, have a drink with your closest friends and confess your weekend activities. Its great because you see your friends, you dont get depressed and its confessional! #<Category:0x00555fb9615490> Show Edit Destroy
Freedom App GB The 'Freedom' app blocks distracting websites on phones, tablets and computers to help you concentrate on your work! #<Category:0x00555fb95f43f8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat toasted coconut chips San Francisco US Eat a handful of toasted coconut chips when you have a sugar craving. The slight sweet flavor will satisfy the craving, while the high saturated fat content will make you naturally want to stop eating after a handful (too rich) Dang is my favorite brand of coconut chips #<Category:0x00555fb95b7d18> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Good Fats New York City US Eat mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats with every meal to keep sugar cravings at bay. If eating sugar, including fruit, combine with protein and good fats to slow down the rate at which the sugar is absorbed into the blood steam and prevent sugar spikes/ crashes. Enjoy a handful of almonds with your next chocolate bar! #<Category:0x00555fb95a5d48> Show Edit Destroy
Make a To Do list London GB Write a detailed to do list. Mark the topics are vital and the ones which really are not so important so you can help organise your priorities. Always put something on your to do list which will take you two minutes to do so that you can cross it off quickly, giving you the satisfaction and encouragement to keep going. #<Category:0x00555fb9584fd0> Show Edit Destroy
10 Almonds Lahore PK 10 Almonds. Apparently 10 almonds has the same strength of an aspirin and can help relieve headaches. I didn't believe it until I tried it but it actually worked Drink a big glass of water #<Category:0x00555fb8b48198> Show Edit Destroy
Lemon Tuscany IT Squeeze lemon on the area you were stung Dont go back into the water as it will just come off #<Category:0x00555fb7acf258> Show Edit Destroy
Superglue for cold cracks GB Superglue was first used medically during the 1st World War to glue soldier's injuries back together. If you have cold-induced cracks on your hands in winter, which are incredibly painful, use superglue on them to seal the crack and allow the skin underneath to heal - works a treat! #<Category:0x00555fb8d020d8> Show Edit Destroy
Preventative Jet Lag London GB Quick tips for preventing jet lag #<Category:0x00555fb9a75210> Show Edit Destroy
Scientific studies: Drink some ginger tea Toronto CA Ginger has been used for years in several countries for various medical aliments. Recently a study has found it to be as effective as advil (ibprofen) and mefenamic acid (ponstel) for treatment of menstrual pain. #<Category:0x00555fb9a44200> Show Edit Destroy
Kombucha tea and chlorella GB Add a teaspoon or two of chlorella powder to kombucha tea and drink. The chlorella supports your liver and the kombucha tea will hydrate, refresh and boost the good bacteria in your gut. #<Category:0x00555fb8f9f570> Show Edit Destroy
Quit Facebook DK According to the Happiness Research Institute from Denmark quitting Facebook can increase your happiness levels. The study of 1,000 participants found that happiness whereby 500 carried on using the social media site as they always had, and 500 stopped using it altogether. Of the 500 who continued to use Facebook, 81% considered themselves “happy,” whereas 88% of the people who quit Facebook considered themselves as such. #<Category:0x00555fb93d23e0> Show Edit Destroy
Mixture of things New York City US You need a mixture. Meditation and Mindfulness - thought regulation, controlling your thoughts. Upbeat music. Family & Friends Support. Grounding Foods. Massage. Fighting fear with data and logic #<Category:0x00555fb93ae828> Show Edit Destroy
Chamomile Tea US Make some Chamomile tea. When it cools down a bit, take a big ball of cotton and dab on the effected eye. #<Category:0x00555fb7b91ee8> Show Edit Destroy
Dry Brushing Ancient Greece GR Dry Brushing helps move the lymphatic system and eliminate toxins (byproducts of Candida), improving blood circulation. Do this every day. #<Category:0x00555fb7b71288> Show Edit Destroy
Smash fear, learn anything London GB Watch this Ted Talk by Tim Ferriss entitled 'Smash fear and learn anything' It totally helped me understand my fear and how to tackle it #<Category:0x00555fb8bf0848> Show Edit Destroy
2-minute self-appreciation break London GB Take some time to appreciate yourself. This is a really simple, quick and easy exercise that can end up being quite fun! Take a few deep breaths, in and out slowly, eyes closed, and think of things that you appreciate about yourself. This can be anything from character traits to achievements, however small, as long as it is positive. It can be thoughts about the positive aspects of your character, a good deed you have done etc. For example: You successfully managed to do your morning yoga You are thoughtful and caring to animals You listened, when someone needed someone to listen to and a shoulder to cry on You made someone laugh today And lastly, do away with perfectionism. Do not strive for perfection, because it cannot be attained. Instead focus on you, what you have achieved at this moment in time. #<Category:0x00555fb8c4ab90> Show Edit Destroy
Lumbar pillow at the office US If a yoga ball at work isn't for you.... try a lumbar pillow, in the small of your back, while working. It helps keep you back properly positioned for long amounts of time seating. #<Category:0x00555fb9229ae8> Show Edit Destroy
morning stretch- knees to chest US it sounds too simple, but starting each morning, before getting out of bed and doing anything, with repetitive stretches, bringing your knees to your chest, straightening and repeating.... does much in the way of easing a tight back. #<Category:0x00555fb92e0b58> Show Edit Destroy
Cucumber Eyes Zurich CH Apply sliced cucumber to your eyes to get rid of bags and dark circles under your eyes. Refrigerating the cucumbers beforehand also reduces puffiness (the colder the better) #<Category:0x00555fb8ea0228> Show Edit Destroy
Onion in Honey Zermatt CH Chop up and onion and soak it in honey for a day, then sieve the onion out of the honey. Have a tablespoon of the honey 3 times a day until the cold goes away. Have another drink ready to go after the honey as it doesnt exactly taste great. #<Category:0x00555fb86230a0> Show Edit Destroy
Fibromyalgia and depression Long Island US Anti depressants are often used for Fibromyalgia. A parallel thought about it is: if you are living with pain, you may become depressed. If the depression is attended to, there is a likelihood the pain will ease. #<Category:0x00555fb85fa3f8> Show Edit Destroy
Oregano Oil Shrinks Warts GB Apply small amount of oregano oil with a cotton bud to the wart daily until it disappears. #<Category:0x00555fb94c9280> Show Edit Destroy
Dilution is the solution to Gout US If you are prone to producing an excess of uric acid, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to prevent gout attacks. Once symptoms appear, take an Aleve or Advil to reduce pain, elevate the area affected so that it is above the heart and place an ice pack on it for up to twenty minutes (make sure that the ice is not in direct contact with the skin to prevent frostbite). Repeat application of ice pack as needed and drink at least 3 quarts of water a day while symptoms last. #<Category:0x00555fb85b9470> Show Edit Destroy
Reishi Mushrooms PE Reishi are medicinal mushrooms renowned in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are known as "The plant of immortality" Reishi mushrooms contain triterpenes which are steroid like molecules that inhibit histamine release. I recommend taking the tincture as opposed to the tea because the triterpenes will be more concentrated. #<Category:0x00555fb90c0aa8> Show Edit Destroy
To make sure your hair is shiny New York US Egg Yolk and Rum Mask Natural remedy for shiny hair. Mix ingredients together until smooth. Leave in hair for 30mins-1hr. Shampoo as usual. #<Category:0x00555fb978b888> Show Edit Destroy
Just do it GB Rather than talking yourself out of something just do it. You will probably succeed. The worst that can happen is you get it wrong. It happens to everyone. #<Category:0x00555fb976aef8> Show Edit Destroy
An action packed film GB Download a gritty action packed film. Then there is no time to feel down in the dumps. To finish off the cure have a nice glass of wine. #<Category:0x00555fb9029ec8> Show Edit Destroy
Take control GB From personal experience I know how debilitating migraines can be. By accepting that the migraine is a part of you and focusing that it WILL get better, you'll feel more in control of the situation and everything will be more easily manageable. Drinking a lot of water and getting extra sleep is also very helpful. #<Category:0x00555fb8d884f8> Show Edit Destroy
Its all about the Prune Juice New York City US 1 glass of prune juice per day - helps everything move Chase it with a glass of water #<Category:0x00555fb91b3550> Show Edit Destroy
Put Toothpaste at night Tuscany IT Just put a small amount of toothpaste on the jelly fish sting, leave it there whilst you sleep. It will help reduce the pain #<Category:0x00555fb917e1e8> Show Edit Destroy
Give yourself a challenga GB I found I was eating too many chocolates and other treats at work brought in by people from holidays. Therefore I banned myself from eating chocolate as way of reducing my snacking and sweet intake. After the first 30 days, I have no problem sticking to it. Try it, every little helps. #<Category:0x00555fb81c13e0> Show Edit Destroy
Baking Soda New York City US Get whatever brand of baking soda you like and put some on your toothbrush and brush away. Do it once a week. #<Category:0x00555fb81b0770> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint Tea to help ease bloating London GB Sipping peppermint tea after meals can really soothe the stomach and ease bloating. #<Category:0x00555fb91ff8d8> Show Edit Destroy
Activated Charcoal (instant results) London GB For these instructions to achieve that glowing smile #<Category:0x00555fb90f25d0> Show Edit Destroy
Never Fall Asleep in a Meeting Again Windsor GB Enduring a long tedious meeting is a recipe for heavy eye lids and an attack of yawning never mind the impossibility of maintaining concentration. Caffeine is one option but there is another way to shake off drowsiness - assuming you are seated. Keeping your back straight, lift both of your feet about 1-2 inches off the ground and hold the pose for as long as possible. Try and keep a poker face as this is a relatively testing position to hold. Do this every time you are nodding off and you will be saved. #<Category:0x00555fb76355f8> Show Edit Destroy
Change of focus GB Find reasons to look forward and get excited about the week ahead, instead of focusing that the weekend is over. #<Category:0x00555fb8894a00> Show Edit Destroy
L-Lysine: Doctor Recommended it to me BR I often get cold sores and my doctor recommended that I try L-Lysine as it helps to prevent cold sore outbreaks. For me it has really helped. #<Category:0x00555fb73e3ae8> Show Edit Destroy
Plain or water cracker BR Eat a few plain or table water crackers before getting out of bed and at least 30 minutes before eating breakfast. This will line your stomach and prevent morning sickness. #<Category:0x00555fb741e580> Show Edit Destroy
Cold Cabbage Leaves Oxford GB Keep a cabbage in the fridge and when the symptoms occur take a leaf and put it in your bra. If you can, keep feeding through the pain as this will help to unblock the duct. If you develop a fever and flu like symptoms go to straight to the doctor, as you'll need antibiotics. #<Category:0x00555fba6b5b10> Show Edit Destroy
More sleep! New Jersey US This is not an immediate cure, but part of a lifestyle change that will reduce those puffy bags, lighten the dark circles, and create a more refreshed and energized you! #<Category:0x00555fba688e58> Show Edit Destroy
Snack little and often to help with nausea London GB Eat little and often throughout the day so that your stomach is not empty but also never too full. #<Category:0x00555fba62bd48> Show Edit Destroy
Snack on Carrots London GB Try grazing on raw carrot sticks when you feel sick. #<Category:0x00555fba5dec50> Show Edit Destroy
Vegemite Melbourne AU Put Vegemite, a light coat on bread or toast in the morning and it helps cure your hangover. Why? It contains Vitamin B-12 which is supposedly good for helping hangovers #<Category:0x00555fba58d760> Show Edit Destroy
For sobering up! Coffee with Salt and Lemon Modena IT Its all about mixing.... #<Category:0x00555fba544330> Show Edit Destroy
Sleep on a Slope GB Prop up your bed (magazines wrapped up in a pillow case works well) so that your head is a couple of inches higher than your feet. #<Category:0x00555fba386db8> Show Edit Destroy
Be present GB One of the best ways to overcome FOMO is by being present and fully focused on enjoying the moment and what is around you. #<Category:0x00555fba35de68> Show Edit Destroy
Up your Glutamine level US Glutamine is an amino acid that provides energy in the brain and helps build and maintain muscle. While it is most commonly used by body-builders to help reduce muscle deterioration during and post-workout, glutamine may also help reduce cravings for sugar. This is due to glutamine's stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels - ie. when blood sugar levels are low, glutamine suppresses insulin to prevent a further decline. It also stimulates the release of glycogen to help increase blood sugar to normal levels. Glutamine is found in protein-rich foods such as fish, chicken, beans, and dairy and is also present in vegetables such as raw parsley, spinach and cabbage. #<Category:0x00555fb8d14fa8> Show Edit Destroy
Natural remedies for UTI/Cystitis relief London GB Cystitis is a urinary tract infection (UTI), or inflammation in the bladder, an irritating condition that usually affects women, though men and children can also be affected. Over half the women in the U.K. will suffer from cystitis at some stage in their lives, often recurring more often after you first get it. The most common cause of acute cystitis or urinary tract infection is when bacteria, enters the urethra and travels into the bladder. This can happen during sexual intercourse, when inserting tampons or by wiping/washing your bottom from back to front. Women who use the contraceptive diaphragm may also be at risk of cystitis. Here are some foods to eat, herbal solutions to drinks, things to avoid, supplements/herbs or alternative medicines, and practical tips to help you treat your UTI naturally at home: #<Category:0x00555fb9f8c870> Show Edit Destroy
Red wine+boring read ES Whenever you can't sleep, forget about herbal teas or hot milk. Drink a glass of red wine and start reading something boring; you will fall asleep in the blink of an eye #<Category:0x00555fb9eb7238> Show Edit Destroy
Best way to fall asleep - Sex GB This is a great way to relax before going to sleep. It will clear the mind of any troubles as long as both partners are in the right mood. #<Category:0x00555fb9cca1f0> Show Edit Destroy
Regular Exercise Rome IT Exercise is a great way to strip off stress! According to Dr. John Ratey, the author of: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and Brain, exercise not only reduce stress, but can also reverse them! #<Category:0x00555fb9c790e8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat the right food Rome IT Make sure you eat stress reducing foods like blueberries or oranges. These amazing fruits contain high levels of vitamin C, which prevent spikes in blood pressure. By stabilizing your blood and insulin levels you can keep calm and carry on all day long! Try my easy ‘BlueOrange FruitBeetx” recipe #<Category:0x00555fb9c00648> Show Edit Destroy
Cold Towel to reduce the heat Nairobi KE Check your temperature properly. Put a cold towel on your forehead and lie down for 30 mins. Simple & easy! #<Category:0x00555fb96eb400> Show Edit Destroy
Yogurt (Probiotics) London GB Regularly consuming yogurt with active cultures increases lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – the “good" bacteria – in the digestive tract, which facilitate efficient digestion and prevention of bloating. The best source is plain, non-fat or low-fat yogurt - do not get flavoured yogurts as they are packed with sugar which increases bloating. #<Category:0x00555fb6e7dfb8> Show Edit Destroy
A side of Mushrooms, please! AU Mushrooms are packed with wrinkle preventing nutrients such as zinc, selenium and ergothioneine! And the good news is, this versatile vegetable can be eaten as a side dish, as well as a tasty addition to most mains. #<Category:0x00555fb6e0d240> Show Edit Destroy
Tomatoes will help AU Tomatoes are rich in chromium, a mineral that aids in stabilising blood sugar levels. Further, tomatoes are a great source of serotonin! Why is this important? Studies suggest that decreases in serotonin levels can cause us to crave sugar! Try snacking on a sweet variety of tomatoes, such as cherry or grape tomatoes. #<Category:0x00555fb6ecc640> Show Edit Destroy
Eat More Frequently (And Don't Skip Meals). US Think twice before you skip breakfast or any meal for that matter, as this is one of the most common causes of sugar cravings. When you skip a meal or leave long periods between eating, your energy levels drop, and your body begins to crave sugary foods to give you a quick energy boost. Avoid this trap by eating consistently and frequently throughout the day. Try eating five to six small meals as opposed to 3 or 4 large meals, as this will provide your body with a more steady supply of energy. #<Category:0x00555fb6d5bd60> Show Edit Destroy
Boost your Chromium levels! US WHAT IS CHROMIUM? Chromium is a mineral which plays an important role in stabilizing blood sugar levels, which in turn can help eliminate sugar cravings. In some cases, sweet cravings can simply be a product of chromium deficiency. It is important to avoid processed foods as processing decreases the chromium content of foods. WHO IS AT RISK? Studies have shown that physically active people, people who consume lots of coffee, and funnily enough - people who consume high amounts of sugar have an elevated risk of being deficient in chromium. #<Category:0x00555fb6f13040> Show Edit Destroy
Nutmeg to help reduce acne ID Sprinkle a little bit of ground nutmeg over your food every day, it has great anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce spot size #<Category:0x00555fb95da318> Show Edit Destroy
Almond Milk for a more restful night's sleep GB Research on melatonin in people with insomnia is mixed, however, some research shows that taking it restores and improves sleep in people with insomnia. Melatonin might be of benefit to people with issues such as jet lag or shift work, but why not try the natural way? Warm up some Almond milk, which is an excellent source of calcium, to help the brain make melatonin, as well as magnesium which is important for sleep regulation. Almond Milk is a great soothing addition – almonds are a great source of Tryptophan to balance the hormones and giving you protein during the night. Try Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk to help you beat insomnia and sleep better through the night. Plus, warm milk may spark pleasant and relaxing memories of your mother helping you fall asleep. #<Category:0x00555fb6fb1790> Show Edit Destroy
Hot and cold compress London GB Before feeding place a hot compress or heated flannel on your breasts to help with the let down of the milk. Between feeds place a cold compress on your breasts to help with the pain and reduce any swelling. #<Category:0x00555fb8db0d40> Show Edit Destroy
Massage London GB Massage your breasts in the shower, working from the outsides/ where they feel lumpy and hard towards the nipple. Try to massage from right after you have given birth as a preventative measure to keep the areas supple and clear even before any pain has occurred. #<Category:0x00555fb7f0bad8> Show Edit Destroy
Stop vomitting with this trick Harare ZW When you are hungover or really sick and you can't stop throwing up, or are unable to keep food/water/pills down due to continuously vomiting just do this... #<Category:0x00555fb8deec80> Show Edit Destroy
List Pros and Cons Oxford GB Make a list of Pros and Cons and rate each Pro and each Con on a scale of 1-5 (1 = least important, 5= most important). Then add up the total scores for your Pros and your Cons and compare them. You'll know what decision you want to make when you see the numbers! #<Category:0x00555fb6e3e110> Show Edit Destroy
Power Pose! Oxford GB Stick you hands up in the air, spread your feet wide and hold the pose for two minutes, it helps gain confidence. For more information, watch this TED talk: #<Category:0x00555fb64093e8> Show Edit Destroy
Say sorry / talk it out GB It's way better to talk to the person you are feeling guilty about so you can both express your feelings and more importantly SAY SORRY. It helps you get rid of guilt in no time! #<Category:0x00555fb6850528> Show Edit Destroy
Way to stop trembling GB A great way to stop trembling when you are speaking in front of people is to clench your thighs / butt. Works every time! #<Category:0x00555fb74135b8> Show Edit Destroy
Separate facts from assumptions GB Often when you are jealous, you are assuming certain things about someone (for example: He has lots of money therefore he must be happy). Trying separating facts from assumptions as it may help stop your jealous spiralling out of control! #<Category:0x00555fb97e2e80> Show Edit Destroy
Gratitute GB Focus on the great things you already have (friends, family etc.) rather than worrying about what you are missing out on. Think about what you are thankful for. #<Category:0x00555fb7ef21f0> Show Edit Destroy
Lemons for sure! Memphis, Tennessee US We tried a spoon full of sugar or bite into lemon or scaring him, holding breath. ***Lemon was the cure** #<Category:0x00555fb6de57e0> Show Edit Destroy
To shape and contour: slimming massage Bogota CO As part of regimen of diet and exercise, you can incorporate a slimming massage. The point of which is he or she will give you a very strong (and often painful) massage to help your body metabolize fat quicker. #<Category:0x00555fb6a448e8> Show Edit Destroy
Lion's Breath IN This is an extremely powerful stress relieving breath. Follow these simple steps to help your body deal with the anger you are feeling #<Category:0x00555fb6f7bb40> Show Edit Destroy
Metanium cream or Drapoline cream GB Both of these creams will help with bad nappy rash. #<Category:0x00555fb702ad98> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise GB Simple. Exercise, even in moderate form helps bring frustration in to perspective. The level of frustration may denote how long to exercise for. The resulting endorphins bring a calm and more rational perspective. Even a simple 10 minute power walk can do the trick #<Category:0x00555fb5a2dec8> Show Edit Destroy
Technology Holidays GB When you go on holiday, tell everyone you won't have your phone / be able to reply to emails. Then sit back and enjoy the freedom. ...Or you can even just do it for a weekend at home! #<Category:0x00555fb6bf4e68> Show Edit Destroy
Cold Turkey GB Try this website: to download an app which temporarily blocks you from social media websites, addictive websites and games. Great for preventing hours wasted Facebook stalking. #<Category:0x00555fb59c3ed8> Show Edit Destroy
Still trying to get rid of .... GB Put duct tape on wart, so air tight, for 6 days. Soak, file and repeat #<Category:0x00555fb6903678> Show Edit Destroy
Zinc: Prevention & Treatment of Colds New York City US Zinc prevents catching colds, but also helps with treating them. When taken within 24 hours of the first sniffle or sore throat, zinc supplements (lozenges, tablets, or syrups) can significantly reduce the duration (from 7 down to 4 days) and severity (coughing for 2 days instead of 5) of common colds. Stick to brands that can be ordered only by a healthcare professional, as they are tested for quality and tend to include fewer unnecessary filler ingredients. #<Category:0x00555fb6a869a0> Show Edit Destroy
Drinking Water upside down. Modena IT Tricky to do but take a half filled cup of water, bend over and drink it from the other side of the cup... so it appears you are drinking the water upside down. For some reason this really helps get rid of hiccups. #<Category:0x00555fb645da88> Show Edit Destroy
'Am I Going Down' App GB This app calculates your risk of crashing by getting you to enter the type of plane you are flying in and your flight route. It uses statistics of previous plane crashes to calculate the probability that you are going to crash. Not for the more nervous fliers but good if you like statistics! #<Category:0x00555fb4de0b70> Show Edit Destroy
BREATHE through your fear GB Breathing is the best way to calm yourself down quickly. Take 10 deep, slow breaths and it will give you a clearer head to think! #<Category:0x00555fb5ab80a0> Show Edit Destroy
StayFocusd (Google Chrome app) US StayFocusd is an app you can use on Google Chrome where you can block out certain websites for certain parts of the day #<Category:0x00555fb5a7b038> Show Edit Destroy
Get the blood flowing US When recovering from exercise there is no bigger healer than blood. Your blood carries the oxygen and nutrients that will help repair broken down tissue. After a tough workout, find a low intensity modality like a bike to increase circulation to the sore areas. You will find the increased circulation decreases your recovery time. #<Category:0x00555fb599e5e8> Show Edit Destroy
Digestive Yoga CA A great Yoga move to help with digestion is to lie on your back with your knees up at right angles from your torso. Then slowly swing your legs around, drawing circles with your feet. Do 10 circles one direction and 10 in the other. For more information on great yoga poses that help with digestion: #<Category:0x00555fb7131958> Show Edit Destroy
Allergy tablet of choice Oxford GB During peak hayfever seasons, take your hayfever tablet of choice in the morning before you even feel any symptoms developing. By the time you are sneezing its too late for the tablets to work! #<Category:0x00555fb51947a8> Show Edit Destroy
Be Present! GB It sounds simple but being 'in the moment' is absolutely key to public speaking success and calming the nerves. Give yourself a little pep talk before your speech and make sure that you are 100% in the moment #<Category:0x00555fb6b57758> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut oil Wiltshire GB Use coconut oil and/or coconut butter on dry skin #<Category:0x00555fb9862c48> Show Edit Destroy
Alleviate colic pain with ball GB To soothe a baby that is suffering from colic and very fussy, put the baby in a sling/wrap and bounce up and down on a yoga/birthing ball. It calms the child almost immediately! #<Category:0x00555fb5b3dc50> Show Edit Destroy
Salty food Paris FR When feeling nauseous or sea sick, eat salty foods such as potato chips. #<Category:0x00555fb9254d88> Show Edit Destroy
Snort Salt Water New York City US Sounds odd but it works. #<Category:0x00555fb9368008> Show Edit Destroy
Acetyl Glutathione, CoQ10, Magnesium - supplements to support sleep deprived GB Acetyl Glutathione: powerful antioxidant produced by our body. Regulates metabolic processes and essential for energy production. ('Acetyl' glutathione is absorbed into our bodies through oral supplements. Other forms are broken down through digestion) CoQ10: another powerful antioxidant, huge range of benefits for most people:anti-agin, energy producer, improved cardiac and cellular health. Magnesium: mineral responsible for correct metabolic function of more than 300 enzymes in the body. Food sources: Leafy green vegetables, nuts and seeds. Take 400-800mg of magnesium at bedtime - it works by calming your nervous system, helping you sleep. Other benefits: relaxes muscles, helps you unwind, supports healthy blood pressure and eases constipation. #<Category:0x00555fb93ef288> Show Edit Destroy
Colouring in London GB Colouring in has been shown to help reduce stress. You can now buy adult colouring in books in lots of shops, especially book shops. I guess it's the same idea as doodling as both can be quite calming and easy to do where ever, when ever. #<Category:0x00555fb7b768a0> Show Edit Destroy
Fruit Wiltshire GB For me, during my first pregnancy, it was apples. In my second, it was any fruit that wasn't too acidic. Melon, for example. I have heard others who ate oranges, cucumbers or peaches by the dozen too. #<Category:0x00555fb8c3d800> Show Edit Destroy
How to dissolve jealousy naturally GB Jealousy can hurt and it is one of the most challenging emotions that deserve compassion and self enquiry. It is important to be gentle with yourself as you create conditions for calm and self confidence to build rather than experience jealousy. A key way to do this is manage your social media especially what you are consuming. Be sure to hide, unfollow and block the people, accounts and things that trigger your jealousy so that you can give yourself the space to explore your feelings #<Category:0x00555fb9c3cd28> Show Edit Destroy
Your destination... London GB I read an amazing article in the Mirror about how to help the fear of flying - the key takeaway for me was Concentrate on your destination - think about the holiday, or business meeting, or going home - whatever you are travelling for. #<Category:0x00555fb9a7f9b8> Show Edit Destroy
Pinch New York US When you have a nose bleed, sit or lie down, lean your head back, and pinch the bridge of your nose with your thumb and forefinger until the bleeding stops #<Category:0x00555fb90b6bc0> Show Edit Destroy
Strawberries Seoul KR Mash strawberries and mix with half a spoon of baking powder and apply mixture on teeth for three minutes. Wash off. #<Category:0x00555fb762df10> Show Edit Destroy
Preventive: Almond oil or Coconut oil London GB Helps prevent stretch marks developing on breast, tummy and thighs during pregnancy. Tried it during pregnancy and it worked! #<Category:0x00555fb8a64f88> Show Edit Destroy
Prescription: Singulair Long Island US As I have asthma and allergies my doctor proscribes me Singulair. Its great. I used to cough constantly and it has help that. After two months on this drug no more cough and I feel great. #<Category:0x00555fb7c37f50> Show Edit Destroy
Onion for pain and swelling London GB Once the sting is removed ( if you are dealing with a bee sting), onions can help reduced the swelling and pain. #<Category:0x00555fb83beb70> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut Oil Overnight Mask GB Cold British winters can leave hair brittle, dry and lifeless, especially for those who colour their hair. A simple overnight coconut oil hair mask will have your locks soft and luscious again by the time you wake up! #<Category:0x00555fb6c06258> Show Edit Destroy
Berries Houston US If you really feel the urge to snack on something sweet, pick berries, any type of berries, because they are sweet it replaces your candy craving and makes you feel fresh #<Category:0x00555fb71b9790> Show Edit Destroy
Lemon, Salt and Sugar Tea Lahore PK Drink a tea mixture made of Lemon, Salt and Sugar and Water. Drink it every few hours until the nausea goes #<Category:0x00555fb5a34a20> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger honey lemon tea London GB Fresh lemon, fresh ginger and creamy honey in boiled water. Daily. Use cream honey (instead of clear one) for better sweeter taste #<Category:0x00555fb65538c0> Show Edit Destroy
No acidic foods! Salt JO Stay away from any acidic foods to help get rid of morning sickness. Eat lots of plain crackers #<Category:0x00555fb4d8e1b8> Show Edit Destroy
Hangover curing Korean Broth (Haejangguk) KR Go out and find a Korean restaurant and it will have this as a meal #<Category:0x00555fb72994a8> Show Edit Destroy
PMS Fighting Foods Hong Kong CH Eat Avocado & Sardines, Chia seeds and turkey. Start eating them a few days before your period, they all contain Omega 3 fatty acids and so they naturally increase serotonin which makes you happy and helps to avoid the lows of PMS Making a sandwich of all of this is comfort food and will make you happy! #<Category:0x00555fb6c702e8> Show Edit Destroy
Stick your tongue to the roof of your mouth Santa Barbara US When you get brain freeze after cold drinks or ice cream - if you stick your tongue to the roof or your mouth for 5 seconds then it helps stops the brain freeze. #<Category:0x00555fba3957a0> Show Edit Destroy
For Hair Thinning: Prescription Pill Long Island US Prescription Pill called. Propecia (Fanasteride 1mg). You need your doctor to prescribe it. Its the most effective thing on the market #<Category:0x00555fb9595a60> Show Edit Destroy
Biore pore strips Singapore SG Biore makes strips that you stick on your nose, and when you peel it off blackheads come off with it. There are Youtube videos where girls show you how to maximize effectiveness of these strips #<Category:0x00555fb667b568> Show Edit Destroy
Lucas' Papaw Ointment works wonders Syndey AU As soon as you get bitten or stung by a bee, mosquito or any insect for that matter, rub on a good dollop of Lucas' Papaw Ointment on the area and it will stop the itching for 24 hours. It works for me and my children and I bring it on every single holiday – a godsend, truly! Not only does this miracle product help stop the itching, it actually helps the bite heal thanks to the papaya (which is my favourite part of the whole product because it smells amazing), the antiseptic and the anti-inflammatory properties. This stuff is made from Australian grown papaws, all other ingredients are sourced from the highest quality accredited suppliers, and made wholly in Australia. The Ointment contains high quality pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly as the carrier for the active ingredient – fresh fermented papaw, and petroleum jelly does not block pores, is not carcinogenic or toxic so the manufacturers believe it suits all ages. However, I still think it's a good idea to make sure that you do a patch test first especially on your children before slathering on a ton of Lucas Papaw. #<Category:0x00555fb9ef0308> Show Edit Destroy
CVS only product! Long Island US Take: CVS Fly & Server Cold Daytime Liquid Cherry. I gargle it and then drink it as it numbs the throat if your throat is bothering you. #<Category:0x00555fb8ec7b70> Show Edit Destroy
Pillow Boxing GB As soon as you possibly can, PAUSE, BREATHE. Remember your anger is yours, it’s a perfectly healthy feeling to have and that blaming anyone may dig you into a hole that you then have to crawl out of. Resist the strong temptation to fight. #<Category:0x00555fb90ef308> Show Edit Destroy
Solving cracked nipples ES Use a cream called Blastoestimulina on the cracked nipple. This is seriously a miracle cream. Overnight the crack literally disappeared. Cracked nipples are one of the most common causes of mastitis as this is how infection gets in. You cannot buy this in England - it was prescribed by a doctor in Spain and can be bought over the counter in many European countries. Use until the crack disappears after every feed. #<Category:0x00555fb90b9b40> Show Edit Destroy
D-Mannose pills GB Take 2-3 pills as soon as any symptoms appear and then again every 3 hours or so until symptoms disappear. Then take 2-3 pills every night for a few nights before bed to prevent symptoms returning. #<Category:0x00555fb962ba60> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid salts! US Really simple prophylactic: Avoid salty food and drink! Hydrate as much as poss. #<Category:0x00555fb95c75b0> Show Edit Destroy
Early stages tips Long Island US Gargle Salt, or alternatively eat a bunch of olives, as the water the olives sit in is very salty #<Category:0x00555fb9a614e0> Show Edit Destroy
Light, plain food and water PT Drink lots of water and warm chamomile tea to keep hydrated. On the first day eat specially lightly - only bread/toasts with nothing, and chicken soup. Then, depending on the severity of the food poisoning, you can be up to a week eating only: plain bread/toasts, plain yogurt (not flavored), chicken soup, grilled beef/chicken breast (with salt only), boiled rice/potatoes, and boiled apple (fabulous desert in any occasion and great for food poisoning, since it tastes good and calms the stomach). Keep drinking water and tea. #<Category:0x00555fb93e6958> Show Edit Destroy
Sore and bleeding gums - Gingivitis London GB If you suffer from bleeding gums firstly you should always go and see your dentist to ensure correct dental hygiene and mouth health. If however, all is good and you are still experiencing the symptoms you might be able to take a supplement of Co Enzyme Q10 of 60-100 mg which might be helpful. Try this for 3 months to see if this helps. #<Category:0x00555fba347730> Show Edit Destroy
Follow these simple steps to help improve PMS London GB If you suffer from PMS try this steps and your symptoms should improve. #<Category:0x00555fb835b548> Show Edit Destroy
Best way to get rid of zits GB If you just have to get rid of a spot or pimple right away, a better alternative to popping it is this; run a small towel or cloth under very hot water (carefully!). Once the towel is warm, gently apply it to the spot and leave it there for about 20 seconds. Then, slide the towel over the pimple and it should slide right off; if not, just repeat a couple of times. This is a great way to get rid of zits without scarring and inflaming the skin around them! #<Category:0x00555fbacfbcb8> Show Edit Destroy
Tree Pollen Hayfever London GB If you suffer from hay fever in early summer the symptoms of which usually subside by early June the cause is often tree pollens. Due to a cross reaction to other allergens, avoid eating the following foods to see if your symptoms improve. #<Category:0x00555fb916b4f8> Show Edit Destroy
Aros Sleep Hoodie for when you travel GB Just found this and think I might be newly obsessed. A hoodie that has a hidden inflatable pillow in the hood - great for people looking for warmth and comfort on long plane or bus journeys. What is not to love! #<Category:0x00555fbae6c318> Show Edit Destroy
Raw Cacao is a great Immune System Booster GE Raw Cacao has a huge number of health benefits including increasing the release of endorphins which can help to create a ‘feel good’ buzz and help improve your mood. More importantly, if you are exhausted and run down, your immune system might be low – that's when raw cacao comes in. Cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system. It also contains a number of important vitamins & minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, B-complex vitamins and iron. Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter). Then, you heat it to a certain temperature and enjoy as a warm or hot drink. When consumed regularly, raw cacao has the ability to help you feel more energized, boost your concentration and fuel your body's immune system. #<Category:0x00555fb89950f8> Show Edit Destroy
Slow down your eating & enjoy your food GB Focus on the food you’re eating and don’t just wolf it down. Don’t eat dinner in front of the TV or lunch in front of your computer. Take time out to enjoy your meal and actually pay attention to what you’re having. Chewing your food properly will aid efficient digestion, stop you from overeating and reduce any uncomfortable bloating you may experience from eating too quickly. It will also ensure your brain actually registers when you’ve eaten enough food… before it’s too late. #<Category:0x00555fb8645b50> Show Edit Destroy
Eat healthy fats… DON’T try go fat-free GB This means eating good, healthy unsaturated fats found in nuts, peanut butter, avocado, olive oil & various other healthy oils. These fats should be included in your daily diet, as they are proven to lower the risk of heart disease and aid the body in absorption of vitamins and minerals. Eating good fat will help keep you full and satisfied, and is also the key to brain health! In its absence, we tend to reach for sweet and starchy foods. Incorporating good fats into your diet will help reduce sugar cravings, increase energy levels and keep you fuller for longer. Saturated and trans-fats, found in fatty meats, full-fat dairy, cakes, biscuits and pastries, should be AVOIDED as much as possible. #<Category:0x00555fb956a9f0> Show Edit Destroy
Self Care is Self Love New York US Two of the biggest things that people with fibromyalgia struggle with are sleep, or the lack thereof, and anxiety. There are many factors that contribute to these two challenges - and I will follow up with more tips I promise! - but let's start with a couple baby steps. #<Category:0x00555fb9b67970> Show Edit Destroy
Prickly Pear MX The prickly pear, or 'pear cactus' contains many antioxidants and also acts to reduce inflammation in the body which causes many of the hangover symptoms like headache, pain and nausea. Taking it before drinking alcohol has been shown to reduce the likelihood of hangover symptoms dry mouth. It may seem strange but you can buy the supplements in health pharmacies or opt for a special grocer that has the actual juice. #<Category:0x00555fb9c248e0> Show Edit Destroy
Gentle Yoga Flow Soothes Period Pains GB When you're suffering from cramps the only thing that seems to appeal is curling up with a hot water bottle and feeling sorry for yourself, but there is nothing more effective that some gentle movement. Swimming, walking and yoga are all great options for low impact and low effort movement - getting your muscles warm will help them relax and stop them from cramping, plus keeping busy will take your mind off the pain. For a very gentle yoga flow try lots of seated and reclined poses, move slowly from asana to asana and really connect with your breath. Supta Baddha Konasana (with one hand on your belly and one on your heart) is a lovely restorative to pose to end your practice with. #<Category:0x00555fb9fc8438> Show Edit Destroy
Products for grey hair London GB Embrace your grey hair with great cut and use the right products to help maintain clarity and shine. L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Shine Blonde shampoo is a great product to use as it banishes unwanted yellowing or brassiness, and removes impurities. Grey hair can naturally have a different texture and shape, so you may find that the hair feels more coarse or wiry. Invest in a good quality protein shampoo and conditioner to help strengthen your hair and protect it from breakage. #<Category:0x00555fb9e34770> Show Edit Destroy
Green Diet to help beat your Acne LK The Green Diet is a very well known Yogic diet to aid cleansing and it is recommended to do it especially around spring time. This is a rebuilding diet. It is used to alkalinize the body, which helps your body do a number of things which include correct acne and help clear up skin problems. helps you to lose weight, cleanse the liver and everything else in the body. It is also know to be a good way to relieve a toxic mucus condition. #<Category:0x00555fb9bc13f8> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut Oil Long Island US You can use any version of coconut oil. But the product I use is called Nutiva Coconut Oil (can be bought on Amazon). For me it only worked once or twice and then stopped working. So use it rarely, only in dire emergencies. #<Category:0x00555fb7b8a238> Show Edit Destroy
Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar New Jersey US Drink a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar before a meal, plus a glass of water. Do it before every meal. Keep a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar at your office so you can keep this going #<Category:0x00555fb7ac7058> Show Edit Destroy
Do These 4 Things London GB 1. Eat only when you are physically hungry. 2. Eat a balanced diet. 3. Eat s-l-o-w-l-y. 4. Get active #<Category:0x00555fb9c6fb38> Show Edit Destroy
Try Something New! GB There are so many different types of exercise out there so try them all out and see which one is for you! It's easy to get bored and disheartened if all you're doing is pounding the treadmill for 45 minutes, so try a group exercise class like Zumba or step aerobics in which you can burn around 500 calories at a time. If you're not a big cardio fan try a strength workout like Pilates, or try lifting some weights; it's true that muscles burn more calories than fat so by increasing your muscle mass your weight loss will also speed up! #<Category:0x00555fb9ee0b10> Show Edit Destroy
Join a Team GB A great way to have fun and lose weight at the same time is to join a local sports team, for example football, rugby or netball. This way you won't be able to skip a work out session without letting down your team. Having teammates around really helps to motivate you to run faster, jump higher, and play harder! #<Category:0x00555fb9cb1a88> Show Edit Destroy
Put on an Audiobook GB Whenever I can't get to sleep no matter how hard I try, I put an audiobook on. Make it something familiar that you've read before (I recommend the Stephen Fry recordings of Harry Potter). If you put the volume down very low so you can just about hear it you will be asleep in no time. #<Category:0x00555fb955aa28> Show Edit Destroy
Pattern Disruption London GB Six days before you stop smoking, start smoking with the opposite hand to the one you normally smoke with and hold the cigarette between your second and third fingers. Begin changing your smoking routine, such as smoking a different brand and buying them in a different shop. Delay your first cigarette of the day and also the ones after meals by thirty minutes. Have all drinks and cigarettes separately. When the big day comes for you to quit you will have already changed your unwanted habit and so getting rid of it entirely will be much easier. #<Category:0x00555fb7745ce0> Show Edit Destroy
Helps get to the right area to ease the pain GB Difflam Spray - gets to the back of the throat where its needed #<Category:0x00555fb848e7a8> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger mix Tokyo JP Mixture of a whole peice of ginger, honey and boiling water. Let it soak for 1 hour whilst it on a low boil and then drink it! Make sure you peel the skin of ginger and chop it up. #<Category:0x00555fbafc34c8> Show Edit Destroy
Tips for dry hair London GB Cutting your hair regularly reduces dry, split and dead hair, making it look much more healthy and shiny. Steamy hot baths and showers are great for leaving on a regular conditioning treatment. The steam opens the cuticle to allow the product to penetrate into the cortex where hair can be most damaged. Invest in a good quality nourishing shampoo and conditioner to help repair damaged or dry hair. Using a deep conditioning masque regularly for 45 minutes will help keep your hair nourished. #<Category:0x00555fb8c7ff98> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise smart London GB If you are embarking on a new intense exercise regime be cautious- make sure you stretch before and after your workouts. Overworking your muscles is a major cause of muscle cramp, be careful to: #<Category:0x00555fb78da5b0> Show Edit Destroy
Watch 'The True Cost' film US Amazing documentary on the impact of the fashion industry, particularly fast fashion, on the environment and the people who work at the bottom of the chain. Guaranteed to make you think twice about buying cheap and cheerful clothing! #<Category:0x00555fb8ac89e8> Show Edit Destroy
Beating the Afternoon Sweet Tooth New York US Often in the mid-afternoon, are insulin levels have just come down from a post lunch spike and we start to feel tired/lazy/in need of a pick-me-up. Our culture has trained us to think the quickest fix is some sugar or caffeine, when in reality this is the last thing we need. In order to beat the sugar craving and keep your energy levels up, I have a few tips and best practices! Of course this can work for any time of day - I'm just using the mid-afternoon as the example of a common time for a sugar craving. #<Category:0x00555fba525890> Show Edit Destroy
Make Sure You Never Get TOO Hungry GB When you’re ravenous, anything and everything looks and tastes delicious! And it takes a lot more food to feel satisfied. Eating small, healthy snacks between meals will help keep your blood sugar stable and your metabolism going strong. Always carry healthy snacks with you if you know you’re going to be out and about for a while or working long hours, and there’s a risk of this happening. Snacks should be 200 calories or less and a combination of fibre, healthy fats and protein for optimum satisfaction and blood sugar stability – such as a portion of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, an apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter, or whole-grain crackers with hummus. #<Category:0x00555fb7ba67d0> Show Edit Destroy
Drink more GB Often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, as well as 1-2 glasses BEFORE every meal or snack you have. Water aids weight loss by keeping your cells functioning at their fat-burning best, and also helps your kidneys flush out excess toxins and chemicals, which may be slowing down your metabolism. If you have difficulty drinking enough plain water (around 2 litres a day), herbal teas, green tea (hot or iced), lemon in hot water, etc. are all just as good! #<Category:0x00555fb81bb760> Show Edit Destroy
Invest in friendship London GB In places like London, New York, Paris or any other major city, loneliness is not only stressful, but is one of the primary causes of depression. The feeling of being cared about and accepted, of 'belonging', can make you more resilient and make you able to deal with the day to day 'ups and downs'. Cities are rich in opportunities to pursue hobbies and interests and you can meet like minded people wth whom you feel affinity. Get involved, open up, make new friends! #<Category:0x00555fb9a0c7b0> Show Edit Destroy
Establish a link with nature London GB Take regular walks in public parks, forests, or large estates open to the public. Find a quite place and sit. Concentrate on your surroundings, the sound of the wind in the trees, the feel of the breeze and the warmth of the sun on your skin the sounds of the birds, the animals in the fields. Try to abandon any other thoughts, take deep breaths and become one with your surroundings. If you are with another person, try to not say a word, just silently share the experience. Latest research has demonstrated the importance for human beings of being surrounded by nature as a way to deal with stress and enhance wellbeing. #<Category:0x00555fb9f096c8> Show Edit Destroy
A Hot Bath to Reduce Stress and Increase Your Wellbeing London GB Taking a nice hot bath, not only relaxes tired and tense muscles, it encourages blood flow and dilates blood vessels. Make it a sensual, relaxing experience and just let the thoughts flow, without seizing upon any of them. A truly stress reducing experience #<Category:0x00555fb956d448> Show Edit Destroy
Sugar’s Not So Sweet GB Excess refined sugar consumed (other than in circumstances such as right after weight training), will be stored as fat. Satisfy your sweet tooth with whole, fresh fruit, or dark chocolate (70% or above) instead of highly processed sugary milk chocolate. Replace sugary beverages with water or refreshing herbal teas. Don’t think you should avoid fruit – it’s full of vitamins, minerals and fibre - even if it has some sugar, it’s all natural fruit sugars and far better for you than any cakes, biscuits or sweets and it helps keep cravings at bay! #<Category:0x00555fb7682308> Show Edit Destroy
Yoga Poses for Bloating New York, New York US While there of course are many different causes for bloating and sometimes more serious actions need to be put in place, sometimes just helping to get your digestive system moving can relieve stomach bloating and get you back to "regular" for the day! I personally use these poses and am always very relieved after they help my situation, and my students feel the same way. Often I will do them right when I get up in the morning to get my digestive track off to a good start for the day! #<Category:0x00555fb597f058> Show Edit Destroy
Stretch Tokyo JP Stretch like a dog! So go on all fours, and then look up and then look down and so it stretches your tummy and back. Repeat 15-10 times #<Category:0x00555fb4d4bf70> Show Edit Destroy
Be kind to your gut! New York US If you have a really hard workout in the gym at 8pm on a Tuesday night would you expect your body to be able to hit it hard again the next morning at 7am? Probably not. If you are joining me as one of the estimated 10-20% of people in the western world who deal with acid reflux or GERD please read on! #<Category:0x00555fb64c0ae8> Show Edit Destroy
YuBe Moisturising Skin Cream JP My grandma recommended this skin cream to me. I get really painfully dry hands in the winter months and this cream is a lifesaver!! It contains glycerin and is very concentrated so you only need a tiny amount. It smells a bit like camphor when you first apply it but the smell disappears and leaves you with silky smooth skin. You can buy it from Sephora in the US or from Space N.K. in the UK. #<Category:0x00555fb5a81960> Show Edit Destroy
Crest 3D Whitestrips US I really wanted to whiten my teeth and saw this product advertised so decided to try it. It is basically two plastic strips which have whitening gel on them that you apply to your top and bottom teeth and leave for half an hour. I do this once a day for about 7-10 days and I notice a real difference! #<Category:0x00555fb5b06890> Show Edit Destroy
Arabian Jasmine LB This handy roll-on Arabian Jasmine, or Jasmine Sambac, perfume is made of essential and natural oils. Simply roll on your wrists when you are suffering from a headache, then take a deep breath to inhale the flowery fragrance. Your headache will disappear as fast as any pill! You can buy traditional versions in the Middle East, and most likely in organic/health pharmacies around the world. This one is by Ahlan Perfume and lasts for months when used regularly. #<Category:0x00555fb89f36d0> Show Edit Destroy
Become a camera of life London GB Learn to appreciate the beauty of the everyday world. Be a camera, taking snapshots of the the lovely little scenes that you see every day. A couple walking hand in hand, your dog greeting you when you come in the door, the person who gave you an amazing spontaneous smile. All of these wonderful images are 'resources' to you. #<Category:0x00555fb7197af0> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin B2 to help prevent migraine symptoms London GB Multiple studies show that riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a safe and well-tolerated option for preventing migraine symptoms in adults, with fewer complications and side effects than some drugs. #<Category:0x00555fb8488858> Show Edit Destroy
Taking the edge off London GB Few of us in the developed world can escape feelings of anxiety on a daily, if not hourly, basis. While on one level we know that the problems that we have are, in common parlance, ‘middle-class problems’ they can still feel acute and overwhelming. Finding a way to experience anxiety without being overwhelmed by it is a key to navigating our way through the day without feeling permanently on the brink of collapse. These simple 3-minute techniques that can help alleviate the immediate feeling of pressure include: #<Category:0x00555fb70bc6a8> Show Edit Destroy
Mud & Clay for Oily Skin GB Clay & mud masks can help to reduce oiliness by drawing out impurities from the skin. They are most effective if used on a weekly basis and there are some great natural face mask products including 'Montagne Jeunesse'. #<Category:0x00555fb7155128> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint for a Happy Tummy AE The essential oils in peppermint are tummy friendly. They can relax the smooth muscle which lines the intestinal tract as well as stimulating the flow of bile (a digestive juice which breaks down fat). Simply enjoy fresh mint with your meal as a garnish, swirled into pestos or crushed into salsas or a fresh take on salsa verde. Alternatively, steep peppermint leaves in hot water for 3-5 minutes, strain and enjoy after a meal. #<Category:0x00555fb6c7e000> Show Edit Destroy
Pre Menstrual Breast Tenderness CN In Chinese Medicine breast tenderness before your period relates to stagnation in your system, specifically in your Liver. This stagnation can originate from a number of lifestyle factors, however, I have found that a general key to reducing the tenderness in the premenstrual phase is by cutting out processed food; especially dairy, gluten and sugar. These foods are among the main culprits for causing what we call 'Damp' in TCM. Damp, as you would imagine, doesn't flow, its heavy and inert therefore, contributing hugely to stagnation, leading to tenderness in the breasts. Stress is also an important factor to bear in mind. Stress causes the flow of our energy to become stuck generally which is then exacerbated before our period and by a diet high in damp forming foods. So the key is to meditate, walk in the woods, calm your system regularly with exercise and eat a clean diet free from highly processed sugary foods. #<Category:0x00555fb5216d20> Show Edit Destroy
Getting unstuck London GB We all know that feeling, for me in the pit of my stomach, when there is something that I know I should be getting around to that I’m studiously trying to put off doing. There are 101 reasons for this - worry that we can’t do it, not being properly engaged with the subject to sheer boredom – and yet it can cast a shadow on other areas of our life, impacting the degree to which we can fully enjoy ourselves elsewhere. Unfortunately personal growth and effectiveness require us to tackle many things we’d prefer to procrastinate over, rather than become defter in delaying activity. These few tips can help unblock things and get you moving forward. #<Category:0x00555fb6fc7a90> Show Edit Destroy
Zinc Rich Foods to help your Eczema GB Increase your intake of zinc-rich foods like pumpkin seeds or chia seeds. The zinc is crucial for skin health, increasing wound healing abilities and metabolising fatty acids. Even having 2 tablespoons of these seeds daily should help to see some improvement in eczema symptoms. #<Category:0x00555fb6f288f0> Show Edit Destroy
Essential self-care for Postnatal Depression GB This list is not exhaustive, but it is a good place to start. And please remember three things: You are not alone. Asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness. You can get better. #<Category:0x00555fb8b55730> Show Edit Destroy
Houseplants to help clean the air you live in GB The addition of plants and flowers is important in your home. Nasa research now suggests that houseplants act as living air purifiers and will act to absorb chemical pollutants being emitted from synthetic materials in your home. With asthma on the rise worldwise we need all the help we can get to ensure clean air. #<Category:0x00555fb8ccf070> Show Edit Destroy
Tips to help with 'wakeful' sleep London GB The idea of an eight hour continuous period of sleep as the ideal is a recent invention. Most other animals sleep in varying chunks of time over the 24 hour period. And many researchers believe that a bi-phasic sleep pattern is the norm for humans. People vary in their needs and natural sleep tendencies. So follow these tips to ensure relaxed and peaceful sleeps! #<Category:0x00555fb9bd7158> Show Edit Destroy
Vodka helps get rid of smelly feet! GB Vodka is great for banishing those smelly odours from your shoes/feet. Just grab some cheap vodka and an old spray bottle and spritz your smelly shoes. The alcohol in the vodka kills the horrid odour bacteria that make them smell in the first place and will dry odour-free too! #<Category:0x00555fb763b278> Show Edit Destroy
Maximising your workout GB To get the absolute most out of your weights session try to shut off your killer playlist and be present in the room - just you and the weights. Mindless exercise can make a huge difference on the results you see versus just going through the motions of an exercise. You need to really feel the exercise and engage the key muscles. Be mindful of your muscles contracting and celebrate that you're becoming stronger and more powerful with each rep. #<Category:0x00555fb9a65400> Show Edit Destroy
Yogurt for yeast infection GB Yogurt contains Lactobacillus acidophilus which kills yeast by producing hydrogen peroxide through the process of fermentation. Simply add yogurt to your daily diet - best to go for natural yogurts without any flavoring. Alternatively, you can apply the yogurt directly to the affected area, leave for an hour before wiping off and repeat 3-4 times a week. #<Category:0x00555fb8649bb0> Show Edit Destroy
Feeling sluggish? This acupressure point can help London GB Feeling sluggish with a heavy head from lack of sleep or a really long working week? You're not sick enough to stay home but not well enough to function at your best? Try this acupressure point to help you feel better #<Category:0x00555fba88ab20> Show Edit Destroy
Oil Pulling IN White teeth; the exclusive domain of actresses and models? Not so today as increasingly people are opting for various chemical teeth whitening solutions, however, I there is a safer way to pearly whites with this ancient technique from India called Oil Pulling. This is hugely effective and once you get over the initial revulsion at having oil in your mouth that long and start to see and feel the benefits for yourself you will become a convert I promise! Not only does it help with white teeth but it also works as a powerful detox in the morning and helps with bad breath. In the Ayurvedic Texts they used Sesame Oil, however, you can use Coconut Oil as well if you prefer the taste. Its best to do this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. #<Category:0x00555fb934b6d8> Show Edit Destroy
Diet tips to help treat eczema GB Turn to food to tackle your eczema and eat more oily fish to tackle inflammation while improving your skin's function and appearance. Essential fatty acids found in wild-caught fish (and flaxseed oil for non-fish eaters) can dampen eczema symptoms, especially reducing itching. #<Category:0x00555fb95302c8> Show Edit Destroy
Go and see a nutritionist London GB When my friend was in her mid twenties, she suffered very badly from acne and big spots and there was nothing she could buy which would resolve the issue. She ended up going to see a nutritionist who put her on a special diet removing food categories such as diary from her diet and her acne cleared up completely. She has kept on the diet and her skin is completely free of any spots of acne. I did not realise until her diet program that food and drink played SUCH a huge part in how your skin behaves. #<Category:0x00555fbae49138> Show Edit Destroy
Electrostimulation (EMS) Cure for injury recovery and muscle soreness US Electrostimulation is effective in keeping a muscle fit during injury rehabilitation by increasing blood flow to the damaged muscle. Eg. If you have injured your knee and cannot perform any lower body exercises, an electrostimulation strength set for your quads will stimulate the muscle, keeping it active and minimizing losses in strength and mass. #<Category:0x00555fb91fa040> Show Edit Destroy
Importance of posture - this wearable device will totally help US I discovered this tip from a friend who and it really does seem to help. Its called Lumo Lift and you attach it your clothing, you get in the right position which the device monitors and then whenever you slouch it vibrates reminding you to fix your posture. Really great especially if you sit behind a desk all day. #<Category:0x00555fb94d2ba0> Show Edit Destroy
Wearable tech you fix to your clothing which vibrates when you slouch US I discovered this awesome product called Lumo Lift. It attaches to your clothes and whenever you slouch it vibrates reminding you to correct your posture. Its also tiny so really discreet and has a few different options for colours so basically it looks like you are wearing a badge or a broach. Worth trying! #<Category:0x00555fb8bed030> Show Edit Destroy
Masage Stick to help ease muscle knots – calves, neck, hips. US This is a portable deep-tissue massage and trigger-point devise, and has a similar affect to a foam roller, encouraging the release of muscle knots. The massage stick is particularly useful for use on calves, forearms, neck or hips. #<Category:0x00555fb93b99d0> Show Edit Destroy
Hold your breath New York City US Hold your breath for 40 seconds and make sure you count in your head as it helps to focus. Repeat after a few minutes if it didn't work #<Category:0x00555fb9637ea0> Show Edit Destroy
Apple = coffee New York City US I recently read somewhere that an apple has a similar amount of caffine then a small cup of coffee. So a healthier option when you are exhausted is eat a lot of apples #<Category:0x00555fb9c14e40> Show Edit Destroy
Duct Tape GB Putting everyday duct tape on warts effectively starves it of oxygen. Just a cut a small square of duct tape, enough to cover the entire wart. Make sure that the skin is clean and completely dry so that no moisture of dirt gets trapped underneath. Replace as necessary but always remember to keep it clean and dry before replacing the tape. #<Category:0x00555fb9d99270> Show Edit Destroy
Toothpaste for insect bites GB The anti-inflammatory properties and ingredients like menthol and baking soda can help reduce the itchiness brought on by insect bites. Simply apply a small, fingertip-size piece of toothpaste to the bite and it can provide hours of relief from the itchiness. #<Category:0x00555fb9e39dd8> Show Edit Destroy
Dark chocolate for coughs GB Scientist have apparently found that the key ingredient in chocolate can be more effective in reducing the common cough than the conventional medicine, codeine. The chocolate forms a layer of protection at the back of the mouth - dark chocolate works best, as does letting it melt in your mouth. #<Category:0x00555fb9e9e968> Show Edit Destroy
Products with Tea Tree Oil Long Island US Tea Tree Oil. You can get shampoos with Tea Tree Oils which really seem to help. The products that I recommend are Jasons' Tea Tree Oil Shampoo (you can buy through Amazon). The other one I love is Nature's Gate Shampoo (again Amazon). This one's ingredients on the bottle also give you an idea of what will help to treat it - specifically Jojoba Oil! If you also put Tea Tree Oil on the other effected parts it seems to help. #<Category:0x00555fb9c7f308> Show Edit Destroy
Wet teabags for minor burns GB When you suffer a minor burn that doesn't necessarily need medical attention, a couple of wet tea bags placed on the burn will suffice. Place the tea bags in cold water and let it steep for a couple of minutes and then dab them on the burn to relieve the sting, if needs be you can then cover the area with a gauze to keep a protected. #<Category:0x00555fb9c2fe48> Show Edit Destroy
Child's Pose US Child's Pose in yoga (known in Sanskrit as Balasana) is a very basic position and accessible to most people, and it has the wonderful benefit of offering a gentle lengthening stretch for the lower back, which can alleviate certain types of back pain. #<Category:0x00555fb9c1ccd0> Show Edit Destroy
Blow your nose! GB Sounds counter-intuitive I know, but it removes any clots which are keeping your blood vessels open, once the clot is out of the way the fibers can contract and close around the opening. #<Category:0x00555fb9a8d810> Show Edit Destroy
Re-hydrate and Re-fuel Immediately US Replacing fluids, fuel, and (in some cases) electrolytes lost during a workout immediately is key for optimal recovery. But you don't need fancy protein shakes, bars, or beverages to do this! Water and real food will do! Make sure to drink enough non-caffeinated fluids to replace what you've lost through sweat. Then have a meal or snack within 30 minutes that contains a high-quality protein AND carbohydrates to bring your muscles the amino acids and fuel it needs to recover. And if you sweat a lot, make sure that the food you eat includes a little bit of sodium since this electrolyte is essential in fluid balance and cell function throughout your body. #<Category:0x00555fb9a4e4f8> Show Edit Destroy
Pre-Portion Out The Snacks US How many of you buy a box of crackers, or a bag of cookies, or a bag of popcorn, bring it home and open it with the intention of eating just one serving, only to look up and find you've eaten half the bag (or more)? It is extremely easy to overeat if you eat straight out a multiple-serving bag or box of snacks. The danger is even greater with the even bigger, family-sized bags/boxes that we buy in an effort to save money. The bigger the container, the more you are likely to overeat. It is also tempting to want more once you are done with one serving if you see the rest of the snacks. It's therefore helpful to put away the remainder of the snacks in the cupboard, in drawers, or behind another item to make them less visible. #<Category:0x00555fb93d6990> Show Edit Destroy
Teaspoon of Baking Soda Swat PK Put half a teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water and drink it. Someone told me to do this with warmer water but I have never tried it. #<Category:0x00555fb93b6ff0> Show Edit Destroy
Argan oil Brussels BE This Moroccan Oil; argan oil. For even better results, sleep with it or at least keep it in your hair for more then an hour #<Category:0x00555fb8c534c0> Show Edit Destroy
Find a fit friend GB Lack of motivation is the most common reason why people fail to stick to their fitness plan. The BEST way to help keep you on track is to find a fit friend who's on a similar fitness journey to you - someone you can train, complain and celebrate with. It makes the world of difference to have a fitfam community to support and encourage you through the tough periods (we all have them!). So get out there, meet some new friends and train together to achieve your goals. #<Category:0x00555fb9243560> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise complements diet GB If you want to lose weight, adjustments will likely first need to be made in the kitchen not the gym. Remember that there are 168 hours in a week and if you train for one hour, three days a week (that's great by the way!) there are still 165 hours left in the week when you're not training and probably putting the wrong foods into your system. Adjustments to your diet need to come first so that you're correctly fuelled to work hard when you exercise and that sessions with your PT are effective towards your weight lose goals and compliment your new diet. #<Category:0x00555fb8e9bd18> Show Edit Destroy
Make Sense of Your Dreams and Nightmares US If you're keen to understand your dreams or nightmares, here's one effective way of working with them from the Gestalt Psychology model. #<Category:0x00555fb8605960> Show Edit Destroy
Yogurt GB Either eat a natural yogurt every day, or if you have an active infection, smear the yogurt over the infection to reduce itching! #<Category:0x00555fb94cd0d8> Show Edit Destroy
Chlorophyll CA Adding liquid chlorophyll to your drinking water not only helps with body odour and bad breath, but makes the water taste minty and more inviting! #<Category:0x00555fb85bcc88> Show Edit Destroy
Activated Charcoal Tabs eliminate Gas from the tummy PE I first learned about this trick many years ago on a trip to Cuzco in Peru. In the Andes at altitude people suffer from gas and indigestion due to the lack of Oxygen in the air from the altitude. Many pharmacies in the Andes sell charcoal tabs and they worked immediately! #<Category:0x00555fb9763f40> Show Edit Destroy
The Tiger Hold GB The “Tiger-in-the-tree” technique: lay your baby along one of your arms facing downwards with their head by your elbow. Your arm should be supporting their weight, while your hand is firmly holding the top of the leg. This allows you to rest your free hand on their back for extra support or gently massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction to help alleviate colic discomfort. #<Category:0x00555fb9030750> Show Edit Destroy
How to stop procrastinating: Simplify! New York US Let's simplify procrastination......It's just not doing what you said you were going to do when you said you were going to do it. We often think of procrastination as something big and deep or difficult. It's not at all - it's simple. In fact the more you put something off the bigger it becomes and the more negative space it takes up in your mind. #<Category:0x00555fb8d6b560> Show Edit Destroy
Omega 3 helps keep your skin moist GB Omega -3 helps regulate oil production and helps to keep your skin moist. You can get your dosage through fatty fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel or you can take supplements found in any health store #<Category:0x00555fb91a6f30> Show Edit Destroy
Evening Primrose GB Evening Primrose pills work really really well if you have shooting pain and tenderness in your breasts. It only take a couple of days for them to take effect, and you really do notice the difference. I was recommended this by a doctor who says that most women feel instant relief and live pain free when they start taking evening primrose! #<Category:0x00555fb81b6508> Show Edit Destroy
Weleda Evening Primrose Body Lotion GB I had heard that Evening primrose eases breast tenderness, but I don't really like taking pills, but then came across the Evening Primrose Body Lotion by Weleda. After trying it for a few weeks on the sore areas, I have to say it does work, however maybe more as an indulgent body cream rather than a treatment – but maybe a few more weeks will do the job! #<Category:0x00555fb90fae88> Show Edit Destroy
Mustard Seed for poor circulation London GB Mustard seeds are very effective at stimulating circulation, according to Ayurvedic medicine, as when used it acts as a warming massage oil for the body, helping with cold joints thus promoting circulation. So, to help poor circulation, tie two teaspoons worth of mustard seeds in a cheesecloth and immerse in hot water, then soak your feet in it. This is quite a popular home remedy for those who suffer from cold (or blue/purple colored!) feet, or even those who get pins and needles in their legs. Why not try it and see if this natural remedy works for you too? #<Category:0x00555fb763e748> Show Edit Destroy
Say good bye to the Sore Throat with these 3 tips GB I used to suffer with sore throats regularly.. if my immune system was down and I was tired that's where it would hit me straight away, so I've honestly tried and tested a lot of remedies and these are by far the best cures I've come across: #<Category:0x00555fb8f6e7e0> Show Edit Destroy
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion New York US If you have one of those angry spots that just won't go away, this is the product for you! It saved me so many times, when I thought I would have to hide under a blanket for days on end while it calmed down. Mario Badescu drying lotion helps dry out blemishes and balances oil in the skin. It contains natural ingredients to help draw impurities from the skin too. It's kind of pretty too with a pink powder settles at the bottom of the clear bottle and clear solution over it. You don't shake the powder to mix in, rather you dap a cotton tip to the bottom then dab on your spot, and voila! PS. Don't use over broken skin as it can burn a bit. #<Category:0x00555fb7415a20> Show Edit Destroy
Chew sugar free gum Swat PK If you chew sugar free gum for 30 minutes after you eat it really helps with the acid reflux #<Category:0x00555fb6671c48> Show Edit Destroy
Let it all out! GB Food poisoning is caused when a bacteria present in the food eaten causes disruption of the digestive tract. In general most food (especially meat and fish) contain bacteria and our guts are able to manage this with the natural bacteria which grows and lives in our gastroinstenstinal tract. However when food starts to get old or has not been cleaned, prepared or cooked correctly bacteria levels in the food can exceed our ability to cope with it and this causes vomiting and diarrhoea. This response is to try to rid the body of the bacteria through the vomit and faeces and therefore under no circumstances should any medication be taken which reduces these symptoms. Taking tablets such as Imodium risk the bacteria being kept inside the body and potentially migrating through the gut wall into the blood stream causing blood poisoning (sepsis). The best thing to do is let is all out. #<Category:0x00555fb84e5850> Show Edit Destroy
Echinacea to help build your immune system New York City US Take Echinacea pills when you are exhausted and run down to ensure you don't get sick #<Category:0x00555fb7685c10> Show Edit Destroy
Pillow Sleep Alarm (App) GB Although some say measuring your sleep makes you more stressed about whether you have/ haven't slept well, I always find it so useful to know how I'm sleeping and getting my alarm set for the right time in my sleep pattern. So, I LOVE Pillow - it measures your sleep and uses that to set your alarm so you wake up when your sleep is lightest, meaning you feel way more refreshed! #<Category:0x00555fb8cad740> Show Edit Destroy
White Noise App GB Great for everyone (like me) who has voices and thoughts buzzing around in their head as soon as they lie down. White Noise app plays sounds like crashing waves while you sleep and also lets you add your own favourite sounds. Works a treat for catch the zzz s. #<Category:0x00555fb858a238> Show Edit Destroy
Make your bedroom the perfect sleep environment London GB The National Sleep Foundation have created a part of their website with articles, statistics and tips that really help you prepare your bedroom to make it your sanctuary and the perfect place for relaxation and sleep - perfect for helping prevent insomnia. #<Category:0x00555fb5962d18> Show Edit Destroy
Swaddling - Newborn babies (Under 12 weeks) GB Newborn babies love the womb and as a result like secure feeling of being swaddled, this reduces the startle reflex significantly which can disrupt babies sleep in the first few weeks. #<Category:0x00555fb7cbf680> Show Edit Destroy
How does stress manifest in your body? GB One way to help you learn to deal with stress is to understand and recognise how stress shows up in your body and so realise that your body might be more stressed then you recognise you are. For example, some people get stomach upsets, some head headaches, some have problems sleeping or sleep to much, and others (like me) get really tight muscles particularly shoulder muscles which then lead to stress/tension headaches. Some symptoms are obvious but not all. #<Category:0x00555fb8a50420> Show Edit Destroy
Butterbur to relive symptoms Rochester, Minnesota US Butterbur was shown in several studies to relieve the stuffiness and nasal congestion of hayfever. This may be due to its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to relax blood vessel walls. #<Category:0x00555fb9409228> Show Edit Destroy
Slow and steady wins the race Rochester, Minnesota US Weight loss is best - and most likely to be retained - when it's gradual and results from a change in lifestyle habits. You should think in terms of losing no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week. Here's a way to do the maths on how to lose weight and keep it off. 3,500 calories = approx. 1 pound of body fat. Therefore, to lose 1 pound a week, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you consume - thats about 500 fewer calories a day. You could try lowering your calorie intake by eating less calorie-intense foods, get more physical activity, or even better yet, do both! #<Category:0x00555fb83d10e0> Show Edit Destroy
Temporary solution to aid - Fat Loss Massage to help get rid of body waste GB This is not a magical solution to losing weight (sadly) but it can AID in in your mission to lose weight - through water and waste retention and its only temporary for a few days. However, some friends of mine swear by this in helping to speed up their weight loss when coupled with a healthy diet and exercise. Maybe its just their excuse to have a massage! #<Category:0x00555fb8ed9118> Show Edit Destroy
Coconut Organic All-Purpose Salve San Francisco US My skin is usually oily, but as soon as the coldest month comes along, my skin shuts down completely and flakes like crazy! I found this little brand when visiting the states last summer and bought one to try out last winter and it worked like a charm! A tiny bit of organic coconut oil, mixed with yellow beeswax and lavender oil moisturised my skin and helped restore balance. #<Category:0x00555fbb151b78> Show Edit Destroy
Plain Rice & Yoghurt Beirut LB Getting food poisoning is THE WORST. Luckily there are some fool-proof ways to start feeling better as soon as the nausea subsides! Plain, cooked rice (white or brown) topped with cool plain yoghurt and a dash of salt, restores your body's energy slowly, while rebalancing your salt levels and boosts calcium. It's the only dish that actually helps with nausea rather than adds to it! Eat slowly and gradually, never force it down! If your tummy's not ready, take it slow! The best part is that if you live alone and can barely move this can be eaten cold, is super easy to do when you have no energy and can be left unrefrigerated for a while. #<Category:0x00555fbb090e00> Show Edit Destroy
The Fast Metabolism Diet London GB What the diet does is increase your metabolism by making changes to your daily diet. By eating the right foods approved by the diet everyday, it can help your body achieve the optimal rate of metabolism to lose weight fast. Think of your metabolism as a car engine. Unlike an engine, our body has to be constantly fed with fuel, hence our metabolism is slowed down when we sleep because our body senses that there is no fuel intake. That is why we always hear the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Our engine revs up again when we eat breakfast after a night of fasting. The idea behind the fast metabolism diet is to constantly feed your body with the right fuel so that your engine can burn the fuel fast and keep on going. #<Category:0x00555fbafd7608> Show Edit Destroy
Devil's claw Rochester, Minnesota US Devil's claw has been used in the traditional medicine of the people of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa to treat back pain. It it now used extensively in Europe to treat pain due to its anti-inflammatory qualities. #<Category:0x00555fbaf88210> Show Edit Destroy
This natural oil helps with wrinkles - Rodin Face oil Texas US I have used Rodin Face oil for many years and I find this is one of the best oils to help with wrinkles. Although it is super expensive it lasts a long time as you only need to use a little bit of the oil at a time. Its a fully natural using essential oils. #<Category:0x00555fb7ba03d0> Show Edit Destroy
Keeping a stress diary Winchester GB Although the sound of this might make some people stressed just thinking about it this really is an amazing tool to help understand and monitor your stress levels and your body's response to them. Once you are able to identify what causes you stress and both the physical and mental symptoms you can then start dealing with what causes you stress. You might be surprised. #<Category:0x00555fb95522d8> Show Edit Destroy
What About Anti-Anxiety Medication US Most anxious fliers find that anti-anxiety medication may "take the edge off" when first used, with continued use, they stop working and make anxiety worse. Shanna Treworgy, Psy.D., of the Dartmouth Geisel Medical School, said that though there may be reduced anxiety initially, benzodiazepines cause increased long-term anxiety reactions. Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine showed that though a person taking anti-anxiety medication may feel more relaxed psychologically, there is increased arousal physiologically. “Alprazolam increases physiological activation under acute stress conditions and hinders therapeutic effects of exposure in flying phobia.” Reference: #<Category:0x00555fb95e2928> Show Edit Destroy
Don't Rely On Breathing Or Relaxation Exercises US Though breathing exercises are often recommended to fearful fliers as an effective way to control fear, anxiety, and panic, research shows they don't work. They are a way to focus your attention away from the flight, but a movie or a magazine can do that just as well. Having been told they work, when they don't, an anxious flier might think "nothing works; I'm a failure." #<Category:0x00555fb96244b8> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid Imagination US Keep the “visual channel” of your mind fully occupied with something concrete to keep imagination from gaining a foothold. Buy several magazines with splashy color pictures. Just flip through the pictures to keep the “visual” part of your mind busy. This is a great time to focus on needlepoint or puzzles, if you like those activities. Bring a movie or a video game on your smartphone or tablet. Keep the “auditory channel” of your mind occupied. Bring along an audio player with plenty of music. Noise-cancelling headsets are also helpful. #<Category:0x00555fb9b74698> Show Edit Destroy
Know About Noise Abatement (why the engine noises change at certain points) GB After the plane leaves the runway, it climbs rapidly with the nose about 18 degrees above the horizon. At one-thousand feet above the runway (roughly twenty-five seconds after liftoff), the pilot reduces the power. With less power, the nose has to be lowered. As the nose is being lowered from 18 degrees above the horizon to about 14 degrees, you feel lightheaded. This is the same feeling as when an elevator slows its ascent to stop at the selected floor. In an elevator or in a plane, the feeling lasts for only two seconds. But it can be frightening if you don't know what it's all about. The reduced engine noise could make you think the engines have failed. The lightheaded feelings could make you think the plane is falling. Not true, of course. Ask the captain when you meet him or her if the power will be changed significantly after take off, and ask how it will feel. #<Category:0x00555fb9c30938> Show Edit Destroy
Meet The Captain US No fear of flying tip is as important as this one. Why? Because fear of flying has a lot to do with not being in control. When you meet the person who is in control, and sense that he or she is alert, confident, and competent, you will feel better. Meeting the captain keeps you from feeling alone. It also puts you in personal contact with control. You will sense their competence and confident. It helps to know they – also – want to get back home to their family, and they have been doing so for years. They will make extra announcements for you. Embarrassing? Blame it on me; tell them I made you promise to do it. #<Category:0x00555fb9e12508> Show Edit Destroy
Stop snacking by identifying your underlying emotional need. Cape Town ZA Snacking can be an unconsious habit that leads you to piling on the pounds. We often snack due to an emotional need that needs to be soothed. Do you eat when bored? Lonely? Angry? Try finding another behaviour to soothe that feeling instead of using food. Bored? Phone a friend or go for a walk. Lonely? Get outside, go see a movie or visit a family member. Angry? Try and do some exercise, get rid of the anger in a way that empowers rather than disempowers you. #<Category:0x00555fb9fbc7a0> Show Edit Destroy
Goats Milk Soap Texas US This is really great to use in the shower - goats milk soap - (which is also good for dry skin). I buy it from a local guy in Texas but any goats milk soap is good… Zum Bar is a brand which is sold at Whole Foods I think is good. #<Category:0x00555fb9e70cc0> Show Edit Destroy
Get rid of sugar cravings by fuelling on fat! Cape Town ZA When craving sugar in any form try and take a teaspoon of coconut oil instead. Nourish your brain instead of compromising it. #<Category:0x00555fb9e20e78> Show Edit Destroy
Laura Mercier Repair Eye Cream London GB The laura Mercier Repair Eye Cream is my favourite eye cream on the market! Not only does it serve as an anti-wrinkle cream that reduces swelling around the eyes, it smells amazing! It's super moisturising and hydrating and helps yours concealer glide on smoothly if you're applying in the morning. The high content of vitamin A reduces fine lines and makes your under eye skin feel firm and lifted. #<Category:0x00555fb9ddb580> Show Edit Destroy
Drink Milk and Diary products Brussels BE Drinking Milk and diary products helps with the stomach issues with a hangover. Doesn't help with the headache side or the exhaustion but seems to settle the stomache Full fat milk is always the best #<Category:0x00555fb9d45b20> Show Edit Destroy
Retrain your brain to deal with sugar cravings Cape Town ZA When craving your favourite sweet treat take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to take away the craving. Retrain your brain by not rewarding it with what you are craving. The aim of this trick is to stop the association of craving sweetness with a sweet reward. #<Category:0x00555fb9d349b0> Show Edit Destroy
What is your jealousy telling you? London GB Jealousy can stir up pre verbal feelings in us. Ultimately, it brings us back to the time when we first wanted what someone else had – our mother’s attention is usually the first one – and couldn’t fully express that. So when we’re envying someone else’s achievements what we’re experiencing is something very young within ourselves. As such, we need to go gently on ourselves. #<Category:0x00555fb9c1bf38> Show Edit Destroy
Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions US My closest friend told me about this and she was right. This is a clearing concealer which not only hides your spots but also really helps get rid of them fast. #<Category:0x00555fb9c0a1c0> Show Edit Destroy
Mata Natural Aloe Vera Gel TH I recently came across this product when I was in holiday in Thailand. It is really fantastic for helping relieve sunburnt skin, helping to cool it down and take the sting out. #<Category:0x00555fb9bf9708> Show Edit Destroy
Aura restorer FR Your aura is the expression of your 'energetic' well-being, and reflects the health or vitality of your thoughts, emotions and inner state of being. Although invisible to our sense of sight, a weak aura is dark and cloudy, and can leave you vulnerable to emotional instability and even physical illness. A strong bright aura serves as a protective shield to any negativity and chaos going on around you, and keeps you centred and clear, no matter the challenges of life. A strong aura brings us resilience and the capacity for inner strength in all situations. One excellent method to strengthen the aura is to spend more time in connection with Nature - particularly trees. Yes, it's true, they can help clear our auric field, because the elements at work in Nature reflect the very balance we need in our energetic systems. We are a part of the great work of Nature but it's just that our energy bodies have become over-burdened with the stress and speed of our urban lives that our balance is off. Reconnecting to the essence of who we are through simply spending more time in the green parks, woods and forests of our world can restore this inner balance. A simple, yet powerful and effective practice you can do is below. #<Category:0x00555fb9723f30> Show Edit Destroy
Tea Bags GB A natural way of reducing puffiness around the eyes is to use good old tea bags! Make sure you use caffeinated tea bags as they contain natural tannins which as also mild diuretics a, and have been used for decades to deal with the problem area! Soak two tea bags in warm water (make sure you don't boil it then put on to your face!) and then chill the bags for a few minutes in the fridge – this activated the caffeine and makes it safe for you to place on your eyes. Place one tea bag on each eye for five minutes. My nan did this all the time and I'm so glad she taught it to me because it actually works without having to put chemicals around your eyes! Also really good alternative for people with sensitive skin. #<Category:0x00555fb97062a0> Show Edit Destroy
Duoderm US You can get the generic versions on Amazon - its an adhesive, so you put it over the affected area and you can shower and sleep with it, stops it getting infected, helps with the pain and reduces scars. Its great because its very low maintenance, so rather then continually having to change the bandage you can leave it on for 3-4 days. If you are going to a big cycle or motorbike trip worth packing some of this stuff just in case #<Category:0x00555fb96210d8> Show Edit Destroy
YES Power! New York US Using the word "YES" as a mantra along with simple gesture, you can pump yourself up to a high-energy state that will channel your nervous energy into an awesome performance. This also works for groups of people who all need to get pumped up together. #<Category:0x00555fb957f828> Show Edit Destroy
Oenobiol solaire capsules Paris FR Oenobiol solaire. According to the site they: Prepares, stimulates and prolongs the sun tan, Cellular antioxidant protection. Intensive Hydrating Tan Enhancer - but actually if you are the type of person who gets heat rash you can take these pills preventative. It works wonders for my friend who couldn't even sit in the shade without getting a heat rash Take them two weeks before you will be in heat #<Category:0x00555fb955de30> Show Edit Destroy
Crushed Aspirin on your spots Sacremento, California US Take an aspirin, mix it with a little bit of water, crush it and make it into a little paste. Then apply to the pimples at night, 15 minutes minimum and then wash it off. #<Category:0x00555fb8b60d10> Show Edit Destroy
Banish the word 'should' US Focusing on what you 'should' have done pulls us into a negative thought cycle where we can become increasingly self critical. We have to realise that we can never change past events and instead focus on more positive thoughts. By turning guilty, negative thoughts into positive ones regularly, we can help ourselves achieve a more positive mindset overall. #<Category:0x00555fb8b4c130> Show Edit Destroy
Skin Food Snail Mask! US Snail masks are al the rage now and I'm so glad I discovered this amazing product to help with my dry skin! Whatever it is snails are doing, it's working to give us baby soft skin! Your skin gets tighter, less blotchy and more even. It's got natural ingredients like plant extract so is gentle on the skin. #<Category:0x00555fb93f2820> Show Edit Destroy
Savlon Antiseptic Cream GB Savlon Antiseptic Cream can help with ingrown hair and red pimples on your bikini line! When you use it every night on clean and dry skin after the below tips, you will notice that the inflammation will go down very quickly. #<Category:0x00555fb7b69510> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid beer! GB My father had gout problems and my mum and I discovered that staying away from food and drink that are high in purines can increase uric acid in your blood. Foods like seafood, liver, and fatty foods should be avoided along with sugary drinks that have added fructose. But one f the worst things is beer! It can really elevate the uric acid much more than fructose-sweetened drinks so watch out! #<Category:0x00555fb85ffd08> Show Edit Destroy
Cold compresses US If you suffer from gout, use cold packs or compresses on the painful area to ease inflammation. You can buy the gel freeze ice packs so that it moulds to the form of your foot when you apple. #<Category:0x00555fb9046640> Show Edit Destroy
Remember to breath and stand up straight! london GB Follow these steps #<Category:0x00555fb9183cd8> Show Edit Destroy
Homemade Ice Pack London GB If my children ever managed to get very badly sunburnt I would wrap a few pieces of ice in a soft flannel and press it gently over the burnt areas. It gives immediate relief and is very soothing on the worst red areas. #<Category:0x00555fb863abd8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Watermelon London GB Everyone knows how important it is to stay hydrated when you are really sunburnt. An alternate way to do this is to eat lots of watermelon- it is delicious but also has really high water content (as the name suggests!). #<Category:0x00555fb761b130> Show Edit Destroy
Dry yourself properly GB Remember when your mum told you to make sure everywhere was properly dry after a bath? Well, she was right, it turns out that dry areas make it harder for bacteria to breed, as they usually prefer moist surfaces. #<Category:0x00555fb8f8d2d0> Show Edit Destroy
Apple Cider Vinegar GB Apple cider vinegar is a natural antiseptic and can help kill bacteria without harming your skin. If you can buy the spray version of this then even better, so you can really use it to treat body odour. #<Category:0x00555fb6653f40> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise London GB As if there weren’t enough reasons to get out there and do some exercise! Get moving around as this aids your digestive system and helps the passage of gas. Try talking a light walk after a meal to get things moving. #<Category:0x00555fb73c8158> Show Edit Destroy
Look for the silver lining GB Every cloud has one, right? If you focus on finding the positive side of a disappointing situation, you can see a chance to grow as a person, learn something new or get some good feedback. As Alexander Graham-Bell says "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." #<Category:0x00555fb6c59ef8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Oily Fish London GB Your diet makes a massive difference to the appearance of your skin! Try to eat fish like salmon, tuna or mackerel, which contain lots of Omega-3. These fatty acids lower your cholesterol, which in turn boosts circulation and improves the appearance of cellulite. Try to eat oily fish once or twice a week to see the effect! #<Category:0x00555fb6e53970> Show Edit Destroy
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash London GB This is one of the best products out there- it has salicylic acid in it so it is tough on blackheads but it doesn’t dry your skin out like other acne products. Just use it every morning and moisturize afterwards. #<Category:0x00555fb5aefe60> Show Edit Destroy
Treat yourself as you would treat a friend GB This is what my mum always used to tell me when I felt guilty about something as a child. It's a great technique for making sure you are not being too critical on yourself, by imagining your friend in the same situation and what you would say to them. #<Category:0x00555fb7235d40> Show Edit Destroy
Go to Sleep! London GB Possibly only relevant for long haul flights. What I’ve found is if you try and get to sleep as soon as possible on a flight you’ll miss any of the unsettling turbulence you sometimes encounter and the whole experience is over a lot quicker. Bring your own travel pillow or an ergonomic neck pillow to allow you to fall asleep easily. #<Category:0x00555fb6d7e4c8> Show Edit Destroy
Pop on some Britney London GB I once read a quote from someone who was afraid of flying who said that whenever they got nervous on a plane they always listened to a Britney Spears album, as ‘no-one can ever be scared listening to Britney’. It sounds ridiculous but it does comfort me slightly, and now whenever there is turbulence (my least favourite part of flying) I make sure to put on some Britney and it always makes me feel better! #<Category:0x00555fb4db0f88> Show Edit Destroy
Egg White Mask London GB A very odd remedy but this does the trick. It helps to tighten up your pores and preventing them from becoming blocked in the first place, which is how blackheads are formed. First what you want to do is separate the egg white from the egg yolks. Next, apply a thin layer of the egg white onto your face and then place a thin paper towel on top. You can repeat this step 2 or 3 times and wait for everything to dry- it should feel a little tighter than usual. Once it has dried peel it all off and cleanse your face. #<Category:0x00555fb6ecb7b8> Show Edit Destroy
Over Indulgence Milk Thistle Tablets (Holland & Barrett) GB The only hangover cure I need! Does the trick every time and also works for upset stomachs with indigestion. #<Category:0x00555fb6561c18> Show Edit Destroy
Repetition helps your baby GB Following a sequence of events so your baby learns to recognize when it is nap time. #<Category:0x00555fb5a141f8> Show Edit Destroy
Importance of gratitude practise to boost your happiness US Realising what you are happy about, what you are grateful about and focusing on those things is the best happiness booster I have found! Try this practise for just 1 week and I know you will really feel happier. It totally worked for me. #<Category:0x00555fb6c3f8a0> Show Edit Destroy
Stay hair free GB Because hair is porous, it absorbs odours very easily. In exactly the same way that your hair smells of bonfire when you've been sitting next to a campfire, your underarm hair will absorb the smell of your sweat. Underarm hair can also trap moisture, creating a swampy environment that bacteria that cause the smell love. #<Category:0x00555fb4d76388> Show Edit Destroy
Anti-Fungal Creams London GB Get yourself some basic over the counter creams, e.g. clotrimazole or miconazole. Apply to all affected areas for however long you need to; shouldn’t take longer than a couple of weeks to get to work. #<Category:0x00555fb68745b8> Show Edit Destroy
Sprayology Travel Ease Spray US Best cure for jet lag - does exactly what it says on the label, which is combat symptoms of jetlag like tiredness, dehydration, disorientation and sleeplessness. #<Category:0x00555fb5a471e8> Show Edit Destroy
Link between Turmeric & treating Depression US I have recently read a few articles about studies being conducted on people with depression and the role turmeric can play with helping. #<Category:0x00555fb59965f0> Show Edit Destroy
Virgin Flying without Fear Course GB My brother couldn't fly until he took this course - and they claim to have a 98% success rate. Highly recommended for any age. #<Category:0x00555fb6609148> Show Edit Destroy
Fitbit US I got this as a present and having been very skeptical about these sort of tech gadgets, I'm now a complete convert. The Fitbit keeps you moving every day by setting you a step goal, and you stay motivated by competing with your friends and even setting weekly or daily challenges. It tracks your exercise, sleep and even acts as an alarm. Truly amazing and I've seen the difference with my weight already. #<Category:0x00555fb68e02b8> Show Edit Destroy
Importance of Sustainable Weight Loss New York City US 4 Tips For Sustainable Weight Loss #<Category:0x00555fb6dbe4d8> Show Edit Destroy
Lose Weight and Keep It Off! US 4 Tips For Sustainable Weight Loss #<Category:0x00555fb6fa0d28> Show Edit Destroy
Check out this course 'The Science of Happiness' by UC Berkeley scientists California US Looking to boost your happiness levels? Scientists at Berkeley University are now giving out a free online course teaching positive psychology. In this 8 week course participants earn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life. Whats not to love! #<Category:0x00555fb6e2e9e0> Show Edit Destroy
No perfumed products GB Most soaps and perfumes have dyes and fragrances in them. Even though they smell great, they can also inflame your psoriasis. hey can make you smell great but they also can irritate skin. #<Category:0x00555fb5acd3d8> Show Edit Destroy
Magnesium GB Magnesium and calcium for that matter are really important for your muscles and nervous system. If you don't have enough in your system then you will have issues with tension and holding stress in your jaw and around your neck. The right amount of magnesium can help you naturally relax and unblock all that tension you hold in those areas especially at night. #<Category:0x00555fb6baf9d0> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid Caffeine & Chocolate GB If you grind your teeth in your sleep then you probably suffer from a sore jaw too. I found that if you avoid caffeine, especially at night it makes it easier for you to relax your mind and the muscles in your jaw before bed. Also, try to avoid eating chocolate at night too as the sugar, even if it's low content can naturally make you what to snap your teeth together in your sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb6df8548> Show Edit Destroy
Calcium supplements GB Teeth grinding can be really painful and hard to control in your sleep, but one thing you can control is the quality and maintenance to keep your teeth as healthy as possible if you are wreaking havoc in your sleep! One way to do this is by taking calcium supplements or including more calcium in your diet. I've recently discovered an intolerance to harsh dairy products so have opted for calcium supplements. #<Category:0x00555fb4d5e940> Show Edit Destroy
Drink water! GB Drinking water cleans out your system and keeps your nose clearer, meaning you are less likely to pick it. #<Category:0x00555fb7004cb0> Show Edit Destroy
Clarisonic Cleansing Brush London GB Since using this I have noticed such a decrease in the number of blackheads I’ve been getting! All you do is use it with your everyday cleanser and brush it using circular motions around your whole face. It makes your skin feel so smooth. It is quite expensive though, which is the only downside. #<Category:0x00555fb70ce830> Show Edit Destroy
Adopt a daily motto GB Pick a quote. Make up your own. Write it out and stick it on your mirror. Read it every morning before putting on make-up or brushing teeth. Read it, believe it, own it. #<Category:0x00555fb7245010> Show Edit Destroy
Meditation/Affirmations GB I've been grinding my teeth in my sleep for years, so much that I've actually shaved off the points in my teeth. I saw a therapist for it who recommended mediation and affirmations like, 'I will wake up if I grind my teeth'. And it helps. It takes a while for your brain to connect the two and for it to start working. I woke up a lot the first few weeks. But now my jaw feels less tense when I wake up, which means it's working #<Category:0x00555fb59f48d0> Show Edit Destroy
Try using Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. GB With Far Infrared Sauna unlike a traditional sauna you heat up from the inside. You may have indulged in a traditional sauna before but have you heard about the amazing benefits of Far Infrared? The heater in this type of sauna emits infrared rays, which constitute the same energy as the sun. The rays penetrate your body and get into your tissues, warming you from the inside out. This stimulates detoxifying sweat benefiting the mind and body. Perfect for SAD sufferers. #<Category:0x00555fb59aecb8> Show Edit Destroy
Far Infrared sauna helps reduce some of the muscle pain London GB I recently came across using far infrared saunas and for me it is a game changer. If I feel the muscle soreness flaring up 30 minutes in a far infrared sauna really does help to relive some of the symptoms #<Category:0x00555fb5a4a230> Show Edit Destroy
Coco White Oil Pulling GB Coco White oil pulling sachets are so convenient and easy to use. Swirling oil around the mouth has been around for thousands of years in India. This brand divides the right amount in handy little packets so you don't feel overwhelmed having to swirl for 5-20 minutes! Oil pulling reduces the amount of plaque in the mouth and brightens your pearly whites! You should notice a difference even after the first time but after 14 days, you'll notice a big difference! Take before and after pictures to see for yourself. #<Category:0x00555fb7098898> Show Edit Destroy
Improvement with vitamin E New York US Vitamin E cream should over time improve the look of wrinkles. Best for wrinkles on the face. #<Category:0x00555fb6041008> Show Edit Destroy
Stick to the middle London GB Make sure you stay towards the middle of the ship. There’s less motion here than on the bow or the stern so you should feel more at ease. Try and stay above deck as well to get a constant supply of fresh air. #<Category:0x00555fb4d6c798> Show Edit Destroy
Acupuncture im London GB If there are any issues that are preventing or slowing down natural conception, having regular acupuncture treatments will regulate your menstrual cycle, improve your ovulation and if you are suffering from endometriosis, reduce uterine inflammation and relieve pain. It will also improve micro circulation and oxygenation in the lower abdomen and pelvic areas. Acupuncture can contribute to the production of the healthy sperm in a male partner, and will improve the egg quality in women, essential to increase the chances of healthy pregnancy. #<Category:0x00555fb6beb2f0> Show Edit Destroy
Acupuncture reduces back pain London GB Acupuncture provides pain relief by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues and leads to release of endorphins and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord. It is excellent in reducing inflammation through promoting release of vascular factors and great for improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility as it increases local microcirculation and reduces swelling and bruising. #<Category:0x00555fb55d4c28> Show Edit Destroy
Manage your expectations GB Are you comparing your baby too much? - Don't worry what friends, neighbors and relatives babies are doing, every baby is unique and yours may take slightly longer to get there. Remain calm, and confident in your approach, and always ask for help if you feel you need it. #<Category:0x00555fb6d8b268> Show Edit Destroy
A and D ointment Dublin IE Apply A and D ointment directly onto rash and let it soak into the skin. #<Category:0x00555fb728de78> Show Edit Destroy
Pace Yourself New York US So many medical professionals recommend that people with fibromyalgia exercise in order to feel better. I agree that exercise is vital to reducing fibro symptoms but not all kinds of exercise are created equal. Consider that your neurological system is easily overloaded when you have fibromyalgia and also consider that you will want to build up slowly over time. #<Category:0x00555fb6d4f7b8> Show Edit Destroy
How to handle your envy London GB Envy can stir up pre verbal feelings in us. Ultimately, it brings us back to the time when we first wanted what someone else had – our mother’s attention is usually the first one – and couldn’t fully express that. So when we’re envying someone else’s achievements what we’re experiencing is something very young within ourselves. As such, we need to go gently on ourselves. #<Category:0x00555fb5ac67b8> Show Edit Destroy
This website is amazing to help with happiness! US I discovered this website and it really is one of the best mental health websites I have come across. The premise for the site is that they say it is all about how you choose to perceive things that happen to you and changing your mindset. It focuses on gratitude, both the things that have happened but also (which I really love) the people you are grateful for. It texts you reminders every day to think about what you are grateful for and every 3 weeks to remind you to thank the people you are grateful for. #<Category:0x00555fb502c050> Show Edit Destroy
Here comes the sun New York US Vitamin D is a great way to beat jet lag, so after getting off a long flight, take a walk outside in the sun. Wear sunscreen! #<Category:0x00555fb6f935b0> Show Edit Destroy
Witch hazel stops the itch! Dublin IR Any bug bite, but primarily mosquito bites, will be significantly less itchy after applying some witch hazel. Works really well for mosquito bites. Remember try not to itch the bug bites! #<Category:0x00555fb7471078> Show Edit Destroy
Wet Towel on your head New York City US Put a wet towel on your head covering your forehead, sinus and temples and lie down. Sleep with it on. #<Category:0x00555fb6f67528> Show Edit Destroy
Homemade Paste Dublin IE Create a homemade paste out of baking mixed with water that will dry out the blister and help it to heal. Make sure you let the paste dry on the blister after applying it #<Category:0x00555fb6e31190> Show Edit Destroy
Bite your thumb nail only New York City US Its hard to go cold turkey, so just bite your thumb nails. You dont see your thumbs as much as the rest of your fingers and so it hides the bad habit. Then cut it down to a single thumb. Odd I know but it works. #<Category:0x00555fb51d7df0> Show Edit Destroy
Celery sticks New Jersey US Whenever you feel the urge to snack, chew on celery stalks. (validated by Linny the Guinea Pig of the WonderPets) #<Category:0x00555fb68590b0> Show Edit Destroy
Orange Juice New York City US I got told to eat oranges when I felt sick. I actually drunk a lot of orange juice and it helped relieve symptoms. Fresh Orange juice which you make at home is the best. #<Category:0x00555fb6ac2d38> Show Edit Destroy
How to approach the menopause holistically London GB Hormones can start to get out of balance years before the menopause. Many women find that from their 40s their periods are never the same. Hormones decline but at different rates: usually progesterone declines before oestrogen. Even if periods are still regular, women may notice that they suffer from much worse PMS, or experience hot flushes before their periods, or start to feel foggy or increasingly anxious and unable to cope. Menopause is the absence of a period for one year after the age of 50 (or two years under the age of 50) plus menopausal blood tests. Although menopausal symptoms are worst in this first year of not having a period, even after this one year, i.e.once a woman is 'through the menopause', she may well still continue to have symptoms. Some women have hot flushes into their nineties! Studies have shown the average duration of hot flushes to be 7-10 years!! Perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms can include the following: Physical: hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, irregular bleeding, dry skin, hair loss, breast tenderness, acne or facial hair, migraines, heart palpitations, weight gain, joint aches, itchy skin, dry eyes, bladder symptoms, vaginal dryness and loss of libido. Emotional/mental: anxiety, depression, irritability, weepiness, memory loss, depersonalisation, feeling unable to cope, memory loss and lack of motivation or joy. So what can you do? #<Category:0x00555fb6fa7470> Show Edit Destroy
CalmKeeper App London GB This is a great app designed by psychologists for coping with panic attacks. It is only £3.99 but well worth that. It helps you learn about the causes of your panic attacks and has tools that you use when you are in the middle of a panic attack; there’s a breathing tool to help calm you down and slow your heart rate and a couple of simple games to help distract you and focus your mind elsewhere. The app is written really simply and clearly and is a great help when I’m suffering from an attack. #<Category:0x00555fb6661bb8> Show Edit Destroy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Guildford GB CBT is one of the most effective treatments for panic attacks. Go and see a GP and hopefully they will refer you to a therapist to start CBT, which involves having regular sessions (usually for about an hour every week). CBT looks at the relationship between your thoughts and your moods. Your therapist will examine why you feel panicked and help you develop techniques to cope with when an attack does hit. #<Category:0x00555fb73a4d70> Show Edit Destroy
No Nicotine/Caffeine London GB Stay away from cigarettes and coffee if you struggle with anxiety! The caffeine can stimulate your nervous system, possibly triggering a panic attack, and smoking obviously hinders your breathing, which is key to overcoming an attack. #<Category:0x00555fb71779d0> Show Edit Destroy
Learn to Love Yourself Unconditionally BR Question yourself. Do I do love myself? You do? Really? I am Brazilian and growing up in a culture where so much value is given to the exterior, I thought that self-love means to have my nails done weekly, blow dry my hair before going out on the weekend, go to the gym and try to “look” as cool as possible! Well, fast forward few years ,my concept of self-love has changed completely; I now go within observing my thoughts towards myself, and listening carefully the words I use when I speak about me. Obviously, it is a work in progress, but at least I am now aware of what’s going on in my life, consciously observing my behaviours and actions towards myself. and loving me no matter what! Below are my new beliefs about self-love: #<Category:0x00555fb7065678> Show Edit Destroy
Carry a nail file New York City US Carry a Nail File because if your nails are uneven or if there is a snag you will just want to bite your nails. This way you can train yourself so that every time you have the need to bite your nails you just file them If no nail file - find a match box and use the lighter side of it to file your nails... #<Category:0x00555fb6a3f5c8> Show Edit Destroy
Bagel, Egg, Cheese and Ham New York City US This used to work for my hangover, when I got pregnant and had morning sickness I tried this out and it totally stopped me feeling nauseous. Protein really helps you feel better. Tried and True! #<Category:0x00555fb6b890f0> Show Edit Destroy
RevitaLash Advanced grows lashes fast US RevitaLash Advanced is an amazing eyelash conditioner. If you use it regularly, you'll see that your lashes will grow after only two weeks! I've used it myself for 2 months straight and my eyelashes have actually doubled in size – no exaggeration! I also have seen my friends use the conditioner and the results were incredible on each of them, no matter how their lashes were to begin with. I recommend to buy 2ml to try for about 3 months, and you will see your eyelashes grow amazingly long! #<Category:0x00555fb6ee25d0> Show Edit Destroy
Pre-emptively prevent blisters in the first place Edinburgh GB If you want to ensure you dont get blisters in the first place this tip really does help. Pre-emptively use compeed or similar cushioned dressing on high-risk areas of feet / (or whatever hot spots you are trying to stop the blister occurring). If you know you usually get a blister say on your toe or heel put the compeed around the area before you go hiking, before the blister has had a chance to form. #<Category:0x00555fb6f88a20> Show Edit Destroy
Corticosteroid Injections Guildford GB These injections really helped my daughter after she had carpal tunnel syndrome. Corticosteroids are hormones produced naturally by the body that act to reduce inflammation and so should help to reduce any pain. They can also be given in the form of tablets. #<Category:0x00555fb70ab6f0> Show Edit Destroy
Cupping Therapy CN Cupping therapy has its roots in many parts of the world beyond China, but it is now a mainstay of Eastern Medicine. It is used primarily by trained practitioners (such as licensed acupuncturists). Cupping can reduce mild fevers. #<Category:0x00555fb7016500> Show Edit Destroy
Aroma blend to help with PMS GB Aromatherapy can be very beneficial for assisting period cramping, abdominal pains, reducing moodswings and irritability, easing headaches, tension and balancing hormones. Add: #<Category:0x00555fb6eec8c8> Show Edit Destroy
Red Gingseng London GB Red Ginseng (also referred to as Korean Gingseng) is often called ‘herbal viagra’ and has been proven in many studies to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction. It has been used in the Far East for centuries as a libido booster. You can buy it in the form of a supplement or tablet from health stores. #<Category:0x00555fb6471fd8> Show Edit Destroy
Aromatherapy to help with Impotence GB Aromatherapy can be a soothing way to reduce the anxiety and tension caused by mental pressure to perform. Erectile dysfunction could be physical or emotional, and often related to stress. Essential oils such as Sandalwood, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Clary Sage can help to relaxing the nervous system and calm the mind, whilst their aphrodisiac properties can also awaken the body senses and increase libido. #<Category:0x00555fb5bf9388> Show Edit Destroy
Vitamin E Pills New York City US Buy Vitamin E pills, Crack them open, you might have to cut them open, and apply on the scaring area. Repeat every single day. You can apply it twice a day, morning and night. #<Category:0x00555fb63bbc10> Show Edit Destroy
Lemon and Honey Sacremento, California US Put lemon and honey together in to a paste. Put it on the scar, also works for Acne scars. Leave it on for 15 minutes, every day. #<Category:0x00555fb637e720> Show Edit Destroy
Tea and Sugar New Jersey US Whenever you feel the urge to snack make a earl grey tea and add in some sugar or honey. This helps you to stop craving something sweet. #<Category:0x00555fb6354f38> Show Edit Destroy
Remember - You are enough! GB FOMO is simply a cry for Love and acceptance. This part of the Ego mind that tells us we have to be in ‘part’ of action, ‘included’ can trigger our deeper fears of abandonment and rejection. Our mind doesn’t know that on deep soul level we are whole and complete just the way we are, and it goes on searching for LOVE. The cosmic joke is, we already have it. Our true essence is LOVE. Love doesn’t need anything. Therefore there is nothing to get, nowhere to go, nothing to prove, no one to be. Just be and relax in the present- as you are. YOU ARE ENOUGH. #<Category:0x00555fb5ce23d0> Show Edit Destroy
Become Abundant... GB Fear of missing out is driven from a sense of Lack, and therefore ‘Need’ of something. Have you ever been in a social situation and felt the desperation of someone trying to be noticed! It can be very unattractive. This sense of neediness; be it for: attention, love, approval, status or material gain, sends out an energetic message that ‘I don’t have enough; I don’t feel enough’. Consequently’ our FOMO actions can become ‘grasping’ and driven from Fear rather than Abundance. Ask yourself that is exactly that you are missing out on? The law of attraction suggest we are like a magnet, attracting the same energy we send out. Lack attracts LESS. Abundance attracts MORE. The more feel we don’t have something the more of ‘not having that thing’ we experience. Vice versa, the more we get our energy onto the frequency of having enough, the more life effortlessly delivers more of everything. #<Category:0x00555fb5cc4330> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint Tea London GB Peppermint tea has been used for years to relieve flatulence and other gas-induced symptoms like bloating and cramps. It acts as a relaxant to calm the muscles in the stomach, which allows food and bile to pass through the gastrointestinal system more smoothly and allows gas to pass through easily. Drink a small cup of hot peppermint tea before mealtimes and see if it helps your gas problem. #<Category:0x00555fb5d0fb50> Show Edit Destroy
Charcoal Tablets Guildford GB These are tablets available over the counter and could help you reduce your flatulence. The charcoal will absorb excess gas in your digestive system. Take a tablet on an empty stomach and make sure to drink a large glass of water afterwards so that the pill can make its way through your digestive system! #<Category:0x00555fb62bae38> Show Edit Destroy
Supplements GB Some research has suggested a connection between Restless Leg Syndrome and Vitamin D deficiency. Low levels of Iron or Vitamins C and E may also increase the symptoms of RLS. To limit the symptoms, try taking Vitamin supplements to make up for any deficiencies you may have. #<Category:0x00555fb6255998> Show Edit Destroy
Pay with cash London GB Paying with cash only will help you take control of the situation. Start spending with cash and leave your credit cards at home. Cards make people feel disconnected from money whereas spending is more real. You will be less likely to go on a spending spree when you have a limited amount of money to spend. #<Category:0x00555fb623c1f0> Show Edit Destroy
Flaxseed Oil London GB Flaxseed oil contains high concentrations of omega 3- fatty acids, which help to reduce inflammation that causes the pain in carpal tunnel syndrome. There are many different ways to incorporate flaxseed into your diet including it in smoothies, salad dressings, and even roasting vegetables in it. #<Category:0x00555fb5d9ad40> Show Edit Destroy
Masters-Johnson Method California US This method was devised by the famous American sex therapists Masters and Johnson. It has a high success rate as long as the method is properly and professionally taught and dutifully followed. It employs a special ‘penis grip’ that is very effective at delaying ejaculation. Try looking up your local Relate branch and they will be able to put you in contact with a counselor. #<Category:0x00555fb61ee108> Show Edit Destroy
Long Love Condoms London GB These are specially made condoms designed to help you last longer in bed. They contain a local anaesthetic within the condom itself, which helps to mildly desensitize the penis and make you last for longer. You can buy these off Amazon. #<Category:0x00555fb61685f8> Show Edit Destroy
Sex Therapist London GB Your GP can refer you to a sex therapist who will talk about the possible psychological roots of your problems. They may give you exercises to perform alone or with a partner to help you. May not be available on the NHS so you could have to pay to see one privately. #<Category:0x00555fb5e3f7a0> Show Edit Destroy
Aromatherapy Headache Balm GB To create a headache balm. Mix together and pour into a small metal or glass jar with a wide opening (an empty Vaseline container is ideal) Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set. Apply to temple, forehead and under nose area. #<Category:0x00555fb6002218> Show Edit Destroy
Aromatherapy for headaches GB Relieve migraine and headaches with the following aromatherapy recipe: #<Category:0x00555fb5f2f980> Show Edit Destroy
Peppermint Oil London GB Rub some peppermint oil on your hickey! A hickey/love bite is caused when the skin is sucked or kissed too hard, leading to broken blood capillaries beneath the surface of the skin and blood clotting. Peppermint oil improves blood circulation, which gets rid of the clots and the coloured bruising. #<Category:0x00555fb5ed7e38> Show Edit Destroy
Hot Compress London GB Press a hot compress onto the ingrown hair for as long as possible (ideally for 15 minutes). Repeat this 3 times a day and this will soften the skin and bring the hair to the surface of the skin. If you want you can then use a sterile pair of tweezers or a needle to get the hair out. #<Category:0x00555fb5f61de0> Show Edit Destroy
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil London GB This is without a doubt the best haircare product I have ever owned. I got it in my Birchbox a couple of months back and have been obsessed with it ever since. Take just one or two drops and work them into the palms of your hands and apply to the ends of your hair (I find it works best when dry). Your hair will be the softest it has ever been and also will smell amazing! I think you can buy a full size bottle from the Birchbox website. #<Category:0x00555fb5fa3a88> Show Edit Destroy
Stop Smoking Exeter GB Stop Smoking! Smoking is terrible for your general health but it also could be causing your flatulence. Firstly, the tobacco smoke will irritate your digestive system and harm the essential bacteria in your stomach. Secondly, by inhaling smoke you will swallow a lot more air than usual, increasing the chance of flatulence. Give up smoking and see if you notice a difference! #<Category:0x00555fb5fb5e68> Show Edit Destroy
Miso Soup Guildford GB This was recommended to my husband by a nutritionist friend of ours. Miso is a great source of probiotics apparently which help maintain a healthy digestive system. You can buy sachets of this from Asian food stores or really from big supermarkets now as well. Just add hot water to it and you're good to go! Try having miso soup as a mid-morning snack or before your lunch or dinner. #<Category:0x00555fb6091dc8> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Tea Exeter GB Ginger tea is a great way to reduce flatulence. Try having some before mealtimes to reduce gas. The ginger relaxes your intestinal muscles, which reduces flatulence, and it also stimulates the production of saliva and bile, which both aid the digestive process. #<Category:0x00555fb6088840> Show Edit Destroy
Stop Smoking Durham GB It is well known that the causes of erectile dysfunction are wide and varied. One thing that is generally agreed on is that living a healthy lifestyle has been shown to help with ED problems. This means giving up alcohol (or at least cutting down), stopping smoking, exercising regularly. Smoking in particular contributes to ED as the circulation of nicotine in your body constricts blood vessels and makes it harder to maintain an erection. Before trying any medication try making these small changes to your life and see if your situation improves. #<Category:0x00555fb60ded80> Show Edit Destroy
Saagara App US Recommended by my brother a year ago and have used it ever since. I've found it so useful for mantra meditation, which I found out about a few months ago. Saagara gives you loads of pre-prepared mantras for beginners, intermediate and advanced meditators. It also gives you guided and group meditations. #<Category:0x00555fb6110e70> Show Edit Destroy
Proper Shaving Technique London GB Part of the reason that ingrown hairs develop is poor shaving technique. Follow these steps to shave properly and reduce irritation. Try to also limit the amount of times you shave to avoid further skin irritation! #<Category:0x00555fb615fc78> Show Edit Destroy
Helpful tool to make a decision easily GB There are a few ways to arrive at a decision but it is important to get the starting place right. With this in mind, start with your 'why'. That is understand your bigger vision, your true motivations and values. When we understand these it provides a compass for our choices and makes decisions clearer (but not always easy to follow through on!) Measure the routes available to you against your 'why' and this will provide confidence on the way forward. #<Category:0x00555fb61dacc0> Show Edit Destroy
Six Small Meals Guildford GB Try this trick to aid your flatulence problems. My husband did this and noticed a marked improvement in his gas problems. Instead of eating the standard 3 meals a day, eat six smaller meals. Because you are eating less food at every mealtime your body will be able to digest your food more easily and should be less likely to produce gas. #<Category:0x00555fb62886b8> Show Edit Destroy
Probiotics London GB Everyone knows the importance of maintaining ‘good bacteria’ in your stomach- we’ve all seen those Activia adverts on TV! These bacteria aid the process of digestion and therefore reduce the likelihood of gas building up. Try taking a probiotic supplement or a probiotic yoghurt (e.g. Bacillus coagulans), which has been shown to reduce gas. #<Category:0x00555fb62df210> Show Edit Destroy
Hydrogen Peroxide for Bad Breath GB Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful disinfectant composed of hydrogen and oxygen. Using hydrogen peroxide as an oral mouth rinse helps eliminate existing odor-causing bacteria. Either use it as a mouth wash (50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water) or for a more thorough approach combine hydrogen peroxide and warm water 50/50 and soak the tooth brush in it to kill bacteria on it. Then scrape tongue , brush teeth with toothpaste using the decontaminated brush then swish and gargle for 45 seconds with the 50/50 mixture. #<Category:0x00555fb6335980> Show Edit Destroy
Natural Remedies for Gout GB Gout is the build up of Uric acid which forms crystals that accumulate in the joints. Two top foods which help with gout are: Apple cider vinegar- a couple of tablespoons mixed in with water Cherries- 1 cup minimum of dark sweet cherries #<Category:0x00555fb6324b08> Show Edit Destroy
Brush it Away London GB Use a very soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush the skin where the hickey is. Doing so improves blood circulation and so gets rid of the discolored and embarrassing bruising! #<Category:0x00555fb6368290> Show Edit Destroy
Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux GB Treatment for acid reflux requires the neutralization of the stomach acid that escapes the stomach. While it may seem counterintuitive to use an acidic compound to solve an acid problem this has been proven to work time and again. 1. Apple Cider Vinegar 2. Pickle Juice 3. Apples 4. Aloe Vera The most effect one is apple cider vinegar… put a table spoon in water and it should help! #<Category:0x00555fb64461d0> Show Edit Destroy
Aloe Vera Exeter GB Aloe Vera is amazing for all sorts of skin complaints. It is best to use gel directly from the plant but if you don’t have that luxury then try and find some Aloe Vera juice from any good health store. Apply all over the skin for a rejuvenated and even complexion. #<Category:0x00555fb64e8098> Show Edit Destroy
Buttermilk London GB This is an old remedy I remember my grandma using growing up. She would always apply buttermilk in the morning and evening onto her skin and she swore it helped her look younger and avoid age spots. Apparently it acts as a mild exfoliator and smoothens out your skin. #<Category:0x00555fb65da6b8> Show Edit Destroy
Apple Cider Vinegar Guildford GB Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of nature’s miracle workers! It also works wonders on your age spots. I love the Bragg brand which you can buy from health stores and also online from Amazon. ACV contains alpha-hydroxy acids (an ingredient in many high-end skincare products) that help to remove dead skin cells and even out your complexion. #<Category:0x00555fb66c9268> Show Edit Destroy
Glycolic Acid New York US Choose a cream that contains glycolic acid. This ingredient is used in many anti-aging skincare products as it evens out the skin tone and reduces the appearance of age spots dramatically. Keep applying it to your age spots morning and night- persistence is key! #<Category:0x00555fb6d31150> Show Edit Destroy
Metta Meditation IN Heard about this from a meditation guru on a retreat I went on a while ago and it really helps whenever I can feel the anger welling up inside. This type of meditation needs you to find a quiet space to let go of all your negative feelings and replace them with kindness using a step by step process. You also get to feel better about yourself during the process, so its a win win! #<Category:0x00555fb6c874c0> Show Edit Destroy
How to cure your FOMO GB My FOMO is triggered by consuming too much of other people's lives on social media. To take away the sting of FOMO I have learnt to transmute the jealousy to positivity by commenting with something encouraging on the post and then channeling my time and energy into things I actually want to do! #<Category:0x00555fb6c2e870> Show Edit Destroy
Attack those pressure points! GB There are 6 pressure points you can activate to cure an onset of hiccups. Gently apply pressure to the following parts of your body: #<Category:0x00555fb5218b98> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise GB Regular exercise not only helps to control weight but also controls blood sugar levels which allows better blood flow. Exercise also raises your heart rate which keeps you warm and releases endorphins which make you happy :) #<Category:0x00555fb5627ea0> Show Edit Destroy
Abdominal Bellow Breathing Technique IN Really effective way to reduce nerves before an exam, interview or any other nerve-racking event. #<Category:0x00555fb6916e08> Show Edit Destroy
Healing Lavender GB Apply pure neat Lavender essential oil to insect bites to alleviate itching and soreness caused by insect bites. Lavender is a natural anti inflammatory and insecticide. Add a couple of drops to your ankles and wrists in the summer months to keep the mosquitos at bay. #<Category:0x00555fb68ef740> Show Edit Destroy
Putting a ball in pyjamas GB In a dorm room snoring was not an option. So the matron if the problem got very bad did this... #<Category:0x00555fb68ca5a8> Show Edit Destroy
Deep Breathing GB Do 5 mins of deep breathing My uncle who is a musician told me that everyone technically has learnt how to breath in the wrong way. When you breath in push your stomach out and fill up your whole lungs and breath through your nose. Breathing out your stomach should come in and you should breath out your mouth. #<Category:0x00555fb6862778> Show Edit Destroy
Saturday on Sunday GB Do Sunday on Saturday. In my experience I always take saturday as the day off and then have all the obligations to do on sunday. Try and do a few chores on the saturday when you are in a better mood and then sunday you will have less chores to do which will make you feel joy. Similarly makeover sunday night…. instead of being a “doing nothing” night get out and go to the cinema. Go do something! #<Category:0x00555fb6ad8b10> Show Edit Destroy
Frozen Ginger Chips KE When I was teaching at a school in Kenya this is what I got told to do when feeling ill. Apparently this is good during pregnancy swell. #<Category:0x00555fb6bd3ad8> Show Edit Destroy
Start your mindful eating practice London GB Mindful eating is a great way to connect to your body numerous times throughout the day. Being aware of what you are putting in your mouth and being aware of the sensations as you feel hunger, smell, taste, chew, swallow and digest your food you will have a deeper awareness as to how foods affect you and learn to know what your body actually needs. Most of us simply eat at mealtime despite our hunger levels because we just think we “should “ eat. #<Category:0x00555fb6b3ad38> Show Edit Destroy
Gargle Garlic KE Gargle twice daily with a solution of six pressed garlic cloves mixed into a glass of warm (not hot) water. Follow the regimen for 3 days.The garlic juice helps with the pain and the warm liquid soothes the throat! #<Category:0x00555fb74954c8> Show Edit Destroy
Anything to do with heat! GB Tea…. tea solves everything. A warm cup of tea I have found solves and settles everything. A hot water bottle is the next thing. A combination of the two in my opinion is unbeatable #<Category:0x00555fb74a85f0> Show Edit Destroy
Accept, Reassess and Believe in Yourself! GB Life is full of ups and downs. But it takes a few lows to realise and appreciate those truly good things in life. So next time you've an unexpected knock, do not despair. Keep believing in yourself and remember, disappointments frequently make us better, stronger people in the long term. #<Category:0x00555fb7443d80> Show Edit Destroy
Best advice GB Here are a few tips that people have told me from previous break ups: #<Category:0x00555fb73b1ea8> Show Edit Destroy
Exericses that can be done during a long commute London GB Long commutes can be a drag but there is a great exercise you can do for your core whilst seated on long journeys that will actually create excellent results. Its amazing how simple breath work can do a lot of toning and be quite muscle engaging if using your breath in a focused way. #<Category:0x00555fb7346838> Show Edit Destroy
Home workout routines for busy people London GB It can be challenging to motivate after a long day but there are so many short and intense and results oriented workout videos or apps you can download to motivate. YouTube is also a great place to get a 'flash' workout. Its also worth looking at when you are most motivated to train to get the most from your workouts. #<Category:0x00555fb70795d8> Show Edit Destroy
Avoid knee pain during runs London GB The best thing for knee pain during and post runs is to make sure to warm up the muscles properly before hitting the pavement, trails or treadmill. #<Category:0x00555fb6f080a0> Show Edit Destroy
When is the best time to my biggest meal of the day?  London GB This can vary from person to person but overall lunch is the ideal time of day for your biggest meal. Eating heavier and richer foods in the middle of the day allows the body to digest and assimilate nutrients before bedtime for optimal sleep quality. Having a large meal at the end of the day can cause disturbances to sleep, which wreak havoc on all hormones impeding on wellness goals. #<Category:0x00555fb6e97ee0> Show Edit Destroy
Don't drink before sleep GB Drinking before sleep causes fluid retention which causes eye bags. This makes the thin, frail skin around our eyes become droopy as fluid builds up. To avoid this, some doctors suggest abstaining from drinking any fluids a few hours before sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb6cf4200> Show Edit Destroy
Post workout recover snack London GB Real food should always fuel our bodies over protein shakes, so I suggest a balanced meal or smoothie of healthy fats, carbohydrates and proteins just post workout (within 30 minutes) for optimal muscle recovery. #<Category:0x00555fb6c968d0> Show Edit Destroy
Go with it don't fight it! LONDON GB In a plane it is fighting the feelings and thoughts and not accepting them that is the problem, not the plane possibly crashing. We CONSTRUCT our negative thinking needs to be seriously rationalised when in the air. Secondly, in turbulence, go with the bumps, and enjoy the ride by imagining its no more than driving your car down a bumpy country lane.. This is fact Breath, and do a relaxing scan that top to toe is relaxed. Do the to toes, or toes to top. Be serious about this. Crossing the road is seriously scary with gigantic amounts of iron and metal on wheels going and hurtling in all directions. Flying is infinitely safer. Lastly, in the 14 million to one chance of you dying in a plane crash, the chances won't experience a thing. So enjoy the flight, and celebrate the brilliance of safety in modern aeronautics. #<Category:0x00555fb53b1bf8> Show Edit Destroy
Potatoes on Eyes GB Potatoes, like cucumbers, reduce puffiness in eyes and diminish under-eye bags. Sprinkle water on eyes and apply a slice of potato to each eye for 10-15 minutes. Then remove and dry the skin. #<Category:0x00555fb5292ec0> Show Edit Destroy
Acupuncture London GB If you suffer from chronic tension-type headaches, try acupuncture. I had a 10-week course and it made such a difference to my chronic headaches. Find a local reputable acupuncturist and talk to them about your symptoms to see if treatment is right for you. #<Category:0x00555fb6b44838> Show Edit Destroy
Hydration London GB The most common cause of tension headaches is dehydration so when you get a headache, drink a big glass of water. If dehydration is the cause of your headache then you should feel better after no more than an hour. #<Category:0x00555fb6b183a0> Show Edit Destroy
Magnesium GB If you regularly get stomach or leg cramps, try increasing your magnesium intake. Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of magnesium, as are whole grains, spinach and quinoa. #<Category:0x00555fb6aefea0> Show Edit Destroy
Big Picture Know Your Accounting Strengths and Weaknesses New York US Address overspending or no-budget spending behaviors by leveraging your strengths. Knowledge is power so learn about money and becoming financially calm and empowered. Additionally, realize that overspending is usually not about money. It is really a reaction to deeper emotions. Money often gets linked to a spectrum of confusing emotions. Appreciate that you may need to address these too. #<Category:0x00555fb6aadc08> Show Edit Destroy
No food before bed! Ascot GB Nightmares are not just something you get when you are a child! They can seriously disrupt your sleep quality, as they tend to happen in the early hours of the morning, in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. If you suffer from them try to stay away from food in the hour or so before you go to bed; eating will speed up your metabolism and signal the brain to stay active. #<Category:0x00555fb6a2e908> Show Edit Destroy
Safety blanket Guildford GB My children suffered from terrible nightmares growing up. One method we used to cope with this was to give them each a ‘safety’ or ‘security’ blanket for them to take to bed with them at night. That way the children felt like they were doing something proactive to prevent their nightmares and this helped them to feel more at ease with going to bed (and consequentially less likely to have nightmares). #<Category:0x00555fb6a12640> Show Edit Destroy
Nightlight London GB A dim nightlight in the corner of my son’s room helped with his persistent nightmares. He felt calmer going to bed and I think that made a real difference to his quality of sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb69f0428> Show Edit Destroy
Listen and reassure Guildford GB When your child wakes up from a nightmare it is very important to listen to their fears and let them know that everything is okay. Don't trivialize or make fun of their dreams, just reassure them that they are safe as much as possible. If they are very restless, let them know that you will come in and check on them regularly and they should feel safer and less unsettled. #<Category:0x00555fb69b3988> Show Edit Destroy
Write it down New York US Sometimes if a nightmare is so bad that it wakes me up in the middle of the night, I will write the dream down on a notepad I keep by my bedside. This way, I can put it out of mind easier and when I fall back to sleep I am less likely to continue the nightmare. #<Category:0x00555fb694e0d8> Show Edit Destroy
Pulse band Brooklyn US These little wristbands seem a bit gimmicky but they really do work! They are elasticated bands with a ball that you position on the ‘Nei Kuan’ acupressure point on your wrist, between the two tendons on your inner arm. As long as I put my band on before a big trip in the car I never feel nauseous! My tip would be don’t bother shelling out a premium price for these at the chemist, just go online (e.g. Amazon) and get them from there for a fraction of the price. #<Category:0x00555fb691cb50> Show Edit Destroy
Pinching Upper Lip GB When you start to feel muscle cramps, take hold of your upper lip between your thumb and index finger. Maintain constant, firm pressure. The cramp should start to fade away within 20-30 seconds, but may sometimes take a little longer. I often pinch for a good 2 minutes to ensure the cramp is fully faded. It sounds a little quirky as a cure, but trust me – it works. #<Category:0x00555fb6822ba0> Show Edit Destroy
Sit on something Brooklyn US A very odd tip but I promise that this works! In a car sometimes the vibrations of the car seat can make you feel even more nauseous. A family friend told me to put something between the seat and me; i.e. a blanket, coat, or a sweater and then sit down. I honestly think this has been the best carsickness tip anyone has ever given me! It really stops me from feeling nauseous and is easy to do. #<Category:0x00555fb6808908> Show Edit Destroy
Floatation Tanks New York US Try using floatation tanks to help back pain - you basically just like in heavily salted water so that its like lying in the dead sea, you float, its very relaxing and seems to help with back pain. I had chronic lower back pain for 6 months, the day after I did an hour's floatation tank session I woke up finally without the pain I have always done the normal one which is lights off, no music. #<Category:0x00555fb67e55c0> Show Edit Destroy
Sleep hygiene London GB A weird phrase for what most of us know we should already be doing. Sleep deprivation can lead to nightmares so make sure that you get a good nights sleep by making your bedroom a calming place you associate with going to sleep. Try not to work or do other stressful activities in your bedroom don’t use your phone or other electronic devices too soon before trying to go to sleep. #<Category:0x00555fb67c65a8> Show Edit Destroy
Bottle of water London GB My sister used to suffer terribly from carsickness- any journey over half an hour and we would have to stop the car without fail. One thing that we always had to make sure we had in the car was a big bottle of water- it would help her not feel as sick until we could find somewhere to pull over. #<Category:0x00555fb67a2680> Show Edit Destroy
Calcuim Supplements GB A high proportion of cramps are caused my calcium deficiency. Try to increase your natural calcium intake by eating products such as dark leafy greens, cheese, low fat milk and yoghurt, almonds, tofu, green beans, broccoli and fish. If you already take calcium supplements every day but you still have cramps, you may need to switch supplements. There are hundreds of calcium supplements out there, but the best ones contain other elements along with calcium. Try to look for supplements that combine calcium with the digestive acid betaine hydrochloride, magnesium, and vitamin D. These will allow your body to increase the amount of calcium it is able to absorb into your system. #<Category:0x00555fb6786160> Show Edit Destroy
Take an antihistamine London GB A friend taught me this trick a couple of years back- take an antihistamine tablet a couple of hours before the trip and you won’t feel nauseous at all! Apparently antihistamines are used to control sickness as well and they don't really have any side effects (bar drowsiness) compared to other motion sickness medication. #<Category:0x00555fb6752b80> Show Edit Destroy
Call shotgun London GB Make sure that if you get carsick easily you sit in the front seat of the car. I always feel much more nauseous if I am stuck in the back of the car; being in the front allows you to focus on the horizon and also to have control over the airflow. Don’t feel guilty about asking for this seat; I’m sure your fellow passengers would much prefer this than having to deal with unwanted accidents! #<Category:0x00555fb66fcd70> Show Edit Destroy
Ginger Ale Guildford GB Ginger is a brilliant and natural treatment for nausea. Try eating any food with ginger (must be in its natural form- not just artificial ginger flavoring)- for example ginger cookies. Ginger ale I found worked best for my children as it is easier to sip on during a voyage and their stomachs could tolerate it more easily. #<Category:0x00555fb6692060> Show Edit Destroy
Green Apples New York US My husband swears by green apples on a cruise! Apparently they get rid of his feelings of nausea very quickly. Green apples contain pectin which will neutralise any excess acid in your stomach and stop you from feeling nauseous. Most large cruise ships should have supplies of fresh green apples so make sure to order some for breakfast! #<Category:0x00555fb65c66e0> Show Edit Destroy
Magnesium Spray GB Magnesium spray is an effective means of aiding muscle and joint recovery post exercise. Helps to prevent stiffness and discomfort. Magnesium spray can be applied to any area of the body. Apply 5-10 sprays each morning and evening and gently massage into skin for optimum absorption. Upon initial usage, you may feel a slight tingling sensation after spraying onto skin. This is a sign of Magnesium deficiency and will reduce as your magnesium levels increase. #<Category:0x00555fb6528508> Show Edit Destroy
Castor Oil GB Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which works as an anti-inflammatory. It can help reduce breast pain and increase circulation. #<Category:0x00555fb6433738> Show Edit Destroy
Getting what you want New York, New York US She walked into my office at 70 years old. She had done it all – she had children, an elderly mother, and a 28-year marriage that ended in divorce. She had been to yoga, meditation, and week-long retreats encouraging her to dive into her soul. She even had a career in business and real estate. She wanted to start a new business. She heard from a friend that I was the magical person who could help her get her business going and growing. I believed in her business idea, so I agreed to work with her. Was she rich? No. She had a small savings of $100 dollar bills that she kept in an envelope hidden in her bathroom. She was paying for my services out of her secret bathroom stash. For several weeks, we talked about her business idea. We came up with the nuts and bolts of how she wants to spend her time and how much money she wants to make. We also prepared for a soft launch where she would be giving a talk at a local business bureau. She went after that business – she collected 20 potential clients after ONE twenty-minute talk! She took herself on vacation. She was doing things she had not done in years. And she looked at me and said, “I am still waiting for my breakthrough.” She felt miserable, alone and unfulfilled. She leaned in close and told me that all this success wasn’t really making her happy. She wanted someone to share it with. What did she really want? A PARTNER. HOW DO YOU START AGAIN WHEN YOU’RE “SUPPOSED” TO BE SLOWING DOWN? Her divorce and relationships had left her in relationship paralysis. She was afraid. Afraid to start again. Afraid to be vulnerable. Afraid that her old patterns would show up again. Afraid that she would feel like a tramp if she walked into a bar. HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD WHEN YOU FEEL EMBARRASSED AND “TOO OLD”? During a weekly session, I wondered about this question and asked her a few things. I said, “Tell me what you’re liking about our work together.” She paused and put thought into her answer and said, “I like that you are competent and I feel safe with you. But you’re hard on me sometimes, and even though that’s what I came here for, it’s not always ‘fun’!” I laughed at her answer and exclaimed, “Ha! You’re right. Sometimes it may feel like I am being hard on you. I’m curious, do you feel my being hard on you comes from a place of love?” She immediately responded, “Actually, yes. I do feel that.” I had predicted that she would have felt challenged and supported by me at the same time, since most of my clients feel that way. I replied, “Good. I’m glad, because here’s the truth: You’ve said to me that you’re here for a breakthrough. And there’s no way that you can have a breakthrough if you don’t face some tough stuff. We can sit here all day and meditate, make vision boards, and go deep into your soul. But the truth is, if you want results you have to take action and do things.” She could hardly look me in the eye, and said, “Yes. But it’s very scary”. I was inspired by her honesty and I could not have agreed with her more. I said “ YES – INCREDIBLY SCARY! But if it’s scary then I think it means you’re up to something big.” Her eyes widened and she said, “You’re right. I never even thought of it that way”. We immediately got down to work and decided exactly how she would put herself first, and how she would take action toward her goal of meeting a fulfilling partner. So, here’s my question for YOU, my reader: How do you put yourself first? How do you get to where you truly want to go? Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? And – probably most importantly – will you be alone forever? The answer is: Only if you want to. My philosophy: I believe that no matter how old you are, you can have the business and the life that you love. My expertise: I help people unlock their true desires. My specialty: I help people live lives that they love! What are you waiting for? #<Category:0x00555fb6391320> Show Edit Destroy
Dry Shampoo London GB If you get greasy hair or are in the stage of trying to increase the amount of time between hair washes then you better become acquainted with dry shampoo pretty quickly! It is a godsend. I like the unscented original version of Batiste dry shampoo. #<Category:0x00555fb6306180> Show Edit Destroy
Reduce Stress GB Stress is frequently a cause of aggravated RLS, so be tackling the stress in your life you can minimise the symptoms of RLS. Relaxation techniques - breathing, meditation and yoga can help to reduce stress levels Hot bath - relaxes your muscles and can help reduce muscle pain. Massaging the leg muscles also helps alleviate discomfort #<Category:0x00555fb62d7060> Show Edit Destroy
Use smaller plates Suffolk GB Plate size has grown by 30% in recent years, which means so has our portion size. However, only filling half a plate makes your brain think its being starved. Therefore, by swopping to a small plate it not only becomes easier to manage your portion size but you're still looking at a full plate and you don't feel cheated. #<Category:0x00555fb62acf40> Show Edit Destroy
Mindfulness London GB If certain emotional triggers such as angry or lonely prompt you to shop, mindfulness might be able to help. Mindfulness well help address your needs without turning to excessive shopping. #<Category:0x00555fb624b4e8> Show Edit Destroy
Drink warm water London GB Brain freeze is brought on by a rapid increase in blood flow through a major blood vessel into the brain. Researchers believe that the rush of cold blood causes the blood vessels to dilate and produces an intense pain as their blood vessels first open and close. The best way to reduce brain freeze is to stop eating the cold food and drink warm water. Warm water will help increase the temperature in your mouth. #<Category:0x00555fb618b670> Show Edit Destroy
Paying rent (and swinging a Kettle Bell!) New York, New York US Paying rent? What does paying my monthly rent have to do with swinging kettle bells? As I listened closely, I couldn’t get over the connection… A few weeks ago, I was in an exercise class and the teacher began the class with an intention. He began to talk about “paying rent”. Every month, there is a letter in my mailbox at the front door of my apartment building. My doorman makes the same joke every month and says, “There’s a love letter here for you!” I always laugh and groan a little because I know it’s time to hand over a solid chunk of change in order to pay rent for my Upper West Side apartment. Without fail, I send my monthly payment and I am never late. I feel proud that I always pay my rent on time and I feel ownership over my home. My teacher’s question was, “ARE YOU PAYING RENT?” He didn’t just mean in your home. He meant, are you paying rent in other areas of your life? This question stung me like a bunch of bees. I live in my body every day. I am 50% of many relationships every day. I’m building a business every day. I see clients every day. AM I PAYING RENT IN ALL OF THOSE AREAS? To me, paying rent means putting in energy. Money is energy too. Putting energy into my home means paying my rent. I began to wonder, am I paying my full rent in all of these other areas of my life? The answer was an astounding NO. What it feels like when we live RENT FREE: RELATIONSHIPS: · You have relationships that have become easy. You stopped putting in effort because you know your counterpart will always be there for you. · Most likely, you’re not excited to see friends and family. You also aren’t going out to find fulfilling friendships and relationships. You don’t have the time, you don’t have the desire, and you don’t wanna! · Maybe you’re a freeloader? Maybe you’re a “taker”? You learn this about yourself and you don’t feel good about it. BODY: · You don’t care much about what you put into your body (Wine and Doritos, anybody? Pass the cigs?) · You haven’t moved your body in a long time. · Maybe you are just getting by on a mere 5 hours of sleep because of work, responsibilities, and let’s face it, hours on Facebook before bed. CAREER: · Maybe you are showing up late to work? · You have you lost the connection to your WHY. · You don’t make the effort to create goals and follow through. · You’ve given up on the bigger vision for yourself and your career. CONNECTION TO SELF: · When was the last time you really thought about what you truly desired in life? · Every time we connect to ourselves and act out of personal integrity, we are paying the rent. What it feels like when we are OVERPAYING RENT: · Do you feel like you’re overextending yourself in relationships? · Do you worry to the point of anxiety about what goes into your body? · Are you pushing yourself to the point of unhealthy exhaustion to make sure you make your way up the corporate ladder? · Are you so self-involved you can’t even see others around you? If any of these sound familiar, you are being overcharged and you’re overpaying. #<Category:0x00555fb6155610> Show Edit Destroy
Relieve Tension/ Stress: Water Light Floatation Washington, DC US The water is really dense, full of salt, you lie in the water, floating on the surface. You book session for approx an hour, Water is the same temparature as your skin and body, so yu dont even feel the water. You can do it with the lights on, lights off, music. Very relaxing whilst you are doing it adn then afterwards you feel less tension. #<Category:0x00555fb611c860> Show Edit Destroy
Schedule Snacking London GB If you find yourself constantly wanting to reach out and have that chocolate bar when you are not hungry, try to schedule a small health snack into your day. So that you know at say any given time for example 4:30pm is your snack time. Buy a healthy snack ahead of time so you dont get the urge to buy the 20 sweets or giant chocolate when you letting yourself snack #<Category:0x00555fb60ccf40> Show Edit Destroy
Home Food Modena IT Whenever you feel homesick cook or eat food that reminds you of home. Whilst living in NY I found that when I was homesick I would go to traditional Italian stores or restaurants. #<Category:0x00555fb6082878> Show Edit Destroy
Open up your psoas muscle to begin emotional healing London GB Many people are not aware of what the psoas muscle is (pronounced ‘so-az’) – let alone how important it is! In terms of its physical location, the psoas is the only muscle that connects the upper body to the lower body so the functional ramifications are vast. The psoas has crucial fascia connections to support the surrounding organs – so through muscular contraction of the psoas muscle these organs can be stimulated and massaged - which directly affects our digestive system and elimination/detoxification and even reproduction processes of the body. There are clearly many physical reasons to strengthen and stabilize the psoas but here I’m just going to briefly explain why there are other ‘emotional’ reasons why it’s helpful to free and release this muscle. I’m sure most people using this website are already of the belief that everything is connected – particularly when it comes to our minds and bodies. The gut/brain connection is rapidly becoming a hot topic and there is now evidence to suggest that a badly functioning gut can even be related to depression. When we experience extreme stress, the pent up energy can be held in our bodies as memory and can then appear as actual physical symptoms such as depression, PTSD, addictions, anxiety, OCD, sleep disorders and many many more. According to Psoas expert Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones: “The deep location and connection of the psoas affects the central and peripheral nervous systems. Having a fundamental role in behavioral patterns, the memory of traumatic stress can be held in the psoas major as an organ of perception. Its involvement can cause tightness, unresponsiveness, and pain. Its release can begin a HEALING PROCESS. Impulses from the central nervous system can be called emotional responses or ‘feelings’. These can create muscle tension which affects the psoas because of its central location in the body. Therefore when the psoas is released, emotions such as fear and anxiety and other disturbances can surface – once they surface they can be ‘let go’.” WHERE IS IT? The psoas major is a huge muscle that connects the spine to the legs and can be found deep within the anterior hip joint and lower spine. Sources: ‘The Vital Psoas Muscle – Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being’ by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones Dr Gary Mascilak #<Category:0x00555fb604d510> Show Edit Destroy
It is all about the Sesame Seed Oil! Manchester GB Sesame seed oil is high in antibacterial, antifungal and natural insecticide properties. It is great at tackling the bane that is head lice! Follow these easy steps to lice free hair! #<Category:0x00555fb5fb1368> Show Edit Destroy
Amino Acids London GB Amino acids help make up our neurotransmitters, which are the feel good-chemicals in our brain. Many of our brains have become depleted of these chemicals due to a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. Therefore we reach for a drug to pick us up – caffeine – usually in the form of coffee. You can take amino acids in the form of DPLA (D, L Phenylalanine). #<Category:0x00555fb5f6b200> Show Edit Destroy
Valerian Root London GB Valerian root is great at calming you down, just making you feel that bit more relaxed which can really take the edge off just before a public speech. #<Category:0x00555fb5f49308> Show Edit Destroy
Mayonnaise GB Mayonnaise is largely made up of oil which helps suffocate head lice. #<Category:0x00555fb5eb72a0> Show Edit Destroy
Tea Tree Oil 1 vs. Hair Lice 0 GB Tea tree oil is a natural insecticide. It is one of the most effective, if not the most effective, treatment for head lice. #<Category:0x00555fb5e93e90> Show Edit Destroy
Vaseline/ Petroleum Jelly GB Petroleum jelly can have a stifling effect on roaming lice. #<Category:0x00555fb5e72b78> Show Edit Destroy
Salt Solution GB Salt helps gets rid of nits through desiccation. #<Category:0x00555fb5e4b410> Show Edit Destroy
Baby oil/ Olive oil GB Baby oil and olive oil have a repugnant smell which helps suffocate hair lice. #<Category:0x00555fb5e21598> Show Edit Destroy
White Vinegar Home Remedy for Lice! GB White vinegar is a foolproof and economical means for eliminating nits. It contains acetic acid which destroys the lice. #<Category:0x00555fb5dc9cd0> Show Edit Destroy
Garlic to ward of the lice.... Oxford GB Garlic has a strong fragrance which can suffocate and kill lice - only problem is, it the smell might be too bad for you and your kids who you are treating! #<Category:0x00555fb5d78a60> Show Edit Destroy
Get the right socks GB Athletes foot thrives in moist, warm, dark environments. Therefore any sort of dampness in socks and shoes will make you more susceptible. Many socks made of natural fibers such as wool and cotton are effective at absorbing perspiration and keeping the feet dry. Acrylic socks arguably do the same even more effectively by wicking moisture away from the feet. To find out which works best for you, try both and see which keeps your feet drier and more omfortable. Socks made of natural fibers such as cotton and wool help to absorb perspiration and keep the feet dry. However, some research suggests acrylic socks may do an even better job of keeping feet dry by wicking moisture away from the feet. So what kind do you choose? Try a pair of both, and see which one keeps your feet drier and more comfortable. If your feet naturally sweat a lot or if you're participating in activities such as sports that make your feet sweat more than usual, change your socks two or three times a day. #<Category:0x00555fb5d5ad80> Show Edit Destroy
Baby-Rash cream..... Winchester GB This is perfect for skin quality as opposed to purely treating acne. Its for nappy rash (diaper rash) and has Zinc Oxide as the primary ingredient. I use Sudoecrem #<Category:0x00555fb5d2a018> Show Edit Destroy
Exercise US Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder causing aches, pains or sensations in the legs when a person is sitting or lying down. With restless leg syndrome, your legs feel like exercising even though the rest of your body and mind are ready for sleep. Perhaps the most effective preventative remedy for RLS is exercise. Medical research has shown that exercising daily for 30-60 minutes reduces RLS symptoms and promotes better sleep. The exercise doesn't have to be intense - walking and yoga are particularly beneficial to RLS sufferers. #<Category:0x00555fb5d022c0> Show Edit Destroy
Early Morning Exercise GB Make the most of the calm before the storm. Get up 30 mins before your partner/ kids and get in a 20-30 minute exercise routine. To minimise distraction, make this a digital-free session (you don't want to be sidetracked by work emails or the draw of social media). Yes, you will be loosing 30 minutes of precious sleep. Yet the energy boost you get from exercising first thing will more than make up for this lost sleepy time. You'll also be able to get ready more quickly after a workout as your body will be energised. If you are really tight on time, prepare breakfast the night before and know what you're going to wear that day. Then go right ahead and enjoy your workout! An early morning exercise DVD or a gentle jog around the local park will set you up for a productive day! #<Category:0x00555fb5ce8bb8> Show Edit Destroy
Workout whilst watching TV US You might be a busy person, but chances are you do indulge in your favourite TV show or watch the News every now and then. Why not incorporate exercise time into TV catch-up time? Put on the TV or watch something on your laptop, and indulge whilst doing some physical activity at the same time... plank, sit-ups, leg raises, or even just a bit of yoga, pilates or stretching. Ideal way to get fit and enjoy your favourite programmes guilt-free! #<Category:0x00555fb5cb6a78> Show Edit Destroy
Stop Smoking London GB Smoking makes you age prematurely, when you age prematurely you are likely to encourage grey hair! #<Category:0x00555fb5c7eba0> Show Edit Destroy
Moderate exercise London GB Moderate, low impact exercises such as walking or yoga can can help aid digestion. Exercise also helps keep your weight in check, which can help reduce the severity of heartburn. #<Category:0x00555fb5c64750> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Raw Foods London GB Eat more crunchy fruit and vegetables such as carrots, celery and apples. Raw fruit and vegetables can help scrape out the plaque buildups that are responsible for causing mild forms of bad breath. They will also add an extra dose of immune boosting nutrients to your diet. These foods also help trigger an increased production of saliva which help fight bacteria in the mouth. #<Category:0x00555fb5c2f938> Show Edit Destroy
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm GB Burt's Bees is a natural product company. Their natural beeswax lip balm is full of coconut and sunflower oils and is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids. These help nourish, condition and soften your lips. This product is available in an old-fashioned yellow tin or in a recycled plastic tube. #<Category:0x00555fb5c092b0> Show Edit Destroy
No need to take drugs GB Take a look at Nevasic.... #<Category:0x00555fb5bd2b98> Show Edit Destroy
Calcium Tablets Hong Kong HK Take Calcium Tablets, start taking them a few days before you know your period is coming. Take as the bottle directs you. Stop taking it when your period ends After the approximate age of 30-35 women stop producing as much calcium so this really does help #<Category:0x00555fb5bbff98> Show Edit Destroy
Dr Organic Lip Balm US Dr Organic lip balms hydrate, protect and soothe lips. They contain organic coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax which provide instant relief from dryness and protect against UV rays (SPF15). This product is ideal for everyday usage, and is available in a wide range of flavours. #<Category:0x00555fb5bb5a48> Show Edit Destroy
Wall Head Slides London GB It’s a small movement but it helps to lengthen the neck muscles. #<Category:0x00555fb5b2b7f8> Show Edit Destroy
Eat more fish/ Fish Oil Supplements GB Fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids which, over the long term, help improve brain function. It may take a while for the effects of the omega-3 acids to kick in, so incorporate fish into your diet on a regular basis and take cod liver oil or other omega-3-rich nutrients on a daily basis. #<Category:0x00555fb59b9f00> Show Edit Destroy
Green Smoothies US Green smoothies are a popular, effective means of detoxifying your body. They help rid the body of harmful toxins and provide a large number of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. By incorporating green vegetables, green smoothies contain chlorophyll which helps detoxification and the elimination of heavy metals commonly found in pesticides. Green smoothies are also a great source of energy and kick start your metabolism for the day! #<Category:0x00555fb4d7cdc8> Show Edit Destroy
Fennel GB Fennel helps rebalance female hormones and prevent water retention, and prevents the buildup of toxins in the body. This helps reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstruation breast pains. #<Category:0x00555fb4d22580> Show Edit Destroy
Lemons = Detoxifying Delight! GB Lemons and lemon juice are powerful alkalis and detoxifiers. They stimulate the production of bile in the liver and boost mineral intake. Lemons are high in antioxidants and vitamin C which will help strengthen your immune system. The key aspect is that warm lemon water in the morning helps kickstart the digestion process for the day. #<Category:0x00555fb4cffe40> Show Edit Destroy
Coffee GB It's common knowledge that coffee helps wake us up in the morning and stay alert in the day. Coffee contains caffeine and antioxidants that together help improve alertness, concentration and better information retention. Rather than drinking coffee as a habit, try to drink it only when you feel like you need it. #<Category:0x00555fb4ce9dc0> Show Edit Destroy
Ginkgo Biloba US Ginkgo bilboa is one of the oldest living tree specimens, and has been attributed to curing many illnesses and diseases, from cancer to dementia. However it is best known for its brain-boosting abilities, in particular its ability to improve memory and cognitive function. Although ginkgo bilboa is found in many nutrition bars and sports drinks, these doses are too low to be effective. #<Category:0x00555fb4ccb848> Show Edit Destroy
Eat Healthy Carbs to help PMS moods Tornoto CA Eating healthy carbs increases serotonin production, an important part of the good mood equation. #<Category:0x00555fb4cb2780> Show Edit Destroy
Wasabi! London GB If you have congestion in your sinuses, eat a little bit of wasabi (not too much!) and that should clear it up. #<Category:0x00555fb4c93d08> Show Edit Destroy
Almonds GB Almonds contain salicin which is a natural pain reliever. Rather than taking a painkiller next time you have a headache, reach for a handful of almonds instead. #<Category:0x00555fb4c8a0c8> Show Edit Destroy
Tea Tree Oil Busts the BO! GB Tea tree oil is an antibacterial and antiseptic which means it helps kill bacteria on the skin and combat body odour. It is also an astringent so helps control sweating. #<Category:0x00555fb4f5ae60> Show Edit Destroy
Regular Short Breaks (50:10 Ratio) GB Taking short, regular breaks will keep up your concentration levels and increase your ability to work. Studies have shown that we are effective and productive for around 50 minutes before needing a short break. #<Category:0x00555fb4f51630> Show Edit Destroy
Be more efficient with a computer to cut down the hours on the mobile... London GB Mobiles / cell phones are so convenient it's easy just to sit for hours tapping away as it's (just there". But it takes up valuable hours of your life and isn't great for your eyes to be staring at a tiny screen. #<Category:0x00555fb4f2c010> Show Edit Destroy
Feel happier and optimistic GB Those who experience gratitude at regular intervals throughout their day are more optimistic and feel happier. As you continue practicing this tip, you will strengthen neuro-pathways in the brain that look for what’s good in your life, making it easier over time for your brain to find things to appreciate. You can be grateful for big things, like a promotion, or the everyday simple things like warm weather or a lovely meal. #<Category:0x00555fb4f0d020> Show Edit Destroy
Meditation to help you focus on your weight New York City US In addition to interventions you're probably already familiar with, like changes to your diet and exercise regimen, meditation is a powerful ally in your weight loss process. Meditation switches your body's operating instructions from the usual sympathetic "fight or flight" mode, into the parasympathetic "rest and digest" mode. When we are in "fight or flight" mode, which is most of the time in our modern lives, we are constantly producing too much of the hormones that tell our bodies to eat more (to replace the calories we lost in the fight or flight), resulting in a hormonal cascade that has even been linked all the way with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and obesity. Meditation turns off the stress program and eases you into the "rest and digest" mode, which will balance out all of those hormones, turn off the hunger signals, and allow you to fully digest your meals. #<Category:0x00555fb4eef610> Show Edit Destroy
Move! GB You might not feel like being active when suffering from a headache, but going outside and getting some fresh air if possible, or at least walking around a bit, can help to loosen up taught muscles that cause headaches. Moving around will also distract you from the pain caused by the headache. #<Category:0x00555fb4ed59e0> Show Edit Destroy
Apple Cider Vinegar Compress GB Making an apple cider vinegar compress will help relieve a tension headache. #<Category:0x00555fb4ebfb40> Show Edit Destroy
Rosemary 2 in 1: Combats Odour and Gives Fresh Fragrance! GB Rosemary contains menthol and chlorophyll which have natural deodorant properties that counteract strong body odour and inhibit the growth of odour-producing bacteria. It also contains zinc, a deficiency of which increases body odour. Rosemary gives you a nice, fresh fragrance! #<Category:0x00555fb4ea4b88> Show Edit Destroy
Its all about the Apple Cider Vinegar US Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits, including as a potent bacteria-fighting agent. It can help do away with body odour by balancing the pH level of the skin. #<Category:0x00555fb4e7eac8> Show Edit Destroy
Baking Soda does the job US Baking soda absorbs moisture from the skin, so it can help absorb sweat and reduce body odour. It also kills bacteria and works as a natural deodorant. #<Category:0x00555fb4e68750> Show Edit Destroy
Fertility Support/ Get Pregnant GB The power of visualisation is particularly helpful when trying to get pregnant, either through natural or assisted conception. In fact, the more you can relax and visualise what you want your body to do, the better the chances of conception. Practice these visualisations daily as a way to guide the mind and body to work together to become pregnant. The more you can visualise exactly what you want from your mind and body, the easier it is for it to do as you wish. #<Category:0x00555fb4e3edd8> Show Edit Destroy
Preventative - Bio Oil Liverpool GB Bio Oil can be bought in most UK pharmacies. Apply day and night to stomach and anywhere else that feels like it is getting a stretch! #<Category:0x00555fb4e24780> Show Edit Destroy
Time for a new bra Taos, NM US I experience breast tenderness when my jog bras are no longer strong enough to give my breasts proper support. My bras may look absolutely fine, but if my breast start hurting they aren't doing their job anymore. Time to get a new jog bra! #<Category:0x00555fb4fbe988> Show Edit Destroy
Beetroot Juice Powers! GB An easy trick for improving exercise performance! Research has shown that beetroot juice can help reduce the oxygen cost of exercise and improve our energy production efficiency! Beetroot is rich in nitrates which convert to nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide stimulates a relaxing of our blood vessels which increases the amount of oxygen we can transport around our body. Therefore during exercise our muscles can operate at the same level without an increase in oxygen demand! As such, exercise can seem easier or we can exercise for longer, theoretically! Do not worry if beetroots are not your favourite, it has been suggested that an equivalent effect can be had with a diet high in root and leafy green vegetables. As of yet, an optimal dose-response relationship has not been identified but, brands have released small shot-sized bottles for pre-exercise ingestion. If it works for professional athletes, perhaps it is worth a try! #<Category:0x00555fb4f92c48> Show Edit Destroy
Easy floor movement to release lower back pain London GB Lower back pain is such a common by-product of everyday, modern living (caused by compression and weight into the back from sitting for extended periods of time). We get used to just putting up with the constant ache or else paying for expensive treatments with massage therapists, physios, chiropractors etc. While these solutions are extremely valuable and worthwhile, sometimes you can experience enormous relief from just trying this very simple Pilates/Yoga style movement for just a minute or two a couple of times a day, or at least once a day after a nice hot shower in the evening when your body will be more receptive to being mobilised. #<Category:0x00555fb4f80b88> Show Edit Destroy
Body Emotion Mapping GB A new fun way of checking yourself out in the mirror! Beyond the anatomical reasons for our posture lies a complementary method of analysis. Body Emotion Mapping involves relating different parts of the body to various parts of our lives. This can provide potentially hidden information about why we may be slouching or feeling pain in a joint. So how does it work? The left side of your body is the Yin side which indicates issues with female motherly energy, emotions, and internal issues we are dealing with. The right side is Yang with male fatherly energy, work-related issues and external issues, how we want the world to see us. Try this: #<Category:0x00555fb4f6afe0> Show Edit Destroy
How to Allieviate Hand Warts CA Experiencing warts on your hands and/ or fingers? Use tea tree oil on a cotton ball, and that's it! Like this: #<Category:0x00555fb5092738> Show Edit Destroy
Honey for Dry Skin on the Face CA Place 1 tbsp. of raw honey in a bowl. With clean hands apply this honey to a clean face. Allow it to sit for ten minutes then wipe off with a clean wash cloth and your skin will be left feeling smooth. #<Category:0x00555fb5080dd0> Show Edit Destroy
Nevasic is a product proven to work through National Health Service research. GB Take a look at Nevasic. Research by the UK National Health Service with pregnant mothers showed an over 90% success rate in dealing with the symptoms of NVP. Why is this important? The information gathered from research is not based on anecdotal hearsay. The product has no drugs, chemicals, side effect or contra-indications. Nothing is ingested Nothing is left with the body after cessation of use No overdose risk Use anywhere Use at any time #<Category:0x00555fb5066b60> Show Edit Destroy
Five Element Meditation for Emotional Issues CN The five elements for this meditation are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. As different elements can relate to various emotional attributes, this meditation can help release varying stressors depending on your mood and needs. Earth: Strong, reliable, stubborn, reluctant, frustration and empathy. Fire: Passionate, creative, destructive, unpredictable, happiness and grief. Water: Restorative, overwhelming, cleansing, relaxed and wary. Air: Considered, naïve, flowing, self-belief and apprehension. Space: Emptiness, Being. The meditation is outlined below but effectively each element has a symbol and colour which you visualise. For the first time it is recommended to visualise all five, after that you can pick and choose which ones to visualise as you wish. This is a seated meditation with hands on your lap in a comfortable open position. You may breathe through your nose and mouth, whichever is natural. The order is Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Space and back to Earth to ground yourself. Earth is a clay-red circle. Fire is a bright red triangle pointing up. Water is a blue triangle pointing down. Air is a white figure of 8. Space is a black horizontal figure of 8 (the infinity symbol) Visualise all of the symbols enveloping your body like this: #<Category:0x00555fb5050608> Show Edit Destroy
Elimination Diet London GB Often bloating is a result of your gut not being able to handle a category of food that you are eating. If the bloating is persistent consider an elimination diet where food groups are removed from your diet for a period of time and then reintroduced one at a time. This will let you pin point what food group is causing a problem for your system, or better yet, the diet will allow your gut a moment to repair its lining, and so function as it should - meaning that you will be able to go back to eating all food groups after a period of rest. #<Category:0x00555fb50fddf8> Show Edit Destroy
Take a 5 minute break Rome IT Is life overwhelming? Just STOP! Take 5min each day to breathe and be in touch with inner yourself. Meditate, breathe and repeat!! Meditation and breathing activities are proven to lower your stress levels. If you can’t do it alone then join a yoga class and make sure you stay for the most important part: Shavasana!! #<Category:0x00555fb50e8778> Show Edit Destroy
Create small habits GB Losing weight permanently is best achieved by letting go of unnecessary weight gradually through lifestyle changes. This way the unconscious mind doesn’t feel the need to sabotage and try and lure you back to your previous heavier weight and you don’t have to worry about falling off from any wagon because you are never on one. We have many habits in life, like brushing our teeth, which we don’t think about but just do them. So we want to use the power of habit forming to create ways to make changes. The key here is that the habits are very small. One change leads to another and another, so no matter how small the change, more will follow. #<Category:0x00555fb50d2310> Show Edit Destroy
Stick to your guns! Koln DE Once you have made your pros and cons lists, considered all eventualities, and finally listened to your gut (or best friend) to make a decision; the most important thing is to let it go now. You have done the work, and now enjoy the decision you made. DO NOT go back every two seconds with a new argument and try and persuade you or anyone else otherwise. #<Category:0x00555fb50b7ba0> Show Edit Destroy
4 reasons when a detox is NOT beneficial Amsterdam NL A detox is NOT for you if, if you are looking to do it for the following reasons. #<Category:0x00555fb50216a0> Show Edit Destroy
Food to help symptoms of bloating GB Chew food thoroughly to allow acid and digestive enzymes to act on the food. Eat slowly, eating too fast leads to swallowing of air. Reduce quantity of food eaten to allow digestive enzymes to work. Reduce any reliance on antacids. B1 and Zinc are needed for acid production because it is an essential nutrient in the production of HCL from the parietal cells. Sources of zinc are oysters, fish, beef, poultry (dark meat), liver, brewers yeast, eggs, whole grains and pumpkin seeds. Avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates and fruits – these ferment producing gas and feed bacteria which also produce gas #<Category:0x00555fb500b940> Show Edit Destroy
How to boost your Autumn immunity GB The change in seasons can place greater demands on our immune system as the temperature changes and we head back to work and our children go back to school. We tend to shift away from a more relaxed summer holiday state to being more stressed as work and school pressures increase. Here are my top 5 tips to eat yourself well this Autumn: #<Category:0x00555fb4ff83b8> Show Edit Destroy
Bromelain to help with respiratory irritation and inflammation associated with allergies Devon GB Bromelain is a natural compound found in pineapples, but you can also find it in supplement form. Several studies have found it to be effective at treating the respiratory irritation and inflammation associated with allergies. Sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, tickly throat, sinus pressure and trouble sleeping are just some of the symptoms that hay fever sufferers have to contend with as the temperatures start to rise. Hay fever is one of the most common allergies. People with hay fever can be sensitive to one or more of a range of pollens from trees and grasses. An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance (allergen). As the allergen - in this case, pollen - is inhaled, white blood cells produce an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). This attaches to the pollen, triggering the release of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals that cause the classic hay fever symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. #<Category:0x00555fb4fe1b40> Show Edit Destroy
Quercetin is an antioxidant with antihistamine effects Devon GB Sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, tickly throat, sinus pressure and trouble sleeping are just some of the symptoms that hay fever sufferers have to contend with as the temperatures start to rise. Hay fever is one of the most common allergies. People with hay fever can be sensitive to one or more of a range of pollens from trees and grasses. An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance (allergen). As the allergen - in this case, pollen - is inhaled, white blood cells produce an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). This attaches to the pollen, triggering the release of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals that cause the classic hay fever symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. #<Category:0x00555fb51370d0> Show Edit Destroy
Food based intervention for acne GB Support beneficial bacteria in the bowel. Balance blood sugar – don't skip meals and make sure you have quality sources of protein in each meal and snack. Limit intake of high fat foods and trans fatty acids such as margarines, milk products, fried foods as they disrupt sebaceous secretions. Reduce dairy due to possible hormone content. Support liver function – lots of fresh ginger, turmeric, brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, kale). Increase Vitamin A in diet via beta-carotene eg; green leafy veg, (the greater the intensity of green the more beta-carotene), brightly coloured fruits and vegetables – orange coloured fruit & veg eg: mango, sweet potato, carrot, apricot, peppers. Also legumes, wholegrains, seeds, egg yolks. Vitamin E – nuts, seeds, eggs, wheatgerm, green leafy veg. For proper functioning of Vitamin A Keep skin clean – gently wash twice a day, don’t scrub. Use a tea tree product as antibacterial. Reduce exposure to pollutants eg; machine oils, coal tar derivatives, cosmetics, #<Category:0x00555fb5124db8> Show Edit Destroy
Fall in Love Taos, NM US Fall in love. I'm not sure why it works, but it worked for me. Maybe it has something to do with a willingness to surrender. #<Category:0x00555fb5112488> Show Edit Destroy
Keep a diary London GB Keep a diary with you and record in it when you notice a flare-up of your IBS symptoms. This way you can pinpoint any particular stressors that keep causing you to feel ill; for example, if your symptoms always occur right before you take a long car ride. When you have identified what caused you to feel worse you can set about dealing with this, whether by pro-actively taking medication or by practicing calming techniques. #<Category:0x00555fb5178940> Show Edit Destroy
Keep a regular food schedule Guildford GB Try to eat your meals at the same time every day (within reason). This will help to regulate your bowel functions. Experiment with having smaller, more frequent meals rather than 3 a day and see if this helps. #<Category:0x00555fb55659b8> Show Edit Destroy
Manage your stress London GB Manage your stress! Anxiety is a risk factor in developing IBS and may also cause your symptoms to persist, due to the complicated and close relationship between your brain and your gut. Before stress or anxiety causes your next flare-up, consider starting a stress-relieving activity such as yoga, meditation, or breathing exercises to calm your mind. #<Category:0x00555fb56076a0> Show Edit Destroy
Spoons in the freezer Washington DC US Stick metal kitchen spoons in the freezer, leave them there for a few hours until they are mega cold. Then take them out and put them on the hickey #<Category:0x00555fb5505298> Show Edit Destroy
Hero Pose - slow stretch to release front of the thighs London GB When you know you've worked your quads and hip flexors hard - whether from running, cycling or a leg workout at the gym - it's good to try this long-hold stretch for at least 3 minutes. In yoga, it's called Hero Pose, or Virasana. It effectively releases the hips, thighs, knees, ankles and feet. It also improves circulation, significantly relieving tiredness in the legs. #<Category:0x00555fb54fb180> Show Edit Destroy
Home brew 'Fire Cider'! New England US Fire cider not only stops colds in their tracks, it stops them from even starting! Just a tablespoon (5 ml) each morning will scare away the germs. It's best to look up a recipe online that you like, since there is lots of room for taste -- mine is a combination of apple cider vinegar, onions, honey, horseradish, garlic, and orange rinds, left to stew for a few weeks. Trust me, the bacteria will dissolve instantly before this outrageous and healing mixture. #<Category:0x00555fb55a3e20> Show Edit Destroy
Power of Stinging Nettle to help relieve hayfever Devon GB Stinging Nettle relieved symptoms in 58% of study participants taking 300mg of freeze-dried nettles a day. #<Category:0x00555fb55993a8> Show Edit Destroy
4 Steps to Making Decisions Easier New York US Making decisions can be difficult and confronting at times. Often we are disconnected with what we want and our goals or simply fearful of putting a stake in the ground and making a commitment. Understand that there is typically no "right" or "wrong" decision necessarily - just different paths for you to take. #<Category:0x00555fb54ca8f0> Show Edit Destroy
Cultivate Optimism LA US Try the "best possible self" exercise. Take a moment to imagine your life in the future and make it the best you can possibly imagine. Research suggests that building optimism about the future motivates people to work towards their goals. This then makes the desired future more likely to become a reality. You are not only increasing your happiness in the present, you are also paving the way for sustained happiness down the line. This exercise also teaches you what you want, helps you to restructure your priorities and increases your sense of control over your life. #<Category:0x00555fb55f2fe8> Show Edit Destroy
Practise Random Acts of Kindness LA US This involves doing five kind things in one day and then writing about them. See steps below. When you have completed your acts of kindness write down what you did and how they made you feel, for an extra boost. Chances are you will want to do it again. Research shows this practise makes us feel happier because it makes us think more highly of ourselves and we become more aware of other positive social interactions, which also increases happiness. #<Category:0x00555fb55e9b00> Show Edit Destroy
Green Tea eye mask New York US Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties, which make it perfect to deal with your stye. #<Category:0x00555fb569fdd8> Show Edit Destroy
Grounding techniques London GB Panic can be a self perpetuating cycle, whereby the cause of the initial panic is exacerbated by anxiety about the signs and symptoms of feeling panicked, which in turn leads to more panic. In essence panicking about being panicked! Whilst the cause of the panic needs to be addressed in the mid to longer term, the initial attack can be managed by using grounding techniques. This involves thinking or talking about topics well known to you such as your family, a happy time in your life or your pets etc. Another similar technique is to give yourself a task which is easy but requires a little thought such as trying to name the A to Z of fruit and vegetables or naming 3 countries beginning with the letter B etc. These help to draw attention away from the cause of the panic and the symptoms of the panic attack and often reduce these symptoms completely. #<Category:0x00555fb544ddc8> Show Edit Destroy
Drain the pus London GB Sometimes if you have a particularly persistent stye the pus will need to be drained. First of all, DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME! Go to a doctor where they may make a very small incision to drain the pus and get rid of your stye. #<Category:0x00555fb5442d38> Show Edit Destroy
Coriander seed wash London GB Coriander seeds are said to have anti-inflammatory properties so try this wash when you next have a stye. Follow these steps: #<Category:0x00555fb51f97e8> Show Edit Destroy
Only condition the tips Windsor GB Only apply hair conditioner to the very tips of your hair- applying it to the roots means they get clogged and your scalp will produce more oil! #<Category:0x00555fb337e890> Show Edit Destroy
Aloe Vera London GB A trick I learned abroad. Aloe helps to nourish your hair and control oil production. Try this: #<Category:0x00555fb33625c8> Show Edit Destroy
Braid it up New York US My daughters had fairly greasy hair growing up and sometimes nothing would fix it. If we didn't have time to wash it I would just quickly french braid their hair close to their scalps and you would never know; in fact, the oilier the hair is the better it actually holds the braids! #<Category:0x00555fb410b7d8> Show Edit Destroy
Skip a shampoo London GB Shampooing strips your hair of the natural oil produced by the scalp, sebum, which in turn makes the scalp produce more oil and therefore makes your hair look greasier. It is a vicious cycle! Try to only wash your hair every couple of days; it will look greasier at first but only in the short term and you will soon notice that you are able to leave longer and longer in between washes. It sounds disgusting but I can now get away without washing my hair for about 5 days (with some help from a ponytail on the final day!). #<Category:0x00555fb40b0220> Show Edit Destroy
Keep the area clean Guildford GB The stye was caused by a bacterial infection in the first place so it is essential to keep your eye clean to allow the infection to be fought effectively by your body. You can do this by making a mix of mild baby shampoo (e.g. Johnsons) and soaking a cotton pad or puff in this. #<Category:0x00555fb4029a18> Show Edit Destroy
Indian Gooseberry aka Amla IN For natural and fast hair growth, you can use Indian gooseberry, also known as amla. Indian gooseberry is rich in vitamin C, a deficiency in vitamin C can cause hair loss. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and the exfoliating properties present in Indian gooseberry can help maintain a healthy scalp and promote hair growth. #<Category:0x00555fb3f9bce0> Show Edit Destroy
Artichoke drops for flying GB It is normal when flying to feel more bloated, we retain water and our digestion can become more sluggish due to the altitude, and lack of movement. Artichoke drops A fresh herb tincture of Globe Artichoke known for its liver cleansing properties as well as its action on the digestive system help to alleviate colic, wind, bloating and fluid retention. Very helpful to have a diluted glass if you do have an alcoholic beverage on the plane. A.Vogel Artichoke tincture is recommended. Benefits Made from freshly harvested Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaves Organically grown Botanical food supplement containing cynarin #<Category:0x00555fb3f1c468> Show Edit Destroy
Castor oil for wart removal Washington DC US Apply a small amount of pure cold pressed castor oil to the ward and cover it with a bandage, repeat until the ward has gone. Castor oil works on both plantar warts and common warts #<Category:0x00555fb3eae1e8> Show Edit Destroy
Electrolyte replenishment New York US Electrolytes- like potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and chloride- are lost when your body sweats, for example during exercise. As electrolytes are vital for proper muscle contraction you should try to tailor your diet so it is rich in foods that contain these substances. #<Category:0x00555fb3e5c910> Show Edit Destroy
Stretch marks in pregnancy; chill out and accept them - they're genetic! GB Stretch marks are when the middle layer of skin (dermis) is stretched over time, leaving the characteristic narrow thin pink lines. Two studies found that two leading brands who claimed they reduced stretch marks showed that they had little to no effect on the stretch marks! Whether you will develop stretch marks or not, depends on your skin type and how elastic it is - - so don't waste money on expensive creams, and instead treat yourself to a manicure for the photos when yo