Health Tips: Magnesium Sulfate – Not Just For Sore Muscles.The active compound in Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, which has been utilized for centuries as a means of providing pain relief. Because your skin is the largest organ of your body there are even things this magnesium sulfate can do for you. When used in a water-bath soak, the compounds in Epsom salt are absorbed through your skin and immediately begin providing pain relief by reducing joint inflammation and calming your mind by increasing the production of serotonin.
Health Tip: Smartphone = 5 Lbs Potatoes on YOUR Neck?Standing in line and tilting your head down to look at a smart phone screen puts as much strain on the back as carrying 5 pounds of potatoes on your neck. Static positioning of the spine in any other position than neutral causes stress that can result in headaches and/or back aches.
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Health Tips: Soft Ice Packs are Useful.Homemade Ice Packs conform to your body – reusable! What you need: 1 quart or 1 gallon plastic freezer bags (depending on how large you want the cold pack) 2 cups water 1 cup rubbing alcohol Instructions: Fill the plastic freezer bag with 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 cups of water. Try to get as much air out of the freezer bag before sealing it shut. Place the bag and its contents inside a second freezer bag to contain any leakage. Leave the bag in the freezer for at least an hour. When it’s ready, place a towel between the gel pack and bare skin to avoid burning the skin. Another way to apply ice to the back is by freezing water in a cup, and then rubbing it on the affected back muscles to reduce inflammation.
Health Tips: Almonds for your headache?Headache starting and you don’t have your aspirin or the more natural white willow bark [capsules or tea]?? Almonds feature the same active compound. Eat 20 almonds at the beginning of any headache. In fact, research suggests those who eat 10 to 15 almonds per day have fewer headaches than those who don’t. Who Knew??
Happy Thanksgiving.Today folks in the USA offer thanks for all we have and eat to over stuffed on all the wonderful food that we are blessed with. It is also a day to focus on gratitude. I for one am very thankful for all soldiers who have fought to support this country from its start as a British Colony to the present. Our freedom is so often taken for granted – I don’t and I thank those who have served to make this country the “Land of the Free”…..
Health Tips Ginger Tummy?Did you know that freshly grated ginger-root can be steeped like tea? It will help settle upset tummies and ease the bloated feeling from over indulging. Follow up your Thanksgiving Dinner with a cup of ginger tea and feel better! Just grate a teaspoon or two off the frozen root and pour boiling water over it – let steep for 5 min or more and enjoy.
Health Tip of the Day: Lavender Essential Oil is good for what?Did you know that a drop or two of Lavender Essential Oil is helpful to reduce the itch and soreness of eczema? It works well without the potential side effects of hydro-cortisone ointments and is a lot less expensive per use.
Health Tip: Cloves not Just for Apple Cider Spicing.Today’s Health Tip: Clove oil is commonly used in modern dentistry as a pain control treatment and emergency toothache relief. It’s believed the effectiveness of clove oil for toothaches is due to a compound known as Eugenol. You can suck on a whole clove until soggy and then push it into the spot where the missing filling is to help with the pain while on the way to the dentist. Do NOT skip going to the dentist just because you don’t hurt! The problem is still there to fix.
Health Tip: Natural Weight Loss TricksToday’s Health Tip is about weight loss: Try eating a small piece of bread sprinkled with one or two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar or add ACV to a salad in order to control hunger. Drink a glass of water with 1 – 2 tablespoons of ACV thirty minutes before a meal to improve digestion and help you feel fuller faster.