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Sock headache pain April 5, 2009

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Got a headache?  Take two tennis balls and call us in the morning.  For an aspirin-free remedy for pain that targets the back of your head, stuff the tennis balls in a sweat sock (preferably a clean one) and tie the end of the sock tightly so the balls won’t move.  Now lie on your back on the floor and place the socked balls right under the spot where your skull meets your neck.  Lie there for a while,  this kind of direct pressure on the nerves at the base of the neck may numb them, relieving pain. – Jeffrey Csatari

Photo courtesy:  pinkertonchiropractic

Benefits of Ginger Tea (2) February 9, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Bath Rub, Constipation, Heal Faster, Healing Foods, Health-conscious Individuals, Natural Pain, Pain Relief, Poor Diet, Pure Vegetarian, Yellowish Sap.
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If you are constipated, get the yellowish sap nearest the skin. Eating a small piece can regulate bowel movement.

When buying aloe vera extract, make sure the label says it contains 70-percent aloe vera. And as for beauty products, any concentration from 40 percent up is good. Anything lower than this renders the product ineffective.

Healing foods

There are foods that help you heal faster. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery warns all health-conscious individuals that a diet poor in protein and carbohydrates may not help one’s illness heal faster.   Few pure vegetarians who underwent chemical peel to smoothen skin developed scars.

Other nutrients required: Vitamins A, B, C, K. There is absolutely nothing wrong with vegetables especially if you juice them.

Pain relief

There are natural pain triggers. For arthritic pain: corn, wheat, pork, oranges, milk, oats, rye, eggs, beef, coffee, cheese, tomato, peanuts, sugar, butter, lamb, lemon, soy beans. Headaches: caffeine, chocolate, yogurt, nuts, cured meats, MSG, citrus fruits, aspartame, artificial sweetener.

In order to check your sensitivity, get rid of one food from your diet for one week. Then check how you feel.

Ginger sip

Grate three small pieces of peeled ginger. Pour boiling water on it over a strainer. Drink up. This spicy tea can be a remedy for arthritis, headaches and indigestion.

Bath rub

Rub slices of fresh aloe vera on your face and body. Soak in a hot tub for six minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Reference: Inner Cleansing Cures; FE & A Medical Publishing

Sugar keeps bad breath away – 1 December 29, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Brisk walking, Essential to Life, Good posture, Heart rhythm, Sharp pain, Stretch back.
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IT’S gym day. But, you forgot to warm up and quickly lifted weights. Suddenly, you feel a sharp pain on your back.

Seek medical attention if pain persists for 2 to 3 days. Otherwise, do the following:

Stretch your back gently. A slow, careful stretch is the best way to get those muscles back in shape.

1. Sit on the floor. Bring your knees to your chest. Hug your folded legs closer to you. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

2. Sit on a chair. Keep your back straight. Raise both feet above the floor by about one inch. Repeat.

3. Lie on your back on the floor. Lift your legs and place the heels on your feet flat against the wall. This ought to relieve you.

Practice good posture.

Tighten your abdominal muscles by contracting them as often as you can.

Roll ice on your back. Prepare in advance. Fill a paper cup with water. Freeze it. Remove the cup and use the iced water on your back. This is one roll massage you will not forget.

Take aspirin or paracetamol.

Increase your intake of magnesium to relax muscles.

Essential salt

Salt is essential to life. Without it, we would die from dehydration. It maintains fluid levels between the cells and blood.

Would you believe it is also necessary for healthy bones, teeth and muscles? There is simply nothing bad about salt unless you take more than what the body needs which is 500-1,000 milligrams or equivalent to ¼ – ½ teaspoon daily, according to nutrition experts. However, the average diet consists of 6,000-12,000 mg a day.

You are probably unaware of it but every time you buy anything processed, canned or baked, this already accounts for 75% of your daily equivalent. For example, a slice of bread, bowl of cornflakes, canned soup, instant noodles can contain 200-300 mg of salt. And if you’re fond of pickles, it’s a whopping 1,000 mg.

When cooking, use half of the amount required in the recipe. If you’re making pasta, don’t add salt because you will top it with cheese anyway. The tomato sauce you will use may already be seasoned with salt. Use more herbs and lemon as flavoring. Use real salt, not potassium chloride which may cause abnormal heart rhythms. Read labels carefully so you know what you are buying.

Ref: dailyinquirer

Wrong carbs can cause fatigue December 17, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Balance meal, Ballroom dancing, Burn Fat, Carbonated drinks, Elevated Cholesterol, Glucose Level, High-energy meal, High-fiber Food, High-octane Foods, Optimum Performance.
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IF you huff and puff in the gym after a round of lifting weights or ballroom dancing or basketball, don’t worry. Any physical exertion is good for the body. It’s expending energy to gain energy.

The way to increase efficiency in burning fat, perspiring toxins and excreting properly is through a fitness program. Some pointers:

1. Get into a new sport, enroll in a gym, or join a walking club. Thrice a week is good enough to keep your body running smoothly. Don’t mind the aches and pains first-timers usually experience. This will gradually go away when your body gets used to physical activities.

2. Eat high-octane foods.

Suggested high-energy meal plan: High-fiber foods such as fresh fruits/ vegetables, multigrain breads and brown or red rice.

Fats provide twice more energy than carbo or protein. And the mind-boggling truth is, the more energy derived from fat, the better for your health! Sources: Fats—oils, butter, egg yolk, cheese. Carbo—high-fiber foods listed above. Proteins—meat, fish, poultry, eggs.

If you don’t watch your carbohydrate intake, you could suffer from carbohydrate intolerance (CI). Its symptoms include: sleepiness after meals, increased body fat, loss of concentration, fatigue and intestinal bloating.

Most people are unaware that they are suffering from CI, the early stage of hypertension, obesity, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. If you don’t handle your CI well, it could lead to syndrome X, a host of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. To rule out CI, see your doctor and have yourself tested for insulin and glucose levels.

Try this two-week meal plan. If you lose weight, avoid bread, pasta, corn, potatoes, muffins, cakes, crackers, rice, sweets, fruits or fruit juice, cold cuts or processed meats and soda or carbonated drinks.

Then eat or drink: whole eggs, meats, chicken, fish, nuts, seeds, oils, vinegar, sea salt, (not processed salt), beans, legumes, vegetables and water.

If you feel better after this change of diet, it means you could live on less carbo from now on. Return the good carbo to your diet for as long as you don’t feel the CI symptoms. This way, you can determine your carbo tolerance levels and the carbo best for you.

In the end, it’s all about a balanced meal plan to ensure your optimum performance.

Water therapy

Do you know that the more protein you eat, the more water you need between meals? So, while you’re having a relaxing warm bath, spice it up. Add a few slices of ginger and 1 cup of ginger juice. Allow it to stimulate your skin. Sip a glass of ginger tea. Put 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger in a pot of hot water, strain. Add 1 teaspoon coco nectar honey, 2 ice cubes. Enjoy!

Affirm: “My heart is big. It can contain all of life!”

Love and light!


Ref: “In Fitness And In Health” by Philip Maffetone