Monday, 31 December 2018

Is It Not Interesting The Foods Banned in Europe But Not Banned in the U.S. But Why ?

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The European Union prohibits many food additives and various drugs that are widely used in American foods. In some cases, food-processing companies will reformulate a food product for sale in Europe but continue to sell the product with the additives in the United States. 

Here’s a short list of some of the food additives restricted by the European Union but allowed in American foods. Most must be listed as ingredients on the labels, though information about drugs used to increase the yield in farm animals is generally not provided.



Potassium bromate and azodicarbonamide :
These additives are commonly added to baked goods, but neither is required, and both are banned in Europe because they may cause cancer. In recent years, some American restaurant chains have responded to consumer pressure and removed them from their food.Potassium bromate is often added to flour used in bread, rolls, cookies, buns, pastry dough, pizza dough, and other items to make the dough rise higher and give it a white glow.

BHA and BHT:
The flavor enhancers and preservatives BHA and BHT are subject to severe restrictions in Europe but are widely used in American food products. While evidence on BHT is mixed, BHA is listed in a United States government report on carcinogens as “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen.

Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO):
BVO is used in some citrus-flavored soft drinks like Mountain Dew and in some sports drinks to prevent separation of ingredients, but it is banned in Europe. It contains bromine, the element found in brominated flame retardants, and studies suggest it can build up in the body and can potentially lead to memory loss and skin and nerve problems. 

Yellow food dyes No. 5 and No. 6, and Red Dye No. 40:
These dyes can be used in foods sold in Europe, but the products must carry a warning saying the coloring agents “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” No such warning is required in the United States, though the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the F.D.A. in 2008 to ban the dyes. Consumers can try to avoid the dyes by reading lists of ingredients on labels, “but they’re used in so many things you wouldn’t even think of, not just candy and icing and cereal, but things like mustard and ketchup,” marshmallows, chocolate, and breakfast bars that appear to contain fruit.

Farm Animal Drugs:
The European Union also bans some drugs that are used on farm animals in the United States, citing health concerns. These drugs include bovine growth hormone, which the United States dairy industry uses to increase milk production. The European Union also does not allow the drug ractopamine, used in the United States to increase weight gain in pigs, cattle, and turkeys before slaughter, saying that “risks to human health cannot be ruled out.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

5 Signs From Your Daily Routine Showing You May Have Cancer

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Cancer is a scary word that nobody enjoys hearing but the reality is that the sooner it’s diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin and your life can get back to some sort of normalcy. Knowing the facts and understanding the symptoms is a good way to make sure if something isn’t right, it’s caught early. Here are 5 signs that you may have cancer.



1. Unintentional weight loss
Unless you are actively trying to lose weight, randomly losing a significant amount of weight is definitely worth seeing a doctor over. If you’ve noticed that you’ve managed to lost 10 lbs in the last few weeks without any changes to your diet or exercise regime, go and ask your local doctor.

2. Changes to your skin
It’s important to take notice of your actual skin condition and not just the moles and freckles you have. A lot of the time-yellowed, reddened or darker patches of skin can be a sign of something sinister. It can also be a symptom of skin problems lurking beneath and not cancerous but it’s always best to double check with your doctor.

3. Severe painDepending on the type of cancer you may experience prolonged periods of pain in the affected area. Cancer’s like bone, brain and ovarian cancers do tend to first be noticed because of the pain associated with it. However, a lot of cancer’s have no pain whatsoever.
4. Unhealed sores
From mouth ulcers that haven’t healed to scabs that have taken far too long to disappear, these scabs can be a sign that either your immune system isn’t functioning normally or that the type of cancer (like mouth or oral) is showing up on the surface.
5. Changes in bowel movements
While everyone’s bowel movements change depending on what food they’ve recently indulged in, if you notice things changing relatively quickly or have gone from solid to liquid or painful then it might be a sign that your intestines and bowel aren’t working the way they are meant.

Note: It’s important to keep in mind that while being vigilant and taking notice of changes is vital, a lot of these symptoms and signs can be attributed to other less life-threatening illnesses so before jumping to any conclusions, consult your local doctor and find out what’s going on.
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4 Signs Showing You Have the Flu

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Hey everyone!!

As all of us know nobody enjoys being sick, it can really ruin your entire week. From body aches to runny noses, the flu spreads like wildfire during the in between seasons. If you happen to suffer from hay fever on top of that, it can just be made that much worse but do you know the difference between the flu and just the common cold? Here are some signs and symptoms to watch out for.


1. Body aches
You might actually start to feel these muscle and body aches before any other symptoms. If they are severe enough it might hurt just to move. Common places to feel these aches and pains are usually in the back, legs, and arms but can pretty much be any muscle in your body.

2. Hot and cold
One minute you need an extra blanket and the next you’re burning up. This is usually because you might be in the beginning stages of having a fever. So if you find yourself unable to sleep because you just can’t stop feeling hot and then suddenly cold, it might be time to get yourself to a doctor.

3. A sore throat and dry cough

While with a cold you might also suffer these symptoms, they’ll likely get worse, a lot sooner when it’s the flu. So if you go to sleep one night with a bit of a sore throat and wake up the following morning with a cough, fever and feeling like you’ve swallowed razors, it’s probably the flu.

4. Weak and fatigued
This goes hand in hand with body aches and pains. If you find yourself needing a midafternoon nap right after you’ve just had a coffee, it might be the flu. Since your body is trying to fight the virus it’s understandably exhausted so even the most average tasks can leave you sleepy.
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Sunday, 9 December 2018

With only a Tablespoon Per Day, You Will Go Down 30 Pounds and Lose Weight in One Month

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The best way to lose weight is to speed your metabolism. At this point, what you need to know is that there are many natural foods that can help in boosting your metabolism. But, in case you want to achieve this, you will need to pay attention to the spices that you consume. The diet that follows is known as the MURDERER OF OBESITY! During the process of weight loss, hunger will not be unusual and uncommon feeling. In order to avoid specific diets with lowering the calories intake that produce the hunger feeling, you will need to combine specific herbs and add them to the foods you prepare. While consuming these herbs, you will speed up your metabolism and this will help you burn the fat and eliminate obesity.


The following are the most popular known spices and herbs that we consume daily which are proven to boost your metabolism:

  • cinnamon,
  •  cayenne,
  •  cumin,
  •  ginger,
  •  garlic,
  •  black pepper,
  •  dandelions,
  •  cardamom.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Make This Mixture And Apply It On Your Face Every Day! Your Skin Will Look Like You Have 20 Years

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Women are using different creams to look younger and more beautiful but after a while, they notice that not all of those creams are efficient.Today we are going to show you a recipe for a home-made cream that is more efficient than most of the creams. The ingredients are cheap and easy to find in every store so you can prepare it even from today. A lot of women are using Botox but it is expensive and not everyone can afford it. But this cream will replace the Botox and it will save you some money. And what is more, there won’t be any side effects like those which come along with Botox.

INGREDIENTS

  • Low-fat sour cream (1 tbsp.)
  • Fresh carrot juice (5 tbsp.)
  • Cornstarch (1 tbsp.)

PREPARATION

Boil the water then add the cornstarch. Stir and mix until the water evaporates and the mixture becomes thicker. Leave it to cool down and add the sour cream and the carrot juice and mix well.

INSTRUCTIONS

Apply the mask on your face and leave it for ½ an hour and then wash it well. If you prepare more than you need put it in the fridge and use it later.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Easy Way To Get Rid Of Blackheads At Home Easily

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Blackheads are dark tiny bumps on the skin. They are a mild type of acne and are medically known as open comedones. Interestingly, the black color of these comedones is not due to dirt. They appear dark and black in color as the sebum is exposed to the oxygen in the air. Though slightly raised, unlike pimples, blackheads are not painful or inflamed.


  • Mash a few strawberries to get two tablespoons of strawberry pulp. Mix a teaspoon of honey in this pulp to form a paste. Apply it on your face and neck. Rinse it off after 20 minutes.

  • There is another interesting homemade peel off mask prepared by mixing half a cup of lemon juice, orange juice, or tomato juice and a packet of plain gelatin. You can heat this mixture either on a stovetop or in a microwave for about 15 seconds. Leave it to set for about five minutes. Finally, brush it lightly on your face, particularly around your nose with a makeup brush or a small paintbrush and peel it off when it dries.

  • Whisk an egg white and apply a thin layer on your face, especially around the nose. When it dries, spread another layer. Let it dry for about 15 minutes. Finally, scrub it off with a warm, wet washcloth to reduce blackheads naturally. You can follow this procedure once or twice a week.

  • Use an over-the-counter cream or lotion containing benzoyl peroxide to get rid of blackheads. You can use it about two times in a day for about four to six weeks. Before applying the cream, though, make sure your clean your face thoroughly. You can also use retinoids and cleansers containing salicylic acid.

14 Symptoms That Indicate High Blood Sugar Levels And How To Reverse It Naturally!

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Every person should worry about their own blood sugar level because if someone (who is healthy) has a high blood sugar level for extended periods of time can lead to diabetes or other serious health diseases. It is not just candy, sodas and cakes that cause spikes in blood sugar levels.

What are the causes of high blood sugar symptoms?
You could be experiencing high blood sugar symptoms if you feel always hungry if you gained weight even if you are trying to lower them, or if you have stomach problems.

Factors that can contribute to high blood sugar are:
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of regular exercise -Stress
  • Certain health conditions
  • Use of certain medications


What are the high blood sugar symptoms?

High blood sugar is just a symptom of diabetes, so it doesn’t mean that if you have a high blood sugar level that you have diabetes. In some cases, people are not having symptoms at all of the high blood sugar.

The symptoms are:
-Dry mouth
-Increased thirst
-Stomach problems
-Slow healing of cuts and wounds
-Always being hungry
-Dry and itchy skin
-Frequent urination and urination during the night
-Nerve problems
-Blurred vision
-Recurrent infections
-Excess abdominal fat/weight gain
-Daily fatigue or extreme tiredness

Using a Glycemic Index Food List to Decrease High Blood Sugar Symptoms

The glycemic index, or GI, measures how a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood glucose. Foods are ranked based on how they compare to a reference food — either glucose or white bread. A food with a high GI raises blood glucose more than a food with a medium or low GI.

It uses a scale from 0 to 100. The higher the values, the most rapid rise in blood sugar levels are. Pure glucose has a scale of 100. Foods with a high GI are rapidly digested, on the other hand, foods with low GI are slowly digested. You can prevent the high blood sugar symptoms if you consume more low-GI foods because they reduce insulin levels. Low-GI foods have many benefits, we already mentioned one, and another one is that they are very good for weight control.

So if you want to prevent blood sugar symptoms, or you want to take control over your weight, or even you want a better overall health, you can use the GI so you can achieve your goals easier.

Glycemic Index Food List (for a few common foods)

1 egg-0
1 cup hummus – 6
1 cup broccoli – 10
1 medium yellow onion – 10
1 cup walnuts – 15
1 cup cashews – 22
1 cup cherries – 22
½ large grapefruit – 25
1 cup yogurt (without sugar added) – 23
1 Turkey sausage – 28
1 cup butter beans – 31
1 cup kidney beans – 34
1 medium apple – 38
8 oz. tomato juice – 38
1 cup spaghetti – 42
1 cup green grapes – 46
8 oz. pineapple juice – 46
1 large carrot – 47
1 medium orange – 48
1 large banana – 52
1 cup peas – 54

There are all low glycemic foods and they are ideal to consume. The scale is from 0 to 54 for low glycemic foods.
1 cup brown rice – 55
1 tablespoon honey – 55
1 cup oatmeal – 58
1 serving macaroni and cheese – 64
1 cup white rice – 64

These are moderate glycemic foods, and they should be used with caution. The scale is from 55 to 69 for moderate glycemic foods.

1 slice white bread – 70
2 cups popcorn – 72
1 glazed doughnut – 76
1 rice cake – 78
1 medium baked potato – 85
Cornflakes cereal – 92
50 grams glucose – 100

These are high glycemic foods, and you should try to avoid them or to completely eliminate them from your diet. The scale is from 70 to 100.
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10 BEST FOOD THAT IMPROVE YOUR BLOOD CIRCULATION

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Having good blood circulation is essential to staying healthy. Improving your blood circulation helps your blood flow to all your vital organs, supplying them with needed oxygen and nutrients. You may need to improve your blood circulation if you frequently have cold feet and toes, swelling in your feet, pins, and needles in your legs or arms, or get fatigued easily. Poor blood circulation could also be a cause of hair loss, dizziness, or headaches.
You can improve the flow of blood throughout your body by making lifestyle changes, eating a healthy diet and using home remedies.

1. Dark Chocolate
Cocoa contains flavonoids which are naturally found in plants and fruits and has been well linked to improving blood circulation. Dark chocolate rich in natural flavonoids improves blood circulation when compared with white chocolate with no flavonoids.

2. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E which is shown to help keep blood tie clots from forming. They are great at helping improve circulation. Likewise so are foods such as olives, nuts, and pumpkin seeds.

3. Garlic
Garlic has many uses and one of them is it cleanses the blood and helps prevent plaque build-up. Other foods in the bulb group such as radishes, onions, and leeks are also good at stimulating blood flow.

4. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne is available as a fresh pepper or dried spice and has been associated with increased metabolic rate and strengthening arteries and blood vessels. Cayenne pepper is best eaten raw in salads or juiced.

5. Goji Berries
Goji berries can be found in natural health stores and look similar to raisins. They are high in fiber to help boost the immune system as well as increasing blood circulation.

6. Oranges
Oranges and other citrus fruits high vitamin C are natural blood thinners and are said to strengthen capillary walls and prevent plaque build-up which leads to poor circulation.

7. Root Ginger
Ginger is known for helping nausea and digestion problems as well as increasing blood circulation. Ginger can be eaten raw or added to foods or why not try ginger tea.

8. Ginko Biloba
One of the world’s oldest surviving tree species, Ginkgo biloba dilates blood vessels and in doing so increases blood flow. It is also thought to increase blood flow to the brain.

9. Avocados
Avocados contain heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids which research has shown to support the cardiovascular system and increase blood circulation.

10. Watermelon
Watermelons are rich in lycopene which is a natural antioxidant linked to improving circulation. Lycopene is a natural pigment which gives certain foods their reddish color. Tomatoes, pink grapefruit, and apricots also contain lycopene.
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Do You Know? What Happens To Your Body 10 Hours After Applying The Nail Polish

It’s a known fact that most of the females love to color their nails. Nevertheless, the majority of them are just not aware that nail polish is very dangerous. Since it contains some chemical compounds that are able to do a lot of damage both on the outside and inside of your body.

There have been some recent studies which have proved that some popular nail polish brands contain various harmful chemicals and toxins that are able to cause a hormonal imbalance as well as some other health problems. The study has focused on more than 20 females who are regularly coloring their nails with some of the most popular brands for nail polish. The results demonstrated that all of the brands studied tested positive on triphenylphosphate even after 10 hours after it was applied.

WHAT IS TRIPHENYLPHOSPHINE?

It is the chemical compound that has the ability to disrupt the endocrine system as well as the hormones and affect your entire metabolism and reproductive system. This compound is most harmful to the women who are regularly coloring their nails, and by doing this, they are letting the accumulation of the dangerous chemical, triphenyl phosphate, in their system, which will lead to slowly destroying their body from the inside. Triphenylphosphate is considered an extremely powerful neurotoxin and allergen that could have serious consequences on your health. However, you should know that the nail polishes contain even more dangerous compounds.

The following are some of them:

-Toluene: A chemical that is known to prevent the proper development of the children and it could also cause skin irritation.

-FORMALDEHYDE: Formaldehyde is the famous carcinogen that can to dissolve in air and water. Exposure to it could possibly cause symptoms. Like inflammation, asthma, and shortness of breath and it’s especially dangerous to those persons who are suffering from chronic disorders.

These are some natural alternatives to the nail polish:


-HONEYBEE GARDENS
It is a natural nail polish that is also base on water and it doesn’t have even the slightest trace of any of the chemicals we mentioned above.

-SPIRITUAL
SpaRitual is the vegan nail polish brand. It’s free of any kind of toxins.

-ACQUARELLA
Acquarella is an entirely natural ingredient and it offers more than 50 different nail colors. It’s water-based and it doesn’t contain formaldehyde, triphenylphosphate nor toluene.

Home Remedies Against Rosacea That Might Help You

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems. Rosacea can occur in anyone. But it most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin. 
Taking care of your skin can sometimes be a challenge. Add to it something like rosacea, and now the challenge seems impossible. Through some great home remedies, you may be able to be the victor in the rosacea challenge.

Below is a list of 7 ways you can try to fight against rosacea and win.


1.Chamomile.
Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, so ‘‘Top 10 Home Remedies’’ recommends making a cold compress by placing 3 to 6 tea bags in 3 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove the bags and put the tea in the refrigerator to chill. Once the tea is completely cold, soak a washcloth in the tea and wring it out. Place the cloth on the affected area for 15 minutes. Do this three to four times a day until you see an improvement.

2. Oatmeal.
Another oldie but goodie, oatmeal is another anti-inflammatory and soothes the skin. ‘‘One Good Thing’’ says to take 1/2 cup of ground oats and mix it with 1/4 cup of water to make a paste. Put the paste on the rosacea and let it sit for 20 minutes before gently wiping off with a warm, wet cloth.
3. Cucumber.
You can make a soothing cucumber mask from 1 peeled, pureed cucumber and 1 egg white, blended together. Place the mask on your face for 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off.
4. Aloe vera.
Aloe vera is excellent for hydrating the skin and healing burns and cuts. ‘‘How to Remove that’’ recommends applying aloe vera gel straight on the affected skin twice a day.
5. Feverfew.
Feverfew is not a topical remedy, but an oral one. This may take several months before you see any results, but it is supposed to help.

6. Maitake mushrooms.
Dr. Weil’s Origins’ Plantidote is a topical serum that has proven to be beneficial in treating rosacea according to WebMD. It can be ordered online or bought in stores like Macy’s or JC Penny’s.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

5+ Helpful & Genius Moving Tips No one Told You Before

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Moving from one house to another can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. Staying organized, making lists, and planning ahead make the whole process a lot easier, but so does having a few handy packing tips and tricks up your sleeve!Because my family is planning a big move in the near future, I’ve spent the last week looking for ways to make the whole moving process more enjoyable. I’m really not one to obsess over the little things, but I do want to get our belongings from one place to the other in one piece. We’ve just purchased a few new furniture items and I don’t want to risk any damage. These are the ones that were most helpful to me! I’ve also included a checklist of non-packing essentials that should be planned in advanced. Hope they help!




1. DIY Box Handles:

Make picking up and lifting heavy boxes a little easier by cutting handholds in two sides of the box with a utility knife! Leave the top flaps of your triangular cut-outs attached and simply fold them in.




2. Padding & Space Fillers With Soft Items:
Place stuffed animals, pillows, sheets, blankets, and other soft items in trash bags and use them as padding next to fragile items in the moving truck. It also helps fill up irregular empty space in the truck so your belongings won’t shift around during the move.




3. Masking Tape On Mirrors:
Use masking tape to place a large X on your mirrors and glass frames. It won’t prevent it from breaking, but it will absorb shock and keep the glass in the frame in the case that it is dropped or shuffled in the moving truck.



4. Safely Pack & Move Plates:
Because foam plates are already in the shape of a plate, it makes perfect sense to use them to protect your delicate glass and ceramic plates. Place one in-between each place to prevent them from chipping or breaking.



5. Plastic Wrap Is Your Friend:

Use plastic wrap to keep items in their place! No sense in emptying your drawers or silverware tray when you can use plastic wrap to keep drawers shut or smaller items in their intended container.



6. Paper Bags In Place Of Newspaper:
Paper bags are perfect for protecting glass cups and small bowls in the moving process. Double the bags for extra protection. Bonus: there’s no ink-bleed like you’d get from newspaper.


7. Take A Photo of Your Cords:
Before you disconnect them to be boxed up, take a quick snapshot of the cords on the back of your television and other electronics so that you can remember where they all go! My husband would probably think this was silly, but I’m cord impaired. I’d rather never watch TV again than try to actually hook it up.



8. Use Rolling Luggage For Heavy Items:


If you’ve got them, use your rolling luggage bags for really heavy items like books. Now you can avoid the heavy lifting and simply roll the bags onto your moving truck.
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6 Things Every Grown Woman Should Know

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Approach adulthood like the boss bitch you are. (Or at least know how to fake it.)



1. How to eat alone in a restaurant without feeling super awkward.Mandate Pictures

Check your phone, read a book if you need to, but eating alone really isn’t that bad.

2. How to fire up a BBQ.

Why wait around for an invite or a dude when you can simply fire up the ‘barbie on your own? FEAST OF RIBS FOR ONE, PLEASE.

3. How important it is to get your bits checked on a regular basis.
“It’s scary!” “It’s uncomfortable!” “I don’t want to!”

4. What your actual bra size is.

Go to your local department store, see one of the nice ladies in the lingerie section, and GET FITTED. Bearing the wrong bra size is not only uncomfortable, but it can actually damage breast tissue. Precious, precious breast tissue.

5. When to stop waiting for him to call you back.

Did he say that he’d call you and he hasn’t? Remember that “he’s just not that into you” thing? Yeah. This is a case of that, and that’s OK.

6. How to go outside into the actual, public world without makeup on.
What’s the worst thing that will happen?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

And now I have a pretty and stylish storage and organization solution for my bathroom! (Mason Jar Bathroom Storage & Accessories)

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I’ve seen these painted and distressed mason jar bathroom storage and accessories sets on Etsy for the past year or so and have to admit I’ve been intrigued. My first concern has been durability. Especially if you’re using craft paint. It’s water soluble. And even with a top clear coat, I worried that they finish would eventually wash off. Or peel off. Which has made me reluctant to try my hand at creating this mason jar bathroom storage set. You’ll admit the finish isn’t permanent. But it’s much more durable than craft paint. Especially after you give it a clear sealant coat.

 

1. Give your jars two coats of Amy Howard One Step Paint in your choice of color; let dry completely between coats.


2. After the second coat dries overnight, distress the raised lettering on the mason jar. I use 80 grit sandpaper.

3. Finish it with two coats of a matte finish sealant. This is my go to product that I found at the online shop.

For the toothbrush holder, I used a mason jar lid insert that is meant for a flower arrangement.
For the soap dispenser, I purchased the lid converter kit from an online shop. And that’s it. The smallest jar is a 4 oz. quilted jelly jar. The cotton balls are in one of Ball’s Elite Collection jars (1/2 pint).
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4 Natural Ways to Wake Up Looking Gorgeous

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The importance of a good night’s sleep isn’t lost on any of us. Besides keeping the mind healthy, it also plays a huge role in making sure you’re looking your very best. And while a solid eight hours of beauty rest can go a long way, why not put those hours spent in bed to good use and get even more gorgeous overnight? These 4 beauty and hair tips work while you sleep, so you just need to lay your pretty head down and wake up looking like new!


1. Wash Your Face:
The best of beauty products won’t make a difference if you don’t start with a clean slate, so always wash your face before going to bed. Keep a stash of cleansing wipes in your bedside table for a quick fix on those exhausting late nights.

2. Honey and Cinnamon Spot Treatment:

Get rid of acne without any harsh chemicals. Honey and cinnamon are natural remedies for killing bacteria, zapping away zits as you sleep. (via Beautiful by Nature)

3. Aloe Vera:
In addition to soothing a nasty sunburn, aloe vera is also another great natural remedy for curing acne. Use aloe vera gel as a spot treatment or as an overnight moisturizer that keeps skin soft but not greasy. (via Mind Body Green)

4. Cold Eye Cream:
You may already be applying your eye cream religiously, but did you know it works better when it’s cold? Keep your eye cream in the refrigerator and apply before going to bed to decrease morning puffiness.

Monday, 26 November 2018

2 Yoga Poses for Back Pain – Strengthen and Heal Your Lower Back

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why I’m writing this article and why you’re here. I love yoga, you love yoga, now let’s use the beautiful practice to heal our bodies and reverse all that damn sitting!

1. Supine Spinal Twist

  • Begin from the pose above and with the right knee into the chest.
  • Exhale – roll onto your left hip as the right knee softens toward the ground.
  • Extend your right arm out along the floor, shoulder-width height.
  • Keep the left hand resting gently on the right knee.
  • Let the right knee become heavy, slowly releasing further towards the floor.
  • Stay for 10 – 30 breaths.
  • Inhale – gently engage the low belly and bring both knees back to center.
  • Repeat the above steps on the left side

Benefits: Stretches the back muscles and glutes, massages the back and hips, hydrates the spinal discs, and lengthens, relaxes, and realigns the spine.
Cautions:
if back pain or back injury is a concern, bring both knees together and twist to your body’s comfort.


2.Childs Pose

  • Begin in a neutral tabletop position – bring knees together, sit back onto the heels, then gently release the torso to the ground.
  • The arms can drape behind the body with palms up or extend long towards the front of the mat with palms down.
  • Forehead softly rests on the ground and back of the neck is long.
  • Gently close the eyes and let gravity do the work.

Benefits: helps relax and rejuvenate the entire body, encourages forward flexion in the spine, hips, and knees. Considered a resting pose that centers calms, and soothes the body.
Cautions: avoid if experiencing knee injury or recovering from a recent knee injury.
Happy Pinning :)

Sunday, 25 November 2018

WHY SUGAR IS BAD FOR US ?

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Do you take an extra spoon of sugar in your tea or coffee every morning? Do you like to sip on soft drinks too often? There is some bad news for you. You are consuming a sweet, slow killer every day in the form of sugar. Whether that is regular sugar or added sweeteners, sugar has been proved to be a dangerous item that affects the human body in a number of ways that you surely aren’t aware of. Though the debate has been ongoing for decades, recent research have finally nailed it – yes, sugar is bad for you!
It increases cardiac risk:
While high cholesterol and fat were considered to be the most harmful for cardiac health, sugar isn’t far behind in that race. It has been proved that sugar affects the cardio-vascular activities and increases the risks of a heart attack more than 30%. Sugar, taken in any form, has been identified as a silent killer.

Increase insulin resistance:

Higher consumption of sugar can cause cells of your body to become resistant to insulin, thereby impeding the regular functions of insulin, the most important being the absorption of blood sugar (or glucose) by the cells and its use. Naturally, glucose remains in the blood stream and gives rise to a number of prolonged diseases like cardio-vascular diseases, obesity, metabolism syndrome and type II diabetes.

Increase cancer risk:
Since the body cells become insulin resistant, it becomes impossible for the hormone to prevent uncontrolled cell growth in the body – a condition that is the stepping stone to cancer. What is more, the inflammatory properties of sugar also act as a trigger for cancer in the body.

Increases calorie intake:
Fructose has much different effect on the satiety centers of the brain than glucose. While glucose intake triggers proper activity in the satiety center, fructose intake doesn’t. Naturally, the feeling of hunger persists even after sufficient amount of food has been consumed and this leads to over-eating and thus more unwanted calories in the body.

Can be addictive:
Who could even think that something as negligible as sugar could be addictive! But the truth is really disheartening. Sugar is indeed addictive and this is because the consumption of sugar causes excessive release of dopamine (one of the neurotransmitters) that creates the feeling of pleasure.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

How to prevent an angora sweater from shedding all over the damn place ?

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To prevent an angora sweater from shedding all over the damn place, place it in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer for three hours. Shake it after you take it out of the bag to remove excess hair.

How to get rid of pills from an old hoodie or sweat shirt?

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Try a razor to get rid of pills from an old hoodie or sweatshirt.

The Secret to Unshrinking a Sweater

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You can un-shrink a sweater, by soaking it in warm water and
 hair conditioner for a few minutes.

Hacks for washing Socks

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Never lose another effing sock again:
Wash your socks in a lingerie bag.
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Clothing Hacks when you sat in some gum

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 So you sat in some gum. NBD!
 Get it out by freezing it and then scraping it off with a butter knife.
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

In Case If your stiff leather jacket isn’t to your liking here is what to do?

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If your stiff leather jacket isn’t to your liking, you can loosen it up by getting it wet and stretching in it a bit.

Clothing Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Far Better

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2. Get a stuck zipper unstuck by rubbing some crayon on both sides of the zipper. (It’s best to match the crayon color to the zipper)

Seriously Ingenious Clothing And Shoe Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Far Better

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1. Skip the softener but use a little lavender essential oil in your laundry for the best-smelling clothes ever.

Simply add 12 to 15 drops of the stuff to your liquid detergent and mix, before adding to your machine. Here’s more on how to do it. And if you don’t love lavender, feel free to use another essential oil!

How to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally In 3 Minutes at Home

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Products aimed at beautifying your smile line the shelves of drugstores these days. The problem? Many of these teeth whitening products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health and can ultimately lead to eroding the enamel on your teeth. You can naturally and cheaply whiten your teeth at home using just two simple, all-natural ingredients and a toothbrush. You can brush your way to a whiter smile in just a few minutes’ time, once per week.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) – you can also use baking soda as a general kitchen medicine. The juice of half a lemon or lime – also sees how to use lemon as a medicine. A clean, new toothbrush. That’s it! Here is how to put nature’s smile brightener to work for you:)

Teeth Whitening at Home – The Method

1. Place a tablespoon of baking soda into a small bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lemon (or half a lime) over the top.

2. The mixture will fizz up as the soda interacts with the citric acid in the citrus juice.

3. Once the fizzing subsides somewhat, take your toothbrush and stir the mixture into a thick paste. If the paste is too runny, add a dash or two more of baking soda until the proper consistency has been reached.

4. Put the paste onto the toothbrush and brush all of your teeth thoroughly, just as you would with regular toothpaste.

5. Rinse your mouth out well with plenty of water, and you’re done! That’s all there is to it.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Sweet, refreshing and an amazing way to cleanse the body

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Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic are known neurotoxins. Neurotoxins disrupt nerve transmission and that pretty much controls your body’s entire communication system. So if you’ve suffered from chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, “brain fog,” numbness, burning or tingling sensations, poor memory, muscle spasms, and migrating pains, you may have been dealing with neurotoxicity. Here is the recipe for it to cure you.


THE LOVE GRACE SWEET CILANTRO JUICE RECIPE

  • 2 oranges
  • 5 leaves swiss chard
  • 5 stalks celery
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 inch fresh peeled ginger

Directions: Run all ingredients through a quality home juicer and enjoy!

Chelating is a term used to describe a chemical reaction that occurs to aid in the removal of heavy metals. Chelating agents bind with the heavy metals, making them chemically inert and water soluble so they can be excreted without harm to the body.Now combine the power of cilantro’s chelating properties with all the other delicious, health boosting, vitamin-rich ingredients found in this recipe and you have yourself one heck of a drink!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Best Homemade Mouthwash to Removes Tooth Plaque In 2 Minutes.

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It’s inexpensive. You may make your personal do-it-yourself mouthwash and nonetheless get marvelous results. You possibly can take away tartar with utterly protected and pure substances.No Chemical substances, It reduces the presence of plaque, whereas reaching and combating micro organism that escaped dental cleansing on the identical time.It’s truly the ultimate step within the removing of micro organism and germs. Furthermore, it leaves the mouth clear and the breath recent.


This is how to prepare this mouthwash:

You will need:
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup warm water
  • -Toothbrush
  • -Toothpicks
Instructions:
You should combine the salt and baking soda, and then wet the toothbrush in some warm water. Spread the mixture above it, and rub the teeth. Then, spit it. Repeat this for two minutes.Next, mix the hydrogen peroxide with the warm water, and use this solution to rinse the mouth for a minute. Expel it from the mouthwash.In the end, use a toothpick to remove the tartar from between the teeth. Rinse with cold water.(Repeat this twice a week)
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Sunday, 21 October 2018

YOU NEED TO EAT THIS IF YOU HAVE HAIR LOSS, BRITTLE NAILS OR YOU’RE NOT SLEEPING WELL

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It may interest you to know that adrenal gland issues can affect the health of your hair, nails and even your sleep quality. Your adrenal glands are located on the top part of your kidneys and they are endocrine glands. These glands are responsible for the release of several hormones, such as steroids and adrenaline. The importance of these hormones cannot be overemphasized, as they help to regulate your blood pressure, boost your immunity and your rate of metabolism.Your body is better equipped to handle stress with these hormones released in your body, so any obstruction to the function of the adrenal glands can lead to a myriad of health problems. You can get your adrenal gland up and running again with a homemade natural recipe involving the use of Brazilian walnuts.



Here’s what you require and how this remedy is prepared:
-Pure natural honey
-Parsley leaves (Dried)
-Ginger (Ground)
-Brazilian walnuts
-Raisins

Preparation:
The first thing you need to do is to incorporate the dried parsley leaves and Brazilian walnuts into a blender and blend them.
Next, add your raisins, ground ginger and pure honey.
Blend the entire ingredients until you have a homogeneous mixture.

Note:Consume two tablespoons of this homemade, natural adrenal gland boosting remedy early in the morning before breakfast and on an empty stomach.You should take this dosage twice or thrice in an entire week. By so doing, you will give your adrenal gland a boost and you will immediately see and feel changes in your body.
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How To Remove Toxins Deposited in Your Colons ?

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The colon is one of the most important organs in the body because it regulates the immune system, aids the digestion process, and maintains water balance in the body. Therefore, when the colon isn’t functioning 100%, toxic waste begins piling up in the body, instead of being disposed adequately.During our life, more than 30,000 liters of liquid pass through the intestines, with additional 100 tons of different types of foods.That is, the intestines contain more than 30 pounds of toxic waste and fecal deposits.These toxins enter the blood and they can cause irreparable damage. Some of the most common symptoms of a toxic colon are constipation, excessive weight, kidney and liver diseases, diabetes, problems with the skin, nails, and hair, arthritis, cancer, disrupted metabolism, etc.


In order to remove all these toxins from the colon, you should consume 1 to 3 tbsp of flaxseed flour for 3 weeks. Flaxseed encourages the cleansing, but it also preserves the intestinal microflora.

Needed:
  1. 350 ml of kefir
  2. Organic flaxseed meal

Use: During the first week, you need to mix 100 ml of kefir with 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal and drink it, during the second week you should mix 100 ml of kefir with 2 tbsp of flaxseed meal, and during the third week, you need to drink a mixture of 150 ml of kefir and 3 tbsp of flaxseed meal.

Note:Don’t forget to drink a lot of water during this treatment. This method shouldn’t be performed more than once per year.
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Saturday, 20 October 2018

12 MINS EACH DAY WILL GIVE YOU HOT LEGS

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The process of losing weight on your thighs is easier than you think. Since your thigh fat is attached to the largest muscle in your body, it is easy for you to lose unwanted fat from this specific area.Hips and thighs are where most of the unnecessary fat comes home to rest to make your figure unattractive. Hormones, genetics and an unhealthy lifestyle are the top causes of fat accumulated in these areas.

  1. Lunge:

This is a very effective exercise to get your thighs into great shape. Push into your heel and return to your starting position. This exercise is very effective for the thigh muscles. It elevates the heart rate and help to burn fat faster.
How to do:
  • Stand with your feet slightly apart and flex your abdominal muscles.
  • Step forward with your left leg, while your torso stays straight.
  • Bend your knee until it forms a 90-degree angle.

2. Side Lunge:

Lunges are a great thigh exercise, but the side lunge adds a little extra fuel to really target your inner thigh muscles
How to do :
  • Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart.
  • Lower yourself as if you are going to sit down on a chair, until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Return to the standing position. Repeat twice, 15 to 20 times.

3. Squats:

Squats are a great way to use your legs to tone up your thighs.
How to do:
  • Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart.
  • Lower yourself as if you are going to sit down on a chair, until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Return to the standing position. Repeat twice, 15 to 20 times.

4. Jumping jack:

Jumping jacks is a full-body conditioning exercise that strengthens your legs, arms, and core. In addition, this exercise also conditions your heart and lungs. It’s one exercise great for getting your heart rate up and burning calories.
How to do:
  • Stand with your legs together and arms at your sides.
  • Jump to move the legs outward and raise the arms above your head.
  • Jump again to return to the starting position.
  • Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.

5. Leg Up:

This a good thigh exercise. It will help you shed fat from the lower body.
How to do:
  • Lie down on the floor facing the ceiling.
  • Keep your palms on the side facing the floor and relax.
  • Lift both the legs at about a 30-degree angle from the ground.
  • Hold for about five seconds. Slowly bring the legs down to the floor.
  • Repeat this 10 times.
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VERY SIMPLE HOME-MADE TIPS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DARK UNDERARMS AT HOME

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Hello ladies!!
How often have you glanced at your lady love’s long and slender arms and felt like melting into her embrace? However, women always tend to feel shy while wearing sleeveless tops or shirts, particularly if they have dark underarms. That can be a real source of mortification and embarrassment.So here are some effective home-made tips to brighten up your dark underarms.

Rightening Up Your Dark Underarms
Dark armpits can be a major source of embarrassment, particularly if you are donning an off shoulder gown or a sleeveless top. How to get rid of such unbecoming dark patches on your underarms? Instead of going for the rigorous and painstaking parlor hair removing treatments, it is a far better bet to opt for the home made tips to do it.

Don’t shave, wax your armpits
Instead of shaving as it’s a quicker method, it would be much better if you started waxing your underarm With shaving, only the surface hair comes out. However if you resort to the natural method of waxing, you should be relieved to feel your tender underarm skin much lighter. This is because the hair is pulled out from the base while the waxing is being done.

Applying creams and skin tones
If you are very fond of wearing sleeveless dresses and are embarrassed to because of your dark underarms, use lemon. It is a great source of lightening your skin. Just rub the lemon juice on your armpits before having your bath and use a moisturizer after you are done.You can also create a solution of juice after grating the cucumbers or potatoes. Leave this juice on your underarms for about fifteen minutes which will help it to lighten the area. Then wash it off with water. You can also use the potato skin to rub the afflicted body portions.
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Friday, 19 October 2018

6 Natural Ways To Help & Treat Uncomfortable Receding Gums

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Hey all!!
Receding gums lines can cause embarrassment and discomfort. Gum line recession is when your gums begin to pull away from your teeth, creating a gap that can lead to a buildup of bacteria.A few common causes are heredity, gum disease, improper hygiene and smoking.Gum recession is not something you should ignore, and it will not go away on its own. If left untreated, receding gums can cause infection and eventually tooth decay. However, don’t feel like all is lost when you see signs of receding gums. You have options.


1. Oil pulling
Find Home Remedy suggests oil pulling to help prevent receding gums. Sesame oil is a great substitute mouthwash because it has properties that fight against tartar and plaque buildup. You can use this remedy to combat gum recession before it begins.Simply use a quarter of a cup of sesame oil to swish around your mouth. Warming the oil helps activate compounds that protect gums and teeth from toxins. Additionally, the warm layer of oil coats the skin and creates a temporary barrier from bacteria.

2. Green tea
Green tea can be used to soothe inflamed gums and destroy bacteria that can lead to serious infection. To use, drink a warm cup of green tea every day to keep gums healthy and strong.

3. Aloe vera
According to Rapid Home Remedies, aloe vera is known for its inflammatory and antibacterial abilities and can be used to protect the gums from infection or treat existing infection. All you’ve got to do is use the plant’s gel to brush your teeth (after your regular brushing) or as a mouthwash after each meal.

4. Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus is an essential oil that kills bacteria in the mouth and also works as an anti-inflammatory for swollen, infected gums. Its protective properties stimulate tissue growth, helping to soothe irritated gums, according to Rapid Home Remedies.Simply rub a small amount of oil directly on the gums. Allow it to set for a few moments before rinsing away with fresh water. Daily use will help promote healing to infected gums and protect your mouth from harmful toxins.

5. Myrrh
Myrrh is a type of resin that can be used to treat receding gums. According to Find Home Remedy, it works to strengthen the gums and make them less susceptible to bacteria and infection. You can use myrrh as a simple rinse a few times per day or as a paste that sets directly on the gums to treat a particular area in the mouth.

6. Yarrow
Yarrow has antiseptic and astringent qualities that work to cleanse and prevent damage to gums, according to Find Home Remedy. All you’ve got to do is rub the flowers or the leaves over your gums to help keep gums clean and prevent gum recession.
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

DO YOU HAVE THESE RED SPOTS ON VARIOUS PARTS OF YOUR BODY SHOULD YOU WORRY WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Hello everyone!!
Have you ever noticed red spots on your skin and wondered whether they are good or bad? We, are familiar with those moles, but we know they are harmless skin growths.However, these red spots are quite uncommon and normally occur in people between the age of 40-45 years. They can also appear in adolescence or childhood, but more common in the adulthood.These red spots are also named as ‘ruby points’ because of their color and also because they are itchy, especially when your body is sweating. Red spots on your skin are due to failures in vascular system and quite often they appear on your chest and arms. 


Majority of the people opt in for surgery to get rid of these spots but what if you could remove them without any surgery?


1. Lemon Juice
You need a fresh lemon. Its acidic properties can help eliminate the infection, soothe the area and eventually remove the red spots.Just squeeze 2-4 tbsp. of lemon juice, take a cotton ball, dip and gently apply over the spots. Leave the area for five minutes until dry. Now, rinse with water. Do twice a day.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar
The mild acids in apple cider vinegar helps tone up your skin and restore its pH balance. The antioxidants in it heals your skin from all kinds of infections. Just take ½ tsp. of apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp. water, mix them, dip a cotton ball and apply. Repeat twice a day.

3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has soothing properties that treats the skin irritation and ailments. Just cut off a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera, squeeze out the gel and apply on the red spots.Leave it for 30 minutes and wash away with cold water. Repeat twice a day.

4. Coconut Oil
You’ll need virgin coconut oil. It has soothing capabilities that also moisturize your skin and makes it healthy. Firstly, clean your skin with gentle soap and water and dry it. Now massage with a few drops of coconut oil. Leave it overnight. Repeat daily before going to bed.
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Here’s How To Use Honey to Slow Down Aging of Skin, Reduce Hair Loss & wounds healing.

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Slower skin aging — Honey due to its antioxidants properties, it is able to protect the skin from radical damage. The radicals can speed up the aging and make the skin saggy. To keep your skin youthful it is very important to drink plenty of water. You should mix some honey and lemon juice and apply this mixture on your face and neck.Leave it to stand for some time, and when is dried you can rinse it with water. Twice a week repeat this procedure. 


Use:Make mixture of 2 tablespoons of honey and avocado pulp. Use the fingers so you can spread the mask on your face. Let it stand for 30 minutes then you can rinse with lukewarm water. Once a week do this procedure.

Hair loss — Due to its powerful antioxidants, honey can kill bacteria and germs responsible for reducing the hair and can promote new hair to grow. It is great for eliminating dandruff: make mixture of 1 tablespoon of honey and onion juice. On your scalp apply this and gently massage.
Let it stand for 30 minutes then you can wash your hair with shampoo. Twice a week repeat this procedure. Or, also you can make hair mask by combining equal parts of honey and yogurt. On wet hair apply this mixture and leave it for 40 minutes. You can wash your hair with shampoo. 3 times a week repeat this procedure.

Minor cuts/wounds healing — For treating minor cuts and wounds healing the honey is considered extremely useful because it has the ability to remove germs. It can take the extra fluid from that area and speed up the healing process.It can prevent the growth of microorganisms and further infection. Honey can topically treat wounds, The Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews study in 2013 showed. But not some chronic problems like ulcers or after surgery wound.Put a thick layer of Manuka on the cut and secure it with a bandage. Leave it for a couple of hours, and then make sure to clean the skin with a cloth.

Here is How To Use Honey to Fade Scars, Psoriasis treating & Acne.

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Fading scars  If there are at visible places the scars can be really ugly. It is hard totreat or remove them completely. Honey can help you to fade them a bit more.
Usage:Mix honey and raw fresh coconut oil. On the skin apply this mixture by massage with circular movements for 2 minutes. Put a cloth and let it stand for some time. You should repeat this procedure a couple of times a day.


Psoriasis treating — It is a long-lasting autoimmune disease which impairs skin cells. It can cause lesions, blisters, redness and in some cases even itchiness. Honey will not completely cure this condition, but will keep your damaged skin from further infections.It can soothe the patching, peeling, and dryness of the skin. The topical use of honey and beeswax/olive oil is significantly effective for dermatitis and psoriasis.
Usage: You should mix beeswax, 1 teaspoon oil, and honey and put in the microwave in order to warm up.Stir well so everything will be melted and let it cool for some time. On the affected areas apply as lotion several times a day.

No acne –As a result of excess skin oil in the pores and dust trapped in them the acne appears. As we said before, honey has strong antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties so will effectively remove the bacteria. Apply it raw on the acne and the skin area around the can.For a half an hour leave it to stand and then you can rinse it off. A couple of times a day repeat this procedure. Or, also there is another alternative.
Usage: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. On the acne apply this mixture and leave it for 15 minutes. Then, rinse it off and make sure to repeat the procedure the same day.
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

7 Exercises That Can Transform Every Part Of Your Body In 4 Weeks

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The Four-Week Plan

There is the four-week plan to get you toned and in shape! click on continue at the end in order to ready the right way of doing these exercises Thank you :)

Week 1:

Do the following for six days:
  • 2 minutes plank;
  • 1 minute push-ups;
  • 1 minute dead bug;
  • 1 minute downward dog leg pull;
  • 1 minute ball twist;
  • 2 minutes plank.
Have a ten-second break between the exercises.

Week 2:

Alternate the following sets for 6 days.Set 1:
  • 3 minutes plank;
  • 3 minutes dead bug;3 minutes downward dog leg pull.
Have a 15-second break between the exercises.

Set 2:

  • 3 minutes ball twist;
  • 3 minutes push-ups;
  • 3 minutes downward dog leg pull.
Have a 15-second break between the exercises.

Week 3: repeat the Week 1 set.

Week 4: repeat the Week 2 sets.

If you follow this for the full 4 weeks, you’ll be looking and feeling better than ever before! Good luck!Continue..
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Dead Bug Exercise & Downward Dog Leg Pull

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6. Dead Bug Exercise



Despite the creepy name, this exercise is also great for your core. It’s called the “dead bug exercise” because you sort of look like a bug lieing on it’s back. Weird, I know, but stick with me!
  • Lie on your back and stretch your arms up to touch your knees
  • Lower one leg and arm down until it almost touches the floor, keeping the opposite leg and arm in the same position
  • Return to the initial position and work the other half

7. Downward Dog Leg Pull



If you’re familiar with the yoga pose “downward dog”, this exercise will feel right at home to you. It’s a great way to work your core, thighs and bottom!
  • Start in the downward dog position, on all fours pressing back into your heels
  • Lift one leg straight back and up like the top image above
  • Bring that leg down and in to your chest
  • Repeat on the other side

Ball Twist & Table Top Leg Extension Exercises

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4. Ball Twist



Here’s a great one for your core. All you have to do it:
  • Start with your back against a wall
  • Bend your knees outward
  • Hold a medicine ball at chest level
  • Slowly twist from side to side

5. Table Top Leg Extension



This exercise is great for your thighs and bottom! It’s a great variation on your typical tabletop exercise. For added benefit, use some ankle and wrist weights. These will give you some added resistance and more exercise.
  • Prop yourself up on your hands and knees
  • Stretch one leg up and back
  • At the same time, stretch the opposite hand up and forward
  • Hold for five seconds
  • Return to starting position and work opposite side