Get rid of your brain fog with some dietary and lifestyle changes. Protein-rich foods increase mood-regulating serotonin. Including whole carbs instead of refined ones can keep a check on blood sugars. A healthy gut can keep your brain healthy, too. Regular exercises, yoga practices, and enough sleep can improve focus, concentration, and mental clarity.
In many individuals, the scalp can become really oily due to hyperactive sebaceous glands. This causes hair to appear oily and even dandruff and scalp acne to occur. Washing it every alternate day can be very beneficial in such cases. An apple cider vinegar rinse can also help. Avoid oil-based hair products and use a fuller's earth hair pack and ea tree oil infusion for daily massage.
Immunization helps save anywhere from 2 to 3 million lives a year – and that’s just the potentially fatal cases. Countless others are spared the scourge of vaccine-preventable infections and their sometimes horrific side effects, including disability and impairment. Children who are not vaccinated are more vulnerable to infections and may develop a more virulent form of a disease. The current immunization schedule in the United States can protect your child against no fewer than 14 serious diseases.
Sleep posture can be just as important as your daytime posture if you’re trying to avoid back pain. It's ideal to sleep on your back or on your side so your spine is aligned with the neck and head. But if you can’t manage that, use a pillow to ease pressure and stress on your back. Pick the right mattress to ward off back trouble. And remember, be careful about how you get out of bed – that can cause back pain too!
Taking good care of your teeth is very important as a set of beautiful, strong teeth not only helps you break down a wide variety of foods but also makes you feel quite attractive when you smile. Most of the time, people only brush their teeth once or twice a day and[.....]
Dry mouth is caused by the lack of sufficient saliva in your mouth. While mainstream remedies include oral moisturizers or artificial saliva, you can sort out a dry mouth with some home remedies. Sucking on ice chips, drinking lots of fluids, and chewing on sugar-free candies or gum can help. So can using a humidifier, having papaya or pineapple, and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and drying oral products. Also pay attention to your oral hygiene.
Massaging your baby can help you bond better and provide emotional as well as physical benefits. Use olive oil or coconut oil and glide your fingers in slow, firm strokes over your baby’s body. Start with the feet, go up the legs, and across the hips. Then work down from the baby's shoulders to the chest and down their arms. Massage your baby’s tummy using circular motions in a clockwise direction.
If stress is messing with your health, channel the power of breathing to relax the body. Start with a simple equal breathing technique that uses counting to focus on breath. Progress to pranayama (yogic breathing), nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) and kumbhaka pranayama (breath retention). Or learn a deep abdominal breathing method. If you prefer a more meditative experience, controlled breathing with imagery could be the technique for you.
What can you do to stop a persistent mosquito from biting you? A repellent, of course. If you are worried about the chemical repellents in the market, give essential oils like sage, thyme, lemon eucalyptus, lavender, clove, patchouli, citronella, catnip, fennel, etc a try. They are best known to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Although genetics does play a role in your ability to rise early (yes!), it is not impossible to alter habits. Take small steps and establish a consistent waking routine. Ensure quality sleep by going to sleep early and at the same time every day. Go outside during the day to sync your body clock with that of the day. Stay away from stimulants, gadgets, and stressful activities before bedtime. Make your bedroom atmosphere conducive to sleep. And if all this is not quite doing it, get yourself an alarm clock that works.
From reducing heart palpitations and cholesterol to calming you down in times of stress, there are many benefits of lemon balm extracts and oils. It can calm your mind, help you sleep better, boost immunity, and protect liver and heart. The antimicrobial properties of lemon balm help treat yeast infections.
Your nasal septum is a straight wall made of bone and cartilage which should ideally divide your nasal cavity into two equal parts. In some cases, due to a birth defect, or an injury to the nose, the septum bends severely to one side. This can make it difficult to breathe through your nose. It can also cause chronic sinus infections, nosebleeds, headaches, snoring, and disturbed sleep.
While bladder cancer may not have very obvious, visible, or unique symptoms, there are still signs you can learn to spot. Blood in your urine and increased urgency or frequency of urination can be red flags. Pain in the back or stomach should also be investigated further. Tiredness, pain in the lower back or bones, swollen feet, appetite and weight loss are indications of later stage or metastatic cancer. If you experience these, get checked right away.
Ginkgo biloba may just be the key to treating a number of health problems. Loaded with beneficial terpenoids and ﬂavonoids, ginkgo leaf extracts can fight dementia, Alzheimer's disease, sexual dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and intermittent claudication. Ginkgo can also help tackle anxiety, macular degeneration, normal tension glaucoma, tinnitus, and asthma. It works in combination too: taken with ginseng, ginkgo may improve your memory; a ginkgo–green tea topical application can give you a healthy glow.
To firm up sagging breasts, massage with olive oil, apply aloe vera gel and put the good old moisturizer to work. Chest exercises like the humble pushup, barbell press, and dumbbell chest press, and yoga asanas like the cobra pose, the triangle pose, or the camel pose can strengthen your chest and upper body and provide the muscle support needed. If you smoke, it's time to quit to prevent elastin and collagen breakdown in breast skin. Getting the right bra for general wear and for working out also makes a huge difference – an obvious but often ignored step!
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