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No, factors like genetics, percentage of body fat, dietary choices, stress and lack of sleep also are responsible. You must consume high fiber foods, do regular posture building exercises like planks and back extensions. You must also indulge in a de-stress routine like meditation or a hobby and practice yoga asanas like Uthkatasana and Naukasana.
Clogged pores can cause pimples, make sure you wash face well to prevent clogging. An oily scalp may cause pimples, wash every alternate day for an oil free scalp. Check with your doctor if your medication is disrupting hormones, this may also trigger pimples. Over exfoliation may cause irritation and trigger acne, don't exfoliate more than twice a week.
Add few scoops of coconut butter to smoothies for nutty, creamy texture and taste. Use coconut milk as a base for all kinds of pastes, gravies and curries. Bake your crepes, cakes and bread with coconut flour. Shred fresh or dried coconut meat on top of veggies or rice dishes. Add 2 tsp coconut oil to a mug of hot herbal tea. Drizzle some coconut oil on your salads.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Its main compound terpinen-4-ol has been proven to possess antimicrobial functions so tea tree oil can effectively fight with any type of sinuses invaders. To use, add it to water and to steam the nasal passageways with the help of a vaporizer.
Yes it is if certain precautions are followed. Sex during menstruation can ease PMS symptoms in women and eliminate room for mood swings and headaches as orgasms release endorphins. Make sure you use a condom to prevent bacterial infection, STD's and clean up after coitus. Don't forgo contraception as there is still a chance of pregnancy.
Lemon juice and baking soda can kill cancer cells. Cancer patients are advised to have 2 tsps of organic lemon juice with 1/2 tsp of baking soda on an empty stomach. Lemon is a proven anti-carcinogen, anti-depressant, works against cysts, tumors and internal parasites. Where as baking soda helps normalize body pH level, which prevents cancer from spreading.
Onion syrup - Peel onion skin, cut into 4 pieces. Add to a pot of water and boil. Cook until half the water is left. Cool and strain. Drink twice a day. Turmeric remedy - add 1/2 tsp of turmeric water to 1/2 tsp table salt and 1 cup hot water. Use as a throat gargle. Ginger remedy - Chop into fine pieces. Add to 1 cup water, boil till half the water is left. Strain the liquid.
Headaches caused by summer heat are mostly migraines. Sometimes they can be tension-type headaches or sinus too. Your risk for headache rises by 7.5% with every 5°C rise in temperature. To avoid an attack, wear sunglasses and a wide hat, don't skip meals, and keep yourself hydrated. Once an attack is under way, drink water, eat ginger every 4 hours, rub a peppermint oil-based gel on your temples, and try deep breathing and meditation.