Surbhi is a homeopathic physician by profession, a writer, and a blogger by passion. She is a gold medalist in homeopathy and has more than 5 years of experience in the teaching and clinical field of homeopathy. She loves sharing the goodness of homeopathy with others through her writing. Surbhi started her writing journey at the age of 17 and published articles in various newspaper and magazines. After a break, she resumed her journey as a health expert and a parenting blogger 2 years ago. Her work has appeared in various prestigious parenting and health websites (elephant journal, red tricycle, today parenting) across the web. She believes in the concept of real food and green living and loves exploring and sharing ways to live a healthy and happy life with others.
As mental stress is very common, it's always good to have a creative approach to deal with it. Use of creative art, especially coloring has great potential in reducing our stress level. Adult coloring books are latest trends and many physicians are using it therapeutically for improving mental health. Coloring is an alternative to meditation, has intellectual benefits, and is portable.
Chronic pain, defined as any pain that lasts more than 12 weeks, is a life-altering condition with a profound physical and psychosocial impact. It is usually self-diagnosable and manifests itself in the form of shooting, burning, or aching pain with a feeling of discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness. Other signs include anxiety, sleeplessness, lack of focus.
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Your best bet is to opt for fresh and whole fruits (with skin on, whenever possible!) instead of drinking juices. Make simple food swaps such as switching to brown bread, brown rice; choosing whole grain cereals topped off with fruits, raisins for breakfast and legumes, beans as part of the main meal or in salads.
Gargle several times a day with warm salt water or using a mix of 1t apple cider vinegar (ACV) to 1c lukewarm water. Chew on a small piece of fresh, raw ginger root or 1-2 cloves of garlic. Equally soothing can be drinking up turmeric milk, ginger tea, or 1-2T of ACV with one glass of warm water, 1t honey, 1t cayenne pepper, 2-3 times a day.
Most minor, single mouth ulcers are often caused by a mechanical injury, such as accidentally biting your cheek, using improper brushing technique, or from a sharp tooth or filling. But, if you have recurrent mouth ulcers, an underlying medical condition like iron or vitamin B12 deficiency, Crohn's disease, or lack of oral hygiene, hormonal fluctuations may be to blame.