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The first recipe combines the insulin-regulating properties of cinnamon along with the heavy fiber content in apples gives you a better chance against gaining weight this holiday season. The second one involves mint, an appetite suppressant and coffee, whose caffeine content increases your ability to burn your fat. The addition of other ingredients like bananas, nonfat Greek yogurt, and nonfat milk further ups the nutritional value of these drinks.
Improper oral health is linked to health conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, and respiratory diseases. Reduce the consumption of sugary foods, ice, caffeine, citrus foods, sticky foods, and alcohol since they lead to tooth decay. Chew on peppermint leaves to prevent infections and bad breath. Manage hormonal imbalances since they might cause mobile teeth, abscesses, and tooth loss. Rinse your mouth with cardamon and water to prevent tooth decay and bad breath.
The shape of your nipples can affect the ease of breastfeeding. Flat or inverted nipples may need a bit help. There are several techniques to help loosen the adhering tissues in your breast that causes them to invert. You can use your hands or specially designed equipment. You may experience some cracking and soreness so use breast milk, lanolin, teabags and peppermint water to ease the pain.
They smell good. They come in pretty looking bottles. And they’re used in spas. Yes, we’re talking about essential oils. But did you know...
Having to deal with chronic pain can be difficult. And, although pain medications provide temporary relief, they have side effects. Eat tart cherries to decrease inflammation and pain. Replace NSAIDs with ginger to relieve pain without side effects. Try spinach to reduce pain caused by arthritis and peptic ulcer. Sip on peppermint tea to relieve headaches, muscle pain, and pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome. Lastly, if you have arthritis, eat omega 3 rich foods.
If you’re feeling nauseous, drink water or eat something light. Rice, toast, and crackers are easy on the stomach. Suck on a lemon wedge or drink warm lemon water. Teas made with ginger, peppermint, and chamomile will also calm the stomach. If you don't have access to these, sniff ginger or peppermint oil. Lying down or putting your head in between your knees will also help, especially if nausea is from seasickness or motion sickness.
Headaches affect all of us at some point or the other in our lives. The pounding and throbbing feeling in your head feels as if your head is going to explode. You experience pain, irritability, and lack of focus. Most people just pop a painkiller without thinking about its side-effects, which can even damage their kidneys. Instead, simple natural remedies provide quick relief from a headache without any side-effects.
Indigestion is a common problem that can cause painful symptoms like acid reflux and heartburn, but can be treated easily with the help of common kitchen ingredients. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar help neutralize stomach acids, while coriander seeds help detoxify your liver. You can also try eating ripe bananas, or drinking some peppermint or fennel tea to help soothe painful muscle spasms in the intestines.
Commercial toothpaste often has triclosan, an antibacterial chemical. Studies have shown that this might mess with hormone levels and promote resistant bacteria. Currently, research is being done on its effect on cancer. So, you’re better off making a homemade natural version! Ingredients include coconut oil, baking soda, xylitol, neem powder, and peppermint oil. These components will naturally fight bacteria, treat gum inflammation, and keep cavities at bay.
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OTC painkillers are convenient, but they pose a risk for side effects like liver and kidney damage. Play it safe by using natural remedies when possible. Dealing with a headache or menstrual cramps? Turn to peppermint or ginger. Clove is great for toothaches, while garlic can treat headaches, migraines, and sciatica. Turmeric is amazing for arthritis, especially when combined with ginger. These natural painkillers can be used fresh or as capsules, powders, extracts, or teas.
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To enhance your oral hygiene, make a DIY mouthwash. It won’t have alcohol and dyes like in commercial versions. A basic recipe consists of 1 cup of distilled water and 3 to 5 drops of antibacterial oils like neem, tea tree, turmeric, or clove. Peppermint essential oil can be added to freshen your breath. Want to prevent plaque and stains? Mix coconut oil or hydrogen peroxide with distilled water.
Coconut milk is a natural alternative to minoxidil, a hair-loss drug. The healthy fatty acids will prevent breakage, while the anti-microbial properties keep scalp infections at bay. For a simple treatment, massage coconut milk onto your scalp and strands. Peppermint and lavender oils can be added to improve hair follicles. Meanwhile, egg and yogurt will strengthen your locks. Use a combination of your choice 2 to 3 times a week for best results.