Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
You don't have to sit back and just passively put up with insects, especially those that like to bite (mosquitoes, wasps etc.). Eat asparagus and your sweat will develop an odor that repels insects. Or apply lemon oil to your skin. If you are bitten, there are natural substances to soothe the irritation. Aloe vera has extraordinary powers of soothing skin disorders. It is available in forms for both internal and external application in most health and beauty stores.
If you have one of these amazing plants growing at home, cut the tip off one of the leaves (the leaf will heal itself). Apply the pulp and juice to the itching or swollen area. Lightly boiled cabbage or leek makes an excellent analgesic poultice. Of course, if you are hiking in the woods, you might have a little trouble finding cabbage! Plantain also works well. Cut it and rub it to get to the juice then apply it to the affected area.
Got some dust in your eye? Or some other irritant like an eyelash or cigarette ash?
You can use the following technique to help others as wellas yourself.
Before doing anything, make sure you don't do what you absolutely
shouldn't: rub or press the eye, lift the eyelid, or remove contact lenses
without washing your hands.
How to proceed?
· Examine your eye. Is it red? Swollen? Is it tearing? What do you feel? Does it itch? Burn? Is your vision blurred?
· Let nature do its work - it is usually effective. Tears and natural eye movements will usually get rid of the irritation.
· Try rinsing your eye with some warm water, or with drops. You can pull on the skin around the eyes, but don't touch the eyelid.
· If this doesn't work, wash your hands, and then lift both the upper and lower eyelids to locate the irritant. Is it on the inside of one of the eyelids, or is it stuck to the eyeball itself? Pour some sterilized, warm water on your eye to flush the irritant out.
· If you can't locate the irritant or if the discomfort persists after you have removed the particle, you would better consult a doctor.
Friday, February 19, 2010
For example, roll your eyes in large circles in both directions: look over to each side as far as ossible and then go from up to down; or scan an imaginary text on the wall from left to right; or look out hte window as far as you can following the horizon then return to a point right in front of you and begin again.
In this way, you will avoid long term eye problems, you will enlarge your inner space, and relax both your eyes and your mind.
Dr. Nieper states, "If you smoke 60 cigarettes a day but drink 4 glasses of carrot jice, you will still be less prone to contract cancer than someone who doesn't smoke but who doesn't drink carrot juice."
Of course, if you don;t smoke and do drink carrot juice all the better!
If you sleep on your stomach or on your left side, you are putting pressure on your heart with the extra body weight, while th heart has to continue pumping blood as usual.
The additional burden wears the heart out more quickly.
Thing about it - you spent more than one third of your life sleeping!
To reduce the strain on your heart, sleep on your right side, or on your back. This simple technique will add years to your life.:-)
Well, stop! It is okay to worry, but at the right time. Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania tell patients who suffer from anxiety to regularly do a daily twenty minute “worry session,” always at the same time and in the same place. Collect your head full of worries during the day (don’t suppress them!) and then pour them out during your daily worry session. Exaggerate your worries to the point of absurdity - knit your brows, make faces, let the sweat flow, shake and cower as much as
you like. In other words, make a caricature of the part of yourself that is always worried, and in so doing exorcise it. Eliminating worry will help prevent numerous psychosomatic illnesses, which result from living in a state of permanent anxiety.
According to researchers at the University of California, one of the principle causes of deterioration of the human organism’s physical faculties is its diminished ability to metabolize glucose. And they showed that even leisurely exercise, like taking a walk, plays an important role in keeping glucose metabolism functioning smoothly.
Do you spend the whole day sitting at your desk or in front of a computer screen?
Why not get up occasionally and do a few minutes of physical exercise? Don’t worry about what other people think. In some Japanese companies, it is even become a collectivehabit. Every twenty minutes a bell sounds, and everybody gets up to do some stretching exercises, after which they sit down again as if nothing had happened. Japanese managers are convinced that their employees are more productive when they are relaxed.
Many are based on recent research, while others were known in ancient times. But they have all been proven to be effective. So keep these tips close at hand and make the advice it offers a part of your daily life.