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Natural Ingredients For Health

download (1)The more natural a food, the more delicious its taste. You would do well to eliminate some of the artificial and health-destroying additives that follow. These cause food pollution and destroy nutrients. Also, such polluted foods taste gummy and make you thirsty. Such foodless foods are rarely satisfying. They disturb your assimilation and metabolism and you have an urge to eat more and more because of this internal upheaval. Here are natural ingredients to use to improve the delectable taste of the simplest food and enhance their natural juicy goodness:

Arrowroot:
Grown in the tropics, this natural thickening agent is made from the beaten pulp of the root. It is easily digested. It is an alkaline agent and can be used in gravies, sauces, cookies, and jellies. Arrowroot makes desserts tasty and wholesome. It is rich in the precious minerals such as calcium, potassium, and manganese. Use arrowroot instead of cornstarch which is a starchy and acid-forming flour that leaves toxic wastes in the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Natural Sweet:
For any sweetening flavor, use raw, unbleached sugar. It is unrefined. The starched white sugar creates upheaval for the blood sugar level, acts as a corrosive to the teeth and bones, and also has loads of pound-forming calories. Other natural sweets include:

Maple Sugar – also sold as maples syrup and considered the aristrocat of health sweeteners. It will give a delightful caramel effect.

Blackstrap Molasses – rich in minerals, may be eaten raw or used in cooking and baking. The darker the molasses the more nutritious and flavorful it is.

Carob – a delicious substitute for chocolate. Also known as St John’s Bread, it is rich in calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and those wonderful B-complex vitamins that keep the digestive tract in good shape. Carob’s owner supply of B-complex means that it does not ‘devour’ there vitamins as do the commercial sugars. Carob tastes like milk chocolate and gives a wonderful taste to breads, rolls, muffins, and natural desserts. Try one tablespoons of carob powder in an egg-white meringue as a sugar substitute. This gives you a ‘chocolate’ frosting which can be eaten raw or browned in the oven for better keeping qualities.

Vegetable oils – suggested are cold-pressed oils. When oils are extracted in this manner, they are raw and more easily digested. Examples of good vegetable cooking oils are sesame, soya, olive, peanut, rice, bran, almond, corn, and sunflower seed. They are available at most product markets and health food stores. When storing these vegetable oils, keep them tightly sealed and refrigerated.

Yeast cakes – For any baking that calls for leaving, use yeast cakes or active dry yeast. You should avoid all baking powders and all types of baking salts. A baking powder is an artificial starch that contains tartrate, Rochelle salts, phosphates, slat and aluminum hydrate. When assimilated, baking powder or baking salts will cause inflammation of the stomach lining. All baking powder residues influence the intestines and cause irregularity. Very large doses of tartrates in baking powders may injure the kidneys. These create a ‘sharp’ taste in baked foods and should be eliminated. A good old-fashioned, natural leavening agent is yeast.

Whole Grains – Bleached, devitalized flours are dead foods. They are drenched with preservatives and pollute the food you eat as well as your system. Use whole grain flours. Unbleached flours should always be used.

Salt Seasoning – Common table and cooking salt (sodium chloride) has been known to raise blood pressure, increase heart palpitation, upset the delicate mineral balance of the bloodstream, and also lead to hardening of the walls of the arteries.

To enjoy a culinary seasoning from Nature, try vegetized powders, kelp or sea salt, and the wide variety of herbs available. Garlic powder is another longtime favorite for a salt substitute. The common variety of artificial table salt tends to draw moisture out of the foods; so if a vegetable is salted, its nutrient-rich juices and flavors are drawn out. You can enhance the good, juice flavor of vegetables with herbs and vegetized salt substitutes. The same applies to baking soda used to intensify the colors of vegetables. The flavors are destroyed and you eat lifeless, polluted foods. You may achieve a spicy tang in your foods with salt seasonings but, your heart and stock suffer as a result. Look to natural seasonings in the form of herbs and substitute instead.

Sandy is an advocate in natural health as well as healthy diet. She enjoys sharing her thoughts and experience on health tips and recipes.

 

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How to Maintain Eye Health

cucumberIn our daily lives, we pay more attention to our skin and other organs, but seldom to our eyes. In fact, eyes are in need of more care if we us them often. Suppose how much our eyes will suffer when we spend many hours in front of computer monitors and TV screens. Our eyes will be greatly strained and fatigued. So we should try to nurture good habits in using eyes. Of course, we should pay regular visit to our eye doctors. Some useful tips about how to maintain visual health will be presented subsequently.

Diet is very important for our eyes. So the first point is to maintain balanced diets. If we are losing eye sight, our eyes are aging in the meantime. We must try to slow down the aging process that can be offset by some antioxidants that can be found in some foods, like fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A, C, and E are crucial for the maintenance of eye sight. For example, some serious eye problems, like cataracts and macular degeneration can be avoided by them. In some fruits and vegetable, other nutrients that are important for vision can also be found, as beta carotene.

Another point is we should be “kind” to our eyes. Some of us are very rude to our eyes. In fact, doing so can greatly damage our vision. If we find our eyes are too fatigued, we can place some fruits or vegetable slices on our eyes. Those slices are very useful and can not only help reduce eye fatigue, but eliminate eye bags.

Some manufactures claim that their contacts can be worn for all day long. But wearing contact lenses too long can cause damage onto eyes, however perfect those contacts are. Thus, it is suggested that glasses are better alternatives than contacts, for glasses are cheap and will cause no direct damage to eyes.

The other point is we should be very cautious about eye drops. Sometimes, eye drops can cause damage to our eyes. Some of us may frequently use eye drops. This is not a good habit. We should follow the related guidance. Sometimes, eye drops can not be used for some contacts wearers, for the drops may react with the contact lenses.

Some of us love to take sun bathing in summer. In fact, too much exposure to sunlight can cause great damage to our eyes, such as eye degeneration. Correspondingly, sunglasses are essential. However, we should also spend more time in selecting good sunglasses that can block UV rays at least. Sunglasses that can not filter our UV rays may damage our pupil and cause macular degeneration.

 

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Effective Tips For Dealing With Food Cravings

imagesAlmost everyone experiences food cravings from time to time. For dieters food cravings can be an unhelpful distraction and temporarily derail our best laid plans for weight loss. If cravings are a problem the first question to ask yourself is – “Does eating the food serve a purpose?” For some, eating can meet emotional needs. Food can be used to stuff feelings, deal with boredom, or fill a sense of emptiness. What emotional need might the food you crave be serving? Are you needing comfort, nurturing, or a reward? If the craving is really about an emotional need, taking care of that need in healthy ways may stop the craving. How else might you meet this need that doesn’t involve unhealthy eating?

The second question to ask yourself is – “Am I cutting calories to the point that I’m actually feeling deprived?” The craving might be an effort to help you feel less deprived. Cutting calories past a certain point may decrease metabolism such that the body thinks it is starving. The body then hoards calories and weight loss slows down. If a feeling of deprivation is the problem what healthy food could you add into your diet plan that would keep you on course to slow and stead weight loss?

If you experience food cravings at a similar time of day such as late afternoon you may actually need some food as fuel. Perhaps you are low on energy and your body is telling you that it has some nutritional needs. Eating a healthy snack may curb that unhealthy craving. If you crave something sweet try eating some fruit. Gaining some insight into the reasons for the craving can help us focus on solutions.

Otherwise, there are some effective imagery tricks that can decrease the intensity of a food craving. One of the most effective ways is to imagine the food you crave. Chances are the food is in color and tantalizing in your imagination. Maybe you picture the food up close or can even taste or smell it. Now create some changes by making the image a black and white still photograph. Notice if that decreases its appeal or realness to you. Perhaps imagine the image out of focus and further away. Experiment with making any changes that result in the food being less real and less enticing to you.

You can get even more creative with the image by picturing the food as old, spoiled, and, dare I say it, insect ridden! Add anything to the image that decreases its attraction and that increases its repulsiveness. Let your imagination run wild! Shrink the image down until it is tiny and push it away.

Many times food cravings are temporary and will pass with time. Practice being an observer of the craving without the requirement to do anything about it. Approach the craving as if it were a cloud on the landscape of your mind. Allow it to be impermanent as it moves on and out of your awareness.

Think about what else could satisfy the craving that would be healthy and keep with your weight loss plans. Imagine a variety of healty foods that you enjoy. Create a picture that is bright, colorful, and motivating.

Ideally, avoid thinking about any food as being completely off limits. You may be clear with yourself that eating one potato chip almost always leads to eating the entire bag. In that case, know that this food is a problem for you and ought to be avoided much of the time. You know that keeping chips in the house is a set-up for failure given your weight loss goals. However, if you are the kind of person that can eat a small amount of the food you crave and put it away, then do that.

Food cravings can provide an opportunity to discover some insight into ourselves when we find the source of the craving. They are always an opportunity to find our sense of control and mastery over food and eating. Successfully handling food cravings allows us to get to our health and weight loss goals more quickly and to feeling better about ourselves.

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4 Steps To Finding Qualified Acupuncture Specialists

For more than 2,000 years now, acupuncture has been used by the Chinese where it originated from. Today, you will find that this is not only one of the oldest but one of the most commonly used medical procedures in the world. But although this treatment has been used for more than 2,000 years by the Chinese, it did not reach the Western world until the early 1970’s.

Acupuncture requires the insertion of small, thin but solid metal needles into particular areas of a person’s body. Then once the needles they will be manipulated either by the hands of the person carrying out the treatment (the acupuncturist) or through the use of electrical stimulation.

For those of you who are actually considering undergoing acupuncture treatment it is important that you use the services of a qualified and experienced acupuncture doctor or an acupuncturist. Certainly those who choose not to have found the treatment not only to be ineffective but also can lead to more pain as well. This is because those who have not had the right sort of training will often insert the needles incorrectly as well as into the wrong parts of the body. So to ensure that you get the most out of your acupuncture treatment you need to spend some time searching for the right practitioner to treat you. Below we offer some steps, which should help you to just find the right kind of person.

Step 1 – Ideally if you can get hold of a list of all those who are qualified to carry out this form of treatment close to where you live. Your doctor or health authority may have such a list. But a great place to look for such people is online as well. There are plenty of sites, which offer details on practitioners who are qualified to carry out acupuncture treatment.

Step 2 – After looking through the list that you have got, you should select three or four names from it and give them a call. Find out if they provide any kind of free consultation and if so consider taking up their offer. By doing this you will get a much better idea of their capabilities and whether you feel comfortable with them or not.

Step 3 – As well as meeting them, it is a good idea you find out what training and qualifications they have gained. Try to select only those that either have attained a degree in Chinese Medicine or have attained the qualifications to work as a medical acupuncturist. It is best if you can also look for those who have gained their state licensure exam, which allows them to legally work as an acupuncturist as well.

Step 4 – Along with knowing about their training and qualifications it is a good idea to find out how much experience they have. Do not only look at how long they have been practicing as an acupuncturist but also if they have experience in dealing with your particular health condition. This will further ensure that they are able to provide you with the right sort of treatment for your problem.

Above we have provided you with a number of steps that will help you when it comes to finding the right person to treat your medical condition using acupuncture. It is vital however that you take some time and compare each person to ensure that you will get the best treatment possible.

 

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Acupuncture Tips

Recent studies have indicated that the reason behind many diseases is the change occurring in a person’s electromagnetic field. The option remains open to those who are not able to benefit form other forms of contemporary medicines and surgery. Acupuncture Reno has a direct effect on a persons electromagnetic field. This makes it a powerful and safe way to correct all the imbalances in a person’s system.

This form of therapy is able to cure the diseases in a person’s system and eliminate them completely. Acupuncture Reno can be used to manage digestive problems, headaches, menopause, depression among other examples. This form of treatment aids in improving the quality of life. There are about 14 channels and 365 main points that are of value in this form of medicine. A qualified person is needed to perform the therapy.

This form of treatment causes the releases of endorphins that are effective in treating various illnesses. This is because the homeostasis is restored. Muscular and skeletal problems are relieved using this from of medicine. Acupuncture Reno has a modified version known as the Anti-aging type. There are no side effects to this from of medicine.

The technique uses a reorganization of the body’s energies to restore health. Other problems such as insomnia and anxiety are dealt with. You will certainly look better. The Anti-aging technique is sure to enhance your looks. The sessions that you undergo are determined by the skin type that you have. You should visit some web sites that have information on this kind of medicine.

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Natural Sleep for Health and Safety

Sleep is a natural state of rest that the human body requires to survive. Besides surviving, sleep is needed to rejuvenate the body and mind to perform daily functions. In order for one to have a productive day and live a long and healthy life, it is said one must sleep well. Benefits of sleeping well include alertness, problem solving ability, memory and general mental health. Getting a good night’s sleep is hard these days with the increasing amounts of stress and pressure being applied in the work place and in society.

Adults average 6.9 hours of sleep each night. Still people report that they feel tired at least once a week and some say they feel tired every day, and that can be hazardous to their health. People who do not get enough sleep and feel tired frequently are more likely to have an unwanted health condition such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, compromised immune system, physical aches and pains, etc.

Sleepiness is serious. It contributes to a significant number of driving deaths as well as other accidents each year in the U.S. Take fatigue seriously. Don’t drive or do tasks that require close attention if you’re feeling drowsy.

Signs of lack of sleep are waves of drowsiness during the day, relying on an alarm clock to wake you, falling asleep in inappropriate situations, feeling lack of energy, lack of concentration and attention and loss of physical coordination. Even with these feelings and experiences we may experience insomnia when we do try to sleep because of stress, tension, and inability to relax. Lack of sleep affects us in that we become easily emotionally upset, sad, irritated and even moderately depressed. Lack of proper sleep has even been linked to excess weight gain.

For people who do not sleep well, there are prescription drugs, which include the risk of dependency and some severe side effects. For those who do not wish to take those associated risks, there are natural sleep aids and formulas to help the user sleep well. In order to sleep well, the user must be in a relaxed and restful state. In addition to herbal supplements and natural formulas, there are also physical pillows and even music available to provide comfort, support and a relaxing environment to sleep well. The best thing about these all natural products is that you can sleep well without the risk of dependency.

Some of the natural ways to help us sleep include moderate exercise, regular bedtimes and wake up times, avoiding stimulants e.g. caffeine and sugar, and warm baths. Hydrotherapy e.g. hot or warm baths before bedtime enhanced by natural sleep enhancing formulas and aromatherapy bath salts, minerals and oils that also provide calming aromas are very helpful. In addition to these practices, there are natural supplements available to help us reduce stress and tension and experience a natural sleep without dependency or side effects. Melatonin is a widely used and effective natural supplement for sleep. Antioxidants and amino acids such as L-theanine are also natural sleep enhancing. Many natural herbs such as relora, passion flower, valerian root and St. John’s wort are every helpful for experiencing natural sleep. In addition, we can use all natural sleep enhancing formulas that provide a combination of natural sleep producing ingredients. Natural supplements and formulas for moderate depression and proper brain function are also very useful. Lack of proper digestion can also contribute to lack of sleep. There are many natural digestion aids e.g. enzymes, fibers, probiotics, antioxidants, and amino acids to help with proper healthy digestion which is important for natural sleep. The extra advantage of using these all natural sleep supplements, is that they also provide other benefits that improve overall health in general.

Adequate natural sleep is of vital importance for our physical and emotional health, proper concentration and attention, personal and public safety, and our overall general health. Using natural sleep enhancing supplements help us experience natural health giving sleep without the risk of harmful or undesirable side effects.

 

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The Best Natural Ingredients for Face Masks

There are many reasons to make natural face masks. It can save money on expensive face mask products. It ensures you know exactly what ingredients are being used. Whatever the reason, learning which ingredients make great face masks is useful and healthy for the skin.

Natural ingredients are mild and widely used, but before applying an ingredient to the whole face, it is a good idea to perform a test. Place a small bit of the ingredient on a patch of skin, either on the jaw line or on the back of the hand. This ensures an allergic reaction will not occur with the ingredient.

For dry skin, using a honey face mask will moisturize naturally. Any type of honey will work for this kind of mask. Leave it on for a few minutes, then wash with warm water and pat dry. Extra-virgin olive oil also makes a great face mask by itself.

Combining olive oil and honey can also create a useful face mask. To create this formula, mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon of olive oil, and one teaspoon of honey. Apply to the face and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse off with tepid water and gently pat the face dry.

Unflavoured, plain yogurt is great for toning any type of skin. It has to be unflavoured and plain. Do not try to use vanilla flavoured, or Greek yogurt. For this kind of face mask, apply the yogurt in a thin layer and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

Oatmeal has been known for its beauty potential for decades. The popular oatmeal bath soak alerted people that oatmeal can also be used for other aspects of beauty. For a basic face mask, grind the oatmeal for a bit in a food processor. Add water to create a paste, then apply to the face and let it sit for a few minutes.

When time is not an issue, creating an oatmeal infusion does wonders. Mix three tablespoons of herbs, 2/3 cup of boiling water, and one tablespoon ground oatmeal. Steep the mixture, allow it to cool, and then strain it.

For the herbs, different kinds have varying effects depending on the type of natural skin they are working with. Lavender, basil, and mint are great for any skin. Breakouts respond well to rosemary and thyme. Parsley, lemon balm, and fennel are good for dry skin. Sage, yarrow, and lady’s mantle work well for oily skin.

Flax seeds are a magical food. Eating them provides omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to health and are a great fertility secret. People can also take advantage of the omega-3 oils in flax seeds to utilize them in an easy to make face mask.

In a small bowl, mix two tablespoons of flax seeds and just enough water to cover them. The seeds should swell and the water should transform into a gelatinous texture. This gel should be spread over the face and be allowed to sit until it is dry. The mask should be rinsed off with tepid water and patted dry.

Egg whites can be soothing and leave the skin glowing. Whip the egg whites, apply to the skin, and leave them on until they are dry. Rinse the egg whites off and pat the face dry. Natural clay face masks draw out impurities. The clay can be found in a cosmetics section of a natural foods store. Mix with water and apply to the face, but not near the eyes. Allow it to dry and rinse.

One of the best ingredients for face masks is Shea butter. Natural Shea butter can be applied directly to the face. However, if money is not an issue, investing in specially formulated natural face masks with Shea butter will provide the most benefits to the skin.

 

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How to Keep Your Face Young and Healthy

Our face is the most visible part of our body. Many people you meet will instantly form an opinion about you based on your face alone! They really believe that they “know” you, but what they actually know is your face. No wonder when people we “know” acts in a certain way, we are shocked. Actually, we don’t know them; we just think that we do. Pardon me for digressing from the topic: how to keep your face young and healthy, but I want you to know just how important your face is, to your physical and psychological well-being. I have a very beautiful wife; am always amazed at how people easily love her. Just yesterday, an old man walked up to my apartment, and began to tell me how much he loves my wife! Sounds incredible, but I get it all the time. These people actually like her, and though my wife is a wonderful and kind-hearted woman, they don’t know this at first. Their main reason for liking her is the face! They don’t know it, but its subconscious in all of us. We are attracted to beautiful things on a subconscious level. Researchers have proved that physical beauty plays an important role in getting a job, and even a bigger role in keeping the job! Believe me when I say that beauty is really important.

You may feel that there is nothing you can do about the situation. Maybe you were not naturally endowed with great beauty, but the truth is that we can do something about our face to make it more beautiful, younger and healthy. I have seen certain ordinary looking ladies transform into gorgeous women, simply by following certain simple rules. I have to admit though that in certain cases, more expensive measures are taken to correct some obvious flaws. But doing the simple things will go a long way to keep your face young and healthy. If you are already endowed with a beautiful face, then you must maintain it. Don’t ever take your face for granted, or else something you don’t like will be staring back at you every morning in the mirror!

So let’s look at the ways to keep your face young and healthy:

Top on my list is to take a regular bath, at least twice daily. General hygiene will impart not only your face, but your entire being. It also prevents the buildup of bacteria that may cause acne.

Use a cream that is suitable for your face. Facial cream is your ally against aging. Regular use of a good facial cream will keep your face young and healthy. Your cream should have a good level of sun protection factor (SPF), to protect you from the damaging effect of the sun.

Use a face steamer occasionally to open up your pores and flush out dead skin cells. Occasional use of a steam face mask will leave your face glowing healthy and looking younger. You can improvise a face steamer by simply bending your head over a hot basin of water, while using a towel over your head to contain the steam.

Take care of the skin around your eyes. The skin surrounding your eyes is very delicate, and if not well taken care of, will make you look older than your age. Wear sun shade on sunny days. Apply special eye lotion that also protects your eyes from aging.

Always remove makeup completely before bedtime. Do not use harsh products on your face. Too much face makeup is never a good thing. Too much makeup will make you to look artificial, and researchers have discovered that some of the chemicals found in makeup, are very harmful to your health and some are even carcinogenic.

Getting just enough sun on your body is good, but too much of it, can cause a host of skin problems for you.

Desist from touching your face often. For some people, it is a habit that needs to be broken. If you want a smooth face, then stop touching it.

Get enough sleep. Lack of proper sleep, can add many years to your skin. Our skin rejuvenates itself while we sleep. No wonder when you don’t get enough sleep, your face will instantly tell on you.

Kick that bottle. Alcohol is not your friend, if you want to maintain a young and healthy face. You can debate this all you want, but the fact is alcohol is not good for your skin.

Quit smoking. Smokers are not only liable to die young, they also become older faster.

Exercise and eat well. Beauty easily radiates from the inside out. Like they say, you are what you eat.

Maybe you like making funny faces, that’s great, but if you get in the habit of making faces, soon enough you will have funny lines running down your face.

Apply these simple tips, and more strangers will be smiling at you.

 

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7 Tips on How to Maintain Healthy Skin

Skin care is important, because your skin is the first thing that people see. Regardless of your inner beauty, it is important to maintain your outer beauty as well. Use the skin care tips in this article to maintain youthful, healthy skin. Because you are only as beautiful as the skin you’re in.

1. Even winter skin care regimens should include liberal use of sunscreen. Broad-spectrum products are ideal for use on the hands and face and should be applied a half an hour prior to anticipated exposure. Using sunscreen in the winter protects vulnerable skin from damage caused by bright winter sunlight and snow’s reflected glare.

2. When you exfoliate your skin, don’t try to press too hard. This will only irritate your skin even more, and it is also harmful. If you are wanting an extra deep cleaning, just exfoliate your skin for longer than you are used to. This will get into your pores even more, without the harmful side effects.

3. If your daily routine involves bathing before you leave for work or school, be sure to apply an effective sunscreen over your skin. Soaking in water can strip the skin of some of its natural oils, which are ordinarily used to provide some degree of protection for the skin from the sun.

4. Try to find products that have sun protection mixed in. Doctors recommend that people wear sunscreen every day regardless of how sunny it is outside. By choosing products with sunscreen already in them, you are able to protect against skin cancer as well as prevent acne. Make sure to continue applying regular sunscreen throughout the day if you plan on being outside for an extended period of time.

5. Although you should normally pick skin care products for your skin type, you may have been buying the wrong products for so long that your skin has become denatured. So, in order to truly know what your skin type is, sometimes you have to go back to square one.

6. Start with a simple routine, a gentle, non-drying cleanser morning and night, toner if your skin is truly oily, and a moisturizer (again, unless you have very oily skin). After a couple of weeks of this normalizing routine, you should be in a much better position to evaluate your true skin type and can buy products that meet your skin’s true needs.

7. Take good care of your skin by drinking enough water. Your body is made up mostly of water, and your skin is no exception. It needs water to repair itself and to create new skin cells. The standard recommendation is to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day, but you may find you need to drink more or less to have plump, moist skin.

No matter what skin type you have, it is important to maintain it. If you want to save yourself from expensive plastic surgery later, the best tactic is to take care of your skin right now. The advice listed in this article will help you care for your skin and maintain a glowing complexion. For more ways to maintain a healthy radiant skin, please click the link in the resource box below.

 

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How to Prevent Excessive Facial Sweating

In my opinion Excessive Facial Sweating is about the most embarrassing form of sweating. It’s OK if you are sweating after exercising but if you are at work for instance and you’ve got a full sweat on, so to speak, it can be very embarrassing.

Excessive Facial Sweating is far more common than you may think but that is not really much comfort when you are sitting there with the sweat pouring out of you. You may have already guessed but one of the most common causes of sweating is down to your weight and your diet.

It really is a good idea, not just to prevent sweating, but to improve your health and fitness, to try and get fitter, start a little exercise, walk to work instead of taking the bus or car, walk up the stairs instead of taking the lift, you get my drift.

Also, try and cut down on your alcohol intake. I have noticed on many occasions that when I have had a little to much to drink, the next day sees me sweating even more than usual. It all really is down to common sense and making those few adjustments in your lifestyle could see a noticeable difference to your Excessive Facial Sweating.

One other idea is, try to relax a little more, it is not unusual to start sweating even more once you have started because it is making you feel a little stressed out, it what will people think of me sweating like this, they must think I’m unwell, unfit, etc. just try not to think like that, you may be surprised to know that most people have their own worries and will probably not even notice you are sweating.

 

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Eye Health Tips

Your eyes are one of the most important organs in the body. Maintaining eye health should be a top priority. Diseases, allergies, infection, and injury can all cause serious problems for the eyes. Doing everything you can to prevent eye injury is imperative. Here are some ways you can protect your eyes.

o Stay healthy: There are diseases and conditions that can affect eye health. Some of them are diabetes, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, and autoimmune conditions. You can’t control whether you get an autoimmune or thyroid problem, but you can do your best to prevent diabetes and high blood pressure. Living a healthy lifestyle, keeping your weight in a healthy range, and doing what’s required if you do have one of these conditions is very important. If you already have a health condition that could impact eye health be sure and follow your doctor’s orders and take all medications as prescribed.

o Wear safety glasses: Safety glasses are a must when working around flying objects or with substances that cause dust and debris to float up into the air. Don’t complain when your company requires safety glasses when performing your job, they are doing it for you own good.

o Sunglasses: Wearing sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun’s dangerous rays. Ultraviolet rays are harmful to the eye just as much as the skin.

o Contact Lenses: Always clean contact lenses thoroughly between each use. Clean the container that you keep the lenses in often also. It’s even a good idea to change it out every few months. Do not put contact lenses in without cleaning your hands first. Use eye wash and refreshers to keep the contact lenses moist. Dirty or dried out contact lenses can damage the eye. Getting dry contacts out of the eyes can cause cuts and scratches that are very painful, often requiring professional care. Dirty lenses can cause eye infections. Practice healthy contact lenses use.

o Allergies: Take allergy medications, stay inside during high pollen or other high pollution days, and go to the eye doctor if allergies get too bad. If the itching, burning, and redness won’t go away with over the counter treatment, go to the eye doctor.

o Eye contact: Don’t rub or touch your eyes too often. When our eyes itch we automatically want to rub them. Doing this can cause redness and produce a rash around the eye lids. It’s better to get a wet washcloth and gently wash the eyes. Doing this every morning upon waking will clean any gunk that’s accumulated on the eyes overnight.

o Eye doctor: Go to your eye doctor for yearly checkups. Getting the health of your eye checked once a year plays a very important role in eye health.

Doing all of these things will help you maintain good eye health. Take the health of your eyes seriously. The eyes are your window to the world. Make sure the window stays clean and crack free!

 

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