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Natural Ways to Relieve Sinus Pressure 💥

Natural Ways to Relieve Sinus Pressure

1. Hydrate & Humidify
When full blown cold and flu systems occur, ease symptoms of nasal congestion and/or sinus congestion by adding chamomile flowers or 5–10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (or both!) to boiling water, place your head under a towel over a pot of boiling water—keep a safe distance—and inhale the steaming vapors for 10–15 minutes. Drinking lots of water helps thin sticky mucous secretions, making them drain more easily from the sinuses, as well as keeps the mucous membranes moist. Plain, filtered water is best, but herbal teas can also help; ginger and peppermint help loosen and thin mucus, holy basil and licorice boost immunity, and marshmallow soothes irritated nasal passageways.

2. Use a Neti Pot
The Neti pot has been used in India’s system of Ayurveda for thousands of years. Today, its popularity is growing in the West, and it can be found in natural products stores everywhere. Made of glass, ceramic, or plastic, the Neti pot resembles an Aladdin’s lamp. It is designed to be filled with a saline solution and used to wash away pollens, mucus, viruses, and bacteria from nasal passages. The spout of the Neti pot is held to one nostril while leaning over a sink or basin, letting the water drain out of the other nostril. Research shows this technique can help ease allergy and sinus infection symptoms, and may even lower the chances of catching the common cold, according to some research. To make a saline solution for the Neti pot: Dissolve ½ tsp. noniodized salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or previously boiled water. Use once daily until symptoms subside.

3. Eat spirulina
Spirulina, a blue-green alga that can modulate immune function, is an effective treatment for allergic rhinitis, an inflammation of the nasal membranes that’s characterized by sneezing, nasal congestion and nasal itching, that’s linked to sinusitis. In one study, spirulina significantly improved symptoms, including nasal discharge, sneezing, and congestion. It’s thought to protect against sinusitis via its antimicrobial actions. Look for it in powders, tablets or capsules, and be sure to choose high-quality varieties that have been tested to be free of heavy metals.

4. Clean house
Besides mold, other sources of indoor air pollution are often to blame for sinus woes. Generally, anything with fumes or a very strong odor—cigarette smoke, hairspray, oven cleaners, and other cleaning products—can exacerbate (or even cause) sinus problems. Keep indoor air clean: get rid of chemical-based cleaning products, and switch to natural, unscented products. An air purifier can help, or try an ozone generator—a machine that creates O3, or ozone. Ozone has been shown to remove airborne toxins and kill mold.

5. Give up dairy
It has long been thought that dairy increases congestion and mucous production, and can exacerbate respiratory problems. Until recently, scientific studies failed to show a relationship between dairy and mucus production. More recent studies suggest that the type of milk may be the culprit.

Certain breeds of cows produce milk containing beta-CM-7, a protein that can stimulate mucus glands in the sinuses, respiratory tract, and digestive tract in certain susceptible people. If you’re plagued by sinus problems, try getting rid of dairy for a few weeks to see if symptoms improve.

6. Take quercetin
Quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples, onions, citrus fruits, red wine, parsley, and tea, acts an antihistamine and can help reduce inflammation and modulate allergic reactions that lead to sinus problems. Or try quercetin supplements, especially those that contain bromelain, a naturally-occurring enzyme that has anti-inflammatory benefits.

In one study, bromelain was effective in reducing symptoms in people with chronic sinusitis. Another enzyme to try for sinus issues is serrapeptase. This remedy is becoming increasingly popular for addressing different types of pain and inflammatory conditions, including sinusitis. The enzyme has been clinically shown to break down mucus and promote a normal inflammatory response in the body.

7. Avoid mycotoxins
Mycotoxins, poisonous chemical compounds produced by certain fungi, can exacerbate many sinus problems, especially those related to molds. Because they occur in common foods, they’re an often-missed source of sinus woes. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, consider avoiding foods that are most likely to contain mycotoxins. These include peanuts, corn, wheat, barley, sugar, alcohol, cottonseed oil, aged cheese, and mushrooms or other fungi.

Natural Ways to Relieve Sinus Pressure
1. Hydrate & Humidify
When full blown cold and flu systems occur, ease symptoms of nasal congestion and/or sinus congestion by adding chamomile flowers or 5–10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (or both!) to boiling water, place your head under a towel over a pot of boiling water—keep a safe distance—and inhale the steaming vapors for 10–15 minutes. Drinking lots of water helps thin sticky mucous secretions, making them drain more easily from the sinuses, as well as keeps the mucous membranes moist. Plain, filtered water is best, but herbal teas can also help; ginger and peppermint help loosen and thin mucus, holy basil and licorice boost immunity, and marshmallow soothes irritated nasal passageways.

You may also need to humidify. Dry air irritates already-inflamed sinus membranes, slows passage of mucus, and can exacerbate infections. If your home is excessively dry, use a vaporizer or humidifier. But don’t overdo it; too much humidity encourages the growth of mold, a common culprit in chronic sinus problems. The best range is 35 to 45 percent humidity. Or use humid air locally: take a hot shower, fill a sink with hot water and inhale the steam, or breathe in the mist coming from vaporizers (not the steam from humidifiers; it’s too hot and can damage delicate sinus membranes).

2. Use a Neti Pot
The Neti pot has been used in India’s system of Ayurveda for thousands of years. Today, its popularity is growing in the West, and it can be found in natural products stores everywhere. Made of glass, ceramic, or plastic, the Neti pot resembles an Aladdin’s lamp. It is designed to be filled with a saline solution and used to wash away pollens, mucus, viruses, and bacteria from nasal passages. The spout of the Neti pot is held to one nostril while leaning over a sink or basin, letting the water drain out of the other nostril. Research shows this technique can help ease allergy and sinus infection symptoms, and may even lower the chances of catching the common cold, according to some research. To make a saline solution for the Neti pot: Dissolve ½ tsp. noniodized salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or previously boiled water. Use once daily until symptoms subside.

3. Eat spirulina
Spirulina, a blue-green alga that can modulate immune function, is an effective treatment for allergic rhinitis, an inflammation of the nasal membranes that’s characterized by sneezing, nasal congestion and nasal itching, that’s linked to sinusitis. In one study, spirulina significantly improved symptoms, including nasal discharge, sneezing, and congestion. It’s thought to protect against sinusitis via its antimicrobial actions. Look for it in powders, tablets or capsules, and be sure to choose high-quality varieties that have been tested to be free of heavy metals.

4. Clean house
Besides mold, other sources of indoor air pollution are often to blame for sinus woes. Generally, anything with fumes or a very strong odor—cigarette smoke, hairspray, oven cleaners, and other cleaning products—can exacerbate (or even cause) sinus problems. Keep indoor air clean: get rid of chemical-based cleaning products, and switch to natural, unscented products. An air purifier can help, or try an ozone generator—a machine that creates O3, or ozone. Ozone has been shown to remove airborne toxins and kill mold.

5. Give up dairy
It has long been thought that dairy increases congestion and mucous production, and can exacerbate respiratory problems. Until recently, scientific studies failed to show a relationship between dairy and mucus production. More recent studies suggest that the type of milk may be the culprit.

Certain breeds of cows produce milk containing beta-CM-7, a protein that can stimulate mucus glands in the sinuses, respiratory tract, and digestive tract in certain susceptible people. If you’re plagued by sinus problems, try getting rid of dairy for a few weeks to see if symptoms improve.

6. Take quercetin
Quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples, onions, citrus fruits, red wine, parsley, and tea, acts an antihistamine and can help reduce inflammation and modulate allergic reactions that lead to sinus problems. Or try quercetin supplements, especially those that contain bromelain, a naturally-occurring enzyme that has anti-inflammatory benefits.

In one study, bromelain was effective in reducing symptoms in people with chronic sinusitis. Another enzyme to try for sinus issues is serrapeptase. This remedy is becoming increasingly popular for addressing different types of pain and inflammatory conditions, including sinusitis. The enzyme has been clinically shown to break down mucus and promote a normal inflammatory response in the body.

7. Avoid mycotoxins
Mycotoxins, poisonous chemical compounds produced by certain fungi, can exacerbate many sinus problems, especially those related to molds. Because they occur in common foods, they’re an often-missed source of sinus woes. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, consider avoiding foods that are most likely to contain mycotoxins. These include peanuts, corn, wheat, barley, sugar, alcohol, cottonseed oil, aged cheese, and mushrooms or other fungi.

8. Take butterbur
The butterbur plant has been used for hundreds of years to treat headache, fever, and allergies; many modern studies show it can alleviate respiratory problems that lead to sinus issues. You’ll find butterbur in tinctures and capsules; look for a formula that’s standardized for petasin and isopetasin, the active component. Because the plant contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), chemicals that can damage the liver, also choose products that are certified and labeled “PA-free.”

9. Increase vitamin D
It’s the best way to increase the body’s levels of vitamin D, which may alleviate sinus problems by enhancing immune function. More specifically, vitamin D suppresses inflammatory response, and better helps the body prevent viruses and infections in the sinuses. Studies have also shown people with chronic sinusitis have lower levels of vitamin D. About 10 to 15 minutes of direct sun three to four times a week is enough to help the body produce sufficient vitamin D. If you live in the northern United States, have darker skin, are over 70, or spend very little time in the sun, consider a vitamin D3 supplement.

10. Use a natural sinus spray
Commonly used as a natural, lower-calorie sugar substitute, xylitol is a sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables including berries, plums, lettuce, and mushrooms. But there’s more to this sweet ingredient—xylitol’s unique molecular structure enables it to effectively stop bacteria in their tracks. Here’s how: bacteria and yeast like to “eat” xylitol as they would sugar, but unlike sugar, they can’t digest it—therefore, the bacteria essentially starve to death and do not reproduce. Research demonstrates that when used in nasal sprays, xylitol reduces bacteria in sinuses. Additionally, it works via osmosis to pull fluid into airways and helps moisturize and thin mucus.

Home Remedies For Gray Hair That Really Work 💥

Home Remedies For Gray Hair That Really Work

1. Henna
Henna is a beautiful auburn dye prepared from the Lawsonia inermis tree which has been used for cosmetic purposes since ancient times.

Most henna comes in powder form and can be mixed with a variety of other natural substances such as lemon juice, vinegar, and cloves or fragrant oils before it is applied to hair. Henna can also be mixed with indigo for a darker color if desired.

Henna should be used regularly to maintain its brilliant color and to effectively mask the gray – anywhere from once per week to once a month depending on the depth of color desired.

2. Tea
Another method for covering gray hair and restoring your natural hair color is to use tea. Black teas work best for darker hues, chamomile for blondes, and rooibos for redheads.

Once a week, steep 3 to 5 teabags in two cups of boiling water and allow it to cool before applying it to your clean, wetted hair. For easier application, try mixing it with conditioner. Leave it in for a least one hour, and bear in mind that the longer it’s in your hair, the more intense the color will be. When your gray hair has absorbed the color of the tea, the mixture can be rinsed out.

Make sure to rinse your hair in cool water. Hot water will leach color from hair faster than colder water.

3. Coffee
For black or brown tresses, or to add some tonal variation to dark hair, just brew up a pot of strong coffee. Once cooled, mix one cup of the brew with two cups of hair conditioner. Throw in a few spoonfuls of spent coffee grounds into the mixture for added effect.

Leave it in your hair for a least one hour before rinsing. Though the coffee dye may be subtle, you can repeat these steps to achieve your desired color.

4. Herbs
Flowers and herbs make wonderful natural dyes. Because they are so gentle, you will likely need to use them regularly to maintain the color. There are many herbal options depending on your natural hair color:

Dark Hair – Rosemary, sage, nettle, cloves, cinnamon, black walnut hulls, and comfrey root
Blonde Hair – Chamomile, calendula, lemon peel, saffron, marigold, yarrow, sunflower petals, and mullein flowers
Red Hair – Hibiscus flowers, red clover, rosehips, red rose petals, beets, carrots, and marigold
When using fresh plants, be sure to dry them out completely and crush them into a fine powder. Feel free to mix and match different herbs to add more dimension to your color. Mix together ½ cup of dried herbs with water and simmer on the stove for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool before adding one tablespoon of a carrier oil like coconut oil. Apply to hair and let it sit for one to two hours before rinsing.

5. Amla the Indian Gooseberry
Phyllanthus emblica, commonly called Amla or Indian Gooseberry can be mixed with natural coconut oil or almond oil and massaged into the scalp to cover gray hair. Not only does this mixture act as a colorant, the oils will moisturize and enrich scalp and hair for a glossy healthier appearance all around. Amla juice can also be enjoyed as a beverage to improve overall health and slow or halt the growth of stubborn gray hair.

6. Beet, Carrot, and Lemon Juice
Juicing your hair with beet juice, carrot juice, lemon juice, or a combination of the three, will restore reddish hues or add some vibrant highlights to your existing color. Beets are better for darker reds, carrots for softer orange, and lemon for golden blonde.

Combine one cup of juice with hair conditioner or coconut oil and massage into hair. Since beet and carrot juice will color your skin too, be sure to protect your face by applying oil around your hairline, ears, and neck. Leave it in for an hour before rinsing. For lemon juice applications, sit out in the sun for extra lightening.

7. Potato Skins
The next time you peel your potatoes, save the skins to make a natural, hair-darkening dye. The starches in the potato peel act as a colorant that will slowly darken gray hair.

Boil two cups of water with one cup of potato skins for at least 25 minutes, strain out the peels and let the potato water cool down. It won’t smell very nice, so you may want to add a few drops of essential oil to the mix.

Shampoo and condition your hair as normal, parting your hair into several sections. You can pour the liquid directly on the hair sections or use a small hair dyeing brush to saturate each section. Rinse hair with cool water and repeat the process regularly until you get the desired look.

8. Catalase
A potent anti-oxidant found in the cells of all plants and animals living in an oxygen-rich environment, catalase is now known to help halt the growth of gray hair.

Hydrogen peroxide, a naturally occurring waste by-product of the metabolic process, is thought to be a major contributor in the breakdown of pigments in hair. As we age, our bodies produce less catalase, resulting in the build-up of hydrogen peroxide in our hair follicles – which literally bleaches hair follicles from the inside out.

By eating foods high in catalase such as garlic, onions, cauliflower, potatoes, broccoli, kale, and cabbage, we introduce this gray hair-fighting enzyme back into our bodies, resulting in the gradual return of our youthful hair pigmentation through a safe, all-natural process.

9. Copper
Another key to the mystery of why hair goes gray, a study published in 2012 revealed that low levels of copper in the body can lead to the premature graying of hair. Measuring the copper, zinc, and iron levels in the blood of 66 people under the age of 20 who were going gray, researchers found that their copper concentrations were significantly lower than those in the same age group who weren’t going gray.

Preventing gray hair could be as simple as eating more sesame seeds, cashews, soybeans, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, and asparagus – all of which are excellent dietary sources of copper.

10. Vitamin B12
Playing a key role in the healthy functioning of the brain and nervous system, vitamin B12 also helps produce DNA and RNA – the genetic code needed for the growth and development of all living beings.

Though a vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to graying hair, it’s easily reversed by including salmon, sardines, tuna, lamb, beef, eggs, milk and other vitamin B12 foods into your diet. Or, boost B12 in the body by taking a supplement – such as this Nature Made Vitamin B12 supplement.

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Foods and drinks that you should eat for a fatty liver💥

Foods and drinks that you should eat for a fatty liver

Here are a few foods to include in your healthy liver diet:
1. Coffee to lower abnormal liver enzymes
Studies have shown that coffee drinkers with fatty liver disease have less liver damage than those who don’t drink this caffeinated beverage. Caffeine appears to lower the amount of abnormal liver enzymes of people at risk for liver diseases.

2. Greens to prevent fat buildup
Broccoli is shown to help prevent the buildup of fat in the liver in mice. Eating more greens, like spinach, Brussels sprouts, and kale, can also help with general weight loss. Try the Canadian Liver Foundation’s recipe for vegetarian chili, which lets you cut back on calories without sacrificing flavor.

3. Tofu to reduce fat buildup
A University of Illinois study on rats found that soy protein, which is contained in foods like tofu, may reduce fat buildup in the liver. Plus, tofu is low in fat and high in protein.

4. Fish for inflammation and fat levels
Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, tuna, and trout are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve liver fat levels and bring down inflammation. Try this teriyaki halibut recipe, recommended by the Canadian Liver Foundation, that’s especially low in fat.

5. Oatmeal for energy
Carbohydrates from whole grains like oatmeal give your body energy. Their fiber content also fills you up, which can help you maintain your weight.

6. Walnuts to improve the liver
These nuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Research finds that people with fatty liver disease who eat walnuts have improved liver function tests.

7. Avocado to help protect the liver
Avocados are high in healthy fats, and research suggests they contain chemicals that might slow liver damage. They’re also rich in fiber, which can help with weight control. Try this refreshing avocado and mushroom salad from Fatty Liver Diet Review.

8. Milk and other low-fat dairy to protect from damage
Dairy is high in whey protein, which may protect the liver from further damage, according to a 2011 study in rats.

9. Sunflower seeds for antioxidants
These nutty-tasting seeds are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that may protect the liver from further damage.

10. Olive oil for weight control
This healthy oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. It’s healthier for cooking than margarine, butter, or shortening. Research finds that olive oil helps to lower liver enzyme levels and control weight. Try this liver-friendly take on a traditional Mexican dish from LiverSupport.com.

11. Garlic to help reduce body weight
This herb not only adds flavor to food, but experimental studies also show that garlic powder supplements may help reduce body weight and fat in people with fatty liver disease.

12. Green tea for less fat absorption
Data supports that green tea can help interfere with fat absorption, but the results aren’t conclusive yet. Researchers are studying whether green tea can reduce fat storage in the liver and improve liver function. But green tea also has many benefits, from lowering cholesterol to aiding with sleep.

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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pigmentation & Dark Spots ~ Did you know this 🤗

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pigmentation & Dark Spots
1.Raw Potatoes –
Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase which curbs the excessive melanin production within an individual. Raw potatoes are eminently effective in lightening thedark spots and reducing pigmentation on the skin.
Method to follow –
Take a potato slice and rub it in circular motion on the affected areas.
Continue the process for 3 to 5 minutes.
Wait for 5 more minutes and then rinse the area with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Try to repeat the process thrice a day.

2. Onion juice –
Onions are a rich source of Vitamin C which is an amazing antioxidant and helps in treating pigmentation.

Method to follow –
Take a slice of red onion. ( Please avoid white onions).
Rub the slice on the affected area of the skin.
You can also grate the onion and apply the juice on the affected area of the skin.

How often to do it?
Try to apply twice a day for improvements.

3. Yoghurt –
Yoghurt contains lactic acid which can slow down the growth of your melanocytes. It will also help in the exfoliating skin and improving its texture. Yoghurt has properties to cure hyperpigmentation and improve skin texture.

Method to follow –
Take one tablespoon of full-fat plain yoghurt and apply on affected areas.
Wait for 20 minutes and later, rinse it with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Thrice a week

4. Lemon juice –
Lemon juice mixed with honey works as a natural bleaching agent. Lemons contain antioxidant properties which not only protect the skin from UV damage but also lightens dark spots.

Method to follow –
Mix lemon juice with some honey.
Apply this mixture on the affected areas.
Wait for at least 15 minutes.
Wash off with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Use it at least twice a day to witness improvements.

5. Sandalwood –
Sandalwood is one of the oldest blood purifiers which helps in reducing pigmentation. It also helps in treating the dark spots.

Method to follow –
Take sandalwood powder and mix it with rose water to make a paste.
Apply the paste on affected areas of your skin and leave it for thirty minutes or more.
Rinse the area of the skin with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
You can try this method thrice a week.

6. Oatmeal –
Oatmeal makes the skin appear younger by exfoliating the dead skin. It is an excellent scrubber which is effective for reducing dark spots and for treating hyperpigmentation.

Method to follow –
Take oatmeal and mix it with milk.
Apply it on the affected part of the skin and scrub it gently.
Keep scrubbing for a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
This can be done twice a week.

7. Tomato –
Tomato is well-known for lightening the colour of the skin and removing tanning by neutralising the effect of harmful UV rays. Tomato is considered to be one of the best bleaching agents.

Method to follow –
Take a tomato and cut it into slices.
Rub the slice for a few minutes over the affected parts of the skin.
Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

How often to do it? Once in a day

8. Papaya-
Papaya helps in treating skin pigmentation by encouraging cell growth and eliminating dead skin cells. It contains an enzyme called papain which has exfoliating properties.

Method to follow –
Mix the papaya pulp with milk and honey.
Apply the mixture and leave it for about 30 minutes.
Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Repeat the process twice a day to get the best results.

9. Aloe Vera –
Aloe Vera helps in reducing dark spots and pigmentation. It also protects the skin from the damage caused by UV radiation.

Method to follow –
In a bowl, take aloe vera gel and mix few drops of honey.
Apply it on the skin for 10 minutes and let it get absorbed by the skin.
Rinse your skin with lukewarm water after 15- 20 minutes.

How often to do it?
This can be done once a week.

10. Turmeric –
Since ancient times turmeric has been used as a face-pack in Indian households because of its medicinal properties. It is also helpful in balancing the pH level of the skin and adds a radiant glow to it.

Method to follow –
Mix few drops of lemon juice with 1 tbsp of turmeric in order to make a paste.
Apply the paste on the affected area to cleanse your skin.
After 15 minutes, wash it with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Once a day before sleeping.

11. Cucumber –
Cucumber can rejuvenate the skin as well as lighten the dark spots on the skin. It is also effective in treating blemishes on the skin.

Method to follow –
Mix Cucumber juice, honey and lemon juice in a bowl and obtain a smooth mixture by whisking.
Apply the mixture on affected areas of the skin and leave for a few minutes.
Rinse it with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Repeat the process twice a day.

12. Apple Cider Vinegar –
Apple cider vinegar has astringent properties which help to restore the natural colour of the skin. It also helps in naturally making the skin radiant. Apple Cider Vinegar also contains beta-carotene which is effective in treating the damage caused to the skin.
Method to follow –
Mix water in apple cider vinegar and dilute it.
Apply the mixture on affected areas.
Leave it for a few minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water.

How often to do it?
Repeat the process twice a day until improvements can be noticed.
Try these home remedies as per directions for over a month and feel the change in your skin.

EIGHT Reasons To Eat EIGHT Strawberries A Day🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓

8 Reasons To Eat 8 Strawberries A Day
Reason

#1: Strawberries are pressed with bravo supplements
One serving of eight medium-sized strawberries contains:
45 calories
140 percent of Daily Value for nutrient C
8 percent of Daily Value for folate
12 percent of Daily Value for dietary fiber
6 percent of Daily Value for potassium
Just 7 grams of sugar
Reason

#2: Strawberries may help fight off diabetes
At the 2015 American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions, Dr. Howard Sesso, SCD, MPH of Harvard University uncovered information from a Women’s Health Study, which included more than 37,000 non diabetic moderately aged ladies. Toward the beginning of the examination, the ladies announced how regularly they ate strawberries. After fourteen years, more than 2,900 of the ladies had diabetes. Contrasted with ladies who once in a while or never ate strawberries, the individuals who ate strawberries in any event month to month had a lower chance for diabetes.
Further, the American Diabetes Association distinguishes berries, including strawberries, as one of the main 10 super foods for a diabetes feast plan.
Reason

#3: Strawberries are useful for your heart
Anthocyanins are phytonutrients (or characteristic plant synthetic concoctions) found in strawberries. A recent report distributed in Circulation found that high anthocyanin admission (in excess of 3 week after week servings of strawberries) is related with a lower danger of heart assaults in moderately aged ladies.
Reason

#4: Strawberries are useful for your MIND
Specialists as of late found that an eating plan that can bring down your danger of Alzheimer’s infection by more than 33%. It’s known as the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, or MIND, diet. Things being what they are, a solid every day portion of berries, including strawberries, in your eating routine can assume a major job in fighting off dementia in seniority.
Reason

#5: Strawberries have less sugar than many figures it out
Peoples trust that strawberries have more sugar than different organic products. Be that as it may, strawberries really contain the most minimal measure of sugar (7 grams) per one-container serving contrasted with the best 5 mainstream natural product (oranges, bananas, grapes, apples, and strawberries).
Reason #6: Strawberries are the universally adored super natural product
In an ongoing shopper overview, The California Strawberry Commission as of late ran a review of in excess of 1,000 customers and revealed that among five basic natural product (oranges, apples, bananas, grapes and strawberries), in excess of a third (36 percent) of respondents picked strawberries as their top choice. In any case, when asked which they expend the most, just 12 percent of respondents showed strawberries as their most devoured natural product.
Reason

#7: Strawberries have more nutrient C than an orange!
In a similar overview directed by the California Strawberry Commission, eighty-six percent of respondents thought oranges had the most Vitamin C per serving. Be that as it may, reality is, a one-container serving of strawberries has more nutrient C than an orange. Nutrient C is known for its cancer prevention agent properties, shielding the body from oxidative pressure.
Reason

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#8: Strawberries are flexible
Albeit the vast majority keep up the conviction that strawberries are a sweet just treat, that couldn’t possibly be more off-base. The following are a few flavorful dishes that were served on my trek to California.

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Captain Cave Man, Anxiety and Meditation

Captain Cave Man, Anxiety and Meditation

‘That saber tooth looks like he wants free-range human for breakfast. Better grab my spear or get far away!’ Considering what our ancient ancestors dealt with they definitely needed highly developed survival instincts!

So to avoid becoming just another prehistoric statistic, our forefathers needed within their brain a highly evolved fear center which we now know to be the amygdala. They did, and it served them well.

The problem is that our brains are still wired much like our stone-age ancestors. While we live in modern cities free of lions, tigers, and bears our job stress, money problems, and relationship quarrels still trigger our fight, flight or freeze fear response daily.

With truck loads of scientific studies pointing to stress as the principal cause of disease, sorting out a way to sooth our primitive amygdala is critical in this high paced and stressful world we now live in.

In 2011, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers fMRI brain scanned 51 adults before and after 8 weeks of mindful meditation training. They found that these adults, who had never previously meditated before effectively silenced the electrical activity within their primitive amygdalae. This meant they had far fewer anxiety, worry, and fear signals being sent out to the prefrontal cortex.

However, what really made the neuroscientific community sit up and take notice was that the participants dramatically decreased the actual volume of their amygdalae! Even more amazing was it didn’t take years. Participants in the study accomplished this amazing feat in less than two months!

The implications of this finding are tremendous. Knowing that it’s possible to turn down our primitive brain, we can protect ourselves against the extensively documented negative effects of stress. Particularly anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Detox Drinks

Raspberry and Mint Scented Water

Serves: 6
Ingredients:
2 litres cold spring water, or filtered tap water

2 Tablespoons raspberries, fresh or frozen

2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

1 lime

Method:

To get more flavour and juice out of your lime, microwave for 30 seconds. When cool, slice
Place raspberries, mint, lime and water in a large jug. Stir and serve!

Love, Marriage and Common Misconceptions About Divorce


The Story

Caroline dried the tears from her eyes, careful to avoid the black and blue bruises that now adorned her cheeks like dimples.

She turned away from the mirror and made her way to her children’s playroom. Pain shot through her side as she limped down the hall.

At times like these, her three children were the only thing that kept her going…

About a decade earlier, when she was only 16, Caroline had been married to George, a member of parliament.

As were most marriages at the time, it was a tactical union — one that was meant to ease her family’s poor financial situation. She knew it would help her mother, so she agreed to it without a fuss.

But George turned out to be a monster of a man who beat her regularly.

Caroline kept her distance from George and found comfort in writing. Her talent was quickly recognized and she was appointed editor of ‘La Belle Assemblée’ and ‘Court Magazine’. She began to gain her own financial independence.

Year after year passed in the terrible marriage, and soon it wasn’t just herself that Caroline had to worry for. She had three beautiful children that she cared for deeply. She wanted to take her family and leave George, but she knew that wasn’t possible. The year was 1836 and at this time, women who were divorced or separated received zero custody over their children…

Love, Marriage and Common Misconceptions About Divorce
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“Culture gives us touchstones that we can all relate to. It’s really important to have certain assumptions and not have to start every day from scratch.”

The Story (continued)
…George began to sense that he was losing control of his family. So he became obsessed with destroying Caroline and taking the children for himself.

He brought Caroline to court and accused her of having an affair with the Home Secretary, Lord Melbourne. Although the allegations were proven false, Caroline’s reputation was ruined and she lost custody of her children.

Caroline had had enough.

The injustice of it all sickened her. How could this violent, prideful, joke of a man, take her children from her? How could laws possibly exist that allowed this?

She took her skills as a writer and put her thoughts and protests to paper. Her campaigns were instrumental in the passing of the Infant Custody Bill of 1839–3 years after she had been separated from her children. The bill allowed mothers primary custody of their children under seven.

At this point, Caroline should have been awarded guardianship of her children, but George was spiteful as ever. The bill only held jurisdiction in England and Wales, so he sent the three children to boarding school in Scotland.

He didn’t allow Caroline to visit until a year later when their 8-year old son fell off a horse. The injury was minor, but it was left untreated and a vicious infection seized him. George sent word to Caroline, but by the time she arrived, their son had passed.

Unfortunately, it took a tragedy of this magnitude to shake George half-awake. He allowed the other two children to return and live with their mother, but under strict conditions. She was never to have a relationship with another man and he could take the children back at any time.

Caroline lived in constant fear that he would return and take the children, so she never stopped protesting the laws.

Subsequent campaigns allowed mothers even more rights and contributed to the passing of the Marriage and Divorce Act of 1857. This lowered the cost of divorce and gave women the right to divorce a man if certain conditions were satisfied. Although this was far from equal treatment for men and women, it was a step in the right direction.

Caroline was… Caroline Norton. She was an author, editor, legal reformer, and hero to many women across England.

Although Caroline never lived to see the laws meet the standard of equality that she envisioned, she set in a motion a movement that gave women the courage to speak up and fight for the rights they deserved.

Luckily for us, we live in a society that now accepts and allows all kinds of relationships. But even still, there are many misconceptions about ‘real love’ and stigmas about divorce.

“Some of our cultural beliefs about marriage and divorce are quite sensible, but as you will soon realize, some don’t make much sense at all.”

It’s the little things.

It’s the little things.

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.

Whether it’s taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favourite novel, jotting down some things you’re grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there’s plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help improve your mood and your health.

Today close your eyes and listen

Enjoy

HAPPY WORLD TOILET DAY!

HAPPY WORLD TOILET DAY!

World Toilet Day…at first glance, this seems like an unlikely candidate for a holiday and more like some sort of joke, but the day is nowhere as trivial or humorous as it may seem. All in all, it strives to draw attention to various sanitation issues around the world and work towards resolving them.

Despite access to proper sanitation being declared a basic human right, one in three people across the globe, so some 2.5 billion people in total, do not have regular access to a toilet. Additionally, even amongst those who do have such access, unclean and unsafe toilets pose problems of their own, including contributing towards the spread of diseases like cholera, typhoid and hepatitis—in some parts of Africa, diarrhoea is one of the main child-killers.

Open defecation is also responsible for increasing the number of sexual assaults perpetrated on women and children. Furthermore, when young girls begin menstruating, the lack of privacy forces them to stay home from school, thus limiting their chances of getting a basic education and, what comes after that, a decent job in the future. World Toilet Day’s ultimate goal is to allow everyone on the planet to take care of their most basic needs without having to fear for their safety.

History of World Toilet Day
World Toilet Day was created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations said: “We have a moral imperative to end open defecation and a duty to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because they lack a sanitation facility.”

He went on to talk about how having to defecate openly infringes on human safety and dignity, and how women and girls risk rape and abuse as they wait until night falls to relieve themselves because they lack of access to a toilet that offers privacy. Another issue is that toilets generally remain inadequate for populations with special needs, such as the disabled and elderly.

Since its inception, World Toilet Day has played a vital role in challenging governments, businesses and other groups to make changes. It has also worked towards breaking various taboos surrounding the topic, in order to facilitate discussion and lead to the creation of better, safer solutions.

How to celebrate World Toilet Day
I think by now it’s been made abundantly clear that World Toilet Day is far from being a joke, dealing instead with the protection of one of humanity’s most basic rights. So how can you help? There are a number of things you could do. For starters, why not visit the World Toilet Day website, Facebook page or Twitter account and share the message across social media platforms?

This may seem like a tiny, unimportant gesture, but raising awareness about serious problems is one of the things social media does best, aside from bombarding you with pictures of babies and kittens. The more people know about a problem, the more money can be raised to fight it, as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge so perfectly demonstrated. So don’t think your clicking “share” means nothing. It doesn’t.

Another thing you could do as a way of observing World Toilet Day Would be of course to make a donation, so if you have the means, know that every dollar helps.