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Natural ways to fight tartar build up at home

Did you know that good oral health can actually affect the rest of your body? According to the Mayo Clinic, without proper dental hygiene your body will not be able to keep the bacteria in your mouth at a healthy level. This could lead to infection and gum disease.
Tartar, build up on your teeth from foods and bacteria, make it harder for you to properly clean your teeth, WebMD says. This increases your risk of cavities and infections. While doctors recommend a professional cleaning from your dentist every six months, there are a few natural remedies you can do at home to help reduce buildup on your own.
Apply Cider Vinegar
Health Tips Portal suggests soaking your toothbrush in apple cider vinegar and then brushing your teeth as usual. Rinse your mouth well. Aim to do this once or twice per week as the apple cider vinegar can damage your teeth if it’s left on too long or used too often.
Brush with Baking Soda
Swap your regular toothpaste for a little baking soda and a pinch of salt to remove tartar build up on your teeth. Positive Med also recommends making a mouthwash from baking soda by mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of water, 10 drops of lemon oil, 4 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel. Mix well and use once or twice a day.
Nosh on some fruits:
Grab a few of your favorite red fruits (strawberries and tomatoes to be exact) and rub them on your teeth. Let the juice stand on your teeth for five minutes to soften the buildup. Rinse your mouth with baking soda and warm water for a brighter smile. Other foods that work well include bell peppers, berries, lemons and oranges, according to Positive Med.
In addition to these simple recipes, a few changes in your routine may help too. Positive Med recommends ditching the tobacco, brushing and flossing regularly, and upping the spicy foods in your diet (to promote saliva build up and the natural cleaning process).
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Go to sleep with a lemon peel inside your sock for a surprising remedy

You want to have a nighty night, put a lemon peel inside your sock
it’s corns, calluses and cracked heels best remedies and treatments
Are you suffering from aching feet, painful corns and harsh calluses? don’t get upset. Your best friend to silky, springy feet is in your pantry.

WebMD points out that most of corns are found on the tops and sides of the feet. There are different kinds of corns; a hard corn tends to be a small patch of thickened, dead skin with a central core. While, a soft corn has a much thinner surface and usually occurs between the 4th and 5th toes. Seed corns tend to occur on the bottom of the feet as a result of plugged sweat ducts.

A callus is different from a corn in that it can develop on hands, feet, or anywhere there is repeated friction, even on a violinst’s chin. like corns, the common calluses are found on the bottom of the foot.
Follow these do-it-yourself strategies to get rid of corns and calluses:

1. Castor oil and apple cider vinegar. Reader’s Digest says the simplest thing to do with corns and calluses is to shave them down. So, fill a bowl with hot water along with 1 cup apple cider vinegar and Place your feet in the bowl for approximately of 15 minutes; and then, take a pumice stone to rub away the callus and dab castor oil on the softened corn. Repeat this process for at least 10 days to cure the corn entirely.

2. Lemon. Placing a slice of lemon peel over the corn, securing it with a bandage, and sleeping with the lemon in place overnight can heal a corn. Reader’s Digest recommends to continue treatment each until the corn disappears.

3. Onion. Reader’s Digest advises placing a slice of white onion in a container and pouring white vinegar over the onion. Let the onion to marinade during the day, and then at night, apply the vinegar-tainted onion to the corn. Sleep with the onion in place to soften the corn.

4. Bread. This one sounds very unusual. take a piece of stale bread and soak it in the apple cider vinegar. Then fix the piece of bread to the affected area with some plastic food wrap. This can cause the corn to dissolve, says Readers’ Digest.

5. Baking soda and hot water. Heal Dove swears that when it comes to foot care, a baking soda soak can soften the skin and make it easier to remove roughness.Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to hot water.

6. Pineapple. Many enzymes known to soften corns and aid in their removal are found in this magical fruit. Heal Dove says you can use the tough outer rind as a skin scrubber on the affected area and leaving it to do its work overnight. The next day, use a pumice stone get the corn super clean and soft.

7. Chamomile tea and Epsom salt. It’s a nourishing, pleasant-frangrance foot soak that is efficient in curing calluses and preventing corns, reports The Fit Indian. You can add a handful of Epsom salts to a hot foot bath treated with chamomile tea. Soak the feet for about 10 minutes. After that, use a pumice stone to soften calluses and dissolve corns.

8. Licorice and mustard oil. Raw licorice is a valuable remedy against infections and other ailments.A paste made by grinding 2 or 3 licorice sticks to a fine powder and then mix it with 1/2 teaspoon mustard oil. After that, rub the paste into the hardened skin of calluses or corns, Bandage the foot and let the healing lotion soak at bedtime,The Fit Indian suggests

10 surprising yet miraculous uses of onions

The bad breath and watery eyes are the main causes why most people run away from eating onions. Yet, there are a huge number of benefits that will make you forget about the dark side of onions. Several bioflavonoids that would be ideal for helping the body to get rid of free radicals, cut back the risk of cardiovascular diseases,strokes and various kinds of cancer ,especially quercetin are found in onions. Furthermore, this vegetable produces lots of vitamin c and fiber .
Onions are for more than just nutrition; having this vegetable in your house might facilitate your everyday life.

1. Insect repellent.  Onions will help to keep bugs at bay due to their pungent smell. According to WonderHowTo and Living Traditionally, put a bowl of sliced onions whrever ants or moths are hanging around will force them to vanish. In addition, in order to keep insects away from your body you have to cut an onion and rub it with yourself before going out ,surely, this will repel other people as well!
(although onions are sometimes used as pets repellent to teach them not to attempt to approach certain areas of the house, they can be harmful to pets; thus, this method isn’ recommended).

2. Bandage for wounds. it is better to place onion skin over the wound as you got the cut in the sense that it has natural antiseptic properties which help to clean and stop the bleeding.

3. Ideal natural dye.  As shown in this drawing from WonderHow, fill a pair of pantyhose with yellow or red onion skins and tie it off. Plance the skins into a saucepan or pot and cover with water.Bring to boil for approximately 20-30 minutes, then take out the pantyhose. The colored water can be used to dye fabric, paper or eggs.

4. Antiemetic.  sip two teaspoons of onion juice at a time;alternate with sipping two teaspoons of cool peppermint tea and allowing about five minutes in between each. Living Traditionally says:”Vomiting should stop immediately and nausea should go away within 15 minutes”. forget about the pink stuff!

5. Smell neutralizer.  stinct odors will be soaked up by chopped and partly crushed onions, especially from fresh paint or lacquer. simply, fill a bowl with slicd onion and a bit of water,recommends Reader’s Digest, and leave it in the room.

6. Grill scrubber.  This pice of advice comes from Care2: cut an onion in half and place it on your solid grilling fork and then rub the onion with the rungs untli they’re clean and ready to use!

7. Sal volatile. if a person is feeling a little woozy but don’t have any smelling salts, cut an onion in half and hold it under the nose of the light-headed person. As Reader’s Digest notes, this is particularly handy if it comes on at a party or in a restaurant.

8. Cutlery polisher.  Scrub your rusty knife with slices of onion several times until it gets clean and shiny, advises WonderHowTo. or do it the wat Reader’s Digest suggests: by stabbing the vegetable repeatedly.

9. Natural and painless splinter remover. Tape a fresh onion slice onto the splinter site. WonderHowTo suggests leaving the onion on overnight to remove the splinter,whereas Care2 tells that an hour is enough.

10. Prevent an icy windshield.  Rub half an onion over your windshield the night before; istead of, spending all the morning scraping ice from it and your windshield will remain frost-free, demonstrates WonderHowTo.

Calm down a fussy baby instantly by massaging these 7 points

According to Nourish, reflexology is the practice of massaging the feet to stimulate certain nerve endings. These nerve endings correspond to organs and zones in the body, so you can match your massage to your baby’s ailments. Keep reading the key points to massage for your baby.
Before beginning the massage, Natural Transition recommend relaxing your baby and encouraging blood flow to the foot with a soothing foot rub, or a bath. Consult the information below to find the relevant reflex area, and then begin your massage. Apply gentle pressure and be aware that these nerve endings may be sensitive, especially if your little one is sick. Here are the 7 points to know:

1) Head and teeth. Massaging the tips of the toes can be especially useful when infants are teething. As MamasMakeMilk suggests, you can even do it while they’re asleep so they’re less likely to wake up from teething pain.

2) Sinuses. According to Daily Health Post, the pressure points which correspond to the sinuses are in the center (of the underside) of your baby’s toes. Applying gentle pressure to these spots can help with sinus pain and a range of cold and allergy symptoms related to the respiratory system.

3) Chest. You can try this one for babies with congestion in the chest, according to David Wolfe. The pads of the feet, just under the toes and above the arch, correspond to the chest. Applying gentle pressure to this point in a circular motion can help to relieve the discomfort related to congestion and coughing. Remember, reflexology is a complimentary therapy – you should see a doctor to treat any underlying issue as chest infections can be dangerous.

4) Solar plexus. The solar plexus is a collection of nerves hidden between your stomach and lungs, and it is connected to a point in the center of the foot, just below the pads of the feet where the arch begins. The Hearty Soul explains that discomfort related to upset tummies, spasms, tightness and trouble breathing can be related to this area and light massage can help.

5) Upper Abdomen. Greenyway recommends massaging the space between the middle of your baby’s foot and the pads of their feet to alleviate constipation, heartburn, and indigestion.

6) Lower Abdomen. The portion between the middle of your foot and your heel is linked to the lower abdomen. This spot is especially good to massage in babies who suffer from gas and bloating in the lower intestine, which are common reasons for discomfort according to The Hearty Soul.

7) Pelvis. Lastly, the heel of the foot is connected to the pelvis, the hips and tummy. David Wolfe explains that babies grow rapidly and so pain and tightness in the hips is common, as are posture issues. Rubbing the heel can also help with sore tummies and constipation.

It isn’t always easy to find a time when your baby is lying still and relaxed, but Natural Transition has a few great suggestions: try massaging while your baby is asleep or feeding, or while in another relaxing position such as a rocker or a sling, or even during bath time. If you’d like to try reflexology with an older baby, you can play games like “this little piggy went to market” and incorporate the massage into that.

If you have any concerns for your baby’s health it’s important that you visit a doctor, but reflexology can be a safe and effective complimentary therapy, and a lovely way for you to connect with

7 Simple Tips to Make Your Pregnancy Easier

Pregnancy is a magical moment in a woman’s life, and the miracle of creating and developing a real person is second to none in this world. But there is a very unpleasant aspect of this trip that any pregnant woman can attest to.

From that craving for 3 hours of fried chicken to all the weird things that happen to your body that you never imagined, pregnancy isn’t a walk in the garden! Nor does it help with misconceptions and myths coming to you from everywhere.

But do not worry. Everything will soon end and you will get the perfect small gift at the end. In the meantime, here are a few simple tips to make pregnancy easier:

1. Use a Lot of Pillows

Pillows! They are your best friend during pregnancy. A growing abdomen makes it difficult for you to go to bed, and having lots of pillows can make your life easier.

Some pregnant women choose to buy a long pregnancy pillow that extends from head to head and around it. It also helps you lie on your side and avoid rolling, which is important during the third trimester of pregnancy. What if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a special pillow? You just need to collect all the extra pillows in your house and arrange them according to what makes you comfortable!

2. Eat Healthy and Avoid Greasy Foods

You had imagined that being pregnant meant being able to eat a whole box of pizza on your own and no one would notice if you were gaining weight because you’re already doing it anyway, right? Oh boy, I was wrong!

Cravings for fatty foods are common (and harmless from time to time), but they are also accompanied by unpleasant side effects. For example, I suffered from a real heartburn when I was pregnant. Let me tell you, not fun. Try to stick to fresh foods, whole grains, and lean meats to get the nutrition you need, but also to keep everything going well in your body. It will also prevent you from achieving a lot, which may make your child overweight, not to mention the difficulty of losing it later!

Coronavirus: What it does to the body

The battle against the new Corona virus was a battle against the unknown for doctors.

How do you attack the body? What is the full set of symptoms? Likely to be seriously ill or die? How do you deal with it?

Now, a report from doctors on the frontline of the epidemic at Jianitan Hospital in Wuhan has begun to provide answers.

A detailed analysis of the first 99 patients treated was published in the Lancet medical journal.

Lung attack

All 99 patients who were hospitalized had pneumonia – their lungs were inflamed and the pouches were small as the oxygen moved from the air to the blood filled with water.

Other symptoms were:

  • 82 had fever
  • 81 had a cough
  • 31 had shortness of breath
  • 11 had muscle ache
  • nine had confusion
  • eight had a headache
  • five had a sore throat

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The first deaths

It appears that the first two patients who died were healthy, although they had been smoking for a long time and this would weaken their lungs.

The first, a 61-year-old man, had severe pneumonia when he arrived at the hospital.

He was suffering from severe shortness of breath, which meant that his lungs were unable to provide enough oxygen for his organs to keep his body alive.

Despite the ventilator, his lungs failed and his heart stopped beating.

He died 11 days after entering.

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The second patient, a 69-year-old man, also suffered from acute respiratory distress syndrome.

It was attached to an artificial lung or ECMO (oxygen by a membrane outside the body) but that was not enough.

He died of acute pneumonia and septic shock when his blood pressure collapsed.

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11 Signs You May Have A Dairy Sensitivity & What To Do About It

Foods that contain dairy products can be excellent to meet your daily calcium and protein needs, but sometimes you may encounter a negative reaction, often a stomachache, among other symptoms. Not all people can tolerate it, and knowing the signs of dairy allergy can be helpful in communicating with your body’s response and taking immediate steps to eliminate distress. In addition, with all the alternative dairy options of today, it is easy to find a healthy and delicious alternative.

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As a certified health coach, I work with clients to learn how their bodies respond to certain foods and when it is appropriate to try a different lifestyle and lifestyle. I often find that my clients feel sick when they eat dairy products, and it takes a bit of trial and error to see if there is an allergy. Of course, lactose intolerance can be easily diagnosed, but sometimes the body feels emotional and differs from some food groups without a clear understanding of the cause. Your instinct can help you enjoy more health and comfort during the day, and eliminating the diet can produce surprising results when it comes to feeling about yourself. Here are 11 signs that you may be allergic to dairy products and what you should do about it.

1. Acne

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By email with Bustle, Liz Traines, a healthy lifestyle coach, expresses that acne can be a sign of dairy intolerance or allergy, and she herself has noticed clearer and more sensitive skin by eliminating dairy products from your diet If you are prone to ignition and pimples, it may be due to dairy products, so try to reduce food intake and see if that makes a difference in your skin.

2. Body Aches

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“The sensitivity of dairy can appear in many different ways because about 80% of our immune system is within reach,” advises Diane Sanfilipo, certified nutrition consultant and best-selling author of Practical Paleo by email with Bustle. “This means that anything that irritates our digestion can affect any other normal function of the body and cause hair loss,” adds Sanfilipo. Sometimes, dairy can be a catalyst for stomach upset.

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10 Cancer Causing Foods You Have to Stop Eating

You may know that eating junk food is an important risk factor for cancer. But did you know that some of the alleged healthy foods are actually hidden carcinogens?

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Or are some of the ingredients found in almost all packaged foods dangerous to health?

By being an informed consumer, we can forever help influence the types of products that end up on our supermarket shelves and enjoy better health.

Read on to discover 17 of the most popular foods that are known to increase the risk of cancer, along with some healthy alternatives.

1. Soda

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Soft drinks are not only consumed by sugar, which is the fuel chosen for cancer, but also contain caramel color. This artificial dye contains the carcinogenic chemical 4-MEI as a byproduct. Laboratory tests indicate the appearance of 4-MEI in caramelized soft drinks.

Alternatives: water is always the best, but if you really crave the amazing sweet soda, choose a natural brand without a caramel color.

5 Causes of Obesity That are NOT Excessive Eating

Obesity is a serious problem that is increasing in many parts of the world, especially in North America. It affects everyone, from children to adults and the elderly. Contrary to popular belief that overweight or obese people cannot control their eating habits or eat a lot of fast food, there are many other factors that play a role.

Of course, as always, education is essential to fight any pandemic, which is why you should be aware of the causes of obesity. Overeating is certainly, but only a very small percentage. So let’s explore other causes of obesity.

1. Genetics

Genetics play a major role in determining your weight. If you are obese or obese grandparents, you are more likely to be the same. It is said that the amount of influence of genetic factors on the onset of obesity varies between 40 and 70% and depends on other environmental factors.

A study focusing on how obesity is transmitted during childbirth has found that children born to obese parents have an 80% chance of ending obesity themselves. This was compared to children born to parents of normal weight who had a 10% risk of obesity. The fact is that some people’s genes are eliminated better in things like higher metabolism and less appetite than others, and these can affect what’s going on.

2. Environment

The environment is the second most important factor that affects your ability to maintain a healthy weight other than genetics. It largely depends on how and where you were born and when you were a child, and the lifestyle choices you have been preparing for since childhood.

Eating fresh, natural foods is essential, but it can be difficult to always have these foods that are not readily available or when your family / community has been on a diet for a long time. “Comfortable” food is often very unhealthy, but some people seem to have no other choice. It is also important that you exercise regularly from childhood, which people who live and grow up in places like cities, for example, may find it difficult to integrate into their lifestyle.

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3. Food Knowledge

As we mentioned, education is a major factor in tackling any problem you may face in life, and obesity is no different. Since many people are unaware of nutritious or unhealthy foods for the foods they eat daily, they can build up over their lifetime.

Certain foods that we think are good for us, whether due to ignorance or misinformation, can be harmful. This can hinder your attempts to eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight, no matter how hard you try. Controlling parts is another important thing to consider, because just because food is considered safe doesn’t mean large amounts can be consumed. Everything is in moderation!

4. Metabolism & Hormone Imbalance

Metabolism is the body’s ability to efficiently break down the food we eat and convert it into energy. When a person’s metabolism is not working to its full potential, untapped calories can be harvested as obesity in the body, resulting in weight gain.

Whether a person has a high or low metabolism can depend on several factors. One, as we mentioned earlier, could be genetically linked. Other common factors include diseases that cause a hormonal imbalance in your body, such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, depression, or other neurological problems. In addition, if someone is on a single drug like steroids or antidepressants, whether related to the aforementioned diseases or not, it can also affect your metabolism, stimulate unhealthy cravings and cause weight gain.

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5. Psychological influences

We mentioned that although overeating is only a small part of the causes of obesity, it still exists. But in many cases, it can be such a desire to eat for psychological reasons or mental health problems.

Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety go hand in hand with obesity. Either can excite the other, making both problems worse. When people feel sad, angry, anxious, or just tired of life, they often turn to “comfortable” foods. In addition, it will reduce their motivation to get up and move, which will reduce their physical activity. Being overweight makes them feel bad about themselves, making them less interested in what they eat, etc. It’s really a vicious circle.

7 Bedtime Habits That Help You Get Thinner | Number 7 will Shock you 😱😱

What do you think are the best ways to lose weight without trying too hard? Walk every day? Take the stairs instead of the elevator? And why not … sleep?

Believe it or not, your body has the capacity to burn up to 300 to 400 calories each night while you sleep. This will be equal to the number of calories you will lose during the one hour walk! It sounds like the simplest weight loss strategy on the planet! But in order to maximize the number of calories lost and to promote metabolism at night, certain conditions must be taken into account. Read on to find out what seven sleep habits can help you lose weight.

1. Get Chilly

You may already know that your body burns a lot of calories to keep you warm. According to sleep experts, the room temperature around 18 ° C (64.4 ° F) during sleep hours is the ideal atmosphere to boost your metabolism, while ensuring that you are always comfortable. Of course, the less you do, the better! Cooler temperatures activate the beige fat cells in your body responsible for thermoregulation, so sleeping in a cold room or even sleeping naked forces your body to work harder to keep warm.

2. Drink Grape Juice

An ingredient in grape juice, known as resveratrol, is effective in converting bad white body fat into beige fat. Since we already know that beige fats are what your body uses to keep you warm, it is definitely a better alternative for storing excess fat in your body as it will burn for hours of sleep. Therefore, boil this cup of grape juice before bed! But make sure you have a new or sugar free type to cut down on unnecessary calories.

3. Have Fixed Sleeping & Waking Times

Consistency is the key to many things in our lives, and this also applies to our sleep. According to many sleep studies, an irregular sleep schedule can have several negative consequences, including excessive weight gain.

Melatonin is what tells our body that it is time for the night. It also helps activate the beige fat cells responsible for burning calories. With unregulated sleep schedules, melatonin production is hampered, resulting in poor sleep. Not only will you burn a lot of calories at night, but a good mood in the morning can prompt you to use caffeinated drinks, high-calorie foods, processed foods, sugary foods, etc. It is therefore better to fall asleep and wake up every day at the same time!

4. Put the Tech Away

Therefore, we know that melatonin is what helps us sleep. As the way the disorganized sleep schedule slows down with hormone production, it has been shown that excessive blue light from our smart devices has the same effect. This makes sleeping difficult, which reduces the number of hours of sleep.

The best way to work is to ban technology at least two hours before bedtime. If you have to use your tools completely, make sure the blue light filters are on – they are quite effective. Instead, grab a book and let the melatonin do its job!

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