Archive for June, 2010

How to Rid Feet of Calluses

  Feet calluses Get your tootsies summertime –ready  with this natural scrub: In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of finely ground walnuts with 1 cup yogurt. Then use a damp cloth to gently rub the mixture into hardened areas; rinse with warm water.  The mildly abrasive quality of the walnuts will help slough away the

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How to Moisturize Dry, Flaky, Dull Skin

Spring has sprung, but your skin hasn’t gotten the memo: It’s dry, flaky, and dull.  To get it feeling silky in no time, add1/2 Tbs. of yogurt to 1Tbs. of moisturizer and apply to your body before bedtime.  The yogurt will help the lotion sink into your skin, and it’s lactic acid will dissolve any

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How to Prevent Bad Breath in an Instant

  Prevent bad breath instantly! Mmmm….garlic bread.  But hours later your breath still smells like the Italian restaurant staple –and gum and mints aren’t masking the odor.  Yogurt to the rescue!  A recent Japanese study found that the active bacteria in yogurt reduce the noxious sulfur compounds in the mouth that cause bad breath, plaque

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Firm Up Your Arms With Rosemary!

Firm up your arms Does your triceps look like bat wings?  Good news : Tightening triceps wiggle may be easier than we thought.  A recent study revealed that 85 percent of women that massaged their skin with rosemary oil found that it appeared tighter.  That’s because stimulating compounds in rosemary oil increase circulation in  muscles

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How to Treat Ingrown Hairs!

    Ingrown Hairs and Salicylic Acid No matter how well we think we have mastered the razor, those pesky ingrown just seem to continually crop up, Ugh…no matter how well we think we have mastered the razor.  To smooth them away, apply a dab of acne treatment gel or moisturizer containing salicylic acid  to

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How to Boost Your Mood

Boost mood with tulsi Also known as holy basil, this herb boost production of the brain chemicals production of the brains chemicals serotonin and dopamine, easing symptoms of depression.  Unlike prescriptions antidepressants which can take up to three weeks to work, it takes effect within just 72 hours-and has no reported side effects!  But that’s

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Lower Cholesterol

Lower cholesterol with guggul The guggul  tree’s resin can help  lower cholesterol just as well as prescription medications-without the side affects.  In one study, volunteers saw their total cholesterol plunge by 24% in just three months-and it even raises “good” cholesterol levels by up to 35%!  Researchers  aren’t exactly sure how it works, but they

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How to Treat Allergies

Ease allergies with guduchi According to a recent Indian study, the extract of this flowering vine may wipe out allergy symptoms completely.  When volunteers completely took 300 mg. three times daily for eight weeks, 61%  saw their nasal congestion completely cured, and 83% found complete relief from sneezing!  It works by blocking histamines {just as

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Reduce Varicose Veins

  Reduce varicose  veins with guto kola If you suffer from varicose  veins, this ancient “brain tonic” can help!  When volunteers in two studies took 60mg, daily, they reported less heaviness, discomfort and edema-and the swelling disappeared within two weeks.  It works by boosting blood circulation in the body-the reason it’s been used for centuries

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Soothe Pain with Arnica!

    Arnica   Soothe Pain with Arnica Arnica was the Native American’s’ secret weapon against joint and muscle aches, and now scientist have discovered why: The herb blocks inflammation and contains the natural pain reliever caffeoylquinic acid.  A new British study found it can even reduce pain and stiffness from carpal tunnel syndrome!  And

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