DIY moisturizing hand sanitizer,alcohol-free

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Make your own hand sanitizer which moisturize your skin and kills bacteria without harmful chemicals.Ingredients are so simple,very easy to make and beneficial for the skin.

Witch hazel contains chemicals called tannins that might help reduce swelling, help repair broken skin, and fight bacteria.

Peppermint oil kills some types of bacteria, fungus, and viruses.It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties.

Tea tree oil has been used traditionally as a topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment  for so many years.This oil is an excellent way to fight acne.

Aloe vera gel is a healing moisturizer skin treatment.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh aloe vera gel

2 teaspoon witch hazel

4-5 drops tea tree essential oil

4 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix well all ingredients above and store in a jar.You can store it in a small jar and carry it with you as well.

 

Vitamins booster smoothie recipe

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8 ounces chilled rose ship herbal tea
1/2 avocado,mashed
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 handful organic baby spinach
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
2 teaspoons ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger powder

Blend all ingredients above together and enjoy your day !

 

Why I love my acupuncture treatment

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I have already had 8 sessions of acupuncture and I can admit that this procedure works really great for me.The acupuncture sessions help me to get rid of lower back pain,eliminate insomnia,to get more energy,decrease migraine.I have made a huge research for two months and would like to share it.

No objection to the fact that acupuncture is used for several thousand years, has a long history of development.This is a learning method in different directions and approach. There are detailed maps of the human body with the biologically active points that really have a huge impact on the human body and help with variety of diseases. Mandatory requirement to perform this procedure is should be the highly qualified expert.By the way in China, this art taught for 20 years.But there is very interesting a learning process.

The practice of acupuncture is based on the theory of meridians. Acupuncture, according to this theory, qi (vital energy) and blood circulate in the body through a system of channels called meridians, connecting internal organs with external organs and tissues. Through acupuncture treatment stimulates specific points on the body surface, the points located on meridians that regulate the flow of qi (vital energy) and helps to improve the medical condition of patient. These points are called stimulated acupuncture points, or acupoints.

There are many biologically active points in the human body where the nerves come together with the vessels,and acupuncture specialist puts the needle exactly at this point. Acupuncture point of application causes a reaction in the body. This method is unblocking this point, and biological energy begins to flow through it, thus before the passage of this manipulation of the energy here was impossible. Thereafter, organ function starts to get a flowing energy and improve a medical condition.As a result of this method, acupuncture improves a stimulation of blood,blood circulation and metabolism,increases immunity and ability to fight various infections as well. Acupuncture also regulates the activity of the heart muscle, aligns vascular tone and blood pressure.

At the clinics acupuncture practitioner first selects the appropriate acupuncture points along the meridians different, that are based on the identified health problems. Then put in these acupuncture points are very thin special needles as I mentioned above. The needles are made of stainless steel and have a different length from 3.2 cm to 8.10 cm, all needles and sterile disposable. Selecting a needle, usually determined by the location of acupuncture points and achieve the desired effect. If the needle is placed correctly and in the required depth, the patient is usually (but not necessarily), feels pain, heaviness and numbness.In mostly,my acupuncture session I feel light pain.The needles remain in place during the injection of about 15-30 minutes. During this time, the needle can be manipulated to achieve the effect of toning Qi. Manipulation of the needle is usually associated with the rise, pushing, twisting and rotation, it all depends on the specific treatment of a disease.The whole acupuncture treatment includes 10 to 15 sessions.In addition,it is better not to take any medication while acupuncture treatment.

Below is the list of medical problems that can be treated by acupuncture:

Headaches, neck and back pain, toothache
Low back pain, insomnia,neuroses, migraine
Neurological and urological diseases such as kidney stones
Gastrointestinal diseases:colitis, gastritis, hemorrhoids, constipation
Gynecological diseases – menstrual disorders, cystitis, infertility
Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema
Thyroid disease – hypothyroidism symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Diseases of the immune system – frequent colds, decreased immunity, chronic fatigue syndrome
Asthma, bronchitis
Stress and depression

 

Do not use acupuncture treatment in following medical conditions:

Acute infectious diseases
Heart problems
Any kind of tumors;
High fever

This article was written for the informational purpose ONLY. Please before you decide to get acupuncture treatment,consult with your health care provider first !!!

8 the best healthiest oils

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There are so many beneficial oils that are more useful for people and suitable for different dishes. This list includes the most useful vegetable oils, which are full of nutrients and vitamins.

1. Grapeseed oil

This is super healthy oil for frying, full of polyunsaturated fats, very low in saturated fat. It has no cholesterol that makes it perfect for a healthy heart. In addition, grape seed oil is quite versatile, has a mild nutty flavor and can add some flavor to any dish. Add it to your summer salads, or on toast.In addition, the grape seed oil is also very good as a natural skin moisturizer as well.

2. Avocado oil

Besides the fact that avocado is one of the healthiest fruits,this is a great thing that we can buy the avocado oil as well.. Avocado is rich in vitamin E and monounsaturated fats. This is also recommended if you’re on a diet or is diabetic. Studies have shown that such fats regulate insulin and blood sugar level.

3. Peanut butter

Yes, peanuts used not only for the sandwich paste, but also for cooking. This delicious oil has a low content of harmful fats, this is perfect for cooking and light quenching in oil. Use it in Asian recipes or add to sauces and salad dressings.It tastes really delicious!

4. Almond oil

This is one of the most healthiest oils for frying. Almond oil contains a lot of monounsaturated fat, making it ideal for frying.This oil is good for people with diabetes or heart disease. It has great flavor and can be used as a replacement in healthy desserts. You can experiment with it and use it instead of boring whipped cream.

5. Olive oil

This is one of the most popular oils for frying which is a good reason. It contains high levels of monounsaturated fat and low cholesterol, which is good for the heart and brain. Use it to make pesto sauce or salad dressings. This vegetable oil is low in calories,so it is a perfect for those who wants to lose some pounds.

6. Flaxseed oil

Among the most useful oils this is the flaxseed oil. It contains polyunsaturated fats and an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which improve brain function and promote heart health. This is a great cooking oil that can be added to salad dressings and even some smoothies.

7.  Canola oil

People who care about their diet, should use canola oil as well. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are useful for people with diabetes or heart problems. It almost does not smoke and does not burn,so it is ideal for cooking at high temperatures.

8. Coconut oil (my favorite)

When it comes to cooking at high temperature, coconut oil is an excellent choice. This controversial oil previously considered dangerous to human health because of the high content of saturated fat. Recent studies have shown that this oil is safe and has no threat. Conversely, saturated fat is a good source of energy. Its other advantage is that the oil can be stored for many months or even years, while not spoil at all.In addition,coconut oil is very useful in skin care and cosmetics.

Make sure before your purchase that oils are certified organic and preservatives free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much water you need to drink a day?

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Water is the essential attribute of our planet.Most of us take it for granted.Drinking enough water is the main part of being healthy.How much water we have to drink a day?Perhaps close a gallon per day.  

If we go to any restaurant,there is the rule they pour a full glass of water before your meal and this is unhealthy….

To get the maximum benefit from the water, you should drink water in a healthier way. If you drink water during a meal or immediately after a meal, it will harm the health, since the liquid dilutes the digestive juices that hamper digestion. Because of this wrong approach it is a possible developing many diseases in our body.

Since the rate of digestion decreases it begins to form the toxins, and food begins to decompose, causing floating. In addition, in the abdomen appears uncomfortable feeling. At this stage, the cells are dehydrated and can not take part in the process of digestion.So, the water will be useful, if we consume it in appropriate way:

Drink 1 cup of water as soon as you get out of the bed. This moisture will fill all the cells of the digestive system.It will also help effectively excrete the decay products.Another cup of water should be consumed 30 minutes before your breakfast time. This moisture will fill all cells of the body, and when you eat, the cells begin to actively absorb nutrients. Please do not drink the water during the breakfast or immediately after your breakfast time.The next time you need to drink water for 1 hour before the dinner. At this time, you again need to drink 300 ml or 1 cup. Do not drink the water during the lunch or immediately after the lunch.It must pass a minimum of 2.5 hours: during this time the food passes through the digestive system and digestive juices are at a maximum concentration provides fast and natural digestion.You can also avoid of a feeling of heaviness and discomfort in the abdomen area

After 2.5 hours after the lunch time you can drink more water about 1 or 2 cups.
Between that time and the time of your evening meal, you can drink plenty of water as you wish.After 2.5 hours after your evening meal drink 300 ml of water before you go to sleep. 

Those above rules are needed to get the maximum benefit from the water for our health. People with kidney disease need to increase the water intake, but only under the supervision of doctors or health care provider

This is good to remember that the amount of water you drink must comply with the excretion of fluid excretion. If it does not, it means that the water is stored somewhere in the body and it is not healthy at all.

Please note,before you start to follow these tips, you should consult with your doctor. Please make sure that the above information is provided for informational purposes only and it can not replace a doctor’s recommendation.

 

 

 

DIY sunburn healing body mask

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Make your own sunburn healing mask at home which can sooth and heal your damaged sunburned skin.

Ingredients:

2 bags chamomile tea brewed

one handful of fresh mint leaves,brewed

1 whole cucumber with peel,chopped

1/4 cup fresh gel from aloe vera leaf

5 drops of lavender essential oil

How to make the sunburn healing body mask:

Once the teas have cooled,press the hard removed bags and leaves in order to get a strong extract.After pour the teas in a food processor among with all additional ingredients and blend the well.Using a brush,apply this mixture to affected area on your body and leave for 30 minutes to heal.Then, gently rinse it off with a cool water and carefully apply by circular motion  the sea buckthorn oil into your skin.

Why does the sea buckthorn oil good for the burns?

Oil extracted from the fruit of the sea buckthorn plant accelerates the healing process and regeneration of tissues damaged by burns and other skin lesions. The most biologically active component of sea buckthorn oil are sterols. It is used in any kind of burns, eye burns in particular, as well as skin ulcers in order to accelerate the process of epithelization.Sea buckthorn oil accelerates the healing process of external and internal burns. It perfectly removes swelling, increases the elasticity of blood vessels, normalizes metabolic processes at the cellular level. Sea-buckthorn oil is used in radiation burns and radiation therapy to accelerate epithelization as well. Sea buckthorn oil is actively used in oncology, surgical and dermatological practice to cure a variety of trophic disorders.

Blue,Red and White quick healthy dessert for 4th of July

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If you do not have a time to bake a cake,here I have a healthy solution to make a tasty dessert just in 5 minutes.You can involve your kids,friends or whole family to make it,because it is a fun !!!

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup raw organic honey

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

4 cubes angel food cake (you can make it at home or go for the healthier choice to purchase it in a store)

1/4 cup blueberries

1/4 cup blackberries

1/4 cup strawberries

1/4 cup raspberries

How to make this dessert:

You need pretty medium size glasses.First mix together yogurt with honey and vanilla extract.Second take a glass and make a layer of food cake,blueberries,blackberries,strawberries,raspberries and layer of yogurt.After repeat it again.You can make as many glasses as you want,just double the ingredients and have a fun.

DIY healing salve from insect bites,splinters and boils

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Natural,homemade,organic salve can heal your skin from insect bites,boils and splinters.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoon castor oil

6 tablespoon Calendula infused olive oil

2 teaspoon beeswax

3 teaspoon activated charcoal

3 teaspoon white kaolin clay

15 drops buckthorn oil

20 drops tea tree oil

30 drops lavender essential oil

How to make this salve:

In a double bowl set up a beeswax and using a medium heat wait until a beeswax has completely melted.Then,remove from the heat and combine together oils,essential oils,charcoal and kaolin clay.Stir all ingredients well until the salve form will be achieved.Immediately pour into a glass jar or container.Make sure to store this homemade recipe in a cool,dark place.Apply a small amount to affected area as need it.Then cover with a band-aid and leave for up to ten hours.After wast it off with a regular soap and water.This salve has a drawing effect which helps to reduce pain,and heals a damaged skin.

 

 

 

8 best foods to fight with acne in your fridge

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The best products to get rid of acne can be in your fridge.Believe it or not but a proper nutrition helps to get rid of acne quickly,and make your skin glow.

1. Coconut oil.Coconut has beneficial effects on metabolism and thyroid activity. Coconut oil effectively fights with all sorts of harmful bacteria.

2. Orange products.Natural products with orange tint high in beta-carotene, which is the worst enemy of acne. Enrich your diet with carrots, sweet potatoes, melon, pumpkin, sweet pepper, this will give your skin a perfect look so fast.

3. Spirulina.Deep sea algae – is the best natural cure for acne. Spirulina is rich with vitamin A  which is the best friend of healthy skin.

4. Cucumber.In the peel of cucumber you can find minerals, which are able to cure and prevent skin rashes.

5. Beans.This product contains the high amount of zinc, which is necessary to effectively fight skin infections and acne.

6. Spinach.These tender green leaves effectively fight skin inflammation and maintain the proper level of collagen in our skin.

7. Salmon.This fatty fish nourishes our bodies with the omega-3 fats, which lead to maintain the hormonal system,because the hormonal disorder causes acne on our skin.

8. Chia seeds.

They contain a full range of nutrients, which are promote a healthy looking skin.

- Vitamin E;
- Fatty acids omega-6;
- Fatty acids omega-3;
- Proteins;
- B vitamins;

Advantage and disadvantage of juicing

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The point of juicing is 7 – to 14-day diet alone with fresh juices. With no doubts,this method of losing weight today is extremely popular. This is a very tasty,sweet diet, as well as the most useful and effective,because your pounds are melting like an ice-cream on the sun. But consider this diet first,you better do a research if this method is really harmless for the health.In other words, deficiency of protein, fat and carbohydrates has extremely negative impact on human health. People who are on  juice diet can expect constant weakness, low muscle tone and even hair loss. Because lack of fiber causes problems related to the work of the gastrointestinal tract. One advantage of juicing is filling up the body with vitamins and minerals.In addition,great amount of useful substances contained in the juices can cause hypervitaminosis, which is, in turn, is an acute disorder, which by its symptoms coincides with poisoning.

If you wish to lose some weight or cleanse the body from the toxins,better choose the juice fasting day or 3-day juice detox, in contrast, can be quite effective and harmless for the health. In addition, a glass of fresh juice every day can help you strengthen your immune system,make your skin glow and improve your health as well.Here try a simple recipe: make the juice from  a half of small beet, one large carrot and three green apples.For the best benefit this juice should be drunk immediately after 15 minutes you make it.This is a great way to start your day with a healthy habit.