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Ways to get Pulled Muscle Relief

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At one point or another, no matter your age, it is likely that you have experienced some type of muscle pain. The pain could have been caused by overexerting yourself or simply because your joints have become worn down. Muscle pain may happen suddenly or come on gradually, but either way, it can cause a lot of discomforts. During these times you just want to be able to make it go away so that you can go on with your day to day life. While a quick fix is what we want, turning to a painkiller should not always be the first thing that you do. There are better and more natural ways to help relieve muscle pain that will also help to keep it from happening again. Let’s take a closer look at 14 natural muscle relaxers that can help relieve pain. 1. Movement and Massage Whe...

Home Cures for Ear Pain Relief

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Ear pain is a very common symptom that goes together with a handful of different health conditions, most commonly an ear infection – although many other types of airway infections and conditions like the flu might also have ear pain as an accompanying symptom. Sometimes it can also be caused by direct trauma to the ear, because of changes in air pressure affecting the ear or by spending time underwater.The routine build-up of wax in the ears can also trigger ear pain. It’s one of the most uncomfortable symptoms to have. But it can also be one of the easiest ones to cure and you might not even have to see your doctor do it: There are plenty of home cures that can help you to relieve ear pain fast. Here are 14 simple home cures for ear pain relief.  1. The Saline solution in ...

Foods Low in Sodium

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Have you been feeling more bloated than a sponge that has been soaking in a bucket of water for a week lately? Do you feel like the world is spinning when you stand up or when you change positions while you’re lying or sitting down? Have you noticed that you are sweating more than usual, even though it’s not hot outside, or you aren’t doing anything you would consider strenuous? If so, your sodium levels may be too high. Sodium is an essential mineral. It’s produced by the body and it is also found in a lot of foods and food additives. It is important because it helps to balance fluid levels in the body, prevents dehydration, regulates blood pressure and helps to keep the muscles working properly. It’s also the nutrient that is used in the transmission of nerve impulses. However, while ...
Health Benefits of Garlic

Health Benefits of Garlic

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Garlic is a beloved ingredient for cooking. Its pungent aroma and flavorful taste can be used to make so many meals taste amazing. However, did you know that there’s more to garlic than just its incredible flavor? A member of the Allium family, garlic is a close relative of shallots, leeks, and onions. In modern times, it is most commonly used as an ingredient for cooking; however, throughout ancient history, it was used primarily for its medicinal properties. Documents prove that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Romans, and Babylonians used garlic to treat a variety of ailments. Why? – Because it contains allicin, a special compound that has been found to have extraordinary medicinal properties. When a clove of garlic is crushed, chopped or chewed, allicin is released. This com...

Things You Didn’t Know About Hypotension

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Most people have heard of hypertension, which is another name for high blood pressure. However, another condition that some people suffer from is hypotension, which is low blood pressure. A person who has a blood pressure that is below 90/60 is considered to have low blood pressure. The risk of developing low or high blood pressure typically increases with age. This is mainly from the changes that take place inside the body as we get older. Some people who experience low blood pressure do not have any symptoms, others may experience blurred vision, fainting episodes, lightheadedness or dizziness, lack of concentration, and fatigue. While most people know the risks of hypertension, many do not realize that hypotension can cause just as many issues. When blood pressure is normal the he...

Steps to Grow Kombucha Scoby at Home

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Kombucha is a tempting drink which has become tremendously popular in the West, though the drink has been used in the Eastern World for several thousand years. It has a unique flavor combination of sweet and spice. It’s easy to fall in love with it, but as soon as you do, you will realize your habit is quite expensive. In ancient China, it was known to be a product for immortality as it provided several benefits that contributed to the longevity and overall good health. It’s may even be an excellent way to prevent deadly diseases such as cancer. You might be somewhat doubtful about the health benefits of Kombucha as many herbal remedies do not always fulfill their promises. This drink is entirely different. Several studies have been conducted on the Kombucha to demonstrate its benefits,...

Banana Nutrition Facts and Benefits

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Bananas are one of nature’s superfoods and provide a host of benefits that can promote general health. This fruit is closely associated with the mineral potassium which strengthens the cardiovascular system and can lower blood pressure. In addition, potassium is an electrolyte that manages fluids in the body and can treat dehydration. Bananas also contain magnesium which benefits various processes within the body, including gene maintenance and protein production from amino acids. In addition, this fruit can promote healthy sleep patterns because it contains the amino acid tryptophan that can increase serotonin levels. Serotonin helps manage moods and can fight depression. Bananas do not only have a generous serving of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids but can provide a low-fat and...

20 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Inflammation has received a lot of bad press lately and for very good reason. Inflammation may be a good thing in some cases and even a sign that your body is successfully fighting an infection… but when it is allowed to persist it can also cause a wealth of problems. Inflammation is one of the body’s acute responses to an infection by bacteria or a virus. It also occurs in response to an injury. Its aim is to protect the area, to rush important nutrients to it and to stem the movement of invading pathogens. The problem is that a great many things can cause inflammation and in some case, this results in ‘chronic’ inflammation. Meaning in other words that the inflammation isn’t going to go away once the healing is over and you’re going to be stuck with it. At this point, inflammati...
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Anemia is a condition that describes a low red blood cell count. This can be caused by either low B12 or low iron, but the most common form is iron deficiency. Iron is a mineral that we get from our diet and which has a wide range of different important roles in the body. Among these, one of the most crucial is that it is used in the formation of red blood cells. And those that remember their high school biology should know that the red blood cells are the cells that carry oxygen around the circulatory system from the heart to the muscles, organs, brain, and lungs. What you may be less aware of, is the fact that they also carry other things – including important nutrients. As you’re probably rather aware, we need oxygen rather crucially. When this starts running low, you notice a ran...