Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did You Know that...

  1. the best remedy to treat cold sores is to first apply pressure over the affected area with an ice cube (wrapped in a paper towel,) then use a q-tip dipped into nail polish remover, apply pressure on the cold sore. This technique will kill the bacteria and soon cure the cold sore. Do this twice a day; If you catch it on time, the cold sore might not even surface.
  2. enzymes in strawberries will make your teeth whiter? smash 3-4 strawberries and apply paste on your teeth, rub for few minutes and then wash mouth with water. Then floss to remove seeds stuck between your teeth. How delicious!
  3. plastic bottles are not only bad for our mother-earth but also our health? It is estimated that each day, 60 million are thrown away and will remain in landfills for years and years to come. Bisphenol (BPA) is the main chemical to make plastic so every time we drink water from a plastic source, small amounts are released. The problem becomes a bigger one, when the temperature of water inside the plastic bottle changes from cold to hot (ie: baby bottles) A great alternative to solving this problem and contribute to keeping our planet cleaner, is purchasing a metal bottle. One that we have been using in my family for awhile, is Klean Kanteen. Go to the website to learn more about WHY they are the best in the market, click here. Go green! every little change we make helps.
  4. stretching plays a major role in how we are going to feel for the rest of the day? Have you noticed that dogs do it the moment they wake up...? Stretching can lengthen your muscles and make them stronger so injuries don't happen, also keeps muscles healthy, improves balance and posture and improves circulation. Try full-body stretches by pointing your toes and reaching arms above your head. This can clear your mind and help jump-start your morning. Try these: Neck stretch: Sitting tall with your neck relaxed, gently tilt your head to each side, then front and back, holding each position for a count of 10. Shoulder rolls: With your shoulders relaxed and your arms hanging loose at your sides, roll your shoulders up and forward, then back to center. Next, roll your shoulders up and back, then again to your side. Repeat five times.
  5. as we age wrinkles are more noticeable and probably inevitable? Here is a tip for you to fight wrinkles using bananas. Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold. Gently pat dry.
Have any cool tips/remedies that you want to share? please write it on the comments, I will add them to my manual (book) when I publish it at the end of this year.

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