Stress over headaches?

Most of us suffer from tension headaches at one time or another. Tension headaches are usually caused by at tightening of the muscles of the face, neck or scalp. Some of the more common factors hat precipitated your headache could be food allergies, eyestrain, muscle tension, poor posture, too little sleep or even too much sleep! It can also be associated with hormonal changes such as menstruation, ovulation and the use of birth control pills. Another major promoter of headaches is emotional change.

Do you know that stress and anger can produce a headache? Perhaps the best strategy to ending headaches is to remove the cause. Here are some tips:

• Watch out for food allergies. Top of the watch-list includes milk, chocolate, tomatoes, food additives, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, beer and wine.

• Supplementing magnesium can add protection against headaches

• The herb feverfew has been used for centuries to relieve headaches, migranes, fevers and arthritis.

• Try a relaxation technique

• Consider treating yourself to a regular massage or some other physical therapy to relieve tension

• Seek professional help such as a chiropractor and acupuncturist

• Psychological counselling is a good choice if the cause is an ongoing emotional situation

How we detest cellulite

This post is written specially for us ladies. It is about the ‘orange peely’ skin or fat deposits we all hear about or experience on our buttocks or thighs. In case you think cellulite strikes only among women who are out of shape, thin or women with good figures are not spared of this problem. Do you know that 85% women suffer from cellulite?


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The most effective way to counter cellulite would be good diet and regular exercise. This includes the simple inclusion of more vegetables and fruits in your diets and reducing fatty and oily foods. Exercise helps in blood circulation which is key to eliminating those dimpled fats under the skin. But it must be understood that it takes time before results can be clearly visible.

Another effective approach to getting blood flowing is vigorous brushing of the skin of the legs. Brushing in an upwardly direction encourages the draining of lymph and excess fluid from affected parts, and helps to stimulate the circulation too. You can do this by getting a natural brush from health food stores; skin brushing can work wonders to transform the orange peel appearance of cellulite into peachy skin.

For another anti cellulite, check out this Micro-Massage Tummy Band!

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

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I was introduced to the goodness of organic virgin coconut oil very recently. Unlike long chain fatty acid in animal saturated fat, the medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) in virgin coconut oil raises your metabolism and boosts your immune system. It contains potent healing properties with antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiprotozoal properties.

Virgin coconut oil is excellent for infants and children who are not breast fed as the oil contains high lauric acid (best known as the main component of mother’s milk). Lauric acid protects infants and children from common childhood infections and illnesses. This whole food is also recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers to build up immune system and to increase the lauric acid in the breast milk.

Here are some other reasons why you should include organic virgin coconut oil as your supplement:

  • Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses.
  • Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions.
  • Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections.
  • Supports immune system function.
  • Helps control diabetes.
  • Provides an immediate source of energy.
  • Supports healthy metabolic function.
  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health.
  • Supplies fewer calories than other fats.
  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Has a mild delicate flavor.
  • Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life).
  • Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking).
  • Helps keep skin soft and smooth.
  • Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.
  • Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes.
  • Functions as a protective antioxidant.