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Home Remedies For Bipolar Disorder

Some of the most effective home remedies for bipolar disorder include the use of St. John’s Wort, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, black cohosh, fish oil, valerian root, lithium, flaxseed oil, and magnesium, as well as behavioral remedies like massage therapy, restful sleep, and stress reduction.

Bipolar Disorder
One of the most complex and misunderstood mental disorders is bipolar disorder, and it affects 1-3% of the global population at one point in their life or another, although the rates are significantly higher in western countries. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression, because it is characterized by unpredictable and seemingly uncontrollable swings between periods of good moods and depression. While many people focus on the negative (depression) side of this disorder, the heightened mood is often a state of mania, which can even include psychosis. Sufferers report periods of elation and hyper awareness, followed by depressive periods where poor self-esteem, inability to so…

Causes of a Bloating Stomach

Stomach bloating can result from numerous medical conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Bloating is a subjective sensation that the abdomen is larger than normal." As a result, pains, nausea and cramps are also commonly associated with stomach bloating. While many cases are the result of digestion or intolerance to food, other examples of stomach bloating may be the result of a larger medical problem. Learn the most common causes of stomach bloating among adults and children.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
According to, "Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, bloating and changes in bowel habits." Common among women (approximately 75 percent of all cases), male and female sufferers may go undiagnosed for years as symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed or ignored in mild to moderate cases. Common causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome include foods like wheat, chocolate and…

How To Make Coffee Body Scrub

Luxury spas and resorts around the world have long used coffee as a secret ingredient in body scrubs. The grounds help exfoliate old skin cells, while the caffeine can help minimize the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins. Coffee scrubs are usually too harsh for the complexion, but the rest of your body will love them.

Things You'll Need
2 cups coarsely ground coffee1/2 cup sea salt or raw sugar3 tbsp. sweet almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, apricot oil, or any other light massage oil3 drops almond or vanilla extract1 tbsp. ground coffee1/4 cup brown sugar6 hazelnuts2 tsp. almond oil2 tsp. jojoba oil2 tsp. olive oil3 drops orange essential oil1 cup freeze-dried coffee8 cups sea salt, pickling salt or kosher salt2 cups avocado pulp1 cup light massage oil2 tbsp vanilla extract2 tbsp. honey1/2 lb. fresh carrots6 oz. finely fround coffee3 tbsp. spa facial clay1 tsp. waterFew drops of scented extract1/2 cup raw sugar3 tbsp. yogurtAdding Sea Salt and Oils
Start with 2 cups of coar…

Health Benefits Of Golden Berries You Need To Know

Some of the most impressive health benefits of Golden Berries include their ability to help lose weight, detoxify the body, manage diabetes, optimize kidney function, reduce inflammation, prevent certain degenerative diseases, boost heart health, and maximize immune function.

Golden Berries
Depending on where you are in the world, you may know golden berries by various names, including Cape Gooseberry, Aztec berry, poha, harankash, or Physalis, among a dozen or more other common names. Scientifically, however, golden berries are known as Physalis peruviana, and are widely considered to be a superfood that is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that can significantly improve your overall health. Although this small yellowish berry is native to South America, it has spread to other parts of the world, including South Africa and Europe, and is exported extensively, hence its many names. Oddly enough, golden berries are more closely related to tomatoes and eggplants than other berries, …

Heart Disease And Back Pain Symptoms

Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease, heart attack and stroke can save your life. While chest pain is automatically associated with heart disease, there are other signs and symptoms that are less common, but no less serious. Sometimes one warning sign of heart disease can be back pain.

Typical Heart Disease Symptoms
Chest pain or tightness is the most common symptom for a heart attack in both women and men. However, woman are more likely then men to have back pain in addition to, or in place of chest pain.

Studies published in the British Medical Journal have found an association between back pain and heart disease. Back pain may be the result of atherosclerosis in arteries in the lower back. See the link below.

Other Heart Conditions
Pain in the middle of the back could be from an aortic aneurysm. In this situation the aneurysm occurs in the part of the aorta that passes through the chest.

Other Causes of Back Pain
You may experience pain in the …

How To Make a Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum

One of the most powerful anti-aging vitamins is vitamin C. A potent anti aging serum, vitamin C boosts collagen production, repairs existing sun damage, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Making your own vitamin C skin care products ensures the best results.

Vitamin C is unstable and oxidizes quickly, meaning it has a very short self life. Since most vitamin C serum costs $20 and up and oxidize before consumers are half way through the bottle, it is both frugal and better for your skin to make your own anti aging serum. Making a vitamin C serum is easy to do with some basic supplies. The recipe below will yield an anti aging serum of 10% strength.

Things You'll Need
L-ascorbic AcidDistilled WaterGlycerin OR KY Jelly OR LotionCup or bowlStep by steps

1. Purchase the L-ascorbic acid form of Vitamin C. L-ascorbic acid can be found online and in health food stores. Do not buy vitamin C tablets as these often have fillers that you don't want to put on your skin. C…

Only Need This To Make White Teeth

Pearly white teeth are a sign of good dental hygiene and they look great in photos. Keeping your teeth white can be a challenge because many foods we eat can cause surface stains and cavities.

Brushing your teeth regularly, flossing and using teeth whitening products can help brighten your smile. There are also teeth whitening gels, pastes and mouthwashes, though a bleaching treatment from your dentist's office is the most effective remedy. Follow the instructions below for teeth whitening treatments you can do at home.

Things You'll Need
Baking sodaHydrogen peroxideFresh strawberriesBanana peelsWhitening mouthwash Dip your toothbrush in a small amount of peroxide and then dip it into baking soda. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes and rinse your mouth well. Brush your teeth using your regular toothpaste for at least 30 seconds afterward. While this method is effective in helping most people achieve a whiter smile, you should use it only once or twice a week to prevent to…