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10 Helpful Remedies To Relieve Headache Pain And Tension

Headaches often get brushed aside as nothing more than a common complaint, a quit-your-whining-and-start-working type of thing…if only. While many people suffer them at one point or another, rarity is not the best way to judge just how nasty something can be. The pain of a headache can make day-to-day life a miserable challenge, and forces us to head straight for the aspirin. This is a sticky situation, because ultimately that will only perpetuate the problem.


When you take over-the-counter pain killers all you’re doing is smothering your symptoms and ignoring the real issue of what triggers the headache. Natural remedies for headaches may take a bit more thought than simply popping a pill, but don’t brush them off. They won’t wreak havoc on your body like other over-the-counter or prescription pain-killers do, and you’re less likely to become so dependent on them that you need them for every little ache.

1. Crush it with cayenne
Utilizing something spicy may not sound headache helpful…

10 Reasons Why Every Home Should Have An Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera – one of the more than five hundred species of succulent in the Aloe genus – has been used throughout history to treat both internal and external maladies. Aloe Vera gel is widely recognized for its ability to soothe pain and inflammation caused by burns, or more specifically those from sunburn.  However, most people don’t recognize the full spectrum of health benefits offered by the whole of this amazing plant. Read on for a full list of everyday uses for the awesome natural remedy that is Aloe Vera.


1. Rich in Vitamins
–  B1 (thiamin) – important for metabolic function, specifically in regards to the metabolism of carbohydrates.

B2 (riboflavin) – needed for synthesis of other vitamins, including many other B vitamins.  Also improves digestion and metabolism.

B3 (niacin) – reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels while improving HDL (good) cholesterol.  Also important for liver, kidney, heart, and intestinal function.

B6 (pyridoxal phosphate) – necessary f…

8 Home Remedies For Acne And Pesky Pimples

Your skin is your friend. You like your skin. Your skin likes you. It protects you from the elements and literally keeps you together. You in turn do your best to protect it from any kind of damage. Then, one day, acne rears its ugly head, and you suddenly hate your skin. What do you do then? Turn to harsh chemicals, and expensive scrubs? That’s a fine way to thank a friend who’s been there for you since day one. Your epidermis isn’t at fault here-it can’t help that your hormones are causing all that extra sebum to clog up your pores, or the fact that bacteria is running rampant. If your skin could talk it would say something along the lines of “patience, grasshopper. Treat me right and I shall repay you in kind.”


That’s just a guess, anyways. The point is, natural acne remedies are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay. They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it. Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind…

10 Warning Signs You Have High Cortisol Level And How To Lower It

Modern day life is stressful. We constantly have important things on our mind. Deadlines, exams, kids, long work days, etc. You know how it is, and you know how you feel when you get stressed, but in case you didn’t already know what’s happening inside your body when you are experiencing a frustrating situation.

This is what’s going on: when you are stressed your hypothalamus, a tiny region at the base of your brain, sets off an alarm system in your body. This causes nerve and hormonal signals to prompt your adrenal glands, located at the top of your kidneys, to release a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.

What is Cortisol and what does it do?
Cortisol is a steroid hormone, more specifically a glucocorticoid which is secreted by the adrenal glands (a hormone is a chemical which is made in one part of the body, but passes into the bloodstream and has effects on other parts of the body). You have two small adrenal glands which sit above each kidney. We all need cortiso…

Early Signs of Stroke And 10 Life Saving Tips For Lowering Stroke Risk

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Yet many U.S. adults aged 45 and older may have had a stroke without realizing it, a new study shows. The researchers wrote that people should learn the early signs of stroke and immediately seek emergency medical help if those symptoms appear.


Some stroke medicines must be given shortly after stroke symptoms start, and those drugs can make a big difference in the outcome of a stroke. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of long term disability.

What Is a Stroke?
Our brain needs a constant blood supply to function. This blood supply provides vital nutrients and oxygen to the brain cells. The arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood from  the heart to the tissues of the body. A stroke occurs either when a blood clot blocks an artery (ischemic stroke) or the artery burs…