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Natural Stress Remedies : See How Easily You Can Do It

Stress relief

Stress relief

I have talked about Stress Management a couple days ago.  But today, I am going to cover some other things. As you may know stress doesn’t always have to mean having to take medications to feel at ease. There are also natural remedies and preventive measures that you can take to rid yourself of stress. Here are a few of them:

  • Physical Activity

Being physically active increases the amount of norepinephrine, a substance that can help our body and brain deal with stress more effectively. Physical activity also helps loosen up muscles and prevent strains, stiff neck and other things that may cause stress. Exercising also helps release endorphins or happy hormones.

  • Avoid Too Much Caffeine

For some people, caffeine may be a part of their daily routine. However, caffeine also makes you hyped up and can make you feel quite uptight. People who drink too much caffeine are more anxious than those who don’t. Opt for teas and other non-caffeinated beverages instead.

  • Herbs

    Massage can help relieve stress

    Massage can help relieve stress

Some herbs can be used to make tea that will help you deal with stress more efficiently. Studies and research show that herbs like Asian ginseng, Siberian ginseng (eleuthero), American ginseng and lots more can help stabilize blood pressure and sugar levels during stress. This can help your body cope up with stress way better.

  • Massage

A good massage can help loosen up your whole body and can take your mind off things that cause stress. It will help your body relax and be able to cope with stress better in the future. You can also make use of candles and aromatherapy oils which have calming effects.

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How to Relieve Stiff Neck : 3 Things You Must Check Before Sleeping

Cause of Stiff neck

Cause of Stiff neck

No one likes waking up with a stiff neck. It is not only annoying but it can also be quite painful. People with stiff necks are often uncomfortable in doing their daily activities as their actions and moves somehow seem limited.

What’s even worse is that there is no particular medicine that you can take in to remedy for stiff neck. You might resort to acupuncture, massage and warm baths but nothing more. That is why it is very important to prevent getting a stiff neck in the first place. Usually the cause of stiff neck  are related totype of  pillow, mattress and sleeping position.

So here are a few things that you should look into before going to sleep.

  • Pillows

Make sure that the pillow you are using molds or cradles your head and does not stay flat. Most people find feather pillows to be more helpful in preventing stiff neck compared to pillows made from foam. Foam pillows tend to be stiff and stay flat compared to feather pillows which are softer and yet able to support your head. Make sure that your pillow elevates your head three inches higher than your body

  • Mattress

Your mattress should be firm and must provide good support to your back. Pillows and mattresses should work such that your neck and back are in line – preventing stiff neck and back aches when you wake up.

  • Sleeping Position

If possible, avoid sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping on your stomach will cause you to turn your head to one particular side more often. Maintaining such position will most definitely cause a stiff neck by the time you wake up.

If you meet these three steps, I am sure you would not have stiff neck when you wake up the next morning. The video below can also help you relieve stiff neck. Make sure you check it out.

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What Do You Know About Male Menopause: Can Andropause Be Reversed?

Male menopause and symptoms

Male menopause and symptoms

Well, not only women reach the big change in their lives. Men do have their share of the pie. Although, andropause  is not widely discussed, nope! Of course the male ego would not allow this weakness to be brought out in the open. Who would want to be exposed to such feminine concept?

It’s sadly inevitable. What do you expect? You are over 50. That would be the line that your conventional doctor would say to you when you go to their clinic complaining of flagging energy, duller, sore muscles and libido at half mast.

Well, most men must know that the main hormone affected by this andropause is the male hormone called testosterone. It’s slowly deteriorating at a certain point and what alternative practitioners would suggest is to take supplements to increase that hormone to reverse the male menopause.

Of course there is the testosterone therapy which could prove to be more expensive. If you must go through the natural remedy, make sure to follow multiple factors to keep menopause at bay.

Exercise at any age is a must, specially for men over age 50. Why? Because overweight men have lower than normal levels of testosterone in their body. Fats causes the body to produce lesser testosterone and more of the female hormone called estrogen.

Andropause can be reversed

Andropause can be reversed

Yes, men do have this hormone also but in a much lower level than that of the males. That’s why, when you become overweight, you tend to be weaker and can’t burn as much fat. Just a brisk 20 minute walks three times a week can help a middle age or older man maintain lean body mass.

The mineral zinc can help deactivate aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. It’s recommended to take 50 milligrams twice a day until you see an improvement. Vitamin C must also be adequate in the body to maintain high levels of aromatase.

There are suggested foods called cruciferous vegetables that are rich in indoles, which break down estrogen more efficiently so that it does not build in the system. These are the broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. You must also avoid grapefruit since its known to block the livers breakdown of estrogen.

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How To Make Natural Homemade Skin Moisturizers

Skin moisturizers need not to come from the shelves. You can whip your very own skin moisturizer using ingredients that you can find at home. Not only will you know exactly what you’re applying onto your skin – but you’re also sure that you won’t be putting any chemicals onto it.

Skin moisturizer

Skin moisturizer

Chemicals and preservatives might be able to moisturize your skin temporarily but side effects are bound to arise. Here are a few natural skin moisturizer concoctions.

  • Cold milk or buttermilk

You can use cold milk or buttermilk and apply it onto your skin. Just wet a towel or a piece of cloth and let it stay on your skin for about five minutes. After five minutes, rinse very gently so that you some of its essence is still left behind. Milk and buttermilk has lactic acid which acts as skin exfoliants – removing dead skin cells and revealing younger skin.

  • Honey, olive oil and oatmeal

Mix ¼ cup of honey, 4 tablespoons of oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix it thoroughly and apply it onto your skin. Make sure to remove the mixture after five minutes by rinsing with warm water.

  • Shea Butter

Simply buy shea butter preferably 18 months old or less and apply it onto skin. Shea butter has been a popular skin moisturizer since ancient times. It contains Vitamin A that can help get rid of dry skin and Vitamin F (fatty acids) that promotes skin growth.

  • Olive Oil

Just apply it directly onto skin or add it to your bath and soak in it. Olive oil contains linoleic acid that traps moisture in the skin – keeping it highly hydrated.

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