Little known way to conquer canker sores

Most doctors will tell us that there is no known cause for canker sores, but alternative healers will tell us that the prime suspect is a 6 letter word with a very bad reputation-STRESS.

With this in mind, all of us are then potential victims of canker sores. Our mouth, apparently is one of the first places that react to physical, mental and emotional stress. So you can consider a breakout in your mouth as a sign that you have extra stress in life.

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Canker sore

If stress is the cause then eliminate it. How? Consider stress relieving techniques like yoga, exercise, listening to favorite relaxing music, massage and a wholistic and fresh approach to life. This might be quite challenging since it’s a lifestyle change.

For a quick fix for an already existing sore, try activated charcoal. Or if  you already have a sign of a developing sore, immediately put a tablet on the area and leave it on inside the mouth for at least 15 minutes. It should remove the painful stinging sensation.

The only drawback is that the area will be tainted black and you will have a dark stool. Nevertheless, everything will be fine. It’s good to keep tablets of activated charcoal handy for unexpected canker sores episode.

To speed healing, consider taking zinc supplement. You can buy natural zinc supplement from health stores. This mineral helps speed up healing and since canker sore is a wound, taking up zinc will surely make healing faster.

Another natural cure that I have personally tried is bee propolis. While this is far from the yummy nature of honey, bee propolis with its black color and unpleasant smell is a winner for canker sore healing.

This will help seal the nutrients and moisture so that the skin can heal faster. You can find this in health stores like GNC, Vitamin Shoppe etc.

Don’t forget to have fun. I want to believe that canker sores are purely stress related. So having fun must be taken twice or thrice daily. Consider having a higher rating in fun rather than stress to be canker sore free.

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How to reduce caffeine dependency with natural technique

The Language of Caffeine Country? Cappucino. Well, for me at least. But caffeine has a lot of forms. They can be found in chocolate bars, non prescription medications for weight loss, colas etc. This is a country where the people are already running for their caffeine quota just to make it through the day.

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Coffee is prime source of caffeine

It makes you feel energized, pumped up, jazzy and electrified. But unknown to us, we, the coffee holics (prime source of caffeine) are slowly being electrocuted.  Studies show that many of the citizens of caffeine country has become irritable, angry and are lacking a good night’s sleep.

They have headaches, uneasy stomachs and drowsiness. Sure, things that have to be done overtime are usually finished but our health is at stake. Caffeine by the way is a powerful stimulant and a drug.

It stimulates our adrenal glands to pump out adrenaline to launch our already tired nervous system again into action.

What to do? Consider these natural cures.

Heard about withdrawal? Well, gradual caffeine withdrawal is best. If you are taking 4 cups a day, consider reducing it to at least half a cup per day until you reach at a certain number of cups that you are comfortable with. Of course there are withdrawal symptoms that can’t be avoided but you can get through it in a week or two.

During this period, it’s also helpful to take a tyrosine supplement. This amino acid supplement has been known to boost the level of dopamine which thereby reduces cravings of people in all kinds of addiction including caffeine.

Another interesting natural cure is the use of a spice cardamom. It’s an ayurvedic form of healing from India. Cardamom is known to be an antidote of caffeine.

I recommend sucking on cardamom seeds during the withdrawal period. The brain will respond to cardamom as if you are actually drinking coffee without the ill effects of caffeine.  And to beat the insomnia during caffeine withdrawal, take a warm bath and a well deserved whole body massage.

It’s good to have a cup or two of coffee a day but too much might cause you to have a dim bulb where you used to have bright ideas.

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