Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic detoxification routine that prescribes a teaspoon of oil is swirled in the mouth for five to twenty minutes. During this period, the oil collects any harmful bacterium that has settled in the mouth. This oil is better spat into a tissue and dispersed of, rather than into a toilet or sink. Many people have confirmed that oil pulling has helped to strengthen their gums, prevented the loss of loose teeth, and whitened the teeth.
Life is full of surprises but we should never allow these to push us down to the point where we cannot recover from the unwelcome surprise or trauma. For the last few weeks we focused on the importance of keeping true to ourselves, accepting our current situation and educating ourselves in order to make positive changes.
Ten years ago, coconut oil was deemed the oil to avoid, as it contains saturated fat. But celebrities and health enthusiasts now state that it is THE new miracle food. Not only can it improve the unpleasant symptoms of brain degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but it can soothe diaper rash, heal marks and scars, prevent dandruff, and leave the locks looking shiny and frizz-free. Is there nothing it cannot do? Is Coconut Oil A Health or Hype?
If you believe that the only sunscreen that is effective against sunburn are the conventional brands that fill the shelves of the supermarket and beauty stores, think again! These conventional branded sunscreens contain ingredients that are difficult to pronounce, yet we still smother our skin in them. Some sunscreens can increase the risk of free radical damage and even skin cancer. If you plan to do your own research on skin cancer and sunscreen, ensure that you look into the independent research, which will not be bias toward the benefits or disadvantages of conventional sunscreen.
It is important to be aware of what you put on your skin because it is the largest organ in the human body. Organic coconut oil is a miraculous oil not only for the hair, skin, and nails, but it’s also edible and is ideal to use in cooking. Now there is evidence to suggest that coconut oil can reduce the appearance of cellulite.
There are some oils that are more beneficial than others, and coconut oil is just one of them. Did you know that coconut oil has anti-fungal properties? Therefore, it helps to treat dandruff, psoriasis, athletes foot, and other skin problems. The body converts the anti-fungal lauric acid into monolaurin.
Kids today seem to have a great talent, multitasking. If they’re not surfing the web, they are texting, sending instant messaging, listening to music or using their iPod. These are all distractions that constantly compete for their attention. Interruptions are imminent and this makes it even more difficult for young ones to focus on the task at hand. Focusing requires self discipline, good strategies and concentration skills which can be nurtured. As parents we all want our kids to succeed. Below are practical tips that can help our kids focus.
Technological advancement and social trends can make the “baby boomers” or “those born before the evolution of the social media”, feel powerless. We all have our own personal struggles. Whether it’s due to a personal situation, lack of recognition at work, or even the recession, it is critical that we find a way to limit that feeling of powerlessness.
The winter season is upon us and it can encourage a multitude of unpleasant symptoms, including coughing and nasal congestion. The daily consumption of coconut oil, however, can reduce those symptoms and even remove them altogether. There is evidence to suggest that taking coconut oil orally during a cold spell can reduce the unpleasant mucus production. When the body is healthy, the mucus is utilised by the body, but when the body is feeling under-the-weather, we are forced to expel this mucus by coughing it up or clearing the blockage in the nose.
Surveys taken among both the young and old have shown that many are either trying or are considering changing something about themselves. One of the biggest change needed is always with reference to the participants weight. Due to the constant increase seen in the annual obesity figure many in authority remains concerned.