Sometimes the best remedies in life are the simplest ones. This is certainly true for an ancient skincare trick known to close pores, balance oil production and rejuvenate the skin. You won’t need fancy skin creams filled with chemicals and preservatives to achieve a youthful glow after this. You can start improving the quality of your skin with only two things: purified water and high-quality salt.
Is there anything worse than an aching ear? Recently while traveling in Mexico I came down with a nasty virus. It stole my energy for weeks, clogged my sinuses and left me with a raging ear infection. Fortunately, I was given a local age-old remedy using three simple ingredients commonly found at home: garlic, rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Here’s how to try it, along with other natural remedies for ear pain.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, you’re probably at your wits end about how to help your poor body cope. The good news is, there are several foods that can be as effective as over-the-counter pain medications, without all those nasty side effects. And when these superstar ingredients are combined, you’re looking at one seriously powerful elixir.
When a headache strikes, seemingly out of nowhere, it can ruin your entire day. But rather than reach for harmful over-the-counter medications, it’s important to do two things. First, listen to what your body is trying to tell you and change your lifestyle accordingly. Secondly, soothe symptoms with a natural remedy, like this homemade headache balm.
Health trends come and go, but turmeric’s place in the limelight is here to stay. You’ve probably seen it just about everywhere, from golden lattes to DIY face masks. And if you’ve dismissed this ancient Indian spice as just a health fad, it’s time to take a closer look at its wonder ingredient: curcumin. A tablespoon (or two) could be just what the doctor ordered.
Say the word “cancer” and most people feel one thing: fear. That’s because, now more than ever, cancer seems to strike across such a broad range of categories — young, old, thin, fat, athletic, stationary and everything in between. With cancer’s prevalence, so too are its “cures,” many of which are wishy-washy in the name of science. But there’s one all-natural remedy for cancer that’s surprising scientists and patients alike: cannabis.
If you’re like me, your dentist drilled into you to brush and floss your teeth every morning right when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. There’s no question that brushing and flossing are the best ways to remove bacteria, strengthen your gums and protect against oral diseases. But there’s one more thing you should add to your morning routine, and it may seem a little strange.
Michael’s was recently forced to recall 80,000 pink Himalayan salt lamps for fire risk, illustrating the sheer popularity of the trend. There’s little doubt that pink salt lamps add a peaceful ambiance to any room. But consumers say they do way more than that — from clearing up sinuses to curing insomnia. We’re left wondering, are these salt lamps everything people believe them to be?