Ruby Ann Fernandez

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5 All Natural Pain Killers 1. Arnica - Effective at treating acute pain such as arthritis, muscle sprains and strains as well as bruises. Arnica is a great pain killer for animals as well. 2. Curcumin - Is excellent at preventing and reducing inflammation, which is the source of most injury and even disease. 3. Devil's Claw - Fights pain and inflammation but can be hard on a sensitive stomach. 4. Feverfew - An age old homeopathic pain killer that works wonders at relieving headaches, arthritis pain and minor pain. 5. Frankincense - Is known for its ability to treat chronic inflammatory pain, such as arthritis.

Health Benefits Of Thyme Thyme For A Healthy Heart and Chronic Inflammation Thyme is one of the best herbs for chronic inflammation in the body and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of heart disease, which thyme protects against. Thyme For Preventing Contamination and Decontaminating Previously Contaminated Foods Research shows that thyme contains materials that can both prevent contamination and decontaminate previously contaminated foods. These studies were published in the February 2004 issue of Food Microbiology. Researchers found that thyme essential oil was able to decontaminate lettuce inoculated wth Shigella, an infectious organism that causes diarrhea and can also cause significant intestinal damage. The studies also showed that washing fruits and vegetables in a solution containing thyme essential oil at the very low concentration of just 1% resulted in dropping the number of Shigella bacteria below the point at which they could be detected. Scientists are currently using this research to develop natural food preservatives. Try adding thyme to your next salad or vinaigrette to enhance and help ensure your produce is safe to eat. Thyme Is Nutrient Rich Thyme is packed with nutrients that aid the body and keep it strong and healthy. It is high in Vitamin K, iron and manganese. Thyme also contains a variety of flavonoids, including apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin . Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative stress and damage and prevent cancer, heart disease and accelerated aging. Thymol is the primary volatile oil constituent of thyme and has amazing health effects. In numerous studies of aging in rats, thymol was found to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes and other cell structures. In particular, the amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes was increased after dietary supplementation with thyme. Thyme for Healthy Skin A study done in England at Leeds Metropolitan University showed that thyme was superior at fighting off the bacteria that causes acne along with being a gentle solution for use on the skin because of thyme’s anti-inflammatory properties. Thyme As A Bacteria Fighter Thyme’s amazing antibacterial properties make it one of the best herbs to fight off all forms of bacteria and infection. Thyme has been shown in numerous studies to fight fungi and e.coli. Lab studies have shown that thyme oil extract was powerful against antibiotic-resistant strains of many different forms of bacteria. Thyme As A Wound Healer Throughout history thyme was placed on bandages to promote healing of wounds and to ward of infections. Thyme For An Effective Mouthwash and Mouth Ulcers Thyme makes an excellent solution for gargle and mouthwash and is used in numerous solutions to protect against dental decay. It is also very effective against laryngitis, sore throats, plaque formation, mouth sores, tonsillitis and bad breath. Thyme for Healthy Bones Thyme contains 60% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin K and is a good source of calcium, iron and manganese which are essential to excellent bone health and growth and aid in preventing bone disease and weakness in the body structure. Thyme for Respiratory Problems Thyme has been used for centuries to treat all manner of respiratory ailments and is one of the best herbs to treat the underlying causes. Nip coughs and bronchitis from the onset by brewing up a batch of thyme tea. Simply steep a few thyme leaves in hot water and drink to treat all forms of respiratory ailments. Thyme For Easing Depression and Menstrual Cramps Thyme works as a tonic and stimulates the nervous system. It alleviates nervous disorders and prevents nightmares, depression, nervous exhaustion, melancholy and insomnia. It has also been shown to alleviate menstrual cramps significantly. Ancient Greek temples were documented to have burned thyme incense to ward off depression and clear the mind. You can find organic thyme leaf here: You can find pure thyme essential oil here: You can find thyme mouthwash here: Not only is thyme effective against premature aging of the body, but prior to the invention of the refrigerator thyme was even used to keep foods from spoiling. It has also been used to treat muscle pain and chronic fatigue giving an energy boost to the body and mind.

Natural antibiotics like oil of oregano and garlic work like broad-spectrum antibiotics against bacteria, viruses and protozoa in your body. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, they do not lead to resistance. -Dr. Joseph Mercola

Health Benefits of Dandelion Root! You can find dandelion root capsules here: A good chopped dandelion root can be found loose here: Dandelion root tea can be found here:

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5 Natural Remedies for Tooth Infection Most of these remedies can be applied as an oil directly to the problem tooth or area. Simply drip a drop or two of oil onto an applicator rod or swab and then apply and hold directly to the problem tooth or area for 5-15 seconds. Do this up to several times daily or when there is pain or discomfort in the tooth. You can find the oil remedies here: Oil of Oregano: Clove Oil: Olive Leaf Extract: Oil of Garlic: Tea Tree Oil: Keep in mind that oil filled capsules can be pierced and used directly or with an applicator in the same manner as any other oil as they are simply oil in a different form of vessel.

Natural Remedies For Eye Irritation 1. Avoid swimming in chlorinated water. 2. Herbal eyewash - 1 tsp dried eyebright steeped in 1 pint of boiling water. Allow to cool and then strain. use as eyewash either by pouring into the eyes during bathing/showering or using an eyedropper. 3. Honey is very effective for the treatment of eye irritation. You can use raw honey directly into the eyes or you can make a honey eyewash - 3 tbsp honey stirred into 2 cups boiling water. Allow to cool and then use as an eyewash either by pouring or using an eyedropper. 4. Elderberry blossom tea eyewash - 1 tsp dried elderberry blossom steeped in 1 pint boiling water. Cool and strain, then use liquid directly or via eyedropper.

Health Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric As An Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric has long been known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has been used extensively for joint pain and arthritis in the body. A 2006 University of Arizona study examined the effect of turmeric on rheumatoid arthritis. The study found that using turmeric resulted in a significant reduction of the symptoms, almost completely disappearing in many instances. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines use turmeric to heal inflammation and infection both internally and externally. It is known as the most potent natural anti-inflammatory available to the body and works as well as the majority of anti-inflammatory drugs but without any side effects. Turmeric As A Cancer Blocker The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Doctors at UCLA recently discovered that the curcumin in turmeric blocked the main enzyme that is responsible for the growth of cancer in the head and neck and prevented any advancement of malignant cells. Turmeric has powerful antioxidant properties that also work to fight cancer-causing free radicals, reducing and preventing damage to the body. Studies have shown turmeric works to prevent and treat several types of cancer including skin, breast, colon and prostate. Turmeric For Depression The curcumin in turmeric enhances the availability of serotonin and dopamine in the brain and is excellent for treating depression. It is one of the common ingredients in ayurvedic medicine for depression. Turmeric For Alzheimer's Disease Turmeric has been shown to be effective in preventing Alzheimer's disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain. Turmeric As A Disinfectant For Burns and Cuts Turmeric has been shown to speed the healing of wounds and is a natural disinfectant. In India the spice is put on their band-aids for the disinfectant properties turmeric possesses. There are even major brand name band-aids for the Indian market containing turmeric in them. Sprinkling turmeric powder on wounds will also help them heal faster. Turmeric is often used as a gargle for those with laryngitis or congestion and is rubbed on the skin to cure psoriasis and cuts quickly. Turmeric For Expelling Intestinal Worms Drinking raw turmeric juice has been shown to be an effective remedy for expelling intestinal worms. Turmeric As A Chemotherapy Aid Turmeric has been shown to boost the effects of the chemotherapy drug Paclitaxel while reducing its side effects. Turmeric For Eye Health Turmeric has been shown to reduce oxidation of the lens protein, which is the cause for cataracts. It also contains vitamins A, C and D which are essential to good eye health. Taken on a regular basis it strengthens and heals the eyes. Turmeric For Asthma Turmeric works to clear phlegm out of the body, clear the lungs and reduce spasms of asthma and is very beneficial to ingest daily in food or with some powder in a drink for these effects. Turmeric For Weight Loss Studies show that turmeric works to increase metabolism and lower fat content as well as cholesterol in the body. You can find organic fresh yellow turmeric root here: You can find organic turmeric root powder here: You can find an excellent turmeric supplement here: Turmeric is also a natural liver detoxifier, natural painkiller and blood purifier.

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Glow In The Dark Logs! Want to add some fun around the campfire? Paint the faces of the logs you'll be using as seats, or other porous surfaces around the campfire with glow in the dark paint. Leave the surfaces you've painted out in the sunlight prior to the gathering. It adds a lot of fun and color, especially if kids will be attending. It also helps a lot in finding one's seat when moving about, particularly if the fire is growing dim. We recommend a clear epoxy base mixed with a glow in the dark powder. By painting with a glow in the dark powder mixed with clear epoxy you are avoiding problems like paint rubbing off on clothing and are sealing and protecting the surfaces you paint from moisture or other similar forms of damage. A good long lasting glow in the dark powder for mixing with clear coats, epoxy or paint can be found here: Glow in the dark paint or markings are also great for safety and navigation. Marking areas or objects that would otherwise be trip-traps or painting the edges of objects or paths that are used often is a great way to avoid mishaps.

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

How To Make A 2-Liter Bottle Planter 1. Puncture 3/8" holes every inch or so around the top of the bottle. 2. Cut your 2 liter bottle in half. 3. Cut two strips of wicking fabric or oil lamp wicks approx. 4"+ long or so (and 1"+ wide, then roll if using fabric such as pellon thermolam plus) and insert into the neck of the top half. 4. Hold the wicking pieces in place and turn the top half upside down (using the cap or not is optional, without the cap the soil holds the wicking material in place, with the cap, cut a hole in the cap large enough for the wicking materials to fit and be held comfortably and the cap can aid in retaining the soil as well), filling with about 3 cups of damp, soil-less potting mix (typically peat, perlite and ceramic spheres) mixed with a handful of organic fertilizer. The soil should fill the bottle without falling through the openings and should hold the wicks in place. 5. Add water to the lower half - typically just enough to fill past the camfer. 6. Set the upper half into the lower and allow to fit together. The wicks will aid in drawing water up into the soil as it dries. Refill the base by removing the upper half as it empties. 7. Plant a seed(s) or seedling(s). Water lightly from the top just once to settle the seeds/seedlings and soil in the upper half.

Dog/Escape Artist Breaks Out of Shelter and Finds New Family

We all know all dogs can do tricks after some training, but have you ever met a shelter dog with no training capable of doing disappearing acts? Meet …