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Lots of people cannot start their day off properly without a brimming cup or two of freshly brewed coffee, it just gives them the extra jolt they need to kick start their morning into gear. The popular morning beverage of choice not only tastes delicious and smells wonderful, it can also be used for purposes other than giving us an energy boost.
One such alternative use is as the main ingredient in a beauty treatment that helps to reduce and eliminate dark, puffy under eye circles. All you have to do is save the leftover grounds and then mix them up with a few other basic things. The result is a low cost, simple, and all-natural topical scrub that you rub on your face! So if you’re tired of having dark under eye circles and struggle with the unsightly blemishes, you have to give this home remedy a try.
Other than coffee beans, you will also need black peppercorns and coconut oil. In the palm of your hand start by mixing together some ground coffee beans with a pinch of black peppercorns, before adding in a tiny bit of coconut oil. While there are no set amounts, you can refer to the accompanying video from Simplecare Products to see how much the girl in it used. You can also experiment with different amounts of each ingredient to see which combination works best for you and your skin type.
To apply the mixture use the tip of your finger to gently dab it onto the skin under your eyes. Work carefully and make sure to avoid getting any of it in your eyes! Leave it on for at least 5-10 minutes, or until it starts to dry, that way you know the oils have penetrated and been absorbed into your skin. To remove, simply wipe it off with a soft wet cotton cloth, then follow up with an application of your usual moisturizer or skin product(s). This eye treatment can be done several times a week to help reduce inflammation that may be a contributing factor to any dark under eye circles or puffiness. It helps tone and tighten your skin and the coconut oil works to moisturize it as well.
Coffee, and caffeine in particular, has been used in a number of at home beauty and personal care treatments. Its also been found to work well at reducing the appearance of cellulite because of the fact that caffeine can temporarily help to tone and tighten skin. That’s why many body scrubs and lotions that promise to do so much contain and list it as an active ingredient.
While many products and treatments have been touted as effective at making dark under eye circles go away, most of them are ineffective, and some may even potentially damage the fragile under eye skin. The safest way to try and combat dark under eye circles is with this simple, all-natural treatment. It’s extremely affordable and won’t harm the environment like most of the ingredients that are found in beauty products do. Try one of these applications tonight and see the results for yourself!
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If You Place and Hold an Ice Cube On This Spot On Your Neck For 20 Minutes THIS Happens To Your Body
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I love getting massages, and have always found the most relief, after getting deep pressure point massage at the base of my skull where the neck meets the head. This being said, I was amazed to hear that part of the Chinese modalities of acupuncture and acupressure, incorporate this place of the anatomy in a practice known as “Feng Fu.”
According to “Start of Happiness” the belief is that this particular area, is the key to relieving many pains in other parts of the body, reducing symptoms from some diseases or conditions, improving sleep and achieving an overall sense of well-being by increasing your energy.
Amazingly, as you will hear in the video you are about to view below, you can achieve the same results as Chinese acupuncture of the feng fu point, on your own at home. It involves placing an ice cube on the back of the neck at the feng fu location, in order to stimulate it, and receive some of the many health benefits. The video discusses these health benefits in more detail, instructs you exactly where to place the ice cube and the length of time that is necessary to achieve results. Let us know if you think you will try this unique method.
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Typically, ginger is an ingredient found in Indian and Asian foods, and has been used for many centuries due to it’s remarkable capacity to remediate many health issues. It’s flavor is delicious as well, but the part of the ginger plant used for it’s health benefits is the root. The video that you are about to watch below, is an easy to follow tutorial, that discusses some of the medicinal properties of ginger, and how to prepare it in making fresh ginger tea.
Ginger is particularly well known in relieving issues involving STOMACH DISCOMFORT. One of the problems many people face, is the amount of time it takes food and fluids to move through their GI tract. If you have a problem with DIGESTION, because your stomach doesn’t empty quickly enough, ginger can RELIEVE INDIGESTION. In one study 24 healthy subjects were given 1.2 grams of ginger powder prior to eating; their STOMACH EMPTYING WAS ACCELERATED by 50%, which showed a significant impact on relieving the discomfort of indigestion.
Experiencing NAUSEA is one of the worst feelings, which GINGER TEA can alleviate. It works well with cancer patients who experience nausea from treatment. A review of twelve studies of 1,278 pregnant women who had morning sickness and were administered 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger, experienced a SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF NAUSEA.
Studies have shown that Ginger has a significant impact on the REDUCTION of MUSCLE PAIN. Research at the University of Georgia found that daily use of ginger yielded 25% less muscle pain, and was also effective in minimizing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. MENSTRUAL CRAMP REDUCTION is another benefit of ingesting ginger.
A study of 247 people with OSTEOARTHRITIS of the KNEE found a significant decrease in pain when taking a daily supplement of ginger extract. Joint pain and stiffness is one of the most debilitating aspects of aging. The ANTI-INFLAMMATORY properties of ginger will allow people to take less pain medications, which have many negative side effects.
A REDUCED RISK OF HEART DISEASE by 10% was concluded from a study in which patients with TYPE 2 DIABETES were administered 2 grams of ginger powder daily. Over a 12 week period it was found that their blood sugars were lowered by 10%. As high blood sugar is a major cause of heart disease, it was concluded that ginger could lower the risk of heart disease by at least 10%. A LOWERING OF CHOLESTEROL LEVELS with 3 grams of ginger powder daily was found to be significant in a 45 day study. This offers further evidence of the significant impact of ginger in reducing the risk of heart disease.
There are ongoing studies of the substance 6-gingerol, found in ginger, as a possible alternative treatment for certain forms of CANCER. A significant finding in one study, of reduced pro-inflammatory signaling molecules in the colon, when patients received 2 grams of ginger extract daily.
Last, but not least, studies of the ANTI-INFLAMMATORY and bioactive properties of ginger, have suggested that this powerful root may have a significant impact on REDUCING AGE-RELATED BRAIN IMPAIRMENT. Studies have shown an improvement in reaction time and working memory from ingesting ginger. With further research, the importance of ginger in PROMOTING BRAIN HEALTH is promising.
The video below will instruct you on the easy way to make home-made ginger tea, to start promoting better health, in a lovely relaxing way.
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Riding bikes in a big city, gives you the ability to circumvent standstill traffic, is great exercise and saves a ton of money. However, there are some inconveniences inherent to bike riding, such as your exposure to the elements, and your body being exposed to injury, should you get in an accident.
Imagine if someone were to come up with an invention that could combine the best of both bikes and cars, lending more safety and protection from climate conditions. Mikael Kjellman, a Swedish inventor, came up with an ingenious prototype that would allow him to enjoy bike riding, while being protected from the brutal Swedish winters.
What you are about to watch in the video below, is Mikael’s “PodRide”; it is a four-wheeled bike that has a covering to insure the driver warmth, and unbelievably he has made it look just like a mini-mobile. It has seating for one, and if you pulled up next to it, you might not even realize it was a bike.
Watching the video, you will be amazed at how it operates; Mikael is trying hard to raise the $30,000 to begin production of this fun, healthy and ecologically beneficial invention. We wishhim well in his endeavor, and admire the brilliance of his creation.
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If you have tiny, hard, whitish colored bumps that appear on your face, then you likely have a case of what dermatologists call milia. Also known as milk spots, they most commonly appear on the nose, cheeks, and chins of babies, but anyone of any age can suddenly develop them. The bumps are harmless and form when keratin deposits get trapped and become stuck just under the surface of the skin, where they end up forming little cysts.
For most people, the worst part about having milk spots is their appearance since they pop up randomly and look rash-like or similar to white heads. You can easily self-diagnose by checking for tiny bumps on your face, especially around the nose and eye areas. It’s less common for adults to get milia and the chances are greater that you may have had it when you were a baby. That’s because it’s believed to occur in an estimated 40% of newborns, according to the Stanford School of Medicine. Even so, if you have milk spots, you’re probably very much aware of it already.
Many people don’t actually know what causes milk spots or how they can combat it. In adult cases, it has been linked to skin damage caused by burns, blisters, a poison ivy or allergic rash, and too much exposure to the sun, as well as the use of harsh steroid creams. Thankfully, there are several different types of all-natural remedies you can try at home to help get rid of the bumps. Most of the topical treatments involve simple and common ingredients, making them inexpensive and easy to whip up. The accompanying video covers six of the best home remedies out there so be sure to check it out for more information on the specific beauty routine you want to try. Maybe it holds the answer you’ve been searching for and will end up working for you!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the various treatments that can help banish milk spots from skin:
1) Steaming Your Face- This is the top way to eliminate practically all impurities from your skin because the steam really opens up pores, allowing them to release whatever it is that may be trapped in them. To give yourself a facial sauna, take a clean towel and soak it in hot water. Ring it out thoroughly before placing it on your face for several minutes or it begins to cool off. Repeat the process a few times every day for at least one week or more, until you see improvement.
2) Honey- Take raw honey and gently spread it on your face. Allow it to stay on for 15 minutes before rinsing off. Repeat this daily until you see improvement.
3) Sandalwood and Rose Water- Combine 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder with enough rose water to create a smooth textured paste. Apply it evenly onto skin and then rinse off with cool water after 15 minutes or so. Repeat this daily for several weeks.
4) Pomegranate Peel Powder- The antioxidants found in pomegranates, along with their natural exfoliating properties, make them an effective milk spot treatment remedy. Take a pomegranate peel and roast it until it turns dark brown and brittle. Crush it into a powder, mix in some lemon juice to form a paste, and gently rub it onto skin. Allow it to work its magic for at least 15-20 minutes and then rinse it completely off. Repeat this several times a week until you see results.
5) Castor Oil- Combine equal parts castor oil and olive oil and spread it on your face. Allow it to soak in and be absorbed by the skin, then gently pat dry it off.
6) Sugar and Lemon Scrub- Juice half a lemon and combine it with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and one teaspoon of olive oil. Apply it to your face by gently scrubbing it on for at least a minute or two, leave on for 20 minutes, and rinse off. Repeat twice weekly until you notice results.
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After all the back and forth about our warm and delicious Morning Jo, that gets us going each day, …the verdict is in and it’s a good one!! Although the caffeine in coffee is a drug, in moderation, (3-5 cups per day) it turns out to have MAJOR HEALTH BENEFITS!
The video you are about to watch below, does a great job of explaining how and why coffee PROTECTS us against FIVE DANGEROUS DISEASES:
1. Lowers the risk of Liver Cirrhosis by up to 80%;
2. Lowers Risk of Type II Diabetes, by 23-50%
3. Heart Disease
4. 40% lower risk of Liver Cancer and 15% lower risk of Colorectal Cancer;
5. Alzheimers and a 32-60% risk reduction for Parkinson’s Disease.
The video goes on to discuss the biggest HEALTH BENEFITS of Regular Coffee Consumption. The caffeine in coffee BURNS FAT and BOOSTS METABOLISM. It increase BRAIN POWER and DECREASES PAIN LEVELS through it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Coffee BOOSTS ADRENALINE (INCREASING ENERGY LEVELS) and aids in DIGESTION.
As you will see as you watch the video, these claims come from large and well-substantiated studies. In addition to the benefits discussed above you will hear about more of the perks of this beverage, some of which are derived from the caffeine and others from the coffee itself.
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