THIS Is The Surprising Reason Why You Should Stop Picking The Skin Around Your Nails Right NOW!

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There are so many repetitive habits, many of which are formed during childhood, that are self-soothing even though they have negative consequences.  When it comes to the hands, nail-biting and knuckle cracking are ones familiar to many.

One, that also occurs in 2 out of 7 people, is the biting of the skin around the nails, called “Dermatophagia”.   According to research, “Dermatophagia” is linked to both impulse control and obsessive-compulsive disorders.  This makes sense in terms of the negative self-soothing aspect of this nervous habit.  The question is what in actuality, makes this a negative coping mechanism for dealing with anxiety?

To begin with, the compulsive nature of this habit, results in physical pain as the skin around the nails becomes raw and often bleeds.  When the skin becomes vulnerable, the chances of consuming harmful germs and the risk for skin infection is significantly raised.

In addition to these harmful health consequences, this addictive behavior that tends to increase with boredom and higher stress levels, often becoming embarrassing.  People tend not to seek medical help, until they have serious infections and feel totally out of control in repeating the biting.

Fortunately this addictive habit can be treated with therapy and medications.  The video you are about to watch below, was posted by a man who is at the end of his rope with his repetitive behavior, and is searching for help.

He will be happy to hear that their are two main therapies that work best in dealing with skin biting: HABIT REVERSAL TRAINING and STIMULUS CONTROL.

Habit Reversal Training helps you to pinpoint which factors in your life are the TRIGGERS for skin picking and biting.  Once you have done this, alternative behavioral strategies that involve your hands, are suggested to curb the habit.  An example is, SQUEEZING A RUBBER BALL, which has been found to reduce stress and will keep your hands busy.

Stimulus Control is a therapeutic technique, which suggests altering your environment, to put a stop to skin biting.  Keeping the skin around the nails covered with Band-Aids or even wearing gloves, are examples of strategies that have helped people who are desperate to curb this behavior

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If You Eat 1 Serving Of Sweet Potatoes Per Day For A Month This Happens To Your Body!

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Many people believe that the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and white potatoes are interchangeable, while nothing could be further from the truth!  The video you are about to watch below does an excellent job of explaining the vast differences between the two.  In so doing you will find out that the sweet potato contains properties that offer so many health benefits, that it is valued as a SUPERFOOD!

These readily available and inexpensive dietary staples, offer a powerful nutritional punch, that I found to be astounding.  Adding this sweet and delicious starch to your daily diet, will protect your body against a multitude of diseases.

Although the carbohydrate count is equivalent to that of the white potato, it contains double the amount of fiber, making it a COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATE.  These burn much slower than low-fiber carbohydrates, allowing the body to use it more efficiently for energy.  This makes the sweet potato vital to WEIGHT MANAGEMENT.

Sweet potatoes are HEART-HEALTHY;  being high in Vitamin B6, allows it to break down the chemical homocysteine in our bodies, which is in part responsible for hardening of the arteries and blood vessels that is a cause of degenerative diseases such as heart attacks.

Additionally, the high amount of POTASSIUM found in this Superfood lowers blood pressure by regulating body fluids, and, as a significant electrolyte, it REGULATES HEART RHYTHM, BRAIN FUNCTION and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Rich in Vitamins C and E, the ANTIOXIDANT qualities inherent in the sweet potato act as a protection against toxins and free radicals linked to cancer.  Therefore, the mighty sweet potato helps to PREVENT DISEASE and INCREASE LONGEVITY.

Because they are also rich in BETA-CAROTENE or Vitamin A, this adds to it’s anti-oxidant potential.  Studies at Harvard University, of 124,000 people, revealed a 32% lower risk of lung cancer in people whose daily diets contained foods rich in

Beta-Carotene.  Another study done by Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) studied women who had gone through treatment for early stage breast cancer;  the women with the highest blood concentration of carotenoids, had the lowest incidence of cancer recurrence.

Just one sweet potato provides the body with it’s daily required amount of Vitamin A, which additionally protects your skin from UV damage, from the inside out.  It speeds up the healing of wounds and produces the collagen which keeps our skin looking young.

As such, the combination of Beta-Carotene with Vitamins C and E, provides a potent role in the health and beauty of skin and hair, making the sweet potato an outstanding “BEAUTY FOOD”.  The whopping amount of Vitamin A in this delicious sweet food, further promotes EYE HEALTH, by preventing loss of vision and macular degeneration.

The Magnesium and Vitamin D found in sweet potatoes play an important role in mood, stress-reduction, energy levels, and bone health.  The video you are about to watch will also discuss the trace element, Manganese, found in sweet potatoes, and it’s important contribution to maintaining the quality of your health, with more specifics on brain health and functioning.

Historical details as well as optimal ways to choose, cook and consume this outstanding food are additionally discussed.

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If You Eat Pink Himalayan Salt Once Per Day For A Month THIS Happens To Your Body!

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Pink Himalayan crystal salt is all the rage these days. It’s practically everywhere and can be found in edible form at the grocery store or even in special salt lamps that are said to promote health and healing. What makes Himalayan salt so popular and why it’s being touted over plain old table salt is the many benefits that it can provide our bodies with, that regular salt can’t.

To truly understand how Himalayan salt came to be, and why it’s a better alternative for us, you need to know a little bit of history. The Himalayas are a vast mountain range that were formed tens of millions of years ago when the huge Indian landmass collided with Asia.

The mountains have been steadily growing ever since then, at a rate of about 4-5 mm a year according to National Geographic, and they’re home to the highest elevation on Earth, Mount Everest. Over a thousand miles away from the world’s most famous peak, in northern Pakistan, lies the foothills of the Salt Range and the Khewra Salt Mine.

Millions of years ago a shallow sea evaporated and left behind tons of crystallized sea salt which over time became buried deep below the mineral rich mountains. This is where Himalayan pink sea salt comes from.

While the salt mines have been open and active for well over 100 years, it’s only recently that the immense health benefits of pink Himalayan sea salt have been widely recognized. The natural formation of the salt beds underground led to a number of trace minerals being added to it.

There are 84 minerals and trace elements found in pink Himalayan salt that include calcium, potassium, sulfates, zinc, copper, magnesium, iodine, iron, and more. These minerals, especially iron, are what gives the salt its distinctive pink color and makes it the most mineral dense type of salt in the world. Here’s some of the main health benefits that it offers:

1) Helps detox the body. In conjunction with water, salt helps our bodies move toxins out of healthy cells and into the bloodstream. From there our kidneys, spleen, and liver filter the toxins and impurities out of the blood and remove them from our systems.

2) Lowers blood pressure. Pink sea salt can actually help reduce blood pressure because it has less sodium per serving than regular table salt. The crystal structure of sea salt is larger than that of refined types, thus the crystals take up more room and fewer crystals amount to a serving, leading to less sodium per serving.

It turns out that switching from table salt to sea salt can lead to less sodium being consumed, without sacrificing taste, and lower blood pressure over time.

3) Aids in relaxation. Your mind, body, and muscles will feel better since sea salt’s composition allow it the be absorbed fast and efficiently into the bloodstream. This means tired, worn muscles are restored and replenished quickly and naturally, so your body is less stressed and can relax.

4) Helps with sinus and respiratory issues. A simple drink of sea salt dissolved in hot water can help clear up lingering sinus problems. It has also been shown to effectively improve respiratory conditions, such as asthma. Crystal salt rock lamps emit negative ions into the atmosphere which helps to purify and clean the air, and in turn clear up sinus issues.

There are several more benefits that pink Himalayan sea salt can offer your body. It has been shown to help people sleep better and even cuts down on the likelihood of a person developing varicose, or spider veins, by reversing damage done to veins.

Check out the video for more information and try pink Himalayan sea salt if you haven’t already done so yet!

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Mom Had No Idea Why Her Baby Was So Sick. Then She Took The Top Off His Sippy Cup And Saw THIS

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Although having young children get sick is a normal part of parental stress, what you are about to hear in the video below, is just horrifying!  Having your child become ill, for no apparent reason, and to have symptoms get worse over time instead of better, is any parent’s nightmare.

Penny Powell recently shared photos on Facebook, after a good friend of hers found out why her son had been chronically ill.   The boy’s father, Simon, had a suspicion as to why their young son wasn’t getting better, and he turned out to be right.  The boy’s ‘sippy cup’ had a leak-proof spout, and when the Simon inspected it, he noticed an awful odor coming from it.

This feature, which makes these cups so convenient for parents, is sealed.  When Simon cracked the spout open with a knife, he found something growing there that explained his baby’s illness…MOLD!!

His son had been drinking from a mold infested cup!  Needless to stay he was outraged, disgusted and frightened for his son’s well-being.  He took pictures and when Penny posted them on Facebook, other parents began sharing the same thing.  They had all been using Tommy Tippee Cups.

The company’s response to this finding was quite lame, as you will hear in the video; it should be said that there are several other manufacturers that have a similar design in which the sealed spout is a breeding ground for mold.  As mold can cause sinus infections, throat irritation, asthmatic symptoms, and chronic eye and skin irritation, it is strongly recommended that any such cup be discarded.

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The Type Of Headache You Get Can Reveal A Lot About The Health Of Your Body. THIS Is What They Mean!

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All of us get headaches from time to time, but many suffer from more chronic debilitating headaches. There are 4 main types of headaches: TENSION (which occur above the eyes and radiate below them); TENSION (which occur primarily above the eyes in the forehead area); MIGRAINES (which tend to be unilateral and radiate from the top of the face to the bottom, down the midline); and CLUSTER which usually occur over one eye.

SINUS headaches result from sinus infections and can be quite debilitating as well. Misdiagnosis of about 12 million Americans, who present with debilitating headache symptoms each year occurs because other symptoms concur with the headache, thus making a correct diagnosis more tricky.

The fact is, that a headache could be indicative of a more serious, even life-threatening illness, rather than a simple consequence stress and/or fatigue. So the question becomes, how do you know the difference between a simple stress headache and one that may be indicative of a more serious problem, e.g. BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN, AN ANEURYISM, A BRAIN TUMOR or a STROKE.

For instance, an acute headache after having sex or exercising may indicate the possibility of a tumor or aneurysm; a sudden or unbearable pain, known as a “thunderclap headache” that gets worse after 60 seconds, could indicate bleeding in the brain. In the video that you are about to watch below, a doctor discusses “Your Body’s Red Light Warning Signals” with headaches of varying types, intensities, and those that present with other neurological deficits.

For instance, any headache that has another marked symptom, such as: weakness, numbness and/or vision changes, could result from a migraine or something more serious.  Watch this important video, so that you won’t overlook symptoms that should be immediately checked by a physician.  It could be the difference between life and death.

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Apparently I’ve Been Using Vicks VapoRub Wrong This Whole Time. Here Are 7 Surprising Uses!

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Vicks VapoRub has been around forever, as a staple to relieve chest congestion and coughing, that brings back childhood memories of our moms taking care of us. While today, the go-to treatments usually come in the form of pills or tablets, Vicks is still in business treating ailments with Vapors.

The most important ingredients in Vicks, that relieve congestion and coughing through breathing in, are Camphor, Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol. Though this is fairly well known, what is not common knowledge is that Vicks lends itself to other home remedies. Perhaps, it is the many unusual uses of Vicks, that has kept it on the shelves of our pharmacies for so many decades.

Some of the suggestions made in the video below, for Vick’s fresh, strong-smelling ointment are for: Relief of common Headaches; pain relief will come quickly when Vicks is applied to your temples. LiveStrong suggests breathing in slowly and deeply after placing Vicks under your nose.

Muscle ache relief can be achieved when Vicks is massaged in, followed by wrapping your muscles in a dry, warm towel, according to LiveStrong.

Toenail fungus can be alleviated by rubbing VapoRub into them, 2-3 times per day; this may be required for a few weeks, and perhaps months to beat the fungus.

Cracked heels are one of the worst parts of the wear and tear of winter. If you put Vicks on the heels and balls of your feet, paying particular attention to the most cracked areas, and then sleep with socks on you are on your way to repair.
eHow suggests that when you awake rinse the Vicks with warm water and use a pumice stone to exfoliate the dead skin.

AnswersVideo tells us that bugs can be repelled by putting a touch of Vicks on your clothing and skin. If for some reason, you are just too sweet for the bugs to resist, use the Vicks to relieve itching.

For all you Cat Lovers, who don’t love having your kitties scratch your furniture, dab on Vicks and they will stay away!

As long as you don’t have an open wound, a mixture of Vicks and salt can be applied, for faster healing. This seems to occur by the combo aiding your blood to circulate more rapidly, which promotes faster healing.

Who knew that Vicks was capable of implementing so many remedies? Not I! The video below will provide you with even more uses for this magical ointment.

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