Women Vitamins wishes you health and happiness
We all desire health and happiness….but it’s hard to be happy if you are sometimes feeling off-centered, and not quite right. Nothing to run to a doctor about, maybe just tired, or achy…
I have studied alternative healing methods long enough to understand that there are many simple techniques that alleviate common ailments. Some might be considered folk-remedies, others are re-alignments that adjust the energy levels of the body, mind, and soul.
Tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was founded by Gary Craig… and is continued on by hundreds of thousands of people, including such as Dr Mercola whose mercola.com is the #1 natural health newsletter online.
If you are fatigued, tap on the top of your head or on top of your hand between the thumb and forefinger.
If you are tense, tapping behind your ears or between your eyebrows can instantly relax you.
The premise of EFT is a little more complex than random tapping…and it insists that addressing underlying emotional issues assists with physical well being.
Upset stomach, morning sickness, post operative nausea, motion sickness? Lightly rub the inside of your forearm about an inch and a half up from the base of your palm (Pericardium 6 accupressure point) that immediately and effectively reduces stomach queasiness.
Throat tickles can be subdued by gently rubbing your ear. The nerves in your ear are connected to nerves in your throat, and rubbing calms the throat nerves.
To lower blood pressure, be quiet! Being still, non-verbal and consciously breathing deeply and slowly can reduce blood pressure by 10-50% according to the University of Maryland…being quiet even reduces BP who use sign language!
Prevent heart disease by laughing. Cardiologist at the U of M School of Medicine in Baltimore found that laughing releases endophins (nitric oxide) that relax blood vessels by an average of 22%, resulting in a better blood flow, a sign of healthy arteries.
Live longer—smile! Sincere smiling seems to promote a longer life-span, and encourages a more positive grateful response to the world. Smiling also begets smiling…you get what you give.
Toothache? Try chilling the webbing between your thumb and forefinger on the hand on the same side as the toothache. Rub an ice-cube on the webbed area for about 7 minutes and see a marked decrease in your tooth pain. Nerve pathways at the base of that V area stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from your head and your hand.
Head aches? Try the ice cube rubbed on the V portion of the hand, or on the sides of your temples. On your temples, the chill of the ice-cube being rubbed tends to lessen blood flow which may be causing the headache.
Swinging your arms vigorously back and forth, 10 to 100 times, is an ancient Chinese headache remedy. The number of swings depends on the severity of your headache. Swinging diverts the blood from your head to your extremities, which then reduces the swelling of blood vessels that may cause your headache. Swinging also encourages blood flow, keeps your hands from swelling, and works on your balance.
Warts disappear with vivid imagery….yes, it’s true! Canadian researchers found that focusing your thoughts on the warts gradually disappearing, actually caused warts to disappear. Volunteers spent 5 minutes a day visualizing their warts diminishing and then disappearing….and they did! Those with best results were those who reported vivid images on the first day they tried this technique. SO FOCUS!
Chocoholics rejoice! Chocolate calms chronic coughs. University College London, discovered that theobromine, and ingredient in cocoa is 33% more effective at relieving chronic coughs than codeine. Theobromine suppresses vagus nerve activity, responsible for causing coughs…..dark chocolate contains 5-10 X’s more theobromine than milk chocolate. Chocolate also releases endorphins, those good feelings.
Boost your memory and concentration by chewing spearmint gum. Chewing while learning new facts, increases blood flow to the brain by 25-40% and improves your memory of those new facts. Studies have shown that students chewing gum do better on math tests. The spearmint flavor may have something to do with it too, as those who only sucked on their gum had increased memory as well.
Gum chewing reduces muscle tension and stress, and it heightens awareness; 2 reasons why the Army has supplied spearmint gum to soldiers since WW1.
Increase libido by playing competitive sports…tennis, flag football, soft ball…competition raises a woman’s level of testosterone by 49% . The higher this hormone, the higher your sex drive. Just thinking about participating in competitive sports can raise the testosterone level in a woman by as much as 24%….A man’s testosterone level rises by 15% if he participates….but if he loses, unlike women, his testosterone levels plunge…
Restless sleep? Could be due to heartburn that you aren’t even aware of. Try sleeping on your left side. The esophagus is raise, making it much harder for stomach acid to leak up. Surprisingly, the opposite is true if you are sleeping on your right side.
Overall health and reduced waistlines? In spite of recent controversy, a Chinese study released in March, 201o found that women who took a multivitamin/ mineral supplement had significantly lower body weight, body mass index, fat mass, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, while also demonstrating higher resting energy expenditure and HDL cholesterol. Their respiratory quotient and waist circumference also improved.
Be healthy, be safe, take your vitamins for women, and be blessed, Kersten