Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday’s Tips for Preppers – Health Tips

1.) Dandruff

Mix 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 quart of water and use the mixture as a rinse after shampooing. Twice weekly will usually eliminate your dandruff problems. Apple cider vinegar has acids which kill the yeast that cause dandruff.

Source: Earl Mindell, Ph.D., Earl Mindell’s New Vitamin Bible


2.) Gas

Eat a ½ cup of pineapple daily. The digestive enzymes in pineapple help reduce inflammation in the intestinal tract and speed up the breakdown of proteins.

Source: USDA

3.) Cuts and minor wounds

Apply aloe vera gel to cuts to speed healing. Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatories that remove bacteria and help promote the growth of healthy new skin.

Source: Dr. Balch, University of Texas at Dallas

4.) Dry skin

Eat an ounce of walnuts daily. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help support the skin’s lipid layer and which helps it to hold more moisture. Results take a couple of weeks to become evident.

Caution: If you are allergic to nuts DO NOT use this method!

Source: Lieberman Yale University study


5.) Sleepiness

Eat a mint! The odor stimulates the trigeminal nerve (this is the one that sends wake-up signals to the brain). You can become more alert in just a couple of minutes.

Source: Alan Hirsch, M.D., Smell and Taste Treatment Foundation


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

5 comments:

Marie said...

I'm always learning something--lots, actually--from these tips--thanks!

Patricia said...

I second what Marie says. Very useful, RW. Thanks--
HM

riverwalker said...

To: marie and patricia

You're welcome!

RW

kookster said...

Good tips! As far as vinegar goes I've also heard it can help with fleas for those of us with pets??

riverwalker said...

To: kookster

Check one of my earlier posts on preppin' tips. A little vinegar mixed in their drinking water helps keep the fleas away.

RW

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