Natural Tips To Stop Snoring

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Here are 3 more tips to stop snoring. Implementing these tips and others I’ve written about in the past can help reduce your snoring or completely eliminate it.

These tips to stop snoring are all natural tips and require no drugs. They are things you can start doing right now to solve your problem.

How Is Your Sleeping Routine?

For some, snoring may be influenced by your sleeping routine. Going to sleep at the same time every evening and then waking up at the same time every morning may reduce your snoring.

It is unlikely that this would be the only thing causing your snoring. But, it may be contributing to it. Furthermore, having a consistent sleeping routine is better for your overall health. People with such routines find they sleep better and have more energy through out the day.

What Does Smoking Have To Do With Snoring?

This is one of the more effective tips to stop snoring. This is because smoking causes inflammation and swelling of the throat. An inflamed throat is more narrow resulting in snoring.

If you can quit smoking completely. Not only will it reduce or stop your snoring, but your overall health will drastically improve and you will feel better and have more energy.

If you don’t have the energy and will power at the present moment to quit smoking, then try not smoking 2 or 3 hours before going to bed. Drink a cup of hot tea before sleeping as well to sooth your throat.

Quitting smoking is one of the more difficult tips to stop snoring to follow. Smoking is extremely addictive. However, if you set your mind to it, you can quit smoking.

What Drink Right Before Bed May Help You Stop Snoring?

For some, drinking a glass of warm milk before going to bed can reduce snoring or stop it completely. Everyone is different. This or any approach may or may not work for you.

Some people react differently to milk. It makes some people produce more mucous, which may actually cause snoring. It is worth a try however. It may just work for you.

It is better that you try all the known natural tips to stop snoring before considering medication or surgery. If you are a chronic snorer and snore loudly every night, then you should go see your doctor.

Vitamin K And Other Natural Tips For Treating Varicose

According to a new research study published in the ‘Journal of Vascular Research’, varicosis also known as varicose veins, may be caused in part by a dietary lack of vitamin K. Medical scientists are not exactly sure what causes varicose or spider veins, but an estimated 5 to 30 % of the population has them.

Varicose veins, and the less noticeable form of them called spider veins, are mainly a cosmetic concern for most and three times more prevalent in women than in men. Medical scientists suspect that low levels of dietary vitamin K may reduce the activity the Matrix GLA protein (MPG), which has been seen as a key player in the development of these unsightly purplish marks on the legs. Vitamin K has been deemed a necessary nutrient to activate MPG, so it is theorized that adequate dietary levels of vitamin K could be a powerful prevention tool, and help reduce an existing varicose vein condition.

Vitamin K is not familiar to most of as the vitamins A, the B vitamins, and vitamins C, D, and E are. Vitamin K has two major forms known as K-1 and K-2. So what are some of the dietary sources of vitamin K?

Vitamin K-1 is highest in green plant foods. Fresh raw spinach is high in this vitamin, and if you do not care for the taste of spinach, you can also find it in other green plant food sources such as broccoli, collard greens, leaf lettuce, kale, avocado, and kiwis. Vitamin K-2 is found in high concentration in fermented bacterial food sources like aged cheeses and a fermented soy product called natto.

The primary cause of varicose veins is a breakdown of the valve system in the leg veins. Blood that carries nutrients to the cells is pumped from the heart through the arteries to the legs. The depleted blood then returns to the heart through the venous system-veins having one-way valves. Varicose veins may begin to develop when one or more aggravating factors, or activities, adds a strain to the circulatory system or restricts blood flow are present such as age, extra weight on the hips and waist area, prolonged sitting or standing, lifting heavy weights, long-distance running, lack of exercise, obesity, leg crossing, or constipation.

Other possible contributors to consider are pregnancy, hormonal changes, and dietary deficiencies. It is also worth mentioning here, that over 200,00 women have an unusual form of varicose veins, and also suffer from chronic pelvic pain.

The prevention of varicose or spider veins is much easier than ridding yourself from them once you have developed them. Remember too, that getting rid of them may take some time. It may take several months, possibly a year or longer, as you did not develop them in a matter of a few days or weeks.

Other natural tips you can use to help reduce the appearance of varicose veins include:

1. Doing leg calf strengthening exercises such as lifting your heals off the floor with your toes while standing. Do twenty times, relax, and repeat.

2. Take mini breaks from prolonged sitting or standing positions.

3 .Take cool quick baths or showers. Cold compresses may also help.

4. Elevate your feet, this reduces pressure in your legs.

5. Lose excess weight with moderate exercise and dietary measures.

6. Rub legs with message oils or coconut oil to help relax leg muscles. Message in upward strokes occasionally squeezing legs will help to force blood out of your legs.

An additional dietary measure often unconsidered in blood circulation problems such as varicose veins, is due to an outdated government recommended daily dietary salt restriction guideline myth. Unrefined salt along with adequate daily water intake may have a significant improvement in the appearance of varicose and spider veins.

An excerpt taken from Dr. F. Batmanghelidj’s health enlightening book ‘Water Rx For A Healthier Pain-Free Life, the selected paragraph text reads as follows:

“The design of our bodies is such that the extent of the ocean of water outside the cells is expanded to have the extra water available for filtration and emergency injection into vital cells. The brain commands an increase of salt and water retention by the kidneys. This is how we get an edema when we don’t drink enough water. The process of water filtration and its delivery into cells is more efficient at night when the body is horizontal. The collected water, that mostly pools in the legs, does not have to fight the force of gravity to get into the blood circulation.”

Unrefined sea salt contains a proper amount of about 80 trace minerals that the body needs in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a much better choice than other types of refined salt on the market. It is notably higher in price, but higher in health benefits too.

An added salt intake along with proper water drinking should definitely be considered to the simple dietary solutions of adequate vitamin K levels to help prevent or reduce the appearance of varicose or spider veins. However, most Americans are not salt deficient due to their love of processed foods which are loaded with way to much processed salt.

But, it is estimated that 75% of the American population is chronically dehydrated, and most likely the state of the world’s population of humans as well, due to the overconsumption of alcohol, soda tea, and coffee drinks. These drinks do not count at all towards water intake. In fact they actually force more water out of the body.

That is the sad truth, and says a lot about diseases of all natures that promote the vast majority of health problems in America, and all other nations, that have taken a liking to a Western diet and lifestyle.

Natural Tips For Healthy Skin

Sometimes all you need is some good advice that is easy to follow to get back on track with your skin health. These tips for healthy skin show you a variety of options for how to increase smoothness, softness and health.

You don’t have to follow all the tips to a tee to get results, take what you like and leave out the rest. These are just some of all the tips for healthy skin you can find out there, but they are very effective if you implement them.

1. Increase Hydration

Hydration is important because it keeps the skin firm, smooth and moisturized. A lot of the time we walk around feeling thirsty but don’t take the time to drink a sip of water.

When you are thirsty you are actually already dehydrated so keep drinking throughout the day. After all we are made of about 70% water, thus it is a vital part of your body.

2. Natural Clay Mask

A facial mask made of kaolin clay as well as moisturizing ingredients is great for any complexion, as it gently pulls out grime and helps get rid of toxins. This promotes a clearer complexion and keeps the skin youthful.

3. Avoid Chemicals

Most cleansers, lotions and other products contain a wide variety of chemicals that may cause irritation and problems with the skin. Look for completely natural products instead with ingredients that are safe even if you would eat them.

4. Exercise Regularly

When exercising you both get rid of toxins and increase the blood flow, both help the skin become healthy and youthful. Find a workout you enjoy and look forward to, because this is the only way you’ll keep at it.

5. Relax Yourself

Stressing and worrying doesn’t do anyone any good, in fact it is even bad for your skin. When you stress your hormones are affected and this can cause premature aging, acne and other issues.

6. Use Proven Moisturizers

A cream with ingredients that are clinically tested and proven to successfully moisturize and improve the skin should be included in your daily skin care. A good example is Maracuja, a passion fruit extract that has proven to help regulate the production of oil in the skin, as well as making the skin velvety and soft.

Now it is up to you; try out the tips for healthy skin you like the most, but be consistent because improvements mostly don’t happen over night. Keep taking care of your skin in healthy natural ways and it will become healthier in the months to come.

Natural Tips to Younger Looking

Skin ages over time. It’s inevitable. But we can have young looking skin for longer. Simply follow these five natural tips to slow down the aging process and stay younger longer.

  1. The most important thing you can do is to limit exposure to the sun. The sun ages skin quicker than anything. When in the sun make sure you use sun block to limit the effects.
  2. Consume foods high in selenium. Selenium ‘kills off’ free radicals. Free radicals can break down collagen. Collagen is responsible for tightening the skin. Examples of such foods include corn, wheat, rice, brazil nuts, walnuts, soybeans, beef, chicken, egg, cheese and tuna.
  3. Phytochemicals can be described as any nutrient derived from a plant source. Phytochemicals have many benefits for the skin and should be included in your diet for optimum skin functioning and appearance. Foods high in phytochemicals include red, green, yello and orange vegetables, dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits, berries (especially blueberries), whole grains, beans, garlic, leeks and flaxseeds.
  4. Drink plenty of water. Water flushes out toxins from the body which can be responsible for prematurely aging skin. Water also keeps the skin hydrated.

5. Avoid stress. Stress is responsible for premature aging on the inside and outside. Stress makes you feel lethargic and lacking in energy. On the outside it causes wrinkles and dramatically ages the skin, as well as causing greying of the hair. Either avoid stressful situations, or learn to manage them. Stress balls, deep breathing and relaxation are some ways to eliminate stress.