Monday, September 24, 2012

Natural Health Tips For A Healthier, More Energetic You

With these natural health tips you can avoid many health problems and speed your recovery from others. If you want to add your own tips and share with everyone then see below.

 Drink lots of water at least 8 glasses a day. Tiredness in the afternoon is often caused by dehydration. Drinking enough water has enormous benefits, from reducing wrinkles to easing indigestion. It may even help with more serious complaints. Of all the natural health tips, this is the most important.

. Excess weight is a problem for many of us. You don’t have to resort to expensive weight loss supplements, fasting for weight loss or even strict diets. There are natural ways to lose weight. Try these natural quick weight loss tips.

Get enough sleep. 'Early to bed, early to rise is the way to be healthy, wealthy and wise’. Or, as my mother used to say, ‘the hours before midnight are worth twice as much sleep as the hours after midnight.’ It’s amazing how much easier everything is if you’ve had enough sleep.

Women were making the most of their looks long before the invention of modern chemicals. There are many natural alternatives for natural beauty.

. To avoid a cold, take lots of vitamin C – 2 grams or more a day. Make sure it’s vitamin C with bioflavanoids. Very few people get anywhere near enough vitamin C, and it’s very hard to have too much. (Vitamin C is the least toxic substance known to medicine.)

. To cure a cold or flu: if you do find yourself getting a cold or flu, you can cut it short by being very careful what you eat. Avoid foods that are hard to digest. Fatty foods and concentrated proteins such as meat or egg take more time and energy to digest than fruit and vegetables. Sugars and white bread or pasta will only feed the infection, not nourish you. It’s best to eat only fruit and vegetables for a day or two. In fact, the worse you feel, the less you should eat. After all, it’s what your instinct is telling you, isn’t it? Remember, 'fasting' is the fast way to get well. Drink plenty, eat little, get plenty of rest. And don’t forget the vitamin C. Meanwhile, there are remedies to help ease your symptoms.

The best drinks when you have a cold are warm ones without caffeine or alcohol – you can’t beat the traditional lemon and honey in warm water for a cough or sore throat; herb teas are good, or just warm water, maybe with a little fruit juice to flavour it.

Local infections such as an infected cut can be dealt with in the same way as a cold – lots of vitamin C; avoid sugar, which feeds any germs in your body; plenty of fluids. An infection can be treated externally by bathing with salt water, or use a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil. Many essential oils are powerful disinfectants, and these two are safe to use directly on the skin. They also encourage rapid healing. Other essential oils which are often used as disinfectants are thyme and eucalyptus. 
In cold weather avoid cold foods and drinks. Iced drinks are ok in hot weather, but in cold weather you need warming up with hot drinks and hot food. Even when you drink cold water, take the chill off it with a dash of hot water.

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