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Menstruation Myths That Every Woman Should Know

Menstruation is something normal that we, women, face with it every month. Although there are some very unpleasant days, when we don’t feel so well and most of the times hurts, we already are used to this period of the month. Since I was a little, I’ve heard lots of false stories about what I am allowed or not to do in this period. In this article I will present you some myths about menstruation!

1. Myth: The menstrual cycle comes 28 days

If you grew up with the fear that your period comes at every 28 days, you need to calm down! Any cycle that comes between 21-35 days is perfectly normal!

2. Myth: Bleeding is unhealthy

There is nothing wrong with menstruation. It is composed of a mixture of blood, tissue and uterine secretions. It looks different because it contains more water and less iron.

3. Myth: Premenstrual syndrome is only in our minds

This syndrome is not just in our head and affects over 50% of women. There may be a week or two before menstruation and can consist of abdominal pain, feeling emotion, agitation or anxiety.

4. Myth: You can not get pregnant during menstruation

Indeed, the chances are small but still exists. Did you know that sperm can live for five days in our body? This means that if you have unprotected contact with the partner during menstruation, it is possible that the sperm to stay there during ovulation.

5. Myth: You can not have sexual contact with your partner during menstruation

There is nothing wrong in fact with women who really want this during menstruation. Nothing in this disgusting, but be careful and protect yourself!

6. Myth: Do not do sport!

Wrong, even light exercise helps enormously!

Surprising Ways To Stop Hiccups

Hiccups are an involuntary and convulsive contraction of the diaphragm – the muscle involved in breathing, that separates the chest from the abdomen – accompanied by a sound, short and repeated. It does not last longer than a few minutes and discomfort goes away by itself or with a little help.

As you already heard, some of the hiccups remedies are glass of water, a mighty scare or breath-holding can stop a series of hiccups.

When is easily irritated stomach starts the hiccups. The reaction is one of the body’s defense against harmful factor. A very full stomach can cause bouts of hiccups, which then continues on their own.

A full stomach can be caused by:

• Eating fast food;

• Drinking too much alcohol;

• Swallowing air;

• Smoking;

• Sudden change the temperature in the stomach, such as drinking a hot drink and then a cold drink;

• The gases from the stomach, which put pressure on the diaphragm.

How to get rid of hiccups

1. Mix tablespoon of dill seed with a tablespoon of cold water and leave to soak for ten minutes. Add 150 ml of warm water, let them a few minutes. Strain the mixture and drink slowly, with rare sips, well drooled, three or four times a day.

2. Mix a teaspoon of caraway seeds with water. Swallow this mixture once per day in the morning on an empty stomach.

3. Prepare a mixture of 80 grams of lemon balm (citronella) and 20 grams of valerian. Prepare an infusion of two teaspoons of this mixture in a cup of boiling water (brew for 10-15 minutes). Drink this and you will get rid of hiccups immediately! 

A Simple Test with a Glass of Water: How Healthy is Your Hair?

You recently dyed your hair or you simply noticed that is dry and looks unhealthy? In this article you will find out about a simple test by using a glass of water, that will reveal you the health of your hair. Make this simple and quick test and find the health of your hair.

It takes you less than 1 minute to make this test and does’t cost you anything.

The hair dryer, straightener, rubber bands, hair styling products and, of course, dyeing the hair, are extremely harmful , especially if you use them regularly. Well, to find out if your hair is (still) healthy, you can do this quickly and easily test.

You need a full glass of water where you put a strand of hair. If your hair will float to the surface, you should be happy because it means you have healthy hair.

On the other hand, if your hair is sinking means that it is extremely porous and allows water to penetrate into the hair structure. So the hair cuticle is affected by the ill-treatment to which you submit the hair.

A porous hair is electrifying fast, it is hard to style it and does not shine. To fix the problem, use a regular hair mask rich in amino acids, keratin and protein.

We all want a healthy and beautiful hair, so you can repeat this test very often! You can also use homemade mask, or different natural oils to nourish your hair.

How To Fall Asleep in Just 1 Minute

A peaceful and good sleep is key to a healthy life. If you have insomnia or simply you can not rest, I will reveal you a trick that will help you fall asleep in just 1 minute.

If you can not sleep, breathe through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, let it out through your mouth for eight seconds. According to researchers, this exercise has a similar effect as the chemical substances have on the brain, slowing heartbeat and helping you to sleep. It is advisable also to have the mobile phone and other electronic devices as far away from you, to not distract you.

How does the trick works 
Researchers say very stressed or anxious people are not breathing properly. When you inhale for four seconds, you push yourself to inhale more oxygen. When you hold your breath for seven seconds, then exhale for eight seconds, you will remove carbon dioxide from the lungs. More oxygen in the body gives you the feeling of slight dizziness and has a sedative effect. Under these conditions, heart, brain and your body can finally relax.

This trick is amazing, you can use it anytime, even on your children! This sleeping method is called “4-7-8 Method”. This technique can be used in the morning and evening. After eight weeks, you can increase the frequency from 4 to 8. You feel the beneficial effects, and the sleep will come faster and its quality will be enhanced.

Say Goodbye To Droopy Eyelids Forever With This Ingredient

Drooping eyelids are usually the result of aging. However, many other factors can affect their appearance. Once they occur, droopy eyelids may remain the same, can worsen over time or simply come and go.

There are many remedies for them, the most effective being natural ones that give the best results. Such remedy against droopy eyelids is the one you will find in this article. So if you suffer from droopy eyelids, you have to read this article to see how get rid of them!

You do not need expensive creams to get rid of droopy eyelids, just to be consistent regarding their treatment using an ingredient that you can find certainly in any kitchen!

You will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • gauze

Clean your eyelids from make up and leave them to dry. Keep your eyelids closed, soak the gauze in the egg white and apply the piece of gauze on your eyelids. Wait until the egg white is dry. Apply this trick regularly, but you will see great result after two utilisations. Egg white is rich in proprieties that thighs the skin and restore its elasticity. However, you have to keep in mind that the results are on short term. The effect is temporary, this is why you should repeat this trick at every 2 days. In this way, you will get rid of droopy eyelids.

Also, the adequate hydration is one of the best remedies against eyelids deformation. This is why you have to be sure that you drink enough water during the day.

 

How To Distinguish Natural Honey And Artificial Honey

We can easily say that honey is one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet! Honey contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. The type and quantity of vitamins and minerals depends on the type of flowers used. Typically, honey contains vitamin C, calcium and iron. Has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicine. It is also effective in removing free radicals from the body. But what about artificial honey and how do we distinguish it from the natural one?

Unfortunately, probably due to the high price, people often buy honey from the supermarket, which is quite artificial, containing only sugars.

A recent study conducted by a group of experts from Food Safety News, found that up to 76% of all honey available in supermarkets was processed by ultrafiltration. What this means – well, this filtering process removes impurities such as traces of wax and pollen. You should also know that honey producers say that this process is “important” in order to prevent honey to crystallize and to extend the life of their products. The bad thing is that many consumers do not know that pollen is extremely important and beneficial for our bodies. And the false honey doesn’t contain it.

How do you recognize fake honey?

If your honey is not “crystallized” after a certain time, there is a good chance to be false honey, because pure honey crystallize when is stored in the refrigerator.
This is also very important – you should always read the labels! Yes, always read the label on honey, and if it contains commercial glucose or corn syrup, high fructose, avoid it.
Or you can try this method as well – just add a few drops of iodine in a glass of water and add a tablespoon of honey afterwards. If your honey become blue, that means it was combined with cornstarch.
Another method to test the honey is to add a few drops of vinegar in a mixture of water with honey. If you see foam, honey is false. You can put a spoon of honey in a glass of water. If the honey doesn’t dissolve, it is pure.

THIS Is What It Means If You Have Two Dimples On Your Back

Have you ever noticed two small dimples at the base of the spine? In general, people are very proud of them, because they look great and very sexy. And here we are talking generally about women. But no one stood up to think at what are these dimples or, rather, if they have any significance! In this article you will find out what is their purpose and how it transforms you into a really special person!

What you need to know is that some people have these dimples base of the spine, and others do not. They may appear both at men and women. These dimples are called Venus dimples at women and at men are called men Apollo dimples and are located in the lower back, in place of the pelvic bones get together. If you have these dimples you are a very special person!

Venus and Apollo dimples occur only on people genetically predisposed. If you have them, then you have a good circulation and a healthy body and it is easier for you to quickly reach sexual satisfaction because good circulation is essential for a healthy sex life. So to continue, if you have these dimples, you’ll never be in the situation of not finding pleasure in a sexual act, at least physically. You will always have luck on this chapter and this is a thing that make you very happy. Not many people are like you and you are part of a privileged group who get sexual satisfaction very easy!

These dimples can not be created with targeted exercises because they are located in an area with no muscles. If you slim, it may be possible to become visible if you are among the lucky persons. In short, they can not be created artificially. You are born or not with them.

3 Common Mistakes Everyone Does When Using Toilet Paper

If you often suffer of urinary or genital infections, one of the reasons can be that you use the toilet paper wrong. Unfortunately, not many people are aware by the fact the improper use of toilet paper means improper hygiene, that most of the times leads to infections.

These are more common mistakes that you should make them and you are not aware of them. Unfortunately, these mistakes are not inoffensive. In this article you will find out 3 common mistakes that many persons make them when using toilet paper. Let”s find them:

You stay too much time on the toilet

Sometimes, when you sit on the toilet for a long time, this leads to apparition of haemorrhoids, because of the tension of staying too long. Try to avoid doing this or at least take a few breaks by getting up and walking a bit.

You wipe too much

Toilet paper irritate the perineal skin and leads to irritation and itching. If you wipe twice is enough. But if you need to wipe more, it means that you have not completely emptied bowels. Always use soft toilet paper without perfumes and additional colors, because it is less irritate the skin. You can also use a bidet. It is more indicated.

You wipe wrong

Many women make this mistake: wipe from the back in front. In this way you transfer the bacteria from rect to urethra. Unlike men, women have a much shorter urethra so, the bacteria quickly and easily reach the bladder and cause infection.

How to Easily Remove Pesticides From Your Fruits and Vegetables

When we buy fruits and vegetables, there is no better option than choosing ecological products. However, trustworthy sellers are hard to be found and the ecological products tend to cost much more than conventional ones. Because of the high price, we often buy conventional products instead ecological products, which are sprayed with many pesticides. Now there is a very simple method to eliminate all pesticides from fruits and vegetables that we eat. It is so simple that you would not believe!

In a fruit/vegetable from supermarket can be found 7 types of pesticides. Among the best known effects of pesticides on human health are indicated chloracne (acne rash caused by chlorine) – but also disorientation, anxiety, depression and even paranoid behaviour.

A simple trick can help you remove all pesticide residues from products purchased at the store. For this, you need little water, vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda.

Procedure: Take a small bowl. In this bowl, mix 1 cup of water, 1 cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix very well the ingredients and them transfer the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on the fruits and vegetables. Leave the solution to act 5 minutes, then wash the fruits and vegetables very well. All the pesticides and toxic substances will disappear by using this simple trick!

This method is very effective, because pesticides and toxic substances are deposited in the peel of the fruits and vegetables.

From now on, you can buy cheapest aliments and to “detoxify them” by pesticide. I also recommend you to use this trick for ecological fruits and vegetables. Hope from now you can protect better from these harmful substances.

Amazing Exercise to Help You Not Wear Glasses Anymore

One of the basic principles of medicine says that if you don’t use the muscles, they lead to atrophy. Exactly like all groups of muscles, also the eye muscles need exercises in order to keep them healthy. In this article I will present you a great exercise that if you repeat it daily, you will improve your eyesight and you will not wear glasses anymore.

In order to succeed to quit glasses, here are some tricks and an amazing exercise that will help you a lot:

1. Avoid the overstrain of the eye during the day. Every 2-3 hours, close your eyes for a few minutes and relax.

2. If you wear glasses, limit their wearing as more as possible. Do not wear glasses when you don’t make activities that strain the eyes very much.

3. With closed eyelids, massage your eyeballs using circular motion without pressing too hard!

4. When you go out for a walk, try to focus your view straight ahead in a more distant point. Avoid to look in the ground or to focus on the points at a short distance from you.

5. Drink often carrot juice (ideal is to drink one glass per day).

6. When you have tired eyes, wash your face with warm water.

7. Try not to spend too much time in front of the computer, television or phone, 2 hours before bedtime.

8. Practice Trataka yoga exercise designed to strengthen your eyesight and concentration. Place a bright object in the foreground at the eyes level(ideal is to use a candle – see picture above), and focus on it for several minutes, trying not to blink at all. Then close your eyes and try to keep a more accurate mental image of the object viewed. Relax, then repeat the exercise until you manage to clearly visualize the object using the “mind’s eye”. Repeat this exercise daily and the results will be visible in very short time!

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