Quick Fix Yoga Stretches

Quick Fix Yoga Stretches

Yoga poses are intended to engage the mind as well as the body. Yoga practitioners even believe certain poses can retrain your muscles to relax in situations where they might have become tense.

Yoga Stretches
Yoga Cat Stretch

Quick Fix Yoga Stretches

The Child’s Pose

Sit with your legs under you, buttocks resting on your heels, knees and feet together. Fold your self over your lower body and place your forehead against the floor. Rest your hands on the floor by your feet with your palms up. Breathing gently through your nose, relax into this position feeling the release in your hips. Hold for 15 seconds.

Child's Pose Quick Fix Yoga Stretches

The child’s post is one of the quick fix yoga stretches that can really ease some tension. Be aware of your breath, breath slowly in through the nose, exhale through the mouth. (Hum if you like). This stretches out the shoulder blades, back, buttock area and allows the neck to relax.

The Resting Pose

Lie face up with your legs at least hip-width apart, and place your arms out to your sides at a 45-degree angle from your body. Feel your abdomen rise and fall with each breath as your focus on releasing tension each time you exhale. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat several times – as long as you want.

Resting Pose Quick Fix Yoga Stretches

Result. The next time you have a stressful day, release the pressure with a quick fix yoga stretches that are guaranteed to calm you in both mind and body when performed properly (don’t rush through them).

Yoga: 5,000 Years Old

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline that originated in India. In yoga, you hold postures (asanas), or move from one to another either while standing or on the floor. You usually end the workout with a relaxation or meditation exercise. Quick fix yoga stretches can be great when you only have five or ten minutes to attempt to relax yourself. Just find a quiet, private spot and do your best. You’ll get better with practice!

Types of yoga
Yoga works the entire body and is great for strengthening and stretching. It improves posture, balance and range of motion while reducing carpal tunnel pain and can reduce risk of heart disease.

There are many types of yoga, ranging from almost entirely meditative to the very physically challenging; look for a beginning class or tape if you are new at yoga.

What Are the Types of Yoga?

  • Bikram. Practice yoga in 105 degree heat and 40 percent humidity. Bikram yoga has 26 poses total and a lot of alignment work. Good fit for beginners – if you can stand the heat!
  • Hatha. Slow and gentle movements – also great for beginner’s or when winding down at night.
  • Vinyasa. This one will definitely have you moving. You flow from pose to pose. Vinyasa is the most popular style of yoga in America.
  • Kundalini. Works the “core” area, the area that surrounds the lower spine the most – classes are known to be very intense.
  • Ashtanga Yoga. Also known as Power Yoga, this form is very physically challenging. Best suited for ex-athletes or someone looking to really push themselves.
  • Iyengar. This form of yoga uses lots of props such as blocks, harnesses, straps and cushions. Great for physical therapy.
  • Anusara Yoga. Anusara is epitomized by “the celebration of the heart. Expect many “heart-opening” poses like back bends and more talking by the instructor in class.
  • Restorative. Restorative yoga is focused on relaxation.

If you are new to yoga, we recommend Yoga for Beginners and Beyond. Even if you’re not new to yoga, this set has routines that are so relaxing and feel so good you may wish to use them for some “down” time! Each of the 40 routines focuses on different physical and mental aspects of yoga, such as building strength, improving flexibility, reducing stress and more.

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Cookies Contain Vitamins

Cookies Contain Vitamins

Yes, really! Dating back to 1925 the fact that cookies contain vitamins has been a well-known fact, but now seems to be a buried fact…

The following information is from a 1925 cookbook called simply, “Home Made Cookies“. Below the citation is an image from the book.

In any event, with Christmas cookie season right around the corner, here’s some food for thought to appease any guilt you may feel when going all out with your special cookies!

And do remember, it’s homemade cookies (note the words, “Natural state”) this cookbook and we are referring to – store bought won’t cut it, sorry. If you would like to know what store bought cookies may be better for you and your loved ones, check out “Buying Healthier Brand Name Cookies” on our sister site.

“Cookies are not only a source of special joy to the children and the grown-ups – these delicious morsels of cake are also good for the health.”

“There are so many different kinds of cookies – crisp, soft, thick, thin, rolled, drop, plain, nut and many others – that the possibility for variety is almost unlimited.”

“Today more than ever, we are conscious of the importance of keeping fit. Housewives are giving more attention to selection and serving foods that are pleasing to the taste and at the same time build healthy bodies. Baked foods contribute vitamins. In serving a variety of cookies, you can supply your family with many food products, which in their natural state are rich in needed vitamins. Among these are whole wheat, butter, eggs, milk, peanut butter, fruits, nuts, raisins and many others.”

“A good supply of cookies…will delight your family and friends and make you famous for your cookie jar.”

Cookies Contain Vitamins
Cookies Contain Vitamins

Cookie Starter Recipes

Following are two long-time favorites: Peanut Butter Cookies and Honey Wafers. Peanut butter with its protein and honey with its natural sweetening ability truly isn’t all that bad for us. Use the raw honey suggested for the most natural effect; however, you are free to use your favorite honey if you prefer. These will be delicious either way.

These recipes have been adapted from the 1925 “Home Made Cookies” cookbook put out by a company called K C Baking Powder.

The Cookie Jar
The Cookie Jar

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter, add peanut butter and cream again; gradually beat in sugar. Add egg, milk and flour sifted twice with baking powder and salt. Mix to a soft dough, roll into a thin sheet and cut into rounds. Place on buttered pans, dredge with granulated sugar and bake in hot oven (400 to 450 degrees) for 7 to 10 minutes. Makes 5 to 6 dozen two-inch Peanut Butter Cookies.


Honey Wafers

  • 2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup strained raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together three times. Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually and mix well. Add the honey and flavoring, and then the flour mixture in several portions, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Roll in a thin sheet on a floured board, cut with small cookie cutter and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen small cookies.

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Cookie Recipes
Cookie Recipes

 

No Crust Spinach Pie

No Crust Spinach Pie

PLUS – To-go-with, Mixed Grain Bread!

About that Spinach…

Spinach Plate
Spinach Plate

Carotenoids and the antioxidant vitamins C and E in spinach are believed to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and cataracts. And the healthy dose of potassium and calcium found in spinach can help regulate your blood pressure.

Eating and preparing spinach is simple and easy, since it tastes good raw or cooked. Spinach can be found fresh, frozen, or canned; it can be easily incorporated into many dishes. Its versatility makes it easy to serve raw in salads or sandwiches or as a complement to soups, meat, fish, or other vegetable dishes.

Fresh spinach for the healthy no crust spinach pie should be dried and packed loosely in a cellophane or plastic bag and stored in the
refrigerator crisper.

No Crust Spinach Pie Recipe

Ingredients

No Crust Spinach Pie
No Crust Spinach Pie

2 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup 1 percent milk
2 minced garlic cloves or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 ounces mozzarella
2 cups chopped, fresh spinach

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter or margarine in an 8 inch baking pie pan. (A square pan works just as well.)
  3. Beat eggs well. Add flour, milk, garlic and baking powder. Pour into baking pan. Stir in cheese and spinach. Sprinkle more shredded cheese on top, if desired.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until firm and the cheese is slightly golden brown. Recipe yields 2 servings of pie.

Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe

Recipe Notes

You can drop a lot of fat and calories by using reduced fat mozzarella cheese and ½ cup egg substitute in place of the whole eggs, if desired. Adjust nutrition information accordingly.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:

  • Calories 310
  • Total fat 16 grams
  • Saturated fat 7 grams
  • Trans fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 165 milligrams
  • Sodium 410 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrate 29 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 1 gram
  • Sugars 11 grams
  • Protein 13 grams

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Mixed Grain Bread Recipe

Mixed Grain Breads
Mixed Grain Breads

The Food Guide Pyramid suggests eating six to eleven servings from the Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta group on a daily basis. It does sound like a lot, but it truly isn’t.
Visit “A Byte of Whole Grains” on our sister site, Bellybytes.com, for suggestions and tips. Try a slice with your No Crust Spinach Pie!

Ingredients

1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm (105 to 115 degrees) water
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rye flour
2-1/4 to 2-3/4 cup all purpose flour

 

Directions

  1. Mix cornmeal, brown sugar, salt and oil with boiling water, cool to lukewarm (105 – 115 degrees).
  2. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water; stir into cornmeal mixture. Add whole wheat and rye flours and mix well. Stir in enough all purpose flour to make dough stiff enough to knead.
  3. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl, turning oil top. Cover with clean towel; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch dough down; turn onto clean surface. Cover with clean towel; let rest 10 minutes. Shape dough and place in greased 9 x 5 inch pan. Cover with clean towel; let rise until almost double, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Cover with aluminum foil during baking if bread is browning too quickly. Remove bread from pan and cool on wire rack.
  6. Serving Size: 1 slice. Yield: 20 servings.
Nutrition information per serving:
  • Calories 90
  • Total fat 1.5 grams
  • Saturated fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 0 milligrams
  • Sodium 120 milligrams
  • Protein: 2 grams

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Food Label Facts

Food Label Facts

Food Label Facts
Food Label Facts

The food label facts are that the use of terms such as low fat and low calorie are now heavily regulated by the government for consistency in meaning. This means manufacturers cannot sell under false pretenses; however, it also means higher costs to consumers. Once upon a time, a manufacturer was honest or went out of business – it truly was that simple. No longer… Now we find ourselves wallowing in a sea of terms and regulations that are next to impossible to keep up on.

Studies show that most people don’t even read food labels. For example, Time Magazine came out with an article back in 2011 about this very topic. See Study: Why People Don’t Read Nutrition Labels.

No surprise; people are busy and just want to eat what they like. Yet, we’re stuck with all the labeling and ever-changing terminology, so following we’ll lay out what the more common labels actually mean. This way, when you see a boast on a package such as “Low fat”, you’ll know just what that means without having to dig out reading glasses to read the fine print.

What the Different Food Label Facts Mean

  • Calorie free: Fewer than 5 calories per serving.
  • Sugar free: Less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Fat free: Less than 0.5 grams of total fat per serving.
  • Low fat: 3 grams or fewer of total fat grams per serving.
  • Low saturated fat: 1 gram or less per serving.
  • Low sodium: Fewer than 140 milligrams per serving.
  • Very low sodium: Fewer than 140 milligrams per serving.
  • Low cholesterol: Fewer than 20 milligrams per serving.
  • Low calorie:40 calories or fewer per serving.
  • Lean: Fewer than 10 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving and per 100 grams of meat, poultry, or seafood.
  • Extra lean: Fewer than 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving and per 100 grams of meat, poultry, or seafood.
  • High: One serving contains 20 percent of more of the Daily Value for that nutrient.
  • Good source: One serving contains 10 to 19 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient.
  • Reduced: A nutritionally altered product that contains 25 percent less of a nutrient or calories than the regular product.
  • Less: A food (that may or may not be altered) that contains 25 percent less of a nutrient or calories than the regular product or food.
  • Light: A nutritionally altered product that contains one-third fewer calories or half of the fat of the regular food or product. It can also mean that the sodium content of a low-calorie, low-fat food has been reduced by half.
  • More: One serving contains at least 10 percent more of the Daily Value of a nutrient than the regular food or product.

A few other common terms that might need some explanation are as follows.

    • From concentrate: juices from concentrate should have the same nutritional value as the original juice product. Concentrate means that at some point, much of the water was removed for easier shipping, and water was added back in to reconstitute the original consistency of the juice. (Think frozen orange juice.)
    • Sugar alcohol (or polyols): These naturally occurring sweeteners are often used as sugar substitutes because they provide anywhere from half to one-third the calories of regular sugar. Also, unlike regular sugar, they don’t cause an immediate jump in blood sugar. Some common sugar alcohols are mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, isomalt, maltitol, and hydrogenated starch hydroslysates (HSH). Consuming sugar alcohols in high volumes can cuase abnormal gas, discomfort and diahrrea.
    • Multigrain, whole grain: These terms are not interchangeable. Whole grain means that all parts of the grain kernel – the bran, germ and endosperm – are used in the making of the product. Multigrain, however, means that a food contains more than one type of grain. Whole gran foods – listed as “whole grain,” “whole wheat,” and “whole oats” are the healthier choice.

Warning

Most fat-free products contain high amounts of sugar in order to make up for the loss of taste from the fat. On the flip side, low sugar products usually have a higher fat content. Read the food label facts on labels, then choose wisely.

Sources

  • Eat Any Sugar Alcohol Lately?”, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., Nutrition and Healthy Eating Q & A, Mayo Clinic

School Luncheons 1905

School Luncheons 1905

Looking back in time can be both fun and fascinating! I’ve been doing a lot of that lately going through recipe booklets and cookbooks from my grandmother’s vast collection.

Being a personal passion, I couldn’t just allow these books to sit and get older and more yellowed without trying to digitize them, a project I’ve been and will continue to work on.

With that said, today I’m introducing “School Luncheons Cookbook Vintage 1905 by Armour and Company”.

School Luncheons 1905
School Luncheons 1905

A Peak Inside

The School Luncheons Problem

Excerpt from page 3…

“The school luncheon is a problem, and only the house mother can solve it by giving the subject careful attention daily.”

“Proper food must be supplied the growing boys and girls, or they will become stunted, not only physically, but mentally.”

“If it is possible a child should come home for the noonday meal. A bowl of hot broth should be in readiness, with a plate of crackers or toast, a baked apple with cream and some cookies. This makes a wholesome and satisfying lunch. The child will go back to school refreshed by the brisk walk.”

The Week-About System

Excerpt from page 6…

“If several children eat together, the luncheon may be packed in a hamper basket. It is quite an idea for one mother to prepare luncheons for one week for a neighbor’s children besides her own. This week-about system relieves the mother and gives the children variety.”

“Folding drinking cups or small tumblers should be given each child; the water question is just as important as food. It is far safer to have a small flask of pure water in the luncheon box than to allow promiscuous drinking from tin cups provided in the schools and the use of city water, unless one is absolutely sure that the water supply is pure.”

Motherly Love Notes

Excerpt from page 9…

“One mother used to occassionally put a little note like this in the luncheon box:”

“My Dear M—-:”
“Mother knows the lessons are unusually hard today, but do your best and when you come home there will be a surprise for you. Lovingly, Mother.”

“This takes only a moment, and is a source of inspiration and encouragement to the child. The ‘surprise’ may be some wished-for object, a guest invited to supper, a trip to the city or matinee tickets.”

Motherly Love Notes
Motherly Love Notes

School Luncheons: The Costs Back Then

Excerpt from page 20…

“Sufficient and nutritious luncheons can be furnished to the pupils of a large school for from three to five cents each, but from our present knowledge, it would require about a ten-cent luncheon to satisfy the taste of the American scholar.”

Ah..the good ‘ol days!

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Naturally Colored Boiled Eggs

Naturally Colored Boiled Eggs

There are two ways of achieving naturally colored boiled eggs. Boil them first, then cold-soak them in dyes. Or, boil them with the dye.

Naturally Colored Boiled Eggs

Here are some suggestions on ways you can boil your eggs using all natural foods. Try some – it’s fun!

  • Boil eggs for 30 minutes or more with lots of onion skins; they’ll turn a pale orange to light red.
  • Boil eggs with spinach leaves for pale green coloring.
  • Soak hard-boiled eggs in grape juice; they’ll turn lavender.
  • Boil eggs in tea for pale brown, in coffee for darker brown.
  • Boil eggs with beets or cranberries for lovely pinks and reds.
  • For a golden color, dissolve the spice turmeric into water and soak eggs.
  • To create patterns on boiled eggs, draw on the shells with wax crayons or wrap them in rubber bands before dyeing.

See also:

  1. Healthy Easter Recipes
  2. Whimsical Collection of Free Easter Graphics
  3. The Good Easter Egg Salad Recipe

Bicycle Riding Safety

Bicycle Riding Safety and Care

Bicycle riding can be a great pastime or a fantastic way to get in some exercise while also getting some fresh air and sunshine. But there are some bicycle riding safety issues to be aware of and also some basic care you can give to your bike to keep it riding smoothly and safely.

Bicycle Riding Safety
Bicycle Riding Safety

The Ups and Down’s of Biking

Hills add challenge and interest to any bike ride. Follow these tips for handling hills with confidence, and get the most out of this great, low-impact activity.

  1. Going up. Before you approach a hill, slow your breathing down to a comfortable rate. Shift down into the next gear to make pedaling easier. Relax your body, keep your back straight and your hands loosely gripped on the bars.
  2. Coming down. You should always stay in control of your bike. Sit back on the seat for stability and keep your feet parallel to each other. Slowly pump both your front and rear brakes to slow down without skidding. Ease back into a comfortable pace and enjoy the scenery.

Bicycle Riding Safety Tips

man-on-bicycle

  1. Keep a whistle on a chain around your neck and use it instead of a horn. It’s louder and shriller.
  2. Having trouble climbing hills? Maybe you’re hunching over the handlebars. This constricts your breathing. Sit up tall instead.
  3. On wet roads brake lightly now and then to whisk water off your brakes – especially after you’ve gone through a puddle and before you start down a hill.
  4. If you skid, don’t try to move your wheel. Keep your wheel in whatever direction you are going. Similarly, on a loose surface, let the bike drift the way it wants.
  5. In the country, sharp curves often have loose gravel and holes. Brake to reduce speed before you get to a curve, not while you are on the loose surface. Keep as far to the right as possible to avoid cars that may move into your lane as they round the corner.
  6. Use a winter hard hat liner, found in hardware stores, as a helmet liner in cold weather. For further warmth, push a folded section of newspaper up under your shirt to help block cold winds.

Bicycle Chains

Kerosene is the best cleaner for a greasy bicycle chain. To keep the chain from squeaking, clean it every 2 months and lubricate it with a lightweight bicycle oil or a spray lubricant designed for the purpose.

If your chain breaks and you can’t fix it right away, lower the seat and push along with your feet.

Home Made Bicycle Lock

You can make a lock from six feet of vinyl-covered steel cable, two U-bolts, and a padlock.

At each end of the cable, make a loop and secure it with a U-bolt. Strip or epoxy the threads so that the nut can’t be removed. Run the cable through the frame and wheels and around the bike rack or a sturdy post. Padlock the loops together.

If you must leave your bike unlocked, remove the handlebars or front wheel and take it with you.

Repair a Bicycle Tire

You can repair a tire in no time flat with two kitchen spoons, some fine sandpaper, contact cement, talcum powder and a thin piece of rubber or soft plastic.

For patches, cut small squares of rubber from an old tire tube or swimming cap. Coat one side with contact cement and let it dry.

Remove the wheel and push in the tire with your thumbs just enough to angle the spoons, 5 to 7 inches apart, under its edge. Work them around, pulling the edge of the tire over the rim.

Take the tube out of the tire and look for the puncture. Check inside the tire for any sharp stones or debris. Put your ear to the tube. Can you hear the air escape? If you can’t find the leak, inflate the tube and submerge it in water. Bubbles will locate the hole.

Dry the tube and rough up the area around the hole with sandpaper. Coat it with contact cement and apply the patch, sticky side down. Sprinkle talcum powder over the patched area so that the tube won’t stick to the tire wall.

If you inflate the tube a little, it will easier to put back in the tire. Begin remounting the tire by first inserting the air valve into the rim, then work the tire back onto the rim with your thumbs. If this proves difficult, use the spoons – but with care. The could puncture your newly repaired tube.

When the tire is back on the rim, inflate it and replace the wheel.

Spring is coming – get your bike ready for some summertime exercise.

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Keeping Energized

Keeping Energized

Keeping Energized
When it comes to keeping energized, we really are what we eat. Making sure we consume balanced meals and snacks throughout the day is part of the solution to helping us feel our best. Different food groups provide different nutrients, which are broken down and used at different rates. This is why we need a combination of foods to keep us energized throughout the day. Since carbohydrates, protein and fat move through the stomach at different rates, eating meals and snacks that provide a combination of these nutrients helps us get a steady supply of energy.

  • Carbohydrates: Found in grains, fruits and vegetables, they provide a quick energy supply, but typically leave the stomach within an hour.
  • Protein: This nutrient, found in meat and milk products, usually takes about two hours to digest.
  • Fats: These tend to stay in the stomach the longest — about three to five hours.

To get a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat each time you eat, try to eat meals that include foods from at least three food groups and snacks that include foods from at least two.

Food Groups

Lift Your Spirits

If you’re struggling to get to the gym, consider this: Workouts are a good way to beat the blues.
In a study of adults with mild to moderate depression, researchers noted that burning a certain number of calories each week through aerobic exercise resulted in significantly lower depression scores over time. The workouts in the study were equivalent to a 150-pound person burning about 1,200 calories per week.

In summary, eat a healthful variety of foods from all the food groups, and go burn some calories!

3 Safety Tips for Cosmetic Botox Injections

3 Safety Tips for Cosmetic Botox Injections

3 Safety Tips for Cosmetic Botox InjectionsA lot of cosmetic solutions have been sought by people who want to keep their skin looking young and healthy. None of these solutions however can beat Botox treatments in terms of popularity and effectiveness. In the US alone, it is the most common cosmetic procedure undertaken with an estimated 4.6 million cosmetic Botox treatments done every year. The rising demand for an effective and quick-acting solution to wrinkles has driven up the popularity of the treatment.

Lately however, there have been increased cases of botched Botox treatments either due to the inexperience of the person applying the treatment or a poor quality replacement for Botox. The results of these botched injections have been serious health side effects and permanent facial damage. With the increasing demand for Botox injections, people are more willing to go for cheaper treatments from people who are not even experts. These treatments are in most cases not FDA approved. In fact, some shady salons have been known to use substances other than Botox usually with horrifying results.

One important thing to understand is that Botox itself is a highly toxic substance and can lead to a fatal health condition known as botulism. In minute amounts however, the treatment can be highly effective without being toxic. As much as you want your skin to retain its youthful looks, you also have to remember that your health comes first. Do not do anything that compromises it. The following three safety tips should help you look young while staying safe.

1. Get it Done at the Right Place

In an effort to keep costs down, people make the mistake of seeking Botox treatment in shady places that charge low prices. Others even attempt to inject themselves at home. Botox treatment is a medical procedure and as such should only be carried out in a medical setting. Do not go to a salon or the mall for treatment. Even more importantly, do not attempt to carry out the procedure by yourself at home; it could have serious and permanent health consequences.

Whether you are in New York, Amsterdam or London there are numerous places where you can get proper Botox treatments. You can use the internet to find legit clinics that offer these treatments. Be sure to read reviews and research the background of a clinic before choosing it. Alternatively, you can get your doctor to refer you to a safe and licensed place where you can undergo the procedure.
One advantage of getting it done in a medical setting is that the doctor will be able to examine you for suitability of Botox injections. This is because certain medical conditions may exclude some people from being suitable for the Botox treatment.

2. Get it done by a skilled and experienced doctor

It may sound as if getting a Botox injection is simple and involves only basic knowledge. This is not so. For one, you have to be evaluated to determine whether you are the right candidate for Botox treatment. Secondly, the amount of Botox applied has to be accurate otherwise your health may be in danger. Make sure that whoever does the procedure is competent to carry it out and licensed to do so. This of course starts with going to the right place to get the treatment. Do not under any circumstances be tempted to get the operation done by someone promising much lower costs; you will live to regret it.

3. Make sure that the treatment is real and approved

If you do some research on botched Botox treatments you will realize that in most cases the biggest problem was the product used. You may even come across horrific stories of people who were injected with glue or some other substance. You should therefore be extremely careful about what you are being injected with. The product should be the real thing and most importantly it should be approved by medical authorities such as the FDA. Again, most people are lured by the extremely low costs of Botox alternatives and the results are never pleasant.

It is recommended that before you go in for the treatment for Botox, read what medical authorities have to say on it; where should it be used and in what amounts. Do not be ignorant.

Vodka for Foot Odors?

Vodka for Foot Odors?

Vodka is a popular beverage which is generally composed of ethanol and water. Now you can use it for hygienic purposes, as well!

Vodka for Foot Odors?
Vodka for Foot Odors?

 

If your feet smell less than swell, wipe them down with a vodka-soaked wash cloth to get rid of the stench.

It’s the same principle as rubbing alcohol (which works equally well if you’d rather drink your Grey Goose).

How Does Vodka Destroy Foot Odors?

Vodka contains alcohol, which is antiseptic and drying, so it destroys odor-causing fungus and bacteria and dries out the moisture that lets these organisms grow.

Vodka Ice Packs

Freeze a plastic bag filled with vodka and apply as an ice pack on aches and pains. Helps numb pain.

Vodka Mouth Wash

Cinnamon and vodka can be mixed to create a natural mouth wash, although for sensitive gums it may be best to stick to alcohol free mouth wash or a warm salt water rinse.

Russian Folklore

In Russian folklore, vodka was used to cure many ailments from a simple headache, the common cold and a bad hangover. You can also create vodka tinctures as an herbal remedy to consume orally or use topically as an anesthetic. Vodka has also been used to swish around an aching tooth to relieve pain.

Did you know?

The name vodka evolved from “voda“, a Slavic word which literally means water.

Note of Caution: Excess consumption of alcohol in any form enhances the risk of major diseases.