If you’re under stress frequently, and many people are today, headaches may be a problem for you. Everybody gets a headache once in a while but some people get tension headaches a lot. While you need to get help from your doctor if you have headaches frequently or severely, home remedies like the ones we’ll be talking about here could also help you.
Lots of tension headaches are caused by eyestrain which is a common issue these days because so many people are spending the majority of their days staring into computer screens. And with texting and watching television and movies, your eyes are under more strain now than you might think they are. It’s true that you can’t just quit your job but if that is the primary source of your eyestrain, you might still be able to prevent your headaches. It can help to look away from whatever screen you’re looking at for a few seconds. Do this frequently, so you’re not staring at the screen for extended periods of time without a break. A protective shield that reduces glare and (sometimes) radiation is another solution to help protect yourself.
You may not think that posture has anything to do with headaches, but chronic poor posture can be one cause. It’s a fairly commonplace problem for people who work, for example, at computer stations for long hours on end. If you lean forward with your head this can be a big problem because it puts more pressure on your back and neck. It is important to be aware of any of the tension that you might be holding in your upper body when you are sitting or walking around. Aside from sitting up straight while you work, you should get regular massages and regular chiropractic treatments.
There are also other systems, such as the Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method that work specifically on healthier posture. If you don’t want to use a practitioner of these techniques, you can look for online videos to learn more about them.
Things worn around or on your head can sometimes cause headaches. You probably already know that headbands can cause headaches but so can sunglasses, helmets, hats and even headphones. Some people are prone to what are called external compression headaches, which are caused by pressure around the head. While a specific item might not feel hurtful when it is first put on, but as it gets left there and restricts blood flow, it can begin to cause pain.
So if you always have a hat or other item on your head, you might want to try taking a break from it. There are a lot of different ways to treat your stress headaches including the methods we’ve talked about here. Overall, the best way to prevent these type of headaches from occurring is to learn how to relax, even in situations that tend to make you tense. You might have a hard time with it at first but it is possible to train yourself to not stress out so often. There are plenty of reasons to lower your stress levels and fewer tension headaches is just one.
Using simple ingredients found in your kitchen, you can give yourself almost the exact same facial that would cost you an arm and a leg at a spa. Natural ingredients make for the best facials. Oatmeal is one of the ingredients to use for cleansing and moisturizing your skin. Oatmeal in commonly used in the making of many body products. The oatmeal based facials that follow will help you cleanse and moisturize your skin naturally.
A tablespoon of oatmeal powder, a single egg white, and a few drops of lemon oil are what you need for this first recipe. You can find lemon oil at most natural or homeopathic stores or you can check the organic section of your grocery store. Make your own oatmeal powder by grinding some oatmeal that you have on hand. Make sure it is natural oatmeal and not the heat instantly kind! Mix the ingredients together thoroughly and completely (this is especially important since you are using an egg in your mixture). Be careful to avoid your eyes as you spread the mixture on your face. Allow mask to dry completely, which should take about twenty minutes. Once it has dried, you can wash it off with water and a soft washcloth. This next recipe is a great one to try if you have dry skin. Mix a mashed up ripe banana with a cup of oatmeal. This is going to create a really thick mixture which you can thin out to form a creamy paste with some milk. Let this mixture sit for about fifteen minutes after spreading on your face, taking care to avoid the area around your eyes. Use clean water to rinse it off after the fifteen minutes. And now your skin should feel moisturized.
Lemon juice, oatmeal and tomatoes can make a fantastic scrub facial for your skin. Blend all of the ingredients together in your blender until you have a paste that is coarse in texture. Follow your normal washing routine.
Once the cleanser is completely rinsed away, spread the facial mixture onto your face, taking care to avoid your eyes. You can also spread it on your neck if you like. Rinse the mix off after around 10 minutes.
With all of the options out there it might be fun to even try developing one of your own too. Before you spread your own mix across your skin do a patch test for sensitivity. Don’t go to the expensive spa when you are likely to find a recipe right at home that will do the trick.
If you keep your immune system strong, your health will of course benefit as a result. This is very important. Of course, this is no secret. It’s the reason you strive to protect your body from germs. You make it a point to wash your hands often. Hand sanitizers are popular and you use them when necessary. You stay away from people who are sick and take vitamin supplements like they are going out of style. Have you ever considered that the secret of a healthy and strong immune system may be simply eating “superfoods?” What are some of these superfoods? Below we will tell you about some great superfoods that will ensure the health of your immune system.
Eat some Brazil Nuts! Brazil Nuts are packed to the brim with selenium. Brazil Nuts are an important source of selenium. In reality, it would be hard to find a better natural source. Selenium helps protect against deterioration caused by free radicals. You will also be happy to know that selenium protects your body from several different infections, cancer, and even heart disease. Your gut is susceptible to a very invasive bacteria and selenium can protect you against it. It’s easy to figure out which of your recipes will be enhanced if you add Brazil Nuts. They complement many dishes. Toss a handful into your salad for a great tasting protein boost. Brazil Nuts are perfect to snack on plain. Tea is a wonderful superfood and, in order to experience optimum health and super-charge your immune system, you need to drink tea every single day. Of course, consuming enough water to ward off dehydration is an important factor in good health. Your T cells need interferon to maintain their optimum health. Scientific test have concluded that if you drink 20 ounces of tea each and every day, your level of interferon will increase. What the interferon does is surround the T cells so they cannot be attacked by various germs and bacteria that can lead to illness. It’s really not important what kind of tea you drink. However, read about the many delicious herbal teas and take note of the other benefits they offer as well.
Another superfood for the immune system that a lot of people don’t think about are sunflower seeds. Vitamin E is the “secret sauce” in sunflower seeds. One of the functions of Vitamin E is it’s ability to help maintain the health of your mucous membranes, including you sinuses.
It’s important for these membranes to stay healthy, because they fight infections when they first begin. Switch from your normal “junk food” salty snacks to sunflower seeds. They make a great replacement. The meat inside the seeds is loaded with protein, so they make a great addition to salads. It makes sense why sunflower seeds are one of nature’s superfoods for strengthening your immune system.
You will find that many foods are available to you that can be called immune system superfoods. You already know the best foods to eat that provide you with a balanced, health-giving diet. Don’t you think it would also be wise to include some of these superfoods that will make your immune system even stronger?