11 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure

11 Natural Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure - High blood pressure-also known as hypertension or “the silent killer”-affects 1 in 3 adult Americans, or roughly 67 million people, and that number only continues to grow. Read on here to learn about the 11 remedies to lower high blood pressure and 2 video clips on how to lower high blood pressure naturally.
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Read on here to learn about the 11 remedies to lower high blood pressure and 2 video clips on how to lower high blood pressure naturally.

 

High blood pressure-also known as hypertension or “the silent killer”-affects 1 in 3 adult Americans, or roughly 67 million people, and that number only continues to grow.

 

90-95% of cases are known as primary hypertension, which is hypertension with no underlying medical cause. The small left-over percentage is caused by conditions such as kidney disease. But what is this mysterious silent killer?

 

Blood and its circulation are vital to sustain life. They supply crucial nutrients and oxygen to all the cells and organs in our body. They also remove waste and carbon dioxide. When the heart beats it creates pressure that pushes blood through your arteries and veins. This pressure, if you haven’t guessed, is our blood pressure.

 

Two forces pump the blood through our bodies, the first being created by the heart pumping blood out into the arteries, and the second occurs when the heart rests between beats and blood is drawn back into the muscle. When your blood pressure rises, damage can occur that upsets this system.

 

If you have hypertension, your heart has to work extra hard to pump blood through the body. And while healthy arteries are made of semi-flexible muscle, the force of high blood pressure will lead to overstretching their walls.

 

This overstretching can lead to tiny tears in blood vessels (known as vascular scarring) that leaves tissue that catch things such as cholesterol/plaque, and other blood cells. Building off of the latter, this leads to an increased risk of blood clots. The walls will also become weakened over time.

 

Tissue damage from being oxygen depleted occurs in parts of the arteries on the other side of a blockage or build-up of plaque, depriving it of fresh oxygenated blood, and heart attacks and strokes are the result if the pressure becomes too high.

 

Before starting drug therapy, try lifestyle changes and some home remedies for high blood pressure. Not surprisingly, things such as diet and exercise play a big role in lowering blood pressure, so always keep those two things at the forefront of your mind. Medications can be harsh, and while best avoided if possible, if you are on them, know that natural remedies can interfere with their functioning.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 1 –  Cut the Salt

 

Salt is not the problem when it comes to high blood pressure, per say, but rather its chemical component sodium. A little bit is fine, but too much sodium disrupts the balance of fluid in the body.

 

To “flush” the excess salt from your system, water is drawn from surrounding tissues. The higher volume of liquid results in the heart working harder to pump the blood-hence, high blood pressure.

 

Sure we use a lot of table salt on our foods, but still, that amount isn’t enough to account for the rise in blood pressure. Actually, only 6% of our salt consumption comes from the table shaker. The vast amounts of salt we consume daily (on average 1-2 generous teaspoons) couldn’t possibly be caused by the salt we sprinkle on our food alone.

 

No you have to dig a little bit more to get to the source-processed foods. Such an extraordinary quantity of excess salt is added into processed foods it’s easy to stray over the healthy limit of sodium intake.

 

A specific example-a single microwave “roast turkey” meal can have salt in the meat, the flavoring, the gravy, the stuffing, and the potatoes, to equal a whopping 5,400 milligrams of sodium. The utmost maximum daily limited is listed at 2,300 milligrams-even less for African Americans, men, and anyone over the age of 51.

 

If you fall into one of those categories, you should only consume less than ½ teaspoon a day. Even foods that are labelled low-fat or low in sugar can still contain a boatload of sodium. Food companies do this to, logically, increase the value of their products. We get hooked on the flavor. Of all the flavors (sweet, sour, etc.,) it is the hardest to live without. How do you fight it to lower your blood pressure?

 

You will need…

-the power of will

 

Directions

In short, slowly add less and less to your cooking. And of course, read the labels on the food you buy carefully. Remember the number 2,300 for daily intake of sodium-any higher than that, and it’s a no-go.

 

You’ll find yourself turning to home cooked meals, where you can control the amount of salt added, instead of processed foods. Stick with it, and you will find if you go back to an excess amount of salt after adjusting your taste buds to less, you will be close to repulsed at the flavor.

 

Intensive research has shown that the more salt you eat, the more you need. If you eat less salt, you only need to add less to your food or have less in your food, to be satisfied with a smaller amount.

 

We are not born liking salt. A baby will get joy from a droplet of sugar water, but there is no taste, no craving, for salt until 6 months of age. When studied children were fed salty foods, versus children who ate more fruits and vegetables, a craving was created in the former group where none existed before.

 

These cravings can shape you’re eating habits for years. Soups, chips, crackers, pizza, sauces, fries, etc. etc., it’s easy for even the young generations to get hooked on salt at an early age. Keep your wits about you!

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 2 – Sip Some Hibiscus

 

Cultures across the world have used hibiscus to naturally manage blood pressure, but it wasn’t until the past decade that studies were actually conducted that showed there was more to the remedy than just folklore.

 

First, hibiscus acts as a diuretic, which draws sodium from the bloodstream, thus decreasing the pressure on the arterial walls. Even more interesting is how it can mimic angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

 

ACE inhibitors are a common group of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat high blood pressure. They work by hampering the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which plays a crucial role in the renin-angiotensin system- a hormone system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance.

 

As a result of this inhibition, blood vessels relax and blood volume is lowered, decreasing blood pressure. While certainly not as potent as those ACE drugs prescribed, it can still be surprisingly effective.

 

You will need…

-1-2 teaspoon of dried hibiscus
-1 cup of fresh, piping hot water
-Honey, lemon, or 1-2 cinnamon sticks (optional)

 

Directions

Bring water to a boil and add the hibiscus and cinnamon sticks (if using them) and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Add honey or lemon to taste, and drink 2-3 times daily. This also makes a lovely iced tea for those sticky hot summer days.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 3 – Drink Coconut Water

 

Coconut water is found inside the shell of green, unripe coconuts that retains its natural benefits in organic and raw form. It contains potassium and magnesium, both of which relate to regular muscle function, and of course, the heart is a big giant muscle.

 

While there have been some limited studies on the effect of coconut water on hypertension, many people report anecdotally that it has helped lower blood pressure.

 

In studies, it seemed to particularly affect systolic blood pressure, or the force that takes place when the heart pumps blood away from it. If you don’t have a problem with coconut water, it may prove to be a solid remedy for you.

 

You will need…

-8 ounces of fresh, organic coconut water

 

Directions

Drink 8 ounces 1-2 times daily. Morning is ideal if you drink it once a day, while morning and night works well if you opt to drink it twice a day.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 4 – Fabulous Fish Oil

 

Of course this is on here! You may roll your eyes because you’ve seen it everywhere, but fish oil and its bountiful omega-3 fatty acids are a beautiful thing when it comes to your heart.

 

While studies have been wishy-washy on whether or not it actually reduces the risk of heart attacks or strokes, it has been viewed as successful when it comes to lowering blood pressure, while also reducing triglycerides and increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Heart transplant patients have been given fish oil to reduce the risk of hypertension following a transplant.

 

You will need…

-High quality fish oil

 

Directions

 

I prefer liquid fish oil taken in orange juice to the pills which can have some…unpleasant side effects. Take the amount appropriate for you as indicated on the back of the bottle.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 5 – Heart Healthy Hawthorn

 

Hawthorn is a staple herb when it comes to heart health as it is rich in flavonoids, namely, oligomeric procyandins (OPC’s) and quercetin.

 

Flavonoids are touted as having many benefits, but one of the most intensely studied conditions that it affects is various forms of heart disease. This includes arrhythmia, palpitations, improve the function of capillaries, regulate glucose metabolism and, of course, reduce arterial blood pressure and the risk of hypertension.

 

There are several different mechanical actions that flavonoids can take on the blood, but pertaining to hypertension the most important may be the widening of the blood vessels, which ultimately reduces the pressure of the blood.

 

You can enjoy hawthorn in the form of a tea or in the form of “balls”, which is what is given below. The recipe also calls for cinnamon and ginger, which are great for helping circulation flow smoothly.

 

It was the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar who taught me how to make these wonderful herbal balls, and while I’ve tweaked the recipe some, I’ll forever be grateful to her for tuning me into this wonderful way of enjoying herbal medicine!

 

You will need…

-4 tablespoons of powdered hawthorn berry
-1/2-1 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
-Raw honey
-Water
-Cocoa or carob powder

 

Directions

Place the cinnamon and hawthorn powder in a bowl and mix the two together. Add just enough honey and water to make a paste. Thicken the mixture with cocoa powder or carob powder until it has formed a dough that you can cleanly roll into small balls no bigger than your index fingernail.

 

Place them on a cookie sheet and dry in an oven at a very low temperature (not more than 150 degrees Fahrenheit) until dry. Store indefinitely in a glass jar out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 6 – Exercise

 

Along with diet, exercise should really be number one on this list. Nothing can replace what exercise does for the body, and in a society where we are becoming increasingly sedentary, it can take a bit more effort to get out and get moving-but it’s worth it, especially if you have high blood pressure.

 

The heart is a muscle, and it will grow stronger with exercise. It becomes easier to pump blood and takes less effort, keeping your heart in better condition and lowering how much force it exerts on your arteries, thus lowering blood pressure.

 

Exercise is, in many cases, all that you need to get your blood pressure back on track. The top number in a blood pressure reading indicates systolic blood pressure, which is created by the heart pumping blood away from it.

 

Exercise can lower this reading by an average of 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (a unit of pressure), which is easily as much as some prescription blood pressure medications. A pleasant side effect of exercise is weight loss, which also does your heart and arteries a great favor.

 

You will need…

-Willpower!

 

Directions

Try and get in at 30 minutes of exercise a day. You don’t have to run marathon-even simple chores like scrubbing the floors are good. Anything that gets your heart rate up and increases your rate of respiration. Make this a habit. You only get the benefits of exercise as long as you exercise.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 7 – Go For Garlic

 

Garlic is one of those home remedy staples. It is rich in beneficial constituents that address a wide range of ailments, once of which happens to be hypertension. There is just one little catch though.

 

Allicin, the organosulphur-sulfur containing- compound responsible for several of garlic’s health benefits, doesn’t fare as well in the human body when garlic is eaten raw. Allicin is relatively unstable, and is typically deactivated when it comes in contact with a substance with a pH lower than 3, such as our stomach acid.

 

However, when taken in tablet form, there is a guaranteed allicin yield that ensures you get the proper amount to have solid results when it comes to lowering blood pressure.

 

Be sure when getting the tablets that there is a release of allicin in a significant, standardized amount-in several studies involved with blood pressure, 1.8 milligrams per dose lowered blood pressure by 10% within 12 weeks.

 

You will need…

-Good quality garlic tablets

 

Directions

Take as directed on the back of the bottle.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 8 – Melon in the Morning

 

Every morning, be faithful to watermelon. Often times watermelon as viewed as a strictly summer fruit, one for seed spitting contests and barbecues, but it can also help lower blood pressure.

 

An organic compound called citrulline, an a-amino acid, was first isolated in 1914 from watermelon. Once ingested, the body can convert citrulline to the amino acid L-arginine, which is a precursor to nitric oxide.

 

To translate, citrulline-found in watermelon- is converted into arginine-essentially a chemical building block-which leads to the production of nitric oxide.

 

Nitric oxide talks to various cells and systems in your body that regulates, among other things, how hard your blood gets pumped through your entire body-also known as vascular systematic resistance.

 

It will widen blood vessels, which lowers vascular resistance, which ultimately lowers blood pressure. Imagine trying to pump a certain volume of liquid through a small opening versus a wider opening. The wider opening will allow it to flow smoothly and easily-it’s the same with blood cells!

 

You will need…

 

-1-2 cups of fresh water melon

 

Directions

Every morning eat your melon on an empty stomach. If you have a home blood pressure device, monitor yourself and observe the changes.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 9 – Ginger-Cardamom Tea

 

A study done in December of 2009 published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics gave a group of participants 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder daily for several weeks. The results showed a significant reduction in blood pressure.

 

While further research is needed to pinpoint exactly why it seems to help, it has still proven itself a useful home remedy for high blood pressure. Combined with ginger and cinnamon, both warming spices that improve circulation, you can make a lovely tea to help your heart get healthy.

 

Interestingly enough, black tea seems to improve blood pressure in some instances. This is most likely due to the heavy concentration of flavonoid, however if you have blood pressure that leans towards the more severe side of the scale; the caffeine may do more harm than good.

 

This is particularly delightful warm, spicy, tea to have on chilly winter days (and when we’re tempted from eating healthier thanks to the holidays!)

 

You will need…

-1/2 cup of water
-2-3 teaspoons of honey (or to taste)
-1 teaspoon of cardamom pods
-1/2 teaspoon ginger powder OR 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
-1 ½ tablespoons black tea or 1 teabag
-1/2 cup milk
-Mortar and pestle

 

Directions

Crush the cardamom pods to release the oil-there’s no need to grind them finely. In a saucepan combine all the ingredients except for the honey. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 6-9 minutes until you get a rich caramel brown color. Stir in honey and then strain into a mug and enjoy! Drink 1-2 times daily.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 10 –  Cat’s Claw Decoction

 

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a woody climbing vine found in South and Central America, with its most notable use being in the Amazon rainforest. It is named after the thorns on the plant which are hooked, much like cats claws.

 

It has been used as a traditional remedy in its native habitat for a long time, but test tube studies finally revealed evidence for promising benefits, one amongst them being lowering blood pressure.

 

It does so by dilating the blood vessels (known as vasodilation) and therefore lowering the pressure by allowing blood to flow through more readily.

 

It can also act as a mild diuretic, getting rid of unneeded salt and water in the body, which can again reduce hypertension. The tannins and flavonoid are most likely the main constituents that account for the herbs healing actions.

 

Here it is made into a flavorful decoction that will give you all of its benefits. A decoction is essentially a tea, but is simmered for much longer as it is made from the woody, tough, fibrous parts of the plant such as roots or (in this case) bark.

 

There are two things to keep in mind when searching for your herb-first, make sure its scientific name matches the one above (there are several other plants known as cats claw) and secondly, make sure it is from an ecologically sustainable Cats Claw should be avoided by women who are pregnant.

 

You will need…

-1-2 tablespoons of dried herb
-1 ½-2 cups of cold water
-Honey or lemon to taste

 

Directions

Place the herb and water in a small saucepan over low heat and bring to a slow simmer. Cover, and let it simmer for 40-45 minutes. Add more water (or less) depending on how concentrated you want the tea to be. Strain, add honey or lemon if desired, and drink once daily.

 

Remedies to Lower High Blood Pressure #Tip 11 – Beautiful Blueberry Syrup

 

Syrups are, hands down, one of my most favorite ways of incorporating the benefits of herbs and spices into daily life. While the word “syrup” may make you think of something sickly sweet and heavy-the opposite of what you want for heart health-that isn’t the case here.

 

The “syrup” that you see on grocery store shelves may not be the best, but made at home it is a wonderful (delicious) way to give yourself a natural boost. And if we’re honest with ourselves, sometimes choking down bitter tea makes it hard to stay on track with a remedy.

 

Blueberries are rich in the flavonoid quercetin, the benefits of which are explained in remedy number 5, as it is also found in hawthorn. You can mix in elderberries for an extra heart healthy kick as well-surprise, surprise they’re good for more than just warding off the cold and flu!

 

You will need….

-8 tablespoons of dried blueberries OR 4 tablespoons each of dried blueberries and elderberries.
-4 cups of water
-1 cup of honey
-A pot, strainer, and glass jar with an airtight lid

 

Directions

Add the dried berries to the water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain the solids out, pressing on them to extract any extra juices, and pour the liquid back into the pot. Stir in the honey, warming the mixture just to ensure the two blend together thoroughly.

 

Here there are two different paths you can take. For thicker syrup, heat the honey and berry juice over medium-high heat for 20 minutes. If you’d rather not cook the syrup, and are ok with one that is slightly thinner, skip this step. Once mixed, bottle and label and store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks. Take 1 tablespoon twice daily.

 

Understanding Blood Pressure Reading

 

When the nurse wraps the cuff around your upper arm and then announces two seemingly random numbers, what’s going on?

Two forces pump the blood through our bodies, the first being created by the heart contracts and pumps blood out into the arteries, and the second occurs when the heart rests between beats and the heart muscle is refilling with blood.

 

These two forces are known as systole and diastole respectively, and are the numbers you see on a blood pressure reading. The systolic pressure is the top number (or the first one read) and is the higher number, and the second number is diastolic, and is the lower number.

 

So the next time you get your blood pressure read, remember the first number is referring the force of blood being pumped away, and the second number is the heart at rest refilling with blood. The systolic number should be less than 120, while the diastolic number should be less than 80. Anything higher and you enter pre-hypertension and hypertension.

 

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It’s a Book that she creates to help you replace the toxic products and medications in your home with healthier, all-natural alternatives.

 

It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.

 

For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

 

19 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Under Eye Wrinkles Naturally

19 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Under Eye Wrinkles Naturally - Wrinkles are unwelcome indicators of aging and sun exposure. Rather than applying chemicals in the form of under-eye creams, choose natural and safe home remedies to get rid of under eye wrinkles. Read on to find out more.
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Wrinkles are unwelcome indicators of aging and sun exposure. Rather than applying chemicals in the form of under-eye creams, choose natural and safe home remedies to get rid of under eye wrinkles.

 

Yogurt, coconut oil, grapes, and coffee fruit are some of the natural remedies that can work wonders in helping to get rid of under eye wrinkles effectively.

 

Eyes are hailed as the windows to the soul and are often the foremost thing we notice in someone. Isn’t it natural that the skin around the eyes can reveal a lot about our age and skin care routine?

 

The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and delicate due to less amount of collagen and elastin. This makes it more prone to dehydration and wrinkles.

 

Rather than resorting to fancy under-eye creams that are loaded with chemicals, find out how you can use natural remedies to get rid of under eye wrinkles.

 

1. Coffee Bean

 

Who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans? Coffee is not only an amazing stimulant but also has excellent skin-enhancing properties.

 

The fruits of the coffee plant (Coffea arabica) has a powerful antioxidant activity which can reduce the damage caused by free-radicals to your skin. This means it can improve fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and overall appearance of the skin.

 

2. Coconut Oil

 

Applying coconut oil on to wrinkles will give your skin that much-needed moisture boost. Being packed with vitamin E and essential antioxidants, coconut oil works wonders with skin rehydration and rejuvenation.

 

A good way to allow coconut oil to seep into your skin pores is by massaging it gently onto your face. Leaving it overnight on your skin will reduce fine lines and wrinkles while keeping it hydrated too.

 

3. Olive Oil

 

While olive oil adds great flavor to your cooking, it’s also a wonderful remedy for eye bags and wrinkles. Its high vitamin E and K content along with protective antioxidants delays premature aging of your skin. The skin around the eyes can lose moisture soon.

 

Olive oil, when applied around the eyes locks moisture within and keeps your skin supple. To revive your skin’s youthful glow, mix a few drops of lemon in it while massaging the face.

 

4. Yogurt

 

The milky goodness of yogurt has made it an important part of our diet in the form of desserts, smoothies, and salads. But yogurt is also a rich source of lactic acid and alpha hydroxy acid. This helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and delay fine lines and wrinkles under the eye too.

 

Make it a part of your regular skin care routine and you will find out why it is one of the best natural home remedies for wrinkles under the eyes.

 

DIY Yogurt Face Pack

 

  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A few drops of rose water

 

Make a paste of the ingredients and leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Rinse off to unravel clear and radiant skin.

5. Grapes

 

Seedless or not, a small bunch of grapes, definitely packs a punch, nutrition-wise. Resveratrol, a unique antioxidant in the grape skin is known to have amazing benefits in delaying eye wrinkles.

 

DIY Grape Face Mask

 

  • Mash 5 grapes
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or yogurt

 

Mash the grapes while mixing in a bowl and apply it on the face. Wash it away with lukewarm water to reveal a refreshed face.

 

Now you know, grapes don’t just belong to wines or desserts but can be even used as a remedy for removing wrinkles under eyes.

6. Aloe Vera

 

The gentle and effective skin repair properties of aloe vera gel make it one of the best natural home remedies to get rid of under eye wrinkles. Being rich in vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, it nourishes and soothes sensitive skin while keeping it supple and young.

 

It can be applied directly on the skin or mixed with turmeric or honey for added benefits. Its excellent hydration properties along with its ability to revive elasticity of the skin help improve under eye bags and wrinkles.

 

7. Milk Powder

 

Milk powder is filled with lactic acid, which is a natural AHA (alpha-hydroxyl acid). AHAs are the best at exfoliating dead skin cells and enhancing your skin’s collagen levels. This means milk is not just good for your bones but also for your skin.

 

DIY Milk Powder Face Pack

 

  • 1 tablespoon of milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey/rose water

 

Mix them in a bowl and apply onto the face. Rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes

 

8. Cucumber

 

Your eyes love the coolness of a cucumber. Thanks to its high antioxidants content, cucumber hydrates the skin, boosts collagen, and increases elastin – features that are great for combating wrinkles.

 

Apply cucumber puree with a little yogurt (for smoother application) on your eyes. Let it rest for 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Repeat this once or twice a week for results.

 

9. Pineapple Juice

 

Pineapples contain a compound known as bromelain which helps to fight and prevent wrinkles. Bromelain is also a natural AHA that helps to remove dead cells.

 

Massage pineapple juice on your eyes and wash it off after 15 minutes. You could do this several times a week.

 

10. Cleaning with Cool Water

 

Cool water has a milder effect on the skin. Washing your eyes and face with cool water slows down aging and improves blood circulation.

 

Keep in mind the water just needs to be cool and not very cold, otherwise, it could hurt the capillaries in your skin. Also, your skin loves to be hydrated from within as well, so drink up those 8 glasses of water daily!

 

11. Papaya and Honey

 

Using papaya and honey for the eyes and face is an age-old remedy to improve skin texture and health. Simply mash up papaya with honey and apply it on your eyes and all over your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes.

 

12. Fenugreek

 

Fenugreek is another ancient remedy to treat any skin related issues, especially fine lines around the eyes. Make a paste of mashed fenugreek leaves and water. Apply the paste on and around your eyes. Rinse it off after 10 minutes.

 

13. Ginger

 

Ginger has a truckload of benefits for the skin. It slows down aging, promotes an even skin tone, and increases radiance. Try to eat a piece of ginger with a tablespoon of honey daily to reap its skin benefits.

 

14. Banana

 

Bananas are loaded with vitamins A, E and C. This makes everybody’s favorite fruit beneficial for the skin in terms of improving skin texture and slowing down aging. Mash up a banana and rub it gently onto your eyes. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

 

15. Carrot

 

Most of us grew up listening to our grandparents saying carrots are great for the skin. And it’s true! Carrots are high in nutrients (especially vitamin A) and antioxidants that can reduce wrinkles and smoothen out the skin.

 

To make it easier to apply carrot on the skin, boil a few pieces to make it soft and mix it with honey. Apply the mixture on your eyes and wash off after 10 minutes.

 

16. Almonds

 

Almonds are extremely rich in vitamin E. This makes it useful to protect the skin from damage and prevent early signs of aging. Almonds make a perfect snack between meals, so make sure to munch up! Almond oil is also a great option to apply directly on the skin.

 

17. Castor Oil

 

Castor oil has been found to increase collagen and elastin production. It moisturizes the skin and improves blood circulation.

 

Dip a cotton ball in castor oil and massage it gently around your eyes. Let it rest overnight. You could wash it off when you wake up.

 

18. Rosemary

 

Rosemary is very skin friendly. The compounds present in rosemary stimulates blood circulation, increases elasticity, and decreases fine lines. It can also reduce puffy eyes and redness.

 

Make sure to add rosemary to your dishes. Another option is to apply rosemary oil (with a carrier oil of your choice) on your face.

 

19. Avocados

 

Avocados are rich in vitamins (especially A and E) that boost skin health. It moisturizes and protects the skin, as well as increases collagen production. For reducing wrinkles, mash up an avocado and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes with cool water.

 

Include these natural home remedies in your skin care routine as early as possible to get rid of under eye wrinkles and reveal skin that’s youthful.

 

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  • How to eliminate wrinkles on the face and neck: Forehead lines, eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, smile and laugh folds, nasal lines, fine lines around the mouth and lips, neck wrinkles and creases.
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Here are the 9 best anti-aging oils for younger looking skin

Here are the 9 best anti-aging oils for younger looking skin - In order to maintain the optimal look of the younger looking skin, you need to replace the lack of oils with other natural oils in order to keep it moisturized and smooth. Here are the 9 best anti-aging oils for younger looking skin.
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Over time, the natural production of oil in the skin is reduced, and it loses its elasticity, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

 

Therefore, in order to maintain the optimal look of the younger looking skin, you need to replace the lack of oils with other natural oils in order to keep it moisturized and smooth.

 

Numerous natural oils have potent anti-aging properties, and their use rejuvenates, hydrates, and softens the skin.

 

Coconut oil is one of the most beneficial natural oils. It prevents aging signs, such as age spots and wrinkles, and acts as a natural sunscreen which prevents sun damage.

 

To get younger looking skin, add 2 tablespoons of it in your regular diet to prevent age-related diseases and boost overall health. Also, massage the skin with it after showering to keep the skin well-hydrated.

 

Olive oil is perfect for rejuvenating the skin and keeping it soft and younger-looking. It is high in fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins E and A, and thus protects against free-radical damage. Warm it a bit and massage the skin for 5-10 minutes every day after showering, to boost blood circulation.

 

Argan Oil, extracted from a very unique tree found only in Morocco, is made up of 80 percent fatty acids that help fight free radicals and provide anti-aging benefits.

 

The vitamins A and E in this oil also help reduce wrinkles, age spots, fine lines and sagging skin. It effectively keeps the skin moisturized and improves the skin’s elasticity. It even protects the skin from oxidative damage from ultraviolet (UV) sunrays.

 

A 2015 study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging suggests that daily intake and/or topical application of argan oil has an anti-aging effect on the skin, demonstrated by the improvement of skin elasticity.

 

Argan oil is absorbed quickly by the skin and without leaving any oily residue. Thus, it is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.

 

– After thoroughly cleansing your skin, apply a few drops of argan oil on your skin and massage gently using circular motions. Do this daily before going to bed, if you want to have younger looking skin. Also, include 1 tablespoon of culinary argan oil in your regular diet. Its nutty flavor adds richness to sweet and savory dishes.

 

Almond oil can help you prevent the aging of skin and it’s excellent against wrinkles. It contains plenty of vitamins E and K. You just have to rub it on your face and body after you take a bath.

 

To get younger looking skin, apply some almond oil under your bottom eyelids before you go to bed. In the morning, you’ll notice that the dark bags under your eyes are gone.

 

Jojoba oil is one of the most hydrating oils in the world that offers anti-aging benefits. Jojoba oil is very characteristic for containing vitamins E and C which are essential for a younger looking skin.

 

Massage your skin with blended jojoba in equal amounts. Do this once daily.

 

Lavender Essential Oil is also great for aging skin. Lavender is much more than its sweet fragrance and is used extensively on cosmetic products.

 

It also has antifungal and antiseptic properties which helps treating a number of skin conditions, such as acne and psoriasis. With lavender essential oil you will sleep better at nights.

 

Add 5 or 6 drops of lavender essential oil to 1 table spoon of Aloe Vera gel. Massage gently after you apply this on your skin. Wait only 10 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. We recommend you to do every day to get younger looking skin.

 

Avocado Oil can keep your skin younger and free from aging signs. It is great for people with dry skin. Avocado oil is very rich in vitamins A and E that help reverse age-related skin damage. It keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy.

 

Pomegranate Seed Oil – Another excellent anti-aging oil is pomegranate seed oil. This oil is powerful antioxidant which fights and repairs free-radical damage caused by exposure to the sun and environmental factors that age skin.

 

It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties that support skin health. You can use it on the face as well as the entire body.

It has powerful regenerating properties that prevent skin issues or aging signs.

 

It contains high amounts of vitamin A and E and has strong antioxidant effects which protect against free radical damage to skin cells.

 

Mix it with honey in equal amounts, and apply the combination to the skin and rinse it off after 15-20 minutes. Repeat on a daily basis.

 

You can also mix a few drops of it with a tablespoon of fresh Aloe Vera gel, and apply the mixture to the skin. Massage gently for 5 minutes, and leave it to act for 10 more minutes.

 

Neem oil has health-promoting as well as anti-aging qualities. It has antioxidant as well as antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

 

Its antioxidant nature protects the skin from environmental toxins that accelerate the aging process. This oil is also high in polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, which help rejuvenate skin cells and restore elasticity.

 

A 2001 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition notes that polyunsaturated fatty acids provide protection to the whole body against damage from UV irradiation.

 

Vitamin E has an emollient effect on skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles.

 

Neem oil also helps fight off bacteria that cause acne, psoriasis and eczema.

 

To get younger looking skin, mix 1 tablespoon of neem oil in 1/3 cup of lukewarm olive or coconut oil. Massage your skin with this mixture for 5 minutes and then leave it on for another 10 minutes. You don’t need to rinse it off. Do this once daily before going to bed.

 

Note: Before using anything of the things listed above, do a patch test to rule out the possibility of developing an allergic reaction.

 

Watch this Video – Best Anti-aging Essential Oils in Natural Skincare

For more ideas to look younger, look no further than Wendy Wilken’s Facelift Without Surgery Program. From this program, you will learn

 

  • How to eliminate wrinkles on the face and neck: Forehead lines, eye wrinkles and crow’s feet, smile and laugh folds, nasal lines, fine lines around the mouth and lips, neck wrinkles and creases.
  • Easy facial yoga routines for tightening and lifting sagging face and neck skin
  • Methods to treat unsightly eye bags, dark eye circles and “racoon” rings.
  • How to use yoga to re-sculpture and sharpen the features of your face and neck for a new and better looking

 

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Makeup and Skincare Advice for Dry and Oily Skin

Makeup and Skin Advice for Dry and Oily Skin - Whether you're just getting into makeup now, or feel you have certain areas to improve in, the most important place to start is understanding your skin type, and working with it, rather than against it. Read on here to learn about the makeup and skin advice for dry and oily skin
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Whether you’re just getting into makeup now, or feel you have certain areas to improve in, the most important place to start is understanding your skin type, and working with it, rather than against it. This is where most people go wrong, so as long as you have this down, you shouldn’t have any major problems in the future with your technique.

Makeup and Skin Advice for Oily Skin

Oily skin will look shiny and greasy, almost as if you have just had a workout and you start to sweat, mostly leaving obvious traces around your forehead, nose, and cheeks. Because of the excess oil, you may experience a lot more acne than others, along with larger, more visible pores.

It is therefore very important to keep your face clean as much as possible, and avoid any creams that contain oily ingredients (like coconut oil.) You may even want to carry around some antibacterial wipes with you, so you can have a quick clean up whenever you need to when makeup is a no go.

Makeup wise, the key is a gentle toner that will remove any excess oil and dirt, you can find many options to choose from on the internet. Then choose a water based foundation as this won’t be packed full of unnecessary oils.

An absolute must have Is powder, so when going in to contour, use a powder to sculpt out the cheekbones and slim down the nose (instead of a cream), and always remember to set your face with a good quality translucent powder. In fact, keep it with you whenever you head out, and as soon as you feel a build-up of oil, just pat on the powder, and you will be as good as new.

Makeup and Skin Advice for Dry Skin

Dry skin will feel tight, flaky and even powdery within minutes of getting out of the shower or just after you have washed your face. This will be because your cells underneath your skin aren’t making enough oil glands to hydrate itself, and because it lacks moisture, it will be your job to make sure it’s getting enough.

You can do this by investing in some top skincare products that not only moisturize, but they stimulate those glands to work again, that way your skin isn’t having to rely on the cream – it has to work for it.

You will want to choose the right kind of foundation too; otherwise it will dry out and look as if it’s crumbling in certain areas of your face, (usually around the nose and mouth area.). You may also want to use face masks on a regular basis. Look out for the ones that include aloe vera and coconut oil – they work best. Just make sure it’s natural.

Regardless of the makeup and skincare products you buy – if they aren’t suited to your skin type – they won’t look good. So always put that first before falling in love with a product, only to realize it makes your skin look and feel even worse.

As soon as you master that, you’ll be flawless.

Watch the following videos

LIFE CHANGING OILY SKIN HACKS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!!

 

HOW TO STOP YOUR MAKEUP GETTING OILY & SHINY!

 

Foundation DO’s and DON’Ts

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For more ideas on how to deal with oily, greasy skin, look no further than Patricia Everson’s Oily Skin Solution which will help you to understand what really causes oily skin and acne, and will help you come up with a lasting plan to keep your skin clear and beautiful. Stop spending your money on creams and pills that promise to help you clear your skin. These only address the surface issue of oily skin.

 

The Oily Skin Solution will go a step further and help you address the issues behind your blemishes so that you won’t need the expensive skin care anymore because you will have naturally clear, beautiful skin! To find out more, CLICK HERE

 

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Kefir Is Your Best Ally Against Toe Fungus Infection

Kefir Is Your Best Ally Against Toe Fungus Infection - So, do you want to know why you have certain persistent problems with things like ringworm, toe fungus infection, and athlete’s foot? All of these are caused by a fungus that can spread and grow like crazy and last for years and years.
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So, do you want to know why you have certain persistent problems with things like ringworm, toe fungus infection, and athlete’s foot? All of these are caused by a fungus that can spread and grow like crazy and last for years and years.
“Onychomycosis” is the medical name for the infection that causes the fungi to appear on the nails. It is caused mainly by the Candida species, so there is also a good chance you have Candida if any of these are plaguing your body.
Medical treatment can be intense and most of the drugs for toenail fungus are super hard on your liver, and you have to stay on them for long periods. They will often test you to make sure your liver is handling the drug. Topical treatments often won’t work for the long term.
I’ve had two of these ailments, toe fungus infection and ringworm, for many years and took the drugs. They would work, but the toenail fungus would always come back. Now, these many years later I have discovered why it always returned and how to rid myself of it for good.
You probably have Candida
Candida is a yeast/fungal organism that lives naturally within the human body. We need small amounts of the yeast Candidiasis since it can digest things like heavy metals that our regular digestive system cannot handle.
It is normally found in the body in low levels, but an overproduction of this yeast can cause many problems. When you have toe fungus infection, ringworm, or athlete’s foot it can be a sign of Candida virus or yeast within your system.
People who have taken a lot of antibiotics, undergone chemo, or have taken a lot of steroids can all be susceptible to these types of fungal infections.
Also, people with compromised immune systems are even more susceptible to this type of thing and here’s why. Having lots of healthy bacteria in your body will control all of these types of infections by crowding out the fungal yeasts and making them go into their proper place in your body.
You have good probiotic yeast in your body too, but when you’ve taken a lot of antibiotics, or your body has been through chemo, that decimates the good and bad bacteria. Then when yeast sees all the extra room, it takes advantage of it and multiplies quickly, leaving you with an imbalance in your gut flora. And believe me, you don’t want this.
You want tons of good bacteria so they can control the environment and keep these little yeasty guys in check. Yeast isn’t bad, so don’t plan on complete extinction.
You want balance and that means you want your good microbe allies to be the commanders-in-chief in your gut, calling all the shots, and telling yeast and fungi where they can live and how much room they have to populate.
Think of your gut as an inner world that is building a city. Like it or not, you’re host to 100 trillion of these little fellas and they want to fight your battle with fungi so you don’t have to! Then you won’t have to take drugs that are hard on the body and can potentially cause other problems, too. Work with these invisible microbes and just you wait and see all they can do.
Microbes will fight the battle for you
You’ve gotta change your inner ecosystem and become a host to billions of good bacteria, and then they will fight the battle for you and take care of your symptoms.
You’ll be so glad one day if you got toe fungus infection because it’s going to make you be consistent in eating cultured probiotic foods – which will not only fix your symptoms but will help your entire body.
Your cholesterol and blood sugar levels will improve, joint pain can subside, food allergies will go away. Asthma and acid reflux will get better and so many other things that only lots of good bacteria can do will occur.
Your body will be your best teacher and your taste buds will change. You’ll crave healthy foods like never before. Some of the strains of good bacteria in cultured foods are transient which means they only last a few days in the body so you need to have them often.
You need to make a commitment to do this, stick with it, and the results will come. You’re gonna show yourself the power of probiotic foods and then watch out! You’ll be telling everybody and it might possibly take over your whole life. Believe me, I know!
So here are my recommendations
Have at least 1 -2 cups of kefir every day. Any of the kefirs will work: milk kefir, goat kefir, and coconut kefir.  Coconut is wonderful because it has caprylic acid in it that kills fungi too.
I have lots of recipes to make it easy to consume every day. I do have it every day, so I get really creative and create a lot of recipes.
Some of the bacteria in kefir are transient, and some of the strains are permanent; but if you’re serious about getting rid of your ailments, then you need it every day.
If you only want to do one cultured food, this is the one you should choose. It has the most benefits and it’s super powerful, so even if you don’t want to have the veggies or kombucha, then do this one. It can work all by itself if you’re consistent.
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Have one to two tablespoons of cultured veggies every day. You can have more, but try and do this every day (or every other day) if you can. It will speed your progress and help things work faster.
Kombucha is another great addition and four ounces a day works great due to the special probiotic yeast called saccharomyces boulardii. It helps boost the good yeasts in the body and reign in the other ones that have gotten out of control.
Kombucha isn’t strong enough to get rid of these problems by itself. It simply doesn’t have enough healthy strains like kefir does, so make sure you have kefir too. It’s powerful medicine.
So, basically you’re rebuilding your inner microbiome with lots of healthy strains of probiotics. Prebiotics work well, too, and will speed things along, making those healthy strains grow and multiply quite rapidly. I encourage you to eat plenty of prebiotics, too.
You can learn more about that here: Prebiotics – As Important as Probiotics
Start out Slowly
If you haven’t had kefir before I recommend you start out slowly with 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Let your body adjust, and then add at least a cup a day to begin healing your toes. Kefir is really powerful with 50 plus strains of bacteria!
Caution:
 
Building up the good bacteria in your body with a lot of cultured foods can become a very powerful weapon that can clean house and bring you back into balance.
As you start adding them to your meals and adjusting to the huge influx of good microbes that begin to conquer and dominate your microflora, it can cause a Herxheimer Reaction as the bad bacteria and bad yeasts leave the body. They give off toxins as they die off and you can experience a healing crisis.
It takes a while for the toenail to grow out.
If you have toe fungus infection, it’s going to take a while for your toenails to grow out, but you’ll get to watch the healthy nail emerge at the bottom as the old nail grows out and this can take many months to a year, but that’s okay.
It’s an indicator that you’re on the right path and a reminder to stay the course! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were your toenails.
Watch this Video –  How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus Fast and Naturally

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For more ideas to treat toenail fungus, look no further than Cathy Robbins’ Nail Fungus Revealed Program. She is a leading Naturopathic Physician and Nail Fungus Expert from California, Creator of the Nail Fungus Revealed program – a comprehensive guide to beating toenail fungus for good, under 21 days. It is a guide to the best practices that boost the immune system to deliver a permanent solution to the often recurring and prolific nature of fungus infection.