FOOT PAIN & TINGLING - After 50 years of running and
walking I started at age 70 being awakened during my sleep with severe tingling and
needlelike pain on the bottom of my feet. That was several years ago. I tried everything.
I read about neuropathy and other conditions on the web, did not want to take meds since I
have no other problems, I used topical pain roll ons, and analgesics to no avail. I
finally decided that since I had no pain when I was on my feet all day, it must be an
issue with nerve endings being relaxed if such a thing occurs. I have now found that using
two ACE bandages wrapped snugly (not tightly) around the bottom of my feet (not the toes
or ankles) has given me a great deal of relief and I have now slept through the night for
10 days. I am not diabetic and have no other health issues and hope this provides at least
an option to others with this severe pain. It really works for me. - Lillian, Oak Laen
TEETH - Rinse after eating dark
foods like coffee, tea, red wine, blackberries, and purple grapes. All of these have
natural dyes that will stain the teeth.
Submitted by: Barry Hoffman, DDS - Prosthodontic
Dental Group, Sacramento, CA
SKIN - Smoking and caffeine can
increase sweating since they are stimulants. The salty sweat will dry out your skin. -
LIBIDO - The various B vitamins
are needed for emotional health, brain function, and cognitive abilities. B-Complex is
vital for energy and nerve function and any lack will cause lessened sexual function.
Having adequate levels of these nutrients allows a person to enjoy feeling of arousal,
excitement, and desire. B-Complex is involved in hormone and neurotransmitter production,
both of which are essential to normal feelings of sexual desire and adequacy. A lack of
any of these vitamins can lead to poor sexual health and diminished sexual feeling.
Niacin, in particular, is essential in attaining orgasm.
SKIN - Your skin is your
body's largest organ. It measures two square yards and is approximately 15 percent of your
weight. Skin is the thickest on your palms and the soles of your feet. The thinnest area
of your skin is your eyelid. The skin on your face is the only skin on your body that is
attached to muscle.
DRY ROUGH HANDS - They say your
hands get the driest and roughest in warm weather when you begin activities like yard
work, swimming and sunning. To help prevent rough, dry hands in any weather, be sure to
routinely massage your favorite hand cream thoroughly into your hands and arms. Don't just
rub on your cream. The massaging action stimulates blood circulation throughout the hands
and arms and promotes the absorption of the conditioners of your cream into your skin.
Apply your cream often, especially after washing your hands or after submerging them in
NAILS AND CUTICLES - To maintain
great looking natural nails, your routine should include your favorite cuticle oil or
creme and a nail strengthening treatment. Hand and nail cremes soften hands, strengthen
nails and condition cuticles all in one step!
PROGESTERONE CREAM - Women find
that this product has shown a marked ability to offset the effects of estrogen dominance.
Has the effect of raising libido and improving sexual experience.
APPLICATION SECRET FOR SELF-TANNING
CREAMS - Here is the secret to applying your sunless self-tanning lotion smoothly
and streak-free for that even looking tan. Use a large makeup sponge and apply the cream
onto your skin in small sections. This is what gives you that natural looking tan without
the sun and health risks and no tell-tale streaks!
SENSITIVE SKIN - If you need to
soothe sensitive skin, sprinkle a little corn starch into your bath water. Works great!
SOFT AND FRAGRANT SKIN - A milk
bath which will silken and scent your skin is the ultimate! Add a handful of dry milk
powder into your bath water and a dash of perfumed oil or aromatherapy oil if you desire.
Gently pat dry.
BLEMISHES - To help dry up or get
the "RED" out of a blemish, dab your blemish with a little bit of lemon juice a
few times a day.
FACIAL WASH - Try a Milk Wash!
Wash your face using a paste made out of skim milk and water. Very different and you will
love the results. Milk baths do wonders for your skin, and that includes your face!
ARGININE - Have a partner taking
Viagra or contemplating it? This common amino acid is the precursor to nitric oxide.
Viagra and other drugs block an enzyme that limits nitric oxide in men that have erectile
dysfunction. Arginine can raise levels of nitric oxide naturally without the danger of
drug side effects.
EXCELLENT OATMEAL FACIAL - Create
a paste by mixing dry Quick Cook Oatmeal with water. Spread mixture on your clean face
avoiding the eye area. Put on your favorite music, lay down, and relax while it dries.
Rinse the mask off with warm water and see how great your skin looks and feels!
OILY FACE - Here is a great toner
for your oily skin right out of your fruit basket. Grate a large apple, excluding the
peel, and spread the gratings all over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave on
for 15 minutes while listening to a relaxing CD, then rinse off. Your skin gets a great
REDUCING PORES - Mash a tomato
and apply the mash to a clean face, avoiding the eye area. Leave the tomato on for 15
minutes, then rinse off. For a greater effect, clean, then steam your face to clean out
your pores. Then apply the tomato mash following the above instructions. Gently pat dry.
GENISTEINE Perfect Soy - Studies
show that genisteine will allow women who are in the early stages of menopause to avoid
night sweats and hot flashes without resorting to hormone drugs. The best results were
achieved when used with evening primrose oil.
MASK FOR DRY DEHYDRATED MATURE SKIN
- This is an excellent mask for dry, mature, dehydrated skin. Take one tablespoon of
powdered milk and a teaspoon of honey. Mix together with a little rosewater to make a
paste. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area, and let it set for about 10
minutes. Gently rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
BATH TIP - Don't spend more than
10 minutes in a bath because it can dehydrate your body skin. Your body will absorb
lotions up to 10 minutes after leaving the bath, so as soon as you get out of the bath,
"massage" your favorite body lotion all over your body!
REFRESH TIRED EYES - Keep a
bottle of Witch Hazel in the refrigerator. Saturate 2 cotton pads in the cold Witch Hazel.
Squeeze out the excess and place on your closed eyelids while soaking in the tub or
DRY SKIN IN THE DELICATE EYE AREA
- After cleansing your face, with the pads of your fingertips, gently press Castor Oil
into the skin under the eye and around the "crows feet" area. Blot any excess.
It keeps your skin moist throughout the whole day just like when you were young! It has
the same consistency of the oil that should naturally be around the eyes. It is also
reputed to help the growth of eyelashes, so at night, include the eyelashes. Many
pharmacists keep Castor Oil behind the counter. You may have to ask for it.
TIRED HOT SWOLLEN FEET - Massage
your feet with raw slices of potato. After the massage, relax with your legs raised for
about 15-20 minutes while you let the potato juice dry. Rinse away the dried juice with
FRESH CLEAN SKIN LOOK - Something
new to try for that "clean" skin look - Cornbread Mix! Purchase a cornbread mix
that only requires the addition of water. Follow the instructions as if you are going to
make cornbread, using just the amount you will need to cover your face. Spread some
mixture on your clean face, avoiding the eye area. Let the mixture dry. Wash the mixture
off with warm water and see how clean your skin looks!
SOOTHING A SUNBURN - While in a
cool-to-warm shower, step away from the stream of water. Apply white vinegar on your skin
and let it set for about a minute then rinse off. Gently pat your skin with a soft towel.
It helps take the sting out. Then apply your favorite Aloe gel to the sunburned area and
don't let the area dry out. If you can't take a shower for awhile, then remove a cucumber
from your refrigerator. Cut off the end piece and peel back a portion. Run the cool
cucumber around the sunburned areas to soothe and cool down the burned skin. If you are
severely sunburned you need to seek medical attention.
BATHING TIPS - If you enjoy
relaxing in a bath, it's best to bathe in warm water no longer than 20 minutes, so as to
not remove the moisture from your skin. If you insist on a hot bath, it is recommended to
bathe no longer than 10 minutes to help prevent skin dehydration. Hot Baths 10 minutes.
Warm Baths 20 minutes.
CONCEALER - Always apply
concealer before applying your make-up base (foundation). Apply by dabbing on trouble
spots and blend well with your finger or make-up sponge. Then gently apply your foundation
DRY SKIN FACIAL MASK - Excellent
mask for dry skin. First cleanse your face. Then massage with your favorite nourishing
cream. Gently tissue off the cream. spread honey on your face, avoiding the eye area.
Allow it to remain for ten minutes, then gently remove the honey from your face with a
FIRST AID - Every household
should have some type of first aid kit, and if you do not already have one, assemble your
supplies now. Tailor the contents to fit your family's particular needs. Don't add first
aid supplies to the jumble of toothpaste and cosmetics in the medicine cabinet. Instead,
assemble them in a suitable, labeled box (such as a fishing tackle box or small tool chest
with hinged cover), so that everything will be handy when needed. Label everything in the
kit clearly, and indicate what it is used for. If you have pets, create one for them, too.
BEAUTY CLAY - Make your own
beauty clay facial masks. 1) Five teaspoons Fuller's Earth and 3 teaspoons lemon juice, or
2) Bentonite (clay) and water.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) -
It takes DHEA several days or weeks to build up to a level that steroid hormones such as
testosterone can be elevated to youthful levels. This slow but steady increase in DHEA has
many advantages health-wise over using testosterone boosters. Libido effects are noticed
usually by the end of the first week. Don't forget, testosterone is important for women,
too! Many problems of peri-menopause, menopause and "hormone imbalances" can be
due to estrogen dominance with a low level of other hormones such as progesterone and
testosterone. Loss of libido is one of the most noticeable symptoms! DHEA may be the
SKIN REMEDIES - Add 1/2 cups or
more of baking soda to your bath water to soften your skin, to soothe general skin
irritations, and to relieve discomfort of measles and chicken pox. Adding 2 tablespoons of
baking soda to your baby's bath water will help relieve diaper rash irritations. Apply a
baking soda and water paste directly to bee stings, rashes, poison ivy, sunburn and
windburn to relieve discomfort. Insect bites - use a poultice of baking soda and vinegar.
FACIAL - Scrub face and neck with
soap in warm water, dry, spread milk of magnesia over face and neck. Relax until it dries
thoroughly. Spread another layer of magnesia to dissolve the first layer, remove with a
damp towel. Now heat some olive oil and apply; let this remain for five minutes; use ice
cold witch hazel to remove the excess oil, leaving the skin fresh. Use twice a week. After
a few treatments you will be amazed at the transformation.
ANDROSTENEDIONE (andro-surge) -
The fastest and most effective way to increase libido is to increase testosterone levels.
Sometimes only a short spike in testosterone prior to sex is all that is needed to produce
the necessary increase in libido.
LONG HAIR AND SPLIT ENDS - To
minimize split ends, when you shampoo your hair, only shampoo the scalp and top one-third
of your hair. Do not shampoo & "scrub" the last two-thirds. As you rinse,
allow the shampoo to "run down and through" the last two-thirds of your hair to
clean that portion. If you feel you must shampoo the last two-thirds, be very gentle.