Thursday, March 27, 2014

10 Ways To Kill Ants… Organically 

1. Baking soda is poisonous to ants, sprinkle it around your plants to ensure ants will stay away.

2. Flour & Baby Powder will keep ants from reaching your plants, ants will not cross the powder – so circle your plants with it.

3. You can use coffee grounds, chili powder, cinnamon, peppermint or black pepper. All deter ants and if you pour coffee grounds directly on an anthill, they will eat the coffee grounds and implode.

4. Grits, instant rice & cream of wheat can be sprinkled around plants. The ant will eats a piece of whichever you sprinkle, drink water and the grain expands and kills the ant.

5. Fill a spray bottle with 1 part vinegar and 1 part water and spray on plants. The acid in vinegar will kills ants.

6. Mix together one-third cup of molasses, six tablespoons of sugar, and six tablespoons of active dry yeast into a smooth paste. Use the mixture to coat strips of cardboard. Keep out of reach of pets and small children. You can leave mixture on a saucer outside anthill and they'll eat it and die!

7. Fold contact paper in half, with the sticky side out and make a circle around base of plant. The ants get stuck on the paper – problem solved.

8. Cut off the bottom of a paper cup and cut a slit up the side of the cup and coat outside with Vaseline and place around base of plant. You can also use packing tape.

9. Mix one cup of borax, two-thirds a cup sugar and one cup water. Dip cotton balls in the solution and place in areas near your anthill Ants will leave the plants alone and ingest the sweet mixture. The borax kills the ants.

10. Diatomaceous Earth is a commonly sold organic pesticide that will destroys the insects outer skeletons, causing the pests to die from dehydration.

Source: Natural remedies US

Monday, March 24, 2014

Amazing 15 Uses of the Toothpaste that you Never Know

Beauty Uses

Toothpaste contains many useful ingredients that can be soothing and healing to the skin. For this reason, you'll be able to use toothpaste to help you with the following issues:

1) Pimples. Reduce redness and the size of your pimples with a dab of toothpaste. Let it sit overnight, then rinse away in the morning for a noticeable difference.

2) Brittle fingernails. Since our nails are made of the same enamel as teeth, toothpaste can do a lot to help them. Simply give your nails a good scrub with some toothpaste for cleaner, shinier, stronger nails. You'll also get that dirt out from underneath them in no time!

3) Fly-away hair. A gel toothpaste is largely made with the same ingredients as basic hair gels, so you'll be able to substitute easily here. Just use a little dab and apply like a hair gel when needed.

First Aid Uses

Beyond beauty care, you'll also find helpful ways to use toothpaste for example, as a first aid-keep a small tube tucked inside your kit for these emergencies:

4) Bites, sores, and blisters. Apply toothpaste to areas of skin irritation to reduce itching, swelling, and irritation. Toothpaste will dry them up quickly and help them heal faster.

5) Burns. For minor burns with no open sores, a quick toothpaste application can give you instant relief. The cooling properties get to work right away, relieving that painful sting. In the long-term, toothpaste will keep the burn from becoming a painful, oozing blister.

6) Bruises. For large bruises that take forever to fade, use a little toothpaste and a wide-tooth comb. Apply the toothpaste and gently comb the bruise in one direction to break up the blood clotting beneath the skin. Toothpaste helps with circulation and fights off the inflammation.

Fashion Uses

Our clothing and accessories can also benefit from many of the ingredients found in the average tube of toothpaste. Give these a try:

7) Jewelry cleaner. Before you pay for someone else to clean it, rub toothpaste onto your silver jewelry and leave it overnight,  wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Give a light scrubbing to your diamonds to see them sparkle again, just be sure to rinse thoroughly. Avoid using toothpaste on pearls.

8) Show care. Scuffed or dirty shoes can look new again with a little toothpaste. Apply it directly to the dull, dirty, or scuffed parts of the shoe, scrub with a brush, and wipe them clean. Ta-da!!!!! Magics Magics???- inbox us for miracle testimonies!!!

9) Clothing stains. Tough stains will disappear with a little toothpaste and some brisk scrubbing. Squeeze it right on the stain and rub until it disappears, then wash as normal. If using whitening toothpaste, be advised that this can have a bleaching effect on some colors and fabrics.

Household uses : Toothpaste can save you money around the house by helping with some very basic tasks:

10) Computer cleaner. Scrub away fingerprints from your keyboard with a white, baking soda-based toothpaste. Follow up with a damp cloth and your keys are good as new!

11) Iron cleaner. Take away the "crusties" from the bottom of your clothes iron with a quick toothpaste rinse. Just be sure to remove all the toothpaste before you start ironing again.

12) Baby bottles. To freshen up baby bottles and remove that sour-milk smell, put some toothpaste on your bottle scrubber and give them a quick wash. Always rinse them very well afterwards.

13) Piano keys. Like computer keys, piano keys get grubby with repeated use from the dirt, oil, and grime on our fingertips. Use a damp cloth and some toothpaste to rub down the keys, then wipe them clean with a dry cloth.

14) Crayon stains. Undo your kids' damage to the walls with a damp cloth and some toothpaste. Rub it in gentle circles and watch the crayon fade away.

15) Odor removal. After cooking with "stinky" foods in the kitchen (fish, garlic, onions, etc.), getting the smell out of the skin is a challenge. Wash your hands thoroughly with water and toothpaste for a quick and easy remedy.

Please Share with friends and family members and send in your comments.

Source: Natural heath US, Real Truth. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014



DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH~~ It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water (you can add Lemon and Honey)

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

3.. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily..

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed -subsequently,  It will slow down digestion.

Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Moreover, Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:

· Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
· Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
· You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
· Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
· 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
· Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Share this vital health tips with all your contacts and people you care for-health is wealth. Send in your comments. 

what to eat for breakfast

Source: I health 

what to eat for breakfast

What to eat for breakfast?

This is a question I have every morning. This morning by the time I ran out the door I had a slice of toast and a cup of coffee. I am pretty certain that was not the healthiest breakfast I could have had. We have been told for age’s breakfast is the most important meal of the day from the time we were children, however as we’ve gotten older the importance often falls prey to stress,  late nights outs, running late for work, and getting the kids out the door. Regardless of the situation what to eat for breakfast is still an important question for people of all ages.
To answer this question, you need to understand what the core components of a healthy meal should always consist of. Every meal should have a certain amount of protein, carbohydrate, and fats.  The protein will help you stay alert during the day, making you feel energized, as well as helping you avoid the crash that often comes with pastries, and coffee. The carbohydrate will provide a level of stored energy that is slowly release hours later, providing stamina as well as helping curb hunger pangs, lastly healthy fats will give you the necessary energy needed to go about your day.
This article focuses on providing some key options that should be part of your breakfasts every morning within the categories of; Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fats.  Feel free to mix and match the combination as you see fit. In my personal life, I have tried variety of fad diets, and meal plans, and they only last so long before it becomes too consuming to maintain. Having the items below stacked in your fridge for the week can be very instrumental and helping you figure out what to eat for breakfast tomorrow morning
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  • Protein Shake/Smoothie: There are a variety of ready to drink shakes known as (RTD) these items come ready to drink, additionally you can buy them by the case from your local grocery store. Shakes are quick and can often act as a full meal replacement. Please be sure you check the nutrition label for the calorie count, and sugar count.Sometimes you can buy  frozen fruits already cut and packaged to make a fruit smoothie (This is option if more feasible if you have a lot of time, as there is a clean-up factor with making anything yourself in the morning.
  • Eggs:  Eggs are a very good source of protein. Eggs have often been linked to increase in cholesterol levels; however you can purchase eggs beaters from the grocery store, a much healthier choice if you are concerned about cholesterol level, and excess fats. Egg beaters are packaged in containers allowing for easy preparation and clean up. If you prefer the real thing you can always boil a couple of eggs the night before and grab and go in the morning.
  • Almonds & Nuts:   Increase your protein and fat intakes by mixing in a bag, nuts, almonds, pecans, and raisins. This can be munched on while you are in the car driving and getting where you need to be. Just be careful as nuts are very high in calorie count.
  • Peanut Butter:  While peanut butter is high in good fats, it provides you with some good amount of protein in a tablespoon. If you must have a waffle and you are running out the door consider spreading some peanut butter on it to satisfy your morning protein and fat needs. Also consider leaving a jar of peanut butter at your desk. Next time you feel hungry at work take eat a tablespoon full, it will help immensely.



  • Fruits:    It never fails to go with some fruits for your carb needs in the morning. You can mix them up to add variety to your morning. Fruits to consider include, Grapes, apples, melons, oranges, bananas, and the list goes on. If you are running out the door consider having bananas and apples readily available for you and the kids while in the car, you can also purchase mixed fruits in a small container at the grocery store they will last a couple of days.
  • Veggies: If you are going to make eggs for breakfast, what better way to get your carbohydrate in then mixing in some veggies. Consider adding some tomatoes, spinach, or broccoli to your eggs the next time you consider making in omelet.
  • Dairy:  Plain yogurt and cottage cheese provides a great source of protein, but also have carbohydrates acting as a two for one. Consider eating plain non-fat Greek yogurts. They will provide up to 16 grams of protein with a good amount of carbohydrate. Also consider leaving 2-3 in the office fridge for the week. Whenever you make it to the office without eating breakfast, having one can help you avoid the breakfast sandwich at McDonalds, or Dunkin Donuts.
  • Cereal:  Remove the sugary kid’s cereal out of your cupboard, and focus on whole grains, and granola types. You can mix it with your yogurt, or put some in a container and snack on while walking to the office or while in the car.
  • Butters:   Consider almond, peanut butter, as they are great sources of fats, they can be added to your waffle and whole grain toast.
  • Walnuts:  Walnuts have been associated with protecting against a variety of cancers, but they are also a good source of fats and very portable. Consider putting some in a zip lock and leaving them in the car.
The list above should hopefully provide you some options to consider when figuring out what to eat for breakfast.  Many of us live very fast pace lives, and don’t always have time to sit at the table and eat breakfast, let alone have the time to figure out what to eat for breakfast. Sometimes you may have to mix , match and improvised, examples includes eating your yogurt at home while getting the kids dress, grab an apple for the car, and munch on some walnuts while walking from the garage to your office. By the time you get to your office you would have had a complete breakfast and won’t be starving. The most important thing you can do when figuring out what to eat for breakfast is always avoid skipping the meal. This is a disaster and often leads to binging at the office. As with everything else try your best every day at getting some Protein, Carb, and fats in every meal.
What to eat for breakfast  is often a challenge, but figuring it out will not only make starting your day a little easier, but May also lead to weight loss. It has been shown that individuals that start the day with a healthy breakfast have less of a tendency to eat junk food through the remainder of the day and snack less often between meals. Having a complete breakfast regardless if it is at home, car, or office will provide you sufficient amount of energy to take you through lunch and avoiding the pitfalls of the office vending machine, and picking through the donuts and cookies that someone thought would be a good idea to bring in.

5 Ways to Eat Less Packaged Food

How many foods do you eat each day that come from a box, can, bag, or container of some kind? When I’ve asked clients to track this, they’re often shocked at just how few fresh foods they eat, and paying attention to your packaged versus fresh ratio is important. According to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, the synthetic chemicals used in food processing and packaging can leach into food and can lead to chronic, low-level ingestion of these substances over a lifetime. Some, such as bisphenol A (BPA) can disrupt hormone production and balance, and others, like formaldehyde, are linked to cancer risk. (Plus, some packaged foods can be high in salt and fat, neither of which help your waistline.)
While it’s not practical to eliminate packaged foods completely, there are ways to cut back so you can reduce your exposure and protect your health. Try these five fresh food strategies.
Reach for more “loose” produce
I’m talking package-free fresh fruits and veggies from the supermarket or farmer’s market. You can avoid plastic by picking up some natural fiber reusable mesh produce bags (about $3 each, and they’re machine washable). Swap processed snacks for your fresh fruit bounty. And if time is an issue for veggies, choose favorites that don’t require much prep. For example, after washing, baby Brussels sprouts or asparagus spears only need a light mist of olive oil and a dusting of cracked black pepper before you pop them in the oven to roast. And string beans or snow peas can be steamed over lemon water in minutes.
Shop the bulk section
You can buy many healthy staples in bulk, like oats, wild rice, quinoa, nuts, beans, lentils, and dried fruit, which can be stored in sealed glass containers at home. This is a terrific option for buying only what you need to avoid waste and reducing the number of products that sit in your cupboards wrapped in packaging. It’s also a great way to avoid preservatives, artificial additives, and extra sodium. If you ever forget how to prep something (like how much water to boil for quinoa), or you need some easy recipes ideas, simply hop online and do a quick search.
Switch to filtered water
Ditch plastic bottles and save a ton of dough by investing in a water filter or filtering pitcher. Then take your H2O on the go in a stainless steel water bottle. One of my clients was reluctant to kick her bottled water habit, but when she realized it was costing her up to $500 a year and she was potentially swallowing hormone-disrupting chemicals, she was on board.
Buy or grow potted herbs
You can’t get much fresher than herbs still rooted in soil. Grow your own or pick up a small plant or two, like basil, mint, rosemary, cilantro, dill, or thyme. Most grocery stores sell them in the produce section, and I almost always find “living herbs” at my local farmer’s market. Aromatic, flavorful, antioxidant-rich herbs are an ideal way to season other fresh foods without using sugar or salt. I love to whip mint into fruit smoothies, sauté or marinate veggies with fresh basil, fold cilantro into mashed avocado, and add dill to dishes like brown rice and pureed cauliflower. A little bit goes a long way, and you can snip off just what you need, so a $2 or $3 plant will last a long time.
Make it yourself
It doesn't have to take a lot time (or skill) to whip up some of the dishes you might normally purchase pre-made like soup, energy bars, hummus, crackers, salad dressing, or even bread. There are dozens of simple healthy recipes online, and DIY dishes can be fun projects to take on with friends or family. Replacing packaged products with fresh fare is also a smart way to simplify your diet and boost your nutrient intake. For example, instead of a buying frozen pizza, use your bulk-bought whole grain flour to make your own crust, and cover it with fresh toppings. Even adding a handful of homemade rather than packaged dishes to your regular dining repertoire can result in a significant health and safety shift.