9 Personal Hygiene Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

Personal hygiene is something we don’t stop and think about, every day. We have been drilled about it since our childhood, and then we just sought of fell into a routine. Get up, brush your teeth, wash your face, do this, do that. But have you ever stopped and thought about the fact that we might be doing it wrong?

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There are a lot things to be taken into consideration for personal hygiene. Most of the people are scientifically informed about what is good and bad for their hygiene. So we prepared a list of things you might be doing wrong:
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9 Tips to Boost Your Immunity

Your ability to fight off a disease or resist an infection is what is known as immunity. How quickly you are able to recover from an illness or how often you fall sick is an indication of how strong your immunity is.

A strong immunity is a sign of good health. It means your white blood cells are able to fight off likely infectious diseases and you are less likely to catch an infection. You might have noticed that friend of yours who almost never gets sick. Chances are, she has got a strong immune system.

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How to Treat Cracked Feet

Can’t resist the temptation of wearing those stylish flip flops? Are your cracked heels becoming an unwanted hurdle?

It’s the time to take care of your heel fissures which is very common problem experienced by millions throughout the world. In most cases, it may just seem unattractive however, deep cracks may be painful when you stand or walk. It may sometimes bleed too.

So, here are some home remedies to help heal your dry, cracked heels quickly with simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen and bathroom.

Causes of Cracked Feet

When the skin around your heels become dry (xerosis) it may crack them. The situation worsens when heel is thickened or callused. However, there are few other reasons such as,

  • Standing for a long time, especially on hard floors.
  • Increased weight or obesity, which puts an extra pressure on normal fat pad under the heel, causing it to expand sideways. If your skin is not flexible enough, the pressure can crack your heels.
  • Neuropathy in diabetic patients can cause a loss in ability to perspire leading to skin dryness.
  • Increased pressures in the heel area.
  • Though rare, but women with Sjogren ’s syndrome may create dry skin as their body’s autoimmune system attacks moisture-producing glands and thus perspiration.
  • Psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections in skin may also be behind drying and cracking of feet skin.
  • Wearing open-back shoes and sandals as they don’t provide support to hold fat pad.

The problem of cracked heels can be avoided by taking its proper care. However, in extreme cases you can ease pain by medical attention. And, in case you are interested in treating your feet naturally by some effective home remedies you can get a clue from here.

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil is oil that is pressed from olives, the fruits of the olive tree. The process is incredibly simple.. you just press the olives and the oil comes out.

But there is still one major problem with olive oil… it isn’t always what you think it is. Some lower quality versions can be extracted using chemicals, or even diluted with other cheaper oils. Therefore, buying the right type of olive oil is incredibly important.

The best type is extra virgin olive oil. It is extracted using natural methods and standardized for purity and certain sensory qualities like taste and smell. Olive oil that is truly extra virgin has a distinctive taste and is high in phenolic antioxidants, the main reason why (real) olive oil is so beneficial.

Then we have regular, refined or “light” olive oils, which have often been extracted with solvents, treated with heat or even diluted with cheaper oils like soybean and canola oils.

You are always told to cut back on fats and oils. But this is not the case with the oil obtained from olive trees. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFAs) which is supposed to be a healthy dietary fat. Most importantly, studies have suggested that nature provided dietary fats to the olive in the exact ratio that human beings need them.

So this may be the prime factor why olive oil got well-deserved attention throughout the world, though it was primarily used in the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years.

Whether you add it to your salad or roasted vegetables, besides adding wonderful flavor to them, this liquid gold can be used as one of nature’s best healing wonders.

Here’s a quick preview of some important health benefits associated with the use of olive oil:

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Home Remedies for Balancing Hormones

How many times have you had an intense craving for cake right before your period was due? How many times have you wanted to bawl your eyes for no reason, or have had a splitting case of the dreaded migraine? When our hormones start to go a little haywire, things can start to look bleak.

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the human body. They travel through our bloodstream to each organ of our bodies and regulate various processes such as growth, reproduction and metabolism.

Some of the most common hormones are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (sex hormones), adrenaline (energy hormone), melatonin (sleep hormone), cortisol (stress hormone) and thyroid (metabolism hormone).

The common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include migraines/headaches, craving for sweet food, acne breakout, urinary tract infection, facial hair growth, irritability, anxiety, excessive stress, insomnia, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue and depression.

Women experience greater hormonal changes than men, a sizable amount of which occurs throughout puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, post partum depression, premenopausal and, finally, menopause.

Some of the other common causes of hormonal imbalance include poor dietary habits, increased work and/or personal stress, birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy, caffeine and certain medications.

Below is a list of home remedies you can try to balance those fluctuating hormone levels:

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