quick and easy health fixes that work…
Muscle tension- relieve muscle tension in your head and neck by lying down with an ice pack or bag of frozen peas, rolled in a towel, under your neck for 15 minutes.
Itchy rashes- spritz your rash with European mineral water like San Pellegrino, for example— mineral-rich spring water relieves pain from burns and rashes and reduces inflammation.
Acne- gently scrub your face with coarse salt (an antiseptic) and a few drops of neem oil (an antifungal oil available at health food stores), rinse then apply a mask of plain yogurt for 15 to 30 minutes. The lactic acid in yogurt is a natural exfoliant that gives skin a glow, clears acne, and fades discolorations and fine lines.
Mosquito bites- maybe a little early for these but when they bite you get rid of the swelling and itching with aspirin paste. Crush a low-dose aspirin, add an ounce of water to dissolve, then apply. It’s an anti-inflammatory and should reduce the redness from bites or stings and pimples because it contains salicylic acid, the active ingredient in acne medicines.
Minor burns- treat minor burns can be treated with a cold compress of black or green tea. Soak a dish towel in cold tea and hold it on the burn.
Nausea- Sugar helps nausea, keep a can of peaches around and use the fruit syrup from a can of peaches. For motion sickness or stomach bugs, the last thing you need is a huge meal. But that syrup, or some sugary flat soda, should take the edge off.
Low energy- Low energy? make sure you’re getting enough water. Half of the people who come to me complaining of fatigue are actually dehydrated, drink more, aim for six to eight glasses a day.
Food poisoning- Black tea with a few pieces of burned toast will help you get over food poisoning. The reason it works is because the tannic acid in tea and charcoal in the toast will neutralize the toxins and help you get much better very quickly.
Muscle soreness- keep a paper cup filled with water in the freezer, and when next-day muscle or joint pain strikes, peel off the top half-inch of paper for quick, easy application. Run the ice directly along the affected joint for 5 minutes at a time; any longer could cause frostbite.
Headache- try a foot massage, rub your feet a third of the way down the sole of the foot, where the toes begin and take a bath made from hot water and a few teaspoons of mustard powder (the kind you use in cooking). A foot bath instead of a total body bath works too, it’s relaxing and can ease general pain.