Classic Health Hacks:
1. Vicks for nail fungus
Up to 10 percent of people across all ages and as many as 50 percent of people 70 or older have this toenail fungus. Vicks contains 3 actives Camphor, menthol, and Eucalyptus oil. But the cure may be in the INACTIVE ingredient thymol (other ingredients include: cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, special petrolatum and turpentine oil)
2. Duct tape for warts
Apply a piece of tape large enough to cover the wart. After six days, remove the tape, soak the area in water, rub the wart with a pumice stone. After 12 hours without the duct tape, put a new piece on the wart, and continue the cycle for a month or until the wart disappears. This works by stimulating the immune system to fight the wart.
3. Honey for chapped lips
Honey has the power to moisturize and heal, making it an ideal treatment for parched lips. Because honey has antibacterial powers, it helps prevent infection from developing in cracked lips. Use a Qtip and apply a liquid honey to lips and try not to lick it off for 10 mins.
4. Counting sheep
This doesn’t work too well. But here is what does: for a count of 5 breathe in , hold for 7, and breathe out for a count of 8 through pursed lips while at the same time count backwards from 1000 by increments of 7. Plug slumbr.ca
5. Sucking / sniffing a lemon (or essential lemon oil) for motion sickness
Motion sickness due to motion that is felt but not seen. The acidic nature of lemons neutralizes your stomach acids and alleviates nausea. The strong and citrusy smell of lemons relieves symptoms of motion sickness.
1. Copper bracelet for arthritis
Wearing a copper bracelet as a remedy for arthritis has been popular in folklore for thousands of years. The claim that tiny amounts of copper rub off the bracelet onto the skin, which absorbs it into the body.
2. Peeing on a jellyfish sting
It worked for Monica on Friends (Chandler peed on her) but not only does it not work, Urine can actually aggravate the jellyfish's stingers into releasing more venom. Any change to the chemical balance, such as the concentration of salts inside and outside of the stingers, sets off more stinging. Baking soda and seawater paste is the ideal neutralizer followed by shaving remaining cells off.
3. Butter for burns
Putting butter or other greasy ointments on a burn may actually make things worse, since the grease will slow the release of heat from the skin. This causes more damage from the retained heat. The best way to release heat from the skin is with cool.
4. Pencil in your mouth to help with a headache
There are 150 types of headaches: sinus, cluster, migraine, tension and hormone among others. A pencil between your teeth is supposed to release tension from your temples and jaw so it may help with a tension headache but unlikely any other type. What some science does show however is that keeping a pencil in between your teeth forces a smile and you may feel happier.
Joints are a core building block of our bodies, so it serves us well to keep them in good working order. They prevent the ends of our bones from rubbing against each other by serving as a cushion. Healthy joints have smooth surfaces and move easily. However, as we age, the lubrication and shock-absorbing cartilage diminish in the joint resulting in friction and pain from increased inflammation.
Turmeric and Ginger “Golden Milk”
1/2 cup - Coconut milk
1/2 cup - Coconut cream
1/2 tsp - Ground pepper
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 inch piece - Ginger
1.5 tsp - maple syrup (or to taste)
Combine coconut milk/cream mix in a medium sauce pan.
Add all ingredients.
Bring to boil.
Once the milk is boiled, filter and drink hot.
Topical Relief: DIY Capsaicin Cream
1) Mix 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup oil castor oil
2) Heat ingredients in a double broiler for 5-10 minutes.
3) Stir in 1/2 grated beeswax and continue to stir until it is melted completely.
4) Chill mixture in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Ingredient: Natural Eggshell Membrane (use boiled egg as a prop)
Natural Eggshell Membrane quickly reduces joint pain and improves mobility. NEM is clinically proven to be the fastest, most effective nutritional ingredient for relieving osteoarthritis and other joint conditions. The way it works is as a source of collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid to relieve joint pain and improve range of motion by supporting production of type II collagen to protect against deterioration of cartilage
Marjoram: Sweet and balsamic, this herb calms the body as it relieves strains, sprains and rheumatoid arthritis.
Rosemary: Warming and comforting; relieves muscular aches and pains.
Roman Chamomile: Calming and soothing; helps to relieve muscular aches and pains.