Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Off The Wall Home Remedies

Some home remedies can really sound off the wall. But as the old saying goes, “Don’t knock it before you’ve tried it!” Here are a few I found on another site that I thought I would share and that may sound weird, but really deliver results. (Site Reference:

Vodka for Smelly Feet
Some people are just cursed with smelly feet. Generally speaking it’s men, but we aren’t going to unfairly profile here. Smelly feet are caused by bacteria growing on the feet during the day. It is not necessarily a sign of lack of hygiene, though that should certainly be your first line of defense in controlling foot odor. There are a number of products on the market that promise to get rid of that smelly foot smell for you. However, many people are sensitive to the ingredients in these sprays. A better alternative is Vodka! Apparently Vodka is good for more than just toasting. The extremely high alcohol content in vodka can kill odor causing bacteria on contact. Vodka also has a drying effect which helps eliminate the moisture on the feet. Simply wipe down your tootsies with a vodka soaked cloth.

Dryer Sheet Magic Eraser
Many people are simply amazed at the magic eraser products that came out a few years ago. Did you know that your common dryer sheet contains many of the same ingredients as the magic eraser? Using a few leftover dryer sheets can give you the same cleaning power as the more expensive products. All you need to do is wet the dryer sheet and get to scrubbing. The way that dryer sheet material is woven together gives it great abrasive power in your shower making it a far better soap scum remover than many soap scum removing products. To increase your cleaning power, you might want to use a new dryer sheet rather than a used one.

Duct Tape for Warts
Warts are gross, no argument there. But more disturbing than the wart itself are some of the methods and chemicals used to remove them. The thought of having something burned off your body with liquid nitrogen is just unpleasant. It seems that duct tape really can be used for anything, because among its myriad of uses, it is actually a very effective wart remover as well. You can cover a wart with a small piece of duct tape for a week. This can block oxygen to the wart enough to stunt the growth. After one week, remove the tape; clean the area by scrubbing it well with a pumice stone. Recover the wart and repeat once a week until the wart naturally falls off.

Lemons for Morning Sickness
Pregnancy is a joyful time, when you are not puking that is. Majority of women will suffer from morning sickness to some degree. However, many women find their morning sickness so severe that it interferes with their day to day life. When every activity is being interrupted with trips to the bathroom, pregnant women need relief. Most women are nervous to take anti-nausea medications during pregnancy, though. There is reason to be nervous too. Many over the counter anti-nausea medications such as Dramamine have very strong sedative effects that are not good for the fetus. For ladies hoping to take a more natural path aromatherapy can come to their rescue. The fresh, citrus scent of lemons can almost Immediately relieve nausea associated with morning sickness. Keep a zip lock bag full of fresh lemon slices for instant relief.

Aspirin for Acne
A common aspirin contains a substance called acetylsalicylic acid. This substance is very similar to salicylic acid which is the active ingredient in many acne treatments. A crushed aspirin can eliminate the red swollen appearance of pimples in about an hour. Simply crush an aspirin and then mix with enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and allow it to dry. When the paste become powdery again, rinse the area with water.

Onions for Earaches
Earaches are the bane of childhood, but also one of the most mysterious. You can never really know what is going on in that deep, dark tunnel of the ear canal. Most earaches are caused by fluid that has been trapped and thus caused infection. The antiseptic properties of onions can disinfect the ear canal, bringing quick pain relief. Boil an onion until it is soft. Once is has cooled enough to touch, squeeze the juice into a bowl. Using a medicine dropper, apply 2-5 drops of the warm juice into the affected ear.

Toothpaste for Bug Bites
A small dab of toothpaste can instantly relieve the sting and itch of an insect bite. Most likely it is the peppermint oil in the toothpaste that brings about the cooling affect. Peppermint essential oil can have the same, if not greater, effect. Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years to treat ailments. If you don’t have peppermint oil on hand, then give the toothpaste a try.

Teabags for Burns
Kitchen burns are one the most common home injuries. Even a small burn can be very painful. Luckily the kitchen is also the place to find soothing relief for that burn. You can apply a wet cool teabag to the burned area for quick pain reduction.

Chocolate for a Cough
Finally, there is a justifiable reason to eat chocolate! You have heard the old saying, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Well two ounces of dark chocolate may contain as much Theobromine as most over the counter cough medicines. Theobromine suppresses nerves responsible for the cough reflex. When this nerve is calmed by dark chocolate you can get a break from your hacking cough.

Yogurt for Yeast Infections
Yeast infections are a result of an imbalance in your pH levels. These levels can be thrown off by several reasons including medications, sickness and personal hygiene products. When you eat yogurt, the naturally occurring good bacteria found in yogurt can bring these pH levels back into balance and clear up a yeast infection naturally.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Providing a Safe Environment for an Elderly Patient

Providing a Safe Environment for an Elderly Patient

Here in the United States, there are more people than ever who are having to deal with helping an elderly parent or relative, and there are many of us out there that are concerned about being able to take care of someone with these kinds of conditions on our own. There are many things that we can do in order to make the transition much easier for ourselves, and for the person that we are going to be taking care of. One of the things that you can do is have some sort of medical alert system in place.
Having a good medical alert system in place is something that is going to be able to help you in the long run, especially with safety. It is also going to help you have peace of mind when it comes to being able to leave for work without having to worry about the person that you are taking care of. There are a lot of us whose primary focus is creating a safer environment for those people in their lives that are elderly, or even disabled. There are a lot of other products that can help out with these kinds of goals as well.

There are also a lot of different opinions out there about how we should take care of our elderly friends and family members. It is not always the easiest thing to deal with, but when we have someone counting on us to help take care of them, it is better to do the research on the different products and services that we are interested in, so that we can make an informed decision about the healthcare of the people that we care about. There are always those people out there who have a goal to sell us certain products, so it is better to evaluate before making a decision.

If you are looking to provide a safe environment for your elderly relative or friend, what you may want to consider is installing cameras within the home that they are staying in. There are so many different options out there, and many of the camera companies provide the option to be able to use when it comes to taking care of our loved ones who are in need of our help. It is also helpful to make the physical space where the person is going to be staying the safest that you can make it.

This is something that I important, because just like children, elderly adults can have a difficult time with knowing what is safe and what is not. Elderly adults can also be forgetful, such as leaving a stove on, or leaving various lights on throughout the house. This is one of the main reasons that those who are elderly, or who have some sort of disability need to have someone that they can rely on who is able to take care of them, and make sure that they are provided a safe environment to live in.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Monday, November 14, 2011

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Travel Journal - 1

One of the places I've always wanted to visit was Canada. I had so many opportunities to visit when I lived on the east coast but never went. So I think my first "big" vacation will be to Canada. I've been doing some research and I found that I think I would like to visit Calgary.

I did some research online and located some images and it reminds me so much of the east coast. I also wanted to find some places where you can rent a place instead of a hotel. One site I came upon was Rent Calgary. At first I thought it was what I was looking for but it was more for finding a home. I still looked though and found that a lot of the homes for rent or purchase in Calgary are not badly priced. Looking at the site made me wonder how easy it would be for me to just move to another country.

Travel Journals

I've decided to start a travel journal here on my blog. I've always enjoyed travleing but ever since I moved to the west coast, I haven't traveled much. So each week I'm going to feature someplace I would like to visit some day. It may be somewhere in the United States but it may also be somewhere abroad. I hope someday I will be able to visit most of these places on my list. Tonight will be my first travel journal. I hope you enjoy :-)