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11 Effective Home Remedies for High Cholesterol

High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia is a disorder consisting in excess or surplus cholesterol in blood stream. Cholesterol is a wax like substance present in the cell walls or membranes all over the body. Our heart, brain, liver, skin, muscles, and intestines naturally bear cholesterol that produce certain hormones, bile acids and vitamin D needed to digest fat. However the requirement of cholesterol for the purpose is quite low. If the blood contains excess cholesterol, it may get deposited in major arteries like coronary arteries, carotid arteries to the brain or arteries that carry blood to legs, resulting in narrowing down or blockage of the passage way and decreased blood supply.

Blockage of coronary arteries leads to angina or chest pain and heart attack. This happens due to the accumulation of cholesterol on artery walls and deprivation of heart muscles of oxygen. Blockage of carotid artery by cholesterol deposits leads to brain stroke and blockage of arteries supplying blood to legs leads to claudication or pain with walking. Women after menopause and men below 55 are at the risk of developing hypercholesterolemia. LDL or bad cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol and triglycerides make up for the total measure of cholesterol in the body. High cholesterol can be very dangerous, for it produces no symptoms. However some people with high cholesterol may have breathlessness, general fatigue, excessive sweating, heaviness in chest region, yellowish patches around eyelids, cholesterol deposits around cornea and whitish edges of cornea.

Factors Causing HDL

1. Aging

2. Heredity

3. Obesity

4. Sedentary life style

5. Intake of fat rich diet

6. Mental stress

7. Alcoholism

8. Smoking

9. Underlying diseases like thyroid, high blood pressure, diabetes, that of kidney, liver etc.

Home Remedies

1. Onion juice can lower cholesterol to a large extent.

2. Simply drinking 8-10 glasses of water can bring down cholesterol by enabling proper excretion.

3. Soy products, rich in isoflavones can effectively regulate cholesterol levels.

4. An infusion may be prepared by boiling 2 tablespoon coriander seeds in a glass of water. It has to be drunk thrice a day and can greatly lower cholesterol.

5. Sunflower seeds also regulate cholesterol levels to a large extent.

6. One may boil 10 cinnamon sticks in 6 cups water, add one tablespoon honey and drink while the solution is hot. This is a beneficial home remedy for lowering cholesterol.

7. Drinking a glass of water every morning by mixing one teaspoon lime juice and one teaspoon honey is an effective cholesterol lowering remedy.

8. Consuming fenugreek seeds would help to control high serum cholesterol.

9. Indian bedellium extracts have cholesterol lowering agents.

10. Almonds and walnuts can help to bring down cholesterol levels.

11. Fiber rich diet can keep cholesterol within check.

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The Physical and Mental Benefits of Muay Thai Kickboxing

The sport of Muay Thai has certainly taken the martial arts stage by storm, as year after year, more people are becoming aware of the sport. Even though it’s not as popular as western-style boxing, Muay Thai combines your 4 limbs into a deadly, yet elegant combination of strikes, making it one of the most intense martial arts discipline.

It is one sport that requires dexterity, strength and stamina. Of course, it isn’t complete without adding one’s mental toughness to the equation. The sport goes beyond self defense and aesthetic values. The conditioning endured during Muay Thai sessions will greatly help your body, strength, stamina and overall health.

Fit Body

For those wanting to beat that dreaded weight scale or perhaps just wanting to sculp their body into perfection, Muay Thai is a great addition to your fitness agenda. The intense exercises and drills will vigorously burn the calories and melt the fat, as almost every part of your body is constantly moving in a speedy combination of kicks and punches. With the jab of a left arm and a devastating strike from your right knee, the exercises will get you lean, fit and also a proportionate body.

Mental Toughness

Like all martial arts, it’s not about haphazardly punching and kicking, but the mental strategy that every good fighter must have. Your mind will be trained to make decisive moves and when to use those moves. Your mental alertness must constantly be on point at all times. Inside the ring, your confidence will be tested, as the hungriest fighter will most likely win. Muay Thai doesn’t only incorporate your physical body, but the brain that controls that body, so it’s always tested.

Leg Strength

The use of your lower body is what gives Muay Thai its unique reputation. You’ll find that the exercises and drills will strengthen your leg just as effective as going to the gym. Learning how to deliver a bone-cracking kick strengthens the muscles of your quads and calves. In addition, your knee will greatly benefit from its various exercises as it trained to help deliver that knock out blow. From roundhouse kicks, to a knee strike, every muscle in your lower body will greatly benefit.

Increase in Overall Vitality/Core Strength

It won’t happen overnight, but with proper discipline, the Muay Thai student can improve their overall strength. Most people think of strength as having a six-pack and towering biceps and although Muay Thai could help achieve that, it’s the strength you’ll earn after the hard work you clock in that matters. You might have to take a couple of punches at first, but the boost in your strength is simply priceless. The fast-paced movements of the sport will truly push the boundaries of your body.

Stress Relief

You build up a hefty load of stress during the day and sometimes it’s a nice feeling to punch, kick or elbow something. Due to the physical stress (the good kind) and the fast-paced action you’ll endure during training sessions, you’ll focus on you and the exercise. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and socialize in a different environment.

Muay Thai is a great sport for just about anyone. Of course, different people will need different levels of endurance. Don’t be afraid to slow it down if you have to. Ask questions if you’re not sure about a move and take regular breaks. Be sure to consult your physician before choosing a new physical journey for safety measures. Most importantly, enjoy your time practicing the sport.

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Depersonalization – The Path Out

The majority of people who experience depersonalization believe they are ill and also believe this fact has been overlooked by their physician. They rush from doctor to doctor, in hopes that one of them will hit on the “true” diagnosis. When they come up “empty handed” they wonder why no one is able to locate the source of their problem. Frustration sets in because they believe something has been “missed” or “overlooked.” They worry that they will have to live with this intrusion for the rest of their lives. They become angry and defeated when they cannot find the answer to this difficulty. This is because they are looking in the wrong place. The answer is not where they might believe.

Did they ever think that maybe, just maybe, nothing was found because there is nothing to be found?
– When you treat something as an illness, when it is not, relief is nearly impossible to locate. This is a fact.
– When you think of yourself as ill, day in and day out, you will eventually begin to feel ill…or at
least convince your mind and body that you are ill. Watch your thoughts…you can change them.
– When you constantly believe in a mysterious trigger or a puzzle surrounding your symptom,
you will tie your mind up in knots trying to piece this puzzle together, creating an exhaustion of
mind and body.
– Treating a non-illness with medication often has little or no effect whatsoever.

Bottom line, depersonalization is not an illness. You are not sick and even though you feel “strange” this is not indicative of illness. It is the product of extreme stress and anxiety.

When one’s belief system takes on an idea (even if it is a misconception), and ponders this idea on a daily basis, the brain eventually takes this as fact. The mind has undergone a type of negative self-hypnosis. It has talked itself in believing a misconception, from constant thought concerning a “what if” probability.

This is why it is imperative to take a second look at your belief system, concerning depersonalization. Take a very close look and note:

– Are you telling yourself this couldn’t possibly be anxiety related?
– Are you telling yourself they missed something?
– Are you telling yourself that something is damaged or “off” in your mind or body?
– Are you “sure” this is a sign of sickness?
– Do you actually believe that medication is the only path out of depersonalization?

Take any one of these beliefs and repeat it to yourself daily and you will have fallen into the trap of negative self-hypnosis. Your mind has grasped a misconception which is keeping you trapped within the habit of depersonalization. This is self-induced, and self perpetuated, whether you are aware of this or not.

We are what we think about all day. It is time to turn this around by changing the way you think, changing your attitude and letting go of a belief system that is holding you captive. It’s time to cut the misconception loose and go on with your life.

You do have the power to undo these feelings. It takes a little practice but it can be accomplished. It begins with our step by step recovery plan, beginning with our Four Steps to Relief:
1- Acknowledge and Accept
2- Re-Evaluate Your Beliefs
3- Reprogram
4- Re-Focus

These four steps will take you OUT of INTROSPECTION and out of FALSE BELIEFS. You have convinced yourself that you are “ill” when you are not. This is why the mind/body remains “stuck.” Our program explains these four steps in detail and guides you out of stubborn depersonalization and derealization.

Alter this belief system and watch how quickly the mind rejuvenates, once the burden of false belief has lifted.

Practice these steps and you will find the depersonalization lifts and the necessity for medications is no longer a matter. For further elaboration on these steps feel free to contact me.

This along with our Neutralizing Diet and Behavioral Modification treatment will lead to a permanent recovery from Depersonalization and Derealization.

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Highly Sensitive People and "Being Psychic" – HSP Not ESP-Reading Non-Verbal Signals

High sensitivity is essentially a naturally occurring tendency for the brain to process incoming stimuli in more detail. It occurs in 15-20% of the population of all higher animals including human beings. This extra processing takes more time and means that an HSP will sometimes be more occupied and even over-stimulated when trying to assimilate the meaning of high speed, complex and shifting social or environmental information. At the same time, processing in greater detail permits the capture of subtleties and nuances that others might pass over or experience only minimally.

Several of the questions in Elaine Aron’s HSP Self-test aim specifically to assess the quality of inter-personal sensitivity in the test taker.

  • “When people are uncomfortable in a physical environment I tend to know what needs to be done to make it more comfortable (like changing the lighting or the seating)”
  • “Other people’s moods affect me.”

HSP’s generally score high on these items. This is significant because other human beings, their actions, and expressions of emotion are processed with the same depth of detail and attention to nuance that characterizes all HSP processing

Emotion researchers inform us that up to 90% of all emotional communication is done non-verbally.

Human beings communicate their feelings, not just with words, but through tone of voice, volume, speed of speech, turn-taking, pattern of eye contact, facial expression, body posture, hand gestures, changes in color (such as blushing or paling), and more subtly still by physiological changes in breathing or heart rate which may be perceptible to a highly attuned observer (Schore, 2005).

Ability to read and respond to these indicators is already developed when we are pre-verbal infants. Attention to speech eventually takes priority in our interpersonal exchanges and the underlying ability to read non-verbal signals becomes largely unconscious and automatic even though it continues to underpin and enlarge our understanding of what our conversational partner intends.

These non-verbal signals constitute a sort of emotional language that we emit and interpret in parallel to our speech and we respond emotionally with feelings of wariness and anxiety, or comfort and security, depending on what is being signaled.

Highly sensitive individuals are also highly sensitive to this play of emotional signal and response, but like the rest of us, they may be unaware of the degree to which they are reading and responding to their partner’s non-verbal communications.

Many HSP’s wonder if they are “psychic”?

They know that they get “feelings” about places, things and especially people. Human nature being what it is, pleasant feelings of acceptance, warmth or interest are not worrisome, but HSP’s, with their attention to detail unconsciously notice mixed signals, or signals which could suggest anger, disapproval or rejection. Anxiety produces physical sensations in the body such as increased heart rate, constricted breathing and the release of chemicals that prepare us for fight or flight. HSP’s are more subtle readers of their own bodily responses as well and these unpleasant sensations may not pass unnoticed. They may however be misinterpreted as “negative vibes” and presumed to be emanating from their conversational partner rather than originating in themselves.

This misreading becomes problematic if HSP’s act on their feelings by withdrawing, avoiding or by responding with irritation, anger or hurt which may not appear justified by the surface exchange between the two.

It is useful therefore, for HSP’s who do get “feelings” about people to take a moment to question their assumptions.

People typically try to modulate the feelings that they show on the surface so that they are in keeping with the demands of the situation. But this means that people often feel more than they show. HSP’s with their extra awareness of nuance in communication often pick up on this depth or mixture of contradictory feelings in others but they make the mistake of presuming that it is directed at them often in a negative way which is actually unwarranted.

    An imaginary example might be a situation where a friend is required to say something mildly critical to an HSP acquaintance. The friend approaches the exchange with mild anxiety and perhaps even some resentment towards a third party who has insisted that this be done… so that mixed emotional signaling underpins the exchange. The highly observant HSP may misread this as hidden aggression or anger and respond more strongly than the situation appears to demand on the surface.

    This is because the HSP, in the moment of perceiving the unpleasantness, feels rising in themselves their own history of being criticized, rejected and hurt in the past and they respond as if there is imminent danger of re-occurrence. Their strong reaction is in turn confusing and upsetting to their partner… and the situation intensifies problematically for both parties as the HSP hooks their partner’s ordinary tension up to their own personal fears and negative expectations.

Reality check

How can this be prevented?

In a word, “Ask!”

HSP sensitivity and attunement to others is a gift but it should not always be permitted to remain at the level of “feelings”. An HSP faced with mixed or confused emotional signals from their partner may have to address the experience consciously and rationally. Often the use of a simple, open question will permit clarification and defuse the tension.

Examples:

  • “I get the feeling that there is something about this that bothers you?”
  • “I wonder if there is more you would like to say about this…”
  • “I feel as if you are feeling a bit upset about this …(without specifying a possible cause)”
  • “You seem to be of two minds about this.”

HSP’s are uniquely situated.

Human beings live in a social world in which we are constantly attempting to communicate or ideas and feelings not only through words but also through gestures and glances. HSP’s are sensitive readers of these signals and with a little conscious awareness they are uniquely situated to translate this nuanced understanding into better, deeper, relationships with those around them.

References:

A.N. Schore (2005). A Neuropsychoanalytic Point of View, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 15(6), p.829-854.

E. Aron, Highly Sensitive person Self-Test, Copyright, 1996. http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm

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Green Tea is a Natural Remedy For Constipation

If you are looking for a natural remedy for constipation, there is help.

Although each person’s routine is different, you pretty much know when you’re constipated. However, you might not know what’s causing the problem.

Green tea is considered a natural cure for constipation mainly because it promotes “friendly” bacteria in the intestines thereby encourages bowel regularity.

These friendly bacteria helps increase your resistance to infection, helps maintain bowel regularity, and promotes digestion. It has also been reported that regular consumption of green tea results in a reduced odor from the feces.

Constipation can also be caused by stress, dehydration, hemorrhoids, or anal fissures. A colon with weak muscle tone can also cause constipation.

If there aren’t any serious underlying causes, there is a natural constipation relief.

Make sure you drink plenty of water. Water adds soft bulk to stools. It’s also required by the cells of the colon to lubricate the stools’ passage.

You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. If you’re physically active or if you drink coffee or soda that makes you urinate often, you should drink 12 glasses a day.

Dietary fiber absorbs water and makes stools fuller and easier to pass.

Good food sources include prunes, apples, kidney beans, and other legumes, and other oats.

Prune juice, of course, can help you with your problem.

Although it’s best to get your fiber from food sources, you can also take a supplement when your meals aren’t supplying enough.

If you can afford, eat organic foods. They are healthier choice because they are free from hormones, pesticides, and preservatives. These chemicals are toxic to our system which causes a “traffic” or delay to the normal flow.

In the long run, you would be saving money by buying organic items because you will be a lot healthier, thereby less prone to sickness.

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Depression and a Relationship Breakup – Coping With Emotional Distress

Mild depression resulting from a relationship breakup is unfortunately something that will effect most of us at some point in our lives. Making sure that the way you feel does not take a more permanent hold is something that you must try and avoid. Making the right choices for your well being under any kind of emotional distress will be extremely hard. Lets look at some ways to relieve emotional distress and hopefully help you cope during this tough time.

Relationship breakup is always very distressing and the ability to think rationally about your situation is often severely hampered. The first thing you must do is take a step back from the breakup, if you are still trying to communicate with the other person the most positive thing you can do is to cease contact and take time out for yourself. This is a big step and a difficult one to take in your current emotional state, but it will stand you in good stead for the days to come. Taking time out to collect your thoughts does not mean isolate yourself, on the contrary, your friends and family are extremely important at this difficult time.

If you are really struggling to cope during the first few days after a breakup, natural stress relief tablets are readily available, “Kalms” is a brand name herbal medicine that works very well, and often brings almost immediate relief from stressful situations. Avoiding alcohol is a must, as alcohol is a proven depressant and will only make you feel much worse. Any kind of exercise will also make you feel much better as exercise releases endorphins into your system which are your body’s natural feel good chemical. The idea of anything physical at this time might not seem very appealing, but even a brisk walk will do wonders for lifting your mood.

Along with the mental distress, depression from a relationship breakup can also take a heavy toll on your physical well being. Lack of sleep and loss of appetite can make every day tasks hard to accomplish. Try and eat well, making sure you include plenty of fruit and fibre in your diet as this will also help lift your mood. A course of multivitamins and omega 3 is also a good supplement to your diet during this time.

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Stress Relieving Foods – How Your Tastebuds Can Tranquilize Tension

Extreme Moods Possibly Resulting from Extreme Foods?

There’s no dispute that stress is a significant part of our day to day lives. We deal with it in several ways. However, some men and women have serious trouble coping with it. They allow it to determine their surroundings & sadly, command their psychological and bodily well-being.

No matter if it’s working a lot of hours, driving your little ones throughout town for their activities, up keeping of your home, or coping with private or family matters, stress can have an influence on you physically, psychologically, sentimentally, and spiritually. However there are actually a number of different ways to combat stress, starting with eating habits.

Strangely, many people never make the distinctions concerning the food they eat and their level of anxiety. Your diet is among the contributing reasons of pressure and apprehension. And if you are too excessive in your eating habits subsequently your feelings and anxiety will likewise echo as such. In order to combat this, lets study several of the foods that cause & relieve stress

Chemically Altering Foods

Steering clear of caffeine and booze is advised when things are decidedly nerve-racking. Chemical compounds like these can both sap your vigor and thieve you of the resources you must have to effectively deal with anxiety. Sweet foods need to also be omitted in addition, as they trigger your blood glucose levels to increase then drop swiftly, which can consequently produce your energy levels to surge and drop at an identical rate.

Nevertheless, you can find a number of super-foods that supply you with the endurance and nourishment your body demands to keep anxiety to a minimum. Asparagus is substantial in folic acid & has certain properties can assist in calming your emotions. The vitamin B complex that asparagus contains are key players in producing 5-Hydroxytryptamine, better known as serotonin, the chemical in your brain that puts you into a tranquil mood.

Even though some argue about the detrimental points related to beef, it’s truly a wise evening meal choice for an apprehensive household. Red meat’s ample amount of B vitamins, iron and zinc assists to put you into a pleasant state of mind & helps you remain there too. Your supermarket’s meat section can aid you to find low fat cuts of lean meat for the healthiest alternatives.

Milk is also an excellent natural stress reliever. Amassed full of calcium, protein, minerals, and vitamins B2 and B12, it will strengthen bones and encourages healthy cell regeneration. Matched with a balanced whole-grain cereal alternative in the morning, skim milk is a fantastic way to begin your day and equip yourself to combat the conflicts that you’ll be confronted with. Cottage cheese is conjointly one more good dairy option, and when served with fruit that’s substantial in vitamin C, it assists the body to repel free radicals that saps your vitality while in your most burdened stretches.

Almonds are additionally an astounding decision on the subject of fortifying yourself versus stress. They are substantial in essential vitamins and minerals as well as healthy fats, all happen to be excellent agents towards toxins, that are proven to induce malignancies and coronary heart ailment

You Are What You Eat

Bear in mind that the food you ingest produces organic chemical compounds that is extremely effective to your mood in addition to your health. Just like some foods may make you feel slow, sleepy and ultimately bring your mood down, consequently there are foods that when consumed make you feel empowered, alert & light-hearted. So if the stress is increasing in your life & you can’t seem to get a grasp on things, perhaps you should think of changing your diet. After all, you are what you eat. Therefore, if you eat good I’m inclined to believe that you will rapidly begin to feel every bit as good if not better!

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Benefits of Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety

Shyness has been looked down upon in our culture. To be shy is equivalent to being publicly incapacitated. But is it true that all shy people suffer from social anxiety? The answer is simply no. Some people are withdrawn and “shy” by nature, others, however, experience anxiety in social situations. The latter group definitely benefit from reducing their shyness and consequently their social anxiety.

Most shy people have trouble networking. Nowadays, this could be devastating, not only to their social lives, but also to their careers. While the saying goes ‘nice guys finish last’, but in reality it would be more accurate to say that ‘shy guys finish last.’ Overcoming your anxiety in social situations could mean more job opportunities, or even more success at your present job. Consider all the successful people in your workplace; you know those who seem to ‘move up the ladder’ faster than the rest. Are they well-connected and socially gifted? More often than not this will be the case. Being able to attend company cocktails in style, and perhaps even telling a few jokes to make your boss laugh, helps in adding to your image as a confident, well-liked, person which, in turn, earns you bonus points in your career.

The more obvious, but nonetheless important, advantage is the increase in the number of friends that you have. It is true that many shy people have meaningful, lasting, long-term friends-you know, like the friend they met back in middle school-but they often lack the casual, sometimes more fun, acquaintances. While having a best friend you can confide in is essential for your mental health, having a few friends you can go out and have worry-free fun with is truly refreshing and has long-term benefits on your mood and disposition. It is a vicious cycle: the more friends you have, the more likable you feel-and that makes you happier. And the happier you feel, the more likely you are to seek social contacts from outside your regular circle.

Perhaps the most important advantage to beating social anxiety and overcoming shyness is the soaring self-esteem that comes with overcoming our own shortcomings. Shy people often suffer from low self-esteem because of the social isolation they feel and the anxiety that comes with attending social situations. This lack of self-esteem may even lead to a constant, low-grade, unhappiness with their current social situation. If this goes on for long enough, it could lead to depression-especially if the person that suffers from social anxiety is not blessed with a support network in his/her life. Because of the nature of shyness and social anxiety, people around you might make you feel like it is your fault; it is all in your hands; or that “you should just get out more.” You end up feeling that there is something innately wrong with you.

But, when you overcome your shyness and you beat your social anxiety, you will be overjoyed with the new sense of control you have over your life. Indeed, your life will be much happier with your new-found confidence in social situations.

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TMJ Pain Relief

One in four Americans suffers from TMJ or TMD symptoms. The symptoms can range from clicking of the joint when opening to severe debilitating pain. Not only can the TMJ be affected, the back of the head, shoulders, neck can also be affected. Less recognized areas affected are: pain in the lower back and tingling in the tips of fingers and toes. If symptoms are left untreated the acute symptoms can become chronic leading to arthritis, reduced motion in the limbs and extremely cold sensation in the hands and legs. These symptoms may be temporary running their course with no recurrence or can last for years.

So, what is responsible for TMJ pain and other associated areas of discomfort? One of the main factors in TMJ pain is stress or emotional upheavals. This can cause clenching and/or bruxism (grinding) of the teeth. Trauma to the jaw joint is also responsible for a great number of TMJ disorders. Even a small blow to the joint can create this inflammatory response. Dental issues can also be responsible for TMJ pain. Ill fitting dentures, tooth removal or any minor or major dental surgery, missing teeth, advent of premolars and growth of wisdom teeth are some of the dental issues that can result in TMJ pain.

This causes the muscles surrounding the TMJ joint to become inflamed and tighten. Over a period of time, the stress on the tensed muscles, put pressure on the joint which can cause the muscles to shorten and result in misalignment of the joint.

Since the causes of TMJ disorder vary, the approach to treating TMJ disorders should be multi dimensional. There are a wide variety of treatment options available for TMJ pain, ranging from simple exercises, nutritional changes to complicated surgical corrective surgeries.

Natural cures for TMJ pain and disorder cause little or no side effects and many times little or no out of pocket. Probably the easiest and one of the most effective remedies would be proper diet. Not only is proper diet good for the rest of the body getting some essential nutrients will relax the muscles that have tightened which in turn reduces the pain. Water is one of the keys. When dehydrated, the muscles will tense up. Not drinking enough water and/or drinking high caffeinated drinks (dehydrating) will keep the body in a constant state of dehydration which tenses the muscles. Hydrating the body relaxes the muscles thus relieving the pain. Also magnesium rich foods and calcium relax muscles.

Relaxation exercises relax the muscles around the jaw, neck, shoulders etc reducing the pain associated with tense muscles. Take your fist and clench the fist as hard as you can, after a short period of time those muscles become very fatigued. That is what happens with the muscles associated around the TMJ. Now relax the fist, just opening your fist slightly and feel how the muscles relax and the pain goes away. The point is relaxing exercises will relax those muscles around the TMJ, relieving the pain.

Other natural cures include: massage, acupuncture, meditation and hypnotherapy.

One or more of these natural cures not only will help relief TMJ pain, but also can cure the symptoms for good.

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Ten Benefits of Grapeseed Massage Oil

Did you know that grapeseed massage oil is a highly prized carrier oil in aromatherapy and massage therapy? It has almost no aroma and is wonderfully light in texture. It is a great non-greasy oil to use, but could be enriched by blending it with another carrier massage oils such as almond or wheat germ oil.

Some of the advantages of grapeseed massage oil:

  • Grapeseed oil is almost odorless and has a fine texture.
  • The fine texture make it easily absorbed by the skin and non-greasy.
  • Grapeseed massage oil has mildly astringent qualities which help to tighten and tone the skin. This makes it useful for acne and other skin complaints when having a cleansing massage.
  • Grapeseed oil extract is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid for the skin and the cell membranes.
  • Grapeseed oil has regenerative and restructuring properties and has excellent skin moisturizing properties.
  • The smooth, silky texture makes it excellent for a relaxing massage without being greasy.
  • It contains vitamins, minerals, and protein, GLA, and a small amount of vitamin E.
  • It penetrates the skin easily bringing it moisturizing, regenerating and protecting effects.
  • It is said to be good for repairing skin around the eyes.
  • If you’ve run out of shaving cream, it’s supposed to be great for keeping the skin lubricated.

Body Detox Massage

Many body massage oils are used to assist body detox by stimulating the lymphatic system. This encourages fluid circulation and cell regeneration in the body.

A simple oil massage at regular intervals can do wonders to your overall health and can make you feel younger and more beautiful. Massage oils promote skin health, provides relief from stress and assist healing of the skin.

Grapeseed massage oil is also perfect for those who need a nut-free oil option in the case of allergies.

Medicinal Benefits of Grape Seed Oil

Food-grade Grape Seed Oil is extremely healthy to add to your diet. Some Medicinal Health Benefits Include:

  • Grape seed oil can also help protect the arteries by keeping them free of plaque that can cause heart attacks and stroke.
  • Grape seed oil is able to slow down and reverse free radical damage and reduce the risk of disease. (good for slowing skin aging.)
  • Studies also show that certain substances in grape seed oil can help protect the body from sun damage.
  • Grapeseed oil can improves the function of small blood vessels in the eyes thereby improving and maintaining good vision.

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