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Thursday, March 19 , 2015

What’s Missing from Your Physical—Ask for It

Watch here to make sure that you are getting the most out of your yearly physicals. Remember—the customer (that’s you) is always right!

 

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Thursday, February 26 , 2015

Watch the Best Way to Heal a Foot Sprain

Did you know that if you ice an injured joint too much, you could do more harm than good? Watch here the correct way to heal a sprain, including the proper application of ice that will reduce inflammation the fastest.

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Thursday, October 16 , 2014

Sore Throat Gargle...It's Not Salt

Do you feel the scratchiness of a sore throat coming on? Here's a highly favored pantry item that usually fixes our sore throats.

Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in an eight-ounce glass of warm water. Take a mouthful, gargle with it, and spit it out, then swallow a mouthful. Again, gargle a mouthful, spit it out and swallow a mouthful. Notice a pattern? Do this until there's no liquid left in the glass.

Dose: Repeat the process once an hour. By the third or fourth hour, the sore throat is usually gone. (This remedy works for us every time.)

Oh, and get plenty of rest, watch what you eat, and stay away from coffee, cigarettes and alcohol...but you knew that!

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Monday, June 23 , 2014

Super Floss Trick

Have you been too busy, too tired...insert excuse here...to floss? You might have a little extra plaque that makes the process difficult. Here's what to do...

Dampen a length of high-quality dental floss, and dip it in baking soda. Then floss with it. The baking soda will help remove the plaque buildup. Baking soda also neutralizes acids in the mouth, which reduces acid-loving bacteria and promotes healthy gums. Add baking soda periodically (once or twice a week) to your daily flossing routine (that's right...you should floss every day) and your entire mouth will feel fresh and clean.

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Tuesday, June 10 , 2014

Parsley for Arthritis Pain

Do your joints ache from arthritis? Time to go green! We mean that you should make a healing green tea from this common supermarket herb. Here's how to do it...

Steep one cup of tightly packed, washed parsley in one quart of just-boiled water. After 15 minutes, strain the liquid. (Throw out the greens—they're done.)

Dose: Drink one-half cup of your parsley tea before breakfast, one-half cup before dinner and one-half cup anytime pain is particularly severe. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Thursday, June 05 , 2014

Prevent Dry Legs When Shaving

Here's a tip for the ladies...and for any gentlemen who also happen to shave their legs. If you hate the flakes that appear after you shave, throw away the shaving cream, lose the soap. Shave with this instead...

Go with oil—sesame, peanut or sunflower. Let the oil sit on your skin for five minutes before putting the razor to work. Also, to avoid razor bumps around the bikini area, shave in the direction of the hair growth—downward or sideways—not upward "against the grain."

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Friday, May 02 , 2014

Homemade Scrub for Rough Heels

Poor feet! They take a daily beating and rarely get the attention they deserve. Because they often are hidden from a healthy flow of fresh air and moisture, they can get very flaky, itchy and dry. Here's a natural way to give your feet the tender lovin' care they deserve.

Strawberries, with a little help from oil and salt, work wonders to slough off dead skin cells, so you can say good-bye to dry, flaky feet.

In a blender, combine one cup of sliced strawberries, two tablespoons of olive oil and two teaspoons of coarse (kosher) salt. Pulse the mix until it has a pulpy consistency. (Don't purée it!) Then gently massage it into your feet, especially on the heels where skin is usually the flakiest. Let it stay on for about two minutes, then rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly. Do this whenever your foot bottoms get that dry, flaky look.

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Wednesday, April 23 , 2014

Homemade Tea Relieves Gas

Gas happens to everyone! But if you despise stomach discomfort...and you enjoy the company of others...gas is a good thing to get rid of. Here's an easy remedy from your kitchen...

Crumble up one-half teaspoon of dried bay leaves, and add to a six-ounce cup of just-boiled water. Let it steep for five minutes, then strain out the leaves and drink the liquid slowly. You should feel relief before you finish your tea.

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Tuesday, April 02 , 2013

The Most Fun You Can Have with Your Feet

Our feet and ankles endure a lot of stress and strain, so here’ s a fun exercise to build them up. Get a dozen marbles and a plastic cup. Put them all on the floor. Sit down in a chair that lets you move around, and then pick up each marble with the toes of your right foot—one by one, drop them in the cup.

Then dump the marbles and do the same with the toes of your left foot. You may want to add to the fun by timing yourself and trying to set speed records. Whatever you do, try not to “lose your marbles.”

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Friday, March 29 , 2013

The Listerine Cure for Warts

Are you tired of walking on painful plantar warts? Here’s something to try: Every night, soak your foot in a basin of hot water for five minutes. Then soak a cotton ball with Listerine mouthwash (the brown stuff), apply it directly to the plantar warts (it shouldn’t sting) and tape it in place. (Listerine? Who discovered this? Maybe it was someone who put his foot in his mouth.) Keep the mouthwash-soaked cotton ball on your foot overnight. After one or two weeks, the warts should be gone, leaving your foot smooth and wart-free!

Do you have any home remedies for stubborn warts? Let us know what's worked for you.

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