Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Premature Gray Hair

Graying hair is a condition in which the hair begins to lose its coloring pigment. The graying of hair is usually considered to be the early sign of ageing, though, this is not always so. There are a lot of people who suffer from this rather rare condition in which hair turns gray prematurely. It can be very distressing for the person who experiences graying of hair since it is generally seen as a sign of ageing.

Signs of Gray Hair
If the hair is graying naturally, you should experience other signs of old age like appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. However, premature graying of hair may not have any symptoms other than an increase in the number of hair strands that are gray.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Dear Friend,
May all the world's happiness and joy come to you this Christmas. We at Naturekay  thank you very much for being there to read our various posts and we wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your loved ones this period and forever, and may your joy know no bounds in the coming year.

We love forward to you reading more posts from us and telling your friends about us.

Happy celebrations.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Health Benefits of Onion

Onion is an ingredient that we cannot do without in many delicious recipes: main meals, soups, salads, and snacks. The onion is a major source of protein, calcium, potassium, sodium, sulphur and iron. A 100 gm of raw onion contains: 1.3 gms of dietary fiber, 23 calories, 0.9 gms of protein and 5.2 gms of sugar. One cup of chopped onions has 61 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams fiber. Onions contain quercetin, one of the most powerful flavonoids (natural plant antioxidants).

Medical Facts About Onion
Onion is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, kills worms, eliminates bacteria causing tuberculosis  and ulceration of the lungs, helps in dissolution of blood cholesterol and relieves congestion in airways. It can help in bronchial congestion, preventing heart attacks and in cancer resistance. Chop onions for the maximum phytonutrient boost, or if you hate to cry, roast them with a little olive oil and serve with rice or other vegetables.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath is a problem nobody wants to talk about – but everyone is affected by it at some point in his or her life.  That why bad breath remedies are so important.

Whether you yourself have bad breath, or you are living and working with someone who does, coping with bad breath is a reality for us all.

Causes of Bad Breath
One of the main causes for bad breath is bacteria that thrives in the mouth. In some situations, a more serious underlying medical condition can be the root cause – issues like a liver disorder can manifest in bad breath. Decaying teeth are a common factor in people experiencing bad breath, as are gum diseases. Sinus and throat infections can also cause unpleasant breath odors.

Healthy Eating Tips

1. Eat only when hungry.
Healthy eating requires eating only when hungry. This is to prevent eating disorders. Overeating, emotional eating, and obesity that leads to loads of health problems.

2. Wash both hands up to the wrists before eating.
This is a healthy eating habit for standard hygiene, to prevent infection.

3. Do not clean the hands with a towel after washing.
This may convey infection from one person to the other particularly viral diseases like infective hepatitis or bacterial infection like typhoid, dysentry and cholera.

4. Eat localized food.
Eat the food that is grown in your area. Locally grown foods contains all the appropriate nutrients for the climate that you live in. Medicine in the food is also suited for bacteria that is locally produced. This is also the same for seasonal foods. Freezing what is produced in the winter season to be eaten in the summer time may result in ingesting medicine at the wrong time, which is harmful rather than healing.

5. Take a pinch of salt before eating.
Taking a pinch (just a pinch!) of salt before every meal help to sterilize the stomach. Salt turns into hydrochloric acid in the stomach, killing any harmful bacteria. It also helps to gear up the acid needed to digest the food.

6. Eat with three fingers.
It is scientifically-proven that eating with three fingers, that is the thumb and first two fingers, cause one to eat bit by bit and hence help in digesting the food. If you are from a culture that uses folk and spoon, take bits of pieces, and not a huge chunk at a time.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Natural Ways To Eliminate Body odor

Body odor is something very unpleasant that we don’t expect or desire to have. It is influenced by what your sweat glands produce. Because body odor is very unpleasant it will surely have an effect on your social life. I am sure you don’t want people covering their noses or trying to get away once you are around them. Body odor if not treated rightly could lead to low self esteem and lack of confidence.

Signs of Body odor
Being nervous or afraid to be around others could be an indication of body odor. Sweating heavily as a result of strenuous physical exercise should tell you that you are going to smell badly. You may feel the unpleasant odor yourself.

Remedies For Dry Skin

Different people have different skin types. Some people may have oily skin, while others may have dry skin, and yet others may have a combination of both. Some people may only experience dry skin during dry weathers or experience dry skin on only certain parts of their body. Most people experience dry skin on their most exposed parts such as arms, legs, and face. It is therefore important to make sure that these areas are always well-moisturized on a daily basis. Avoid prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures as well as dry winds.

Signs of Dry Skin
Here are Some things to look out for to determine if you have dry skin:
• Your skin feels tight and stretched, especially after washing.
• You get a frequent urge to itch your skin.
• Your skin has visible white scales on it especially when you scratch it.

Causes of Dry Skin
Dry skin is primarily caused by a lack of natural oils (sebum) being secreted by the pores of the skin. It may also be caused by an insufficient intake of water and other fluids. Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures or harsh chemicals can also result in dry skin. An improper or insufficient diet may also lead to dry skin. Prolonged exposure to the sun or prolonged submersion in water, especially sea water, can also dry out your skin.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Guaranteed Home Remedy For Lower Back Pain

Intense physical work such as lifting of heavy equipment is a common cause of lower back pain. In this case, the muscles of the body especially lower back cease to expand which may cause pain. Some of the other causes include spontaneous spasms, sprains and swollen ligaments. In order to avoid such kind of pain, it is very important to make sure that you do not indulge in an activity which may involve rigorous physical work.

Treatment of lower back pain
The first remedy for lower back pain would be to immediately stop the intense physical work and lie on the bed. You should lie on your back with a pillow under your head and your legs raised.

Another cure for lower back pain would be to place a pillow below the knees while lying down. This will ease the back pain and you can soon go back to your normal life. In case the back pain does not reduce after one or two hours of lying on the bed, it is recommended to apply an ice pack around the region of the back pain. The ice pack should be applied for at least 25 to 30 minutes. It is very important to rest at least for a day or two for the back pain to completely go away.

Natural Remedies And Healthy Diet For High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure which is blood pressure level rising above normal is considered to be a very common illness among people. Seven in every ten people suffer from hypertension. High blood pressure is also known as a "silent killer" because the sufferer may not know until the blood pressure level is measured.

The most common cause of high blood pressure is improper diet and not enough rest and some symptoms include nausea, frequent headaches and blurred vision, It is very important to maintain a healthy diet and consume foods which are rich in proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates. It is also important to consume small portions of dairy products on a daily basis. Also a reduction in the consumption of alcohol is known to regulate the blood flow in the body.

A natural way to lower blood pressure is to have a good night's sleep which should last at least a minimum of seven hours daily. Sometimes, a good night's slumber is considered to solve most of the small time problems of the body.

Health and Fitness Tips

Living a healthy life is a matter of choice. Like any other good thing, it takes a bit of hard work and perseverance to live healthy, but if you stick to it, you can transform your life to rise above the pitfalls of ill health. Our home remedies on health and fitness will give you some important insights into how you can make your life and that of your family healthier and richer.

Fitness Health Tips
Our bodies are designed so as to be active in the hours of daylight and to rest in the hours of darkness. Although the advent of artificial lighting has ensured that we need not be governed by the motion of the sun, are body's internal clocks still follow their own rule.

Why fight your body? If your job gives you the freedom to do so, it is best to sleep early at night and to wake up early in the morning. This ensures that your body is rested when its energy levels are at its lowest. You will also be amazed by the amount of work and play that you can put in simply by waking up a couple of hours earlier than you normally do.

Natural Hair Care Tips

We are always tempted by new, laboratory-tested brands of hair care products in new bottles. A lot of them are very good, but they are expensive and they often smell of chemicals. Try some of these natural hair tips and enjoy the fresh smells of fruit and other good things.

To Give Your Hair Body And Shine
Beat an egg and massage it into freshly washed hair. After five minutes, rinse it out with cool water. Do not use hot water or you will have scrambled egg in your hair. Then you'll spend all morning washing it out.

A Natural Way To Exfoliate

Sea salt removes dry, flaky, dead skin.
Wet face (or anywhere on the body), apply a couple of tablespoons of sea salt, then GENTLY massage with a wet washcloth or fingers.
Focus on the T-zone and cheeks, but avoid the eye area. After one or two minutes, rinse with cold water to tighten the pores.
It is important to do this regularly, or face-creams will not penetrate.
You can do this maximum once per week.

Bath Cookies
2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch

Friday, December 17, 2010

Healthy Hair Care Tips

Here are some basic hair care tips that you can use to improve the health and look of your hair.

• A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair.
• Get enough sleep.
• Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair.
• Avoid puting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head.
• Swimming
Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water.
• When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming.

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Spots

The following are some natural home remedies that may be useful to clarify the pigmented spots that arise as a result of acne. If you are currently following a specific treatment for acne, consult with your dermatologist if you can apply one of these home remedies. 

Honey is also used to help match the color of the skin. To do this, apply a little honey directly on the face and leave at least half an hour.

Yogurt mask
The yogurt also can whiten the skin. Should be applied on all skin and leave at least half an hour so you can shed some light on the tone of the spots.

Acne/Pimples Treatment

 A smooth and beautiful face can be achieved by following some very simple natural beauty tips! I’ll be sharing these tips with you from time to time.

Do you know that simply using tomatoes can solve the problem of acne and pimples?! Yea, it works for me. Just wash your face and pat dry. Cut a red tomatoe into 2 so the juicy pulp is visible. Rub the juice all over your face avoiding the areas very close to the eyes. Allow to dry. Leave on for 1 hour and then rinse off with slightly warm water (not hot please) and cold water afterwards.

Make this a weekly routine, about 2 times a week, and you will be sure to keep pimples and acne far away and have a smooth and beautiful skin instead.
Now go and put this into practice till i come back to share another tip with you soon. Cheers…

Washing Your Hands

As you go about your normal business everyday, your hands come in contact with all manner of things.
These can transfer dirt and bacteria to your hands. It is therefore important to wash your hands as many times as you can during the day, but most importantly, as soon as you get home from wherever you have gone to.
Even if you wouldn’t want to take your bath immediately, please make sure that as soon as you drop your bag, go to the bathroom and wash your hands with soap and water.