? EAT FISH
Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.
HAY FEVER ? EAT YOGURT
Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.
TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA
Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses my appetite and keeps the pounds from invading. Green tea is great for our immune system)!
INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP ?) HONEY
Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
ASTHMA ? EAT ONIONS
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (when I was young, my mother would make onion packs to place on our chest, helped the respiratory ailments and actually made us breathe better).
ARTHRITIS ? EAT FISH, TOO
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system)
UPSET STOMACH ? BANANAS - GINGER
Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
BLADDER INFECTION ? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.
BONE PROBLEMS ? EAT PINEAPPLE
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME ? EAT CORNFLAKES
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.
MEMORY PROBLEMS ? EAT OYSTERS
Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.
COLDS ? EAT GARLIC
Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)
COUGHING ? USE RED PEPPERS
A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.
BREAST CANCER ? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
Helps to maintain estrogens at healthy levels.
LUNG CANCER ? EAT DARK GREEN & ORANGE AND VEGGIES
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.
ULCERS ? EAT CABBAGE ALSO
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.
DIARRHEA ? EAT APPLES
Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment)
CLOGGED ARTERIES ? EAT AVOCADO
Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE ? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.
Kiwifruit: But mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fibre. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits &protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you..they're high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young.........blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field........they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies)
Orange : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.
Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant.. Other nutrients
found in watermelon are Vitamin C &Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn suv rays)
Guava &Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation.
Papaya: is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)
Tomatoes: are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus Get rid of unsightly toenail
fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful
antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps,
hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground
Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the
splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's tomato paste swelling cure...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato
paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain
and bring the swelling to a head.
Disinfect a Broken Blister
Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.
Vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness
and speeds up the healing process.
Kills Fleas Instantly
Kills fleas instantly Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a
few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly.
Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
Arthritis Pain Relief
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief...It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix
2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the
microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your
hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
Headache Pain Relievers
Did You Know that Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side
effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Soothe for Burns
Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for
Clear Up Stuffed Nose
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong
Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish
in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply
it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles
Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and
take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria
Cure Urinary Tract Infections
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two
tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost
instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this
Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of
honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps
the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Keep Eggs Fresher, Longer
Don't store eggs in your fridge's egg holder leave them in the plastic or cardboard
container they come in. Eggshells are porous nd absorb fridge odors when you
store them outside their containers.
A Quick Fix For Zippers
Got a zipper that keeps unzipping? Spray a quick shot of hairspray along the teeth.
The zipper will stay zipped! P.S. -just be sure to protect the fabric alongside the
zipper by covering it with paper towels while you spray.
Another Use For Lemons
Before tossing out that lemon you've just squeezed, rub the bulpy side against the
bottoms of copper pots-it'll take the tarnish away in an instant!
Keep The Dust Off!
Mix four parts water with one part liquid fabric softener. Use this solution on your
dust rag when you wipe down your fridge, glass-topped table or any other nonwood
surface that's a real dust magnet. Dust will be less attracted to these areas because
the solution eliminates static electricity.
White, Bright Tennis Shoes
When washing tennis shoes, add a quarter cup of lemon juice to the final rinse
of the washing cycle, they'll come out sparkling.
Keep Cheese Fresher Longer
A few cubes of sugar kept in the same container as your cheese will keep mold
Loosen A Sticky Lock
Got a lock that sticks? Try this trick: place a drop of oil on the key and insert it.
A few turns will lubricate the lock, making it as easy to open as when it was new.
Here's an easy, environmentally friendly cure for stains on laminated countertops:
place a lemon halp, pulp side down, over the stain and leave it for a few hours.
When you come back, the stain will have been safely bleached away!
Banish Water Spots
If you're tired of scrubbing water spots from stainless steel sinks, create a
spot-resistant surface: after washing and drying your sink, polish the sink with
a few drops of baby oil and buff till it's shiny.
Shiny, Clean Showers
Keep tile and fiberglass shower walls clean! after washing well, apply a thin coat
of car wax and buff to a sheen. This will repel most soap buildup and whatever
does adhere will wipe off easily.
Shovel Snow With Ease!
To speed through even the toughest shoveling jobs with ease, try this: spray your
shovel with no stick cooking spray before heading outdoor. Snow won't stick!
Remove salt rings from boots and galoshes in a snap by wiping them with a cloth
dampened in a solution of vinegar and cold water. They'll look like new.
Use a squeeze bottle to hold cooking oil near the stove.
It's easier to use than big bottles and lets you use oil sparingly if you're watching
Easy Clean Windowsills
After washing windowsills, cover them with a thin coating of floor wax.
It protects the painted surface, prevents dirt from adhering and makes cleaning as
easy as a wipe with a damp cloth.
Deodorize Baby Bottles
To keep baby bottles smelling fresh, give them an occasional brushing with a
paste made of baking soda and water applied with a bottle brush, then clean well.
It'll deodorize them better than regular dish soap.
Tomato Paste Tip
Cut open both ends of a can of tomato paste and push all the contents out.
You'll have no waste and leftovers can go in a plastic freezer bag.
Sweet Smelling Cabbage
Do you avoid cooking cabbage because of the distinctive fragrance it leaves behind?
Here's a sweet smelling solution that'll let you put this healthy veggie back on the
menu: cook a stalk of celery in the pot with the cabbage and you'll have no more
Quick Cleanup For Scorched Pans
To clean burned pans, sprinkle charred areas liberally with baking soda, adding just
enough water to moisten. Let paste stand for several hours and you'll be able to lift
the burnt portion right out of the pot.
Safe Picture Hanging
Protect your walls when hanging pictures by heating the nail with a flame before
driving it into the wall. It will help keep your plaster from chipping or cracking.
Slice Hard Boiled Eggs With Ease
If the yolks of hard-boiled eggs crumble when you slice them, dip your knife
or egg slicer in cold water first, they'll slice cleanly every time.
Eliminate Fishy Odors
After cooking fish, get rid of any odor by placing a pierced lemon in the oven
at 300F for 15 minutes and leaving the door open a bit.
Summerize Your Keys
Before you head out for a boating or fishing expedition, poke a hole through
a large cork and thread your key ring through it, the cork will keep keys afloat if
they accidentally fall in the water.
Place a few damp sponges in the bottom of your produce bins, the added moisture
helps keep fruits and veggies fresher longer.
Easy Cake Icing
Want to get professional looking results when you ice a cake? Try putting the
cake layers in the freezer for 30 minutes before icing. This will prevent the tops
from crumbling so you can spread the icing on more smoothly.
Freshen Your Sink
Keep your kitchen drain odor-free by putting a handful of baking soda in the
drain and then washing it down with hot water once a week.
Repair A Chipped Sink
How can you repair small chips in your porcelain sink? Paint over the damaged
spots with automobile paint. You can find touch-up kits at your local auto-supply
Revive Silk Ties
If your silk neckties are looking a little wrinkled and tired, just hang them in the
bathroom while you shower. The steam will automatically "refresh" the silk.
Sweeter Smelling Baby Bottles
To rid plastic baby bottles of that sour milk smell, fill a bottle with warm water
and add one teaspoon of baking soda. Shake and let it sit overnight, then rinse
Clean Pans Easily
When washing pots and pans by hand, add a good splash of vinegar to your
dishwater, it's a great grease cutter.
If your just baked cake starts to stick when you're taking it out of the pan, just set
the pan over a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. The steam will loosen the
cake so it will come right out.
Get More Juice
Like fresh squeezed citrus juice? Follow this tip to get more juice out of your organges,
lemons or limes with less effort: before you cut the fruit, press down hard on it with the
ball of your hand. Roll it around on a hard surface such as a cutting board before
cutting it in half. Then squeeze the fruit as usual, you'll be amazed at how much easier
it is to squeeze and how much more juice you get.
If you've ever let your grill go for a while without a real scrubbing, you know how
hard it is to get rid of the gunk. Well here's an easy way to get your grill clean.
Working outside, place the grill rack on a sheet of heavy duty foil, spray it with
Oven Cleaner and let it sit for an hour. Then you wash it with soap and water using
a scrubber sponge. The grill comes clean, and you don't have to use a lot of elbow
Surprise Ice-Cube Garnish
Add a pretty touch to iced drinks with floral ice cubes. Use only edible flowers,
such as violets or rose petals. Just wash and place a flower in each compartment.
Fill with water, making sure the flower stays submerged, freeze and voila!
Stop Messy Boil Over
When it looks like a pot is about to boil over, try this pro kitchen trick, stir the
rapidly boiling liquid with a wire whisk. It stops the bubbles from rising while you
adjust the heat.
Recycle " styrofoam Peanuts"
Don't throw away those styrofoam packing "peanuts" they make great filler for
planters. Just put 2" of peanuts in the bottom of a large pot, fill with soil, then
plant. The peanuts give the soil good drainage so the plant doesn't become water
logged. The pot will be much lighter than it would be if filled only with soil.
Freshen up Your Car
You can rid your car of stale odors by tucking fabric softener sheets (the kind you
put in the clothes dryer) under your front seat and behind your visor.
Moisture Proof Your Vegetable Bin
To keep fruits and veggies fresh in the vegetable bin of your fridge, place a clean,
dry sponge at the bottom of each bin to absorb the moisture that tends to collect
Quick Shine for patent leather
To freshen your patent leather purse and shoes and bring back the shine, just
spray them with window cleaner and wipe with a soft cloth.
For A Pest-Free Pantry
Bug season is coming and if you want to keep the little pests out of your pantry
without using toxic sprays, try placing two or three bay leaves in all open containers
of flour, pasta, corn meal and so on. The critters can't stand the scent, so they stay
away. For extra protection, place a few additional bay leaves on each shelf as well.
You can remove stubborn spills on your
range or on your kitchen counter without
heavy scrubbing. Just place a wet, soapy spongr or cloth on the spot and let it sit
while you continue cleaning. After a minute or two, go back and just wipe the area
clean no elbow grease required.
Protect yourself from fleas
Sprinkle some BORAX on the carpet, and furniture. Let it sit there for 10 minutes
and vacuum. This will protect you from fleas for a good month or so..
Painless Bandage Removal
Before removing a plastic bandage, moisten the edges with baby oil or cooking oil,
then gently peel it off.
Clean Stained China
If the inside of your china teapot is stained, just toss a denture-cleaning tablet into
it and pour in warm water to cover the stain. Let sit for an hour, then rinse with
Clean Copper With ZEST!
Here's a way to get more use out of that lemon you just squeezed into your iced tea:
dip one half in salt, then use it to scrub your copper bottomed pots. The acidic juice
cuts right through the tarnish and the salt provides scrub power. When you're done,
rinse with warm water and dry.
Save The Roses
Don't toss roses that were snapped off the stems, create a floral display. Just fill a
shallow bowl with water and quarter teaspoon sugar, clip the stems off and float the
roses in the water. it makes an attractive centerpiece.
Prevent Cookies From Drying
To prevent cookies from drying, put bread in the cookie jar, the cookies absorb its
moisture. Whenthe bread dries, put in a fresh slice.
Homemade Ice Pack
Make an ice pack by mixing one cup rubbing alcohol with two cups water in a quart-size
zip-top bag. Store in the freezer. The mixture won't freeze solid, so it's easy to shape
around sore knees or elbows, and it can be reused.
Long Lasting Bouquets
Cut flowers will last longer if you cut them from your garden first thing in the morning
rather than in the afternoon. In the morning, flowers contain a higher percentage of
moisture, allowing them to last longer in an arrangement.
Place a mug of water in your microwave oven. Nuke the water for 3 minutes and let the
mug sit in the oven for 5 minutes with the door shut.The moisture condensing on the
inside of the oven will loosen all the stuck on food particles and wipes off effortlessly.
Great Baking "Dish" idea
Next time you make baked tomatoes or stuffed peppers, try baking them in a muffin tin
instead of a flat baking dish. The veggies will stay upright as they bake and keep their shape.
Quick Cupcake Garnish
No time to frost those cupcakes? About two minutes before removing them from the oven,
simply top each with a marshmallow it'll melt into a sweet, kid-pleasin topping.
Make Instant Pudding
Make instand pudding by pouring the milk and pudding mix into the blender and
whipping for two minutes. It turns out completely lump-free and sets in half the time.
Remove Crayon Marks
To remove crayon marks from your walls or furniture, lightly spray a little WD-40 on the
crayon and it wipes away easily. No more scrubbing till the paint comes off.
Remove Wall Paper
To remove wall paper, instead of buying the bottled chemical mix equal parts of vinigar
and hot water and sponge onto wallpapered wall. Let soak in for a couple of minutes. You
can use a sprayer instead of sponging Then after paper removed, wash down the wall with
vinigar water to make sure all the glue is removed. This works very well.
Clean Oven Rack
To clean Oven Racks, use a large plastic garbage bag, place oven racks on it spray with
oven cleaner pull the bag over and inside out, seal securly with tie and leave over night.
The next morning just wipe off with sponge. No fuss no mess. The racks are clean and with
Keep Fruit Fresh
Keep a small spray bottle filled with one part lemon juice to one part water in your
refrigerator. When cutting fresh fruit, spritz it with the mixture to prevent discoloring.
Got problems with ants? sprinkle baby powder where you see trails and along counter tops
ants pack up and leave.
To keep peeled apples from turning brown, simply soak them in sprite, 7-Up or any lemon/
lime soda for 10 minutes. They'll stay fresh-looking for up to three days.
Forgot to remove a cotton shirt from the dryer...and now it's one big wrinkle? Creases will
smooth out faster and easier if you toss the shirt and a damp bath towel back into the dryer.
Set the machine to "delicate" or "air-fluff", and turn it on for a few minutes. Iron as usual.
After cleaning the inside of your refrigerator or freezer, wipe the bottom, sides and shelves
with white vinegar and allow to air-dry. The vinegar will leave an acidic residue that
discourages the growth of mold and mildew.
Keeping a can of lighter fluid around the house is invaluable. It will remove wax and
crayon(without leaving the residue of WD40,or requiring a hot iron). It will also dissolve
gum. Finally, it is the perfect solvent for removing the adhesive residue left from tape or
from stickers on car window.
To get rid of your kitchen oder from fish and other lingering, simply slice a lemon, place
slices in a pie plate, and bake at 200 for about 20 minutes. Yucky smells will be replaced
by a 0wonderful,fresh scent.
Did you accidentally sit on a gob of already-been-chewed gum? Remove it from clothing
by covering the wad with a piece of wax paper, then running a warm iron over it. The sticky
stuff will melt onto the paper and peel off, leaving your garment gum-free.
To quickly remove the dirt and grime that collects on the bottom of your iron, sprinkle a
few tablespoons of salt onto the ironing board and run the hot iron over it.