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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Typical Teen Home Remedies

*vitamin A & vitamine E- once daily
*brown sugar- in face wash
*Grated cucumber- apply over the face, eyes, and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes
eating right & exercising- three meals a day, lots of water, avoid sugar, strong tea or coffee, condiments, soft drinks, candies, ice cream, refined & processed foods
*Hot Epsome Salt Bath- 2x a week, add 1 ½ kg (about 3 1/2 lbs, 6C) of Epsom salts to 60 L (16 gal) of water having a temperature of about 37°C (about 97°F). remain in the bath tub for 25-35 mins till sweating freely. After the bath, cool off gradually

Menstral Cramps
*hot compress- Soak a towel in warm water, wring it out, & apply to lower abdomen
*drink a lot of warm liquids- chamomile tea & honey, gingerroot tea

*aloe vera or vinegar- it will stop inflammation & pain
*mustard oil- rub on the affected skin & allow to it dry, this will take out the heat from the skin
*Baking Powder Bath w/ a few drops pf Lavender & Chamomile oil
*Do not use harsh soaps to wash sun burn

*Comfrey Tea- on the bruise will prevent discoloration of skin & reduce pain
*Ice Pack- reduce pain & inflammation
*Heating Pads- A day after using ice packs, apply heating pad to affected area, this will dilate blood vessels & improve circulation
*During the first 24hrs avoid activities that might increase swelling; taking hot showers, using hot tubs, or hot packs

Disclamer: I am not a doctor. If your condition worsens you should seek medical help

Source: www.home-remedies-for-you.com

Peace, Love, & Flowers

Friday, September 10, 2010

Banned Books

I saw an AARP Bulletin and it mentioned something about Harry Potter being banned on the cover so I looked at it & found a list of books that at one point were banned or had attempted to be by American schools & libraries. They include many classics like the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn for its adultuary theme, The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck for it's language, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe for being too political, I Know Why the Cage the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelo for too much sex. Remember these; The Adventures of Huckelberry Fin, Gone With the Wind, Of Mice and Men, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mocking Bird, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, In Cold Blood, The Color Purple, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl? Well they were all banned at some time for being socially offensive. The American Library Association annually sponsors (in part) a banned books week from Sept. 25- Oct. 2 that celebrates the first amendment draws attention to the harms of censorship. Imagine not being exposed some of these powerful works of literature. Life is not always kind & people should celebrate that they have the right to write and read about it.
Peace, Love, & Flowers