Self-Improvement and Interesting Knowledge

In this section you will find many natural cures that I hope will help you to deal with health problems that tend to come up in your life. What I mean by natural cure is not essentially cures that are only made up of herbs and health plans but cures that can provide relief of many health issues without you needing to buy some drug or another from the store.

Some of these cures are personal in that I have either come up with them myself or have a lot of experience in using them. Others I have never used but I have met the people that have tried them and they have been successful for them. There are all also some cures mentioned here that I have not used myself but that are recommended by what I would call very trusted sources. Here you have a bank of knowledge where you can come and see if you can find a simple and natural cure for a health problem that you might be having.

I am not a doctor, so I do recommend that you check with your doctor before you try anything you’re not certain about. It is always a good idea to check with a professional before you try something that is new to you and that might affect your health adversely. This is especially the case if you suffer from some kind of chronic problem.

  • How to Heal a Sprained Joint

    A sprain can be a very painful thing. The sprain of any joint can tear up the tissues around the joint causing a lot of swelling and redness. Depending on what joint you sprain, you can be out of circulation for a while and it can be costly depending on what you are doing in your life at the moment.I remember as a child I would be spraining my ankles almost every month. There were times when I had to be taken to special bone setters because I would actually dislocated bone on some occasions. When I wasn't spraining an

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  • How to Cure Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    I live in the great White North. It's a great place to be for the most part because it is fresh and clean, a place where the power of nature still reigns, and her splendor is still in great evidence. Unfortunately living in the great White North means that I don't get very much sunlight throughout the year. I have a naturally dark complexion, and as a result I suffer yearly from ‘seasonal affective disorder’. Because this is the case I have learnt some techniques and created others to deal with this pressing disorder that affects many people throughout the

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  • Natural Cures for Spring Time Allergies

    It is a wonderful thing to see the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The budding trees and the blooming flowers can be wonderful for the emotions after a long gray winter. Unfortunately many have mixed feelings about the coming of spring because its arrival means that allergy season is now in full swing.Many people suffer from an allergic reaction of some kind or another when spring hits. Allergic reactions happen because your immune system over responds to all of the new material in the air. As the pollen and mold spores begin to fly, people's noses get

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  • Ways to Combat Anxiety

    Anxiety is the one key symptom of stress. Whenever you dread some event and you feel your heart pounding, your hands sweating and your head throbbing, you are experiencing anxiety. It is normal to feel stress but if you are constantly nervous, worried, uneasy, or fearful, you may have some form of anxiety disorder. Some of the symptoms of anxiety are: dry mouth sweating irregular heartbeat breathing difficulties muscle tension or trembling insomnia headaches dizziness The modern urban dweller experiences some form of stress every day. It is therefore no surprise that many people suffer from some kind of anxiety

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  • Cures for Constipation

    Constipation can be a very difficult thing to deal with. This type of irregularity can make you feel very uncomfortable which can affect all aspects of your life.Constipation is basically infrequent bowel movements. Your stool is usually hard and it's difficult to pass through your system. Never judge your bowel movements against someone else though because what is infrequent for one person might not be frequent for someone else. I think a good rule is that if you have less than two bowel movements a week, you have a constipation problem. Here are some of the symptoms that you might

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  • How to Relax

    Relaxation is the key to everything, and the ability to relax is critical if you wish to maintain a healthy body. Hypertension and stress are like invisible wounds that rob the body of energy, allowing dis-ease to enter your body thus making you sick. It is also imperative in any game or sport that you maintain a deeply relaxed body and mind. Without relaxation, your body will be slow, stiff, easily overcome or damaged. If the mind is not kept totally relaxed, it will not be able to act spontaneously and quickly to the ever changing present moment. In other

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  • How to Breathe Properly

    The very first thing that you do when you begin life is take a breath and the last thing that you do upon your death is to exhale. To say that breath is the be all end all of existence is not an overestimation. To truly cover the marvel that is the living breath, would require a volume of books but I hope to give you a basic understanding of and the importance of the proper method of breathing. Your breathing regulates and controls every single function in your body. This is something that the East has known since time

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  • Increase Metabolism and Lose Fat Fast

    There are a lot of people who would love increase their metabolism. Having a high level of metabolism enables you to burn fat and lose weight fast with the least amount of activity. Metabolism is the chemical process that occurs in living organisms, resulting in growth, production of energy, and elimination of waste. The most important factors in the rate and strength of your metabolism are muscle tissue and activity. The more muscle that you have, the more energy that you burn. The more activity that you do, the more energy/calories that you burn. How much you eat, what you

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  • How to Beat Insomnia

    It is essential that you have a good nights sleep, so that the body and mind can recuperate completely from the stresses of the day. When you have had a good nights sleep, it is much easier to wake up in the morning and you find that you begin your day with a feeling of well being. The person that has a good sleep, thinks and acts with the full measure of his or her faculties. A person’s exterior aspect, also reflect the benefits of a good sleep. The person that is able to sleep normally and well appears fresh

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  • Stop a Headache with Visualization

    I inherited the headache gene from my mother. I’ll get headaches when I’m not eating right, not drinking enough, sleeping enough or if I’m stressed. Sometimes they are mild, the kind you can ignore. Other times they make it hard to concentrate on anything, and all I want to do is lie down and try to sleep so the pain will go away. In cases like these even pills can’t take the edge off. But I found something that does help and in many cases cure my headaches. The great thing about this technique is that you don’t need to

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  • Increase Your Energy

    In our modern and frantic world, lack of sleep and 12 hour work days are becoming the norm. In order to survive the incredibly taxing modern schedule, the average person has resorted to coffee, cigarettes and drugs of all kinds. We have so much to do but we lack the energy needed to get it all done. Four cups of coffee a day does not make for a healthy lifestyle. And the excessive toll that the nervous system endures can be fatal in the long run. Is there a way to increase your energy? Is there a way to help

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  • How to Sit Properly

    Personal posture is such an important thing to the health and well being of the body that it seems almost criminal that it is not given more attention. You are essentially a physical structure like a house or a bridge and just like these structures, your alignment must be perfect or else you will begin to feel stress that will eventually lead to a structural collapse. Certainly you are a moving object unlike a static building, you also have amazing powers of self healing but if you continue to defy the laws of nature, as they apply to all the

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  • Increase Your Energy Part 2

    As I had discussed in part one of this article, modern man suffers from a serious lack of energy. I had mentioned our incredibly hectic modern pace, our lack of proper sleep, and our bad diet. Certainly, these are clear reasons for our energetic lack but aside from maybe learning to develop a better diet, there is very little that most people can do to help their current lot. If you can, do slow down. But as I say this, I know that most people will not heed my advice. There are also a majority out there that could not

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  • Learn From the Joker and Cure Yourself with Laughter

    I would imagine that many of you have seen the Batman movie, “The Dark Knight”? In it Heath Ledger gives the most outstanding interpretation of one of Batman’s most sinister villains; The Joker. The Joker is an incredibly evil creature that is the embodiment of contrast. He is at once seemingly insane, yet at the same time he is seemingly a man of great vision and dark wisdom. Heath Ledger did a perfect job in capturing the essence of that malicious trickster spirit. He was able to bring forth the madness and the wisdom that is the essence of the

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  • The Perfect Breakfast

    I wanted to write down my typical breakfast, or lack thereof really. I hope that it will help you to figure out a way to best start your day. I put it together to get a real good jump start in the morning. I have a pretty tricky stomach and I have to always make sure that I consider the many things that tend to upset it. I don’t actually eat anything in the morning, I usually have a hot stimulating drink and some supplementary pills . I find that I am usually not very hungry first thing. I also find

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  • If You Are Having Trouble With Your Diet, Remember that You Are What You Eat

    It is a natural desire to be healthy and strong. It has become a trend to become healthy and that's a good thing. More and more people are engaging in regular exercise and more and more people are watching their diet in order to better their health and increase the quality of their life. If you are finding it difficult to maintain a proper diet, it might be helpful to you to realize that you are your food. Some might think that this is a bold statement, a bit of a lark; that you are your food. But this is

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  • Ways to Improve Your Vision

    If you are a person that wears glasses or contact lenses, you are not alone. According to the vision Council of America, about 75% of the adult population wears some kind of vision correction device; either glasses or contact lenses. That's a lot of people and it seems to be a trend that seems to be going up not down.   While there are methods out there that propose to help you get rid of those glasses, in this article I want to focus more on eyestrain. You will find though that if you use some of the information herein

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