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Home remedy for removing varicose veins permanently

Most think that only surgery can help with the treatment of varicose veins. How many would agree that apple cider vinegar can not only help deal with it? But can also treat varicose veins?

Consider fat loss instead of weight loss and see effective results

Consider fat loss instead of weight loss and see effective results

How to learn being more grateful and why you should do it.

It is said that being grateful has tremendous health benefits. Are you grateful? Do you know why it is good to be grateful? It is a sure fact that in life we both find a lack and an abundance.

Home remedy that promotes hair growth

If you are one of the people that worry about the health of your hair. This article is just for you. As I am sharing a natural safe home remedy that has so many nutrients for your hair. All you need is two ingredients. You probably have it already in your kitchen.

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Heart health changes that should be implemented daily

Your heart. I am not thinking of your feelings or your love for someone. But about heart health. It does affect everyone especially if we don't choose a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Treating a wound the natural way. What should you do?

What do you do if you have a wound that does not want to heal? How do you treat it? Truth is most of us believe using a product such as Dettol Savlon or any other antiseptic liquid alike is good to disinfect a wound. But here is the part you probably didn't know. As good as these products are. It has a troublesome side too. It kills all bacteria. Meaning those good bacteria too. So with that in mind. I want to share a few ways that is safe to disinfect a wound. The natural way.


The first way. Vinegar 

This one applies especially if you have to deal with a wound that doesn't heal easily. Spray vinegar. Just two three squirts is enough. In small amounts it kill the bio-film that is preventing a wound from healing. How do you know that your sore has bio-film? By the dark red color. That some will describe to have a shine on it. But either way. It doesn't have that light pink color that a wound would have otherwise. And obviously isn't easy to heal.

I have not used this method as I prefer salt water. But am told that it will sting because of the acidity of the vinegar.

The second way. Salt.

If you are a loyal reader of this site. You would have read that salt is one of the most natural ways to disinfect.

1 teaspoon (5ml) salt
500 ml boiled water. Cooled down.

Mix everything in a bowl. Wash the wound with the salt water. Dry the area gently. 

Use this salt water mixture to kill all the harmful bacteria while protecting the good ones. This advice was given to me after I had to treat a wound.

The third way. Raw honey.

Honey can actually heal a diabetic wound. 
Honey is one of natures most potent antibacterial products that few probably will consider when dealing with a wound. If you apply raw honey on a wound it will kill the harmful bacteria and even help the wound to heal. 


What else can be done when dealing with wounds?

Depending on the wound and the person. It is also good to have high protein meals as it encourages wounds to heal fast. Protein is the building blocks of your body. Protein is a must for someone that has a wound that needs to heal. So whether you are a vegetarian or not. Fill up on those proteins. Whether it be peanuts meat or any other source. You will find that it helps the wound to heal faster. 

Please Note

But take note. This is very important. If you are dealing with a wound that does not want to heal no matter what you do. It is absolutely important to see a doctor. It can tell you something is wrong and needs attention. 

This article is based on two things. Personal experience that I know works. And advice from a lady that deals with wounds all the time. A lady that deals with diabetic wounds. So as I share it. I know it really works. I too used products like Dettol and Savlon thinking I am doing the right thing. But after my conversation with the lady I realized that it isn't the wisest thing to do.

I hope this article is helpful and answered your concern. If you have any questions comments or suggestions. Feel free to comment below or contact us.

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Sunday, 1 March 2020

Making your own Kombucha tea at home. The health craze that took the world by storm

And finally as promised here is the recipe to make your own Kombucha at home. If this is the first time you are here on this site. Please check the article about what you have to know before making Kombucha if this will be the first time you make it. As it is vital to know the do's and the dont's when making Kombucha. And if you don't have scoby that is needed to make Kombucha. Please check the previous article. It tells how to make your own scoby for Kombucha at home. 


Why would it be considered good to drink Kombucha. Known as the tea that has been fermented with mother of mushroom. Because of the scoby. Because this sweet healthy drink that has lower amounts of sugar. But is also good for gut health. It is filled with Vitamin B, antioxidants and also folic acid. Kombucha tea is also full of probiotics. Among other things. 


How to make Kombucha at home.


Ingredients


  • 3 liters water, boiled. You can use filtered water.
  • 5 tea bags. It can be green tea, rooibos or black tea. The choice is yours.
  • 1 cup Sugar. Raw or white sugar. Again your preference
  • 1 Scoby. Do remember if you don't have scoby the previous article gives you the recipe to make your own home made scoby.
  • 1 cup Kombucha is needed from the previous batch.


Instructions

Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan. Place it on the stove. Let it simmer on low heat until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat. Now add the tea bags and let it cool down for up to an hour. 
Remove the tea bags. Leave the mixture to cool till it reaches room temperature. Now make sure to use a sterilized glass container for the next step. Add the freshly made tea in the container. Add the scoby and the Kombucha tea. Place a dish towel over and make sure to place a rubber band to secure the towel in place. 

Place the freshly made Kombuca in a warm place, but make sure it isn't in direct sunlight. The room should be between 24 to 32 degrees Celsius. Leave the mixture for minimum 10 days. Do not disturb it. Just let it work it's magic. 

Remember that a new baby scoby will develop in this time. It will have a sour taste because the scoby will feed on the sugar that was added. Which is why the sugar is a vital step in making Kombucha. It will be ready when the sour taste is fully developed. Strain the Kombucha. You can use a plastic sieve. or you can use a coffee filter. But do not. I repeat do not use anything metal! 

It is important to leave the scoby and one cup of the Kombucha to start making a new batch Kombucha.  

Please note that when a scoby is forming it will start to look a bit gelatin. If it should start to form mold you should throw it away as it can be harmful. The harmful mold is known as Aspergillus.

With all that said. I hope you will discover why it is becoming one of the most popular health drinks. If you have any questions or have a comment. Feel free to comment below or contact us.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Making your own Scoby for Kombucha at home

As the last article mentioned today we will discuss making Kombucha. But after intitial thoughts I decided it is best to discuss how to make your own scoby for Kombucha. Which is off course the most important part of Kombucha tea. The big secret. You can purchase scoby or get at least a quarter from anyone you know. But I think it is best to give an article on growing your own scoby for Kombucha.
Please read the previous article if you want to make your own Kombucha. As it is good to know the precautions to take before making this wonderful and healthy tea at home.

Process to make Scoby for Kombucha.

It is vital to purchase a bottle of raw unflavored Kombucha. As that is what you need to grow your own scoby. Also known as mother of mushroom. Pour the kombucha into a container or jar. Preferably glass. Now leave this aside for now as we continue the next step. 


Use a separate container, jar or cup to make your own tea. Make 1 cup tea. Whether it is green tea, black tea or rooibos. It is your personal preference. As each has their own unique health benefits. Pour hot water into container. (just 250 ml to 300 ml will be enough) Now add sugar. 2 table spoons should be enough. The sugar is a vital part of the process. The scoby feeds on the sugar so do not leave the sugar out of this process! Leave it to cool down until it reaches room temperature. When it is cooled down add the freshly made tea to the Kombucha. Now make sure to cover the container with a dish towel. You can use a coffee filter too if you prefer. But make sure it is sealed tightly with a rubber band. This whole process should be kept very hygienic and clean! 

Place the tea in a warm spot. Temperature should be between 68 to 85ºF . (20 to 29ºC) But out of direct sunlight. It must be left for at least 7 days so a new scoby can form. After a week you should see what is called a baby scoby as it develops on the surface. 
So how should it look? 

A Scoby when it is starting to develop looks translucent and clear. But as time passes it start to change color looking less translucent and clear, white and thicker. It starts to look like gelatin. Leave the scoby to form till it is at least a quarter inch thick before making your own Kombucha. This process can take a month. If after three weeks you dont see a scoby forming you can throw you can start this process over. 

Next article will share the Kombucha recipe. As the first article mentioned why it is good to make Kombucha. Also the precautions. This article is about the process to make the scoby that is need to Kombucha. And the next article will be about the process to make your own Kombucha at home. With the scoby we just created. 

I hope this article and the other articles helps you in attaining better health. But also a more rewarding lifestyle. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions. Feel free to comment below or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you. Our readers.  

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