Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Extra ordinary uses.

A aspirin revive dead car batteries. if there's no one around to give you a jump start, you may be able to get your car going by dropping two aspirin tablets into the battery itself. The acetylene-salicylic acid will combine with sulphuric acid in the battery to produce one last charge.

B bicarbonate of soda: you don't need a plumber to clear a blocked kitchen drain. pour in 200g  of bicarbonate of soda follow by 200 ml of hot vinegar. give it several minutes then add a litre of boiling water.

C corn flour: knots in string or shoes laces can be stubborn to undo, but the solution is easy. sprinkle the knot with a little corn flour. it will then be easy to work segments apart.

D disposable nappies: I want to keep a plant water for longer? Before potting, place a clean disposable nappy in the bottom of the flower pot with the absorbent side up. It will absorb water that would otherwise drained way to keep the plan from trying out to fast.

Dental floss: which can be used as  strong and resilient thread for repairs.

E electrical tape: keep a reel of this handy to lift lint and pet hair from clothing and upholstery. Simply wrap your hand with electrical tape, with the sticky side out, and rub it against surface you want to spruce up.

F fabric softener sheets: prolong the life of your trainers. Drop one sheet into your whiffy shoes overnight and leave to neutralize the odours. Remember to take it out before you use them!

G greaseproof paper: keep cast iron pots free from rust by rubbing with a sheet of greaseproof paper, then placed a piece of paper between the pot and lid to store.

H hair conditioner: protect your shoes in bad weather keep salt and chemicals off them during the winter by lathering them with hair conditioner to protect them. It's a good leather conditioner as well. and hydrogen peroxide, left over from hair dying kits can come in handy if you spill wine on a white cloth.

I ice cube tray: here's what to do with left over red wine or white wine you don't want to finish. simply freeze the remaining into cubes. It will still be drinkable months later and can be used to beef up pasta sauce,  casserole or stews.

J jars: help your gloves to dry out by pulling each one over the bottom of an empty jar. stand the jar upside down on a radiator to dry them in an instant.

K ketchup: soak silver jewellery in a bowl of ketchup for a few minutes. Then use an old toothbrush to work ketchup into the crevices. rinse and dry.

L lemon: pamper your fingernails without the help of a manicurist. add the juice of half a lemon to 200 ml of warm water and soak your fingertips for 5 minutes. after pushing back the cuticles rub some lemon peel, back and forth against the nail.

M mayonnaise: massage this into your hair and scalp just as you would hair conditioner. Then cover your head with a shower cap, wait several minutes and shampoo. the result will give your locks a lustrous sheen.

N nail varnish: keep a shirt in good shape by putting a drop of clear varnish on the thread in the buttons. it prevents fraying.

O olive oil: make your own furniture polish, which is as good as any commercial products. mix two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice or white vinegar in a clean recycled spray bottle. than shake it up and squirt it on. leave for 2 minutes than wipe off with a clean cloth or paper towel.

P paper towels: these can keep frozen bread from getting soggy. place a paper towel in each bag of bread to be frozen. when you're ready to eat the frozen loaf, the paper towel will absorb the moisture as the bread thaws. 
And cedar pencil shavings can be sewn into little cloth sacks and use as sachets in drawers and wardrobes to ward off moths.

Q quickly: remove paint fumes from a newly painted room by leaving a cut onion in there overnight.

R rubber jar rings: if you have a rug that tend to skate across a polish wooden floor, keep it in place buy sewing a couple of rubber jar ring into each corner of the underside.
Rubber bands: can make a handy holder for your call visor. snap a couple around the visors to make a handy place to slip parking receipts,  directions and even your favourite cds.

S salt: remove watermarks from furniture by mixing a teaspoon of salt with a few drops of water to form a paste. Rub the paste gently on ring until spot  is gone.

T tights: bring out the shine in freshly polish shoes by buffing them with a scrunched up old pair of tights. it works so well you may never try another method.

U umbrella: sacrifice an old brolly to save your seedlings in winter. Open the brolly,  cut off the handle and place over the seedlings to keep the frost off them.

V vinegar: this can sooth a sore throat. Gargle with one tablespoon of salt dissolved in a glass of warm water.  Use several times a day if needed.

W WD-40: remove blood stains by spaying with wd-40 directly then washing as usual.  The wd-40 will lift the stain so it will come out easily.  Try to remove stains while it is still fresh. This should also work on lipsticks,  dirt,  grease and ink.

X excess sandpaper: sharpen your scissors by cutting through a sheet of fine sandpaper to keep them clean and Sharpe.

Y yoghurt: if your dog has developed a wind problem it may be down to a lack of digestive bacteria. Plain yoghurt can help.  Add 2 tablespoons of it to the food for cats or small dogs, with an extra teaspoon for medium and larger dogs.

Z zips: stitch a zipped pocket to the underside of your beach towel, just big enough for keys, sunglasses and maybe a few coins.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Can a fruit juice cure your health problems? But too much can be bad as well!! Remember fresh fruit is Always better.

Beetroot juice can protect you again dementia.
How it works: as it contains nitrate, which opens up the blood vessels, Boosting blood supply to the brain.

Pomegranate juice for prostate cancer.
How it works: pomegranate contains a cocktail of chemicals which appear to reduce cell damage and 
Potentially kill off cancer cells.
Also good for: fighting against heart disease and lowering bad LDL cholesterol.

Grapefruit juice for weight loss.
How it works: by aiding more efficient metabolism of sugar.
Also good for: help the body absorption of coQ10, an energy compound vital to our cells. But be careful if you are on medication, will interfere the medication, consult with your doctor.

Cranberry juice for urinary infection.
How it works: cranberry juice prevents the growth of bacteria E. Coli. Within 8 hours of drinking a glass of Cranberry juice, the juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract. However, the juice will not treat cystitis if the infection has already occurred and will exacerbate the Discomfort.
Also good for: raising the levels of good HDL cholesterol through high level of polyphenols, the antioxidants In the fruit; reducing the risk of gum disease and stomach ulcers (because of anti-bacterial benefits)

Apple Juice for Alzheimer’s.
How it works: apple juice contains a chemical called acetylcholine, which is vital for brain health.
Good for also: aids digestion and healthy bowel function thanks to its high fibre content.

Cherry juice for cramp and gout.
How it works: Montmorency cherries a tart-tasting fruit that is rich in antioxidants helps muscle pain recover Much quicker. It can also help ease the agony of gout by helping the body to excrete the uric acid link to Painful joints.
Recommended brand: cherry active concentrated juice-Holland & Barrett and vimto cherry juice- Tesco.

Orange juice for heart disease
How it works: orange juice contains an antioxidant called hesperidins, which improves blood vessel Functions.
Also good for: preventing kidney stones, citrates, a substance found in citrus juices, can help slow the Formation of kidney stones.

Pineapple juice for arthritis.
How it works: The enzyme bromelain, found in the flesh and juice of pineapple, helps the body digest Proteins and aids digestion, but also has other benefits. When taken on empty stomach, bromelain acts as An anti-inflammatory agent who has been shown to reduce arthritis joints pain and swelling.
Also good for:  help ease the symptoms of coughs and colds and thins the blood,
Recommended brand: Del Monte pure gold pineapple juice.

Acacia berry juice for cancer.
How it works: Acacia juice which is made from a berry found in South America, has very high levels of Antioxidants, more than any other berries. Drinking the juice daily can help prevent the development and Spread of cancer cells.
Also good for: aiding weight loss, it stabilizes blood sugar levels, so preventing appetite swings.
Recommended brand: the berry company acacia juice- Holland & Barrett.

Purple grape juice for memory loss.
How it works: contain brain boosting antioxidants.
Also good for: lowers cholesterol and can be as effective as a daily aspirin in helping to prevent blood Clots. The fruit contain higher levels of disease- fighting antioxidant compounds then red wine and apple Juice.

Coconut water for exhaustion.
How it works: Contains everything you need, fluid for rehydration, carbohydrates for energy and electrolytes (Body salts) to replace what’s lost through sweat.
Also good for: offsetting hunger pangs by stabilizing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure Thanks to its antioxidants.
Recommended brands: Vita Coco pure coconut water- Holland & Barrett.

Carrot juice for colorectal cancer.
How it works: Contains a compound called falcarinol, which fights cancer cells. Falcarinol is a natural Pesticide which protects the vegetable against fungal diseases.
Also good for: enhancing immunity (high level of vitamin C ) rich in vitamin A, aiding digestion. Does not Improve eye vision.

Tomato juice for sunburn.
How it works: contains a substance called, lycopene. It helps to protect the skin from sun damage.
Also good for: regular eating of tomatoes reduced risks of prostate cancer. (Evidence is inconclusive)

Blueberry juice for dementia.
How it works: substance in blue berries help keep the brain healthy. (Not sure what substance)
Also good for: stabilizing blood sugar levels, preventing food cravings that can lead to weight gain.

The Memory repair kit

Always losing your keys? or walk in to a room and forgetting what you went in there for? you are  not alone, as we  get older our memory starts to deteriorate. You can do something about it, like a walk in the park which can help short term memory as much as 20%.

so what's the cause? it memory our capacity, as we get older our frontal lobes changes, so making it harder to maintain attention and filter out what's important and unimportant stuff. women suffer memory loss after pregnancy, caused by surging hormones and high level of oxytocin. and during menopause, falling oestrogen levels affect attention, memory and ability to make meaningful connection between information.

what to do:
keep one calendar and make it your best friend, multiple calendar leads to trouble.

practice: play an instrument, learn a new language or do a puzzle, this exercise the brain and improving its functioning.

meditate: it helps thickened the parts of the brain's cerebral cortex that are responsible for decision making.

why your memory is mediocre:
you're too tired: being fatigued means we pay less attention to details. missing just an hour or two of sleep on a regular basis has devastating effect on our memory.

you're stressed: this affects the area of the brain ( hippocampus ) that regulates memories. when too much glucose is released due to extreme stress it destroys cells, and if the area is damaged it can't form new memories.

you've lost the knack|: now that we rely so much on our smart phones, laptops and sat navs, our memory muscles is woefully under-use, says experts.

feed your mind: boost your brain power by consuming more or less of...

Dark green veggies: they're good source of magnesium, which helps regulate the key brain receptors for memory.

oily fish: it's not just a myth! A study proved that eating fish at least once a week can help stave off memory loss.

Fats: monounsaturated fat in avocados, olive oil, nuts and seeds keep our brain smart.

Alcohol: studies reveal excessive drinking may cause memory loss, but its never too late, and kicking the habit now will make a difference.