99 cent stores have a lot of benefits. They sell the basics that everyone needs. Cleaners, kitchen supplies, tableware, makeup, electric cords, and a lot more. And what is more, they sell it at a very cheap price. Hence the name. Whereas regular supermarkets will sell different brands of the same product at varying prices, allowing you to compare and match. But those prices can not match up against the 99 cent store prices. The thing is, much of what 99 cent stores sell you are pretty much cheap knock offs of the original product. These cheap knock offs are also made with very cheap material, which can be bad for you health and the environment as well. While a lot of the deals are great and perfect for a family on a budget or a broke college kid, there are some products that you will wand to avoid.
Even though baking soda can be found in every home, only a few people use its full potential.
Namely, despite its well-known properties for cleaning, baking, and scraping, baking soda can be used in various other ways, especially to promote overall health.
Far from just a flavoring for candies, the therapeutic effects of fresh peppermint leaves and peppermint essential oil have been known since ancient times, and its aromatic aroma has come to symbolize hospitality in many cultures. According to GreenMedInfo:
“Dried peppermint leaves have even been found in several Egyptian pyramids carbon dating back to 1,000 BC.”
The gallbladder plays a central role in maintaining a healthy digestive profile. This tiny organ is located just below the liver and is essential in releasing bile into the digestive tract in order to metabolize food.
It is estimated that 20% of the world’s population will develop gallstones in the gall bladder at some stage in their lives. This figure does not take account of the numerous stones that accumulate in the liver and its ducts, given that the liver produces them in the first place, and then travel down to the gall bladder. I have personally witnessed the removal of gallstones from hundreds of patients – some of them had gall-bladder symptoms but had no positive results from an ultra sound scan. Most, however, did not have any symptoms at all, yet would flush out literally hundreds of stones – no exaggeration! One woman in her 50’s had three scans and the radiologists found nothing. She had pains in the gall-bladder region for 20 years. When she did the gall bladder flush she removed 430 stones the first time around, and about 300 the second time!
Women all around America and other industrialized nations are told that regular mammograms are the best approach for early breast cancer detection (1, 2). A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that looks to find tumorous growths that are otherwise undetectable in a physical exam. New research has revealed how dangerous mammograms are.
Refined sugar was not consumed on a daily basis until the past 100 years. Before that, it was a treat afforded only by the very rich as sugar cane was a difficult crop to grow. In the past 100 years, rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases have skyrocketed.
Though they may look the same, not all pine trees are equal. Such is the case with the Siberian Fir tree (also known as Abies Sibirica). To the Sumerians, whose civilization was a precursor to the modern world yet remains clouded in mystery, the Siberian Fir was a sacred tree. It was viewed as a symbol of power, grandeur and immortality. This is confirmed by writing on clay tablets from about 7,000 years ago.
The reason ancient cultures valued this pine so highly was due to its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Sumerians would make broths, compresses and primitive Band-Aids with the oils and saps from this tree. The anti-bacterial and fungal properties of the Siberian Fir are amazing. In fact, in forests where this tree grows, the air is basically completely free of microbial pathogens.
You have to understand that thyroid problems are much more common than most people think, and they often go undetected. It is possible to have a thyroid problem causing wrinkly hands or fingertips. It is more common in hypothyroidism, which means your thyroid gland is not as active as it should be. Many experts are of the view that you are likely to have wrinkly fingertips due to hypothyroidism because it slows down your metabolism and lowers your body temperature as well. With your body temperature going down it is natural for blood vessels at the top of your fingertips to constrict to prevent loss of heat. This constriction pulls the skin down and produces an appearance of wrinkles.
It’s time to go back to making salads the old-fashioned way. It takes a little more work, but after the umpteenth outbreak of food poisoning from bags of freshly washed greenery, I think it’s time we all stop eating bagged salads.
You may have noticed a growing interest in collagen products in recent years. For decades, cosmetic companies have included collagen in anti-aging lotions and creams with the promise that by applying collagen to the skin, it will penetrate and replace lost collagen due to aging, sun exposure and toxins found in our environment and unfortunately even food. However, as most specialists and dermatologists will tell you, save your money!