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fruits, vegetables, cataracts

Cataracts are common occurrences among aging people. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 90% of people are affected by cataracts by the age of 85 years. They can occur among younger humans also. The exact cause of a cataract is unclear, researcher say that oxidation caused by free radicals damages proteins and enzymes in the eye’s lens. This occurs after proteins interlock to form a glaze over the eye lens.

Antioxidants slow down the process of ageing and are one of the best cataract foods. Food such as onions, garlic, celery, beans, seaweed, carrots, tomatoes, apples, and oranges are rich sources of antioxidants and most of these foods able to prevent cataract.

Beta carotene and vitamins E and C are also important food cures for cataract.

10 Foods That Help To Prevent Cataracts

1. Eating more fish, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids, also has been linked to potentially reduced risk of cataracts or their possibility.

2. Study found that higher intakes of vitamin C foods or the combined intake of multiple antioxidants reduced the risk of cataracts condition.

3. Spinach is a great source of beta carotene and antioxidants. Consume spinach every day to prevent formation of cataract in the eyes and it also improve vision.

4. Green tea is excellent source of antioxidants and great for general eye health and problems related to vision. Green tea can be taken 3-4 times every day to enjoy its health benefits fully.

5. Eat two or three cloves of raw garlic daily, chewing slowly, to clean the crystalline lens of the eye.

6. Taking vitamin A in large quantity is always recommended to get rid of eye problems. Taking one or two glasses of fresh carrot juice daily is very beneficial in treating cataract.

7. Soak some almond overnight. In the morning, peel them and chew slowly with a glass of warm milk. It cures every type of eye problem and strengthen the vision.

8. Wheatgrass juice is excellent home remedy for cataract, as it removes the haze from your eyes and improve vision.

9. Rosemary contains powerful antioxidants. It effectively deal with the problem of cataract. You can consume a cup of tea prepared with the use of rosemary, catmint and lemon balm on a regular basis to obtain fast result.

10. You can also use grapeseed extract to treat cataracts. Consumption of grapeseed extract may help in slowing down the growth of cataracts. Application of grapeseed extract may also help in the prevention of other eye related disorders.

czema Cream Recipe

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects 35 million Americans.

According to the National Eczema Association:

“Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.

It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different from one child to the next. Adults can develop eczema, too, even if they never had it as a child. “

The Mayo Clinic explains:

“No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps, moisturize your skin regularly, and apply medicated creams or ointments.”

In most cases, the commercial creams used to treat it are full of steroids and other harmful ingredients, that just numb its symptoms, but do not treat the root cause. On the other hand, the following natural homemade eczema cream is completely natural, so it can treat it in a safe and effective way.

Its base is shea butter, raw local honey, and coconut oil.

Shea butter is excellent for dry skin, as it moisturizes it, while coconut oil offers powerful antibacterial properties. Honey will kill any bacteria and prevent eczema flare up. Moreover, it contains essential oils that soothe skin infections.

Lavender essential oil has potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal qualities, while tea tree oil is another perfect oil for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.

You can also add geranium oil, and myrrh oil, which fight inflammation and infection in the body.

Here is how to prepare it at home:
Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe

  • 1/2 cup raw shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon organic, local honey
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops tea tree oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil and/or 5 drops myrrh essential oil (optional)
  1. Heat the coconut oil and shea butter together and add the honey. Stir well, and add the essential oils.
  2. Leave the mixture to cool, and stir it until it gets a lotion-like consistency. 
  3. Store it in a cool try area and apply it twice daily to the affected area.
  4. You will relieve the symptoms of eczema very soon!
Salt, Pepper, Lemon

In the season of flu and infections, it is of great importance to find a natural way to protect ourselves and prevent illnesses. Even though you are most often advised to use shots and antibiotics, it is a fact that you can use natural remedies against the flu which are proven to be even more effective.

Lemon juice is an extremely powerful agent, as it contains antibacterial, antiviral and immune-building properties. Moreover, it is abundant in bioflavonoids, pectin, limonene, citric acid, magnesium, calcium and vitamins , so it is beneficial against diseases and infections.

It also helps in the process of weight loss, as it stimulates digestion. Furthermore, lemon juice has a great number of other benefits and uses.

We will reveal 9 different and simple ways to treat and cure common colds at home using some of these 3 natural ingredients. Undoubtedly, the following recipes will provide remarkable results.

1. In order to treat your sore throat, you need the juice of one lemon, a bit of salt and ground black pepper. Mix these ingredients and gurgle. You can also eliminate a sore throat by using cold vinegar.

2. To open a blocked up nose – The following mixture will be extremely useful, it will cause healthy sneezing and will open the nose ducts. Simply mix equal amounts of black pepper, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom seeds, grind them to a thin powder and smell or inhale the mixture.

3. Mix lemon juice and olive oil to eliminate gall stones

4. Mix lemon juice and water and swish to relieve a sore throat or canker sores. In the case of tonsillitis, add some salt to the lemon juice and gargle.

7. To relieve asthma attacks – Black pepper can also help you reduce asthma attacks. You need to boil 8 to 10 grains of pepper, 2 clove buds and 10 to 15 basil leaves in water. Let the brew sit for about 15 minutes, strain it and add 2 spoons of honey. Also, you can add some milk, and drink it.

8. To treat a toothache – In order to eliminate the toothache, mix some ground black pepper with clove oil, and smear the ointment on the afflicted area.

9. Reduce a fever, fight the flu, relieve nausea, and lessen a chill by adding some lemon juice to your hot tea with honey, and also stop nose bleeding by applying lemon juice to cotton and placing it in the nostril

Moreover, mix lemon juice, salt and pepper and prepare a healthy drink that will eliminate the annoying cough. The following video will provide more tips to naturally cure the flu and avoid all its symptoms:

red wine, garlic

If you really care about your health and health, the next remedy is something you should always have at your fingertips.

It is one of the best natural remedies, which can work wonders for your health. Garlic serving drink improves the function of organs, purifies blood, and boosts the immune system along with blood vessels and heart.

On the other hand, it is a great natural remedy to speed up metabolism and promote the weight loss process. It cleanses your body and removes harmful deposits.



  • 12 cloves garlic peeled.
  • 1/2 liter of red wine.

Cut the garlic cloves into pieces and put them in a jar. Then pour the wine over them. Close the bottle and place it in a sunny place for 2 weeks. Be sure to shake the bottle every day. After 14 days, place it and store the liquid in a dark glass bottle. You should consume1 tablespoon of this drink 3 times a day for 1 month, and then take a break for 6 months.

red wine, garlic


This drink contains anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-cancer and antibacterial properties. Therefore, it is extremely powerful and beneficial. It provides the following benefits:
  • Treats inflammatory diseases.
  • Reduces cholesterol levels.
  • Eliminates toxins from the body.
  • Clean the blood.
  • Removes excess salt from the body.
  • Improves metabolism.
  • Fat burn.
  • Maintains health of blood vessels and heart.
  • Increases energy.
  • Increases stamina.
Red wine is a natural source of Resveratrol, which contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it can prevent the formation of blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and heart failure. On the other hand, this substance inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells and kills them while leaving healthy cells intact.

On the other hand, garlic improves the heart and health of the brain. It stimulates memory function and protects the brain against toxicity. In addition, it protects the cells of the body, prevents viral and bacterial infections, reduces levels of bad cholesterol and high blood pressure. Last but not least, it promotes the weight loss process.

stress, back pain, rashes

Some examples of external stress are financial concerns, family issues, a physical injury, poor work environment and challenges presented to your outer world. Internal stressors are related to physiological issues like emotional wellbeing, thoughts, infections, blood pressure concerns, poor quality sleep, chemical imbalances, etc.

When your body is under actual or perceived stress, your adrenal glands (which sit on top of the kidneys) release a variety of hormones/chemicals like adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. The one we measure in our practice is cortisol and this produced in abundance initially to deal with the flight or fight scenario.

Your adrenal glands will flood your body at first to deal with an acute risk. The issue with chronic fatigue is that if your body is always under stress, your adrenal glands can no longer keep up with the constant demands and you start producing less and less cortisol until you have no more left to produce. Once this happens, many people start feeling tired and weak.

Some of the issues that can be caused by adrenal insufficiency are:

  1. Musculoskeletal health imbalances
  2. Neural tissue health (memory loss, brain fog)
  3. Endocrine function (thyroid, ovarian hormone levels)
  4. Weight and fat distribution
  5. Detoxification issues
  6. Immune system deficiencies
  7. Carb metabolism
  8. Skin irritation and/or hives
  9. Headaches, aches and pains
My patients routinely list these on the questionnaires they fill out before they meet with our team.quality sleep, chemical imbalances, etc.

How Does Stress Affect The Body?

When your body is under actual or perceived stress, your adrenal glands (which sit on top of the kidneys) release a variety of hormones/chemicals like adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. The one we measure in our practice is cortisol and this produced in abundance initially to deal with the flight or fight scenario.

Lower Back

Lower Back

When I was in school learning about functional health and lab testing, I was suffering from lower back pain, but I could not pinpoint why my lower back was sore. I didn’t hurt it in hockey, karate or even lifting improperly. I was perplexed as my lower back was very stiff with limited mobility.

It was a mentor of mine in Doctor Jill Philo who informed me that my adrenals were exhausted from taking on too much and the symptoms were presenting themselves as low back pain. This is because as we mentioned earlier, the adrenal glands are located in the lower back region, and your body is one connected source.

The spine, tissues, fascia, organs, muscles, etc. are all affected when one area is out of balance. I finally found my answer, and now I had to heal my adrenals so my lower back pain would go away. I would see this in practice over the next few years with multiple patients complaining of the same discomfort.

How to Heal:

The first way to rectify this from a physiological standpoint is to find out how much cortisol, DHEA, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, melatonin you are producing so you can balance out your hormones. There is an excellent lab called the DUTCH panel which is the gold standard for addressing any deficiencies.

Depending on the results, Ashwagandha and Rhodiola are good for lowering high cortisol and licorice root and ginseng are helpful for increasing low cortisol. Always speak to your primary care provider on your particular case. The second way is to correct any physical abnormalities. You can do this by adhering to the proper posture when sitting, getting a deep tissue massage on the lower back and supporting the connective tissue where required.



The first contributor to poor gut health starts with ill-managed and chronic stress, which manifests in increased or severely suppressed cortisol. Increased catecholamines (a type of neurotransmitter) from stress also play a role in breaking down mucosal lining, which can be found all along your digestive tract from your esophagus (esophageal mucosa) to your intestine (intestinal mucosa).

Stress also has a direct impact on the nervous system as the Central Nervous System (CNS), and Enteric Nervous System (ENS) of the gut are intrinsically linked. One component that is being studied thoroughly is that inflammation of the GI (Gastrointestinal) tract can send signals to the ENS which in turn causes mood and behavioral changes in the brain.

Your digestive tract and nervous system also run very close to one another so that is why when you feel stress, you can also be constipated or have diarrhea. I see it all the time with patients. Stress is now being looked at as a contributor to gut dysfunction like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and food sensitivities.

How to Heal:

One way to improve your gut health is to have a balanced nutrition plan consisting of organic vegetables fruits and vegetables, quality protein and healthy fats like avocados, coconut oil, almond butter, olive oil and fatty fish. You can also add in fermented foods like kombucha and sauerkraut and quality probiotic rich foods like kefir or cultured dairy. These are helpful in healing compromised guts.



There is clear evidence that Cortisol has been shown to damage and kill cells in the hippocampus region of the brain responsible for memory. It has also been shown to cause premature aging of the brain. As discussed earlier, the gut and the brain are closely related, so the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis (HPAA) will release signals to the adrenal glands based on levels of cortisol and other chemicals in the feedback loop. The elevation or suppression of cortisol will disrupt this feedback loop and hence cause issues for the brain and body.

How to Heal:

So the question then becomes how to we bring back homeostasis to the gut, brain and lower back? What I recommend to all of my patients are the following stress reduction techniques. This includes meditation, yoga, prayer, spiritual guidance and quiet time.

It is a time where you start to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and regenerate the body. It is also an important time to connect with your soul and get incongruency for what you want to achieve in life. It can be a simple walk along a river, a hike through the forest, a nice warm bath with Epsom salts (magnesium based), yoga classes, twenty minutes of alone time in a quiet room, etc.

For me, I find the magnesium calms me, and I put on some theta state music to slow my brain waves down so I can listen to the quiet voice that directs my life. It is very important for everyone to do this and especially relevant for people with children, careers, etc. This relaxing time augments the healthy nutrition plan, exercise protocol and sleep regimen I implement.

burning coffee, mosquito repellent

Mosquitos are one of the most annoying things we have to deal with in summer.They can turn the most relaxed of yard barbecues into a craze of swatting and knee-slapping. And after that, there are allergies and severe viruses like Zika that can be transmitted by the irritating little buggers.

burning coffee, mosquito repellent

However, you know exactly what sucks much more than mosquitos? Some of the industrial repellants that’ll draw cash from your wallet over the summertime, specifically if you’re the outdoorsy type. Repellents likewise have the tendency to have more than a few hazardous impacts that occur from breathing them in. The option? Believe it or not is coffee grounds!

The EPA says coffee grounds work as a very reliable natural repellant that will keep many insects– consisting of mosquitos, wasps, and bees– away. Numerous pests have a very strong sense of smell, and coffee grounds, which are unbelievably strong-smelling when they burn, drive them insane.


The toxins that enter your body get filtered out through your liver first. Here are some foods you can eat to give it a helping hand.


Garlic might not be delicious for everyone, but it certainly is beneficial. It’s full of a chemical called Selenium that will keep your liver happy and healthy. It boosts the effects of antioxidants in your bloodstream and helps get rid of the toxins in your body faster.
One of the most beneficial substances found in garlic is the amino acid Arginine.

This helpful amino can bring down your blood pressure in your liver making it a lot more efficient at doing its job


Leafy green vegetables have a significant power in riding your body of harmful chemicals. They even help your body get rid of heavy metals and poisons from the environment.
A diet rich in leafy greens will improve the production of bile in your intestines which means you’ll have less chance that toxins will build up in your digestive system.

Try incorporating more broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower into your meals to help your liver create enzymes to keep you in top shape.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is full of healthy fats that take the burden off of your liver by absorbing toxins and helping remove them from your body. Don’t start guzzling down olive oil though. It’s best to be used in moderation and not as a supplement.


Grapefruit is a magnificent source of Vitamin C, but did you know it also contains a chemical that can repair your muscle tissues? It’s called Glutathione. Your liver naturally secretes this substance to repair your body. It boosts your immune system and can even help your body produce more proteins.

The average grapefruit contains a whopping 60 mg or more of this vital chemical.

Green Tea
Green tea is full of super-powered antioxidants. Catechins are among the best Flavonoids your body can use, and green tea is a great natural source of them.

It’s a popular opinion among researchers that green tea reduces your risk of cancer too. Drink up and enjoy some delicious green tea for your health!


Walnuts are very special when it comes to liver health. They contain Arginine, Glutathione, and precious Omega 3 Acids. It’s basically super-food for your liver. It’s also abundant in antioxidants as well, so you can enjoy them as often as you’d like.

Add them to your cereal and oatmeal for a great pick-me-up every morning.


Tumeric should be incorporated into everyone’s diet. It has such amazing anti-inflammatory properties that you would be crazy to not reap the benefits. It literally cleans your liver and throws your bile production rate into overdrive. It’s all thanks to the substance called Curcurmin.


Apples have vitamins and nutrients that our body craves. One of those building-blocks of life found in apples is pectin. It helps remove harmful toxins from your guts to keep you running strong and perky all day.


The vitamin C and citric acid found in limes helps dissolve toxins and makes it easier for your body to get rid of them. It’ll take the load off of your liver.

You can substitute with lemons if you’d prefer them.


Avocado is amazing. It has vitamins and Glutathione that you can benefit from every single day. It’s anti-inflammatory too. You’ll also get a healthy dose of vitamin E which can work wonders for your skin’s appearance. Not only does it help your liver, but it helps your entire body by reducing your cholesterol levels.

Which one of these foods could you incorporate into your diet? Let your friends know how easy it is to take care of your liver’s health with these super-foods.

Warm Water

An adult body consists of 60% water. We need to constantly replenish to ensure we’re hydrated and fully-functioning. We can go without food for several weeks, but a body without water will not survive for more than a few days. It’s a life source, and the importance of drinking water regularly cannot be over-emphasised.

The best way to ensure you get enough, is to start the day with a cup of warm or hot water. Physicians recommend starting your day this way, for a variety of reasons, including:

1) Warm Water In The Morning Has Healing Properties

Forget a cup of tea or coffee, with their tannin content, bleached tea bags, scorched coffee beans and additives (not to mention the sugar, sweeteners and whatever else). As well as being our natural life source, warm water is healing. It helps with digestion, and can reduce metabolic waste in the immune system (substances left over from excretory processes). These include nitrogen compounds, C02, sulphates etc…

Contrast this with the effects of drinking cold water (especially during or after a meal). Cold water can harden the oil in food you’ve eaten, creating fat deposits in the intestine. And even worse if you’ve added ice to the equation – this only serves to strip the water of its natural minerals, which are essential to keep the digestive tract healthy. One of the best health benefits of drinking warm water in the morning.

2) It’s An Internal Cleanser

A lovely, gentle way to get your insides working again. Liquids help food to break down in the stomach, and warm water in the morning will do this much more quickly than cold, making it easier to digest.

3) Hot Water = Healthy Hair!

The health benefits of drinking warm water in the morning for your hair lies in its ability to energise your hair’s nerve endings in the roots. It stimulates them into being more active, which in turn means your hair will be more vital and healthy. And it helps keep your scalp moisturised and dandruff-free too!

4) It Can Help Resolve Constipation

Little or no bowel movement is a common but difficult problem that can build up over time to cause numerous issues. It’s also frequently a problem with a change of routine – for example, people who may work shifts and can’t establish a regular pattern, or maybe when people travel abroad on holiday. From bloating and excess wind, through to sickness, lethargy and longer-term, more serious complaints, constipation is something that affects us all at some stage.

Bloating and straining could be avoided if we were adequately lubricated, so drinking very warm water in the morning on an empty stomach can help tackle this by breaking down foods and enabling them to pass smoothly through the digestive tract and bowel. In other words, remnant foodstuffs can decompose much more easily, making the movement of the particles smoother and less painful through the intestine. Result? Immense relief and avoidance of potentially harmful ailments like diverticulitis or cancer, in the future! This is especially helpful for women, who have so many more hormones than men to deal with.

5) Warm Water Alleviates Pain

The heat from warm water taken internally can alleviate a variety of ailments, from period pain through to headaches. With its calming effect on the abdominal muscles, it allows them to un-cramp and spasms to cease. The heat aids the flow of blood to the skin, helping it to relax the cramped muscles.

6) It’s Also A Huge Help When Trying To Shed Excess Pounds

Warm water will increase the temperature of your body. This in turn will raise your metabolic rate, which will then allow the body to burn more calories. The higher the rate, the more efficiently it can work. It can also help the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys to function even better.

7) Your Blood Circulation Will Improve

It’s all about the knock-on effect. The warm water helps the body process things better and faster. Muscles relax, free radicals and fat deposits are removed from the nervous system, toxins flushed out, and blood circulation is enhanced. This is great news for anyone with sluggish circulation, or who suffers from feeling lethargic.

8) Warm Water In The Morning Can Slow Down Premature Ageing

This is something everybody should know about – after all – who wants to look years older before their time? As we get older, the regeneration of the skin cells slows down. We lose elasticity and tone – it’s a natural process, but one that can be alleviated by following this advice. On the flip side – too many toxins in the bloodstream can lead to skin cells ageing faster, which obviously can make a person look older. It stands to reason then that by eliminating the toxins, you’re giving the skin cells a much better chance to renew at a normal level, repairing and preserving that all-important elasticity.

9) Warm Water Can Clear Nasal and Throat Congestion

Have you ever had earache which spread to the throat? Or felt blocked in the sinuses which then went on to cause ear ache? Ears, noses and throats are inter-connected, so chances are if one is hurting, it will spread to the other areas.

Whether it’s blocked sinuses, nasal passages or a sore throat – then warm water can help remedy it. The water dissolves phlegm, aiding its removal from the respiratory tract, another one of the amazing health benefits of drinking warm water.

10) It Can Help Eliminate Acne

Whether you’re a young person whose skin is breaking out for the first time, or an adult with late-onset acne, hot water can help as an internal cleanser, eliminating the root causes of acne-related infections.

Ways To Pep Up Your Morning Water

Hopefully by now you’ll be convinced of the major benefits of warm water in the morning, but if it’s not to your taste then why not try adapting it a little. Try a squeeze of lemon (tips on lemon water) for extra tang and freshness. Or if you really can’t bear it plain, then use a herbal tea bag – something like ginger or mint for a refreshing start. It’s just important that it’s warm or hot, in order to reap all the benefits mentioned above.

Ultimately – it’s all about keeping hydrated, keeping everything on the move, free of toxins and ‘bad stuff’ inside your body. And it’s a great way to start your day, knowing you’ve given your body the helping hand it needs to be the best it can be. Nutrition made simple. Enjoy the health benefits of drinking warm water in the morning and make it part of your Pro Gains meal plan.


Every woman’s dream is to get rid of the dark skin in the pubic area, which will get darker eventually. We all know that (as we grow older), our skin is exposed to all kinds of conditions and products, which stimulate the appearance of spots, dryness, blemishes, wrinkles, etc.… and eventually, it results in dry and darkened skin. There are many different cosmetic products that can help you with this problem, but the real problem is that these products can cost a lot of money. So, why wasting too much money when you can get the same effect with all-natural ingredients. In this article we are going to show you how to make the most powerful homemade remedy that can help you whiten the skin in your “private” area.

Lemon Juice + Coconut Oil MIXTURE

Did you know that lemon juice works great as a natural bleaching agent? The answer is YES and this means that it will help you get rid of all the blemishes. Coconut oil is a good skin lightener. You can use this ingredient to lighten your private skin, to lighten dark feet, knuckles and other body parts. Note: coconut oil will moisturize your skin, because lemon juice will leave it dry. Here’s what you need to do – just mix 3 teaspoons of coconut oil and juice from ½ lemon. Use this mixture to massage the skin between your thighs for about 15-20 minutes. After that, you need to wash it off with warm water. After that, you can apply olive or coconut oil to keep it moisturized.

Honey + Sugar + Lemon MIXTURE:

How this works – well, sugar will exfoliate the skin and remove any dead skin that might be present. Honey will moisturize the skin, and lemon will help you reduce the dark pigmentation. Here’s what you need to do – just mix 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey and lemon juice (1/2 lemon). Apply this mixture on the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then you need to wash it off with warm water.

Tomato + Potato Juice + Honey MIXTURE

This powerful combo will help you whiten the dark skin on inner thighs. This remedy is very useful for persistent dark spots. Here’s what you need to do – mix 1 tbs. tomato juice, 1 tbs. potato juice and 1 tsp. of honey. Rub this mixture on your dark thighs – gently. Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes, before washing it off with warm water.

Lemon Juice + Cucumber + Sandalwood

Did you know that sandalwood and cucumber work well as “natural cooling agents”, which can soothe the tender skin on your thighs? Here’s what you need to do – mix 1 tbs. of sandalwood powder, lemon juice (1/2 lemon) and grated cucumber. Apply this mixture on the affected area and leave it on until it dries off. After that you need to wash it off and apply some coconut oil.

Almond Oil + Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is awesome. It will help you reduce the inflammation and repair your skin quickly. It’s useful for all skin types. Almond oil is loaded with vitamin E, which means that it will help you lighten the dark skin on inner thighs. Here’s what you need to do – mix a few drops of almond oil and 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel. Apply this mixture on the affected are and wash it off when it starts becoming sticky

Honey + Orange Peels

Orange peels are very useful for this aesthetic problem, because they contain vitamin C that works as a natural bleaching agent. Here’s what you need to do – grate a half orange peel into 1 tsp. of honey. Mix well and apply this mixture on the affected are. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then you need to wash it off with warm water.

Other USEFUL Remedies:

  • You can always add lemon oil, when you’re taking a warm bath.
  • You can also use bathing soaps or scrubs that contain the licorice essential oil. Or, you can add this essential oil to your bath water.
  • Apply ACV on the affected area and let it dry.
  • Or, you can mix ACV and baking soda. Apply this mixture, leave it on for 20 minutes and then you need to wash it off with warm water.

Useful TIPS to PREVENT the dark skin on inner thighs:

  • You should stop wearing tight clothes, especially those made from synthetic fibers, because they will darken the skin on your inner thighs.
  • Lose weight.
  • You can always apply Vaseline jelly, to reduce the discomfort of rubbing thigh skin
  • Consume fruits and vegetables, and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. According to the experts, green leafy vegetables and fruits such as berries, oranges have antioxidant that are good for reducing discoloration of your skin.

14 Shocking Health Benefits of Sperm & Semen

Semen is the fluid or casing that holds sperm. Sperm is a cell that floats around in the fluid and reaches the egg to impregnate the female. Semen is quite nutritious and has a bunch of interesting properties. Semen needs to have all of the ingredients to transport sperm to the egg safely. It needs nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories in order for the female not to attack the sperm. We can use the benefits of semen for various health benefits! Read on to see how to utilize some of semen’s benefits.

1) Semen Is an Antidepressant

In a survey of 293 college women at SUNY Albany about intercourse with and without condoms, it was found that those who didn’t use condoms had lower levels of depression and better moods.

This is surprising because risky sex (i.e., without condoms) is usually associated with negative self-esteem and depressed mood.

Among women who “always” or “usually” used condoms, about 20% reported suicidal thoughts, but among those who used condoms only “sometimes,” the figure was much lower at 7%. Among women who “never” used condoms, only 5% reported suicidal thoughts [R, R].

Semen contains many ingredients that could be responsible for this effect.

Probably the most significant one is Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), which has potent antidepressant and cognitive enhancing effects.

Semen also includes mood enhancers such as oxytocin, progesterone, endorphins, prolactin, TRH, and serotonin.

2) Semen Is Anti-Anxiety

Semen includes anti-anxiety hormones such as oxytocin and progesterone. It also has serotonin.

Few people realize that a strong driving force of anxiety comes from oxidative stress, which is why it often goes along with brain fog and fatigue issues [R].

Semen contains a lot of antioxidants to combat oxidative stress.

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3) Semen Contains Antioxidants and Combats Oxidative Stress

Semen contains a number of antioxidants such as melatonin, SOD, catalase, GPx, glutathione , Vitamin C, vitamin E, pyruvate, and carnitine [R, R].

It also includes hormones/peptides that are antioxidants, such as NGF, oxytocin, and progesterone.

Semen contains uric acid, which is also an antioxidant, but I don’t know if it’s in a meaningful concentration to be medically useful.

4) Semen Is Antiinflammatory

I’ve suffered from a lot of inflammation until I went on the lectin avoidance diet.

Semen contains anti-inflammatories/immunosuppressants so that it’s not attacked when it enters the woman.

Nerve Growth Factor, oxytocin, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol, and certain prostaglandins are anti-inflammatories. TGF-beta in semen also helps create tolerance to proteins.

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5) Semen Contains Many Healthy Hormones

Semen has many good hormones that people are often low in:
  • Oxytocin – has anti-anxiety properties and helps with wound healing
  • Progesterone – has anti-anxiety properties 
  • Pregnenolone 
  • Melatonin 
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) 
  • Testosterone – women can have too low or too high testosterone 
  • TRH – an anti-inflammatory and mood enhancer
  • Cortisol – can reduce inflammation and can be good in pulses 
  • Estrone, estrone sulphate – good if levels are too low 
  • Estrogen, Estradiol, Estriol 
  • DHEA 
  • DHT 

6) Semen May Help Prevent Cancer

Studies suggest that semen might reduce breast cancer by “not less than 50%.”

This effect is attributed to various proteins, selenium, and TGF-beta in semen.

7) Semen Is a Cognitive Enhancer: It Contains Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is important for the growth, maintenance, and survival of neurons, including the axons (the part where the electrical signal passes). It also promotes myelin repair, which is the coating around the axons.

Rita Levi-Montalcini won a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor and she used NGF eye drops to increase her lifespan and health.

NGF is abundant in semen. Recent studies have found that it induces ovulation (the release of the egg from ovaries) in some mammals, which can help with fertility.

Stress and anxiety decrease NGF.

Low NGF levels are found in atherosclerosis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

NGF is an antinflammatory and antioxidant, and may be helpful for a variety of conditions including depression, MS, and schizophrenia, among others.

In case you aren’t in the mood for swallowing cum, other good ways to enhance NGF include yoga (even a single 20-minute session) and falling in love.

For the whole-fooders, green tea/EGCG and rosemary (carnosic acid) increase NGF.

For the supplement junkies such as myself, my favorite substances to increase NGF include butyrate, zinc, lithium, berberine, PQQ, vitamin D, and melatonin.

semen benefits

8) Semen May Keep Infections at Bay

Semen contains many proteins with potent antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

9) Semen Can Increase Lifespan

Semen contains spermidine, which has been found to increase lifespan.

Spermidine has also been found to reduce the amount of aging in yeast, flies, worms, and human immune cells by inducing autophagy.

Spermidine is a longevity agent due to its ability to regulate gene expression.

Other good sources of spermidine include grapefruit juice and tempeh.

10) Semen Can Prevent Hair Loss

If the men haven’t been paying attention, I believe I now have your listening ears.

Spermidine has been tested and discovered to encourage hair shaft elongation and lengthen hair growth. Spermidine has also been found to increase stem cells that lead to hair growth.

Your genes have a lot to say about your testosterone levels. SelfDecode lets you in on that conversation. It’s like having your own private geneticist on your computer.

11) Semen Increases Sex Drive

Semen contains testosterone.

Testosterone increases libido in both men and women.

Testosterone gets absorbed through a woman’s vaginal walls and even through the act of swallowing semen.

12) Semen Prevents Preeclampsia

I’ve spoken about inducing oral tolerance by ingesting a food with other substances.

Ingredients in semen such as TGF-beta can help induce oral tolerance.

When a woman swallows her partner’s semen, she will become tolerant to the proteins that are found in his sperm. This is thought to reduce the risk of preeclampsia .

A study shows that oral sex and swallowing semen may help make a woman’s pregnancy safer and more successful.

TGF-beta might also enhance brain function. High blood levels of TGF-beta are associated with increased thickness in certain brain regions in healthy subjects .

13) Semen Increases Fertility

Semen contains NGF, which increases fertility in mammals by increasing ovulation.

14) Semen Is Nutritious

I’d like to mention that most of the nutrients aren’t in meaningful concentrations when you look at each nutrient alone, but on the whole (no pun intended), it’s pretty good.

For example, a normal semen ejaculate contains 0.56 mg of zinc, whereas the average person gets probably 20 times that in their daily diet.

However, since the body only absorbs 20% of dietary zinc, the requirements for zinc should theoretically increase by approximately 2.5 mg after each ejaculation. But, if you are injaculating or swallowing, then you are getting some of that zinc back.

Zinc serves to help to stabilize the DNA-containing chromatin in the sperm cells. A zinc deficiency may result in lowered fertility because of increased sperm fragility. Zinc deficiency can also adversely affect sperm production.

Semen contains:
semen benefits

belly fat, lose weight, tummy

We are writing this article today to help you achieve a difficult goal, yet, not impossible. If you want to be successful and lose pounds and reduce your belly, you need to make an effort. By effort, we mean that you will need to choose a healthy diet and move your body. However, you do not need to do squats, lunges or jumping jacks, but you still need to move every day so that your muscles know that a transformation is coming. Our best advice would be to climb up the stairs or walk out in the park for 10 minutes every day so that you can start the weight loss process. We are offering you the best tips to achieve this goal. Just keep reading.

How to Reduce Your Belly Without Exercise

Get Enough Rest

Your body needs rest so that it can process the fat cells peacefully. Make sure you sleep for 8 hours and avoid stress.

Detox Water

You should consume detox water because it really works. You can use different types, like with cucumber, lemon, cinnamon, or other ingredients. This way, you will detoxify the body and boost the metabolism.

More Proteins and Whole Grains

You need to stop eating processed, sugary or junk food, otherwise, you will not be able to lose weight. Instead, you need to eat healthy and delicious dairy products (low in fats), chicken, veggies and porridges.

No Grapes or Bananas

They are natural, and full of vitamins and minerals, however, they are also rich in fats. Thus, you need to avoid them if you want to lose weight, or just eat them in really small amounts.

No Carbs After 3 PM

All the carbs you get into your body before 3 PM turn into energy, however, those that come after this time will turn into the body’s extra energy source, in other words, fat.

Decrease the Intake of Calories

Eat one meal every 3 hours and use small cutlery and plates. If you consume 2000 calories a day, you need to lower it to 1200-1500. This will be enough to lose weight.

Do Not Starve Yourselves

Last, but not least, we all know that if you do not eat, you will lose weight, however, this is not healthy, When you stop eating, the body will be frightened and it will protest in a terrible way. Also, after 2 months if you start to eat again, the body will remember the time when the consumption of food was limited and it will store the food for these times. Thus, this way, you can gain more weight than before.

If you have read carefully and you try all these tips we have suggested, we guarantee you that you will lose some weight and fast. Just try it. Good luck!

blackheads, egg lemon mask

Blackheads are tiny, dark spots on the skin, which usually appear on the nose area. Clogged skin pores which are a result of too much production of oil are the main culprit for the formation of blackheads. Even though they are not painful, they can make your skin look unattractive and unhealthy and lead to infections and acne.

Luckily, you don’t have to buy expensive beauty products because there is a natural homemade mask with only two ingredients that would not cost a fortune and that is very effective in eliminating blackheads. Here’s what you need and how to prepare it:

Anti-blackheads Mask Recipe


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice


First, separate the egg white carefully from the yolk and use a whirl for stirring it until you get a smooth texture. Then, squeeze out some lemon juice, add only one teaspoon to the egg mixture, and your mask is ready for use.

How to Use This Mask?

It is of great importance to have completely clean skin before applying the mask. Therefore, what you should do first is wash your face with warm water so that all the dirt comes out. The warm water will also help your pores to open.

Second, apply the mask to the entire face, except the eye area, using a brush made of natural hair. If the mask somehow ends up on the eye area you should quickly rinse with warm water.

Then, keep the mask for about 20 to 25 minutes so that it can do its magic. And afterward, peel the mask from your face.

At the end, apply a face cream. Chamomile based creams would be especially useful, but you can also apply the one that you normally use every day.

blackheads, egg lemon mask

Why are its Ingredients Beneficial?

The combination of lemon juice and egg white is extremely useful for eliminating blackheads.

Lemon juice contains citric acid and natural astringent properties that help to close the pores, thus removing the existing and preventing further formation of blackheads. It also penetrates deep into the skin and thus protects from bacterial infections by removing any kind of dirt, impurity, and oil. The nutrients found in lemons, such as calcium, potassium, and vitamin C, are also very beneficial for skin health.

Furthermore, egg whites are also beneficial for skin care and healthy skin complexion. They contain high levels of vitamins and minerals. The selenium found in egg whites prevents acne formation. Similarly, the protein also protects your skin from bacteria causing which cause acne. It also tightens your pores and decreases the appearance of wrinkles.

brittle nail, pitted nail, ridged nail, discoloured nail

Although most people don’t consider them important, our fingernails can actually tell a lot about our health. Any kind of change in the nails may indicate a certain disease or condition, which is why we need to pay more attention to them.

Take a look at your nails – have they changed their color or have dips and ridges on them? Are they thicker than usually or chipped? All these changes can indicate serious health problems and help you detect the problem on time. Here are 8 nail changes which indicate serious health problems:

Clubbed nails
Clubbed nails

If your nails are clubbed and “puffed” around the fingers, it may be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease, respiratory disease, AIDS or liver disease.

Dry and brittle nails
Dry and brittle nails

Brittle and dry nails are usually associated with hormonal imbalance or bacterial and fungal infections.

Ridges on the nails

Ridges on the nails

Ridges on the fingernails may be a warning sign of arthritis, iron deficiency or lupus. If you notice ridges on your nails you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.

Pitted nails
Pitted nails

Small dips and pits in the nails usually indicate alopecia areata, psoriasis, connective tissue problems or zinc deficiency.

Spooned nails
Spooned nails

If your nails look curved like a spoon, you might be suffering from iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, heart disease or hemochromatosis (a liver disorder caused by high iron absorption).

Split nails
Split nails
Split nails have a tendency to flake and are generally caused by malnutrition, some nutrients deficiencies (folic acid, vitamin C, protein) or psoriasis.

Thickened nails
Thickened nails

The nails should be think, smooth and strong, and never thick. Thickened nails indicate circulation problems, lung diseases, fungal infections, thyroid problems or psoriasis.

Discolored nails
Discolored nails

The color of your nails can tell you if you’re suffering from a certain problem. White nails may be a sign of hepatitis, while dark stripes near the top indicate congestive heart failure. Blue nails are a sign of low blood oxygen levels, while green nails indicate bacterial infections. Dull-colored nails are a sign of vitamin deficiencies, while red streaks on the fingernails may be an early sign of heart valve infections.

As you can see, our fingernails can tell a lot about our health, which is why it’s important to notice any kind of change and take it seriously.


Turmeric is one of the most popular spices added to South Asian dishes, and it becoming growingly popular all around the world, due to its multiple health-boosting properties.

However, only a few know that its daily consumption improves the health of the liver and brain.

Turmeric for Liver health And Cancer Prevention

This spice has been commonly used to treat liver diseases for centuries. However, experts have started examining its effects in terms of liver protection twenty years ago.

What they found was that turmeric is extremely helpful due to its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It reduces liver damage due to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), iron overdose, ethanol, high toxicity levels, and liver diseases (such as cholestasis).

Its active ingredient, curcumin, lowers the risk of liver cancer, as it reducing the effects of human carcinogens (such as thioacetamide) on the liver.

Turmeric For Brain Health

Recent studies have found that turmeric improves the function of the brain.

Namely, researchers have discovered that curcumin inhibits the buildup of beta-amyloid plaques, which are one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s, by a shocking 40%.

Furthermore, its anti-inflammatory properties can be of great help in the case of Alzheimer’s, as they reduce the damage due to inflammation and oxidizing agents. Other studies have also confirmed that this miraculous spice is also helpful in the treatment of depression.


We suggest a few recipes so you can consume turmeric daily:

Turmeric and Oil/Fat- recipe

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Method of preparation:

In a saucepan, heat the listed ingredients until the mixture boils. Then, remove it from heat and drink it warm. You can also add the mixture to your soups, curries, or other recipes.

Turmeric Water- recipe

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-2 cups of water

Method of preparation:

First, boil the water, add the turmeric, and for 10 more minutes. Then, leave it to cool for a couple of minutes, and then you can drink it.



It's happened to all of us: Going to the toilet before an exam or physical pain because of a mental injury. A bad word, an unexpected message, it makes you sick or you're lying in bed and can't move anymore.

All these situations show irrefutably that mind and body are connected and that mental pain can hurt as much as physical pain. In psychology, it's called a somatoform disorder. This can now even be measured using CT (computer tomography): When feeling mental pain, the same brain regions react as if you felt physical pain. This is what current research show, which enables us to gain new insights into the inner life of human beings.

Somatoform Disorder: We suffer on a psychological level

All these situations show irrefutably that mind and body are connected and that mental pain can hurt as much as physical pain. In psychology, it's called a somatoform disorder. This can now even be measured using CT (computer tomography): When feeling mental pain, the same brain regions react as if you felt physical pain. This is what current research show, which enables us to gain new insights into the inner life of human beings.

Somatoform Disorder: We suffer on a psychological level

Disorders of this kind occur when we experience an intense sensation. Especially when we cannot process feelings and situations properly and they have a negative influence on us. For example, this can be the case at work: You try to do your job well and correctly, but the boss ignores you. Or he may be grumbling about your work and showing a sense of dissatisfaction.

This stays with you. You come home discouraged, frustrated, insecure and feeling down. In time, you get depressed. Perhaps headaches and insomnia will also develop. Or a stomach ulcer becomes noticeable, because you simply can't deal with the stress of the situation anymore. In short: health consequences occur due to grief.

The same can happen when we are lovesick and a relationship ends. The saying "someone breaks our hearts" is actually meant mentally and has physical effects. For example, many spouses die in the first year after their partner's death. In such situations, sorrow and loss gnaw on us day after day. Finally, we become ill, not for purely physical reasons, but because our psyche affects us. The immune system is often weakened as a result and a further general weakening of the body follows. Our body's natural resistance gets lowered.


Diseases that may have a somatoform background

Coronary heart disease: This disease can be triggered by psychological pressure and competitive behaviour, as well as stress such as deadline pressure and excessive demands.

Headaches: Those who cannot cope with a problem get headaches. The pain can be intense and crippling.

Bronchial asthma: The lung is responsible for our communication. Asthma and coughing fits can also be traced back to influences coming from the outside world.

Sciatica syndrome: Back pain is the foremost disease of office workers. Poor posture, but also the lack of recognition of this syndrome and "bending" the wrong way in the workplace contribute to some back pain and tension.

Eczema The skin is our largest organ in contact with the outside world. An eczema may indicate that this contact is not positive. Itching also falls into this category. Itching can occur due to stress. An inner state of tension or stress is reduced by giving it a physical stimulus which can be reacted to in order to temporarily alleviate the stress.


Stay true to yourself and be open-minded towards yourself

Mental suffering can be cured. In order to free yourself from it, however, it is important to be open minded and look closely. Some life situations are simply not healthy and require a major change. Here it is important to figure out what has to change and actually go through with these changes in order to get back some inner peace.

But sometimes you don't recognize these important things alone. Psychotherapy is a possible form of how you can be more sensitive to your environment and to yourself. But a diary where you keep track of any physical complaints can also be good for the soul. If this article has helped you to think about your problems, share it with your friends and discuss it with them.

All of us are familiar with the unpleasant smell of body odor that is periodically present in ourselves and others. It is generally believed that sweat is the source of body odor.

This belief is not true. The true source of body odor is the accumulation of bacteria that breaks sweat down and converts it to acids that are responsible for the bad smells.

Body odor is also a concern because it can be an indicator of serious medical issues like liver problems and diabetes.

The following is a brief explanation of what some particular body odors may say about your health.

Fecal Smell

Fecal Smell

A fecal odor emanating from the body could be evidence of a bowel obstruction. This is a blockage that can take place in the small or large intestine and can signal the presence of a serious medical condition. These obstructions of the digestive tract can result in poop-smelling breath that can become worse each time the person eats.

Bitter Smell

Bitter Smell

A smell that is bitter could be a warning that the liver is not properly functioning. Problems with the liver are serious issues that warrant a trip to the doctor. When the liver is not working correctly, a variety of peculiar odors can be produced. Damaged livers can also cause both nausea and digestive problems.

Fishy Smell

Fishy Smell

Two conditions, Trimethylaminuria and Fish Odor Syndrome, are known to cause the offensive odor of rotting fish. The excessive excretion of TMA is responsible for the fishy smell.

The smell can be present on the breath, in the urine, or in the sweat of the affected person. These conditions are genetic and usually make themselves known not long after birth.

A fishy smell can also be caused by excess proteins in the diet or the presence of certain types of bacteria. This syndrome is treated with dietary adjustments, acid lotions, and antibiotics.

Sweet Smell

A sweet smell that comes from the body could be a sign of diabetes. The cause could be an over-accumulation of ketones in the body's bloodstream.

A sweet smell in urine could also indicate the presence of Maple Syrup Urine Disease. With this disorder, the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine are not properly metabolized by the body.

Rotten Egg Smell

Rotten Egg Smell

When there is too much meat in your diet on a daily basis, you may develop a repulsive odor.This odor may remind some people of rotten eggs. This particular smell is caused by the high concentrations of amino acids that contain sulfur present in meat.

This is especially true with red meat. These amino acids cause no harm to the body but when not properly digested will cause a not too pleasant smell.

Alcohol Smell

Alcohol Smell

The body will recognize any alcohol that is consumed as a toxin and convert the substance to acetic acid. Approximately 90 percent of alcohol that is consumed is metabolized in this manner.

The remainder is excreted through urine, sweat, and respiration. The alcohol that is excreted is what causes the body to smell like a liquor distillery following a few drinks too many.

Sweaty Smell

If you sweat excessively it may be a good idea to get checked for hyperhidrosis. Many people with this condition are otherwise healthy. Over sweating is usually the only consequence of hyperhidrosis but the condition can sometimes be a sign of health issues.

Temperatures and emotions can be triggers for hyperhidrosis, however, many sufferers of the condition simply sweat during waking hours. The feet, groin area, and armpits are the main areas where sweat will accumulate in the human body.


Do you or someone you know exhibit smells at times that may be difficult to explain? Send this article to those you care about and discuss the article with them. Have you experienced of these odors before? Let us know in the comments.