Home Remedies For A Toothache

 

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Home Remedies For A Toothache

Cloves:

Cloves can be found in the spice rack and are often used in apple dishes, but they are also one of the best known home remedies for a toothache.

To relieve the pain of mild toothache, chew two cloves on the affected tooth. If chewing is too painful, you can use oil of cloves. Mix 3 drops oil of cloves with a quarter teaspoon of olive oil. Soak a cotton ball or gauze pad in this mixture and rub it over the painful tooth and gum. Then keep it against the affected tooth by biting down on it. You should feel better within 10 minutes or less.

Salt:

Salt can be a very effective remedy for toothache as well as any gum infection or sore in the mouth, especially where bacteria are at the root of the problem.

Dissolve one teaspoon of salt in a small glass of lukewarm (body temperature) water. Take a sip and swirl it around the mouth, working it through the gaps between the teeth where possible. Do not swallow. Just spit it out and then take another sip and repeat.

By the time you finish the glass your pain should be much less. If it comes back later, just repeat. Even if you stay pain free, it is a good idea to do this after every meal for a few days. It will help clear any bacteria that might be forming around food particles in the mouth and prevent the problem from recurring.

If you have salt crystals, then alternatively you can take one or two and press them against the painful place with your tongue until they dissolve.

 

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that can be used to relieve the agony of toothache in much the same way as oil of cloves. Alternatively, add a few drops to a small glass of water and swirl around the mouth before spitting out.

Ice:

Ice can numb pain and reduce swelling in the mouth as well as on joint sprains and strains. Either hold an ice cube against the painful tooth in the mouth, or make an ice pack from ice wrapped in a cloth or a pack of frozen food and hold it against your cheek where you have pain.

If you use frozen food as an ice pack, you should throw it away when you are done. It will have partially thawed and it is not safe to refreeze and eat.

Lower The Head:

Increase blood flow to the head by putting your head between your knees, as if you were feeling faint. Combined with other methods this will strengthen the body’s ability to fight the infection.

See your dentist or doctor if home remedies for a toothache do not resolve your problem.

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Herbs: Cooking With Nature’s Perfect Plants

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Herbs are some of the most nutritious and important parts of a healthy diet. It is a known fact that eating a plant heavy diet benefits your health, waistline and helps you to enjoy delicious flavor in all your recipes.
There are many herbs to choose from, all of which offer very low calorie ways to add flavor to you cooking. Cooking with herbs can seem overwhelming. Learning how to buy, prepare, store and cook with fresh herbs seems like a lot of work, not to mention figuring out what herbs go with which dish. However, cooking with fresh herbs is not reserved for gourmet chefs.
The following tips and tricks are going to have you elevating your dishes to the next level in no time.
Which Is Better Fresh Or Dried?
For the most part, choosing between fresh and dried herbs is a matter of choice. That being said, there are times when one is better than the other. Dried herbs have the best flavor when they are added during cooking. This gives enough time for their flavor to infuse into the dish.
A good time to use dried herbs would be in a homemade soup or sauce that is going to be simmering for at least 45 minutes after you add the dried herbs. If you add the herbs too soon, to when you are going to be serving the dish, the herbs tend to taste dusty.
Fresh herbs are best when they are used at the end of cooking. A good example of this would be adding ribbons of basil to a pizza just before serving it, or using fresh herbs in a sauce if you are not going to be letting it simmer for a long time.
How To Buy Fresh Herbs
If you are going to purchase your herbs from the grocery store, wait until as close to when you are going to be cooking them as possible. Choose bunches of herbs that have a vibrant color and aroma. If you can’t smell the herb, you aren’t likely going to be able to taste it either. Avoid any herbs that are limp, or have any sort of discoloration.
If you aren’t going to be using your herbs immediately, there are some steps you can take to extend their longevity and flavor. First, remove any fastening there may be on the herbs. Next cut the root ends off of as they will draw moisture away from the leaves which will cause wilting.
How To Store Fresh Herbs
The next thing you need to do with your herbs is to wrap them in a slightly damp paper towel and put them into a zipper seal bag. Ensure you leave a little bit of air in the bag. You are going to want to place the herbs in the warmest part of your fridge, which is typically the door, or the top shelf. The shelf life of fresh herbs isn’t very long.
You are going to want to use them as soon as possible. When you take them out to use them, cut away any wilted or discolored leaves before you use them.
Washing Fresh Herbs
Only wash your herbs right before you use them. You don’t want to wash them before you store them in the fridge. To wash them fill a bowl with cold water and place your herbs inside. Gently swirl them around in the water to remove any dirt that is on the leaves.
Once is usually enough, but if you find there is a lot of sediment at the bottom of your bowl, you can give the herbs another rinse. Gently pat the herbs dry with a paper towel and you are ready to chop them.
How To Chop Fresh Herbs
The first thing you need to ensure when you are cutting your herbs is to use a sharp blade. You can use a knife, food processor or even scissors, as long as they are sharp. To maximize the flavor of the herbs you want to cut them as finely as possible.
Chop your herbs right, as you need to put them on the dish to maximize the flavor and aroma you are adding to your dish.
Ensuring You Are Using The Best Quality Dried Herbs
If you are choosing to use dried herbs, you want to ensure you are still adding the best to your dishes. Dried herbs lose their flavor over time. Buy herbs in smaller quantities to ensure you are able to use them before they have lost their flavor.
It is also a good idea to store your herbs in an air-sealed container to maximize their flavor. If you open the container and cannot smell the aroma of the herb, there won’t be any flavor left to the herb either.
Cooking with herbs doesn’t need to be confusing. As long you know how to work with them and when to add them to your dish, you can soon be serving dishes to your family that are as flavorful as what you would get in a restaurant.

 

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Home Remedies and Other Relief For Itchy Skin

If you are searching for a home remedy for relief from itchy sking then here are a few ideas:

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* Apply cold applications to your skin. Cold and itch both move along the same nerve fibers so applying cold to your skin will give you relief. It is not recommended to use hot water as that will only make the itching sensation worse.
* Run cold water over a wash cloth and apply it to the itchy skin.
* Take a cool water bath and soak in a colloidal oatmeal bath (you can find this type of product over-the-counter at your local drug store). You can also use baking soda. Just do not use this if you have broken skin.
* Use ice packs and place them over the itchy skin.
* Use a lemon. Hard to believe at first, but squeezing lemons on your itch spots will help reduce itching. Lemons contain anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.
* Use aloe vera. Aloe vera has long been used for skin burns, but it also soothes itchy skin. Take a leaf, slice it open and spread the gel on your skin.
* Use herbs. Herbs like basil and mint have been known to contain a good amount of eugenol which is a topical anesthetic. Also thyme contains properties that can have a numbing effect when used on the skin. Make a skin rinse with these herbs and spread them over your itchy skin to get relief.

Epsom Salt Baths

If you are familiar with Epsom salt, this can soothe itchy as well as dry skin. Readily available in stores, this has been popularly used to relieve one from muscle soars and cramps. Itchiness due to poison ivy, insect bites, and stings can be relieved with the use of Epsom salt. By diluting about 2 tbsp. of Epsom salt into a cup of water and applying it liberally to the affected area using a small towel or a wash cloth, itchiness can be relieved. This is also good to use when bathing as it does not only soothe the skin but helps remove skin impurities and dead skin.

Skin Lotions

There are numerous skin lotions that can help relieve the itch. You can purchase many of these anti-itch creams at your local drug stores. Find products that have Pramoxine, Phenol, Diphenhydramine or Camphor in them. You can usually apply them over and over as needed. They help numb the nerve endings so that you do not over scratch your skin making the situation even worse. You may think to grab Hydrocortisone, but keep in mind that this usually only works for itching caused by eczema and therefore doesn’t help stop itching in many cases.

Also, there are popular moisturizers that you can purchase over-the-counter are such as Eucerin, Cetaphil, Vanicream and others.

Over the Counter Medications

There are non-prescription medications that may help give immediate relief. Antihistamines are typically used to treat itch. These include hydroxyzine, diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine or better known as Atarax, Benadryl and Chlor-Trimeton. The downfall to taking these oral treatments is that they tend to cause drowsiness. But that might not be a downfall especially if the itching is keeping you up at night.

Always seek medical attention for severe cases of allergic reaction. There may be more to the situation than just itcy skin.

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Choosing the Right Cooking Oil

By now you are probably well aware that not all cooking oils are equal.  While some oils have nutritional value, others do not, and finding the right oil for the particular use is important too.

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Blood cholesterol levels are connected to heart disease and are usually the main concern when considering fats.  Because all oil consists of various types of fat, it’s important to know how a certain fat is going to affect the body. Fat types either lower or raise both good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels.  Ideally, we want the lower the LDL while raising the HDL.

  • Saturated Fats – Raises both good and bad cholesterol levels
  • Trans Fats – Raises bad and lowers good cholesterol levels
  • Polyunsaturated Fats – Lowers both good and bad cholesterol levels
  • Monounsaturated Fats – Lowers bad and raises good cholesterol levels

From the chart, we see that monounsaturated fat should be our goal.

So what oils are high in monounsaturated fat?

Tea Seed 485 Extra Virgin Olive 375
Canola 468 Peanut 471
Avocado 520 Safflower 446
Corn 453 Sunflower 464
Soy 453 Flax Seed 225
Sesame 350 Macadamia Nut 413
Grape Seed 435 Cottonseed 420

When it comes to cooking with oils their properties change once heat is added.  So while it may be healthy in its natural form and maybe even at low temperatures, it may not retain that state if submitted to high heat.

All oil has a property changing temperature and this is referred to as the smoking point.  Once this smoking point has been reached, healthy characteristics begin to break down through a process called oxidization. When food begins to oxidizes, it can produce toxic substances.  Think of how a cut apple left to the air will turn brown.  The smoking point of oil ranges between 225 and 520 degrees Fahrenheit. See the smoking point of the monounsaturated fats in the above chart and keep the cooking temperature below the given number.

A Shocking Twist to Common Beliefs

The best oils for cooking are those that remain stable during heat changes.  I admit to being a bit shocked to find that the oils having the most stability are the saturated fat oils!  So now what? I thought saturated fat was the culprit we’re told to avoid. Well, while that’s partly true, it turns out that our bodies do require some saturated fat to achieve optimum health.  The good news is that there are healthy saturated fats.

The most stable and healthy oil is coconut oil  . Although it’s 92 percent saturated fat, it is the type that brings health benefits. Coconut oil is digested very quickly and used up as energy quite rapidly.  Because the body uses it so quickly, the saturated fat does not linger in the body and cause the damage that other saturated fats do.  Coconut oil also contains lauric acid which combats damaging free radicals, acts as an immune system booster, and fights infection!  It is present in the milk of cows, goats, and humans and is an ingredient in many traditional medical remedies.  Learn more about it here:  http://www.mywildtree.com/pws/wendywilkes/tabs/coconut-oil.aspx

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Here is a list of the 4 best cooking oils ranked from best to worst. 

Coconut Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Canola Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Keeping oil to its closest natural form gives the best benefit to the human body. Therefore, be very aware of the amount of heat to which the oil is exposed when cooking. Stay below that smoking point!

 

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Angel Food Cake-Cakes

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Look how many different things you can make with the base being Angel Food Cake! These are delicious! No other ingredients needed!
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Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe:
Just two ingredients!! 1 large can crushed pineapple w/juice and 1 box angel food cake mix. Blend in large bowl and bake 350 for 30 min. in 9 x 13 ungreased pan. Oh so easy! 1/12 cake =165 calories
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Cherry Angel Cake:
~ 1 box angel food cake mix and 1 can light cherry pie filling . . . mix both ingredients together and place in a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350′ for about 20-25 minutes.
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Cinnamon Apple Cake:
2-ingredient Cinnamon Apple Cake: 1 Can Of Apple Pie Filling And 1 Box Of Angel Food Cake (dry Mix Only). Combine Both Ingredients In A Bowl. Transfer To Greased 9×13 Pan And Bake At 350 Deg. For 20 Minutes Or Until Top Browns.
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Blueberry Angel Food Cake:
1 Box Angel food Cake Mx 1 Can Blueberry Pie Filling (approx 22 oz can) Mix both ingredients together and spread in 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 28-30 minutes. Let stand for about an hour and top with whipped cream!
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Lemon Bars.
1 box angel food cake mix 1 can lemon pie filling. Mix dry cake mix and cans of pie filling together in large bowl (I just mixed it by hand) Pour into greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is starting to brown.
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3-2-1 cake!
Mix 1 box of Angel Food cake mix with one box of cake mix. To make, use 3 tablespoons of cake mix, 2 T water, cook for 1 minute in microwave.

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BACON CHEESEBURGER LOAVES

BACON CHEESEBURGER LOAVES
 
Ingredients
  • *Roll (can) of Refrigerator Biscuits... I used Grands Homestyle Original
  • *1 cup of shredded cheddar/mozzarella blend cheese
  • *1 cup of browned hamburger
  • *1/4 cup of Real Bacon Bits
  • * Pepper and Garlic to taste
  • *1 Egg White Beaten
  • *Parmesan Cheese Grated
Instructions
  1. *Flatten each biscuit
  2. *Top with Pinch of Cheese, tsp hamburger, small pinch of bacon bits and tiny bit more cheese...season... then fold your sides up and close it..I shaped mine like a loaf... seam side down in a greased 9 x 13 pan...
  3. *Brush tops with beaten Egg White and Sprinkle with Parmesan
  4. * Bake at 350 for 30 min. or until golden brown

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