All of us experience health problems from time to time, whether it be a cold, a seasonal allergy, or infection. Many of us also have recurring problems, some of which may be embarrassing because of the symptoms they exhibit or the issues the present. Often, we feel isolated and think we are the only ones that suffer from these problems. The reality is that we all have issues, and everyone is bound to experience an embarrassing health problem at some point. These issues are often caused by our regularly daily health, including exercise, dieting, and monitoring and managing your stress.
Here are a number of simple and natural remedies that will help you manage these problems and get you back to better health, and spirits.
Dry, Cracked Feet
While it’s great to wear sandals and flip flops in the summer to let your feet breath, having dry and cracked feet make it difficult to do so comfortably. Worse than that, they can be painful and sore throughout the day. It’s common for your feet to get less care than the rest of your body, and while we may scrub our entire body, our feet get less attention when tending to our care.
Natural solution: You will want to scrub away the dead skin and make sure that you allow healthy skin to grow and heal. Let your feet soak in soapy water for about 15 to 20 minutes, then use a pumice stone to gently rub away the dead skin on your feet. This will help exfoliate your skin, while also making room for your feet to grow back healthy. Once you’ve rubbed away the dying skin, be sure to rinse your feet clean.
Excessive Body Odor
Body odor is one of the most embarrassing and sensitive issues for anyone. No one wants to catch someone’s attention for the wrong reason, especially when it comes to smell. Usually, body odor is caused by hormone imbalances or sweating and can be brought about by changes in diet, activity, or age. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help fight body odor if you’re having recurring problems and are struggling to find a remedy that works.
Natural solution: The food we put into our bodies has a big impact on our physical health and wellbeing. This is also true of the way we smell. Employing a healthy diet will help manage body odor, just as doing the opposite will add to a bad smell. Greasy and fatty foods in excess are not good for us and can lead to a range of body odor issues. There are also a few remedies you can apply, including a lemon juice or apple cider vinegar rub. Apply directly to your armpit and you should see results.
Unfortunately, bad breath is something we’ve all had to deal with. Hopefully, it doesn’t happen on a date. Usually, regular brushing, mouthwash, and other simple hygienic options are enough to get rid of the problem. However, sometimes this just isn’t enough. Since bad breath is caused by the accumulation of sulfur-inducing bacteria in your mouth, when the problem is persistent, it is likely because this buildup is occurring in the rear of your mouth or on your tongue, where it is difficult to reach and solve. If halitosis is a regular problem, make sure you use a tongue scraper, reach all areas of your mouth, and use mouthwash towards the rear of your mouth. All of this will help kill bacteria and get rid of your bad breath problems.
Natural solution: A simple and natural solution to the problem is keep sugarless gum on hand. Not only does gum have an odor to help cover up bad breath, but chewing gum increases the amount of saliva your mouth produces, which results in a natural bacteria killer. It’s also a good idea to avoid foods with a strong odor (like onion or garlic).
When it comes to our images, our hair plays a big role. That’s why many of us struggle with thinning hair. Unfortunately, this is a natural product of aging. More than that though, there are a number of factors that impact the health and growth of our hair. Managing our diet, stress, and hair products are all ways of avoiding the thinning of hair and even help reverse the negative effects.
Natural solution: While there are many chemical hair products on the market, it is best to start with natural remedies and products to see if you can achieve success this way. Start by making sure that you are reducing stress in your life, minimizing one of the biggest contributors to hair thinning. The way you do this will vary a lot from person to person; try meditating, yoga, or just relaxing in front of the television more. Diet is another major factor when it comes to hair growth. Eating proteins, vegetables, and fruits will all help make sure you get adequate nutrients for your hair without adding negative products along the way.