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Garlic’s Health Benefits

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Featured, Natural Solutions, Nutrition | 0 comments

Every Fall and Winter I increase my garlic intake because it is one of the best ways to boost your immune system to prevent sickness – and if you’re already sick – it’s one of the best ways to quickly recover and feel better! I’ll make homemade pesto or spaghetti and use a lot of garlic (but not so much that you don’t like the meal!) or I do “garlic shots” by mincing raw garlic and putting it in a shot glass or small cup with water and drink it quickly! It’s a quick and easy way to consume raw garlic without having to eat or taste it! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Modern Medicine

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Health, Natural Solutions, Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

I am not against science, technology, or any advancements in the medical field. However, I am pro natural remedies because I know that they are effective. I have seen them work without all of the harmful side effects that comes along with modern medicine. So yeah, now that we have that all clear…enjoy this funny meme I found about modern medicine ;) Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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The Health Benefits of Oregano Essential Oil

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

Health Benefits of Oregano Oil • Strong antibacterial and antiviral properties.  • A natural antibiotic! There are even some farmers who are turning to oregano – instead of antibiotics – to keep their chickens healthy. • antimicrobial, which is an agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. There’s a recent study that shows that Oregano essential oil was found (along with a couple other spice and herb essential oils) to have the strongest antimicrobial properties.  • Contain Carvacrol and Thymol, which have been found to aid digestion, calm upset stomachs,  and  inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. • Helps maintain respiratory health. • Can help treat skin infections and itchy skin. • High in antioxidant activity, Oregano essential oil contains antimicrobial properties that can help fight colds and coughs, improve digestive issues, and can support your immune and respiratory systems.  • Boosts...

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

One in three Americans have high blood pressure i.e., hypertension – or over 140/90 measuring pressure. The most regular form of high blood pressure is “idiopathic” or “essential” hypertension, which means that the reason is “unknown”. But what can be done to lower your blood pressure quickly? Well, listed below are some of the quickest methods which are either proven medically or have benefited thousands of individuals. Garlic Ever since the ancient Greek culture, Garlic is believed as a medicinal food. Garlic is one of the major source of antioxidants which control as well as break up plaque inside your blood vessels. It is also a natural diuretic. If you are serious enough to lower your blood pressure and would like to enjoy all the health benefits of garlic, then it is necessary that you eat it raw. The...

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How to Naturally Cleanse Your Body

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Health, Natural Solutions | 0 comments

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Naturally Dissolve Gallstone and Kidney Stones

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

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How to Treat Ear Infections Naturally

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

There are a few ways you can naturally treat an ear infection. They are natural, safe, and very effective. Garlic and Mullein Oil Most ear infections are viral, rather than bacterial, but garlic is a great alternative to antibiotics (which kills bacteria – the bad and the good) since it has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Additionally, garlic contains alliin and allinase, which is a natural anesthetic! This allows for some instant relief for your ear, while the garlic treats the ear infection.  Update: A recent study showed that researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting food-born illnesses. I realize that ear infections aren’t a “food-born illness”, however, I would venture to say that garlic is beneficial for other bacterial strains. Also, I think it’s quite promising to see just how powerful garlic...

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Keep Warm When It’s Cold Outside

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Natural Solutions | 2 comments

For most of us, the weather is getting cold outside! How will you stay warm this Fall and Winter? In addition to dressing accordingly, I like to do a couple of things to help me keep warm and cozy during the cooler months, as well as keep my health in check! Drink Herbal Tea Whenever you drink warm beverages, it immediately increases your body’s temperature. I suggest staying away from hot chocolate, since they are (usually) full of sugar and will do more harm than good since sugar suppresses the immune system. For the last couple of years, I have started to try different caffeine-free herbal teas that have a specific health benefit to them. For example, I love to drink Echinacea Tea to help support the immune system during the colder months. I figure that I could use all the help...

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How to Prevent, Recognize, & Recover from a Heat Stroke

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

It’s gettin’ hot outside, so what can you do to prevent, recognize, and recover from Heat Stroke? Heat stroke is something that can easily be prevented, yet it is something that can just as easily sneak up on someone before they realize what has happened to them. Heat stroke is considered the most serious of all heat related conditions and should be treated as a medical emergency. It’s so sad to hear about so many heat related deaths this year, so I just had to help educate the Skinny Twinkie community with this life saving information. Find out how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat stroke. Ways to Prevent Heat Stroke • Drink lots of water! You should also avoid drinking liquids that will dehydrate you such, such as drinks containing a lot of sugar, caffeine, or any alcohol. •...

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Avoid Pesky Bites and Stings

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Natural Solutions | 0 comments

After waiting months and months to finally enjoy the beautiful outdoors, we have to deal with pesky insects. Bugs can be quite annoying, but more importantly, they can carry some dangerous diseases and share them with us. Natural Ways to Prevent Bites and Stings •Use Cinnamon oil as a mosquito repellent. It has been proven to be just as effective as DEET! •Minimize the amount of cologne or perfume that you wear when spending time outdoors this Summer. The smell attracts bugs, including the ones that will sting you. •Stay away from standing (still) water- This is the  mosquito’s playground! •Some studies suggest that if you consume garlic, it will prevent mosquito and tick bites. •Don’t step into a stream or river unless you have foot protection. This will help prevent leeches from attaching to your foot. •If you are...

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