Archive for June, 2014
Want those Big Boys to be big? Add Epsom salt as a foolproof fertilizer. Every week, for every foot of height of your tomato plant, add one tablespoon. Your tomatoes will be the envy of the neighbor-hood. Epsom salt is also a good fertilizer for houseplants, roses and other flowers, and trees. How green is your valley? Not green enough, you say? Epsom salt, which adds needed magnesium and iron to your soil, may be the answer. Add 2 tablespoons to 1 gallon (3.7 liters) of water. Spread on your lawn and then water it with plain water to make sure it soaks into the grass.
Corns can usually be easily seen. They may have a tender spot in the middle, surrounded by yellowish dead skin. Treatment of corn use a pumice stone. Applying lanolin-enriched lotion to help the skin become soft around the corn can also be an option. Wearing a donut-shaped foam pad over the corn will also help relieve the pressure. Use non-medicated corn pads; medicated pads may increase irritation and result in infection. Treating foot corns by using removing ointments that contain acid can damage healthy skin on the other areas of the foot.
Numerous studies have revealed that Epsom Salt can also be used to treat Constipation. The salt acts like a Laxative. It increases the water in the intestines and can bring about temporary relief from Constipation. However, it is strictly warned that Epsom Salts should not be used to relieve Constipation without the consultation of a physician as it may prove to be harmful in some cases. For occasional Constipation or irregularity, adults can mix 2 to 4 teaspoons into water until dissolved and drink. Kids 6 to 12 take half of that.
For the active person, running is oftentimes considered to be a fun way to get some exercise. It is not surprising that so many fit individuals swear by their daily runs not only as a form of exercise but also a way of clearing the head and getting centered and ready for the day. Naturally, as with any exercise, running requires a bit of planning, and for those who are under a chiropractor’s care, this particular kind of exercise might require just a bit more planning than for those who are in fine health.
At 12 weeks following the procedure, the group with the extracorporeal shockwave therapy had significant pain reduction compared to the sham treatment group. Potential complications associated with extracorporeal shockwave therapy include bruising, pain, swelling, nerve damage and hemorrhage, but the incidence is less than 1%. This results of this study are encouraging and ESWT may prove to be an effective treatment alternative to surgery. But, this is a small study and further research is needed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma.
Running around wearing all that gauze can cause athlete’s foot because this fungal infection thrives in warm, moist areas, such as in between the toes. Mummy needs to keep his wraps, or socks, clean and change them frequently. When the foot is unwrapped, he could pick up athlete’s foot from a public locker room or pool, so it’s always important to protect your feet with the proper footwear. Over-pronation can be caused by a number of factors. Weak ankle muscles, being over-weight, pregnancy, age or repetitive pounding on hard surfaces (like pavements and concrete floors) can all lead to over-pronation. Over-pronation is also very common with athletes, especially runners.