How To Heal Cracked Feet Naturally?

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What Can Cause Cracked Feet?

There are various causes that lead to cracked feet and one of the most common causes is natural dry skin. Dry feet are most of the time caused by the excessive activity of the feet like standing up for a long time.

Other factors that contribute the cracked feet condition are overweight, medical conditions like diabetes,thyroid problems, skin diseases and eczema.

One of the online report also said that aging can also cause the loss of natural oils from the skin resulting in dry skin which then tends to crack. Other causes could be continuous exposure to water, low humidity levels, and the use of non-moisturizing soap.

Natural Ways To Take Care Of The Cracked Feet

Scrubbing

One of the vastly followed methods of getting rid of the cracked feet is scrubbing. It is easier and can instantly show reduction of the dead skin on your feet.

Instruction: You can scrub your feet before going to bed. You can mix some liquid soap in a foot tub filled with warm water. Just soak your feet in it for about 20 minutes then use a pumice stone to gently scrub off the loosened dead skin cells. Wash the feet afterwards and apply some foot cream or moisturizer and wear a pair of clean cotton socks overnight.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is natural and versatile oil and also works great for cracked feet. It doesn’t only moisturize your feet but also fights fungal and bacterial infections.

Instruction: Before going to bed, soak your feet in warm water and scrub them. After than instead of applying any other lotions or moisturizer, apply coconut oil generously on your feet. Use cotton socks for the night. You should wash your feet the following morning. You should repeat the same thing until the cracked surface heals completely.

Epsom Salt

Epsom accelerates the process of healing cracked feet as it promotes circulation. Plus, the magnesium in Epsom salt promotes skin health and draws out toxins.

Instruction: Add one-half cup of Epsom salt in a foot tub filled with warm water. Soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. You may use a pumice stone to get rid f the dead skin. And put your feet back in the Epsom salt soak for another 10 minutes. After that dry your feet and apply any moisturizer. Repeat daily for two or three days.

Vinegar

The acetic acid in vinegar helps soften the skin which in turn makes exfoliation easier. Vinegar foot soaks are also beneficial for tired feet.

Instruction: You should mix one-half to one cup of white or apple cider vinegar in two cups of water. Soak your feet in it for 10 to 15 minutes and then scrub the dry dead skin with a pumice stone. Dry it and apply a moisturizer or petroleum jelly.

Lemon

Lemon juice has a very mild natural acidic property that can help get rid of dead and dry skin cells from your feet. It will also make your skin soft and beautiful.

Instruction: Take some lemon juice and pour it in some warm wat

sexual stamina for both men and women.

10269513_10152090147758325_8555918825237161537_nEating the right foods can enhance passion and sexual stamina for both men and women. There are many medications that can get you through a good night in the bedroom, but it takes the right diet to get you through the rest of your life, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

15 Veg Foods To Increase Sexual Stamina.

Let’s look at popular veg foods that increase sexual stamina and keeps your body healthy and energetic. These include the following:

1. Banana

Bananas are naturally imbued with B vitamins that increases our energy levels and helps to de-stress us. Bananas also contain tryptophan, which is an amino acid needed to produce serotonin, which is called the ‘feel good’ hormones. Bananas are high in potassium, used to produce sex hormones, increase our sex drive, and improve our heart system. They also contain bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps to improve the body’s blood flow and increase low libido problems.

2. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is rich in monounsaturated fats, which boosts dopamine levels. Dopamine is the responsible chemical compound that increases a woman’s sexual emotions. Peanuts also are high in zinc which has been proven scientifically to increase a man’s sperm count and the sperm’s motility.

3. Beetroot Juice

Beetroot is high in nitrates, which is changed to nitrites, by bacterial anaerobes when it lands on our tongue. Beetroot juice is one of the world’s “super foods,” because of its many benefits for the human body, including increasing sexual stamina. The juice richly increased the red blood cells to enable more energy production and oxygen, to be circulated throughout the body, especially to the sexual organs for better erections and orgasms.

4. Red Grapes

Nature’s red grapes are the immune system’s cheerleader. The red grapes contain a chemical compound called “stilbenoids” and “resveratrol,” which are heart healthy solutions to help stave off heart attacks, strokes, and provides lots of energy for increased sexual stamina. Eating a hand full of red grapes equips you with bountiful minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, all of which gives men and women longer lasting stamina for life’s daily routines and especially in the boudoir.

5. Oatmeal

Having a bowl of oatmeal for men is like having a spoonful of Viagra. Oatmeal helps penile muscles to relax, allowing a healthy blood flow into the penis. It also boosts testosterone levels in the bloodstream and its helps to strengthen sex drives and orgasms in both men and women. Oats alone contain L-arginine, which is an amino acid that has been used to treat erectile dysfunction.

6. Coffee

Coffee houses are going to love the fact that coffee is sexually beneficial. Caffeinated coffee is a stimulate but for the right body parts. It helps to enhance sexual arousal if consumed in moderate amounts. Many athletes are encouraged to consume caffeinated coffee before they workout because it boosts their cardio system allowing them to burn more calories. When men and women drink a cup before sex, their performance can also produce the same results.

7. Beans

Beans are naturally pure protein. Protein helps to build the body’s muscle system and they are good for the heart, especially kidney, garbanzos, black beans, and navy beans. They are rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which helps to increase sexual stamina and energy for longer lasting sexual performance. People who consume more beans, are healthier and they don’t have a weight problem.

8. Citrus Fruits

Men who eat more citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges can improve their sperm count and motility. Citrus fruits can boost bedtime performance due to its vast Vitamin C contents to improve better sperm health in men and to help infertility chances in both men and women. With its product of antioxidants, men and women can enjoy mental focus, improved mood, and decreases stress for better erections.

9. Brown Rice

Brown rice is another libido boosting food that contains many compounds that are beneficial for the whole body, including manganese that helps control the nervous system for better penile erections and a healthy reproductive system.

10. Apples

Adam and Eve found out that apples contain Phenylethylamine which gives men and women a natural feeling of excitement and arousal. When you want to have good sex, eat apples that are rich in nutrients need by the penile area, testicles, prostate glands, veins and arteries, in opening up a healthy blood flow to help achieve and maintain an erection.

11. Soya Bean

Soya beans are the super heroes of super foods. It contains a plant hormone called “Genistein,” which boosts the production of collagen and is helpful in women going through menopause. Genistein helps to boost estrogen levels and keeps the skin looking youthful.

12. Maca

Maca is an herbal root that is akin to the radish family and it is a Viagra favored plant in South America. Maca is well renowned as an aphrodisiac for healthy sex drives and performance. It is highly rich in Vitamin B which also increases the body’s energy levels and is a stress relieving plant.

13. Dry Fruits

Dry fruits have been proven to be effective in helping sexual impotency. Daily consumption of dry fruit varieties, help to increase sexual stamina.

14. Pumpkin

In the form of pumpkin seeds, this zinc laden food product is important in the production of testosterone levels and improved sexual desires in men and women. Pumpkin seeds are rich in the health fatty acid known as omega 3, which acts like a hormone substance in sexual health conditions like sexual drive and fertility.

15. Corn

Yes, corn is a starch vegetable, which is high in fiber and has many benefits to the human body. One of its many components is the mineral, manganese. Manganese stabilizes our blood sugar levels, breaks down carbs and fat for increased stamina and energy. It also strengthens the tissue system throughout our bodies, including the tissues of our sexual organs.

Conclusion:

Each of these foods are not only delicious, but with a varied daily diet of their goodness, they will give you and your partner the endurance to keep the love going. These foods will help remove the plaque off the arterial walls to keep your blood flowing and your love life ongoing.

Sex for woman?!

1175316_513367858750923_895831197_nWomen have sex for the same reasons men do. Because they can. And then some. Here’s a sneaky cure for the ‘headache’ epidemic.

Basic instincts are anything but basic. If the book Why Women Have Sex by clinical psychologist Cindy Meston and evolutionary psychologist David Buss is to be believed, women and sex have almost nothing to do with love. They have, however, found 237 other reasons. If you thought women were complicated earlier, good luck stroking this one.

After over a thousand interviews, Meston and Buss have managed to fashion a nuanced portrait of female sexuality. Sexual motivations for women are wide ranging — using sex as a defensive tactic against a mate’s infidelity (protection); a ploy to boost self-confidence (status); a barter for gifts or household chores (resource acquisition); a cure for a migraine (medication). Somewhere, love finds a mention.

So the question is what makes women tick? Why are Clooney and Saif (for us) and Dilip Kumar (for our mothers) still our mental go-to guys?

Like it or not, it has little to do with your tailored suit and suave haircut and more to do with your genetic disposition and complimentary MHC (Major histo-compatibility) gene complex. In man-speak, that means, she wants you because you’re loaded with what biologists call “genetic benefits” and “resource benefits.” Genetically speaking, you’re the bees knees and any kids produced out of this union will be prime quality. As for resource benefits, let’s just say, she married you for the house, the car, the club membership and your ability to protect the aforementioned healthy offspring.

This also explains why certain balding, potbellied men find takers sooner than their well-bodied, charming counterparts. Women are known to give brownie points to loyalty and his ability to provide for the family and not just his ability to spread quality spawn.

According to studies conducted by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, how women select their mate finds merit in the Darwinian theory of survival of the fittest. It can be annoying, but the study states that picky women are actually the key to survival and biodiversity. For example, if all women universally liked tall men, short men would be headed for extinction, or men with small feet would find no place in the world.

As for women in ‘love’, it can be translated into — security, I won’t find anyone like him, good father material, apt provider, self confidence. Carnal sexual motivation however, has more options — Revenge, envy, jealousy, money, barter, guilt, punishment, duty, loyalty, a lesson on loyalty, power and domination, to sometimes, pure evil. In effect, they use sex to express love, and to get it, and to try and keep it.

What good sex means to women in Mumbai
Shobha De, in one of her observations about sex years ago, had said that earlier women just hitched up their sarees, closed their eyes and thought about Dilip Kumar. Has the scenario changed in urban India as increasingly more women find themselves freed from the shackles of guilt as far as getting some good, therapeutic action goes?

We spoke to women between the ages of 20-40 and found that while love was a high priority for women, there were several other interesting reasons that prompted them to sleep with men who may not be their knight-in-shining armour. Here are some of the factors that motivate Mumbai’s feisty ladies for that spontaneous quickie or a roll in the hay…

Late bloomers
A 26-year-old young entrepreneur giggled as she confessed that it was the best birthday gift she had given… herself. “I was 23 and probably the oldest virgin in the world. At least, that’s what it felt like then,” she says. “I really wanted to know what I was missing out on.” Young women feel the peer pressure if they are the last to be clutching on to their hymens in their group, even if unwillingly. Virginity is finally losing its spot on the pedestal as the greatest gift you can give to someone you love.

Dog training
A large number of the women surveyed also described sex as a tool for ‘dog training’. Train the penis, and the man will follow, seemed to be the general philosophy.

A 30-year-old banker said she withheld sex in her marriage when she was displeased, and used it when she was in a pliant mood. “It helps to have owned dogs all your life,” she jokes.

Women who want to keep the power in the relationship learn to excel at this very quickly.

Security
A 27-year-old entrepreneur said that her first marriage wasn’t promising in terms of sex, but her husband had the right credentials. But in her second marriage, she is crazy about her man even if she earns more than him and he won’t fit the bracket of the ‘provider’. Other women felt that sex wasn’t as important in the larger scheme of things. A good home and status was enough to keep a good marriage going.

Because it’s there
When we asked a 27-year-old stylist about her motivations for sex, she asked if it was a rhetorical question. She had a couple of encounters, because, well, they presented themselves. Obviously. “It’s like, why the f… not?” she shrugs. What a revolutionary idea. Have sex simply because it’s available. It is gaining popularity as a recreational tool, especially when women are between relationships or just plain bored.

The mood lifter
Women in high-stress jobs or those feeling low sang praises for the therapeutic properties of sex. “It destresses me,” said a 32-year-old advertising professional. Another attractive furniture designer said there was nothing like sex to lift up her mood when she was bummed out.

Sex releases the feel-good hormones and what better way to unwind? And you sleep soundly!

To get it over with
A 31-year-old HR professional says, “Sometimes you just want to get it over with and move on to the list of chores that you need to finish.” Women sometimes find it easier to tick it off the to-do list than launch into elaborate measures that involve feigning headaches, or making excuses and then feeling guilty when the partner sulks wearing a permanent hurt puppy look.

The United Colors of Benetton experience
Sometimes sex has been a great tool for cultural assimilation, women have found. A young media professional who did a stint in an American university discovered just that. Another banker, a frequent traveler, said that she was always curious. “I’d heard that once you go black, you can’t go back. So I wanted to see if that was true,” she admits. Curiosity can be a prime motivator for women to experiment sexually. And on holiday, the normal rules don’t always apply and the anonymity bolsters confidence for women.

Infidelity
A young IT professional said that she had cheated briefly in her marriage only once. “But that’s only because things were not good in our relationship,” she says. Another hairdresser said that she felt betrayed when she found out that her husband had cheated on her. She slept with a close friend and felt vindicated. For the moment.

Fear of losing a man
A PR professional candidly said that once she had sex for fear of losing her boyfriend in the initial stages of her relationship. She thought that he might lose interest and move on to someone who “was going to give him some.” The smart men can be cunning and play on a woman’s insecurities. Younger or naive women tend to fall for this guilt-trap.

Women have needs too
More and more women are cognisant of their needs and refuse to feel guilty about wanting good sex. A whopping 50 per cent of the women said that “they just wanted some” and cited “hormonal reasons”. “Hormones have feelings too,” said one media professional with a straight face. Two women said they had a friend with benefits. It was convenient and a better than ending up in an arid, sex desert landscape.

Rejection and self-esteem
A media professional found herself in relationships with two ‘losers’ back to back. When she started dating a nice guy, she had planned to ‘hold back and make it special’. “The idea seemed overrated very soon,” she says. “I needed to break the jinx!’

A good session that ends on a high note seems to work like a balm for bruised self-esteem. Another young marketing professional, said that when she realised she had dated a loser, she felt such self-loathing that the only cure was to be found in the arms of a man she was wildly attracted to, even if she was not in a relationship with him.

Sex with a new partner also balances off rejection. Women who’ve been d

Couple meditating
Couple meditating

PIRIFORMIS and yoga

DSC_2249Piriformis syndrome affects the sciatic nerve creating pain that centers in the butt and often runs down the affected leg. When the piriformis muscle, which connects from outside of the femur (leg) bone to the front portion of the sacrum, goes into spasm or is habitually tight, it can press on the sciatic nerve creating the afore-mentioned pain.

Another aspect of a tight piriformis muscle is that it constricts the sacroiliac (SI) joint which can cause a different kind of pain than piriformis syndrome. Sacroiliac joint pain is as common, if not more common, than piriformis syndrome. It can manifest in a number of ways—as a pulling sensation or a dull ache or even a mild, or not so mild, burning feeling. The piriformis muscle attaches to the sacrum just below the sacroiliac joint so its tone or lack thereof is always going to affect the joint.

The sacroiliac joint is the place where the sacrum meets the ilium of the hip. The hip bone is composed of three bones – ilium, ischium, pubis— that are separate at birth but fuse together in early childhood. The sacrum is the triangular bone between the two hip bones (the sacrum is five separate bones at birth that later fuse). It is both the base of the spine and center of the pelvis at the back. It fits between the two hip bones, connected by the sacrotuberous ligament which also connects the pelvis to the legs and back.

The piriformis is a very tricky muscle. I meet very few people with happy piriformii. The piriformis tends to be too tight or too loose and rarely finds the happy medium of good tone. I fall into the weak piriformis category. On the surface it might seem that this is a positive. I have a killer first position for ballet and I flop into a very deeppigeon pose without any feeling of restriction. I don’t feel anything at all in the pose because there is very little tone in my piriformis or my gluteal muscles (woe is me!).

Someone with a tight piriformis will most likely hate pigeon pose. Trying to stretch a tight piriformis in pigeon is usually a searing pain in the butt as the stretching leg tries to extend out of the hip. The middle ground would be inhabited by someone who didn’t feel the piriformis at all in the pose, but can’t just flop the pelvis to the floor.

Habitual turn out is the modus operandi of both the weak and the tight piriformis which is the tricky part. Everyone should stand and walk with relatively parallel feet which would indicate a balanced piriformis. Instead most people are turned out to one degree or the other which has to affect the tone of the piriformis.

Piriformis syndrome is about more than just a tight muscle. The muscle usually goes into spasm which is what causes it to press against the sciatic nerve and this can happen with a weak or tight piriformis muscle. What this means is that you can have an unhappy sacroiliac joint without suffering from piriformis syndrome but pretty much any time you have piriformis syndrome the sacroiliac joint will be compromised.

The video above is an excellent release for both the

BESMERTYE

w1CoIrEyC5W08QkQ7asnEg-defaultЦинь Шихуанди, первый император китайской династии Цинь, правивший в III веке до н. э., умер в 39 лет. Скорее всего, он отравился ртутью, которая входила в состав эликсира бессмертия: Шихуанди верил, что она сделает его бессмертным. Он больше всего боялся смерти и пытался найти способы её избежать, в том числе путешествовал к разным китайским мудрецам, пытаясь выведать тайну эликсира. Считается, что Шихуанди взял ртуть с собой в могилу и окружил свою гробницу рвом из ртути — поэтому там сложно вести археологические раскопки. Вообще бессмертие в Китае долгое время считалось реальным и достижимым, а потому императоры Китая часто употребляли эликсиры бессмертия, но многие из них умерли от отравления. Это касается не только древних времён: император Чжу Хоуцун умер в 1567 году из-за того, что принимал ртуть, пытаясь продлить свою жизнь.

CRAMPS—-YOGA EAGLE POSE

Garuda means eagle, the king of the birds in Indian mythology. This is a particularly challenging posture requiring a combination of strength, balance and flexibility. The ankles and legs are strengthened in this posture and flexibility is restored to the shoulders. This pose requires your position for 10 to 15 minutes. It would give you the tendency to balance your body straight. You have to breathe light when attempting this pose of yoga. It stretches the shoulders and strengthens your legs by giving your body a balance to stand firm.

This posture is particularly beneficial to those suffering from cramping in calf muscles. If you have weak ankles and are prone to ankle sprains this posture will tone up the muscles surrounding your ankle joints. Balance is restored to the body and the mind is centered.

CURCUMIN-ANTIAGING

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Introduction:

The latest, and most likely, program theory of aging is the telomere shortening theory. Telomeres are the end-cap segments of DNA (our genetic material). Each time a cell replicates, a small piece of DNA is taken off the end of each chromosome. The shorter the telomere gets, the more it affects gene expression. The result is cellular aging and an increased risk for immune dysfunction, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other degenerative diseases.

New research shows that curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa), may exert significant benefit in preventing telomere shortening and may actually promote elongation of telomeres.

Background Information:

The key to slowing down the aging process and extending maximal human lifespan will ultimately involve preserving or restoring telomere length to the DNA (as well as decreasing chromosomal damage, cellular oxidation, and many other factors).

Several measures have already been shown to achieve this goal:

  •  Simply adopting a comprehensive dietary and lifestyle change consistent with good health has been shown to preserve telomere length.
  • Physical exercise has been shown to be associated with preserving telomere length.
  • Meditation has been shown to preserve telomere length by reducing the negative effects of stress.
  • Higher vitamin D levels are associated with longer telomeres
  • Since levels of inflammatory markers in the blood correlate with telomere shortening, natural strategies that reduce inflammation are very important in reducing the rate of telomere shortening.

New Data:

Although telomeres shorten with each cell division, dividing cells express telomerase, a protein complex that synthesizes and elongates telomeres. Researchers hypothesized that curcumin could increase telomerase expression and thereby help preserve telomere length. To test their hypothesis, they chose to look at its effects on telomerase expression in brain cells exposed to beta-amyloid, a key source of oxidative damage and brain cell death linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers measured the effects of curcumin on cell survival and cell growth, intracellular oxidative stress and telomerase expression in these brain cells. Results indicate that the brain protecting effects of curcumin in Alzheimer’s may be primarily due to its effects on telomerase expression. When telomerase expression was inhibited the protective effects produced by curcumin disappeared.

These results indicate that another key aspect of curcumin in preserving brain health is through its effects on telomere expression.

Commentary:

There is considerable experimental evidence that curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric, protects against age-related brain damage and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, the two clinical trials conducted to date failed to show any benefit. However, the failure to produce positive results may have been due to the poor absorption profile of the curcumin used in the trials. Of all curcumin products on the market, Theracurmin® shows the greatest absorption by a significant margin.

Currently there is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study underway with Theracurmin® in Alzheimer’s