Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thoughtful Thursdays


I spend a great amount of time in the health and wellness community. This information was recently given to me and trusting the source, I thought I'd pass it along to you.  Here are a few tidbits to file away in your literal or mental Rolodex.  Enjoy!

  1. Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?
  2. Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
  3. Before you head to the drugstore for high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a few curiously strong Altoids peppermints.  They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
  4. Achy muscles from a bout of flu?  Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of Olive Oil.  Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.
  5. Soar throat?  Just mix a 1/4 cup vinegar with a 1/4 cup honey and take 1 tablespoon 6 times per day.  Vinegar kills bacteria.
  6. Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer.  Just dissolve  two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.  Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never advertised for this use.
  7. Honey remedy for skin blemishes... cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it.  Honey kills bacteria, keeps the skin sterile and speeds healing.  Works over night.
  8. Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash.  The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
  9. Balm for broken blisters... to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine a powerful antiseptic.
  10.  Easy eyeglass protection: to prevent the screws from loosening apply a small drop of Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
  11. Cleaning liquid that doubles as a bug killer... if menacing bees, wasps, hornets or yellow jackets get into your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground.  I found this to be true with aerosol air freshener as well!
  12. Smart splinter remover.  Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin.  The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
  13. Hunt's tomato paste boil cure... cover the boil with Hunt's Tomato Paste as a compress.  The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and brings the boil to a head.
  14. Vinegar to heal bruises... soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour.  The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
  15. Quaker Oats for fast pain's not just for breakfast anymore!  Mix 2 cups of oats in 1 cup of water in a bowl warm the water in a microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
Who knew any of this?

Disclaimer: I am not compensated in any way by the companies mentioned and represented in this post. As always consult your respective, personal health professionals for advise.


  1. Really? I've never heard of such things! I love the splinter removal technique with the glue. Great tips!

  2. I'm big on this kind of thing; been doing the drop of nailpolish to hold in eyeglass screws for years, but lots of new ones here...will try to commit some to memory.

  3. These are great! Thanks. I might have to print them out :)

  4. Well my goodness, aren't you full of wonderful information today. I don't think I've ever heard of any of these!

  5. I did! I did! But I'm old and own books on simple fixes and homeopathic cures. It's great that you put so many of them in one post! Smart people will print them out and save them!

  6. Every single one of these is new to me. I'm going to print this out. Thanks.



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