March 2015 - Hey Mr. Vitamin

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Headaches, including migraines, are one of the most common ailments in the United States. In the past three months, over 47 million Americans have suffered from a severe or debilitating headache. Migraines affect nearly 10 percent of the population in this country and cost $1 billion annually in direct medical expenses. Whether you have exhausted the usual medications or you simply like the idea of relieving headaches with natural remedies, the following organic treatments may help. Lavender, peppermint, and basil oil help fight inflammation, inferior blood flow, and tight muscles. These issues can all contribute to a headache or migraine. Relieve and prevent headaches using stretches and massages. This organic treatment can be incorporated into your normal workout routine and massages are a great preventative method. Dietary changes can also help relieve headaches. There are a number of foods that can contribute to this type of pain. The best way to find out if a food is causing you headaches or migraines is to keep a food diary.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Muscle cramps can come about when you overuse a muscle or get dehydrated, stressed out, or tired. In some instances, a muscle will lock up seemingly out of nowhere or will cramp up while you are trying to sleep. Regardless of the reason that you experience muscle cramps, there are a number of home remedies that can provide relief. You can ease muscle cramps using stretches and heat, or take a ginger infused bath to relieve tired muscles. Also, be sure to increase water and electrolyte intake for muscle cramp prevention and relief.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

In the days leading up to a period, it is common for a woman to experience premenstrual or PMS symptoms. Some women experience multiple severe symptoms while other women have one or two minimal symptoms. PMS symptoms include, but are not limited to, irritability, anxiety, bloating, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and general pain. Many women are wary of taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, and prefer to seek out natural treatments for managing these symptoms. First, rid yourself of exaggerated PMS symptoms by alleviating stress. Then, develop a regular exercise routine to help balance hormones. Finally, clean up your diet and start taking nutritional supplements to reduce PMS symptoms. These natural treatments should help manage symptoms, whether severe or minimal.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States. Somewhere between 40 and 50 million Americans suffer from acne and nearly 85 percent of Americans have acne at some point during their lives. Most occurs on the face, chest, and back. Many people are self conscious about their acne because it appears in such prominent places. If you suffer from acne and don’t want to use chemical solutions, home remedies can be a great option. A baking soda exfoliant reduces breakouts and inflammation and you can clear up acne and balance the skin’s pH with apple cider vinegar. Coconut oil and tea tree oil combat acne with antibacterial properties. Also, you can use honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg as an acne spot treatment.