Archive for July, 2011
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If your feet are constantly cold, your legs are sore when you walk, or your feet hurt in bed at night, you may be suffering from poor blood circulation. This, in turn, can slow down the process of healing when you have cuts or other damage to your feet.
Staying physically active is one way to help improve your circulation. You also need to control your blood fat and sugar levels, as well as your blood pressure. And of course, don’t smoke.
If your feet are numb, you have a burning sensation on the soles of your feet or pins and needles in your feet, you have signs of possible nerve damage. Foot nerves are the longest in our bodies and are therefore susceptible to damage by diabetes. If these nerves are damaged, the feelings are lessened, so we could have the cuts or blisters that can lead to ulcers, and we wouldn’t even know about it.
Check your feet regularly to be sure there are no signs of injury. If you develop corns or calluses, have them treated immediately by a podiatrist. Wash and dry carefully between your toes, and keep your nails trimmed and smooth.
Everyone likes to have their feet pampered, but for us diabetics it not only feels good, it also prevents serious health problems in the future. So book that foot massage now!
There are so many useful tips for making various items by hand. Whenever you have some free time, instead of getting bored or merely watching television and lazing, you can discover an exciting hobby. Get creative and start making your own household items that are useful as well as attractive. Now, ask any girl if she loves dressing up. The answer will be a big yes.
Satin ribbons are ideal for making cute hair bows. There are different styles of hair bows. You can choose the style you like best. About a yard of ribbon can be sufficient to make yourself a regular length bow. Choose a suitable color satin ribbon. Ideally, it may be about two and a quarter inches wide. Now stretch the ribbon and twist midway. You must fold the ribbon in a loop like manner. Hold the cross over part of the ribbon tightly. You can then improvise on the basic loop by using an additional ribbon. The two ribbons must now be fixed together. Glue or a stitch should do the job. You now have a basic bow. You can add hair clips to the back of your bow and this can now be used as a hair bow for toddlers or school girls.
Improvise on the basic design with colors and other twists. You should now have two three different designs to use as you wish. Most women love shopping for clothes and accessories. But you need not spend money to look pretty. There are so many do-it-yourself items you can create as accessories. A good example of this is a hair bow.
Inner Circle Women Labels :hair bows, steps in making a hair design
Tea Tree Oil is one of the most useful products in nature. It has been used by some Aboriginal People in Australia for many centuries as one of their most useful medicines. Tea Tree oil is derived from Melaleuca Alternifloria which is a narrow-leafed paper bark tree that is native to certain parts of Australia. Some people think that it is called the Tea Tree because Captain Cook, who sailed from England in the 17th Century, used the leaves to make a tea from when they first voyaged to Australia, hence the name Tea Tree. Captain Cook found that it was good at combating scurvy a disease that many of his crew suffered from at that time due to a lack of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.
Australia has more than 300 different kinds of Tea Tree, but only one of them is used to make the oil which is now world famous. Tea Tree Oil first came to prominence during the First World War in the early 20th century. Australian soldiers were seen to be using the oil to treat their infections. They had a great deal of success with this. During World War Two, Tea Tree Oil growers were exempt from National Service in Australia as their contribution to the war was to produce Tea Tree Oil for use by its troops.
Tea Tree oil has a number of fantastic properties making it an excellent treatment for many complaints. These are all external uses as Tea Tree Oil should not be taken internally.
Tea Tree oil has been shown to be effective against Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses. It is extracted as an essential oil by steam or water distillation from the leaves and twigs of the Tea Tree. The oil is a water-white liquid or pale yellow-green. It has a fresh, spicy and slightly camphoraceous smell.