How to cure hot flashes naturally

Hot flashes can happen to men or women, of any age. For women undergoing menopause avoid these triggers: stress, caffeine, alcohol, smoking.

Hot flashes due to menopause can last from five years to more. Some women experience these symptoms for less time. But hot flashes are obviously uncomfortable.

Hormone replacement therapy carries some risks including blood clots and gallbladder inflammation.

Here is some information on how to use essential oils to reduce the symptoms of hot flashes naturally:

  
xxSerena

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Six relaxing yoga poses to help you fall asleep

These poses will help you wind down as you prepare for sleep. Sleep is crucial. It allows muscles to build, organs to regenerate and the brain to rest and prepare for your day.

  
Do you do exercises to prepare for sleep?

xxSerena 

12 ways that swimming helps your body mind and spirit

According to a scientific study swimming reduces early death by 50%! Another interesting tidbit is that swimming actually helps to replace damaged brain cells.

Because you are working in the water, the rules of physics and biochemistry change. This impacts your body in a positive way; is also exercises your entire body. 

Swimming gives the body a different set of movements and forces the body to exercise a totally different locomotive structure. This exercises your brain in ways that just don’t happen on land.

  

Swimming in salt water brings even more benefit to your body. The natural salt cleans any infections, heels cuts and even cleans out your sinuses. 

How often do you swim? If not often, consider going for a swim!

xxSerena 

How to be attractive in nine easy steps

Some people! So attractive and we aren’t even sure exactly what it is about them, right?

I think it is true that beauty is exuded from the insides. It’s that inner confidence. That inner happiness. That in your kindness and consideration that shines through and makes a person attractive. 

You just want to be around them.

Yes it’s true we have our own “taste” when it comes to what we physically prefer in a human being. Perhaps we think curly hair is more enticing than straight or short girls are cuter than tall ones! 

But sometimes the person we deal with becomes more attractive. How can this phenomenon happen? Here are 9 easy steps you can take; to become more attractive. 

  
Do you agree with this list?

Either way, have a great Friday 🙂

xxSerena 

Five of the best brain foods

A sharp memory, stress control, motor skills and effective learning ability can be enhanced with foods you feed your body and consequently, feed your brain.

Blueberries help protect the brain from damaging stress and may reduce the effects of age related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Oily fish containing omega-3 essential fatty acid’s contain anti-inflammatory substances essential for brain function.

Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E. The more vitamin E,  the better your brain cognition. So reach for almonds, seasame, flax and peanut butter. 

Here is a handy chart to help you remember five of the best brain foods:

  
What are your favorite brain foods?

xxSerena 

Two simple pimple treatments for oily skin

Oily skin, lush and gorgeous because of the regular production of natural oils is less prone to wrinkles and is soft.  But is different than normal or dry; its more prone to pimples. Those with oily skin often have to wash more regularly and breakouts can be severe. 

Here’s a helpful chart for you lovely jublies with “oily” skin. I like to call it naturally moisturized healthy skin! 

  
Oh and btw… Curd is yogurt! Let me know if the treatments work or not! 

xxSerena 

DIY home lemon herb freshener 

Chemicals in our air, food and beauty products can lead to allergies or sickness. Remember that we take in what’s in our environment, bring it into our bodies, and use it to metabolize. So why not keep it natural? 

Scents affect us, they can determine mood. I love walking into a room that smells beautiful, comfortable and clean. One option is to gently simmer natural herbs or citrus for an hour to purify and gently scent your air. 

We already know the health benefits of lemon.

  
Don’t throw away your old lemon! I scrub pieces of used lemon around my sink and then rinse and also add to my homemade natural home deodorizer. 

For mine, I brought these ingredients in a pot to boil and then reduced to a simmer:

  • 2 cups water
  • Lemon pieces
  • Two drops lemongrass essential oil
  • Fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper corns

  
It’s a good natural home deodorizer. It’ll purify your air and calm your home. Here are some other ingredients you can use to make your own DIY home deodorizer:

  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Mint leaves
  • Orange
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon sticks 
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Flower petals

According to studies, most people prefer lemon or herb smells over cookie-type home scents.

  

Would you ever try this? What scents would you choose?

xxSerena 

10 health benefits to eating pears

Pears are delicious; often the main ingredient in fancy gourmet desserts. 

In your quest for including a wide variety of fruits to your diet, include pears. Remember also to eat the skin, raw is best, wash well and enjoy! 

  
I love the smell and taste of a good pear. How often do you eat pears? What is your favourite way of eating them? 

xxSerena 

20 tips to lose weight in 10 days 

Sometimes you need a boost to push you towards a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you want to do it for the people who love you, so that you can better serve society, or for your own self esteem.  

Here’s an infographic to give you 20 tips to start today. You’ll feel better, your life will change and the ones who love you will be grateful. The changes you make today will influence changes in someone else sooner or later. 

  
Good luck on your health journey. I wish you the best ❤️

xxSerena 

Health benefits of strawberries

A juicy red sweet strawberry fights against cancer, helps with weight loss and is delicious.  It also provides us an interesting trivia tidbit – it’s the only fruit with its seeds on the outside!

In comparison to your fruits like apples, oranges or bananas, strawberries have the highest amount of nutrients! They are a real true power food.

Berries are known to help with weight loss. They also help curb your cravings for processed sugary treats.

The next time you crave chocolate, candy, white floured fried cakey treats or sugar, eat a bowl of strawberries instead.

It’s nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants including vitamin C.

Photography by Serena Alibhai @serenapeace (Instagram)

High in flavonoids, strawberries can reduce the risk of heart attack by 32%.

Strawberries contain high amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.

Happy strawberry eating!

xxSerena