10 Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes (Video)

Health, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) One of the things that can ruin a nice summer day or evening are Mosquitoes.

The annoying buzzing around and awful bites that leave you with an itchy trail of discomfort.

In this article, we will discuss 10 plants you can grow that naturally repel Mosquitoes and can make your summertime fun more enjoyable.

As we know it is that time of year again – mosquito time!
Chances are, you have heard of many of the plants that naturally repel mosquitoes and many pests.
And, best of all, they can be found at your local nursery.
Using plants to deter pesky insects is an easy, safe and natural alternative to store-bought sprays and chemicals.

 

1. Citronella
This is one I think everyone is familiar with.
Citronella should be planted outside after your last frost.
If you are planting in pots, you can move it outdoors to your porch so it can repel pesky mosquitoes in the springtime.
 This plant loves a little afternoon shade and rich, most soil.
Citronella is known as the mosquito plant because the citronella scent is infused into many candles and sprays.
Keep this one near your doorway to keep flying insects outside.
2. Lavender
Lavender is one of those plants that serves a pletheria of medicinal purposes and can be used to combat Mosquitoes as well.
Lavender is a perennial plant that requires full sun; however, it prefers to live in pots with rich soil that isn’t kept too moist.

It makes a beautiful companion for any porch with is beautiful light purple, pink or white flowers.
 Both the leaves and the flowers are not appreciated by insects or unwanted foragers.
3. Marigold
Marigolds offer a distinctive smell which mosquitoes, and some gardeners, find particularly offensive.

Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents.

These beautiful plants prefer full sin and fertile soil.
Although you can plant them from seeds, they are much easier to purchase at your local garden center.

Position potted marigolds near entrances or windows to deter mosquitoes.
Besides repelling mosquitoes, marigolds can be planted near your garden as they repel insects that prey on young tomato plants.
4. Pennyroyal
Pennyroyal leaves and stems can be carried with you to deter insects.

An added bonus to pennyroyals is that they also deter fleas and ticks from your pets.

Be careful, you might find your animals digging them up or rolling around in your protected areas as pets seem to know how beneficial this plant can be.
Be sure you don’t consume the oils from pennyroyal plants as it can be toxic to humans.
5. Garlic
From pests to vampires, garlic is known for keeping unwanted prey away.

Garlic’s ability to deter unwanted insects has been scientifically proven, although the exact component is unknown.
This pungent herb may keep more than just the insect away if you aren’t careful so be sure you keep too much around.
6. Peppermint
Mints in general have a distinct aroma that naturally repels insects.

Mint is a very hardy and prolific plant that grows well in a potted environment.

You can pick the mint leaves and rub them on your skin for added protection.

 Let’s face it – you’d probably rather smell like mint than garlic, both have additional health benefits.
Mint comes in many varieties including chocolate mint, peppermint, apple mint, lemon mint and many others.
7. Lemongrass
Lemongrass has a sweet lemony aroma that insects detest.

It can also calm nerves, promote restful sleep, and reduce digestive distress, but keeping biting bugs at bay is enough of a benefit.
You can plant this in pots around your porch and keep it near your home entrances.
For a quick relief from insects (if you venture off the porch), crush up a handful of leaves and keep them in your pocket or rub them on your skin.
8. Catnip
Most cat lovers know this herb, but the pungent smell is also offensive for mosquitoes.

Start catnip by sowing seeds in pots or your garden.
This herb of the mint family will grow in almost any soil in full sun.
Catnip can grow 3-5′ tall so don’t plant this one where you have limited space.
9. Basil

Basil can be grown in an herb garden or in pots on your porch.

To keep insects away from your body, crush a handful of leaves and put them in your pocket or rub them on your skin.

For best results, try lemon basil or cinnamon basil.

These emit a stronger scent.

The added bonus, like garlic and rosemary, you can use the basil in your favorite recipes.

If you have an overabundance of mosquitoes, don’t underestimate them.

Using natural plants is a safe and effective way to ward off the insects, but sometimes additional protection of sprays may be necessary.

Use caution especially in areas where West Nile and other diseases are found.

 

References:

http://www.wideopencountry.com/9-plants-turn-porch-mosquito-free-zone/

http://www.urbanorganicgardener.com/2014/04/top-10-plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP5j-Oqqryz3TTRr4zlSvig

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Rid Produce of Parasites and Pesticides With This Simple Trick (Video)

Health, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) In today’s world, our environment is constantly being bombarded with pesticides used in farming and ultimately it is affecting our health and the quality of our food.

One issue we face when consuming our favorite fruits and vegetables is whether they`re completely free of pesticides, chemicals and other dirt that can be found on their skin and peel.

Not to mention these pesticides may also be responsible for the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) we’ve seen in the bee world in recent years.

So how can we ensure our food is as clean and pesticide/parasite free as possible?

One natural and simple solution is using Apple Cider Vinegar as a cleansing agent..

I’ve discussed in previous articles the amazing uses for this miracle vinegar.

From hair care, to medical care, this vinegar is an all around champion of health.

How to Clean Fruits and Vegetables 

Ingredients

– 8 cups of water

– 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions

1.  Fill a large bowl with about 8 cups of water. Add in 2 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and your fruits and vegetables. 

2. Let sit for about 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, gently scrub, rise, dry and enjoy!

The video below demonstrates the proper way to cleans fruits and veggies and to kill off any parasites and pesticides that are on the produce.

Using the activated charcoal will destroy any residue of pesticides that are still lingering on your produce.

The ACV will kill parasites and their larvae.

The soak should be 10 minutes each. Wash produce between soaks…

 

How To Properly Wash Fruits And Veggies To Kill Parasites [VIDEO]

References:

http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/06/how-to-clean-fruits-and-vegetables.html

http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572

http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/simple-trick-make-sure-wash-fruits-right-way/

Healthy Wealthy And Wise

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/how-to-properly-wash-fruits-and-veggies-to-kill-parasites_4b9e7725f.html

The Funniest Dog Shaming Pictures And Videos Ever! (Videos)

Animals, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) Our pets are apart of our daily lives, adding joy, being companions and in this case, bringing us laughs when they do things they know they aren’t suppose to do or they are just being funny.

This is a collection of some of the funniest Dog Hall Of Shame photo montages and videos of naughty and comical dogs I’ve seen in awhile!

I had to share these, because they were just too funny!

If you need of a good laugh, here you go!

 

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These dogs just committed heinous crimes but have no idea why they’re being shamed. Hopefully they’ve learned their lesson but we’ll love them regardless.

 

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Doctors Told Him To Leave His Owners Hospital Bed, Wait Until You See The Dogs Reaction (Video)

Animals, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) Dogs are known for their never ending love and devotion to their owners.

A love so deep and true, they will gladly die for you, if it means keeping you safe.

I can speak from first hand experience how much a dog can help one recover from illness.

In this heart warming and sweet story from WorldTruthTV, we meet Denali, who loves his daddy so much, he is unable to leave his bedside, during an illness wiith Cancer.

WorldTruthTV: The video featured below has been titled “Denali.” It is a heartwarming story told from the perspective of a dog.

It’s a beautiful display of companionship, love, and gratitude. It is the story of a photographer and surfer Ben Moon and his dog Denali.

Mid 2004, Ben was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 cancer. During his entire hospital stay, Denali never left his side.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/122375452?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

He even refused to leave his hospital room. Ben went through countless surgeries, treatments, and appointments with Denali by his side.

The dog played a huge part of Ben’s recovery. Denali died when he was nearly 15 year old.

In order to celebrate his life, share this video with your family and friends!

 

References:

http://worldtruth.tv/doctors-told-him-to-leave-his-owners-hospital-bed-but-wait-until-you-see-the-dogs-reaction/

http://higherperspectives.com/denali/

Inexpensive and Healthy Way to Make Your Own Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Video)

Health, Survival, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) The innumerable health benefits of apple cider vinegar are undeniable.

This common kitchen staple can boost your health on a multitude of levels.

It has incredible benefits for the body,both on the inside as well as on the outside.

Although often times added in cooking recipes,such as soups and salads, apple cider vinegar can also be used in many natural remedies to treat a number of ailments including indigestion, heartburn, inflammations, infections.

This is one of the main reasons you should always keep some ACV on hand and in your pantry.

You can always go to the supermarket and buy a bottle of organic ACV, the best and safest option is to make your own raw organic vinegar at home.

This way you’ll reap most of its health benefits and not have to be concerned about unwanted or unhealthy cheimcals and other ingredients being added.

The preparation is extremely simple and as well as easy on the wallet.

Ingredients:

organic apples
water
sugar

Directions:

Wash the apples thoroughly then either cut them into cubes or slices, whichever is your preference.

Place the apples in a glass jar adding a bit of sugar (1% sugar of the apple weight, i.e. 10g sugar to 1kg apples).

The sugar is essential for the fermentation process and will completely be lost in the final product.

Fill up the jar with water, cover with gauze and leave in room temperature of about 20°C.

In 7-10 days the jar will start releasing a sour odor.

As the smell grows stronger, it is suggested to keep the jar in another room besides the kitchen.

In one month your homemade ACV will be ready.

You will be able to taste the sourness of the vinegar.

When the AVC is ready, strain the liquid through gauze and store in sterilized glass bottles.

If you prefer your ACV a bit more sour, leave it to sit a few extra days before straining.

The video below also gives instructions on how to make AVC at home.

 

How To Make Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ~ Raw, Vegan, Paleo, AIP Recipe [VIDEO]

References:

periscope.tv/wholehealthdana

http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/make-raw-organic-apple-cider-vinegar/

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/how-to-make-raw-organic-apple-cider-vinegar-raw-vegan-paleo-aip-recipe_cbefa7204.html

Censorship Hitting Epidemic Proportions on Social Media (Videos)

Censorship, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) The issue of censorship has become a hot topic recently on social media. There are many people who claim their social media accounts, whether on Facebook or Twitter, have been unfairly targeted and censored because of their political beliefs and/or statements they and others make on the social media platform.

The video below discusses and gives examples of censorship on Twitter.

In a recent censorship twist by Twitter, Breitbart News claims Twitter is now using the same “Shadow Banning” censorship technique that Facebook does. Breitbart News went on to claim Twitter also possesses another technique which uses a White List and/or a Black List to censor accounts.

According to a source inside the company, Twitter maintains a whitelist of accounts that are being provided a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. Twitter also maintains a blacklist of accounts that are denied, unrecognised, or ostracised.

Breitbart reported that a senior editor at a major digital publisher confirmed the Twitter information, cautioning that he feared his own tweets might be blocked if he attracted the company’s ire for speaking out on the issue and exposing the truth.

Under Stealth banning (also called Shadow banning, Hell banning, Coventry or ghost-posting) is a practice used by managers of some online communities, the action taken to block content added by spammers and Internet trolls. It is also used to block the content of other individuals whose interests do not coincide with that of a manager or the community. It lets the content be blocked through hiding of the individual’s contributions from public view but leaves the individual’s account active and the actual contributions visible to the individual.

The examples go on and on. Your freedom of speech is being chipped away daily.

Seen.Life is a new alternative social media, no censorship, free press.

On Seen.Life, you also don’t have to worry about how fast you post or being banned.

You don’t like Trump, you can post about your distain for him openly, without worry.

Don’t agree with Obama’s foreign policy?

Post about it and your posts will be seen by the entire community.

On Seen.Life your opinion is valued as free speech.

Another great thing about Seen.Life is there is absolutely no DATA gathering, your personal information will never be shared with anyone, unlike Facebook and Twitter.

No Photo ID or phone number required.

You are able to be completely anonymous !

Join today!  https://seen.life/frontpage

References:

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/16/exclusive-twitter-shadowbanning-is-real-say-inside-sources/

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/twitter-hiding-shadowbanning-disliked/2016/02/16/id/714693/

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Facebook-Tools-Fight-Terrorism/2016/02/12/id/714023/#ixzz40OC1ivcD

Memes by Alton Parrish

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitelist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_banning

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/16/exclusive-twitter-shadowbanning-is-real-say-inside-sources

The Best Way To Prevent Lung Cancer They Don’t Want You To Know About (Video)

Health, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) When lung cancer invades the body, there typically aren’t any symptoms until it reaches the advanced stages. As the disease progresses, the symptoms one will experience are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and bloody mucus start to appear. The mainstream medical treatments includes surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation.

A healthy diet may not be able to cure or treat lung cancer, however it can lower the risk of developing the disease as well as help a patient manage the symptoms once it develops. Plus, a balanced, nutrient-dense diet can raise the chances of successful cancer treatments and prevent some side effects, like undesirable weight loss.

Typically lung cancer and smoking go hand in hand. If you chain smoke there are several ways to cleanse your lungs of tar and toxins, thus reducing your risk of illness.

 1. Inhaling oils

Inhaling essential eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary or thyme oil 2-3 times a week is an excellent way to quickly cleanse the lungs of toxins and excess mucus. Simply heat some water in a saucepan and add a few drops of natural essential oils in it. Inhaling the hot steam with essential oils also relaxes the muscles in your body and immediately relieves breathing problems. This method should not only be used for lung detoxification, but also in cases of influenza, common cold, bronchitis, laryngitis and other respiratory ailments.

2. Dietary change

Like any other type of cleansing, lung cleansing includes dietary changes. A healthy diet is important because it stimulates the natural cleaning mechanisms of the body and strengthens the immune system. It is also highly recommended to consume lots of water, fruits and vegetables.

Magnesium is a mineral that is particularly suitable for people suffering from asthma. It can significantly increase lung capacity. The easiest way to get this mineral is by consuming seeds, nuts and beans. Selenium is another powerful antioxidant, and Brazil nuts are the best food source of selenium. It is also found in some types of fish such as tuna, salmon and cod, but also in lamb, eggs and cereals.

Here are other foods that boost lung capacity include:

Chili

Hot food such as chili helps to break down excess mucus in the lungs. This is why you immediately get a runny nose when you eat spicy foods. In the same way this food acts on excess mucus and tar in the lungs, helping your body to make eliminate them more easily.

 

Water

Plain water is the best body cleanser! Try to avoid soft drinks, coffee and alcohol. Good hydration is essential for overall health and accelerates the elimination of toxins from the body.

Garlic And Nettle

Garlic has widely recognized for its therapeutic properties owing to the number of health-boosting nutrients it contains, including allicin. It’s a powerful antioxidant that prevents the onset of many diseases, including cancers and infections of the lungs. It efficiently breaks down mucus and flushes toxins from the body. Nettle on the other hand is abundant in iron and is a strong lung disinfectant.

Grapefruit, Apples And Pomegranate

The flavonoids in these fruits are highly beneficial for lung cleansing. Apples are another fruit that has similar effect on lungs. Pomegranate on the other hand contains many antioxidants which slow down the development of lung diseases, including lung cancer.

Sweet Corn

This is a food that contains beta-cryptoxanthin, which is thought to protect lungs from cancer because it is a powerful antioxidant. However, this food undergoes a lot of genetic modification, so make sure the sweet corn you are buying is organic.

Ginger

As a natural remedy and food, ginger helps defend against malicious diseases. This is another powerful tool for the elimination of toxins from the lungs. You can either drink ginger tea made from fresh ginger root or add a piece of ginger to your meals.

Tea Made From Pine Needles

Although traditionally used as a mouth and throat rinse, Pine Needle Tea can be a great ally in the fight against lung cancer.

Discover the best cancer fighting foods in this controversial video below:

 

Cancer Fighting Foods They Don’t Want You To Know About [VIDEO]

References:

http://www.healthyfoodteam.com/the-best-nutrition-to-prevent-lung-cancer/#arvlbdata

http://www.livestrong.com/article/335771-foods-to-fight-lung-cancer/

http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/

http://www.healthy-diet-healthy-you.com/Lung_Cancer_Diet.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/cancer-fighting-foods-they-dont-want-you-to-know-about_69121a724.html

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf0Hbmf57PvJHFplz9TOB3g

Horses Can Help Heal People’s Pained Bodies and Wounded Souls (Videos)

Animals, Health, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) Horses have graced our history as long as man has been wondering the Earth. They’ve played a vital role in the development and advancement of human societies. Once domesticated, the horse was poised for greatness because of its anatomy, physiology, and sociability. As a herd animal with a pecking order in the wild, it learned sub-ordinance allowing man to become its boss and teacher.

The uses for the horse in man’s life go on and on. The horse was used for food, herding, warfare, transportation, communication, agriculture, trade, commerce, pleasure, sport, religion, symbol, status, gift, industry, competition, and recreation. This is to say nothing about its significant role in the transfer of language, culture, and technology that resulted with the increased mobility the horse offered to man.

Now these majestic creatures are playing another pivotal role in our society- therapy. These gentle souls are once again helping their human counterparts, this time to help heal broken hearts, aiding exercising impaired bodies, and teaching the speechless to open up and communicate.

Whether or not you are a skeptic about holistic medicine or alternative methods, there’s one thing many of us will agree upon: there is just something magical about the relationship humans have with animals that is deeply profound. When that relationship is used to help a human feel better, miracles can happen. You can witness the results with your own eyes.

“Of all the animals the horse is the best friend of the Indian, for without it he could not go on long journeys. A horse is the Indian’s most valuable piece of property. If an Indian wishes to gain something, he promises that if the horse will help him, he will paint it with native dye, that all may see that help has come to him through the aid of his horse.” ~ Brave Buffalo (late 19th century) Teton Sioux medicine man

A horse gallops with his lungs, Perserveres with his heart, And wins with his character. The Horse. Here is nobility without conceit, Friendship without envy, Beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet no slave. A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon

In the first video below, we see how horses are used in the treatment of Post Tramatic Stress Disorder. Many of our veterans are coming home, haunted by the horrors they witnessed while away at war.Horses are like emotional antennas, picking up our every mood and sensing our feelings. As a a lie detector would..

Brian Mancini is an Army veteran who battles post-traumatic stress disorder after having served in Baghdad.

To help with his emotional recovery, he’s turned to equine therapy—a practice that uses specially trained horses to help improve a person’s physical and emotional states.

Watch what happens when Brian enters the ring with two horses.

 

How Horses Help an Army Veteran Heal from PTSD [VIDEO]

It is amazing how the horse gave Brian a visual of how his feelings were projecting out to others and why he was getting the responses he was from those around him. The horses taught him to use patience, rather than frustration and when Brian found his patience, the horses came to him. now Brian can apply this knowledge in his every day life to improve his relationships and interactions with the world.

One program geared towards helping veterans with cope with PTSD is Operation We Are Here and you can visist their website Here

 

The next video is a trailer for One With The Herd, which is about Equinisity Retreats where the focus is on spiritual healing, using horses to guide the participants through healing process.

From the website: Equinisity Retreats are transformational journeys hosted by Liz Mitten Ryan, Author, Artist and Animal Communicator and her herd of equine higher beings. These spiritual, healing and personal growth with horses and nature retreats offer re-connection, re-vitalisation and healing, dispelling illusion, shifting consciousness and tuning and raising personal and universal vibration.

We offer life changing, healing inspirational, spiritual and personal development retreats including a unique model of Horse Therapy offered by the Herd at liberty and certification in Equinistic Healing. The retreats are individually tailored to each participant depending on your interests in fusion and alignment with the consciousness and spirit of Equinisity.

 

One With The Herd [VIDEO]

Another equine therapy is called Hippotherapy. The definition of Hippotherapy is the physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. Hippotherapy literally means “treatment with the help of the horse” from the Greek word, “hippos” meaning horse.

Specially trained physical and occupational therapists use this treatment for clients with movement dysfunction.
In Hippotherapy, the movement of the horse influences the client. The client is positioned on the horse and actively responds to the animal’s movement. The therapist directs the movement of the horse; analyzes the client’s responses; and adjusts the treatment accordingly. This strategy is used as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve functional outcomes.
The next video is the inspirational story of Christian, who up until 3 years ago, wouldn’t speak. Christian is autistic and his parents took him to Bright Riders/Autism Speaks for Hippotherapy and now Christian has come out ofhis shell and is speaking and interacting with others.
If you would be interested checking out more about Brighter Riders,go Here.

 

Horse Therapy Help Autistic Children [VIDEO]

These magnificent animals seem to evolve as time goes by- finding more ways to be useful to mankind. They see into our hearts and know our hurts, our ills, our sorrows and work their magic to heal us and make us whole again.

This final video is Elvis and Riley have fun free-playing with their Equi-Spirit ball. Imagine an 18.5 hand horse horsing around and Riley, his side-kick who is hilarious.

The story of how the Equi-Spirit Ball came to be: Equi-Spirit Toys & Tools came to be all because of a 2 week old orphan foal we saved from auction in 2000.  After nursing him back to healthy, Riley showed the highest play drive we had ever seen in a horse.  However, he literally would destroy every toy, often within 10 minutes.  Add Elvis, a rescue Percheron/Paint colt in 2001 and we really were spending a lot of money to keep our horses amused. 

Being educators for a Natural horse Care approach, we believe strongly in the importance of play in a horse’s emotional and physical well-being. Realizing there were not any durable horse play balls on the market, we found reliable manufacturers and created Equi-Spirit. Although we sell our horse play toys all over the world, we still run all operations ourselves out of our ranch in Prescott, Arizona.  We focus on great customer service and quality horse play products.

 

Horses, Elvis & Riley Play with Equi-Spirit Ball [VIDEO]

References:

http://www.littlethings.com/happy-healing-horses-helping-humans-health/?utm_source=sptst&utm_medium=Facebook

http://www.spanishvisionfarm.com/About/about_us_horse_quotes.html

http://www.equi-spirit-toys.com/whoisequispirit.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/horses-elvis-riley-play-with-equi-spirit-ball_7c7b2fcab.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/one-with-the-herd_8ed1ab93a.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/how-horses-help-an-army-veteran-heal-from-ptsd_cb19630f5.html

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/horse-therapy-help-autistic-children_d8b6d1819.html

WTHI-TV

Kenny Williams

OWN 

Liz Mitten Ryan

http://www.equinisity.com/

http://cbsdreamteam.com/the-henry-fords-innovation-nation/episodes/horse-play/

http://www.operationwearehere.com/EquineTherapy.html

http://www.childrenstheraplay.org/hippotherapy

http://www.equineheritageinstitute.org/shaping-civilizations-the-role-of-the-horse-in-human-societies/

Receding Gums? These Natural Remedies Will Rejuvenate Them In No Time (Video)

Health, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) The issue of receding gums happens when the tissue of the gum around the teeth corrodes and it looks like your gums recede backwards. Then a large surface of the teeth is exposed and more visible. When the gums go back, the space between the gum line and the teeth rises. That is perfect place for bacteria growth. Another problem that may happen is over exposure of the root of the tooth that can lead to extreme pain and sensitivity of the tooth. It will also have a negative influence over the structure and bone of the tooth that can cause losing of the tooth. receding-gums

 

Receding Gums Grow Back Naturally [VIDEO]

Symptoms 

This is a common dental problem and many people who suffer from it do not notice the problem immediately. The reason is because the process is slow and happens gradually. Remember to check your gums if you teeth have become very sensitive. That is one of the first signs. Another indicator is the size of you tooth: if it is larger than before then you need to treat the problem because it is a sign of receding gums.

Other symptoms may be:

– Tooth pain/ache
– Larger tooth than before
– Tooth sensitivity 

What is the cause of receding gums?! 

It might be a gum disease, but it can be caused by other reasons such as: 

1. Periodontal diseases. That means bacterial infection in the gums. They cause damage to the supporting bone of the tooth and the gums, followed by other problems. 

2. Lack of oral hygiene. If you skip teeth brushing and flossing you might build up plague on the teeth. That can lead to calculus which is a hard substance which can lead to gum recession. 

3. Aggressive brushing. It is the complete opposite of brushing teeth on regular basis. If you brush your teeth aggressively then the enamel on your teeth will be destroyed and this will lead to receding gums. 

4. Sometimes you will blame the genes. In this case you cannot change a lot about your problem. 

5. Hormone imbalance can lead to receding gums. This can be a huge problem especially among women. Those changes lead to more vulnerable and sensitive gums. 

6. Smoking is also a reason for receding gums. Smoking also causes many other diseases such as lung disease and cancer, but it can also cause receding gums. People, who consume tobacco in any form, can get sticky plague on their teeth more easily and this leads to receding gums. 

7. Clenching and grinding your teeth will put pressure on them and this can cause receding gums. Using force to take bits while you eat may also cause the same problem. 

8. This is a weird reason, but piercing your tongue or lips can also lead to the same problem. 

Ways to treat receding gums 

If you notice the problem with receding gums on time your doctor can treat them with either root planning or tooth scaling. The doctor will safely remove the calculus or the plague from your teeth and the surface underneath the gum line. The other case is if you do not notice the problem on time. In this case you may need to do a surgery on your gums in order to repair the damage. Some of the surgeries may be: regeneration of the lost tissue and bone of gums and teeth, depth reduction, soft tissue graft etc.

If you like to avoid surgery you can use some of the homemade remedies in this article. But remember to consult your doctor if you have serious gyms infection, because you need to know how deep has the bacteria gone. In this case, this step should not be avoided. If the problem is not so serious then you can use only these homemade remedies. By using them and with proper oral hygiene you can grow back you receding gums.

How can gums grow back? 

Gums are soft tissues. They cover our teeth in order to stay in place and they also cover the root of the teeth. If you want to solve the problem with receding gums you need to have a good oral hygiene and you can use many recipes such as oil pulling in order to grow your receding gums again. Read more below.

Homemade recipes for growing back receding gums 

We present you homemade recipes that require only simple ingredients such as herbs and spices.

 

Green tea 

Green tea has an abundance of health benefits and is a staple in many natural health regmines. It is full of antioxidants that fight the free radicals that can cause periodontal disease which can lead to receding gums.

One of the antioxidants in green tea is catechins and it helps in destroying any periodontal disease. This antioxidant can strengthen the connection between the gums and teeth. Its anti-inflammatory properties will lower the swelling of the gums that cause oral diseases.

How to use it: 

Every morning drink 1 cup of green tea. 

Aloe Vera 

Here is another ingredient that can help you with your gum problem. It is aloe vera and it has many health benefits and most of them are connected with skin problems. The reason is because aloe vera has many anti-inflammatory properties and repairing capabilities. In cases of receding gums, aloe vera will fight against inflammation and will turn on the cells which are very important for repairing of the tissues. It will prevent other infections, due to its antibacterial properties.

How to use it: 

Use the gel from aloe vera for your gums problem. There are 2 ways. The first one is to use aloe vera gel like a mouthwash and for brushing. 

Once you have flossed and brushed, put some aloe vera gel and once again brush the gums and teeth. This should last around 3 to 5 minutes. Then rinse your mouth thoroughly. 

The other way is to use it as a mouthwash. Once again after you brush your teeth take a little bit of aloe vera gel and dissolve it in some water. The consistency should be good enough for you so you can swirl it through your mouth. Do this every day after brushing. 

Oil pulling 

One of the most effective treatments for receding gums is oil pulling. It also helps with other oral diseases and it is mostly known for healing cavities. Sesame oil has many health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. It can reduce plague buildups and destroy the toxins in your mouth. The sesame oil will form a protective layer over your teeth and it will reduce the chances of plague building. You can also use this method for improving the absorption of healthy nutrients in your body.

How to use it: 

Take sesame oil and warm it up. Do not overheat the oil. You only need to warm it. Then brush your teeth and take sesame oil in your mouth. Gargle it and swirl it around your mouth. Do this for a few minutes. If you are not familiar with this process you can start with 30 seconds to 1 minute and once you get used to the procedure increase the time. The goal is 15 to 20 minutes.

Other way of oil pulling 

You can also use coconut oil for oil pulling. It will reduce the chances of getting infections that may be the reason for receding gums. The coconut oil will heal your cavity and prevent tooth decay and it is one effective ingredient for treating receding gums.

How to use it: 

It is better if you use organic coconut oil. Brush your teeth and then take a little bit of coconut oil and use it as a mouthwash. Once again do the method 1 to 2 minutes and increase gradually. The goal is 15 to 20 minutes daily. It can also help you to grow back receding gums and it will prevent bacteria growth in your mouth. 

Eucalyptus 

Eucalyptus contains essential oils that have many health benefits. It is known fact that the essential oils from the herbs are stronger than the herb itself. That is very clear since we always use only a few drops of essential oils in many recipes. The essential oil from the eucalyptus can destroy germs and bacteria that live in your mouth. They will protect you from any oral diseases. It has many anti-inflammatory properties and they help in reducing the swelling in the gums. Remember to dilute the essential oil before you put it on your gums. It is really strong.

How to use it: 

Take 1 or 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Dilute the essential oil in the water and dip your toothbrush or your finger in the oil. Apply it on your gums and massage it gently. Wash your mouth with water. This will stimulate the growth of new gums and it will prevent receding gums. 

Myrrh 

You can obtain resin from the Myrrh tree. That resin is used for curing and treating different gums and mouth diseases. It will stop the recession of the gums and it will prevent additional damages to the gums.

How to use it: 

Use powdered myrrh. If you have myrrh in the form of resin, make powder by crushing it. Combine it with water and mix until a paste is formed. Apply it on your gums and massage it well. It should last a few minutes and you can use a toothbrush to complete this method. 

Clove oil 

One of the common uses of clove oil is preventing toothache. Many people are not familiar with the disinfectant properties of the clove. It can help you to destroy the germs and bacteria in your mouth and it will fight against any oral disease. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well and it can reduce the swelling of the gums. In order to fight periodontal disease you have to reduce inflammation. If you try and chew a clove you will experience a numbing effect. After every meal you can chew a clove. Remember that the clove oil should touch every side of your mouth. This will also destroy the bad breath. If you want you can try and use clove oil.

How to use it: 

Take 1 to 2 drops of clove oil and massage your gums. Do this method one to three times in a day. Precaution: in case of using a blood clotting medication, please consult your doctor before you do this method. 

Lemon 

Lemons are known for their antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The lemon can stimulate the growth of receding gums. It will also destroy the bad breath. Lemons are acidic and remember that too much of them can destroy the enamel on your teeth. Do not use lemon oil every day. It should be used only one time in week. If you want you can make homemade lemon oil and you will not have to worry about that.

Homemade lemon oil: 

You will need:

– ¼ to ½ cup of olive oil
– ½ to 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice 

Directions: put the olive oil in a jar and add the lemon juice. Cover and shake it well. Leave the mixture for a couple of weeks. Remember to shake the jar every day. After three to four weeks you can start and use the oil.

How to use it: 

Apply little bit of lemon oil on your fingers and massage your gums for a couple of minutes. Do this method not more than 2 times in a week. 

Tips for preventing gum recession 

It is better to prevent the problem then to cure it. If you see how many people have problems with receding gums then it is time to take some precautions. This way you will prevent other oral diseases as well. We will give you some tips that can help you to take better care of your gums and mouth.

Proper oral hygiene 

This is one of the most important tips. It will keep the oral diseases away.

Remember: 

– No aggressive brushing.
– Use gentle strokes and circular motion.
– Brush along your gym line, do not push the gums.
– Use a brush with small head and soft bristles.
– Floss!!!
– The best way to keep good oral hygiene is to floss and brush after every meal. If you are not able to do that then after every meal use a mouthwash. 

Mouthwash for a clean mouth 

If you use a mouthwash on daily basis then your mouth will be free of bacteria and germs. It is recommended that you use it every day. We will give you recipes for homemade mouthwash if you do not want to use the ones from the market. They are made with some essential oils.

– Mix 1 to 2 drops of essential oil, such as sage oil, peppermint, clove or tea tree oil and mix t with ¼ to ½ cups of water. Mix it well and use it every day. 

– Another good way to protect your mouth from infections is hydrogen peroxide. It is very strong so remember to dilute it with water. 

Remember that mouthwash is very important. Do it at least 2 times daily: in the morning and in the evening.

Water, water and water 

We all know that water is very important and drinking a lot of it can keep your gums healthy. We present you some reasons why you should drink more water to keep your gums healthy:

– You will get rid of the toxins from your mouth and your body. You will flush out any germs and bacteria in your mount and therefore you will prevent receding gums. 

– You will keep your mouth clean. If you cannot clean your mouth after every meal you can use water to clean any food that is left on your teeth and in your mouth. Swish it around in your mouth and if you cannot spit the water out you can swallow it. Simple as that. 

Eat healthy 

Food that is healthy and full of nutrients can improve your overall health and boost your immune system as well. On the other hand, junk food will help the bacteria to grow in your mouth which can lead to many infections.

– Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can. We recommend the ones that are full of vitamin C, because it is very important for your gums. It can reduce inflammation and help in the regeneration of the gums. Eat a lot pineapple, strawberries, oranges, cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, asparagus etc. 

– Reduce the sugar intake and avoid cold drinks. They are perfect home for bacteria. 

– Do not consume alcohol, processed food, caffeine and anything that is made of white flour. They are bad for your overall health as well as for your oral health. 

Consult with your doctor for any supplements 

If your body does not have all important nutrients it can lead to bad oral health and problems with the gums. In order to change that you need to visit your doctor and find out if you should increase the intake of certain vitamins or other important nutrients.

The following supplements can help you with receding gums: 

– Calcium: it is very important for dental and bone health.
– Vitamin C: it will boost your immune system and also has many anti-inflammatory properties.
– Ginkgo biloba: it will improve your blood circulation, which is crucial for having healthy gums.
– Zinc: it will boost your immune system and you will fight different bacteria that can cause infection and oral diseases.
– Coenzume Q10: it will renew your cells and it will help you to grow back your receding gums.

References:

http://www.riseearth.com/2016/02/grow-back-your-receding-gums-in-no-time.html

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Enlightened Nurse Shares The Top Five Death Bed Regrets

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(N.Morgan) Bronnie Ware was a palliative care specialist for many years and learned a lot about human nature during her career. For those who are unfamiliar with that field, these are the remarkable people who specialize in treating and maintaining individuals with severe diagnoses. Many of their patients pass away in their care. As Ms. Ware would see them for up to 12 weeks before they passed, moments that were bound to be shared. Ms. Ware shared the most often spoken regrets.

She summarizes the sum of experience with,  “People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.” 

Here are some highlights from Ware’s website.

‘I Wish I’d Had the Courage To Live A Life True to Myself, Not The Life Others Expected Of Me’ 

This was the most frequently and readily realized regret. People faced with death are well known for seeing through the densest bull. Many realized how many dreams they missed and left in the sun.

Ware noted that, ‘Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.’

Don’t disrespect yourself or intentionally deprive yourself of the love you deserve. If you are the kind of person to let fear hold you back, you are the kind of person who will have a hard time forgiving yourself for the choices you’ve made.

‘I Wish I Didn’t Work So Hard’ 

“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.” 

Though there are those who won’t believe this, simply put there is more to life than money. Streamline your life to include people and events that matter to you. Are you going to remember and be proud of your toaster or the summer evenings you spent with your friends and family?

Jobs always bind us down by inflating a sense of pride. Look how many tables you can wait on! Look at all the dirt you shovel! Again is this something you’ll remember fondly? or for that matter, will those who love you remember this about you? We need money to play society’s twisted game of resources, but keep it a game and don’t let it run your life.

‘I Wish I Had The Courage To Express My Feelings’ 

Ware points out,  “Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.” 

We all try and compromise with the people around us. There is a difference between compromise and surrender. One’s happiness does not have to come at the cost of another’s joy. Any person we would want to share our lives with would never even ask this of you. If we knew that our friends were paying a personal cost for us to be happy that would upset most of us greatly. So communicate honestly with the people in your life so we can maximize happiness and personal growth. Stop paying for what should be free!

‘I Wish I Had Stayed In Touch With My Friends’ 

Ware’s summary of her patients feelings brought a tear to my eye,

“Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.” 

This understanding may be the saddest of all. For people to die thinking that no one thinks of them or remembers them makes me feel pained inside. Treat your friends well is the moral of this story. Don’t ever hesitate to tell someone you love them. They will appreciate this more than they may ever say.

How hard is it to keep in touch with friends in this day in age. Even if it’s a little blurb or hello, send it. That message carries powerful intentions that will stay with the recipient. You really never know how long you have on this Earth, so make sure those you love know you love them.

‘I Wish That I had Let Myself Be Happier’ 

“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives,” Ware commented. “Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.” 

I view happiness as the goal that as long as your trying, you can’t loose. There is no ‘ultimate’ happiness to chase after, only the feeling we can share with those we love. We get caught up in the idea of the ‘perfect world’. When those impossible parameters can not be met we settle for something that is a far cry from what we deserve. Keep trying.

Keep fighting. Most importantly keep loving.
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