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Get Some Peace of Mind

You Can Stop Thinking About It

How To Shut Your Mind Off

Ten Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before Bed Time

Shutting Your Brain Off For a Good Night Sleep

How to turn off your brain so you can have a peaceful night’s sleep

 

 

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TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

I didn’t know I suffer from TMJD until I went to my dentist a couple months ago and she told me that, because I didn’t use braces, my jaw had suffered from the misalignment my teeth created. Also, I sometimes suffer from teeth grinding, mostly at night but sometimes during the day. That causes my jaw to click or even just make this cracking sound when I open it too much. Also, on the dentist’s chair, whenever I open my mouth and stay like that for a while, my jaw will lock and I almost panic at the feeling. Whenever it’s time to rinse my mouth, I feel the happiest for being able to relieve my jaw.

When I open my mouth, sometimes one side comes up quicker than the other. Sometimes only one makes the cracking/clicking sound. Sometimes one hurts, sometimes not. It’s quite distressing to have TMJD because not only you have problems chewing, yawning or even talking but you also get headaches that can go from mild to really painful ones. Your whole face, including ears, chin and even neck can hurt or feel tense because of TMJD.

I sometimes get really nasty muscle strain in my left side between the shoulder and the neck. It’s mostly due to stress and bad posture but TMJD definitely has its hand on it too. The spine, if damaged or inflamed at all, will probably worsen or even cause TMJD. If your vertebrae are misaligned or have been hurt in any way, it will show on your jaw. And because the jaw muscle that controls the movement is connected to your head and ears, you will get that pain.

I first heart the crushing sound in my jaw when I was eating an apple once. I pretty much bit into it like an animal, with my mouth way too open. When I closed my mouth, the resistance from the apple was too big on my teeth and instead of cutting the apple, the pressure went straight to where my jaw bones move against each other. That means when I closed my mouth, I felt like I had broken something or at least crushed it inside of me. After that, that sound is constant whenever I open my mouth too much or chew too vigorously.

It was when TMJD started to interfere with my sleep, my posture and my overall mood that I decided to do something for myself. I went to search for videos and for information I could use to attenuate my problem. Here are some of them:

TMJ Pain Explained

TMD explained by Dr. Curtis Westersund

TMJ Locked Jaw Rehab Self Care

Self-Massage TMJ Management

Suzy Peltier’s TMJ Therapy (for “clenched jaw” syndrome)

2011-9-1 TMJ Posture exercises for Physical Therapy Renaissance website.MOV

TMJ Dysfunction Self Care

TMJ Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

TMJ Massage: Pressure Points for Relief from MassageByHeather.com

I hope these links help you as they helped me. I haven’t tried all of them but I will. I just kept them here to watch them later. If one doesn’t work for you, get to the other. Just don’t feel discouraged! TMJD requires some patience and a bit of energy and commitment on your part to make it better.

Meanwhile, talk to your dentist and he may be able to help you. If not, a chiropractor or even a physiotherapist will definitely have other options for you.

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Lead Sources in Your Home

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Is There Lead In Your House?

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7 Reasons Mushrooms Could Save the World

I found #7 to be especially great for myself, personally… But who would know shrooms were so awesome and useful??

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7 Reasons Mushrooms Could Save the World

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40 Tips for Happy Health Life

Health:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time for prayer and reflection
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2012.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.

Personality:
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and while you walk, smile.
11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do; keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right things.
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. Forgiveness heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, don’t take it for granted – embrace life.
39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not least:
40. Enjoy LIFE!

SOURCE: Info for u

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Paxil, I’m Leaving You

Yesterday I began my withdrawal from Paxil. I’ve been taking 10mg for over a year or so but I’ve now started to take half (5mg). I will do so for maybe a year before I stop taking it completely. I don’t want to be a slave of this drug any longer, I think it has helped me in the past but it has also hindered me from a lot. I’ve noticed my memory is awful, my mood swings are constant and although I can function somewhat normally (no panic attacks every day, no crying everyday) I still feel this drug is crippling me. I’ve been losing a lot of time from my life because of it. I don’t want to feel “normal” by using Paxil, I want to feel me. And I haven’t for a long while.

I am done with pills. I only take birth control because I found it worked for my acne and I also don’t want to get pregnant. But other than that, I don’t want something that causes me so much harm, even if it’s not visible. I want to enjoy life, even if it hurts at first. I want to be sure it’s me who is acting this way and not some pill I introduced in my young life because I was so bad. But I can’t rely on this forever. It’s been too long. I don’t want to poison myself any longer.

I will try to live a healthier life. I will try to make up for the lack of the drug on my system with good alternatives. Eating well, exercising, it’s never been something I’ve done for myself. But it’s time now. I need to figure this out by myself. I need to know I can be okay without the help of a killer.

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Black Seed’s Powers!

Black Seed- GreenMedInfo.com

The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.

The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago.[i] In Arabic cultures, black cumin is so known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the “seed of blessing.” It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed said of it that it is “a remedy for all diseases except death.”

Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. In fact, since 1964, there have been 458 published, peer-reviewed studies referencing it.

We have indexed salient research, available to view on GreenMedInfo.com on our Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) page, on well over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of the herb, including over 20 distinct pharmacological actions it expresses, such as:

Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Ulcer
Anti-Cholinergic
Anti-Fungal
Ant-Hypertensive
Antioxidant
Antispasmodic
Antiviral
Bronchodilator
Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
Hypotensive
Insulin Sensitizing
Interferon Inducer
Leukotriene Antagonist
Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)
Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor

Continue Here…. Black Seed: The Remedy for Everything but Death

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Beware! Shoes Are Bad for your Health

SOURCE: Beware! Shoes Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

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Cold Feet

Even when the rest of my body is warm and nice, my feet are freezing! I can have thick socks on plus thick boots and they’ll still be cold. My mom always said it was due to poor circulation and recently I’ve been researching and it’s probably because my blood is too thin too. So I went to research ways to make this time of the year easier on the toes (and hands).

The Curse of Cold Feet

Divine Caroline

Causes of Cold Feet

Causes

Quick tips:

– Wear three pairs or more of thin socks (thick ones let the cold air in)

– Wear warm shoes with thick soles so the feet are not too close to the ground. Boots with fur inside are great and really comfy.

– Wiggle your toes and rotate your ankles to help the circulation get there faster. This is a good last resort when you’re not home and need a quick fix. If you’re at home, try doing bicycle-like exercises lying in bed. If you can, go for a walk or run around the house for a bit.

– The icy feeling is sometimes due to sweat, which gets chilled and makes it feel like you have ice blocks as feet. I found out a good 10 minute (or more) soaking in warm water helps a lot. Wash your feet with lavender soaps or something similar, it smells lovely and helps you feel clean. Also, rub your feet gently in circular motions to help restore circulation. Afterwards, dry them well with a towel and put on some socks before any cold air can act.

– Warm your socks in your radiator for a bit. Then put them on (making sure they are not scalding!) Your feet will be warmer much longer.

– In bed, use a hot water bottle. It will keep your feet warm and let you sleep peacefully – after all, who can sleep with cold feet? It will also last until morning, which is great! In the winter, this is my holy grail. If you don’t have a hot water bottle, grab a wool jacket, stuff each foot in one of the sleeves and then wrap the rest around them (not too tight). My aunt taught me that trick.

– Make sure your house is warm. Light the fireplace or a radiator. If that’s not enough, wrap yourself in a warm blanket and make sure you wrap your feet with it too.

– Don’t sit on your feet. Even though this may seem to help at first, it will cut off the circulation and eventually make them even colder.

– Don’t warm your cold feet directly on something hot like a radiator. Even if you keep your distance, it will make the skin tingly/itchy which is quite uncomfortable.

– Always wear warm slippers in the house.

– There are already electrical/battery-supplied socks and slippers, which will be warm all the time. The prices vary a lot, as do the models. I’ve never had ones but I’d say give it a try if cold feet/hands torment you since there are also gloves. It could be a great investment. There are even some which are USB powered (here)

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Superfoods to Help You Live Longer!

Have to say I like these very much!

SOURCE: http://wakeup-world.com/2012/11/23/7-superfoods-to-help-you-live-longer/

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