Acne is the end of the world for most people including myself. I want to stay home and away from everyone when I begin to develop acne! I don’t wan’t to look in the mirror and I don’t even want to be seen on the street. For a lot of girls, acne is obviously interfering with confidence levels and begins to play on their minds if they don’t find a solution. With Hormonal changes and other issues in the body, acne is a part of the natural growing process and almost everybody suffers from it at some point in their lives. When acne goes over the top, it makes sense to look at some natural tips which can help your face clear out.

1) Water & Lemon: I cannot stress enough how important water is as a remedy for all your problems. Water promotes clear skin, weight loss, healthy kidneys, good hair, strong nails, low cholesterol, normal blood pressure and just about a thousand more benefits. Whoever, said drink 8 glasses of water every day knew what they were talking about. Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water and the juice of half a lemon so that your bowels have a chance to clear out quickly. A clean stomach and intestines means good clean healthy looking skin. Apart from drinking water, a water and lemon enema would greatly help your skin as well. Over the years, gunk stays behind and collects on the internal lining of the colon and lukewarm water with lemon juice will help cleanse that out. Warm water with lemon will help the body get rid of dirt and will automatically help the body to digest food better and also accept nutrients from food more easily. This will help with revitalizing the body and clearing the skin.

2) Keep Everything Clear Of Your Face: Be careful when you hug and kiss people with acne. The painful truth here is that if you get up close and personal with people who have acne, the chance of them giving it to you is very high. Don’t touch your face with your hands and make sure your sheets, pillow cases and anything that touches your face is clean. Expensive creams and facials will only help if you keep your face clean and clear of others who are infected and dirty surfaces. Go to the extent of not even touching your own face with your own hands. There is a possibility that a pore on your skin may be open and bacteria is transferred from your hands onto your face.

3) Turmeric: Turmeric root is antibacterial and anti fungal. If you can find the root in the Indian store, pound it with a pestle and mortar with some water till it becomes a fine paste. Make sure you apply it only onto the head of the pimple with a cotton swab and leave it there for a few hours. Turmeric will color your skin yellow so only dab a very tiny bit where you need to.

4) Raw Garlic – No pain no gain!: You have to be careful with this one. Chop a clove of garlic into half and rub it on the affected area. Garlic is antibacterial and will clear your skin out in no time. Be careful because this remedy is going to burn badly for the first 20 seconds. If you can tolerate the pain, by all means try this out because it is very very effective.

5) Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV is the star of all home remedies and has multiple benefits. Take some on a piece of cotton and smear it onto the pimple affected area. ACV is used on the skin, in hair and is drunk too.

Maintaining good skin can be a tough proposition for those of us who are not blessed but simple and cheap home remedies, when followed to the T can solve even the biggest of heal issues.

One part of the world makes use of green papaya quite regularly in their diet, while the other part is only now waking up to it. Things like green papaya salad have been around for a long time now, but weren’t always as famous as they are now.

Asian countries like Vietnam, India, etc. have the perfect climate for growing papaya trees, and hence, both the papaya fruit and the raw papaya are famous here.

People living in the western part of the world are not very familiar with the unripe green papaya. The fruit which pretty much looks like a football has an almost tasteless flesh on the inside. But this is cleverly used by the native population to make salad or pickles.

Buying Green Papaya

It is important to choose one that is firm and devoid of any soft spots, which are a sign of poor storage or aging. If you need to keep it aside for a couple of days, then you will need to store it in the refrigerator.

Since there are few calories in papaya, raw or ripe, it is a big hit among those who watch their weight. If you know how to buy the right papaya, then you can experiment with it by yourself.

Prepping Tips For The Green Papaya

Whether you are using an ordinary papaya fruit or an unripe one, it is necessary for you to peel the skin before using it. You can make use of a basic vegetable peeler to get the job done. When you cut open the papaya, you will find white seeds which should be discarded.

You can now cut the raw papaya into small cubes or shred it, as per your requirements. You can use the shreds as a garnish on a salad, or create one entirely out of the raw papaya itself.

What Is The Alternative For The Green Papaya?

Although the green papaya salad demands green papayas, there is a possibility that you may not always find the right one. In such a scenario, you can choose the papaya that isn’t completely ripe. Choose one that is more yellow than orange.

Nutrition And Health Benefits Of Raw Papaya

It is no secret that the calories in papaya are some of the lowest among fruits. But the benefits do not just stop there. Papaya contains phytonutrients, vitamins and enzymes which are known to aid in digestion. It is also known to help in fighting nausea and constipation, and can aid in cleansing the colon. It also helps protect women against urinary tract infections. The fact that the calories in papaya are incredibly low is just an added bonus.

The National Arthritis Data Workgroup estimates that over 6 million people in the United States have reported experiencing gout at some point in their lives. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men over the age of 40. Many people suffer from painful and agonizing attacks on their bodies. Are you or someone you know currently dealing with gout symptoms? Are you suffering from late night gout attacks? Knowledge of gout is the key to not only treating gout attacks but also preventing additional damage to your health and wellbeing.

Gout sufferers’ symptoms could include: heat, pain, redness, stiffness, swelling to affected area, arthritis attacks and other physical and emotional problems? Unfortunately, these are not all of the symptoms. Gout can also cause high blood pressure and kidney stones. These symptoms can also be life-threatening if they are left untreated. People suffer from gout and many other diseases because of unhealthy eating habits. Dangerous foods and food like substances such as beef, pork, dairy products, alcohol, artificial foods, synthetic foods and beverages, bleached, adulterated, devitalized, processed, denatured and hormone laced concoctions and related junk food items, etc.

You should treat gout as soon as possible to avoid these debilitating effects. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are usually the first line treatment against gout and are usually prescribed by a doctor. In my opinion, you can more effectively treat gout by changing your diet to that of a “cleansing diet”. A cleansing diet consists of clean water, untainted fruits and vegetables that are eaten in their fresh and raw states. By saying fresh and raw fruits and vegetables this statement excludes those plants, grains, nuts, legumes that have been cloned or grown with synthetic herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides.

Dieting Tips to Naturally Treat and Hopefully Cure Gout:

1. Avoid foods high in purines(some vegetables contain purines). Uric acid, thought to be the cause of gout is formed from the breakdown of purines, high-purine diets are often the cause of gout. Such foods include: meats such as kidneys, liver, beef, tripe and tongue.

2. Exclude fish, scallops and shellfish, as they are also conducive to causing gout attacks.

3. If you are serious about your good health, then It is best to eliminate alcohol completely.

4. Commit to working out with weights and vigorous exercise. Being overweight or obese can lead to high levels of uric acid in your blood. Grab a dumbbell and learn to use it properly in order to get maximum results. Did you know your body will burn fat almost the whole day while it repairs muscle? Start slow to avoid injury and over exertion and then gradually build your strength and endurance.

5. If you must fast along with your exercise routine, I recommend a nutritious juice fast by consuming green smoothies or freshly juiced fruits and vegetables to properly nourish your body so that you can lose weight naturally and revert to a natural appetite.

6. Drink clean water! Consume at least 6 to 10 glasses of water each day. An even better tip: Drink alkaline water with a pH of seven or greater… if possible.

7. Dairy- Avoid dairy products at all costs, as they are loaded with saturated fats, triglycerides, cholesterol, parasites, bacteria, worms, human injected growth hormones, etc, as is animal flesh.

8. Get a colon cleanse from a certified Colon Therapist. Some forms of colon hydrotherapy use tubes to inject water sometimes mixed with herbs or other liquids, into the colon via the rectum using special equipment. People who practice colon cleansing believe that accumulations of putrefied feces line the walls of the intestines. Also, this process uses water to clean the colon and intestines of toxins, poisons, undigested foods, worms, parasites, etc.

9. Vitamins A to Z. You should know what foods are high in vitamin C, foods such as red and green peppers, guavas, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, pomelos, bell peppers, kiwi fruits, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, papayas, strawberries, tomatoes, etc. When eaten raw or steamed, these Vitamin C fruits and some vegetables will help get your life back to normal. And lastly, if you are currently suffering from gout attacks that are making life miserable, these are just some of the things you can do to treat it naturally and in the process regain your holistic health.