Friday, 24 April 2020

GOOD MEDICINE: Pork and your immune system / Peppermint as headache cure / Put a lid on coital leakage

>> One good thing about PORK
An immunity booster that snuffs out invading germs, pork is your friend. Per First for Women magazine, the zinc found in pork is a potent antiviral mineral that destroys germs at their most common point of entry – the tissues lining your nose and throat. What’s more, researchers in Australia found that people who enjoy 12 ounces of pork weekly have 58 percent fewer sick days, especially during the colder seasons.

>> PEPPERMINT is good for relieving TENSION HEADACHES
Tension headaches can result from some of the simplest actions, including sitting at your desk for too long. When it comes to easing the pain, medics like US-based health-care professional Dr. Shelly Meyer reaches for peppermint. “The menthol in mint relaxes the tense muscles that drive the headache,” she explains. To feel better in a jiffy, combine 4 to 8 drops of peppermint oil with 1 ounce of coconut oil into a roll-on bottle, then roll this minty mix across your temple and forehead for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat 10 minutes later.

>> How to prevent PEEING during SEX
During intercourse you may experience pressure on your bladder or urethra, which can trigger the urge to urinate. And if there’s any fluid in your bladder, leaks can occur. According to ob-gyn and author Dr. Laura Coris (The Change Before the Change: Everything you Need to Know to Stay Healthy in the Decade Before Menopause), the best ways to prevent coital leakage are to empty your bladder before sex and do Kegel exercises regularly to strengthen your pelvic muscles. Avoiding or limiting your consumption of bladder-irritating foods and drinks (chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, etc.) may also help.

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