Year: 2020

Does Garlic Cause or Treat High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition that affects about one in three adults in Western countries. It often comes with no symptoms yet significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease and stroke (1Trusted Source).Blood-pressure-lowering drugs often cause a range of unpleasant side effects, which helps explain the growing interest in potentially effective natural remedies, such as garlic.This article, reprinted from Healthline, discusses whether garlic is a safe and effective way to naturally lower your blood pressure, and if so, which forms are most effective.On a personal note I have been a user of Garlic as a supplement for years. My brother did extensive research on it and found Alli-C. He had Esophogeal Cancer and while going through treatment he wanted something to help his immune system. He is six years cancer free and to this day we rarely get colds or the flu. Read more about Alli-C here.Be Well,Anisa What is garlic's effect on blood pressure? Garlic (Allium sativum) is a vegetable that has been used as a natural blood-pressure-lowering remedy since ancient times (2Trusted Source). Recent research suggests this may be for good reason, as garlic appears to be a very effective remedy against...

5 Ways To Stop Porch Pirates…

Online shopping has reached an all-time high due to the coronavirus pandemic. That means package theft is following suit.More than 5.5 million Americans have been victimized by package thefts over the past year, according to Finder, a personal finance comparison website, in a study released in November.Because of the busy online shopping month of December, that number is likely to grow by the end of the year.Porch pirates could see a prime opportunity to take advantage of the expected spike in packages left at front doors.They usually get away with it, too. Only 11 percent of victims said the culprits were caught, according to a 2019 study by C+R Research.So what can we do? Below are some prevention tips.Be Well,AnisaNever Forget With The Elephant Recorder!The high-quality pocket-sized Elephant Recorder is the best device for remembering important details. 4GB of storage lets you record up to 145 hours of audio. Devices like this sell for $75 and up, but you'll pay just $25 or less. Visit Here For All The Details Who Steals A Package? Let's look at some stats. Men are found to be more likely to be both package thieves and victims of the crime, according to the Finder...

9 Ways To Turn Trash Into Cash!

Ever since I can remember I've been a person who likes to figure out ways to earn extra money.Even when I was just 10 years old I happened upon some interesting stuff in a neighbor's trash who was moving.I quickly took a bunch of stuff and started an impromptu garage sale. I sold quite a bit of it, but got in trouble with my mom when I decided to start selling items that were in our garage!While I literally took some trash and made some cash, today we are going to look at things you might "think" is trash but you can actually earn some money from it.Be Well,AnisaAs always please reply with your thoughts and comments.Missed an issue? Visit Here 1. Sell Your Cardboard Boxes… This is very interesting and maybe something very practical if you have just moved. Boxcycle is an online marketplace where you can sell your new and used cardboard boxes. To get started create a free listing on Boxcycle. Then when someone in your area is searching for boxes, a connection is made, you confirm the availability, and schedule a pickup time. Once the buyer has picked up the boxes and verified the sale, Boxcycle...

3 Tips to Improve Your Relationship

It is the time of the year when life gets hectic and busier than normal.It is also the time when relationships can get ignored.Sometimes you don't even realize it is happening until weeks go by and you finally take a moment to really look at your partner and realize you feel disconnected from them.Even the best relationships require attention. If your relationship could use a boost, let's look at three quick things to put a little spark back into your relationship.Below is from an article in Psychology Today by Amie M. Gordon Ph.D.Be Well,Anisa 1. Express your thanks for something unexpected… We underestimate how good it makes people feel when we express gratitude, and expressing thanks to your partner can go a long way towards making you both feel good. Even thanking your partner for doing their job can have major benefits for both of you. So this month, find something your partner does that you don't usually thank them for, and express your gratitude. It might be realizing you've never thanked them for going to work every day and providing a sense of security, or maybe it's thanking them for always giving great birthday presents or for being willing...

Feeling Stressed? Just Breathe!

Did you know a recent Americans are some of the most stressed out people in the world?There is no doubt stress is hard to avoid and actually a little stress can be good for you. However constant stress or anxiety can have an adverse effect on your health.Chronic stress has a corrosive effect on the brain that can, later in life, manifest itself as depression, dementia and overall impaired function.Other health problems caused by acute stress include high blood pressure, fatigue, insomnia, obesity and heart disease.This isn't even mentioning what it does to your productivity and personal relationships.So what are we supposed to do? While there are many things you can do like journaling, meditation, decluttering, etc. Below we look at the easiest and quickest way to calm yourself.Be Well,Anisa Just Breathe… Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to...

It’s Moisturizing Season. Here’s 25 Reasons To Use Some!

Moisturizing is always important, but as we approach and get into the winter months it becomes essential!Don't you just love how your skin feels after applying a moisturizer or skin conditioner?You know you should be routinely doing this, but can you list all the reasons why?Besides the few obvious ones, we decided to just brainstorm and list all the reasons we could come up with.Below is our list. We had fun with this and I hope you enjoy reading it.Be Well,Anisa Let's Start With The Obvious… You just washed your face.You just shaved your legsYou just exfoliated your skin.You're using so much sanitizer that it is drying out your hands.You're about to apply sunscreen and want to protect your skin, applying a moisturizer first helps so much!You're ready to apply your makeup.You have a job interview or starting a new job and want to look professional and radiant. DITCH THE CORK SCREW!This wine bottle opener is the easy and safe way to remove corksfrom wine bottles. It uses an injector pump to compress air underneaththe cork, lifting it out effortlessly like magic; it'll have you saying "WOW"!SEE THE VIDEO HERE More Ways You Probably Haven't Thought Of... Road trip! Keep...

Are You A Victim Of Ageism? 5 Signs To Look For…

What is Ageism? The definition is prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age.Pretty broad for sure, but now more than ever it is prevalent. The pandemic has brought it front and center with many younger people frustrated and angry with the restriction.Most are misguided in their thinking that the quarantine is just to "save" the old people. Heck I've experienced it myself with a young family member who said whoever gets it, gets it. It should be the survival of the fittest.Oh to be young and stupid again!If that wasn't enough, now workplaces are discriminating more and more. The below article is by Bruce Horovitz taken from AARP. He lists 5 warning signs to be on the lookout at your workplace.Be Well,Anisa 1. Older workers are being fired or offered buyouts, and younger ones are being hired The most common term for this is "culture fit." But what it really means is that a company is bound and determined to hire younger, less expensive workers who are basically about the same age with the same mind-set, says Karen Southall Watts, a career coach in Vancouver, Canada. "When a company hires 30 versions of the same person over...

Feeling challenged by life? Here’s 5 tips to help!

Life is full of its ups and downs. One day, we feel like we have it all figured out. Then, in a moment's notice, a curve ball has been thrown our way. 2020 seems to exemplify this!Everyone has challenges and learning how to overcome challenges helps us to remain calm under pressure.We all have our own way of facing challenges in life. However, there are a few good tips and tricks to follow when the going gets tough.I'm going to share five my favorite.Be Well,Anisa 1. Make A Plan… While we can't know what is going to happen in the future, we can always plan ahead. Looking at the patterns in our life to see what challenges we've struggled with can allow us to assess the optimal outcomes and make a plan for how you can achieve them. 2. Ask For and Accept Help… We are not alone! Help is all around us and there's we should never feel ashamed for asking for help. It could be a loved one, a stranger, a mentor, or a friend, in general people want to help! Asking for help is only one side of the coin. We have to be open and willing...

5 Reasons Why You Should Use A Skin Conditioner

As we age it is important to change our skin care regimen. Our skin's texture and moisture changes.A moisturizer you once used could actually have an adverse affect on your skin tone and elasticity. Plus as we age our skin naturally gets thinner.Have you ever tried a Skin Conditioner? It's a way to give your skin some extra loving through nutrients.Below is a guide to why a Skin Conditioner is better for your skin, especially for those of us over the age of 50.Be Well,Anisa 1. Skin Conditioner Hydrates and Softens Skin… Like regular moisturizer, Skin Conditioner has a specific function to hydrate and soften skin. Unlike regular moisturizer it is light-weight and features little or no water. A little can go a long way. Products like NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner has no water. A couple of drops can moisturize your whole face. Margo Marrone, co-founder of The Organic Pharmacy says, 'Most of us have been taught to use a heavy cream at night. This in fact is not great as an emollient on the skin overnight can force oils back into the skin leading to puffiness.' A skin conditioner is super light, non-sticky that penetrates easily into areas of...

5 Ways To Embrace Your Body

For most of us looking in the mirror isn't fun. We tend to see ALL the negative parts of our face body instead of the beautiful women we REALLY are!It is especially harder on us women in our 50's, 60's and beyond. We are much more critical of the subtle signs of aging we see.What if I told you it is time to start remembering how many memories and experiences are behind those fascinating changes in your face?See a face that you love and appreciate because of what it's done for you!At Third Age Skin Care we believe age is something to embrace! That includes celebrating your body and everything it does.Today we're going to give you some fast and easy ways to start celebrating and embracing your body no matter what age you happen to be.Be Well,Anisa 1. Switch From Fear to Gratitude… Our bodies are an amazing machine that have done a lot for us. Every day your body produces 300 billion new cells. Your liver can regenerate itself. You may have given birth, survived an illness and worked tens of thousands of hours. You have even endured decades of fun, sun and more. What's not to love?...