All posts by Alexandria

5 Of The Best Natural Remedies For Cleaning Your Lungs Of Nicotine And Tar

No matter how aware people are of the harmful ingredients in cigarettes and how they are the number 1 cause of lung cancer, they still can’t quit smoking. Well if you recognize yourself in the sentence above, the least you can do is clean your lungs of nicotine and tar build up and decrease your risk of infections.

There’s no magical formula that will cleanse the lungs instantly, but here is a list of foods that works best at throwing out the nicotine and tar.clean your lungs of nicotine

Corn is a food that contains beta-cryptoxanthin, which is believed that can protect you from lung cancer, because it is a powerful antioxidant. However, consume only organic, fresh corn.

Selenium is a very powerful antioxidant. Brazil nuts contain the highest source of selenium compared to other foods, so eat it as much as possible.

Onion is also a good lung cleaner. Onions can be of great help to prevent many diseases, including lung infections. In the case of people who already have cancer, it prevents the growth of new cells.

ginger-and-lemon-teaGinger as a natural medicine and food, helps to defend against malignant diseases. This is another strong tool to relive you from the toxins in your lungs. You can consume ginger root tea, because it facilitates breathing. Also, you can eat a piece of ginger with a meal. Continue reading

The Science of Cats: Studies Show How Cat Videos Boost Our Energy & Emotional State

Cats are a monumental part of the internet. If something was to represent the internet, it would probably be a picture of a cat surfing on pizza through the universe.

In 2014 alone, over 2 million cat videos were posted on youtube with a growing reach of 26 billion views collectively. People love the cute, cuddly and hilarious energy of felines; and for good reason.

lil-bubA new study at an Indiana University shows that watching uplifting cat videos boosts your energy and decreases negative feelings.

Lead by assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick, the study consisted of almost 7,000 people being surveyed about their cat viewing experience and how it affects their moods.

It was published in the latest issue of Computers in Human Behavior. Lil Bub’s owner, Mike Bridavsky, who lives in Bloomington, helped distribute the survey via social media.

“Some people may think watching online cat videos isn’t a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it’s one of the most popular uses of the Internet today,” Myrick said. “If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can’t ignore Internet cats anymore.

We all have watched a cat video online, but there is really little empirical work done on why so many of us do this, or what effects it might have on us,” added Myrick, who owns a pug but no cats. “As a media researcher and online cat video viewer, I felt compelled to gather some data about this pop culture phenomenon.” Continue reading

How to Make The Best Natural Turmeric Face Mask

In India, turmeric is called the yellow gold and is one of the most valuable and most healing spices in the world. But not only in the kitchen. Ayurveda recommends turmeric to be used in cosmetics as well. People already now a lot about the benefits of the herbal powders for face beauty and in Ayurveda we call them UBTAN.

Turmeric is a common ingredient in Ubtan and I will tell you a very simple recipe for Turmeric face peeling which is more effective and healing than any expensive peeling from the store.


Exfoliation with turmeric will deeply clean your skin, remove all dead cells and other dirt from your skin, it will help the blood circulation and relives acne, your skin will glow and it increases the natural Ph value.

Why buy expensive exfoliants with artificial additives when you can make a much better one at home. This is why I love having workshops on the topic of Ayurved beauty because I want to inspire you to make your own products for skin care, at your home and very cheap.

And skin care should not only be practiced for beauty but also for keeping our  organism healthy. Because whatever we put on our skin, in 20 min it is already in our blood stream.

Using cosmetics we can protect ourselves but also induce many misbalances in our body. And this is why we offer you this exclusive natural cosmetics.

Turmeric Face Peeling Mask

  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp flour (Vata – oatmeal, Oitta – chickpea flour, Kapha – barley flour)

turmeric pasteThe powder needs to be mixed with a little water before use in order to get a mixture which you will put on your face. Massage it for minute or two on your face and neck. And then wash your face. Instead of water you can use some herbal oils (almond, oat, hazelnut, coconut etc.).

Have in mind that the natural yellow color of the turmeric will give great tone to your face and that after this treatment you have to carefully wash your face in order not to have yellow blemishes. This is why this is recommended to be done before taking a shower.

People who have dry skin may add a bit of elderberry blossom. People with oily skin may add a bit of coriander powder or lavender blossom or a bit of fresh lemon juice. People who have normal skin may add a bit of rose powder.

I suggest you to try Ubtan and if it appeals to you make some more powder in advance and keep it in your bathroom and every morning take 2-3 tbsp and a bit of water and wash your face with this mixture.