How To: The Top 5 Home Remedies for Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak Rashes

Summer is the best friend of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. When the weather is hot outside, people spend more time in the great outdoors, which means more people accidentally running face first into some poisonous shrubs, leaves, and vines. If that sounds like you, instead of suffering through the itch or spending money on expensive pharmaceutical solutions, try some of these home remedies out.

How To: Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.

How To: Remove tar from skin

We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.

Fear the Itch: Prevent Mosquito Bites by Avoiding These Foods & Activities

There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.

How To: Wake your hand up when it falls asleep

We've all had it happen before. You fall asleep drooling in class, resting your head on your hands. Or you use your hand to lean on as you browse websites on the computer. Once you move out of your position, all you feel is an unsettling, nervous numbness and tingling. Rather than freak out, check out this video to learn what you can do to relieve this numbness.

How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: Treat a sunburn with lemon

While more severe sunburns may require special medical attention, a minor sunburn can be remedied naturally and organically. Follow these easy steps to find out how to treat your sunburn with lemons. Treat a sunburn with lemon.

How To: Get rid of a sore throat with yoga breathing exercises

The lion's breath exercise can be used to get rid of sore throats. To perform this, get into a comfortable position. Inhale deeply. When you exhale, stick out your tongue, as far as it will go. Exhale, releasing all of the air from your lungs. Take in another cleansing breath, and repeat. This time, when you exhale, in addition to sticking out your tongue, you will need to roll your eyes back in your head. Try to make your eyes roll all the way back but slightly inward. Try to imagine that yo...

How To: Get rid of a runny nose without medicines

The University of Michigan teaches you how to use nasal irrigation to get rid of common nasal sinus symptoms without reaching for those over the counter medications. The best part of nasal irrigation is that it handles conditions that medication cannot - such as post nasal drip and the common "stuffy nose". This can work for most allergies, even if you are already on medication. Water used for nasal irrigation should be luke warm and should contain about a quarter teaspoon of salt into an 8 o...

How To: Lower your blood pressure naturally with Suzy Cohen

Suzy Cohen tells us in this video how to lower our blood pressure naturally. Believe it or not, the urinary tract is connected with our blood pressure. A dietary supplement called "Asparagus extract" is recommended. Asparagus in vegetable form is delicious when served with a little butter or feta cheese. When you take it as a supplement, you get a bigger dose. It is a wonderful diuretic, which means it makes you pee a lot. You should take it in the morning, so that you do not find yourself ru...

How To: Make natural elderberry syrup for cold and flu season

Learn how to harvest your elder tree! If you have an elder in your backyard, you can finally do something special with those elderberries. Mountain Rose Herb shows you the steps required to make delicious elderberry syrup with this video recipe. This herbal syrup can be used for colds, flu and coughs. It's a simple natural home remedy with dried elderberries.

How To: Prevent athlete’s foot

There’s fungus among us, and it’s not just around athletes. Here’s how to prevent one of the most common skin problems. You will need rubber sandals, a towel, foot drying powder, breathable socks, leather or cotton canvas shoes, and an extra pair of sneakers (optional). Did you know? Roughly 70% of people in the U.S. have battled athlete's foot at one time or another.

How To: Treat nail fungus with oregano and tea tree oil

There is a fungus among us that turns are nails brittle and yellow. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat nail fungus with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. These home remedies are great alternatives to expensive prescription antifungal creams. Learn to use tea tree oil, oregano oil, Vapor Rub, Listerine and white vinegar to treat nail fungus.

How To: You’ve Been Taking Pills Wrong Your Entire Life—Here’s How You Should Be Swallowing Them

It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.

How To: Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.

How To: Induce a still point to alleviate migraine headaches

This how to video explains how to induce a still point on yourself to alleviate the pain and pressure of a headache or migraine. Still points allow the cranio-sacral system to come to a complete stop and rest and start again. This small exercise is not intended for anyone who has a condition that causes increased pressure in the cranium. Watch to learn more about alleviating migrate pain.

How To: Get rid of hiccups using question method

Are the hiccups killing you? Have you tried everything and still can't get rid of the dreaded hiccups? Well, here's a new method of getting rid of the hiccups and it's called the "question method". Learn how to get rid of those hiccups everytime by using this questions & answer interview that correlates with a breathing technique.

How To: Get rid of hiccups by drinking water upside down

There are a million suggestions for how to get rid of your hiccups but the most effective seem to involve drinking water. You don’t have to do a headstand or hang from the rafters. All you have to do is lean over to simulate being upside down and drinking some water. This video will demonstrate very clearly how to drink water upside down to get rid of your hiccups and this one really does work.

How To: Prevent beach sand sickness

In this tutorial, we learn how to prevent beach sand sickness. Sand has a ton of bacteria in it and can cause illness in your body right away. It will get on your hands, then when your hands go to your mouth, you will become sick. Don't bury yourself in sand, you are much more likely to have diarrhea after this occurs. Don't avoid the beach, just make sure you don't eat food after touching the sand. Keep hand sanitizer with you and wash your hands or take a shower after you get home from the ...

How To: Boost your immune system naturally

Especially in winter time, your immune system can go on a roller coaster ride. In this tutorial, learn how to boost your immune system naturally and up your defenses against things like colds and the flu. In this episode of Ask Amy, Amy takes you through your local supermarket and shows you the right things to eat and drink to build immunity. Follow these tips and fly through next flu season like a breeze.

How To: Prevent heartburn with hard candy and gum

Heartburn can keep you up at night. Learn prevention tips and treatments for heartburn from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and Dr. Terry Graedon in this how to video. Watch and see how stimulating saliva production with hard candy or gum can help the acid go back down into your stomach. You can also use yellow mustard or even chamomile to ease heartburn pain.

How To: Remove stitches

This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread with clippers, and pull it gently. Tugging at the stitch will make it easer to slip the scissors or clippers underneath the knot. Clip the stitch underneath the knot. It should pull right out.

How To: Reduce a fever naturally

Dr. Jeanne Galloway shows you how to reduce a fever naturally. The primary goal seems to be is to reduce the suffering. This may have a harmful effect because fevers are the body's natural ways to kill off bacterial or viral infections. If you kill off a fever too soon you may prolong the illness. Some tricks to reduce pain include tepid bath that is not too hot or too cold. Putting lavender essential oil or vinegar in the bath it may bring down a fever. Another thing is to hydrate because a ...

How To: Heal faster after surgery

There are a variety of ways to speed up your body’s ability to heal. Things like keeping the incision clean, resting, nutritious foods and physical therapy will get you feeling strong quickly. Avoid negativity, as it may actually slow down your recovery. No one likes to be laid up in bed after surgery. Follow the advice on your “get well soon” card and be back to your old self in no time.

How To: Remove a tick

A hungry tick is a determined little bugger—it wants to find its way into your skin if it’s the last thing it does. Here’s how to make sure it is the last thing it does.

How To: Treat athlete's foot with vinegar and Listerine

Red, itchy, scaly, and cracking feet can only mean one thing, athlete's foot. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat athlete's with a simple home remedy from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. He shows you over the counter products that you can buy and how to use a solution of vinegar, Listerine and Vick's Vapor Rub to help the foot fungus go away.

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