Empowering Health Tips for the Month September 2016

Being healthy, becoming healthy and staying healthy is a choice. You choose your way of living, you choose what you eat, you choose how often you exercise, you choose how many hours you sleep, you choose your beliefs and practices…

Being in control of your health empowers you, but there are some choices that are doing you more harm than being beneficial. Sometimes, you need guidance to keep you on the right track of your health journey. So, we want you to know that our health experts got your back!

In fact, the Beyond Good Health team compiled empowering health tips to guide you in your health journey. We will update this post regularly to give you access to the latest health tips from our health experts. It’s also best if you LIKE our Facebook Page to stay updated, and share your thoughts and experiences with other health advocates.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #8 – Take 2 tsp. of honey at bedtime to relieve cough

When you kept coughing at night, take up to 2 teaspoonfuls of honey at bedtime. Honey has a cough suppressant property.  In fact, research says honey may be more effective than some over-the-counter cough syrup.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #7 – Take 1 tsp. of blackberry tincture to ease stomach upset

Blackberry is not just a regular fruit. Its root tincture can be used to relieve stomach upset including diarrhea. Blackberry root tincture contains the natural substance tannins, which have an astringent effect that can tone the intestine. Just add 1 teaspoon of blackberry tincture in a glass of water and drink it every 2-4 hours until your symptoms subside. If you happen to drop by at health-food stores, ask for a blackberry root tincture.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #6 – Call your loved ones and friends often

Never let yourself get lonely. Loneliness is not good for your heart literally. Loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for chronic heart disease and are comparable to smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and lack of physical activity. So socialize more… your loved ones and friends are just one call away with the existing technology nowadays. Besides, social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #5 – Start skin brushing

Skin brushing is one way to detoxify from the lymph system. It keeps your pores open and supports healthy immune function. Brushing exfoliates the toxins from your skin and promotes proper blood circulation. When you brush your skin, use long sweeping strokes towards the heart. You can do this for few minutes a day before showering.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #4 – Relieve mouth sores using licorice powder

Buy the powder form in health or herbal stores. Mix the powder with a little water to make a paste and apply it to your mouth sores. it has a soothing effect on the mucous membrane.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #3 – Relieve heel and arch pain using glass bottles

The curve of glass bottles perfectly fits the contour of your sole. Turn an empty glass bottle into an instant foot massage device. Just stretch your foot and roll it over a bottle to relieve heel and arch pain.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #2 – Use tea tree oil to get rid of athlete’s foot

Tea tree oil is an extract of the leaves of an Australian tree. It is believed to have antiseptic properties and effective against fungal infection such as athlete’s foot. Just apply tea tree oil to the affected areas 2-3 times a day for 1-2 weeks.


EMPOWERING HEALTH TIP #1 – Add garlic to your meals to boost immunity

Garlic contains Allicin, an organosulfur compound, which gives garlic its immune-boosting property. In fact, studies revealed that garlic has protective function against certain bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses through the activities of Allicin.