My skin is extremely sensitive. Just a simple ant or mosquito bite can cause swelling and leave a mark on me for days. Any natural remedies?
You need to build up your defense by strengthening your immune system. Take vitamin C, 1,000 mg daily. If you are allergy-prone, take a supplement called quercetin. Its potency comes from a compound found in onions. If you have been bitten, you may get a drop or two of onion juice and apply it on the affected area. Baking soda mixed with a little water can create a paste which you can apply directly on the bites, or, get an ice cube and apply on the bite.
In order to get rid of ants, do the following:
1) Keep your surroundings clean. Remove any sugary food from tabletops. Any discarded food will attract them.
2) Ants have poor eyesight but a strong sense of smell. Place cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper or lemon water in their path. They don’t like strong odors, so keep a pot of mint indoors, especially the kitchen.
Why do I feel so excitable sometimes? It’s like I am anticipating something, as though I have ants in my pants.
Are you getting enough sleep? Or have you overworked yourself lately? Sometimes lack of sleep can leave you breathless and lightheaded. Perhaps you are simply stressed. If the answer is no, then you could be suffering from anxiety attacks which can border between fear and anticipation.
There is also the matter of hormonal imbalance. Low testosterone levels can cause your heart to beat irregularly. Also, when progesterone is low, you could have interrupted sleep or have poor quality of sleep. Itdoesn’t hurt to visit your doctor in order to rule out these causes.
For now, practice a mind-body discipline like yoga or Pilates. This, because even if your body is well, your possibly fearful mind could compromise your immune system.
What could be my problem? I am 35, and my friends call me hyperactive. I am irritable and accident-prone, unable to focus on anything, forgetful about my commitments and unable to maintain a steady relationship.
You might consider seeing a therapist. It seems that youmight be manifesting the symptoms of adult ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. While ADHD is common in children, adults may have it, too.
But do not worry unnecessarily; perhaps you are just the restless type, like some type A individuals. It is always best to see a medical professional.
How can I be healthier?
Everyone has the best of intentions to be healthier, but once in a while these plans areneglected.
Think of three basic components—body, mind and spirit. This is the totality of who you are. For as long as you address the needs of the “trinity” in you, then you shouldn’t be having problems getting started.
Body—Eat healthy. A little bit of everything in moderation. Get enough rest and good sleep. Drink generous amounts of water. Exercise daily.
Mind—Learn to relax. Find time to pray and meditate daily. Think positive.
Spirit—Let the force of love lead the way. Adopt a loving and forgiving heart. Help those in need. Practice kindness.
Above all, balance is the key to being healthy and happy.
This week’s affirmation: “I am kind to myself and others.”