Healthy Alternatives

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nccountrygirl, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
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    > Did You Know That Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
    >headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects
    >caused by traditional "pain relievers."
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    > Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for
    >burns?
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    > Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled
    >with mysterious chemical, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong
    >Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
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    > Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish

    >in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it
    >as massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
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    > Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and
    >take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
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    > Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer Just dissolve two
    >tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
    >Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly
    >-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use. (Note:

    >Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin,
    >which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)
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    > Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of
    >honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the
    >skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
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    > Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail

    >fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful
    >antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
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    > Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from

    >loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish
    >to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
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    > Coca-Cola cure for rust ... Forget those expensive rust removers.
    >Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust
    >stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
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    > Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees,
    >wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
    >insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground
    >instantly.
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    > Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over

    >the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
    >sticks to the dried glue.
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    > Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato
    >paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring

    >the boil to a head.
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    > Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a
    >few drops of Listerine ... a powerful antiseptic.
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    > Heinz vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar

    >and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness
    >and speeds up the healing process.
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    > Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add

    >a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse
    >well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
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    > Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the
    >rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet,
    >instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
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    > Eliminate ear mites... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn
    >oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball.
    >Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the
    >mites, and accelerates healing.
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    > Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore!

    >Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the
    >microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands

    >for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
     

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