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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tricks That Can Help You Relieve Certain Health Problem

* The first health problem: Restless legs. More than 12 million Americans are kept awake by the creepy, crawly feeling in their legs known as “Restless Leg Syndrome” – or RLS. So what’s the fix on this? Try drinking TONIC WATER. Researchers found that quinine - the compound that gives tonic water its bitter taste – cuts the number of muscle cramps in HALF for 80 percent of RLS sufferers. So if RLS is keeping you awake at night, try drinking a 6-ounce glass nightly. Know this: Quinine can interact with some medications, so talk to your doctor before drinking tonic water regularly.

* The next health problem: Smoking. I don’t have to tell you about how bad smoking is for your health. If you’re ready to quit, grab your cell phone and start TEXT MESSAGING. A study found that sending daily text messages more than doubled the chances that wanna-be quitters would succeed at tossing their cigarettes. Why would text messaging help you quit smoking? it’s a great distraction that lets you do something else with your fingers. If your cell phone isn’t nearby when you get a cigarette craving, find other ways to occupy your hands – like knitting. Just like with a food craving, if you can distract yourself and keep your hands busy for 10 to 15 minutes, it’ll pass.

* The final do-it-yourself health cure is for nighttime heartburn. Try sleeping on your LEFT SIDE. How can this stop the pain? Lying on the left side relaxes a muscle in the lower esophagus, allowing less acid to come in contact with delicate tissues and cause burning. Plus, it creates more room in the stomach for acids to pool, making it less likely they’ll come back up and bother you.

Geraldine

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