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What Causes Hiccups and Are Hiccups Dangerous?

Facts About Hiccups

According to WebMd, most of the time, hiccups are a relatively harmless spasm of the diaphragm causing the glottis to make an unusual noise that we all know as hiccups.So what causes the hiccups to happen, that is, what causes the diaphragm to spasm? Lots of things can do this, as well as nothing at all. Sometimes, there is no real indication as to what can cause hiccups. Some of the most common causes include:

* Eating too fast
* A full stomach
* Drinking too fast
* Gulping air or swallowing air
* Smoking

Other less common but recognized causes of hiccups includes: drinking alcohol, rapid temperature changes, or mood changes or excitement. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Cure Hiccups

Annoying Spasms that Cause Hiccups Can Be Stopped!

Hiccups always seem to come at the worst time, don’t they? There’s actually a reason for that. Emotions and emotional situations are actually known to be precursors to hiccups. That means when you’re nervous or excited, the chances of getting a bout of hiccups is increased.Hiccups also can happen when gulping air, water or food too quickly. People are also more prone to hiccups when bellies are full, particularly overfull stomachs at all-you-can-eat buffets or back yard barbecue bonanzas.

The problem isn’t getting hiccups, but rather the fact that they are unpredictable. It’s hard to get rid of them! The good news is, hiccups usually never last for more than about 5-15 minutes at the most. So the best cure for most hiccups is just to wait until they go away on their own. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Make Garlic Infused Cooking Oil

For dipping hard breads or cooking with garlic flavor in every bite, garlic infused oil is easy to make at home. Read the rest of this entry »

Brainwave Entrainment: Improve Concentration, Sleep, Reduce Pain and More

Brainwaves, Binuaral Beats, Can Improve Quality of Life Naturally

The brain produces energy waves, commonly called brainwaves, that pulse at certain frequencies or vibration. These vibrations resonate with the vibrational energy of everything around us.

Have you ever walked into a room where electronic equipment was buzzing and it gave you a headache or made you cranky or irritable? That’s evidence of vibrational energy colliding with your own brainwaves to alter mood and physical function. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Cook a Brisket in a Conventional Oven

Bake and Broil a Brisket Indoors in a Conventional Oven

One of my favorite types of meat is brisket. I love going to BBQ joints and ordering sliced brisket with a tangy sauce, then eating some later for leftovers as brisket sandwiches on breads and buns, or to chop it up and making chopped brisket with sauce. There are so many ways to serve brisket once it’s been prepared.

Brisket, per pound, isn’t an expensive cut of meat compared to steak and sirloin cut meats, but because it’s so big, many people shy away from buying it. Also, because brisket is typically a smoked and grilled meat, most people don’t even know how to cook a brisket in the oven. With proper packaging, a large an oven-cooked brisket can provide enough meat for a family for several weeks or a month, and save money on grocery bills for meat. Read the rest of this entry »

Alternative Ear Wax Removal Home Remedies

Keep Ears Healthy and Clean by Removing Earwax

Particularly during the spring months, when it’s warm enough for ear wax to flow, but cool enough it gets congealed in your ear, knowing how to safely remove ear wax is important. It’s not the most pleasant topic to talk about, but removing ear wax can help you hear better, and help keep your ears safer by helping to prevent infection. My son has had frequent ear infections as a child, so I have learned over the years, both from our pediatrician and personal experience, how to properly clean ears and remove earwax without damaging the ear. Read the rest of this entry »

At-Home Dry Skin Care Treatments and Tips

Treat Dry Skin and Prevent it from Coming Back

Dry skin doesn’t have to be a fact of life. In fact, soft, supple, smooth skin can absolutely be had, with only a little bit of time and effort, and without spending a fortune. While you can purchase over-the-counter products, it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to treat dry skin.

Dry Skin Isn’t Normal Read the rest of this entry »

Tatooed or Permanent Makeup: Pros and Cons of Tatooed or Permanent Cosmetics

To Never Have to Apply Eyeliner Again?

While the idea sounds convenient, it’s important to realize the decision to get permanent makeup is a big one and it should treated as such. Permanent makeup is a form of tattooing and there are dangers and consequences from tattoos that must be considered. Additionally, ‘permanent’ makeup means just that: permanent.

Let’s start with the pros, the good reasons why someone might want to consider permanent makeup. Read the rest of this entry »

Creative Ways to Cook Potatoes

Inexpensive and Filling, Potatoes Don’t Have to Be Bland

Potatoes are cheap and filling, and they make an excellent and inexpensive addition to any meal. After time, the plain potato gets a little boring, so let’s look at some creative ways to dress up a potato and add variety to the dinner table.

Baked Potato – The baked potato is the old standby for cooking potatoes for dinner. Soup up the plain baked potato by adding the traditional topping, like bacon bits, crumbled bacon, cheese, sour cream, chives, cracked pepper, butter, etc. Ranch dressing, Thousand Island dressing or other flavors of dressing can be a great and low-calorie alternative to sour cream. Pico de Gallo or fresh salsa are both good baked potato toppers too. Read the rest of this entry »

Office Ergonomics: Home or Work Office Furniture Positions for Optimal Health

 Desk Work Can Be Hard on the Body, so Learn How to Properly Arrange Your Office for Best Health

Sitting at a desk all day is hard on the back and legs. Circulation is cut off from the legs, which can cause swelling or a medical condition known as edema, and when the legs begin to swell regularly, this can lead to venous stasis, venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Leaning forward hunched over in a chair to see a computer monitor can cause backache and strain, while squinting to see a monitor that is too far away or too close can cause eye strain and permanent eye damage.

In fact, there are many serious injuries that can be caused from improper seating and computer or desk workstation arrangement. Read the rest of this entry »

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