Life Hacks: Cures and Solutions

Chapter 4: Cures and Solutions
  • Mosquito bite? Apply a hot spoon onto the spot. The heat will destroy the reaction and the itching will stop almost instantly.
  • Candles will burn longer and drip less if they are placed in the freezer for a few hours before using.
  • Got a headache that just won't go away? Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead.
  • If you want to get rid of bad breath, brushing your teeth is important, but more important is brushing your tongue.
  • Wrinkly shirt? Toss it in the dryer with a few ice cubes for five minutes.
  • Not sure if you have bad breath? Lick your wrist and smell it. This is what your breath smells like to others.
  • Runny or stuffy nose? Push your tongue against the top of your mouth and push a finger between your eyebrows. Hold it for about twenty seconds.
  • Instead of scraping ice off your car, try spraying it with a mixture of 2/3 cup vinegar and 1/3 cup water.
  • Are your thoughts keeping you awake at night? Try writing them all down. This clears your head and makes it easier to fall asleep.
  • Put toothpaste on a pimple and it will disappear overnight.
  • Have a headache? Eating ten to twelve almonds is the equivalent of taking two aspirin for a migraine headache.
  • White wine will actually take out a red wine stain.
  • Put clear nail polish onto the outer threads of a button to keep it from unraveling or popping off your clothing.
  • Remove gross, unpleasant odors in smelly shoes or gym bags by placing dry tea bags in them and leaving them there overnight.
  • Get rid of nighttime coughs by putting Vicks VapoRub on your feet and then putting socks on. Your cough will stop within minutes.
  • If you wet your fingertips and the head of the nail clippers, the nail clippings won't fly off when you trim your nails.
  • Putting apple cider vinegar on moles, warts, and skin tags will remove them.
  • Having trouble sleeping? Look at photos of other people sleeping. This triggers a response in your brain that actually makes you feel more tired.
  • Take note of your body's position in the morning. This is probably your most comfortable sleeping posture, so posing this way before bed can help you get to sleep more quickly.
  • Remove a splinter by applying a paste of baking soda and water for several minutes.
  • Need to get rid of hiccups? Hold your breath and swallow three times.
  • According to a study, smelling rubbing alcohol can relieve nausea almost instantly.
  • Having trouble falling asleep? Blink fast for a minute. Tired eyes help you to fall asleep.
  • The 20-20-20 Rule: Looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes is a method proven to stop eye strain and headaches.
  • Clogged drain? Unclog it with 1 cup of baking soda mixed with 1 cup of white vinegar.

Taken from the book Life Hacks by Keith Bradford
Also the microbiota of the mouth will influence how frequently the tongue needs to be brushed. Don't have great scientific details here just more intuitive what works for mes
2021-01-16 14:06:06
In the latest Biohacking box from Dave Asprey, he included a Dental Detox Kit from Primal Life Organics that includes a copper tongue scraper. I like the idea of scraping the tongue more than brushing it. You are right about the microbiota, which is why mouthwashes such as Listerine are not good for the mouth.
2021-01-16 14:16:43

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