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Garlic can be helpful with relieving the body of high blood pressure.

Garlic can be helpful with relieving the body of high blood pressure.

There Are All Sorts of Garlic Home Remedies

Garlic is one of the most popular materials that can be used for different home remedies. Garlic home remedies are popular in that garlic can help to relax and stimulate a variety of different parts of the body among a number of other benefits.

Garlic is known to help with relaxing artery walls around the body. This can work to help with relieving the body of a high blood pressure level. Thanks to this blood flow can increase. This can be more effective than some types of medications that are used to help with controlling blood pressure levels.

It Can Increase Insulin

Another of the benefits of garlic comes from how using garlic can work to improve insulin levels. This is done by reducing the release of sugar from the liver so that the insulin that the body needs can be produced properly. This is especially important in people who have diabetes.

Garlic is Also Antibiotic

Garlic contains allicin, a naturally occurring antibiotic material. When this material is released it can target germs and other materials inside of the body that can cause cold symptoms. With this the effects of a cold can be substantially reduced.

Skin Areas Can Be Relaxed

By crushing garlic cloves and rubbing them on areas of the skin cells around the area can easily be relaxed to where the production of materials used to create certain skin conditions like acne and rosacea can be reduced. It will be important to make sure that the garlic is washed off after a few minutes so that the material can be more effective.

Relieve Coughs with Garlic

Garlic can be found in home remedies used to help with relieving throat irritations. This is done by absorbing and removing bacteria that can get into the throat and cause it to become irritated.

Exercise every day, be outdoors, and eat proper foods

Exercise every day, be outdoors, and eat proper foods

Beauty gives

The features perfectness, and to the form

Its delicate proportions.


Diogenes and his lantern had an easy, simple task. If they had started out together to turn their searchlight of discovery upon a woman who was neither too fat nor too thin, no doubt they’d been poking around in other people’s affairs ever since. I once heard of a woman to whom the idea of gaining or reducing flesh had never occurred, but she died before I got a chance to look at her, so of course I am rather doubtful as to the truth of the story. To my mind she should have been made president of something or other or else been put on exhibition where the rest of suffering womankind could have gone and feasted their eyes upon such an impossible paragon. If there is not a general wail about over-weight or under-weight, then it’s a thin neck, or big hips, or an inclination to too much “tum-tum,” or skinny arms, or cheeks like miniature pumpkins—and goodness only knows what else. And by the time one particular horror is massaged out of existence another crops up like a spook in the closet of a “fraidy-cat” girl, and then the business is begun all over again.

Therefore, say I this: Don’t worry yourself into your grave about too much flesh or a lack of it unless you find yourself taking on the extreme proportions of a skeleton lady, or a museum exhibit of unusual plumpness. A thin neck may be a bad thing—as all girls so afflicted can testify—but if that thin neck is rebellious, and pays absolutely no attention to tonics or massage or other coddling for which it should rightly be grateful, then merely say, “All right, if you insist!” And turn your attention to other things. What admirer of feminine beauty would not look upon a bright mind, quick, kindly wits, and sweet lovableness as a thousand times more acceptable than a neck as round and perfect as that of a Venus?

On the other hand, let me say that, if you will merely look after your health—exercise every day, be out of doors, eat proper foods and take your daily sponge bath—you will keep your chest broad and full, and your waist trim and neat. Breathing exercises every morning are excellent for this happy condition of affairs. It is my firm belief that women could mold their bodies as they would if they only had patience and perseverance—not so much in flesh-gaining or flesh-losing, but in being wholesomely strong and healthy. This is most necessary, not only to prolong life and make it pleasanter and more livable in every way, but to be what God evidently intended—a robust, well-developed and perfectly formed woman.

Thin girls must be lazy and plump ones busy. If you work hard and have the usual load of worries that half the women lug about with them as they do their powder rags and their purses, then you may never hope to revel in a vast amount of fat. Fretters are invariably thin; they simply worry off the flesh faster than nature can create it.

When a woman is unusually slender it is her duty to get fat, not any more for the reason that she will look prettier with the angles filled out than for the reason that she will be stronger and healthier and in a better condition to resist illness and fatigue. She should have at least ten hours’ sleep out of twenty-four, and this must be healthy sleep in a well-ventilated bedroom, on a hard mattress, and with no high pillows to make her stoop-shouldered and of ungainly figure. A nap during the day is a good thing if one can afford the time.

Absolute freedom from care and anxiety are necessary, but—alas—we cannot always regulate the antics of fate or circumstances that deny us these sweet privileges. The diet must be of the most nourishing, and should consist mostly of food containing starch and sugar, such as good fresh butter, rich milk, cream, fruits both raw and cooked, macaroni, fish, corn, sweet potatoes, peas, beans, ice creams, desserts without pastries, and nourishing broths. Cereals, poultry, game, chocolate and sweet grapes are all excellent. Avoid all spiced, acid or very salty foods. While plenty of outdoor life is most essential, a great deal of exercise is not.

If there is any internal disease, especially the slightest inclination to dyspepsia or liver trouble, one cannot possibly gain flesh until the cause of the extreme slenderness is removed.

When the body is plump in one part and fails in another, either massage or a gymnastic course is advised. Dumb-bells and Indian clubs will develop the arms; massage with a fattening emollient, together with loose clothing, tepid baths and breathing exercises, will increase the size of the chest and bust, while swimming, moderate bicycling and walking are good for nearly all plaints of the thin lady.

But until these changes are brought about—and it will take lots of time—do not fret or worry. Merely wear your clothing very loose, substitute a comfortable little waist for stiff, unwieldy corsets, and see that your gowns are made full and dainty. In this last particular you will have an immense advantage over the woman who would sell the shoes off her feet to be thin and “willowy.”

Evening before sleep is the best time for taking a warm bath

Evening before sleep is the best time for taking a warm bath

The best form of bath is either the tub or the shower bath; and the cooler the water, provided that you warm up to it quickly and pleasantly, the greater the tonic effect, the more exhilaration and pleasure you will get out of it, and the more it will harden your skin against cold. But it should never under any circumstances be any cooler than you can readily and pleasantly react, or warm up to, during the bath and afterward. Read more »

A warm bath helps to open the pores

A warm bath helps to open the pores

“Even from the body’s purity, the mind

Receives a secret sympathetic aid.”


The road to beauty has never been better known than it was to the Greek and Roman women of centuries ago, yet they did not begin to have the resources in cosmetic arts that we have now. But they bathed incessantly, believing that cleanliness and health were the vital points in their endeavors to be lovely. Read more »

The Object of Eating is Nourishment To Help Build Up The Whole Body

The Object of Eating is Nourishment To Help Build Up The Whole Body

“Good food is the basis of good conduct, and consequently of happiness; more divorces are caused by hash than by infidelity.” Hetty Green

The object of eating is nourishment to build up the nerves, the muscles, the blood, the tissues, and, in fact, the whole body. Judging by woman’s mad devotion to things she should not eat, this is a piece of information which has never before been confided to her. Read more »

Daily walking at any time of year will help keep muscles healthy

Daily walking at any time of year will help keep muscles healthy

The girl who goes in for outdoor sport, who isn’t afraid of walking a block or two, who loves the cold air and who revels in wheeling and swimming and skating, is the one who won’t be an old woman in appearance while she is still young in years.

Keep the muscles firm and healthy by exercise. This will not only improve your carriage and add to your general development, but will aid the digestive organs in their work and keep you animated and cheery. Read more »

“Oh, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem,
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem,
For that sweet odor which doth in it live.”

The odor of perfume should be ever so slight

The odor of perfume should be ever so slight

Women love delicate perfumes as they do silk stockings and violets.
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By sleeping properly, the body is kept stronger and fresher

By sleeping properly, the body is kept stronger and fresher

“What a delightful thing rest is! The bed has become a place of luxury to me. I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.” Napoleon I Read more »

Shoulders should be held up and back with no strain put on them

Shoulders should be held up and back with no strain put on them

“Her grace of motion and of look, the smooth

And swimming majesty of step and tread,

The symmetry of form and feature, set

The soul afloat, even like delicious airs

Of flute or harp.”


Stooped shoulders is one beauty ill that is wholly unnecessary. Any girl with a little energy and will power can make herself straight and bestow upon herself a good carriage. It is entirely a matter of doing and persevering. Most of us know remedies for our small failings, but how many of us apply them persistently until a cure is brought about? Few indeed, and more’s the pity. Read more »

Proper abdomen breathing can often lead to a slim waistline

Proper abdomen breathing can often lead to a slim waistline

Great temp’rance, open air,

Easy labor, little care.”

Sir Philip Sidney

Haven’t you ever noticed that most of the women who have gone in for vocal culture have round, pretty waists? Almost invariably the singer is a woman of fine figure, well-poised head, firmly-set shoulders and easy carriage. And the reason is simple. She has learned from the beginning that she must breathe properly, that every breath must come from the abdomen and not from the chest, and that to breathe in that way she must hold up her chin and expand her lungs.

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