How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Natural Cures for Mood Swings

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Moods are a condition of the mind when a person feels happy or sad. If you are suffering from mood swings then you have to understand that you are the sole cause for it. Mood is a state of mind and it is possible to alter it only if you promise to help yourself.

Mood swings have the ability to make you feel totally listless or run down and gives you a feeling of being out of touch with this world. Filled with frustration it makes you mentally weak and unable to deal with the simplest of situations.

Symptoms of mood swings are depression irritability, insomnia, and fatigue. Mood swings are the result of a hormonal imbalance and result in affecting the chemical in the brain, which reacts, with a change in the mood patterns. They change the pattern of structure of the hormones in the brains and the medicines given usually are based on lithium and valium. But there are many natural cures for mood swings so let us see how.

Serotonin is the main chemical that alters and changes mood in our brain. If the serotonin levels are high, the mood is high; if it is low, the mood is low. Natural progesterone is found in the wild yam or diascorea villosa which is a common root containing a substance that when metabolized after consumption gets converted to progesterone. It is best absorbed by the skin and is a great enhancement for all body lotions and skin creams. Most of the health stores have products having natural progesterone.

Estrogen is found in most of the plants and so plant estrogen is one way of handling mood swings. There are phytoestrogens, which affect the body in the same way as natural estrogen does. Soy products are thus very good for menopause and pre menstrual syndrome. Tofu is also a good phytoestrogen for consumption. Cook it raw or eat it as it is and enjoy its benefits. Then you have soybeans, which is rich in the phytoestrogen. Soybeans are regular feature in most of the grocery in Asia.

There are herbs like dong quai, red clover, alfalfa, licorice, which are said to have phytoestrogens, which give lot of strength mentally. Then there are the regular peas, lentils, and beans alongwith peanuts, which contain lot of phytoestrogen, and allow your moods to settle down.

Vitamins are the main ingredients, which make up the cell. Chemical reactions, which produce vital hormones, need lot of vitamins. It is very prudent to have zinc, iron, and magnesium, during mood swings as they help to relax the muscles. Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 and B12 are very important vitamins, which help to maintain the serotonin levels so have a dose of vitamins everyday and supplement your mood swings with smiles.

Eating right is very important. So have a lot of peas, peanuts, beans, and carbohydrates and ensure that you follow the rule of three, eat, exercises and be positive.

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