A lot of research is being conducted on how we can keep ourselves healthy. There are some studies that are ground-breaking, while some are quite practical. But there are those studies that are just too strange to be taken seriously even though the study results show that it actually has benefits. Below are some strange tips that you can do to maintain your health.
Fevers and Armpits
A slight fever, or anything a little over 102°F can be considered a mild fever that can be easily remedied by drinking a lot of fluids. But if your fever is slightly higher and you want to bring it quickly down, use ice. But don’t put that cold compress on your forehead – put it underneath your armpits or on your groin area. Your temperature will drop a lot faster, even though it is obviously more uncomfortable.
Claustrophobia and fruit
If you are claustrophobic and are quite uncomfortable in tight spaces like subways or elevators bring a green apple with you. According to research done by Dr. Alan Hirsch of the Smeall & Taste Treatement and Research Foundation, the scent of green apples helps in alleviating the anxiety claustrophobics feel. In fact, the scent of green apple tends to affect our spatial perspective. Putting a bunch of green apples inside a house will actually make people feel that the house is somewhat larger than it really is.
Longevity and your name
A study conducted by the University of California, San Diego revealed that people with good, positive initials tend to live four and a half years longer than people with initials that do not mean anything. Some of the positive initials are J.O.Y. and L.U.V. or W.O.W. On the other hand, people with bad initials (I.L.L., for example) tend to live three years less than those with neutral initials.
Honey and disinfection
Honey is actually a powerful antibacterial. A study reveald that honey can actually eliminate all known bacteria strains that take advantage of wounds. So if you’ve run out of an antibacterial at home and you need to dress a wound, use some honey before you bandage the wound.
Black pepper and wounds
If you accidentally cut yourself in the kitchen, a quick way to stave off the bleeding is by using black pepper. This common spice actually has strong antibacterial, analgesic and antiseptic properties. Just clean the wound with running water and use soap then sprinkle the black pepper on your wound and then press it to apply pressure. The bleeding will stop after a few seconds.