Thursday, May 19, 2011

Helpful Hints

Fiction and Fact, from Gpabud's almanac

Who knew?

Did you know that drinking two

glasses of Gatorade can relieve

headache pain almost


the unpleasant side effects

caused by traditional pain


Did you know

that Colgate Toothpastemakes an

excellent salve for burns?

Before you head to the

drugstore for a high-priced inhaler

filled with mysterious chemicals,

try chewing on a couple of

curiously strong Altoids

peppermints. They'll clear up your

stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a

bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon

horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil.

Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes,

then apply it as a massage oil for

instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix

1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of

honey and take 1 tablespoon six

times a day. The vinegar kills the


Soar throat! Just

mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 1/4 cup

of honey and take 1 tablespoon six

times a day. The vinegar kills the


Cure urinary tract

infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just

dissolve two tablets in a glass of

water and drink it at the onset of

the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer

begins eliminating urinary tract

infections almost instantly-even

though the product was never

advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin

blemishes... Cover the blemish

with a dab of honey and place a

Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the

bacteria, keeps the skin sterile,

and speeds healing. Works


Listerine therapy for toenail

fungus: Get rid of

unsightly toenail fungus by

soaking your toes in

Listerine Mouthwash. The

powerful antiseptic leaves your

toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection...

To prevent the screws in

eyeglasses from loosening, apply a

small drop of Maybelline Crystal

Clear Nail Polish to the threads of

the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles

as bug killer... If menacing bees,

wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets

get in your home and you can't

find the insecticide, try a spray

of Formula 409. Insects drop to

the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover: Just

pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All

over the splinter, let dry, and peel

the dried glue off the skin. The

splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's Tomato Paste boil

cure... Cover the boil with Hunt's

Tomato Paste as a compress. The

acids from the tomatoes soothe the

pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters... To

disinfect a broken blister, dab on a

few drops of Listerine, a powerful


Vinegar to heal bruises...

Soak a cotton ball in white

vinegar and apply it to the bruise

for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces

the blueness and speeds up the

healing process.

Quaker Oats for fast pain

relief... it's not for breakfast any

more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats

and 1 cup of water in a bowl and

warm in the microwave for 1

minute, cool slightly, and apply

the mixture to your hands for

soothing relief from arthritis pain.

I'm gone...!!!

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