Posts Tagged ‘panic attack’

Simplifying personal hygiene

Life is suppose to be simple, but somehow we’ve lost sight of that fact and have allowed ourselves to become brainwashed by all kinds of companies wanting to make us believe we need to use their products. One example are skin products such as expensive anti-aging creams. The truth is, we’re aging faster than we ought to because of what we’re eating and placing on our skin. There is no such thing as a magic pill or lotion.

Just about everything can be cured/fixed/reversed through diet and eliminating toxins. Plain and simple. It is just as important to be aware of what we eat, as well as what we put on our skin because whatever it absorbs, it goes into our blood stream.

If we have dry skin, change your diet.
If you are showing signs of aging, change your diet.
If you have cancer, change your diet.
If you suffer from depression, change your diet.
If you have acne, change your diet.

Change your diet and STOP putting chemicals and toxic products on your skin and hair. Several years ago I stopped using lotions on my skin and extra hair products. I got rid of a lot of make-up as well and nail polishes, etc., etc. I’m much more careful with what I put on my skin and hair to avoid toxic chemicals.

Back in August I suffered from my very first anxiety and panic attack. Never in my life had I experienced such a horrific thing. It truly was the worst experience ever. I took on a very stressful managerial job about three or four years ago. I strongly believe my anxiety and panic attack was caused by that stress along with the crappy food choices I made.

Our bodies can only hang in there for so long before they finally break down. Everything eventually catches up to us.

At the moment when I was experiencing my anxiety and panic attack, I thought I was having a heart attack. Good thing about panic and anxiety attacks is that no one has every died from them (even though you feel like you’re dying when you’re having them.)

I did some research on the topic and learned about a lot of things that can be done to better my mental health naturally. At that time I decided to stop dying my hair. I’m 35 years old and I’ve got A LOT of grey hair. I dye my hair every month because I’m just not ready for grey hair yet. LOL. After I had the anxiety and panic attack, I decided keeping my brain cells healthy was more important than hiding my grey. So for 4 months I went without dying my hair until I learned about Henna.

Henna is a flowering plant used to dye skin, hair, fingernails, leather, silk and wool. It has been used as a cosmetic hair dye for 6,000 years. In Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra and Nefertiti were known to have used it. It also acts as an anti-fungal and a preservative for leather and cloth. The flowers have been used to create perfume since ancient times. Henna repels some insect pests and mildew.

Henna’s coloring properties are due to lawsone, a burgundy organic compound that has an affinity for bonding with protein. Lawsone is primarily concentrated in the leaves.

I heard about Henna before, but didn’t know it was used for more than drawing on skin. I was very happy to learn it was also used to dye hair and it was natural and nontoxic. So as you can guess, I purchased some henna online at and colored my hair with it. I was very impressed with the color and how much softer my hair felt. Many people use Henna to condition their hair every month.

The other day I came across an online article talking about washing your hair with baking soda instead of shampoo. I’m all for saving money, as long as it doesn’t cost me my health. A few years ago I switched over to using organic shampoos and conditioners. I don’t know if 100% organic/natural shampoo and conditioners exist, but I wanted to be as close to it as possible. Non-organic shampoo and conditioners are full of chemicals and do more harm than good.

Washing your hair out simply with baking soda and water sounds too good to be true, but I did the research and it’s safe and I’m ready to give it a try. I bought some baking soda last night and will use it this morning when I shower. Organic shampoo and conditioners are quite expensive, I usually pay anywhere between $7.99 and $9.99 for each, and they usually only last about a week and a half because I have a lot of hair.

I’m excited about using the baking soda. I’ll be saving some money now that I’ll be purchasing baking soda for under a buck.

You can also use baking soda to clean and whiten your teeth. Just sprinkle some baking soda in a small dish and dip your damp brush. Another thing to save money on as organic toothpaste can be expensive as well.