Taming arthritis pain is as easy as opening your fridge – especially if you love parsley! USDA researchers say just 1/4 cup of the fresh herb contains 300% of the RDA of vitamin K, plus a rich supply of myristicin and eugenol. That’s key since these three nutrients are powerful anti-inflammatories that tamp down joint pain. For natural relief, steep 1 packed cup of washed parsley in 1 quart of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain and refrigerate the liquid. Drink 1/2 cup before breakfast, dinner and anytime your pain is severe.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.