We do these things every day but have not really thought about the health implications of it.

1. Using your cellphone at night before going to sleep.

Research revealed that using artificial light at night suppresses melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates our sleep and our waking up. At night, our body produces melatonin. Low melatonin can lead to depression, cancer, heart diseases and a very fragile immune system. So ensure you turn off your phone way before you go to sleep.

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2. Wearing synthetic perfume.

Most perfume companies use synthetic materials in order to get really strong scents. They are cheaper than natural oils. Synthetic materials can irritate your eyes and skin and cause nausea and dizziness. You are better off using essential oils instead.

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3. Wearing skinny/tight jeans.

Skinny jeans are latest trends in town but know that discomfort can arise with the constant press on your skin and that can lead serious nervous system issues. Skiny/tight jeans reduced in air flow to your legs and this causes tingling and itching that can make your legs numb.

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4. Brushing your teeth immediately after eating.

A Dentist revealed that it is best to wait for at least 60 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth, simply because the enamel of your tooth can be affected by high acidic foods as well as the layer underneath the enamel. During brushing, the movement of your toothbrush pushed the acid close to the layer below your enamel.


5. Consuming freshly squeezed juice.

Freshly squeezed juice is good for you but only in small quantities. Juice can be very harmful to your body in some instances. For instance, grape juice is not recommended for diabetes patients.


6. Storing foods in plastic containers.

Artificial chemical substances, such as phthalate and bisphenol are contained in many plastic boxes, they help to maintain their flexibility. If food is kept for a long time in plastic boxes, such substances can creep into the food. Storing food in containers made from glass, stainless steel, or ceramic material is a much better idea.

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7. Stopping yourself from sneezing.

Our intracranial pressure increases significantly when we close our mouths and pinch our noses in an effort to prevent a sneeze. The blood flow to our brains gets disrupted, and our blood vessels and nervous tissue are compressed. This can cause headaches, damage to vessels, and even hearing problems. Never stop yourself from sneezing.

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