This Man Has Lived Inside A Giant Sand Castle For 22 Years

They say a man’s home is his castle, and for no man is that a truer statement than for Marcio Mizael Matolias. He’s lived in an actual seaside castle for the last 22 years, but there is a catch. It’ s made entirely of sand!

Yes, that’s right, the 44-year-old Matolias lives in a sandcastle. It’s located on one of Rio de Janerio’s pristine beaches and the impressive structure has become a bit of a tourist attraction. Locals have even given Matolias his very own crown, making him the king of his sand castle.

Before we show you Matolias’s live-in sand castle, let’s revisit a few other unusual homes. Remember hearing about the Oregan man who turned an airplane into his very own humble abode? Bruce Campbell, 64, rescued a Boeing 747 from a scrap heap and made it livable for a whopping $218,000.

Then there was the option of living in a state of the art igloo home in India. Yes, you read that right. I did say India. Winter sports enthusiasts Vikas Kumar and Tashi Dorje came up with the idea to offer adventure junkies a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in Manali.

You can see Matolias at work in the video below. He certainly has an eye for detail. It’s amazing how he’s managed to create such an incredible and unique home.

Matolias says his sandcastle home certainly is warm. “The sand holds all the heat, so sometimes at night, I can not sleep here,” he says. “I’ll spend the night at a friend’s house, but I prefer it here even if I have to lie outside by the sea.”

During the day, Matolias spends most of his time outside of his sandcastle home. After all, it does take a lot of work tending to the impressive structure’s facade. It says he was inspired to build it after a friend gave him a book on Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.

Matolias’s castle is actually filled with books, as well as childhood toys, and he pays for his food by running a second-hand bookshop from his castle. He also enjoys playing seaside golf and entertaining tourists. Matolias has embraced his “king” nickname and now even has a throne and a scepter on site.

However, sand is not the strongest of building materials and Matolias also must spend a lot of time maintaining his castle. Although it has a makeshift wooden frame, he has to constantly water the turrets to prevent them from falling in on his 3X3 meter wide bedroom.

Matolias enjoys the work he must do to his castle, though, as uses the flexibility he has to change the design of his home regularly. He takes inspiration from Antoni Gaudi and creates intricate, mosaic-like patterns on the outside of his castle or experiments with tall turrets.

He says he’s always lived by the beach and wanted to continue doing so, but beachside real estate is very expensive so the sandcastle life was a logical solution.”People pay exorbitant rents to live in front of the sea, I do not have bills and here I have a good life,” he reveals.

Kind of makes you want to dig our your old childhood sand toys and head to the beach, doesn’t it?

I’d definitely prefer a nice warm sandcastle to a chilly igloo!

 

12 Strange Self Pleasuring Habits People Admit to be Having

Once an individual reaches puberty, he or she starts to have carnal tendencies. As people grow older, they start to develop their own intimate interests. Even if people don’t have a partner, they could simply imagine or watch a video while they please themselves. Still, not everyone pleasures the same way.

Just check out what these users from Reddit had to say about these habits.

1. He always kept his legs straight.

Apparently keeping the legs straight adds intensity.

 

2. This guy uses vegetable oil instead of actual lube.

Yes, vegetable oil can also make things slippery, but why would you even do that? Don’t be surprised when ants start moving towards you.

3. Every guy knows this feeling.

It’s that funny moment when you’re already relaxed and you feel disgusted with the condition you are in.

4. He didn’t think properly.

One of the worst feelings in the world is to feel something on your face that is totally unexpected.

5. Does this make it more enjoyable?

When you meet a lefty, you will not wonder if he uses that same hand to do that deed.

6. This is too disgusting!

This is such a dirty habit and no one should copy what this guy does.

7. He has very scary fantasies.

Even if he does fantasize about his classmates getting raped, this does not mean that he is also going to be a rapist.

8. Every guy knows how to browse sensitive content privately.

If you didn’t have your own laptop or tablet back then, it only made sense that you would use the incognito mode every time you watch sensitive content.

9. If you don’t have anyone to have intercourse with, you can always create an artificial intercourse hole.

Just don’t expect this to be as enjoyable once you’ve reached orgasm and you want someone to cuddle with.

10. We all have our own weird fantasies.

However, I don’t understand why hairy adults would make a person feel so excited.

11. Now this is hilarious!

If you’re wondering, there really is a relatively big group of people who like wearing animal suits whenever they participate in an intercourse.

12. When the evidence was incrimenting.

This is what you do to save tissues!

 

After His Wife Passed Away, She Asks Him To Water Her Plants – Finds Out That They Are……

Some of us love the idea of ending up with a prankster or a jokester for a spouse. Let’s face the facts here. Marriage can get very boring and it is always fun to spend time with someone who is not entirely predictable. When Nigel’s wife Phedre passed away five years ago, the man did not know how he was going to go on. All he knew was that he had been given a final request.

Phedre had asked Nigel if he would continue to water the plants in the bedroom of their home after she was gone. The man followed her wishes for several years and thought nothing of it. One day, it was finally time for Nigel to move into a retirement community. Antonia, his daughter, alerted him to one crucial fact about the plants that had never dawned on him.

They were actually made of plastic! Poor Nigel. He had followed his wife’s order and dutifully watered the plants each and every day. Little did he know that they looked so good because his wife had decided to pull a prank. Antonia says that she can hear her mother chuckling all the way from Heaven and we most certainly are too.

Antonia decided to share the story with her followers on Twitter. Nigel was such a good sport about the whole thing, he even watered the plants one last time so that his daughter could have a fun photo op. We are glad to see that this family has such a great sense of humor about the whole thing. Phedre’s prank turned out even better than she could have hoped.

We are sure that Phedre is smiling and laughing uproariously about this well executed prank. Nigel clearly seems to have gotten used to his wife’s sense of humor and we are impressed by her ability to execute a burn this wicked from beyond the grave. Stories like these also serve as a way for others to open up and share fun anecdotes about their lost loved ones.

The loss of a spouse is always a sad occasion. That does not mean that we must remain sad in our spouse’s absence. There is nothing wrong with having a good laugh about the times that we have shared. In most instances, this is exactly what the deceased person would have wanted. Please be sure to share this hysterical prank today.

 

Onions Are A Great Natural Remedy For Common Illnesses – Here Are some Unexpected Ways To Use Them

Onions are great for salads and frying up as a side dish, but some may argue that there even better for curing ailments and helping out around the house. Onions are a vastly versatile natural remedy because of it is filled with antiseptic and antibiotic agents due to ts high sulfur content. They also help your body fight off free radicals that cause chronic disease, like cancer.

Onions can boost your immunity, stop vomiting, treat respiratory conditions and help treat diabetes, heart-related issues, lower cholesterol, and arthritis.

They have been used by Native American to treat colds and flu, and even the World Health Organization now recognize onions as a good way relieve respiratory infections, bronchitis, cough, and congestion.

Here are some healthful ways that you can use onions for common ailments:

Cough

Peel and slice an onion in half and put a tablespoon of brown sugar over each slice and cover them for an hour. Eat this relish twice a day to get rid of your cough. The sulfur in onions has anti-bacterial properties that kill cough-causing microbes.

Sulfur also works as a detoxing agent to release toxins in the body. It’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce plain and inflammation that occurs during a coughing fit.

Fight Hair Loss

Boil some water with an onion in it and use the liquid as a pre-shampoo rinse to help fight hair loss and grow out your hair. Its antimicrobial properties will stop dandruff and promote new growth, while the antioxidants will stop hair loss and also help it to grow stronger and fuller.

Loosen Chest Congestion

Crush up an onion and make a paste by adding some coconut oil. Coat your chest with the paste and cover it with a dish towel. Onions work like a natural antibiotic and strengthen the immune system. The vapors that onion give off also work as an expectorant to loosen the mucous in your chest that causes coughing.

Soothe a Colic Baby

To soothe a colic baby give them a teaspoon of onion tea every hour until they are calm. The onion has properties that will relax muscles, strengthen the stomach, and regulate digestion.

Boil a diced yellow onion in some water and allow it to cool before draining.

 

Soothe a Bug Bite

Place a piece of onion or some fresh onion juice onto a bug bite to soothe it. The anti-inflammatory properties of an onion will reduce inflammation and discomfort from the insect bite.

Ear Infection

Chop up an onion and put it inside of a thin sock and tie it closed. Put the sock over your ear and hold it in place with a hat. Leave it on until the pain goes away.

Cuts

Use the film of your onion skin for a cut. This will work as an antiseptic agent that stops bleeding quickly. The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties help to heal the wound, while the antimicrobial properties will prevent it from getting infected.

Soothe a Sore Throat

Make a decoction from onion skin and water. Drink a little and gargle with it. If the taste is unbearable you can add some lemon and honey. The onion’s anti-inflammatory properties will reduce the pain and inflammation in your throat.

Vomiting

Grate an onion and squeeze it with a cheesecloth and collect the onion juice. Brew some peppermint tea and let it cool. Drink two teaspoons of the onion juice and wait five minutes. Then drink two teaspoons of peppermint tea. Repeat this until your stop vomiting.

Cleanse the Air

An onion will purify the air by sucking out bacteria and viruses of the air and absorbing it.

Treat Sun or Minor Burns

Rub some fresh onion on your burn to prevent infection. The sulphuric compounds will speed skin regeneration and reduce burning and redness.

Fever

Cut up some thin onion slices. Run some coconut oil on the bottom of your feet and apply your thin slices onto the arch of each foot. Wrap your foot with plastic wrap and cover with a sock. The onion will draw out toxins, bacteria, and sickness from the body overnight.

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Woman Thinks She Hacked Amazon By Ordering A Ton Of Free Carpet Samples, Regrets It Immediately

Free stuff! Everybody loves free stuff don’t they? Imagine the delight of this woman, imgur user RowdyMcMenace, when she discovered a feature on Amazon that will send carpet and fabric samples free of charge, delivered to her door. “I definitely got carried away ordering that many!” Rowdy told Bored Panda. “I got one small delivery at first, then yesterday the mountain arrived.”

“These would make a neat cat scratcher and they’re free so…” she said about her reasoning behind the carpet collecting. Makes sense right? In her own words, she stated her case quite eloquently. “I never requested these under the pretense of making a purchase, and if a company can not afford to give away free swatches then they shouldn’t offer.”

I think it’s fair to say she made an enemy out of the delivery guy by the time her sample splurge was finally satisfied, there were so many individually wrapped packages that he required a little extra assistance. “My boyfriend was home and awake so he helped the delivery guy bring everything inside,” she told us. “That’s why there’s an empty hamper in one picture- he was using it to carry a bunch at a time!”

Her boyfriend appears to have taken the whole episode in good spirits. “My boyfriend is so laid back that after the mountain of parcels was inside he woke me up to watch me freak out,” Rowdy told Bored Panda. “I was in disbelief, then all I could do was laugh and apologize. I felt awful, but it was already done so might as well make the best of it! He helped me clean everything up then we played with the cats.”

Having learned her lesson from the binge, which came in packaging that she did not expect, she has kindly decided to donate the excess samples to local animal shelters. “I can’t bring myself to sell something I got for free,” she explained. “I’d much rather donate and share.”

Scroll down below to see her story, and let us know what you think in the comments!

“It started off innocently enough. I found this cool feature on Amazon to get free carpet swatches and thought they would make a neat cat scratcher and they’re free so…”

“The first bundle arrived and it was a good amount but I realized not all of the textures were gonna be good so I ordered more”

“A LOT MORE!!! HOLY SH*T”

“I am on night shift so I was woken up to this. The delivery guy is not happy. I swear I didn’t realize I ordered this many and I thought they were all going to be small!!”

“They are not small. The cats are super interested and I’m laughing hysterically out of nervousness that my future husband might realize I’m a psychopath and leave me”

“Oh man you guys I’ve really abused the system here. Let me know if you want me to show you how to abuse the system too! I’m an enabler, and it’ll make me feel better”

“I only hope the warehouse guys have dealt with my level of stupidity before because this tops the charts”

“We have halted progress now that all the big ones are open. I regret nothing. 10/10 recommend Kitty thrones”

“My advice: be picky. There’s plenty”

Ice Skaters Stand On Ice – Then ‘Sound Of Silence’ Plays And Chilling Performance Goes Viral

Ice skating is a hard sport to master.

It made look easy, but it takes years of hard work and practice to nail those tricks and to get in such great shape. Skating pairs have to work even harder. They have to spend a lot of time together on the ice, learn to trust each other, and create a bond that will get them through their practices and competitions without fighting.

One pair of skaters recently wowed judges and the audience with their spectacular routine.

French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprés not only put on a great show at the World Team Trophy 2017 competition in Japan, they seem to be high up in the running for first place. They are not only a skating couple, but a couple outside the rink, as well.

There’s more than just gliding and leaps going on here. Vanessa has to put her complete trust in Morgan as he lifts her high above his dead, throws her out onto the ice, and holds her hand as she performs amazing tricks by his side. They are remarkable skaters on their own, but together they are amazing.

 

The duo performed a routine to Disturbed’s version of Simon & Garfunkel’s hit “The Sound of Silence.”

As they skated, the crowd was on the edge of their seats.

The lyrics of the song include:

“Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again.
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping.
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone.
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp.
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking.
People hearing without listening.
People writing songs that voices never share.
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

‘Fools’ said I, ‘You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you.’
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming.

And the sign said, “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence.’”

It’s a song most people are familiar with, but not one that you think two skaters would choose for a routine.

Still, they managed to make the somewhat sad song appear upbeat with their fun and energetic routine.

Not only were the skaters graceful on the ice, they also had some impressive tricks. At one point, Morgan tosses Vanessa in the air as if she is weightless. She lands effortlessly on the ice and goes right back to the next move. Their black costumes go perfect with their music, and the simplicity of them makes their moves all the more noticeable.

Once the couple finished their routine, they received a standing ovation from the audience.

Everyone loved their amazing show. Apparently, the judges enjoy it too, because they ended up winning the event. If these two continue to skate together, they will only become better. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to seeing their next routine.

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8 Things That Will Help You Survive A Nuclear Attack

After the recent false alert in Hawaii, many people have been left wondering how to survive a nuclear attack. Providr.com has read through government websites and pdfs to bring you 8 of the most basic survival tips!

1. Required Reading: In 2010, the National Security Staff Interagency Policy Committee For Preparedness and Response to Nuclear and Radiological Threats (really rolls off the tongue) published “Planning Guidance For Response To A Nuclear Detonation,” an informative guide on, basically, how to plan for a nuclear attack. While you might want to skip the bits aimed at government policymakers (unless you’re actually a government policymaker in which case, why are you getting your research here?) there’s some really good stuff on surviving a blast. I’ll summarize the biggest points here, but if you’d like to go into more depth than a listicle can give you, I seriously recommend it.

2. If You’re Caught Outside: The Department of Homeland Security’s advice on what to do if you’re caught outside during a blast is relatively self-explanatory, but worth keeping in mind: take any cover possible, drop to the ground, make sure any exposed skin (like your hands) is covered and for god’s sake, don’t look at the fireball!

3. Duck and Cover (The Right Kind Of Cover!): One of the most useful things in the “Planning Guidance For Response To A Nuclear Detonation” (which will henceforth be called “The Nuclear Bible”) is a diagram showing exactly how much specific kinds of cover reduce the radiation dose that you receive.

The numbers represent how much being in a specific kind of building will decrease your radiation dosage (so, hanging out in a one-floor house with a wood frame will cut your radiation to ½ of what it would be outside). The takeaway? Get underground, and get somewhere where you’re shielded by brick or concrete

4. Number Crunching: Personally, I’d rather die in a nuclear blast than do math, but not everyone agrees. Michael Dillon, a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory came up with an equation to determine when it’s best to leave mediocre shelter in search of better shelter. If your apartment building or sub-ground parking lot is less than 15 minutes away, it’s worth braving the potential radiation damage from going outside. But if it’s more than that, you’ll be better off holing up where you are.

5. Suggested Emergency Preparedness Kit: If you’re looking to put together a nuclear preparedness kit and not pay $100 for one of those nuclear backpacks, the Department of Homeland Security has you covered. Their list for a basic kit includes
– enough water and non-perishable food for three days (plus a can opener)
– hand-crank radio and flashlight
– first-aid kit, including a whistle
– dust masks
-moist towelettes
– maps of the surrounding area
– a cell phone with a backup battery
They have a suggestion for a more complete kit at their website (which you can get to by clicking on the photo source)

6. Stay Put: I know, you’re asking, “Wait, aren’t we supposed to evacuate?” Well, yes … but not without information. See, there’s something called a “fallout tail” extending away from a nuclear blast, which basically means that radioactive material gets spread downwind in a long, thin line. If you don’t know where the fallout tail’s going, you could be evacuating right into it. And, if you simply must leave the area, make sure you stay inside for at least the first 24 hours, by which point the very worst of the radiation will have dissipated (according to the Nuclear Bible).

7. Decontamination: If you’re caught outside there isn’t much you can do about the radiation that you’ve potentially received. However, you’ll still want to lessen the radiation damage that you might get from particles of fallout (radioactively-charged dust or debris) that might have settled on your skin. To do that, you’ll want to take off the clothing you were wearing and clean your skin (either with a shower or with moist towelettes. Try not to scrub or scratch at the skin, as that could create entry points for radioactive material.

8. Stay Calm, You’re (Probably) Fine: The plain fact is, despite the nuclear sabre-rattling that world leaders have been doing lately, no one really wants a nuclear war. Certainly not North Korea, whose leaders know that they will absolutely be destroyed if they launch a nuke at the continental US. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that the likelihood of a nuclear event is “unlikely.”

So yeah, we’re probably not going to die in a nuclear blast. Just stay calm, and if you live somewhere where your leader is going on unhinged nuclear rants on Twitter, don’t forget to vote in the next election!

 

iPhone Battery Explodes In Man’s Face After He Bites It To Test Its Authenticity [Video]

Apple and controversies go hand-in-hand. After it was caught throttling iPhones with degraded batteries and forced to issue an apology, news of iPhone batteries getting overheated and exploding are gaining momentum.

Last October, several incidents of iPhone 8 Plus batteries swelling out of their cases were reported in China, Taiwan and Japan. 50 workers and customers were recently forced to leave an Apple Store in Zurich after an iPhone battery suddenly exploded, burning one staff member.

Now, a 10-second video showing an iPhone battery being exploded in a man’s face in an electronics store in China has gone viral.

Local reports claim the man went to a third-party retailer to get his iPhone’s battery replaced. Lithium batteries found in iPhones cannot be removed by users, and since third-party retailers are known to swap out original batteries for cheaper variants, he decided to bite into the battery to test its authenticity, leading the device to suddenly burst into flames.

Local media suggests the battery was old, but they did not say whether it was proven to be real or fake. No one was injured in the incidentdespite the proximity of the explosion to the man’s face and several bystanders, Taiwan News reported.

But because no one was injured doesn’t mean you go repeating it just for fun.

There are better and less life-threatening ways to check the authenticity of your iPhone’s battery. For one, you could visit an Apple Authorized Retailer or an Apple Store because don’t forget: Chinese electronics stores are infamous for keeping fake Apple products…

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Richest 1% Own 82% Of World’s Wealth, 3 Americans Hold More Wealth Than Bottom 50%

Inequality is worse than ever. According to a new study by Oxfam, the richest 1% received 82% of world’s wealth created in 2017, while nothing went to the poorest half (3.7 billion) of the world’s population.

Coinciding with the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Oxfam’ report shows that economic rewards were increasingly concentrated at the top of society. Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam’s executive director, told Reuters:

“The report reveals how our economies are rewarding wealth rather than the hard work of millions of people. The few at the top get richer and richer and the millions at the bottom are trapped in poverty wages.”

The report also found that three richest Americans now own the same amount as the bottom half of America’s population. While billionaire wealth rose by 13% a year from 2006-2015, ordinary workers saw their incomes rise by an average of 2% a year, it discovered.

While the number of people living in extreme poverty halved between 1990 and 2010, the average annual income of the poorest 10% rose by less than $3-a-year in the past quarter of a century, a increase in individuals’ income of less than one cent a year, the report said.

The number of people living in extreme poverty has halved between 1990 and 2010, but according to Oxfam, “had inequality within countries not grown during that period, an extra 200 million people would have escaped poverty.”

“Between 2006 and 2015, ordinary workers saw their incomes rise by an average of just 2% a year, while billionaire wealth rose by nearly 13% a year — almost six times faster,” Oxfam revealed.

The global charity, which says its report has been mocked by a ‘few’ for being ‘ideologically motivated’, is calling for an end to the era of tax havens “which is fuelling economic inequality and preventing hundreds of millions of people lifting themselves out of poverty”:

“It is simply unacceptable that the poorest half of the world’s population owns no more than a few dozen super-rich people who could fit onto one bus. World leaders’ concerns about the escalating inequality crisis have so far not translated into concrete action – the world has become a much more unequal place and the trend is accelerating.

As much as 30% of all African financial wealth is estimated to be held offshore, costing an estimated $14 billion in lost tax revenues every year. Getting hold of the proper level of taxes will be vital if world leaders are to meet their goal, set last September, of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030.”

 

6 Natural Blood Thinners And How To Prevent Blood Clots

Proper blood flow through the body is essential for every organ. The heart needs sufficient blood flow in order to keep beating. The brain needs sufficient blood flow so oxygen can flow through it. But if there is a clot in the bloodstream, it can build up and cause different kinds of issues. Take the aorta artery for example; it distributes oxygenated blood throughout the entire body. If this artery becomes clogged, it could be fatal, especially if it bursts. With that said, there are certain types of blood thinners that can be taken to prevent blood clots.

In most cases, a blood clot is created during an injury to stop excess bleeding from occurring. The body usually dissolves the blood clot once the injury is fully healed. However, if a blood clot forms inside the arteries or veins without a sustained injury, the body may not be able to dissolve it. Because of this, people often experience a stroke. This is why blood thinners are that much more essential.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130,000 Americans parish each year from a stroke. The CDC also states that every 40 seconds someone in the United States is having a stroke. Each year, there are about 795,000 cases of strokes, and to make matters worse, it’s the leading cause of long-term disability.

Before I get into the types of blood thinners, I want to further discuss blood clots. Let’s start with the arterial clot. I have already mentioned that blood clots can develop in the arteries. They can block blood and oxygen from reaching certain organs. These types of clots will often form in the hands and feet. But in more severe cases, they can also develop in the brain, causing a stroke.

I have a personal story to share regarding blood clots. Two years ago, my brother was involved in a motorcycle accident. It sent him 60 feet through the air where he landed harshly on the asphalt, breaking almost every bone in his body. As horrifying as it sounds, that wasn’t the main concern. What was a major concern is that he had a blood clot in his aorta. If the blood clot was to burst, he would bleed internally and would be dead within minutes. So as you can see, if a blood clot bursts, it can also cause damage as well. I am happy to say that he had an emergency bypass surgery which was successful, and he is making a full recovery.

The easiest way to determine if you have a blood clot is to get it checked out. But you need to look out for certain symptoms. If you experience cold hands or feet, loss of color in the affected area, muscle pain, or weakness in a certain area, you should make an appointment with your doctor.

There are risk factors that contribute to blood clots. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, suffer from diabetes or are addicted to smoking, they all increase the risk of you developing blood clots.

Another type of blood clot is the venous blood clot. This is when these clots form in the veins and tend to develop very slowly. Venous clots are more prone to development after trauma or surgery. There are three types of clots that can form in your veins. The first one is a pulmonary embolism (this clot can travel to the lungs and cause death). The second type of clot is deep vein thrombosis (usually occurs in the lower pelvis, leg or thigh). The last type of clot is superficial venous thrombosis (occurs in the veins closest to the skin and can cause severe pain). If you experience inflamed skin, reddened skin near your vein or a vein that has become too painful to touch, you may be suffering from a venous blood clot.

Preventing A Blood Clot: The first key to preventing a blood clot is to ensure that you have a healthy diet. Trying to avoid consuming foods that are GMO, processed or contain artificial additives and sweeteners is a good start. Living an active lifestyle is another helpful tip. The more active you are, the easier it will be for your blood to flow through your body. If you become lazy, your blood flow can begin to slow down and you’ll be at risk of developing a blood clot. If you’re a smoker, you already know that it increases the risk of lung cancer, heart attacks, and strokes. As you know, strokes are caused by blood clots that cause a blockage in oxygenated blood flow to the brain.

We have finally gotten to the section where I will give you a list of the best blood thinners to take. Let’s start with vitamin E. Vitamin E helps prevent oxidation. Oxidation is when free radicals are produced which can damage or stress cells in the body and cannot be removed. The best sources of vitamin E are broccoli, kiwi, almonds, and avocados. Another beneficial blood thinner is omega-3 fatty acids. They help decrease blood platelet activity. The best sources for omega-3s are pumpkin seeds, fish, and walnuts. Using natural antibiotics such as onions, garlic, and olive oil can also thin the blood. A study published in the Pub Med Journal states that natural antibiotics can also prevent thrombosis.

If you have never heard of gingko, you might want to include it in your diet. It helps reduce fibrin, which is a protein that is essential for helping blood clots form. When a blood clot is formed, it’s because the platelets become clumped. By consuming ginger, bilberry, and turmeric, it reduces the chances of this occurring. The last blood thinner that you should consume is vitamin C. It’s no secret that vitamin C has massive health benefits. But I bet you didn’t know one of those benefits was maintaining proper vascular health.