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Vacation From Blog

I’ll be taking a little vacation from the blog for a few weeks. My father-in-law isn’t doing so well and we’d like to spend some quality time with him. Keep up the good work on your healthy changes and I’ll be back before you know it.  Alexa

Premenstrual Syndrome Essential Oils

Use the synergistic blends in your bath and as a body oil. To add to your bath – mix the essential oils and then drop 7-9 drops into bath water after bath water has been drawn.

7 Possible Symptoms Of Drug Involvement And What To Look For

Physical Symptoms

Intoxication, slurred speech, unsteady walk, relaxation, relaxed inhibitions, impaired coordination, slowed reflexes

Look For

Smell of alcohol on clothes or breath, intoxicated behavior, hangover, glazed eyes

Dangers

Addiction, accidents due to impaired ability and judgment, overdose when mixed with other depressants, heart and liver damage

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Heat oils in saucepan. Stir in flour. Whisk 1-2 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat. Add heated liquid and stir briskly until smooth. Return to heat. Add miso. Bring almost to a boil. Turn down to low heat and simmer until thickened. Yields about 1 cup.

Food For The Road

Travel with plenty of water. The air conditioning in the cars and plane cabins is really dehydrating. Bring plenty of water for you (and your kids) to drink along the way.

Understanding B Vitamins: What Happened To B4, B8, B10, and B11

Thiamin kept the B1 name. B2 was already taken, so niacin got B3. As vitamin research continued, scientists found a number of substances they thought at first were new B vitamins. Some turned out to be the same B’s that had already been discovered, while others turned out not to be vitamins at all.

Gas Pain

There are times when overindulgence, eating foods that don’t agree with us, or other factors that cause us to have gas pain. The easiest thing to do is reach for allspice in the cupboard.

Glaucoma Finally Explained

Having glaucoma means that the fibers of your optic nerve are beginning to die off, most likely due to excessive fluid pressure inside your eye. This problem, called intraocular pressure (IOP), is caused by a watery fluid (aqueous humor), which normally fills your eyeball and produces IOP in the same way

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is, of course, the most common of baby problems and although thought of as a minor inconvenience it is actually very painful for the baby and worrying for the mother. Essential oils provide an easy solution to the problem. There are actually two combinations that work equally well – make your choice according to which oils you happen to have in the home:

Essential Fiber: One Reason Not To Refine Foods

What product doesn’t stimulate insulin production? All unrefined complex carbohydrates (whole, unprocessed plant food). Fiber in complex carbohydrates has been found to moderate and even correct insulin levels in the bloodstream. Eating an orange with a certain amount of fruit sugar in it causes less of a rise in insulin levels than consuming the same amount of fruit sugar in orange juice.

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