Healthy Hints To Lower Cholesterol

Manufacturers constantly sneak extra fat, sugar, and sodium into our food. But we can be just as sneaky in order to protect our heart. Just make room in your diet for flaxseed and nuts, two tiny but powerful weapons against high cholesterol.


Glandular Body Types

Everyone is shaped a little differently. There are groups of similar shapes in certain people – long ones, tall ones, short ones, big ones. Usually a practitioner will classify a persons body into particular types and then adhere to that type’s best supplements and diet. One of the common systems used for this is the glandular system.

Cellulite Relieving Bath Salts

Then take a ‘skinny bath” in these salts that have been found to help relieve cellulite. Follow up the bath with an application of the oils blended in ½ ounce base oil to a particular area(s) where cellulite is a problem. Cypress oil is a good addition to this mixture.

Garlic Cough Syrup

Pour the honey into a blender. Add the garlic cloves, lemon juice, sage leaf, and lemon peel. Blend on high speed until smooth. Let the blend steep for several days away from heat. Squeeze out the liquid. Filter and bottle it for use up to one week. If you plan on storing it longer, keep in the refrigerator.

Uses For Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) should be taken between meals. If irritating to the digestive tract, it may be taken with meals or in powder form (capsule). Dosages are given for a person approximately 150 lbs; adjust dosage according to weight.

All About The Sun

Light to moderate exposure to the sun makes us feel goo, it helps the body manufacture vitamin D, gives us energy after a long, cold winter, it warms the soul, and leaves a rosy-golden glow upon the skin. On the flipside, overexposure dries out our skin, causes wrinkles, blotchiness, and premature aging, and leads to skin cancer. 10 – 20 minutes of sun exposure each day, (without sun screen), before 10:30 AM and after 4:30 PM, is good for our physical health as well as our emotional well-being. However, if you’re going to be in the sun for a longer period of time apply a good sunscreen. This is especially important if your on a beach. Water and sand can reflect the sun’s rays further enhancing its effect. Always wear at least a SPF-15 sunscreen but you may need more depending on your skin type. The best non-chemical, highly effective sunscreens are the new titanium dioxide-based sunscreens. They can be used by all skin skin types, even sensitive, and are relatively sweat and swim proof.

Purify Indoor Air With Plants

Common houseplants such as aloe vera, philodendron, spider plant, ficus, English ivy, peace lily, and schefflera are a pleasing way to purify the air. They remove a variety of pollutants, including benzene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde from the air.

Vegetable Broth

This broth is universal. Dishes are greatly improved by using a broth instead of water, it gives quick dishes the ‘cooked all day’ flavor. It can be used as a base for soups, gravies, rice dishes, casseroles, etc. It is convenient to make it up and freeze it in batches for later use.

Make this broth your own by adding ingredients or substituting ingredients. These also make a tasty broth: leeks, onions, carrots, tomatoes, or garlic. Experiment with herbs: parsley, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves, dried basil, or sage.

Chromium’s Role In Weight Loss

Chromium directly affects the insulin activity of brain cells which directly impacts appetite control, the increase of lean body muscle and fat burning.

Herbal Facial Steam To Restore pH Balance

This facial steam is particularly good for you if you wear makeup daily or use soap to cleanse your skin. Most makeup and soap leave an alkaline residue on your skin which leaves it wide open for bacterial infection, pimples, and patchy dryness. Your skin is naturally a bit on the acid side with a pH of around 5.5. The vinegar in this steam helps restore your skin’s proper pH balance.