In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
There comes a time in every person’s life when simple scrambled eggs just aren’t cutting it anymore. Sure, they’re easy and quick and pretty delicious, but we all know eggs have the potential to be so much more. Adding vegetables, m... Read more
Meeting up with friends before the big game or even going over to a neighbor's house (you know, the one with the biggest TV) can be a recipe for a caloric disaster. Between the fried chicken wings and the bags of chips, how are you supposed to ma... Read more
I've been addicted to this low calorie recipe, so I thought I'd share... It's stuffed cabbage in a skillet... No stuffing required, super easy!! Spray a large pot, and put your shredded up cabbage with 1/2 cup of water ...... Read more
I have tried many recipes here on SP and have many left to try in my collections. It is a great resource. The one suggestion I have is the serving amount. It is missing in the vast majority of recipes, the only way to find out is to make it and th... Read more
Does anyone else have the challenge of properly tracking the meals you make?
I'm a pretty decent cook, and rarely use a recipe - or if I do, it's more for guidelines/inspiration than anything. I was taught how to cooked based on how things tast... Read more
Each week I make fresh batches of healthy tuna salad and vegetable soup. I also have lots of fresh fruit, cut vegies and healthy crunchy snacks around. I'm more likely to choose healthy lunch f ood if there is a variety of prepared, easy options ava... Read more
Start your day with a protein-fiber-veggie-fruit smoothie = a great start to healthy eating the rest of the day. It's quick, healthy, and you can drink on the go if you have to. Tip: pre-measure fruits-veggies ahead of time and put in baggies. 210 45... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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