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30 days of health: day 12 - walking for a cause

Sunday, May 19, 2013

There was an invite in one of the groups I belong to on FB. It said there was a walk to raise awareness for CMV. Normally, in all honesty, I would have googled "CMV," made myself "aware" and moved on with my life. This time, I decided to walk. Because walking is good for my health and, in this case, it supports the people around me and what is important to them. So why not walk for a cause whenever you get the chance?
The above pic is of the jogging stroller I just purchased (used) on craigslist for my Mother's Day gift. Yet another reason to get out and support a good cause!

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30 days of health: day 11 - fat effects

Friday, May 17, 2013

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30 days of health: day 10 - skin care

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

3 Worst Things People Do For Their Skin

1. Coffee - The caffeine levels in an average serving of coffee are high enough to act as a diuretic – which actually pulls water from the body and organs, which often results in a few trips to the bathroom. Dry and flaky skin is often a common side effect of dehydration. A simple solution to this would be to match or even double your water consumption to the amounts of coffee you drink.

2. Stress - Stress is linked to high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that breaks down collagen, increases oil production and causes inflammation. What is one of the most common side effect of imbalanced hormones? Breakouts. The best ways to combat stress and sooth and improve your skin are sleep, exercise (sweating is a great way to release toxins in the skin) and meditation.

3. Pollutants/toxins - re aware you become of how and what is going into your body, you’ll realize how much your skin has to work to keep YOU healthy. Pitch in and give your skin’s defenses a break. Avoid any harsh or potent chemicals or lotions, although they are used to aid or cure one ailment, they could be causing more of them indirectly. Pure is best. Always.

Sweet Skin Soother
2 carrot sticks OR 1 peeled orange (improves complexion / glow of skin)
2 cucumbers (very hydrating, high in silicon - a vital mineral for tissue connectivity)
1 lemon – peeled (great for detoxifying and alkalizing )
1 apple (hydrates)
1 inch aloe vera (helps detoxify and maintain elasticity of the skin)

Try this juice for a boost of skin enhancing minerals that will help your skin glow and glisten this summer. This vitamin packed juice is also a perfect way to refresh and relax on a warm afternoon. Revitalize your skin from the inside out!

I have read several articles on the benefits of warm lemon water and lemons as a detox and skin care help.
"Warm water stimulates peristalsis in the digestive tract – the muscle contractions that keep things moving, so to speak. In addition, the vitamins and minerals in lemons may help loosen toxins in the digestive tract. Because lemon is a natural diuretic, it may help flush toxins from the body more rapidly. Lemon juice may also help purge toxins from the blood, for clearer skin." SOURCE:

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SCOJEN 5/15/2013 1:55PM

    We learn something new every day! Love it!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 5/15/2013 11:28AM

    I didn't know you could drink aloe vera?

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30 days of health: day 9 - juice!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I am not on a juice "fast" right now. However, I still love my juice throughout the day. It is, by far, the best way for me to get all my fruits and veggies.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 5/14/2013 11:24AM

    looks yummy!

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30 days of health: day 8 - oil pulling

Sunday, May 12, 2013

(NaturalNews) Oil pulling is said to be a powerful means of maintaining good health as well as an effective cure for a variety of ills. This is an ancient technique, first described in 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic texts. The practice is simple. Soon after waking, before eating or brushing your teeth, swish your mouth with a spoonful of high quality oil in order to "pull" bacteria, parasites and other toxins from your teeth and mucus membranes.

Learn more:

Oil Pulling With Coconut Oil to Transform Your Dental Health

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

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KARYN03 5/25/2013 3:33PM

    Just started it a few weeks ago! Awesome! White teeth, whites in eyes are whiter, skin looks healthier, tons of energy.

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