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Keeping your head clear.

There is a device from India called a Neti pot that is used to cleanse the sinuses. Modern versions can be found in almost any chain drugstore. Imagine a slender bottle that holds 8 oz. of water. You add a packet of salt (comes with the device) to 8 ox. of warm water. Lean over the sink, using t...

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Vitamin D and "Vitamin G"

We all know we need vitamin D and we get it from sunshine. One great place to absorb it is your eyes. Don't stare directly at the sun, but by exposing your eyes to sunlight for 2 minutes you will have exposed your entire blood supply.
Vitamin G???? Not a "true" vitamin, but one that I believe ...

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New Practitioners and Discounts

I love getting facials, but there are expensive. So I watch for announcements of new people starting with a salon or studio. They often offer discounts as a way to get clients. I just got a great 60 minutes facial for $30.

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Grilling Veggies indoors

Those wonderful perforated anodized metal pans or bowls that allow you to grill veggies outdoors can be used in your oven. I set my top shelf slightly below middle of oven, put a cookie sheet covered with foil on the bottom shelf. Using zucchini, onions, green peppers, etc. I used a some salt and ...

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Begin and End your day

Develop a spark streak of beginning and ending each day with a positive thought. It can be something that affirms your particular faith community; it can be thankful for another day to be alive, it can be anything.

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Cutting in 1/2

Dealing with huge portions of healthy food. I ordered an Asian chicken salad with dressing on the side and got a portion big enough for a family dinner. I eyed where the 1/2 way point would be stopped eating and boxed the rest for lunch today!

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Drink and Track

I never forget my 8 glasses of water and I use the nutrition tracker and fitness tracker religiously. I have maintained for over 5 years.

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Yoga for flexibility and serenity

No matter your weight or body type, you can do yoga. A good instructor can help anyone with modifications. Yoga was the first physical activity I ever did that I enjoyed and stayed with.

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100 Calorie Treat

VitaTop makes muffin, muffin tops that are great 100 calorie treats that come in a great flavors. Not cheap, but can buy on-line in bulk and watch for specials.

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Awesome Oatmeal

I have some decaf chai tea bags with no sweetner. I bring 1 1/2 c. water to a boil. Brew the tea strongly. Then cook 1/2 c. of oatmeal (regular, not isntant) in it. I add fruit as I wish and/or some Splenda. Because I am using more liquid than called for it takes a little while longer to coo

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