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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bad Food, Bad Breath

Oral B.O.? Check what's on your menu. Food is  the culprit in 90% of all cases of halitosis.  Besides garlic and onion and fatty food like butter, all refined carbohydrates (specially sticky ones) , especially sugar, increase odor-causing bacteria in your mouth. Switch to protein rich snacks which increase saliva, especially foods high in vitamins C ad A and the bioflavonoids to strengthen gum tissue.  Have cubes of aged cheese for dessert rather than cake and cookies.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Splish Non-Dairy Splash

There are 11 grams of unhealthy fat in a milkshake (as much as a lean lambchop) ! A better way to get your juices flowing without milk fat?  Make a MILK-FREE FRUITSHAKE: Combine 1 cup each : grapefruit juice and ripe strawberries plus 1 cup coconut or almond milk, dash of honey or agave nectar , a few ice cubes.  Pop in blender and buzz til frothy.Two big low calorie low fat high antioxidant servings.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Do the Mashed Potato

Spuds are a nutritional goldmine. Rich in energizing complex carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin C and fiber for blood sugar and blood pressure control, they also supply protein, iron an vitamin B.  They're even good cosmetically.  Try this old-fashioned formula for keeping hands soft and white.  Boil potatoes util soft and mash with a little milk or yogurt until thick and creamy. Add a few drops of glycerin. Coat hands and massage daily. Formula keeps three days refrigerated.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Currying Favor with Falling Hair

Need a hair helper for a crowning glory that's thinning? Try supplements of 800 to 1500 mg of turmeric daily, The active ingredient in curry, turmeric contains curcuminoids that fight inflammation in the body, one of the major causes of hair growth slow-down.  Also watch your sleep patterns and your stress levels. A little horsetail tea three times a day providing the hair-nourishing mineral silicon can also help.