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Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms

This is interesting for me as I have just started taking Reishi mushroom powder in tea form. Reason –   I have been having trouble with a mild form of Vertigo which I find very debilitating and frustrating as I have it for weeks at a time.  I have been taking it now  for a week now first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before I head off to the gym. Result – so far the vertigo has disappeared after two days. I have to say I have stopped all other vitamins at this time so that I can evaluate the powder. I know that it is said to be a physical problem, with crystals in our inner ear but I believe it could also be a deficiency of sorts as well that can cause the swimming of ones vision and head. 

Will take this powder for two weeks and see how it goes.

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Home Made Ketchup

How easy is this and tastes great too.

Homemade Honey-Based Ketchup!

Homemade Honey-Based Ketchup!

Ingredients:
6 oz can tomato paste
1/4 cup honey (or agave)
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk until smooth.

When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store refrigerated in a covered container.

 

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Ok Girls Get Rid Of That Cellulite For Summer

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I tape Dr Oz every day of the week. Sometimes its a little Ho Hum, but today, very informative I thought. It was a subject dear to my thighs and ass, especially for those of us that venture to the beach or to the pool in our swimmers, be it a one piece or bikini.

Cellulite reduction therapies that you can do at home. (He had the real life photo’s to prove it).

The first one.

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Seaweed concoction:

1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup sea salt (coarse stuff)
1/2 cup seaweed powder (I am sure you can get this at a drug store or health food shop)

Stir the mixture which becomes a green color.
Rub this on the areas most needed, morning or night or both. I would use one of those rough hand gloves you get for the shower. Leave it on for a minute or so then shower it off.
Apparently it is a little messy but worth it, so in the shower or bath area is probably a good idea.

Option No two.

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Pineapple

1/2 a cup three times a day. Suggested ways:

1. Cottage cheese, pineapple and cinnamon for breakfast

2. Cucumber, pineapple, sprinkle with lemon and chili powder maybe for lunch.

3. Tuna, pineapple, onion as a snack.

They also suggested you could take a supplement called Bromelain. Bromelain is an extract derived from the stems of pineapples.
So if you can’t handle all that pineapple you could use the supplement.

Go Get it Girls

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4 More Clever Tips

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.

Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!

Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

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Choose Healthier Laundry Detergent! – Go Green

What Is In Your Laundry Powder??

When you are in the Laundry detergent aisle at the supermarket, you are confronted with so many choices, it is so overwhelming. It is a marketers dream there is so many colors, sizes,bottles, packages, all advocating that they are the best, make your clothes the cleanest and smell better than any other.

This in itself should make you a little suspicious and frustrated, about what they are really selling. What ingredients are in those boxes? You can be sure that if it advocates that it is going to give you the whitest, brightest, wash it has ingredients in that box that is probably not that healthy for you. Remember the marketers spend millions on finding the colors for the packaging that attracts you, the customer, the most. Do you the customer prefer plastic bottles, cardboard, or plastic type bags. Do you prefer certain fragrances, color of the powder or liquid. Do you prefer powder or liquid etc, it goes on and on.

In my opinion and I am sure the opinion of a lot of people the detergents we wash with that contain ingredients such as enzymes, could be the cause of many health problems like: skin rashes, allergies, lung problems, scalp irritations, eczema, dermatitis not to mention what it does to our waterways.

A TerraChoice survey of 5,000 household products in the USA and Canada found more than 95 percent were guilty of “Greenwashing” – making false, vague or unproven claims. For example phosphates receive negative publicity so they replace it with another chemical that is equally toxic but of course not as well-known.

Many countries and New Zealand is a fine example of this they have an environmental choice tick (www.enviro-choice.org.nz) which informs you that the product has been assessed for “All Round” greenness. When you purchase these products you know that potentially harmful ingredients are excluded, the manufacturing facility is energy-efficient and the waste is disposed of responsibly.

To be a smarter and a more informed shopper this is what you need to observe when purchasing your laundry detergent. Who knows that rash, or that sneezing or swollen eyes may disappear with better choices.

1. Look for and independent certification on the packaging: A recognized environmental institution giving the product a tick of approval.

2. Check the packaging: Determine if the container is recyclable. Is the ingredient derived from safe sources.

3. Does it have a strong fragrance: If this is the case the chances are it could be causing your allergies and not come from natural healthy sources.

4. Is the box a large box or a in a concentrated form: Often large boxes contain “filler” ingredients and require a large amount each wash. High concentrated detergent may be a better choice as it requires only a small amount for each wash.

5. Check that it is free from nasties if you cannot find a seal of approval on the container.: The example of this is Optical brighteners, enzymes (some times describes as biological) , propylene glycol, sodium tripolyphosphate.

benzisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone. These have been shown to cause skin irritation, intensify allergies, and disrupt ecosystems in waterways.

6. Check for alternatives to detergent powders: Google is a good thing for this. Apparently there such a thing as “Soap Nuts’ which is a fruit of the sapindus mukorossi tree and supposed to have incredible cleaning abilities. Laundry Ball is another alternative and lasts a year. Just pop into each wash.

SOURCE : good.net.nz/greenwashing

So when you are next in the laundry detergent aisle, check it out for a healthier choice.

Because if you don’t do different nothing will change

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