Everyone knows when you have the flu or are ill in anyway it can be difficult to eat properly. A lot of doctors use to "go to" Gatorade or Powerade to keep your electrolytes in balance. There are a few things that you should try to eat when you are ill:
- coconut water- this will help keep your blood sugar up without all the high fructose corn syrup
- homemade vegetable soup- use fresh ingredients
- oatmeal- try making some plain oatmeal - no sugar
- hard boiled egg whites- just throw out the yolk
- fruit Popsicle- make your own with fresh fruit
- turkey- the lean protein will help your body fight off the illness
- ginger- this is great for calming your stomach
- hot tea- chai tea or green tea is good also chamomile herbal tea
- bananas- great on the stomach
- don't forget plenty of water and plenty of sleep! Follow up your illness with a detoxing bath and diet for a few days
There is a lot of good products that are good for you to use for your skin. There are some good over the counter products that can be used- but there are also many things you can use that are in your own home. I will use this article to focus on your face. Here are a few things that are important regardless of products:
-Changer your pillow case and sheets at least once a week.
-Rinse your face off after doing your hair and using hairspray.
-Wash your face twice a day.
- Take your makeup off every night!
Okay here are the products you can tr
Acne is common for teens and adults. This can be because of hormonal changes and also- even thought there isn't any "solid" evidence, what you eat does affect your skin. For black heads and white heads- I find that one of the best things you can use is baking soda! It is inexpensive and usually in most households. Baking soda is known for the cleaning properties. It is great to help dry up the bacteria on your face- it also is great for healing your face.
Try this: Twice a week, take 1 Tbsp of baking soda and mix it with about 1 Tbsp of water or less of water- just enough to make a past. Spread the paste across your face with a cotton ball- use a qtip to get into the tough places like around your nose and your chin. Let it dry on your face, it might burn a bit. If it burns too much go ahead and wash it off with a wash cloth.
**If you have acne all over your body, take a hot bath and add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1/2 cup of sugar and let yourself soak for about 20 minutes.
Acne scars are common also any other scars on your face. The precious face is not something you want to have scars. Something that is common to use maybe once every week or once every two weeks in a cinnamon mask.
Try this: take 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of almond oil, and 1 tsp water. Mix this together and spread it all over your face, avoiding your eyes. Leave it on as long as you can stand it- this may burn. Then rinse it off with cool water and pat dry.
Dry skin is one of the most common things that people face- especially when the weather changes or when you are sick. Coconut oil is one thing that is good to wash your face with. You can mix some Epsom salts and coconut oil and wash your face really well. It will feel a bit oily- and is possible that you will get a few zits, but keep with it.
**If your whole body is dry- try taking a bath with 1/8 of a cup of olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil.
To maintain a healthy skin balance washing your face with goat's milk soap. It will keep your skin moisturized and also allow your skin to get a lot of nutrients. To maintain healthy looking skin, take a 45 minute bath each week complete with 1 Cup of Epsom Salts, 1/2 Cup Sugar, 1 Tbsp Ground Ginger, and 1/4 Cup of Almond, Coconut, Olive, or Baby Oil.
--There are tons of things I can tell you about your skin! Be sure to maintain a healthy diet- complete with about 8 cups of water, green leafy veggies, and fruits. Stay away from processed foods as much as possible-- and yes that includes donuts! Also exercise is very important.
--Also if you have some combination skin, Healthy by Choice offers organic beauty products! We are on Etsy- just search for healthybychoice :) or click here.
From my previous post, I had a lot of pulp left over. So I figured out another recipe for these muffins.
Here it is!
4 Cups Pulp
1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat bread flour
3/4 Cup Sunflower Oil
1/4 Cup Grape Seed Oil
1 Cup Raw Honey
1 Tsp All Spice
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Cloves
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
I put everything in my standing KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook.
I let it mix on low for about 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Put batter in parchment muffin tins with olive oil sprayed on them.
Cook them for 45 minutes
Take them out and enjoy them.
You can put cream cheese on them, honey on them, or spiced butter! Enjoy them with tea for breakfast.
I don't know about you but I love love love juice! If you get juices at the store, they are not fresh- or as fresh as they could be. Fresh juice
I filled an old tea bottle with this juice and I'm drinking it today and tomorrow. Here is the recipe:
1 inch piece of ginger
-Put all the ingredients through the juicer!
I bought the apples, carrots, and ginger at the farmer's market- all organic. Then I bought the oranges at the local store- they were organic of course. :)
I posted a recipe for this a long time ago, there are all different types for this, but this is my favorite:
Whole Rolled Oats (old fashioned)
1/2 Cup Walnuts
1/2 Cup Pecans
1/2 Cup Almonds
*organic wheat chex cereal
What to do:
1-Take 3 Cups of whole oats, pecans, almonds, and walnuts and put it in the food processor, blend on high for a about 30 seconds.
2- In a sauce pan put 1/3 Cup of honey and 1/2 Cup of molasses, and vanilla bring to a foaming boil
3- Add 1 Cup of whole oats to the mix from the food processor
4- Mix the wet and dry ingredients really well
5- Preheat Oven to 275
6- Line a 9 x 13 cake pan with parchment paper
7- Put the mixture onto the paper and press down hard to be sure everything is stuck together well.
8- Cook for about 60 minutes
9- Let cool
10- Once cool, crumble for granola cereal and cut in bars for granola bars.
enjoy with almond milk :)
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.