Do you love flavored water? Well making your own flavored water at home can be a really great way to get tons of vitamins and minerals! Here is one of my personal favorite recipes!
Apple & Clove infused water:
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Hypoglycemia is a form of diabetes where the blood glucose levels go much lower than normal. There are many causes for hypoglycemia, but the most common is type 2 diabetes.
There are many different ways you can handle hypoglycemia. You can go with the conventional methods that your doctor would probably perscribe- taking glucose tablets and getting glucagon injections in server cases, or you can go with holistic treatment.
The most common symptoms are:
The adrenal glads, pancreas, and liver are very important in treating hypoglycemia. you want to take in the proper vitamins and minerals to support these as well. Take licorice root, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Take magnesium and selenium for the pancreas and take vitamin B-complex and DHA for the liver.
How we treat hypoglycemia holistically is to eat 4-5 small meals a day and 1 serving of caffine a day- such as one cup of coffee or tea. I recommend that you stay away from processed foods. Eliminate instant foods from your diet like instant rice and instant potatoes. Do your best to keep alcohol to a minimum as well, the occasional drink is just fine. Don't skip meals! Even if you are trying to lose weight- do not skip a meal. This is a very important part of caring for yourself. Also try to not eat late at night, set a time for yourself to end eating for the night. A common time is between 6 and 8pm. Include protein in your lunch and dinner. Add a glass of milk or chicken to your lunch or dinner. Exercise is also very important when controlling hypoglycemia, it is important for many other reasons, but especially when dealing with hypoglycemia.
Here are some supplements that may help with learning to live with hypoglycemia:
Also keep certain foods around that will help you if your blood sugar starts to get low such as raw nuts, fruit, vegetables, and fresh juices.
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!
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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.
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.