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Splitting or Cracking Nails- All Natural Solution

egg yolk n olive oil

It’s the time of year when everything is starting to cool down and the dramatic changes in temperatures can cause our nails to get dry and brittle and even split.

Try this all natural recipe to keep your nails healthy and strong all year around.

Mix:

2 eggs yolks
1 teaspoon of olive or avocado oil

Soak nails for 5-10 mins twice a week.

The biotin in the egg yolk and the triglycerides in the olive oil penetrate the nail bed and work to nourish  and strengthen nails.

Enjoy!


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All Natural Make up Remover

coconut olive oil

This is the second blog about how to get your skin care, body care and house cleaners in check to make your body and house healthier. I’ll be talking about really simple ways to make your own skin care products and cleaning products that not only save you money but make your house and body alot healthier and you can customize any one with essential oils to be exactly what you want.
Today, and this one is super simple, we’ll talk about how to make all natural make up remover.

Get out your pen and paper this is a pretty extensive recipe:

* Coconut oil

yup, that’s it. You can also use olive oil but just simply pour 1/2 teaspoon onto a cotton pad and wipe. All natural, no harsh chemicals and also moisturizes and reduces wrinkles. Bonus..and Bonus.

Enjoy.


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Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe

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Asparagus has soo many health properties but can be intimidating for someone who has never attempted to cook it. It is one of those things similar to tofu that when cooked right is absolutely delicious…if not.. well it also makes really good compost. Here is an awesome, fool proof recipe to help introduce aspargus and all it’s health properties into your meal plan.

* Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.

* Absolutely loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium.

* Along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts—is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.

Asparagus Soup Recipe:

* Sauté 1 Tablespoon of garlic in 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.
* Add 6 cups of low-sodium broth
* 2 1/2 Lbs. of asparagus
* 6 cups of califlower
* 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne

Simmer until tender, puree.
6 servings.

Enjoy!!


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12 Foods To Control Diabetes

cinnre So what are the best foods to control diabetes and add to the menu? There are 6 foods that can help balance blood sugar in your body. These are olive oil, cinnamon, green tea, pulses, green vegetables and oats. These common foods that are already in our kitchen help maintaining adequate blood sugar and prevent diabetes complications:

olive
1. Olive oil
Oil lacks carbohydrates, and therefore does not raise blood sugar levels. In addition, it slows the absorption of foods eaten along with the oil. Olive oil is rich Omega 9 and Omega 3 which help maintain the flexibility of blood vessels, allowing good blood flow. Also oil does not increase insulin levels, thus reducing the non-insulin tolerance that exists in many people and causes an increase in blood sugar levels. Find here more information about the great health benefits of olive oil.

cinnamon
2. Cinnamon
Many studies show that consumption of one teaspoon cinnamon (5 mg) to three teaspoons a day has a positive effect on reducing blood glucose levels. It was found that the cinnamon can make your cells more sensitive to insulin. Thus, the cells convert sugar into energy more efficiently and control the amount of sugar level in the blood. Diabetics who received cinnamon extract daily for 40 days experienced lower levels of blood sugar after eating, as well as substantial improvements to the heart health. Read here more about how to use cinnamon as a medicine.

green tea
3. Green tea
Green tea contains the antioxidant EGCG, which helps to maintain the flexibility of blood vessels and stabilizing blood glucose levels. A recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania found that this element reduces blood sugar levels and prevents its sharp rise after a meal consisting mainly carbohydrates. Read here more about the amazing health benefits of green tea.

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4. Pulses
Legumes such as lentils, peas, beans and chickpeas are low in fat and calories and also rich in fiber and protein. Dietary fiber slows the rate of sugar absorption into the blood and reduces the glycemic load. They are a great addition to soups, salads and a variety of other dishes.

green veggies
5. Green vegetables
According to a study published in the British Medical Journal fresh green leaves vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, spinach, Swiss chard and parsley, and other green vegetables (fresh, steamed or frozen) such as celery, cucumber, cauliflower, green beans and kohlrabi contain carbohydrates that release hormones in the gut that reduce appetite. In addition, the researchers found that these vegetables improves insulin sensitivity and thus better regulate blood glucose levels. Eating vegetables like asparagus, garlic and Jerusalem artichoke can help in cases of diabetes and obesity, and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes because vegetables are rich in magnesium and are known as effective antioxidants.

oatmeal
6. Oatmeal
Oats contain a high percentage of fiber, B vitamins (especially B1), vitamin E and antioxidants. The large amount of fiber causes a slower absorption of glucose, and combining antioxidants makes the oatmeal recommended food to stabilize blood sugar levels. Click here to find easy and delicious porridge recipes with oatmeal.

red apple
7. Red Apples
A recent study conducted in Finland found that men who ate the greatest number of apples (and other foods rich in quercetin) had 20% less deaths related to diabetes or heart complications. Other good sources of quercetin are red grapes, tomatoes, onions, green vegetables and berries. You can find easy and nutritious berry recipes in my e-book The Healing The Healing Berry Guide. This e-book will teach you how to transform your health with berries, and is a must for berry lovers.

vitamin c
8. Vitamin C rich foods
Studies show that people with diabetes have lower levels of vitamin C in their body, so rich foods in vitamin C such as berries, citrus fruits, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, kiwifruit, tomatoes, etc are loaded with antioxidants and are an excellent choice.

fish
9. Cold-water fish
Those who suffer from diabetes are twice more likely to suffer also from heart disease. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids found in cold water fish, can help to lower “bad “cholesterol and raise your “good” cholesterol. Seafood is a great source for omega 3, such as: halibut, herring, mackerel, oysters, salmon, sardines, trout, tuna and cod. Vegetables, especially green leafy ones, such as: kale, parsley, mint, Brussle sprouts, spinach and watercress, are rich in ALA, one form of omega-3 fatty acids (although ALA isn’t as powerful as the other omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA). Ground flaxseed is also a good source of omega 3. Read here more about the fantastic health benefits of omega 3.

dark choc
10 . Dark Chocolate
Researchers from Tufts University in Massachusetts found that dark chocolate improves cell sensitivity to insulin and significantly improves the chances of avoiding diabetes. In addition, dark chocolate lowers blood pressure and the amount of “bad” cholesterol in the body, and strengthens the blood vessels.

beef
11 . Grass fed beef
There are other things in beef other than protein, iron and vitamin B. There is an element which is part of the beef fat which is called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). The most abundant source of CLA is beef from grass-fed cows. Experiments have shown that CLA works to correct improper utilization of blood sugar and helps fight cancer and heart disease. In a recent study in Norway scientists have added a few grams of CLA to the daily diet of 180 people. They reported that they lost 9% of their body weight in one year. Make sure that the beed is processed as little as possible, as it contains more CLA. Other food sources of CLA in smaller amounts include milk and eggs.

apple cider
12. Apple Cider vinegar (ACV)
According to webMD website, the effect of ACV on blood sugar levels is one of the best researched and the most promising. Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower glucose levels. For example, a small 2007 study with type 2 diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4%-6%.

In summary, these best foods to control diabetes should be added to your daily menu. You can start the day with oatmeal porridge flavored with cinnamon, eat for lunch grass fed beef with poached green vegetables, drink afternoon green tea alongside a red apple, and in the evening eat lentil soup. At bedtime drink another cup of green tea in order to lower blood sugar levels and calm the digestive system before going to sleep.


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Leeks

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Healthy, delicious, packed with nutrients but what are they and how do I cook them?

When looking to buy leeks at the grocery store and introduce them into your life look for firm stalks and leaves.

To prep, discared the outer green leaves and cut lengthwise. Soak in cold water until all the dirt is gone, then drain. Saute with other veggies in olive oil for a side dish, or slice and use in place of onions for a sweeter, milder taste in soups and salads.

Simple and super healthy!! Enjoy!


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Zucchini Crisps – YUM!!!

zucchini

We are now in appetizer season with holiday parties and family gatherings! These are wonderfully tasty bites of zucchini that we drizzle with olive oil and bake. They taste like they could be fried but aren’t. Be careful though – it’s hard to eat just one!

5 zucchini, cut in ¼ inch slices on a diagonal
2 tablespoons spelt flour or flour of your choice
1 cup bread crumbs
¾ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon granulated onion
Dash pepper
3 tablespoons milk
3 eggs
1/3 cup olive oil

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix liquid ingredients in another bowl, whisk well.
Slice zucchini in a diagonal direction.
Dip slices in egg mixture and let excess drip off, then place in pan holding bread crumbs. Pile extra mixture on top of each slice of zucchini. Press down on zucchini to help the bread crumb mixture stick.
Coat shallow pan or cookie sheet with layer of olive oil, saving some to drizzle on top. Lay slices in the pan and drizzle with more oil.
Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until crispy.
Drain on paper towels after removing from oven.
Serves: 4-6

Total cooking time: 45 minutes

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/zucchini-crispies.html#ixzz2ElFyGzfd


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Natural, Inexpensive Remedy to Fix Split Ends

When you don’t have time for a trim or you’ve been “O.D.ing”with your flat iron try this quick fix for split ends.

Whisk 1 egg yolk, 2 Tbs. of Olive oil and 1 Tbs. of Honey, apply to damp hair, wrap either in a towel or shower cap and leave in for 3o minutes. The honey and olive oil will moisturize and the egg’s lecithin will “seal” the ends.

You’ll be amazed at the results. All for under $1.00 with no chemicals required.

Enjoy!