Archive for May, 2010

How to Raise Your Metabolism Naturally

Capsaicin, the primary ingredient in cayenne pepper (also the ingredient that gives peppers their trademark heat), works as a topical pain reliever, but it is also known as a metabolism booster and digestive aid. Cayenne pepper can provide that extra boost to your body’s metabolism. Garcenia Cambodia contains hydroxyl citric acid similar to the citric

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Herbs That Treat Cellulite

Chickweed breaks down fat in the body and arteries. Dandelion leaves prompt the release of enzymes that break down carbohydrates, so our bodies are less likely to store them as fat. Drink three cups of herbal tea a day or take in pill form. Fennell contains sodium phosphate which splits the acids such as fatty

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Heal Yourself the Natural Way !

Heal Yourself the Natural Way ! Worried about prescription medication– or worse- undergoing surgery.  People are seeking alternative remedies for their health woes.  They are discovering gentler,  cheaper, cures that work-without side effects. Did You Know? Almost 40% of Americans are using some form of alternative medicine to heal themselves! The most popular remedies !

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How to Banish Blemishes with Honeysuckle

Is this the most beautiful  flower and it gives back beauty to us.  Thank you mother nature. These wonderful fragrant little flowers can clear skin thanks  to an alkaloid called berberine which kills bacteria behind the skins breakouts.  There is an  ingredient in the blossoms, it is known as salicylic acid, the active ingredient in

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How to Calm a Sunburn with Marigolds

Marigolds calms sunburns! These bright colored blossoms,  also known as calendula have proven pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe sunburned skin.  Marigolds contain  caffeic acid, which enhances the overall health and elasticity of the skin.  Put a fistful of fresh blossoms in a jar, fill with virgin olive oil and let sit for two weeks. 

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Chamomile Smooths Wrinkles

  It’s no wonder these tiny daisy -like blossoms are found in so many skin care products.  A compound in chamomile , alpha bisobolol, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle.  To improve the tone and texture of your skin, steep 1 tsp. fresh or dried blossoms in a cup of hot water for

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Charcoal Face Mask

  2 tsp. distilled water 2 tsp powered activated charcoal [5-6 capsules]. 2 to 3  drops  of your favorite essential oil {tea tree, chamomile, lavender] 1. Stir the water into the charcoal until it forms a paste, then stir in the tree tree oil. The mask is very dark : the results are worth it. 2. After

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How to Have Younger Looking Skin Without Spending a Fortune

  Everyone wants a glowing gorgeous complexion- and now you can have it without spending thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery. Affordable Skin Treatments Microdermabrasion This procedure uses crystals to exfoliate the top layer of skin, revealing fresh, radiant skin cells underneath.  Even just going once a year can refresh your face.  To achieve  the

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Plants for Dry Eyes

  Plants for Dry Eyes At your office put a plant on your desk. Low humidity, and especially cold winter air can speed the evaporation of tears by up to 99 percent, say researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas. This leaves the eye’s surface vulnerable to airborne irritants such as

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Violets soothes rashes!

Got an itchy rash ?  Violets to the rescue!  They’re packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that fight inflammation and nourish the skin.  To use, crush 1/2 cup of fresh flowers and leaves, add to warm bathwater and soak for 20 minutes.

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