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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Random Food Facts of the Day 10.25.11

  • 68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air!
  • A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
  • Apple seeds are poisonous!
  • Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream.
  • On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Random Pics of the Day 10.24.11

These are the Cutest animals ever!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

How to make Natural Beauty and Hair care Products


This method of extracting the properties is like brewing tea.  It's best for flowers, leaves and stems.  Boil the water first.  Turn off the heat.  Add your herb, cover with the lid.  Let it steep for about 10 minutes.  Never use metal, use a glass or enamel pan with a tight-fitting lid.  Use about a pint of water to every ounce of herb.  Strain, use liquid.

If you have a juicer, you already know how to do this method.  By pressing the plant parts with either a manual or electric juicer, adding a small amount of water and then pressing again, you will be using 100% of the plant parts, and keeping the full activity of the ingredients.  You must use the juice immediately after juicing for the healthiest results.

Using a mortar and pestle, grind dried plant parts into a powder which can be mixed into a liquid base or poured into capsules for ingesting.

(This information was gathered here. The author is Sharon Hougton)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

How does Vitamin A, AHAs and Retinoids prevent Wrinkles?

Did you know that? 
  • Vitamin A can help diminish the depth of wrinkles.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs or 'fruit acids') improve the skin's appearance by speeding up the shedding of old, dead cells from the skin surface.
  • Retinoids are chemicals that make the skin produce new cells more quickly, making it thicker and more compact.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Random Money Facts of the Day

Random Facts of the Day 
These facts are all about MONEY!!

  • Approximately 80% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
  • The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
  • Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
  • Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
  • There are 119 ridges around the outside of a U.S. quarter, 118 around the outside of a U.S. dime, and 150 around the outside of a U.S Kennedy half dollar.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Random Beauty Facts of the Day

  • According to Harris Interactive, 70% of men and 57% of women shower daily.
  • The average bra size today is 36C. Ten years ago it was 34B. 
  • (Maybe this should be a health fact, just saying!)
  • One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye.
  • City dwellers have longer, thicker, denser nose hairs than country folks do.
  • A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Random Food Facts of the Day

  • Grape explode when you put them in the microwave.
  • In South Africa, termites and ants are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like popcorn.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
  • Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world’s food supply each year.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Monday, October 17, 2011

How does Grape seed Extract benefit the body?

Grape seed extract contains a high amount of antioxidants.
It can help to:
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Help you maintain a healthy body weight. 
  • Build up the immune system
  • Maintain youthful skin. It fights discoloration from the sun.
  • Promote blood flow throughout the body.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to live LONGER: 5 Simple Ways

Did you know that? You can live longer:

  • Abstain from the excessive use of tobacco and alcohol
  • Decrease the amount of fat you eat within your diet! Aim for 10-20 percent of fat a day instead of 40%!
  • Exercise for 30 minutes for five days within the week.
  • Sleep for at least 7-8 nights a week.
  • Relax, don't stress out over everything!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What are some natural D.H.T blockers?

Did you know that?
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT is a hormone that is linked to the loss of hair follicles on the scalp.
Here are some herbs that help to lower and stop hair loss attributed to DHT:

  • Saw PalmettoBlocks DHT and has no side effects.  
  • Nettle RootUsing nettle root along with saw palmetto ensures a great reduction in hair loss. It also contains vitamins such as Vitamin A and C which helps to promote healthy hair. It increases blood flow to the scalp when massaged into the scalp, which results in an increased rate of hair growth.
  • Green Tea & Black TeaNot only do these teas block DHT, they contain caffiene which helps to speed up hair growth. It contains hair nourishing properties.
  • Emu OilBlocks DHT. Also massaging the scalp with it, helps to stimulate hair growth. 
(These supplements (except Emu Oil) can be found in pill form and in many beauty products!)

Click here for a post about increasing hair growth 
Click here for hair growth scalp massage recipe

Enjoy :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

How to save money when buying groceries

Did you Know That? You can still save money at the supermarket in these hard times :

  • Clip coupons and organize them according to their expiration date! Only clip coupons for items that you are interested in purchasing.
  • Look out for "mail in rebate" offers. Basically, you purchase an item for the full retail price within a store. Mail the receipt and UPC symbol for a full refund.
  • Buy GENERIC brands! Usually they contain the same ingredients as brand name items. If you are spending extra money for organic or all-natural ingredients its not worth it!
  • Use a shopping list to keep track of what you need to buy and stick to the list!
  • Only buy things that you will use! If you have purchased something in the past that has not been used, or partially used! DO NOT repurchase!
  • Grow a garden, for fresh fruits and vegetables! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Which Vitamins and Herbs relieve Dermatitis?

Did you Know that?
Dermatitis is an allergic reaction that manifests itself on the scalp or skin.
Here are some Vitamins that help to bring relief:
  • Vitamin B complex  
  • Vitamine E                                      
  • Vitamine A & D
  • Zinc
Here are some Herbs:
  • Comfrey Root
  • Red Clover                       

  • Myrrh
By mixing Golden Seal, Vitamin E and Honey, you can make a paste to put on the itchy areas of your scalp.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Random Beauty Facts of the Day

  • Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops
  • The Giant African cricket likes eating human hair
  • The ancient Egyptians used copper and lead ore to create the world's first cosmetics
  • The average person grows up to 6 feet of nose hair
  • The origin of the word cosmetics comes from the Latin word Cosmetae, which was used to describe the slaves during Roman times whose function was to bathe affluent Romans in perfume
  • In Pre-Colonial Peru, the Incas washed their children's hair with urine to fight against head lice

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