Friday, April 27, 2012

Natural Nutrition Therapy for Your Skin

I've had the world's worst skin for over a decade now. I've actually gotten somewhat used to the breakouts and the oily and the bleeding sores that turn into scars. It was my "new normal." I was sued to wearing my hair just long enough to cover those annoying welts on my jawline. I could have bought stock in cover-up and made a fortune.

But this morning, as I looked in the mirror I realized that my skin was looking pretty darned good. In fact, I nearly rear-ended some dude because I was analyzing my skin in the rear view mirror, looking everywhere for the usual acne bumps and ugly skin.

What had I done differently, you may be asking? I switched my ENTIRE skin care regiment to Shaklee's Enfuselle. I had tried bits and pieces of the system before, but never the whole thing at the same time. Let me tell you - what a difference it made using all of the pieces. My skin is nearly clear, smooth, glowing. I feel pretty for the first time in as long as I can remember.

Yes - the system looks pricey. I'll tell you, my products last a VERY LONG TIME! I only have to order some of them 1-2 times a year. And as far as I'm concerned, there is no price tag on feeling confident.

Here are the details:

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  • The same nutrients that help keep you healthy on the inside also play a huge role in how you look on the outside. 50 years of scientific nutrition research has been applied to developing the most advanced therapeutic skincare system around providing you the answer to healthy-looking, beautiful skin.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

WD40 is Toxic - Try Basic H2

I recently came across a Pin on Pinterest highlighting all the wonderful and almost magical uses of WD40. I gasped at the thought of people using such a toxic petroleum based product. I read all of the alleged uses and thought, "Basic H does the same thing without killing you, your children, or your environment." Hence this blog entry. Basic h2 was one of the very first biodegradable non-toxic cleaners (released in 1960) and was also THE first earth day certified cleaner. It cost just pennies a gallon and is so effective for at least 1000 different uses. So here you go "pinners" pin this - not that!

1. Protects silver from tarnishing. 2. Removes road tar and grime from cars. 3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings. 4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery. 5. Keeps flies off cows. (I love this one!) 6. Restores and cleans chalkboards. 7. Removes lipstick stains. 8. Loosens stubborn zippers. 9. Untangles jewelry chains. 10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. 11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.  AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER USES.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Growing Pains

Your 8-year-old son wakes up crying in the night complaining that his legs are throbbing. You rub them and soothe him as much as you can, but you're uncertain about whether to give him any medication or take him to the doctor.

Sound familiar? Your child is probably experiencing growing pains, a normal occurrence in about 25% to 40% of children. They generally strike during two periods: in early childhood among 3- to 5-year-olds and, later, in 8- to 12-year-olds.

What Causes Them?

No firm evidence shows that the growth of bones causes pain. The most likely causes are the aches and discomforts resulting from the jumping, climbing, and running that active kids do during the day. The pains can occur after a child has had a particularly athletic day.

Signs and Symptoms

Growing pains always concentrate in the muscles, rather than the joints. Most kids report pains in the front of their thighs, in the calves, or behind the knees. Whereas joints affected by more serious diseases are swollen, red, tender, or warm, the joints of kids experiencing growing pains appear normal.

Although growing pains often strike in late afternoon or early evening before bed, pain can sometimes wake a sleeping child. The intensity of the pain varies from child to child, and most kids don't experience the pains every day.

Diagnosing Growing Pains

One symptom that doctors find most helpful in making a diagnosis of growing pains is how the child responds to touch while in pain. Kids who have pain from a serious medical disease don't like to be handled because movement tends to increase the pain. But those with growing pains respond differently — they feel better when they're held, massaged, and cuddled.

Growing pains are what doctors call a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that other conditions should be ruled out before a diagnosis of growing pains is made. A thorough history and physical examination by your doctor can usually accomplish this. In rare instances, blood and X-ray studies may be required before a final diagnosis of growing pains is made.

Helping Your Child

Some things that may help alleviate the pain include:
•massaging the area
•placing a heating pad on the area
•giving ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Never give aspirin to a child under 12 due to its association with Reye syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal disease.)