Lemon trees laden with their winter crop, boughs drooping under the weight of many hued lemons: dark green, lighter green becoming suffused with yellow, vibrant yellow bursting with life, then as they go unpicked and overripe a flush of orange seeps into the knobbly fruit. Until I came to South Africa lemons came from a shop: smooth, uniform yellow skins all year round. Now I have learned to appreciate their seasonal bounty, struggling to use up all the fruit in winter, hoarding away the squeezed juice of the excess lemons in the freezer for summer, when the lemons must come from the shop again and are more expensive and less juicy.
Now that there is a better understanding of body genetics, and why people have a tendency to be overweight, here are my tips for fast easy weight loss.
If you want to increase your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids without upping your intake of mercury, you can enjoy salmon, sardines, and anchovies up to two times weekly, in servings of no more than 6 ounces each.
We take breathing for granted, and worst of all, most of us tend to take shallow breaths. Deep, slow breathing does wonders for clearing the mind of stress, boosting energy, digestion, and improving your health. Dr. Bragg wrote a book called Super Power Breathing. One of her exercises states that you lie flat on your back, relax, and slowly inhale through your nose. Place your hands on the lower part of your ribs and feel them expand. When your lungs are filled, purse your lips and slowly blow out the air. Do this exercise 15 times in the morning and again in the evenings to feel revitalised.
You will also find oregano oil in little jars. Regardless of your source, you can cut it up to half with extra virgin olive oil if you find it reacts too strongly with your skin. Olive oil is a very good virus fighting oil. It definitely can help your mending effort.
When treating facial eczema, think calming, you want a treatment that is going to calm the skin on your face. Therefore, unflavored oatmeal along with warm water a just a teaspoon or two of honey, mixed well so that it becomes like a paste can work as a mask on your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Organic oatmeal and raw honey are the best when using this concoction. This is gentle on the skin and can being the healing process; in fact, it is gentle enough to use every day.
Caffeine can cause serious withdrawal symptoms if you have a regular coffee or tea habit. So it’s best to step down your consumption slowly over time. Physicians agree that you can have up to 150mg of caffeine per day throughout your pregnancy. That’s the equivalent of one cup of coffee or two cups of black tea.
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