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Cucumber Juice for Acne

Cucumber juice is a very effective way to get rid of acne and pimples. You can use it wherever you have acne like your back or scalp. It’s not just for your face.

INSTRUCTIONS
Dark green cucumber
Blender

Peel the cucumber with a peeler or knife to remove the skin. Cut up cucumber and put into a blender. Liquify the cucumber and apply the juice to the acne with a cotton ball. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

An alternative is to drink four cups of cucumber juice daily for a week. This will purify the blood and lymphatic system, resulting in a clearer skin.

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How To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

As you probably have guessed the things that you need to change is your diet, reduce stress, quit smoking and start exercising at least three times a week. For easy recipes CLICK HERE.

SYMPTOMS
To read more about your hormones and what the symptoms are CLICK HERE.

WATER
Your body is estimated to be about 60-70% water, so drinking water is very important for your overall health. Make it a habit to drink AT LEAST 8 glasses a day.

To learn how to avoid dehydration CLICK HERE

FOODS TO AVOID
Fast Food, Frozen dinners, Red meat, Bacon, Beer, Caffeine, Coffee, Sugar, White flour, Gluten, Sausage, Licorice, Artificial sweeteners, Trans fats, Hydrogenated oils and High-fructose corn syrup, Milk chocolate, Soft drinks.

Gluten – Many people are sensitive to gluten and don’t even realize it. The foods that contain gluten are White flour, Wheat, Wheat germ, Wheat grass, Rye, Barley, Bulgur, Couscous, Farina, Graham flour, Kamut, Matzo, Seitan, Semolina, Spelt, Triticale, Oats, Oat bran, Oat fiber.

Meat – if you can’t remove meat from your diet make sure you only eat organic meat. Regular meat has hormones and steroids in it which aggravate your hormones.

Non-organic dairy products – comes from cows treated with BGH (Bovine Growth Hormone) and antibiotics. Both steroids and antibiotics reside in the milk and interfere with the female hormonal system.

Soy – is a goitrogen, which blocks iodine uptake in the body. In women, iodine is stored in the thyroid gland, the breasts and the ovaries. Iodine deficiency causes thyroid disorders (including goiters, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer), cysts in the breasts and ovaries, and breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

FOODS TO EAT
Eggs, Flaxseed, Garlic, Wild caught fish, Shellfish, Organic hormone-free/steroid-free chicken, Pumpkin seeds, Fruit, Sunflower seeds, Vegatables including leafy green vegetables, Dark chocolate and Walnuts.

Eating plenty water rich foods is important. It helps hydrate you when you don’t drink enough water.

EXERCISE
Naturally clearing up a hormonal imbalance begins with some sort of exercise program. Even if you are short of time you can always do something as simple as taking a walk in the morning or in the evening. It is best to exercise a minimum of three times a week in order to see results.

REDUCE STRESS
Yoga, Tai Chi, Ultrabath, aromatherapy, hypnosis and guided meditation, or other types of calming exercises and deep relaxation techniques help reduce stress.

SUPPLEMENTS
Take your multi-vitamins every day. Check the label and make sure it is free of GMOs, yeast, wheat, gluten, preservatives and animal products.

100% organic, raw Peruvian maca powder – Increases energy, endurance and stamina in your body. Increases your muscular strength. Increases sexual strength as well and it acts as an aphrodisiac. Helps the body to regulate hormonal processes.

 

UltraBath

BENEFITS

  • Relaxes the nervous system, lowers inflammation and lowers cortisol, which promotes weight-loss.
  • Enhanced sleep through the effects of the hot bath and magnesium in the epsom salts.
  • Alkalinization of your body which promotes an ideal pH for healing, detoxification, and optimal cellular function.
  • Increased circulation, lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Increased sweating and elmination of toxins.

INSTRUCTIONS
2 cups epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
10 drops of lavender oil

Add ingredients to bath water as hot as you can tolerate.
Take a 20-minute UltraBath just before bed every night. Doing this removes toxins from your body.

For extra-powerful detoxification wrap yourself in towels immediately after the bath, get in bed under the covers and sweat more for 20 minutes, then remove towels and go to sleep.

You can also take a sauna or steam-bath for up to 30 minutes per day if it’s available to you.

by Mark Hyman, M.D.

 
 

Skin Softening Bath

1/4 cup honey
1 cup milk

Mix ingredients together. Fill bathtub with warm water. While bathtub is filling up, pour in the mixture.
After you are finished with your bath dry yourself off and apply your favorite moisturizer.

 

Hand/Foot Creme

1 ripe banana
4 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of lemon juice (squeezed from a lemon)
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel

Mix all ingredients together until they form a cream. Blender works best.

FOR HANDS
Apply mixture to hands and put on cotton gloves. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning.

FOR FEET
Apply mixture to feet and put on cotton socks. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning.

 

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

1 cup brown sugar
1 orange
2 tablespoons vitamin E oil

  1. Mix brown sugar with vitamin E oil in a bowl. Squeeze juice of orange into bowl and mix all together.
  2. Wet skin in shower.
  3. Take a handful of mixture and scrub in a gentle circular motion. Don’t forget elbows, feet and knees.
  4. Rinse off.
  5. Dry skin and apply a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower.
 

Sea Salt Body Scrub

1 cup sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup virgin unrefined coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil

Mix all ingredients together.
Wet skin in the shower and then gently rub mixture all over your body to slough off dry skin. Don’t forget elbows, feet and knees.
Rinse with warm water. Dry skin and apply your favorite moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower.

 
 
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