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Sunburn

Posted on May 23, 2011 under Things to avoid | No Comment

Unfortunatley sunburn is a major problem during the summertime.Too many adult and children don’t realize that they are burnt until after they get out of the sun. So if you are one of those unfortunate ones¬†¬† than I have a natural cure for you. Even though you or a loved one has a burn this remedy will feel extremely cold to them. My sister Nancy almost hit me when I applied this to her so be careful!!!

Mix one or two egg whites depending on the amount of area to be covered with 2-3 tbsps of apple cider vinegar. Apply to sunburned area and leave on for at least 15 minutes. This mixture will draw the heat out of the skin and bring you relief. Hope this helps. Talk to you soon.

Weeds

Posted on Apr 02, 2011 under Things to avoid | No Comment


Did you know that certain weeds are poisonous? Even branches from a palm tree can cause severe skin conditions. If you pull weeds in your yard, make sure that you wear long sleeves and gloves. The skin rash can be severe and last 3 weeks or longer and you may have an allergic reaction,causing swelling also. Please use preventative measures and also wash your hands with soap and water after you finish.
And if you have pets you can also get the poison from their fur if you have plants and weeds that they come in contact with. Be careful and have an awesome spring.

Poison Ivy,Oak,Sumac

Posted on Mar 12, 2011 under Things to avoid | 1 Comment

Leaves of three, let them be!

I was so excited when I saw some of the perennials starting to grow. I watered them every day. The joke was on me. It was poison oak.
I saw a little rash on my forearm and everyday it got a little worse.
Once I realized what it was I tried the traditional Calamine lotion. Don’t waste your money. Besides the mess and staining my shirt it did not stop the itch at all.
So what did work. Organic Braggs apple cider vinegar and baking soda.Mix the two together. After it foams apply with a damp wash cloth and scrub ligthly. The minor discomfort will be worth it. You want to break up the little bumps filled with the poison to stop it from spreading . It spreads to other body parts easily. Rinse with warm water. It might sting a little. The itching will be relieved immediatley and for at least 8-12 hours. Repeat twice a day and you will see it start to dry up and heal within 24 hours. This is the greatest home remedy.Make sure to wear long sleeves or pajamas depending on where you have it so you don’t spread it…

Salmonella

Posted on Mar 04, 2011 under Things to avoid | No Comment

.I recently read an article about how many people contract salmonella from pet food. The center for disease control recommends not letting children under five come in contact with pet food. You should wash your hands after feeding your pet and wash the pet food and water dishes daily! If you wash them in the kitchen sink then you should sanitize the sink after with some type of disinfectant like lysol. Most inportant, avoid feeding your pet in the kitchen…..Something to think about. Not only can the food contain salmonella, but the pet can also shed the bacteria for up to 3 months after eating it

Smoking

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 under Things to avoid | No Comment


Teenagers think smoling makes you look cool, how wrong. After seeing the Bodies exhibit in Las Vegas and viewing the lungs of someone that smoked, I can tell you it’s not cool. The smokers that viewed the exhibit all dumped their cigarettes in the box provided and there were a lot of discarded packs.
I’ve seen so many people on oxygen and I know when I have a cold or bronchititus and can not breath properly that it is the most uncomfortable and scary thing you can experience.
Breathing is the most important part of our health without the ability to breath your DEAD.

If you have the opportunity to see The Bodies Exhibit and take your teen who thinks smoking is cool I would highly recommend it. It opened my eyes to a lot more things.

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