Foods to Manage or Help Prevent Common Ailments

Constipation - whole grains, legumes, apricots, raw nuts/seeds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, cabbage, garlic, carrots, kale, plums, prunes and figs


Regular use of nutmeg

Regular use of nutmeg as a seasoning stimulates the cardiovascular system, promotes concentration, acts as an expectorant, reduces joint inflammation and helps the liver remove toxins. It also has a warming effect on the digestive system, reduces indigestion, nausea and vomiting and calms diarrhea. For joint inflammation: Regular nutmeg consumption can relieve joint pain and gout. Put 5-6 drops in 1 tbsp. of honey. Add to a cup of warm milk and sip throughout the day.


Whole-wheat Flour Mask

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is sensitive to external factors, such as uv rays, dirt and cold weather, as well as emotional influences like stress. These conditions have adverse effects on the skin. However, most problems can be prevented with proper maintenance. The skin produces millions of new cells each day, completely regenerating itself within 30-40 days. Around the age of 35, the skin's natural rejuvenating processes begin to slow, at which point a facial mask can be extremely beneficial. Before applying a mask, cleanse the skin with witch hazel. To apply a mask properly, begin at the chin then move up to the cheeks and forehead. Apply the mask to the nose next. Lastly, spread the mask on the throat, moving from bottom to top. Treat yourself to a facial mask once or twice each week, using fresh, organic ingredients when possible.