To stimulate blood circulation, reduce inflammation and fight acne, apply some ginger tea to your skin. You see, ginger contains an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties and also acts as a vasodilator. Make some ginger tea and let it cool. Apply with a cotton ball to your face, pimples and even varicose veins. Just dab on and let dry. That’s it, no rinsing required. Use daily for best results.
Regular readers know that I love pumpkin seed oil as a sunscreen. But recently I came across several studies that report the oil is good for menopausal and postmenopausal women. It alleviates hot flashes, reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, helps you sleep better and eases joint pain. The oil from this little seed can also prevent breast cancer and slow down the growth rate of breast, colon and prostate cancer cells.
According to a study by the University of Leicester in the UK, sitting for six or more hours a day increases your chance of diabetes by 112%. It also raises the likelihood of suffering a heart attack or stroke by 147%. The study stated that 150 minutes of moderate activity a week can greatly reduce your risks. Also, taking a walk, stretching, or just standing up can help.
Have a great week!
To a healthy more beautiful you!
P.S. If you aren’t taking a turmeric or curcumin supplement yet you may want to reconsider. Turmeric prevents Alzheimer’s and cancer, improves digestion, aids in weight loss, helps control diabetes and boosts the immune system. Just 1000mgs a day is worth a pound of cure.
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New study finds that sitting for protracted periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. University of Leicester. October 2012.
Breaks in Sedentary Time and Glucose Regulation in Women (ACUTE). University of Leicester. 2014.
Exercise counteracts sitting time. University of Leicester. April 2016.
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