Taking Care of Mommy
Mother of seven kids... At one time I didn't take care of mommy and learned a VERY hard lesson. It has become a priority in our home.
Taking Care of Mommy
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Skinny Peanut Butter Cup Dip - this 4 ingredient dip may look indulgent, but it's lightened up with Greek yogurt and has no added sugar!
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Skinny Peanut Butter Cup Dip @Anna Totten | Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Skinny Brownies | www.diethood.com | These delicious, moist, fudgy Skinny Brownies are under 140 calories per serving, and are made with just a Brownie Mix and Sprite! | #recipe #skinnyrecipes #brownies #skinnybrownies
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These delicious, moist, fudgy Skinny Brownies are made with just a Brownie Mix and Sprite! | #Soda #Desserts #LowCalorie #RecipeMakeover #ToMake
Skinny Brownies. Only 2 ingredient! These delicious, moist, fudgy Skinny Brownies are under 140 calories per serving!
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Skinny Brownies Recipe: delicious, moist, fudgy Skinny Brownies are under 140 calories per serving, and are made with just a Brownie Mix and Sprite!
5 Great Post-Partum Girdles
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$4.99 - Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Honey Substitute - Allergic to honey so pinning to buy later for a try.
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Someone said: every winter I battle skin so dry it cracks and bleeds. A few years ago a cousin gave me homemade lotion that I hoarded. It finally ran out, which led me to this recipe. It is a bit greasy but works instantly and you can use cornstarch to cure the greasiness! With dollar store ingredients cost me just a few bucks to make. I can not rave enough about this one !
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diy lotion!!!!!!! Homemade Moisturizing Lotion: 16 ounces baby lotion 8 ounces coconut oil (solid form, not melted) 8 ounces vitamin E cream Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing.
homemade lotion recipe. It is a bit greasy but works instantly and you can use cornstarch to cure the greasiness! With dollar store ingredients cost me just a few bucks to make. Homemade Moisturizing Lotion: 16 ounces baby lotion 8 ounces coconut oil (solid form, not melted) 8 ounces vitamin E cream Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing.
Make Your Own SIMPLE Moisturizing LotionOne Good Thing by Jillee | Homemade Moisturizing Lotion: 16 ounces baby lotion 8 ounces coconut oil (solid form, not melted) 8 ounces vitamin E cream Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing. Store in air tight containers…keep it for your own supply…or slap on a quick little label for gift-giving!
Homemade Moisturizing Lotion: 16 ounces baby lotion 8 ounces coconut oil (solid form, not melted) 8 ounces vitamin E cream Body Lotion: Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing.
Natural remedies for Swollen Feet, Ankles and Calves
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Natural remedies for Swollen Feet, Ankles and Calves...I'll need this next time around when I'm pregnant.
Essential oils for swollen feet, ankles & calves. Apply 2 drops each of Young Living Lemongrass, Grapefruit and Cypress essential oils diluted in 1 T. of fractionated coconut oil, massage into feet, ankles and calves upwards towards the heart.
Camp Wander: How to reduce swelling with lemongrass, grapefruit oil and cypress oil. essential oils only. www.wendy4.vibrantscents.com
Camp Wander: Rebecca's Quick Tips!
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Struggling with these symptoms? Schedule an appointment with a counseling professional to get help learning how you can reduce or even eliminate anxiety symptoms! www.family-1st-counseling.com
Dr. Neal Houston - The Life Therapy Group: IS YOUR ANXIETY BECOMING A BEHAVIORAL & EMOTIONAL PROBLEM?
frozen yogurt cubes- Smoothie Makers - Today's Creative Blog
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frozen yogurt cubes- Smoothie Makers - Today's Creative Blog. Good idea!
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Light chocolate desserts for when you want to splurge. All under 250 calories.
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5 Guilt-Free Chocolate Recipes - molten chocolate pudding cake, orange and olive oil chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-dipped banana pops, chocolate espresso mousse, dark chocolate cashew bark with candied grapefruit
Low-Calorie Chocolate Dessert Recipes. mmm more chocolate
light chocolate desserts for when you want to splurge. all under 250 calories. Need that chocolate mousse right meow plz
Light chocolate desserts for when you want to splurge. All under 250 calories. Chocolate espresso mouse... Yes please!
Chocolate-Espresso Mousse- Guilt Free Sweet Treats: Light Chocolate Desserts
Menu plan using Dana Thornock's Lean & Be Free principles
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One of the most common questions I get as a health coach is what to eat for snacks. These low carb snacks are creative and look delicious. Try a couple that look good to you. Let these ideas inspire your own creative efforts with foods and favors you enjoy.
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Healthy food travel tip: Bring your own snacks on the plane! TSA allows you to bring food that is wrapped or in a container. But be careful - jelly, pudding, hummus and similar foods are considered "gel" and must be in a 3.4 oz container. Here's a list of prohibited liquids, gels and aerosols: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/traveling-food-or-gifts
Healthy snack ideas: cottage cheese with berries
No Bread Needed: 21 Low Carb Snack Ideas - One of the most common questions I get as a health coach is what to eat for snacks. These low carb snacks are creative & look delicious. Try a couple that look good to you. Let these ideas inspire your own creative efforts with foods & favors you enjoy.
Serious eye cream. It is super simple to make using only two ingredients--coconut oil and Vitamin E. Nice website for natural cleaners and other recipes. Coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing. Note: I have a cold cream container, and a small glass bottle that we keep filled with cno. The small bottle travels well. The cc jar is kept on my bathroom sink. I use it all over my face.
Serious eye cream. It is super simple to make using only two ingredients--coconut oil and Vitamin E. Nice website for natural cleaners and other recipes. Coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing.
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This woman has AMAZING natural skin care ideas. Serious eye cream. It is super simple to make using only two ingredients--coconut oil and Vitamin E. Nice website for natural cleaners and other recipes. Coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing.
The World's Best Homemade Eye Cream~ Serious eye cream. It is super simple to make using only two ingredients - coconut oil and Vitamin E. Nice website for natural cleaners and other recipes. Coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing.
Serious eye cream. Super simple to make using only 2 ingredients -- coconut oil & Vitamin E. Nice website for natural cleaners & other recipes. Coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing.
Baked Mozzarella Sticks. These were pretty good, like the recipe says you have to eat them right out of the oven (when they cool off a little) otherwise they aren't good. The breading was really yummy and they were great dipped in marinara sauce. They weren't as good as restaurant style ones, not as soft and creamy but still good for making them at home. And easy too!
Baked Mozzarella Sticks and 24 other healthy alternatives to chips and fries
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25 Healthy Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips and French Fries. Featured: Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks
baked mozzarella sticks (and 24 other healthy alternatives to potato chips and french fries)
baked mozzarella sticks and 24 other "healthy" recipes
Baked Mozzarella Sticks and so many other alternatives to potato chips and french fries! Many healthy snacks!!!
When you have a sweet tooth and want to stay on track, here's a nice treat. No flour OR sugar! 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raisins (optional), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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Breakfast cookies - 3 mashed bananas (ripe); ⅓cup apple sauce; 2cups oats; ¼cup almond milk; ½cup raisins; 1tsp vanilla; 1tsp cinnamon. Preheat oven to 350º. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR!
NoSugar Cookies... 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raisins (optional), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. (Dr Don Colbert)
Breakfast cookies - 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. preheat oven to 350 degrees. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR! A healthy cookie yay
DIY-Nail Polish Stain Removal
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Wacky Laki: Tutorial Tuesday: Nail Polish Stain Removal... I wonder if this would work for hair color
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Get Rid Of Your Arm Pit Fat With These Key Exercises
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Bye-bye armpit fat! Exercises for a strapless wedding dress.
Lean thighs, no lunges.
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Awesome ~ No Lunge Thigh Workout ~ goodbye thunder thighs
Tracy Anderson ... A lean thigh workout with no lunges required!
A lean thigh workout with no lunges required! #fitness #workout
Wow! SEVERAL reasons to reach for water instead of soda
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(Will remember this next time want soda) There’s nothing quite like soda to quench a thirst. But, if you care about what you put in your body and what the long-term effects are, avoid soft drinks. Take a look at this graphic for the harmful effects of soda consumption over time. #soda #pop #softdrinks #Fitness Matters
How soft drinks affect your health – an info-graphic look at what soda does to the body.
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A sip of soda: How soft drinks impact your health - I so need to kick my diet coke habit.
This girl lost 135 pounds and loves to cook healthy recipes. This is a list of her recipes of REAL food!! :)
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Healthy Food Blog: This girl lost 135 pounds and loves to cook !!
GREAT food blog! This girl lost 135 pounds and loves to cook healthy recipes. This is a list of her recipes of REAL food!! :)
This girl lost 135 pounds and loves to cook healthy recipes. This is a list of her recipes of REAL food!! #health guide #health food #better health solutions #better health naturally #healthy eating
This girl lost 135 pounds and loves to cook healthy recipes. This is a list of her recipes of REAL food!! :) This one is Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork tacos, yum!
"If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance!"-a must read article :) quite interesting....
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If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance---- I agree with some of the tips, and I even agree that heavy exercise can throw off your hormone balance but it def does not mean to just work out lightly... read but study facts for yourself.
9 Tips to Help Balance Hormones! If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance!
100 Healthy Snack Ideas to help you reach your weight loss goals! (Also includes printable version so you can put it on your fridge to remind you)
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100 Healthy Snack Ideas to help you reach your weight loss goals! (Also includes printable version so you can put it on your fridge to remind you) #weightloss
100 Healthy Snack Ideas to help you reach your weight loss goals! 1. Frozen Grapes (I used to eat these in college all the time- they are amazing) 2. String Cheese 3. Banana 4. Frozen Banana (peel it first, stick in the freezer overnight- it's like a yummy popsicle) 5. Low-fat Yogurt 6. Sugar-free or fat-free pudding 7. Apple dipped in Peanut Butter (or spread peanut butter on top of apple slice and top with pecans . . . so good!) 8. 100-calorie bag of popcorn 9. Applesauce 10. Raw veggies with hummus (my new favorite!) 11. Almonds 12. Apple 13. Skinny S'more (two graham crackers with one roasted marshmallow and one small square dark chocolate) 14. Smoked Beef Jerky (about 1 oz- look for low-sodium!) 15. Chocolate Milk 16. Hard Boiled Egg 17. Sunflower Seeds 18. Cottage Cheese 19. Sliced Cantelope 20. Raisins 21. Pita Bread and Hummus 22. Rice Cakes 23. Sugar-free Jello 24. Dried Fruits 25. Frozen Yoplait Whips Yogurt (these seriously taste like ice cream when they are frozen!) 26. Air-Popped Popcorn 27. Pistachios 28. Clementines (we call them Cuties or Clemmies) 29. Fruit Smoothie (or Kristen's Green Smoothie- it's actually delicious!) 30. Handful of olives 31. Pickles 32. Handful of blueberries with 2 tablespoons fat-free Cool-Whip 33. Ants on a Log (celery with peanut butter and raisins) 34. 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice. 35. Peanut Butter and Bananas on whole wheat bread 36. Trail Mix (make your own! Throw in dried fruit, sunflower seeds, nuts, low-sugar cereals, and even the occasional piece of candy for something sweet.) 37. Orange Slices 38. Cherry Tomatoes 39. Graham Crackers 40. Small Green Salad with light dressing 41. Mango smoothie (frozen mango, mango Greek Yogurt, and a small amount of orange juice) 42. Kabobs (thread low-fat meat, low-fat cheese, pineapple and cherry tomatoes onto a stick- my kids love anything on a stick!) 43. Half of a Cinnamon-Raisin topped with peanut butter and banana slices 44. Grilled Pineapple (throw them on the grill or a skillet on med. heat for two minutes or until golden) 45. Baked Apples (one tennis ball-sized apple, cored, filled with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked until tender) 46. Animal Crackers 47. Strawberries dipped in fat-free Cool Whip 48. Low-fat tortilla topped with egg salad, shredded carrots and cucumber slices 49. Parfait (build your own with Greek yogurt or plain yogurt, fruit, and granola) 50. Bowl of bran flakes with 1/2 cup skim milk and berries 51. Guacamole with veggies 52. Triscuit's Thin Crisps dipped in cottage cheese or hummus 53. Cashews 54. Pretzels 55. Sun Chips (portion control! Read the serving amount on the side!) 56. Cheesy Breaded Tomatoes: Two roasted plum tomatoes sliced and topped with 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. 57. Sugar Snap Peas 58. Steamed Veggies (steam non-starchy vegetables in a microwave safe bag and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese or 1/4 cup pasta sauce) 59. Apricots 60. Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges 61. Any 100 calorie pack 62. Snack/Granola bar (around 150 calories or less, like Kellogg's All-Bran, Kashi TLC Trail Mix, or Fiber one Bar) 63. Baked chips (about 7-10) with salsa 64. Soy Chips 65. Protein Bar 66. Sweet Potato Fries (one light-bulb sized sweet potato sliced, tossed with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and baked at 400° for 10 minutes) 67. Wrap (I like a slice of turkey, swiss cheese, baby spinach leaves, and cranberry relish wrapped up in a tortilla) 68. Pumpkin Seeds (2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, sprayed with oil (just a spritz!) and baked at for 400° for 15 minutes or until brown. Sprinkle a tiny amount of salt on top) 69. Bean Salad 70. Broccoli Florets 71. Peaches and Cottage Cheese 72. Chopped Red Peppers (dipped in fat free ranch) 73. V8 Vegetable Juice 74. Tuna with Triscuit crackers 75. Cooked and Cubed Chicken Breast 76. Homemade Popsicles (puree watermelon, strawberries, mango, banana, etc and freeze in popsicle molds) 77. Dates with almond butter or rolled in coconut 78. Quesadilla (whole wheat (or corn) tortillas w/cheese (or not) melted in microwave - adding on tomatoes, beans, corn, olives, avocado or guacamole or whatever sounds good) 79. Watermelon 80. Cubed Apples and Cubed Cheese (this was my husband's favorite after-school snack when he was little) 81. Craisins (I love to eat these with almonds- it's a good combo) 82. Goldfish Crackers 83. Edamame 84. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus (four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°) 85. Turkey Roll-Ups (Four slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 teaspoons honey mustard) 86. Strawberry Salad (1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic) 87. Oatmeal 88. Banana Smoothie (½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth) 89. Lime Sherbet (1/2 cup serving) with sliced kiwi 90. Apple Chips (dehydrated apples- they are so good!) 91. Black Beans (mix 1/4 cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt for an added twist!) 92. Lettuce wrap (try two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf) 93. Pecans (try five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon) 94. Chocolate Covered Strawberries (dip 5 strawberries in 2 squares of dark chocolate- that is still good for you, right?!) 95. Honeyed Yogurt (½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey) 96. Blackberries (so good mixed with plain yogurt) 97. Frozen Mangos 98. Tropical Juice Smoothie (¼ cup pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice, blended with ice) 99. Healthier Banana Bread 100. Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip with fresh fruit
100 Healthy Snack Ideas! Okay okay... sometimes guys like healthy foods too, actually being alone, I prefer them. Also, they can help you reach your weight loss goals! Look out Ladies! (Also includes printable version so you can put it on your fridge to help remind you)
DIY scalp treatment - stimulate the scalp for faster hair growth. Full tutorial. My all time favorite recipe: Take about 4 tablespoons softened coconut oil, mix with 2-4 (depending on sensitivity) drops tea tree oil, and 3-4 drops of rosemary oil. This is dreamy. Ingredients from the kitchen: I mix 4 tablespoons coconut oil with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice.
DIY scalp treatment - stimulate the scalp for faster hair growth. Full tutorial.
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Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment... I'm a sucker for natural hair treatments
DIY all natural scalp treatment. Here are just a few reasons that a scalp treatment should be a part of your regular beauty routine: -Removes product build up (even shampoo and conditioner build up) -Relieves dry, flaky, tight skin from winter months -Treats dandruff -Stimulates the scalp to speed up hair growth Coconut oil, lemon juice or tea tree oil, and rosemary drops
Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment 4 tablespoons softened coconut oil, mix with 2-4 (depending on sensitivity) drops tea tree oil, and 3-4 drops of rosemary oil. **OR** 4 tablespoons coconut oil with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice. Brush scalp to loosen old skin. Apply in 1" sections. Massage and let sit 20 minutes. Wash and shampoo like normal. For healthy hair and scalp.
remineralizing your teeth to reverse and heal cavities without having them drilled and filled. Pin now read later.
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'Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralization' RP: "remineralizing your teeth to reverse and heal cavities without having them drilled and filled. 2 Tbsp. coconut oil 2 Tbps. baking soda 2 Tbsp. calcium magnesium powder 2 Tbps. xylitol or green stevia powder 2 tsp. real sea salt 20 drops essential oil (I use peppermint.) 10 drops trace minerals."
remineralizing your teeth to reverse and heal cavities without having them drilled and filled. Pin now read later. APRIL 10, 2012 Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralization Tweet Pin It Written by Courtney, Contributing WriterSeveral years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Yet, the foundation of today’s dental philosophy is similar to the mainstream medical model in that it focuses on treatment and not prevention.I believe the focus of dentistry (like medicine) should be prevention of decay and disease through sound nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.This begins in utero (even pre-conception), when the teeth and jaw structure are formed, is well established through breastfeeding, and must be adhered to for one’s lifetime. Avoiding dental decay and disease through diet is challenging, as it means one must stray far from the standard American diet. Remineralization When most dentists detect a cavity, they suggest filling it, usually without thinking twice. However, what if teeth could be remineralized through a proper diet and oral hygiene routine? I believe they can.Once drilled and filled, teeth are weakened and susceptible to further decay, but I believe that if we focus on prevention, we can avoid most cavities and subsequent oral health decline as a result of filling cavities.Most of my teeth were drilled and filled in childhood and young adulthood, but I don’t want my children to go down the same path and struggle with susceptibility to decay for a lifetime because of it. I’m trying to learn more about prevention and remineralization so that my children can reap the benefits of a healthy mouth, which contributes to overall health. Image by makelessnoise There are several factors involved in tooth remineralization, mainly diet, Ph of saliva, and oral hygiene practices. Diet and saliva are inter-related and quite complex, I encourage you to dig deeply into the link between nutrition and oral health and possibly re-examine your own assumptions there. I hope you will take a closer look at your own oral hygiene routine as well, as what I’m sharing with you today is based solely on my research and conclusions as a mom. I am not a dentist!Toothpaste cleans teeth and remove plaque, which is beneficial, but if your goal is to maintain healthy teeth through a proper diet, mainstream toothpastes will work against your efforts. Furthermore, they contain questionable ingredients that may do more harm than good.Glycerin – Certainly not bad in and of itself if properly sourced, but its use in toothpaste may not be ideal. Some suggest it may leave a layer of film on the teeth that prevents remineralization. It can also be dangerous to our health if processed with dangerous chemicals, and I assume most toothpastes contain the cheapest possible source.Sodium Laurel Sulfate – SLS is a known carcinogen. Some natural companies still stand behind it’s use and claim it is safe, but I prefer to stay on the safe side here.Saccharin – This was the first ingredient I questioned when I started to re-think my approach to dental health and toothpaste several years ago. I avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague, as most of them are proven carcinogens, several contribute to obesity and other health problems, and some are excitotoxins, meaning they cause rapid firing and death of brain cells. And yet, we see the artificial sweetener, saccharin, in our toothpaste.Fluoride - You knew I’d get to this one. I don’t claim to be an expert on fluoride, but from my basic understanding, fluoride is highly toxic in the form found in toothpaste and never found in nature in this state. If you’re trying to rebuild tooth enamel, just like with glycerin, a “protective” layer of fluoride is not ideal. It is also suggested that the layer it forms on teeth is much thinner than originally thought and is useless against protecting teeth from decay anyway. A Safer Alternative If you’re looking for a safe alternative to the common toothpastes, there are many options, from the more expensive natural toothpastes (be careful-- some contain some of these questionable ingredients) to simple recipes you can make at home.I’ve been experimenting with my own homemade toothpaste recipe for a while now, after I realized how easy it is to make on my own and that I don’t need to spend a fortune on store-bought brands.The most basic toothpaste alternative is a simple tooth powder. You can use baking soda alone or combine it with salt for a gentle yet abrasive clean, or you can use a mineral powder such as calcium and/or magnesium. I use Natural Calm brand. Some prefer to add hydrogen peroxide to their tooth powder right before use. I rinse with hydrogen peroxide, so I don’t add it to my powder or paste.I began to add coconut oil to my recipe to form a paste (and for its beneficial antibacterial properties) and essential oils for flavor. For a while, my recipe included coconut oil, baking soda, a dash of salt, and essential oil.I’ve since been searching for a solution to the salty taste of the baking soda and salt, which my children aren’t crazy about, and have recently decided to add xylitol to help combat the saltiness. I’m new to the use of xylitol, but it does appear to be safe and even looks promising for cavity prevention. I also recently added trace mineral drops to my paste. I use these to add minerals back into our reverse osmosis filtered water when making water kefir and I thought it would be a great addition to our toothpaste as well. Homemade Toothpaste 2 Tbsp. coconut oil2 Tbps. baking soda2 Tbsp. calcium magnesium powder2 Tbps. xylitol or green stevia powder2 tsp. real sea salt20 drops essential oil (I use peppermint.)10 drops trace minerals
20 Tips to Get Toned Arms Faster
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Tips to Get Toned Arms Faster: Try New Triceps Toners from Shape Magazine
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Great blog to get fitness tips and stay motivated