Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My Kitchen Beauty Spa

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Monday, 10 November 2014

5 Natural Remedies For Dry and Cracked Feet

Cracked and dry heels can be an embarrassment to you and even prevent you from wearing your favorite pair of open shoes or sandals. Most cracked heel develops from dry skin caused by excess heat, skin infection and walking around bare foot. Here are some natural remedies you can use to get beautiful soft feet.

Beautiful heel by Stilfehler via Wikipedia Commons


A diet s rich in vitamin E such as broccoli, papaya, avocados and almonds can help prevent cracked feet. Read more on dietary needs see Live Strong

Banana Foot Bath

Banana is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that protect and heal damaged skin and cracked heels. Banana exfoliates your skin removing dead skin cells at the same time moisturizing your feet. To prepare a banana foot bath, blend or mash up one banana with 2 cup of warm water until smooth. Then pour the mixture into a small basin or bucket and place your feet into the solution. Allow you feet to soak in the mixture for 20 minutes. Then rub the solution over your toes and heels for about 2 minutes using a pumice stone. Then rinse off with water and moisturize.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

5 Naturals Ways To Have Full and Long Healthy Hair

There several chemicals in hair products and in our external environment that damage our hair over time. Treating your hair to prevent product build up or breakage will allow you to develop strong and healthy hair. Here are some hair masks and treatments you can try all using natural and organic ingredients.

Beautiful natural hair from Wikipedia Commons

Apples Juice Treatment

Apple juice is great in preventing hair loss, dandruff, itchy scalp and adding an extra shine to your hair. Apple juice also makes your hair soft and easy to manage. Malic acid in apple juice prevents

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Ovulation And Determining The Gender Of Your Children

What is Ovulation?

Women under the age of 40 have an 80% chance of getting pregnant. A healthy baby girl fetus has 1 to 2 million eggs in their ovaries, which immediately start dying off. Ovulation is when your ovaries release an egg or more into your Fallopian tubes. The egg can only survive for 24 hours after you have ovulated. The egg or eggs can only become fertile after your partner’s sperm and egg meet in the Fallopian tube.

photo by Ken Hammond USDA of Wikipeia Commons

Ovulation begins on average 10 to 16 days before your period starts, though this does not apply with women who have irregular cycles, and will vary from cycle to cycle. Common cycles are between 23 to 35 days where as a regular cycle is 28 days. The first day of your period is day 1 of your cycle and a period could last for 3 to 7 days on average.  Ovulation with women with irregular cycles may occur a week before or after in every given month. There are body signs you could look for when you ovulate, this includes;

Sunday, 26 October 2014

10 Natural Ways to Lighten Your Skin

I love the different complexions I see around me every day. As women we are always looking for ways to maintain a glowing and youthful complexion. Over the years the effects of the sun, change in body size, scars, stretch marks and acne tend to darken our complexion and leave us with an uneven skin tone. Using chemical to bleach our skins in the form of chemical peels, mercury and bleaching cream can lead to long term damage to your skin and in some cases death. Therefore I looked into natural ways to lighten your skin, regain your skins elasticity, reduce the appearance of scar and treat acne. The following are the top 10 natural ways to lighten your skin.

Turmeric By Simon A. Eugster  Wikimedia Commons

1.      Turmeric

This is a famous Indian skin care regime with antiseptic properties that relieve sun burns. Turmeric is an exfoliating agent effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and acne. Turmeric will lighten your skin tone and fades away scars as well as stretch marks, giving you an even complexion. Turmeric also inhibits melanin production preventing your skin from tanning.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Crazy About Calories

In a world where we are more concerned about a trim waist line than a healthy functioning heart, we spend most of our days planning meals with a limited amount of calories and forgoing the health benefits we would get from healthier meals. 

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons By Orcunkoktuna

Here are some challenges calorie counters face;

Coffee versus Tea?

There is only 1 calorie in a mug of coffee where as a mug of tea contains 2 calories. Coffee and tea both contain antioxidants great in fighting cancer. Coffee also has the benefit of boosting brain

Ebola: The Big E

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first discovered in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1972 after two separate out breaks occurred. The name was derived from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the first outbreak had occurred. However upon further study it was discovered to be similar to the Marburg virus discovered in 1967 after an outbreak occurred in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany.

Ebola Virus photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons By Thomas W. Geisbert

The Ebola virus disease is believed to be carried by fruit bats that infect people and other mammals. Among the human population and other mammals the virus is spread through coming into contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids of a person or mammal. The symptoms will usually occur after 2 to 3 weeks after coming into contact with an infected person or mammal.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Fighting Cancer with Lemons

You may have heard the new fad that lemons are the new natural way to preventing and curing cancer. Taking lemonade, eating the lemon pulp directly or even on pastries may help fight all types of cancers. Although, according to stop cancer fund, this has not been scientifically proven, lemons do have some anti-cancer properties and are an anti-microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, lemons are effective against internal parasites and worms, Lemons also regulate blood pressure and act as an antidepressant.

photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Properties of Lemon
Lemons contain mainly sugars and citric acid however the outer layer (zest) contains essential oils, 90% limonene (which has anti-cancer properties), 5% citral, and small amounts of cintronellal, alphaterpineol, linayl and geranyl acetate. The inner layer contains glycosides and coumarin derivative that give lemon’s their bitter taste. So what are the health benefits of lemon towards fighting cancer.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A Natural Way to Prevent Wrinkles and Boost Your Health with Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins seeds also known as pepitas have numerous benefits to reduce wrinkle and rejuvenate your skin. They are rich in amino acids, Omega-3 oils, minerals and vitamins that are not only great for your skin but also improve and repair body functions. Pumpkin seeds are not only a tasty snack but also a healthy snack to add to your diet or even to your beauty regimen.

photo courtesy of wikipedia Commons
Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Your Skin
·        Pumpkin seeds contain alpha hydroxyl acids which is a main ingredient in anti-wrinkle creams. They rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

7 Health Benefits of Eating Onions Daily

Whether you are enjoying your Spanish omelette, pilau with kachumbari or preparing any meal onions are always a key ingredient. Onions are a prized member of the lily family with numerous health benefits especially if eaten raw.

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Health Benefits of Eating Onions

There are numerous health benefits you can get from eating onions but just to list a few;

  ·       Onions have a large quantity of sulfur that stimulates the action  of amino acids to influence brain function as well as the        nervous system.

  ·       Onions contain phytochemicals which boost your body’s    immune system by improving the absorption of Vitamin C.

     ·        Chromium contained in onions helps in regulating your blood sugar levels.