Tuesday, November 12, 2013

♥ 17 ♥ How I make my Shea butter mixes


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Naturally Whiten Your Teeth At Home

My teeth are not as white as I would like for them to be. I was surfing the youtube channels and kind across something my mother use to do when I was small. She use to clean our teeth with baking soda and then brush with regular toothpaste. This will leave your mouth feeling nice and clean. To whiten your teeth with baking soda, mix 1 table spoon of baking soda with lime juice or lemon juice, it does not take a lot of juice. Just squeeze the juice onto the baking soda, it will began to bubble due to the acid. Then mix to form a paste. This does not taste good so, I used one strawberry with baking soda. First, I put about a tablespoon of baking soda on a small plate, cut the strawberry in half and just covered to top part with baking soda and then I rubbed it onto my teeth. It tasted better than the lemon or lime juice. You will want to use a fresh fruit that to get the juice not bottled juice.

I tend to drink coffee and tea often so I tried this and I can see a difference. Do Not do this more than once a week because it could damage your teeth due to the acid..This is a good tip for in between your dental appointments for regular cleanings.This is a good tip for my natural health journey. I hope this helps someone else...Don't forget to floss, rinse & brush regularly......I hope everyone is happy, healthy & blessed!!Enjoy~~

Happy Whitening...

It really works...

Breakdown Method on Short Hair


Seven Steps For Control

I came across an article in a diabetic living magazine and thought this could help those who live with diabetes. I've been having some struggles concerning diabetes and I know I'm not alone. There are many people who live with this illness. Diabetes effects every system in the body. That is why is it's so important to take good  care of yourself and live a healthy lifestyle. I recently went to the doctor and was given a second medication to help control my blood sugar. Now is the time I should really take my health seriously, so I'm starting my health journey as well as my natural hair journey. I will be charting my weight loss, meal plans and exercises that I will incorporate into my daily routine. I believe, it's important to journal because it helps to stay on track. It also keeps you grounded.

In the article it list seven steps for glucose control and I thought I would share this to help others that maybe facing the same issues in life. This could help someone that maybe border line diabetic or someone that wants to start eating healthier, getting fit or just exercising to be heart smart.
It is important to eat six small meals a day to control your blood sugar. This helps control my blood sugar better than three large meals a day. It is easier for my body to process the food if I eat in smaller portions through out the day. This also makes me feel better and have more energy. Here are the sever steps to help control blood glucose.

  • Step 1. Healthful Eating: Build skills such as counting carbohydrate grams and measuring portion sizes as part of an eating plan that helps to manage blood sugar levels.
  • Step 2: Being Active: Discover how physical activity helps you control blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, then design an activity plan that fits your life.

  • Step 3: Monitoring: Learn how to use a blood glucose meter and other skills related to recording and understanding blood sugar results.

  • Step 4: Taking Medication: Figure out how to fit your medication routine into your daily schedule.

  • Step 5: Problem Solving: Understand how to recognize and react to situations that could upset your diabetes control, such as becoming ill with a cold or flu.

  • Step 6: Reducing Risks: Realize why health problems such as kidney damage and heart disease happen and how they can be prevented.

  • Step 7: Healthful Coping: Identify coping skills that will help you work through emotional lows and feel better in body and mind.