Here are your hacks:
- Have you tried to lose weight without success? Try spicing things up with ginger. You see, ginger can make you feel full and can speed up your metabolism. One study showed significant weight-loss effects when subjects drank two grams of ginger powder in hot water with meals. Another study showed that there were significant drops in A1C levels (a test that monitors blood-sugar levels over a three-month period).
- Good news! A study which came out this week shows that there may be a way to early detection for Alzheimer’s. And it’s non-invasive. The tests measure the capillaries in the back of the eye. “Once our results are validated, this approach could potentially provide an additional type of biomarker to identify individuals at high risk of progressing to Alzheimer’s,” said Dr. Amani Fawzi, a professor of ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine physician. So keep asking your eye doctor … we may see this test very soon. And the sooner Alzheimer’s is caught and treated the better the results.
- Could changing from iodized salt to sea salt have created a thyroid problem? You see, iodine is essential for thyroid function. And people have been switching over the last few years. So if you have found out that you have a sluggish thyroid after switching your type of salt, you may want to try adding a pinch back into your diet every day. It could be just what your thyroid needs.
- I’ve been meaning to create a lotion from beeswax and a few weeks ago came across one at one of my local markets. I couldn’t wait to get home to make my concoction. And I’m so thrilled with the moisturizing effects I’m excited to share it with you. Here’s my recipe:
In a double boiler stir until melted the following:
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup beeswax
2 tbsp shea butter
When all the ingredients are melted and clear, add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Pour the liquid into a jar for storage. It can be used and stored up to six months. I use a small spatula when trying to get the lotion out of the jar. I also allow it to warm in my hands for a few seconds before applying. I love it for face and body. But it is oily so I only use it at night.
Have a great week!
For a healthier you!
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