To detect lead in your lipstick, apply it to the back of your hand and then rub a gold ring (a wedding band, etc.) on top of the color. If the lipstick turns dark or black, chances are it contains lead. Some of the top-selling brands have a dangerous amount of lead.
For fuller looking lips, apply concealer to lips and blend well before applying lipstick.
To look 10-20 years younger instantly, apply concealer to the inside of eye area on either side of nose. Most people recommend under-eye concealer. However, if you begin in the inner corner of the eyes and then blend under eyes and out to outer eye area (blending is the most important factor, as well as color choice), you will instantly look well rested and younger.
Cucumbers absorb toxins and cool and calm the eye area. Use as often as you like. Leave a slice on each eye for 5 minutes or longer.
1 egg white
½ teaspoon honey
Beat together. Apply to face and neck. Leave 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cold water (no soap).
Grind almonds and oatmeal in a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon of honey. Rub lightly on face and leave on for 5 minutes and rinse.
For natural H.A. acids to moisturize and rejuvenate skin, cut mango in half and (after eating pulp) rub the inside of the skin onto face. Leave on for 10 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse off. Papaya skin and apricot pulp are cooling and healing as well!
Bath twice a week in 2 cups of Epson salt and 2 cups of balink soda to help draw out toxins.
Avoid nail glue for acrylic and silk nails that contains methelmathaxilate glue, as this may be cancer causing.
Shower. One of the best health and beauty secrets is making it a habit to shower in the evening before bed. Reasons:
1. To remove antiperspirant/deodorant, which blocks the pores and prevents the natural process of perspiration. Give your underarms a break and allow them to breathe at night! Instead, try sprinkling aluminum-free baking soda on a damp washcloth. Pat it on to stay fresh smelling all night. Ultimately, a natural deodorant that allows for perspiration but masks odor is a better choice.
2. To remove make-up, mascara and environmental toxins. Ideally, we get eight to nine hours of sleep at night. If we nourish our skin before bed, it has all night to reap the benefits. To properly nourish skin, rather than washing and splashing from the sink, allow steaming shower water to run over the face. The process will thoroughly remove face soap, cleansing oil and toxins accumulated throughout the day. The sink, no matter how clean it appears, actually may have more germs than the toilet bowl (not that we’re suggesting doing that)! Running water is the best method for thoroughly rinsing and cleaning.
You have made the right choice in organic products, Oils of Youth and a natural non-drying PH balanced soap. If you apply Oils to a squeaky clean face, you will awaken to soft, moist and rejuvenated skin.
Some of the world’s healthiest foods:
Quinoa, Amaranth, Millet and Buckwheat (see delicious quinoa recipe attached!)
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Foods – No benefits, just risks.
Health risks associated with eating GMO include infertility, accelerated aging, gastrointestinal problems.
Websites for Non-GMO Foods:
iPhone – download “shop No GMO Guide” (free from iTunes Store).
AVOID AT-RISK INGREDIENTS
· Soybeans (as in soy protein, soy milk, tofu, soy lecithin, soybean oil, and other soy-based ingredients)
· Canola (as in canola oil)
· Cottonseed (as in cottonseed oil)
· Sugar Beets (as in “sugar” in an ingredient)
· Most Hawaiian papaya
· A small amount of zucchini and yellow squash
Also, beware of dairy products, which may come from cows injected with GM bovine growth hormone. Look for dairy products labeled “No rBGH or rBST” or “artificial hormone-free.”
Southwest Style Quinoa
Quick and hearty, this dish tastes just as good reheated the next day as it does when you first make it. SERVES 6
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 15-oz. can red kidney beans,
Rinsed and drained
1 15-oz. jar high-quality prepared salsa
¼ cup chopped chives, optional
½ cup cilantro, chopped
½ cup toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds
1. In a medium saucepan, dry toast quinoa for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add broth, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stire, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and nearly all the liquid is absorbed.
2. When quinoa is tender, add beans, salsa, chives, if using, and cilantro, stirring gently to combine well. Cover and cook for 1 minute or until dish reaches desired temperature. Fold in sunflower seeds, and serve.
PER SERVING: 263 CAL; 12 G PROT;
7 G total fat (1 G SAT FAT); 41g CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 815 MG SOD; 11 G FIBER; 6 G SUGARS
*Adapted from The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer Cookbook by Jonny Bowden and Jeannette Bessinger.