Category Archives for "Health & Beauty"

Natural Skin Products Recipes

There just isn’t any need to spend a ton of money on all natural skin products when you can make them from simple ingredients at home. Here is a collection of recipes you can print out and share. You know what would be really fun? Get together with some friends, buy up the ingredients, and have a homemade skin care party!

Skin Home Remedies Straight From Your Kitchen
Some of the foods you’re eating can also be used on your skin as homemade skin care products. Learn more.

Skin Home Remedies: DIY Facials
Don’t spend a fortune on skin care products. You can make your own homemade facials from ingredients you have in your kitchen.

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Lose Pregnancy Weight – Join Me in the Fit Yummy Mummy Challenge!

Update (January 12, 2009):

After doing the Fit Yummy Mummy workout for a couple of weeks, I noticed my clothes were looser! I could also see my arms getting more toned.

I also finally joined Club Fit Yummy Mummy, the online community of Fit Yummy Mummy ownders. Why did I wait so long? As a Christmas gift, Holly gave us access to the exercise videos, which she normally sells. I saw that I was actually doing some of the moves wrong. Mostly, I was doing them too fast.

From the forum, I also got answers to my workout questions, such as: what cardiovascular exercise can I do when it’s too cold outside for my usual walk? Thankfully, the answers did not involve buying a treadmill or any other new equipment.

Unfortunately, a series of illnesses made me stop exercising altogether over the holidays. Holly’s motivational Emails with tips on how to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain – while still enjoying the parties – were a big help.

Now a case of chilblains has got me on my feet again and back to my Fit Yummy Mummy workouts. Man, this feels good! I cannot wait to look even better than before I got pregnant for the third time.

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Most people who know me would be surprised that I am writing about how to lose pregnancy weight. After all, I’ve always been underweight – still am. But after having 3 babies and with my 40th birthday fast approaching, I find myself underweight and flabby. My arms jiggle, my abs are soft. My daughters tease me about it and I say, “That’s from having you!” But I know that I better build some muscle or else my metabolism will slow down, I WILL gain weight more easily than before, and worst of all, I will become more susceptible to weight gain-related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

I have been pushing away these thoughts from my mind because I wasn’t prepared to do what I knew was needed to reverse this downward trend that I’m on. Until I discovered the Fit Yummy Mummy program. I’m not new to exercising. In fact, before I got pregnant for the third time, I had been working out in a gym regularly. Plus, I own a dozen exercise DVDs.

But the Fit Yummy Mummy program is different:

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Chiropractor Dr. Daisy Sutherland on Chiropractic Treatment for the Whole Family

Chiropractor Dr. Daisy Sutherland

Chiropractor Dr. Daisy Sutherland

As promised, here is my interview with chiropractor, Dr. Daisy Sutherland. Due to technical problems, I am unable to give you a recording of the interview. Nevertheless, the interview is informative. I hope you like it!

Lexi: Dr. Daisy, let’s start with a general question: What is chiropractic?

Dr. Daisy: It is an alternative medical where we as Chiropractors “adjust” the spine for “subluxations.” Subluxations are misalignments that occur in the spine when 2 or more vertebrae are misaligned and will pinch a nerve creating a lack of transmission of such nerve to the given organ. We believe when the spine is misaligned your body is not functioning at its optimal level and that is when illnesses will occur.
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Chiropractic For Moms and Babies – and a Contest

Would you like to learn more about chiropractic?

I do, and that is why I’ve arranged to interview Dr. Daisy Sutherland, a homeschooling stay at home Mom of 5 and chiropractic doctor. Dr. Daisy, as she is fondly called, is also a freelance writer and business owner. She is a natural Mom if I ever met one!

I’ve got a number of questions I’d like to ask Dr. Daisy, especially about how chiropractic can help with the common health complaints of Moms and babies.

What would you like to learn from Dr. Daisy? Post your questions in the comments box below and I’ll make sure that your question is asked.
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