Give Us This Day Our Daily Turmeric

When I lived in India, I recall people using turmeric for EVERYTHING! And there is some scientific evidence of its power against inflammation.

food to glow

turmeric milk

The day has got away from me. I am still cooking for a class this evening (it is 4.18 pm) but I really, really wanted to give something to you today. For the first time ever I am pretty much re-posting one of my top posts; one that many of you will not have seen.

I don’t have much truck with the idea of super foods, as for nearly anything you can name context is so important and the term super food as typically used gives a false sense of importance in the diet. But, I will stick my neck out a bit and tentatively declare a daily ‘dose’ of turmeric to be a jolly good idea. Read the following and you will see why, and just how to get it into your life in the easiest way possible. Just a warning though: I know many people who have…

View original post 1,315 more words

6 Surprising Ways Coffee Makes You Prettier

So coffee is not just the nectar of the gods, but it seems to be Athena’s beauty secret…

Linda Pontius' Blog

You know your beloved java boosts your mood, but this antioxidant-packed multitasker can also help improve your hair, skin, and more. Check out these pretty perks of your morning brew (and just be sure to stick to the recommended limit of 400 mg of caffeine per day to avoid dehydrating yourself).

Overhead shot of Coffee Cup and Grinder on Wooden Background Overhead shot of Coffee Cup and Grinder on Wooden Background

  1. Brighten your face

When it comes to antioxidants, Julia Hunter, MD, a dermatologist at Wholistic Dermatology in Beverly Hills, CA, believes in doubling up. “Drinking coffee is one piece of the puzzle; another is putting it on the surface of your skin,” she says. A coffee facial scrub can help brighten skin, prevent clogged pores, and soften lines. The acid in coffee gives you some chemical exfoliation on top of mechanical exfoliation, says Hunter. It also helps bolster skin’s protective barrier. “That’s what keeps you healthy when bacteria, viruses, and fungi are landing…

View original post 590 more words