Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and author who loves crafts, food, health and all things creative. In 2014, she published her DIY book - Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion. Kirsten currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She love to help others get in touch with their creative spirit.
To protect yourself from the flu, focus on the gut. Clostridium orbiscindens – a good bacterium – breaks down flavonoids creating metabolites that enhance antiviral ability, so eat a flavonoid-rich diet. Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit and berries like blackberries and elderberries are top choices. Dark chocolate, red cabbage, and chickpeas are also high in flavonoids. Black or green tea will also help, even if you already have the flu.
Use equal parts of vinegar and lemon juice to eliminate the traces of your old polish efficiently. Soak them for 10 mins in a mix of 5T lemon juice, 3T warm water to lighten the stains. Scrub skin with 3T brown sugar, 2T olive/almond oil mix, rinse well. Soothe your hands by soaking them in warm milk for 10 mins. Moisturize the cuticles with olive oil, vit E skin oil blend.
Experts have proved that your sleep position can reveal a lot about your relationship. When you share a bed, your sleep position can be right from spooning to the freedom lover, which will say a lot about what's going on in your relationship. Each individual personality and habit will influence sleeping styles. Sleeping is an intimate act that is typically only shared with your significant other. Try to use it as a meaningful learning moment.
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie: Blend 1c milk, 1c pumpkin puree, 1 banana, 1/4tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg, 1tbsp honey, 1tsp vanilla extract until smooth. Carrot Ginger Smoothie: Blend 2 med carrots, 1tbsp fresh chopped ginger, 1c milk, 1 banana until smooth. You can swap the milk for orange juice and banana for 1/2c plain Greek yogurt.
Baked Pumpkin Fries: Skin a mini pumpkin and cut it into strips. Toss in a bowl with olive/coconut oil and spices (rosemary, oregano, basil, cumin, turmeric). Bake at 350°F until the pumpkin is soft, crispy. Top it off with maple glaze. For vegans, pumpkin puree can serve as an egg substitute in baked goods. Trade 1/4c of pumpkin puree for each egg in the recipe!