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    For those with VERY dry skin!

    Recipe #206788

    Given to me by a friend when my daughter got pneumonia, this is potent and works very well, so I had better pass it forward! A little info(gleaned from Amazing Health): Grapefruit - high in vitamin C which strengthens the immune system. Grapefruit aids the body in eliminating poisons. The rind of the grapefruit is a natural source of quinine. Orange - high in vitamin C and A. Also contains high amounts of Potassium and a large amount of Calcium and Phosphorus. Known to decrease excess mucus from the head and nose. Useful in cases of respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and also asthma, high blood pressure and rheumatism. Lemon - contains vitamin B, C, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorus. Lemons are a natural antiseptic, helpful in destroying harmful bacteria in infection. Because of its vitamin C content, it acts as an immune system builder. Especially beneficial to the liver, an important organ of elimination. Lemon is also beneficial because it is alkaline forming in the body. Garlic - contains vitamin B,C, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus. Garlic is one of the most beneficial foods for the digestive system and has a positive effect on the lymph system, aiding in the elimination of toxic waste matter in the body. it is also a cleanser of the blood. It is a natural antibiotic and therefore very useful in strengthening the immune system. Onion - contains vitamin A, Thiamine, iron, niacin, and Calcium. Onions have antiseptic qualities. They help drain mucus from the sinus cavities and loosen phlegm. They will also help destroy worms and other parasites in the body. Recommended in cases of asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, and colds. Peppermint Oil - brings oxygen into the blood stream. It cleanses and strengthens the entire body.

    Recipe #285788

    3 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Have a sinus headache or a head cold? Give this a try!

    Recipe #155583

    Perfect for cold and allergy season. You'll sleep like a baby!

    Recipe #94063

    4 Reviews |  By Prose

    Chemical-free! Because Pinesol and Mr. Clean make me gag. Add some essential oils (I like lavender) if you desire a prettier smell. From Vegetarian Times magazine.

    Recipe #320192

    This is a miracle recipe for getting rid of those pesty ants that come every spring and summer. Mix up the solution, pack cotton balls in a jar cover, and put the solution on and they will be gone.

    Recipe #203233

    91 Reviews |  By Bobbin

    This shower cleaner came from an Everyday Cheapskate e-mail, and it is truly magic, as the title states. I just tried it and it got the soap scum off my glass shower door with hardly any scrubbing. It was amazing, as I have tried to clean that door with various products. It is so easy, too. Try it and you will be sold. Be careful because a little bit goes a long way. You need a 24-oz. squirt bottle for this.

    Recipe #434275

    Hi, I am a pediatrician & this is what I recommend to my patients. The alcohol helps dry the canal and the vinegar acidifies it which inhibits bacterial growth. Cheap and easy!

    Recipe #62628

    In Mexico, or Spain for that matter, garlic tea is served up for coughs or colds. People swear by it! The garlic oils inhibit cough and cold microbes, and they are effective decongestants. Lemon juice reduces and thins mucus, which makes it easier to unclog a stuffed up respiratory system. Lemon juice also changes the body's pH, making it less hospitable to viruses and bacteria. Adapted from Prevention magazine.

    Recipe #139436

    7 Reviews |  By Rita~

    You got the sniffles or upset belly, don't reach for a glass of orange juice or that fizzy stuff. That is good, but try pineapple juice instead. It has vitamin C like its orange cousin, but it also has bromelain. Studies have found it is effective in treating upper respiratory conditions and acute sinusitis. The next time you get a cold, make this recipe!contain little or no fat or cholesterol, and provide significant amounts of fiber, digestive enzymes, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium.

    Recipe #159274

    15 Reviews |  By Jen T

    As the title suggests this is an easy remedy for those all round ills that seem to strike when we least need them! This has worked very well for our family this year and I hope it will for you. :) You can also add the juice of a lemon and even the skin chopped as well if you like for added vit C. I do sometimes :)

    Recipe #76526

    One of the first signs of liver disfunction is emotional difficulty related to anger: impatience, frustration, resentment, violence, belligerence, rudeness, edginess, arrogrance, stubbornness, aggression and an impulsive and explosive personality. Depression, mood swings as well as excessively emotional in general are liver-related. Tiredness, dark circles under eyes, poor digestion and dull skin are also symptoms of poor liver function. Try this detox recipe!

    Recipe #198678

    A great home remedy prescribed by my ear, nose & throat specialist for sinus headaches, congestion, colds, and allergies. The salt water clears the "gunk" out. The baking soda soothes irritated membranes, and the glycerine soothes and moisturizes.

    Recipe #70486

    8 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Great as a deep cleanser for acne. Aids fast healing without scarring. Honey is an antibiotic. Bacteria cannot live in honey. Extremely nourishing, aids fast healing without scarring. Helps in rejuvenating the skin leading to the elimination of fine wrinkles. Great moisturiser.

    Recipe #112019

    Originally posted 12/01/2005: These are what I made for my DH when he was gong through 8 months worth of chemo. He'd lost a lot of weight and it was one of the few things he could keep down. I'd mix up a batch every couple of days and store them in wide-mouth drink containers (Rubbermaid makes a good one) in the fridge. That way he could get them as desired. One batch would last him a day or two, and it is much, MUCH more palatable than some of those nasty liquid nutritional supplements you can buy at the store. A couple of cautions: First, if you are using this for someone with a compromised immune system (like someone going through chemo), DON'T ever use honey. It naturally contains botulism spores. While folks with fairly normal immune systems can handle it with no problem, it can wreak havoc on the young (less than two years old), the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Secondly, I wouldn't announce real loudly that this smoothie contains tofu. My DH drank these with relish (for months) til the day he found out they had tofu in them. After that, he pretty much refused to drink them. Which was ridiculous, but...(shrug). Tofu is an excellent source of protein and picks up the flavor of whatever you're mixing it with. I highly suggest getting the hermetically sealed tofu (Mori-Nu is an excellent brand) as it doesn't have the strong flavor as do some of the ones packaged in water. I prefer the Mori-Nu Silken Extra-Firm because it thickens the smoothie and gives it a nice "body" without having to mess with extra thickeners. For the protein powder, try to find a brand that contains at least 20 grams of protein and no more than 20 grams of carbs per serving. The fruits and amounts in this are approximate, limited only by your imagination and taste. A good blender or food processor is a must for this recipe. Don't run the yogurt through the blender, as it contains acidophilus, a "good" bacteria that is very helpful for the intestinal tract. Kinda hard for the little guys to help if they get their brains smashed out in the blender, though... ;) Servings are approximate; it depends on how thick/thin you want it and what you add. As I recall, it makes approximately 6-8 cups smoothie. _______________The following was added 01/18/2008:__________________ Another 'Zaar member (Sandrasothere) asked, "Other than moral support, what do people who go through chemo need the most?" The following was DH's reply...he talked, I typed. It was so profound, so sensitive and it helped me understand (a little better) what he'd been through. I thought I'd share for those interested in helping their loved ones through a tough time: I know the next few paragraphs helped me understand his experience better... He said," I don't know. Sometimes you're so low, there's nothing anybody can do but carry you for awhile...physically, not mentally. She's trying to be brave; she has needs that she doesn't even KNOW she needs yet. So be vigilant, pay close attention to her without being annoying about it and try my wife's recipe. Mainly, you have to keep your strength up. And your sense of humor. You'll die without your sense of humor. You're afraid that this will change you. So you try very, very hard to do the things you've always done and be the person you want to be. You're worried about becoming someone else. My way of dealing with it was to go through the treatments, get through the difficulties as expediently as possible and try not to spend a lot of time dwelling on it; just get on with my life. Because as they say, you die the same way you live...you are yourself. It slowly becomes more difficult as you go along...it grinds you down mentally and physically. It's important to keep milestones. I had a treatment every other week for eight months. After treatment that week would be more or less useless and then the following week I would begin to improve somewhat and be more useful. It's important to find something useful to do that you care about...find some meaning. I produced, recorded and mixed a [music] album during those months. The band was very sensitive and flexible. They would start labeling the production weeks as "Good Weeks" and "Bad Weeks"...if it was a good week, we'd get something done...if not, we'd lay off. It meant a lot to me to have a big project like that to do that they were willing to let me work on. It made me feel like I was still worth something even when I felt worthless because of my condition. Try to follow her lead. It's good to encourage her to have a positive outlook. Try not to push anything because it's difficult on levels that are really hard to describe to someone that hasn't been through it. Treatment affects the chemical makeup of your brain and you tend to do something I call "flat-lining". You don't have any highs and lows anymore...you don't get any brain yummies because it strips that away. It's a very strange sensation...sometimes it's hard to have enthusiasm about things. Not to mention feeling sick quite a bit. It's nice to get visits from your friends...and it's tough to get visits from your friends, because of the way you look and feel...or [you feel] that they may be pitying you or feeling like it may be the last time they may see you alive. I had a piece of paper with a schedule of my treatments on it...I'd check them off after I went through them. It was important to see the end. She'll need someone to drive her around...at least from treatment, that's for sure. No matter how weird things get for her, and how strange she may seem to you compared to the sister you've known...she's still there. The fog will lift when the treatment's over, and it will be a lot more fun for everyone. Treatment sure beats you up. You do bounce back although for whatever reason you're never really quite the same...but it's not bad. 'Cuz you're here and you get to see your family and live out the rest of your life."

    Recipe #146943

    All natural ingredients. This prevents dehydration caused by vomiting and diarrea. This solution immediately stopped my 2 year old's constant vomiting. Base of recipe obtained from a heath information phone service in the province of Quebec, Canada.

    Recipe #412032

    This is great for injuries and keeping beverages cool.

    Recipe #91931

    This is a quick, simple, and inexpesive way to freshen your home. No toxic chemicals, all natural recipe from another informative website.

    Recipe #151701

    9 Reviews |  By JustaQT

    Essential Oil Room Air Freshener Spray Recipe Make your own essential oil air freshening sprays with this fun and easy recipe! You can bottle this and give it as gifts, or just enjoy using it in your own house every day!

    Recipe #92820

    Cleaning your microwave couldn't get any easier than this!

    Recipe #82412

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