Category Archives: Preventative Care using your Environment

EASY GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE

Mango_EMMarshmallow-Mango Salad.  Super easy and super affordable.  Anyone can do this and it can be turned into a breakfast treat too!

Remember those marshmallows you used for the Christmas cocoa recipe?  Well, if you have some left over you can use the rest of them for this recipe.  This saves you even more money.  Really, all you have to do is buy some mango chunks.  If those aren’t available at your local grocery store, you can buy fresh mangos and cut them into cubes.  Super easy, simple and fast! Continue reading

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GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE AND XMAS GIFT IDEA

EM_jarfinalDay 1 – Hot chocolate and marshmallows with a secret ingredient.. Well, it’s not so secret anymore!  This is a great “recipe” because it’s easy, delicious and doubles as a potential last-minute Christmas gift.

I got the Nestle hot cocoa powder, Jell-O vanilla pudding powder and marshmallows at Wal-Mart.  The Mason jars were $2 each at Joann’s, but I used 50% off coupons using the Joann’s app on my iPhone to bring my total
down to $1 each.  I used red ribbon I already had at home and burned the Continue reading


GLUTEN FREE SHOPPING WITH TRADER JOE’S

TJ_EMHere are some starter options for going “Gluten-free:”  (All these products can be found at Trader Joe’s stores and all products are $5 or less!!)

  • Finding gluten-free bread can be a pain, but TJ’s has Udi’s brand bread, including hamburger buns, sliced bread and bagels, all for $5. Continue reading

ECZEMA LINKED TO THYROID?

I was talking to my boyfriend’s mom about the affect the thyroid gland can have on an array of body functions.  She said it can affect your weight, mood, and even your skin.  In three weeks, I’m going to the doctor’s to get a physical and she suggested I have my thyroid checked Continue reading


1ST STEPS TO AN “ECZEMA-PROOF” HOME

Clean, clean, clean! If your home isn’t clean, your skin won’t be happy.  Here are the first few steps you can taking in keeping your environment free of irritants that instigate eczema breakouts.

1) Dusting.  Keep a clean home.  House dust and dust mites Continue reading


WHAT CAUSES ECZEMA?

Eczema begins with genetics, but can “flareup” because of environmental factors.  There are an array of things that can irritate the skin and worsen eczema.

Taking small steps to change your environment is doable.  In another post, 1ST STEPS TO AN “ECZEMA-PROOF” HOME Continue reading