Mix 2 Tbls. cornstarch, 2 Tbls. glycerin, and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Heat in a small pan placed in a water bath
inside another pan. Heat until thick and clear; it will have the consistency of pudding. Do not boil. Cool completely, Use
in place of soap to cleanse your skin. (If mixture is too thick, you may thin it by adding a little water, 1 Tbls. at a time,
until you reach the desired consistency.)
Avoid drinking tea (regular, not herbal varieties) and coffee immediately after meals, as the
tannin present in these interferes in the absorption of iron from the food.
Drink a cup of herbal tea mixed with 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses each day. This provides 80%
of the iron needed in one day.
Foods high in iron: lean beef, lean pork, skinned poultry, shellfish, fish, liver, organ meats, egg yolks,
pinto, kidney, lima, navy, chick peas, black-eyed peas, lentils, split peas, green peas, spinach, kale, collards, beet greens,
chard, broccoli, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, dried peaches, dried apricots, nuts, peanut butter, whole grain breads.
Your body absorbs iron from meats easier than fruits and vegetables. To aid in the absorption of iron from
fruits and vegetables, eat them with a good source of vitamin C.
A daily serving of fresh fish or fish oil capsules helps to give relief of arthritis and other
3-4 walnuts eaten daily, on an empty stomach, will help.
Mix 1 tsp. honey with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and take it at night before going to bed.
Avoid taking aspirin, as this may invoke an asthma attack.
Boil some cinnamon bark in a cup of water. Store it in a clean bottle in your bathroom. Use it
as a mouthwash frequently.
Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, nature's own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and
your breath will remain fresh.
You can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten your breath.
Take a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries and boil them in water (they will fall apart). Cool
and drink. Don't add sugar! This remedy is also useful for people with kidney problems.
Boil 2 figs in 1 cup of water. Drink daily for a month.
Slice a raw onion and place over the bruise. Do not apply this to broken skin.
Here is a delicious recipe for a cold and flu soup: Sauté 6 crushed cloves of garlic in
1 tsp. vegetable oil until golden. Pour in a quart of beef or chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk in
2 egg whites. Beat together 2 egg yolks and 2 Tbls. distilled white vinegar; pour this mixture into the soup. Season with
salt and pepper and top with croutons, if desired.
DAMAGED, DRY HAIR
A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged hair which can be used for all hair types: Separate
the white of an egg from the yolk, whip it to a peak. Add 1 Tbls. water to the yolk and blend until the mixture is creamy.
Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet your hair with warm water, remove the excess moisture, and apply the mixture to
your scalp with your fingertips. Massage gently until the froth is worked into your scalp, then rinse the hair with cool water.
Keep applying the mixture until it is used up and then rinsed until all of the egg is washed away.
Pour distilled white vinegar onto the hair, as close to the scalp as you can manage; massage
into the scalp; and allow to dry for several minutes before washing as usual. Repeat daily until the dandruff disappears,
usually within a few days.
CIRCLES AROUND EYES
Make a paste out of 1 tsp. tomato juice, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, a pinch
of turmeric powder, and 1 tsp. of flour. Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Mix salt with finely powdered rind of lime. Use this as toothpowder frequently.
Soak feet in strong tea for 20 minutes every day
until the smell disappears. To prepare your footbath, brew two tea bags in 2 1/2 cups of water for 15 minutes and pour the
tea into a basin containing two liters of cool water.