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I found this article 
written by Express contributor Megan Zatko
and think I might try some of these ideas out.
… Why It Works:  A ground avocado pit is abrasive enough to break down calluses, while the fruit’s rich flesh contains essential oils that nourish the skin.
… You’ve Been Warned:  This recipe takes time to prepare, but the results are worth it.
…What You’ll Need:
  • 2 avocados (one for pit, and one ripe one for fruit)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

…What to Do:  Dry out an avocado pit for a few days, then break it into several pieces with a hammer or cooking mallet.  In a spice mill, coffee grinder or food processor, grind down the pit to make a gritty meal.

Scoop out second avocado and place skin aside.  Mash the avocado fruit with the cornmeal, 1/4 cup of ground avocado pit and sea salt.
Gently message the mixture into your feet in a circular motion, starting with the toes and working up to the ankles.  Rinse with warm water.
Finally, take the inside of the avocado skin and rub the heel and any other callused areas.  Your skin will look green at first (don’t worry, it won’t stain).  Keep messaging for five to 10 minutes or until it no longer feels abrasive.   Do not rinse off until your next shower.
… Why It Works:  Lemon’s citric acid closes pores and keeps skin’s PH levels in check, while honey’s enzymes and nutrients add an antibacterial factor to zap zits and moisturize.
…You’ve Been Warned:  There’s a serious sticky factor, so make sure your hair is tightly pulled back.
…What You’ll Need:
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 fresh lemon

…What to Do:  Squeeze the juice from the lemon and remove any seeds.  Mix in honey and apply to damp face.  Message into skin for several minutes, then rinse with warm water.

  • De-Puff Eyes:  Put two thick raw potato slices over eyes for 10 minutes.  The potato’s potassium and vitamin c should zap under-eye circles.
  • Smooth Dry Hands:  Mix 1/4 tsp of olive oil and 1/4 tsp of sugar and massage into the back of hands.  The oil will soften skin, while the sugar will slough off dead, scaly cells.
  • Body Scrub:  Mix equal parts honey and brown sugar.  Brown sugar is gentler than granulated sugar.
If you try any of these ideas, PLEASE let me know what you think!
Share your DIY beauty tips with me.


Ok, so think about this…
  • TOMATO  :: Like our heart it has 4 chambers and is the color red.  It also contains lycopene which nourishes the heart and blood.
  • KIDNEY BEANs ::    are shaped like our kidneys.  They heal and maintain kidney function.
  • ONIONS ::   The appearance resembles cells in the body.  They clean out waste material from all cells, i.e. detoxification.
  • SWEET POTATOES ::   They look like the pancreas.   They release sugars gradually into the bloodstream, which is easy on the organ, and helps regulate blood sugar levels.  They are high in antioxidants (beta-carotene) that protects all tissue in the body- including the pancreas- from cancer and aging.


  • CELERY.  RHUBARB.  BOK-CHOY::   These look like bones.  They specifically target bone strength.  Bones are thought to be 23% sodium… these foods contain 23% sodium!  If you become sodium deficient, your body will pull sodium from the bones!


  • CARROTS ::    sliced they look like our eye.  Carrots enhance blood flow to the eyes. The beta-carotene in carrots reduce the risk of developing cataracts & protects against macular degeneration
  • WALNUTS ::    look like the brain.  Scientists claim they help development of over 3 dozen neurotransmitters in the brain… this aids in brain function.  They help ward off dementia and break down plaque associated with Alzheimer’s


  • GRAPES ::     look like the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs where oxygen is passed into the blood.  Grapes are found to reduce the risk of lung cancer & emphysema.  The chemical – proanthocyanidin – in grapes is thought to reduce severity of allergy induces asthma
  • GINGER ::   looks like our stomach.  Helps digest food; calms the stomach; cures nausea and motion sickness.  It also slows down the growth rate of bowel tumors
Involved in reproductive health:
  • AVOCADO ::     looks like the uterus, improves health & function of the uterus.  Helps balance hormones and is thought to prevent cervical cancer.  FACT:  It takes avocados 9 months to grow into maturity.  Sound familiar?
  • FIGS ::   are  full of seeds and hang in twos. They resemble testicles – studies have shown that figs increase the motility of sperm & increase sperm count
I think this is kinda cool to think about. 
 I am not saying that these are the ONLY benefits these foods provide. 

If anything, I hope it opens our minds to the fact we have the power to grow, strengthen and promote healing in our body by selecting real foods. 

So feed your body, not your cravings!
Know that you are making improvements to your body EVERY TIME you choose HEALTHY foods!