6 Natural Ways To Remedy Winter Dry Skin

Winter is a terrible time for many of us with dry skin. Harsh weather and forced air heating can bring on itchiness, dryness, discomfort and even cracked or chapped skin. I’ve tried using so many creams or lotions through the years. Dehydrated skin makes wrinkles and other signs of aging more visible. If you have a similar problem with dry winter skin, let’s discuss natural ways to try and prevent dry skin.

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A Good Diet To Improve Your Immune System

In October I had my annual flu shot. Mid November, I had the latest COVID booster. I slept a lot for several days afterwards. In December, I had the RSV vaccine. Now I’ve been told I should get the new pneumonia vaccine which is highly improved over the old. I want to have these helpful vaccines to try and stay healthy this coming year. I have lots of allergies and almost any illness can lead to a respiratory infection. Most of you have normal immune systems which are amazing. Winter has arrived.  The colder seasons are usually related to an increase in colds and flu. It’s not the temperature that causes illness, but being inside with others that leads to infections.  Today I would like to review ways to improve our immune systems and be healthier this year.

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How To Improve Your Immune System

In October I had my annual flu shot. Mid November, I had the latest COVID booster. I slept a lot for several days afterwards. In December, I will have the RSV vaccine. Now I’ve been told I should get the new pneumonia vaccine which is highly improved over the old. That will be in January. I want to have these helpful vaccines to try and stay healthy this coming year. I have lots of allergies and almost any illness can lead to a respiratory infection. Winter will arrive this month.  The colder seasons are usually related to an increase in colds and flu. It’s not the temperature that causes illness, but being inside with others that leads to the spread of infections.  Today I would like to review ways to improve our immune systems and be healthier in the coming year.

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Organic Cleaning With DIY Cleansers

SAFETY TIP: Never combine ammonia-based cleaners with chlorine bleach or products containing bleach, such as powdered dishwasher detergent. The fumes they’ll create are extremely dangerous. Before doing any mixing, read the product labels first. Always label any bottles of DIY cleaners with all the ingredients inside. In case a child or animal consumes it, it’s important to know the ingredients.

In the past, I have experienced allergic reactions to many commercial cleansers. All contain chemicals that can cause asthma attacks and skin reaction. I have researched and tried many alternative, healthier ways of cleaning. Making your own natural organic (organic meaning made in nature) cleaning supplies is better than buying them because you can control what is used, protect your family,  and save money. Most of the ingredients are right in your pantry.

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Dental Implants Pros & Cons

A good smile makes people approachable and friendly. Problems with your teeth can result in embarrassement and a loss of your smile. When possible, taking good care of your teeth is the single best solution to any dental issues. However, tooth loss can happen, whether it’s due to surgery, an accident, or because the tooth has to be removed. It can feel demoralizing when this happens, until you realize that there are, in fact, solutions, and dental implants are chief among them.

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Autumn Inspirational Printable Letting Go

I’ve mentioned before that I like to surround myself with things that have meaning for me whether it’s a painting by my father, my grandmother’s “ear bobs”, or words from scripture or a hymn. This time of year is perfect for a daily reminder for a healthy outlook on life. Letting go of the past can be difficult. Events like a problem in a close relationship, a perceived failure or bad decision, or a really bad experience can disrupt our lives. Lingering feelings of anger, doubt, grief, or guilt can rob of us of happiness.

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Tips on Grilling Food Safely

Back in April, I shared ideas on reducing food poison and illness with safe food handling in the kitchen. Food safety tips included the 4 steps in food handling:

  1. Clean — Wash hands and surfaces often.
  2. Separate — Don’t cross-contaminate.
  3. Cook — Cook to proper temperatures, checking with a food thermometer.
  4. Chill — Refrigerate promptly.
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