Dry and Chapped around the Mouth. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

(Recap) Tips in Action: Dry and Chapped Around the Mouth.

Around the winter time the cold brisk air can be very drying to skin, add the moisture from your mouth and the hot air coming from your breath can cause an unseen condensation around your mouth. This is a terrible combo for the suffers; dry and chapped around the lips and at the corners of the mouth. not only is it sad to see your skin flaking but, it can be quite painful too. Let’s say you’ve already tried a moisturizer and it didn’t work. You then tried olive oil and that helped heal a bit but you still need a little more moisture.

Here’s a tip in action for you. Get an avocado, cut it open and remove the green stuff. Mash it up and add a little bit of olive oil to the mix. Pat some warm water on the dry area, don’t dry. Apply the mixture on the area and let sit for 20 minutes. Put the unused mixture in the refrigerator for next time.

After the 20 minutes rinse off with water only. lightly pat dry with a soft cloth or tissue. If skin starts to feel tight again apply moisturizer or olive oil (doesn’t burn the skin) to skin and let soak in completely. You can repeat this process once a day several times a week till skin heals. The avocado penetrates through several layers of skin appose to other things that only go a couple layers deep.

If the skin burns or is cracked and broken, using an antibiotic cream can prevent infection. Call your doctor if skin becomes red, swollen or broken from being chapped, you may need medical assistance for healing skin.

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Do you Need Iron Supplements? Home Test.

By Tia Cristy

Do you Need Iron Supplements? Home Test.

What is the point of taking iron? Well, iron is one element we can not live without. There are about 12 forms of iron, to help keep your hemoglobin and blood happy. Not every source of iron is absorbed the same way, for everyone. If you have a low reading on your hemoglobin, you maybe diagnosed with iron deficient anemia. Which will result in taking an iron supplement or in drastic cases a blood transfusion.

If you are feeling tired, sluggish, confused, have muscle spasms, a bluish tint to the whites of your eyes or a number of other symptoms, you will want to contact your doctor to have your iron levels tested as soon as possible. Iron deficiency is very serious, if unaddressed.

A great home test, that not many people know about, to self check your iron, is getting a piece of yellow gold, (doesn’t work with white unless you’re extremely deficient). It may seem crazy, but it really works.

Take the gold ring, with the flat of the band, apply a good amount of pressure while you run it down the side of your face. If it leaves noting but just a red mark from where you rubbed it you may be alright, but if you are having symptoms, still call your doctor. But, if it leaves behind a black line, you probably are deficient and are in need of iron. If you can make a black line appear on the arm, you are probably more deficient than you’d expect. So, be sure to contact your doctor to get the level tested asap.

As I said, not all iron absorbs the same way, some people reject certain forms and accept others. If you have a problem with iron absorption, you may have to see a hematologist for iron transfusions. There are many forms and methods for iron, and your doctor can help you achieve the proper results.

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Fill In a Cracked Vase. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: Fill In a Cracked Vase.

Have you ever had a cracked colored, vase, where now that white line is exposed, for all to see?

Have you broken a vase and glued it back together, yet, the white lines are showing the repair?

Here’s tips to camouflage those white crack lines.

With a magic marker, hold the maker in the crack, so the ink will absorb into the porous area.

If the crack is too deep and the marker isn’t getting into the crack, try a nail polish color that is close to the right color.

And, if it’s ready for a face lift all together, make it a fun craft project, by adding new paint, designs and beads.

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This Broccoli Can Help Fight the Start of a Cold. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

(Recap)

Tips in Action: This Broccoli Can Help Fight the Start of a Cold.

In the midst of cold season, what is still the best way to help fight a cold? I’ve always heard feed it. Well, that is true in some ways, because there are certain nutrients that build your immune system and relieve symptoms that a cold can bring.

Garlic is amazing for building the immune system and packed with antioxidants, but most of us don’t want to eat a clove raw, nor do I recommend it. So here’s a great alternative. Sautee up some broccoli in a a garlic sauce, and if you want to add some heat, add a little chilli pepper. Chilli pepper will help clean out the sinuses. Broccoli is full of calcium and vitamin C to help boost the immune system. So, if a cold is coming your way heat up the skillet or if cooking isn’t your thing grab the Chinese take out menu full of great garlic dishes, and feel better soon.

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Shut Off Water Before the Freeze.

By Tia Cristy

Shut Off Water Before the Freeze.

Problem: Hi T, it’s my first winter in a new place. I have a sink in the garage where it’s unheated, do I have to shut that water off before freezing temperatures?

Tip from Tia: Thanks for the question. Before the freeze you most definitely want to shut off water to all outside water, like hoses; making sure water is not still in the pipes by letting all the water run out. Now, as for areas where it’s covered, yet unheated, you want to also shut the water off, unless you have it well insulated.

Turn off the water to the sink and be sure to also empty the water from the trap as well. Standing water can cause the pipe to crack or break.

If you need the outside water or sink during winter months remember to shut it off and winterize the pipes again.

Thanks for reading!

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