Create the Spa Experience at Home! (<i>cont'd</i>)
Revitalize Your Hair
Essential oils can make invigorating scalp massages; those recommended include rosemary and lavender. To make dry hair shiny and silky, add ¼ ounce of lavender to sixteen ounces of shampoo. For oily hair, add ¼ ounce of lemongrass or rosemary to 16 ounces of shampoo.
To combat dryness of hair and skin from the inside out, eat plenty of cold water fish such as salmon, herring and sardines. Several ounces of freshly ground flax seed or two tablespoons of organic flaxseed oil twice a day will also replenish lost moisture to skin and hair, as well as combat wrinkles and sagging skin.
Rejuvenation from the Inside
Other than the day-to-day pressures of our modern lives, there are a variety of reasons why we burn out and look older than our years. First and foremost is diet. My research shows that anything that causes inflammation in the body accelerates the aging process, negatively affects our appearance, clouds our minds and saps our energy. Although most women and a lot of men don't to want hear this, sugar is the worst culprit. In addition to regular table sugar, this includes all refined carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood sugar such as breads, pastas, potatoes, rice, peas, carrots and corn.
To really restore and rejuvenate the body you need to eliminate or greatly reduce your intake of these carbohydrates and substitute them with high-fiber fresh fruits and vegetables. I also advise maintaining adequate protein intake, along with 8 to10 glasses of water a day.
Enjoy Spa Foods
To help live the rejuvenating spa experience every day consume the foods clinically shown to reduce inflammation, replenish moisture and bring back that youthful glow. These include all of the green vegetables, fresh fruits and lean protein, such as salmon, cod, haddock, halibut, snapper, lean turkey and chicken and soy products.
In addition, treat yourself at least 3 times a week to the Nutritional Face Lift dining experience:
- 6 oz. of grilled wild Alaskan salmon
- Steamed broccoli or squash
- Tossed green salad consisting of dark leafy greens such as Romaine, escarole, Mesclun, etc.
- Salad dressing: extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice
- Dessert: fresh mixed berries or cantaloupe