ISSUE 1 VOLUME 1
KATY COON being gluten-free healthy & happy
GOOD MORNING YOGA
a quick way to stretch out & wake up
i will save
H A L F of this paycheck.
JUST A SMALL TOWN GIRL ...living in a lonely world, or so they say. Whoever “they” are.
I really am from a small town though, with too many bars, churches and tanning beds to count. As much as I used to despise being from this tiny town I now appreciate being raised there. It taught me to be respectful of others and it also taught me how to work hard. With this sense of pride for my small town and my ability to be a hard working woman the idea of Re: magazine was born. Growing up in such a sheltered town has increased my poor eating habits. My family is very set in their ways and frankly are scared of the change that is to come. They say things like, “it’s always those hoity-toity rich people going out and ruining the good ole’ American way for the rest of us,” or “can’t they just leave things be?” Things like this cause me to ask myself how to teach them to become healthier without taking over their lives or seeming like a nuisance. My friends, family and I are all in need of a way to change our lives to a more sustainable one and Re: is a way to make that transition run as smooth as possible. THANKS FOR READING,
spring 2013 refuel -FITNESS & HEALTH WAKE UP// Morning Yoga STRESSED// How Stress Effects your Body
REFRESH// Detoxifying your Life OUR CHOICE // Our Favorite Products
MONEY SAVER// Beauty Products ECO FRIENDLY// Cleaning Products SOCIAL MEDIA// People to Follow DON’T FORGET// 10 Things to Remember
KATY// Living a Gluten Free Lifestyle DENISE// 100 Allergies & Counting
I will save half of my paycheck I will not skip yoga class I will not eat those fries Lulu Lemon, Do more of what you love Being on sale is no reason You being lazy isn’t an excuse Bonnaroo Festival 2013
– ERNEST HEMINGWAY
"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
is for ambitious women, living in Indiana or the surrounding area, who are looking to live a healthy and full filling life on a budget. Re: will allow a woman to make an easy and fun transition into a healthy and sustainable life.
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Thank you all!
Without all of you re: wouldn’t have come to life. You were all my inspiration for becoming a healthier young woman & I just wanted to make sure i had a place in here to thank you for all of your help & inspiration. Also, a big THANK YOU to Sam Crone!
CONTRIBUTORS KYLEE CRESS THE EDITOR I carried this amazing little bundle of joy for 15 weeks.
SAM CRONE WRITER/PHOTOG
WHAT COUNTRY WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?:
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?: sarcastic,
FAVORITE BOOK?: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
WHAT’S YOUR LIFE MOTTO?: hurry up and slow down
WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND?: I feel
colby cheese pretty much everyday of my life.
Best friend & soulmate. My co-editor for this masterpiece.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?: Jovial,
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MOTTO?: Live and learn
INSPIRATION The model & constant reassurance.
KARLA WILSON INSPIRATION Photographer & the constant reminder to have fun.
FAVORITE ON THE GO SNACK?: I would eat
Germany, 100%, well maybe Canada.
grounded yet relentless.
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE?: Vinyasa Yoga
FAVORITE ON THE GO SNACK?: grapes
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?: independent, optimistic and easy going
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS?: artistic, energetic, outgoing
WHAT COUNTRY WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?: Spain
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?:
Watching girly movies that will make me cry
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE?: running and
EXERCISE?: hula hooping FAVORITE QUOTE?: happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in perfect harmony.
FAVORITE FORM OF
THE Woman in the raw
AN ECCENTRIC WOMAN – WHO IS EDUCATED AND CAREER DRIVEN – WHO OCCASIONALLY HAS A FEW DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS – DANCES LIKE MAD WHEN ANYTHING WITH A GOOD BEAT IS ON THE RADIO – SINGS AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE ROLLED DOWN – NEVER SAYS NO, AND ALWAYS TAKES ON TOO MUCH – IS LEVEL HEADED, BUT THEN AGAIN IN OVER HER HEAD – THIS GIRL WANTS TO COOK BUT CAN NEVER FIND THE TIME – SHE HAS A BUCKET LIST THE SIZE OF HER FULL STACK OF HARRY POTTER BOOKS – SHE IS ALWAYS LAUGHING THE HARDEST AND LOVING THE RE: MAGAZINE
MOST – SHE CARES ABOUT THE EARTH AND WANTS TO DO ANYTHING SHE CAN TO SAVE ITS BEAUTY – THIS GIRL IS THE TYPE OF GIRL WHO NEVER LOSES SIGHT OF HER GOALS BUT REFUSES TO COMPLETELY GROW UP – SHE IS A LOVER, NOT A FIGHTER, UNLESS YOU HURT ANYONE SHE CARES ABOUT – SHE’S WITTY AND LOYAL AND WILL NEVER LET YOU SEE HER CRY – THIS GIRL IS RAW AND LAYS EVERYTHING OUT THERE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE – THIS IS HER TIME TO TAKE CARE OF HERSELF AND ALL SHE LOVES ABOUT THE WORLD – NOW IS THE TIME FOR HER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
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i will not
SKIP yoga class.
HEALTH & FITNESS
HEALTH & FITNESS
Good morning Yoga Routine
This is a 10-15 minute morning sequence designed to wake up the body and target all of the places that might need a little extra space and life breathed into them after a night of sleep. words & photos: jennifer jarrett
2 3 1 Sundial Salutation
Chest to Thighs with Interlaced Hands
Stand at the back of your yoga mat with your feet together and carefully bow forward, hinging from your hips and not your low back. Reach your hands behind your back and interlace your fingers, pressing the palms together. Bend your knees and press your chest into and down your thighs, keeping your neck long. Hold for five breaths.
With feet hip-distance apart, fold forward and place your hands on your elbows. Bring your torso toward the outside of the right leg and open your chest so that your left elbow points up toward the sky. Moving like a sundial, lead with your left elbow and slowly come up the right side, reaching up at the top and then continue to lower down the left side, keeping the chest open and the shoulders down. Repeat 3 times on each side.
From Downward Facing Dog lift your right leg all the way up to the sky behind you. Keeping the arms very strong, bend your right knee and stack your right hip over your left, opening up the hip, groin and thigh. Gently press the left heel down into the earth, being mindful to keep that heel from splaying out to the side.
4 5 7 6 8
Low Lunge Variation
Easy Lunge Twist
With your right toes pointing straight ahead and the outer edge of the right foot parallel to the outer edge of the mat, lower your left knee down to the earth. Place your hands on top of your right thigh or reach them up to the sky. Soften the tailbone down and draw the low belly off of the thigh. Stay here for five breaths allowing the right heel to energetically draw back and the left hip to energetically move down and forward towards the right heel.
Step your right foot to the outside of your right hand so that your right foot is closer to the right edge of the mat. Turn your toes out to a 45 degree angle (like 10:00). Keep the left knee lifted and press the thigh up towards the sky. Press down into the earth with the left hand and open the right arm up towards the sky. Stay here for at least five breaths.
With toes tucked, lower down onto your elbows and forearms. Keeping the hips in line with the shoulders and your knees off of the ground, stack your shoulders over your elbows, which should be no wider than shoulders distance apart. Keep the back of the thighs pressing up towards the sky, while guiding the heels back and the heart forward. Maintain a strong core and hold here for 30 seconds.
Tuck the back toes under and spin the left heel down so that the heels are more or less in line with each other. Pressing down through the outer edge of the left foot, begin to straighten your right leg. Engage both legs and consider stacking your left hip over your right. Slide your right hand as far up your right leg as you need to so that you are not collapsing anywhere. Open the left arm up towards the sky, reaching out through the left fingertips.
Malasana - Yogi Squat
Separate your feet a little bit further apart, maybe even as wide as your mat. Turn your toes out slightly. Bend your knees and lower your hips down towards the earth. Bring your hands to prayer in front of your heart and allow the elbows to gently guide the knees and thighs open, keeping length in the spine. Engage mula bandha to experience a greater sense of lightness. Stay here for at least five full breaths.
Repeat everything on the second side. 9
HEALTH & FITNESS
Stress Effects words: kate ledger
photos: courtney iliff
orrying about being able to pay the bills? The babysitter canceled—again? Situations like these are the modern-day equivalent of being attacked by a sabertoothed tiger, and our bodies rev up to face the threats, says Paul J. Rosch, MD, president of the American Institute of Stress. Chronic stress can lead to a whole host of physical and emotional problems. Plus, women often have stronger stress reactions than men, says David Rakel, MD, director of integrative medicine at the University of Wisconsin, maybe because the area where emotions are processed in our brains is larger. Even more of a reason to ID your stress and learn to let it go.
Researchers once blamed tension headaches on tight muscles in the face and neck. But now they think that stress-induced fluctuations in neurotransmitters—like serotonin and endorphins— also activate pain pathways in the brain, leading to headaches. In either case, ouch!
Just 10 minutes a day of mindful relaxation—like deep breathing or meditation—can ease the muscle tension that can trigger a headache, says Lisa Corbin, MD, medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Colorado Hospital. Try this: Sit in a quiet place, and close your eyes. Take a deep breath through your nose, and let it fill your abdomen; hold it for 5 seconds, then exhale. Studies have shown that simple, deep-breathing exercises like this reduce blood pressure and promote a sense of well-being.
A bad day really can go straight to your face: Chronic-stress hormones can increase oil production in skin glands. The result can be blemishes or full-blown acne. The Chinese tradition of drinking hot water with lemon helps detoxify your skin, says Susan Ciminelli, founder of Susan Ciminelli Day Spa in New York City. Also try slowly rubbing a dry loofah up your body, starting from the ankles. This helps blood circulate and is invigorating and calming, Ciminelli says.
Sometimes that pain in the neck from the office goes home with you in the form of sore, stiff muscles. After tensing up all day,
MIND & BODY trigger points within the muscles can go into tiny spasms and cause intense neck cramps, integrative-medicine expert David Rakel, MD, says. Massage—from hot stones to ischemic-compression therapy, during which trigger points are probed— can help relax tight muscles in your neck or upper back, says Dr. Rakel. Or try Kneipp hydrotherapy:Sit in bathwater that’s as cold as you can tolerate, then warm up the water; alternate between cold and hot three to four times while soaking. You can also take a cold shower or splash cold water on sore muscles for 10 to 60 seconds; the dramatic change in temperature may constrict and open blood vessels, removing toxins like lactic acid and improving blood supply and lymph flow, Dr. Rakel says. A recent study also showed that cold-water therapy can reduce fibromyalgia pain.
PERIOD PROBLEMS AND INFERTILITY
If you can’t stop yawning, it’s probably because you’ve spent hours in bed ruminating instead of sleeping. “There are wake-promoting regions of the brain that get stimulated by anxious thoughts,” says psychologist Stephanie Silberman, PhD, a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and author of The Insomnia Workbook. Too many restless nights, and your days will be shot— memory is impaired and you may feel more irritable and moody. If stress is keeping you awake, practice “thought stopping,” says Silberman. “Picture an actual stop sign every time you start worrying.” Progressive muscle-relaxation is another anti-insomnia technique: Beginning at your toes, tighten the muscles in that area, hold for 5 seconds, then release; continue with each muscle group, going up the length of your body. Breathe calmly throughout the exercise.
Bad cramps? No period? The reproductive system is ground zero for stress in many women, says Anne Nedrow, MD, medical director of women’s primary care and integrative medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University’s Center for Women’s Health. “Sometimes it starts when young women go off to college and have excessive bleeding or don’t bleed at all,” she says. There’s also a strong mind-body connection that can interfere with fertility and sexual function, Dr. Nedrow says. Acupuncture can help regulate periods, diminish pain, and improve pregnancy and birth rates in women having in vitro fertilization. “It’s thought to unblock certain energy pathways,” says Dr. Nedrow. Stress could be causing that upward tick in the numbers on your scale. Some studies suggest that our stressed-out bodies are becoming immune to the continuous secretion of adrenaline. Instead of burning more calories, our hyped-up systems produce more cortisol, a stress hormone that encourages the storage of fat. Add to that the fact that “some women overeat in times of stress,” says Los Angeles– based registered dietitian Deborah A. Klein, author of the forthcoming book The 200 Foods That Will Save Your Life. The stress-plus-increased-eating combo is like putting out a welcome mat for fat. Instead of snacking on junk food the next time you’re under pressure,take a good brisk walk. Studies say exercise relieves stress and burns calories.
Stress weakens the immune system and worsens chronic conditions like asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes,
says Robin Molella, MD, a preventive medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. Laughing your way through shows like I Love Lucy or Saturday Night Live may hike your body’s natural disease-fighting cells or relieve tightness in your chest. Even “fake” laughter has been shown in brain scans to work, Dr. Molella says.
Your too-heavy purse could, indeed, be causing your sore shoulders—but hunching over the computer or phone could also be the culprit. This position wreaks havoc on your posture and makes your head jut forward, creating an SOS situation for shoulder and back muscles. Relax your shoulders and open your chest with a classic yoga stretch, says Jessica Bellofatto, owner of YogaShanti in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Stand with right arm raised over your head, bend arm so elbow is pointing upward and right hand reaches behind your head. Extend left arm sideways, then lower it and reach upward behind your back; try to touch fingers together (as shown). Repeat stretch with left arm on top.
We walk too fast, we pace, we cram our feet into high heels and shoes a size too small—no wonder 8 out of 10 women say their feet hurt. The really bad news: Sore feet make it harder to stand up to the stresses attacking the rest of your body. In the right hands (a reflexologist’s, to be exact), a foot rub can actually help heal a variety of stress disorders, from migraines to back pain, research shows. Rub under the base of the toes to calm the head, the ball of the foot to relax the chest, and the middle of the foot to soothe the abdominal area, says reflexologist Mara Nicandro, director of Therapeutic Massage of Texas.
“A BAD DAY REALLY CAN GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR FACE ... THE RESULT CAN BE FULL-BLOWN ACNE” – LISA CORBIN, MD. 11
i will not
LIFESTYLE look like a cow? Stop eating one. Ever wonder why America is the fattest country in the world, with girls menstruating at a younger age then anywhere else? Perhaps it has to do with the fact that we feed cows growth hormones, and then eat them. If they make cows big, imagine what they do to us.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER
D E TOX I F Y YOUR LIFE words: kylee cress
QUIT SHAKIN' THAT SALT SHAKER
Want to lose your belly bloat? Sit-ups aren't gonna do it for you, girl. In Lose Bloat Instantly- Sneaky Sodium Hidden in Your Diet I discuss how the number one thing you can do for a flat stomach is kick the salt out of your diet. And not just in the saltshaker, but hidden in sauces, cold-cuts, packaged foods, restaurant dishes, almost everywhere! Consider salt that frenemy who is secretly trying to make you fat, like Lindsay Lohan to Regina in Mean Girls.
STOP EATIN' SWEETS
Sorry suga, but the sugar has got to go. We have a cocaine-like addiction to
photos: karla wilson
sugar- in fact, researchers have found that the white powder is just as addictive as the other white powder! Read my article Sugar as Addictive as Cocaine so you can be weened off this drug for a more svelte bod.
BYE BYE ALCOHOL.
In What to Know Before Gettin' Your Drink On I break down the calories you consumed at the club last night while you were breakin' it down. FYI: You may have well eaten two cheeseburgers with the amount of calories you consumed in vodka-cranberries.
I tell you why our obsession with "getting enough protein" has actually made us turn massive. Donâ€™t wanna
Pretend you were a landlocked fish who was finally just released into the ocean (bad analogy?) Water helps flush fat, purify the body, relieve constipation, stimulate the kidney and digestive system and relieve dry skin. Drink at least 3 liters of water a day and try refilling your water bottle with filtered water from a Brita Water Filter (this is the one I use) rather than wasting all that plastic from individual water bottles. (It's the environment people, we all share it!)
KNOW YOUR CRAVINGS
If you love anything salty or have an undying sweettooth, it's actually your body telling you what vitamins you are deficient in. Instead of indulging in junk, get your body the correct nutrients it is deprived of. Not sure what your body wants (besides cheese fries?) Read What Your Cravings Mean to hear your body out.
Ordering a Pumpkin-Spice Latte does not mean you've just consumed a vegetable. And ordering a Chai-tea one.. actually has no real Chai in it. In Why Your Starbucks Drink Order Is Actually Making You Fat I bombard you with the difficult truth- no matter how cute you look with that Christmas Starbucks cup, you're getting pounds away from your bikini bod. Starbucks isn't the only
MEET YOUR 3 NEW BEST FRIENDS LEMON is basically a
detox present wrapped in a yellow peel. Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting, lemon naturally detoxifies the body, stimulating digestion and cleansing the liver. Bet you didn't know it also helps abandon acne, abolish anxiety and fight fatigue. Squeeze, please!
GINGER is also a super-
food for its ability to stimulate circulation, aid digestion and cleanse the body of toxins. Sipping ginger tea is a great way to relieve your belly after overeating, plus ginger's spicy kick curbs cravings for other sweet additives.
CUCUMBER a favorite
of all beauty experts around the world. This green veggie is a fabulous diurectic, which removes bloat and puffiness from your belly, the same way it relieves inflammation when places on your eyelids. It aids in weight loss by encouraging the elimination of waste in your body and is favored as the perfect weightloss snack due to its low caloric count and high water content.
culprit. Caffeine causes sugar cravings by triggering a surge in your insulin secretion, which stimulates cells in your body to absorb more glucose aka sugar.
DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE lululemon
contributors favorite little things words: kylee cress
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BURT’S BEES RADIANCE NIGHT CREAM
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YES TO CUCUMBERS SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
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CLINIQUE’S PORE REFINING SOLUTIONS
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EOS LIP BALM
The Evolution of smooth’s lip balm is 95% organic and 100% natural lip balm. It’s also not tested on animals!
$29.00 at Sephora
THE PRESENT BY PHILOPOSHY
Philosophy’s the present is a clear makeup that camouflages fine lines, wrinkles and pores. It gives skin an airbrushed look.
$16.95 at Lush
ULTRA BLAND BY LUSH
Lush’s Ultra Bland facial cleanser is a fantastic makeup remover and makes your skin astonishingly smooth. It is also said to cure Roseaca.
BURT’S BEES SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Burt’s Bees pomegranate & soy volumizing shampoo & conditioner leaves a lot of shine and volume to lifeless hair. It reduces frizz and is very nourishing.
katy coon living the gluten-free lifestyle
words: Kylee Cress
photos: Sam Crone
Katy Coon was on the gluten-free diet before it was cool. But to Katy, it was never really cool. When she turned 17, Katy learned that her stomach was missing enzymes crucial for the digestion of gluten. Gluten is a specific complex of proteins that form when wheat is mixed with a liquid. Put simply, she had an allergy to gluten. After five years of cans and cannots and many digestive disasters later, Katy is living a happy and healthy gluten-free lifestyle.
In layman’s terms, how do you describe gluten intolerance? It means I’m a pain in the ass, all of the time. I can’t have anything good to eat like everyone else can. No loaves of bread, or donuts or cookies or anything with wheat in it. It has to be special and it doesn’t taste half as good. What do you mean by special? It has to be gluten free; rice flour, corn, anything that’s not wheat flour. It’s so expensive. You’re in college right now. How do you manage to pay for gluten-free food. I buy food that naturally doesn’t have gluten in it. I eat a lot of vegetables, fruit, cottage cheese and corn tortillas. I don’t buy the specialty products that are made gluten free. That’s a very extensive list; everything must have made you sick before you were diagnosed as gluten intolerant. Tell me how you figured out what you could and couldn’t eat. It started when I was in high school, after everything I ate I would get sick because gluten is in everything and I had no idea. I was just eating like I normally do and it was getting worse and worse. I started losing a lot of weight and had an upset stomach all the time and my parents were telling me it was stress but I wasn’t that stressed out. I went to my doctor, who sent me to my gastrologist. He did a stomach biopsy and that’s how I found out. The whole process took about a year. Wow, a year? How did you deal with that, you must have lost a lot of weight?
I got down to 98 pounds, I was thin and sick. I was obviously anorexic to everybody. Toward the end I just stopped eating at school because I would get sick and have to go to the bathroom, which is embarrassing. [laughing] My French teacher told the office that she didn’t think I was eating because I had a box of cereal I was eating out of in class and she told me it looked like I hadn’t eaten in awhile. How did change your lifestyle and habits? At first it was really hard. I went from not looking at nutrition labels at all to having to look at everything. My doctor gave me a list of food to avoid, which was pretty much everything. It was just a long process to figure out what I could or couldn’t eat. I had to pretty much transform into a corn and rice diet. Do you know how common this allergy is or do you know anyone else that is gluten intolerant? It can be genetic, my grandma has a tolerance to gluten but it’s not as bad as mine. I think a lot of people do it as a diet. I think it’s a fad, it sounds stupid I think people should focus more on fruits and vegetables and whole grains and not just gluten free. There are bigger battles to fight. … or cheaper ones. It’s in so many things, and not necessarily bad things. I can’t imagine making people have to work around something like cutting gluten out just for a diet because it’s annoying to have to say: “Sorry, I can’t eat that.” Do you ever think of it as a blessing in disguise? No.
You would definitely take back having this allergy if you could? Yes. It would save me a lot of money.
So, If you could take back the fact you are gluten intolerant what would stick with you?
I wouldn’t eat sandwich bread I’m not really interested in having that. I don’t miss that at all. That’s pretty much it though. It’s frustrating more than anything. You can’t just go through a drive through like everyone wants to do.
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What food do you miss the most?
Adele - Chasing Pavements Mumford & sons - The cave KERI HILSON - Pretty girl rock Pink! - Fuckin’ perfect Angels and airwaves - Sirens Avril lavigne - What the hell kesha - Get in line john mayer - Your body is
Donuts. I really miss donuts. I haven’t had one in a long time. The other night I had a dream about a Baconator, from Wendy’s. My whole dream was me eating a Baconator, that’s all. Wow, you are a college student that can’t eat donuts, pizza or beer? How do you deal? It sucks actually because when people offer you a beer and you have to turn it down you feel like there is something wrong with you, and there is. It’s not like a “no thank you” it’s a “no, thank you, I can’t.” How do you stay fit? Do you think exercise is important? Yeah, I’ve always considered myself to be healthy. I like Pilates a lot and I go to that a couple times a week. I love running, especially when it’s nice out. Do you think being gluten intolerant has made you healthier? I think it has definitely made me healthier, I eat more fruits and vegetables, I am more aware of what is in food now.
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for a 6-pack at Walgreens
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100 ALLERGIES counting words: kylee cress photos: sam crone
enise Crone is allergic to just about â€Ś everything. When I asked her to name all of her allergies, she had to check the list on her phone to name them all But, she has spotted the silver lining in her allergies and sheâ€™s determined that they wont hold her back and to keep others informed of what they might not know.
Dealing with her allergies has been a long bumpy road. Denise learned when she was a child that she was allergic to the glue in shoes, so she has to wear white socks to keep her feet as sterol as possible. Her allergy to latex ended her career in nursing and bee stings will land her back in the
DENISE hospital. It is common for her skin to breakout in rashes. One allergic reaction caused her hands and feet to blister and peel down to one layer skin. “Even the smallest bump would cause my skin to break open,” Denise recalled. But the 55-year-old electrician doesn’t let her allergies hold her back. “I love hiking with my husband and dog. We go on little adventures to find waterfalls,” Denise said. She keeps an EpiPen and inhaler handy since she allergic to hundreds of things outside. Her allergies have taught me simplicity. “I’ve never worn she can’t wear makeup, scented cosmetics or synthetically dyed clothing, said Denise.” “I’m always the first one ready,” she said laughing. In fact it is the scented cosmetics that get the best of Denise. “At work my girlfriends and I used to walk on our breaks. Two of us would walk in front and two in the back; I was always in the back. The two in the front were on smell-patrol. If there was any fumes or from a person, machine or spill the two in front would usually catch wif of it before it would hit me and then they would tell me to hold my breath or we would head a different direction. If there was one thing she wished people would take change, is the amount of strong scented perfumes that people wear. “People just don’t know how much they might be causing an asthma attack for someone else,” she said. It’s hard to prevent asthma attacks when I have not control over who I encounter.” She believes that being allergic to multiple things has really brought light to a lot of unnatural products. “It’s amazing what you learn from labels when you are really looking,” she said. She’s an advocate for DIY cleaners and natural cosmetics. “I wish everyone looked at labels, everyone would be much better consumers if everyone did.”
Denise’s allergy list:
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penicillin, morphine, latex melon broccoli lactose disinfectants molds cats and dogs motor oils dust mites trees grasses bees
• including indoor/ outdoor, food & drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies. • Allergy prevalence overall has been increasing since the early 1980s across all age, sex and racial groups.
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SALE is no reason.
QUICK & EASY words: rebecca d. dillon photos: amy nadine
Have you ever wanted to try out all of the home remedies and do it yourself products? Well here’s your chance! Try out these six products we found on Pinterest using materials you most-likley already have in your homes!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 2 tablespoons of olive oil DIRECTIONS: To give your hair a conditioning treatment, massage about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into your hair & scalp. The amount you’ll use should vary depending on the length & thickness of your hair. And remember to massage it in well – the massaging feels really nice on your scalp, but is also important to the treatment, as massage stimulates helps promote
a healthy scalp. Next, take a warm, damp towel and wrap it around your head and treated hair (“turban” it). Leave it on for about 30-45 minutes. This allows the olive oil to work into your hair to have the full effect. Finally, rinse out the olive oil with shampoo. This might take a few shampoo-ings (when I tried it, it took 2 rounds.) Give your hair further rest by allowing it to air dry, if you have the time.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Teaspoon of nutmeg 2 tablespoons of honey Teaspoon of cinnamon DIRECTIONS: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg. The consistency should be like a thick paste. After it’s all mixed, apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Wash it off with warm water, scrubbing softly in circular motion for exfoliation. HOW TO USE: Before you begin, it’s always a good idea to do a small test with homemade mixes on your skin to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction to any ingredients. So remember to do a quick patch test on sensitive skin, like that on the inside of your wrist, before applying this mask to your face.
HOMEMADE LIP STAIN
PEEL-OFF MASK WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Egg white Thin Tissue Brush DIRECTIONS: Beat the egg white slightly Apply thr egg mixture to your face Place thin tissue on your egg white brush face and pat gently Apply another layer of egg white over the thin tissue Leave it until it is completely dry Gently peel off the tissue in upward direction Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 3 Blackberries 1 Raspberry 3 Pomegranate Seeds 1/2 teaspoon edible oil Fork or Sifter to drain small 5-gram Pot/Jar with screw top from any craft store DIRECTIONS: Mash the blackberries and raspberry in the bowl thoroughly with the back of your spoon. Add the pomegranate juice into the mixture by individually squeezing them between your thumb and index
BODY SCRUB WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Coarse brown sugar Sugar Honey Olive oil Fresh lemon juice DIRECTIONS: Mix together a 1/2 cup of coarse brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey, a dab of olive oil and 1/4 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. HOW TO USE: Apply all over your body and then rinse The scrub not only smells delicious, but leaves your skin feeling ultra-smooth.
fingers over the bowl. Pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir everything together with your spoon. Finish by draining the liquid from the mixture into your small portable jar. HOW TO USE: Use your fingers, a lip brush or a Q-tip. It’ll only be good for a few days so refrigerate it for longevity. Have fun with it and even try different fruits (acai berries, cherries, etc)! You can play with the ratios of each fruit to customize your desired shade but you’ll get the most color payoff from the blackberries.
LIP SCRUB WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 teaspoon of olive oil DIRECTIONS: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of sugar together. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and mix well. Add 1 teaspoon of Vaseline or softened shea butter and mix well. Spoon into a container and use within 1-2 weeks. HOW TO USE: Take a dime size amount of scrub and rub gently onto dry lips. Gently rub until some of the sugar has dissolved.
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OXYGEN BLEACH (OXYCLEAN) LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT
3 tablespoons Borax 3 tablespoons washing soda 2 tablespoons Dawn dishwashing liquid
Put these ingredients in a one gallon jug Pour 4 cups boiling water into the jug Swirl until ingredients are dissolved in the liquid. Let liquid cool and fill almost to the top with cold water Use 1/2 to 1 cup per load (depending on how dirty)
ARMPIT STAIN REMOVER 1 teaspoon Dawn dishwashing liquid 2-3 teaspoons hydrogen peroxide 1-2 teaspoons baking soda Using an old toothbrush work the mixture into the stain. Let sit for an hour or so, then launder as usual.
STAIN REMOVER (SHOUT) 2/3 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid 2.3 cup ammonia 6 tablespoons baking soda 2 cups warm water
Mix everything together and pour into a spray bottle. To use: Give bottle a shake. Spray on stains, allow to soak in for a few minutes, then maunder as usual.
1/2 cup washing soda 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide *Makes enough for one load of clothes Add to washing machine along with laundry detergent Agitate for a few minutes, then let it soak for a couple of hours (or overnight).
FABRIC SOFTENER 6 cups water 3 cups white vinegar 2 cups conditioner
Mix water, vinegar and hair conditioner in a one gallon container: stir. Do not shake it. It will cause foaming. Use the same amount you normally use in a rinse cycle or spritz it on a wash cloth and throw in dryer.
POWDERED LAUNDRY DETERGENT 3 bars Fels Naptha soap, grated 1 box borax 1 box washing soda 2 cups baking soda 2 containers of oxygen bleach 1-2 containers of Purex fabric softner crystals Mix everything together. Use 2 tablespoons per load. Source: Pinterest.com
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