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MICHIGAN

December 2013

Behealthy ASK THE DENTIST

ALL ABOUT VENEERS

UNDERSTANDING BREAST CANCER MYTHS VS FACTS

Medical Marijuana OPIN ION

REDUCING OBESITY

TIPS TO BE FIT

A SOCIAL, MORAL & MEDICAL DEILMMA

RECIPES

EASY, HEALTHY SNACKS & MEALS


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EDITOR’S LETTER

Editorial Editor-in-Chief Nipa Shah

Welcome to

Michigan Be Healthy Welcome to our first edition of MICHIGAN BE HEALTHY Magazine! With this debut of our new health and wellness magazine, we focus on celebrating LOCAL. In each issue, you will find information to promote mind and body wellness. This magazine also features experts who will answer your everyday questions in various areas of health and wellness. Our goal is to inform, educate and inspire YOU to take action to live a healthier and happier life. We are confident you will find this magazine informative. We hope to inspire you to take action so that you create a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family. We welcome your letters and feedback. And please do let us know what topics and information you’d like us to cover, in future editions, by emailing editor@michiganbehealthy.com. So, please read on, and let us know your feedback. Sincerely,

Nipa Shah, Editor-in-chief, Michigan Be Healthy A Made in Michigan Magazine

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FOOD TIDBITS MONTHLY INFORMATIONAL TIDBITS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

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700%

Percent of the United States Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin A is found in one serving of Sweet Potato. Sweet potatoes are extremely high in calcium, folate, potassium, and betacarotene. The high vitamin A and betacarotene content is a Milligrams of great boost for your potassium found in skin and helps keep it an avocado, almost younger looking. Sweet double the amount in potatoes have low a banana. Avocados glycemic value, which are a great source of also helps in maintaining protein - they contain blood sugar levels.

Grams of protein in a half cup of cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is a great snack and more affordable than meat. You can buy reduced fat versions to keep the calorie count low. It’s also a good source of calcium. Combine with fresh vegetables or make it a low-fat dessert substitute by adding berries or other fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cardamom for flavor.

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4 grams of it! Beyond food, you can use them for repairing damaged hair and moisturizing dry skin.

13,700

The total antioxidant capacity per half cup of small dried red beans. That’s more than an entire cup of blueberries!

10.3

Grams of fiber in every artichoke, which is the highest in any vegetable, per serving. Artichokes can be seasoned with lime, garlic, and black pepper before being baked in the oven for a low-fat snack. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper to spice it up.

100% of your recommended daily intake for the antioxidant Vitamin E is found in almonds. Almonds are a great snack, whether eaten raw or roasted. Raw almonds contain more fiber and are a quick boost after a workout.

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CONTENTS

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DECEMBER 2013

VOLUME 1 • ISSUE 1

THE BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE POMEGRANATE FACIAL TECHNIQUE

REDUCING OBESITY

TIPS TO BE FIT

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA OPINION: A SOCIAL, MORAL & MEDICAL DILEMMA

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RECIPE RED LENTIL QUINOA SOUP

2 DAY REJUVENATION PLAN RESET YOUR METABOLISM

HOME REMEDY FOR SMOOTH SILKY SKIN

24 MEDITATION TAKE A STRESS REDUCTION BREAK

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UNDERSTANDING BREAST CANCER MYTHS VS FACTS

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ASK THE DENTISTS, DR. CRAIG GOLDIN & DR. MARCY GOLDIN DR. CRAIG GOLDIN AND DR. MARCY GOLDIN are the founders of the award winning Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy. Dr. Craig Goldin, has earned Accredited member status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). At the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, he focuses on cosmetic, sedation, implant and advanced general dentistry. Dr. Marcy Goldin is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry.

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WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?

Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are used to correct a variety of problems from chipped, worn and discolored teeth, to closing gaps and straightening teeth.

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HOW LONG WILL MY DENTAL VENEERS LAST?

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On average, properly done

porcelain veneers may last 10 to 25 years. Remember that Veneers are very much like your own teeth. They are very strong, but can be damaged or chipped due to trauma. Veneers are also still susceptible to tooth decay, just as a natural tooth is. Use a night guard if you grind your teeth, and maintain proper oral hygiene to prolong the life of your veneers.

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WILL MY SMILE LOOK LIFELIKE WITH DENTAL VENEERS? Today’s porcelain veneers are translucent, luminescent and incredibly real looking. Your smile can go from blah to beautiful in just two visits.

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WHAT DO DENTAL VENEERS COST? Every case is different but veneers typically cost $1200$2000 a tooth.

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HOW DO I SELECT A COSMETIC DENTIST SPECIALIZING IN VENEERS? When selecting the right dentist, research their knowledge and skills and their focus on continuing education. Ask to see “before and after” photos of their patients, and ask for testimonials from their other patients. Of course, also check out their credentials and industry affiliations by going to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry .(AACD) website.

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FEATURE

Medical Marijuana MEDICAL MARIJUANA USAGE IS LEGAL IN MICHIGAN BUT IS ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW. THAT MEANS THAT EVEN WITH A MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSE, PATIENTS AS WELL AS THEIR PROVIDERS CAN BE ARRESTED BY FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

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annabis or Marijuana has been around since 2900 BC, when it was used by a Chinese Emperor for its healing properties. Marijuana was used to treat ailments such as glaucoma, inflammation, fevers, insomnia, ear aches, depression, joint pain, and many others. So if Marijuana had such healing properties and was so widely used by our ancestors, why is it considered an”illegal drug”now? Our research shows that in the early 1900’s, Cannibis was banned, more so to discourage its use rather than because it was harmful. However, the trend appears to reversing once again. California was the 1st state to pass a marijuana initiative in 1996.It allowed patients to grow and use marijuana for the treatment of AIDS, cancer, muscular spasticity, migraines, and several other disorders. Since then, 20 states have approved the usage of medical marijuana but it remains a federal crime.

Marijuana usage presents a social, moral, and medical dilemma for our society. A moral dilemma is one in which we must choose from two equally unpleasant options. In the case 08 

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of marijuana usage, the moral dilemma is that a patient may be in debilitating pain from a chronic illness, but using marijuana means being known as a “pot-head” for using a “drug”. The person could also get arrested for violating federal law. So should someone choose pain or marijuana, which can help manage the pain? Should they choose to improve their quality of life or should they choose the potential for being arrested for violating federal law? Marijuana presents a social dilemma too. That’s because even with a medical marijuana license, a marijuana user can hardly walk into a workplace


or a social event, smoking a joint. Since Marijuana is considered a “drug” and because it is only now being approved for “medical” use, marijuana users face being socially ostricized. And finally marijuana presents a medical dilemma because there are many doctors who believe in the healing properties of marijuana. Even Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the man who was once poised to become America’s Surgeon General, did an about face on his position on marijuana usage. Doctors are healers and they want to help their patients. However, they can’t prescribe medical marijuana because it remains an “illegal drug” by definition.

So where will we, as a society, land on Medical Marijuana usage? It is my opinion that marijuana will become legal, within the next decade or so. I am rarely on the fence on issues, but I must admit that medical marijuana is one topic where I am unsure of what position I should take. On the one hand, I want to say that if it helps alleviate dibilitating pain, why shouldn’t it be used? On the other hand, I fear that as our society becomes more and more liberal, the potential for abuse, because of recreational use, will increase too.

A DRINK OF CANNABIS AND MILK CALLED BHANG WAS USED IN INDIA AS AN ANESTHETIC IN 1000 BC.

Do you agree or disagree? We welcome your thoughts and ask you to email them to editor@michiganbehealthy.com. MICHIGAN  BE HEALTHY  |  DEC 2013  | 

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RECIPE

Red Lentil Quinoa Soup WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT TO DO

1 cup split red lentils

Wash lentils and place in bowl. Cover lentils with 2 cups of water.

1 tbsp quinoa grain 2 large pieces of red onion 2 large pieces of green pepper

½ jalapeno chopped optional ½ tsp crushed red pepper optional Salt to taste

Add quinoa, onions, green pepper and jalapeno. Add salt to taste Cover and microwave for 12 minutes. Stir and microwave again until fully cooked. Add water as necessary for soupy consistency. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Serve hot.

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MEDITATION

take a stress reduction break 1 Sit cross-legged, hands on knees, back straight, eyes closed. 2 Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold to a count of 3. 3 Breathe out through your mouth. Relax to the count of 3. Repeat. Do this breathing activity for at least 15 minutes daily.

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benefits Improves mental & emotional balance Reduces stress Increases creativity Helps clear thoughts Resets body & mind

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FEATURE

UNDERSTANDING

Breast Cancer BREAST CANCER IS THE SECOND LEADING CANCER AMONG WOMEN, WORLDWIDE. 1 IN 8 WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER IN THEIR LIFETIME

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reast Cancer has no symptoms when the tumor is small. It is also most easily curable when it is small. In 2013, more than 39,620 women were expected to die from breast cancer in the US. Breast Cancer incidence rates are lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women and highest in non-Hispanic white women.

The American Cancer Society recommends that women should get an annual mammogram screening once they turn 40 years of age. Women with higher risk factors should follow the guidelines prescribed by their primary care giver.

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myths vs. facts

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ONLY WOMEN WITH FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER ARE AT RISK.

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I’M TOO YOUNG TO CONTRACT BREAST CANCER.

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Although Family History Is A Risk Factor, 70% Of All Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Have No Identifiable Risk Factors.

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  25% Of Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Are Younger Than 50 Years Of Age.

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IF I GO FOR A MAMMOGRAM, MY BREAST CANCER CAN SPREAD

  Radiation Doses Received From A

Mammogram Are Low And Do Not Increase The Risk Or Make Breast Cancer More Widespread.

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I’M TOO YOUNG, I CANNOT GET BREAST CANCER YET.

  Breast cancer is more prevalent in older

women, however 25% of breast cancer cases are in women under the age of 25.

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I HAVE SMALLER BREASTS. DOESN’T BREAST CANCER POSE A RISK ONLY TO WOMEN WITH BIG BREASTS?

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  A woman’s breast size has no known

connection to whether or not she can be susceptible to breast cancer. Large breasts are tougher to examine, however breast cancer can occur in women with all breast sizes.

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I AM A VEGETARIAN. I WON’T CONTRACT BREAST CANCER BECAUSE I DON’T EAT MEAT.

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  There has been no evidence to show that

breast cancer has any correlation to dietary or eating habits.

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DRINKING CAFFEINE INCREASES RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER.

  There is no evidence that shows that

women who drink caffeine are at higher risk than those who don’t.

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MY RISK FOR BREAST CANCER WILL INCREASE IF I GO FOR A MAMMOGRAM.

  Radiation levels during mammograms are

insignificant, and do not increase the risk of getting or spreading breast cancer.

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FEATURE

Obesity: AN EPIDEMIC

The American Heart Association calls Obesity a “complex disorder and a major health risk factor” which increases the risk for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and heart attack. The american heart association has created a 2020 goal of improving overall cardiovascular health of the american population. Their goal is to “reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%.” As we get ready to welcome 2014, let’s do our part to help with this national goal, and make ourselves healthier. 16 

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WATCH TV STANDING UP: If you must watch television, try not to watch it sitting down. Instead, walk or jog in place when watching television.

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EAT FRUITS & VEGETABLES:

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Eat a tomato straight up. Bake a sweet potato and eat that as a midday snack. Eat baby carrots, slightly microwave cooked and seasoned with black pepper.

DRINK GREEN TEA

EAT AN ORANGE:

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SKIP ORANGE JUICE.

GO NUTS:

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Keep raw unsalted almonds, cashews, peanuts, dried apricots in your desk at work or in a bowl on the kitchen counter. Eat a few in between meals, to fight hunger pangs.

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TAKE THE STAIRS:

Avoid the elevator if and when feasible.

MEDITATE:

Meditation helps reduce stress and improves outlook which can help make better eating choices. Even if you have only 10 minutes, sit in a quiet room and let your mind rest.

WEIGHT TRAINING HELPS BURN MORE FAT.

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RECIPE

Mango Lassi

A refreshing, nutritious drink you’ll be sure to love

If you’ve ever visited an Indian restaurant, you’ll know about this famous beverage. If not, it’s time for you to taste this refreshing, healthy drink. Mango Lassi is easy to make and can be sweetened to your requirements with added sugar or honey.

IF YOU ARE WATCHING YOUR SUGAR INTAKE, SUBSTITUTE SUGAR WITH HONEY TO TASTE.

VARIATIONS • Garnish with a pinch or two of ground pistachios • Use fresh cream instead of powdered milk • Garnish with whipped cream • Replace mango with another fruit • Make salted lassi with yogurt, salt & a pinch of cumin seed powder.

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Mango Yogurt Smoothie

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Makes 4 glasses P r e p a r a t i o n t i m e : 10 - 15 m i n u t e s

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WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT TO DO

½ Pint Mango Puree can be purchased at any Meijer or Indian grocery store

1 Soak the saffron strands in a small bowl in 2-3 teaspoons of water

1 Pint Yogurt you can use low-fat or non-fat 4 Tablespoons of sugar or honey or to taste 8 Tablespoons powdered milk A few strands of Saffron Optional 5-6 Ice cubes

2 Blend yogurt and ice cubes for 10 seconds to break up the ice. 3 Add the mango puree, sugar or honey, and blend for another 30 seconds. 4 Add the saffron with the water, and the powdered milk. Blend for 30 more seconds.

Once the mixture looks smooth and runny, it's ready. Taste it to ensure it's sweet enough, and if not, just add more sugar or honey. Serve in four chilled glasses.


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HOME REMEDY

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is wonderful for promoting good health. It does wonders for skin and hair too. And although coconut oil contains 90% saturated fat, the presence of lauric acid in coconut oil makes it a better oil for cooking use, than corn or soybean oil.

FOR SMOOTH & SILKY SKIN Apply a drop to your face, before applying moisturizer. This will give your skin a radiant glow. Apply coconut oil to cracked heels at night, cover oily feet with socks. Your skin will begin softening again after just a few applications.

AS HAIR CONDITIONER Coconut oil is a wonderful hair tonic. It will help treat dandruff. It will also reduce dryness in your hair. Simply massage 2-3 drops of coconut oil in your hair, leave for a couple of hours, and then shampoo. Add a couple of drops of coconut oil to your conditioner, massage lightly, then rinse off. Your hair will shine & look fuller. 20 

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IN DENTAL HYGIENE Coconut oil can be used to treat tooth infections and reduce or remove odor from bacteria in your mouth. Make coconut oil a staple in your kitchen and enjoy its heath promoting benefits.

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RECIPE

Coconut Water Mango Almond Smoothie WHAT YOU NEED WHAT TO DO 1 cup coconut water Combine all ingredients in a ½ cup frozen berries blender. unsweetened Blend at high speed until ½ cup frozen mango smooth. unsweetened Serve Immediately. 8-10 almonds 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

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2 DAY CLEANSE GLOW WITH A

2-Day Rejuvenation Plan

A simple, easy schedule to get your body's metabolism reset and restarted.

Breakfast Almond Berry Smoothie 1 cup skim milk (or almond milk) 1 cup frozen berries handful of almonds 1 cup ice a pinch of cardamom blend into a frothy shake

Lunch Sweet potato Place half a sweet potato in a microwavable bowl. Cover with water and microwave for 6-7 minutes, or until cooked. Be sure not to overcook it. Eat hot

Beets Place a small beet in a microwaveable bowl. Cover with water. Microwave for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked. Eat hot.

Dinner

Snack & Drink Options

Green Salad

Green Tea

Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, green and red peppers, chopped mushrooms, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, dried cranberries Squeeze one tablespoon of lime and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.

Clear Vegetable Soup Heat one cup vegetable broth over medium heat. Add baby corn, chestnuts, sliced carrots, green onions, and a handful of corn kernels. Boil over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and crushed red pepper. 22 

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Brew a pot, add fresh lime, add sliced ginger for variation. Drink it hot.

Steam cooked vegetables Microwave asparagus, green beans, or baby carrots. Season with black pepper, crushed red pepper, and salt.

Sliced Veggies Chop up some cucumbers and tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper or squeeze some fresh lime juice to mix things up. For a spicy pop, grate a fresh jalapeno on top.


HOME REMEDY

Pomegranate POMEGRANATE FACIAL

Mash a handful of pomegranate seeds. Add 2 teaspoons of green tea to the mashed seeds. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Stir well and allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes. Apply to face slowly, being sure your face is completely covered. Apply a second coat if necessary. Close your eyes and relax for 10 minutes, or until face feels dry. Wash off with warm water and be sure to moisturize!

BENEFITS • • • • • • • • •

Rich in antioxidants Enhances immune system Lowers cholesterol Lowers blood pressure Protects against depression Relieves and protects against osteoporosis Low in calories No cholesterol Low in fat

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HOME REMEDY

SMOOTH DRY SKIN

Dry skin is a very common skin condition, especially in the winter months. As we get older, our skin tends to get drier due to diminished amounts of natural oils. Arms, hands, and lower legs are usually the most affected by dryness. Ease your dry skin with these natural home remedies, with ingredients available in your kitchen.

FOR THE FACE

FOR ARMS & FEET

FOR THE BODY

EGG-HONEY PASTE

PETROLEUM JELLY MOISTURIZER Mix lotion with petroleum jelly. Immediately after shower, towel off. Apply paste over dry skin on hands, elbows, feet, and cracked heels. This is a great remedy for smoothing and healing dry skin.

BAKING POWDER MAGIC

Mix 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of honey, and ½ teaspoon of almond oil. Smooth over face and throat. Leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

OATMEAL AND HONEY SMOOTHING MIX Mix some cooked oatmeal and honey and apply on the skin. Wash after 15 minutes.

HONEY AND YOGURT PASTE Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons yogurt. Smooth over face and throat. Rinse off after 10 minutes.

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BANANA PEEL REMEDY Rub banana peel on cracked heels to cure dry, cracked skin.

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Mix equal parts baking soda, oatmeal, and vanilla extract in to a paste. Mix the paste in a tub of warm water. Soak in the tub for as long as you like.

CORNSTARCH SOAK Sprinkle a handful of cornstarch in your bath water. Soak for 30 minutes. Shower and apply moisturizer to semi-dry skin.


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