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Sunday Chat: Look At The Bigger Picture

I guarantee when you look at your friends you don’t focus on the minutia like we do on ourselves. Remember to be kinder and look at the bigger picture!







Autoimmune Disease: My Journey Back to Health




It is sad to me how many people are sick and told by their Doctor’s they either have to do extreme things or that there is no hope and they just have to accept living like this for the rest of their lives. 

SUPPLEMENTS I TOOK To detox: http://bit.do/ebzJE - I took 3 tablets before bed To Heal the Gut: http://bit.do/ebyHV - I took 1 x 3 times a day (if out of stock so try these: http://bit.do/edUoV ) For the AutoImmune: http://bit.do/ebyH3 - I took 2 x 3 times a day

After one phone call with my Functional Dr and two days after starting on the above 3 herbal supplements, I was back to 85% of my health through nothing but herbal supplements and diet.  Food is the answer! I want to put the word out so that everyone knows not to give up hope. You can get your health back!  I wish you good health. xoxo

DIY Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Serum Recipes

You can halve or double any recipe as desired - 4 different ways to mix it below so scroll down

Ingredients - plus distilled water
Vitamin C: http://bit.do/d7VAz
Hyaluronic Acid: http://bit.do/d7VAH

Glycerin: http://bit.do/d7VAU

DIY Vitamin C
5% solution
 1/8 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 1 7/8 tsp water
 1/2 tsp Glycerin

10% solution
1/4 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 1 3/4 tsp water
1/2 tsp Glycerin

15% solution
 3/8 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 1 5/8 tsp water
1/2 tsp Glycerin

20% solution
 1/2 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 1 1/2 tsp water
1/2 tsp Glycerin

Directions
 1) Add Vitamin C, Water. Glycerin to a CLEAN and DRY 1 oz. Amber Glass Treatment Bottle.
 2) SHAKE vigorously. Set it aside while you go do something else. Come back later and shake it some more. Do this until there is no powder left. If there are a few crystals left at the bottom, this is okay. They will dissolve. If there are A LOT of crystals left and you’ve been shaking a while, you may not have added enough liquid.

NOTE: Glycerin is optional. BUT if you left out glycerin, you MUST add water for that portion of the recipe or the concentration will be too high and the crystals may not dissolve properly.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum
You can make a large batch of this recipe and store it in the refrigerator. Small amounts of this BASE can then be taken from the batch and powders can be added directly to that smaller portion. This method (See Combo recipe below) is a faster way to make your weekly serums.

1/4 tsp Glycerin
1/4 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Powder
1 oz distilled water

This mixture can last in the fridge for up to a month so feel free to double as desired.

How to use this serum base:
-Use as a serum in the morning and evening (just as it is) before applying facial moisturizer/
-Add serum base to shampoo and/or conditioner for added hydration in your hair!
 -Use as a BASE SERUM RECIPE and add vitamins, peptides, etc., to create your own personalized serum.
-Mix a SMALL amount of the BASE SERUM RECIPE with some hydrosol and add to Moisturizer Cream


Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Serum Combo 
There are two methods to making this serum.
Method 1: put it all together from scratch.
Method 2 use THE BASE SERUM RECIPE above

Method 1 Combination Serum with 20% Vitamin C.
Makes 1 oz. of serum. This may be too much for most people to use up within 5-14 days. If you prefer this method and don’t want to throw a bunch away at the end of the week, put it ALL OVER you body to use it up faster or cut in half or use Method 2 below.

1/4 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Powder
1 1/2 tsp Vitamin C Powder (L-Ascorbic Acid)
1/4 tsp Glycerin
1 1/2 tsp Distilled water

​Directions: 
In a tinted glass bottle, add powders, then glycerin then water. Shake well. Shake well again 4 hours later.

This mixture should be discarded as soon as it beings to oxidize (turn yellow). Go by the color but it is usually around 2 weeks for me (storing in a dark cool location)

Method 2 Combination Serum with 5%-20% Vitamin C 
Prepare the recipe for Hyaluronic Acid Serum base (recipe above). The prepared Hyaluronic Acid Serum will be the total liquid part of your recipe. Take small amounts of this each week and put the vitamin C powder into it to prepare the combination serum. You can make as much Hyaluronic Acid Serum as you will use for one month and keep it stored in the refrigerator.

Choose the recipe below for the concentration of Vitamin C you wish to prepare.
Combination Serum with 5% Vitamin C 
1/8 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 2 3/8 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Stock Solution

Combination Serum with 10% Vitamin C 
1/4 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 2 1/4 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Stock Solution

Combination Serum with 15% Vitamin C 
3/8 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 2 1/8 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Stock Solution

Combination Serum with 20% Vitamin C 
1/2 tsp Ascorbic acid powder
 2 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Stock Solution

Directions:
1) Place the Hyaluronic Acid Stock Solution into a 1 oz. Amber Bottle
2.) Add the Vitamin C powder.
3.) Using the stem of your bottle stir the powder into the gel.
4.) Cap the bottle and SHAKE vigorously to dissolve the powder.

Sometimes it takes a few minutes longer for the Vitamin C powder to dissolve into the gel vs. in plain water, because the gel is a little thicker. You can let this solution sit and shake it once in a while until it’s dissolved. -Product can be used immediately on the face or anywhere on the body where benefits are desired. This mixture should be discarded after 5-14 days or when it begins to oxidize (turn yellow).



Striped Washcloth



Cast on 35 stitches
Knit first 8 rows
Row 9) Knit
Row 10: K4, *K1, P1* K5
Row 11) Knit
Row 12) K4,*P1, K1* P1, K4

Repeat Row 9 to 12 x 9 times
Finish by knitting 8 rows.

Glossary
k=Knit
P=Purl

Horizontal/Vertical Washcloth




Cast on 38 stitches
Knit first two rows to keep border flat
Knit first 2 and last 2 stitches of every row to keep border flat.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K2, purl to last 2, k2
Row 3: K2, (K1, P2) x 11 times, K3
Row 4: K2, (P1, K2) x 12 times

Repeat above 3 rows to desired size. Finish by knitting 3 rows.

Glossary
k=Knit
P=Purl

4 Row Pattern Washcloth




Cast on even # stitches. I like 36 stitches
Knit first and last two rows to keep border flat
Knit first 2 and last 2 stitches of every row to keep border flat.

Row 1: sl1 * k2, p1*
Row 2: sl 1 *P2, k1* p3
Row 3: sl1 *K2, p1*
Row 4: Sl1, Knit to last stitch, P1

Glossary
k=Knit
P=Purl
sl1=slip 1 knitwise
*instructions*=Repeat between *'s to end


Slip Stitch Washcloth Pattern



Cast on odd # stitches. I like 37 stitches
Knit first and last two rows to keep border flat
Knit first 2 and last 2 stitches of every row to keep border flat.

Row 1: K1 * yo, sl1, k1, yo, psso the knit and the yo stitch *
Row 2: *P2, drop yo* p1
Row 3: K2, rep between *'s of Row 1 ending with a K1
Row 4: P3 * drop yo, p2*

Glossary
k1=Knit 1
yo=yarn over
sl1=slip 1 knitwise
psso=pass the slip stitch over
*instructions*=Repeat between *'s to end