Beauty Recipe: Brown Sugar, Coffee & Cinnamon Scrub

YIELDS: approx. 10 ounces


  • 1 cup of brown sugar, breaking up any lumps
  • 1 tsp coffee grounds
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup oil, such as olive, grapeseed, sweet almond or jojoba
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule

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Healing Your Gut with Homemade Water Kefir

by Heather Gannon

Cultured foods, also known as fermented foods, have a healthy bacterium that supports healthy digestion and strengthens the immune system. Popular cultured foods include sauerkraut and kombucha. Cultured drinks and foods can be consumed daily and can heal a damaged gut, restore intestinal lining, reduce inflammation and remove unwanted toxic waste from the colon. These healing foods can be bought at local health food stores and grocery markets or made at home.

Water kefir is gluten and dairy-free and possibly one of the easiest cultured foods to make. It cleanses the intestines; is an excellent source of B-1, B-6 and B-12; and contains anti-fungal and antibiotic properties, minerals and vitamins. Water kefir also boosts the immune system, normalizes and resets metabolism and supports skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Enjoy this easy and beneficial way to introduce water kefir into the diet, by making it at home.

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