Friday, September 28, 2012


Our skin is constantly exposed to one extreme after another. Summers are long and hot, over-exposure to the sun, saltwater and chlorinated water from swimming, perhaps too many slathers of different creams and oils...and our diet, all play a major role in the health of our skin. Our health status can and does determine the appearance of the skin.

If we are aware and understand our body, we can look at our skin and know, to a large degree what is missing in our diet-or perhaps what should be removed from our diet.

Simply by drinking enough water, keeping the system hydrated will go a long way in reducing or eliminating dry skin, acne, and other skin irritations.

With winter just around the bend, it is a great time to embark on a system to winterize 'self.'

Sunflower oil... is one of the best remedies for needy skin. It absorbs easily and does not leave a fatty residue. Sunflower oil/cooking or Essential, mixed with Cocoa or Shea Butter, makes an awesome ointment for dry-skin, eczema, and for healing damaged/stressed skin.

Sunflower... in culinary...we all know and love the roasted seeds, sprinkled on salads, as a topping for mac/cheese, a few scoops on top of fresh tomato or pumpkin soup...and in many breads and even desserts.
Use the light cooking oil in any salad dressing along with your favorite addition of herbs.

1/2 cup of brown mustard and 2 Tbs of sunflower oil-blended together with 1 tsp of Sage Hill's Cajun blend will bring baked salmon to the height of goodness. ( makes enough for 2 to 4 salmon steaks. )

- With a pastry brush -start blending the sauce on the salmon about 2 minutes prior to removing from oven. ( don't over heat it. )

* Salmon is a very- good for the skin-food also .

Feel good, look good, and live using culinary for medicinal benefits.

Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Culinary Herbalist

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