They lied!

Well, I don’t have a whole lot to say today, except that I am happy and centered. Today’s weather is beautiful, sunny, nice breeze, 29 C. Went grocery shopping, $800, kidding! However, that is how it feels at times, percentage wise compared to what my income is. I did spend $86 at the health food market and $140 at the grocery store. Half these groceries will last me one week, meats and veggies specifically, which were $60.00 and $50.00 respectively. I just keep reminding myself, how friggin’ good I feel!

Oh, here’s one more thing. I took a bath in a solution found in Wahls Protocol cook book in the household section:

  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 cup Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Couple drops of essential oil (if you have it, I don’t yet)

I spent maybe 25 minutes there. What that did for my skin, I can’t believe it. These are not super expensive products, there is no skin softening products that come close to what this simple combination did. It reminds of a problem I had 15 years ago, where my hair was like a broom, it was so dry. Every salon person or drug store I asked for help with the problem offered me this hair product and that hair product. I spent a lot of money on hair products, none of which did anything to alleviate the issue. Till I read an article in Oprah’s magazine by the leading hair stylists in the US. It was about hair texture and how often you should wash your hair. They explained that depending on how fine to thick your hair is will make a difference on how long it takes for natural oils to travel down the hair shaft, which affects shampooing frequency.  If it takes three days for the oil to travel, then washing it anymore than that will cause your hair to dry out, it needs the oils. This is what they recommended:

  • Fine hair  Daily
  • Medium coarseness  Twice Weekly
  • Thick curls, or kinky  Once a week

Turns out that my hair is medium, ever since that time I have been washing my hair twice a week and I’ve never had a problem like that again. Well, that’s how I feel about the bath concoction above. So simple and really all I need for super soft skin. I’ve had a lifetime of being advertised to constantly, I forget that most of what they say is a lie or an exaggeration, anything to sell the product. Fear tactics, aging, being ugly or boring or not happy, or alone are used to motivate us to buy all kinds of ridiculous stuff. I live in Alberta, Canada at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the plains side. It is very dry here. I am accustomed to the humidity of the east coast. And that bath fixed the problem. I am thrilled!

Well there, I guess I did have something to say after all.

Bon Sante


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