health

Is your body getting enough minerals?

www.ilonashine.comMineral deficiency can wreak havoc on your whole body. Yes, that includes your hair, skin, nails, and bones. Minerals are the catalysts for all the vitamins and other nutrients your body uses for developing and maintaining good health and proper cellular function. Our mineral and nutrient depleted soil produces crops that are void of essential elements that are extremely important for the bodily functions.
Mineral imbalance is by far the most common cause of several diseases, hair and bone loss. Minerals have to be in balance with each other because too much of one in some cases can cause an imbalance in another.
Hair is one of the best medium for mineral analysis of the body. Just recently I had done such hair analysis by testing my hair for mineral deficiency. According to my doctor I was lacking certain minerals and was recommended ConcenTrace drops. Read More

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

www.ilonashine.comOdds are when you think of apple cider vinegar you think of an all-purpose household cleaner or something that you would mix into your salad dressing, but it actually has a slew of benefits if you drink it or put it on your skin. I have never done a post devoted solely to this magic elixir..until now. Lately I have been hearing more and more about the benefits of this stuff and I have made a decision to write about this magic potion. Before I get started let me emphasize that in order to get the benefits (raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria), you’ll need to use raw organic apple cider vinegar. Clear vinegar is processed and does not have any of the benefits of raw ACV. I will talk about Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, which you can find at your local grocery store. So here are top 10 health and beauty benefits of natural apple cider vinegar. Read More

Hormones And Your Hair

downloadHave you ever stopped to wonder why your hair is a different texture than it was when you were a child? Or perhaps why one day it seems like your hair is falling out by the fistful and the next overgrowing? While many factors affect the health and texture of your hair, it’s your hormones that actually have a lot to do with it. Hormone levels can affect the quality and the quantity of hair. The texture of hair is directly related by hormonal issues that relate to thyroid as well as estrogen and testosterone levels. That’s why hair can be brittle, lusterless and slow growing during certain times of your life. Read More

10 Unusual Uses for Discarded Eggshells

Anyone who knows me, knows that I read a lot of articles about food from lots of different sources. Over the years I have collected many uses of kitchen staples but one grocery item that always surprised me the most are Eggs.

Many foods do not come in natural packaging that is as useful and versatile as its content.  Eggs are an exception. So, the next time you buy a carton of eggs, be sure to hold onto the eggshells after you are finished with them. Read More

The Best Conditioner For Your Hair Type

Hair conditioner isn’t just for women with full, thick and/or excessively damaged hair. Almost everyone could benefit from using a conditioner, and luckily there are formulas created for virtually every hair type (even ladies with fine hair!). Heat styling, combing, washing and even towel drying can all lead to damage, causing hair to look and feel dull and dry. Conditioners can help reduce flyaway, tame frizz and keep hair looking smooth and shiny. Here is what you need to know about picking the right type of conditioner for you! Read More