A Very Healthy Vinegar

Here are 10 reasons why you might want to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your diet. My favorite use for ACV is in homemade salad dressings. It’s actually the only vinegar I keep in the house these days. Are you a fan?


Nature’s Answer to Stretch Marks

Stretch marks (aka stria) are very common, but not commonly enjoyed.  The usual culprits of this tearing and scarring of the skin include rapid growth, pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss. Given the fact that one, if not all, of these are experienced in the course of one’s lifetime, stretch marks are pretty much unavoidable it seems. However, I do know of one natural remedy to stretch marks — blackthorn oil. The fruit and flower of the blackthorn shrub are said to strengthen the connective tissue of skin and minimize the appearance of stretch marks. If you’re wondering who makes such an oil, I would definitely suggest Dr. Hauschka’s Blackthorn Body Oil. This one is a combination of blackthorn, birch leaf, and St. John’s Wort (all skin revitalizing ingredients). 

Unfortunately, even with nature’s aide stretch marks can diminish over time, but not disappear completely. But try the blackthorn oil and maybe beat the odds! :) 

Photo Credit: Dr Hauschka Skin Care