As seen in Woman’s World magazine! Creating a healthy dinner is one of life’s pleasures, but cooking with aluminum foil [or pans] may undermine your efforts. That’s because when salty or acidic foods (like tomatoes) come in contact with aluminum, the metal can leach into the food, increasing its aluminum content by 89%. The problem: Researchers at the University of British Columbia assert that exposure to aluminum may contribute to brain disease. Happily, you can sidestep this hidden cause of brain aging by using safer glass or ceramic cookware, and parchment paper in place of aluminum foil.
For the more than 50% of women over age 50 who have thinning hair, help is here! One of my favorite ways to combat sparse strands is with rosemary. The herb contains rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to boost circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth as effectively as minoxidil. To get the benefits: Add 4 Tbs. of dried rosemary to 4 cups of boiled water. Steep for 40 minutes, then strain the brew into a large spray bottle and add 4 Tbs. apple cider vinegar; refrigerate. Spritz onto the scalp once or twice a week after shampooing.