More than half of women over 50 report that their hair grows more sparse every year. One of my favorite fixes: rosemary! This fragrant herb has been hailed for centuries for its ability to nourish hair follicles, soothe the scalp and stimulate growth. To get the benefits, try this simple mixture: Add 4 Tbs. of dried rosemary to 4 cups of boiled water, then let steep for 40 minutes, strain, and add 4 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar. Store in the fridge and spritz once or twice a week onto the scalp after shampooing.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).