Summer is all about making great memories! But one thing you don’t want to remember: that new scar on your hand from a minor grilling mishap. Gotu kola to the rescue! Research in the journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found the Asian herb can fade existing scars, prevent new ones from forming and encourage the growth of healthy new skin by revving collagen production. To do: Dab a paste made from water and Gotu kola powder (Nuts.com) on scars twice daily; cover with a gauze pad until skin heals or scar fades.
Wish you could enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving fare without worrying about a few extra pounds sneaking on? You can! My favorite supplement for weight loss during the holidays and beyond is African mango seed extract. In one study, women who supplemented with it had a significantly smaller waist after two weeks, and they lost 14 times more weight than those who skipped the extract. Compounds in African mango curb appetite and flip a switch in the brain that stops the creation of fat cells. The study-proven dose: 150 mg. twice daily.