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Its getting colder outside, some of you may have turned on the FURNACE.

Remember to check your filter!

Keep the temperature at 69 degrees

And if you can, replace your thermostat with a programmable type.   The temperature

can be programmed to be a little lower at night (while you are under the covers)

and warmer as you are waking up in the morning.

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Brusha Brusha Brusha!!!

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Something I learned this past year while in cancer land was about dry brushing.   This is something you want to do before you get in the bath or shower.  It is an excellent exfoliant and stimulates your lymphatic system to help fight disease.  (it also helps break up cellulite!!)  The brushes are very inexpensive (I think I paid $10 for mine at a small local health store)  I found this great blog called Dry Skin Brush that gives great details on the importance of dry brushing as well as a demonstration on how to do it.  Please watch the video because there is a very specific way to brush to get the maximine results and the best way for your lymphatic system.

Happy Brushing!

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I participated in an Energy Audit last week.  As we walked around the outside of the house, we spotted a BIG Screen TV through the window the sunroom.  It was at least 52 inches.

I mentioned to the homeowner that a Plasma TV was one of the largest draws of electricity in the house.

The  homeowner thought for a minute, then said “you know, I noticed that the Electric bills went up about 20% in the last few months – that”s as long as we had the TV!”

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a soak in the tub everyonce in awhile..its good for your mind and body..and there is no need to use one that contains ingredients that may be harmful..for example try EO Bath Salts..Every blend of scents is calming and cleansing..check them out at Iherb.com

EO Bath Salts

EO Bath Salts

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Recessed lighting

If your attic is not insulated,  heat can also escape through the top of your recessed lighting.

There are covers that go over the top of the lights.  See link:  draftcovers.html

These covers also make sure that there is a 3″ clearance around the light to stay away from attic insulation

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Always, always moisturize after you shower/bathe..this will keep your skin super smooth and youthful! (and since our body’s largest organ is our skin, it is very important to stay clear of the “bad news” list)

There are so many awesome body lotions out there, but here are a few that i love..

Avalon Organics

Avalon Organics

Jason

Jason

Pangea

Pangea

Wishing you the silkiest skin ever!

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If you have an old house like I do, that is not a silly question.  Time to investigate.  Start with the attic and the basement:

  1. Is your attic roof insulated?   (Heat rises….up and out of the house)
  2. Are there holes in the roof?  (If you can see light coming through, the air can get in)
  3. Is the floor of the attic insulated?  (Remember the space between the joists must be completely filled with insulation)
  4. Is the draft coming from the windows?  Do you have a storm window to install?
  5. Are basement doors and windows sealed? (door sweeps and weather stripping)
  6. Check any pipes vented to the outside are sealed properly
  7. Are the walls insulated?

Check out the Energy Star web site for more details index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_sealing

Remember:  Insulating  your home can get you a $1,500 Federal Tax Credit

You may want to do a Home Energy Audit

If you are in New Jersey check out:     home-energy.html

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