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Friday, February 27, 2015

Fair Friday- Going Green Avocado Facial Mask

I'm continuing my Friday feature on natural beauty products.  In the last year I've made small changes to my diet to improve my health.   

This year I'm not just focusing on what I put in my body, but also what I put on my body. I've been trying out recipes to make natural beauty products.  All of the recipes are either right in the kitchen or from easily obtainable ingredients.

Today's recipe is for a facial mask. I've tried a number of these since starting this feature.  When I spread this one on, I could feel a tingle from the lemon juice,  The olive oil is great for moisturizing the skin.  You will not see a dramatic difference after using this. But then I don't from commercial masks either.  Trying using this type of product at least once a week to see long term results.

*Going Green Avocado Facial Mask

1/2 avocado
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of honey

Remove the pit of the avocado and mash.
Add the lemon, olive oil and honey.  Mix
Apply a thin layer of mixture to your face and gently rub it in.
Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse.  Moisturize after.

*Reference- Homemade Body Butters 7 Body Scrubs for Beginners, By Karen Wells
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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 160 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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