I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sesame For Healthier Skin

Having dealt with eczema all of my life, I am always looking to test new (or new to me) theories on how to get rid of it. (I would happily accept cutting down its severity!)

The other day I was poking around the gigantic Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, and I came across a section where he discusses skin issues, and foods that are supposed to help. One of them was sesame. It caught my eye, because I happen to be very fond of tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds.

So I am eager to test this theory. Until I have some results of my own, here is a link to some information I found online:

Sesame oil benefits skin

Testimonials are welcome! Also, please share ways you love to cook with sesame!

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