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FRANCINE DOUVILLE, Naturopathic Practitioner


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r a n c i n e Douville,


naturopathic practitioner and phyto- therapist, is a graduate of the As- sociation of Naturopaths and Phyto- therapists of Quebec. She is certified to employ the Electro Interstitial Scanner in professional practice for medical analysis, investigation and conceptual- ization. She is a professional member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. She has studied various therapies, including the techniques of the Institute of Heart Math and spiritual psychology. Her primary concern is the process


or cause that led to a person’s sickness in the first place: toxicity, diet, inflam- mation, cellular health, hormonal or neuronal imbalance. For instance, inflammation in the body is respon- sible for such diseases as cancer, heart disease and dementia. She can see the level of inflammation and other imbalances in the body on her Electro Interstitial Scanner. Francine has practiced holistic


therapy for 15 years. She specializes in nutrition, weight loss, anti-aging, pain relief and stress management and also uses different devices beside the scan- ner to help improve your health, like bio-electro magnetic devices, infrared or ionic foot baths. Discover new tools and opportuni- ties for greater well-being in your life.


Contact Francine Douville at 520-722- 0563 or quintessencewellness.com. See ad on page 9.


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A-Peeling Reuse Practical Recycling Tips for Fruit and Veggie Scraps


“A rind is a terrible thing to waste,” says Jeff Yeager, who refers to himself as the ultimate cheapskate. Yeager has discovered multiple uses for produce rinds and ways to extract extended benefits before they land in the compost pile. Here are a few of his favorites, shared with us during a recent interview:


n Jam – Incorporate the skins from a wide variety of fruits—oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes, tangerines and even kumquats—in easy-to-make marmalades.


n Cornhusks – Wrap fish and other seafood in fresh, dampened, sweet corn husks to grill and serve in the husks.


n Olive oil infusions – Add citrus peels to olive oil for flavor and to rein- vigorate oil that’s getting old.


n Savory chicken – Stuff all kinds of fruit and veggie peels inside a free- range chicken before roasting to give it extra flavor. Trimmings from onions, celery, citrus, apples, garlic, etc., can be stuffed in the chicken cavity or sprinkled around the roasting pan. Once baked, the trimmings break down faster in the compost pile.


n Easter egg dye – Boil organic Easter eggs with onionskins to natu- rally create wild yellow and orange eggshells.


n Foot rub – Rub papaya skins and pulp on the bottoms of the feet to help soften and soothe skin, particularly on the heels. They’re rich in vitamin A and papain, which breaks down inactive proteins and removes dead skin cells.


n Hair dye – Boil potato peels in water for about a half-hour, strain and let cool. Rinsing hair with this water after shampooing will gradually


darken grey hair without any synthetic chemicals.


n Potpourri – Dry all types of citrus rinds, apple peels, pomegranate skins and other fruit trimmings on a rack or in a food dehydrator to make home- made potpourri. Sprinkle on a little es- sential oil for more aroma, if desired.


n Air freshener – Boil lemon rinds in water on the stovetop, microwave them for a minute, or just throw them in the garbage disposal, in order to freshen the air in the kitchen. Also place a couple in the humidifier to make the whole house smell lemony-fresh.


n Shoeshine – Put a “split-shine” on leather shoes by polishing them with the slippery side of a banana peel.


n Metal polish – Lemon, lime and other citrus rinds and pulp/juice are high in citric acid, which makes them great for polishing brass, copper and other non-ferrous metals. Sprinkle on a little baking soda to hasten polishing (ketchup works, too).


n Seedling pots – Scooped-out avo- cado shells make perfect biodegrad- able pots to start garden seedlings.


n Pest control – Sprinkle ground-up nutshells around tender garden plants to keep slugs and other pests away; they can’t stand crawling across the rough texture (crushed eggshells also work).


n Houseplant help – Use banana peels to shine the leaves on houseplants to make them sparkle; this also serves as a natural pesticide and fertilizer.


Note: Always thoroughly wash the rinds of produce that will be eaten or come into contact with food, even if it is organically grown.


Jeff Yeager is the author of The Cheap- skate Next Door and The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches. Connect at UltimateCheapskate.com.


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