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Edema Diet: Foods to Avoid for Edema. Edma is a medical condition, caused by accumulation of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the spaces between the body's cells or in the circulatory system.

Edema Diet: Foods to Avoid for Edema

This medical condition causes puffiness and swelling in many areas of the body, including legs, arms, feet, hands, lungs, heart, or stomach area. While several medical conditions or medications may contribute to edema, another risk factor is malnutrition or poor nutrition. Hence, it is important to include dietary changes to reduce edema-related swelling.

Following a healthy diet and avoiding certain foods that contain high amounts of sodium may help treat edema. Foods to Avoid for Edema Higher consumption of sodium may cause water retention inside your body. According to Mayo Clinic, healthy adults should limit their sodium consumption to 2,300 mg per day. Processed Grains Canned Vegetables Some canned vegetables contain high amounts of sodium. Vegetable Juice Processed Meats Canned Beans Dairy Convenience Foods Carbonated Beverages Beer Iron. The Beginner's Guide to Painting Furniture. If you've ever wondered how to paint your old wooden furniture, well then today's post is for you!

The Beginner's Guide to Painting Furniture

Welcome to my beginner's guide to painting furniture. 234K+I'm a huge fan of doing big things on a small budget.I think you can create something awesome and not have to spend a fortune to do so. It just requires creativity and the willingness to get your hands dirty. Thrift Store Desk To Vanity Makeover. Remember my $20 thrift store desk I found last week?

Thrift Store Desk To Vanity Makeover

How To Fix a Spray Paint Disaster. The Painted Dining Room Table Debacle. I have a little story for you today.

The Painted Dining Room Table Debacle

It's a story that began in February shortly after I began this blog. It's a story of our dining room table, and a little bit more.It's a story about making the best of what you have, even when what you have is a really crappy table. Let's start at the beginning. When we first bought our house two years ago, we had a very small budget to furnish it. The budget was so small that after purchasing two couches, the budget turned nonexistent. We had never had a dining room before (having previously rented a teeny condo), and although our new one was about the size of a small sandbox, I still wanted to decorate it.

I loved it at first, but I quickly grew to hate it. Some people have actually pinned this picture when I used it in previous posts, but every time it's pinned, I cringe. The veneer began to peel off of the top, it scratched easily, it was HUGE, and having to make our guests inch around this gigantic table just didn't work. How To Paint Laminate Furniture in 3 Easy Steps! When we moved into our house a few years back, we had two hot pink couches and a mattress on the floor.

How To Paint Laminate Furniture in 3 Easy Steps!

That's about the time I began finding old thrift store furniture and painting it...and out of necessity, a hobby was born. Now three years later, I've painted and repurposed tons of furniture, and my entire house is furnished with my finds. This aqua blue dresser is one of my favorites. Enjoy! Last week some friends were moving and they gave me a bunch of furniture from their basement.

So, here is the trailer full of free furniture I brought home. I decided to start with the smaller dresser first (although I eventually painted the larger one, too). 10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers. I'm not the best decorator, designer, or photographer, my socks have probably only matched twice in my life, and my cats are rather plump.

10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers

I'm far from perfect, but one area I'm getting pretty good at is paint. Jesse has definitely witnessed several 'I JUST RUINED IT!!!! ' mini-breakdowns after one of my furniture makeovers has gone awry, but my goal has always been progress over perfection. After painting probably 20 pieces of furniture in the past few years, I've definitely made some progress in my painting skills. How To Paint Furniture: why it's easier than you think! Last year some friends gave us a set of old dressers before they moved to the beach.

How To Paint Furniture: why it's easier than you think!

The dressers were in decent shape, but definitely needed a little work.I just knew I was the girl for the job.And so do all my friends, which is why I've never been able to park in our garage. How To Paint Furniture. Hey ya'll!

How To Paint Furniture

So, before we left for Christmas break a few weeks ago, I started making some changes to our master bedroom. This will be the 11th set of changes to this room, 10 of which were fully documented in this unexpectedly popular post.Also known as 'that one time I had Jesse photoshop my face on a turtle's body and hundreds of thousands of people saw it.' A sort-of “how to”: DIY chalk painted buffet. We did it!

A sort-of “how to”: DIY chalk painted buffet

We painted our buffet and it looks good...from afar. Nah, I really do like it. If you don't recall (I mean, why would you?) , we purchased the buffet a few weeks ago from a used furniture place in Wicker Park. I have wanted to buy a large piece of dining room furniture to house EK's toys, paints and other bullsh! Tightly wrapped delivery Now we just had to purchase some paint. Next step was actually painting. Eager beaver makes paint streaks Watering down the second coat helped smooth out the finish.

Those hands don't look a day over 34 Look at him go. While Mr. Ready for waxing. Next came the clear wax coat. Three coats later (as the top will get a lot of wear), and a bit of buffing, the buffet was done. Waiting for the wax to cure.