Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Because I have had an overwhelming response from my special offer on Facebook, I just wanted
to put up quick little post to let everyone know that Real Raw Beauty has been running an April
Special, and I wanted to give anyone who didn't know about the special a chance to take part.
Anyone that orders a bottle of Radiant Skin Facewash or the Radiant Moisturizer in the month of April will receive a sample of Radiant A. For anyone that has never used Radiant A you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to improve the quality of your skin without the use of harsh chemicals.
Radiant A will work at a cellular level to improve your skins appearance. By assisting in the promotion of collagen and elastin levels, Radiant A supports the production of new skin tissue. These amazing oils will renew, replenish, and hydrate your skin and reverse sun damage and scarring.
If you are looking for a skin care line that really works and does not contain fillers and additives and all kinds of ingredients that you can't even pronounce. Look not further.
We need to be so consciencous about what we apply to your skin, since it is our largest organ. What ever you are applying to your skin is being absorbed directly into your blood stream. Your blood stream will welcome any oil that is in Real Raw Beauty!!
Go to the website and check it out-www.realrawbeauty.com
Until next time,
Monday, April 15, 2013
I am so fortunate to have an amazing friend who does nothing but inspire me every time we are together. We have known each other for only 3 years but it seems like 23 years. You know what I am talking about? We could go for 6 months without seeing each other and when we got together it would be as if no time had past. She just recently decided to do a detox and cleanse. She took off
to her sister's home in CA, and spent about a month there. She and her sister worked out every day and juiced and ate high vibrational food. When she came home she was 20+ lbs lighter and full of energy and happiness. I saw her last week and she looked so full of life and a much smaller version of the woman that I had seen at the first of January. She didn't even have to talk about all the things she had been doing-it was soooo obvious.
I think I got a little lazy over the winter. I wasn't exercising as much as I like. And somehow when you live somewhere that is overcast and raining most of the winter you convince yourself that it is okay not to push yourself the way you do when it is warm and sunny outside.
When I went to visit her last week all of that changed. She lives in this neighborhood that has hills that are so steep it's like hiking straight up the side of a mountain. She took me on a 4 1/2 mile hike the 3 days I was there,up and down, up and down for an hour and 13 minutes. But it was so awesome to be sore and feel the effects of pushing yourself harder than normal. She fixed incredible healthy dinners and I felt so wonderful. And we always took her dog Houli on the hikes-he was amazing, and kept us so entertained.!!
When I got home I immediately increased my running from 3 miles to 4. I felt like being with her gave me the jump start to increase what I was doing. And I pulled my juicer out and started back juicing again. I have mostly been doing super food smoothies for the last year and after being with her I realized how much I missed my juicer. So off to the farmers market I went on Sat and bought 2 types of Kale, orange beets, apples and carrots. Juice that with lemons and ginger and you will be addicted!!
You know that you have an amazing friendship when you only want the best for your friend. I was so happy for her that she had put in the time, effort and dedication and reaped the results. I don't think I have ever seen her look better. She is beautiful on the inside and out!
If you are blessed to have an amazing inspiring friend-let them know how special they are, and how much they mean to you. My experience with friends is that you only get a few really good ones, actually I could count on one hand my really good friends. So let them know they are important.
Thank you Nancy for being a wonderful Inspiring, gracious, kind friend! I love you!
Until next time,
Monday, April 1, 2013
So what is the real deal on wrinkles? Why do we get them? How do we prevent them and how do we diminish the ones we have? The cosmetic industry has turned this one little subject into a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Everywhere you look you are bombarded with commercials telling you how to improve this little issue. The other day in a matter of 1 hour there were 5 commercials addressing this issue, mainly emphasising plastic surgery as the answer.
There are many reasons why a person could have wrinkles. Too much sun exposure, hormone changes stress, dehydration and improper diet. But one of the biggest contributors to wrinkles is free radicals. (A little biology) Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that have only one electron instead of two. Because electrons are found in pairs the molecule must scavenge other molecules for another electron. When the second molecule looses its electron to the first molecule, it must then find another electron repeating the process. This process can damage cell function and alter genetic material. Free radical damage causes wrinkles by activating the metalloproteinases that break down collagen.
So how do you stop theses free radicals? Which by the way they are in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. So there is no real way of escaping them, but there is a way to fight them, which in turn helps fight against wrinkles. The answer is antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells from the effects of free radicals. Where can we get these important antioxidants?
Antioxidants are found in many fruits, blueberries, pomegranates, and apples just to name a few. They are also found in carrots and my favorite dark chocolate and red wine!
You can also take supplements with high antioxidants. My two favorites that I personally take are
Astaxanthin and Sea Buckthorn Berry.
Both of these I get from Amazon.
Not only can you fight free radicals from the inside out, but you can put antioxidants directly on your skin. Of course I could not pass up the opportunity of telling you that www.realrawbeauty.com products are not only made from virgin organic oils, but they are full of antioxidants to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles and aid in the healing of damaged skin. So make sure that you are making the best choices for your skin both inside and out. Know what you are putting in your body and on your body. We know that we are taking in chemicals and toxins from the air and water, which we have no control over. Why would we knowingly put them on our skin? Do your own research and find the perfect foods, supplements and skin care for your body-you owe it to yourself!!
Until next time,
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Looking for a great detox tea? Then look no further. I have taken so many detox supplements and drank a lot of "detox teas". But I will have to say that by far this is the best detox tea that I have come across. Not only does it work, but it tastes good too. You actually have to be really careful about how long you steep it. If you steep it too long you are probably going to be spending a lot of time in the bathroom the next morning!!
Here are some of the ingredients and why it works so well.
Moringa Leaf-Helps with digestion. Increases your energy and aids in sleep.
Senna Leaf- This ingredient is often used to help treat constipation, caused by slow intestines. Senna leaf helps increase the activity in your intestines.
Peppermint-This helps to promote healthy digestion, and is considered a stimulant to help cleanse your entire body.
Stevia-Helps to regulate blood sugar levels and can aid in weight loss by suppressing your appetite.
Rose Hip-High in vitamin C. It is a soluble form of fiber. It also helps to control blood pressure.
Marshmallow Root/Leaf-Used to support the intestines. It used to be used for a remedy for bladder infection, upset stomach, fluid retention, intestinal disorders, kidney problems, sinusitis and sore throat. It reduces inflammation and has a calming effect on the body.
So the truth about this tea is this, it really does work. I take it at night about an hour or two before I go to bed. I usually drink it every other night. I have noticed that it does help me sleep better and it for sure will clean out your intestines the next morning. It is by no means harsh and it doesn't cause stomach problems, but you just have to make sure that you don't steep it longer that 5-6 minutes. It is a little pricey. But I don't mind paying for things that actually work. And I don't drink it every day. You can go to Amazon and put in Zija Tea.
From a lot of things I have been reading people use this tea and the other products in their product line for weight loss. I haven't ordered anything else from the company but I am hooked on the tea. I am sort of a detox fanatic!! So if you are looking for a good detox idea or you need to help a sluggish digestive system, give it a try. Research it and see what you think.
Until next time,
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Last week my good friend Nancy told me that she had been putting coconut oil in her hair at night before she went to bed. She said that it made her hair look amazing. I love when friends share beauty secrets!! Well that night I coated my head with coconut oil. I scooped a couple of tablespoons out of the jar and rubbed it between my hands until it melted.and worked it into my hair and scalp, and then tied it up in a knot and went to bed. I will have to admit that your hair looks like you haven't washed it in weeks when you get up in the morning, but it smells sooooo good. I did have to wash it twice to get the oil out, but she was right!!! Your hair is so shinny, full and beautiful!! So now I am making this part of my weekly hair routine. I also read that coconut oil is great for hair growth, and I am always looking for something to help in that department! Not only am I excited about this new idea but I am also excited about my new shampoo. I have probably tried 50+ shampoos in my day. And I am always looking for a great shampoo and conditioner for my hair.
Because I use Moringa Oil from Moringa Source in my Real Raw Beauty products I decided to check out their shampoo and conditioners that they offered on their website that also contain moringa oil.
I actually really liked the shampoo and conditioner. This product combined with the coconut oil made my hair look incredible!!
According to their website:
Their rich blend of therapeutic-grade pure essential oils, all-natural ingredients and Moringa oil works quickly and deeply to penetrate the hair shaft, leaving your hair and scalp feeling healthy , nourished and squeaky clean. Good for all hair types.
Moringa hair products contain No:
Sodium Laurel Sulfate
If you want to check them out go to www.moringasource.com
If you have a great shampoo and conditioner that you love-let us know by leaving a comment!!
Until next time,
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Years ago I ate yogurt everyday. My favorite was cherry yogurt. I loved it so much I bought a yogurt maker. But when I shifted my diet and stopped eating dairy I quit eating yogurt. But that didn't mean that I didn't miss it. So when I walked past the yogurts at the store the other day I decided to investigate and see if there was any yogurt that was dairy free besides soy based yogurts. And low and behold there was So Delicious Coconut Milk Greek Yogurt, made from organic coconuts. I bought a couple of them and tried them out. They are a little more pricey than most yogurts but I think they are definitely worth it. I tried out the blueberry and raspberry. I will be buying more!!
Coconuts have so many amazing benefits for us.
Coconut in sansckrit ( ancient language of India), is known as the tree that supplies all that is needed to live. WOW!!!
Coconut water is almost identical to human blood plasma, which makes it a universal donor.
The "meat" of the coconut has the ability to rejuvinate age-related oxidative tissue damage-helps prevent aging and degenerate diseases.
Improves the functioning of the nervous system
Very useful in
Also strenghtens the immune system and improves digestion.
You can actually apply topically to a bruise or wound and helps with the healing.
For women who are concerned about their calcium being absorbed-coconut will help your body absorb what ever form of calcium that you are taking.
I haven't been buying fresh coconuts yet, but that is on my list of to do's-After researching the benefits of the coconut water, I am ready to learn how to pop a hole into the shell and insert a straw and drink the water......
These are only a very few benifits of the coconut....it would take many blogs to list them all!
And to be honest, besides all the health benefits of coconuts-the raw truth is, it just makes me feel like Im on a tropical vacation every morning when I open the jar of coconut oil to add to my morning smoothies, I get to smell that incredible smell...