Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oregano Oil...A natural cold fighter!

About a month ago I had a twitter friend ask me if I knew anything about taking oil of oregano. Personally I had never taken it, but my interest was stirred up. After I read about it and realized the amazing benefits, I decided it was worthy of a post. One of the main benefits is preventing colds, or fighting an oncoming cold and existing cold..  I have not had a cold in over 10 yrs-nor have I been to the doctor for any type of sickness, because I  believe that prevention is the way to live!! So maybe that's why I haven't realized the greatness of oregano oil!
Another great piece of information that I learned is that you can give this to your children by applying a drop or two to the sole of their foot, apply socks and you are way ahead of the game for protecting your children from the cold germs that they so easily pick up in their day to day life. So watch the video and I will put up a link to some sites for you to check out so that you can purchase it and keep your family healthy this winter!

So decide for yourself...check out or you can go to

Oh and one more thing....A really big shout out to my husband for his first hole in one ever this last Friday!!,,,,and to make it even sweeter, it was on a par 4!!!

Until next time,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vitamin Water-What you might not realize....

Ran across this short video on Vitamin Water...Just thought I would pass it on....

If you are looking for a GREAT is the one I use. I have had this juicer for 8 1/2 yrs. I have never replaced a part, and have juiced with it thousands of times.

Fresh juices are the real vitamin water!

Until next time,

Friday, October 14, 2011


For those of you that personally know me, you know that I am always reading, researching and trying out new foods, supplements, forms of exercise  etc. to improve my quality of life. In the last year I have come across a supplement that does just is called astaxanthin!!
Astaxanthin (pronounced asta-Zan-thin) is one of a group of natural pigments known as xanthophylls, a subcategory of the carotenoid family. Carotenoids are plant chemicals produced by plants. They use carotenoids for their natural antioxidant properties to protect themselves from harsh sun rays. Sea animals such as lobster, salmon and shrimp get their color from eating a diet of astaxanthin-rich algae and plankton.
This plant based algae supplement has almost too many benefits to list but here are just a few...

I love this one!!!
It improves skin quality!

It has been highly recommended by some doctors to reduce wrinkles, and age spots, improve smoothness, elasticity and improve moisture levels. Along with giving your skin a beautiful healthy glow!!!
Many people use this supplement so that they can spend more time out in the sun, because there is evidence that astaxanthin not only prevents UV sun damage from happening, but also helps reverse the outward signs of aging from the inside out!
Some cosmetic companies are using astaxanthin in their products to provide UV protection along with healing damaged skin.

It helps reduce inflammation!
This benefit really appealed to me because my husband battles with inflammation and joint issues.
After I read this statistic the other day I convinced my husband to start taking astaxanthin.
"The common remedy for inflammation includes, aspirin, acetaminophen and prescription Celebrex. The side effects from these have resulted in 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths per year in the United States. Complications from the use of these medications represent 43% of all drug related emergency visits."
Astaxanthin has been effective in clinical trials for inflammation. It will take longer to see the results, but has been proven to be a safe natural alternative to prescription drugs.

It increases strength and stamina!

Astaxanthin has the ability to increase stamina due to the beneficial effect it has on your mitochondria.(the part of the cell that generates 95 % of your energy.)
It is also effective in reducing lactic acid buildup during workouts.

It is great for eye health!
Recent studies have shown that it is the ultimate supplement for eye health. It is one of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the retinal barrier in your eyes. Using it has proven to have protective benefits against these vision related problems:
macular degeneration
diabetic retinopathy
glaucoma and many more

Here are just a few other reported benefits:
Boosts the immune system
Protects against Free Radicals
Normalizes blood pressure
Gives you better resistance to colds
Helps prevent  the initiation of cancer

If you would like to check this out further, here is a link.

I am stoked about this supplement!! It comes in different dosage amounts, I personally take 10mg. Check it out on your own, but if you would like smoother skin, reduce inflammation, increase your stamina, run get yourself some.

Until next time,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Welcome Back!

As most of you know I took a small vacation from writing on my blog....but due to increased pressure from many of my friends and family, I have decided to pick up my pen so to speak and begin to roll out some new information that I have come across and experienced over the last year. The content for most of my previous blogs was primarily centered around food. But moving forward there will be a new menu of subjects to choose from. Just to name a few... diet, exercise, beauty treaments and secrets, the enviroment, recipes, relationships, along with supplement guides and tons of other great topics. Keep checking back each week and follow the life of Jan in Real Raw Women!!
until next time!!!