Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Green Coffee Bean Extract

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend I watched a lot of videos and read a lot of articles on the effects of green coffee bean extract.
Back in 2011 a review in the journal Gastroenterology Research and Practice found that green coffee bean extract lowered body weight and burned fat faster in those that took it as opposed to those that didn't. Chlorogenic acid, the key ingredient in green coffee bean extract, is a powerful natural antioxidant, which combats free radicals in the blood stream. The reason why it is effective in weight loss is that is slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal. It is also known for it's ability to improve circulation and help slow down the aging process.

Here is what Dr Oz has to say about it.

So I ordered some and I got my bottle today. I ordered the 800mg and took my first one today.
I will have to say that I do not feel any side effects. I am very sensitive to anything that makes my heart race or makes me feel jittery and I stay completely away from any product that has those side effects. The label says each pill is like taking in caffeine from a 1/4 cup of coffee. Here is the brand I ordered.

I am going to try it for 12 weeks and see what happens. If anyone has ever tried it let me know what your results were. I will keep you updated!!

Until next time,

Monday, November 19, 2012


Yesterday I went to see my friends at Wilderness Poets. Their company makes and distributes (in my opinion) the best organic nut butters, seeds and superfoods on the market. They have just recently started selling organic maca root. So of course I had to get some and bring it home to try. I have been taking maca root for going on 4 years. I actually have to make sure that I keep a huge supply of it, because I never want to run out of it. I mix a tablespoon in my smoothies every day. Check out this article that I ran across that explains the benefits. Feeling a little run down, moody,experiencing PMS, hot flashes, need a libido boost? Keep reading this article from Natural News.

Find yourself depending on coffee for a boost in the morning? Why not try maca instead? Maca is a root from Peru; it's a tuber, like a potato, and offers an amazing energy boost for those with low energy. Maca however, unlike coffee, offers energy in a non-caffeinated way that supports the body.

Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Maca root is rich in B-vitamins, which are the energy vitamins, and maca is a vegetarian source of B-12. To boot, maca has high levels of bioavailable calcium and magnesium and is great for remineralization.

Maca root helps balance our hormones and due to an over abundance of environmental estrogens, most people's hormones are a bit out of whack. Maca stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are the "master glands" of the body. These glands actually regulate the other glands, so when in balance they can bring balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.

Instead of providing hormones to the body, maca works as an adaptogen which means that it responds to different bodies' needs individually. If you're producing too much of a particular hormone, maca will regulate the production downward. However, if you're producing too little, it'll regulate the production upward. (I couldn't have said it better!! This is what I love most about Maca Root)

Hormones regulate many things including mood, growth, sexual development, and tissue function. Hormones also play a role in many diseases, like cancer and depression.

Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS, menopause, and hot flashes. Maca's also a fertility enhancer and is best known for improving libido and sexual function, especially in men. For this reason, it's earned the nickname "nature's Viagra."

Maca is a food staple in Peru and there are no known effects of toxicity. However, occasionally some people experience adverse effects when they start taking maca, and these symptoms may actually be detoxification symptoms. This is because when a body more accustomed to consuming processed and cooked foods starts taking in such a nutritionally dense supplement, the body will absorb the superior nutrients it needs and "throw off" the old junk it doesn't need for elimination. If this happens, you might feel badly but it generally lasts just a few days.


The Wilderness Poets Maca is hands down the best Maca Powder that I have tried. You can find them on the web at www.wildernesspoets.com and click superfoods and will find the Maca Powder.
If you are not a person that drinks smoothies then you can mix it up in your favorite juice. But you will need to be able to put it in something that has a top so that you can shake it really well.

I recommend Maca Root for women and men. Give it a try and see what you think!!

Until next time,


Friday, November 16, 2012


I ran across this article on GMO's on Tree Hugger's Blog and wanted to pass it on.

What Are GMOs & How Many US Foods Contain Them? (Infographic)

Mat McDermott
Living / Green Food
October 12, 2011

Image: Nature's Path Organic Foods
In light of it being GMO Awareness Month this October, and that TreeHugger has written extensively on the subject but never done a really succinct piece on what a genetically modified organism is, I'm passing on this infographic from Nature's Path Organic Foods. It does a good job of explaining what a GMO is, and the current situation in regards to requiring labeling on them in food in various places around the world.
Hint: The US and Canada don't require labeling, while many other major countries do.

As you can see from this blog post most developed nations do not consider GMO's safe.
Over 80% of all GMO's grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMO's were introduced. GMO crops are also responsible for the emergence of"super weeds" and "super bugs", which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2, 4D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange) The long-term impacts of GMO's are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled.
(taken from the non GMO project)

We all need to take the time to read ingredients on the foods we are buying.  Hopefully this article will give you some helpful information to make intelligent food decisions for you and your family.

Until next time,


Monday, November 5, 2012

Why Radiant Skin Works

I have been getting so many emails from people about my Real Raw Beauty Radiant Skin Line, that I thought  I would post a blog with some informative information about the ingredients, and why they transform your skin along with pictures of some of my current users.

I have been a beauty product hoarder most of my life. Anytime some "new and improved" products came out I wanted to be the first one to buy it and try it out. But if I had been able to purchase the type of products from the Radiant Skin Line when I was younger my search for the "perfect" face product would have ended years ago.

Radiant Skin is a proprietary blend of  7 Organic, virgin oils. Each oil has specific properties that heal, moisturize, hydrate and help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are some pictures of some happy current users.



A few reasons why Radiant Skin works.

The oils that are in the product were carefully selected to:

Help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Balance your skin tone no matter what skin type you are.

One of the oils is anti septic, disinfectant, detoxifier, which help to clear up blemishes.
Breakouts occur because of hormones, bacteria and dirt. Because Radiant Skin is a cleanser and a disinfectant, it will not only clean the dirt away but also kill the bacteria., which in return clears up your blemishes.

Helps to reduce scar tissue and eczema along with repairing skin cells and reducing wrinkles.

The other oils help to hydrate and moisturize and fight free radicals.
(Free radicals are one of the main reasons that our skin begins to wrinkle)

Radiant Skin is an all inclusive product. Wash your face with it and it will remove dirt, makeup and eye makeup, then reapply to sleep in.  It is also a toner and a moisturizer. If you have fair skin or you don't want the bronzer effect you can order the daily moisturizer which has mostly clear oils.

Of course we all know that there are many ingredients to beautiful skin. Eating healthy foods that promote great skin, exercise, drinking lots of water and using skin products that contribute to radiant beautiful skin.

So what are you waiting for, transform your skin today with Real Raw Beauty.

You can purchase face and body products at www.realrawbeauty.com

You can also visit us at our Real Raw Beauty facebook page.

Until next time,