Monday, January 21, 2013

What Some Celebrities are Eating!


If you have been contemplating the idea of transitioning from the Standard American Diet to a raw vegan diet but have no idea how to do it or what to prepare. Let me help you solve the problem.


Each week Amy Pickle (Culinary Institute of America trained chef) and Hannah Phillips of Raw Girls. create a box of prepared , vegan, gulten free, refined sugar free, processed food free, organic, low calorie, raw foods that includes savory soups, gourmet entrees, side dishes and two delicious desserts. Their box offers you healthy meals that you can bring to work or have waiting for you when you return home. The Box can be shipped via Fed-EX or UPS anywhere in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

For those of you thinking you would like to make this shift, here are some concrete benefits of this way of eating.

Permanent weight loss management
Beautiful skin and hair
Increased energy and stamina
Mental clarity and focus
Emotional balance
Spirtual connection
Decreased cravings
Healing of ailments from minor to life-threating-such as acne, allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, congerstion, constipation, diabetes, herpes, infertility, menopausal symtons, obesity, thyroid problems and ulcerative colon.

As you add more raw friuts and vegtables to your diet, you are receiving maximum nutrition from your food. Your job is to deliver the (groceries) nutrients to your cells and take out the trash (waste). The nutrients from raw and vegan foods are delivered through the blood to the cells resulting in cleaner blood and healthier happier cells.!! Which in turn makes you a much happier being!!

I have been eating raw vegan meals for almost 10 years. I feel better, look better, act better and have truly lost the craving for the SAD.

The Memphis flyer just published an article on Raw Girls and their amazing business.

Check it out!

So if you are wanting to feel better, look better, drop some unwanted pounds, have increased energy or need some healing in your body-read the article and connect with Raw Girls LLC on their face book page. Go to their page, click about and it will give you the ability to order. I look so forward to receiving my box every week. I love having all of this magnificent food in my refrigerator and getting to pick from an amazing array of beautiful vibrant dishes that not only feeds my body but my soul!

So take some time and read the article-you will be glad you did. Oh and by the way did I mention that Hannah was my daughter??

Until next time,


Monday, January 7, 2013

Retin-A The Natural Way...

So I am thinking that if you are a woman and live in America you have probably heard of Retin-A.
My mom used it when I was growing up and I used it for a few years in my 30's. But for the few of you that may not have heard of about this product and what it does, this sentence explains it.
Retin-A is a twisted form of the vitamin A molecule, and works at the cellular level to improve your skin's health and appearance.
But what they don't tell you about in all of the advertisements are the chemicals that are in this product along with the vitamin A molecule.
Here are a few, and a little description.

Hydroxypropyl cellulose-This is a food additive added to dairy based foods, fat based deserts, cereal, processed meats, precooked pastas and tons of other foods. It's used as a building agent, glazing agent, foaming agent, thickener and stabilizer.

Butyland Hydroxytoluene-This chemical is added to most foods to preserve fats. It is made from the chemicals p-cresol and isobutylene. P-cresol is a chemical that is a mosquito attractant while isobutylene is a flammable substance one hydrocarbon away from common butane. BHT is prepared by the reaction of p-cresol and isobutylene catalysed by sulfuric acid.
It's primary use is to prevent foods from becoming rancid.

Brucine Sulfate-A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid derived from seeds of vomica and closely related plants. Used to denature alcohol. Can be fatal if ingested.

Well, I will stop there, even though there are more. I think you get the point that there are some very harsh toxic chemicals in this "fountain of youth" cream, But don't get discouraged if you are a committed user of Retin-A. There is a natural alternative. Radiant-A.

Radiant-A's base is made from Rosehip oil, which is a source of topical retinoic acid (vitamin A) in a natural bio-identical form.

In 1983 the faculty of Pharmacology and Chemistry at the University of Concepcion in Chile conducted a 2 year study with an emphasis and study on the healing action of the oil. The study was conducted on 180 patients with extensive facial scarring, acne scarring, deep wrinkles, sun damage, radiation damage, burns, surgical scars and a group suffering from pre-mature aging. The results were outstanding and remarkable. It was found that Rosehip oil with continual application, effectively helped with reducing the effect of scars and wrinkles, along with preventing advancement of premature aging and helped in regaining lost skin color and tone.

Later pharmaceutical companies caught on to the remarkable properties of this Trans-Retinoic acid, a derivative of Vitamin A and formed Retin-A. But as I said at the beginning, the prescription Retin-A has so many chemicals that it has been considered Toxic for human use in many arenas.

Think about it, wouldn't you rather apply an all organic natural product to your skin that will help give you the same results without all of the harsh chemicals and side effects?  These chemicals not only sit on your skin, but are absorbed into the skin and bloodstream. So here is a solution.

Radiant-A applied twice a week helps to:

Stimulate new cell growth
Regenerate cells
Allows the skin to breathe without clogging pores
Helps shrink your pore size
Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Preserves skins elasticity
Fights bacteria that causes acne

Radiant-A is proprietary blend of Organic virgin oils. It not only contains Rosehip oil to stimulate new cell growth and preserve the skin's elasticity, but it also has other high end oils that help to replace the moisture, hydrate and replenish your skin. These oils also aid Rosehip in helping diminish fine lines and wrinkles. These oils help with healing many types of scarring too. When you combine Radiant-A with the other Real Raw Beauty products, it is the perfect recipe for beautiful, silky smooth radiant skin! You will see an immediate difference!

Until next time,