Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jan's little bag of magic


People ask me all the time,"what else do you do besides eat a raw diet"? They want to know what exercise I do, what supplements I take, what secrects I have for  healthy, vibrant, glowing skin. So I thought I would take a few posts and share my little bag of magic and how a day in the life of Jan goes!

I wake up and start my day out with an amaxing cup of hot herbal tea, sweetened with raw agave and raw honey.... the brand of tea I am using right now is Mighty Leaf. I have 2 personal favorites, chamomile citrus, and african nectar.  I started drinking the african nectar when I found out that it was made from the african rooibos leaves. I think you might be intrested in the amazing qualities of the rooibos leaves....Pronounced "roy-boss".

Studies have shown that this tea helps delay the aging process. (That got my attention right off the bat) It contains a mimic of the enzyme Super Oxide Dismutase, an antioxidant which attacks the free radicals.
It helps to relieve nausea, constipation and heartburn.
Increases the asorption of iron in the body
Often perscribed for tension and mild depression
Helps control your appetite
Last but not least-Helps Recoup after a Hangover!

So who knew all of this in alittle tea bag!!!
It can be purchased on line or Whole Foods. I have also found it in the health food section of Kroger

Next, head to the shower... but first I use my dry body brush-A very necessary part of my daily routine.

This is exactly the body brush that I have. And here is alittle lesson on how to use it:
Start at your feet and brush upwards towards your heart
Brush legs, arms,abdomen, chest, neck with a circular motion
Lift your arm over your head and brush the armpits,
Brush also behind the knee caps, then head to the shower.

The benifits of dry brushing are incredible...It helps clean the lymphatic system, removes dead skin cells,stregthens the immune system, tones the muscles and tightens the skin. And if that isn't enough, it improves the function of the nervous system, and stimulates circulation!! Wow, and all of that takes maybe 3 to 4 minutes a day, and your skin has been detoxed and exfoliated, and rejuvinated!
You can purchase the dry body brush on line, but I have found it to be cheaper at Whole Foods.

Well I can see that this could turn into a very long post if I don't stop...So for now I will  save the vitamins and supplements for part 2.

Google it, read about it, talk to a friend, then go and do it!



  1. Thanks for posting your daily routine. I love reading about this kind of stuff so I can improve my own. Nice Work!!

  2. I love Mighty Leaf teas! My favorite is the Jasmine.