Health Tip: When to Chew Gum

Mar 22, 2013 by

Did you know? Chew gum after meals, not on an empty stomach. Chewing gum stimulates gastrointestinal juices which can lead to ulcers if chewed before meals. So remember to always chew after meals to help aid in digestion.

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The Healing Power of Basil

Mar 21, 2013 by

Basil is an herb that has been cultivated for thousands of years as a food source, but also for its medicinal benefits. This “power herb” is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, B6, Folate and Minerals: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc; as well as Dietary Fiber and Protein. The leaves can be used in culinary dishes or the oil can be applied topically or taken internally. When ingested, basil helps protect against DNA damage with the help of antioxidants orienting and vicenin, by protecting cells against oxidation and radiation. Basil also aids in arthritis (Eugenol), bacterial infections, coughs, constipation, cramps, and upset stomach. Applied topically to the skin, basil oil has anti-bacterial properties (Including Antibiotic Resistant), which make it great for acne prone skin. High in Vitamin A (Regenerative Properties), it’s also great for combating dry or maturing skin (Fine Lines and Wrinkles). Overall, Basil is a great addition to your daily dishes, because of its amazing anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Enjoy and spread the Basil ♥❤♡

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Hair Tip: Detangling Long Hair

Mar 20, 2013 by

Detangling Long Hair can sometimes take forever and/or lead to breakage. Especially if you’re using a brush or fine tooth comb. The best way to untangle those knots is by using a wide tooth comb, which is much more gentler on the hair! You will also need a detangling spray. If you don’t have a detangling spray, than you can simply make one. In an empty spray bottle, fill with distilled water and one teaspoon of a light silky conditioner. Shake and spray. With your wide tooth comb, carefully comb, starting at the ends and work your way up to the base. Remember, combing or brushing at the roots first can create more tangles and potentially break the hair. Good luck!

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Soak Your Nuts and Seeds

Mar 6, 2013 by

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Why should you soak your nuts and seeds? There are many benefits to soaking nuts from digestion to enhanced taste. When nuts are soaked, they become softer and much more easier to chew. Moist nuts will increase enzyme production making them easier to digest. Also, soaking will allow the tannins to release giving the nuts a smoother, more buttery taste.

Soaking seeds are very important, because enzyme inhibitors are present in the shell. By soaking seeds, they will begin to sprout causing the release of enzyme inhibitors(natural bug repellant) and also creating more bio-available nutrients. The sprouted seeds are easier to digest and more nutrients are absorbed by the body. Sprouting definitely adds more energy to the seeds.

Nuts and seeds can be soaked for 20-30 minutes with a squeeze of lemon juice(neutralizes enzymes). To really add moisture and to guarantee they sprout, it’s best to do overnight in the refrigerator. Remember, consuming dry nuts will rob moisture from the body and potentially lead to constipation. Always soak before you eat. Good luck!

 

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It’s A New Day!

Mar 1, 2013 by

todayTODAY I AM EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING!

 

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Green Tea for Health and Beauty

Feb 28, 2013 by

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For thousands of years, the Chinese have used green tea for many health benefits, from longevity to weight loss. The power of the plant Camellia Sinensis, lies in the leaves, which contain a powerful anti-oxidant known as EGCG(Epigallocatechin Gallate). EGCG has been shown to protect the heart, lower LDL cholesterol, fight infection, prevent tooth decay, cardiovascular diseases, and more.
Cosmetic giants like Estee Lauder and Amore Pacific also use green tea attract in their products. The skin benefits they say, are protection against free radicals as well as DNA repair and protection. Therefore, adding green tea to a daily regimen, internally and externally will definitely delay the symptoms of aging. So sip or apply away.
 
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Moving Forward

Feb 28, 2013 by

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I move forward… putting faith in tomorrows light. I move forward… maintaining an intense flame in my heart.

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