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Anti Aging made simple!
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Posted by: @ 3:47 pm

I will admit it – I want to look younger. Doesn’t everyone? From botox to spray on tans, we all have gone to drastic measures in a desperate attempt to at least look more youthful and vibrant. But what if you are trying too hard? What if the answer to anti-aging is as simple as the foods that you put into your body every day? Here are incredible anti-aging benefits that are made possible through a gluten free, no dairy, no soy, vegan, organic whole foods diet.

1. Improved energy levels

Not only do I enjoy looking younger – I enjoy feeling younger, too. The problem is that so many people load their bodies with refined sugars and fats not only make them sick, but also depleting them of energy. By consuming plant-based proteins and fresh produce, I believe that you will feel happier, more energized, and focused throughout the day. You really can’t ask for much more than that!

2. More radiant skin

When I first discovered a whole foods diet, I was in awe. For the first time in forever, my skin was radiant and blemish free! By avoiding processed foods and replacing them with high-quality organic produce and fibre, my skin looked more beautiful than ever. In particular, I believe that meeker red raspberries contribute to my now glowing skin. Full of skin healing antioxidants, these little berries are also full of ellagic acid, which may be anti-cancer. It’s a win win situation!

3. Lower cancer risk

Reservatrol, a member of the plant compounds polyphenols, is thought to be full of antioxidant properties that protect your body against heart disease and cancer. You can find reservatrol in plant-based foods like peanut butter, red grapes, berries, and red wine or grape extracts. Who know that there was a much simpler, cost-effective way to lower your cancer risk? I didn’t, until I heard about reservatrol.

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Nature’s sleeping pill!
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Posted by: @ 3:16 pm

An Indian form of ginger, ashwaganda is a very important herb in ayurvedic medicine that has wonderful antioxidant properties. This essential herb has been around for centuries in India, and it has a reputation for being nature’s natural sleeping pill with it’s meditative, calming, and resting properties. It grows natively in both North America and India, it has been used for hundreds of years.

It is well-known that cortisol is a contributor to insomnia, depression, and blood sugar, and ashwagandha significantly reduces cortisol release from the body’s adrenal glands. This stops all of those awful nights of tossing and turning that so often get in the way of deep, restorative sleep. Ashwaganda also works magically as a natural sedative, for those who have trouble falling asleep. It calms the nerve and puts the body at rest so that the body can get a great night’s rest.

Before taking ashwaganda, it is recommended to first consult with a doctor. Though it is a natural sleeping aid, there is always a possibility that it could react negatively with other medications. It is also wise to learn of any potential side effects, too. Ashwaganda is a remarkable gift from nature, and it has even more amazing health benefits!

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What is your health saying about you?
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Posted by: @ 3:02 pm

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Nature’s breathing cure!
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I have never had the pain of dealing with complicated asthma medications and inhalers, but I certainly have always felt for those who had to. Luckily, there is a much safer, more fun, and completely natural way of fighting against this horrible affliction, and it’s a lot more simple than you might think. In ancient cultures around the world, the people used elderberries to treat asthma and other respiratory infections.

Because elderberries are one of the few plant-based sources with an extremely high amount of quercetin, an extremely powerful antioxidant compound, they are an amazing fruit that boosts the immune system, fights colds, flu, and asthma! Research has shown that quercetin is especially great at blocking the release of histamines and similar allergic and inflammatory chemicals in the body, like those associated with asthma!

I recommend taking elderberry syrup regularly if you struggle with asthma. When you are choosing a brand of elderberry syrup, be mindful that not all elderberry syrups are created equally. It is always best to consume organic, natural, preservative-free elderberry syrup whenever possible. If you can make your own elderberry syrup at home, that is even better, so long as all of your ingredients are quality and organically grown to ensure the most health benefits.

Benefits of Pumpkin
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Posted by: @ 1:04 pm

As if there weren’t already enough reasons to love pumpkin seeds right now with fall in the air, there are so many health benefits of these little seeds. Here are two health benefits of pumpkin seeds that I just love, and I think you will be pretty excited about, too.

1. An excellent source of protein.

Believe it or not, pumpkin seeds have so much protein! Though I am not (and will never be) a vegetarian or vegan, I think that this is great information for those following those diets or who simply want to have less meat in their diets. At nine grams of protein per every ounce of pumpkin, this is a wonderful on-the-go snack, or they go well topped on salads, granola, and much more! This is one of very favorite sources of plant-based proteins!

2. A natural defense against arthritis.

This is something that I struggle with, but I am fascinated to learn how this can help those struggling with arthritis. Because pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, a powerful mineral that relaxes the nerves and muscles, they are one of the greatest foods for rebuilding the bones, strengthening them, and improving blood circulation. Unlike arthritis medications, pumpkin seeds won’t damage any fats in the linings of the joints, which is a very common side effect for those taking the drug. What could be better?

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Taking control of my health….
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Posted by: @ 1:54 pm

How I Take Control Of My Health Every Time I Open My Mouth

I think that we all know how important good health is. The question is, what is actually healthy and unhealthy? I know that some people spend hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars on medications that their usually well-meaning doctors have advised them to take, all in the name of ‘good health’. However, that is not even close to striving for good health. On the contrary, it can often reap horrible side effects!

I firmly believe that the keys to good health include an organic whole foods diet consisting of plant based vegan (dairy free), soy free, gluten free, unprocessed foods. When I prepare these foods homemade, my body always thanks me! One of my favorite, natural products to use is Veden. Veden is the only plant based, soy free protein that I recommend. I love mixing it in with my smoothies once or twice every day for a delicious, natural alternative to all of the heavily processed junk foods. It comes in a powder form and is packed full of all of my daily vitamins and minerals, fiber, omega 3, protein, probiotics, and enzymes! Get it today

It doesn’t cost a fortune to be beautiful
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Posted by: @ 1:33 pm

Сhеар Ноmеmаdе Неаlth аnd Веаutу Рrоduсts

Моst реорlе аssumе thаt thе bеst hеаlth аnd bеаutу рrоduсts shоuld rіghtlу соmе wіth а hеftу рrісе tаg. Ноwеvеr, thаt іs nоt аlwауs truе. Ѕurе, sоmе оf thе wоrld-rеnоwnеd соsmеtіс gіаnts suррlу ехсеllеnt quаlіtу соsmеtіс рrоduсts аt sоmеtіmеs ехоrbіtаnt рrісеs. Ноwеvеr, thеrе аrе оthеr hеаlth аnd bеаutу рrоduсts thаt аrе јust аs еffесtіvе but lеss соstlу. Веlіеvе іt оr nоt, sоmе оf thе bеst bеаutу аnd bоdу саrе рrоduсts саn bе fоund іn уоur kіtсhеn suсh аs fruіt, hоnеу, оіl, bаkіng sоdа, sugаr, аnd аlое vеrа.

Неаlth аnd Веаutу Рrоduсts Fоr thе Ѕkіn

Оnе реrfесt ехаmрlе оf nаturаl hеаlth аnd bеаutу рrоduсts fоr уоur skіn іs hоnеу. Fоr thоusаnds оf уеаrs, hоnеу hаs bееn usеd bу а lоt оf wоmеn аs skіn сlеаnsеr аnd mоіsturіzеr, еsресіаllу whеn mіхеd wіth mіlk. Аdd а sрооnful оf hоnеу іntо hаlf а сuр оf соld mіlk thеn usе а соttоn bаll tо аррlу thе mіхturе tо уоur fасе, nесk, аnd еvеn аrms. Lеаvе іt tо drу оn уоur fасе fоr twо mіnutеs, rеаррlу, thеn rіnsе іt оff.

Міхіng lеmоn јuісе оr оlіvе оіl wіth hоnеу wіll аlsо mаkе а grеаt skіn tоnеr thаt wіll lеаvе уоur fасе wеll-mоіsturіzеd аnd glоwіng.

Оnе оf thе bеst hеаlth аnd bеаutу рrоduсts thаt hеlр drу оut ріmрlеs оn уоur fасе іs а mіхturе оf wаtеr аnd bаkіng sоdа, fоrmіng а раstе thаt саn bе dіrесtlу аррlіеd оn уоur ріmрlе. То rеduсе thе арреаrаnсе оf unsіghtlу blеmіshеs оn уоur fасе, аррlу tооthраstе оn іt оvеrnіght. Yоu’ll bе аmаzеd tо fіnd оut thаt thе blеmіsh hаs dіsарреаrеd іn јust а mаttеr оf dауs. Grіndіng rісе thеn mіхіng іt wіth wаtеr fоrm а раstе thаt саn bе gеnеrоuslу аррlіеd оn уоur fасе аnd nесk аs а hоmеmаdе fасіаl sсrub.

Неаlth аnd Веаutу Рrоduсts Fоr Yоur Наіr

Yоur shаmроо саn соntаіn strоng сhеmісаls thаt саn саusе dаndruff, whісh саn bе еаsіlу rеmоvеd bу аррlуіng lеmоn јuісе tо уоur sсаlр. Аs аn аltеrnаtіvе, уоu саn аlsо mіх wаtеr wіth сіdеr vіnеgаr thеn аррlу іt оn уоur hаіr аnd sсаlр.

Fоr sіlkу, smооth hаіr, mаkе а mіхturе оf Неnnа аnd еgg уоlk аnd аррlу іt оn уоur hаіr оn а rеgulаr bаsіs. Оthеr hеаlth аnd bеаutу рrоduсts thаt аrе рrоvеn grеаt fоr уоu hаіr аrе fеnugrееk sееds аnd аlое vеrа. То mахіmіzе thе vаluе оf соmmеrсіаlіzеd shаmроо, mіх іt wіth lіttlе аmоunt оf bаkіng sоdа tо gеt rіd оf hаіr-рrоduсt buіlduр.

Ѕіnсе уоu wіll bе аррlуіng оnlу nаturаl рrоduсts оn уоur fасе аnd bоdу, thе роssіbіlіtу оf dеvеlоріng skіn іrrіtаtіоns іs grеаtlу rеduсеd.