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This is Part Two of a three-part article. Please see Part One Here.

 

Not so good for skin care

Not so good for skin care

Skin care products. Do you know what's in them?

Skin care products. Do you know what’s in them?

Not so good for skin care

Not so good for skin care

hidden chemicals

hidden chemicals

What do these things have in common?

They all contain dangerous chemicals.

1+1=2 , 2+2-4, 4+4=16. Do that for 2 minutes and you will be surprised how quickly you will get into hundreds and then thousands.

I know that you can add. But do you add up the amount of harmful chemicals that you bombard your blood stream with each day?  What goes through our pores are just as crucial as what goes in our mouth. Here is a brief look at what could be lurking in a bottle. It is always a good idea to Know Your Skin Care Products  for a“Healthy Lifestyle”

Consider that:

  • Over time, you are actually accumulating a lot of muck in your body.
  • They  will eventually clog your organs and working systems?
  • Every chemical that goes into your body gives extra work for your kidneys and liver?
  •  They also put your immune system into over drive.
  • Eventually your weakened immune system  is severely compromised in fighting off other harmful bacteria and viruses?

Here are some of the main culprits regularly used in skin care and beauty products that you would never knowingly place in your body Read the rest of this entry

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 Skin care products. Do you know what's in them?

Skin care products. Do you know what’s in them?

So you wake up in the morning. You have to get dressed and out to work. Or you have a date and you want to look and smell your best. You shampoo your hair. Or if you are African descent, you probably went to the hair dresser the day or weekend before. You use some kind of shampoo, some kind of conditioner, some kind of soap. You applied some kind of deodorant, some kind of hand cream, some kind of perfume. If you are female, you probably used some kind of face powder, lipstick, eye brow pencil, maybe mascara. And the list goes on. All these SKIN CARE PRODUCTS are used to enhance our beauty, but can they be hindering your efforts to live a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?

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HEALTHY COFFEE

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HEALTHY COFFEE IS HERE TO STAY.

It is estimated that about four out of every five North Americans drink coffee on a daily basis. Coffee is the world’s second largest-traded commodity after oil. Coffee drinking has a history that is centuries old. Now we can have HEALTHY COFFEE.

HEALTHY COFFEE

HEALTHY COFFEE

Not too long ago, many persons thought they were drinking coffee as a stimulant. Others for the aroma, and still others for the taste. It woke you up in the morning, gave you a boost at mid- morning, and the extra boost to get you through from lunch to the end of the day.

Coffee was what was once used to carry the exotic flavors in the creamers. Even as an excuse for the whipped topping, and other sweet additives you craved, (but did not want to acknowledge mentally).

For instance, you didn’t have to tell yourself, “I had caramel today” ….”I just had a cup of coffee” is less guilt provoking.  Or, you forget that the mocha and the latte coffee drinks may have had some chocolate in it. The fact is that coffee is the most loved beverage in many countries in the world, and over time, we found ways to make it more inviting. At the top of the list of coffee drinking countries, are USA, France and Germany. Read the rest of this entry

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Also a par of your overall Health and Wellness

Also serious Health concern

It stands to reason that everything that involves the body eventually affects our Health and Wellness. Both positive actions and negative actions will affect us accordingly. In order to attain the best health possible, it is necessary to practice good health habits on a regular and continuous basis. Eating healthy once or twice a week will definitely not be as beneficial to our health as doing so on a regular basis.(with the occasional indulgence.)

One of the things which we probably do not pay as much attention to, as we should, is our sleep habits.

I always say that God knows why He made day and night. I believe He knew that sleep is so essential to our Good health that he made it easy for us to do nothing for almost half the day, but sleep. But like many other things mankind got too smart for their own good and made ways and options to allow us to not sleep as we should.

Babies sleep around sixteen hours a day.  As they grow older, the number of hours, required to sleep for optimum health and functioning, decrease considerably. As children mature into teenagers, they require more sleep. This may be due to the various processes of growth and maturity going on inside the body, that demands more down time. Read the rest of this entry

Healthy Thoughts – Healthy Actions

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Little Healthy Actions add up to improved body functioning.

Little Healthy Actions add up to improved body functioning.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

In an effort to implement as many Healthy Actions as I can, I am always doing research online and trying to understand my body and how it functions and what I can do to make it work better and prevent illness. My favorite people to learn from are medical doctors who also incorporate natural healing methods, and preventative techniques. Along with ancient techniques such as acupuncture, massage and etc. which collectively encourage healthy Habits.

Recently I’ve been discovering much about hormones and the glands that produce them.  What a great impact they have on our bodies and how important they are!!  Understanding the various organs and what is required for them to function optimally, and the various systems in place that keeps everything moving, is truly enlightening.

EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER

While meditating on the fact that there is so much we can do to improve our health if we understood it just a little bit, I remembered an incident that bore out my thoughts. A long time ago,( Over thirty years ) when I bought my first car, I went to the dealer to collect the car. Most females would have had someone accompany them, but I went alone. The salesman spent some time showing me certain things about the car. He went under the hood and showed me how to top up the fluids and so on. He also demonstrated what he thought I needed to know on the dashboard and the controls. So when he came to (what I later discovered was) the internal heating system, he said, “don’t worry about that. It doesn’t work.” I very uncharacteristically did not ask any questions about it. So several months later when I started feeling this intense heat at my feet, as I was driving, I had no idea where it was coming from. I imagined all kinds of reasons. I talked to people about what could be the problem, and continued to be perplexed as I drove around with heat on my feet in eighty to ninety degree weather, promising to take the car to a mechanic to figure it out. Read the rest of this entry

ADD A GREEN SMOOTHIE TO YOUR ROUTINE

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Daily gift of life.

Daily gift of life.

GREENS ARE A LIFE FORCE

Every life cycle begins with plant life. Plants have the unique ability to use the energy from the sun to create nutrition and life force. It therefore follows, that including green plants in your diet would be a good choice for providing a more direct source of vital nutrients.

As a young person, I used to tell myself silly things like. Only goats eat leaves. At that time, I had no understanding of the real benefits of food, and how important nutrients are to the daily functioning of our organs, hormones and the prevention of diseases and ailments.

Maybe wisdom comes with age, maybe it is instilled by God for a particular purpose. Perhaps, one just gets tired of not being well and seeks to make their body better. There was a time when the greenest thing I ate was avocado. Cucumber salad was a regular part of our diet, but we peeled the skin off. We had no idea that we were feeding the pigs and the sheep, the most nutritious part of the cucumber

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT

Dark leafy greens such as KALE AND SPINACH, provide a wealth of HEALTH BENEFITS, and more nutrients than most people are aware of. Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, parsley and other “greens” abound with vitamins and minerals. The list is so extensive and widely known, that I will let you look them up on your own.

We are aware of the importance of vitamins, but it is sometimes challenging to include them in our diet on a daily basis. It is necessary to consume water soluble vitamins daily since they cannot be stored in the body. Vitamins C and most B vitamins are water soluble, and will be eliminated once they are not used. Other vitamins are fat soluble and can therefore be stored in fat and the liver, and released when needed.   These include vitamin A, D, E, K.  Some minerals that are plentiful in dark leafy greens include calcium, potassium, copper manganese and iron. Read the rest of this entry

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