PLANT-BASED OILS for Healthy Skin Care (Part 1)

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This is Part One of a Two-Part Article. 

Some time ago, I wrote an article on the dangers to our health, of many beauty products, because of the chemicals used to make them.

Healthy oils make healthy skin

Healthy oils make healthy skin

 

Today I want to talk about some alternatives which are not only safe and effective, but may even benefit your overall health with consistent use for skin care. Plant-based oils, are gaining in acceptance in the Western world, even though many of them have been used for millenniums elsewhere. 

Natural oils have been used for centuries, for skin and hair care. Natural oils are safe and plant based, so the chances of damaging your skin or your body are minimal. This anti-aging skin serum, contain extracts from twelve powerful super foods. 

Also minimal is the amount you have to use, so an investment will take you a long way.

Some of the natural plant-based oils which have been used for thousands of years in various locations around the world, and are increasing in popularity are:-                                                                                                                       

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Explore “Health and Wealth Builders”

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Be healthy to enjoy the good life

Be healthy to enjoy the good life

 

Today I want to do something different. Instead of writing about any one particular topic, I want to invite you to my FACEBOOK FANPAGE, where you will find a wealth of information.

I called my business Health and Wealth Builders.

 My intention was to encourage and guide others into how they can improve their overall lives, by following a healthy lifestyle and gaining financial freedom.

I must confess that I focus more on building health than on building wealth. This is because my passion for good health far outweighs the other area.

 After all, you wealth can serve no purpose without good health.

And “Health is your first wealth”

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CHOCOLATE BRINGS SMILES

Chocolate has become a symbol of indulgence for many.  We give and get chocolates for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines Day and Christmas time. Perhaps because it is a safe gift. Who doesn’t like chocolate? It will always be appreciated. For the chocolate indulgence with a healthy flair, go for Dark Chocolate.

Assorted chocolates

Dark Chocolates mixed with milk chocolates.

 

 

If you are health conscious , you may have started to hear about the sugar content and calories in milk chocolate. And of course milk chocolate contains milk, so if you are lactose intolerant, milk chocolate would have been off limits.

As we continue to make ourselves more health conscious, DARK CHOCOLATE has gained popularity as a healthy option.

 

 

cacao beans

cacao beans

cacao pods

cacao pods

 

DARK CHOCOLATE is far better for your good health than

milk chocolate? The cacao bean comes from pods grown

mostly in South America.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD …THE GOOD STUFF   (COCONUT MILK)

MATURE COCONUT

MATURE COCONUT

Do you recall that delicious flavor from the cocktail at the beach during your last tropical vacation?

Chances are, if it is memorable, it came from the coconut in your Pina-Colada. Virgin or alcoholic, the aroma and taste of coconut is always pleasant.

Coconut milk is derived from the meat of a mature coconut.  

coconut milk

coconut milk

The coconut palm is native to Malaysia, Polynesia, and Southern Asia. This palm has the distinct advantage in that every part of the tree can be used. Either nutritionally, commercially, or industrially. In some counties in the Indian ocean, the coconut was once considered so valuable that it was used as a form of currency. The fruit of the tree yields coconut meat, coconut milk, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.

Coconut milk is considered a much healthier alternative to dairy milk. Because it is a natural product, it is easier for the body to assimilate and make use of the nutritional components. To get some of the same benefits as in coconut oil, go here. 

climbing a coconut tree

climbing a coconut tree

 

The coconut palm is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions, and the fruit grows in clusters towards the top of the palm with its branches reaching towards the sun. A tall coconut tree takes 8 to 10 years to mature, and a dwarf palm can bear fruit in about 5 years. My earliest recollection of the coconut palm, was the ingenious ways that people devised to reach the top of the trees to retrieve the fruit. These palms can grow up to 95 feet tall.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD …….THE GOOD STUFF   (PEAS AND BEANS)

 

peas and beansA few days ago, I was talking to someone about my blogging. The question was asked “What are you writing about today?”  On hearing my response, My good friend continued:” Do you ever write about anything positive?”  You know that’s a good friend, who would not hesitate to point out a flaw, even one that bore the potential to be perceived  as critical.

But I was Oh so grateful for the pointer, because once I thought about it, I began to realize that my points of view were bordering on being negative. I ws automatically assuming that it was more crucial to point out what we are doing wrong, that is doing damage to our health.  We can also reverse damage by supplementing with the right nutrients. 

It got me to thinking, that I should devote more time to highlighting some of the easy and positive changes we can make to enhance our efforts to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM READING LABELS….…EPISODE 1

food-label. Lots of strange words.

food-label. Lots of strange words.

A few years ago, I Figured out that I was gluten intolerant and started on a gluten free diet (or so I thought).

I thought it was a foregone conclusion that once I didn’t bake with flour, ate quinoa instead of rice, and learned that almost any bean can be made into a four, that it will be well.

After all the adjusting, my symptoms persisted. It was not before long that I discovered the vastness of my mistakes, by not reading food labels carefully.

I HAD TO DO A DOUBLE TAKE AND START OVER

I could no longer take anything for granted.  I started paying more attention , and especially  by reading labels.

Not only did I learn how widespread the use of wheat and corn is, in the processed food industry, I learned some things that the average person probably never would consider, in regards to processed foods and the ingredients they contain. I find it to be so disturbing, and at the same time fascinating, that I thought I would share some of them with you. Read the rest of this entry

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