Happy Wednesday!

yogurt and granola is a perfect morning starter.

yogurt and granola is a perfect morning starter.

I hope all of you are getting up in the morning, and eating a healthy breakfast. You know you need that fuel for the day, and did you know that eating a good healthy breakfast prevents you from over eating through out the day? Research has shown that people who have shed weight over a years time, ate breakfast daily, without skipping out on the most important meal. An even better research statistic, they kept the weight off. People that have breakfast in the morning , didn’t overcompensate later throughout the day. If you decide that you aren’t going to eat breakfast, believe me when I say this, you WILL eat more through out the day, by snacking .

  • Did you know that eating a good healthy breakfast is good for your overall health? Studies have shown that eating breakfast every day decreased the risk of type 2 diabetes in women, because of the simple fact of limiting snacking later in the day.
  • Eating breakfast can really keep your energy going through out the day. If you are eating a breakfast high in fiber , and lower in the carb area, you will not get as tired as you would carbing up first thing in the morning. Try adding fruit to your oatmeal, or having some light greek yogurt with some fresh fruit. You will realize that you will feel so much energetic, once you have eaten a good breakfast.
  • Eating breakfast will allow you to consume more minerals and nutrients. You are getting more calcium and fiber.
  • You WILL burn more calories through the day. Eating smaller meals throughout the day, your metabolism is constantly burning, and in the long run, you will weight less , than compared to those that do skip out on breakfast. They best thing you can do for your health is eat your breakfast each morning, and skip the so -called breakfast foods, that aren’t real breakfast items , such as sugar filled cereals, do-nuts, ect. Those aren’t real foods. Eat wholesome breakfast items that are going to give your body all that it deserves.

Exploring All of Your Skin Tightening Choices

There are a few things more upsetting and annoying than having loose, sagging skin. If you’re like most people with that problem, than I’m sure you want to find a solution right away, but its best not to be hasty. It’s important to explore all options before you jump into any treatment, and knowing any particular health risks is also important.

Trying Less Invasive Sound Wave Procedures

Some of the easiest treatments for sagging skin are sound wave procedures , which include radio frequency (RF) treatments, as well as ultrasound therapies. Both of these options have almost no side effects, and neither one of them require a lot of care or recovery time after the fact. All you have to do is show up, sit in the treatment chair, and your technician will use a special device to treat your skin all over with ultrasound or RF waves. The idea is that those frequency waves will cause your skin cells to make more of their own natural , healthy hormones that promote gorgeous, healthy skin health.

The biggest difference between RF and ultrasound treatments is that RF waves are generally used to treat minor skin issues, that are not so invasive , and are close to the top layer of the skin. Ultrasound is the way to go if you are looking for a therapy that will penetrate deeper into the lower layers.

Laser Procedures are Mid-Level Treatments

Maybe your thinking right now that sound wave treatments aren’t strong enough to treat your specific problem. The next step in treatment options would have to be a laser treatment done. Medical laser equipment can treat a lot of different skin issues, but its especially great for treating that sagging skin and wrinkles that accumulate as we age. Like sound wave treatments, laser treatments can make your body’s cells kick into a healthy production mode, and will do so in a faster , more precise way. You will probably need multiple treatments, and the one downfall you might experience is a mire setback like temporary skin redness.

There are many types of lasers. If you decide that laser treatments are the way to go, you will need to figure out which type will get the job done. Everyone has different skin types, so it will all vary depending on what type of skin you have, and how severe your problem is. You need to consult with your dermatologist or physician to let them help you with that choice.

Chemical Peels and Related Procedures are the Next Step

Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels are other great procedures for getting that sagging skin to tighten up. The microdermabrasion process involves sanding and scraping away the outer layer of the skin, and in return reveals a healthier look that is tighter and younger. Chemical peels, on the other hand, do the same thing ,but they use different technology. Both of theses methods can also remove any pimples or blemishes that you may have.

As you can see, there are an array of options available to you besides going under the knife, and getting a facelift. Getting a facelift is a major surgery, that can come along with a lot od side effects. Although you may think that a facelift is your best choice, you shouldn’t assume that until you look at all the other non invasive options available to you. Discuss all these options with your skincare professional before deciding on anything. Going under the knife can have a huge impact on your life, so make sure you go over all your options first.


Healthy doses to keep that flu at bay

Hi Ladies!

I know that the colder months are getting ready to settle in, and one thing I do every year is get my health to the optimal level , so I have a lower chance of catching any kind of sickness. That is one thing I truly cant stand is being sick, and with the vitamins and supplements that I take, the sickness has stayed away for the most part. There are some great healthy items that you can eat, and take to keep your immune system at the optimal level. These are some great things that I take, and they are great for your health.

  • Shitake Mushrooms- These amazing mushrooms have so many health benefits. They reduce your inflammatory proteins , and enhance your cell functions, which has shown to improve your immunity. I try to take a supplement everyday, and you can pick some great ones up at your local natural market.
  • Garlic- garlic has great anti viral and anti bacterial properties. Adding a bit to your food, or even taking garlic supplements will help with your overall immunity.
  • Edamame- These little pods are full of omega -3 fatty acids, and also help reduce inflammation. That is what causes horrible sickness is to much inflammation buildup in the body. We want to reduce it in any way that we can.
  • Green juices- I know that I go on and on about the Importance of juicing, but just getting those daily fresh vegetables and superfoods helps with keeping your immunity up, and preventing sickness. No time ? Pick up an evolution fresh drink. They are loaded with great vitamins and minerals, and my favorite is Green Devotion, loaded up with cucumber, celery, lemon, spinach. They are amazing drinks. I’m also a huge believer in the Super Elixir, which can be bought online.

Whole foods for your health are vital. I cant tell you the amount of energy I have since changing my diet. Diet has so much to do with the way you feel. You are feeding it everyday. Some great super foods that I love for those fresky winter colds and coughs are :

  • Honey- This is an amazing thing to take for a bad cough. It will literally suppress your nerve fibers that cause coughing. Add it to some hot tea, and you are go to go.
  • Peppermint is great if you have some congestion going on. We all hate that feeling of fullness in the chest. Chewing on it will help with phlegm and mucous. Hot peppermint tea is great too. Warm Tea is always great to have daily. its a healthy go to drink, and some teas provide amazing health benefits such as Green Tea. Adding in daily exercise to for at least for 30 minutes will help with immunity. Keep that flu away, and take care of of yourself everyday. Optimal health is vital , and just adding or changing some daily habits will get your health where it needs to be.
    shitake mushrooms

    shitake mushrooms


Benefits of an Alkaline Diet

Hi ladies!

We all know that keeping our bodies healthy, keeps our immune system happy. Having a good balnaced PH in our blood, keeps us away from disease, and illness, and you can keep that immune system strong by following a strong Alkaline Diet. Alkaline rich foods give your body the important minerals that it needs to keep you functioning at your highest level. Balance is the most important key when trying to adjust to this type of lifestyle. The Alkaline Diet is not a fad, its a way of life, and Im the first to admit, that since I switched over 6 monthes ago, I have never felt better.

The PH in our blood is how acidic or alkaline it is, and our bodies PH needs to stay more alkaline to keep our immune system healthy and happy. That is what prevents us from getting sick or getting a virus right? it all comes down to our bodies PH. The great alkaline foods include:

  • wholesome fruits
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • nuts
  • herbal teas
  • wheatgrass
  • spirulina

This is just the name of a few. There is a whole array of alkaline forming foods out there, and it truly is important to eat atleast 60-80% alkaline, and 20-40% acid, ( if you truly need acid forming foods). I know we all are in situations where we are at a gathering , or function, and those are the foods served.

Acid Forming foods are the foods including, grains, beans, meats, dairy, fast-food, pesticide ridden foods, processed foods that have horrible ingredients added to them ( which these foods include all the middle aisles in the grocery store. Acid forming foods are constantly compromising our immune systems, which in turn makes us more suseptible to illness and disease. Its best to keep these foods to a minimum because believe me they are not doing our bodies any justice at all. 

You always want to try to keep your body at a slightly alkaline PH of 7.3.This is very important, and can be done with adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily diet .

Great benefits of the alkaline diet are :

  • Better moods, and More calmness
  • less anxiety
  • higher energy levels
  • fat loss ( around the midsection)
  • better focus and concentration
  • glowing skin
  • less sickness
  • anti-aging. ( you defintely feel at the top of your game) Many well known actresses follow this diet including Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, and Gwenyth Paltrow to name a few. I started using the The Super Elixir, about 3 monthes ago, and Im not kidding when I say this, It’s the best super powder on the market. Just two teaspoons daily, and I cant tell you the way i feel since using this amazing product. Its purely alkalizing, and has 42 amazing ingredients and superfoods included, which help every single organ in your body. If you are curious on how to adjust to a more alkalizing diet, here are some tips:

  • Try some deep breathing exercises daily

  • Start your morning off with some hot lemon water with added organic lemon juice.( this is not only liver cleansing, but also highly alkalizing.
  • Cut down on the processed foods. ( They are NOT good for you).This is deli meats, packaged chicken, bacon, processed snacks, ect.
  • Exercise daily
  • Try finding pure fresh fruit and vegeatble dishes, and smoothies, and slowly adjust to them daily. Start out with just having one juice a day, and then increase it daily.

I sarted using The Super Elixir about 3 monthes ago, and I’m not kidding when I say this, It’s the Best super powder on the market.

Alkalize your body starting Today! There is no need to wait! IMG_6358 (1)


Health Benefits of the Cayenne Pepper

FullSizeRender (23)Hi Ladies!

Cayenne peppers have been in the health news recently with all of the health benefits that they give you. You can find this pepper in anything from your favorite dishes, to smoothies, to adding a bit to your smoothies. A little bit of this pepper goes a long way. I want to share with you the health benefits of this beautiful red pepper , and why it should be added to your daily diet.

  • Cayenne Increases Metabolism- The consumption of this pepper helps speed the metabolism with the high amount of Capsacin in it.  Your circulation is increased and helps on oxygen delivery.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure- This pepper dilates the blood vessels, in return lowers your blood pressure.
  • IT helps with the cold and flu- This acts as a huge detoxifier , and helps strengthens the immune system, which in turn keeps you from contacting those nasty viruses.
  • It helps to prevent cancer- the detoxifying effect has a lot to do with this, and in return helps fight off those free radicals , that promote cancer growth. ( even more reason to eat your cayennes)
  • Helps heal ulcers- I know many of friends that suffer from ulcers, and ulcers can have a huge impact on your daily life ( suffering with pain on a daily basis) .Cayenne peppers are known to help them heal. IT is so vital to add this daily, or even weekly to your diet. If you are making a green juice for the morning, or just to have through the day, try adding a bit of this to it. Honestly , when I add cayenne pepper to my juices, it gives it a great taste, and a bit of a twist, and it adds so much protection to your organs, and keeping them healthy.

There are so many health benefits from cayenne peppers. You will be doing your body a world of good.