Saturday, January 4, 2014

Au Natural!

Hey guys! A lot of times I don’t think people realize how damaging the products they are using are. Why do you think women’s skin look so bad when they get older (apart from nutritional deficiencies)? So I found some really great products as far as makeup and skin care goes for those of you who don’t want to put a ton of chemicals on your skin and/or trying to be more natural.

Here’s a list of the products I’ve found:

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Lash Boosting Mascara, 70% of this product’s ingredients are in fact organic. It is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and even gluten free.

Everyone’s favorite, the EOS lip balms. This product is 100% natural with 95% of their ingredients organic. In addition, it is gluten free, paraben free, petroleum free, and phthalate free.

Burt’sBees Citrus Facial Scrub contains all natural ingredients. This product is never tested on animals and does not contain phthalates or petrochemicals.

St.Ives Timeless Skin Apricot Scrub is sulfate free and paraben free with 100% natural exfoliants. Not only that, but this product is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and vegan (doesn’t have any animal ingredients). It’s better than some of the harsher scrubs on the market, but keep in mind that your body is made up of 70% water, and water is the best way to cleanse your face.

QueBella facial masks contain a minimum of 80% natural ingredients. Que Bella also has bath soaps, body scrubs, and other hair masks. You can find them at Target.

Tom’sWicked Fresh Cool Peppermint toothpaste contains no animal products or animal ingredients. No artificial colors, flavors, fragrance or preservatives. 5% (12 days) of employee time is spend volunteering, and 10% of their profits go to human and environmental goodness. Most of the packaging is made from recycled content and is easily recyclable as well.

Tom’sNatural Odor Protection deodorant has the same values as their toothpaste. It also does not contain artificial fragrance or preservatives and has no animal testing or ingredients.

Organix hair products has a variety of different shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate free, paraben free, and won’t damage color treated hair. They don’t test their products on animals, but they do contain animal products (such as egg whites).

A great hair mask is straight up coconut oil. You can melt some of it in your hand and massage it through your hair and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before you wash your hair. It really helps to strengthen your hair and prevent spilt ends. Other oils, like olive oil, work great too.

Hope this helps! If you have any natural or organic products that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to leave a comment down below.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Why Disease and Sickness?

Disease has invaded every aspect and part of the world in which we live. America spends more per capita on health care than any other country, and yet our health continues to fall. Most people will find themselves struggling with the ‘common cold’ each year or perhaps take a week or two off of work due to the flu or some other type of illness. You probably know someone who is obese or a family member who is fighting against cancer or heart disease.

The sad truth is that this really isn’t ‘normal’ for our bodies to be sick. It’s ironic because all this pain and sadness can be easily prevented if we just changed our diet and our lifestyle. In fact, half of us don’t even know what true health feels like or the miraculous things our bodies are capable of doing.

Going to a doctor is pretty much pointless as they recommend the option that will make them more money. Not only that, but they are focusing on a small part of the bigger picture at hand and at the cost of your health. This is why I want to be a nutritionist/wellness coach (or I’m headed in that direction anyways).

My recommendation for America is to take an interest in their health and wake up. Here are some resources that I have collected that prove that a low-fat plant based diet is the way to live a long life full of happiness and energy.

These are books that I highly recommend that you read if you have any interest in your health and preventing disease:

-“The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD

-“Whole” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

-“The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World” by John Robbins

-“The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food” by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

-“The 80/10/10 Diet” by Dr. Douglas Graham

Here are some additional resources from Youtube that I have linked for you below:



-Megan Elizabeth (Youtube) and

-Kat Green

-FoodnSport (Doug Graham's 811rv Youtube channel)

-Arnold’s WayChannel

I hope that you find these resources to be of help to you whether you are interested in health or just curious. My goal is to share with you what I've discovered about life and hope that you take this information and apply it to your own life as well. I strongly encourage you to read the books listed above as each one has very important information in it that might help to save your life. And i often find myself visiting these youtube channels for guidance and inspiration for my own life. I hope that you find them inspirational as well.