Six Wellness and Beauty Routines You Should Think About Adopting

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research about natural remedies and beauty routines. While I’ve been health-conscious for a long time, I’m always learning and adding new things to my health routine. Here are some new discoveries, as well as some of my old favourites!

1. Smoothies For Breakfast
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(1) Banana
A lot of blueberries
OJ
(1) Tsp Maca Powder
(1/2) Tsp Tumeric
(2) Tsp Coconut Oil
(3) Tsp Chia Seeds
(1) Scoops Trader Joe’s Super Green Drink

This is the smoothie I make every morning. It is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants. The coconut oil gives me an extra energy boost. 🙂

BENEFITS

Maca Powder:

  • Rich in vitamins B, C, and E.
  • contains zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
  • Balances hormones, increases fertility, and increases libido.
  • Relieves menstrual cramps, and menopause symptoms.
  • Increases energy
  • Helps clear acne
  • Helps to balance mood and combat depression.

Chia Seeds:

  • Contain protein, fiber, healthy fats, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous.
  • Good source of vitamins B1,2, &3, zinc, and potassium
  • Boost energy and endurance.

Turmeric:

  • Curcumin, one of the main active ingredients in the spice, protects the body against fluoride.
  • Supports healthy joint function
  • Helps promote radiant skin!
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps keep cholesterol at a normal level
  • Helps promote healthy blood and liver function
  • Rich in anti-oxidants.

2. Tibetan Coffee in the AM

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Fairtrade organic coffee
1.5 tsp grass-fed butter
1 tsp coconut oil
Blend in a blender

The benefits of this are still fairly controversial, but from my own experience, this has actually been a really great addition to my morning routine. The healthy fats are good for your brain, and help kick-start fat burning.

3. DIY Face Mask

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1/4 banana
a bit of lemon juice
1/4 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp baking soda
BENEFITS:
Bananas have Potassium which moisturises skin, Lectins which fight bacteria/acne, Vitamin A which fades dark spots and blemishes, and reduces appearance of scars. They also have Vitamin B which lightens skin tone, reduces appearance of wrinkles, and prevents ageing, Vitamin E which fights free radical damage, bolsters the skin’s UV resistance, and prevents and reduces appearance of wrinkles.

Lemons have antibacterial properties that help fight acne, and fight against blackheads, they brighten skin tone, and exfoliate by removing dead skin cells.

Baking Soda is amphoteric which means it can act as basic or acidic. It helps to level the natural pH of the skin which helps fight against acne. It also has mild anti-inflammatory properties, mild antiseptic properties, and removes oil.

Turmeric helps fight acne, helps eliminate blackheads, heals and prevents dry skin, slows the ageing process, and helps restore skin elasticity.

4. Rose Ice Morning Facial

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Boil water and put fresh rose petals in a tea cup, pour in and let steep until cooled. Pour water and petals into an ice tray, let freeze.

BENEFITS:

Ice increases circulation and and tones. Rose is good for skin rejuvenation.

After washing your face in the morning, rub a rose ice cube all over the face. Do not dry, but dab your face with a dry hand towel just enough so that the face is still moist and allow the skin to absorb the rest.

5. Apply Sea Buckthorn Oil to Face

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Use sea buckthorn oil in place of a face moisturiser. I really cannot express how much I love this stuff. It leaves your skin glowing and soft.

BENEFITS:

Sea buckthorn oil is abundant in vitamins A, C, E, contains omega 3 and 6, and 7 (which aids in cell regeneration). It helps restore elasticity and moisture to the skin, combats against signs of ageing, heals wounds and helps diminish scars, and is a great remedy for rosacea. It is also great for treating acne as it is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

6. Drink Chaga Mushroom Tea Daily

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Chaga Mushroom Powder
Boiling Water
{Repairs DNA, extremely powerful anti-ageing properties, helps to fight cancer}

BENEFITS
-Extremely high in anti-oxidants
-protects every cell in the entire body from free-radical damage
– promote cellular respiration and proliferation

– helps regenerate cells

– helps regenerate damaged tissue

– promotes the growth of healthy cells

– assist in cellular repair

– slow down ageing

– enhances the immune system

– maintains optimum alkalinity and pH levels

– oxygenates the blood

– builds strong blood

– combats premature ageing

– protects DNA

– helps stabilize blood sugar

– improves disease resistance

– has a anti-inflammatory benefits

– improve neurological function

-improves digestion

– improves the circulation of blood all over the body

– alleviates stress and anxiety

– increases energy and strength

– fights chronic fatigue

– supports normal kidney support

– balances hormones

– manages weight

– helps gain muscles

– improves lymphocyte count

– suppresses allergies

– maintains healthy gums

– reduces muscle and joint pain

– improves memory and concentration

– helps optimize cardiovascular health

– inhibits lipid peroxidation

– supports vision health

– maintains healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels

– impedes tumor malignancy

– boosts natural cancer-fighting ability

– reduces the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation

– helps detoxification of all cells, skin, blood, liver, intestines, colon, kidney, bladder, lymphatic system, lung & respiratory, yeast & fungal, chemicals and heavy metals (including lead and mercury).

– helps overall body stress cleanse.

 

Sources:

http://blog.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/2013/05/28/top-10-uses-of-sea-buckthorn-seed-oil/

http://www.eartherbs.com/index.php?page=83

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/bulletproof-coffee

http://www.vegkitchen.com/nutrition/7-top-health-benefits-of-maca/

http://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

http://organicindia.mercola.com/herbal-supplements/turmeric.aspx

http://www.thedabblist.com/rose-ice-facial-treatment/

What The Dalai Lama says about Nationalism

Today I am going to discuss nationalism with you. This is a theme that weighs very heavily on my heart. Everywhere I go I see flags flying high, allegiances being pledged, dividing spirits leaping from the lips of every proud … Continue reading

Living Beyond Miracles Part 2

As Promised, here is part two of “Living Beyond Miracles,” an audio by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra.

In this part, Deepak Chopra talks of the reality of the existence of human beings, and how we share our very basic makeup with every other living thing on the planet. I have included some notes I took on the audio, so you can read it over before you dive in.

  • Belief, Dogma, and thought confine and limit any situation. If you approach anything with an open mind, your possibilities are endless.
  • The maharishi say “When I really realised who I was, I realised that I am not in the world, the world is in me.”
  • This world is a world in which we manifest our thoughts. What we see is a direct result of our own thoughts, perceptions, and filters.
  • The maharishi with which Deepak Chopra has a very close spiritual relationship was once approached by a man who told him: “You seem so enlightened, you must be able to perform miracles,” to which he replied “LIFE is a miracle.”
  • Modern society views humans as mere machines that over time and through processes of evolution have learned to think.
  • DNA is not the source of information, it is an expression of information. It is akin to a book being the expression of an author’s thoughts and philosophy.
  • In the past three weeks a quadrillion atoms have passed through your body that have passed through the body of every living species on the planet.
  • In less than one year you replace 98% of all the atoms in your body. You are constantly renewing the matter in your body. Your body does not belong only to you, you share the atoms that make up your body with everyone on the earth. WE ARE ALL ONE!

ENJOY!!!!

Part Three coming tomorrow or Friday at the latest!

Living Beyond Miracles

This is the first part to an audio of a talk given by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. It is titled: “Living Beyond Miracles.”

If any of you out there are having a rough day and need something to calm you, to change your perspective, to help give you space to breathe, I highly recommend this audio! I will be uploading part two tomorrow. For now, I will leave you with the following teaser:

Wayne Dyer speaks of a poem by William Blake (such an amazing man! You should definitely acquaint yourself with his work!) called Auguries of Innocence. The part he quotes is a small fragment, but unimaginably powerful!

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour…

We are led to Believe a Lie

When we see not Thro the Eye

Which was Born in a Night to perish in a Night

When the Soul Slept in Beams of Light

This is such a powerful piece of prose! There is a whole world in a grain of sand, we are all connected! The power that flows through everything is within the smallest and most delicate form of life and it is within YOU! This human experience is such a short breath in the great mystery that is eternity. Use it to grow. Your problems aren’t as detrimental as you think they are.