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/

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Best Deepak Chopra Meditation

Here is a really great meditation aid audio by Deepak Chopra. It’s great for healing and expanding consciousness! I really love this one and it always helps calm me down.

In today’s world we dedicate so much time to this man-made system that we tend to neglect ourselves and our own spiritual growth. Manoeuvring our way through a sea of stress will only be helped by deepening our consciousness, understanding, and acceptance. The goal is to become the unmovable rock in the steadily flowing stream.

 

Enjoy!

A

 

Meditation-Aiding Sounds

Have you ever heard of binaural beats or isochronic tones? Both can be used to aid in mediation, balance chakras, give you more energy, calm you down, help you to sleep, the list goes on. You can search on youtube, there are loads of videos with these tones. Another great sound to aid meditation is the sound of the tibetan singing bowls, and different frequencies. Different frequencies help to feed different chakras. See the list below:

FREQUENCIES

  • Root Chakra – 396Hz – Liberating guilt and fear
  • Sacral Chakra – 417Hz – Undoing situations and facilities of change
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – 528Hz – Transformation and miracles (DNA repair)
  • Heart Chakra – 639Hz – Connecting/Relationships
  • Throat Chakra – 741Hz – Awakening Intuition
  • 3rd Eye Chakra – 852Hz – Returning to spiritual order
  • Crown Chakra – 963Hz – Higher Solfeggio Frequency

You can search for any given frequency on youtube.

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I’ve also heard of people getting rid of cluster headaches by listening to isochronic tones! They stimulate certain areas of the brain and help to relax and bring the listener into a higher vibrational state.

There are also some binaural beats that claim to bring you into a similar state as if you were on psychedelics. I haven’t done enough research on the topic to explicitly state whether this is 100% truth or not. But you will have to be in a deep state of meditation for it to take this sort of effect if it will.

I have included a video of a nice 528Hz frequency (for healing and DNA repair). This one is very calming and should be nice to use for meditation! Enjoy!

Love,

A

sources:

(chakra frequencies) http://www.howtobalancechakras.com/solfeggiotones.shtml

(chakra chart) http://sacredlighthealing.wordpress.com/the-chakra/

Do you know who I am?

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I say “Namaste” because I like what it means, not because I am Hindu.

A lot of people here think that I am Christian because they think I talk about Christian values, but the truth is that I am really talking about human values.

I’ve been asked if I am Buddhist, just because I have discovered inner peace. A lot of my friends are Pagans, and they think I am one too because I say that being in Nature is my idea of going to church.

Do you want to know what I really am? It’s very simple. I don’t need a label to define me. I am a piece of the universe, sentient and manifested, and I am AWAKE.

Mercury in Retrograde: Time for Healing!

Some of you many know that Mercury is currently in retrograde and has been since February 6th and will continue until the 28th. For many I know, this seems to have seriously brought about upheaval. Things that need to be cured are coming up. I, personally, have been bombarded with areas that need resolution, healing, or special attention. Here is a quote from Kristin Fontana, astrologist:

It all comes down to what you do with the time and energy spent during a Mercury retrograde that counts. Sure, it can inevitably lead you down roads where you experience frustrating setbacks, but there is more to gain from this, there is always more. With Mercury stationing retrograde in Pisces on Thursday, Feb. 6, although it will manifest in different ways for different Souls depending on where it lands in your chart. One thing is for certain, it will offer you a second chance to get something right, it will, in many cases offer you a second chance to gain some desirable closure as Pisces represents an energy where everything comes full circle. Thankfully, Mercury will find the North Node in Scorpio with ease, allowing you to feel as if you have found some missing puzzle pieces to yourself. I cannot think of a greater gift than to recover a lost and forgotten piece of your Soul, can you?

It seems to me that this is a GREAT time to go through your emotions instead of trying to escape them. Dedicate time to meditating and finding stillness; simply let go and allow the universe to help you with it. For a lot of us the biggest challenge is to just let-go and let-be. And it is almost always the best course of action. You do not need to control every little thing. Allow life to wash over you. Be the steady rock in the moving stream, as it were. 😉

Part four of the “Living Beyond Miracles” saga is coming tomorrow or Tuesday!

Love and Light always,

A