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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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

The Crystal Skulls

If you’ve seen the newest Indiana Jones movie, you’ll know where this post is headed. In ancient cultures there are legends of the crystal skulls in existence and their spiritual properties. The movie below includes an account from a direct descendant of the mayans, in which he tells us the legend that the gods descended from the heavens with a crystal skull that included the knowledge of the universe and of living an enlightened life.

He says the mayans spent much time in meditation with the skull and it taught them many things, among those how to create others. The legend says there are 13 in existence.

Now, knowing that the mayans had unbelievable and impossible knowledge of the inner-workings of the cosmos, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say they gained their knowledge from an outside source.

Could these skulls help modern-day man to reconnect with the energy of the universe?

Studies have been conducted (shown in the movie below) in which someone touches the crystal skulls and a specialist measures the energy being transferred from the skull to the person with thermal cameras. The energy level changes significantly.

Also, we are in an age now in which we may be able to unravel some of the properties of the skulls with our technology. “What is particularly exciting however, is when we take this ancient ideas about crystals and memories, and combine them with our new technology that we as a species are now beginning to develop. The ability to read and write to data in a piece of Quartz Crystal! Imagine what we could do with that.” (http://thespiritscience.net/2014/02/15/legend-crystal-skulls/#more-19096).

Now, if you are planning on watching this video, please take everything with a grain of salt. It is a bit overdone, and includes a lot of “doomsday” talk. The end of the mayan calendar, according to most specialists, signifies a change of paradigm, not the end of the world. And look around you, many people are beginning to wake up. A lot more people are becoming open-minded, seeing that war is not the answer, seeing that dividing ourselves does not help but hinders our progress as a species, more people are looking for answers in meditation and the spiritual realm, etc. That said, this movie includes some very interesting information and is a fun watch.

Enjoy!

Love,

A

The Greatest Speech Ever Given

Let us set store by these words of wisdom as they apply to our state of affairs perhaps now more than ever. The video below is an excerpt from a movie in which Charlie Chaplin gives the greatest ever speech.

People are beginning to wake, are beginning to realise the powers that be have them in a stronghold and do not care about their well-being. Perhaps, in particular, the “free” American is beginning to realise that he is not, in fact, free but a pawn in a grand-scheme of power-hungry beasts. The very means of self-expression we use today such as social media is a ploy to give information to those who wish to control us. They now know what our face looks like, what we eat, what music we listen to, who our best friends are. We have willingly given them the very key to unlock the shackles with which we are now bound.

We must stand up for our freedom, we must strive for a world in which man will not be enslaved to the system through university loans and 9-5 jobs, through taxes and bills and licenses. We must strive for a world in which we will never divide ourselves into us against them! We must learn to accept our differences, to coexist, to love, and to do right by one another! “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that.

We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.

Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair.

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.

Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite.

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!” ― Charlie Chaplin