Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was your body.
ROTATE YOUR GREENSRotating greens can:
- optimize the nutritional content you get from green smoothies
- help you get a more balanced amount of vitamins and minerals
- strengthen your immune system thanks to the alkaloids found on leafy greens
- prevent alkaloid build-up
- provide unique phytonutrients that you might not get at all, or in smaller amounts, by eating only one or two types of leafy green
- balance pH in your body
- support a healthy digestion system
- increase your energyMore leafy green options:
- beet greens
- bok choy
- collard greens
- dandelion greens
- kale (red, green and black)
- lettuce, all kinds
- mixed baby greens
- mustard greens
- swiss chard
- turnip greens
- herbs (basil, cilantro, mint, parsley)
Homemade Probiotic Deodorant – That Really Works!
-1 tbsp. cocoa butter
-1 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 tbsp. shea butter
-1 tbsp. beeswax
-2 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
-1 tbsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil
-15 drops essential oil of your choice
-2 capsules powdered probiotics
1. Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax over low heat.
2. Remove pot from heat, then add arrowroot powder and baking soda. Whisk with chopsticks until all powders are dissolved and combined. Add vitamin E oil and essential oils at this time. Allow mixture to cool in pan. Once it is cooled and the consistency of pudding, open capsules of probiotics and add powder to mixture. Stir with spatula quickly to combine.
3. Add mixture to clean, used deodorant container. Place in refrigerator to cool and harden. After this, product may be stored on counter (Note: Using a shelf stable probiotic such as Bio-Kult will prevent the need for refrigeration). This recipe will fill container and last for 3-4 months. Remember…a little goes a long way!
-When choosing a probiotic supplement for this deodorant it is important to find one that is shelf stable. It should also contain highly resistant beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. These “good bacteria” have the ability to survive the pH of our stomach acid during digestion and are the one’s that should be included in this recipe.
-If you have sensitive skin, substitute baking soda and use arrowroot powder solely. You may also consider omitting the essential oils.
-Use good smelling essential oils, any scent or combination of scents will do. So pick your favorite and have fun with it!
so it is your job to find stress relievers that work for YOU.
I meditate, rub peppermint oil on my temples for headaches, do yoga and listen to music.
Watched this one too.
- The movie lacked structure which meant that it was hard for me to focus.
- BUT it had great information, although I couldn’t quite figure out what they were exactly suggesting. All raw, vegetarian, veganism, just no processed or genetically altered foods?
- It reinforced all my previous notions and my views on nutrition.
Raw foods, lots of veggies, and juicing pump up your self-love, self-worth, turn you into a walking-bit-of-sunshine, make you stronger (inside & out), help your face/skin/nails, and ward of disease. The list never ends. Juicing has helped me get rid of the toxins I sucked down. It has helped me time and time again start anew.
Spoke with my mom about how I was now seriously considering veganism. She was weirded out, which came as NO surprise. My mom was born and raised in the ‘cattle capital’ of Nebraska. My Uncle Bill sold cattle, my cousin married a cattle farmer. Every holiday was spent with the stench of manure hanging outside. The town brings comfort when I visit, but the point is: beef and meat are very much a part of our life & culture. I grew up in a purely agricultural state and amongst family who valued a family dinner by the size and ‘quality’ of the meat on the table.
For perspective: In case you can’t tell from my blog, I love and feel deeply connected to my family. Our heritage, their love & support, and strong personalities crafted who I am. I’m quite aware that without all of them I would never had made it through law school and to where I am now.
That’s where the awkwardness comes in. Just because I do not view this lifestyle as the best for overall health does NOT mean I don’t love and deeply care for them. I think nothing different. Although I can see that concordant views could lead to judgmental outcomes, I do not judge. That isn’t fair.
I told her she ‘has to watch one of these films with me.’ She quickly refused. Quote, “I know I should…eh…I probably should, but no no I don’t want to. I won’t.” She’s scared because the content of these films (Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, Vegucated, Food Matters, Hungry for Change) essentially attacks the way she has lived her life, her views, her culture, and her beloved way of life. The messages in these films provide the ANSWER that she isn’t ready to hear. It is hard to hear, I definitely understand that. Not that this is the answer to all problems, but I truly believe a drastic shift in diet (as in overall nutrition and lifestyle; not cutting out carbs or cutting fat/calorie-intake) could reduce much of her health-related issues.
Plus, it would help my littlest sister (16 years old now?!) gain valuable knowledge and start eating healthy NOW and not 30 years from now.