Wellness and beauty

Juicing for Healthy Hair Growth

Everything for the healthy looking locks!!

I start juicing recently, got very nice juicer, not to big but powerful and have to say that I am very pleased with this machine.

Breville Juice Fountain Compact has compact design packed with power. Collects pulp within the foot print of the unit to conserve counter space. Great price also, medium price range.

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The reason why I love juicing is because varieties are endless. You can make sweet fruit juice for immunity w/boost of vitamin c, you can make green power energy veggie juice, speciality juices to target special concerns or to enhance your body with antioxidants.

Since hair goes through the life stages (Anagen, Catagen, Talogen, return to Anagen) extra care, good nutrition,vitamins and minerals are absolutely necessary. Today I will share recipe for the healthy hair growth. Necessary vitamins for healthy hair growth are: B complex vitamins, Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Vitamin E, Biotin

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Beets: folate, manganese, potassium, copper, fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6

Carrots: vitamin A, potassium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, Manganese, vitamin B1, vitamin B3

Mango: vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, vitamin E, B6,  Copper, Omega 3-6

Cantaloupe: iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, potassium, B3, B6, B1, copper, fiber, vitamin K, magnesium

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Healthy hair growth boost recipe:

2 beets

2 carrots

1 ripe mango

Half small cantaloupe

Wash fruits and veggies thoroughly before juicing.

Juice, chill, serve and enjoy!!
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The 700 watt motor spins the filter basket at 14,000 RPM to extract 8 oz (250 ml) of juice in a mere 5 seconds.
Cleanse easily, comes with cleaning brush for the stainless steel micro mesh basket.
Many more healthy juice recipes for the whole family coming soon….
Handy and useful kitchen gadget, love it!

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Deep Aqua Signature Collection by Bath & Body Works


So, if we talk about cosmetics, lotions or moisturizers I have to say that organic, natural and scent-free are number one choice for me. But this specific collection from Bath & Body Works Deep Aqua is really amazing. Cooling body souffle is so light, non-greasy and smells incredible. Shower gel leaves your skin soft and non-itchy and again smells wonderful.

Bath & Body Works® Signature Collection
Shower Gel
Deep Aqua
“Our Signature Shower Gel is supercharged with benefits that make it the world’s best daily luxury. It has been formulated to provide the ultimate shower experience, pampering you with luxurious lather, moisturizing Aloe Vera and nourishing Vitamin E that gently clean, soften and fragrance your skin.”

– Indulge your senses with our exclusive Deep Aqua, the pure and refreshing fragrance of ocean drenched flowers inspired by a beautiful world underwater
-Key fragrance notes: crisp melon, water blossoms, dewy gardenia and white woods
-Enjoy in the bath or shower

Bath & Body Works® Signature Collection
Cooling Body Soufflé
Deep Aqua
“Our limited edition Cooling Body Soufflé is water-light and breaks on skin for a refreshing and cooling sensation. This unique formula is enriched with nourishing marine nutrients that help condition and soothe skin, leaving it feeling fresh and revitalized.”

-Indulge your senses with our exclusive Deep Aqua, the pure and refreshing fragrance of ocean drenched flowers inspired by a beautiful world underwater
-Key fragrance notes: crisp melon, water blossoms, dewy gardenia and white woods

If you decide to try these great products good news is that they are currently on sale 50% off, part of the big summer sale.
For more info please visit,
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com

Super Foods RX and "Golden Door Blueberry Bread"



Last week I had a chance to read Super Foods RX written by Steven Pratt M.B and Kathy Matthews. The whole idea, approach, recipes and advices are wonderful.
I had to try and make one of the recipes from the book, I picked:

Golden Door Blueberry Bread

Makes 1 Loaf

1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
11/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 ripe medium bananas
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large omega-3 egg
1 large omega -3 egg white
2 tablespoons canola oil
11/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup blueberries, soaked in warm water and drained
Nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray 9×5 -inch loaf pan with vegetable oil spray.
In the large mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and all spice. Stir in the whole wheat flour, cornmeal and salt.
In the blender combine the bananas, brown sugar, egg, egg white, canola oil, and buttermilk and process until smooth. Add the orange zest and pulse until just combined. Make a well in the flour mixture. Pour the banana mixture into it and mix until almost incorporated. Add the walnuts and drained blueberries and gently mix into the batter. Do not overmix.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 5 minutes.Remove from the oven, invert n a wire rack and cool briefly before slicing.
Serve each slice topped with 1/2 cup scoop of nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, if desired.

http://www.goldendoor.com

Golden Door Blueberry Bread is very tasty.Texture is nice because of the walnuts and blueberries. Goes well with cup of warm milk or hot tea.

Natural and Organic Ways to Help Your Upset Stomach!


There is a powerful saying “Eat well-be well: Let the foods be your medicine.” Stomach is very complex organ and the whole system needs to be treated with respect in order to function well. Home made meals, organic produce, healthy lifestyle, good night sleep, less stress, water are the things which needs to be in order if we want our digestive system to function well. Whether you have a mild sensitivity to wheat or have been diagnosed with certain condition going gluten-free can ease digestive discomfort and improve your health. Fortunately, newly available gluten-free products can add convenience and variety to a diet that often feels like it’s going against the grain. These are great alternative foods that everybody should try.

Alternative pastas
Whole-food bars
Gluten-free tortillas
Nut and coconut flours
Flex-based crackers

Upset stomach is very uncomfortable felling. Finding the relief for any kind of discomfort linked to the upset stomach is very important. Here are some great ideas for stomach ache:

Mint Tea- This aromatic herb, which proliferates in warm months can do far more than freshen up a table. Not only can meant do wonders for digestion, but it’s oil can also sooth the skin and sweeten the breath. Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains. Mint tea is a strong diuretic. Mint also aids digestion.

Oat Bran- Oat Bran Hot Cereal is high fiber cereal made from high protein oats. Fantastic breakfast and medicine for stomach. Oat bran is made from oat groats that are ground into a fine oat meal and then combined with some of the outer bran or husk of the oat. This increases the overall fiber content of the oatmeal, and makes it slightly higher in insoluble fiber than rolled or cut products. Oat bran cooks fairly quickly and has a really smooth, creamy consistency, similar to cream of wheat. Oat bran typically has about 6 grams of fiber (3 grams of soluble and 3 grams of insoluble) per serving. Oat bran also contains more protein and slightly more fat.

Rice Water- Rice Water is great aid to control diarrhea. Containing added proteins leftover water from cooked rice can be used as a component in oral rehydration solutions which are used to treat diarrhea, help with shortening their duration and reducing recurrence.

Apple Sauce- Kids and Adults love applesauce and that is a good thing because it has a great deal of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is fantastic medicine for the upset stomach.

Ingredients:

4 to 5 pounds of apples, peeled, cored, quartered
Juice of one lemon
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
Sugar, optional

Directions:

1. Put prepared apples, lemon juice, water and salt into a large pot.
2. Cover and bring to a boil.
3. Once it bowls simmer for about 20 minutes or until apples are soft. The apples will begin to look transparent.
4. Remove from heat.
5. You can put in a food processor or blender to make it smooth.
6. Serve hot or cold and keep leftovers in the refrigerator.
7. This makes about 3 quarts of applesauce.

Overall, healthy lifestyle and good nutrition are the main key for the healthy stomach and the whole mind and body.

Yo San University Community Clinic

I never thought that I will experience acupuncture. Due to my injury and Sciatica pain I decided to give it a try. After couple of visits I was amazed by relief from long and annoying pain.
“At Yo San University, we teach acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including tai chi and qigong, and operate a professional community Acupuncture Clinic.” Yo San University Clinic provides effective, low-cost treatment for a wide variety of ailments using acupuncture and other healing properties of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Yo San is a community-oriented teaching clinic established to provide Yo San University students with a professional setting in which to complete their internship requirements for the Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each intern is closely supervised by a highly educated and skilled acupuncturist. Stuff, interns and supervisors are extremely kind, gentle and you can tell that you are in good hands.
Yo San interns are in the last phase of a rigorous four-year program taught by experts in both traditional Chinese healing techniques and current western medical practices. In addition to their medical training, Yo San students are instructed to live and conduct themselves in ways that exemplify the integrity of our healing tradition.
Some of the symptoms, conditions and diseases treated by acupuncture:

– Sciatica
– Beck, Neck,Elbow and Knee Pain
– Acne
– Bronchial Asthma
– Common Cold
– Depression
– Headaches (including Migraines)
– Gastrointestinal Disorders (Diarrhea, Constipation, Gastritis)
– Sports Injuries
– Obesity
– Menopause
– Fatigue
– Whiplash
– Tendinitis
– Stroke
– Sports Injuries
– Rheumatoid Arthritis
– Osteoarthritis
– Menstrual Pain and Premenstrual Syndrome
– Insomnia
– Infertility male and Female
– Hypertension
– Fibromyalgia
– Facial Rejuvenation
– Diabetes Mellitus
– Cancer Pain
– Allergic Rhinitis (including Hay Fever)
– Detoxification
– Alcohol and Tobacco Dependence
– Adverse reactions to Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy

With Yo San Community Clinic and treatment plans you can experience peace of mind every time you get acupuncture treatments. Great plus? Sessions are extremely affordable.
After every treatment, patient will be offered to purchase proper herbs which will benefit condition and treatment plan.

Yo San University Community Clinic
13315 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90066
Clinic Telephone: (310) 577-3006
http://www.yosan.edu/

TEAVANA – Heaven of Tea




Yesterday my hubby brought amazing gift for both of us. It is a whole new experience, science, pleasure and enjoyment in drinking the tea. Beautiful Double Wall Glass Tea Tumblers with included tea strainers and selected teas.

Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate(Rooibos Tea)

Get all-day energy from the invigoration fusion of tart raspberry and lemon with a high-octane jolt of pure Argentinean mate.

Peppermint(Herbal Infusions)

Extremely refreshing pure peppermint is often regarded as the”world’s oldest medicine”.
Perfect anytime to aid with digestion,sore throat and headache.

Teavana provides the freshest, highest quality teas and the products to serve them. Each store creates a unique tea experience by encouraging a positive and healthy outlook for all who enter, truly “opening the doors to health wisdom & happiness”.

http://www.teavana.com