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Raspberry & Banana Smoothie

Recipe of the Day. We had to share this recipe. This recipe is so simple and yet so wholesome! According to Berry Health Benefits Network – http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/health_healing/fact_sheets/red_raspberry_facts.htm “Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants. They have vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight cancer, heart and circulatory and age-related changes.” – Yes! Berries are high in ellagic acid – a known chemopreventative. They have anti-inflammatory properties. In Japan they are using them as a weight loss supplement. In the beauty industry, because red raspberry oil is rich in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 24-50″ – it a must-try. So yes…it’s food for your skin too! Try it! We love it, and hope that you will too!

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15 Nutrient- Rich foods with Health-giving Properties

15 Nutrient rich foods to try today! One of the missions of this magazine is to simplify your lives – giving you hints and tips on how to eat better – providing you with ideas for health-filled recipes, immune-pumping meals, healing foods, refreshing fruits, tonic-filled and detoxing juices, and comfort-enhancing snacks. Remember: Good health is achieved by eating a variety of nutritious foods every day and maintaining a balanced diet. SOME IDEAS FOR YOU: Legumes (Beans) & Pulses: Variations: Soybeans, lentils, chickpeas, mung beans, kidney, lima, black-eyed peas etc Packed with: B vitamins, various minerals, protein and fibre. Benefits: May reduce type 2 diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. As a Meal:  Try in vegetarian dishes as stand-alone or added to stews and sauces.   Dark Leafy Greens: Variations:  kale, spinach, swiss chard Packed with: nutrients including folate, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C and fibre, anti-inflammatory carotenoids Benefits: May curb…

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20 Quick Tips Be Good to Your Skin Inside & Out

20 QUICK SKINCARE TIPS – BE GOOD TO YOUR SKIN INSIDE & OUT  Caring for your skin is an inside out process. Below 20 quick and easy skincare tips you can try anytime! INTERNAL CARE Go Nuts on Nuts Studies show that nuts are good for you. Try the following: Brazil nuts:       Rich in selenium, increase skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer. Walnuts:           Have omega-3 fatty acids—which lower inflammation and ease breakouts Macadamias:    Full of high quality oils and fatty acids that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation Eat Lean Protein Keep your skin cells rejuvenated, eat lean protein like fish, poultry, tofu, beans and lentils.   Eat Broccoli More than oranges – broccoli is loaded with 65% of your required daily vitamin C intake which cleans up the free radicals that cause wrinkles and sagging and aids wound-healing. Eat Watermelon This is a lycopene-rich food. Aim…

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A holistic lifestyle…what is it?

Living a holistic Lifestyle? What is this thing called lifestyle? Lifestyle – in my opinion, and broadly put, describes the way in which an individual, their family, their community, might perhaps choose to live their lives. This includes, their attitudes, behaviours and even their choice of possessions, their worldview and perceptions – be they personal or cultural – around their quality of life. It has got to do with how people respond to or cope with social, economic, physical and psychological conditions on a daily basis. How they decide to choose the food they eat, what they wear and most importantly the values, sense of identity and self-hood they decide to embrace… this to me is what defines – a lifestyle. What do you think? Lifestyle and health?   Lifestyles is also about health and well-being.  How do we find balance – between looking good, feeling great, eating healthy, engaging in physical…

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How Juicing Changed My Life!

By Kathleen M. Marinell Straight up, I’m what you would call a health nut.  I’ve never smoked, I seldom drink alcohol, and I’ve never done drugs despite being a child of the 60’s…oops, now I’m dating myself  :-).  I’ve lived a fairly active life, I’ve eaten well, I’ve tried a variety of self-healing techniques, and I’ve read lots of books on living a healthy lifestyle.     But nothing impacted my life permanently and deeply until I started drinking fresh extracted juices. How it all began? For over 4 decades of my adult life, I tried many, many diets and lifestyle changes including eating vegetarian for 12 years during the 80’s.  I spent most of my life preparing my own meals in my own kitchen.  I’ve been very active throughout my life…playing sports and dancing and exercising through yoga, race walking, weight training and using a treadmill. Despite all this effort to stay in shape…

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Top 10 Benefits of Vitamin E

Top Benefits of Vitamin E What Is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant compound that aids the body in neutralising the harmful after-effects of oxidation of fats. In other words, it is considered a powerful antioxidant and is a very important element in the overall maintenance of a healthy immune system.  When talking about skin and beauty we cannot overlook the benefits of vitamin e that can contribute to glowing, lovely skin. Vitamin E works inside & out Since we are holistically connected through spirit, mind and body, it is a prerequisite to give proper attention to what we consume internally. If we don’t get enough of vitamin E, we are more prone to infections, and weaknesses. Fortunately, vitamin E is found in many foods and one is unlikely to become deficient unless their nutrient absorption is compromised. Foods High in Vitamin E Vitamin E is a…

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Digestion & Your Skin Health

Good Digestion Can Do Wonders For Your Skin! The digestive system is a group of organs in your body. Its processes allow you to get rid of waste and absorb the nutrients you need for the healthy functioning of your body. Some external factors such as the intake of processed foods, chemicals in foods, antibiotics, and medications, can cause damage to your health and ultimately affect the skin. This means good digestion plays an important role in your skin health and skincare routine.   Skin Conditions & Digestion During my years of practice, I have discovered that that the skin has a great connection with the digestive system. Many people that suffer from skin problems especially facial conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea, are often surprised to learn that these conditions may be linked to digestion. Dry and flaky skin may just be a sign that your body…

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Skin – First Impressions Count

First impressions count We all know how the saying goes – first impressions count? Well, never could this be truer than when we talk about our skin. Yes, it is an organ – the largest organ in the body in fact – weighing almost 10 whopping kilograms (5 pounds) and making up about 15% of the weight of the average human being But it also has its functions: It is a protective layer shielding us against harmful substances and the harsh environment; regulating body temperature, storing water, fat and the much-vaunted vitamin d, and as part of the immune system guarding us from illness while interacting with our nerve cells. But the skin is also a– a physical canvas reflecting and projecting our inner selves, our lifestyles and our emotional, physiological and spiritual states of mind to ourselves and the world. Skin – a connector On the surface, the skin…

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Skincare with Body Butter Scrubs

Skincare with Body Butter Scrubs You love caring for your skin with body butter scrubs? Luxurious pampering at its height to me! What could be more indulgent and gratifying than exfoliating your beautiful skin with a sensual body butter scrub? Body butter scrubs can be used at any time of the year but they are particularly beneficial during the colder months as they help to maintain and keep the skin in a moisturised state. Body Butter Scrubs Perfect for Exfoliating Exfoliating is especially good during the winter when you are all covered up as it gives your skin continuous care. It also allows time for your cells to regenerate as you are constantly shedding the build up of dead skin that usually accumulates due to neglect during these months. This means that, when the warm weather returns and you start doing away with the layers of clothing, you will be…

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Spinach…royalty amongst leafy greens?

SPINACH – Royalty amongst Green Vegetables? It is widely agreed that eternal beauty emanates from internal care…what do I mean by that? Well, when all your internal organs are well-nourished and well-fed you tend to look better and feel better. Simply put – the right foods have cosmetic benefits. From glowing skin, to improved temperament and moods. Simply put… good food – does good…. One such food is spinach… The power of dark green leafy greens Spinach was, according to an article in American Medicine – far back in 1927 – hailed as the “king of all vegetables,” and was  “therapeutically” indicated in conditions as diverse as: “…anemia, blood depravity, heart disturbances, kidney disarrangements, dyspeptic conditions and piles”, and in other conditions such as “low vitality” and “marked general debility” Used in various cultures throughout history, from South East-Asian, Mediterranean to Middle Eastern – this leafy green vegetable contains a…

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Recipe – Traditonal Caribbean Rum Cake by Elca Hoyte

Each month I will be sharing Foody tips, ideas, recipes, pictures and more… I hope you enjoy my post as well as try some of the recipes I will be posting. I know that some of you love and enjoy to make a Rum Cake at Christmas, so I would like to share my recipe on how to make the traditional Caribbean rum cake otherwise known as Black Cake.  Traditional Caribbean Rum Cake [Black Cake] Ingredients 8oz butter (unsalted; room temperature) 8oz dark demerara sugar 6 eggs (room temperature) 2 teaspoon vanilla essence 6oz socked mixed fruit (minced if prefered) 1\2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1\2teaspoon mixed spice 2 teaspoon baking powder 6 teaspoon of browning 12oz all-purpose flour How to Make It Set oven to 350 F with baking rack in the middle of the oven 2. Grease the cake pan. Rub butter all around the insides of the pan…

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Juicing for better health

  TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WHILE MAKING MERRY! By Kathleen M. Marinell 12-21-2017 The holidays are filled with special delights that are just too good to pass up. Who can resist Mom’s fudge and divinity or Auntie’s holiday cookies? And can you really say no to eggnog or miss out on trying the new “seasonal” beer? How about the company parties, the potluck dinners at church, the family feasts or traditions like Christmas Eve tamales and the New Year’s Day black-eyed peas and ham soup that you just cannot avoid eating? Is there any time of the year when there is more food and beverage available at every turn? Well, that’s the spirit of the holidays – eat, drink and be merry! And, hopefully, in the warmth and companionship of your family and friends. It is a wonderful time and it only happens once a year, so…

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Pollution and your skin by Rumbi Serima-Fowler

Environmental pollution Air pollution and the skin – yes, it is true that the air around us can have an adverse effect not only our skin, our entire systems. It is therefore important and essential to have a ‘pamper day’. A time to rejuvenate and replenish your skin whilst providing it with nourishment to combat again damage. Recently I experienced the effects of environmental pollution first hand. I travelled to London from the South of England where I live on a day trip. I arrived at Victoria station just after 08.00 and the air smelt fresh and clean. After an eventful day I was ready to leave London… it was already 21:00 hrs. The first thing I noticed as got into the underground station was the smell. There air was thick and acidic…. almost acrid. I imagined how it would feel passing through this ‘smog’ if I had to commute daily…

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