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  • 02/27/2018 5:39 AM | Lucy Husarkova

    Learning self-care is surprisingly difficult for most women. We spend so much of our time caring for others and making sure all of their needs are met, yet rarely take the time to love ourselves in the same way. One of the best ways to show yourself some love is by developing a natural, healthy skincare routine. Choosing a homeopathic friendly skin care line will help your body detoxify from the inside out, leaving you with healthy, glowing skin that looks fabulous.

    Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Taking care of it affects how you look, how you feel and how your body functions. Many women use skincare products they see advertised on television because they make incredible claims about anti-aging or skin clarity. What you may not realize is how many heavy metals are used to produce most skincare products. Your skin absorbs up to 60% of all toxins or chemicals you put onto it. Absorbing these chemicals means they enter your bloodstream and spread throughout your entire system. Now, think about the petroleum by-products and other chemicals in most available skincare items you find in the store. Do you really want those toxins in your body?

    There’s A Better Way To Love Your Skin

    Inlight skincare products are 100% organic, formulated from herbs and flowers by Dr. Mariano Spiezia, a medical herbalist and skin care expert, known as the father of the organic beauty movement in Britain. Dr.Spiezia has been named as one of the top 25 “Who’s Who in Natural Beauty” three different times. He is dedicated to formulated pure, quality 100% organic skin care that feeds the skin with nature’s bounty, resulting in smooth, glowing healthy skin.

    Developed in the U.K., Inlight was one of the first skincare line to receive a certification of 100% organic, using only food grade organic ingredients. The secret to these incredible products is the Bio-lipophilic Matrix®, a specific blend of pure vegetable oils (cold pressed and organically certified) selected for their fine biochemical affinity on a lipid level with the human skin. Such oils are empowered using special techniques developed by Dr Spiezia to give them a unique energy imprinting and "positive conditioning", as well as a high vibrational charge.

    This Matrix® is naturally identified and accepted by the skin due to its similarity to the human sebum (the natural fat produced by the skin). The pure natural origin of ingredients and the energetic frequency of this blend gives out a particular energy input that triggers the skin to retune itself to the primordial essence of health and harmony.

    Do Organic Herbs Really Work For Skincare?

    From the beginning of time, nature has provided us everything we need to take excellent care of our skin, keeping it moisturized, soft and free of blemishes. By using only organic herbs, flowers and botanicals, along with natural oils and beeswax to create Inlight products, Dr. Spiezia formulates luxurious skincare products that are made in small batches so the integrity of the product is meticulously preserved.

    Herbs and natural oils provide so many healing and restorative properties for our health and wellbeing. They can be anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, detoxifying and more. Scientific formulations combine various herbs and oils for curative, beautiful results. Inlight’s Body OIl With Arnica utilizes the anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties of arnica oil to help your entire body heal from the daily stresses of life. The Face Oil stimulates skin cell renewal through jojoba oil, rosehip oil, primrose oil and rosebud extract.

    Your body needs water to function properly. Experts say as much as 60% or more of your body is made up of water. Drinking plenty of clean fresh spring water is a critical step in keeping your body moisturized. In addition, you need to retain that moisture in the skin. Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer, helping you keep the moisture locked in where you can utilize it.  Coconut oil is found in several Inlight products, including the Leg and Foot Balm, which helps heal that dry, cracked skin on your heels and keep your feet and legs feeling energized and looking like satin.

    Antioxidants are another important nutrient for your skin. They fight those free radicals that lead to aging signs like wrinkles and even fight cancer. Many of the herbs Inlight infuses into their products are powerful antioxidants, including sesame oil, green tea extract and evening primrose oil, which are all used in the Face Cleanser.

    Can Organic Skincare Treat Skin Conditions?

    Organic skincare is pH balanced and is a superior way to treat many different skin conditions, including rosacea and redness, acne, cellulite, puffy eyes, dark circles, dry skin and more. At Hug Your Skin, we’ve put together an acne protocol, which is helping many women fight those oily blemishes that can continue past adolescence and into maturity.

    The best way to get started treating any skin condition is with a daily routine of quality, organic skin care. Our Self care challenge is to begin or renew your daily routine with the healthy, homeopathic quality of Inlight skincare products. It’s a simple daily ritual that will show you markedly improved skin as you incorporate it into your routine.

    The Self Care Skincare Challenge

    Step 1: Do a deep cleanse with our Face Cleanser. This cleanser removes all of your makeup as well as any other impurities.

    Step 2: Use our Floral Face Tonic, which is alcohol free, to bring freshness and light to your skin.

    Step 3 Daily Face Oil or Deep moisturizer is your protecting moisturizer to keep you skin hydrated all day.

    Once weekly give your complexion an extra treat. We have a scrumptious Chocolate mask to increase the moisture and the supple touch of your skin. To get that rejuvenating tingle, try our Superfood weekly.

    Get ready for the renewal and joy of spring by stepping into this beautiful skincare challenge. You’ll love your skin when you Hug Your Skin.

  • 02/18/2018 9:39 AM | Jai McFall

    How to grow stronger with age!

    Perfectly balanced essential oils and plant extracts make up these marvelous remedies.  Many people within 24 to 48 hours have experienced unparalleled benefits at the cellular level. These plants have been an integral part of traditional therapies for hundreds & thousands of years.

     Our powerful nano-serum breaks down plant extracts to their smallest possible size, allowing them to be absorbed by every cell in your body in a very short amount of time, delivering the macro and micro nutrients that the human body needs to build new, healthier cells. This is how our products achieve such remarkable results in so little time.

    Our research is dedicated to providing the human body with the tools it needs to grow stronger with age by supporting the body’s innate healing ability and nurturing every cell in your body, from head to toe.

    The testimonies we receive from our customers are life-changing stories of success, achieved in a very short amount of time using our unique herbal formulations which supports your body’s ability to remove old and damaged cells replacing them with fresh newly made cells

    Our range includes:

    ·                  Natural cell regenerating skin care products

    ·                  Stress and anxiety relief                                  

    • Natural detox 

    ·                  Herbal Immune support                                       

    • Natural mineral supplements 

    All of our formulations are handcrafted and contain pure, organic essential oils and plant extracts. We use no synthetic fragrances, preservatives or animal products.

    Here are just a few of our Products:

    1. Vitality Drops: Himalayan Mineral Concentrate

    A liquid solution of 84 micro & macro nutrients that can be added to your purified or bottled drinking water to help detox your body at a cellular level. Packed with electrolytes, this formula is a must have for every gym bag. Just add 12 drops to 8oz of drinking water to provide an instant boost in energy and hydration. The ultimate hydration solution!

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:  A liquid Himalayan mineral concentrate designed to add 84 minerals to purified drinking water.  What it does:

    ·                Relief from constipation                 Relief from IBS

    ·                 Hydrates blood cells                       Relief from headaches

    ·                  Relief from PMS cramps                Lowers blood pressure

    ·                  Improves circulation                                 

    • Increases electrical conductivity in the body

    Cost:  $30.00

    2. Focus: Cognitive Function

    A 100% natural plant extract for increased focus & mental clarity. This product has been described as a taking your brain from a four-cylinder engine to a turbocharged V8. Perfect for Students, Doctors, Lawyers and the most demanding job on the planet, Motherhood!


    For ages 13 years and older,  Focus contains purified Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna) extract. Our Kanna is a concentrated extract that helps increase mental clarity, focus and concentration, may also assist in coping with stressful situations, irritability, mood fluctuations, emotional tension and in the management of mental hyperactivity.

     Dosage: take 1 capsule daily or as recommended by your healthcare professional. 

    This product has no negative side effects, no risk of dependency and can be discontinued at any time.  30 capsules.    Cost: $60

    3. Wellness Tonic 48 Immune Support & Cleanse

    A highly advanced nano-suspension with ingredients that reach the cellular level of tissue. It is a blood-cleansing technique that removes toxins, supports your immune system, adjusts pH levels, cleanses your body at a cellular level, cleans your circulatory system and balances blood sugar and blood pressure. This indigenous medicine is a powerful blend of 13 medicinal plant extracts and organic essential oils. It contains 84 micro & macro nutrient electrolytes & purified water. With a pH level of 10.6, this product is designed to rid the body of cellular toxins and support the body’s innate healing ability.  

    It truly is a one-stop shop for increased health and fitness.  What it does

    •  Boosts pH levels                                                      
    • Detoxes chemicals & toxins
    • Removes plaque from veins and arteries        
    • Balances blood sugar
    • Supports immune function                                  
    • Balances blood pressure

    Wellness Tonic+ is a dark, bitter liquid solution.  It can be taken by anyone from 5 years and older. The older you are the more benefits you will get from having clean rejuvenated blood and healthy vibrant cells in every corner of your body.   

    Cost:  $50.00

    Adults:  Initial 3 bottle detox period: Take 10ml 3 times per day either in concentrated form or diluted with a glass of water or juice. This will give your body a much-needed immune boost and put your body into a state of detox that can be maintained with the preventative dose.

    Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

    We do not recommend that Wellness Tonic 48 be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women unless they have already completed at least a 3 bottle detox prior to becoming pregnant. It is not recommended to detox in any form while pregnant or breastfeeding. However, if you have completed a 3-6 bottle cycle and maintained a 10ml per day serving of Health Tonic+ prior to becoming pregnant, the additional minerals and plants extracts may be beneficial to you and your baby. As always consult your health care professional to ensure you are in good health.

    4.    Pain Relief is a combination of medicinal essential oils that provide an atmosphere for the body to repair the skin and renew the damaged cells.

    These oils help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling as well as soothes bites, stings and damaged skin. You can use it to clean wounds and stimulate healing.  External application only.
    Cost:  $50.00

    Organic Living



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  • 02/17/2018 10:46 AM | Terri Cabral


    Detox and feed your mind for a healthier life

                                                            By Terri Cabral

    "Heal Thyself"

    Healthy thoughts, healthy life, think positive and you will see the best in your life. Think negative and you will find yourself always looking at the glass half empty and a life full of gloom and doom, you may even wonder if there is a black cloud hovering over you. Our brain needs to be fed healthy information, just like healthy fats and proteins (nuts, avocados, salmon, tuna, flax seed, coconut oil and many more) research shows that omega 3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be very important for cognitive (brain memory and performance)and behavioral function.

    There is a saying that goes like this, if you think you are you are!! We must envision a good life, set goals and put action into our dreams. We don’t become what we wish for, we become what we believe. It is our own thoughts that control our emotions and actions. Scientists and doctors have proved this Dr. Mercola says according to scientists changing your health might be as simple as changing your thoughts and beliefs, our beliefs can change our biology. Dr. Ericksen believes that we have the power to heal ourselves, increase our self- worth and improve our emotional state. This was all proved in the Human Genome Project done in 2003 completed by various doctors and scientists including Dr. Ericksen and Dr. Mercola.

    Many Doctors suggest positive books and funny movies to their patients so new endorphins will flow through their body.

    Anthony Robbins says “You must stand guard of the door of your mind”. As children we dream, we see the possibilities and the excitement and as we grow up people come along and say you can’t do that, people like you aren’t able to do such things, you don’t have an education and so on. We believe these false statements and make up some more along the way. What if we changed the programming in our minds and believed that we could accomplish anything that we put our mind to.

    Let’s think of the possibilities and not the impossible

    Ghandi said

    Your beliefs become your thoughts

    Your thoughts become your words

    Your words become your actions

    Your actions become your habits

    Your habits become your values

    Your values become your destiny

    Pretty powerful words, as a matter of fact research shows that a very high number of inmates constantly heard, that they would never amount to anything, by family and society and those words became their belief system.

    Dr. Wayne Dyer says” Change your thoughts change your life”

    So how will you live your life and nurture your brain?

    Dennis Waitley said: Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go higher than you think. Why would we think anything less?

    What we need is inspiration and sometimes a checkup from the neck up. The diagnosis is often called stinking thinking.  Let’s think thoughts of health, happiness, greatness, peace and wealth.

    Get up thinking, today is a great day, abundance flows through me. Any worries or fears that you may have change the thoughts to a positive affirmation, after all, all fear is false evidenced appearing real, so let go of your fears think and act like greatness is within you and that all things are possible.

    What you choose to think about and dwell in life, will make or break you as to what type of person you will end up becoming.

    Dali Lama says the practice of dharma which is happiness can be achieved by training the mind to replace the previous negative conditioning with positive conditioning, through this change we can transform ourselves, society and the future of the world. He also goes on saying that survey after survey shows that unhappy people, tend to be the most focused. They focus on thoughts that lead to negative emotions and behaviors that are not only harmful to them but, also to others. So why spend so much time thinking about things that harm us and not the things that move us forward and make us happy and healthy? We know that we can’t change the past, the future is not here, what we have is now and this is the moment that we can change. Your future is a direct reflection of the thoughts that you have today, so choose your thoughts carefully.

    Detox your mind by removing yourself from negative environments and negative people, do things that make you happy, change the paradigm with a new feeling and new belief system, new feelings are important to create universal attraction (the law of attraction). Feel what you want in your new life, visualize it and feel the end result. Think what if it’s possible, what if I could?

    Write down your goals and dreams, start a bucket list, connect with nature, read good books, listen to inspiring speakers, remove clutter from your life and use feng shui when decorating. Add color to your environment, color is very high frequency that lifts your mood and energizes, eat healthy brain foods to enhance your well- being, give you more energy and clarity. Stay active, exercise reduces stress and releases endorphins (happy chemicals) into your brain that make you feel good. Happy brain, happy you!


    Cabral Holistic Coaching 





  • 02/13/2018 6:58 PM | Nicole Dennison

    When I think of depression, I see it as a murky moat around the castle of joy that is your life.

    When you’re experiencing depression, you’re outside the castle. You’re an outlier, detached from your joy, standing on the other side of the moat. The drawbridge is up. You can see lights on in the castle and hear children playing and wafts of laughter. Nevertheless, no matter how much you want to be inside the castle, you can’t figure out how to get there. You feel exiled, unable to move, and hesitant to act. Your castle of joy feels far, far away.

    Why are so many people experiencing depression?

    The drug industry claims that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But is that true?

    Psychologists maintain that the causes of depression are unknown.

    The antidepressant drug industry is driven by multibillion-dollar sales each year. Since 2008, depression has been on the rise.

    What’s going on here?

    In a nutshell: Drug companies are treating the symptoms, not the person.

    As a Certified Holistic Health Consultant, my point of view is from a whole-person perspective. I don’t just look at the symptoms. I look at the person.

    There are natural ways of dealing with depression. And one of the most inexpensive, and readily available means to ease depression is through sleep.

    I’ll talk more about that later.

    For now, let me ask:

    Are you feeling sad or depressed?

    We all feel sad, from time to time. Feeling sad is a normal part of life and living.

    However, if you’re experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, and disinterest in things you once enjoyed, this is not normal.

    Depression impacts you and everyone around you.


    Whether you observe depression in others or know this about yourself, depression is


    ·         Depression affects your ability to make affirmative, healthy decisions. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little or big decision.

    ·         It negatively affects all your relationships, professional and personal.

    ·         Depression affects your ability to love yourself. How can you love yourself when you’re in an emotional, mental and physical funk?

    ·         It slows or impedes your ability to maintain healthy habits.

    Depression is insidious and keeps you from experiencing joy.

    Castle of Joy

    If you’ve been experiencing depression, I have great news for you.

    Today, I’m lowering that drawbridge.

    I’ll help you cross over the moat and enter your castle of joy. I’ll show you how to interact with the world better; how to be clear-headed when making decisions; and start you on your way to incorporating healthy habits back into your life.

    Here’s what you need to know: No matter how you’re feeling now, you deserve joy.

    Let’s get started lowering the drawbridge!

    Three Things You Can Do to Lower Your Drawbridge

    Let’s face it: You can’t afford to allow depression to sabotage your professional and personal efforts.

    Yet, it does.

    According to the National Sleep Foundation: “The relationship between sleep and depressive illness is complex – depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorders.”

    So, the first thing to do is pay attention to your sleep, get it regulated and under control.

    Follow these three tips to ease depression:

    1. The most important thing is to make sleep a priority.


    Because chronic stress elevates your cortisol levels. And since cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, when your cortisol levels are bumped up, day after day, your adrenal glands eventually poop-out. This is called Adrenal Fatigue.

    Lack of sleep causes hormonal imbalances that affect brain activity and physiological responses.

    Cortisol production should gradually decrease through the day until it reaches its lowest levels late in the evening when you’re ready for bed. However, if your cortisol levels don’t decrease in the evening because you’re stressed, this leads to you feeling more awake and energetic in the evening and less ready to go to sleep.

    When cortisol production doesn’t get shut off, it leads to serious sleep issues. And when cortisol remains elevated, your body receives an energizing signal that makes it difficult to relax and fall asleep. Instead, you’ll be energized to get lots done.

    There are supplements that help reduce cortisol levels and enable you to sleep better. Supplements vary for each person and depend on other health factors. Excellent choices are:

    ·         Valerian root.

    ·         Magnesium.

    ·         Melatonin.

    ·         Magnolia bark.

    Take away: Make an agreement with yourself to make sleep a priority, no matter what.

    2. One hour before bedtime, begin powering down. You can program your smartphone to alert you, get Alexia to set an alarm, or even set the good ole alarm clock to notify you when it’s one hour before bedtime.

    When the alert, alarm, or notification goes off, that’s the cue for your body and mind to begin to wind down.

    Just like when you were a child, you’ll create for yourself a bedtime ritual that is soothing, peaceful, and nourishing. You can do that by:

    ·         Quieting your mind with meditation.

    ·         Using relaxing scents in your room.

    ·         Sipping comforting tea.

    Take away: Honor the bedtime ritual.

    3. Balance your body with healthy eating throughout the day.

    I cannot say it enough: Good sleep begins with the first meal of the day.

    In order to get a good night’s sleep, consume protein first thing in the morning.

    Eating protein for breakfast or having a protein smoothie in the morning sets your body up for a restful sleep in the evening by balancing blood sugar levels.

    Next, stop eating carbohydrates three-to-five hours before you go to bed.

    Since carbohydrates cause your blood sugar to spike, if you eat carbs right before bed you’ll experience low blood sugar during your sleep cycle and that may cause you to get up and eat. Not only will that cause you to gain weight, it throws you out of the deeper sleep that is so needed.

    Choose snacks before bed that ‘relax’ the body rather than stimulate it such as:

    ·         A banana protein smoothie made with nut milk, whey or pea protein.

    ·         A bowl of Kiwi.

    ·         Peanut Butter on a spoon.

    ·         Walnuts and Almonds.

    ·         Sugar-free, organic yogurt or Greek yogurt with flaxseeds and oats.

    ·         Hummus.

    Take away: Sleeping well requires that your body have the right mix of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, hormones, and neurochemicals.

    So, before you go the traditional route and start taking prescription antidepressants or, if you’ve been prescribed antidepressants and aren’t seeing the results you expect, know that there are natural health and healing alternatives to ease depression. And one of the best ways is through sleep.

    If you are struggling with depression and don’t know where to turn, Certified Holistic Health Consultants are here to help. They treat people, not just symptoms.

    I’ll end with this:

    A client of mine who suffered from periodic depression agreed to implement these natural health and healing steps so that she could experience more joy in her life. Several months later she found her professional purpose in life and became engaged to be married. I asked her how she was doing with her sleep cycle and she replied, “I depend on it. I have too many wonderful goals in life now. I want my happy goals, so I make sleep my priority."

    My client deserved joy. So do you. You deserve all the joy that life and living have to offer.

    In order to live fully in your castle of joy, you must first love yourself. Love yourself enough to give your body this time to rest. The drawbridge is down. Come in and enjoy your castle of joy!

    Nicole Dennison is a Certified Holistic Health Consultant providing education, guidance, and mentoring primarily to women ready to holistically heal their body and emotions. If learning about natural and healing alternatives to ease depression is important to you, visit: http://nicoledennison.com/3-days-vibrant-health/ Sign up for her FREE video course, “Three Days to Your Vibrant Health.”

  • 01/25/2018 2:42 PM | Carla Clayton

    6 Ways to Cleanse Your Body

    6 Ways To Cleanse Your Body

    In the world we live in, many have adopted an unhealthy lifestyle and there are different reasons for this.

    One of the reasons is having a hectic routine where most of our time is being spent at work. This leads to buying fast food to save time, having no decent sleep,
    and not having enough time for any physical activities.

    In other words, this is a routine where health is the least priority.

    Another probable reason is giving in to what our body wants without realizing the consequences. Many of us are guilty of being addicted to foods that are too tasty, too oily, or too sweet although we know that these are not good for the health.

    Another thing that contributes to a poor health condition is the environment which involves water and air pollution, and it can also be the nature of work you do. These kinds of lifestyle may deteriorate your health and will eventually affect your mood, relationships, and even performance at work.

    Fortunately, there are ways to clear our body of toxins we are exposed to everyday.

    What are toxins?

    Toxins refer to all the pollutants, artificial food ingredients, metals, chemicals, pesticides, and poisons that harm our body.

    We are in constant contact with harmful organisms and pollutants. They’re in the air we breathe, in our food, and in our water, and it’s very difficult to get away from them. Over the years, the source of many health issues are the toxins that have built up in our bodies.


    Fortunately, there are ways to counteract some toxins and pollutants. Your body’s natural detoxification processes exist to deal with the ones we can’t avoid. You can help your body perform these processes with regular cleansing.

    First, let’s understand the natural ability we have to cleanse ourselves.

    Our excretory systems plays the largest role in detoxification because they remove waste products from the body.

    Main organs that compose the excretory system

     and their cleansing functions:

    • Skin
      - The skin helps in elimination of toxins through the sweat glands. The purpose of sweat is to regulate temperature, but it's a multifunctional system. When sweat passes through the sweat glands, it takes the toxins with it.

    • Lungs
      - The lungs help remove the waste gas we acquire from breathing called carbon dioxide.

    • Kidneys
      - Kidneys filter the blood and help flush waste from the body through urination.

    • Liver
      - It's the liver's job to filter an excrete wastes, drugs, and other foreign substances.

    • Large intestines
      - Large intestines absorb water and remaining nutrients from food. It also converts waste into stool to be expelled from the body through defecation.

    • Brain
      - Even your brain flushes toxic molecules while you sleep.

    Our body is detoxifying itself all the time, around the clock 24/7 so it's essential to take care of our organs and allow them to the their job.

    6 Ways to Cleanse Your Body:

    1. Watch your diet
      - Detoxifying your body is not only about what you avoid, but also about what you eat. You can go a long way by following a healthy diet.

      Some foods that aid detoxification are:
    • Garlic
      - Although garlic does not directly flush the toxins out of the body, it does contribute to detoxification as it helps increase the production of glutathione, which is an agent that filters toxins that are coming from the digestive system and helps as well in the detoxification and purification of the liver.

    • Lemon
      - Drinking lemon has lots of benefits which is why it is not a surprise that lemon with warm or room temperature water is one of the most popular ways to detoxify. Not only does it help in losing weight, but it also helps in the body's proper digestion which leads to eliminating symptoms such as heartburn.

      Drinking lemon water also helps in lowering the cholesterol and sugar level in the body and it also curbs the appetite by having the body feel full and satisfied.

      Lemon also helps in the cleansing of the body and the cleansing of the liver.

    • Broccoli sprouts
      - A study published online in the journal Cancer Prevention Research suggests that broccoli sprouts may help detox toxic pollutants. Broccoli sprouts contain a compound called glucoraphanin that can help protect you from air-pollution hazards.

      Glucoraphanin works to elevate enzyme levels in the liver and other tissues that increase the detoxification rate for environmental pollutants that we inhale or ingest.

      This leads to faster excretion of these toxins, reducing the likelihood that they will cause harm.

    • Mung beans
      - The proteins, tannins and flavonoids in mung beans are also considered effective for binding to and clearing pesticides and heavy metals like mercury and lead from the body.
    1. Drink plenty of water
      - Your body's most basic functions requires water. The body needs water to produce saliva, help perspiration and remove waste.

      The more fresh, pure water you put into your body, the more toxins can be dissolved and cleared away. Remember, water is the solvent of solvents.

      Nothing is more cleansing, purifying, healing, than fresh clean water.
    2. Purify the air you breathe
      - Another way to reduce your exposure to toxins is by breathing clean air. While you can't control the whole environment, you can control the air in your home.

      Pet dander, mold, smoke, fumes, mildew, and microorganisms can make the air in your home more toxic than the air outside. Invest in a high-quality air purification device to keep your air fresh and toxin-free. However, if this is out of your budget, get a few house plants instead; they're nature's air fresheners and they help filter the air, and remove toxins.
    3. Opt for the right foods
      - Lightening its load and decreasing the toxins you put in your body is one of best things you can do to support your body's detoxification process.

      Choose organic vegetables and fruits over fast food and other processed foods.GMO products and pesticide-contaminated foods add harmful toxins to your diet. Avoid them like a plague.
    4. Exercise and Meditation
      - Exercising helps you sweat, and sweating helps release toxin through your skin. Studies have traced amounts of cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and lead in sweat.

      Meditation helps you clear your mind and reduce stress. Stress can be as toxic to your health as chemicals. A troubled mind can cause the physical body to function poorly.
    5. A complete body detox
      - A complete body detox is a step-by-step process that focuses on each organ involved in ridding the body of toxins. The program should focus on removing harmful organisms, chemicals, and toxic metals while cleansing your colon, liver, and kidneys.

    If you want to eliminate toxins and maximize your body’s natural ability to cleanse itself, while restoring and maintaining a digestive balance, Shaklee's Healthy Cleanse Kit can help you get a clean start.


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    You can also try Shaklee's Healthy Cleanse and Weight Pack. It has the same Healthy Cleanse kit with a supporting diet plan for those who want to lose the right amount of weight after cleansing.


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    Cleansing is a long and committed process but can be especially rewarding. If you’ve never performed a cleansing before, I recommend Shaklee Healthy Cleanse. It’s a 7-day cleanse program that will help you eliminate toxin accumulation and feel great.

    Thanks for reading!

    Carla Clayton, The Wellness Lady


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  • 11/28/2017 7:25 PM | Fred DeFelice

    Although chlorinated tap water can be dangerous when used as drinking water, there are more hazards when this kind of water is used for bathing. On average, you take in one to two gallons of water per day. But when you bathe or shower, you expose yourself to at least 25 gallons of water.

    The problem is your skin absorbs anything that touches it, including chlorinated water. Once absorbed, DBPs can go straight to your bloodstream. Your skin does not break down molecules and eliminate contaminants as your digestive system would. According to studies, a 10-minute shower can raise your bloods Trihalomethanes (THM, a common DBP) levels by as much as 700 percent.

    What’s worse is chlorine agents in water can vaporize before they hit the floor. When you inhale the steam, these go straight to your lungs. When using hot water, the ill effects of inhalation and skin absorption are magnified. Hot water triggers your pores to open, and hot environments can cause vapors to form much quicker.

    Chlorine and Your Drinking Water

    "The drinking of chlorinated water has finally been officially linked to an increased incidence of colon cancer. An epidemiologist at Oak Ridge Associated Universities completed a study of colon cancer victims and non-cancer patients and concluded that the drinking of chlorinated water for 15 years or more was conducive to a high rate of colon cancer." Health Freedom News, January/February 1987

    "Long-term drinking of chlorinated water appears to increase a person's risk of developing bladder cancer as much as 80%," according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some 45,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with bladder cancer. St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press, December 17, 1987


    At minimum, Carbon water filtration at point of use will offer some protection.

    There are specialized Point of Use Counter top Filters and Shower Head Filters that are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. 

    For greater protection you will want to consider the Whole House Water Processing System for bathing, laundry and general use plus the Fluoride free Alkaline Water system for drinking and cooking.

    For more information please visit www.GreenInnovationsPlus.com

    Feel free to call me anytime...the process is simple, no Salesman will call, I will personally visit your home, bring a sample of our water for you to taste, test your water and inspect your plumbing system and then recommend the right system for your home.

     I look forward to being of service to you

    Fred DeFelice, Master Plumber~ Systems Designer ~ Direct: 727-804-4562

  • 11/13/2017 2:21 PM | Anonymous
    99% of available waters are in one of these categories: bottled waters, spring water, reverse osmosis water, distilled water (4 types), well water & city water. Discovering the truth about each water requires a lot of study time and the ability to see through the lies, fake claims and double-talk so common in the water treatment industry.

    The substitute!

    Most people today have some concerns about their water. “It might be full of pollution,” is one thought on their minds. But what exactly is wrong with water is another story. Most people deal with the issue by drinking bottled water. “Water problem solved!,” they think. Too bad that's not true at all!

    95+% of all bottled water is RO water or Reverse Osmosis Water. Here the technology takes takes out most of the pollution but it also removes all the healthful alkaline minerals. This creates a VERY UNHEALTHFUL ACID WATER!

    First of all, removing the minerals makes the water “hungry.” In other words, the water now has a powerful craving for minerals and will IMMEDIATELY leach out minerals from any surface it makes contact with, such as the plastic bottle, your soft tissue, your bones…etc. This water also helps create a highly acid environment in your body!!!!!

    This is true for all mineral-free waters such as RO, distilled water and the not-so-common deionized water.

    One can add ¼ teaspoon of Celtic sea salt to one gallon of distilled water to produce a good-quality drinking water. This cancels-out the body-acidification issue.

    Adding sea salt does NOT handle reverse osmosis or deionized water. Deionized water is included here because most commercially produced deionized water goes through a reverse osmosis water treatment system first to save the deionizing water media.

    If the deionized process was not preceded by RO, then one can treat it just like distilled water, add the Celtic sea salt and you will have a good water to drink.

    Vital note:

    Celtic sea salt not Himalayan salt. I do NOT recommend the the “pink Himalayan salt” because it may contain 3 ppm (3 parts per million) of Fluoride. This is why I personally do not use Himalayan salt.

    Your privately owned well water

    Never guess or assume that your water is okay! Always do a “real water analysis”; that is, a test that checks at least 103+ items. Such tests usually cost around $200. I personally have been using only one company for the past 30 years to prevent someone playing POLITICS with my water analysis. I want the truth, good or bad! Once you have done the water analysis I can help you read the analysis and determine what the “correct” water filter to use is. And it won't necessarily be the “best water filter” you see heavily advertised.

    City Water

    In America we have heavy-duty politics being played on the general public’s drinking water. Over 74+% of the cities in America add Fluoride, verses 97% of the European countries which BAN fluoridation!

    My personal experience

    When I was a U. S. Navy Dental Technician I could always tell were a new recruit came from just by looking at his or her teeth. Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and two other states have excess naturally occurring fluoride in the water. The young men and woman have dental fluorosis (white spots on the enamel) and / or pits on the enamel. Fluoride for cavity prevention? I think NOT!!!

    Fluoride is one of the three most common toxic elements on the periodic chart of elements. Arsenic comes in at #1, Fluoride at #2 and far behind in toxicity comes Lead.

    If you want proof of the dangers of fluoride in your drinking water, just check out http://fluoridealert.org/; for a really good instant understanding of fluoride see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM4EdOfX7Sc

    If you want proof of the dangers of fluoride in your drinking water, I have excellent articles.

    Harvard Study: Fluoride Lowers Children’s Intelligence By 7 IQ Points

    If you want proof of the dangers of reverse osmosis or demineralized water, read the following article which took me over 20 years to locate!

    World Health Organization: HEALTH RISKS FROM DRINKING
    by Frantisek Kozisek, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic.


    The simplest solution for most people is to clean up their city water without taking out the vital health giving minerals.

    My wife came from a mid-western farm. She loved the ice-cold artesian spring water that she grew up with. She wanted the same good tasting, high-quality of water here in Florida. So, I built her the a filter that took the Fluoride and Arsenic down to non-detectable levels. I added the power to remove the new bad-kid-on-the-block, the mixture of ammonia and chlorine called chloramines. This was very tough to take out but I succeeded. Finally I handled other heavy metals and chlorine.

    Today, we have one model for under the kitchen sink and three models for the whole house.

    No matter what your situation, I can help you get mountain-fresh water that's truly healthful.

    Live longer. Look Younger. Feel Better.

    Call me at  727-447-2344 for a no-cost water-quality and consultation.
    I hope this information helps you live a longer, healthier life.

    Winston Kao,
    Ideal Earth Water
    1884 McKinley St
    Clearwater, FL 33765

  • 11/06/2017 8:18 AM | Lynne Wadsworth

    We say it every year — where did the time go? We are already past Halloween and now Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us…and Christmas is not far behind.

    Do you find the holiday season — although fun and exciting — a time of stress and busyness? Do you even find yourself suffering with more migraines as a result of the added stress?

    Unfortunately, stress is one of the most prevalent migraine triggers there is. As the holiday season gets closer and close, so our lives become more and more hectic. As you well know, stress is something migraine sufferers would rather avoid, but at this busy time of year, that is sometimes pretty impossible. But, as a migraine sufferer both of us need to find ways to deal with that stress so that the frequency and severity of migraine attacks can be lessened, and we can better enjoy this festive time of year.

    If you experience stress on a regular basis, the statistics show that you are one of millions of people worldwide. Your body is actually designed to feel stress and react to it, so that you are alert and ready to avoid danger. When stress persists though, the body begins to break down and sickness and headaches/migraines can occur.

    To better understand stress, simply put…..stress is your reaction to any change that requires you to either respond or adjust. Basically, stress is the result of how you respond to stressful events.So, it’s important to know that you can control stress.

    The most effective way to cope with stress is to identify the stressors in your life and then learn ways to reduce and manage your stress. If you do this, then you will find great benefits with migraine and headache relief.

    What Causes Stress?

    Causes of stress are different for each person, just as the way your body responds to that stress is unique to each individual. It can involve that requires you to adjust to a change in your life and/or environment. Your body reacts to these changes and circumstances with physical, mental, and emotional responses.

    Below is a list of a few of the common causes of stress:

    • A change of location
    • Money problems
    • Asking others for help
    • Taking responsibility for the situation
    • Expressing emotions that are distressing
    • Being assertive and not aggressive
    • Maintaining relationships that support you emotionally
    • Staying emotionally composed
    • Attempt to change the source of stress
    • Putting distance between yourself and the source of stress
    • Learning to relax
    • Eating and drinking sensibly
    • Exercising regularly
    • Practice a healthy sense of self-esteem
    • Seek Help for Managing Stress

    If you feel you just are getting nowhere managing your own stress, and you feel you are going down the same downward spiral over and over again, seek help.

    I love working with people whose lives are busy, full of stress, headaches, migraines, fatigue, tension, etc. I can help you:

    • Learn to recognize your stress triggers
    • Decrease anxiety levels
    • Learn to cope with the demands of your daily life
    • Learn techniques to help you remain calm
    • Replace bad habits with good ones
    • Have a healthy self-esteem
    • Learn relaxation techniques that will help alleviate your stress
    • Recognize irrational fears
    • Learn preventative measures for migraines
    • Recognize your migraine triggers and how to avoid them

    Learn techniques to incorporate into your daily life to minimize the migraine pain and prevent frequent occurrence​​​​​​​

    Sometimes it is hard to be sure of the exact cause of your stress. Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life can be helpful. Besides using a journal, it also helps to know the warning signs of stress. These are important steps because when you can identify the warning signs, you can learn how your body responds to stress, so you can then take steps to reduce it.

    Don’t let stress and migraines ruin what should be a happy and joyous holiday season. Learn to live free from stress and pain, and minimize and reduce your migraines. I would love to help you minimize and relieve some of your migraine symptoms and occurrences. For your free strategy call, >>click here<<

  • 10/23/2017 2:23 PM | Carla Clayton

    We all want to have great skin. And we don't want our skin to age. But environmental factors, stress, genetics, and a busy life all play a part in how our skin looks over the years. So if you're like most people you're probably buying something that promises to slow down how your skin ages.

    However, in your pursuit for nicer, healthier skin, is what you're putting on your face even safe?

    The truth is, most skin care products contain questionable and even downright harmful chemicals. Your makeup, face cream, skin moisturizer, or cleanser may deliver short-term smoothness and brightness but it may disrupt your hormones and fertility. 

    They can also expose you to known cancer-causing pesticides, and deliver dangerous toxins that penetrate and age your skin.

    That’s right. The skin care products you use may actually speed up the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and worse.

    5 harmful chemicals that are commonly used in skin care products:

    1. Parabens
    Have you seen a slew of products marketing themselves as "paraben-free?" These chemicals mimic estrogen and lead to hormone imbalance.

    CDC reports suggest their presence in every American’s body. It’s a good idea to avoid products with parabens to prevent reproductive issues like infertility or slowed growth and developmental disorders in children.

    2. Phthalates
    A common ingredient in "fragrances," phthalates block testosterone and damage a man’s reproductive system. These dangerous chemicals have also been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

    3. Mercury
    You know mercury is bad, but some skin care products use it to lighten the skin.

    It absorbs easily through your skin and with enough use can develop into mercury poisoning. Steer clear of products with "calomel," "mercurio," "mercurio chloride," or just plain old "mercury."

    4. Petroleum
    As an industry standard, there’s a lot of information out there touting the safety of petroleum by-products, so you might be wondering why you should avoid it.

    It’s because it contains 1,4-Dioxane, which has been listed by the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency as a probable carcinogen. Cancer from your moisturizer? No thank you.

    5. Hydroquinone
    Hydroquinone reduces the melanin in your skin to get rid of those unsightly marks, but in doing so, it hurts your skin in many ways.

    First of all, it’s permanently altering your pigment while also weakening the elastin and collagen in your problem area – the very things that are key to keeping your skin firm and youthful!

    Here are other ingredients to avoid:

    • Colors
    • Mercury
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Hydroquinone
    • Lanolin
    • Quaternium-15
    • EDTA
    • Ethanolamine
    • Formaldehyde
    • Styrene
    • Quat Ammonium
    • Silver
    • CFC
    • Perfluoro
    • PEG 1
    • PEG 2
    • PEG 3
    • Cyclosilicone
    • Parabens
    • Phthalates

    Why do companies use these ingredients?

    So why do companies even use these types of chemicals if it's well known that they're harmful or even downright dangerous for your skin?

    Because they do offer results and they're less expensive and easier to source.

    What brand do I recommend?

    I only recommend products I personally use.  I have used skin care products made by Shaklee for over 25 years.  The company has a proven track record of using the best of nature and science to create safe, non-toxic products.  In fact, in 60 years in business, they have never had a mandatory recall of any of their products.  That speaks volumes.   But, more importantly, they work!   Clinical results without compromise!

    What does Shaklee use?

    Shaklee actually spent almost a decade creating a line of skin care that would work as well or better than the traditional brands but not have to comprise on their ingredients.

    And here's just a few of the ingredients they chose to use so they could offer a product that actually feeds nutrients into your skin and doesn't need any harmful chemicals to work.

    Vitis Vinifera (From the Muscadine Grape) Technical name for grape seed extract. Shaklee chose to add this because of its natural antioxidant properties.

    Grape seed extract has been traditionally used as a wound healer and anti-inflammatory, dating back to European folk healers. It's now used for its numerous properties that are thought to be beneficial, including as an anti-dandruff, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and UV absorber ingredient, and is therefore seen in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products.

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract An eukaryotic microbe. More specifically, it is a globular-shaped, yellow-green yeast belonging to the Fungi kingdom, which includes multicellular organisms such as mushrooms and molds. It is used in cosmetics since it can act in oxidative stress and improve skin conditions.

    Citrus Aurantium Bergamia This beautiful essential oil is cold-pressed from Italian bergamot fruit peel and has a delightfully uplifting citrus aroma which helps relieve nervous anxiety. Considered a 'balancing' oil, it is gently antiseptic, toning and cleansing for the skin and being bergaptene-free, causes no photo-sensitivity.

    Lotus Japonicus Youth Complex is also, infused with Lotus Japonicus. It activates a key youth protein to regenerate cells to produce more collagen and elastin.

    Schisandra Chinensis Youth Complex couples Lotus Japonicus with Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract. This structurally helps provide more nutrients and energy to the skin.

    The ingredients Shaklee use are actually better than organic.

    This means they're not just organic, but the way they've been formulated and processed allows them to work better than regular organic products on their own.

    Thankfully all YOUTH products are designed without the harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients found in so many other products.

    Check out the entire "Free of" list of which contains over 2,500 harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients that you will never find in any of Shaklee's YOUTH products.

    And another thing I love is that YOUTH products are also 100% vegan and cruelty free.

    Your skin's health is crucial not only for your appearance, but more importantly because your skin performs so many essential tasks for your body, so it's important to use products that are made for your skin type, and has ingredients that are safe for your health.

    Thanks for reading!

    Carla Clayton

    Click here to learn more:


  • 10/23/2017 11:39 AM | Lynne Wadsworth

    I can hardly believe that the holiday season is literally just around the corner. How are you doing with your shopping? do you have lists made for all you have to get done? Is your social calendar full?

    Yes - the holiday season is upon us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress. After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones. All of this, on top of your normal every day life. It can be overwhelming to say the least.

    I wanted to share with you some of my personal favorite ways to navigate this busy, stressful time of year and make this season a lot more enjoyable, less stressful and a time you will remember with fond memories.

    These secret weapons of mine include…

    Put forth great effort to be present. I fully understand how difficult it can be. It’s almost a reflex to pick up our phones and scroll through Facebook or our email when we have a free moment – do you do the same? One way I like to dodge this is to leave my electronics in another room. Don’t even allow yourself the temptation to pick up your phone and disengage from communicating with your gathered love ones. When I’m feeling particularly scatter-brained, what really helps ground me is focusing on my senses. What do I smell? What do I hear? What do I feel? Stopping and thinking through what’s going on around you at that very moment really brings you into the present moment unlike anything else. It’s a wonderful tool to use to dial in and be present – and is a great tool to use year-round, not just during the holidays!

    Give up those expectations. A lot of the stress we put on ourselves this season lies in the notion that we expect things to be perfect. That’d be lovely, of course – but putting your entire extended family in one house is bound to have something go awry. Therefore, dropping the expectations of perfection will allow you to be prepared for when something may spring up. There is joy to be found in each situation, so even when things don’t go exactly as planned – spend your energy finding gratitude in your circumstances and enjoying as much of your time as you possibly can. "Tis the season!"

    Find time to move. It’s incredibly important to keep movement in your schedule, no matter how busy you may feel. Even if it’s just a brisk walk after lunch or dinner – make it a habit to bundle up in your favorite scarf and winter coat to go for a walk alone to clear your mind, or with someone you enjoy being around. Be sure that you are getting your time outside in nature, breathing in fresh air, while burning off some calories and keeping your heart rate up.

    Of course, here in Florida, we can experience some of our best weather and it is a beautiful opportunity to go outside and take a brisk walk. Often we have blue skies and the perfect 70 degree weather. Of course, sometimes it can get cool, so on those days, I just get on a treadmill and walk indoors.

    What are your favorite ways to get some movement in during the cold months?

    P.S. If you haven’t already done some, jump over to my Facebook Group for those of who live hectic lives but want to stay healthy and finds ways to be more efficient with your time. Check out my tips. ==>CLICK HERE<==

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