Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Omega 3's

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Oz!!! I was watching an episode about crucial vitamins we should be taking. I never was the type of person who took supplements and I know for a fact that I'm not getting the nutrition I need daily. I just hate taking pills!! BUT if it's good for my health and can prevent health problems as I get older, then I will do it even though I don't like it. As I'm on the road for a better health, I started to take vitamins about 5 months ago, and I notice a difference. I have more energy and less fatigue. :)

Dr. Oz stated in his show that the #1 supplement to take are Omega 3's! It's no surprise because our body can't make it and we have to get it through our diets. Did you know women's daily dose of omega 3's is 1000mg and for men it's 600mg. Are you getting your daily dose?? 

Here are some benefits of taking Omega 3 supplements:

-crucial for brain function (memory and performance)
-Normal growth and development
- Reduce heart disease (we need our hearts pumping! It'd be good for those who have history of heart problems)
-Reduces inflammation
-Lubricates joints (less grinding, wear and tear, less parin, which will allow you to do all those fun activities like chasing the kids around. AND prevents from getting arthritis when we get older :)
- Fights wrinkles
-Protect vision
-Clears cholesterol
-enhance fertility

Symptoms that may mean you're deficient in Omega 3's:
fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, depression, poor circulation

Here's the video clip of the show I watched :

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Healthy Recipes

We all want to eat a little bit healthier. I have been trying to find good recipes that's low in calories and tastes good. I've never realized how hard it is to count your calories!! I cook for my boyfriend and I, and it's hard to find something that he will like since he's quite the picky eater! We both need to eat a little bit healthier, since all throughout college we were not eating so healthy. It was fast food or Ramen noodles, so it wasn't very nutritious. It's too much work to cook two different meals, one for him and one for me. He's not much of a vegetable eater, so I try to find healthy recipes and mix in some vegetables. He always seem to leave some vegetables on the plate. But I think I've found the perfect website with recipes that include calories for the meal and they are tasty! The website has BMI calculator, weight loss meal plans, weight loss training, tips if you plan on running a 1/2 or full marathon (which I hope to be able to do in the near future). Check it out:

So far I've lost 5 lbs and hope to lose 5 more to reach my weight goal! This takes a lot of discipline and I give props to those who maintain their healthy eating and exercise, because there are a lot of days that I would enjoy a nice juicy burger and fries.... and ice cream, but have to resist and say no! :) Any weight loss tips are welcome!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New to blogging

So, I'm looking at everyone else's blog page and I want mine to look fancy. :) Where do I find these different templates. Ugh, I have a lot of work to do on my page. Anyone can give me some pointers to make my blog more appealing?? AND how do I get some followers?! Thanks!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moody? Night sweats? Menopause?

I have some great news ladies! I just went to a training about Women's Health and Wellness. Have you ever thought that you may need natural progesterone? If you have any these symptoms, it may mean you need natural progesterone. Symptoms could include: hot flashes, mood swings, menopause symptoms, night sweats, MS, fibromyalgia, depression, ovarian cysts, skin problems, or fibrocystic breasts, and many more! There have been studies that show natural progesterone have lessen symptoms or eliminate them. Oprah's doctor talks about it! Many of us don't realize that our progesterone levels are low and we need to balance the levels of estrogen and progesterone for our bodies to function properly. AND those ladies out there who are trying to get pregnant, natural progesterone will help! You can save your money from not getting in-vitro treatments and being on natural hormone. This is awesome stuff and I've seen and heard testimonials of how Arbonne's natural progesterone has changed many women's lives! Did you know that being on birth control pills at an early age can make it harder for a woman to get pregnant? More of a reason to be on natural progesterone. Now, I'm not trying to diagnose or cure anything. I'm just trying to open your eyes and see what other options you may have. Do the research and ask questions.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Need some positivity in your life??

Living in a bad economy, you can't help but feel unhappy sometimes. It's hard live in hard times, especially if you recently lost a job and stressing about finances. Maybe you're unhappy with where you are in life right now or unhappy with your relationship. All this negativity being built up can take a toll on your body and make you depress. I'll admit it, I am a place where I'm finding myself unhappy. I'm struggling with finances, and thought I'd be successful by this time.

Well, let's overcome this together and turn our negativity to be positive. I'm a firm believer of the law of attraction. I know it's easier said than done, but we just need change our mindset and be positive. If we're positive, then we will attract positive things and be happy! I recommend everyone who's feeling a little discouraged about life to read the book Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't by Micheal J. Losier. It'll help you change your mindset and get more what you want! ENJOY! :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Let's Fight Aging!

Ok, so who wants to look younger and beautiful?! Are you noticing crow feet around the eyes, smile lines, skin seems to be drooping? I just may have a solution for you!

The first step to fight aging is taking care of your skin, right? We all know that the skin is the largest organ on the body, so it's important to know what you're putting on your skin. Many people don't pay much attention to what they are putting on their skin and little do they know is that they are introducing chemicals that can be harmful onto their skin and into the body. The skin is transdermal, meaning that what goes on your skin goes into your bloodstream. That is why birth control patches and nicotine patches are becoming more popular. It's very important to know what you're putting on you skin to prevent from introducing your body to carcinogens. Women apply 515 chemicals every day on their skin!! These chemicals are coming from your skincare, makeup, lotions, and perfumes! Aging occurs when we are exposed to free radicals and toxins in the environment. The last thing you want to do is introduce more toxins to your skin from your skincare regimen. It is so important to stay away from products that contain mineral oil or petrolatum. Your skin needs to stay hydrated and needs to be able to breathe. When you apply mineral oil, your skin isn't able to breathe and will not stay hydrated, which then causes skin problems. As we age our skin stops producing collagen, which means we lose elasticity in the skin and then form wrinkles Our body starts to produce less collagen at about age 23 so it’s never too early to start an anti aging regimen!

People spend any amount of money to make themselves look younger and better. Whether it be to get the top of the line products that may contain harmful chemicals or cosmetic surgery. Well, what if I told you that I have found something that could save you money and give you fast results for anti aging, would you use it? 

I'm 25 and not quite ready to use any anti aging products, but I did try this RE9 product line and I LOVE IT! Living in the desert my skin became very dry and I had some redness, but that all went away after the first day of using RE9. I prefer RE9 over the other skincare lines. It has helped a friend of mine with eczema and another with rosecea.  Best part is that you know that what you're putting on your face is GOOD for you! These natural botanical ingredients is what your skin wants and need to be healthy! Don't take my word for it, you just have to try it out yourself!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What a great opportunity!

Here's to my first blog entry! When I find something fascinating, I'd like to share it with everyone I know. I'm always learning new things about health and how to take better care of myself as preventative care. I plan to live until I'm 100 years old, and look like I'm 60. :) Well, to do that I must make sure I'm taking care of myself both externally and internally. Whenever I find tips and learn something new about health or beauty issues, I'm going to share it with you, so that you're more aware of your body and understand that your body maybe giving you signs telling you that you need to take care of yourself.

I recently realized that I am living an unhealthy lifestyle and I needed a change. I wasn't eating well, never exercised, in debt, and depressed about where I am at in life and how I looked. I was unhappy with myself. So, what did I do? First of all, start looking for a new job that paid me more. God was on my side and I found an office that was filled with positive people, I got paid more than my last job, and I was surround by people who took care of their health. Off to a great start! Now, the best part! My employer is a dentist and she's an Arbonne Independent Consultant. Even though I got a pay raise, I still wasn't making enough extra money to save. She had shared with me this great opportunity with Arbonne and the great products! Arbonne has a great group of people who are optimistic and it was just what I needed in my life. I jumped aboard and became an Arbonne Independent Consultant to earn a little extra cash while having fun doing it! I LOVE that Arbonne isn't just skincare and makeup, it's a whole lot more than that! It has something for everyone! There's such a variety of products Arbonne has to offer and the best part is that it's ALL NATURAL! Pure, safe, and beneficial for your body. Even though I've been with Arbonne for only 3 months, I can see what a difference it has made in my life. I'm becoming more of a positive person, growing out of my shell, and taking the right track with my health. It would be selfish of me to not share this with everyone I know! So here it is, see it for yourself....