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HEALTHY SKIN: THE COLLAGEN CONNECTION

Collagen is so important for your skin.  I take it daily to keep my biggest organ (skin) healthy and glowing.  No one wants to age and get wrinkles and fine lines.

This is a great article.

https://sprooslife.com/collagen-benefits-skin/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpm&utm_campaign=blog_posts&utm_content=healthy_skin

ARE YOU ADDICTED TO SUGAR?

This document was written by my naturopath doctor.

In 2013 the Fifth Estate produced a documentary aired on CBC.

The sugar industry hides from the public the links between sugar consumption and rising rates of obesity, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, fatty liver etc. This is a MUST SEE documentary for those of us who strive to be and or remain healthy!

Click here to watch now:
The Secrets of Sugar – The Fifth Estate Documentary CBC (https://youtu.be/K3ksKkCOgTw)

Read your labels. Sugar appears as dozens of names on ingredient lists, including but not limited to: cane sugar, powdered sugar, agave, brown sugar, beet sugar, rice syrup, high-fructose, corn syrup, honey, maple syrup, dextrose (anything ending in -ose), maltitol, stevia, glycerin, malted-barely extract, maltodextrin. All refined forms of fructose and glucose affect insulin and can, over time, produce major health issues.

Regarding artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes: As soon as the sweet tastes hits the tongue it creates a dopamine surge and an insulin response. Research in 2014 discovered that artificial sweeteners cause glucose intolerance by altering our gut microbiota. It can mimic a starvation state in the brain, leading to an increase in food consumption which can lead to obesity. Ingredient labels for artificial sweeteners include: Saccharine, NutraSweet, aspartame, sucralose, xylitol, sorbitol, stevia, Tuvia.

To satisfy our need for sugar:
Good news. Fresh fruit is wonderful! The fructose in fresh fruit does not impact your body or brain as refined sugar does. This is due to the composition of soluble and insoluble fiber that slows the absorption of the fruit’s natural sugar into the bloodstream, blunting insulin spikes and dopamine responses.

Dried fruit, combined fruit (puree) and fruit juice should be avoided as the fiber which causes a slow absorption has been destroyed. High fructose corn syrup and fructose listed as an ingredient on a label should be avoided as the fructose is quickly absorbed, goes straight to the liver and is now known as a major contributor to fatty liver disease.

Remember that good health is largely dependent on what we put into our mouth. Eat as clean as you can, avoiding sugar and processed foods. Your body will be thankful, enjoying better energy, health and overall well-being.

Healing Broth

I found this great recipe on one of the blogs I follow.  I switch up between chicken broth and veggie broth.

Healing Broth is a powerful mineral-rich liquid that carries the essence of vitally nutritious vegetables, herbs, & spices in a way that is easy for the body to digest, assimilate, and utilize. You will find this recipe as comforting as it is nourishing. The ingredients of this simple recipe help to provide tremendous healing benefits to both the body and soul.

Carrots help to lower blood pressure, reduce edema, relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function. Onions & garlic have powerful antiviral & antibiotic properties and can help eliminate heavy metals and parasites from the body.

Parsley & shiitake mushrooms contain an excellent bioavailable form of iron which helps to keep your blood strong and prevent anemia and are also rich in zinc which is highly beneficial for treating viral issues and strengthening the immune system. Ginger & turmeric root helps reduce inflammation and improve liver function and aids in keeps your hair growing strong and skin healthy and vibrant.

This incredibly healing broth can be made in advance & stored in the fridge. Simply heat up only what you need and place in a thermal mug for warm sipping throughout the day. This broth has the miraculous ability to be both healing, cleansing, and nourishing all at the same time and is a wonderful addition to any health regime.

Healing Broth

Ingredients
4 carrots, chopped or 1 sweet potato, cubed
2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
2 onions, sliced
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup of shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried (optional)
2 tomatoes, chopped (optional)
1 bulb of garlic (about 6-8 cloves), minced
1 inch of fresh ginger root
1 inch of fresh turmeric root
8 cups of water
Optional: Chili peppers or red pepper flakes

Preparation
Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about an hour. Strain and sip for a mineral rich, healing and restorative broth or leave the veggies in to enjoy as a light healing soup.

Autumn Diffuser Blends

Wow is summer really over???  We had a very hot dry summer in Calgary AB, Canada this year.  It was probably one of the warmest summers with no rain I’ve ever experienced here… Now I’m not complaining, I’m loving it but sad it is over.

Fall is such a beautiful time of year with the trees all changing color, the cooler weather and the fresh smell in the air.  When I think of Fall I think of all the nice scents that accompany it.  I used to use candles and air fresheners in my home, but then I did some research and found that most candles and air fresheners have toxic ingredients in them that can cause respiratory issues.  Yep it’s true.  Not to mention the artificial fragrances that are linked to cancer-causing chemicals.  Yikes, not for me…

I did a lot of research and found that Essential Oils are way better for you and a lot cheaper in the long run.  I now have a cupboard full of Essential Oils and use them daily, either as air fresheners, face/body lotions, healing etc.

Being it is Autumn as of tomorrow I decided to share some of my favorite Essential Oil Blends for Autumn.  I hope you enjoy and have an awesome Autumn.

Fall Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

 

Health Benefits of CBD Oil

Today I’m going to talk about an amazing product I stumbled upon.  It’s called Hempworx CBD Oil.  Research is finding there are a lot of health benefits with this oil.

Before we get into the benefits and testimonies of CBD oil, lets explain what it is.  Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally taking place constituent of commercial hemp/cannabis. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana, and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. CBD oil is a marijuana oil (whether derived from cannabis or industrial hemp, as the word marijuana is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) included within it. Hempworx CBD items and extracts are stemmed from commercial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp obtained CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” because they generally contain much more than just CBD.
Once again, cannabis doesn’t suggest marijuana, however is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all types of cannabis and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis they utilize for their CBD and hemp extracts is commercial hemp. Their products are non GMO, organic, made in the USA, and very rich in the raw materials they use. They are confident in their products because they utilize the full spectrum Cannabis plant and the customers will get better results with their products than any others in the marketplace!

All thier hemp crops are grown free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, so their quality starts with their hemp plants. From the time their hemp oil is harvested to the manufacturing and shipping of their products, they test their hemp oil multiple times to ensure accuracy in potency information and to check for contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and mold, as well as cannabinoid content. They also use a supercritical CO2 method when they extract their hemp oil, instead of harsh solvents. CO2 is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. CBD is becoming increasingly popular amongst the masses for having a wide scope of medicinal benefits – due to clinical reports and mounds of test data showing little to no side effects and a lack of psychoactivity (typically associated with marijuana products and high THC).

HempWorx CBD products are made with certified organic hemp grown in Colorado and are 100% free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. We have 80% purity levels whereas our competitors have 15-40%. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility and our products contain ZERO THC.

The benefits of this incredible product go on forever.

Mental & Brain Health
CBD affects principal cannabinoid receptor in the brain promoting a healthy state of mind.

General Health
Cannabidiol has incredible medicinal benefits and will improve overall wellness.

Healthy Balance
Cannabidiol helps restore healthy balance to the endocannabinoid system.

This link explains a lot of the benefits of CBD oil http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

Testamonies

I owe you guys a big apology. I thought maybe you could be exaggerating a bit for sales. The testimonials, I thought maybe they could have been encouraged with free product or something. I am skeptical by nature and am leery of things that seem almost too good to be true.
But these drops are! amazing! I cut my opioid dose in half and on the second day, I took the one painkiller late. Because I didn’t really need it. I even took my evening drops late. Because I didn’t need them. I am considering going off this opioid completely tomorrow because I feel so good! My mood is amazing … I’ve been depressed since the day I was born I think, and have been on antidepressants for 19 years … I will be going off of those too … I am going to try very hard to ditch all the pharmas I am on because I do believe in this oil.
I cannot thank you two enough for bringing this product to my attention. This could be the start of a new life for me … I still have skeletal issues which I don’t think this product can fix, lol … but depression, anxiety, chronic pain … I feel 1,000% better than I did only two days ago. God bless you guys at Hemp Worx! – Leslie Hardy

I have been taking Zoran for 8 years now for nausea. Today I received my pure CBD oil from Hemp Worx and within seconds the nausea went away…literally…I am so happy I can leave the chemicals and side effects alone bc this products is pure hemp seed oil!!! Bye bye long term meds!

And those are just a few.  Click on this link to read many more https://hempworx.com/reviews/