Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”
Looking to build healthier habits? But your BUSY right! You want to create a healthier diet and lifestyle for you and your family but Life and scheduling keeps getting in the way. Time is often perceived as the most precious commodity to the average family today. But a shift is rising and many are beginning to recognize that the most prized commodity one truly has is our health! What our lifestyle and environment consists of is either protecting and fighting disease or feeding it and many individuals are seeking to shift their current approach. Remember, you don’t have to change everything all at once. Start with small steps that you can feel good about. In a previous post I discussed the importance of pure water as our major source of hydration. Today I am writing on basic food choices one should try to follow.
- Add nutrient-rich foods. Instead of thinking about what not to eat, think about the things you can add to your diet. Strive to incorporate more greens and colorful veggies into your meals. If possible use GMO free and organic when possible.
- Eat closer to nature. Concentrate on whole foods in their natural forms, such as fruits and vegetables. If it looks like it did when it grew from the earth, that’s your queue that it’s a healthier choice. I good rule of thumb is also if it’s in a package its been processed, and we want as minimal processing possible in our diet.
- Go for whole grains. Instead of reaching for regular pasta or white bread, look for varieties made with 100% whole grain flour. Better yet, fill your belly with whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, oats or barley avoiding wheat flour altogether.
- Avoid “low-fat” products, instead look for unadulterated whole and better yet organic options.
- Reorganize your plate. Think of lean meat and fish caught not farmed as flavor boosters instead of the main event. Put beans, whole grains and veggies in the spotlight, and keep servings of meat and fish(wild caught) at 3 ounces or less (that’s about the size of a deck of playing cards).
Nutrition does not have to be complicated but our current grocery store often seems pretty overwhelming. I great tip is to meal plan lay out your recipes and ingredients needed make a detailed list and do not stray from it. Try to stick to the outer rim of the store or a fantastic option is to avoid the store and its temptations all together. Many grocers now offer an order online and simple pick up option. Jet.com is also fantastic and has free shipping on orders over $35 as well and coupon codes galore! Farmers markets are also a great place to get local produce and get to know your farmer and their farming practices. Plant a garden to alleviate grocery costs get a few chickens if possible. Eating well can be more expensive yes but there are many tips and tricks to keep costs down. Stay tuns for those tips and more.
I love what I do but I often am looked at like I have two heads. I support not only one but TWO multi level marketing companies!!! And why would an individual with a fantastic education and career options choose to do this? For me its simple I see the amazing opportunity and the changing scene of our economy. But most importantly they allow me to further my personal mission of health and holistic wellness education support in such a beautiful way. As well as allowing me to remain at home with my children and continue homeschooling. I find that for most individuals who hold opposition to the industry simply have a lack of education and understanding of the Direct Sales market of today. Holding opinions based on misinformation and closed minds. I seek to bring us all to a place of full enlightenment, breaking down walls of superiority and judgment for that which we do not understand moving towards mutual respect for one another.
The reality is every business in our modern world has a tiered system. There is an owner or board, a CEO, upper level management, supervisors and staff from service to maintenance. In this system only one person can be at the top and there is not much room or potential for growth available to those below them. Even if we are a traditional business owner, your reach can only really extend within the capital and energy available to you. Your footprint in a specific field and these boundaries limit you and your potential. Why has it become less threatening and more comfortable for so many to support corporations over family and friends? Like somehow these multimillion dollar companies have your best interests at heart? I spend hours carefully considering my customers needs and researching option available to support them. As well as countless hours personally supporting them on their journey and how to implement the tools and training offered by not only the companies I represent, but my life experiences and my secondary education. Not to mention the immense support within the communities aligned with the companies themselves. When a person is involved in network marketing they are often selling you an opportunity and the product is a sidenote. That has always turned me OFF!!! I have no interest in that! And I’m sure you don’t either. What I AM interested in though is a fantastic product that I would purchase on a regular basis whether or not there was a business opportunity involved. I personally feel very strongly that the direct sales industry is the new family corner store of our generation. Our economy shifted at such a rate that the overhead of maintaining a small family business became very difficult and sadly many were forced to shut down. I believe in the direct sales model because I feel it is putting the power back in the hands of the people; fighting back against a flawed system. I am encouraged by an honest (no they are not all honest – do your research) company choosing to redirect a large marketing budget to support the individuals who believe in their product and would be using, conversing about, and recommending it anyway. In turn the opportunity is given to share in the profits of the company’s growth. A hard-working individual is able to make a living and receive payment for as much or as little work as they choose to put in and the level of income will reflect their level of effort they chose to output. I am very thankful and encouraged by this changing economy. Technology advancements are excelling and with it job security declines. For many that is a very scary reality. But it opens doors to an opportunity for change. I see this as our generation’s push back and beautiful solution with equality for all, combating the flawed systems we grew up within – watching our grandparents retire and go to work at Walmart because there is little to no pension available to them. I have met incredible friends and mentored under some of the most brilliant people I have ever met. I am so very lucky because I adore my job. It feeds my soul to support others. So many of our lives revolve around our job and the way we make our income. There has to be a better way than the current failing system. The direct sales model differs from a retail system in a few important ways. Those ways are what makes it superior and one of equal opportunity for all involved. I dream of a world were we link arms endless opportunity available for those who are committed and willing to work for it. That social status and western opinions on their education do not limit them. Technology is accelerating at such an incredible rate and job security as a result is declining right along with it! On Monday morning the heart attack rate increases by 35% that is an eye-opening statistic that paints a very clear and sad picture. Yes there are many practical career oriented majors available at various education centers to our children and ourselves. They are offered because we have created a need and appetite for them, not because employers necessarily value them. Many classified ads I see these days simply ask for a degree or certification. They are not even concerned about the area it was obtained in. Because all they are looking for is an intelligent well-rounded individual who is eager to learn and able to be taught. Having a certification helps lend towards the idea that you might fit into that category. Much like diamonds some secondary education programs hold only the value we have artificially placed on them. The fact that one has a degree in publishing, literature, graphic design or video game design does not mean someone is going to hire you in the field . Or provide the level of pay that would be required to both support your life and repay the large loan taken out for the degree. In fact these mentioned areas are more largely based on talent and skills. We can learn incredible skills from our elders and mentors willing to teach and foster us. WE all have unlimited potential within us and sometimes its best discovered and fostered by someone who truly cares for us and really sees it. We all had that “one” teacher. What if you could find that person you are truly feed and inspired by. Work with them and come away from it with a sustainable income? I love mentoring new business minded individuals in discovering their incredible personal potential. Now lets break down some facts about the industry. Direct sales are NOT a pyramid scheme. Pyramid scheme did not have a product! They are illegal and there are large regulating bodies in place to monitor any illegal activity. Within direct sales, a company and business builder can choose to avoid all the overhead involved with marketing and launching a product, hiring the staff, buying or renting space and conducting interviews to try to find a committed motivated passionate staff. In the direct sales model your staff comes to you driven and determined ready to align with you because they believe in what you offer it is a mutual respect that is mutually beneficial. When looking at companies to align with ensure the Product is something you believe in and would use regardless for the business opportunity or not. Investigate the compensation plan and if it is well written and fair and within it income potential is often only limited by the work you are willing to put into it. Did you know that its very simple to out rank and out earn the individual who enrolled and introduced you? Another very common misconception. You will get out of your business what you put into it. It is NOT a get rich quick scheme and if a company is marketed that way they are misrepresenting themselves and probably do not have a good product to share. Out of all the product users I have in the companies I choose to partner and align myself with only a small few are building a business. That is because the products themselves are amazing and offer incredible health and healing benefits creating the ability to stand alone regardless of the business. In 2013 the NFL grossed over 9.5 billion, Music industry 15 billion, Movie 88 billion, Natural Food industry 90 billion the direct sale industry grossed 178 billion in 2013 alone and there has been a steady increase yearly. Out of all of those industries we can’t all be in the NFL,. Movies or Music but we can all align ourselves with a reputable direct sales company and earn an honest sustainable income. For those I work with their income allows them to offset that cost of living holistically and green. One of the biggest challenges in today world is that of finances but is within your power and mine no matter our history to change that. Even Forbes is advising to find a good Multi level marketing company to get involved with to earn a fair, secure sustainable income. In 2016 over 20 million people in North America were involved in direct sales and the industry grossed 36 billion in growth from the previous year it was a 5% growth! That type of increase is rare in the growth is going directly to the people who have alighted with thees companies not a CEO. I feel that we have been taught to accept our current system as superior because it feeds the agenda of the 1%. It keeps the rich, rich and the middle man in the middle. Not only financially but mentally physically and emotionally. Over worked underpaid and under constant pressure. This does not lend itself towards an enviroment ripe for change. Personally I pray for equality in the world and I see this a beautiful opportunity to offer that. I am able to share my experience with those I love and care about. I am able to link arms and support them in their own business, teaching them to fish rather than giving them a one time gift. I have incredible value to offer this world and so do you. Please do not allow misconceptions and pre-judgment to limit your growth as a person and in your chosen career path. The face of our economy is changing and I desire to support everyone in true whole wellness lifestyle success. I am a heath and wellness coach who is rooted in early childhood development. I began my career as a Montessori educator who specializes in early years development. I loved my job and the families I was blessed to work with. But I was so drained by the mindset of a pill for every ill. I knew that there had to be a better way and I have been searching finding freedom and teaching in it ever since Discovering true release from the conventional systems. I am a warrior woman for sure objective thought, that just because its “how things are done” dose not mean it is right or what going to work for myself or our family. I encourage you to truly consider the facts and thoughts presented here. This is a legitimate respectable career path with equal opportunity. I would love to hear your thoughts. I truly enjoy engaging with my readers and am not afraid of respectful opposing options in conversation I believe in that space is where true growth can occur.
Love and Many Blessing B ❤ @simplewellnessmomma
Here is an amazing little recipe to cleanse your face! This recipe is amazing as you do not need to moisturize afterwards. Your face will be left soft, nourished and refreshed. Enjoy.
Air right container 1 part castor oil
1 part coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey
5 drops each Tea Tree (Melaleuca) 5 drops of Lavender 5 drops of Frankincense
Warm the honey to help with blending with the other ingredients. Mix all ingredients together including the essential oils. Place in an air right container.
Wet your face using lukewarm water, Take a quarter size amount of the face wash, rub both hands together and proceed to wash your face and neck. Once you are all done, rinse your face with lukewarm water. You will be left with a well nourished, moisturized and refreshed.
Castor Oil – highly concentrated fatty acids penetrate the skin easily. This helps remove dry patches and restores hydration of the skin.
Coconut Oil – it is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, and is an excellent moisturizer.
Honey – helps lighten skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca) – Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
Lavender – Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. Soothes occasional skin irritations. Reduces appearance of skin imperfections.
Frankincense – reduce the appearance of blemishes and to rejuvenate the skin.
Have you always wondered how you can retain amazing waves for your hair. Here is a great little recipe for you!
Fine mist pray bottle 1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
small squirt of aloe vera gel
2 drops each clary sage essential oil – Clary Sage is great for promoting healthy-looking hair and scalp. 2 drops of geranium essential oil – Geranium is great for a healthy vibrant glow
Using a saucepan over heat, dissolve the sea salt into the water. Once that is all dissolved, let the mixture cool. You then add all the ingredients into the bottle, shake and use!
Spritz the beach wave on your lovely curls, crunch them a bit and away you go.
1 cup Almond four
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup arrowroot or cassava
4 tbsp Grass fed organic butter, or fat alternative like ghee or coconut oil
Five eggs scrambled with 1/4 cup goats milk yoghurt and 1/4 cup goats milk
1/3 of a cup sheep or goats milk feta
1/3 of a cup goats or sheep’s milk mozzarella
One well chopped and sautéed crown of broccoli with three cloves of garlic and four slices of organic turkey bacon
Sprinkle with fresh chopped chives and bake at 350 until fluffy and golden.
Allow to rest cool and set for 10 minutes then enjoy 🥚🍽
I want to begin sharing on the basic foundations of health. My aim is to support a undersanding and general awarness. You do NOT have to be a professional to have a fantastic grasp on the functionality of your body and how to best support it. I want to empower individulas to full awaness, objective though and taking their power back from a broken medical system that is sadly dissapointing and failing so many of us!
Water does you body good! Chronic dehydration is a condition which affects many individuals and they are more or less unaware. It contributes to degenerated disease, shortens life span and negatively impacts general quality of life. Water is essential for the proper mechanical and physiological functioning of everything within our bodies. It is the most common molecule in the human body without it your body cannot function normally. Next to oxygen water is the most essential element for your survival. Most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration. Water helps your body maintain a HEALTHY WEIGHT. Weight management is one of the top reasons individuals seek support and guidance. But we really do have all the tools we need to manage our general heath and wellness on our own. Adequate water intake is one of those tools. It enables your body to excrete excess waste through our elimination system. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush your system of unused matter, as do your intestines. Water plays a key role in helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract. If we are consuming predominantly beverages that are NOT water we are increasing our bodies work load, and it is forced into tons of unnecessary extra work filtering through the beverage to get to what it actually needs. This is increasing the amount of unnecessary waste and taxing your systems. Without adequate water intake is very difficult for the body to remove unused matter so it is often stored unnecessarily causing various health issues from minor to major. How much water should we be drinking? A few factors come into play when considering how much you should consume. Your activity level, any medications you may be on, if you drink coffee and how much muscle you have. A simple formula is to divide your body weight in half then divide by 8 to find the number of cups per day you should consume. But if that is too much math aim for 3L. Increasing your intake over a few days to gradually get to 3L.
- Water generates electrical and magnetic energy inside each and every cell of the body; it provides the power to live.
- Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanisms more efficient – less abnormal DNA is made.
- Water greatly increases the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow, where the immune system is formed (all its mechanisms) – including its efficiency against cancer.
- Water is the main solvent of all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation.
- Water increases the efficiency of red blood cells in collecting oxygen in the lungs.
- Water clears toxic waste from different parts of the body and takes it to the liver and kidneys for disposal.
- Water is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain.
- Water is used in the spinal discs to make them “shock-absorbing water cushions”.
- Water is the best lubricating laxative and prevents constipation.
- Water prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and brain, and helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
- Water gives us power and electrical energy for all brain functions, most particularly thinking.
- Drink to a healthier you!
- Water is directly needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin.
- Water can help prevent attention deficit disorder in children and adults.
- Water restores normal sleep rhythms.
- Water makes the skin smoother and decreases the effects of aging.
- Water decreases premenstrual pain and hot flashes.
- Dehydration prevents sex hormone production – one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.
- Water reduces the incidence of morning sickness in pregnancy.
- Water helps prevent the loss of memory as we age. It helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- Water helps reverse addictive urges, including those for caffeine, alcohol, and some drugs.
Drink up and cheers to a healthier you ❤
As a busy mom I never have time to stop in at the jewellers to have my rings cleaned. So here is a great way to do it yourself!
You will need;
2 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp table salt
10 drops of lime essential oil
A toothbrush of cotton pad
Add all the ingredients (minus the water) into a bowl. Then add your jewelry.
Now add warm water until your jewelry is covered.
Let your jewelry sit for 5-10 mins. I personally stirred it around a bit as well.
Once time has gone by, use your toothbrush and/or use a cotton pad, and scrub until a shine forms.
Last but not least;
Rinse your items with warm water. You can also use the toothbrush here to ensure that everything is out of the nooks and crannies of your jewelry.
Then, simply let them dry.