DIY Deodorant

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Yup, that is what I said… deodorant made in your very kitchen, no nasties in it, and the best part… IT REALLY WORKS!

I have to admit I was very sceptical when I first started this venture and made sure I always had my store bought stick deodorant as a back up. However, as time progressed and stinky pits was not a part of my daily experience, my confidence in this natural product has sky rocketed LOL.  I really wanted to get away from all the chemicals in commercial deodorants (aluminum, paragons, Propylene Glycol, TEA & DEA, Triclosan etc.) and finally I can!

I live in Canada, freezing in the winter and roasting in the summer. Hence the need for two variations of the same product. One that doesn’t turn into a cement like structure in the winter, and one that is not drippy in the summer. This is because coconut oil is the base for this recipe and it has a melting point of 24 °C (76 °F). No worries though, I have that covered!

In the Pink’s DIY Deodorant

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Sprouting for Dummies :)

Sprouts are one of nature’s super foods.  Bursting with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and bio-genic (oxygen rich) properties, Sprouts are a myriad of nutrition  🙂

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Sprouting is so easy, simple and fun! It is like gardening all the year round so you can enjoy the powerhouse of nutrients on a daily basis.

And powerhouse is truly what they are!

When a seed is dormant many of the nutrients are locked away, but once the seed starts to germinate the dormant seed starts to become a live plant. Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat. Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions and crucial to excellent health.

The quality of the protein in beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted. Proteins change during the soaking and sprouting process, improving nutritional value. The amino acid lysine, for example, which is needed to prevent cold sores and to maintain a healthy immune system, increases significantly during the sprouting process.

Vitamin content increases dramatically. This is especially true of vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E. The vitamin content of some seeds, grains, beans, or nuts increases by up to 20 times the original value within only a few days of sprouting. Continue reading

Dynamic Duo for Liver Detox and Liver Health

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This dynamic duo, Liver DTX Complex and Lecithin, help to maintain normal liver function.

Help keep your liver healthy with Shaklee Liver DTX Complex

THE CHALLENGE

A healthy liver is essential to normal nutrient metabolism and overall health. A unique internal organ, the liver plays many crucial roles in normal metabolism, including detoxification. A healthy liver can regenerate itself and deal with a wide range of toxic substances; however, prolonged and frequent exposure to toxins may influence the level of stress on liver cells and functioning. Fortunately, supplying the body with herbal compounds that have antioxidant properties and eliminating toxins from the body by maintaining normal bile flow can help keep your liver functioning at an optimum level. Liver DTX Complex gives your liver the tender loving care it needs.

The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and is also the only organ capable of regenerating itself. For example, a heart attack can create permanent damage to the heart muscle. By contrast, heavy alcohol consumption can damage the liver, but abstaining from alcohol gives the liver a chance to repair itself. You could think of the liver as a kind of industrial processing plant for the body, performing a wide range of critical functions for physical maintenance and repair.

Let’s take a look at some of the different departmental functions of the amazing liver. Continue reading