My fall must haves

After the summer days fade away and fall settles in, I feel the need to detox and get into a healthy fall/winter regimen. The dog days of summer where I took leisurely jogs and enjoyed vino by the pool are gone.

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Instead of hibernating and slacking on my workouts and eating everything in sight loaded with carbs, I try to attempt a healthy frame of mind.

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Here are a few of my healthy lifestyle choices I take to stay on the right track.

  • Getting into a regular workout schedule. I try to workout at least 5-6 days per week. I tend to get super bored at the gym. There have been times when I have literally worked out shorter than it took me to get to the gym, say…12 minutes, but my theory is it is better than nothing, and it promotes that schedule thing. I try and do yoga at home 2-3 days a week. I swim 2-3 days a week, and then workout at the gym 3-4  days a week now that I have a baby keeping me busy.
  • Morning hot water with lemon and ginger. Viruses thrive in cooler bodies, so I like to start off the morning with a large mug of hot water with fresh lemon and ginger to cleanse my body, warm up, and protect with ginger.                   Image result for hot water lemon and ginger
  • Local honey.  I tend to have bad allergies and sinus problems. I find that when I incorporate local honey on a regular basis it alleviates congestion and a sore throat. I mix it in my homemade dressings, and I just take a large spoonful ( or squeeze straight out of the bottle more like it) into my mouth.       Image result for local honey
  • Edible Argan Softgels. I take this supplement year round, but I love it in the winter! Edible Argan promotes health and beauty from within. It is known to be liquid gold and for good reason, the oil is packed with great health benefits. It is high in omegas 3,6,9. It has great amounts of vitamin e, polyphenols, and antioxidants. It has been known to lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. It makes my hair and skin lush in the harsh Canadian winters. http://www.Moroccanlifeproducts.com  tiny-argan
  • Spirulina. This is a superfood! I take it in a capsule form. It is a fabulous vegan source of protein. It boosts energy, eliminates Candida and leaky gut syndrome, and reduces inflammation in the sinuses. To top it off contains more essential amino acids, iron, protein, B vitamins, and vitamins C, D and E. Make sure you take a proper dose and consult your doctor if you have previous conditions because it has been known to thin blood when taken in large amounts.                                     Image result for spirulina super food
  • Probiotics. Most diseases and ailments start in the gut, so it is the first part of my body I like to keep healthy and clean. I take these a few times a week as well as a few fruit shakes made with low sugar yogurt. I like the brand New Roots Herbal. They have a great line of probiotics and they test all their ingredients for purity.   Image result for new roots herbal probiotics
  • Organic garlic. Luckily my husband loves garlic too, so we don’t have to worry about smelling like it after dinner. I love trying new varieties I find at festivals and the farmer’s market. I slice it up and incorporate it into many of my weekly meals, soups, and dishes to protect my body. It’s even helped me get rid of an ear infection!    Image result for organic garlic
  • Jasmine Green Tea. An old time favorite of mine. I love the flavour and the little energy boost. I’m not a coffee person, so green tea varieties are my favorite.      Image result for jasmine green tea benefits
  • Oregano oil. Anytime I feel the slightest sniffle, cough, or sorethroat coming on, or even have been around sick people I go straight to my cabinet and pull out my trusty bottle of oregano oil. If you haven’t tried it before, this stuff is potent! I mix it with water, gargle, and voila! I don’t seem to ever get full blown “sick.”
  • Exotic oils. I use these on my face religiously. They melt away wrinkles and leave my skin supple and fresh without causing blemishes. My favorite is Seabuckthorn oil, next to Argan and Rosehip. If I have a wound I use Tamanu. They are all excellent!  Image result for sea buckthorn oil

What are your health and beauty tips? I would love to hear from you!

Edible Argan health and beauty in a nutshell

Argan oil, a rare yet high in demand oil grown exclusively in Morocco is also known as liquid gold for its beauty and healing properties. Argania Spinosa, is the tree that produces the fruit Argan oil is derived from. The trees can live up to 350 years and require no cultivation, therefore making their oil organic. The use of the oil dates back to written history of the Berber tribes who reaped its benefits in the modern day region of Arganeraie.

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Recently it has been used in the cosmetic industry for its beauty and skin healing attributes. Women swear by it as it miraculously makes their stretch marks disappear. Moroccans have implemented it into their diet for centuries, thus inspiring world wide studies, research, and clinical trials into this unique edible oil.

Companies such as Morrocan Oil, New Roots Herbal, Organix, and Josie Maran have imported, manufactured, and marketed cosmetic Argan in North America with much success, but most consumers are unaware there is an edible version of this oil, that goes the distance with health management while promoting beauty from within.

Edible Argan oil is a complex oil, packed with a high concentration of active essential fatty acids at 80%. It is rich in antioxidants, squalene, sterols, polyphenols, prostaglandins, carotenoids, omegas 3 & 6, vitamin e, and ferulic acid which all contribute to a number of health and beauty benefits.

  • Beautiful hair, skin, & nails from within.
  • Reduces high blood pressure.
  • Dissolves bad cholesterol while promoting good cholesterol.
  • Stimulates circulation which assists in a higher sex drive.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Neutralizes free radicals with its antioxidant properties. Assists in digestive functioning.
  • Blood glucose management Relieves rheumatism and joint problems such as arthritis while acting as an anti inflammatory.
  • Prevents cardiovascular disease.
  • Assists in preventing terminal diseases & age degenerated cancers.

The edible version of Argan oil is harvested at co-operatives that extract the sun dried seeds, employing a labor intensive artisanal method. Approximately 100 kg of Argan fruit is required to yield a single liter of edible Argan oil.

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The oil is roasted to give it a delicious warm and nutty flavor, then cold pressed to sustain all nutritive quality. The oil can be used as a cooking component while sataying fresh vegetables, and meats, added as a salad dressing or used as a pure cooking oil.

 

If you are an on the go person, or simply prefer taking natural supplements, Moroccan Life Products, A Canadian company recently launched Edible Argan Softgels in North America.

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http://www.MoroccanLifeProducts.com

The softgels are great because they can be easily implemented into a busy persons routine, and taken on the go.
The perks of edible Argan go beyond health and beauty. While users may reap the benefits of this mysterious oil, they will also have a sense of being, since purchasing Argan supports the hard working women of Morocco who run the co-operatives.

My mom who has a history of high cholesterol stopped taking her pharmaceuticals and replaced it with these softgels for three months. When she had her cholesterol checked it had gone down from 232 to 168, needless to say her doctor was impressed. I have baby fine hair and find that when I use oils such as Moroccan Oil or heavy conditioners my hair feels greasy and falls flat. I now take Argan softgels on a regular basis as a source of omegas and vitamin e. I find that my skin is more supple, and my hair feels stronger and healthier.

Health is beauty, Argan heals from within.

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