WE HAVE ALLOWED OURSELVES TO BE LED ASTRAY BY ADVERTISERS, pretty packages, artificially flavored, enhanced food and even the medical community. It used to be intuitive and passed down from one generation to the next on how to make simple healthy food. Our crazy lifestyle in the land of 10,000 things makes it hard to focus on what really matters today. We walk into a grocery store and see so many choices. It is hard to know where to begin.
SLOWLY WE ARE BEGINNING TO REMEMBER HOW IMPORTANT the food we eat is with regard to our eyes, skin, hair and basic health. Even the medical community is getting on board with the fact that most chronic illness can be prevented by simple healthy food.
I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND IT EASIER TO REMEMBER AN IDEA or concept rather than a list of things. Therefore, I am not going to give you recipes, that is just more stuff to maintain. I would like to help you simplify the process by giving you a few simple guidelines that might make it a little easier.
SIMPLE IS BEST – I know it sounds boring, but no flavorings, no coloring nothing. Pay attention to the source. Municipal water has been treated with chlorine and floride. Install an RO system or use an activated charcoal filter for the cleanest source of water.
DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING – However, you can add a cucumber or lemon slice or even a few berries. Try popping a few berries in the freezer and throwing them into your water like small ice cubes. The point is to keep it simple and to find easy ways to enjoy drinking more water that doesn’t include sugar, caffeine or other additives.
TWO – SHOP AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE GROCERY STORE –
THREE INGREDIENTS OR LESS: This is where all the good stuff lives; healthy fats (omega three oils), fish / lean meats (if you are a meat eater), healthy dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. That is it! There is no secret to health or healthy skin. Only eat the good stuff. Stay away from food out of a box!
LIMIT SUGARS: I promised simple, not easy. For me, my biggest stumbling block is sugar. I can do well for a period of time and then I just need a fix. But what I do different now is that instead of being hard on myself, I get back on the horse and back on track as soon as I can. We do not need to be perfect, just make the good stuff the priority.
FRESH IDEAS: There are many wonderful blogs that show you how to live around the outside of the grocery store; how to season food with fresh herbs, vegetables or fruit. It is amazing how wonderful fresh food can be and how simple it is to make. Find one that speaks to you and enjoy!
SLOW & STEADY: I find it easiest to add one new thing at a time. After that simple addition is part of my day, I add another. Before you know it, you have changed how you prepare food and what you eat.
THREE – DON’T PUT ANYTHING ON YOUR BODY, THAT YOU WOULDN’T EAT –
CHECK INGREDIENTS: This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but the same thing applies with body care products as does the food we consume. The longer and more complicated the ingredient list; the less likely it is good for us inside or out.
AVOID: chemicals whenever possible. They are not our best option for food and they pose the same risk when applied to our skin. I know this is a broad statement, but I do think there is something to it. If I have a choice between using a light organic oil like almond or apricot kernel with a few drops of lavender essential oil added versus an item that has 42 ingredients and most of them I don’t recognize, I will always choose the simple oil.
HEARTSCENT Lavender Body Oil is delightful nourishing oil that can be used over the entire body. Apply a very small amount to clean damp skin. Allow it to soak in and see how wonderful simple can feel.
Moroccan Argan Oil, also known as ‘liquid gold’ has been valued thru the ages as a natural “anti-aging” remedy. This exquisite oil is meticulously pressed by women’s co-operatives from the fruit kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. It is rich in naturally healing ingredients including; vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Pump a few precious drops onto fingertips and apply over freshly cleaned damp face and neck. Allow this truly luxurious oil to soak into your skin.
BEAUTY Skin Care Line – This line contains Helichrysum italicum essential oil, also known as “everlasting oil”. This evergreen aromatic herb has superb regenerating qualities and can assist in the healing of scars, acne, and stretch marks. Folk medicine also indicates its ability to fight the ravages of aging, as the plant has the exceptional ability to never fade or wilt, even when picked. This line is loaded with oils that with regular use help prevent and reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, and discoloration of the skin. It also provides relief for dry, weathered, dehydrated skin.
Or any unrefined organic oil such as: almond, apricot, jojoba or coconut. Try mixing a couple together to enjoy the benefits of each of the oils.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.