Monday, January 27, 2014

My Juicing Life!

Day in and day out; I am on a natural high! I am healthy in love with ME! I mean yes the obvious is because I am alive and well and have been given a second chance at truly living a life of joy and love and of course good health. However, all of the above doesn't come without putting in the work. I wake up everyday thanking God for another day of life and telling Him that I am available as an open vessel to be used. I then begin brainstorming on healthy meals and juicing. I could definitely do better with the meals but one thing I will never slack on is "My Juicing Life"
It has transformed every aspect of my life; my energy, skin, hair, moods, vitality, immune system, self love, sleep patterns and more. But above all- how I see my body, mind and soul. If I happen to get only 5 hours of sleep, I can wake up-juice and bang I feel as if I slept 9 hours. I feel younger today than I did 10 years ago. And that is the truth.
The regular consumption of fresh vegetable juice is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body.
Today I want to share some juicing facts:
Juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, help you remove toxins from your body, aid digestion, and help you lose weight.
There's no scientific evidence that extracted juices are healthier than the juice you get by eating the fruit or vegetable itself. But if you don't enjoy eating fruits and vegetables, juicing is an awesome way to add them to your diet.
When juicing, try to keep some of the pulp. Not only does it have healthy fiber, but it can help fill you up as well.
By consuming vegetable juice you are giving your body an instant boost of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and nutrients in a form that your body can digest easily.
Stick to 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. Otherwise this can add unwanted calories and lead to weight gain.
The nutrients from a vegetable juice will enter your bloodstream within 30 minutes of drinking it.
Juicing is an easy way to get so many more vegetables into our diet, and to increase the amount of raw food we consume which increases our energy levels, boosts the immune system and helps detoxify the body of toxins.
Green juices (especially) contain high amounts of chlorophyll which is effective in helping the body detoxify.
Vegetables juices using raw vegetables are extremely alkaline for our body.
Vegetable juice has high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help to enhance our health.
People who consume vegetable juices daily have noticed an improvement in many skin conditions such as eczema, dryness, oiliness, acne and few allergies.
Drinking a vegetable juice daily can improve the body’s ability to burn fat.  I am a living witness that people who are juicing are likely eating less junk food and feeling better; as a result are more active, which would contribute to losing excess weight.
It is unwise to use juicing as a meal replacement. Unless, of course you are detoxing.
These are just a few facts on Juicing.
My Favorite Juicing Recipe is
"Ms Devalicious Juice"
2 Large Beets
1 cup of spinach or kale
1 lemon or lime
1 apple
1-2 inches of fresh ginger to boost circulation
2 carrots


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Benefits of Celtic Sea Salt

Two years ago I discovered this amazing salt. I couldn't understand why this particular salt was so good for you when many claimed 'salt' wasn't good for you- period. However, there's a huge difference between the two.

Celtic sea salt supplies all 82 trace minerals needed by the human body for optimal health and longevity. Refined salts contain harmful chemicals and other processing additives.

I found a list online of it's top benefits but first I will add a few of my own.

  • If you have an acne issue, simply fill a spray bottle with water and sprinkle some Celtic sea salt into the bottle. Every night before bed, spray the salted water all over your face and wash as you would normally wash. Make sure you rinse off all the salt after a minute or so.
  • Every morning upon waking up, pour a tea spoon of the salt into half a cup of warm water, mix it and then drink it. It is great for flushing you right out.
  • Throughout the day, sprinkle the salt into your bottled water and drink it all day. You don't have to sprinkle much just enough to slightly taste the salt.
Those are my top three suggestions. Keep in mind Celtic Sea Salt does NOT taste as bad as table salt. No comparison.

Now for the article I found online at Water Benefits Health:

10 Key Health Benefits to Celtic Sea Salt!


Natural salt is the element that helps to regulate water content in the body. The balance of water and salt in the body is critical.
Another key reason why natural salt is so important is because our bodies need trace elements for proper function. These elements are usually not found in food or nutritional supplements in a form that the body can utilize.
However, all 82 of the essential trace elements needed by the body are found in natural unrefined sea salt and are in a bio-available form.
In general, natural sea salt helps to balance the entire body. Some of the more pronounced benefits include the following:
  • Regulates heartbeat and blood pressure. Even though refined salt can cause high blood pressure, natural salt with adequate water intake can help to stabilize irregular heartbeats and normalize blood pressure. In other words, if you have low blood pressure, taking Celtic sea salt can help to raise it. If you have high blood pressure, it can help to lower it.

  • Eliminates mucus buildup. Not only does this salt help to eliminate existing mucus buildup, but it will help to prevent it. This benefit makes it very helpful for people with allergies, asthma, sinus issues, or bronchial congestion.

  • Improves brain function. Sea salt is vital to the health of nerve cells and their ability to communicate and process information. This salt also helps to extract excess acidity and toxins from brain cells.

  • Balances blood sugars. Celtic sea salt is especially helpful for diabetics because it helps to balance blood sugars.

  • Alkalizes the body. Excess acidity in the body is an underlying cause of many diseases. Salt is vital to the removal of excess acid wastes from the cells. In addition, mineral rich salt will help to maintain the optimal acid-alkaline balance.

  • Increases energy. Salt and water are the key elements for the generation of hydroelectric energy in the cells. When sodium and trace minerals are deficient in the body, fatigue will set in.

  • Provides electrolyte balance. Natural Celtic salt will help keep the electrolyte minerals in your body balanced, releasing excess sodium and water. For problems with water retention, gradual sea salt intake can help to release excess water stored in body tissue.

  • Builds immunity. Regular intake of natural sea salt and its highly absorptive minerals can give you a higher resistance to illness, infections, and disease. It can also help your body to heal faster after an injury or surgery.

  • Promotes restful sleep. The abundance of trace minerals in natural sea salt will have a calming effect on the entire nervous system. In addition, the proper ratio of water and salt consumption can help to prevent the need to urinate during the night.

  • Prevents muscle cramps. Muscle cramps are often caused by an electrolyte imbalance, especially a lack of sodium. Celtic sea salt provides these minerals in the correct proportion. Your body will take what it needs and get rid of the rest, as long as you are drinking enough water.

Visit any Health Store near you to purchase a bag. A small bag can be purchased for as little as $5 and a large will cost a few dollars more.

In Health, Lizzy