Women get shamed for talking about their period in public, but why? Your menstrual cycle is what gives you your crown to womanhood, so wear that crown proudly! Being on your period can really suck if you suffer from cramps, I have endometriosis so cramps can definitely be something fierce! After trying home remedies I was able to tame my cramps and I would like to share some of those remedies with you! Keep in mind, some things don’t work for everyone.
1. Heat – When I’m on my period my go to is my heating pad, the heat lessens pain by moderating muscles that are contacting. After leaving the heating pad on my lower abdomen for just 10-15 minutes my cramps start to reduce!
2. Pressure & Essential oils – Another thing I like to do to soothe my cramps is to apply pressure and essential oils on my uterus area. Applying pressure and lavender oil helps to calm the pain, being as though lavender is known for it’s calming effect (be sure to use lavender topically).
3. Tea – Drinking peppermint tea can also calm menstrual cramps, like lavender it’s known for it’s calming effect!
4. Organic Pads – One major thing I did that has helped lessen my cramps was switching to organic tampons! Although putting anything up there isn’t advised because of toxic shock syndrome, it’s definitely way healthier than regular advertised tampons. Most tampons on the shelves have chlorine and other toxic chemicals which cause period cramps to worsen! So to be all the way on the safe side, I recommend using organic pads.
5. Healthy Diet – As I’ve said throughout many of my other topics, a healthy diet is key! If you take care of your body, your body will most definitely take care of you. Cutting out fatty foods will cut down inflammation which is the cause of period cramps.
I hope I’ve been helpful, check back later for more health tips!
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Most of us don’t think into the foods we put into our bodies on the regular basis. We wonder why we have simple but yet bothersome problems such as constipation, loss of remembrance or insomnia. On that note, lets go over what GMO stands for. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, which means they are created through technology. It’s not natural at all, so why do we eat it?
GMO’s are unhealthy they can cause long standing health problems. It can even cause harm to your organs and cause you to be over weight. Not to mention GMO’s need a substantial sum of pesticides and herbicides which are poison. Doesn’t sound okay for our health nor the atmosphere! Because GMO’s aren’t natural they don’t really give us the nutrients we need.
With more information getting out there on GMO’s people try to get organic foods, which is hard because GMO seeds travel and cross breed. Cross breeding develops new poison and irritants. Eating foods that could potentially cause autism should not even be on the market. Even though organic foods are harder to find, try to eat as organic as possible (organic meaning natural food found in nature). Natural foods are alkaline which helps the body care for and cure itself.
Eating organic leads you to optimal health preventing many, many diseases, giving you a longer life! You’ll realize that you have more energy and a more steady sleep pattern while eating natural foods. It’ll definitely help you get more in tune with yourself. Eating healthier can help with small but yet bothersome problems like eczema, acne and even weight challenges! So what are you eating tonight? GMO or organic?
Did you know that your body has it’s own clock? A lot of us don’t know this, which takes our whole system off track. When this happens you might experience bloating, constipation and stomach cramps. So today I want to talk about the patterns of eating. I’m going to explain what you should be eating at the proper times of the day.
Like with a car, you can’t put just any kind of gas or oil in it and expect it to function correctly. The same goes for our bodies, we have to watch what we put in it! Any time before noon you’re suppose to eat fruits and drink alkaline water such as shungite water or water with key lime and or tea. Doing this, your body is able to cleanse itself of waste, creating an alkaline environment. Following this diet you should experience a bowel movement every morning.
Starting at noon until around 3 pm you should eat vegetables. The vegetables will refresh your cells so that your body gets the minerals and nutrients it needs. This will help boost your energy for the day, no coffee needed! From around 3 pm to 8 pm you should eat more solid foods such as nuts, grains and seeds as the day dies down. You shouldn’t really eat after 8 pm because melatonin starts to kick in preparing your body for sleep mode.
Being on this diet on this clock will help your body get on its original pattern, leading you to optimal health. Eating in this pattern is known as “The Laws of Eating in Rhythm” or “Eating Clean While in Rhythm”, there is a whole lot of info about it all over the internet. So it’s very important that we start to eat clean while being in rhythm, I hope I’ve been helpful. Please check back later for more health tips!
Are you enjoying this beautiful Summer day?! Speaking of Summer, did you detox? As the seasons/weather changes it’s important that you cleanse yourself. Haven’t you noticed that when the season changes people get sick? Older people might call it “pneumonia weather.”
Lots of people don’t flush out all the toxins in their system which makes them sick. Detoxing when the seasons change develops immunity because you’re getting rid of all the build up. Detoxing your body is crucial for your well-being and curing of any health problems. As the world changes we need to change too being as though we are part of the universe. Doing this will help you get in tune with the seasons (nature).
Cleansing yourself renews the body and consciousness which rises your energy levels. It strengthens your system for brutal weather in the winter and fall, keeping you from catching the common cold or flu. My favorite way to cleanse myself is to go on a liquid fast for at least 7 days, drinking only water and tea. Once your fast is over it’s important to watch what you eat, the healthier your diet the less sicknesses you come across. I Hope I’ve been helpful, check back later for more health tips!
Today I wanna talk about those pearly whites! To be honest with you, my pearly whites haven’t been so bright lately. Seeing all the t.v. advertisements for teeth whitening are tempting but I rather do it the natural, safe way. Teeth whitening can be expensive, cause sensitivity and brittle teeth. I prefer NOT!
To fix my dull smile I started making my own toothpaste, main ingredients are charcoal and coconut oil. Charcoal is very known for whitening teeth, preventing decay and bad breath. Coconut oil is known for fighting bacteria, preventing teeth from rotting and cures cavities! For a refreshing smell I add eucalyptus oil which is known for handling plaque. So whenever your smile seems a little dull I recommend making your own toothpaste.
Oil pulling with coconut oil is very beneficial and can be substituted as a mouth wash. Swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil for 20 mins will help get rid of plaque, fight bacteria, prevent/cure cavities and whiten your teeth! Brushing your teeth with coconut oil and peppermint oil would be just as beneficial if you prefer not to swish for 20 mins. These methods are way safer, a lot of toothpastes and mouth washes on the market have fluoride in them which effects the pineal gland. So lets brighten that smile the healthy way, I hope I’ve been helpful. Check back later for more health tips!
As I’ve explained throughout all my topics, water is very crucial for the health of your body. “8 glasses of water a day!” you hear constantly. But is that really true? Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Well yes, if you’re not drinking the right water. “The right water? What do you mean?” Most water on the market is filled with bacteria, pesticides, chlorine ect.
You can find out what kind of water you’re drinking by getting a water test kit. They come with small strips that will act by changing color from the pollutants in your water. Whether the water you buy says “purified” or “distilled” it’s most likely no better than the tap water! “So if I can’t get away from polluted water, what can I do?” you may wonder. Well for this situation, shungite stones was the answer for me.
Shungite stones purify and detoxify water in as little as 10-15 mins. Shungite purifies the water so that you only need to drink about 3 cups of water a day. With bottled water they tell you to drink 8 glasses worth because the water is so contaminated that your body wouldn’t get the nutritional value it needs with just three cups. Not only are shungite stones good for purifying water, it’s also good for healing! It detoxifies the body and can relieve stress.
Drinking shungite water boosts and protects my energy, it can definitely help you out on a spiritual path. If you wanna try something other than shungite stones, I recommend using a copper cup. Copper is very much known for killing bacteria. So whether you use shungite stones or a copper cup, the kind of water you use will not matter. I use bottled water and or tap water, rinse off a shungite stone and let it sit in my water bottle or cup for 10 mins before drinking. I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back later for more health tips.
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You’re probably due to get your nails filled and like every girl, you already know what color you want! Never mind the color right now, let’s talk more about that acrylic … “Acrylics protect my nails and keeps them strong” you may think! WRONG! Getting acrylics does the complete opposite. From them constantly shaving your nail away just to lay acrylic on top your nail is as thin as a pencil shaving. Your nails are now depending on the acrylic to grow. Not to mention that with acrylics your nails are inflexible so if you’re not careful you’re more prone to a painful, bloody crack or break in the nail.
While sitting down in the nail salon just imagine you breathing in all the harmful toxins coming from the chemicals they use in their acrylic, gels and polish. Seems like a death trap to me. Not only do acrylics place limitation on you and thin out your nails, they also make you more prone to getting fungus under the acrylic. DISGUSTING RIGHT!? Now onto gel, is gel bad for your nails too? YES, gel is bad for your nails because they cause just as much damage as acrylic.
Gel polish involves UV lighting which can cause cancer (like everything else in America) … not only is cancer the worry but they can cause your nails to thin out as well. This can happen while you’re getting the gel filed or shaved off or soaked off with acetone (which dries out your nails). “So if acrylics and gels are bad what about regular nail polish?” Regular nail polishes are filled with toxins that shouldn’t be inhaled, let alone be painted on our nails!
The same goes for nail polish remover, it’s very toxic and can cause harm to the eyes and lungs due to acetone. So it’s best to stay away from it. So what do you do now? You can’t live without your nails painted? Don’t fret, I have a solution!
You can always get non-toxic nail polish online, they are free from all toxic chemicals that could hurt your health. Or you could be more authentic and make your very own nail polish! You can do this by buying clear non-toxic nail polish and adding mica powder. Another way to make nail polish is to mix olive oil and henna powder until it gets pasty. Be very careful with henna because it will stain, use a small brush to paint your nails.
If you want the color to be bold, let it sit for at least 60 mins. Then remove the surplus and you’re done! A good replacement for nail polish remover is vinegar and lime. All you have to do is pour some warm water in a small bowl and soak your nails in it for 15 mins. Then rub vinegar and lime on your nails with a cotton ball until the polish comes off. So Beauty, are you still going to get your nails filled?
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It’s getting warm outside which means, flip flop season! It’s time to get those toes done after hiding them all winter long and like every girl, if you get your feet done you gotta get your hands done too! But before you head over to the salon, lets talk about how many people go in and out of those salons … do they clean their tools before you sit in the chair? From my experiences, no. They sit you in the chair, give you minor cuts on your cuticles, wipe it off and move on to the next.
Gross, right? Well I have a solution for you! Why not just do your manicures/pedicures at home for free without the worry of someone cutting you or someone else’s body fluids?! Some salons are so bad that someone got chlamydia on their brows from double dipping in the wax! I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t sit well with me. I refuse to get my nails done at a salon. If I do, I end up spending well over $100 just to get my nails done at a upscale salon because I know they clean all of their tools.
But who has that kind of money to spend twice month? Rich people of course and I’m not one of them, so I started doing my manicures and pedicures at home. My favorite part about doing my own pedicures/manicures is my homemade nail scrub! Made with just two simple, all natural ingredients such as sugar and olive oil. I use two tablespoons of sugar and one table spoon of olive oil, mix them together to get the consistency you see below.
It’s just amazing how something so simple can do so much. After rubbing my scrub on my nails, cuticles, hands and feet they feel amazingly soft! Not only does it make you feel incredibly soft it stops your nails from peeling and breaking. So lets go about our nail growth the right way, I hope I’ve been helpful. If you have any questions feel free to contact me, please check back later for more tips!
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Let’s just say you got asked out on a date. Your hair is popping, skin glowing and that outfit you have on is gorg! While you’re at the dinner table you go to reach for the salt and BOOM! You realize your nails are something treacherous! Just makes you cringe doesn’t it? Well I’m here to help prevent that from happening.
We often over look our nails because we’re so focused on slaying our hair and having skin as soft as a baby’s bottom. Our nails need some loving too! “But what can I do besides get my nails done?” you may wonder. The same way we treat our hair with hair masks and our face with a face masks, why can’t we treat our nails with a nail mask? Nail masks are incredibly amazing, it brings my nails to life!
I love to make my personal nail mask with honey, coconut oil, tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar. The honey softens and hydrates the cuticles which is important because as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, the cuticles are what gives your nails the nutrients and protection it needs to grow. Coconut oil is what keeps your nails strong, stopping them from peeling and snagging. The tea tree oil can help you if you have discoloration and like coconut oil, it strengthens the nails. Apple cider vinegar will aid you in nail growth if you have brittle nails, helping them grow at a faster rate!
I typically mix all my ingredients together in a bowl and sit my fingers in the mixture for 10-15 mins before washing it off. Doing this consistently my nails have gotten a lot stronger and my cuticles have gotten so smooth. So the next time you’re treating your hair and or skin, don’t forget to treat your nails! I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back later for more tips.
First things first, If you wanna grow long, strong nails you must take care of them! In other words, groom them if you want them to bloom. It’s important to keep your nails/cuticles moisturized to keep them strong which stops breakage from happening, as well as keeping the cuticles from peeling. I do this by applying coconut oil on my cuticles/nails. It’s important that your cuticles are hydrated because the cuticles are what gives your nails the nutrients/protection it needs to grow, so avoid cutting away your cuticles. They play a major role in healthy nail growth!
Another thing is soap, try to stay away from toxic soaps for hand washing/washing dishes. Most soaps dry out your nails and weakens them, which of course means breakage! Filing is also a main key for nail growth. “But how?” you may ask (like with hair growth, trimming stops split ends from splitting all the way up the hair shaft). Nail filing fixes the problem of snagging nails and stops the whole nail from tearing.
By doing all of this, I’ve noticed that my nails definitely grow at a faster rate and I’m loving it because every girl loves long nails of course! While keeping my nails/cuticles moisturized with coconut oil, I’ve also noticed that my nails don’t peel as much. That’s something that I really like to acknowledge because I hate when my hair gets caught in a peeling/snagging nail (which is something I mentioned in a previous post)! So lets go groom those claws, Beauties! I hope I’ve been helpful, please check back later for more nail tips.