Saturday, July 12, 2014

The only SAFE sunscreen I've ever found--Dr. Mercola's Sunscreen

It's that time of year again and most everyone will be out and about in the sun! Contrary to popular belief, the sun is not as dangerous as everyone makes it out to be. The sun is extremely  good for you and can even help fight symptoms of depression; however, you have to be cautious and know how much sun exposure you can handle before you burn. Burning and the chemicals in your sunscreen is what is dangerous!

A majority of Americans have extremely low levels of vitamin D, which is why we need to get out from behind the desk and get about 15-20 mins of sun (WITHOUT sunscreen) to help increase our levels naturally. I would also suggest taking vitamin D3 supplements all year long (50,000 IU a week in the winter time and 10,000-20,000 IU a week in the summer).

DR.MERCOLA'S sunscreen is the only sunscreen I have ever found that literally has no preservatives or harmful chemicals in it. It is around $18 and lasts forever. Dr. Mercola's sunscreen is the only sunscreen I would recommend to people ESPECIALLY for children!!! Remember, when you are out in the sun you are sweating, which opens your pores and all of the harmful chemicals are absorbed quickly into you and your children's skin!

Ingredients: Dr. Mercola Sunscreen Ingredients (SPF 15)

Toss your sunscreen in the trash if it has any of these harmful chemicals listed on Dr. Mercola's website: 
  • Para amino benzoic acid…
  • Octyl salicyclate…
  • Avobenzone…
  • Oxybenzone…
  • Cinoxate…
  • Padimate O…
  • Dioxybenzone…
  • Phenylbenzimidazole…
  • Homosalate…
  • Sulisobenzone…
  • Menthyl anthranilate…
  • Trolamine salicyclate…
  • Octocrylene…
Potentially harmful chemicals such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone (two chemicals I just mentioned) are some of the most powerful free radical generators known to man! 

MY PERSONAL REVIEW:

I've used Dr. Mercola's sunscreen for years and it is by far the best sunscreen I have every used. It really blocks the sun, so if you want to get sun I would recommend laying out without sunscreen for at least 30 minutes and then apply it. This will allow you to get a base tan because this sunscreen works REALLY WELL!

The only thing people don't like about the sunscreen is that it leaves a white film on your skin when it is applied. This is good because you can tell where you applied the sunscreen and when it has come off; however, some people just don't want a white film left behind on their skin. My opinion, it's worth it if you are protecting yourself from sunburn, toxins, and chemicals!!!!

Go get some today!!!!! :)


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Andrographis--Immune Boosting Supplement

Andrographis ("Indian Echinacea") is problably something that none of you have ever heard of before; however, it has some amazing health benefits. After reading up on the health benefits, you will want to keep some on hand at all times!

Andrographis is mainly used for colds and/or the flu because it is an immune booster. Although these are the most common reasons to use andrographis there are a few others to consider: 1) treat HIV/AIDS and cancer, 2) cardiovascular disease, 3) diabetes, 4) upper respiratory infections, and 5) inflammation.

[Wikipedia] According to the Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine, "A specific product (andrographis combined withEleutherococcus senticosus) may shorten the duration and lessen the symptoms of common cold."[5] It also says, "Pregnant women shouldn't use andrographis because it could terminate pregnancy."[5]
In one Chilean study from 1999, the herb had a significant drying effect on the nasal secretions of cold sufferers who took 1,200 milligrams of andrographis extract daily for five days.[6] A 2012 study suggested that Andrographis paniculata extracts may have the potential to be used as a mosquito repellant.[7] A 2006 study reported that extracts of Andrographis exhibited potent anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant actions in mice.[8]
[XtendLife]  Andrographis has been used for the common cold because it may have immunostimulant properties. There is preliminary evidence that it might increase antibody activity and phagocytosis by macrophages. (Clinical Study links at bottom of Xtendlife website)

HOW MUCH TO TAKE:
(*consult your doctor beforehand) The minute you feel a cold coming on, take two capsules (1200 mg) to help get rid of it, or at best, reduce your cold and flu symptoms.

To BOOST your IMMUNE SYSYEM take a week or so before heading out of town or getting on an airplane!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cheapest and Best Toothpaste!

Want fresher breath? Cleaner Teeth? Whiter teeth? Well, forget all of the store bought, expensive products because your solution is probably sitting in your kitchen cabinets right now.

Coconut oil and Baking Soda!!! 

I place two small dishes of coconut oil and baking soda by my sink. I dip my toothbrush in the coconut oil and then scoop up the baking soda on my tooth brush. Add water to the brush after you place the coconut oil and baking soda in your mouth. 

You can also MIX the two together and create a paste that you just dip your brush into. If you can't stand the taste you can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to the paste and WALLAH--you have the cheapest, healthiest, and best toothpaste EVER! 

Give it a try and let me know what you think!! 

Why waste the time making your own toothpaste?

Because all of the conventional ones have added dyes, colorings, sugar, fluoride, carrageenan, and so many more ingredients you need to stay away from. See toxic ingredients in common toothpaste

Want whiter teeth???? Swish with hydrogen peroxide for 30 secs- 1 min, once to twice a week and brush afterwards! You will see NATURALLY WHITER teeth in no time :)