Friday, 28 August 2015


Sometimes people tend to think detoxing means having to go without. Focusing on what we can’t have rather than what we can introduce and gain from the experience. 

Not all detoxification methods are intense, leave you starving or result in bingeing on the ‘forbidden’ foods and drinks afterwards. Our 3 Day Guided Detox is a gentle, nourishing way to introduce more wholesome foods and cleanse your body naturally. 

But there are also things you can do each day to help your body improve its natural detoxification systems. We’ve covered 10 of our favorites below:

  1. Boost your glutathione production by including vitamin C rich foods in your diet every day! Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant in the body that helps drive toxins out of the body.
  2. Practice breathing deeply for at least 5 minutes a day. It helps you relax but also allows oxygen to circulate throughout your whole system helping to detox your cells. 
  3. Reduce or eliminate foods and drinks that tend to cause sluggishness, poor digestion and contribute little to no nutrition e.g. alcohol, caffeinated drinks, cigarettes, refined sugars and processed foods. 
  4. Switch to eco-friendly, natural household cleaners and personal health care products e.g. toothpaste, cleansers, deodorants. Better yet you can make your ownfor half the price of store-bought products!  
  5. Eat foods rich in fiber to help support your body’s natural digestive detoxification pathway. Fresh fruits, vegetables including lots of leafy greens, avocado, and small amounts of high fiber whole grains or seeds such as quinoa, buckwheat, teff, and oats. 
  6. Sweat it out! Exercise promotes detoxification via our perspiration. Work up a sweat in your favorite gym class or try a sauna session. As you exercise, blood circulates throughout the body bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to your organs and muscles, whilst toxins are released through the pores of your skin. 
  7. Drink up! Drinking plenty of water each day helps to flush out toxins and waste from the body. Aim for 2 liters a day, which includes fruit and vegetables with a high water content, and herbal teas. Discover the amazing benefits of drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning.
  8. Cruciferous vegetables are amazing detoxifiers! Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and other vegetables from the same family provide a compound called sulforaphane, offering potent antioxidant activity that is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer, helping to rid the body of harmful toxins and combat their negative effects. You can even make a super simple sauerkraut recipe with just 3 ingredients!
  9. Brush your body! Dry skin brushing is an easy and effective way to help improve the appearance of your skin by regenerating skin cells but also helps to stimulate blood circulation and the lymphatic system, improving toxin elimination! 
  10. Massage it out! A great, firm massage focusing on pressure points within the body helps to release the toxins trapped in your tissues. When pressure is placed on these pressure points, the toxin buildup is broken down and released from it’s ‘sticking point’. Once they’ve been released, flushing the body out by drinking lots of water helps to expel these toxins from your body.

See, detoxing is not as daunting or restrictive as you may have thought! In fact, think of it as a little self-pampering! 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Survey: 54% of Women Want Skin Care to Be 'All Natural'

"Green Beauty Barometer" survey found U.S. women want more natural ingredients and are checking labels to avoid sulfates, parabens and more.
As the natural trend in skin care continues to rise, a recent survey has found more U.S. women consumers are checking labels to avoid certain ingredients.
A "Green Beauty Barometer" survey, which was conducted online in June among over 1,000 U.S. women aged 18 years old and older, revealed nearly six in ten U.S. adult women (59%) read beauty product ingredient labels prior to purchase, while nearly 40% intend to increase their spend for all-natural beauty products. 
Survey highlights included:
• When asked to identify which ingredients consumers look for on beauty labels that would deter purchase, the most watched for ingredient was sulfates. Nearly three in ten women (29%) seek to avoid sulfates, followed by parabens(22%), synthetic fragrances (18%), PEG compounds (15%) and mineral oil (11%).
• When it came to age, 65% of women ages 35-54 claim they read beauty product labels, followed by 63% of women 18-34, 59% of women aged 45-54, 55% of women aged 65-plus, and 52% of women aged 55-64.
• Regarding future habits, 39% of women claim they will buy more all-natural beauty products in the next two years than they currently do. The intent to "only purchase" or "purchase more" all-natural products ranked highest for the skin care beauty category (39%), followed by nail care products (33%), fragrance (31%), makeup (20%) and hair care products (18%).
Millennials (women aged 18-34) are the most likely to spend more on all-natural beauty products in the next two years, with half of them claiming they will. This is compared to 44% of women aged 35-44, 34% of women aged 55-64, 31% of women aged 45-54 and 30% of women aged 65-plus.
When asked how important it was to purchase all-natural products among particular beauty categories, skin care came out on top, with 54% of women claiming it is important their skin care product purchases are all natural. This was followed by all-natural hair care at 49%, makeup at 40%, fragrance at 31% and nail care products at 26%.
• Nearly one in four women (24%) noted it was "very important" their skin care product purchases are all natural, while some one in three (30%) ranked it "somewhat important." Among those who deemed it important, Millennials led the charge at 63%, followed by women aged 35-44 at 58%. Geograph­ically, 62% of women in the Western U.​S. claimed it was important, followed by 54% of those in the South, 51% of those in the Northeast and 48% in the Midwest.
• When it comes to beauty product retailers, women are most disappointed in the volume of natural beauty products found in department stores. Of those who purchase beauty products in department stores, 17% say they are "not very" or "not at all" satisfied by the volume of natural beauty products found there. This is compared to 14% of beauty product shoppers in specialty drug and grocery stores, 13% in mass market drugstores and 8% of shoppers in specialty cosmetic retailers.
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Why Mustard is a Must-Have If You Want to Look Beautiful
No one can deny that hotdogs and hamburgers look (and taste) better when they're smeared with mustard. But did you know that you may also use this highly

Monday, 3 August 2015