Friday, November 04, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Everyone knows ORANGE is my favorite color and the bright orange color of the pumpkin is PROOF that it's full of beta-carotene and we need beta-carotene in our lives. Research shows that people who eat a diet rich in beta-carotene are less likely to develop certain cancers... like lung cancer, breast cancer and even skin cancer. Gotta love that also!! I realize pumpkins really do deserve more credit than what I gave them.
Now that we've gone over the HEALTH part TIS TIME FOR BEAUTY! Check out these natural beauty recipes involving a fruit called the PUMPKIN.
- 2 tsp canned pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream
- Mix all ingredients and apply to face.
- Leave on for 10 min and rinse!
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin – you can either use puree from the innards of your soon-to-be tossed Jack-o-Lantern, a can of pumpkin puree, or baby food.
- 1/4 cup of yogurt
- 2 tbsp of honey
- Put all ingredients in to bowl and mix well
- Separate hair in sections and smooth from root to tip throughout entire head
- Once entire head has been pumpkin-ified, put on a showercap and leave on hair for about 20-30 minutes
- Continue with your normal hair regimen
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Janet Jackson... I get so lonely on the BET AWARD SHOW! Kelly!
Kelly Rowland - Motivation - Bet Awards - 2011 found on Rap
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
You are still an inspiration
Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate.
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Today is built on tragedies which no one wants to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced.
Tonight is filled with rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knawing at my sanity, content when I'm dropped.
But tomorrow I see a change, a chance to build anew,
built on Spirit, intent of heart, and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong ideas of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.
I found this poem on http://www.seadeeper.com/poems/tupac.html
Monday, June 13, 2011
Everyone needs proper rest in order to function properly. Unfortunately everyone is not able to rest... WELL would you believe the tiny but mighty cherry is actually one of the only fruits that have natural sources of a substance named melatonin.
What is melatonin? (Per WebMD) Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland , a small gland in the brain. Melatonin helps control your sleep and wake cycles
And we all know how important proper rest.
Cherries are also well known for specific anti-oxidants! What are anti-oxidants? Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts.
I think everyone can agree WE ALL LOVE ANTIOXIDANT filled foods and according to livestrong.com, cherries are loaded with a specific antioxidant, called anthocyanins, which gives cherries their bright red color. Cherries have the highest levels of the antioxidants anthocyanins 1 and 2 (compared to any other fruit) which have been shown to relieve the pain associated with inflammation.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/71065-choose-cherries-health/#ixzz1PDms0vgx
Many of us prefer the sweet taste of cherries BUT the tart cherries are actually the cherries with the highest levels of antioxidants so don't pass up the dried tart cherries for the sweet ones. The tart cherries are very good especially if you're suffering from Gout. If you don't like to eat dried tart cherries try drinking tart cherry juice. Your body will thank you.
As I said the tiny but mighty cherry is more than a pretty red fruit but it actually has health benefits that everyone can use. The next time you're in the store or the farmers market pickup some cherries. They're a nice snack, easy to put in a bag and head out the door. YES that's right grab some cherries world! Don't mind the seeds... get your antioxidants and melatonin via a sweet/tart tiny but mighty lil cherry.
Here are some other links you may enjoy reading
(Thank you to the sources http://health.howstuffworks.com; http://www.livestrong.com; www.webmd.com; http://www.choosecherries.com/health/main.aspx)
Monday, June 06, 2011
I am very excited to share with everyone my prize! Here are the items!! WOOHOO!!
Items in the picture above: Reshma Henna, 4oz DailyCurlz 100 % natural hair oil, one satin scarf 36 x 36, pair of feather hair pins, & cloth broach
YOU MUST FOLLOW DAILY CURLZ!
In particular today I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings about one particular item and that is the DailyCurlz 100 % natural hair oil.
Recently Daily Curlz wrote an article titled How the oil work in the moisture process/ como trabajan los aceites en el proceso de humectacion.
Talk about perfect timing! The articles speaks on how oil alone is not moisturizer BUT its important to add water to your hair.
And that's exactly what I do. I am a huge fan of the WASH-N-GO look for myself so this works out perfectly for me.
Normally I wet my hair in the shower and then I add oil to my hair. BUT according to Daily Curlz what I'm actually doing is sealing the moisture in my hair. (Daily Curlz explains this in her blog.) Her entry was perfect for me.
DailyCurlz Oil mix is a great natural oil. Please click the link below & read more about it.
Here is what's in the Daily Curlz Oil
LINSEED OR FLAXSEED OIL
You can purchase your oil from Daily Curlz on her page. Please click the link below to purchase your 4oz oil mix for $12 + shipping.
I have to end this blog entry because I have a date with my 100% Natural Oil from Daily Curlz
Until next time... Everyone stay moisturized
Source - http://www.dailycurlz.com/
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Carrots are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and carotenes
Carrots have a lot of beta carotene, which may help reduce cancer
What is beta carotene you maybe wondering? (I wondered-so I had to look it up)
(be sure to check out the entire page - Thank you to the source http://www.whfood.com/)
Beta-carotene is probably the most well known of the carotenoids, a phytonutrients family that represents of the one most widespread groups of naturally occurring pigments. It is one of the most abundant carotenoids in the North American diet as well as one of approximately 50 carotenoids known as "provitamin A"compounds, able to be converted in the body into retinol, an active form of vitamin A.
While beta-carotene produces colors in the orange and yellow range, beta-carotene rich foods may be other colors besides from these two. That is because other phytonutrients pigments blend together with the beta-carotene to give the plant food its unique hue that, in addition to orange or yellow, could be other colors including pink, red or white.
How beta-carotene functions - What are the functions of beta-carotene?
Preventing Vitamin A Deficiency - Until late in the 20th Century, the functions of carotenoids, including beta-carotene, were discussed only in terms of their potential vitamin A activity. Beta-carotene is one of approximately 50 carotenoids of the known 600, that are called "provitamin A" compounds because the body can convert them into retinol, an active form of vitamin A.
As a result, foods that contain beta-carotene can help prevent vitamin A deficiency. In addition to alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin, beta-carotene is among the most commonly consumed provitamin A carotenoids in the North American diet.
If youre anything like me you NOW want to learn about vitamin AAccording to this site http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=106
vitamin A does a lot of things like...Preserve and improve your eyesight
Help you fight off viral infections
Then I read, What events can indicate a need for more high-vitamin A foods?Frequent viral infections
Goose bump-like appearance of the skin
As I read the entire article provided by http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=106 This part really caught my attention
What health conditions require special emphasis on vitamin A?
Vitamin A may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:Acne
Fibrocycstic breast disease
Inflammaotory bowel disease
Otitis media (ear infection)
Another great link to read regarding carrots is http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition.html
(Source - Thank you www.whfood.com)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Apart from vitamin E it also contains vitamin A
It soothes and softens the skin
Helps to relieve skin irritation
It's a great moisturizer YES it can treat dry skin by balancing the skin's moisture level
Almond oil does not leave you with a oily skin (which I love) - It's a lightweight oil
It's great for aromatherapy and for massages
Speaking of massages... I also massage my scalp with the Sweet Almond Oil
Yes it can be used for your hair also
Almond oil is rich in protein, which can strengthen your hair
To start things off... here is one of my hair envys... Esperanza Spaulding
If you don't know who she is... (yes she's the one who beat Justin B! She deserved to win in my eyes) Please check out the video below and an article by Curly Nikki titled - Natural Hair Celebrity - Esperanza Spaulding AND if you're not following Curly Nikki... you should follow her! She's awesome!
Cassandra Wilson... Naturally Jazzy
I love everything about her and who could forget that song on the Love Jones Soundtrack! Cassandra Wilson one of my favs!
Chrisette Michele... Naturally Jazzy! Her voice is one that I just fell in love with. I love everything about her! and this is one my favorite songs by her!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Daily Curlz is one of many blogs I read and I absolutely love this blog!!
DailyCurlz had an Opening Giveaway and would you believe!? I won!! WOOHOO!
I want to take this time out to say Thank you!
This is what the WINNER will receive:
1. Reshema Henna
2. One bottle of DailyCurlz 100% natural hair oil
3. One Satin Scarf
4. Pne pair feather hair pins
5. One cloth brooch
DailyCurlz can be found on Facebook, Twitter and at dailycurlz.com
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