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Dandelion – More than just a Weed?

No creature is fully
itself till it is, like a dandelion,
opened in the bloom of pure
relationship to the sun, the
entire living cosmos.
D.H. Lawrence

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So, you’re walking round your yard and spot a dandelion. Most likely the first thought is go and get some Weed B Gon and spray the life out of that little creeper. Before you take off running for the sprayer……STOP!!! And let me tell you about the numerous benefits of this overlooked flower.

Did you know that dandelions are herbs that are used for medicinal purposes? They contain Vitamins A, C and D. They also contain a sufficient amount of zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. Continue reading

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The Wonders of Cinnamon

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Oh the things you can do with cinnamon. Sprinkle it on apples, add it to oatmeal, add a dash to coffee, cocoa, or tea. Use it in a pie recipe, on toast, or pancakes. Use it as a potpourri or almost anything else you can think of! The list goes on and on.

Actually cinnamon goes far beyond foods, beverages and household aromatherapy. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices, and has been used in conventional Chinese and Ayruvedic medicines for healing illnesses. Not only is it used to remedy sicknesses, but it can also be used as a DIY to create a natural beauty product.

Lets begin…..

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Ch-Ch-Ch Chia – The Miracle Seed

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Remember Chia Pets and that famous little opening Ch-Ch-Ch Chia?

Well the Chia Pet was created from the amazing chia seed. At first glance these little seeds may not look like much, but take a closer look and you’ll see that there’s more to them then meets the eye.

Chia Seeds originated from the Aztec and Mayan Civilization, and means Strength. And boy are they powerful!

In an article written on We Women Health and Fitness the author listed several facts about this seed.

As it relates to our FOOD. They contain…
  • 5 times the amount of calcium that milk has.
  • 3 times the amount of antioxidants that blueberries have.
  • 3 times the amount of iron in spinach.
  • 2 times the amount of fiber in oatmeal.
  • 2 times the amount of protein of any other bean, seed or grain.
  • 2 times the amount of potassium in a banana.

They also contain more Omega3 then salmon gram for gram.

As it relates to our BODIES. The Chia Seed:

  • Support hydration
  • Protect us from the damaging effects of the environment
  • Is a natural energy booster
  • Helps build muscle
  • Helps with joint pain relief
  • Is cleansing

As it relates to our SKIN and HAIR:

The gel from the chia seed can be used to hydrate our strands as well as aid in giving our hair a healthy glow. Chia gel plus lemon juice can infuse your hair with moisture and protect your locks from dry air.
 
DIY from WikiHow:
  • Add 1/3 cup chia seeds to a resealable container and pour in 2 cups of water. Whisk well and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Whisk the mixture again and let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until it turns into a gel.
  • Mix 3 Tbsp of lemon juice into the gel.
  • Apply the concoction to your hair and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
Chia seed can also be used to exfoliate the skin when combined with coconut oil and lemon juice.
  • Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1 Tbsp lemon juice with 2 Tbsp chia seeds.
  • Gently wet your face with warm water and apply the chia exfoliating scrub to your skin. Let it set for 2 minutes, during which it should begin to form a gel.
  • Remove the chia scrub with a wet washcloth and rinse your face with cool water when finished.
You can also:
  • Prepare a hydrating mask for your skin
  • Use chia oil in an eye cream
  • Treat facial redness and scars
Get these and more DIY’s on Wikihow.
Tip: I like to add chia seeds to my water. I combine 2Tbsp of seeds to 1 Cup of water and let it steep for 20 minutes. It’s good for extra energy especially before starting any exercise routine. That’s why Chia Seed is known as a super-food for athletes.
After looking at all the benefits of this marvelous seed, is there any doubt that this little seed would be a great addition to your daily routine? It literally works from the inside out and can be a natural and healthy substitute for products that may have unhealthy additives in them.

Here’s to your health!

Stephanie

Certified Natural Health Professional

**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen. **

 

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New Blog Feature: Surrender Your Diet Health and Beauty Edition!

Hi I’m Stephanie Davis, Executive Administrative Assistant for Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries and Certified Natural Health Professional.

Starting tomorrow, July 9,  I’ll be writing a blog entitled Surrender Your Diet: Health and Beauty Edition

Each week I will highlight a new product. I’ll let you know if you should surrender it or not and why. Then, when necessary, offer a healthy alternative so you can get the same effect without all the harmful chemicals and additives.

It’s not only imperative that we be mindful of what we put IN the body, but also what we put ON the body.

Agreed?

Well let’s get healthy together.

Here’s to your health!
Stephanie

CLICK HERE to join the Surrender Your Diet Community on Facebook.

 

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