Feb 082017
 

Protect Your Skin….with Chocolateliving libation skin

Chocolate isn’t just for eating, you can also put it on your skin.

Ever heard of chocolate skin care.

Sounds off beat doesn’t it? It is now a craze in skin beauty care industry. No doubt, the word chocolate means, in general parlance, bad skin- a cause for acne.

Chocolate became synonymous for bad skin. Now it happens to be the solution to perfect skin care.

How? Let us have a look. Continue reading »

Jan 212017
 

living libations shampooOk, here’s the “cool healthy chick” talking about hair today!

Years ago, I put whatever on my body, never giving it a second thought, EVER.

But then, one day, things changed.

I started to read labels.

I started to learn that what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream.

I learned that toxins get encapsulated by fat cells to protect our organs.

Could my skin and hair care products be making me fat?  Continue reading »

Nov 152016
 

green-vanilla-maca-madnessLOVE smoothies because they are quick to prepare, easy to make and loaded with whole food nutrition.

This GVMM Smoothie will give you an ENERGY BOOST, Calm you down and reduce breakouts.

This Green Vanilla Maca Madness is FABULOUS for your skin because it’s loaded with vitamin C, E and essential fatty acids from whole foods which your body loves.

Want to feel cool, calm and collected during stressful situations?

Maca root is an “adaptogen,” which means that it works with our bodies to help us feel just that…cool, calm and collected. Great for this time of year!

Want blemish free skin?

Cinnamon is a great anti-inflammatory, and since inflammation in the body is one of the biggest reasons for breakouts and blemishes, getting a daily dose of anti-inflammatory foods is the perfect natural way to create a clear complexion.

You can also enjoy this Raw Carrot Cake that has cinnamon in it.

You will get your daily dose of healthy fat from the avocado, magnesium from a banana, and kale is loaded with powerful antioxidant that will reduce cancer, slow down aging and lower your risk of heart disease.

Juice Plus+ Whole Complete is a natural whole food source that will keep you going all day long with sustained energy, a great source of non-gmo protein and gluten free to boot. Order yours today 

 

What’s in this amazing energy boosting, calming & radiating skin smoothie……

Put everything in your blender and blend until smooth

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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades and has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 28 day program, 10 Day Body Reset Detox, 30 Days to a New You, Holistic Weight Management System and many more on-line programs. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.moveyourbody.ca

Tanya has created FREE Healthy Living Challenges that you can sign up for because even though we know all this “healthy stuff” it’s good to be reminded to keep it in our awareness. Tanya created the Busy Mama Healthy Mama Facebook page so that like-minded mama’s could get great healthy information and recipes in a fun and light-hearted way.

Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending, the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Fat Loss, How to Get Rid of Cellulite and more. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca  has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!

Tanya presents High Performance Nutrition for Kids and Teens, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, hosts Raw Smoothie Parties and many more presentations. Please contact her to set up your presentation.

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Apr 232015
 

I love this drink when I want to feel refreshed and nourished. Cucumbers contain silica which is known as the “beauty mineral”. So if you’d like to strengthen your connective tissues (tighter younger looking skin, stronger nails) of the skin, hair and nails, then this is your drink!!!

Cool as a Cucumber Juice

Continue reading »

Dec 252014
 

Chocolate Decadence Shake with a hidden bonus for fat loss

image001Did you know that you can freeze avocados???  Yup, scoop out the halves ( no pit, no skin) and place on a cookie sheet and then when frozen put them in a baggie…super simple and can be added to smoothies to make them creamy and delicious.

Scroll down for the most decadent Chocolate Shake EVER…

Continue reading »

Apr 282014
 

The skin is responsible for eliminating 1/3 of the body’s waste everyday – that can equal up to one pound!!! A super fast and effective way is to add dry brushing to your shower/bath routine.

Whether you use a natural bristle brush, a dry brushing mitt, a cheap loofah glove (I’ve tried them all and have finally found the VERY BEST from Living Libations which all my clients love as well), give your body a scrub and:

  • Loosen the dead cells to allow the toxins a quick and clear exit out of your skin!
  • Leave your skin SOFT and GLOWING
  • Reduce CELLULITE
  • Stimulate your immune system
  • Wake up your circulation
  • Move your lymph
  • And so much more!

Start at your feet and work up to your chest, then work down from your head and neck to your chest. The key is to make it FUN and a part of your day! Then jump in the shower or bath!

When it comes to Dry Brushing, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Living Libations. I use their dry brushes and lymph+ tonic as part of my routine before jumping in the shower or bath. Nadine, from Living Libations describes her brushes below and the Lymph Tonic to stimulate your lymphatic system.

 

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Facial Brush

This facial brush has soft bristles suitable for gentle brushing the face, neck and décolleté. Dry brush before cleansing and moisturizing with Seabuckthorn or Rose Best Skin Ever afterwards. Or coconut oil is another of my favorites!

Body and Breast Brush

This brush is the perfect size and texture to dry-brush the body and more delicate breasts. Dry Brush with one drop of our Lymph Tonic on the bristles. Follow with a bath, sauna or shower and then glide the Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever and/or Breast Massage Oil for radiant, healthy skin. Check out a great way to care for your breasts

Energy Brush

This energy brush uses fine bronze bristles made of a sensible alloy of copper and zinc. Due to the molecular structure of these fine bronze bristles, the ions which are important for our material and energetic well-being are generated directly on the skin, which makes them immediately available to the organism and the metabolism.

The central atom of the human body is oxygen, which makes up more than 80 percent of our organism. Our true elixir of life consists of the energetically charged oxygen ions which we take in from the air we breathe, the water we drink or in an especially concentrated form from hydrogen peroxide. This substance is also contained in the sea coast, waterfalls, rain and snow. These important negatively charged oxygen ions are created by air friction whilst using this Energy Brush for dry- brushing our skin.

Our Lymph system responds favorably to the gentle, circulation generating effects of essential oils. One of the best things for the Lymph system is dry-brushing (especially in the colder seasons). To activate dry brushing to its fullest potential, add one drop of Lymph+Tonic to the palm of your hand and glide the brush across your palm to apply the essence to each bristle, then begin dry brushing your entire body. Always brush in the direction toward the heart. Dry Brushing this way stimulates the endocrine, circulation, immune, and detoxifying systems.

Lymphatic fluid exists close to the surface of the skin and bathes all of the cells of the body with oxygen and nutrients. A happy lymphatic system helps support healthy overall immune response and circulation. Lymph does not have a pump like blood does with the heart. Lymph is filtered in the lymph nodes and then re-circulated into the bloodstream. Interestingly, swollen lymph nodes are the body’s way of transforming an infection. So the lymph system has the important function of bringing in nourishment and carrying out wastes and toxins. Use Lymph+Tonic regularly to support this very vital body system. Dry-brushing, exercise, breathing, hot/cold plunges, and proper hydration will also help to sustain a healthy lymphatic system.

For generating Lymphatic flow, pour 1-2 drops of Lymph+Tonic on the palm of your hand; glide a dry brush across your palm, then use for dry brushing the body. This tonic may also be used in massages, body oils and baths.

Enjoy adding this to your bathing routine.

Tanya

 

 

Jan 222014
 

Protect Your Skin with This Healthy Candy

The best 100-calorie splurge to protect your skin may be a little candy indulgence that acts like built-in sunscreen: dark chocolate.

 Young lovely lady applying moisturizer to her face after shower

 

Just remember to make sure the dark chocolate is raw or cold pressed and contains upwards of 70% cacao or it loses its antioxidants and nutrient density!

In a recent study, people who snacked on a tiny bit — just 100 calories — of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate every day seemed to be more protected from ultraviolet (UV) radiation by the end of the 12-week study.

Cacao’s Tough Side

To measure the impact that chocolate had on skin’s vulnerability to UV, researchers noted how long it took people’s skin to burn from UV exposure both before and after the chocolate test period. And after the 12 weeks of chocolate, people appeared to need twice as much UV exposure to get sunburn compared with how long it took at the beginning of the experiment.

Researchers suspect that eating dark chocolate may help protect skin thanks to healthy compounds in the sweet stuff — like epicatechins, catechins, procyanidins, and other flavonoids. These healthful compounds may boost circulation in small capillaries in the skin, making skin cells healthier and keeping them cooler. These compounds also act like antioxidants, guarding against damage from the sun’s harmful rays.

 

Chocolate squares stacked

Be Skin Savvy

  • Choose a dark chocolate to nibble— one that contains at least 70% cacao, because cacao is the stuff that has all those helpful flavonoids.
  • Don’t eat too much, or you’ll end up saving your skin at the expense of your waist.
  • Eating a bit of dark chocolate is not a replacement for smart skin protection. It’s merely an add-on step you can take in addition to using sunscreen, covering up, and staying out of the sun during peak UV hours.

I just love the words that Nadine from Living Libation uses.  Here is a passage taken from her article, “Wise Interaction with the Sun.”

Upon the altar of sunshine, what we ingest determines how our skin responds to sunlight.

woman siloutte in sunshine

Skin cells must be strengthened and nourished internally with real food and water to receive the full blessing of interacting with the sun. Well-nourished skin responds better to sunlight, and sun-ripened food is more nutritious. We can create an internal SPF with an antioxidant-rich rainbow diet of sun-grown Super Power Foods, herbs, and luscious fats brimming with nutrients — all contributing to our internal sunscreen.

Summer is a great time to indulge in sun-ripened fruit, vegetables, and herbs that build an internal SPF. Take tomatoes, for example; researchers in the UK have demonstrated a 30% increase in sun protection after eating a tomato-rich diet. 16mg of lycopene, the red antioxidant found in tomatoes, seems to be the key. Other SPF foods include: watermelon, green tea, turmeric, red, green, and yellow peppers, watermelon, and berries.

Also, save room for chocolate! Pure, unprocessed, and unadulterated chocolate has 4 times the amount of phenols and catechins as teas, and these compounds protect the skin against sunburn.

Many of the skin issues that are called “sun damage” are really the result of malnutrition. The recipe for wrinkles and dark spots is our current standard diet of processed food produced in the shadows of pesticides and factory farming. The trans fats, plasticizers, bromide, formaldehyde, coal tar derivatives, color and flavor additives, and fluoride, commonly found in processed foods create reactions in our bodies that trigger collagen breakdown, inflammation, age spots, and hyper-pigmentation. The rampant use of polyunsaturated-fatty-acids found in every processed food item impairs intercellular-communication, suppresses immune functions, damages our DNA, and on top of all of that, is linked to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

This is the difference between cooking with PAM or coconut oil. Organic healthy fats and essential fatty acids, direly depleted in the North American diet, are really needed to amplify the benefits of the sun’s rays. Cold-water fish, meat and dairy from pasture-raised animals, and nuts, as well as coconut and olive oils are beautiful sources of dietary fats. 

 best-skin-ever---chocolate

 

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Enjoy your indulgence,

Tanya

Sources:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/good-chocolate-bad-chocolate-and-how-tell-difference

http://www.livinglibations.com/body-care-articles/body-care/beauty-care-articles-and-tips/wise_interaction_with_the_sun

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