Successful Health Plans

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When I was on my journey to improve my health, (not on one now, I’m 6 months pregnant) I discovered a successful detox and weight loss plan I’d like to share. I say successful because I followed the plan and I experienced these results.
 
Results: I was able to eliminate unwanted cravings, increase my energy, lose weight, improve my concentration, and improve bowel elimination.
In Summary. I found that overall, it was a positive experience. I realized that because I set my mind in advance to focus on doing the plan, my attitude about it was positive therefore I was pleased. My results met my expectation.
What’s your goal? If your goal is to detox, lose weight or both then I’d say this plan will get you there. All you have to do is follow it until you reach your desired result. As with any diet change, if you currently have health issues, please seek your legally license physician for medical advise. The products recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The Plan
Breakfast-
Upon rising, take one serving of BarleyMax. Mix with a few ounces of purified water or vegetable juice. (I personally mixed with just water) 
 
Tip: It is best not to consume food containing fiber first thing in the morning, as fiber hinders the body’s cleansing and eliminating efforts which continue for several hours after rising.
Mid-Morning-
Drink an 8 oz glass of a combination serving of CarrotJuiceMax and BarleyMax. Thirty minutes later is an excellent time to use B-Flax-D to help maintain optimal bowel function. Mix your B-Flax-D in a fruit smoothie of your choice to consume.
 
*(if you need to stabilize blood sugar or keep hunger under control and support body weight some celery, broccoli or cauliflower florets spread with almond butter could be consumed)
 
Lunch-
At least 20 minutes before lunch have another serving of BarleyMax and have a salad; fruit salad is acceptable.
 
(keep in mind, fruits cleanse the body, while vegetables feed the body)
Mid-Afternoon-
Drink an 8 oz glass of  a combination serving of CarrotJuiceMax and BarleyMax.
Supper-
While you are preparing supper at least 20 minutes before, have another serving of BarleyMax then have a large salad with baked sweet potato or steamed veggies and veggie burger. 
 
(be sure to use leafy greens such as spinach, kale, etc. for your salad and not iceberg lettuce which has little to no nutritional value.)
Evening-
If desired, enjoy a glass of apple, pear or grape juice.
(It is best not to consume anything containing fiber after the supper hour.)
Take this plan one day at a time. Give it try, set a time frame on it like 7 days and track your results.
Make it Plain
To sum this Successful Detox and Weight Loss Plan up,  it is the best vegetable juice blends; very close to fresh, fresh fruits, salads, a single serving of fruit juice drink in a day and one cooked meal in a day. That’s it!
Nice, don’t you think?
Okay, big change from the usual but if detoxing or weight loss is your goal, then you can do it!
Here’s to your success…..
 ~Miranda
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5 Shocking Facts About Perfume EXPOSED

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I was just thinking  about fragrances and how I love to smell perfume. I use to buy a new bottle every year and I made sure I passed through the department stores in the mall near the perfume counters so that I could sample any new fragrances.
 
When I think about perfume I think about beautiful pink flowers, or some other lovely flower that was used to create a beautiful scent for me to enjoy, but the truth is my initial thought is furthest from the facts of what’s really in some of those perfume bottles. 
 
Have you ever wondered why some perfumes last longer than others or why some scents are so attractive you can’t stop sniffing it? Well, the next time you or someone you know goes perfume shopping, you may want to consider what’s really in those scents.
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Here are the 5 Shocking Facts About Perfume Ingredients-EXPOSED
1. Ambergris– used as a fixative in making perfumes. Where does this ingredient come from? Whale intestines. Read proof here
2.  Castor Castoreum-used as a fixative in perfume. Where does this ingredient come from?  Muskrat and beaver genitals. Read proof here
 
3. Civet-used as a fixative in perfumes. Where does this ingredient come from? The gland near the genital organs of civet cats. Read proof here4. Estrogen/Estradiolused in perfumes purpose is unknown; so they say. Where does this ingredient come from? Pregnant mare’s urine. Not convinced? Hear it again here5. Musk Oil – used in perfumes purpose is unknown; yeah, I think that’s just standard talk. It takes too much time and energy to really explain. (sarcasm) Where does this ingredient come from? Musk deer, beaver, muskrat, civet cat and otter genitals. I’m not making this up, it’s obviously not a huge secret. Find confirmation right here

Not so exciting anymore is it?
There you have it, the 5 shocking facts about perfume ingredients exposed. With this knowledge, I decided I would either make my own perfume or at least, choose very carefully. How about you?
On a positive note:There are companies that care and use only flowers, fruits, herbs and spices in their perfumes see here. You can also enjoy perfumes made with pure essential oils right here. Now, doesn’t that feel much better? (smile)
Make it a great one friends
-Miranda
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7 Brain Foods For Brain Function

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Have you ever had problems remembering things or concentrating? If so, you know how extremely frustrating it is to get anything done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve placed my keys down and seconds later I’m nearly tearing the house up to find them. 
Now where is it?
As we age it seems more difficult to keep our thoughts collected, difficult to even focus.
These difficulties remembering may be a part of the aging process to some degree, but diet and lifestyle certainly has a lot to do with it as well.
What are you eating?
There are several brain foods that you can include in your daily diet to boost cognitive function, boost concentration and maintain brain power. Although there are more than seven brain foods, we will highlight only seven here.
7 Brain Foods To Eat For Better Cognition and Concentration
 
1. Walnuts-Interesting….walnuts actually resemble small brains. Do you think that’s a clue that we should eat them? Of course I’d say so. A study conducted in 2007 found that a diet including more than 2% walnuts was able to reverse brain aging including age related motor and cognitive defects. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants which fight against free radical damage to the brain cells DNA.
2. Coffee – For all coffee lovers, today is your day! According to a study done in 2005 “nothing else comes close to providing many antioxidants as coffee. While average coffee from the local coffee shop might contain all sorts of sugars and additions, a fair-trade organic coffee can do great things for your focus and brain power.
A cup of coffee first thing in the morning will wake-up your brain and allow you to focus and concentrate. Even the aroma of coffee changes in the brain proteins tied to stress which helps ease the mind.
3. Dark Chocolate– Caffeine found in chocolate wakes-up the brain in addition to harnessing rich brain protecting antioxidants. The cocoa flavanols found in dark chocolate can boost basic thinking and memory functions. Flavanols can keep brain cells alive by enhancing the supply of blood to capillaries in the brain and help create new blood vessels.
4. Berries Did you know that berries are an anti-aging food? Berries protect the brain from oxidative stress while decreasing the effects of age related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. In addition to delaying memory decline, blueberries have been found to improve learning capacity and motor skills.
5. Spinach– Spinach is loaded with vitamin E, which has been shown to improve cognitive function. Vitamin E helps increase brain tissue and release dopamine  which controls information flow in the brain. Spinach also contains lutein, an antioxidant that could protect against cognitive decline.
6. Carrots- Carrots are definitely an eye-catcher, meaning they are great for improving your eye sight, but did you know that they are also great for the brain? Carrots helps to reduce inflammation and restore memory, the compound found in carrots known as luteolin, appears to reduce age-related memory loss and boost overall brain health.
7. Fish– The omega 3 fatty acids found in fish give our brain a huge boost. Consuming fish weekly can reduce the risk of stroke and dementia while slowing down mental decline. Research also indicates that vital fatty acids help to keep memory sharp as we age.
4 Quick Brain Activities …(you may already do)
  • Eat Breakfast (ex. fresh fruit, oatmeal, coffee)
  • Get Enough Sleep (set a bedtime and keep it)
  • Exercise Daily in Some Form(walk, stretch, ride a bike)
  • Manage Your Stress(Laugh at least 10 times a day!)
**information presented is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your legally licensed physician  I, Miranda, am  not responsible for your freedom of choice.
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As always, sharing with you is indeed a pleasure. Pass the love along…..
-Miranda

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Open Diary: What did you say?

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Open Diary: What did you say?

It’s easy to say the first thing that comes to mind. You see a person struggling with something, if you’re not careful, you just might say something ridiculous to them about their struggle based on your own perception. We’ve all done it before; said something ridiculous and left a trail of resentment or hurt feelings.

Take time to think before you speak. Ask yourself, “If someone said what I am going to say to me, would I take it well?” If the answer is no, then either re-word it or don’t say it. Always consider how your actions affect other people. You may not be able to completely avoid someone misunderstanding or taking what you say the wrong way, but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made an effort to do your very best. ~Miranda

Open Diary: The Airplane

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Hey, everyone.

Welcome to my messages from the heart; my open diary. Here, along with the recipes I share on my blog, I’ll be sharing my personal thoughts. Whatever I’m inspired to speak on at the time. I hope you find them to be encouraging, uplifting and inspiring.

My Open Diary: The Airplane

Ever notice that when you’re in an airplane, everything on the ground is small? Even the huge homes are like tiny toy houses from the airplane.

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Look at life this way; from a different perspective. Don’t make things out to be bigger than they really are. You have the power of choice. You can choose what you will or won’t do. You can decide to look at the bigger picture and determine what would be the best possible option, but first you have to step back and look at the situation from a bigger perspective. Just like flying in an airplane, rise above your problems and see them for what they really are; small tiny toy houses that you can choose how you’re going to handle. ~Miranda