Beauty treatment so pure made with 100% organic coconut oil

I love the advice that you should “never put anything on your skin you can’t eat.”

Janey Lee Grace explains it well in the video I’m about to show you.

In it she describes the use of 100% coconut oil on your hair and skin, and a new range of beauty products from Tiana, made without any chemicals or artificial additives.

Some of us in the West are only just beginning to discover the usefulness of coconut oil. It’s nutritional similarity to mother’s milk makes it a very efficient oil to eradicate dryness and restore damaged cells.

In Tiana’s Beauty Sensations range, excellent blends have been created to enhance your beauty. They include:

Here’s the video:

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The power of the artichoke

Did you know that artichokes have more antioxidants than any other vegetable?

Artichoke Juice
Packed with healthy benefits

They taste pretty good too.

But if you can’t get your hands on any fresh artichoke there are other ways to enjoy them.

Artichokes have been linked to the treatment of dangerous diseases and rank seventh out of foods with the highest antioxidant content in a recent study. They’re also high in fibre, known to reduce choleserol and great for hangovers!

So, if you’d like a little more artichoke in your life you could try Biotta’s Organic Artichoke Plus, a juice made with artichokes and other vegetables.

Biotta make a great range of juices such as the Powerberry Juice and the curiously named Breuss Juice (developed by the Swiss for fighting disease). All their drinks are 100% premium juices, with no preservatives, no dilution and nothing artificial.  They are naturally rich with vitamins and minerals – so they can work with your body to promote health.

How to make Fenugreek tea

fenugreek seeds
Healing tea from ancient seeds

Fenugreek seed has long been used by civilisations to treat ailments and has recently been thought of as useful for diabetes.

It has a taste like maple syrup or licorice, and is a popular ingredient for curries, soups and stews.

However it can also be brewed to make a tea for medicinal purposes. Some people make it to control blood pressure, others for the common cold, but researchers are still speculating about whether it helps the body produce insulin. (Always talk to your doctor before regularly consuming fenugreek tea.)

It’s easy to make the tea. Steep 1 teaspoon of organic whole fenugreek seeds in a cup of boiled water for 5 minutes. Pour the water through a strainer to remove the seeds. You won’t have to sweeten it because the tea will naturally be very sweet.

Overindulgence of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday may be remedied by charcoal tablets on Ash Wednesday… obviously!

Had too much on pancake day? A little charcoal on Ash Wednesday may help that stomach trouble.

As surely as Shrove Tuesday is followed by Ash Wednesday, so the excesses of pancake day might be treated with digestive charcoal.

Bragg's Charcoal Biscuits
A suitable choice of food for Ash Wednesday

Back in Victorian times charcoal biscuits were popular for easing stomach trouble. So, if you ate a few too many pancakes last night, they might do you some good too.

Charcoal has traditionally been used to absorb gases in the digestive system, relieving the discomfort caused by indigestion, wind and heartburn. It’s still used by many as an antidote to flatulence today.

Bragg’s began selling the sooty remedy baked into biscuits back in 1879, and still makes the recipe today, though you can now also buy charcoal capsules if you prefer. So, if you feel a little uncomfortable after a little light festivity, the old remedy may well be worth the investment

For Valentines: 3 Rules for Fertility from fertility expert, Natalie Kringoudis. Rule 3: Sex

We asked fertility expert, Natalie Kringoudis, if she’d pass on her tips for conceiving a baby. She very helpfully wrote back a lot of information on how to tune your body for reproduction.

Natalie comments on the importance of blood flow, and it has been noted that this can be improved through the use of the herbal remedies like Ginseng and Ginkgo

I’m regularly asked ‘What can I do to be more fertile?’

It’s actually one of the main reasons I wrote my ebook – Fertilise Yourself.

There are many things that need to be addressed to gear you toward a healthier, more fertile you.  Here’s the third of 3 key points to have your reproductive organs raring…

SEx

How much sex do you need to make a baby? Actually not that much. But how much sex do you need to be healthy?… That’s the million dollar question.

Many patients share their anguish when it comes to ‘baby making sex’. You know the kind? The kind that begins with good intimate intentions but that quickly take a turn toward the “hurry up and get this over with because it’s the third time in three days……  and I’m OVER it” kind.  Yawn.

The biggest mistake I see couples make in the natural fertility game is to confine their timing to what they believe is their ‘ovulatary window.’  This can be a trap for several reasons.

Firstly, we don’t all ovulate at the same time.  Ovulation doesn’t necessarily occur on the 14th day of the cycle.  The timing of ovulation can be quite confusing, which adds complication and explains why many people are missing the timing.

Secondly, limiting the amount of intimate time we spend, limits the amount of exercise our reproductive organs receive.  This means exercising them all month round, in order to increase blood flow to the pelvic cavity and to nourish and condition the reproductive area.

Also by increasing blood flow, we are nourishing the area with all it requires to work best.  If a woman has already ovulated,  intercourse in the later part of the cycle is essential to help feed the growing embryo as it imbeds into the endometrium and feeds off adequate blood supply.

This is especially appropriate for couples going through IVF. The same rules apply in the need for the reproductive organs to be getting all the oxygen and blood supply they can.

For Valentines: 3 Rules for Fertility from fertility expert, Natalie Kringoudis. Rule 2: Weight

We asked fertility expert, Natalie Kringoudis, if she’d pass on her tips for conceiving a baby. She very helpfully wrote back a lot of information on how to tune your body for reproduction.

Natalie comments on the vital role of various hromones, and it has been noted that these may be regulated through the use of the herbal remedy Black Cohosh

I’m regularly asked ‘What can I do to be more fertile?’

It’s actually one of the main reasons I wrote my ebook – Fertilise Yourself.

There are many things that need to be addressed to gear you toward a healthier, more fertile you.  Here’s the second of 3 key points to have your reproductive organs raring…

WEIGHT

To maintain a normal reproductive cycle, it is important that a woman have minimal body fat.  If you are overweight or underweight, at least read this.

Eating for fertility will help you get your weight to exactly where it should be. 

A loss in body fat in a lean person (as little as 10%) can be enough to delay menstruation or inhibit ovulation and this isn’t ideal if you’re trying for a baby.

Your menstrual cycle needs to be a certain number of days for it to be fertile.  Your follicular phase (the period of time from the start of menstruation right up until ovulation) needs to be a minimum of 11 days – this is so you have the right amount of hormones to ensure quality egg growth and release at the appropriate time.

The same goes for your luteal phase (from ovulation until menstruation). Again  – 11 days and no less for similar reasons.  If your menstrual cycle is short, it may very well be infertile.  If it is long, it may not be as problematic, but it’s important to establish why so.  Long menstrual cycles equate to less chances to conceive!

In underweight females, the secretion of hormones, specifically Gondrotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) by the hypothalamus are abnormal in quantity and timing, leading to abnormally low levels of the hormone that stimulates the ovaries to make and release the egg. (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone).  Since these hormones are lacking, it means the follicles (or eggs) on the ovaries fail to develop properly and there is less secretion of progesterone and estrogen.

It’s a hormonal nightmare! Women with such conditions  may see their period arrive as frequently as every 14 days and as we have come to discover, this isn’t long enough for a ‘fertile cycle’.

Exactly the same goes for overweight women, where hormones are imbalanced and fertility is affected.  A loss of as little as four kilograms can be enough to set you back on your fertile track.  And men – your weight will also affect semen quantity and quality and affect the motility of your sperm.

It is vital that you gear toward your ‘fertile weight’.

For Valentines: 3 Rules for Fertility from fertility expert, Natalie Kringoudis. Rule 1: Sleep

We asked fertility expert, Natalie Kringoudis, if she’d pass on her tips for conceiving a baby. She very helpfully wrote back a lot of information on how to tune your body for reproduction.

One of the things she writes about is the overactivity of hormone prolactin which may be lowered with the use of the herbal remedy Agnus Castus or ‘Chasteberry’….

I’m regularly asked ‘What can I do to be more fertile?’ 

It’s actually one of the main reasons I wrote my ebook – Fertilise Yourself.

There are many things that need to be addressed to gear you toward a healthier, more fertile you.  Here’s the first of 3 key points to have your reproductive organs raring…

SLEEP – make it count!

Sleep is the elixir to wellness. We know how awful and depleted we feel when we are running on adrenaline and not resting enough.  The consequences of sleep deprivation are not just that you feel lousy. It’s a sign that your body is severely depleted.  When we fail to listen to our bodies talking, we can’t expect great health.

Sleep between the hours of 10pm – 6am.  

It will absolutely lower hormone levels to what they should be, which makes you fertile.

Prolactin is a hormone that assists with ovulation.  When we don’t sleep adequately, prolactin levels rise and disrupt the whole ovulation process.  This can halt fertility.  Sleep is also key for several other reasons.

Our bodies all have a 24 cycle known as the circadian rhythm.  It’s the body’s inner time-keeper responsible for the day to day (and night) body functions.  One of its main jobs is hormone production.  When light is decreased, our clock tells us it is time to rest and adversely when there is more light, we are stimulated to be awake.  Alteration to this cycle disrupts the normal body rhythm.  Regular disruption to these patterns will most certainly affect our body’s normal working order – fertility included.  Most of the secretion of hormones is controlled by the circadian clock and sleep is one of the major things that will affect this – we need to sleep at the right time.

Women who sleep less than 5 hours per night are more likely to be overweight and drink more coffee.

Both of these affect fertility.  Weight alone can lower fertility by up to 50%.  Lack of sleep will also make you more hungry (as our body craves the right balance of nutrients, so it tells you your hungry) and will do whacky things to hormones, to the point where it can lead to diminished fertile mucus.

Men are in just as much need to a quality night sleep.  Their fertility (specifically sperm) is also affected as the testosterone balance is skewed should they not get enough shuteye.  Undoubtedly men feel just as awful as a woman do without adequate rest – also falling way to being over weight – again affecting fertility.  Men who are fatigued have a lower libido and are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction.