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Blossomsib: The Concentration of Youth

Blossomsib: The Concentration of Youth- Enchanting Elegance
Blossomsib: The Concentration of Youth- Enchanting Elegance
Blossomsib: The Concentration of Youth- Enchanting Elegance
Blossomsib: The Concentration of Youth- Enchanting Elegance

Being healthy is something that is always at the forefront of my mind. I try to be mindful of what I eat, how much sleep I get, and how much I'm exercising. I recently found BlossimSib and decided to test it out. Being a busy mom on the go, I knew this concentration would have its work cut out for it! I've also been on a few different trips lately, which can put stress on the body, and was glad to know BlossomSib was cleaning my body from the inside out. The concentration strives to clean toxins out of every cell in the body and act as a natural protection from future toxins in the environment. Once completing the concentration, you should feel healthier, younger, and more beautiful while hopefully living a longer life.

The basics of taking the BlossomSib is to fill the piquette half way with the concentration and then pour it into half a glass of water twice daily 30 mins before a meal. This goes on for 12 days with a 3 day break, and then continues on for another 12 days. I've been taking mine for about 2 1/2 weeks now and have a deeper sleep with improved skin. I only have one hormonal pimple right now, while usually I'll have a few more. As being someone who has dealt with acne since middle school, that to me is reason enough to use BlossomSib. I'm also hoping to see an increase in energy. I would say I do have some, but its hard to tell since I've been drinking green tea steadily throughout the day as well. I'll definitely keep everyone updated on my final results once I complete the course!

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xo, Amanda

Detox Tea with Teami

Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance

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Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance
Detox Tea with Teami- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I'm sharing all about my 30 day detox with Teami teas. I was pretty excited to try this since I started right after the holiday season. I ate a little too much sugar if you know what I mean! To start off with, the 30 day detox includes a skinny tea and a colon cleanse tea. I basically started off my morning, either after Ava finishes eating or while I'm getting dressed, with a mug of the skinny tea. It is very reminiscent of a green tea taste. Then in the afternoon, usually while Ava was taking a nap, I would have my second glass of the skinny tea. Right before bed, every other night, I had the colon cleanse. Now, it's important to read the directions with the colon cleanse since it can be intense. When you take the colon tea at night, in the morning you go to the bathroom. I'm not going to get too graphic about it, but you get a slight cramping sensation and then you need to go. Enough said haha. I would recommend having a glass of water after or before you take the colon tea. Also, only steep the tea for 3 minutes max. I always did mine at 2:30 and used the timer on the microwave.

Now, the actual results! I started off having more energy and being able to sleep better. Those right there would be major pluses for me alone. I did loose about 1 1/2 inches off of my waist line, which is fantastic. 1/2 an inch more and I'll be at my pre-baby size, which was a 25 inch waist. The great thing about that is I did nothing else except drink this tea. I do eat healthy on a regular basis, but I do not exercise as much as I should. Next, it does claim to clear your complexion, but I found mine to be about the same. If anything, I broke out a bit more, which could be due to the detoxification. Your body is getting rid of all the toxins stored in there and guess where it sometimes comes out? I've actually had brake outs while on my own detoxing diets. It happens I suppose.

The jist of the detox tea is taking the colon tea to flush out the harmful toxins from your body, while the skinny tea replenishes your body with health benefits to boost your metabolism, suppress cravings, and raise energy levels. I'd have to say after the 30 days, that I do believe this works. It was nice to have something to look forward to, being on a plan, and knowing that I'm doing something good for my body. Next, I'll be trying Teami Alive and Teami Relax. Sounds perfect for being a new mom!

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xo, Amanda

Vita Craze

Keeping you Healthy

vitamins

While I try to keep a balanced diet as much as possible, there are some days where my sweet tooth gets the best of me. As noted before, I've always felt its fine to have a treat every now and then and to keep it in moderation, which is where my vitamins come into play. Since I already know there will be some days where I indulge a little bit, I keep my body balanced by taking vitamin supplements every day. Now if you eat a well balanced diet 24/7, you are probably getting all of the nutrients and minerals you need from food, but if not then listen up.

I've rounded up some of the best vitamins I believe a woman should be taking to keep a well balanced lifestyle. Now these are only suggestions, you may need different ones or only a few to add to your diet depending on what you already eat. Personally for me, I take vitamin D, vitamin B6, Fish Oil, and a prenatal which acts like a multi-vitamin.

  1. A good multi: If there is one vitamin you choose from this list, make it a multi vitamin specifically made for women. Make sure it had folate or folic acid, which is important for woman ages 18-40, who are looking to start a family. This gives you a dose of everything you need for the day.
  2. Fish Oil: Omega 3 has been getting a lot of hype recently and for good reason. Not only will this help your hair stay shiny, skin stay clean, and nails stay long, but it also helps the heart and blood system, helps lower cholesterol, helps with depression, and prevents painful periods.
  3. Biotin: The beauty vitamin. This little gem works miracles on hair, skin, and nails. Many multi-vitamins contain biotin though so be sure to check the label.
  4. Probiotic: This supplement is a great way to keep your digestion tract in check. Probiotics are living organisms that are considered to be "good bacteria" that help strengthen the immune system. Be sure to take this on an empty stomach.
  5. Iron: This works wonders by delivering oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body. This supplement is good for women who are menstruating and losing blood every month. If you eat enough meat, 1 serving per day, or eat leafy greens like kale and spinach, then you most likely are getting the recommended daily dose of iron.
  6. Zinc: This mineral keeps our immune system strong and fights off disease. If you are pregnant, this is especially important to take since your little one will be using up most of what is in your body. Also, vegetarians who eat many legumes, which prevent the body from properly absorbing zinc.
  7. Vitamin D: One cool thing about vitamin D is that our bodies produce it naturally when exposed to sunlight. The only problem is if you live somewhere that is perpetually cloudy or has long winters, then you may not be getting the right amount. This vitamin regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in your bones and keeps cells functioning properly.
  8. Calcium-Magnesium: Calcium strengthens your bones, muscles, and teeth. When combined with magnesium, it allows vitamins to better absorb into the system. Like with a probiotic, this needs to be taken on an empty stomach and not combined when taking your other supplements since it can interfere with the absorption of other nutrients.

Crazy for Coconuts

Coconut Oil

coconut

One of the biggest health and beauty crazes of 2014 is coconut oil. The best kind to use is pure, unrefined, cold pressed, organic extra virgin. This can easily be found at any grocery store for around $7-10. What's all the fuss about you ask? Well, after conducting a 2 month test, I'll let you in on all the goodies this yummy oil has to offer.

Cooking:

To start off, coconut oil is a healthy alternative for butter and fats in the diet. You can use it to saute vegetables, roast kale or sweet potatoes, add into smoothies or oatmeal (which I do every morning), use it in baked goods, and even over popcorn. Not to mention it tastes great too, just like a coconut, go figure. I use this oil as much as I can in my cooking or baking. If I juice some vegetables or fruit I mix some in, if I make a smoothie the oil goes in. Any more when I bake up some treats, this is the oil I use or when I need to coat some veggies for sauteing or roasting, you guessed it, coconut oil.

Beauty:

This light weight oil, jam packed with vitamin E, can be used on your skin or hair. I like to add some oil, heated so that it turns into a liquid state, into my hair before I take a shower for about 1 hour. Then I shampoo it out and continue with my normal conditioning. Also, sometimes I put the oil on after my shower, while my hair is still damp, as to moisturize the ends and keep them shiny. Only a little bit is needed though or the hair looks too greasy and no one likes that. As a body moisturizer, I put this on after my shower, within 3 minutes of getting out so as not to loose any of the moisture from the shower. It does smell faintly of coconuts, which I like, but that does fade after a little while if you are one who does like the scent as much.

 

Oil Pulling:

The reason why most people are becoming aware of coconut oil is because of a morning ritual technique called oil pulling. Before brushing or flossing, you take a spoon full of the oil, swish it in your mouth for 20 minutes like a mouth wash, spit it out preferably into a trash can as to not block up your drain, rinse your mouth with salt water, and then continue on with flossing and brushing as you regularly would. What happens within those 20 minutes really is quite remarkable. The oil literally pulls out all of the bacteria from inside the mouth and creates a clean environment. Your breath smells fresher over time, your teeth become whiter, and the bacteria becomes non existent. I do this about 3 times a week for the full 20 minutes. When I'm traveling I take it down a notch to about 10 minutes. One thing to remember is not to swallow any of the oil while swishing. In doing that, you basically swallow the bacteria back into the body.

 

Health:

This do it all oil not only helps hair stay shiny, skin stay moisturized, eases cooking and baking, but it is also extremely good for you as well. Where has this magic oil been all of my life!?  Health benefits include, helps in easing digestion, improves bone health, healing damaged tissue and infections, treats pancreatitis and Alzheimer's disease, rich in lauric acid that helps maintain blood sugar and cholesterol, prevents diseases affecting the liver and kidney, prevents and effectively cures candida, and strengthens the immune system.