Yummy Breakfast Smoothie

Sometimes all you need for breakfast is a wonderful fruit smoothie, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help give you a great start to the day. I used some strawberries, blueberries and a banana, topped with coconut milk and blitzed in the blender, and it was yummy!

  • Blueberries are great for your heart
  • Strawberries can help aid in weight loss
  • Bananas can help reduce high blood pressure

It’s a quick and easy way of getting fruit into your diet, instead of leaving it to rot in your fruit bowl.

Rosacea: Why you may have it

Are you desperately trying to figure out why and how Rosacea has slowly but surely taken over your life? Not being able to walk outside and enjoy the sun on your face, or go for a brisk walk on a cold winters day, without the fear of your face becoming sore and inflamed. Well let’s take a good look at what may be causing this facial skin condition, and see if we can stop the progression, reduce inflammation, and allow for healing to take place,

Write these questions down and answer them honestly:

  • Are you constantly worrying about everything and anything?
  • Are you angry all the time?
  • Are you harbouring resentment?
  • Are you using harsh chemicals to cleanse your face with, which then leaves your skin feeling tight, stinging, or tingling?
  • Do you have an underlying gut issue, e.g Coeliac disease or have a gluten sensitivity, which you are not aware of?
  • Does your diet contain a lot of acidic foods such as: tomatoes, fried, spicy, and processed foods etc. Or caffeinated tea, and coffee, alcohol, and sugary drinks?

All of these negative factors can contribute to developing Rosacea. So if you have answered these questions with an open heart, you’ll be able to see what positive changes you need to make, in order to start your healing process.

Back in 2003, my Rosacea was extremely painful and classed as moderate to severe. My husband took me to a dermatologist in London, who advised me to have about 4 to 5 laser treatments (intense pulsed light) within the space of a year, to help reduce the redness (broken capillaries) and sensitivity. She then went on to say that Rosacea is a progressive skin disorder and that it would be best to have the treatment done once a year in order to keep it under control, i.e. that there is no cure.

But over the years, whilst studying everything and anything to do with health and well-being, I began looking deeper into what I was putting into my body, and onto my face. I changed my diet to a more plant-based (alkaline) one, practiced relaxation techniques, and moisturised my skin with the appropriate creams and lotions suitable for the winter winds or summer sun, and Praise God, I found that my rosacea completely disappeared!

So to sum it up:

Depending on how severe your Rosacea is, you may need to have a few laser treatments done to reduce the redness. BUT, it’s imperative that you change to a healthy lifestyle, so that you can completely heal and prevent it from re-occurring.

If you have any questions, please contact me, I know what you’re going through, and will be more than happy to help.

Some helps for the menopause

If you’re around the age of 50, and feel as though your hormones are ruling your life, then you are probably going through the menopause.

That dry, itchy, sore, and sometimes inflamed feeling ‘down below’ is the body’s way of telling you that it’s not producing enough estrogen, and therefore needs a little love and attention.

I know it can be overwhelming at times, to know what to do about the mood swings and irritation, but just remember that it won’t last forever, and that there are natural products out there that can help ease your menopausal symptoms.

Here are some of the natural healing products:

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Can be used as a lubricant.
  • Nourishes the skin.
  • Its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties protect the body from infection.

Omega 7 SBA24 Sea Buckthorn Oil Capsule

  • Comes from the seeds and berries of the buckthorn plant, which has been found to protect and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Contains Omega 3, 6, 7, 9 and vitamin A (beta-carotene), which maintains normal structure and function of the skin and mucous membranes, such as in the eyes, nose, mouth and female reproductive tract.

If you are prone to bladder infections this is a must!

Waterfall D-Mannose

  • Is a pure grade supplement that attaches itself to E-coli, and removes them without creating bacterial resistance.

Neal’s Yard Remedies (which I use in a diffuser):

Organic Clary Sage

I find that using 5 to 6 drops in a diffuser, helps me to unwind.

  • Extremely good for easing menstrual pain and menopausal symptoms.
  • Warming and calming.
  • Aids a natural night’s sleep.

Women’s Balance

  • Contains a blend of essential oils, which help support the nervous system.
  • Calming when emotions run high.

Be patient, listen, and love your body, for it is truly amazing.