How Soluble Fiber Aids In Weight Loss

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We all know that eating fiber is important to ensure our digestive system is working properly. But did you know that there are two categories of fiber? Did you know that both categories of fiber can be found in the same food source? Soluble and Insoluble….okay, but what is the difference? More important, how can this help with weight loss?

 

Insoluble fiber does not absorb or dissolve in water.

It passes through our digestive system in close to its original form.  Insoluble fiber offers many benefits to intestinal health, including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of hemorrhoids and constipation.  The scientific names for insoluble fibers include cellulose, lignins, and also some other hemicelluloses.  Most of insoluble fibers come from the bran layers of cereal grains.

Soluble fiber is “soluble” in water.

When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance and swells.  Soluble fiber has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol.  The scientific names for soluble fibers include pectins, gums, mucilages, and some hemicelluloses.  Good sources of soluble fiber include oats and oatmeal, legumes (peas, beans, lentils), barley, fruits and vegetables (especially oranges, apples and carrots).

Soluble fiber is known to help regulate blood sugar levels, and protect against heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol. Soluble fiber also boosts good bacteria in the gut and that is linked to improved immunity, anti-inflammatory effects, and even enhances your mood. There is another benefit of soluble fiber and that is it has has “middle-whittling” benefits. This means you feel full for longer and that helps with weight management. Studies have shown that for each additional 10 grams of daily soluble fiber eaten, participants had a 4% decrease in belly fat over a five-year period.

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You do need both types of fiber so a lot of research focuses on total fiber intake. The Archives of Internal Medicine found that over a nine year period people who consumed more dietary fiber have a lowered risk of death from any cause. Individuals that eat the most fiber (about 25 grams a day for women and 30 grams for men) are 22% less likely to die compared to those who consumed the least fiber (10 grams per day for women and 13 grams for men). The effect was even stronger when researchers looked at deaths from heart disease, infectious diseases, and respiratory diseases; people with high-fiber diets had as much as a 50% or greater reduction in risk.

Skinny Juice contains vegetable extracts and Glucomannan, a soluble natural fibre which, when mixed with water, becomes gel-like in the stomach, which could contribute to the feeling of fullness. Feeling full can be helpful for dieters to manage meal portion size & avoid temptation or habitual snacking.
Contains Extracts of: Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Kelp, Chlorella, Guarana, Orange Oil, Pea, Carrot, Spinach, Tomato, Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Leek.

A 12 gram packet of Skinny juice contains 4.1 grams of carbohydrates and .3 grams of that is sugar…this means we are getting 3.8 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber. Keep in mind that the primary source of that fiber is flaxseed powder, wheatgrass powder, and glucomannan.

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What is glucomannan?

Glucomannan is a sugar made from the root of the konjac plant that has been used for centuries in traditional Japanese cooking as a thickener or gelling agent. It’s so renowned in Japan that it even has its own nickname—”the broom of the intestines”—which gives you a pretty good idea of how it works. For just a few calories, glucomannan creates a sense of fullness by absorbing water and expanding to form a bulky fiber in your stomach.  When consumed, glucomannan “sponges” up water in the digestive tract, reducing the absorption of carbs and cholesterol and thus supporting weight loss. This supplement also makes you feel full without leaving you gassy or bloated.

Do you….

  • Struggle with snacking
  • Often feel hungry
  • Aren’t keen on greens and vegetables
  • Want to lose weight

Skinny juice can help to stop you snacking as the natural fiber expands in your tummy making you feel full and less likely to eat those naughty foods between meals.

Why not give it a try? You get a 14 day supply – one sachet per day

 

 

Is Your Body Telling You Need a Mind/Body Detox?

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How can you tell if you need a full body/mind detox? Your body will tell you, you just have to know what to look for when it’s trying to communicate. Your body will always let you know what your mind it doing, what you’re attracting, you just need to listen to it.

This is a 21 Day Challenge to detox your Mind & Body. This is also a commitment! So, how do you know if you need a spiritual detox? In other words, are you aware of when you’re feeding your spirit too much junk for the soul to feel good?

How do you know if you need a body detox? If your body is showing the following signs you need a detox then it’s pretty safe to assume your mind needs on as well. Many times a list of symptoms reads like the human condition, with things that almost everyone experiences from time to time. What we’re looking for here is how often it happens. Frequently feeling fatigued, experiencing indigestion, etc. It’s the frequency that matters.

If you’ve noticed any of the following occurs on a regular basis, you’re likely overdue for a detox.

Just in case you aren’t following, here are some “spiritual” junk food items that you can become addicted to:

  • Endless Facebooking
  • Constant patrolling of TMZ’s Twitter feed
  • Compulsive digging into the latest gossip on celebrities
  • Binge-watching Netflix

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with these items in moderation, but it’s possible to go overboard. The result can be toxic to your soul.

Here are some signs you might need a spiritual detox:

  1. You find yourself scrolling through your news feed seeking negativity… Misery loves company.
  2. You open your mouth and spew sarcasm unintentionally. You try to be more mindful when you speak, but you can’t seem to help yourself.
  3. Your friends don’t want to be around you.
  4. Your heart hurts. Or worse, it doesn’t. You are numb.
  5. You find pleasure in other people’s misfortunes. (Again, misery loves company.)
  6. Happy people piss you off. You don’t even want to hear the word “joy.”
  7. You don’t sleep well. You’re having bad dreams and catch yourself grinding your teeth…. A lot.
  8. You keep finding yourself in circumstances where you feel like the victim.
  9. You shy away from prayer, meditation, anything inspirational.
  10. You are bored — all the time.
  11. You can’t even remember the last time you took a walk, watched the sunset or sunrise, walked barefoot in the grass, or felt the summer breeze on your face.

Here are a few ways to engage in a spiritual detox. Remember, please do so with compassion. Above all else, be kind to yourself. We are all doing the best we can, and everyone wants to be happy and free from suffering.

 

Spiritual Mind Detox

1. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and genuinely make you happy!

Laughter is good for your soul. Seek the company of those who make you feel light and buoyant. Don’t question why you enjoy someone. Just enjoy them.

2. Uplift others

When you feel downtrodden, it can be helpful to find the things you enjoy about others and to offer that feedback liberally. It’s important to remember that the things we see in others are also reflections of ourselves. Find a way to connect with and uplift someone. Attend a yoga class, read a blog, take a spin class — reach out to your favorite wellness warrior and uplift them. You’ll feel better almost instantly. On Facebook? Post something positive!

3. Try shifting your addiction to kindness

Kindness is a drug. When you extend, witness or receive an act of kindness, your body releases serotonin, an endorphin. As cliché as it may be, practice a random act of kindness. You’ll feel amazing in doing so.

4. Make time and space to develop a meditation practice

Meditation soothes the soul. There are incredible sites and courses to lead you through meditations if you don’t already have a meditation practice. Turning inward is a beautiful way to clear away the muck of spiritual junk food. Listening to your internal wisdom is a quick path to shedding that which does not serve you. I know, I know, most people have a hard time with this one. How about just sitting outside or taking a walk or doing something that allows you to just be & notice nature around you? Every morning I sit out on my patio & watch nature & look for the messages within them. You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to meditate! Just BE.

5. Get in touch will all of your senses

Go outside. Enjoy the summer weather. Move, sweat, breathe. This will bring you into a visceral experience of the magic of this life. And it is so worth it. Find the beauty that surrounds you, you become MORE grateful!

6. Seek something sacred

Turn to joy. At our essence, our foundation, we are spiritual beings who share a human experience. Sometimes the heaviness of our human experience can weigh us down. It’s important to remember that you are more than this physical body. You are expansive consciousness incarnate, YOU are energy! As such, you can find and experience joy even within difficult circumstances. You mindfully start training yourself to start looking for the gift in the moment. Like anything worth practicing, it can be difficult at first. Over time, it becomes simple and easy, it becomes second nature. Yes it takes work, but so does negativity! If anything it takes MORE work to go against life that it does to flow with it.

Now here are signs your body needs a detox:

1. Low Energy/Fatigued

With the rise of energy drinks and the steady popularity of caffeinated beverages it seems like there is a low energy epidemic in full swing!

Trying to make up for a lack of energy with stimulants like caffeine only worsen the problem. After the pick-me-up there is often an energy crash that leaves you feeling worse than when you started. Not only that but these beverages usually act to burden the liver, further exacerbating the problem and sending you into a low-energy spiral.

If you wake up in the morning feeling sluggish, and pretty much stay that way throughout the day with varying degrees of lethargy, you should definitely consider doing a detox. A detoxification program can help you lose body waste, feel lighter, and release store up toxins.

How a Detox Helps: A detox can help you flush out the things that are preventing you from feeling energetic and having a pep in your step.

2. Brain Fog/Unable to Focus

There’s one energy drink on the market that keeps promising to improve your focus. Perhaps that’s because there’s a serious need for many Americans to go on a detox program because of all the toxins they’re exposed to on a daily basis. Inflammation in the brain causes neurons to fire more slowly, slowing down mental acuity, recall, and reflexes. Sluggish neurons also shut down the production of energy in the cells. This means that cells fatigue easily, and you may lose your ability to focus for long periods of time. If you consistently find that in your natural state you lack the ability to focus and find yourself adrift in a mental fog, your body could be screaming at your to detoxify it, and this is its cry for help. Don’t misread it as a sign to use a stimulating drink or prescription drug.

Once you free yourself of toxins in the form of candida, heavy metals, and more, you’d be surprised how much better you’re able to focus, stay on task, and get things done.

How a Detox Helps: A detox helps get rid of the toxins that are preventing your brain from firing on all cylinders. A candida cleanse alone can restore clarity, focus, and concentration by ridding your body of excessive and damaging candida fungus.By removing environmental pollutants and chemicals that place undue stress on the body and its regulatory systems. A good detox regulates your blood sugar (spikes in blood sugar can also interfere with hormone signaling), controlling blood sugar but also improves the circulation of blood flow to the extremities, including the brain.

3. Feeling Depressed

The way you feel is largely dependent on your ability to feed your body with nourishing foods. Your mood can change with the right or wrong meal, and eating foods that are low-quality or even toxic to the body over long periods of time can put you in a depressed state.

The problem is that when you start to make changes to feel better and change your diet to include more life-giving foods, the toxins will block the nutrients from finding their way to your brain. Toxins have a way of nestling into the body and can remain there unless acted upon by another force. In this case a detox program can help to get your mind back in the right place.

It’s important to make the distinction between feeling down and depressed and having clinical depression. If you believe that you may be clinically depressed it’s important to consult with your doctor for the best help.

How a Detox Helps: A detox may not be the cure for clinical depression, you’ll want to see your doctor for that. But as far as helping to avoid depressing thoughts, a detox can work wonders. It frees your body of stored up toxins that can keep you in patterns of negative thinking, and can inspire a new outlook on life.

4. Overweight/Trouble Losing Weight

If you’re not at your ideal weight even after several earnest attempts at weight loss, it could be that you were fighting an uphill battle thanks to all of the toxins in your body.

Turning over a new leaf and introducing the body to healthy foods doesn’t work as well as you’d think it does if there is waste in the body that is preventing the absorption of the vitamins and minerals these foods contain.

When you detox the body you are bringing things back to square one rather than starting at a disadvantage. It not only helps the body shed body waste and lose weight as a byproduct of doing the detox, it sets the stage for healthy weight loss with the adoption of a better diet and a more active lifestyle.

How a Detox Helps: You will automatically reset your body’s neurotransmitters and hormones & because it rids your body of harmful elements, you naturally loose weight because you are releasing toxins your body doesn’t need or use. When your body doesn’t need or use something it stores it as fat!

5. Trouble Sleeping

An excessive amount of toxins can keep you up at night, tossing and turning as your natural cycle is disrupted. Melatonin signals the body for sleep, but an excessively toxic body can reduce the amount of melatonin that is released, and cause a domino effect when it comes to getting natural, restful sleep.

When the body is persistently kept in an unnatural state, which is the case if you have too many toxins in the body, you may find yourself falling out of rhythm with nature. This will have you staying up late and waking up later than you need to, or feeling like you need more sleep than you actually do.

Try a detox before resorting to sleep aids, which will only prolong the problem.

How a Detox Helps: A detox helps you by restoring your body to a more natural state. You can then be more apt to follow the patterns of the circadian rhythm, getting tired at appropriate times at night thanks to melatonin released by the body, and waking up with the birds feeling refreshed and recharged.

6. Unexplained Headaches

The source of some headaches is easy to identify, either from a stressful day or being around a lot of noise. But if you suffer from regular headaches with no obvious cause it may be just the time for a detox.

A headache is a pretty reliable way for your body to tell you that something isn’t right. It gets your attention and can bring your world to standstill if it’s bad enough. Rather than treat the symptom of pain, it’s best to see if your headaches are being caused by a toxic state.

Before trying yet another pain reliever or worrying that you’ll have these headaches for the rest of your life, try a detox program to see if the problem is too many toxins. Just be warned, your headaches may worsen during the detoxification process, but when it’s complete they should be gone, or at least greatly reduced.

How a Detox Helps: A detox gets rid of impurities in the body that may be making you more prone to a headache.

7. Skin Problems/Allergic Reactions

You may have noticed that your skin has been having issues, and nothing that you’ve tried has been able to fix it.

A topical treatment isn’t going to help if the cause of your skin problem is excessive toxicity in the body. It’s time to get to the root cause and follow a proven detox program that lists skin conditions as one of the symptoms it can relieve.

One thing to keep in mind is that a side effect of doing a detox is often rashes and other skin problems, especially if many toxins are being released. These will subside by the time the process has finished, and should not be confused as a worsening of your problem.

How a Detox Helps: A detox works at the source of the problem, ridding the body of toxins that can lead to rashes, outbreaks, and allergic reactions on the skin.

So there you have it. They key here is to create a Lifestyle that you can stick to, this is not a quick fix. Once you detox your body you need to change your diet as well. Eating foods that aren’t good for you & using products that aren’t safe will only add new toxins into your body. Our environment already has a lot of toxins within it, but the good news is that once your body is healthy & functioning at maximum level, it can release those toxins naturally!

As for your mind, creating new thought patterns & awareness is key to a healthy mind. It does take effort but so does doing nothing! So what’s a mind/body detox worth to you? Are you willing to try it for the 21 days without giving up? What ware you at risk for if you don’t start making some changes? Hummm

Of course I can recommend products that I use daily & absolutely love. Here is my daily regimen:

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Hydra Slim – use 10ml in a bottle of water & sip throughout the day. This helps metabolize glucose, fats & carbs while detoxing your body. Full of super fruits/greens & tastes great! Preservative free, eliminates bloating, water, re-balances body’s internal system, rids toxins, controls appetite, speeds up digestion, sugar free & aids in weight loss.

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ActiVate – These capsules have replaced 4 cups of coffee per day for me (I was drinking about 5 cups per day, now I drink one)! Whether you need an instant burst of energy (to catch up with the kids or help you go that little bit longer at the gym), a BOOST to your weight loss or you simply want to add some “health” to your diet.

Ingredients include: GUARANA POWDER, GREEN TEA EXTRACT, PRICKLY PEAR POWDER, RASPBERRY KETONE EXTRACT, CITRUS, AURANTIUM POWDER, PINEAPPLE EXTRACT, GRAPE MARC EXTRACT, PAPAYA EXTRACT

Probiotics – I take one capsule a day it contains 10 unique strands of bacteria & 30 billion active colony forming bacteria. I get mine at Walmart, I found that Renew Life Ultimate Flora was ranked #2 with having the most live bacteria in their capsules, & for the price of about $25 for 50 it’s so worth it!

Drink, Drink, DRINK at least 6 bottles of water a day. This helps flush out toxins & helps is weight loss in so many ways!

Eliminate refined sugar, decrease salt intake & PLEASE stay away from soda! ANY soda, I found out that soda contains 46 grams of sugar per can! That’s almost 2 ounces of sugar!!! It contains High Fructose Corn Syrup which is highly addictive & causes your body to slow down!

If you are interested in doing the 21 Day Detox? Join my Facebook Group here for more ideas, tips & this 21 day guided Mind & Body Detox.

Till next time………..

Need to Detox??

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Look what’s available now! Preservative free, now with white, green & red tea leaves!  This unique tonic of powerful super fruits not only packs a real punch to your diet, but your health too!

I went from drinking 6 cups of coffee a day down to 2 cups a day just from drinking this powerful detoxing, slimming aid!  I LOVE my coffee don’t get me wrong BUT I don’t need that afternoon pick me up while sipping this throughout the day.

If you’d like to try any of our weight loss products, I HIGHLY recommend this one!  You won’t be disappointed.

Like to try our New Hydra Slim? Try it Now!

Already using our Hydra Slim? Let me know how it’s working for you, I’d love to hear from you.

Till next time………..

How to Get Long Hair in 30 Days!

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For the past 3 weeks, I have been taking the Mermaid Challenge, so far if you can believe it, My hair has grown over 2″!! This challenge consists of our 4 hair products…Capill Shampoo, this Sulfate-Free Shampoo is designed especially to gently clean and stimulate the scalp, featuring Soy Isoflavones. Massage into wet hair and scalp. Allow the product to sit for 1 minute. Rinse hair thoroughly. Follow with Capill-Hair Mask and treatments.

Our Capill Hair Mask, the Sulfate-Free Isoflavone Conditioning Mask is designed especially to gently nourish hair, without adding weight. Massage through hair thoroughly from scalp to ends. Allow the product to sit for 2 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly. Follow with Capill Hair treatments and a gently drying styling routine.

The famous, magical Capill Hair Lotion, thin hair is most often a result of hair follicles lacking access to the nutrients they need. Either by being blocked from them or by there simply not being enough of them present in your blood.

Capill-Hair Ingredients have been specifcally chosen:

INGREDIENTS:
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER, CITRUS
AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER, PROPANEDIOL,
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES POLYGLYCERIN-10
ESTERS, BENZYL ALCOHOL,CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE,
CITRUS LEMON PEEL OIL, LIMONENE CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK
OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL, CITRIC ACID, CAFFEINE,
URTICA DIOICA ROOT EXTRACT, NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE
EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT, MALPIGHIA
PUNICIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT,PISUM SATIVUM PEPTIDE,
MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE,
CITRAL, SILICA, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, LINALOOL, SODIUM
HYDROXIDE .

Directions for use
Capill-Hair lotion can be applied daily before styling to wet or dry hair.
Separate your hair in order to achieve even coverage
Don’t wet your hair for at least 2 hours after applying to ensure that the product is completely absorbed

And last but not least, our Capill Hair Capsules, 60 Capill Hair-Capsules, thin hair is most often a result of hair follicles lacking access to the nutrients they need. Either by being blocked from them or by there simply not being enough of them present in your blood.

Capill-Hair Ingredients have been specifcally chosen:Directions for use:

VEGETABLE CAPSULE.

INACTIVATED BREWER’S YEAST, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, CALCIUM, MANGANESE, IRON, COPPER, ZINC, PHOSPHORUS, IODIDE, SELENIUM, VITAMIN B1, VITAMIN B2, VITAMIN B3, VITAMIN B5, VITAMIN B8, VITAMIN B9, AMINO ACID COMPLEX: ARGININE, CYSTINE, HISTIDINE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, METHIONINE, PHENYLALANINE, THREONINE, TRYPTOPHAN, TYROSINE, VALINE. (GLUTEN), WHEAT PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE (GLUTEN), COATING AGENT: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYL CELLULOSE, FREEZE-DRIED ROYAL JELLY, ZINC GLUCONATE, VITAMIN E AT 33%, VITAMIN B5, VITAMIN B6.

2 capsules daily with a glass of water.

So you may have a pixie cuts, bob, or shoulder-length hair even though these cuts can all perfectly frame a face, but when it comes time to grow out strands for a new style, the wait can be a real drag. Forget marking days off the calendar until you’ve achieved a Rapunzel-inspired mane—here’s the 411 on how to get long hair. Read on for the fastest way to grow your locks!
Adjust Your Diet
A healthy diet that incorporates a mix of protein and nutrients can improve the condition of your hair, a balanced eating keeps follicles strong and prevents the hair from breaking easily. It’s important to keep weight stable and not avoid yo-yo dieting, as hair can be affected by extreme regimen changes in addition to stress and hormone levels.

Get Smart About Styling
We all know that heat can be wildly damaging to hair, especially when it’s already compromised, so limiting the use of a flat iron or curling wand to three times a week is best. Try limiting exposure to sunlight, as it can strip the hair, and blow drying, adding, A weekly deep conditioner masque is a good idea to keep hair as healthy as possible. Many hair care products include the same stripping ingredients as detergents, so it’s vital to choose wisely. Sulfate-Free is the BEST type to use!

Try Vitamins and Conditioning Ingredients
“Phytantriol, arginine and fish oil, and biotin aid in the production of enzymes and hormones, which can help stimulate hair growth, LOOK at our products!! The cleanse/treat/condition routine is designed to push regenerating anti-aging ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, deeper into the follicle, scalp and hair, which helps prolong the hair’s growth phase. FYI Acti-Labs products (hair, skin & body care contain these ingredients!)

Take it Easy
Because stress can affect hair, weekly deep-tissue massages to relax body and mind. The adrenals pump out extra cortisol when we are stressed, which leads to acne, skin inflammation, and possible hair disorders! And you can always afford to take some time off:  Your hair is a reflection of how you feel, if you are healthy, or on vacation, your hair looks great, shiny, and is easy to style. What will your bosses say to that? What if I told you for ONLY $27.50 you can join my team and you will get a $40 voucher to spend on any products you want to try 😍 AND then you’ll make money off that purchase! Interested??

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May you be blessed with the hair of Goldilocks!

Join my VIP list & get first dibs on everything Acti!

Till next time……

Acti HUGE Announcement

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OMG it’s been such a crazy week! I haven’t written in a while because I was getting ready for Acti-Labs’ HUGE announcement….first, we are offering something so incredible, that no other direct sales company has EVER offered! Second, We will be announcing new products from now till the end of May! I’m so excited to try these new products! They look amazing & knowing this company as well as I do, I know they will BE amazing too!

Now if you know anything about direct sales, if you want to reach the top & build the empire they all try to sell you, thn you MUST get in on Ground Floor. Period!

Well Acti-Labs will be celebrating their year anniversary on March 31st! During this past year, I can not believe how we’ve grown, how close knit of a family we all are & how involved the owners are directly pro-active with us! You will NEVER find another company like us…EVER! I’ve been with so many other companies, and what I’ve learned since taking a leap of faith with Acti-Labs, well I can’t even begin to explain.

I’ve met so many incredible, empowering, dedicated& inspiring women, which became my family. We talk everyday, interact with each other when we do LIVES, I know each & every one of them. Even the owners, John & Yelena Miller. This really is an incredible company!

Now for your amazing chance to start your own empire or part time business….Join us for ONLY $27.50/$35CAD & you get to become an Ambassador, you get a FREE online store, FREE training, UNLIMITED support from my 4 carat team (going 5 carat real soon!)

You ALSO get a $40/$50CAD voucher to use on ANY acti products to build your kit OR you can upgrade to one of our 5 specialty kits!!

Choose your SuperPower! You can specialize in: Body-Sculpter ($59.50/$80CAD), Hair-Ologist ($59.50/$80CAD), Slim-Bassador($40/$50CAD), Makeup-Junkie($59.50/$80CAD) or Skin-Thusiast($40/$50CAD). How amazing is that???

If you’d like more information on our opportunity or our products, just ask me!

Stay tuned for our new products review…..

Who Wants Longer Healthy Hair?

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For a limited time, you can get all 4 of our amazing hair care products!

So, what’s the mermaid challenge? Well, its another challenge I’m doing. I have curly dry hair. If you can make a wig (like me) out of the hair you see after washing your hair, well you’re not going bald, but, your hair is breaking which is making it thinner. If you notice that your hair doesn’t seem to be growing, well it is, it’s just breaking off so you don’t see the growth.

I dye my hair & natural curly hair is normally just dry. Adding products & chemicals obviously DOES NOT help. I noticed my hair is not only breaking more but it is getting thinner! Take a few strands of your hair & twist it, if you see hair sticking out the twist, your hair is breaking. From breakage spilt ends have a feast traveling up you hair, making it even thinner!

So, I am doing a 30 Day Challenge, I’ve seem a few women use these products & not only is their hair shinier & thicker, but it also grew a lot faster! Now if you use something like Rogaine, not only are the side effects not very good for women, but it doesn’t protect or help nourish your new & existing hair growth.

So minus the dangerous chemicals & for all  4 of the Acti hair products, it’s still way cheaper than one months supply of any other hair growth product I’ve seen! I know I’ve paid the same price if not more just for a good deep conditioner!

Just so you know, this is NOT a package, just a sale of the shampoo & conditioner which makes ALL of our hair products $59! This is for a very limited time though, so take the challenge with me now!

I will post before & after pics…………..In 30 Days!!

My 7 Day Challenge

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Ok so I was bragging about my 7 Day Challenge to loose 10lbs now (was 15)! I was as far as 5 days then I forgot to wrap because I was running around like a headless chicken. On that crazy note, like kids playing a game when they screw up they have a “do over”. Well I’ve come to terms that I am going to have to do a “7 day Challenge”  do over!

I did loose 5 lbs and 1 1/4″ off my belly & 1/2″ on my thighs, yes it stayed off!  I am also waiting for my Super Green Skinny Blitz Plus, there is a smaller version also. Of course, I got the larger one! I am still taking my pro-biotic  (here is the article on pro-biotics).

So, now as soon as I get my order in, I will start this challenge over….AGAIN. LOL

This time I will be doing ALL the products I intended to from day one. Because I have NO patience & didn’t want to wait for my Skinny Blitz Plus I did the wrap first only.

Also, I researched the “bandage” benefit more since I had a heavy workout the first time I used the bandages. Ok, so it’s not as hard as I made it seem the first time I did it, once again no patience! You use the bandages WITH the saran wrap for maximum benefits. It does make a HUGE difference.

So it turns out I DON’T KNOW IT ALL! Go figure…….

Until I start my challenge again……………..Let me know if you’d like to join me on this mission.  I will also be going LIVE on my facebook demonstrating the Wrap Duo! I’m working up the nerve.

BTW keep up to date with my events by liking & following my Acti Goddess FB page.

Till tomorrow…………..Look Fabulous!

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Top 5 Bad Habits Keeping You From Glowing Skin

 

Ok, here’s a little background on me: I have been a cosmetologist for over 35 years, I have been using homeopathy for inside & outside and I have been making my own mineral cosmetics and skin care products for over 3 decades! So what I’ve learned is that we have some bad habits that prevent us from having the clear, youthful, glowing skin we want. They shared some really great tips! Even if you’re committed to eating clean and using natural skin care, you’re probably guilty of at least one of these skin-sabotaging habits:

1.      Eating excess Sugar AND stay away from High Fructose Corn Syrup

A 2013 study on the connection between blood sugar and aging found that participants who had higher blood sugar levels were also rated as looking older. The sugar was aging them! There’s already so many reasons to avoid sugar (especially processed sugars like high fructose corn syrup), so this is just one more for the list. Having your blood sugar constantly spiking and then falling is an unhealthy cycle, and your skin will show it.

2.      Sleeping on pillow cases washed with toxic laundry detergent

If you’re getting enough sleep, you’re spending 1/3 of your life with your face resting on a pillow. Think about the ingredients in the laundry detergent you use. Do you want your face next to those chemicals for 1/3 of your life? Your skin (and overall health) may benefit from switching to a natural laundry detergent. Try to a void detergents with fragrance (which is proprietary information and thus the real ingredients aren’t listed on the label) and brighteners (these chemicals stay on fabric after they are washed). Also, steer clear of chemical-laden dryer sheets! Also try sleeping with a satin pillowcase, cotton tends to absorb the much needed natural oils in our skin and hair!

3.       Using unnatural makeup

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, but putting on foundation, blush, concealer, and eye makeup everyday could be making your skin less healthy. Most makeup brands use ingredients that not only fail to promote a radiant complexion, but can actually compromise your health. The list of what to avoid is so long we won’t attempt to cover that today, but favoring natural mineral makeup is a good rule of thumb for avoiding these toxic ingredients. If you live in the US like I do, you’d be shocked to know there are over 1328 toxic ingredients that are banned in Europe, China, Japan and other countries, that the US only bans 11 of them, the rest is allowed in our skin care, makeup, food, etc!

4.       Not exfoliating

This one is pretty simple. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, opening up your pore s and helping you absorb your natural serums and oils. As we get older, our rate of cell turnover decreases, so exfoliating becomes even more important. Don’t skip this important part of your skin care routine! A few times a week, use a facial scrub after you cleanse your face, then follow with your skin’s favorite moisturizer.

5.       Eating from a box

Sometimes convenience calls to us, but we can’t expect our skin to glow when we’re feeding it with lots of sodium, preservatives, and synthetic nutrient additives that we can’t actually absorb. Really nourish yourself with your food. Incorporate green smoothies and seasonal salads into your daily diet. Enjoy generous portions of both cooked and raw veggies everyday, plus some fruit, and your skin will thank you.

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Day 4 of My 7 Day Challenge

Well it’s been a long, hectic weekend. I still had time to continue my body wraps! I might be a little behind on posting my Challenge, but, I am continuing to do them.

Well as I’ve mentioned before, after each application, these products continue working for 2 days.  I know my body is detoxing impurities like it is suppose to,  although I drink a lot of water (as recommended) I usually drink a lot of water in general, so I did not increase my water intake, but I am frequently urinating, more than usual, so this tells me it’s the products working. I have lost a total of 1/2″ so far, and this is the consistent result! Im so excited that my belly & thighs are NOTICABLY flatter/thinner and my overall appearance is firmer & toned. I am not actually “working out” other than my daily activities which consists of walking often & cleaning the house daily. So I count this as my workout! LOL

Till tomorrow………..

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Day 1 of My 7-Day Challenge

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OK so I cheated a little, I started last night! I started with the Thermo and used the “ace” type bandages (Wrap Duo Kit comes with 2). Like I have posted before, I have done wraps that I made myself in the past, I used saran wrap and not ace bandages. So, I decided to try it with the ace bandages. I’m going to count that as a workout, because I was sweating trying to keep the bandages in place. I lost 1/8″ on my belly & thighs. YAY! This morning I decides to go with my old time favorite, saran wrap. Much easier to apply because it sticks wher you leave it, it’s easier to “pull” around your body, because the key is to tighten the area without suffocating yourself and allow the covered area to sweat in order to detox. I left it on for about 1/2 while I did my makeup, then I took off the wrap. I lost an ADDITIONAL 1/2″ off my belly & thighs. I have a before picture and after my 7 days I will post the before & after picture.

Yes, if we sweat we will loose inches because of excess water & toxins BUT will it stay off? Well if we use products that assist with the removal of toxins, induce sweating, caffeine tightens the skin and other ingredients in these 2 products will assist with the inches remaining off and increase cellular construction (which is breaking down the fat & filling in the spaces (that lumpy look cellulite creates) so the fat in our skin is replaced with healthy “plump”cells that give a smooth appearance).  Now isn’t this the purpose of doing a wrap to begin with?

So far my skin feels smooth and moisturized. I’m excited about the inches lost.My belly has flattened down a lot! I will be doing this twice a day for 7 days. At this point I am taking my pro-biotics & wrap. I am waiting for my order so I can start my super green skinny juice & hydro slim combo.

Let’s see how much stays off tomorrow & how much more I lose!

Till tomorrow………