The good and well truth about Aloe Vera Juice and weight loss.

This is a wonderful article from papaHealth I found, read and wanted to share.  I believe 100% in the statements, research of the benefits of Aloe Vera Juice below.


What are the Effects of Aloe Vera Juice?

Following the aloe vera juice weight loss regimen gives you the benefits to maintain an ideal body weight. It increases your lean body mass index while reduces the body fat masses. Aside from its desirable weight loss benefits, the juice also works as:

  1. Laxative. Study shows that drinking of at least 2 glasses of aloe-extracts juice can help prevent constipation (passage of hard stool). The plant contains a potent compound, which work to improve the peristaltic movement. Thus, it enhances the bowel movement.
  2. Enhances metabolic processes. There is a specific substance found in aloe that works to speed up the metabolic rate of users. Increasing level of metabolism can influence weight loss.
  3. Detoxifies toxin in the body. Similar to the functions of bile, aloe also detoxifies the body against toxins. It is a good option to cleanse the colon especially if you are suffering from digestive-related disorders.

These benefits of following aloe vera juice weight loss program are very essential for health. However, special precautionary measures should be considered because too much intake of it can cause inflammation.

Appropriate Amount of Consumption for Aloe Vera Juice

Weight loss and aloe vera juice works hand-in-hand. However, desirable amount of intake must be observed to prevent toxicity and other adverse reactions. Juices are made through the use of aloe leaves. Wash the leaves and remove the skin. Grind the leaves to extract the juice.

The extracted juice must be stored and refrigerated. Ideally, at least one teaspoon of aloe juice is recommended each day. Drink the juice for about fifteen minutes before eating a meal. Some people will add honey to alter the bitter taste of the juice. An aloe vera juice weight loss together with honey can enhance the effect for losing weight.

Common Side Effects of Aloe Vera Juice

The following clinical manifestations are observed as side effects of drinking aloe vera juice. To lose weight with aloe vera juice, you need to learn the common adverse reactions of the drink. These include stomach cramping, diarrhea, and dehydration. To counteract the effect, always hydrate your body with water.

Pregnant mothers or lactating women should avoid drinking this juice. People who are hypotensive must avoid drinking the juice. It may have a good effect for the body but, aloe vera juice weight loss can lower the blood pressure. Other side effects are skin itching, presence of rashes, and other signs and symptoms of allergic reactions.

In cases of these manifestations, stop drinking the juice and contact your medical doctor immediately.



April Special: Yoga and Juice Cleanse!

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      APRIL is here and spring is just beginning!

Get ready to glow like the sunshine, from the inside out!

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Or, Interested in a customized JUICE Cleanse?  

Treat yourself to a free consultation to discuss a customized 4-day Juice Cleanse designed just for YOU! 

Contact me for details!


Oil of Oregano…My Hero!

Oregano Oil Benefits Superior To Prescription Antibiotics

Click on the link above to read an informative article on the Benefits of Oil of Oregano – a natural antibiotic, far more superior to Prescription drugs.  

I’ve been using North American Herb & Spice’s, Oil of Oregano, for years when I feel any signs coming on that resemble a cold… sniffles, scratchy or sore throat, fever, cough… two drops under the tongue AM and PM for a couple days should do the trick…  

Remember — when you are starting to feel better, keep taking the Oil of Oregano for a few more days – it’s just like the instructions that come with taking a prescription drug — even though you feel better this Natural Antibiotic is still an Antibiotic — keep taking it like you would finish your prescription.  

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Essential Oils for Cold & Flu Season

Essential oils are quite powerful substances.  They are easily and quickly absorbed by our bodies, making them fast-acting.  That’s exactly what we want during cold and flu season!  Here is some information about some of my favorite cold-fighting essential oils.

One step is to purify the air around you.  Use a diffuser when possible.  Carry necklaces with charms that you can add a couple of drops of essential oils to, or simply rubbing some into your skin will help warn off those bad bugs!

Essential oils are naturally anti-microbial, so using them as a hand sanitizer is an awesome idea.  Try mixing some into a spritzer bottle with water or fractionated coconut oil and simply spritzing your hands.

If you do manage to catch something, try using essential oils in your diffuser or a steam mist (pour boiling water into a bowl, add a couple of drops of essential oil, and inhale).  Peppermint and eucalyptus are excellent for steam inhalation.  Try a combination of pine, clove, thyme, lemon and frankincense for a diffuser – it works great!

Another fabulous treatment for colds and flu is a chest rub.  Give this simple recipe a try:

4 drops thyme
4 drops marjoram
3 drops eucalyptus
2 drops tea tree
2 drops oregano
1 t aloe vera gel
1/8 t massage oil.
Combine and rub into chest before bed.


Here’s a good referral list for choosing essential oils:

Antibiotic for bacterial infections : lavender, oregano, tea tree, thyme, rosemary

Antiviral for fighting viruses: eucalyptus, marjoram, teat tree, thyme

Antifungal for fungal infections: geranium, lavender, myrrh, tea tree

Expectorants for expeling mucus: eucalyptus, peppermint, pine

Antispasmotic for relaxing spasms: clary sage, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

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Coconut Oil – Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Probiotics – Ayurceutics Boswellia — 60 Vegetarian Tablets

Conditioner – Earth Science Deep Conditioning Masque for Hair

Oil of Oregano – North American Herb & Spice Oreganol™ Oil Of Oregano P73

Face Moisturizer – Derma E Hydrating Facial Treatment Oil with Organic Argan & Marula Oils

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Face Scrub – Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub

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hello to the lustrous legging… sizzle-roo

Koral’s new line of Activewear clothing is so hot, you might just join a yoga studio to wear their clothing…

A new Activewear line by brainchild’s Peter Koral and Ilana Kugel. This LA based duo has marked the 2014 spring/summer workout scene with high performance and cozy innovative blends of Jersey Mesh, French Terry, Modal, Stellar and introducing, …drum roll please….Evanesce, Koral’s signature fabric, a high performance fabric that gives incredible support and serious stretch combined with compression technology. The slight compression supports muscles, reducing oscillation and muscle fatigue by improving blood flow.

Two words:  Lustrous Legging

a must have this spring….


Khichdi – Your Body’s Reset Button

The Ayurveda Approach

The philosophical foundation of Ayurveda is that creation expresses itself through the five elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. These elements manifest in the body as the three governing principles called doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. Everyone has all three of these doshas to varying degrees, although one and sometimes two tend to be predominant and the other(s) secondary.

One of the main goals of Ayurveda is to maintain optimal health as well as support the bodies healing process by helping the body eliminate toxins and reestablish constitutional balance. To achieve this, Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition through proper food choices, food combining and cooking methods, as well as herbal nutrition, all based on the specific needs of the individual and any current imbalance of the doshas.

Okay, so what is Khichdi?

Khichdi is a delicious traditional Ayurvedic dish that’s known for its ability to detox the body and balance all three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. My Ayurvedic teacher explained it as a recipe that resets your body. I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first that it would detox my body and even more skeptical that I would feel any different. It’s funny how we don’t give any credit to traditions that have been used and passed down for thousands of years, but it truly did detox my body. I’m happy to share this recipe with you.

Khichdi – The Recipe


Mung Beans (sprouted) …………. 1 Cup  (removes toxins, pesticides & insecticides, from the body)
Brown Rice (sprouted) …………… 1 Cup (you can also use basmati rice)
Ghee or Coconut Oil…… 2 TB
Turmeric (fresh) …………………… 1 TB  (you can use powdered)
Cumin ……………………………… 1 TB
Fennel ……………………………… 1 TB
Mustard Seed …………………….. 1 TB
Coriander ………………………….. 1 TB
Crystal Sea Salt ………………….. 1 tsp
Cayenne …………………………… 1/4 tsp
Garlic ………………………………. 5 cloves
Onion ………………………………. 1 half
Ginger ……………………………… 1 nib  (I usually add 3 nibs. I love ginger – it’s GREAT for digestion and inflammation!)
Vegetables: ……………………….. Chopped
Carrots, Red Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, (I’ve also added Spinach and Sweet potatoes)


  1. Measure out mung beans and soak overnight. If you use sprouted mung beans you can skip this step.
  2. In a large pot (I’ll refer to this as the mixture) add mung beans, brown rice, sea salt, chopped ginger to 6 cups of boiling water.
  3. Add Ghee to a skillet and brown: cumin, fennel, mustard seed, and coriander until the seeds finish popping. Don’t burn
  4. Add ingredients from the skillet and turmeric to the mixture.
  5. Add Ghee to skillet and brown the onion and garlic. Then add it to the mixture.
  6. Add chopped vegetables to the mixture.
  7. Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Stir periodically and you may need to add more water.
  9. Enjoy! It’s even better as left overs in the following days.


The reward is “sweet”!

Got Allergies? Try Local Honey!

Bee Love is a place for Conservation and Education about honey Bee’s.

Ray DuBois, from Greenwich, CT, is a beekeeper that believes in the conservation of honeybees and educational outreach.  He farms from 12 locations surrounding a 20 mile radius of Greenwich  and it might just “bee” the best honey you’ve ever had!

If you live in the Westchester County of New York or Greenwich, CT area and struggle with seasonal allergies, contact Ray and purchase a jar of his local honey!  Make sure to start using it before the spring, as your body will build up the immunity it needs to fight that itchy nose and watery eyes from the blooms of springtime!

You can use honey as a substitute for sugar, in tea, coffee, salad dressings, oatmeal, etc….

If you do not live in the area — try to find a local farm or farmers market that sells a Raw honey,  harvested by a treatment-free beekeeper.

What do you use honey for?



You Can Handle It!

“Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me…”
(Isaiah 27:5, NKJV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Isaiah said, “Take hold of His strength.” When you make this declaration, “I can handle it,” that’s not just being positive. You’re taking hold of strength. When you say it, you’re getting stronger. That’s why the scripture says, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ” If you’re always talking about the problem saying, “I can’t stand this job.” “This professor is so difficult. I’ll never pass his course.” “My loved one didn’t make it. I don’t know what I’m going to do.” All that does is drain you. When you talk defeat, strength is leaving. Energy is leaving. Creativity is leaving. Don’t let those things overwhelm you. You are not a victim; you are a victor!No matter what comes your way, you can handle it! You are ready for it and equal to it. If you will stay in agreement with God, He will take what is meant for your harm and use it to your advantage. That difficulty won’t defeat you. It will promote you into the life of blessing and victory He has in store for you!
Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy in my life. Thank You for giving me the strength to handle anything that comes my way. I love You and receive Your empowerment in every area of my life in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Joel & Victoria Osteen

Kapha Season: Dry Skin – Beauty Tip

Dry skin?  Look no further — this serum under your day and night moisturizer is your new best friend! We can get super dry in the Winter season of Kapha — this product that is naturally organic, so restorative, your skin will thank you.Image

Osmia Organics Facial Restoration Serum, $60

Formulated specifically for chronically dry skin, this serum’s base oils of safflower, jojoba and kukui restore skin’s texture while lavender, rose and carrot seed heal troubled spots brought on by exposure to extreme weather. Pomegranate and sea buckthorn provide antioxidants and anti-aging benefits.