Get this beauty secret for pennies!

Get this beauty secret for pennies!

 I know you must be thinking this sounds to good to be true. This item is the cheapest beauty secret I have discovered and you most likely already have it in your home.

The latest beauty secret I have discovered that cost me only pennies per use is baking soda. The cool thing is I have only begun to discover all the benefits of baking soda.

If you are looking for beautiful, supple skin start here. Baking soda can be used to exfoliate the skin on your face, body, heels etc.. If you suffer from dry skin just put a couple tablespoons in your bath to soften your skin.

If you have thinning hair and are looking for a way to restore your hairs volume baking soda may be your answer. You can ditch all the conventional shampoos and use a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of warm water. Rub into scalp and hair for two minutes and rinse.

This works great for oily hair,but you may need to add some other ingredients if you have dry course hair. See wellness mamas site for some great D.I.Y. recipes for shampoo and see your hair restored to its former glory!

If you are interested in finding natural ways to whiten your teeth you may need to look no further than baking soda. You can brush with baking soda and peroxide to whiten your teeth for pennies per use.

If you are concerned about the harmful ingredients in most store bought deodorants you may save more than money by simply using baking soda.  You can just rub under your armpits or make a paste with coconut oil for a delightful smell as well as odor protection.

F.Y.I. if you have just shaved it may cause redness under the arms. Here are some other alternatives for natural deodorant as well if baking soda does not work for you. This is a nice blog post with several natural deodorant recipes.

Not only is baking soda a great beauty secret for pennies a day but can also be used to beautify your home without harmful chemicals. It removes surface stains on counter tops, bathtubs, etc.

Not only are you getting a beauty product for pennies with a wide variety of uses,but you can put money back in your pocket by replacing other items you were purchasing!

If you have discovered any more uses for baking soda as a beauty product please add your voice by commenting below on this article. I will have more to come on some of the other uses of baking soda that may surprise you so keep a look out for my next post!

If you enjoyed this information please share with others.

To your health,

Jenay Green

How to get crazy motivated to work out!

How to get crazy motivated to work out!How to get crazy motivated to work out

You may be thinking, nothing will get me crazy motivated to work out, but I challenge you to read this article and re-think that. Working out has a list of health benefits that are virtually endless.

First of all ,working out decreases risk of heart disease.  February being heart health month this is a great time to do your heart a favor and get moving! Exercise can help lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol. I have known people to have elevated blood pressure and retake it after a workout and it have come down.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from people today is that they have no energy. Exercise will increase your energy levels. I hear people say, I am to tired to exercise, but if you just do it, then you will start to feel better and have the energy to exercise!

Cancer is something we all want to take preventative measures for. Exercise can reduce the risk of certain cancers as well as type 2 diabetes. Alzheimer’s Research Center says exercise is one of the best weapons against the Alzheimer’s.

According to Harvard Medical school psychiatrist, John Ratey, exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of memory, mood, and learning. Exercise helps prevent Osteoporosis, reduces the risk of falling, and improves cognitive function among older adults.

A University of California study showed fewer signs of ageing in a group of women who performed 45 minutes of exercise over a 3 day period in compared with those who were inactive. If you were not already convinced for all who want to find ways to defy your age, exercise may be your answer!

Exercise also reduces the detrimental effects of stress on the body. It can help reduce symptoms of depression, in some cases as well as anti-depressants. It can also help relieve anxiety and its symptoms.

For all you married couples, that are looking for a spark in your love life, exercise can improve your sex life! This may be just the answer to get your spouses crazy motivated to exercise!

Exercise improves your moods by releasing  feel good chemicals in the brain. After a good workout you also feel a sense of accomplishment which can spill over into other areas of your life. Discipline in one area of life can result in motivation to get more accomplished in other areas of life as well.

Exercise improves your chances to live longer, and can greatly improve your quality of life. Maybe the most obvious and sometimes the biggest motivation for exercise is weight loss. Exercises raises metabolism, improves muscle tone, and sheds unwanted fat.

Consistency and hard work lead to results! I saved the best reason to exercise for last.The inspiration it can give others!

Getting fit can equip us to be better for those around us. We can be better servants for God, better spouses, parents, employees,etc…. Bottom line focus more on all reasons you need to work out and eliminate your excuses!

I hope you are crazy motivated to exercise, and you pay it forward by sharing this article with everyone you know.

To your health,

Jenay Green

 

Sources; Mayo clinic, Harvard T.H. Chan, U.S. News Health, Web M.D

Ways to improve brain function

Ways to improve brain function

Today there are a lot of concerns about keeping the brain sharp and trying to prevent illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia.The good news is that there are several ways you can improve brain function.

Prevention states that what you eat is one of the key factors that influences every day brain skills. You also need good blood flow to the brain which getting daily exercise will help. An Ohio university study states that well hydrated people scored significantly better than those who were not well hydrated before testing.

So if you have not found enough reasons to drink more water do your brain a favor and hydrate! Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. Some of the foods we can enjoy to improve brain function would be whole grains for the energy they supply.

The ability to concentrate comes from steady supply of energy. Blueberries are noted in a Tufts university study to reverse some memory loss. The powerful antioxidant in tomatoes(lycopene) as well as the antioxidant benefits of pomegranates can protect the brain from free radical damage.

Broccoli is known to enhance cognitive function as well as a host of other benefits so load up on your cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. Green leafy vegetables are another great addition to your diet for improving brain function.

If you love nuts then you will love this news! Nuts are very beneficial to brain function and provide essential fatty acids. Walnuts look like the brain and provide essential nutrients for better brain function.

Avocados contribute to healthy blood flow and that is a benefit to your brain function. As if you needed a reason to eat dark chocolate it is also great for your mind. Key is only to use a half ounce to an ounce a day the excess of caffeine can cause brain fog. Good news is though that in small amounts caffeine can improve attention span.

Some other foods you may want to include for mental sharpness are olives, seeds,and eggs. Web MD also states that beans are a great economical brain food.

Fish is a great addition to your diet to improve brain function as it supplies a good source of omega 3″s. If you have a hard time eating fish you can use a fish oil supplement but make sure you are getting a good one.

Vitamin C is also known to increase mental agility as well as many other vital functions in the body. Black currants are one of the best sources of vitamin C in food. Sage and curry are spices that you can cook with that are noted to improve memory.

If you do not have a good diet and feel overwhelmed then a supplement that provides a host of vitamins and minerals will help provide the body with essential nutrients it needs to function properly. Click on this link for the one I recommend. My whole family has benefited from this nutrition.

Be sure to share any testimonies or additional ideas that have been helpful to you and pay it forward by sharing this article on your social media sites.

To your health,

Jenay Green

Tips to beating the winter blues!

Tips to beating the winter blues!Tips on beating the winter blues

Whether you have the occasional blues in the winter or you struggle with depression, try these tips that may help alleviate some of your symptoms. First of all, be sure to talk with someone if you are depressed, because, depression can be very serious and may require attention from a professional. 

Exercise releases endorphins that help lift your mood. This involves any activity that gets your heart rate up! You can play with your family, walk with a friend, or lift dumbbells in your living room. Refer to this article for some simple exercises you can do at home without equipment.

Another tip to beating the winter blues is laughter! Everyone loves to laugh, and as serious adults, we tend to forget to make this a part of our routine. The bible states in Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine. Scientific studies have proven today that this is real wisdom that works!

Another tip for beating the winter blues is in getting outdoors and in the fresh air and sunlight.  The vitamin D we get from the sunshine is serious therapy. Dr. Axe has a great article on vitamin D and how in being deficient leads to many illnesses including depression.

Every sunny day, even in the winter, you should take a brisk walk. Doing this with a partner can give you fellowship and laughter at the same time. Encourage someone else and help yourself in the process. Helping others always lifts your mood!

What you think about has a direct affect on your mood. Dr. Caroline Leaf states that research shows 75%-98% of mental, physical, and behavioral illnesses come from your thought life. The bible tells us in Proverbs 23:7 as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Romans 12:2 also tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Our thoughts are a real battle and even though it is a choice what we meditate on, circumstances can make this much more difficult. Try listing all you have to be thankful for, beginning with the simple things that we take for granted daily.

Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. If you are are having a hard time with sleep, you may be deficient in magnesium, a vital mineral, that has an affect on both sleep and depression.

  Most Americans are deficient in magnesium and our lifestyle choices deplete our levels as well. Stressful situations require more magnesium. Caffeinated beverages cause the body to release extra magnesium. Also, carbonated drinks contain phosphates that flush magnesium out of your system as well.

Refined sugar causes the body to excrete magnesium through the kidneys. With our diets and lifestyle, I would highly recommend a supplement. Several clients I have  worked with have reported feeling better with changing their diet, adding exercise, and supplementation.

If you have any tips for beating the winter blues that have worked for you, please add your voice by leaving a comment below. Help someone today by passing on the information!

To your health,

Jenay Green

Got tummy trouble? Try this!

  Got tummy trouble? Try this!

In this country today we are plagued with digestive issues. We are greatly affected by our Standard American diet. I have always heard it said that our health starts in our gut. What we are able to absorb as nutrients and eliminate as waste is crucial to the state of our health.

Over the years I have heard numerous complaints from clients about chronic constipation. If you listen most people they either feel bloated, constipated, or gassy all the time. Royalty society of medicine reports over 90% of diseases are a result of an infected digestive tract.

If you are like millions of others and suffer from digestive issues, try cabbage! This is one simple addition to your diet that may lead to some relief in this area. Cabbage is a cruciferous(root word meaning crucify) vegetable that is known to inhibit cells that potentially cause disease.

Cabbage is chocked full of beneficial nutrients for better health. The effect on your intestines acts as a broom to clean out the waste. Cabbage contains a powerful antioxidant that is responsible for detoxifying the liver which is our main organ for detoxing.

Red cabbage has a powerful antioxidant that can reduce inflammation. Inflammation causes a host of other issues and causes pain in the body. The nutrients in cabbage are known to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and several types of cancers.

A compound found in cabbage is known to protect against the harmful effects of radiation. A natural chemical found in cabbage is been shown to decrease tumor size in a aggressive form of breast cancer.

Fermented cabbage used in Sauerkraut and Kimchi are choked full of probiotics that are great for our immune system and digestive health. If you have tummy trouble try fermented cabbage. The consumption of fermented foods makes vitamins and minerals easier to absorb and helps with relief of constipation.

For a cabbage chicken salad recipe try this site. For more information on fermenting foods and how simple and cost effective it can be check out wellness mama. If you are suffering from tummy trouble I highly recommend adding fermented foods to your diet.

Some ideas for the use of cabbage in your diet

1. Juicing

2. Add to your salads

3. Steam with a little sea salt, pepper, and lemon

4. Roast add fresh herbs and olive oil

5. Coleslaw

If you found any of this information useful please comment below on this article and share with others! To your health,

Jenay Green

Why Detox?

Why Detox?

With the new year and new adventures in getting healthy, you may have wondered why do I need to detox? This is something my body was designed to do on its own right? You are correct, but sometimes we need to help our body do what it was designed to do.

Our liver performs over 400 bodily functions and is our main source of detoxification. The kidneys are an organ that facilitates our bodies detoxification process as well. The Standard American diet consists of so many starches, sugars, and fats that it can hurt our livers natural process.

If you drink alcohol, eat processed food or smoke your liver may be sluggish. Signs of a sluggish liver include headaches, digestive disturbances, and constipation. As toxins accumulate they can also have an affect on brain functions.

Your mind may feel cloudy, you may have trouble concentrating, and even trouble sleeping. These can be indications that you are toxic. Symptoms you need a detox include low energy and fatigue, which seems to be an epidemic. This has resulted in the rise of energy drinks and caffeine laden drinks that will burden the liver in the long run.

Read ingredients and do not trust a product just because it says natural!  A detox is not only a great way to revitalize your health but it is a great discipline that can spill over to other areas of your life. If you have had a bondage to any particular food, caffeine, cigarettes. sugar, etc this could be a great tool for kicking those harmful habits.

When you start to experience all the health benefits of a detox you may just begin a lifestyle change. When you have a clearer mind feel lighter, have more energy and better sleep you may be able to accomplish some of the goals you could not muster up the energy for!

To help your body prepare for a detox, a few days prior begin to eliminate caffeine and sugar. You may have a caffeine headache and that is normal. Drink plenty of water, and even add lemon to a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. This preparation will help reduce the unpleasant symptoms that ridding your bloodstream of the toxins may include.

Dr. Axe is very balanced and I trust his advice. He has a simple liver detox on his website. I replaced coffee with my new favorite tea that I make using raw unfiltered local honey, purified water, and raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I recommend Bragg  ACV. Patricia Bragg has many drinks that you could use on your detox. blogging 002

An easy way to help facilitate the bodies natural detoxification process is to eliminate the alcohol, sugars, caffeine, and processed foods. Then add fresh primarily raw fruits and vegetables, seeds, and nuts. See Dr. Ben Kim for a detox diet.

If you found any of this information helpful please share and if you have any testimonies with detoxing leave a comment below. To your health,

Jenay Green

 

Quick tips for fasting

Quick tips for fastingquick tips on fasting

At the beginning of the year a lot of people choose to break bad habits and begin healthy ones. Fasting is a commonly known practice dating back to biblical times.Fasting is done for a variety of reasons including, to discipline ourselves. I believe God has miraculous benefits in mind with fasting.

The thought of fasting can seem scary for a lot of people, especially who may not have any experience with it. A fast is something I believe you should pray about personally to get direction on why and how. Make sure before you begin fasting that you have a plan outlined. This will help you to not give up or divert from the original plan.

Another quick tip is to establish the type of fast you will be doing and why. The Daniel fast is a common fast. In the book of Daniel you can read beginning in chapter 1:8&12 Daniel had only pulse and water for ten days according to scripture. This would consist of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and water. This is a great fast to begin with.

Another type of fast is juice only. A quick tip for beginning a fast is to begin cutting out caffeine, processed foods, and sugar to make the detoxification process more subtle. When coming off a fast you should gradually add foods back to your diet and chew your food well. A juice only fast should consist of fresh juiced fruit and vegetables. This is fresh raw food in its most assimilated form.

Genesis 1:29 “And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree , in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for food.”Raw foods are considered the healing force in our diet, because they contain active enzymes, which are broken down when foods are cooked.

With the juice only fast, the body is cleansing more aggressively, which can result in greater detox symptoms. This is normal and the more intense the cleansing the greater the discomfort can be.Better out than in, but the toxins coming out can be an unpleasant experience.

If you are working and do not have the time to juice the vegetables fresh you can either juice them before leaving and keep them refrigerated or you can purchase a v-8 juice that is low sodium, not v-8 splash( it is not the same). Another option is the green goodness by bolthouse farms that can be purchased in almost any grocery store. These store bought options should be limited and water should be your primary drink when fasting.

Green leafy vegetables, beets, cucumbers, cabbage,and carrots are some great for juicing with some cleansing benefits. Cabbage is particularly helpful if you have colon issues, constipation, and indigestion. I hope these quick tips for fasting are helpful. Always drink plenty of water when fasting. Please add any information you have found helpful with fasting in the comments below.

To your health,
Jenay Green

Health benefits of fasting

Health benefits of fasting health benefits of fasting

There are a number of proven health benefits with fasting. If you go back to biblical times fasting is a practice that God required of His people.There was no scientific evidence at that time of the physical benefits, people just obeyed what God asked of them.

Throughout scriptures there are references of godly men as well as Jesus Christ fasting. It was a spiritual discipline that God used to bring His children closer to him. They denied their flesh and got answers, direction, and wisdom from God.

We are always finding out that God, in His infinite wisdom, has reasons beyond our understanding for what he asks of us. It is always for our benefit when He is requiring something of us.

God created our bodies to heal, in His design. With certain sicknesses, we automatically go into a fast. Whenever you are ill you do not want to eat anything. The great amount of energy your body uses to digest food goes towards healing the body of the invaders.

Fasting is known as being an ancient and powerful approach to healing many diseases. Fasting allows the body to rest, detoxify, and heal. In our world today we are being bombarded with toxins on a daily basis, not to mention the stress we place upon our bodies with our fast paced society.

We are greatly over fed and undernourished in our western culture and our bodies are paying the price. Stress is one of the primary causes of doctor visits. Cleansing our body of disease causing toxins is a great way to help facilitate healing.

Fasting promotes longevity and puts the body into a detoxification cycle that we enter during sleep. Fasting helps regulate hormone function as well as the functions of organs in your body. As the body rids itself of toxins aches, pains, and many other issues start to diminish. Remember when you are cleansing the body of toxins, you may feel worse before feeling better for a short period of time.

Fasting can help clear up skin as well as the mind. This was recorded in the bible, in the book of Daniel. As Daniel withheld from the kings portions for several weeks which included alcohol, sweets, breads, and meats he was able to have a clear mind that He received divine wisdom during that fast.

Fasting can be anything from water only for a period of time to fruits and vegetables. All of these fasts are beneficial to your health, but when you are eating it is a slower process of detoxing. I would recommend being directed by a natural health professional on the best way to fast if you have never fasted.

Dr. Don Colbert has some great information and is very educated in this area of fasting.

Different types of fasting for your health

* Eat raw fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds

consume mineral rich bone or vegetable broth

* drink only fresh juiced fruits and vegetables

* eat salads only

* eat a early dinner and refrain for a 16 hour period before your first meal

* fast intermittently. One meal at a time

Please share by leaving a comment below any health benefits you have gained from a fast. If you found this article helpful please pay it forward and share! To your health,

Jenay Green

 

 

10 reasons to go nuts for coconut

10 reasons to go nuts for coconut.

I am fascinated by all the benefits of coconut. It is one of my favorite health foods ever!

1. The water from the coconut.. It is low in calories and cholesterol free. Coconut water is pure, sterile, and hydrating. It has the highest concentration of electrolytes found in nature.

This would be a perfect replacement for artificially sweetened and high sugar sports drinks. Most of us do not consume enough fruits and vegetables and are low on potassium so coconut water can help fill that gap.

2. Oral health. Coconut oil has been known to be very beneficial for the health of your gums and teeth. This can be a healthy and simple way to whiten your teeth as well.

Oil pulling has become a popular way to pull toxins and improve oral health. Just take a spoonful of the oil and swish it around for about 20 minutes then spit it out. You may try doing it in the evening while reading or something to get your mind off the time.

3. Another reason to go nuts for coconut is for your skin. It is anti-bacterial, ant-fungal and is a great way to treat skin conditions. It can also help with itchy scalp and relive dry cracked heels. You can use it to condition dry hair and leave it shiny and smooth. It is very hydrating and leaves the skin feeling very soft and supple.

4.Coconut sugar can replace sugar in recipes. Most of us love tasty desserts but do not like the way all the sugar effects our health. Coconut is known to be low glycemic and to be helpful in balancing blood sugar.

5. Coconut butter can be a great replacement for dairy. I have began using it for toast, pancakes and vegetables.

6. Another reason to go nuts for its disease fighting properties.The lauric acid it contains, which is found in human breast milk converts to a substance that is useful for increasing immunity and fighting viruses.blogging 009 7 For increasing thyroid function and boosting metabolism coconut oil could be just the weapon you need in your weight loss arsenal. It is safe for cooking and replacing other oils like canola, corn, vegetable, and margarine that can suppress metabolism making it harder to lose weight.blogging 008 8 Coconut keifer is another reason to go nuts over coconut. Fermented foods are exceptional for our digestion and health.

Countries that consume them regularly in addition to coconut have lower disease rates.. Some keifers you find in the grocery store are full of sugar and the coconut keifer has no added sugar and tastes good.

9.Use as a natural deodorant. With all the chemical and ingredients in our bathroom products I am looking for things to replace and this works well.

10. Room deodorizer the smell of coconut is therapeutic to me. If you want to add any uses you have found or join the conversation please leave a comment below. I challenge you to start benefiting from coconut and share your results. Be sure to show you care and share! To your health, Jenay Green

Simple step for better health and younger skin

Simple step for better health and younger skinsimple step

Our bodies are made up of around 70% water. Water is essential to all life. Yet I hear so many people complain about not liking water.

Think about how blessed we are not only to have clean drinking water in this country, but to have as much as we want everyday. Use lemon, lime, or fruit to change up the flavor. You can come to love it and crave it. I prefer water and it is a habit I formed.

Water is crucial in maintaining balance of body fluids for digestion, absorption, circulation, and creation of saliva. It transports nutrients and maintains body temperature.

Water is the best replacement for the high calorie drinks people intake daily filled with caffeine, sugar, and artificial sweeteners. You can drastically reduce calories and therefore have weight loss.

Water helps the kidneys cleanse the body by transporting toxins out. Water can also lower the risk of kidney stones as well as urinary tract infections.

Water helps constipation which results in better health. Lubricating joints with proper hydration can improve joint and back pain. To alleviate headaches sometimes all you need is more water.

Muscles that have adequate fluids also function better. Before a workout drink plenty of water. Increasing fruit and vegetable intake is another simple step for better health. Since they contain a lot of water they assist in keeping the body hydrated.

Eating fruits and vegetables provide cells with structured water that is very beneficial to your health. The brain needs water to focus and be more alert. When cooking vegetables steaming them is said to give the most health benefits.

Some of the fruits and vegetables that contain the most water are watermelon, papayas, and cucumbers. With the hot weather this is the perfect time of the year to add these hydrating foods to your daily diet.

Hydrated skin looks beautiful. There is less wrinkles, it is softer, and more supple looking. Water eliminates toxins that contribute to inflamed skin resulting in clearer skin.

You can also use cold water on your skin before applying makeup to shrink pores. Water may just be your best anti-aging secret. 

Plastic water bottles release a harmful toxin into water when it becomes hot. This has been said to be a contributor to breast cancer.  So make sure you do not use plastic water bottles that have been left in a car or in the sun. A glass water bottle would be the best option.

I challenge you to give thanks today for the clean drinking water you have access to and to increase your intake. Do your body good, drink water, and pass it on! SHARE because you care! To your health,

Jenay Green

Need fitness motivation tips?

Need fitness motivation tips?need fitness motivation

If your like most people the motivation for exercise does not come naturally. It is easy to begin something when you feel like it, but to stay committed and consistent can be challenging.

The challenge is how to workout when that is the last thing you FEEL like doing. If there was one simple solution then most people would be fit. I believe people want to be fit and healthy,but are still looking for that magic formula that makes it easy.

If we are honest with ourselves most success stories come with lots of hard work and doing what we do not FEEL like doing. What you invest into your health today will produce results down the road. When we do not see instant gratification then we tend to get discouraged. Results will come if you do not quit!

See yourself reaching your goals. Set your mind on the goal and put motivational quotes, pictures, etc where you can see them daily. Make a vision board with a visible list of all the reasons you want to get fit.

A lot of us will get more motivated for the sake of our children or another more than for ourselves. Set a goal that involves something you want to be able to do with your kids.This could be as simple as walking or playing a sport with them or more long term like still being around  when they start there own families.

Make a list personal gains you expect to see from your hard work. More energy, lower cholesterol, less joint pain, weight loss, etc…Then make rewards for yourself when you reach each goal you have set.

Be a motivation for others. When we motivate others to get fit there is a two fold blessing. Our focus is on helping someone else get what they want and we get fit in the process. When you reach your goals you have a testimony that will encourage others to believe in themselves.

Have you heard people say, well if she can do it I can do it? Ask friends and family to hold you accountable. Share your goals with them and they will celebrate your success with you.

Do not obsess over it. We can get way off track by putting to much emphasis into getting fit and making it a negative instead of a positive. You will have more consistency with fitness motivation by living in balance.

If you found any of this information helpful leave a reply below. Start today encouraging others by sharing on all social media.To your health,

Jenay Green

 

Getting fit and healthy begins with a choice

Getting fit and healthy begins with a choice

I know this may seem like the obvious, but I don’t know how many people stop to think before they make decisions. If you pause and think is this choice going to bring me closer to great health or closer to sickness and disease?

I believe that when we take the time to ponder our paths that our choices would be different. We live in a world that is always pressuring us to hurry and make hasty decisions and a lot of times that leads to bad choices.

Getting fit and healthy begins with a choice.I challenge you to begin thinking about what you are thinking about. Do you heave a healthy mindset when it comes to exercise and eating healthy? If you are always thinking about the reasons why it is hard and you can’t do it then you have set yourself up for failure.

Where the mind goes the man follows. You have a thought and then you take an action. If you have a negative thought pattern when it comes to eating healthy and exercising your first step is to renew your mind and choose positive thoughts.

I know this works because it has worked for me. It is exactly how I started to enjoy eating healthy foods that I never thought I would. I began to renew my mind with all the benefits of certain foods and thanked God for them. I honestly did this until I began to believe it and now I enjoy most healthy foods.

 Choose to focus on all the benefits that working out brings. Thank God that you can work out and that any activity that raises your heart rate and engages your muscles is benefiting you. People get caught up in if they can not run, get to a gym, or have extra time in their day that they can not exercise. This is not true!

Any decision you make today to raise your heart rate and move more will be a step towards your goal. Choose to take that first step and celebrate every right choice! Join the conversation by leaving a reply below and share on all social media to help as many people benefit as possible. Photo credit goes to beyonddiet.com

To your health,

Jenay Green

 

5 simple fitness tips

5 simple fitness tipsbelieve 2

For 20 years I have been helping people achieve their health and fitness related goals and I will share some of what has had the most success and lasting change. It is easy to start something but it is an entirely different thing to stay consistent.

My goal is to help you stay consistent and to make it as simple as possible. We all need motivation from time to time because this is a lifestyle change.

# 1.Simple fitness tip is to get a workout partner. This can be a friend, spouse, child,co-worker and or a group exercise class. Getting a goal that involves helping others can be just the motivation you need to get fit and healthy yourself. Love your neighbor as yourself. You never know who you may effect by being a motivation for another!

# 2. Make realistic goals. Sometimes we get zealous with goals and make commitments that we can not keep and that can make us feel as if we have failed. Set goals to make small steps each day that will result in lasting change. It is better that you do something everyday and be consistent than go all out for a few months and get burnt out.

# 3. Simple fitness tip is to find things you enjoy. If you enjoy being outdoors find outdoor activities. If you are competitive you may be inspired by group exercise. Play with your family. Find sports and games to involve the entire family. You are more likely to stick with an activity that you have fun doing and can look forward to.

# 4. Another simple fitness tip is to set your mind to all the benefits of being fit and healthy. Since most people desperately need to get fit for the the sake of their health you can make your focus on the health benefits that will bring great rewards.

A mind set that is focused on all the positives can get you motivated quick. Your mind is powerful. Where the mind goes the man follows so set your mind where you want to go!

# 5. Start today by taking action. How many times do we say, ‘I will start exercising Monday”? We have all done that at some point. It makes us feel better to say we are going to do something, but only when we do something will we see the results.

That means start where you are and with what you have to work with. You can work out without a gym or any equipment. No more excuses just do it! The more you do the more you will want to do. It all starts with a choice BELIEVE in yourself and make that small step that WILL lead to BIG change.

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Nutty idea for getting healthy

Nutty idea for getting healthynutty idea

When it comes to getting healthy finding a variety of foods to include in your diet can be a challenge. A complaint I hear when helping women is that they are tired of eating the same things all the time.

Pine nuts are a great alternative to include when looking for new healthy food options. They have a buttery nutty flavor that is satisfying. Pine nuts can be a great addition to many recipes as well as eaten plain.

Simple ways to include them in your daily diet is by adding them to salads, pastas, trail mix or any dishes. You may grind them and add them to smoothies or your juicing recipes as well.

Pine nuts are a great source of healthy fats that are beneficial to your heart health. Another way to get healthy is reducing your waistline and pine nuts are known to assist in that.

They stimulate the body to produce a hormone that tells your brain your stomach is full. This reduces your appetite and keeps you satisfied without overeating.. Pine nuts also provide protein and a source of fiber which can help with those cravings as well.

Pine nuts also contain a source of iron that is good for your nervous and circulatory systems. They contain a great source of B-vitamins that can increase your energy level.

Pine nuts are also a gluten free food. Pine nuts can help improve immune function with the vitamin C and the antioxidants they provide.

Vitamin D in pine nuts play a vital role in the health of your bones and may help prevent osteoporosis. Many studies claim Americans are deficient in vitamin D.Pine nuts are a great source of many of the essential nutrients we lack in our standard american diet.

I have read that some of the nutrients that may assist in relief of problems associated with Endometriosis are contained in pine nuts. These include  B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and zinc.

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Jenay Green

 

Get healthy and decrease appetite with one food!

I am amazed by the benefits of the foods God created. If you really start paying attention to the long list of health benefits of food, then it should be no surprise what Hippocrates stated long ago ‘Let thy food be thy medicine’.

One of the amazing foods that I have added and benefited from is avocado.Now anytime I see green food, I think rich in health benefits. Avocados have a creamy buttery taste that make it pleasing to the palate and easy to add to your diet.

Avocados are low in carbs and low in sugar but high in valuable fatty acids. The fats are used as burned energy rather than stored. This may explain why people who consume avocados have lower BMI.

Avocados also help decrease appetite and give you that satisfied feeling for hours. When you consume nutrient rich foods you are more satisfied as your body is getting what it needs to function optimally.

Avocados can help you get healthy by providing 20 essential nutrients. They are rich in vitamin K, B-vitamins, C and E. Avocados help with the absorption of lycopene and beta-carotene. Add to salads and salsa to boost the absorption.

Avocados can also help with your heart health as it is a great source of potassium(more than bananas), Vitamin B-6, folic acid, helps with cholesterol, and is is an anti-inflammatory.

Which could be effective in helping reduce pain caused by inflammation.The high fiber content of avocados as well as a decent protein for a fruit may also be a factor in getting healthy and decreasing your appetite.

The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits may help with cancer prevention. Consuming avocado daily also has a wonderful effect on your skin. It improves skin tone, helps maintain good moisture levels, and leaves skin feeling softer and healthier.

 5 ways to add avocado to your diet to get healthy and decrease appetite

1. Guacamole( I make mine with fresh onion, fresh garlic, sea salt, tomatoes, and lime)

2.Garnish for black beans

3. Add half to your juicing recipes and smoothies( when I do this for breakfast I am super satisfied for hours)

4. sandwich(replace mayo)

5. Add to a hamburger patty (grass fed beef)

As you can see adding avocado is a simple way to receive health benefits and tastes great as well! If you have found other ways to enjoy avocado please share. The photo above is credited to avocadocentral.com and they have a wealth of information.

Please join in on the conversation by leaving a reply below this article and sharing any benefits you have enjoyed. Also pay it forward by sharing on all social media.Bless others with helpful information. To your health,

Jenay Green

 

How to improve health by adding black rice

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Black rice could be considered a super food for the wide range of nutrients it contains. When it comes to a food that you can have many different uses for black rice would be on that list.

It can be used similar to brown rice as a side dish to any meal. It contains more fiber and protein than other rice.This is a great addition for those looking to improve health by losing access weight. Black rice is filling and low in fat.

It is a whole grain that contains a healthy source of vitamins and minerals. Black rice is high in iron for those looking to add iron rich foods to your diet. It is a good source of potassium as well.

Black rice contains a large amount of anthocyanins which is noted to help with controlling cholesterol. It is high in vitamin E as well so may strengthen immune function. Black rice has more antioxidants than blueberries.

The great source of antioxidants are similar to that of berries and lower in sugar. I believe you should have a wide variety of nutrient rich foods in your diet to receive the most benefits for your health.

Foods high in antioxidants may improve health by possibly reducing the risk of heart disease and cancers. Memory improvement is also listed as a possible benefit of black rice.

Another way to add black rice to dishes is by using a coffee grinder to make a powder out of the dry rice. Then you can add this bran powder to baked goods, cereals, salads, or any foods you would like to add health benefits.

In Thailand they use it for dessert recipes adding coconut milk and palm sugar. For a recipe containing sticky black rice click on this link..

Be sure to leave a reply below if you found this information helpful, have any questions, or would like to add any helpful tips.

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Jenay Green

How to benefit from aloe vera

How to benefit from aloe vera


Aloe vera is a plant that has been used for thousands of years for natural healing. Aloe vera has been hailed as a natural anti-inflammatory. This is great news for those who have pain in their bodies caused from inflammation.

Aloe has a great source of  B-vitamins along with several of the minerals that we lack in our diets. Some of the minerals include calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, iron, copper, and potassium.

Another way to benefit from aloe vera is it helps the body absorb more vitamins and minerals. Aloe also is high in antioxidants that can help protect against disease and ageing. Aloe also strengthens immune function.

Aloe is a source of amino acids and helps accelerate skin repair. Aloe boosts oxygenation of blood so may protect against heart disease. It also helps alkalize the body. I have always read that disease can not thrive in that alkaline environment.

I have personally used aloe to help with an intestinal issue I was dealing with and it relieved the issue. Aloe has been know for its healing effect on our digestive tract.

Another way to benefit from aloe vera is by using it to detox. It is said to lubricate the digestive tract and rid the body of intestinal worms. It also deceases the unfriendly bacteria and balances intestinal flora.

I have always read that you need a healthy gut to be healthy. For those looking for weight loss when you eliminate properly and rid the body of toxins you will lose weight.

I have read that it is not safe to use when pregnant and you only need around 2-4 ounces a day for health benefits. It is a powerful plant and a little goes a long way. I have only used it for a few weeks at a time and not as a daily routine.

I do use it topically though as often as needed and it works great. I just used it for sunburn and I find it to be the most effective thing I have used for burns.

I buy a plant and cut it open and apply the gel directly to my skin. I also put it on my scalp and it helped the sunburn. I heard it works great as a natural hair gel also. It is so soothing on the skin. The photo credit goes to plant care today.

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To your health,

Jenay Green

 

 

 

Create simple healthy recipes by adding this tiny seed

Create simple healthy recipes by adding this one tiny seed!create simple healthy recipes

You can create several simple healthy recipes by adding flaxseeds. Don’t let the size of these tiny seeds fool you, they deliver a powerhouse of nutrition to your diet.

Flax seeds are easy to find and are not expensive. Flaxseeds are the best source of omega 3 fatty acids. The lack of the omega-3 fatty acids in our diet has been correlated with a host of illnesses.

So adding these omega-3’s to our diet could help prevent or possibly reverse these conditions. Omega-3’s have also been called brain food. I don’t know about you, but I need all the food for my brain I can get! The chronic digestive issues in this country have had a negative effect on out health.

You can get the recommended doses of daily fiber by adding 2/3 a cup to your daily diet.
Flaxseeds support intestinal health by acting as a broom and cleaning out the toxins, mucous,and parasites. The antioxidant benefits of flaxseeds is more powerful than that of blueberries.

Antioxidants benefits have been associated with the prevention of cardiovascular disease,cancer,and diabetes. I have read that flaxseeds may protect against breast,prostate, and colon cancers.

The phytonutrients in flaxseeds are associated with regulating menstrual cycles, eliminating menopausal symptoms, and may help lower cholesterol.

I have found adding flaxseeds to my diet is a simple way to create simple healthy recipes.

10 ways to create simple healthy recipes adding flaxseeds

1. add to smoothies ( have a mild taste so they still taste great)
2. add when juicing
3. add to slow cooked oatmeal
4. add to salad
5. add to pancake mix
6. add to muffin mix
7 add to cookie mix
8. add to cereals
9. add to homemade salad dressing
10. add to soups.

A lot of nutrients are lost when foods are heated above certain temperatures and with flaxseeds it retains the nutritional value. I personally have seen flaxseeds help me with digestive issues.

I get mine at the health food section at Kroger. I use a coffee grinder to break open the seeds and it makes a powder that is simple to add to any recipe.

Be sure to let me know by leaving a reply below this article if you have benefited in any way. Also below use the button to share on all your social media sites so others have the opportunity to benefit as well!

To your health,

Jenay Green

Helpful Uses of Apple Cider Vineagr

Helpful Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

blogging 005Apple Cider Vineagr has been  hailed by many for all its amazing health benefits for thousands of years.

My grandmother has always sworn by the results and has seen it work for her for the last 50 years. Patricia Braggs is the picture of health and is a great example of someone who has walked the walk. I use the Braggs brand and this is one of my favorite mutli purpose items in my pantry.

. The “mother” of the ACV is the cloudy part with the important enzymes. Gerson Institute sates:

“The mother contains the raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that promote healing.”

I have personally used it as a toner on my face mixed witth water. I have used it on sunburns as well mixed with water. It seemed to bring relief. I have also used white vinegar for cleaning mirrors and surfaces.blogging 006

 A list of uses for Apple cider vinegar that I have used ad found helpful.

1. A toner for skin use half water

2.  Relief for sun burn can apply directly with half water mixture or fill a bath

4. a rinse for hair (makes hair very shiny)

5. cooking vegetables

6. salad dressing ( mix with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, and sea salt)

7. as a tea ( mix 1 tbsp acv, 1tbsp raw honey, and cup of hot water

My husband laughs at how often I use things right out of my kitchen for many other things. If you have discovered other uses for Apple Cider Vinegar that you found helpful please share by commenting below.

To your health,

Jenay Green

Sources cdc.gov/ Gearson institute

Health and Beauty Secrets in the Kitchen

Health and beauty secrets in your kitchen

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Lets be honest, we all want to look and feel better right? Women are always looking for ways to get healthier, loose a few pounds, and look younger. We are what we eat. I believe health and beauty begins internally by what we put in our bodies.

According to a press release by market watch the anti aging industry is to hit 271 billion by 2024. Seems as if people are in a contstant search of that fountain of youth. A lot of us have loads of products that we spent money on hoping to find that miraculous health or beauty product only to be disappointed.

I have always searched for the very best health and beauty secrets not only for myself,but for the women I help. I have also been on a budget so have been unable to use expensive methods, therefore I have searched for creative ways to get similar results.

Eliminating chemical filled products has helped my skin more than anything as well as eating a healthier diet. Think about the fact that your skin is the largest organ and you are absorbing what you put on it.. So in essence what you eat effects the health of your skin, and what you put on your skin effects your health..

Fruits and veggies contain a lot of water which we also can not live without and is vital to our overall health as well as the health of our skin.

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You will get omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin c, antioxidants that are all fabulous for your health and skin. I have seen improvements in my skin after using this great nutrition.

Health and beauty secrets from your kitchen may be just the answer you have been searching for to get amazing results without breaking the bank. I have found that a mask with raw honey leaves my skin feeling fantastic. Try baking soda as a scrub for exfoliating dead skin..

Another great health and beauty secret from your kitchen is raw apple cider vinegar. Be sure to dilute it with water or it will burn. About half and half is good works well for me.

Coconut oil is another one of my favorites that leaves my skin feeling like a babies and smells fabulous at the same time. Try incorporating some of these health and beauty secrets from your kitchen in your diet as well as using them on your skin and let me know in 6 weeks if you see a difference.

Be sure to comment and share! To your health,

Jenay Green

References : Web MD/ Dr. Josh Axe website/ Market Watch