Friday, February 24, 2017

Renew Life 3-Day Cleanse Review


I tried the Renew Life 3- Day Cleanse starting Sunday. 

What their website says about it:

     Reset, refresh, and restore with 3-Day Cleanse, a quick, easy-to-use, advanced herbal cleanse and detox formula that works with your body’s natural metabolism to help eliminate waste and toxins, and relieve occasional bloating and constipation.* Get back to feeling like yourself again in just 3 days!
  • 3-day, 2-part program.
  • Advanced herbal formula.
  • Helps eliminate waste and toxins
  • Reduces bloating and water retention
  • Helps restore regularity
  • Promotes digestive wellness
  • Gluten, dairy, and soy free.
  • Quality, purity, and potency guaranteed through expiration.
What LiveStrong.com says about it:


Moderate Side Effects
The yerba mate, ginseng and caffeine are stimulants that could cause agitation, sleeplessness and shakiness in sensitive people. Rhubarb, milk thistle, dandelion and ginseng can cause mild stomach upset when used alone, notes Drugs.com. Because the 3-Day Cleanse combines these herbs, it may cause greater stomach discomfort and diarrhea.
Serious Side Effects
The herbs in the 3-Day Cleanse may cause serious side effects for some people. People who have kidney problems should avoid it because the rhubarb extract contains oxalate. The University of Maryland Medical Center warns that slippery elm may slow down the absorption of other medications you take. It may also increase your risk of miscarriage, so avoid the cleanse if you are pregnant. Marshmallow root may lower blood sugar levels, which could affect diabetics. Marshmallow root may also increase the effect of lithium in the body – leading to undesirable side effects if you take this medication, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Yerba mate has been linked to increased risk of cancer, but only when consumed in large quantities over a long period of time, notes MayoClinic.com.
Considerations
The body already has an effective cleansing system consisting of the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system, says nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky of MayoClinic.com. The 3-Day Cleansing program by ReNew may also lead to fatigue, dehydration, dizziness and nausea – especially if you pair it with a restricted diet. Any weight you lose on the plan is likely water weight and will return once you return to your normal diet.



What I think about it:


    It was a very easy cleanse to follow. There was a total of 6 pills to take; two in the morning and two in the evening for 3 days. Can't get easier then that. I did like the fact that the product did not contain senna. It was easy to follow and not much to do.

Compared to other cleanses that I have tried there was no crazy cramps and I was not living in the bathroom for the 3 days. I carried on my regular days with no worries. The only time I would have cramps is when I was using the problem but no other time. Which I can't tell you why, it was strange but I am not going to complain because I wasn't in pain threw out the day. 

Did the cleanse do a good cleanse? I would have to say yes. I did go everyday and more then regular which to me means everything was coming out. (sorry for the information but this is a review on a cleanse) I did feel lighter and not bloated. I noticed my tummy was a bit flatter because it was getting emptied out daily. I believe that this product did meet their claims. 

Would I recommend this product for others to use?
     YES 

Would I use this product again? 
     Yes, especially after a vacation or weekend getaway. Oh and after holidays when we over eat and stuff our faces with sweets. This would be a great product to use to clean everything out and it is very inexpensive. 






Thursday, February 23, 2017

Maca - Regulate Hormones and used for Fertility



Few of Maca's benefits:

  • Supports hormonal balance
  • Increases energy, stamina, and metal clarity
  • Supports the thyroid
  • Supports normal sexual function
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root type vegetable from Andes of Peru. Maca is able to stand very harsh weathers. Maca contains about 31 different minerals and 60 different phytonutrients. Maca has the ability to affect key hormones in both women and men without containing hormones itself. Scientist have researched and confirmed that Maca increases fertility since 1961 in both males and females.

Maca is an adaptogenic property, which means it helps to strengthen the body so it is able to better resist disease and stress, support the adrenal glands and balance the body's functions. In order for an herb to be considered an adaptogen it must be non-toxic or harmless to any organ of the body and must be able to be ingested for long periods of time safely.

In women, maca helps the body to promote balanced estrogen and progesterone levels. Estrogen or progesterone levels that are high or low at the wrong time can keep a woman from becoming pregnant or keep her from carrying to term. Excess estrogen levels can cause progesterone levels to become too low, this is known as estrogen dominance. Taking Maca may help to balance the estrogen to progesterone ratio which is essential to achieving and carrying a healthy pregnancy.

Too much estrogen in men may cause erectile dysfunction, lack of libido, low sperm count, and lowered production of seminal fluid. Studies have shown that men who use Maca may experience an increased libido and an increase in sperm health.

When purchasing Maca you want to make sure the product you are using has only Maca root in it, not leaves or stem. Maca is available in powder, capsules or tincture. It is also available in varying strengths.
Maca powder can be added to juice, smoothies, yogurt or baked goods. It has a nice malty flavor which goes well with foods. I like to add it to all of my smoothies.
General suggested usage is 500-3000 mg a day. To obtain desired results, Maca needs to be taken regularly. It can be taken in one dose or throughout the day.
A small number of women experienced stomach upset when consuming plain maca root (not gelatinized). Additionally, some women experience spotting or a change in their menstrual cycle when they first begin using Maca. This is normal and a sign that the body is beginning to balance the hormonal system.
10 Reasons why Maca is beneficial to fertility Health
  1. Nourishing to the endocrine system
  2. Hormonal balance
  3. Libido and vitality, including sexual function (supporting erectile dysfunction and cervical mucus production)
  4. Energy and stamina
  5. Follicle health
  6. Egg health
  7. Sperm quality, sperm count per ejaculation and healthy sperm motility
  8. Immune health and stress response
  9. Menstrual cycle and endometrium health
  10. Thyroid health







Saturday, February 18, 2017

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse



Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 dates
  • Raspberries for topping
Directions
  1. Place the avocados, banana, cocoa, cinnamon and dates in food processor. 
  2. Place the mousse into a bowl and top with raspberries
  3. Refrigerator for about an hour or until set and chilled.
Here is my little one enjoying his food




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Royal Jelly - What the Queen Bee Eats


I used royal jelly to help me conceive with my first child. I didn’t know about royal jelly until two years ago. I would combine royal jelly, maca, greens, banana and milk to make a smoothie and drink every day. I will go into that in another post to help others who are having trouble conceiving.

But royal jelly is amazing; it has many health benefits for everyone. Just have to be cautious that you are not allergic. You can find Royal Jelly at any health stores: Whole Foods, Sprouts and etc. I purchased mine online from VitaCost. It works great for me usually if I place an order before 1:00 PM I receive my items in a day.


What is Royal Jelly (Honey)?
     Royal Jelly is a thick, milky substance produced by worker bees to feed the queen bee. The worker bees mix honey and bee pollen with enzymes in the glands of their throats to produce royal jelly. It typically contains about 60% to 70% water, 12% to 15% proteins, 10% to 16% sugar, 3% to 6% fats and 2% to 3% vitamins, salts and amino acids.

Nutritional Value of Royal Jelly
     Royal Jelly contains a rich variety of nutrients including minerals like calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, silicon, sulfur and potassium, as well as a wealth of B Family vitamins, biotin, inositol, folate, nucleic acids, gamma globulin and 17 different amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce, and must therefore get from their diet.

Health Benefits of Royal Jelly

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps to prevent breast cancer
  • Relieves pain caused inflammation
  • Prevents premature aging of cells
  • Helps to lower bad cholesterol levels
  • Increases fertility of men and increases sperm motility
  • Promotes healthy digestion and improves liver function
  • Reduces stress on blood vessels and prevents heart diseases
  • Eliminates wrinkles, prevents hair loss and macular degeneration
  • Boosts cell regeneration, development and growth of muscles and bones
Caution
     A number of people are allergic to honey, bee pollen and royal jelly. The allergic reaction can also be quite severe, even causing rapid anaphylaxis. Before adding royal jelly to your diet, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor or allergist.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser 


Moisturizing Deep Cleanser & Makeup Remover
Unlike ordinary cleansers, POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser is actually 50% moisturizer. It deep cleans and removes dirt and makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara, while infusing your skin with vital moisture - all in one easy routine.  For clean, soft and glowing skin, put your trust in a classic – POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser.
How to Use
Apply POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser gently to skin, wipe with wet washcloth, and rinse if desired.
Essential Features
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Won't clog pores 
Key Ingredients
Mineral Oil - Effectively removes makeup from skin’s surface.
Beeswax - A moisturizer known to prevent moisture from leaving the skin.


What is cold cream for faces?
Cold cream has been around for centuries but sad to say I am just discovering about them. It is the ultimate all-in-one cleanser, makeup remover and moisturizer (which my skin has been looking for during this dry season). "Cold" is simply a reference to the cooling sensation it causes after being applied.

I love how this product feels on my dry skin. After I wash my face with Pond's my skin still feels so soft. This cleanser does not dry out my skin. Does not remove all the good oils from my skin.

This is the wet washcloth after using Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser.


As you can see it has removed all of my makeup; including my eye makeup. I am so glad I was able to receive this free sample of Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser from PinchMe. I for sure will have to go purchase more. Price ranges from $7 to $10. You can find them at Target, CVS, Walgreen and Walmart.

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser will be replacing my night time cleanser.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Potsticker and Vegetable Stir Fry

Potstickers and Vegetable Stir Fry



Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 16 frozen potstickers
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1.5 cups of shredded carrots
  • 2 bell peppers, shredded
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 medium green cabbage
  • 3 oz peas
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional)
Directions
  1. Either fry or bake potstickers
    1. Fry Instructions
      1. heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potstickers and cook until lightly browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp water to the skillet, cover, and cook until the water has evaporated and the potstickers are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. 
    2. Bake Instructions
      1. Spray baking dish with oil. Layer potstickers and spray with oil again. Bake for about 30 minutes on 350 to 400 degrees 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and honey: set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the carrots, peppers, garlic, and ginger and cook, tossing occasionally, for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the onion, cabbage and peas and cook, tossing occasionally, until the vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes more.
  5. Divide the vegetables and potstickers amoung the bowls and drizzle with soy sauce mixture, Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sorry For Being MIA

It has been a while that I haven't posted anything on my blog.... sorry... :(

but I was pregnant and I had a lovely little adorable baby boy on January 11, 2016.


My baby Alexander

It has been a very interesting and exciting time for me. I have also created a new blog which I will be trying to write about all the adventures I will be having with Alexander.

Please go ahead and visit my blog - Adventures of Baby Kaz and Mom

I have also started a new healthy plan to go back down to my pre pregnancy size and hopeful down to pre marriage..... yes I had gained some of those love pounds people talk about.

I will be sure to give you more details about this new plan I am on called THE CAMP and I will share recipes that are FDTI approved. All will make more sense in my next post.

For now I'm going to head to bed and get some sleep before its time for my little munchkin to wake.

Good Night!!!