Five foods, for that Lucky Feeling

Five foods, for that Lucky Feeling

LOVE is in the air, my friends! With valentine’s day over it doesn’t mean that we need to stop spoiling our loved ones in the bedroom…

February is upon us and it is the month of love with everyone looking forward to nothing but appreciation, romance and a little bit of chocolate indulgence.

It is never a bad idea to let someone know that they are loved with a card, flowers or chocolates, but imagine this: after having a romantic night out, your partner now wants to continue the celebration in the bedroom, but what if you are just not feeling it?

Most people have days when they are just not in the mood, however if it were more frequent, low sex-drive could potentially put strain on your relationship.

Fortunately, for those who are struggling in the bedroom, there are ways to increase sex drive and one option may be as easy as changing up your diet.

Here are my 5 favorite fuel foods to increase libido and sex drive:

  1. Steak – One of the main reasons couples stop having sex is because they are tired, fatigued and stressed out. There is however a biological component that comes into play: fatigue in women is due to iron deficiency. This is a common deficiency and can result in making anyone feel like getting intimate is last of their list, but red meat is full of iron and one of my top foods to increase libido.

  1. Asparagus – Did you know a women’s libido is often inhibited by the imbalance of hormones? To regain balance of our hormones it is suggested that we add Asparagus to our diet. Rich in Vitamin B6, asparagus can control our levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, it also decreases prolactin, another hormone that decreases libido in women.

Asparagus also known for containing folate, which increases histamine in our bodies, which is an essential component for maintaining our sex drive.

  1. Dark Chocolate – With a sinfully good taste, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) shouldn’t have any trouble making its way onto your dessert menu as one of your go-to aphrodisiacs this month. Research has shown that women who made a daily habit of eating dark chocolate, had a higher sex drive than women who did not. Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, known as “the love drug”, which is closely related to amphetamines, (a central nervous stimulant) that can give us the feeling of alertness and content.
  2. Watermelon – A popular summer fruit, or a natural form of Viagra?

Watermelon is rich in L-citrulline, an amino acid that supports the body by optimizing blood flow when converted into L-arginine and then to nitric oxide. Just like Viagra, L-citrulline increases blood flow to sexual organs but without the negative side effects.

  1. Lastly, and personally my favourite, is Red Wine. This delicious elixir is beneficial in antioxidants that triggers nitric oxide production in the blood, which relaxes artery walls. As with many foods on this list that increase blood flow down south, red wine is simultaneously the best way to boost your libido and calm those pre-date jitters.

Food, love and sex have a long history, and one that is rooted in our DNA. It is hard to feel romantic on an empty stomach, so if you are looking to feed your partner in hope to heighten sensations closely related to those experienced when being intimate, I strongly suggested to consider these “aphrodisiac-like” foods when cooking this month.

Blog post was written by Danielle Nagel

Connect with her on social media: @daniellenagelfit_

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Relieving Migraines Through Touch?…. WHAT??

Relieving Migraines Through Touch?…. WHAT??

Body Stress Release…
What is it?
How can it help my stress levels?

One of our Beauty Warriors went on a mission to uncover some truths about what Body Stress Release is all about with professional practitioner Stuart Garvie….

Misconception number 1…Isn’t it just like massaging?

No, although some of it might feel like a massage, BSR’s focus is to activate the body’s healing abilities through a precise technique, not to stretch out tight muscles, since these tight muscles are often a reaction to the stress built up in your body in the first place.

The next thing most people want to know is what is it and how can it help me?

We have put together some FAQ to help with the process of understanding and delving into the truths of this awesome treatment.

Does BSR really work?

I first found BSR after a car accident, this left me with anxiety about driving I suffered with neck problems, and nothing worked to fix it. The frustration of not being healthy and not being able to live my daily life to the fullest got to me and I eventually gave in to family requests for me to try BSR. It worked and it has worked for me ever since. It worked so well and it changed my life so much that I decided that I would study it further and be able to change people’s lives like I had my life changed.

Don’t believe me yet? Here is a direct quote from one of my clients about her 9 year old grandson, who now comes for sessions once every month; “Thank you Stuart for helping my Grandson who was being bullied at school. His confidence is on the mend, and with a few more sessions I am confident that this bad experience will be healed.”
There are dozens of testimonies just like this, and for so many more problems that people face daily and for more unique problems out there. We are here to help as many people as we can, and would love to help you.

Stuart Garvie, answered some of the more FAQ
Who can benefit from Body Stress Release (BSR)?

Anyone, from people sitting behind a desk all day and feeling the stress build up in their back and shoulders to people who are active at every moment but have always had that knee that gives them trouble. BSR is for everyone!

Is there an age limit to BSR?
No, none at all. BSR is extremely gentle and adaptive to any age and body, from newborn babies to the elderly.

How does it differ from other health practices?
We do not diagnose or treat any specific condition or disease, and do not focus on one body part either. Its primary focus is to locate and release tension stored in the muscles so that the body, as a whole, can start its’ own healing process.

How many sessions will I need?
It varies greatly from person to person but, we recommend that every client come for at least 3 initial sessions and at the end of the 3rd session we convene on the results and work from there.

I have had a lot of operations though, can you still work on me?
Yes, most definitely! Although we do not work directly on replacements we do release stored tension surrounding the areas that will help with mobility and function.

Do I need to undress or wear any special clothes?
No, clients remain fully clothed with their shoes on during the session.

To find out more information or to book your first session with Stuart and BSR contact him today,

Stuart Garvie
MBSRA (SA)
0660530726
bodystressrelease.stuart@gmail.com
www.bodystressrelease.com.

 

 

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse………

Just the near mention of a Deep Cleanse Facial sends most people running for the hills, in anticipation of extractions. So the question Begs……to Cleanse or not to Cleanse, is it really necessary?

While there are many ways to look at this I would like to break it down on an Anatomical and Physiological level, no complicated science jargon, promise.

As we know the skin is the largest organ providing protection from bacteria, microbes and harsh chemicals. Is also responsible for temperature control, prevents large amounts of moisture loss and reacts to sensation.

Skin also plays an important role aesthetically. People can often make assumptions as to your internal health and wellbeing by just looking at your skin. It’s called the mirror effect; whereby internal body conditions such as stress and illness reflects in some way on the skin. The right care helps to preserve the skin’s health and beauty. So yes, deep cleansing facials assist in maintaining good skin health.

Let’s take it a step further, the skin is made up of 3 layers- Hypodermis bottom layer which is the fatty cushioning layer , Dermis being the functional middle layer, mainly responsible for skin structure and the Epidermis being the top layer.

The epidermis is the visible protective layer, holds hydration but also shows all the skins tell tales such as blackheads (comedones), white heads (milia), breakouts, sebum production (oiliness) and all associated dry and ageing skin symptoms.

Regular cell turnover every 28 days is imperative in the epidermis; it does however change with age and certain skin conditions. This process is extremely important as it regulates the re-birth of new cells and sloughing of dead skin build up on the outer epidermis (stratum corneum). The continuous process maintains the skin’s strength, helping wear and tear. Through, thorough exfoliation deep cleanse facials assist in sloughing the extra dead skin build up bringing new healthy skin to the surface.

A very common problem that arises is when cells from the lining of pores (keratinocytes) being to shed they can mix with sebum and clog the pore. This is the precursor to acne. Pores may also appear larger, if oil builds up inside pores, or if tissue surrounding the pore becomes agitated. I must admit that together with a good exfoliation, extraction wins the gold medal for combating these skin issues.

So the verdict is in deep Cleansing Facials do assist with a more radiant, healthy looking skin.

I would suggest having them every 3-4 weeks especially if there are visible changes in the skin. For very pustular acne I would consult a dermatologist.

Expect to pay anything from R350 up.

Body Stress Release

Body Stress Release…
What is it?
How can it help my stress levels?

One of our Beauty Warriors went on a mission to uncover some truths about what Body Stress Release is all about with professional practitioner Stuart Garvie….

Misconception number 1…Isn’t it just like massaging?

No, although some of it might feel like a massage, BSR’s focus is to activate the body’s healing abilities through a precise technique, not to stretch out tight muscles, since these tight muscles are often a reaction to the stress built up in your body in the first place.

The next thing most people want to know is what is it and how can it help me?

We have put together some FAQ to help with the process of understanding and delving into the truths of this awesome treatment.

Does BSR really work?

I first found BSR after a car accident, this left me with anxiety about driving I suffered with neck problems, and nothing worked to fix it. The frustration of not being healthy and not being able to live my daily life to the fullest got to me and I eventually gave in to family requests for me to try BSR. It worked and it has worked for me ever since. It worked so well and it changed my life so much that I decided that I would study it further and be able to change people’s lives like I had my life changed.

Don’t believe me yet? Here is a direct quote from one of my clients about her 9 year old grandson, who now comes for sessions once every month; “Thank you Stuart for helping my Grandson who was being bullied at school. His confidence is on the mend, and with a few more sessions I am confident that this bad experience will be healed.” 
There are dozens of testimonies just like this, and for so many more problems that people face daily and for more unique problems out there. We are here to help as many people as we can, and would love to help you.

Stuart Garvie, answered some of the more FAQ
Who can benefit from Body Stress Release (BSR)?

Anyone, from people sitting behind a desk all day and feeling the stress build up in their back and shoulders to people who are active at every moment but have always had that knee that gives them trouble. BSR is for everyone!

Is there an age limit to BSR?
No, none at all. BSR is extremely gentle and adaptive to any age and body, from newborn babies to the elderly.

How does it differ from other health practices?
We do not diagnose or treat any specific condition or disease, and do not focus on one body part either. Its primary focus is to locate and release tension stored in the muscles so that the body, as a whole, can start its’ own healing process.

How many sessions will I need?
It varies greatly from person to person but, we recommend that every client come for at least 3 initial sessions and at the end of the 3rd session we convene on the results and work from there.

I have had a lot of operations though, can you still work on me?
Yes, most definitely! Although we do not work directly on replacements we do release stored tension surrounding the areas that will help with mobility and function.

Do I need to undress or wear any special clothes?
No, clients remain fully clothed with their shoes on during the session.

To find out more information or to book your first session with Stuart and BSR contact him today,
Stuart Garvie
MBSRA (SA)
0660530726
bodystressrelease.stuart@gmail.com
www.bodystressrelease.com.

How to keep the “girls” healthy

How to keep the “girls” healthy

Just because October is over, doesn’t mean we should worry less about our breast health. Here’s a few tips on how to keep the girls healthy all year round.

Eat your veggies

Consume more cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), dark leafy greens, carrots, tomatoes, citrus fruits, berries and cherries.

Exercise Regularly

We all know exercise is important for your general health overall. Try adopt an active lifestyle. Aim for 30 minutes or more of moderate aerobic activity at least five days per week

Less Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the most well established dietary risk factor for breast cancer. Women who consume more than two glasses of alcohol a day are at higher risk.

QUIT Smoking

The risk of many cancers, including breast cancer, and other health problems increases if you smoke.

Do your monthly at home check up

We all know how important it is to know our own breasts. Do it monthly, 7 days after your cycle. If there is ANYTHING irregular, go see your doc, ladies.

 

The only beauty supplement you’ll ever need – Beauty Greens

The only beauty supplement you’ll ever need – Beauty Greens

Have you been looking for that all-in-one magic supplement to just do the most for your hair, skin and nails without having to take 9 different vitamins and minerals? We have found the solutions for you. Beauty Gen has created a 5-in-1 beauty booster called Beauty Greens that makes it super easy for you to take ALL the necessary ingredients to promote beautiful skin, hair and nails all at once, without the fuss.

Here’s the lowdown. Beauty Greens consists of 5 key ingredients. These ingredients are natural and haven’t been damaged by heat. Here are more on each of the 5 ingredients in Beauty Greens.

  1. Collagen

It promotes plump, wrinkle-free, supple skin, supports healthy aging, it strengthens your nails and builds long, thick hair. It supports all the connective tissues, promoting healthy joints and strong bones along with supporting lean muscle mass, strength and enhances muscle regeneration.

     2. Probiotics

Probiotics helps to balance out the good bacteria in your digestive system and alleviates digestive discomforts. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to help tackle skin issues and promoting a clearer complexion. Probiotics also hydrates the skin, builds collagen and strenghtens the skin’s barrier function. It supports the liver, help eliminate toxins and free radicals, contributing to a smoother, more youthful complexion. It supports the immune system, digestive system and general health, nourishing your body from within.

      3. Omega-3’s

Omega-3’s are powerful anti-inflammatories that helps to tackle skin issues such as psoriasis, allergies and acne. It strenghtens the skin barrier function, helping to hold moisture in and keep irritants out. It combats dry, brittle hair follicles, promotes stronger and shinier hair too. In the same way, it promotes stronger nails too. It helps preventing heart disease and strokes, it also assists in lowering the blood pressure and supporting a healthy immune system.

      4. Vitamin C

Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis and speeds up the healing of wounds, brightens the skin and battles free radical damage with antioxidants. It figts bacteria on the scalp, thanks to it’s antiviral properties and may help to even combat hair loss and prevent premature greying. It also assists in supporting a healthy immune system.

      5. Superfoods

This helps your body reach its quota, giving it the tools it needs to run at and look it’s best. High in vitamins and minerals, superfood improve all processes in the body. A rainbow of phytonutrients means a rich supply of antiioxidants – one of your best anti-aging weapons. Once again supports a healthy immune system, containing 50 organic superfoods ranging from Kale and Wheat Grass to Beetroot, Berries and even 10 medicinal mushrooms.

With Beauty Greens you won’t ever have to question if there is a lack of anything in your system or not.

You can miz this in with your morning porridge, smoothies, yogurt, smoothie bowls and even have it just as it is mixed with a bit of milk or water.

 

Green Juice : Glow From Within

Green Juice : Glow From Within

We all want it, we all envy babes who have it and we are all wondering how they do it. We here to tell you it is not as hard as you think it is and that you too can glow from within without having to put on about 4l of face & body oil.

Hydration

We here this ALL.THE.TIME and it is probably one of those things we all know we should be doing but don’t always stick to 2l a day. This makes a huge difference. Drinking 2l of water today won’t have you glowing tomorrow BUT drinking AT LEAST 1l a day (try for more though) will certainly have you glowing in a few weeks time.

Green Juice

Water isn’t the only glow from within magic potion and I want to rather swift focus onto green juice and how amazing green juice is for your skin. This is tried and tested and know from personal experience that green juice is absolutely amazing for clearing up the skin and having it glow from within.
I had a green juice daily for a month & the difference I saw in my skin after just 7 days of doing this was incredible. While green juice doesn’t only just do wonders for the skin, it really does do so much for your overall health and wellness too.

– It keeps your hair looking healthy too
– It has you feeling more energised during the day
– It boosts your immune system
– And it assists in weightloss

I think the magic is in the word GREEN. And incorporating a lot of green veggies into your daily meals and beverages does make the world of a difference.