Come Hang With Me on Pinterest!

Don’t you get a little overwhelmed by all the social media sometimes? I know I do. Right now, I manage the blog, am heavy on Facebook, have the YouTube channel, and maintain a Twitter presence. So, when all this talk of Pinterest came up, I said, “Hell no”.

UNTIL…

When I juice (Day 11, by the way), my sleeping cycles are insane. One morning around 4AM, I was wide awake and found myself playing around on Pinterest for some odd reason. I had set up an account on a whim MONTHS ago, and found myself with a bunch of followers already.

HOURS LATER, I emerged with boards, posts, videos… tons of stuff! 

We are such visual people by nature. One of the things I love about Pinterest is the ability to post all these great raw food and juice photos I’ve accumulated over the months. It’s a way to show people the true beauty of the living food we eat! It’s also cool to see the creations and photos other people post and re-pin (see? I’m even getting the lingo!). I translate that into a true love of all things living. 

So, if you’re on Pinterest, let’s connect! I definitely don’t think I’m expanding my social media too much more (way to much to manage!), but this is just too much fun not to play with. Let’s spread the juicy good word through pictures!

These are some of the images I’ve pinned, by the way. Aren’t they gorgeous?

The Simple Truth About Alkaline vs. Acidity

So, tell me the truth… when you hear people begin to spout terms like “alkalinity” and “acidosis”, do you begin to glaze over and mentally replay last night’s episode of American Idol? Yeah, I used to as well. Well, not American Idol… maybe Breaking Bad or Mad Men. Ooooh, Jon Hamm!

Wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah! ALKALINITY! Sorry about that. Back to the subject at hand!

Like I said… I USED to. But now that I understand how important alkaline foods are to the body and how damaging acidic foods are, my ears perk up every time I hear the terminology and I have the urge to reach for the nearest bunch of kale. 

The video below is one of the simplest, most entertaining explanations I’ve seen on the topic. The video is about 9 minutes long and worth every second! I promise that you won’t glaze over:

Fascinating, huh? 

Here are two great resources on alkaline foods and how acidic foods are harmful to the body (click the underlined links to see the full articles):

12 Reasons to Avoid Acids and Stay Alkaline: Some of the harmful effects of acidic foods in the body are allergies, excess mucous, high blood pressure and excess fat. Yep… FAT! Adding more alkaline foods to your system can decrease your weight. See? A perfect reason to be chompin’ on some spinach! 

The 7 Most Alkaline Foods: I LOVE this list! Why? Because they are all ingredients I can throw in my juicer or blender! Imagine… you could have ONE juice with spinach, broccoli, kale, bell pepper, cucumber and celery (and throw a little apple, lemon and ginger in there for taste) for breakfast. That would give you HUGE antioxidants, HUGE alkalinity, HUGE chlorophyll, HUGE detoxification nutrients, AND the recommended “5 Veggies a Day” before 9am! You cannot beat that! 

I hope this simplifies the topic a bit for you. Get yo’ alkaline on! 

Here It Is! The Natural Products Video!

After the Baggy Skin video, I got SOOOOOOO many questions!

“What is black soap?!?!?!”
“Where can I buy those products you talked about?”
“Can I really use that for my skin?”
“What brands do you recommend?”

Well, here’s the response to those questions… The Natural Products Video! And here are the links to the products I mention:

1. Nutiva coconut oil (15 oz tub)
2. Crystal Rock deodorant
3. African shea butter
4. Dr. Woods liquid black soap
5. Nubian Heritage black soap (bar)
6. Nubian Heritage black soap body wash (a great add with the bar soap!)
7. Tooth Soap (peppermint flavor!)

Love your skin! Love your body!