Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"The Drink Of The Gods" will help you to quit coffee

Coffee and Cigarettes... even though I quit smoking several years ago just thinking about the image I still want to light up and sip into the magic cup. I still romanticize the taste and the feeling every day... no wonder Jim Jarmusch dedicated a great movie to these 2 substances.
I love coffee, the taste the smell, the tingle... it's my only legal drug that I can get high on after all these years. As much as I love it, recently I decided to cut back from 5 cups to one cup a day. Since I'm not a morning person and I find green tea very acidic, I went on the mission to find the healthiest substitute out there. 

Yerba Mate has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage. 
Yerba Mate was discovered centuries ago in South America and has been revered as the “drink of the gods” and consumed to enhance health, vitality, and longevity. With 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants and naturally occurring caffeine, yerba mate triumphs as nature’s most balanced stimulant.

Yerba Mate contains caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine, well-known stimulants also found in tea, coffee and chocolate. Unlike coffee, Yerba Mate is not oily and acid forming, so it is less likely to cause stomach acid and jitters.
Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana; yerba mate is the healthiest, delivering both energy and nutrition.
I never thought I could cut back or would think about putting down coffee... The organic Guayaki brand has amazing flavors like chai, chocolate or raspberry; if you miss your lattes, these natural flavors taste great with almond milk or soy milk added to it.
After getting on the the mate routine your coffee will never taste the same.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Simply Divine Botanicals, the skincare line that truly works

I'm truly obsessed with my skin. I always had flawless great olive toned skin and the matching piercing blue eyes, but of course I always wanted more... Some women want to be rich and skinny... the magic word for me is "young".
I tried everything that promised to make me look like the Coppertone baby or a glowing teenager out of the Palisades or Malibu. Money wasn't a matter, vegan wasn't the only option... From Cream La Mer through Kinerase to Dr Hauschka I tested and used everything, and I religiously passed them on to mom after not seeing the promised miraculous difference after a month.

Then about a year ago I got introduced to Amazing Face by Simply Divine Botanicals by a gorgeous man with better skin and nicer eyes than mine... I've not used anything else since. 
This Vegas based 100% natural line is created by Herbalist Barbara Rogers who uses energy work creating these amazing products. Amazing Face, Pack Your Bags They Are Leaving, Black Velvet, You Can't Zit Here just a few names of the great products sold at the best health food stores and raw restaurants.

I feel like a million bucks without spending a lot of cash on these fantastic products. Well, it's hard not to feel great when the ingredient list starts with Love and Gratitude.

Chlorella The Ultimate Fountain of Youth #1

My favorite miracle supplement, that changed my life forever called Chlorella, a single-celled algae that grows in fresh water. My skin, my glow, my energy level changed almost overnight, I truly believe I found the ultimate fountain of youth. 

Chlorella is thought to boost the immune system and help fight infection. It has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn's disease. It is also used to treat constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Chlorella has been used to treat cancer and also help protect the body from the effects of cancer radiation treatment.
The algae, which is a popular food supplement in Asia and has been used as energy-producing food for centuries, is often used to prevent or curb the spread of cancer and enhance immunity.
Chlorella is now used as an adjunct supplement during radiation treatment for cancer. Its abundance of chlorophyll is known to protect the body against ultraviolet radiation.
It is a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% protein, 18 amino acids and various vitamins and minerals. 
More than 20 vitamins and minerals are found in chlorella, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, B1, B2, B2, B5, B6, B12, E and K, biotin, inositol, folic acid, plus vitamins C, E and K.

Now you know my answer when I get the question about the source of my protein :).

Welcome to my blog

I don't know how do you feel about it, but I try to avoid people who give me the guilt trip, judge and preach. 
I'm vegan, sober and loving it, but I'm not here to preach or convert; I know there is a long road from junk food to veganism. Sometimes a small change can make a huge difference when it comes to health.

I love when people ask me "You don't eat meat or drink then what do you do for fun?" or when the most judgemental anti health conscious chicks ask me about my secret about looking young and glowing all the time. Deep down I always wanted to change the big picture and the perception of being vegan and sober. As much as I love the 70's, the new-age hairy lethargic BO scented granola image is so obsolete; it's done.

I'm Medea, it took me over 30 years to find my way, my life purpose, my calling and the journey still goes on. I had an amazing life so far with big highs and bigger lows that I wouldn't trade for anything. 
Whatever your path or truth is, there is an undeniable universal shift is in progress; it's in the news, in our lives and all around us. If we want to live a happy healthy life we have to change our ways, because the old ways are expiring. Eating healthy, nourishing our body and soul can be the first step to make our World a better place.