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Fatigue Fighters

Do you ever hit 2 or 3pm in the afternoon and you feel exhausted? What do you reach for as your fatigue fighter? Hopefully it is not a sugary energy drink! The occasional afternoon drag can hit me, so I have looked into some natural fatigue fighters, and I have to say I quite enjoy them!

 

Lemons give your body a natural boost just by smelling them! Add them to your water and get the scent and alkaline boost your body needs!

 

Goji Berries are a great source of energy if you’re anemic.  Goji berries are rich in both fiber and red blood cell boosting iron.

 

Yogurt contains an amino acid called Tyrosine which helps fight fatigue and boosts blood levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, resulting in a mood and mental boost.

 

Nuts are a good snack as they are rich in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that help you think more clearly and keep you focused. Omega-3 fats are especially fluid and flexible help maximize the brain cell’s ability to absorb nutrients and eliminate wastes. Walnuts contain Omega-3.

 

Peppermint has an invigorating aroma that helps you stay focused and alert thus boosting mental performance. Peppermint oil, peppermint tea,  and peppermint gum are all good options.

 

Pineapple is full of vitamin C and will help you fight fatigue by stimulating the norepinephrine in your brain. Norepinephrine is a key hormone in the flight or fight response that helps keep you alert and energized.

 

Sunflower Seeds have a huge energy boosting capacity and are loaded with protein, iron, B vitamins, copper and magnesium.

 

Green Tea gives a perky energetic boost plus it is full of antioxidants.

 

Just plain old water can do the trick too! If you are dehydrated your cells will receive nutrients less efficiently leading to fatigue. You can increase your water intake in the form of water rich fruits, fruit juices, soups, herbal tea…

 

And that is my list of natural ways to boost that afternoon drag…my favorite fatigue fighters!

 

 

 

Posted in Food, Health & Wellness | September 5 th , 2015 | 0 Comments

Lip Conditioners

Beautycounter Lip Conditioners repair dry, chapped lips and keeps them moist, smooth, and supple. Wear it alone on bare lips or under your favorite Lip Sheer any time your lips need extra moisture or are particularly dry. The perfect lip conditioning duo: one with the sweet scent of Calendula Officinalis Flower and Chamomile Oils, and the other with refreshing notes of Peppermint and Rosemary Leaf Oils.

 

Not only is this one of the most moisturizing lip balms out there, but it’s formulated with Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil, which all have intrinsically regenerative properties. That sweet scent you smell? It’s Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil and Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Oil whose anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin.

 

 

Many lip formulas contain unhealthy ingredients, including BHA, parabens, and undisclosed “fragrances”. Some lip balms also contain petrolatum, which may be contaminated with toxic chemicals like PAHs, which are endocrine disruptors. Our Lip Conditioner does not have any of these unhealthy ingredients.

 

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Beautycounter Lip Conditioner: Peppermint Balm

 

Ultra nourishment for whenever you need it. Our team worked to create the most moisturizing lip balm out there formulated with Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil – all that have intrinsically regenerative properties. That tingle you feel? It’s refreshing Peppermint and Rosemary Leaf Oils. Apply as needed, particularly when your lips are vulnerable to the elements, or simply when dry or chapped. Size: 0.4 oz.

 

– Safe lip formula

– Conditions lips for a soft, moisturized feel

– Cool, refreshing flavor from peppermint oil

 

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Beautycounter Lip Conditioner: Calendula Balm

Not only is this one of the most moisturizing lip balms out there, but it’s formulated with Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil, which all have intrinsically regenerative properties. That sweet scent you smell? It’s Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil and Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Oil whose anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin.

 

– Safe lip formula

– Conditions lips for a soft, moisturized feel

– Soothing, subtle flavor from calendula and chamomile oils

 

 

Posted in Health & Wellness | June 9 th , 2015 | 0 Comments



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