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Yoga for PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Menstrual Pains)

What is PMS?

Premenstrual syndrome is a very common phenomenon among women, affecting around 75% of the women during their lifetime, in their reproductive stage. PMS is characterized by a certain few specific behaviors. These symptoms of premenstrual syndrome include bloating, abdominal cramps, mood swings, depression, irritability and anxiety, especially in the two week period that happens to fall between menses and ovulation.

It’s a beautiful day by the bay to go for a walk. Lottie’s thirsty! #lovesandiego (Taken with Instagram)

It’s a beautiful day by the bay to go for a walk. Lottie’s thirsty! #lovesandiego (Taken with Instagram)

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What is your Acne telling you based on its location? Face mapping, this is cool!

I found this on pinterest… and think that it makes so much sense.




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Acne, Beauty, Face, face mapping, pimple, Skin, Skincare, solutions, spots, zits

Try it out: Here is how to decode breakouts in the basic areas.

1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.
7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.
Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!
Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).
Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.
14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just becuase you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!


From :: http://thebeautygypsy.com/what-is-your-acne-telling-you/
Xo!
Ciara

What is your Acne telling you based on its location? Face mapping, this is cool!

I found this on pinterest… and think that it makes so much sense.

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Try it out: Here is how to decode breakouts in the basic areas.

1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.

3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.

4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!

6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.

7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.

Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!

Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

Zone 13: StomachStep up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.

14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!

So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just becuase you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!

From :: http://thebeautygypsy.com/what-is-your-acne-telling-you/

Xo!

Ciara

Surprise! Sunday Funday Pancakes : #happyhusband!

Mix whole wheat pancake batter

Add ground flaxseed meal

Add toppings to batter like dark chocolate chips or m&m’s

Swirl natural Peanut Butter on top and add Agave syrup too!

Such a great treat before a busy work week!

Surprise! Sunday Funday Pancakes : #happyhusband!

Mix whole wheat pancake batter

Add ground flaxseed meal

Add toppings to batter like dark chocolate chips or m&m’s

Swirl natural Peanut Butter on top and add Agave syrup too!

Such a great treat before a busy work week!

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake Recipe - too good to be true? Nope!
Oh my gosh, this blog cracks me up!
A 19 year old girl named Yammie cooks for her family of seven! In her About Me section she shares that "all I want in life is to make people smile, whether it’s by making them laugh or by feeding them good food." I think we can relate to each other there.
She made up this "healthy peanut butter chocolate cupcake recipe" and after reviewing the ingredients…. I say, if you’re gonna eat a cupcake have one like this.
Here’s what Yammie says about having chocolate for breakfast and why she added protein to this recipe to keep herself from binging on pencils. <—- Yes she said it, not me. 

The only bad part about having chocolate for breakfast, is that 20 minutes later your head starts buzzing. Your stomach starts churning. Your eyes start bulging. And then the hunger strikes. You still have hours till it’s time for your lunch break. You get frantic and start eating pencils. This is not good.  So, I made a new invention. Cupcakes with protein. And fruit. And vegetables. And whole wheat. And no butter or oil. Yes. You heard me right. But don’t tell anyone. The healthiness is completely undetectable, I promise. 

Recipe straight from her blog <—- CLICK HERE

Xo!
Ciara

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake Recipe - too good to be true? Nope!

Oh my gosh, this blog cracks me up!

A 19 year old girl named Yammie cooks for her family of seven! In her About Me section she shares that "all I want in life is to make people smile, whether it’s by making them laugh or by feeding them good food." I think we can relate to each other there.

She made up this "healthy peanut butter chocolate cupcake recipe" and after reviewing the ingredients…. I say, if you’re gonna eat a cupcake have one like this.

Here’s what Yammie says about having chocolate for breakfast and why she added protein to this recipe to keep herself from binging on pencils. <—- Yes she said it, not me.

The only bad part about having chocolate for breakfast, is that 20 minutes later your head starts buzzing. Your stomach starts churning. Your eyes start bulging. And then the hunger strikes. You still have hours till it’s time for your lunch break. You get frantic and start eating pencils. This is not good.

So, I made a new invention. Cupcakes with protein. And fruit. And vegetables. And whole wheat. And no butter or oil. Yes. You heard me right.

But don’t tell anyone. The healthiness is completely undetectable, I promise. 

Recipe straight from her blog <—- CLICK HERE

Xo!

Ciara

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Make cooking more fun with fashion-forward and functional kitchen accessories. TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shows off fun and funky items that will add some style to cooking and hosting.

I loved this segment on Today! I think I want all of these things. Good for fun and creative bridal shower and wedding gifts. <3 this pineapple slicer and measurement apron - love, love, love!

Firework Cake Pops and Chocolate PB Strawberries, two 10-minute recipes made with 4-ingredients that you may already have on hand :: chocolate chips, marshmallows, peanut butter, strawberries (oh, and sprinkles too)! They even passed the “Hubby Taste Test” (scroll to 6:30…)

Firework Marshmallow Cake Pops&#160;: Two 10-minute dessert recipes for the 4th of July made w/ 3-ingredients :: marshmallows, chocolate chips, strawberries (oh, and sprinkles)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVG4_KpmGmQ

Firework Marshmallow Cake Pops : Two 10-minute dessert recipes for the 4th of July made w/ 3-ingredients :: marshmallows, chocolate chips, strawberries (oh, and sprinkles)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVG4_KpmGmQ

Firework peanut butter strawberries&#160;: salty and sweet, rich and delicious! (Taken with Instagram)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVG4_KpmGmQ

Firework peanut butter strawberries : salty and sweet, rich and delicious! (Taken with Instagram)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVG4_KpmGmQ