Tuesday

Get Your Hair Summer And Beach Ready With NAAT BRAZILIAN KERATIN DAILYCARE From nuNAAT

Summer is just right around the corner. Finally!!!  We had such a long, long cold winter here in Pennsylvania.   I am so ready for the warm weather, but my hair is a mess.  I want to get it looking nice for our Beach Vacation.

Cold weather has been really hard on my hair.  I have some natural curl to my hair and if I don't make it curl, it looks frizzy.  Maybe it is because I am older.  I remember seeing old ladies with fuzzy hair and thinking, " I Hope My Hair Never Looks Like That "  Guess What?  My hair looks exactly like that!





Whatever the reason, cold weather or old hair... I need to get my hair heathy for summer and the beach.


nuNAAT has all different collections to treat all types of hair and hair problems.     The NAAT BRAZILIAN KERATIN DAILY CARE will build damage resistance and improve hair health.  Exactly what I need!!  Healthy Hair!!







NAAT BRAZILIAN KERATIN DAILY CARE
WITH GREEN KERATIN
Your hair yourney may not have been the easiest, but with the right help, you can very simply restore its nutritional balance, and have smooth, strong and flexible hair.  What we all desire, is that salon fresh confidence in our hair-everyday.  NAAT Brazilian Keratin Daily Care Collection is perfect for both restoration, and maintaining hair perfectly straightened in between professional treatments.  Gain control no matter your texture or hair type, the NAAT Brazilian Kertin Daily Care treatment is for you.  From the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom, you regenerate and strengthen hair fibers while restoring the natural shine and softness.  The treatment repairs damaged cuticles and seals them, while turning down the frizz, reducing your volume.

Benefits 
. Works with all hair types to repair cuticle damage
. Regenerates and strengthens hair fibers while restoring natural shine and softness
. Seals hair cuticles to reduce volume and frizz
. Makes hair resilient and healthy
. Formaldehyde and sodium chloride free

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo
This shampoo is prepared sodium chloride free with mild surfactants (foaming agents), Green Keratin and amino acids all which provide a deep cleansing without being too abrasive.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
This conditioner contains high-capacity conditioning ingredients to make detangling a breeze.  It works to reduce frizz and tame unruly hair.  For best results, use daily with the Brazilian Keratin Deep Moisturizing Shampoo.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Intensive Hair Mask
This can be used in place of the Deep Moisturizing Conditioner after using the Deep Moisturizing Shampoo.  The mask will intensely hydrate and repair hair fibers.  Leave in for 10-20 minutes before rinsing well.  You can use this every 1-2 weeks as necessary.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor
A non rinse formula.  Apply desired amount to freshly shampooed and conditioned hair.  Wait a few minutes before blow drying as usual, and feel the results immediately.  The leave-in is activated by the blow dryer and flat iron will seal hair cuticles causing keratin to effectively penetrate hair fibers.  Designed for frequent use or as needed.

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Serum Ultra Shine
The Ultra Shine contains a special silicone formula that creates a film that protects hair against environmental damage, keeping it moisturized and providing extra conditioning, more shine and increased flexibility.  you can apply this to your wet or dry hair evenly distributing a small amount, as often as desired.

I don't even have to tell you which one is the before and which is the after picture... and this was after only one week of use.  My hair on the right is so much less frizzy.
















Now, as you can see, I have a little more body to my hair and it isn't as flat.  The curly actually make my hair look a lot shorter than it is and the length is what pulls my hair to make it look so flat.











If you would like to learn more about all the products offered, check out nuNAAT.  You can also visit them on nuNAAT facebook or on twitter @nuNAAT

Monday

Fresh n Lean ~ Delicious And Healthy Meal Service

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, you know I DON'T DO CANE SUGAR!!  I only use natural sweetners.   I also try to eat as organic as I can with as few carbs as possible.     There are a lot of foods I just won't eat.  I pretty much stick to things that are fresh and no preservatives.

When I got the chance to do a review for Fresh n' Lean, I can tell you... I was pretty skeptical.    There is no way I thought this company could make food that I would eat and like.   Then the food packages arrived!
Impressed!! Yes I am! I could not believe that someone could make meals for me, that not only would I eat, but enjoy eating.

Meals start at $15 Shipping included!!







I know I have mentioned before that traveling can be tough to stick to a diet. Not with Fresh n' Lean!!  They will ship anywhere in the U.S.  Even to a hotel!!  All you need is a refrigerator.  When we go to Atlantic City, I have a very hard time finding food there that I can eat.  That is one of the worst places for me to travel... and my Hubs loves going there.  Now, I will be able to eat healthy no matter where we roam.

Let me tell you what impresses me about Fresh n Lean.. By the way.. It is great for those on the Candida Diet!!!
They actually cater to specific needs and diets.
Their food delivery is great if you are looking for
. Healthy Meals
. Plant-Based Meals
. Weight Loss Meals
. Gluten Free Meals
. Vegetarian Meals
. Organic Meals
. Low Carb Meals
Fresh n' Lean is 100% plant based food delivery service.

So lets take a look at some of my meals.  By the way.... There was enough food that I got 2 meals out of each container.

Cauliflower Blackbeans with Yams
Ingredients: Blackbean, cauliflower, carrot, sweet potato, tomato paste, celery, onion, cumin, paprika, coriander, garlic, coconut oil, black pepper, sea salt and filtered water

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites and I eat a lot of beans.  These were perfectly spiced.

Mixed Berry Chia Pudding
Ingredients: Chia seed, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut milk and sea salt

If you have not eaten Chia pudding before, you are missing out.  This was the perfect end to my meal.



Raspberry Poppy-Seed Muffins
Ingredients: Gluten free flour, maple syrup, lemon zest, raspberry, baking soda, vanilla extract and sea salt

Were these muffins ever good!!  I heated them for about 15 minutes in the toaster oven.  Delicious!!  A slight crunch on the outside and moist in the middle.   I didn't want to share these with my Hubs, but I did.  I don't think he wanted to share with me either.  I can't say enough about how fresh and tasty these were.

Banana Breakfast Oatmeal
Ingredients: Gluten free rolled oat, maple syrup, banana, walnuts, almond, raisin, date, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt and filtered water.

I told my Hubs that this was the best oatmeal I have ever tasted!!  It tasted so good that I didn't want to ruin it putting milk over it.  I like it with some real organic butter and agave.  There were so many nuts in this that it was like a special treat.   So good!

Coconut Yellow Curry Vegetables And Rice
Ingredients: Brown rice, saffron, cauliflower, onion, eggplant, carrot, sweet potato, coconut oil, garlic, lemongrass, shallot, galangal, dried red chili, coriander, kaffir lime peel, cumin, cinnamon, mace, tumeric, cardamon, sea salt and filtered water.

I was very happy to see that Fresh n Lean uses Brown Rice in this dish.  So many people try to feed me white rice.  No way do I eat white if I can help it.  

Rosemary White Beans With Kale
Ingredients: White bean, broccoli, zucchini, carrot, celery, onion, cherry tomato, kale, garlic, paprika, rosemary, nutritional yeast, coconut oil, majoram, black pepper, sea salt and filtered water.

My Hubs was hungry for beans one night, he wanted pinto beans and cornbread.  I told him I had these Rosemary White Beans With Kale in the refrigerator.  He said no, he wanted pinto beans.   No way was I making him pinto beans.  They take way to long and it was almost time to eat.   I put the White Beans in the oven, made the cornbread and put it in front of him.   For all his complaining, he ate every last bit of these and liked them!!!

Eggplant Ragu Pasta
Ingredients:  Brown rice pasta, onion, cherry tomato, eggplant, broccolini, carrot, red chard, tomato, coconut oil, garlic, parsley, thyme, marjoram, black pepper, sea salt and filtered water.

Italian Greens With Quinoa
Ingredients:  Quinoa, red chard, rainbow chard, cauliflower, onion, celery, nutritional yeast, garlic, marjoram, coconut oil, tomato, cremini mushroom, black pepper, sea salt and filtered water.

I was never a fan of Quinoa.  I only ever made it for breakfast and I can tell you ... I DIDN'T LIKE IT!!  But, after trying Fresh n Leans Italian Greens With Quinoa, I have completely changed my mind about quinoa.   This was very good.  In fact, I ate the whole thing in one sitting and wished I had more.

I want to say this again because it is important!!!  Fresh n Lean will cater to specific needs and diets.
I know when I was first going through trying to get rid of the candida in my body, I felt so sick and tired that I wished for someone to cook meals for me to help me heal.   Well here it is!!  Fresh n Lean can help with that.
The Fresh n Lean Healthy Meal Service would be great for the elderly as well.   I know when my Dad was alive, I searched in his hometown for someone to bring him meals.  He was a diabetic and do you know I had a very hard time getting anyone willing to make food for him the way I thought it should be made.   It just didn't happen.   Fresh n Lean cooks for you like you would cook for yourself if you had the time.    I am VERY impressed with their food and their service.

If you are interested in finding out more, check out Fresh n' Lean for yourself.   You can also connect with them on Fresh n' Lean Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/freshnlean ) or Twitter   (https://twitter.com/freshnlean)

Sunday

BoneJuvenate ~ The Women's Guide To Preventing And Treating Osteoporosis

I was sent the BoneJuvenate ~ The Women's guide to preventing and treating osteoporosis to see if these exercises will work for me.
They actually do work and there is no bone jarring moves that could damage my already fragile bones.

Osteoporosis and low bone mass are a major public health threat to more than 44 million people in the US alone, aged 50 and over.  Every 20 seconds someone suffers a bone fracture as a result of this "silent disease".  The good news is that osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable.  One of the key elements to maintaining or improving your bone heath is an effective exercise program.  Developed by health care professionals to help prevent and treat osteoporosis, BoneJuvenate is a 30 minute exercise program which
. Strengthens bones and muscles, including the core muscles of the body.
. Enhances Balance and Flexibility
. Help correct common postural problems.

Certified exercise trainer Estelle Underwood's precise and clear instruction utilizes ujjayi breathing to develop awareness and concentration.

Introduction by Alexandra Pettis, DC, CAS, Ayurvedic Chiropractor and Women's Health Care Specialist

Concludes with medical information on the disease and keys to prevention and treatment.

Who Can Benefit From This DVD
. Menopausal and perimenopausal women
. Women and men over the age of 35
. Those diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis
. Those with sedentary lifestyles
. Those with poor balance and high risk of falls and fractures
. Those with long term use of tobacco and alchol
. Those who are interested in improving general health and weight loss
. Those with long term use of medications such as
  Thyroid medications, steroids for asthma. Arthritis and gasrointestinal condidtions or autoimmune diseases,    etc., also those who take seziure medication.
. Those with prior history of fracture as an adult
. Those with eating disorders


So check me out doing one of the exercises.  I can feel it strengthing my core.  Yes I can!!  Once I started strengthening my core, not just using this DVD, but all the exercises I have been doing,  I feel so much less fragile.












For more information visit www.bonejuvenate.com
If you are interested in buy this BoneJuvenate DVD
http://bonejuvenate.com/products/

You can check out more DVD here
College Video
www.collagevideo.com

I am very serious about trying to reverse the osteoporosis that I was just diagnosed with...AGAIN.

Lift Weights To Lose Weight And Increase Bone Density With Kathy Smith

Lift Weights to Lose Weight?  Lifting weights adds lean muscle to boost your metabolism and helps burn more calories all day long!  In addition to toning and sculpting for a great looking body, using weights increases bone density helping to improve posture and and prevent osteoporosis.  With Kathy Smith's approach, you can get all these benefits in a quick workout that's fun and easy to do.

Kathy Smith's timeless COLLECTION Lift Weights to Lose Weight

This DVD contains
. 20 Minute Upper Body Routine
. 20 Minute Lower Body Routine
. Core Workout for Abs and Back
. Tips fore "Looking Thinner with Great Posture"
. Suitable for all fitness levels:
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
I have mentioned that I am doing everything I can to reverse the osteoporosis I was recently diagnosed with.
Lifting weights is just another great way for me to do that.  This DVD teaches me the correct way to lift them.  I don't want to be buff, I just want to be strong and fit.

I am doing anything and everything I can to prove to my Dr that I can do this!!!   He looked at me like I was from another world when I told him I was going to reverse the osteoporosis.  

If any of you know of any ways to reverse the osteoporosis without going on medication, I would be very open to listening.

About Kathy Smith
They call Kathy Smith "Women's Most Trusted Fitness Icon" for a reason.  Several, actually: Her online weight loss program, ReShape, combines downloadable workouts, food plans, shopping lists, and hundreds of recipes.  And her new DVD, FastFit, sounds the alarm on the bellyfat epidemic and blood sugar roller coaster with breakthrough techniques for long-term health.

Kathy Smith has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for more than 30 years.  With a collection of best selling books, videos, and audios and DVDs on walking, strength training, yoga, Pilates, dance, aerobics and nutrition.
Smith has sold $500 million in lifestyle products and fitness equipment and is a member of the Video Hall  of Fame.  Smith recently launched Ageless with Kathy Smith, a new age-fighting DVD workout line with award-winning producer Acacia that includes Staying Strong and Total Body Turnaround, and partnered with industry leader Stamina to develop a line of kettlebells for women called The Kettlebell Solution.

In addition to her DVD library, Smith is an accomplished author, with bestselling titles including The Feed Muscle Shrink Fat Diet and Moving Through Menopause.  She has contributed her expertise on health and wellness to countless media outlets, including Oprah, The Today Show, USA Today, Larry King Live, The View, The Los Angeles Times and many more.

Smith has partnered with Natural Factors, a leader in nutritional management, in an effort to educate on the importance of healthy eating and sensible exercise.  As spokesperson for the Natural Factors supplement PGX, Smith appeared in a national TV advertising campaign, and lended her image to product packaging sold throughout North America.

Ageless Energy, Smith's latest TV special, continues to air nationally on PBS.  With her "Four Pillars of Fitness Success at Any Age," she inspires viewers to shift their perspectives on fitness with a series of tools for boosting energy, stamina, strength and vitality.

The Los Angeles County Commission for Women named Smith "Woman of the Year" in 2011 for her work educating communities. Other recent accolades include the "Lifetime Achievement" award from IDEA and the "Alumni Hall of Honor" award from her alma mater, the University of Hawaii's Shidler School of Business.
Kathy is offering my readers a 20% off coupon ~ Use the code CANDIDA at KathySmith.com

If you are interested in buying Lift Weights To Lose Weight or just want to learn more
http://www.kathysmith.com/store/lift-weights-lose-weight-set

Kathy Smith on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/theRealKathySmith

Kathy Smith on Twitter @kathyfit
https://twitter.com/kathyfit

For more fitness DVDs check out
College Video
www.collagevideo.com
 Bayview Entertainment
http://www.bayviewentertainment.com/

Do you lift weights as part of your exercise routine?

Wednesday

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana #Smoothie ~ I Use Almond Butter

If you are like me and like chocolate... and Almond or Peanut butter, you have got to try this one.  Not only does it taste good, but with the added aloe, you will be running on regularity.
Chocolate Peanut Butter (Nut Butter) Banana Smoothie
1 Banana
1 Tablespoon Cocoa
1 Tablespoon Nut Butter Of Choice
1 Tablespoon Agave Or Sweetner of choice
1 Piece of Aloe
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
Put all ingredients into your blender and blend till smooth.
If you want it thicker, add some ice cubes.  I usually add 5 if my banana is frozen.  If not, usually 10 ice cubes work.

Of course I use my Ninja @NinjaKitchen to mix my smoothies to perfection!! 

Thursday

Exercise! One Way I Am Fighting Osteoporosis ~ Sit And Be Fit! Host Mary Ann Wilson, RN

A few weeks ago, my Doctor told me my osteoporosis was back.  I was diagnosed with it many years ago but reversed it through diet.  Or that is how I think I reversed it.    Now, it's back and I am going to try anything I can to reverse it again. I do mean anything!!  So if you have any ideas,.. I am open to them.
I had read that you can possibly reverse it through exercise.  The thing is, you need to know the correct exercises to do.

Sit And Be Fit, Easy Fitness For Seniors, With Host Mary Ann Wilson, RN does just that.   I do want to tell you though, these exersises in this DVD set seems to be more for beginners or those that do not get around well.   They are too easy for me, but I did get a lot of information from the Sit And Be Fit 2 DVD Set.   The basic fundamentals of what I need to do are there.  I just need to step it up a few notches.

If you have a friend or family member who is not very active or for some reason can't do most standing exercises.... this is the workout you want for them.

Sit And Be Fit ~ 2 Complete Workouts ~ Osteoporosis Workout And Brain Workout
The Sit And Be Fit workouts feature Mary Ann Wilson, from the popular television series. The Osteoporosis Workout is a series of exercises designed to improve postural stability, core strengh and balance control.  The Brain Workout leads viewers through a fun and challenging program designed to keep the mind flexible and alert.
Disc 1 Osteoporisis Workout
Seated Warm-up Exercises
Seated Circulation Exercises
Seated or Standing Leg Strengthening
Seated or Standing Balance Exercises
Seated or Standing Leg Stretches

Disc 2 Brain Workout
Seated Body Tapping Exercises
Seated Multitasking Exercises
Seated Perceptual Motor Fitness
Seated Brain Flexibility & Coordination
Standing Mental and Physical Agility
Standing Balance for the Brain & Body

You can visit the Sit and Be Fit Website Sit And Be Fit
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Sit And Be Fit Twitter  



Of course, I alway try the exercises out to see how I like them.  This one, Sit & Be Fit would be great for my Mother In Law.  But, I know she won't do them.  Why is that?  These older people will complain this or that hurts, but they won't get off their duff to exercise.







So what do all of you do to keep your bones fit?

Sunday

BarreAmped & BarreAmped Boot Camp Featuring Suzanne Bowen

In BarreAmped viewers will experience Suzanne Bowen's #ShakeToChange as they follow her along in this powerful, focused program described as classic barre meets extreme results.  Te DVD is divided into five segments that produce great results with low-impact, mind-body connectiong moves.
Segments include
Introduction
Warm up
Light Weight Work
Thigh Work
Seat Work
Mat Work
Stretch



BarreAmped BOOT CAMP takes it up a notch with low impact interval fat blasters that have helped hundreds of people worldwide burn fat and lean out as Suzanne combines classic barre with low-impact, non-punishing cardio intervals.
Segments include
Boot Camp Intro
Boot Camp Warm Up
Boot Camp Arm Work
Boot Camp Thigh Work
Boot Camp Seat Work
Boot Camp Core
Boot Camp Stretch


About Suzanne Bowen
Suzannen Bowen is the founder of Suzanne Bowen Fitness (SBF) and the creator of BarreAmped based on classic technique, a neutral spine, and a solid foundation of alignment. She began her fitness career over fourteen years ago at the original barre studio, New York City's legendary Lotte Berk Method studios.  It was there that she was classically trained as a top instructor.  She moved from New york to Nashville where she opened a studio and expanded her clientele to include top Nashville celebrities.  Her company, Suzanne Bowen Fitness, embodies the best of combining mind, body and spirit to live a healthy lifestyle.  She helps people build a foundation and encourages them to be their best form of excellence.  She currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and maintains her home and studio in Nashville.  BarreAmped is taught in over 50 studios worldwide with over 350 instructors certified to teach the program around the world.  Her BarreAmped Boot Camp DVD was just awarded Best Barre DVD by Fitness Magazine, as well as Good Housekeeping, Pilates Style and Natural Health Magazine.

To learn more about Suzanne Bowen visit
http://suzannebowenfitness.com/
http://barreamped.com/

Buy
BarreAmped
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BarreAmped Boot Camp
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Twitter @suzannecbowen
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I like that these exercises are low impact.  No way do I want to mess up my hip replacement by doing high impact exercises.



Tuesday

POISE Core Training and Strong & Sexy Full Body Workout With Instructor Dr. Teri Jory Review

The POISE Core Training is a new revolutionary technique designed to tone, strengthen and sculpt your body for a leaner, sleeker look.  A comprehensive approach to physical and mental fitness.
Poise Core Training builds strength from the center of your body, beginning with your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.  This core strength ten helps to tone your hips, legs, buns and abs.

Core Training is a mix of Pilates and ballet exercises designed to give you long, lean sculpted muscles.  Dr. Teri Jory's instruction is very detailed and "hands on".  Like a personal trainer, she works one on with with the exerciser--teaching proper technique, pointing out errors and even helping to position the exerciser's body.  The workout begins with and isometric wrm-up (holding a plie/squat as you move your upper body). That's followed by floorwork--core-focused roll ups and crunches, plus ballet style leg routines.   The program ends with an extended dancers stretch, they use a ballet bar, but a sturdy chair will also work.

Once you master Core Training, you will want to do Dr. Teri Jory's Strong and Sexy Full Body Workout

The POISE Strong and Sexy Full Body Workout Dr. Teri Jory, International Health and Fitness Life Coach guides viewers through a full body workout that provides inner and outer beauty.  The DVD is divided into three sections.
Section 1.
Sculpts and builds upper body.  Forearm strikes and front punches carve and chisel your tricepts and bicepts while stabilizing your trunk with martial arts stances.
Section 2.
Cuts a six-pack core.  Elbow crossovers and hand/leg criss-crosses trim your abdominal muscles to create a flat, sexy belly and sculpt you into a Greek Goddess.
Section 3.
Strengthens and shapes lower body. Crescent leg kicks and 5th-position leg burners create fit and leand legs, hips and buns while strengthening your pelvic muscles.


Dr. Teri Jory is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified trainer, 4th degree black belt, professional ice skater, dancer, choregrapher, wife and mother of twins.  The POISE technique was born when Jory began experimenting with different body positions and movements, combining martial arts, body sculpting and ballet so she could get back in shape after the birth of her twins.  For over 14 years, Teri has successfully trained women and men of all levels, at her POISE fitness studio in California.

Dr. Jory has been appluded for her work with breast cancer survivors as she helps them learn to gain a better quality of life during, and in aftermath of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.  A portion of the sales of her POISE DVDs are given to Breast Cancer foundations.

The award winning, best selling DVDs, Core Training, Strong & Sexy and Fit & Fierce are also available on Amazon and  www.poisefitproductions.com
Buy POISE Fit & Fierce
http://poiseproductions.com/index.php/store/

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Twitter @poisefit
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I am still working on mastering the Core Training, so it will be awhile before I can be Strong & Sexy.

Also, read my review POISE Fit & Fierce ~ Take back your core