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PMS?! Leafy Greens Provide Relief

Leafy Greens Provide Relief

DeepGreen Alkalising SuperfoodIt’s a subject that we don’t like to talk about much, but for many women, it crops up regularly.

Monthly in fact.

But there is good news for women for whom this topic is more than just a matter-of-fact issue.

10 year study, released by the University of Massachusetts, examined the dietary habits of women, has has discovered that women who regularly consume green leafy vegetables are less likely to suffer from the symptoms of PMS than those who did not.

They speculate that it is the combination of iron and zinc found in green leafy vegetables and dried beans that makes a difference.

While the first instinct might be to reach for a supplement table, other medical practitioners are sounding a word of caution.

Clinical nutritionist Samantha Heller, at the NYU Center for Musculoskeletal Care, agreed. “It’s important to speak with your physician before supplementing with any minerals,” she said. “Too much iron can cause serious problems, and supplementing with something like zinc can knock your copper balance off. There’s a delicate balance in the body, and women need to be very thoughtful before they start using supplements.”

If you have PMS symptoms that you would like to alleviate, we recommend trying Miessence Superfoods every day – particularly DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood and InLiven Probiotic Superfood.

DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood is an excellent way of getting additional deep leafy greens into you diet in a convenient, once a day serving.

The Miessence difference is our use of certified organic wholefoods in each of these products. Other research has found that nutrients in food work together to give better results than isolated compounds alone.

Beauty Beyond Skin Deep

Courtesy of Miessence®

We eat nutritious food, so why should our skin be any different?

Unfortunately we don’t give our skin the treatment and nourishment it deserves considering the vital role it plays, which is more than simply keeping our insides ‘in’.

Our skin is a major sensory organ alerting us to heat, cold, pain and pressure – so it’s well worth treating it with care.

It’s also a thermal regulator, a protector from UV rays, infection, bacteria and moisture loss. It creates Vitamin D essential for bone formation and looks after the body’s overall health by transporting essential oils and medicines into the system and eliminating waste from the body through sweat.

What you skin ‘eats’ affects its ability to do its job properly.

Healthy, supple skin needs three things:

  • antioxidants
  • cell communicating ingredients
  • skin-repairing ingredients.

Miessence BerryRadical Antioxidant SuperfoodAntioxidants are fundamental in reducing free-radical damage and environmental stress on our bodies.

Free radicals damage and deplete the skin’s structure and accelerate the degenerative effects of exposure to the elements.

The primary source of antioxidants is through the food we eat – namely brightly coloured fruit and vegetables.

We should be eating up to seven serves of fruit and veggies a day, but more than 70% of us don’t eat that much. An antioxidant superfood like Miessence BerryRadical, containing the antioxidant power of eight serves of fruit and vegetables in one teaspoon, is an ideal way begin your new skin care regime.

Antioxidants can also be topically applied to the skin. Don’t be fooled by claims of new miracle ingredients in cosmetics – a combination of natural ingredients with proven antioxidant abilities such as aloe vera, olive juice extract, found in the Miessence moisturiser range, work better together to benefit the skin.

Cell-communicating ingredients is a new research area that shows promising results. According to researchers, cell-communicating ingredients have the ability to tell skin cells to act by either direct communication with the cell or by blocking messages from substances that damage cells.

Miessence products contain a number of ingredients that are considered to have cell-communicating properties such as Vitamin A rich Carrot Seed CO2 extract, sunflower oil with its high levels of linolenic acid and lecithin, a natural plant phosolipid from non-GMO soy bean oil.

Miessence Rejuvenessence Facial SerumThe third factor for great skin is using what’s known as skin-repairing ingredients. They work alongside antioxidants to bolster the skin’s natural phosolipids – the substance which surrounds skin cells which lay between each skin layer to keep them soft and supple.

In addition to the beneficial antioxidant and cell-communicating ingredients found in Miessence skin care products, additional ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba and rosehip also provide a number of benefits that can help overall skin health.

Many cosmetic companies try to isolate beneficial ingredients by processing natural ingredients with chemicals, resulting in petrochemicals, silicone, formaldehyde donating ingredients, nitrosamine contaminants and parabens lurking in many popular preparations.

At Miessence, we believe that using natural ingredients, in the way intended by nature, is the very best way to source its nutrient goodness.

Our certified organic products use ingredients that are sourced by cold-pressing and distillation – not chemical reaction. They are safe, edible and food grade.

Our skin deserves nothing less.

Fighting Infection Inside Out

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It was heralded as such an important medical breakthrough that it won its discoverers the Nobel Prize for Medicine – penicillin, one of the groups antibiotics that we’re familiar with today.

For more than 70 years antibiotics have played a major role in controlling bacterial infections, but now it would  appear that their effectiveness may now becoming to an end as bacteria develop resistance.

A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors.

A simple cut to your finger could leave you fighting for your life.

Luck will play a bigger role in your future than any doctor could.

The most basic operations – getting an appendix removed or a hip replacement – could become deadly.

Cancer treatments and organ transplants could kill you.

Childbirth could once again become a deadly moment in a woman’s life.

It’s a future without antibiotics.

This might read like the plot of science fiction novel – but there is genuine fear that the world is heading into a post-antibiotic era.

The World Health Organization has warned that “many common infections will no longer have a cure and, once again, could kill unabated”.

The US Centers of Disease Control has pointed to the emergence of “nightmare bacteria”.

And the chief medical officer for England Prof Dame Sally Davies has evoked parallels with the “apocalypse”.

Antibiotics kill bacteria, but the bugs are incredibly wily foes.

Once you start treating them with a new drug, they find ways of surviving. New drugs are needed, which they then find ways to survive.

If that wasn’t frightening enough, there is also news that some antibiotics – the very medicine designed to aid – may actually kill some patients.

To keep antibiotics effective, health care practitioners are all agreed that they should be used appropriately and sparingly.

The number one way to do this is to use less of them and to maintain optimal health.

The good news is, there are things you can do to reduce reliance on antibiotics and keep them effective. One of those ways is to use a probiotic regularly.

The important thing to remember is not all bacteria is bad.

In fact the good bacteria that inhabit our intestines provides up to 70% of our body’s immune capability.

These ‘good bacteria’, called probiotics, are being actively studied for their potential in treating everything from behaviour disorders through to the common cold.

In fact, taking probiotics regularly, can reduce some of the unpleasant side effects of taking antibiotics.

Miessence offers two probiotics – InLiven and FastTract – both of which contain the full spectrum of Lactobacilli that your body needs.

If you’d like to know more about benefits of probiotics – particularly InLiven and FastTract – click on the link for a PDF Fact Sheet with references to 77 medical studies on the benefits of probiotics.

Super Yummy Acai Berry Smoothie!

Aloha Friday friends,

As promised in my previous blog here is my Super yummy Acai berry smoothie recipe.

If your mornings are anything like mine; juggling to get three kids showered, fed and out the door on time for school,  your probably to busy to even think about eating breakfast yourself. Here is super quick, easy and filling smoothie recipe that will tie you over until lunch.

I use Miessence® Superfood’s in my smoothies to give my body the missing nutrients it is lacking.

To learn more out more about Miessence® Superfood’s go to Miessence® Vitality Pack or try it out by taking the Miessence® 10 day Vitality Challenge

  • 1 tsp  Miessence® BerryRadical Antioxidant Superfood
  • 1 tsp Miessence® Inliven Probiotic Superfood
  • 1 tsp Miessence® DeepGreen Alkalising Super
  • ¾ cup of Organic Unfiltered Apple Juice – I like Safeway’s Organics brand
  • 1 spoonful of Sambazon Acai Berry sorbet
  • 1 Organic Banana
  • Frozen Organic Strawberries 

Blend all the ingredient together in a blender and Enjoy!

As always the action happens in the comments below. Let me if you love this smoothie as much as I do.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Much love and Aloha!