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Your body has been fighting off aging for years, long before the actual signs begin to appear. The old saying is completely true, “you are what you eat” so why not start eating healthy? The sooner you get on board with a wholesome, balanced diet, the sooner your entire body will repay you with a boost of energy, strength and especially a more youthful appearance, keeping blemishes and wrinkles at bay!



Make Water Work For You


My next advice is to drink water, water, and more water. It’s been said to you time and time again, because it’s so simple and it can give you such great results. I suggest to my clients that they begin their mornings with a glass of room temperature water. Cold water requires energy from your body in order to heat it, resulting in loss of energy and water retention. It’s even better if you add fresh squeezed lemon juice (about a quarter of a lemon) to your water, followed by a second glass of plain water. This will do amazing things for your metabolism, in other words you will start to eliminate waste from your body faster.



Balance Alkaline vs. Acidic Foods


While what you apply to your skin is very important, what you put in your body is equally as important. Some skin conditions are genetic therefore we have little control over those results, however this is where your diet comes into play. A diet rich in alkaline foods, such as green leafy vegetables and fruits like apples, pears and bananas are essential. The more color on your plate the better your chances are of a long healthy, youthful life. I think we have just made our lives too complicated. Remember beige-colored foods (acidic grains), such as, white bread and pasta are generally not so good for our skin or bodies. It’s ideal to consume foods on a ratio of 3 alkaline foods for every 1 acidic food.


Our bodies need a balance between alkaline and acidic foods to maintain healthy digestion, organs and cells. Proteins are important building blocks, with the right amount of protein on board your cells, hair and nails grow stronger. Your enemy is refined sugar, sodas, alcohol, white flour and too much caffeine. Refined sugar and processed foods attack proteins, including collagen. These highly processed foods are acids so in other words, provide little to no nutrient benefits to your body.


I cannot express enough the importance of a balanced, nutrient-rich diet. It really will make the world of difference to your health and well being, as well as your physic.



Essential Oils Have More Power Than You Think


For my final piece of advice and this I take very seriously; The more we remove ourselves from nature the more problems we create for nature. With this being one of the worst flu seasons to date we should be looking at surrounding ourselves with natural essential oils. For instance tea tree or lavender are natural oils, not man-made and have the ability to protect us from infections without causing side effects as many chemical disinfectants do. I carry anatomizes filled with water and up to 15 drops of an essential oil. I spray my face and hands continually throughout the day. Doing this not only protects me from infections, but in these cold winter months with no humidity, my face gets a spritz of hydration.


If in doubt as to what oil (look for only natural essential oils) to use, or where to find them, please feel free to call us at Fountains and we will be happy to advise you.





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