Do you know whats in your vitamin supplements?

Touchstone Essentials

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It’s scary to think about all the vitamin supplements being sold today that are synthetic and packed with fillers, and the putting a massive strain on the liver and kidneys to filter out these foreign sources that the body doesn’t know what to do with.

I can not recommend these supplements enough! They deliver vitamins and minerals directly from the real food source! This means cellular renewal!

All of the ingredients come from wholefoods! Just take a look at their website, I love everything about this company, their story their cause.

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I have tried the Pure body , the Extra strength Pure Body &  Supergreens+D and I’m very passionate about spreading the word on these wonderful products! For more people to experience true health through real vitamins!

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What vitamins do you take? Let me know in the comments below.

Lots  of Love & Wellness

xx

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Herbs for digestive health & skin benefits

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I love herbs, aka as natures medicine!

I believe that there is a plant out there for everything and It makes sense that nature would provide us with everything we need, naturally.

Herbal tea’s are a great way to get the added benefits of herbs.

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Here is a list of some of my favourite herbs, these are all especially  great for digestion, detox and improving the appearance of your skin from the inside out:

  • fennel
  • gymnema
  • peppermint
  • liquorice
  • burdock
  • red clover
  • dandelion

You can buy herbs loose and create your own mix of herbal tea’s! (My favourite way of making my own detox blends)

Just be mindful that herbs are  still a medicine and like anything, listen to your body and in moderation 🙂

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Goji Bites

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This has to be my most simplest healthy snack/dessert recipe. Perfect for a post work out treat too!

The 3 main ingredients are all incredibly good for you :

Coconut oil – a very health saturated fat, contains medium-chain fatty acids accelerate that stimulates metabolism, gives you more energy. Coconut oil has a good quantity of caprylic acid in it which is well-known to kill off excess candida by targeting harmful bacteria. It is rich in lauric acid which protects your heart by reducing total cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.

Pumpkin Seeds – High in Zinc, lots of minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper

Goji Berries – High in Vitamins A,C, B & E, a very powerful antioxidant due to the highest beta carotene content.

I sometimes add a little Stevia for extra sweetness, but you don’t need to as the berries are sweet enough.

I also added goji berry extract to this recipe, but again you don’t need to, this just gives an even bigger boost of nutrients!

So here is the quick easy peasy recipe:

  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of goji berries
  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • dropperful of stevia
  • 1/2 tsp goji berry extract

Blend the pumpkin seeds into a fine flour, add in the goji berries and blend again. Add in melted coconut oil and blend again, adding in optional extras stevia and goji berry extract.

Roll into balls and place in the fridge  or freezer for 30 minutes until firm.

Enjoy!

xx

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Day 3 Of The Clean Program

I’m doing the Clean Program, as I mentioned in my  last post.

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It’s a 3 weeks cleanse, and I will be updating my experiences throughout  the next 21 days!

Day 3 !

I’m doing the cleanse from the book and so taking my own supplements as close to what the book recommends..

Supplements I’m taking:

Touchstones supergreens +d  x 2 capsules

digestive enzymes x 1 with lunch time meal

probiotics x 1 with evening shake

multi vitamin x 1 with morning shake

dandelion tea throughout the day

Energy & Movement:

I managed a little 30 minute workout this morning, I love moving my body in the morning and my energy was good once i got moving, I did wake up very hungry and a little heavy. I’ve been very productive through the day and my mind feels more free.. as my digestive load is lighter. I do feel my hunger rise up before each shake or meal.. and recognising emotional hunger coming up more in the evenings.

Bowels:

Bowel movements are good,  ordered the natural calm magnesium from amazon, so waiting for that to arrive to add to my evening water. I will also be adding in coffee enema’s if needed…

What I’m adding to my shakes:

sunwarrior protein powder vanilla x 1 scoop

maca x 1 tsp

inner glow beauty powder x 1/2 tsp

chia seeds x 1 tbsp

hemp seeds x 1tbsp

Usual base for shake :

coconut water

avocado

berries

cinnamon

greens – spinach/lettuce

Additional foods I’m avoiding:

lemon

coconut

raw cacao

( I have had tests run on these and unfortunately they are coming up as a food sensitivity for now, so have cut them out aswell as the elimination diet in the book, sad because I miss my lemon water and adding coconut in my smoothies and veggie dishes, but it is worth it for even more energy! )

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Day 1:

a.m :Pint of Green smoothie

Lunch : Salmon and a Green Salad with Hummus

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Day 2:

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Lunch: Quinoa Salad

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Day 3:

a.m : Pint of Green Smoothie

Lunch: Left over quinoa salad from yesterday with mackerel.

p.m : butternut squash soup

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Detox Symptoms:

Day 1 : A little headache and achy muscles and glands

Day 2: Little breakout, but could be hormonal because started period this day.

Day 3: a little less energy than usual.. but feeling lighter in body & mind

So far so good! being a perfectionist I would love to use the kit just so I know I have all the supplements covered, however I live in the UK.

Looking forward to the next 18 days, in positive spirits 🙂

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The Clean Program – 21 days of Detox

I’ve decided to embark on a little detox.. I love a good cleanse, especially with each season change.

It will be for the most of June!

My usual choice of cleansing is my trusty green juice cleanse, which always makes me feel amazing!

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However I’ve been reading a book called Clean  by Dr Alejandro Junger, and have heard so many raving reviews from people who have completed the 21 day cleanse, that  I’ve been wanting to give it a go myself for a while now.

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Gywenth Paltrow is a fan, and she has just brought out a cook book with the Elimination diet from the program in mind.

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As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I love trying out lots of different “diet” theories to see what my body works and feels great on.

The Clean program is a cleanse you can buy online it comes with all the supplements you need and sachets for the shakes you will have for your morning breakfast.

Unfortunately, the cleanse isn’t available in the Uk yet… so I will be following the instructions in the book and putting my own cleanse together.

There are lots of supplements that come with the boxed program.

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A quick outline of the cleanse is following an elimination diet.. which is pretty close to what I’m already eating, but I will  avoiding Eggs and seafood, bananas,tomatoes, citrus and some nuts.

These will be my shopping list 🙂 I for the most part avoid grains and follow a Paleo way of eating I guess, although I only eat fish.. I don’t really like to give myself a Label, I just eat what makes me feel good!

I will be experimenting with brown rice and a few of the other gluten-free grains whilst on the cleanse and see how it sits with me and my digestion 😉

If your interested take a look here and see if it’s a cleanse you’d like to try!

I will updating you with how I’m getting on!

Excited to start!

xx

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

 

 

 

 

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OMG!  These are amazing! I ate the lot, all to myself..

I’d trained hard so I justified it 😉

A great post workout breakfast full of healthy proteins.

Makes 4-6 pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • pinch of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dropperful of stevia
  • scoop of favourite protein powder – I use sunwarrior vanilla
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Blend all ingredients apart from coconut oil in a blender until smooth.

Heat the oil in a pan, over medium heat.  Add 2 x tbsp for each pancake into pan, each side usually takes a minute or so until golden brown.

I served mine with extra coconut oil and hemp seeds.

YUM!

 

xx

 

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