Mini life update

June 25, 2017
Hi! I have been a bit MIA lately, but for good reason... the desire to  f u l l y  live life ☺
I spent a couple weeks travelling and spending time with Dani. I will posts pics in another post. As fall approaches (I know, I know we have just officially begun summer, hah) I have been getting a few things together; it "getting it together & keeping it together."

On my recent travels 

I have settled into NYC and love this "big city/island," successfully solidified my Pressed Juicery membership, and found the top organic facialist in the city. Under beauty I go in depth on my amazing facials with the one and only Kristen Leigh Organic skincare, found here. I feel like skincare and cleansing go hand in hand. I did one after the move and before my vacation, only feels necessary to do another. My go to juices are beet and the infamous green juices.


On my latest cleanse/body detox! 
(and go-to juices)

My Most recent juice cleanse choices from Pressed Juicery
From left to right 

1. Chlorophyll h2o

2. Aloe vera h2o
3. Orange turmeric apple lemon

4. Roots 1: beet, carrot, cucumber, kale, lemon, orange, parsley, romaine, spinach 
5. Greens 1: celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, parsley, romaine, spinach 

While living in Atlanta, I frequented Arden's Garden 
My Top 2 were Beet it Better and Turmeric loves Carrot 

Benefits of Beet Juice 
1. More energy for their day. 
Research is showing that this may be due to the ability of components in the juice to improve blood flow. Beetroot juice has been shown to help the body respond better to exercise, by balancing oxygen use and increasing stamina.
2. One of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. 
Nitrates are compounds which improve blood flow throughout the body – including the brain, heart, and muscles. These natural nitrates increase a molecule in the blood vessels called nitric oxide, which helps open up the vessels and allows more oxygen flow as well as lower blood pressure. 
3. Beetroot juice may also be an important ally to lower blood pressure. 
Whether the yellow or red kind of beets, the juice provides excellent blood pressure-lowering ability. Meta-analysis (a quality study that reviewed many past studies) of 254 people between 2006 and 2012 showed clear reductions in blood pressure, with the systolic blood pressure (the number on top) showing the best reduction.
Article from Dr. Oz, here.

Benefits of green juice 
My go-to (kale, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, parsley, romaine, spinach): 
Green juices are made with fruits and vegetables filled with antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals and vitamins -- sometimes as much as a day's worth of vegetables in one serving. When vegetables are juiced, the natural sugars in the vegetable are separated from the pulp, which is where the fiber is located. You may feel a "pump" of energy once those natural sugars get into your bloodstream and your glucose levels are raised.

The unexpected benefits of a cleanse/body detox:
1. Renewed ability to cope with stress
2. Emotional Release
3. A realization of epiphany
4. Increase in your vibrational frequency
5. Deeper Consciousness.

For the full article on MindBodyGreen, click here.

Why do I opt for Pressed Juicery and not make my own? Simple, time. Having and finding enough time in the day to get the big juicer set up, veggies and fruits prepped and then cleanup and takedown of the juicer. More of a "When I afford to stroll into work around noon" type of thing. Lol!


On my recent volunteer work

I had a green tea and passion fruit iced tea for extra fuel :)

I am heading to the American Red Cross a bit later to donate blood, I got a call last night referencing the storage and the continual need. Working in the pathology and actually witness the calls back and for the Red Cross asking for platelets or type A pos, AB pos ect. I made it my goal to give when I am able. 

Q: Why should I donate blood?
A: Safe blood saves lives and improves health. Blood transfusion is needed for:

  • ✶ women with complications of pregnancy, such as ectopic pregnancies and haemorrhage before, during or after childbirth;
  • ✶ children with severe anaemia often resulting from malaria or malnutrition;
  • ✶ people with severe trauma following man-made and natural disasters; and
  • ✶ many complex medical and surgical procedures and cancer patients.

It is also needed for regular transfusions for people with conditions such as thalassaemia and sickle cell disease and is used to make products such as clotting factors for people with haemophilia.
There is a constant need for regular blood supply because blood can be stored for only a limited time before use. Regular blood donations by a sufficient number of healthy people are needed to ensure that safe blood will be available whenever and wherever it is needed.
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

Source: the WHO, an organization that I know and love

On NYC eats...

Post donation form Oita Sushi made for the perfect saturday evening.

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