Saturday, 30 December 2017

HEALING POWER OF COCONUT





I just love coconut! Whether it coconut scented candles or a coconut rum cocktail if it contains any trace of coconut I am in heaven and let's be honest after all the mulled, spiced, roasted food and beverages I have been indulging in over the festive season I am ready to get a little freshness back into my diet.

With my mind shifting to the beginning of a new year and my body crying out for a stoggy food detox I thought I would share my 4 favourite coconut based products which you can enjoy as part of a healthy diet.

1. Aluna Coconut Rum 

I have been working with Aluna since April of this year and what a wonderful 8 months it has been. A refreshing coconut based rum, lightly blended with coconut water this rum is an amazing low calorie and very much grown up the alternative to Malibu. I treat Aluna like any spirit and experiment with mixers and infusions. I have in fact shared some of these recipes on my blog so be sure to check them out.

2. We Are Little Coconut Coffee

Two of my favourite ingredients blended together, coconut flavoured coffee ... I know sounds amazing right and the don't worry the taste does not disappoint. A great afternoon picks me up or lovely warm up after surfing.


3. Coconut Water

I have been drinking coconut water for years now and even though it may taste best fresh out of a coconut on a warm sunny beach somewhere in the tropics, it still tastes delicious out of a carton. One thing I tried recently is to freeze coconut water into ice cubes and add it to cocktails, fruit juice or smoothies.

4. Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil is a BIG part of my life, it uses are endless and I think that's why I love it so much. I have jars all over the house, each for different uses. I cook with it, clean my teeth with it, moisture - I could go on but I won't bore you! Basically, coconut oil is a miracle product.


The Healing Power of Coconut


As you now know I am crazy for coconut and not only do I think it tastes wonderful there are also lots of reason why including coconut into your diet and lifestyle CAN make a big difference to your life.  So whilst I have my coconut hair mask on as I make coconut veggie curry whilst sipping on an Aluna Coconut Rum on coconut water ice I thought I would share some of the ways that coconut can help and heal your body. 

Good for Oral Health

Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. It’s been proven to be even more effective than flossing, and it’s one of the best ways to naturally whiten your teeth. 

Moisturise Skin & Hair 

Coconut oil is great for all skin types and if you use it, you’re sure to see results. Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies

Rich in Natural Fats

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL cholesterol) in your body but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. By Increasing the HDL in the body, it helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Can aid weight loss

Coconut oil is the world's most weight loss friendly fat. It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful effects on metabolism. Several studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat, especially the "dangerous" fat in the abdominal cavity.

Block UV’s

Yep, you can use coconut oil as sunscreen. Many natural oils have UV blocking properties, and coconut oil are no different. One study concluded that coconut oil blocked as much as 20% of the sun’s UV radiation.
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Thursday, 21 December 2017

SUPPLEMENTS FOR WINTER

I recently put in my last MyProtein order for 2017 in and along with the usual favourites, I made sure I added some essential vitamins to my basket because the last thing I want to have over Christmas is cold or even worse flu. Which sadly as I write this post I am actually suffering from but fear not it could be worse and I am going to dose up and prevent it from getting any worse.



Before I share with the vitamins I have ordered I must add that these are what work for me. I am not a medical professional or dietician. I simply know I have a terrible immune system and last year seemed to get sick all the time. Taking matters into my own hands I have been supplementing my diet for nearly a year now and can honestly say I have seen a BIG difference. I have managed to go bypass the flu (so far anyway) and any cold I have had only seem to last a couple of days.

I have been religiously taking my supplements every day, sometimes at night or first thing in the morning. I take them with me when I travel to make sure I don't miss a day and like I have already said, I have seen a great improvement in my overall health.

Right, on to the supplements.



1. Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B Super Complex a blend of 8 B vitamins. Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, whilst folate contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. Did you know, Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells.
Zinc and Magnesium is a combination of two dietary minerals (zinc methionine and magnesium citrate) and vitamin B6. Using Zinc and Magnesium has a number of benefits to the body and its functionality. Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, the normal functioning of the nervous system and normal muscle function, normal protein synthesis and normal psychological function and a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.

The Zinc component contributes to the normal function of the immune system and macronutrient metabolism, a contribution to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in blood and normal vision and the maintenance of normal skin/hair/nails and normal bones. It also contributes to normal cognitive function and helps protect cells from oxidative stress.

3. Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids & Rosehip

Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin that has a wide range of functions in the human body, with its primary function being an excellent antioxidant. We also add bioflavonoids as they enhance the action of Vitamin C and for this reason, they should be taken together.

4. Curcumin and Vitamin D

Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric, a member of the ginger family. Although widely used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines for centuries, it’s only recently that curcumin extract has gained popularity as a food supplement.

Vitamin D, on the other hand, is well-known for its range of health benefits and is primarily synthesised under the skin as a result of sun exposure. During winter months many people can become deficient in this essential vitamin, which is why it’s so important to supplement it.

5. Zinc

Zinc contributes to a number of roles in the body. Included in these are; a contribution to the normal function of the immune system and macronutrient metabolism, a contribution to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in blood and normal vision and the maintenance of normal skin/hair/nails and normal bones. It also contributes to normal cognitive function and helps protect cells from oxidative stress.

6. Vegan Vitamin D3

Vitamin D helps the body absorb and use the minerals calcium and phosphorous*, essential for optimal bone health. And what’s more, it has better bio-availability than conventional vitamin D3 tablets.

7. Vitamin E

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

8. Active Women Hair Skin and Nails

It’s a breakthrough supplement that helps improve skin appearance, containing a blend of grape extract, melon extract, zinc and vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, while the essential mineral zinc contributes to maintaining normal hair and nails.




These are just a few supplements that I regularly take. If you wish to shop the products simply click on the title and use the code: CORINNE20 for discounts!



You may have noticed that I have duplicates of some supplements, this is because I share these with Ben and I also wanted to test out the Vegan Vitamin D3 and Zinc and Magnesium because I have never had these combinations before. 

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

CHRISTMAS DISCOUNT WITH LIVING SEA THERAPY



Who doesn't love a discount code - especially for Christmas.

Well, luckily for anyone wanting to give the gift of Living Sea Therapy this season, they have offered you all the chance to get 15% off! Isn't that wonderful!

Perfect stocking fillers for any mermaid or a lovely indulgent gift for your mother or mother in law. Give the gift of relaxation to anyone and don't miss out on the chance to get some pennies off at the checkout.


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Must use code CEXMAS17 
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Until the 18th Dec when you spend a min of £20.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

RELAX AND UNWIND

I will be the first to admit that I am terrible at relaxing and very rarely take a minute for myself - But this is most definitely something I am working on. I need to make self-care much more of a priority, by creating time out of my schedule to unwind.

On the odd occasion that I do take time out, I like to spend it a herbal tea, magazine and a luxurious item in hand to pamper my hair or skin by day. Or by night I love nothing more than, mixing up a cocktail snuggling down with a movie whilst painting my nails.




I personally love simple pleasures and especially ones that I can enjoy from the comfort of my own home. Which I probably why I love working with Living Sea Therapy so much. It seems the only produce products that evoke a sense of calm and even better rejuvenation.

Last weekend I got the chance to dog sit for my mom and if it wasn't enough of a treat to get to spend some quality time with her Jackapoo Arthur, I got to actually have a bath. Now, this isn't because I've let my personal hygiene slip but in fact, I currently don't have a bathtub and for someone who loves a bath after a long day at work; it's quite devastating.

Making sure I took full advantage of the opportunity to soak in the tub. I poured my Living Sea Therapy Bath Salts and Bath Soak in, lay back and relaxed and all the while thinking to myself how wonderful it is that something so simple as a bath can bring so much joy. It also made me realise that where ever we finally end up, we need to have a grand bath tube I can blissfully soak in.







As a Living Sea Therapy ambassador, I get to test out all their full range, which as you can imagine is quite lovely so if you need any advice on which products to order, I am your woman.

Here are my top 3 must have Living Sea Therapy products which will send you into a wonderfully serene environment.

Bath Soak

Bath Salts Calm

Bath Salts Energise 
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WEIGHTED WORKOUT

I am sure I'm not the only one, who gets into the gym and hasn't a clue what to do. Some days I smash my workouts and work my way around the gym with ease. But then there are those days where I haven't a clue where to start and when I do get going I just seem to do the same old thing and frankly, it get's a little boring.

In all honesty, I think that's why most people avoid the gym because they get bored doing the same routine. I will hold my hands up and say that from time to time I am one of these people and as much as I love keeping fit, I need variety to keep my mind happy.
Luckily for me, I have a friend on a fitness mission for her looming holiday, so taking full advance of her regular gym visits I tagged along to give her workout a go.


Using predominantly free weights and machines I embarked on a whole new type of work out (for me anyway). Working my upper body and legs we worked in pyramid sets, increasing out weights each time. Admittedly I am not living heavyweights but they are weights all the same and extremely effective when done in sets.

- All exercises were completed in 3 sets

- Any weighted exercises were done is sets of 12, 10, 8

- With the weight increasing every time

- The only exception was the abdominal exercise. This I aimed for 25 in 3 hits ... and it was HARD!























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