Wellness Break: Natural Products Part III

For some time now, I have been sharing my "natural product" finds with you. If you're just joininig in, take a look here and here. Of course, you know that I absolutely love TJ Maxx and Homegoods for finding the best unknown healthy products, so I had to grab this toothpaste and I am so happy I did! I could not resist myself, so I picked two: mint-free and fresh mint. I must say that I really enjoy them both, but the mint-free is my favorite. They both foam pretty well, which if you are like me, even though you prefer "natural", you still want to feel like its working!

Here's an exert from the marketing collateral found on the inside of the box:

"Pure, Authentic, Effective: Formulated according to the ancient holistic system of Ayurveda, Auromere Herbal Toothpaste contains extracts from 24 plants, barks, roots and flowers, including NEEM, PEELU, the "Toothbrush Trees" of India and the Middle East." 

What I love most about this product, is that a little really does go a long way. The product is fluoride-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. If you'd like to try this gem and cannot find it at your nearest store, you can definitely order from their website, found here.

Natural Anti-Depressant: Moringa Oleifera

TJ Maxx/HomeGoods $15!
Lately, my mornings have been powered by Moringa infused water, for a dose of natural energy. Research has shown that Moringa has been around since 2000 BC as a medicinal herb & is widely known as “The Miracle Tree”. Here's are some of the best health benefits I've seen of this miracle tree:

• energy; elevated mood!
• 25x more iron than spinach 
• anti-inflammatory
• great for acne and skin
• known to work as an anti-tumor aid
• improved digestion
• lowers blood sugar & blood pressure
• detoxification of cells
• & many more!

Visit Vitacost to find a variety of Moringa Oleifera options, such as pills, powder & even tea! 

Kale Recipe

I was craving kale recently and decided to prepare a quick sautéed kale treat! 

Cooking instructions:

1 lb of kale, massaged in olive oil, sprinkled with garlic seasonings, crushed red pepper & himalayan pink salt. On the stove, I lightly sautéed mushrooms, fresh garlic, green onions, red & yellow bell peppers in evoo. Added a 1/2c of water, the kale & cooked until tender! 

Pretty simple, right? I've posted a similar recipe in the past, but each time I cook it, I have different variations. 


March is National Nutrition Month!

Give it a try... for me! :-)