Radiant complexion with parsley, the best detox for your skin.

Do you miss your radiant complexion and your youthful glamorous charm? Are you opening another cream and seeing your reflection? Another serum, another mask, visiting the beautician and nothing !!!
At one point I lost hope that one day my skin would look radiant until finally my mother’s friend – Mrs. Tusia – instructed me to drink a smoothie with parsley. At first, the thought of consuming green leaves made me feel sick. Since childhood, I did not love parsley. So far that I remember I did not move the Sunday broth until I picked out all the floating leaves of it.
The recipe is simple:
Half a bunch of parsley, kiwi, lemon and half a glass of water.
Of course, these proportions can be changed according to your taste preferences.
We’re ready to go!
After a month of regular consumption, you will see a difference. Why is it working?
This smoothie is a real vitamin C bomb! which strengthens, cleanses the body, improves complexion and humor!
Parsley helps to purify our body by its essential oils, whose main ingredient is apiol and myristicin. Both substances have strong disinfection and diuretic properties. Parsley improves digestion, relieves fermentation in the intestines while detoxifying the body. In addition, it relieves neuralgia and helps in the treatment of urolithiasis.
Nutritional values speak for themselves – 100g of iron is 5 mg of iron and 177 mg of vitamin C (more than citrus !!!). It has a great effect on eyesight and complexion because it has as much as 5510 μg of beta-carotene and 3.1 mg of vitamin E. Parsley also has folic acid (170 μg) and mineral salts: magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. Choking of the leaves is recommended for smokers because it immediately improves bad breath.
I recommend it, really worth it!
Check also the post how to get your immune system ready for winter:

Primrose, a modest miracle of nature 

Introducing the latest addition to my collection of health miracles of nature…Primrose!
This rather inconspicuous plant growing in fields has great healing properties, which are increasingly became popular in the pharmacological industry and cosmetology.
The primrose, or more specifically its seeds, is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (EFAs) – linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which depends on the correct course of many life processes.
Primrose oil are also other fatty acids – oleic, palmitic and stearic – and additionally phytosterols, protein rich in sulfur amino acids and tryptophan, enzymes, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, magnesium and calcium.
What the modest miracle can do:

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Garlic stronger than drugs

For hundreds of years, garlic has been known for its unique value in treating various types of illness, from the common cold to the complex inflammation. Recent studies have shown, however, that garlic has such strong medicinal properties that it is increasingly recommended for serious heart conditions or cancer.

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Dirty happiness. Your way to health

The old proverb says “through the stomach to the heart”, however, the up-to-date modern version should read “through the gut to happiness”. Doesn’t sound glamorous and romantic but it is certainly more accurate.20151215 sucessful people

Serotonin – commonly referred as the hormone of happiness, is one of the best-known neurotransmitters affecting our emotions and behavior. As much as 90% of the production of this hormone occurs in the gut –  not as previously thought – in the brain!

Serotonin can’t complain about lack of activities, it regulates sleep, appetite, sexual drive, affects body temperature and blood pressure. The whole umbrella of properties is still being discovered but the breakthrough finding was to prove that the huge effect on serotonin production is the effect of colonizing bacteria.

In a recent study published by Cell, Pasadena researchers found also that there are three types of hormone-producing cells: immune cells, nerve cells and primarily enterochromatophilic (EC) cells. After careful observations and experiments, scientists have shown that if there are no typical bacteria in the intestines of the mammal, then EC cells produce 60% less serotonin, which can result in disrupted hormone production, energy loss, and depression. If the digestive system once again resides microbes, the level of happiness hormone returns to the previous state, which immediately reflects on our well-being. Therefore the role of good bacteria for our well being is critical.

Let’s not go into an obsession of using antibacterial cleaning products, wipes. I am not to avoid cleanness but as of everything in life, there has to be balance!

Stay tuned –  my next blog post is dedicated to good bacteria and what food to avoid and include to make our gut happy.  If you are interested in the subject to join me on Gut Health Symposium on the 16th September 2017.




What we put on our skin eventually ends up in our bodies – Alev Igcioglu talks about healing properties of natural cosmetics

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Have you looked at the mirror today? What your face tells you? Can you see the sparks in your eyes or tiredness? When you are happy, well – nourished, your face glows with health and energy but any imbalance in your body will immediately appear on your skin. To cover it up we use all sorts of makeup to look fresh again. In the long run, this temporary solution may cause a serious damage to our body. We often don’t realize that every single day we apply on our skin harsh chemicals that enter our bloodstream and inner organs. Read more

Smaczne zamienniki, które zmniejszą spożycie cukru w codziennej diecie

Czy możesz sobie wyobrazić  świat bez cukru? Życie bez czekolady, pieczywa, makaronów? Nasz organizm potrzebuje go w zbilansowanych ilościach, bo to właśnie od odpowiedniego poziomu glukozy (cukru) we krwi zależy nasze zdrowie. Większość węglowodanów zawartych w pieczywie, makaronach, słodyczach i owocach są trawione w przewodzie pokarmowym i zamieniają się w glukozę, która jest następnie wchłaniana do krwi i narządów, zasilając je w niezbędną do życia energię. Jego nadmiar jednak jest przyczyną wielu chorób, nie bez powodu cukier nazywany jest białą plagą XXI wieku. Read more