Thursday, March 5, 2015

B E A U T I F Y and D E T O X I F Y

SO IT GOES
We talked a little yesterday about the chemicals in food. But why not take a little glance at some of the names of chemicals in our makeup; hand lotion; soap; shampoo and household cleaners?

It's not a new discussion here regarding "things that are bad for you" and some of the names may be very familiar to you.  Let's just go over a few and what are the actual facts regarding each chemical, according to a California State Report.

Phenol, Formaldehyde, Cocamide DEA, Nitrosamine, Propylene glycol, Phthalates, and Parabens are just a few ingredients used in common household cosmetic and personal products, to name a few.

All we have to do is grab a product and read the back of the label, and if they contain any of the ingredients listed above, then you will be taking the first step in "Detoxifying your body" of harmful chemicals.


The purpose of detoxifying your body is to bring you to your most optimal state of health and well being.  Let's begin.


Today we will just look at the first ingredient, Phenol, what it is, what it does, where do you find it, and what can it lead us to.  We will look at the other chemicals in following days, 
if you care to read the blog daily.  

Phenol, what is it?
Taken from the free online dictionary

phenol is defined as

 /phe·nol/ (fe´nol)
1.an extremely poisonous compound,C6H5OH, which is caustic and disinfectant used as a pharmaceutic preservative and in dilution as an antimicrobial and  topical anesthetic and antipruritic. Poisoning, due to ingestion or transdermal  absorption, causes symptoms including colic, local irritation, corrosion, seizure,cardiac arrhythmias, 
shock, and respiratory arrest.

According to the CDC, Phenol has Synonyms & Trade Names, such as:
      Carbolic acidHydroxybenzene, Monohydroxybenzene, Phenyl       alcohol, and Phenyl hydroxide


Phenol, what does it do?
It is used as an antiseptic and was first used in surgery. Today it is used in household cleaners and personal products, such as mouthwash. Also they are used in resins or glues in wood products and plastics, as well as, in bold-colored dyes.


Phenol, where do you find it?

Well this is where you come in.  It is time for you to start reading your labels at home for household cleaners and personal products, and see if you can find any of the following, contained in them:

PhenolHydroxybenzene, Monohydroxybenzene, Phenyl alcohol, Phenyl hydroxide or Carbolic acid

Phenol.  Where does it lead us to?


Well hopefully we are better informed, ready to face the environment in a more prudent manner and better armed to choose what we buy because of how it may impact our health.

Let's recap.
Phenol. Is a toxin found in daily household items that can lead to: serious damage to heart, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys, central nervous system; seizures; coma; birth defects; cancer; death.

(facts can be found in the msds or material safety data sheet, that is used by most companies/hospitals)

Wishing you all good health and wellness today!
Love from Nikki B.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Food Challenge

I love to talk about nutrition (since I am a nurse) with my patients.  So I thought I would talk to you about it in my blog.  Have you ever considered how hard it would be to eat "Clean Food?"  Now you are probably wondering
 "What is she talking about here?"


Well let's take a look at our choices. There's home cooked food; fast food; ethnic food; canned food; 
frozen food; prepared foods; catered foods; raw food; 
whole food, just to start the list but 
I could go on.  It's just to get you to 
really think about your food and 
where it comes from and what goes into it. 
Clean food to me would be 
"with no chemicals added".  The fewer 
"middle men" that handle 
my food, the better.  



So clean food to me, would be whole food, locally grown, and in its natural state.  In other words, the way nature intended it to be.  But I am not a vegetarian (although I could be).  Anyway the less chemicals (or words that you can't pronounce) on the label of any food, the better.  

Best of all, if the food does not have 
any ingredients (or label) added.



Why should I challenge you to this? 
 It's to emphasize that the quality of our food 
has changed since the advent of fast 
and processed food, 
but we all know that!  
But to what degree, it is not so apparent.

In fact we don't even bother to look at those 
"chemically type of words" on the back 
of our food products, because we know 
they are there and we just take 
the FDA's word for it that it's "OK!"

But so are GMOs, that are endorsed 
by the FDA (the consumer protection squad, 
or so you thought!)



But that's another subject and will have 
to wait for another day!  So here's to clean food and feeling a little bit healthier today!  
Your challenge if you are willing to accept it, 
is to write down every chemical 
that you read on the back of the foods
 that you are eating, and actually look it up 
and see what are the facts on it! 
Most chemicals are toxic; cause cancer; 
asthma; allergies and much more.

Hopefully, the list will be small 
to non-existent, because 
I would hope you are eating whole fruits, 
vegetables and meat from your local grower/market
to feel your optimum.


Love to all, Nikki B.

Monday, February 16, 2015

NikkB's Notes: Happy and Healthy MONDAY!

NikkB's Notes: Happy and Healthy MONDAY!: Hope your Monday brings you all good things!   Remember to take rest breaks! Eat whole foods to give you energy! Take a b...

Happy and Healthy MONDAY!





Hope your Monday brings you all good things!

 
Remember to take rest breaks!

Eat whole foods to give you energy!

Take a brisk walk as time permits! 20 minutes is great!

Always think positively and you will be surprised with the great results!

It's all in the attitude! Be positive!










Try to make a difference in someone's life!  Help someone today!

Volunteer your time to a worthy cause!

Be thankful for all your blessings!  You will see the good results in good health!

Wishing you wellness and healing today!

Love, Nikki B.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A moment

I wanted to take this time to talk to you'll, or you all, as they say in the South! What do you expect, I grew up in Virginia. I'm lucky I don't still have a "twang". Anyway, I wanted to say that every time we look at the News, it's nothing but bad news! About a war or a killing somewhere! I know it's great to be "up on the news" but actually is it? What benefit does it do us to know about everything bad that's happening out there? 

I say we need to insulate ourselves because, literally, we have enough stressors in our daily lives.  We have to have moments of peace throughout the day. In fact I would limit the amount of "news" that you take in for a 24 hour period.  If only you, or you all, could turn off the television and just take a walk, like say after dinner, you probably would sleep a heck of a lot better than watching the "nightly news" and then trying to doze off.

I am more apt to watch a movie and then turn in.  I told you a long time ago that I am a dreamer.  I always will be.  But maybe, there's a reason.  I choose to look at the more beautiful side of life.  I see a lot of suffering on my job as a nurse, so don't worry, I have my dose of "reality" too.  I do try to help those in need everyday, I just can't look at it hour after hour.  

Okay so that was my thought for the moment that I wanted to express to you.  Always wishing you peace and joy throughout your day.  I feel if you can have that you will be able to keep illness away, your immunity high, and your health at its highest level.  That is my intention!
Love to you all. Nikki B.

Friday, November 14, 2014

NOVEMBER MOMENTS








HAPPY FRIDAY AND JOY
WITH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND!








AFTER A BUSY WEEK AND IN 
ANTICIPATION OF AN UPCOMING MOVE IN MY 

LOCAL AREA, AND A REVIEW OF AN EXAM FOR THE PCCN CERTIFICATION, I AM GOING TO SLOW THINGS DOWN A BIT AND FIND A FEW RELAXING MOMENTS TO SAVOR THIS WEEKEND!





BEFORE WE KNOW IT, THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE UPON US AND SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES NOW TO RELAX.

PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU, NIKKI B.