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Green Stuff…

2 Oct

HAPPPPY OCTOBER!

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Where the heck did September go!?  Time sure does fly when you’re…knee high in school work, interning, training for a race and trying to sneak in time for your fabulous friends.  My plate currently looks like it was prepared by an EXTREMELY hungry man at a Thanksgiving feast…but I don’t think I’d have it any other way (I mean…who doesn’t LOVE Thanksgiving…Right!?).

Any-who…I thought I’d share a little bit about some green stuff that I’ve been crushing on lately, since green has been on the mind. Although this may come as a shock to some…I’m not about to proclaim my love for Kale (because that’s a given…duh!).  It always cracks me up when friends tease me about my eating habits and the joke usually always falls on poor old KALE (so I’m giving it the day off from being the center of attention).  Instead I’d like to talk about my favorite little algae…Chlorella!

Chlorella was not always a supplement on my besties list…in fact, it was kind of a little B$%CH the first time we met!  I’ll never forget the first time I thought I’d give Chlorella a try.  I was living in Miami at the time and thought I’d pick up some tablets while at Whole Foods for a little lunch jaunt (when in doubt…head to Whole Foods for lunch!  No matter what city you are in you will find something to satisfy your tummy!).  After I finished my sushi, I decided to give the Chlorella a whirl.  The box indicated that I should chew 10 tablets with food, so that is exactly what I did!  10 Tablets and a few swigs of water later…I was ready to start reaping the benefits!  A few hours and a bunch of errands later I arrived home…took one look in the mirror…and realized my ENTIRE MOUTH was TEAL!!!  HOW DID NOONE INFORM ME OF THIS!?  Although I certainly got in a good laugh, I decided to put them on the shelf for a while to avoid any future embarassment.

Flash forward to this past spring, on my trip to Australia, where I was visiting one of my BEST girl friends in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD 😉 !  She is a HEALTH NUT just like me, so naturally it was a friendship made in heaven.  While I was down under I had the pleasure of meeting some of her friends and family too.  We all had fun bonding over health tips, natural beauty concoctions and smoothie recipes (you know-the normal stuff!).  One of the girls got us all on a morning cocktail of chlorella and lemon (to try and negate the fun we were having at night); at first it wasn’t so easy on the taste buds.  With some nose pinching and deep breaths I would choke it down (because come on…who wouldn’t want to glow like these hotties!?  Please ignore that can in my hand…I was following it with my algae REMEMBER!?)

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Waking up, Not feeling so hot

26 Jun

Contrary to what the title may lead you to believe…no I did not have a long night last night.  I was in bed by a respectable 1am after hanging out with my most beautiful friend,  Chelsea Keller.  If you live in L.A. you’ve most likely seen her on almost every bus stop in town.  She shot the World Cup Bebe campaign about two months ago, and we are so excited for it to finally be out!  Yesterday, I couldn’t help but run down to 3rd and La Brea and snap a pic!! (friends are allowed bragging rights)  🙂

Chelsea's Bebe Campaign

So if I wasnt out into all hours of the night, why am I feeling so icky?  The past few weeks I have been battling a pretty bad sinus infection (gross I know), and I thought the worst was behind me.   It seems I must also be allergic to something in the air out here, because my eyes are itchy again.  Hopefully “June Gloom” is almost behind us,  it’s not fun being all stuffy and puffy!

Normally, allergies wouldn’t be such a huge problem.  I’d get some sleep and stay hydrated.  Then I’d play the waiting game until my body kicks whatever is looming around.  This time however, I don’t have the luxury of waiting.  I have a busy few days ahead of me and have to be looking my best!  Tomorrow I will be filming something for a show, Monday shooting a  look book, and Tuesday I’m flying back East!  I wish I could release more juicy details of my job tomorrow (because it should be really neat), but I am held to secrecy.  Having to keep secrets happens often in modeling.  Many times the client will require that you stay “hush-hush” until the material is released.  Its can be difficult sometimes when people want to know what you have been up to, but you have to stay true to your word and not let anything slip. 🙂

This morning I knew I had to take quick action to make sure my energy is up to power me through the next few days.  Being so passionate about healing from the inside out, I quickly broke out my “Super Foods” and whipped up a Power smoothie!

It is so important to be feeding your body the proper nutrition it needs, especially when you are feeling under the weather.  Although this powder tastes as “green” as you would expect it to on its own, mixed up with some fruit, flax and coconut water it just what the doctor ordered.  I strongly encourage everyone to have some kind of green nutritional powder on hand.  If you’re not able to get it down every day, shoot for at least once a week to give your cells the proper nutrition they crave!!!

Along with my delicious smoothie I have been drinking heaps of lemon water!  Staying hydrated is not only important when your sick but in everyday life aswell.  It helps keep your energy up and your skin glowing!

I love our Brita Water filter! ❤

I usually start my day with half a lemon in warm water…but today I have decided to bring out the heavy artillery. 🙂

I have already powered through 4 lemons and will be heading to the store in a bit to stock up on more!  Call me crazy, but they are an excellent source of vitamin C and as Jethro Kloss reported in his book  Back to Eden:

“The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also antiscorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”

Sounds good to me!

Happy Saturday xoxo

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