Sugar Free? NOT Necessarily!

The Holiday Season is in full swing, and you know that there are going to be “goodies” around every corner and at every function you attend!

The question is, should you eat the ones with sugar, or should you go the sugar-free route and try to feel good about doing something “healthy” for your body?

sugar gingerbread manHere’s a good rule of thumb: If it’s homemade, eat it without guilt!

Even if it’s got sugar in it!

At least it hasn’t been sitting on some grocery shelf for who knows how long and loaded with all kinds of ingredients you can’t begin to pronounce anyway!

If you think you are not eating sugar…think again.

Here is the list of all ingredients made from GMO corn which is being used as a non replacement for sugar, as well as an additional ingredient in many of the packaged products you eat regularly!.

  • Alpha tocopherol
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Baking powder
  • Calcium stearate
  • Caramel
  • Cellulose
  • Citric Acid
  • Citrus cloud emulsion
  • Corn flour
  • Corn oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose (glucose)
  • Diglycerides
  • Ethylene
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl lactate
  • Fibersol-2
  • Fructose
  • Fumaric acid
  • Gluten
  • Golden syrup
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Inisotol
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt
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A pure “SUGAR” treat for your hair! Treat yourself to some today!

STOP EATING PRE-PACKAGED PROCESSED PRODUCTS!

DO ENJOY all the goodness of those yummy homemade treats this season, knowing that they are freshly made with the greatest of commodities known to mankind…LOVE.

What are some of your favorite homemade Holiday treats?

Share them with us in the comments below!

 

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BeverlyD Entrepreneurship

My entrepreneurial experience began as young child…

Being from a dairy farm family, children were abundant and contributed to the success of the farm business. That was like having a job with no pay, an apprenticeship.

But, of course, we were fed, clothed, lodged and loved.

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The real entrepreneur training happened when we got an opportunity to pick cucumbers to raise our own money. Every summer, from about July through September, we picked cucumbers and got our own vouchers to take to the bank to save for our own spending.

Of course, we bought our school supplies and clothes with this money.

I actually paid for my tuition for beauty school with that money. This was all the beginning of entrepreneurship for me.

Make the money; then spend the money.

This theory can also apply to one’s health, well-being, and beauty. I’d like to call it entrepre-beauty.

Beauty now is so much based on capitalism; spending money in hopes of looking better. It often involves using credit, or borrowing money, opening a business, and hoping it all works.

HOPE can be a dangerous path in the area of business and well-being.

Let’s look at how beauty can work in an entrepreneurial sense. May I suggest that you first plant some seeds; seeds of good thoughts, seeds of nutritious foods. Include a proper vitamin balance, movement, sunshine, and some well thought out beauty practices that are synergistic with a person’s body and spirit.

Instead of doing your hair, how about being your hair?

As you are growing your hair, your hair is symbolic of an evolution, or an unfolding of getting better, healthier, thicker, shinier, younger, and strong.

Capitalistically, you command the hair into place in one service. You look for an instant change, a quick fix.

Instant gratification.

In a Capitalist system, you have nothing one day, and the next day there is a business front.

Just like that.

Costs a lot of money up front, but you can buy money and pay interest, and it just will cost you more.

I remember the 80’s and beyond.

Women would come with such damaged bad color, and I could spend a whole day correcting it with $600 plus price tags.

When you want instant results, it costs.

An example is hair extensions, which are a very expensive remedy for thickening hair.  Instant gratification can satisfy temporarily, but the future costs will be even more. For someone with fine hair, certain processes are going to stress the follicle, and the hair is eventually going to fall out.

Quick fixes are a lot like modern medicine…drugs with side effects.

So, you can operate this way, and a lot of people do.

However, if you want to get back to how things truly begin and grow, go back to the farm.  Your hair can be repaired and become what you truly would like it to be, though it takes time.

In business, we call this get rich slow; in hair, we call it heal your hair naturally and organically according to nature.

What are your thoughts? Share them with us!

Redefining Organic

These days, we call it “organic”, but what does organic really mean?

Organic in the original definition is something that occurs naturally; a natural process of life. Some call it a natural growth process. Nature’s way of growing, developing and blossoming.

It is not manipulated; it is following the laws of nature.what makes it organic

Organic is not the USDA label saying something was grown in a particular way; even in those cases it is so manipulated and artificial, but city folks are buying it while thinking they are doing something good.

Guess what: the only thing that can be certified organic is plants…period.

Those are the only BEINGS ON THIS EARTH GROWN FROM SEEDS THAT ARE ORGANICALLY GROWN.

THE REST IS ALL BULLSHIT.

Organic beef…lie.

Organic chicken, are you kidding me?

Did the chicken grow up in nature only eating bugs?

It’s the same with hair products. Organic? Are you kidding me?

There are no rules!

The USDA has not completed any definitions. It is all made up and the man who was doing something about that, to fix things, died this year: Horst M. Rechelbacher.

Here is my point: The only way you could certify an organic product is if the ingredients are solely plants and are in the bottle.

For example: plant oils.

So, don’t fall for all those names on bottles and that “certified” label. Remember my story about the certified organic factory that labels and produces; it was not pure. It contained petroleum fumes and ingredients from chemical plants

So perhaps you wonder why I use the word “organic.”

It’s to get your attention!

It’s to be in the buzz, and I use the word to describe the process by which your hair will transform when you use our products.

Your hair becomes young again; organically, naturally, and with simple ingredients.

This means less shampooing and more evolving into what your hair naturally wants to be.

Have questions? Share them with us below!

We’ll help you choose the right products for you!

Appreciation Featured in 002 Houston Magazine

Our BeverlyD Luxe Organic Hair Care product Appreciation is making news! In the July 14 issue of 002houston magazine, Appreciation was featured in this fabulous list of oils that are taking the beauty industry by storm.

We are excited to see the recognition being given to a product that is essential to your beauty regimen on a daily basis, especially if you want to keep your hair and skin looking alive and young!

Click here to purchase Appreciation for yourself, a friend, or loved one!

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BeverlyD Cover Story in Hometown

Recently, BeverlyD was given front-page coverage in her hometown newspaper, Pulaski News, in Pulaski Wisconsin!

Thank you to Jenna Guernsey of Pulaski News for a well-written tribute to BeverlyD that truly embodies the theme that anyone can do anything, if they just set their mind to it!

Anything is Possible

Pulaski alumna Beverly Dombrowski proves that anything is possible. Coming from a town of 32 people, nine of which were family members, Dombrowski has now raised and impacted over 1,000 hairdressers, and managed and opened 44 salons. Dombrowski also has her own line of hair products, “BeverlyD Luxe Organic Hair Care”. On top of that, she hosts workshops where she takes on roles such as “entrepreneur and lifestyle mentor”.

 

Pulaski News ArticlePulaski impacted her lifestyle in many ways. In high school, Dombrowski was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and she even created her own club while a student at Pulaski High School called Pep Club. “There was my expression of getting something started,” said Dombrowski.

 

Growing up in and around the farming industry in Pulaski was the foundation of Dombrowski’s success. “Farming is a very entrepreneurial environment. A lot of my mentoring and coaching comes from those basic principles of farming,” she said.

 

Not only was she an active part in clubs in Pulaski, she also participated in Pulaski News. Her Pulaski News adviser, Bernard Olejniczak, taught her many lessons she still uses today; the main one being to write simple. “The Pulaski News gave me experience,” said Dombrowski. “Journalism is about saying what you see; it’s not opinion. Writing about what you see was the background training for me becoming a coach. That’s what I learned from the Pulaski News, reporting what actually happened,” said Dombrowski.

 

Dombrowski has done a variety of local celebrities’ hair in Texas, including Princess Margaret of Romania and Arianna Huffington. Dombrowski became close friends with Huffington, and this led her to becoming a blogger for the Huffington Post, and even attending Huffington’s wedding in New York. “I’m always writing to create a life where you don’t burn out; a life of vitality. That’s what I write about on the Huffington Post,” said Dombrowski.

 

The main class she hosts is “What to Do With the Rest of Your Life”. This workshop helps entrepreneurs come up with fun new business ideas that deliver value as well. Another workshop she hosted was “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, where women learn how to cooperate, look at what they desire, and really see how they want their life to turn out; they also put on a show that included singing and dancing to have some fun. “It creates memorable experiences that enliven people,” said Dombrowski. “Inspiring others to go for what they want in their lives, that is the thing I can be proud of.”

 

Hair Now by BeverlyDDombrowski’s book, “HAIR NOW ~ Seven Devotions for Hair Enlivenment”, shows her passion for the hair industry. “I’ve been writing in several ways for the last 15 years on a regular basis. I do a newsletter for my company monthly, so basically I took all the material from 15 years of writing,” said Dombrowski.

 

She then had someone organize all of the material, then she came up with the design and chapters of her book, which are named after her products. The first part of the chapters are about spirit, and the second is about hair. After hiring someone to edit, Dombrowski decided that she didn’t like the book and rewrote it all herself.

 

“This book is about spirit and hair. It’s about your energy and your life spirit,” said Dombrowski. “That’s what my book’s about, Enlivenment. Not just hair, but your life. How do you bring more energy and vitality into your life.”

 

Dombrowski has also had the opportunity to visit Germany many times and has a clientele there, as well. Visiting other countries helped her create a global client base from the organization Global Women Entrepreneur’s Network (GWEN).

 

“The essence of this organization is very simple; to do the things you love and find the pieces of your life puzzle and activate them. They are the pieces that make you feel loving and kind to others. Then, as a smart woman, turn those activities into a successful career,” wrote Dombrowski in a recent press release.

 

Dombrowski is returning to Germany this August for a conference with GWEN. She has released her book and hosted hair parties in Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, and Munich.

 

Dombrowski came from the small town of Pulaski, Wisconsin, and moved to the business capital of the world, New York City, for nine years and has worked tirelessly to accomplish her entrepreneurial goals. Her life is a true story that shows us that anything is possible. For more information on Dombrowski’s entrepreneur school, visit beverlydentrepreneurschool.wordpress.com.

 

Acknowledgement, Appreciation, Attention…the Antidote to the Blues!

Feeling low, blue  or depressed is a huge symptom of today’s society of fast pace, individuality, and machines doing everything for us.  Where is the human contact? Where are we rubbing up against each other, touching, hugging, and talking face to face.  Human connection is the most satifying way to increase oxyctocin the hormone of attraction.
 
Perhaps this is the flaw of our daily regimen,  a lack of connection to other people.  How did Robin Williams manage to commit suicide?  He had to find a place to do it ALONE. He had to take the time to plan it ALONE. He had all these feeling inside and shared it ALONE.
 
His death can be the wakeup call for all human beings to get on board and get connected.  Creating processes or habits to pay attention to each other. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, APPRECIATION AND ATTENTION can be experienced in the simplicity of a focused team meeting of who ever you are with.  Staying face to face and really getting what the other person is saying.  Acknowledging one self and the other brings an intimacy and closeness like no other.  Love becomes present.
 
Isn’t it time for us to start treating each other like you talk to your pet, or baby in that baby voice?  
 
Appreciation_ProductStill_hiRes-Start today with you and your partner, family, or peers and express three things you would like to be acknowledged for, then do the same for the others.  It’s kind of like the snaps in Legally Blonde only more actual and real.  Isn’t that what we want to be real and alive?

Oil Pulling via Collaboration

BeverlyD prefers Collaboration to coconut for taste reasons, but here’s an article regarding oil pulling and its benefits put out by my dentist, who is an authority and an advanced biological dentist.

Collaboration

 

It seems everyone’s talking about oil pulling these days – from mommy bloggers to fashionistas to the Huffington Post and plenty more in between. But what is it? And why is it? And why have Dr. Glaros and many of us here in the office happily taken up this ancient Ayurvedic practice?

What is Oil Pulling Anyway?

Basically, oil pulling involves gently swishing oil in the mouth, through and over the teeth, for 15 minutes or so. It’s been used as a traditional folk remedy for thousands of years to strengthen teeth, gums and jaws, as well as prevent tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease.

 

There are a couple of theories about how oil pulling works. Most often, you hear that the oil “pulls” bacteria from the mouth into the oil – a theory rooted in the chemical principle that “like dissolves like.” This suggests that oil is able to cut through and break up the biofilm (“plaque”) on your teeth without damaging the enamel. It’s also believed that the oil’s low viscosity keeps microbes from sticking to the teeth, which in turn makes it harder for them to recolonize.

 

Many swear by oil pulling as a way to heal and detoxify the body even further, offering relief from a number of chronic illness. Skeptics beg to differ. As usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Our concern isn’t with those health claims, though – just oil pulling’s role in dental hygiene.

 

For there is, in fact, some good research out there supporting its ability control oral microbes that would otherwise contribute to disease. For instance, a 2011 study in the Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry reported oil pulling to be as effective as chlorhexidine – an antimicrobial mouthwash – in relieving halitosis. An earlier study headed by the same lead author reached a similar conclusion. Both the oil pulling and chlorhexidine groups had lower counts of S. mutans – a key bacterium involved in tooth decay – but only the oil pulling group showed significant reduction at all four testing times; chlorhexidine, just the first two.

 

“Oil pulling,” concluded the authors, “can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health.”

 

It’s worth noting, too, that while chlorhexidine is infamous for staining the teeth, oil pulling has a demonstrated tendency to whiten them.

How to Practice Oil Pulling

Note: Some people report a detox effect for the first few days of oil pulling, including mild congestion, headache and mucus drainage, among other effects. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have braces or caps, consult your dentist before you start oil pulling.

 

  1. Choose your oil. Most studies to date have used sesame seed oil, but others recommend coconut oil – which Dr. Glaros likes also for its richness in medium-chain fatty acids and lauric acid, both of which have wide-ranging health benefits. Whichever oil you use, make sure it is raw, unrefined and organic.
  2. First thing in the morning – before you eat or drink anything or brush your teeth – put 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil in your mouth. If you use coconut oil – which is solid at room temperature but melts quickly – this may feel a little weird at first, but that feeling soon fades.
  3. Swish the oil for 15 to 20 minutes. This is the time it takes for the oil to cut through the biofilm that builds up on your teeth while you sleep, but not so long that your body begins to reabsorb the toxins. Swish the oil gently between your teeth, all around your mouth, front and back. If you find 15 minutes too long at first, go for as long as you can and gradually work up to the recommended time.
  4. Spit the oil into the trash, not down a drain. Oils tend to solidify when cool and can build up in your pipes.
  5. Rinse with warm water.

Now, look for whiter, stronger teeth and healthier gum tissue to support them!

 

Click here to see original article.

Have you tried oil pulling yourself? What effects have you noticed? Please share your experiences with us!

HAIR NOW or Tomorrow??

  • Still addicted to monthly color upkeep?
  • Looking for ease in your connections?
  • Is your life so last year?
Update your ideas about life, love and hair with HAIR NOW Seven Devotions of Hair Enlivenment.
Hair Now by BeverlyD

 

I am here to offer you a much easier alternative, one of health and ease, one of honoring your personal beauty rather than someone else’s idea of beauty.I advocate the idea that you are inherently perfect and that you need only follow laws of nature, the land, and the farm to cultivate your beauty.

 

 

 


BeverlyD opening the GWEN #HAIRNOW book tour in Germany.

 

Enjoy these photos from the recent #HAIRNOW book tour in Germany!
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Green Heart of Spring

Green is such an accepting, powerful color…the luck of the green, the limey greens of spring appearing in the south, the St Patrick’s parades of Chicago, New York etc. the GREEN movement.  How does all of this impact our body and energy?

Power color Green is the chakra color of the heart center…the mid section of your chest.

Chakras are aligned vertically.
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