Cleansing from the Inside Out

Learning how to cleanse from the inside out is as important to our overall health and well being as learning how to cleanse our hair the right way.

Cleansing our body, mind & spirit is so refreshing…kind of like the beauty of this picture…it just makes you feel all wonderful and peaceful doesn’t it?

O7A9fAvYSXC7NTdz8gLQ_IMGP1039When you Google the phrase “cleansing from the inside out”, it will return you approximately 5,830,000 results.

Obviously…this is a HUGE deal in the world we live in due to all of the toxicity in our world today: environment, food, beauty products…just to name a few.

We must be diligent in caring about what we put into our bodies, as that affects this shell we inhabit in either good ways, or bad ways in what comes out of our bodies.

BeverlyD is a revolutionary leader in teaching on how to cleanse your insides first, which in turn will affect your outside in a wonderful way!

Here are a couple excerpts from the book HAIR NOW ~ 7 Devotions of Hair Enlivenment by BeverlyD that deal with how to cleanse from the inside out.how to cleanse from the inside out

“Learning how to read the ingredients list on a product label is essential. Labels indicating that a product contains “natural ingredients” can be misleading.

The first three ingredients listed on any given label are the most important.

Manufacturers will often prominently display the word “water” on labels of natural products. This is not false.

However, if water is listed as the first ingredient in a shampoo, and the second is sodium lauryl sulfate, then the primary active ingredient in that shampoo is sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium laurel sulfate, and sodium laureth sulfate, among other common ingredients found in most hair care products are petroleum-derived.

A petroleum derived ingredient is an ingredient that is processed from petroleum.

The process produces toxins which damage hair, follicle, and scalp. Because petroleum is a natural substance, one might easily assume it is beneficial to our locks, but petroleum-based substances are damaging to our hair.”

 

“Know the difference between organic, natural, and green, and whenever possible, go local.

There are a great many benefits to interacting with local communities, not the least of which is the ability to investigate and ascertain the integrity and authenticity of a product.”

Just a few words of wisdom concerning cleansing that we can all LIVE by!

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How to Naturally Cleanse Your Hair

 

An excerpt from HAIR NOW ~ Seven Devotions of Hair Enlivenment.

wash hairCleansing our hair becomes a gentler, easier process when we use organic, natural ingredients from the plant kingdom.

There is an energy that comes from the plant kingdom that makes us feel, or experience things more intensely.

Our hair and everything around us becomes softer, kinder, more natural.

This energy is like a spiritual vibration that grows out of our being kind to ourselves, and extends this kindness to our whole self, and even to other people.

It is not necessary to pressure the hair, the body, or the spirit into change. The goal is not to get healthy hair in a day. Restoring the hair takes time, as we are implementing a whole health system.

When we use organic plants and plant materials, we are not going to be cleansing as frequently as we would with synthetic, petroleum-based products that coat, wax, and polish the hair, and make it necessary to shampoo every naturally cleanse hairday.

Treating hair well and keeping it clean is not just about the grooming, or shampooing process. Cleansing occurs outside and inside, and also involves nutrition.  Oils cleanse from the outside, but we must also nurture the hair from the inside through the carefully selected nutrients we give it and the foods we eat every day.

There is a dirty little secret that shampoo companies do not want us to know. When we wash our hair with their nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients end up not in our hair, but down the drain, along with all the money that we spent on the product.

These shampoos are not molecularly structured to penetrate the cells of hair, especially not the tiny hair
follicles from where our hair actually grows. Instead, they sit atop the follicle and cuticle until we rinse them away.

To think about this another way: if you fertilize a plant, do you pour the fertilizer on the leaves?

Of course not. You pour the fertilizer on the roots and into the soil.

Our hair works basically the same way.

If we want to feed our hair correctly, we must treat it at the roots. Plant oils have varying molecular structures designed to penetrate the scalp and hair follicle so that a healthy, balanced environment is cultivated for hair growth.

Using a plant-based shampoo can make all the
difference for growing a beautiful and healthy head of hair.

 

BeverlyD KINDNESS Organic Hair ShampooWhat is a Good Shampoo?

Kindness ~ BeverlyD Luxe Organic Shampoo rocks as a superb cleanser and remover of buildup, dirt, styling products, and oils while cleansing and balancing the follicle in the scalp.

For some hair types it can stand alone as a total and complete, moisturizing, cleansing, de-tangling, and conditioning formula ready for styling, or natural drying.

When was the last time you showed a little Kindness to your hair?

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50 Shades of Cool…Revisited

February is here, and the LIVE holiday of St Valentine!

50-Shades-of-Grey

 

It’s also the release of 50 Shades of Grey, so here I am re-releasing my “50 Shades of Cool”…natural from nature, modern hair.

 

Grey? Yes, Grey.

Or, if you prefer…Silver Slate, Vintage Platinum, Icy White, Blue Silver, Cool Violet, Smokey Blonde, Smoldering Bombshell!

Vogue promoted the look and I agree: grey doesn’t mean grandma anymore.

This coming-of-age color is modern, edgy and space-age. It’s all in the execution.

Will grey work for you?

Vogue Magazine Grey Hair Color PictureWith any look, what’s important is that your hair be shiny and healthy and have a modern cut so that your hair can move.

When your hair shines and moves, it attracts…and attraction is what it’s all about.

To take on this 21st century style, consider a visit to a hair color expert. Use organic hair color creams like Schwartzkopf Essensity.

Make a visit to an image consultant to pick clothing colors to complement your hair color, body type, and skin tone. Then, upgrade your wardrobe to include the latest styles.

Now, add some new activities to get your body moving; upgrade your diet; make a few of those other changes you’ve been considering.

You’ll create enough excitement in your life to make you blush, resulting with a wholesome, healthy, happy aura that sells any look.

How do you feel about your “50 shades of grey”?

How to Find Locally Sourced Foods…

Have you ever had a problem locating foods that are sourced in your local area?

local foodsWould you like to be able to find the best local foods in order to provide your family, your restaurant, your farm stand, etc. with these excellent offerings?

We recently came across an article in the Well Being Journal that we would like to share with you.

Agrilicious is a new venture with a goal to be a national go-to resource for local, nutritious food. The website helps readers find, select, and celebrate the benefits of locally sourced food.

Agrilicious supports the family-farmer connection, bringing together restaurants, grocery delivery services, meal kit producers, distributors, educators, and food industry experts and advocates to share ideas, connect, and make a difference.

Agrilicious is for those who are becoming curious and concerned about the food we eat, where it’s from, and what is actually in it.

Agrilicious provides over 100,000 listings and enhanced profiles of local food sellers; search tools allowing individuals, agripreneurs, and business-to-business (B2B) food suppliers to connect online and offline; food, farming, and agriculture news, independent reviews and analysis, columns, educational materials, and a blog, and featured farms and businesses; informative videos from industry experts; food-related documentaries; and exclusive programming including, “In Search of Food”, an online series featuring Joel Salatin, Ann Cooper, Alice Waters, Scott Pampuch, and Barton Seaver. Based in Seattle, WA, Agricilious SPC is a social purpose corporation.

Agrilicious is a new organization at the heart of the food movement, providing a novel way to participate in the local food experience. Learn more about Agrilicious here.

Do you have other resources for finding locally sourced foods?

Tell us about them in the comments below! We enjoy hearing from you!

Food vs. Medicine

With the new year upon us, many people desire to make big changes in their overall health.

lifestyle vs medicineOne thing that is becoming more and more popular is the idea of changing your lifestyle and diet to correct, or relieve any ailments versus taking medications that will more than likely have harmful side effects.

A common ailment in today’s society is the headache!

Ginger is a wonderful root, high in anti-inflammatory properties with several beneficial factors, and relieving migraines is one of many.

Avoid any foods containing MSG because MSG has been scientifically linked to causing headaches along with other health issues. The leading causes of headaches is caffeine, the artificial sweetener aspartame, and foods that contain sodium nitrate, such as processed foods and cured meat like hot dogs and bacon.

Every man and woman wants the chance to drink from the fountain of youth. In order to prevent the effects of aging, a simple change in diet can do the trick.

All you have to do is reduce your intake of foods that contain high amounts of saturated fats, as well as reduce your intake of red meat to no more than twice a week.

And, of course, eliminate fried foods.

Foods low in saturated fat as well as raw foods are fine. A plant-based diet would be beneficial.

Foods especially good for “anti-aging” are broccoli sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, blueberries, and apples.

Another common health aggravation are those dreaded allergies.

manganeseAllergy levels are increasing due to the amount of environmental pollutants and food contaminates. One little known fact is that people with chronic allergies are usually deficient in manganese.

Foods that contain a good amount of manganese are beans, peas, blueberries, and then there is the option of taking a manganese supplement.

There are a handful of various supplements that can be taken on a daily basis that will reduce allergies, such as Omega-3 Oil, Vitamin C, etc.

The consumption of stinging nettle herb can also be used in the treatment of severe allergies due to it being an immune system booster.

Cantaloupe, Ginger and Apple are also all good for boosting the immune system and thus relieving allergy symptoms.

This is just a snippet of what foods are really capable of.

Instead of taking a handful of prescription and OTC medications, you can just change the foods you eat, take the bad things out and add specific good things to relieve whatever health issue you’re having.

Be more mindful of what you consume.

Make a food log to keep track of what you’re eating and how it’s affecting your overall well-being.

The saying “you are what you eat” is very true!

Here at BeverlyD, we know your hair will mirror the products you use on it, and our bodies do the same thing!

Live a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and even healthier hair!

food as medicine book coverA good recourse and guide to follow when wanting to make a dietary change in your life is the book “Food as Medicine” by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

“As you age, you should decrease your overall calorie consumption and increase the amount of raw foods you eat.” ~Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D

 

 

What changes are you making this year to ensure your healthiest year yet?

Share them with us in the comments below!

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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
Generosity

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!

 

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.

BeverlyD as her one woman show character

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!