Some of you know that we went through a life event where we lost our second baby angel a bit too soon before he was even born. It has left me in pieces in all the senses but mostly emotionally. I’ve overcome most of the hardships, I think, and it’s no secret that I want to conceive soon again. But I am not ready and neither is my body. I still nurse and keep and basic vegan diet but I want to prepare my for my next rainbow baby and I’ve got to do my homework and then some. I’m about to geek out on health stuff and it is work!
Here are 5 activities and products that I will be looking into in order to clean my body and be in optimal health. Check it:
1. *Get your vitamins, girl.
Being a vegan I need to pay attention more to my vitamin intake and B-12 is one of those that most vegans lack. Luckily spirulina has a good amount of it and taking a tablespoon of this powder in a juice should do the trick. It provides a great amount of iron and betacarotene too. Not only that but it enhances immunity, supports eye, brain and cardiovascular health. Perfect before or after workout.
“Spirulina has 2300% more iron than spinach, 3900% more beta carotene than carrots, 300% more calcium than whole milk, and 375% more protein than tofu.”
Sold at Whole Foods in Miami and at Amazon here.
2. Non-toxic Nails.
I’m all concerned about eating clean this and that and I never thought that my nail polish was a huge source of toxins on my body. The ingredients in most of these nail polishes pose for serious health issues like endocrine disruption causing all kinds of hormone imbalances. One ingredient in particular called triphenyl phosphate (or TPHP) is the culprit of these issues, and it happens to be in most conventional nail polishes.
SpaRitual nail lacquers are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. We will never stop looking for ways to make sure our products are good for people and good for the planet.
3. Free yoga
Yoga has been my emotional stabilizer since my friend Laura introduced me to it in 2007. I love high impact sports like soccer and mountain biking but low impact workouts like lifting weights were (and still are to me!) booooring as hell, guys. Finding a challenging low impact workout like yoga though was an (third) eye opener. See what I did there? I was able to flow through many good and bad thoughts. I learned how to love and push my body. I learned how to breathe during intense poses and confide that my body knew its limitations, a quality that I applied when giving birth to LO at our very own home birth. Whatever your reason to do yoga, I’ll tell you that in every practice there’s something new you’ll learn about yourself and it’s so fucking worth it.
Check out these FREE classes in Miami:
Bayfront Park: Every day of the week except Sundays.
Museum Park: Donation based. Wednesday and Friday at 6pm and Saturday and Sunday at 9am
Brickell Centre Farmer’s Market Yoga: During farmer’s market every Sunday at 9am
NWS Yoga Mornings: Free yoga on the lawn of New World Symphony. Classes start in the fall. Check for upcoming dates.
Wynwood Jugo Fresh Yoga del barrio: Every third Wednesday of the month at their Wynwood and Coral Gables locations.
Why free? Because I can’t have financial attachments on sporadic workouts and odd schedules with my growing kid. Also because free and donation based yoga practices bring the community together and the spiritual elevation is, for me, much higher than in a conventional gym.
4. Drinking goodness
Uh, no, I don’t mean drinking wine and coffee with hashtags all over them. In fact, quite the opposite of those actually. Drinking less alcohol (I re discovered sake…so.) and less coffee can reduce the acidity in the body. Drinking more water (why is this so hard if it’s so obvious?) more coconut water and herbal teas to aid alkalinity in the body. My friend Ana says it well:
@coachanaservin Water regulates your body temperature & lubricates your joints. It also helps transport nutrients to give you energy & keep you healthy. If you’re not properly hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may experience fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, or more serious symptoms.
What are probiotics? In short, it’s live GOOD bacteria cultures that balance the digestive system- which consequently aids immune system and other issues.
I was really good at taking a tablespoon or two in the morning and sometimes at night. So this is back on my list!
These are vegan probiotics made from young coconut kefir. Sugar free. Dairy free. Certified vegan. Gluten free. Soy free. No GMOs. Inner-Eco averages over 100 billion probiotic CFU’s per 1 tbsp serving (probiotics at time of production. CFU is colony-forming unit). DO NOT SHAKE and keep refrigerated.
Found in Whole Foods in Miami.
*Please consult with your doctor before consuming the recommended products above!
Do you have any recommendations on these or other products that you love? I’d love to add to my list 🙂