Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Aloe Vera: The Miracle Plant

This plant is one of the oldest know medicinal plants, used by both the Egyptians and the early Greek doctors long before modern medicine. The ancient Egyptians used it for beauty care and health.

The Aloe Vera Plant is a Cactus-like plant, growing in the warmer climates of the world, it is also a member of the lily and onion family of plants.

There are different species of the plant but the one with the health benefit is the Barbadensis miller. It is widely accepted that the plant has healing powers, but scientists have not been able to explain or duplicate the plant’s effectiveness until the 1968, when an American Pharmacist discovered a method to extract and naturally stablise the “gel” from the leaves while still preserving its natural healing potency.

Most beauty products now have listed as it’s ingredient Aloe Vera, this is because consumers are aware of the benefits of Aloe, and manufactures wants to take advantage of that.

Aloe Vera Contains over 75 known active ingredients, including 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the body and seven of the eight essential amino acids, as well as the abundance of several vitamins and minerals. Including vitamin C which increases iron absorption and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. it an excellent supplement for vegetarians and vegans, as it is packed with an abundance of nutrients.

At a glance Aloe Vera

·         Boosts the immune system, it contains unique polysaccharides including acemannan

·         Contains Antiseptic Agents

·         It is an anti-pruritic, effective against itching.

·         Commonly used to treat sunburns.

·         Increases blood flow to the skin

·         Naturally cleanses- effective detoxifies the body systems

·         Adaptogen: it corrects imbalances.

·         Penetrates tissues many layers of skin deep into the dermis

·         Naturally anti-inflammatory as it contains plants steroids

·         Stimulates cell regeneration

·         Natural pain killer as it contains natural analgesics

·         It is bactericidal, fungicidal and viricidal

·         Breaks down dead tissue- contains proteolytic enzymes.

Forever Living Aloe Veral Gel, contains 100% stabilized Aloe Vera and is approved by the international Aloe Science Council.
Forever Living has 4 1 litre Aloe Vera Drinks: these are the Pure 100% stabilize aloe vera, pictured above, the Forever Freedom, Aloe Berry Nectar and the Forever Aloe Bits 'n' peaches.


Source: Forever Living website: Journal of natural medicine, Wikipedia

to order any of these drinks please visit my website here www.debbieokoro.com and click on the shop tab.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Clean 9: a better way.

Please see previous post "New Year, New You" 

In July I went on the Forever Living 9 days cleaning program, designed to kick start my weight loss journey. Following the program helps deal with chemical burden and aids weight loss by supporting the body’s clean pathways.  
I  reduced from 66kg to 58kg and dropped 2 dress sizes in the process. I have kept the weight off, and thanks to clean 9 I have changed my relationship with food. 

There are many reasons why weight loss happens during the  9 day Cleanse. When you transform your diet, you remove the foods that are mucous forming and water retaining. You also reduce cravings so there is less emotional eating.
But here’s the most important reason: 90% of the harmful chemicals we consume are lipophilic, which means they dissolve only in fat. When you consume them and they enter your blood stream, your body retains and even generates fat to surround the toxic molecule.

When we talk about getting rid of harmful chemicals, this is the body trying to protect us from unwanted and dangerous substances.The body attempts to isolate these chemicals by surrounding them with mucous and fat.  This, in turn, prevents an imbalance in the body, which can if not dealt with lead to more serious health issues. 

After my clean 9 in July, I continued following the guide in the C9 booklet which comes in the pack, this enabled me to change my snacking habits, by sticking to the recommended low GI fruits and vegetables. 

Cleaning twice a year, helps your body to rid of these dangerous chemicals.
Once these harmful chemicals are gone from your body, there is no need for mucous and fat to remain stored within your system. By ridding your system of these elements you will burn off unwanted fat quickly!
This is why I will be cleaning it in the New Year. 
Clean 9 has an amazing system that takes the guesswork out of cleansing and  is totally natural and safe to use. The 9 day program will ensure your body gets all the beneficial daily nutrients needed for good health without dangerous chemicals getting in the way.

All you need is contained in the pack, (excluding the recommended food), plus will power and determination.
See our next post for what comes in the Clean 9 pack

Friday, 25 December 2015

New Year, New You.

It's the end of the year, and so many things are on offer. Office lunches, Christmas parties, dinner with friends and family and mince pies. 

O mince pies, I love them so much I started buying them as soon as they became available in the shops. 
As I munch away, I kept thinking this isn't good on my hips, but who cares? It's Christmas.
 I like to think I live a relatively healthy life, fruits and vegetables at every opportunity as well as excise whenever I can... 

So what am I going to do now I have been on so many lunches, family gatherings, with very little excise, all in the name of Christmas. 

I am going on a cleanse, our very own detox program.
Allowing our body to clean naturally will reset our system enabling us to be reinvigorated, energised, feel and look better.  
Cleansing is a very basic, automatic function for eliminating and neutralising harmful chemicals through the colon, kidneys, lungs, liver, skin and lymph.

This becomes harder and harder for your body to accomplish due to air pollution, the foods we eat and treated tap water.  

Diets in western cultures, are loaded with saturated and trans fats, animal protein, caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.  These diets radically alter our internal ecosystems.

Unfortunately, our body system and organs are now being overwhelmed by these harmful materials left behind.  Where once the body was able to cleanse itself from these unwanted chemicals completely, many of these materials are being left behind inside our tissues.

Many of us depend on stimulants like coffee and sugar and depressants like alcohol to help balance our changing moods. By removing these items, from our daily diet, we will reset the body’s natural equilibrium and stabilize your mood.
Having consumed a few surgery food than usual, I have decided go on the Clean 9 in January. 

To be continued in: 
What's clean 9 about: 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Tired all the time?

If like me you lead a very busy life, you will agree that tiredness can be a hindrance in completing our daily task.

I have two young kids, a part time job, a business, and keep several blogs, so it is fair to say that I was always tired. That was before I found the forever Living Products

The Miracle drink (Aloe Vera Gel), and a few daily supplements has changed my life to say the least. Prior to discovering this drink I usually fall into bed exhausted and often can't get up in the morning, added to this, was the fact that I suffer from Arthritis.  To say I was always tired is an understatement.
Fast forward 8 months down the line and I cannot recognise the change in me. I drink 60 to 120ml of either Aloe Vera Gel or the forever freedom (for Arthritis) daily, added to this are a few of the supplements which I have taken or currently taking.

The ARGI+ is a delicious and nutritious sports drink containing five grams of L-arginine per serving plus vitamins c which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
it provides all the power of L-Arginine, plus pomegranate – well-known for its strong antioxidant properties and grape skin, red grape and berry extracts for cardiovascular and immune system support.

Forever Ginkgo Plus
Forever Ginkgo Plus with Ginkgo Biloba extract increases circulation of blood to the brain, aids with poor memory and mental fatigue, elevates mood and energy and increases concentration, alertness and metabolism. Can also help with poor circulation and impotence. -

Forever Bee Pollen and other Bee products like the Royal Gelly and Bee Propolis
Forever Bee Pollen – Boosts energy and stamina and assists in maintaining healthy circulation, digestion, immune system and nervous system. Great multi-vitamins and minerals supplements that can help alleviate allergy symptoms, such as hay fever. -

Forever Therm; This carefully created formula contains a special combination of vitamins, including B6 and B12, which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue; the vitamin C will also contribute to a normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Top Tip

Taken from the forever magazine:

"To quench your thirst mix Argi+ with a can of Forever Active Boost, a touch of lemon juice and 700ml of Forever Water. Tastes delicious!"

Both can be purchased via my online store here debbieokoro.com

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Facts: Network Marketing

I found some exciting facts about net work marketing industry which I think is worth sharing.

Every week, more than 55,000 people in the United States alone sign up as network marketers – 150,000 per week worldwide.

In excess of 13 million people in the United States alone are distributors for network marketing companies; one in ten households have a direct seller.

Throughout the world, there are approximately 50 million network marketing distributors.
In the United States, sales in the network marketing industry are in the $30 billion range. Worldwide sales approach $90 billion.

Over two-thirds of all network marketers have high school degrees or some college education, and 25 percent  have college degree or beyond.

Seventy-five percent of all network marketing distributors are women. Men account for 25 percent. 

Approximately 80 percent of networkers are part-time and 20 percent full-time people who work 30 hours a week or more in their business. For the vast majority of networkers, it is a “second job,” with the hope of $300 to $500 per month in auxiliary income.

These are great statistics, I am really excited about what the future holds....
to find out more about the Forever Living Opportunity, you can access the opportunity on my page here...debbieokoro.com. Click on the tab "Business and then the business opportunity for how the forever living model operates.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Skin Boost: Fleur De Jovence

I am loving my current beauty range the "Fleur De Jouvence". I have included this as part of my beauty regime, and noticed it leaves my skin feeling smooth, tight and renewed.  Now, I no longer have a drawn out face in the morning, but a fine smooth texture.   This will make a fantastic Christmas present for anyone who takes their beauty regime seriously. The products come in a pack but can be individually ordered.
  • Aloe Cleanser - Formulated from hypoallergenic
    ingredients resulting in a light, non-greasy, non-irritating lotion - PH and moisture balanced.  Removes make-up and the dirt and grime of everyday living as well as the invisible skin debris that occurs naturally.  Contains Aloe with Vitamin C and jojoba oil to gently cleanse without drying.  Use morning and evening to leave yskin looking and feeling refreshed.
  • Rehydrating Toner - Gentle toning formula which is alcohol-free and so refreshing!  Acts like a secondary cleanser as it removes the last traces of impurities and dead surface cells.  Aloe Vera combines with witch hazel, plant extracts and collagen.  Tones and conditions the skin, tightens pores and leaves skin looking bright, smooth and invigorated.
  • Firming Day Lotion - Superb hydrating moisturiser! Rich in vitamins A, C and E which provide a natural SFP as well as other special moisturising and conditioning agents along with collagen and elastin to support a healthy looking complexion and good skin structure. Can also be used as a primer before applying make-up.
  • Recovering Night Cream - Rich, velvety night cream used to replenish the skin and retain moisture while you sleep. The addition of collagen helps to combat fine lines and wrinkles, and restore the skin to its youthful appearance.
  • Mask Powder Ultra-fine powder with a unique combination of rich ingredients to draw out impurities and smooth, condition and cleanse the skin whilst renewing skin cells and new cell growth. Contains camomile, perfect for sensitive skin. Blend with the Aloe Activator to create a rejuvenating face mask.
  • Aloe Activator - A fantastic moisturising and cleansing agent. Contains aloe, enzymes, amino acidsand other agents for cell growth and renewal.  Blend with the Mask Powder for a unique solution to create a rejuvenating face mask, to help reveal radiant-looking skin. For an exhilarating facial, use 2 to 3 times per week.
you can get this range by ordering from my web shop found at debbieokoro.com, click on shop tab, use product number #337.