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March Winds

March 5, 2017

 
What causes "March winds?"
 A scientific study of wind tells us that wind is caused by changes in temperature in the atmosphere and on the ground. "March winds" are cyclical winds that come with Spring and warmer temperatures.  A famous old saying about March winds is, "If March comes in like a lion, it'll go out like a lamb.  If it comes in like a lamb, it'll go out like a lion." 

 

Wind will effect our hair and skin and can damage your skin year-round, whether mixed with saltwater or snowflakes or during an otherwise normal sunny day. The wind can contribute to illness, leave your hair dry, cause chapped skin, so learning to protect your hair and skin from wind is important in keeping it healthy and radiant.


When possible always take shelter from the wind, also cover exposed areas. 

 

Chinese Medicine believes that too much draft or wind is a major factor leading to many diseases, it is the leading evil of the five evils of sickness (wind, cold, heat, damp, and dry). The other five evils attach to the wind to attack the human body. Such as wind cold, wind heat, wind damp etc. Thus, wind plays a leading role for sickness and diseases.

1. What is draft? A draft is usually an artificial wind channel. It is the wind between two windows, two doors, two buildings, two walls, two objects etc. The higher the building, the stronger the wind; the thinner wind, the sharper it could be.
2. Why is it dangerous? A draft is sharper than natural wind. It could penetrate our skin, organs and body, especially when we feel deficient or sick. Children and the elderly are specially affected by it.
‘bully’ the weaker part of our body, stay there and make trouble

3. Which part of body does the draft attack us? If the wind attacks the joints, people feel sore in the joints, it ends up as arthritis. 
If the wind cold or wind heat attacks the head (or people go out with wet hair), it could probably lead to headache, earache, sore throat or toothache. 
If the wind cold or wind heat attacks the stomach, it could probably lead to abdominal distension, abdominal pain or diarrhea.
If the wind cold or wind heat attacks the chest and lung, it will lead to cough, sore throat or cold.
If the wind cold or wind heat attacks the neck or waist, it will lead to neck pain or sore back. (Note: It is easy to be attacked by draft when driving, improper sleeping positions make it easy for the wind to attack our body too)
If the wind attacks the muscles, people would feel weak and have m 
Keep your neck warm. Neck is the window of the body and it easily catches the wind. Julie suggests trying one of her hand made soft to the touch silk scarves.

4. How to avoid a draft
Avoid staying in the draft. For example, draft in a cafeé, restaurant, or inside the house etc.

Only open the door or window on one side of the house.
Open only other doors or windows during the night that let a soft wind blow into the bedrooms.

Put more clothes on when you are surrounded by High-rise.
It is important to keep your waist warm.
 
 
 Don’t forget your lips:
Plant Life Lip Balms keep lips soothed, nourished, and well moisturized! Our lip balms glide on smoothly without feeling waxy or heavy. Blended with organic beeswax and the finest olive oil to help seal in moisture and protect the lips.Vitamin E are added to repair and soothe. Made with pure essential oils that provide natural herbal support to keep lips healthy! Set includes one lip balm each of: Peppermint, Herbal, and Lavender.
 
 
This windy month  we recommend extra moisturizing your hair with hydrating treatments and hydrating leave in sprays.
 
 

 So Pure Natural Balance Moisturizing Treatment for Dry Hair Moisturizing Treatment is a hair mask for dry porous and damaged hair. Contains micro proteins from Moringa seed extract. Penetrates deep into the hair to restore the moisture balance and repair damage caused by chemical, mechanical and environmental stress.
 
 

So Pure Recover Leave In Spray Restores the moisture balance and brings proteins back into the hair and repairs even the most intensely damaged hair.

 

 

OCS Aqua Boost line uses certified organic aloe, natural black oat extract, vitamin B5 and lecithin to nourish dry or damaged hair and leave it naturally moisturized, smooth and shiny.

  • Designed to revive the structure of dry or damaged hair

  • Improves color retention

  • Leaves your hair soft and supple

 Aqua Boost Shampoo Uses organic aloe and natural extract of black oats and lecithin which will improve the structure of your hair. Improves color retention.

Aqua Boost Conditioner Uses organic aloe and natural extract of black oats and lecithin which will improve the structure and surface of your hair making it easier to comb and leaving it smooth and shiny. Improves color retention.

Aqua Boost Treatment Uses organic aloe and natural extract of black oats and lecithin which will improve the structure and surface of your hair making it soft and supple. Improves color retention.

Aqua Boost Leave-In Conditioner Has natural wheat protein and safflower phospholipids to help maintain your hairs natural moisture balance, preventing cuticle damage giving amazing shine and suppleness to your hair. Improves color retention.
 

 

 

Original Minerals Hydrate & Conquer for a daily dose of hydration. Give dry, damaged or colored hair some TLC with nutrient-rich Tasmanian Sea Kelp, containing Vitamins A, B, C & E and 13 amino acids to strengthen hair and stimulate growth.
 

 

Zerran Moisture Shampoo with natural humectants and soothing botanicals help your hair maintain weightless moisture levels while gently cleansing. Antioxidant Green Tea extract and vegan gluten-free proteins added for protection and strength.
 

 


Zerran Moisture Conditioner with lightweight vegan moisturizers this luxurious conditioner replenishes your hair’s daily moisture dose.

Don’t forget to moisturize and protect you skin.

 

 


Restores and repairs skin with nutrient-rich, ultra-hydrating ingredients.
 

 


Glo Professional B5 Hydration provides exceptional hydration and nourishment to the skin naturally with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5, while protecting skin from environmental hazards and oxidative stress.
 

 


Plant Life Avocado Oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the Avocado and is highly emollient and deeply penetrating for the skin. Rich in vitamins A, E and B which help promote natural collagen production and improve the skin’s tone and texture. This oil is high in potassium and sterolins which encourage epidermal cell turnover, making it ideal for anti-aging, dry and damaged skin formulations. Beneficial for burns, scars and skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.

March Special 
Purchase any moisturizing product receive 10% off in the month of March!

I like having this simple Healthy Vegetable Soup, it is light and keeps me warm too.

 

 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1 cup sliced yellow squash

  • 1 cup sliced zucchini

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 cup green beans, sliced into 1 1/2 inches length

  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced

  • 5 to 6 cups vegetable broth

  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure
  1. Pour vegetable broth in a large cooking pot. Let boil.

  2. Add the onion, cook for a minute.

  3. Put-in the broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, and red bell pepper. Allow the liquid to re-boil and then cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Note: do not overcook the veggies. You can turn-off the heat if you think that they are already cooked.

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste 

  5. Transfer in individual serving bowls.

  6. Serve. Share and enjoy!





 

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