Reviive – A Body wash suitable for even the most sensitive of skin
As you can gather from my earlier posts i am an advocate of natural and organic products, With our every day life we are bombarded with so many toxic chemicals. They come from every different area you can think of, Food and water we ingest, the air we breath and even the chemicals we put onto our body. This combination of nasty chemicals can have very negative effects on our skin and health.
So many people suffer from skin sensitivity and other skin issues these days, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and Eczema are just a few of the issues that so many people suffer from currently.
Everyday more and more people turn to chemical laden products in hope of ridding the symptoms of these conditions. Most people never knowing that most of these ailments are aggravated even more so when you bathe and shower through a combination of the chemicals that are in your bathing water and the chemicals in the products you use, both of which can massively aggravate and increase the severity in many of these conditions.
Not all products are the same you think?
I ve spoken to a few people before and they have said how they use Baby products as these contain no nasty chemicals – Well how wrong could they have been? We have seen in the news recently a company finally admitting that the products they produce that are specifically produced for new born babies contain chemicals that can cause cancer. So if a product designed for babies can contain such harmful ingredients can you even begin to imagine what a product that is suitable for adults could possibly contain?
Most products on the market now contain a right chemical cocktail of ingredients and as we should all know by now we need to avoid as many of these as possible.
Ones to look out for include
Most companies are now trying to mislead people into believing that their products are now safe by using words such as contains organic and natural ingredients because they have now included a few organic and natural ingredients or by saying they have removed some of the nasty chemicals in the products they produce. However this couldn t be further from the truth if people just become a little more educated in the chemicals that go into some of these products still. Just turn over and take a look at the ingredient list and i m sure you will be shocked if you really knew what these chemicals included are and what they can do to your health.
Products are now available that are completely made from natural origin and plant sources and you can even make them yourself if you have the time.
I used to make my own natural products and was even selling them at one point however this was very time consuming, however i then discovered the Reviive range of products and did my research and made the switch. I now only use the Reviive products as i can have 100% faith that they are the best products i can purchase and are suitable for everyday use and every member of the family.
Why should you make the change to the Reviive range?
Well as i do so much research into products and ingredients i have done all the searching for you. There is no guessing work or companies miss leading you with big words. I have tried a lot of different products in my time but non have left my skin feeling as great as the Reviive body wash. Ingredients that are used are from plant based origins and are derived from such sources as White tea, Coconut oil and sweet blue lupin.
Benefits of the Reviive body wash are
- Organic ingredients
- 100% Natural product
- PEG free
- Sulfate free
- Family safe
- Paraben free
- Vegan and Cruelty free
- Phthalate free
- PBA free
You can find the Reviive body wash in the Reviive range at the following link below
Veganism – Why i live and love this lifestyle
I would like to just say i became vegan for the animals only in the beginning but this would be a lie, it was a multitude of factors in the end. I first became a Vegetarian for the animals back in 2010 and i lasted a mediocre 6 weeks before i became ill and resorted back to eating a meat based diet.
So lets start from the beginning, why was i so fat, unhappy and always unhealthy well, I would eat and eat and nothing stopped me. I could go into a buffet and easily finish off 3 plates of food and go back for pudding and then ice cream afterwards. Yes i really could eat a huge amount of food back then.
Wow it makes me cringe to think about it now!!
Now I ve always suffered with weight problems ever since i left school and my weight rocketed from 11 stone to nearly 17 stone at my heaviest. This happened on and off 3 or 4 times till i became Vegan.
Being over weight already comes with it s own risks but couple that with unhealthy relationships, 90 hour working weeks and poor nutrition and what does it spell?
A coronary artery spasm triggering a minor heart attack
Yes at just 29 i had i had this awful experience that i still find it hard to believe. I remember i kept getting banging migraines and i was always tired and stressed. I went to my then employer and asked for some time off, I was a team leader for a support company at the time and my then senior manager really wasn t interested, and working her staff into the ground was her passion in life. So she quit happily refused.
This resulted in me being signed off from work and eventually quiting this company.
So just a few short days after leaving this company i remember being in bed asleep waking to what i thought was an almighty bang and something crashing through the house. I looked around to see what was happening and i couldn t see anything, i was so confused!! then it hit me, like an explosion going off in my chest!!
What on earth was happening, I can still remember that feeling now, The tightness in my chest the pain in my jaw and arm. The only thing i could think was oh no i m going to die!!
Most of that morning still remains a blur, I can remember things like Blood tests and Doctors telling me how i was lucky to be alive with the results i was showing for my BP and HR. How i was lucky it wasn t a major heart attack or a stroke.
Scary stuff to be told really when your so young.
I was told that i had Coronary artery disease and that i would be on medication for thee rest of my life… great just what i needed really. I was informed i would need to start eating healthy and looking after myself and so when i went back home i tried for a while but nothing was helping. My medication was bumped up and i remember it made me so ill, i was putting on more weight and i was having awful nightmares. Nothing i tried was helping.
My Mom had been diagnosed in 2010 with an aggressive form of diabetes and it was proving very difficult to control, at about the same time that i became ill the Doctors had told my mom she needed to start preparing for Dialysis and a possible kidney transplant. My mom outright refused both there and then stating she had lived her life. Her Kidney function had dropped to 21% and the hospital was worried at how fast she was deteriorating, So it was at that point i started googling alternative ways to help my mom become healthy and it was at this point i came across the video on YouTube (reverse your diabetes in 30 days)
Wow how this blew my mind away, Not just for my mom but also myself. i immediately told my mom that i was going veggie and so was she. Again my mom refused, i said to her well if you are not wanting to go down the route of dialysis then you can try this way.
After some persuasion my mom finally came around.
I started reading so much information about vegetarianism and started watching documentaries about how awful the meat industry is and i started to slowly move away from most animal products. It finally hit me when i came across a book called the China study. I was reading how people where reversing their CAD and a numerous host of other illnesses that humans encounter due to a poor nutritional and healthy lifestyle with just nutrition alone.
Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine” thousands of years ago
I was amazed by all this notion of food curing people and it really hit me hard, I decided at that point i was going to get rid of my medication and adopt as close to vegan lifestyle as possible. I went and told my Doctor the plan and he told me i was crazy and said that CAD couldn t be reversed let alone cured and that i was mad stopping my medication.
I carried on regardless
In just the space of a year i went from 16 stone 7 pounds to a healthy 12 stone i was amazed as i wasn t doing any form of exercise just my care job. At the beginning of 2014 i went for some more tests to see where i was with my health and to every bodies amazement there was no sign of CAD and my HR and BP was better than it had ever been. I was so happy i had done something that i was told couldn t be done.
But i now knew otherwise!
At the end of 2015 my Mom also got some great news she was no longer in renal failure and her results went from a dangerous 21% to a more healthier 54%. The Consultant that she was seeing at the time was amazed and said she had never seen a recovery like this before. I told her about the lifestyle change that my mom had been put on but again another person who said that it could never be down to adopting a plant based lifestyle, My Moms Bloods are now more stable with no major ups and downs. She isn t falling asleep all the time and her pain levels are managed.
Yet the only thing that had changed was her diet
I now only eat a complete vegan diet, My partner Luke is also happily vegan now too. My mom on the other hand has adopted a flexitarian lifestyle and eats Meat on a Sunday only ( i have tried to get rid but she won t have it) and still drinks milk. I m just great full that i now know what i do now about health and nutrition and that when Doctors tell you that most things can t be cured – what they really mean is they can t be cured with westernized medicine.
Your body is a very powerful thing that is capable of so many things if it is provided with all the correct nutrition. Prevention is always better than cure in my mind now, and making steps towards a plant based diet or even adopting more vegan friendly options into your family and you lifestyle isn t hard and provides so many benefits.
When i look back now
I sit and think to myself now about how i used to look at a plate of meat or even a nasty kebab and salivate over it, I think now how disturbing it is seeing a dead animal on a plate and how i used to enjoy consuming it and thinking it was normal. I will never go back to eating anything from an animal. Animals haven t been put on this planet for us to abuse and eat them. I also know now that to get the best out of my life and help i have made the right decision in life not just for me but also for the animals of this planet and the planet itself.
The biggest evil of all
The animal agriculture industry is the biggest evil on this planet and contributes to so many detrimental factors not just on ourselves but also on the environment. If you want to make a positive step for your health, your children s health and the environment for today and the future the best thing you can do is switch to a vegan life style. There are so many tasty and amazing alternatives out there to eating a meat based diet, I now eat more varieties of food than i ever did whilst eating meat and i couldn t feel more happier or proud of what i have achieved.