Colorful Roasted Veggie Side Dish

 

 

Colorful Roasted Winter Veggies with Pomegranate sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Serves 6

 

Ingredients

3-4 butternut squash, cups cubed and peeled

3-4 cups brussel sprouts, cut in half

1 medium sized red onion, peeled and cut in 2 inch pieces

1-2 teaspoons chili powder

1-2 teaspoons Fossil River Balsamic Vinegar Flake Salt

1-2 tablespoons coconut oil

¼-½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds

½ cup pomegranate juice

2 tablespoons coconut nectar

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and be sure the racks are in the middle of the oven. On a large baking sheet pan spread out the brussel sprouts, butternut squash, and onion. Coat everything in coconut oil, sprinkle with chili powder and Fossil River Balsamic Vinegar Flake Salt. Roast in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes until the squash is soft, but not mushy.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. In a small sauce pan heat the pomegranate juice and coconut nectar and allow to simmer and reduce until slightly thicker consistency. Allow the juice to cool a bit then mix the reduced juice and roasted vegetables in a large bowl.

Mix in the fresh pomegranate seeds once everything is room temperature. Serve this colorful dish as an appetizer or side to your holiday feast!

The Fossil River Balsamic Vinegar salt is a unique and delicious way to capture the tart tang of balsamic vinegar with the delicate salty flakes. It’s delicate enough to use as a finishing salt, however in this dish sprinkling it over the vegetables before roasting was a wonderful way to allow the essence of the balsamic taste without the moisture of using a vinegar, which would cause the vegetables and squash to be too soft and soggy. The large flakes gently melt over the ingredients so with each bit you get a nice burst of flavor.

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Paleo Friendly Salted Honey Marshmallow Recipe

Halloween Candy without the guilt!

-By natural chef carla delangre

Tools

A hand mixer or standing mixer

1 saucepan

1 sheet parchment paper to line glass baking dish

1 8×8 glass baking dish

Candy thermometer (optional)

Ingredients

4 TBSP of pasture-raised gelatin powder

1 cup of room temperature water (divided)

1 cup of honey, maple syrup, or coconut nectar

2 tsp vanilla or other flavor option

1 pinch Flower of the Ocean or Fossil River Charcoal Flake Salt

Instructions

  1. Pour 1/2 cup plain warm water into mixing bowl. Add gelatin. Whisk slightly and let sit.
  2. Pour the other 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of honey or sweetener of choice into the small saucepan and whisk to combine.
  3. Bring the water and honey to a boil, while keeping a watchful eye. Constantly stir the mixture for 8 minutes while maintaining a boiling status, or until your candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.
  4. When add honey mix is added, turn the mixer to high and blend with the mixer for another 10-15 minutes or until it forms a stiff cream like the consistency of marshmallow cream. (It should form gentle peaks.)
  5. Add any flavor ingredients for the last 2 minutes of mixing
  6. Line your glass baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some on the sides to be able to pull up.
  7. When marshmallows are whipped, pour into the lined dish and smooth evenly.
  8. Let sit at least 4 hours or overnight.
  9. Flip onto a cutting board and cut with a well-oiled knife.
  10. Store in an airtight container on the counter. Do not store in the refrigerator or they will melt. Be sure to store in an airtight container and they will last for 2 weeks.

Applewood Smoked Celtic Sea Salt Coconut Bacon – By Monique Costello

 

1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

2 tsp maple syrup

2 Tbls tamari

1 heaping tsp Applewood Smoked Celtic Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss all the ingredients, except the salt, in bowl; be sure to coat all the coconut well. Now add in the Applewood Smoked Celtic Sea Salt and toss again to distribute. Spread in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for about 7 minutes, shake and flip around on the pan and bake until crispy, about another 7 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and let cool, they will crisp some as they cool. Note​: Keep a close eye on the coconut bacon after tossing and flipping, the flakes on the outer edges of the pan often get done sooner than than pieces in the middle of the pan. Take a few bacon pieces out, let cool for a moment and taste for crunchiness. Use in all the places you would bacon: top salads, in a blt, over eggs or on a pizza!

Bonus Recipe: Spread a layer of mayo (preferably cashew mayo) onto a piece of Boston lettuce. Pile with avocado, thinly sliced green apple and the coconut bacon.

YUM! *** Happy Healthy Eating!

About the Chef:

Monique Costello is a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Integrative Holistic Health Coach and a Gourmet Cook. After years of a debilitating break down of the body, chronic back pain and unexplained symptoms like low energy, restless sleep, weight gain, and dry skin, Monique found relief in the very same element that fueled her passion, food.

A champion recipe developer once featured on The Food Network, Monique now works as a health educator through corporate wellness programs and a one-on-one coaching. She teaches Soma Institute’s Health and Wellness certification program and Culinary Nutrition Certification and recreational classes at Kendall College along with hosting detos programs to help people recognize that food is medicine and it can heal you from the inside. Read more about Monique’s story at happyeatshealthy.com

Aquon Matrix, the key to hydration

A Spotlight on Aquon Matrix® Hypertonic and Isotonic

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Aquon Matrix is part of the Selina Naturally family of products aimed at helping you live a healthier, more hydrated life.

Today I am putting a spotlight on Aquon Matrix® Hypertonic, a structured water product that provides essential minerals in a filtered seawater base.

Water is critical to life, but do you know the many ways that water builds and maintains your health?  Here are just a few ways your body uses water:

  • About 60% of the human body is water.  Our vital organs are composed and served by water.  Our heart and water about 73% water, our skin is more than 60% water, and even our bones contain about 31% water.
  • Water is an essential component of each cell In our body, and it helps move nutrients around In the bloodstream, flushes wastes from our body—and even acts as a cushion and shock absorber for joints, spine, and the brain.
  • Maintaining enough hydration helps you maintain an even temperature, allows your immune system to function, and keeps your mucous membranes moist.

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What about Aquon Matrix®?

Aquon Matrix® is a micro-filtered seawater product that delivers stable quantities of minerals found naturally in seawater.  Aquon is collected at a depth of about 98 feet in areas of the ocean that are dense with phytoplankton.

Like our bodies, our planet is composed primarily of water as well.  About 71 percent of the surface of our planet is covered with water, most of it is salty.  Seawater is naturally composed of salts, minerals, and other organic components.  Drinking small amounts of Aquon Matrix®, a highly refined, structured seawater, may offer benefits like increased energy and and overall feeling of wellness.

There are two concentrations of the Aquon Matrix®; Hypertonic and Isotonic.

Hypertonic ingredients: Cold micro-filtered and structured natural seawater

Isotonic ingredients: Cold micro-filtered and structured natural seawater and isotonicity reduced (0.9%) with natural water

Aquon Matrix Hypertonic is recommends its products for active people and others whose workout regimens result in cramping, loss of electrolytes, fatigue, and weakness.

Aquon Matrix Isotonic is recommended for children, elderly and those with sodium sensitivities.

First explored in the 1800’s by physiologist, Rene Quinton, research has revealed remarkable similarities between micro-filtered seawater and the fluids within the human body. The saline nature of the fluid within our cells echoes the composition of the water in the vast oceans that encircle the continents on which we live.

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Calcium, sulfates, chloride, bicarbonates, sodium, potassium, and magnesium are just some of the minerals in Aquon Matrix®.

Collected and carried in specially designed containers, the seawater is filtered and passed through equipment to confer the hexagonal structure that Aquon Laboratories is well-known for this technique to prepare its seawater-based food supplements.

Experts recommend one drinkable stick each morning, and one in the evening.  While you are drinking it, hold the liquid in your mouth for a minute before swallowing to boost absorption.

A drink to your health!

Count on us to bring you healthy, natural products you can trust.  If you have questions, please contact us at Selina Naturally®.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Farm to Table, from our Family to Yours—Celtic Sea Salt® and So Much More

A Family Brand built with relationships

Building relationships with our farmers

Our family mission is to support the health of your family, its individuals and the planet. Our woman-owned company, Selina Naturally draws on the wisdom of three generations and 40 years of experience reviving and maintaining traditional forms of harvesting pure sea salt.

I am the CEO of Celtic Ocean International, Inc., the parent company of Selina Naturally® and the Celtic Sea Salt brand. Through decades of researching and testing the qualities of traditionally produced sea salt, our companies have opened the door for salt to once again be considered a “health food.”

Our long history of offering healthy products to enhance the life quality and wellness of others began with my father- in law New Jersey-born Jacques Delangre. While young, Jacques’ parents returned to their native Belgium, and it was there that Jacques discovered how the value of whole foods impacted health of everyone. He founded The Grain & Salt Society® in 1976 out of a passion for improving the health of people around the world through nutrition and education. Jacques Delangre is widely recognized as accomplished author, biologist and researcher.

After marriage to Yvette, Jacques returned to the US, soon developing a passion for the health benefits of unrefined, whole salt. His life’s work was to revive traditional methods of harvesting and producing salt crystals from sea water—and in 1976 the Celtic Sea Salt® brand was founded.

Colette, Stephanie, Selina and Carla with Salt Farmer

Natural products and pure sea salt

Relationships are important to me—in my life and my work. In working with scientists, nutritionists, food authors, and cooking experts, it is important for me to support what I call “optimal wellbeing.” Part of that is maintaining a healthy workplace and business complex in North Carolina, where we do things by hand to ensure you enjoy the quality you have come to expect from our brands. Meet my family:

Carla holding pink salt crystals in Spain

· Carla Delangre is a Certified Natural Chef with training from Bauman College. As a cooking professional, Carla works with recipe development and produces cooking programs. Carla grew up with Celtic Sea Salt® in the pantry—and she wouldn’t cook without it.

· The founder of the Rare Body® line of natural body products, Colette Delangre has a natural flair for business development, life, and beauty. Colette manages promotion and production of the pure the Rare Body® line

· As our marketing professional, Stephanie Tomatis is informed and passionate about health and products that inspire and create well being. Stephanie has significant global enterprise experience and owns a farm in Senegal, Africa, that sustainably produces Moringa and Baobob.
Our multi-generational company leadership means our products and service reflect the respect and concern each of us feel for our bodies, and the health of others. As the fourth-generation of our family grows, we look forward to continuing our pledge to “restore the reputation of salt.”

Two Generations of Celtic Sea Salt® Family Members at the site of harvest

Salt Farmer, Carla, Stephanie, Selina and Colette

Products you can trust from Selina Naturally®

From the Naturally harvested Celtic Pink Sea Salt® from Spain, to Rare Body® beauty products and more—you can count on our family of companies. If you have questions about any of our products, contact us at Selina Naturally® today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Celtic Sea Salt® Brand introduces a new River Salt.

Dear Celtic Sea Salt Fans,

Selina Naturally®, the home of the Celtic Sea Salt® brand, is excited to bring to the US market a new concept of sea salt, “River Salt”. The new line “Fossil River® Salt” comes in a variety of three different categories of salt.
A first to the market low sodium liquid spray salt, which is complimented with five different flavors, Plain, Cucumber, Truffle, Mediterranean, and Garlic. These sprays can be used on a prepared dish such as salads and corn on the cob, or used in manufacturing for a perfect low sodium compliment to the product.

Liquid Salt Low Sodium Spray salts

The second of these River Salts is a Flaked Flavored River Salt, Salt Flakes®, a range of spice-infused salts that enhance the flavors and textures of every dish. Available in five flavors, Balsamic Vinegar, a detoxing Charcoal, Grilled Meat, Aromatic Herbs (all purpose), and 5 Peppers.

Salt Flakes®
Flaked Flavored River Salt

The last but not least are the gourmet flavors, Flocons De Sel®, these salts make any cook look like a chef, with their exotic flavors. Available in Nutty Smoked, Seaweed, Sesame Wasabi, Szechuan Pepper, and a Rose and Wine that looks like fireworks on the grill.

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Gourmet Flake Salts

Thank you for choosing and trusting the Celtic Sea Salt® Brand for over 40 years now! We have been dedicated to always source responsibly and discover the finest, most exotic salts of the world. Fossil River® salts are created by the means of artisan extraction from the subterranean rivers and dried by the sun and wind. With no bleaches or additives, the salt retains all of its original minerals and trace elements, making it worthy of its reputation.

We promise you will feel like a chef when you use the new Fossil River flavors!

Stay Salty our friends,

Turmeric, Curcumins & Health

Although you may have never heard of the herb turmeric (Curcuma longa), you’ve probably tried it. You may be surprised to learn that turmeric is what gives the mustard you slather on your hot dog or ham sandwich that bright yellow color. If you’ve ever eaten too many of those foods, the medicinal properties of turmeric might have even saved you from a nasty stomachache!

TIMEA member of the ginger family, turmeric is harvested from the fleshy, golden-orange root of Curcuma Longa. The roots are dried and ground to produce a fine golden powder.

Turmeric has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes for thousands of years. In India, China, and Persia, the list of turmeric’s applications is quite long. The herb has been used as an antioxidant,anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and even as an anti-tumor agent. It’s been investigated to support cardiovascular health, promote healthy digestion, and treat wounds. It’s also used to treat conditions ranging from parasites, poor circulation, indigestion, infections, acne, and many more.

Through history, turmeric has been held in high regard around the world, but it’s only recently that it’s been receiving the same kind of attention here in the United States. Curcumin, the component of turmeric that gives the herb it’s distinctive bright color, is also what appears to be responsible for the herb’s medicinal effect. Investigators are finding that turmeric is showing great promise in treating many ailments that plague our nation. Medical journals, health publications, and news outlets are now reporting that curcumins how promise in treating many cancers, cardiovascular problems, some eye diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, gastrointestinal disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, muscle degeneration, and wounds. Turmeric is also useful in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s. One UCLA study found that curcumins in turmeric reduced the number of amyloid plaques (knots in the brain related to Alzheimer’s) by half in rats.

If you want to get more turmeric in your diet, try our Ancient Nutrition Turmeric Bone Broth. The Bone Broth Protein Turmeric is Paleo-friendly, free of common allergens and the idealTHE BEST VIEW protein source for those who are sensitive to dairy, grains, eggs, beef, nuts, and legumes—carefully-crafted quality you can trust and tested to be GMO free. Get the health benefits of today’s hottest superfood, bone broth—in a nourishing protein powder that is SMOOTH to blend, convenient to use and EASY to digest!

Turmeric is a principal ingredient in curry powder, a well-known staple of Indian dishes that’s easily found at groceries and markets. If you prefer to dine in, most health food stores offer a variety of foods that contain curries with turmeric. Many people also keep a shaker of turmeric near where they prepare their food. Because of turmeric’s sharp, pungent taste, turmeric curries often contain something sweet- usually raisins, carrots, sweet potatoes, or coconut milk.

Don’t like the taste of turmeric or want to consume more than you would in meals? You might consider turmeric supplementation. Turmeric has been found to be much more effective with the addition of Piperine. Piperine, the principal phytonutrient in black pepper, is said to boost your body’s absorption of turmeric by 2000%!

Click here to try Selina Naturally® Organic Peppercorns, you wont regret it! Our Peppercorns are packed full of rich spicy flavor.

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If you prepare food with turmeric, remember to add black pepper. Afterwards, finish up with a cup of green tea. Researchers at the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center found the combination of turmeric and green tea to enhance their respective cancer-fighting properties.

Turmeric in its raw state is around 5% curcuminoids, while supplements are often highly concentrated and can be as much as 95% curcuminoids. Curcumin supplements should always be taken with food; large doses can cause problems on an empty stomach. Pregnant woman, nursing mothers, and people with symptoms of gallstones are advised not to undergo turmeric supplementation. (The use of turmeric in those with gallstones is somewhat of a contentious issue. Because turmeric is used in other cultures to treat gallstones you might find a knowledgeable practitioner to advise you in it’s use.)

As you have read, turmeric could just as easily be placed in the medicine cabinet as it could the spice rack.

A Complete Stress Recovery Program

Are you under a lot of stress these days? Learn how to relieve normal daily anxiety and stress in an easy and healthy way.

When we are stressed our bodies naturally kick into a “fight or flight” response. While our bodies are perfectly designed to ignite this mode in emergency situations, everyday stressors initiate this response and it eventually takes a toll on us physically and mentally.

When we are stressed out our bodies tend to go into an acidic state depleting the immune system, causing us to get sick more easily. Mineral intake will normalize the bodies homeostasis and alkaline its terrain, this helps fight off sickness! The buildup of toxins and acids combined with STRESS creates massive amounts of inflammation in your body and joints.  Your body will have to work that much harder to stay balanced and deal with the damaging effects the inflammation is causing.

Learning simple steps to alleviate stress can bring our bodies back to a balanced state that will allow increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, and heightens problem-solving abilities .

Relaxation Response looks like….

  • Decreased heart rate
  • Breathing becomes slower and deeper
  • Blood pressure drops or stabilizes
  • Relaxing of the muscles
  • Your body begins to heal

Periods of stress can last just hours or many days. Any period of stress depletes the body of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that cause fatigue and decreased health and wellness.

Fight back with Stress-X, a nourishing blend of vitamins, minerals, herbs and enzymes to help you relax, adapt, replace and nourish.

How To De-Stress

Breath– First and foremost, take a moment to sit down and breath deeply.Try to breathe from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible in your lungs. The more oxygen you get, the Stess (2)less tense, short of breath, and anxious you feel!

Stress-X– Take a Chill Pill! This all natural blend of herbs, minerals, enzymes will nourish your body. Trace Minerals Research team added minerals including magnesium, calcium and over 72 ionic trace minerals to supercharge the formula for increased absorption and assimilation. They added a food concentrate complex that includes a Citrus Bioflavonoid complex, Rice Polishing concentrate, Spirulina and naturally occurring enzymes, including Amylase, Protease, Lipase and Cellulase. A few key anti-stress herbs they have mindfully chosen for this formula are:

  • Eleuthero Root -Also known as Siberian ginseng, is great for increasing stamina and simply great for promoting overall health.
  • Valerian Root– A root known for the ability to calm and promote better sleep. This root is found in many anti-anxiety and depression supplements on the market. Valerian seems to act like a sedative on the brain and nervous system.
  • Wood Betony Herb– Wood Betony has a powerful reputation to relieve migraines and anxiety.  It’s also claimed to treat ailments ranging from coughs to lack of libido. This super herb doesn’t stop there, it’s also supposed to help with toothaches, sleeping troubles, diarrhea, menstrual problems, mouth and throat irritations, and skin conditions! It really is the miracle herb.
  • Borage Herb–  Also known as starflower, it’s medicinal properties come from it’s leaves that supply calcium, vitamin c, potassium, fatty acids, and zinc. Borage is well known for its soothing qualities and has been used to treat nervous conditions for centuries. Borage is used to restore the adrenal glands to their natural balance, which in turn creates a calmer state.
  • Chamomile Flower– This flower is known to  be calming and have anti-inflammatory properties.  It’s therapeutic uses include a relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, and stomach ailments. Chamomile can be applied topically and is perfect at relaxing sore muscles and tight joints.
  • Hops Flower– Yes, this is the same hop that is used to brew beer! Hops help with anxiety, nervousness, irritability, tension, sleep disorders, and so much more. Hops is great for improving your appetite.
  • Skullcap Herb– This is a comforting herb that is traditionally used to alleviate nervous tension and exhaustion.  It has been used for more than 200 years as a mild relaxant and as a therapy for anxiety and convulsions.
  • Magnesium–  Famously known to provide protection from a number of chronic diseases, especially those associated with aging and stress. Mg helps our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, perform well under stress, and maintain a general state of good health. Try a product called Aquon Matrix® by Selina Naturally® for your daily mineral and magnesium boost!

~Find your Stress-X today at selinanaturally.com and be stressed NO MORE!~

 

Maya’s Keto Cookies

Easy to make cookies, fun for kids to eat!

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Blend together with a mixer the room temperature cream cheese and butter. Mix in the lakanto and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients including the nuts and seeds. Beat in the eggs to the butter mixture then slowly add the dry ingredients until fully combined. Spoon batter onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

-Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes

* Maya says to ENJOY!12501968_1681336948772706_625364684_n

 

10 Tips to Fight the Sniffles this Year!

Sinusitis- When Sniffles Turn Ugly

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It’s always a relief when the warm weather of spring coaxes green sprouts from dried grass. At last, we can go outdoors without piling on coats and scarves. We can go to the park, enjoy the sun,breathe in the fragrant air . . . uh-oh. It’s pollen season. Many of us will try not to breathe that fragrant air, instead we close our doors and windows, turn on air filters, and begin numerous methods to prevent the dreaded onset of springtime allergy season.

But pollen is not the only particle that poses problems to the respiratory system. Dust and indoor mold can irritate the sinuses of allergic persons and colds and flu attack everyone equally. Often allergy flare-ups and colds clear up easily. Sometimes they don’t: the sinuses become inflamed and a secondary infection, known as sinusitis or a sinus infection,sets in. In this article, we will consider the structure of the sinuses, how sinusitis develops and what can be done to prevent and treat sinusitis – naturally.

Colds, flu and allergies make you sneeze because foreign invaders (benign in the case of allergies) have entered the nose. The immune system is alerted and it sends white blood cells and other immune system mediators to the area to fight the invader. Mucus-producing cells produce more mucus to flush the invaders out of the body. The resulting feeling is a stuffy, runny nose – swollen from the immune system cells rushing to the area and runny from the excess mucus.

If you follow the nasal cavity upwards, you will find the sinus cavities. These are hollowed out areas that are lined with mucus membranes. When a person has a cold or allergies,these cavities often become inflamed. Sometimes,the inflammation is so substantial that the sinuses become blocked and cannot drain into the nasal cavity. When this happens, warm mucus sitting in the sinus cavity becomes the perfect medium for bacterial growth. The majority of sinus infections are caused by bacteria that have proliferated in an inflamed, blocked sinus cavity.

While a cold usually resolves in seven to ten days, sinus it is can last three weeks or longer. A person with sinusitis may have a low-grade fever, low energy, bad-tasting mucus drainage, post-nasal drip, facial pain and pressure, nasal obstruction, sore throat and other symptoms similar to a cold. Sinusitis most often progresses from a cold or an
acute allergic condition. The presence of thick yellow or green mucus is often the telltale sign that a sinus infection has developed, according Dr. Rob Ivker, author of Sinus Survival.

While colds and allergies are inconvenient, sinus it is can become a chronic lingering condition. A person can have sinusitis for weeks, months, even years.

It is important to stop sinusitis because of its potential to initiate a cycle of sickness. Sinusitis can damage the mucus membranes that line the sinus cavities, making a person more susceptible to colds and the flu and leading to further acute cases of sinusitis. Nasal polyps can develop which also block the sinus passages and again lead to sinusitis.That’s the bad news – now for the good. There are many methods for reestablishing healthy sinuses. The firststep is recognizing that healing is an option. Your sinuses can heal, with your help. The following guidelines provide a multifaceted approach to healing sinusitis.

#1 Address the problem from many perspectives. Consider emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of your health. If you have sinusitis, you are probably trying to do too much. Is your body trying to get your attention? Set aside some time every day to meditate or pray. Decide to embark on healing your body, mind and spirit.

#2 Treat the problem. Wash away the infection. Using a neti pot with our Celtic Sea Salt® or other method of irrigation will literally wash out the bacteria. You can use a neti or nasal pot several times a day if you have an active infection or as needexylitold to keep infection from recurring. If your sinus passages are blocked, try doing some light aerobic exercises before using the neti pot. This will temporarily open the passages, allowing you to rinse them out. In addition to irrigation,using a saline nasal spray throughout th
e day will help keep the mucus membranes moist and healthy. After rinsing with a neti pot, use a colloidal silver nasal spray. Anecdotal evidence suggests that colloidal silver discourages growth of bacteria. Colloidal silver is a powerful tool that can help resolve an existing sinus infection. There is another product, Xylitol Sinus Nasal Spray, which can be used to discourage bacterial growth as well. Buy today at Selina Naturally®, click HERE. Nasal irrigation, saline spray and colloidal silver nasal spray should all be used to treat a sinus infection – one is not a replacement for the other. If you are hesitant about squirting things up your nose, challenge yourself – there is no other better natural way to clear and prevent sinus infections.

#3 Get plenty of rest Most people need at least eight hours of sleep each night.When you are sick, you need more. Commit to getting better, go to bed early.

#4 Exercise. You are almost never too sick to go on a short walk. Even a brief walk will help get your lymph system moving, stimulating your immune system. As you get better, increase aerobic activity – this will help create a healthy respiratory system. Dance, run, walk and exercise in a way that challenges your respiratory system to open up and forces you to breathe deeply. If you have not broken a sweat exercising in a while, go slow and see your doctor before starting a regimen.

#5 Get hydrated with water and steam. Drink water,which thins the mucus helping it to move out of the nasal passages. Inhale steam by leaning over a pot #of water that has boiled and is taken off the heat. Put a towel over your head and put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the steaming water. This helps to unclog and nourish the sinuses.

#6 Consider your diet. Pack your diet with fresh vegetables and you will consume a wide range of antioxidants,
vitamins, minerals and other factors that will help your immune system to function in high gear. Highly processed,sugary foods deliver no nutrients and may even contribute to congestion. If you don’t always eat as “healthy” as you believe you should, make three simple changes: whole grains instead of processed grains, lots of vegetables and no sugar.Food allergies can be a factor in sinus allergies. If you have had seasonal inhalation allergies all your life, but suddenly find that you are allergic all the time, consider the
possibility of food allergies. The most likely food culprits:dairy foods, wheat, soy, and eggs.

#7 If you are in a cycle of catching one cold after another,it is important to arm yourself against these viruses. Your sinus membranes need time to heal. Many herbalists strongly believe that taking echinacea at the first sign of a cold, several times that first day, can help your immune system fight off the virus. Certain essential oils, like tea tree and eucalyptus have anti-viral properties. Dab these oils behind your ears and on your wrists when you have that first feeling that a cold may be coming on. Consider working with an acupuncturist or other healing arts practitioner who can help you re-establish a balanced immune system.

#8 If you are having non-stop allergies, again consider the possibility of food allergies. There are a number of supplements that can help allergies, including vitamin C, quercetin, and nettle leaf. If you are unable to treat your allergies with natural measures, it may be worthwhile to see a doctor for pharmaceutical aid. With sinusitis, it is imperative to let the sinuses rest and heal. If the sinuses are under constant assault from allergies, they will not be able to heal. If a drug is necessary,it should be considered part of the treatment- eat healthy, exercise and rinse your sinuses.

#9 Pay attention to your breath. Working with the breath is a very powerful way to get in touch with your body and address deep-seated issues that may lie beneath your respiratory troubles.

#10 Still sick? See your doctor, a chiropractor, or a naturopath. Use the many healing modalities available to embrace healing. Sinusitis presents an excellent opportunity to realign your lifestyle with your ideals. We often put a high priority on health in our mind. Yet, in the day to day busyness of life our ideals can get pushed to the side. Give the healing process priority. When your sinuses heal, you too will delight in the fresh, fragrant air of spring.

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-Article by Sabrina Marie Thomas

Aquon Matrix®- The Revolutionary Supplement

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Minerals help meet the nutritional needs of our cells. They are responsible for the formation of our body tissue, making  hormones and as controllers they also serve organic functions through regulatory action. Sea water is naturally perfectly regulated and maintains a homeostasis balance. Homeostasis is a phenomena of self-regultaion that lead to maintaining consistency in the properties and composition of the internal environment of an organism.

Since all mineral seawater components appear in similar proportions to our blood plasma, Aquon Matrix® is designed to help regenerate and re-mineralize our bodies! This electrolyte balance is critically important for things like hydration, nerve impulses, muscle function, strengthens the immune system and pH level.

Aquon Matrix®  is the first hexagonally structured and micro-filtered seawater . No other material cAGUA-HELADA1-300x300an replace this function in such an efficient way. Since water is capable of storing energy, it is also the perfect medium for the transfer of it within a biological system. Hexagonal water has a higher energy capacity therefore carries energy and improves the system of metabolic waste and toxin removal.

Aquon Matrix® is collected in very specific phytoplankton and zooplankton, rich areas of Brittany. The choice of these areas ensures a constant organic and mineral
composition, and the purity of its waters ensure the bio availability of all mineral elements in the seawater. Water is collected at 98 ft (30-meter) depth, which is known as solar penetration area, to ensure the best quality. It is then micro-filtered at a cool temperatures in clean rooms to avoid altering its mineral and organic composition.

Cellular health is dependent on a particular concentration of minerals and electrolytes.

 

Selina Naturally® now carries this nutrient rich supplement that has already gained attention in European markets for years. We sell boxes Aquon Matrix® Hyper & Iso  which are presented as 30 drinkable to-go sticks that contain per 10 ml. Among other minerals, Aquon Matrix® contain:

Aquon Matrix®  Hyper & Iso

Aquon Matrix® Hyper & Iso

  • Calcium -4.10 mg
  • Magnesium – 12.64 mg
  • Potassium – 3.93 mg
  • Sodium – 108.73 mg
  • Bicarbonates – 1.31 mg
  • Chloride – 183.70 mg
  • Sulfates – 25.17 mg

Prepare your skin for winter

Skin Lasting- Skin Fod

Skin Lasting- Skin Fod

The winter months are challenging to our skin.  When we’re outdoors, it’s windy and cold.  When we’re indoors, dry heat assaults our skin, head to toes.  These environmental conditions test the true capabilities of skincare products to hydrate, calm and heal our skin.

Working with Mother Nature helps.  That’s why the natural ingredients found in Skin-Lasting have proven effective over the years.  Skin-Lasting is loaded with skin-restoring ingredients : a water base with glycerin (nature’s oldest moisturizer); lactic acid, which naturally sloughs, hydrates, and softens the skin;  aloe vera to soothe and moisturize; hyaluronic acid to stimulate water retention and collagen synthesis; green tea which has superior antioxidant properties; vitamin C as an antioxidant; and Celtic Sea Salt® to replenish and hydrate.

What makes Skin-Lasting different?  With daily use, it helps to change dry skin, making it softer, more supple, and eliminating flaking: “You are never as dry today as you were yesterday.” Oily skin likes Skin-Lasting as it deeply hydrates and reduces oil production.  The result is calmer skin without clogging pores. It is also valuable as a face moisturizer, used under or over a wrinkle cream to improve its efficacy, and for airline travel–always a dehydrating experience. It can even be use in small quantities on your hair.

Skin-Lasting is formulated as a spray to absorb quickly, deeply, and give our skin long-lasting whole-body hydration..

Let’s make this our most comfortable fall-into-winter yet with Skin-Lasting, the unique long-lasting hydrating moisturizer!

Don’t forget to spray your back, no need to rub it in. And remember, a little goes a long way, making it affordable, too!

READ MORE about Skin Lasting here..

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Counterfeit brands in your spice cabinet

Celtic Sea Salt

Celtic Sea Salt

In recent news Tiffany & Co.® won a lawsuit against Costco for selling counterfeit “Tiffany setting” rings. The judge ruled Costco’s labeling of their rings was misleading to consumers. A ring may be somewhat easy to spot as a counterfeit based on where it’s being sold, but what about your sea salt?

Celtic Sea Salt® has fought the same battle over the years as Tiffany & Co.®. In the public eye the term “Celtic Sea Salt” may seem generic to the masses, as many consumers believed a “Tiffany setting” was a generic term for a type of engagement ring, but did you know Celtic Sea Salt®  is a registered brand that has lived for 40 years?

Many people are jumping on the sea salt bandwagon in efforts to make a healthier choice for their seasoning cabinet. However, how do you know if your sea salt is the healthier version you are paying extra for? Celtic Sea Salt® is a brand of sea salt with a promise to provide minerals and other attributes that over 600 Doctors have recommended in its 40 year history.

There are also 2 other topics of sea salt that many are not aware of, which are the issues of fair trade and sustainability. Many sea salts imported today bend the morality line in regards to treating the salt farmers fairly as well as not using sustainable harvesting methods in the regions where the salt is extracted. Celtic Sea Salt® uses only fair trade practices and uses sustainable harvesting methods that do not harm the natural environment with explosives or other mining techniques.

Sea salt is not cheap these days with the increasing trend of sea salts on the market today. So why pay more for a product that may not have the added value you are spending extra for?

So, how do you know if you are buying the authentic Celtic Sea Salt® brand? Check the label and look for the ® by the Celtic Sea Salt term, and look for the blue lid or label. Selina Naturally® is the owner and  manufacturer of the Celtic Sea Salt® brand, so look for their brand on the label as well.

 

Building relationships with our farmers

Building relationships with our farmers is another reason that makes Celtic Sea Salt so special.

Organic Kettle Corn with Spicy Sesame Salt and Lakanto Recipe

Organic Kettle Corn

Image from Best Darn Kettlecorn

Looking for holiday favors to give to your school or office? These organic kettle corn will make great gifts.

Make a large batch and put in small mason jars with handmade card for a personal touch. Or just wrap in cellophane bags and tie with something decorative to include in gift basket giveaways. Happy Holidays!

Organic Kettle Corn with Spicy Sesame Salt and Lakanto Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • In a large, deep saucepan (but not a Dutch oven) set over high heat, warm the olive oil (or coconut oil). Add the popcorn, cover, then gently shake the pot as the corn pops.
  • When the pot is quiet, reduce the heat to medium-high and, working quickly, add the butter and then sprinkle the Lakanto little by little over the popcorn, stirring constantly with a very large spoon or heatproof spatula. The Lakanto will melt and caramelize, coating the popcorn. Move the pan off and on the heat to regulate the temperature, if necessary. You want the Lakanto to caramelize but not burn. Keep adding Lakanto and stirring until the popcorn is evenly coated with a medium-brown caramel. While continuing to stir, add the sesame seeds.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and immediately sprinkle the red-pepper flakes and/or salt to taste over the popcorn, stirring and tossing continuously. Taste, then adjust the heat with additional red-pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Spread the kettle corn out on a baking sheet to cool slightly before serving.

*The Lakanto might not caramelize as regular sugar. You can replace it with regular sugar in equal measurements, and it will still taste delicious. Lakanto is a Zero Glycemic Index sugar replacement.