hemp101 HEMP

What is Hemp?
Hemp and Marijuana are from the same genus plant (Cannabis Sativa L.) just different varieties.  Marijuana is the flowering of the plant whereas hemp is not… its from the leaves.

Purpose of Hemp?

Hemp is the oldest domesticated crop known to man.  Years ago it was used as a renewable source of  raw materials to make, linens, clothing, cordage even cars, plastics, building material and a lot more products. ( Hemp is a God sent gift I tell you! )


Cannabis plants contain compounds called cannabinoids, we cannot say the exact amount of compounds they have found, but it is more than sixty (60) different types.  The two (2) main cannabinoids are,THC and CBD.

Yes hemp and marijuana are from the same genus plant but the THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) levels differ. Hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC whereas marijuana contains let’s just say way more. (THC depends on the amount of marijuana so I cannot give an exact percentage) but medical marijuana contains around 5%-20% THC,  anything that is higher than 0.3% is considered marijuana.

The other main cannabinoid that these both contain is CBD (cannabidiol),  hemp contains more CBD than marijuana.  Research has shown that CBD reduces the psychoactive effects of THC, this separates hemp further away from marijuana.

Benefits of Hemp 

  • Great source of Omega 3 which promotes cardiovascular health and Omega 6 which is high in GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
  • Regulates hormones
  • Reduces Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Complete plant protein- Easier to digest than meat and whole eggs because of the high fibre content (Un-hulled hemp seeds have more fibre than hulled, therefore if you need more fibre in your diet, try to get the un-hulled)
  • Helps speeds up recovery from radiation
  • Helps with skin issues such as, Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Great sources of Vitamin A (Supports eye and skin health) Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 E and D
  • Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese and Sulfur

Forms of Hemp

  • Hemp seeds
  • Hemp Oil
  • Hemp oil in soft gels
  • Hemp Protein Powder

All 3 – Oil, seeds and Ground (Powdered form)

How To Use

  1. Add hemp seeds to your smoothie – About 1 Tbsp
  2. Hemp powder can be used in smoothies too – 3 Tbsps
  3. Make a salad dressing with the oil and you can top the salad with the hemp seeds also. I tried this once.  Hemp has a very nutty flavour and aroma.
  4. Take 1 Tbsp of oil daily or can also be added to your smoothie
  5. You can also make hemp milk !!!!!! 🙂

-Thank you for reading, xx ❤










Chlorophyll !

mulberry leaves

Mulberries – Most Chlorophyll supplements are derived from Mulberry leaves



Chlorophyll Shot! 😉


Chlorophyll pigmentations are green in plants and it surrounds you everywhere. Once you see green leaves then you are seeing chlorophyll !

Benefits of Chlorella? Ahhh, They are so many! Personally, I found that it helped with my energy levels and for bowel movements, the latter, most women suffer with.

Nutritional Value:

  • Vitamins A,C,E,K
  • Beta carotene
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Calcium

More benefits are as follows:

  • Strengthens blood producing organs & production of red blood cells
  • Bad breath
  • Controls body odor
  • Anemia
  • Digestive Health
  • Promotes Cleansing – Detoxifies heavy toxins, eliminates fungus in the body
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Helps with medical conditions such as, Cancer, Sinusitis, Insomnia, Pancreatitis and Kidney Stones
  • Aids in wound healing
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Stops the growth of Candida Albicans
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Controls cravings
  • Treats arthritis


-Thank you for reading 🙂 xx





Moringa ( AKA miracle tree, drumstick tree and in Trinidad “Saijan” ) has major benefits from health to beauty 😉

Moringa is a fast growing tree native to India and is cultivated in Asia, Africa and South America and even locally.  Society is now discovering the benefits of this superfood but this was actually used in ancient times by the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks for its medicinal impact.

Its benefits, are as follows:

  • Reduces tiredness and fatigue – A single serving of moringa (2-3tsp) is approximately 32.2% daily requirement of iron. Iron is essential for the reduction of fatigue in the body
  • Vitamin A which is responsible for healthy radiant skin and vision
  • Vitamin E protects cells from oxidative stress which fights against early aging
  • Vitamin C – Immune Booster !
  • Vitamin D (Bone Health) – Essential for Calcium Absorption. Withouth Vitamin D, bones can become brittle
  • Vitamin K
  • Lowers cholesterol and Regulates blood pressure due to the amount of Niacin (Vitamin B3) levels
  • Muscle Growth – High content of protein
  • Anti stress- Moringa is an adaptogen which are herbs that protects the body from the toxic effects of stress
  •  Treats Diabetes
  • Treats Stomach disorders – Constipation, Gas & Ulcers
  • High levels of antioxidants – Heart health
  • Promotes Lactation for nursing mothers
  • Contains 8 Amino Acids – Find Amino Acids Here

The list can go on and on! In my opinion, if you do not eat properly, meaning unhealthy or not enough, this superfood is best for you.

Below are links provided for more reading 🙂
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-Thank you for taking your time to read, xx.



Acid Reflux

Lately, I have been getting a lot of people coming into my workplace complaining about acid reflux and they are not too sure of what to do and how come they have it. Below we will discuss what acid reflux is and how we can solve this problem.



Acid reflux is acid moving upwards your oesophagus.  This acid is called hydrochloric acid and it helps the break down of food when it passes through the oesophagus, the burning sensation you get in your chest is called heartburn.

Acid reflux occurs when you do not have enough of  hydrochloric acid in your stomach not that it is an excess of acid.  Doctor’s usually prescribe acid blocking drugs for this which is so wrong.  You actually need to build back up the acid in your stomach.

You can also have acid reflux from having a hiatal hernia, which is the muscular wall separating the chest cavity from the abdomen. The oesophagus (food pipe) goes through the hiatus and attaches to the stomach. In a hiatal hernia the stomach bulges up into the chest through that opening.

hiatus hernia


Getting rid of acid reflux also has to do with your diet, what you eat and what time of the  day you eat it.

Food&Things to avoid:

  • Red meat
  • Processed foods
  • Refined sugars
  • Acidic foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Fried and fatty foods
  • Tomatoes and Citrus foods, which you can replace with lower acidic fruits like, banana, papaya and melon (You should avoid canned and prepackaged fruits because they are more acidic)
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol and Smoking


  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Add 1 Tbsp in about 6-8 Fl Oz of water and drink twice a day
  • Baking Soda – Just add 1 to 1.5 Tsp of baking soda in the Apple cider vinegar mix and drink quickly! 😉 OR you can add it to water with lemon  and honey if the Apple Cider Vinegar is too much for you.
  • Bananananananananana !! – High fiber fruit,  which is good for digestion and also it soothes your stomach
  • Pineapple –  Pineapple contains an enzyme called, bromalien which helps the break down of proteins.  It will also aid in digestion
  • Fennel seeds – You can also drink fennel tea or use the liquid (tincture)
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Marshmallow root (See in photo) MR It is a natural demulcent meaning, it relieves inflammation or irritation.  It comes in two forms, powder and liquid form
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Licorice Root Tincture

The link below is from Dr.Mercola, someone who I personally follow and believe in

More About Acid Reflux

-Thank you for reading, xx







History of Matcha Green Tea

Matcha really means “powdered tea”. When you drink matcha tea, it is basically drinking the leaves but instead of being whole, it is grinded into a powder form.  It is then mixed with specifically a bamboo whisk and water.  In Japan there are usually ceremonies to drink the matcha tea and this has been happening for over 900 years.

Matcha tea ceremony

Video for Matcha tea

Benefits of Matcha Tea

  • High in antioxidants
  • Supports metabolism
  • Weight loss
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Fights cholesterol
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Useful for treating gastrointestinal problems
  • Prevents cancer
  • Enhances mood
  • Improves mind and focus

Luckily, not only does matcha come in the powdered form but it is also available in capsule form and tea bags too.  One thing to note about Matcha is that, it contains caffeine therefore persons who are sensitive to caffeine should not use it.

The first time I had matcha, it was in the form of a latte and I truthfully disliked it but now I drink it every day in the tea bags and I prefer the taste.  For me, I found it has been helping with my digestion and energy levels.  You should give it a try 😉



What is Spirulina?
It is a blue green algae found in fresh water lakes which are grown on every continent.

Ever heard reggae artist Chronixx sing about Spirulina and wondered why? Chronixx-Spirulina

Vegans use this as an alternative to obtain their iron and protein.  It has a higher protein content than a piece of steak.  This is illustrated in the diagram below:



NOTE: By weight, spirulina is 60% Protein

NOTE: 1 Tablespoon of spirulina is 4 grams of protein.

It is very rich in,

  • Minerals such as, Potassium, Calcium and Copper
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) which is used to digest fats and protein
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Benefits of Spirulina,

  • Heavy Metal Detoxification
  • It Increases the pH of the body, making it more alkaline
  • High in Chlorophyll
  • Anticancer
  • Immune Booster
  • Antiviral
  • Protects Cell Damage
  • Lowers Blood Sugar
  • Helps With Allergies (Nasal congestion, itching and sneezing)
  • Good Source Of GLA (Good fats) for Brain and Heart Health
  • Manages Cholesterol
  • Helps Fight Liver Disease and much more!

Forms Of Spirulina,

  1. tabsandpowderPowder
  2. Tablets
  3. Tincture (Liquid)

To be honest, I personally cannot tolerate the taste of it, so I use the capsules.  It is a very acquired taste, therefore you can try it in smoothies 🙂 .

If you want to read more about this amazing protein packed superfood, click the links below.

Science backed

Wellness Mama






All About Your Colon

What is your colon and where is it located?

You colon is your large intestines and it is located at the lowest part of the digestive system.

Purpose of your colon?

It absorbs fluids and waste products before excretion by the anus.  The water that is absorbed is then recylced back into the body for future use.


If you suffer from constipation,irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, other digestive issues, mood swings,depression and skin problems then your colon is not functioning the way it should.

You need to:

  • Increase your fiber  intake (Chia seeds,Flax seeds,Quinoa,Psyllium husk,Bananas,Almonds)

What is fiber? – Fiber is responsible for moving foods throughout the digestive tract

It is known that we do not get sufficient amount of fiber in out diet due to the foods that we eat.  The western world is based on processed sugary fast foods which provides us with little to no vitamins and minerals.  These foods put a strain on our digestive system and it has to work even harder, this is why it is better to eat a “raw food diet”.


I agree that it is not always easy to eat correctly, but it is necessary for your body to eat healthy most of the time.  You are doing yourself and your body a favour when you do so!

You also need to,

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables but try to avoid “gassy” veggies such as, Broccoli,Beans,Cabbage,Apples,Peaches.
  • Eat more fermented foods
  • Stop delaying “going off”
  • Use digestive enzymes
  • Eat more foods high in Magnesium or take Magnesium supplements (Why Mag?)

What are enzymes? BASICALLY, Enzymes aid the body in digestion. It helps break down carbs,proteins and fats.

A few reasons for the colon to stop working efficiently are, poor diet,lack of exercise and drugs.



Reasons for it?

-Improves the functionality of the bodies detoxification system

-Improves daily energy

-Restores digestive health


If your body cannot excrete waste it will back up and cause health issues which can lead to death.


If you want to do a colon cleanse and also cleanse your other organs that helps in the process of digestion (Kidney,Liver) then I will recommend,

  1. Lemon water with honey in a warm glass of water in the morning
  2. Apple cider vinegar,Lemon,Honey,Cinnamon/Cayenne pepper and warm water in the morning
  3. Cascara Sagrada (Liver tonic&Laxative)
  4. Black walnut (Worms)
  5. Wormwood (Black walnut and wormwood works terrific together!)
  6. Slippery Elm (Constipation and tape worms)
  7. Milk Thistle (Liver)
  8. Dandelion (Liver&Kidneys)
  9. Neem (Blood&Worms)
  10. Senna (Helps bowel movements)


-Thank You For Reading 🙂 !