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July Special – Get a FREE 8 oz bottle of E3Live Apple/Lemon Flavor!

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July Special!

For the month of July, we are giving a FREE 8 oz bottle of E3Live Apple/Lemon Flavor when you purchase any of our fresh-frozen products on www.e3live.com using coupon: FLAVOR2014, stock up today!

Our E3Live flavored has a fresh light apple/lemon citrus flavor.  We have added a light flavoring of Organic Apple and Lemon resulting in a refreshing citrus taste that isn’t overwhelming or over-sweet.

E3Live is 100% Aphanizomenon flos-aquae blue-green algae (AFA for short) – a certified organic wild-harvested Nutrient Dense AquaBotanicalTM considered by renowned health authorities to be nature’s most beneficial superfood. Our E3Live AFA is a non-GMO Heirloom variety.E3Live is the frozen/liquid form of AFA, which is superior to all other forms of AFA. E3Live is the only company to offer AFA in this fresh-frozen form.

Physiologically, E3Live may help restore overall body/mind balance in numerous ways. Its field of action simultaneously includes the immune, endocrine, nervous, gastro-intestinal and cardio-vascular systems.
Nutritionally, E3Live provides 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. It is the most nutrient dense food known to mankind and a rich source of chlorophyll. E3Live is a gift of nature, a miracle food.

Try some today!  Be sure to use coupon:  FLAVOR2014 during checkout for your free bottle!

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Fighting the Fight Against Tiger Stripes – Natural Ways to Reduce Stretchmarks

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War Wounds, Tiger Stripes, The Map to Motherhood, all adorably poetic terms for something, well, not so terribly adorable… Stretch Marks. And even if they are my guidemap throughout pregnancy, well, I’d rather use Google Maps, thank you very much.

 

Since the beginning of my pregnancy, I’ve had a slight paranoia, as do many women, about ending my pregnancy with a paisley striped pattern of stretch marks etched across my body. Even if this was my ‘secret handshake’ into the mom’s group, I planned on doing whatever possible to ensure that not one tiger stripe touched my skin.

 

But what can you do to avoid stretchmarks? Of course, there is no surefire method to absolutely eliminate stretch marks throughout pregnancy. As any woman will tell you, pregnancy will completely change your body in ways you didn’t think previously possible. That being said, it is possible to reduce the amount or intensity of stretchmarks throughout your pregnancy; and in the end, isn’t that what we all want?

 

Keep Your Body Hydrated

Of course, staying hydrated is incredibly important for the health and well-being of mama  and baby. Experts suggest that a person should be drinking half of their body weight in ounces of pure, filtered water each day! As important as it is, that doesn’t mean that drinking enough water is always easy (especially when you already have to use the restroom every few minutes!). I found that naturally flavoring water with fruits and herbs was a wonderful way to keep water interesting and ensure that I get my required daily amount. I especially loved adding Strawberry and Mango to my water for a sweet treat!

 

Take Your Vitamins (Or Eat Them Instead!)

Certain vitamins and nutrients can be especially helpful in reducing or avoiding stretch marks. Antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Omega 3s are fantastic supplements to add to your diet that may help reduce stretch marks. And while you can absolutely take those in capsule form, it is even better for your body to include them in your diet! Foods such as leafy greens, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils will naturally nourish and protect the skin and can even repair skin cell damage.

 

Get Fit!

While it does sound nice to lay around for nine months, it is very beneficial for pregnancy and delivery if you stay active. Of course, your activity levels should be based entirely on what is suggested by your doctor, but low-impact exercises such as yoga, swimming, and pilates are wonderful ways to remain flexible, fit, and help blood to circulate through the body. Beyond that, exercise can help maintain skin elasticity and weight gain, which can help to prevent stretch marks. I personally love swimming during pregnancy as I can actually feel the pressure being relieved from my joints and lower back when I’m in the water.

 
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

No matter what we do to nourish the inside of our bodies, our skin is fighting external forces constantly. Pollutants, weather, sensitivity, and allergens can affect the health of our skin and can lead to damage. Moisturizing the skin daily with natural oils can effectively alleviate or diminish stretch marks due to the fatty acids and rejuvenating minerals they contain. Some suggested oils for hydrating the skin are coconut, grape seed, emu, and cocoa butter with Vitamin E. When purchasing any of these, ensure that you are doing so from a quality source and that they are free from all preservatives, additives, and are 100% pure.

 

And so it was, one day, at about 34 weeks pregnant, that I stood in front of the mirror doing my daily routine. Lathering my tummy and back with E3 Earth’s Essential Creme  when I saw it, the faint outline of a stretch mark across my belly. I paused and pondered the little line that stretched across my side, stared at it in curiosity… I expected myself to cry out in agony and curse the skies above, maybe even cry. Instead, and unexpectedly so, I shrugged and continued on with my day. Hm, I guess stretch marks really aren’t that big of a deal after all.

~Kali

 

Kali Carter, a  mama-to-be,  loves getting lost in big books and even bigger cities.

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5 Summer Beauty Tips

Summer is officially here! Now that it is, try these beauty tips to bring out that glow you’ve always wanted.

1. Derma Rollers

I recently purchased a derma roller after hearing all the craze about it. People from other countries swear by it, so I decided to try it. Derma rollers contain about 1,000 micro needles that come in .5, 1, 1.5, and 2 mm long. The purpose is to increase blood flow to the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Derma rollers can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and fine lines. It can also aid in evening out the skin tone. It does this not only by stimulating blood flow, but it allows your skin to be more absorbent to the moisturizers you use. It is best to immediately follow your treatment with a organic or natural moisturizer.

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I have used my .5 mm roller twice now, and I can already see a slight difference. My skin is softer and has a better color to it. Not everyone will get the same results, but it is worth a try! These can be purchased online at Amazon and many other retailers for an average price of $25.

2Tamera E3 Light Crème

Follow your derma treatment with Tamera E3 Light Crème for optimum results. This Light Crème contains anti-inflammatory properties, which may help soothe the skin after the derma treatment. When used as a daily moisturizer, this cream is the best natural anti-aging cream on the planet!

Scientifically, this cream has proven benefits of; cell regeneration: scar reduction; anti-inflammation; anti-aging; anti-bacterial among many more.

Tamera E3 Light Crème retails for $44.75 for 1.6oz. Trust me, the price is worth it. For more information, check it out at http://www.e3live.com/all_products/e3_light_creme.html.

3. Coconut Oil

Recently, the biggest rave in the beauty industry is coconut oil because of its multiple benefits. My only question is: why is it just now being noticed?! I have been using coconut oil for years, and it deserves all the recognition it is getting. It makes your skin glow just like all the celebrities you see.

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I use coconut oil as a daily body moisturizer. I use it from my neck to my toes, and occasionally on my face when it gets really dry. Coconut oil has too many benefits to list here, but it is truly a product that does it all. When applied directly to the skin, it may moisturize, heal injury faster,  help soothe psoriasis or eczema, and more. It is also a natural sunscreen with an SPF 4, which is another reason to apply daily.

4. Tamera E3 Earth’s Essential Cream

So many of us get rough, dry, and cracked feet during the summer. No one wants to show off scaly feet in sandals. Before going to bed each night, use a foot file on the dry flaky skin, followed by Tamera E3 Earth’s Essential Cream. This cream is powerful for very rough and dry skin, such as that found on feet and elbows. Your body is most responsive to skin treatments at night, as that is when your body is most reparative. It is the same concept as getting plenty of sleep when you are sick. So if you are struggling with cracked feet, treat them before climbing into bed, and wake up to all new feet!

E3 Earth’s Essential Cream also retails for $44.75 for 1.6 oz. Go to http://www.e3live.com/natural_beauty/earths_essential_cream for more benefits.

5. Sunscreen

Coconut oil is a great mild SPF – great if you only plan on seeing the sun for a few minutes throughout the day. However, most of us can’t get enough of the sun in the summer. Plan on using an SPF 30 or greater on your body and face everyday before your coconut oil and after your Light Crème. You can find a variety of natural sunscreens without chemicals at your local health store or online.

I know everyone talks about using sunscreen, but I cannot stress how important it is. Growing up, my swim coach used sunscreen EVERYDAY whether it was sunny or snowing. I never understood why, but now I know that UVA and UVB rays can be even more harmful on a cloudy day because you can’t feel the heat of the sun. The best part – his skin looks amazing! Sunscreen gives your skin a mild glow, similar to coconut oil.

So whether it is sunny or cloudy, wear sunscreen daily – or at least coconut oil on cloudy days.

 

Have you tried all 5 beauty tips? Let us know if they worked for you! If you are interested in ordering E3Live beauty products, call 1-888-800-7070 or order online at www.e3live.com.
~Kristin
Kristin McBride is pursuing a degree in the medical field and is fulfilling an externship at UC Davis Medical Center. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and dog!
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