Friday, September 28, 2012

Are You Living Beyond Organic?

Beyond Organic is a company on a mission to change your diet, change your life and change your world with:
Foods and Beverages to heal and nourish your body from the inside
Skin and Body Care to heal and nourish your body from the outside
Education to inform and renew the mind with what is true and good health
A Mission that falls in line with James 1:27: to visit the orphans and widows in their affliction…
When I heard about Beyond Organic, I knew I had to be involved with the mission and message.
To learn more about why I’m living Beyond Organic in 2012 and beyond, click here.
To learn more about the company and how you can be involved as a consumer or a fellow mission marketer, click here.
I’m very excited to know that a variety of new products will be added to the line up each month for the next many months. Beyond Organic offers discounted products and free shipping with certain orders AND all of these great products are delivered right to my front door.

Check out My Beyond Organic for specific product information and ordering, or contact me directly at

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What My Friends Say

If you’ve read this blog at all in the past year, you are probably well aware of my fondness to Suero Viv…especially as a replenishing post work out drink and as an effective detoxifying cleanser. But, maybe you wonder what other people have to say about this Suero Viv of which I write…take a look at what some of my friends say…

“I was working really hard one day, and the heat was so intense and I started to crave the Orange Cinnamon Suero Viv so much that I could literally taste it…the only problem was, it was about 500 feet away in the cooler in my truck, so I had to wait. This stuff is so good, it just hydrates me and gives me that boost so that I can keep going.” – Kevin
My friend Kevin is an electrical contractor and works really long hours in some pretty hot spots, especially during the summer in this Florida heat. He keeps a cooler stocked with Suero Viv in his truck to keep him hydrated and energized throughout those long, hot work days.

“I’m on my third day of the Suero Cleanse and I feel so good!!! The only problem is that my fiancĂ© keeps drinking and eating all of my Beyond Organic products! I’m glad I tried the Green Suero, it’s good in an interesting way, and I feel really healthy when I drink it. Thank you for telling me about Beyond Organic!” – Danielle
My friend Danielle did the 3 Day Suero Cleanse just days before her wedding and I must say she was a stunningly beautiful bride! Of course, she is always beautiful, but who knows, maybe that Suero Cleanse gave her a little extra glow for her wedding day. Now that she’s married, it sounds like she and her husband need extra Beyond Organic products in the fridge!

“I realized that eating, a lot of times, is more from habit than hunger. I haven’t felt tired or hungry all day.” – Dad
I’m going to be honest here; my dad was a little reluctant to do a Suero Cleanse. He was sure that he’d be hungry and cranky from not eating all day, but the Suero Vivs kept him from having blood sugar lulls and kept him full and satisfied throughout the day.

“I finished my 3 Day Suero Viv Cleanse on Sunday. I was pleasantly surprised. I was worried the drinks would be gross…of course, I’m someone who drinks Coke Zero every night…but the Suero Viv was not bad at all! I didn’t find myself starving in between drinking the Suero Vivs and no fatigue. I was very satisfied!” – Heather
My friend Heather ordered the Suero Cleanse Bronze package without even tasting a Suero Viv before placing her order. She had been looking for a good cleansing product and noted that the Suero Viv Cleanse packages are much more affordable than most other cleansing products. And because the main ingredient in each Suero Viv is cultured whey, they have just what the body needs to detoxify and cleanse all of the major organs and with 5 flavors to choose from, a Suero Viv Cleanse provides plenty of variety for those taste buds.

“I was thinking that I hadn’t noticed a difference with the Suero Cleanse over the weekend, but somehow this morning I woke up at 5 a.m., ran 2 miles, did an Insanity workout, then ran another mile…I think it HAS made a difference in my energy. AND when I woke up, the first thing I went for was a Suero Viv without even thinking about anything else. I completely get that feeling you were talking about where you just want to keep drinking the Suero Viv. That’s what is in my lunch box today too!” – Patrick
Patrick started the Suero Cleanse Bronze on a Friday and cleansed through the weekend…he even spent a day kayaking while on the Suero Cleanse…I’d say he had energy! I was delighted to hear that on the first day of his new job, he chose to pack Suero Viv to keep him going rather than stop off at a fast food chain for lunch.

I did the 3 Day Suero Cleanse two weeks in a row and have maintained drinking an average of 2 Suero Vivs per day since then. My plan is to Suero Cleanse once a month and to drink Suero Vivs daily as a form of maintenance. We live in a toxic world filled with air, water, soil and other environmental pollutants. Our bodies were created with a system to detoxify, yet we bombard them with so many personal care products and “foods” that hinder the process. Taking a few days to let the system rest from the burden gives our kidneys, liver and colon time to do what they were created to do.

Now, aren’t you ready to Suero Cleanse?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's Fall Y'all...Well, Almost!

The first day of Autumn isn’t officially until this Saturday, but it actually feels slightly “Fall-ish” today, and according to the weather reports, we are supposed to have some low temps in the 50s this week! Whoa, that is definitely Fall weather and I’ve already been enjoying the warming spices typically associated with the Autumn season. This Spice Market Sweet Potato Hash is something I cannot get enough of lately.


Spice Market Sweet Potato Hash

2 large sweet potatoes
1 ½ Cups black beans, cooked
1 red onion, diced
2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
½ lemon, juiced
½ tsp. coriander
½ tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. turmeric
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

Peel and dice sweet potatoes and place with a little coconut oil in a pot over medium-low heat. Cover with lid and let cook until tender. Add onions and let cook until onions are at desired doneness. Turn off the burner and add black beans and remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Enjoy!
It's quite spicy, but the spices really are power houses for good health. This makes great leftovers too...and to me, is equally good straight out of the refrigerator without heating it back up.
You can also use any type of beans: black, adzuki, mung, lentils…whatever you have on hand or whatever you like best.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Favorite Beauty Products

A friend recently shared with me about Kelly’s Korner Blog and suggested that I link up to an upcoming Show Us Your Life link up day. I thought I’d go ahead and give it a test run today because the theme is “Your Favorite Beauty Products” and I have certainly been through my share of trials and errors when it comes to beauty products. My name is Brooke and I am a reformed beauty product junkie.

Just to give you a little insight, in my former life I would read InStyle Magazine from cover to cover and make a list of the latest products and promptly go to Sephora (yes, I was a Sephora Beauty Insider) and stock up on makeup, hair care, nail polish, lotions, potions and the like. I even changed my nail polish on a daily basis if necessay to match my outfit. Praise the Lord, He changed my perspective about all of this! I have a much more simple approach when it comes to personal care products these days.
In my mid-twenties I began to have some seriously scary scarring acne which led me on a hunt through just about every product, from the cheapest to the most expensive, from the drug store to high-end department stores, which claimed skin beautifying and most importantly clearing benefits. What I learned has forever changed my perspective with regards to truly healthy skin.
Beauty comes from the inside out. Glowing, clear, healthy skin starts with what we eat. A clean diet of organic fruits and vegetables, wild caught salmon, free range chicken and eggs, green-fed beef, and healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, are the foundation of good skin and good health.

The most inexpensive beauty product is sunshine. A few minutes in the sun each day really brightens the skin and gives a nice glow.
The skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body and every pore is an escape route for waste. Many beauty products contain harmful chemicals (that are linked to cancer and reproductive/developmental disorders) that are absorbed into the body through the skin. Rather than eliminating toxins, we may unknowingly be actively putting more toxins in our bodies through the use of these products and quite often we are paying a pretty penny to do so.
In my search to clear my skin and find a truly healthy beauty routine, I did a complete overhaul and cleared out old products, these are just a few:

And I found that some of the most beneficial products could be found right in my kitchen. For example, apple cider vinegar is very effective at clearing up break outs and if used very diligently a couple of times a day, can reduce the appearance of acne scarring. Just dampen a cloth with water, then pour on some apple cider vinegar and rub over any trouble spots.

A great way to moisturize is with coconut oil which also contains natural anti-bacterial properties. Just a dab goes a really long way and it smells so good too without any harsh fragrances like most beauty products.

Although it has been a couple of years since the worst of my beauty plight, I had not found easily accessible, toxic free, organic facial cleansers, lotions, shampoos, etc. until just this week. Beyond Organic has launched a skin and body care line of products that I am more than excited to get my hands on! Finally, clean skin care that will ship right to my front door…it doesn’t get much easier than that. Through September 16th, each of the product lines is available for Mission Marketers and Preferred Customers with a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE promo. (Not a Mission Marketer or a Preferred Customer? That’s easy, just sign up here, then log in for this great savings) or beginning Monday, September 17th these products will be available at regular retail and wholesale prices.

Advanced Anti-Aging System

Set Includes:
·         Botanical Cleanser 4.0oz/120ml
·         Neroli Toner 4.0oz/120ml
·         Radiant Serum 1.0oz/30ml
·         AM Moisturizer 1.0oz/30ml
·         Replenishing Night Cream 1.0oz/30ml
·         Eye Cream 0.5oz/15ml
·         Lift Serum 0.6oz/18ml
·         Acai Exfoliator 2.0oz/60ml
*Plus you get a 2nd set for Free.
Retail Value for 2 sets: $750. Yours today for only $300.

Beyond Body Care System

Set Includes:
·         Sweet Orange Shampoo 8.0oz/240ml
·         Sweet Orange Conditioner 8.0oz/240ml
·         Clean Citrus Shower Gel 8.0oz/240ml
·         Hand and Body Lotion 8.0oz/240ml
·         Botanical Hand Wash 8.0oz/240ml
·         Pomegranate Berry Lip Balm .25oz
·         Triple Mint Lip Balm .25oz
*Plus you get a 2nd set for Free.
Retail Value for 2 sets: $205. Yours today for only $82.

Having shared all of this, I believe the most important beauty product ever is the Bible. True beauty is something that radiates from the inside out and from a life well-lived in The Word.
Moses may seem like an unlikely beauty mentor, yet he experienced a supernatural beauty treatment when he sought the Lord: his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. – Exodus 34:29
I’d say Moses had a healthy glow.