Hello everyone!

My apologies for not updating this blog in so many months. I have been engaging with some of you over on the forums, but life has been very hectic for me and my family since the start of the year.

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We continue to enjoy a very healthy, active and developmentally advanced almost seven month old child. Crawling at 18 weeks and now pulling up to standing and cruising around on the furniture…we don’t get nearly enough sleep around here. So for those who have posted comments in my Preparing for Pregnancy with MTHFR post asking if there is the possibility of a successful and healthy pregnancy with this mutation, the answer is a resounding yes!

Currently my focus is on keeping our household non-toxic and continuing to do our best with regards to the food we eat and the products we use. I’ve posted quite a few articles over on Facebook lately helping everyone sort out the good from the bad on retail shelves. I’ll admit that it’s difficult with such a busy schedule, but I’d say 85 per cent of the time we are making healthy choices.

On that note, I am currently working on my own food product, which adheres to the principles of organic, nutritious and functional eating. I’m pretty early on in the process but I look forward to sharing it with you when I’m ready to launch.

Hopefully everyone is making progress on their health goals. I don’t have too much else to report right now but I continue to wish all of you success in changing your diets and environments, opportunities to get answers to your health questions and happy, vibrant lives. Let me know how I can help!

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pura d'or blue shampooAs someone who strives to live a purely organic lifestyle, I am always excited to discover new health and beauty products. Recently I had the opportunity to try the Blue shampoo and Blue conditioner from Pura D’or, which features 100% cold pressed argan oil. The Pura D’or line of products is certified organic with sustainably produced ingredients.

I had never heard of argan oil before so I had to do some reading about it. This is edible oil from the argan tree, which grows in Morocco. The oil contains vitamins and fatty acids that have important health and beauty benefits. Not only can it be eaten but it is also useful as a moisturizer and for hair care. Pura D’or Blue Shampoo targets the leading causes of hair loss, for example, and helps strengthen hair with 12 DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) blockers.

Hair loss isn’t currently a problem for us though we are in our late thirties. Who can’t use a bit of strengthening? I’ve also been worried about losing some of the extra hair that I acquired during pregnancy. I’ve gotten used to the extra thickness. I started using the Blue shampoo a few weeks ago and haven’t noticed any hair falling out as I was told it probably would post-partum. My hair also looks shinier and feels softer since starting to use the products. The lavender vanilla scented Blue conditioner smells heavenly and does the job without leaving my hair heavy. I love that both of these products are made without sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, parabens, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances or harsh preservatives. Pura D’or also makes products to support healthy skin and nails and they are giving away a one ounce bottle of Argan Oil for free with every purchase.

pura d'or blue conditionerAside from being organic, what is most attractive to me about the Pura D’or line of products is all the wonderful ingredients they use. Aloe Vera, Calendula, Grapefruit, He Shou Wu and Rhodiola are just some of these. The company is offering a bottle of either the Blue shampoo or Blue conditioner to one lucky reader of this website. I highly recommend a trial of these unique products.

To WIN either a Blue shampoo or Blue conditioner from Pura D’or, simply leave a comment below telling me why you would like to try their pure argan oil products. A winner will be chosen by random draw on Monday, February 16, 2015 and contacted that day. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only and closes at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on February 15th.  Good luck!

Disclosure: Pura D’or sent me trial products to sample in order to write this review and they are providing the free bottle of shampoo and conditioner to the winner of this giveaway.

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