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Why Is Your Brain Health Important?

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Your Brain Makes Us Who We Are.

Everyone’s brain is unlike each other.  Different behaviors and lifestyles makes everyone’s brain shaped distinctly. Meaning they also work individually. Your brain alters throughout your life. For instance, learning new things can change its  shape, make some areas larger or some areas smaller.  This is why everyone learns at different rates and different ways. Brain health is essential to keep your learning and growing on track.

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasiticy is the brain’s ability to adapt to learning something new or to heal itself from injury or disease,  When neuroplasticity happens nerve cells rush to adjust in response to new activities, situations, or environment. If one side of your brain is injured, the other side will start to take over while it is forming new connections. Also if you start learning a new habit, like to play the piano, whatever section of your brain being used will grow larger, because the nerve cells in that area are highly active.

How Your Brain Change

There are 3 different ways the brain can change. Chemical changes, which can affect the short-term memory. Structural changes, which  affects long-term memory. And functional changes that affects new areas of development. Each way can either damage or reinforce your brain. These alterations can impact basic tasks such as thinking, feeling, and memory.

Chemical Changes

Chemical changes in your brain are when neurons or transmitters become destroyed they are unable to carry their signals to the brain cells which disrupts it from doing its job. Illnesses like dementia, depression and anxiety start taking place.

There are 4 primary chemicals in your brain that affect happiness: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins. Each chemical is activated in a different way and do different jobs.  Dopamine, for example, can influence your productivity, oxytocin is considered the love hormone, serotonin impacts your mood and feelings, and endorphins are what helps you through pain. Lacking  in one of those areas? You need to boost that certain chemical.  What  causes these chemical changes? Addiction to drugs and alcohol are the usual culprits. However eating habits and processed food are becoming more of the  problem in modern lifestyles.

Structural Changes

Structural changes are what happens to the brain after the illnesses that have begun . When Alzheimer’s starts to progress brain cells die off and brain tissue disappears causing your brain to actually shrink!

There are three parts of the brain. The cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. First the cerebrum  also know as the cortex is the part we associate as the whole brain. This part controls all the high functions such as  thoughts and actions. Next cerebellum  controls the timing over voluntary muscle activity like balance, and coordination.  And finally, the brain stem helps your body function correctly with breathing, heart functions, and consciousness.

Best way to prevent bad structural changes is to strengthen your brain with stimulation. Doing word searches or crossword puzzles, anything to get your it working .

Functional Changes

Functional and structural changes go hand in hand. Learning something new, good or bad, functional changes begin. Then structural changes happen. Stimulating  your brain  with a new habit your brain will move and can get bigger. When something hurtful happens to you it will reorganize itself and make a “mental note” to prevent that again. This is where your fight or flight response kicks in.

Did You Know?

  • Takes about 10,000 hours for something to become long-term memory
  • Short term memory isn’t actually learning its just memorizing.
  • Takes about 25 years for your brain to become fully mature
  • We have about 70,000 thought per day
  • The brain is the fattest organ in out body. That’s why good fats are brain healthy!
  • Uses only about 20% of our body’s energy
  • A human brain can generate 12-25 watts of electricity!
  • Millennial’s are more forgetful that Baby Boomer.
  • There is a second “brain” in the intestines that has about 100,000 neurons, This is why gut health is so important!
  • Bacteria in the gut make serotonin
  • Heart problems can affect your brain. A heart healthy diet is best!

Things To Help Your Brain Health

  • Lack of sleep affects brain function . Go ahead and take a nap!
  • A diet in low-fat and high fruits and vegetables also know as the Mediterranean Diet is best.
  • Exercise can boost dopamine which is the chemical in your brain that helps you not procrastinate
  • Cardio increases the blood flow to your brain helping all the chemicals work correctly
  • Learning new things increases cells causing your brain to grow
  • Social activity will not only stimulate you but increase the happy chemicals preventing depression and dementia
  • Anti-oxidants found in berries to protect the brain

How Can Plexus Help Your Brain

Everything in your health is in your gut,  your brain is no different. Anything released into out stomachs or gut gets into our blood stream and it delivered to your brain. Including bad bacteria, good bacteria, minerals, vitamins, and chemicals. To keep healthy we need to make sure we are killing the bad bacteria and letting all the good stuff in.

X-Factor Plus for brain healthX-Factor Plus

Plexus’s X-Factor Plus contains powerful micro-biomes that will protect your gut from bad bacteria.

One is grape seed extract a powerful anti-oxidant that in clinical studies have shown to help with difficulty in sleeping.  Sleeping will help repair and protect the brain.

X-Factor also contains Vitamin D3 which is a natural occurring vitamin in the body that can help brain function. Also most other Multi-vitamins only contain D2 which is less  productive.

This powerful multi-vitamin also contains a high potency of B vitamins essential for healthy  brain function.

Another great ingredient in X-Factor is Aloe Extract. Aloe Vera plays an important role in your health because it increases blood flow to the brain and aids the body in serotonin production. Studies have also shown it to increase memory and the ability to learn while decreasing depression.

Black currant is also found in Plexus X-Factor Plus. Which is another powerful anti-oxidant, that is believed to improve mood  and attention while reducing mental fatigue. Black currant also slows down certain enzymes that break down chemicals in the brain.

Magnesium helps with brain function. If you are deficient in magnesium you may have “brain fog”. This mineral can help with memory and improve learning abilities. Magnesium can help with stress and your mood.  Metal minerals like zinc and copper help deliver oxygen to the brain and kill toxic free radicals.  These minerals are in X-Factor Plus also.

Brain Benefits of Plexus X-Factor Plus

  • Supports healthy nerve and muscle function. These functions are born in the brain.
  • Helps maintain a healthy heart. Healthy heart means healthy blood will get to your brain.
  • Protects against free radical  damage.
  • Boosts energy levels which will prevent procrastination
  • Promotes mental clarity and concentration
  • Improves mood
  • Enhances cognitive functions
  • Contains 19 vitamins  and minerals
  • Contains reservatrol which is found in red wine and grapes
  • Non-GMO, Gluten Free,  100% Vegetarian, Allergen Free

VitalBiome

Plexus’s VitalBiome is a probiotic supplement to help balance the micro-biome in your gut. Micro-biomes are the network of bacteria in your gut. Bacteria  in your gut can control how you feel.

Most of the serotonin is actually found in the gut not your brain. Your gut secretes chemical neurotransmitters which is then carried to your brain.

Because of today’s lifestyle of processed food, lack of sleep, stress and anxiety damages the good micro-biome leading to something called dysbiosis. Dybiosis is an unbalanced gut meaning more bad bacteria than good bacteria. VitalBiome seeds the gut delivering more good bacteria.  How do you know if you need VitalBiome? Stress, mood swings,anxiety  and the inability to relax.

Vital Biome for brain healthBrain Benefits of Plexus VitalBiome

  • Improves mood
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Stabilizes stress hormones
  • Non- GMO

Edge

There’s an energy crisis in the US, 85% of Americans say they wake up feeling tired. One third of adults say they don’t have enough energy to perform daily tasks. Thankfully there’s Plexus Edge which is much better than chugging energy drink full of sugar or cups of coffee all day.

Plexus Edge only has 3 key ingredients to help you gain more energy, enhances your mood, and better concentration.  Firstly, natural coffee which we all know increases energy, but natural coffee also is absorbed into the blood stream which travels to the brain and blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter than can improve mood, energy and brain function.

L-Theanine is the next ingredient in Plexus Edge, is an amino acid not usually found in our diets. It produces neurotransmitters and relaxing agents but it does not induce sleep. L-Theanine reduces depression and anxiety while increasing creativity and memory because it increases serotonin. Studies have also show that it can help with ADD/ADHD.

Last  ingredient is Theacrine which is like caffeine but studies show that it doesn’t gain a tolerance level like caffeine.

Slim and Edge for brain healthBrain Benefits of Plexus Edge

  • Sharper thinking
  • Improves mood
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Healthy energy
  • No artificial ingredients, gluten-free, non GMO, vegetarian

 

 

 

 

Best regimen to stay healthy is to take Plexus’s  VitalBiome  and X-Factor with your breakfast. Then Plexus Edge as needed but always before late afternoon. For the best overall health combine those with Plexus Triplex combo!

Triplex for brain health

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Also check out my last blog on eye health here How Plexus X-Factor Plus Helps Eye Health

 

 

 

 

 

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How Plexus X-Factor Plus Helps Eye Health

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Why is Eye Health So Important?

I’m sure you’ve heard that the eyes are the window to the soul, but they are also the window to inside your body! Your eyes can tell you so much about your health from the way you see to how you feel. This is why eye health is so important. When you vision is poor the quality of your life is poor. Eye strain, for example, can lead to headaches, migraines and fatigue.  The eyes can detect early signs of conditions ,like diabetes  years before other signs even become prevalent. Other conditions your eyes can detect are macular degeneration, glaucoma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, risk of stroke and heart disease.  This is why yearly eye exams are so important.

What Nutrients are Needed for Eye Health?

The eyes are controlled by muscles just like the rest of your body, so not only do we need to exercise them but also nurture them. A poor diet can lead to poor eye health. Which can cause diseases of the eye including macular degeneration and cataracts.  One of the best ways to prevent diseases of the eyes is keeping your blood sugar and hormones in balance. Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals also can keep your eye health in check.

  • Vitamin A- prevents night blindness and slows nerve damage.
  • Vitamin C- fights free radicals, helps absorb other minerals and vitamins, helps repair damaged tissue  slows down inflammation and prevents cellular mutation.

Free radicals are things like poor diet, blue light emissions, UV exposure, smoking and environment pollutants.

Blue Light Emissions are the light from computers and other electronic device.

Inflammation destroys the tissue in your eyes.

Studies show that Americans are deficient in Vitamin C.

  • Vitamin E- keeps tissue  strong and protects from inflammation, decreases the risk of macular degeneration by around 25%, also improves healing if you go in for surgery like laser eye surgery.
  • Zinc- protects the retina, lowers risk of macular degeneration, helps fight inflammation, helps cell division and growth, maintains circulation and hormones.

So How to Get the Nutrients in Your Body?

The best way to get those nutrients into your system  is through your diet, of course! Find the vitamins and minerals in these food:

Carrots, Sweet Potatoes. Kale, Spinach, Eggs, Bell Peppers, Citrus and tropical fruits, Berries, Almonds, Avocado, Fish, Chicken, Yogurt, Pumpkin Seeds.

But What If Food isn’t enough?

If food isn’t enough to get your daily needs then Plexus X-Factor Plus  is the best supplement for Eye Health.

  •  Contains  100% of the daily value of Vitamin A,C, and E and Zinc.
  •  Supports a healthy immune system . A poor immune system makes eyes more susceptible to damage.
  • Supports healthy muscle function. The muscles in the eye socket are used to move the eyes in all directions.
  • Helps with blood pressure. High blood pressure damages the blood vessels in the retina which can cause eye diseases.
  • Protects against free radicals in the environment.
  • Maintains gut health, The bad bacteria in your gut can trigger inflammation and cause diseases of the eye.

Plexus X-Factor Plus is gluten free, 100% vegetarian, and non-gmo!

Plexus X-Factor Plus is best taken in the morning witha healthy breakfast.

For best results combine it with Plexus Triplex Package for your overall health!

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Peacock Tutorial with E.L.F.

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The most beautiful bird in the world.

Who wouldn’t want to be named the most beautiful of their species? The peacock’s iridescent blue-green color is magical. Even their eyeliner is on point and it seems like they know it. The male birds are the most colorful while the females are mostly brown.  The male peacocks use their beauty to attract the females. See even birds are shallow!! Lol.

Enough of That!!

For this look I’m using E.L.F. Prism Eyeshadow Palette  in Smoke and Sunset. I love E.L.F. Makeup its super inexpensive and it’s quality is close to high-end! I don’t know how they do it but their quality is worth more than under $10 range.  The prism palettes are one of my faves. The shadow is so shimmery and velvety it goes on very smooth.

The Look…..

  • Take some of the Dark Blue from the Smoke Palette and apply it to outer corner blending up and out.
  • Next apply the Green from the Smoke Palette in the middle of the lids making sure to blend with the Blue.
  • Now apply the Deep Gold from the Sunset Palette in the inner lids and a little on the inner corner or eyes.
  • Get a blending brush and blend all 3 colors together, reapplying color as needed.
  • Lastly blend the Bright White on brow bone to inner corner.

Finish up the look with black eyeliner and red glossy lips!

To purchase you can visit the E.L.F. Website.

 

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Don’t let this happen to you!!

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Be honest….

How many of you have left a burn mark somewhere from your hair straightener?  🙋🏼

Yep, It happen to me. And on my mom’s custom made desk that I’m using as my makeup/beauty table.

Shhh I haven’t broke the news to her. Although I think she’ll know after she reads this post. Lol.

So how did it happen?

I left my straightening iron ALL…. DAY…. I totally forgot to turn it off!  And it doesnt have the automatic shut off feature.

Note to self: A must have feature when I buy a new straightening iron.

 The solution!

 

 

While browsing Amazon the solution just appeared to me.

A flat iron stand!!!!

I wish I had one of these years ago! Do you know how many times I have or my cats have knocked over my straightening iron?

Miracle with suction cups

The Kiss Flat Iron Stand has suction cups on the bottom to keep it from slipping or you can suction it to a mirror. It also folds down for easy storing. I am totally taking this on my next trip. I am in love with this!

To order click here. http://amzn.to/2syBSKf

I swear every girl needs this!

Here’s a link to my flat iron http://amzn.to/2sJNGrH

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Younique Addiction Palette #1 Subtle Smokey Eye

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Subtle Smokey Eyes and Nude Lips

Who doesn’t love a Smokey Eye!?! I know I do! Smokey Eye makeup with a nude lip will make anyone feel their sexiest! Using my favorite new eye palette Younique Addiction #1 I will show you how to create this look! Besides all your essentials and the #1 palette you will need a deep navy blue shadow or liner. I used An Elf shadow from an older palette. It was metallic and dark blue.

This look was a little more complicated than beginner but I think it turned out amazing! I adore any gold shade. Just like every other girl I know anything that shines is hard not to love!

This look is perfect for a day out shopping or a dinner at night! It’s casual and sexy!

You can order your own Younique products here http://Youniqueproducts.com/nikkyreyes

Brown, Gold and Ivory. Oh and Blue

  • Sweep  Elated all over from lid to brow
  • Next take Sincere and brush it over entire lid
  • Take a crease brush and gently use Chipper in outer half of the crease.
  • Blending the color to outer half of lid also
  • Blend harsh lines with Sincere.
  • Now take Brassy and apply to inner corner and inner half of lid.
  • Take Brassy and sweep it under lower lashes.
  • Get your Navy Blue Shadow or Liner and make a thick line  using a medium liner brush across the top lash line
  • Repeat on lower lash line

Finish up with a black wing and nude lips! I used Younique’s Lucrative Lipgloss in Luxe!

Final Look!

 

 

Hope you enjoy!!

Comment below with your subtle Smokey looks!!  I would absolutely love to see them!

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Younique Moodstruck Addiction Palette Review!!

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I’m sure that most of you have heard of Younique. You know the direct sales company 3D fiber mascara that tells you to break-up with your old mascara and to throw out your false eyelashes. I have tried the mascara several times and I just can’t give up my falsies. But I do know lots of women that love the mascara, my mother included! Even though I don’t like the mascara, I really like the other products including the Moodstruck Addiction Palettes! For this look and review I used the #4 and #5 palettes.

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Palettes are amazing!

The palettes seem expensive comparing to drugstore brands at $49 each but if you compare them to high-end brands they are in the same range or less. I think they are more comparable to a high-end brand. The product is very pigmented, blends well and they feel very luxurious. Plus Younique is a cruelty free company and some products are gluten-free and vegan!!!

 

Another awesome thing about Younique is their foundation that raises money to help abused women and children! They donate a portion from every sale to the foundation and what’s really cool is at checkout you can round up your total to donate a little extra! I love that!

Ok let’s get onto the look!!

Eyes:
– Go over entire lid to brow with the Tender color for Palette 4
– Take Suspicious from Palette 5 and apply to only your lids and lower lash line
– Now apply Cheerful from Palette 4 in crease.
– Apply your eyeliner and mascara (or falsies)
– a nude or pink lip gloss will look great with this look too!

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this look! I totally want to see your version!

Email me at nikky@an-Untitled-life.com

You can order these palettes and much more from any Younique presenter or visit http://youniqueproducts.com to order online!!!

 

 

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The Scentsy Diffuser!!

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So something happened and my diffuser post got deleted!!!!  It was so much work to write that! I know now to back it up!!!!

So here are some quick things to know about the beautiful Scentsy Diffuser!!

  • The Scentsy Diffuser features 16 elegant light options to suit your mood. There are two light modes, white and color. The white mode features high, low and candle-flicker options. The color mode features a continuous cycle of 12 colors (fuchsia, red, orange, yellow, lime, green, aquamarine, white, azure, blue, lavender, and purple), or hold the light button for 1.5 seconds and set the diffuser on one color to complement your mood, décor or oil. The Scentsy Diffuser may also be used without any light.
  • The Scentsy Diffuser uses cold-mist technology so  the fragrance character remains consistent throughout the fragrance experience. Also the Diffuser offers high, (4 hour run time) low (8 hour run time) and intermittent Diffuser modes, giving you more control over the intensity and longevity of your fragrance experience.
  • You can customize your fragrance experience by adding more or less oil, or combining oils.

The Best Diffuser on the Market!!

The Scentsy Diffuser uses the world’s most advanced ultrasonic nebulizer to disperse fragrance and  offers a limited lifetime warranty!!!  I encourage you  to compare the Scentsy Diffuser with other diffusers; I am confident you’ll find Scentsy offers the most features, the most advanced technology and the most attractive diffusers on the market.

Scentsy Diffusers are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. Any diffuser found to be defective or damaged under normal use and care will be replaced with the same, or comparable, product at Scentsy’s discretion. I encourage you to compare our warranty with other diffusers; you’ll find ours is the most generous warranty on the market!

How do get one??

Scent Diffusers cost $130. But i have an awesome way for you to earn one half off!!!! All you have to do is get some friends and either host a Facebook party or gather the orders on your own! To get your diffuser half off you’ll need about $350 in sale! (About 7-9 orders) Plus you’ll get some free product credit!!! Want to earn your diffuser?! Email me at nikky@anuntilitedlife.com!

Tell me what is the most appealing thing about the Scentsy Diffusers!

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