Thursday, December 30, 2010

It Is Time To Be Fruit Filled

My mom lives with me. She is 92 and looks like she is no more than 75. We are both very health conscious and do whatever we can to stay healthy and strong. She has said she needs a husband (since my Dad died) and I have said I need a wife (since my divorce), so we make a good team. To this day she makes sure I eat right. She makes a fruit drink every night so it will be ready for breakfast. The fruit drink she makes consists of apples, bananas, grapes (seeded), oranges, strawberries and blackberries. You can use any fruit you choose really. She also adds Puritan's Pride Soy Protein Powder and Lecithin Granules, Osteo Bi-Flex Nutrajoint, which has Glucosamine, Vitamin D3, Acai and Life's Greens with advanced Probiotic Formula. I love Puritan's Pride! They are an affordable vitamin company that has a huge selection of vitamins. You can order through their catalog or online.

This fruit drink helps cleanse my system and is high in alkaline. Plus it really works to lose weight, too. I drink this every morning on an empty stomach and when I read the below info I smiled and said "Thank you Mama!"

Eating Fruit - this opened my eyes.
Dr Stephen Mak treats terminally ill cancer patients by an "un-orthodox" way and many patients have recovered.  He believes in natural healing in the body against illnesses.  See the article below.


We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it and just popping it
into our mouths.  It's not as easy as you think.  It's important to know how and WHEN to eat fruit.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.  Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.  The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid.  The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals!  You have heard people complaining — every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach.  The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes - all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon, that are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.  If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.  If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.  You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body.  Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty.  This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber.  Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit.  Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine.  Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher.  Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system.  They are also a key source of lycopene — the cancer fighting oxidant.  Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C.  They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.  Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.  Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Don’t Drink Cold water after a meal.  Can you believe this??  For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.  It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal.  However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed.  It will slow down the digestion.  Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food.  It will line the intestine.  Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.  It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks - HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.  Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.  You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.  Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.  Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.  Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep.  Let's be careful and be aware.  The more we know the better chance we could survive. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tis' the Season to Give

Christmas brings the giving spirit out in all of us. I love to hear from people about their life lessons, trials, successes, how they achieved happiness and found their passion. We can learn so much from each other, whether it's advice we are giving or just listening to one another. Getting involved is the best thing chicks can do. Merry Christmas to everyone! I wish you all the best Holiday Season ever!

I decided this Christmas I'm going to give a lucky winner $300 in free product from my website.  To be a part of my giveaway and future giveaways, follow my blog and get involved.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Time in Houston

I've had so much fun visiting my Houston Beaute Playground! Houston is such a beautiful city and a great shopping area for the holidays. I've been so busy. We were the exclusive brow artist team this year at the Nutcracker Market where we met a ton of beautiful and kind Texas women...

I was a guest on Great Day Houston for makeup tips and for "Deborah's Favorite Things". I'm so proud of my National Makeup Artist and Artistic Director for being the official makeup artist for Great Day Houston. 

I just can't tell you how many amazing women (and men) I've met this season while spreading Christmas Beauty. I met a couple of Chick-Fil-A Santa Cows, the Tom Thumb mascot and a Salvation Army Santa spreading their message to all...and some very handsome marines at their Toys For Tots toy drive. In many mad rushes I've had to do my hair in the car. Don't follow my example ladies. It's much easier and safer to do hair in your bathroom.

My dear friend Michael Kemper, owner of the Michael Kemper Salon in Highland Village, took me around Houston in a whirl wind of Christmas parties. One was hosted by Kenneth Cole for the Diana Foundation. The Diana Foundation is one of the oldest organizations to raise money for aids awareness. I was the only chick at the party, lucky me getting all the attention. LOL. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Alkaline Water

I want to share this very important information as it could save your life. I started eating mostly alkaline foods and drinking alkaline water about a year ago and I can't begin to tell you how easy it is to stay thin and have tons of energy. It is no joke and the most healthy way...or the only way to eat.

I knew a woman who was diagnosed with cancer and was given 6 months to live. Her husband and 5 small children were devastated. After researching and grasping for any and everything to help her, the husband found that cancer cannot live in an alkaline body but thrives and grows in an acidic body. This was 5 years ago.

My brother is a health the family of freaks, me being the brow freak. He began researching more about alkaline water and foods and now I have an Alkaline Ionizer water machine. Wow, you can't believe how great the taste is and how it cleanses my body. Most of the Alkaline Ionizers are around $2000 to $4000. My brother can get 20 ionizers for $1247 which is a terrific price compared to the other ionizers on the market. He has a friend who owns a distributorship in Dallas.

I am so passionate about alkaline water and what it has done for me that I really want everyone to know about it. Check out this website to see more on alkaline diets and water I've also listed some books to the right that are great to find out more info on alkaline water and diets. If you have any questions post them and I will get you the answer.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Blog Debut

To all my chic CHicks-friends, fans and beautiful customers, new and loyal! This is the debut of my Blog, "CHicks Helping Other CHicks". Blog, Blog, much to read, discover, and learn from the Bloggers, and now, I am entering into that very world to reach out to CHicks. Those of  you who are familiar with the Christi Harris philosophy, See It. Learn It. Do It., know that I am all about education in all things beauty. Writing curriculum for self-improvement schools helped me find my passion at a very early age and thus launched my entire career! It was from those first experiences that I saw the need to educate women, eliminating their beauty frustrations and simplifying their lives! is not all about outward aesthetics and beauty. It is recognizing oneself as a unique and special woman who has been put on this earth to seek and fulfill the gifts God has given her. We must uncover ourselves to discover our passions. And as many have witnessed, that realization takes place at different ages and different stages along our journey. How many of us actually find it? How do we find it? And once we do, the how do we share it with the people our gifts can aid? A very well-known columnist once told me, "Girls who don't have girlfriends cannot be trusted." Wow. Strong? Yes. But I do tend to agree. So, let's be friends and share what we know in an effort to help others find their exceptional gifts! Doesn't matter if we have or haven't been formally introduced-you can lend an ear, share your knowledge and passions to other CHicks and who knows? The information you provide can brighten a cloudy day, genuinely help others and maybe even change a life for the better, forever. That's the power of "CHicks Helping Other CHicks."

Throughout the years I have met so many women, each who offer different talents. I have learned from their generosity. I am motivated by them to continue to reach higher to further my education bases and share my experiences, both beauty and business. We can each learn from the other giving away our multitudes of experiences. Hence, my Blog. It is all about you. Well, and thousands of other women who are eager to help each other. There is no power quite like women banding together for a common goal. I believe aligning ourselves with others can manifest into great, great things.

So, if you're ready to get started, then send your ideas, questions, answers, tricks, and thoughts my way because I will be interviewing women throughout the U.S. be they captains of industry, busy moms, teens, celebrities, beauty editors, physicians, and professional in all fields. Men are welcome to join in this exchange! Adding the male dynamic helps us create a balanced perspective in so many areas of our lives. Nothing is too weird, too crazy, too simple, or too complex to ask. We will find real, useful, effective answers together...answers that make sense. I am much more about making sense than cents! My peeps know that my passion has always been immediate, straight-forward results. I care to share so join me! I welcome you and your voice to "CHicks Helping Other CHicks."