Brunette No Longer an Option

But I’m not ready for the Gray Revolution. My stylist was right. Going back to my normal brunette would make my gray hair even more pronounced. I said I  didn’t care, but it turns out I do. So now what? I absolutely hate going to the salon for hours and the it costing me hundreds of dollars. The only option left is coloring at home. My quest for the least damaging way to color my hair has begun.  Until then, check out the women below who make me seriously think growing out the gray is a great option too.

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Hormone Balancer- Maca Root

Maca root is the newly mainstream natural way to help keep those menopausal symptoms in check.  After many failed attempts at HRT via pills, patches, and shots, I’ve decided to take my health into my own hands. I am not 100% my normal self, but I am feeling improvement.  Currently I am taking Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, and Maca.  Maca root is from Peru and is said to have the health benefits listed below.

1. Vitamins
Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.

2. Sexual function
Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility.

3. Women’s health and mood
Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. If you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking maca.

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Maca powder and root4. Energy
Within days of using maca your energy level may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina. Many athletes take maca for peak performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!5. General health
Maca helps your overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly. When used in conjunction with a good workout regime you will notice an increase in muscle mass.

But be very cautious if you have a cancer related to hormones like testicular and ovarian, among others. If you have liver issues or high blood pressure you should ask your doctor before taking maca.

6. Skin
Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit for your skin is that is decreases sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.

7. Mood balance
If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, maca may help alleviate these symptoms, though of the evidence is anecdotal. Some have reported an increase in mental energy and focus.

From Vegkitchen.com