Monday, February 25, 2013


Argan oil is a 100% natural oil extracted from the Argan nuts which grow in the south western parts of Morocco as well as the western regions of Algeria. The Argan tree is naturally grown so is not subjected to any chemicals. Argan trees live for up to 200 years, and may not come in to full production till they are 40 to 60 years old.

The production of Argan oil is very labor intensive and the task is taken on by the Berber women of the region. It takes one and a half days to produce 1 liter of Argan oil.
100kg of Argan nut are required to produce 1-2kg of Argan oil.

Argan oil has twice as much Vitamin E as Olive oil and is very rich in Antioxidants. Argan also contains 8 essential fatty acids including Linoleic which is not produced in the body and must be taken as a supplement. Studies have shown that as little as 0.5% linoleic acid can reduce Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Skin and Stomach Cancer.
Argan oil contains 34-36 % Linoleic Acid.
It is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9. Which target Cell growth, aids Water retention and combats depression and builds stronger immune system.
Deficiency in Omega 9 has certain symptoms and they are the following
Eczema skin eruptions, Cracking finger tips, Dandruff, Hair loss, Behavioral changes, dry skin and Dry eyes, stiff joints, Mail sterility and Miscarriage.

Argan oil comes in cosmetic as well as Culinary version. The difference being that the nut is roasted before pressing to make the Culinary oil.

Cosmetic Argan oil is very easily absorbed on the skin and has vast benefits for the Skin, hair and nails. It is fantastic for skin repair, and eliminating stretch marks as well as improving the elasticity of the skin. Argan oil is a potent anti aging oil. Used as a massage oil it aids with the drainage of the lymphatic nodes as well as moisturize, soften and  heal skin Eczema and Psoriasis.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Argan oil What is it good for? 

Argan can be applied on to the skin or taken mixed in food. You can even cook with it. It is more expensive than Olive oil but has amazing health benefits.

  • Anti-Aging and anti Wrinkle 
  • Softens Psoriasis
  • Heals Eczema
  • Reduces marks from Acne and Other Skin Conditions
  • Heals Sunburns
  • Reduces Stretch Marks
  • Split ends
  • Dry scalp and dandruff
  • Heals dry nails
  • Sore or Stiff Muscles
  • Reduces water retention

Friday, February 1, 2013

HIIT 10minute Exercise

High Intensity Interval Training is the best way to keep healthy and to lose excess weight. 
It has been suggested that this type of exercise is more beneficial than spending hours in the gym. 
Even if you were to spend just 30 seconds a day doing only one exercise movement you will see and feel the benefits. 

I recommend 10 minutes of any combination of the movements I have put together. They mainly target the hips, bums, thighs and abs. These areas being of most concern for most women. 

Here is how I recommend you put together the routine.

Exercise  1 -  30sec
Exercise  2-  30 sec.         X 2 rep
Exercise. 3-  30 sec

30 second break
Continue with any other combination in the same way as above

HIIT works because it demands 90% effort which means that the body starts burning fat cells straigh away. This also raises the metabolic rate of the body so that your body will continue to burn fat after the exercise for up to 24 hrs! 

Start with one move for 30 seconds if you find it difficult and increase the routine to 60 sec with a 
combination of 2 moves. 

I do not recommend more than 10 minutes however if you feel up to the challenge then you can try my "HIIT Suicide" which is 18 minutes and includes all the moves. 

Make sure to hydrate and to warm up for a few minutes before hand and do some stretches after the exercise.

Enjoy getting fit and if you have any questions or if you would like your own costom designed routine you can contact me on