GREEN Your Way to Weight Loss

GREEN Your Way to Weight Loss

4 Green Juices for Weight Loss

  1. Celery juice. Juice up celery to help your body lose excess water. It contains essential oils limonene and selinene, which give celery diuretic properties. Celery also helps to cleanse the body—get rid of toxins and you lose weight easier. For extra weight loss help, combine celery and lemon, another natural diuretic. As an added bonus, it can help prevent stomach and colon cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to control blood pressure.
  2. Watercress juice. This cruciferous vegetable can help heal the thyroid and prevent weight gain. Consuming foods higher in iodine like kelp and watercress, and ensuring that you get enough B-complex vitamins and minerals like selenium (Brazil nuts are high), copper and zinc are also important. Iodine is the number one healer of under-active thyroids, and getting it from natural sources is important.
  3. Parsley juice. Scientific studies show this nutrient-rich little herb is a natural diuretic. It’s also one of your best sources of vitamin C. Studies show vitamin C helps you lose weight. One lady said, “Parsley is a miracle! On Thursday I was 72 kg, and two days later – five pounds less! [Got rid of] the accumulated liquid [in] my body. I feel great light.”
  4. Wheatgrass juice. Rich in nutrients that support your thyroid, wheatgrass juice helps boost your metabolism. Also, because it is so rich in nutrients, it satisfies the body’s needs for the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients it needs. Then cravings lessen or cease altogether. That makes it much easier to eat less and say no to fattening foods. If you can’t find fresh wheatgrass juice, get the powdered wheatgrass.
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7 Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

7 Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

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  1. Detoxification. Because wheatgrass is so loaded with antioxidants, it can bind up toxins, trap heavy metals and root out cancer-causing chemicals and carry them out of your body safely. It’s rich in chlorophyll and other nutrients that help cell repair and bind to free radicals so they don’t damage cells. Get the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit along with the Wheatgrass Juice Powder for a powerful spring/summer cleanse.
  2. Weight Loss.  Rich in nutrients that support your thyroid, wheatgrass juice helps boost your metabolism. Also, because it is so rich in nutrients, it satisfies the body’s needs for the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it needs. Then cravings lessen or cease all together. That makes it much easier to eat less and say no to fattening foods.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol. High cholesterol in the blood contributes to diminished blood flow and can lead to heart disease. Taking wheatgrass has shown significant reduction in cholesterol along with improvement in the good HDL. Wheatgrass stimulates the production of glutathione in the liver, thus helping to lower LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol is made in the liver. Support and cleanse the liver and cholesterol should lower. If you try a liver cleanse, you should see your cholesterol go down. (See 30-Day Detox.) I don’t recommend cholesterol-lowering drugs. My cousin’s husband took a popular drug for his cholesterol and it ruined his life. He has terrible pain in his legs that seems to travel around his body from time to time. None of the natural therapy doctors have been able to help him. He has talked with numerous people such as the man he met on line who said that drug nearly killed him.
  4. Boosts your immune system. Just 2 ounces (or the equivalent in powder) of wheatgrass juice per day can keep you from getting colds and flu. It can also improve your response to seasonal allergies.
  5. Lowers  blood pressure. Wheatgrass helps to open up blood vessels and increases blood flow.
  6. Sparks up energy. Feeling a bit tired these days? Wheatgrass juice is very energizing. In fact, don’t drink it much after 2 pm or it could keep you awake at night due to its energizing effects. Andy by opening your blood vessels, it can help you get more oxygen to your brain. It’s also a great pre-workout supplement.
  7. Balances hormones.  If you have an imbalance in your hormones, you may experience PMS or menopausal symptoms. Wheatgrass helps regulate thyroid and adrenal function and balances the release of hormones. When your adrenals are working up to speed, you feel more balanced, you have more energy and you sleep better. For further adrenal support, I recommend Vitality Renew. For hormone balancing,  FemComfort.

 

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Sipping Skinny! Get Ready for Summer

Sipping Skinny! Get Ready for Summer

You CAN be Ready for Summer!!!

My new book Sipping Skinny is just about here. (You can place an advanced order on Amazon; officially out June 1.)  And so is summer! Get ready for summer fun— vacations, barbecues, reunions, picnics, weddings and days by the pool or at the beach.  You can sip the pounds away RIGHT NOW so you will be happy in those shorts, swimsuits, and sleeveless shirts.

I want to share some excerpts from Sipping Skinny. You’ll see why this program works and why it’s so popular.

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Hormone Imbalance?

Hormone Imbalance?

Do You Suspect Your Hormones Are Out of Balance? Take the Quiz.

Do you have hormone imbalances in your body?  Conventional treatments of synthetic hormone replacement therapies or birth control pills don’t get to the root of the problem. Instead, they can create other problems that include:

  1. A dependency on the prescription drug to manage symptoms.
  2. Masks symptoms rather than getting to the root of the problem.
  3. Creates a risk for side effects that can be serious such as stroke, cancer, anxiety or osteoporosis.

Take the Quiz

Do you have any of these symptoms of hormone imbalance?

  • Infertility and irregular periods
  • Weight gain or weight loss (that’s unexplained and not due to intentional changes in your diet)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Changes in appetite
  • Digestive issues
  • Hair loss and hair thinning

There are ways to balance your hormones naturally.

  1. Eat only healthy fats—avocado, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, virgin olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil
  2. Vitamin D is important to keep inflammation levels low.
  3. Get plenty of sleep — at least 7 to 8 hours. To get less sleep or to experience sleep disturbances can contribute to hormone imbalances. Sleep helps keep stress hormones in balance, increases energy and assists the body in recovery.
  4. Cleanse your liver.to rebalance your hormones. If your liver is sluggish, Did you know that the liver is responsible for filtering out mutated hormones? A sluggish liver can contribute to hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. You can end up with symptoms such as the ones listed below. If you have any of these, chances are good that you could benefit from the 30-Day Detox and the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit.  Week 2 is liver cleanse preceded by week 1 of colon detox.
  • Sleep and mental disturbance
  • Mental confusion
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to medicines
  • Heavy or clotted menstruation in women
  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids in breast or uterus
  • Hot flashes
  • Cysts on ovaries
  • Mood swings or any menopausal problems

Various herbs that can help:

  • Chaste Tree Berry — This powerful herb has been used for thousands of years to regulate menstrual cycles. It’s been shown to help increase progesterone, dopamine and melatonin levels, which helps reduce PMS and perimenopause symptoms, as well as promote healthy sleep.
  • Cramp Bark — This herb is known for its ability to ease uterine congestion, including bloating, cramping and discomfort. It relaxes the muscles and surrounding tissues of the uterus to alleviate muscle spasms and can also have this beneficial effect on intestinal and airway muscles.
  • Dong Quai Root — Formally named Angelica Sinensis, this herb is a member of the botanical family that also includes parsley, dill, celery, and carrots. It is an invigorating uterine and blood tonic that can help ease menstrual cramps and promote normal menstrual blood flow.
  • Garrya — Also called Silk Tassel Bush, Garrya is an evergreen shrub with leaves used in traditional medicine as a uterine stimulant and smooth muscle relaxer. It is especially effective against uterine cramps but also helps ease airway constriction and gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Licorice Root — This herb has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It contains abundant isoflavones, which are natural estrogens that can promote female hormone balance and help ease symptoms of PMS and menopause, including hot flashes.
  • Nettles Leaf — Also known as stinging nettle, this herb is loaded with vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants and has been used for centuries to help detoxify the body, improve blood circulation and normalize menstruation. It also supports a healthy inflammatory response and promotes healthy skin.
  • Oregon Grape Root — Abundant in Oregon and the North American Rocky Mountains, this evergreen shrub is well known for its ability to combat skin irritations. But it also stimulates liver function, improves bile flow and supports healthy blood cleansing, all which promote proper hormone balance.
  • Red Raspberry Leaf — This nutritious herb is one of the most popular women’s health remedies in traditional Chinese medicine. It contains an alkaloid called fragarine, which has been shown to relax and tone uterine wall muscles for improved function and comfort and is used to encourage easy labor.
  • Wild Yam Root — Traditional herbalists used wild yam, also known as Dioscorea villosa, for a variety of gynecological conditions, including easing cramps and minimizing menopause symptoms. It also has a diuretic effect, which helps reduce water retention associated with PMS.

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Key Benefits

  • Promotes healthy, balanced female hormones through different life stages
  • Reduces muscle spasms and uterine cramps associated with menstruation
  • Alleviates mood swings, water retention, and other troubling PMS symptoms
  • Promotes normal, refreshing sleep and clear, healthy-looking skin
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Think RED!

Think RED!

Red Juices for Lymphatic System, Adrenals, Kidneys and Heart

The color red (and purple) is associated with the adrenal glands, the lymphatic system and the kidneys. Red foods also nourish the heart. When you think of red produce (tomatoes, berries, cherries, pomegranate, beets and cranberries), the nutrient that stands out is lycopene, which is a carotenoid that is a powerful antioxidant associated with reduced cancer risk,  especially prostate cancer. It is also associated with reduced risk of heart attacks. Many red fruits and vegetables are also rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, and flavonoids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation. Cranberries are a good source of tannins, which prevent bacteria from sticking to cells; hence they are important in fighting infections. They are the reason cranberry juice is a standard treatment for bladder infections.

I want to focus in on the lymphatic system in today’s newsletter because it’s a system we don’t think much about. Rarely does anyone in the medical field bring it up unless there’s a problem such as lymphoma. But lymphatic system health is something we should all be aware of and work to maintain.

The lymphatic system is a drainage system with a network of fluid, organs and vessels that removes cellular debris, proteins, foreign bodies, bacteria, viruses, toxins, and excess fluid from tissue spaces. Since it has no pump like the heart, the lymphatic system can become congested, especially with a sedentary lifestyle, because it is exercise that keeps it moving. It can get clogged up and you’ll never know it until something gets your attention with a huge wake-up call. A clogged lymphatic system can weaken your immune system and stress your other pathways of elimination. It can contribute to everything from cellulite to cancer. See my e-book The Cellulite Cure.

Symptoms that You May Have Lymphatic Congestion

  • Rings are tight on your fingers
  • Soreness and/or stiffness in the morning
  • Tired/fatigued
  • Bloating/water retention
  • Skin itches
  • Weight gain, especially around the mid-section
  • Swollen glands
  • Impaired immunity
  • Brain fog
  • Breast swelling or soreness with each cycle
  • Dry skin
  • Mild rash or acne
  • Mild headaches
  • Elevated histamine and irritation due to environmental allergens
  • Occasional constipation, diarrhea and/or mucus in the stool

If you have any of these symptoms, or even if you don’t, I recommend a lymphatic system cleanse. (We don’t usually wait to change the oil in our car until we have symptoms.) In addition to red juices, which are very supportive of the lymphatic system, increase your water intake to a minimum of 8 glasses of purified water a day. Drink at least 3 glasses of veggie juice daily; make some of that red juice. Start your day with warm water and some lemon with a dash of cayenne pepper. Get the Lymph Rejuvenator or get the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit. This has the Lymph Rejuvenator in the kit. I also recommend that you check out the Lymphasizer (Swing Machine). It is very effective at moving the lymph.

 

Today’s Juice Recipe

Red Sunrise

Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4–5 points.

  • 1 green apple
  • 1/2 small beet with leaves
  • 1 cucumber, peeled if not organic

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice ingredients and stir. Serves 1.

From The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting

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Quick Cleanse

Quick Cleanse

1-Day Quick Cleanse

You can give your body a quick reboot and refresh your system with a 1 day quick cleanse. This program is perfect for the weekend or any day you need a reboot. Use the herbs that help flush out toxins from your pathways of elimination. I recommend you do this monthly between the major 30-Day Detox.

These are the herbs that help your system cleanse:

Oregon Grape Root

Oregon grape root will help you stimulate your gallbladder, improves blood flow to your liver, promote healthy bowels and provides detox protection.

Red Clover Blossoms

Red clover blossoms are rich in isoflavones, a phytoestrogen with a long history of use for cleansing the blood and removing toxins.

Dandelion Root Extract

Dandelion has demonstrated top detox powers, which benefit the liver and kidneys. It has also been used for centuries to promote healthy bowels.

Burdock Root

Burdock root helps stimulate the production of bile to help you breakdown dietary fats. It also supports liver and skin detoxification.

Alfalfa Leaf 

Used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as well as Greek and Persian civilizations, this nutritious herb is known for detoxifying the urinary tract, purifying the blood and liver and promoting healthy digestion and bowel regularity.

Red Root

The roots of this hardy plant have significant astringent and expectorant qualities and are known to promote healthy lymphatic function and help the immune system protect against respiratory conditions.

Yerba Mansa Root

Native North Americans used this plant root for its antimicrobial properties to treat wounds and sore throats. Today Yerba Mansa is known for its support of kidney function by reducing uric acid buildup and to promoting gastrointestinal and skin health.

Introducing Refresh

I want to introduce you to Refresh 1-Day Quick Cleanse.  If you’re feeling sluggish, low on energy or just a little bit “off”, then I recommend the Refresh 1-Day Quick Cleanse. It’s a great way to reboot your system. If you had too much to eat or drink the night before, or you stayed up too late working or watching TV, you can rejuvenate your body in a day. Whatever the reason, this 1-day cleanse will give you the quick boost you need.

You only need to mix the bottle of herbal blend with one gallon of water first thing in the morning and drink over the next 3-5 hours. You don’t need to fast or change your lifestyle, however a juice fast during that time will only add to the benefits. Plus, there is no laxative herb in this formula, so you can go about your day with ease. The herbal ingredients go right to work quickly to nurture your cells and gently flush your body’s primary detoxification organs, leaving you feeling refreshed, rebalanced and revitalized the very next day. Refresh 1-Day Quick Cleanse is so gentle that you can safely use it monthly. It gives you a fast and easy cleansing option in between your deeper quarterly detoxes.

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6 Benefits of a Juice Cleanse!

6 Benefits of a Juice Cleanse!

Get Rid of What is Holding You Back!

What is a juice cleanse? Juicing to cleanse your body is a popular method to give your body a rest and cleanse away toxins. Spring is the perfect time to detox, lose weight, and energize your body. It allows you to address your entire system with a good spring cleaning.

1. Colon Detox for Improved Gut Health

As you cleanse your digestive system with juices, you’ll get rid of colon waste that’s been building up maybe for months or even years. You can do just a juice fast or you can incorporate a complete colon cleanse. By cleaning out your digestive track , you’ll get rid of gas, bloating and mucoid plaque. As your digestion improves; you’ll absorb more nutrients from your juicing, supplements and your food because the majority of your nutrients are absorbed in the upper intestinal tract. As you improve the way you process food, you’ll gain more energy, better sleep and a happier mood. Juice detox helps to feed your friendly gut bacteria thus improving your overall digestive health.

2. Optimize Your Liver Health

The liver is our primary detox organ. It must filter everything from our blood. Fast food, junk food, sweets, fried foods, alcohol, coffee, animal fats and pesticide sprayed produce all impact the liver. It’s our hardest working organ. It can get completely overwhelmed with gunk. Overtime, it can develop stones just like the gallbladder along with a lot of congestion. It won’t be able to process hormones or produce enzymes like before. During it’s most active time around 3 am when it works the hardest, it may wake us up. A juice fast provides an excellent rest for the liver along with an abundance of antioxidants that help to bind up the toxins.

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