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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6 Juices for Tiredness & Low Adrenals

6 Juices for Tiredness & Low Adrenals

6 Juices for Tiredness & Low Adrenals

Large numbers of people suffer from fatigue that is not relieved by rest and sleep. This is one indicator that the adrenals are stressed and not functioning well. Stress plays a big part in exhausting the adrenal glands. Stress also affects the liver leading to low orotic acid production. Deficiency of orotic acid causes calcium to be high. This may also interfere with protein synthesis and inhibit replication of cells. This leads to fatigue and low blood sugar. Low adrenal function can contribute to this problem in that the adrenal glands regulate mineral levels. Mineral levels would not be abnormal if the adrenals were functioning properly. (Do not take cod liver oil if your calcium is high.) 

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6 Reasons to Attend our Juice & Raw Foods Retreat

6 Reasons to Attend our Juice & Raw Foods Retreat

6 Reasons to Attend our Juice & Raw Foods Retreat

  1. Detox your body. Cleanse away the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Our retreat starts the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We offer a week of raw foods and veggie juices with 3 days of juice fasting that includes two shots of wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass juice is very cleansing for the body. Vegetable juice fasting is also excellent for detoxing. It gives your digestive system a rest and provides plenty of antioxidants to detoxify the body.
  2. Healing. Our retreat offers an excellent opportunity to heal. Many people have been healed at our retreats. If you have a health condition that you’ve struggled with, I encourage you to come for healing.
  3. Emotional and mental detox. My behavioral medicine specialist husband teaches the classes emotional detox and mental detox. Many people have been enabled to let go of things that have dogged them for years because of these classes.
  4. Resilience training. My husband teaches resilience training to help you learn how to bounce back from stressful situations. He also demonstrates cardio biofeedback and heart rate variability.
  5. Purpose. In the class Who Am I, What Is My Purpose, you’ll see how purpose and health and quite directly related.
  6. De-stress and relax. The whole week is geared to helping you de-stress and take a “deep breath” again.
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Prebiotics, Probiotics & Gut Health

Prebiotics, Probiotics & Gut Health

Prebiotics, Probiotics & Gut Health

Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates (fiber) that induce the growth of beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) in the gut. In the gastrointestinal tract prebiotics can feed probiotics. Prebiotics are typically Inulin fibers that are not digested in your small intestine; therefore, they make it into your colon where they serve as food for the probiotics.

Probiotics benefit your hormones as well as your intestinal tract. Various studies have discovered that prebiotics can aid in weight loss and even help to reduce stress. If you lack prebotic fiber, then probiotics are not as likely to help your digestive system because the prerequisite material is absent. Probiotics help to control the harmful bacteria population of the gut. Research has shown that higher intakes of prebiotic foods can increase numerous probiotic microorganisms, including Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, L. reuteri, bifidobacteria, and certain strains of L. casei or the L. acidophilus-group.

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Health and Weight Loss Breakthrough!

Health and Weight Loss Breakthrough!

Detox: Your Key to Health and Weight Loss

Detoxification means cleansing your blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. But when these systems are compromised or overloaded with toxins and waste, impurities aren’t properly filtered and the body is under duress. 

I recently listened to Joel Osteen on SiriusXM as I was driving. He told the story of a remote village in Africa where the people suddenly started getting very sick, some even died. A team of investigators were sent out from the closest major city to determine what was making the people sick. When they tested the water, they found that it was contaminated. They looked and looked for the source of the contamination but could not find it. Finally, they sent divers up the mountain to the source of the stream to see what they could find. They discovered that a mother pig and her piglets had fallen in and drowned. They were stuck right at the opening where the water flowed out. 

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Turmeric for Healthy Skin 

Turmeric for Healthy Skin 

Turmeric for Healthy Skin 

I’ve written about the amazing benefits of turmeric for your health. Today, I’m excited to share with you the great benefits turmeric for your skin.

This bright yellow spice gets its health benefits from curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric. Turmeric’s various antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components can provide a healthy glow and luster to your skin that comes from the inside. Turmeric is one of those spices that can revive your skin and get rid of a dull winter complexion. And if you add turmeric to your juice and apply as a face mask so you can get your glow back twice as fast.

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Healthy Homemade Meals for Dogs

Healthy Homemade Meals for Dogs

Healthy Homemade Meals for Dogs

My purpose in teaching about  juicing and healthy eating is to help you prevent disease and/or heal your body if you lose your health.  

Being a dog lover, I also long to see the same for our little furry friends. Last week my neighbor gave me a report on healthy eating for dogs and how this helps prevent cancer in dogs. In a 2005 study of Scottish Terriers with bladder cancer called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), those dogs that got veggies three times a week or more had a decreased risk of cancer, and carrots were the most common vegetable given. In this particular study, Scotties that ate more green leafy vegetables and yellow-orange vegetables had a decreased risk of TCC. A staggering 1 in 1.65 dogs and 1 in 3 cats will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

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