March Detox Contest

March Detox Contest

March Detox Contest

The winds are blowing. We just rolled our clocks forward. Spring is virtually here! And spring is one of the best times to cleanse your body.

If you look at Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is the best time to detoxify the body—specifically the liver. The primary biological reason is that nature supports cleansing the body during the spring season. As spring approaches, most people notice changes in their sleep and eating habits, along with their energy levels, mood, and even their senses. As these changes take place, the organs of the body are ready for cleanse, so any efforts to detox the liver and other organs are enhanced. Historically, people would eat lighter and would include wild foods such as nettles, dandelion and sorrel in the spring, which cleanse the liver and other organs of elimination.

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Parasites, Belly Fat, and Poor Digestion – OH MY!

Parasites, Belly Fat, and Poor Digestion – OH MY!

Parasites, Belly Fat, and Poor Digestion

Parasites can cause belly fat, weight gain, inflammation, and blood sugar imbalances.

Roundworms can cause ridges on your nails. Digestive problems are the number one complaint associated with parasites. They can also cause you to crave sugar and fried foods—even potato chips— and other unhealthy foods.

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Flatten Your Belly with a Colon Cleanse

Flatten Your Belly with a Colon Cleanse

Flatten Your Belly with a Colon Cleanse

I started the week with a muffin top and ended the week with a table top.

It is estimated that between 5 and 20 pounds of waste can be trapped in the average person’s intestinal tract. Talk about contributing to a protruding belly! Have you tried to flatten your stomach through dieting and didn’t get your desired results for your stomach? Nothing will flatten your belly faster than a colon cleanse. It’s surprising how much old waste the colon can store up.  When your body gets rid of stored waste, you feel so much lighter, freer. And the great part is that the stomach goes flat.  One person said, “When I started the week, I had a slight little muffin top and ended the week with a table top.”

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Detox Winter Blues Away!

Detox Winter Blues Away!

Detox With Change of Seasons

It’s highly beneficial to detox with the change of each season. Since we’re just a few weeks into the winter season, this is a great time to clean out the holiday excesses, lose a few pounds and get rid of the winter blahs.

Detoxing has a big effect on your mood!  Often people get more clarity, feel more energetic, are less stressed and revitalized after cleansing. This can give you a more positive outlook on life and the inspiration to live a healthier lifestyle. While detoxing helps you clean out excess waste from your body, it also helps you release emotions and thoughts that you might have been storing as well. Detoxing is a great way to let go of things that have been bothering you and keeping you stuck emotionally.

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Cancer Cleanse Juices

Cancer Cleanse Juices

Cancer Cleanse Juices

Carrot juice

One of the ways that cancer develops is through a protein known as BCRP/ABCG2. You can block that protein, which is important in both preventing cancer and treating existing cancer. A phytonutrient known as falcarinol, which is found in carrots, inhibits that protein from being taken up by the body and thus stops the spreading of cancerous cells in the body. The key is to drink a quart of carrot juice a day. Ann Cameron cured her lung and colon cancer in 6 months with a quart of carrot juice a day.

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Is It Time to Cleanse Your Colon?

Is It Time to Cleanse Your Colon?

Is It Time to Cleanse Your Colon?

If you had too many holiday treats, fatty foods, and cheeseballs, fear not!  It’s a New Year. You can hit the reset button from the inside out.

One study showed that people gain weight between October and December and another one to three pounds between Christmas and New Year. About half the weight was lost quickly, but the other half hung around for a while. Another study showed that though the weight gain was smaller for those in that study, people never lost the holiday weight they gained. You need a plan so that doesn’t happen to you.

But it isn’t just weight gain that is of concern. Sugar, fat, and alcohol damage the body in more ways that one. Studies show that alcohol and sugar contribute to fatty liver disease. Other studies show that sugar is as addictive as cocaine. No wonder we find it hard to stop eating sweets once we start. And according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, eating too much animal fat may damage your hypothalamus, the area of your brain that regulates energy balance.

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FALL DETOX CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

FALL DETOX CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Fall Detox Can Change Your Life!

This fall do something that will change your whole life. Take the 30-Day Detox Challenge. Address all your pathways of elimination—liver/gallbladder, kidneys/bladder, intestinal tract, lymphatic system, lungs, skin, and blood. Kick in a parasite cleanse and you’ll have a whole house cleaning system.

Want to avoid fall sniffles? Some health practitioners say that if you cleanse with the seasons, you won’t get sick. This is your opportunity to clean out the toxins before the holidays season is upon us. Cleansing your body not only helps you flush away the toxins, you can flush away fat too.

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Blood Cleansing

Blood Cleansing

Why Cleanse the Blood and Skin?

The last time I did a Skin and Blood Cleanse, I noticed an odd sensation in the upper left corner of my back. It felt like some things were wiggling around.  I felt it for most of the week. What was that, I kept wondering? An acquaintance who had done missions work in Ethiopia said she had had those kind of sensations many times because she had gotten parasites numerous times while there. It became apparent to me that the skin and blood detox tincture I was taking was killing a group of parasites.

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LIVER/GALLBLADDER FLUSH

LIVER/GALLBLADDER FLUSH

Do you Need A Liver/Gallbladder Flush?

Even thought the 30-day detox program starts Monday, I couldn’t wait to start my liver cleanse, which is week two of the detox program. I’ll be a little more than week ahead of everyone on the program. I’m on day 2 of my liver cleanse as I write my newsletter.  My life has changed already.  I didn’t need as much sleep last night and woke up refreshed.  My energy has kicked up a notch.  My sinuses have cleared. I’m filled with more joy! I have better focus and a confidence that I can get all the things done that I need to do.  (That was missing last week.) I’m so encouraged.

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3 SIGNS TO DETOX!

3 SIGNS TO DETOX!

3 Reasons You Need to Detox Now!

You Don’t Feel Your Best. You’ve lost that feeling of vitality, zest for life, joy in living, and energy to get things done. You have symptoms of being toxic such as digestive problems, headaches, foggy brain, aches and pains, allergies, poor sleep, or skin problems. (Your skin is your largest organ of elimination.) With a cleanse program, you can start feeling better within a few days.

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Do You Need A Heavy Metals Detox?

Do You Need A Heavy Metals Detox?

Do You Need A Heavy Metals Detox?

We’re bombarded by chemicals from hundreds of sources that are very destructive to the body.  Many of them are neurotoxins, which are exogenous chemicals that are destructive to nerve tissue, and include heavy metals such as lead and aluminum, fungi, viruses, and other pathogens, pesticides, drugs, and food additives…These toxic bad guys get absorbed by nerve endings and make their way to the nerve cells.

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Spring Juice Cleanse

Spring Juice Cleanse

Spring Juice Cleanse

Are you ready to shape up for spring and skip into summer with a new glow, abounding energy, and your waistline redefined?  Juice cleansing is your key.

We just finished our spring Juice & Raw Foods Retreat.  Everyone was rejuvenated.  Several people lost 9 or 10 pounds.  Everyone was glowing by the last day.  If you missed the retreat, still have an opportunity to cleanse with my 30-Day Detox that starts in a week.

Here’s why juice fasting so powerful in changing how you feel and look:

  • Juice is rich in antioxidants that bind up toxins that would otherwise damage your cells. Without all those bad guys roaming around in your system, you’ll have less damage.  That means fewer wrinkles.  It also means more repair from the inside out.  You’ll start looking younger. You’ll improve the health of your stomach.  Are you hooked on ant-acids?  Trouble with digestion?  Juice fasting can give your stomach a break.  It won’t have to work so hard to extract nutrients.  Actually, the work is done by the juicer.  If you have low stomach acid, which can cause acid reflux by the way, you’ll get a break.  You won’t need as much strong acid to break down the juice.  And after the juice cleanse, you could try adding two teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar to six ounces of water and drink 15 minutes before you eat.  That may solve your problem.
  • Repairs your gut. That’s right!  Gut repair is the name of this game. The Standard American Diet is a gut buster for sure.  Here’s how the gut gets damaged.   The American diet is replete with damaged fats, sugar and other refined carbs, flour products that turn to glue-like substances in the gut, foods saturated in additives and pesticides, and gooey cheese.  Dump on all that some anti-acids and other over the counter drugs.  And twist it all up with a heaping dose of stress, and you’ve got more than enough to give you constant indigestion and to damage your tiny little microvilli that are responsible for nutrient absorption.  This can lead to leaky gut syndrome, which allows particles to float into your system that shouldn’t be there.
  • Rejuvenates your liver. Your liver is the king of your detoxification organs. It’s the hardest working organ you have.  Everything has to pass through your liver.  It’s the prep plant for the rest of the body.  Problems arise when there are too many toxins for the liver to deal with.  It can get congested and even develop stones just like the gallbladder.  This is your time to cleanse this key organ.  It’s key to your health, youthfulness, and efficient weight loss.
  • Facilitates weight loss. You can lose 5 to 10 pounds in a week when you juice fast.  I say this because I can back it up with stories from all the people who have attended our juice fast retreats through the years.  You will lose some water weight, but what’s wrong with that?  You will also lose some fat.  The 3-day juice cleanse is a fantastic way to jumpstart your detox.  It helps control your cravings.  I call it the ultimate palate cleanse.  Because your juice fast days are lower in calories (usually around 1,000 or less when you don’t use a lot of fruit) you will lose weight.  But you aren’t starving your body because you’ll have plenty of healing, energizing nutrients.
  • Flat belly. Watch your stomach shrink.  You’ll get rid of belly bloat.  That muffin top of fat will melt away day by day.
  • Kicks up your energy. The first day or two you may not have more energy; you may be more tired as toxins are released.  But just wait!  Energy is on it’s way. And the energy is better than anything provided by caffeine or sugar.  This is true sustaining energy.
  • Mental clarity. Juice cleansing is the ultimate foggy brain buster. You might feel a little spacey as you are juice fasting, but then the fog will clear, and those 100 billion plus little neurons in your brain will spark up. One reason for better clarity is that you are restricting calories. A study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging found “There is significant evidence linking caloric restriction in adult mice with the growth of new brain cells. Specifically it is linked to increased production of [Brain-derived neurotrophic factor] BDNF. Basically restricting your calories and not overeating produces somewhat of a stress response in the body. Following this stress response is the production of new neurons.” (http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2013/03/05/11-ways-to-grow-new-brain-cells-and-stimulate-neurogenesis/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15123339; accessed 4/16/16)
  • Heals at the cellular level. When you flood your system with raw juices, you provide an abundance of biophotons, which are light rays of energy that plants absorb from the sun. They help your cells communicate better.  And when you start cleansing the interstitial fluids that bathe the cells, the little cells start taking in nutrients and expelling waste more efficiently.  The biophotons also feed your mitochondria, the energy units of your cells. All this spells… you guessed it… cellular healing.
  • Provides maximum detox. As you drink your nutrient-charged fresh raw juices, you are consuming a cornucopia of nutrients—antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, and biophotons. Your body uses all these nutrients for detoxification.  Now your body can support all the phases of detoxification far more efficiently.  Plus you won’t be pouring in more toxins.  On a normal day, many people pour in congestive or toxic substances all day long.  The body can barely keep up with what’s coming down your pipes, let alone clear out any stored up toxic material.  It’s kind of like a heavy snowstorm.  You may shovel all day long just to keep your deck from collapsing. Finally, you’re worn out and quit. During your juice fast days, your body can focus on removing the cumulative toxins stored in organs, cells, and tissue spaces. And for most of us, there’s a lot of unwanted material stored up. “In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in collaboration with Commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. The umbilical cord blood of these 10 children, collected by Red Cross after the cord was cut, harbored pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.” (http://www.ewg.org/research/body-burden-pollution-newborns; accessed 4/16/16)
  • Purges mucous. Do you have mucous hanging out in your inner parts?  The juice fast,  like no other form of fasting, helps your body get rid of excess mucous that can build up over time. Various mucous membranes line body cavities and canals  such as the respiratory, digestive, and urogenital tracts. They are found in the mouth, nose, trachea, eyelids, lungs, stomach, intestines, and bladder. Mucous provides protection and lubrication and it offers a barrier from outside invaders. When we’re in a state of good health, this mucous has a thin consistency. But over time, with a build up of toxins, chronic conditions can arise. We may experience a buildup of thicker mucous, which can clog our system and harbor chemicals, pathogens, and dead cells that would otherwise be removed. When we juice fast, we eliminate refined flour products, fried food, sugar, dairy, sodas, caffeine, alcohol, and junk food— typical mucous forming foods and substances.  As we ditch the irritating foods and substances, the body stops producing excess mucus, and it can work on sweeping out mucous, dead cells, pathogens, and other foreign material.
  • Alkalizes. This is another juicy bonus. Fresh juices are very alkaline. This is helpful in balancing pH in your body. You must maintain a delicate, precise pH balance in the blood, which is slightly alkaline. A healthy pH balance in the blood should be between 7.35 and 7.45. To maintain this balance, the body will draw minerals from bones, teeth, and muscles to use as buffer against the acids if there aren’t enough minerals present in your diet. The acidity or alkalinity of foods can be classified by how we process them. Our bodies transform nearly all foods into acid or alkaline bases. Though we need a balance of different foods for good health, most people eat far more acid-producing foods than alkaline-forming foods. Consuming excess acid-producing substances cause a condition called acidosis.  Adding high-alkaline vegetable juices to your diet brings your pH into balance. You will notice that you gain energy when your body is more alkaline balanced.  Fresh juices are packed with minerals and other nutrients that help you achieve this acid-alkaline balance.

Read more about the 30 Detox Challenge!

 

Today’s Recipe

31499477_lMoroccan Beet Detoxer

  • 1 small bunch of mint
  • 1 dark green lettuce leaf such as romaine or green leaf
  • 1 beet, with leaves
  • 1 cucumber, peeled if not organic
  • 1 lemon, peeled if not organic
  • 1 green apple

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Wrap mint in lettuce leaf. Start by juicing the beet and cucumber, then push the lettuce-mint wrap through slowly, and

follow with lemon. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible. Serves 1.

Adapted from The Juice Lady’s Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies

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