Hypothyroid and Weight Loss

Hypothyroid and Weight Loss

Make it Watercress Juice!

An ancient green, watercress is said to have been a staple in the diet of Roman soldiers, which they used for energy and brain power. It is a part of the cruciferous vegetable family along with kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used watercress to treat his patients. It was widely available until the 19th century and watercress sandwiches were a staple of the working class in England.

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The Liver, Fat-Burning & Weight Loss

The Liver, Fat-Burning & Weight Loss

The Liver, Fat-Burning & Weight Loss

Your liver is a major fat-burning organ as well as the organ that generates ketones used for energy. It also synthesizes fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesterol that are incorporated into lipoproteins for distribution throughout your body. Your liver uses cholesterol and phospholipids to make bile that aids in dietary fat digestion and absorption in your small intestine. Vitamins and iron are stored in your liver.

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Brown Fat…Get more!

Brown Fat…Get more!

Brown Fat…how to get more!

Do you have too much white fat and not enough brown fat? Brown fat actually helps you burn calories and sucks white fat out of the rest of the body. Brown fat can increase your metabolic set point.

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3 Diuretic Juices & Sipping Skinny Jumpstart

3 Diuretic Juices & Sipping Skinny Jumpstart

3 Diuretic Juices & Sipping Skinny Jumpstart

My latest book is officially out!! It’s not too late to get a jumpstart on your summer weight loss. Sipping Skinny recipes and plan can help you. Today I want to share with you some of the juices mentioned in Sipping Skinny that can help you lose weight and get rid of extra water weight.

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Best Juices is you have Diabetes

Best Juices is you have Diabetes

Diabetes & Juicing

I continue to hear people say that their doctor told them they could not juice because they have diabetes.  Many people think juice is synonymous with fruit juice.  Fruit juice is not what I recommend people juice, and especially anyone with diabetes or other sugar metabolism problems, with the exception of berries and lemon and lime.  You can add lemon and lime to any vegetable juice combination for flavor.  

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Addressing the Stress & Weight Connection

Addressing the Stress & Weight Connection

Stressing Out Over Your Weight?

Are you doing everything right when it comes to diet and exercise, but you’re still not losing weight especially around the midsection? The issue could be chronic stress. Is stress eating an old friend? How about making poor food choices when you feel anxious, depressed or nervous? Stress is not just some inconvenience to push through. Failing to address the stress in your life has profound ramifications on your weight as well as your health.

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Fall Juice & Raw Food Retreat Almost Sold Out

Fall Juice & Raw Food Retreat Almost Sold Out

Revive Your Mind Body and Spirit – Juice & Raw Foods Retreat 

Don’t miss our Fall Juice & Raw Foods Cleanse Retreat! THERE ARE ONLY 7 ROOMS LEFT!

It starts the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is a perfect time to cleanse away all the stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

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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.

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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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  • 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
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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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