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.

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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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Is Your Colon Toxic?

Is Your Colon Toxic?

Is Your Colon Toxic

Eating overly cooked food, fried food, junk food, spoiled food,  refined foods, or sweets like cookies, chocolate, and ice cream, drinking coffee and alcohol, or taking drugs (prescription or recreational) can stimulate mucus secretion throughout the entire alimentary canal. This is normal; it’s the body’s natural way of protecting itself against the occasional encounter with spoiled or irritating food. But when we ingest these substances everyday, and for some people almost every meal, mucus and waste build up on the intestinal wall like crud builds up in the bathroom pipes. Pancreatic juices help to digest food and cleanse mucus from the intestines. However, continual poor food choices lead to constant mucus secretion, and the digestive juices cannot breakdown and eliminate all this overload of waste.

Mucous and waste buildup can interfere with nutrient absorption because it forms a hard, rubbery kind of layer in the intestinal tract.  I was skeptical about this until I tried an intestinal cleanse program a number of years ago.  I saw firsthand the truth of what I’d read.

95% of absorption of nutrients occurs in the small intestine.  If it’s coated with this plaque, you’re not going to be absorbing a significant portion of the nutrients you eat. Also, this mucous and waste build up provides a hiding place and breeding ground for Candida albicans, and parasites. I struggled with parasites and candidiasis for years, until I discovered the effectiveness of intestinal detoxification using the Parasite Cleanse Kit  and the Colon Cleanse Kit.

Living FoodsAs intestinal waste builds up, motility becomes less effective and material takes longer to pass through the digestive tract, which is called constipation. The longer the “transit time,” the longer the toxic waste matter sits in our bowel, which allows it to putrefy, ferment forming gases, and possibly be reabsorbed. The longer your body is exposed to putrefying food in your intestines, the greater the risk of developing disease. Even with one bowel movement per day, you will still have at least three meals worth of waste decaying in your colon at all times.

Disease usually begins with a toxic bowel. Those having fewer bowel movements are harboring a potentially fertile breeding ground for serious diseases such as cancer. Infrequent or poor quality bowel movements over an extended period of time may be very destructive to your health. It’s not hard to see why a clean intestinal tract is so important to good health. An intestinal cleanse program will help you reduce waste buildup in the intestinal tract and allow for more efficient absorption of nutrients.

From The Juice Lady’s Living Foods Revolution

SYMPTOMS OF A TOXIC COLON

The following symptoms are often associated with a congested colon and indicate the need to detoxify or cleanse your bowel:

  • Chronic Constipation
  • Gas & bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight gain and inability to lose weight
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Impaired digestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Acid reflux or heartburn (GERD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Swollen or protruding belly
  • Candida albicans ((yeast infection)
  • Parasites
  • Food allergies
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritability, mood swings
  • Foul-smelling stools or gas
  • Frequent colds
  • Chronic headaches
  • Rashes, skin eruptions
  • Colon cancer

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Spring Detox

Spring Detox

Spring Detox

Spring is one of the best time to detox your body.  With the warmer weather it’s easier to drink vegetable juices for most meals or have a green smoothie and juice. My prayer is that you will never be sidelined from your destiny due to poor health.  I hope that you will be inspired to do your part in healing your body.  Detoxing is a big part of achieving renewed health.

colonThere are a number of cleanses you can do to detox your body. You can start right away. Vegetable juice fasting is very helpful as a kick off for the colon cleanse.  You can also do a liver/gallbladder cleanse, kidney-bladder cleanse. lung, lymphatic system, and skin and blood If you want to really be thorough, do a whole body internal cleanse with the Internal Cleanse Kit that comes with a free Colon Cleanse Kit.

 

Be Inspired!

Green Detox“I bought your books through the show It’s SuperNatural’s website. I have been juicing and eating healthy for 60 days. I lost 18 pounds, and my husband went from size 4X to 3X. We started with a 15-day juice fast for a couple of reasons. I had been on prednisone because of a very bad case of poison ivy. After I finished the prednisone, I still had the poison ivy rash, and I felt horrible. My husband, Edgar, has been trying to lose weight… unsuccessfully.  In addition he has high blood pressure and chronic fatigue syndrome. So we decided to fast…just juices and a smoothie at night.

I did not think Edgar would like the juices, because he does not like vegetables. Every time I tried to push a salad in front of him, he would say: I eat cow – cow eats grass – therefore I am eating veggies. However, it was his idea to do the juice fasting.  The colon-cleanser turned out to be his favorite. We have that juice every morning religiously. I slip in a piece of broccoli one day, the next day a couple of asparagus, and so on. At first I did not tell him in fear that he would suddenly taste the additional veggies, and stop the fasting all together. But it actually did not change the taste.

Well, here’s the amazing news! The poison ivy rash dried up in 10 days. Edgar, started losing weight and experiencing more energy.

After the fast was over, we incorporated veggies and tofu, eventually fish and chicken. I try to stay away from meat. I have been surprised to see that when we go to Fuddruckers, Edgar orders a salad! It has chicken in it, but just to see him enjoy  the salad is great accomplishment.

This is our new life style: Juices and a smoothie during the day, then a nice healthful dinner. We are not hungry, and we feel great. I don’t have cravings for sweets like I had before. The juicing has helped Edgar with his chronic fatigue syndrome, and of course the weight loss. Our goal is that he will eventually not need any medication for high blood pressure. So once again . . . Thank you!!!! Great is your reward in heaven!”  Graciela

30_dayDON’T MISS OUR SPRING 30-DAY DETOX.  IT STARTS APRIL 25.

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I highly recommend you get a cleanse kit to go with the 30-Day Detox Program.  Many people say they wish they would have gotten a kit to go with the program.

 

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Colon Cleanse Kit

Parasite Cleanse Kit

Internal Cleanse Kit with a Free Colon Cleanse Kit (also includes parasite cleanse)

Sauna Is Another Healthy Way to Detox

The simple act of sweating is one of the body’s safest and natural ways to heal and remain healthy.  The best way to induce a deep, detoxifying sweat is with a far infrared sauna.  Not to be confused with the hot rock or steam saunas of the past, far infrared saunas provide a gentle heat that is 7x more effective for detoxification.  Just like light from the sun, far infrared rays have the ability to penetrate up to 1-1/2 inches below your skin to detoxify and revitalize your cells. The resulting deep, highly efficient sweat eliminates toxins at the cellular level.

Not all infrared saunas are the same.  There are many low-end “infrared” saunas that don’t emit enough infrared to be effective.  The most credible brand on the market is Sunlighten.  Sunlighten far infrareds saunas have been clinically shown to actually raise core body temperature by 2 to 3 degrees (vs. simply heating the air around the body).  They also offer the only full spectrum infrared sauna which offers a 37 minute detoxification program, along with programs for weight loss, pain relief, and skin health.

This month, Sunlighten is having a Summer Detox Sale and all saunas are on sale.  Since I’m such a fan of Sunlighten, they have agreed to offer my readers a gift with any sauna purchase in June!  Visit www.Sunlighten.com to learn more.

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The Healthy Detoxifying Benefits of Arugula

The Healthy Detoxifying Benefits of Arugula

The Healthy Detoxifying Benefits of Arugula

With its spicy flavor, arugula adds a lot of zip to a salad. But that’s not all it’s up to! It’s known to be cleansing for the blood, skin, and liver.

One of it’s unique cleansing properties is to counteract the destructive effects of heavy metals, particularly in the liver.1 A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, it is rich in detoxifying antioxidants. It also sports an abundance of flavonoids, phytonutrients that are known to help prevent cholesterol from sticking to the arteries, lowering blood pressure, and quelling inflammation. One study found that it could also help in fighting gastrointestinal ulcers.2

St. Patty’s Arugula Spinach Detox Salad

Yield: 2 servings

blueberry-arugula-salad-with-honey-lemon-dressing-4Ingredients

  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves, torn
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thinly sliced red chile or pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • Pinch of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced (optional)

Instructions

Toss together arugula, spinach, blueberries, shallots, and fresh herbs in medium bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, ginger, salt, red pepper, and olive oil. Pour dressing over greens. Sprinkle the cashews, pomegranate seeds, and sesame seeds the over top. Arrange the avocado slices on top, if using.

Notes

1 (Cure Liver Cancer Treatment, http://www.theimmune-system.com/curelivercancer/, July 2012; from http://foodfacts.mercola.com/arugula.html accessed 3/12/16)

2 (http://foodfacts.mercola.com/arugula.html accessed 3/12/16)

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Suzanne Somers’ Weird Trick to Stop Sugar Cravings

Suzanne Somers’ Weird Trick to Stop Sugar Cravings

Suzanne Somers’ Weird Trick to Stop Sugar Cravings

This is an interview Ty Bollinger shared where he interviewed Suzanne Somers.

Suzanne Somers: I have another visualization that I do with the GI tract, because what most people have is an imbalance of the GI microflora. And the bad pathogens have overtaken from the toxins because of a lack of people understanding the necessity for probiotics. Anybody who has ever had antibiotics probably needs to replace probiotics for life. You know, anti takes away, pro puts back. This makes sense to me. It’s all simple.

So, now, how do I control strong desires to have sugar and carbs, because don’t we all like them? They’re good.

I envision the little bad guys in my gut that would like to overtake the good guys and create havoc. I do not have leaky gut right now. I know what it feels like because I have had it. And interestingly, I had it before cancer. So let’s connect those dots.

When I get tempted – because I have this ice cream shop down the corner that I love ice cream and I love cake.

Ty Bollinger: Who doesn’t?

Suzanne Somers: Who doesn’t? I then envision the little bad guys in my GI tract going, “Come on, you can have some. Come on, give me some.” Because all they want is sugar. They need sugar. They thrive on sugar. They have to have sugar.

And I say to them, “No. I am going to starve you to death. My job is to stamp you out so I’m never giving you your happy meal. In fact, I’m going to flood you with fats, which eventually you’ll just have to die and go away.” And that is how I have chosen to get rid of my bacterial overgrowth. And it works.

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5 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

5 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

5 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Do you like your glass of wine before dinner, your dinners to be accompanied by dessert and your occasional doughnut—or cookie from that corner bakery that you love. But, if you sweet tooth is getting the best of you and you health is suffering as a result, or your waistline is expanding, or your skin is rebelling against your sugar intake with small clusters of blemishes, then it might be high time to curb your sugar habit.

Even if you aren’t a “sugar fiend” by definition, it is likely that your diet still consists of foods and beverages that are packed with sugar without your knowledge (think: orange juice, “natural” fruit chews, and countless other packaged foods you eat on the go.) If weight gain, poor health, or skin breakouts aren’t enough to convince you to slow your sugar intake, then maybe these recent finds will: recently, the British Journal of Sports Medicine referenced a study that found that too much sugar may lead to or trigger “brain disease, liver disease and breast cancer.” Nutritionist, Cherie Calbom asserts that, “the toxicity of excessive sugar consumption is well-documented, yet it’s so prevalent in our packaged foods that we may be digesting it without knowing it.” If you’re in need of a sugar detox, here are the top 5 tips for cutting back.

  1. Pick the right day to start. A birthday or celebration dinner is not the best time to commit to a new diet. You’ll eventually develop the willpower to navigate through special events, but it’s not a good idea to start with an unusual challenge.
  2. Go cold turkey. Studies show sugar is as addictive as cocaine and heroin, so it’s not something you can ease into or pursue in half measures. If you eat a little less to gradually eliminate it from your diet, you’ll keep getting triggered into wanting more sweets. You have to completely let it go.
  3. Scrutinize every label. We are naturally inclined to crave sugar, which is why manufacturers try to smuggle it into their products. The only way to root out sugar in all its forms – soups, condiments, breads, etc. – is to read grocery labels carefully. The sooner sugar is mentioned, the more that’s in there.
  4. Make emergency snack packs. Whether shopping, traveling or at work, you don’t want to be caught hungry without a healthy option. Plummeting blood-sugar levels will make it that much harder to resist sugar-laden treats. Nuts and seeds, veggie sticks, turkey jerky and apples are among the healthy options.
  5. Take time to de-stress. Stress causes spikes in cortisol, a hormone that makes you irrationally hungry, leaving you susceptible to sugar-laden snacks. When stressed, take a long, deep breath in for five seconds, hold, and then let it out to a count of five. Deep breathing is said to activate your vagus nerve, which properly regulates metabolism.bunny

Adapted from my article that appeared in Essence magazine this week.

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Angel’s Story

Angel’s Story

Angel’s Story

“I had gotten psoriasis on my hands very badly from so many years of doing hair. When Cherie came to my salon and saw my hands, she gave me the carrot liver cleansing diet. She told me to do it once a month and possibly for 6 months. In one week my psoriasis on my hands was gone. It was amazing! She is awesome. All I can say is that I’m so happy to see all the information that she has given to so many people.”                                         

—Angel

 

 

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Detox = Weight Loss

Detox = Weight Loss

Take Out the Trash – Lose Weight!

Did you know that toxins make you fat? They keep you from losing weight even when you are dieting. If you are struggling to lose weight despite eating well and exercising, toxins may be interfering with your body’s metabolism. There’s a lot you can do when it comes to taking out your body’s trash.

Because of all the environmental pollution in our world and our occasional, or maybe continual, unwise food choices, our normal body processes can get overwhelmed. Toxic substances, mucus, and congestion get trapped in our tissues and tissue spaces. Our body attempts to protect us by enclosing toxins in mucus and fat cells. When toxins enter your body, it does what it’s designed to do—protect you and keep you alive. To do that, the body needs to get the chemicals away from your vital organs and delicate tissues. The safest place to store them is in your —you guessed it!—fat cells. Then it’s going to hang onto those little storage tanks to protect you. It will even make more fat cells to store toxic waste if it needs them. So you get fatter and feel more sluggish and tired as time goes by. The only way that you are going to get rid of the toxin-filled fat cells is to do a cleanse. When you drink the cleansing, detoxifying juices that I recommend, along with the herbal tinctures, your cells can let go of the toxins and your body can let go of the fat.

Voila! You start losing weight without a huge amount of effort. You also start feeling better.

It’s estimated that the average adult has between five and ten pounds of accumulated toxic waste in their cells, tissues, and organs, particularly the colon. (That’s five to ten pounds we could feel really great about dropping!) Toxic substances that accumulate throughout the body can weaken and congest our organs and systems of elimination and lead to diseases such as cancer. They also mess up our weight-loss goals. If we go on a very strict diet that forces the body to let go of fat cells for survival, the weight will come right back on when we stop the program.

Toxins can cause diabetes to boot? Reporting in the Lancet (2008) scientists revealed a disturbing fact: environmental toxins make you fat and cause diabetes(1). As the toxic bad guys roam around though out your body, these chemicals monkey with your ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Over time, the changes can lead to insulin resistance. There are no drugs to treat it. The treatment is to cleanse your body.

Toxins make us sick; it’s now a proven fact. Market Watch Headline News yesterday sums it up: “Lifestyle gets blame for 70% to 90% of all cancers!” (2) A recent study published in Nature (2015) revealed that it is mostly environmental and external factors like smoking, drinking, diet, getting too much sun and exposure to toxic chemicals that cause cancer, rather than intrinsic factors like random cell mutations. Intrinsic factors accounted for just 10% to 30% of people’s lifetime risk of getting cancer, while extrinsic risks accounted for 70% to 90% for most common cancer types, the study showed. “Cancer risk is heavily influenced by extrinsic factors,” the study researchers, who work at Stony Brook University in New York, concluded.(3)

Looking at the information in the box below, you will notice that obesity or weight is listed for many different types of cancer. Why is that? I believe it’s because toxins are stored in fat cells and people who are overweight have a lot of toxicity hanging around to make them sick. This is something we all need to address, however, whether we are overweight or not. Cleansing our body will help us lose weight, but it will also help us prevent serious diseases down the road. Read Angel’s story below about how she cured her psoriasis with my liver detox.

Market Watch Article

Angel’s Story

“I had gotten psoriasis on my hands very badly from so many years of doing hair. When Cherie came to my salon and saw my hands, she gave me the carrot liver cleansing diet. She told me to do it once a month and possibly for 6 months. In one week my psoriasis on my hands was gone. It was amazing! She is awesome. All I can say is that I’m so happy to see all the information that she has given to so many people.”                                          —Angel

Notes

  1. Jones OA, Maguire ML, Griffin JL. Environmental pollution and diabetes: a neglected association. Lancet. 2008 Jan 26;371(9609):287-8.
  2. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-lifestyle-is-to-blame-for-70—90-of-cancers-2015-12-17?dist=countdown
  3. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature16166.html

 

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It’s Not A Weed To Your Body

It’s Not A Weed To Your Body

It’s Not A Weed To Your Body

The lowly little dandelion is something most homeowners detest.  Popping up in our beautiful green lawn, we go after them with a vengeance. Hopefully, no one is spraying them with chemicals.  But maybe we should be doing something more with them than throwing them away.  My grandmother picked them and made tea by boiling them.  I juice them—not for the taste, but for their health benefits.   All parts for the dandelion have a bitter bite. This taste comes from their flavonoids that give them their blood purifying properties. These compounds work in the digestive system to increase the flow of urine. Unlike other diuretics, dandelion contains vast amounts of potassium that restore the mineral balance in the kidneys as toxins are flushed out. Healers also count on dandelion’s highly volatile and bitter constituents in the root to flush toxins from the system.

Dandelion is in most liver tonics due to its oils, the bitter resins that stimulate the digestive system. The fiber in the whole plant is described as viscous because of its astonishing ability to absorb and transport toxins from the bowels out of the body, balance intestinal flora, and soothe the digestive tract in the process.

Conditions Helped By Dandelion

Detoxification is the word most people think of with dandelion. There are few detox formulas on the market that don’t use of this plant. Dandelion can be your best friend when recovering from illnesses. It can revive you after a flu or a cold have taken their toll. People with liver conditions, skin conditions, changes in hormones such as menopause or adolescence and arthritis (including gout) can benefit greatly from dandelion.

Dandelion is also useful for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and unstable blood sugar levels. This plant is full of bitter constituents that are not only excellent for stimulating the digestive system but offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Dandelion is also helpful as a lactation stimulator.

Liver Cleansing Cocktail

1 handful dandelion greens
3-4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1/2 lemon, peeled

Bunch up dandelion greens. Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Tuck the greens in feed tube and push through with the carrot. Juice remaining ingredients, finishing with a carrot. Stir the juice, pour into a glass, and drink as soon as possible.
Serves 1

Note: Dandelion juice is a traditional remedy for cleansing the liver.

From Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life

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12 Benefits of Detoxing Your Body

12 Benefits of Detoxing Your Body

12 Benefits of Detoxing Your Body

  1. Boosts Your Energy
  1. Rids the Body of Any Excess Waste and Toxins
  1. Helps You Lose Weight
  1. Improved Immune System
  1. Healthier Skin
  1. Say Goodbye Bad Breath
  1. Promotes Healthy Lifestyle Changes
  1. Clearer Thinking
  1. Healthier Hair
  1. Lighter Feeling
  1. Anti-Aging Benefits
  1. Improved Sense of Wellbeing

 

Just how toxic are you? Take the Toxicity Quiz.

I’m offering two ways to cleanse your body with me. Join the 30-Day Detox Challenge that Begins August 10.

Come to our Juice and Raw Foods Cleanse Retreat Sept 20-25. We will go through the cleanse together with vegetable juices, wheatgrass juice, and raw foods. Part of the week will be a 3-day juice fast. You will also have a chance to cleanse emotions and toxic thinking. This is a whole person approach to cleansing the body, soul, and spirit. Don’t miss this wonderful experience with my husband and I this fall.

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How Toxins Make Us Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

How Toxins Make Us Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

In 2008 scientists discovered a surprising and disturbing fact: environmental toxins make you fat and cause diabetes(1). Inside your body, chemicals disturb your ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Over time, the disruptions can lead to insulin resistance. Why hasn’t this been headline news? Most probably because there are no drugs to treat it. In fact, the drugs would only add to the toxicity. In our efforts to conquer the two biggest epidemics of our time—diabetes and obesity—we must turn our attention to environmental toxins that we put in and on our bodies.

It is imperative that you optimize your body’s ability to detox. If your body’s detoxification tools aren’t up to speed, waste will build up in your organs and tissues. Overtime, the damage is similar to what happens when trash collectors go on strike. The waste piles high, making the area smell and creating a breeding ground for illness. Do you remember the New York City Christmas Trash Collectors Strike of 1981? Trash mounded up in the streets, which attracted rats in droves and led to disease. Had it not been so cold, they would have had a major health crisis. When the trash was finally hauled away, with nothing left to feed on, the rats left.

We live in an environment steeped in chemicals that our bodies were not designed to process. For a disturbing look at the chemicals that invade our bodies, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals.  In the 2008 report, scientists at the CDC found that nearly every person they tested was packing around a host of nasty chemicals that included flame retardants stored in fatty tissue and Bisphenol A (2), a hormone-like substance found in plastics.  Even babies were contaminated. The average newborn has 287 chemicals in her umbilical cord blood, 217 of which are neurotoxic (poisonous to nerves or nerve cells) (3).(4)

Notes

(1) Jones OA, Maguire ML, Griffin JL. Environmental pollution and diabetes: a neglected association. Lancet. 2008 Jan 26;371(9609):287-8.

(2) Lang IA, et al. Association of urinary bisphenol A concentration with medical disorders and loratory abnormalities in adults. JAMA. 2008 Sep 17;300(11):1303-10.

(3) Environmental Working Group “Study Finds Industrial Pollution Begins in the Womb” (www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/newsrelease.php)

(4) http://drhyman.com/blog/2012/02/20/how-toxins-make-you-fat-4-steps-to-get-rid-of-toxic-weight/

 

Are You Ready to Detox?

If you are ready to get rid of the breeding ground for illness and disease and to dump the toxins that make your cells fat, please join me for my 30-Day Detox & Weight Loss Challenge.  It begins August 10.  I’m going to do this with you.  I’ll be coaching you all the way and giving you updates on what I’m doing.  I’ll have teleconference calls with you as well.  Your course materials will come via email.  You’ll also be invited to our private Facebook page.  You don’t have to purchase a cleanse kit to do this program.  But if you want the added help and support of the herbal products, I’ve made the kits affordable with 25% off until the end of this month. Summer is the perfect time to cleanse.  Sign up by August 1, and you’ll get the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!

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Need a 30-Day Weight Loss – Detox?

30-Day Detox – Weight Loss Challenge

 

The body’s ability to detox toxins is a significant factor in your ability to lose weight and maintain a healthy goal weight. When toxins backup and we experience toxic overload, we experience expanding fat cells that are stuffed with toxins and fat. This equates to an expanding waistline. This is a survival step to get the toxic load out of your bloodstream and away from key organs. However, this causes weight gain and interferes with weight loss because the body does not easily give up toxic fat it has stored.

Our polluted world is a true test of genetic survival of the fittest. The number of toxic chemicals in our world threatens the reproductive ability of the human race and is a large part of the cancer epidemic. Stored chemicals contribute to weight gain in various ways, including disruption of the hormone signaling system that regulates your metabolism and accumulation of toxins in your white adipose tissue.

Toxic lipopolysaccharides (LPS) is the result of bacterial imbalance within the digestive tract. It stimulates the formation of new fat cells and promotes weight gain. LPS causes leptin resistance and thyroid malfunction. It is an example of internally generated toxins along with waste like inflammatory debris and lactic acid. Environmental toxins affect everyone to some degree and can cause metabolic malfunctions of LPS, as well as increase the risk for cancer. Many environmental toxins are fat soluble, which means they readily accumulate in white adipose tissue. To lose weight, It is absolutely vital that you detox your body in a health way to lose weight.

I’ll help you detox and lose weight with my 30-Day Detox Weight Loss Challenge.

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