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Lymph Drainage for Immunity and Cancer Prevention

Maintaining proper lymph flow is essential for good health, strong immunity, detoxification and cancer prevention. However, despite its importance, we know very little about our lymphatic system and how to support it.  I’ll try to keep this as simple as possible. What is Lymph? Let’s start with blood which is ultimately where lymph comes from.  Your blood capillaries reach cells but they don’t directly connect with them.  Instead, the blood capillaries allow blood plasma (which is a clear liquid where…
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Some of my favorite products

It occurred to me over the past few weeks that I should share with you what are some of the products that I frequently recommend to my clients. Over and over, I find myself telling my clients about these product and I figured you might be interested in trying them too.  Today I’m sharing the products of Organic India. I’ve recommended one of their products for use in helping with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), constipation, loose bowels, high cholesterol, and…
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Food for Your Skin

Since I began learning about toxic chemicals in personal care products a few years ago, I have become a little maniacal about reading the labels of every personal care item I buy. This includes: shampoo and conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, all of my makeup (especially lip gloss and lipstick), facial cleansers and obviously lotions and moisturizers. I even got rid of all my fancy designer perfumes and switched to a natural essential oil blend that has become my signature scent for…
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Do you know how to never get the flu?

On Stowe Pinnacle

I never get the flu.  Perhaps I have to thank my mother for that. Since I was a little girl, I heard her say countless times, “Morella never gets sick.” So I don’t. The truth is that I can’t remember the last time I got really sick. You know, being truly out of commission:   run down for days, headache, body aches, fever, runny nose, coughing and congestion, etc.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I was wiped out…
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Tip #4 for managing your cholesterol naturally

Have high cholesterol? Have high inflammation? Today’s video is about supporting one critical organ in your body. This one organ will regenerate itself when you give it support through food and supplements, and in turn will help you heal your body, manage inflammation, manage hormones better and help to detoxify your tissues more effectively. Curious? Watch this four minute video to learn one simple strategy to nourish this organ starting tomorrow morning! If you haven’t checked it out yet, I’m…
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My personal detox story

My awareness of how chemicals affect our health was rudely triggered by a trip to the ER when I was about 8 years old. It was scary. From that day on, my health deteriorated little by little, though it wasn’t really obvious from day to day. Twenty years after that, I had a variety of common health issues and I was feeling stuck in a body that simply would not cooperate. Then, about nine years ago I came across a…
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Why detox?

Many people ask me why they may need to do a detox. Is it a new fad? Why is it something we never heard about when we were growing up? Some people question the need for a detox arguing that, after all, our bodies are made to detoxify naturally. And this is absolutely true! Indeed we are equipped with a liver, colon, kidneys and yards of skin that perspires, all of which help us remove toxic waste from the body….
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Spring Cleaning: Top 5 for Detoxification

It’s April and, therefore, time to talk about detoxification once again. Spring cleaning is a natural concept for many. Doing some intensive house-cleaning feels really great, especially after your house has been closed up all winter. Then how about some intensive body cleaning? Some of you have done my detox program so you know what I’m talking about, and you surely remember some of the benefits you experienced. According to Chinese medicine, spring is the season for cleansing your body,…
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Allergy Overwhelm

If you’ve ever had bad allergies you know the feelings of desperation, despair, frustration and overwhelm that come with bad allergy attacks. Whether it’s wheezing, sneezing or hives, nothing can help you and nothing seems to make it better. You just feel like asking someone to “please be kind and shoot me.” All you can do is wait… I know. I used to have horrendous allergies especially in Venezuela, where I grew up. I was allergic to every single pollen,…
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Detoxification: Cleaning Your Body of Muck

Wouldn’t we love to be as clean as a whistle? However, over the course of the past century and a half we have introduced an increasing amount of chemicals into our environments: our kitchen, living room, bedroom, computer desk, inside our shower, etc. Here’s just a small sample of toxic chemicals that the Environmental Working Group lists as those that are commonly found in human tissue (and that’s the majority of us): Rocket fuel from the water we drink and…
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