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The top 12 chemicals you need to avoid

… and they’re in your everyday life! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I frequently talk about detoxification. My Four-Week Detox program is a core of the work that I do because it was a fundamental part of my own healing journey; and being on my 8th year of facilitating detox programs, I see how fundamental it can be for everyone’s healing. A question I often get is this: “is a detox really necessary?…
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Early Spring Juice

As soon as my mindset starts to turn towards spring, I start to think “detoxification.” In both Chinese Medicine and Ayuveda (which are perhaps the most ancient healing systems) Spring is the season for focusing on the liver which means it’s the season for detoxification. On that note, and inspired by a class on super foods that I taught yesterday, I made my first “spring” juice of the year. Why is it a spring juice? I consider it a spring…
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5 Strategies to Beat the Post-Holiday Sluggishness

I just got back from spending Christmas in Florida and am very much feeling the blah-ness of the “food hangover”. I’ve certainly been enjoying the holiday season and in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was overwhelmed with too many things on top of having my mother visiting, that I didn’t have the bandwidth to take care of myself the way I normally do. It’s OK. I gave myself a pass, knowing that I would quickly get back to…
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Detox Tool #3

English Somehow, ancient Chinese Medicine figured out that green is the color of the liver, meaning that eating green foods strengthens liver function. Green foods were also known to be blood builders and blood purifiers, and that this was certainly connected with enhanced liver function. What gives green foods their color is chlorophyll, so we know that chlorophyll is an essential player in health. Through chemistry and biology we now know that the chlorophyll molecule is nearly identical to the blood hemoglobin…
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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 liver-healing smoothie this morning

This was my delicious breakfast this morning:  a liver-healing chocolate and blueberry shake.  You may be asking, “why this for breakfast?” and “why liver healing?” The answers are: because it’s delicious and because supporting your liver will always translate into better health overall. This particular recipe includes several foods that are especially supportive of the liver: Papaya seeds, chlorophyll from kale leaves (and I added extra liquid chlorophyll) and Aloe Vera. Blueberries and cacao powder add powerful antioxidants which help…
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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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