• Basic Detox Info,  Dog Health

    Doubt Saved my Dog

      This is Charlie Brown. My adorable little shih-tzu mix. I have a great veterinarian, but last year when he was two years old, I was told that Charlie’s right kidney would need to be removed. There was fluid build-up and it could eventually be fatal if the kidney ruptured. I was devastated. When I asked the doctor how the condition occurred, he didn’t know. Then I asked what if after surgery the remaining kidney was similarly affected or had to work twice as hard and became overstressed? Again, he had no answer. I was urged to schedule the surgery within the next two months, but I walked away that…

  • Basic Detox Info,  Green Smoothies,  Love,  Lymphatic System,  Raw Food

    Love is a Natural Detox

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air! And the stores, restaurants, and florists! The marketing pros encourage us to show our loved ones how much we care and appreciate them with our money. And let’s face it – it usually works! But of course we also know that one of the best ways to care for our loved ones is to first take care of ourselves to make sure we are happy, healthy, and available for them. Detoxing is a way to do that. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables, exercising, and meditation can naturally, safely help us detoxify. But even more, loving relationships have a healing effect on the…

  • Basic Detox Info,  Fruit,  Juicing

    Resolution VS. Reinvention

    According to statistics, one third of people who make New Year’s resolutions will break their promises to themselves by Valentine’s Day. What a downer! What is a resolution, really? In my opinion it’s a catch all for recognizing that we want to achieve something. A little more of this or maybe a lot less of that. Perhaps, we want to explore some new interests or actively seek out something or someone. Regardless of these singular goals, the source of it all is a personal commitment to ourselves that we are going to do something different in order to get different results – the desired results. This is much easier said,…

  • Basic Detox Info,  Self Help

    Learning to Stay through the Discomfort

    Hi there! Ever heard the saying “Ignore an itch long enough and it will go away?” I used to only think about it in the literal sense. Like trying not to scratch an insect bite so there wouldn’t be a scar. But now I’m sure the person who came up with the saying had to be some kind of spiritual guru or something because the discipline it takes to not scratch an itch, literally and figuratively, takes practice and discipline. So what’s the itch you need to ignore? Is it the candy bowl at your office? The desire to sleep through the alarm and not get up to exercise? The…

  • Basic Detox Info,  Fasting,  Juicing,  Lymphatic System,  Raw Food

    Mad Modern Medicine

    Yesterday, I read that the Journal of American Medical Association found that medical treatment is the 3rd leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, respectively. That’s very disheartening, to say the least. Here’s another scary fact. Based on a study done in England in 2014, approximately 8.4% of cancer patients died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy treatment. Meaning the “cure” for cancer killed patients faster than the actual cancer. But why? Well, the “why” is simple. The ph of chemotherapy drugs is around a 3. This is the acidity of battery acid. And it goes directly into a major artery during cancer treatment. It’s absolutely crazy when…

  • Basic Detox Info,  Fruit,  Liver,  Lymphatic System

    Back to the Basics of Detoxification

    Often times we get so eager to get on the other side of our health concerns that we are willing to try all the new things that the latest research has to offer or go straight for the most drastic change so that we can get back to our bad habits as fast as possible. We want to get to that advanced point on our path so badly, that we don’t always spend the time preparing and building the foundation to sustain the improvements that can eventually be achieved. Not only do we have to change the way we eat, but the way we think about healing and medicine. We…

  • Basic Detox Info,  Fasting,  Fruit,  Holidays,  Juicing

    3 Ways to Handle Detoxing on the Holiday

    Happy 4thof July! Holidays are those times when all of the things we love come together – good food and family & friends. But when you’ve decided to change your eating to elevate your health, holidays can be a little tricky. I mean, first of all, there’s just so much delicious food involved. Then you may have friends and family that are skeptical or even flat out against your choice to change your diet and detox yourself with “just fruit and veggies”. There will also be those who don’t oppose it, but just won’t understand why you aren’t drinking a beer or eating a hot dog or hamburger at the…