• 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 buttered popcorn at the movies? Or is your itch more emotional in nature? Do you want to stay calm when a coworker pushes your hot button? Want to resist the desire to talk about your issues and instead just listen to your friend? Want to avoid getting defensive when a loved one is unhappy with you? It can take a tremendous amount of focus, self-awareness and honesty to learn how to stay through the discomfort of these everyday, very human and habitual responses to unpleasant situations and temptations. Trust me,…

  • 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 you think about it. How can a healthy body process that? Not to mention a body that is already weakened. It’s like bombing an entire building just to kill rodents, then hoping that maybe a flower and some grass will grow where the building used to be. Not only is it overkill, but the fallout is more toxic than the rats. Well, I sincerly hope that neither you nor anyone you care about ever has to face the choice of undergoing chemotherapy or any other potentially dangerous treatments. But just…

  • 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 can spend money and time on the latest tea, exercise routine, and super food, or prescription, but if we haven’t fully rooted ourselves in the basics of detoxification and health regeneration, we will still not realize our most desired goal of complete healing.   The lesson that keeps presenting itself for me to learn is that – like it or not, and despite what I want to believe, the reality is that I am still working on the foundation of my health. And many of us are. There is no…

  • 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 backyard barbeque. So, do decline and stay at home, bring your own food, or go and eat nothing at all and more than likely have to explain your choices? I think us Detoxers fall into Three General Categories at times like these: The person getting ready to begin their detox, the beginner that’s only a few days into their detox plan, and then the detoxer that has already gotten a week or two at least of detoxing under their belt. How you handle the celebrations depends on which one you…

  • Could a Detox Cure your Migraine?

    When I had my 1stmigraine years ago I thought I was blacking out. There were bright lights flashing inside the corner of my eyes that gradually moved to fill my complete line of site. I was terrified. It wasn’t until afterward that I realized it was a classic migraine. I’ve only had about 2 that I can identify, but I am one of the lucky ones. There are some staggering statistics on people suffering from migraines and severe headaches: According to migraines.com70% of people that suffer from migraines are women; 25% of people that have migraines have more than one per week; and 47% of people with diagnosable migraine symptoms actually thought they had a tension or sinus headache. I know I have definitely complained about a tension headache while detoxing. So what in the world is a migraine really? Well, that’s a great question, because it manifests differently for everyone; but for sure – no one who has ever had one will say it’s a simple headache. They are categorized by severe head pain that is usually accompanied by other symptoms. Sometimes it’s a true stabbing pain, dull throbbing, or fireworks inside your eyes. Some people get dizzy, nauseous…

  • Day 3 of my Juice Fast and I was Blindsided!

    So, after thinking about it, reading up on it, and being consumed with knowing you need to, you’ve finally, FINALLY made the commitment to begin your Detox. You’ve already prepared for the next couple of days or so for the type of detox you’re ready for – whether you’re eating fruit, drinking juice, or eating salads and raw food. You know the first 3-5 days are going to be the toughest – mentally and physically, but you’re ready. Day 1 and Day 2 go as planned. You wanted to cheat but you didn’t. Awesome determination. But then on Day 3 it happens – one of the most stressful days in a long time gets dropped in your lap. What do you do? THAT WAS ME ON DAY 3 OF MY JUICE FAST LAST WEEK! I had to make a difficult decision and neither option felt right. The juice fasting already had me feeling some pressure in my head (loosening the congestion), but the stress of the decision was making it that much worse. So how did I deal with the additional stress when my body was starting the all-important work of detoxification – an already uncomfortable process? Here’s what I…

  • Contest – Win a Breville Juicer!

    Hi Everyone! We are back for our popular Juicer giveaway! Enter to win below! Now you can get even more chances to win when a friend enters the contest and uses your unique link. The more you share, the better your chances! The contest ends at midnight on June 11, 2018. Good luck! ENTER TO WIN NOW!