• 5 Reasons to Eat Fruit for Breakfast

      We’ve heard most of our lives that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There have been numerous studies that show that regularly eating breakfast helps school children with their memory and ability to focus. As adults we also know that it’s easier to concentrate in the 9:00am meeting when our appetites are satisfied and our stomachs aren’t growling. So, logically this benefit would be even better if the quality of our breakfast was not only keeping the hunger at bay, but also giving us the best nutrition. So why Fruit? The most obvious answer is it’s delicious and from nature and the good mother earth herself created this delicious food group just for us. It’s a bonus that most fruit is also already packaged for on-the-go snacking and thus travels easily, but there are even more reasons to grab an apple (or whatever fruit you like) in the morning instead of that egg and cheese biscuit. 1. Fruit Detoxifies – Of all the foods fruit has the highest concentration of anti-oxidants and astringent/cleaning properties. Most fruits are alkalizing in the body (a ph above 7). This means that the metabolic process of utilizing fruit in the…

  • 3 Good Reasons NOT to Exercise!

    Don’t exercise? WHAT? When everyone else is trying to convince you to get off the couch and get into the gym, I intend to challenge that widely thrown around point of view. I mean do you really, really, really need to? Maybe not. At least not right off the couch. Maybe it shouldn’t be your 1st priority if you want to feel better and look better. So what am I talking about? I’m talking about preparing for an exercise program with a detox beforehand. Being able to do 100 push ups and 100 burpees are fine and good, and there’s time to work up to that. But what I am proposing is to actually work up to even beginning to work out. So first things first – is there a difference between following a detox plan and following a workout plan when it comes to looking and feeling good? The short answer is Yes – there is definitely a difference. And second, when should you do one or the other?   Since the purpose of a detox program is to assist your body in releasing stored toxins so it can function at its best, it just makes sense that detoxing…

  • Detox Basics in less than 5 minutes

    Detoxification means clearing the body of toxic congestion and regenerating cellular weaknesses. Unfortunately, in today’s environment it’s pretty hard to avoid toxins. There are in our air, water, food, homes, offices, cars, lawn, etc. It can be overwhelming to contemplate, but it doesn’t mean you are doomed. It only means that you have to be aware of the sources of toxins and avoid as much as you can. While we can’t control every source of toxicity most of us of are fortunate enough to live in societies where the foods that naturally detoxify our bodies are widely available and accessible to most. Here is a short run down on what you need to know: 1.     Main organs of detoxification: lymph, liver, kidneys, colon, and skin.  When any of these become over burdened or congested you experience a decrease in energy, a diminished immune system, discomfort, and damage to your cells (or disease). An acidic body chemistry over burdens these eliminatory systems. They have to work overtime to deal with acidic chemistry resulting in diminished capacity. You will then experience a decrease in energy, a diminished immune system, discomfort, and damage to your cells (or disease). 2.     Acid vs. Alkaline: A healthy…

  • Water: Easy Way to Detox

    Water is life and death. At 55% (elderly) to 75% (infants) of your body weight, it is the most important nutrient. Again, WATER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NUTRIENT. Water equals hydration and cleansing, which is vital to life. Too little hydration causes stagnation, brittleness, and shrinking. So proper hydration affects everything else in our bodies. And that’s lucky for us too, because most toxins can be “flushed” out of the system by upping our water intake. Here are some things that water can do for you: Help relieve and prevent headaches: A simple headache caused from too much salt, sugar, or msg (monosodium glutamate) can be relieved by drinking water. Boosts your energy: A heavy meal of starches and meats can be less sedating if you are properly hydrated. Decrease the negative affects of sugar: Research has found that 1 teaspoon of sugar inactivates your white blood cells. Pretty crazy right? But water can help dilute these affects. Improve your mood: In a recent study a group of exercising college students were deprived of water and reported feeling not just thirsty, but also tired, angry, confused and depressed. Lubricate the joints: Drinking water helps you move more easily by lubricating…