Detox

Bloom Into Your Best Self

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Detox, Digestion | 0 comments

Bloom Into Your Best Self

Spring flowers are popping bright colors into the landscape everywhere. Reawakened branches are unfurling their tiny buds into intensely green leaves. The long winter is finally over and spring is here! With the warmer temperatures and frequent bursts of sunshine, my body wants to bloom as well!! But there is this underlying feeling of stagnation that I’m experiencing. I think it’s time for a good spring cleaning! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), both the liver and the season of spring are Wood Elements, which symbolize our bodies’ need to be flexible, yet strong, like...

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How To Begin Your Day

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Detox, Digestion, Hydration | 0 comments

How To Begin Your Day

Every morning I squeeze a quarter to one half of an organic lemon in a 16 ounce glass of filtered water (room temperature, warm or hot) and sip it down. While sleeping, our body is on a fast as it repairs and detoxifies. Upon waking, it is in a mild state of dehydration. By drinking lemon water upon rising, you are re-hydrating and re-energizing your body systems allowing you to shift into an enhanced state of health. Read on for the benefits of this morning ritual. The Benefits of Lemon Water Detoxification: Lemon juice is a great cleanser and purifier of the blood, liver and kidneys acting...

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Kale Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Detox, Essential Fats, Salads | 0 comments

Kale Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

Have you noticed how gorgeous the grapefruits in your market are this year? Why not get a few Ruby Reds or Rios on your next visit for a refreshing, tangy pick-me-up full of many micronutrients including vitamin A and C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, folate and many B-vitamins. Some of the health benefits attributed to grapefruit include treating colds, fever and pneumonia, weight loss, boosting the liver, breaking up gallstones, lowering cholesterol, lessening joint pain, and promoting better digestion and immunity. The Health Benefits of Grapefruit If you’re...

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You Can’t Beat Beets!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Detox, Digestion, Mineral Balance, Salads | 0 comments

You Can’t Beat Beets!

I have bad memories of the lunch ladies in grade school “making” us eat our warm, mushy canned beets. But there is so much more to beets! In the last year, I’ve come to appreciate beets in many forms – raw and shredded in a salad, pickled, roasted, as a fermented beverage called kvass, and sauteed beet greens and garlic with my eggs for breakfast. I grew beets in my garden this year – traditional red beets, golden beets, and white Chiogga beets which, when sliced, look like a bulls-eye. Aside from being beautiful, beets are very healthy! These colorful root...

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