Summer is here and the first thing many of us associate with this season is "vacation" - a time to slow down, de-stress, rest, and relax. Well, it's also the perfect time to detox our bodies too.
"There are many types of women, but the one that cries out for the healing the loudest is the Wounded Female Warrior. You long to transform yourself into the Goddess, even though you might not use those words to describe your longing."
Just like the lotus is confronted with a lengthy and dark process before it blooms, I have been presented with numerous major challenges in my life.
While reducing or avoiding gluten in our diet may be a healthier choice, especially for those with Celiac disease or "wheat intolerance", replacing it with highly refined gluten-free good products isn't a good idea.
If you thought the FDA does a subpar job in regulating what goes into our food supply, you'll be equally appalled, if not more, on its regulation of cosmetic and personal care products. The same way you look at food labels, you should do the same for your beauty products." ~ Vanessa Cunningham, Nutrition & Wellness Expert
Spring is here and, once again, so is my desire to clear out all of the clutter and clean everything. In addition to cleaning up around our home, this is also the perfect time to do a little cleaning on the inside as well.
"There is no more powerful way to improve your health than through a nutritional cleansing program."
"The good news is - your body cleanses on a daily basis. It is Nature's gift to you that keeps illness away, gives you energy, and allows you to think clearly. But too many people are getting used to feeling "not so well". Too many people live with the painful effects of a toxic system and remain unbalanced in their thinking, emotions, and physical health. You certainly don't have to be one of them."
The natural cleansing process that occurs every spring is essential to the maintenance of our long term health. If we get excess toxicity out of our bodies fully and effectively now, in the spring time, then we are far more likely to remain healthy for the rest of the year.
"Saying you're on a diet gives the impression that you're looking for short term results. A lifestyle change, on the other hand, means you're planning on making this permanent."
Getting enough sleep, and the right kind of sleep, is just as important as food and water for your body. Inadequate or restless sleep can sabotage the success of your detox program.
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." ~ C.S. Lewis
"Coffee convinces me that the minutes of pleasure I get from drinking it are worth more than whatever is coming down the pike as a result of the creamy elixir. It isn't long before that thinking...that behavior...that mentality gets applied to whatever I put into my mouth."
As a society, we have been trained to take care of others before ourselves. If we think of putting ourselves first, we often think we are being selfish. The fact is that we can’t truly take care of others in a healthy sustainable way until we first meet our own needs.
A friend of mine, who had given me MY very first massage and whose uncanny intuition I had grown to trust, said to me, "You're a healer... you should go to massage school".
"Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It's a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and carb cravings - leading to uncontrolled overeating." ~ Dr. Mark Hyman
"For many people, restriction invokes fear and that fear creates resistance."
"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination, and the energy to get started."
When your body and cells are functioning optimally to remove toxins and impurities and utilizing essential nutrient sources, the body naturally tends to drop excess weight and build lean muscle tissue. The end result is your body externally reflecting it's internal cellular healthy as a lean fit version of you." ~ SCOTT THREDE, D.C.
Most of us are pretty good at eating, drinking, and being merry during the holiday season. All these festivities, however, often mean eating a bit too much and indulging in a few too many desserts or drinks. So after the holidays, as we feel the effects of these indulgences, the New Year’s resolution on most people’s minds is to get healthy, get in shape, or shed a few pounds.