Welcome 2016 with a Cleansed You

Here we are again, zooming into 2016 at full throttle. How does time fly so fast? I thought it would be the perfect time of year to share cleanse tips, as most often this time of year brings renewed commitment to health and fitness. Another word for cleansing is detoxing your body. There isn’t much difference. In essence, we choose a time that makes sense to us (often when the seasons change or at the start of a new year) and begin to look at how we can make improvements to our way of eating. Each person can be at a different stage with this concept, each of us looking for our own balanced way of being healthy. One way is not perfect for everyone, but here are some basics. The Basics: Add in more fruits and vegetables. Ease up or eliminate heavy cooked foods for a few days. Eat more raw foods for their enzymes and vital life-force energy. As best you can, remove unwanted environmental toxins. Drink more filtered water. Get more sleep, or how can the sleep you get be more restful? Reduce inflammation through food choices. Reduce stress: when you give too much of yourself, it’s like only breathing out and never breathing in. You can only thrive when you do both! Coach Deb is offering a FLASH SALE for the remainder of 2015. Book your cleanse opportunity before the end of the year, and you’ll get 1/2 off the regular price! Included are all the written materials you’ll need to be successful, plus a one hour consult with me over phone or Skype. Extremely...

Why exactly should I do a detox?

Detox 101 Our body goes into detox mode each night when we fall asleep. Our body continually strives to detoxify and find balance, in an often-times toxic environment. From the water we drink, the air we breathe, the hidden pesticides in our food supply… its a constant struggle. Sometimes a little help in the right direction will make all the difference in how we feel. Consider doing some type of detox  program in the natural cycle of Spring and Fall. Believe it or not, drinking a good quality water is the first step, roughly half our weight in ounces is recommended. Coffee, tea, soda and alcohol are all very dehydrating. Even without sabotaging ourselves, our body is made up of mostly water, and needs consistent replenishment for clear skin, peak metabolic function, and toxin removal. Salad anyone?  Eating some raw food each day, like a big salad, will act like a broom in your digestive tract, sweeping out toxins and ‘stuck’ particles that need removal. Think of creative ways to take a salad to lunch, or have it ready in the fridge for dinnertime. Eat Real Food ♥ Real food is fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sea vegetables, wild-caught fish, and lean meat. During a detox though, you would limit meat and fish, and certainly avoid most grains. Including good quality fats during this time is very important too. Some examples would be extra virgin olive oil, flax seed oil, coconut butter, coconut oil, avocado’s, nuts and seeds.The bottom line: man made chemicals collect in our cells and cause numerous health issues. Elimination is just as important as eating healthy....

Coach Deb's Juice Cleanse is here

I’m so excited to share with my readers that I’ve put together Coach Deb’s Juice Cleanse, and you can access it right here! I’d love your feedback on how it works for you, and any pitfalls or success stories along the way! You might ask…why would I want to do a cleanse? When we rest our digestive system, by giving it only freshly squeezed juice from raw fruits and vegetables, it’s like a reboot or fresh start for our body. Your body won’t have to work so hard digesting food, and can literally ‘take a rest’. Because its often hard to drink ONLY juice for a few days, I’ve come up with a recipe for adding protein in the evening, when we might otherwise feel most deprived. And I always stress, please listen to your body and only cleanse for as long as its comfortable, 2-3 days, 5 at the most. Is Your Body Toxic? Toxin overload includes fatigue, skin irritation, headaches, poor concentration, depression, muscle and joint pain, poor complexion, a sluggish immune function, and even weight gain! Seasonal cleansing can help bring your body back into a more alkaline state, while fatigue, pain and sluggishness subside. Inflammation is not your friend, and will be reduced anywhere in your body with proper cleansing. Sometimes just the act of omitting inflammatory foods will give your body and digestive system a much needed rest. The most common inflammatory food items are gluten, sugar, dairy, and soy. Depending on what type of food sensitivities you might have, this list can be even longer. I offer food sensitivity testing in my office,...