Monday, March 17, 2014

The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Detox

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nWant a hormone-balancing, brain fog-clearing, tummy-soothing detox with a side effect of weight loss? Yes, me too! I devised this detox because I see patients for food allergies every day. Although food allergies are still rare (affecting about 5% of the population), food intolerances are quite common. And for many allergic and food intolerance issues, I ask patients to go on a food restriction diet ranging from one week to one month. After following this plan, many of them experience weight loss, fewer menopausal or PMS symptoms, a decrease in acid reflux, better energy, better sleep, a clearer complexion, and more.
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5 Tricks To Visualize (And Get) The Body You Want

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nWhen I was morbidly obese, I spent years trying to lose weight by dieting. But no matter how hard I tried, I just kept gaining weight. Exercising didn’t help much either, and even though I was riding a stationary bike for almost an hour a day, I just couldn’t get my weight to budge. I was over 400 pounds, frustrated with myself, and completely at a loss for a solution. I wondered whether I might find success using visualization — a meditative technique used by athletes, celebrities, and people like you and me to relax, improve performance, and achieve personal and career goals. I'd used visualization to solve other problems in my life, such as relieving headaches and quitting smoking, so I decided to try it for weight loss.
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5 Everyday Moments You Didn't Realize Were Spiritual

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nThere are moments in your life that will take your breath away, ones that will make you weep, and others that will fill you with joy. Although we tend to focus on the good moments, each of these moments are sacred. They have been sent to teach us important life lessons. Being part of the human experience means we all share similar highs and lows, and sometimes these shared experiences are actually spiritual moments in disguise, intended to put us directly in touch with the higher being (spirit). Here are a few spiritual moments we all have shared at some point in our lives:
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How To Turbo-Charge Your Body's Natural Detox System

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nThe liver is one of the most amazing organs we have. Aside from its super healing powers, it’s the body’s main detoxifier and the second largest organ in the body (second only to the skin). Taking care of your liver can provide a multitude of benefits, such as improved immune response and improved digestion. On the flip side, an unhealthy liver can lead to many problems and may result in symptoms such as lack of energy, brain fog, difficulty with weight loss, mood swings, and poor digestion.
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Creamy Carrot, Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nStep aside, French onion soup and au revoir, buttery bisque! This creamy soup with lentil topping is a great meal during this season of transition from colder to warmer weather or, depending on where you are, from warmer to colder weather. The soup is a great way to detox since it’s easy to digest and packed with nutrients, especially beta-carotene, that will have your skin glowing. The lentil-walnut topping lightens the dish and adds protein and fiber to turn it into a hearty meal. Lentils are packed with folic acid and protein and the walnuts add an omega-3 boost, making this a great energy-boosting meal, but also comfort food thanks to the sweet potato and creaminess of the soup. It’s half-salad, half-soup and all delicious. This is an easy make-ahead meal to serve to a crowd or keep leftovers for yourself and enjoy the next day. Bon app├ętit! Creamy Carrot-Sweet Potato Lentil Soup Serves 2 Soup Ingredients
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 sweet potato (around 1 cup, diced)
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 1 red onion
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How To Create A Gratitude Jar

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nSometimes I wake up and my first thought is I didn’t get enough sleep. I get to the fridge to find that I don’t have enough fruit to make my smoothie. And then I look at my to-do list and realize I don’t have enough time to get even half way through it. I get in my car and discover that I don’t have enough gas to get to the yoga studio. Later, I come home to a letter from my bank manager telling me I don’t earn enough for a mortgage. And I spend the rest of the day feeling like I’m just not good enough. The Never Enough Problem Never good enough. Never thin enough. Never clever enough. Never pretty enough. Never rich enough. Never successful enough. We could all fill in the blank of "never __________ enough."
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Why So Many 'Healthy' Women Can't Lose Weight

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1922181_655481741174564_739809224_nWomen who are "healthy" but still carrying those last 5-10 pounds: this post is for you. These are the top areas women neglect, even when they think they're being healthy. In contrast to the gimmicky, quick-fix methods out there, this post examines the root of your problems.
1. You have an estrogen to progesterone imbalance.
Many women — especially those of child-bearing age — have an estrogen dominance problem. If you exercise daily, it's likely that you're using up your progesterone and estrogen is dominating. Other causes of estrogen
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