The Powers of Ashwagandha

The Powers of Ashwagandha

7 Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb meaning that it can help your body manage stress. This herb provides a variety of benefits for your brain and body. Following are eight benefits you can enjoy when you include it in your diet:

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15 Wheatgrass Juice Cures

15 Wheatgrass Juice Cures

15 Wheatgrass Juice Cures

I was feeling a bit tired yesterday afternoon. I took 4 wheatgrass juice capsules and perked right up. That reminded me of the healing, rejuvenating power of wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass Juice Works Wonders!

Just go online and google wheatgrass juice cures. Amazing stores of people healed of cancer pop up all over the place. But that’s not all. Take a look at the conditions wheatgrass juice can help. . . and there’s so much more.

  1. Skin Diseases
  2. Lose Weight
  3. Food Cravings
  4. Prevent and Beat Cancer
  5. Cellular Detox
  6. Improved Immune System
  7. Improved Circulation
  8. Improved Digestion
  9. Reduced Fatigue
  10. Cleanse the Liver
  11. Lower Cholesterol
  12. Clear Sinus Congestion
  13. Fight a Cold
  14. Treat a Hangover
  15. Fight Depression

Wheatgrass Juice Can Repair DNA

The amino acids and antioxidants in wheatgrass can help repair damaged DNA and reduce the effect of free radicals, which harm these essential elements of our cells, according to a 2006 study in Phytotherapy Research. Damaged DNA can create havoc in your body, causing sterility, genetic abnormalities, and accelerated aging. Supplementing with wheatgrass juice is a great way to stave off a variety of physical ailments.

Wheatgrass Juice is a Big Part of Our Juice Retreats

We serve a shot of fresh wheatgrass juice mid-morning and mid-afternoon at our retreats.

Check out what Alesia, who attended a retreat, had to say:

“I lost 10 pounds detoxing [at your retreat]. I haven’t stopped juicing since then! I juice daily and drink wheatgrass juice shots! I also eat a raw plant-based diet. When I came to the retreat, I had chronic multiple health problems. You were gracious enough to give me a scholarship so I could attend. Thank you so much for that. You and Father John changed my life immensely. I wanted to let you know I no longer have fibromyalgia. Last year was the first fall and winter that I didn’t suffer from immense pain and chronic fatigue. Also for the first time in years, I lowered my liver enzymes and blood sugar to where I no longer need medication. I have healed my body through nutrition. With my passion for health and healing, I entered the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

I graduated March 14th 2017 and as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.Thank you for all that you do! I will be forever grateful.” ~Alesia

Wheatgrass Juice Powder — if You Don’t Have Time to Make Fresh Wheatgrass Juice

It’s fairly time consuming to make wheatgrass juice and not always easy to find good wheatgrass. We have ours flown in for our retreats. It’s really sweet and fresh. But that’s just not realistic for most people. Therefore, I searched for the best wheatgrass juice powder I could find. Check out SweetWheat. This is the wheatgrass juice powder I take. It works. It comes in powder and capsules.

Wheatgrass Juice Powder Sale 10% OFF Powder and Capsules 

Use code WHEATGRASS10 for discount.

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Get Thicker Hair and Stronger Nails

Get Thicker Hair and Stronger Nails

5 Ways to Get Thicker Hair and Stronger Nails

1. Get enough protein. If you want thick hair and strong nails, it’s all about getting enough protein (and other nutrients) along with digesting that protein efficiently. Your hair needs to produce keratin—a protein that makes hair strong. If you don’t get enough protein or if you don’t digest the protein well, hair will go into a “resting phase,” which causes noticeable hair loss. You can add protein powder to your green smoothies or juice.

2. Digest protein well; get enzymes. Systemic enzymes benefit your entire system. But specifically the enzymes I recommend help your body break down undigested proteins that circulate in the system. More digested protein means more availability for your hair and nails. These enzymes have actually helped me grow hair back. There was a time when my hair really thinned out. When I discovered these enzymes, my hair started growing and the hair I had also got thicker and stronger. I wouldn’t be without Ness #4 and # 16. They are different than other enzymes I’ve taken with meals, which did nothing to help my hair get thicker or my nails stronger. Ness enzymes are taken after a meal and they clean up undigested proteins floating around in your system. But you don’t take them according to directions, which doesn’t really do much. I did an internship with a holistic MD, who used a special protocol. I’ll include it for you when you order the enzymes.

3. Iron. Iron deficiency can cause thin hair and spoon-shaped nails.

4. Magnesium. This mineral is important for hair and nails. It you have vertical ridges in your nails, you may be magnesium deficient. You may want to get Magnesium Citrate.

5 Silicon, which is rich in cucumbers, is vital to increasing circulation to the scalp, and that is good for hair growth.

6. Zinc is involved in making proteins like those in your hair and nails. A zinc deficiency can cause white spots on your nails.

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Reduce Swelling, Pain, Acne, Allergies, and Headache

Reduce Swelling, Pain, Acne, Allergies, and Headache

Reduce Swelling, Pain, Acne, Allergies, and Headache

The lymphatic system is the body’s drainage system which consists of glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland, and tonsils. It has been referred to as the “garbage collection system” of the body. Its job is to cleanse our cells by shuttling away excess waste products such as fluids, fats, and toxins from our tissues where it can eventually be filtered out by the liver and kidneys. The lymphatic system carries disease-fighting white blood cells in a colorless fluid throughout your body, safely scooping up toxins and waste products and depositing them to over 600 lymph nodes and glands for filtering and removal.

The problem is that the lymphatic system has no pump like the heart. It depends on exercise to move keep things moving. Many people live such sedentary lives that their lymphatic systems don’t get the proper movement. Lymph can stagnate and problems can arise. If your pipes get clogged you, you clean out the drains. The same should go for us and our lymphatic system.

Get Your Lymphatic System Ready For Winter

It’s about time to winterize the sprinkler system. How about “winterizing your body?” We all need to get ready for the fall and winter seasons.  When you cut your finger or feel a flu-bug coming on, it’s your hard-working lymphatic system that rushes to the rescue with healthy white blood cells to fight the foreign invaders and neutralize their harmful effects. Knowing this, you can see why giving your lymphatic system a healthy cleansing is so important to your overall health.

Symptoms of Lymphatic System Congestion

  • Rings get tight on your fingers
  • Puffy face; swollen eyes
  • Soreness and/or stiffness in the morning
  • Feeling tired
  •  Bloating
  • Itchy skin
  • Water Retention
  • Breast swelling or soreness with each cycle
  • Dry skin
  • Brain fog
  • Cold hands and feet

Benefits of Cleansing Your Lymph System

When you detox the lymph system, you can experience a reduction in swelling, rejuvenation of tissue, reduction in pain, fibromyalgia healing, improvement of venous conditions, relief of chronic fatigue, improvement in sinusitis, acne and allergies, headaches relief, constipation improves, insomnia relief, improved fertility, correction of cellulite and stress relief.

Here are some things you can do for your lymphatic system: 

Best Foods for Your Lymphatic System

  • Citrus
  • Berries
  • Greens
  • Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Chia, hemp and flax
  • Herbs and spices
  • Seaweed and algae

Detox Your Body

Join my 30-Day Detox. Week 3 of this 4-week program is the Lymphatic Cleanse and the Kidney-Bladder Cleanse. I highly recommend that you order the Lymphatic Rejuvenator tincture and the Kidney-Bladder Rejuvenator to go with that program. You will also get the recipe for the Lymph Node Detox Soup.

Lymphasizer (Healthy Swinger)

The Lymphasizer, also known as the healthy swinger, is an excellent aid to your lymphatic detoxification because it will actively move the lymph and blood through the body when you lie down on it. Dr. Shizuo Inoue developed this machine after observing the rhythmic, side-to-side movement of healthy, well-toned fish. This type of machine creates a wavelike motion up and down the spine as it gently massages the body and oxygenates muscles, tissues, and cells. It moves the lymph through the lymphatic vessels so it can efficiently deliver its load of toxins to the organs of elimination.

It is very beneficial for those with circulation problems in their feet, such as from diabetes or steroid usage. With this machine, you can have a low-impact workout that requires no active movement. You can lie on the floor with your feet in the grooves and get the aerobic benefits of a half-hour of exercise in about 10 minutes.

The Lymphasizer provides a simple exercise without applying any stress on the spine or other body parts. Simply lie down and the machine will rock your body from side-to-side. This simple rocking motion maintains a proper energy balance and oxygen supply to the body. Regular use of this relaxing massage movement stimulates your body and achieves relaxation and stress reduction. A sense of well-being arises from the massaging, swing action that is immediately noticeable.

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Hormones, Inflammation & Thyroid

Hormones, Inflammation & Thyroid

Hormones, Inflammation & Thyroid

It’s interesting to observe how the weather is changing—cooler nights and mornings with sunny days. I love this time of year. But as the weather changes, and different plants and trees bloom, our bodies are a bit more susceptible to getting sick.  Would you like to prevent illness all through the fall and winter, as in no colds or flu? Cleanse your body.

Listen to what Elle said happened for her with her last 30-day cleanse:

“I did the 30 day detox in the spring. Have felt pretty incredible since. I just had a follow up with my Naturopath. She was concerned about my estrogen last time but agreed to check my blood again after doing your detox. I went from 44 to 112…so she was very pleased. She also said in the 13 years she’s worked with me I always had some inflammatory markers. This was the first time I had absolutely no inflammation! Also my Thyroglobin (Hashimoto’s) went from 125.9 to 119.6. I’m going to do another 30 day detox in October. Thanks again!!!”

Here are more benefits from detoxing your body:

  1. Strengthen your immune system; help “your engine” hum along all fall. Tune up your car and it runs better. Cleanse your body, and you have more strength and energy. Seriously, our bodies like our cars function much better when we purge out the toxins and waste. A really effective cleanse goes a step beyond juice fasting with cleansing herbs and products that get the toxins out. This is the stuff the body just can’t get eliminated on its own because the pathways of elimination get overwhelmed. There are too many toxins in our world. Then toxins get stored in tissues, organs like the liver, and fat cells making it hard to lose weight.
  2. Give your digestive system a vacation. When you’re not eating a lot of meat, dairy, junk food, fast food, fried food, and bread, your digestive system has an opportunity to rest.  Fewer digestive enzymes are needed. And your body can work on cleansing, repairing and restoring.
  3. A greater sense of well being.  When your cleanse is completed, you should feel lighter and more mentally alert. Just like Elle said, you should be feeling incredible.
  4. Detoxing could change your life. Often a detox opens the door to healthier living.  When you feel healthier and happier, your life can change dramatically. You start wanting to make better choices and attend more to your fitness.

I recommend Cleanse 365 Daily Detox. Cleanse 365 Daily Detox™ is a gentle, yet highly effective formula that’s designed to protect the body’s primary detoxification organs from the onslaught of toxins it encounters each day. Powerful liver-supporting nutrients and antioxidants work together to neutralize and eliminate contaminants from the body, allowing both your detoxification and immune systems to operate at their best all year round.

Hot Fall Detox Toddy

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Several drops of stevia

Instructions

  1. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a mug.
  2. Add the turmeric and pepper.
  3. Add warm water.
  4. Stir and add stevia.
  5. Stir again as turmeric sinks to the bottom.
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Improve Your Brain Health

Improve Your Brain Health

4 Juices to Help Improve Brain Health

Spinach for Learning

Spinach juice offers antioxidants that quench free radicals which cause neurogenerative effects. The flavonoids in spinach can help reduce plaque buildup that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. One study published in Experimental Neurology showed less brain damage from the restricted blood supply and increased motor function following a stroke. Spinach also expands the brain’s learning capacity.

Kale Lowers Chances of Stroke

The American Academy of Neurology says “leafy greens are one of the best foods for brain health.” Kale’s vitamins A, C and E and selenium are integral for brain wellness. They also lower the chances of stroke. One cup of raw kale, which you can easily juice or blend in smoothies, contains 80.4 milligrams of vitamin C and 10,302 international units of vitamin A, or 134% and 206% of your daily required value, respectively.

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Are They Really Superfoods?

Are They Really Superfoods?

What’s Super About Superfoods? 

Have you ever wondered why certain foods are called “superfoods” and if they really are better than other foods? Research shows that some foods truly are super healthy and stand out above the rest when it comes to health and healing. The Macmillan Dictionary defines “superfood” as “a food that is considered to be very good for your health and that may even help some medical conditions.”

Here are two top contenders:

Watercress

Watercress, like beet juice, has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. It contains similar high levels of the same nutrients found in beets. Beet juice was shown to lower blood pressure in three hours when people drank an 8.5-ounce glass of beet juice. With the watercress study, participants lowered their diastolic blood pressure by an average of 3.7 mm Hg in just three days. In other words, rats who ate watercress had lower blood pressure levels than the rats using medication to treat high blood pressure.

Watercress is also rich in a specific glucosinolate known as gluconasturtiin, which converts to PEITC in the human body. In fact, it contains more PEITC than any other cruciferous veggie. This is significant for fighting cancer. A 2015 study found PEITC has the ability to stop new blood vessels from forming to feed tumors, so tumours can’t access blood supply and multiply.

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