Fall Juice & Raw Food Retreat Almost Sold Out

Fall Juice & Raw Food Retreat Almost Sold Out

Revive Your Mind Body and Spirit – Juice & Raw Foods Retreat 

Don’t miss our Fall Juice & Raw Foods Cleanse Retreat! THERE ARE ONLY 9 ROOMS LEFT!

It starts the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is a perfect time to cleanse away all the stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

Mark your calendar for Nov 25-Nov 30 in CAREFREE, AZ (just 40 minutes from the Phoenix airport)

Join us for a week at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. This is the nicest retreat center we’ve been to. The views are spectacular, the grounds are lovely and the rooms are hotel quality. Each bedroom has 2 beds and a full bathroom.

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Estrogen Dominance and What to Do About It

Estrogen Dominance and What to Do About It

Detox Toxic Estrogen

Any hinderance of the detoxification process resulting from poor diet, alcohol, drugs or toxins can cause estrogen dominance. The liver has a two-step detoxification process, which filters hormones and toxins in the bloodstream. In phase I, the liver converts substances into toxic free radicals before they are converted into a water-soluble form in phase II. If phase II isn’t operating up to speed, the toxic free radicals build up in your system. Both phases must be in balance in order for proper elimination of waste to occur via sweat, urine, stool or the lungs.

The liver produces bile, which aids in elimination of hormones as it carries estrogen, and other waste via dietary fiber out of the body. If fiber not adequate due to dietary deficiency, the risk of toxic estrogen build up is increased. In addition, if the liver is congested, elimination of toxic estrogen will be impeded. Sometimes it takes several passes through the detoxification process for substances to be metabolized, adding extra stress for the liver. Furthermore, if the liver is overloaded with toxins and can’t fully metabolize the estrogens and toxins, the body may store them in fat. Fat cells also produce estrogen. This is one reason why estrogen levels go down with weight loss.

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GREEN Your Way to Weight Loss

GREEN Your Way to Weight Loss

4 Green Juices for Weight Loss

  1. Celery juice. Juice up celery to help your body lose excess water. It contains essential oils limonene and selinene, which give celery diuretic properties. Celery also helps to cleanse the body—get rid of toxins and you lose weight easier. For extra weight loss help, combine celery and lemon, another natural diuretic. As an added bonus, it can help prevent stomach and colon cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to control blood pressure.
  2. Watercress juice. This cruciferous vegetable can help heal the thyroid and prevent weight gain. Consuming foods higher in iodine like kelp and watercress, and ensuring that you get enough B-complex vitamins and minerals like selenium (Brazil nuts are high), copper and zinc are also important. Iodine is the number one healer of under-active thyroids, and getting it from natural sources is important.
  3. Parsley juice. Scientific studies show this nutrient-rich little herb is a natural diuretic. It’s also one of your best sources of vitamin C. Studies show vitamin C helps you lose weight. One lady said, “Parsley is a miracle! On Thursday I was 72 kg, and two days later – five pounds less! [Got rid of] the accumulated liquid [in] my body. I feel great light.”
  4. Wheatgrass juice. Rich in nutrients that support your thyroid, wheatgrass juice helps boost your metabolism. Also, because it is so rich in nutrients, it satisfies the body’s needs for the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients it needs. Then cravings lessen or cease altogether. That makes it much easier to eat less and say no to fattening foods. If you can’t find fresh wheatgrass juice, get the powdered wheatgrass.
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7 Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

7 Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

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  1. Detoxification. Because wheatgrass is so loaded with antioxidants, it can bind up toxins, trap heavy metals and root out cancer-causing chemicals and carry them out of your body safely. It’s rich in chlorophyll and other nutrients that help cell repair and bind to free radicals so they don’t damage cells. Get the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit along with the Wheatgrass Juice Powder for a powerful spring/summer cleanse.
  2. Weight Loss.  Rich in nutrients that support your thyroid, wheatgrass juice helps boost your metabolism. Also, because it is so rich in nutrients, it satisfies the body’s needs for the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it needs. Then cravings lessen or cease all together. That makes it much easier to eat less and say no to fattening foods.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol. High cholesterol in the blood contributes to diminished blood flow and can lead to heart disease. Taking wheatgrass has shown significant reduction in cholesterol along with improvement in the good HDL. Wheatgrass stimulates the production of glutathione in the liver, thus helping to lower LDL cholesterol. Cholesterol is made in the liver. Support and cleanse the liver and cholesterol should lower. If you try a liver cleanse, you should see your cholesterol go down. (See 30-Day Detox.) I don’t recommend cholesterol-lowering drugs. My cousin’s husband took a popular drug for his cholesterol and it ruined his life. He has terrible pain in his legs that seems to travel around his body from time to time. None of the natural therapy doctors have been able to help him. He has talked with numerous people such as the man he met on line who said that drug nearly killed him.
  4. Boosts your immune system. Just 2 ounces (or the equivalent in powder) of wheatgrass juice per day can keep you from getting colds and flu. It can also improve your response to seasonal allergies.
  5. Lowers  blood pressure. Wheatgrass helps to open up blood vessels and increases blood flow.
  6. Sparks up energy. Feeling a bit tired these days? Wheatgrass juice is very energizing. In fact, don’t drink it much after 2 pm or it could keep you awake at night due to its energizing effects. Andy by opening your blood vessels, it can help you get more oxygen to your brain. It’s also a great pre-workout supplement.
  7. Balances hormones.  If you have an imbalance in your hormones, you may experience PMS or menopausal symptoms. Wheatgrass helps regulate thyroid and adrenal function and balances the release of hormones. When your adrenals are working up to speed, you feel more balanced, you have more energy and you sleep better. For further adrenal support, I recommend Vitality Renew. For hormone balancing,  FemComfort.

 

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Sipping Skinny! Get Ready for Summer

Sipping Skinny! Get Ready for Summer

You CAN be Ready for Summer!!!

My new book Sipping Skinny is just about here. (You can place an advanced order on Amazon; officially out June 1.)  And so is summer! Get ready for summer fun— vacations, barbecues, reunions, picnics, weddings and days by the pool or at the beach.  You can sip the pounds away RIGHT NOW so you will be happy in those shorts, swimsuits, and sleeveless shirts.

I want to share some excerpts from Sipping Skinny. You’ll see why this program works and why it’s so popular.

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Hormone Imbalance?

Hormone Imbalance?

Do You Suspect Your Hormones Are Out of Balance? Take the Quiz.

Do you have hormone imbalances in your body?  Conventional treatments of synthetic hormone replacement therapies or birth control pills don’t get to the root of the problem. Instead, they can create other problems that include:

  1. A dependency on the prescription drug to manage symptoms.
  2. Masks symptoms rather than getting to the root of the problem.
  3. Creates a risk for side effects that can be serious such as stroke, cancer, anxiety or osteoporosis.

Take the Quiz

Do you have any of these symptoms of hormone imbalance?

  • Infertility and irregular periods
  • Weight gain or weight loss (that’s unexplained and not due to intentional changes in your diet)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Changes in appetite
  • Digestive issues
  • Hair loss and hair thinning

There are ways to balance your hormones naturally.

  1. Eat only healthy fats—avocado, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, virgin olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil
  2. Vitamin D is important to keep inflammation levels low.
  3. Get plenty of sleep — at least 7 to 8 hours. To get less sleep or to experience sleep disturbances can contribute to hormone imbalances. Sleep helps keep stress hormones in balance, increases energy and assists the body in recovery.
  4. Cleanse your liver.to rebalance your hormones. If your liver is sluggish, Did you know that the liver is responsible for filtering out mutated hormones? A sluggish liver can contribute to hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. You can end up with symptoms such as the ones listed below. If you have any of these, chances are good that you could benefit from the 30-Day Detox and the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit.  Week 2 is liver cleanse preceded by week 1 of colon detox.
  • Sleep and mental disturbance
  • Mental confusion
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to medicines
  • Heavy or clotted menstruation in women
  • Irregular periods
  • Fibroids in breast or uterus
  • Hot flashes
  • Cysts on ovaries
  • Mood swings or any menopausal problems

Various herbs that can help:

  • Chaste Tree Berry — This powerful herb has been used for thousands of years to regulate menstrual cycles. It’s been shown to help increase progesterone, dopamine and melatonin levels, which helps reduce PMS and perimenopause symptoms, as well as promote healthy sleep.
  • Cramp Bark — This herb is known for its ability to ease uterine congestion, including bloating, cramping and discomfort. It relaxes the muscles and surrounding tissues of the uterus to alleviate muscle spasms and can also have this beneficial effect on intestinal and airway muscles.
  • Dong Quai Root — Formally named Angelica Sinensis, this herb is a member of the botanical family that also includes parsley, dill, celery, and carrots. It is an invigorating uterine and blood tonic that can help ease menstrual cramps and promote normal menstrual blood flow.
  • Garrya — Also called Silk Tassel Bush, Garrya is an evergreen shrub with leaves used in traditional medicine as a uterine stimulant and smooth muscle relaxer. It is especially effective against uterine cramps but also helps ease airway constriction and gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Licorice Root — This herb has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It contains abundant isoflavones, which are natural estrogens that can promote female hormone balance and help ease symptoms of PMS and menopause, including hot flashes.
  • Nettles Leaf — Also known as stinging nettle, this herb is loaded with vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants and has been used for centuries to help detoxify the body, improve blood circulation and normalize menstruation. It also supports a healthy inflammatory response and promotes healthy skin.
  • Oregon Grape Root — Abundant in Oregon and the North American Rocky Mountains, this evergreen shrub is well known for its ability to combat skin irritations. But it also stimulates liver function, improves bile flow and supports healthy blood cleansing, all which promote proper hormone balance.
  • Red Raspberry Leaf — This nutritious herb is one of the most popular women’s health remedies in traditional Chinese medicine. It contains an alkaloid called fragarine, which has been shown to relax and tone uterine wall muscles for improved function and comfort and is used to encourage easy labor.
  • Wild Yam Root — Traditional herbalists used wild yam, also known as Dioscorea villosa, for a variety of gynecological conditions, including easing cramps and minimizing menopause symptoms. It also has a diuretic effect, which helps reduce water retention associated with PMS.

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Key Benefits

  • Promotes healthy, balanced female hormones through different life stages
  • Reduces muscle spasms and uterine cramps associated with menstruation
  • Alleviates mood swings, water retention, and other troubling PMS symptoms
  • Promotes normal, refreshing sleep and clear, healthy-looking skin
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Think RED!

Think RED!

Red Juices for Lymphatic System, Adrenals, Kidneys and Heart

The color red (and purple) is associated with the adrenal glands, the lymphatic system and the kidneys. Red foods also nourish the heart. When you think of red produce (tomatoes, berries, cherries, pomegranate, beets and cranberries), the nutrient that stands out is lycopene, which is a carotenoid that is a powerful antioxidant associated with reduced cancer risk,  especially prostate cancer. It is also associated with reduced risk of heart attacks. Many red fruits and vegetables are also rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, and flavonoids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation. Cranberries are a good source of tannins, which prevent bacteria from sticking to cells; hence they are important in fighting infections. They are the reason cranberry juice is a standard treatment for bladder infections.

I want to focus in on the lymphatic system in today’s newsletter because it’s a system we don’t think much about. Rarely does anyone in the medical field bring it up unless there’s a problem such as lymphoma. But lymphatic system health is something we should all be aware of and work to maintain.

The lymphatic system is a drainage system with a network of fluid, organs and vessels that removes cellular debris, proteins, foreign bodies, bacteria, viruses, toxins, and excess fluid from tissue spaces. Since it has no pump like the heart, the lymphatic system can become congested, especially with a sedentary lifestyle, because it is exercise that keeps it moving. It can get clogged up and you’ll never know it until something gets your attention with a huge wake-up call. A clogged lymphatic system can weaken your immune system and stress your other pathways of elimination. It can contribute to everything from cellulite to cancer. See my e-book The Cellulite Cure.

Symptoms that You May Have Lymphatic Congestion

  • Rings are tight on your fingers
  • Soreness and/or stiffness in the morning
  • Tired/fatigued
  • Bloating/water retention
  • Skin itches
  • Weight gain, especially around the mid-section
  • Swollen glands
  • Impaired immunity
  • Brain fog
  • Breast swelling or soreness with each cycle
  • Dry skin
  • Mild rash or acne
  • Mild headaches
  • Elevated histamine and irritation due to environmental allergens
  • Occasional constipation, diarrhea and/or mucus in the stool

If you have any of these symptoms, or even if you don’t, I recommend a lymphatic system cleanse. (We don’t usually wait to change the oil in our car until we have symptoms.) In addition to red juices, which are very supportive of the lymphatic system, increase your water intake to a minimum of 8 glasses of purified water a day. Drink at least 3 glasses of veggie juice daily; make some of that red juice. Start your day with warm water and some lemon with a dash of cayenne pepper. Get the Lymph Rejuvenator or get the Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit. This has the Lymph Rejuvenator in the kit. I also recommend that you check out the Lymphasizer (Swing Machine). It is very effective at moving the lymph.

 

Today’s Juice Recipe

Red Sunrise

Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4–5 points.

  • 1 green apple
  • 1/2 small beet with leaves
  • 1 cucumber, peeled if not organic

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice ingredients and stir. Serves 1.

From The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting

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