The Essential Ginger Pickle

Ayurveda, known as Yoga’s sister science, offers an array of practices for radiant optimal wellness.

The Ginger Pickle is a highly prized, incredibly effective, and taste bud tingling recipe that increases digestive agni, (agni translates to fire).  Because of this, it is also a fabulous boost to the immune system.

 

It’s a ‘trick’ used by brides to help them fit into their dress on their special day…

but it’s also amazingly beneficial to three of your body’s systems.

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Daily Detox Tip for Fresh Breath

Increase your confidence, reduce your cravings and boost your immune system…

with just a few scrapes of your tongue. [Read more…]

Coconut Water find the best and leave the rest

I have been a huge fan of coconut water of the years.  I clearly remember first time I walked out of a Hot Yoga class, downed my very first coconut water, and felt ahhhh-mazing!

I drank and recommended Zico for about 3 years before other companies jumped on the bottled coconut water band wagon.  These days [Read more…]

Easy Summer Sides – Zucchini Carrot Soup

Add this simple summer soup to your slim down menu!

 

It’s detox friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Zucchini Carrot Soupgotta love Pintrest!

  • 1 large onion- chopped
  • 2 large carrots- sliced
  • 2 large zucchini- sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery- sliced
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 4 cups distilled water or vegetable broth (must be yeast free & organic)

Put all of the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all veggies are cooked thoroughly, about 20 minutes.
Puree with an immersion blender, Vitamix, or blender. (Serves 4)

 

Vitamix Quick Tip

  • Put all ingredients into blender
  • Secure cover.
  • Blend on high for 5-7 minutes.

The Vitamix blends at such a high speed that it will actually do the cooking for you!

 

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Essential Detox Fizzy

You know that urge when you really want the bite of fizz on the back of the tongue but every single fizzy drink on the market is loaded with chemicals, artificial flavors, neurotoxic sweeteners and sugar. 

I used to love the first sip if a freshly opened Coke! I liked the way it bit into the throat and feel of the effervescence in my mouth.  I thought I would be able to stop at just one sip, but no, I wanted more and more until the entire syrupy chemical concoction was gone.

I still love that occasional bite!  Here is my recipe for a delightful detox treat that I can whip up in less than 5 minutes.

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How to set goals you want to achieve

Goal setting is something with which most of us have a lot of experience. BUT realizing our goals, well, that’s another thing altogether. 

There are 3 primary reasons why New Year’s Resolutions and goals tend to bomb. [Read more…]

Essentially Happy Head Elixir

It is estimated that 25 million working days are lost due to headaches, particularly migraine.

I suffered..scratch that, I was actually I was debilitated by them, for over 6 years! 

It was a vicious cycle…

migraine, meds, recover from meds, 1 maybe 2 good days of bright hope, then it started all over again.

It took a lot of work, a thorough detox, and years of living a daily detox lifestyle to enjoy the health I have today.  Seldom do I get a migraine. When I do, most of the time, I can nip it in the bud naturally.

Here is one natural and delicious way of staying in the game without the nasty side effects…by the way, this is also great for those times when you have overindulged…

 

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3 Elegant Holiday Strategies

I love Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years! 

But these celebrations, long nights and short days can make for one really long, stressed out holiday season that can set us up for blues and flu. Bah-humbug and Yuck!

Because I know how brutal stress can be, the havoc it can wreak on your health, your skin, and your relationships so I want to share with you my Holiday Survival Kit.

First, there are 3 elegant strategies… [Read more…]

Bone Broth Made Easy

“Good broth will resurrect the dead”…

In my quest for optimal health and vibrant radiance I learned about traditional healing foods. I kept hearing about ‘bone stock’.

 

Frankly, because it sounded like work I wasn’t truly intrigued until…friends took me to a Neiman Marcus restaurant. [Read more…]

Is your Thyroid 1 in 20,000,000?

I just found out that…

more than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with Thyroid Disease!

That’s an astounding number, isn’t it?

I started looking into because so many of my friends, students and clients ask me about the thyroid.  It seems that everyday, someone either stops me, calls me, or emails me with questions about their thyroid.

Here’s a number even more startling…up to 60 percent of those with a thyroid disorder are UNAWARE anything is wrong.  They are medicating themselves with things like sugar, coffee and energy drinks, over the counter sleep aids, cough drops and laxatives to manage their symptoms.

It’s creating a vicious cycle all because they don’t know what the thyroid does, how to help it function better or if is even important.  Truth is…I didn’t know either!

I started digging. In a nutshell, this is what I found… [Read more…]

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