Category Archives: Cleansing

Watermelon – Go for it people!

Watermelon

The name says it all — this fruit is 92 percent water, which can help fill you up and rid your body of excess sodium. Plus, this super-sweet, vitamin-C-rich fruit clocks in at less than 100 calories per cup or large wedge, so it’s a great snack for people trying to lose weight (and will give you glowing summer skin to boot!). At your next barbecue, pass on the heavy, mayonnaise-drenched side dishes and try a watermelon salad: Simply cut the melon into bite-sized cubes and combine with red onion, red-wine vinegar, mint leaves, and a dash of olive oil.

Need a Detox after the Holiday Weekend?

Morning Kickstarter Juice 

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  • Posted on Wednesday June 26, 2013 | 7:32 AM
  • Author: EatSpinRunRepeat
This green juice is one of my favourite ways to start my day. It’s light, refreshing, and full of fresh produce that will help infuse your body with energy and naturally detoxify.

Ingredients

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Instructions

Ingredients (1 serving)
3 big handfuls of spinach
1 tart green apple
1/2 large English cucumber
1/2 grapefruit, peeled
1/4 cup parsley
1″ piece of ginger (optional)
lemon juice (added at end, to taste)

Instructions
Start juicer and add a little of each ingredient (except lemon) until everything is juiced.
Pour into a glass and add a little lemon juice to taste. If you prefer a sweeter juice, add 2-3 drops of stevia.
Drink immediately!

Tips & Bonus Information

If you need to store this recipe, try not to let it sit longer than a couple of hours in the fridge. Keep it in an air-tight mason jar to preserve as many of the nutrients as possible.

Yield: 1 serving
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins

Aileen Finch of FinchFit4Life.com

3 Simple Ways To Remove Toxins From Your Body

You wake up sweating at 2am, get overly emotional around your cycle, and notice that your periods are not as regular as they have been for the past few months. Symptoms like these are especially common for women in their 40s, but no matter your age, they may be a sign that you’re hormonally imbalanced. But you might wonder: is the imbalance because you’re hitting menopause early, or is it caused by stress?

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Of course, you should speak with your health care professional and get tested for imbalances so that you know for sure. Whether you’ve reached “the change” or not, there are certain healthy habits you can adopt to help smooth out your hormonal fluctuations.

Author of Accidently Overweight, Dr. Libby Weaver says that many of the changes women experience as they get older can be regulated or even reversed by looking at the whole picture and changing specific habits.

Which of these 3 habits do you already include in your routine?

Clean out the toxins Your liver is an essential organ for metabolizing nutrients and clearing out toxins, including excess hormones, from your system. When it gets overloaded with toxins from everyday living, it cannot metabolize and excrete excess hormones as efficiently. The result? You may be getting overloaded with excess estrogen that is being recycled through your body.

Keep your body at its peak potential by clearing out any foods that may be suppressing your liver’s functioning. These include: alcohol, caffeine, trans fats, and synthetic substances such as pesticides, medications and skin care made with chemicals.

Choose liver-friendly foods Add liver-supporting foods to your meals – such as dandelion greens, lemon juice, artichokes, and cruciferous veggies (like broccoli and cabbages.) These foods will help your liver detox itself. Create a cleaner beauty routine and greener home cleaning supplies.

You can also add herbs and supplements that support women’s health to your routine – Omega 3 fatty acids can support your cycle; magnesium is essential for calcium absorption and also helps regulate sleep; Fenugreek tea can sometimes help with hot flashes and bloating.

Chill out Balance your adrenals by practicing deep breathing exercises, meditating, or taking yoga or tai chi classes. They will help calm your mind and keep your body from pumping out adrenaline, which can contribute to the hormonal imbalances. Clearing the toxins from your diet as instructed above will also help you relax and renew.