Cleansing is Simple!

cleanse coverA detox can change your life.  I can say from personal experience that each time I complete a detox I feel better than ever.   It may be summer, but embarking on a raw cleanse can awaken the senses and experience your own natural awakening.

Recently I was diagnosed with GERD otherwise known as GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease.   When I heard this from my doctor I felt like my health was in free fall.   Now I feel like I need to take a look at my diet and give my digestion a break.

Learning to change

Since I was diagnosed I have been learning the tools that I need to change my body from the inside out.   My plan is to embark on a detox/cleanse for 3-5 days this summer and continue to eat whole, unprocessed foods in their natural form, which will give my body energy, and possibly solve the GERD.

I want to share a simple cleanse with you so you can also improve your bowel function, support your weight loss efforts, and be provided with an amazing opportunity to uncover hidden food allergy you may have.

Do it today!

Is this you?  You swear it will be tomorrow, or Monday, or your birthday.  The day you will begin to focus on you and your health.  But that day always slips through your fingers.  These “days” keep passing by you.  You have a really busy life and taking care of yourself has not only dropped further down your “to do” list, it fell off of it.

Sound familiar?

Well, I’m tired, I’m tired of feeling a pain in my esophagus, I don’t want to feel unbalanced, I want to have energy and enjoy my life to the fullest.

Check out this FREE Simple Cleanse here.  By signing up for the Healthy Secretary newsletter, not only do you get the cleanse, which includes one day of recipes and self-care tips, but you’ll receive the Healthy Secretary newsletter, which includes recipes, nutritional advise and information on natural health solutions.

In addition to the free cleanse, I also offer an on-line clean eating plan which you can learn more about here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Deconstructing Cravings from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate? Are cravings due to lack of will-power or discipline? I’d like to suggest that cravings are not a problem. They are critical pieces of information that tell you what your body needs.

 
The important thing is to understand why you crave what you crave. Perhaps your diet is too restrictive or devoid of essential nutrients. Perhaps you are living a lifestyle that is too boring or stressful. Your body tries to correct the imbalance by sending you a message: a craving. A craving for something sweet could mean you need more protein, more exercise, more water or more love in your life. The key to stopping the sugar craving is to understand and deliver what your body really needs.
 
No book or theory can tell you what to eat. Only awareness of your body and its needs can tell you. Of all the relationships in our lives, the one with our body is the most essential. It takes communication, love and time to cultivate a relationship with your body. As you learn to decipher and respond to your body’s cravings, you will create a deep and lasting level of health and balance.
 
The next time you have a craving, treat it as a loving message from your body instead of a weakness. Try these tips to respond to your body:
 

  • Have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes.

  • Eat a healthier version of what you crave. For example, if you crave sweets, try eating more fruit and sweet or root vegetables.

  • What is out of balance in your life? Is there something you need to express, or is something being repressed? What happened in your life just before you had this craving?

  • When you eat the food you are craving, enjoy it, taste it, savor it; notice its effect. Then you will become more aware and free to decide if you really want it next time.