The Ancient Art of Natural Weight Loss

Don't you wish you could eat whatever you want -- and still lose weight? Well, actually....you can! Almost. Weight loss is a hot topic in our culture and it seems to be somewhat mysterious...why can some people lose weight quickly, while others follow a strict diet and still can't slim down? Ayurveda has some secrets that support weight loss without starvation diets. Read More

Foods for Insomnia and Anxiety

Insomnia and anxiety are two of the most common conditions that many people never seek support for. Too often, these become "the norm" in our lives, but in reality they have an impact much bigger than we might at first believe. A good night of rest - without any interruptions - is essential to our body's natural detoxification process, as is the ability to have restful times throughout the day. When a constant state of anxiety or feeling nervous, fearful or "on edge" becomes our daily modus operandi, the brain and body are not able to properly produce the necessary hormones for restful sleep. Once sleep, and therefore our ability to detox each day, is compromised, a domino effect occurs, leaving us with less than optimal liver function, leading to poor digestion, leading to IBS, gas and bloating, leading to poor lymph drainage leading.... the list goes on. Read More

How Much Protein Do YOU Need?

High protein diets are all the rage right now. Just as we made fat the enemy in the 80's (only to witness a significant increase in the weight of Americans), now we have made carbs the enemy. Many people ARE losing weight through high protein diets, but Ayurvedic wisdom teaches us that extremes are never the answer. Read More

When to Worry About Blood Sugar

Diabetes has become an epidemic in modern cultures, and especially so in America. According to diabetes.org: - Approximately 9.3% of Americans suffered from diabetes in 2012. - Of this number, over 8.1 million people were undiagnosed. - In 2012, 86 million Americans over age 20 had prediabetes. What's more, this number had risen from 79 million in 2010. Do you need to worry about your blood sugar levels? Read More

3 Healthy & Delicious Treats for Mother's Day

I always love to give the special mothers in my life something delicious but also nutritious for Mother's Day. Here are three of my favorites. Read More

The Mindbody Cleanse Book is Published on Amazon!

After - literally - years of writing and re-writing and editing and re-editing, the book is finally here!!

Complete with over 100 recipes, yoga, meditation and breath work practices for cleansing and detailed cleansing protocol, Ronly Blau and I wrote this book as an easy-to-follow guide you can use at home.

If you are joining one of my guided cleanses this spring, you receive your copy as part of your program. But, if you are unable to join in a guided group this spring but need a re-set, then purchase your copy now!

Spring Detox Foods + Green Apple Cleansing Cocktail Recipe

Spring has truly arrived and it is cleansing season! After the long, cold winter of heavier foods and (likely) more protein and acid-causing foods, our bodies are primed and ready to release toxins that have been building up.

Foods that are available in spring are those that naturally cleanse the body. For a detox boost, try this Green Apple Cleansing Cocktail. Apples help get the lymph moving and detoxify the intestinal wall, while parsley helps remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body.

During this time of year, also try to integrate roots and shoots: roots like burdock and dandelion that are bitter and shoots like the first leafy greens that pop up as the earth warms. All of these bitter foods support a healthy liver and therefore natural detoxification.


9 Signs of Ama (Toxic Build Up)

According to the ancient texts of Ayurveda, there are 9 specific signs of the build-up of toxins in the mindbody. When 2-3 or more of these are present together, this is an indicator that ama (toxic build up) has begun to accumulate in the body. Ama is responsible for creating disease in the body, although more minor imbalances can occur without the presence of ama. How many of these do you experience? Read More

The Ancient Art of Super Health

Ayurveda is a holistic healing system, which means it focuses on health on the physical level, but also considers mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, too. When a person comes to an Ayurvedic counselor with a complaint, we consider what they eat (their nutrition), their exercise type and level, their home and work environments, their stress levels, their daily routines, the current season and how all of this lines up with their unique constitution type. It is a living, breathing system, because the conditions that determine health or disease are constantly changing. Read More

3 Easy Ways to Support Your Body's Natural Detox

It's no wonder "detox" programs are so popular today - our world contains more toxins than ever before in history. As our modern world continues to progress, we are faced with toxins in our water, food, air, cleaning products, body care products, carpets and building materials. Nurturing our body's ability to detox on a daily basis is more important now than ever before in history. The good news is this: your body was created to utilize nutrients from food for energy and develop new, healthy tissues, while filtering out the bad stuff. Our bodies are incredibly intelligent. All of this happens without us ever having to think about it. Read More

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