Instagram "poop talk"

In person, in a one on one setting im fire, haha. I flow I present information and knowledge to clients im not even sure where it comes from. On social media not so much.  Watching myself on the screen, seeing my true authentic dorkiness haha.  But sometimes I have a who gives a F#$! mentality and I just do it. This was one of those mornings. You all loved it... here it is in its entirety.  

Love you all,

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Vegan Caesar Dressing

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I am not a Vegan but I do know that many vegan recipes will leave out the crap, and by crap I mean dairy.   This recipe is great with traditional romaine lettuce or by doing a kale Caesar salad. 

1 Avocado 

1/4 cup water 

4 cloves of garlic minced/chopped 

1 tablespoon of dijon mustard 

2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast 

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 

1/2 lemon juiced

1/4 tsp sea salt pepper to taste

Throw in vitamix or blender until smooth. You can also add this all to a food processor and get the same results.  

Add to finely chopped romaine for a healthy Caesar Salad

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*photo courtesy of pinterest. 

Holiday Gift Ideas

As we all get older I find it hard to get a gift for my family that have everything. Gift cards can seem in personal even though some are the best route.  Finding a unique gift that they know they will use over and over that also provides value for their health is the road I try to go down. 

If you still need to grab a gift for your family or friends here are some great healthy ideas. 

Salt Lamp

Salt Lamps ionize the air, and also provide a wonderful light source that can create a peaceful space. 

Diffuser with Essential Oils 

This is a great way to add a clean natural aroma to your home, with out burning toxic petroleum candles. Choose a 100% therapeutic grade essential oil to diffuse. Brands like Young Living, DoTerra and Plant Therapy make great oils. 

Whole Foods Gift Card 

My sister is the queen of this. If you have a family memeber with a Whole Foods around them and you don't, you can email them a gift card. Whole Foods can scan it right on the recipents phone! 

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Addictive Wellness Chocolate

Sage and Ana Blanca have this amazing chocolate and elixer blends. It is a wonderful gift for the chocolate lover in your life and will give back to their health 10xs! 

I hope this gives you a good start or to get the ball rolling to you coming up with healthy gift ideas for those on your list.   

Have an amazing holiday season, Love you all! 

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Candida and its symptoms

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Candida, which is yeast, is not just found vaginally. it can live in your mucus membranes of your eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina etc.  

The goal of candida is to not over grow it is to control harmful bacteria.  When it has over grown in an alive body a host of symptoms and issues begin to take over the body.   

I want to begin this series by going over the systems so you can "digest" those.  Unfortunately,  candida isn't recognized by traditional doctors and many ailments arise from candida.  See the long paragraph below and count how many of these issues you have on a daily basis.  

Allergies, sensitivities and intolerances that worsen in damp, muggy or moldy places or weather that is damp, muggy, humid or rainy. • Hay fever and asthma. • Intolerances or allergies to perfumes, odors, fumes, fabric shop odors, grass, cats, dogs or other animals, tobacco smoke, chemicals, smog, molds, dust mites, dust, pollen, and other airborne substances. • Athletes’ foot. • Babies - colic, diaper rash, thrush (coated white tongue), and cradle cap. • Bruising easily. • Cheekbone or forehead tenderness, pain. • Cold hands or feet, low body temperature. • Cold-like symptoms - excessive mucus in the sinuses, nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs. • Cravings or addictions for sugar, bread, pasta and other high carb foods, and also alcohol. • Cysts, abnormal formation of, in different parts of the body, especially around the neck, throat, and ovaries, and in the bladder or scrotum. • Digestive problems - diarrhea, constipation, abdominal distention, bloating or pain, gas, mucus in the stools, hiatal hernia, ulcers, suffering from bacteria, i.e. salmonella, E. coli, h. pylori, etc. • Ears - ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sounds in the ears, ear infections, dryness, itchiness, ear pain, ear aches, ear discharges, fluid in ears, deafness, abnormal wax build-up. • Eyes - erratic vision, spots in front of eyes (eye floaters) and flashing lights; redness, dryness, itching, excessive tearing, inability to tear, etc. • Fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome or Epstein Barr or a feeling of being drained of energy, lethargy, drowsiness. • Flu-like symptoms. Candida/Yeast. • Glands – swollen, too little saliva (dryness in the mouth), blocked salivary glands, swollen lymph nodes. • Hair loss, scum on the scalp, dandruff, itchy scalp, scalp sores and dryness. • Heart palpitations and irregular heart beat. • Headaches, migraines, brain fog, dizziness, etc. • Hemorrhoids, and rectal itching, rash, irritation and redness. • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and diabetes. • Hypothyroidism, Wilson’s Thyroid Syndrome, Hashimoto’s disease, hyperthyroidism, erratic thyroid function, etc. • Irritability, nervousness, jitteriness and panic attacks. • Lesions on the skin, and inside the body, i.e. the brain. • Male associated problems - jock itch, loss of sex drive, impotence, prostitis, penis infections, difficulty urinating, urinary frequency or urgency, painful intercourse, swollen scrotum, etc. • Female health problems - infertility, vaginitis, unusual odors, endometriosis (irregular or painful menstruation), cramps, menstrual irregularities, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), discharge, painful intercourse, loss of sexual drive, redness or swelling of the vulva and surrounding area, vaginal itching or thrush, burning or redness, or persistent infections. • Fungal infections of the skin or nails, i.e. ringworm, saborrheic dermatitis, dark and light patches on the skin (tinea versicolor), etc. • Joint pain, stiffness or swelling (arthritis). • Kidney and bladder - infections, cystitis (inflammation of the bladder with possible infection), urinary frequency or urgency, low urine output, smelly urine, difficulty urinating, burning pain when urinating. • Lack of appetite. • Mind and Mood - anxiety attacks, crying spells, memory loss, feeling spaced out, depression(including suicidal feelings), manic feelings, inability to concentrate, mood swings, irritability, etc. • Mouth sores or blisters, canker sores, dryness, bad breath, a white coating on the tongue (thrush) and blocked salivary glands. • Muscle aches and pain, numbness, burning or tingling, and lack of strength and coordination. • Nasal congestion, postnasal drip, itching, dryness. • Odor of the feet, hair or body not relieved by washing. • Respiratory - cough, bronchitis or pneumonia, pain or tightness in the chest, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma. • Sick all over feeling. • Sinus inflammation, swelling and infections. • Skin – dryness, dry red patches, acne, pimples, hives, rashes, itching skin, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoea, ringworm, contact dermatitis, rosacea, etc. • Stomach – h. pylori bacteria (causes ulcers), heartburn, indigestion, hiatal hernia, acid reflux, belching, vomiting, burning, stomach pains, needle-like pains, food that seems to sit in the stomach like a lump, etc. • Sleep - insomnia, waking up frequently, nightmares, restless sleep, etc. • Sore throat, hoarse voice, constant tickle in the throat, laryngitis (loss of voice), etc.

I know this seems like a crazy long list but candida can cause crazy bad symptoms in the body. Review this and we will continue this throughout the month.  :) 

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Kicking up the Libido

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Libido, its a taboo topic for some, just like poop. Well we all know I am not afraid to talk about poop, nor sex.... although not at the same time :) 
Over the many years of working one on one with clients I will hear how their libido is suffering here is what I believe to be true:
 - There is a lack of desire
- There is a lack of will
- and there is crazy hormone stuff going on that gives you no desire and has you feeling unbalance and dry. 
Now the first two are not in my category.   The last one is. If someone mentally knows they want to, has desire for their partner but just can't seem to make it work.  It is a sign of hormone imbalance, due to poor eating, toxicity and stress (lack of sleep lack of self care etc).  
A large disruptor of our hormones and libido is toxicity and stress. When toxins are present in the body and not released they continue through the body and again affect our hormones 

Sex hormones can be converted into stress hormones, but not the other way around.So the reality is, your healthy sex life will suffer and always have to sacrifice and “take one for the team.” Stress ultimately perpetuates toxicity, low libido, emotional disconnect, infertility and difficulty achieving pregnancy.  excerpt from my 21 Day Signature Cleanse

I originally created my 21 Day cleanse for this reason... 21 Days to Better Sex. I got scared, kept the originally under tones of libido and allowed it to still do the job with out the name. We are inherently sexual beings who seek out pleasure. When this is not happening or the body is not clean things will being to feel like they are missing.   
To tap into your energized sexual self here are a few tips:
Cleanse:  Get a great food based cleanse that includes superfood and quality super herbs. Not just a cleanse that has you taking a bunch of supplements but one that cleanses with food... changes habits. ( I know a couple good ones, *wink *wink)
Rest: Practice self care.  get a massage, go to bed a little early, ask for help instead of trying to do it all
Toxic Products:  Begin eliminating toxic products for your body and hormone. Many carry hormone disrupters that are wrecking havoc on your body and not helping your liver do its job. 

I find a healthy sex life between two consenting adults very important for your emotional and spiritual well being. You have to take care of your body and mind to allow this to happen.
I am here for you, and your libido :)

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Get calm with this flower

Albizia Flower is a Chinese herb that is used to help anxiety and promote calmness without drowsiness.  The way I take this is as a tincture and it is in an alcohol base.  I find it to work fairly instant and has been a wonderful thing to keep in my purse for any moment of uneasiness I may have.  

This flower is actually found on a tree that belongs in the Magnolia family and is known as the tree of happiness. 

Albizia is thought to enhance all aspects of neurotransmitter secretion and regulation. However, because of its blood-moving properties, it is contraindicated for use during pregnancy. I love and trust the Dragon Herbs brand and have included the link below.   

As the month of May nears the end, I still want to draw awareness to mental health and its various forms.  

 

 

Eating for Pleasure

How often do you grab something to eat only for the purpose of satisfying a bad emotion?  Do you eat crap food after a crap day?  Pleasurable eating can be both healthy and enjoyable.  

We have to stop the cycle of rewarding our day negatively with negative food. Bad day at work, go home and have a drink or some wine.   Break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend eat ice cream.  We all have done it. But why?   because at the time it brought us some sort of emotional pleasure that took us away from the pain we were feeling.  If this is a one time thing, that is ok, if it continues daily it leads to being overweight and having health issues. 

We have to start understanding the root cause of our issues and not remedy them with food.  Stop for a moment when reaching for destructive food and say how will this serve my body. Will it help with what is bothering me?   If I do still want to have my favorite things in my life, how could I make them healthier for me.  

Be mindful and take care of your body,