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My 3 Day Detox

detox smoothieIt’s day 3 of my Dr. Oz 3-Day Detox and I feel fantastic, completely cleared out and full of energy.

Usually I like to do my 5-7 day Whole Foods Spring Cleanse but this year I thought I’d try something different, a juice fast.  It’s only 3 days-how hard could that be?

 The first day I did not feel so good.  I was having withdrawal symptoms coming off of caffeine and sugar which, for me, manifested in the form of a headache.  I was tired, irritable, depressed and had an overall flu-like feeling. Yuck! My body was detoxing.  I KNOW better and would suggest to anyone who wants to do a cleanse, it is best to wean yourself off of caffeine a few days before going cold turkey.  That way you will avoid major withdrawal symptoms.  I didn’t realize how much caffeine and sugar I actually was ingesting on a daily basis from my multiple cups of green tea and from, I admit, my weakness, which is baked goods and chocolate.  Oh, denial is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?!

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What to Do About the Flu

dog w fluWith all the media hype over the flu outbreak this year, it’s enough to send anyone in a panic running for the hills or else caving in and getting a flu shot.  I don’t recommend doing either but a better way to deal with winter colds and the dreaded flu is to boost your immune system naturally. Ok, sounds good, you say, you probably hear it all the time, but how the heck do we do that?

I am a firm believer in healing your body with whole foods and healthy lifestyle practices and using the occasional homeopathic or herbal remedy to get you through the tough times. First of all, eating nutrient rich foods is a great way to keep healthy and boost your immune system naturally. More than 200 viruses can cause cold symptoms. That’s alot of bugs and healthy winter eating can boost your immune system to ward off illness. So I’ll start with food-here’s a few top  immune boosters:  Read More→

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