Monday, December 30, 2013

Liver Cleanse

As we begin a new year, it's a great time to consider implementing a liver cleanse to help rid your body of excess toxins accumulated through the holidays and to give yourself the best start to a healthy 2014! 

I find that completing a liver cleanse allows my body to perform at a higher level.  If you feel sluggish, tired, low energy this is a great cleanse for you!  You may want to do it just to remove toxins from over indulgence through the holidays too. Here is the cleanse that I do myself and reccommend to clients:  I find that this cleanse as compared to others though more lengthy in time is much more thorough and gentle on the digestive system.  Happy Cleansing!

Cleaning The Liver


The Liver is the major area of detoxification for the body.  Here, in addition to metabolic wastes, is where chemical pollutants, environmental contamination, food preservatives, etc. are removed from the body.  You should be just as concerned about th condition of your liver as you are your heart.  If you have had hepatitis, cirrhosis over the liver, infectious mononucleosis or other liver damage, you should become very protective of this vital organ.  The intake of anything which places undue stress on the liver should be eliminated.  Such a list would include:  chemicals of any kind, drugs, synthetic foods, food additives such as coloring, preservatives, MSG’s, etc..  Alcoholic beverages, carbonated beverages, hair sprays and chemical laden personal products are also a concern because though you may not consume your hairspray, shampoo or body lotion, the chemicals are still absorbed through your skin which is your body’s largest organ.

The Liver Flush 

One of the most important procedures for persons over 25 years of age is the liver flush.  If you are above 25 years of age, you should do this along with a good nutritional program with the consumption of copious amount of leafy green vegetables (iceberg lettuce does not count, it has NO nutritional value).  I’m talking about:  Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Wheat grass, Alfalfa, Spirulina, Sea weed and Algae to name a few.   

This cleanse should be repeated every six months. 

1. I start my cleanse on Sunday.  From Sunday through the following Friday at noon, drink as much 100% Apple Juice as your appetite will permit, in addition to regular meals.  You may use apple juice or apple cider (organic is preferred).  Be sure to read the label and obtain a juice that has no additives whatsoever or you can juice your own (Preffered method).  Regular meals should consist of primarily vegetables (lightly steamed or raw).  Nutritional supplements should be taken when you eat.

2. At noon on Friday, eat a normal lunch.

3. Three hours after lunch, take two tablespoons of Epsom Salts dissolved in about one ounce of hot water.  If the taste is completely objectionable, it may be followed by a little bit of citrus juice (freshly squeezed if possible, again organic is preferred).

4. Two hours later, repeat the Epsom Salts.

5. For the evening meal, you may have grapefruit, grapefruit juice or preferably a fruit salad with a mixture of citrus fruits and 1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil.

6. At bedtime, you have two choices:

A.  Take one half (1/2) cup of warm unrefined olive oil followed by a small glass of grapefruit juice with 15 drops of Black Walnut Tincture to kill parasites.

B.  Take one half (1/2) cup of warm unrefined olive oil blended with one half (1/2) cup of lemon juice with 15 drops of Black Walnut Tincture to kill parasites.

Unrefined olive oil can be purchased from your health food store.  It is best to use fresh citrus and juice but canned or bottled are permissible if fresh is not available.
7. Go immediately to bed and lie on your right side with the right knee pulled up close to your chest.  Remain in this position for at least 30 minutes.
8. The next morning, one hour before breakfast, take two tablespoons of the Epsom Salts in 1 ounce of hot water.  This may again be followed by citrus juice if necessary. 
What you can expect:
The Epsom Salts alone may work as a laxative.  Most people report slight to moderate nausea when taking the olive oil-citrus juice, which slowly disappears by the time you go to sleep.  Should you vomit the olive oil it does not need to be repeated at that time.  Chances are that you aren’t going to vomit-this only happens on a very rare occasion.  This flushing of the liver/gallbladder stimulates and cleans the liver.
Often, people who have suffered for years from gall stones, biliousness, backaches, nausea and other symptoms find gall stones in the stool the following day.  These objects are light green to dark green in color.  They tend to be irregular in shape, in size from “grape seeds” to “cherries”.  If there seems to be a large number of these objects in the stool, the liver flush should be repeated in two weeks.
The first cleanse may rid you of them for a few days, but as the stones from the rear travel forward, they give you the same symptoms again. You may repeat cleanses at two week intervals. Never cleanse when you are [acutely] ill.
Sometimes the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as a ³chaff² floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging stones.
How safe is the liver cleanse? It is very safe. My opinion is based on over 500 cases, including many persons in their seventies and eighties. None went to the hospital; none even reported pain. However on occasion, it can make you feel quite ill for one or two days. Most people report no adverse side effects once the cleanse is completed. 
As you reintroduce food to your system.  GO   S - L-  O - W.  Begin by drinking a little bit of broth or warm lemon water.  Add raw or lightly steamed veggies and gradually build back into eating grains and meat, if you eat those things.



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Back in the Swing of Things

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you are looking forward to a properous and HEALTHY New Year!  I hope 2014 is your springboard to health and longevity!
For me, it's time to get back into the swing of things!  I've been neglecting this blog, some additions to my website, etc and now it's time to do inventory and taxes too....ughhhh.

The quicker I get started however, the better it will be and the sooner I will get done and move on to all the fun things like inspiring you to be more healthy too!  Soooo, grab your shoes and let's head out for a refreshing walk to get this day started!!  Add some twists, skips and jumps for additional strength training and to get a little pep in your step!


Saturday, December 14, 2013


1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you lose.
7. Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9. Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.
14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
22. Sugar contributes to obesity
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
31. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
32. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
33. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
34. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
35. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
36. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
37. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
38. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol) in the blood.
39. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
40. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
41. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
42. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
43. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
44. Sugar causes food allergies.
45. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
46. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
47. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
48. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
49. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
50. Sugar can change the structure of protein.
51. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
52. Sugar can cause cataracts.
53. Sugar can cause emphysema.
54. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
55. Sugar can promote an elevation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL).
56. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
57. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
58. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
59. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
60. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
61. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
62. Sugar can damage the pancreas.
63. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
64. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
65. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
66. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
67. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
68. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
69. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
70. Sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders.
71. Sugar can cause depression.
72. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
73. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
74. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
75. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
76. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low-sugar diets.
77. A diet high in refined sugar reduces learning capacity.
78. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
79. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
80. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
81. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become under active and others become overactive.
82. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
83. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
84. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
85. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold-increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
86. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
87. Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
88. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
89. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
90. Sugar combines with and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
91. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
92. Sugar is an addictive substance.
93. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
94. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
95. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
96. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
97. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
98. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
99. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
100. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
101. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
102. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
103. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
104. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
105. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
106. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
107. Sugar may induce cell death.
108. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
109. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
110. Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.
111. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
112. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
113. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
114. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
115. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
116. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
117. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
118. Sugar induces salt and water retention.
119. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
120. The more sodas a 10 year old child consumes, the less milk.
121. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
122. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
123. Sugar causes constipation.
124. Sugar causes varicose veins.
125. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
126. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
127. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
128. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
129. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
130. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
131. Sugar can affect the brain’s ability to deal with rewards and consequences.
132. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
133. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
134. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
135. Sugar can cause liver tumors.
136. Sugar can increase inflammatory markers in the blood stream of overweight people.
137. Sugar can lower Vitamin E levels in the blood stream.
138. Sugar can increase your appetite for all food.
139. Sugar plays a role in the etiology and the continuation of acne.
140. Too much sugar can kill your sex life.
141. Sugar saps school performance in children.
142. Sugar can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness and depression.
143. Sugar is common choice of obese individuals.
144. A linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients is associated with increasing total sugar intake.
145. High fructose consumption has been linked to liver disease.
146. Sugar adds to the risk of bladder cancer.


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013


  1. Strength equals self-sufficiency.  Being strong – particularly as a woman – is empowering.  It will feel good someday to be able to carry your own luggage down the stairs if the airport escalator is broken, and it will be important to have a solid shot at outrunning a stranger should you meet one in a dark alley.
  2. Fitness opens doors.  Being healthy and fit can help you see the world differently.  The planet looks different from a bike or a pair of skis than it does from a car or an airplane.  Out in the elements you have the time and space to notice details and meet people and remember smells and bugs and mud and rain and the feeling of warm sunshine on your face.  And those are the moments that make up your life.
  3. The bike is the new golf course.  Being fit may help you get a seat at the table.  Networking is no longer restricted to the golf course, and the stronger you are – and the more people you can hang with on the road and trail – the more people you’ll meet.
  4. Exercise is a lifestyle, not an event.  Being an active person isn’t about taking a class three times a week at the gym, although working out at the gym is not a bad thing! The lifestyle aspect is about things like biking to the grocery store and parking your car in the back of the lot and walking instead of taking a cab and catching up with friends on a hiking trail instead of a bar stool.
  5. Health begets health.  Healthy behavior inspires healthy behavior.  Exercise.  Healthy eating.  Solid sleep.  Positive relationships.  These things are all related.
  6. Endorphins help you cope.  A good sweat session can clear the slate.  You will have days when nothing seems to go right…when you’re dizzy with frustration or crying in despair.  A workout can often turn things around.
  7. Working out signals hard-working.  The discipline required to work out on a regular basis signals success.  Someone recently told me they are way more likely to hire marathon runners and mountain climbers because of the level of commitment that goes into those pursuits.
  8. If you feel beautiful, you look beautiful.  Looking beautiful starts on the inside.  And being fit and strong feels beautiful.
  9. Nature rules.  And if you’re able to hike/run/bike/swim/ski/snowshoe, you can see more of it.
  10. Little eyes are always watching.  We learn from each other.  You may have a child—or a niece/nephew, a neighbor or a friend with a child.  Whatever is is, that little person is watching and listening to everything you say and do.  What messages are you sending?
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