The Quick Guide To Daily Detoxification The Natural Way

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Toxins are a very real problem in our everyday lives. Continual exposure to these harmful compounds can have a negative impact on your health. In addition, they can cause an array of symptoms including aching pains, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, allergies, depression, skin issues, migraines and disease. Consequently, it is crucial to understand what you are dealing with and to how rid your body of these toxins.

Where Do Toxins Come From?

Examples of toxins include:

Many people think detoxing is difficult or time-consuming. Even so, that doesn’t need to be the case.

I prefer to view detoxification as an ongoing way of life instead of something you only do once or twice a year. In fact, there are many natural ways to cleanse your body from the bad stuff every single day.

Detoxification And Cleansing Your Body The Simple, Natural Way

  1. Rest your organs through regular intermittent fasting.
  2. Drink water with lemon.
  3. Get more exercise and sweat out the toxins.
  4. Get a deep tissue massage or use a foam roller for self-massage.
  5. Drink green tea.
  6. Sweat in a sauna like this far infrared, portable sauna that I use and love.
  7. Avoid environmental toxins, like EMFs.
  8. Take (and eat) probiotics because they replenish your gut with good bacteria that can kill the toxic and harmful bad bacteria.
  9. Oil pulling
  10. Eat more superfoods. These include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, oranges, apples, salmon, broccoli, nuts and seeds, beets, watermelon, pumpkin, garlic and cauliflower.
  11. Eat more fiber.
  12. Focus on the positive.
  13. Dry brush your skin. This is the dry brush I use.
  14. Eat more fruits and vegetables because they are full of fiber and antioxidants which cleanse your body.
  15. Hydrotherapy – First, take a very hot shower for 3 to 5 minutes; then follow that with a blast of cold water for 30 seconds to one minute.
  16. Eliminate simple carbohydrates, including white flour.
  17. Cut out refined sugar.
  18. Use natural home remedies (when possible) as opposed to pharmaceutical drugs.
  19. Take several slow, deep cleansing breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.
  20. Take vitamin C since it helps your body produce glutathione, a natural detoxifier.
  21. Get adequate sleep.

Related: 16 Quick Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight

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Detox Organics

Another excellent option to eliminate toxins is Detox Organics. Each scoop provides an amazing 10 pounds of fruits and vegetables and:

  • is 100% organic
  • boosts your immune system
  • reduces inflammation
  • boosts energy
  • supports digestion
  • alkalizes your body
  • promotes fat loss
  • eliminates tummy bloat

Don’t miss the yummy recipe for Flourless Chocolate Detox Cupcakes above!

If you’d like to purchase Detox Organics, please follow this link: Detox Organics supplement

Also, be sure to use my coupon code for an extra 15% off at checkout: HEALTHY LIFE


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Setting and Maintaining Your New Year’s Nutrition Goals

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The new year is here, which means it’s time to buckle down and get started on your resolutions. If one of your resolutions was to lose weight or eat a healthier diet, this means setting nutritional goals and sticking to them. As anyone who has ever done it can tell you, changing the way you eat is hard but can be done with a little dedication and a few easy tricks that will help you stick to your plan.

Here’s everything you need to know about setting and maintaining nutritional goals in the new year.

Setting and Maintaining Your New Year’s Nutrition Goals

1. Goal Setting

The first and most important part of changing your nutrition is deciding what your goals are. When doing this, it can be tempting to start looking for prefabricated diet plans claiming to be the ideal solution for everyone. However, it’s important to understand at the outset that the best plan for you is the one you’ll actually stick to and that best fits your goals.

As such, it’s generally best to avoid looking for one-size-fits-all diets. If you pick a diet that isn’t best for your body and your goals, you’ll have a hard time sticking to it and won’t maximize the health benefits of adopting a new diet. If you can’t decide what dietary regimen is right for you, consider talking to your doctor or a certified nutritionist who can make some recommendations that are in line with what you want to achieve.

It’s also important that your goals be both specific and realistic. Non-specific goals have very little value, as you can’t measure progress adequately. For instance, deciding to lose 25 pounds over the year is better than simply resolving to lose weight, since it has a measurable threshold for success.

Unrealistic goals, meanwhile, are tantamount to self-sabotage. Once you set and fail to live up to an unrealistic set of goals, you’ll likely lose your motivation and stop trying to change your habits altogether.

In addition to being somewhat personalized, therefore, your goals should be as specific as possible and reasonably achievable.

2. How To Stick To Your Goals

Plan It Out

Once you’ve decided on a set of goals for yourself, it’s time to put yourself to work on reaching them. Remaining consistent is everything when it comes to weight loss and health in general, so it’s critical that you’re able to maintain your plan over the long haul.

One of the best ways to do this is to set small but important milestones. If your goal is to lose weight, for instance, your first small milestone might be losing three pounds in the first month of the year. Though it’s a small accomplishment, you should actually celebrate it and reward yourself for it, since doing so will give you positive feedback and motivation to continue for the rest of the year.

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An accountability partner can help you stay on track with your nutrition goals.

Hold Yourself Accountable To An Accountability Partner

Another very effective method of maintaining your action toward your goals is to find an accountability partner. An accountability partner is someone with whom you’ve shared your goal and who will check you on a regular basis to make sure that you’re staying on top of it.

If possible, try to find a partner with similar goals to your own so you can help each other. Having an accountability partner introduces a psychological incentive for you to keep up with the goals you’ve set for yourself, as failure to do so will mean actually telling someone else you haven’t done what you said you were going to do. Though it may seem like a small matter, an accountability partner can give you the extra little push you need to stay consistent.

The Takeaway

These are just a few of the ways you can set and maintain your goals. Be sure you devote some time to setting your goals. Good goals will keep your motivated, while poorly set goals will ultimately backfire and prevent you from achieving your nutritional and health goals for the year.

Once you’ve come up with a set of well-structured goals, success is just a matter of sticking to them every day and maintaining your progress.

British Solomon is a contributing writer and media specialist for Clean Juice. She regularly produces content for a variety of health and lifestyle blogs.


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The Hidden Dangers of EMF Exposure in the Home

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There is so much buzz about EMF exposure in the news lately. If you’re familiar with the term EMFs you probably know they are electromagnetic fields. And we can be exposed to them through:

  • anything electric, such as electrical appliances, power outlets and extension cords
  • microwave ovens
  • wireless communications, like cell phones and wireless routers
  • old metal plumbing
  • power lines
  • possibly smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch

But did you realize that continued EMF exposure can cause serious health problems and even lead to premature death? Because of this, it’s crucial to identify where these threats lurk so you can protect yourself.

Hidden Dangers Of EMFs In the Home

EMF exposure is very much an unexplored area. We have a clear understanding of high-frequency EMFs as the effects of these are visible. For example, if we stay in the sun too long we get sunburned, and we will take measures to avoid exposure.

However, as outlined in the infographic below from Half Price, we don’t pay nearly enough attention to the effect of low-frequency EMFs. We are exposed to them every single day with some people believing that rather than effecting a person immediately, their impact is felt over time.

EMF Recommendations

Of course, it’s impossible to completely limit our exposure to EMFs, but we should at least be aware of EMF levels in common household items. When you consider that the Environmental Protection Agency recommends a maximum exposure of 0.5 mg to 2.5 mg, and many of the most common household items expose you to levels far greater than that on a daily basis, there is every reason to be concerned.

Doing simple things like unplugging devices when not using them can make a big difference. Even occasionally having a digital detox should help avoid health issues associated with low-frequency EMF exposure. Find out more in the infographic below.

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The Hidden Dangers Of EMFs In The Home (Infographic)

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Top 20 Best Healthy Snacks

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Who can deny that snacking is an American tradition (at least in our family)? What we graze on during the day has a big impact on our health.

What’s your favorite snack food? Chips, Oreos, Cheetos or Twinkies perhaps? No judgment here. My snack choices haven’t always been perfect either.

Just some food for thought….

As you probably guessed, the best snacks are those packed with nutrients and protein, which fuels the body until the next meal. These snacks are full of flavor, and dare I say, even fun to eat!

I used to teach preschoolers, what can I say? 🙂

20 Healthy Snacks

  1. Nut Butter

    Peanut butter, peanut butter, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

    Seriously, who can resist the creamy, nutty confection that is peanut butter?! And don’t forget the lesser known nut butters: hazelnut, cashew, almond, and walnut.

    According to the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source, several large studies over the past few years “have shown a consistent 30 to 50 percent lower risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death or cardiovascular disease associated with eating nuts several times a week.”

    Plus, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has 7 grams of protein and 180 mg of potassium. Just make sure to check out the ingredient list and avoid added sweeteners and trans fats, especially “partially hydrogenated oil”. Also, don’t bother buying the “low-fat” nut butters. Manufactures of these products simply replace the fat with sugar.

    Related: 20 Reasons Why Refined Sugar Is Bad For Your Health

  2. Cottage Cheese

    Once considered a “diet food”,  cottage cheese is now a fan favorite of weightlifters, other athletes, and health foodies alike. This is no surprise considering the whopping 28 grams of casein protein in each cup of cottage cheese.

    A summer favorite of mine is eating a sliced tomato, straight from the garden, topped with cottage cheese and plenty of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Sounds weird, tastes great! You also might like to try cottage cheese with fresh pineapple. Delish!

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    Berries are a low-sugar, antioxidant-rich snack.
  3. Berries

    Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, gooseberries and elderberries just to name a few…They are colorful, juicy, often sweet, and full of vitamins and antioxidants (1).

    Enjoy a cup of berries with a splash of cream for a decadent treat.

  4. Whey Protein Shake

    Whey protein can help you gain muscle, lose fat, and increase strength (2). I sometimes drink one as a meal replacement and I’m amazed how long it satisfies my hunger. You might want to try My Favorite Peanut Butter Protein Shake.

    Most people tolerate regular whey protein concentrate, but if you have digestive symptoms you might find that isolate or hydrolysate is better suited for you.

    Our favorite protein powder is MorelliFit 100% Grass-Fed Whey Protein. It is gluten-free, contains 5 natural ingredients, no artificial sweeteners, < 1 g of sugar and  25 G protein per serving. Plus it tastes delicious! You can follow the link above or below to purchase. Make sure to use my coupon code: HEALTHYLIFE for an extra 15% off your purchase.

  5. Eggs

    Eggs are incredibly nutritious (3). Like, the perfect food. They are high in protein, healthy fats and amino acids.

    They’re also high in cholesterol, but despite what you may have heard in the past, eating high-cholesterol foods does not increase cholesterol for most people (4).

  6. Plain Greek Yogurt

    It’s creamy and rich in protein and probiotics. It can also cut the appetite and help with weight loss (5).

    You may want to add berries, other chopped fruit or nuts to raise the vitamin and fiber content.

  7. Cheese

    Cheese has many vitamins and minerals, including calcium, zinc and vitamin K2. Eating it can help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease (6). And the fat in cheese can help you feel full longer, preventing cravings and helping you make it to the next meal.

  8. Jerky

    Jerky is meat, such as veal, beef, turkey or venison which is dried and cut into strips. It is low in carbohydrates and high in protein.

    The healthiest kind is made at home. But the kind you see at the grocery store has all sorts of added preservatives and sugar so please keep this in mind.

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    Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and makes the perfect snack.
  9. Dark Chocolate

    Are you surprised chocolate made it to this list of healthy snacks? Pretty cool, huh?

    Studies have shown that dark chocolate eaters have a lower risk of heart disease (7). Eating chocolate can also improve brain function.

    Choose dark chocolate with a 70-85% cocoa content (minimum). Any less and you’re looking at a lot of sugar.

  10. Deli Rollups

    Simply take a slice of meat, such as turkey and a slice of cheese. Roll it up, and voila! Also, spreading cream cheese on the turkey and wrapping it around a dill pickle is a delicious treat. You can slice it first, or simply eat it like this.

  11. Canned Tuna

    Tuna is another high-protein snack and a great choice if you’re on the go. Just be sure your office buddies are cool with the smell if you decide to pop open a can in the afternoon.

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    Veggies are rich in antioxidants and make the perfect snack, especially when paired with hummus.
  12. Veggies And Hummus

    If you’ve never tried hummus I encourage you to give it a try. Some might say it’s an acquired taste, but I’ve loved it from my first taste and make my own from home.

    I throw some white beans, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and olive oil in the blender and it makes the most creamy and delicious hummus in no time. Here’s a similar recipe you might like to try:  Super Easy Hummus

  13. Protein Bar

    Homemade ones are the best. But if you like having prepackaged ones on hand I recommend you try the Luna, Kind and Quest ones.

  14. Kefir Smoothie

    Kefir (pronounced like “Kiefer Sutherland” the actor in 24 – I love that show.) is full of tummy-loving probiotics and protein.

    On its own, kefir is tart (and perhaps a little “gloppy”), and many prefer to drink it in a smoothie.

    Using Kefir In Everyday Recipes is a simple recipe for creating tasty smoothies, chock full of delicious flavor and nutrition using both fresh and frozen fruit.

    Related: What Are Probiotics And Where Can I Find Them? and 7 Reasons To Take Probiotics

  15. Seeds

    Pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, flax and chia seeds give you quick, long-lasting energy and satiety. They can be eaten alone or in smoothies, oatmeal or granola. One serving of pumpkin seeds (pepitas) has 7 grams of protein.

  16. Bean And Cheese Mini Quesadillas

    Smash 1/3 cup of black beans and spread it on a small tortilla. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons of salsa. Warm in a skillet or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds just until the cheese melts.

    This is a tasty mini-meal/snack that stays with you.

  17. Milk (2% Or Whole)

    Milk is a great source of high-quality protein, as well as vitamin D, calcium and B12. It is linked to higher bone density in humans (8).

    Do not, I repeat, do not worry about the fat in whole milk. As long as you drink a serving size you’ll be fine. The fat keeps you satisfied longer. More importantly, growing research shows a myriad of health benefits of consuming full-fat food versus low-fat (10).

    According to Dr. Mercola, “Accumulating research is showing, however, that this switch to low-fat has not only caused rates of chronic disease to skyrocket; it’s also been making people fat.”

    Please keep in mind, some people are allergic to the sugar in milk – lactose. If you’re lactose-intolerant you’ll want to stay away from cow’s milk and other dairy products. There is dairy-free milk on the market, such as coconut, soy and cashew milk which should be fine for you to drink.

  18. 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

    Liv over at Healthy-Liv.com posted this yummy recipe for peanut butter energy bites.

    I just made them for my family and they were delicious! But let me warn you, it’s hard to eat just one!

  19. Frozen Grapes

    The perfect sweet treat!

    The anthocyanins and resveratrol in grapes reduce inflammation and lower your risk for disease (9)

  20. Homemade Guacamole And Tortilla Chips

    My personal favorite. I can eat an entire bowl of freshly made guacamole all by myself…it’s that’s good! (Not that I’m recommending you do this, just keepin’ it real.)

    Here’s my favorite recipe:

Quick And Easy Guacamole

Quick And Easy Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 medium avocados
  • 1/4 to 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 firm tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocados open lengthwise. Remove the pit with a large knife. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado flesh with a fork, to your liking.
  3. Chop and stir the other ingredients.
  4. Enjoy the guacamole right away.
  5. Store in the fridge, tightly covered with plastic wrap to help prevent browning (if you have any leftover)
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The Takeaway

There are many delicious snacks to choose from. And the best ones are those that help you become the healthiest, strongest version of yourself.


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