Many people live with digestive problems thinking it’s normal to feel not that great most of the time – that is, until issues like bloating, diarrhea, IBS and/or constipation start to make it physically impossible to get to the 9 a.m. department meeting or Junior’s soccer game. Truth be told, though extremely common, gastro-intestinal distress is not normal – it’s your body’s way of telling you that your gut isn’t functioning properly and needs your attention. The good news is that the majority of belly complaints can be treated relatively easily, resulting in a well functioning digestive system will energize you, help your immune system and prevent all sorts of diseases.
To juice or not to juice, to blend or not to blend, that is the question! Which one is best? What's a girl to do? Panic! Freeze! Give up! Sleep! NOPE.
Hands down the best way to increase our alkalinity and detox our purdy bodies is to consume a diet full of sunlight aka liquid chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll contains a powerful blood builder that’s said to increase red blood cells, improve circulation, ease inflammation, oxygenate the body, and counteract harmful free radicals. By eating (and drinking) a diet high in chlorophyll (raw fruits and veggies, especially leafy greens), we dine on liquid oxygen, the very substance we need to stay alive and thrive.
Many people wonder, do they need a multivitamin? The answer is a resounding YES! I believe everyone should supplement their health with a high-quality multivitamin, and here’s why:
Dude, your food is dead.
Despite claims that the U.S has the best food supply in the world, most of us don't obtain sufficient amounts of essential nutrients from that supply for two reasons: most Americans are making bad nutritional choices; and much of our food is nutritionally dead. The effect of bad eating habits combined with soil that’s largely depleted of nutrients makes it difficult to get enough of the necessary nutrients from just food alone. If most of your dinner has been genetically modified, grown in nutrient-depleted soil, sprayed with pesticides, processed, packaged and trucked to your neighborhood, by the time it hits your plate, your meal is almost devoid of nutritional value. The result? Our bodies, though overfed, are left starving. A good multi-vitamin can help pick up the slack.
If you have never heard of quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), you may soon discover a new favorite staple. Although quinoa looks like a grain and has similar cooking characteristics, it’s actually the seed of a plant that is related to spinach, chard and beets.
Regarded by the ancient Aztecs as the “mother grain”, the seeds are rich in protein, calcium, iron and are a relatively good source of Vitamin E and some of the B vitamins. Since the protein in quinoa includes all 8 essential amino acids, it is considered a complete protein, making it a great choice for vegans who may not have enough protein in their diets.