Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Natural Ways To Detoxify Your Body

Detoxing connotes a regimen for those with substance addictions, but detoxifying is a regimen recommended by nutritionists worldwide and for good reason.  As one herbalist put it, detoxification is the process whereby everything from metabolic by-products, preservatives and additives, alcohol and other recreational drugs, free radicals, medications and environmental poisons and pollution are neutralized and excreted.   The body is in a continuous state of detoxing, however, purposeful and periodic detoxing, especially after the especially indulgent holidays, is a fantastic way to kick-start the new year, stave off threats to your immune system, and recondition your body.

In addition to fighting your way through flu season and all the nasty bugs and viruses that come with it, your body is under the additional stressors that can come with trying to catch up on backlogged work, holiday travel or hosting out-of-town guests, and eating too many rich foods coupled with a drop in physical activity.  To get control of the reins again, the following are a few recommendations for naturally detoxifying your body.

Exercise: get your whole body into the act

One general rule of thumb is that the more muscles you get to work (upper- and lower-body muscles and torso), the greater the results.  Classes focusing on cardio workouts (biking, spin classes, and boxercise) are excellent for releasing tension.  While yoga is often touted as an optimal way to relax, for some the pace can be distracting.  If this sounds like you, physical fitness experts recommend something more fast-paced which can shift your focus from your concerns to your body – thus enabling you to reach a more relaxed state more readily.
One exception to this is Bikram Yoga, which is known for its intensity.  Because of the heat (almost 38 degrees Celsius) and the amount of water ingested during a session, participants are believed to accelerate the elimination of toxins through increased sweating.

Brush your skin!

Sounds strange, but brushing the skin (with loofahs, for example) is an excellent way to aid the body in eliminating toxins.  Skin, the largest organ of the body, is in a continual purge – and as we age, the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins (i.e., shed its outer layers) slows down.  Scrubbing or brushing the body regularly stimulates the skin and lymph system, by pumping oxygenating blood to both, and thereby is a powerful way to aid detoxification.

Eat your antioxidants

Free radicals ride roughshod over our systems, continuously damaging cells, and have been linked to serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.  Green tea, blueberries, goji berries and other superfoods are rich in antioxidants.  The molecules in antioxidants are great for detoxifying your system. 

A final word…
  • Avoid celebrity or otherwise short-term diets.
  • Drinking dandelion tea is a boon for liver cleansing.
  • Reintroduce friendly bacteria into your digestive system (i.e., probiotics and fermented foods).
  • Eat unheated vegetable and plant food.
  • Reduce or eliminating dairy.
  • Get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly and cultivate a high-fiber diet

By taking up these body-friendly habits, you boost the body‘s ability to get rid of toxins naturally.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Our Journey To Panama

This is a personal blog post, not about my detox foot pads.

We have been living in Panama now for just shy of 4 months. We arrived here pretty smoothly. We had a long drive from Salt Lake City to Houston. Then we flew direct from Houston to Panama City.

The second night of our journey, we arrived in our hotel just south of Dallas (In Corsicana, TX) and we checked in to our hotel, The Days Inn. We put the dog and cat in the hotel room and shut the door. It was around 8pm and we were hungry and tired. We drove across the highway to get some dinner (a busy highway).

When we came back to the hotel room, the door was open and both dog and cat were gone. It has one of those door handles that is a lever, so my dog decided to try to open it, and he succeeded.

My whole life is my pets. I love them so much. Aegis is my 100 lb boxer boy, and Bimp is my 13 lb long haired tortoise shell cat.

Aegis is very proud of his big stick on the beach

Aegis enjoying his nap

Aegis as a puppy, sending emails to his friends

Aegis was dressed up as my little sheep for Halloween, he wasn't too pleased.

Aegis just hanging with my husband. And our sweet Angel who passed away about 6 months after this picture.
As you can imagine, I love my animals! And I was SO FRIGHTENED when they were missing. We were in a far away city where we didn't know anyone. It was dark at night and the fields around the hotel were filled with rattlesnakes (we could hear them!)

I prayed so hard, and cried a lot of tears. We frantically searched the surrounding area. My niece found Aegis and he was fine. I cried tears of relief and got him back into the hotel room. As we got into the hotel room, my cat darted in from the parking lot. PHEW! They were both safe. My prayers were answered.

I guess the animals wanted to have their own little adventure.

We got them onto the plane in Houston that Monday morning, and we arrived in Panama 4 hours later. About an hour and a half drive to our new home, and we were there!

We live a couple blocks from Gorgona Beach in Panama. Aegis LOVES the beach and loves frolicking and running and splashing in the waves.

My sister back home is filling all my Purify Your Body orders and she is doing a fabulous job. I am still answering the phones from here in Panama, and emailing back and forth when my customers have questions.

I am here. For the time being. We don't know how long we will stay here in Panama, but we have no plans as of now for anything different.

My cat is now an indoor only cat, as there are so many wild street dogs and other animals that birds of prey in this area. I don't want to take any chances. We don't even let my dog out without us keeping watch. Worrywarts we are!

Everyone is safe and sound.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best Way to Relieve Chronic Sinus Infections

Ever battle a nasty sinus infection that didn’t want to go away? Do you get recurring sinus infections and just can’t seem to put an end to the constant pressure and pain?
 If you do, you’ve probably been to the doctor and they’ve prescribed powerful antibiotics. You pop a few of those pills every day and the pressure slowly goes away over a few weeks.
But then you run out of antibiotics. No big deal, because the infection is gone right? Wrong.

Your experience has likely been that after it takes the edge off of the pain, you don’t seem to get any better because after you quit taking the antibiotics, you get another flare up and the raging infection comes right back, sometimes much worse than the first.

There are two massive problems with this all-too-common scenario:
  1. The antibiotics wipe out 80% of your immune system so once the antibiotics are gone out of your body, you’re left with virtually little defenses. That means you’re easy prey for any old airborne bacteria (not very optimistic because we humans breathe in bacteria all day long).
  2. The antibiotics don’t get to the surface of your sinuses so in actuality, they don’t kill all of the infection. So once you stop taking antibiotics, there are still infectious cells on the surface of your sinus cavities that then swarm and grow quickly, bouncing back with a vengeance.
Want to know a way to stop the worst sinus infections stone cold? Would you like to know how to get rid of your sinus infections for good? Listen carefully to this simple yet powerful protocol:

Official NutraSilver® Sinus Infection Treatment


Natural Sinus Relief Guidelines

  • If you experience a raging sinus infection, you may need to do this protocol a few times before extreme the infection will subside.
  • Most common sinus infections are healed after just one treatment.
Now, follow the steps as outlined below. All you’ll need is one bottle of NutraSilver Plus. Follow this protocol exactly as described for best results:

Follow the Steps Below for a Natural Sinus Treatment

  • Make sure you have a full 15 minutes for this protocol.
  • Lay on your back, preferably on a comfortable bed, with your head hanging out over the edge of the bed.
  • Try as best you can to have your nostrils perpendicular to the ceiling by tilting your head back as far as it will go.
  • Have someone else place 5 drops of NutraSilver straight down each nostril (It’s hard to do this yourself, but it can be done). This will feel weird and tingly, that’s to be expected. It may make your eyes water, but it shouldn’t be very painful unless you have a massive infection, in which case it will burn.
  • Very slowly, vacillate your neck back and forth (and side to side) to coax the NutraSilver to get all the way to the back of your sinuses. Do this about 5-10 times.
  • Hold your head tilted back in this position for an entire 15 minutes so that the NutraSilver has time to flow to the back of your sinuses and kill the entire infection.
  • To enhance the effectiveness, place 30 – 50 drops of NutraSilver in non-tap water and drink three times a day until all symptoms are gone.
Follow this simple protocol and you’ll see great benefit. The majority of our customers report that they see relief almost immediately depending on how prolific the infection is. For most sinus colds and flus, this protocol is extremely effective and results are near immediate.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Super Healthy (and Kid Approved) Gummy Snacks with Elderberries and Kombucha!

Tired of all the “extras” in children’s gummy snacks? Color dyes, sugars, etc… are all too common ingredients found in gummy snacks. Maybe you want a great tasting way to get more nutrient dense real gelatin into your diet. I have adapted a few recipes I have found to make these snacks that are a powerhouse of nutrition including loads of vitamin C, probiotics, raw honey, and beneficial real gelatin.

Supplies you will need:
Stovetop safe mixing bowl or stainless steel pan
Measuring utensils
Easy Accent Decorator a.k.a. Icing Squirter (Optional-just makes things easier if you want to make fun shapes as I did)                                
Gummy Molds of choice or glass container

Ingredients List:

  • 1/3 cup Elderberry juice unsweetened (I made concentrate with an Omega juicer; there are several ways to get berries. Find a neighbor who has elderberries growing or find them growing on the side of the road to get some from, or order some dried berries online and rehydrate and boil them to get the juice) 
  • 3 Tbs Kombucha or juice of choice (I threw in some black cherry juice) 
  • 2 tbs coconut palm sugar (or to taste)                                         
  • 3 tbs raw honey
  • 2-3 tbs grass fed gelatin    (I use the Great Lakes Gelatin and get it from Amazon)               

 Add ingredients into a small sauce pan, combine them with a whisk until no lumps are visible and mixture seems even. Turn stove to the lowest setting and keep whisking until mixture is completely melted and warm to the touch. Do not let mixture get too hot to conserve all the properties in the raw honey and other ingredients.

Transfer to a pan or candy mold (here is where the decorator tool comes in really handy, but you have to work fast as it will solidify after a while). 

Pop in the freezer for about 10 minutes. 

Gummies will remain solid even at room temperature. I keep mine in the refrigerator to maintain the best texture. No need to grease the molds or glass pan. My family loves them!

Some of the benefits of Gelatin include but are not limited to these:

- Supports skin, hair and nail growth

- Good for joints and can help joint recovery

- Can help tighten loose skin

- Can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive track

- Rumored to help improve cellulite

- Great source of dietary collagen (side note: collagen is too large to be absorbed by the skin, so those skin creams are pretty useless… get it internally and use coconut oil for lotion!)

- Source of protein (though not a spectacular one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.

http://wellnessmama.com/7419/12-uses-for-gelatin/ See site for more recipes with gelatin

Boost your immune system with these snacks and wear your foot pads at night and that’s a recipe for success!