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Dieting VS Cleansing & Detox or Why the Yo-Yo Effect Happens

Well it’s now Spring which means Summer (and bathing suit season) isn’t too far off. If your New Year’s Resolution about getting healthier and losing weight has gone by the wayside (as it statistically has for most) you might looking for that One Last Diet. Maybe you’ve had luck losing weight before with a low carb diet (the most common) like “Atkin’s Diet” or similar and even though you gained it back over time you tell yourself, “This time it’ll be different.”

Before you do that, you might look at some actual mechanisms that occur in the body and think about your ‘diet’ in a new way. Here’s why: The human body is an amazing machine! When we take in toxins that are body can’t readily process, the body stores those toxins in fat so it can deal with them later. So when we release fat by converting into energy during weight loss, we release the toxins into our blood stream! Here’s the thing: that low carb diet and many other similar diets don’t have the bulk necessary for you to be able to pass those toxins out of your system quickly (read: you must poop more to do this!) The result can be that sluggish feeling you get, but also, understand that your body is now effectively CONCENTRATING those toxins! The accompanying picture demonstrates it well. Because your body NEEDS the fat (and the water it accumulates WITH the fat) to keep those toxins out of your blood stream, as soon as go ‘off’ the diet, the protective mechanisms kick in and you gain the weight back, even if you’re not being ‘bad!’

So what IS the answer? The answer lies in DETOXING and Cleansing rather than ‘dieting.’ When you detox, you stick to whole food, predominantly plant-based eating; staying as close to possible to unprocessed, natural & organic foods. These are foods that have little toxins in them. Eliminate processed foods (wheat & corn based), dairy and most (or all) animal products. You then add things that help you detoxify your system such as lemons, beets, parsley and lots of fiber (the kind you find in real food, not Metamucil!) Add LOTS of water (1/2 oz. to 1 oz. per pound of body weight daily). And add a high quality detoxifying tea; ideally one like Zija’s Premium Tea, that contains herbs to detoxify the liver, the colon and the kidneys.  Now you have a way to eliminate the toxins by passing them readily OUT of the body. The result is a healthier you and far less tendency to gain the weight back. This is the diet that I used last year to drop 15 lbs and keep it off for a year after having yo-yo-ed at least 5 times in the past 7-8 years! 

For those who want to take action now, for a limited time (till April 4th only!) you can get sample package of Zija products including the Premium Tea and other top shelf nutrition products at a great savings. Email me immediately, I have a limited number of vouchers that will allow you $100 value for just $40.

Also add yourself to the 2017 Natural Health Weight Loss Transformation group and or the Health Revolution Worldwide group on Facebook for support in your healthy weight loss goals!

Moringa Olifera – ‘New’ High Potency Superfood

Moringa olifera is a high potency Superfood that I only call ‘new’ because it is new to most of us in the Western world. It has been used throughout Asia and Africa for centuries. Recently, I learned of a line of products now available in the U.S. that use it as a base. Since I had heard a little about Moringa throughout the years and I trusted the person I heard about it through, I decided to look into it more.

I was delighted with what I found. A literature search on PubMed revealed probably a hundred or more journal articles. Most of the studies were done in India which explains why we’ve heard little about it in the U.S.  With 46 different antioxidants, 36 different anti inflammatories, 20 amino acids (including all 9 essential ones) and lots more, it’s no surprise that I found numerous studies that demonstrated it helps the immune system, has antibacterial and anti-parasitic capabilities, is anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic (kills cancer cells) and so many other qualities, I can’t possibly list them all. Which is why I’m including several graphics that show more.

Zija International markets this line of products and uses the seeds and fruit (the most potent parts) as well as the leaves of the Moringa tree. In the month or so I’ve been on the products I’ve noticed numerous positive changes including more energy, decreased pain, better digestion & elimination and better sleep. Others have had positive effects on numerous health issues; digestive issues, diabetes, and all types of arthritis to name a few; along with using the products to assist in significant weight loss.

Zija has products that can enhance almost every lifestyle and condition: Start your day with the daily nutrition of Supermix (contains the highest concentration of Moringa), Smartmix (combines Moringa with pre-biotics and more to feed gut flora and enhance relaxation), or XM-Energy (combines several energy enhancing and natural appetite suppressing herbs). For many, that may be all you need. But if you’re an athlete or you’re trying to lose weight, there are a number of other products that can help you achieve your goals. In addition, Zija has a new line of clinical grade essential oils and the Moringa based skin care line, Gen-M, offer health enhancing and anti-aging for all.  “Drink Life In” 

If you’d like to get a sample or learn more about the business possibilities with Zija, please contact me.

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Healthy New Year!

What would happen if you put your health first for 30 day? -NOT as a diet or denial system; not as a system to give up anything. But in a concerted effort to simply add TONS of highly nutritious fruits & vegetables and more water to help detoxify your body and see the results?

I can hear you now: “I don’t have time,” “I can’t afford that,” or?? what’s YOUR reason? What if I could show you a way to do this conveniently and inexpensively (possibly for NO cost)?

Transform 30 is a what you might call a Cleansing Program but it is SO much more that it’s difficult to explain in a few paragraphs which is why I’m sponsoring a Transform 30 Introduction NEXT TUES., Jan 13th at 6:30 PM in the Community Room at Whole Foods Market in SLO.

Typical Cleansing Programs involve Juice or Water Fasting and in today’s environment, that may actually concentrate toxins! We’ll talk about why that is and how we get around that.

Many people think Cleanses are ONLY for people who need to lose weight! NOT TRUE! Did you know that we can now test for 800 DIFFERENT TOXINS in the human body?? And that’s only what we can test for. We live in a toxic soup of an environment & if you’re not cleansing your body regularly; I say DAILY, all bets are off on your long term health regardless of how well you eat.

So I hope you’ll join us next week, on Tuesday evening from 6:30-8pm. We’ll have samples, discuss recipes & detail how you can get support with the changes you choose to make. We’ll talk about food, toxins, exercise & a lot more in a fun & interactive way. Whether you choose to do Transformation 30 or not, my commitment is that the Information in the Transform 30 Intro will change your life and the lives of those around you Forever.

Join Me March 22 & 23 at the SLO Health & Fitness Expo

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Please join me this weekend at the Health & Fitness Expo; 10AM-4PM Saturday & Sunday. I’ll also be speaking on Sunday at 11AM. Learn more about the importance of of a plant-based diet and how it really can save your life. Our booth is #70B located in the back left corner. Be sure to mention this post when you stop by. I have a limited number of goodies for doing so.

If growing your own food is something you’ve thought about doing; you’ll find that the Tower Gardens we have on display will help you do that vertically on a patio or deck using just 5-10% of the water & nutrients needed by a traditional garden and requiring far less maintenance (typically about 1/2 hour/week once planted. And assemlying your Tower Garden & planting it can be done in abut an hour!)

 

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