Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose 10 to 15 Pounds in Just 10 days!

Do you need to lose weight fast for your special day? Is your dream vacation around the corner and you’d love to ?enjoy it in your dream body?? But you’d also like to lose that weight in a healthy way so you don’t feel sick and washed out? Then welcome to the 10-day green smoothie cleanse! This evidence-based cleanse program will help you lose 10 to 15 pounds and improve your health in just 10 days!

Wondering how this cleanse works? Well, it revolves around healing using REAL foods –the 10 days of the cleanse involve enjoying three specially formulated DELICIOUS and filling fat burning green smoothies daily plus two healthy snacks?. Doing so helps:
• The body get rid of accumulated toxins that can make it hard to lose weight and keep it off.
• Nourish the cells from the inside out.
• Rebalance hormone levels to promote weight loss.
• Reset the brain to help eradicate food cravings that can thwart weight loss.
• Optimize energy levels by healing the metabolism thus putting the body in a fat burning mode.

The above, in addition to the simplicity of this program, is what makes it revolutionary and unique. The best part is that all these facts are based on scientific literature. The cleanse guide also provides:
• A master formula to create the perfect filling and FAT-BURNING smoothie.
• Tips on how to deal with unplanned events.
• A list of proven health benefits of green leafy vegetables.
• Details about the six foods that need to be avoided for optimal health and rapid weight loss.
• A thorough explanation about why blending is way healthier than juicing.
• A list of scrumptious meal recipes and snack ideas.
• Tips on how to optimize the cleanse, save time when making smoothies and how to blend the perfect smoothie.
• Suggestions on how to safely modify the green smoothie recipes to suit individual preferences.
• Tips on how to maintain the lost weight as well as factors that can cause weight fluctuations.
• Unique advice on how to choose the best protein powders out there and how to add them to the smoothies for those who are highly active and need more protein.
• And much, much more!

There is ZERO guesswork involved in this 10-day cleanse– everything is laid out in a very simple ‘start with this, then do that’ set of advice. Once the program is purchased, the user gets instant access to step-by-step instructional videos, printable shopping list and delicious recipes, as well as the PDF manual to guide you through the entire program.Worried that this program will break the bank? Don’t be: the ingredients required in the smoothie recipes are easily affordable and widely available – you won’t need to go on a safari to find the ingredients needed during the 10-day cleanse.

Need to lose more than 10 pounds? The cleanse also offers a 30 day challenge which consists of three 10-day cleanses and three to five days of rest in between each cleanse. If the challenge sounds daunting, you also have the possibility to try the modified daily cleanse plan during which one of the three green smoothies is replaced by a solid meal.

All the recipes are gluten-free and vegan and the smoothies can be consumed by everyone irrespective of age, ethnicity or amount of excess weight to lose. However, you may still want to get the green lights from your health care provider before starting this cleanse. Moreover, we do not recommend that you start the cleanse if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

For way less than you’d spend on a dietitian or personal trainer, you can download the complete 10-day green smoothie cleanse that has the potential to completely change your life. Pay only $47 today for immediate access to the program and, if for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied with the program within 60 days after purchase, simply ask customer service for a no-question-asked refund.

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6 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

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The holidays are supposed to be merry and bright, but they can be unnecessarily stressful—causing anxiety. Get a jump-start on your holiday cheer and see it last the whole season through with these six tips to keep your stress levels low and your holiday happiness high!

1. Exercise for at least 30 minutes daily

Never underestimate the power of exercise. Make time each day for a little calorie-burning session. It doesn’t have to be an intense workout, just something to get your heart rate up to get the endorphins going. This time of year offers a lot of unique ways to burn calories. Take a break from the gym and try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or sledding.

2. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine

Caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine are stimulants which may increase your heart rate and cause anxiety. Instead of alcohol, drink water, or natural fruit juice. Sodas are not a good alternative to alcohol because sugar also has many adverse effects on the body, which can become worse when stressed.

3. Do your shopping early, or online. Or better yet – at small businesses.

If you are the door-buster type, waking up early on Black Friday to get the deals can be quite the rush. It can also be a huge nightmare causing undue stress and anxiety. You can usually find deals that are just as good, but without the crowds, before Thanksgiving and after Christmas. Shopping online can be much less stressful—you don’t even have to get dressed or fight for a parking spot! Shopping at local businesses is also great because they are usually less busy, have unique items, and more of your money will stay in the community.

4. Get enough sleep

Getting adequate sleep helps with digestion, clarity of mind, immunity and morale. Sleeping-in because you went to bed late doesn’t produce the most quality sleep. Getting to bed earlier and waking up earlier gives the body more restful sleep and allows for a more productive morning, giving you time to get things done so you are less stressed throughout the day.

5. Eat regularly

If you feel like the world is crashing down around you and you are about to just toss in the towel and cancel Christmas—ask yourself, “ When was the last time I ate?” Hunger is a very real ailment that gets the best of us when we allow our blood sugar to drop from not eating regularly. It’s best to avoid this in others as well, so make sure you have snacks on hand, especially if you decide to brave the crowds on Black Friday.

6. Learn to say ‘No’

The holidays are a time when people want to be around the ones they love. Between family members, friends and neighbors, the number of invites to gatherings can become overwhelming. Learn to say ‘no’ to avoid over-committing and you will save yourself from being spread too thin. Also, keep an eye on your budget. Over-spending in December makes for a depressing January when the bills show up. Say ‘no’ to buying things you don’t need.

An All Around Healthy Body

49 Basic Nutritional Supplements For An All-Around Healthy Body

There are a lot of nutritional supplements out there. For some, it can be daunting to know what to take, and what parts of the body they benefit.

This graphic shows some basic nutrients that support the skin, brain, eyes, lungs, intestines, bones, colon, joints, muscles and heart. If you want to dig further into a specific area, and go beyond these basic nutrients, try out our Health Assessment quiz to see what could help you for your specific needs.

 

 

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Supplements for the Heart:

  • Omega 3 EFAs
  • Soluble Fiber
  • B-Complex Vitamins
  • Reservatrol
  • Calcium and Magnesium
  • Vitamins A, C, and E

Supplements for Muscles:

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • B Vitamins
  • Antioxidants

Supplements for Joints:

  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin
  • Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Antioxidants

Supplements for the Colon:

  • Fiber

Supplements for Bones:

  • Calcium and Magnesium
  • Vitamin D
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B12

Supplements for Digestion

  • Fiber
  • Probiotics

Supplements for the Lungs

  • Lycopene
  • Beta-carotene
  • Lutein
  • Resveratrol

Supplements for Eyes

  • Vitamins A, C, and E
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Beta-carotene
  • Selenium

Supplements for the Brain

  • Omega 3 EFAs
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin E

Supplements for the Skin

  • Silica
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Vitamins A, C, and E
  • Omega 3 EFAs

Better Night’s Sleep

5 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

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Americans get 20% less sleep today than they did 100 years ago. More stress? Probably. Less physical activity? Perhaps.

In any case, some type of insomnia will affect one in three of us. And women, you’re up to twice as likely to experience sleeplessness as men.

But don’t take this news lying down (staring at the ceiling). Here are 5 tips to do your part to make every night a restful night.

Time

Allow yourself some time to wind down each evening. Bustling around, trying to get a few more things done before you retire is counter-productive to good sleep. Even social networking before bed can stimulate the brain, making it hard to truly relax when your head hits the pillow.

Environment

Some people can sleep anywhere. Most of us can’t. Creating a sleep-friendly environment might include controlling the amount of light in your bedroom, your room temperature and the amount of noise reaching your ears. Consider black-out curtains, earplugs, turning on a fan, listening to mellow music, a bark collar for the dog and other changes that might make your sleep room a better place for real rest.

Create a Routine

Doing the same thing every night can help train your body that it’s time for sleep. Drink a glass of warm milk, brush your teeth, read for 10 minutes, then listen to relaxing music. Whatever your routine should be, stick with it for at least two weeks and see if sleep is less elusive. Note: Exercising too close to bedtime can stimulate the mind, making sleep much more difficult for some people.

Get comfortable

Don’t underestimate the importance of a good mattress and/or pillow. Before you buy a new mattress, do some research. Talk to friends, check out blogs and ask about doing a 30-day test-run to see if you like it. Nowadays you can choose from air, gel, water, and good old springs and foam. People are quite different and so are mattresses!

Supplements for Sleep

Herbs and supplements for sleep can play an important role in getting proper rest.

  • Valerian root has been used for over a thousand years to help people sleep. It helps relax the central nervous system, promotes feelings of calm and can help decrease anxiety or stress. And unlike some sleep aids, it does NOT leave you feeling groggy.
  • Hops flowers have nervine properties and promote restful sleep.
  • Passionflower can help relax tense muscles and soothe frayed nerves.
  • Lavender is the most popular essential oil for relaxation and encouraging sleep. Diffuse lavender in your bedroom or spray a mist of it onto sheets and pillows before bed.
  • Melatonin is a hormone naturally present in the brain. It can help restore the body’s natural sleep rhythm and may help you feel more alert and rested when you awake. Our bodies make less melatonin as we age. NOTE: don’t use melatonin during the day; not for pregnant women.

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Bitter Foods and Herbs

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Bitter Foods and Herbs

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While in Las Vegas during Leader’s Conference, I sat in on a discussion with some of the best herbalists in the world. One topic that they brought up was the importance of the taste of bitterness in some foods and herbs. The “bitterness” on our taste buds alone is a nutrient, in a sense. The bitterness sends a chemical reaction throughout out bodies and has numerous health benefits. When you sweeten bitter foods, you often destroy the majority of the health benefit of that particular food.

Many nutritionists, herbalists, and other health experts believe that far too many modern industrialized humans are deficient in bitter substances, which in part contributes to our epic rise in digestive related illnesses, inflammatory conditions, immune challenges, diabetes, and more. Source.

In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, “One study found that only 5% to 8% of the calories we eat are bitter. But the compounds that make foods taste bitter (carotenoids in sweet potatoes and spinach, flavonoids in cranberries and kale, polyphenols in wine) also make them good for us. Consider the initial taste shock of bitter foods such as cranberries, cocoa and kale to be positive, rather than negative. Bitter = healthful.

Here are a few of the health benefits of bitter foods.

1. Helps to absorb nutrients

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While bitterness is often perceived as unpleasant, the interaction between bitter constituents in foods and our bitter taste receptors stimulate the production of gastric acid in the stomach. This helps prime the stomach for the food it is about to encounter. “Bitter foods and herbs help to stimulate digestive juices and support food digestion,” says professional dietitian Nicole Dube of Halifax, N.S. “Bitter foods help stimulate our taste receptors on the tongue, which subsequently stimulates enzyme production and bile flow. The better your food is digested, the more nutrients you will absorb from your food. It doesn’t matter what you eat, if you can’t absorb it, it won’t be of much benefit to you.” Dube often recommends eating a dandelion salad for people with digestive problems.

2. Balances taste buds and controls that sweet tooth

The more bitter greens we eat, the more bitter greens we want.

“We all have different sensory levels. It depends on genetics, what you’ve trained your body to like, what your mother ate when you were in utero or what your heritage is,” says Theresa Albert, a Toronto-based registered nutritionist and founder of the website, My Friend in Food. In Ayurvedic tradition, bitter foods are thought to reduce food cravings and aid in weight loss. In TCM, bitter foods are prized for ‘removing heat’ in the body – could that speak to their very modern ‘anti-inflammatory’ benefits? Source.

3. Cleanses the body

Bitter roots and veggies contain fiber to help sweep wastes through the digestive tract. Bitter foods also contain sulfur-based compounds which support the natural detoxification pathways in the liver; helping it to do what it is meant to do – keep your body clean and clear.

“We’re just starting to discover the benefits of greens,” says Albert, who explains that centuries ago, in ancient Chinese and Hindu diets, culinary traditions regularly included bitter foods.

4. Stimulates metabolism

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Bitter foods and herbs like green tea have been shown to boost metabolism. Drinking green tea is one of the easiest ways to rev up your metabolism. A study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea-extract increases the metabolism by 4% over a 24-hour period. Green tea has also been shown to inhibit fat absorption—the movement of glucose into fat cells, [support healthy] glucose levels after eating a meal, prevent insulin spikes which prevents fat storage, and reduce appetite. People that choose sweet foods over bitter foods are also at risk for metabolic syndrome. Source.

5. Fights free radicals and stimulates immune function

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Recent studies have shown that bitter foods, including dark chocolate, can help fight free radicals in the body. Of course, Bitter foods are usually nutrient dense Bitter foods pack plenty of nutrition into each bite. For instance, beta-carotene for healthy skin; folate for a healthy nervous system; vitamin K for healthy blood clotting and phyto-chemicals for healthy inflammation response, managing cholesterol, balance hormones, detoxify the blood and metabolizes fats. Many greens are also mineral rich; gentle cooking will help make those minerals more bioavailable to the human body.

List of some bitter foods and herbs

There are a wide variety of bitter foods and herbs. Some of them are best taken as a tea to help your body register the bitter taste to get the digestive juices flowing. Some better foods and herbs include:

“One of the most neglected concepts in Western health and nutritional theory is that of balance. Chinese medicine, on the other hand, heavily emphasizes balance when it comes to diet and strives to maintain that over all else. The human body is wired to maintain balance over all else. Imbalances, especially in diet, always cause over compensation in the opposite direction in order to maintain the yin/yang balance that keeps the body in homeostasis. That is why dietary changes are best implemented slowly, so that the body is not thrown into a state of shock and can adjust accordingly.

“In terms of dietary balance, most Westerners severely neglect the bitter flavor/taste element in favor of more appealing and ‘friendly’ choices like sweet or salty. However, this is inherently problematic as the bitter flavor is an essential component of maintaing balance and health. Bitter foods and herbs have many important functions in the body, specifically in regards to the liver, detoxification and digestion – is it not a coincidence that these areas of health are some of the most problematic for Westerners? In fact, ask any acupuncturist which disorder (read: imbalance) is most commonly seen in their practice and they will happily tell you it is liver qi stagnation, which is treated with bitter herbs and foods, among other things.

It’s understandable that people avoid bitter foods as they can be somewhat unpleasant, however, there are many time tested, delicious ways to integrate bitter foods into common recipes. What’s more is that bitter foods usually make you feel great — especially those that directly affect the liver. A few seconds of a bitter taste is very little to go through in exchange for drastically improves health if you ask me…”

– Truth The Brilliance of Bitter By Marc David | Psychology of Eating

Supper Supplements & Stress

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Balanced nutrients are often in short supply during periods of physical stress or convalescence, or in a diet consisting of mostly processed foods. Super Supplemental can help fill the void. It packs 12 vitamins, 10 minerals, 10 amino acids, 10 herbs, 12 fruit powders, three veggie powders, plus lutein, lycopene, inositol, PABA and choline for practically unbeatable supplement and antioxidant support.

Check Out What the Right Chinese Herbs Can Do For You

By Dan Bischoff

Eastern-based health treatments are showing up more often in practical medicine as Western doctors begin to understand the incredible benefits from these ancient methods. Chinese-chinese-herbsbased procedures are now being used to treat pain and stress, and create balance in the body’s systems.Techniques like acupuncture, massage, meditation, dietary therapies, herbs and Eastern exercises (like yoga and tai chi) are becoming more popular as patients turn to less invasive, more natural treatments. Hundreds of herbs used today have a history dating back at least 2,000 years and many people use herbs to supplement, and sometimes even replace, modern drug prescriptions.

Several products in the Nature’s Sunshine line use Chinese herbs to balance energy channels in the body to nourish adrenal glands, energize, maintain immunity and increase mental clarity and focus. The products were created using thousands of years
of research and results as people found these supplements increased their overall feeling of health.

For instance, Mineral-Chi Tonic contains herbal ingredients like lycii, eleuthero and astragalus root, and ginkgo to strengthen the glandular system and provide the body with a full range of naturally chelated trace minerals.

If you’re suffering from insomnia or agitation, Chinese Nervous Fatigue utilizes biota and jujuba seeds, schizandra fruit and ginseng to help relieve stress, promote healthy sleep, invigorate and support the circulatory system. By using this fire-enhancing formula, research has demonstrated the body can be nurtured while healing unbalanced systems.

KB-C Chinese is a unique formula. Also known as jian gu, it’s translation means “to strengthen the bones.” This powerful herb combination is designed to nutritionally support the kidneys and urinary system while providing healthy joint assistance. It’s main ingredient, eucommia bark, has been used to treat weakness for centuries and Chinese practitioners believe it nourishes ligaments and bones. Additionally, achyranthes is chinese herbsregularly used to comfort the body.

The harmonizing combination of Liver Balance Chinese includes several tried and true herbs like scute, bupleurum and atractylodes to calm a stressed-out nervous system. Known as the “cooling herb”, bupleurum is believed to increase the flow of chi (the body’s life force) to reduce stress-induced symptoms in the body and mind.

More than ever, American practitioners are recognizing the value of these herbal combinations that have been used, monitored and researched for thousands of years by trained Chinese specialists. Patients using these treatments often report feeling healthier, having an increased sense of well-being and a higher level of energy. Maybe it’s time you gave Chinese herbs a try.