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What’s The Daniel Diet

Have you heard of the Daniel Diet? It is based on the book of Daniel on the bible, which is often credited as the ancient foundation for a plant-based diet. On Chapter 10, the book describes the vegan fast the Prophet Daniel followed: “I ate no delicacies, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

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What Does It Mean When You Crave Salt (And How To Stop It)

Do you feel like you crave salt regularly? Think you eat way too may salty foods? Or maybe not enough? Yes, eating too much salt is bad, but eating too little is bad too. Salt is necessary to control the balance of body fluids, provide vital trace minerals and is crucial for growth and reproduction. So do you have cravings?

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How Constellation Therapy Can Affect Your Weight, Health And Happiness

There’s a unique type of detox (or cleanse) work that is more energetic and has to do with family dynamics. Your relationship with your family can affect your weight, health and happiness. I’ve interviewed here a Familiy Constellation facilitator and therapist to learn a bit more about this powerful type of work.

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The Power Of Words

Every day for a month I said negative and demeaning words to what I called the “bad apple”. Things like “you’re nasty, fat and ugly. You’re stupid and incapable. You can’t do anything right. Why do you even try! You suck and I hate you”.

The other half, the “good apple” heard beautiful words of encouragement. I told her things like: “you are so smart, amazing, sweet and gentle. You are amazing and I am in awe of you, you are the best, I love you”. The first 7-10 days not much was happening… but then things started to change.

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Food Allergy Elimination Diet

Ever wonder how to do a food allergy elimination diet? IF you are having food allergies or intolerances, you might want to eliminate certain foods from your diet for a few weeks, allow your body to heal and then slowly re-introduce foods to help you learn what helps and what doesn’t.

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This is the WORST protein powder EVER! – WHEY

Do you even know where Whey comes from? It’s a byproduct of milk that is produced during the cheese making process. By definition, it is the waste of the cheese processing industry. It is a very popular supplement that many doctors consider toxic! So what is it and why is it bad for you?!

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Moxibustion for Injury Healing

I had abdominal surgery a few weeks ago to remove benign (but pesky) tumors in my uterus (also known as fibroids). I’ve been using a few alternative treatments to help me recover faster and more effectively. Using a moxa stick or moxibustion is one of the ways I’m managing pain and reduce inflammation associated with major surgery.

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Quinoa’s Dirty Little Secret

The price of quinoa has tripled since 2006, making it almost impossible for the people of the Andes, the original consumers of quinoa, to afford it any more! If you’re a vegan or vegetarian or someone who is just trying to eat a little more consciously, you probably consume quinoa fairly often. You probably consider things like sustainability, water and energy footprint and in general are aware of the effect your choices make on the lives of thousands around the world.

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Recovering from Fibroid Surgery the Holistic Wellness Way

I’ve been home with friends and family recovering from abdominal surgery to remove a pesky fibroid (myomectomy) that sort of died inside of me and was wrecking undo havoc in my life. I’m getting stronger and feeling better and I wanted to share here some of the alternative holistic treatments I’m doing from home to help speed my recovery.

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Why I’m Switching To A Bamboo Toothbrush (And Get A Chance To Win One)

Throughout the years, as I continue learning about how to be respectful and honor myself and my home (planet earth), I’ve made major changes that I believe are better for my body and for the environment. So with my latest switch, I wanted to tell you a bit about my experience in hopes that it can help you make a conscious decision. And here it is: A Bamboo Brush!

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Are You Concerned About The Spread Of Ebola?

People are so concerned about Ebola -which is a highly contagious, terrifying and yet rare virus, with the media and our collective voices slowly creeping up to near panic
While nobody seems terribly concerned about the chemicals and toxins in our food that are killing your loved ones by the millions.

Ebola has killed 1 human in the US as of mid Oct 2014 and heart disease killed 500k in the last 12 months.

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I Want A Plant-Based Diet (But Don’t Call Me A Vegan!)

Are you ready try a plant-based diet, but having trouble going 100% vegan? Maybe you’re the kind that says I just can’t give up your cheese plate or you just want to order the occasional fish plate when you go out to dinner. Or you just simply need some structure to help you add more veggies into every single one of your plates.

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How Do You Get Rid Of Cellulite?

Can you really get rid of cellulite? This is the age-old question for the roughly 80% of women out there suffering from pesky cellulite. The short answer is YES! I believe you can. The long answer is, this is a very complex question and the answer can vary from person to person, depending on your diet, lifestyle, genes, even your level of toxicity (which varies from person to person).

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The Food For Thought Summit Coming Soon!

Food For Thought: The Mind, Body, Spirit Summit! From April 14th-18th, I’ll be interviewing top wellness experts (doctors, nutritionists, therapists, coaches, best-selling authors) on how they manage to sustain a healthy lifestyle. All interviews will be available online at the Food For Thought website.

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Watch Me Get Hypnotized!

In this follow up video about the topic of hypnosis, I actually went a little crazy and agreed to let Grace hypnotize me in front of the camera! I thought it would be awkward and that I’d have to delete the video but the experience was very very sweet. Check out my mini-hypnosis session and see for yourself what it is all about!

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The Power of Hypnosis

Do you believe in hypnosis? I must admit I didn’t until I met the woman I’m interviewing on this video. In fact, I tried hypnosis as part of a therapy session years ago and I thought it was a bunch of bologna! But when I met Grace, she was very graceful (and patient), explaining to me what hypnosis was and more importantly, what it wasn’t!! Check out this interview to learn more.

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My Issues With Body Image Issues

I don’t know about you but I’m sick and tired of the skinny obsession in this country. It’s bullshit. WOMEN, we’re supposed to HAVE CURVES! I have yet to meet a man that doesn’t like curves in a woman’s body.
For me, this is a highly spirited topic and I hope this video will help motivate you and see your own beauty and worth!

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My Birthday Wish For You

As many people out there, I take the days leading up to my birthday to reflect on the previous year, toss away what didn’t serve me, and make space for new experiences that will help me move forward and become a better, bigger, wiser, kinder, better person. This year, I want to be open to receive and in order to do that, I need to embrace giving (you know, to open up some room for all that receiving coming my way!)

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Breakfast Smoothies In 5 Minutes Or Less

I get people telling me all the time that they want to juice and blend but that they have no time. That the prep time is too long, or the clean up is a pain.

BULL CRAP! I’ve been juicing almost every day for 10+ years and blending for the last 5 or 6 and if I learned one thing during this process is that WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY!

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5 “Healthy Habits” That Are Not That Great For You

I spend my days educating people how to create lifestyle changes that will help them be healthy, stronger and extend their longevity. I also spend a lot of time debunking myths and helping people move away from habits that have long be considered “healthy” but that may be some of the stupidest things we do that are keeping us from reaching our wellness goals.

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The Raw Almond Milk That Will Change Your Life

Interview with a wellness warrior and founder of Mylkman, a milk alternative delivery company in Southern California. His name is Jeff Leaf and ever since I first tasted the “mylk” I wanted to meet him and pick his brain about the goodness of his product, his personal wellness journey and how’s he’s helping the world become healthier, one bottle of mylk at a time.

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How To Eat Healthy When Traveling

One thing that I struggle with a lot when traveling, especially to place with traditionally little to no healthy alternative, is how to stay true to my lifestyle and making food choices that will keep me healthy and strong while on the road. Check out this video for some common sense tips that could make or break your travel experience.

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Easy Healthy Picnic Alternatives

Do you like picnics as much as I do? But don’t care for some of the typical Picnic foods that people eat. Those bags of chips, fatty cheese and embutidos (or sausage-like substances) only lead to inflammation, acidity and nastiness. Not worthy when you’re trying to have a great time.

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Can Your Health And Productivity At Work Live In Harmony?

Whether you work in an office, for yourself or are still going through school, inevitably there will be times when you are not paying attention to your diet or your personal growth practices and that could lead to a downward spiral of pure trouble and can eventually wreak havoc in your health, state of mind and your productivity at work.

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How To Get Immediate Constipation Relief

Tens of millions of people suffer from constipation more than 3 times a week. In fact, there are tons of people out there that can go up to a week without going! You shouldn’t have to suffer through that. Pooping is a natural process that should happen effortlessly 2-3 times per day if you are healthy and eat the foods that your body was genetically designed to eat.

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Are The Food Ads on TV examples of False Advertising?

You may be wondering the same thing: what’s up with all the ads claiming things that are not really true. Ads about juices that are 100% fruit juice and yogurts that will help you poop better and cereals that will help you lose weight and all kinds of other “foods” that are (supposedly) great for you and will make you smart, popular, healthy and successful.

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Bad Mood Busters – 5 things you can do today to combat a negative mindset

We all get down or moody every now and then. It tends to happen at certain times of the year, like in winter time, or after a stressful week.
Sometimes being in a bad mood can last for a while, often without you really putting your finger on it or figuring out why!
If you are sick and tired of feeling moody or having all of these negative thoughts coming to your mind on a regular basis, you might want to try one (or more) of these 5 Bad Mood Boosters. They work wonders for me!

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How to Practice Visualization

Visualization is a great technique to help you get a clear idea of what you want in life and set your thoughts and intentions to help attract it. You learn to feel, see, actually experience something you want in your life, like a dream or a vivid movie. And see yourself in that “movie”, walking in it, experiencing it and being part of it. Experience it in your mind as if it is already happening.

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The Benefits of Hemp

Hemp is an ancient plant that has many industrial uses, for clothing, to accessories and even furniture making. It has been in use for hundreds of years in places like Japan, India and the middle east.
But you can also obtain many health benefits from it by adding the seeds to your diet.

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Rebel Against Cruelty

I wonder if we have all lost our “common sense” gene. That little gene that tells us, no matter how old we are, that it is not okay to harass, hurt or torment others. But how do you nurture that common sense “gene” and let it make you stronger so that you can you rebel against anything cruel, limiting or unfair?

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6 Foods To Eat Before/After A Workout

Regular exercise is an essential part of healthy living. It helps your body stay strong and flexible, helps your blood sugar stay balanced and your blood pumping. It is important also to give your body the right fuel it needs for energy endurance and repair before, during and after your workout. These foods will help you reach your workout goals faster and get that sexy body in shape quicker.

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