How I Managed My Uterine Fibroids

My fibroids were one of the first reasons (ulcers being the other) why I started to learn about wellness, which eventually lead to a career change and a live-long passion.

Fibroids are benign tumors that grown in or on your uterus and can cause heavy period, absence of period, pelvic pain, anemia, infertility and even depression.

There is some genetic predisposition to getting fibroids and age also has something to do with it (most women get theirs around the age of 30).

But for the most part, poor diet, exposure to excess estrogen in the food and environment, hormonal disruption and toxicity are known to be major factors affecting the development of fibroids in the body.

So those are the things I addressed when I was looking for natural alternatives to manage and shrink my fibroids naturally. Here are a few of the things that I worked on and that were effective for me! Check out the video to learn what those are:

I urge you to please check with your doctor before trying any supplements or alternative treatments.

Do you suffer from fibroids? Have alternative treatment helped you in any way?

Let’s use this forum as a sounding board for all of you with fibroids and other disruptive hormonal issues.

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

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.

The good news is that you can embrace a “plant-strong” diet too without having to put labels that may seem uncomfortable.

Here are some easy steps to get you closer to a “plant-strong eater

There you have it!

Which one of these have your tried already? Which one are you interested in trying next? Let me know below!

How To Make A Detox Bath

Detox is a process your body does naturally without you even knowing it.  However, the capacity of your body’s detoxification process is not endless. AND, your body may not be equipped to handle the barrage of toxicity is it exposed to.

But do not despair. There is a fun, cheap, easy-to-do activity that can help out as it will encourage the body to efficiently flush out toxins. A BATH!

A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies that can be done to facilitate and enhance our body’s natural detoxification process.

There are a few types of detox baths that you can do, all of whom are extremely easy to do, inexpensive, requiring only a couple of ingredients. Check out 2 of my favorite ones here!

Do you have other detox bath ideas? What are some of the stuff that you use on your bath that you know help in the detox process? Let me know by sharing below!

3 Reasons To Detox And 3 Ways To Start

The more toxins we are exposed to, the harder the body has to work at eliminating these toxins.

The list of toxins that could potentially harm our bodies is almost endless.

You haven’t even left your house, and you’re already ingesting dozens of these chemicals, pollutants and carcinogens.

There are many reasons for you to detox and on this video I will share just 3 of them. I will also share 3 simple easy tips you can do to help minimize your exposure to toxins and pollutants and become, stronger, healthier and happier.

Check out the video!

So now, tell me: Which of these ones are you willing to try first? Are you on your way to a cleaner, healthier body and home?

Let me know in the comments below!

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 (and for the men who have to hear the regular complaints!)

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).

I also started practicing some beautifying routines that I’m sharing on today’s video with you. Check them out and let’s put them in practice and get rid of the cellulite once and for all!

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I still have cellulite (yes, I hate it too) but I have a LOT less than I did years ago when I was still eating foods that are considered to be “okay” but we all know deep down are not that “okay” for us.

Patience and perseverance are KEY! You must try these for a minimum of 8 weeks before you start seeing results. Give them a try and let me know below how is your progress going!

Why I Only Use Products That Do Not Test On Animals

Did you know that 15 Billion animals are burned, tortured and operated on (with NO anesthesia) every year to test your cosmetics, cleaners and  perfumes.

15 BILLION!

Why do they have to suffer for us to have ONE more bottle of perfume, ONE more lipsticks! Check out today’s video to learn more!

This is a controversial, uncomfortable and important conversation that we must start having today. Change happens from a place of discomfort. Let’s get really uncomfortable about the abuses that these creatures suffer and make a significant difference with our wallets.

That’s the only language companies understand and they will have to listen!

What’s your take on this issue? Would you consider buying products that specifically say they don’t test on animals? Let me know in the comments below!

The Food For Thought Summit Coming Soon!

For the last 4 months, I’ve been working on a little project that I’m really excited about and now I’m ready to share with you!

It’s called 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.

Since I know you’ve been searching for practical ways to live a healthier, more active lifestyle, the Food for Thought Summit is here to help you!

The #1 reason why people struggle to keep a healthy lifestyle is overwhelm. There’s just too much information out there! This summit will help you cut through the clutter, learn ways to stay motivated and create your own personal wellness revolution!

Click Here to check out the website and more details!

As a loyal member of my community you have immediate access to the summit and the Facebook Group Absolutely FREE!

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Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss And More

Intermittent fasting is all the rage, people talking about it left and right.. But what the heck it is?

This is not really a fast and it is also no (technically) a diet, but rather a WAY OF EATING.

In simpler terms: it’s making a conscious decision to limit your meal to certain limited hours of the day. Watch this video for a detailed explanation of what it is, how to follow through with it and find out whether or not, this is the right diet regime for YOU!

In the comments below the video tell me: Do you think you would try it? Do you think it would be effective in your weight loss and/or detox goals? Why or why not?

Let me know in the comments below!

Foods I (Still) Rely On To Prevent An Upset Stomach (Interview)

When going out to dinner with friends, do you feel anxiety while looking over the menu, as you search for an option that won’t put your digestion in turmoil?

Maybe you even feel like there’s something wrong with you, because you have so many “food issues.” You constantly worry about what to eat, because you struggle almost daily with constipation, bloating, or heartburn.

Not just that, but your energy lags and brain fog stop you from being productive towards your big dreams.

If this is you, know that you are part of the 91% of women that say digestion issues get in the way of their daily life! That’s why I’m so glad that my friend Nadya Andreeva is on a mission to end the bloating and constipation epidemic spreading among women in the Western world in her new book: Happy Belly: A Woman’s Guide to Feeling Vibrant, Light, and Balanced.

Nadya is a fellow wellness expert, specializing in digestive health. I’m super excited to share a special interview I did with Nadya, where I reveal my own story and issues with my belly, the foods that I still rely on to prevent an upset stomach and lots of tips to help you in your journey. Check out the interview here!

Home Remedies For Sinus Infections

You’re suffering from a sinus infection and it’s awful! I know, I’ve been there. You may even be on antibiotics but heck, you still have to wait up to 10 days for relief and suffer through bad nights and exhausting days while your body fights the infection.

Well, suffer no more!

Here are a few awesome tips that you can start doing NOW and that will get you feeling better in a matter of MINUTES.

These are real easy home remedies that have proven to be extremely effective to thousands of people. I used them back in the day (fortunately I haven’t had one of those nasty infections in years) and my clients also swear by them.

 So give them a try and please, let me know how you feel! Have any of these helped you? Which one?

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!

What did you think? Mumbo Jumbo or inspirational? Let me know in the comments box below!

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.

What’s your opinion about this controversial topic? Did we convince you to at least do your own homework and find answers? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Why is Working Out So Important

I admit it, I hate working out! That’s right, I said it! I don’t like gyms, people screaming at me to “motivate me” or weight rooms.  But I recognize how essential it is to shake your butt on a regular basis.

That’s why I decided to interview my friend and fitness expert Sylvia Nasser. Sylvia can teach you to love workouts and motivate you like no one else I’ve ever met and I wanted to get her take on why working out is so important and how you can get motivated to shake you butt as well!

Check out the interview below!

So… do you struggle to find time and motivation to exercise? What do you normally do as a workout? Let me know in the comment section below!

How Not To Get Sick (When Everyone Else Is)

Are you the kind that gets sick every other month? I mean, you get the flu in the fall/winter, you catch all your co-workers germs, get the summer cold that only a few get.

In a nutshell, you’re sick of getting sick!

So how do you protect yourself from all those germs, strengthen your immunity and stop getting sick when everyone else around you is?

Check out this video to learn more!

Which one of these tips are you most likely to implement first? Let me know in the comments below!

My First TEDx Talk!

A few months ago I was invited by the amazing women at Barnard College to be part of their TEDxBarnardCollege event.The video is now available on YouTube and of course I immediately wanted to share it with you all here.

My talk is part personal story, part motivational message. I poured my heart and soul into this talk, shared things that most of my closest friends didn’t know about and in the process, became stronger and wiser.

I’m sharing this talk with you here in hopes it can inspire you in some small measure. Thank you for listening!

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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