Cinnamon Tahini Cookies – Simple Vegan Recipes, Part 2


I’M MAKING VEGAN COOKIES! Think it’s too hard or not tasty? Think again. Part 2 of a 3-part cooking series is a crazy easy recipe for cinnamon tahini cookies!

So if you’re interested in simple plant-based meals using 5 ingredients or less, this is a recipe for you. The prep time for this recipe is a whopping 3 minutes and the cook time just 10!

Check out Jenne and I make this recipe and go on to make them yourself!

SHARE this video with all your friends who are interested in learning to bake and cook plant-based recipes!

Sweet Potato Falafel – Simple Vegan Recipes, Part 1


I’ve been wanting to create a series of cooking videos to show you how easy it is to eat a clean, healthy diet without breaking the bank. I’m really fortunate to have partnered with vegan chef Jenne Claiborne, author of the “5 Ingredient Vegan” to create these fun, delicious, simple vegan recipes.

If you’re interested in simple plant-based meals using as little as 5 ingredients and that take just minutes to prepare and enjoy, these video series was made for you!

Today’s is a recipe for a fantastic sweet potato falafel. Check it out!

What did you think? Easy enough, right? You must try these recipe because it is too yummy not to! Please SHARE with all your friends and leave a comment to let me know how your recipe turned out!

 

Natural Heartburn Remedies Tummy Tuck Series, Part 5


Acid Reflux happens as a result of indigestion, when the digestive acids from the stomach flow up into the esophagus. This causes acid reflux and results in burning sensation in the heart region.

If you are experiencing acid reflux symptoms, treat it immediately. Neglecting it can result in greater problems since the lining of the esophagus will get destroyed and will lead to greater problems.

Check out my tips on how to avoid heartburn for good!

You can try just one at a time or more than once. Which one would you want to check out first? Which one have you tried before? Let me know in the comments below!

Home Remedies For Indigestion – Tummy Tuck Series, Part 4



Part 4 of the Tummy Tuck Series is here! Today’s topic is all about INDIGESTION!

Indigestion refers to an upset stomach. Some of the symptoms to look for include belching or burping, nausea, bloated stomach, abdominal discomfort in upper abdominal area.

Check out this video to learn easy home-made remedies for indigestion and upset stomach.

Easy enough right? How about you go check out the remedy and them let me know how it worked out for you!

Food Combining Diet, Tummy Tuck Series, Part 3




We have talked about the food combining principles here a few times before. I’ve been following these principles in one form or another for years and I credit them for helping me manage my worst digestive symptoms, like bloating, painful gas, indigestion and constipation.

The concept can be a bit complex if it’s your first time but not to worry! I’ve created this video to help you get the basic principles of Food Combining down and help you use them in your daily routine.

So go to the video to check them out right now!

Fun right?! If you were to pick just one of these principles to start using now, which one would it be? Why? Let me know in the comments below!

How To Relieve Bloating – Tummy Tuck Series, Part 2 with Jovanka Ciares



Bloating can truly wreck havoc in your day.

Imagine being at work…getting ready for a staff meeting and you start to not feel well. Your clothes don’t fit and you are sending silent but deadly reminders of that meal from last night.

First, it’s important to understand where bloating stems from so you can alter your habits accordingly. If bloating still occurs, then I’m going to give you the one little recipe that has helped me/my clients for years! This stuff is truly amazing!

What is the one thing you’ll start doing TODAY to get immediate relief from bloating? Let me know in the comments below!

What Wrecks A Havoc In Your Digestion – Tummy Tuck Series Part 1 of 5

Welcome to part 1 of a 5 part video series about improving your digestion and easy, home-made remedies for the most common digestive ailments out there.

But before we dive into it, it’s important to know what you might be doing to cause havoc in your digestive track and (more importantly), what to do about it!

As you surely have experienced, even if you have the healthiest meal, you may suffer from indigestion, gas and bloating after a meal from time to time.

So this first video will be about basic things to avoid and basic things to do in order to feel light and satisfied after each and every meal!

Are you willing to try some of these things to take control over your tummy? What are you willing to do first?

Let me know and SHARE with all of your friends!

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!

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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