Learn How To Meditate

I often say that meditation is the practice of training the mind to achieve control, peace and other benefits.

Others may define it differently and that is because meditation is a personal, highly individual practice, subject to interpretation and often adjusted based on the person’s needs, tastes and lifestyle.

Today’s video below will give you a few very useful pointers to help you start a personal and fulfilling meditation practice.

Do you meditate? Do you know anyone who does? What has been your experience? Let me know. Leave your comment below this video!



Healthy Looking Skin With Dry Brushing

What is the largest organ in the body?
What organ eliminates two pounds of waste acids daily?
When the blood is full of toxic materials, what organ will reflect this with problems?

That’s right: The Skin!

Get beautiful skin (and get rid of the cellulite) with dry skin brushing.

Check out today’s video to learn the benefits of this easy-to-do daily beauty routine.

Dry skin brushing is one of the healthier self-help methods available to us today. Try it today and leave a comment or like it on facebook.

The Power of Juicing For Detox And Beauty

I consider juicing to be my fountain of youth. The juice of organic vegetables will not only speed up the process of detoxification, it will flood your body with enzymes, vitamins and minerals for quick absorption….and greatly benefit the immune system.

It’s a win-win!

Check out today’s video below to learn more.

So tell me, what’s your favorite combination of fruits and veggies? What has been your experience with juicing so far?

Leave a comment below, share with your friends on facebook and click the “like” button below.

What Is The Food Combination Diet?

How can I eat a healthy and balanced diet and lose weight at the same time, while avoiding the dreaded yo-yo effect? The answer maybe is Food Combining.

Food Combining or Food Combination Diet is based on the principle of separating specific foods and eating them at certain meals for good metabolism and proper digestion.



Have you ever tried this way or eating? Know someone that has? Would you consider trying it for a few weeks just to see what happens?

Please let me know in the comment box below the video. And as always, feel free to share with all of your friends all over the internet!

The Benefits of Bouncing

Bouncing is one of the best exercises available today because it burns calories in a short amount of time, helps the joints and the lymphatic system too!


Give it a try! Check out  your local gym and hop on one of their bouncers and get to know them. Then, consider getting one for home.

If you have one or have tried bouncing before, let me know what you love the most about them. Click the like button below and share with all of your friends all over the internet. Thanks!

How To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle

Does change come easy for you? Are you comfortable with your current lifestyle filled with too much BK, McD’s, coffee and soda? Do you enjoy the benefits of that lifestyle (weight gain, mood swings and premature aging)?!?!? I bet you DON’T!

This video will give you some insights into changing your life and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.



Serious, long-lasting changes in diet and lifestyle may require the coaching of a wellness or health professional but there are many things you can do TODAY to help put you on that path towards happiness, health and good stuff!

Check out the video and let me know what you think about today’s topic. Click the “like” button below and share this video to all of your friends all over the internet.

Have You Ever Heard Of Probiotics?

Do you know that you that there are bacteria that is not only good for you for actually essential to help you lose weight, have lots of energy and feel great? Well in fact, some of these bacteria will do this and much more!



Have you heard of probiotics before today? If so, what was your impression before today? If not, would you consider trying a probiotic supplement for a few days/weeks? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Are You Ready To Talk About Poo?

Are you one of those people that would rather talk about anything, and I mean anything before they talk about poo? If so, you’re gonna love today’s topic.

That’s right! Pooping!

We all do it! If we don’t, we’d be really sick or even dead in a matter of weeks. So why is it so hard for us to have an honest conversation about this crap (literally)!


So watch the video and let’s talk about it. Seriously! Leave a comment and feel free to share this video with your friends all over the internet. I have the feeling it will be a great conversation piece.

Bill Clinton Embraces A Plant-Based Diet

Former president Bill Clinton has done a transformation that has changed his life! Watch this video to learn about the experience with a new diet and lifestyle that has helped him deal with his heart disease and even lose a few extra pounds.


Have you heard about the doctors mentioned in the video? If so, what’s your take on the work that these guys are doing to prevent disease? Please share your comments below.

What To Do To Keep Toxins Away

In the past I have talked about the 7 main reasons why detoxing is so important and why you should detox. On this video, I want to give you a few great tips to help keep those pesky toxins away!


There are just too many of them all around you and it will be impossible to fully avoid them. BUT, there is much you can do to help minimize the damage that these chemicals do to your body.

How many of these tips are you already implementing? When can you start incorporating others?

Please let me know in the comment box below the video.

7 Reasons You Should Detox

Spring is here and may it’s time to give your insides a thorough Spring Cleaning! Have you ever thought about doing a cleanse? With over 70,000 pollutants available in the air, water and food sources, it is important to learn why we should consider cleansing and detoxing from the inside out.

So what did you think? After you’ve checked out the video, leave a comment below, letting me know what you think about today’s topic. Click the “like” button below and share this video to all of your friends all over the internet.

Lucky Number: 13 Tips to a Slimmer You

Your body is a complex machine that functions with fuel. Different parts of your body need different types of food in order to work properly and effectively for a long period of time. Your goal should be to live a long, healthy, and happy life but you cannot accomplish that without the right nutrition and body care.

Finding a diet and developing eating habits that will improve your health and vitality is a unique and personal experience. Nobody works the same. What is right for you may not be right for me. It all depends upon your body composition, metabolism, genetics, health condition, etc. The variables are plenty and the combinations resulting from those variables are too great to count.

Luckily, though, there are some general rules we can all follow. Most of them are based on common sense while others are based on what nutritional experts have told us works best for women. Many of these ideas can be added to your routine right away, and others can be added slowly.

  1. Eat! Your body cannot function without fuel. Eat (but don’t overeat) everything you crave. Depriving yourself will make matters worse as your psychology will keep that craving in your subconscious until you satisfy it. No need to suffer in the process; just eat what you like.
  1. Educate yourself about the foods that are good for you and the ones that are not. Learning about what you should eat and why will help you appreciate the healthy foods that you eat more. Additionally, education will certainly turn your palate off regarding all the foods that may taste good but are actually wreaking havoc in your body.
  1. Your body is always changing. Embrace and enjoy that fact. Curves, inches or lack thereof must be welcomed and worked on as you work on accepting or rejecting everything else in life.
  1. Limit the amounts of soda, sugars, and processed foods you eat. If you cannot live without fries, have them once a week instead of every day. If ice cream is your weakness, have a smaller scoop instead of a banana split.
  1. Use smaller plates to eat and put 1/3 less food on the plate to begin with. This is easier than serving yourself your daily portion and leaving 1/3 on the plate. Our brains work in such divine ways that seeing an empty plate will tell your brain you are done and most likely full.
  1. Drink lots of water. You’ve heard that before. It’s just plain good for you.
  1. Eat foods high in fiber. They are low in calories and very dense, so they’ll make you feel full and provide essential nutrients without all that extra stuff you can’t even pronounce. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are examples of foods high in fiber. There are plenty of choices. Even if generally you do not like vegetables, there must be one or two you like and can eat on a daily basis.
  1. Eat at least one serving of vegetable, fruit and/or grains in EACH meal every day.
  1. As much as you can, avoid animal-based products. Try going from one beef, chicken, or fish meal a day to about 2 or 3 meals per week. Eat grains, vegetables and organic vegetable protein alternatives instead.
  1. Exercise regularly and make sure you have fun in the process. You don’t have to be in a gym for hours in order to attain a healthy body that looks great. Dancing, for example, is not only great fun for most, but will actually help you burn more calories than many grueling sports.
  1. Eat only when you are hungry.
  1. Bring lunch to work or school with you whenever possible. It not only saves you money, it also helps you keep track of what you eat.
  1. Take your vitamins. In case your diet is not giving you all the necessary nutrients, make sure you take daily vitamins to ensure you will have a healthy body for years to come.


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”...