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.

In the video below I go through the ones that I encounter with clients almost every week. Check it out!

Now, I know you’ve heard some of these. But have you heard about others that are not included on my list?

Which one? Let me know!?!?

And please SHARE this with all of your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

My Beef With Milk

I have a bone to pick with milk.

And with the people that tell us that milk is great and with the celebrities making money and trying to sell you the “white stuff”.

You know the argument in favor of dairy: is good for your bones; you need calcium and vitamin D. It prevents osteoporosis. And on and on….

Well, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t.

WHY? Check out the video to find out!

Look, you don’t have to believe me if you don’t want to but what I will ask is that you PLEASE do your homework.

Don’t put that stuff in your body before you know what works and what doesn’t.

Do you have any questions about this highly controversial issue? What’s your opinion?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

How To Eat Healthy When Traveling

Traveling is one of my passions:

Meeting new people

Learning their culture

Seeing amazing sights

Creating amazing MEMORIES!

What’s not to love!

The one thing that I struggle with when traveling is finding healthy food alternatives, and also, how to balance the desire to try new things while staying true to my lifestyle and making food choices that will keep me healthy and strong for years to come.

Check out this video for some common sense tips that could make or break your travel experience.

Now tell me, do you travel a lot for work or pleasure? Do you throw all caution to the wind or keep some of your wellness practices even on the road?

Let me know! SHARE. Leave a comment below!

Can Your Health And Productivity At Work Live In Harmony?

There are inevitable 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.

I’ve been wanting to talk to a super-star business woman to hear her perspective on this issue and Jo-Na Williams, Esq. kindly agreed to talk with us about her experience. Check out the video below for this juicy interview!

So tell me: Have you had a similar experience as Jo-Na?

What changes did you incorporate in your diet and lifestyle?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Many of the common substances and materials you find at home can contribute to allergies, asthma, developmental issues in children, skin irritation and the toxicity of your body.

I believe that any weekend could be a perfect moment to do some serious “Spring” cleaning around your house.

So I decided to give you some simple strategies here to ensure that your home is no longer consider a hazard zone.

You will be able to replace a few key items so you can become an even stronger Wellness Warrior.

If you pick one room per weekend, in roughly a month’s time your house will be a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable place for you to live in.

So tell me, which one of these rooms are you tackling first and why?

If you have already made some of these changes, how have them changed your life? Share this with at least 3 friends!

 

Ayurveda 101 With Nadya Andreeva

Ayurveda is an ancient practice that literally means “Science of Life”. It has been practiced in India for thousands of years and it is becoming increasingly popular in the western world as people move towards finding alternative treatments to compliment western science and prevent diseases.

I have always been very curious about the benefits of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic body types, Ayurvedic products and its wonderful uses.

So I asked my fellow health coach and friend Nadya Andreeva, a self-described modern Ayurveda girl, to come to my aid and help answer my (and probably your) basic Ayurveda questions here.

Nadya has gracefully agreed to let me pick her brain so you and I both can learn a little bit more about Ayurveda and how it can help us.

Check out the video here!

Amazing, right!?

If you’re still curious about Ayurveda, please leave a comment below. I’ll make sure to ask Miss Nadya and share her answers with you here!

How To Get Immediate Constipation Relief

Are you uncomfortable, bloated AND constipated (and not happy about it)?

You’re not alone.

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!! WOW!

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.

But in this crazy, stressful modern world, even when you eat the right foods, sometimes your stomach and digestive system can get a little out of sorts, affecting your elimination process and making you miserable in the process.

Check out the video to find out how to get relief to your pooping issues once and for all!

Have you suffered from constipation more than once in the last month? How did you solve the problem?

Which ones of the tips mentioned in the video are you willing to try next?

Leave a message and let me know!

 

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 other ads trying to sell you “foods” that are (supposedly) GREAT for you and will make you smart, popular, healthy and successful!

What’s YOUR opinion?

Watch the video below and let me know!

So tell me, do you agree? Why, or why not?

What is the strongest action you can take TODAY to send a decisive message to the folks spending millions trying to sell you these “foods”?

Let me know below!

 

10 Super Herbs To Spice Up Your Life

You love herbs and spices, especially in your recipes and dishes from around the world.

But did you know that many of these herbs and spices have medicinal properties and that they can help you manage anything from arthritis pain to low libido?

That’s Right!

Some of your favorite herbs, spices, barks and roots have amazing health benefits.

Check out this video and learn the natural health remedies of some of my favorite spices and herbs.

Which one of these benefits are you most surprised of?

Which ones of these herbs and spices are you willing to try in your next dish?

Leave a comment and let me know!

Want To Lose Weight, Feel Great And Look Hot? SLEEP!

Are you sleeping well?

Do you wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on the day?

If you AREN’T, you need to watch this video. If you ARE, you need to SHARE this video with the estimated 50% of the North American population that is not!

Check out these great tips to help improve the quality of your sleep!

 

 

How many hours to you sleep?

Are you getting high quality sleep?

Let me know by LEAVING A MESSAGE BELOW!

 

The Wonders and Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll, the stuff that makes plants green, is amazing!

Filled with nutrients and easy to obtain from plants and in liquid supplement form, it would be a sin not to take advantage of it.

It has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a true

SUPER-FOOD!

Check out this video to find out about the wonders and benefits of chlorophyll and the best way to have it every day!

Have you tried liquid chlorophyll supplement before?

What has been your experience?

If you haven’t, give it a try and let me know what you think!

Let me know by LEAVING A MESSAGE BELOW!

 

Debunking Myths About Plant-Based Eaters

 

As you try to improve your health by changing your diet and including more whole foods, you will get the inevitable questions from some well-intentioned (for the most part) people questioning your new healthy choices.

After hearing some of the CRAZIEST arguments and questions myself and through my clientele, I decided to write this post, to debunk some of the more prevalent myths about plant-based eaters.

So, whether you are vegetarian,  vegan or an occasional meat-eaters who still centers your diet around fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you might want to CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO to help you with the inevitable questions coming your way!

 

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Which one of these have you heard the most?

Have any of these helped you debunk your OWN myths about plant-based eaters?

Let me know by LEAVING A MESSAGE BELOW!

 

Let’s Take The Crap Out!

Ok, I know the topic of poo is a fairly uncomfortable one for many people out there.

But does it have to be?

Truth of the matter is that we are all (technically) doing it every day…. or at least we should.

And what about going further, taking even more crap out?

Perhaps years of toxic crap stuck in your intestines, making you feel like…. well, like crap!

Colon Cleansing is what I’m talking about!

I’ve been doing colon cleansing with my girl Marika for years. I love what the practice has done for my body, my health and well-being.

The subject of colon cleanse is a bit of a touchy one for a lot of people, so I wanted to ask my therapist about the benefits of colon cleansing (commonly known as colonic) and share what she had to say with you. Check out the interview below.

What do you think?

Would you try it?

Have you every tried a colonic?

What has been your experience?

Leave a comment below!

 

10 Must-Have Items On Your Healthy Bucket List

Are you as sad as I am that summer is almost over? I’m trying really hard to hold on to the last few warm days of the year :(.

OK, on to today’s topic.

Do you have a Health Bucket List?

How about a list of health/weight loss goals?

In my experience, these are the Top 10 Things everyone should have in their “HEALTHY BUCKET LIST” in order to ensure that all other “Bucket List” health items get accomplished.

 

 

How many of these do you have in your bucket list?

Add the rest to your list and SHARE this video with your friends, so they too can reach their health and well-being goals!

Water And Lemon: Simple Routine That Makes A Huge Difference

If you have space for only one HEALTHY ROUTINE in your life right now, let it be this:

Drink A Glass of Warm Water With The Juice Of 1/4 Lemon Every Morning!

This is a very simple, easy-to-do routine that most people enjoy and I think you will too.

The benefits are amazing: from balancing  your pH, to cleansing your liver and from aiding digestion to clearing your skin.

Check out the video below to learn about the benefits of drinking WATER WITH LEMON each morning.

 

 

In the comments below, tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this morning ritual.

Or, if you’re already a lemon water junkie, what specific benefits have you noticed?

 

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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