The Power Of Words

Do you words have power? Is there some truth to the claim some people make about the power of words? Most people have strong opinions about this and I was one of them.

But after watching a documentary about water, where a scientist (dr. Masaru Emoto) that explains how your words and even your thoughts (positive or negative) can affect molecules of water. I was curious, even fascinated. Then, a few months ago, I saw a Facebook post from Danielle Laporte about an experiment she did with her son. So I set out to recreate the exact same experiment on video and see for myself.

Here’s what my experiment looked like: I cut out 1 apple in half, sealed each half in an identical Mason jar and stored them in the exact window sill for approx. 21 days.

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.

Check out the video above to learn the results.

The Blue Zones Project Review

Have you heard of the Blue Zones? A guy named Dan Buettner started following people in certain pockets of the world to live well into their 80’s and 90’s with lots of vitality, happiness and strength. I checked out their research and I’m sharing my findings here on this video. This will definitely surprise you!

**Make sure to scroll all the way down, to get access to the newest infographic! Print it, save it, share it!

Now tell me, did you know about this book and the research? If not, which of their “longevity clues” are you willing to implement into your lifestyle today? Let me know in the comments below!

And check out the new infographic here!

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Natural Products Expo 2015 Highlights

Last weekend I traveled to the Anaheim convention center to check out one of the largest natural foods expos in the word, Natural Products Expo West (sometimes referred to simply as expo west).

I wanted to check out the new trends in healthy options, plant-based foods, supplements and clean, conscious living. There were tens of thousands of products featured there so creating a highlight video of my experience was a bit of a challenge. So I tried to feature here the brands I loved the most based on their vision, mission and commitment to a healthier world.

Check out the video below!

Which brand or product are you most curious about? Is there any one in particular you’d like me to do a review on? What about a giveaway? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
I’ve been wanting to do more fun recipe videos for a while so I’m taking the plunge and giving this one a go!
I’m starting with a healthy, home-made soup that you can enjoy in just 20 minutes. Very easy, quick and totally yummy vegan butternut squash soup!
Check out the video here!

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you can improve the recipe or perhaps suggestions for new recipes! Would love to hear from you so let me know!
This is the WORST protein powder EVER! – WHEY

Do you 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?!

Check out the video below to learn more about this potentially dangerous substance!

Did you know it can cause serious problems? Let me know by leaving a comment or question below.

How To Practice Self Love

Yes, I’m naked on this video because I want to talk about self-love. And no, not the physical act of self love! It is about accepting and loving who you are exactly as you are!

Today, I want you acknowledge and honor your needs and feelings and practice some kindness and compassion with yourself. You can try some of these 5 different ideas on the video below.

Now, which one of these tips are you willing to try right now? Do you have any other fun ways to practice self love? Make sure to leave a comment below and let me know!

Your Favorite Smoothies Are Making You Fat!

Smoothies are all the rage and with good reason and you want to use them also to detox or lose weight and you may have been doing them for a while but nothing seems any different! You’re not slimmer, not feeling better, there’s no burst of energy or anything else and totally frustrated about it!

That’s because there are some common mistakes that are causing your smoothies to make you fatter and even more toxic. And here they are!

So how many of these “mistakes” are you making on your smoothies? What’s the one awesome ingredient you add to it? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

3 Day Winter Detox (Vegan & Food Based) – Day 3

Day 3 of the winter detox is here! If you miss day one, just click here for day 1. And click here for day 2!

As a reminder, this is a food-based, vegan cleanse since we now know that your body craves warming foods that are grounding, nurturing and comforting. Those don’t have to mean fried, doughy shit. We could still boost our detox channels with a food-based winter detox. Here’s how to do it.

This is Video #3

Have any questions about cleanses or this winter detox? Let me know in the comments below!

3 Day Winter Detox (Vegan & Food Based) – Day 2

Day 2 of the winter detox is here! If you miss day one, just click here to go to that post.

As a reminder, this is a food-based, vegan cleanse since we now know that your body craves warming foods that are grounding, nurturing and comforting. Those don’t have to mean fried, doughy shit. We could still boost our detox channels with a food-based winter detox. Here’s how to do it.

This is Video #2

Have any questions about cleanses or winter detox? Let me know in the comments below!

What Is SHILAJIT And How It Can Help You!

I had abdominal surgery a few months 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. Taking Shilajit was one of the main things I used to manage pain and reduce the inflammation associated with major surgery.

Check out the video to learn what is Shilajit and how it helped me recover in just 3 weeks!

Now tell me, have you tried Shilajit? Are you willing to try it? What was your experience? Let me know in the comments below the video!

The Best Of All Yoga Breathing Exercises

Also known as alternate nostril breathing, this is a wonderful practice that you learn in yoga classes and all.

Pranayama is an ancient practice concerned with breath control. Research has shown that practicing Pranayama can relieve symptoms of asthma. It is also beneficial in treating stress related disorders, such as anxiety and depression. There are various types of Pranayama practice but the one I like the most and the one I will demonstrate here is the alternate nostril breathing.

Do you have any questions about Pranayama? Share your question and comments in the comments section below the video!

Review Of The Most Common Natural Remedies For Constipation

We’ve all used over the counter remedies or natural supplements to relief constipation. We are a constipation nation! We are all highly constipated, it’s true.

While this is a billion dollar industry, someone we are still confused about which of the most popular remedies are the most effective. So I’ve decided to look at the top 5 most popular ones in terms of use and give you my take on each of them. Check them out on this video:

So tell me, have you tried any of these? Which one has been most effective? Let me know by leaving a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Ways To Keep Warm In The Cold Months

Are you cold ALL THE TIME! Are your hands and feet always cold, even when is not THAT cold?

I’m a tropical girl and the winter time is not my favorite time of the year. I do a variety of things and eat a variety of foods can help the body stay warm during these winter months. Here are some of the grains, spices and oils that give the body energy to keep warm:

Do you have any other food ideas to stay warm in the cold months? Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

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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