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The Art of Detox

Spring is one of our favorite seasons with all the signs of new life, energy and growth. It’s the perfect time for a spring detox to revitalize, refresh and renew. Practiced by cultures around the world, incorporating a detox into your self-care routine is all about resting, cleansing and nourishing your body from the inside out.

By removing and eliminating toxins, while feeding your body with healthy nutrients, a detox is the quickest way to feel better, invigorate your health and supercharge your weight loss.

Three times a year we offer a time to come together and revitalize our health with a 21-day guided detox. If you’ve been considering trying one but aren’t sure, check out just a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy...

1. Weight Loss and Improved Metabolism
There are many reasons to do a detox besides losing weight. But if weight loss is one of your goals, a detox diet can be a great way to jumpstart your progress.

2. Increased Energy
An energy boost is...

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Essential Steps to Lasting Weight Loss with Dr Sears

Recently, we had the great joy of meeting with our dear friend, world renowned health expert and best selling author, Dr. Wiliam Sears as he shared some of his timely “Weight Loss  wisdom” from his incredible book, “The Dr. Sears T-5 Wellness Plan: Transform Your Mind and Body” for a New You in 2022!  We hope you enjoy Dr. Bill’s common sense approach as much as we did! Take it away Dr. Bill!   

“I owe the past 20 years as a cancer survivor mostly to learning that sugar is a growth food for cancer cells. The standard American diet, high in added sugars, is basically chemical fertilizers for tumor growth. This one simple change—eliminating added sugars from my diet—not only helped me survive and heal from cancer, but it helps every other system in my body thrive.

The good news is, we’ll soon know exactly how much added sugar is in most of our foods, as you'll see a new line for added sugar on food labels...

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Do you have a health community?

This week we thought it would be fun and timely to focus one of our favorite strategies to transform your health! It’s our favorite as it’s delightfully simple and it works!

Bottom line, if you want to get healthy, your top priority should be to dive into a community of like-minded individuals to watch your health soar!

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “You are more likely to be overweight if your friend’s, friend’s friend is overweight than if your parents are overweight. Your social networks may matter more than your genetic networks. If your friends have healthy habits you are more likely to as well.  So, get healthy friends!”

Community: The Best Medicine for Change

Research shows that community is definitely the best medicine to foster long-term change and improve health.

Group models of intensive lifestyle change like the one modeled by Dr. Dean Ornish for heart disease and prostate cancer, are more effective and save more lives than using...

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The Art of Detox

People decide to detox for all kinds of different reasons. Practiced by cultures around the world, incorporating a detox into your self-care routine is all about resting, cleansing and nourishing your body from the inside out. 

By removing and eliminating toxins, while feeding your body with healthy nutrients, a detox is the quickest way to feel better, revitalize your health and supercharge your weight loss.

Three times a year we offer a time to come together and revitalize our health with a 10-day detox. If you’ve been considering trying one but aren’t sure, check out just a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy... 

  1. Weight Loss and Management

There are many reasons to do a detox besides losing weight. But if weight loss is one of your goals, a detox diet can be a great way to jumpstart your progress.

  1. More Energy

An energy boost is one of the first benefits of detoxing you’ll notice. Detoxing takes away foods that cause energy crashes, leaving you...

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Build the Perfect Smoothie

What if you could hit every nutritional need in your morning smoothie? You can! And studies show you are 30% more likely to eat healthy throughout your day if you start it right. A well-balanced smoothie is a simple and satisfying way to achieve this goal. This Daily 5 Smoothie Guide offers an easy-to-follow approach to building your perfect 16 oz smoothie in five steps! This breakfast nutrition hack ensures you have the opportunity to pack all the key nutrients as you start your day.  Blender ready? Let's begin...

1. Mineral Rich Base: Your base should be functional, create a great texture, and provide additional nutrients for your optimal meal. I recommend 1 banana, ½ an avocado, or 1 cup of frozen fruit. You may wish to freeze your banana in advance for a creamier smoothie.

2. Antioxidants: Immune system boosters, antioxidants add another layer of flavor to your smoothie. Fruits that are high in antioxidants include berries, acai, pitaya, cherries, and pomegranate...

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5 Keys to Curb Your Cravings

detox health wellness Jul 27, 2020

It’s natural for your cravings to increase and for you to look to food for extra comfort during times of high stress. Pair that with the addictive nature of many of the processed foods that surround us and finding food freedom can often be a real challenge. 

If we are honest, for most of us these last few months have felt like being an eagle locked in a cage and we just can’t fly.

To help us break free, let’s take a moment to look at some key research from Dr. Mark Hyman on the science of food addiction and 5 keys that make a huge impact on curbing your cravings…

The Science of Sugar Addiction

 Dr. David Ludwig and his colleagues at Harvard proved that foods with more sugar— trigger a special region in the brain called the nucleus accumbens. This is your brain’s pleasure center that, when activated, makes you feel good and drives you to seek out more of that feeling. 

That addiction triggers a vicious cycle of...

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