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Earth Day Plan with Simple Weight Loss, Detox and Stress Relief Remedies

April 22, 2015

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Here are for you Earth Day plan with weight loss, detox and stress relief remedies.

Let us celebrate each day as an Earth Day, shall we?.

1. Simple Detox Naturally

To detox naturally we need to deal with poisons, heavy metals, pesticides, fungicides, cleaning solvents, smog, and many other harmful toxic substances that are leeching into our bodies via our clothing, our furniture, our food utensils, and even our carpets. Stay healthy with holistic detox by using seasonal organic fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to avoid chemicals and pesticides, not only in foods but also in skin care products, make up, cleaning Earth Dayproducts, etc.

Super Simple Detox 101

Three Simple Detox Recipes

Video Tip: Detox Recipe: Super Simple and Healthy Turmeric Dressing

Detox Recipe: Kale with Cranberries and Sesame Seeds

2. Simple DeStress

Stress and nutrition are related and are a source of stress illness. If you want to be healthier, address your sleep needs, and feel better, use stress remedies and reducers to take care of your stress overload .

Super Simple De-Stress 101

Healthy Video Tip: How to Fall Asleep Faster and Sleep Longer

What Sex, Garlic and Swearing Have in Common

3. Easy Healthy Cooking

The food we put into our mouth goes into our stomach where it gets digested and eventually assimilated into the bloodstream. Our blood is what creates our cells, our tissues, our organs, our skin, our hair, our brains and our thoughts and feelings. Learn to cook high quality food for yourselves and those you love.

Healthier Substitutes for Your Recipes

Asparagus, Beets and Chicken Salad Recipes

4. Simple Healthy Eating

Drink One Extra Glass of Water to be Healthier

Cleansing Breakfast to Feel and Look Fabulous

Healthy Pancakes

4 Reasons to Eat  Apples

10 Reasons to Eat Radishes

8 Reasons to Eat Squash

Easy Detox with Cleansing Herbs

eat food that has healthy fat; you can find omega-3 fatty acids in olive oil, salmon (choose  your source of fish carefully because they can be highly contaminated with toxic chemicals like mercury and PCBs), walnuts, flax seeds;

Salmon and Avocado Recipes

4. Avoiding Unhealthy Foods

Avoid unhealthy processed foods which are super harmful to your health.

Super Foods to Avoid in Order to Stay Healthy

Listen to Your Body and Be Crave Smart

5. Simple Label Reading

We read all labels carefully looking for ingredients we cannot pronounce or don’t know the meaning of. Avoid preservatives, chemicals, artificial colors to stay healthy.  Be even more careful with labels on meat and diary products because many of the terms used do not mean exactly what you think.

How to Read Labels to Find Hidden Sugar

6. Go USDA Organic

Many of the the worst toxins we eat are put into our foods as additives and preservatives? Eat organic fruits and vegetables, organic meat, organic milk …  because they are free of synthetic growth hormones, genetically engineered organisms, antibiotics, chemical fertilizers or chemical pesticides.

Why Strawberries, Peaches and Cherries Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Is Your Mouthwash Cancer Proof

7. Eat Local and in Season

If you eat and guy local and in season, your purchased food will have been stored for less time before you purchase it. Your organic fruits and vegetable will fresher and more nutritious. Did I mention, that it will be cheaper?

Go local and find Farmer’s Markets near you at www.LocalHarvest.org

And don’t forget to always breathe, smile and try to be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Counselor and Nutrition Coach

7. DeStress.

Stress and nutrition are related and a source of stress illness. If you want to be healthier, address your sleep needs, and feel better, use stress reducers to take care of your stress overload first.

Video Tip: Simple Exercise for Holistic Detox, Weight Loss and Better Sleep-Part I

Destress 101

Instant Mood Boosters – MP3 mini-class

Video Tip: How to Fall Asleep Faster and Sleep Longer

What Sex, Garlic and Swearing Have in Common

Video Tip: Three Instant Mood Boosters that Work

8. Detox.

To detox naturally we need to deal with poisons, heavy metals, pesticides, fungicides, cleaning solvents, smog, and many other harmful toxic substances that we don’t realize are leeching into our bodies via our clothing our furniture, and even our carpets. Stay healthy with holistic detox with seasonal organic fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to avoid chemicals and pesticides not only in foods but also in skin care products, make up, cleaning products, etc.

Detox 101

Easy Detox with Herbal Cleanse

Spring Holistic Detox and Beauty Recipes

Three Simple Detox Recipes

Video Tip: Detox Recipe: Super Simple and Healthy Turmeric Dressing

Detox Recipe: Kale with Cranberries and Sesame Seeds

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Spring Green Detox at Home Ideas and Tips

March 24, 2012

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Spring can be your sign not only to start with a green cleanse or green detox, but also to make your home toxic free and eco-friendly with green detox at home ideas.

While taking care of the “environment in you” with a green detox, you can also begin by becoming more aware of the environment around you .

From all around us we absorb toxins from the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, etc. So to be healthy, we also need to take care of our house, making it both cleaner and greener, eco friendly and toxic free.

Try these green living and chemical free cleaning green detox at home ideas.Green Living and Chemical Cleaning Green Detox at Home Ideas

I. Let’s start with the kitchen, one of the most popular rooms in the house

  • For washing dishes, cleaning the floor or counters, doing laundry, switch to earth friendly, non-toxic products containing natural ingredients, without dyes or perfumes. Sometimes white vinegar (for cleaning glass deposits) or baking soda (for the sink) can do the trick.
  • Switch to healthy preparation surfaces and pots and pans, for example:

Bamboo: bamboo cutting boards (always use separate boards for meat and vegetables to avoid cross contamination);

Teflon Free: eco friendly, non-toxic, Teflon free cookware (teflon coating breaks down and emits certain chemicals and particles at certain temperature; studies show that Perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical used to make Teflon has been linked to cancer and birth defects; avoid Teflon-coated cookware especially if it’s scratched); do your research and choose wisely, paying attention to the description of the product.

II. Next step is your bathroom

  • switch to soaps that contain natural ingredients, towels made of organic materials, shampoo without harsh chemicals;
  • use a head shower filter to remove harmful substances from your shower water.

Did you know your skin is your largest organ? Our skin breathes to help us get rid of toxins, but can you imagine how much chlorine and other chemicals you can absorb through your skin while inhaling hot steam during your 10 minute shower?

III. Everywhere Else

  • when repainting, look for water-based latex paints low in gaseous chemicals (benzene and formaldehyde can be a source of air pollution in the house);
  • for the floor use environmentally sound materials with non-toxic ingredients (bamboo, solid wood, cork, etc.) Vinyl flooring is cheap but it may release harmful chemicals;
  • look for eco friendly materials for your carpeting too. Sometimes they are a little bit more expensive (i.e. pure wool carpet) but it’s worth spending money, especially if you have kids and want them to be healthy;

Its never too late to start making the right choices to be healthy and raise a healthy and happy family. So, let us be choice smart and chemical free.

 

Breathe (only clean air), smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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Listen to Your Body: Tips to Beat Sugar and Chocolate Cravings

March 13, 2012

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Most of  people think that having cravings is a bad thing and that we have to do our best to get rid of them.

It’s not true!

Our cravings tell us that some brain chemicals are missing in our bodies. Having cravings is a unique way of our bodies communicate with us and a wonderful tool for finding which foods work best for us. Tips to Beat Sugar and Chocolate Cravings

In general, we might have cravings if we:

  • don’t drink enough water (dehydration is considered to be a mild hunger);
  • are bored, stressed out, dissatisfied with our relationship, (emotional eating);
  • eat too much sugar, salt, processed food;
  • don’t eat enough seasonal foods;
  • have hormonal changes;
  • don’t eat some foods for a long period of time.

Tips to Beat Sugar and Chocolate Cravings

Whenever we have cravings, our body tries to tell us something, which means it’s time to learn how to listen to our body in order to understand its needs and imbalances.

  • Feel like eating sweet foods?

It always means that your blood sugar is low and your body is asking for energy.Tips to Beat Sugar and Chocolate Cravings

Try to eat more sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, beets, carrots.

Whole foods such as grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds will be very helpful because they contain complex carbohydrates – chains of three or more single sugar molecules linked together- and are digested slowly and steadily.

Studies show this helps control blood sugar, diabetes, and insulin levels. Because whole foods are rich in fiber, they can help with weight loss and detox of your body.

  • Feel like eating chocolate?

Did you know that chocolate (dark, healthy for us) is very rich in Magnesium? People who crave chocolate may have a  low Magnesium level. They can also eat more whole foods, such as beans ((mung, aduki, black), whole grains (buckwheat, millet, barley), nuts and seeds (almonds, cashews, sesame seeds). A good source of Magnesium is spirulina, dried seaweeds, chlorella.

Learning how to listen to our bodies can be a rewarding process.

Let us be crave smart to feel and look fabulous, shall we?

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Counselor

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A New Year Resolution to Get Rid Of Your Bad Habits

December 31, 2011

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Have you included changing your bad habits in your New Year Resolutions? Did you listen to my interview with Lorena Heletea, Life Success Consultant on changing habits? You should.

I also would like to share with you an excerpt from the article Six Ways to Change Your Habits by Madeline Vann, MPH I found in online magazine www.everydayhealth.comChange Your Bad Habits Now

* Make your old habit difficult or unpleasant. One of the factors that keep us locked in a bad habit is that it may be easier and more rewarding than a good habit. You want to reverse that balance. For example, if you want to stop playing video games and get more sleep, try moving your computer or game center out of your bedroom and into the unfurnished, unventilated basement. Likewise, people who want to give up snacking on unhealthy chips or cookies should ban them from the house.

* Make changing habits rewarding. Just as you make your old habit unpleasant, try to make your new habit easier to do and more attractive. For example, if getting enough sleep is the issue, make your bedroom more comfortable and relaxing. If healthy eating is your concern, find ways to make nutritious snacks more available and tasty.

* Get support. It often helps to be with other people who are trying to change similar habits. This can give you emotional support when times get tough as well as tips and ideas for achieving success.

* Believe in yourself. People who believe in their ability to carry out lasting change and feel competent enough to carry out the various steps involved, whether that means switching to a healthier diet or learning to use condoms for safer sex, are more likely be successful in changing habits. One way to strengthen your belief in yourself is to take note of small successes on your way to the big goal.

* Use affirmations. Creating affirmations — positive statements that support your ability to make change — is a powerful way to begin changing habits “as long as [they] are grounded in reality,” says Harry Wallace, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

* Take baby steps. Break the process of change down into steps — and take note of your success at each stage. This will build your belief in your ability to succeed. The steps you take can include: committing to making the change, education about the change you want to make, preparation for change, practice, and repetition. 

Click to listen to our discussion with Frankie Picasso on How to Find Our Mojo and Overcome Mid-Life Crisis.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.
© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach, Counselor and Radio Show Host

NaturalCounselor.com

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Ten Tips to Stay Healthy Through the Cold and Flu Season

November 30, 2011

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How much would you like it if you could get through the Holidays and the Cold / Flu Season staying healthy and happy, and without gaining too much weight?

I would like to share with you ten tips to stay healthy and feel and look fabulous:10 Fantastic Holiday Tips To Stay Healthy

1. Start your day with a glass of warm water flavored with the juice of ½ lemon. This simple drink will help detox your liver and colon and can help suppress your appetite. As for me, I like to take a glass of warm water with 1 tbsp organic apple-cider vinegar and ½ tsp organic honey.

2. Eat as many high-fiber foods as you can,  My favorite high fiber foods are: fresh fruits, raw green leafy vegetables (kale, collard greens, dandelion greens, spinach, arugula), whole-grain oatmeal, barley, asparagus, beans, cabbage, carrots, garlic, kale, sweet potatoes, cranberries, prunes.

Also, try to consume plenty of foods that are high in pectin, such as apples, carrots, beets, cabbage, citrus fruits.

3. Wash your hands to eliminate germs that can make you sick.  Don’t touch your face if you don’t need to: germs can enter you through your face (eyes, nose and mouth). Its easy to end up touching your face hundreds of times a day; the fewer time the better.

4. Take a break from protein, dairy products, fat and sweets, instead eat more: soups, such as Pumpkin Soup, Mushroom Pumpkin Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Fennel Soup, etc; grains, such as brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat (especially good for weigh loss); and seasonal vegetables.

5. Drink more water or drink teas with nettles, ginger, clover, dandelion, burdock root.

6. Use detox spices such as turmeric, coriander, cumin, fennel, rosemary, oregano, ginger. Try an Immunity Boosting Spices Mix.

7. Use omega-3 foods daily (walnuts, flax seed oil or freshly ground flax seeds, salmon)

8. Between meals have healthy snacks (walnuts, raisins, almonds, prunes, figs, carrots, celery, etc.)

9. Move your body (also known as exercise) – take a short walk before and/or after your meal.

10. Take time to reduce stress and  relax: listen to music, enjoy nature, spend time with your friend, dance, or maybe have some extra sleep .

Visit my Radio Show for Women for more tips on “Boosting Your Immunity During Cold and Flu Season” with Naturopath and Raw Food Coach Pamela Reilly

 

And never forget to breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor, Coach and Relationship Expert

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Thank You

November 17, 2011

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Check your inbox (or spam box) for an email with a link to downlod your free gift. If you don’t receive your email within the next few minutes, please check your Spam folder.

I also invite you to visit:

NaturalCounselor.com website to learn more about my women’s health programs, to get health tips, recipes, facial, ebooks – “Detox 101” and “DeStress 101“, and much more …

NaturalCounselor Blog to get health, nutrition, wellness tips, recipes, beauty tips and much more for women.

Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina” Radio Show for Women.

and

Join our Feel and Look Fabulous Community on FaceBook

Breathe, smile and be happy

Irina Wardas CHC AADP

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