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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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Beauty Remedies and Tips for Weight Loss Detox in the Summer

July 28, 2012

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Summer is a beautiful time of the year. It can be also the healthiest time if you learn to take advantage of the summer weather, long days and abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Summer can be the right time for natural fast weight loss,  detox and lots of inexpensive beauty remedies to nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

Here are some helpful hot weather tips for you to enjoy your summer  :

I. Try to drink two-three extra glasses of water a day– it is very easy to do when it is hot outside. If you can develop this habit, you will continue drinking more water in the fall and winter.Summer Weight Loss Detox and Natural Beauty Remedies and Tips

Dehydration is one of the causes for headaches, migraines, and constipation, all of which can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, hormones imbalance, PMS symptoms, etc.

One Extra Glass of Water to Drink and 500 calories to Burn the Easy Way

II. Start an easy excercise program. By easy I mean think about some outdoor and indoor activities you might have forgotten you enjoy, like  walking, bike riding, tennis, swimming, hiking or even dancing. If you are extra ambitious, consider camping.

Summer days are long enough, so no excuses for not having time for an excercise program. Eventually it will become your daily routine and will thus be easier to keep up with in winter.

III. Try to reduce high-calorie and high fat foods by replacing them with an abundance of fruits and vegetables that can help with constipation. Eating more plant foods helps with weight loss,  detox, and to cleanse smart. Why? Because all fruits and most vegetables are laxative = rich in fiber. And foods high in fiber is what you need the most if you want to have a healthy digestive system.

Avoiding high calorie and high sugar foods can also relax you, which is very important if you want to feel and look fabulous (remember: stress and nutrition are related and needed for natural fast weight loss)

Tips on How to Read Labels and Find Hidden Sugar

IV. Try to eat more detoxifying food, for example, diuretic foods, such as cherries, pine apple, celery, parsley root, water melon, cucumbers, artichokes, watercress, all of which improve urination.

Hot weather increases sweating and reduces urination, which can lead to water retention, and sometimes to a puffy face or heavy legs. These foods will also help you reduce your blood pressure which is very important for healthy kidneys and heart. Check which fruits and vegetables are from Dirty Dozen List, and why it is better (healthier) to buy them as organic fruits and vegetables for their organic food benefits.

Why Strawberries, Peaches and Cherries Can Be Dangerous for Health

V. Try to spend at least 10 – 15 minutes every day being with and in nature: at the beach, in the park, in the woods, in your back yard watching birds, floating clouds, your favorite flower or a tiny lizard; or maybe doing completely nothing. It will de-stress your mind and relax your body.

Take a Break and Relax with Flowers

VI. Make some homemade beauty remedies using Summer fruits and vegetables that can nourish, moisturize and cleanse your skin.


Let us take advantage of Summer time to get healthier and happier, shall we?

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Counselor

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Warm Weather Leafy Greens for Green Smoothie Recipes

May 29, 2012

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Its getting hot outside.  To cool off, you can try some our warm weather leafy green vegetables, which can be purchased fresh and in season in the summer.  A daily helping of one of these leafy greens can be a great source and rich supply of vital chlorophyll, vitamin A, C, K, folate, calcium, iron, and intestinal cleansing fiber.  All the healthy leafy green vegetables below can be used as ingredients in your green smoothie recipes

You can also use leafy greens to help you detox naturally and cleanse smart from harmful toxins that can cause certain cancers.

Raw leafy green vegetables can also be used for natural weight loss and detox.

Leafy Greens to Detox Naturally and Cleanse Smart It takes 3- 5 minutes to steam leafy greens.

You can also oil saute/stir fry greens in olive oil or ghee with garlic.

  • Arugula (raw or stir fried)
  • Beet Greens (stir fried)
  • Bok Choy ( raw or steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Chinese Cabbage (raw or steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Collard Greens (steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Dandelion Greens ( raw or steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Kale (steamed or stir-fried for 3-5 minutes)
  • Mustard Greens (steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Radish Greens (steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Swiss Chard (raw or stir fried for 3-5 minutes)
  • Turnip Greens (steamed for 3-5 minutes)
  • Watercress (steamed for 3-5 minutes)

Leafy Vegetables are rich in fat-soluble vitamins such as A, E, D, K, so don’t forget to add some olive oil, ghee, turmeric dressing recipe or walnuts for better digestion.

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Counselor and Nutrition Coach

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Glowing Skin, Weight Loss, Detox, and Other Great Reasons to Eat Radishes

May 21, 2012

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Radishes are one of my favorite vegetables. Here are some great reasons to eat at least one radish a day.

Radishes can stimulate the liver and improve elimination.

Radishes are a fantastic weight loss detox and beauty remedies food.

Radishes can be used to clear your sinuses, for hoarseness, excessive phlegm and sore throats.Reasons to Eat Radishes

Radishes can help keep your thyroid hormones in balance.

Radishes can cleanse your kidneys and decrease water retention.

Radishes are also a beauty remedies food. They can rejuvenate your skin because of their high sulfur, silicon and vitamin C content. The sulfurous mustard oil in radishes stimulates the circulation system which can help make your skin look radiant.

You might need to eat more radishes if you suffer from:

  • poor skin quality, brittle nails and hair, dental cavities, atherosclerosis, lung disorders, which can be caused by silicon deficiency.
  • acne, arthritis, brittle hair and nails, immune dysfunction, memory loss, rashes, slow wound healing, which can be caused by sulfur deficiency.

Remember that sulfurous foods should be combined with fatty foods (avocado, nuts, some seeds, etc.) for proper digestion. If you suffer from excessive gas, eat sulfur-rich foods with salty vegetables, for example, seaweed.

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Counselor and Coach

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A Warm Weather Super Simple Detox Plan

May 1, 2012

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When it’s hot and humid outside, use a warm weather super simple detox plan to get and stay refreshed and energized.

Include Raw fruits, vegetables, berries (preferably organic) and plenty of purified water will help you feel and look fabulous.

1. Avoid sources of toxins, such as processed foods and additives,  chemicals in skin care products, etc.

2. Start a day with a glass of warm water and juice from half a lemon or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

3. Have cleansing breakfasts with fiber rich foods and detox vegetables, such aswarm weather detox plan

oatmeal with fruits and nuts,

omelette with detox vegetables,

super healthy green smoothie or

4. Add lots of raw fruits, berries and vegetables into your warm weather salads; always remember to buy only organic fruits and vegetables (strawberries, peaches, celery, apples, etc.) if they contain the highest level of pesticides:

Rainbow Salad Recipe

Radish and Avocado Salad Recipe

5. Make cold soups with raw vegetables, such as:

Cucumber Soup with Radishes and Mint, etc.

6. Make lots of juices to cleanse the liver and get lots of nutrients. Apples, beets or  carrots can be used as a good base and then you can add any of your favorite fruits or vegetables.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Simple Exercise for Weight Loss, Detox and Better Sleep — part 1

March 26, 2012

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Stress is number one cause of illness.  If you want to slim down, you need to take care of your stress level first.

This simple exercise will help you refocus your mind spirit and body, which will help you to reduce stress and sleep better and eventually lose weight.

This breathing exercise can help cleanse and detox your system and help your metabolism work properly, all which will help lead you achieve a successful weight loss detox.

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

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

NaturalCounselor.com

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