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A Simple Detox Yoga Move to Reduce Female Hormone Imbalance

January 21, 2012

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We all know that illness can be caused when toxicity in our body increases.  To reduce toxicity you can always try weight loss detox with whole foods and detox recipes.  But did you know that toxicity can be increased by stress.  So why not try to reduce your stress first?

To reduce stress you can learn to relax, improve sleep quantity, or try some breathing exercises.   If you reduce your stress you may be able to reduce female hormone imbalance and ease pre-menopausal and post menopausal symptoms.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

One of the best stress reducers is to try to do nothing for five minutes.  Can you do it? It will be even better if you lie down and put your legs up on the wall – in Legs-up-the Wall Pose. This detoxing pose will help you to relax, drain lymph from the legs and increase blood flow.

If you are not sure how to start, some directions from yogajournal.com might help:Simple Detox Yoga Move to Reduce Female Hormone Imbalance

Start with your support about 5 to 6 inches away from the wall.

Sit sideways on right end of the support, with your right side against the wall (left-handers can substitute “left” for “right” in these instructions).

Exhale and, with one smooth movement, swing your legs up onto the wall and your shoulders and head lightly down onto the floor.

The first few times you do this, you may ignominiously slide off the support and plop down with your buttocks on the floor. Don’t get discouraged. Try lowering the support and/or moving it slightly further off the wall until you gain some facility with this movement, then move back closer to the wall.

Try to relax on the floor doing nothing every day, and if you think you don’t have time, lie down while you watch TV, talk on the phone or plan a weekend  getaway.  Breathe, smile and be happy…..

Let us slow down and learn how to do nothing from time to time to feel and look fabulous, shall we?

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Tomato and Vinaigrette Dressing Recipes with Detox Herbs for Your Menopause Symptoms

September 7, 2011

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Have you noticed how much sugar, fat and sodium are in grocery store dressings, which is a good reason to always read labels before buying dressings from a store or market.

But it’s easy to make your own dressing and vinaigrette recipes. Here are two dressing recipes to use in salads, top your grilled vegetables or add to your fish or meat meals.

Tomato Dressing Recipe with Detox Herbs


Tomato is rich in lycopene and lutein which we need to keep our heart and eyes healthy. Tomato and Vinegar Dressing Recipes with Detox HerbsTomatoes also have enough fiber and a lot of potassium and vitamin C to prevent heart disease.

Parsley is a detox herb that cleanses our kidneys.

  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped or blended,
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and enjoy with your salads, fish, grilled vegetables.

Horseradish Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe with Detox Herbs

Garlic has antibiotic properties, and an reduce the risk of heart attack and cancer.

Horseradish is a spicy detox herb, and Dr. Oz recommends it to all women who suffer from menopause symptoms.

  • 1 garlic love, crushed
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh made horseradish
  • brown sugar,  salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients and enjoy with your salads, fish, grilled vegetables.

Click to listen to our discussion with  nutritionist and author Robyn Webb on preparing simple and healthy meals to prevent diabetes and heart disease.

 

Bon Appetit!

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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How to Balance Hormones Naturally to Control Menopause Problems

March 29, 2010

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How are you feeling right now? From time to time our female hormones can mess with us, can’t they? Do you think your hormones are in balance or you have a low hormones level? A hormone imbalance can cause menopause problems and lead to serious health issues.

Have you listened to my interview with Karen Roth, holistic naturopath about hormone imbalance and symptoms of their deficiency during menopause on “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina”, radio show for women? Click above to listen to the tips on how to balance hormones and get hormone testing.

A natural hormones balance for women means to balance hormones with nutrition, using organic food benefits, and healthy lifestyle changes. 

The first step to hormonal balance is to minimize the amount of toxins penetrating into ou

natural hormone balance for women

r body from the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat, household, skin care, make up products we use.

The following can alos help balance hormones:

  • avoid sugar, unhealthy fats, processed foods that can cause hormone imbalances;
  • eat organic foods as much as we can (including, meat and dairy products) to reduce amount of toxins and chemicals in the body;
  • reduce stress, #1 cause of all illnesses;
  • exercise (even exercise shortcuts might help)
  • detox with whole foods using alkaline fruits and vegetables and fiber rich foods
  • add omega-3 fatty acids into your meals on a regular basis (flax seeds, walnuts, wild salmon).

Remember that to get your hormone test is always a good idea, click to learn more about hormone testing

To feel and look fabulous and keep our hormones in balance, let us change our lifestyle one step at a time, shall we?

P.S. Click to listen to our discussion with Dr. Theresa Ramsey on Hormonal Imbalance and What We Can Do About It

P.P.S. Click to listen to our discussion with Dr. Alicia Stanton on How to Deal with Hormonal Imbalance Naturally.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Expert

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Tasty Beet Salad Recipes for Weight Loss, Detox and a Healthy Heart

February 7, 2009

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Do you like beets?

Most people don’t realize how important beets can be for their health.

Beets are rich in B vitamin, folate, manganese and potassium, as well as dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.

Here are 11 great reasons to incorporate beets into your diet.

Beets can:


  • strengthen the heart,
  • improve circulation, 
  • purify / detox the blood,
  • benefit the liver,
  • lower blood pressure,
  • regulate hormone imbalances during menopause if used with carrots;
  • treat constipation
  • help with nervousness
  • promote weight lossbeet salad recipe
  • help lessen inflammation
  • fight colon cancer

Beets Salad Recipe

  • 3 medium beets
  • 1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar or 1 tbsp white o red vinegar + some brown sugar to taste

Directions:

  • Boil the beets in salted water for about 45 minutes.
  • Peel and slice/grade them.
  • Add apple-cider vinegar and mix.

Prunes, Walnuts and Beet Salad Recipe

  • 3 medium beets
  • 7-8 prunes, sliced
  • 2 tbsp walnuts sliced
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Directions:

  • Boil the beets in salted water for about 45 minutes.
  • Peel and slice/grade them.
  •  Add all ingredients and mix.

Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Expert

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