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Homemade Soup as Stress Relief, Weight Loss and Beauty Remedies

January 29, 2017


When it’s cold outside you may need to make more homemade meals, which can act to draw energy and warmth into your body to feel warm and nourished. Do you make soups often? Soup is one of the healthiest foods, it helps digest and assimilate food properly and can be used as a homemade beauty remedy to make us feel and look fabulous during seasonal depression and Cold and Flu Season.Homemade Soup Weight Loss, Beauty Remedies, and Stress Relief

* Soups can help relax and stimulate digestive tract. When you take in solid foods, the process of digestion is already at work. When the body can digest food easily, it’s less stressed, which can be very beneficial for our immune system.

* Soups can make you feel full with less food input, which is helpful for a successful weight management.

Cristina Pirrello calls soups a golden elixir in her book Glow, A Prescription for Radiant Health and Beauty, here is an extract:

Soup is also like a golden elixir for our skin and hair. Being a warm liquid, soup has an energy that draws moisture and nutrition deep into the body, particularly to intestines. So the ingredients of the soup, using the liquid as the vehicle, travel deep into the body carrying the nutrients, but more important, the energy of the vegetables, grains, or beans to the intestines, liver, and kidneys efficiently and quickly.

When these three organs are working well, they come together in a symphony of energy influencing the quality of our blood, making it strong and clean, which in return, nourishes the skin and hair and nails to be their best.

Here is how it works.

* If you want skin that is less oily and prone to break-outs, you might choose to make soup with daikon and shiitake mushrooms, both of which are reputed to work in the body to break down and eliminate accumulated fat which can result in common skin problems.

* If your problem is dry, tight skin, you might choose to sauté your vegetables before cooking them in soup to add richness of oil to the pot, to soften the dryness. You might also chose vegetables with a sweet, moist nature, like winter squash, onions, dark leafy greens and green cabbage.

So make a fresh pot of soup every day. Savor it’s deep nourishment and delicious energy – and watch as a more youthful and beautiful you is created with each spoonful.

Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach


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Green Smoothie as a Simple Detox, Weight Loss and Beauty Remedy

March 13, 2016


It’s a great time of year, when you can try a new easy to make cleansing green smoothie recipe that you can use as super simple detox, natural weight loss beauty remedy for glowing, younger looking skin.

I hope this healthy green smoothie will become one of your beauty remedies favorites.

All  the super healthy green smoothie ingredients will help you feel and look fabulous in no time:

Kiwi with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and vitamin E to protect your skin;
Green Smoothie as Weight Loss, Detox, Beauty Remedy

Avocado with monosaturated fats, protein and vitamin C and B to produce collagen;

Almonds, super anti-aging food, with vitamin E to protect from age spots.

Super healthy kale and apples, rich in fiber are perfect for weight loss, detox, and as a beauty remedy.


Super Healthy Detox Green Smoothie to Feel and Look Fabulous


  • 2 kiwi
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 organic apples
  • 2 cups curly leaf kale
  • 1 glass almond milk


Blend all ingredients and serve or chill in the refrigerator.


Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach

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

May 21, 2012


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

March 26, 2012


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


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Three Great Radish Recipes for Spring

March 20, 2012


Why not start your spring with a super healthy spring vegetable.

Because of its high sulfur, silicon and vitamin C content, radishes are a known as a super healthy spring vegetable.  Best of all, radishes can be used as both homemade beauty remedies and weight loss detox recipes to help you feel and look younger.

I would like to share these super beauty remedies recipes with radishes for you to try and share with your family and friends.


Spring Radishes and Avocado Beauty Remedy

Ingredients:Weight Loss Detox and Beauty Remedies Radish Recipes

  • 8 radishes sliced
  • 1 red or white onion chopped
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup mix of arugula and baby spinach
  • parsley diced
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp cranberries
  • kelp with cayenne to season


Combine all ingredients. Toss thoroughly.

Homemade Beauty Remedies Salad for Spring


  • 5 radishes sliced
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • lemon juice from 1 lemon or 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium yellow squash, diced
  • dill diced
  • Seaweed Gomasio (sesame seeds, seaweed, and sea salt)


Combine all the ingredients. Toss thoroughly. Sprinkle with Seaweed Gomasio.

Radish and Fennel Salad and Beauty Remedy Recipe

IngredientsDetox and Beauty Remedy Radish Recipes

  • 6 radishes sliced
  • 4 small fennel bulbs sliced
  • 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients. Toss thoroughly.

P.P.S. visit Simple Detox 101 for information about other super foods you can use in the spring to detox and cleanse naturally

Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach

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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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