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Your journey to a happier and healthier life starts here. Get ready to learn all the different holistic and all natural solutions you already have available to you. Getting healthy shouldn’t be a struggle and your health journey is just as unique as you are. The more you know the better equipped you will be to tackle anything life may throw at you. Remember, you don’t have to do this alone. I am always more than happy to help when and where I can. Are you ready to set sail on your journey to better health? 

How to Know When to Detox

We live in a world where we get to see and have anything and everything we ever wanted. It can be challenging to know when to say enough is enough. We are constantly told to do more, want more, eat, and have more. But the harsh reality is that there is only so much our bodies can take. So, how do we know when enough is enough?

Everyone Gets Sick

As a doctor, I can honestly say I have seen a lot, maybe not everything, but more than I have ever thought was out there. It’s funny; I spent years studying so much that I thought I knew everything or at least an offal lot. That was until I got sick. I was pulling over eighteen-hour days, and burning the candle at both ends was an understatement. My health had been dipping for months. If I am being honest, I have been sick for as long as I can remember. It’s funny how we get used to things long enough that they become our new normal. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you how often I see and hear the same story.

The More You Know

One of my most giant jobs now is educating people on what is expected and what to look out for when things go off track. After thirty years of schooling, I thought I had learned enough. Only to find out not only was it not enough, but it was also the wrong information to focus on. Did you know there are tons of red flags your body will throw out that let you know you are dealing with a situation of excess? This can be an excess of stress, a lot of hormones, heck, any type of imbalance in the body. It is your body’s way of saying enough is enough, and it’s time to remove what no longer serves you!

Toxic Overload

Believe it or not, our bodies are constantly exposed to toxins. From the foods we eat, the water we drink, even the air we breathe. Here’s the thing: no matter how hard we try or how clean we live, there will always be things outside of our control. While our bodies come built with a natural way of detoxing, there is a limit to what the body can do on its own. Therefore, it is essential that we do whatever we can to help support our bodies in doing their job.

Holding Out For A Hero

While there are several organs constantly detoxing your body, none of them work harder than the liver. One of the giant jobs the liver has is to remove excess throughout the body. Most of this work happens while you are asleep, and the liver can catch up on all the overload of toxins and hormones you no longer need. When we are exposed to high levels of hormones and toxins faster than we can eliminate them, it can start to take its toll on our bodies. It might not even seem like a big deal until it all starts to add up. When the body is dealing with excess toxins and hormones, the liver is the first to be affected. 

Love Your Liver

Regrettably, the liver does so much work that when it struggles, it produces a domino effect throughout the body. Excess strain on the liver pushes the adrenals into exhaustion, followed by the thyroid. It’s important to note that each of these organs focuses on hormone production and regulation. That means when these organs go down, it makes things throughout the body even worse!

What is Your Body Saying?

To prevent long-term health issues, it is crucial to spot the signs and symptoms early. Some of the signs that can indicate your body is dealing with an abundance are brain fog, exhaustion, food sensitivity, mood irregularities/swings, anxiety, digestive issues, and even trouble sleeping. To be honest, there are a ton of signs to be on the lookout for. One of the best tips I can give you is to listen to your body. The moment something has changed for the worse, don’t ignore it or just push through it. These signs serve a purpose, and it is to keep you from drowning beneath the surface. 

Know What to Lookout For!

If you need help or want to learn what your body is trying to tell you, I am always more than happy to help. Remember, my job is to help you become your advocate for your health. This means my goal is for you not to need me. That is why so much of what I do revolves around educating you on listening to your body and responding in kind. I am constantly working on ways to help you take back control of your health and happiness naturally. 

Since everyone I have come across struggles with an abundance of toxins and hormonal imbalance, I have created an online program. Not everyone can afford to work with me, and while I am constantly developing ways to bridge the gap, such as my pro bono program. One of the best ways to make things more affordable is by creating online programs designed to help you reach your health goals and educate you along the way. This gives you a customized approach based on your personal health goals and body type. Today is the day you take back control of your health and happiness. You deserve to be happier, healthier and have the life you have always wanted. So, what is stopping you now? Your life is what you make it. What do you want yours to be?

 Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Vegan Serves 10

  • 3 packages (8 oz) Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup cashew yogurt vanilla
  • 3/4 cup condensed coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups pecans
  • 3 dates pitted
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter

Directions:

In a food processor, combine pecans, dates, and butter. Pulse until the ball forms. Remove and press into a non-stick treated 9-inch spring-form pan. In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Once combined, add in yogurt and mix well. Next, mix in pumpkin, condensed milk, and vanilla until combined. Into a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, sift them into the wet and mix well. Pour batter into pan and bake for 60-65 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees F or until golden brown on top with a slight jiggly in the center. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.

Cabbage Detox Soup

Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 4

  • 2 Chicken Flavored Bouillon Cubes Vegan
  • 8 Cups of Water
  • 1/4 Cabbage Large chopped
  • 1 Carrot Large diced
  • 2 Celery stalks diced
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 White Onion minced
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Mushrooms Sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large soup pot, heat oil, onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Once the onions start to become translucent, add in water, bouillon cubes, mushrooms, and cabbage. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another five minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender (the smaller you cut them, the faster it will cook). 

Citrus Mocktail

Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 2

  • 1/3 Cup Blood Orange Juice fresh
  • 2 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Pomegranate Seeds
  • 16 oz Ginger ale 

Directions:

Mull mint leaves in glass or shaker add in juice and pomegranate seeds. Give it a shake or stir. Add ice to a glass, pour ginger ale (or ginger beer for an adult version), top with juice, and enjoy!

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A happy and healthy life is closer than you may think. We all have to deal with our health daily, and when we don’t feel our best, it shows. If you are tired of just making it through your day, you NEED to start investing in your health today! You are not alone on this journey. If you ever need any help, I am always here to do just that. Even if it is something as small as acting as a sounding board, do you have any questions or concerns I can help you with? Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected], or you can even book a one-on-one call with me. Be sure to subscribe to gain access to tons of free goodies and check back daily for more great recipes and information!

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