Holistic Nutrition…..Start your New Year off with a Life Plan of wellness and a healthy life, not a new Diet!

Walnuts & Wallpaper, LLC                      

    Hello every one, and thank you for visiting.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2014! Find Holistic Nutrition and a Healthy Life Style in 2014! Live well, your environment, your friends and family, and embrace the spirit of a positive attitude for the New Year. It’s your body, make it the best that it can be, feed and treat it well. Our bodies are.  I’m just saying…..

Everyone is asking me about a good way to detox.  Personally I think that it is good to detox for a few days, only if you have been eating badly.  It is good to detox at the change of seasons, spring, winter, fall, and summer!  This is a good way to help you reboot, and rejuvenate your thinking about food.  It is so easy to get off track.  A few days of detox will rebalance your body. Now everyone needs to pat themselves on the back, and meditate for 15 minutes on all that you have done well in 2013.  Soooooo……

 Start off the New Year with reflection.  Think of all of the things that you have accomplished and experienced over the past 12 months.  We tend to focus on the negative, (keep it positive) and what we didn’t do, and where we have failed.  It is important to our overall health to celebrate our successes!  Start the New Year off with a lifetime plan, instead of a New Year’s Resolution.  I think that New Year’s Resolutions just set us up to fail, similar to dieting. 

I am sure that some of you are feeling like me, a little bloated, tired, and out of cash! LOL, this is what I have learned.  Cleanse and Rejuvenate!

What is DETOX?  It is the process of either clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing or transforming them which helps clear excess acidity, mucus, and congestion. 

FYI, always consult with your doctor before attempting any detox diet.

Our general Detoxification systems are:

                                                                               Gastrointestinal-Liver, gallbladder, colon, and the whole GI Tract

                                                                               Urinary-Kidneys, bladder

                                                                               Respiratory-Lungs, bronchial tubes, throat, sinuses, and nose

                                                                               Lymphatic-Lymph channels and Lymph Nodes

                                                                               Skin-Sweat and Sebaceous glands and tears

Our body handles toxins by neutralizing, transforming, or eliminating them.  For example: antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, zinc and selenium neutralize free-radical molecules.  Then the liver helps transform the toxins into harmless fluids in the blood and is carried in the blood to the kidneys; the liver also sends waste through the bile into the intestines, where they are eliminated.  We also detox our bodies through sweating, while exercising or from heat.  Our sinuses eliminate mucus, and also through our skin. 

Mental detoxification is just as important.  Cleansing our minds of negative thought patterns is also essential to our health and physical detoxification. 

Our bodies have a natural Acid Alkaline Balance, which leans more to the alkaline side.  This is so important to keep this balanced and why we get symptoms of pain, bloat, headaches, etc.

Master Cleanser serves – 1

2 T freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice

1 T pure maple syrup, up to 2 T if you want to lose less weight

1/10 t of cayenne pepper

8 oz. of filtered or spring water

Mix and drink 8 to 10 glasses throughout the day.  Eat or drink nothing else except water, and laxative herb tea, peppermint or chamomile tea. 

Important:  rinse your mouth after drinking as the lemon will hurt the enamel on your teeth, and do not store in a plastic container, make it fresh each time.

Pay close attention to your energy level and degree of congestion; observe your tongue and its coating. 


I want to share another recipe that I use to make for my 4 wonderful children. They all helped with the prep.

My Tuna Sauce from 20 years ago!

Start with a good Italian brand or regular Canned Tuna, with olive oil

1 teaspoon of olive oil, not too much, the tuna has oil also (you can also use water packed) whichever way you choose, just watch the amount of oil that you use.

Hand full of broccoli tops, chopped into bite size pieces

2 cloves of garlic

1 large onion, yellow 

1 diced red pepper and yellow

Fresh basil, and thyme

Fresh grated parmesan cheese, (no canned or jar parmesan) by a good chunk and grate it.

½ lemon, juice and zest

Select a good organic marinara sauce, whatever you like

Sauté the garlic, onion yellow and red pepper in the teaspoon of olive oil

Then add two cans of tuna stir and lower the temperature for about 10 minutes

Salt and pepper to taste

Add the marinara sauce, stir, cover and lower the temperature to simmer for 10 more minutes

Squeeze the lemon juice, stir (fresh)

Add fresh herbs and fresh parmesan cheese just before serving

Pour over your favorite pasta, (I like angel hair)…  heaven! Get it?


Color can be introduced to our lives in many ways, including with flowers, accessories, paint, clothing and lighting.  It affects our lives significantly

Color: Yellow

Yellow, I’m thinking Spring Time!


The Enlightening Ray


The solar plexus and the intellect


Activates stomach and liver, use for:

Indigestion: constipation: diabetes: jaundice: heartburn: eczema: skin disease: lack of energy: and hemorrhoids.


Should not be used in hyperactivity, overexcitement, nausea, diarrhea, or bleeding hemorrhoids

Specific Treatment Points:

The Solar plexus, liver and spleen

Psychological Effect:

Development of perception and intellect


              ………Remember to breathe, don’t make excuses for who you are, and make a memory every day!

                                                    I wish you all a Happy New Year, and thank you for visiting.


You can contact me by email @ Walnutsnwallpaper@gmail.com or Cell @ 518-441-7263

I am meeting clients at The Balanced Body Studio and Wellness Center, 1550 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, Md.