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 the past year.  

 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.  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                                                                                      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

1/4 t of cayenne pepper (or more if you like)

8 oz. of purified, 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. 

Detox for 1-3 days, and then slowly introduce a diet of roasted and raw vegetables. 

Day 2 after the Detox, introduce lean proteins of grilled fish and chicken.  Continue eating clean after your Detox.  If you feel like you are falling off of the wagon again,  then take a day to do the Detox again.  

Recipe: 

My Tuna Sauce with Whole Grain Angel Hair. ;;;from years ago!

Start with a good Italian brand or regular Canned Tuna.

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,  I like San Marzano,  but keep it low on the sugar…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.

Add fresh herbs and fresh parmesan cheese just before serving

Pour over your favorite pasta, … it is delicious!

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

                                                    

 

You can contact me by email @ Walnutsnwallpaper@wordpress  or 414 North Centre Street, Cumberland, MD.  301-245-4239

                                                                                  

                                                                      

 

 

 

….Start your New Year off with a Life Plan of wellness, not a new Diet!

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