Fall Over-haul!! ” I’ll Drink to that”!!

Well, the Fall has finally arrived and this means it is a perfect time to shed some old skin and overhaul your body. I would like to introduce you to some different beverages you can prepare to help the body cleanse itself and nourish it from the inside out. I’d like to break the drinks into three different categories, and also suggest what you will need for each.

IMG_1627IMG_1626#1. Juices- Need a juicer. You will be juicing mostly vegetables. There are many different types of juicers available on the market. Choose the one that works best for your unique needs. For these juices I recommend using beets and lots of greens with some lemon. Experiment and have fun becoming a juice-ologist!!

#2. Tea’s- You will need a tea pot. Bring water or nut milk to a boil, add some medicinal tea’s and herbs and spices to create your own healing tonics. I like to take some almond milk and water and add raw cacao powder, turmeric, and raw local honey and a medicinal tea such as dandelion root or pau d arco or green tea., whatever you like or feel will enhance your health. Use your imagination and intuition and give your body what it needs.

IMG_1567IMG_1332#3 Blended Drinks- Blender needed. Nutribullet is an inexpensive high powered blender that is perfect for concocting blended beverages. If you have lots of $ the Blend-tec or Vita-mix are excellent all purpose blenders. For these drinks you are going to put greens, vegetables, vitamin/mineral powders, super foods, fruits, nuts, seeds, all together and mix. These drinks are super nutritious and will fill you up. When you blend stuff together it masks the flavors. This is a wonderful way to sneak in some healthy veggies that you would not likely eat otherwise. I like to  fill my liquid with nut milk, some water, and maybe some kefir or yogurt to add some beneficial bacteria for my gut flora. Then I will mix in some greens, some different super foods such as Maca, chia seeds, flax seeds, and other powdered supplements. I then add some good fats like coconut oil or some almond butter. Next comes the frozen berries. Finally I mix and pour into a pretty glass. Yummm!

*****This week, I challenge you to make 1 beverage from each category. Create. Have Fun. Love the process. Feel free to share your creations below. Thanks for participating!     

“Be Good to your Body and your Body will be good to you!” ~Jared R.

Nutrition Simplified!

With so many fad diets and philosophies on nutrition it may seem overwhelming to figure out what to eat. So I thought I would make it easy. If it comes from a box or package it is not real food and you can just avoid all of the items from this category. This means when you are at the grocery store you can just walk the perimeter where the “real” food is located. Continue reading

Eat Real and Move Naturally!

Why are there so many sick people, living in pain in our society? My guess is, because most people are eating nutrient poor food and not moving enough. Our bodies are designing to live in nature and to eat the foods from nature. We have become disconnected from our natural ways due to civilization and domestication. If you would like to restore the glory of the human species you are going to have to start acting like a human. Humans have been around for over 200,000 years in our current form(homo-sapian) and have lived as wild humans for approx. 190,000 years. Over the last 10,000 years, humans have become more and more domesticated and as a result less resilient in our natural habitat. Living indoors, sitting, and consuming un-natural products has taken it’s toll. We are now in a state of degeneration which is resulting in a decline in overall health and vitality. In order to change the demise of our species, it is imperative that we begin to re-wild ourselves. The first thing we can do, is start consuming natural foods that come from nature. Take some time and find out how and where the food you are eating is produced and choose quality over price. Look for local. Look for organic. Look for animal foods that have been raised on natural diets in humane ways. Eat and drink as closely to the source as possible. Drink spring water from the source when available and if not choose a purified water and add a pinch of sea salt to remineralize the water making it closer to natural water. Drink from glass as water is a dissolvent and will pull the chemicals from the plastic containers resulting in disruptions in hormone balance. Eat out less. Avoid processed and packaged food as well as foods containing artificial ingredients. Your body is made from the foods you consume, the thoughts you hold, and the environment and lifestyle in which you live. The other big component of health is movement. We need to move. Just get off your butt’s and go outside. Walk, run, climb, dance, play, just move your body. Our bodies need to circulate energy, blood/lymph, and other bodily fluids. Moving will help release toxins, improve digestion, increase circulation, and improve organ function. You have the choice, choose wisely! Pay now or pay later. Robust health!! or Premature death with nasty side effects: pain, disease, surgery, medications, obesity, hormone problems, skin problems, and the list goes on.

“Be good to your body and your body will be good to you”~ Jared R.

 

 

 

‘Bout time for a Spring cleaning..

Spring is a time for renewal. It’s time to de-clutter. This includes your body, which is suffering from the excess waste and toxic materials rotting inside the digestive tract. Ready, Set, time to Reboot? Are you ready for a refreshing detox? First thing you will want to do Continue reading