Time for a Spring cleaning!For your Body that is.

Spring time is coming and this is the perfect time to begin a detox cleanse. Your bodies are exposed to all kinds of toxins from the foods we eat, the air we breath, and the stress of living. This exposure to hazardous materials takes its toll on our bodies and overworks our organs that are trying desperately to keep us clean. This is why it is so important to detox once or twice a year. Especially the liver, since it is the main filtering organ.  The more exposure a person has to harmful substances the more the need for a cleanse.  So I highly recommend doing a liver cleanse or a full body cleanse. We also get rid of waste through sweat and urine so I suggest drinking plenty of fluids especially detox herbs and teas and engaging in activities that produce sweating. Limit your exposure to artificial substances, eat organic fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly and reap the rewards of looking and feeling great. Below is a list of beneficial herbs, foods, and strategies for cleansing. Enjoy. I hope you find this information useful  and  I encourage you to start living a cleaner, well balanced life.

3 great exercises for detox

Walking/Running: cardio & perspiration 

Rebounding: moves lymph

Swimming/cycling: cardio & perspiration

Best Detox Foods


Fruits are extremely high in liquid-content, helping the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber and many important vitamins like vitamin C.

 Green Foods

Detox Foods Spinach

When you are ready to detox your body, fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula or other organic leafy greens. These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract.

Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. They also aid the liver in detoxification.

 Lemons, Oranges & Limes

Detox Foods Lemon

These citrus-wonders aid the body in flushing out toxins, as well as jump-start the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. They also aid the liver in its cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water.

Remember, vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material. Eat vitamin c foodsoften to help get more of these benefits.

Detox Foods Garlic


This pungent little bulb is one of the best detox foods out there. It helps stimulate the liver into producing important detoxification enzymes that will help filter out toxic residues in the digestive system. We recommend adding sliced or cooked garlic to any dish, as this will help aid any detox diet.


Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, broccoli sprouts can help stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract like none-other. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable, despite the picture on the right.

Green Tea Detox

 Green Tea

Packed full of antioxidants,green tea not only washes toxins out of the system through its liquid content, but also contains a special type of antioxidant called catechins, known to increase liver function.

Mung Beans

Mung Beans

The mighty mung bean has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years. It is incredibly easy to digest, and absorbs toxic residue on the sides of the intestinal walls.

Raw Vegetables

Detox Foods

Best for juicing detox regimens or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. The combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process. These are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

 Seeds & Nuts


Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. This include flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts and sunflower seeds. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.


 Omega-3 Oils

Use hemp, avocado, olive oils or flax seed oil while detoxing. This will help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body.

Herbs and there function

Laxatives and diuretics herbs

  • Licorice root
  • Psyllium seed
  • Alfalfa
  • Yucca root
  • Violet leaf
  • Guar gum
  • Marshmallow root

Herbs that provide support to the liver

  • Cascara sagrada bark
  • Milk thistle seed
  • Dandelion

Parasite expeller herbs

  • Black walnut hull
  • Pumpkin seed

Herbs that soothe irritated digestive and urinary tracts

  • Irish Moss
  • Passion flower leaf

Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herbs

  • Witch hazel bark, twigs, and leaves
  • Capsicum
  • Gentian root
  • Cranberry

Multipurpose herbs ( Demulcents, blood purifiers, energizers, laxatives and diuretics)

  • Horsetail
  • Slippery elm bark
  • Mullein leaf
  • Black cohosh
  • Burdock root
  • Echinacea
  • Fennel seed
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginger root
  • Papaya

10 reasons to smile!

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away — but a smile draws them in. Smile to look better.

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood. Smile to feel better.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you. Smile to spread joy.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take action. Smile to relax.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling. Smile to strengthen your bodies defense.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference? Smile to flow.

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug. Smile to feel good.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day — you’ll look younger and feel better. Smile for youthfulness.

9. Smiling Improves Self Image

Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently. Smile for more success.

10. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It’s hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that “Life is Good!” Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling. Smile for maintaining a great attitude.

Are you choosing the right products for your hair and body?

What is Organic?

Organic (adj.): relating to or employing agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizer, and other growing aids.

Why should you be using organic products as a hairstylist? Why is it so much better for you and the client? How much do you value your well being?

We should all be concerned about what we put in and on our bodies!  Studies have shown that 60% of what we put on our skin will be absorbed into our system.  Most women use as many as 17 beauty products a day. That adds up to 50 lbs of chemicals in a single year!  Researchers now believe that 85-95% of cancer can be traced to environmental exposure from foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the chemicals we are exposed to.


The great part is we have options!  We must simply choose foods and beauty products that have the ability to improve our health not harm it!  Some organic products can be a bit more costly however the money that we save staying healthier and happier makes up for the differance!  Everytime that we purchase an organic product, we are supporting the small farmers and family owned companies that help to make America Great!  Each time we choose an organic product,  we are helping to bring healthy living into the main stream and lower the prices! Take care of yourself and each other, use organic products whenever possible and avoid using toxic chemicals. You will want to avoid the following if possible:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Laureth Sulfate: These harsh derergents are used in shampoos for their cleansing and foam-building properties.  Often derived from petroleum, these synthetic ingredients can cause eye irritation, scalp irritaion, and tangled hair.  SLS and SLES are used in car washed, as garage floor cleaners, and asengine degreasers.

Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl): These preservatives are used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend the shelf life of products.  These chemicalpreservatices have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function, and exposure to external estrogens has been shown to be linked to breast cancer.

Propylene Glycol (PG) or Butylene Glycol (BG): Are derived from petroleum.  They penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure.  Commonly used to carry extracts into formulas.  PG is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats.Also used as a surfactant or wetting agent, PG is an active ingredient in industrial antifreeze.

Synthetic Colors and Dyes: Used to make cosmetics “pretty,” synthetic colors and dyes are labeled as FD&C or D&C followed by a color and a number.  Green No. 6. Synthetic colors are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins into the skin, causing irritation.  Animal Studies have shown almost all synthetic colors and dyes to be carcinogenic.

Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA): These ingredients are synthetic emulsifiers and/or foaming agents.  They are highly acidic and can cause allergic reactions, eyue irritation, and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are ammonia compounds wich are potent carcinogens.