COMPONENTS TO A SUCCESSFUL HOME DETOX PROGRAM




Whenever we talk about a DETOX program we are normally referring to an alkalizing diet and/or drink program that consist of leafy green vegetables and green drinks. But, in order to thoroughly reap the benefits of a detox program there are a few key steps that we can do at home that shouldn’t be overlooked. In the upcoming weeks I will share and break down each step that you can do at home to complete your program. Let’s get started…

The first thing that you can do that may be the missing piece to a complete detox program from the inside out is Skin Brushing. The skin is the largest elimination organ, it is often referred to as the third kidney because it is responsible for 10 to 15% of total body elimination. Dry skin brushing is an efficient and powerful way to enhance the detoxification process and it gives you amazing results to your detox program. Including this method will improve the appearance of your skin by eliminating dead cells and helping new skin to regenerate, it also stimulates blood circulation, the lymphatic system, and significantly improves toxin elimination.

Cellulite reduction is one of the most sought after results of skin brushing due to the massaging of the skin that stimulates the fatty deposits underneath the skin. Brushing the skin stimulates the lymphatic system which is considered to be one of the best natural internal cleansers. The lymphatic system is composed of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and organs which makes up part of the body’s defense system that removes microorganisms and other foreign substances. Ultimately acting as a filtration system that keeps bacteria from entering the bloodstream.

So, skin brushing is a great way to promote blood circulation, cell regeneration, detoxification, weight loss and cellulite reduction as well as improve tone and skin radiance – why wouldn’t you want to make this practice a part of your daily routine.

TOOLS AND HOW TO

NATURAL Bristle brush with a long handle or a Loofa hand

– Duration 3 – 5 minutes

– Start with brushing your feet, including the soles and move upward in circular motions

– Upper body – Put one arm up and brush down towards the armpit and then move to the other arm. When brushing the abdomen, brush upwards toward the heart. Brushing over the breast and toward the armpit where there is a concentration of lymphatic nodes and I end up brushing over the shoulders and neck in small circular motions.

I hope this was helpful in your efforts to attain a healthier you from the inside out. Stay tuned for the next edition where I will discuss the benefits of a DETOX BATH and WATER THERAPY.

Always with your health and success in mind,

Natonée


What’s the SKINNY on Carb Cycling?

What’s the SKINNY on Carb Cycling? and How Does It Work?

There are so many diet options out here for you to be successful on losing weight and there are twice as many that keep us asking ourselves “why did I try that?”  But, one thing for sure, is that we all know that an excess of carbs will leave us craving for more and it will go straight to the middle (belly fat), in case you didn’t know what I meant.  On the other hand, when we are dieting and exercising we need those carbs for energy and that’s when Carb Cycling makes sense.

How It Works

Carb cycling utilizes a weekly regimen of high and low carb days.  High carb days help promote muscle growth by replenishing glycogen stores and stimulating insulin response while low carb days help promote fat loss while preventing weight gain as the body burns fat for fuel rather than dietary carbs.

Choosing Carbs

Due to the heavy influence on the body, the focus is on carbs rather than fats or proteins.  For fat loss, on high carb days choose simple carbs that are high in glucose or complex carbs that break down into glucose.  Starchy vegetable, whole grains and other complex carbs keep you feeling satisfied and energized for longer periods so you won’t feeling like overeating.  Avoid fructose-based carbs such as high fructose corn syrup that are not as easily stored in the muscles and are more likely to become fat.

When To Cycle

Typically, you can alternate between high and low carb days, but of course for faster weight loss, you can have fewer high carb days.  For muscle gain, you can have more high carb days than low but, avoid putting two high carb days back to back.  On heavy training days, it’s advised to load up on the carbs for fuel during your workout.

Building A Meal Plan

Whichever plan you choose make sure that you stay within your calorie range for weight loss.  If you are not sure what that is for you, seek the recommendation of your healthcare provider.  Typically, you will want to eat plenty of protein, starchy vegetable and healthy fats on heavy workout days and on low-carb days, you can eat lean proteins and non-starchy vegetables.

Water Weight Gain

On high carb days, water weight accumulation is higher, your body will store 4 grams of water for every 1 gram of carbs.  Although this is temporary weigh gain, it is not to be confused with fat gain.  The water weight will decrease in about a day or so.

So, now that you know there is a more satisfying and healthier way to start a low carb diet, I encourage to explore the diet more thoroughly to truly see if this is a viable option for you and as always please seek the advice of your health care provider.

With your health in mind,

Natonee

Sources – Bodybuilding.com – DailyBurn.com


Sleek Physique – Kid Friendly Recipes

Sleek Physique Kid Friendly Recipes – From Eating Well Magazine – http://bit.ly/1N41KOE Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and our healthy update takes advantage of extra-sharp Cheddar balanced with creamy low-fat cottage cheese and tucks a layer of spinach into the middle, which may help picky eaters down their vegetables. Whole-wheat pasta adds robust flavor and extra fiber. Visit the site for the full recipe.

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW that the powerhouse drink for cold and flu season and overall optimal health is BONE BROTH. Bone Broth made from the caucuses of animals and any bones will do. Filled with a plethora of essential nutrients – anti inflammatory and gut healing proteins, healthy fats, and a ton of minerals. The age old question – How did our ancestors live such a long life has finally been answered. DRINK UP!

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW that without enough high quality protein your, body can’t produce the immune cells and antibodies that it needs. Incorporating a smoothie for breakfast or a snack that includes a high quality whey protein is an easy way to increase protein in your diet. WHEY is high in lactoferrin – which is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer agent, and immune boosting powerhouse.

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW that consuming 100 grams of sugar can significantly affect your body’s ability to kill bacteria naturally for up to five hours after consumption. INSTEAD, load up on fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants which are shown to keep free radicals in check and heighten the immune system’s ability to protect against bacteria, viruses or parasites that cause disease.

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW that not getting enough sleep can suppress your immune response and put you at greater risk of colds and flus. Studies show that people who are sleep deprived develop fewer antibodies and so they get less protection from vaccines. Also, a lack of sleep promotes inflammation, which hinders our response to colds naturally. So, that should be enough to make us want to strive for at least 7 hours of nightly rejuvenation

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW that prolonged moderate-to-high intensity workouts – more than 1 1/2 hours can increase the amount of adrenaline and cortisol in your body. Instead, strive to get at least 150 minutes or a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Taking gradual steps one day at a time adds up to a lifetime of good health. STAY ON COURSE!

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SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW that physical activity helps flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. Exercise also enhances your body immune response by speeding up the anti-bodies and white blood cells in your blood stream so they can detect harmful bacteria and viruses sooner. So while the seasons are changing and the cold and flu season is upon us, do all that you can do to boost your immune system naturally – GET MOVING!

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SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW?

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY – DID YOU KNOW that up to 75 % of all doctor visits are linked to stress-induced ill-nesses. One reason is that unrelenting anxiety leads to high levels of cortisol – a stress hormone that causes immune cells to age faster. Stress can also alter how your immune system works. With that being said, can anyone say WOO-SAH?

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