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Would you like to clear away the sluggish fog of too much “summer fun”? The grey bloat of too many happy hours? Looking to lighten the load a little? Clean out the junk drawer? Are you experiencing any symptoms like:

  • weight gain
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • depression, irritability, anxiety, mood swings
  • insomnia
  • bad breath
  • itchy skin
  • poor focus or memory
  • sinus congestion, allergies
  • constipation, gas, bloating

These can all be related to inefficient elimination of toxins!

We live in an ever increasing toxic environment.  Causes of impaired detoxification can include:

  • Overwhelming load (exogenous-from outside the body, and endogenous-toxins generated by dysbiosis and leaky gut)
  • Impaired excretion (liver, bowel, kidney, lymph)
  • Inefficient fuels (improper macronutrient balance)
  • Deficiencies in micronutrients (antioxidants, cofactors for detox pathways)

You are in luck! Fall Detox Group Starts October 22!

Here’s the what’s and the how’s: 21 days of 2 shakes a day with some liver cleansing herbs and digestive enzymes. Plenty of protein(in the shakes- it’s non GMO pea protein, Quality Whey, OR Collagen from pastured cows) to support proper phase one and phase two detox. Modified, individualized elimination diet. Learn how to properly support your organs of elimination to avoid “detox symptoms.” People do very well on this program and generally feel energetic and clear headed. Videos, email support, and live Q &A weekly.  There will also be a private Facebook group for members to share ideas, recipes, and ask questions.

The 21 day detox costs only $247. When consider the cost remember that you will be replacing 30 meals with the shakes, so think of all the money you will save on groceries!

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Turmeric Ginger Switchel

Turmeric Ginger Switchel

 

Excited to share my new favorite summer drink! Why Turmeric? In botanical medicine it goes by it’s Latin name, Curcuma Longa. It is a member of the ginger family and is a rhizome that looks like ginger, but is bright orange/yellow. The orange color is the carotenoid called ‘curcumin’ which is responsible for the amazing health benefits including high antioxidant power. Turmeric is wonderful for soothing and quenching all sorts of inflammation. We now understand that inflammation is at the root of many common chronic illnesses. It has anti-cancer as well as brain protective benefits. With dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases on the rise, I am definitely looking for prevention strategies, especially ones that taste so good! If you are looking for a way to add delicious supercharged nutrition to your life, you can’t go wrong with Turmeric!

Fresh Turmeric

Fresh Turmeric

It is also slightly bitter, and a warming, stimulating herb which helps with bile production, and can support healthy cholesterol levels. We know it is absorbed best when in the presence of black pepper. In this recipe I use doTERRA black pepper essential oil which is really mild and adds a great balance to the flavor.

IMG_2319If you want to purchase black pepper oil you can do that here. 

 

IMG_2311Ginger is a natural companion to turmeric. Very anti-inflammatory itself, it also helps with digestion, has anticancer benefits too. Ginger has been shown to reduce migraine pain and menstrual cramps. This is powerful kitchen medicine! A switchel is an old fashioned beverage using apple cider vinegar with some sort of sweetener- commonly honey, maple syrup, or molasses. I will be experimenting with using a xylitol simple syrup to reduce the glycemic impact of the switchel. However, the amount of honey used in this recipe is relatively small, and the switchel is diluted with still or sparkling water, so the sugar content is much lower than most commercially available sodas and drinks.

Here is the recipe:

Equal parts fresh turmeric and ginger juice. I juiced them in my champion juicer, however if you do not have a juicer you can grate them on a fine, microplane grater, and then add the freshly grated roots to the apple cider vinegar mixture. When you serve it you will just want to strain it first. So you can scale this recipe as you want, but for this example let’s say we have 1/4 cup combined turmeric and ginger juices. fresh turmeric and ginger juice

To this you will add 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon, lime or a combo of juice.

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Then add 3/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Then stir in your sweetener. I used honey in mine and I used 1/2 cup. You may like it more or less sweet and you can adjust to your taste. honey

4 drops black pepper essential oil

Stir all together. This makes the base of your switchel drink. It is very strong by itself. To serve, add 2-3 Tablespoons to a 12 oz glass filled with ice and either still or sparkling water. It is also delicious added to summer cocktails! Be aware that the Turmeric can stain anything it comes in contact with!

Enjoy!

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KristyBioPic Kristy combines nutritional therapies, lifestyle education and counseling to assist her clients in achieving optimal health and wellbeing.  Having personal experience with a debilitating illness she appreciates how nutrition and wellness therapies support us in healing.  She is passionate about sharing her insights and expertise in cooking, nutrition, health, and mind-body therapies. 

Kristy holds a Master’s of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition.  She strongly believes in using food as medicine and that therapeutic diets should be satisfying and delicious.  She understands food is most therapeutic when it is organic, local, whole and enjoyed in community.  Kristy customizes therapeutic diets to each individual, depending on their specific tastes, belief systems and health needs. 

She is certified as an Embodied Life Teacher and believes that being present and feeling whole leads to healing.  Kristy earned her certification as a Feldenkrais Practitioner in 2007.  Kristy honed her skills in the kitchen at the upscale Berkeley restaurant Lalimes.   She now utilizes her cooking experience as a Therapeutic Chef for clients who are making dietary changes. 

Kristy’s focus is on supporting gastrointestinal health through nutrition and other therapies.  Healthy gut bacteria leads to vitality and wellness but an unhealthy gut can contribute to a variety of conditions such as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), obesity, diabetes and autoimmune conditions. 

Kristy offers a variety of specialized holistic wellness services and if you are interested, you can SCHEDULE HERE.

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