Posts Tagged With: Detox

“The Benefits Of Ginger”

Quick Tip Monday!!!

Let’s talk about that oddly shaped food known as ginger.

Ginger not only has the ability to heal you from some of the worst menstrual cramps but it can also be used to treat stomach issues such as nausea, vomiting, gas, and morning sickness.

Here’s a list of benefits that will have you craving ginger.

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The Many Uses Of Epsom Salt!

Quick Tip Monday!!!

So, you’re cleaning out your cabinets and you come across a bag of Epsom salt. You’re probably thinking when did I purchase this and why?

But before you toss that little bag in the garbage, take a second look because there’s a host of uses inside that bag that you may not have even realized.

As a matter of fact, Epsom salt should be in everyone’s home.

Epsom Salt: Is a natural exfoliator that’s made from the minerals magnesium and sulfate.

It gets its name from the town of Epsom, England where the compound was first distilled from water, during the Shakespeare era.

It looks like salt in its form but it’s not a salt because salt consist of sodium chloride which is totally different substance than that of Epsom salt.

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Ways To Fight Inflammation!

Quick Tip Monday!

Naturally when inflammation is processed in the body correctly, it’s use is for healing. But when it begins to dominate the body in ways it shouldn’t, such as arthritis, it can have an adverse effect. Instead of it healing the body you may notice constant pain and irritation not to mention possible obesity, heart disease, and cancer.

Looking to reduce inflammation in your body and not sure exactly where to start?

Well here’s a list of ways to get you on the right track:

Eat Protein at Every Meal – foods such as chicken, fish, eggs, and low-fat dairy helps with detoxifying the liver.

Drink Green Tea – Catechins is a substance in green tea that helps detoxifies the body. 3 cups is preferred, but even drinking one cup is good. Stick with the organic kind if possible.

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Achieve Ultimate Health by Revisiting 2014

year in review 2014
Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve all had a safe and wonderful New Years Eve and that the first day of 2015 is starting off beautifully!

Just wanted to share a list of everything I’ve blogged about in 2014. Maybe you were unable to try everything on the list. That’s okay. For your convenience I’ve condensed the full year to one page so you can try these suggestions as you are able,

If you are like me, God is calling you to a healthier lifestyle. Incorporating one or all of these suggestions to your regimen will be a great benefit to your health.

Let’s get started……


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30 Day Smoothie Challenge – Days 11 – 15

30-Day-Challenge-HeaderThank you again to Young and Raw for hosting this great challenge.

Please comment and share your smoothie pics for inspiration. You’re making a big difference just by sharing and encouraging people around you. Be sure to also share your comments, feedback and results with us in the Facebook Group!

Here are your recipes for the next 5 days…Enjoy!

Day 11: Kiwi Omega Booster

2 kiwi (peeled, if non-organic)
½ field cucumber
2 cup spinach
¼ cup cilantro
1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Kiwis are one of our favorite nutritional powerhouse foods. They are rich in an enzyme called actinidain which will aid your body in the digestion of protein molecules.  They are also full of potassium, a mineral that will help to balance out blood pressure by moderating the effects of sodium. Kiwis can also help to prevent blood clots when eaten on a regular basis. Continue reading

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The 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge — Day 6 – 10 Smoothies

30-Day-Challenge-HeaderThis challenge is easy and a great way to get in your fruits and vegetables.  

Day 6: Healthy Orange Julius 
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 orange, peeled
1 lime, peeled
2 cups spinach
1 cup almond milk

Tips and Tricks: Who says you need egg whites to make a delicious creamy smoothie!
This smoothie is packed full of vitamin C, which will help to boost your immune system as well
as contribute to the formation of strong, healthy skin. It is also rich in iron due to the spinach
content. You will be increasing your bodies ability to  absorb the iron in your spinach by
combining it with the vitamin C rich citrus fruits as well.

Day 7: Peach Perfect Ginger Delight
2 cups fresh or frozen peaches
2 cups arugula
1 celery rib
1-inch piece ginger root
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Peaches are an awesome addition to your regular fruit rotation. Peaches
are rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C which will help to protect your body against
heart disease, as well as nourishing and protecting your skin. They are also rich in selenium
which means that they can protect your cells from damage as well as
cancer formation and growth.

Day 8: Green Pear Fiber Booster
2 pears, cores and stems removed
2 cups green leaf lettuce
¼ cup parsley
1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Pears are one of the best sources of dietary fibre in the plant kingdom.
RIch in soluble fiber, which is the fiber that absorbs water to help soften and add bulk
to the stools, keeping your digestive system clean. This type of fiber is also responsible for
helping to reduce cholesterol levels in the body. The skin of the pear is where most of the
fiber resides, so be sure to include the skin.

Day 9: Blackberry Antioxidant Rescue
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
½ orange, peeled
2 cups spinach
1-inch piece ginger root
¼ cup cilantro
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: You may be able to guess that blackberries are rich in antioxidants just by
looking at their rich, dark color. Blackberries are rich in anthocyanins which help to defend the
body against age related degeneration as well as cancer cell formation. They are rich in rutin
which will help to improve circulation, and these berries help to fight inflammation, making
them an all around amazing food for helping to prevent disease in general.

Day 10: Tropical Vitamin Booster
1 cup fresh or frozen mango
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
2 cups green leaf lettuce
1 lime, juiced
1 cup water or coconut water

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Sweat Makes You a Better You

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You may not be aware of this little fact, but we’re born with quite a few sweat glands–2 to 4 million sweat glands to be exact.

Now depending on how many sweat glands you’re born with will determine how much you sweat. Women tend to have more sweat glands then men; but men tend to be more active then women resulting in more sweat produced.

Some think of sweat as a huge inconvenience; sweating during exercise is one thing, but sweating when you’re anxious, embarrassed, angry, or scared is another thing all together.

Some people despise sweat so much they are willing to to be injected under their arms with botox. Ouch!

Okay, okay it’s true–sweat is not very popular, yet it is important and quite beneficial. So are you ready? Then, Let’s get ready to…….Sweat!!!

Sweat Cools Your Body:
  • Your body needs to sweat to avoid overheating. If your body overheats then you could be in danger of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

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The Intoxicating Benefits of a Bath

Woman Resting in Bath ca. 2001

I just came across this 1970’s commercial. Do any of you remember this famous slogan?

The Traffic.
The Boss.
The Baby.
The Dog.
Calgon Take Me Away.

If you do remember this commercial, perhaps when you watched it you were instantly put in the mood for a nice escape behind the quiet door that leads to that porcelain oasis of serenity; where you could soak for an hour and travel to wherever your imagination would take you.

Speaking of that…when was the last time you were taken away by a nice hot bubble bath?

I know, I know who has time for baths right? In today’s fast-paced society, where we’re in a rush to accomplish as much possible in our 16 hour days (give or take an hour depending on how much sleep you need) showers have become the norm by default.

Yes I know showers are convenient and of course they have their benefits, but bathing may become well worth the extra effort once you hear of its many benefits. Continue reading

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DETOX GROUP ACTIVITY “Oil Pulling” Begins Tomorrow

Leading up to Cycle 8 we’ll be doing a series of detox activities.


Oil Pulling is a folk remedy where oil is swished in the mouth. Stephanie wrote a great article on the blog on the MANY benefits of Oil Pulling.

  • Brighter and whiter teeth
  • Healthier gums
  • Better breath
  • Clearer skin (can eliminate skin conditions such as eczema or acne)
  • Increased energy
  • Clearer sinuses and alleviated allergies
  • Migraine relief
  • Better sleep
  • Regulated menstrual cycles
  • Improved PMS symptoms

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Activity: Oil Pulling
When: Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8
Time: 15-20 minutes (first thing in the morning)
Needed supplies: Oil (sesame, coconut, olive, sunflower, etc.)

Two Ways to Join us on Monday

1. Join our community on the Facebook Surrender Your Diet Mastermind Group.

2. Or blog your experience at The Surrender Blog.

The Surrender Fasters are the healthiest people in the world!!!

Look forward to hanging with you tomorrow!

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Day 1 – 3 Day Detox – Lunch Drink

Hello Surrender Detoxers!

Here’s the link for the You Tube video for the Lunch Drink. A little more pulp than I like but definitely doable.


I’ll be back in a little bit with the video for the Dinner Drink.

Also, listen to today’s Morning Prayer call:

Dial in number: 530-881-1399
Access code: 275281#

Dr. Celeste

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