10 Signs Your Lymphatic System is Clogged

Do you feel like your mind is foggy? Do you feel congested? These are some signs your lymph system is backing up and needs to be unclogged (drained). First, let’s talk about what the lymphatic system is.

What Is The Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary lymph organs are  the spleen, thymus, tonsils, and adenoids. The lymph nodes filter out bacteria and toxic waste where lymphocytes (white blood cells) attack the bacteria.

The Primary Key To A Healthy Lymphatic System

A clogged lymphatic system is the result of toxins that accumulate in the body over time from poor diet and lifestyle. Much like a trash can that has not been emptied for years, the toxins eventually over flow. Safely eliminating this toxic build up from the body with a comprehensive detox is the most important key to a healthy lymphatic system.

How The Lymph Works

We can use the analogy that the lymphatic system is like a sewer system of a bunch of tiny toilets all over the body that need to be flushed. Just like a toilet needs to be flushed, your lymphatic system needs to flushed. It’s like a pump. Being sedentary is terrible for lymph.

Now that you have that lovely image in your mind of backed up toilets, just imagine what happens in your body if your lymph backs up! Terrible mess that’s what. Because when the lymph backs up, your blood becomes toxic and makes you very sick.

10 Signs You Need To Cleanse Your Lymphatic System

  1. Swelling in hands, feet, and ankles (but not limited to)
  2. Arthritis
  3. Water retention
  4. Muscle and joint stiffness especially when you first wake up
  5. Digestive disorders
  6. Skin conditions
  7. Sore throat
  8. Auto-immune disorders (fibromyalgia, MS, etc)
  9. Cellulite
  10. Sinus infections

20 Ways To Drain/Cleanse Your Lymphatic System

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Diet
    If you want to get healthy, you will need to load up on anti-inflammatory foods, and eliminate foods that trigger inflammation. The more nutrient dense your diet is, and the fewer chemicals and toxins in your body, the healthier your lymphatic system will be. Reference: Dr. Andrew Weil

  2. Cleanse you digestive system
    Poor digestion along with inflammation, is at the root of all disease. Undigested food accumulates in the digestive system over time, leading to clogged organs and lymph stagnation. Even just one day of not having a healthy bowel movement will can make you sick. I cannot stress enough how critical it is to cleanse your digestive system (and liver flush) 3-4 times a year with a comprehensive detox.

3. Avoid pharmaceutical drugs
Prescription drugs damage the lymphatic system. Always talk your doctor before going off any medication.

4. Add Herbal Supplements
Herbal supplements can be very powerful. Used in conjunction with an anti-inflammatory diet and comprehensive detox, herbs can take healing to the next level. Ginger root, turmeric root would be some, safe herbs to start with. These herbs will improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote lymph drainage.

  1. Deep breathing stimulates lymph
    This is critical for pulling toxic waste out because the rib cage is the lymphatic pump. Try Dr. Weil’s 4-7-8 Breathing Technique.

  2. Exercise
    Walking is one of the best ways to drain the lymph. It’s great for the joints, adrenal glands, and is like a pump for the lymphatic system. In the colder winter months it can be a challenge to get outside. Rebounding is another excellent way to drain the lymph without having to go outside or do strenuous exercise.
  1. Rebounding
    In the colder winter months it can be a challenge to get outside. Rebounding is one of the easiest ways to pump the lymph. It’s simply jumping on a mini trampoline. This passively moves the lymph while stimulating the circulation of blood throughout the body. Numerous studies have proven its efficacy, and have even shown it to improve muscle tone. Just be sure you get a high quality rebounder. Cheap rebounders can be hard on the joints and causes headaches.

  2. Stay well hydrated
    Drinking water is crucial. But it’s just as important that you drink clean re-mineralized water (not tap water).

  3. Increase potassium intake
    Sodium draws nutrients into the cell, while potassium pulls toxins out of the cells. There is no potassium supplement that can replace a diet high in potassium rich foods such as bananas and potatoes. A comprehensive detox program will be high in potassium rich foods and nutrient dense supplements that flood the body with nutrients at the cellular level, and draw the toxic waste and excess water out of the cells.

  4. Hydrotherapy
    Hot cold shower alternation seven times – contracts and relaxes  and moves blood which de-congests lymph.

  5. Lymph drainage massage
    There are massage therapists that specialize in lymph drainage. This along with a detox diet can really set you up for a healthy lymphatic system.

  6. Raw apple cider vinegar
    Raw apple cider vinegar detoxifies lymph and supports immune system.

  7. Limit animal protein and gluten (which is a protein)
    Lymph does not drain well in an acidic environment. Too many acidic forming foods are mucus forming, and too much acid waste can damage kidneys.  When toxins are not eliminated they have to store somewhere including the skin.

  8. Sweat
    Skin is often referred to as the third kidney. Sweating reduces the toxic load on lymph system.

  9. Lemons (citrus)
    Citrus fruits are astringents and cause contraction within lymphatic vessels and nodes helping detoxify.

  10. Dry skin brushing
    Skin brushing cleans dead cells off skin and moves lymph.
  1. Choose organic fruits and veggies
    Non organic produce is loaded with chemicals that will clog the lymphatic system. It may not be realistic to buy all organic. But I recommend checking out the “clean 15 and dirty dozen” on google to determine which fruits and veggies have the most and least chemical herbicides and pesticides on them.
  1. Do not use antiperspirants
    Anti-perspirants are very toxic and harmful to the lymphatic system. Look for natural alternatives. And keep in mind, if your diet and lymphatic system are clean, your body will not put off a strong odor.

  2. Wear loose clothing
    Tight fitting clothing restricts blood flow and jams up the lymph.

  3. Negative emotions are toxic and acidic
    Stress and negative emotions clogs lymph – spend time in prayer, forgive, and manage stress.

Ultimately if you want to cleanse your lymph and get healthy, you have to change your diet, AND learn how to assist your body in eliminating the toxic waste. The best way to start cleansing your lymph is a comprehensive detox. Changing your diet is crucial, but learning how to safely eliminate the waste is just as important.

Speaking of detoxing, Fall is the perfect season to do a detox. Join my Revitalize Your Body Fall Detox Program at an introductory investment of $47!

Love and Light,

Shaline

#detox #Fall #healthcoach #ShalineMiller

Guacamole Made Simple

Happy Labor Day weekend!

The best condiment on the planet if you ask me, has to be guacamole. It’s easy to make, delicious and filled with healthy fats, vitamins, enzymes and fiber. You go to the store and there are so many pre made versions of guacamole that are loaded with artificial preservative and MSG. Or even worse, those flavor packets with bad iodized salt, MSG and dehydrated vegetables that you’re supposed to mix in with wholesome precious avocados.

If people knew how insanely easy guacamole really is they wouldn’t be buying this stuff. Fresh, homemade guacamole from scratch takes less than 10 minutes and is 10 million times better than anything you can get from the store.

There are different variations and you can get creative. I love adding a fresh chopped tomato to my guacamole for an extra burst of flavor and color. If you like it spicy you can experiment with adding different hot peppers. The options are endless. But I’d love to share with you just how easy guacamole can be.

The Basics of Beautiful Guacamole

The most basic version of guacamole that you can mash together in under 5 minutes.

2 ripe avocados

1 clove fresh minced garlic

1 Tablespoon lime juice

handful chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon sea salt

Drizzle of olive oil

Mash the avocado and mix in the rest of the ingredients.

While some days it’s best to keep things simple, other times you might want to go the extra mile.

The Ultimate Flavor Filled Guacamole

2 ripe avocados

1 clove fresh garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon lime juice

¼ Cup red onion, very finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, very finely chopped

1 ripe roma tomato, finely chopped

1  Tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

Handful of both cilantro and parsley, finely chopped

Mash the avocado and mix all ingredients together.

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.

If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive Restore your Gut Health program. Book your Fresh Start Strategy Session. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

Join me on my Facebook page or my private Facebook group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

To your health and happiness,

Shaline

#recipes #guacomole #LaborDay #weekend #nutrition #coaching #ShalineMiller

This is an eye opener!

I’m sharing this information from the Food Babe.

If there was one thing that opened up her eyes to how corrupt the food industry is… it’s how big food companies, like McDonald’s, Pepsico, and Heinz reformulate their products with safer ingredients to sell in other countries. 

McDonald’s french fries without dimethylsiloxane, Mountain Dew without artificial colors, and Heinz Ketchup without high fructose corn syrup are all provided to our friends overseas, while they continue to sell dramatically inferior versions here in America. 

It’s unethical and the hypocrisy needs to stop.

If a company can make safer products without these chemicals for other people, why won’t they do this for their own American citizens?

She recently shared a NEW LIST with 10 more examples of food companies selling safer, less toxic versions of their products in other countries. Swipe left on Instagram to see them all here. 

It’s an eye-opener. Please share this post with your friends! 

To your health and happiness,

Shaline

September Food Focus: Natural Sweeteners

Deconstructing Food Cravings

The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate? Are cravings due to lack of will-power or discipline? I’d like to suggest that cravings are not a problem. They are critical pieces of information that tell you what your body needs.

The important thing is to understand why you crave what you crave. Perhaps your diet is too restrictive or devoid of essential nutrients. Perhaps you are living a lifestyle that is too boring or stressful. Your body tries to correct the imbalance by sending you a message: a craving. A craving for something sweet could mean you need more protein, more exercise, more water or more love in your life. The key to stopping the sugar craving is to understand and deliver what your body really needs.

No book or theory can tell you what to eat. Only awareness of your body and its needs can tell you. Of all the relationships in our lives, the one with our body is the most essential. It takes communication, love and time to cultivate a relationship with your body. As you learn to decipher and respond to your body’s cravings, you will create a deep and lasting level of health and balance.

The next time you have a craving, treat it as a loving message from your body instead of a weakness. Try these tips to respond to your body:

  • Have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes.
  • Eat a healthier version of what you crave. For example, if you crave sweets, try eating more fruit and sweet or root vegetables.
  • What is out of balance in your life? Is there something you need to express, or is something being repressed? What happened in your life just before you had this craving?
  • When you eat the food you are craving, enjoy it, taste it, savor it; notice its effect. Then you will become more aware and free to decide if you really want it next time.

Food Focus: Natural Sweeteners

Who among us doesn’t love sweets? The sweet flavor releases serotonin in our brains, the chemical responsible for our sense of well-being and contentment. But when it comes to sweeteners, not all are created equal. There are side effects and health risks from refined sweeteners like white table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and from artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet, saccharin and Splenda. Since refined sweeteners have been stripped of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they can spike blood sugar, which can often lead to cravings and mood and energy fluctuations. Instead, using naturally and minimally processed sweeteners can reduce cravings for sugary things.

Here are a few natural sweeteners to substitute in drinks, food and baking. Since they are all approximately 1.5 times sweeter than refined sugar, you can use less. You can find them in most supermarkets or natural food stores. When replacing sugar with liquid sweeteners in a recipe, reduce the amounts of other liquids.

honey

Raw Honey

Everyone seems to love honey, one of the oldest natural sweeteners on the market. Honey will have a different flavor depending on the plant source. Some are very dark and intensely flavored. Wherever possible, choose raw honey, as it is unrefined and contains small amounts of enzymes, minerals and vitamins.

Agave Nectar

Agave is made through the extraction and purification of the juice of the agave cactus. It does not stimulate insulin secretion as other sugars do, so it does not create a “sugar rush.” It has a delightfully light and mild flavor.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is the concentrated extract of the sap of maple trees. It adds a rich, deep flavor to foods and drinks. Make sure to look for 100% pure maple syrup, not maple-flavored corn syrup. As with all sweeteners, organic varieties are best.

Source: “The Cane Mutiny,” New Age Magazine, March/April 1999.

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Recipe of the Month: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4 

                                                                                        

Ingredients:

2-3 apples

2-3 peaches, plums, or pears

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 cup raisins

juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice

1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

  1. Wash, core and chop fruit into slices or chunks.
  2. Place in a large saucepan with 1/3 cup of water. Add the maple syrup and raisins.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice and cinnamon. Cook for another 10 minutes, until soft.
  5. While fruit is cooking, place chopped nuts in a skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  6. Drizzle honey over the nuts and add ginger, but keep stirring since the honey can easily burn.
  7. Top warm fruit with toasted nuts and enjoy!

To your health,

Shaline

#naturalsweeteners #nutrition #food #cravings #healthcoaching #ShalineMiller

My New Blog Name

Hi there!

Happy September! This year has been a crazy year…with Covid, my family’s (my mom) health issue, etc…I will be glad when this year is over.

Anyway, if you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I changed my blog name from healthysexynutrition to finefabulousfree.  Healthysexynutrition was launched over five years ago when I focused on nutrition then finefabulousfree was created when I added essential oils. Essential oils was added with a focus on emotional wellness.  I don’t know if I’ve written a post about my story with depression. I was on meds for about six months and gradually took myself off of it. So, now, I’ve decided to step back and focus on nutrition and self care.

I hope you have a great month and enjoy the posts. Oh, and please let me know what nutrition ideas, topics, etc you have.

All the best,

Shaline

 

What are the benefits of chocolate?

Have you ever heard about the benefits of eating chocolate? Do you know that chocolate contains some very important pharmacologically active ingredients that are very good for our health such as anandamide and phenylethylamine?  Let’s explore some of the benefits of eating chocolates.

chocolate

IMPROVES MOOD

You will be surprised to know that chocolate is a great companion for you when you are in a bad mood because the flavonoids in dark chocolates are the ones that have a positive influence on the stressors in our mind. It immediately helps to reduce anxiety and stress in our body. Besides flavonoids, dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine that works to arouse feelings of being in love. For this reason, chocolate is known as the love drug and sharing them with someone is a great way to show your love for others.

MAINTAINS HEART HEALTH

The antioxidant properties of flavonoids are present in chocolate in rich quantities which helps to prevent the blood from clotting. It also facilitates in protecting the lining of the arteries. Furthermore, the consumption of chocolate doesn’t increase the level of cholesterol in the body as the saturated fats present in chocolate is different from the saturated fats present in dairy and meat. Eating dark chocolate at any age can greatly help improve our cardiovascular health, fight against cell damage, and improve circulation.

AIDS WEIGHT LOSS

“Oh, don’t eat chocolate! It’s the junk food that is harming your health!” We have all been told this, however eating chocolate that doesn’t have preservatives is going to be your BFF. Yes, certain types of sweetened and low-quality chocolates or candies may cause harm to your health. However, eating high-quality dark chocolate can provide tons of benefits to your body. Weight loss is accelerated by eating dark chocolate. The consumption of dark chocolate stabilizes your blood sugar, reduces cravings, and controls appetite.

RECOMMENDED QUANTITY AND WHAT TYPE OF CHOCOLATE TO EAT

Out of all the chocolates, the one that has the most of the benefits to your health is dark chocolate. Godiva brand dark chocolate, or any others labeled as dark chocolate are great. However, Health experts agree that daily consumption of dark chocolate should be no more than 30g-60g or 1-2 ounces in a day.

Note: I prefer adding raw cacao powder and/or raw cacao nibs to my raw dessert recipes. Raw cacao is unlike chocolate bars/candy which are highly processed. If you purchase chocolate, look for chocolate with at least 70% cacao.

 

Chocolate Recipes

 

Choco Protein Balls

Makes 6 balls

1 tablespoon almond flour

8 ounces peanut butter

2 teaspoons cacao powder

1 teaspoon chocolate powder

2 tablespoons chocolate protein powder

4 ounces ground hazelnuts, divided

½ cup whole hazelnuts

COMBINE INGREDIENTS. Combine almond flour with peanut butter, cacao, chocolate, protein powder, and 2 ounces of ground hazelnuts. Mix well and allow mixture to sit for 30 minutes.

FORM BALLS. Form small balls out of the mixture, putting 1 whole hazelnut inside each ball. Roll the balls over ground hazelnuts and serve.

 

Chocolate Cherries

Serves 2

10 ounces dark chocolate

2 cups fresh cherries

MELT CHOCOLATE. Melt chocolate in ½ cup of hot water. Set aside.

PREPARE CHERRIES. Wash and clean the cherries. Remove the seeds.

COAT CHERRIES IN CHOCOLATE. Submerge the cherries in the heated chocolate to coat. Allow the cherries to cool and then put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.

For more recipes, click here for your free Love Yourself Silly with Chocolate Guide.

To your Health. Enjoy!

Shaline

 

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Chia Pudding Made Easy

Chia pudding is my go-to dessert because it’s incredibly healthy AND delicious. There are 101 ways to make chia pudding (maybe more) but today I want to share a few of my favorite combinations and how you can get super creative with your own pudding concoctions.

The Basics of Chia Pudding

Once you’ve got the basic principles of chia pudding down you’ll be able to create any combination of flavors you can imagine.

3 Tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 Cup of liquid

From there the options are endless! Just make sure to mix each combination up thoroughly so the chia seeds are evenly distributed and any powders dissolve completely. Try these and feel free to experiment with your own favorite flavor combos.

WarmChiaPudding

 

Here are some of my favorite combos (each makes 1 serving)

  • Tropical Rain – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + ½ Cup guava juice + ½ Cup coconut milk
  • Razzies and Cream – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + ½ Cup raspberry puree + ½ Cup almond milk
  • Orange Creamsicle – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + ¾ Cup orange juice + ¼ Cup coconut cream
  • Strawberry Basil – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Cup strawberry puree + 5 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • Energy Gel – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + 1 Tablespoon lime juice + ¾ Cup water + 3 drops stevia
  • Chocolate Dream – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Cup almond milk + 1 Tablespoon cacao powder + 3-5 drops stevia
  • Spirulina Mint – 3 Tablespoons chia seeds + 1 Cup cashew milk + 10 mint leaves, finely chopped + 1 teaspoon spirulina powder  + 3-5 drops stevia

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.

If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut Health by booking a Fresh Start Strategy Session. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

Join me on my Facebook page and my private Facebook group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

To your wellness,

Shaline

 

#chiaseeds #chiaseedrecipes #nutrition #foodie #IINhealthcoach #guthealth #recipes

Question Everything (Most Important Blog Post You Read Today)

You probably have heard of the Food Babe but in case you haven’t, she first came on the scene as a delegate a Democratic National Center. You may remember a young woman holding a sign that read, “Label GMOs!” She convinced the Subway to remove one of their ingredients in their sandwiches and she has written to several other companies including Kraft Chick-Fil-A, and Panera Bread about their ingredients.

I had the opportunity to meet the Food Babe, Vani Hari, at a Green Festival here in Southern California and hear her speak at a couple Women’s Wellness Conferences.

This is an excerpt of an email I received from her that I want to share with you.

I’ve always been very inquisitive. Perhaps this has something to do with how I was raised or all those years I spent on the debate team in school, but my intense desire to research and find the truth has not left me. I learned a long time ago that things are not always how they seem on the surface and that it is important to question everything.

As I uncovered in my best-selling book, Feeding You Lies, corporations can pay for favorable media coverage – they can get reporters to suggest organic food isn’t worth the money, or GMOs are safe or even create character assassinations on activists like me. (And if you haven’t read this book, the eBook version is only $1.99 this week)

If your pockets are deep enough, you can get basically anything you want in the “News”.

An investigative report was recently published in Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), which exposes how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funnelled more than $250 million into news agencies such as the NY Times, BBC, NBC, NPR, The Guardian, Univision, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, and many more.

You may know that Gates has a long history of investing millions into chemical companies too – like Monsanto (he bought 500,000 shares of the company) and widely promotes the development of GMO crops throughout the world even though the chemicals in Roundup that are sprayed on GMO crops are cancerous.

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The CJR report outlines how some Gates-funded news outlets have gone on to write “glowing editorials” about Gates and his many projects. Fact-check platforms PolitiFact and USA Today also received funding from Gates and defended him from “conspiracy theories” circulating online. And it goes much deeper than this.

At some point you’ve got to wonder, am I reading “the news” or a paid PR piece?

This really hit home…

The food and chemical industries have used paid messengers in the media for decades to swindle the public into believing processed foods full of GMOs, artificial colors, and other chemical additives (like Kellogg’s new Unicorn Waffles) are safe, fun, and good for you. When you sell food that makes people sick, it turns out you have to spend a lot of time and money trying to convince people it’s not your fault.

GMO sign

I’ve personally been attacked and slandered in the media countless times, only later to uncover that the “expert sources” quoted in these stories were bankrolled by the very food and chemical companies that I was fighting against.

I tell these stories in Feeding You Lies and share much more about how the media is being manipulated by the very people we thought we could trust. I’m sharing this with you again now, because it’s more important than ever that we pay close attention to what we are being told and who we can trust.

If you know anyone needs to hear this, please forward this email to them and please have them join this email list here. Let’s all keep asking questions and being inquisitive about everything that affects our health and the health of our children.

Xo,

Vani

Love and Light,

Shaline

 

#GMOS #FoodBabe #Food #GMOlabeling #wellness #nutritioncoach

How and Why to Make a Mono Meal for Better Digestion

What exactly is a mono meal and why is it beneficial? Very good questions which can be answered by taking a step back in time. You see our ancestors, for thousands of years, wouldn’t have had access to the diverse array of delicious foods we have when we open our fridge.

It would’ve been more of a scenario like you found a berry bush at it’s prime ripeness. Ancestrally we would’ve understood that with no way to preserve such bounty, we’d have to eat as much as we could right then and there. Our bodies and brains are much better adapted to this since it’s how humans ate for the majority of their time on this earth.

A mono meal is just a fancy way of saying, fill yourself up on a meal that consists of ONE thing. Eat a big bowl of just watermelon, eat four bananas, a big bowl of steamed sweet potato etc.

bowl -watermelon

The benefits of mono meals are mainly to do with digestive health. They remove the burden of your digestive system having to differentiate from an array of different substances which all require different enzymes.

When I’m feeling bogged down and low energy I try to do a day or two of mono meals. This gives me a digestive reset and boosts my energy without caffeine or other stimulants.

The way we eat doesn’t always make sense. Combining starches, proteins, fats and sugars is bound to create a digestive burden which shows up as discomfort, gas and other pesky digestive issues.

When you take a break from complex meals, your organs have a chance to rejuvenate. Detoxification naturally happens at this point and you might find that when you go back to eating as usual, you digest your food better and have more energy.

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.

If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut Health. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

Join me on my Facebook page and my private group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

Love and Light,

Shaline

 

#guthealth #microbiome #digestion #nutrition #coaching

 

Nourishing Your Inner Kingdom Smoothie

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend!

Your inner kingdom, your microbiome, your gut symbiosis, these are all different words for the same thing. How healthy your inner world is depicts what shows up health wise in your outer world.

Keeping your gut healthy and happy is one of the big secrets to good digestion, glowing skin and increased energy.

The more easy ways you have to incorporate recipes that reestablish a healthy intestinal flora, the better. Having a smoothie loaded with beneficial microbes is a daily addition to your diet that will get you awesome results over time. I know personally I can’t go without my gut smoothie a day. I find the biggest thing that changes is my mood. Gut health is directly linked to mood and brain health.

My Favorite Gut Health Smoothie Ingredients

  • Ground flax – high in fiber and has a mucosal effect in the gut
  • Kefir or water kefir – contains diverse unique bacteria strains different from yogurt
  • Coconut yogurt or regular plain organic yogurt – high in beneficial bacteria
  • Berries – tasty, high in healthy fiber and antioxidants
  • Flax seed oil – for its ability to help lubricate the intestinal tract
  • Cod liver oil – for omega-3 and gut nourishing enzymes
  • Cinnamon – for its blood sugar stabilizing effects
  • Banana – for its prebiotic power

Put these together and you’ve got yourself a super powerful smoothie for helping your gut get strong and healthy. And in turn you help your whole body, and that’s what holistic health is all about!

berry smoothie

 

Inner Kingdom Smoothie

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups dairy free milk (almond, coconut or your preference)

½ Cup kefir or yogurt

1 Cup frozen mixed berries

1 banana

1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds

½ tsp cinnamon

1 Tablespoon your preferred oil – flax, Udo’s oil or cod liver oil

Handful of your favorite greens- spinach, kale, mixed greens

Directions

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until super smooth.

If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut Health. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora.

Join me on my Facebook page or join my private group where I share information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

Love and light,

Shaline

 

#guthealth #digestion #microbione #nutrition #smoothies #raw