Fall in Love with Digestive Enzymes

Why I Fell in Love with Digestive Enzymes

When I started learning about all the toxins I was putting into my body through years of eating processed food, I was horrified. I started to ask myself, how can I help my organs to get rid of these toxins more effectively? How can I help my gut to repair itself so that I don’t have bloating and gas for the rest of time? The answer wasn’t far away. The answer in part, for me, was digestive enzymes, especially in the beginning of my gut health journey. In the beginning of my journey to rebuild my gut after years of acid reflux, I was advised by a physician that both digestive enzymes and probiotics are beneficial for gut health.

How Enzymes Work

Our organs produce digestive enzymes and different enzymes work on different foods. There are specific enzymes for starches and carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As we age, we don’t produce as much of these enzymes as when we are young.

We can also access enzymes from external sources like raw fruits, vegetables, cold pressed oils and raw dairy. Yet when these foods are heated, the enzymes quickly denature and our organs are forced to carry the whole load. This is stressful to our bodies, and a lot of work. Mostly humans have had access to a certain percentage of raw foods but in the last 50 years we’ve transitioned into a highly processed=cooked diet.

By incorporating digestive enzyme supplements and eating more raw foods, I quickly went from bloated and uncomfortable most of the time to energized and light. Giving my body exactly what it needed to break down and easily assimilate the food I was taking in made all the difference. Because when your body has to pour all it’s resources into breaking down the food you’re eating, there isn’t much space left for anything else.

Digestive enzymes were a simple addition that helped me so much in the early repair stages. Now that I’ve got my diet figured out I don’t supplement with them as often as I did but I think they’re a great short term solution to digestive issues. Just remember, a big raw salad a day keeps the doctor away.

Check out my favorite digestive enzymes here.

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 in 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

PS Check out the Ultimate Guide to a New You!

October Food Focus: Root Vegetables

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. – Mark Twain

Time Management

Have you ever wished for a few more hours in the day? Why is it that some people seem to get everything done effortlessly and others feel that time constantly eludes them? The secret to managing your time well isn’t working more hours. It is about prioritizing the important things and learning to use the time you have more efficiently and effectively. The secret is working smarter, not harder.

Some of us, by nature, organize and get tasks out of the way before we relax, while others of us play first and work later. It is important to first recognize which type you are and whether your style is allowing you to have the life you really want. Maybe you are super-organized at work, but burned out because you don’t know how to make time for yourself. Maybe you are naturally a less organized person who knows how to relax, but you are dissatisfied because you aren’t fulfilling your goals and dreams.

Rather than labeling yourself or beating yourself up, realize that time management is an area of your life that you can strengthen. Like a new muscle, it takes practice and repetition to make it stronger. To help you get started, here are some steps to streamline your days at work and at home. Try the first one or two that jump out at you:

  • Allocate time for planning and organizing.
  • Create to-do lists that are realistic, not intimidating. Use only one to-do list.
  • Under-schedule your time: Leave time for the unexpected and for interruptions. When you estimate how long something will take, add on a third of that time.
  • Schedule your time in a way that reduces interruptions that lower your productivity.
  • Practice the art of intelligent neglect: Eliminate trivial tasks.
  • Prioritize what is most important and do that first.
  • Consider your biological prime time: At what time of day do you work best? Plan to do your most important work at that time.
  • If you say yes to everything that comes your way, learn to say no.
  • Ask for help and delegate.
  • In the evening make your to-do list for the next day, so it will be out of your brain and on a piece of paper. Leave work with a clear head and a clean desk.
  • Acknowledge yourself daily for all that you have accomplished.

Also take a look at the two biggest hindrances to using time effectively: procrastinating and lacking purpose. We usually procrastinate when a task seems too daunting, too large or too complex, or when we feel we won’t be able to handle it. When you get that “deer in the headlights” feeling, try “chunking”: break the large task into smaller, manageable action steps and start with the first one. We also often drag our heels or use our time inefficiently because we are bored, unengaged and uninspired. The most effective people will tell you that they love what they do and are aligned with a greater purpose. When it comes to managing your time, you may need to ask the larger questions, “Am I doing what I love to do? Am I doing something meaningful to me?”

As you strengthen your new time management muscle, keep your focus on getting organized so that you can live the life you came here for. Instead of being a chore, good time management can be your ticket to more fun, greater satisfaction and a vibrant, exciting life.

Food Focus: Root Vegetables

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The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates, providing a steady source of necessary sugars to the body. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods, they regulate them. Since they absorb, assimilate and supply plants with vital nutrients, roots likewise increase absorption and assimilation in our digestive tracts.

Long roots, like burdock, carrots, parsnips and daikon radish, are excellent blood purifiers and can help improve circulation in the body and increase mental clarity. Round roots, like turnips, radishes, beets and rutabagas, are nourishing to the stomach, spleen, pancreas and reproductive organs and can help regulate blood sugar and moods, and alleviate cravings.

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Root Vegetables

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25-35 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

1 sweet potato

2 parsnips

2 carrots

2 turnips or 1 large rutabaga

1 daikon radish (or substitute/add in your favorites, like squash)

olive oil

salt and pepper

herbs: rosemary, thyme or sage (fresh if possible)

Directions:

1.   Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.   Wash and chop all vegetables into large bite-sized pieces.

3.   Place in a large baking dish with sides.

4.   Drizzle with olive oil; mix well to coat each vegetable lightly with oil.

5.   Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.

6.   Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes until vegetables are tender and golden brown, checking every 10 minutes to stir and make sure veggies are not sticking.

Note: Any combination of vegetables will work. Roasting only one kind of vegetable also makes a nice side dish.

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To your health and happiness,

Shaline

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Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Butter

Every year we go running to the stores to find ourselves anything pumpkin related we can get our hands on.

Pumpkins don’t only decorate our porches but they also fill our plates, and it’s good they do, since pumpkin contains a lot of health benefits. So, let’s find out why you need to find reasons to eat pumpkin all season long — and we’ll also go over some of my favorite simple, healthy pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Health Benefit #1

Enough vitamin A for the entire day.  Just one cup of pumpkin gives you enough vitamin A for two days!  What is Vitamin A good for, you ask?  It keeps your eyesight healthy, especially in dim lighting. Aside from it’s main job of providing healthy eyesight, Vitamin A is also good for your skin and bones. 

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 2 cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup organic apple juice, no sugar added
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Cook all ingredients in slow cooker for 4-5 hours on a low setting.  Chill when complete, and store in refrigerator afterwards. 

To your health,

Shaline

#pumpkin #fall #recipes

How L-Glutamine Can Be Your BFF

Glutamine is synonymous with bodybuilding but did you know it’s useful for so much more than just muscle recovery? L-Glutamine can help you heal your leaky gut, strengthen your digestive system and recover faster. You may also think of it as helping your tired mom muscles if you’re not a bodybuilder.

What is Glutamine?

Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid. It’s available in abundance from the foods we eat, but often most people still don’t get enough to really stimulate deep repair. The more energy you put out, the more wrecked your digestive system is and the more time you’ve allowed to pass eating processed foods, the more likely you’re deficient in glutamine.

My journey with this supplement has been surprising. I never really expected it to work, but it did. The science behind why glutamine works to help repair the digestive tract is very interesting.

How Glutamine Repaired my Gut

Basically glutamine works in the gut by protecting against mucosal breakdown. Now imagine this environment. You’ve got stomach acid that’s so strong it could burn through carpet (no joke, and this is healthy and natural) then a little ways down the road in your intestines, a more alkaline, lubricated environment is necessary because otherwise evacuating our bowels would be be quite painful and horrible. When things get really out of whack in the gut, the important mucosal lining can start to lose its tenure. Glutamine helps it stay strong and protect us against the potential for a leak to spring.

The second way glutamine can help is it’s amazing ability to diminish cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. Glutamine becomes a quick energy boost for our brains (which is where those cravings are coming from). It signals the body that the need has been met and the craving dissipates. Because let’s face it, it’s not our bodies that want that KitKat bar, it’s our addicted brains.

Paired with a change in diet, probiotics and plenty of stress reduction, l-glutamine can help you repair your gut and experience genuine, lasting health.

To your health,

Shaline

#guthealth #Glutamine #digestivehealth #nutrition #health #coach

How Aloe Vera Juice Improved My Gut Health

Aloe Vera is a powerful plant. When I used to hear aloe vera I would automatically think of sunburn relief. In a similar way, aloe vera helps to relieve intestinal damage. It’s got nourishing properties unparalleled by anything else in the plant world. It’s almost as if aloe vera was made for the human gut. I can’t believe the results that taking aloe vera juice gave me, and from my experience it’s one of the most transformative supplements for a healthy gut.

Why Aloe Vera Juice Worked for Me

Aloe Vera provides soothing relief from digestive distress. It nourishes the intestinal lining and promotes easy elimination without pain or excess acidity. My digestion used to be all over the place and I would often get acid reflux. It is very healthful as it nourishes and soothes the esophageal lining.

Aloe vera juice is rich in enzymes that help break down food and increase assimilation. This basically eliminated the issues I was having with poor digestion. Aloe vera has prebiotic compounds that help feed healthy bacteria in the gut. It’s also helpful for uncomfortable gas and bloating.

The best part about aloe vera is that it isn’t just another isolated supplement, it’s a food. It’s loaded with nutrients like vitamin A, C, E, B12 and folic acid as well as minerals and contains nearly all the essential amino acids.

It’s easy to use this common houseplant. Here are a couple of options to buy the juice directly: first option or second option, or start growing your own organic aloe. It’s one of the lowest maintenance plants you can get (which is the only reason mine’s still alive). Once your aloe vera plant has reached a healthy size you can cut a leaf off, split it open and add the gel to your smoothies or water.

Holistic health doesn’t get much easier than aloe vera.

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, details here [insert link to gut health program].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 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

#guthealth #aloevera #gut #digestionhealth

The Power of Avocado Oil and How to Use It

Avocado oil is a nutrient dense oil that should be in everyone’s cupboard. It’s great for cooking, skin care and digestive health and offers more benefits than I can list. It might just be the next coconut oil… maybe.

So what’s so great about avocado oil?

Oleic acid – The same fatty acid that makes olive oil so amazing, oleic acid is good for the immune system and can withstand oxidation much better than most oils. This makes it last longer without going rancid and better at withstanding high temperatures.

Vitamin E – An essential vitamin for healthy skin, hair and nails, vitamin E helps prevent against the oxidative damage cause by free-radicals.

Digestion – Avocado oil is great for gut health for similar reasons as avocado itself. Cold pressed avocado oil is rich in enzymes and healthy fats that help stimulate your body to repair itself.

My Favorite Ways to Use Avocado Oil

Homemade Mayonnaise

1 egg

1 Cup avocado oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

½ teaspoon salt

Add all ingredients to a wide-mouth mason jar, use an immersion blender and lift up and down for 30 seconds, presto, you’ve got delicious and nutritious homemade mayo!

If you don’t have an immersion blender you can use a regular blender. Start by adding the egg and on medium speed slowly drizzle in the avocado oil until thick. Add the other ingredients and enjoy!

Salad Dressings and Marinades

Try swapping avocado oil into your favorite salad dressing and marinade recipes. 

Creamy Lemon Basil Avocado Oil Dressing

1 Tablespoon homemade mayo

¼ Cup avocado oil

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

10 basil leaves, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

Mix all ingredients together and serve with fresh greens.

Tamari Ginger Avocado Oil Marinade

1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped

¼ Cup tamari

¼ Cup avocado oil

Use as a marinade for chicken breasts, steak, tempeh or pork chops.

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 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

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Top Herbs to Boost Your Immune System

Natural remedies for your immune system range from using essential oils to changing your daily habits. Another great way to give your immunities a nice boost is with certain herbs. Here are some of the top healing herbs that can help you fight off the cold and flu.

Echinacea

This recommendation is probably not that surprising, as echinacea has long since been associated with boosting your immune system and helping to prevent the cold and flu. Echinacea is a type of herb that contains natural antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is these properties that help you to fight viruses and illnesses, as they are able to boost the white blood cell production in your body. These blood cells are needed to help fight infections you come into contact with.

Elderberry

Another herb that can be really healing for your body and help to boost your immune system at the same time is elderberry. Elderberry is a unique herb that is very healing, helping to fight off different types of infections, including the influenza (flu) virus, bacterial infections, and viral infections. There have been numerous studies looking at its effectiveness for your immune system. You can use different parts of this herb, from the flowers to the leaves and even the bark.

Calendula

The next herb to be aware of is called calendula. This is one of those herbs where the name sounds familiar, but people aren’t fully aware of what it is or how it can be beneficial. Calendula is a type of plant with healing flower petals that look similar to marigold flowers. These have been used for many medicinal purposes, as they naturally reduce inflammation, fight bacteria, and contain natural antioxidants. This can help prevent your body from free radical damage, which can also in turn help to improve your immune system.

Green Tea

While not technically an herb, the leaves used in green tea are also amazing for your immunities and helping to avoid the cold and flu. Green tea is also a good source of antioxidants, as well as boosting your immune system to keep away infections and viruses. Try to drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day. The good news here is that green tea has a lot of other health benefits as an added bonus, from aiding in your weight loss efforts, to improving your skin.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms are mushrooms or fungi that have health benefits and/or healing properties. Medicinal mushrooms may benefit candida, immune System, depression, weight loss, diabetes, and cancer. Dragon Herbs, David Wolfe, and Live Ultimate offer medicinal mushroom blends in either powder or capsule form on their websites.

The top Chinese mushrooms are Lions Mane, Turkey Tail, Chaga, Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, and Shiitake.

For more information on natural remedies, check out my eBook on Amazon.

To your health,

Shaline

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Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

This is one of my favorite soups. I could eat it every day, it’s so tasty and nutritious. A good soup does wonders for the body and soul. Soups offer a certain comfort that other foods lack. They’re also a vehicle for nutrient dense ingredients.

Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A and one of the healthiest starches you can get. It’s got a gentle sweetness to it which pairs well with a bold curry flavors and embraces the sweetness of apple. Apple and butternut squash naturally compliment each other. They’re harvested at the same time of year, they’re both high in fiber. When Fall comes around this is one of the first soups I whip up. It’s become a staple in my house and I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tablespoon curry powder

1 lb butternut squash, cut into cubes

3 granny smith apples, cut into cubes

4 cups homemade chicken stock

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp thyme

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot, add onions and garlic and simmer until golden. Add curry powder, salt,  butternut squash and apple chunks and cover with chicken stock. Allow to simmer for about 30 minutes until butternut squash is soft. Use an immersion blender or add to your blender in batches to create a smooth creamy consistency, enjoy!

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 11-Day program, Revitalize Your Body. 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 group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

To your wellness,

Shaline

Soup: Your Way to Healthy Nourishment

Soup certainly doesn’t sound like any special life changing superfood. It’s soup, you’ve eaten it all your life. Yet soup has massive potential that often gets hidden behind nasty preservatives and less than ideal flavoring agents. The true beauty and nourishment happens with whole food ingredients and high quality homemade bone broth. This is where the magic happens.

A daily soup made from local, seasonal ingredients and high-quality broth is better than any superfood or supplement out there. It’s a wholesome way to nourish your skin, immune system, joints, digestion and gut health.

Homemade bone broth is rich in natural gelatin which is anti-aging and great for rebuilding  damaged intestinal lining. Making bone broth from scratch is as easy as throwing your leftover chicken carcass in a large pot of water and letting it simmer for 24 hours. This gets all the good stuff out of the bones and into the liquid.

Go to your local farmer’s market and get the freshest seasonal produce you can find. In the summer I love cooking fresh garlic, beets and carrot in a homemade stock and blending with fresh dill. Served cold on a hot day with a drizzle of plain yogurt, this soup is refreshingly tangy and packed with nutrients.

In the Fall and Winter, soups made with root vegetables and hearty herbs like sage and rosemary are ideal. It’s all about sourcing local, pesticide-free vegetables for the most nutrient dense soups. Nothing you can buy from the store compares to what you can make at home with relatively little effort. 

The flavor base of every good soup should be sauteed onions, garlic and herbs. This is what all those flavor packs are trying to emulate. It doesn’t take long to cut up an onion and throw it in a hot pan with some olive oil, but it makes all the difference.

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 11-Day Revitalize Your Body program. 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 Facebook group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

To your wellness,

Shaline

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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

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