Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spring Cleanse; Food Re-introduction

After a month of “clean eating” and drainage support, most of us will feel wonderful.  Aside from the physical effects of optimally-functioning, well-supported organs, the feeling of accomplishment, having set a goal and followed it through is always quite satisfying. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Beets!

Beets are loaded with nutrients and jam-packed with flavor.  Both the root and the tops can be eaten and both are full of health-promoting nutrients.  Beet tops are high in fibre, folic acid, carotenoids and vitamin A.  The root is … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Immune support

I have been feeling a bit under the weather for the past few days.  I haven’t been sick, exactly, but have been carrying around that crummy feeling when you know you’re going to get sick.  In an effort to support … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Legumes

Legumes are a group of foods, including beans, lentils, soybeans, peas, peanuts, snap beans and pods.  They have many health benefits and have been touted to promote weight loss, prevent cancer, reverse type II diabetes and help maintain healthy joints. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Sprouting

Sprouts are considered a super-food, meaning they are packed with health-promoting benefits.  Sprouts contain high levels of antioxidants, protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  They are highly digestible, and can provide a tasty crunch to almost any meal. Most … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Week Two

I’m into the second week of my Spring Cleanse and things are going well.  Normally I experience a few low days where I feel slow and sluggish during the first week, which I didn’t experience this time.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Gluten-free, Dairy-free Muffins

Here are two of our favorite gluten-free, dairy-free muffin recipes.  The first one is courtesy of comfybelly.com (thanks to my friend Auromira Banga for introducing me to this great recipe!)  The second is a recipe from my “stash” which I’ve … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Lymphatic Massage

I had my first of four scheduled lymphatic massages today.  The massage, unlike a “regular” massage, uses very light touch, focuses on areas which carry the lymphatic chains, and uses light strokes and pumping techniques.  Although no deep kneading was … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Lentil Soup Recipe

A quick favorite in our home.  If you’re pressed for time, put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3hrs. Lentil Soup Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 3 stalks celery 3 large carrots 1 tomato … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Meal Plan

It’s the first day of our spring cleanse and some of you might have woke up wondering what you’ll eat for breakfast.  Hopefully you’ve planned ahead, but here is my meal selection for the week, for those of you looking … Continue reading

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