The Master Cleanse News Digest For The Week Ending 01.06.13

The Master Cleanse News Digest is a weekly curation of the best articles of the week about Master Cleanse and it’s pertaining topics.

From holistic healing to detox and cleansing to personal health and development, this article will bring you all you need to know about your favorite cleanse.

This article is put together thoughtfully and thoroughly throughout the week by one of The Master Cleanse writers, Sonya Solomonovich.

Holistic Healing

 Detox Center Provides Complete Mind-Body Experience

the master cleanse“Your primary foods are your vocation, spirituality, relationships, and movement; your second source of nutrition is food.” This is the philosophy behind Dr. Etti Oriya’s South Florida detox center. Dr. Etti has teamed up with her fiancé Joseph Drabkin, an experienced martial arts instructor,to create Oriya’s Wellness Center & Miami Martial Arts Academy. This wellness center provides a complete mind-body experience from cleansing and nutrition to martial arts and dance therapy.

“Health is not an absence of disease, so we need a toolbox of different things to achieve it,” Oriya says.

Read more about Dr. Etti’s wellness center at Ocean Drive

Fruit: Nature’s Fast Food

9-1650556-gla030113food01_fct684x421x212_t460Those of us who think we’re too busy to eat healthy, there’s no excuse to indulge in burgers and pizza when nature’s very own fast food is available. According to Gladstone Holistic Health naturopath Stacey McCosker, although fruit requires no preparation at all and thus can be considered a “fast food,” the sugar in fruit is absorbed much slower than processed sugar, and on top of that, you get so many more health benefits.

For instance, she recommends blueberries as a tasty and healthy snack. “I call these disease-fighting berries “nature’s skittles”, because they’re so incredibly tasty! The rich purple/blue colour is due to the concentrated levels of anthocyanin polyphenols. Blueberries are well-known for their cancer preventative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.”

To read more about the health benefits of fruit, head over to the Observer

Cleansing Diet

Regain Energy with Simple Diet Tricks

682643_jump_for_joy“Feeling tired and fatigued is a common complaint from many of my patients,” says Nicole German, RD, “They are always asking what they can do with their diet to overcome this sluggish feeling. And the good news is that you can boost your energy naturally through diet and lifestyle tricks.”

If you’d like to avoid feeling tired this year, getting rid of processed energy drinks and sodas is your first step. These so-called energy drinks actually do the opposite of what they’re supposed to, making you tired and dehydrated. Replace these artificial drinks with freshly brewed tea or coffee, which contain antioxidants to give your body an overall boost.

To read more about increasing your energy, head over to dietblog

eDiets Becomes Subsidiary of As Seen on TV

ediets-asotvOne of the pioneers of online dieting, eDiets, will become a subsidiary of the famous direct marketing brand As Seen on TV this year.
“It’s an intriguing business acquisition, for a TV company to own a diet company” said Steve Rogai, CEO of As Seen on TV. He called the merger a “synergistic fit” since both companies sell directly to consumers.

eDiets features a variety of diets for various needs and has its own meal delivery program. Every sign says that, despite eDiets’ somewhat lackluster performance in recent years, meal delivery companies will continue to be profitable. According to a May 2011 report by John LaRosa’s Marketdata Enterprises, there are “approximately 30 companies participating in the meal delivery business. We estimated the market’s value at $925 million.”

To read more about this merger, head over to Diets in Review

Healthy Food

“Fiscal Cliff” Bill Cuts Funding for Organic Farms

fiscal-cliff-healthy-foodThe “fiscal cliff” tax bill, which cuts spending and introduces federal tax increases, has been passed on January 1, 2013, also includes a nine-month farm bill extension that will allow the current subsidizing of the already profitable factory farms to continue.

This means that another $5 billion will go to big farming operations in the form direct payment subsidies. Unlike family farms and organic farms, these farming enterprises hardly require this financial support as they are already making record profits.

To read more about the “Fiscal Cliff” Bill and its agricultural policy, head over to the Environmental Working Group

Strange and Scary Ingredients

healthy-foodFor those of us who suspect there are a lot of unhealthy ingredients in processed food but don’t have the time to look them up, here is a list of some very strange and often dangerous ones. Is Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) as scary as it sounds? Yes indeed. Found in butter, meats, cheese, and gum, this preservative is known to cause cancer in certain animals and is“reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.”

Then there is silicon dioxide, also known as sand. It’s sometimes added to fast food meals but is considered generally safe to eat in small amounts.

To read more about strange processed food ingredients, head over to

Detox Diet

Ease into Your New Year Diet

new-year-diet-detoxMany of us experience post-holiday regrets when it comes to all the food we’ve consumed. And although guilt can motivate us to go on a strict new year diet, it’s important to keep in mind the idea of easing into it rather than charging ahead and downing gallons of beet juice and spirulina.

Alina Zhukovskaya, who is the Detox Specialist and Raw Food Guru at OnJuice (a new organic juice home-delivery service), says that although we may be impatient to detox our bodies, there’s no need to rush into it. If you take it slowly, you are most likely to avoid irritability, food cravings, and headaches, which often accompany radical cleanses.

To read more about easing into your New Year Diet, head over to Short Order, the Miami New Times Food Blog

Last Year’s Most Popular Diets

weight_watchersWeight Watchers reclaimed its number one status in 2012 as well as launching a new program called Weight Watchers 360 to help people lay the foundations to long-term healthy habits starting in the new year.

Jillian Michaels has ranked not once but twice on the list with her 30 Day Shred DVD as well as her Detox and Cleanse Product.

Relative newcomer DASH Diet entered the list at number 12, having received endorsements from the heart and diabetes associations and gained a lot of publicity.

To read more about the top diets of 2012, head over to Diets in Review

 Alternative Health

Health Tips for Eating Spinach

1221039.large“Everyone talks about the benefits of spinach in nourishing the eyes and building bones. What few know is that it also very good for digestion,” says Ayurvedic expert Subhra Krishan “Spinach eases constipation and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers.  It also flushes out toxins from the colon.”

Another surprising fact is that spinach is healthier when cooked! If you eat it raw, your body might not be able to completely break down all of the nutrients.

To read more about the health benefits of spinach, head over to

Alternative Medicine May be Covered under “Obamacare”

alternative-health“Obamacare,” or he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, could make alternative medicine such as acupuncture more accessible.

“The controversial act specifically mentions complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative healthcare in seven different sections throughout the law,” reports, “This is thanks in part to the efforts of the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium, a coalition of major organizations started at the request of legislators in Washington devoted to the promotion of CAM and integrative healthcare in the U.S.”

To read more about alternative health care, head over to

Lose Weight Fast

Work Out at Home with these Free Websites

lose-weight-fast-freeNicole German of Dietblog has put together a list of 10 websites that you can use to work out in the comfort of you own home. Why pay expensive gym membership fees when you can work out for free and save travel time with websites such as BodyRockTV.

“The videos may seem a little scandalous, but the workouts are killer. I see results fast and break a sweat every time. Plus, they update the website frequently. So, you can change your workout every time they update.”

To read more about free workout sites, head over to Dietblog

London Woman Loses 130 Pounds

katie-loweKatie Lowe weighed 290 pounds at her heaviest, but she began to lose weight after starting her blog, Fat Girl, PhD, and resolving to exercise and eat unprocessed foods.

“The program I followed was the one featured on my blog, which was designed by the health and well-being consultant Matt Peacock,” said Katie, “It involves lots of walking and resistance training, combined with a good, healthy and well-balanced diet. In short, it involves a warm-up, followed by weight training (in a certain order, to make it most effective) and a 60-90 minute stint of low-intensity cardio, with your heart rate between 115-130 bpm.”

To read more about Katie’s weight loss, head over to Diets in Review

Juice Fast

Sodium-Rich Green Juice

Celery-Cucumber-and-Pear-Green-JuiceGreen is a beautiful colour, and fortunately green juices are healthy as well as pretty. They’re rich in calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C. The other great thing about green juices is their low sugar content since they consist mostly of vegetables.

This celery, cucumber, and pear juice can be prepared in just 10 minutes It has a slightly sweet flavor and an amazing nutritional content. You will need 1 medium cucumber, 3 celery stalks, 1 1/2 small to medium pears, and 3 handfuls of kale.

To read more about this green juice, head over to RebootYourLife

Juice Cleanse Tips

choices juice-thumb-250x166Juice cleanses are all the rage these days, and this means many companies are willing to cash in by selling you any kind of juice. However, not all of these juices are suitable for cleansing.

“In my opinion,” says ‘Beet Reporter’ Camille Lamb, “the best cleanse is one that is done with water, plant foods, and raw organic juices, which you can make fresh in your juicer at home or purchase at a juice bar. (No, Tropicana and Welch’s are not juice-cleanse approved!) The energy you get from these sources is pure, organic, and powerful, in contrast to the strange bottles of “detox” sludge that often contain a host of chemical preservatives, fillers, and artificial colors and flavors.”

 Personal Development

Tips for Volunteering Success

Have you ever thought of getting your whole family involved in volunteering? You could teach your children new skills, and build stronger bonds. This is just one of many tips for successful volunteering by animal welfare activist and dog trainer Lisa Sellman.

Another suggestion by Sellman is to find an area that truly interests you. If you would like to volunteer in animal welfare, pick a specific problem you would like to take on, whether it is animal therapy, nutrition, or homelessness.

To read more tips on volunteering success, head over to

 Stress Affects Genetic Makeup of Children

Dec12_NV_raised-on-stress-384x240Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Wisconsin has revealed that stressed-out adults can have an adverse effect on their children’s genes. The study found that adolescents living in stress-filled households could experience lasting effects on their genetic makeup.

“While we don’t know yet whether the changes will have permanent effects on these children,” continues Kobor, “the key is to be aware that what you do as a parent could have lasting effects on your child’s DNA.”

 To read more, head over to Experience Life

Health Management

The “Trojan Horse” behind Rheumatoid Arthritis

vegan diet“Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an inflammatory “Trojan horse” compound found in animal products called Neu5Gc,” writes Dr. Michael Greger. “The presence of Neu5Gc in human tumors mystified researchers, because human beings are genetically unable to produce this substance. But other animals can. Maybe, the researchers proposed, human beings absorbed it from eating these other animals? So they put it to the test.”

After alternating their subject on a vegan diet versus a meat diet, the researchers concluded that “because NeuGc-type compounds are not found in plants, and Neu5Gc is not synthesized by microbes, the dietary source of Neu5Gc must be foods of animal origin.”

To read more about rheumatoid arthritis, head over to

Preventing Gallstones

Healthy-Drink-Fruit-Smoothie-Man-Woman-Blender-Juicer“One of the easiest and quickest ways to dissolve gallstones is to supplement with lecithin derived from either sunflower or non-GMO (genetically-modified organism) soy, writes Jonathan Benson of Natural News.

“As it turns out, lecithin, a fatty substance made of choline and inositol, is a primary component of cell membranes, and requires high amounts of bile to digest. When it enters the liver after ingestion, lecithin is dissolved into this bile, and in the process hardened gallstones are also dissolved.”

To read more about dissolving gallstones, head over to Natural News

Self Care

A Digital Diet

ILLUSTRATION: Escaping FacebookIt may sound strange, but Internet Use Disorder could become an entry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. Many experts suggest that taking time away from social media, or at least using it with intention rather than just being constantly plugged in could help us improve our lifestyles and relationships in the new year.

There are special retreat programs for those who need to completely isolate themselves from technology. Levi Felix, who had suffered from stress and poor lifestyle as a result of tech overload, has started Digital Detox, a retreat program that involves activities such as hiking, journaling, and massage.

To read more about digital diets, head over to

Healthy Habits for the New Year

learn-a-skillSomething new you could try this year is starting a “gratitude jar,” which is kind of the opposite of a swear jar. Every time you experience an event you’re grateful for, no matter how big or small, write it down on a piece of paper and stick it in the jar. At the end of the year, or anytime you’re feeling low, you can look back on your collection.

Or why not learn a new skill such as cooking? If you can’t afford classes, the internet has a multitude of recipes you could try in your kitchen.

To read more healthy habit tips, head over to

What was your favorite article in the The Master Cleanse News Digest? Are there other articles about The Master Cleanse you read this week that you want to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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