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.
Everyday Holistic Health Tips
Although holistic medicine may seem mysterious and obscure, many holistic practitioners are willing to share their helpful tips. Holistic pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos has divulged some of this information to the ABC Action News studios.
“One natural way to cleanse your sinuses and clear your nasal passages is using a Neti pot or something like this,” she said, “It’s called Alkalol. It’s a nasal cleansing solution. It contains eucalyptus, menthol camphor, and different essential oils that really help to give you an invigorating relief from congestion. You put it into this cup and add some saline or water then you use it like a Neti pot. What’s great about this is even if you have high blood pressure or cholesterol it’s not going to interfere with your medications.”
Flavonoids Contained in Berries Prevent Heart Attacks
“A recent study concluded that eating three or more servings of strawberries and/or blueberries per week protects against cardiovascular disease and heart attacks on women,” reports Pf Louis of Natural News.
“The results showed women who ate the most strawberries and blueberries, three times a week or more, had a 32 percent risk reduction for heart attacks than women who them ate less often. This may not seem like much until you realize that other common risk factors for heart attacks, age, high blood pressure, family heart attack history, body mass, exercise, smoking, caffeine or alcohol intake were not considered in this study. In other words, your risk factor for heart attacks could be even lower with high berry consumption if your diet is not SAD (Standard American Diet) and you exercise regularly.”
“I definitely feel like I’ve lost my Christmas weight now, I had a little band around my stomach. It gets difficult in the evening but in general I’m feeling really good, my skin feels good and people are saying how well I look. I want to keep this going after the cleanse. I’m all about continuing the healthiness so that it’s not just a January thing, I want to feel good for the summer too.”
Support Your Liver
The liver has a pretty demanding job to do in keeping your body free of toxins. One way to give it some love and support is taking herbs and supplements that cleanse the liver. Turmeric, milk thistle, and dandelion supplements are known to have cleansing properties and can be taken in capsule form.
Drinking large amounts of lemon water is also a powerful way to cleanse. Lemon juice contributes to more bile production in the liver, which helps get rid of toxins.
Chocolate and Roses are Not Just for Valentine’s Day
Following Valentine’s Day, you may have more chocolates than you know what to do with, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Hopefully your sweetheart has given you dark chocolate, which holds the most health benefits. Raw or cold processed chocolate, as well as one with 70 percent cocoa or higher is a fantastic healthy food to enjoy all year round.
You can also consider making roses a food staple. Rose hips contain large amounts of vitamin C, and rose petals can make a delicious and lovely addition to salads. There is also rose hip jam and rose hip tea to help support the immune system.
Foods That Freshen Your Breath
Bad breath is typically connected to large amounts of bacteria on your tongue. The best way to detect these bacteria is not smelling your breath in your cupped hands as many people do but rather licking your hand or wrist, and then smelling it after the saliva dries.
Amy Jamieson-Petonic, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recommends drinking plenty of water and eating foods such as Greek yogurt, which ”lowers hydrogen sulfide in mouth, which is a waste product from anaerobic bacteria.”
Detox Holiday on a Budget
If you have been searching for a detox retreat, you’ve probably noticed that there is no shortage of pricey accommodations offering highly regimented programs of diet and exercise. Those who can’t afford these luxurious getaways can still enjoy an amazing detox holiday on a budget — and plan their own detox program in a relaxed setting.
These locations, ranging from Australia to the islands of Fiji, offer inspirational scenery for your detox retreats and are easy on the wallet.
Sugar Detox Tips
Sugar activates the same parts of our brain that is affected by highly addictive drugs such as cocaine. No wonder we tend to crave it. This also explains why it’s best to go cold turkey when quitting sugar.
It’s also important to read labels carefully because even “healthy” food such as granola bars or fruit juice can contain the equivalent of ten or even more spoonfuls of sugar.
Baby Boomers Turning to Alternative Health Practices
Maybe it’s this idea, together with their dislike of mainstream medication, that makes many Boomers (as many as 44 percent of those aged 50 and 59) turn to alternative health care.
The Hippocrates Health Institute: Let Food Be Thy Medicine
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Weight Loss Success Stories on Reddit
Though it’s usually classified as a “nerdy” news site, its community of health fanatics has shown rapid growth, with forums such as Reddit loseit and Reddit Fitness making it easier to discuss fitness tips and weight loss success stories.
Weight Loss Books with Diets That Work
“The S Factor Diet is a diet that identifies and utilises four hormones in the female body: serotonin, the “good mood” hormone; leptin, the “I’m not hungry” hormone; dopamine, the “high motivation” hormone; and adrenals, the “stress” hormones.
“Divulging the science behind the effect these four hormones have on your body and the best way to balance them out with specific meals began to intrigue me. I tried out some of the recipes for a few weeks and was surprised to find how happy I was and how much more energy I had.”
Josh Hamilton Loses Weight Thanks to Juicing
Los Angeles Angles outfielder Josh Hamilton begins spring training with a slimmer figure, saying it’s due to “doing the juicing stuff.” Hamilton also said that the juice fast came about as a result of divine inspiration.
“The Lord kept waking me up in the middle of the night over a month and every time I’d wake up there’d be a doctor on talking about what you put in your body and how it makes you feel,” Hamilton told the Orange County Register. “And then the juice lady was on. It was like, Alright, I always pray the Lord will help me feel better. Well, that’s all great, but am I doing my part? Now it’s time for me to do my part.”
A “Pretty in Pink” Juice
“I wanted to make a pretty pink juice to celebrate this special week for Valentine’s Day!” says naturopath Claire Georgiou, “I was admiring pink vegetables and fruits this week so I thought a nice blush juice would be a great juice to make.”
“This juice contains high amounts of lycopene, carotenes such as lutein and zeaxanthin, anthocyanins, potassium, and pectins which are shown to have many health promoting benefits in the form of soluble fiber such as a decrease in heart disease and LDL “bad” cholesterol.”
Finding the Perfect Colors for Your Home
Designer Jeanette Chasworth is often called the “color whisperer.” She can select the perfect colors based on the client’s innate desires, as she describes in her book, What’s Color Got To Do With It.
Jeanette uses concepts that are in alignment with the practice of Feng Shui and holds the belief that changing your home’s decor can transform your life, healing past hurts and allowing you to have a healthy future.
Top Books on Sustainable Living and Gardening
Barbara Heller and Rebecca Heller-Steinberg have amassed a personal collection of books that on topics such as back to the land initiatives and organic gardening. Their top picks include books like The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe and Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman.
The One-Straw Revolution by farmer and thinker Masanobu Fukouka is another interesting pick, not so much for hands-on advice but for presenting a unique and philosophical view of natural farming.
Tips to Relieve IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is very common, affecting over 600,000 Americans. It causes the function of the digestive system to be altered, resulting in symptoms like intestinal bloating, diarrhea, or constipation.
“Be wary of certain foods, even some healthy ones!” suggests Reboot Nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, ” IBS-trigger foods can include fermentable carbohydrates and a new approach is thought to help up to 75% of sufferers. FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides and Polyols – which are a group of short-chain carbohydrates. Not everyone needs to avoid or limit all of these foods, but they are worth exploring to see if you can get some relief.”
Are E-Cigarettes a Good Alternative to Cigarettes?
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, water vapor-emitting e-cigarettes such as NJOY are currently entering the market and gaining popularity. This new alternative to cigarettes is a response to growing tobacco prices and is marketed as a healthier option since it contains less nicotine than a regular cigarette.
“Growth in the category has occurred as a result of the millions of smokers who are actively seeking an alternative to cigarettes,” said NJOY chief executive Craig Weiss.
Self-Love: Start with the Body
Many people don’t realize that the body is just as important as the mind when it comes to self-care and self-love. Simply by initiating action such as exercising regularly, we have already begun the process of self-love even if we don’t yet “feel” it.
“We can build our lives around self-care,” writes Margarita Tartakovsky of PsychCentral. “And we can keep practicing and practicing. We can simply start, without feeling particularly motivated. We can take a first step, and then a second. And, before we know it, we might even have a self-care routine.”
Mindfulness Techniques for People on the Go
While doing an hour-long meditation every day would be fabulous, most people can’t spare the time. That’s why Vedic Meditation master Charlie Knoles has come up with a few techniques anyone can do on their ride to work or just whenever one has five minutes to spare.
For example, stress takes blood away from our extremities. To counteract that tendency, immersing your hands in water or rubbing them together will restore blood flow and signal to your body that there is nothing to worry about.
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