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.
March Is Spiritual Wellness Month
“We can all achieve it by exploring areas in our lives that contribute to our sense of peace and an understanding that our interconnectedness will allow for a meaningful and purpose driven life,” says Stacy Scibetta, founder of Kaizen Holistic Health. “When we can harmonize our values, actions and contribute to the world in a spiritually fulfilling way our sense of well-being becomes heightened.”
Finding Balance Is Essential to Our Health
“Breathing exercises, meditation, listening to peaceful music and finding the power in the silence is imperative for finding our personal balance & inner peace,” says Penny Shure of the timesunion.com.
“Without this peace of mind we are jeopardizing our physical health. Even our bones can be damaged when we are under emotional stress because of how hormones affect the chemical bone builders in our body by slowing them down.”
Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Book Offers Gluten-Free, Meat-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes
“Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across … seems to concur that (gluten) is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it,” Paltrow explains.
The Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet
“There have also been moments when I wondered why I ever tried to try something so ridiculous. But honestly, it’s mostly been really good for me.”
Whole Foods Could Offer Health Resort
This is good news for those who enjoy the healthy offerings of Whole Foods Market: as yoga and wellness retreat are becoming more and more popular, Whole Foods had decided to open its own retreat center near Austin, Texas.
“We have the perfect vehicle for this,” said Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey. “Think of it as a center where people would go for a day, a weekend or a week for healthy lifestyle education.”
Healthy Alternatives to Soda
There is something about soda that makes it hard to resist. Maybe it’s the carbonation, maybe it’s the caffeine or the sugar. But whatever it is, we simply have to ignore its siren call and find healthier alternatives to soda.
There are other delicious drinks out there that will not be harmful to your health. All you have to do is find a favorite, and who knows, maybe you will even end up liking it better than soda?
Spring Detox Tips
After spending the winter season confined indoors, we can make up for the lack of sunlight and poor air quality with a good detox. Renowned natural health expert Michelle Schoffro Cook has many tips for making this spring detox a success.
“Read labels on the healthy food selections you choose,” she suggests, “Most of the harmful preservatives, synthetic flavors, and other artificial ingredients have long, complex names. If you find ingredients that you can’t read or pronounce don’t buy it and definitely don’t eat it. Choose fresh foods that come in Nature’s packaging: fruit and veggies.”
For an Amazing Detox, Try Green Smoothies
“Dark leafy greens are among the most nutritious foods available. Packed with a day’s worth (or more) of vegetables, green smoothies provide a massive dose of nutrients — antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals and dietary fiber. Based on a backbone of dark, leafy greens (kale, arugula, romaine lettuce and Swiss chard are among the most common core ingredients), they’re laced with an array of other potently flavorful and nutritious types of produce.”
Tips for Avoiding PMS
To avoid aggravating PMS symptoms, eat regular meals. In fact, it’s best to eat a little more often than you usually do since this is a time when your body is storing important nutrients. Skipping meals could lead to an aggravation of symptoms.
It’s also a good idea to consume foods that are rich in vitamin B, such as yogurt, nuts, bananas and whole grains.
Acupuncture Combats Allergies
“Acupuncture addresses hay fever symptoms in a few ways,” says Dr. Isaac Eliaz, an integrative physician and licensed acupuncturist in Sebastopol, California. “In general, it has a balancing effect on the body as a whole. Additionally, acupuncture regulates abnormal histamine excretion and allergic responses, so basically, it helps reduce sensitivity and reactivity to allergens. Acupuncture can also decrease the expression of inflammatory proteins.”
Lose Weight Fast
Beyonce Loses Baby Weight
“I gained 57 pounds when I was pregnant. I didn’t have a lot of time to lose the weight, because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again,” the singer/actress told Shape magazine.
No details about the weight loss have been released, but Shape magazine will reveal more about how Beyonce managed to do it in an upcoming issue.
Discover “Your Way” to Lose Weight
Joy suggests that there are five basic categories such as “eat like a caveman,” “follow the science,” “make it a party,” “eat a plant-based diet,” and “cook your way to health.” Any one of these could work, but it’s a matter of discovering the one that best suits your personality so you’ll be more likely to stick to it.
Juicing Trend Going Strong in California
With 19 juice bars operating in Downtown Los Angeles alone, the popularity of juicing is still on the rise. Even Starbucks is jumping on the bandwagon.
“Californians can now walk into any Starbucks and choose a nutritious juice—such as Vital Greens, a green liquid consisting of spinach, clover sprouts, wheat grass, cucumber, lime and celery—instead of chugging down coffee,” writes Katherine Ostrowski.
Juice Fast Tips
Blogger Mary Crimmins has several juicing tips to share, including her secret ingredient:
“Most people wouldn’t think about juicing squash, but a butternut squash goes great with juicing,” she writes, “It’s my special secret because it is loaded with vitamin A and C, potassium and magnesium and makes your juice sweeter.”
How Close Friends Benefit Your Health
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” It seems Mark Twain was especially right about having friends. Not only do they bring us laughter and companionship, they also benefit our health in various ways.
People who keep in contact with various friends have a lower risk of getting dementia. It appears that having close connections with several friends also adds years to your life and lowers your stress level.
Controversial Self-Help Book
Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg is being labeled a “modern Marie-Antoinette.” Her book, Leaning In, evokes the “let them eat cake comment” as it claims that women themselves are to blame for their lack of advancement in the business world. The book has already been met with a great deal of controversy as working mothers are lashing out against it’s condescending advice.
“Not since Marie Antoinette weighed in with her dietary tips for starving French peasants has a super-rich and uber-privileged woman received such a pasting for trying to tell those further down the ladder how to live,” reports the Mail Online.
Seven Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been proven to have many health benefits, but first of all it’s important to get the right kind of vinegar. Look for organic, raw, or unpasteurized vinegar. Also look for a label saying it contains “mother,” which is the cloudy or cobweb-like part of the vinegar.
PF Louis of Natural News recommends consuming some ACV daily to ward off bladder infections, retain a healthy pH balance, protect yourself from parasites, and much more.
How to Protect Yourself against Toxic Chemicals in the Home
Chemical flame retardants, like HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane) and PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are still part of our daily environment. There’s a good chance these cancer-causing chemicals are present in many household objects from couch cushions to remote controls.
The good news is, stronger laws were introduced in 2005 to control the production of these chemicals, so try to acquire furniture made after that date. You can also repair any tears in cushions that have exposed foam, and use a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Feel Healthier in 60 Seconds
“What if we told you all it takes is one minute to get healthy? No, this is not an infomercial, and yes, all you need is 60 seconds. When it comes to your schedule, time is of the essence, but it’s the little things that help keep you on track.” says Emily Bibb of PopSugar.
For example, flossing really does benefit your health, or having a mini stretching session at any time will relieve stress. Even a small thing like taking three deep breaths as you read this will make you feel more relaxed.
Create Your Own Home Gym
If you would like to get fit but don’t like to exercise in public places and spend money on gym fees, why not set up an inexpensive home gym?
With a few items that come in under $20 such as kettlebells, skipping ropes and resistance bands, you could get into shape in the comfort of your home.
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