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The Master Cleanse News Digest For The Week Ending 03.24.13

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

How Music Can Be Your Medicine

1235275.largeDue to a fascinating phenomenon called entrainment, our biological rhythms can start to match the rhythm of a piece of music we’re listening to. This is such a powerful influence that it can put people into a more relaxed state and even help to heal certain conditions.

“Music therapy is all about the intentional use of music to bring about a particular change; whether that change is therapeutic, emotional or spiritual,” says Diane Snyder-Cowan, a specially trained music therapist.

To read more about music therapy, head over to Care2.com

4 Tips for Women’s Health

Music-while-Jogging-02“Men never will admit it, but women are definitely the stronger sex,” writes Mark Pitstick, “Why do you think women, not men, have babies and ensure the continuation of our species?”

However, having children can take a toll on a woman’s health, and even women who have never had children can suffer from health issues, especially after the age of 40. Fortunately, there are holistic ways to support a woman’s health that traditional doctors will not necessarily reveal.

To read more about these 4 tips, head over to ChillicotheGazette.com

Cleansing Diet

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Regular Diets

1363702438_1677_UntitledActress and foodie Gwyneth Paltrow loves to eat, but she follows a strict diet a couple of times a year. Recently, she has gone on a dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and processed-food-free diet recommended by her doctor, Alejandro Junger.

“You feel lighter and your emotions get smoother,” says Paltrow. “I also was run-down because I had a lot of unexpressed anger. I made everyone else’s feelings more important than my own. I’d suck it up and then be alone in my car yelling at traffic or fighting with hangers in my closet when they got stuck together.”

To read more about Gwyneth Paltrow’s diets, head over to the Examiner.com

 How to Cure Yeast Infections with Simple Diet Changes

how-to-cure-yeast-infectionIf you are wondering about how to cure yeast infections permanently, it is a gradual process of eating the right food and avoiding the food that feeds yeast.

Some foods have special anti-fungal properties, and they go a long way to eliminating parasites such as yeast from the body. Garlic, onions and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and oregano are potent anti-yeast foods.

To read more about how to cure yeast infections with diet, head over to SPYGhana

Healthy Food

 Top Foods for Active Women

Fit-Foods Staying active requires a good amount of fuel, and not just any fuel. We need something that will preserve bone strength and muscle tone. Allison Enke, R.D., a dietitian with Whole Foods Market, recommends foods like oatmeal, berries, fish, flaxseed and quinoa.

“These foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients,” says Enke.

To read more about these healthy foods, head over to Fitness Magazine

Low-Fat Milk Does Not Help You Lose Weight

1235294.largeIf you ever thought that 1% milk tastes a lot like water and makes you feel more hungry, then you’re not alone.

A recent study has found that children who regularly consume low fat milk weigh more than those who indulge in 2% and whole milk. It appears that whole milk makes children less likely to overeat.

To read more about this study, head over to Care2.com

Detox Diet

A Diet Based on Green Vegetables

19-greenveggiesIncorporating green vegetables into your meals can be the beginning of an amazing rejuvenating diet. Green vegetables such as kale and broccoli protect you from the risk of heart disease and cancer.

They also stabilize your blood sugar and, of course, help you lose weight. Helping eliminate free radicals from your body helps all your internal organs, especially the liver. This way, it’s easier for your body to process food, leaving you feeling more energized and looking slimmer.

To read more about this diet, head over to BoldSky

The Biggest Loser Trainers Promote Diet Pills

biggest-loser-trainerNBC’s Biggest Loser is a popular show in which overweight contestants lose weight through exercise, diet, and tough love. Trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels often yell at contestants to try harder, move faster, and eat healthier.

Since the show is all about grueling workouts instead of quick fixes, it seems a bit hypocritical that both it’s celebrity trainers advocate weight loss supplements on the side.

To read more about the Biggest Loser trainers’ supplement businesses, head over to Think Progress

Alternative Health

To Prevent a Cold, Try This Weird Remedy

prevent-a-cold-the-master-cleanseGargling is sometimes used to relieve a sore throat, but quite recently it has also been proven to prevent a cold. It is highly recommended for cold prevention in Japan, but in the Western world, we usually think of gargling as something quaint and old-fashioned.

However, a study performed in 2005 discovered that doing something as simple as salt water gargling effectively prevents respiratory infections in healthy people.

To read more gargling to prevent a cold, head over to Care2.com

Children’s Obesity May Be Due to Vitamin Deficiency

Overweight-Brothers-KidsA recent study at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas discovered a possible connection between obesity and lack of vitamin D. It was found that vitamin D deficiency was “highly prevalent in overweight and obese children.”

“Maintaining appropriate levels of vitamin D is critical because it influences nearly 3,000 of the roughly 25,000 genes in the human body,” says summer Tierney of Natural News, “According to Dr. Larry Wilson, healthy vitamin D levels assist the body in a multitude of essential repair and maintenance activities, like balancing the immune system functions, protecting against infections and inflammation and contributing to the production of more than 200 anti-microbial peptides, to name a few.”

To read more about vitamin D deficiency, head over to Natural News

Lose Weight Fast

The 4-Minute Workout That Burns Fat

home-tabata-intro-slideTabata training is being hailed as the “4-minute fat-burning miracle workout.” One Tabata goes a long way to incresing your aerobic and anaerobic capacity and burning more fat. It’s even more effective than a traditional one-hour aerobic workout.

The other great thing about it is that there is no need for fancy equipment, since you’ll be using only your body. It involves simple exercises done at very high-intensity intervals with short breaks in between.

To read more about Tabata training, head over to Shape

How to Get Those Perfect Abs

Secret-Flat-Abs“Getting flat abs in time for Summer isn’t about starving yourself or living at the gym,” says Leta Shy of FitSugar. “Reducing belly fat involves a mix of smart eating and effective exercise.”

“Make sure you eat enough food to keep your body from experiencing hormone imbalances; eating too little (fewer than 1200 calories a day) reduces the amount of the fat-burning hormone leptin in your body, which will slow down weight loss.”

To read more about getting flat abs, head over to FitSugar

Juice Fast

Mary Crimmins’ Juice Fast Progress

photodune-3664463-carrot-juice-m-1024x682“One of the reasons that I love a juice fast is because it brings you face to face with a lot of things,” writes Mary Crimmins, who is documenting her juice fast in her blog.

“Yes, it is about detoxing the body from the build up of toxins – but it also goes beyond that. This cleanse has been really interesting for me this week. Today I am on Day #4 of 5 days and I feel like I have just begun. This week has been surprisingly easy for me physically, and I hate to even utter that because I know some of you are miserable. That is how I was last time I did this – miserable. I know that having a good 5 Day Prep was so beneficial to making this go smoothly, and already being off gluten and caffeine helps.”

To read more about this juice fast, head over to Mary Crimmins’ blog 

What to Expect from a Juice Fasting Retreat

poolhotelIf you’re a fan of juicing, you would probably enjoy a juice fasting retreat. Set in beautiful locations such as resorts or natural areas, these retreats are the perfect way to relax, detoxify, and encounter like-minded people.

According to the All About Juicing blog, “Typically, these events involve ‘group fasts’ instead of individual fasting programs.  You’re surrounded by other people who are in the same program as you are, so you get the benefit of their moral support and camaraderie.”

To read more about juice fasting retreats, head over to  All About Juicing

Personal Development

Achieving a Balanced Mind

Apr13_monkey-mind-384x240Psychotherapist and creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD recommends reconnecting with your body to calm the mind: “If you’re a driven, type A person by nature, with a busy schedule and a lot of deadlines, you’re generally sending your brain lots of fight-or-flight signals, and the brain is responding by being jumpy.”

“If you take a moment to get out of your head and into your body, you are essentially telling the brain that there are no threats present, and that it can ‘stand down.'”

To read more about overcoming mental chaos, head over to Experience Life!

Enjoying Unconditional Happiness

1235353.largeThe Gallup Millennium World Survey, which polled nearly 60,000 people, reveals that some of the most important things people listed as important in order to achieve happiness are health, a purpose, and a happy family life. Economic wealth was not a very important factor for most people. This means that even in times of recession, there are still plenty of reasons to be happy, and there is no need to wait for “better times.”

“If you want to be happy you need to be intentional about it,” writes Pamela Madsen, “How are you creating happiness in your life? Happiness comes from our own actions. We actually have to create it, and it can’t be conditional.”

To read more about unconditional happiness, head over to Care2.com

Health Management

Add Beetroot to Your Salads to Reduce Blood Pressure

beetroot“Beetroot contains an unusually high level of nitrates -almost 20 times more than other veggies,” writes Sarah Jordan of Handbag.com. “Studies carried out at Queen Mary’s University in London show beetroot can lower blood pressure for hours at a time.”

“How does it work? Well, boosting the nitrate content in the body causes good bacteria in the mouth and gut to create nitric oxide. This causes blood vessels to dilate allowing blood to flow more freely around the body – reducing the pressure on the heart.”

To read more about beets, head over to Handbag.com

Are You Gluten Intolerant?

breadCelebrities such as Miley Cyrus are going on gluten-free diets, making many people follow suit, even if they are not gluten-intolerant or celiac.

Usually it’s easy enough to tell whether someone has celiac disease, as consuming wheat will cause symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. For someone who is simply gluten-intolerant and doesn’t have enough enzymes to digest gluten, similar symptoms will occur but not as such an extreme rate. Gluten-intolerant people also often feel fatigue and irritability after eating

To read more about gluten-free diets, head over to Handbag.com

Self Care

Meditation Apps for “Portable Serenity”

slide_286852_2232803_freeIf you have a full schedule, finding the time to meditate can be a challenge. So, even though a meditation phone app sounds like a contradiction in terms, at least it’s better than sitting in a traffic jam shouting “Serenity now!”

Some of these apps featured on the Huffington post may be helpful in providing a small window of calmness in an otherwise busy day. They include timers, music, mindfulness reminders, and some even have specific meditations geared to a particular location or activity.

To read more about these apps, head over to the Huffington Post

Self Care for Sensitive People

the-art-of-extreme-self-care“My decision to protect my sensitivity was one of the most influential acts of extreme self-care I’ve ever taken in my life,” writes Cheryl Richardson in her book The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time. “It forced me to stop judging and disowning essential parts of myself and start honoring who I am at my core.”

For those who are very sensitive, one of the things Cheryl suggests is taking some time to enjoy silence, since any sort of sound can is absorbed by the body and an accumulation of sounds can be exhausting.

To read more about self-care for sensitive people, head over to PsychCentral

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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