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.
Pure + simple’s Natural and Holistic Skincare
There is a holistic ideology behind their spas and products that is based on the Ayurveda system. It’s all explained in Kristen’s first book Beauty: Pure + Simple - “a must-read for anyone frustrated with their skin despite having tried everything, or just not feeling generally well (the two go hand-in-hand).”
High School Students in Edmonton Take Yoga Course
“I’m very excited. I would be thrilled to teach a yoga class,” said Kim Hertlein, a certified hatha yoga instructor who teaches holistic health and social studies at Ross Sheppard High School, “If this is made available to Edmonton Public, I know it will be wildly popular. A lot of my friends are phys-ed teachers and they all do yoga, so they’d be willing to offer it. It’s not just a physical exercise. It’s a balance of body, mind and spirit.”
Woman Reports Cleanse was Easy and Invigorating
“It was so much easier than I could have imagined!” says Deanna S., a 44-year-old Colorado woman who lost 95 pounds and greatly reduced her risk of diabetes and hypertension — she had been on the borderline of both before the juice cleanse. Plus, she has the benefit of clearer skin and feeling more energized.
“The key for me was to consume variety of juices,” she says, “I’d always been keen on cooking, but I had very little experience using greens and veggies. In addition to the weight loss and other health benefits, learning to use dark greens and other veggies in my daily meals was invaluable.”
“Sun-Kissed” Juice for Glowing Skin
Carotenoid-rich juice is the perfect remedy for dull skin. Carotenoids are naturally-occurring pigments in fruits such as oranges and vegetables such as beets and carrots. Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have proved the effect of carotenoids: according to their study, the people in the study group that got a carotenoid boost began to notice a healthier skin tone in just six weeks.
To make this juice, you will need 1 beet (beetroot), 2 carrots, 2 oranges 2-4 swiss chard leaves and stems (silverbeet), and 1 piece of ginger (optional).
Holiday Foods to Avoid
There are so many delicious traditional holiday foods we can enjoy in the festive season, but unfortunately many of these could be hazardous to our health. Canned cranberry sauce, shrimp platters, sugary sweets especially those with artificial coloring), and popcorn balls all have hidden dangers that we may not have been aware of.
This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of these or similar foods, but it would be wise to know where the food has come from or to make your own healthier versions.
How to Make Sure You’re Eating Healthy Sushi
While sushi is generally considered a healthy food, it’s important to remember that not all sushi is created equal. The healthiest sushi is one you make from scratch or get freshly made at a restaurant instead of pre-packaged. The kind of sushi that comes in a package usually contains preservatives such as FD & C Blue #1 and Yellow #5.
Other tips include going for wild fish over farmed and brown rice rather than white. You should also avoid tempura, which is possibly the unhealthiest part of sushi, being deep-fried and containing a ridiculous amount of calories.
Easy Detox Tips
Oye! Fashion brings us some welcome tips for staying healthy and detoxing during the holidays without making too many sacrifices. For example, if you happen to be hung over after a party, there is a homeopathic remedy called Nux Vomica to ease the nausea.
Another simple thing you can do is replace your morning coffee with tea, and if you’re going to be drinking alcohol at parties, bring your own mixers: “if you alternate that Prosecco with say, Moon Juice Cucumber, Pineapple, & Jalapeno juice, or try a yummy Gingered Lemon juice as the base for your vodka instead of sugar-loaded cranberry juice — with a little seltzer added into the mix, you could be way better off in the a.m.”
Detox Retreat Ideas for the New Year
Sometimes you just need to get away from it at all in order to experience, mind, body, and soul detox. Here are a few ideas for fabulous January retreats. La Manga Club Detox in Spain has a detox program combined with sports such as triathlon, with an after-care program to ensure the effects are long-lasting.
The Raw Food and Yoga Retreat, held in southern France, boasts a Hammam spa, a variety of massages, and a stay in an 18th-century mansion.
Herbal Tinctures for Overall Immune System Health
According to Natural News, we often take for granted some very powerful medicinal herbs that “can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world.” There is still much research to be done to discover the healing properties of some plants, but there are many herbs that already have a scientifically proven efficacy in fighting disease and improving immune function.
Astragalus, for instance, has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine, and with good reason. It is reputed to benefit the blood, the spleen, and the “chi” or life force. It inhibits the spread of cancer cells, strengthens vital organs and gives the body an overall energy boost.
Moldy Cheese a Proven Anti-Inflammatory Agent
I had always thought cheese was undeservedly given a bad rap, and now there’s scientific proof to that effect. Researches at Lycotec, a British biotech company have discovered that moldy cheese may be the answer behind the longevity of the French.
“But it’s not just any cheese that’s likely contributing to the longevity and good health of the French,” says Katie Waldeck of Care2.com. “Nope, the researchers specifically pinpointed a diet heavy in moldy cheeses can be beneficial to your health. Roquefort, the veiny blue cheese aged in the caves in Southern France for almost 2,000 years, is among them.”
This cheese has been proven to reduce inflammation, which in turn reduces the risk of many undesirable conditions from cellulite to cancer.
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Exercise and Diet for the Holiday Season
Although it’s tempting to put aside all thoughts of dieting during the festive season, there are a few very minor adjustments we can make to prevent weight gain. Just 15 minutes of daily exercise can help you maintain your weight through the holiday season, says fitness expert Shirley Archer.
“Everyone’s diet has a bit of wiggle room. I think it’s good to imbibe a little, but be strategic about what you’ll allow. Have a little bit”, says New York-based fitness instructor Danielle Hopkins.
Manchester Woman Inspires Others to Lose Weight
Hayley Peck, 24, is a new mom and a former fast food addict. She has recently undergone a dramatic weight loss and even started her own website, Slimspirational.co.uk, to inspire others and create specific diet plans for those who want to lose weight.
“I decided I didn’t want to be a fat mum for my daughter, Sienna, so I completely changed my lifestyle,” she said, “After losing the weight I was flooded with messages from people asking for tips and advice – and I just wanted to help them.”
The Story of a Cross-Country Juice Cleanse
Described as “inspiring, funny and heartfelt,” the film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead tells the story of Joe Cross’ 60-day fruit and vegetable juice cleanse, but not just that. While on the cleanse, he travels across the US and helps many people achieve a healthier lifestyle.
In the film, Joe himself undergoes a remarkable transformation. He loses 80 pounds and cures his chronic illness. “I don’t take medication anymore,” he says, “That is an absolute miracle.”
Try “Elf Juice” for the Holidays
If you’re looking for a holiday-themed juice recipe, try this green blend Courtesy of No Sugar Sweet Life blog. The ingredients: 2 heads of broccoli, 4 cups spinach, chard, or kale (or mixture), 1 green bell pepper, 2 granny smith apples, and 1 peeled lime.
Chop everything into large pieces that will fit into the juicer’s chute. Juice all the ingredients and pour into small “elf-size” glasses.
What Business Leaders Can Learn from Studying Aikido
Richard Moon, author Aikido, Harmony, and the Business of Living, explains that his methods of executive coaching are based on a martial art that teaches mindfulness, adaptability, and being fully present in our life experience. All of these can be applied in everyday business activities. For example, the idea of mindfully influencing situations rather than mindlessly reacting is something every business leader should learn.
“Imagine a new generation of organizational leaders who, unlike those in full-time MBA programs, learn from each other and their sensei while practicing in the field,” says Drew Hansen of Forbes, “It could be modeled after the coaching of elite athletes in CrossFit and MMA. More than an Executive MBA program, it’s an ongoing process grounded in the theory of human development.”
Don’t Stress Out about Party Hosting
Hosting a party shouldn’t be a stressful occasion, but some people have barriers to overcome when faced with this endeavor says Sandy Coughlin, author of the Reluctant Entertainer blog as well as a book entitled The Reluctant Entertainer: Every Woman’s Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality.
Coughlin says many people stress out about hosting “because they were simply never shown how. Maybe they didn’t have hospitable parents or their parents got so stressed out in party-throwing situations that they made entertaining seem forbidding.”
How to Lower Cholesterol
It’s well known that eating too much junk food can cause high cholesterol. Then logically, we should be able to reverse that trend simply be eating the right food: there’s usually no need to resort to medication.
Fruits and vegetables help lower “bad” cholesterol levels. Look for garlic, onions, apples, pears, avocados, berries, cabbage and it’s family, eggplant, and dark greens such as spinach and kale. And of course, get plenty of fiber and essential fatty acids.
Parents Say No to Vaccinations for their Children
It seems parents in Australia are in agreement with Natural News on the issue of vaccination. Many are opting out of vaccinating their children rather than risk exposing them to toxins such as mercury, often found in vaccines.
According to Natural News Buzz, “This has taken the authorities by surprise and they are relentless in their efforts to continue with the vaccination programs that are perfectly designed to ruin human health. These vaccination programs earn huge profits for pharmaceutical companies and hence the government always wants to move ahead with the programs at any cost.”
Coping with the Newtown Shooting
Katherine Stone, author of a blog called Something Fierce, has put together a guide for moms (or anyone for that matter) trying to overcome the shock of the recent school shooting in Newtown. “I reached out to some of my friends who are experts in the maternal mental health world to get some input,” she writes, “Probably the most comforting thing was hearing from all of them that it’s okay if you are seriously struggling with what happened on Friday. It’s normal.”
Some of the suggestions coming from experts include simply finding a safe space to talk about how you feel with someone you trust. Allow yourself to feel shocked or scared, “Then, find a safe place to distract yourself, regroup, breathe and hug your children.”
Getting into the Holiday Spirit
If you’re worried about the way the holiday spirit is forgotten in the midst of hurried dinner preparations, last-minute shopping, and financial concerns, it’s probably time to slow down and recall the things that make this season fun and peaceful.
For instance, a board game night with family and friends is guaranteed to be fun and filled with laughter. There are classics like Aggravation, Boggle, Monopoly, or you can try something new like the Fifty Shades of Gray Game — yes, it does exist!
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