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Top Notch Water Filtration Systems! Plus You Can Talk To A Real Person Who Knows Water!

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A fan reached out wondering about water filtration and this is my go-to site! Call them so they can help you figure out what water filtration system is right for your needs and budget. 

I'd also recommend adding trace minerals to your Reverse Osmosis or Distilled Water - Water LOVES minerals. When we remove them with the Reverse Osmosis process, they bond to minerals in your body - yes, leaching minerals out of your tissues - on the way out of your system. 

Make sure you're adding minerals to your water for this reason and also to alkalize the water, as RO water is very acidic. 

Here's a great little video on the importance of water quality. It's a serious 30 minute look at what is coming out of the tap - and it's a little freaky. Check it out! 

Cheers!

Spring Cleansing Season Is Here!

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Natures Sunshine Brand is a wonderful brand of inexpensive supplements. I've had positive results with their products. Email me at desiree@modernhippie.org for ordering info:) 

As the weather breaks (hopefully) we draw closer to spring and with it comes spring cleaning of the home, mind and body.

Take stock of what you don't need in your home. Getting rid if things you don't use. Clutter in the house = clutter in the mind. One junk drawer at a time!

Bringing calm and focus to the mind with meditative practice, prayer, yoga or even a peaceful 10 minute shower are the sort of practices that connect us with ourSelves. It's that higher Self within all of us that helps us become healthier and more whole.

Lastly - cleaning the filters of the body periodically is a great way to kick off spring and a form a connection to health. Did you know that our livers have over 500 chores? Dang! Therefore a little support, cleansing and love is in order.

My Liver Cleanse consists of...

•Psyllium hulls (fiber): this helps to cleanse the colon - while your purging the liver, kidneys and blood of excessive wastes. Plus you'll poop like a champion! Make sure to drink double the water you normally do with any fiber supplement.

•All Cell Detox (totally body cleanse) this will help gear up the body for deeper cleansing in the liver. This supplement supports the kidneys, cleanses the blood, skin, supports the stomach and even has a bit of anti-parasitic cleansing herbs.

•Liver Cleanse Formula goes to work on the liver with Black Cohosh (great for estrogen dominance), Yellow Dock, Blessed thistle and dandelion root.

My Routine:

I'll be taking the psyllium everyday - around 7 capsules split AM & PM.

For two weeks I'll do around five capsules of the All Cell detox; then I'll switch to taking around five capsules of the Liver Cleanse for two weeks. I'll rotate back and forth until the bottles are gone.

Additionally the magnesium is for my nervous system. Supporting the nervous system during times of stress and cleaning can only help the body to release more of what doesn't serve. Magnesium is your friend! Helps you poop, sleep and absorb other important minerals!

Good reasons to cleanse include:

•Headaches
•Chronic Pain
•Digestive Problems
•Anger, Fears, Anxiety
•Weight Gain
•High Blood Pressure
•Eczema, Psoriasis etc
•Acne
•Chronic UTI's
•Allergies, Asthma, Auto-Immune

I hope you found this helpful. Is this the perfect cleanse for everyone? Probably not, but if you have doubts or concerns about cleansing reach out and schedule an in person consult or a phone consult to find out more about cleansing options. 

Looking for these products? Reach out to me via the website for ordering info:)

Cheers!

 

30 Days Of Green Drinks!

Go Green!

Go Green!

I decided today in the spirit of spring cleaning, in honor of the new moon & mercury leaving retrograde & for the creation of a new personal tradition - a sober St. Patricks Day - We'll ring in springs first month of March with a plethora of green drinks, smoothies & education on the benefit of all things green and lovely!

I invite you all to send me your pictures & recipes of your favorite green drinks- share the love!

This green drink contains soaked chia, spirulina (1 tbsp), molasses (1 tbsp), 2 slices of ginger, 1 apple, ground flax, wheat germ and purified water with a dab of maple syrup. It was freakin' delicious too. 

3 Signs Your Liver Cleanse Is Working

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I've been doing this Lemon-Peppermint Liver cleanse for over a month now.

I love this cleanse! It's simple, delicious and easy. It's the first thing I do each day without really thinking about it. Nice how good habits can form like that:)

In the past several weeks I've noticed 3 signs that there is indeed some detoxification happening and it dawned on me yesterday that I should share the observations I've made.

Temple Acne:

Temple acne and/or acne in the eyebrows is out of the ordinary for me; it's been happening frequently recently and at first I didn't make the connection to my liver detox. The temples happen to be the reflex point on the face that corresponds to the liver. You can see subtle tiny dots of red there on my temple in the photo above - and each one of them was a zit in the last 3-4 weeks. The zits were sore, gross and all of them easily "extracted". My liver is doing beautifully!

The face is a map of the entire body, connected by meridians - this is knowledge that has been learned, documented and proven in holistic healing for centuries. 

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Eczema:

I had a spot of eczema show up on the inside of my calf about a month ago. Again, I saw it and didn't connect it to my liver detox. But in the last few days it finally went from looking like it was spreading to drying up, moving into a healing phase. This is a great sign that the liver is detoxing and getting a good scrubbing too!

When the liver is congested, bogged down by processed or heavy foods, dealing with false estrogens and other hormonal problems, contending with the continual flow of dirty blood we send through - it pushes things like acne, eczema and psoriasis to the skin. Better out than in - I always say! As you can see from the photo below, the spot is drying up nicely. 

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Eczema and psoriasis can be a major issue! Cleaning up the blood and the bodily filters (kidney and liver) are of paramount importance to heal the body permanently. Dietary changes will also need to be made. Got eczema or psoriasis? Schedule an appointment as I'd be honored to assist you with your healing process. 

Under Eye Darkness or Bags: 

Many deal with this their entire lives. Especially people of color over all different nationalities. White folks struggle with it too though!

Internal work is the best method of improving the look of under eye darkness and bags under the eyes. All the eye brightening eye cream in the world will only get you so far. Don't get me wrong - I love me some natural eye cream - but what's happening internally is the root cause. Let's go to the source!

Puffiness is certainly a sign that the kidneys need some attention.

Kidneys and Livers are bodily filters; when you clean up one, you positively affect the other. When you mistreat one - you mistreat the other. 

Additionally, eyes always correspond to the liver, a problem with one mirrors problems in the other, This is why herbs like Eyebright that support healthy eye function and cure pink eye (for example) also support the liver. Amazing how everything is connected in the body. 

As you can see in the photo below I'm dealing with a bit of puffiness myself. Although I am particularly satisfied with the way the white of my eyes seem to be brighter, clearer and less blood shot than normal. 

Everything I mentioned above is and indicator of shifting that is occurring with this prolonged gentle liver detox. I'm gonna keep on keepin' on with it - as I feel it's working beautifully!  

I'll let you know of any changes or progress! 

Happy Cleansing! 

Eyes are the windows to the soul AND the are also an indicator of health or lack thereof. If the whites of your eyes are chronically blood shot - throw away your harmful eye drops and get to work on the root! Cleaning the liver up! 

Eyes are the windows to the soul AND the are also an indicator of health or lack thereof. If the whites of your eyes are chronically blood shot - throw away your harmful eye drops and get to work on the root! Cleaning the liver up! 

Kick Off Spring With Some "Internal Body Maintenance"!

I'm teaching a class on Juicing, Fasting & Healing the Lining Of The Gut - Join me in March!

Hosted by the Compassion Wellness Center in Clawson on March 15th @ 2:00pm,  I'll be demonstrating Live Organic Juicing, Live Organic Green drinks and I'll discuss the benefits of fasting and healing the lining of the intestinal tract.

It has been said that all disease originates from problems of the gut. I believe this has much truth to it. I'll discuss ways you can improve intestinal health via juicing, specific nutrients and foods and improve your health naturally. 

10 Symptoms That Indicate You Have A Leaky Gut: 

  • digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, IBS
  • seasonal allergies or asthma
  • hormonal imbalance such as PMS or PSOS
  • auto-immune disease such as arthritis
  • chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
  • mood problems, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD
  • acne, rosacea, eczema
  • food allergies or food intolerances
  • candida
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