Posts tagged ‘detoxification’

January 27, 2014

Why would I spend 40 minutes soaking my feet?

http://youtu.be/Zstg17MS5As

Take a listen to Matthew Buchanan as he explains the whats, whys, and how’s of the Lectro Chi Premier Foot Spa. It also explains why I invested in a unit for my family and why you should too.

If you’ve never heard of or understood cellular detoxification, now’s your chance to take holistic health to another level. This, of course, takes YOU to another level as well. I love it! –Lacey

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January 15, 2014

This is for me, not you…

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I just love this!

“This worked for me, so maybe it’ll work for you.”

How many times have you heard that statement from friends, clients, or random folks in the store? I get this a LOT. I understand that it’s partially because I talk to random people and I’m social (my husband will say I ask for it), but the other part is that people really do want to be helpful. I’ve tried various products that have been recommended to me, most of them, really great products. The truth is that what works for one body may not work as well for another’s body. I have a new favorite blog at OneBode and found a few recipes I’ve been collecting to try in my 30-Day Clean Eating effort. I want to put them all in one safe place, thus this blog. Although I’m sharing them, just know this is for me… but maybe you’ll like it, too? 🙂

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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

Serves 2

10 cups cauliflower florets, steamed soft

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 cups r broccoli

1 small bok choy, (about 2 cups)

8 oz poached/grilled diced chicken breast

Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Purée the cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a blender until very smooth. set aside. In a medium pan sauté the broccoli for 2 minutes in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, until lightly browned and starting to soften a bit. Transfer to a bowl and cook the bok choy for 2 minutes, in the same pan, adding a little more of the coconut oil if necessary, until starting to brown. Transfer bok choy to the bowl with the broccoli. Add the diced chicken, 2 cups of cauliflower purée, 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper and gently toss. Transfer mixture to a 4 cup baking dish, top with the remaining cauliflower purée and bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubble. If you like to brown the top a bit, broil for a few minutes after baking.

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I Have a Headache Juice

Juice together these ingredients to help ease headache pain:

  • 1/2 Pineapple
  • 3-4 Kale Leaves
  • 1 Stick of Celery
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/4 Lemon
  • 1/2 Inch of Ginger Root

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Healthy Key Lime Pie

CRUST INGREDIENTS* *Organic if possible

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 15 minutes and rinsed well
  • ¾ cup raw pecans
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 2½ Tbs. coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. high quality sea salt

FILLING INGREDIENTS* *Organic if possible

  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • ½ cup coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Put all the crust ingredients together in the work bowl of a food processor with the blade in place and process until the ingredients form a ball. Press into a 9-inch Pyrex pie pan.
Wash and dry the food processor bowl and blade. Add the filling ingredients to the bowl with the blade in place. Blend the filling ingredients together in the processor, and pour over the crust. Place in the freezer and allow to set for at least 3 hours or overnight. Take out and let rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes, or as long as it takes to soften, before serving.

I hope you have fun pursing healthy living. Stay tuned for a new 30-Day Guide to Healthier Living coming soon! I’ve been working on a helpful tool for those seeking to improve their health in some way. It all starts with nourishment and activity, and we’ll discuss this and more. I introduce you to simple steps you can take (or share with a loved one) in a simple carry-along booklet manufactured by Lectro Life Technologies. If you want to learn more about them or see what we’re up to, check out: http://www.lectrochi.com. You may see a familiar face.  –Lacey

August 21, 2013

Just the Juice, Please…

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I don’t understand why people say that juicing is expensive. My husband and I found ourselves in the market for another juicer after my overzealous, rushing tendency wrecked too much havoc on our old soldier juicer. There’s only so many times you can throw pieces in the sink and have them stay in tact. I know this isn’t a good quality and I am working on it. Not the point of this blog, however…

www.discountjuicers.com/compare.html

So here we are, researching what will become our new addition to the morning ritual of juicing. My husband wasn’t a fan at first. Well, let me back up… I wasn’t a fan at the very first. I thought juicing was wasteful, time-consuming, and unnecessary. Now, I consider juicing one of our best-kept beauty secrets with it’s ability to slow the aging process, hydrate our cells, reduce inflammation, and promote regular cleansing of your insides. Folks, this allows you to radiate on the outside! Forget the designer labels until you get this right–inside beautification equals outer room-stopper status.

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When I broke our juicer, I gasped immediately. How can we go on about our day? Our cells will be thirsty. My energy will be low. Mood swings? Weird food cravings? My husband grabbed my hand and talked me off my proverbial ledge by reminding me I can just eat the fruits and vegetables I had laid out on the counter. How primitive of him.

The truth is, juicing isn’t the only way to glean the cell rejuvenation that occurs when your body is nourished with quality, absorbable vitamins, minerals, and nutritional elements like FIBER (my favorite F word)! However, juicing can save you time, frustration, and money if done correctly.

Saves Time: You don’t have to brew coffee, run through the Starbuck’s line, or cut up your produce into bite-sized pieces. Because you’re getting a robust amount of vitamins, fuel, and hydration to start your day, ditch the separate breakfast item/meal preparation. Your body doesn’t need it! You can pour your juice is a glass and take it into the bathroom (beautification station) with you to get ready for your day. No need to sit at the table and eat.

Saves Frustration: No guessing what creamer to use, what protein/carb ration to prepare for your meal, and no need to worry about cravings you have upon awakening. You’re about to prepare and pour yourself a big glass of “all you need” with your juice, so chug-a-lug and praise Jesus for the great day ahead. As you sip, start your day with appreciation… for your health, your relationships, and your juicer.

Saves Money: Yes, a great juicer runs about $200-$500. We go middle-of-the-road with a $350 model, on sale. My husband was surprised by the expense at first, but when I strategically wrote out the per day cost of our juicer, and explained that for pennies a day, we can experience better health, he gave the green light (or just got tired of listening to me justify the cost.) Separately, we are a Costco family and purchase our produce in bulk. This helps several ways! I hate waste. I hate the word hate and don’t use it much… until I do. And I mean it. I hate waste, so it becomes a game of sorts to use up all the produce we purchase in bulk. I’ve even made muffins out of the pulp and rinds to salvage some of that. Also, a glass of juice is so packed with nutrients that you’re body is satisfied for a while–no need to fill in with snacks and additional caffeine to make it through your morning.

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We went with the Omega 8005 series, and as suspected… I love it! My husband and I have a standing date at the juicing station each morning. If he’s in a rush, I’ll take it to him or prepare a “roadie.”

When I hear folks say, “I don’t juice because it’s expensive,” I have to dig deeper. If you add up the daily caffeine source, or the afternoon pick-me-up (or that sugary treat you just “had to have,”) I’ll bet you can purchase a high-powered juicer in about 2.5 or three months. If you need to save up this way, there’s no shame in it. Invest in your health, and stop buying into excuses not to. Use the saving up time as a spiritual sacrifice or a detox of sorts. You’re detoxing from lesser nourishment to propel yourself into glam-dom. In the mean time, nourish the old-fashioned way by consuming green vegetables at every meal. (My favorite breakfast is an egg, spinach, salsa wrap.)

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, there are three different types of juicers out there: centrifugal, masticating, and twin gear. We went with a masticating one–slower speeds ensure reaping more nutrition (and juice) from the produce, including beneficial enzymes. Mmmm….

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NEW JUICER TIP: Use a 1:3 ratio (fruit to leafy greens) to curb the bitterness of Kale, Collard Greens, etc…

If you’re in the market for a new juicer or are nervous about taking the plunge, let me know–I’d love to help.

Happy juicing, beautiful! –Lacey

OH, and P.S….

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Just sayin’… 😉