Integrative Nutrition

5 Superfood Swaps That Will Save You Serious Cash

Healthy foods, especially superfoods, have a notorious reputation for being expensive, and a lot of people use that as an excuse to grab fast food and sacrifice their health. Fortunately, there are plenty of nutrient-packed foods proven to protect against cancer, prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and more – that won’t break the bank. Read More

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3 Ways to Create a Wellness Tribe Wherever You Are

Isn’t it nice when you can let your hair down and just be yourself? When you can share your personal passion, struggles, or vision for the future, and have someone to turn to with questions, someone who actually “gets” you on a deeper level? That’s what a wellness tribe is all about! Read More

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5 Simple Systems to Help Reach Your Goals

We all have big dreams and long to-do lists but why is it that some people are so good at actually accomplishing things, while others constantly feel like they’re struggling to catch up? Read More

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Is Hummus Healthy For You?

Have you ever wondered if those little tubs of hummus you find at the grocery store are actually healthy for you? Hummus is marketed as a healthy snack option, but is it really? Read More

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How to Detox Your Body, Mind, and Home Without Dieting

Whether you want to lose weight or get a promotion at work, you need to master productivity. You’ll never be able to fit in workouts, healthy meals, and meditation if you’re constantly procrastinating and not making the best use of your time. Read More

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The Only Productivity Tool You Need

Whether you want to lose weight or get a promotion at work, you need to master productivity. You’ll never be able to fit in workouts, healthy meals, and meditation if you’re constantly procrastinating and not making the best use of your time. Read More

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7 Simple Ways to Get In More Exercise

You probably already know that physical activity is key to good health, but are you actually integrating movement into your daily routine? Read More

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The Secret Key to Actually Enjoying Life

The daily grind of modern life can be exhausting: working full-time, going to appointments, running errands, squeezing in grocery shopping, preparing nourishing meals, finding time to exercise…the demands might seem endless. Read More

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Tools I recommend for the Cleanse

These are the tools I recommend for any of my signature cleanses:  
Just click on the photo to order! 



A simple, effective and seedless way to squeeze lemons for your lemon water and recipes. Extract all the juice without the rind, pulp or seeds and get every last drop. Great for lemons and limes.



I love this body brush. The bristles are soft but effective and the price is right!  



A 4-lb bag of pure Magnesium Sulfate.


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The Truth about Cleansing - 4 Biggest Myths Debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing or cleansing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox” or “cleanse,” some immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains.GreenShirt-Lady-BG

The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you do it in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.

The following are four myths you may have heard about detoxing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try a cleanse.

Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why cleansing might be just what your body is craving.
 
 
Myth # 1: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a Cleanse.

While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, cleansing isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes that can be prepared using healthy ingredients that not only taste amazing, but nourish and detox your body at the same time.

The best part is, many of them don’t involve any fancy ingredients and can be prepared even by a cooking novice. In fact, my cleanse participants always discover new foods and recipes that they absolutely love that have become staples in their diets long after the cleanse ends.



Myth #2:  You’ll constantly be hungry while cleansing.

While you might end up consuming fewer calories while following a cleanse, you shouldn't feel deprived or hungry. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet can actually disrupt your hormones and metabolism, making your body less efficient in the long run.

Everyone’s caloric needs are different, so a detox should never dictate how many calories you consume. By consuming whole foods that provide you with the right nutrients, you help detox your body while feeling satisfied.  My participants are always amazed that they never feel hungry during my cleanse.



Myth #3:  You need to do an all-liquid detox to remove toxins from your body.

Liquid-only detoxes have had more than their fair share of popularity. These types of detoxes can backfire: Not only do people often gain the weight back as soon as the detox ends, but such restrictive eating for several days can be detrimental to your health. An effective detox will include a variety of whole foods to help nourish your body and produce long-term results.

 

Myth #4: Cleanses are just a way for people to make money on expensive supplements.

Supplements involved in a detox should be just that, a supplementary part of the program, not the primary source of your nutrition.  While on a cleanse, you get most of your vitamins and minerals from whole-food sources.

Supplements may be recommended to help your body make the most of the nutrients it receives from these foods.  For example, by including probiotics in your diet, you help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals and remove toxins from the body.

Aside from the benefits discussed above, detoxing is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have any food sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term.
 
I’ve worked with cleanse participants who not only have lost weight and kept it off, but who have also seen their energy level skyrocket, their skin clear up and even their allergies greatly improve and even disappear.


Are you ready to discover the benefits of healthy cleansing for yourself?
Click here to learn more about my upcoming 7-Day Spring Cleanse. 

I am actually offering two weeks of cleansing – one beginning on April 4th and one on May 9th.  Pick the week that works the best with your schedule.  Register by March 23 to save $50.
 
What questions or concerns do you have about participating in a Cleanse?   Before you try something new, it’s normal to feel hesitant.  I want to hear from you. Email me at lori@healthyheartbeet.com.  I read every email that comes into my inbox and I promise to email you back personally.

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