Halloween is coming as I start my detox diet. . . Who’d guess my favorite holiday where I gorge myself with chocolate, cake, and candy is only a week after I start detoxing!!
Well, if your not on a detox diet and just wanting to do Veganism the blog OhSheGlows features some GREAT Halloween Vegan Baking ;p http://ohsheglows.com/2011/10/26/no-bake-vegan-halloween-recipes/
Another blog is http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2010/10/vegan-halloween-round-up.html
A more “fresh” blog with more vegetable recipes is http://familyspice.com/easy-halloween-recipes-for-your-block-party/
However, I am planning on using some of the fresh avocados I just bought to make a yummy guacamole and decorate to a funky Halloween theme ;p Tomorrow I have a kids Halloween Party so I need to really be prepared and ready to avoid temptations ;p
Our skin is our biggest organ and it is said to be our biggest detoxing unit. Therefore, a large range of health experts suggest dry brushing your skin every morning!
Stimulating your skin first thing in the morning will help circulation, which will stimulate the detoxification process in our skin. It is also believed that for eliminating dead skin cells it is much more effective to use a dry bristle brush over soap and water.
Suggestions for dry bristle scrubbing:
- Always use a natural bristle skin brush, for optimum results use a plant bristle.
- Perform on Dry Skin only.
- Generally stroke upward in one movement.
- Light strokes repeated 7 times.
- Adjust pressure to your comfort levels.
- Best to follow brushing with some form of hydrotherapy i.e. shower or bath
- Don’t brush more than you need to. Over doing it does not mean better results.
- Work from left to right side of body.
- Avoid breast and genitals
I believe that taking Western medicine is scary! IF you can eliminate all medicines from your body and let your own body defend itself ;p You will be thankful when you realize how much healthier and cleaner your body is.
Anyways, I believe that Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM can aid our body in detoxing. Sometimes our body needs some triggers from within to help health and flush our body of toxins. Today I went to my first visit with a traditional Chinese acupuncturist. I know what your thinking, thats going to be expensive! HOWEVER, now springing up across the US are Community Acupuncture Clinics.Go visit and see! Listed below is a website to help you locate a clinic in your local area!
If it is your first time to TCM you can explain to them that you are doing a detox and to help you jump start the process. Chances are your body is ridden with toxins and they can tell things that you are suffering from and it’ll blow your mind!
From reading my pulse my doctor knew that I hardly sleep, I am restless when I do sleep, that I have gained weight recently and that my body has toxins.
He recommends I sleep earlier! ;p Therefore, I am going to TRY to sleep earlier !!
Well hello I started a detox. I am normally healthy, but after traveling in Asia for the last four months I my diet and body went to hell in a handbasket. I ate street vendor food with oil, sugar, and a tone of other shitty foods. I am sure many of you have fallen off the wagon a time or two, Christmas, holidays, breakups, birthdays, etc.etc. However, that is no reason to stay fat forever! We need to fight to get our bodies back, even if it sucks. At the end of the day our bodies are going to take us through this life so we must keep it clean and healthy.
Our bodies are our best investment in this life. Our own personal BMWs. If you want to keep your BMW clean you have to take care of it. You must have tune ups and oil changes. This is what we are doing, we are tuning our bodies up! We are changing the oil in our bodies if you may ;p
Today is the first tune-up:
No sugars, meats, eggs, diary, yeast, umm what else? A lot ;p
I am also going to sweat for an hour a day! Do some sort of work out to get your body moving and sweating.
Lets go ;p