This cold/flu season has been a doozy. It has hit us all at one point or another. Whether your sickness lasted for long or short periods, regardless it has sucked! The weather has a major factor on our physical and mental health. Here are a few tips to stay healthy as the weather and our bodies make the transition from Winter into Spring.
Get out! Whenever you see the warmth of the sun, step outside and bask in it. Not only does it feel amazing, but exposing your body to sunlight aides in the production of Vitamin D which is essential for your body. Vitamin D helps to boost the immune system. So fill that life with some sunshine.
Buzz Buzz Buzz! Their sting may be powerful but their honey packs a whole other punch, throwing it right at your allergies. What?! That’s right. Add a tablespoon of LOCAL honey to your tea, oatmeal or just straight down the hatch during allergy season and it will help those nasty watery/itchy eyes and runny noses. If you don’t like the sweeter side of life, go to your local health food store and grab some straight Bee Pollen. Add it to your smoothies. Yum!
ACV – Apple Cider Vinegar. I live by this stuff. 100% Raw, Organic, Non-GMO, Unfiltered. I take 1 tablespoon every day. ACV is said to help with acid reflux, cures (yeast), regulates pH levels, relieves constipation, promotes good gut bacteria, detoxes the body, lowers blood pressure, balances blood sugar, fights allergies. Clears sinuses, fights colds, and has been researched and found to help fight cancer.
Ok. So … Are you thinking what I’m thinking?! Put the tea kettle on, grab your favorite mug, add a tablespoon of local honey, a tablespoon of ACV, a squeeze of lemon or maybe some ginger tea and go sit outside in soak up the sun! Have a beautiful day!
Our Cleanse starts January 15 and runs thru February 13, 2015 (21 Days). It is called the Red Light Green Light 1, 2, 3 Cleanse! Start now and live the life you want!
Join Our Group on Facebook to stay updated and get recipes!!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/redlightgreenlight123/
1 – No Alcohol
2 – No Sugar
3 – No Dairy
We will Be Posting Green Lights for things you should eat a lot of! Red Lights for things you should reduce/avoid and Yellow Lights for Caution!
Our goals are simple! Increase your health. Increase the JOY in your life. Become aware of your decisions around food. Prove to yourself you can live without something for 21 Days.
If you have to make a choice, we are encouraging you to prioritize local, hormone free grass fed meats. Of Course we want you to choose organic fruit and vegetables everywhere in your life. If finances are rough, prioritize clean meat, then save for the vegetables and fruits you can. More details are coming in the Group!!!
Another great recipe from Kia Sanford to support your Cleanse!
Pumpkin Coconut Stew
Another Smoothie from Kia Sanford:
Black and Blue Smoothie
1/4 cup mixed blueberries & blackberries 1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup plain whole coconut milk
ice and/or water
1 serving high-quality protein powder or smoothie base
From Kia Sanford: A great recipe to support your Detox Cleanse!
Sesame and Shiitake Buckwheat
1 cup toasted buckwheat
2 Tbs white or hulled sesame seeds
1 cup dried shiitake or other dried mushrooms* 21/2 cups boiling water plus 1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbs toasted sesame oil
Place buckwheat, and sesame seeds in pot over medium heat and dry toast for 2 to 3 minutes, or until seeds begin to pop.
*Remove pot from heat and very carefully add boiling salted water and dried shiitake mushrooms.
Place pot back over low heat, bring to simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes turn off heat and leave covered for 10 more minutes. Fluff with fork and drizzle with toasted sesame oil and serve. Or cool and use for salads.
***Exercise extreme caution when adding the boiling water to the hot pot.
Remove the pot from the heat, and add the water quite slowly until all sputtering has stopped.
*You can substitute dried porcini, morel, chanterelle, or any other exotic dried mushroom for the shiitake mushrooms.
Spice options: Add 1 tsp fenugreek, cumin, mustard and/or fennel seeds during toasting process.
Detoxification and the New Year go hand in hand, and there are less enjoyable ways than a hands-on session to help release the accumulated toxins and metabolic wastes that accumulate through the year. Massage offers a great cleansing addition to a detox program by assisting in the movement of both the blood and the lymph.
The lymphatic system, along without circulatory system plays a vital role in helping to cleanse our bodies. Gentle stroking and rhythmic rocking techniques assist in the bodies’ passive flow of lymph fluids helping to speed the reduction of lactic acids, uric acids, nitrogenous wastes and free radicals out of the body, allowing for your cleanse to be deeper and more thorough.
By increasing the circulation deep to the joints, in and around the lymph nodes and to the furthest extremities of the body as wastes are carried out, so too are beneficial nutrients carried in. Remember to hit the broth, and plenty of good brown rice before the session and be prepared to replenish after! Spring is coming…
The 40 Day Yoga Challenge is On! We are starting our cleanse Today!!!
Kia Sanford is kicking off the Cleanse at our meeting tonight. What do you need to know?
This is the link for the General Recommendations for Detox Cleanse. Read the PDF, print it if you want. This document has all the info to support you moving forward with the Cleanse!
Here is the Link to buy supplements for you smoothies. Buying thru Kia gets you a 20% discount! You have to register thru the site, but you will figure it out!!! If you want to order thru the phone, tell them you are working with Kia Sanford so you get the 20% discount! The number is 1-800-654-4432.
If you want supplements and can’t wait for mail order, these are some suggestions from Kia:
- Metabolic Detox Complete (vanilla is best) by Metabolic Maintenance (#MET32), or PaleoCleanse by Designs for Health (Available at Gathering Thyme)
- Renewal Greens by Innate (#I40111), or Vitamineral Green by HealthForce (Available at Gathering Thyme)
- PaleoFiber by Designs for Health (#PAL21), or Triple Fiber by ReNew Life (Available at Gathering Thyme)
What else? Stay Strong! Share recipes with us in our Group on Facebook here.
Our Cleanse starts Monday January 20, 2014! Information you need for the Cleanse is HERE and HERE. Download the Documents and Read Them!!! You don’t have to print them but you can if you want! We are starting Phase 1 Today!
Kia Sanford is leading the Cleanse. Her information is below, she is available for private appointments if you want to discuss personal issues or are ready to take greater control of your eating habits. This cleanse is free for Members and participants in the 40 Day Yoga Challenge! Private appointments are booked and paid for thru Kia!!!
What are we doing this week? Transitioning into the cleanse!!! Think of this as an opportunity to ease your way in and start to transition your eating and drinking. The most important thing you must do is drink LOTS of WATER. We are flushing out toxins and fat as we sweat in yoga and staying hydrated will keep your energy up.
What else do you need to know? If you want to order any supplements for smoothies etc. you can get them at a 20% discount thru Kia. You must order them by January 15th for them to arrive by the time your cleanse starts. The supplements are not mandatory, they are a dietary option! The info on ordering is in the second document and the link to order is on Kia’s website. Somes additional info is below her contact information.
Kia Sanford MS – Kailo Counseling & Nutrition and The “Get R.E.A.L” Program
San Anselmo & Greenbrae CA and all over the virtual world
415.813.6183 office phone
541.821.3618 cell phone
Ordering ReSet Supplies
You may want to split an order with another participant if you don’t plan to continue to use a smoothie beyond Phase 2.
Recommended Detox Support Smoothie Blend:
Metabolic Detox Complete (vanilla) by Metabolic Maintenance – 21 servings (#MET32) Renewal Greens by Innate Formulas – 30 servings (#I40111)
PaleoFiber (unflavored) by Designs for Health – 60 servings (#PAL21)
There are other options but these are my current favorites. There is a chocolate version of the Metabolic Detox Complete (#ME680) but I find it doesn’t give you the flexibility for varying flavors like the vanilla version does. If you would like to choose an alternative blend of powders or potions, please run them by me first. There is a LOT of garbage out there and I want you to stay healthy and not waste your hard earned funds.
You are not required to purchase supplements through me. This service is supplied as a convenience and always at at least 20% below retail cost.
To order supplements to be delivered to your door please do either of the following:
1 – Online:
Log onto my website at www.kailocounseling.com and click on the drop down menu labeled “Services & Pricing” then on the “click here” text. You will see a new window open inside the Kailo Counseling frame for my distributor, Emerson Ecologics. You will need to create an account. In the places where it asks for a practitioner fill in my name. It will ask you for a zip code, enter 97520. It will also ask you for an access code which is “2order”. Once your account is created, click on “Virtual Dispensary” and you will be taken to the list of supplements that I recommend. You can also search by the codes given to you with your protocol. When you log on again in the future, all you will have to do is enter your chosen user name and password. It is Highly recommended that you compare product codes and not just product names with the ones on your list to be sure you get the appropriate items since often there will be variations of the same supplement available and specific ones have been chosen for you for a reason. On the next screen you will be able to change the quantities of each item if you want more than one. You will receive a 20% discount off retail price at the end of the order process, don’t worry if you see different prices initially.
2 – Over the Phone:
Have your product codes and credit card information handy before you call Emerson Ecologics customer service 800-654-4432. The folks at the other end are extremely helpful but they will need to know you are a client of Kia Sanford MS in order for you to obtain the 20% discount, so don’t forget to tell them right at the beginning of your call.
The cleanse has been an amazing experience! From discovering new foods to eat, making new recipes, experimenting with different ways of cooking foods to reading labels more carefully and being conscious of what we are eating. It has been great to hear what people are eating – from nuts and dried fruit as a snack, to smoothie recipes and tips on the best way to make popcorn healthy.
Before the cleanse started, my neighbor, friend and member of the community Robyn (who was a registered dietician) – asked me why we were doing the cleanse. The answer seemed obvious, reset the body and get ready for the Fall. I am sure there are health benefits to cutting sugar, alcohol, caffeine, animal products and gluten out of our diet for 7 days. Is this the biggest benefit? No. Almost everybody has one thing on the cleanse they feel is impossible to drop from their daily diet. The reminder that we can accomplish anything we want is strong and present in my life right now. This is easy to forget between the to do list and distant memories of past failures.
As we finish the last day of the cleanse, I am grateful for the community here in San Anselmo. The people who are playing with us on and off the mat. I love that we can challenge ourselves and remember that we are not defined by the past, but rather the journey we are choosing to be on is what defines us. Whether you had an “accidental” beer or piece of sushi, what we all walk away from this week is the possibility of mindfulness and choice. Plant this seed today, January 2014 – 40 Day Yoga Challenge with a 21 Day Cleanse. YES!
Live An Exotic Life!
Mari C. told me she has been making Popcorn in her microwave during the cleanse. What??? Microwave popcorn has to be wrong in so many ways. Not only is it cleanse friendly, it is the mix of healthy salty crunch I have been craving!
Following Mari’s directions, I put some regular popcorn kernels on a brown lunch bag, folded the top 3 times, sealing it with my nail so it was super tight and put in my microwave for 3 minutes. I stopped it with 7 seconds to go, dumped it in a bowl and put on some Himalayan Pink Salt.
The result was delicious! A great modification might be to drizzle coconut oil or even just cook it in coconut oil!!!
Green juice recipe:
I don’t really measure anything out, I just grab handfuls, pinches and splashes!
Here it is:
A handful of Kale
A handful of fresh spinich
Half a cucumber
A big pinch of fresh parsley
Half a lime peel and all
Small box or bottle of coconut water
Vitamix it all up and guzzle!
Amy picked me up this delicious fresh juice from Whole Foods in San Rafael. It is a #2 and it is Red as Red gets. It is not too sweet, light and refreshing! I can definitely taste hints of celery…this juice went down quickly!
Day 3 of the Cleanse is about enjoying the habits and patterns that are developing. Most of the caffeine withdrawal should be over and your body should be done with the initial shock. We are drinking lots of water (peeing a lot) and trying new recipes. Last night’s dinner of Brown Rice and Black Beans over raw spinach (the spinach gets lightly steamed by the hot rice) was easy to make, light on the wallet and provided leftovers for today! It takes more planning and is strangely stressful, but being mindful of what we are eating this week is forcing me to look at labels and ingredients again. This is a great habit!!!
What’s next??? Practice Practice Practice! Get on your yoga mat and notice any differences. Are you sweating faster? Do you feel light headed. Now is the time to sweat out the old and cleanse in the new!!! You will get stronger and stronger each day, all you have to do is show up.
Wendy R kicked off the cleanse with this great sounding recipe below:
Ingredients (1 serving/2 cups)
1 cup almond milk
1 ripe banana peeled + frozen
2 handfuls organic spinach or kale
1 tbsp chia seeds OR 1 tbsp ground flax
1 tbsp nut butter
1-3 Ice Cubes
Blend it until you get the consistency you want!!!
We are starting our 7 Day Cleanse TODAY! Juice is one of the best ways to add refreshing energy into your day during the cleanse. From Smoothies to Green Juice your body will appreciate the calories and the flavor. If you don’t have time to make your juice at home or just want to try something new, here are 3 places you can get delicious fresh juice!
- The Good Earth – They have fresh juice in grab and go glass jars or if you have a few minutes get the freshest juice possible at the juice bar! This isn’t cheap but you know your fruits and veggies will be GMO free and the flavors will be strong!
- Whole Foods – Whether it is kombucha, coconut water or fresh juice, the whole foods in San Rafael is a great place to recharge with liquids. They make excellent smoothies and you can pick up plenty of fruits and veggies while you are there!
- Urban Remedy – Located next to the Wooden Duck as you come from San Rafael to San Anselmo, there juices are made the same day and they have a nice selection of juices to pick from. This is a great place to stock up on a few juices so you have goto emergency juice in your fridge!
This cleanse and your daily yoga practice will light up your body! Drink lots of water and indulge in fresh juice!!!
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas Edison