Jul 262015

2-minute Belly Rub

This exercise works like a gentle colonic irrigation that helps speed up a sluggish digestive system (which usually carries at least 5lbs of fecal matter within it). The exercise effectively metabolizes the fatty tissues around the stomach and intestines, and flushes them out of your body.

Belly Rub Method:

1)      Lie flat on your bed or floor

2)      Expose your abdominal area (tummy)

3)      Rub your hands vigorously to create heat (about 15 seconds)

4)      Place one hand on your belly button and begin to rub in an outward circular motion

5)      Use fairly firm but comfortable pressure at a slow pace (1 circle/second)

6)      Concentrate on the heat building up in, around and throughout your stomach

7)      Do about 40-50 circles (about 2 minutes)


  • Important to keep abdominals warm and to warm up hands
  • Do in the morning before getting out of bed and just before you go to bed
  • Don’t do immediately after a heavy meal, pregnant or if you have moderate to severe abdominal conditions

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the stomach is the center of energy. Besides melting away adipose tissue (fat), it can also:

  • Stimulate the abdominal organs
  • Help to speed up slow digestion & remedies constipation
  • Increase blood circulation in the abdominal area
  • Help to heal indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and the adverse effects of overeating.

Start your day with your detox lemonade

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Jul 192015

Your thought and beliefs are the single most important indicator of your state of health. Your beliefs and thoughts are wired into your biology. They become your cells, tissues and organs. There’s no supplement, no diet, no medicine, and no exercise regimen that can compare with the power of your thoughts and beliefs. That’s the very first place you need to look when anything goes wrong with your body.”

– Christiane Northrup, M.D., Goddesses Never Age

Christiane goes on to explain that when something does go wrong in your body, it’s a wake-up call to pay attention. Perhaps you haven’t been conscious of the issue or emotion until it shows up physically. Have the courage to go deep within yourself and honestly look at what is going on in your life, what are your thoughts and beliefs that you keep repeating in your mind.

I love reading anything by Dr. Northrup – her insight is invaluable.

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Jul 122015

 Thyroid Imbalance

This is an except for the Busy Mama Detox Program regarding Thyroid Imbalance….

I hear so many people having issues with their thyroid that I wanted to share some information with you from The Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe7.

The thyroid is a large endocrine gland situated at the base of the neck and controls your basal metabolic rate. An underactive thyroid slows the metabolic rate and increases the chance of obesity whereas an overactive thyroid speeds up metabolism leaving one excessively thin. Continue reading »

Jul 052015

Hemp Kale Salad

This is one of my favourite salads (quantities adapted slightly) from Leanne Vogel’s e-book The Keto Beginning: Complete Guide +30-day Meal Plan.

I picked up her e-book and have been loving a lot of her recipes. I also based many of the “fat snacks” that I offered in my Gain Energy Lose Fat sessions from her book.

I use this dressing on many of my other salads now instead of using maple syrup based dressing…I’m loving the new flavours. Continue reading »

Jul 012015

Many of you have had the opportunity over the years to taste my raw treats at Move Your Body Studio…well now they are AVAILABLE at Kawartha Coffee Co in Bobcaygeon….enjoy these organic homemade treats with your tea, coffee or latte, or as a wonderful way to finish off your meal.

 finished productOrganic Raw Maca Chocolate Balls – Medjool dates, almonds, goji berries, cacao nibs, cacao powder, cinnamon, maca powder, vanilla…Hey What’s Maca??


Organic Raw Cosmic Fudge – Coming Soon – Hemp seeds, cocoa powder, coconut oil, lucuma, tocotrienols, cacao nibs, mesquite meal, local maple syrup, blue-green algae / spirulina, vanilla, Truly Natural Acerola Cherry Vitamin C powder, chaga mushroom powder, mucuna pruiens, ho shou wu,  collagen, sea salt


Organic Coconut Macaroons – Coconut, local maple syrup, coconut flour, cacao nibs, vanilla powder, sea salt. Chocolate coating: coconut milk, ghee, vegan chocolate chips.

 Why Can Chocolate help us get Skinny?

chocolate macaroonsOrganic Chocolate Haystacks – Coconut, cacao powder, local maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt


Organic Cocoa & Orange Nut Cookies – Pecans, almonds, cacao powder, local maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt, orange zest. Chocolate coating: coconut milk, ghee, vegan chocolate chips.

Price: $2 for one, $5 for 3, mix and match

I’d love to hear what your favourites are and I will keep them stocked up!!!

When the chocolate cravings hit and you want to make your own yummy treats, click here


tanya1Handmade by Tanya Morrison from www.moveyourbody.ca in Bobcaygeon

Move Your Body Studio is located in the beautiful and natural surroundings of Bobcaygeon, Tanya leads a variety of classes at Move Your Body Studio that energize and motivate all of her students and keeps them on track with their fitness & health goals. Tanya has many certifications and 25 plus years of fitness/health experience that she is able to pass on to each and every one of her students. Your lifestyle is an accumulation of choices which become habits. With Tanya’s guidance and education you will naturally start to make healthier choices with simple shifts. It is when you start to focus on your health that your weight will naturally come off or your health will improve. You must take pleasure in the journey, not be racing to the finish line.