May 242017
 

Is My Poop Normal?

This topic may be uncomfortable, but it’s so important for you to know what makes a healthy “poop” because it can tell you a lot about your digestion.

And if your digestion is off, this could be an indication that something else is going on that you need to address.

I know you are either dying to dive into this post, or feeling like you want to close this and forget I ever mentioned it.

Which one will it be? Continue reading »

Jan 232016
 

We want those TOXINS O-U-T, out

 Full moon=replenishment=minerals in ->Sunday January 24, 2016

Every Full moon represents an energetic peak, which shines a powerful light on whatever is coming full-circle in your Life. Take this time to ground yourself, disengage from drama and restore your zest for life.

During the full moon the body will more readily absorb minerals and heal. You can work with these natural rhythms of the moon to optimize which results you want.

The waxing moon and full moon are times when things are birthing and coming to fruition while the waning moon is a releasing moon.

Prepare yourself for Sunday January 24- this is the day your body really absorbs what you put it in ….real living food or dead processed food…choose wisely today!

What will you do on Sunday to assist the detoxing of your cells?

  • Start the day with water, detox lemonade, herbal tea, green juice drink, detox broth
  • Have homemade juices/detox broth throughout the day or very light meals
  • Dry Brush before your shower or upon rising

 

The skin is responsible for eliminating 1/3 of the body’s waste everyday – that can equal up to one pound!!! A super fast and effective way it to add dry brushing to your shower/bath routine.

dry brushesDry Brushing

Whether you use a natural bristle brush, a dry brushing mitt, a cheap loofah glove (I’ve tried them all and have finally found the VERY BEST from Living Libations which all my clients love as well), give your body a scrub and:

  • Loosen the dead cells to allow the toxins a quick and clear exit out of your skin!
  • Leave your skin SOFT and GLOWING
  • Reduce CELLULITE
  • Stimulate your immune system
  • Wake up your circulation
  • Move your lymph
  • And so much more!

 

Start at your feet and work up to your chest, then work down from your head and neck to your chest. The key is to make it FUN and a part of your day! Then jump in the shower or bath!

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Detox Bath

While dry brushing, pour yourself a hot water bath with one-two cups of Epsom salts (or more) and ½- 2 cups of non-aluminum baking soda.

Soak for 20-40 minutes with lights dimmed, perhaps a candle for added relaxation and soft music to drown out any “mama calling from your kids or husband”

For an added cleansing effect, drink a cup of peppermint tea before the bath to promote the release of toxins or even add it to your bath along with soothing essential oils like lavender or chamomile.

Why Epsom Salts & Baking Soda?

  • Safe, natural, non-toxic traditional remedies used to improve well-being
  • Believed to cleanse and purify the body
  • Relieve joint pain and slow down the aging process
  • Epsom salts provide the body with much needed magnesium and sulfates
  • Baking soda neutralizes acids (meats, sugar, processed foods, alcohol, medication, etc.) and promotes the elimination of toxins leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed, not to mention your skin will be oh so soft!

Note: If you are TOXIC, and those nasties are trying to escape your mama cells, you might be dizzy after your bath…so get up gently and take some deep cleansing breaths!

FYI on sulfates….they disinfect your blood and flush toxins O-U-T of your cells. They are also necessary for the synthesis of new collagen…you got it…gives you healthier, younger looking MAMA skin!!!

Go get your Epsom Salts!!!

Other detox bath ideas that you can explore….

  • Austrian Moor Mud – nature’s most potent healing compounds
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Organic Seaweed – help delay aging process
  • Add ginger or ginger tea to further sweat those toxins out (can add to Epsom/baking soda)
  • Add fresh herbs – mint warms you, lavender and chamomile soothe you, explore and find what suits your mood
  • Bentonite clay – fast detox method
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – super helpful when you need to restore the acid/alkaline balance back to your body

Madeleine Marentette from Grail Springs in Bancroft (great place) has written a book, Grail Springs Holistic Detox for Body, Mind and Spirit, and I love her advice about detoxing with the cycle of the moon.

If you can manage to follow this you may deepen your detox even more, here is what she writes in her book…The rhythm of a new moon supports weight loss and detoxification.

Google the moon cycles and then add the dates into your day timer and see if you can follow her advice.  If not, any time you can have a detox bath, jump in!

 

Full moon=replenishment=minerals in ->Monday February 22nd, 2016

New moon = detox = toxins OUT -> Monday February 8th, 2016

 

During the full moon the body will more readily absorb minerals and heal. You can work with these natural rhythms of the moon to optimize which results you want.

 

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According to Sarah Best’s article, “How to Get the Most out of your Detox”, a complete circuit from one full moon to the next takes a month and is divided into two roughly 14-day phases: waxing moon and waning moon, the latter being the best time for detoxing. If this sounds bizarre to you, consider that the gravitational pull of the moon governs the tides of the planet’s oceans and has done since the beginning of time. When we remember this, it is not such a leap to accept that this same force exerts a powerful influence on the flow of fluids into and out of our cells.

In the words of Johanna Paungger and Thomas Poppe in their book Moon Time: “The waning moon detoxifies and washes out, sweats out and breathes out, dries, consolidates, prompts to action and the expenditure of energy.” During the waxing moon, conversely, the body is better at taking in than it is at letting go. Whenever you have any choice in the matter – i.e. unless a health crisis means you must start immediately – always schedule your longer detoxes to happen when the moon is waning. You will get much better results.

tanya1Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.