Apr 232015

I love this drink when I want to feel refreshed and nourished. Cucumbers contain silica which is known as the “beauty mineral”. So if you’d like to strengthen your connective tissues (tighter younger looking skin, stronger nails) of the skin, hair and nails, then this is your drink!!!

Cool as a Cucumber Juice

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Jun 232014

Cancer Prevention Tips

“I wear my sunglasses at night” lyrics by Billy Idol


While reading Cancer is Not a Disease by Andreas Moritz, I learned that perhaps this is the best time to wear sunglasses, if at all!

The wonderful ultraviolet light from the sun is one of the most powerful natural medicines the world has ever seen and one way we are blocking it is by wearing sunglasses (and sunscreen and staying indoors, and wearing clothes – you get the point).

By the year 1933, researchers found there were over 165 different diseases (almost every type of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis) for which sunlight proved to be a beneficial treatment but the sun’s healing rays were ineffective if a patient was wearing sunglasses. WHY? Sunglasses block out important rays of the light spectrum which the body requires for essential biological functions.

UV rays in sunlight actually stimulate the thyroid gland to increase hormone production, which in turn increases the body’s metabolic rate which assists in weight loss and improved muscle development. So get yourself some sun sans the sunglasses and sunscreen but don’t be a silly and fry yourself…use some common sense.

Read more pgs 90-98 in Cancer is Not a Disease


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Can using this toothbrush and rinsing with this really decrease your risk of cancer?

Data collected between 1986 and 2002 found that men with gum disease had a 63% higher chance of getting pancreatic cancer, even if they’d never smoked. It is believed that gum disease is a sign of increased inflammation and is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory issues and lung infections.

Two simple tips:

1)      Rinse and swish with salt water several times per day is usually enough to prevent and reverse gun disease and simple enough to do! (Use sea salt or Himalayan salt)

2)      Use a Soladey toothbrush (I have been using one for years and bought is at Living Libations along with their natural teeth and skin products – love them!!!)

Why a Soladey toothbrush?

  • Clinically proven to eliminate more plaque than a regular toothbrush, even without the use of toothpaste and floss
  • Soladey features a titanium oxide metal rod which creates a natural ionic chemical reaction that separates the plaque from your teeth enamel and also removes stains (oh, yeah, whiter teeth baby, without the harsh teeth whitening chemicals!!)

Read more pgs 88-90 in Cancer is Not a Disease

EXERCISE….I know, but I had to bring it up because it really is THAT important!

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Exercise is a BENEFIT to preventing cancer and also one of the best ways to combat treatment-related fatigue is you are currently undergoing chemotherapy.

  • Cancer cells are oxygen deprived cells that don’t want oxygen…BAM…along comes exercise which floods your body with oxygen and cancer cells die with oxygen…make sense?
  • Exercise also improves your immune response

Beneficial Exercise Tips

  • If you have cancer don’t do strenuous exercise.  Light walking, stretching, pilates and yoga are wonderful additions to your week. Try this beautiful relaxing routine – Wild at Heart or some stretching
  • If you exercised before cancer keep it simple while undergoing treatments and if you didn’t exercise before cancer keep it simple while undergoing treatments!

Don’t know where to start?…contact Tanya at info@moveyourbody.ca  and we can put together a treatment plan for any current disease or prevention of any disease.

Read more pgs 186-187 in Cancer is Not a Disease


I can’t rest…I’ve got to get this done!!

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Your immune system needs SLEEP!!! Eight to nine hours in complete darkness. A weak immune system CANNOT keep your body clean inside which results in congestion and threatens cellular life.

Your body is a beautifully well oiled machine that wants to be in perfect health.  It has circadian rhythms that keep your body working optimally but that we often ignore or just don’t know about.

If you continually go to bed after 10pm you will enforce a hormonal shift in your body that can lead to chaotic conditions in your body. The secretion of melatonin (one of the pineal gland’s most powerful hormones) starts between 9:30pm-10:30pm (depending on age), inducing sleepiness. If you ignore your internal clock, you throw this and many other hormonal cycles out of balance.   The pineal gland controls:

  • Reproduction
  • Sleep and motor activity
  • Blood pressure
  • The immune system
  • The pituitary and thyroid glands
  • Cellular growth
  • Body temperature and many other vital functions

I know I’ve had my share of late nights and will do my very best to honor my body and put it to sleep earlier and to rise earlier. If you rise around 6am-7am (and went to bed around 10pm), then you are following a natural sleep/wake cycle. If you are getting out of bed after 8am-9am then you are messing with your elimination cycle (constipation anyone??). Waste material that accumulated in your rectum and bladder wants to be eliminated between 6-8am. If you are sleeping in because you went to bed too late, this waste is held instead of eliminated and perhaps even partly reabsorbed. Check out the Busy Mama Detox Program which will give you tips to Detox you bedtime routine and so much more!

Read more pgs 179-183 in Cancer is Not a Disease


Cancer does not pop into you like a mushroom popping out of the ground.  Cancer is the result of many crises of toxicity including:

  • Stimulants
  • Emotional trauma
  • Repressed emotions
  • An irregular lifestyle
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Overeating
  • Stress reactions
  • A lack of deep sleep
  • Lack of sunshine
  • Accumulation of heavy metals and exposure to chemicals

By learning how to properly care for our bodies we can reduce cells from manifesting into oxygen deprived cells leading to disease. Take charge of your health…without it nothing matters…ask a dead person! Start by incorporating these 4 easy tips!!!

To detox your cells, join the Busy Mama Detox 12 week online program that runs in April, September and January…click here for more details or go to www.busymamadetox.com

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For more information on how to feed your cells check out Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending.

Need to get more balance in your life….check out Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans.  Check out the preview pages here

Want to give your kids a healthy start to life…check out Healthy Snacks for Kids.

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What cancer prevention tips do you have to share?? Love to hear from you on my moveyourbody facebook page or right here!!

Love, laughter and light,


May 012014

Mango Tango

mangoMakes 1-2 servings

Drinking these smoothies makes me want to dance for joy!!! Let me know if you break out into the tango or any other dance!!!

  • dancing the tango
  • 1 whole pitted & peeled mango
  • 1-2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup parsley and cilantro
  • Half of a lime, peeled
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Add 1-2 pitted dates if more sweetness needed

Blend everything EXCEPT until smooth. tonic_alchemy_blurb1Boost up your Tango by adding a super green…not sure what to buy…check out these two greens

matcha green tea powderWhat is Matcha Green Tea Powder?


coconutWhy use coconut oil in your smoothies?

Coconut Oil

Healthy fat that is a highly efficient fuel that helps your body burn fat and create instant energy. Can raise your HDL (good cholesterol) and help to protect you against heart disease. Coconut oil will boost your immune system, plus it’s a natural antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, making it very effective at combating yeast and parasites.4

Coconut Oil is ideal for dry, rough and wrinkled skin because it contains MCFA’s (medium chained fatty acids) and is easily absorbed by the skin. It prevents stretch marks and lightens existing ones.  Its antiseptic elements keep the skin young, healthy and free from infections.  It’s also an excellent lip balm5.

I keep it in my bathroom, kitchen and a little jar in my purse.

Consuming coconut oil regularly restores thyroid function, often relieves hypothyroidism and actually increase the metabolic rate, leading to weight loss



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Packed full of incredible information containing

  • The difference between juicing and blending and
    what is right for you.
  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
    food that tastes great!
  • And so much more!

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Source for coconut oil: Eating for Beauty David Wolfe pg 81

Apr 242014


pineapplemint leaves

makes 1-2 servings

  • 2 cups purified water
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 cup packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbsp ground dry flax seed
  • 1 tbsp soaked (or not) chia seeds
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Apr 012014

You’ve got to be pooping

better digestion photo

You can do sit-ups and crunches till the cows come home, but if you aren’t moving the waste out of your body, where is it hanging out?? According to Dr. Chang, losing weight is a simple matter of increasing the efficiency of the digestive system.

 Increasing efficiency of Digestive System for Weight Loss

Quality Probiotic

Do you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, gas or constipation, bad breath, acne?  Starting with a high quality probiotic may be just what is needed for you!

Buyer beware- there are lots of probiotics on the market, so go after quality. I use a powered probiotic formula ($33.00) & switch it up with Syntol AMD (advanced microflora delivery) from Upayanaturals. I also consume Xobiotic chocolates from Xocai as chocolate is an amazing carrier for probiotics. (look for reputable sources from your local health food store).

A few probiotic food suggestions include; raw goat milk or kefir on an empty stomach, cultured and fermented vegetables such as kimchi and pickles. Be wary of yogurts as the food colouring, aspartame and sugar content negate the probiotic effect.

Kimberly Synder’s, Probiotic & Enzyme Salad is a wonderful addition to your diet, or if you are short on time, add 2 tablespoons to a 1/4cup of raw sauerkraut to your lunch or dinner.  I purchase mine at the local health food store or Upayanaturals.

Studies have indicated that weight gain and obesity are a consequence of inadequate probiotic levels.1

The ideal healthy ratio of “good” to “bad” bacteria is 85% to 15%, or 9 to 1. Unfortunately, due to lifestyle and environmental factors, the vast majority of the population is severely lacking when it comes to good probiotic bacteria, throwing their gut flora ratio completely out of whack.

These lifestyle and environmental factors include, but are not limited to, exposure to:

  • Sugar
  • Artificial sweeteners of any kind—found in “diet” beverages and food items, chewing gum, yogurt, and even toothpaste
  • Processed foods
  • Chlorinated water
  • Pollution
  • Antacids
  • Laxatives
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, wine)
  • Agricultural chemicals and pesticides
  • Antibiotics (from medications and/or antibiotics found in meat and dairy products that we ingest)

 2-minute Belly Rub

digestion rubbing

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….

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A glass of warm lemon or lime water first thing in the morning! This Yogic or Ayurvedic ritual was primarily used for stimulating digestion and eliminating ama, the Ayurvedic term for toxic slime that builds up in the gastro-intestinal or GI tract. Check out the 10 reasons why this is an important addition to your daily routine.

So, what’s all the fuss about this GI Tract and how does it influence weight loss?

In reality, your G.I. tract is MUCH more than a digestion center; in fact, it is quite literally your second brain as well as being “home” to 80% of your immune system.2

So, with all these great tips, improve your digestion, lose some fat and enjoy the health benefits!


Don’t forget to include these nifty tricks into your daily living including dry brushing.



The Underground Health Reporter Report #5 – Rib Your Stomach Away in 2 Minutes a Day



Brett Hall RD – The Top 10 Gut Fighting Cleansing Foods www.toxicbellybugfix.com

1. DiBaise JK, Zhang H, Crowell MD, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Decker GA, Rittmann BE.

Gut microbiota and its possible relationship with obesity. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008


2. Steinhoff U (June 2005). “Who controls the crowd? New findings and old questions

about the intestinal microflora”. Immunol. Lett. 99 (1): 12–6.


Mar 282014

Sugar Kissed Pecan Mylk

sugar kissed pecan milk 005Once upon a time I was known to make pecan pies and butter tarts and consume way too many of them! I had to stop myself from making them because I didn’t have any self control!

One quick trick I learned was to have a (maybe three) pitted date with a pecan inside and believe it or not, without all the pecan filling and pastry this did the trick!

I’ve always loved the creamy caramel taste and have found another recipe that is delicious, nutritious and satisfies the caramel craving. Continue reading »

Mar 192014

What is Maca? 

Maca is a superfood, and has been called “magic, the food of the gods, a natural Viagra and a miracle drug.” It is part of the broccoli, radish, and watercress family but does not taste anything liked those veggies!

 Maca is:

A plant and the root is used to make this superfood

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Mar 102014

Spirulina Vs Chlorella – Power up your smoothies with these Super GREENS

What is Chlorella?

  • single-celled algae that’s been around for two-billion-years
  •  it is one of the world’s richest natural sources of chlorophyll
  • natural, pure, whole food with all the materials to support life
  • excellent source of vitamins (B,C,E), minerals (iron, magnesium) and proteins
  • can detoxify your body by removing heavy metals

Here are some in my palm.  I keep them in a little container in my purse and pop them in my mouth when I need some greens.  They are also very portable and are great to travel with!

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What is Spirulina?

  • Is an ancient type of blue-green algae that grows in lakes around the world
  • It is high in protein, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, beta carotene, zinc, copper, iron, and trace minerals.
  • Can relieve allergy symptoms because it blocks histamine production.
  • Can improve the functioning of your immune system and help bring relief to people suffering from autoimmune disorders.
  • It’s a sponge for toxins and can remove heavy metals from the body.
  • Click here for the skinny on spirulina from www.healthysmoothiehq.com




 Why care about Chlorophyll?

  • effective in detoxifying the liver and bloodstream
  • cleanses the bowel and feeds the friendly bowel flora

Any smoothie can be supercharged with these fabulous greens. Start with 1 tsp and progress to 1 tablespoon or more!

Which one should I try? Try them both…start with one and then when that’s done, try the other.  Or you can have both and many other green superfoods in Vitamineral Greens or Tonic Alchemy’s 91-1….so many great green choices for you and your cells!

Try supercharging the Purple Nut Smoothie or the Elvis Parsley Get your Groove on Smoothie

green smoothie in wine glass


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  • The difference between juicing and blending and
    what is right for you.
  • The side effects of losing weight and inches
  • The benefits of an alkaline lifestyle
  • How to juice and blend while traveling or on the
  • Recipes for adults and children
  • How to save money and time while eating healthy
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Feb 262014

Battle of the Greens – Vitamineral Greens vs Tonic Alchemy 91-1

You’ve seen these in many of my smoothie recipes because they are SUPERFOODS, and our cells love superfoods.

Which one is better?  Check out what both have to offer and see if you can choose.  I can’t pick a winner so I use one and then the other to get the best of both!

Why choose Vitamineral Greens?


  • It is a superior, nutritionally dense, therapeutic green superfood powder which nutritionally supports blood sugar, detoxification, the immune system, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, colon, pancreas, muscles, brain, regularity, circulation, and longevity.* 
  • It contains a full spectrum of naturally occurring, absorbable and non-toxic vitamins, minerals, all the essential amino acids (protein), antioxidants, chlorophyll, soluble and insoluble fibers, tens of thousands of phytonutrients, and a plethora of other synergistically bound, organic nutrients.   
  • It is an ACTUAL food that your cells will recognize 
  • It’s 100 vegan, gluten free & yeast free 
  • It is easy to use.  Mix it in  your smoothies or with a juice and has a slightly green taste.

I met Jameth Sheridan at the Longevity Conference and chatted with him.  He exudes passion for health and longevity. Since our encounter I have consumed anything that he has made.

Hear the passion in this statement from him, “Green foods are perhaps the most healing foods on the planet, and the single most important addition to a diet you can make. They are foundational. For over 26 years, I have deeply and passionately immersed myself full time into providing the best possible foundation. My deepest passion is for the earth and all of its inhabitants to be healed on a core level. Mother Nature gave us the substances we need for healing. It is my life path duty and my great honor to assemble them for you.”

“Compromise is not an option. Hype is Nothing. Substance is Everything. Vitamineral Green™ is the best possible green food that I can offer.”



91-1 Tonic Alchemy



I also had the pleasure of listening to Master Herbalist, Ron Teeguarden speak at the Longevity Conference, and have loved & trusted his products ever since!

Why choose 91-1?

tonic_alchemy_blurb1 Tonic features


  • It’s  a delicious super food blend that offers arguably the best and widest range of nutrition of any super food product in the world. From the highest mountains to the deep oceans, from deserts to jungles, only the finest available ingredients are included in Tonic Alchemy.
  • It’s the ultimate natural alchemical life-enhancing nutritional complex and energy source deliverable in a glass.
  • It is the source of thousands of phyto-nutrients.
  • It contains the 20 greatest super tonic herbs from around the world. Tonic herbs are consumed throughout the world on a daily basis to promote Radiant Health.
  • Tonic Alchemy nourishes the whole body by increasing balanced energy and vitality, supporting detoxification, boosting immune responses, building the blood, increasing activity and quantity of antioxidants, and much more.

Click here to order your ENERGY and VITALITY!!
So, if you want:
An Immune booster
Sustained energy
Promotes muscle relaxation and better sleep
Increases breast milk production
Promotes radiant health
Slows aging
Nourishes the whole body by increasing balanced energy & vitality
Supports detoxification
These are some of my secret ingredients that provide me with GREAT HEALTH, ENERGY and VITALITY!!

 Loving the greens,



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These statements have not been evaluated by the F.D.A. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

Feb 242014

What is Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Matcha is a fine-ground, powdered, high-quality green tea and not the same as tea powder or green tea powder. The entire leaves are dissolved in water instead of steeped, therefore you get to ingest ALL their anti-oxidant power.

One cup of matcha green tea equals 10 cups of green tea….WOW, that’s worth the switch!

Matcha green tea powder is a:

  • Cancer fighter
  • Fat fighter
  • Enhances metabolism
  • Reduces stress
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Lowers your cholesterol
  • It’s loaded with vitamins, fibre and antioxidants
  • Boosts energy levels and but also has a calming effect.

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