Mar 052017

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Are you just about done with everyone’s “obsession” with cholesterol?  Do you already know that cholesterol is not all bad, in fact there is “good” cholesterol?


Well, here it is.  Let me bust some common cholesterol myths right now starting with the myth that “cholesterol is cholesterol” because it’s not.  Depending on which of its buddies cholesterol is floating through your blood with makes a massive difference.  Not to mention the fact that cholesterol is essential to good health.  (Yes, you read that right!).


After I bust those myths I’ll give you the goods on what healthy lifestyle choices you can make to increase that “good” cholesterol (because medicines don’t seem to be able to do that but I will tell you what can!).


And I’ll leave you with a delicious recipe that you can use to get more veggies into your day! Continue reading »

Aug 112014

It’s an Ugly Word!! One we never want to hear.


Mum and me

Since 2009 I decided to focus a lot of my time researching cancer/disease prevention…and then in March of 2011 I got a call from my mum and she told me that she had mouth cancer.  She decided to start chemo and radiation immediately and it was very difficult to be so far away from her since she lives in Spain.  There are times that she could not talk, she couldn’t eat and was rushed to the hospital several times. Obviously, I booked a ticket to Spain and when I saw her, she looked lifeless and very weak.  She had been given drinks from the hospital to consume for her calories (marconutrients – carbs, fat and protein) but they were not giving her the micronutrients she need for cell rejuvenation that she so desperately needed.

Within two to three days of my mother being on the nutritional plan that I recommended, I cannot begin to tell you how her eyes started to shine, her energy started to increase and her pain subsided.  Her friends were amazed at her recovery. Continue reading »

Jul 142014

The Anti-Cancer Body

Is Your Body in Motion?

Dr. Bouillet from the University of Paris states that exercise reduces the quantity of adipose (fat) tissue, the principal storage site of carcinogenic toxins.  Excess fat is the “toxic waste site” of the human body, says Devra Lee Davis from the University of Pittsburg.

bloated stomachFat cells store toxins

I have been in the fitness field for over two decades and what draws most people to exercise is weight loss, but I think it’s time to look behind the superficial curtain of weight loss for vanity and really understand that excess fat can be dangerous to your health. Your body was designed for movement and physical activity and unfortunately with the conveniences of life, we are not treating our bodies with the respect they deserve.

Physical activity is capable of reducing fat and taking with it its stockpile of contaminants. Movement is a prime method for “detoxifying” the body. YOU control how much movement you put in your day.

Benefits of Physical Exercise

  • Modifies our hormonal balance, it reduces excess estrogen and testosterone that stimulates the growth of cancers
  • Reduces blood sugar levels which results in the secretion of insulin and IGF (increases in insulin and IGF cause inflammation in your body and contribute to the growth and spread of cancerous tumors)
  • Increases your immune system which protects it against stress
  • Acts directly on the cytokines responsible for inflammation by lowering their level in the blood

Why do I add meditation to a lot of my classes?

  • You sleep better
  • You will feel less stressed
  • Your life feels richer with more meaning
  • Benefits your immune system
  • Calms you down and allows you to have perspective
  • Reduces cortisol levels and markers for cancer
  • Allows you to get in touch with your inner self that most of us have trained ourselves to ignore
  • Better regulation of blood sugar levels and reduces inflammation


Here’s a little workout for you….give it a go and modify where needed.


plank forearms starting position for opening and closing

Starting position for Plank – open and close your legs with control for 30-60 seconds, rest 10-20 seconds and repeat 5-10 times.  You can add in 8 pushups and 8 open/closing with legs for a bonus.

New to exercise – hold a plank on your knees with proper posture and breathe

shoulder press with weights one foot

Shoulder Press on one foot. Lift weight 15x – use whatever weight you feel comfortable lifting

Repeat exercise above (Open/close plank)

Follow with another round of shoulder press on the other foot.

Repeat Circuit #1 – 2 times.


Circuit #2

post delt standing band work add squat

Posterior deltoid with squats

Perform for one minute, followed by burpees (see below) for one minute.  Repeat set 2 times.

burpee 5

This is an action shot halfway through a burpee!!!  Either do burpees for 20-30 seconds, basketball jumps or skipping.  You MUST get your heart rate up!!!

Repeat Circuit #2 – 2 times.

Repeat Circuit #1, followed by Circuit #2, 2 times


Circuit #1 – 2 times

Circuit #2 – 2 times

Circuit 1 and 2 – 2 times

End with some deep breaths and stretches. Check out this Stretching Routine

Check out these other workouts to enjoy!

Chisel your inner and outer thigh

Condition your CORE – Thanks to Planks

Get outta bed – Saturday classes and HGH

Sculpt your core with these 3 exercises

Exercises for Sculpted & Sexy Shoulders

Stretch it OUT

Wild at Heart

Be sure to treat yourself to a massage which helps to decrease the production of stress hormones and increase the number of NK cells in your body.

Lastly, physical touch has a profound effect on the cells of your body – it stimulates the life force in human adults on an emotional level and biological level inside their very cells. To read more about this pick up The Anti Cancer book and read page 181 and on!




Learn more by reading Anti Cancer by David Servan-Schreiber, MS, PhD

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


 teeth products liv lib


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!

tall woman stretching

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  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!!

baby with rose

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

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

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,