A letter from my liver


I quit drinking two weeks ago. Then, last week I went to a retreat, where I got to de-stress, unplug, eat super clean healthy food and...have a gallbladder attack? On the second night in retreat, I felt a sharp, stabbing pain in my right side and I knew immediately, oh - there goes my gallbladder! … Continue reading A letter from my liver

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Spring Cleanse Day 3: What’s for dinner?


If you've been following our cleanse and made it to day 3, I'm guessing you may be experiencing one or more of the following: headaches body aches fatigue irritability hot flashes chills inability to focus These symptoms are your body's response to the toxins freed from the nooks and crannies of your fat cells, gallbladder, … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 3: What’s for dinner?

Do I need to cleanse? Take this quiz to find out


So you want to do a cleanse...but where to start? The simple answer is: Right where you are. Start by taking a quick lifestyle assessment: Do you smoke tobacco/vape/marijuana regularly? Do you drink alcohol? Do you drink caffeine? Is your added sugar intake more than 25g/day? (to put this in perspective, one 12 oz can … Continue reading Do I need to cleanse? Take this quiz to find out

Online Spring Cleanse: How does it work?


Some of us are familiar with the "cleanse-in-a-box" that you see at heath food stores. Often, these pre-fab, one-size-fits-all cleanses are marketed to help with specific ailments - candida, parasites, liver/gallbladder, etc. and are fairly pricey.  This approach, however, does not make sense for everyone wishing to improve their health. Treating self-diagnosed problems, without the … Continue reading Online Spring Cleanse: How does it work?

Everything that holistic cleansing is NOT


It really is amazing to do a Google search for "spring cleansing." The sheer volume of results is enough to make the stomach turn. The most criminal thing about the cleansing hype are the profit margins of "cleanse-in-a-box" marketing. Seriously, folks - it's not that complicated. This cleansing chart from Buzz Feed is over-simplified and … Continue reading Everything that holistic cleansing is NOT

My 9 tried-and-true tips for a successful Spring cleanse


Melting snow, rising sap, budding trees...spring! Do you feel it in your bones...that restless energy calling you outside? Digging in the snow, on a treasure hunt for those first adventurous seedlings to burst into the full sun? Daring to go out in a tee-shirt, organizing your gardening tools? I can't wait to get carried away … Continue reading My 9 tried-and-true tips for a successful Spring cleanse