Thursday, 29 September 2011

Take a Stand

'If you are not part of the cure, then you are part of the problem'

I don't know who first said this, but it is so true- and perhaps at no other time than now. There are so many issues that we are faced with in our day to day existence, I would say that none is more important to us as humans on this planet then our health. And I am not talking about health care, hospitals, doctors and the entire Big Pharma scheme to make us think we are sick and then to help keep us that way.

I am talking about our overall thinking about food, exercise, nutrition, health and illness and all of the fallacies that have been inserted into mainstream thinking. Just to bring up a few, we believe that we need drugs to cure us, we think that babies should be born in hospitals, we expect to become ill and dependent as we age, and we are told that doctors know best and we do not.

I don't happen to agree with any of the above statements and perhaps I am living proof of that disbelief! I would not take a drug because my life depends on it and in my business have seen people die from their effects. I would not go near a hospital it I was pregnant, had my last baby at home in bliss and great health, for us both.

And I have no intentions of getting old AND sick, that is why I take care of myself now. I know for a fact that I happen to know my body better than anyone and as a result know what is best for me.

Taking a stand for your health could be a positive start for making changes in the rest of your life as well. An easy place to start is your diet, make one change a week and see how you feel.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

My Master Cleanse

I have been doing this and talking about it for several weeks now, and it is really helping me to get things moving forward in my life. I am feeling lighter in myself, more in control and like I can do the things that I have longed dreamed of. So here is my recipe and some info on my Master Cleanse. I use herbal teas in clean spring water, and drink this for the 24 hour time frame. If you are new to this, add to these teas, some juices and dandelion coffee to get your through it. Once you get used to doing this regularly, your body looks forward to it and as you always feel great afterwards!

This recipe and many other instructions, discussions, details, and healthy eating guides are in my book- The Way to Detox

Aprils’ Master Cleanse

Yeast, fungus and mold have become epidemic in our bodies possibly causing the vast majority of dysfunction and disease. These pathogenic organisms take over in the gut whenever the opportunity arises and are known to cause many of the symptoms we are feeling and dealing with on a daily basis.

If you suspect candida is causing your problems, and want to do something immediate to combat this and alleviate a few symptoms- try a 24 hour Master Cleanse that is specially formulated by April to deal with yeast and mold overgrowth. You can also do this to give your digestion a break, jump start a detox or weight loss program and to feel better.

A cleanse is very different from a detox- while a cleanse is similar to cleaning your kitchen, a proper detox is like moving or renovating your house. Once you have established a better eating regimen, the cleanse is more effective, however it will be of significant benefit under any circumstances.

It is best to start in the morning when not having eaten since the day before. Carry on with your normal activities as usual, while being mindful of the purpose of the cleanse and any specific things that come up. Prepare your cleanse juice ahead of time or first thing in the morning and start drinking it right away.

April’s Recipe

Using a big jug pour about 2-3 litres of tea* inside
Juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange (plus pulp if desired)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

*Use spring water to make the tea (nettle, dandelion, marigold, lemon balm, rose, rosehips, milk thistle seeds- in different combinations). Repeat this tea as much as you need to for the 24 hours, at least 2-3 litres and more if desired.

Drink this blend for the full 24 hours using different combinations of the teas (nettle, rose and marigold, then dandelion, lemon balm and rosehips etc). Do not store liquid in plastic bottles, consume within the 24 hours.

Everyone is Talking About Change...

This is it, this is the time that we have all been waiting for, when things finally change in the world. There are so many people around the planet waking up right now to their particular lives and circumstances and asking the same questions- how do I change this? What can I do to make things better for myself and my family?

All change starts with you. You are the only one that can change your own life and there is no time like the present to take some positive steps forward in that direction. If you don't know where to start, notice what you complain about the most- is it your friends? Then move away from them. Is it your body, weight, health? Then change your diet and lifestyle. Is it money? Then take steps today to seek out other sources of income.

This list is endless. You are in charge, you have always been in charge and you have to take back control of your own life. If you are not living your life, and you have not stepped into your power, than someone else has been living through you and using your resources. 

This is simply the way that energy works. Use it or lose it- use it or be used. 

There is no time like the present to allow yourself to wake up- that's right, ALLOW. You will find what you are seeking, look for the highest truth and follow the signs. Waking up is not hard to do, its what to do next that challenges us. You must change or forever be controlled.

Monday, 12 September 2011

The Way to Detox

This is probably the best time of year, anytime between now and Christmas - for detox.  Today I was reading in the internet and came across several mentions and articles on this topic and it caught my attention because they were generally so way off base...made me wonder if the people who wrote them have ever done a detox themselves.

Right now I am deep in the middle of a detox, about 5 weeks into it with changes to diet, exercise routine and generally working away at removing embedded toxins. A detox takes time- lots of time. You cannot flood your body with toxins and then expect it to be mopped up instantly.

Preferably detoxing will be done with a weight loss program, where the toxins released by the fat/tissue as the weight comes off are dealt with gently by use of detoxifying herbs, skin brushing, massage, exercise and of course the all important emotional work.

Your body will never deliberately allow your tissues to be toxic- there are safe guards and mechanisms in place for this and of course the presence of toxins is the reason for the weight in the first place. Once this weight comes off in a planned, controlled manner, a detox plan should also be in place to safely remove these poisons from the system. And then the weight will not need to come back on.

Needless to say this is not done in a weekend- such a detox needs planning and then careful attention to the diet and lifestyle. It is also challenging and not to be taken lightly.

If you want things to change in your life, if you find you are stuck in old negative patterns which hold you back, if there is excess weight, IBS, depression etc- then perhaps it is time for a detox. I will keep you posted on how I am doing...

Clean your body and change your life.

The Way to Detox- Body, Mind & Soul