I may try the cherry smoothie today! Being obsessed with your youthful glow green smoothie I HAVE noticed a difference. (I add a tsp of honey for add’l sweetness – doesn’t need it, but my sweet tooth likes it) First of all, I crave it morning and night, and I feel great knowing I can drink a salad twice a day. Great job on your website, Melissa! Your pictures, recipes, and blogs are fantastic!
Check the list below for techniques and inspiration for all of your space cleansing needs. — Alyssa Nassner, Curbed, "Cleansing 101: Keeping your home’s energy in check," 17 Oct. 2018 These lamps are said to generate negative ions, which neutralize toxins, cleansing the air. — Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "The Salt Lamps Everyone Is Obsessed With Are 35% off Today," 17 July 2018 Once the oil rubbing or salt scrubbing part was over, Ms. Ajikrishna instructed me to wash my face and body in an outdoor shower with green mung bean powder, an herbal exfoliant used to cleanse the skin without removing the oil’s benefits. — Caren Osten Gerszberg, New York Times, "At a Yoga Retreat in India: Beach Walks, Body Treatments and Healing," 16 Feb. 2018 The temptation to operate on assumptions when facing off against an unknown adversary is real and toxic, so cleanse it from your system. — Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "5 (pretty easy) steps to improve civility online," 6 July 2018 These organs work together to cleanse your body from head to toe. — Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 Even though Meghan Markle had to cleanse her personal social-media accounts — and delete her lifestyle blog — before her upcoming May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, it’s known that many royals have social-media presences. — Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Which Royals Have Secret Social-Media Accounts?," 1 May 2018 During an initiation ceremony, Graham removed his shirt and was bathed with water to cleanse his soul before entering a hut with candles and voodoo sculptures. — Ben Brasch, ajc, "KSU student who found brother from DNA test finds more — his homeland," 25 Apr. 2018 Several times in the distant past, our home planet has been cleansed of its residents, with the exception of a few plucky survivors. — Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Did plants cause one of Earth’s great extinctions?," 3 Mar. 2018

Why do we buy into these things? Misconceptions seem to abound whenever you repeat a lie often enough in pop culture. And who hasn’t heard one of their favorite celebrities promoting one of these? Beyoncé allegedly did the Master Cleanse and she looks … masterfully cleansed, right? Kelly Ripa is doing the Alkaline Cleanse and she looks … alkaline, right? Oh dear. Holly Corbett at Prevention tried the Master Cleanse and reported "killer cramps" and "cat breath." Moreover, every dietitian she spoke to said it was bad news. There’s probably something to that, perhaps a little more than the advice from a celebrity’s trainer.
Wow!! Thank you so much! :) This was very helpful and answered a lot of my unanswered questions. I was looking at your snapchat story and saw your comment on checking out this blog. So of course, I quickly checked it out myself, since I was curious on the wonders of these “fitness teas”. Anyways, thanks for all this info! You conveyed it in such a entertaining, yet education manner I just read all of this in a breeze! Mind you, I usually avoid reading since I hate it so much… but this was something I enjoyed a lot. xxx thanks Cassey! xxx
Melissa is mt niece but I am NOT bias at all! She is amazing like her mother when it comes to food and flavor. I just tried the Red Velvet sugar Cookie bars. They were awesome. They are a different texture than Red Velvet cake, a little thicker, but they taste just like it. And the frosting…well who doesn’t like cream cheese frosting??? Melissa you are amazing and I’m so glad you are sharing your talent with all of us!
Deprivation never works. It is a painful struggle that will almost always result in failure. Instead of starving your body of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, eat “more” good stuff. Break your meals down to 5 or 6 small ones a day to reduce snacking (which is when a good chunk of weight gain takes place for a lot of people) and to prevent your body from storing more fat-which is does when it feels “starved.” Also ask yourself why you’re eating in the first place-we so often eat out of boredom or nerves or stress. Wait until you feel a rumble and let your stomach tell you when it needs to eat.
Are you still on a “healing” protocol diet or more just “healthy” protocol? Have you dealt with any anxiety along your path? How do you still implement all your yummy foods in your healthy diet? And lastly, what supplements do you feel like have made the biggest difference in your energy levels? I’m on my own healing journey for an auto immune disorder and it can be so overwhelming. Thanks in advance! Love, Kristina
Some popular beliefs attached to weight loss have been shown to either have less effect on weight loss as commonly believed or are actively unhealthy. According to Harvard Health, the idea of metabolism being the "key to weight" is "part truth and part myth" as while metabolism does affect weight loss, external forces such as diet and exercise have an equal effect.[44] They also commented that the idea of changing one's rate of metabolism is under debate.[44] Diet plans in fitness magazines are also often believed to be effective, but may actually be harmful by limiting the daily intake of important calories and nutrients which can be detrimental depending on the person and are even capable of driving individuals away from weight loss.[45]
According to Cosmopolitan Magazine, there are also health risks associated with teatoxes. Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea are not uncommon symptoms to experience while teatoxing. Nutritionist Renée Leonard-Stainton, founder of Reneenaturally.com, says this isn’t an unusual response to senna, an herb that’s in colon cleanser tea bags and other diet tea products. “Senna has a strong laxative effect and it can cause headaches, diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. In the long-term, it can make the bowel reliant on this kind of stimulation to work.”’ Senna also can lead to electrolyte shortage and nutrient deficiencies. Furthermore, your body already naturally detoxes your body via your liver and kidneys. Think about it logically: if toxins were actually building up in your body that your liver and kidneys could not naturally excrete, you would likely already be sick or even dead. Clearly, this is not the case in healthy individuals. Your organs are excellent at performing their job – you do not need the help of a bogus tea.
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The terms “detox” and “cleanse” are mostly used interchangeably, and most plans fall into one of three major categories: those that replace solid food with liquid sustenance (juices, smoothies, or soups, sometimes with herbal supplements thrown in); those that claim to support your body’s natural detoxification systems by supplying nutrients that boost liver and kidney function; and those that focus on cleansing your digestive system from the opposite end, the colon.
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