First of all gals, you rock my world! I have been under the weather for a few days PLUS we're in the middle of production for a series of wellness movies that will be included on the DVD extras released in March by Gaiam. Needless to say, life hasn't really slowed down for me, soon very soon I keep telling myself. But that's not the point, the point is I JUST LIVE FOR YOU ALL AND THIS RIGHTEOUS BLOG PARTY! I stepped away for 2 days BAM! gazillions of helpful responses on the make-up post. I learned so much AND am so happy to see ya'll socializing! I promise the forum will be up soon and that we will create a crazy sexy support group model that you can bring to your community. Your health is my mission. Rock on chiquitas!
Now for some supplement 101. I can't say I am the most knowledgable about this but I do know a few things and want to open the conversation. When I was first diagnosed I took a lot of supplements, herbs, tonics, potions - you name it, I poured it down my throat. Now I only take a few, although I am open to taking more. However, I do believe that supplements are just that, a supplement to our diets, and not the main course. Too many folks think they can run their bodies into the dumpster and patch it up with a One A Day. Nope. You must, must, must get the majority of your vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and ENZYMES from your food. Real, whole food. Live, raw, yummy food. That said, these are difficult times, the environment is full of toxins, our water is polluted, air too. Much of our food is void of the 'umph it used to have back in the good ole days. Plus, if you're a canSer cowgirl you've got a depressed immune system that needs a little more huggin' and lovin'. So long story short... pop some pills!
My suggestion is to find a naturopath in your town who can evaluate your specific needs and prescribe the right combination of supplements for your body. Nothing worse than taking a shot in the dark with the gazillion recommendations out there.
To get you started, here's a tiny list of great products that will put you on the right path. They are basic tools good for all tool boxes. PS. I will have links to most of these products through "good stuff" on the csc site by the end of the week. If YOU have any suggestions please post!
Digestive Enzymes - I use the ones from the Hippocrates Health Institute. I think they are the best on the market.
Omega 3 - Life's DHA brand, awesome, Dr. Mehmet Oz gave me a sample and I love it.
E3 Live - (aka algae) this stuff is amazing, great for brain function and body repair, boosts immune system and oxygenates and cleanses the blood. Read about it. I love love love it!
Chlorella -also a great to detox and cleanse the blood, especially after a scan or radiation or dental work. I loaded up on it when I got my mercury fillings removed. It's also a wonderful source of chlorophyll.
Multivitamin - whole food source only ladies and gents, I take Women's One Daily by Daily Foods (I get it at Wholefoods)
Probiotics - Gotta keep the good guys in the gut for overall colon function and health. I am still looking for the best though. chatting with a great company and should have more info in the next day or so. I only want to bring you the tip top best! I hear Pro B8 is good, so is Jarrow Formulas (which is what I use now and the trains keep running on time so to speak. LOL!
Aloe - I use Aloe Life (orange papaya flavor). I put it in my purified water everyday for my digestive system as I tend to get constipated and a toxic colon is bad (stinky) news. The flavor is great and actually makes me drink more water. Win win!
B-12 - since I'm a veg head this is the one must have that is hard to get from the diet.
You may need others, this is my paired down list. Please look into "super foods" and green powders, they contain powerful kick ass nutrients! I particularly like Green Vibrance which you can also find at Whole Foods (maybe Whole Foods should sponsor this blog! Don't ya think? We recommend the store enough! Free products please!) I have also taken a product called Ambrotose sold by distributors of Mannatech, which is said to help your immune system. Recently I started taking Natural pH Body Harmonizer by a company called Quintessence (you can order in the "Good Stuff" area of the CSC site). I really like it and have noticed a difference in my energy. You might also look into a product called Cell Food. I took it for a while and felt great, this product literally oxygenate your cells! Which reminds me, I gotta get some more. :)
Run these by your doctor or naturopath if you have any questions or concerns. Remember, I'm not a MD, but these things have made a differnece in my life so I'm just gonna share with my peeps!
PS. There were so many great make-up tips and suggestions. Do you want me to do another post with a recap for everyone?
PSS. Now that I'm back I will dig into the Juicer contest! I actually made a mistake about Vitamix- they aren't giving any away but we're gonna ask them again and see if we can get Breville to encourage them to be cool and great and help folks who just need a little encouragement to upgrade their lifestyles! Maybe this squeaky wheel will get the oil for ya. Big xo's....
Peace & vegs!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Today’s blog is inspired by our posse gal Beth. She asked if I could blog about beauty products, good thinking love! In my on going effort to educate people about healthier lifestyle choices, it’s important to tackle a small thing that can make a big impact on our overall health, our little ole make-up bags! Do you really know what's in the products you put on your skin? Many dangerous chemicals and toxins lurk in our beauty products. Being a detective starts with your diet but it certainly doesn't end there.
Check this out, the largest organ in our body is our skin. What you put on your body, you literally absorb. So if you wouldn’t drink a bottle of Jergens, then don’t put it on your body because your skin literally drinks it in. A better choice and one I use daily would be coconut oil, so luxurious! Here's some food for thought, the average consumer babe uses between 15-25 personal care products per day! Many of those products contain hundreds of dangerous synthetic chemical compounds. Chemicals like parabens, which are synthetic preservatives found in shampoos, make-up foundations, shaving gels and even food, have a chemical structure similar to estrogen which interferes with production of the body’s natural hormones and more importantly, containing potential links to cancer.
Unlike (most of the) food and drugs we ingest, the cosmetic industry requires NO pre-market safety tests, monitoring, or labeling. That’s right, due to gaping loopholes in federal law, companies can put virtually ANY ingredient into personal care products. The European Union has made major advances in the regulation of cosmetics in the past several years and has banned the use of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction in cosmetic products. Unfortunately, the US hasn’t yet followed in these footsteps! With statistics like 1/3 of all men and half of all women will have cancer by 2050, it’s important to investigate how exposures in our daily lives increase the risk of cancer.
Not everyone can roll out of bed ready for their close up, but your daily make-up routine can expose you to more chemicals than a toxic dumpsite. I'm not saying you have to go au natural, heck no! Instead, opt for natural products derived from plants and minerals.
There are hundreds of natural products out there to try. Here are a few my favorites to get ya started.
Peace Keeper - lip paint, gloss and polish!
Lavera Mascara – no parabens, made using rose and jojoba. YUM.
Jurlique - makes great face moisturizer and other products, so does Dr. Haushka.
Grateful Body - Skin and body Care
Simply Divine - great line of body care products.
Buddha Nose - love the lip balm and other goodies.
Farmaesthetics - luxurious!
Bee Yummy Skin Food (live-live.com)
Care by Stella McCartney
No Miss Nail Care
Almost Natural Nail Polish Remover
Burt’s Bees. I love Burt’s especially the Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranite oil.
Glo Minerals (sold at Whole Foods) they make a great base and concealer.
Zia and Larenim (mineral spelled backwards) make great powders.
One of the best places to browse natural cosmetics is Whole Body at Whole Foods. Next time you are nearby try stuff on and play! You’re skin, organs and body will be glad you did! Making a commitment to find the healthiest products for your body impacts many different areas. Natural products are better for the planet as well as your skin. Plus natural products aren't tested on our animal pals either. Pooches, bunnies and other loving critters will thank you too!
For more information check out the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics they work to protect and educate consumers on personal care products.
AND tell us some of your favorite natural products! I'll post a big list in a day or so.
Peace, veggies and healthy (but DAZZLING) lipstick!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Here's a pix of me and Dr. OZ swilling our favorite liquid sunshine. The dashing doctor brought me a sample of his morning green elixir and it was delicious - now that's my kind of house call! Hey, have you seen the GOOD STUFF section on the website? Remember, I just got 10 free juicers for you (well they are not here yet) and I need to give them away! Write me a brief (2 paragraph at most story) with your commitment juicing and your promise that it won't just gather dust and send your note to email@example.com. We'll pick the folks we hope are the most committed. Sorry I don't have more - I will in the future! Vita Mix has offered free shipping for people who by through our site. Every little but helps!
Basic AM blend (Mmmm, sounds like coffee - nope!)
celery (2-3 stalks)
sweet pea sprouts (huge hand full)
*note: this is enough for 2 people.
handful of spinach
green apple (less sugar)
2-3 scoops of stevia
1 scoop of Green Vibrance (green powder)
1 scoop of hemp powder (hemp is very high in protein)
*Add Frontier brand flavored drops if you like, no alcohol and lots of different tastes - like coconut.
Speaking of coconut, if you can use coconut water instead of filtered water even better - remember you need young thai coconut, they are big and white and you can find them in chinese markets and whole foods.
Apple Sprout Smoothie
2 cups Green Apple
2 tbs coconut oil (also known as butter, my favorite brand is Nutiva).
2 cups sprouts
Remember if you can't find organic or if it's just too darn expensive support your local farmers market. Also, check out the post about organic food a few days ago, if you buy conventional just try and stay away from the fruit/vegs that are the most sprayed. Just peel the other less toxic fruits and veggies on the list. It's a great list, print it and put it on your fridge! Once again, here is the link http://www.foodnews.org/walletguide.php
PS. I'll link to Green Vibrance, Nutiva and the Hemp Protein on the Good Stuff section of the site so you don't get confused.
Peace and veggies!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Just a little reminder...this is probably your last chance to see the show before it's out on DVD next year. So if you're around and in a crazy sexy survivor mood, check it out. TLC will be showing it at 8 & 11 pm. Enjoy!
PS. I figured out how to post pix! Look out. These were taken by my cool pal George Lange when I visited him a few weeks ago. Just goofing around and poking fun at the little c.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
First of all I was so moved (once again) by your gracious emails and blog posts yesterday. Thank you friends. I have to say I was pretty scared to do that show, as you know it was intense and I had no idea how it would turn out. In the end, I am VERY proud. Meeting Randy was one of the best moments in my life. He is so generous to have let us glimpsed his important life.
Let's all do our best to remember the pearls he shared. Let your kids paint on the walls, and while they are at it, paint too.
I gotta say, I get so excited when I see how willing and how curious you all are. Stay curious, be your own detectives and advocates. Life is too short to get lost in the small mind. We ALL need to return to the house of health in some way. What is your way? What do you need to do to live a life free of inner and outer pain? And if you know, why aren't you doing it? For me, the first thing that leaps to my throat is usually the right anwer. I know what I need to do to stay strong and healthy because I plan on checking out a half a click past 90 (like my wicked cool granma did). Luckily, my oncologist agrees that that's a good number for me (he better, I got us backstage passes for Springsteen in November)! LOL
So once again, what is your thing? Do it now. Life will never wait for you and if you think it will you will wake up pretty disappointed one day. Though we've been chatting an awful lot about diet this past week, diet is only one spoke in your wheel. You can put 100% living and organic food into a deeply depressed body and see no results. For me, when I'm off in either my mind or my spirit my body takes a hit. I feel weak or I get injuries. It usually means that I am holding onto something stubbornly. Let go Kris. Let go.
Planting good thoughts, healing prayers and self honoring intensions for each of you...
Ps. Have you seen the AWESOME "Good Stuff" section of the website? Check it out! So many cool people have donated things for you and there is lots more coming. Jackies hats are in too! Next stop: THE FORUM! Yes, within the next week or so ya'll will be able to chat with each other too. Just don't forget little ole me out here on the blog. Have a sunny and VIBRANT day inside and out.
Friday, October 19, 2007
I have been soooo patient but now that the word is out - by the Queen herself - it's safe for me to spill the (sprouted) beans. I will be on Oprah this Monday the 22nd. Please tune in if you can. It was one of the wildest experiences of my life, out-of-body to be exact. Also on the show is the VERY wise and inspirational professor Randy Pausch and the AWESOME Dr. Mehmet Oz. Randy is a teacher, and I mean that in a very spiritual way. As I said, he is a professor but his knowledge runs to the central vein of the human spirit. Listen to him, he may not be with us long.....
It is intense, so be prepared, move through the hard stuff and see that this is all just life stuff and sometimes it is messy and sad but O the nuggets. You've heard me say it before, life is a terminal condition - we just know a little bit more than most. We, being canSer babes and chaps OR anyone struggling - Ok ALL of us!
This show is about living FULLY. I hope you are inspired. I have no idea what I said, hopefully I wasn't Bambie in the headlights! My recollections come in waves and so far my memories haven't made me cringe! Mehmet RULES, end of story. He is a juice lover too and such a cool doctor, ya don't find many as open and knowledgeable about holistic health. He is a great resource for us all. Also lady O hugs like no other. She hugs like she means it. WE ALL SHOULD. She really connects, with pure power, whoop ass, compassion and MOTHER. I melted into her dress and didn't want to leave.
Thanks so much to all of you that post on this blog regularly. You are the bedrock of this growing CSC revolution. To be honest, you keep me going and grounded. Prayer beads and tiaras to that!
Guess what? The kick ass resource page will be ready this weekend (with product links too!) and my web designer informed me yesterday that we should have the forum up and running within a few weeks! Oh yeah, oh yeah!
Peace & Veggies loves,
PS. Because of Oprah, TLC has moved the air date to this WEDNESDAY - 10/24 - NOT halloween. It will NOT air on spookie ghost day! Mark your calendars and spread the word.
PSS. I use to write in my journal on a regular basis about appearing on this show. Manifest your dreams women and men, everything is possible. Intention is a ball of white fire lotus love! It is just waiting for you and it really wants to say YES. xo
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Calling all Crazy Sexies!
Let's put this bitch to bed once and for all. WHAT IS THE EASIEST JUICER TO CLEAN? Forget about what all the raw foodists say, forget about centrifugal force or slow grind. We NEED to juice and if the machine is too hard to clean, it collects dust! Be honest. We're busy and forgive me, LAZY. There is always time for you but we've been domesticated to throw ourselves under a bus in this country. Believe me, I'm no better, more about that in the next blog. GULP.
The top o' the line juicers are costly, sorta like the down payment on a prius. Sooooo let's do a study! Will you help me? Go to TARGET and buy a juicer. COME ON! Do it. Take your tushie to target (or linens and things etc). Be a detective. If you like it keep it, if you don't, rent it! Renting is what I do with clothes sometimes. Naughty but true, tape the tags down and strut that dress (carefully) then return it the next day. Why not? Stylists do it for Supermodels. We're no different than Heidi Klum!
Email me your data and we'll start a liquid revolution.
Right now I am using the Green Star (it does LOTS of other things too but it has many pieces to put together and wash) and I also use the Breville (I thought it sucked, why is everyone talking about this? Then hubby realized ours was busted - aha! I'll give it another chance when I return it). 3 is a charm, I have a cheap old one too with no name. Very good but not sure there isn't a better one.
Make millions and someone invent one!
Onto another topic, blenders. My friends, the vitamix rules and it is expensive but worth it! As I said in the film, it is the cadillac of blenders....
The resources page will be up this weekend! It will have links to lots of my favorite products. If we're gonna rebuild a gorgeous temple house (our bods) WE NEED SOME DAMN TOOLS!
Peace & juicers,
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Righteous Cowgirls and Chaps,
I found this handy little chart online - you can print it out and put it on your fridge. They rank produce for pesticide content. If you find yourself confounded by the organic question, this is a good guide to make life easier: apparently, you can lower your pesticide exposure by 90% just by buying organic for the 12 worst on the list! We're all trying to save some cashola so this is a good little diddy.
I try and rationalize my OUTRAGEOUS grocery bill by reminding myself that my medicine cabinet is empty. That's me and ya'll know my sitch. Do what you can and do not stress. Peel your food in some cases, but the best option is to eat a varied diet and buy organic - when possible. Remember, all this stuff can make ya a little fruity. Change one thing at a time and for heaven's sake try not to get too stressed out. Stress makes me cranky.
For a full list, go to: http://www.foodnews.org/walletguide.php
More about blenders, juicers and some (low sugar recipes in a wee bit...)
Back to work!
Peace and Veggies,
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I AM SO EXCITED I CAN'T STAND IT! Thanks for all your questions. Remember, I am not a doctor or a scientist but I am a patient and a survivor and today I feel great! I still have canSer but the laundry list of other ailments are GONE. If you have concerns check with your doctor or better yet, a nutritionist or naturopath. Don't expect your surgeon to know all the latest stats on your chow. In fact, sadly, many doctors believe that if they didn't learn it in med school it ain't important. That's not their fault, it's just the way it is. Doctors get ZERO nutrition in med school. Let me make something else clear, I am not about separating East and West. I adore my doctor and I believe in my integrative path. If there was a treatment for me (which there isn't, I take no medicine) I would do it. You've all heard me say this before, whether it's the nature of my disease or the nature of my choices, what difference does it make? I feel better, healthier and empowered! So love your doctor and love your healer. There is so much to learn. Don't fret, make it exciting and be patient loves.
I cut and paste most of your questions. If I missed one. Post again. Don't take my word as GOD (or Goddess) these are just my educated opinions and this is what helps ME. Here we go!!!!!!!!!
I can't seem to find fresh wheat grass in my area however at the local health food store, they have frozen wheat grass in cubes...is this better then no wheat grass at all? Sure, it's better but you can also grow your own. It is very easy! Go to www.hippocratesgreenhouse.com and you'll learn how. Email Michael (the best wheat grass grower in the country_ he'll give you the 411. xo
You recommended a book to me, "The Raw Foods Detox Diet" by Natalia Rose. Do you know of another food-combining book that's in-the-know out here called "The Body Ecology Diet" by Donna Gates? Not sure about Donna's book, I will look into it. Natalia and I are very much in sink and her book is easy breezy. I LOVE IT. Also, the pioneers of this whole movement are the folks who wrote "Fit for Life". Great book. The pH Miracle by Robert Young. Anything written by Brian Clement is awesome. He is my teacher- Natalia was too. Get his book "Living Foods for Optimum Health". xo
In your holistic travels, have you come across any non-toxic hair coloring products or proceedures? How can we do blond in a healthy, non-toxic way? Girrrl, I wish! Does someone else know? That's one way I still pollute myself. I have heard of some products but never tried them out. Now I try to do it less - like twice a year instead of 4 times! Whenever I take in toxins I sauna. xo
1). Do you eat any of the frozen soy products such as morningstar or bocca burgers? I eat very little Soy, small amounts of tofu and or tempeh. Soy is still acidic. Boca burgers - vegan only. I also make sure the majority of my food is 80/20. So 80% of my plate is salad, 20% cooked and it is always properly food combined.
2). Do you take a multi-vitamin? Yes. Please only take vitamins that come from wholefoods, synthetic vitamins are toxic.
3). Do you excersise in the morning or evening? Does it include yoga, walking, weight training? Yes, yes and yes. I exercise 5 days a week and morning is best for me.
4). Can you share what a typical day of eating would look like? (ie: breakfast = banana & smoothie with kale, broccoli, etc). SEE BELOW. Although my smoothie would be cuke, banana, sprouts, avocado, spinach, stevia, ice, cocnut water, and cinnamon. YUM! I'm making that when I finish this post.
5). Do you ever drink red wine? Occasionally, but wine is VERY acidic and the key to vibrant health is an alkaline diet. xo
How do you maintain your diet when you are traveling, going out to eat, going to dinner at a friends, etc? It's easy. I find a juice bar wherever I go. I juice in the morning, that's my breakfast and it works for me. Or I make smoothies. Then I eat 80/20. You can find a salad and a side dish anywhere. Flip the portions. Salad biggest, sausage smallest. xo
Do you cut the wheat grass off at the dirt line (which is what it looks like you're doing in the film)? Yes, cut at dirt line. The white part is very POWERFUL. Email Hippocrates. The email and info for Michael is above. xo
Do you test your pH everyday with pH strips for urine or saliva? Can any doctor look at your blood for acidity/alkalinity?
Yes, I check my pH with strips. Urine is the test I use and it is just a barometer. Our bodies change all the time, but at least I have a direction of where it is or where it is going. 7.365 is optimum so I know where I am and where I need to be. You will always be slightly more acidic in the morning. The only blood test that reveals the quality of blood and terrain is dark field microscopy OR what they call Live Blood Analysis. Western doctors do not use this method. I have had it done at The Tree of Life in Arizona, with Dr. Young in San Diego, at my home away from home- Hippocrates. Go to your local healthfood store and ask around. Here's the deal, you will notice how good you feel when you are alkaline, that should be your gage. When I am alkaline I don't get colds. xo
What exactly did ur fast and diet consist of?
I am not advocating that you all fast, in fact if you do fast it is important to do enemas AND/OR colonics too (in my humble opinion). If you want to fast, FAST WITH NOURISHMENT. Water fasts with sugar and cayenne (some of you know what I am talking about) are nuts to me! When I fast now (like what I did after my tour) I do it for like 3 days (over a weekend) and I juice, make green smoothies, and puree veggies into soups. I use avocados for good fats etc. Basically, I still get top quality nutrients, I just let my digestive system get a break. xo
Can one eat raw without doing the juicing? If I were to do the frozen wheat grass along with a fruit in the morning and then do raw throughout the day and maybe some chicken for dinner, would this get me by or does juicing have to be part of it? Jucing is best. Why frozen wheat grass. How about a green drink instead. Juice cukes, sweet pea or sunflower sprouts, celery or anything green. Juice moves mountains. Tell me why you don't want to. xo
I've been doing some reading about water, pH, electrolytes etc of the various bottled brands. I am wondering what your thoughts are on nitrates, phosphates and silica? Beth, I will look into this for you. In ALL my research I have not found this to be a problem. I highly recommend everyone has a water filter. I just bought a regenerator that raises the alkalinity as well, will let ya'll know how I like it. xo
One thing that I think you should make clear though: raw foods are bad if you're having chemo. Foods need to be well cooked when you have an impaired immune system! NO NO NO! Sorry, but this gets me coo coo. As my pal Beth said, foods need to be organic (as much as possible) and well-washed when you have an impaired immune system, or just don't eat the outer skin. Don't believe the hype!! Eat your veggies! This is the biggest myth going. You can also buy food grade hydrogen peroxide to wash the veggies. I spoke to a highly respected oncologist heavy weight (who new a heck of a lot about nutrition - how refreshings!) recently and he agrees. I asked him to post and he well. Get this, cooked hospital food has tons of bacteria! He knows because he tested it! xo
What would typical day diet be with the raw /processed food if you do not mind me asking. NO processed food love. I do 80/20. You don't need to feel deprived. You should eat! Good fats, olive oil, avocados, nuts (like almonds - very alkalizing), fish (if you like). I do raw till noon (juices, smoothies, low sugar fruit if I'm hungry). Then I have a big salad and a cooked side. I do this for lunch and for dinner. What are some average sides for me?
Avocado sandwich on sprouted grain bread.
Millet, Tempeh, Quinoa, Soups, Lentils, Chick peas, The list is long.... Just proper food combine. I never feel deprived and I do not eat like a rabbit! I love chow! xo
Hope this helps!!!!!
Peace and Veggies!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Hi Crazy Sexy Cherished Friends!
Last night was the first Crazy Sexy Bootcamp at the New York Open Center and it ROCKED like Springsteen! I'll be blogging all week about the nuggets of the night - boundaries, breath, nutrition, CanSer Posses, Survivorship, creating your own Save My Ass Tech. Inc, and more tips for headbutting fear. So let's dive in nude!
Let Desperation lead to Inspiration and Education……
Unravel these ideas in this mantra in order to make a kick ass healing game plan. You don’t have to be a canSer patient (spelled wrong to annoy it) to benefit from this mini advice-from-the-trenches. This is about life and LIFE is a frickin’ Juggernaut of Gorgeous, Staggering, Messy, Brilliant, YES, NO, Holy Cow, Holy Shit, champagne supernova, love, loss and learning. The only thing you have to bring to this experience is the willingness to be FEARLESS…
Fantabulous Tip O' The Day:
Eat your Veggies and Shake Your Ass Rock Star!
No one knows more about you than you. Create your Owners Manual. Check in daily. Do a body scan and make adjustments accordingly. We need to be our own medical, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual advocates. Your body IS a temple and your mouth is the ALTAR. When we tune in to the temple we can access our own inner pharmaceutical lab. We can move the Rocky Mountains!
This is what helps me, I am vegan and I follow a mostly raw foods diet. Since I changed the way I eat I have seen big changes in my overall health. Even though I still have a completely stable canSer, I feel awesome! But it’s important to do your homework and understand how to eat this way. You can be what I call a “muffin vegetarian” and feel pretty tired and lousy. In my experience, a vibrant and effective vegan or vegetarian diet means that the majority of your food source comes from veggies! If you don't want to veg head (although veggies are tres sexy) can you cut back on the chops and properly food combine for better digestion? Can ya eat smaller portions of elbows and tushies and surround your plate with greens for more alkalinity? Um, yes. There is always, always a way to participate Yo!
Here’s a little science: the body maintains a delicate PH balance. Basically, by eating a more alkaline diet (leafy greens, veggies, fruits and juicing) as opposed to an acidic diet (high in animal products, processed foods and starch) we flood our bodies with chlorophyll, oxygen, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. As the Nobel Prize winning genius Dr. Otto Warburg said, no disease can live in an oxygen-rich environment. Now that’s food for thought! Junk goes in and junk comes out. If it’s invented in a laboratory it will take a laboratory to digest it! If it has a shelf life longer than yours, DON'T eat it!
1. Get back to nature and back to the garden.
2. Shake your booty.
3. Eat the right alkaline foods that supply your body with oxygen and enzymes.
4. Drink pure water.
5. Give your colon a regular spring cleaning.
6. Keep the stress level down and the joy factor up.
7. Snooze. Snooze. Snooze.
Now get outside Angel Head a Go-Go! Walk or trott. Start the engines running on that juicer! If you don't have a juicer get your cute butt to Target or your local go-to chain and swipe the card! Stack the odds in your favor loves. We all can make a difference in our inner and outer worlds. I'm off to make my green drink (cukes, celery, kale, sweet pea sprouts- anything GREEN).
Peace and veggies!
PS. Post any questions on nutrition ya want. If I don't know how to answer them I'll ask my kick butt chow guru mentors. Let's figure this bee-atch out! SMOOCH!
Monday, October 1, 2007
So before I blog about how successful the tour was, how GREAT it was to meet so many canSer peeps, and how THANKFUL I am to finally be home, I wanted to let ya'll know that YOU DID IT! The film will be airing again on Discovery Health, Oct 8th and 14th, check out the link below for times. Crazy Sexy will also be airing again on TLC at the end of the month, no date confirmed yet so stay tuned and thank you all for sending letters and/or psychic messages to the network. They finally wised up and listened!
I have more REALLY exciting news that I'm exploding to tell you but I have to wait a few more days just to be sure. Plus I don't want to jinx it. But it's BIG. he he he....
Also, if you're in the NYC area come visit me at the NY Open Center on Oct. 12th. I'll be doing a screening, signing and a big ole chat. We'll pow wow, share stories, do a mini how-do-I-survive-this-bullshit bootcamp, a little creative exercise, giggle and maybe even shed one or two eyeball water droplets.
I think I need a few months to digest and process my life changing book tour rodeo. It was kick tail. Right now I'm just thrilled to be in sweat pants, listening to my cat snore and feeling the cool autumn air pouring in through my office window. The leaves are already turning in my little town of Woodstock, NY. Yet another example of the circle of life (like we need a reminder!).
Off to buy cucumbers for juice. How are you guys???