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7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but it is preventable and controllable.  Many lifestyle-related factors are known to have a direct impact on cardiovascular health.   To celebrate American Heart Month this February, take the following steps which are an important foundation to an integrative approach to heart health.

1)      Eat a diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, lean sources of protein, and healthy fats such as from nuts, seeds, and cold-water f…

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Food and Nutrients for Detoxification

When supporting detoxification, consume warm, freshly cooked whole foods that are light, simple and easy to digest.  Include fresh, organic vegetables (particularly dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables), sweet, juicy fruits, whole grains, and easily digested proteins (mung dhal, lentil soup).  Use spices and herbs (ginger, pepper, coriander, turmeric, fennel, fenugreek) to enhance digestion. Make sure to include plenty of water, particularly warm or hot water to encourage the system to f…

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Cautions on Fasting



•Fat loss can trigger release of fat-bound toxins in the bloodstream, so it is important to clean and detox first before a weight loss/fat loss program.

•Detoxification processes require essential nutrients, vitamins and proteins, make sure you are adequately nourished before undergoing a fast.

•Ensure adequate hydration

•Ensure daily bowel movements

•Beware of juice fasts with hidden fruit juices as fructose puts strain on the liver

•Not everyone can do every type of diet.  Listen to your body.

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