What Does “Holistic Health” Mean, Anyway?!

What Does “Holistic Health” Mean, Anyway?!

“Find joy in taking care of yourself… Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

In a recent interview by Chelsea Cooper of Lean Body Fit Camp here in Long Beach, CA, I was asked about the basics of holistic living and weight loss.  More and more individuals are becoming aware of the mind-body-spirit connection (yay!) with all of our interconnected parts, and are now seeking products and activities to participate in that make them feel good all over – Chelsea’s clients are no exception, and have been interested in learning more about what they can do to naturally achieve greater health.

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Blueberry Almond Detox Salad

Blueberry Almond Detox Salad

After a hike, yoga, or sweat session, my body usually craves a plate full of goodness, like my super healthy and delicious Blueberry Almond Detox Salad.  With kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, blueberries, nuts, seeds, and light dressing, this super food salad packs quite a nutritional punch!

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Mindful Eating for Optimal Digestion and Wellness

Mindful Eating for Optimal Digestion and Wellness

Did you know that your environment, stress levels, mood, and even who’s around while you’re eating can affect your digestion?  In Ayurveda (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge – the traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing), there is a traditional saying that states that when your agni, or “digestive fire” is strong, you can turn poison into nectar,

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Antioxidant Boosting Turmeric Mango Smoothie

Antioxidant Boosting Turmeric Mango Smoothie

Related to ginger, turmeric is most well known as a spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Aside from that, turmeric has been used for thousands of years for its extraordinary healing benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral activities.  It aids the stomach, boosts liver detox, provides relief for rheumatoid arthritis, helps cystic fibrosis sufferers and has even been used in treating depression.  What can I say… this superfood spice is

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Spring Fruits Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Spring Fruits Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

It’s still late Winter, but I’m seeing sign of Spring everywhere!  Flowers are starting to bloom, and colorful fruits and berries are making their debut for the year, in farmers markets.  With all of the amazing fruits that the upcoming season brings, what better way to add some color and vibrancy to your diet than with a fresh salad?  Here, I’ve combined

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