All Natural Deodorant

All natural deodorants is something I wanted to address in the post because many of us put toxins on our body every day and don’t think about it.  A question that came up inspired by the video I posted where I talk about Detoxifying your Bathroom (shown below). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY-VZ7Y4xN4 A friend of mine asked, what all natural deodorants do you use and do they work?  I thought that was an interesting question, ‘do they work?’  It’s a great question and one we should ask...
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How to detox your body and bathroom

We often think about toxins we’re putting in our body but how often do we think about toxins we put on our body?  Most of us know our skin is our biggest organ but did you know we can absorb chemicals through our skin faster than by consuming them from food?   There are tons of chemical in conventional cosmetics, which include everything from toothpaste to deodorant.  Just as the food industry is based around mass production and sales, the cosmetic industry is no different.  Not only do we ...
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How to Detox your Body – Processed Foods

How to detoxify yourself through processed foods is a topic I wanted to cover because prevention is something I often talk about.  Our society is so wrapped around the mind set of ‘treating’ that I think we lose out by not looking for ways to prevent.   As a fitness instructor, nutrition advocate and health enthusiast I’m often confronted after someone’s been diagnosed with something.  Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, you name it; the first thing I think when someone says “I...
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The End of Book Stores?

I run into many different types of people during my adventures with whatever project I'm up to, in this case in particular more directly those that start a detox or a cleanse. First of all it’s important to note that when perusing the contents of Detoxify Yourself it could look slightly daunting when you get to the meal section and you see 6 meals in a day.  Yes we’ve all heard this before; many people know what to do others have just heard you’re supposed to eat small meals throughout the day....
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Benefits of a Foam Roller

There are so many benefits of a foam roller, in fact I believe in them so much I feel everyone should have one and use it at least 3 times a week if not more, depending on how active you are. In this post I'm going to talk about prevention, how to stay injury free, how to use a foam roller, the easy and convenience of using your foam roller as a prop and how to get a great full body workout in! Convenience of a foam roller  It can be difficult to get to the gym, we all know what it's li...
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Stay Hydrated to Reduce Stress

stay hydrated to reduce stress
Let's talk about how to stay hydrated to reduce stress because if we want to get into optimal health flush out toxins and reduce the stress put on our body on a regular basis we need to stay hydrated. We've got a couple video clips in this post to help you better understand the importance of hydration. We took these clips from the D&D Morning show that we thought you'd enjoy. Clearly, Dorothy and I are enjoying ourselves and we hope you enjoy as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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What is Your Normal?

What is Your Normal
Everyone has a different normal correct? For one person having $5000 in the bank is normal, to another that $5000 would mean their life is in jeopardy and maybe they just lost a whole lot of money. It would likely be fair to say, $100,000 in the bank for that individual would be their ‘normal’. Some sleep for 4-6 hours a night, this is normal. Someone that has a normal of 7-8 hour a night wouldn’t be able to function properly (at the very least not optimally) with only 4-6 hours of sleep. ...
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The Stress of a homeless mind

the stress of a homeless mind
I want to share this story with you. When I think about how this experience went, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around what actually happened. While walking down the street I hear this noise coming out of a homeless man’s mouth that I couldn’t possibly replicate through words on a page or come close to in my own voice. It was the sound of a loud, near obnoxious laugh, cackle and scream. Now the noise is extended, as soon as it began I turn my head, as the stranger isn’t far from me. I c...
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Soup Kitchen Experience

soup kitchen experience
Recently I had the opportunity to help out at a soup kitchen. I’ve always wanted to do this but I'm not sure why. I've always made excuses why I ‘couldn’t’. No time, too far, not sure where, how, what, etc. We could talk ourselves out of just about anything.   Given that I ran out of excuses and there was no good reason I could talk myself out of it, I had a conversation with the individual that runs the kitchen and talked myself into a job…at least for a few hours :).   Now, would you belie...
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Stress Around Giving 

stress around giving
There is so much stress around giving at this time year. How much do you spend, what would someone like, where to find it, will they use it, appreciate it, the list never ends. I suppose I’m thinking, if you really want to make someone happy, if you want to give them a gift they’ll really like and appreciate. Course you could go to any box store, buy an expensive gift and depending on the price, see a big smile across their face. Personally I try to give more thoughtful gifts. Gifts that t...
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