Sunday, February 19, 2012

Announcing a Spring Juice Cleanse!

Next Juice Cleanse is March 17th-21st! 
Get the Glow, Sign Up today!

Juice fasting is a multidimensional experience in which total body transformation occurs. There are a wide range of metabolic changes and experiences. The blood and lymph are detoxified. When juice fasting, the release of toxins from the colon, kidneys, bladder, lungs, sinuses, and skin clears out complications that have arisen from a bad diet and unhealthy lifestyle. The benefits of following a juice fast include heightened spiritual awareness and relaxation of the body, mind, and emotions. Many people feel a sense of letting go of pain from the past and developing a positive attitude towards the present. During juice fasting, the body is able to clean out its system because it is not expending energy towards the digestive organs. Raw juices contain certain natural medicines, vegetal hormones and antibiotics. Do your body a favor and sign up today!
Save $20 if you sign up before March 10th!
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A juice feasting adventure will give your body a break from caffeine, sugar, wheat, dairy, and alcohol so that you may establish new, healthier habits, renew your energy and detox your body. A feast includes freshly prepared juices, coconut water and supplements. Also included is a sole bath mixture, supplies for a liver/gallbladder flush, enema bag, body brush, personal notebook with handouts, daily support class where we stretch, meditate, explore natural beauty, healthy eating, and balance harmony within ourselves.  Guided Juice Cleanse March 17-23.   During this time we will have daily support classes everyday at noon to enhance your experience.    If you cannot make daily classes, no worries, you may choose to come and pick up your juices anytime after 12pm.   Participants, please let me know exactly what you do (or do not) want included in your package and if you have any food allergies or aversions to foods so that juices may be tailored to your individual needs. Please inform me of any particular issues you struggle with and I will add personal information to your notebook addressing any concerns (i.e. thyroid issues, cancer, metabolic imbalance, osteoporosis, arthritis, candida, ect...)
For a first time faster, the total juice fast experience is $472.   
***You may choose strictly juices and a few supplements to fit your needs and budget. The cost of juices will be $180 for the first time fasters and $150 for people who have fasted with Michelle before.   
*Juices are for the week of March 17-23. (This includes three fresh juices per day and one coconut water)    
*It is not recommended for people who have metabolic imbalances to use coconut water. (If you do not need coconut water subtract $25).   
*You may choose to add an extra juice per day to your fast to make your experience a juice feast for $35.
*If you sign up After March 10th, there will be a $20 price increase.
Price Breakdown 
Vitamineral Green™ $20
Vitamineral Earth $20
E3 Live™ Enzyme Powder $20
Thyroid Nascent Iodine $35
Natural Cellular Defense™ - Liquid Zeolite $40 (Reg $58)
Liver-ND™ - $30
Premier Cleansing Formula $30
Body Brush $9
Beautifying Facial Brush $5
Tongue Scraper $7
Sole Bath (adds 3 days of detoxification) $10
Enema Kit $10
Triphala for after the fast $16
Premier Probiotics (dairy-free) for after the fast $40

Recommended Products
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Vitamineral™ Green-- Nutritionally supports Blood Sugar, Detoxification, The Immune System, Liver, Kidneys, Blood, Bones, Colon, Regularity, Circulation, and Longevity. This is you protein for the fast.

Vitamineral Earth™-- (Optional) Nutritionally supports blood sugar, colon, detoxification, the immune system, and Longevity. Balances the Yin and Yang with the Vitamineral Green.

E3 Enzymes Supreme™-- Enzymes are the 'spark of life'. This powder formula is a digestive and cleansing blend of plant-based enzymes and other plant-derived digestive aids. This formula consists of premium, full-spectrum, digestive enzymes with added nutritional co-factors optimized to work in wide pH variations throughout the entire digestive tract.  Without enzymes, our bodies do not properly break down food; therefore we do not absorb vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are the basis of health. Our immune system, bloodstream, liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas especially depend upon enzymes for proper digestive function. Without proper enzymes, our white blood cells try to perform the purpose of the enzymes, usually leaving one feeling tired after eating, and compromising the immune system. Enzymes are responsible for every biochemical reaction that occurs in living matter. All life depends on enzymes.

Nascent Iodine- This is the least toxic and least irritating of all iodine formulas available. Iodine is crucial for every hormone to function properly and for normal metabolism. Iodine deficiency is relatively common. Severe iodine deficiency often occurs in individuals who have thyroid disease and are hyperthyroid (an over active thyroid), or those who have a goiter from thyroid malfunction. Symptoms of iodine deficiency may include extreme fatigue, slowing of both physical and mental processes, weight gain, facial puffiness, constipation and lethargy. Iodine, because of it's role in the metabolism helps burn off excess fat, it is a germicidal and antiseptic for internal use, iodine aids in, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, helps heal gastro-intestinal and urinary disorders, malaria fever, various infectious diseases internal and external, arthritis and joint diseases, skin diseases, burns, abrasions, cuts and mouth diseases.  Wow!   

Natural Cellular Defense™-- Every cell in your body is under constant attack from toxins. Heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum and countless other toxins attack our body's defenses, depleting our reserves and causing us to age, get headaches, feel tired, get sick, etc. Natural Cellular Defense has been clinically formulated to help support a healthy immune system, remove heavy metals and toxins, and balance your body's pH levels. 

Liver-ND™ is a botanical formula that promotes optimal liver rejuvenation and cleansing, healthy bile flow, fat digestion, healthy cellular DNA, and healthy blood lipids. And since the liver and gallbladder are intimately connected, Liver-ND™ supports healthy gallbladder function too. 

Premier Cleansing Formula is a clinically-tested, whole body cleansing formula. It contains a complete, synergistic blend of grade 10, carefully harvested herbs from South America. Its unique carrier base, grade 10 psyllium husk powder, provides a gentle, soluble fiber that adds soft, almost fluffy bulk to stools. This helps clear out toxic colon pockets and move foul, stagnant waste matter from of the colon. In addition, its scrubbing action can help trap and pull away many years of encrusted toxic debris.   

Dry Skin Brush(s)-- It is well known that the skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for one-fourth of the body's detoxification each day, also making it, one of the most important elimination organs! When you dry skin brush, you help your lymph system to clean itself of the toxins, that collect in the lymph glands. You use a simple technique to improve the surface circulation on the skin and keep the pores of the skin open, encouraging your body's discharge of metabolic wastes, and resulting in an improved ability to combat bacteria, plus helping your skin to look and feel healthier and more resilient! Skin brushing is a perfect treatment for taking charge of your body and health.   

Tongue Scraper-- The ancient Ayurvedic healing philosophy of India has recommended tongue scraping for centuries as an aid to digestion and for the health of the teeth and the sinuses. When the salivary glands are cleaned, it activates them and enhances digestion (yes, digestion begins in the mouth as saliva mixes with food and begins to break it down). Tongue cleaning revitalizes the throat and keeps the sinuses cleaner by reducing bacteria that can travel into the respiratory system. Many people who have struggled with sinus infections, sore throats, throat infections*, and chronic bad breath, may find added relief through regular tongue scraping. Dentists are now recommending tongue cleaning to keep the mouth clean and reduce odor. They have learned that bad breath most often comes from bacteria on the tongue rather than from gum disease.   

Sole Bath- In contrast to a normal bath, in which moisture is extracted from the skin, a sole bath allows salt to be stored in the upper callous layer of the skin and binds water.  This maintains the natural, protective film of the skin, protecting it from drying out. This is the reason why sole baths are good for dry skin as well.  The cleansing effects of a 30-minute sole bath equal those of three days of fasting.  The toxins are released into the bath water through osmosis, while the minerals from the sole are absorbed through the skin.  Studies have shown that you can achieve the best results taking a sole bath during the change of the moon cycle.  The minerals and energies stored in the sole can optimally be absorbed during a full moon.  The body's healing potential is at its peak, bioenergetically weak points are harmonized, and the body's own energy flow is activated.  During a new moon, the cleansing effects are optimized because the body's capacity for detoxifying is at an optimum.  The bath will have a detoxifying effect similar to a three day fast.   

Triphala-- A must for easing back into food as it is used to rejuvenate the digestive system, support healthy liver function, support the immune system, support healthy inflammatory response and as a tonic for overall health. Nutrient-rich Triphala (or three fruits) regulates, strengthens, tones, and cleanses your digestive system without stripping or depleting your body of vital nutrients. One of the oldest and most renowned herbal formulas from the Vedic tradition, Triphala is a gentle, nourishing blend of three certified organic fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki. High in linoleic oil and vitamin C, non habit-forming and safe for people of all ages, our Ayurvedic Triphala formula's colon cleansing action supports healthy digestive and gastro intestinal function while strengthening nutritional assimilation.    

Premier Probiotic-- Full Spectrum, Beneficial Flora for Healthy Intestines Non-Dairy Base (milk-free), Probiotic Supplement. Premier's broad-spectrum, quantum-state, probiotic culture formula ("good bacteria") promotes healthy intestinal ecology with 12 different viable strains of beneficial flora to support all major groups of health-promoting intestinal bacteria.* The unique Japanese process uses 92 different natural herbs and barks, cultured for 5 years to produce healthy, mature flora and highly bioavailable nutrients. Quantum-Rx Probiotic Complex is certified as 6.5 times stronger than any other lactic acid bacteria.

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt

Cheers to your health!



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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oh, My! Pad Thai!

Apparently I have not been posting everything I actually write.
So although I meant to publish this long ago, its still here deliciously waiting for me to post.
Well, here you go, this is one of my favorites because anyone who knows me knows that I love almond butter and I also like my veggies saucy.
This is so easy to make and crazy good!
For the Sauce:
3/4 cup Almond Butter
1/2 cup coconut water or if you like it really creamy use 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut Milk (do not use coconut milk from a can it does not taste good in this recipe!)
3 TBS Tamari Sauce or Coconut Aminos
3 dates
Juice of one lime or grapefruit (depending on how much citrus you like)
Dash or two of cayenne

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend......
***If your sauce is too thick add more coconut water. If your sauce needs more salt add more tamari or coconut aminos. If you like it spicier add some fresh jalapeno (start with 1/4 teaspoon and add a little at a time so that you do not overdue it!) If you like it sweeter add more honey or dates..... delish!

Create noodles with spiralizer or by cutting them julienne. Carrots, zucchini, dikon radish, sprouts, and red pepper are all delicious in this dish. Place noodles on a bed of baby greens or torn up kale, cover in sauce and serve! For garnish you can use cherry or grape tomatoes, carrot slices, cilantro or even mint. Did I mention this dish is delicious?

We have to stop procrastinating, pretending that we have forever to do what we want to do and to be what we long to be. If we think that we want to become better and more loving human beings, we had better start moving in that direction right now. 
~Lama Surya Das

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You are thoughtful, amazing, wonderful and beautiful!
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

Michelle Berry-Shaffer

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Good Morning Chocolate Drink!

Hello Everyone! Hope you all have your new year off to a rocking good start! We just finished a week long juice fast and now feeling wonderful and fresh! In order to not fall back into the old habit of drinking coffee (yes, I admittedly get addicted o coffee very easily). I am having a Good Morning Cacao Drink! Its delicious, invigorating and it actually tasted Better than Coffee! 

Good Morning Cacao Pick Me Up:
Brew 1 cup of Yerba Mate (I use chocolate flavor)
1 frozen banana
1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao
3 leaves Romaine Lettuce
6 drops of Waiora AgariGold with H1X1
1/2 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend together in blender and serve!
So simple, yet oh, so good!

February 12, 2012 we are having a Cacao Party!
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In other news, a dear friend of mine who is a Naturopath is conducting a study:
You may qualify to participate in a four month master’s thesis study that will research the effects of a specific plant based diet on those who are depressed.  This study will be conducted by LeAnn Fritz, ND, CNHP.

Depression is effecting more and more Americans and at a younger age than ever before.  Depression effects ones health, relationships, career, family and every other area of life.

Why should you participate?
This findings of this study have the potential to help thousands of Americans (and eventually, those around the globe) who are currently suffering with depression.  There are many causes of depression.  This study will take a look at any type of depression and analyze the results of the program followed.

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me the courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. 

Love, peace and cacao!
Michelle Berry-Shaffer

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