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Coronavirus: How to Protect and Prepare Holistically

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In this season of the flu and coronavirus, it is difficult to know what the next best steps are.  On Instagram this morning, my favorite nutritionist and health coach, Gessie Thompson shared the five things you can do to help protect yourself and your family. 

  1. Boost your immunity.   Your immune system is the defense that helps to fight off viruses, diseases, and so much more.  Therefore, doing things to make sure your resistance is strong, is so important. 

What you can take:

The Breathe supplement from thedetoxnow.com. This supplement helps to boost and repair the respiratory system. Also, consume foods that boost your immune system like elderberry, black mulberries (packed with iron and vitamin C), and camu camu (the highest source of vitamin C), and ginger.

2. Boost your gut health.  Your gut health is directly linked to having a strong immune system.  Prebiotics and probiotics are important in nourishing thegood bacteria found in your gut and put back good bacteria into your gut.

What you can take:

If you have daily bloating and constipation, healing is important first. Detox30 and Detox7 protocols from The Detox Now program.   

After healing your gut, getting a good prebiotic and probiotic will help your gut flora to be in balance.

Prebiotic- Manuka honey

Probiotic- Coconut yogurt by Coconut Cult

3. Good hygiene habits.

Wash, wash, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 10 to 20 seconds.

4.  Stock up on supplies the electric way.  In the event that stores are closed or people have to be quarantined, you want to have enough food, toiletries, and water.  We typically think of stocking up on non-perishable items like canned foods but, they are usually laced with BPA (a heavy toxin).

What you can do:

Get frozen organic vegetables and fruits. For a list of the electric, non-inflammatory fruits and veggies, download your free list at thedetoxnow.com.   From the good food list, what you can’t find frozen, you can buy them fresh and wash with a fruit and veggie wash (food -grade hydrogen peroxide and distilled water).  Then, cut them up and place them in BPA-free freezer bags. 

Buy grains, lentils, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, walnuts, etc.

5.  Boost your peace. 
Whatever you do, protect your peace.  We want to be proactive, not stressed out and panicked.  With all the constant news updates, social media posts, and everyone’s opinions and speculations, it can be overwhelming and send you into anxiety mode.  Finding ways to be at peace will lower cortisol levels, cut down inflammation, and help keep you healthy. 

What you can do:

Pray, meditate, exercise, practice breathing exercises, recite positive affirmations and scriptures, and journal.  Also, being mindful about the information you take in and how often you are allowing it into your mind.   

Check out the full video below and follow Gessie on Instagram, @coachgessie.

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#CORONAVIRUS — GET PROTECTED & PREPARED HOLISTICALLY WATCH THE FULL VIDEO! Today, as I’m readying my family for the outbreak that is spreading way too quickly, I wanted to share 5 TIPS with you to help you BOOST your way through this biological storm: ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ 1. BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY: My go to Immunity Booster is our supplement Breathe (available at www.TheDeToxNow.com 🔗in BIO)! I take it daily and also give it to my 8 year old daughter. You can also build your immunity with foods like Elderberries, Black Mulberries, Ginger, Camu Camu and others. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ 2. BOOST YOUR GUT HEALTH: 80% of our Immune System is in our GUT and healthy bowel movements are evidence of a productive digestive system. If you deal with frequent bloating and or constipation, I highly recommend you do ou @TheDeToxNow DETOX 7 Mini-Cleanse or our DETOX 30 Fruit DeTox — depending on how severe your case is. If you simply need to boost your gut health, I recommend you add electric prebiotic and probiotics to your diet (watch the video for my picks!) ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ 3. BOOST YOUR HYGIENE: Wash Your Hands for 10 to 20 seconds after any activity that involves other people, places and your own bodily fluids (like going to the bathroom, wiping your nose, touching your eyes, blowing your nose). ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ 4. BOOST YOUR SUPPLIES: Stock Up on foods, household, toiletries, cleaning items so that you have more than a 2 week supply in case you have to be restricted to your home for your own protection. Watch the full video for my breakdown of tips on ensuring your foods are as healthy as possible! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ 5. BOOST YOUR PEACE! Maintain a Positive & Peaceful mindset. If we let it, the news cycle of updates will suck us into a vortex of fear, anxiety and downright terror — all of which trigger cortisol causing inflammation! So, PRAY/MEDITATE and trust God! Need help REVERSING or PREVENTING a health issue or not sure which DETOX is for you? START HERE: REGISTER for our FREE DETOX Weekly Group Consult at www.TheDeToxNow.com/CONSULT to have our team review your case and recommend the best plan for you!

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My Holiday Wish List: Home Edition

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I rarely make lists of all of the things I would like to have—especially not for Christmas.

For one, it makes me feel like a slight narcissist. I would rather focus on getting things/ doing for others (when I can), and since Benjamin came on the scene two years ago, it’s all about him.

But for fun, I decided to share a few of the items I have been eyeing since we moved into our home.

I know I must be getting old because everything single thing on this list is for the house but hey, a beautifully furnished and clean home makes me so happy!

Anyway, here’s my list:

  1. A Ruggable rug- well, specifically a runner for my foyer. They have lots of designs to choose from and they are washable! Ha!
  2. Z-Gallerie Clifton Console Table– this modern piece would look so fly in my foyer also.
  3. Restoration Hardware Adler Panel bed – I imagine myself having heavenly dreams in this bed. It’s gorgeous!

Well, I’m putting it out there. Maybe hubby will read this and feel extra generous *wink*.

What’s on your Christmas/holiday list?


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7 Tips for Better Sleep

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Getting good, quality sleep is one of those things that we know we need but, most of us do not. Living in the current “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” culture, has made many people underestimate what they are doing to their bodies and minds by not prioritizing getting enough sleep. Lack of concentration, depression, and weight gain are just a few of the many issues that can plague the person who is not well rested regularly. If a better mood and overall health is what you’re after, here are 7 tips for getting better shut-eye tonight.

  1. Have a set bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This will help to regulate your body’s clock, helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for the night.
  2. Get a relaxing nighttime routine.  Practicing a routine right before bedtime that  includes staying away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.
  3. Get moving. Fitting in 20 to 30 minutes of cardio or weight training to get your heart rate up is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep.
  4. The perfect sleep environment.  The room you sleep in should set the stage for getting good, peaceful rest.  Really analyze your bedroom. What is the temperature?  Is it normally too hot? Too cold? The ideal temperature for sleep is usually between 65 and 70 degrees. Remove any lights from a cell phone, computer or television, and consider using blackout curtains to keep out any light from outside. If you have a partner who snores drown out them out by using ear plugs and some white noise machines.  
  5. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that might cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up during the night.
  6. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening. Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine can disrupt sleep. Eating big or spicy meals can cause discomfort from indigestion that can make it hard to sleep. If you can, avoid eating large meals for two to three hours before bedtime. Try a light snack 45 minutes before bed if you’re still hungry.
  7. Cut the caffeine. So you may love your coffee but, drinking it later in the day could be affecting your ability to catch some z’s.

Before you go!

I have to also let you in on a site I have been using that has helped me to stay on top of my game when it comes to creating and sending everything from invites to flyers of any upcoming events (stay tuned to your inbox if you’re subscribed to the email list. I have some great things coming up for you!)

Paperless Post has been a game-changer for easily designing stylish invites and more! No more staying up late trying to figure out Photoshop and come up with the best design. Paperless Post makes it easy to edit their stylish templates and hit send within minutes.

Check out the site and let me know what you think! https://www.paperlesspost.com


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7 Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

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I know I’m thirteen days late but, happy 2019! How long can you still say ‘Happy New Year’? Well, I’m wishing all of my followers, readers, subscribers, friends, and family a transformative 2019!

For a few years, I would get super anxious and slightly down when New Year’s eve would approach because I did not feel like I accomplished anything groundbreaking. Looking back now, I know that was false but, I’ve since figured out that I can accomplish more by doing a few things:

  1. Knowing what I want– Fact: most of us don’t know what we really desire (besides a new car, house, and a new body). If you want instant clarity and relief from anxiety, sit down and write out all of the things you would like to get done this year. I pray first and ask God what I should do then, wait for a feeling of peace.
  2. Visualizing– I actually visualized my life with all of my goals completed, and not like a faraway dream but, as if it had already happened. It’s hard to do at first but, it really helps to make things feel more concrete.
  3. Stepping into the feeling– how would you act if you actually had that dream career? how would you wake up every morning? What types of places would you go to on the weekend? What kind of conversations would you have?

The main key is not to overthink it. Though nice, not every goal has to solve world hunger. Here are some resolutions that should be on every 30 something’s list:

  1. Turn off all screens one hour before bed. No TV, no phone, no tablets. Pick up a book, workout, meditate, or have some quality time with your honey instead *wink*.
  2. Life’s short. If you want the car, buy it. (There’s a Tesla Model X and an Infiniti QX 50 with my name on it).
  3. Learn how to make your money work for you. Investments, passive income, residual income, and automation are the name of the game.
  4. If you are struggling to fit some exercise in every day (like me), set an alarm on your phone that goes off whenever you first get home in the afternoons/evenings. Drop whatever you’re doing and move for at least 5 minutes. Dance, go for a run around the block, jump rope, do 20 burpees. Eventually, you can go to 10 minutes, then 20, then 30.
  5. Call a family member or friend you have not talked to in a while.
  6. Get a passport.
  7. After the passport comes in the mail,  take at least 1 trip overseas. There is so much world out there and experiencing somewhere different can really switch up your perspective on your entire life.