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Mom, desperately trying to get the health thing right! I started this blog so that I can pass along all the great things that I learn everyday on damage control for our wonderful bodies. It is tough to keep up sometimes with all the things going on in our daily lives so hopefully some of the helpful hints that I provide can make your life easier and healthier. I welcome your comments and tips as well! I am a vegetarian, animal rights advocate and avid animal rescuer.
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2008-08-11

A Book Review! Juicing, Fasting, And Detoxing For Life! I Loved It!

I recently read a book called Juicing, Fasting, And Detoxing For Life by Cherie Calbom MS author of Juicing For Life. This book was fantastic and if I could I would give you all the details that I found helpful and life changing but this is a book and would take far to long so I will just give you a few highlights. "The programs in this book include short juice fasts and specific cleanse programs that act similar to spa treatments on the inside. They're somewhat like a housecleaning crew for your organs and fluids, on down to your cells. "

I also have three copies that I would like to send (at no charge)to three lucky winners who would be interested in reading this book. The only problem is that I need some help here creating a contest. My idea at this point is for all who would like to read this book and win a copy just put a comment here on my blog and I will put all the names in a hat and Ava will draw three winners. You will want to read this book and have it on hand to reference so I highly recommend putting your name in the comment section of this post and say Pick me! If you have a better contest idea let me know otherwise I am just going to do the pick out of a hat contest (I am so original).

Highlights From the book Juicing, Fasting, And Detoxing For Life- by Cherie Calbom MS

**Detoxing can help us lose weight-
"Vast amounts of toxic substances found in our environment, including carcinogens, are stored in fat cells. Because the body uses fat to hold toxins thereby protecting delicate organs, we often find it hard to lose weight. Ironically, fat is our friend when it comes to toxins. It protects us from all the acidic and toxic waste that endangers our organs. But when we remove this mess through detoxing, our bodies no longer need this protection, so they can begin to let go of the extra fa. We suddenly notice that our clothes fit better and we feel lighter and happier, while fat just seems to be melting away."

**Liver, Gallbladder and Kidney Cleansing-Cherie, the author gives you several"detox programs that will help you cleanse the liver, gallbladder and kidneys and assist them in functioning well so you can feel healthy, energetic and really alive. It may seem strange to think that the liver, gallbladder and kidneys have something to do with how you fell , but they do. Their health is key to your overall health."

**The Mind Body Connection-"The way you choose to use your mind, will , and emotions and the way you respond to your outer world has as much, if not more, to do with disease as your diet, lifestyle and environment. The body is a mirror of your inner thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Science has shown that when you are in a state of distress, your cells come into disharmony. More than any other factor, emotional stress weakens the immune system and you are less likely to control anything from parasites to cancer cells."

This is just the very tip of the iceberg but I think gives an idea of how this book can help you become much healthier. There are a multitude of juice and soup recipes for a variety of things. From a colon cleanse juice cocktail to a good sleep nightcap juice. I feel like there is so much beneficial information that I am not doing this fabulous book justice so trust me when I say if you want to look and feel better (and lose some weight) you will want to win or buy this book. I will leave you with a recipe to try!

Garden Tomato Soup

3 small tomatoes or 2 medium
2 green onions (about 2 inches of tips and green) chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
1 avocado
1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Serves 2
I tried this and really enjoyed it!!!

Now leave your comment and say "pick me" and you can find out all the great ways to become healthy.

34 comments:

Jack Payne said...
John Wayne's autopsy, 30 years ago, was supposed to have revealed some 40 pounds of gunk lining his intestines. This is hard to believe, isn't it, Heidi?

Most people don't fight their way to the top of the food chain to become a vegetarian. But, maybe they should re-consider.
Lux said...
Sounds like a book my mom should read ... pick me! :)
Stine said...
I'll say it.. Pick me :-)
If you decide to put me in your hat despite the distance (Norway), that is. Should my name turn up, I'd be more than happy to pay for p&p!
Liza said...
oh please heidi "pick me" the book sounds great and i'd like to have a copy ;)

the tomato soup sounds yummy too, i'm going to try that, thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

cheers!
Paul Eilers said...
Juicing is great stuff for your body. My wife believes that is how her eyesight was restored, along with taking a green food powder every day.

Not sure about the contest aspect, though. Sowwy!
BeadedTail said...
I want to look and feel better and would love to lose weight so pick me, pick me!!
Sherer said...
Pick Me! I love reading. I firmly stand by the fact that we need to take care of our body, mind and soul. And eating gives nurishment to all of these
livelife365 said...
Hi Heidi, I've always been fascinated with juicing--thanks for the great post. Though I prefer to ingest my veggies and fruit the old-fashioned way, to get the most fiber, I actually have a juicer...that I seldom use. Gonna dust it off and try to add it to my daily diet.

peace,
mike
livelife365

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Healingstones said...
I was only recently wondering about how I should do a detox - so pleease! put me in the draw!
Alan said...
The receipe for the soup sounds good and easy ( No one in my family is a very good cook), but I've never heard of a green onion ?

any easy EASY salsa receipes?
Sogeshirtsguy said...
Sounds like a great book. I love juice so many health benefits.
My husband and I are very health conscious...I am very, very small...4'10", 82 lbs...but healthy, in pretty good shape and I would love to have a really good, highly recommended book, where I won't LOSE weight, but cleanse...count me in!!!

PICK ME!
Jacqueline said...
Juicing has always gotten outstanding publicity over the years. It just makes good healthy sense. Sounds like a great book. :-) Thanks for the info Heidi. Great job!
Michael said...
( Raising hand .... ) Pick me, pick me, pick meeeee!

I think everyone I work with would like to see this, as most are pretty weight consciense.
Angie said...
Is there a recipe in there for lettuce and bananas? I was talking with someone one day and she was telling me about juicing those two together and how filling it was and how much energy it gave her. Juicing is definitely good for you. It's been awhile, might be time I tried it again!
Babette said...
I need to read this book. Please pick me. :)
Marlaine said...
I'm always interested in reading something new to me on health and nutrition! So I have to say...Pick me!
Kgraham said...
Pick me. Pick me!! I'm trying to get healthier, but changing is definitely not easy. But I did just buy a juicer!!! :)
Sounds like a great book...I've never done any "juicing" but I did a detox (under the care of a doctor) for three weeks a few years ago and I have to say it was the best thing I could have done...it helped me to determine the cause of issues I'd been having...so I am a fan to detoxing!

Oh and "pick me"

Cheers
Gia said...
Hi heidi! It's amazing how many traffic you get to your blog :) You must give me some tips if you are free, since its my first time blogging. Thank you for signing me up as your contact and for visiting my page. I have a competition on for kidz every week to see who is the prettiest and the sweetest. You should send your kidz in, if you want to.

Chat later!
Robin Plan said...
Heidi I got a copy of this book also and loved it. I'll also be running a book giveaway contest soon so do not put my name in for the free drawing. I would say antone who cares about the toxins we store in our body should read this book - and do the detox.
Robin
ssgreylord said...
Who doesn't love a hat-drawing contest? Yes please, pick me Ava!

The book sounds great! I love juicing though my juicer's also dusty, very dusty. Funny how you can have the best of intentions...

Maybe this will spur me on... thanks for the encouragement Heidi!
delilah said...
Please Pick Me.
NIZHAMA said...
Pick me Heidi...

But the problem is I'm from Malaysia, I want that book, but I don't want to make you in trouble.

The 'hat-drawing contest' is a great idea, maybe I will do that for my first contest soon.
DJ said...
I would love to read this book!
It could give me great ways to feed my son more veggies! Pick me
Secola'sSpace said...
Pick Me! It sounds like a very interesting read!!

I hope I win!
I LOVE juicing! Unfortunately I got out of my routine over the last year, but I'm getting ready to start up again, especially now with the braces (I posted the 'after' photos!)
steph said...
Ohhh please...PICK ME!!!

I've been desperately searching for a good detox to stick to and would love so much to read it. Thanks!!!
wildcatsthree said...
I haven't read this particular book, but I believe in detoxing and fasting to maintain good health.
Ruthie said...
Pick me! I too am interested in how Paul's wife restored her eyesight, because I would love to do the same.

Heidi here's a website where you can generate a random integer. First you will assign numbers to the people that commmented and want to be included in the contest. I would start at the first comment and go down. Since you will have 3 winners you would put 3 in the first field, because you want to generate 3 numbers, then in the next two fields will be 1 and "number of comments". Then generate your numbers. Here's the link:

Random Integer Generator

Hope that helps!
sborg said...
I started juicing about a month ago. It has helped me get a lot of nutrients I might not normally eat. One secret I've learned: add lemon or lime to your greens, and you will make the juice much more palatable!
Ian said...
Hey buddy, I am going to enjoy healthy "Garden Tomato Soup", thanks for it......
- Ian
Kids Health said...
Ohh, I am happy to hear that "Detoxing can help us lose weight".....mmm, Also, your "Garden Tomato Soup" will help to lose weight.... I wanna have it...thxs for the info. My 4 yrs son has got more weight, Doctors advice me to make him to loose the weight, Here, I got some tips from you for that....
ranisaxena said...
Hi
When I had cancer I juiced everything in site, after 6 months cancer went away. I got lazy & didnt juice like I did before & a few years back it came back & again I attacked with my juicing now i not lazy & juice daily. For me if I dont win the book I will buy it.
Rani saxena.rani29@gmail.com

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