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Smoothies, Juices + Detoxing; essential or unnecessary in a modern, healthy diet?

It’s hard to escape the message that smoothies, juicing and detoxing are essential elements to a healthy diet these days. If you buy any cookbook or follow any of the big names in healthy eating on social media, smoothies and juices are a prominent feature, as is the promotion of regular detoxing to systematically cleanse the body of the toxins and the effects of a modern lifestyle. There is a lot of hype, but is in there any truth in this message and is it worth buying in to? My answer would be yes, sort of 😉 A lot of the arguments that you would hear against smoothies and juicing and detoxing is that humans have survived just fine without these modern incarnations of food and that the body detoxes itself regularly without the assistance of a 3 day juice cleanse. And there is scientific and research based facts to back all of those arguments up.  However, there is myriad anecdotal evidence out there from people who have incorporated smoothies and juicing into their regular …

Yoga Based Solutions

I believe that the secret to feeling good and looking your best hinges on developing a loving and caring relationship with yourself. That is why, for me, Yoga provides a perfect gateway to achieving health and happiness for the long term. Yoga allows us to learn how to listen, really listen, to what is going on inside. Our internal world can tell us so much about what we really need, rather than what we think we want. Cultivating a Yoga practice and opening your mind up to the possibility that you can be truly happy and content in your own skin no matter what circumstances life throws at you, can be the greatest give you will ever give yourself. I am a Yoga teacher and Nutritionist and I have developed a unique program which can help anyone achieve whatever health goal it is that they would like to achieve. Yoga Based Solutions is a method that combines developing a consistent yoga and meditation practice with making healthier choices when it comes to what we eat …