April Detox Challenge

Goals: To remove toxins from the body, to clear skin, improve hydration and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Toxins in food, air, water, and the environment, make cleansing the colon, liver and other organs more important now than ever. Keep in mind that accelerating the removal of toxins from your body won’t help if you continue to put toxins into your body. Try to avoid any processed foods. In other words, basically, stick to clean eating and be mindful of what you out on your skin.

 

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One third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin. Brushing can diminishes the appearance of cellulite by improving the circulation in your skin and the the layer of fat below your skin. Circulation plumps the skin to give it a smoother look while minimizing lumps and bumps.

 

Lymphatic Support: The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin and proponents of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and help the body detoxify itself naturally.

Cellulite Help: Though the evidence is anecdotal, I’ve found many accounts of people who claimed that regular dry brushing greatly helped their cellulite. I talked about this and my other cellulite remedies here. There isn’t much research to back the cellulite claims, but dry brushing feels great and makes skin softer, so there isn’t really any downside to trying it!

To Help Reduce The Appearance of Cellulite Try My Coconut Body Oil Infused With Essential Oils

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The essential oils infused in my coconut oil formula help to tone and detox the skin to NATURALLY reduce cellulite. After dry brushing, simply rub in the coconut oil for 5 minutes in area of your choice.  Cost $8 + SH 

To order, please email me at latoyajennifer@gmail.com

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DETOX DRINK

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Many people drink apple cider for it’s weight loss benefits. Just adding/subtracting single foods or ingredients rarely has a noticeable effect on weight. It’s the entire diet/lifestyle that counts. You need to combine several effective methods to see results.

8 ounce glass of water

2 Tbsp. Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother(the good stuff)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp. lemon juice or ½ lemon

1 pinch cayenne pepper (if you please)

2 Tbsp. honey (raw honey if possible)

A slice of apple (optional)

Mix together add ice and apple slice and enjoy

Let’s Break Down The Benefits of These Ingredients…

Apple Cider Vinegar

Given that vinegar lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, it makes sense that it could help you lose weight. Several human studies suggest that vinegar can increase satiety, help you eat fewer calories and even lead to actual pounds lost on the scale.

Studies suggest that vinegar can increase feelings of fullness and help people eat fewer calories, which can lead to weight loss.  View the study for yourself: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19661687

Lemon Juice

Improved Skin – A study published in the American Society for Clinical Nutrition concluded that people who consumed more vitamin C have less risk of wrinkled and dry skin. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/1225.long

Reduce Weight Gain- A study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition showed that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduced weight gain caused by a high-fat diet in mice. In addition, insulin resistance was improved.

While the same results need to be proven in humans, anecdotal evidence is strong that lemon water supports weight loss. Whether this is due to an increase in water intake and fullness or the lemons remains to be seen. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2581754/

Aids in digestion – Ayurvedic medicine believes the sour lemon taste helps stimulate your “agni.” In Ayurveda, a strong agni jump-starts the digestive system, allowing you to digest food easily and helping prevent the buildup of toxins.

Honey

Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine. It’s very high in beneficial plant compounds, and offers several health benefits. Honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories. Here are the top 10 health benefits of honey that are supported by science. https://authoritynutrition.com/10-benefits-of-honey/

Cinnamon Benefits 

 At the end of the day, cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon, or stick to small doses if you’re using the Cassia variety. Here are the top 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by science. https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon/

Cayenne Pepper

 Cayenne pepper restores the circulatory system by opening the capillaries and regulating blood sugar; it also helps the digestive system that moves bacteria and toxins out of the body.

Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic booster and aids the body in burning excess fat.

Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also induces sweating—another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is an excellent morning beverage for total body detox. http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-cayenne-pepper/

 

WATER

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Water is, quite literally, the river on which our good health flows. Water carries nutrients to our cells, aids digestion by forming stomach secretions, flushes our bodies of wastes, and keeps our kidneys healthy.It keeps our moisture-rich organs (our skin, eyes, mouth, and nose) functioning well, it lubricates and cushions our joints, and it regulates our body temperature and our metabolism, just to name a few of its many functions.

 

Challenge Starts Sunday. April. 2,2017

What you need:

  • Dry Brush
  • My coconut oil for cellulite reduction (email me latoyajennifer@gmail.com)
  • Water
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Lemon Juice or Lemons
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Honey (raw honey if possible)
  • A slice of apple (optional)
  • Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother(the good stuff)

What to do:

  • Drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces daily.
  • Dry brush your skin daily before shower.
  • Drink the apple cider drink 1-2 times a day. Ideally on an empty stomach.

Join our Challenge group on Facebook! Click here!

Not on Facebook? Update is on your progress in the comments below or send me an email at latoyajennifer@gmail.com

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