Can My Voracious Appetite Survive a 3-Day Juice Cleanse?

Last week I committed to a three day juice cleanse with 4 other people from my Remote Year crew. Though I'm a somewhat regular green juice drinker, I NEVER forgo chewing.  I did a 5-day juice cleanse a few years ago, but many of the juices were filled with chia seeds and I was allowed to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as I wanted.  I felt great. This is the first time I committed to 3 days of no chewing.  So yeah, not really the same thing. 

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Morning Meditation and Nude Mineral Bathing

My first week in Sofia I went on a Remote Year organized event and had no idea what I was in for!  About 15 people that signed up for the event met in a parking lot outside Vasil Levski stadium at 7:30 AM.  We drove about 30 minutes outside of Sofia to get to our destination: Pancharevo Lake.  Our adventure began with a 30-minute silent meditation hike that took us to a viewpoint with stunning views of the lake and the city of Sofia. The hike was a beautiful and energizing way to start the morning and was a great accompaniment to my fledgling meditation practice this month.  After taking in the view at the top, we hiked down to the lake and our guide presented us with our next challenge (as if walking in silence wasn't enough for us):  it was time to refresh ourselves in the natural hot mineral springs.  Nude.  As the Bulgarians do.  

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Endurance Training: The Fruits of Your Labor

I was asked by a few people to write a blog post about training for endurance events, like a marathon, while following a plant-based lifestyle.  Coincidentally I happen to be training for my 26th marathon which I will run in Buenos Aires, Argentina this coming October!  I went 100% plant-based long before I developed my distance running addiction, which means all of my prior 25 marathons were fueled completely by plants.  It's worth noting that despite all this running, I have never endured a running related injury to which I credit my plant-based lifestyle (and smart training of course).  

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July 2017 Hit List

Every month I compile a 'hit list' of things that are nourishing me- because nourishment is about so much more than food!  Here are the things that made me smile, think, celebrate and learn in July, 2017

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Flax (Health) Hacks

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may have recognized that my approach to health is all about what you can ADD to your lifestyle to increase your longevity and quality of life rather than providing you with a list of restrictions and off-limit foods.  

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How to Avoid D-ficiency.

Over the last few years Vitamin D has been touted as the wonder vitamin, but there is a lot of conflicting information, guidelines are continually changing and much of the population suffers from Vitamin D insufficiency. It's important to clarify the guidelines and our needs, because unlike other vitamins and minerals, it can be difficult to get enough Vitamin D from food.

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3 Anti-Aging Foods You Should Add to Your Diet

However, food choices contribute significantly to the outward (and inward) aging process.  There may be cosmetic remedies, like botox, to make you appear younger, but this does nothing to affect the biological age of your organs!  The good news is you can save your botox money by choosing foods that slow down the aging process, both internally and externally.

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Adventure for your Health: 9 Ways to Live Vicariously Through Yourself

You can create a daily sense of adventure (whatever that means for you) by prioritizing the simplest of changes.   Living a live trapped in stagnation is detrimental to both physical and mental health.  If you're feeling tired, bored or trapped by day to day life, chances are you'll make choices that will compromise your health too, like downing Coca-Cola and a Snickers on the reg during the mid-afternoon energy slump. On the other side, when you're feeling extremely fulfilled in one area of your life, you're likely to make better choices in other areas of your life as well.  

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The Top 6 Foods to Combat Cancer

If you've been following my blog, it's probably no surprise to you that minimizing meat and dairy and opting for plant-based foods reduces your risk for all types of chronic disease, including The Big C (cancer).  Even among plants, not all foods are created equal.  In fact there are 6 superstars you can increase in your diet to reduce your cancer risk.  You get to eat AND prevent cancer simultaneously.  Win-win.  Read on and get eating.

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