EBNL Client Spotlight – Yvonne L

It’s because of phenomenal spirits like this month’s EBNL Client Spotlight Yvonne that inspires me to continue fighting for my truth that God wishes above ALL that we be in health and prosper even as our soul prospers. At 61 years of age she was not willing to accept that it is just a part of life to be on medication in exchange for a decent way of life. No she has so much spark and vibrancy attached to the LIFE she wants to live and has taken control of her healthy natural living! Here is her testimonial on being a 1 on 1 coaching client of the EBNL Customized Detox Plan.

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“I 14ae29981c1f4b0db5deef5d003d4de1have been following EBNL for a while and considering joining.  I didn’t take it serious until my faith in my doctor’s began to decline.  I have been diagnosed with 3 “diseases” that cannot be cured, but all I get is a pill and side effects.  I’ve been watching people I know die from mainly issues due to obesity, eating all of the wrong kinds (man-made) food which is saturated with all sorts of chemicals.  I also am full aware that God placed everything we need for nutrition in a Garden and all we need to do is eat it. Yet eating or drinking “green” foods seem to turn people off.

Now Earthly Bodies has packaged everything I need in a simple format for me to follow.  I just needed to make my mind up.  The first 10 days of my 20 day detox, my blood pressure dropped drastically.  I was still taking my blood pressure pill.  After that day I stopped taking the pill and continued drinking  my celery juice every morning, juicing and drinking water based on my weight.  My blood pressure is still at normal level.  Now I pray for changes in my thyroid levels.  I have realized this is a lifestyle change and not a diet.  I made a decision to live and live with the satisfaction of knowing I am treating my body as God has required me to.

Thank you so much EBNL for introducing me to this natural way of living.”

Love You,

Yvonne L, South Carolina

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Yvonne’s testimonial proves there is no age limit on experiencing the optimum greatness your body has to offer! Are you ready to discover the very best version of yourself? Click here to open the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various plans and purchase the one perfect your natural living goals. Leave your COMMENTs and encouraging words for Yvonne in the box below and SHARE this testimonial with your social media and email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

Plums – What’s In Season For August

Today’s What’s In Season For August brings back so many fun childhood memories of picking plums of all colors with my family. We loved them all. The red ones, the black ones and oooh the green ones that we loved to sprinkle salt on (can I get a witness👐?!).
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Plums contain so many vitamins and minerals. This stone fruit is a picture perfect source of Vitamin C.A.K.E. plus folate, Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6. The minerals present in plums are potassium, fluoride, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc.
If you are having issues with any of the points below here is how plums will benefit you in each one:
🌱Pregnancy – Plums are beneficial to both mommy and growing baby during pregnancy due to the abundance of numerous vitamins and minerals. These beneficial components are vital for eye-sight, development of bones and tissues, and cellular health for them both. The fiber content aids in preventing constipation and improves digestion. The inclusion of plums as a part of balanced diet helps in fighting various infections and maintains overall health.
🌱Cancer – Plum extract has been proven beneficial in the treatment of cancer. Studies have shown that the components present in plums help in inhibiting the growth of malignant cancer cells in liver, and breast cancer without harming the normal healthy cells of the body.
🌱Electrolyte balance – Plums contain abundant quantities of the electrolyte potassium, which is required for the efficient functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Consuming potassium-rich plums helps in regulating muscle contractions and regulating the acid-base balance of the body.
🌱Skin care – Plums are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which help to maintain healthy, radiant and youthful skin. Eating plums helps in reducing dark spots and wrinkles due to the presence of anti-aging nutrients. Plum extracts are used in various skin care products such as face wash and masks.
🌱Eyesight – Plums contains vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are beneficial in maintaining healthy eye sight and preventing age-related macular degeneration.
🌱Blood clotting – Plums and prunes contain vitamin K, which helps in normal clotting of the blood and promotes bone health. Deficiency of vitamin K in the body can result in excessive blood loss and other health concerns such as weak bones.

 

You really can #EatYourMedicine! Here is the full blog post on What’s In Season For August to see the entire list of fruits, veggies and herbs that are at their height of perfection this month.

Share your love for plums in the COMMENTs below and tell us the health benefit you’re most excited about. Also SHARE this post with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

RE-PUBLISH: My Natural Living Skin Care Regimen

Hello and welcome to all the new Earthly Bodies that have joined the community in the last week! As promised on last week’s periscope here is my all natural skin care regimen featuring honey and jojoba oil with a video tutorial.

Taking care of our skin is usually at the top of everyone’s list no matter who you are! It’s the first impression we give off whether we want to or not.

So now I’ve used this regimen for almost 3 years and there will probably never be another one for me. Enjoy the tutorial and the information below about what I use and why. FYI: You can also view this tutorial directly from my YouTube-ish channel @EarthlyBodies. Just search honey when you get there.

 

 

Face towel – Make sure you are using a set of face towels purchased to ONLY touch YOUR face. Even wash them separate from all the other towels. If you wear makeup remove it first with Almond oil on cotton balls/pads…slides right off and with none of the irritation a lot of  makeup removers out there will give.  Get your water as warm as you can stand it and soak the towel in it wringing it out several times to really get the heat in there. Then place the towel over your face and just enjoy the relaxing steam until it cools down. The warm steam allows your pores to open making it easy to wipe away the days oil and debris. Once it cools down wipe your face and soak the towel again this time using the opposite side. Depending on how much time you have repeat this as many times as you want, but always doing it at least twice. Soak the towel once again and hang it to the side for a later step.

Now for the secret skin care weapon….

Honey –   Yep! The same one you use in your morning cup of  tea or your cookie and cake recipes. Honey is one of natures most amazing gifts. It’s benefits range from being an unbelievable skin moisturizer to an antiseptic that holds vitamins C and B. What I LOVE most is that honey has humectant qualities meaning it not only attracts water, but also retains it in the skin! So your skin will remain hydrated as the humectants seek moisture from the air keeping your skin supple and fighting dryness and wrinkles. I choose to use 100% raw organic honey, but I have read and seen results from people who use all different kinds including the one we all recognize in the cute little bear container. But the way my skin is set up though…I’m not gonna leave anything to chance! I have a separate jar that is only used for skin care. Please make sure your hands are clean before dipping out your honey. Not doing so could transfer bacteria into your cleanser and right onto your face…epic fail. This is your moisturizing cleanser! After your towel steam dip a small dime size amount into your hand and rub it onto your face just as you would any other cleanser. You may need to dampen your hand just a little to assist the honey in smoothing across your face. How long you let it sit on your face depends on how much time you have or what your skin is telling you it needs. For me if my skin seems to be in need of moisture (this is more so in the colder months) or I just have more time I will leave the honey on my skin like a mask for 5-20 minutes and have been known to let it sit all day if I’m just hanging around the house.  Grab your towel that you steamed with earlier that has cooled down at this point and pat your face dry (the cool water causes your pores to close keeping in all the moisture). You will be left with clean, dewy and soft skin.

Jojoba oil – If you’re concerned you’ll need additional moisture this is hands down one of the best oils anyone can use on their skin! Jojoba oil has properties that make it closest to our skins natural oil produced which is sebum. We all have it some of us just produce more than others. Like magic Jojoba oil regulates the amount of sebum produced when used regularly (YaaaaY for oily skin individuals). This is an excellent moisturizer. I no longer have to use it now that my skin has been regulated. After patting your skin dry with your cool towel put a dime sized amount in your hands, rub them together and apply just like you would any other moisturizer. A little goes a long way so since your entire body will enjoy the recognizable properties if you squeeze/pour out too much just move on down to your neck, chest, etc.

That’s it! Now your skin has an amazing palette to apply your make up or just head out the door looking all easy breezy beautiful (^_^). Try this for 30 days and come back here to tell us what you think. Be sure to take a before and after pic so that you truly see the results. I know that your skin will love it just like mine does. Here’s to healed, healthy, glowing, beautiful skin naturally <3.

What natural tips do you use for your skin care? SHARing is caring so let us know in the COMMENTs below. Also be sure to click the star below to LIKE this post and click the SHARE icons to pass this on to your social media and email list friends .

Bell Peppers – What’s In Season For August

No matter which color you choose this vegetable has wonderful things in store for your health. That’s why Bell Peppers s are today’s What’s In Season For August.
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Here are few reasons you want to make sure this veggie is in your diet this season:
🌱Extremely nutrient dense in Vitamins C & A
🌱Good for your skin
🌱Strengthens immune system
🌱Promotes healthy bones
🌱Protects your heart
🌱Cancer fighter

You really can #EatYourMedicine! Here is the full blog post on What’s In Season For August to see the entire list of fruits, veggies and herbs that are at their height of perfection this month.

Share your love for bell peppers in the COMMENTs below and tell us the health benefit you’re most excited about. Also SHARE this post with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

Blueberries – What’s In Season For August

Big things definitely do come in small packages and that’s why Blueberries are today’s What’s In Season For August.
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Here are a few reasons you want to make sure you get as many of these jewels in your diet as possible this season:
🌱Contains all the #VitaminC.A.K.E. you can handle
🌱The highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit
🌱Neutralizes free radicals fighting disease and aging
🌱Reduces belly fat
🌱Promotes urinary tract health
🌱Promotes healthy vision
🌱Brain health
🌱Dissolves the bad cholesterol that causes heart disease
🌱Digestive health
🌱Cancer fighter
I have picked gallons of these from my parent’s back yard this year.  My freezer is smoothie ready for MONTHS 🙆. #WINNINGYou really can #EatYourMedicine! Here is the full blog post on What’s In Season For August to see the entire list of fruits, veggies and herbs that are at their height of perfection this month.

Share your love for blueberries in the COMMENTs below and tell us the health benefit you’re most excited about. Also SHARE this post with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

Avocados – What’s In Season For August

If you’ve been a part of the Earthly Bodies community for a while you know how much I  and my body ADORE avocado 😍. So it should be no surprise that it is today’s What’s In Season For August highlight.
Click here for my delicious Avocado Smoothie recipe and when you’re on🌱earthlybodies.org🌱 simply type in the word avocado and you’ll find several recipes, snack ideas as well as how this fruit enhances my hair and skin care regimens. Don’t you just love when one item gives you life in several different areas?! #NatureAlwaysWins and this fruit is #VitaminCAKE at its finest!
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Here are several more reasons you want to include avocado in your daily diet from the good people at healthdiaries.com:
Breast Cancer Protection
Avocado is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.

Eye Health
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts which are two disabling age-related eye diseases.

Lower Cholesterol
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.

Heart Health and Stroke Prevention
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.

Better Nutrient Absorption
Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.

Glutathione Source
Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.

Vitamin E Powerhouse
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.

You really can #EatYourMedicine! Here is the full blog post on What’s In Season For August to see the entire list of fruits, veggies and herbs that are at their height of perfection this month.

Share your love for avocado in the COMMENTs below and tell us the health benefit you’re most excited about. Also SHARE this post with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

Watermelon – What’s In Season For August

I don’t care how you slice it! Watermelon is one of the best of #NaturesCandy and it is today’s what’s in season for August highlight. Plus August 3rd is national watermelon day 🍉😍. I know a lot of people who will enjoy watermelon year round, but for others our time is almost up to enjoy it at its absolute magical peak.

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Watermelon is 92% water so it helps those of you that just “can’t” drink half your bodyweight in ounces daily to be sure you’re eating high water content foods! #WINNING So you’re combatting dehydration with the natural important electrolytes and high Vitamin A content needed for healthy hair, skin and nails. It is also fantastic for reducing muscle soreness and recovery post workouts.

Here are some other magical benefits of watermelon:

Asthma prevention: The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients like vitamin C which is in many fruits and vegetables including watermelon.

Blood pressure: A study published by the American Journal of Hypertension found that watermelon extract supplementation reduced ankle blood pressure, brachial blood pressure and carotid wave reflection in obese middle-aged adults with pre-hypertension or stage 1 hypertension and that watermelon extract improved arterial function.

Cancer: An excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, watermelon can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene is the boss at chasing down and taking out free radicals and is linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.

Digestion and regularity: Watermelon, because of its water and fiber content, helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

Skin: Watermelon is also great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.

Here is the full blog post on What’s In Season For August to see the entire list of fruits, veggies and herbs that are at their height of perfection this month.

Share your love for watermelon in the COMMENTs below and tell us the health benefit you’re most excited about. Also SHARE this post with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

What’s In Season – August Edition

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Eating produce that is fresh, local and in season is a wonderfully magical gift to your body. Choosing to eat this way is good for your body, the environment, the local economy and of course your taste buds. Think about it…would you prefer a bunch of fresh greens just picked from the garden or greens that  have travelled across country in a truck for days? Not to mention it just tastes better and you are eating the same food that your local farmers are feeding their family. Give your body a fighting chance and #ShopFresh #ShopLocal #ShopInSeason.

Here are the foods that are at their peak of excellence this month. Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. It doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them.

 

FRUIT

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Melon (Honeydew, Casaba, Musk, Crenshaw)
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Stone fruit (Nectarines, Peaches, Plums)
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

VEGETABLES

  • Bell Peppers
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Chiles
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini

HERBS

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary

Which fruit, vegetable or herbs are you looking forward to enjoying this month? If you don’t know where to start when it comes to transitioning to a plant based diet or simply including more plant based foods in your diet I am releasing a plant based recipe eBook that I know you’ll love titled Let Them Eat C.A.K.E. When you make a point to eat foods that contain Vitamins C, A, K and E you are well on your way to optimal health. This recipe eBook will be full of super easy, super quick and super nutritious plant based options for meals, snacks, desserts, juices and smoothies. Be sure to opt in to the mailing list or leave your email address in the COMMENTs below to have your name added to the waiting list for its release and you will also receive the 3 Day Turnaround Detox eBook FREE. If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and choose the detox plan perfect for your healthy natural living goals. Be sure to SHARE this post with all your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE.

 

 

Fix Your Crown

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Fix Your Crown!

This recipe is loaded with #VitaminCAKE for healthy hair, skin and nails.
2-3 Broccoli crowns with spears
4 Apples
2 Pear
1/2 Lemon or Lime
1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
Makes 16 oz in my Breville Cold Juice Fountain.

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Give your body what it wants and it will SHINE for you! ~Earthly Bodies Natural Living~
Helping you make your body a Spiritually, Mentally and Physically safe place to LIVE 💚.

EBNL Client Spotlight – Carmen J

20160719_192954“You must master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” I’m not sure who said that, but the quote reminds me of this week’s EBNL Client Spotlight – Carmen. This woman has researched and studied all things holistic for 10 years and believes in the healing power of God’s garden to #EatYourMedicine. She also believes in Earthly Bodies Natural Living and I was honored when she contacted me for her very own EBNL Customized Detox Plan WITH 1 on 1 Coaching. Read below to learn about her experience
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“Before I began my customized plan by Earthly Bodies Natural Living I was in a place of uncertainty as far as my health was concerned. Over the last ten years, I have researched, studied, and learned all I could about health, life, and longevity. I endeavor everyday to do my very best to treat my body as the temple I know it is. However, things had gotten out of balance as they often do and I found myself facing a health crisis with little to no answers. So, I decided, to take matters into my own hand. I believe my health is my wealth and it is ultimately my responsibility to make sure that I am taken care of properly and doing well.
After a moment of realness with myself, prayer and meditation I was led to reach out to my sweet sisterfriend Johanna. At the time I didn’t know she was full time in her EBNL ministry but God knew. What I needed was a change, a revolutionary way of doing things in order to put my life back together and she had the missing pieces to my mosaic. She customized my plan based on my blood type and handed me a book that was tailor made just for me! The step by step way the plan was laid out made it almost fool proof (it would only take a know-it-all like me to try and finagle things). Nevertheless, I progressed and was successful at not only completing my plan but also maintaining the lifestyle.
The level of energy and mental clarity I attained helped me better understand the importance of eating clean. Juicing has become a part of my life. I do my best not to go one day without it because it makes a huge difference in my productivity throughout the day.
I started with an open mind and heart and I learned more about health and myself in just the first five days than I had ever known before. My Earthly Bodies Natural Living customized plan and the one on one coaching by Johanna has changed my life for the better forever!
Thank you Johanna for all you do. You are truly loved and appreciated.”
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I am so excited to share the follow up video below with you from Carmen 4 months after completing her customized plan and writing the testimonial above. Click play. If you’re reading this from the newsletter remember to visit earthlybodies.org to view this video.

And now it’s your turn. Why wait any longer to reveal the very best version of yourself? Click here to get started today!

Leave a COMMENT below to wish Carmen the best on her continued journey. Click here to forward any questions you may have regarding the EBNL plans. Also SHARE this customer spotlight with your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place LIVE!