EBNL Client Spotlight: Janika H

Transforming your mind is the key to having sustainable success in your health goals. Here is a prime example of what that looks like from this month’s EBNL Client Spotlight Janika. After going back and forth over the idea of investing in the customized cleanse she put it on the back burner because of the financial commitment and purchased not 1, but 2 tablets which equaled the exact cost of the EBNL Customized Cleanse. She told me “I had a brief thought about the detox plan but I just had to have those tablets (why I don’t know).” Immediately after making the purchase she had buyer’s remorse because “if I could purchase those tablets then I could sacrifice that money on the detox and invest in my health.” The next day when she could pick the tablets up she went in the store and cancelled the order and put that money on her journey to healthy natural living with EBNL. Janika transformed her mind so that she could truly transform her body and life. She continues to gift amazing things to her body post cleanse and has maintained a plant based diet. Here is her testimonial as an EBNL Customized Cleanse client.

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“My body had been screaming for attention, and although I gave it some good attention a few times before doing green smoothie cleanses I did the cleanses for the wrong reason….to lose weight!  After the weight was gone it eventually came creeping right back along.  🙁  No plan to maintain was no Bueno.  After dealing with different health issues and taking different medications that did not help my issues I was in search of a more natural approach.

Doing some research on my own and being Facebook friend’s with Johanna was not a coincidence to me.  Watching her, her video’s and reading her story touched the inner part of me.  This wasn’t just someone unknown talking about this way of life but someone I actually knew of in real life that made a beautiful change.  After some self talk and convictions from God I began my lifestyle change with EBNL and a wonderful coach by the name of Johanna Earthly Ramos.
I would not change this journey for the world, but I would change the time to start earlier than I did if I could.  Johanna is very passionate about her assignment and that’s a plus.  She is very knowledgeable and does not mind checking you (for your good of course).  The one on one calls were great and are an added bonus.  I really hated to start my last call because I did not want them to end.  I was a little emotional.  This cleanse is not another diet fad but it’s definitely an awesome jump start to a greater healthier living (if you have your mind prepared).  There are benefits upon benefits when you give your body what is desires and truly need.  When you get asked what kind of makeup are you wearing but the only thing you have on is some chap stick, then you know that the journey is definitely worth it and worth maintaining. 
This is definitely a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious journey.
Thank you Johanna and EBNL for being the woman of God that you are and for your obedience to His voice.  ♥
P.S. I forgot to mention I did lose pounds and inches, but that’s a given when you are giving your body the nutrients and minerals it truly should have to perform at its best.  You will glow like never before.  ♥”
Janika H, Florida
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Janika’s testimonial proves that once you get your spirit, heart and mind inline your body has no choice but to sprint after them! Are you ready to discover the very best version of yourself? Click the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various products and plans and purchase the one perfect for your natural living goals. You should also click 90 Day Cleanse for more details on how it works and my journey. Let’s chat about your health goals by clicking Schedule My Appointment here or above. Leave your COMMENTs and encouraging words for Janika 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!

February What’s In Season + Meatless Meal Video

So many of you have already taken my challenge to make this the year of the meatless meal and have purchased the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book to guide you along the way. There is so much health and vitality waiting for you on the other side of making the decision to add more plant based meals to your diet. So now that you’ve made this wonderful decision  you get to see what all the fuss is about in enjoying the gift of eating produce that is fresh, local and in season.  Choosing to eat this way is a magical gift to 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 in February.  Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. I love to eat plenty of greens, root vegetables and make hearty soups and roasted vegetables year round, but there’s just something about enjoying them this time of year wouldn’t you agree? And it doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them. Be sure to click the hyperlinks for recipes and knowledge of how you are gifting health to your body with every bit or sip.

 

VEGETABLES

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter Squash

FRUIT

  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquat
  • Lemon
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pummelo
  • Rhubarb
  • Tangerine

 

Which vegetable or fruit 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 let’s chat. I’d love to hear more about your health goals! Just click here or the Schedule Your Appointment link at the top of the page. When you make a point to #EatYourMedicine with foods that contain #VitaminCAKE (Vitamins C, A, K and E) you are well on your way to optimal health.  If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and start your journey into healthy natural living TODAY. 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.

CLICK HERE >>> Get your copy of the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book TODAY

Have you joined me on my LIVE weekly broadcast of  EBNL Meatless Meals yet? Click here to join me in the Earthly Bodies Daily Tips group to catch me LIVE weekly in the kitchen bringing you another recipe that you and your family will love busting the myth that eating plant based is boring, tasteless, expensive or time-consuming and you’ll receive one tip in the group daily at 7 a.m. to help you on your journey to healthy natural living. Here is the replay of this week’s broadcast featuring the lovely Swiss chard which is on the What’s In Season List. Enjoy!

4 Reasons Why Your Work Desk Shouldn’t Be Your Lunchtable

According to the American Diabetic Association and ConAgra Foods Foundation 70% of Americans eat at their desks several times a week. The majority say they have no choice because they have too much work to do to “break” away. Unfortunately the drive to get ahead or even stay above water by eating at your desk during lunch can lead to poor nutritional choices which will lead to declining health.

“The desk was not designed to be an eating place,” says Rick Hall, RD, MS, a faculty member at Arizona State University in Phoenix. “So spending your lunch hour in front of your computer brings with it a number of issues.”

I get it! You’ve gotta eat and you’ve gotta pay the bills so keep reading for some expert tips on eating while you work if you must, but first, here are some reasons not to if you can help it.

Drawbacks of Eating at Your Desk During Lunch

  • One of the biggest drawbacks to eating at your desk is that you’re not focused on your food. Instead, you’re sending e-mail, answering the phone, shuffling paper — the perfect recipe for overeating.
  • “Eating at your desk encourages mindless eating, and overeating,” says Susan Moores, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “You’re most likely multitasking and not paying attention to the amount of food you’re eating.”
  • Lunching at your desk also means that instead of sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day, you’re doing it for 9.
  • “Eating at your desk also prevents you from getting up and out of your office,” Moores says. “You need to get the heart pumping and the blood flowing again, and lunch is an important time to do that. If you’re sitting at your desk eating, you lose that opportunity.”

Now as promised for those of you who just can’t break away from that ever-expanding pile of work, here are some tips to make the best of the situation for your health:

  1. Watch what you eat. “Pay attention to what you’re putting in your mouth when you eat at your desk,” says Hall, who serves on the advisory board for the Arizona Governor’s Council on Health, Physical Fitness, and Sports. “And don’t overdo it by eating too much because you’re too focused on email. For lunch, you want to pick a meal that’s moderate in size but doesn’t fill you up.”
  2. Bring your lunch. “Lunch is a good opportunity to eat healthy,” says Hall. “Bring a salad with chicken, nuts, beans and veggies — you’ll get some great nutrients, including fiber and protein.” Avoid takeout lunches, which tend to be expensive, oversized, heavy in fat and calories, and lacking in nutrients. To keep your lunch safe, the American Dietetic Association recommends using an insulated lunch bag with a freezer pack to keep your food cold until you can put in the office refrigerator. But don’t let more than two hours pass before putting it back into a fridge.
  3. Walk when you can. “We’re genetically designed to move,” says Hall. “So spending lunch at your desk when you have a long day as it is, isn’t a good thing.” If you have to eat at your desk, look for ways to move during the day. Walk to the water cooler, from the farthest spot in the parking lot, to the copy machine – anything you can do to move your muscles. Better yet, get some physical activity when you get up or at the end of the day to make up for your stagnant lifestyle.
  4. Eat with a friend. “If you have to eat at your desk, invite an officemate over to eat with you,” Moores suggests. “It’s important from a productivity and creativity standpoint to get that break and interact with your colleagues.”

So what do you think? Does giving yourself a true 1 hour break sound doable? If not do the tips on how to make the best of it help you out? Let us know any tips that you use to stay on track with your healthy natural living goals while at work below. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE.

 

source of quotes: WebMD.com

Why Massage is a Necessity for Healthy Living

EBNL and DOMT Holiday 2016 Massage Giveaway

***GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!***

Where are you going? Keep reading for some pretty awesome content!

This is the official blog post for the Holiday 2016 Massage Giveaway

by Earthly Bodies Natural Living and Dynamic Orthopedic Massage Therapy.

Did anyone else grow up like me thinking that getting a massage was a luxury and not a necessity? Well my gift to you is the science backed up by nature that massage is in fact a  necessity for healthy living. We all know it’s relaxing and can definitely be beneficial for coping with stress, anxiety, depression and sore muscles, but there’s more! For example did you know if you enjoy a massage, you could help your heart and arteries stay healthy, youthful and strong? YES, massage for heart health…and so much more.

 

Benefits of massage:

  • It counteracts all the sitting we do daily. Let’s face it we spend more time at work than at home and the majority of us sit behind a desk for 8+ hours followed by being so mentally exhausted we only want to sit some more when we get home. We have to be careful as this causes forms of postural stress that will initially show up as pain in the neck and shoulders, but if ignored can advance to pain or weakness in the low back and glutes. So for those of you that love your desk job good news you can keep it…as long as you schedule a regular massage.
  • A 45 to 60 minute massage can decrease blood pressure by 10 mg Hg and heart rate by 10 beats per minute after only one treatment. That’s about as much as you would get from taking a blood pressure medication for life! Lay on a massage table so you can drop those pills!
  • Getting a massage boosts your white blood cells which are responsible for guarding our bodies from sickness and disease.
  • Anyone suffering from tension or migraine headaches would benefit because the action of massage releases endorphins which are our bodies God-given pain killers. Again lay on a massage table and drop those pills! For another natural alternative for headaches read my blog post “Don’t Take 2 Pills and Call Me In the Morning!”
  • Adding massage has been shown to result in more hours of sleep and a deeper sleep.
  • In addition to all the greatness above there are studies showing that massage may help in weight loss (along with proper nutrition and exercise of course).
So there you have it. No more feeling guilty for getting a massage now that it is clear massage is a gift for both health AND relaxation. ***GIVEAWAY ALERT*** In perfect timing for your last-minute holiday list shopping I have partnered with Dynamic Orthopedic Massage Therapy to offer you the chance to win a 90 minute massage treatment valued at $105.00! All of the details regarding the giveaway will be shared LIVE on my personal Facebook page @JohannaEarthlyRamos TODAY December 20, 2016 and then brought here. Don’t miss the broadcast so that you can get a jump on your entries! To find out more about my amazing partner for this giveaway visit their website roderickgibbs.com.
***And more gifts for you!***
Head over to Shop EBNL to receive your gift of 25%  off the Glow 10 Day Detox eBook and then purchase a massage as the very well deserved and healthy reward from Dynamic Orthopedic Massage Therapy thru this amazing holiday deal below.
Leave any questions and COMMENTs below and SHARE this post with your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

What’s In Season – December Edition

First off let me say that I’m sorry this is the first blog post I’ve published since the November What’s In Season post. This final quarter of 2016 has been amazing and I’m so excited to soon share with you all that Earthly Bodies will have in store for your healthy natural living journey in 2017! BUT FIRST…We still have 3 whole weeks to enjoy the gift of eating produce that is fresh, local and in season in December.  Choosing to eat this way is a magical gift to 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 in December. Just in time for your holiday recipes. Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. I love to plenty of greens, root vegetables and make hearty soups and roasted vegetables year round, but there’s just something about enjoying them this time of year wouldn’t you agree? And it doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them. Be sure to click the hyperlinks for recipes and knowledge of how you are gifting health to your body with every bit or sip.

VEGETABLES

  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Parnsips
  • Potato
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Sweet Potato
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash

FRUIT

  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Tangerine

Which vegetable or fruit 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 let’s chat. I’d love to hear more about your health goals! Just click here or the Schedule Your Appointment link at the top of the page. When you make a point to #EatYourMedicine with foods that contain #VitaminCAKE (Vitamins C, A, K and E) you are well on your way to optimal health.  If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and start your journey into healthy natural living TODAY. 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.

What’s In Season – November Edition

bcbcornWow, half of November is already gone, but the good new is we still have two weeks to enjoy the gift of eating produce that is fresh, local and in season.  Choosing to eat this way is a magical gift to 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 in November. Just in time for your holiday recipes. 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.

VEGETABLES

  • Artichoke
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Daikon
  • Fennel
  • Potato
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash
  • Yams

FRUIT

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 check out my Vitamin C.A.K.E bundle for plant based recipes, juices and video links that I know you’ll love. 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.  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.

This meatless meal is sure to be a favorite with your family and they won’t know it’s vegan unless you tell them!

Enjoy and tag me @EarthlyBodies on social media or #EBNLMeatlessMeals to share your creation and your family’s priceless reactions.

Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to Live!

Oranges – What’s In Season For October

It would be hard to find someone who doesn’t like oranges. For a lot of us it was one of the first fruits we were given. Not to mention each slice looks like a smile…who doesn’t love that?! Along with the fact that they are loaded with Vitamin C which keeps our immune systems boosted here are a dozen reasons that oranges are today’s What’s In Season For October.

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High In Vitamin C
Vitamin C is the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body, responsible for preventing free radical damage to the cells and DNA. Just one orange provides 116% of the daily value of vitamin C. Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to boost the immune system. It has also been proven to help lower blood pressure, reduce lead levels in the blood and support eye health, which may reduce the risk of cataracts.

High In Antioxidants
Oranges are full of the potent antioxidant vitamin C as well as many other phytonutrient compounds believed to have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and premature aging by neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress to the body.

Immunity Boost
The high concentration of vitamin C found in oranges helps boost the immune system, which can help ward off sickness and disease. Regular consumption of oranges is a great way to help prevent the common cold and flu.

Dietary Fiber
Oranges are a good source of dietary fiber, providing about 12.5% of the daily value per orange. Fiber helps support a healthy digestive system and may aid in weight loss by balancing the metabolism. Fiber also helps reduce cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels.

Diabetes
So often people I speak with are concerned about the effects of sugar in fruits. I am always so happy to let them know that the natural fructose in oranges helps balance blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. It’s natures candy!

Anti-Inflammatory
Studies show that oranges anti-inflammatory benefits thanks to a phytonutrient called herperidin which can reduce inflammation. Chronic inflammation can contribute to cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis and many other conditions. Vitamin C is also associated with a reduced risk of inflammatory diseases like asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Potassium
Oranges are a good source of potassium. Potassium helps to lower blood pressure and supports overall heart health. It is also essential for maintaining good bone density. Potassium deficiency is associated with bone disease like osteoporosis.

Hearth Health
The herperidin in oranges has also been found to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol in animal studies. The anti-inflammatory properties of herperidin and vitamin C also offer great cardiovascular support. The potassium obtained from oranges can also help to reduce blood pressure and the fiber they contain is essential in maintaining good heart health.

Stomach Health
Studies have found that oranges may help to treat stomach conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. They are also believed to help fight stomach ulcers and may help to reduce the risk of stomach cancer.

Cancer Prevention
Citrus fruits are believed to help fight cancer. Studies have found that citrus could reduce the risk of stomach, mouth, larynx and pharynx cancers by 40 – 50 percent. Oranges are a potent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer and other types of cancer as well. Oranges contain many other healing properties as well as phytonutrients like anthocyanins that have anticancer properties.

Lung Cancer & Respiratory Health
Oranges contain high amounts of the carotenoid called beta-cryptoxanthin. A study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention found that foods rich in beta-cryptoxanthin like oranges supported respiratory health and reduced the risk of lung cancer by 27%.

That’s a lot of amazing things your body can receive from eating oranges! The fact is #NatureAlwaysWINS and you CAN #EatYourMedicine to better health. Click here to visit ShopEBNL for all of your healthy natural living goals. SHARE this post with anyone you think can benefit from it which is everyone. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

What’s In Season – October Edition

appleEating 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

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Quince
  • Star Fruit

VEGETABLES

  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chicory
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Shallots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter Squash

HERBS

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Chervil
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Lovage
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

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 check out my Vitamin C.A.K.E bundle for plant based recipes, juices and video links that I know you’ll love. 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. Be sure to opt in to the mailing list to 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.