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
“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.”
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!

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BIG NEWS: My Fresh EBNL Juices Are Available For Purchase!

I am thrilled to be teaming up with my friends at Forland Family Market. My fresh #EBNL juices made with their in season produce are now available for local pick up in the Foley, AL area. I need my Earthly Bodies community to help spread the word and SHARE this post with everyone you know. Thank you so much in advance <3. has teamed up with (1)

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Kale Me Crazy, But Your Body CAN Heal Itself From Type 2 Diabetes

When my friend shared the news of former Yo! MTV Raps co-host  Doctor Dre’s diabetes induced blindness I was simultaneously angry as my heart broke. We live in a world where there are so many senseless crimes against humanity that have caused unnecessary death and grief for countless families and loved ones. So what will never rest well in my spirit are the self-induced crimes people bring upon themselves because of a total disregard for the incomparable treasure of the one and only body and life we’ve each been blessed with. And to be clear Doctor Dre has admitted his choices are the only reason his blindness has happened. Why would anyone want to break their family’s hearts on purpose? I am going on record saying to every eye that is reading this it is not an example of true love to put your family in a place in this world where you are not with them as the best version of yourself because of something every single one of us has control over: what we put in our mouths. Your body was designed to and wants to heal itself. Your job is to #EatYourMedicine and to give your body what it wants so it can SHINE for you. Is the loss of your eyesight, your toes, your freedom or your life really worth the excuse “but I just can’t live without _____” (insert whatever garbage “food” like substance you have turned into a crutch for sub par health).

#EatYourMedicine and allow your body to heal itself of ailments you have dealt with for far too long.

#EatYourMedicine and allow your body to heal itself of ailments you have dealt with for far too long…that’s love. Visit ShopEBNL

My hope is that by sharing the story below someone wakes up and realizes YOU DESERVE BETTER and not wait until their health gets to such a low for awareness to be implemented. I have clients that suffered from hypo/hyperglycemia, pre-diabetes, type 1 and type 2 insulin dependent diabetes and have either been healed and/or greatly eradicated the side effects of the disease by simply allowing me to show them how to make their bodies a safe place to live and let food be their medicine.

Check out these stats! Diabetes is a serious global concern.

  • 371 million people have diabetes worldwide.
  • 552 million people are estimated to have diabetes by 2030.
  • 4.8 million deaths are due to diabetes every year
  • 80% of people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries.

Former Yo! MTV Raps co-host Doctor Dre has gone blind and lost a toe since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over a decade ago. In an interview with the New York Times, Dre explained how he didn’t take his health seriously even after his diagnosis in the early 2000s.

Dre has been blind for three years.

“My stubbornness put me where I’m at. Now my energy is going to change that,” Doctor Dre told New York Times. “We got young people, grown people, old, all having this. We can prevent this. We can cure this. I have an idea how to do it.”

Born Andre Brown, Doctor Dre and his former partner Ed Lover became pop culture fixtures during their tenure as hosts of Yo! MTV Raps from 1988 to 1995. The duo even starred in their own feature film, the slapstick comedy Who’s the Man? in 1993.

Dre is expected to undergo weight-loss surgery to help in curbing the disease’s effects. His surgery is expected to be featured in a reality television series he’s developing with Bill Adler, author and former Def Jam publicist. Adler says that despite Dre’s history within the industry, there haven’t been many people who have offered to tell this story.

“These are people I’ve known for 30 years, and they haven’t gotten back to me,” Adler told the Times. “Dre just wants to share his enthusiasm with people. There are plenty of other folks who star in reality shows who are plainly narcissists, who are convinced every absurd thing out of their mouth has to be captured by a television camera. That is not Dre.”

Hopefully, this will be a project that someone is willing to get behind. Hip-hop and health issues have generated major headlines as of late with the deaths of luminaries such as Guru, Heavy D and Nate Dogg. A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg passed away in March after over two decades of battling diabetes.

While I pray that lives are saved thru the awareness he is now bringing to diabetes I hate that he has unnecessarily loss a very precious part of his health due to his own stated stubbornness.

Here are 8 things you can do to prevent or allow your body a chance to heal itself of diabetes.

  1. Eliminate all animal products from your diet. Elevated blood glucose has been known to normalize in as little as 2 to 3 weeks after animal source foods are eliminated.
  2. Eat a mostly raw, low-calorie, nutrient dense, whole food, plant-based diet like the one you can get customized with Earthly Bodies Natural Living.
  3. Get up and MOVE! Staying physically active helps restore insulin and leptin sensitivity.
  4. Optimize Vitamin D blood levels (50 to 80 ng/ml) to improve insulin sensitivity.
  5. Emphasize whole plant foods while minimizing starchy foods that require excess insulin to metabolize.
  6. Monitor blood sugar if you have blood sugar issues; those on medication may need their doctor to help them taper off meds, but IT CAN BE DONE.
  7. Eat lots of green! Eating green vegetables will alkaline your body and disease can not live in an alkaline state. Also mushrooms which are alkaline are natural insulin regulators. God thought of everything!
  8. Maintain a daily source of essential fats such as flax-seed and flax-seed oil.

I hope that you all will SHARE this blog post with your social media and email list peeps. We have a lot of work to do to make sure the proposed number of total diabetes cases in 2030 of 552 million does not occur. I am so thankful to have this Earthly Bodies community backing me up. Here’s to making our bodies a safe place to LIVE.


EBNL Client Spotlight – Jayde D

jayde (2)SO.MUCH.HAPPY has engulfed me while reading and sharing this testimonial with you. When someone comes to me and there sincere desire for hiring me is so that they can change their life and be an example for their baby I almost can’t take it! That’s why we’re here…to love and help each other become the very best version of ourselves. This week’s EBNL Client Spotlight Jayde has taken on this mission with a vengeance. Read below to learn about her experience as an EBNL Customized Detox Plan WITH 1 on 1 Coaching client.

***SPOILER ALERT!*** She does not share her weight loss number with you because I always educate this community that weight loss is a given side effect if you just follow the plan. You will find out she got SO MUCH MORE from her plan! But I’ll share her numbers…Jayde loss 17.8 lbs in her 15 day customized plan AND as of a week ago has loss an additional 18 lbs using the knowledge she has gained. THAT’S A TOTAL OF 35 lbs in one month! Your body knows how much weight to get rid of…it just needs you to fuel it properly so it can do what it was designed to. And YES it was completely healthy weight loss because she was eating and drinking real food and flushing out toxins and other mess with at least a gallon of water each day. Okay I’m done…read the rest for yourself <3.


“I first want to thank you for both taking me on as a client and being a beacon of inspiration. You’ve made me feel very comfortable and capable to make healthier decisions in terms of what my family and I eat and drink. 

I’ve tried kicking soda many, many times and had minor success but I am not even looking for anything else to drink aside from water or raw juices/shakes. I feel so good about what I decided to take on here and I owe that to you; thanks so much.

Now for what this program has done for me and my lifestyle!

I was very skeptical when I came across this but because I know you and trust you, I believed that you must be getting the results you were claiming or you wouldn’t take the time to put all this together. 

I waited as long as I could until I just couldn’t think of another excuse of why I shouldn’t give this is a go. I entered this program with the hopes that I would feel better internally as well as provide a better example for my daughter. She’s two and she loves to be in the kitchen, involved in what’s being prepared and eaten. I didn’t want her to eat well and then her parents’ turn around and eat processed, fast foods and drink soda all the time. So those were my initial motivations for starting the program. I have to say that I am a hardcore skeptic and I always believe that I’m the exception to every rule…I always think that if one thing works for that group, it can’t possibly work for me but this did. Here’s How!

1. I used to have a heavy soda habit and when it wasn’t soda, it would be fruit juices and anything else aside from water. Now with my own personal tactics, I was drinking a glass of water or maybe 16-20 ounces as a whole per day, but it wasn’t something I enjoyed. I now get in at least 80 ounces of water throughout my day and I’m aiming for more! I feel better internally and I feel like my skin is thanking me. I suffered from perpetually blemished skin and now my skin has already started to clear up in just 15 days. 

2. I don’t cook. I can cook, but only limited items and mostly animal product. I need to cook because my family budget doesn’t enjoy constant eating-out. Going through the Earthly Bodies Detox really helped me to see that you can basically cook any veggie in one of two ways, with minimal seasonings and in any timeframe. I tried veggies I never would have considered on my own as well as fruits. I’ve never eaten a date or turnip in life but I LOVE them now and that’s just a couple of the things I’ve taken away from this process!

3. I believed that I would not lose weight during this process because I work out on a regular basis and still see no movement in my weight. Once I was on this program, I was reluctant but found that I definitely did lose weight and I didn’t need the scale to tell me that. I felt it and my clothes also told me so. I was on the second loop of my belt before I did this and now I’m wearing my belt on its last loop, my jeans are falling off and I feel like nothing fits! That’s a beautiful problem to have! I did lose weight and will continue to do so throughout my own personal journey!

All in all, the EBNL 15 day Detox Plan WITH 1 on 1 Coaching has opened up a door in my soul to great food and a great outlook on my life and decisions that I’m making to shape that life. I feel so empowered and moved to change my life for the better because my Coach taught me that I do not have to be deprived to make a change. I do not have to fill as though I’m missing out or losing a favorite item. There are rewards around every corner. I was introduced to a wealth of info and facts that made sense to me and applied to my life! I was also taught so much information that makes me feel secure and justified in the decisions I’m choosing to make after completing my detox. 

I can’t explain the freedom I feel to know that I am not bad, I don’t have to sneak anything and that I can be great just like my Coach. I am happy and excited to try new foods and prepare meals and beverages for not only my immediate household, but also for other family members. 

My success on this cleanse has already spread to my family who are now making better choices as far as what they introduce into their body. All I can say is try it. It can’t hurt you because its natural and raw, which is what your body is meant to have! You won’t be sorry and you’ll feel like a better, beautiful YOU!

Thanks Johanna, you are truly a blessing!”


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 Jayde 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!

Dandelion Greens for Liver Health!

Dandelion Green Juice Recipe

Focusing on the importance of maintaining a healthy liver is one of the best things you can do on your healthy natural living journey. Let’s talk about why. For starters the liver is the biggest organ inside the body and it is responsible for several important functions. For example: once the intestines break down things that you eat or drink, your liver is responsible for separating the good stuff from the bad. It sends the good stuff– such as vitamins and nutrients – into your bloodstream for your body to use and changes the makeup of the bad or toxic things, making them harmless. Now for me we could stop right there! With all the mess we are breathing in the air, consuming through our food and absorbing through our skin which eventually gets into our bloodstream the liver has to stay in tip-top shape to give all of those toxins a quick exit out of my temple. In short all substances that go inside our body are filtered through the liver. Here is a list of a few other things your liver is vital for:

  • Stores essential vitamins & minerals like iron
  • Eliminates harmful bacteria and chemicals
  • Converts the fat, carbs and proteins we eat into nutrients and energy
  • Produces bile which breaks down fat and to gets rid of fat-soluble toxins
  • Stores sugars as fuel for future uses
  • Regulates hormone levels
  • Helps maintain electrolyte and fluid balance
  • Filters the blood, regulating the clotting process and preserves the extra blood supply for instant release

Isn’t that some good stuff?! To keep the above bullet points rolling you want to stay away from things like oily processed “foods”and man-made chemicals like preservatives and pesticides as well as drugs and alcohol which can result in liver toxicity/build up over time. Once toxicity or build up are present in your liver health problems follow because of the nutrients lacking to drive the liver in its process. Once the liver is lacking nutrients the excess toxins and waste that has built up could go back into your organs which will result in severe health issues like hepatitis. No deal.


So what is one to consume to keep this super important organ at it’s very best? Everything that you’ve ever read in my blog that’s what! But for now let’s focus on the magical dandelion green and how it assists this star organ. The health benefits of dandelion include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and is a benefit to weight loss. It is rich in vitamins A, C, iron and calcium and contains detoxifiers which explains why it’s included in some medications. Dandelions can help the liver in many ways. The antioxidants Vitamin C and Luteolin keep the liver functioning in optimal gear and protect it from aging while other compounds in dandelion help treat hemorrhaging in the liver. And finally dandelion helps support the proper flow of bile while stimulating the liver and promoting digestion. From here of course we know proper digestion means happy colon which means better overall health. WINNING!

There so much more we could discuss here, but for now let’s get some dandelion inside your Earthly Bodies with this Dandelion Green Juice recipe because we eat our medicine around here!


Enjoy and COMMENT below if you’re going to give it a try as well as tag #EarthlyBodies with your finished product and SHARE this post and recipe with your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!  Visit Shop EBNL.

No produce left behind! Juice Recipe

Tuesday is my typical “fast food run” to the Farmers Market to pick up fresh produce. Because I like to have a clean slate in my fridge for the new goodies I will juice whatever is left and drink on it throughout that day. I admit sometimes I get nervous about what I put together, but they are always loaded with mega nutrition and it’s never anything that a spare apple or pear can’t fix. Today’s juice recipe was a yummy surprise and makes me glad that I practice a no produce left behind mentality. Have you ever juiced with whatever produce was left in the fridge and were pleasantly surprised? Be sure to COMMENT below on what your favorite accidentally delicious recipe was and also SHARE this recipe with your social media and email list peeps. ENJOY!



1 Bunch of Kale

4 Broccoli Stems only

1 Green Bell Pepper

1/2 Pineapple

3 Apples

1 Lemon

1 inch of Ginger

Yep! I save my broccoli stems after roasting the crowns. The stem shows our bodies some love too! Don’t forget to share your juicing pics with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with #EarthlyBodies and #EBNL. Cheers to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE! Visit Shop EBNL for all your healthy natural living goals.


This post was originally published July 2015 and deserved to be brought back to the forefront as it has 14 magical qualities of one of my favorite fruits that has been a staple from the beginning of my healthy natural living journey to the present. I hope you enjoy it again or for the first time!


I love lemons and I love finding new everyday uses for them! If ever there was a fruit that I rank amongst God’s top “you did that!” in terms of multi uses lemon would be in the top 3 if not #1…hmm, maybe I’ll blog about that sometime ;-). You’ll also be pleasantly surprised that some of these are using the lemon peel that we often just toss away. So here it is a list of 14 things you will find joy in incorporating lemon for health, beauty and household. Oh and in response to a comment I received from a gentleman wondering why I never give specific “beauty” tips for guys I say I DO! The first four letters in beauty spell b-e-a-u, enjoy!

Lemon Joy!

  1. Lemon rids the body of toxins and makes the stomach happy! Lemon can help relieve a lot of digestion problems when mixed with hot water like nausea, heartburn and parasites just to name a few. This is due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice. Common symptoms of indigestion like heartburn, bloating and burping are relieved. By drinking fresh lemon juice regularly your bowels are helped in eliminating waste much more efficiently. This means drinking lemon juice can cure constipation! Lemon also acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. It is even known to help relieve hiccups. I know what you’re thinking I could stop right here! It is because of what you just read and many other reasons that I begin EVERY single morning with 8-16 oz. of hot water, 1/2 – 1 freshly juiced lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper <3.
  2. Boost your immune system with the powerhouse of Calcium, Potassium, Vitamins C, B1, B2 and B6, Riboflavin and Magnesium. No more Z-pac for you!
  3. Control High Blood Pressure with the high potassium content of lemons. It also will control dizziness, nausea and provide relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression. So the next time you’re feeling fatigued or down just cut a hole at the top of a lemon and suck it. Yes you’ll make a face initially, LoL, but you’ll also feel a burst of energy aka “the sunshines”.
  4. Wash your face with lemon juice for an all natural cleanser and exfoliator. Also just by dabbing a little lemon juice on blackheads you can draw them out during the day.
  5. Take the juice of 1 fresh squeezed lemon, add half that amount of witch hazel and double the amount of filtered water and voila you have a skin toner for the ages! While the witch hazel cleanses the skin the lemon will lighten spots/scars and brighten your overall complexion.
  6. All natural deodorant. Yep I said it! Use your used lemon that you squeezed into your morning hot water and rub it on your arm pit like you would any deodorant. It will naturally and very well handle any bacteria that is looking for secretions to cause order. This has lasted a full 24 hours for me and I work out 6 days a week with some heavy sweating!
  7. You can have clean and whitened nails without a manicurist. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail for a naturally beautiful manicure.
  8. Lemon juice freshens breath. The citric acid in the juice alters the pH level in your mouth which kills bacteria that cause bad breath. Be sure to rinse after a few minutes because long-term exposure to the acid in lemons can harm your tooth enamel.
  9. Lemon has antibacterial properties to soothe and heal throat infection by gargling with lemon and water if a salt water mixture isn’t working or you just don’t like it.
  10. Freshen the fridge. Hey I grew up letting baking soda do this job like everyone else!  But you can put lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge, place it in your fridge and get the same effect WITH that great lemon scent. Be sure to remove the stinky culprit causing the smell from the fridge.
  11. Garbage disposal refresher. Every morning after making my hot lemon water I throw the used lemon half down my garbage disposal to use as a freshener. Cool right?!
  12. Cutting board refresher. We have a lot of nerve frowning at the smell of our cutting board when we have no regard for what we cut on it (i.e. onions, garlic, meats, etc.) To get rid of the smell and to sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon.
  13. Fruit and veggie wash. I love using vinegar as my go to veggie wash, but was so very pleasantly surprised when I was out and used 1 Tbsp of lemon juice in my spray bottle to rid my produce of any pesticides or dirt.
  14. No more brown guacamole! Just squeeze lemon juice on your finished guac and the lemon juice slows down the oxidation process keeping it that amazing green much longer. Also works well with fruit salad and its a win win that lemon compliments the taste of both dishes.

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Hopefully after reading this you will remember “when life gives you lemons….don’t throw away the peels!”

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Client Spotlight: Dr Felicia B Wilson

feliciabWhen it comes to losing weight my clients learn quickly that it’s a side effect not a priority with Earthly Bodies Natural Living. While it’s sure to happen because of your discipline to your customized plan and your desire to be the best version of yourself there are MANY other amazing results that scream success for your healthy natural living goals. Meet Dr. Felicia Blacher-Wilson an EBNL Customized Detox Plan without 1 on 1 coaching client. Read below to learn about her experience with the program.


“With the approaching of another birthday I decided that I wanted to be healthier.  On my own, I had no idea of how to get to a healthier place-a healthier lifestyle. I am not a diet person so fad diets were out.  Reaching out to Earthly Bodies Natural Living was one of the most important decisions I have ever made. My plan was customized for me. Johanna took into consideration my age, lifestyle and life goals.  She listened to my desires and goals- my likes and dislikes, especially when it came to my food choices.  Then, a plan was developed just for me.  I chose the plan without coaching but in hind-sight I can see where the coaching component could have been extremely helpful also. The 15 day detox  plan provided me with the food ideas, juice recipes, vitamins and motivational movies and clips that would ensure my success on this plan.  Every resource I needed to get on the plan and stay on the plan was provided.  While I did not set out to lose weight, I actually did!  But the most amazing thing about being on this plan was I found myself feeling better-less sluggish and having more energy.  I started to crave ‘freshness’ in my juices and foods.  Today I feel better and look better.  I enjoy a more natural way of living and eating.  Thanks Earthly Bodies for helping me to make my body a healthier temple.”

Dr. Felicia Blacher-Wilson        



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 Dr. Blacher-Wilson 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!

Beet Detox Juice Recipe

This is just the perfect juice recipe to tie together 12 Reasons Why Drug Companies Won’t Tell You About Celery Juice… and High 5 for BEETS!. Enjoy reading or revisiting these two posts as a reminder of why #NatureAlwaysWins. Then enjoy this recipe and let us know in the COMMENTs below how the 30 Day Celery Juice Challenge is continuing to benefit you or if you’re going to start now. Also be sure to SHARE this recipe post with all of your social media and email list peeps.

2016-04-06 19.50.10Don’t forget to share your juicing pics with me on Instagram and Facebook with #EarthlyBodies and #EBNL. Cheers to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE! Visit Shop EBNL for all your healthy natural living goals.