I’m so excited to introduce you to my very own health coach, Katie Den Ouden. What to say about her??? She is very knowledgeable, sweet, and sincere. With a true desire to help people, she had guided many people to healthier way of living. Please enjoy her post on cleansing!! -Dani
I feel so honored to be writing this guest post for Dani and her health coaching practice. Dani, you have been such an inspiration with your ability to absorb information, put it into practice, and now showing others the way to living a more meaningful, healthy, and abundant life. The work you do with others is no-doubt amazing and I cannot wait to see where your business unfolds and the numerous amounts of people you impact with your passion and knowledge. Xo. Katie
Cleaning House – A whole new meaning.
Do you ever wish you could feel the energy, mental clarity, and lightness in your body the same way you do when you physically clean your house?
This past Sunday I spent 4 hours cleaning house – everything from the pantry to the bathroom to the closets. I cleared clutter, donated pieces we aren’t using, and made space. It feels so liberating and rejuvenating! I’m starting a new season afresh and feel like I can conquer a TON of my to-do list, woot! woot!
I’ve cleaned my physical space and it feels amazing, but what if I want more? Well, there is “cleaning house” and then there is CLEANING HOUSE. Let me explain…
Many times we get spring fever (or autumn fever in my case) and we clean the house, garage, or even our cars, but we neglect to take care of one of the most important spaces – our beautiful bodies! Either we never attempt to clean our body or we try the latest diet fad to get our body beach-ready or holiday season slim (so we can pack on a few pounds of holiday feasting, of course).
But, the truth is that the fad diets, and even sound diets, can be harmful and never work when we have waste and toxins built up in our system and we never give them the chance to be released.
We have more than enough processed foods in our diets, chemicals in our cleaners, and stress in our lifestyles to slow down and majorly clog our natural detoxification systems.
With autumn and holidays on the way, this is one of the best times of the year to cleanse (spring being the other). With produce plentiful and in season, it’s the perfect time of year to strengthen our immune systems, shed any unwanted summer weight gain (or years of weight gain), release stored up toxins that are keeping us weighed down and fatigued and truly give our body the nourishment it needs have mental clarity, boundless energy, and a lightness about it.
My personal health journey started with a cleanse MANY years ago. The drastic change in how I felt was a-maz-ing. I had boundless energy, clear skin, dropped dress sizes, mindset of euphoria, and could concentrate like Einstein. (And no, I wasn’t doing drugs). The only problem was that I didn’t know HOW to cleanse or WHY to cleanse so even though I ended up getting amazing results that literally changed my life, I started out terrible and dangerously. I needed a system and support to do it safely, correctly, AND still change my life.
Now you are probably thinking crazy cleanses of liquid concoctions and juice fasting. Let me stop you right there – cleansing is and can be SO much more than that AND much safer than those approaches. To help you get started feeling lighter, brighter, and energized for Autumn and the holidays, I’ve pulled together 3 SIMPLE at-home tips you can implement to start feeling being right away.
AND, if you’d like to know more, I’d like to personally invite you to a FREE teleseminar I am giving this Thursday, September 21st, 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST.
Simple & Effective Ways to Cleanse
Without Liquid Fasts, Crazy Concoctions, or Deprivation!
In this FREE TELESEMINAR, I’ll Reveal The Quickest and SIMPLEST Ways To Root Down in Autumn and still feel Lighter, Brighter, and More Energized Than Ever! You’ll uncover why our bodies store toxins, steps to implement right away to cleanse toxins and drop the weight, and 3 bonus recipes from my results-proven Autumn Cleanse Cookbook.
If you can’t make the live call, no worries, simply register for the event and a recording will be sent to you shortly afterwards. To register, simply go to http://www.rootedwellbeing.com/Cleanse101Teleseminar .
3 Simple At-Home Tips to start to feel lighter and brighter before you know it….
1. Start your day with a full glass of water and a splash of fresh lemon juice. The liver is the largest internal organ and is responsible for numerous body functions, but one of the most important things it does is clean our blood by removing toxins. Drinking lemon water is one of the easiest and effective ways to cleanse as it assists the liver by providing high levels of anti-oxidants to neutralize free radicals produced by the liver when filtering the blood. Simply add the juice of ½ lemon to 8 oz. of water and enjoy!
2. Add one serving of greens a day. Leafy greens and green vegetables are one of the most missing foods in our diets today and yet they provide critical agents, such as chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, to protect, heal, and assist in the removal of toxins from the body. Simple ways to increase your greens include 1) using a green leaf (chard, kale, romaine) for wraps instead of a tortilla or slice of bread, 2) eating a small green salad at the beginning of your meal, 3) Green Smoothies!!! Check out these awesome green smoothie recipes to get you started: Green Smoothie Basics, The Elvis Smoothie, and Peachy Keen Green Smoothie Machine.
3. Epsom salt baths. Baths in general are a great way to relax the body. The hot water helps draw toxins to the skin’s surface and as the water temperature cools, the toxins are drawn out of the body. Epsom salts help to further this detoxification process along as the magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) assists in drawing more toxins to the skin surface. Additional benefits include muscle relaxation (decrease of lactic acid buildup), decrease in blood pressure, reduction of inflammation, and digestion aid.
Now, if you find yourself saying, “This is great Katie, but I want to do more! I really want to beat the bloat, have more energy and mental clarity, but I need your help…” Then you’re in luck! Check out the GROUP Autumn Cleanse Programs I am offering starting October 6th. Hundreds have completed this cleanse and keep raving about it to this day. See what it’s all about and if you are ready to up the standards on your health.
Go to http://www.rootedwellbeing.com/CleansePrograms
Katie Den Ouden, MA, CHC, AADP
Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach