We all face pressures in our daily lives. I know as a business owner and a woman I’m constantly plagued with an absurd amount of stressors. Stress can be extremely damaging to our state of mind, body, and hormones. So the question is how can we de-stress at the end of the day or week? Although it is sometimes easier said than done these are some of the best stress relievers I’ve found so far, but the stress relief options don’t stop here!
Taking an hour and a half in a quiet space, focusing on my breathing, and working on my strength training has been incredibly helpful at the end of a stressful day. I always leave feeling relaxed and healthy. Not to mention it doubles as a workout. Downing two birds with one stone immediately minimizes stress. San diego offers plenty of locations for group yoga but our sunny seasons also allow for your own outdoor yoga on the beach!
2. Massage Therapy
Massage is one of my personal favorite, albeit sometimes more expensive, ways to get some much-needed relaxation time. A great massage in a dimmed room, candles lit with relaxing music playing is the perfect thing to treat yourself to on a weekend…. holiday…. Heck anytime possible! Now with so many massage based Spa Memberships like Living Water Wellness’s you can get monthly massages as well as other spa and wellness treatments reasonably and inexpensively too. http://www.livingwaterwellness.com/services.html
3. Epsom Salt Baths & Infrared Saunas
Epsom salts can help soothe sore muscles, relieve pain and bruising, and help you relax. Lighting some candles and soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a totally FREE and favorite de-stressor of mine! Infrared saunas are another great resource. The deep detoxification that comes with the intense sweat session from an Infrared sauna is an amazing way to relax and can relieve pain and sore muscles just like baths but better because it also burns 600 calories in 30 minutes. I use this Infrared Sauna weekly!
4. Magnesium Supplements
It’s important to have the right amounts of magnesium and calcium in the body. Balancing the minerals in your body makes you feel more relaxed and promotes good health in general. Not to mention most people are fairly deficient in it anyways, so taking a supplement daily before bed will help you sleep better, feel well rested, improve digestion and overall feel much more relaxed on a daily basis. I prefer CALM Magnesium by Natural Vitality.
Journaling is more of an emotional stress-reliever rather than physical, but it is still a great practice at the end of the week. Often we hold all our ideas, intentions and worries bottled up inside and it manifests itself as stress. Emotional Stress leaves us weakened by worries both mentally and physically. Writing everything down daily takes a huge weight off my shoulders and I recommend it to everyone for reducing stress.
Try some of these stress relieving techniques on your own and share with us some of your favorite tricks for de stressing! God knows we can all use it!
Tips & Tricks to get you summer ready!
Summer is well on it’s way! The San Diego sun is out and you know what that means… time to find that perfect swimsuit! Or rather… time to get in shape FAST so you can look good in that swimsuit, right? Getting summer ready is easier said than done, and like most people, I too struggle with getting back that “summer body” after a winter full of over indulging. I mean, who can say no to those February girl scout cookies right? But after years of researching fad diets and quick-fixes, I’ve narrowed down what I’ve found to be some of the easiest yet best tips & tricks to get that body bounce back just in time for an awesome San Diego Summer!
Everyone knows water is vital for our health, but did you know that drinking more can help you shed excess water weight? Yep... fresh clean water gets rid of toxic water weight. As it turns out, our bodies retain water as a result of too much sodium in our system. The more water you drink, the more sodium you’ll flush out, and the less water weight you’ll hold onto. This is a simple way to shed a few pounds FAST! It's also a good idea to reduce the amount of bad sodium in your diet for even better results. Try using Himalayan Sea Salts instead of table salt and drink fresh Celery Juice that should do the trick!
Moving your body is key to getting in shape. But exercise shouldn’t be boring or strict! Ditch the gym and those mundane workout routines you found on the internet, and find something you really LOVE doing. I found that Pilates, it is an amazing way for me to get in shape AND enjoy myself. I love getting stronger, more flexible, longer, leaner muscles and seeing improvement in every class. But remember, what works for me doesn’t have to work for you. There’s no right or wrong way to move your body, just find something that gets you EXCITED and do it consistently!
Eliminating toxins from your body makes shedding those extra pounds a breeze! Plenty of juices and smoothies really help move toxins and old material out of your body, and leave you feeling energized! It doesn’t have to be a complete juice fast to have cleansing results. You can also try a cleansing supplement regime. Many people feel completely renewed after cleanses and shed that unwanted weight much quicker then with diet and exercise alone.
4. Infrared Saunas
Sweating is another great way to get rid of extra weight and fat! Elimination of toxins happens through the pores of your skin when you sweat. While exercise and sun-bathing are great, you can get a better & deeper sweat from infrared saunas. The increased temperature draws toxins from deep within your body to the surface, and many sauna sessions are inexpensive. I have done this a number of times to rapidly get rid of stubborn weight and when I’ve plateau. I’ve linked our rapid weight loss sauna. Infrared Sauna:
5. Raw Foods
Hold on, do I have to eat lettuce all day? Before I tried raw foods, I was worried about the same things, that it would be bland, tasteless, and leave me hungry. But I’ve found that raw foods give me so much energy! Big smoothies filled with delicious fruit, veggies with hummus on raw crackers, and even raw desserts, are only some of the amazingly healthy and delicious raw foods to eat! Eating this way really boosts weight loss and gets you on track to get that summer body!
A colonic is a gentle cleansing of the colon with water. The body can store toxic material in the colon for years if not properly cleaned out. When your body is cleansed, it can easily let go of excess weight and leave you feeling revitalized. I experienced more energy and a general lighter feeling after getting a colonic, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who feels tired, toxic, or wants to detox. The process flattens the tummy quickly and leaves you feeling and looking pounds lighter! Check out the link for the best colonic experience in San Diego.
The average person goes nearly a lifetime ignoring their bodies symptoms and red flags until it is time to be seen in a bathing suit. Only then the symptom that is paid the most attention is Weight Gain. When that time comes most are in a rush to lose as much weight as they can quickly. In a hope to achieve the instantanious goal of superficial good looks. Most people crash diet, start eating more Fat Free, Sugar Free foods, & hit the gym hard with many dietary and “nutritional” supplements. All to look good for the summer?
Crash diets and weight loss is not the topic of this blog. What we are discussing is cleansing and what better time then Spring to get clean? Spring is considered a time of new life and new beginnings. Although Cleansing can and usually does result in weight loss that is not the only point. The point is simple. Understanding your digestion is the primary key to Long term Health, Illness Prevention, Anti Aging & Weight loss. What more could you ask for right?
Our Colon is responsible for 70% of our entire bodies health. Meaning symptoms that may seem completely unrelated are 70% likely to be caused by how unclean or unhealthy your colon is. The colon is a vital part of our digestive track and the disappointing thing is it gets no love! You shower nearly every day to cleanse and purify your skin but when is the last time you gave the most vital organ in your body a bath?
Ask yourself these questions to find out if it is time for a cleanse this Spring:
*Do you go to the bathroom (bowel movement) less then 3 times a day?
*Do you drink less than half your body weight in fluid ounces of water a day?
*Do you feel sluggish, tired, or unable to concentrate?
*Could you benefit to lose 5-15 pounds or more?
*Do you find yourself craving Sugars, Breads, Carbs, or Processed Foods?
*Have you never done a colon cleanse or it has been over a year?
*Do you eat Sugar Free, Fat Free, or food with Preservatives?
If you answered YES to any or most of these questions it means it is time to cleanse your colon & digestive track. The cells in your body duplicate every 90 Days so if you have been experiencing any of the above listed symptoms you are currently duplicating toxic, unhealthy, & unclean cells. These cells are what cause illness, disease, weight gain, energy loss, & early aging. Just diet and exercise alone cannot reverse this cellular damage BUT cleansing can help. Guess what? Cleansing is 70% more effective in reducing and healing these symptoms particularly when you start by cleansing the colon. So make Cleansing a priority this Spring and let Living Water Wellness help you!
Save on Getting Clean this Spring by enjoying our discounted Spring Cleanse Program.
1 Personalized Cleansing Consultation ($50 Value)
Clean Eating Cleansing & Diet Guide ($60 Value)
3 Skin Detoxifying Infrared Saunas ($150 Value)
3 Colon Hydro Therapy Treatments ($240 Value)
(Total Value: $500)
I have a question for you. If you look at your piles, your desktop, your floor, where is the stuff you are looking for? Where is it hiding?
So you are a woman who has a big vision, a woman who has a big life, you may have a business, you might have a family, or you might be in a relationship.
The more important question is have you been avoiding really getting yourself clear, organized and uncluttered? Have you been hiding underneath all of those piles? Can you look at your life or in your business. Can you look at your goals. Can you look at your dreams. Or what you really want. And do you walk past those too because maybe you were too afraid to look?
Have you ever walked by your dreams your visions or your goals? Ask yourself that.
If you said yes then I want to let you know that there is a direct relationship between walking by the piles, the clutter and the messes that you don't want to look at and walking by your dreams your vision and your goals that you are too afraid to look at. Or that you may be getting too busy to look at.
I'm Diane Halfman. For over 20 years I have been a professional organizer immersed in personal growth, transformational work and if you can imagine as a cop for 10 years.
What I can tell you across-the-board is that physical clutter is directly related to emotional clutter. And even further, that kind of clutter is directly related to the drama in your day or how much you are struggling in your day with your business, with your relationship, with your family.
So my question for you is why are you hiding? Where you are hiding from what's right in front of you? And I know that that is a big question.
Why are you hiding from the clutter? And why are you hiding from your dreams?
Clutter, like weight, is a form of protection keeping you from the rest of the world.
And if you have been hiding, I get it. I get it for myself. I get it for so many women that I have worked with. And it can be very scary. However, what I'm most passionate about is helping you dismantle the clutter so that you can be free to fulfill your dreams, your vision, your goals and to have what you need to do so. And to not be hiding because if you're honest, and you ask yourself where you've been hiding, if you've been hiding, then you might find that there's some truth in that for you.
If this resonates for you because you recognize that you have been hiding, and your business or your dreams, your goals, your peace of mind need you to come out from the clutter to really face it so that you can free yourself, then this is for you.
If that's true for you and you can relate to that then I invite you to have a deeper conversation with me by clicking on www.DianeHalfman.com/session to schedule a free strategy session to determine your next step because I will absolutely help you find more peace.
Living Water Members get a 20% discount on my ThePaperClutterSolutionProgram and a 10% discount on on my Clutter To Calm 6 week academy. Schedule a strategy session to determine the best program for you at www.DianeHalfman.com/session
All Living Water clients receive your complimentary copy of my latest book at www.ThePaperClutterSolutionBook.com and eliminate your paper piles for good!
Diane Halfman Professional Organizer
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You Skin is the Largest Organ in you body. It is also the Largest eliminator of toxins. The pores in your skin allow you to either excrete the toxins or absorb the toxins that your body in exposed to. The most poress areas of the body are your feet, hands, & elbows. Due to the harsh pollution and environmental toxins we are frequently exposed too our skin has been direly suppressed and is relying mainly on other detox organs like the lymphatic stream or colon to do its task. It is important the we limit our exposure, detoxify our skin, & maintain a healthy environment for this vital organ.
1. Start by limiting your exposure. Most products we use on our skin are man-made or chemically based. Try using products that are natural and organic.
Try to avoid harsh chemicals like:
Cancer Causing DEA, MEA, TEA
Carcinogens like Formaldehyde
Preservatives like Parabens
Synthetic Colors, fragrances, & Dioxin
Mercury, Lead, & Aluminum
Mineral Oil which stops the skin from releasing toxins.
2. Detoxify and cleanse your skin by stimulating a release of the harsh chemicals and toxins. Great ways to stimulate your skin are:
Sweating detoxifies the skin but infrared light can penetrate internally warming the body from the inside out allowing for longer exposure to more bearable heat while also releasing deeper levels of toxins throughout the skin. As opposed to an average sauna that just warms the air around you body.
Ion Foot Spas-
Foot Detoxes increase circulation in the lymphatic & skin system cleansing toxins and impurities through the bottom of the feet which as we know is one of the most poress areas of the body.Continue on your
3. Continue your regiment of reducing exposure and maintaining through treatment maintenance. Maintain healthy skin at home through:
Epson Salt Bathes
& rigorous sweating through fitness
Start healing this vital Organ today by taking advantage of $10 off your first Infrared Sauna Treatment
Probiotics are our Healthy, Normal, Good Bacteria needed to help maintain our bodies natural balance within the intestines. Scientific Evidence suggests you can even prevent some illnesses by eating foods, taking supplements, or doing colonics or enemas containing certain kinds of Healthy Gut Flora's. Probiotic bacteria keeps harmful bacteria from consuming the intestines, aids in digestion, nutrient absorption, and is a key factor in over all Immune Support & function.
Do you Experience:
*Food Allergies & Cravings
*IBS or Leaky Gut Syndrome
All of these symptoms can be affected by not having enough Good Bacteria and too much Bad Bacteria living within your intestinal lining. it is most important to first remove the Bad bacteria but then replenish the intestines with Good Bacteria & Probiotics. A colon Hydro therapy treatment or colonic is one of the most efficient ways to remove bad bacterias and toxins but how do we replenish it with good bacteria?
Falsely we are told Yogurt is the best supplement for probiotics. Mainstream media leads you to believe these Dairy Based products will assist in your digestive health but that is far from the truth. More effective means of replacing and replenishing Good Bacteria for Colonic or Colon Hydro Therapy Clients would be a Probiotic Additive with your treatment or enema at home. Done at the end of a colonic, a final fill of Live, Practitioner Grade Probiotic leaves the colon feeling refreshed and ready for immediate absorption. You can also replenish Good Bacteria by eating healthy nutrient rich foods & juices as well as try increasing some of these foods high in Good bacteria at home:
And even Dark Chocolate
Lastly, You may be on a Probiotic supplement at home that you take daily which is great and we would encourage you to continue but please understand the difference of systemic probiotics and digestive. If you are suffering from digestive complaints and symptoms yet taking a probiotic that is a pill or dietary form you are likely NOT receiving the digestion probiotic absorption you are looking for. The best probiotic supplements for digestive discomfort are supplements that are Enteric
coated. This means the the absorption will begin in the intestines and not in the stomach. Taking the two different types in conjunction is even better.
At the end of the day the best way to increase the good bacteria in your body is directly to the source so if you experience any of the above symptoms a Colon Hydro therapy session with a probiotic additive is the best way to quickly and easily increase your bowel health, reduce discomfort, & increase your good bacteria.
Schedule you Colon Hydro Therapy with Colonic Probiotic Additive Today!
Cyber Monday has finally arrived! Just when you think the savings of Black Friday is over Cyber monday brings you even bigger and better savings. In lue of Cyber Monday and the upcoming Holiday and gift giving season Living Water Wellness is offering A HUGE Cyber Monday Sale. Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate from us for only $75. You can use the discount for yourself or you can give them as gifts for family and friends. Buy as many as you would like before the end of the week to receive this HUGE Discount. These Gift Certificates can be used on any of the Spa or Cleansing Treatments we offer in our San Diego Location. Just click on The Cyber Monday Picture for link to safely purchase online NOW! Services include listed below.
Colon Hydro Therapy
Electro Lymphatic Drainage
Ion Foot Detoxes
Products & Programs
Black Friday came early to Living Water Wellness clients and members. Our Thanksgiving Newsletter came out on Monday November 23rd offering clients 15% off any appointments scheduled, completed and purchased on or before December 6th! Now we are offering this to the Loyal readers of our Blog as well. Today being Black Friday you have the option of using our limited time 15% off discount on services.
If you are looking to do some after Thanksgiving Detox or just feel better after all the eating and drinking of yesterday's festivities this is the promotion for you! Just schedule your appointment for a day and time on or before December 6th and get the Black Friday Discount! Schedule here! Hurry while availability lasts. Just mention the Black Friday Discount upon check out to receive your 15% off all your services.
Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to be the first to receive these discounts by using the sign up box in our right hand column. Also keep a look out for our Cyber Monday discount in just a few days. You will be able to purchase Holiday Gift Certificates and much more so be on the look out for savings this holiday season.
eThanksgiving is known for being a time to spend with family, friends, & loved ones. We give thanks for the many blessings we have and celebrate our time together. For many it is also known as a time for over eating, weight gain, and stress. We often find ourselves communing around the dinner table, like we once did as children, enjoying our traditional family favorites. Although we enjoy the time with the people we love and the celebration shared we often find ourselves feeling tired, sluggish, over weight, and unmotivated to continue with the health goals we had obtained throughout the year. So we have some tips to keeping the thanksgiving holiday fun without all the back lash.
1. Make Time For Fitness:
This does not mean lose your valuable sleep or time with your loved ones by spending countless hours in the gym. We have some creative ideas that can help motivate you and even inspire others to join you. Try organizing a family game of touch football or activities like backyard games to get yourself and others involved in the physical fun. Try walking often. Take a brisk walk in the morning or after meals. Even try inviting someone you haven't had enough time to chat with and ask them to join you. This is a good way to stay active as well as spend quality time with your family and friends.
2. Eat Like a Cow:
A little different then it may sound, this doesn't mean to gorge or over eat. This means graze all day. Try to keep your meals smaller by eating off the fruit, veggie platters and salad dishes all day long. If you try this once you sit down to the less nutritious family favorites you will find yourself eating less and staying full longer. It is good for your metabolism and will help fight the cravings for the things that you normally desire during this holiday.
3. Drink A Lot:
Of Water that is! Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your body to keep your tummy full and your energy up. It's my recommendation to stay away from all the sodas and sugary drinks that are readily available during this holiday season and just drink water! Deny the juice at breakfast or a midday beer and substitute that for water for all or most of the day. Saving those empty calories from the sugary drinks to be better used during the holiday party or dinner where you then enjoy a traditional favorite or cocktail.
4. Be as Picky as You Want:
When scanning the holiday menu or buffet table use discretion and be picky. We often find ourselves wanting to try "a little" of everything. Instead this year try only eating portions of the foods you truly desire. This will help you not over eat but still find yourself completely satisfied. Sometimes less is more!
5. Be a Advocate of Health:
Often guests are asked to bring an item of food to share pot luck style. Try taking this opportunity to do a healthy twist on a family favorite. They can be equally as delicious and much more nutritious. Some ideas like Mashed Cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, Roasted Sweet Potatoes instead of Candied Yams, Yogurt Sauce instead of Ranch Dip, or even something as simple as Sprouted Grain Dinner Rolls instead of Regular Rolls. When you make these subtle changes people take notice and who knows maybe next year everyone will try it. At the very least you have a healthy substitute on your plate when you sit down to eat.
Thanksgiving is all about spending quality time with the people we love and showing gratitude for the wonderful blessings we have. One of the most important gifts we have is our health. So following some of these simple steps can be the ultimate way of showing gratitude for our bodies as well as keep you feeling healthy and vibrant to partake in the most important part of the holiday...... Loving the people around us! So this Thanksgiving lets spend more time focusing on what comes out of our mouths as opposed to the next thing we are going to put in it!
From my family to yours,
Do you suffer from frequent Gas & Bloating? Bloating can be annoying, unsightly, uncomfortable and often time embarrassing. Wether you are having a hard time squeezing into your favorite jeans, experiencing bloated cramps, looking like your 6 months pregnant, or afraid to pass gas, I think we can all agree Gas & Bloating is a major inconvenience. There are a number of different contributors to gas and bloating but before trying an expensive remedy try some of our tips for ridding yourself of Gas & Bloating?
CUT OUT SUGAR-
White Sugar is a culprit. White Sugar causes candida which is an overgrowth of bad bacteria that lives and breeds in the colon. Candida causes Gas & Bloating when it is given a food source, sugar is an amazing food source for both candida and parasites. Parasites who live off of sugar can also cause frequent gas and bloating. Take away the food source and you may see a decrease in gas and bloating.
CUT BACK ON WHITE FLOUR AND GRAINS-
Like Sugar, White flour and ecsessive grains can feed candida and parasites. Again, cutting out the food source can help to reduce the symptoms. Most grains also contribute to a significant amount of food allergies. Food Allergies can be the root cause of gas, bloating, & inflammation in the digestive track. Sometimes a simple food allergy test can help you cut out these and other foods that may be the cause of your gas and bloating.
TRY DIGESTIVE ENZYMES-
Often times when we lack enough digestive enzymes to break down the foods we eat our small intestines will create gas and bloating. There is plenty of enzymes in veggies and fruits. Try increasing your fruits and vegetables intake to naturally increase your enzyme levels. Papaya Enzymes which you can find in Papaya's is also very helpful. To quicken the process, taking a trusted Digestive Enzyme Supplement before each meal for a minimum of 3 weeks can be very helpful.