What a Health Coach Eats, Winter Edition

I often get asked what I eat in a day and the answer to that question is “it depends”. I eat differently in winter than in summer and regularly check with my alternative medicine practitioners to check for imbalances and nutrient deficiency.

Having said that, you can still follow some simple basic principles to help your body feel its best regardless of the time of the year.

Here’s what a health coach (moi) eats during winter!

Now, below the video, tell me: do you eat for the seasons? What are you eating these days and how does your body feel? Let me know in the comments below!

The ONE Thing That Helped Me Heal From IBS

Have you heard about the incredible health benefits of L-glutamine?

The most common uses of glutamine pare to lose weight fast, burn fat and build muscle. But we now also know that this powerful animo acid is very helpful in treating leaky gut and improving my symptoms of IBS.

That’s why I used it and still continue to supplement on it.

How does L-Glutamine benefit your digestive health? Check out the video below!

And btw, Veggies high in L –Glutamine include Spirulina, Chinese Cabbage, Asparagus and Broccoli Raab… enjoy!

 

 

DIY Digestive Blend For All Body Types

So you’ve been farting stinky bombs for days. Maybe even haven’t popped properly or feel like you should poop a bigger one but it hasn’t come. What to do?

This natural digestive remedy is the bomb! In a good way! It’s a Flax Sprinkle is full of fiber and good things while also being a super tasty addition to oatmeal, smoothies, even coffee.

Check out the video below to learn about its ingredients and why they ROCK!

Here are the main ingredients:

  • Ground Flax seeds contain soluble fiber which helps move things through the digestive tract and they are high in natural oils which lubricate the system.
  • Cinnamon warms and stimulates the digestive system.
  • Ginger has long been used to help prevent nausea and soothe upset stomachs and is also often used to stimulate digestion.
  • Cardamom helps relieve gas and indigestion as well as helps move mucus from the digestive system.  It can also help bring relief from too much acid in the stomach.
  • Cloves have been traditionally used to treat a variety of bowel problems including diarrhea, bloating, and vomiting.
Home Remedies For Acid Reflux

Have your suffered from acid reflux? The diaphragm helps keep acid in your stomach but sometimes, some of the acids that help break down food during digestion can trickle up, moving to the esophagus and causing symptoms like:

  • Burning sensation in the chest
  • Sore throat
  • Sour taste in the mouth

Check how to prevent it and how my home remedies here!

Why is this happening to you! Could be because of:

  • Eating too fast or at off times in the day (like late at night)
  • Alcohol and smoking consumption
  • Too many spicy or fried foods

Here’s what I’ve done to avoid is from happening in the first place:

  • Avoid foods with too many spices, or vinegar
  • Avoid tomato sauce
  • Reduce chocolate intake
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Avoid tea and coffee

Here are 2 natural home remedies:

  • Chew on a single tiny little clove stick
  • Chew 5-6 basil leaves after meals
Home-Made Candida Treatment

This home-made candida treatment is my go-to remedy to get rid of the symptoms of candida in a flash. An anti candida diet is key to control candida overgrowth but this video will show you one of the best home remedies for candida I’ve seen. Hope it helps!

Check the video for my candida treatment below!

And below the video, tell me: are you willing to try the remedy (even though it may not taste that great)?! Let me know!

And feel free to share my new fun Infographic below!

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Food Allergy Elimination Diet

Ever wonder how to do a food allergy elimination diet? IF you are having food allergies or intolerances, you might want to eliminate certain foods from your diet for a few weeks, allow your body to heal and then slowly re-introduce foods to help you learn what helps and what doesn’t.

And on the comments below the video, tell me: Have you tried something similar before? If so, what was your experience? Let me know in the comments below the video!

And feel free to share my new fun Infographic below!

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What Your Poop Says About You

I love talking about poo! I’m obsessed with this topic because I’m obsessed with YOUR health and well-being and what you assimilate and eliminate is at the cornerstone of your health and longevity.

This video will show you the types of poo that you and me have all done and the one tea remedy that helps me get rid of long term constipation in a flash!

Be honest, are you constipated? What does your poo look like? Let me know by leaving a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Review Of The Most Common Natural Remedies For Constipation

We’ve all used over the counter remedies or natural supplements to relief constipation. We are a constipation nation! We are all highly constipated, it’s true.

While this is a billion dollar industry, someone we are still confused about which of the most popular remedies are the most effective. So I’ve decided to look at the top 5 most popular ones in terms of use and give you my take on each of them. Check them out on this video:

So tell me, have you tried any of these? Which one has been most effective? Let me know by leaving a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Natural Heartburn Remedies Tummy Tuck Series, Part 5


Acid Reflux happens as a result of indigestion, when the digestive acids from the stomach flow up into the esophagus. This causes acid reflux and results in burning sensation in the heart region.

If you are experiencing acid reflux symptoms, treat it immediately. Neglecting it can result in greater problems since the lining of the esophagus will get destroyed and will lead to greater problems.

Check out my tips on how to avoid heartburn for good!

You can try just one at a time or more than once. Which one would you want to check out first? Which one have you tried before? Let me know in the comments below!

Home Remedies For Indigestion – Tummy Tuck Series, Part 4



Part 4 of the Tummy Tuck Series is here! Today’s topic is all about INDIGESTION!

Indigestion refers to an upset stomach. Some of the symptoms to look for include belching or burping, nausea, bloated stomach, abdominal discomfort in upper abdominal area.

Check out this video to learn easy home-made remedies for indigestion and upset stomach.

Easy enough right? How about you go check out the remedy and them let me know how it worked out for you!

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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