How To Stop Sugar Cravings

Do you have sugar cravings?

If so, you’re not alone. Most of  us have or have had serious cravings for sugar (especially the refined, crappy kind) at one point of another.

In a society that eats refined sugar by the pound, having regular sugar cravings can become a serious issue that may lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more.

Some research has indicated that sugar cravings are actually a form or addiction and a few doctors and scientists out there consider sugar to be toxic.


How do you actually stop sugar cravings?

Check out the video to learn more.

So tell me, how much sugar do you currently consume?

Are you ready to kick your sugar cravings to the curb?

Which one of these tips are you most likely to implement TODAY?

Leave a comment below and let me know!


A Client Asks Jovanka Health-Related Questions

A few weeks ago I was sitting in a lounge in the Meatpacking District neighborhood in New York City with some awesome people, including my dear friend and client Jason. He was wondering if some of the basic questions that he’s had about his health and lifestyle were fairly common or if he was unique in his concerns.

Guess What?

He wasn’t!

Many people have similar questions and are often bombarded with too much information that confuse them even more!

Are you one of them?

If you are, check out this video. Jason agreed to ask me some of these questions in front of the camera, so that you too can benefit from the answers!

DISCLAIMER: This video is a bit longer than my normal <5 minute videos and a bit darker too (thanks to some lighting issues). Bare with this because the information in it is TOTALLY worth it!

In the comments below, tell me: which of these questions resonated with you the most?

Which one of these pieces of advice are you most likely to implement today?


Dark Chocolate: A Guilty Pleasure That’s Good For You!

For many people, chocolate is a guilty pleasure.

But its key ingredient, cocoa powder, has several health benefits, especially when used as a supplement.

Eaten in small amounts, this indulgence can have positive effects on the immune and cardiovascular systems and boost your mood.

Check out this video to learn the top 7 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Are you a serious choco-holic? Have you tried dairy-free, chocolate bars?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

6 Foods To Eat Before/After A Workout

Regular exercise is an essential part of healthy living.

It helps your body stay strong and flexible, helps your blood sugar stay balanced and your blood pumping.

It is important also to give your body the right fuel it needs for energy endurance and repair before, during and after your workout.

So, what are the best foods to get the best out of your workout?

These foods will help you reach your workout goals faster and get that sexy body in shape quicker.



Which ones of these foods do you already consume regularly?

Which one was a surprise for you?

Let me know! Leave a comment below.


What If The Whole World Ate Like Americans?

The US has about 5% of the world’s population but uses 25% of the world’s energy.

If the rest of the world ate as much food or used as much energy and natural resources as Americans do, we would need…

2 planets….

to sustain life.

How can you lower your carbon footprint with eco-friendly eating habits?

Check out this video to learn how!


Which one of these tips are you most likely to implement today?

Let me know by leaving a message below!



10 Must-Have Items On Your Healthy Bucket List

Are you as sad as I am that summer is almost over? I’m trying really hard to hold on to the last few warm days of the year :(.

OK, on to today’s topic.

Do you have a Health Bucket List?

How about a list of health/weight loss goals?

In my experience, these are the Top 10 Things everyone should have in their “HEALTHY BUCKET LIST” in order to ensure that all other “Bucket List” health items get accomplished.



How many of these do you have in your bucket list?

Add the rest to your list and SHARE this video with your friends, so they too can reach their health and well-being goals!

Is It Possible To Lose Weight In A Healthy Way Without Crash Diets?

Can you lose weight in a healthy way without crash dieting?

The Answer is YES! But Wait!

If you’re looking for a way to lose a ton of weight in a few days, you are in the wrong place.

Quick Fixes Don’t Work… And  You Won’t Find Them Here!

But, it is definitely possible to lose weight consistently in a healthy way. I’ve personally coached dozens of people through this process, some losing as many as 20 lbs. in 21 days (though the more typical results are 10 lbs. in 21 days).

That’s 10 pounds in 3 weeks! IMPRESSIVE.

Check out the video below to learn the 6 basic guidelines that have helped tons of people lose weight and feel great!



Have you tried some of these before? Which ones have been helpful for you? Leave a comment below this video. Thanks!


Is A Gluten Free Diet Better For You?

Do you know what’s all the hoopla about gluten? Is it bad, is it not? Should I bother  with a gluten free diet?

Gluten is a type of protein found in processed foods made from wheat and barley.

Today, you find gluten in a lot of processed and packaged foods.

So, that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Well, it’s time to get all the facts about gluten before deciding if

A Gluten Free Diet Is Right For You



After watching the video, tell me: do you want to go gluten-free? Have you done it? What has been your experience? Leave a comment below this video. Thanks!


Enzymes: What Are They And Why Should I Care?

An integral part of a diet for optimum health is the consumption of fruits, nuts and vegetables in their raw form.

Uncooked, raw and ripe fruits and veggies are full of live enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and much more.

Do you know what enzymes are and more importantly, why are they important for you?

Check out today’s blog entry to learn more about the:

Power Of Enzymes!


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Jovanka On The China Study

This wonderful read, written by Doctors T. Colin Campbell and his son Dr. Tom Campbell back in 2006 has had the biggest impact in my quest for health and well-being so far today.

So much so in fact, that I decided to complete Dr. Campbell’s prestigious Plant-Based Nutrition Program from Cornell University.

Wanna know more about this amazing book and his author? CHECK OUT the video below:



Have you read The China Study? If you haven’t, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you pick up a copy today!

If you have, what did you think!?!? What impact has it had on your diet and lifestyle choices. Please share your comments below.


Learn How To Meditate

I often say that meditation is the practice of training the mind to achieve control, peace and other benefits.

Others may define it differently and that is because meditation is a personal, highly individual practice, subject to interpretation and often adjusted based on the person’s needs, tastes and lifestyle.

Today’s video below will give you a few very useful pointers to help you start a personal and fulfilling meditation practice.

Do you meditate? Do you know anyone who does? What has been your experience? Let me know. Leave your comment below this video!



Healthy Looking Skin With Dry Brushing

What is the largest organ in the body?
What organ eliminates two pounds of waste acids daily?
When the blood is full of toxic materials, what organ will reflect this with problems?

That’s right: The Skin!

Get beautiful skin (and get rid of the cellulite) with dry skin brushing.

Check out today’s video to learn the benefits of this easy-to-do daily beauty routine.

Dry skin brushing is one of the healthier self-help methods available to us today. Try it today and leave a comment or like it on facebook.

The Power of Juicing For Detox And Beauty

I consider juicing to be my fountain of youth. The juice of organic vegetables will not only speed up the process of detoxification, it will flood your body with enzymes, vitamins and minerals for quick absorption….and greatly benefit the immune system.

It’s a win-win!

Check out today’s video below to learn more.

So tell me, what’s your favorite combination of fruits and veggies? What has been your experience with juicing so far?

Leave a comment below, share with your friends on facebook and click the “like” button below.

What Is The Food Combination Diet?

How can I eat a healthy and balanced diet and lose weight at the same time, while avoiding the dreaded yo-yo effect? The answer maybe is Food Combining.

Food Combining or Food Combination Diet is based on the principle of separating specific foods and eating them at certain meals for good metabolism and proper digestion.



Have you ever tried this way or eating? Know someone that has? Would you consider trying it for a few weeks just to see what happens?

Please let me know in the comment box below the video. And as always, feel free to share with all of your friends all over the internet!

The Benefits of Bouncing

Bouncing is one of the best exercises available today because it burns calories in a short amount of time, helps the joints and the lymphatic system too!


Give it a try! Check out  your local gym and hop on one of their bouncers and get to know them. Then, consider getting one for home.

If you have one or have tried bouncing before, let me know what you love the most about them. Click the like button below and share with all of your friends all over the internet. Thanks!

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”...