What’s The Daniel Diet

Have you heard of the Daniel Diet? It is based on the book of Daniel on the bible, which is often credited as the ancient foundation for a plant-based diet. On Chapter 10, the book describes the vegan fast the Prophet Daniel followed: “I ate no delicacies, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

In the book, after those 21 days, Daniel appeared healthier.

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So What Is The Daniel Diet?

The plan is a plant-based program inclusive of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils. No caffeine, alcohol, additives, or preservatives are allowed. Usually, participants partake in the plan for a period of 21 days, often as part of a religiously motivated fasting period.

In 2010 researchers at the Univ of Memphis studied the diet and found that:

  • Fights inflammation
  • High in antioxidants
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Protects against diabetes
  • Fights obesity

And even if you consume small amounts of dairy or flesh (perhaps as a condiment or in truly small amounts), they diet seems to provide the same benefits.

I love the idea of giving your body a respite from processed foods, chemicals and foods that produce an inflammatory response. And it’s a great reminder that a plant-based diet is not a fad diet, it’s been around since biblical times!

So get curious, add more plants to your plate and let me know how you feel! And let me know in the comments below!

The Benefits of Hemp

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant.

I know what you’re thinking….

But that’s not what we’re going to talk about here.

Hemp is an ancient plant that has many industrial uses, from clothing, to accessories and even furniture making. It has been in use for hundreds of years in places like Japan, India and the middle east.

But you can also obtain many health benefits from it by adding the seeds to your diet.

Check out this video to learn how you can benefit from consuming hemp on a regular basis.

Amazing, right!

Do you currently use hemp?

If so, which way do you prefer it?

If not, would you considering giving it a try?

Let me know in the comment section below.

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!


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.


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?

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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!

How To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle

Does change come easy for you? Are you comfortable with your current lifestyle filled with too much BK, McD’s, coffee and soda? Do you enjoy the benefits of that lifestyle (weight gain, mood swings and premature aging)?!?!? I bet you DON’T!

This video will give you some insights into changing your life and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.



Serious, long-lasting changes in diet and lifestyle may require the coaching of a wellness or health professional but there are many things you can do TODAY to help put you on that path towards happiness, health and good stuff!

Check out the video and let me know what you think about today’s topic. Click the “like” button below and share this video to all of your friends all over the internet.

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”...