How Detox Can Help Your Digestion

Much has and can be said about detox and its benefits for overall health. But can it help you with your tummy troubles? I believe so and here’s how. WATCH HERE!

Digestion Function:

  • Digestion of the food
  • Transferring nutrition to the cells of your body
  • Processing waste and eliminating it from the body
  • Serves as a drain pipe for waste and toxic substances absorbed through our lungs and skin.
  • Serves as a home forbeneficial
  • Produce a number of nutrients that boost your immune system

How a detox can restore digestive balance:

  • Helps bring the colon back to life by stimulating the muscle movement of the colon
  • Soothes and promotes the healing of the lining of the full gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
  • Helps stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms.
  • Draws old fecal matter off the walls of the colon
  • Removes heavy metals
  • Helps clean the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
  • Optimizes the growth of beneficial bacteria
  • Draws out toxins
  • Destroys and expel parasites
  • Maintains regularity.
  • Speed up the transit time of feces through the large intestine.
Over Eating And Feeling Miserable? Use these!

This is a little recipe I take with me everywhere I travel and have at home for those days when I overeat and/or eat away from home, meaning we might be eating things I normally avoid.

Sometimes switches on your diet, even if minor can wreak havoc on your digestion. Anything from stinky farts to constipation and feeling bloated and heavy for days!

In order to prevent those tummy troubles, I add these 3 seeds together in a jar and take them with me as an amazing homemade natural digestive remedy: 3-Seed Crunchy.

Check out why they’re awesome and how to make it here!

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!

 

 

Can Meditation Cure Racism?

We have heard many times about the benefits of meditation but my friend and meditation teacher Kara Dansky proposes something that some people may consider controversial: meditation to address and move away from racism.

I had to ask her about her views and share them with you here. Check out our interesting conversation here!

At the end of the video, tell me your thoughts on this controversial topic. Let’s start a conversation with love, kindness and compassion.

My Diet Is Better Than Yours + Elimination Recap

Thank you so much for tuning in to ABC’s MY DIET IS BETTER THAN YOURS.  It was an incredible experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

As you probably now know, I was ousted by my contestant at the end of Episode 2 (Whaaaa)… That means, no more #vegan diets on prime time (for now)…

Here’s a video with a recap of what happened

Here’s the thing: The cookie was not the problem. Neither was the diet. Weight loss is a byproduct of a healthy lifestyle. It is impossible to judge the effectiveness of a particular diet based on how many pounds somebody loses in a single week. I did wish I could stay longer and show the world the amazing goodness of a compassionate lifestyle.

I have no doubt that a plant-based diet works. There is no better proof than what I see in the mirror every morning. After all, this lifestyle is what keeps me looking and feeling amazing well into my 40’s.

Give a plant-based diet a go, it changed my life; it can change your life too!  And DON’T FEAR THE COOKIE!

Enjoy the show this week and let’s root for Taj to reach her goal!

So what’s your take on what happened? Share by leaving a comment below! Thanks.

 

New ABC Show “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” Hosted by Shaun T & Starring Jovanka Ciares!

AH-MAZING NEWS! I’ll be starting along with 4 other celebrity trainers and Shaun T of Insanity Workouts on a new show that will air on ABC prime time.  The show, called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” and will premiere on January 7th at 9/8pm C.

This is an amazing opportunity to showcase alternative treatments and healthy living practices to mass audiences.

You’ll get the full scoop on the show’s premiere but what I can tell you right now is that my health coaching system, the Wellness Smackdown™ will be showcased as one of the 5 expert plans for people to follow to lose a significant amount of weight, improve their health and feel great again.

I’m honored, humbled and ECSTATIC to be chosen for this opportunity. And especially excited to show the world, and my communities (the Hispanic and Black communities) that it is possible to heal and thrive using the wisdom of the ages. And of course, a great chance to make the worldwide wellness and compassionate lifestyle communities proud!

This is a dream 10 years in the making. Please join me on January 7th to check out the series premiere!

Here’s one of the TV promos:

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I’ll be sharing my own personal insights about the show and the process of coaching someone in front of national TV here on my video blog so make sure that you sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a beat!

In the meantime, please be well!

How To Get Immediate Constipation Relief

Are you uncomfortable, bloated AND constipated (and not happy about it)?

You’re not alone.

Tens of millions of people suffer from constipation more than 3 times a week.

In fact, there are tons of people out there that can go up to a week without going!! WOW!

You shouldn’t have to suffer through that. Pooping is a natural process that should happen effortlessly 2-3 times per day if you are healthy and eat the foods that your body was genetically designed to eat.

But in this crazy, stressful modern world, even when you eat the right foods, sometimes your stomach and digestive system can get a little out of sorts, affecting your elimination process and making you miserable in the process.

Check out the video to find out how to get relief to your pooping issues once and for all!

Have you suffered from constipation more than once in the last month? How did you solve the problem?

Which ones of the tips mentioned in the video are you willing to try next?

Leave a message and let me know!

 

The Fool-Proof Cure For Procrastination

Do you PROCRASTINATE?

Be honest…. Tell the truth!

If you are 100% efficient all the time, Congratulations! If not, keep reading!

Procrastination is the bane of people’s existence. The waste of time that a lot of us engage in everyday is almost sickening.

Between social media, text messaging, and watching TV for hours at a time, we love to put off important things and focus their attention on banal distractions.

The valid reasons for leaving an important task behind are as numerous as they are creative.

If you are stuck on it and having a hard time figuring out what to do, check out the video to learn more!

Which ones of these ideas are you implementing TODAY to help you manage procrastination?

Don’t delay! Let me know by leaving a comment below.

 

Are The Food Ads on TV examples of False Advertising?

You may be wondering the same thing:

What’s up with all the ads claiming things that are not REALLY TRUE?

Ads about juices that are 100% fruit juice and yogurts that will help you poop better and cereals that will help you lose weight.

And other ads trying to sell you “foods” that are (supposedly) GREAT for you and will make you smart, popular, healthy and successful!

What’s YOUR opinion?

Watch the video below and let me know!

So tell me, do you agree? Why, or why not?

What is the strongest action you can take TODAY to send a decisive message to the folks spending millions trying to sell you these “foods”?

Let me know below!

 

3 Surprising Diet Habits That Are Keeping You FAT (And What To Do About Them)

Shedding extra layers of fat and maintaining a healthy weight requires a bit of planning, a strong will and enough discipline to carry you to your goal.

Dieting is not just about knowing what to eat and how much should you it.

But what if some of your new dietary habits are making the process of losing weight….

….HARDER?

And what if other daily activities act against your weight loss efforts?

Identifying and moving away from these “fat diet habits” can be help you trim down your waist and learn what works on a long-term basis.

Check out the video below to find out more!

Now tell me, which ones of these “diet habits” do you engage in the most?

Which one are you most likely to tackle and modify next?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Finally! The end of PMS once as for all!

If you’re a gal (or have one in your life), you know how PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) can wreck havoc in your life!

But does it have to be this way?

The truth is that the crazy PMS “monster” that some women face every month is not normal and not what nature intended.

So instead of “dealing” with the nasty effects of PMS every month, nip it in the butt with these easy-to-do tips

Which ones of these have you tried before?

Which one has worked best for you?

Which are you most likely to try next?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Bad Mood Busters – 5 things you can do today to combat a negative mindset

We all get down or moody every now and then.

Sometimes being in a bad mood can last for a while, often without you really putting your finger on it or figuring out why!

If you are sick and tired of feeling moody or having all of these negative thoughts coming to your mind on a regular basis, you might want to  try one (or more) of these….

5 Bad Mood Boosters!

They work WONDERS for me!

So which one of these are have you tried with some success?

Are there other Bad mood Busters out there that work wonders for you?

Please share with  us!

Flu Shot – Why I Won’t Be Getting The Flu Shot This Year (Or Ever)

Flu season is in full swing and kicking people’s butts left and right.

As I’m sure you also hear every year that you should rush to get the flu vaccine.

FYI, I’ve told all of my friends and loved ones that I won’t be getting the flu shot this year.

…Or Ever!

And here’s why.

So what’s your opinion about this topic?

Are you getting or did you get the flue shot this year?

Why? Why No? Let me know!

Can You Accept And Let Go?…(There May Be Tears On This One)

When you want something really badly….

And have poured your heart and soul into it……

When you have worked your ASS off for something or someone…..

When you want things to work for you and yet they don’t….

How do you give in, face out…

Let Go?

Today’s video may just be what you need to hear today.

Go back to this video every time you feel like you have taken a step backwards.

Top 10 Superfoods You Should Eat Every Day

So what’s a Superfood?

Hmmmm….

If you ask 20 experts this question, you’d most likely get 20 different answers.

That is because there is no real standard on what “Superfood” really means.

To me a superfood is a compound that contains a high amount of different nutrients (phytonutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals) and that also has health benefits.

In other words, these are foods that make you look and feel SUPER!

Check out the video below to learn about these 10 Superfoods you should eat every day.

So tell me, which ones of these superfoods do you consume every day? Which one are you most likely to try next?

Leave a comment below and share this video with all your friends.

 

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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