Are toxins undermining your weight loss efforts? If you are wondering why it’s so hard to lose weight it may be that toxins in your body are interfering with your metabolism. What are toxins? Any substances that are poisonous to your system, either from the outside: your food, air, water, environment or the inside: normal products of metabolism that have to be eliminated. The liver is working constantly to break these substances down and send them off to be eliminated through
We won't be serving this at CRJR but we're serving it in our house in NY this week, as the first snow falls. I love it when I’m ahead of the curve, the satisfaction of saying “I knew about that years ago!” Suddenly bone broth is everywhere. The real satisfaction is knowing that these ancient healing remedies are being revived. Now that fall is here, cold raw foods and juices just do not have the same appeal. Yet as the weather changes sometimes it feels like we need a reset.
Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world, including the Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems, a detox retreat is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body and mind. Today, doing a detox has become a bit of a fad with lots of products, programs, and advice out there. Of course that brings out the other side, usually doctors, the "experts", who say it's all nonsense. For example, WebMd says your organs are always cleansing themselves so there's no need to "
Working at a health retreat I find myself engaged in conversations about what to eat to be healthy. There's a lot of devotion out there to various systems; vegan, paleo, raw, and so on... In the midst of it I feel obligated to stand for my perspective that we're all different, and we may even be different today than we were yesterday or will be next week. With that in mind I wanted to share here the foods that my colon loves, maybe yours will too! 1. Water So simple but serio
Change is here again, or is that still? This is a good thing, right? Massage requires change. Adapting, growth, learning all require change. Our world is changing. Some changes are good, some of them bad, even so, most of us are all for change. If there is no change there is a denial or a stagnation and some movement stops. Some changes seem to happen to us but we also have the ability to initiate change ourselves. We discern and discriminate, we can allow the desired changes
The colonic cabin has closed it's doors for the season here in Upstate New York. Thirteen years, over 3000 colonics, and I am still unraveling the mysteries of the colon. Every year I make new discoveries, find new ways to connect and coax the colon to let go, to free it from the old and find a new healthy beginning. I still love to see the amazement of people when they see how much they've been carrying around. It happens here every day, over and over, letting go on many lev
The power is out again. It's not uncommon here in the jungle. We’ve adapted pretty well with our jugs of water, flashlights, candles, propane. But in these moments where we really feel the pain...no internet! It’s scary how distressed I can feel. Every few minutes it seems I have a thought that sends me to my computer to check something, Skype someone, inquire about something, plan something, work on something or just distract myself. At the same time I hate being lost in tha
So many things have been written about the path to good health, often contradicting each other. We here at CRJR do not represent any one particular way. We love to stay up to date on the latest research in health and learn from different systems. We encourage our participants to try things out and observe what works for them. Our cleansing retreat is a reset, a time to clear out the past and renew your commitment to your physical and mental well being. Some of you have asked
Even if you can't make it to our Mariposa cleanse this year I hope you are taking care of yourself! Most of us need a spring cleaning or post- holiday reset. As you create your own program for detoxing, be sure to include coffee enemas. As I mentioned in my last post, I probably have more conversations about enemas than almost anyone. People are surprised and intrigued when I say that if I do an enema I always do a coffee implant. It's my reward for doing the enema. It's kind
Only two weeks left before our return to Costa Rica! Ready to begin the jigsaw puzzle, how to make 4 suitcases each weigh 49 pounds and have everything we need for six months including supplies for all of you adventuresome health seekers joining us this March. Part of our preparation is a visit to our local herbalist, Kara, who has formulated our own special liver cleanse tea. We like to give the liver special attention with herbs to support it’s detoxification. Did you know