- Juicing, specifically juice cleansing or fasting, allows your digestive system to rest, so that the body has freed up energy to support elimination, recovery and healing, instead of laboring to digest heavier meals. During a time of juice cleansing, cells can repair themselves and detoxify. Freshly pressed juices provide easily assimilated living enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and yes, protein!
- Juicing breaks down vegetables (and fruit), making the nutrition much easier to assimilate, so you will receive most of the nutrition. So a juicing protocol for someone who has any kind of impaired digestion is an excellent, healing course of action.
- Juicing allows a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables, as some people may find eating an adequate amount of fibrous fruits and vegetables difficult. One can easily get a higher level of vital nutrients into the body with a tall glass of freshly pressed juice.
- You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people eat the same vegetables, raw or cooked, every day. Foods should be rotated to prevent developing allergies. With juicing, you can explore a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.
- Juicing is a great way to use any abundance that you may get from your garden, farmers market or CSA — especially the ones you don’t know what to do with.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Cleanse America Wellness Warrior Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic Co-op - http://www.rawfullyorganic.com & FullyRaw - http://www.fullyraw.com was invited this morning to appear on FOX NEWS to share her story, her success with Rawfully Organic, and even a super easy Peach Cobbler Recipe!
So proud of the hard work, effort and passion - we all have a role to play in getting the word out!! YAY Kristina!!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
To celebrate our last evening in pisturesque Driggs, Idaho, we decided to make a lovely creekside dinner for our gracious hosts. The menu was composed of recipes, or a slight variation of those from our Raw Food Recipe Collection for our summer 10-Day Cleanse. Here was the view from our table:
We started the mingling guests off with an appetizer course of a simple and delicious guacamole that Paul made with avocados, garlic, cilantro, nutritional yeast, Himalayan salt & cracked black pepper. Then we started the meal with the Sweet Tomato & Fresh Herb Soup:
Dinner was a simple salad of fresh & local greens tossed in Linda Wagner's Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing. We also served Mimi Kirk's Succulent Summer Tomatoes and Marinated Portobellos:
Then to finish the perfect meal and evening, Paul got creative with what ingredients were on hand and created a variation of his Captain Cleanse America Superfood Shake, turing it into more of a pudding by adding extra bananas and some dates.
We'll miss this beautiful part of the United States. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Teton Valley, please jump at the chance! We also have another real treat to share from our time here. A few days ago we created a beautiful fruit cake with some of our special little friends. Please click here for the video - We promise you'll love it!!
The Cleanse America Community Site is a thriving hub of inspiration, motivation, education and support. The current cleanse content including recipes and daily videos will be available until Septemeber 10th, so please some join us, if you haven't already. You won't be disappointed! www.cleanseamerica.com
Have a beautiful week!
The Cleanse America Team
Friday, June 22, 2012
- be a member of our current Cleanse
- LIKE us on FACEBOOK
- Share about Cleanse America on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc (we'll trust you)
- Add your name, where you live and how you found out about Cleanse America when you enter the drawing.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
The first day of summer 2012 AND Cleanse America's 10-Day Cleanse will start this Wednesday, June 20th!
Our Founder, Paul Risse & I are flying out to Wyoming today and will be setting up the Cleanse America Mobile Headquarters in the Tetons. We'll be spending the first half of the cleanse there along with our Creative Director & videographer, Daniel Hayhurst, who is currently living in Driggs, Idaho. If you are already registered and at our Community Site, you'll be getting glimpses of the beautiful landscape and mountains of Idaho & Wyoming via photos and videos during the cleanse!
Since we'll be spending much of today in the air, I wanted to leave you with a delicious recipe that is part of our recipe collection for our summer cleanse. We have over 80 delicious recipes just waiting for you to enjoy at our Community Site! To get the recipes, Guidelines for Cleansing, all the videos that will be shared during the cleanse and to access the amazing support of like-minded people from all over the globe - click here to register. Once you've paid the registration fee (just $25), you will be sent a link that will take you right to our Community Site to sign in and get geared up for this Wednesday's Cleansing Extravaganza!
1 cup julienned yellow & zucchini squash
2 tomatoes, seeded & diced
1 small red bell pepper, seeded & julienned
1 small cucumber, peeled if not organic, diced
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted then halved
¼ cup sliced red onion
1 - 2 tablespoons cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Himalayan salt & freshly ground black pepper
Fresh mint sprigs to garnish
In a large bowl combine ingredients and gently toss. Serve with fresh mint sprigs as garnish.
Much love & Vibrant Health to you!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
My whole life I had sought out spiritual teachers, studied philosophy, world religions and done many different things to explore the temporary alignment with one could have with spirit. From what I can see many have had the dogma/religion of God without having the direct experience. It is my hope that Cleanse America will awaken people not only to new levels of health but also to into a deeper relationship with God.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Here are 6 Ways to Boost Your Health (non-food related)
So if you can gratefully walk barefoot in the sun while laughing at a positive joke you are on the right track!!!
Have a great day!!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
7 Ways You Can Prepare for the Cleanse:
1. Find out the dates and times of your local farmers market(s) so you can get a jump start on finding fresh locally grown organic fruit & vegetables.
2.Tell your friends and family of your intentions with the cleanse. This is helpful for accountability and for planning out meals/schedules.
3. Write down specific goals/intentions and place them in areas where you will see them often. Fridge, bathroom mirror, etc... Write intentions in positive present tense. Example: I am in the best shape of my life and I love the way I feel :)
4. Set aside 5-10 minutes everyday to visualize yourself completing the cleanse and transforming your health.
5. Start eating cleaner food now. Taper off of caffeine/alcohol. This would also be a great time to give up smoking.
6. Clean out your fridge and cabinets of unhealthy food. This will help with temptations and there is something beautiful about a fridge filled with fresh fruits and veggies.
7. Find a workout partner who will support and encourage you. Dance, walk, jog, stretch, spin, yoga, laugh or swim. Have fun when you exercise!
With just a week left everyone at Cleanse America Headquarters is getting really excited! Looking forward to having you with us for this wonderful experience!
Also thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes this week ; )
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Here are 8 ways that your participation in this cleanse can give back to the earth:
1. Every purchase of fruit/vegetable supports a farmer.
2. If you compost your pulp from juicing/prepping, it can revitalize soil and supercharge it with micronutrients.
3. If you plant the seeds from the fruits/veggies you eat, you can grow infinitely more than you consume.
4. When you grow or purchase real, raw foods (especially locally grown), it lowers the carbon footprint associated with packaged processed foods.
5. You can save your seeds and send them to areas of the world that could use them.
6. The amount of trash you accumulate will be greatly reduced.
7. You will be eliminating (pooping and peeing) more often. If the correct systems are set up this can be tremendously helpful to soil regeneration and water consumption. Compost toilets may be a stretch for most but I had to throw it in to at least plant a seed :)
8. You will be lighter and in turn your steps will be easier for the earth to bear.
We're all getting excited about the cleanse here at CA Headquarters! If you're not signed up yet, now is a great time to do so you can get plugged into our new Community Site to be inspired, educated, to connect and to download the digital materials that will help you plan for a very successful cleansing experience! www.cleanseamerica.com to register.
See you there!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
There's also enthusiastic appreciation for our amazing line up of Wellness Warriors who will be sharing their support, education and inspiration in our recipe collections and on the community site during our June cleanse! Each one brings a unique perspective and amazing gift to this movement:
Anthony Anderson - has been an international male model since 2003, and while working for companies like Loreal, Macy's, Target, and Paul Mitchell, he developed a deep passion for green living and nutrition. As he delved deeper into the holistic lifestyle, he discovered the joys of gardening and realized that it just may be the panacea that will heal humanity and planet Earth. His mission is to inspire others to grow and create paradise on the planet once again. He founded www.GrowParadise.com to help inspire others to grow their own food and create a paradise planet here and now.
Bill Barlow - a true trail blazer! Bill has taken control of his health in a mighty and powerful way - losing 200 pounds in just one year through cleansing and raw foods, and through his passion and determination. He's currently a student at Health Coach University, finishing his Health Coach Certification and was recently trained and certified by Dr. Robert Morse as a Detoxification Specialist. Bill's driving passion is pass on the knowledge and experience he has had to others and is now traveling around the country and world spreading the message that You CAN Heal Your Body! www.rawfoodformylife.com
Daniel Hayhurst - Creative Director & videographer for Cleanse America, Daniel studied film at the Los Angeles Film School and is the Director of the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and co-owner of Smooth Stone Productions. Daniel also works with Russell James, The Raw Chef, on the filming of his video projects, as well as shooting for Dhrumil Purohit & Dr. Alejandro Junger's Clean Program. While filming the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and working with Penni Shelton & Russell James, on the set of his home study courses and DVDs, Daniel became enlightened to world of health and healing and has been passionate about helping and supporting others on this journey ever since.
Dara Dubinet - celebrity raw food chef, feng shui aficionado, specialist in the art of living a beautiful life and poster child for the raw food diet! Dara is passionate about turning others on to how naturally delicious raw foods are, and she loves showing how to prepare them in beautiful and creative ways. She's a You Tube phenomenon and was voted Sexiest Raw Food Chef in the most recent Best of Raw Awards. Be sure that you are subscribed to Dara's You Tube channel and that you're following her on Facebook for daily shots of inspiration and raw food goodness!
Jeff Skierik - AKA The Rawtographer. Jeff has worked with and photographed many of the pioneers and leaders of the holistic health movement, but he is so much more than just the guy behind the camera. Jeff has embraced much of what he has learned over the past couple of decades and he walks the walk of a true Wellness Warrior. Jeff's an encyclopedia of knowledge - a multifaceted resource on fitness training, nutrition, wellness, technology and music. You must visit his website to get the full understanding of his sphere of influence. We're thrilled to have Jeff on board Team Cleanse America!
Judita Wignall - Certified Holistic Health Counselor (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) & Raw Food Chef & Nutrition Educator (Living Light Culinary Institute). Before Judita became passionate about holistic health, she was a commercial actress, model & singer/songwriter/rocker, playing & touring with her all girl band for seven years. If you're a video game enthusiast you may know her as Judy Nails from the Guitar Hero video game series. Today she is an author & educator of clients around the country, helping them become slimmer, more energetic, radiant & vibrant. Judita is passionate about helping people reach their health goals in a way that is doable and delicious.
creates a personalized roadmap to health that suits the individual's unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. She has a deep passion for helping people achieve optimum wellness. Karen's long-time life partner, Scott Oldner has become an honorary Wellness Warrior & we look forward to sharing their story with you during this cleanse!
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, a pioneer in the local, organic food co-operative and founder of the largest raw, organic produce co-op in the U.S. Kristina has been a 100% raw food enthusiast for 7 years, specializing in low-fat raw vegan living . She is a creator of wonderful things and a leading visionary in the raw foods movement, especially in Houston, TX. She also teaches classes, coaches individuals, does inspirational public speaking & is working on her first book. Visit her beautiful websites, Rawfully Organic & Fully Raw, and her lively You Tube channel for consistent motivation, vibrancy and feel good fun!
Linda Heflin, M.D. - a family physician who's been in practice for 20 years, Linda was recently voted "Doctor of the Year" within her community. Dr. Heflin has always had a heart for the wellness & prevention aspect of healthcare and has embarked on her own personal journey of continuing education in the practice of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Heflin believes this expanding facet of her practice will continue to help her serve her current and future patients. She is passionate about the message and mission of Cleanse America and we are honored to have her an an intregal part of our core leadership team. We view Dr. Linda as America's physician.
Linda Wagner - experienced & skilled Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach who utilizes holistic methodology to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit. Linda studied nutrition and detoxification under Natalia Rose and believes in eating wholesome, delicious foods with abandon, having fun, feeling EMPOWERED, confident and beautiful in your own skin!! Be sure to follow Linda's blog for regular shots of inspiration, support and visual stimulation! We're so happy that Linda is part of Cleanse America, as we share her passion of awakening others to achieve their true, unlimited potential.
Mike Wall & Seth Luker - two music-loving, health-minded individuals who have personally learned that optimal health & function are the true keys for not only surviving, but thriving in any walk of life. Seth, a music tour manager, has fought off stage IV cancer twice & Mike, a musician & avidly self-taught health guru continues to battle an adult form of muscular dystrophy, know how important it is to maintain peak performance while on the go. Creators of Rockin’ Wellness - the purest sourced ingredients the world has to offer - this amazing, energizing drink supports weight maintenance & provides a healthy probiotic blend focused on pure plant based nutrition. Mike & Seth helping to Transform the Nation & beyond!
Mimi Kirk - a raw food vegan septuagenarian, proves that aging does not need to correlate with deteriorated health! Mimi is passionate about helping people pay attention to the most important thing they own, which is their health. Since winning the title of the “Sexiest Vegetarian over 50,″ many people have been asking Mimi to share her secrets on health and longevity, so we are honored to have her as a Wellness Warrior for Cleanse America. Chef, author, mother, grandmother, sister, lover and friend, Mimi is a true ambassador & living testimony of how to look and feel your best by eating a plant based raw food vegan diet.
Paul Risse - Being the founder & visionary behind Cleanse America feels like the 1st true calling of my life. I grew up the oldest of 5 siblings, our father was in the Air Force, which meant we moved...A LOT. I've lived in 36 different locations in my 36 years, so my experiences have put me in direct touch with the people & communities of this nation. I've been blessed to have experience in a number of professions, which include being a raw foods chef & chocolatier, massage therapist, life coach, personal trainer & much more. My desire is to serve as I lead, taking this message across the nation & beyond. I look forward to sharing the exciting journey with each of you.
Penni Shelton - friend, virtual mastermind, muse & project coordinator for Cleanse America - Penni is also a wife, mommy, daughter, health & lifestyle writer, film producer, social architect, raw food passionista & chef. She's the Founder & Executive Director of Raw Food Rehab & RFR Publishing. Her own personal journey & life-long struggle with IBS was the catalyst that helped her to discover answers and healing through adopting a healthier lifestyle that includes raw & living foods. She is a blessing on every level and makes every interview a true joy to watch. Thanks Penni for what you bring to the world.
Rhonda Lee - AKA the Barefoot Artist, is a hands-on, supporting heart-beat within the holistic health community and on our community site. She's a multi-passionate trail blazer, artist and visionary. She is a detox specialist, teaches raw food living, stress management classes, is a laughing yoga instructor and combines these into dynamic workshops and legendary events. But above all, Rhonda has a beautiful, huge heart. A Rumi quote she lives by is worth sharing with you as we embark on this cleanse - "Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." We're fortunate to have her with us on our team of Wellness Warriors.
Russell James - the UK's leading raw food chef, RJ brings amazing insight, as he first learned about the power of raw foods while doing a cleanse in Thailand to clear up problematic acne. With stunning results, Russell quickly became excited about the vibrancy & health benefits of a raw food diet. If you haven't visited his brilliant website, please do so & subscribe, as he's always sending out amazing, cutting-edge recipes that are sure to captive your palate & creatively inspire you in the kitchen! Russell instructs people all over the globe in hands-on classes & through his dynamic In-Home Study Courses, which you can access from anywhere on the planet via your computer!
Seth Hayhurst - if you haven't seen the recently released film, Average Joe on the Raw - you're in for a real treat! In the documentary, Seth explores the healing benefits of raw food and his spiritual journey into finding the right balance of life. What he learned through his experiences and from the people he met along the way has truly set his life onto a new and exciting course. Beyond his gifted sense of humor and his always engaging personality, Seth has a depth of wisdom that he has learned regarding intense and unique issues with real world family living. Seth is valued member of our Wellness Warrior team.
Susan Bradbury is known by many of you, as she helps manage the growing community at Raw Food Rehab. Susan is also helping keep order at the Cleanse America Community Site! No matter where our travels take us, we know that Susan is keeping her finger on the pulse of the community, answering questions when the core team is out on location. In addition to her online life, Susan stays busy homeschooling her youngest, special needs son & is working on her first digital book. Susan is a certified raw food chef, proud mom, grandmother and volunteers within her community working with woman in crisis. She is a real-life Wellness Warrior!
Tracy Piper - Owner of The Piper Center for Internal Wellness, Tracy practices alternative therapies with a “girlfriend, you listen here” attitude. Her herbal studies began long ago with her grandmother’s root remedies, but Piper’s personal calling has become detoxification & colon cleansing. Since her Soho clinic’s opening, in 2005, this St. Thomas native has become known as the "health guru to the stars" with a flock of devotees that include models scurrying in for pre-shoot slimming & high-profile clients booking acupuncture facials & aromatherapy-aided colonics. We found Tracy to be a true healer & couldn't be more excited to have her with us our team!
Tresa Yung - Intuitive Transformation & Lifestyle Coach, Writer, Inspirational Speaker, and Gourmet Live-food Chef. Tresa knows volumes about achieving transformative healing through making courageous, and often uncommon, choices. Her own miraculous self-healing, along with her exploration into Spiritual Psychology, completely catapulted her life & health, deepened her awareness, and strengthened her coaching skills. Tresa is passionate about helping people to release limiting constraints; she provides deep clarity and guidance, helping others to find their own perfect solutions and inspiration! Her education includes Spiritual Psychology & Heart Centered Counseling at the University of Santa Monica and a Bachelors in Communications & Journalism from Southern Illinois University. She's also a certified Raw Foods Chef & Instructor trained at "Living Light Culinary Institute."
SO - with all of that in mind, I'm asking you to share this info with any of your friends and family who have perhaps been sitting on the fence, inviting them to join Cleanse America and encouraging them to go ahead and take the plunge! Visit www.cleanseamerica.com to Register!
We've already been hearing that the support, interaction and amazing digital ebooks chocked full of recipes are already well-worth the small $25 investment - and we havent even gotten started yet! Get ready for a fun ride - as our brand new community site opens Sunday, June 10th!