Dr. Joel Fuhrman Improves Health – Lose Weight Naturally | Reverse Diabetes | Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer | Lower Cholesterol

Dr. Joel Fuhrman Improves Health – Lose Weight Naturally | Reverse Diabetes | Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer | Lower Cholesterol.


False promises, misinformation, fads, opinions—there is no shortage when it comes to health, fitness, and diet.  Linked with convincing  negative thoughts the perfect excuse to do nothing takes root and gives disease fertile ground.

I am discouraged and frustrated that friends and family, unhealthy, in pain, overweight, and dying will not listen and act on information about food’s impact on their lives.  An uncle with MS, a sick overweight aunt, a sister with multiple health issues—WILL NOT LISTEN!

It is not easy to learn about nutrition or to learn how to prepare foods properly.  I get it.  I even volunteered to live-in for a week, to be a diet buddy, I created this blog and load great plant based recipes on Pinterest.  My family will not read my blogs.

However, I carry a torch for Dr. Fuhrman whose link is in this post. Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Detox Solution is my health foundation and I want to at least try to tell people about what I know works.

Do you want a solution or are you making excuses?


To your health,



Remember the Hemp Protein Smoothie I decided to supercharge with a banana? I do not think I will do that again. I failed to eat anything else and the next day (yesterday) I was OFF.

Today I am back on plan and after returning from aquatics, I had a delicious collard green salad, caraway crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers, gotta have them) and a fiery hot tomato hummus.

Dinner tonight is all vegan, and I am excited about feeling good today and even better tomorrow. My tummy is flat and lean, which is a great improvement from bloated and fat! My hubby asked me to turn around slowly just so he could see my shapely self, too funny. I did indulge him.

Speaking of hubby, he has a very sensitive pallet and decided a long time ago he does not like tomatoes, avocados, cauliflower, asparagus, sauerkraut, broc…..you get the picture. Last night I served shrimp with his miso soup, and cabbage salad, and limas and this morning he said he was both pleasantly surprised and disappointed that I prepared shrimp, he preferred all vegan most of the time and I served him meat two nights in a row!  Now that is progress. I will make it up to him, I promise.

I am running out now for a walk to the park just to soak up more sunlight!

Let’s talk Detox

Toxins love to hide out in my body, I think some may have super glue molecules! A wholesome raw diet shakes the digestive system up and I had a rude awakening from my honeymoon with VEGAN.

First, the two biggies I gave up cold turkey were caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine was simply not appealing to me after starting my morning with warm lemon water and I did not want to use dairy or soy, so there went my creamy lattes and hello headaches! I brewed some white tea, which has a small amount of caffeine and when I really needed help, I poured a cup of green tea. It took about two weeks to overcome caffeine addiction, but it was worth it.

Putting the cork in it was harder. I never considered myself a problem drinker, but I polished off a bottle of wine in one evening.  After I started my vegan and Beauty Detox, I found out my wine drinking days are limited!

When I started the Beauty Detox I chose not to drink wine for several days, then I discovered organic wine with only trace sulfites so I had to have it!  The next day withdrawal was a little scary. I developed a nervous tick in my thumb and Googled the symptom and number one on the list was alcohol withdrawal. Other symptoms included chest pressure and rapid heart beat. I did not realize how alcohol was impacting my blood sugar level and nervous system.

I found the best foods to eat for blood sugar balance were seeded fruits like strawberries and blackberries; the seeds regulate the fruit’s sugars , releasing sugar gradually throughout the day.  Otherwise, I just had a crappy day and waited to detox.  DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU ARE UNDERGOING WITHDRAWALS FROM HEAVY DRINKING!  Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening, so seek professional help; I am sure a few berries will not be the solution!

Detox also impacted my system in other ways not related to these addictive drugs. I was suddenly tired and sluggish and I was bloated. UGH!

Fortunately, I knew I was detoxing and it would pass and I knew I did not transition slowly, which is recommended. I did purchase Probiotics and MAG07 by Aerobic Life (recommended by Kimberly Snyder). Trouble was, I did not get them until about my sixth day of detox! The symptoms left and now I know changing my diet was long past due.

I wanted to share these seemingly negative experiences not to discourage, but to forewarn and to encourage you should the same symptoms manifest in your journey to be your best self. Maybe you will transition instead of jumping in with both feet! I do not think giving up all alcohol or caffeine is required, but moderation is always the key.

Let me know if this insight helps you or if you have other solutions to share!