Juice Cleansing

Recently, as many of you know, I completed a 5 day juice cleanse.  Why would anyone want to do such a thing, you ask? Good question, let me give you my reasons for deciding to jump on the juice cleanse train.

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1) Personal Health
2) Weight Loss Benefits
3) Elimination of Cravings
4) Chronic Skin Blemishes/Acne
5) Improving Energy and Sleep

How it works? Well, first you either create or purchase your juice cleanse.  The cleanse I did consisted of 6 juices a day that were all different and served a unique purpose in the body.  Each juice had specific ingredients/nutrients that flushed and healed various organs and parts of the body.  You drink a juice every 2-3 hours with regular water in between and an herbal tea once a day (ie. no caffeine).  And under no circumstances do you eat solid food.

“Sounds……great…..good luck with that” , was probably the second most common response to “I’m doing a juice cleanse”, that I received second only to “What? Why?”. To be clear, I’m not exactly your average Joe when it comes to trying new and interesting nutrition trends.  Juice cleansing, while far from new, was something I had always wanted to try and had never quite gotten around to.  Of course I had been juicing for a few years, but I had never forgone all solid food for 5 days at a time.

What were the results? Let me describe it to you in 10 words or less….” It was……amazing, healing, positive, energy boosting, and pure awesome!”
My sleep and energy level improved greatly, my skin has cleared up considerably, some other aches and pains have dissipated, and I lost about 6lbs permanently it seems.  Not to mention I’m proud of myself for lasting 5 days without solid food! Yep! I said it, I’m proud:)

As a result, Living Green Nutrition is now offering juice cleanses for purchase, pickup or delivery within the Halton Region.  Place your order 24 hours in advance for 1,2, 3, or 5 days, have it delivered to your doorstep each morning or pick it up from a convenient location in Milton; drink and enjoy the benefits! Email me at jaclynclarkson@livinggreennutrition.com or call 416-992-1586 for more details!

You can also contact me from the contact page for more information.

Just a reminder that Living Green Nutrition can now be found at the beautiful VedaLift clinic at 450 Bronte St. S, Unit 111 any time! Come in for your FREE 30 minute session with me at your convenience any time before January 31, 2015! Why wait until after all the holiday parties? Come learn how to stay healthy for the holidays.

Stay tuned for our Healthy Holidays Seminar at VedaLift on December 1st from 7-9pm! Learn about how to tackle all the baking, parties, hectic schedule, and family get togethers in a healthier way that will let you enjoy the holidays without all the extra weight gain, exhaustion, and general fatigue. R.S.V.P to VedaLift at info@vedalift.com to reserve your seat as seating is limited to 15 people at $5 each.

Have a happy and healthy Wednesday!

Sincerely,

Jaclyn Clarkson

The Living Green Girl

Free 30 Minute Discovery Session

From now until the end of December 2014, Living Green Nutrition will be offering free 30 minute Discovery Sessions.

cropped-logo-web-small.jpgIt is official that Living Green Nutrition can now be found at VedaLift found at 450 Bronte St. S. Unit 111 in Milton, ON.  VedaLift is a fantastic holistic care clinic offering not only Holistic Nutrition, but Herbal Medicine, Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, and Acupuncture.  And also keep an eye out for our monthly to semi-monthly seminars on different health and nutrition topics.

Discovery Sessions are meant to give you an opportunity to speak with me (Jaclyn) about what holistic nutrition is and how it can help you. It is a great time to ask about any concerns you may have about your health or your family’s health.
Holistic Nutrition can help with a number of issues.  For example one of my specialties is digestive disorders.  Have you or does anyone in your family get gas, bloating, stomach pains, puffy eyes, dark circles, dry and brittle hair or nails, constipation, or diarrhea, or been diagnosed with the elusive “IBS”? These are all symptoms that can be improved and many times eliminated.

I look forward to meeting you all! Let’s get healthy together one step at a time.

Yours,

Jaclyn

Should I be eating Paleo?

 

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Being “paleo” is one of the more recent trends we have been seeing over the last couple of years.  I first ran into this diet during my varsity rowing days at university.  Two of my teammates decided they would become start eating this Paleolithic diet as they called it.  So naturally the rest of us were curious but not quite curious enough to try it….I mean….no pasta? how much meat? no bread? no ice cream?! Imagine your university days without any of these things and you can imagine why I didn’t end up trying it.

Needless to say, the next time I ran into this diet was at nutrition school.  We studied various types of diets and eating habits and of course the Paleolithic diet was one of these.  I thought, ” yep, I see the benefit” and although I was by now completely dairy free and on alternative pastas and ice creams, I still wasn’t willing to go all out.

Fast forward 1 year after starting my own nutrition business and I find myself joining Crossfit.  Yep, another trend.  But being a fitness and health nut, this wasn’t a far cry from my typical routine.  I was still a bit sceptical on why the paleo diet was promoted so heavily in the Crossfit culture.  Until now.  Now I get it.  A full 8 years after the first time I heard about it, and many many dietary changes later, I find myself unintentionally a “Paleo”.

My own dietary and health journey has led me to being dairy free, then legume free (with few exceptions), and gluten free, which has now turned into grain free with the exception of good quality rice.  No, I do not use gluten free pastas, and coconut ice cream, and I also have given up many condiments, which wasn’t particularly hard for me, since I like pretty plain food anyway.

If it seems extreme, that’s because it is. But it also makes me feel a million times healthier, and it’s not really that difficult once you get used to buying meat on sale! Let me give you a glimpse into my daily food….

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with fruit or a fresh veggie and fruit juice or protein smoothie
Snack: granny smith apple or peach with almonds or my own homemade trail mix
Lunch: Giant salad with tuna, or grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, and homemade dressing and any other tidbits lying about
Snack: handful of almond crackers with salsa
Dinner: Coconut soup with Stuffed Bell Peppers
Snack: Changes daily- piece of fruit, raw veggies, glass of homemade lemonade, piece of dark chocolate, popcorn
Or sometimes if dinner is late (which is always is….life of an entrepreneuring family) then no snack, just water and bed.

Sound hard? It’s not.  And it’s really delicious too! Do I stray from the path? Yes, of course.  But do I enjoy it and get back on the band wagon the next day? Yes, of course.  Enjoy your treats, and treat your body with love and respect.  Didn’t your mother always tell you to treat people and possessions the way you want to be treated? Turns out, she was right!

Want more information on eating with dietary restrictions? You don’t have to be paleo to eat well, and you can be a vegetarian or a vegan with a healthful diet as well.  Contact me for a free consultation to discuss how I can help you, whatever your symptoms and personal beliefs may be! jaclynclarkson@livinggreennutrition.com or click on the Book Appointment Button above.

Yours,

The Living Green Girl

Nutrition 2.0

September Madness! It creeps up on me every year and I get that kid in a candy store excitement and anxiety at the same time every time labour day weekend comes around.  Summer is ending and it’s time to get back to work….for real.

Parents think that only their lives are affected by the school schedule and that it’s only them who look forward to kids going back; but I have a news flash for all you parents out there, EVERYONE looks forward to the kiddos returning to school! Back to school means back to routine, end of slow summer slumps at the office, and the beginning of a whole new wave of opportunity for those of us in the entrepreneurial world.

On that note, let me fill you in on some of the awesome plans coming up for September at Living Green Nutrition.  As some of you are aware, I am currently working out of a weight loss clinic located near Headon Forest in Burlington at Mainway Dr. and Walker’s Line 4 mornings a week and one evening.  Afternoon’s bring about my usual work activity from Milton, but 4 days a week I work with the amazing and beautiful Nicki Hawkins, owner of Keep It Lite with Nicki (www.keepitlitewithnicki.com ) .  As well as seeing clients for weight loss, I will be starting a series of bi-weekly seminars on Wednesday evenings from this clinic.  Our first seminar will take place Wednesday September 10. 2014 at 7pm.  The topic will be on packing healthy lunches and meal preparation and organization.  This seemed a fitting topic for all those teachers, parents, and students out there getting back into lunch packing routines.

Living Green Nutrition will continue with seminars at VedaLift Milton, with date to be determined shortly! VedaLift is on Bronte St., Milton, and the lovely owner Patrizia can be found mixing up various herbal  remedies, and doing amazing healing facials.  She also has a team of talented health and wellness practitioners including 2 manual osteopathic practitioners, 1 acupuncturist and massage therapy as well.  If you are looking for a calm, welcoming environment, I highly recommend VedaLift!

As well this month, I will be starting my 3rd session of my Health and Fitness Group based out the Milton Sports Centre up at the walking track.  Open to men and women of all ages (16+), we will be doing a new workout every week for 30 minutes, learning how to eat right and live well for the final 30 minutes, once a week.  This will start on September 18th at 7:30pm at the Milton Sports Centre.  Please inquire for more details and be sent registration forms.  Included in this group is a personal nutritional assessment made just for you, a grocery store tour, a weekly workout, weekly food journal and meal planning help, and discussions on various health topics regarding weight loss, weight gain, sports nutrition, and other requested subjects.  This session is 8 weeks long for 1 hour a week! Email me at jaclynclarkson@livinggreennutrition.com for more information.

Living Green Nutrition will also be launching a new weight loss section, affordable and an option for every type of person.  You can choose from a variety of options like bridal packages, pre and post natal, Freshman 15, and more.  You will receive information online to your inbox daily to give you instruction and have a choice between personal visits and weekly phone calls.  To stay in the loop, send me an email at jaclynclarkson@livinggreennutrition.com and I will add you to the monthly newletter giving you all my latest information.

And finally, if you haven’t noticed yet, Living Green’s website is currently undergoing some changes which will be better for bringing you all the latest and greatest news and information! So stayed tuned and stay healthy!

As always, for free consultations or to pick my brain, just call or book an online appointment to find out more about how I can help you get your health back and be the healthiest, happiest version of you!

Always Yours,

The Living Green Girl

416-992-1586

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