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Introducing Kumu Wellness!

Get a Coach.

Set a Goal.

Change your Health and Wellness.

Eat Clean Health is thrilled to announce the launch of Kumu Wellness!

Kumu is a health and wellness app that matches clients with coaches to help them achieve their individual health goals! Kumu is great for anyone looking to lose weight, increase their energy, get in shape or learn to eat better. If you’re interested in working with your own personal wellness coach, you can sign up completely free at getkumu.com!

Kumu works by matching clients up with real Coaches (like me!) to help clients accomplish their health, welllness and fitness goals. Clients are able to text, send photos, and video chat with their coaches, whenever they need to, plus it’s made to be affordable and flexible so it works no matter what your schedule looks like.

Aside from being able to have unparalleled access to your Coach, the Kumu app has some awesome tools to keep track of your progress. There’s the Kumu Activity Feed that shows you how long you’ve been active each day, and how you’re doing on your goals with your Coach. To give you extra motivation and support, there’s the Kumu Team Stream where you can interact with teammates and give High Fives on a job well done!

If you’re interested in getting started with Kumu, all you need to do is register for free at getkumu.com and you’ll be ready to meet your Coach when we go-live next week!
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3 All-Natural, Affordable Beauty Brands

As if you needed another reason to love Target!

Chemicals in your beauty products mean chemicals are absorbed by your skin and allowed passage into your blood stream and internal organs. Affordable-Beauty-Must-HavesNot good.

Just like food, when you’re shopping for beauty products, look for items with only a few ingredients. Also like packaged food, keep in mind that the first 3 ingredients listed on a beauty product comprise approximately 98% of that particular item; meaning you want those first 3 ingredients to be naturally derived and easily recognizable. If you don’t know what it is nor how to pronounce it, you can be sure your body doesn’t either!

So how does this relate to Target?

Target is about to launch a toxic rating system that will grade beauty products on a scale of 0 to 100. The higher the score, the ‘cleaner’ the product is. For instance, products that aren’t tested on animals, contain a low concentration of toxic or irritating ingredients and have minimal packaging will be rated high.

This system may take up to a year to arrive at a store near you, so in the meantime, keep an eye out for these fantastic, natural brands:

Shea Moisture:

  • Coconut & Shea Butter Hand Cream
  • Coconut &Hibiscus Hand and Body Scrub
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Shea Butter Soap

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  • Mineral Lip Tint and Eye Pencils
  • Body Butter
  • Day & Night Face Lotion
  • Purify Coconut Cleansing Wipes

Burt’s Bees:

  • Baby Bee Bubble Bath
  • Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash
  • Party Lips: Lip Balm
  • Fragrance Free Nourishing Lotion

As our awareness of toxicity and chemical exposure grows, the health and beauty market must also respond and react. The 3 all-natural beauty brands listed above are affordable, appealing options for those looking to nourish the outside without harming the in.

So kudos to Target and to companies like Shea, Pacifica and Burt’s Bees, who are also concerned with the health of our products and are actively taking strides to turn it around.

For additional support and information related to clean eating, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyle, visit Eat Clean Health and don’t forget to sign up for the Eat Clean Health  monthly newsletter.

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8 Steps to Staying Focused

Can you believe it’s already February? How are your health goals and resolutions coming along? If you, like many, are struggling to stay focused, it’s never to late to get back on track. Use the 8 steps to staying focused below to help make 2014 your best year yet.

If there’s one thing we’re all guilty of, it’s waiting for the ‘right time’ to start. This is a huge mistake.

THERE IS NO PERFECT TIME! If you’re always waiting for the ‘right time’ or the ‘perfect time’ to start a new project, especially when it relates to health, you’ll never begin. Life is always busy and there’s always a reason to put it off until tomorrow, next week, or never. images

THE PERFECT TIME DOES NOT EXIST.

By putting off your goals, needs, and aspirations, you are sabotaging yourself. You are thwarting your desire to grow, change and thrive. Perhaps you fear failure, disappointment, embarrassment or criticism. That’s perfectly understandable; we’ve all been there. Refuse to let it stop you from taking action.

The hardest—yet most critical—step, is starting. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS START.

Before work, family, fear, and life in general stop you, here are 8 Steps to Staying Focused:

  1. Visualize: What do you want? Get specific. What do you want your life, job, body, etc….to look like? What will it mean for you to accomplish it?
  2. Draw a Blueprint: Write your goals and course of action on bulletin board or a piece of paper; somewhere you can see it daily. Write clear, specific goals and the actions you will take to accomplish them. Write down do-able, day-to-day steps. Chart out daily AND monthly courses of action.
  3. ‘Take 5’ Every Morning: Start the day with an intention. Set yourself up for success by reading a motivational quote or listening to motivational speakers. Believing is part of doing. You actions follow your thoughts, so start the day with positive intentions.
  4. Do Something: Make a healthy shopping list, schedule 20 minutes for physical activity, pack a healthy snack, or plan your next meal. It doesn’t focus on success magnifying glasshave to be huge, it just has to initiate action. As long as something’s moving, that’s a start. Start anywhere!
  5. Embrace Setbacks: Even if you’re doing all the ‘right’ things, there are still going to be days that feel like a fail. Embrace them. Learn from them. Keep moving forward. What did you learn and how can it make you better? It doesn’t matter you fall as long as you get back up and refuse to quit.
  6. Push Though: There will inevitably be days you don’t feel well, eat well, or make the healthiest choices. That’s no reason to throw in the towel. Balanced health isn’t an all-or-nothing mentality. It’s pushing through resistance and setbacks in order to create the life, body, and health you want AND DESERVE to have.
  7. Stay Positive: Have fun! Thinking, planning, failing and moving forward take work. Enjoy it by staying positive, even when workouts feel draining or the day has taken its toll.
  8. Get Support: Everyone needs a boost. EVERYONE. Get support from a spouse, friend, or professional. When it comes to nutrition, what works for one person may not work for YOU, so it’s important to get support with your individual needs. When you understand the connection between what you eat, why you eat, how you feel, and as a result, how you look, you can begin to make small, sustainable changes that lead to a happier, healthier, more energetic you.

Life is never going to hand you the ‘perfect’ moment. YOU have to create them. YOU have to make it happen.  And there’s no better time or place than starting now. Here. Today.

If you’d like extra support in starting and achieving your goals, contact Jodi for a free health consultation. For additional support, information, and recipes related to clean eating, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyle, visit Eat Clean Health and don’t forget to sign up for the Eat Clean Health  monthly newsletter.

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Top 6 Reasons to Run

Here at Eat Clean Health, we love to run! When it comes to weight loss and physical activity,  nothing comes to close to good ol’ fashion running! Running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories and get fit without spending hours of time or thousands of dollars at the gym.

For those that need a little extra inspiration to hit the trails, here are the Top 6 Reasons to Run:

Boost Resting Metabolic Burn: Running boosts your metabolism even after you’ve stopped running. The metabolic burn that results from running keeps your at-rest energy expenditure at a higher level than that of other exercise.A female road runner runs down a road at dusk at Independence Pass.

Stress Less: Intense or vigorous exercise helps wards off anxiety, irritability and even depression. A quick 30 minute run is all you need to reap the benefits.

Active Sex Life: That’s right. Sweating it out can improve sexual desire, function and activity. Double the benefits by getting your partner to run with you.

Save Time: Running is one of the highest calorie burning activities around, helping you workout smarter, not harder.  No need to schedule 2 hours of gym time when you can burn 10+ calories a minutes running.

Immediacy: You don’t need a gym membership, an at-home video, or fancy gadgets to run; you just need yourself and a pair of shoes. You can run anywhere, anytime, with anyone. Or alone. Just put one foot in front of the other and voila! Fitness, endorphins, and health result!

Euphoria: Scientist have discovered that morphine-like chemicals get released in the brain from moderate to intense sweat sessions. Even if it seems like a battle at first, stick with it and by the end, your body will be begging for more. Or at the very least, your energy will increase, your emotions elated and your mood will be lifted!

For additional support, information, and recipes related to clean eating, balanced nutrition, and healthy lifestyle, visit Eat Clean Health and don’t forget to sign up for the Eat Clean Health  monthly newsletter.

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Eat Clean Rules

There are lots of ‘rules’ when it comes to eating. Everywhere you look, someone is saying ‘Eat this. Not that.’ Different diets adhere to different guidelines, and though there are a few basics that everyone can adhere to, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to healthy eating.

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Eat Clean Health is a huge proponent of bio individuality; the concept that every person has unique food and lifestyle needs based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: age, gender, body type, cultural background, physical activity, and lifestyle habits. Instead of ‘dieting’, which has a fail rate of over 98%, Eat Clean Health believes that food is about NOURISHMENT, ENERGY and VITALITY. Let’s give our bodies the nutrients it needs to flourish, function, and heal.

It’s time to ditch the diet mentality. You don’t need  to starve your body to see the results you want. You need to FEED your body.

Eat More. Weigh Less.

Clients love it when I tell them to eat more food. What’s better than eating more yet weighing less? It’s all about the QUALITY of foods you’re eating. WHAT you eat matters far more than the calorie count. Load your plate with fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. And when you’re hungry, EAT! When you eat clean, your body will tell you when it’s satisfied and nourished.

Energetics of Food

Think about the density of food. It’s easy to eat an entire package of chips, popcorn or cookies and still not feel satisfied. Why is that? It’s empty food. You’re not eating nutrient-dense food. When you do this, your body is left with ‘cravings’; the body recognizes that something (essential nutrients, fiber, fats, etc…) is missing and triggers hormones telling your brain to find them. And so you eat more-and-more without feeling satisfied. You overeat, yet you’re under nourished.

When you eat WHOLE FOODS, you supply your body with energy. Fruits and greens create a light energy, root vegetables and meat create a grounded and relaxed energy, sugar and caffeine create an anxious, tense energy. What is the energy of your daily food? How would you like it to be different?

Eating Clean is Way of Life

Yes, it is possible to eat clean and feel amazing EVERYDAY! You can energize your life and prevent chronic illness and disease by simply being mindful of the things that enter your kitchen and make their way into your body. Yes, it takes changes–some small, some big–but those changes equal a healthier, happier you. It’s not about tricking or starving your body; it’s about making conscious, daily choices to live and eat in a way that supports your overall health and wellness.

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Group 7 Day Summer Detox: Registration Now Open!

Now that the holiday weekend is over, it’s time to throw away the sugar and load up on health! That’s right,  registration is now officially open for Eat Clean Health’s Group 7 Day Summer Detox!

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  • Reboot your Body
  • Slim down for Summer
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Eliminate Sugar Cravings
  • Lose Weight
  • Boost the Immune System
  • Increase Energy

The Group 7 Day Summer Detox is designed to flush toxins from the body, lose unwanted weight, reboot the digestive system, reduce inflammation, and jump-start your health goals. This program is an easy-to-follow, easy-to-complete detox that produces cleaner eating habits and glowing skin. This is an anti-inflammatory, WHOLE FOODS program. No gimmicks or starvation needed; only fresh, delicious food!

Eat Clean. Feel Fantastic. Energize your Life. Look Amazing. Live Healthy.

Group 7 Day Summer Detox

What’s included, you ask?! Only ALL this:

  • Free Health Assessment90269550
  • 24 Page Eat Clean Health Detox Manual
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Detoxing
  • 28 Page Recipe Booklet
  • Shopping List
  • Blank Menu Planner
  • 7 Days of Nutrition Handouts, Information, and Health Articles
  • 2 Days of Pre-Launch & Post-Program Support
  • Online Facebook Form of Fellow Participants
  • Daily Inspiration and Email Support

To register, simply head on over to Eat Clean Health’s 7 Day Cleanse, hit the ‘Registration’ button, and get ready to look and feel your best!

As an added bonus, Eat Clean Health is offering a 20% discount on the Group 7 Day Summer Detox. Enter code: ECH7SD at checkout and you’re good to go!

Registration: Now Open!

Launch Date: Monday, August 5th

Discount Code: ECH7SD

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