12 Day Detox for Spring Cleansing – Safe for Thyroid Cleansers!

 

Total Detox – Total Transformation – Total Support

The 12 Day Detox is here!

I am happy to announce that the 12 Day Detox is now available! No fad diets, no pills, no meal substitute protein shakes or powders can do what the 12-day Detox can do for you, naturally! The best news is that with the launch of my detox, I am offering you a chance to steal it!

I would like to invite you to experience the best your body can be!

In the next 12 days you can dissolve your sugar cravings and forget about carbs! Experience what it is feels like to completely purify your body and cleanse your entire system of stored up toxins that have been weighing you down for years.

Fall in love with your radiant skin and new sense of vitality!

It includes:

5 days of Preparation that include everything you need to get started

Daily emails with tips, motivation and guidance to keep you on track

A shopping list with detox-friendly foods

Healthy, tasty & cleansing recipes

Free unlimited email access for questions or support when you get stuck

Eloquent, complete day-by-day approach that will keep you on track through the excitement and challenges of your daily program

Daily visualization videos

Meal planning guide with nutritious, wholefood options

12-day supported detox schedule

Goal setting activities

Self-care tips and tools

A post-detox shopping list to help you transition out of the detox & into a healthy lifestyle

A Recipe eBook filled with healthy recipes for post-detox meals

A 50-minute personalized consultation with a certified health coach (me!) after you finish your 12 day detox

Optional: You can do an Elimination Diet Allergen Test at the end of this detox to test your reactions to foods. You may contact me for full support during this testing phase.

“I lost 12 pounds! Wow! It definitely moved me past my weight loss plateau in a healthy natural manner as opposed to weight loss shakes and pills. I was surprised at how good my body felt. My skin cleared up and looked healthier towards the end of the detox which was an awesome surprise. I was also shocked at how easy it was to do this while working. I thought it would be an enormous pain while working a 12 hr shift, but I made it work and I can’t even begin to explain how much better I felt during work and more importantly the day after work. I recovered so much faster from the long work shift than I normally do.  Wow! Thank you! I used to always struggle the day after long shifts; I always felt tired and slow, guzzling coffee to keep me going – that was not the case during the detox.”

~Nikki J.

“This detox for me was really life changing. Before doing Kehau’s 12 Day Detox I was the classic stay-at-home mom who grazed on kids leftovers, loved junk food and ate one solid meal at dinner time. I didn’t realize that I could change my habits in such a short period of time. I think the reason I was able to do so was because of the way Kehau not only directs attention to detoxing our physical body but on our mental and spiritual bodies as well. The daily emails were so helpful with keeping me on track. I lost 5lbs on the detox but I gained so much knowledge and understanding of my body and what it really needs to thrive. I feel better than I have in a long time and because this detox wasn’t extreme it has made it easy for my family and I to continue with many aspects of it moving forward.”

~Joslen T. 

“Kehau is a wealth of information when it comes to holistic health and clean eating. The daily emails kept me from texting her everyday, although she has never minded it when I have! The biggest change I noticed from doing this detox was my response to dairy when I added it back in. I have noticed not only GI symptoms, but also a lot of headaches! Kehau has told me about this being a potential allergy before, but I never wanted to listen. My rationale for doing this detox was to kick start my diet for the beginnings of a lot of triathlon training that is coming my way. Besides tri training, I work full-time as a physical therapist and am the Chapter President for a nonprofit organization so I need healthy food to keep my energy going! I truly believe she has made me a healthier individual.

~Laura M.

You won’t find this kind of support anywhere else! 

Throughout the 12-days I will show you how to reduce painful inflammation, integrate exercise and vital movement into your daily life, and transform your body into its best state of being!

You’ll also learn:

Effective ways to release toxins

How to confidently shop for healthy foods

Incorporating the best superfoods your body can buy

How to cleanse without deprivation or hunger

How primary foods affect your health

Motivational techniques & visualizations

Everything you consume during your 12-day Detox is designed to give your body the best, most compact sources of nutrition. If you’re trying to lose weight, this is the perfect kick-off!

You’ll recognize the real benefit to this system is cleansing and detoxing with nutritious whole foods, not chemicals or processed food-like substances – just good, clean food.

Most importantly, afterwards you will enjoy the emphasis we place on teaching you the no-fail secrets to maintaining your healthy lifestyle indefinitely!

 

You can’t put a price on health but I think you’ll love this program so much that I am offering a substantial discount right now!

Register today and get on the road to discovering your healthy self! Your body will thank you for it!

Normal Price: $97

Limited time offer: $50

 

Click here to get started!

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Essential Oils for Hormonal Support

Many women are uncomfortable talking about their period. It’s “gross” or considered a topic better left to “girl time.” Well, I’m breaking the rules because ~WARNING~ this post will have some “period talk.”

The feminist in me can’t stand that this is such a forbidden topic, but that’s a rant for another day. Let’s just say that I don’t bother editing myself just because the guys are around. Periods are important! They become even more important when you suddenly stop having one.

Hormone imbalances have gone hand-in-hand with my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis so I’m no stranger to labs containing testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, etc. My poor body was dealing with Hashimoto’s + Adrenal Fatigue + Birth control (for 5 yrs) + Stress so of course my hormones were a mess! One of my doctors even told me, “Birth control gives a false positive, but you’re on birth control and you only had .02 testosterone. That’s not good. You have virtually zero testosterone in your body.” I’ve had numbers all over the charts. I was falsely comforted by regular periods, thanks to my daily pill, but reality set in when I decided to get off of birth control.

I knew it would be a tough road, getting back to a balanced, monthly cycle. I tried to be prepared and even had my doctor set me up with some herbs to assist my body during the process & hopefully ease me quickly back into a normal cycle. Well, 1.5 years later and I was still battling inconsistency. I would go months with no period, then get one, then skip a month. I never knew when it was coming. It was frustrating & also nerve wracking for a 24 yr old woman who eventually wanted children. No period = no kids. I knew I needed to figure something out.

That’s when I finally tried Young Living’s Progessence Plus Serum. My doctor initially put me on an oral progesterone supplement to help with my insomnia (thank you adrenal fatigue). I didn’t like the synthetic option and decided to switch to Progessence Plus to see how I felt. I already loved essential oils for thyroid support, so I wanted to see how this product could help me.

Initially, I was only watching for insomnia symptoms but I ended up with a much better surprise! It did make me sleepy at night, but more importantly it started regulating my periods. At first I thought it was just a few regular months & waited for the inevitable “skip a month” phase. Six months later I realized that I had developed a perfectly regular cycle. For the first time in my life I could predict when my period would come! This has continued for about 10 months now without any hiccups.

So, how did I use it?

I started slow & never found a need to increase much. I only use 2 drops each night before bed; I simply rub them on my carotid. Sometimes if I am having PMS symptoms that are driving me crazy I may add 1-2 drops for a few days to help alleviate those but in general I stick to my prized 2 drops.

If you’re trying Progessence Plus it’s usually best to start slow and increase as needed. That goes for most things in life 🙂

My fabulous bottle last me months this way and keeps things happy in my body. No more panic about pregnancy & future children because my periods don’t show up. After years of hormonal challenges, it’s nice to have one thing that’s dependable every month.

Women use Progessence Plus for many different things: PMS symptoms, hot flashes, irregular periods, endometriosis, infertility, the list goes on!

What exactly is Progessence Plus?

Progessence™ Plus serum is a pure, harmonizing serum that is designed specifically for women. Along with wild yam and vitamin E, Progessence Plus is formulated with Frankincense, Bergamot, and Peppermint essential oils for optimal results.

Ingredients: Copaifera Reticulata (Copaiba) Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Bark Oil, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Vitamin E, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Furanocoumarin free Bergamot) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, USP Progesterone (from Wild Yam Extract), Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil Formulated by D. Gary Young 100% pure YLTG quality essential oil

Interested in learning more about Progessence Plus?

I would be happy to share my FAQ from Dr. Dan Purser on the subject if you would like to see it. Simply email me at KehauMartinez@DiscoverYourHealthySelf.com

Order some Progessence Plus and learn more about essential oils here.

*A side note on birth control ~ I highly recommend finding another method of preventing pregnancy if you’re on the pill. There are too many serious consequences that damage your body to make it worth it. Do your own research but please consider other options.

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What Are the Access Consciousness Bars?

Many times I mention that I do a modality called The Bars and people give me a puzzled look. The Bars are a tool from Access Consciousness, though that probably doesnt answer your question either. I thought I would explain them a bit more for those that are interested.

The Bars are an energetic modality, much like Reiki or Healing Touch. These days most people know what energy is and have at least heard of Reiki. I look forward to the day Bars are also known this well.

A Bars session consists of the client relaxing and many times, they end up taking a nap. It is very calming and takes absolutely no effort on the clients part. The Bars Practitioner simply holds 32 different points on the head during the session, thus releasing the electromagnetic component of your thoughts, emotions, feelings or beliefs. Think of acupuncture clearing energetic blockages in meridians, except during the Bars you dont use any needles and you work primarily on the head instead of all over the body. The Practitioner uses very light pressure, just touching the points, so there is no pain. This process is called “running your Bars.”

These 32 points correspond to different areas of your life and so can change things in many different areas for you. A few examples of the points are money, body, sexuality, joy, sadness, healing, power and control. Usually a session lasts about an hour, however there are no rules about the length of a Bars session. If you are in a rush, 15 mins can do! If you really want to clear things out you can have a session that lasts a few hours. It is all up to you! What’s even more amazing is that you do not have to sit quietly for the Bars session to work. You can watch tv or read a book. You can have conversations with those around you. The only thing to avoid is listening to music as it shuts off the clearing. So you truly can have Bars session anywhere, for any amount of time!

According to the Access Consciousness website, “the purpose of Access is to create a world of consciousness and oneness. Consciousness includes everything and judges nothing. It is our target to get you to the point where you receive from Access the awareness of everything, with no judgment of anything. If you have no judgment of anything, then you get to look at everything for what it is, not for what you want it to be, not for what it ought to be, but just for what it is.

Consciousness is the ability to be present in your life in every moment, without judgment of you or anyone else. It is the ability to receive everything, reject nothing, and create everything you desire in life – greater than what you currently have, and more than what you can imagine.”

Do ya dig it?

If you want to learn more about the Access Consciousness Bars, click here.

If you choose to get a Bars session, enjoy!

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The Conscious Cleanse is BACK!

We Heart Fruits and Veggies

Some of you may have heard of the Conscious Cleanse. It is my favorite cleanse! Jo & Jules are fabulous and they provide an awesome, healthy way for you to detox.

If you want more details on the cleanse, check out my earlier post where I break it all down for ya. 

I wanted to make sure you knew the next round was coming up & it begins April 5th! It’s perfect timing for some spring cleaning so don’t be late!

Oh, and I have a new coupon code for you. To save $25 click here and enter EBCC414 during checkout! This offer expires though! Make sure to  register by Sunday, March 16th to get $25 off!

Happy cleansing!!

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Calling All Thyroid Patients! I need YOU!

I am currently revamping my Thyroid Transformation program and I need your help! Tell me, what are your biggest concerns when it comes to living a thyroid-healthy lifestyle? Where do you struggle the most? Where do you need more support?

As a health coach, my job is to support you and keep you accountable to your goals. Help me ensure that I am giving you the best program for a thyroid-healthy lifestyle!
I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to shoot me an email – it doesn’t have to be long – and tell me exactly what YOU require or desire on your healing path.

Reach me at KehauMartinez@DiscoverYourHealthySelf.com

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Best Info on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Yet!

Have you heard of pharmacist Izabella Wentz?

If you haven’t and you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, you definitely need to check out her book! I recently purchased it and read it within days. Jam-packed with info, it is sure to guide you on your path to recovery. A Hashimoto’s patient herself, Wentz has written the most comprehensive book I’ve seen yet on Hashimoto’s. Click here to see her book. You can also check out her website (tip: read the blog!) at www.ThyroidPharmacist.com

This is a book that you should not pass up – it compiles years of research and will save you stress, time and provide you with answers.

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Belly Breaths

There are moments when something totally unexpected and unplanned falls into place. Last Wednesday was a perfect example. Last night I found myself driving along to a free meditation that was open to the public. They also offered a free Pranic healing session, something I had never tried before.

I had stumbled upon this event by accident, clearly pulled by the Universe. Reopening a newsletter that I had already browsed through, I saw the ad for meditation in a new light. Something tugged at me and I decided to try something new. Leaving dinner in the crockpot I drove over to check it out.

Having never been to a public meditation event, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. What I found was a lightness and quiet in my heart that made my entire aura smile. I left with a sense of peace and calm that was much needed. What surprised me was how much the deep breathing alone helped me. I was in a place where I could completely relax and practice deep belly breaths. This made the meditation even more effective. Normally I never totally relax my stomach muscles; they are always slightly tensed. Taking 45 minutes to focus on relaxing my stomach muscles & practice breathing allowed for a new sense of calmness in my body.

This week I plan on going back to see what meditation they have in store for us. I love that its a free event open to the public. Imagine if we all opened our doors and held a place for people to be calm and centered. What if it was mandatory to meditate weekly? How different would the world be?

So when you feel that pull, that feeling to go do something, do it. Don’t make up excuses for reasons you shouldn’t. Try something new, or repeat something old. There’s a reason for everything and  most times its something you won’t want to miss out on. Even if it’s just some time for belly breathing.

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I QUIT! Wanna Join Me?

Are you ever just over it? Simply tired of trying to hard to be healthy, worrying about the BPA in plastics, the heavy metals in your fish, the gluten in your salad dressing? Are there days you just want to say I QUIT!?

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to be “healthy” especially when there are so many different definitions of healthy. For those of us with thyroid problems, it seems like the list is never-ending. There is always a new food that is goitrogenic, another supplement that we need and endless opportunities to “practice reducing stress” all while we read yet another thyroid book and make appts to get our blood tests done.

Well, today it’s time to do it. Simply quit. Not forever, but for today. Choose a few things that won’t be detrimental to your body and do them (or don’t do them). Today, it’s time to stop those mental wheels. It’s time to focus on something new, something totally different. Close the tab on your computer that has thyroid-something-or-other-research information. Spend your time outside (or if it’s raining like it is at my place) do some yoga or start a new craft. Create your own personal stay-cation and get away from the thyroid/health-craze.

There is such a thing as being too obsessed with healthy things. It’s called being orthorexic (yes, it is a real thing). Basically, when you can’t enjoy life anymore because you’re too concerned with being healthy, you’ve become orthorexic. While I always encourage people to do their own research & upgrade things in their lives, there is a point when it consumes you. You have to let it go once in a while. Maybe today you eat some raw broccoli (because you just love it, even though its goitrogenic) or you have almonds that havent been skinned and blanched, all the while knowing your thyroid won’t like it. Ya know what? It’s okay. If you are stressing yourself out over how bad almonds are for your thyroid, do you think its worse to just eat some almonds or be stressed about it? Yep, you guessed it, the stress is worse. If you continually go into “freak-out-I-can’t-eat-that” mode, you’re creating a toxic internal environment in your body. Guess what? Your body has enough of that! Esp. if you have an autoimmune thyroid problem! The last thing it needs is more stress.

So take some time off. Set your brain aside and be bad today (or this weekend). Don’t go overboard; you know which things you must do and which things you can get away with. Do the little things that will make you feel good that won’t really cause harm, like skipping your supplements for a day or eating some cookies (probably best to keep those GF though since it can take 6+ months to recover from eating gluten). Sure, the sugar isn’t great for you, but sometimes you just need a break.

So go, be bad. Just for a little while. You can get right back on track tomorrow.

Today, let it go.

 

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Selenium Lowers Thyroid Antibodies

There are many different supplements that are recommended when a person is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Selenium is one that (in my opinion) is very important, especially for those who have high levels of antibodies. There has been research done showing that selenium deficiency can potentially contribute to autoimmune thyroid diseases. They have also shown that taking a selenium supplement can assist in the reduction of antibodies (TPOab).

I personally take 200mcg/day (l-selenomethionine) and that is usually enough to assist in the reduction of antibodies. Make sure to partner with a doctor who is knowledgeable about Hashimoto’s and open to many forms of treatment (ie not someone who just pushes Synthroid at you and considers it done). They can help you determine the amount that’s right for your body.

Since antibodies and inflammation are such a high priority in the case of Hashimoto’s, it is imperative to calm the body and immune system. Any way that you can reduce antibodies should be utilized. It (probably) will take more than just throwing down a few selenium pills each day to get your antibodies down to a healthy level, but this is a great support for the body.(Hint: going GF may also help with antibody levels) It may also take a few months for the selenium to reduce antibody levels, so plan your testing accordingly.

Other supplements to consider:

  • Zinc
  • Omegas
  • Vitamin Bs
  • Adrenal gland support
  • Antioxidants (Vitamin C is one)
  • Probiotics

It’s crucial to remember that Hashimoto’s is autoimmune. It is not just a hypothyroid. I read a post the other day of a patient whose doctor told her than Hashimoto’s is just a fancy name for hypothyroid. Ignorance like that is what continues thyroid suffering. Make sure that your doctor is well-versed in the topic, but ensure that you also do your own research. You may be able to educate your doctor in the process and help many different people. Autoimmune means that you must focus on your gut health (hence, probiotics on the list above). You have to dig to the root cause and research has shown that most (if not all) autoimmune diseases stem from poor gut health. So don’t get too caught up in treating the thyroid alone. Make sure to address the body as a whole. That is how you get long lasting results and can overcome thyroid disease completely.

Just a few studies on selenium:

http://iospress.metapress.com/content/1c13r7cd9ymf5vmr/

http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/87/4/1687.short

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The Season for Gifting, to Yourself!

Tis’ the season for giving, right? A time to scurry around and find gifts for everyone and hopefully, a time to donate your time or some gifts to those in need. However, I also feel that our society needs lessons in gifting to ourselves for a change. I don’t mean in the material ways. I do think we have that pretty well covered. I mean in the ways it really counts. All year long we work long hours, rushing to meet deadlines for other people, focusing on errands, cooking, cleaning, kids, pets, spouses, friends. We tend to overlook our self-care. The goal is always to get things done for other people and then if there is any time left, we take care of ourselves. Most of the time that feels like it will be sometime next century. To-do lists grow twice as fast as we check them off and we never even seem to get a moment alone.

My challenge for you this holiday season is to change that. Normally, this is the most chaotic, stressful time of year. In addition to our regular deadlines, we pile on more, never stopping to think that perhaps we should reduce the load. We buzz through it, seeing flashes of ribbon and a glimpse of a tree without ever stopping to take a deep breath in and enjoy the smells of the season. Functioning from obligation rather than joy, we forget that this should be the time of year for FUN! Before you know it, it’s January and the idea of a New Year’s resolution just seems exhausting. No wonder most resolutions don’t last! We’re recovering from the holidays!

While I dont mean that you should stop gifting to others this season, it’s definitely time to start prioritizing yourself. That drained feeling after a long day isn’t necessary & it’s also not healthy. It’s time to find at least one way that you can gift to yourself. Will it be a bubble bath every Sunday? Maybe a trip to the Christmas parade or perhaps just a moment alone to lay on your back and close your eyes, letting your mind wander. It could be anything that makes your heart sing. Maybe this year you skip a tradition because you just plain don’t enjoy it. You could opt-out of the sugary drinks and add a vegetable to the meal or make GF stuffing so you don’t suffer after Thanksgiving. The point is to find something and do it, just for you.

Society is tired. We are fatigued and running into the ground. We need to change this way of living before we simply collapse. Change starts in the home, and it starts with you. Imagine if everyone took a few minutes each day, or even each week, to spoil themselves in wholesome ways. What if it was mandatory to get a weekly massage? Maybe we wouldn’t need so many material belongings, or so much food to stuff down our emotions. Maybe we could learn how to be relaxed and happy again. Then we could go out and spread that feeling in our town. It’s a ripple effect that could upgrade society. Just imagine if everyone you walked by smiled or took the time to apologize when they bump you. It’s the small things that make a big difference.

It’s not about being selfish, it’s about thriving instead of surviving. There should be no guilt when it comes to self-care or self-love. Know that when you love and care for yourself, you can then love and care for others in a more effective way. So this holiday season, try to focus on you first, and then everyone else. Notice what changes. This may be the best season yet!

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