- If you choose to have classic barbecue, then choose to have an alkaline and cleansing salad to help with both phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification. Like this colorful rainbow kale salad (click on image to access recipe):
- Instead of the chemical laden, nutrient poor, and allergenic nacho cheese dip, make this nacho cheese dip. You can literally make it faster than a trip to the 7-11! Serve with cold jicama slices for extra vitamin C, fiber, and a sweet satisfying crunch. Your gut, your skin, and your libido will thank you! (Click on image to access recipe):
- If corn is part of your summer tradition, then choose organic heirloom corn that is not genetically engineered and sprayed with Roundup. Roundup (glyphosate) not only damages the gastrointestinal lining, but Roundup is a xenoestrogen and can contribute to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. See my post discussing glyphosates in California wines.
- For dessert, who can resist watermelon on a hot summer day?
Most of all, breathe, relax and celebrate your freedom to choose healthy
choices and enjoy being with friends and family. Feeling good is the number
one simple solution to well-being!
About Lisa Jackson, RN, CHC, RYT-500, AFMC
Lisa is an author, functional nutrition and functional medicine trained health coach, yoga teacher, and retired Registered Nurse with the mission to "Inspire, Educate and Empower" individuals and corporations to achieve optimal health.
Lisa's book, Savvy Secrets: Eat, Think & Thrive is a self-health book offering her Seven Steps to Optimal Health.
When she is not coaching, or speaking, you can find Lisa joyfully sharing Carpe Diem Dance or playing with her two grandchildren. She is the mother of four adult children and believes, "Optimal health should not be a secret."