A New Year for A New Healthier You!

A New Year for A New Healthier You!

An “After the Holidays” gift to yourself

Now that it’s finally over again and you are asking yourself “why do I push myself so hard?” Take a look at the following ideas for recuperation: Yes, you promised yourself you wouldn’t overeat or sample everything that passed your way these last 6 weeks but you did and now it’s time to “fix” your body. The best way to start the New Year is with a “fast” of some kind. Now I’m not in favor of the traditional fast of just water for 3 days or something radical. You still have to get up every day and do your life. There is a simple and healthy way to do it and the house will smell good when you come home from work.

Check your pantry, make a list (see recipe below) and go to the store, easy so far, right? Get out your Crockpot (that big bowl that’s attached to an electric cord in the back of the cupboard– you’ll recognize it). Wash the dust out, still easy…Dump; okay pour one bottle of low sodium vegetable juice (red juice with green cap). Add one package of low sodium vegetable, chicken or beef broth; now the veggies, remember them? Colorful stuff not made with flour, sugar, or fat. Frozen is great; they are actually picked at the height of their season and frozen as soon as possible sometimes that day. If you have access to good local winter veggies and/or organic, do it! And be so happy, not everyone can. Okay, back to the frozen veggies; add whatever you like and maybe one or two you haven’t tried or don’t really care for, it’s only for three days so grow, stretch, change–it’s a new year! Kale is inexpensive, sweet tasty and loaded with wonderful nutrients needed to get you through the winter months and is easy to find at the store raw. Squash comes frozen or cubed in your fresh veggie section. Add lots of onions (all colors) garlic (try fresh) if not the stuff in the jar will do, add lots! Canned tomatoes which are high in lycopene, green beans, carrots, spinach and raw beets with this will help the “detox” procedure. I use Oregano for the flavor and for its health benefits; it also gives this soup an “Italian” flavor. You can add more broth or juice if you have a really big crock pot. Then plug it in; 6 hours later your home smells sooooooo good.


You want to eat nine cups a day for three days split this up in three to six “meals”. Feel free to also eat raw or cooked veggies, too. And yes you can eat soup for breakfast. If you have trouble getting started in the morning, eat one egg cooked anyway without butter and no bread! Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. You might experience a headache, drink more water or do whatever you need to do to get rid of it; napping helps if you can. After the third day start by adding another egg and some chicken or fish with six servings of veggies and two servings of fruit, 14 nuts or ¼ cup of sunflower seeds. Notice what’s missing? That’s right, bread, cereals, pasta, rice and anything else that has flour or grains in it.


Okay, okay, where’s the coffee? If you really, really have to, have one cup in the morning or try an herbal tea. Some have caffeine, not a lot, but enough to keep you from major withdrawals. No soda and take your vitamins as usual. If you can stick to this plan for three weeks you will see a big difference in your energy levels and sleep. At anytime you can make another batch of soup and eat that with or without your meals.


If you are under a doctor’s orders not to eat vegetables, allergic or diabetic, by all means follow the doctor’s orders. Nutrition is simple and involved; you can start slow and make dramatic changes in your life and the lives of your loved ones.


It’s now a new year, a new and you can have a new view on life.

Dr. Rusty




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Debra Gaffney, A.P., C.C.P.A., D.O.M. is a healer in the true sense of the word. Her foundation is in Oriental medicine, including acupuncture and herbology. Upon that base she built a healing practice that incorporates her extensive experience with nutrition, homeopathy, and other natural health-supporting approaches. Debra is relentless in her pursuit of knowledge in health and the healing arts.





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