Seasonal Cleanses: 5 Biggest Myths Debunked

Seasonal Cleanses: 5 Biggest Myths Debunked

Have you ever considered doing something healthy and then along come the nay-sayers? Not to worry, here are the 5 biggest myths about doing a seasonal cleanse debunked. If you are ready to get back on track after the winter, want a diet or metabolism re-set or a jump start to eating healthier, a cleanse could be perfect for you. In addition, done right, a cleanse can help you identify any food sensitivities causing you symptomes that you had not been aware of. 

The ancient wisdom teachings of Ayurveda recommend a seaonal cleanse for everyone who wants to experience optimal health. It also suggest a cleanse should be nourishing as well as support your body in eliminating any toxins. Basically, you are giving it the healthiest foods, giving your body a break and supporting it in doing it’s job of elimination, rejuvenation and providing you with optimal health and vitality.

The Truth About Seasonal Cleanses:  The five biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, seasonal cleanses, aka detox, have earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe, not to mention uncomfortable. When you hear the words “cleanse” or “detox,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains? Sounds like just another new fad, right? Well … done that way, yes maybe … but done correctly …  

The truth is, doing a seasonal cleanse doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you cleanse in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.

 The following are five myths you may have heard about seasonal cleanses (aka detoxes). Understandably, these myths may cause you to be  hesitant to try a cleanse.

Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why a seasonal cleanse might be just what your body is craving.

Myth # 1: Cleansing and Detoxing is just a fad

The idea of doing a seasonal cleanse to promote optimal health and well-being has been around for thousands of years. Ayurveda, a holistic health tradition more than 5,000 years old, recommends routine cleanses for optimal health. Most often they are done at the change of the seasons with natures natural rhythms. It is a time to give your body a rest, allow it to release what it no longer needs, and receive nourishment for renewal.

Myth # 2: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a detox.

While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, detoxing isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes that can be prepared using healthy ingredients that not only taste amazing, but nourish and detox your body.

The best part is, many of them don’t involve any fancy ingredients and can be prepared even by a cooking novice. In fact, my cleanse participants always discover new foods and recipes that they absolutely love that have become staples in their diets long after the detox ends.

Myth #3:  You’ll constantly be hungry while detoxing.

While you might end up consuming fewer calories while following a detox, you shouldn’t feel deprived or hungry. Going on an extremely low-calorie diet can actually disrupt your hormones and metabolism, making your body less efficient in the long run.

Everyone’s caloric needs are different, so a detox should never dictate how many calories you consume. By consuming whole foods that provide you with the right nutrients, you help detox your body while feeling satisfied.  My participants are always amazed that they never feel hungry during my detoxes.

Myth #4:  You need to do an all-liquid detox to remove toxins from your body.

Liquid-only detoxes have had more than their fair share of popularity. These types of detoxes can backfire: Not only do people often gain the weight back as soon as the detox ends, but such restrictive eating for several days can be detrimental to your health. An effective detox will include a variety of whole foods to help nourish your body and produce long-term results.

Myth #5: Detoxes are just a way for people to make money on expensive supplements.

Supplements involved in a detox should be just that, a supplementary part of the program, not the primary source of your nutrition.  While on a detox, you get most of your vitamins and minerals from whole-food sources.

Supplements may be recommended to help your body make the most of the nutrients it receives from these foods.  For example, by including probiotics in your diet, you help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals and remove toxins from the body.

Aside from the benefits discussed above, a cleanse is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have any food sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term.

I’ve worked with nutrition clients who not only have lost weight and kept it off, but who have also seen their energy level skyrocket, their skin clear up and even their allergies disappear. 

Are you ready to discover the benefits of healthy seasonal cleanses for yourself?

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What questions or concerns do you have about participating in a seasonal cleanse?

Before you try something new, like a cleanse, it’s normal to feel hesitant.  I want to hear from you. Submit a comment below, messages me on Facebook or email me at kay@kayrice.com. I read every email that comes into my inbox and I promise to email you back personally.

Are You Giving Away Your Energy?

Are You Giving Away Your Energy?

Stay Connected 

You Can Build Your Dream,

Or Someone Will Hire You

To Help Build Theirs.


-Somebody Smart-

Are you giving away your energy in a way that is unproductive or unhealthy?

How many of you can relate?

Just a few years ago someone told me, “If you’d spend just one tenth of the time and energy you spend on other people on your own life, you would be a millionaire.” I’m ready to test that theory.

At times, a wonderful distraction from ourselves and our own life and problems can be to become very involved in someone else’s projects, dilemmas and helping with their problems. I know I’ve been guilty, and it has been a repeating pattern in my life.  There are times this can be a good thing, and other times it isn’t healthy to ignore ourselves, our own lives, and possibly use the energy you should be using on your own life to “fix” a problem elsewhere.

I’m curious who else can relate to this, and what lessons have you learned?

I look forward to your comments.

Have a great day!



Thoughts are Things

Thoughts are Things

Thoughts are Things …. 

and they are powerful things at that … 

“I don’t allow my mind to think a thought without my permission.” ~Rama Berch

In the Introduction to his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill begins by stating: “Truly, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that … “

It is important to bring to our awareness the power of our thoughts  and how they affect our lives. The vast majority put very consideration into their thoughts; in fact, thinking is often almost a mechanical process, and most people don’t realize they can choose their thoughts, much less have an awareness that their thoughts have consequences.

In teaching meditation, often students will say they are having difficulty because they are “having too many thoughts!” That is a huge ‘a-ha’ moment for them. Up until that moment they thought they WERE their thoughts. However, in the realization of “having too many thoughts” — comes the awareness that “someone” is having those thoughts. They are a being who is having thoughts.


The idea that “Thoughts are Things” was stated by another author, Yogi Ramacharaka, more than 30 years prior to Napoleon Hills Think and Grow Rich . In Fourteen Lessons in Yogic Philosophy, written in 1903-1904. He taught his students that “Thoughts are Things” and that this wasn’t meant in a figurative sense or a fanciful way, but that he was expressing a literal truth. Thoughts are as much of a “thing” as light, electricity, or similar forms of energy, and they have power just as do all of the aforementioned forms of energy. Thoughts can be felt by the sensitive, and can be seen by the psychic. When a thought is sent forth with strength, it usually carries with it a certain amount of Life Force Energy (Prana), which gives it additional power and strength, and can produce startling effects.

Quantum Physics recognizes the reality of this concept and has started to explain the science behind it. The referenced authors, among others of the “New Thought” philosophy in the early 1900’s were expressing what the mystics, the sages, widsom keepers, monks and masters have known and taught for thousands of years.

Fascinating? Yes! Stay tuned to learn MORE about thought dynamics and the rest of the formula … until then, you might want to pick up a copy of these books and read, if you are interested: 

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Self Care is Health Care

Self Care is Health Care

Take time for yourself. You are worth it.

Western medicine focuses on care once disease has already happened in the body. The holistic approach focuses on the whole person, nurturing the body and the mind in a way that supports natural health and healing. This may prevent disease, or support your body in healing once an injury or disease has occurred.

Often times one may feel self-indulgent or extravagent when investing in integrative techniques such as massage, accupuncture, aeromatherapy, sound healing or other modalities. All of these modalities can support health and healing. Meditation, yoga, or time in nature can support our body’s ability to stay healthy and to heal as well. Sometimes it isn’t the cost, but the time that we don’t give ourselves. Something as simple and inexpensive as an epsom salt bath or taking time to read an inspirational book or quote (like this post), or even just a few cleansing breathes can promote healing and self-care.

Don’t under-estimate the importance or the value of investing in and taking time for self-care. It can be the investment that provides the biggest return you will ever receive in your life.

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Dream Big Dreams

Dream Big Dreams

Dream Big Dreams

Have you done your “Create Your Dream Life” exercise? I did mine, and as agreed in my Mastermind Group of coaches, I shared it with them. Guess what feedback I got? 

I got feedback from a fellow coach, and then I got another nudge from within, that I had NOT set my intentions and goals high enough. Everything sounded pretty ordinary, and I was encouraged that if I set my sights a little higher I could achieve something even better, something EXTRAORDINARY, and that I would have more passion and excitement about it. Passion and excitement create more ENERGY, and more movement which increases the odds of creating a positive outcome or result. 

It’s amazing the results you can get when you put an intention out into the universe and it sets unseen forces into motion. I have heard the regret of quite a few folks who said, having achieved their dreams, that they now realize they should have set their intentions even higher … 

So I noted that, and I’m going to share this challenge with you as well. If you didn’t already, you can download your “Create Your Dream Life” exercise below. If you want to create an even bigger and even better BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal), then click on the button below and download your “Dream Big Dreams” worksheet. Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

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