5 Day Nutritive Cleanse


The 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse by Young Living is a gentle kickstart to supporting your overall well-being. Sometimes we get going in the wrong direction with our diets and we need a complete overhaul or reboot to our systems. Your body is designed for greatness and has a perfect system in place for dealing with and eliminating toxins and waste products.  Typical American diets can hinder the body’s natural ability to self cleanse.


The Young Living 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse allows a temporary reduction of food intake and gives your body time to release stored toxins and in effect helps to “reset” your digestive system for optimal function. During this cleanse you will have essential nutrients to support you.



Why Do A 5 Day Cleanse?

There are severeal benefits to the 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse. The cleanse provides the body what it needs during your cleansing period. This is intended to be a step as you begin a lifestyle change. Remember this is a re-set of sorts to rid your body of harmful waste build up and allow your body to restore to optimum functionability.


What Products Should I Use to Cleanse?

Young Living has put together a grouping of nutrients that are essential but will allow your body to thrive best and allow the cleanse to work its best for your system reboot.

NingXia Red is a key component to this cleanse and I use this as a key component to my daily wellness regimen. It is an energizing blend of wolfberry and other juice extracts infused with Young Living essential oils to provide energy and antioxidant support.

You will drink 2 to 4 ounces daily of NingXia Red 3-4 times per day with meals.

Digest & Cleanse is supplement that is formulated with Young Living essential oils including peppermint, lemon, ginger and fennel. These are power packed essential oils to support normal digestion. The delayed release delivery allows for the most benefits.

During the cleanse take 1 softgel 3 times daily with water 30-60 minutes prior to your meals.

Balance Complete is a meal replacement protein supplement. It is both a nutritive energizer and a cleanser. Balance Complete has the benefits of NingXia wolfberry powder, brown rice bran, barley grass and a premium whey protein blend. The d-limonene found in orange essential oil is also included. This high fiber, high protein supplement contains the vitamins and minerals needed for a nutritionally supportive meal.

You will use 2 scoops of Balance Complete in 8 ounces of cold water or preferred plant based milk (coconut, almond) 3 times per day. You can use shaker bottle or blender to your preferred consistency. Add vitality essential oils to your flavor preference. (Cinnamon Bark, Orange, or Peppermint Vitality are all great adds ins).


Your Cleanse Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are all the same.

Take 1 Digest & Cleanse with 8 ounces of water 30-60 minutes prior to eating.

Mix 1 serving Balance Complete and drink.

Drink 2-4 ounces NingXia Red.


Snacks Are Allowed

Enjoy snacks in between meals (mid morning, mid-afternoon and evening snack) as desired. Snacks are not required.

Snack choices for mid morning snack include 1 piece of fresh fruit (apple, pear, orange, peach or plum, 2 cups sliced cataloupe, 1 serving Slique Tea, 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds or almonds.

Mid-Afternoon Snack choices include 1 cup of fresh non-starchy vegetable (broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, green beans, celery, carrots), 1 serving Slique Tea, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 serving rice crackers topped with raw nut butter, 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds or almonds. 1 cup unsweetened yogurt, or 1 Slique bar.

Evening Snack choices include 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 piece of fresh fruit (apple, pear, orange, peach or plum), 1 cup red, purple or black seedless grapes, 1 cup miso soup or vegetable broth.

For added support take up to 2 NingXia NITRO tubes per day to provide additional energy. You may also chew Slique Gum 1 piece as needed to control cravings.

Drink plenty of water during the cleanse. Try adding your favorite Vitality essential oils to your water to mix things up. My favorites are peppermint vitality, lemon vitality, orange vitality and lime vitality.

After the Cleanse

After you’ve completed the 5 day cleanse you have a new opportunity to begin a healthy meal plan that fits your needs. The 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse can be repeated four times per year. Now enjoy a healthy balanced meal plan to maintain. You can continue to substitute one meal for the Balance Complete. Try substituting your least nutritious meal of the day. Continue to get moderate exercise. Use Young Living’s nutritional products to get your body to the target nutrients it needs. If you want to manage your weight you can now begin the Slique products to help maintain and get you to your desired weight.




*You should consult your health care provider prior to beginning a cleansing program to make sure it is a fit for you.


Digest and Cleanse for Optimal Gut Health




Digest & Cleanse was designed for optimizing your gut health. Taking care of the gastrointestinal tract is definitely a key to maintaining wellness.Young Living has many products to support gut (gastrointestinal) health. Young Living has specially formulated this supplement to include oils that work synergystically to enhance and support GI health and healthy digestion. The unique blends are released to targeted areas for optimal absorption.

Many things can act as irritants to the intestines including stress, overeating and eating foods that are not nutritionally balanced (ie. junk food and chemically processed). These things can get in the way of the normal bowel processes and cause issues. Prevention is always key. Supporting the gut with Digest & Cleanse keeps things running smoothly, prevents gas, bloating and naturally stimulates the liver, gall bladder and stomachs normal secretory process thus aiding in proper digestion and absorption.

A Closer Look at Digest and Cleanse

Peppermint essential oil is known to ease and support the digestive system. There are many research studies on peppermint (do a search on pubmed.org for more information). Peppermint supports normal digestion.

Lemon essential oil supports the immune system and is high in limonene.

Ginger essential oil supports digestion. (definitely look up this oil for all its amazing properties).

Fennel essential oil is a GI stimulant that keeps things moving properly.

Anise creates an unfriendly environment for intruders, thereby promoting and supporting normal function of GI system.

How to Use Digest & Cleanse

As with any supplement, consider discussing its use with your health care provider. Digest & Cleanse as part of your *healthy gut regimen* is a supplement can be taken daily (1 or 2 capsules) with food as needed.

Complementary Products include ComforTone, ICP, NingXia Red, Essentialzyme, Essentialzymes-4, Allerzyme, JuvaPower, JuvaTone and MultiGreens.



Time to Get Rid of My Christmas Cookie Belly


It is that time of year when I have to lose my Christmas cookies, fudge, and general holiday poor eating habits and get back on track. I love Christmas cookies, but not what they leave around my belly and on my hips! I also had a couple blemishes like I haven’t had since high school. UGH!  Time to DETOX!!!  A new year usually starts with my resolution of weigh loss. I have made a lot of changes in our everyday diets that I am proud of throughout 2014. I am looking forward to continuing to improve my family’s diets thus keeping us healthier in 2015!


Young Living Cleansing Trio-Detox

Getting Started. Detoxing!

I’m going to start with Young Living’s Cleansing Trio Kit. This is a general system cleanse to help eliminate waste and support normal organ function. The system contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber and essential oils. I’m looking forward to a jump start and renewed energy. Maybe even an improved sense of well-being. This kit contains Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP. Let’s take a closer look at each product. This system is not meant for weight loss and should not be used long term. Think of it as a short term and gentle reset so you can start fresh, just like your new year!


Essentialzyme is for supporting digestive health, especially of the pancreas and liver. Here is how Young Living describes this supplement:

Essentialzyme™ is a bi-layered, multi-enzyme complex caplet specially formulated to improve and balance digestive health and to stimulate overall enzyme activity to combat the modern diet. Essentialzyme contains tarragon, peppermint, anise, fennel, and clove essential oils to improve overall enzyme activity, reduce pancreatic stress, and support healthy pancreatic function.

Take 1 dual time-release caplet 3 times daily between meals. Essentialzyme has been expertly formulated with dual time-release technology to improve overall enzyme activity, reduce stress & assist with healthy pancreatic function, eliminate harmful waste & internally purify. Use daily to maintain proper balance for a lifetime of digestive health & wellness.*

*If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Do not give this product to children under 12 years of age except under the supervision of a health professional. 

Read more here.


The ComforTone supplement is to help support the GI system by removing toxins and residue (sludge) from the colon. Young Living discusses ComforTone here:

ComforTone® (capsules) is an effective combination of herbs and essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally.* Because it supports normal peristalsis (the wave-like contractions that move food through the intestines), ComforTone is ideal for strengthening the system that delivers nutrients to the rest of the body.* It also contains ingredients that are beneficial to liver, gall bladder, and stomach health.*

Take 2-3 capsules before breakfast and bedtime. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results.

*This product contains Cascara sagrada bark. Read and follow directions carefully. Women who are pregnant or nursing and others who have a medical condition should not use this product except under the direction of a physician. Children under 12 should not use this product. Discontinue use and consult a physician if you have or develop abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Not for long term use. Not to be used as a weight loss product.

Read more here.


This supplement is geared at gently cleansing the intestines. Young Living describes ICP here:

ICP™ helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out residues.* A healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, and flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption, and help maintain a healthy heart.* ICP provides three grams of soluble fiber and one gram of insoluble fiber per serving.

Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3 times daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice or smoothies. 

*This product should be stopped if abdominal pain or diarrhea occur, consult your physician prior to use.

Read more here.


I listened to an interesting call on seasonal detoxing. It goes along with Dr. LeAnne & David Deardeuff, chiropractors and their book called Inner Transformations Using Essential Oils: Powerful Cleansing Protocols for Increased Energy and More Radiant Health.  She recommends Young Living’s  colon cleanse because of the enzymes to help you digest your food until the body can do it on its own. This book looks quite fascinating and it is on my wishlist!

After the detox,I will cut out a few more calories and continue with a healthy eating and exercise plan.

BUT….there was a weight loss challenge put forth at my church. I have accepted the challenge. I’m up for it! I am going to do what I know. It really is simple. Cut out the sugars (that part is not simple the first few days). Limit the caffeine (no biggie for me, I don’t really like coffee that much and only drink it on occasion). The really tough one for me is cutting out carbs! I love bread and potatoes (a.k.a. french fries). My eating plan is getting back to “cleaner” eating. My plan includes some Young Living products and of course lots of essential oils!


Get closer to my IBW

Ideal Body Weight is what I’m shooting for. If you are curious what your IBW is here is a calculator go ahead figure yours out. If you like to work in pounds vs. kilograms, just multiply your number by 2.2 for pounds. It gives you a range and if you can get within that range your body will actually keep the weigh off better. I saw this happen again and again when I used to work in a weight loss clinic.

Clean Eating

My eating plan is to have a plan. I don’t like to meal plan and I have 3 boys and a husband (who is on a gain weight plan–crazy right!). So my best plan will be to cook separately and really just to make sure I have something to eat so I don’t eat something I should not. I almost all of the time buy organic meat and I try to stick to keeping the “Dirty Dozen” organic. I’m slowly finding alternatives for all the other items in my kitchen and when I run out of an item, I purchase the new one in the “organic” form, such as spices and condiments. Young Living has protein shakes and our wonderful antioxidant/vitamin supplement NingXia Red and it’s energy companion NingXia NITRO. A smoothie/protein drink is a great meal replacement when you are cutting back and/or on the run.

Water and lots of it!

Water is really a key component to health! I get really tired of drinking water but it really is does help optimize general health and certainly in any weight loss protocol is extremely important. The taste pf water gets boring to me after awhile,  so I love adding essential oils to my water. The citrus oils are so yummy. Slique Essence oil is one of my favorite blends to add to my water. It was designed to help curb your appetite and create satiety. Young Living has developed a whole system called the Slique system to assist in your weight management goals. Once I finish my detox and continue my healthy eating plan, I will be using a combination of the Slique plan. Check out Young Living’s Slique in 60 challenge here.  Along with Slique and the citrus oils in my water, I also use peppermint and spearmint. These oils make me forget about food cravings. Don’t forget to diffuse these oils too!  Spearmint is a freebie in January too!



Will they recognize me at the gym? I haven’t been there in so long. Getting back to the gym regularly is part of my getting fit plan. Did you know peppermint can help improve your exercise performance? Check out this study I found on pubmed.

Another favorite oil that is an uplifting and energy boosting oil favorite is Young Living’s En-R-Gee, read more about it here. Just keep moving!

Do you have a health related resolution for 2015??