10 Day Sugar Challenge: Starts January 9, 2017!

10 Day Sugar Challenge: Starts January 9, 2017!

The next 10-Day Sugar Challenge is just in time for the new year! What a great way to kick off 2017 and take charge of your health!

Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track? Or perhaps all that holiday and new year fun is finally catching up to you? Wherever you are, we have a level to support you in your health and vitality!

If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for you!

Join the next 10-Day Sugar Challenge starting Monday, January 9th!

What you will get:

  • private Facebook support group with daily suggestions, tips and ideas to address any sugar cravings. You can also post questions, get support from other members, and stay connected to the sugar retreat community.

  • A live 30-minute call the Sunday before the challenge starts to answer any questions and to help you make sure you are all prepared for the sugar retreat.  (This call will be recorded if you can’t make it live.)

  • And amazing e-book and three engaging modules on sugar that you can watch any time (or over and over!). I specifically address issues such as Links to Major Dis-eases, How Much Sugar a Day is ok, 6 Tips to Shake the Sugar Blues, Healthy Swaps and Options, and Key Tips for Moving Forward After the Sugar Retreat.

  • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you.

  • Three different levels of “sugar retreat” so you can find the path that works best for you!

  • This sugar challenge is co-led by my friend and nutrition colleague Tammy Chang! Invite a friend or family member to join!

Does this sound like just what you have been looking for to reboot after summer? Then JOIN HERE today!

Past participants report some pretty amazing results in just 10 days!

  • jumpstart to weight loss
  • less cravings
  • more focus and clarity
  • more energy
  • less depression and anxiety
  • reduction of PMS symptoms 

This is an amazing opportunity at $69 per participant

(valued at over $225)

It’s easy to join! Just CLICK HERE and you can join via our Eventbrite page! Let me know if you have any questions! Let’s do this together!

 

Clean Eating Circle Online: Starts September 26, 2016

Clean Eating Circle Online: Starts September 26, 2016

Welcome to a cleaner, fresher you! Next cleanse starts soon: September 26th!

Do you need a clean start? Feeling run down, frazzled and like anything you eat doesn’t work for you? Curious about doing a cleanse but want support from professionals? Prefer the support and convenience of an online group?

Tcolor wheelhis 3 week program is designed to help you gain energy, lose foods that aren’t serving you, and give your body a break from fatigue, fuzziness and feeling flustered. Our food-based cleanse will help you clean out the cobwebs and focus on all the great foods that give you energy, focus and vitality! And we promise no starving, no fancy powders or supplements!

For more information on our next cleanse starting September 26, 2016 please go to http://cleaneatingcircle.strikingly.com/

 

Why cleanse?

  • Give your body a break. We will meet you where you are!
  • Embark on a fresh, new journey while gaining knowledge about what triggers your body, the best foods for you personally, and how to feel confident in your food choices
  • Gain nutrient density and lose some excess weight
  • Reduce inflammation throughout your body, including your digestive system and joints
  • Enjoy eating real food while cleansing your body. No starving on this plan! And no expensive supplements or powders.
  • Get group support from two nutrition professionals: Michelle Dwyer and Amy Griffith, both health coaches and nutrition consultants, are excited to support you through this dynamic and convenient online clean eating circle!

Listen to our webinar here to find out more about how cleansing can help you detox your body, reduce inflammation, and transform your health!

Sound like just what you need? You can enroll here! Be sure to sign up by Thursday, September 8 to receive the early bird rate!

 

10 Day Sugar Retreat: Starts January 11, 2016!

10 Day Sugar Retreat: Starts January 11, 2016!

Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track? Or perhaps that holiday candy is still lingering and you are ready to start with a fresh, clean new year? Maybe you just need take a little time away–a relaxing retreat, if you will–from sugar?

If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for you! Join the next 10-Day Sugar Retreat Group starting Monday, January 11!

What you will get:

  • A 30-minute one-on-one personalized phone session with me either before, during or after the sugar retreat to help you really get the most out of your experience! 

  • private Facebook support group with daily suggestions, tips and ideas to address any sugar cravings. You can also post questions, get support from other members, and stay connected to the sugar retreat community.

  • A live 30-minute call before the retreat starts on Sunday, January 10 from 12-12:30 p.m. to answer any questions and to help you make sure you are all prepared for the sugar retreat.  (This call will be recorded if you can’t make it live.)

  • Three engaging and eye-opening modules on sugar that you can watch any time (or over and over!). I specifically address issues such as Links to Major Dis-eases, How Much Sugar a Day is ok, 6 Tips to Shake the Sugar Blues, Healthy Swaps and Options, and Key Tips for Moving Forward After the Sugar Retreat.

  • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you.

  • Three different levels of “sugar retreat” so you can find the path that works best for you!

 

Past participants report some pretty amazing results in just 10 days!

  • jumpstart to weight loss
  • less cravings
  • more focus and clarity
  • more energy
  • less depression and anxiety
  • reduction of PMS symptoms 

I’m offering a special new year price of only $69 per participant

(valued at over $225)

Plus, I think something like this is always better with a buddy, so you and a friend can join together at only $55 each (over 20% off!)

This is the perfect time to have a retreat from all that sneaky sugar! We all want to start 2016 on happier, healthier, stronger foot! Break free of sugar once and for all!

I want to keep this group small so that you can get personalized attention and feedback, so sign up ASAP to save your spot. This is also great to do with friends for added support and accountability!

To sign up, please pay via PayPal to secure your spot today!

Spaces are limited!

Once you’ve signed up, I’ll send you your welcome package with everything you need to get started!

 


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10 Day Sugar Detox Group: Starts August 9, 2015

10 Day Sugar Detox Group: Starts August 9, 2015

Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Or maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track?

If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for late-summer 2015: join my 10-Day Sugar Detox Group! Next group starts Sunday, August 9!

What you will get:

  • Online private Facebook support group
  • Two live group calls to ask questions and get personalized feedback (and these will be recorded in case you have to miss one)–Sunday 8/9 and 8/16 at 7  p.m. PST.
  • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you
  • Three different levels of “sugar detox” so you can find the path that works best for you!
  • Past participants report weight loss, more focus and clarity, less depression and anxiety, and reduction of PMS symptoms in just 10 days!

Only $49 per participant (valued at $150) OR I have a special offer when you join the group with a friend: Two participants can join together for just $78 total! 

Perfect time to “detox” from all that sneaky sugar! Break free of sugar once and for all!

I want to keep this group small so that you can get personalized attention and feedback, so sign up ASAP to save your spot. This is also great to do with friends for added support and accountability!

To sign up, please email me directly at

michelle@healthcoachmichelle.com 

& I’ll send you everything you need to get started!

Floating to Wellness

Floating to Wellness

I first floated in February 2012 when my friend and colleague John Balquist first opened Oakland Floats. I loved it right from the start. I walked out of the session in the magnesium salt-filled tank feeling lighter, clearer and more energized. That night I had a deep, relaxing, healing sleep that I completely aatributed to the float. Even two days later I was still feeling the positive effects: I got things done so easily and effortlessly, like I had eight arms and each was carrying out the task with ease and joy. Floating restored me to my center, allowing me to move and act from a place of balance and clarity.

If you have never floated before, at Oakland Floats you step into a tank or small room filled about 10 inches with warm water saturated with Epsom salts. According to the website, “Floatation tanks are lightless, almost soundproof tanks of warm saltwater. They remove external physical stimuli, creating a state of ‘sensory’ relaxation. Under these conditions your body has a chance to restore its natural powers of self regulation, while you simply lie back and relax. The temperature inside the tank is kept at 93.5 degrees, the same temperature as your skin. As a result, the nerve endings which cover the surface of the skin no longer perceive any sense of separation between the skin and the silky mineral solution which surrounds it. Free from all external stimulation, your body can achieve a state of relaxation which is deeper, purer and more beneficial than sleep. With no body to look after, your mind can attend to other business.”

Oakland Floats picThe first few times I floated, my mind took a little while to settle down and ease into the darkness. However, I would eventually relax and once I started to get used to being in the tank, it was really amazing to feel where I carried tension. I was floating there totally relaxed except I was clenching my jaw. I thought, “Why am I clenching my jaw?” and then released it.  Floating, because it removes other sensory input like sight and sound, helped me really tune into my body and fully realize where I carried tension so that I could fully let it go.

I continued to float every few months or so and loved the peace and clarity it brought to me each time. However, just like any wellness practice, regular visits are an important part of maintaining balance, and so I decided to float three times in three weeks to see how that might effect my health and well-being.

Consecutive floats really amplified the positive effects for me. I found I was able to relax into the water more quickly each time, and I noticed right away my body would just let go. My mind was another story, of course. Boy, was there a lot of chatter in there. With nothing else to stimulate it, my mind would go into overdrive at first but then eventually it just sort of ran out of things to say. Then would come a quiet so deep, a silence so delicious.

It is so wonderful to set aside time to be in a space with no light and no sound. We are constantly bombarded, whether we conscious of it or not, with so much artificial light and sound—from our computers, TV, phone, radio, etc. It is so refreshing and relaxing to really get away from all that stimulation for a little while. Floating also has allowed me to see where I might be holding on to something that is no longer serving me and not even realize it. With all other stimuli gone, the body has time to really check-in on itself and return itself to a state of balance. 

So who might want to consider floating as part of their wellness plan? Anyone who is having difficulty sleeping, feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, challenged with food/sugar addictions, suffering with joint pain, pregnant, or just needs a little time to reset and restore. I think that covers just about all of us!

If you want to check out the floatation center or learn more about ways to reduce stress and cortisol levels, please come to my free talk at Oakland Floats Tuesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. 

September Events!

September is shaping up to be an exciting month. Some upcoming events in you might be interested in include:

Check please group photoThursday, Sept. 5: My TV debut on “Check Please! Bay Area” at 7:30 pm on KQED Channel 9 (see website to stream the show or see other viewing times!)

 

Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 pm: A free talk on “SUGAR: Hidden sources, its link to many diseases, and ways to reduce your sugar cravings” at Whole Foods Oakland.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm: A free talk on “Creating Joy in your Pregnancy: Nourishing Your Body, Mind & Spirit for a Healthy Pregnancy & Beyond” with Gina Marie Buonpane, a certified BodyTalk practitioner and prenatal massage therapist. This FREE class will be an introduction to finding balance, energy and calm in your pregnancy.

 

World Veg Fest pic

Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 am: A talk on “Nutritional Support for Vegans” at the World Veg Festival in San Francisco

 

 

 

For more information about any of these events, please feel free to contact me today!

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