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Clarissa's 4 Kitchen Staples

In the Kitchen with Clarissa

In the Kitchen with Clarissa

Keeping a well-stocked kitchen is crucial in staying on track with healthy eating. Our schedules don’t always allow for fresh, organic meals on a daily basis. But it is absolutely still possible to eat healthy in a time crunch – and keeping foods conveniently on hand at all times will help you tremendously.

 

To name a few – stock your kitchen with frozen veggies, canned beans, nuts and seeds, healthy condiments and seasonings to grab at a moments notice. Organic is always best, when possible.

 

Here are 4 of my favorite staples to keep on hand at all times…

 

  1. Coconut Oil — with its anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal properties and the healthy fats it provides – this is definitely one of my favorite staples to keep on hand. Not only can it be used in the kitchen, but you can also use it on your skin as a natural moisturizer, and in your smoothies for a kick of natural energy.

 

  1. Liquid Aminos — Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is your healthy alternative to soy sauce. Jam packed with amino acids, made with non-GMO soybeans, and it is also gluten-free. Coconut aminos are also a great staple to keep around. Coconut aminos are also packed with amino acids, and slightly sweet — a great alternative to teriyaki sauce.

 

  1. Spirulina- is a freshwater plant that’s grown across the globe, from Africa to Hawaii, and is renowned for its remarkable nutritional profile. In addition to being packed with numerous vitamins and nutrients, it’s also a great source of plant-based protein and, along with its algae cousin chlorella, is one of the most under-the-radar supplements around.Enjoyed daily, spiriluna can help restore and revitalize your health, and while it can taste pretty overpowering on its own, it blends into smoothies and juices easily and can also be sprinkled atop soups and salads. It’s also a great way for vegetarians to up their iron intake without having to endure bites of steak.

 

  1. Organic Nuts — a variety of your favorite nuts are a must-have staple to keep around when the snack-time bug bites. Having a healthy alternative to a typically unhealthy snack is a great way to improve your health in an easy way. When that afternoon hunger strikes, reach for a bowl of raw cashews or toasted almonds to satisfy yourself — while enjoying the health benefits of nuts, such as healthy fats and fiber that aid in your digestion. They’re also great to use in dishes as a garnish, especially on top of a hearty salad!

 

 

What are some of your favorite kitchen staples that you keep on hand at all times? Hit reply and let me know — I’m always looking for new ideas!

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Clarissa's Batch Cooking Tips!

 

In the Kitchen with Clarissa

In the Kitchen with Clarissa

We’ve all had those nights where you look at the clock, wonder how it’s 7 pm already, and go into panic mode about what you can scrounge up for dinner to feed your family. If we’re honest here, it probably happens far too often! Life is busy; it’s bound to happen.

This is generally when we resort to a quick solution such as takeout or the drive-thru – and we can both agree on the fact that those aren’t the healthiest options.

One of the biggest obstacles of healthy eating vs. the drive-thru is preparation. Preparing for this ahead of time will help you stay on track with your healthy eating, and will give you peace of mind.

With a few small steps each week, you’ll be on your way to a healthy meal every evening — no panic involved.

Here are three steps to get you there…

1. Prepare your space. First and foremost, prepare your kitchen area. Starting with a clean kitchen makes the process much more smooth and effective. Throw out any old food that is not salvageable and scope out what you have left that you can use. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased a new container of mustard when there was one hiding in the back of the pantry (situated next to two other unopened ones!)

2. Make your plan of action. Before you head to the grocery store, make a detailed list of the items you need. We’ve all made the mistake of going to the grocery store without a list, right? You are always bound to forget something — and it’s usually the most important item — so rid yourself of that stress and make a detailed, organized shopping list beforehand.

3. Make it enjoyable. If you don’t enjoy cooking, ask for help. Make it an enjoyable experience so you are more likely to continue cooking regularly. I love to listen to podcasts or audiobooks while I batch cook, or making a day out of it with my closest friends.

Spend the next hour or two chopping and prepping all of your food that your meals will include for the week. A simple way to batch cook all of your veggies is to roast them in the oven — they’re so delicious that way, and it couldn’t be easier for you to fill your oven with veggies and come back a half an hour later to a ton of cooked vegetables.

On top of batch cooking your meals for the week — be sure to prepare several meals that you can store in the freezer to pull out in times of desperation. Knowing you have these options on hand will put your mind at ease, and give you a better option than ordering takeout.

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Clarissa's Healthy Zucchini Muffins

Clarissa’s HEALTHY ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

 

this recipe takes about 10 minutes to put together

cooks in about 20

 60 seconds to devour…

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour {or gluten free baking flour}
  • 1 teaspoon aluminium free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 local egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk (almond, coconut or flax milk)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract {or powdered vanilla powder}
  • 1 1/2 cups grated fresh farm zucchini
  • 1/3 cups gluten free old-fashioned oats (uncooked), plus extra for sprinkling

What ya do:

Heat oven to 350°F.  Prepare a 12-cup muffin and use fun cups liners.  Set aside.

In a  good sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until combined.  Set aside.

In a separate smaller mixing bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract until combined. I also throw it all in my nutri bullet. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredient mixture, and stir with a spoon or bakers spatula until just combined.  (Don’t overmix)  Stir in the zucchini and oats until just combined.

Portion the batter evenly between 12 baking cups.  Then sprinkle extra oats on top of each to make it look more “finished”.  Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.  Transfer pan to a cooling rack, then serve the muffins warm.  Or let cool to room temperature, then store in a sealed container for up to 2 days, give as gifts and these freeze GREAT.

 

 

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Top 5 Reasons Your Body Loves a Detox

 

There are a million reasons to detox – and probably a million different ways to go about it. But, what must one look for, what’s the best way?

I’ve seen from my years in practice that to be completely effective, a detox program needs to contain the following key components:

  • some fiber to scrub the gut, bind toxins and promote their elimination
  • anti-microbial herbs to kill bad bugs in the gut and maintain healthy flora
  • targeted nutrients to boost the liver and prevent the accumulation of toxins
  • digestive enzymes to help the body break down food and assist digestion
  • a balanced blend of vitamins & minerals to safely support you during detox
  • a dietary plan that eliminates problem foods, but doesn’t leave you feeling hungry

An effective detox must not only address the toxins we eat, drink, breath and put on our bodies every day – but just as important – it MUST contain the specific ingredients needed to neutralize or eliminate the internal toxins the body creates as it performs it’s normal everyday functions.

Without these targeted nutrients to clear out the bodies own biochemical and cellular waste, your body won’t be getting the cleanse it really needs.

A safe and effective cleanse won’t:

  • make you feel woozy from lack of nutrients or food.
  • have you praying for the detox to end.
  • make dining with family and friends almost impossible.
  • starve you for weeks.

What it will do is:

  • kill bad bacteria in the belly that are a major source of toxicity and weight gain.
  • clear out accumulated toxins that slow digestion and elimination.
  • drench your body in nutrients leaving you feeling energized and vibrant.

Here are my top five reasons to do a good detox every now and then:

1. A good detox will make your engine purr

Just like your car runs better after a tune-up, our bodies function better when they’re purged of the built-up waste products and toxins that compromise health. A truly effective detox must go beyond fasting or juicing by supplying the specific ingredients needed to boost the body’s own detoxification system. The toxins and chemicals of modern industrial life assault our bodies every day. Our systems are constantly neutralizing and eliminating them, but the problem is, over time, this exposure overwhelms the detox organs, (primarily the liver and the gut). So, instead of getting eliminated, toxins wind up being stored in various tissues, bodily functions start to slow then falter, setting the stage for the development of chronic diseases.

A periodic detox will keep your engine humming and help you to maintain good health in the long-term.

2. A detox has wonderful side effects

Although the primary goal of a good detox is to reset and optimize detox function, the side effects are wonderful too – most people will experience:

  • Weight loss
  • A boost in energy levels
  • Less bloating and puffiness
  • Clearer skin
  • Improved digestion
  • Better sleep
  • Relief from aches and pains

3. A detox program is like a vacation for digestion

A good cleanse resets your body, giving it a fresh start. Your digestve organs will get a vacation from the bad stuff allowing your body’s natural detoxification systems to reboot and return to peak performance.  Herbal anti-microbials diminish the flood of internal toxins from yeast and parasites, lightening the load on the liver so it doesn’t get overwhelmed. Digestive enzymes ensure fewer negative effects from undigested foods. Fiber feeds the cells lining the intestines thereby supporting cellular integrity and decreasing inflammation. Eliminating foods that often cause sensitivities or reactions will give your digestive system a well earned rest.

4. A good detox will create a heightened sense of well-being

A good detox should make you feel buoyant, energetic and vital, not spaced-out, deprived, physically weak or cranky. By not ingesting the toxins and irritants that are a common cause of sensitivities, reactions, irritation and inflammation – and by supplementing with digestive enzymes, fiber and herbal anti-bacterials, the work load on your body is reduced – which leaves your engine with more energy for other things. You should feel lighter and more mentally focused.

5. A good detox could possibly change your life

One of the most powerful things I see in my practice is the life-changing effects of living a healthier lifestyle. Not only is an effective cleanse like giving yourself a good wash and polish on the inside, but it often makes a powerful entry point into living a healthier lifestyle. Many of my patients feel such a big change in such a short time, that they want to remain feeling that way. A good cleanse can kick-start healthy habits and get you started on the path of smarter choices and sustainable health – the cornerstone of long-term wellness.

You simply feel so good and you don’t want it to stop.

OK, so what’s the best way?

No matter which detox you choose, be sure that it supplies all of the critical components needed for an effective detox. Remember that a good cleanse is not about deprivation or starvation, it’s an active process. It’s not just about juices or powders or pills, but equally about supporting yourself with fresh nourishing food to replenish your system.

With your detox systems running smoothly your body will perform more efficiently (just like it should), leaving you looking and feeling better than ever.

Dr. Frank Lipman/ Total Body Tune Up 5.21
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?Clo's 5 Winter Rituals for a Strong Immune System ?

For the past 7 years  I have been able to enjoy the winters healthy, strong and energized. This is no fluke… I do not live in a bubble! I have children, have a very active business life and  am around all kinds of  sneezing, coughing and germs.  I work with clients daily, many of whom are sick, putting me at higher risk than your average person.

My body remains resilient because I follow these 5 steps below. No over the counter crap required. Lots of Vitamin L though….❤️

  1. Clarissa’s Immune Boosting Smoothie for breakfast. Smoothie in the winter? YES! The kids love it too. We need something  quick, filling, tasty, nourishing, and full of the energy we all need to get through a busy morning.                                   *BLENDER:  coconut milk, water, coconut oil, baby greens, frozen organic blueberries, warming cinnamon and YOUR favorite plant based protein powder and a dash of Vitamin L.
  2. 5 Minute Morning Meditation: Meditation is always a work in progress for me, and honestly these days at home it’s about 5 minutes in the morning. I can’t always hit my favorite class or weekend workshop so that 5 minutes minutes daily is vital. I am still able to access the sense of calm and clarity that comes from my longer practice. It’s a SUPER  stress and anxiety buster, but we all know the research shows it ups our immune function too. BONUS
  3. Supplement with Vitamin D: In the summer, you can find our family down East in the Jacksonville/Swansboro area. We are all   beach nuts and honestly do a lot of direct sun without sunscreen, so I seasonally opt out of supplementing with vitamin d since I’m getting from it’s natural source: the sun. BUT, when fall hits I begin to incorporate it into my supplement routine – I take a dosage that is fit for what my blood work levels show, per my doctor Dr. Beck.  Vitamin D is known to  boost immunity and MOOD  so it really helps me feel healthy and happy all winter long.
  4. Herbal Adaptogens.  Herbs such as andrographis, chamomile, elderberry, and ashwagandha  help my body adapt to stress. If my body is well adapted to stress than I can better handle and fight off infection and bacteria that come my way.  I have  calming ritual pr-bedtime. This calming ritual grounds me at the end of the day and soothes my system to ease into a restful sleep. I make  a nice cup of chamomile. Chamomile has been used for centuries by herbalists as a gentle yet effective remedy to ease the nervous system, incdentely coconut oil with magnesium rubbed on my legs helps also. My herbal ally coupled with my Yoga Nidra CD has been an  effective as a sleep aid for me. It is imperative that I sleep well so that I am at optimal immune function.
  5. Sweet zzzz’s: Getting a solid 7-8 hours of sleep a night is essential for me to feel my best, and I try to hit the rack by 10pm . If I wait until after 11pm I get a second cortisol surge. THIS IS NO bueno for me. I just get super wired and tired at the same time and it SUCKS– The quality of my sleep is super important and getting started at 10pm helps me avoid interrupted sleep patterns and agitation.  Quality sleep not only helps increase my immune function  but it’s also an important time for my body to detox and restore… something I am wild about.

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Clo's Nutty Almond Truffles

Date-Balls

Sometimes something nutty & sweet just hits the spot! These are good  as a pre-workout snack, a mid-day snack, or just something because you want shove something in your mouth…  These almond butter bites are easy and generally if you keep a pretty clean and lean kitchen you will have the ingredients {plus more} and can make them on the spot.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup  gf whole organic raw oats
  • 1/4 cup raw almond butter
  • 3 tbsp  coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, honey or sweetner of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract {alcohol free}
  • pinch himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

How ya do it:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the almonds and rolled oats until you get a flour-like consistency.
  2. Transfer into a medium bowl, add himalayan sea salt,  cinnamon.  MIX IT WELL
  3. In another small bowl, mix together the almond butter, coconut oil, sweetner, and vanilla extract.
  4. mix the ingredients and really mix well. It works better when I use my hands- helps it get better and more evenly mixed.
  5. Roll the mixture into quarter-sized balls and place onto a baking pan.
  6. Continue until you have completed – makes about 30 bites.
  7. Place them in the freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

YUMMM!!!!

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3 things you can do to improve your health….

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Can I tell you something? There’s something that I didn’t realize when I first started working one-on-one with people who want to make their health and wellness a priority, people who are sick of feeling less than amazing, and people who are confused about who to listen to for advice.

Here it is: Most of us already know what we need to be doing to improve our health!

There is a lot of information (and mis-information) when it comes to the foods we eat. Just look at the variety of books in the ‘diet’ or ‘health’ section of your local bookstore. But when it comes down to it, we still know the basic things we should be doing to improve our health.

In fact, when I ask my clients “What are three things you think you could be doing, to improve your health?” I get similar answers each time:

  1. Be more active
  2. Stop eating _______ or stop drinking ________ (or stop smoking!)
  3. Eat more vegetables.

We intuitively know how to make ourselves well. But when it comes to following through? That’s where we fall apart. I know!! I have done it, too. I still do it. I might be a health coach, but I’m still human! I eat chips, I LOVE ice cream, and sometimes I don’t eat as well as I know I can.

For the next week, I’d like you to think about the obstacles that are stopping you from living your healthiest life. Think about it, journal about it, reflect on it.

What obstacles are standing in your way? Maybe you work long hours and cooking a healthy meal seems too time-consuming, or maybe you feel that the price of healthy food is too high. Perhaps you will discover that you aren’t sure if you really deserve to feel amazing.

Your job for the next week is to simply think, reflect, and journal on these obstacles. Knowing your obstacles, habits, and patterns will help you figure out how to work around them!
I would love to hear your comments below. Tell me what is stopping you! Let’s work it out together!

 

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✔︎All ABOUT Epsom Salt Baths PLUS Recipes!

 

Lees Summit Chiropractor Detox Bath

Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits.
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Epsom salts are named for a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom is different than traditional salts in that it is actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. These minerals have very powerful health benefits that can enhance the detoxification capabilities of the body.

Magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin and into the body’s blood stream. The skin is a highly porous membrane that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.

Magnesium plays a critical role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body’s magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.

The use of regular Epsom Salt Baths has been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete’s foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. It is also good for anyone dealing with chronic disease or chronic pain to do regular Epsom baths to help detoxify and de-inflame while improving mineral and sulfur balance in the body.

How to Detox Bath

 

 

How to take an Epsom salt bath:

The first step is to schedule yourself at least 40 minutes, as you need about 20 minutes to remove the toxins, and for the second 20 minutes, the body absorbs the minerals in the bath water.
Fill up your bath with warm water. Be sure to have a water filtration system in your house, as you don’t want to bathe in tap water that has toxic chlorine, fluoride, dioxins and heavy metals. Add in the Epsom salts in the following amounts:

Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger – add in an additional 1/2 cup of salts.

Additional strategies to apply with an Epsom salt bath

 

  • Epsom Salts or Bath Salts like Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt – wonderful for drawing toxins out of the body and establishing proper pH—Epsom salts can even raise magnesium levels in the body! Use 1 to 2 cups per bath—the more you use, the more powerful the effect.

 

 

  • Baking soda – Soothes the skin, alkalizes the body and is a natural antifungal. Use 1/2 to 2 cups per bath (a great adjunct to Epsom salts).

 

 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Neutralizes body pH and invigorates and softens the skin (note: be cautious when combining baking soda and apple cider vinegar—you may wish to do one or the other). Use is 1 cup per bath.

 

 

  • Essential Oils – Lavender is excellent in a bath, typically 10 to 20 drops will do the trick. Consider adding other relaxing essential oils, such as: basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, juniper, marjoram, neroli, rose and rosewood, sandalwood, sage and ylang ylang. Typical use is 10 to 20 drops, but depends on the intensity of the essential oil.

 

 

  • Clays such as bentonite or monmoillonite – A powerful drawing agent, pulling toxic elements out of your body like a magnet. Clay can also do wonders on draining and circulating lymph in the body. Use 2 cups per bath as an occasional treat.

 

 Best Detox Bath

A Recipe for the Perfect Bath

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Epsom Salts
  • 1 to 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 10 to 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (or your preferred essential oil of choice)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil for dry skin (optional)

Instructions:

Begin by turning the water on, setting it for a temperature as hot as you are able to tolerate (heat dissipates quickly, so it is often better to set the bath too hot rather than too cool). Add the Epsom or bath salts, baking soda, essential oil and olive oil, making sure to stir so that the salts and baking soda dissolve completely. Fill the tub to the desired depth and dip a toe into the water. If the water is too hot, simply add some cold water to balance the temperature to your preferred setting. Submerge your body into the tub and enjoy a good soak for as long as you desire (but no shorter than 15 minutes for optimal results).

NOTE: Make sure to drink plenty of water prior to your bath and after your bath. The bath tends to draw out from the body and can be dehydrating otherwise. For bonus points, buy a filter for your shower and run the water for your bath through the filter (to filter out chlorine and other unsavory elements). If this is not an option, add 1/2 a cup of clay to your bath to help keep the exposure to a minimum.

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?8 SIMPLE Truths about Detox

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[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”] 1.  Many people get worse before they get better. Remember symptoms we suppressed for years because of poor eating and poor self-care. Detox opens the pathway for poor health to be reversed and released. BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF.  While the body cleanses, symptoms will reappear, this is known as a “healing crisis” it’s a GOOD thing!

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”] 2.  True health and wellness takes time. This did not happen over night.  A 21-day detox plan isn’t going to fix the years and years of abuse we’ve put on ourselves. But 5, 10, 14 and 21 days is still a wonderful start! We all have to start somewhere!!!

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”]  3. You will have highs and you will have lows. These are the toxins being cleansed and replaced. We carry emotions deep in our cell walls, they must be released for true health to be witnessed.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”] 4.  K.I.S.S.> Keep It Simple Silly… well that sums that up.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”]  5. Add in self care tools. Your skin is a living breathing organ made up of cells and eliminative organs… Dry Skin Brushing, Epsom Salt Baths, Rebounding, Bowen Therapy, Sweat Lodges/Saunas/Steam Rooms, Meditation, Gentle Yoga, REST, and walks in nature are a few. I can think of 20 more! How about you?

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”]  6. Herbs can make everything better. Depending upon the severity of your health challenges, adding in herbs to your will help your body along in its health process and move things that buried deep in your body. Nt all herbs agree with everyBody, muscle testing is an option.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”] 7.   Balance is the KEY to your success. Start slow, ease your way in. Have some success, enjoy it, then dig deeper. Going deep then pulling back is a great strategy for most. Digging too deep too soon can be a huge stressor to your system and make you want to give up. REMEMBER we are  Powering Up! Not giving up! Getting help, at least a month from a Detox Specialists is a good idea. Depending on your specific needs you may require more support, whatever is okay, as long as you are realistic with what you need to succeed.

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-leaf” color=”#48bc1a”] 8. REMEMBER: What you suppress today is your nightmare tomorrow. Face your challenges, claim your health back, it’s your birth right. RUN out of HellVille and Jump into Wellville.

POWER UP!!!! xo- Clarissa