A few weeks ago on our blog we talked about Amy Purdy and her resilient recovery from her acute short illness of depression after waking up from surgery to discover at the age of 19 she was now a double amputee from the knees down.

Resilience and persistence only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. There is no problem that doesn’t have some underlying need for more optimism, stamina, resilience and collaboration.

We believe the best platform to help people who are starting to look at improving their health or revving up their performance is through a short fun and educational 12 day Fall Harvest Natural Detox.  It begins the journey of healthy habits with a supportive team and seasonal eating.

Give your health a boost

Eating locally grown, seasonal food helps our internal body align with the external environment and what’s going on around us. The food we eat can help our system prepare for the external elements.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, during the hot summer months, green salads, juicy, watery fruits and even fresh-caught fish help cool the body, which is important for dealing with hot summer days.

In the hot summer months, stick with light, cooling foods that will help you bear the brunt of the heat. Summer produce includes berries, plums, peaches, watermelon, corn, broccoli, summer squash and green salads.

These same foods eaten during the winter months can create a damp condition from too many cooling foods and may even contribute to gas, bloating and excessive feelings of cold.  Eating too many foods that don’t grow in the climate we live in can send mixed messages to the body and may potentially set you up for illness.

In the fall, fresh foods include carrots, sweet potatoes onions, garlic and apples. In the cold winter months, focus on warming foods — specifically root vegetables and animal proteins. Then, in the spring, turn back to leafy green vegetables including chard, spinach, romaine lettuce, parsley and basil.

"farmer's market health food choices"Enjoy food at its best

Fresh produce, when picked in season, is much more pleasing to the palate than foods that are picked green and shipped several states away. Out-of-season produce can spend several days in transit crates and may arrive bruised, squishy and lacking the vibrant flavors of their freshly picked counterparts. More and more supermarkets are catching onto the local food movement and have started to label which foods are local, and which ones have made the long journey to their shelves. Your local farmers market is the easiest way to make sure you’re buying fresh, local and seasonal.

The Fresher, the Better!

According to the National Resource Defense Council, in developed nations, food trade is increasing more rapidly than increases in both population and food production. This means food is traveling farther to reach consumers, which should be no surprise considering that the average American dinner plate has food from five different countries on it. Eating locally also helps boost our local economy by keeping our dollars in our own state. Imports compete directly with our local produce.

It may sound difficult and take some getting used to buying local produce and eating with the seasons, but it’s well worth it. Since different produce grows in different parts of the country, it may mean cutting down your consumption of bananas if you live in the Northeast or eating fewer apples if you live in Florida. Shopping your local farmers market or joining a community supported agriculture group (CSA) can simplify the confusion and lessen the learning curve of what is native to where you live.

"autumn harvest table setting"What is Detox?

Detox, short for detoxification, is the body’s natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from our body. Toxins are anything that can potentially harm body tissue, including waste products that result from normal cell activity, such as ammonia, lactic acid and homocysteine, and human-made toxins that we are exposed to in our environment, food, and water.  The liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, blood and lymphatic systems work together to ensure that toxins are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted from the body

What is a Natural Detox Diet

By eating organic food it minimizes the amount of chemicals ingested  – that you are swallowing.

*  Emphasizes foods that provide the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that the body needs for    detoxification.

*  Contains foods, such as high fiber foods and water, that draw out and eliminate toxins by increasing the frequency of bowel movements and urination.

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to strive together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

Sign up for our webinar (hyperlink) and join with us, rejuvenate, revitalize and gain resilience as we enter the fall season.

A 20% discount off the cost of the 12 Day Fall Harvest Detox price for people who have registered and attend the session!

You will learn on the 12 Day Fall Harvest Natural Detox webinar from Peter W. Rugg, MD, FACEP and Patti Rugg – Rugg Wellness how scientifically and clinically proven program will help you not only achieve fast and sustained weight loss but also address your chronic health complaints, including acne, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease, brain fog, digestive problems, eczema, headaches, joint pain, sexual dysfunction, type 2 diabetes.

Support for Success

"young couple clasping hands"Rugg Wellness is here to support you!
You will receive videos from us and daily automated reminders with step-by-step instructions, motivation, tips, delicious recipes, tracking tools and detailed shopping lists. You will find new Detox connections and buddies on our 12 Day Natural Detox Private Face Book site that support and encourage each other through the process.

Visit our website at www.ruggwellness.com and sign up for our online course. the 12 Day Fall Harvest Detox Program.

In Health,