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melanie
berkeley
MELYOGAMOM a yogis life as it unfolds breath by breath and bite by bite
Interests: life, nutrition, yoga, wellness, sustainable food, slowing down, meditation, cleansing, healthy living
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Benefits to raw, organic cacao 40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries – most nutritionally complex food on the planet. Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron. Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain. More Calcium Than Cow's Milk. A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant. Great in smoothie. Healthy alternative to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Health Benefits of Ginger In the winter adding ginger to a smoothie or juice can help give some internal heat to balance out the cool drink. Ginger also has a variety of health benefits and has been used medicinally for centuries. Ginger is widely known for its immune-boosting and stomach-settling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Sunday: March 4 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 7 minutes; try adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 15 minutes; try adding 5-10 more minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green drink after 12-15 hours from dinner last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Monday, March 5 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 7 minutes; try adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 15 minutes; try adding 5-10 more minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green drink after 12-15 hours from dinner last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Saturday: March 3 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 7 minutes) Yoga (at least 15 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green drink after 12-15 hours from dinner last night. You can make it early and drink after your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Friday: March 2 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes; try going longer today by adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes; try going longer today by adding 5-10 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Thursday: March 1 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes; try going longer today by adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes; try going longer today by adding 5-10 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Wednesday: FEBRUARY 28 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, which means you will not eat for 12-15 hours from when you finished eating last night; you will do this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Tuesday: February 27 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes) When hungry drink your green drink. You can make it early and drink after your yoga practice or when you get hungry: Mango-Orange Ginger Green Smoothie... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
February 27 - March 5 will be a time of simplicity and mindfulness. You will participate in daily intermittent fasting, drink green drinks daily and eat foods that are easier to digest. In this blog you will find all of the recipes and and information you need for the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Health + Wellness
As we become more aware of the subtle change in our bodies, we have an easier time taking care of the body and understanding that there is a direct line of connection between our mind and body. The body has many insights to offer us if we stay present, attuned,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Welcome to the Mind and Body Reset 2018. You have decided to embark upon a journey to take care of your body and mind for the next three weeks (and hopefully beyond). The information below may not be new, but just because you know something, doesn't always mean you're practicing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Health + Wellness
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January 31, 2017 The policies and executive orders are affecting people I love and care about. They are affecting billions of people I don't even know. Our civil liberties are in the balance with hatred being spewed, scientists being silenced, men and women from Muslim dominate countries being unreasonably denied... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Melanie's blog
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Your nuts will be easier to digest and your nut milk will taste creamier if you soak and sprout the nuts. SPROUTING ALMONDS Take 1 cup of raw almonds and place in a bowl with filtered water Add 1/4 tsp of sea salt. Put on the counter and soak for... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Health + Wellness
Nutmilk – Grounding: 1 cup raw almonds Filtered water 1/8 tsp sea salt 1 pitted date Soak almonds for 10 hours or overnight in 4 cups filtered water and 1/8 tsp sea salt. Drain off water; take off almond skins; transfer to a blender and add 4 cups filtered water.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Health + Wellness
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BEFORE THE CLEANSE Add clean foods into your diet for the three pre-cleanse days. You are getting closer to the cleanse. Now is the time to take out the stuff that is most likely to disturb digestion and create inflammation. Beginning on Thursday, increase the following foods: fruits, vegetables (cooked... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Health + Wellness
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I am so excited to share this experience with you and support you as you prepare your body for the upcoming 3-Day Juice Cleanse. Not only is the cleanse a time for you to flood your body with nutrients from raw fruits and vegetables, but it is also a great... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Health + Wellness
RECIPE: baked kale with black rice, tofu, seaweed & sunflower seeds 1 cup organic black rice 1 bunch of organic dinosaur kale 1/4 cup organic raw sunflower seeds 30 g organic seaweed 4 oz organic, extra firm tofu 1 tsp ghee 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Health + Wellness
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March 22, 2016 Birth. Last week I watched Guadalupe Jo Betenia Taylor emerge into the world. Her mom had a long labor for a second baby. Her mom had a long labor for any baby. It was hard and painful and vulnerable and messy and gut wrenching and beautiful and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Melanie's blog
July 18, 2015 My mom's cancer is back. Ready or not to be on this journey again, we all pick up our boot straps and get on the path - me from California and my sister from a mile and a half a way. Ready or not to fight for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Melanie's blog
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Saturday, May 16 2015 The longer I practice, the more I learn, the body is unreliable. The body fails me. It lets me down. We use the body in yoga, to know more deeply, that we are not the body. For the last year, I have been healing from an... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Melanie's blog
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November 10, 2014 Ren Today is the birth day of my youngest child, Ren Isabella. Ten years old. No more single digits for her. She is embarking on the long phase of double digits. The human form is often a burden for her. I try my best to both anchor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Melanie's blog
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Sunday, February 16, 2014 It's been a while I am in the midst of the clarity that a cleanse brings. The clarity that often gets muddied by sugar, caffeine, alcohol and refined foods. Most of us have no idea there is a light layer of fog we live through, because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Melanie's blog
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 On Sunday we arrived back home from our annual trek to Cazadero Family Performing Arts Camp. Ideally it would be a slow re-entry back into the real world, back into daily living with computers, driving, texting, screens, working, cooking, teaching . . . but for most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Melanie's blog
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Sunday, May 27, 2013 This Body is All She Has in This Life Time The other day I was working with a client. I asked her to close her eyes and be with the center of her body, from the inside. I asked her to sense into what feels hard... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Melanie's blog