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Pineapple + Avocado Gazpacho (RAW, GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Pineapple + Avocado Gazpacho (RAW, GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I must admit, this combination, pineapple and avocado sounded a bit odd to me at first, but it is absolutely amazing! (Not to mention extremely easy to make).The best advice I can offer when it comes to this recipe, is do not cut corners. Use REAL [...]

August 29, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 6

More on Mass Amounts of Medication

More on Mass Amounts of Medication

  As a follow up to my last post, Doctors, Toxicity and Detoxification, I feel the need to point out an additional major concern with the amount of prescriptions being written by doctors these days. Having been on antibiotics for about a decade growing up, it has caused many other problems, none of which I [...]

August 25, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 1

Doctors, Toxicity & Detoxification

Doctors, Toxicity & Detoxification

Doctors. They’re supposed to help us, right? We see them when we have issues we can’t solve on our own. We make an appointment, it takes weeks to see them, we wait through long delays in the waiting room, then when we see them, we put our trust in them that they will help get [...]

August 22, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 1

Intro to the CLEAN Program

Intro to the CLEAN Program

I’m on my 6th day of the CLEAN Program, and I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. The only reason I haven’t blogged about this sooner is because I am so overwhelmed by the mass amounts of unbelievable information that I’m not sure where to start! However, as with anything else, you must start [...]

August 20, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Health, Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition 3

Amazing Meal Cleanse

Amazing Meal Cleanse

 UPDATE: This post has been updated on 4/17/12 by popular demand to include additional details. Your wish has been granted fellow readers! Read, cleanse and be free! There is always a lot of talk about cleanses these days. People are always looking for the newest, quickest, easiest way to drop pounds fast. Let me preface [...]

August 17, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Nutrition 2

Workout Smarter

Workout Smarter

What do you do when you workout? Do you jump on the treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike? If you do, what else do you do? Read, check facebook, watch TV? If you are, you are focusing on other things besides your workout, which is fine if your main goal is to read, and you just [...]

August 15, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 10

ViPR

ViPR

I teach a seriously awesome full body functional training group fitness class at Equinox called ViPR. ViPR stands for Vitality, Performance and Reconditioning, and it’s amazing. ViPR uses strength, resistance and endurance training to create a workout which simulates real life activities. With this class, you’ll regain the power to move more effectively with more [...]

August 12, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 0

Why GroupX?

Why GroupX?

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of these GroupX (Group Exercise/Group Fitness) classes, as they are all the rage! And there’s a reason for that. Maybe you’ve tried one of these classes before, maybe you’re a die-hard GroupX-er (yes, I made that word up), or maybe you’re too intimidated to try a class just yet. [...]

August 9, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation 5

Pad Thai Recipe (GF, DF, SF, V)

Pad Thai Recipe (GF, DF, SF, V)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free*, soy-free and vegetarian*. *Contain eggs This vegetarian recipe can easily be altered if you would prefer to eat chicken or shrimp pad thai! Feel free to experiment based on your dietary preferences. Notes Recipe yields: 4 servings Soak time: 1 hour – overnight Prep time: 30 minutes Additional Equipment Needed: [...]

August 8, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 2

Melissa’s Spinach Salad Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Melissa’s Spinach Salad Recipe (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan*. *This recipe can easily be altered to include meat, dairy, gluten, etc. This is what I eat for lunch everyday, Monday through Friday, and I have done so for roughly the last 3 years. I know exactly what you’re thinking… “boring!” Ah, but it is not. I’ve [...]

August 8, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 9