LA, Time to CAN CAN!

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We're ready to start CAN CAN'ing in LA! Wooohooo! My kitchen team and I are so, so excited! Yesterday and today we set the kitchen a buzz as we tested and sampled juices. Yum! We will be in the kitchen on Monday preparing 1- 2- 3- 4- 5-day cleanses for Tuesday, September 3rd - our official Day #1! We cannot wait to meet our first LA clients. Please help us spread the word around LA. Thank you!

We're looking forward to having you CAN CAN with us! :)

Please hop on our purchase page to schedule your cleanse or call us: 310.736.2244. We ask for 48 hours advanced notice as we make all our cleanses to-order, but do our best to accommodate last minute orders too!

See you soon, LA!

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Shortly after the New Year, I got a text from my dear college friend, "When's CAN CAN LA opening?"

I smiled and laughed out loud. There had been a lot of thoughts (and dreams) and even more client inquries about CAN CAN expansion, but 2012 had been a year of personal growth ~ my son arrived! He was 6 months old at the time I received the text and the thought of opening another CAN CAN? Was I ready for that? 

I called my friend right away thinking he was joking and just wanted to say, "Hi." Oh no, he was all business and presented a thoughful and exciting oppotunity for me/CAN CAN. He was building a new kitchen space, how could I say no? 

I said, Yes! 

Fast forward 7 months to today; the kitchen has been built and it's time to start juicing! Los Angeles, are you ready to CAN CAN?

I couldn't be more thrilled about CAN CAN's move south to share our seasonal cleanse programs with friends and friends-of-friends in the Los Angeles area. Starting Tuesday, September 3rd, we will be preparing our Summer menu and inviting Angelenos to treat their bodies to "a spa retreat for the insides." A time for the body (& mind) to rest, relax and rejuevenation while sipping on our array of delicious beverages. Yay!

For questions or more info please call 310.736.2244 or book your cleanse now on our website.

A reminder to please keep up with us on Facebook & Twitter, too!

...and my giant THANK YOU to those of you who have supported and encouraged me along the way. Family, friends and clients ~ you're amazing! And to my SF & LA teams, you gals and guys are the absolute best and I'm so happy to have you as part of our CAN CAN family!

Boost Fertility With Food!

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You are what you eat. Y'all have heard that one before, no? With many more couples facing the challenge of conceiving (babies truly are life's most precious gifts), diet and healthy lifestyle are two huge factors that you can improve to boost your fertility. Eating the right foods are super important when you're preparing to make a baby - for both woman & man. What are the right foods? Good question. Emily Wade Adams, founder of Natal Nutrition, dear friend and CAN CAN Cleanse blog contributor, has launched a brand new 14-Day Prep Program called Priming the Bump

I was lucky enough to sneak peek the program and Emily has successfully bundled useful information and recipes into an easy to follow, step-by-step program. The program is inspirational, educational and filled with simple tips, shopping lists, and online resources. Emily also schedules a one-on-one consultation with you.

Friends, if you're trying to make a baby or planning to soon, start by knowing what to eat and get your bodies primed! 

Thank you (& Congrats!), Emily for creating is wonderful prep program!

 

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Easy on the Salt!

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Have you seen the news? Recently, Yale researchers identified a high-salt diet as a potential factor for autoimmune diseases like MS, asthma and eczema.

It seems that every day, more and more research like this emerges, supporting the notion that most illnesses - even those with a genetic factor - are preventable with proper diet and lifestyle.

Unfortunately, proper diet and lifestyle require something that most Americans are short on: time & energy. Time for menu planning, food shopping, cooking and cleaning, not to mention an hour a day for exercising. 

But cooking is crucial because it gives you control. When you can control what goes into your food, you have much greater control over your health. Since prepared foods aren't as fresh as those that you make at home, they require additives like salt, sugar, and preservatives to maintain a good taste. As we see with the Yale study, it's additives like these that can be so detrimental to good health. 

OK, so maybe you're convinced that attention to what we eat and how we live is necessary. But in our busy lives, is it sustainable? What if you're wokring, have children at home, or both? How can you maintain a healthy diet without cooking and cleaning every single day, three times a day?

A few tips:

1. Preparation: Dedicate one of your days off to menu planning, shopping, and preparing as much as possible for the week ahead. Wash and chop veggies, make hard-boiled eggs, prepare dressings or sauces....you can even cook meats ahead of time and gently re-heat them in the sauce pan.

2. Hire help: A natural chef is an investment, but it can be a time- and sanity-saver. If you have the extra cash flow, hiring a natural chef to help out at home a few days a week can removed the burden of healthy cooking. 

3. Mix it up: Find a few healthy pre-made "cheats" (for example, the salad bar at your local grocery, a pre-roasted whole organic chicken, or the cup of soup from the corner bistro) and pepper them into your weekly menu for the sake of simplicity.

4. Read lables: Avoid anything with added sweeteners, added salt, artificial ingredients, or words you don't understand.

In terms of salt specifically, potassium can help balance excess sodium intake. Potassium is found in bananas, yes, but even more so in leafy greens like swiss chard and spinach, mushrooms, papaya, and many other vegetables and fruits.

A juice fast is also a tasty way to reset your sodium/potassium balance and help prevent the health issues associated with high salt intake.

It can be a challenge to worry about preventing autoimmune problems before they begin, but addressing them now not only helps you avoid them, but also boosts all areas of your health. By eating a proper diet, you give your body the best chance at maintaining a healthy weight, delaying the signs of aging, and preserving your energy.

Energy you'll need - for the kitchen.

 

- Emily Wade Adams, Certified Nutrition Consultant at Natal Nutrition and Priming the Bump: Achieving Fertility Naturally.