It’s such a pleasure to welcome back Elissa Goodman – she’s a dear friend, and I am thrilled we were able to spend together while I was in LA! Elissa always has such a bright, vibrant glow about her, and I just had to know what her daily health regime looks like. I’m so grateful that she’s kind enough to share her secrets with all of us! Take it away, Elissa.
My daily health regimen is one that incorporates both food & supplements to support good skin, healthy hair, and strong nails. I start every day of with a probiotic.
Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Strength Daily Probiotic
A daily probiotic is essential – most people aren’t aware that a probiotic, in addition to balancing your gut flora, is linked to keeping us youthful.
Morning Detox Drink:
My morning detox tonic reduces inflammation that can lead to puffiness, skin irritation, and acne. Kefir boosts the probiotic effects and cleanses the digestive tract, lemon is detoxifying and anti-inflammatory, apple cider vinegar is a anti-microbial and has long been used for clearing up skin conditions.
GliSODin Anti-Aging Complex (2-3 capsules daily)
I take one capsule of GliSODin Anti-Aging complex daily. Its two key ingredients, superoxidase dismutase and krill oil, play key roles in decreasing cellular breakdown. This also promotes collagen production and reduces inflammation.
Green Juice with Turmeric (watercress, beets, parsley, ginger, cucumber, celery, lemon)
I have a green juice at least once daily. I supplement my green juice with turmeric. Turmeric is anti-oxidant rich to fight off wrinkle-causing free radicals. A juice is the easiest way to add an abundance of vitamins and minerals into your diet – and cleanses the system, keeping it free from skin clogging toxins that start from the gut. I use a combo of hydrating vegetables and those with vitamins needed for great skin!
LivOn Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C – 1 packet dissolved into cool water daily
As we age, collagen production decreases and collagen fibers break down. Vitamin C is necessary for building up collagen and will treat wrinkles. But the best way to get it isn’t a lotion or cream – it’s nutritionally. I take Lypospheric Vitamin C because it is easily absorbed by the bloodstream and is the highest quality supplement form of vitamin C available.
At least 3 grams of Omega’s every single day
Omegas reduce inflammation and keep skin hydrated (two things that make our skin age). Omegas boost blood circulation and better carry nutrients for softer smoother skin – keeping our skin cells moist and strong for firm and plump skin tone!
Barlean’s Organic Evening Primrose Oil – 1300 mg/1 daily
Primrose oil combats sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is rich in linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid which cannot be produced by your body – but is needed for skin rejuvenation, firmness, and cellular turnover.
Elissa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist and cleanse expert based in Los Angeles. Elissa discovered that food and self-love was the key to health and happiness from a bout in her thirties with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She espouses a clean, preservative-free diet-filled with fresh produce and high quality products-and emphasizes the importance of daily de-stressing activities including soul searching. In addition to running her practice servicing clients, Elissa is the creator of the RESET Your Life with cleanse programs at the most well respected health-oriented eatery M Cafe and Elissa designs her own specialized juices for Erewhon Natural Market.
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Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time. My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.
With kindest regards Samantha
I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.
When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.
I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.
Hey Jessica! I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again
I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!
Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.
Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!
I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).
I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud
My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.
I want to empower you to make good choices, every day. I want you to enhance your understanding of health and nutrition. I'm committed to making sure you live the best life. Because you deserve it. Are you ready to start feeling great?
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