Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cleanse Day 7 Skin Brushing & Gardein Giveaway

I have missed a couple of days in recording my progress with this cleanse and I apologize.

I don't usually blog every day (just Monday through Friday) so that is my excuse :)

Things are progressing nicely.

I still haven't had any issues with hunger or headaches and I don't find myself craving sweets (which were previously a downfall).

I still crave bread, but on Twitter the other day Laura gave me the idea to make some flax crackers.

I found a couple of recipes that I liked but then I haven't made them...yet.  However when I found myself at Earth Fare I bought these:

These fit the ingredient requirement of my cleanse and they are pretty darn tasty.

Now I will make my own crackers this weekend when I have a little more time, but until then these will hold me over. 

I wanted to share with you a simple tool you can use to aid your body in flushing out toxins...the dry skin brush:

In Clean Dr. Junger suggests using a skin brush before showering to:

  • stimulate blood and lymph flow
  • remove dead skin cells
  • stimulate hormone and oil glands
  • reduce cellulite
  • strengthen immune system
  • stimulate nervous system, tone muscles, and tighten skin
  • nuture your body
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and is responsible for eliminating 1 lbs of the toxins in your body.  When your skin can't release the toxins you may get rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odor, eczema, or psoriasis.

By using the dry skin brush you are helping the skin do its job to the fullest and hopefully preventing some of those irritations.

To use it you start from your feet and work you way to your neck, and always brush towards your heart.

The process should take anywhere from 5-15 minutes.

I have enjoyed it tremendously.  My skin feels invigorated and alive (plus a little pink...but that goes away after my shower).

I do believe I will keep up this practice each morning even after I've completed my cleanse.

Now that I have provided a brief explanation on skin brushing I want to change gears and provide to you a GIVEAWAY!!!!

The people at Gardein have been kind enough to provide one of my US readers with a prize pack to include:

1 "Cheat on Meat" t-shirt
4 coupons for free Gardein products

Are you familiar with Gardein?

They produce meat substitutes which are full of protein and come in quite a variety. 

I know at my house the seven grain crispy tenders are popular with my kids:

Just look at the nutrition information on these tenders:

I must say though that my personal favorite is the BBQ sweet and tangy wings:

So would you like to win the giveaway and score this awesome t-shirt along with 4 coupons?

All you have to do is leave a comment (show me some love) any comment will do.

For additional entries:

  1. Tweet this giveaway with a link to this post and @rachelkyle0402 mentioned (then leave a comment that you did this).
  2. Follow me on Twitter
  3. Follow Gardein on Twitter
The giveaway will be open until Sunday March 4th.  I will announce the winner on Monday the 5th.


  1. Uh yeah, I'd love some coupons for free food. I am actually cutting down a ton on my meat as of late so this would be perfect for me.

  2. Very cool! Glad to hear you're doing well on your cleanse- me too (only day three though.) As for the skin brushing, I think I'll try that kind of brush, the one I have is a bit too coarse.

  3. I've read about the benefits of skin brushing, but I haven't yet tried it. Its good to know that it makes your skin feel invigorated!

  4. Those Mary's crackers are the best! I love them with tapenade and cucumbers.

    Awesome giveaway! A "Cheat on Meat" shirt would make my day. :)

  5. I've only ever had gardeins trio, but i really want to try their different wings!

  6. I already follow you on Twitter. @sarahgarvey

  7. I follow gardein on Twitter.

  8. Skin brushing is a really great thing to do - I love it. Very good for your insides and outsides :)

  9. Well darn, hate to have missed this giveaway - love Gardein products! I still haven't tried the chicken wings, I need to get on that. :)