Romaine & Avocado Salad

East West Essentials avocado romaineIn the cold winter it can be tempting to eat primarily warm foods. But don’t forget to get your greens in! I love to bring salads to work for lunch (in mason jars, it just looks so cute and is compact and easy to clean).  This salad is one of the most popular with our clients in our East West Essentials’ clinics and also part of the Debi’s and Dan’s Diet program recipe books and a makes a great lunch!

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2-4 cups chopped romaine
  • 2 cups total: bell peppers, cauliflower and broccoli
  • ½ diced avocado
  • 2 tbsp. hummus dressing


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Note: to keep a sliced avocado fresh sprinkle lemon juice on top or store with a chunk of sliced onion!

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Yelp! Save 20%!

Have you tried East West Essentials and you want to tell the world about it? How about the world of Yelp? If you leave us a review on our Yelp page we will send you a 20% coupon! That’s right, you can save 20% just for telling us what you think! Below is a great review we received the other day… we are blushing!

Incredible products and great customer service. I have done Debbie’s 14-Day Optimal Diet, during which I lost 9 lbs. I have also done the 5-Day Optimal Cleanse with great results. East West cleanses do include real food that you prepare from good recipes, so this is not a restrictive “juice only” plan.East West Essentials’ products are of Read More »
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Can Your Tongue Diagnose Your Health?

Have a question for our experts? Post it here on our Facebook page! Today we answer three recent reader questions, enjoy!

Q:  I am on the tail end of my 10-Day Optimal Cleanse and I noticed this time around that on day 2 or 3 my tongue felt “fuzzy.” It lasted about 4 days. Is this normal?

A: Maybe not normal in “everyday life,” but understandable when you are cleansing!  Your body has begun to detox and in Chinese Medicine the health or conditions of the organs are expressed on the tongue.  That is why Chinese Medical Practitioners do a “tongue diagnosis.”  This fuzzyness you are feeling or observing can be indicative ofthe detoxification process through the gut, and if you looked at your tongue at that time you may have observed a thick white coating. Start noticing your tongue coating (or lack of coating), Google a Chinese tongue diagnosis (or try the link we provided above) and see what yoou come up with! It is an wonderful way to track and observe your overall health and wellness.

Q: I am curious as to what causes Read More »

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Stomach Bloat: Why, Why, How… & The Way To Beat It

The tummy bloat… we all know it too well! But why does it happen, and more importantly how can we stop it? Read on to learn all about the bloat!

Bloating is common in the belly because that is where your small and large intestines lie, and is a result of undigested nutrients such as protein, carbs and fat making their way down the GI tract.

When particles are too large and haven’t been broken down enough to be absorbed Read More »

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Holiday Nut Butter Cookies

I love baking for the holidays and this is one of my favorite cookie recipes! This is one my kids and I like to make together. It is healthy and delicious, and makes a great gift! I love to wrap these up and share with my gym and yoga friends – anyone who loves exercise appreciates a healthy cookie, especially this time of year!

Serves: 48 cookies, 1 cookie per serving


  • 1 cup almond or cashew butter
  • 1 cup Sucanat or organic coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cottage cheese
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole Read More »
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Prepare Yourself: Holiday Party Edition

I don’t know about you, but my schedule is packed with holiday events. From school parties for my kids, to work parties it seems I have something nearly every evening. The other day a friend was mentioned how she preps for all the holiday chaos: “I just don’t eat that day,” she explained. After I almost choked on my Pero Coffee Substitute, I explained to her that was the worst thing she could do!

Traditional fasting and a significant reduction in calories can drastically slow down the bodies metabolism. You need to have your fire stoked before you are able to burn a bunch of garbage. So in this case your metabolism is the fire and you need to do everything in your power to keep it burning so the garbage can be burned and not stored as fat. There are three easy things to do to enhance your metabolism.

1. Eat clean! Additives, preservatives and food coloring have to be processed through the liver, which is the fat scavenger in the body. We want that ready and available to burn calories when it’s time to truly indulge. Preservatives preserve and are designed to prevent foods from being broken down or turning rancid. They also preserve calories and fat from being burned. So the cleaner you can eat prior to indulging the more efficient your body will be when you do indulge.

2. Try to incorporate Read More »

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Holiday Contest! Win Our Optimal D3 2000!

East West Essentials Vitamin d3How would you feel about a supplement that does the following: Enhances bone, teeth and muscle strength, promotes cancer fighting activities, helps control high blood pressure, supports immune system, can correct deficiencies caused by inadequate sun exposure, enhance radiance of the skin, supports cardiovascular health and healthy blood sugar metabolism… If that sounds good than you are in luck: Our amazing Optimal D3 2000 can help with all that and more. And we are giving it away!

We are proud to say that East West Essentials D3 2000 is a truly remarkable product and our clients have had much success with it in our East West Essentials’ clinics.

First of all, it is a “bio identical” form (D3) which means it is the same identical molecular structure as the Vitamin D produced in our body by the absorption and transformation of sunlight.

This means that it Read More »

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Strawberry Optimal Protein Shake

optimal protein strawberry shakeI love to create new recipes with our delicious Optimal Protein Powder. Lately I have been in a big berry phase so I decided to play around with a strawberry recipe. I’ve been making these all week for everyone in the office and we have finally perfected it. See what you think! XO -Heather

Strawberry Optimal Protein Shake 


Blend and serve!

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Heal With Aromatherapy: 3 Quick Tips

aromatherapy-smell2In our East West Essentials clinics we work with patients on healing through many means: food, acupuncture, cupping, supplements, cleanse programs… and often aromatherapy. It is an ancient therapeutic practice that yields wonderful results, naturally.

So how can you adapt aromatherapy into your everyday life? Our friends at The Chopra Center have written up a wonderful overview with tips that we had to share. If you have any questions, as always, contact one of our wellness counselors today: 800.914.0919. Happy health!

Ayurveda teaches that everything that enters your body is woven into your cells and becomes a vital part of your overall well-being. Holistic healers have been using the powers of specific aromas from nature’s flowers and herbs for centuries in order to enhance health and well-being.

How Aromatherapy Works

When you inhale a scent, that aroma Read More »

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Look And Feel “Younger” At Any Age In Just 3 Months!

look youngerWe all talk about aging, the aging process, getting older,  etc.  To that I have a question for you: What about getting younger? Why are we focused on the aging aspect when we should be thinking about anti-aging. Yes, it is possible. And I have a plan that will help you active just that.

If you will invest 3 months of your time (and just a little cash – don’t worry, the amount I’m talking about is cheaper than most doctor visits!) you will be “younger” in only 3 months. Here’s how:

Begin to exercise! Walk with a Read More »

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