How to Beat Food Poisoning – Yes, You Can!

I recently traveled for work and got a raging case of food poisoning. I know… ironic, right? I always travel with charcoal capsules and chewable papaya enzymes, which saved me that first night.What have you used in situations like this?

By the next day I already felt back in the game! I also drank Read More »

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Heather’s Immunity Boosting Tips

keep-calm-and-boost-your-immune-system-1 You know what time of year it is… the leaves are turning, the weather is cooling, the holidays are around the corner and everyone is getting sick! With Ebola concerns joining the conversations this year we have had many, many patients ask us, “what can I do to stay healthy?” We enlisted our own Heather Wilson to offer her top tips for keeping your immune system strong. Here is what she shares with her patients at our East West Essentials clinics:

1. If at all possible, avoid airplane travel.

2. Ensure optimal vitamin D status such Optimlal D3 from East West Essentials.

3. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin C such as the Superfoods/Superfood ingredients found in the Optimal Repair Blend.

4. Boost your immunity with Read More »

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Optimal Repair Blend Vs. Optimal Repair Capsules… What’s The Big Difference?

menu_repairWe have a slew of supplements and programs for all of your needs so we understand the need to ask us questions to help you determine the best choice. So keep those questions coming! Email us at

Q: What is the difference between the Optimal Repair Capsules and Optimal Repair Blend?

A: Great question! The Optimal Repair Blend has all of the nutrient support, antioxidants, organic vegetables, fruits, digestive enzymes and probiotic support needed to help support an exhausted, stressed body, along with an adaptogen profile designed for complete adrenal support. Some clients, however, can’t use the adaptogens or absorb them without the extra complete support of nutrition.

The Optimal Repair capsules are several adaptogen herbs in one blend. They have several additional adaptogens than the powder contains. It’s a straight adaptogen formula without the added nutritional support.

These two products can be taken together or separately, depending on your needs!

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Dr. Wilson’s Pumpkin Soup

Rich, hearty soup is a staple in the winter months, and pumpkin soup is a favorite for holiday dinners. Our East West Essentials co-founder, Dr. Jeanne Wilson, today shares some insight into pumpkins and Eastern culture, and her favorite pumpkin soup recipe. Yum!

In Chinese Medicine we consider the color of foods for their medicinal value. Yellow foods, such as pumpkins, are a yin or “cooling” foods.

Yellow foods help invigorate the functions of the spleen and stomach, help regain one’s health, and improve the secretion of a woman’s hormones. They also have a curative effect on the digestive system, and improve one’s memory! Good for diabetes, insomnia, fevers, menopausal hot flashes etc.

As far as preparation or recipes, try pumpkin soup, which is both Read More »

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Introducing Optimal Cleanse in Chocolate – WIN IT!

image1What if we told you that you could detox your body and lose weight… with chocolate? Yes, it is true! Our trusted program, the Optimal Cleanse, is now available in a chocolate flavor. We have kept the same formula we’ve used for more than 10 years and added a chocolate twist.  Lose up to 10 lbs. in 10 days and rid your body of toxins with this program that has been touted by our many patients, doctors and celebs like Jennifer Lopez!

Right now we are so excited about you trying the new Optimal Cleanse in chocolate that we are offering free shipping with code “SHIP” at checkout. And also we have 5 we are going to give away to our social media followers, which is a value of more than $500!

To win our giveaway, do one of the following… it only takes one entry to win, but feel free to do as many as you’d like, as often as you’d like! That’s 14 full days of unlimited entries… better get busy!

The fine print: Contest will begin on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and ends Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at midnight PT. Winner will be announced on Facebook. Must be a U.S. resident to win.
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To Eat Or Not To Eat With Supplements


Keep those questions coming! Our co-founders and experts Dr. Jeanne Wilson and Heather Wilson love hearing from you! Today we are covering a very common topic… do you really need to eat when you take your supplements?

Q: Just curious… should the Optimal Repair capsules be taken with or without food? Or does it make a difference? Thank you! 

A: Great question! We get asked this very thing quite often in our East West Essentials’ clinics! Ultimately either way is okay, it just depends on how your body reacts and how you feel best. Herbs are most potent without food because they absorb better on an empty stomach, although if you have a sensitive stomach you can take with food. There is no good that comes from you taking a supplement on an empty stomach and then getting sick – better to take it with a full glass of water and a small snack!

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Tropical Fruit Smoothie

I made the most amazing smoothie when I got home, and I want to share this simple recipe with you! It may be fall outside but that doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves with a little tropical reward!

  • 1/2 cup of frozen mangos and pineapple
  • Coconut Read More »
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Quick Q&A: Almond Vs Rice Milk On The Optimal Cleanse


We love to hear from you! Do you have any questions for us? Email them to and we will get right back to you! Today we tackle the best type of milk on our Optimal Cleanse programs.

Q: Is almond milk okay on the program, or do I really have to stick to rice milk? Is there a reason? Thank you!

A: Yes, you can have almond milk if you prefer!  However, if weight loss is a goal (along with an overall body detox) than just try to use either sparingly. For example, in oatmeal or as called for in a recipe. This is important just while you are on the program because the almond milk carries approximately 60 calories for every cup.

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Yelp For Us And 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!

“I have been struggling to get my last 10 lbs off for over a year. I have tried everything from low carb, juicing, just eating healthy, and nothing pushed me over my plateau. My boyfriend lost 14 lbs and I knew that I had to try the 10 day optimal cleanse.
I lost 11.5 in 10 days and the cleanse really reset my body. Skin glowing, energy high, and it really taught me how to portion my meals. This is the lightest I have been in 8 years. Most of all I know that my body is healthy! This is a detox first! The weight loss is a huge perk! If you are looking to lose weight but want to cleanse your body this is the best product on the market. I am not going to lie, some of the days with just shakes were tough. You can’t workout on the days without a lot of food bc your do not have enough calories to do so. 11.5 lbs without even working out. It was a great break for my body as well! WOO HOO! I am doing this again after the holidays.”



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Weekend BBQ Veggie Chili

We love to enjoy the last few weeks of good weather by hosting Sunday barbecues for our family and friends! In addition to all the amazing foods we cook on the grill, the side dishes are just as important to us. This is a wonderful recipe for veggie chili that meat lovers will also devour  (I just served it at yesterday’s soiree, and it was a big hit, as always). It has long-been one of my favorite things to serve at barbecues, and I hope you love it too!


  • 1 can of each:
  • Organic kidney, pinto, black, white, adzuka, and garbanzo beans
  • 1 – 2 cups of lentils
  • ¼ cup of chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth

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