The Simple Sleep Trick That Can Detox Your Body


Our bodies pull in toxins from the food we eat and the environment around us every single day. And while it is ideal to cleanse your body about four times a year with the Optimal Cleanse, there is also a trick that can help detoxify your body all year long. And it’s easy! Here’s all you have to do: Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. and make sure that you sleep in the dark. Yes, that’s it! This time is key to a successful sleep, which in turn allows the liver and other organs to fully detoxify the body and improve hormonal balance

In Chinese Medicine we know that the liver cleans the blood between 1 and 3 a.m. and you must already be Read More »

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Save 20% On All Products During Our Annual Sale!

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 8.56.28 AMIt’s that time of the year, the East West Essentials annual sale is going on now! For a limited time you can save a whopping 20% off any order, no matter the size or product.

This sale only happens once a year so be sure to stock up before it ends. To use, simply enter code “VIP” at checkout. The sale ends on September 7, 2014 and won’t come around again until summer 2015!


Ready for an Optimal Cleanse? Or perhaps you are feeling tired, rundown and suffering from adrenal fatigue? Try our new Optimal Repair Blend, which was recently featured in Harper’s Bazaar.

There is no limit to the amount of orders you can place using the code. We are thrilled to be able to offer this deep discount to our valued clients and we hope this helps you continue on the road of good health. From our family, to yours!

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Whey, Blueberry and Flaxseed Protein Shake

Don’t forget breakfast! You need to always remember to eat within 45 minutes of waking, and what you eat for breakfast will determine your metabolism for the rest of the day. Don’t skip this important meal, embrace it!


*   2 scoops of East West Essentials’ Optimal Protein Powder

*   2 tbsp. ground flaxseed

*   ½ cup of organic blueberries

*   1/16 tsp (2 to 4 drops) stevia or ½ tsp coconut sugar

*   1 cup of almond, rice, or low fat milk

*   1 tbsp. raw almond or cashew butter

*   ½ cup ice


1.    Whiz all the ingredients together in a blender and enjoy.

2.    This would make a great breakfast, or you could have it as a snack.

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Eat Your Way To Better Breath

Q: Can what I eat have anything to do with my breath – for better or for worse?

A: Absolutely! Your breath is a result of two things: your oral hygiene and gastrointestinal health. What this means is that while you should always take care of your teeth (brush, floss, timely dental exams, etc.), your diet can also play a role in your breath. In both cases bacteria is the cause. You should first make sure you are eating right (getting a balanced diet of protein, carbs, lots of fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids to keep the GI tract healthy) and brushing and flossing after every meal. However, that doesn’t mean that a lunch rich with garlic and onions won’t keep more than vampires away! Even those with the best oral hygiene and diet can suffer from occasional halitosis. Here are a few foods that can help prevent bad breath:

1. Coriander, spearmint, tarragon, eucalyptus, rosemary and cardamom are all good for Read More »

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Optimal Cleanse Tea Trio

For those of you who have done our Optimal Cleanse, you may have noticed the signs of detoxification on day two. These include increased thirst, a low grade fever, cold sweats and/or a mild headache. These will pass quickly, and are actually good signs that the toxins are moving from your body!

The liver is a major organ of detoxification in the body – it filters the blood and breaks down hundreds of chemicals each day. While you are Cleansing you can help your body’s detox process along with what we call the herbal “tea trio.”

Chamomile – a powerful liver aide, it is also soothing and calming.

Yogi’s Skin DeTox – The skin is the largest organ in the body and a key player in your detox. This tea Read More »

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East West Essentials’ Optimal Repair Blend Featured in Harper’s Bazaar!

Have you heard about adaptogens? They just may be the solution you have been looking for! Our Optimal Repair Blend was formulated for the expedient recovery from damaging physical or mental stress on the body that can be caused by extreme dieting, extreme workout programs, illness, overwork or other stressors that compromise our body’s core health. Optimal Repair Blend supports your core energy which can enable your immune system to be at it’s optimum. It also helps your body “adapt” better to day-to-day stressors, which can increase your energy levels and improve sleep cycles. Optimal Repair Blend helps balance the body’s overall function to enhance your ability to lose weight and support natural detoxification.

September Bazaar Optimal Repair Slide

Optimal Repair Blend has just been featured in Harper’s Bazaar… read on! Order yours today and save 20% off with code VIP at checkout. Click here to order now!

optimal-repairHOW DO YOU FEEL? Perhaps you’re a bit tired, slightly stressed, even a bit haggard. Well, you’re in good company. Our faster, more connected world is taking its toll, and suddenly everyone from your holistic doctor to your personal trainer is talking about how adrenal exhaustion may be the reason you’re run-down—and touting new herbal supplements known as adaptogens as a miracle treatment.
The adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, produce Read More »
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Introducing Optimal Repair Blend, As Seen in Harper’s Bazaar!

September Bazaar Optimal Repair SlideHow have you been feeling lately? Tired, stressed, run down… gaining weight? This is not abnormal and you are not alone. Luckily we have a great solution for you: The East West Essentials’ Optimal Repair Blend, a wonderful supplement that will turn things around for you! Adrenal exhaustion is real and taking adaptogens can make all the difference in the world!

The East West Essentials Optimal Repair Blend is a unique combination of adaptogenic herbs, superfoods, powerful greens, and hemp protein powder. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Features known anti-aging adaptogen herbs
  • Adrenal restoration
  • Helps support weight management
  • Antioxidant rich for protection against free radical damage and premature ageing
  • Supports a balanced stress and mood response
  • Helps support natural detoxification
  • Helps support stable energy levels and sleep cycles
  • Lactose free and suitable for vegans
  • Supports immune systems

What it is: Optimal Repair Blend goes beyond nutritional therapy by Read More »

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Why Granola Bars May Not Be So Great

I see many new patients who come to me and say they consider granola bars a healthy snack. But did you know that granola bars can be a killer, and many of them lead to major weight gain? Some have a higher sugar concentration than popular candy bars! Others have such a high concentration of refined carbs and high fructose corn syrup that they can be deadly to a diabetic or gestational diabetic.

Many loose granola come in a whole grain form and do not use refined grains or sugars. Many add nuts and seeds that balance out high carbohydrate levels with proteins and good fats. These proteins and good fats can slow the rate of sugar delivery to the blood stream. So if you look at a granola bar and it had 28 grams of refined carbs versus loose granola that has 28 grams of whole grain carbs and good fats and a bit of protein you are in much better shape!

Also, the more chewy a granola bar is typically the higher it will be in Read More »

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

This is a great salad to make and pack up for work or school! You can find heirloom tomatoes at your local farmer’s market or stores that sell local organic produce such as Whole Foods Market. Heirloom tomatoes have a marvelous mouth-watering, warm-from-the-sun, old-time taste many of you will remember. They’re sweet & tangy, smooth & succulent, and very juicy.


  • 4 inner leaves romaine lettuce
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 package of goat cheese sliced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon flaky sea salt, to taste
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 orange wedge
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


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Should I Serve My Family Raw Milk?

We love your questions! Do you have an issue or concern you want to ask our experts? Email us at, or post your question here on our blog, or on our Facebook page! Today Dr. Jeanne Wilson, our co-founder, takes on a great reader question.

Q: There’s an Amish food distributor of raw milk in my neighborhood and I want to try it, but I’m wondering if my kiddos will turn up their noses at it! Any thoughts on raw milk?

A: The use of raw milk at anytime is controversial. So I will express some opinions and recommendations, but please be sure to consider your (or your family’s) personal health needs, and speak with your doctor or nutritionist before making any decisions about this.

In short, raw milk is Read More »

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