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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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My 5-Day New Year's Cleanse

From the Desk of Katrina Sukola, Yoga Teacher…

 

Next week I will be starting a 5 day New Year’s Cleanse.  Cleansing is a wonderful opportunity to notice how much we use food to cover up our emotions or uncover an underlying blood sugar imbalance. When faced with eating a simplified diet, we are faced with all of our emotional reactions to eating. Instead of panicking or getting stuck in resistance, simply take a few deep breaths and a moment to investigate what the deeper need or emotion is.

 

Benefits of Cleansing

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Clear sinuses
  • Improved digestion
  • Jumpstart new eating habits
  • Opportunity to release attachments to sugar, dairy and caffeine

During a cleanse is a great time to really connect with your body. What are some ways that you can take care of yourself while you’re cleansing? How can you nurture yourself in other ways besides food? Some things that I like to do while cleansing are: keep a journal, meditate, practice yoga, spiritual practice, spiritual reading, daily exfoliation, Epsom salt baths, enjoy a sauna or steam, and get a massage.

 

Cleansing, or detoxifying, literally means removing toxins from your body.  Detoxification can create a number of symptoms in your body as your body goes through the process of purifying itself and eliminating toxins.  You will feel some detox symptoms like headaches, muscle aches, irritability, weakness, cravings, and maybe even nausea.  But once these toxins are gone, you will feel more energetic, vital, happy and healthy. It is the toxins that make us feel tired, mentally confused, irritable, unhappy, depressed and ill.  It is helpful to know the symptoms will be gone and to remind yourself that the cleanse meal plan is temporary.

 

If you are interested in learning more about yoga and digestion, try OMBE’s five day nutrition cleanse and yoga series.  This cleanse includes a yoga five-series, a five-day nutrition guide with comprehensive menu plans, mindful eating tips, and recommended supplements. You will receive easy-to-follow recipes and shopping lists with seasonal items found in your local grocery store or Farmer’s market. Nightly activities to help you reevaluate and clear out other areas of your life, unlimited support from your nutrition counselor and access to our online community to connect with others about your experience will also be available.

Katrina Sukola, Yoga Teacher

Katrina has had a lifelong relationship with movement. Dancing from a young age, including ballet and later studying other styles including flamenco and aerial dance. In 2001, she began exploring different styles of yoga such as Vinyasa, Restorative and Anusara yoga. Katrina completed her 200-hour certification with YogaWorks in 2010, training with master yoga teacher Natasha Rizopoulos. Her teaching is strongly influenced by this method, combining Ashtanga’s focus on connecting movement with breath and Iyengar’s attention to precise alignment. Other influences include her teachers Jillian Pransky, Barbara Benagh and Daniel Orlansky.

In both individual and small group settings, students will experience thoughtfully sequenced classes, cultivating body and mental awareness, and finding balance between effort and ease. Katrina teaches yoga for students to increase strength and flexibility while reducing stress and tension, creating calm in both the body and mind. Through continuous practice, Katrina has experienced the powerful mental and physical benefits of yoga, both on and off the mat. Katrina teaches yoga throughout the Boston area and is a member of the dance company Round the Corner Movers. She continues learning and sharing this ancient practice of moving, breathing, and overall well-being.

Next week I will be starting a 5 day New Year’s Cleanse.  Cleansing is a wonderful opportunity to notice how much we use food to cover up our emotions or uncover an underlying blood sugar imbalance. When faced with eating a simplified diet, we are faced with all of our emotional reactions to eating. Instead of panicking or getting stuck in resistance, simply take a few deep breaths and a moment to investigate what the deeper need or emotion is.

 

Benefits of Cleansing

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Clear sinuses
  • Improved digestion
  • Jumpstart new eating habits
  • Opportunity to release attachments to sugar, dairy and caffeine

During a cleanse is a great time to really connect with your body. What are some ways that you can take care of yourself while you’re cleansing? How can you nurture yourself in other ways besides food? Some things that I like to do while cleansing are: keep a journal, meditate, practice yoga, spiritual practice, spiritual reading, daily exfoliation, Epsom salt baths, enjoy a sauna or steam, and get a massage.

 

Cleansing, or detoxifying, literally means removing toxins from your body.  Detoxification can create a number of symptoms in your body as your body goes through the process of purifying itself and eliminating toxins.  You will feel some detox symptoms like headaches, muscle aches, irritability, weakness, cravings, and maybe even nausea.  But once these toxins are gone, you will feel more energetic, vital, happy and healthy. It is the toxins that make us feel tired, mentally confused, irritable, unhappy, depressed and ill.  It is helpful to know the symptoms will be gone and to remind yourself that the cleanse meal plan is temporary.

 

If you are interested in learning more about yoga and digestion, try OMBE’s five day nutrition cleanse and yoga series.  This cleanse includes a yoga five-series, a five-day nutrition guide with comprehensive menu plans, mindful eating tips, and recommended supplements. You will receive easy-to-follow recipes and shopping lists with seasonal items found in your local grocery store or Farmer’s market. Nightly activities to help you reevaluate and clear out other areas of your life, unlimited support from your nutrition counselor and access to our online community to connect with others about your experience will also be available.

Katrina Sukola, Yoga Teacher

Katrina has had a lifelong relationship with movement. Dancing from a young age, including ballet and later studying other styles including flamenco and aerial dance. In 2001, she began exploring different styles of yoga such as Vinyasa, Restorative and Anusara yoga. Katrina completed her 200-hour certification with YogaWorks in 2010, training with master yoga teacher Natasha Rizopoulos. Her teaching is strongly influenced by this method, combining Ashtanga’s focus on connecting movement with breath and Iyengar’s attention to precise alignment. Other influences include her teachers Jillian Pransky, Barbara Benagh and Daniel Orlansky.

In both individual and small group settings, students will experience thoughtfully sequenced classes, cultivating body and mental awareness, and finding balance between effort and ease. Katrina teaches yoga for students to increase strength and flexibility while reducing stress and tension, creating calm in both the body and mind. Through continuous practice, Katrina has experienced the powerful mental and physical benefits of yoga, both on and off the mat. Katrina teaches yoga throughout the Boston area and is a member of the dance company Round the Corner Movers. She continues learning and sharing this ancient practice of moving, breathing, and overall well-being.

 

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