My Birthday & Alkalizing Juice Regime

So yes, I have been MIA for a few days now. I sort of fell off the radar due to nothing more than being busy and also busy relaxing at the same time. It was my 32nd birthday last week and I was surprised with aRELAXING few days in Las Vegas.

Relaxing isn't how most people would describe their time in Vegas {wink} but for me it was. We ate, laid by the pool, laid around our very cool vdara suite, took a bath, read some magazines, then got all dressed up and went to a show. When I first heard we were going to a show I was a little indifferent. Not all that excited about it. However, when I actually got to the event I was like a giddy little kid so mesmerized by the incredible acts and music. If you haven't seen the LOVE show by CirqueDuSoleil I highly recommend you go. I can't even describe it to you. You just have to see it. 

We ended the evening at Michael Mina. Not exactly raw foods. But it wasn't to shabby, let me tell you! It's pretty much some of the most gourmet food you can get. Even the vegetarian stuff is better than any veg restaurant. And I'm such a sucker for gourmet food. And one glass of a fabulous Cabernet. 

Oh and I have to mention that together we also won $200 playing black jack! Hey, not too bad, right?

These perfect few days were followed up by a weekend to myself with my favorite two little munchkins. 

Needless to say, I was ready for a little juice fast. This wasn't just ANY juice fast. It was 2 full days of Alexis masterpieces. She designed two days of alkalzing for me. She combined raw soups, green smoothies, nuts milks along with some crazy coconut durian concoctions. 

These drinks were combined with supplements to help flush out parasites and toxins as well. I only did it for two days. Alexis has been doing a similar one for fourteen! 

The hardest part for me were the night sweats and chills along with the niacin flush. If you haven't done a niacin flush before - you probably should! That's all I have to say about that. Ask your naturopoath or talk to Alexis. 

Alexis sold Cutco until the year after she graduated from college, was about 20 lbs heavier eating the SAD diet when she got introduced to raw foods and it completely changed her life!

She went vegan and lost about 10 lbs in the course of 3 months. She also found out about Kangen water at that time {she loves}, started drinking it, and lost another 10 lbs. She was then on a mission to read every book she could get my hands on, watch documentaries, attend lectures and eventually went on to become a certified nutritional advisor through HAllelujah Acres.

Her story reminds me of my own journey in that when you witness and experience such drastic health transformations through diet and lifestyle changes, you can't help but become so fasinated and passionate. I see this similar type of bios running throughout the raw food community. 

I notice too that many people find this exceptional state of health sort of accidentally. Most people don't try and reach for something they have never felt. Does that make sense? But once somebody sort of bumps into this way of eating {sometimes due to severe health issues or maybe just minor ones} they are beyond belief.

Feeling GREAT and looking amazing from the inside out is something you want to share with people. You'd think maybe you'd want to keep it a secret {your little beauty secret, haha} but you just can't. When you're clean inside you want the best for others as well as yourself. You want the world to be their best. Insecurities sort of dissapate, anything like jealousy, envy and anger head right out the door as well. It's all part of the detox process. Those feelings are of course "normal" but normal is not where I want to be. Do you? Once you have superceeded "normal" or "healthy" you have a hard time with the SAD diet and the feeling of "normal". 

Anyways, that was my little sidenote tangent. And hopefully maybe a little inspiration for anybody who wants to feel wonderful. 

Alexis currently teaches raw food classes, does nutritional consulting, and facilitates cleanses. Her passion is health, children and educating families about proper eating and PREVENTING illnesses rather than trying to reverse them...and that you don't NEED a steak and potatoes to get full or enjoy a proper meal. {again, we have a lot in common}. God provided all the nutrition we need in the earth from something so simple and pure: fruits and veggies. Proper hydration is also essential which most people are only about 17-22% hydrated. When you put the right things in, you get the right results. 

If your are in the San Clemente area contact Alexis Autenrieth.

alexisnikole {at} aol {dot} com

or message her on facebook

also, thanks for her man, Joe for the juice photo {i stole it off his facebook}