Health and Fitness

Remedies to BOOST your BODY!

By |February 5th, 2016|

After many of you reaching out to me recently,  sharing icky body symptoms, flu stories or just letting me know of a dip in energy this month, I was inspired to put together my favourite immune boosting recipes.
We live in the Caribbean and it feels like summer most of the year round here, so most of these remedies I store in the fridge or at room temperature  but you can down many of these as [...]

10 Ways to Get your MOJO Back

By |January 13th, 2016|

While we all love having that inner glow that swishes happy and peaceful energy wherever we go (heads turn, comments fly, we feel almighty high).
It is also positively common to feel a pull that drags us down sometimes. It can last days, weeks or even months at a time. You know it. You feel it deep in your bones and are left feeling helpless, low, less distiguished and distracted. ICK!
If you have lost your drive, found a mud pit and are starting to unpack your bags… the good [...]

UNPLUG with me!

By |January 26th, 2015|

Hi gorgeousnesses,
Before I invite you to come and join me on an internet-free adventure, I want to let you know that I think technology ROCKS!

I want to assure you that I am not here to squash the tech vibe. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
I often sit here at my desk in the beautiful Caribbean and wonder how on earth I got here and how life has enabled me to coach beautiful people in this lush, magical environment. I’m so grateful for my computer to allow my [...]

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    Sugar, gluten, paleo, veganism. Could we all be saying the same thing?

Sugar, gluten, paleo, veganism. Could we all be saying the same thing?

By |November 20th, 2014|

Paleo, Veganism, Raw Food. Could we all be right?
Colleagues, health enthusiasts, those involved in nutrition, wellness, fitness, medicine or the like. We all seem to have different views on what constitutes healthy living.
I found this a great wholistic debate with Frank Lipman, Mark Hyman, and Joel Kahn on sugar, gluten, paleo, vegetarianism and veganism and how we may all essentially be saying the same thing.
You can view the video here: 3 Doctors Debate the Best Way To Eat

 

 

 

 

 

 

As teachers and healers in 2014, it is the perfect time [...]

5 DAY Pre-Christmas Cleanse

By |November 18th, 2014|

 We all have the capability of sticking to a plan, creating a whole new lifestyle and changing thoughts and habits. Yet most of us STILL seem to have trouble committing to our health over Christmas.
As a trainer and coach of almost 10 years (I can’t believe that number!), I have seen many healthy and unhealthy Christmas’s come and go. I have witnessed many colleagues, raw foodists, family, friends and life long clients turn into sugar-high spirits over the Christmas period. I have even had times in my life [...]

Do one thing each day that scares you!

By |August 25th, 2014|

Eleanor Roosevelt said you should do one thing every day that scares you!
Scientists all over the world have proven that crossing boundaries, jumping limitations and stepping outside of our comfort zone helps to unleash our potential, live in our purpose and produce more bliss in the world.
So Phil came home from work with an easel the other day and I giggled. I have wanted one for some time and I didn’t even know why!

For the last 2 years, I have had this crazy vision of myself as [...]

Protein. Let’s Talk.

By |August 25th, 2014|

Protein. Let’s talk.
It’s every bodybuilder’s favorite macronutrient and for good reason. It’s on the top of the list for discussion in lectures and round table discussions.

 

Protein is wonderful. It an essential part of our make up, is extremely satiating and is a true anabolic.

Though how much is too much ? Would it be too much if your kidneys exploded ??

Today I woke up to make my morning smoothie and decided upon something different. I was going to combine all the ingredients I use for my “usual” but would grind the nuts, grains and seeds to [...]

Good Mood Menu

By |June 30th, 2014|

I’m back!

Maybe you wondered where I have been for so long. It was this time last year that www.marissanieves.com went in for a small makeover, ended up having some serious therapy and never came out!

So many months, so many changes and we are finally back up and running with greater force than ever before!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that it is my purpose to enhance others lives through health. It is what I was put on this planet to do and I am [...]

Power Up Your Shower

By |September 6th, 2013|

Taking a cooler or cold shower has been shown to increase healthy immune function! Scientific studies show those who regularly immerse themselves in cold water benefit from increased circulation, higher immunity (less colds and flu!) and increased feelings of wellness. In fact, cold water immersion is an actual remedy used to treat and facilitate progress in patients suffering depression and anxiety.

Thirsty Thursday – Lime Water Challenge

By |August 22nd, 2013|

Here's my fast remedy to morning energy, even for those of who claim you are not a "morning person" and may begin each morning rolling out of bed, falling over your feet.