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Wisdom of the Body

Mar 18, 2021

Listen to Teresa Piro, the founder of CAN CAN Cleanse, discuss the practice of seasonal cleansing with local juices, soups and herbal teas. Teresa shares how finding out she had high cholesterol at age 11 set her on the path to discovering healthier ways of eating. She explains to Heather how 99 percent of this kind of fasting is mental, and the two discuss the benefits of doing short cleanses and fasts. A great listen for individuals interested in learning how to make longer-term changes in their diet. 

In this episode, Heather and Teresa discuss: 

  • The importance of eating and drinking plants
  • Why we often have to do something uncomfortable to create change
  • Willpower and self-restraint
  • How Teresa combined her passion for food and organic produce to start her company
  • The benefits of fasting with warm beverages vs cold-pressed juices
  • How fasting is about much more than losing weight
  • Age and longevity
  • Detoxification
  • Narrow-minded eating: when a person gets fixated on one aspect of the food, such as gluten-free or organic, and doesn’t consider any other attributes of the food
  • The benefits of eating plants, organic whole foods, and fats, with minimal modification or engineering
  • Getting good sleep when we are fasting
  • Why so many feel lighter and brighter from losing excess water and sodium
  • The importance of considering what’s going in your food to prevent reactions

Teresa Piro a pioneer in the raw juice and seasonal cleanse industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, who has been in the health and wellness industry for over 10 years as the owner and operator of CAN CAN Cleanse. Teresa is an advocate for eating (and drinking) whole foods and practicing mindfulness. With a background in holistic nutrition and her extensive line of plant-based beverages, including cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, nut milks, herbal teas, and savory soups, Teresa develops unique and inspiring cleanse programs for her clients. 

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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