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Want a free “heal your body” session?

In heatlhy eating, holistic health, stress, Uncategorized, weight gain, wellness on March 11, 2013 at 1:25 am

canstockphoto9866137ayurvedateaAre you struggling with some sort of nagging ache, pain, or other frustrating physical condition? Maybe you struggle with your weight or have some challenge like high or low blood sugar, chronic stress and sleep deprivation, continual sugar cravings or low energy–among other things.

A lot of folks struggle with these kind of issues, and somehow they get magnified even more at certain times.

If you feel you’d really like to change about your body right now– help is a phone call away!

I’m offering a special free 30 minute “Heal Your Body” coaching session to make 2013 one of the best, healthiest, happiest year of your life.

Generally, these sessions are valued at $275 but it’s complimentary to you.

During the session we will…

Create a crystal clear vision for your ultimate physical health, energy and vitality

Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your body’s ability to heal itself

Re-energize and inspire you to get your body fully healed

If you’d like to take advantage of this special session, please  answer these 5 questions:

What are the biggest issues with your body

What do you most want to get resolved now?

How long have you been suffering from these issues?

On a scale of 0 – 10, with 10 being the most important, how important is it for you to get these issues settled once and for all?

What have you already tried to resolve these issues and how did that work out for you? Please include your full name & the best phone number to reach you on to schedule the session; someone from my office will get back to you within the next 24 to 48 hours to schedule your one-on-one “Heal Your Body” coaching session.

Click reply now to claim your session today.

And, hey, if you’d like to also pass this on to friends, colleagues or family, there are more than welcome. Just be sure they answer the five questions above and indicate in the subject line, “referred by (your name)”

To schedule, contact me through my website:



Irene Ross is an integrative nutrition and wellness coach who helps people alter unhealthy habits so they balance their lives.  She is author of the e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story, and of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life.



Spring’s Around the Corner, So Time To Lighten Up!

In skin, Uncategorized, weight, wellness on March 9, 2013 at 5:47 am

All winter long you’ve probably been eating warm, heavier comfort foods. Now it’s time to bounce into spring, and what better way to start than this easy 3-day detox, found in the  IIN Spring Detox Guide.  You’ll look and feel great, because:

A. Your skin will glow
B. You’ll have more energy than ever
C. You’ll balance your moods
D. You’ll cleanse that liver
E. You’ll shed some pounds



…and more….

Listen, you even get a grocery list to really simplify things.

About Irene:

Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP is a certified integrative nutrition and wellness coach. She helps people alter unhealthy habits so they can balance their lives.

Author of the e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story, and of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, her website is:

Why You Should Care About National Sleep Awareness Week

In sleep, stress, Uncategorized, weight, weight gain on March 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Sleep Deprivation is probably one of the worst things that can happen to the human race; yet, over 70 million U.S. adults experience sleep disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

We all have a sleepless night here and there–whether it’s thinking about a big deadline or finally getting that date with the love-of-your-life. When it’s chronic, though? Well, it can affect every one of your systems, from the immune to nervous and skeletal.

Everyone should try to aim for 7.5 or 8.0 hours of sleep per night. Easier said than done, right?  I’ve seen numerous articles telling us all how to get better sleep–but let’s take a look at the causes.

Why should you care?  Because, without proper sleep, you wake up feeling irritable, anxious and moody.  You probably want to exercise, but can’t because you’re just too tired.  Here’s the clincher–you’ll probably also gain weight, because sleep has a direct effect on three hormones that regulate appetite.

So take this week, March 3-10 to reflect on your sleep patterns to see how you can remove some of those things that are known for keeping us awake.

  • Stress: Things like mind-chatter, impending deadlines and other events can make us toss and turn. Here’s where it is a cause, though; we awaken tired, anxious, irritable, depressed and lacking mental clarity—which means decreased or non-existent–coping mechanisms, adding to our ever-increasing stress load.
  • Pain: “If we consistently do not get enough rest it opens us up to the daily aches and pains we feel, as well as more serious injury,” said Michael Gazeleh, DC.  Guess what?  That pain keeps us awake.
  • Illness: The constant stress of sleep deprivation can trigger chronic and degenerative illnesses, but you also want to explore reasons for  not being able to stay asleep: “That might be caused by something like pain or even hunger,” said Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, Lac. “Hunger might either mean that there’s a problem with the liver or simply that the patient needs to eat a little more before bed.”
  • The bedroom isn’t dark enough. Melatonin is the body’s natural substance that’s produced at night, and a decreased level results in lower immunity, increased risk of infection. “Even the slightest light can cause a decrease in melatonin  levels,” says Dr. Bongiorno ND, Lac.
  • Pets.  I’m not passing judgment; in fact, I freely admit that I love sleeping with pets; to me, they’re like warm furry pillows.  However, the Mayo Clinic conducted a study finding that more than half of its patients seeking consultations at their sleep clinic were pet owners complaining of nightly sleep disturbances, caused by things like cover-hogging, kicking, growling, meowing, or even scratching. If yours keeps you up, maybe it’s time to give your pet a sleeping place of his/her own!


About Irene:

Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP is a certified integrative nutrition and wellness coach.  She helps people alter unhealthy habits so they can balance their lives.

Author of the e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story, and of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Day:  Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, her website is:



In fitness, food, healthful eating, National Nutrition Month, Uncategorized, wellness on March 4, 2013 at 12:15 am

The more colorful, the better!  Every color has a different set of nutrients, and that means more health benefits for you.  So mix it up!


  • Reds, such as strawberries, tomatoes, apples: Reported to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They contain many nutrients, including the familiar lycopene.
  • Greens, such as spinach, kale, collards, broccoli, asparagus, dandelions: Considered a super (high nutrient) food, greens have been reported to do everything from boosting immunity to improving mood and increasing energy. They also keep you from aging, because their nutrients fight free radicals, those rogue cells responsible for disease and premature aging (i.e., wrinkling)
  • Oranges and yellows:  Ever notice that most moisturizers contain vitamin C?  That’s because this vitamin helps promote collagen formation, and the orange and yellows are loaded with it. They also include things like lycopene, which aids eye health, and the oranges and yellows work well with magnesium and calcium to bring you healthy joints and bone health.

NOTE:  While you might think of a lemon as an acidic fruit, it’s actually alkaline—and that’s important to know because you want to keep your blood’s PH well-balanced.  Disease thrives in an acidic environment, while it does not in an alkaline one.

  • Eggplant, grapes, blackberries, blueberries and other blues and purples. They’re loaded with vitamin C, fiber, lutein and reversatrol (that means you can have that glass of red wine.) These not only boost immunity, but they fight inflammation (so responsible for many diseases) and even improve mineral absorption.
  • Parsnips, bananas, mushrooms, potatoes and other whites: These nutrients increase immunity, balance hormones and reduce the risk of some cancers.


About Irene:

Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP is an integrative nutrition and holistic wellness coach, speaker, writer and book author.  Her website is:

For more information, or to schedule a complimentary 30-minute wellness discovery session, please contact me through this website:

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