23 Articles by Jovanka Ciares

Jovanka Ciares

What I Tell My Clients Who Want To Lose Weight

Early in January I was featured as one of the wellness experts and trainers on a reality-style TV show called My Diet Is Better Than Yours. It follows...

Jovanka Ciares
January 13 2016

How To Get Healthy Habits To Stick: 7 Simple Tricks

It’s hard to think about the time, effort, intention (and money!) that I’ve spent chasing peace and balance with my health. Every time I tried a new...

Jovanka Ciares
December 21 2015

6 Habits To Stay Happy & Boost Your Immunity

We are all tied to the seasons. In summer we spend time outside, we eat lighter, and we tend to be more active.

Jovanka Ciares
October 20 2015

The Only Thing You Need to Spiritually Cleanse Your Home

Many years ago, in Puerto Rico, I discovered a wonderful bark that has been used for centuries in South America for its energy cleansing qualities and...

Jovanka Ciares
August 31 2015

6 Snacks For Anyone Trying To Eat Clean

There's so much emphasis on detoxing and cleanses these days that many people are curious about them. While "detoxing" can be useful if you haven't...

Jovanka Ciares
May 8 2015

3 All-Natural, Nourishing Skin & Hair Treatments

We all know that the key to healthy-looking hair, skin and nails lies in what you feed the body, both what goes in and what goes on it. There are many...

Jovanka Ciares
March 6 2015

A Holistic Approach To Recovering From Surgery

I recently underwent abdominal surgery to remove a pesky fibroid that was wrecking havoc in my life. I'm getting stronger and feeling better every...

Jovanka Ciares
January 16 2015

Cacao Matcha Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to stimulants like coffee or energy drinks, I've got you covered. This smoothie contains cacao powder...

Jovanka Ciares
September 11 2014

DIY: A Tonic To Cure Bloating For Good

Bloating can truly wreck havoc on your day. Imagine being at work, getting ready for a staff meeting and you start to not feel well. You’re feeling...

Jovanka Ciares
July 23 2014

9 Amazingly Detoxifying Summer Foods

Summer brings a natural appetite for fruit and vegetables in season, light snacks and cooling foods. Anything that keeps you feeling light and helps...

Jovanka Ciares
July 5 2014

Vegan Mango Cake (It's Gluten-Free!)

One of the best things about Spring is the abundance of colorful fruit in season. As a Caribbean girl, I am particularly fond of tropical fruit and...

Jovanka Ciares
April 23 2014

7 Ways To Work Out Without Going To The Gym

Have you ever started an exercise plan only to grow tired of it? Do the classes and the equipment at the gym ever get you down? No worries! Here are...

Jovanka Ciares
February 26 2014

How To GAIN (Not Lose!) Weight In A Healthy Way

A few months ago I was working with a group of five women who wanted to gain weight in a safe and healthy way. This was not a typical group, since...

Jovanka Ciares
February 15 2014

Warming Kale Salad With A Caribbean Twist

I'm committed to a diet that's over 60% raw vegetables, but I'll be the first one to admit that during the colder months of the year, my body craves...

Jovanka Ciares
January 16 2014

Foolproof Ways To Avoid Weight Gain

Ever made a vow to be healthy during the holiday season, only to find yourself a few pounds heavier in the new year? Maybe you swore you'd only have...

Jovanka Ciares
December 10 2013

What Your Dentist Won't Tell You: 6 Natural Steps To A Gorgeous Smile

Just like your skin is your business card to the world, a healthy mouth (beautiful teeth, healthy gums, fresh breath) is the mirror of your digestive...

Jovanka Ciares
September 11 2013

10 Tips To Get Rid Of Toxins & Get Your Body Ready For Summer

Spring is traditionally the time of new beginnings. People like to use this time to clean their homes and personal spaces in order to make space for...

Jovanka Ciares
May 3 2013

7 Tips For Eating Healthy (And Organic) On A Budget

When I first started my own business, I spent months living on a very strict budget. Yet, as a nutrition consultant and wellness coach, it was...

Jovanka Ciares
March 27 2013

How NOT To Get Sick When Everyone Else Around You Is

Did you get a cold or the flu? Unless you live under a rock, chances are good that you or someone you know has gotten sick this season. With the...

Jovanka Ciares
February 20 2013

5 Natural Detox Tips for Better Sex

How’s your sex life? Having as much fun as you can in bed? If you are, then by all means move on, no need to keep on reading. But if you believe there...

Jovanka Ciares
September 6 2012