ESSENCE Live host Dana Blair talks to health expert Michelle Mitchum as she continues her journey to the NYC Marathon.The orange one. Can you share with our audience what exactly is it and what can they find with your company? Okay, well, the Orange from Holistic Health and Wellness is a full health and wellness experience. So in the practice, we deal with mind, body, and spirit. Usually, people come to me when they want to You know, learn alternatives and how to manage adverse health conditions, that's how a lot of my clients have found me that way, and I give them two's on. Well, first I assess their entire life, its not just about the physical, because in my industry, we believe that mind, body and spirit are interconnected, so I have to deal with all of it. So you know, when my initial assessment goes really deep into your personal life, your social life, I know first hand. Your work life, your physical, your physical life, and then we talk about what you're eating, but in those questions, I'm actually looking for, you know, I'm trying to find certain triggers as to why, you know, there are physical manifestations of certain things in your body based on some of these social issues or some other things that might be going on. Okay, so what are the benefits of a cleanse. Oh, gosh. And, I want to share that with everyone because. Before I started this marathon training, I've never done a cleanse. I'm from Louisiana, pork is a food group where I'm from. [LAUGH] You understand what I'm saying? So when I was telling you about some of my health issues, just feeling a little sluggish and trying to get my mind and body right for this 26.2 miles, You recommended some things to me that I'm like you need to do a cleanse. [LAUGHTER] I've never done one so why would you recommend a cleanse? Well the thing is your body is like it's a machine you know and a lot of people don't realize you have to treat it as such and if you don't treat machines very well if you don't you know if you don't maintain it, it breaks down and the same applies to your body so when people come to me. That they had never done a detox before I, you know, without question they all have to do a 21 day full body detox with me. It is not, it's not as rigid as most but it is a little limiting. However. Because in order for you to see the benefits of whatever it is that we do moving forward or whatever it is that you're trying to do we need to start off with a clean slate. And so I have to clean you out. You do have to clean us out. And also too I want to point out that the recipes that can be found on your website were extremely helpful as well. They opened me up to some of my other options. I was like, okay I can do this. So I have a question for you. How is healthy food and say, exotic minerals or vitamins, really affect your body. Because here I see you have a couple things. A cleansing herb, a liver detox which was apart of my cleanse. You did all of this. And this sea moss bladder [UNKNOWN] [LAUGH] [UNKNOWN] Smells atrocious. [LAUGH] But it's worth it. So can you tell me a little bit about that? Well Well, what we have here is you have this, your, can I lift this up? Sure, you can totally lift it up. I can just point to it. Okay. So the concentrated cleansing herb is basically a mixture of probiotics, and dandelion, and other cleansing elements to cleanse your digestive tract, correct? All of these do that right? Well this mainly that's the purpose for this. Deliver detox is what, is really what, it is what it says it's gonna do. They're herbs and you know blended herbs to focus on detoxifying and strengthening your liver. And then we have the Sea Moss and Bladder Act mix which is, you know [INAUDIBLE]. In my life it serves a multivitamin. So in full it feeds your body the nutrients, and minerals that you might have lost during this process. What do you say to people that think that eating healthy or organic is too expensive? I say that there are alternatives. I am fully aware that it is expensive and it's actually, it's an issue that's becoming really public. I don't know if you pay attention to the media but it's a lifestyle for the affluent in most cases. However, they are, there are a lot of Websites, home delivery services are actually really inexpensive that provide people with organic food. And Michelle, what's your website? It's www.the-orangemoon.com. So at www.the-orangemoon.com. You can also find these recipes, you have a blog. Yep. As well as Michelle's contact information. Absolutely. Thank you so very much for stopping by- Thank you for having me. And keeping me straight I'm probably gonna have to do another detox because- [LAUGH] after that I do plan on pigging out on everything I want to eat. Well- Just so you know but [LAUGH] Just make sure you do one at least three times a year and it doesn't have to be for 21 days, at least seven days. We'll see about that essence.com. At least seven days

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Oct, 22, 2015