As many of you know I don’t get sick even though 5:30am in the cold & dark all winter, exposed to everyone who is sick at camp. I literally haven’t had the flu since 1999, which happens to be when I went Plant Strong! I have never had a flu shot, nor am I paranoid about germs. Today, because so many of you have asked me to do it, I’m going to share my Flu Free Lifestyle Tips.



1) Eat real food. Processed foods have little nutrient value and usually have various forms of sugar which negatively effects immune system. Eat out less often to reduce the exposure of your food to sick people and ensure that you are getting the most fresh, organic and nutritious food possible.

2)  Eat plant strong! Meat used to be a luxury and many corporations have led us to believe its a staple! Farm animals are pumped with antibiotics because their immune systems are compromised by the unsanitary conditions in which they are forced to live. Evidence has recently shown that all of those antibiotics have a negative effect humans.  On that note, would you actually eat the flesh of a sick animal? Go plant strong and find a HUGE boost in your immune system, digestive function, energy and overall well being. A few more resources:

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Dr. Neal Barnard

Coach Michelle!

3) Scrub up. Just like the doctor, I scrub under my nails a few times per day – especially after public outings. This is where the germs live and breed. YUCK!

4) Shower at night. We come into contact with germs all day. Don’t take them to your pillow and your bed, gross! Shower at night and put them to rest.

5) Take TEA. We amp up our herbal tea intake bigtime this time of year. Fennel, Genmai Cha, Cinnamon, Camomile, Licorice, Throat Coat the list goes on and we keep that tea drawer stocked so we always have something we love in our cup.

6) Red Algae prevents cold sores. This is the way my body shows breakdown and it is not pretty. I take Gigartina Red Algae caps daily (from whole foods) and say buh bye to those nasty buggers.

7) Sleep. You body needs 6-8 hours every night. Your gall bladder, (among other important organs) recovers from 11-3 am and you want to actually be asleep for that recovery.

8) Eat apricot kernels. It’s controversial, but we have been doing it for a few years to boost immunity.

9) Drink water. When it’s hot we can’t help it, but in the winter it is just as important to aid in organ restoration, digestion and immunity function. I strive to intake 1/2 my body weight in ounces daily.

10) Exercise. When you work out you increase circulation which boosts your immune system. Daily motion is essential, so don’t let yourself go ONE day without at least taking a walk, doing yoga or rolling. This is a fun and gross video on what happens if you don’t work off the FUZZ.


Gumsaba Boot Camp Class schedule Wednesday 11/20/13:

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Karen – Tummytown Countdown

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – You bet your BOOTIE – INTERVALS

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – You bet your BOOTIE – INTERVALS

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Michelle – Tummytown Countdown

11:30 AM Cytosport Co-ed boot camp lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX Partner Double Up

12:30 PM Cytosport Co-ed boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX Shredder

4PM Walnut Creek Girls Boot Camp – Cardio HIIT IT.