A day of Fasting and Bulletproof coffee.

Bulletproof coffee made with quality coffee beans, with good fats like grass-fed butter or ghee and MCT Oil, increases focus, provides long-lasting energy, banishes hunger and cravings, and helps with weight loss. By the way, it can also be a tea! Caffeinated tea. After I wake up, I drink just water with a bit of… Continue Reading


Cast iron burgers on the grill.

The juices burgers we have ever made! The very first time we made these we were shocked at how easy and good it was. This was the second time, no smoke, no charring of the meat (very carcinogenic), no dryness so we had to share. We use grass-fed beef, spices, fresh herbs, chopped onions in a… Continue Reading


Just how bad is sugar for you?

With my obsession to manage my autoimmune conditions without using prescription drugs, sugar was one of the main offenders. Sugar is addictive and the sooner you get it out of your system the sooner you will realize just how desensitized your taste buds are to sugar by overexposure to junk foods packed with sugars, saturated… Continue Reading


OMAD and Intermitent Fasting

I received this newsletter today and it was an exact question I had to discuss with a friend a couple of days ago. Is following OMAD (one meal a day) eating plan good for weight loss and is it considered fasting? I personally believe it is, in fact, fasting because you effectively fast for over… Continue Reading


Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

JOOVV does! First time I have heard of red light therapy was through Dave Asprey of Bulletproof. I trust his biohacking ways to point me in the directions I then can myself research, and so I did with JOOVV. I researched, I read, I even consulted with my doctor and my chiropractor. Finally, I made… Continue Reading


The best essential oils company :)

I took this course and I loved it! Even after years of using essential oils, I have learned so much! Especially fascinating for me was the production class. It is absolutely free, you earn free oils as you study. And their oils are organic!!! Jade Bloom is truly an amazing company, their goal is to… Continue Reading


Bone Broth Recipe.

I grew up on bone broth! But from 1991 to 2010 I have not had any. The reason?! We moved to the USA and started eating a low-fat diet. Bone broth came back into my life 8 years ago, in 2010 when as a nursing mother I was diagnosed with lichen planus (LP), lichen planopilaris (LPP)… Continue Reading


Kickboxing training

Kickboxing class with Coach K. Watch the video.         We offer only private classes with Coach K. Group classes are no longer offered. Only One-on-One sessions. To schedule please feel free to call Coach K. on his cell 617-510-0835 or email him at Selivan@108Strong.com    


People pleasing – I am so over it!

There is much talk about stress as a cause of disease and inflammation, and in my experience, among other factors, much of that stress is caused by people in our lives. There is my family, my close friends – my “tribe”, and there are other friends, those I just run into, know in passing, neighbors, acquaintances, who… Continue Reading


Going Bulletproof.

Our 108Strong nutrition plan has two principles at its base. One is the Bulletproof Diet and the other is Deep Nutrition by Dr. Cate. Here is how I and later my whole family became Bulletproof. Deep Nutrition deserves its own post 🙂 In February of 2010, I was diagnosed with a bunch of autoimmune disorders LP, OLP,… Continue Reading


Cancer Prevention

In recent years there has been more and more research coming up about cancer prevention. It has always been my belief that we can lead a preventative lifestyle by eating healthful foods, being active, living mindfully and learning to deal with stress, then even if one gets seriously sick at some point – being preventative… Continue Reading


Latest research and benefits of turmeric

Great article outlining the latest research and benefits of turmeric. An important note! Adding black pepper to a meal prepared with turmeric enhances turmeric’s bioavailability by 1,000 times! So the effectiveness of turmeric is 1,000 higher when taken with pepper. I make sure to add 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric to my meal at least… Continue Reading


Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today

When a client with a toothache called, asking me what she can do, I advised oil pulling. After a couple of days she called to express her gratitude, as after only first time she felt better, and on day three the pain, swelling, and inflammation were gone. She did oil pulling twice a day. Typically I… Continue Reading


So-Called Healthy Oils You Should Avoid

A friend shared this great article on vegetable oils and I wanted to “file” it on my blog. I love coconut oil, we use it for cooking, as a skin moisturizer, for oil pulling, brushing teeth, etc. We also use a lot of olive oil in salads, and we eat a lot of salads, as well as avocado… Continue Reading


Golden Milk Recipe

There are many recipes on the internet for a golden milk drink. Some require making a paste first, that takes a bit of time, others are quicker. I need to find one for myself that does not just taste good and provides all the benefits of turmeric, but also is a quick one. So after trying… Continue Reading


Take 5 by Dr. Hyman

One of my favorite demonstrations of a simple but very effective breathing technique from my favorite doctor Dr. Mark Hyman. Try it, breathe, and breathe intentionally few times a day 🙂   To your health, Elena


Take 5 by Dr. Hyman

One of my favorite demonstrations of a simple but very effective breathing technique from my favorite doctor Dr. Mark Hyman. Try it, breathe, and breathe intentionally few times a day 🙂 Soft Belly Breathing from Dr Mark Hyman on Vimeo.   To your health, Elena


Dr Amy Myers’ Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse

Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse by Dr. Myers. I absolutely LOVE this dessert. I have it every single day, I modify it slightly, skip the cocoa powder, add different berries, add cocoa nibs for crunchiness. My kids love it, it is sweet, satisfying and so good for you!  I just mix it very well with a… Continue Reading


Golden Milk Recipe

There are many recipes on the internet for a golden milk drink. Some require making a paste first, that takes a bit of time, others are quicker. I need to find one for myself that does not just taste good and provides all the benefits of turmeric, but also is a quick one. So after trying… Continue Reading