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Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon
The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can't be late for work or that you just don't have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals. But, if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this..... Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. It's so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. 1. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. 2. Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. 3. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. 4. 5. 6. The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. 7.

10 Tips for Before, During & After a Juice Cleanse Juice Fasting is something that we should all do periodically, at least every six months. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your next five-day cleanse. Tips for a few days before: If you like to be prepared, you can plan out your juices for the week and what you're going to throw in them. Also, stock up on herbal teas. Another great drink to have during the day is lemon in hot water with some ginger. The great news is that you can juice or make green smoothies as often as you like during the day, or when you get hungry. Shopping List Kale MintBasil Parsley Ginger LemonsLimes Tomatoes Beetroot Carrots Cabbage Lettuce Apple Orange Blueberries Strawberries Kiwifruit Watermelon Baby Spinach Chia SeedsSpirulina Chlorella Bee Pollen Young Thai CoconutHimalayan Sea Salt Good quality Probiotic capsule Probiotic DrinkDry Skin Brush I'd also strongly recommend booking a colonic or two along with some infra-red sauna sessions and massages. Tips for during your juice fast: 1. 2. 3. 4.

10 Simple Ways to Detox Every Day While some people recommend extended or regular long-term cleanses, it’s just as easy to perform some simple, daily actions that encourage our body to detoxify. These simple ways to detox seem fairly straightforward, but it can take some effort to give up the pleasures that we know are bad for us. Some of the ideas on this list may seem difficult, but your efforts will be rewarded if you stick to your desire have a healthier, cleaner body. If you truly want to detox your body, it’s best to try to eliminate or reduce some of the toxic substances over which you have some control, such as coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, hydrogenated fats, sugars, and chemicals from personal care products. 1. Dehydration prevents your body from being able to rid itself of accumulated waste. It’s a great replacement for that caffeine to which so many of us are addicted, and it’s great for you. 3. 4. Ideally, we’d all eat organic foods all the time, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The Perfect Kale Soup for Autumn This recipe is perfect for the Fall and can easily be adapted for vegetarians or non-vegetarians. I've included optional add-ins for both variations below. Ingredients Half bag or more of small chopped kale piecesOne lemonChopped carrots, onion and celery (Use about 1 cup of each.)Your favorite fresh herb, chopped. (I like basil or parsley.)6 to 10 cups of organic chicken broth or vegetarian broth. Garlic, finely choppedBay leafDash of turmericSea salt and peppercorns to tasteOlive or grapeseed oilOptional add-in: organic chickenOptional add-in: red quinoa or wheat fusilli pasta (For the pasta, use 100% semolina durum flour if possible.) Directions On low heat, warm oil in soup pot, then add garlic. Let cook 2-3 minutes. Add chopped carrots, onions and celery. Cook on low for 5-10 min. Add broth, bay leaf, fresh herb and dash of turmeric. Squeeze in juice of lemon to taste. Let cook for 45 minutes. Add kale 10 minutes before serving. Grind in sea salt and peppercorns. Organic chicken

5 Herbs to Heal a Broken Heart There are many reasons a heart can break. It could be a literal break, as in a heart attack or a cardiovascular illness. Or, it could be a metaphorical break—at the end of a relationship, or after the death of a loved one or pet. When you experience a loss, physical pain in the chest can follow. Herbs can help heal the heart and lift the spirit; depression, anger, loss, and loneliness can result from emotional or physical heartbreak. Note: if you take any medications for cardiovascular health, please consult your physician before taking any alternative remedies. 1. Hawthorn is an all-around heart tonic, serving to strengthen and tone the cardiovascular system, lower cholesterol levels, and manage blood pressure. Typically with hawthorn preparations, we use the berries of the tree, but the flowers and leaves can be included, too. Try a hawthorn tincture and drop a dose into warm water or tea. 2. The rose has long been identified with love and matters of the heart. Try rose petal tea. 3.