Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wellness Remedies

Wellness Remedies

Spring is almost here!
 A lot of people I know are having issues with sinus, sore throats, coughs etc.
Those who know me, are asking me for a natural remedy instead of over-the-counter products.

I am a firm believer in starting the day with a coconut oil pulling session, followed by a morning cup of warm lemon water/raw honey. Some days if I'm feeling sore, I will have a mixture of Turmeric and honey.  By starting a daily wellness routine you can stay healthy and prevent or lessen the severity of any cold etc. that comes your way.  

Here are few natural remedies for what ails you:
Soothe- honey ginger tea, 1/2 cup grated/sliced ginger, 4 cups water(bring to a boil)
add ginger for 20 minutes, add honey to tatse.
Heal- greens for healing(alkaline-antiviral) Super green lemonade.
Sore throat- Turmeric gargle, 1/2 cup warm water,1/2 tsp turmeric, a pinch of sea salt.
Nasal- daily neti pot. This really works!, If I miss a day, my sleep is disrupted. Not to mention  Kris'.
If you know what I mean.

The Ultimate Cold Killer Shot:
1 cup filtered water.
2 tbs raw apple cider vinegar.
2 tbs grated ginger.
Juice of one lemon.
Dash of cayenne pepper.
1-2 cloves pressed garlic.
1 tbs raw honey.
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, shake it up, pour in a shot glass.
Drink it throughout the day. Store in the refrigerator. 

For a sore throat:
Slice a 2-3 inch piece of fresh ginger and bring 4 cups of water to a boil. reduce heat and let simmer 10-15 minutes. remove from heat and let coll awhile. Discard the ginger.
Add/stir juice of 1 lemon and 1/4 cup of raw honey. When at room temperature, add 4 cups of ice into a high speed blender and make a slushie. Feels great on a sore throat!

For everyday wellness:
1.5 cups of filtered water
7 tbs of organic apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbs of raw honey
A dash of cayenne pepper
Just combine all ingredients and shake, store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
This makes about five servings, pour into a shot glass and take once a day
ACV is loaded with beneficial enzymes and good gut bacteria.  The acetic acid can help kill off candida, which causes anxiety, depression, acne, fatigue and foggy brain.  The lemon is full of vitamin C and promotes the liver to produce bile which promotes digestion and remove toxins from our system.

For a cough:
Honey and cinnamon with a pinch of Himalayan salt.
In a small jar, mix 4 tsp of raw honey and 1 tsp of cinnamon, add a pinch of salt.
Take a 1-2 tsp of mixture two times per day for a few days.
Not only will your cough reside, it has positive effects in reducing blood pressure.
By mixing it in lukewarm water it moves through the bladder and cleanse's it of infections.  It also helps relieve arthritis pain and strengthens the immune system.

So there you have it, with just a few different ingredients you can get healthy and by eating clean, exercise and plenty of good sleep, you can stay healthy.

Kris made some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus  yesterday...its almost gone! 
Check out the purple cauliflower from our local farmer- Tomazin Family Farms since 1916!
Thanks Paul for all the veggies!

Have a great week.
Be kind.

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