Doing a nutritional cleanse, and other holistic wellness practices are not a cure for disease, or a replacement for medical care. However, you have an opportunity to take a little more responsibility for your health, and do something proactive to create a vibrant, healthy, inner-environment for your body to thrive. With that, before making any substantial changes to your diet, it is a good idea to check with your doctor or licensed health care professional.
2 inches fresh turmeric
1 inch fresh ginger
3-4 black pepper corns
25ml lemon juice (approx. juice of one small lemon)
½ tsp honey or a few drops of Stevia
1 cup water
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend together until everything is liquified.
Pour into a glass and enjoy. Or, place in jar
Dr. Maeda's position is that most of the beneficial natural ingredients found in his immune boosting soup are often lost in other forms of food preparation. This soup is very easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator. The ingredients and preparation are listed below so you can try this recipe out yourself.
Many people are allergic to hundreds of substances and don’t even know it. They have symptoms or reactions that go on for years before realizing that they have health concerns. Individuals can develop allergies, or they can inherit them. Learn how you can overcome allergies that can lead to chronic illness.
The National Sleep Foundation says 60% of Americans have problems with their sleep. Failure to get enough sleep puts stress on the body.
Our bodies perform repair and maintenance while we are sleeping. If our bodies are deprived of this critical time of repair and maintenance night after night, chronic health issue can arise. A sleepless
Fat is an integral part of our body and our diets. It’s involved in a variety of metabolic functions, some fats are even precursors to hormones. The last 20 years have brought conflicting information about fat, from the low-fat craze of the 90’s to the high fat lifestyle of the Ketogenic diet. Questions naturally arise with regards to good fats vs. bad fats and what to believe. The answer is really very simple; focus on whole and natural fats rather than man-made fats.
Who out there does not get excited about the smell of fresh baked cookies? Candies, pies, and cakes are often the reward for something great. We use sugar filled baked goods to celebrate everything from milestones like birthdays to graduations and retirements. Special events do not happen every day, but what about that everyday sugar we consume?
Digestion is one of those bodily functions that occur without thought -unless it’s going poorly. Most people go through their day letting their autonomic nervous system go through its various functions breaking down and digesting food. But, when symptoms like constipation, heartburn, stomach pain, and bloating occur, it’s time to look at how to improve digestion, discovering the underlying causes.
More and more Americans complain that they suffer some sort of fatigue. It may range from needing a nap mid-day to symptoms more severe like chronic fatigue. Fatigue is frustrating and can be debilitating. For some people they have to push through every day. For these same people, at the end of each long and exhausting day, sleep is yet another challenge. Oddly, for many people the more exhausted they are during the day, the worse sleep at night. After a restless night of tossing and turning, the cycle begins again as the sun arises.
If you read the paper or watch the news, you have heard about the importance of vitamin D. Most people know that the best way to get their vitamin D is through daily sun exposure. Our bodies make vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun. Actually, vitamin D is not a vitamin at all but rather a hormone that targets more than 2000 genes in your body. Because most people do not get out in the sun on a regular basis without sunscreen on, (sunscreen blocks vitamin D production) vitamin D deficiency is believed to be wide spread. To complicate matters, as we age it becomes more difficult to produce vitamin D.