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Spring support for the Immune System

Drinking herbal tea is more than just enjoying a delicious non- caffeinated, non- sugary beverage, it is a way to deliver healthy nutrients to our bodies.  We can mix herbs with healing properties with not much flavor for the palate, with herbs that have lovely fun flavors to make a nice herbal tea blend.

Spring is arriving in NJ, the allergy season is not far behind, itchy watery eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, cough and all around feeling of lousy. It is time to start building the immune system!  The first herb that I think of when I think of Spring Immune System Support is Linden.

The Linden tree is known as the Tilia Tree and it grown all over Europe and North America. These large trees produce flowers known as lime flowers,these flowers are filled with nutrients to help the body. Linden is know to stimulate the immune system with phyto- chemistry, along with mineral and vitamins. Linden has long beenLinden flowers

used since the time of folks medicines and remedies for centuries.

The flowers are used to make herbal tea to help treat anxiety and it’s soothing effects on the body, treat Cold and Flu symptoms, support the immune system and to calm gallbladder and digestive issues. Linden also naturally aids in sleeping issues by calming the nerves.

Furthermore, drinking this tea can help reduce fevers, which is also useful during times of sickness as well.

Spring Immune Tea

½ Teaspoon Linden Flowers, dried

½ Teaspoon Nettles, dried

½ Teaspoon Mint, dried

1 Teaspoon Lemon Balm, dried

Mix together, place in a large muslin reusable tea bag,place in 32 ounces of boiling water. Turn the heat off and let steep for 5 minutes. Drink as a beverage all day long.

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Healing the gut

Since I can remember, far back into my own health history, I have always had a upset gut. Even as a child I remember always feeling queezie in my stomach, slightly nauseated and bloated. I remember complaining to my mother, the school nurse and I was always told I was being a hypochondriac.

As a teen, I found that milk products made me have that feeling of queezie,upset stomach and gut. While working for a raw foods vegetarian, I learned to give up all milk products, by the mid 1970’s.

I still had bouts of stomach and digestive issues, though out my 20’s until approaching my 50th year in life. I knew it was time for major changes in my diet and my health. In my soul I knew, that I KNEW better! I needed a big change in my thought process, then one day- It happened. I don’t really know the date, nor the time, or what changed. But it did!

I started listening to WHAT my body was telling me. I started going back to what I knew as a teen working for Emilie Ford, feed the body live nutrients, restore the strength of the stomach and intestines, eat as close to the Earth as possible, no processed food products, remineralize the body and restore gut bacteria.

One of the products I added to my daily menu was kombucha

kombucha in jar

Kombucha is an “ancient fermented tea beverage” that has a natural effervescence (like bubbly carbonation) that is full of probiotics, antioxidants, B vitamins and so much more.

It has roots in China, specifically the Qin Dynasty in 220 BCE with proven records of it traveling to Russia – eventually thriving to the health-conscious hippy communities of the 1970’s.

What are the ingredients and how is it made?

The ingredients are simple. It’s tea + water + sugar + SCOBY (a fermenting culture that is made from previous batches that stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).

5 simple steps to making this magical drink:

  1. Steep tea in boiling water with sugar, then cool.
  2. Sterilize a container.
  3. Add a SCOBY (looks and feels like a slimy, mucous disc) or a fresh, bottle of kombucha with live cultures.
  4. Cover and let sit for 7-30 days.
  5. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 


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A Reflexologist View’s of the feet

We have been blessed to come into this world with feet. From a very young age we have learned how to use these wonderful “Body Parts”. They give us agile motion, in our daily use them for walking, jumping, shifting weight and more.

How many steps do you take a day? How much pressure is placed on the foot with each step? Where is the body ailing or out of balance  and how does it show up in the foot ? When the foot is out of balance so is the ankle, the hips and the back.   Did you know your back ache may stem from your foot being out of balance?

As a Reflexologist all these questions, are the questions I ask when meeting a new client for the first time..

When starting a reflexology session, I observe the color of the skin on the foot, is it healthy pinky/white or is it pale in color the cold in temperature. Where are the calluses, if there are bunions, how are the toes shaped. These signs all tell me about the health of your feet and the health of you body.

What stories do your feet tell today?


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Enriching Liver Function

Our Liver is an amazing organ, however it gets treated like  Rodney Dangerfield “It gets NO respect”! We abuse our Liver, with fatty foods, foods filled with sugar processed chemicals, sugary drinks, alcohol, medications and more. Our poor Liver!!

We should all be focused on taking some time through out the year, to help enrich our liver. We can do this with clean healthy foods, drinks, exercise and sleep.

I like to take 2-4 days every few months to spend loving my liver! One of the best ways to treat your liver is with doing fresh juicing, which is nourishing to your liver and the rest of the body. Certain fruits and veggies can “re-charge” the liver. The next few days I will be doing a simple detox for my liver.

I will be drinking 2 juices a day along with salads, clean proteins, water, herbal tea and walking.

Liver Detox Juice

1 cup watermelon

1 cucumber

2 apples

1 lemon

1- 2 inch piece of ginger

Juice and drink!! Happy Healthy Liver!cucumber and watermelon

 


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Helping the body Heal

Our bodies are amazing! However, we have forgotten that fact, every minute of every day, our cells are working, our organs are working, our brain is working. Do we do anything to support all this work?

It is time for us to recognize our body need our “Help”. In a world filled with toxins, stressors, bad food products, polluted water and air. Our bodies need some help from us!

I am taking the month of March to support my own health, each day I will be juicing, eating clean and picking one day of the week to “treat my soul” to some self healing and a treat at the end of that one special day.

The next few days I will be focusing on “self help for the Kidney’s, Liver and Gall Bladder”

JUICING BABE!!!
Today’s juice is going to be a Gall Bladder Flusher and Kidney energizer
2 apples
2 pears
1 lemon
1 piece of ginger- 1 1/2 inches long
Juice and drink!!
Drink 6- 8 ounce glass’s of water with the juice of a fresh lemon in it. This will help the kidneys flush out toxins, naturally
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