The Essential Ginger Pickle

Ayurveda, known as Yoga’s sister science, offers an array of practices for radiant optimal wellness.

The Ginger Pickle is a highly prized, incredibly effective, and taste bud tingling recipe that increases digestive agni, (agni translates to fire).  Because of this, it is also a fabulous boost to the immune system.

 

It’s a ‘trick’ used by brides to help them fit into their dress on their special day…

but it’s also amazingly beneficial to three of your body’s systems.

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Immune Boosting Strategy

Who needs scary movies anymore? 

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I know I don’t, as a recovered Germaphobe, all I have to do is turn on the news and BAM…niggling little fears of real life, creepy, crawly unseen threats start gnawing on my ‘oM shanti’ state of mind. 

 

While it can get really scary out there, there is a lot we can personally do to boost our immune system and support our body’s natural “Threat Protection” troops as our first line of defense.

We may still catch a few bugs, but our resiliency to them and our ability to recover will dramatically increase.

This is what I do when I feel that tell-tale tickle in the throat, general achey-ness or fatigue…

 

Become Aware ~ First I notice that I am not feeling well.  I might notice that I’m getting tired faster, feel grumpy, stiff, or stuffy and congested.  Because I know that my body never ever lies, it’s a great source of information.

So the next time you tune in and notice something is not just right, celebrate. Yep, listening to your body is one of the strongest things you can do for your health and happiness.  You know your body  better than anyone, even your doctor, so pay attention to it and treat it right.

 

Think Positive ~ Then I consciously choose to stay well .  Do you remember that tag line, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”?  Well, it even more true when it comes to the state of health you want to enjoy.  When our body speaks to us through sensations or symptoms we either a see this as a choice to stay as well as possible or we make a choice for the status quo.

 

Be Proactive ~ Then I take action. When my I feel something coming on, I start the day lots of H2O-bviously Better Skin (water), even more than usual, and follow that with a power breakfast of greens and protein.  I get my essential oils out, the Lemon and a synergistic essential oil Protective Blend.  I use the Lemon throughout the day for it’s natural detoxifying quality and I drop a few drops of Protective Blend in the back of my throat every 2 hours because it’s super high in anti-oxidants..

I eat only foods that I know would support my body and stay away from the white dietary devils, sugar, flour, and processed dairy. Bone broth is one of my favorite healing foods because it’s soothing, nourishing, warm and hydrating.

 

I also go into active-inaction. I rest and allow myself to be quiet and still. I take a nourishing bath with Essential Oils and Dead Sea Salts.  I keep warm and don’t allow myself to get chilled feet or hands.  I don’t rush to do anything, even if it takes all day, that is okay by me cause I am T-I-R-E-D.  It takes a lot of energy to for the body to heal and even more to ward off microbial treats.  If at all possible, I spend time cuddling with my hubby.  (bonus hint here – cuddling boosts your immunity).

 

When you know that life is going to be more stressful…like that upcoming wedding, adult kids move back or parents in need of parenting, a sick spouse, lots of travel, moving house or a job change…be sure that you tune in to what your body is saying.  Yes, it’s a balancing act and balance is dynamic.

Balance is fluid, supple, agile and it shifts in response to the circumstance…stiff, static and rigid balance, sweet one, there really is no such a thing.

Tell me…

Have you been ‘too busy’ and ignored your body only to end up sick?  Do you have a Super Self Care tip to share with me?  Comment below, you just might inspire someone!

 

Email me to learn about the resources I use and recommend.

 

resources

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21078173

Back to School With Ease

Heading back to school is exciting!

There are new pencils, notebooks, pens and friends to make.  But for some, there is anxiety because of ‘performance’ issues.

Being able to focus during the school day plays an important role in how our children experience school.

If they are having difficulty focusing, chances are they are disrupting the class room, I did.  During the first grade, I was put in an isolation box [Read more…]

Essential Detox Fizzy

You know that urge when you really want the bite of fizz on the back of the tongue but every single fizzy drink on the market is loaded with chemicals, artificial flavors, neurotoxic sweeteners and sugar. 

I used to love the first sip if a freshly opened Coke! I liked the way it bit into the throat and feel of the effervescence in my mouth.  I thought I would be able to stop at just one sip, but no, I wanted more and more until the entire syrupy chemical concoction was gone.

I still love that occasional bite!  Here is my recipe for a delightful detox treat that I can whip up in less than 5 minutes.

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Essentially Happy Head Elixir

It is estimated that 25 million working days are lost due to headaches, particularly migraine.

I suffered..scratch that, I was actually I was debilitated by them, for over 6 years! 

It was a vicious cycle…

migraine, meds, recover from meds, 1 maybe 2 good days of bright hope, then it started all over again.

It took a lot of work, a thorough detox, and years of living a daily detox lifestyle to enjoy the health I have today.  Seldom do I get a migraine. When I do, most of the time, I can nip it in the bud naturally.

Here is one natural and delicious way of staying in the game without the nasty side effects…by the way, this is also great for those times when you have overindulged…

 

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Easy Massaged Kale Salad

This salad is not only easy, it is delicious! It’s also my most requested recipe.

A delicious way to add this nutrient dense green into your diet.

A delicious way to add this nutrient dense green into your diet.

It’s as good for parties and pot lucks as it is for weekday dinner.

Kale has gotten a lot of good press lately because of it is dense in nutrients. My

hubby even wears a t-shirt that says Kale University!

 

Prep Time: 10 – 15 Minutes [Read more…]

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