What's in your cabinet?
Do you want to know how to detox, kill the bloat, build and protect your immune system, clear your skin and much more daily. The answer is simple, open up your cabinet. Instead of running off to your local coffee shop or drive thru in the morning, start your day with a natural metabolism boosting drink that will also provide you with several other benefits. I know some of you think you must have a jolt of java in the morning but if you try this you can avoid the crash. So here we go!
1-8 oz. Cup of water
1- teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (Bragg or Heinz Unfiltered ACV with the mother)
1- teaspoon of raw honey (CBC Raw Honeycomb)
Additional adds: lemon, cayenne, and garlic
My preferred way of doing this is to use hot water so the honey will melt and then stir in the vinegar. However, I add ice cubes after to cool it down some to a drinkable level just so I can drink it straight down.
Just a few of the benefits: decrease In inflammation, boost energy, aids in weight loss, reduces bloating, reduces cholesterol, helps with digestion and constipation, reduces joint pain, helps aid acid reflux, helps brighten and clears the skin. These are just a few of the benefits, the list goes on and on. So tomorrow morning before you grab that cup of coffee or energy drink fix this and see how much better you feel.
***Warning, this will detox your body, be prepared after a few days of taking this mixture to feel the difference. As always, prior to starting something new, consult your doctor if you are concerned about the effects.
Trying to figure out how to get all of the servings of vegetables and fruits that you need on a regular basis can often times be a daunting task. My quick answer is, if it can be put into a smoothie then do it. There are several benefits to drinking a smoothie but here are a few: 1. It saves time. 2. You can mask some things that may not taste that great on their own. 3. Improves digestion 4. Kids love them 5. Detox 6. Weight loss (If used for meal replacement) 7. Beauty(Healthy hair, nails, and skin) 8. Strengthen your immune system.
Here is a quick and easy smoothie that gives you so many benefits at one time. True, it has several ingredients but you can omit as you need to or use these same base ingredients daily with other combinations. The following will yield three 8 ounce cups. For me, I do this and then pass the other two cups to my husband and son.
6 whole strawberries- excellent source of an antioxidant (http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/arthritis-and-pain/10-health-benefits-of-strawberries/)
10 blueberries- supports digestion- https://draxe.com/health-benefits-blueberries/
¼ avocado- high in nutrition- http://healthiestfoods.co.uk/why-are-avocados-good-for-you
1 peeled banana- http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271157.php
1 bundle of kale (3 to leaves)- immunity boost- https://draxe.com/health-benefits-of-kale/
1 teaspoon of Cod Liver Oil- immunity boost- http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270071.php
4 ounces of cranberry juice- excellent source of an antioxidant- http://www.nola.com/healthy-eating/2015/11/six_health_benefits_of_cranber.html
10 chunks of pineapple- anti-inflammatory- http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/276903.php
1 cup of yogurt- high in probiotics- http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Milk-Dairy/Article-Viewer/Article/85/health-benefits-of-yogurt.aspx
****Please be aware of the natural sugars that each of the fruits contain as it relates to your glucose levels
****If you are allergic to either of these items, find a comparable substitute
In the past month or so I have been wrestling with the ideas of a more healthy approach to living, skin and body care and more. I have long since been screaming DETOX, however I wanted to do more. Clients enter into the doors looking for advice on how to clear their skin, repair damaged muscles and much more and it's up to us to offer the best advice and recommendations. It does not always have to be with a prescription or invasive method. Being consumed with the "Why", of so many things such as health, skin, weight, emotional balance, and more that I have decided to answer the question. It's simple, what we are absorbing into our body is the root cause. Our food, drinks, and medications are the answers to these questions and the path to a healthy lifestyle begins with changing our intake. With this in mind, the transition begins. I want to help myself and others understand what it means to, "Do more and do better". This is the new slogan for the healthier lifestyle plan that we at Prestige Dayspa and Studio, will stand behind. This is not a quick fix nor is it intended to replace the advice of any medical doctor. However, it is the way we will begin a natural healing process. With this said, the journey begins now! From now on when you enter into our doors the atmosphere is shifting. We are going to help ourselves and anyone else that would like to take a holistic approach on how to, "Do more and do better". We will expose the benefits of different natural treatments, eating better, using products that can aid in our healing, moving, and so much more. Stay tuned for so many exciting things to come to help us not only enjoy the classic benefits of the day spa but also the added benefits of a TRUE, Health Spa.
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Have you tried changing your eating habits and exercising and still wondering why you are noticing the fat tire in your midsection and random breakouts on your face that will not go away. Well let me introduce you to the problem. Walk over to the mirror and say "self meet the problem". It's simple, a lot of us are our own worst enemy. We stress and issue until the original issue is now no longer a simple problem it is now the source of our stress. Stress produces cortisol from our adrenal glands which in turn attaches itself to stored calories which produces fat. Our body acts like it is going into war and starts to stock pile fat for the impending attack by the enemy and this stock pile of fat, sugar and cortisol go to our stomachs to wait out the attack. Unfortunately, this happens and we have now stressed ourselves into being unhealthy. If you are not sure if this is true, just ask a someone who has suffered a bad breakup about the boxes of cookie dough ice cream in the freezer or the bags cookies in the cupboard. As far as your skin is concerned sugar breaks down collagen and elastin and leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Additionally, the excess sugar will be a major factor in causing inflammation to the skin, which in turn will produce breakouts which, could play a role in causing acne and rosacea. So the moral of it all is to stop stressing and start living everyday with thankfulness in your head and heart and let the air out of the flat tire and watch the glow come back to your skin.
I received a question today wanting to know how do I know what area of the body you are focusing on when you try different fruits and veggies for detox purposes. With this question comes today's conversation. First and foremost, when you detox your overall health is improved. However, here is a simple charting of what helps where.
Blood Lymph Liver Gallbladder Pancreas Kidneys
Cayenne Pepper Strawberries Grapefruit Cucumber Cherries Cranberries
Garlic Lemon water Apples Watermelon Blueberries Raspberries
Leafy Green Carrots Spinach Avocado Spinach Red Bell Pepper
The above is just a quick glance however, let me focus in on a few others that are truly multi-functional. Now this does not mean the others listed above are not multi-functional but the following is what I consider to be a power punch.
Lemons: 1. Promote healthy digestion, all of the organs that are associated with digestion are then reaping the benefits. For those of you that are suffering from indigestion, bloating and heartburn then lemons are the answer. 2. Strengthens the immune system, fresh lemons in your water causes your body to absorb the iron you need in order to promote a healthy immune system. 3. Promotes skin repair, (This is of course my favorite benefit). Promotes proper cell regeneration in the skin, flush out the free radicals, helps promote collagen production, helps produce the protein that will help in the elasticity in the skin, and so much more. 4. Detoxifies the liver, it does this by increasing the production of bile thereby removing toxins and other harmful substances.
I will continue with the next power punch with the next post but, I hope you get it. At least start off throwing the first punch for your health to avoid getting knocked out with poor health.
Our tips normally involve doing things that will promote healthy skin and body however, today we are focusing on your overall standards of life. If you want to "win" at life, happiness, peace, and love, then you need to do something that represents a victory. For example, if you are addicted to the tv, try reading a book. "Winning". If you have a obsession to sodas, try drinking water or juice for a few days until you pull back from them. "Winning" If you struggle with being nice to your neighbor, try a kind act for no reason and watch how that simple act will put you on the road to recovery. Happy Winning to all
What can 10 minutes of quiet time do for you?
We all get caught up in the next task of our day and often forget something that we meant to do. Also, we get so caught up running through our day we do not take a simple 10 minutes to just reflect on things of the past, present, or future. Take 10 minutes today to just focus on good quality deep breaths. It will allow your mind to have a release and your body will thank you for it.
For those of you that are keeping up we are now up to 15 minutes. The final goal is to give yourself atleast 1 hour a day!
Benefits of Detoxing and Cleansing
All of us look for ways to improve our health but, many of us never grasp the concept of understanding of how and why until we have a health scare. However, if you make it a part of your daily lifestyle the benefits are amazing. By no means am I the person to tell you that you do not deserve to reward your taste buds but I am the person to tell you that you should reward all of your organs namely, your skin. Let’s start with just 3 benefits of trying a detox.
Detox Drink of the Day
(Nickname: Beautiful Skin)
1 cup of strawberries
2 cups of cubed watermelon
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 gallon of filtered water
Add all items into a pitcher and refrigerate for an hour and Happy detoxing!