5 Simple Ways to Invest In Your Health

Invest in your health

If you have an expensive car or a nice piece of property most people will make a point to invest to keep that prized possession in mint condition. Why should we feel any less about our bodies? It’s the only place we have to live and if we don’t keep good care of it what happens? It gets run down and even worse, it can go kaput. It is so important to take the time to invest in our health and wellness and doing so doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are 5 simple ways to invest in your health.

5 Simple Ways to Invest In Your Health

1. Eat Good Food

Our food is our fuel, eating whole nutrient dense foods gives our body the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. A diet high in processed foods has an overall affect on the entire mind and body. While many people think that local, organic and sustainable food is expensive hasn’t priced the cost of illness and disease that is associated with poor diet. Doctors visits, prescriptions, hospital visits all come with a cost, not to mention how you feel day in and day out. It’s no secret that those who eat better foods feel, look and generally are healthier than those that don’t. Diet also plays a factor in how we feel. Eating processed foods is taxing on the liver which causes us to become sluggish and depressed. Making an effort to eat fresh, local organic fruits and veggies and grass-fed or pastured meats will make a difference in overall health and well-being.  And when it comes down to dollars and cents, organic food can be slightly more expensive but A.) It’s better for you and B.) It’s actual FOOD, not chemicals and who know’s what! That is, of course, unless you enjoy eating and drinking beaver butt, flame retardant and yoga mats!

2. Reduce Toxins

We are bombarded with chemicals all day every day. In our air, water, food, products- You name it! While there is no way to eliminate them all, there are things that can be done to reduce the amounts you are exposed to. Eating healthy organic foods as mentioned above is one way, reducing the amount of chemicals in our households is another. We spend quite a bit of time indoors and common household products can contain dozens of harmful cancer causing chemicals. Many beauty products too are a mixture of toxic ingredients that break the rule of- if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin! By choosing products from conscious companies or making your own with essential oils and other natural products is a great way to reduce everyday exposure to chemicals. Again, while the natural alternatives may be slightly higher in price they outweigh the physical, emotional and future monetary costs associated with the toxic options.

3. Plenty of Sleep

Sleep is essential to our house but, surprisingly, many people do not make it a priority. Missing even 90 minutes of sleep is enough to reduce your ability to do certain cognitive and physical tasks. It impairs your thinking ability, your memory and how well you function. sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Here are some ways to improve sleep naturally for overall health and well-being.

4. Time to reflect Inward

Many people forget that mental health is just as important as physical health. Making a point to meditate and reflect inward on a regular basis is important for overall wellbeing. has been linked to a number of powerful health benefits, including improving some of the most pressing concerns of modern life, such as high blood pressure and unchecked stress. Spending just a few minutes each day on quiet reflection can lead to major physical and mental health improvements. New to meditating? Here are some tips for beginners to get started.

5. Be Happy

Stress kills and in this day and age it seems there is always something to worry about. Don’t let anxiety get in the way of your health and happiness. Practicing the first 4 steps will increase happiness. Another way to get you out of a funk is to establish mantras or reciting positive affirmations, grounding/earthing and exercise and living more mindfully are all ways to help relieve stress hormones and create endorphins to stimulate happy feelings.

How do you invest in your health? We would love for you to share your tips!

Invest in your health

September Giveaway – A $300 Amazon Giftcard

September Giveaway

I am so excited to be offering another Giveaway with a great group of bloggers. The prize this month is just AWESOME! A big thank you for they made this giveaway possible. Please make sure to stop by their pages and show them some love and earn more entries to win!

Oh the things you could buy with a $300 Amazon Giftcard! For inspiration on healthy living products you can checkout my Shop Healthy page to see my favorites. Or, you can always get yourself one of these……because who wouldn’t want that!

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30 Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe Roundup

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe Roundup

All good things come to an end, and Summer is no exception. The upside is that once the hot, lazy dog days are over its time to welcome spring with all things Pumpkin Spice! If you are anything like me its a great transition into seasons and something I look forward to.

Unfortunately, this week Food Babe dropped a huge BOMBSHELL on us Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers and called out Starbucks for their very unhealthy, cancer causing version that is a fan favorite. And while I believe that you cannot limit all toxins and the whole everything in moderation mentality, it’s very hard for me to feel good about indulging in something so toxic. Also, it pisses me off to no end that these companies knowingly serve these toxic concoctions to their customers all in the name of profit! Of course, I can’t simply turn my back on my favorite Fall flavor so instead I did what I do best which is to seek out healthy versions for all to enjoy!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Alternatives

Pumpkin Pie Steamer by 20 Something Allergies

Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte by Real Nutritious Living

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer by The Coconut Mama

Real Food Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer by Girl Meets Nourishment

Pumpkin Brownies and Almond Milk Gingerbread Latte

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie by Oh Lardy

Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie by Eat Naked Now

Other Healthy and Delicious Pumpkin Spice Recipes:

Learn how our ancestors prepared a pumpkin by Fostering Nutrition

Why use cans when Pumpkin Puree is one ingredient by Loula Natural

Immune Boosting Pumpkin Spice Mix by Loula Natural

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby by Savory Lotus

Dairy Free Banana Pumpkin Ice Cream by Real Food RN

Salty Sweet Crunchy Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Garbanzo Beans by Real Food RN

Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal by Real Food RN

Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding by Real Food RN

Baked Sweet Potato Pie Fries by Real Food Kosher

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Almonds by Real Nutritious Living

Paleo Pumpkin Spiced Muffins by Real Nutritious Living

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting by Girl Meets Nourishment

Low Carb Pumpkin Bagels by Beauty and The Foodie

Magical Paleo Pumpkin Crumble Bars by Beauty and The Foodie

Coconut Milk Pumpkin Ice Cream by The Coconut Mama

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins by Health Extremist

How to add pumpkin to a child’s diet by Green Mom’s Collective

Healthy Pumpkin Protein Oats by A Happy Healthnut

Paleo Gaps and SCD approved Pumpkin Biscuits by Eat Naked Now

Pumpkin Cream Cookies by Eat Naked Now

Simple Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Butter by Mix Wellness

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shooters by A Happy Healthnut

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies by Holistic Squid

 

10 Ways to Increase Mindfulness

Increase Mindfulness

With the ongoing demands that many of us face it can seem hard, if not impossible to increase mindfulness and live live to the fullest. Stress from work life, family life and the incessant never ending list of chores can take its toll on our mental health and wellbeing, but the truth is that even the most mundane tasks can be amazing if you are truly present. More important, being mindful is undoubtedly one of the only ways to enjoy life to the fullest. This post will share with you 10 ways to increase mindfulness.

10 Ways to Increase Mindfulness

1. Do one thing at a time. Doing too many things at once can cause chaos and disarray. Single-tasking is an art. When you’re pouring water, just pour water. When you’re eating, just eat. When you’re bathing, just bathe. Don’t try to knock off a few tasks all at once. This can be very hard for many people, especially moms. Try to spend at least some part of your day without multi-tasking. Also, when completing a single-task do not rush that task. Instead, take your time, and move slowly. Make your actions deliberate and mindful, not rushed and random. It takes practice, but it helps you focus on the task at hand.

2. Do less. If you do less, you can do those things more slowly, more completely and with more concentration. If you fill your day with tasks, you will be rushing from one thing to the next without stopping to think about what you do. But you’re busy and you can’t possibly do less, right? You can. It’s simply a matter of figuring out what’s important, and letting go of what’s not. Read more: The Lazy Manifesto: Do Less.

3. Put space between things. Manage your schedule so that you always have time to complete each task. Don’t schedule things too close together — instead, leave room between things on your schedule for unforeseen interruptions. This allows for a more relaxed schedule, and leaves space in case one task takes longer than intended.

4. Spend at least 10 minutes each day doing nothing. I mean absolutely nothing. Just sit in silence and become aware of your thoughts and feelings. Focus on your breathing and simply notice the world around you. Become comfortable with the silence and stillness. It’ll do you a world of good — and for such a short time. I promise, you won’t regret it!

5. Stop worrying about the future – focus on the present. As you become more aware of your thinking you may begin to notice you are constantly worrying about the future. Learn to recognize when you’re doing this, and practice bringing yourself back to the present. Just focus on what you’re doing, right now. Enjoy the present moment, as you will never get it back. Notice the sights and the smells, take inventory of your body and how it feels. Live it. And just remember “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it’s due!” and Ain’t Nobody got time for that!

6. Be present in Personal Connection. This is one that is not only a way to practice mindfulness, but also applies to just about everyone. I know I am guilty of interacting with my phone during social engagements. How often do you see a group full of people all engagingly staring at their phones? Beyond technology many of us have spent time with someone but have been thinking about what we need to do in the future? Or thinking about what we want to say next, instead of really listening to that person? Instead, focus on being present and really listening and enjoying your time with that person. It’s a refreshing shot at life and it feels good to

7. Surround Yourself with Positive People. While it may be impossible to completely avoid all interactions with negative people in your life (Sorry!), you can limit exposure. Being around negative people undo feelings of peace and happiness and actually trigger the fight or flight response removing us mentally from the present moment. This response causes the sympathetic nervous system to release stress hormones within our body. Spending the majority of your time with positive people helps to empower you to grow. If you have a negative person in your life who you cannot avoid it is best to try to solve the underlying issue behind the negativity.

8. Eat Slowly and Enjoy Your Food. Hectic schedules can mean that most food is crammed down our throats in a rush. Where’s the joy in that? Eating mindfully is to savor each bite, slowly, and really get the most out of your food. Interestingly, you’ll eat less this way, and digest your food better as well. In addition, eating the healthiest possible food that is available to you, helps our bodies and mind to function on a higher level.

9. Live slowly and savor your life. Just as you would savor your food by eating it more slowly, do everything this way. Try to sit down and savor each and every moment. As I type this, for example, my kids are playing nicely together. Such a lovely and rare moment. In fact, I’m going to take a few minutes off to enjoy it. Be right back!

10. Turn Mundane Tasks into Meditation. Cooking and cleaning are often seen as drudgery, but actually they are both great ways to practice mindfulness, and can be great rituals performed each day. If cooking and cleaning seem like boring chores to you, try doing them as a form of meditation. Put your entire mind into those tasks, concentrate, and do them slowly and completely. Taking this time to become mindful become a special time and could change your entire day (as well as leave you with a cleaner house). Instead of thinking negative thoughts of the activity you bring yourself a sense of peace and relaxation.

Now rinse and repeat. This is not a quick fix. You have to continually practice the above suggestions daily. When you notice yourself getting frustrated, take a deep breath. When you ask yourself, “What should I do now?”, the answer is to keep practicing. It takes 21 days to establish a habit so practicing daily will help to establish mindful habits. Increasing mindfulness is something that should be practiced often and is important for everyone in all stages of life.

 Increase Mindfulness

Spirulina Popcorn

Spirulina Popcorn

I had to share one of our new favorite snacks. My son will eat just about anything, but my daughter can be very picky, both of them go crazy for this snack and ask for it often. It is something I can happily give them and it makes me so happy they love it, and it is SO EASY to make. It’s Spirulina popcorn! I know, Who woulda thunk, huh? I’ve had this superfood in my smoothie or in vitamin form, but that’s really the extent that I’ve use it. I happened upon this inspiration while getting a sample snack from our local coop. The kids loved it and I quickly stocked up on my of this green superfood!

So Easy and So Healthy Spirulina Popcorn

Why Choosing Organic Non-GMO Popcorn is Important

Did you know that much of the Corn in the U.S. is Genetically Modified? Using organic non-GMO corn to make spiralina popcorn is the best choice. Popcorn is rich in iron, protein, vitamin B 1, vitamin B 2 and Niacin. It contains calcium and phosphorous that is important for strong bones in the body. It is high in antioxidants and low in calories. Organic popcorn does not have any pesticide or toxic residues that are found in popcorn that is not organic.

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a green superfood that has one of the highest concentration of chlorophyll of any food known. Chlorophyll has numerous health benefits; it’s well-known for its ability to break down and eliminate toxins and heavy metals such as DDT, PCBs, mercury, cadmium, and lead. Spirulina has also been shown to be beneficial for GI problems, fighting infections and helping the body assimilate calcium and balance other trace minerals. Spirulina helps support a healthy pH balance in your body. A diet heavy on acidic foods such as animal proteins and grains can be effectively balanced by the alkaline properties of spirulina.

Other benefits of Spirulina:

  • reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • control symptoms of ulcerative colitis
  • strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • helps boost the immune system
  • inhibits the power of many viruses
  • diminish allergies such as hay fever

Spirulina Popcorn Recipe:

I would recommend popping your own corn without a microwave if you have that choice. Microwave popcorn bags contain toxins not to mention the fact that I don’t think microwaves are a very healthy and effective way of cooking in general.
To pop you own use the stove and turn to medium high heat. In a large pot, pour/melt just enough margarine/oil to cover the bottom of the pot no deeper than 1/4inch and cover with about twice that depth with popcorn kernels. Stir to cover the kernels with the oil. COVER and put on a hot burner, move it around a bit to evenly heat the bottom of the pot. It will take a few minutes before the first popping starts. Remove from the heat when the popping slows down or when you see the pot lid rise (full)
The recipe itself is easy, pop the corn, or use already popped organic corn (Trader Joe’s has a yummy olive oil version) add a dash of sea salt and sprinkle some spirulina and mix up so that most pieces of popped corn have some green on them. Enjoy!

 

Spirulina Popcorn

Manifesting

Manifest

Did you know that you have the power to create your destiny? That’s right, we all do! It’s made possible by Manifesting. Have you heard of it? It’s been something that I’ve been working on the past few years and am so excited to learn more and continue to apply it to my daily routine. I have recently gotten very serious about it and amazing things are happening. I can’t keep this secret any longer and I want to share with the world this amazing power we are all capable of!

What is Manifesting?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Manifesting means to make something tangible or readily perceived by the senses especially by sight. Manifesting is used to materialize our desires, goals & dreams that only take their forms in our minds. It is a way of empowering us to take charge of our lives instead of just leaving it to chance. Whatever you put your focus on will manifest, so if you are focusing on what you DON’T want you will begin to see that is what you will manifest. By changing the mindset and practicing ancient manifestation techniques you will begin to see your greatest dreams and desires manifesting before your eyes.

Why You Should be Manifesting

Our minds are very powerful tools, what you focus on expands. The untrained mind can wander into deep dark places and gets stuck in negative thinking vibrational patterns. The body’s vibration is an actual physical measurable frequency that relates to the depth and height of energy, emotion, and consciousness your body typically remains in throughout the day. The mind/body connection is the vehicle through which manifestation occurs. A person with a higher manifesting vibration will create their desires easier, faster and more effectively than someone who is experiencing a lower vibration level.

How to Manifest

1. Clear the mind- Find some quiet time and sit comfortably. Close your eyes and allow some time to focus on your breathe and just be. Inhaling light and energy and exhaling any negative thoughts, feelings and discomforts. Take a few moments of this breathing meditation to clear the mind before you begin manifesting. Focus on clearing blocks and releasing any feelings of disbelief that may be holding you back. The more you clean your thoughts and energy the more positive experiences you will attract into your life.

2. Focus on clear direct goals- It is important to be clear and intent on what you what so that you don’t manifest a lot of what you don’t want! When you clarify what you want you can begin to feel as if your dreams have already come true. That feeling is what makes the manifestation come into form. Don’t put limitations on your manifestations. Take some time to be clear about what you want and Think It, Feel It, Believe It! Let go of any doubts, negativity and fears and allow your deepest desires to begin manifesting.

3. Raise your vibration- It shouldn’t be a surprise that the better mood you are in the more you will be able to attract positive things into your life. You can naturally raise your vibrations from exercising, meditation, earthing and eating healthy foods. Surrounding yourself around positive people, listening to upbeat music and watching funny movies or TV shows are other ways to raise vibrations. Affirmations and positive saying are a great way to help change the mindset from negative to positive. Simple statements such as “I am grateful” or “I am open to accepting abundance” are great ways to stimulate positivity.

4. Be patient- Also trust that the Universe has a much better plan than you do. Though you are clear about what you want, you cannot control the timing or the form in which it comes. Stay calm, relax, and trust that the Universe has your back! Keep your eyes open and be accepting to opportunities that come your way. Many times you may notice that better opportunities arise meaning that something greater has been given to us.

Manifest with Me!

There are many different manifesting programs and books out there that can help to retrain the brain to think positively and manifest in ways you never believed possible.Here are some books I am currently reading as I begin to delve deeper into my manifestation journey! They can be found online at Amazon here and here. I also found a new program I am excited to start. I like the fact that it offers money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied.You can find the program here. I am just getting started but am hoping to blog a review in a future post! So stay tuned for that!

Do you Manifest? We would love for you to share your stories!

Manifest

End of Summer Detox Giveaway

Detox Giveaway

We have had a F-U-N Summer! Hot sunny days, cold drinks, yummy not always so healthy foods, late nights, vacations – You name it! I try to always live my life with balance and have been making sure to take care of our bodies by making healthy choices every chance I get, but sometimes life gets in the way, and that’s okay! As the post Summer indulgence sessions will be coming to an end in a few weeks I am planning to get back into the swing of things with a detox to eliminate toxins and help to boost and prepare my body against cold and flu season. I would love for you to join me!

Are you:

  • Feeling like you need to drop a few pounds
  • Tired
  • Bloated or irregular
  • Suffering from skin problems (acne, rashes, eczema)
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • In a constant brain fog or have trouble concentrating
  • Sick of looking at a closet full of clothes and still not finding anything to wear
  • Dealing with allergies
  • Popping pills for headaches, joint pain, or muscle aches
  • Covering up those dark circles and puffy eyes with makeup and expensive skin creams
  • Battling cravings
  • Moody

If so, this month’s detox giveaway is for you!

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Kristen over at MIX | wellness solutions for a balanced life and some of my favorite bloggers to give YOU the chance to reclaim your inner Superwoman (or man) and WIN a coveted spot in The Superwoman Slim Down: A Real Food Detox & Cleanse for Real Women (a $347 value!)! Read all about it here.

This is NOT your average detox. The Superwoman Slim Down is a fully-supported “done-for you” 21 day 100% REAL FOOD, hunger-free program led by experienced registered nurse, certified health and wellness coach, and certified specialist in fitness nutrition, Kristen Boucher! She will teach you step-by-step how to feel better than you ever imagined in your own skin, while eating delicious, nutrient-dense, metabolism-boosting foods and (finally) making your health a priority! But don’t take my word for it! Check out what these former Superwomen have to say about it here.

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive FREE ACCESS to The Superwoman Slim Down: A Real Food Detox & Cleanse for Real Women (a $347 value).

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The Fine Print

The Detox giveaway ends at midnight ET, August 31, 2014. I will announce the lucky winner on September 1, 2014. Once contacted, the lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her full name and email address.  There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone except where prohibited by law.

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How to Stop Snoring Naturally

Stop Snoring

Snoring can be a real pain! Did you know that 45% of adults snore occasionally? This usually means the spouse or partners of those who snore aren’t getting a good nights sleep. Snoring is caused by air trying to get through a restricted breathing passages. It can be a nuisance and also a sign of health problems.

What if I told you that I had a simple and natural way to stop snoring? It’s true, I know many people who have had success, including myself! I snored during both pregnancies which I read can be from the weight of the baby on the lungs and diaphragm. The snoring continued after the birth of my son and some nights my husband would have to wake me up to try to stop me or resort to the couch. I wasn’t the only one at fault either, he was an occasional loud snorer as well. We were recently talking about how its been a snore free couple of months and how much better we both have been sleeping better at night!

What’s the Secret?

Well, it’s really no secret, if you have been following me for a while now you know of my love of Young Living Essential Oils. They have become a staple in my house for their versatility and therapeutic properties. One of the popular blends Valor, AKA – Chiropractor in a Bottle – just so happens to be great at alleviating snoring and sleep apnea! Rubbing a drop or two of the oil into the feet at night before bed helps to relieve breathing problems and stop snoring naturally.

Valor is a beautiful blend that contains oils of Spruce, rosewood, blue tansy and frankincense in a base of coconut oil. This blend works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.

If you are interested in learning more about how essential oils can be used therapeutically and as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and everyday products you can sign up for my FREE 14-Day Essential Oils Email course. If you have any questions or want more information on ordering therapeutic grade essential oils click here.

Other Ways to Stop Snoring Naturally

1. Change sleep positions- Lying on your back makes the base of the tongue and soft palate collapse into the back wall of your throat which causes a vibrating sound when breathing during sleep. Lying on the side instead of on back can help to prevent this. An inclined position is also helpful to reduce snoring naturally.

2. Avoid Alcohol and Dairy- Both alcohol and dairy can encourage snoring. Alcohol relaxes the muscles in the back of the throat and can make snoring worse. People who don’t normally snore will snore after drinking. Dairy can create mucus build-up which can restrict airways. Eliminating these from the diet can help stop snoring.

3. Lose Weight- If you have gained weight and started snoring since loosing weight can help. Extra weight can put pressure on the the organs and muscles around the throat and can trigger snoring, but weight is not always an issue as thin people can suffer from snoring too.

4. Stay Hydrated- When we are dehydrated secretions in our nasal passages can become sticker and cause snoring. Making sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day is another way to help reduce the changes of snoring.

Stop Snoring

Travel Healthy: Tips for Traveling with Kids and Food Allergies

Travel Healthy

Summer is a popular time for vacations. We have two coming up and although they are fun and a great way to make memories they can be stressful. Especially if you have kids and/or food allergies. To make my upcoming travels more enjoyable I have compiled some of the best posts from my favorite bloggers. Here are some great tips on how to travel healthy and happy!

Tips for Traveling With Kids:

6 Ways to Travel Lighter With Your Baby by Green Mom’s Collective

Eco Travel Tips with Young Children by Green Mom’s Collective

How to Survive Air Travel with Kids by Holistic Squid

4 Healthy Tips for Traveling With Kids by Kula Mama

4 Tips That Will Change Everything When Traveling With Kids by Kula Mama

 

Healthy Eating While Traveling:

Packing with Food Intolerances by Conscientious Confusion

Healthy Traveling Snacks Made Easy by Eat Your Beets

Tips for Traveling on GAPS by Eat Your Beets

Easy & Healthy Snack Ideas by Eat Your Beets

Real Food Camping Plan Ahead and Play More by Oh Lardy

Real Food at Disney Land by Oh Lardy 

Real Food Travel Snack by Whole Green Love

How to Eat Real Food While Traveling by Whole Green Love

Homemade Travel Snacks by Kula Mama

 

Other Tips

Make your own Holistic Travel Medicine Kit by Holistic Saffron

One Travel Tip That Will Change Everything by And Here We Are

Packing for Healthy Traveling by Read Food Kosher

Naturopathic Family Travel by Loula Natural

 

Travel Healthy

Simple Everyday Detox

For awhile now I have been drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning and love it. Lately I have tried something new that I wanted to share. It’s a great way to give your insides some luvin’ first thing in the morning. Think of it as a morning shower for your internal organs! Its super duper easy and more than likely you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen! It’s a super simple and effective detox that can be done daily.

3 Simple Ingredients for an Everyday Detox

  • Water (good filtered drinking water)
  • Baking Soda (I use this brand)
  • Lemon (Organic if possible)

I start my morning by heating up water on the stove, I don’t bring it to a boil because, personally, I don’t like my water too hot.  I grab a glass mason jar, add 1 tsp of baking soda and add the warmed water. Then I add the lemon juice of either a half or whole lemon, depending on the size and the amount of juice. That’s it! So easy and so simple right? Drink up!

But why is this combination so powerful?

Lemons have strong anti-microbial benefits and help to protect against many fungal and bacterial infections. It regulates the blood pressure, reduces stress and calms the nerves. Lemon juice acts as a natural diuretic which helps to flush out toxins and boosts the fat flushing process aiding in digestion and nutrient absorption. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant known for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals and prevents cholesterol build-up. Lemons are also contain limonene, a substance that helps to stimulate lymph flow and get rid of carcinogens.

Baking Soda is sodium bicarbonate, which acts as a antacid. It is alkalizing and has been used in treatment of many diseases, including cancer. You want to make sure you a using a good quality, pure baking soda such as this brand that I use. The reason being is the point of this tonic is to eliminate toxins, not ingest them!

When the ingredients are combined they create a simple, yet intense, detox drink that is safe for every day use!  The work together to destroy the carcinogenic cells without harming the healthy ones. The taste might take a little bit to get used to, but it really energizes and cleanses and is a great way to start the day!

How do you start your morning? Have you tried baking soda and lemon water?