Is your body a toxic waste dump?
This is a simple question guide that will tell us early warning signs for the need of cleansing impurities or toxin build up in our body.
- Do you often feel tired or fatigued?
- Do you feel dizzy, foggy-headed or having trouble concentrating?
- Do you use coffee, cigarettes, candy or soda to get “up”?
- Do you eat fast, fatty, processed or fried foods?
- Do your bowels move less than twice a day?
- Do you experience intestinal gas and bloating or constipation?
- Do you experience headaches or yeast difficulties?
- Do you live with or near air and water pollution?
- Do you experience general aches and pains or arthritis?
- Do you have food allergies, or skin problems?
- Do you experience frequent back pains or sinus problems?
- Are you often exposed to chemicals, sedatives, or stimulants?
- Do you rarely exercise or feel sluggish or overweight?
- Have you done a cleansing program before?
If you answered “Yes” to three or more of these questions, or “no” to the last question, it would be desirable for you to purify your system of toxins.
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October 21, 2015 in Acupuncture, General Health, Stress management
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I love cabbage and fennel. They both have such wonderful tonifying properties. Cabbage helps to tonify the Stomach, Spleen, and Large Intestine. Fennel helps to move and clear the Liver (which we all need 🙂 ), tonifies the Kidneys, Spleen, and Stomach.
When I am talking to my patients about healthy meals to grab on the go, I often refer them to this one. So if you find youself needing to give your tummy and Kidneys a little boost, try out this easy recipe!
Roasted Cabbage with Fennel Seeds
- green cabbage
- fennel seeds
- olive oil
- sea salt and pepper
Cut the green cabbage into 1 inch strips. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and fennel seeds. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until cabbage is nice and tender and edges are starting to get crispy! Enjoy immediately or at room temp the next day while on the go!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy life!
It’s February already, that time of year when most people have had enough of winter, 3 months is plenty right, but there is still 4-6 more weeks of cold ahead. So what can we do to stay warm and carry on for 4-6 more weeks?! Well here it is, that spicy warm drink that helps to warm you up from the inside and strengthens you Wei Qi (otherwise known as defensive qi), not to mention it is delicious delicious delicious… Ginger Buzzzzzz!
For 1-2 people:
Juice one fresh lemon (remove peel), and about 1 inch of fresh raw ginger – set aside.
Heat 8-16oz of filtered water to about 200 degrees. Put 1 tbsp of raw honey (local honey is preferred for it’s ability to treat local allergies) in each mug. Pour hot water into each mug and stir honey until it is completely dissolved. Add the lemon ginger juice to the mugs.
If you like add a dropper full of echinacea tinture for extra immune support to each mug!
Stir, sip, feel the warmth, and enjoy!
by Karen I. Shragg
from The Tree That Time Built: a celebration of nature, science, and imagination
Soak up the sun
Affirm life’s magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be stall long enough to hear your own leaves rustling.