When you go grocery shopping do you look at the ingredients? What do you see? How much of those "ingredients" do you recognize? If you have never seen the word, or do not know what it means, I can assure you that it is not fit for human consumption, much less any child's digestive system. In much the same way, our pet food has gone through the same transition. Take a look at the ingredients on any pet food. What is in there? If there is anything other than fruits, vegetables or meat, you might have issues with the health of your pet. What does all of this have in common?
Yerba Mate helps with detox. Like most xanthines, it is a mild diuretic. It also promotes a healthy colon by softening any “backup” that is in there, but also stimulating normal peristalsis.
I knew I had to figure this critical piece out for myself. Without having something sweet to eat that was also satisfying and healthy, I would not be able to sustain a healthy eating program. White knuckling only worked a few days for me.
I did a ton of experimenting on this. I wanted to be consistent no matter what was happening and where I was. I tried and failed a million times. After a while though, I came up with some tricks that really helped me. I want to share these with you in the hopes that you can either use them or, tweak them a bit to suit your lifestyle.
I don't know about you, but where live in Baltimore Maryland, it's gray, and it can be gray for months on end. It is depressing!! Then when summer time comes, and the sun is peeking through the clouds, it just lifts everybody’s mood. You can see it and you can feel it.
I decided to put our tea blends into a comprehensive list so you can see which tea does what. I have also created links so you can see for yourself what ingredients they contain.
The Secret South American Superfood that South American Women have sworn by for centuries.
Yerba Mate is not new to the scene. It has a rich history and dozens of research studies have been done to discover all the health benefits it has. The most magical thing about yerba mate is how it can be enjoyed. While you can use tea bags, an even better way is to do the ritual itself with a gourd and bombilla. Taking those extra two minutes to do this will add mindfulness, stillness and clarity to your day.
Turmeric is an incredibly powerful herb, and there have been hundreds of studies done on it. It is so powerful in fact that now the medical community is on board with it and touting its effects. But did you know the most products sold with turmeric are basically useless? That is because not only are they not organic, but they do not contain a substance called pepperine. Pepperine is what activates the herb and makes it bioavailable. That means, the body can not use turmeric in its form unless it also has Pepperine alongside it. Isn't that fascinating? Pepperine is the herb that unlocks the door to Turmeric. So make sure that any kind of turmeric you are buying, also has pepperine with it, like BALANCE blend.
Do you ever feel like you can start this new food program in the morning, but by the afternoon you feel your resolve fading? I get it! I feel like that too sometimes. There are those days when I just want to give up and do whatever I want.
I want to feel amazing. I want to feel amazing as much as I can. I want to have energy, and be positive. It took me years to figure out why I needed to eat this way and even more years after that to figure out what I needed to do to accomplish that.
I want to share my hacks with you.