Wake up to lemon water

Wake up to lemon water

I have something to share with you. For years I could not do without my early morning coffee. That was until last summer when I decided to replace my daily brown brew with lemon water. And the results have been astounding. I get lots of comments that I look healthier,...
Calming and healing skincare and treatments

Calming and healing skincare and treatments

Of course, these treatments can be applied on any day. But let us focus today on our routines and spend a tiny bit of time updating/improving them.

Apply calming, healing, and nourishing skincare products, especially during the Waxing Moon.

If you suffer from very dry skin, eczema, broken lips, hard skin on your feet, dry elbows, or even psoriasis then do something about it. Other problem areas are acne, overactive oily skin, and teenage (hormonal) skin problems.

If you suffer from pigmentation problems you may also consider treatment today.

For ongoing problems you need of course see a doctor or skin care specialist.

Your skin is your largest organ and will show up any imbalances before organs get ill. Do listen to these signs.

Read your face

Skin irritations, hyper-sensitive skin, prone to allergies, excessively oily skin, and spots are signs that your body craves extra care and attention. Here are a few signs to look out for:

Spots near your temples:
this is a sign that your gallbladder and liver are overactive.
Breaking easily into a sweat, especially between nose and mouth:
This is your heart. It often happens after a large meal or when stressed (ignore if it is purely down to heat exposure like a sauna).

Spots in the chin area:
This is hormonal and often happens just before or during menstruation.

Losing hair, especially around your face: Again a hormonal reaction, most common during pregnancy. Don’t worry your hair will come back even stronger during breastfeeding.

Spots/dry patches/imperfections on the apple of your cheeks:
This shows a weakened stomach/spleen or pancreas area. Go easy on sugar for a while and try to eat a more alkaline diet by adding lemon water in the morning instead of tea or coffee.
Very dry, pale skin, especially in the outer cheek area towards the neck and ears.
This is the lung area. Add more exercise in the fresh air, extra deep moisturizing procedures, and drink lots of water.
Rings under the eyes:
This is the kidney area. Be kinder to yourself, drink and sleep more.

Blocked sinuses, puffy face/eyes:
usually indicates some kind of food intolerance, especially lactose and gluten. Get a food intolerance test done or cut out food for a week at a time and keep a food journal to see if it makes a difference.

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Keeping fit and healthy from head to toe – Kidneys and bladder

Keeping fit and healthy from head to toe – Kidneys and bladder

Today this body region is especially susceptible to exercise and looking after it. The highlighted region is the kidneys and the bladder. 

Look after your kidneys

The kidneys and the bladder are the body’s filtration system. It is very important to flush your system through and use Liquid Fast Days at New Moon or Waning Moon. If you want to strengthen your kidneys and bladder, make tea from one of the herbs mentioned below. You can also use a mixture of some or all. This tea you can sip throughout the morning/day (best to carry it in an insulated thermos flask). You can even add a dash of fresh lemon juice. 

Herbs for this region 
  • Dandelion tea.
  • Marshmallow root.
  • Juniper.
  • Nettles.
  • Parsley.

Detox Tea Mixture: Mix some fennel seeds, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds, add pieces of fresh ginger and some lemon juice, and add some fresh turmeric root. Add to a teapot and add hot water, leave to cool, and sip throughout the day/morning.
During hot weather add a glass of coconut water to your daily routine. It is one of the best ways to hydrate your body.
In general, make sure to drink enough water or herbal teas to stay well hydrated. This is the best way to keep your kidneys and bladder in good shape.

Epsom salt bath 

 Bathing in Epsom salts or having a sauna/steam bath is good to get rid of toxins.

A healthy body relies on the right ph balance. A normal blood pH level is 7.35 to 7.45 on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is the most acidic and 14 is the most alkaline. If the lungs or kidneys are malfunctioning, your blood’s ph level can become imbalanced.

Eat more alkaline food 

Many people are slightly too acidic.  Sugar, meat, fish, dairy products, flour, alcohol, tea, and coffee are all acid-forming products.

You need to eat more alkaline food in the form of dark leafy vegetables like spinach, avocados, miso products, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, onions, and parsley. The one food that is the most alkaline is also very counterintuitive. Did you know that lemons are actually the most alkaline food there is?  All other citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, limes, and tangerines are actually acidic.  Lemons are the only alkaline citrus fruit! This is the reason why lemons are used for cleaning and sprinkling some lemon juice on a breaded chicken, will help to alkalize it and easier to digest.
One of the easiest and most pleasant ways to help balance your body’s ph level is to drink Lemon Water. 

More information on this subject will be added in due course

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Detox program

Detox program

Start your day today with lemon water  (1 cup of hot/warm water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and a slice of fresh ginger). Here is an article Wake up with lemon water 

Herb teas to drink throughout the day.

Peppermint and Fennel are good for the digestion
Nettle cleanses the blood
Dandelion helps to cure water retention and stimulates the bladder
Chamomille soothes the digestion

Use this WARM SALT WATER FLUSH to deep cleanse your colon.

You will need :
2 teaspoons of good quality salt (like Pink Himalayan)
1 liter of warm filtered water
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Heat up the water and dissolve the salt into it, make sure
to mix it well. Then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Drink over 5 minutes, either all down or sip it over 5-10
minutes. Then lie down and massage your belly (always
clockwise), moving the water through your bowels.
You will soon have a few bowel movements. Stay near a
toilet. Make sure you drink plenty of water or herbal tea.

Try to stay liquid for the rest of the day and the next day – ideally soups, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies (but be aware that these count as a portion of food). Drink plenty  of water and herbal teas


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