If you have followed our LWTM lifestyle program for a while you will have seen that we always advocate starting a diet program during the time of the Waning Moon. As a quick reminder, you will see this symbol at Full Moon. You can then either ignore it or get ready for your 2-week program.
I always advocate liquid fast days during the 4th Quarter and around the New Moon. But if you want to go for something more substantial and longer-term, use the days just after the Full Moon to start a program and finish off with a liquid fast day at New Moon. Then have a 2-week break and try to stabilize your weight loss before embarking on another 14-day cycle.
We are currently working on a detailed program that you can use in the future. But for now, you can follow a program of your choice. Ideally, finish your program with a Liquid Fast Day at New Moon.
In the meantime, please read this article and resources that tell you more about holistic weight management.
Today this body region is especially susceptible to exercise and looking after it. The highlighted region is the kidneys and the bladder.
Herbs for this region
- Dandelion tea.
- Marshmallow root.
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.
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 (anytime) brew a tea from one of the above herbs and sip it throughout the morning/day (best to carry it in an insulated thermos flask and you can sweeten it with honey or add a dash of lemon for flavour). If you feel dehydrated or to rehydrate after a Liquid Fast Day add a glass of Coconut water to your daily routine. It is one of the best ways to rehydrate your body.
Bathing in Epson 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 basic. If the lungs or kidneys are malfunctioning, your blood’s pH level can become imbalanced. We are usually too acidic, as sugar, meat, fish, dairy products, flour, alcohol, tea, and coffee are all acid-forming products and most of us just eat too much of these foods.
We 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 food that springs straight away to my mind is very counterintuitive. Lemons are actually the most alkaline foods there are (all other citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, limes, and tangerines are acidic foods – lemons are the only alkaline citrus foods). This is the reason lemons are used for cleaning and sprinkling some lemon juice on a breaded chicken, will help to alkalize it. 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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