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. 

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.

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. 

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Keeping fit and healthy from head to toe – Hip and sexual organs

Keeping fit and healthy from head to toe – Hip and sexual organs

Today this body region is especially susceptible to exercise and looking after it. The highlighted region is the hips, pelvic floor, sexual organs (womb, vulva, ovaries), or male sexual organs. 

Herbs for this region: 

Red Clover, Lady’s Mantel (see recipe below), Red raspberry leaf tea

Herbs during the menopause

During/after pregnancy and in later life many people suffer from incontinence. Here are a few simple pelvic floor exercises that you can do in your own time.  

Try this exercise to test your pelvic floor: Next time you feel the need to urinate, stop the flow after the first 3rd. You should be able to manage that quite easily. If you can’t, then get on with the pelvic floor exercise until you be able to do so. It is a good idea to do them daily in any case, so they keep strong and avoid problems in the future. Here is a great and inexpensive App that will help with pelvic floor exercises. Go to your App Store and look for the NHS Squeezy App. There is a nominal one-off charge, but it is well worth it and you can tailor your own pelvic floor program.

So today it is all about sexual health and reproduction (male and female). If you suffer from a lack of sexual appetite here are a few natural foods that might be beneficial. 
Of course, you don’t deal with this subject just today – just you may start a new way of dealing with it or finding out more about topics such as sexual health, natural birth control, and so on.

Other related issues are menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy.  Lady’s Mantel tea – prepared as a tea or Sitz bath, is ideal for many female issues. Here is how to make it.

Ingredients

1/2 cup lady’s mantle
1/2 cup red raspberry leaf
1/4 cup lemon balm (you can add more to taste)

  • Place all herbs in a dry, pint-size Mason jar with a lid and shake until they’re mixed up well, or stir in a bowl and store in a jar. This makes enough for many cups of tea.
  • To make one cup of tea to drink, all you need is 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs per cup of hot water.
  • For a strong brew to add to a sitz bath, steep 1-2 tablespoons of herbs in a generous cup of hot water for about 5-10 minutes and strain, then add to the bath water and remain for 15 minutes until the bath cools down. This is great to relieve period pain and to top up the cup of tea.
  • Begin drinking the tea about a week before you are expecting your period.
  • If you have problems with heavy cramping, try drinking a cup (warm or iced) every day of the month.

    For your hips and general well-being into old age,  have a look into Pilates classes near you.

    Here is an article that might interest you regarding a totally natural form of birth control (it works both ways – if you want to avoid getting pregnant or if you have trouble getting pregnant) Conceive with the moon 

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