Daily Habits

I have always been fascinated with herbs, natural medicine, and alternative healing modalities.
As a child I had a 1000 page book of natural remedies that I would rifle through,already drawn to my passion.
At 25, I had tipped the scales with my diet, I was an unhealthy health nut. I desired health but kept polluting my body with unhealthy eating patterns, thought patterns and habits.It was time for me to balance that out, a process that took almost 3 years taking me all over the country, while meeting amazing and informative people.
Being a creature of habit, it has taken for me to switch my bad habits to ones that encourage my health and well-being, for the most part.
I have learned how to nurture my temple, by listening to my body’s desires and taking care of my whole. It has resulted in my feeling more energized, healthier and happier, consistently. I believe that nurturing the physical is one step in a healing process of an emotional, mental, and spiritual undertaking.

Here is a list of some daily additions that have improved my state of being. I hope these benefit you as they have benefitted me. I will get into more superfoods on a later date.

For informational purposes only, not intended to diagnose or cure.

Sea Salt

Sea Salt is a better alternative to table salt, and one can get Iodized sea salt.
If I am ever tired or foggy headed, sometimes a pinch of sea salt under my tongue perks me up immediately.
If you drink a lot of water it is important to keep mineral balance and adding sea salt to your water and diet will do so.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

An amazing antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-fungal. It contains caprylic and lauric acids that help the body ward off disease, virus and stress.
Assists in maintaining cholesterol levels, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, aiding in thyroid production.
I use 3 Tblspn in my black coffee or tea daily, it helps regulate digestion, and provide more energy.
If ingesting for the first time, I suggest starting off with 1 tlbsn a day and building up to 3. There can be a herxheimer reaction that takes place.
This amazing oil can be used in place of butter when cooking.
I use it on my face and body as my moisturizer, I like it much more than a store-bought moisturizer.
Coconut water and Milk are extremely beneficial to the body as well.

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

My cure-all. The benefits range from weight loss, arthritis, cholesterol, skin disorders, sinuses, anti-aging and MANY more.
Transforming my health in numerous ways, it is a great detox for the body.
If purchased, make sure it is RAW, it is important that “the mother” probiotics are present.
Can be used in dressings and taken internally 1-3 times a day. It can also be used as an astringent, leaving clearer skin and a more pronounced glow.

Aloe

An amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.  Contains vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, enzymes and naturally rich in polysaccharides. Cooling and healing for the stomach and intestines, taken internally can clear up many issues of poor digestion. Lubricates joints, brain and skin, while supporting immune system in fighting infections.
I take it with a bit of squeezed lemon juice 30 minutes before eating or as an addition to power smoothies.

Algae

Chlorella, Spirulina and Blue Green algae have numerous benefits, I like to think of them as brain foods.
Cyanobacteria is the oldest living form on this planet, one of the most nutrient dense sources that contains minerals, vitamins, probiotics and enzymes, B12, chlorophyll and is an excellent way to get most of our daily uptake of nutrients.
Chlorella is an immune system booster, aiding in treating many symptoms, assists in chelation process of removing heavy metals from the body.
Spirulina is a freshwater algae that contains vitamins, minerals and high protein.

 Cayenne Pepper

The health benefits are numerous. It is an antifungal and alleviates allergies while assisting in carrying toxins out of the system. This little red pepper increases metabolism, helps fight disease, benefits the circulatory system, blood pressure and prevents heart disease.
I sprinkle some in my Apple Cider Vinegar daily and use it in most of my cooking.
Another cure-all I can’t go without.

Turmeric

A natural antiseptic and antibacterial, and useful as a disinfectant.
Can assist with allergies, liver and metabolism.
The property curcumin found in Turmeric boosts and aids many regulations within the body. Black pepper helps the absorption.
Take 1 tspn a day.

Cinnamon

Used as a spice as well as medicine. It helps with digestion, lowering cholesterol, fights cancer, brain tonic, and many other useful benefits. I use in my coffee and anything that calls for sweetness.

Here is a website that has helped me immensely, it gives testimonials on what I have presented.
www.earthclinic.com
Just scratching the surface, I will be getting into more remedies and supplements further on.

xo,

Nicole

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