~ Did you know that ancient healers believed that the earth’s energy could be easily absorbed through our skin and through the soles of our feet? Studies have now proved that “earthing” (also called grounding) can improve your blood pressure, reduce cortisol, and even help sleep problems. Its done by reconnecting your body with the free electrons that flow through the earths surface and its as easy as walking barefoot out doors!
2.) Oil Pulling,
~ The idea behind oil pulling is that swishing with the oil helps “pull” toxins from your system as you pull the oil through your teeth and gums. The oils typically used are coconut, olive or sesame oil. That part seems to be a matter of personal preference. It also shows anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Oil pulling regimen
Place 1-3 teaspoons oil in your mouth.
Swish and “pull” the oil around the inside of your cheeks and in between your teeth.
Continue for 5-20 minutes.
Don’t swallow the oil as it is full of toxins, bacteria and germs. Spit it into the garbage!
3.) Neti Pot
~ Neti pot was considered as an essential in ancient India. It was only during late 20th century, that it was introduced to the western world. It is used to relieve nasal congestion and stave off ear and sinus infections. Neti pots allows flushing of nasal canal and cleansing it. The solution one flat to 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt mixed with a 7oz cup of purified warm water is used for cleaning the nasal cavity and sinuses.
4.) Lemon Water
1.) Boosts your Immune System
It’s no secret that vitamin C is great at boosting our immune system. However, it’s not as commonly known, that a lemon contains almost the same amount of Vitamin C, but has less than a third of the sugar found in an orange, making it a great alternative.
2.) Aids Digestion
The minerals and vitamins found in lemon juice can encourage healthy digestion. It does this by loosening any toxins trapped in your digestive tract. It has also been known to help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating.
3.) Energizes your Body
Once the lemon juice has entered your digestive tract, it gives your body a lasting boost of energy, which won’t have you crashing once it hits mid-day. This makes it’s a great and healthier alternative to your morning coffee, or other caffeinated beverages.
4.) Uplifts your Mood and Reduces Stress
Scientists have discovered that the scent of a lemon and some other citrus fruits, can help clear the mind, reduce feelings of stress and uplift our moods. The refreshing scent, can also aid with feelings of depression and anxiety.
5.) Improves Condition and Appearance of Skin
The vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants found in lemons, rejuvenates the skin and helps prevent wrinkles, blemishes and free radical damage. The vitamin C also purifies the skin by removing toxins and killing bacteria to reveal clear, gorgeous, glowing skin.
6.) Is a Rich Source of Potassium
When we think of potassium rich foods our minds automatically picture another bright yellow fruit, the banana. However, what many people don’t know, is that lemons are also a great source of potassium. Helping keep your heart healthy, build muscle, and aid the body in breaking down and using carbohydrates.
7.) Curbs Feelings of Hunger
The high levels of pectin fibre found in lemons, can help curb feelings of hunger throughout the day. This makes it easier to resist temptations and reduce snacking on fatty foods throughout the day. Resulting in a healthier lifestyle and ultimately steady weight loss.
These are just a few things to add to your daily routine that is sure to help you look and feel your best every day! (and if you can’t get out for earthing? get a rescue pet! 🙂 )
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