|A few tips from 2EkoMarys for some easy to follow healthy habits and tips;
Upon waking wiggle toes and fingers, rub palms of hands together and have a long stretch.
Have a measure of aloe vera juice and/or a cup of warm water with
some fresh lemon in it or with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
Have a cup of nettle tea or another herb tea to begin your day. Get to know
your herbal teas, they can be energising, soothing, calming, relaxing...
Organic apple cider vinegar in warm water (with honey if you prefer) is a great
tonic with many health benefits, it provides minerals and replaces and balances potassium, is good for digestive upsets, poor assimilation, chronic fatigue, headaches, obesity, sinusitis, boosts the immune system and has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Bee pollen aids digestion and circulation, boosts the immune system, stimulates the brain, helps allergies, stress, boosts endurance, helps regeneration and healing, is antibacterial and antioxidant, contains amino acids, b-complex, vit C, rutin, vit E, essential fatty acids.
|Garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, immune system booster and helps to|
|lower blood pressure.|
Ginger is good if you experience indigestion, flatulence or nausea.
Nettle tea is a source of trace elements and is abundant in the mineral
silicon so its great for hair, skin & nails and also relieves water retention.
Fennel is a digestive tonic, expels gas from the digestive tract and is also antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Eat as many sprouts as you can as this is food which is alive! Sprouts contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein, enzymes and fibre. They are very easy
to grow and once you get going it becomes a habit which will bring you much health and fun in cultivating them.
Eat as much raw food as you can. They are living foods which contain important enzymes that are destroyed by cooking as they start to degrade when heated. Enzymes are the life force of food and if eaten raw, foods have a much higher nutrient value than foods that have been cooked. Decrease or eliminate meat.
Choose organic produce over conventional produce grown with pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers and other toxic chemicals harmful to our bodies. Organic foods are grown without these harmful substances so... eat as much organic as you can!
Seaweeds are a great source of minerals; also throw some in when cooking beans to avoid getting gas. Blue-green algae such as spirulina are particularly rich in protein, carotenoids, minerlas and fatty acids.
Goji berries, so famous now, are said to abolish cellulite, are high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, and hailed as a natural Viagra… but remember blueberries & strawberries etc. are also very nutritious.
|Hemp seeds are full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and when raw, live enzymes.
Hemp oil is widely available from health shops and now also supermarkets and is packed with an amazing amount of essential fatty acids, minerals and proteins in an unique combination. Use as olive oil, though do not heat as
it will lose its beneficial properties, and pour over your pasta, rice, salads, and other foods.
Hemp oil has been proven to help eczema and psoriasis both through its ingestion and topical use.
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower, linseeds, preferably raw are also beneficial, high in protein and help with regular bowel activity and weight management.
Green tea is an antioxidant associated with cellular protection and can help slimming. White tea has less caffeine and the same benefits.
Wheatgrass is fast becoming one of the most widely used supplemental health foods. It contains chlorophyll (nature's most health promoting nutrient), 20 amino acids, several hundred different enzymes not found in other foods, as many as 90 out of 102 possible minerals, vitamins and other important nutrients. It is perfect for people who want to maintain a healthy immune system, or simply anyone who wants to feel better. Check out
|Ginkgo biloba is good for memory.
Passiflora, chamomile and valerian are calming and particularly good before going to sleep if you need some help relaxing.
Guarana helps to keep healthy joints and boosts energy levels.
Cayenne pepper aids circulation, digestion, is antibacterial and is a great remedy for colds and sore throats.
Turmeric protects the liver and is an antioxidant.
Cinnamon is warming, improves circulation and colds and in synergy with honey is a remedy in many countries believed to cure most diseases.
If coming up with a flu take echinacea with zinc, lots of garlic and vitamin C, beats any pharmacy chemicals we have been taught to take.
Shiitake mushrooms support our immune system.
Red wine has antioxidants and is mostly beneficial when taken with food, 3
Stress in small doses can even be beneficial to us but when it becomes too great affecting our physical or mental functioning it becomes a problem. Relaxation techniques can help us cope with and relieve our stress levels and bring a sense of peace into our lives.
Yoga, tai-chi, chi-kung or even simple stretching calm and centre us.
Meditation is a wonderful way to calm the mind and gain a prolonged feeling of peace. There are a number of types of meditation and one has
to find their own preferred method.
Laughter is extremely important to one’s wellbeing, improving both
physical and mental health.
Fasting is a practice that has been around for centuries. Whether for religious purposes or physical cleansing there are many ways of fasting and one does not need to go without food or liquids altogether for long periods to give your body a break from the eating, digesting and eliminating cycle.
The primary causes for disease are stress, toxemia, over-working, over-eating and taking unhealthy substances. A fast will also help
your body to detoxify.
|Skipping dinner every now and then is already a good start. Choosing one day in which you will only ingest nutritious liquids (raw juices are best) or eat grapes for example is also good. Water fasting and juice fasting are carried out for detoxification but fasts longer than 1 or 2 days should not be conducted without appropriate research and supervision.|
A gall bladder and liver cleanse can remove stones from these organs restoring
We hope these simple tips will help - our health is so precious xxx 2EkoMarys
Disclaimer - This is a collection of health-related information gathered from reading various health
and nutrition books over many years, direct advice from naturopaths and alternative practitioners
and our own personal experiences.This information is not meant to be a substitute for the
advice provided by your own physician or other medical professionals. You should not use this
information for diagnosing a health problem or disease but should always consult your own