I don’t know what the summer temps are like in your area but the dmv is blazing! Temps in the 90’s with what I call “that Carolina heat”! Water intake needs to be up to par…No exceptions. I know that many people don’t like to drink water because of the “taste”. Whether you like the taste or not you have to get it in somehow. You can simply add lemon or fruit to it which takes it to another level!
Personally, I’ve found that when I add lemon to my water I can drink it down in no time. Not saying that the point of making water more palatable is so you can guzzle it down in record timing. Adding lemon, lime or fruit to your water makes it taste better. It can also add nutrients to the water which improve digestion.
This is precisely why I drink lemon water first thing in the morning and throughout the day. I’ve noticed many benefits including clearer skin. I’m sharing these tips from guthealthproject.com which I found to be helpful for adding variety to water not only for taste but for increased health benefits!
Fruit for breakfast was an on and off thing for me in the past but I’ve been making it routine to have fruit for breakfast! Alongside my cuppa matcha green tea (yes, I’m that person who drinks hot tea in the summer), I have a mango and banana.
Sometimes it’s just a plate of an assortment of fruit. It makes me feel good, satisfied (not full…there’s a big difference), and it just works. How? Some benefits I’ve noticed personally: my energy and mental clarity have improved.
Check out a list of benefits of eating fruit for breakfast below from one good reason:
“Every single person who has Cancer has a PH that is too acidic” ~Dr. Otto Warburg
“A society that keeps cures a secret so they can continue to sell medication for huge profits is not a real society but a huge mental asylum.” ~Dr. Sebi
Western medicine treats mental and physical disease (dis-ease) with medication rather than use of holistic and ancient healing practices. Many holistic doctors and natural healers among those with personal experience can attest to the fact that disease cannot live in an alkaline body. Your diet and lifestyle contribute tremendously to whether disease can progress in your body. No one is exempt from disease but we can control whether or not it progresses.
That’s where diet and lifestyle come in. Lifestyle can involve everything from exercise to meditation, prayer, and how you handle stress on a regular basis. Our bodies are so complex but we need balance on many levels in order for our bodies to function in a way that benefits our health. Read more about the importance of the body’s ph, benefits of an alkaline body, and the prevention and cause of disease (specifically Cancer) here, here, and here.
Yesterday’s recipe called for cod fish along with shrimp in the italian fish stew. Did you realize that cod is pretty good for you? I had no idea of all of the health benefits. I was aware of Omega 3’s because it’s fish and omega 3’s are beneficial to your cognitive health which is why you see that it “protects against alzheimer’s and age related cognitive decline.” Reading all of these health benefits makes me want to find more recipes for cod. I like it fried too to be honest but I prefer it in the stew and baked.
Wednesdays are now “Wellness” Wednesdays to allow for more flexibility in the type of information I share. I’ll still include super foods into the mix but I have other information to share so I wanted to switch it up a bit. So, for the sake of being thorough in my attempt to advocate for mind, body, soul connection I want to start off this Wellness Wednesday with a brief introduction to moon rituals. In honor of this Gemini Supermoon we’ve been blessed to witness, I wanted to share this full moon ritual with you. I’ve been doing full moon rituals for the past few months every full moon. One word describes my experience. AMAZING.
In short, moon rituals involve energy work for the purpose of helping you clear and release what does not serve you (full moon ritual) to make room for what does serve you by setting new intentions as to what you want to manifest (new moon ritual). This is what works for me. You may not be into it and that’s fine. I just thought I’d share for those who are interested. Mysticlipstick, who also goes by “mysticxlipstick” on twitter and instagram is an astrologist who knows her stuff. I find her extensive knowledge of zodiac signs to be intriguing. She’s got skills. So, of course I couldn’t help but wonder about these moon rituals she’s known for posting on twitter during the new moon and full moon cycles.
Many have been able to attest to the power of moon rituals as an effective tool for energy work including myself. You have from now until tomorrow before midnight to do the ritual which can be done during the day or night. Check out a brief description of the purpose of this full moon ritual along with instructions for a full moon ritual here! Not into twitter or just don’t want to deal with twitter? Well, you can also sign up on her website for free to get the deets on the full moon ritual for this gemini supermoon cycle which ends tomorrow at 11:59pm. After registering which takes all of maybe 2 minutes (approximately) you’ll just click on “Members Universe” which will take you to the gemini supermoon ritual post. With each cycle there’s a different area being the target of focus for release. Full moon blessings to all!