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Easy Detox -Golden Tea

Everyone has their go to when they are feeling down and out. I have my teas. I find tea to be very refreshing any time of the day and love that now its available in so many different flavors. When I was in my detox phase, translation, I was ready to do anything and everything if it was good for my body! This tea has stuck with me and I love to enjoy a cup of it at least once a week, or every two days.

Coming to golden tea or turmeric tea, it is the solution to almost all of our beauty and health needs! Here are a few listed below:

  • Banishes acne and gives you clear skin.
  • Promotes healthy scalp
  • Helps control cholesterol
  • Regulates the insulin levels
  • Burns fat and helps with weight loss
  • Boosts immunity
  • Is Anti Inflammatory

That’s just to name a few, lets get on with the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch turmeric root or turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp parsley* (optional)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of crushed black pepper
  • cloves
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 large cup of water
  • Some strands of Saffron(optional)
  • Honey as desired (optional)
  • Milk as desired (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil,add all the ingredients except for the milk and honey.
  2. Turn off the flame, cover with a lid and let it seep for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Once done add your sweetener and milk.
  4. Sit back with your favorite book enjoy the tea and relax.

Notes:

*Parsley is great for detoxing the body, but should be avoided during pregnancy or if you are trying to conceive as it causes contractions.

You can increase or decrease the amount of turmeric to as you see fit and increase as you go, this tea also helps beat insomnia and promotes restful sleep.

Some other detox recipes:

http://weightlossmeal.com/fat-flush-detox-drink/

Detox Waters for Fat Loss

 

Until next time!

Do You Need Supplements?

Walking down the aisle at your local supermarket or your local pharmacy, you will run into dozens of different bottles for pills and supplements. Not to mention all the advertisements and articles floating out there about what you need if you have a specific problem. You may consider buying those calcium capsules if you suffer from brittle nails, or vitamin E for the glowing skin, if you believe this we could convince you of various vitamins that will make you feel like you need them but you actually don’t.

You will argue with yourself, telling you that your body needs it, lets put the label of organic or Ayurveda on the bottle and your decision is firm, you are sure your body needs it, you are after all doing a favor to your body, whom you have mistreated for so long.

Well you realizing that you may have been mistreating your body is a step in the right direction, overloading it with supplements, not so much. To know which supplements your body needs, that’s the thing your doctor will help you figure out. We may be able to help you with diagnosing the symptoms,but you should never diagnose yourself, specially over the net. Google will make you think your dying.

That being said, if you don’t want to take a few tests, you can turn to organic and fresh vegetables and fruits for all your vitamin needs, the reasons being they will do you more good than bad, also you wont overdose yourself with the specific vitamins that you feel you need. Nature has provided us with an abundance of natural ways to get all our daily needs.

For example,

Cranberries can provide you with a good amount of vitamin C, Calcium, Iron and folic acid, they also help cleanse and detox the body.

Spinach will provide you with a good dose of vitamin A and vitamin B, along with Iron.

The major factor here is that food will always come first, taking a supplement is all up to you, taking a supplement isn’t necessarily bad, some people are dependent on them , others require them. As long as you have a healthy diet full of vegetables and fruits, proteins and fats, taking a supplement in addition is all up to you.

Weight Gain Hormones-and ways to heal them

Are you exercising regularly and keeping a strict check over what you eat, yet being unable to lose any weight?

Well, maybe your hormones are out of knack, here’s how and what you can do to get them back on track.

Eating healthy and exercising frequently play an important role in the factors of weight gain or weight loss, however recent studies have also linked many hormones for putting on or dropping weight, so if these hormones are out of wack in your body as they are in most of us thanks to our lifestyles, you may need to bring them under control and back on track for losing that stubborn weight which you just cant seem to lose no matter what you do or the amount of effort you invest into  your diets and exercise regimen. Many of us already know about the major hormones affecting our weight like insulin and thyroid, but there are many subtle ones that may be wreaking your goals.

Estrogen

Estrogen is the hormone that gives you breasts and hips and it lubricates the joints, the amount the estrogen in more in women than it is in men.Estrogen is the hormone that responds to anything that we eat or drink,to put it more simply, estrogen is the reason why weight loss is much harder for women than it is for men.

How to heal Estrogen Imbalance

Eat about a pound of vegetables every day, focusing on getting at least 45 grams fiber from the vegetables, then gradually increasing about 5 grams everyday till you reach your goal. Not only will this increase the amount of vegetables in your diet , it will reduce out the meat if you consume it.

Insulin

Insulin is the hormone that controls the blood sugar levels, the absence of the dame leads to a condition called diabetes. Studies indicate that almost all of us have a slight diabetes, thanks to our diets loaded with sugars and processed foods.When you are skinny fat or overweight your insulin is imbalanced and your body develops what is called insulin resistance.This leads to your sugars being converted to fats.

How to heal Insulin Resistance

A low glycemic diet can help keep the sugar levels low,but a sure way to heal insulin resistance in the body is by consuming two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a tall glass of water before a heavy meal.Its shown to keep you fuller for longer and keep your blood sugars in check.

Corsitol

Our bodies produce corsitol in response to the stress we produce, and lets admit it, most of us do run around stressed almost all the time.

How to heal overabundance of Corsitol

Kick the coffee, caffeine is one of the major reasons for high amount of corsitol in our bodies , gently switch to half caf then to decaf and then over to green tea.