It is kind of interesting that I have been on a garlic craze of late and have been using it in everything.
Today I opened a book up called “The Healing Benefits of Garlic” and turned to this page:
“Animals seem to have an innate sense of understanding that garlic will do them good when they become sick. Consider this curious piece of news in the March 1961 issue of Atlantic Monthly, which told of a flu epidemic striking Cape Town, South Africa. Baboons who became sick with the respiratory disease were seen burrowing for wild garlic and gorging themselves with it! Rural settlers sick with the flu themselves, upon observing this strange behavior, started hunting for it, too, and found considerable relief for their raging fevers and congestions.”
Pretty cool right? I think I’ll keep on a cookin with dat garlic. 🙂
One of the best things that we can do for our health, right now, is to let go of any anger and resentment we have for anyone or anything.
I am not going to pull up a whole bunch of studies here to back this up but I could pull up many. I am going to keep it simple.
We know that anger and resentment are enemies to our spirit, our happiness and to our immune system. Right now, more than ever, we need to be supporting our immune systems.
With social distancing and not being able to see other people that we do care about and maybe even some we miss but we hold resentment toward, this is the perfect time to bring resolution to these situations.
I am sure we are all thinking deeply about our lives and what they mean to us and this includes our relationships. I am sure we all will agree that loving and peaceful relationships are the ultimate gift here on earth.
If you have no way to initiate resolution with someone that you are holding anger toward, or you feel helpless as to how to let it go, just take a baby step and let it go in your own heart 💜, knowing it does not serve you, especially at this time when the best thing we can do is anything that is good for our immune system.
Right now we need more Peace, more LOVE, more JOY, and more of anything that is healing and helpful to every cell of our bodies and is peaceful to our minds.
I hope you find that peace if you need it and I send strength and visions of health and happiness are sent your way, now and always and in all ways.
“Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin
We are in a time of transition. I believe it can be a positive transition and I believe we will be in a better place when we arrive at the other side of this trying time. But some of us might need some help to bridge this transition. Compassion can help when fears are high and anxiety runs wild.
Can you maybe find one aspect or one area of your life that you can feel compassion for yourself? Perhaps you are having more anxiety than normal right now. Can you talk to yourself with compassion and reassure the vulnerable you that things will be okay?
Having compassion for yourself, especially at this time, is hugely powerful. Even if you can only muster up a small amount, it will do great amounts of good.
Talk to Your Inner Child
Sometimes it is helpful to talk to yourself as though you are 5 or 10 years old. For example you could say something like “Suzy, I know you are scared, but I am here looking out for you and we will get through this.” Or “Joe, we’ve been through a lot but we have always survived and become better because of it, and this is no different. I’ve got your back Buddy”.
Remember to have compassion for yourself and even if you think this exercise is goofy, just try it. I promise it will make you smile and help you. 🙂
I am sending Love and Compassion to all of you who are reading this right now. And I am also thinking of doing some Zoom Video Sessions to help people with using this transition time to actually find JOY in their life and to lighten their loads when it comes to fear and anxiety. I will keep everyone posted on those, but in the meantime more compassion is in order! 🙂
The word vitamin first appeared in dictionaries as recent as 1912. Before vitamins were discovered doctors recommend food itself as a therapy but it was quite basic. For example to eat carrots for vision and to eat citrus fruits to prevent scurvy.
Scientists have discovered and labelled 13 vitamins that are considered essential for health – essential because our bodies need them and they do not manufacture these nutrients. This means that these vitamins must come from food or from supplements.
There you go. I hope you enJOYed today’s Vitamin tidbit. 🙂
Vitamin C is the most widely used supplement and is good for many things.
It is responsible for the formation, maintenance, and repair of collagen, the substance that forms the foundation of skin, ligaments, cartilage, vertebral discs, joint linings, capillary walls, and the bones and teeth. And these are just a few things this vitamin does. #VitaminCtidbits
Wow. We can see (っ◔◡◔) why it is so important to get our vitamin C. 🙂
🍋Lemons can be kept at room temperature for around 8 to 12 days give or take. When I make my morning lemon water, I like to have a room temperature lemon. I then roll it with the palm of my hand to get the inner juices flowing. Rolling your lemon helps to break down the internal fibers in the lemon and release the juice.
You can also store lemons in your refrigerator if you need to keep them longer. Just make sure that they are not jammed together. It is best to have them in a container that allows air to circulate. Think of how they often come in mesh bags…. this is a clue as to how to store your lemons.🍋
Here is a easy recipe to make a form of ‘milk’ at home that takes about 30 seconds or less to make once you get the ingredients gathered together.
The great part is that it is super healthy, easy to make, cost effective (cheap!), and sustainable which is perfect for times like this when people might have to stay at home due to the Coronavirus.
The Recipe & What You Need to Make This Delicious Milk
So here is what you need and feel free to change it up anyway you like. I cannot stress enough that recipes are always adaptable and it is perfectly fine and fun to be creative with them!
1/3 cup hemp hearts
1 – 2 pitted dates
1 tsp of vanilla or 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract * play with this to your liking. Make it YOUR recipe
3 cups water
Throw in your blender and blend and you have milk. 🙂 It’s that easy.
You can add in maple syrup or switch out the dates for maple syrup or have both. You can add in cinnamon. Yesterday I took some of this milk and added it to coconut milk and added more maple syrup and cinnamon and blended and added it to my coffee for a dairy free option and Oh My Goodness is was Soooo good! My kid loved it so much she had 3 small glasses! And she can be picky… just sayin. 🙂
And the health benefits of hemp hearts or seeds are enormous! Here are some of the nutrients:
Hemp seeds contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals and are especially rich in:
They are also a good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins, including:
I encourage you to Google to learn more about how amazing hemp hearts are. And dates and maple syrup also. They are great sources of natural sugars that our livers and brains need desperately. You just cannot go wrong with this ‘milk’. EnJOY!
What better time than now to learn how to make your own cleaner that couldn’t be easier to make and has so many benefits?
This is just a mixture of my leftover lemons from my morning lemon water, and thrown in a jar with vinegar! It will sit in this jar for a couple of weeks. After that you just scoop out the lemons and add water to the blend you like. Usually people go for 50/50 … 50 percent water and 50 percent vinegar.
I put the jar in the sun🌞 to take a picture this morning and then thought heck I am going to leave it in the sun during the day to infuse it with sunshine awesomeness too 🙂 🌞 And then I thought why not call it Sunshine Cleaner? Yes!!! 🌞 Sunshine Cleaner it is. 🙂
Once your concoction is brewed, you can put your 50/50 formula in a spray bottle and you are good to go!
Use it anywhere. I can’t wait to clean my cell phone screen with it. The lemons help counteract the strong vinegar smell and note that both lemons and vinegar have amazing properties to disinfect, eliminate odors, combat bacteria and more! You just can’t go wrong with this one and at a time when everyone is panicking because of sold old sanitizers.
Eat lots of lemons, limes, oranges to help boost your health and to uptake nutrients like Vitamin C and then use the byproducts to make your disinfectant and inexpensive cleaner that is good for everything! I am currently making a batch with lemons, limes and oranges cause why not? 🙂
As a sidenote, I love how the Universe always provides. The other day I was at the grocery store and saw a big bottle of vinegar on sale for just over a dollar and thought to grab it even though it wasn’t on my list so when the thought came to me to make this cleaner I had the vinegar right there and ready. So of course I said my favorite line “Thanks Uni”. 🙂
I hope you have enJOYed today’s dose of Sunshine 🙂 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞
More good news being shared about the power of Vitamin C!
Vitamin C is something I believe in and recommend for overall health and well -being. As you will learn from this video by Dr. Cheng, therapeutic doses can do wonders for situations like viruses and cancer.
In fact, IV Vitamin C therapy is very common and effective, but anyone can benefit from Vitamin C through foods and supplementing.
I highly recommend taking the time to watch this video!
Have a great day everyone! I am off to gobble up some more Vitamin C 🙂 If you have any questions about where to source quality vitamin C and/or best practices, please let me know. I am always happy to help.