inflammation, Vitamins for the Body, Your Amazing Life

Glorious and Grand – Ginger!

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Ginger is used in numerous forms, including fresh, dried, pickled, preserved, crystallized, candied, and powdered or ground. The flavor is somewhat peppery and slightly sweet, with a strong and spicy aroma. I have found that people either love it or hate it, but with that said, if we realize how amazing it is for us, it would be wise to learn to love it yes?. πŸ™‚

Ginger has been purported to exert a variety of powerful therapeutic and preventive effects and has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of hundreds of ailments from colds to cancer.

It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo. Ginger can also help to alleviate menstrual cramps, nausea, heartburn, migraines, sore throats, exhaustion, fatigue, and constipation and it is great in providing relief from the stomach flu and food poisoning according to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium.

Anthony also states that ginger also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols and is a powerful painkiller which makes it especially beneficial for those who suffer with joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Ginger has incredible immune-boosting and germ fighting abilities and has even been shown to help provide protection and relief from E.coli, Staph infections, and Candida albicans.

In ancient times, ginger was highly regarded as a spiritual cleanser and used before and during holy days as a way to awaken and purify the body, mind, and spirit. Fresh ginger is one of the most potent ways to receive its health benefits. Try making a liter of ginger water or tea everyday by adding freshly grated ginger in water and let steep for 10-20 minutes. Adding some raw honey and fresh squeezed lemon juice will enhance its flavor and add to its protective and healing properties.

Fresh ginger is also excellent juiced with apples and celery for an energizing and immune boosting drink. Using fresh ginger in any of your cooking or preparing of food will also provide healing benefits and should be added whenever possible. If you find fresh ginger too strong for your liking, then try using ginger in powder, capsule, tea, or tincture form that can be found online or in your local health food store.

I personally am looking for more ways to add this feisty plant, from a plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric, into my daily diet. Today, for example, I threw in some chopped fresh ginger root, fresh chopped turmeric, chopped apples, cinnamon, maple syrup and honey into a slow cooker with water. It’s gently brewing right now and I can’t wait to try it. I will strain it and drink it like a warm and soothing tea with benefits. πŸ™‚ So many good ingredients in there! My body and soul are going to love it!
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I just tried it and it’s the best hot drink I’ve ever had! Be sure to sign up for my email list to get the recipe when I send it out!

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach learning as she goes and experimenting with adding in more nutrients into her diet that are healing, nutritious and soothing to the body and soul.

Vitamins for the Spirit, Your Amazing Life

Shine from Within!

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Yesterday I bought these organic grapes and by the looks of them, they need to be eaten soon. I love all the stages of ripeness to fruit, each one offering their different delights and benefits.

What really made me smile about these grapes, is the shining one. I thought it was so awesome and a great example of something we can apply to our own unique selves. This grape was lit up by the sun and I am so in love with the sun lately. The more I connect with that thought, the more I know at a deep level, how healing the sun is for us and how it can infuse healing properties into plants!

We too can be lit up and let our lights shine! We can too be our unique selves, in different stages of life and life’s challenges and glories. No matter where we are at it life, we have the opportunity to rise again and let our internal lights shine. Can you see how beautiful that shining grape is? That is you in all your glory, shining from within.

How do we do this? We do it through self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, self-love, intention, and by believing that we are truly capable of letting that inner light out for the world to see. If you need to forgive yourself for something, do it! If you need to treat yourself more kind, do it! Do whatever you need to do to transition to this β€˜lighter’ place.

Today I encourage you to let the world see your light, even if it is one shining beam at a time until you can light up your entire being. Keep the vision of this grape in your mind and know that by allowing your inner light to shine, you too can light up your soul and shine on, allowing the entire world to see your divine essence and beauty!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who likes to let her light shine, but understands that true light can only come from the dark, so she believes all experiences offer the chance for inner growth and the opportunity to rise again in light and love. Compassion, Kindness and Forgiveness, are three Blessings we can offer ourselves and the world.

healing, Your Amazing Life

Trust in Healing

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Just as the sun rises and sets every day of our entire lives, so does our ability to recreate ourselves anew each and everyday!

Every time you look at either a sunrise or a sunset, reflect on the power of this to teach us trust. We can trust the sun will rise again. We can trust that we are given a new day. If you are struggling with chronic illness or pain, trust in a new day. A new day always promises HOPE. A new day means there are new cures, new advancements, new stories of miraculous healings, and new opportunities for healing and growth.

Let the sun be your beautiful reminder of the trust and hope in a new day and all that that implies.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who believes in miraculous and spontaneous healing. She also believes in the power of LOVE, HOPE and TRUST.

Vitamins for the Body, Your Amazing Life

Stay Inspired to ‘Do The Little Things’

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Here I am in Honolulu enjoying 10 beautiful days, and not only did I bring my juicer with me to make celery juice, but I am making sure I am doing my warm lemon water in the morning too! It turns out my day planner is the perfect cutting board to cut up my slices of sunshine. πŸ™‚

I am staying “Inspired” to stay consistent in adding in small things that make a difference even while traveling. Little things do become big things when done consistently. Be persistent in little daily steps towards better health and vitality. It’s so worth it. We cannot enjoy life if we do not feel well in mind, body, and spirit so don’t forget to SMILE today also!! Smiling counts as a little thing that is a big thing when it comes to being a health hack πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

En-JOY the day and remember the little things do count! Stay inspired…..

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who is like everyone else on their journey… plugging away, having ups and downs, but trying to be consistent in small healthy changes that can make a big difference. She hopes you find inspiration to add in things into your daily routine that can help to increase your wellness of body, mind and spirit.

Happy Liver, liver health, Your Amazing Life

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Did you ever come to a point in your life or career when all the dots lined up and everything made sense and felt right? That’s how I feel after all my years of studying health and wellness and also pursuing my education in the field.

I have come to know that I really want to help my clients and future clients, when it comes to nutrition and wellness, with liver health. I truly believe the liver is the master organ that can make or break us. We need to think beyond the basic thoughts we have about liver. For example the effects of alcohol on the liver or having a fatty liver. Sure these things are important but the liver is way more complex than that and does WAY MORE than process alcohol. The good news is there are easy things we can do to improve our liver health, and they can make a HUGE difference and become catalysts in our overall health.

I have written several articles already on the liver and the powerful role it plays. Here is one You Liver Loves You and another is: All About The Liver

As a Board Certified Nutritionist building my practice all over the world via technology, I have never been more excited about a project. I invite you to join my on this quest of improving everyone’s liver health and in turn their health, including your own. How can you help? By following along and sharing these blog posts. By Liking the new Facebook Page that I have created just for Liver Health and having a Happy Liver. My new saying is “Happy Liver, Happy Life”. Here is the link to follow along Healthy & Happy Liver Facebook Page

The picture in this blog post was from yesterday as I was preparing my lemons for my Happy Lemon Water…. full of sunshine and goodness. I hope it makes you smile and reminds you that lemons are here to help us and they are super helpful for our livers. En-JOY them daily and as often as you can. I will be sharing more liver tips here on my blog and on the FB page.

Your Amazing Life

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This morning I made a jar of celery juice for a certain someone to take with them on their way to work. This certain someone is usually really proactive about their health but this morning they had a different schedule and said it would be inconvenient to take the celery juice. I reminded this person that it’s not convenient to be sick either…… It fact it is quite inconvenient also. πŸ™‚

They took the celery juice. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Are You Suffering from Toxic Blood?

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Slow, sluggish and toxic blood is a big problem that correlates to how healthy we are. What causes this type of blood? There are several contributing factors one of which is dehydration! Most of us are severely dehydrated and it makes our blood thick. We do NOT want thick blood! Thick blood is not only dangerous (think stroke) but thick sluggish blood, is unable to safety move toxins and pathogens out of the liver. I often reflect on the example Dr. Jim Morris, The Quit Smoking Coach, uses with people. He shows them a ketchup packet and has them feel how thick and goopy the ketchup appears inside and then proceeds to tell them that this is what their blood is like after they smoke a cigarette. It certainly is a great visual and I now use it for myself with the thought of not being hydrated enough.

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We can all relate to a lack of energy that correlates to dehydration whether we have been aware of it’s cause or not.

Other causes of thick blood are what Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, calls Liver Troublemakers. Some of these are pathogens such as viruses like Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, herpes simplex, and HHV6, and bacteria like streptococcus, e. Coli, and more. There are also heavy metals involved, solvents, petro-chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and more. Some of the really dangerous ones especially to the liver, thus causing toxic blood, are colognes, perfumes, scented candles, air fresheners etc.!!!! These are a huge, huge, detriment to the body’s master filter, the liver and contribute to toxic blood. In fact, people who are especially sensitive or who have sluggish livers, react almost immediately to these scents, my own daughter included.

When we visualize the circulatory system, we need to realize everything recycles so when there are toxins running through the body, they affect the liver and organs and then they are recirculated back into the blood stream and into the brain and through all organs! Heavy metals also wreak havoc by circulating this way.

I highly recommend reading Anthony’s indepth article on Toxic Blood here:
Anthony William, Medical Medium Toxic Blood Blog Post

One of the most important tasks at hand we can do right now, each and everyone of us, is to lower our toxic load, and work at supporting and healing our liver. Liver is LIFE… ie. Liv..er…. I wrote a blog post about the liver this past spring and you may find it useful. Here is the link: Maggie’s Liv-er Blog Post

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who specializes in heavy metals and heavy metal detox as an adjunct to her nutritional and lifestyle coaching that she does worldwide.