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Sip your way to wellness

There is nothing like a warm cup of nourishing tea to soothe long cold winter nights or to warm up your insides throughout the day. I love tea. I love coffee too, don’t get me wrong but tea is softer, it feels more healing and there is a tea for every ailment and for every palate.

Here are my favorite healing teas of late…enjoy!

Marshmallow is not just something to eat by a fire but the perfect root tea to ease sore throats with a lovely soothing coating while also calming the bronchial passages. If you like it sweet, add some fresh raw organic honey and this blend is perfect to ease that nagging cough as well. I am also a big fan of licorice root tea and echinacea tea which is often combined with elderberry a fantastic anti-viral herb that I have grown to admire over the years.

Having trouble getting great sleep? Remember a lot of healing and body regeneration takes place when we sleep so it is vital to our optimal health. I terms of sipping your way to great sleep try a blend of valerian root, a muscle relaxing, stress relieving herb that is often combined with passion flower to induce a very restful sleep.

And only because I am drinking it right now and loving it, dandelion tea for detox is just great to have in your tea repertoire. Dandelion is wonderful in relieving congestion in the liver and kidneys, the main detoxification centers in the body. It is also known to stimulate bile so it can be very helpful as a digestive aid to break down fats as well as cholesterol. I like my dandelion tea roasted which adds a great robust flavor to every sip. Combine this with chicory and top it off with some almond milk and wow, a caffeine free substitute is born!

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Peppermint Delish

my garden mint bush

As much as I do love my peppermint, once again the tiny bush that I planted a few years ago is taking over my garden! So what to do with all of this fabulous aromatic herb? Here are some fresh ideas….

My favorite peppermint recipe is to just take a bunch of leaves and add hot water and sip. I like it hot, I like it cold and it is positively the most refreshing summer beverage. My sister-in-law adds it to her salads giving your taste buds and palate a little extra zing. The added bonus is that it is also amazing for digestive health and for the relief of upset tummies.

I will also use peppermint oil to stimulate my senses. The aroma is quite invigorating. I have used it to help my clients find relief from headaches. Also, on a daily basis, I use it at work (in my spray bottle) or around the house as an air freshener. I will take either the essential oil (5-10 drops) and dilute in water or just take some of the tea that I made, cool it and place in a spray bottle. I spritz my way through the day with this lovely cooling spray. It keeps me alert and also invigorated.

One word of caution, peppermint is very strong so do not apply the essential oil directly onto your skin.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Detox with Bobbi Brown!

I just could not resist posting this on my blog! Bobbi Brown was kind enough to let me share some of my favorite detoxification tips on her web site http://www.everythingbobbi.com/en/.

 It turns out that Bobbi Brown has decided to devote this year to health and wellness, how lucky for me?

Try all, some or even one of these detox recipes and be svelte and feel more energized this summer.

Check it out….

http://www.everythingbobbi.com/en/2012/06/01/summer-detox/

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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