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Health Habits Challenge: Lemon Water in the Morning
For the next 7 days, wake with a glass of fresh lemon water on an empty stomach. Not only is it citrusy and delicious, it's packed with health benefits you might not have known.
#1 It aid digestion - lemon water stimulates gastric juice production, strengthening the effects of your stomach acid and building digestive enzymes. This makes it a great solution for constipation, bloating, gas, and heartburn.
#2 It's rich in potassium - you can skip the starchy banana, because lemon water is a great source of potassium, making it great for heart health, brain function, and the nervous system.
#3 It promotes liver cleansing - waking every morning with a glass of this stuff slowly and naturally supports the body's natural ability to detoxify, since lemon water stimulates the liver and encourages enzyme production.
#4 It reduced inflammation - while we think of lemon as an acidic fruit, it actually creates a very alkaline state in the body. A more alkaline environment has been correlated to lower incidences of chronic disease and cancer.
#5 It stimulates your immune system - the acetic acid wakes up your mucous membranes, and the dosage of vitamin C helps support immune system function, especially during times of added stress.
Always make sure the lemon is fresh (no concentrate), and be sure to leave some time between your glass of lemon water and brushing your teeth, to save the health of your enamel.
Allergy season. With the snow melting, its fast approaching, and so are the dreaded symptoms of sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes/throat, headaches... shall I go on? For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, they understand me when I say it's near impossible to function on a day to day basis under the fog of these symptoms.
Believe me, I know...
I used to suffer from all of the above.
The good news is, it doesn't have to be this way. Simply put, seasonal allergies are an over-reaction of the immune system, and theres more we can do than just handing it a tissue. Its time to ditch the drowsy decongestants, for good.
"I've been feeling down lately", reports patient X. "Its becoming harder to get out bed, I'm irritated by everyone around me, and I can't get a grasp on these negative thoughts. I know its all in my head, but...".
More often than not, the way we feel easily becomes isolated to a psychological state. Depressed or anxious feelings = a mental condition, even though the symptoms can often be very physical. But what if I were to tell you that thats not the whole story, and that evidence suggests otherwise?
We know that our hormones (and feelings, for that matter) are continuously creating a series of beautifully coordinated chemical reactions with the intent of communication within the body. And while these chemical reactions may produce very metaphysical feelings, I assure you, the process is very physical. Therefore, the way you feel isn't just all in your head, and believe it or not, theres a lot you can physically do to change it.
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