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Kale Very Berry Immune Boosting Smoothie

This drink is full of antioxidants, immune-boosting ingredients, & iron!! 
Smoothies are a way to ensure your body gets all the healing ingredients mother nature provides without thinking too much! You add your ingredients and blend them down to their lowest cellular components. This helps your body not have to work so hard during the digestion process but also to reap the rewards of fresh nutrients that can be distributed to the cells right away.
If you are going to add supplements ensure they are made in nature, in a powder form, and only purchase from a company you trust! I personally have my own smoothie boosting powder I use with a quality blend of supplements in powder form. Capsules and ground-up pills can be found in whole in the stool if you look carefully. The body has a hard time breaking the capsules down in some people as well as getting everything it needs from a pill form.
 
  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 1 tsp of Manuka honey
 
In a Nutri bullet combine ingredients, blend until smooth, and serve. Enjoy your smoothie any time of the day just ensure your ingredients are fresh for maximum health benefits!
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Grapefruit & Ginger Immune Boosting Weight loss Smoothie

This smoothie is for healing and rejuvenation as it has both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Carrot: 1 medium carrot has over 200% of your daily Vitamin A needs. Vitamin A is one of the most anti-aging, skin-repairing nutrients out there. When ingested, it does other important things like keep your eyes healthy.
Grapefruit: 1 grapefruit that is peeled and ready to blend because it contains about 100% of your Vitamin C needs for the day, keeping your immune system strong. It’s also one of the most polyphenol-rich fruits around, giving you an antioxidant boost you will surely feel. Finally, grapefruit relieves stress and depression and fills you with a sense of optimism with its bright citrus scent.
Ginger: 1 tsp because it’s warming, healing, and anti-inflammatory. It’s also good for your digestion, reduces anxiety, and calms. 
Manuka honey: 1 tsp to add a bit of sweetness as well as decrease cortisol levels and reduce inflammation. Manuka honey is great at reversing the aging process by assisting in the development of healthy cells.
Once these ingredients are combined together they become medicine for the body. This medicine will help to relieve stress, reduce inflammation, and clean the toxicity from the cells. This in return naturally will boost your immune system as well as help you in dropping weight!
Toppings: Add whatever toppings make your mouth water just ensure they are made in nature or the body will not recognize it and you will damage cells instead of healing them!
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Parmesan Cauliflower Steak (Food is Medicine)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and parsley.
  3. Place cauliflower slices in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each slice with the olive oil mixture on both sides; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan.

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Replace your toxic coffee with dandelion root coffee

Ever thought you would have to give up your morning coffee? How can you talk down on people suffering from addiction when you are battling your very own? This is the question I had to ask myself. What makes one addiction any better than the other?
They all have side effects that target healthy cells causing damage that can not be reversed! People who drink coffee normally have sleep issues. This is the only time the body can repair itself from damage caused that day!
Let’s discuss the cause & effect of drinking too much coffee!
  • Consuming too much caffeine can lead to jitteriness, anxiety, heart palpitations, and even exacerbated panic attacks!
  • Coffee’s laxative effect has been attributed to the release of gastrin, a hormone the stomach produces that speeds up activity in the colon. What’s more, decaffeinated coffee has been shown to produce a similar response
  • Studies have found that higher caffeine intake appears to increase the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. It may also decrease total sleeping time, especially in the elderly
  • Rhabdomyolysis is a very serious condition in which damaged muscle fibers enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney failure and other problems.
  • A detailed review suggests that although caffeine triggers certain brain chemicals similar to the way cocaine and amphetamines do, it does not cause classic addiction the way these drugs do. However, it may lead to psychological or physical dependency, especially at high dosages.
  • Blood pressure increases, which is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke because they may damage arteries over time, restricting the flow of blood to your heart and brain.
  • Coffee, as well as other caffeinated beverages, is known to boost energy levels. However, they can also have the opposite effect by leading to excessive fatigue once the caffeine is out of the system.
  • Causes overactive bladder due to the compound’s stimulatory effects on the urinary system!
 

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Dandelion root coffee

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Dandelion root “fresh”
As I sit here doing my morning to-do list I’m sipping on my coffee but not your normal Starbucks or Folders. I now have a degree in nutrition & with that comes replacing unhealthy habits with new healthy ones!!
 
I recently started making dandelion coffee. It’s been about 2 months or so give or take I’ve been replacing one bad drink I loved with a nutrient-rich alternative every week.
 
Dandelion Root
Dandelion contains high amounts of potassium, a mineral, and electrolyte needed to stimulate the heartbeat. Potassium assists the kidneys to filter toxins more effectively and improve blood flow.
 
The reason I truly love it though is it contains a beneficial amount of polysaccharides which naturally reduce stress on the liver and support its ability to produce bile! I had to take a self-love journey in order to train my brain to achieve the goals I put in place for myself!!
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Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits:

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  • aiding in weight loss naturally breaking up dangerous fat in the body
  • reducing cholesterol when taken in dosages
  • lowering blood sugar levels when taken correctly
  • improving the symptoms of diabetes with correct use
  • apple cider vinegar is safe for your skin and can improve its texture and overall hyperpigmentation appearance
  • apple cider vinegar can exfoliate the skin, absorb excess oils and unplug blocked pores. It also has the power to restore the proper pH levels to your skin so detox baths are great

I used to think this stuff is too acidic for the body to thrive off!!

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I remember being at work when I was constantly googling the best way to lose weight when I came across apple cider vinegar. I proceeded to take it daily like a good girl should but soon realized my teeth were changing! I was like “NO” I am way too young so I began to research of course! I only researched it because It Truly Works!!!

My research

What nobody told me: Water measures in as a neutral solution, with a pH of 7.0, therefore the acidity of apple cider vinegar is relatively significant. Unfortunately, when undiluted, the vinegar can weaken tooth enamel and consequently cause sensitivity, decay, and cavities.

Rinsing with concentrated doses of apple cider vinegar will not only damage your teeth but can also cause swelling or burns inside the mouth and esophagus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, other potential risks of long-term use of ACV include:

  • Indigestion
  • Throat irritation
  • Low potassium
  • Disruption of the body’s acid-base balance

How apple cider vinegar should be taken as part of a health booster while fasting to melt away visceral fat & cleanse the bloodstream!

  • Dilute ACV in water: Try mixing 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar with 8 ounces of water.
  • Drink it through a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
  • Rinse with water after taking it.
  • Don’t brush right away! To prevent further enamel damage, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth to give your saliva a chance to naturally wash away the acid.
  • Take ACV as a supplement in pill form: These contain a dehydrated form of ACV but the amount can vary from brand to brand. According to a Healthline report, one capsule typically contains about 500 mg, which is equivalent to 2 liquid teaspoons (10 ml).
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Benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar Toner:

  • Rich in natural alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Lightens sun and age spots
  • Dissolves dead skin cells
  • Balances the skin’s PH
  • Improves acne and acne scars
  • Helps minimize the appearance of pores

My opinion

I personally think you need to go with what works for you. Start with a small mixture of something like 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water, if it is too strong for your skin, add more water. If it doesn’t seem strong enough and you aren’t noticing any of the benefits, add more apple cider vinegar.  Below is my mixture and what I have found works for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Directions:

My personal toner

1) Pour 1 part organic apple cider vinegar into a glass jar, bottle, or container.

2) Add 2 parts distilled or filtered water.

3) Shake the bottle to combine the mixture.

4) Apply the toner to your freshly cleansed skin using a cotton ball or pad, avoiding the eye area.

5) Apply your usual, daily moisturizer after the apple cider vinegar toner has dried.

6) Shake well before each use.  Store in a cool, dry, dark place (No need to refrigerate). I make a new batch monthly.

The results will blow your mind!! I also soak in this stuff once a week to purge toxins trapped in my skin causing itchiness & irritation! I personally like to make sure my baby-making lady parts are so fresh & so clean as well!

Apple cider vinegar detox baths are great for the female body!!

Detox Bath w/ apple cider vinegar
  1. Fill a tub with warm (not hot) water.
  2. Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar.
  3. Stir the water.
  4. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Turn on the shower and rinse without soap

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