To Nourish // Health Reboot
Posted on October 16 2018
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling off lately. It could be the cooler weather, shorter days, end of summer, or nearing of the end of the year, but I’ve been feeling tired, energetically low, and just a bit down. Part of this can be attributed to my lack of journaling and meditating on a daily basis. Part of it could be due to my lack of drinking enough water. Regardless, I felt it was time for a fall health reboot. Below are 5 of the items I am in the process of taking to reboot my well being so that I head into winter with a healthy mindset and strong body.
Note: If you are pregnant or have any questions, consult your medical doctor before incorporating any items on the list into your diet.
5 Items to Incorporate into Your Fall Diet
1. Dandelion Root Tea - Regulates parts of the digestive system and liver, eases bloating, lowers blood sugar, prevents the spreading of cancer cells
Dandelion root has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Rich in zinc, magnesium, and potassium the root is also high in potassium and contains more beta-carotene than carrots per serving. The tea replenishes lost electrolytes while helping to reduce bloating and lowering blood sugar. Considered one of the new ‘superfoods’ dandelion tea is also an effective liver detoxifier and shown to help prevent the spreading of cancer cells. The flavor is earthy, almost like a watered down broth. It grows on you though, and I now crave it.
2. Kombucha - Rich source of probiotics and antioxidants that helps reduce belly fat, kills bacteria and may help fight diseases
Kombucha has been around for thousands of years. It is a fermented black and/or green tea that becomes carbonated as part of its fermentation process. It helps to reduce belly fat, improve cholesterol levels, and controls blood sugar. The antioxidants in the tea also help fight free radicals and reduces liver toxicity and cholesterol levels. Kombucha comes in a variety of flavors and are a great substitute of sodas. My favorite brand is GTS as it is organic, raw, and made without sugar.
3. Chlorophyll Drops - Cleans intestines, clears skin, detoxifies blood, and stimulates the immune system
Chlorophyll makes eating your greens super easy - you just add a dropper full to a cup of tea or drink (I don’t recommend just drinking it plain). It supports the entire body by flushing out toxins and helps promote healing, supports your cardiovascular system, and stimulates the immune system. It’s what plants use to convert sunlight into energy for growth. Heavy metals bind to it, helping clean the blood. It also destroys yeast and fungus, reducing body odors and relieving gas in the digestive system.
4. Chaga Root - Reduces cancer cell growth, promotes cognitive function and protects the immune system
I first read about the positive impact of consuming Chaga Root in a book called How Not to Die that flat out changed my life. Chaga root coffee is all the rage in Los Angeles, and is a fantastic way to incorporate this superfood into your diet. Chaga mushroom is a fungus found primarily on birch trees and has been used in colder climates for years. Chaga mushroom reduces the growth of cancer cells, protects the immune system, promotes cognitive function and increases physical endurance.
5. 100% CBD Oil - Treats anxiety, insomnia, and reduces body pain/inflammation
CBD oil comes from hemp and marijuana plants, which contain both CBD and THC. THC is the intoxicating chemical that causes a high. CBD (Cannabidiol), on the other hand, does not change a person’s state of mind but does have natural medical benefits including the ability to reduce inflammation and anxiety. Unlike THC which can trigger or amplify anxiousness and paranoia, CBD reduces anxiety and can help people with PTSD, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. I typically take it via a dropper in a glass of water. Note that if you have any concerns, speak to a medical practitioner before trying this.
Let me know if you have any questions!