Fit & Fab: Ancient whole food epicures
I recently had the amazing opportunity to interview one of my favorite people in the health, wellness and fitness industry, Don Tolman. He enlightened my husband and I for well over an hour on the amazing gifts we were given on our planet as far as natural resources we can use to boost our immune systems, help fight infections, increase longevity and much more.
He spoke extensively on something he called SelfCare and SelfEducation. He shows how if we can educate ourselves and start to take our health into our own hands (instead of constantly relying on others to figure out our issues), that we can truly make a big difference for the better. I wanted to share with you a couple of his great Ancient Epicures for you to add to your health arsenal!
The Cardio Cocktail
2 oz. wheat grass juice
3 oz. celery juice
2 oz. kale or collard green juice
2 oz. spinach juice
1oz. lemon juice
1 pinch of cayenne (chili) pepper
Take all ingredients and blend into the juice form. If you ingest this regularly, you are drinking chlorophyll-rich, high energy greens, which is one of the best things you can do for your cardiovascular system. Drink it on an empty stomach and sip it slowly. If you don’t have every ingredient, don’t let that deter you from using the others on the list!
(For acne issues or to ensure
great looking, youthful skin)
2-3 ripe organic berries of your choice
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Mash up the berries and vinegar and set aside overnight. Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Mist your face and neck. The acid and antioxidants will help cleanse and tighten your pores. If you have acne prone skin, DRINK MORE WATER (at least half your weight in ounces), avoid mineral oil based cosmetics, and use aluminum free baking soda as a facial cleanser and scrub.
Poison Ivy Relief
(Keep this one handy this summer!)
Mix 1 Tbs. of turmeric spice with roughly equal parts of lime or lemon juice to form a thick paste. Carefully apply to the afflicted skin. This remedy will stain and may sting a bit, so be advised-but as you will see it works like a miracle! Let it sit on your skin for 15 minutes. It’s best to sit in the tub to keep the mess to a minimum. Rinse off (some stain will remain on your skin). By morning you’ll be amazed.
1 slice of an organic beet
1 bag or tsp. Ginseng tea
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Boil 8-16 oz of water (depending on how strong you want it), add the ingredients and steep for 10 minutes. The active insulin enhancing compounds in cinnamon are found in the water-soluble portion and not the oil. Not only have these compounds been found to increase glucose metabolism by up to 20-fold, but they are also full of antioxidants.
It’s really time to come back to nature and look at the amazing natural gifts we have been given to not only be “sick-free”, but to enhance our lives and take us to the next level. Just recently I went on a quest to see how many things I could find in my back yard that my family and I could eat and use in other ways. I was truly shocked at the abundance of miracles sitting right in front of my face all this time.
For some learning and fun, grab the kids and a smart phone (for identification) and explore for yourself!
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