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Spring is here and it’s time to do some Spring cleaning – and that includes your insides.

SpringTea

 

 

 

 

SPRING DETOX TEA*

3oz green tea

2oz dried red clover blossoms

2oz dried calendula flowers

1oz dried burdock root

1oz dried lavender flowers

1oz dried dandelion leaf

1oz dried ginger root

combine the ingredients in a bowl and while gently mixing  with your hands slightly crumble the herbs and flowers to release their medicine, flavor and aroma ~ once mixed store in an airtight container & keep in the freezer to maintain freshness and potency

to brew : scoop one teaspoon into a tea strainer, or if you’re feeling fancy scoop into empty tea bags* to take with you or to share

 

* these ingredients can be found at health food/herbs stores such as Larrabee’s (Elmwood Park,IL) or on-line from Mountain Rose Herbs

DIY Vitamin Water

It’s hot out there and staying hydrated is very important and water is the best way to rehydrate your body. However, sometimes we need a little bit more or we just want a little bit more. It’s no secret that vitamin-enhanced waters are loaded with calories, sugar and chemicals – which provides a short energy burst that only makes you crash later.

There is an alternative! Make a real energy drink at home for a fraction of the price. 

The fruit, herbs and veggies deliver a refreshing mix of vitamins and antioxidants that are proven to give you vital fuel. A homemade drink that tastes great, has all the benefits of the store bought options and you can pronounce all the ingredients. The best part of making this yourself is you have complete control over the nutritional value and sugar content of this drink. You can cater it specifically to your own needs.

Use distilled or purified water. You can use the pur filter on your tap, a Brita or bottled water. Add in your favorite fruits, veggies and herbs.  Here are some options:

  •  You can stir in some dried or fresh herbs like mint, rosemary, chamomile or lavender. Use 2 tbsp per quart. Tie the herbs in a thin muslin bag or put in a stainless steel tea ball or just drop fresh herbs in the water.
  •  You can add fresh fruit or vegetables like orange slices, lemon slices, peaches, berries, apple, pineapple, cucumber, celery, ginger etc. Be creative. Mix and match. Use about 1 -2 cups of fruit or vegetable per quart.  Put into a pitcher and steep overnight in the fridge to let the flavors mingle and mix.

Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study

Science is catching up with what tens of thousands already know – Reiki, and other types of energy work, produce results.

” After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable…The most recent data analyzed (during 2008-9) shows strong evidence that Reiki is indeed responsible for a positive biological response in both humans and animals…New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus conducted one of the first studies ever performed to determine the effectiveness of Reiki treatments on the autonomic nervous system. This “blind, random study” included a Reiki treatment group, a “sham” treatment group and a “control” group. The testing began with all participants at “baseline” autonomic nervous systems levels. The results within the Reiki treatment group showed a lowering of these levels including heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. These positive results led the team to recommend further, larger studies to look at the biological effects of Reiki treatment.”

READ FULL ARTICLE  HERE

 Experience for yourself the healing and balancing benefits of Reiki and schedule your session today!

Circadian Rhythms Influence Immunity

This article on the connecting between sleep and your immune system from the Huffington Post outlines how lack of sleep or low quality sleep can have effects beyond feeling the need for a second cup of coffee.

Reflexology can help ease the stress, tension and pain that may interfere with your ability to get good, restful sleep.

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It’s common knowledge that too little sleep can increase our odds of getting sick, but a new study sheds light on just how direct the connection is. Researchers found that the body’s circadian clock controls an essential immune system gene in mice — a gene that helps the body ward off bacteria and viruses…read full article

How does Reflexology work?

Rorgans and their corresponding reflex areaseflexology is a hand-on treatment that is meant to bring the body to a state of harmony and well-being. In reflexology, it is believed that there are reflex zones on the hands, feet and even the ears that correlate to specific body functions and organs. Energy is constantly circulating between organs and every living cell. When energy is blocked, problems arise in the area of blockage and crystals develop in the reflex zone, which is the source of pain in the area when a reflexologist applies pressure. Through proper massaging techniques, the energy blockages are destroyed and vitality is renewed.

One of the most common uses for reflexology is for stress relief. In our fast paced society today, everyone is looking for a way to unload the stress of everyday life. The effects of stress have been studied for quite some time and it is known that if you do not release stress from your body on a regular basis, it will eventually wreak havoc on your body in the form of one of many different sicknesses or diseases. Stress is in fact, a silent killer.

Outside of using it for stress relieving purposes, reflexology is also a beneficial tool for improving circulation, relieving pain, and as an immune and nervous system stimulator. In fact, many people with illnesses such as allergies; chronic sinus problems; acid reflux; migraines; PMS; menopause; insomnia; fertility problems; fibromyalgia; depression and even arthritis report significantly improved conditions as a result of the treatment. Even if you are healthy, reflexology is beneficial as preventative medicine for the body and soul.

Schedule your reflexology session today!


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