How to Heal Anxiety - Your New Daily Plan.
THE TOTAL MIND BODY RESET – STOP ANXIETY NOW –
A Healing Guide so you can live the life you want with joy and vitality – I hope you are here because you have made a conscious decision to take control of your life now and the limits that anxiety has placed on you.
This guide provides you with all the proven practices that are easy to follow so you can be free to live without anxiety by taking this positive step now.
Love Living Naturally – Freedom from Anxiety – Yes you can do it with this simple and effective plan- the sooner you start the sooner you’ll love just being you! Joyful, loving and full of fun and laughter. Free to live your life how you want to live it. Including The Number 1 step that will insight well-being for mind and body. This change can begin now and your will feel the positive effects.
Just keep in mind the reason you have chosen to take action because your life will be so much more joyous, maybe its because you just want to be able meet your friends without having a meltdown, be able to have a job that is more fulfilling but your anxiety holds you back. Maybe it's as simple as walking down the road without feeling judged. Write down your reason for overcoming your anxiety whatever it is read it everyday-this is your goal- Your personal reason for taking these steps that will change your life for the better.
Anxiety of arises from fear or sometimes a negative experience- fear that it might happen again. These fears can overwhelm us and whatever they are, fear being judged, not feeling we can accomplish a task, fear that something may happen to us or hurt us. This comes from focusing on the worst case scenario. But what if your mindset was that of a person who loved meeting new people because they can bring fun and joy to our lives. empowering ourselves with Self belief- that we can learn something new to enhance our lives because our mind doesn't scramble when someone explains something. Or being fearful of travelling because we might be late, get lost or we might not like the food when in reality if we plan our journey and are open to new tastes that are enjoyable then our reality becomes exciting rather than the opposite. There are certain nutrients our brain needs to function rationally and practices that enable us to rise above and lead a happy and fulfilling life, let me show you how.
Over the years during my practice, through my studies and qualifications I have honed the 4 pillars you need to feel well. Often practitioners believe there is only one method to treat anxiety but for this daily plan there has to be balance within life. I have seen this work time and time again. Some people can do this on their own, some people need a guide and you’re welcome to call me if you feel you need personalized guidance 0870990970. There isn’t ONE magic method to reset the mind and body, but FOUR that will heal and all are vital to healing all aspects of your mind and body.
4.SELF LOVE! As you can see this whole protocol is about finding kindness towards yourself. Spending the time to do the things that bring happiness.
And also accepting that some-days it’s harder to feel joy and that’s OK too but cultivating the energy to bring that passion back to your heart on the days when it’s harder to smile or engage with others. Sadness and anxiety can pass in a moment and that’s the time to make sure you follow the plan, move your body and do something that brings that joy right back to you.
Gratitude for what we have is powerful. It brings us back to our reality. If you have shelter, if you have enough food and are safe you then have a basis to take back control of your health and well being. This is your responsibility - have the faith that you can do this because this plan not only frees you from anxiety but resets the way you mind processes negative thoughts and builds resillience to cope with life and that’s the difference we see in others we know, those who can smile and overcome whatever life throws at them and others who feel negative whatever life gives them. It’s your reaction to the stresses of life and no-one can avoid that- it’s the way you deal with them in your thought process. Sometimes if you live in a family where everyone is stressed and anxious it becomes normal. It's not normal, I promise you- joy, peace and contentment are 'normal' states of human existence.
If you need support, or feel overwhelmed then you’re welcome to contact me to discuss a detailed plan- sometimes extra nutritional support is required if you are on high dose medication or your anxiety has been part of your life for many years. With my experience I’ve learned that most people on medication are still not able to lead the calm and happy life they believed the medication would bring them.
This plan works with your medication, to optimize its effects and to enable you to just feel better. And isn’t that what we all strive for – contentment and peace!
Do you want to feel better naturally, more vitality and joy within your life. Even if you’re taking medication you can live in a more positive and vital way. If you are looking at this and you have depression and anxiety too and feel that this is beyond you. Take a deep breath because you have the power to do it and be free to live life and loving it. This plan also heals depression but I would advise you to take extra B vitamins including Niacin and B Complex. A consultation would enable me to exact the dosage, but you could follow the daily dosage on the vitamin package and adjust it till you feel more vitality. A body depleted of vitamins can just not function as it should. Post Partum Depression is often caused by a depletion of vitamins from the mother to her baby as does years of living on a processed food diet.
You can ask a parent, a brother, a sister to help get you started, to care for you during this journey of recovery. If you are reading this and you are a husband, wife, lover, a relation or just a really good friend who cares then you can show this plan to them or instigate it for them if they truly feel they are ready to move into joyful living.
This is a gentle reminder you can choose to take the path to positivity- it’s there all around you, if you want to see it. I can show you how. I’ve been n the depths of despair at times of my life and now I guide others to find peace, love and joy for themselves.
Remember you are perfect as you are, Its the stress, anxiety and negative energy of the others or the world that has given you this non natural state. And a lack of nutrients has depleted your coping mechanism.
Everything in this plan is a part that completes the wholeness of the circle of love of life and yourself.
The diet plan provides you with nutrients your brain needs to find peace, calm and the reason to believe in yourself, you can lead a life of joy of love.
The Breathwork is a vital key that calm soothes.
The gentle movements release feel-good endorphins that give you the happy vibe.
It’s best to start NOW! I suggest that you take a deep breath, clear out your cupboards of all the foods that are causing anxiety and stress on your digestive system, causing distress. If your family doesn’t support this new eating plan you must take the time to do it for yourself.
IT’S VITAL TO BREAK THE HABITS AROUND FOOD JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALWAYS EATEN BREAD, BISCUITS, PASTA ETC.. IT’S NOW TIME TO CHANGE THE FOOD HABITS THAT HAVE CAUSED YOUR ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION! Love yourself enough now to move out of the circle of anxiety or procrastination. You have the power do this!
Only use your mobile phone for calling or texting your friends/family.
Remove all technology from your bedroom NO MOBILE, TV, TECHNOLOGY.
Remove all synthetic scents from your home, candles, Fabreeze, room sprays and plug ins. It’s also best to use essential oils to scent your home and bedroom. Check out Dr Axe for natural body products and https://vibrantblueoils.com/
I can support you if you need further guidance 0870990970.
Day 1- clear out your kitchen of all the foods below. It will be interesting to find your local organic store and you’ll find the staff very helpful if you’re unsure of anything.
Looking up new recipes for the daily menus (websites at the bottom of the page) will be purposeful and inspire you, cooking is about experimentation, it’s fun to learn new ways of cooking, the world is amazing. For example the mediteranean style of cooking is very healthy and tasty. Fresh foods zing on the tongue.
White or processed foods are often heavy and rely on unhealthy fats and sugars for taste, most are anti-nutrients and energy sapping. At the end of the guide are some useful websites that have healthy recipes and advice for Natural Living.
Cook only with organic coconut oil, organic butter, grass fed/organic beef dripping, organic avocado oil. NO VEGETABLE OILS they are highly processed and grown in poor quality soil GMO and full of pesticides which are toxic.
Foods/ingredients to avoid and stop eating immediately include:
Diet Sample Menu - All Organic is important
If some berries cannot be bought organic then wash thoroughly,
Based on the recommendations, here is what a few days of meals might look like when following an anti anxiety diet plan: Please note if you’re having meat twice a day then just have a half portion at each meal. It’s easier on your digestion.
This is a diet and life plan that is designed to heal, listen to your body even after one day you may feel a transformation. After about 4-6 months you will as if this is what life is supposed to be like, naturally good – then you can apply the 80/20 rule. 80% of your diet is organic and healthy then having cheat day with friends, bread cake, a lasagna or pizza is OK, and you can reintroduce bread once a week and milk, just be guided by how you feel. I cannot tolerate wheat, it hangs in my stomach and stops me from feeling comfortable enough to sleep and that is enough to put me off eating bread or cake.
Day #1 Make jamu everyday it’s a healing drink. Drink 3 large glasses of pure water, buy a filter jug if its tap water- this is important.
Chewing your food to a pulp is vital to slow your eating down this breaks down your food so it’s easier to digest otherwise undigested food clogs up you intestines and
https://downshiftology.com/recipes/jamu-juice-turmeric-ginger-drink/ look on the website for smoothies you will like to drink. Look out for the cacao collagen smoothie- DELISH!
Breakfast: delicious fruit smoothie – organic natural yogurt, strawberries or blueberries and organic coconut milk, ½ avocado.
Day 4 Breakfast Plain yogurt with cherries and unsalted almonds
Lunch Chicken and wild rice soup
Snack An apple and unpasturized cheese. 5 cashew nuts
Dinner Chicken and veggie stir-fry over brown rice
Dessert One square of dark chocolate
Breakfast Overnight oats with cocoa powder, peanut butter, and banana
Lunch Quinoa and black bean salad
Snack cashew nuts
Dinner Grilled chicken with vegetables and spinach- cabbage sautéed in butter with apple and onion is really good. The enzymes in cabbage are healing.
Dessert Berries with whipped cream
Breakfast 1 egg with avocado and dressing with olive oil dressing and balsamic vinegar and lemon
Breakfast Yogurt- plain yogurt, fruit, walnut and almonds sweetened with organic maple syrup or honey
Lunch Stir fry vegetables and hummus
Snack Guacamole with vegetable sticks
Dinner Baked trout with tomatoes and mushrooms over brown rice
Dessert Dark-chocolate-covered strawberries
Other Tips –
Don’t concentrate on the foods you can’t eat there is an abundance of food that makes you feel good!
For some people eggs may cause upset, experiment, listen to your body if you feel better or worse after eating eggs? What about beans and legumes?
You may choose to eliminate eggs and legumes at first and then to try reintroducing them after several weeks. This can help you uncover whether they are problematic for you or not.
In place of eggs and legumes, try organic meat, poultry, fish and collagen protein or bone broth protein powder instead.
Snack on nuts apples, blue berries and other berries. Warm cacao made with coconut milk and honey whizzed up in a blender.
Smoothies like- natural yogurt/kefir frozen wild blue berries ½ avocado coconut water also whizzed up. Biona Pomegranate juice and tart cherry juice diluted ½ water.
When you go to the organic store look at all the vegetables and fruit, nuts, cacao (pure chocolate) - you can eat all of it, you are not depriving yourself, you’re going back to the way of eating that our ancestors enjoyed and how we survived working with the planet rather than against it. This rebalances your mind and body against the unhealthy sugar and fats that caused your anxiety, depression and ill health.
Make jamu everyday but if you’re on medication especially heart medication please check with your doctor if turmeric works with your medication-if not just omit the turmeric. Ginger and lemon is nearly just as healing.
https://downshiftology.com/recipes/jamu-juice-turmeric-ginger-drink/ look on the website for smoothies you will like to drink. Look out for the cacao collagen smoothie.
EVERYDAY SUPPLEMENTS - MAGNESIUM. ASHWAGANDHA 3x daily and vitamin C. You could try digestive enzymes or aloe vera juice which can aid healing in the short term.
Green juices are a great way to heal your digestive system quickly. This combination once or twice a day for the first 5 days gives you a kick start – cabbage, apple, cucumber – without the skin- and beetroot with root ginger is really healing. You do need a juicer.
Bedtime 10.30 pm or before rise 8am or before
Be around animals they are soothing to touch or walk with. Only mix with positive friends, - Negativity breeds negativity, friendships should be a source of joy and laughter.
EVERY MORNING UPON WAKING AND AFTER DINNER Breathe I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_4E_QoDRSQ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OJRWHYEPmQ
Breathing practice every morning IS VITAL TO RELAX THE BRAIN AND BODY and to retrain a anxious shallow breath . THIS IS VITAL FOR YOUR MIND RECOVERY.
AFTER BREAKFAST - YOGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=bJJWArRfKa0&t=4s wear leggings and teeshirt, bare feet.
Daily Qi Gong Course https://www.onecommune.com/qigong-the-eight-brocades-with-mimi-kuo-deemer-free-pass-sign-up-confirmation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNjY1hCS7RI This crazy great!
Put on you favorite song and dance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNjY1hCS7RI
Everyday do something that makes you smile outside in nature, ride a horse, sea swimming, play badminton, cycling whatever YOU love and laugh!! Moving your body makes you feel better.
Everyday phone a friend for a laugh and make a date to meet and have fun!
Join a class – dancing or whatever you want to learn that is fun!
EVERYDAY LISTEN TO this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uckZLqh51k if you are in a relationship use this as love for yourself and feeling loved. AND REMEMEBER YOU ARE PERFECT, KEEP THE FAITH BECAUSE YOU CAN DO IT!
Write a gratitude journal, Thankful for whatever that makes you life better…a warm house, parents who love you, your dog, your partner, friends, children, family and think of those who don’t have that privilege.
If you’re not working then offer yourself to help others or your local charity, animal sanctuary, horse rescue stables, join a walking club, yoga class, qi gong, learn something new that you’ve always wanted to do!
https://draxe.com/health/generalized-anxiety-disorder/ A mine of information for healthy living.
YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO LIVE A LIFE OF JOY AND LOVE YOU CAN START NOW.
The Connection between your gut microbiome and your brain explained.
Different ways can microbiome affect the brain:
1. Stimulation by dysbiosis, intestinal permeability (leaky gut), or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO); can lead to systemic inflammation
2. A cross reaction might occur between bacterial proteins and human antigens which causes the immune system to malfunction
3. Neurotoxic metabolites are produced by bacterial enzymes such as D-lactic acid and ammonia
4. The hormones and neurotransmitters that produced by bacteria can affect their growth and virulence
5. They stimulate afferent neurons of the enteric nervous system to send signals to the brain via the vagus nerve.
Thus, they shape our sleep and stress response; they influence our memory, mood, and cognition. Interestingly, gut microbiome is relevant to many health issues, including alcoholism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and restless legs syndrome.
They are altered by a healthy diet which includes probiotics, and prebiotics
Some factors that disturb the microbiome, which leads to increased intestinal
permeability are extreme physiologic stress, alcohol consumption and a diet high in carbs and saturated fat. It has been found that restricting sugar can significantly reduce neurotoxicity. Fasting seems to increase gut bacteria diversity-while overeating has a counter effect. Any changes in diet affects this.
By Dr. Noha Elshatshat
Noha is a Doctor of Medicine, a certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor and Mother who lives in Cork. You can contact her at; https://healingjourney.blog/
The Magic of Magnesium
If you are struggling with health issues you might have a leaky gut (intestinal permeability). This would affect your ability to absorb nutrients properly by reducing digestive enzymes, in which break down your food. In addition, damaged intestinal cells contribute to atrophy of the villi which hinder absorption and leads to further nutritional deficiencies.
Magnesium is involved in more than 300 different enzyme functions in the body including ATP production. That explains the low energy and feeling tired when you are deficient in this essential mineral. Magnesium deficiency is extremely common due to:
Sufficient magnesium has been shown to alleviate symptoms of migraines, muscle cramps, fibromyalgia, fatigue, poor sleep, and asthma.
Strategies to replenish your magnesium
By Dr. Noha Elshatshat
Noha is a Dr of Medicine, a certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor and Mother who lives in Cork. You can contact her at; https://healingjourney.blog/
The True Root of Health.
When it comes to the real cause to our
struggling with chronic diseases, we are sadly
facing the same answer, no cause no cure. You
will end up with prescriptions for the rest of
your life. How about I tell you there are three
root causes of health issues and if you learn to
take care of the roots the branches will fall off.
What are the branches?
The health issues that we encounter today like asthma, acne, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, alopecia, Hashimoto’s, depression, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others. We are stuck in the weeds because we are only suppressing the symptoms and never look at the root causes of these issues.
What are the roots - and amazingly you have the power to manage them?
The first root is your genes. Fortunately, we are not slaves of our genes we have the power to turn them on or off. This is called the science of epigenetics. Our genes are affected by three factors mindset, movement, environment and food. If you believe you are a healthy person who lives a healthy lifestyle and you are going to take care of your health and live happily for the rest of your life, your body will give you what you believed in. However, if you have a mindset of eating and living
like everybody because eventually you will get older and your health will be compromised. This mentality of a defeated soul will set you on a path of a miserable life.
Moreover, environmental toxins, mold, GMOs, fluoride and chlorine in water, BPAs, and even toxic people and thoughts in your life have a great impact on your genes.
Ask yourself the following questions, because the answers can turn your genes on or off.
Are you moving and exercising or you live a sedentary life? What is the quantity, quality, variety and timing of your meals? Are you eating the rainbow with different colours and antioxidants or you are eating a lot of white food? What is the quality of your food? Is it mostly processed or unprocessed real food? The time is also important. Do you space your meals and give time for digestive system to
use the nutrients efficiently? Do you overeat and stress your system or eat mindfully, enjoy and chew properly? Do you eat late at night and tend to eat a heavy meal? Are you drinking enough water?
The second root is your digestion which is determined by how healthy your organs are, chewing and other mechanical movement, chemical secretions like stomach acid, enzymes, hormones, and other
secretions that aid digestion and absorption. The last factor that has an important role not only on digestion but on behaviour, mentality, mood, hormones and vitamins secretion, absorption and much more, is the microbiome. Take care of them because they literally control your life.
The third root is the inflammation. We need to learn how to first clear our bodies by avoiding the toxic substances that ignite the fire and hurt us. E.g. refined sugar, gluten, processed dairy, and individual sensitivities. Then calm the system by good quality sleep, love and connection, managing stress and breathing mindfully. And finally living a healthy lifestyle and consuming an anti-
inflammatory diet that enhance our body’s ability to fight any infection in future.
It is a big discovery for me that we have the power to heal our bodies. Your body has amazing abilities to heal. All what you need to do is giving it the right information.
By Dr Noha Elshatshat contact me at healingjourney
By Dr. Noha Elshatshat
Noha is a Dr of Medicine, a certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor and Mother who lives in Cork. You can contact her at; https://healingjourney.blog/
HEALING PMS WITH FOOD.
Pre Menstrual Syndrome includes changes in mood and emotions, physical health, and behaviors that develop between ovulation and the start of the period (roughly the 2 weeks before the period) lasting until a few days after your period begins. It shows up consistently each month.
Most bothersome symptoms;
Cramps, bloating, acne, breast tenderness, and mood swings.
Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle will ease these issues
Consume almonds or hazelnuts as they contain vitamin E to reduce pain. Magnesium and vitamin E supplements before and after periods start act as antispasmodics. Kale is a rich source of magnesium. What’s more, Healthy fats that contain linoleic acid which helps to reduce the prostaglandin that is responsible for spasms: Salmon, sardines, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds;
consume on a regular bases.
Avoid dairy, red meat, rapeseed oil and other vegetable oils as they are high in the inflammatory omega 6 that increase cramps.
Caused by compromised microbiome, chronic stress, and nutrient deficiencies (e.g.
magnesium). Magnesium relaxes muscles and eases constipation. Add probiotics and
magnesium rich foods and supplements if necessary.
Anti-bloating juice (2 beets, 2 carrots, 4 celery, and 1 lemon).
Worst foods are caffeine, salty foods, and dairy.
Reflects excess estrogen. Acne medications come with their cost on health; they may lead to depression, liver dysfunction, and gut issues. Consume a lot of leafy greens especially coriander, root vegetables to increase vitamin E, healthy fats (oily fish, nuts, and seeds), zinc rich foods, and supplement with the evening primrose.
Worst foods include dairy, processed soy, peanuts, vegetable oil, caffeine, and gluten.
4. Breast tenderness
High estrogen leads to swollen ducts and hence the pain. Consume vitamin E rich foods (almond, sunflower seeds, spinach, chard, kale, avocado, mango, and kiwi). Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that calms inflammation. As well as evening primrose oil.
Worst foods are caffeine and dairy.
5. Mood swings
Practice mindfulness techniques; meditation, yoga, and other kinds of breath work. Manage stress and carve time each day for relaxation. Focus on getting enough sleep and sunlight and fresh air during the day. Stay hydrated and move.
For more information visit www.floliving.com/pms-guide
By Dr. Noha Elshatshat
Noha is a Dr of Medicine, a certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor and Mother who lives in Cork. You can contact her at; https://healingjourney.blog/
Healing foods for digestion and a healthy gut.
Acid Reflux and having difficulty swallowing several years ago prompted me to go to my doctor. A brief chat and he prescribed proton pump inhibitors.
At home after I’d got the medication I read the possible side effects. OMG there must be a better way. So I went to my local health food store just to see if there was an alternative.
This experience changed the course of my life. The owner of the store had experienced the same symptoms and instead advised me on diet and recommended some supplements in powder form Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, liquorice. Also aloe juice. All this was to heal my stomach lining and start to balance my stomach acid.
Sugar, wheat and milk are the main causes of leaky gut or tears in your stomach lining and intestine. Anyone who eats these 3 foods most likely has an irritated or leaky gut. Processed foods containing these ingredients also harm your tummy.
During a Functional Nutrition Consultation your personal Counsellor will help you identify the root cause of your discomfort or condition, and exactly as description identify the foods that allow your body to function at it's optimum level. Your body is unique and so are you!
Healing your gut could heal your life as its not only indigestion and heartburn which this leads to; but Depression, Anxiety, Auto immune Diseases, Psoriasis, eczema, acne, cancer especially colon/bowel cancer and many other conditions too.
It turned out the difficulty in swallowing was due to stress and not chewing my food sufficiently.
And yes when I gave up sugar (organic honey or maple syrup was fine) milk and bread, carbohydrates, potatoes, rice, pasta etc (starch turns to sugar) and raw tomatoes (the malic acid irritates the stomach lining) wow did I feel better! I could get to sleep without my stomach and chest burning and uncomfortable sensations of fullness.
I started taking digestive enzymes which aided my stomach in the break down of some foods. I found meat still felt heavy on my stomach and took a while for my body to process.
But the break through and real healing started when I started drinking Jamu Juice.
This is a staple of Indonesian life, poorer countries still rely on methods passed down from the generations to stay well, doctors are expensive and they tend to use preventative measures.
So what is this magic juice? And magic it is because not only can it heal it can prevent many conditions.
Turmeric; Curcumin is the active component in Turmeric so its very important to make sure its organic and 6% you can also use fresh organic turmeric which has a less bitter taste.
Turmeric affects the pain receptors in your body as it turns down inflammation wonderful if you experience arthritis, gout, IBS,PMS, general stiffness, frozen shoulder. It promotes healing, especially your stomach lining and lungs therefore beneficial to asthma sufferers and other lung conditions including cystic fibrosis.
Turmeric is also anti microbial and antiseptic so can aid your immune system to fight viruses .
Having stable blood sugar levels prevents many conditions including diabetes when taken as part of a healthy diet but the upshot is it can optimize your metabolism so you burn more calories as it’s a polyphenol. It also has an impact on heart health by promoting healthy blood flow and stabilizing cholesterol levels
Turmeric detoxifies your liver.
Curcumin may have a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s as it can reduce the build-up of amyloids which are an early marker of this harrowing disease.
The second ingredient is Organic Root Ginger; Anti fungal qualities and can prevent stomach ulcers. Aids digestion. It can promote bile production and healthy bacteria in your gut. It’s anti inflammatory qualities can guard against headaches, soothing skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
Most importantly it aids cognitive brain function and attention span.
Simliar to Turmeric it eases inflammation and can block bacterial infection. And also has been proven to significantly reduce the bad LDL Cholesterol and raise the good HDL Cholesterol.
Organic Honey; activates the release of melatonin for restful sleep and tryptophan a feel good amino acid which combats depression.
It’s low glycemic and a natural sweetener with none of the downsides of white processed sugar as long as it’s taken in moderation, 1 teaspoon or less is enough.
Local Honey fights pollen induced allergies and is also anti microbial and antiseptic and beneficial to your immune system. I also add cinnamon which also stabilizes blood sugar and is helpful to pre diabetics and those with diabetes.
Organic lemon is a natural detox for your system, including your skin and promotes stabilization of digestive enzymes in your gut for healthy breakdown and digestion of food. High in Vitamin C and can prevent kidney stones.
This is how to make this amazing Life enhancing and healing drink and it s best to take a cup in the morning or once a day. I use bee pollen instead of honey as it’s an adaptogen for enhanced energy.
JAMU JUICE - THE HEALING RECIPE
1 tsp approx 6% organic Turmeric or 1 fresh Organic Turmeric
1 tsp approx Organic Root Ginger peeled or to taste
½ tsp approx Organic Cinnamon
½ fresh organic lemon juiced plus a small piece of lemon rind again good for promoting digestive enzyme function.
Grind of organic black pepper
Small cup of off boiling water or coconut water (as in the video)
Why use organic ingredients? ; because pesticides on foodstuffs can cause toxic overload and inflammation and can be carcinogenic. Organic has more flavor and health giving properties.
Whizz everything up in a small nutribullet blender or simmer for 20 minutes and strain and enjoy.
How to Breathe, calm and Energize.
Sending Love and Light to all especially now it’s official and we are even more confined.
In my previous posts I’ve provided a short guide to everyone of practices that can bring you peace in the chaos and uncertainty. If you’re new to these practices wish give yourself comfort and a stable anchor then please look back over my posts.
Movement of your body opens your energy to enable your vital organs, your heart, your liver, your lungs to work efficiently. When we sit we are sitting on our vital source of natural energy. It also helps your immune system and overall health and wellness.
Qi Gong is a specific set of movements which activate all the energy points in your and enable the flow of life through your body. These are beautiful soft movements and bring of a feeling that your arms are flowing like water, your legs and feet are rooted to the earth energy. You don’t need to bit as you shouldn’t overstretch your body. Just go within the limits of your body.
This practice is just as essential to you if you are already fit as repetitive sports like running or cycling contract and tighten your muscles when you ideally want to relax and expand your muscles so you have no tightness in your shoulders, legs and hips.
So I adore this video as Mimi explains what each movement does for your body.
There are so many benefits of Qi Gong energy, connection to mind, body and Spirit, it settles your mind towards a state of peace and kindness in these in uncertain times where it’s really important to live in the moment as this situation is constantly evolving.
Om Shanti, Love and Light
Grounding Meditation Calming Energy
Hello Everyone, sending a virtual hug x Mother Nature is sending us some earth medicine. The sun is shining nourishing us with vitamin D and positive vibes. So today more than ever and everyday we can look to mother earth for grounding and connecting to the calming Earth Energy.
The sayings she/he 'lives in the clouds' or 'cloud cuckoo land' or when we can't think straight because we're so anxious or stressed are the opposite of grounding. I touched on this in my guide on How to Breathe to Calm and Soothe Yourself in my first post during this series
Even better is to go outside even if you live in the city - in your yard or garden or balcony but you can still do it inside, by a window is good. Wherever, but be mindful of the distance of those around you if you're in a public space.
Walk barefoot in your garden if or in a safe space outside or in your home on a wood or natural floor, if not you can visualize a beautiful beach or forest, the sand between your toes or the cool soil beneath your feet.
Close your eyes and stand with your feet shoulder width apart, or in a chair with your feet firmly on the ground and your hands on your thighs to keep your energy within. Mindfully feel the grass, feel the sun and it's healing light and the air against your skin, breathe deeply for 6 slow seconds. Feel your breath slowly passing your heart into your belly, feel the pull of the earth energy beneath your feet guiding you down to the calmness yet revitalizing earth energy. Exhale slowly feeling your belly deflate, your breath past your solar plexus, past your heart and let the tension flow out of your body through your mouth, relaxing your shoulders and saying ahhhhhhh let your bottom jaw drop. Let out all the fear, the anger the feeling of helplessness, breath in hope, joy and positivity for 6 slow seconds.
This breathwork and meditation enable you to ground yourself to the calming energy beneath you.
This situation will pass, this situation is temporary.
Namaste-Sent with love and heart energy guidance.
If you'd like to discuss a Skype Session or need advice you're welcome to contact me on 0870990970
Breathing to relieve Anxiety and Stress is the most important thing we can do at this stressful time. to I feel it's the time to reach and do something practical especially to support each other and those who may already be alarmed, anxious and stressed by these challenging times and at times feeling isolated or lonely.
Maybe this might not be the case tonight but this situation is changing day by day and hopefully our lives as we knew them will resume. In the meantime it's a time to be there for each other.
Take care of those who feel scared, use breathwork and meditation to combat your anxiety and stress naturally, be kind to ourselves and others who now are worried not only about heath but just how they're going to survive if they have lost their jobs or how their lives will be affected or if the work they love has just grinded to a halt for many reasons.
The world is stepping back so mother earth can breathe and cleanse, heal and replenish. We look to each other for the same, with supportive love we can heal this world, ourselves, be there for those who need to feel safe in the midst of the sad chaos to come.
I'm going to use this blog to guide and to support our spirits, nourish our souls with light so that we can all find peace and strength and use this vital natural practice of Breathing to relieve Anxiety and Stress.
Sending Love and light to all, Breathe and be.
This really is the time to embrace Gratitude, How lucky most of us are. We have love, we are healthy, we have good food, we have shelter and for some us an animal or child who gives us unconditional love and we give the same - what else do we really need? Bar an end to this horrendous virus. Is this the new humanity? When the materialistic wanting stops that is peace, Be safe
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Overcome Tiredness and Stress
Are you always tired, do you succumb to every cold, flu, virus doing the rounds? All these factors lower you immune system
The medical profession has now come to the conclusion that the mind and body are often linked when it comes to disease.
If you find it hard to sleep then your body has no time to repair itself. Good sleep refreshes not only our mind but our body, our skin repairs, collagen vital to all our organs and tissues replenishes when we are asleep.
Sometimes now matter how long we sleep it's never enough, that's exhaustion, mental and physical.
When all the commercial tonics in the world make no difference, when a holiday just leaves us even more stressed for various reasons that's when it time to step back and look at our overall lifestyle.
Twenty minutes of meditation is the equivalent to 3 hours of restful sleep. When we breathe deeply we send oxygen to our vital organs. Our heart, liver and kidneys are then able to do their job more efficiently. Deep breathing allows us to step back and be aware of what we are eating and drinking. When we are tired we crave immediate fulfillment, usually carbohydrates, sugar, something fast, we can't wait to sate the hunger.
Then the circle begins.
Deep breathing not only makes our organs work efficiently it increases the number of good cells that run our immune system which are again replenished when we sleep or take good quality rest vital to fighting viruses and critical illness. This also helps to heal our body more quickly after surgery or fractured bones.
If you're sick of being tired or run down all the time, then please call me to discuss 0870990970.
Wishing you a beautiful day.