A Morning Ritual

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Between the chillier days and fighting off germs, I have developed a new morning (and sometimes nightly) routine. It’s the best.

Basically, it’s a power house tea. And it’s my new favorite thing. I simply heat up some water in the tea kettle, squeeze some lemon juice into a mug, add 2 drops of Thieves. I let it all “brew” for a minute or two and keep a spoon near by to give it a stir every so often, to keep the oil from lingering at the top.

Now, hot water with lemon is already great by itself. It’s an awesome way to start the day and jump start your digestive system. But, due to the off and on stuffy nose I have woken up with, I decided to step up my game. Sometimes I even add a splash of fermented apple cider vinegar. You could even take it a step further and add some raw/local honey.

Between this tea, liquid  silver, monitoring my sugar intake (yes, even fruit) and incorporating fermented foods/beverages, I have thus far (knock on wood) kept any signs of sickness away. Neither of us have experienced any cold/flu/cough this wintery season . . . and we hope to keep it that way. Do you have any winter rituals?

PS: We use the nasal spray version of Sovereign Silver. We have found it to produce the best results AND it lasts the longest (= more bang for your buck). I pick it up at Sprouts/Whole Foods for $14 and it lasts a good month if not longer (for preventative measures. If you’re already sick, you may use it up faster).

 

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These Last Weeks

As we are waiting for our baby’s arrival these next couple of weeks . . .

I will be eating up this book. It was at the top of my “wish list” for Christmas.

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I will still be sipping on this fermented stuff. You can read more here on why and here on how.

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I will be mulling over more of the sacred/secular dilemma. Many of you have texted or emailed me such kind words regarding the 31 day series (that I didn’t finish). I stopped at day 17 because I too am still digging and learning and soaking up. I bit off more than I could chew context wise and I should have started the writing process much earlier in order to to be sharing with you all at such a fast pace. Lesson learned. I hope to continue this discussion as a series.

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I will be contemplating Tsh’s thought provoking, “20 Questions for a New Year” (oh, Tsh, you slay me)

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I will be attending a seminar on the gut brain axis held by my favorite herbal supplement company, Nature’s Sunshine, and like many of you, I will be slathering myself with oils . . .

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Lavender for weirdo-third-trimester-insomnia

Citrus to brighten my sleepy mood . . . and when did I start waking up with bags under my eyes?

Peppermint for headaches and lingering morning sickness

Panaway for sore hips and achy lower backs

Thieves, melalueca, and lemon to ward off sickness