October 9, 2014

Warm Lemon Water with Cayenne and Honey

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This is one of my new favorite morning rituals!  Not only do I enjoy reaping all of the benefits to my health, but I really enjoy the taste and the energy boost!  Give it a try and let me know what you think. Health Benefits Hydration - Water, first thing in the morning, gives our body the hydration it needs after a long night of sleep. This is a great substitution for coffee, which is a diuretic and actually aids in the dehydration of our body. Detoxification - Lemon and cayenne pepper are both super stimulants to the liver, our main detoxifying organ.  They help to stimulate the liver's natural enzymes and rid the body of harmful toxins. Immune System Boost - Lemon, cayenne pepper and raw…

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September 22, 2014

Soak Up the Sun and Store Up Vitamin D

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Today is the first day of fall and while I am looking forward to pumpkin patches, warm drinks and soups, and the changing colors, it is still sunny and 88 degrees here in Frisco, TX.  So I am taking this opportunity to soak up as much 'summer' and sunlight as I can.  Personally, I don't need an excuse to go lay out in the sun, but I do understand that not everyone is like me.  Here are a few great reasons to soak up the sun and store up your vitamin D.  Studies show that this hormone-like vitamin can help protect you from the cold and flu, depression, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.  Safe and adequate vitamin D intake has also been shown to lower…

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