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7 easy health tips for you, caregiver

7 easy health tips for you, caregiver

by LIANA WERNER-GRAY

Remember, if you aren’t healthy and strong you aren’t able to properly care for anyone else.

Here are some quick and simple tips for those who are too busy or stressed to eat properly.

We’d also love to learn from you—have you any tips to share?

Lemon Aid Take three minutes and boost your immune system. Squeeze half a lemon into a cup of water. This drink is high in vitamin C and will keep your immune system strong. Lemon water is excellent for alkalizing your body and flushing away stress.

Fast Fruit Nation Imagine going through a drive-through and ordering, “One orange, two bananas and a side of apple slices.” Fruit is nature’s fast food. It’s great for on-the-go and will nourish your body with a lot of vitamins.

Raw Raw for Chocolate Order some raw chocolate so you always have healthy chocolate on hand. This chocolate pacifies cravings and is also high in magnesium and antioxidants; it can relax the body while providing energy.

Snack Simple Eat organic almond butter or peanut butter as a quick snack. Drink herbal tea. Snack on herbs like parsley and cilantro as much as possible.

Serve Up a Smoothie Week On a Sunday, make seven smoothies for the week. Keep three in the fridge and four in the freezer. Drink one each day! Be as creative as you wish, combining fresh fruits and greens.

Stretch your body when you have a spare moment. Bend over, like you’re touching your toes, head and hands hanging to the ground. This brings fresh blood to your brain.

Make time for a hot relaxing bath once per week. Add in Epsom salts, clay, lavender, or sea salt.

 

Liana Werner-Gray is a sought-after speaker and advocate for natural healing using a healthy diet and lifestyle and the founder and owner of The Earth Diet.

Visit Liana’s blog for more delicious and inspiring ideas:www.theearthdiet.blogspot.com/   The Earth Diet is available here: www.theearthdiet.org

This article was originally published on the blog DeborahShouseWrites. To learn more about Deborah’s work, click here: DeborahShouseWrites.wordpress.com Reprinted with the permission of Deborah Shouse


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