LIFE HACK – Drinking Warm Lemon Water

Lemon Water by Connie, AP/AR Rocker

Drinking a glass of warm lemon water is not just a refreshing way to start your day, but it has a multitude of health benefits! Lemon water may:

  1. Help improve digestion
  2. Boost immunity
  3. Balance PH Levels
  4. Support weight loss
  5. Fight stress and anxiety
  6. Reduce signs of aging
  7. Help get rid of morning breath

BROMELAIN

Ananas comosus

An enzyme found in the stem, fruit, and juice of pineapple, Bromelain as been extensively studied by scientists and found effective for a number of different uses, especially its potential to help support the body’s natural, healthy state, free from excess inflammation. This enzyme can actually help the body digest protein, and is often used topically and internally; especially for easy breathing in the nasal passages. Some people use it to support digestion as well.

Seed Gathering

I have great memories of my father, his pockets full of seeds from a hike. With a little work and research you can bring seeds home and grow them yourself . If you have a smartphone take a photo of the plant and note it’s environment. Then Google how dry it will need to be, if it needs to dry on the plant or if it can be harvested to dry in the house, if you should freeze it for later, and when and how to plant. It can be as simple as waiting to see the pods on plants mature and open , grabbing the stem below the pod, and shaking it where you want it to grow, or it could be a very controlled process. The results can be surprising, and you could end up with your own special hybrid. I said that point you give it your own unofficial name and continue on by sharing with others.

Seed Gathering

Grow Your Own Plants

I have great memories of my father, his pockets full of seeds from a hike. With a little work and research you can bring seeds home and grow them yourself. If you have a smartphone take a photo of the plant and note its environment. Then research on the internet how dry it will need to be if it needs to dry on the plant or if it can be harvested to dry in the house, if you should freeze it for later, and when and how to plant. It can be as simple as waiting to see the pods on plants mature and open, grabbing the stem below the pod and shaking it where you want it to grow; or it could be a very carefully controlled process. The results can be surprising, and you could end up with your own special hybrid. I say at that point you give it your own un-official name and continue on by sharing with others.

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Sourdough Starter

Sourdough is more alkaline than other bread, because of the fermentation process that kills off the anti-nutrient phytic acid. That means your body is able to absorb more of the minerals and vitamins naturally found in the bread. The fermentation process also releases antioxidants, increases folate levels, and the higher prebiotic levels make it easier to digest. It also breaks of gluten more than traditional yeast risers, making it easier on the stomach, and it has a lower glycemic index than regular bread, which means it is less likely to spike your blood sugar. With all that in mind, here is a great recipe for making your own sourdough bread, from our friends at the amazing Cultures For Health.