WINTER BLUES BE GONE!

There are many reasons one might feel sad and gloomy these days.  Before you reach for the anti-depressant drugs, you could try these five dietary ideas plus one phenomenally effective energetic technique to help pull you out of the blues in a subtle but steady way. Dietary Factors: They help catalyze every reaction in the body so when your minerals are in balance, the nervous system is calm and everything works better.  The operative word here is “balanced” so try to avoid isolated, fractionated mineral supplements and start first with loads of green vegetables and fruits, and organic free range meats to provide you with nature’s balance. An example of a calming balanced whole food mineral supplement is one made from cold dried kelp and alfalfa. Fats – Omegas. Cultures that consume plenty of fish have the lowest incidence of depression. If you don’t care for ocean fresh fatty fish (do you like sardines?) find a good source of cod liver or flax oil and have some every day.  Good fats transport minerals to your brain. Nuts and Seeds are a good source of fats and minerals which help to stimulate serotonin (the feel-good neurotransmitter), Try brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds and sprouted plant seeds like alfalfa and mung. Green tea has an amino acid (L-theanine) that is readily absorbable and supports calming alpha waves in the brain. Add a little Turmeric spice which research shows is an effective anti depressant.  (Always add pepper to this spice as it is essential for assimilation) Balanced B Vitamins found in whole foods, especially animal protein. Buckwheat is a good grain source of...

Cathy’s Comfort Drink – a Secret Recipe, shhhh…

Are you or your loved ones feeling sluggish and unmotivated in the winter months, especially after the holiday excesses?  Could your body be trying to recover from too much sugar, flour, dairy, and alcohol and other toxins? Did you put on a few more pounds this year?  Have you been getting every cold that comes around?  Do you have achy joints, dry skin, bloating and gas? Instead of reaching for the coffee, tea or hot chocolate this winter, try this simple, inexpensive and convenient Comfort Drink that is loaded with benefits for your health. Cathy’s Comfort Drink not only tastes delicious, but helps your body get rid of many toxins that clog your organs, arteries and joints, helps your digestion, boosts your immune system, and even reduces your appetite. Here’s the Secret Recipe and why each ingredient is special: _________________________________________________________________ To a Large Mug of Warm Filtered Water add: 1   TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar full of enzymes, good bacteria, helps devour starch, lowers blood pressure 1     TBSP of Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice helps balance blood sugar, alkalizes, contains Vitamin C 1 rounded tsp of Local Raw Honey loaded with B vitamins, boosts your brain, increases energy, is antimicrobial, a great healing agent, and oh so yummy! ¼ – ½  tsp of cinnamon number one blood sugar balancing herb, very high in anti oxidants and tastes delicious!! ¼ – ½  tsp of Ginger Ginger is an anti-microbial, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, supports digestion, helps with cramps and pain, muscle aches, weight loss…..don’t forget the Ginger. ¼ to ½  tsp of Cayenne Pepper Increases metabolism, circulation, helps with blood sugar ¼ to...