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by Carolanne Wright
(NaturalNews) Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us – and with it, the usual overindulgence and weight gain. But we can take action to offset the damage. Armed with a simple daily detox drink and metabolism-boosting remedies, we can keep our waistlines in check and ensure all the festivities won’t dampen health.
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Honey lemon detox
Many have heard of the famous detox with lemon juice and honey that is making the rounds over the Internet. There’s a good reason the recipe is such a phenomenal success: it’s easy and it works. Even using a scaled-down version of the cleanse is beneficial for enhancing metabolism. Each morning upon waking, drink eight ounces of warm water with two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. With this daily ritual, the liver is given a supportive, cleansing boost. And when the liver is functioning properly, we can sustain a healthy weight more easily.
Cinnamon with honey
As simple as it may sound, drinking a mug of warm cinnamon tea with honey is one of the best ways to balance blood sugar, spur metabolism and shed excess weight. Since abdominal fat is sensitive to the compounds in cinnamon, it’s an ideal choice if you need to slim down in this region. To make the tea, dissolve half a teaspoon of organic, ground cinnamon in a cup of boiling water. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Next, stir in one teaspoon of honey and enjoy immediately. For optimal results, practice this habit first thing in the morning and away from food.
Who would have guessed that consuming honey before bedtime could melt away body fat while you sleep? According to British pharmacist Mike McInnes and his son Stuart, a nutritionist, the Hibernation Diet does just that. The duo believe that, when the liver is properly fueled with glycogen in the evening, recovery hormones can do their job during sleep – thereby speeding up metabolism and reducing fat-encouraging stress hormones. Woman’s Day magazine notes that, if you suffer from any of the following symptoms, your liver may not be properly primed with glycogen:
- Acid reflux
- Disrupted sleep
- Waking to urinate
- Dry throat in the morning
- Night cramps and/or sweats
- Early morning nausea and weakness
- Exhausted upon waking
The Hibernation Diet recommends ingesting a spoonful or two of pure honey before bedtime to rev up fat utilization, soothe stress response and support nighttime muscle and tissue regeneration.
Ginger tea in itself is a tremendous metabolism booster, but when combined with honey, it offers a potent elixir for efficient digestion. Drinking a glass of the tea with a teaspoon of honey twenty minutes before a meal will encourage stable blood sugar, optimum digestion and, in turn, favorable calorie utilization and fat burning. To make the tea, peel and grate a one inch chunk of fresh, organic ginger and simmer (covered) in two cups of water. Transfer to a mug and let cool until just warm. Dissolve one teaspoon of honey into the brew and drink promptly. Make sure to consume the grated ginger too for utmost benefit.
Although honey is an astoundingly versatile and beneficial food, it’s important to use discrimination when purchasing. Use only the highest quality honey – namely, one that is organic and raw with honeycomb, royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis included. Manuka honey is another excellent option, as it boasts remarkable healing properties.
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Pain-free detoxing – Improve your detox experience with natural methods to reduce uncomfortable or painful side effects
(NaturalNews) Some people talk about detoxing like it’s the easiest thing to do. The truth is, that detoxing is not fun and in some cases can produce unpleasant side-effects ranging from dizziness, to headaches, nausea, diarrhea, joint pain, breathing problems, insomnia and seizures.
All detoxing agents force toxins from their deepest recesses to the surface for removal; however, several simple ingredients will accomplish the job, minimizing side-effects. When you learn these few tricks, you’re going to want to smack yourself for being a wuss and ask yourself why you haven’t done a detox sooner.
Drink water every day that is either filtered or from natural springs. Drink the equivalent of half an ounce per pound of body weight. You may need more during detoxing.
The pH drink
It’s very important to maintain your pH and keep it slightly alkaline during and after a detox. The easiest, least expensive way to do this is with a pH drink — and, the drink is also one of the best, most gentle methods of pain-free detoxing.
Mix two ounces of fresh lime or lemon juice with half a teaspoon of baking soda in a tall glass. Allow it to foam until it’s completely flat. Add 12 ounces of water and drink immediately. It should taste like flat lime or lemon with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Drink one to three glasses a day. The pH drink will remove all noxious chemicals and heavy metals and make you feel good as a bonus. It relieves gout, arthritis, acid reflux, headaches, and a host of other physical and mental symptoms.
Juicing and pectin
All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of pectin, with apples and citrus fruits being highest. Pectin is a natural fiber that attracts and binds to heavy metals and toxins, lifting them from bodily tissues. Any form of fresh vegetable or fruit juicing will promote your detox. The more apples, carrots and citrus fruits you include in your juices, the heavier and faster the detox rate. Control your detox and any side-effects by using fewer of these fruits and more leafy, green veggies. One small juice drink daily consisting of about four ounces of juice is adequate for most cowards for healthy detoxing.
Special mercury detox
Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the planet; and exposure through foods, vaccines and dental amalgums causes it to become deeply embedded in every cell… never to leave, unless you actively detox. Detoxing from mercury is very unpleasant and often causes pain and discomfort physically and mentally. Before efficient mercury removal can be accomplished, you must have dental amalgums removed.
The above methods discussed will gently and slowly remove mercury; however, you may experience symptoms as the mercury is released into your blood. Most detoxing agents will remove mercury from your body, and all will create symptoms to some degree. The homeopathic remedy Hepar Sulf 4X eliminates the symptoms of mercury toxicity during the detox. Take one dose daily by dissolving one pellet of remedy in four ounces of water and sipping one teaspoon.
If symptoms increase, stop the remedy. Do not use homeopathic Mercurius during a mercury detox. It can aggravate symptoms.
The detoxing agent releases noxious substances into the blood stream; but they still need to be removed from the body. Water and pectin assist this process. Another easy method for removing toxins is by eating bread and butter. You heard right. Both bread and butter bind to toxins, especially heavy metals, and escort them from the body through elimination. Eat only organic bread and butter, and if you’re vegetarian, plain bread will work.