This is the time of year when we tend to go bonkers with (acid producing) rich foods, carbs, sugary foods, alcohol – and why not?
We need to cut loose sometimes, and this is the perfect season to do so.
We’ve been through a lot, this crazy year.
Bring on the joy and the joyful foods.
Sometimes when we overdo it, the body feels bad afterwards. Maybe we have more joint pain, or sluggishness, or feel worse than usual.
Here are a few ideas to handle excess food-drink toxins and acidity.
Keep ‘em in your back pocket.
- Boost your (alkaline producing) vegetable intake this month. Make sure more than half of your plate is filled with veggies.
- Drink a lot of extra water, more than a half of your body weight in ounces. (If I’m 140 lb. I drink more than 70 oz. Check out my favorite way to drink water with a pinch of Celtic salt.) Water cleanses and balances everything.
- Drink a tall glass of water 20 – 30 minutes before eating. This may reduce hunger. Sometimes we think we’re hungry, when really we are thirsty. (P.S. Digestive enzymes work better when we don’t drink much water during the meal.)
- Bentonite clay is a great absorber of toxins in the digestive tract. It tastes earthy but mild. I put a tablespoon of clay powder in 1-2 Cups of water and drink it after the big party food and drink. (Do not take it with any medications.) See Bentonite benefits.
- If you’ve overindulged, the following alkalinizing drinks will help. (Rinse your mouth after these, and don’t brush your teeth for at least 15 minutes afterwards.)
- Lemon juice, one to two tablespoons in a glass of water.
- Unsweetened bitter cranberry juice, 4 oz (Bitter!)
- Apple cider vinegar 1 – 2 teaspoons in a cup of warm water, (may add honey). (Apple cider vinegar can reduce aches and pains for a lot of people especially when taken in the early afternoon. But I don’t recommend using it indefinitely because it can upset the mineral balance of the body.)
Tell us, what are your favorite ways to reduce toxins and feel better in your body?
Here’s wishing you a beautiful feel-good season.
Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.
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