Lemon Aids for Life

When life gives you lemons, juice, peel, and eat them for optimal health! These little yellow fruits truly do hold the secret solutions to so many of our health complaints. Lemons are also an effective weapon in the battle for better energy.

Many women and mothers simply don’t know how to put themselves first. Now, bear with me here. Think about the times you’ve been on a plane. Before take off, the airplane safety speech advises you to put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help someone else with their mask. So, what does airplane safety have to do with lemons? Lemons are one of our greatest, easiest and most affordable ways to take care of ourselves first. This will make you a better person for those around you.

When we add organic lemons into our diet,  we get a better working digestive system, a healthier immune system and better-looking skin. We enable the body to remove bad cholesterol, and we create a supportive environment for good bacteria; all of this means the body works more efficiently and effectively.

Here are some extra tips for letting lemons help you out with your health and around the house. Lemons clean all “the insides” – whether it’s the inside of your body, inside your home or inside your car.

Start with your insides: Lemons are an amazing way to keep bad bacteria at bay. When you make my LemonAID – 8 ounces filtered water (heated), juice from half an organic lemon and 2-4 drops of natural sweetener – and consume it upon waking or before bed, you get the bacteria-fighting benefits of lemon juice that improve digestion and support your immune system.

When you make the same concoction but keep the water room temperature and omit the sweetener, you get the easiest cleaner for your countertops and car steering wheel. The refreshing clean smell also has additional anti-stress benefits.

Click here for instructions on how to make an easy lemon facial cleanser.

Click here for instructions on how to make stress-reducing lemon essential oil right at home.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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