Holiday Detox Greens Juice

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Happy Holidays! If you’re like most people, myself included, maybe you’ve over indulged a bit this holiday season? A little too much sugar, carbs, alcohol? Just one more treat, come on, it’s the Holidays after all! I’ll eat better next week…right?

Although they momentarily taste great, those holiday treats can really make you feel sluggish, low-energy, and even cranky with the sugar high followed by crash-and-burn low. Sound familiar?

One way I like to combat that low-energy feeling is with my fav Holiday Detox Greens Juice. Not only is it a festive and pretty color, it helps you detox the sugar, and tastes super-delish too. This is a great pick-me-up juice to drink every day too, even after holiday season has passed. It will give you a natural boost of energy, without all the added sugar of those holidays treats. And you can actually feel your cells drinking up the nutrition!

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Roasted Root Veggies Are Grounding

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Roasted Root Veggies are Grounding. Photo by Jase Ess, Unsplash.com

Are you feeling ungrounded, scattered, or chaotic? Maybe your life feels a little out of control or out of balance right now? There might be a good reason for this…

Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom teaches that our bodies feel the changing seasons. And autumn is a Vata time of the year. Vata is comprised of air and space with characteristics of cool, dry, crackly, and windy. An over abundance of vata energy in our body can lead to monkey-mind, feeling anxious or restless, or being unable to stay focused on tasks. Does this sound like you?

Not to worry, there are several things you can do to feel more grounded. Meditating can help ground us. There are meditation mantras and yoga poses to help open the root chakra (our grounding chakra) and help us feel more grounded. The color read is also associated with the root chakra. So wearing red clothing or eating red foods can also be grounding. Eating seasonally help us to feel more grounded as well. And when we feel grounded our bodies embrace the change of the seasons more gracefully.

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Part 2: Winter Wellness Immune Boosting Tips

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Immune Boosting Blueberries Increase Winter Wellness. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

In Part 1 of 7 Ways to Increase Your Winter Wellness we covered the first four immune boosting tips:

  1. De-stress
  2. Stay hydrated
  3. Get enough quality sleep
  4. Germ busters

Have you been able to implement one or two of those ideas? I’d love to know what’s working for you.

In Part 2 let’s explore some other immune boosting tips to increase your winter wellness. We’ll look at the health benefits of creating a clean gut and boosting your gut microbiome; which immune boosting foods to eat (and which immune suppressing foods to ditch); plus immune boosting herbs, spices, and herbal remedies to give your body an extra wellness boost this winter, and all year-round too.

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