One of the items we are using in this Program is a root called turmeric.
Old people have wise secrets for a long living... I love to hear tips from my grandma and old teachers. People in India use a lot of turmeric, and experienced Ayurvedic doctors always recommend it, so I trust that it's a powerful plant.
Sanatura has an article about it. Click HERE to read.
Turmeric in powder can be added to your favorite meal or beverages to help release inflammation. It is also a powerful antioxidant, and studies say that it can prevent cancer.
I take it almost every day in the morning with my water and squeezed lime, and also in almost all dishes: over rice, salads and soups. I definitely recommend it as a partner during any detox process ;)
HERE is another detailed article about it.
Another tip I want to share today is a powerful tool to relax and detoxify: a bath soak.
A little bit of anxiety and headaches are normal when you detoxify your system, especially if you are used to have a mug of coffee every day, then you might experience the caffeine withdrawal headache. It usually happens during the first couple days, so if you are feeling anxious and having headaches, drink lots of water and herbal teas, and treat yourself with a relaxing bath!
Today is the second day, and participants might be experiencing those symptoms. This bath recipe below will relax, while detoxifying your body. Do it before go to bed in a calm environment with a nice music and a mug of chamomile tea around ;)
Fill your tub with hot water and mix 1/2 cup of each: Epson Salt, Apple cider vinegar and Baking soda. Add 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and enjoy it for about 20min.
- Epsom salts are good to draw out toxins while you are relaxing in a hot bath. It also help with the circulatory system.
- Apple cider vinegar can be taken either internally, or externally to treat many conditions. In a bath, it helps to release inflammation and to sweat toxins out.
- Baking soda, besides absorbing odors at the fridge or be used as a natural cleaning product, can be used as a detoxing tool in a bath. It helps release stress (one of the worst poisons to your system) while neutralizes the chlorine that’s been added to most city water sources, and alkalinizes your body promoting an ideal pH for healing, detoxification, and optimal cellular function.
- Lavender essential oil helps relax your nervous system, has antibacterial properties, and a great smell.
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Eliane Carotta has been teaching Yoga for over 12 years, and in this environment, has participated on several workshops and researches to learn about how to use herbs and food as a preventive medicine.