Juicing the healthy way

Home Healthy Remedies with Fresh Vegetables and Fruit

These remedies can be used at home, they are tasty and also very good for you and your health compared to all the other medical drugs we need to take in just to dull something as simple as a headache or some heartburn.

Don’t fear the herbal solution is here. this can help you even on the worst of days. All it takes is a few healthy and natural ingredients to help you cure whatever the problem at the moment is.

For centuries the practise of juicing has been used to aid in health problems. Before we begin explaining them, we need to keep a few worthy tips in mind.

·   Get a good night’s sleep

·   Stay hydrated

·   Exercise to help sharpen thinking

·   Meditate to clear thinking and Relax

Blow Is a few helpful juices for those days that lack a certain Vitamin or antioxidant.

AGING

Who doesn’t wish they can look young forever? If you are putting pure unprocessed food in your body, it requires less energy to digest it, and it gives you maximum nutrition. As we have seen with studies, the most important thing contributing to us looking older is oxidation. Cells are being damaged by free radicals. The one thing that help fight that off is antioxidants and is also protects us from these free radicals. Antioxidants are found in all fruit and vegetables. They are higher in berries and bright colored produce.

Here is a recipe for some perfect antioxidants to fight off the aging.

·         1 cup of blackberries

·         2 spears of pineapple

·         ½ Cup of blueberries

  •         3 Sprigs of parsley 

JUICE FOR COMMON COLD:

Support your body and strengthen your immune system with good nutrition. Never the less if you already have the common cold the we have 3 words for you. Garlic…Garlic! GARLICCC!!! With all the antibacterial properties in fresh garlic, no cold will be able to survive in your body.

Some good fruits to juice:

(Lemon, citrus, carrots, pineapple)- For Coughs

Herbs to add to the tea or juice:

(Asparagus, cayenne pepper, elderberries, **garlic**, ginger, liquorice and peppermint.)

Last but not least…The perfect recipe

Recipe #1

·         2 Oranges

·         1 Grapefruit

·         1 Lime

·         ½ Cup of cranberries

Recipe #2 (Vegetable based with garlic)

·         3 Carrots

·         6 Spinach leaves

·         1 Garlic clove

·         Half of a lemon

·         Pinch of cayenne

Recipe #3 (Green based with pineapple)

·         ½ Pineapple (good for coughing)

·         ½ Head romaine lettuce (to alkalize)

JUICE FOR HEARTBURN:

Aloe is fantastic for heartburn. Try adding some aloe Vera juice to your juice as well to get rid of that nasty burning sensation in the chest.

Fruits and veggies to juice:

(Bananas, papaya, beets, *cabbage*, carrots, celery, cucumbers, parsnips)

Herbs:

Calendula, cardamom, German chamomile, *dandelion root, pill, fennel, ginger, liquorice, **marshmallow root, parsley, **slippery elm powder, aloe

*- Antacid herbs

**- Soothing herbs

Recipe:

·         1 Banana

·         ½ Cup papaya

·         ½ Cup cabbage

·         Dandelion root

INSOMNIA JUICE:

Insomnia is a word many people are familiar with. Many people suffer with this inability to sleep. It can be caused by various factors like: low blood sugar, heat or cold, anxiety, depression, or caffeine.

Food that is high in calcium, magnesium and B vitamins supply nutrients to the nerves, allowing for restful sleep. Most people who have sleep problems often seem to be deficient in these nutrients.

Fruits and Veg for insomnia:

(Apples, bananas, lettuce, leafy greens.)

Herbs:

Chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, passion flower, skullcap, St. Johns wart, valerian, wild lettuce.

 

Good recipes to try…

·         4 Spinach leaves

·         2 Kale leaves

·         1 Beet

·         2 Stalks of celery

·         1 Apple

OR

·         3 Apples

·         3 Stalks of celery

Apples and celery make a great calming night drink. Added to that we have found that lavender, chamomile, or valerian herbs work well.

HEADACHE JUICE: (AhHHHHHH finally!)

Making a juice helps give some people relief, in almost evert instance rest is needed though. Headaches can be very uncomfortable and painful. It can also be caused by numerous things like muscular & nervous tension, eye strain, sinuses and postures.

Fruits and Veg that are good:

(Apples, bananas, broccoli, leafy greens and water cress.)

Herbs:

Cayenne pepper, evening primrose oil, German chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, *rosemary, *skullcap(Nerve related headache), thyme, valerian (nerve or stress related headache), vervain.

Note: Meadowsweet and willow herbal mixes are natural aspirins that you may wants to have on hand for temporarily receiving pain from headaches.

A nice recipe

·         3 Sprigs of parsley

·         1 Handful of spinach leaves

·         1 Handful of watercress

·         1 Apple

ACNE

Acne is caused by an interaction between hormones, over active sebaceous glands and bacteria, which results in inflammation of the pores. Most people develop acne as it is the most common skin Disease, but it primarily affects teenagers undergoing hormonal changes. So this will usually happen during the Puberty years but most likely it carries on into adulthood for some people. The causes for this is simple and there are quite a few reasons we will discuss below.

Acne can be affected by the menstrual cycle, anxiety and stress, oil based makeup, bad hygiene and pimple squeezing. Pimples tend to appear on the face, back, chest, shoulders and neck. Our Professional opinion is that a lot of people do not know how to look after their skin. They don’t invest in professional Skin care products and keep using the wrong Cleansing methods, which at the end of the day makes the disease or skin condition worse.  Here we can establish the main reasons for this disease:

·         People with oily skin are more prone to getting acne

·         Using the wrong makeup products and also too much makeup (as we have found in a lot of young girls)

·         The acne does not only affect the face, but can also be found on the back and the neck.

·         Most people suffer for years with this condition. The acne can stay Mild (few, occasional pimples) or severe (Nodules and cysts) up into their mid-thirties if not treated properly.

·         Picking and prodding the acne lesions, will result in scars and also more infected areas

·         Rubbing over the face will infect other open pores.

·         Acne is not dangerous but it can leave scars.

·         Primary cause is Hormones

·         If there are more than 10 inflamed elements on the skin, then it is classified as acne.

·         It Is always affected by stress, sweat and poor hygiene.

·         It is psychologically effected and sometimes people have to go for counselling and they will mostly pull away from social events and gatherings.

Our main Concern is to help people with our treatments. The goal here is to heal this specific problem. By doing so we encourage them to have the right professional products to use at home so that we can get rid of this disease once and for all. We always say, the main rule is if you don’t notice then no one else will notice either.

 We have found methods in our salon that works and give optimal results.

 

Acne facial

Our deep cleansing acne facial consists of three steps. We use a skin scrubber to clean off the excess sebum on the skin, it removes the top layer of the skin which helps us to treat the problem areas as the pores will now be open. The second step will be our High frequency (Tesla). This will help treat and prevent stubborn acne and also shrink the enlarged pores. High frequency stimulates cell renewal and assists with improved skin care product penetration and absorption by gently warming the tissues of the skin. It Enhances blood circulation, increases collagen and elastin production and also eliminates toxins and acne-causing bacteria. The third step would be an ultrasound wave that penetrates deep into the skin layer where the problem begins, this will then help to kill the bacteria and help the medication we apply by means of the wave penetrating into it. 

The bad old fight between Junk food V.S Healthy food

When is enough really enough

If you want to be serious about Weight loss , you need to be completely honest with yourself about what you are eating . A healthy lifestyle does not just happen over night.

You need to convince yourself that you are ready to make the change. This is where it gets hard , nobody can convince you to do it , but you yourself.

When you are ready to live a happy , healthy and prosperous life then there are a few things we need to look at in order to understand how the fight between eating healthy and eating junk food can effect our lives .

 

What is Junk food ? Basically it is any kind of food that has poor nutritional value. This is considered unhealthy & it can be called junk food . This food contains high levels of calories from the sugar or fat that is in this kind of food .  

Not everybody who is thin is healthy, and not everyone who is overweight is unhealthy, but eating right can improve health for even thin people who are junk food junkies. You can think of junk food as anything that’s high in calories and low in micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. This includes potato chips, greasy foods like french fries, and soda.

So lets look at some "pro's" and "con's" of eating healthy or not so healthy.

Con's:

  • Always a lack of vitamins and minerals 
  • Increased risk of obesity and also cardiovascular disease 
  • Diabetes 
  • weight gain
  • Depression 
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Can trigger digestive problems : irritable bowel syndrome for instance
  • Fatigue and weakness: because the lack of proteins and vitamins that are required

Can cause kidney disease ( kidneys filter all the toxins from the blood . Eating junk food has a direct effect on the kidneys    

Pro's:

  •   The body gets the right amount of fruit, vegetables and dairy products that it needs . So it feels satisfied . ( Appetite is gone after this because of sufiecient nutrient intake .)
  • Reduces the risk of strokes 
  • Reduces the risk of Cancer AND type 2 diabetes.
  • The brain can function clearer during the day.
  • Enhances your mood 
  • Eating healthy can reduce stress too 
  • It can regulate your weight
  • Lower blood pressure .   

 

 

Now we can look at some useful tips to help us eat healthy.

If switching to a healthy diet was easy, everyone would do it. But small changes over time results in big payouts . Set small attainable goals each day that will turn into long term results. So the question is ... When is enough really enough? The answer is TODAY. Start today , start feeling better about yourself and your lifestyle.

TIPS:

  1. Do not skip meals: Eat the same time everyday if it is possible for you to do so.
  2. Stay hydrated . +/- 2 to 3 liters of water a day is definitely a must.
  3. Forgive yourself if you slip up. If you beat yourself up after a slip up , your goal will start to slip and you will loose interest .
  4. Be more active . Even walking 30 minutes a day can do wonders.