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Relaxing homemade Parsley Tea

Easy directions on how to make parsley tea using fresh and dried parsley. Have a healthy cup of tea within minutes! Low cost and filled with health benefits!

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Parsley tea is a low cost healthy tea that is filled with nutrition and health benefits. It has a fresh, grassy taste to it, making it a great natural tea to start your day with or end the night with. Because we grow parsley in the garden, I always try to add this to my daily tea schedule during the Summer months.

Parsley tea is made within minutes and can be made with both fresh or dried parsley.

If you’re looking for a new homemade tea, give this a try!

Ingredients

How to make fresh parsley

  • Add 3 tablespons of fresh parsley into tea mesh strainer or infuser ball and place in cup. Pour boiling hot water on top. Let steep for 5-10 minutes and remove strainer. You can drink as is, or sweeten with honey or sugar if preferred.

How to Make with Dried Parsley

  • Add 1 teaspoon dried parsley into tea mesh strainer or infuser ball and place in cup. Pour boiling hot water on top. Let steep for 5 minutes and remove strainer. You can drink as is or sweeten with honey or sugar if preferred.

Nutrition Information:


Serving: 1g Calories: 1kcal

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Turmeric Lemon Ginger Tea

Start off your morning routine with this warm, nourishing Turmeric Lemon Ginger Tea! It’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C to start your day feeling great.

Let’s break down the nourishing, gut-friendly ingredients in this beautiful morning tea:

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TURMERIC. By now, you probably know what turmeric is (basically the new kale). It’s a spice made yellow by a compound called curcumin, which may have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

LEMON. When life hands you lemons, hoard them all to make tea. We know them and love them for their vitamin C content, but they also contain a wide variety of other vitamins and minerals!

GINGER. In the same family as turmeric, ginger is a root that has been used for years and years to treat digestive issues and nausea. This study found that it’s anti-inflammatory properties can reduce muscle pain after exercise!

ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. This is one of those must-be-in-my-pantry-at-all-times items. It’s very important to buy apple cider vinegar unpasteurized and “with the mother” The mother is what contains all the healthy bacteria filled with antioxidants—called polyphenols—that may improve digestion, boost your immune system, soothe a sore throat, and keep your skin looking 💯.

So grab your 5 ingredients, a pot, and make this nourishing turmeric lemon ginger tea to have tomorrow morning! Your I-want-to-go-back-to-bed-right-now self will thank you. 😊

Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

🌼 4 cups water

🌻 1/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

🍋Juice of 1 lemon

🌿 1-inch knob of ginger, thinly sliced

🌺 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, pinch of black pepper, you can add honey as well.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, add water. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat. Add Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, and turmeric and pinch of black pepper, honey.*
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight jar or container. Shake before serving. Reheating on the stove is best!

NOTES
*Here’s a tip to avoid turmeric clumps! Add turmeric to a small bowl, then add a couple tablespoons of the hot water. Stir until smooth. Then pour into the pot with the rest of the ingredients!

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This Homemade Ginger Tea is antioxidant-rich

This Home Made Ginger Tea is a delicious (and healthy) tea made with fresh ginger, lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It’s become part of my husband and my nightly ritual. The kids go to bed, tea simmers on the stove. It’s so comforting and I look forward to it every day.

GINGER IS DELICIOUS AND GOOD FOR YOU!

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Aside from the fact that this tea is hot, spicy and so full of flavour, it’s good for you too. We love the taste and the ritual of it, but we also drink this tea for it’s health benefits: Please note I am not a doctor, I wish I was, I lean more towards natural healing. These are just some health tidbits I found floating around the interwebs. The overall lesson here…this is just really good tea…and it’s probably good for you too. 🙂

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps with nausea, circulation, stomach cramps and bloating, and it also improves the absorption of nutrients.
Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C, it helps flush toxins out of your body, it has powerful natural antibiotic properties, it’s good for your liver and skin, it helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints…
Cinnamon has been thought to help with blood sugar control, it has natural antimicrobial properties, it is rich in manganese, iron, calcium and fibre, it’s a powerful antioxidant…on and on…and it’s delicious too!
Honey is antibacterial and anti-fungal, it’s probiotic, it’s good for you skin, and it helps with sore throats and coughs.
Cayenne Pepper is a good source of essential minerals and vitamins C and A, it’s beneficial to the circulatory system…plus it adds pizzazz to your tea. True story.

So I dedicate this tea to my Mom, who also loves tea recipes. 😉❤️

How pretty are those ingredients?! Ahhhhh, I really do love this tea.

COMFORTING AND DELICIOUS DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON.

This ginger tea is so good I just had to share it with you! We drink this tea because we love it, but we also swear that it helps us ward off bugs during cold and flu season. I have nothing to prove this, but we just feel like it helps with our immunity. And when we do get sick, this tea seems to help beat it! But really, we just love ginger tea…and now maybe you will too!

GINGER TEA RECIPE TIPS:

Ginger. Peeled, fresh ginger is best for this tea.
Dressing your tea. This part is very individual-taste dependent, so play with the ingredient amounts until you get a combination that you love.

Spices. A quick little word of warning…most of the cinnamon and cayenne pepper sinks to the bottom of the tea, so you might need to stir your tea. couple of times. But you should drink that part up, that’s where all the good stuff is!

My husband and I have an on-going joke about getting that last bit down!

When you’re done steeping the ginger, pour more water on it and let it sit overnight and reheat when you’re ready for another cup.

Ingredients

1 large fresh ginger root (peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (enough to have 8 to 10, 1-inch chunks for each root))
5 cups water
juice from 1 fresh lemon
honey
cinnamon
cayenne pepper (powder)

Instructions

In a saucepan, simmer the ginger chunks in 5 cups of water, for a minimum of 20 minutes, but the longer the better. We like to let ours simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Divide the tea between 2 large mugs, or 4 smaller mugs, making sure not to serve the chunks of ginger!

NOW IT’S TIME TO DRESS THE TEA. THIS PART IS VERY INDIVIDUAL-TASTE DEPENDENT! WE LIKE OUR TEA VERY STRONG, SO HERE’S WHAT WE ADD TO OUR TEA! FOR EACH MUG ADD:

Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
generous dash of cayenne pepper

I hope you try it and enjoy it! Have a great day! 🙂

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Headaches 101: Major causes and natural healing

Did you know a common side effect of most prescription medications is dehydration? Feeling dizzy or lightheaded? It’s probably those pharma medications that were made in a laboratory to cover up the symptoms of bad eating habits and lack of enough clean, filtered water. You may be surprised at the main causes of headaches, and you may be going about curing them all wrong.

Here are the top 7 causes of headaches

#1. Prescription medications- seriously look into the ingredients of what in the world is in them.

#2. Fluoride in tap water. opt for a water filter, here is a good one I am using with a decent price tag, Water Filter

#3. Artificial ingredients in foods

#4. Concentrated salts, including MSG, nitrates and nitrites

#5. Not drinking enough water: However, if you’re consuming several of the other headache causes on this list, you’ll need more.

#6. Deferred neck and back pain from bad posture and muscle abuse

#7. Aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, triptans, NSAID, plus most addictive pain relievers (opioid-based) etc…

Overuse of headache and pain relievers causes chronic, severe headaches

You’re probably asking “how” right now, as you wonder why the OTC medications you buy for headache relief literally cause headaches, right? One of the biggest medical problems ever perpetrated around the world is the “take one aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes” which is a lie. That’s a dangerous guessing game that some doctors play. There are NO good ‘candidates’ for aspirin therapy, and one major side effect is chronic, intolerable headaches from overuse (daily use).

Ever heard of rebound headaches? They come from overuse of pain medicine, which is running rampant in America and around the world, thanks to many MD’s bad advice and not looking into the many natural medicines alternatives instead opioids are being dished out for just about anything. As your pain reliever wears off, the headache returns even WORSE than it was before. Doctors know this because millions of patients complain about it. Got chronic migraines? It’s the medication you’re taking for chronic migraines that’s making it worse. It’s a sad truth that is not talked about enough even though this is a very important and crucial topic. Let that sink in for a minute.

Science and research have shown that nitrates and MSG increase the dilatation of your blood vessels, causing severe headaches and inflammation. Some prescription drugs for blood pressure literally contain nitrates, causing intolerable migraine headaches. The doctors all know this too, but can’t talk about it, and don’t want to, because they receive very large and illegal kickbacks, ‘spiffs’ and expensive gifts from the pharmaceutical distributors (shilling pharma reps).

Included are very controversial. Birth control pills, diet pills, menopause prescriptions and erection enhancement medications can all cause chronic and severe headaches, but again, when most docs prescribe most prescriptions, they won’t mention it. So why don’t we ask the side effects of taking these drugs? It is definitely worth taking some independent time and researching about all of this and seeking out natural alternatives, asking questions before taking anything that can be even more harmful in the long run.

Bad posture and muscle abuse


Most people have no clue that they have horrible posture throughout the day, including myself if I don’t catch it while sitting on a chair for hours on end, and even while walking, preparing food, and staring into our smart devices. Believe it or not, your head weighs around 10 to 12 pounds, and it’s supported by 20 muscles that get overworked and abused when you lean forward or over for extended periods of time.

Let’s take a look at ourselves right now. 🙂 Is our head tilted downward, even slightly? If so, your lower back is suffering. So are those 20 muscles that hold your head like that. Let’s try to remember to constantly stand up and take a few minutes to stretch our neck, back and muscles. Referred pain can trick you into thinking your headache has a different cause or source. Pay close attention to this. Natural Chiropractic care can be pivotal for curing chronic headaches and migraines. Start examining your posture at all times throughout the day. Taking computer breaks and stretching those muscles is a good idea for stiffness.

Natural cures for common headaches

Dehydration also fuels inflammation, especially when it comes to arthritis and joint pain increase. Wait, you didn’t know? Up to 80 percent of your joint cartilage consists of water, including the thick lubrication between the joints. Make sure you’re drinking clean, filtered water. Bottled water isn’t always the best idea, as it can contain BPA, PFA’s, fluoride and other chemical contaminants that drive headaches. A great, reliable gravity filter is a Berkey water filtration system for your home if possible or a good water filter that alkalizes your water. You can also test your ph in your water.

Thier can be different situations based on the person’s health, maybe it can be from needing glasses as well. But overall, for everyone a mayor change will Include your diet choices. As much as possible Go for whole organic foods vitamins, nutrition, minerals and anti-inflammatory herbs and spices which help to reduce headaches and inflammation such as turmeric. If suffering from chronic migraines visit a naturopathic physician and see if they can recommend more natural remedies over synthetic products.

I hope this article served as an informative “food for thought” and gave some insight on headaches and overall health. As with anything take the time to research as well. And take it one day at a time for your body to heal. ❤️

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How to Make Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins Recipe

Learn how to make healthy and delicious sourdough English muffins with this simple step-by-step recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fed sourdough starter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • coconut oil

Instructions


1. The night before you want sourdough English muffins stir in a glass bowl 2 cups flour, 1 cup of filtered water, stir & add 1/2 cup fed sourdough starter. Watch my sourdough bread blog for more information in this if needed.

2. Cover it with a towel and let it sit at room temperature for 12- 24 hours to allow the sour dough starter to bubble up. You can get away with a longer in the cooler months and the fermentation process can take less time in the summer if your house is hot.

3. After it has fermented, add to the mixture 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking soda and stir.

4. Preheat your cast iron skillet or stainless steel pan (well preheated). I find works good too, on low and add a little coconut oil.

5. Mix the ingredients together until they are fully incorporated. You will probably have to use your hands for this. The dough will be pretty thick. NOTE: If the dough feels runny, add a bit more flour. It should be workable, yet not stiff. If the English muffins turn out flat like pancakes, it is a good indication they needed more flour.

Notes: Add a bit more flour, to bubbled mixer to prevent it turning out like pancakes, if sticking on hands you can add a bit of flour to hands.

6. Divide the dough in 12 equal parts and drop each portion of dough into a hot cast iron skillet.

7. Reduce the heat to low for about 10 minutes so the dough has a chance to rise.

8. Let them cook until doubled in size. Turn the skillet up to medium/low and continue to cook until they are browned slightly on the bottom. Don’t try to flip them until they come up easily from the pan. The goal is to only flip them one time.

9. Cook them on the other side until browned. These English muffins have a tendency to cook on the outside before the inside is full done. So, be sure to not turn the skillet up too high. If they are browned on the outside, but still not done on the inside, throw them in a 250 to 300 degree oven for 10 minutes or so. Alternatively, you can put a lid on and allow them to cook on low.

10. After they are cooked all the way through, slice them open and enjoy!

Notes

As with any recipe, the type of flour you use, as well as humidity and quality of the starter will cause each situation to need slightly different amounts of flour. As you get familiar with this recipe you will know exactly how much flour is needed by feel. If your English muffins are turning out like pancakes, you definitely need more flour. They should not be flat. Also, cooking technique does have a lot to do with it as well. The dough needs to hit a hot cast iron skillet, so that it doesn’t stick, but it needs to be quickly reduced so they have a chance to rise and cook through!

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