The natural pharmacy

The powerful Ginger Shot

Juice Detox: Day 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 and 5 (9.55am juice)

The Ginger Shot, that’s something you got to experience! It’s so spicy and fresh, it wakens all your senses the second you ingest it! Best taken in the morning on an empty stomach!

Ingredients

  • Golden Delicious or Gala Apple, 1/2
  • Fresh ginger, 2-3cm

Procedure

Pop the ginger in the juicer followed by the 1/2 apple. And it’s done! Down it and enjoy!

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The liver cleanse

 For some reason, I find myself at a yoga and meditation retreat in Spain. Here it’s all about well-being, mindfulness, healthy eating and juicing. I couldn’t have chosen any better, really.

Last night, we had a workshop with Javi, also known as “Doctor Coach”, a doctor in natural medicine. Javi studied with Chamans in Costa Rica for about 9 years, and he also studied Chinese medicine. In other words, he knows what is talking about.

Last night’s workshop was about cleansing the liver and the gallbladder of the toxins. If these two are clean and healthy, you’ll be too. Continue reading

Getting rid of the flu or a cold naturally

The wonderful man I used to live with got the flu, but he had decided he wouldn’t take any medication. Fair enough; I made him drink slow juices for about 3 days, and it worked like a charm!

I’m a firm believer that nature has everything we need to treat ourselves; actually, medication should be the alternative, not the other way round.  Food has super powers; fruit, vegetables and herbs have therapeutic effects – more than you will ever know!

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What can veggies do for you?

Avocado

Reduces cholesterol, lowers risk of kidney failure and heart disease, prevents cancer, promotes skin health, helps reduce inflammation, improves digestion and fights constipation, helps with weight loss.

Good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fibre, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C.

Artichoke

Improves liver function, lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, lowers blood pressure, promotes bones health, boost the immune system, rich in antioxidants.

Good source of vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B-6,B-12, A, E, D and vitamin K; and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, sodium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

Arugula / Rocket

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What can fruit do for you?

Apple

Reduces stress, improves bowel function, increases appetite, helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease.

A nutritional powerhouse, you know what they say : an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Good source of dietary fibre and vitamin c.

Banana

Moderates blood sugar levels, improves digestion, helps with weight loss, promotes heart and kidney health, contains powerful antioxidants.

Good source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, potassium and manganese. Very good source of Vitamin B6.

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