(November 2011 Issue #004 - www.Making-Healthy-Choices.com)
A fr*ee monthly newsletter to inspire you to be the healthiest, most vital and vibrant version of You!
A warm welcome to the Making-Healthy-Choices e-zine... Taking the time to focus on your health is the most important thing you can do - you are worth it!
In this month's e-Zine;
"It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. BE TEACHABLE. THAT IS THE WHOLE SECRET." - Vernon Howard
These are tips from generations past, things that parents and grandparents used to do regularly.
Nowadays, so many simple and effective practices have been lost to less effective, more expensive and often less healthy ones.
Baking soda is cheap and easily accessible - available in most stores. It is something we always keep on hand in our home, but not for baking.
The following 5 tips are so simple, you may remember them or they may be new to you. Whatever the case, I encourage you to try them out.
Tip #1: Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet 10 minutes (or longer) before vacuuming. Carpets can hold on to unhealthy odors and this simple tip will help to eliminate them.
Tip #2: Keep an open container of baking soda in your fridge and in your freezer. The baking soda will absorb odors and keep these important food storage places clean and fresh.
Tip #3: Add 1/2 cup baking soda to your bath water ... mmmm nice soft skin!
Tip #4: Add 1/2 cup baking soda to your laundry (either during wash or rinse cycle). This will boost the cleanliness of your clothes helping them to be cleaner and fresher.
Tip #5: Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your garbage pails to keep odors at bay.
So simple, so easy, so inexpensive!!!
Don't Like Drinking Water?
Water is important for so many of the functions in our body.
But so many people tell me that they just don't enjoy drinking water.
Make your water more tasty with this simple tip.
A tiny squeeze of fresh lemon or lime (or both) into your water will make that water so much easier to drink.
Lemon makes the water more hydratable to your body, meaning that your cells can make better use of the water.
Lemon in your water helps to structure your water in a way that your body can make better use of it... and it makes it taste better and smoother making it easier to drink.
Tip: Buy a bunch of lemons (organic) and juice them all. Pour this pure lemon juice into ice cube trays and freeze. Keep these lemon cubes in a bowl in your freezer so that you can quickly add a cube to your glass of water at any time. Such a great time saver to have these ready to go!
To read about more great ideas to jazz up your drinking water, click here (includes a healthy homemade sports drink recipe).
To Get the Flu Shot or Not???
Your health is your responsibility and I would never make another person's choice for them.
But please take your responsibility seriously.
Before deciding to get the flu shot for yourself or your children, educate yourself about it.
Be proactive in learning what the flu shot is and what it does and doesn't do. Educate yourself AND THEN make your choice.
There are many reasons to be wary of the flu shot and there are many ways to build your immunity naturally.
Click here to read an article written by Mike Adams that has information about flu shots that may or may not surprise you. Within that article are further links to other articles as well.
It is no longer a time where we can blindly listen to what we are being told. Ask questions and learn what is best for you and your family.
Your health is the greatest asset you have, take an active role in protecting and improving your health - this is your responsibility, not one to be handed blindly to anyone else.
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Next month: More quick and easy Holistic Health Tips and Information.
Until then, make healthy choices and be well!
Nadia Harper RHN
Holistic Nutritionist and Health Advisor
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