Lemon trees laden with their winter crop, boughs drooping under the weight of many hued lemons: dark green, lighter green becoming suffused with yellow, vibrant yellow bursting with life, then as they go unpicked and overripe a flush of orange seeps into the knobbly fruit. Until I came to South Africa lemons came from a shop: smooth, uniform yellow skins all year round. Now I have learned to appreciate their seasonal bounty, struggling to use up all the fruit in winter, hoarding away the squeezed juice of the excess lemons in the freezer for summer, when the lemons must come from the shop again and are more expensive and less juicy.
This means that not every woman can expect to be tall and thin like a Hollywood actress or supermodel such as Tyra Banks. Not every man can expect to be defined and muscular like The Rock. The goal really, in my opionion, is to be at a comfortable weight for one’s body shape and to feel good about it.
Bananas can help relieve the pain and inflammation of the affected area of the body. A diet of eight to nine bananas daily is also good to remedy your gout because it doesn’t only include potassium but other minerals as well, which aid in the suspension of the uric acid crystals. Beans, potatoes, green leafy vegetables, and vegetable juices are also good source of potassium.
Toxins enter our bodies every day through pollution, and the foods we eat. Normally the liver will flush these out, but if overworked, these poisons will build up in the liver and colon. They still have to find a way out of the body – so they come out through the skin. If you’re using the wrong acne cleanser, chemicals could be forcing them BACK IN.
It goes great with cinnamon. I could write a whole other list about the benefits of honey mixed with cinnamon. This mixture is good for things like arthritis, hair loss, toothaches, upset stomachs and more.
Get off all artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners cause cravings for sugar, mess up your metabolism and brain function, and may have negative effects on your overall health. Cut them out of your diet immediately and switch to Stevia, or raw honey for sweetening. NO Diet Sodas.
It builds up the immune system. Honey is full of antioxidants and has many anti-bacterial properties. In the book, The Honey Revolution by Dr. Ron Fessenden, there is some information about honey’s ability to help prevent cancer and tumors.
It’s very exciting to talk about these principles of health, for you will realize which one of them is lacking in your life. And then it’ll be up to you to go work on these things. If you’re not eating enough whole foods, or drinking enough water, if you’re not getting out and enjoying enough fresh air in your life, open your house up and let the air just breeze right through your house. Get out in the sunshine and enjoy that. Go for a walk, enjoy your rest time, allow your brain to regenerate and recuperate. Put enough effort into relationships and passion and you’ll feel the fulfillment of life right through your whole being.