|THIS was the winner of the night for me.|
When I returned home, my main goal for the next day was to begin to regain balance. First of all, I mixed up a detox drink that I discovered on Pinterest. I can't find the original pin, so I am going to relate the recipe here. (You can follow me on Pinterest to see all things eclectic peanut.)
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp raw honey
1 cinnamon stick
1 or 2 slices of fresh ginger root
I like to put the ginger and cinnamon into an infuser glass, add the ACV and honey and just enough hot water to dissolve the honey to the bottom of the container. Fill the rest of the glass with water, adding ice if desired. I like to use this one for a large wide mouth mason or ball canning jar. I will sip on it until it's gone and refill the glass, using the same cinnamon and ginger. This drink helps your body get rid of inflammation and "bloat" caused by too many unhealthy carbs and the wrong fats.
The next thing I do to help myself physically and spiritually is to get back on my activity schedule. I went for my 1.5 mile walk and spent quality time in my yard interacting with nature. I also cleaned my entire house. I think this was an activity that helped my state-of-mind most. When I eat too many sugars, bad carbs, and wrong fats, I get brain-fog and major sinus pressure build up in my head. I am still learning how to counteract this when I make bad decisions, but one of the things I do is to cut back severely on breads. I make our bread products, so they are healthier than store-bought, but cutting them out and reintroducing a smaller amount is how I rebalance my diet. I generally only use honey and don't keep a store of sweets, and we use healthy oils and fats, so this rebalances itself over time. I also use some essential oils from DoTerra to alleviate the pain and pressure. I put one drop of peppermint, 2 drops of lavender, and a drop of lemon into my palm and massage onto the base of my skull, behind my ears, and on my temples. The lavender is a natural antihistamine so it will fight any allergy reactions, peppermint has the same burning-cooling you get from something like BenGay or Icy-Hot (only it comes from nature!), and the lemon adds scent that I find appealing. The effect on headaches and sinus pressure is immediate. The effect on my mood is immediate as well.
|Bright orange-golden poppies bringing life to the desert.|
Light and Love,