We are bombarded with toxins every day in our modern world. Toxins are found everywhere from the water we drink, the polluted air we breathe, the shampoos and other cosmetics that lather our body with chemicals, and all of the 3000+ chemical additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful compounds in the food that we eat.
All of these TOXINS begin to accumulate and have harmful effects on our bodies, (especially for people with MTHFR gene mutations). Toxins destroy our metabolism and hormones, impair our digestive system, and zap our energy levels.
Let me share with you one trick that you could do each morning right as you wake up to help your body eliminate some of these toxins, improve your digestion, stimulate your metabolism, and BOOST your energy!
Oh, and best of all, it takes less than 1 minute!
Here's what you do…
Immediately upon waking each day, squeeze about 1/2 to 1 full lemon (depending on size of the lemon) into an 8 oz glass of warm or room temperature spring water (you can get free spring water right behind Cold Springs Church in Concord, NC). Warm water is gentler on your body first thing in the morning compared to ice cold water. Also, I've found that slicing the lemon into quarters before squeezing by hand is easier than squeezing halves.
Drink this at least 10 minutes before eating any food for the day.
Make sure to use fresh organic lemons to make this drink, and not bottled lemon juice. You want to use organic lemons to avoid the pesticides that can accumulate.
According to a leading health publication, TheAlternativeDaily.com:
"The health promoting benefits of lemons are powerful. For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. We know that lemons are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so that the body can fight infection.
Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This may seem untrue as they are acidic on their own. However, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood. Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar and grains), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints.
This reduces the pain and inflammation which many people feel. And the American Cancer Society recommends warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements."
3 benefits that you can enjoy:
- 1. Improves your digestion:Lemon juice helps your body improve digestion and stimulates bile production. Lemon juice can even be an aid for heartburn and indigestion which a lot of patients suffer from.
- 2. Boosts your energy for the day:Even just the scent of lemon juice has been shown to improve your mood and energy levels, and reduce anxiety. Plus the detoxifying effect and alkalizing effect of fresh organic lemon juice can improve your energy through assisting the removal of toxins from your body.
- 3. Helps you to lose fat: Since lemon juice helps to improve your digestive system, aids in removal of toxins, and increases your energy levels, this all combines together to help you to lose body fat as well through improving your hormonal balance. Yet another reason to add warm lemon water to your daily morning routine!
If you or a loved one are suffering from any acute or chronic health conditions, and you are looking for a natural therapy to improve your health, give us a call at Stanly Wellness Center at 980-355-7600.