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This is a post (other than usual, yet) about important aspects of our conscious living. Health.

We usually do not fully appreciate health or well-being until we overdrive ourselves and begin to suffer from some minor or major issues. And then the challenge begins.

Health

Health is the first pillar of wealth creation in your life. It is simple to maintain once you are well, but it is a complex endeavour to pursue in the first place. Why? Because we are individuals with individual needs on all levels of our being.

Multiple factors often contribute to any problem arising in the body or in the mental sphere. More importantly, the most obvious factors are usually not the most influential. For instance, you may think that your flu is caused by bugs you picked up at work, but the truth is that it happened because of your compromised immune system. And the true reasons are overwork, stress, lack of proper nutrition and lack of sleep. If your immune system is enhanced daily, hardly any bugs will catch you.

Know yourself

It all comes down to knowing yourself and finding out what serves you. The choices you make every day influence your well-being.

What works for me, may not work for you. And vice versa. The most successful or logically appealing diets may not help you a bit, and even make you sick. The most advanced training equipment may not help you get fit. The most acclaimed carrier you chose to pursue may put you under constant stress and ultimately lead you to a disease.

And we are often in confusion, influenced by others, bombarded by media or subscribed to strong ideas. It takes time to recognize what is false and where is your potential. But the time is going to elapse anyway, so you can better spend it by taking responsibility for own life and making conscious decisions.

It takes time to get to know yourself, as we usually hold tightly to old or dysfunctional ideas, beliefs or models which stopped serving us a long time ago. Yet, we cling to the distorted image of who we are as we afraid to distort a mediocre yet comforting homeostasis of our being. Step out of your comfort zone and take a journey into unknown. It is worth it.

As a conscious being you need to become a detective searching and analyzing what serves you well and what depletes you. You need to test ideas, approaches or methods to find the ones that support your development and well-being. And, finally, you need to employ discipline to set up health-promoting habits.

Health is a maintenance process

All in all, health is a maintenance process.  It relies on four foundations of physical health, emotional health, mental health and spiritual health. They all are co-dependent and influence each other. In short, health is an act of balancing all our responsibilities and needs.

Health is supported by

  • eating nourishing meals, cooked or prepared from whole foods and high quality ingredients
  • physical exercise
  • loving others and being loved
  • sun exposure (walks, sportive activities, exercise in the fresh air)
  • maintaining personal space for development (journaling, relaxation, thinking, praying, meditation, etc)
  • rest, relaxation and letting go of emotions
  • sufficient sleep
  • good laughter
  • passion and hobbies
  • spending time with friends and the loved ones
  • and living a purpose (pursuing a goal bigger than you are).

Healing teas

There are times we don’t eat the right meals, don’t exercise, spend time indoors, work most days and have no rest, run on empty batteries or lack a good sleep. And, a strike of sudden physical, emotional, or mental challenge may be a drop too much. So, we become ill.

While healing is a process, there are remedies that can help us to function better. One of them are healing teas.

Cold, flu, catarrh, sore throat or indigestion are the usual suspects. While I am not free from them, I generally use home remedies made myself to help me go through such times. Not to mention that I also enjoy them ūüôā

Here I present three fantastic teas, easy to prepare at home, given that you have the ingredients. These are the teas that will boost your immune system and help you get back on feet.

I call them killer teas because they are meant for the brave ones only. Just kidding. The metaphor is to “kill the cold or bugs”. To understand why it is so, just prepare one yourself.

Drink the teas always freshly made, 30min before a meal or 1h after the meal. Ideally, before going to bed.

Killer tea no 1: jump-back-to-life tea

This tea prevents cold and flu. It is super hot and you may feel it will kill you at the spot. It works amazingly well and I strongly recommend it.

Great for: lack of energy, lack of focus, cold or flu. It works wonders.

Jump-back-to-life tea (1 person)

1 teaspoon cacao powder
1/2 vanilla pod
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup water

 

How-to:

Bring water to boiling in a heat-resistant glass cooking pot. Add cacao powder, vanilla pod and cayenne pepper. Add more pepper if you like it super hot. Mix well. Cover with a lid. Cook for 3min. Drink it warm.

This tea works wonders. Have I already told you that this tea is great? It is. (Even if you have to summon courage to drink it.)

Killer tea no 2: rebalance-me tea

This is a tea which is strongly warming up. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effects and immune boosting effects. It may make you sweat.

Great for: stomach pain, liver-stomach indigestion (overeating), gases and a cold.

Rebalance-me tea (1 person)

1 teaspoon thyme (wild thyme is somewhat milder)
2 teaspoon liquorice
1/2 cm ginger root or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 
1 1/2 cup water

 

How-to:

Bring water to boiling in a heat-resistant glass cooking pot. Cut ginger root into tiny pieces. Add thyme, liquorice and ginger root (or ginger powder). Cover with a lid. Cook slowly for 7-10 min. Drink it warm.

Don’t drink it while taking antibiotics, hormonal supplements and when you are suffering from hot flushes or generally have a tendency for being too hot.

Killer tea no. 3: boost-me-up tea

This is a tea which is strongly warming up. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effects and immune boosting effects. It may make you sweat.

Great for: being over-tired and over-worked, lack of energy, cold and flu.

Boost-me-up tea (1 person)

1cm of ginger root or 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
1/2 small lemon
3 teaspoons of raw (unpasteurized) honey
3-4 drops of propolis
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cloves powder (optional)
1 1/2 cup water

 

How-to:

Bring water to boiling in a heat-resistant glass cooking pot. Cut ginger root into tiny pieces. Add ginger root (or ginger powder), cayenne pepper and cloves powder. Cover with a lid. Cook slowly for 10-12 min. Leave it to rest until the liquid becomes warm, neither hot, nor luke warm. Then squeeze the juice from the lemon, add honey and propolis. Mix thoroughly. Drink it warm.
It is important to add honey and propolis to warm water (not hot) so that the natural healing ingredients are not affected by the high temperature.

Don’t drink it while taking antibiotics, hormonal supplements and when you are suffering from hot flushes.

Final words

The killer teas work wonders because their natural ingredients address your immune system on multiple and combined levels.

So, treat yourself with a killer tea. Your healing is worth it.

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I encourage you to stock yourself up with the basic potent herbs which can be used as an aid in healing or to support your health. These are: cinnamon, curcumin, cloves powder, liquorice, thyme, basil, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ginger and cumin.

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Photo courtesy Treasach available under the Creative Commons license on Flickr.

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