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Stomach Calming Immunity Ginger Tea

One of the most misunderstood side effects associated with a intestinal disease or stomach issue is the nausea that comes with it. Severe, debilitating nausea. Ginger and tea (always caffeine free) are two natural ways to provide much needed relief. Ginger is one of my main staple ingredients in this process of healing. 

The inspiration for this tea is the same as the message above. To relieve nausea and provide antioxidant support to help calm and heal your body. Plus, it has a sweet spicy flavor that's quite enjoyable on the pallet. 

 

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced

3 Lavender buds

6-8 Mint leaves

1 tsp Burdock root

1 Lemon slice

½ tsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

Bring 2 cups of purified water to boil

Add Ginger

Lower heat to a simmer and cover

Let simmer for 10-15 minutes

Combine lavender, mint and burdock root into unbleached tea packet (for the one I recommend click here)

Pour ginger (strained or not, your preference) into mug

Place in tea packet, squeeze lemon, add cinnamon and let steep for 3-5 minutes

Nutrition Gained:

The blend of ginger, lavender, burdock root and mints provide a calming stress relief while the antioxidants and nutrients detoxify, clean and heal the blood and body. 

What We Avoided:

With going organic we avoided ingesting synthetic fertilizers associated with the growing practices of inorganic foods. Also, using a unbleached tea bag creates one more simple change toward cleaning this entire thing up.

Cold and Flu Healing Honey Ginger Tea

Tis' the season. The cold and flu one that is. A common illness that is almost a given for many this time of year. Especially those with a battered immune system.

"Be careful, a bug is going around". A lot of this is due to a couple of main elements.

1. Poor Diet

2. Poor management.

With a poor diet, immune system inhibitors (substances in the food) are constantly attacking, exposing and weakening the immune system. Depleting good bacteria in our body. Which in turn makes it easier for even the simplest bacteria to invade and cause illness. When "managing" a cold or flu we often times incorporate heavy amounts of medicine to shorten the life of the bad bacteria in our body. This method may help alleviate short term symptoms, but it leaves us even more exposed in the long run. This focus is solely to kill the invading bacteria with no vision of the effects on the rest of the body. Ultimately leaving us even more exposed overall.

With My Simple Changes we're shifting the logic and strategy to this: What made us susceptible to the bacteria in the first place and how can I heal it naturally with the same results? One healthy contributor is a hot tea loaded with immune system boosting nutrients. Adding a honey ginger tea to the every day tea repertoire not only helps during times of weakness, but fights against the frequency of illness. 

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced

1 tbsp Local Raw Honey

1 Lemon, slice

½ tsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

Bring 2 cups of purified water to bowl

Add ginger

Lower heat to a simmer and cover

Let simmer for 10-15 minutes

Pour ginger (strained or not, your preference) into mug

Pour honey, squeeze lemon, add cinnamon to mug and let steep for 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Gained:

Ginger not only relieves nausea but it soothes the stomach and offers a natural stress relief. Honey, cinnamon and lemon offer powerful antioxidants and boost the metabolism to help the body heal or strengthen the immune system.

What We Avoided:

With drinking this tea its not only hydrating and soothing but avoids other common drinks that offer preservatives, added sweeteners and ingredients that often times irritate our gut causing an inflammatory response. 

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Stress Relieving Red Rooibos Tea with Lavender

This tea is fully loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients perfect for a lifestyle centered around healing inflammation and building the strongest immune system possible. There, I said it. Another tea in our rotation that not only adds a tasteful variety, but also powerful healing properties. So, let's have some tea and talk politics. Minus the politics.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Organic Rooibos, loose tea

1 cup Boiled Purified Water

1 Lemon wedge, quarter of a lemon

1 tsp Cinnamon

Unbleached Tea Bag

Instructions:

Bring water to bowl

Pour into drinking container of choice

Combine loose tea and tea bag

Let steep for 3-5 minutes

Add lemon juice and cinnamon

Nutrition Gained:

Rooibos tea has numerous antioxidants that aid in inflammation and a number of things. But it's the antioxidant, quercerin, that helps with common ailments associated with inflammation like asthma and heart disease. 

What We Avoided:

By guying natural and whole ingredients, we avoided processed teas in low quality ingredient bags that have been sitting on shelves for who knows how long? With going, as often as possible, with ingredients that are fresh and whole we can control the possibilities of the foods nutrients being depleted and the chances we get other unwanted ingredients added in.

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Anxiety Relieving, Inflammation Fighting Chamomile Tea

Teas for days. I think that's the common saying associated with tea. Well in this case it'd be tea's for the end of the days because Chamomile works perfectly with calming the body and relieving stress. A major part of this process of calming the body enough to heal and continue to heal until it can maintain proper health. Plus it's flavor is a nice mix up in our team of teas. 

 

Ingredients:

Chamomile

Slice of Lemon

1-2 cups Purified Water

Instructions:

Bring 1-2 cups of purified water to boil

Place fresh ingredients in unbleached tea bag

Squeeze in slice of lemon

Let the bag steep for 4-6 minutes

Enjoy!

Nutrition Gained:

Chamomile not only helps relieve stress but it also fights anxiety and depression. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and added with lemon works as a calm detox for the body just before bed. 

What We Avoided:

Keeping our teas simple with a few nutrition centered ingredients allows our stomach time to rest between digesting meals. We avoided drinks that are not easily digestible and contain dairy and sweeteners that add stress during this time of rest.