Kickstart your Metabolism with Black Pepper

Jun 14, 2023

Black pepper is a powerful herb that can help kickstart your metabolism. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which is what gives black pepper such a pungent taste and aroma. Piperine has been shown to have various health benefits, including its ability to stimulate the digestive system and increase metabolism.

One way that piperine helps kickstart your metabolism is by increasing thermogenesis, which is the process of when your body generates heat and burns calories. Studies have shown that piperine can increase thermogenesis by increasing the activity of certain enzymes and altering the expression of genes involved in metabolism.

Piperine also helps improve nutrient absorption in the gut, which can support healthy digestion and metabolism. By enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients, piperine helps your body more effectively use the calories you consume and reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies that can slow down your metabolism.

Black pepper can be used to...

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Cleanse Heavy Metals From the Body

Jun 07, 2023
 

Coriander is used on many different foods and added for it's flavour. Coriander is believed to bind to heavy metals and facilitate their removal from the body. It is also considered to be a digestive aid and to help lower blood sugar levels. It's an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which means that it protects your body against celluar damage and slows down aging. 

You can put Coriander on almost anything. Not only does it add a delicious flavour, but it has plenty of health benefits as well. 

Download my recipe for coriander mint chutney

 

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Clear Chest Congestion Immediately With This Remedy

May 31, 2023
 

A mustard seed pack is a perfect way to clear chest congestion. To make it, grind two tablespoons of mustard seeds and half a cup of flax seeds. Then, add in water until it turns into a paste. Put it on your chest and cover it with a towel and heating pad. 

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The Daily Elixir to Slow Down Aging

Mar 02, 2023
 

Golden milk, also known as turmeric milk, is made by mixing non-homogenized cows milk with turmeric and cardamom. You can also add any other herbs you'd like.  Turmeric is not very easily absorbed through digestion, however the bacteria in the cows milk line the gut making it easier to absorb.   Adding cardamom and warming the milk reduces the inflammation caused by dairy. 

Some of the benefits of turmeric and curcumin include:

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory effects, making it a useful ingredient for managing conditions such as arthritis and digestive issues.

  2. Antioxidant benefits: Curcumin has strong antioxidant properties, which can help to protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

  3. Cognitive function: Studies have shown that Curcumin may improve cognitive function, particularly in older adults.

  4. Heart health: Curcumin has been shown to have a positive impact on heart health, reducing the risk...

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Flawless Glowing Skin with this Simple Mask

Feb 25, 2023
 

Get glowing, flawless skin with this simple, easy, at-home face mask. 

To make it:

- 1/3 tablespoon of turmeric

- 2/3 tablespoon of chickpea flower

- juice from 1/4 lemon

- whole milk (to form a paste)

- a few drops of mustard oil in colder seasons

- mix and apply to dry and clean skin

- once the mask feels dry, rinse it off. Be careful not to keep it on for too long as it can stain your face, I would recommend 15 minutes or so.

Turmeric and chickpea flour are both known for their skin benefits, and are commonly used in homemade skincare remedies.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps brighten the skin and reduce dark spots and has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which can help combat acne and other skin issues. Turmeric is often used in facial masks and scrubs, and can be combined with other natural ingredients such as honey, yogurt, or coconut oil.

Chickpea flour, also known as gram flour, is a natural exfoliant and is often used in...

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Add this to Your Cooking to Ease Digestion

Feb 21, 2023
 

Asafoetida is a resinous gum derived from the roots of the Ferula plant. It has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Middle Eastern medicine as a digestive aid. Here are some ways in which asafoetida may help with digestion:

  1. Relieves flatulence: Asafoetida has anti flatulent properties, which means that it can help relieve gas and bloating. It contains compounds that help to break down complex carbohydrates and reduce the production of gas in the gut.

  2. Stimulates digestive enzymes: Asafoetida stimulates the production of digestive enzymes such as amylase, lipase, and protease. These enzymes help to break down food into smaller molecules that can be easily absorbed by the body.

  3. Anti-inflammatory properties: Asafoetida has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the gut. Inflammation can interfere with digestion and cause discomfort.

  4. Anti-spasmodic properties: Asafoetida has anti-spasmodic properties that can help to relax the smooth...

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Herbal Tea for Cold and Flu

Feb 18, 2023
 

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This Winter Warrior tea isn’t just for cold and flu symptoms, it can be taken to prevent cold and flu and help with that lingering cough. 

Ingredients:

- Schisandra Berries: this is a wonderful adaptogen, which is a herb for general well-being. They also help with building overall immunity. 

- Licorice Root: licorice root is often used for coughs and colds, so it is perfect for this herbal tea.

- Elderberries: elderberries are a wonderful cough and cold remedy. They can be used in Elderberry Syrup, which is another amazing herbal remedy for coughs. 

- Wild Cherry Bark

- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is wonderful for warding off colds.

To make the tea, throw all the ingredients into a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Then, reduce and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain it and add some honey. Make this 1-2 times a day. You can buy the products here.

 

 

 

 

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Hair Mask with Yogurt

Feb 16, 2023
 

Get all the ingredients for this hair mask:  https://bit.ly/yogurthairmask

Hair loss and greying can generally be an indicator of excess vata or pitta in the system. So you want to use things that are cooling and moisturizing. Here’s what I’m putting in my hair mask these days.

To make it (watch the video for portions) :

1. Put some aloe gel into yogurt

2. Add rose water

3. Add oil. I like to use olive oil but you can also use coconut oil and avocado oil

4. Add some shikaki, brahmi and neem

5. Mix it and put it in your hair!

I use this 2-3 times a week for at least 30 minutes (but usually ends up being a couple hours). No need for a hair conditioner anymore!  

 

 

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Hair Loss Remedy

Feb 09, 2023
 

Want healthier hair naturally? Here is my favourite essential oil remedy for thicker hair the prevents hair loss and hair fall. It contains essential oils that stimulate and moisturize the scalp.

Winter is a very dry season, your hair starts to become dry and brittle, so it falls out and becomes thin. This hair oil is the perfect thing to combat the dryness of winter. 

Start by choosing a carrier oil. I like to use jojoba oil, but you can use aragon oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil. Experiment and see which oil works best with your scalp.

Next, add some essential oils that stimulate the scalp. Some of my favourites are:

- Peppermint. Peppermint is a wonderful stimulant for the scalp, it helps treat dandruff, and reduces inflammation. 

- Grapefruit. Grapefruit is also a great stimulant, and smells really good as well. 

- Lavender. Lavender has many benefits, it treats dandruff and moisturizes the scalp. It has also been proven to increase the number of hair...

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Saffron

Feb 07, 2023
 

Saffron is a spice derived from the Crocus sativus flower and is widely used in cooking and traditional medicine. These are some health benefits of Saffron:

  1. Antioxidant properties: Saffron is a rich source of antioxidants, which help protect against cellular damage caused by harmful molecules.

  2. Improved mood: Saffron has been shown to have anti-depressant effects and can help improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  3. Improved memory: Saffron can improve memory and cognitive function, particularly in older adults.

  4. Improved cardiovascular health: Saffron can help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  5. Anti-inflammatory effects: Saffron has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation throughout the body and protect against various chronic diseases.

  6. Improved digestion: Saffron has been traditionally used to help improve digestive health and reduce symptoms of indigestion and...

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