Just in case you missed it, I was honored to share my 5 Ways To Heal Your Body Fast & Cheap exclusively with the readers of the Thrifty Guardian for the last six months. I am grateful to Amber for the opportunity to shine some light on creative healing.
There are so many different methods to heal your body from the inside out. I love anything that is inexpensive and quick to implement into my healthy lifestyle. It truly doesn’t take much but an ounce of determination and self-will to push forward to the end goal.
Beginning to heal your life is not an overnight process but there are certainly a few techniques that are affordable for you to start feeling better now and, if you truly want to, lose weight effectively. I can certainly attest to these five different steps changing my life over time. Today, I share with you five of the ways that helped me take the leap of faith to change my life for the better. One day at a time, you, too, can heal your body.
Here are 5 Ways To Heal Your Body Fast & Cheap:
1. Lemon Water
From the very beginning of my weight loss journey, back in 2012, one of the first daily changes I made was implementing some morning lemon water. This was easy and cheap to do. How neat is that?
With some chump change, I buy a sack of lemons every week at the grocery store. I use my handy dandy citrus squeezer to fill up mason jars with lemon water. Every morning, I open the fridge and grab one.
Lemon water is the first thing I drink every single morning and I can attest it is better than coffee. I still drink coffee but not on a daily basis anymore. I have seen tons of improvement in my overall health since implementing this simple, easy and tasty change.
These are some of the benefits of adding lemon water to your daily routine:
· Assists weight loss
· Cleanses body
· Enhances mood
· Boosts immune system
· Freshens breath
· Balances pH levels
· Clears skin
· Energizes you
· Promotes healing
· Hydrates lymph system
· Aids digestion
Now, who doesn’t want all of those benefits for the cost of a sack of lemons? For added benefits, I add raw local honey and ground cinnamon for my Warm Detox Drink.
2. Chia Seeds
Oh golly! I love chia seeds. At first having heard of them, I was a tad weirded out. I also thought by the hipster-sounding name that it would only be available at high-end health food stores. I was so wrong. You can find chia seeds everywhere, even on Amazon right to your doorstep!
These are some of the benefits of adding chia seeds to your weekly meal plan:
· Ancient superfood
· High in calcium
· Omega-3 fatty acids
· Raises good cholesterol
· Rich in antioxidants
· Full of fiber
· Great source of protein
· Aids weight loss
Wouldn’t you want to start enjoying the ancient superfood that kept the Aztecs and Mayans alive and healthy for so long?
3. Essential Oils
I have been using essential oils for a very long time now, about six to seven years. They have changed absolutely everything about the way I see healing. When I get a cut, I don’t reach for the typical “first-aid kit”. I grab one of my essential oil roll-on blends and heal myself naturally.
I am living proof that using high-grade therapeutic essential oils is a great way to heal your body inexpensively and rather quickly, too. If you don’t feel you have easy access to good quality essential oils, they are also available for purchase on Amazon.
These are some of the benefits of adding essential oils to your first-aid kit:
· Balance hormones
· Fight cold/flu symptoms
· Relax body
· Headache relief
· Soothe sore muscles
· Cure chronic acne
· Heal skin conditions
· Assists weight loss
· Alleviate pain
· Improve digestion
· Reduce cellulite/wrinkles
Don’t you love the sound of that? And the list doesn’t even end there. This just merely scratches the surface of what essential oils are capable of.
4. Ginger Capsules
About two or three years ago, I began looking for a supplement to aid for cramps, pains and headaches. I truly did not like or feel comfortable having aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen around the house to “cure” ourselves anymore.
While shopping at the grocery store one day, I found ground ginger root capsules, bought the bottle and decided to do some research. What could it hurt to buy ground ginger root? Since that same day, my wife and I have eliminated the common household cures for aches or pains. I have been buying them for the low in bulk on Amazon ever since then.
These are some of the benefits of adding ginger caps to your medicine cabinet:
· Heals the gut*
· Digestive relief
· Cures motion sickness
· Relieves menstrual cramps
· Safe for pregnancy (!!)
· Reduces inflammation
· High in Vitamin C
· Treats diarrhea
· Decreases joint pain
* Ginger root is known to cure IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), colic, nausea or vomiting after intensive medical treatments or surgeries,
I certainly saved the best for last: Shakeology! This daily dose of dense nutrition has been one of the most recently incorporated piece to the puzzle of my healthy lifestyle. Reimplementing Shakeology in my meal plan has been the cornerstone of my success with the Beachbody On Demand workouts.
Shakeology is best used to replace one of your daily snacks or meals, for me a snack replacement is best. It comes in a ton of amazing flavors with Greenberry, Chocolate + Strawberry among the top three, they even have vegan flavors with Café Latte being one of them. Greenberry is truly my favorite!
The ingredients in Shakeology are all plant-derived agents that help the body to adapt or protect from antibodies including superfoods such as pomegranate, grape seed extract, green tea, maca root, goji berries, acai berries, yacon root, amaranth, camu-camu, sprouted quinoa, acerola cherry, bilberry, barley grass, blue-green algae, chia seeds (speaking of), chlorella, flax, hydrilla, spinach, spirulina, wheat grass, holy basil, pea fiber, papaya enzymes and more.
These are some of the benefits of adding Shakeology to your daily diet:
· Improve skin/hair
· Reduces oxidative damage
· Melts fat away
· Supports optimal brain function
· Boosts immunity
· Detoxifying properties
· Gut healing
· Slows aging process
· Signs of improved mood
· Hormone balancing
· Fights disease
· Mental clarity
· Helps build lean muscle
· Increased nutritional absorption
· Reduced cravings/fatigue
· Stimulate growth of healthy bacteria
How else other than a daily dose of Shakeology can you get all of those macronutrients into your body in one single serving? You can work out every day & not see the full results if you’re not eating healthy, filling your body with the right wholesome foods and drinking plenty of water.
Using my 5 Ways To Heal Your Body Fast & Cheap can help get your body on the right path without forgetting Shakeology, the internal whole foods based drink that has been conditioning my body to be strong and healthy.
You don’t lose weight or begin to heal by starving your body of food but by only giving it the right food! In a nutshell, implementing these changes can curve the hunger, cut your cravings, boost your metabolism and heal your body through this tough journey that is called life.