Start Your Week (and Every Morning) Right
We all know about the incredible benefits of the Young Living Essential Oils Slique Essence for those who are trying to balance their blood sugar, lose weight, and stay fit, but there are other healthful benefits that I would like to share with you today.
Ayurvedic practitioners teach patients that their daily routine is important, and that nothing is more important than the rituals with which you begin your day. These simple choices can create the causes for better health, a stable state of mind, and allow for the flow of vital energy into your life.
One simple way to help your body’s physiology as well as supporting and balancing the energy centres and the three bodily humours that make up one’s constitution, called “doshas”, according to Ayurveda, is to begin your day with this simple practice.
Take a six-ounce mug of warm spring water and add 3 drops of Slique Essence, and two teaspoons of lemon juice. Drink it slowly, as soon after waking up as possible. Allow yourself to just relax and pay attention to your rhythmic breathing. Take this five to ten minutes at the beginning of the day to allow your mind to start from a place of calm and peace.
In addition to the energetic benefits of this practice, the ocotea and citrus oils as well as the lemon juice will do the following:
Extracted from an Ecuadorian tree, ocotea has the highest level of alpha humulene of any Young Living essential oil, which is a compound that helps aid the body’s natural response to irritation and injury.* Ocotea also has natural cleansing and purifying properties. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss
Slique Essence combines the powerful essential oils of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and ocotea plus stevia extract into a unique blend that naturally supports healthy weight-management goals when combined with diet and physical activity. These ingredients work together to activate olfactory receptors and may help suppress appetite and hunger between or during meals.
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system and prevents adrenal fatigue
When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals are the two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys which, along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really want to maintain a balanced and proper state of dehydration.
Source: Abundant Life Network