Healing After The Weekend

The best weekends are typically fun filled and action packed; However, they can also leave us feeling like a complete mess by Sunday evening.

For instance, I just got back from a fantastic weekend visiting family. While I really enjoyed myself, I wound up feeling bloated and lethargic on the journey home. Does this ever happen to you? Everyone’s body chemistry is slightly different, so this may show up for you as a headache, fatigue, skin breakouts, or some other sign that you’re off balance.

When this happens, it creates inflammation and stress in the body and it does not feel or look good. Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli; including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens and begin the healing process. In other words, when you’re not looking or feeling your best after a bit of over indulgence, it is due to the body working in overdrive to heal itself.

For years, I made the mistake of running to the local pharmacy to find relief by popping Zantac or Tums. The funny thing is, after taking antacids I never really felt better. I realized that I wasn’t listening to my body (one of the most important things we should all do more often). I didn’t need medicine, I needed to find a natural way to both prevent and treat internal forms of inflammation.

Although there are many ways to approach this topic, I am going to share with you one of my personal favorites.

I have found that four specific herbal teas provide me dramatic results when I incorporate them as a normal part of my diet:

1.) Rooibos Tea 2.) Dandelion Root Tea 3.) Ginger Tea 4.) Chamomile Tea

As always, consult your physician before incorporating any new herbal regiments to your diet.***

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