Today’s Healthy Dose – Water

The original beverage – water – is necessary for human survival. Fortunately it comes in many forms. You could just drink it plain, but don’t overlook other sources that count: fruit, vegetables, natural¬†mineral water, pure juice, tea, coffee, broth, even milk and yogurt!

And while it’s true that sodas and alcohol also contain water, I wouldn’t be guessing if I told you those aren’t your best source. ūüėČ

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Today’s Healthy Dose – Avocado Oil

Extremely healthy and buttery in an oil sort of way, avocado oil is high heat stable and exceptional in baked goods or stir fries. Most markets sell it, but my favorite brand, Bella Vado, can be found at the link below. Why is it my favorite brand? Because it’s made from only pure, organic avocados. ¬†Happy, yummy cooking!!

Bella Vado Splendid Oils

PS – They have luscious, all natural body products too!

Today’s Healthy Dose – A View

Are you sitting in a spot for most of the day that only yields a view of your monitor? ¬†That simply will not do, you must create a view! ¬†(Sorry, I’ve been in the mood to rhyme lately ūüėČ

If you can’t see a window, put an object that makes you smile somewhere within your periphery. Something pretty, or sentimental, or motivating. It all works. Just something to remind you that quality of life exists beyond the four frames of your desktop.

Today’s Healthy Dose – Coconut Oil

I’m not a big fan of the flavor of coconut oil. (Not what you were expecting, eh?) ¬†But I do love it for other things. ¬†If you like the flavor of coconut, unrefined coconut oil is amazingly healthy! But here are my favorite uses:

  • For lip balm
  • For healing my problem cuticles
  • For any oddly dry patch of skin
  • As a foot and heal moisturizer
  • To remove tape from walls
  • To clean cast iron cookware (mixed with a little sea salt)
  • To erase¬†paper plate residue and glass rings from¬†wood furniture
  • Mixed with a little raw sugar as a shower scrub

There are probably more, but that should get you started ūüôā

Today’s Healthy Dose – Spinach

I cannot stand the flavor of cooked spinach. But raw, it’s surprisingly without taste. Which makes it a perfect¬†addition to smoothies. It’s a great way to get in those morning veggies, along with heaping doses of Vitamins A, C, & K, Magnesium, Iron and the full complement of B Vitamins, just to name a few.

And the best part? No one, not even your kids or your spouse, will know it’s there…

Today’s Healthy Dose – Wall Crunches

No, it’s not a decorating technique. It’s an abdominal workout. And it’s amazingly simple.

  • Lean your back against a flat wall and bend your knees –not too deep, just enough to feel it in your thighs.
  • Lace your fingers behind your head and keep your elbows pointed outwards¬†(do not bring those elbows in!)
  • Now, contract your abdominal muscles, and allow the contraction to pull your shoulders forward and down (do not bring those elbows in!)
  • Then flatten your shoulders back against the wall.
  • Take a breath, and repeat (10 or 20 times)

See? Easy, right? You’re gonna feel it tomorrow, but for now just bask in the euphoric afterglow…

Today’s Healthy Dose – An Easy Switch

One simple thing you can do to improve your overall health right now is to throw away that table salt. Whatever you use, Mortons, Real, Diamond, do your body a favor and toss them right now.

Am I suggesting you give up salt? Absolutely not. The minerals in real salt are essential to good health. I’m suggesting you ditch the “almost” salt. ¬†Because it’s the “almost” part that¬†will kill ya.

When shopping for salt, instead of looking for brands, look for regions: Himalayan, Celtic Sea, Mediterranean, French. They’re all tasty, and they’re all high in minerals.

My favorite source? The San Fransisco Salt Co. (as a reminder, this is not a paid ad, they just happen to sell stuff I love!)