Moon milk is a delicious and soothing beverage that has its roots in Ayurvedic traditions. In Ayurveda, warm milk consumed before bed is a common remedy for sleeplessness, anxiety and insomnia. Moon milk can be the simplest concoction of milk and honey or more complex such as those with a variety of spices, fruit or even adaptogens and herbs. Moon milk might be a great addition to your nightly routine if you tend to have trouble falling asleep. The adaptogens within the milk help your body de-stress and relax, plus the milk itself contains melatonin and tryptophan, two natural substances that help you fall asleep. Here are a few moon milk combos that you cant mix and remix to see what works for you! Now a few months back I purchased the Moon Juice combo pack and like most of my buys i tend to get distracted and never finish them up but this actually worked out well for me because Moon Juice already contain adaptogens so no need to buy any for this. Some other additive you can use in your moon milk would be CBD oil, canna butter (healthy fat), or vitamin d drop supplements.
Okay so still on my juicing journey here is an update on my experience and some recipes. Now although I love my juicer I will say I have to manual clean this machine 2-3 times during one batch of juicing depending on the density of the pulp. Mushy fruits like banana and mangos or berries do not eject easily but the more fibrous the faster the pulp ejects into the discard bin. The assembling and cleaning process is super simple takes 2 minutes tops so this is a huge plus for me. My favorite juices to make are my green juice and my watermelon cucumber punch. Below are the ingredients and amounts used! I also added pure celery juice to drink in the mornings. I had a few extra pieces so I figure what the hell. The benefits of a few ounces of celery juice are : helps digestion, curbs cravings, increased mental clarity, energy, and helps weight loss! How could I pass it up. Oh and incase you were gonna ask….you can toss the pulp and discard in a compost bin!
What is Ayurveda? The word Ayurveda is Sanskrit for science of life and this is legit the best way to describe it. Its a 5,000 year old practice that focuses on bringing the body into full alignment to promote self-healing. So the focus is looking at the entire person not just the ailments or symptoms, but the root as well. The belief is that everything in the universe is composed of 5 elements : Fire, Water, Air, Earth, and Space. These 5 elements combine to create 3 bio-physical forces called Doshas. The Doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata =Air+Space Pitta=Fire+Water Kapha=Water +Earth When the Doshas are in complete balance the person is in great health mental, emotional and physical. Doshas Body Types Imbalanced Doshas If Vata becomes imbalanced in your mind-body system, your activity will start to feel out of control. Your mind may race, contributing to anxiety and insomnia. You may start skipping meals, resulting in unintended weight loss, and your digestion may become irregular. If you notice these early symptoms of a Vata imbalance, slow down, take time to meditate, don’t skip meals, and get to bed earlier. A regular lifestyle routine helps ground Vata so you […]
Okay so juicing is super popular now because everyone is apparently on a health kick and considering the state of the world not a bad idea. So I typically stay away from juice unless it one of those vitamin packed juice shots that taste like hell. I don’t drink a ton of juice because although it natural and fruit is healthy its also packed with an overabundance of sugar. Sugar is evil. We consume way too much. Sugar intake is something most people don’t pay attention to and its literally killing us. Okay moving on! So when I decided I wanted to make my own juice shots instead of dropping $2-$4 on them daily which adds up I began my research. Im the research queen….I like making purchases based on information and not emotional. I knew that the overly cheap juicers weren’t necessarily made well and I wasn’t prepared to drop $400 and the top of the line juicers. What i learned was that there are a two different types and to maximize the nutrient extraction you need to choose the right one. The two types are centrifugal and cold press. Centrifugal juicers have fast moving blades that press fruits […]
Now the learning curve and honest truth. Insertion takes a few tries to learn what method works for you and what method has the lowest probability of failure. My first try I can say i did have about 3 accidents where the cup didnt expand and create a suction barrier properly. Once i was able to get it up far enough for it to be comfortable and get that very necessary suction pop I haven’t had an issue since. Pop is an exaggeration its not painful of that extreme you feel a slight suction when it expands and it will properly just make you say “Oh!” followed by a shocked giggle. My insertion method is simple I squat and fold the cup in half and push up. Its soft silicone so its not uncomfortable. What I love about this baby is its medical grade silicone, reusable, easily sanitized (I use hibiclens its a soap you use on your body prior to surgery), and allows me the comfort to forgo hideous period underwear and still sleep au naturale. Now i first purchased the Diva Cup and after year i upgraded to the Dot cause it was all black and cute and […]
So the process to lift the darkness for your exit strategy is simple and you have a few options….there is laser, chemical peel, or just a cream or gel topical you apply 1-2 times a day. The most effective would be the options that involve a professional but the cream work as well just not as evasive and slowly. The key to this is not over exfoliating and being mindful no not aggressively wipe which can cause minor abrasions. You want to cleanse the area really well too (duh?). With the cream you see results as fast as 2 weeks but full results in 6-8 weeks of dilligent use. You can gently exfoliate but honestly if not careful you run the risk off making you winker raw and bleaching compromised skin is an absolute no no. I included a few links below of some options that i read about that work pretty well. Let me know it you try anything!
The saying “life comes at you fast” is probably a saying anyone approaching 30, is 30, or slightly over 30 feels deep down in the depth of their souls. The feeling that the delusional life you mapped out in your twinkling 20s isn’t gonna happen and the finish line is not really close typically leaves most people with anxiety and if theyre lucky a good Valium prescription. Add social network life fishing and that feeling immediately intensifies. Now you feel like you’re racing against the clock to mirror the people you follow who are only giving you the privilege of their highlight reel. Lets just be honest if you knew what happened behind the scenes of many of these facades you’d realize the truth is far more interesting. Everyone is wearing a mask because everyone is afraid to live their ugliest moments infront of a hyper critical audience. Which is understandable because everyone is judge and jury when their flaws aren’t on trial. Everyone can be perfect when no one can prove youre flawed. Youd think this would make people empathetic but nope it makes them harsher. Crazy right?! Dont be humbled by exposure its an ugly thing…
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