Going upside down every day is a natural way to instantly increase your energy and circulation. This increases flow of oxygen and blood (which carries a lot of vitamins and minerals!) to your brain and is vital for ones well-being. Most Americans, especially those with sedentary lifestyles, do not get enough fresh, oxygenated blood flow to their brains. This is NO BUENO! Whether you hang off the side of your couch, do some yoga moves (downward dog is amazing!) do flips and cartwheels, hang off monkey bars, or do headstands and handstands, spending 10 minutes a day with your body upside down can change your health and your life! Here’s what it can do:
Instantly improves mental and physical energy
Reverses your blood flow and can help dislodge toxins that get stuck in tissues, cells, joints, the floor of your feet, etc.
Releases toxins that can pile up at the bottom of your organs and stimulate a detox
Floods your brain with vitamins
Gives you a nice rosy glow to your face and super kissable cheeks
Speeds up hair growth
Dramatically improves circulation throughout your entire body
Brings more fresh oxygen to your brain, heart, and pretty much everything in your body
Reduces stress and depression
Stimulates and can help open chakras
Its fun! Look at how much joy kids experience when they hang upside down on monkey bars. Theres something exhilarating about seeing the world upside down.
Yogis embrace the benefits of being upside down with lots of beneficial poses that dramatically lift your mood, consciousness, and health. If yoga isn’t your kinda thing, go monkey around and do whatever you prefer to hang upside down for 10 minutes a day and transform your health.
Feeling sluggish, tired, blah, brain-dead? The best way to curb these Debbie downer feelings is to flood your brain with some cognitive boosting brain nourishment!! Step away from the coffee and other stimulants, and nourish that brain! Here are some easy and healthy ways to snap out of that funk!
WALNUTS Walnuts are packed with Omega 3’s which are vital for proper cognitive function and also lowers depression. They are full of antioxidants, amino acids, manganese, copper, folic acid, vitamin E, and especially argenine, an amino acid that plays a big role in cell division and protein synthesis. All of these nourish your body and blood that travels to your brain to nourish and energize. Ever notice how walnuts look like brains? Mother Nature knows best! (there are other foods that look like the parts of the body they’re great for, but that’s for a later post)
SPIRULINA is one of the best green Superfoods that you could put in your body. It is a complete protein, that is it contains all 8 essential amino acids that your body relies on through diet. This superfood is proven to boost brain health, nourishing your cells, facilitates in protein synthesis, and helps bind to and eliminate heavy metals that could be giving your brain fog and low energy. You can find these in tablets, or in powder form to add to smoothies and other recipes.
YOGA is AAA-MAZING for stimulating circulation and oxygen to your brain. Especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle, your brain could probably use some additional circulation. My favorite moves for a quick pick-me-up are downward dog, triangle pose, plow pose and bridge pose.
Dentist bills straight up suck! While getting cleanings 2X a year is important for cleaning, clearing plaque, inflamed gums and catching issues before they get too bad, the procedures that follow can be detrimental to your health and bank account. For natural ways to keep your teeth clean and avoiding infections, you’re gonna love these 4 home remedies.
Clove oil: Clove oil is fantastic for toothaches from cavities, procedures, or sensitivities. Put a few drops on a cotton ball and swab over areas with pain. Its also an anti -flamatory so it will help swelling as well as infections. Awesome!
Oil pulling: Vigorously swish coconut oil or sesame oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes, then spit out and rinse with clean water. Yeah, sounds a bit boring and gross but it’s really not that bad after the 1st minute and its benefits are amazing. Oil pulling whitens teeth and pulls pathogens, bacteria, fungus, food particles, etc. out of your gums and spaces in your teeth, reducing your chances of infections and inflammation.
Brush or rinse with sesame oil: Sesame oil has a lot of calcium and other nutrients that are great for dental health. The calcium helps to strengthen the bones in your mouth and gums, thus keeping teeth stronger and reduces chances of your teeth loosening or moving.
Baking soda: sprinkle baking soda on a wet tooth brush and brush for at least a minute. Baking soda natural whitens teeth while it readily binds to bacteria and plaque for removal, giving you a cleaner mouth.
All of these remedies are easy, don’t break the bank, and are amazing for your teeth and health! So if you feel an infection coming on, want whiter teeth, or just want to maintain and prevent infections happening down the road, you will love these remedies!