She shared that she started with a cleansing program. While the program was tailored to her specific needs, the basic structure consisted of eating 3 servings of vegetables, 1 serving of fruit and 2 servings of protein each day (servings are fist sized portions with as much raw as possible). She drank a lot of water and added in some other good elements like garlic and olive oil. She experienced tremendous benefits from doing this cleanse. I will share more detail about cleanses in future posts (or check out my story of doing the Master Cleanse). Needless to say, giving our body an internal cleanse can be very beneficial, just as spring cleaning our home can be. More on this later.
My friend also shared that she had purchased a Nutribullet and was making smoothies that were blessing her. She has lost 15 pounds over the past few months and people have been noticing the change. She shared a basic recipe for one of her favorite smoothies and I've included it here for you.
3 medium organic strawberries
1/4 cup organic raspberries
1/2 cup organic baby kale
1 tsp. flax seed (ground if blender is not strong enough to crush)
2 Tbsp organic walnuts
1 cup water (or more if you desire it thinner)
Blend all in high speed blender and enjoy. Lots of good Omega-3 fatty acids and low in sugar.
(Variation: I used blueberries instead of raspberries and 3 drops of YL lemon oil. Yum!)
Drinking Young Living lemon oil in water is refreshing and supports the immune system. My friend says she does this daily. She has been enjoying overall good health. She regularly uses other essential oils for for daily aches & pains, improving sleep, and minor everyday ailments.
Lastly, she shared a quote from St. Irenaeus, "The Glory of God is man fully alive." We talked about how God is giving our generation a real gift in raising up leaders who are teaching us about better nutrition, essential oils and other natural methods that can help us live a fuller, more active life in service to God and to our brothers and sisters all over the world. What a blessing to feel good and have energy to be a blessing to others.
So what's one step you will be taking to improve your health? Come on, inspire us!