HOW TO MAKE HERBAL BITTERS FROM CITRUS PEEL ~ AND WHY YOU NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE

Now that the holidays are fully behind us, I’m going to take the liberty of suggesting an easily attainable New Year’s resolution for you … bring herbal bitters into your daily routine. It is a simple and affordable way to take care of yourself on one of the most fundamental levels of overall health; your gut microbiome.

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STINGING NETTLES || URTICA DIOICA

I’m sitting watching the snow fall outside my window and dreaming about stinging nettles; scientific name Urtica dioica. I haven’t been able to find any reliable information about whether or not this springtime herb grows wild in my region. To be honest, at this point I haven’t looked very hard. I’ve just brushed the surface with a quick google search. But, regardless of whether they grow here or not, I know I can cultivate them in this climate. WIN FOR ME!

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I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU HEAR

People rarely listen with the intent to hear. They contemplate their own response to what is being said to them as it is being said. FACT.

The end result of this phenomena is that, when they do respond, they very often say something that isn’t really pertinent to the conversation at hand. Something that likely distorts the meaning of what has just been said to them.

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GINGER || ZINGIBER OFFICINALE

“Ginger is truly an herbal emissary in the broadest sense. Perhaps no other herb,  except garlic, crosses all barriers, cultural, historical, and geographic – food versus medicine, Western versus Oriental, scientific versus folk tradition. Ginger is a universal herb in all respects.” ~ Steven Foster

Once you’ve discovered the extensive and powerful healing attributes of ginger, you wonder how you ever survived without her.

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USE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

The level of payoff that comes in relation to the minimal amount of effort involved in the practice of daily affirmations is extraordinary. I hope that this post inspires some of you, who have never used this practice, to try implementing affirmations into your life. And provides a motivational boost for those of you who may have put the practice aside or are less faithful to it than they would like to be.

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