I've been on a crazy health kick lately. Well, honestly I'm always doing something that is a little usual when it comes to dealing with my body and health...but always in a good way. I recently just finished nursing my baby (sniff, sniff) and have been trying to get my body back on a healthy track--regular periods, replacement of lost vitamins,etc. When I nurse I lose my hair...I have brittle nails...my hormones are always a little whacked...I break out. You get the idea. Only for a good cause. So, I'm going to share some of these health routines I do this week that seem to be doing the trick.
The first one is garlic shooters. Every night right before bed, I take a garlic shooter (yes, stinky breath that my hubby doesn't like...sorry babe). Garlic is one of earth's healers. It prevents cancer, blood cleanser, healthy digestive tract, increases energy and strength throughout the body, strengthens metabolism and immune system. I use fresh garlic whenever my children are sick and have been able to fight ear infections and colds. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of garlic's health benefits. Anyway, here's the recipe for garlic shooter which is from Gilroy Garlic Festival Cook Book.
Fresh squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon (1-2 tablespoon)
1-2 tablespoon water
1 clove garlic, crushed
Put lemon juice and water into a cup. Add freshly crushed garlic clove. Immediately swirl cup to achieve a circling motion and drink in one gulp. The 'shooter' experience may be followed by an immediate feeling of rejuvenation called the 'shooter rush'.