Herbal Remedies for Dehydration

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Do you constantly feel fatigued throughout the day and thirsty even after drinking several glasses of water? This may be because your body is not retaining enough water and is asking for more. No matter where you live hot or cold make sure you are taking care of your body and drinking water when you are thirsty. Dehydration affects vital organs of the body like brain, kidney, liver, stomach, lungs etc by hampering the oxygen supply to the brain. 

The most common warning signs and symptoms of dehydration are:

Diarrhea/ Dry mouth/ Sleepiness/ Feeling thirsty/ Decreased urination / Muscle weakness / Lower blood pressure/ Very dry skin

Types of dehydration:

Hypotonic or Hyponatremic- the loss of electrolytes, mostly sodium

Hypotonic or Hypenatremic- the loss of water

Isotonic or Isonatremic- the loss of both water and electrolytes

What do electrolytes do? Electrolytes keep us alive. They absorb fluids and stay hydrated, they also help to regulate the bodies ph and other important functions

The main electrolytes in the body are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride

If you trouble with drinking water try my top three herbal remedies. As always consult with your doctor or trusted physician before trying any remedies if you have any concerns or question. You can also always email me at humblesoul80888@gmail.com.

#1 Chamomile ;

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Chamomile comes as a de-caffeinated tea option that further helps you keep hydrated by replacing the fluids lost due to dehydration

Take 1 bag of dried chamomile flowers in a cup of hot water and let it soak for 10 minutes before straining it. Have two to three cups of chamomile tea every day

warning:( chamomile will make you sleepy and is known to have calming effects / teabags cooled down can also be used for eyes and helping with pink eye)

#2 Elderflower ;

Elderflower may help in reducing the body temperature and lessen the need of expelling heat form the body through evaporation. The flowers and berries are the only edible part of the plant

Consume one-two teaspoons of this powder with water at least two times every day. You can also make a herbal tea and consume it daily for better results

Add 1 tablespoon dried elderberry flowers in a tea pot and fill up with boiling water. Elderberry flowers can be dried easily by hanging them or by drying them in the dehydrator

warning: they are mildly toxic and have an unpleasant taste when raw. possibly unsafe when used in ex sessile amounts.

#3 Licorice ;

A favoured herb in Indian households and is used in several ways. It helps in cooling your body temperature and prevents heat stroke, dehydration and fatigue. It can be consumed in the form of a decoction, further keeping the body cool and hydrated. 

Mulethi water can be consumed by soaking the roots in water for some time before straining it

warning: short time side effects of licorice are symptoms such as fatigue and headache, the long-term side effects can be much more serious such as high blood pressure, nosebleeds, anxiety ; no more than 100 mg per day

Other Tips & Tricks:

Athletes, gym-goers, and growing children, should add a pinch of Himalayan salt and a splash of lemon to their water. This will help to generate the electrolytes in water which are responsible for hydrating the body

Drinking water that is boiled and cooled down to room temperature is considered the

You can have fresh fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as cucumbers, avocado, lettuce, zucchini, radishes, strawberries, watermelon, muskmelon, citrus fruits etc.

Other drinks to try: homemade vegetable juices, fruit smoothies, frozen fruit pops, water with fruit slices, kombucha, bone broth or other vegetable broths

Water/Juice Recipes Safe For Children:

Always consult with your child’s doctor when you have major concerns of dehydration

1-Barley water – a great way to help your body restore its lost nutrients

Ingredients:½ cup barley /2 cups of water/1 teaspoon lemon juice / Honey to taste

What You Should Do: Boil barley in water. Let it simmer for 30-40 minutes. After the concoction cools down, add honey and lemon juice. Drink this water 3-4 times a day for best results. Introduce barley water after your baby is six months of age

2-Cranberry- have high water content, and these small berries also contain an apt amount of sugar and salt, which the body loses when you become dehydrated

What You Should Do: drink fresh cranberry juice to feel better once or twice a day

3-Lemon water-Lemons have ample amounts of sodium, potassium and magnesium. Drinking lemon water helps you replenish these lost nutrients and makes you feel better

Ingredients: 1 glass of filtered water / 1 tbsp lemon juice / 1 tsp sweetener

What You Should Do: In a glass of water, mix lemon and honey. Drink lemon water two to three times a day. Lemon water should not be given to babies till they are at least six months old. Honey should not be given to babies under 1 years old

4- Apple Juice- Apple juice is excellent for combating dehydration because it’s high amounts of magnesium and potassium

Ingredients: 1 glass of filtered water / 1 apple

What You Should Do: Blend apple and water to make juice. Drink this juice two times a day. Apples should be avoided until your infant turns six months

5-Banana’s-Dehydration makes you lose essential minerals such as potassium from your body. Bananas are rich in potassium. Thus, they help in replenishing the lost potassium from the body

Ingredients: 1or 2 bananas a day

What You Should Do: Consume a banana before indulging in any strenuous physical activity. Banana can be consumed once or twice in a day. It is not recommended to give bananas to a baby who is less than six months of age. It is one of the best home remedies for dehydration in infants

These statements are not meant to cure a disease or act in any medical capacity. Always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns. I am just a Humble herbalist and juicer trying to help heal the world.

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Intro To Herbs + Herbal Medicine

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Hi everyone and welcome back and happy new year! (lol) This year we will be starting off with a new series called anything and everything herbs. Now of course if you are following on Facebook you know the basis of what this series is all about and if you don’t no worries it’s never too late to go check it out.

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Anything and everything herbs is a series to help those who want to learn about herbs. It is getting back to basics and giving you the tools you need to heal and learn from the comfort of your own home or wherever you find peace. Always consult with your doctor or a trusted physician if you have any concerns before changing your regular diet or taking new supplements.These statements are not medical advice and are not regulated or approved by the FDA or any other certifying agency.

Jumping right in

Herbal is medicine is the study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants; herbalism. Remedies and medicines made from plants.(“traditional doctors prescribe herbal medicine for the prevention and treatment of illness”). Herbs can be divided into broad energetic categories based on their taste, constituents, and basic effects on the body. There are 12 basic categories of herbs and today we are going to go over a few of them briefly. Now before working with herbs it is very important to know what your goals are. For example it is my goal in life to help educate and help others heal in more than just the physical aspect. Knowing how you to help yourself heal brings light into your world. Taking care of your body is a full-time job and you have to be up for the challenge.


Side note: Any individual herb may fit into more than one category

Pungent Herbs: Have a spicy or hot taste and typically have a very sharp aroma. They move blood and energy upward toward the head and mucus membranes. These kind of herbs stimulate digestion, may enhance appetite and may help expel gas. ( ex ginger, mustard, onions, cayenne pepper)

Aromatic Herbs: Contain violate oils which is another name for essential oils. These oils evaporate when they are exposed to heat and light. They have a strong effects on the nervous system, either calming or stimulating. ( ex dill, peppermint, lemon balm and even carrot family)

Simple (Nonalkaloidal ) Bitters: Simple bitters are herbs that various bitter principles. These bitters may act as natural laxatives. They cause energy to move downward toward the digestive organs. Bitter herbs should be avoided by emaciated and typically dry people. ( ex wild lettuce, buckthorn, butternut bark, aloe leaf (not the gel), turkey rhubarb)

Alkaloidal Bitters: These bitters taste better due to the presence of alkaloids. Some known compounds in these herbs are caffeine, nicotine, and berberine. Alkaloidal bitters can be drying and depleting when over used by some people. ( ex goldenseal, Oregon grape, California poppy)

Sour Herbs: It’s known that many berries and fruits have a sour taste due to acids ( citric, malic, and ascorbic acid). Flavonoids are also present and they are high in antioxidants and may help reducing fevers. Sour herbs are considered good for the liver and eyes. ( ex mugwort, yarrow, cinnamon, dandelion)

Salty Herbs: The salty taste we taste is different for these herbs they is a more subtle grassy taste. The salty flavor comes from the presence of mineral salts. They are known to clear the lymphatics, promote lymph flow and loosen mucus in the body. ( ex cumin, cayenne, paprika, black pepper, oregano, lemon peel, garlic) 

Sweet Herbs: These herbs have a sweet like flavor not like honey or sugar but a dark chocolate type of flavor. They are normally used to build up wakened conditions and replenishing energy reserves. Larger doses may overstimulate the body are abused more often than you think. ( ex cinnamon basil, the various mints like apple mint, pineapple mint, and peppermint, pineapple sage, lavender (if used very sparingly), Stevia)

Moving on if you have any questions please email me at humblesoul80888@gmail.com.

Before trying herbs or taking anything it’s important to get a correct assentment. Always talk with doctor about your options before switching anything in your diet or daily supplements. Find a herbalist or practitioner that meets your needs. Somethings to look for when looking at your options is what they bring to the table, do they fit your lifestyle, and they ask the right questions. One red flag to look out for is someone who is against modern medicine. I understand the power of herbs and the power of modern medicine ( going to the doctor). No one should ever tell you to stop taking your medicine unless it was approved by your primary physician. It can be very dangerous and should be monitored very closely. Many over the counter medicine may overpower or cause a reaction when mixed with herbal medicine.

Next we will go over different types of herbal medicine.

Dried herbs: can be used in capsules, for herbal tea, bath soaks, and other various herbal extracts

Capsules: dried herbal powders placed in capsules to be swallowed, may take up to 15 minuted to an hour to start taking effects

Tablets: herbal powders are dried and mixed with a substance that acts as a binder, tablets can be harder to digest

Water extractions: ( herbal tea, decoctions) do not work well with nasty tasting herbs, can be stored in the fridge in the refrigerator for up to 5 days depending on mixture,

Syrups: water based extraction, made in the same way as a decoction the only change is water and a sweetener are used like honey or sugar, syrups have a short shelf life and can be extended by adding alcohol

Alcohol Tinctures: alcohol is an excellent solvent for dry and fresh herbs, they have the longest shelf life and can be stored for years, not recommended for children or people with liver disorders

Herbal vinegars + Acid tinctures: most commonly used in the kitchen for cooking or making salad dressings, a popular example is fire cider

Check back in a few days to learn more herbal tea and decoctions

Health is a physiological state not a brand

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Hi everyone and welcome back for another informative blog post. With the final month finally upon us I think it’s time we start diving into one of my favorite books The Healing Protocols by Dr.Mark D. Emerson. The healing protocols is a informative book that teaches you how to prevent and reserve heart disease, diabetes, leaky gut and other chronic progressive diseases. To purchase the book I would check Amazon, Barnes & noble or your local book store.

The book starts off explaining that your body has the ability to heal itself and is designed to help you with everything you need. A crazy theory that we don’t need all the “medicine” that is pushed by “doctors”. That with the right care and love you can grow or buy everything you need from any local produce store or wellness store.

Remember that change requires change.

If you have a chronic health issue your body is dealing with ongoing stress and dysfunction. Luckily with healthy changes you can heal your body and be a happier you. To get to the root you have to know what four factors contribute to resolving any chronic issue.

1. Chronic Inflammation 2. Gut dysfunction 3. Toxic Foods 4. Food addictions

Most Common Chronic Health Issues

Heart disease / Stroke / Lung cancer / Depression / Type 2 diabetes / Arthritis / Asthma / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Cystic Fibrosis

It’s important to know that inflammation is a normal part of the body’s defense to injury or infection, and, in this way, it is beneficial. But inflammation is damaging when it occurs in healthy tissues or lasts too long which leads to diseases. Acute inflammation is triggered by any harmful stimuli like pathogens, toxins, or physical injury.

Acute inflammation —> Repair—> Inflammation Resolves —>Healed

Chronic inflammation is a pathological condition referred to as slow, long-term inflammation lasting for prolonged periods of several months to years. Chronic inflammation is the acute inflammatory response over and over. The problem never goes away like a wild fire spreading with no end in sight.

Injury—> Inflammation —>Injury—> Inflammation —>Injury—> Pathology

Now you are probably thinking what is the cause of inflammation and I am more than sure you know the answer. It’s the food! In the second chapter of the healing protocols Dr. Emerson explains that nutrients are essential to our life and health. Poor eating habits create poor health. For your body to run properly you need to remember repair, maintenance, growth, detoxification and immunity which are all things your body gets from the foods you eat. To make sure you’re getting everything you need to eat Whole Foods.

Whole Foods are the key to restoring your health.

What is a whole food? A whole food contains the four components your body needs for energy, repair, and good health.

1. Macronutrients 2. Micronutrients 3. Fiber 4. Water

1.Macronutrients: The carbohydrates, proteins, and fats found in food that are considered the main energy sources for the body.

Macronutrients Foods: Meat (beef, chicken etc), Seafood, Dairy foods, Beans and Pulses, Nuts, Soy and tofu products

Carbohydrates: Starches – Macronutrient. Carbohydrates are needed for energy, repair, and homeostasis. The body burns carbs as its primary fuel and looks to burn carbs in the form of glucose. ( Random fact- Anyone who eats meat, fat, skin or bones have no amylase on their saliva)

Amylase- An enzyme, found chiefly in saliva and pancreatic fluid, that converts starch and glycogen into simple sugars

Protein: Amino acids-Macronutrient. Protein is essential to the body growth and repair, oxygen transport, antibody production for immunity, and to help with water balance within your cells. When you consume protein, your body breaks to down to amino acids. Amino acids are the budding blocks of protein.

Fats: Macronutrient. The good and the bad. Fats are needed for the body in many metabolic functions, and dietary functions. Fats also play a big role in stabilizing blood sugar levels, and the formation of hormones.

Good fats- Found in unrefined whole food plant sources such as avocados, raw nuts, and seeds

Bad fats- Toxic to human physiology are trans fats. There are two dietary sources of trans fats: 1. Processed vegetable oil 2. Animal fat

2.Micronutrients: The antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and essential omega fatty acids within Whole Foods. They neutralize oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, fight cancer and strengthen immunity.

Micronutrient foods: Dark leafy vegetables, Small fish, Bell peppers, Whole grains, Eggs, Citrus foods

Antioxidants: Micronutrients. Antioxidants help with neutralizing the dancing effects of free radicals (oxidation). They are the shield and body armor you need to function properly.

Phytonutrients:Micronutrients (Phyto)meaning plant of nutrient substances. With over 5000 known phytonutrients it always amazes me that they aren’t talked about more.

For more info on phytonutrients check back tomorrow

3.Fiber: Detoxification, elimination, & microbiome. A high fiber diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, colon and breast cancer. Fiber controls the rate of digestion, stabilizes blood sugar levels, strengths the immune system and rids the body of toxins. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules called glucose, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested.

Soluble Fiber- Soluble fiber dissolves in water, and includes plant pectin and gums. Soluble fiber helps to build a strong and robust microbiome.

Insoluble fiber- Doesn’t dissolve in water or gastrointestinal fluids and provides your intestines need for regular bowel movements.

One for fuel One for bulk

Remember fiber is found in whole plant foods. There is no fiber in animal based products such as dairy, meat and eggs.

4.Water: Fresh Water- The key to maintain life and your body’s system. When you eat unrefined whole plant foods that are naturally grown they come with the necessary bioavailable nutrients you need all four pillars.

Macronutrients + Micronutrients + Fiber +Water = Health

Macronutrients + Micronutrients + Fiber +Water = Disease

Unrefined whole plant foods are foods that have been minimally processed from their natural state, as opposed to refined ingredients. Examples of unrefined ingredients include fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and oats.

To learn more about whole plant food diets check out https://eatplant-based.com/what-is-plant-based-diet/

Herb Puzzle Break

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Hey everyone, having a hobby is very important and one of my favorite hobbies are cross word puzzles. So I took it upon myself to create this herb puzzle so you can take a break, make some tea and relax. If you would like more puzzles be sure to give this a like and share!

Shout out to https://thewordsearch.com


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Financial Wellness

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Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions of wellness. Today we are learning about Financial Wellness.

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Financial Wellness  is a state of being in which you can meet current and future financial obligations, feel secure in your financial future and make choices that let you enjoy life. It is being in a situation where you control your day today or month to month finances while having the freedom and security to deal with financial emergencies and still stay on track to meet your longterm financial goals.

The four elements of financial wellness

Steps to Achieving Financial Wellness:

Develop a plan to live within your means

Creating an emergency cash reserve (and creating – in advance – your household definition of “emergency”)

Eliminating debt and build good credit

Understand the basics of debt, investing, risk retirement planning and taxes

Use a budget and stick with it / Use a spending tracker

Check your credit report annually for errors

Consider using cash to help with any budgeting issues

Keep credit usage below 30%

Rebalance your investment portfolio each year

Financial wellness at work

To examine your financial wellness, start with these considerations: 

Are you prepared for an emergency? 

What’s your attitude towards money? How does talking or thinking about money make you feel? 

Do you have short-term and long-term financial goals? 

Do you have a budget? Do you stick to it? 

What’s your retirement plan? 

What’s important and not important?

The benefits of financial wellness:

Less stress

Increased innovation and creativity

Harmony between work and life

Better performance at work

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The Dash Diet

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Hey everyone, and welcome back for another day of learning. Today we are learning about the dash diet. The dash diet is rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains. It includes fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans and nuts.  It is high fiber and low to moderate in fat.

Foods and drinks to avoid when following the DASH diet include high sugar, high fat snacks, and foods high in salt such as:




Salted nuts


Sugary beverages




May reduce blood pressure

May help you lose weight

May reduce cancer

May lower diabetes risk

However, you shouldn’t expect DASH to help you shed weight on its own as it was designed fundamentally to lower blood pressure.

Tips and Tricks

Learn to read labels. By knowing serving size, you know how much sodium you are getting per serving

Slow down when you eat


Use spices and herbs to flavor your food instead of salt

Choose fewer processed foods (frozen meals, canned soups, packaged mixes, etc.). These contain more sodium

Look for foods that say, “no salt added,” “sodium-free,” and “low sodium

Avoid fried foods. Grill, steam, roast, or poach your food instead

Reduce your alcohol intake to DASH-acceptable servings

For a dash eating plan check out


The negative side of the diet

Many have said the dash diet is hard to maintain. The program recommends that you cut your salt intake to 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day and potentially to 1,500 milligrams per day

To follow the DASH diet properly, you need to measure portions and count servings of foods that fall into different categories which can be very annoying

Not Specifically Designed for Weight Loss 

While there are many people who can benefit from the DASH diet, researchers have identified certain groups who should exercise caution before changing their eating habits to adopt this plan

Always consult with your doctor or trusted dietitian before changing your diet.

Check back tomorrow to learn something new.

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Occupational Wellness

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hey everyone, welcome back happy saturday today we learning about Occupational Wellness. Occupational Wellness is having the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers.

Occupational Wellness is important because it’s important make sure you enjoy doing your job and have a healthy environment. Set goals as a team and work on them daily.

Set boundaries and clearly to insure you are protecting your mental state.  Learn to turn work off! This includes making time for hobbies, social activities, and vacations. Don’t settle, keep motivated, and work towards what you want. Look for something new and/or talk to a career counselor if you feel stuck or unhappy.

Signs of Occupational Wellness

Doing work that you find motivating and interesting

Understanding how to balance leisure with work

Working in a way that fits into your personal learning style 

Communicating and collaborating with others

Working independently and with others

Feeling inspired and challenged 

Feeling good at the end of the day about the work you accomplished 

Are you engaged in the process of Occupational Wellness?

Do I enjoy going to work most days?

Do I have a manageable workload at work?

Do I feel that I can talk to my boss and co-workers with problems arise?

Check back tomorrow for another great post.

The Mediterranean diet and What you need to know?

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Hey everyone, and welcome back for another informational post. Today we are learning about The Mediterranean diet. As always consult with your doctor about any changes you plan on making to your diet and be sure to tell them about any concerns you may have.

The Mediterranean diet is a generic term based on the traditional eating habits in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. There’s not one standard Mediterranean diet. At least 16 countries border the Mediterranean. In 1993 Old ways created The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health and the WHO as a healthier alternative to the USDA’s original food pyramid. 

A Mediterranean-style diet typically includes:

plenty of fruits, vegetables, bread and other grains, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds;

olive oil as a primary fat source;

dairy products, eggs, fish and poultry in low to moderate amounts; ( served only twice weekly)

infrequent servings of red meats and sweets;

How to get started?

Eat lots of vegetables ; From a simple plate of sliced fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and crumbled feta cheese to stunning salads.

Change how you see meat; Have small strips of beef and smaller portions of other meats

Use good fats; Include sources of healthy fats in daily meals, especially extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, olives, and avocados.

Switch to whole grain; Whole grains are naturally rich in many important nutrients; their fuller, nuttier taste and extra fiber keep you satisfied for hours.

For dessert, eat fresh fruit; Choose from a wide range of delicious fresh fruits from fresh figs and oranges to pomegranates, grapes and apples. Instead of daily ice cream or cookies, save sweets for a special treat or celebration.

For more information and health studies check out the link below

List of common foods below


Now I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t tell you about some negative reviews and effects that have been documented.


You may gain weight from eating fats in olive oil and nuts.

You may have lower levels of iron.

You may have calcium loss from eating fewer dairy products.

Wine is a common part of a Mediterranean eating style but some people should not drink alcohol.

It’s important to always use your own judgement always. You know your body the best and what you need. Be open about your health and goals with your doctor about which diet works best for you.

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The Alkaline Diet and If it actually works

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Hey everyone, welcome back to another day of learning. Today we are gonna be learning about the alkaline diet. Before we get started like always please consult with a trusted doctor, nutritionist etc before trying anything new or making drastic changes.

Back in 2020 I created a 4 part series on the alkaline diet and its many benefits. Two years later I’m realizing it’s some information that I have missed and would like to share now.

The Series: https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.wordpress.com/2022/08/04/alkalinity-vs-acidity/

To do a quick review The average pH of the human body is 7.40. A diet is not defined as acidic or alkaline based on the actual pH content of the food but, rather, how foods may affect and impact the body’s pH level.

The pH scale is a tool that measures the amount of acid or base in something. 

On a scale from 0 to 14: 

7 is neutral

Less than 7 indicates acidity

Greater than 7 indicates a base (more alkalinity) 

The Alkaline Diet claims to improve your health, help you lose weight, and even fight cancer. The Diet is based on a theory that some foods cause your body to promote acid, which is harmful. They say if you eat certain foods or drink only certain things when you change the acid level in your body, your PH level will change as well.

What are some examples of acid-forming foods?

When digested and broken down in the body, the following foods are considered acidic: Meat (fresh and processed) / Poultry (chicken, turkey) / Fish / Dairy/ Eggs / Grains

The popular alkaline diet focuses on acid-forming (low-PRAL) foods and suggests avoiding them. But do the claims behind the alkaline diet hold up? Let’s take a look.

If you look at a high-PRAL foods like red meat and dairy depending on your body type, health, family history this may create increase risk of cancer, diabetes etc. Now of course cutting those foods out or cutting down on them may erase that risk, but please remember restrictive eating is not for anyone can lead to nutritional deficiencies if not one properly.

Rather than focusing on the acid-forming potential of a food, it’s best to focus on eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods. This can definitely include some high-PRAL foods, such as animal proteins and grains.

I will say now if someone were to adopt a strict alkaline diet with 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acidic foods as some websites recommend, there can be an increased risk of certain vitamin or protein deficiencies. It is important to remember hat our overall health isn’t just dependent on what or how we eat. Optimal health includes maintaining a healthy body weight, regular physical activity, quality sleep, stress reduction and social connections. Health and wellness is more than 1 stop shop.

I encourage you to be gentle with yourself eat when you’re hungry and DO NOT let anyone shame you.

for more info https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195546/#:~:text=Increased%20fruits%20and%20vegetables%20in,such%20as%20hypertension%20and%20strokes.

Dieting Vs Mindful Eating Vs Intuitive Eating

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Hi everyone, today we are gonna be talking about dieting, mindful eating and intuitive eating and how they work. Always consult a medical professional if you feel you need support with your health, both physical and mental. I personally have been practicing mindful eating because I have a problem with “eating my emotions” whenever I feel sad or upset I use to eat even when I was not hungry which is called emotional eating.

Emotional eating is eating as a way to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. It is important on your healing journey to not beat yourself up no matter what happened to you as a child/ adulthood you deserve to be happy, healthy and live your best life. It is also important to eat when you are hungry. Sometimes we get so caught up in overthinking we cause more stress unknowingly. Take things one day at a time and be gentle with yourself.

A few tips that work for me are below.

Getting down to the root cause. A bad day at work or a fight with a friend are short-term issues / A long term issue may be not getting your needs met as a child / Ask why you’re eating / Swap out your unhealthy snacks (but do not overthink it if you want to eat a cheeseburger then do it and do not beat yourself up about it) / Choose foods that fight stress(goji berries, chamomile tea, lavender tea) / Make emergency packages (pre-portion snacks such as nuts, popcorn or sliced veggies into baggies or containers. Consider these your emergency snack packages or just your healthy snack options on an ongoing basis.)

Consider your eating habits: how you ate? did you eat slowly?/why you ate? were you hungry? /what you ate? /when you ate? /where you ate? /how much you ate? Keeping a food journal may help as well.

If you feel you having trouble with your eating habits or stress levels please talk to your doctor or trusted physician.

Mindful eating (i.e., paying attention to our food, on purpose, moment by moment, without judgment) is an approach to food that focuses on individuals’ sensual awareness of the food and their experience of the food. Mindful eating takes practice. Try to eat more slowly, chew thoroughly, remove distractions, and stop eating when you’re full.

Mindful Eating

Self empowerment
Internal cues
Health enhancement
Quality calories

Intuitive Eating is an anti-diet, weight- inclusive model and is aligned with the Health at Every Size movement. Unlike Mindful Eating, IE includes physical activity, body respect, rejecting the diet mentality and using nutrition principles, but without judgment, to help with food decisions and wellbeing.

It should be known that Intuitive Eating is an evidenced-based, mind-body health approach, comprised of 10 Principles and created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. It is also important to know intuitive eating weight loss can happen. However, you could also gain weight or simply maintain your weight. A good blog post to check out for more information is https://www.self.com/story/intuitive-eating-myths .

Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated way to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight, or to prevent and treat diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Eating a variety of foods and consuming less salt, sugars and saturated and industrially-produced trans-fats, are essential for healthy diet. Biologically, “dieting” can lead to unhealthy changes in body composition, hormonal changes, reduced bone density, menstrual disturbances, and lower resting energy expenditure. It is important to know that everyones body is different and it is always best to find what works for you.

Dieting 🥗

Cultural Conformity
External cues
Weight loss
Counting calories
Quick fix

A balanced diet is a diet that contains differing kinds of foods in certain quantities and proportions so that the requirement for calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins and alternative nutrients is adequate and a small provision is reserved for additional nutrients to endure the short length of leanness. There are seven essential factors for a balanced diet: carbs, protein, fat, fibre, vitamins, minerals and water.

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