30 Day Detox: 1 week in

It’s been 1 week since I started my 30 Day Detox and the first week the only thing I gave up on was sugar/dairy.
I left meat alone, but I had ice cream twice.
I know.
This week I will be stronger and resist those urges.
Urges, lol sounds extreme, but I guess it’s an addiction and I have to treat it like one.
I actually considered a raw vegan diet for a spell.

I decided the other day, since I wanted to try this new pedicure treatment, to do my pretox again – since I wiped out this past week 😦
I am serious about doing this and I really want to succeed.
I need to reclaim my health.
I don’t want to start getting chronically ill.

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All Them Greens Protein Smoothie™

Today the kids and I enjoyed one of my favorite smoothies for breakfast called the All Them Greens Protein Smoothie.
Today we added bananas and strawberries.
It’s packed with protein, calcium, vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, and loads of other important nutrients and minerals.
It’s easy to make and just takes 5 minutes.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

(Keep in mind this recipe is for three people)

  • Vanilla protein powder [3 scoops]
  • 24 ounces of Vanilla soya milk [almond or rice milks are good too]
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of powdered greens [wheat grass, spirulina, kale or any green blend] 
  • small handful of ice [to chill]

Toss all the ingredients into the blender and blend until it’s the consistency of a milkshake.
That’s all she wrote!

Enjoy

Happy Healthy!
Makeydah  ॐ

The gift of inspiration

You know, I truly want to be successful with this cleanse.
Mostly because I want to be an example to the people around me,
I want them to see that it works, that it’s real and that they can do it too.
I want to give that gift.
I want to help people; to contribute to the world.
The only way I can do that is by improving my own life and self image.
By being an example, like Sharee over at Funeral For My Fat on Tumblr.
I have to admit, I’ve never been inspired by anyone so profoundly until I came across her blog about a year ago.
The way she’s touched me and so many others is the same gift I would like to give.
If it catches on enough, everyone will be getting healthy and learning how to heal themselves with food instead of drugs.

A girl can dream.

Just my rambling thoughts this lazy Saturday afternoon.

Be the change you guys

Makeydah  ॐ

30 Day Detox Challenge!

I’ve finally found the time and the focus to sit my butt down and blog about this 30 Day Detox program I am putting myself on.
This journey has been in my head for years but I never had the discipline and/or resources to pull it off.
Maybe it was a lack of drive too – just being honest lol.  But the other day I was eating something (can’t remember what) and I happened to read the ingredients and was immediately turned off and thought to myself, “There are too many added ingredients in packaged foods!”
It was then that I knew, I had to make a change.

I’ve been feeling the effects of having a terrible diet, sleep pattern and no fitness life.  I’ve been feeling tired, unfocused, been suffering with digestive issues including horrible heartburn, stomachaches and back pain, joint pain and sinus issues.
Not to mention I am fat and out of shape.

I know now that I have to do a complete lifestyle re-vamp, but I need to start small so I don’t overwhelm myself – then the idea hit me:  A 30 Day Detox and Life Revitalization.
I need something to kick start me on my way of changing my life around and a good cleanse is the best way to go.

During this detox, I plan on using herbs, foods and water to cleanse with as it is the healthiest and most affordable way to do so.
I don’t have any special foods I am going to be eating or anything as I’ll pretty much be following a basic balanced diet, focusing on home cooked non-packaged meals and/or food products.
Although I am not going to limit myself too much during this cleanse, I will be eliminating the following:

  • Red Meat
  • Poultry
  • Sugar
  • Processed Carbohydrates (white flour, pasta, bread, white rice, etc.)
  • Dairy
Although I plan on cutting out red meat and the like, I am not going full on vegetarian – I’m still going to consume seafood, just a mere 2-3x per week.
Juicing is also going to be an integral part of this cleanse, as I plan on juicing at least once per day, and I also plan on incorporating juiced veggies into my protein smoothies.
There is far more to detoxing than just switching up your eating habits though, and that’s where my next regimen comes in:  Herbs.
I have designed several herbal teas designed to cleanse and for this journey I plan on using my detox tea.
Every herb in this tea cleans something lol
My detox tea is comprised of the following herbs:
  • Catnip – good for my migraines which are sure to get worse @ the start of this cleanse.
  • Hyssop – removes mucus and clears lungs (I just quit smoking and I know my lungs are dirty)
  • Red Clover – detoxifies
  • Thyme – combined with the Hyssop clears lungs
  • Ginger – strengthens other herbs, upper respiratory, levels blood pressure
  • Fennel – removes mucus, suppresses appetite, decongestant (my sinuses)
  • Astragalus – immune booster, raises metabolism
  • Hibiscus – cools body, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, taste divine
  • Peppermint – for taste, cleanses body, sedative for stomach (improves taste of bitter herbs) 
This tea is pretty much tailored to my personal needs, so I suggest researching for the herbs you need or consulting us at Psalm Calm Holistics to create a custom blend for you. 😉
In addition to detoxing with the tea, I also plan on doing salt water flushes, bentonite clay flushes and drinking an ungodly amount of water.
Also, most importantly – FITNESS.
I plan on keeping it simple with just:
  • Walking – a minimum of 30 mins. 3x per week
  • Pilates – 2x per week
  • Weight training 3x per week
That’s it.
I plan on documenting my progress here in this blog as well as on my YouTube Channel.
You can also follow me on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
I’d love it if you’d follow along!
You can always substitute some of the items that I’ve included in my cleanse as those choices are mine personally and are not mandatory for you to get a good cleanse going on.
Remember to follow me on Twutter, YT, or Instagram for my progress or to share your experiences on this cleanse.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Happy cleansing!

Ayurveda: The Value of Oiling The Feet

Came across this nugget on Pinterest: 

“During my years of study with Guru ji (Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati), he often told students to oil their body with sesame or coconut oil as a way to bring healing and quiet to the nervous system. He would suggest oiling just prior to sleeping so that the oil had an opportunity to soak into the skin over night. According to Ayurveda, the practice of oiling gives a calm and tranquil feeling to the body and mind.”

Healing Teas: Asthma relief

 

I recently posted on my Tumblr page and in my Twitter feed how I created an herbal blend to use as a tea that helps my husband control his asthma symptoms and received a LOT of feed back asking for the recipe.
So as promised, here is the recipe with pictures of some of the herbs so you can see what it looks like.
Enjoy and happy healing!

What you will need:

  • Hyssop (2tsp)
  • Garcinia powder (1 tsp.)
  • Chickweed (2tsp)
  • Linden FLowers (3 tsp.)
  • Thyme (1 tsp.)
  • Lobelia ( 3 tsp.)
  • Mutamba Powder (1/2 tsp.)
  • Anise Seeds (small handful)
Add all dry ingredients to a pot of purified water (about 3 cups of water) and simmer on stove for 20 minutes at medium low heat.
Let it seep for another 30 minutes with no heat.
Refrigerate or drink warm.
You can add some pure honey, agave or what ever natural sweetener you prefer – we prefer it unsweetened as many of the herbs used have a natural ‘sweetness’ to them already.
For poorly controlled asthma, like my husband’s, I’d suggest drinking this daily for about a week and then as needed there after.
We will have this tea bagged and blended for sale in our online shop soon.
For questions regarding ordering, please contact us via email:
Love and light!

*Please note I am not a doctor and am self taught in the use of herbs to treat certain ailments and disorders.  I must suggest that before starting any new program to help control your asthma, you seek proper medical advise.  This tea is also not a replacement for your rescue inhaler – Please continue using the asthma medication prescribed by your doctor.
The purpose of this tea is to supplement what your doctor has already given you – not to replace it.

Insight shared: Be better for the greater good

I think it’s important to make commitments with yourself – to do things for yourself to better yourself.
Because in life, one important aspect of it is that we must do all we can at all times to improve on who we are and what we are contributing to the greater collective.
That is a huge part of our Karma.
We need to take the time to ensure that we are balanced physically as well as spiritually.
One way we can do this is by eating correctly to keep our bodies functioning as high as possible.
Secondly, prayer, meditation of some or any sort including going for walks, yoga, silent prayer, quiet time with self, even smoking ganja can all serve that purpose as a time for quiet reflective insight or a conversation with your god, goddess or ancestors etc.
Treating people with kindness and operating in complete love in all that you do will keep you spiritually clean.
Just some random thoughts I decided to share with you all…

Love & light