Nike flyknits 👍 I swear these make you run faster!😉 Running laps around the oval with my boy this afternoon!☀️Exercise is better with 2 👫💚

Text/call/organise with a friend, loved one or family member to exercise together this week! Set yourself up for success 😄

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Tonic Wine Recipes

Tonic wine is a wine in which a single herb or blend of herbs, barks, roots or spices has been macerated for a short period of time. It is a pleasant and effective way of taking tonic & medicinal herbs to aid the digestion & strengthen the body. The most well-known and popular kind of tonic wine is the winter favourite mulled wine, a heated blend of red wine and orange juice infused with Cinnamon, Nutmeg & cloves. It is an excellent cure for the winter blues.

[Tonic Wines are usually best prepared with a medium to sweet white wine, as many people are intolerant to red wine, which can cause headaches. If possible, use an organic wine when making your own tonic wines]

Tonic Herbs

Here’s a selection of herbs used in tonic wines. Wherever possible use fresh herbs (dried roots, berries or barks can also be used). Do not use powdered spices in these recipes, they will be difficult to strain off and leave a gritty taste in the mouth.

These are all suggestions to be added to a 750ml bottle of wine.

Borage (Borago officinalis)

a handful of fresh herb steeped in medium white wine for several hours with the juice of a lemon makes a refreshing & restorative summer drink that lifts the spirits.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

one quill steeped in either red or white medium wine for one week, it sweetens the wine and is warming and stimulating.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

1 piece of root steeped in red or white wine for one week. Ginger is revitalising, warming and stimulating. Good for indigestion & colds.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

a handful of fresh herb steeped in sweet white wine for several hours makes an uplifting & cheering wine, very good for the winter blues.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

a handful of fresh herb steeped in a medium to sweet white wine is a good tonic wine, excellent for settling the stomach.

Sweet Woodruff (asperula odorata)

5g of fresh flowering herbs steeped in medium white wine for 3 hours is an excellent tonic for strengthening the body and mind.

Rosemary Tonic Wine

1 bottle of medium white wine
6 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Open the bottle of wine and insert the sprigs of Rosemary (You may need to pour out a little of the wine so that the herbs will fit in the bottle). Make sure that the herb is completely immersed in the wine. Cork the bottle and leave in a cool, dark place for two weeks. Strain off the herbs and take a small glassful (about 250mls) as a tonic. Rosemary improves circulation, it is also a stimulant, so avoid taking before bed. Take half an hour before meals to aid the digestion.

Note: You should not drink these nor make these if you’re age is under the legal drinking limit in you state, country, etc. Unless you have permission from a parent/guardian (even then). Check here if you’re unsure what your local laws are.

Ending the week with a gentle abs workout 😊💪
What is the one thing you always make sure you have in your gym bag??
1⃣Coconut water
2⃣Trail mix
3⃣Ipod

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KQED Food: Watermelon Girl Explores Summer Fruit Through Traditional Chinese Medicine       

Lila Volkas shares what she’s learned about the medicinal qualities of fruit from acupuncturist and food as medicine consultant Mamie Chow L. Ac.

For example:

  • Fruit digests at a different rate than other foods and therefore is most beneficial when eaten by itself
  • Apricots can be helpful for eyesight
  • Peaches are cooling by nature and can promote blood circulation and nourish body fluids
  • Eating watermelon can cool your stomach, sooth irritability and promote fluid creation

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Here’s a neat little image I made comparing a carnivorous bird’s digestive system to a very unique herbivorous bird’s. On the left is a Red Tailed Hawk and on the right is a cool South American bird called the Hoatzin which eats exclusively plant material. Their digestive system reflects this fact in that their crop is extremely enlarged and acts as a fermentation chamber so they can break down all the plant material they consume. It’s very similar to the ruminant guts of cows. They’re playfully named “stink birds” by some, because of the ferment-y odor they give off.

STRESS LESS!
We have so many clients who experience bloating, abdominal discomfort, nausea and constipation during the WEEK, yet on the WEEKEND all of these symptoms disappear! ☀️

Our STRESS LEVELS directly impact how our digestive system operatives, when we are under stress a hormone called adrenalin is produced, which diverts blood flow away from the digestive system, resulting in poor digestion + symptoms listed above!👆

SlimBliss + Skinbliss contain herbs that assist with enhancing digestion when everyday stressors get the best of you! ☺🌻🍃

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Detox Yoga | 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Detox and Digestion

Join Adriene for this sweaty cleansing Yoga For Detox practice! This detox yoga sequence is designed to make you sweat as you build strength and twist it out. Massage the internal organs, tone the body and shed weight with this mindful yoga flow for detoxification and digestion! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBPP_izKKSs

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5 reasons to grow mint

  1. Mint is so simple to grow, all you need is a cheap tub and some dirt. I used the old inside of a washing machine, and it’s perfect! It also looks great in the garden.
  2. Mint makes for an amazing tea with or without honey or sugar.
  3. Mint has many healing benefits and can help with digestion, constricted muscles, minor aches and pains, and is great as an antiseptic and antibacterial.
  4. It is great for cooking or making sauce for lamb roasts. Or even just dipped in chocolate.
  5. Finally, it is useful for making lotions and beauty products. Mint can also be used to treat acne. 

Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors’ microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.

And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have wiped a few dozen species right out of our digestive tracts. One missing microbe helps metabolize carbohydrates. Other bygone bacteria act as prebiotics. And another communicates with our immune system.

In other words, Americans’ digestive tracts look like barren deserts compared to the lush, tropical rainforest found inside indigenous people.

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Illustration Credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Yikes!

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Just because Thanksgiving is wrapping up and Christmas is around the corner, there’s no reason to put the brakes on some good eats, especially the ones that give your guts their much-needed exercise to keep your lurching lunch down~!

An art trade with dangerouslygooey heheh, long since overdue and delayed, but finally done! Really happy with this one, and hope yall like it too~! <3 

How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

You might wonder why 48 million Americans get food poisoning every year, yet there are some animals that seem to be immune from even the nastiest germs.

We’re talking here about vultures, which feast on rotting flesh that is chockablock with bacteria that would be deadly to human beings. In fact, vultures have a strong preference for that kind of food.

“The real question is how can they actually stand eating things like this,” says Lars H. Hansen, a professor of molecular microbial ecology at Aarhus University in Denmark.

He turned to Michael Roggenbuck at the University of Copenhagen because he studies communities of intestinal bacteria.

Roggenbuck was working on his Ph.D. at the time. He set to work examining the guts of 50 turkey vultures and black vultures that had been trapped and killed near Nashville.

He expected to see a huge variety of bacteria in the gut, as you’d find inside human intestines. Instead, he found an ecosystem dominated by two species of bacteria, both well-known poisons: fusobacteria, which can cause blood infections; and Clostridium, which produces deadly botulism toxins.

So why didn’t the vultures get sick from a gut full of nasty germs? “There are several possibilities,” Roggenbuck says.

They could have developed immunity to these toxins as they evolved to eat their everyday diet. Also, other disease-causing germs are likely killed in the stomach, before they even get into the intestine, Hansen suggests. He says vulture stomach acid is 10 to 100 times stronger than human stomach acid, “so it seems like the stomach itself is a very harsh environment.”

“Another hypothesis could be that they’re actually using the bacteria in the stomach as some sort of probiotics,” Hansen says. By having a gut full of a few tolerable species of bacteria, it’s possible that those would crowd out other deadly microbes.

Hansen, Roggenbuck and their colleagues published their results Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

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The inside of the leatherback sea turtle’s esophagus looks TERRIFYING.

h/t Earth Touch News