by Jana Janak
Can I have a lemon with my water? Why is this such a common practice? Is it for taste? Is it for health reasons?
Whatever your reason, if you already practice this habit, here are some benefits. Drinking Lemon in your water lowers the PH balance of your urine and decreases the stress that the Kidneys go through to maintain the PH level of the blood*.
Lemons contain Natural electrolytes which help supply minerals to your body and quench your thirst better than just plain water. Citrus flavonoids also reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation causes stress on the body which increases the cortisol production.
So, next time you are at a restaurant ask for water with lemon. But why stop there? Have lemons (or limes that have the same effect on water) on hand at home and start your day with a boost of lemon in your water.
Feel Your Best with Less Inflammation
Are you tired of being in pain? Tired of brain fog? Bloated stomach or poor digestion? Sleeping Poorly?
These are all signs of inflammation, which is a sign that something in your body is out of balance!
Whenever there is pain, there is inflammation. In-fact most Americans are in a constant state of inflammation 24/7. Medicating it is just a band-aid.
Join Tim Janak Jr for a 1 hour online live event that will teach you how to decrease inflammation naturally without medication so you can think clearly, have more energy, and feel more alive!
Register now for the October 24th live chat. Or sign up for my 6 week course where I help coach you through a month in a half of decreasing your inflammation.
Schedule Special bakery order for Thanksgiving and your special Holiday
Do you order pies or dinner rolls from a favorite bakery or restaurant? Now is the time to get your order in if you haven't already.
Have you nailed down any new present ideas? Remember to go ahead and purchase it, wrap it, and label all the presents as you go.
This Months Product Highlight: Sleep
Yep, that's right getting the right amount of sleep decreases stress in the body and allows the Parasympathetic nervous system to do its job. In preparation for the time change that happens at the beginning of next month, we are going to highlight products that will help you sleep. Use the code PATHS to get 40% off naCHer CBD's products today.
Try this herbal Blend as a Tincture: Sleepy Tincture
Support Healthy Sleep Cycles^
Improve deep sleep^
Boost Cognitive Function^
*Certified Organic Botanical
All of the Herbs in this blend are supper stars to help calm the nervous system. Helping you get a good nights sleep.
Unlike other members of the poppy family, California poppy is non-addictive, very safe, and gentle enough for children. California poppy has a "cooling" effect to an otherwise hot and wired nervous system. The cooling effect relaxes heat and can help to counter hyper and often agitated nervous system states. Herbalists have traditionally used California poppy to help calm anxiety and to relieve both mental and physical tension. California poppy functions as a relaxing sedative too, it is conventionally used for insomnia related to nervous system imbalances like repetitive thoughts or a lack of calm helping you lose interest in what you're stressed about.
Chamomile has a calming effect on people, and can be used to help induce sleep, ease frayed nerves, and promote a general sense of calmness and well being. It is great for those with nervousness or anxiety problems. Aside from having mental calming properties, chamomile is also good at relaxing sore muscles and tight joints. It can ease menstrual cramps and back aches, as well as relax the digestive system to ease upset stomach or indigestion issues.
Passion Flower is a gentle anti-anxiety and mildly sedative herb that can even be used to induce a good night's sleep in children. One particular study asked volunteers with trouble sleeping to drink a cup of Passion Flower tea at bedtime for a period of time, all reported significant sleep improvement. The alkaloids "chrysin" and "benzoflavone" present in this herb have been found to increase GABA (gamma amino-butyric acid) in the brain. GABA is one of the inhibitory neurotransmitters, used by the brain to prevent over-excitement and attain balance. It also helps to decrease the activity of depression inducing brain cells. The increased GABA in the brain that Passion Flower can induce will also reduce the anxiety so often associated with insomnia. In addition, Passion Flower is known to be a muscle relaxant, easing away tension that can make it more difficult to drift off to sleep.
One of the great benefits of Skullcap is for insomnia and sleep disorders. While many remedies, both traditional and herbal, can lull you to sleep like skullcap, most leave you groggy in the morning. Skullcap promotes sound sleep without the unwanted side effects, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised in the morning. Before the advent of pharmaceutical tranquilisers, Skullcap was the go to herb for the relief of anxiety and nervous tension.
If you suffer from restless nights then Lavender has been proven to increase the time to awaken after first falling asleep. One study showed that Lavender increased the percentage of deep or slow-wave sleep in all of the group tested, and all of the individuals reported feeling more refreshed and energetic the next morning. In a study published in the journal "Phytomedicine", it was shown that lavender helps with restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and insomnia.
Wild Lettuce directly impacts the central nervous system, blunting its ability to feel pain.The pain relieving qualities of Wild Lettuce aid in relaxing the body. This makes it very useful in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, with it also called a feeble opium because it does not upset the digestive system. However, it is said to produce a euphoric, dreamy effect making it much easier to drop off to sleep. This sedative effect make it especially beneficial to an overactive nervous system and it’s particularly good for hyperactive children.
In Asia Gotu Kola has a long standing reputation as one of the best herbs for the brain. Several studies have shown that Gotu Kola has a complex action on the mind through enhancing neurite-dendrite growth and out branching in key areas of the brain. This action not only makes the mind calmer, sharper and more fluid but also protects brain cells from damaging toxins. Science has now isolated the active compounds responsible for the remarkable antidepressant effects of this herb. Two of these compounds - brahmoside and brahminoside - have sedative effects, whilst research shows that Gotu Kola reduces anxiety by around 50% in human studies. Studies have also shown Gotu Kola to reduce the "startle response" caused by sudden noises, allowing you to stay asleep longer.
Hops have been used to support deep and restful sleep, support a healthy response to stress, and help promote relaxation. Hops also works to enhance GABA levels in the brain. Research also indicates that the sedative effects of hops may come from its ability to lower body temperature. Lowering body temperature helps to bring about drowsiness and is an important part of the body’s sleep process. For menopausal women hops help to naturally regulate hormones, ease hot flashes, and calm nerves. Because of its phytoestrogens hops should not be taken by pregnant women or young children.
Valerian has a very strong odor that many people find unpleasant and therefore is left out of the herbal tea. In this tincture, however, Valerian is often used in combination with herbs that have calming effects. There are several research studies that combine valerian with hops to aid in sleep problems. Valerian has been used for hundreds of years as an herbal medicine to treat sleep problems as well as anxiety, irritability, excitability, and restlessness. Valerian has a calming, sedative effects on its user. It is known for its ability to lower anxiety and promote relaxation. By naturally increasing levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain it calms the activity of the neurons of the central nervous system, which helps lower anxiety and boost feelings of relaxation and calm. GABA is an important neurochemical for sleep. Healthy levels of GABA promote and protect sound and restful sleep, and help ensure we spend the right amount of time in slow-wave sleep and REM sleep, the two deepest and most mentally and physically restorative sleep stages.
Disclaimer: ^These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Please consult with a medical professional before consuming this product if you have any medical condition.
If you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, please consult with your doctor before consuming this product. Very little, if any, research has been conducted on the safety of drinking herbal tea during pregnancy.