Hi, I’m Connie. And I’m all sorts of crazy. I want to live in a world that’s filthy with organic farms, mom & pop bookstores, and artsy cafes. When I’m not creating humorous content (that often contains four-letter words) you can find me re-reading the collected works of Chelsea Handler, Paul Jarvis, sampling obscene amounts of chocolate without a trace of shame, and optimistically checking out my window to see if UPS has delivered my latest Amazon present.
Tigernut is a small root vegetable common in the Middle East and Africa. It does not cause autoimmune or allergic reactions. It is a balanced meal in itself with its high-carb, protein, good fat, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins content. It is a nutrition-rich substitute for white flour. Unlike other grain-free flour, tigernut flour gives the right flavour and texture in baked foods.
Meditate to connect with your inner soul and the greater universal power. Get to know yourself, build your intuition, and reflect. Start by meditating for short sessions. Sit in a comfortable posture. Inhale deeply to get "in the zone.” Focus on your breath. If your thoughts wander, bring the focus back to your breath slowly. Don’t be critical about your practice. Don’t give up.
Lemon tea tonic, avocado, green tea, cilantro and parsley should be your new favourites. Lemon tea tonic is an energy drink that improves digestion and removes toxins. Avocado helps keep cravings at bay. Green tea boosts your metabolism with its antioxidant EGCG, while the cilantro-parsley duo does so by reducing internal inflammation. Here is a green recipe to try!
Holy basil is an adaptogenic herb that brings the endocrine and hormone system back to balance. People with a high caffeine intake, who are always anxious and stressed out, have trouble shutting off their brain at night, have insomnia or keep waking up often throughout the night should take Holy Basil supplements. It brings down cortisol levels and reverses adrenal fatigue.
You should exercise mainly for the health benefits rather than for being skinny or chasing a dress size. Your minds forces you to quit when your workout regimen becomes a punishment. Exercise helps you in neurogenesis, boosting natural 'feel good' hormones, creativity, reducing stress and in establishing new connections between brain cells.
It is not normal to feel hormonal—exhaustion, mood swings, and period cramps. Your body is probably getting estrogen overload through certain foods. Maintain your body’s hormonal balance by avoiding nuts, seeds and soy. These are phytoestrogens that have harmful side effects. Supplement your diet with magnesium that is necessary for most cellular processes.