Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tweaking my health...

I've been trying to drink more tea than coffee lately. Not that I am a heavy coffee drinker - maybe 1-2 cups a day, sometimes none!
This is a new Earl Grey type that I tried and its very nice.
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Monday, I had a pamper session. gus had given me a voucher for my birthday in 2013 for a half hour upper body massage and a 1.5 hour deluxe pedicure. I was in heaven! The massage was great but the pedi topped it off!
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Perfectly pimped toes, all dead skin sloughed away (it helped that I'd had that other pedi just before my birthday this year - the girl thought my feet were too good to be true!
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I have had a stiffness in my neck for over a month now so I finally got in to see a Naturapath and had some Bowen Therapy. It will take a few appointments before I get that neck fixed, but it has freed up a bit already.
I had a really good, comfortable nights sleep last night, waking at 5.30 thinking it must be time to get up!
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The therapist also suggested I take Magnesium for cardivascular health and it can also lower blood pressure and maintain hydration of muscles and joints. I have to drink the powder dissolved in a glass of water, morning and night.
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Dinner last night - my own recipe for curried baked rice - 1 cup Basmati rice, 2 cups of hot water, 1 teaspoon of curry powder and chicken stock powder, fresh corn cut off the cob, diced capsicum, grated carrot and zucchini and I had some spring onions wilting so they got tossed in too! Stir to combine, cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Check how its going, dob about 2 teaspoons of butter on it and give it a stir. Recover and bake a further 15-20 minutes until all is tender.
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I made beef shasliks from a piece of rump steak and fried off in a large skillet. I served it with a quick from scratch satay sauce - yum, yummo! Recipe here:
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I've been slack with our morning juicing so I made a nice one this morning... This pic is from another morning but its usually the same - orange, apple, carrot, celery and today I added a small fresh beetroot too. Power juice!
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Rather than go for a walk early this morning, I set off after breakfast at 8.30am ... just a quick walk of 25 minutes. My poor knees and feet need to get used to pounding the roads again!
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Past our swimming lake which is currently empty for winter...
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Once home, I had a cup of organic tea which has licorice root, peppermint leaf and sweet fennell and basil in it ...
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I should be jumping out of my skin! Now its time for work so hi ho, hi ho ...
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Cheers - Joolz xx

11 comments:

  1. I just love reading your blog :) Your meals are always full of goodness, if only there was smell a blog! LOL
    Just a word of caution in regards to the tea that contains liquorice root, it can cause blood pressure to rise. Admittedly it could take a lot of liquorice root in tea to cause this but you can never be too careful.
    Blessings, Sami Jae,

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    1. Thank you for the tip about licorice root. Funnily enough, I ended up with a fuzzy head and nasty headache today. Maybe I'll steer clear of that tea...

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  2. Hi Joolz - looks like you have your health plan sorted. Good luck with the walking, I'm about to get back into my regime too. Can't say I like Earl Grey, but I see they have a new licorice style variety so I might try that one too. cheers Wendy

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  3. I should get out walking again too, but I have one really dodgy knee that I don't trust and worry I'll fall flat on my face whilst out walking. Food as ever looks lovely!

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  4. For good health, try yoga. It is great for so many things including sore necks and such. See if there is a yoga class available for you to do.

    I have been taking magnesium tablets for a while, ever since going to a health forum held by Dr Cabot, she is brilliant! Epsom salts are magnesium, so if you have a nice soaking bath with it in, your body will absorb the magnesium. Now the weather has warmed up, I am back to eating healthier and exercising. Winter is a horrible time for me, I get so lazy and eat far too much food that is bad!!

    Take care of yourself Joolz,

    xTania

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    1. The naturopath that I saw actually conducts 2 yoga classes in our town each week. I plan to go to Tuesday's class next week. Right! That has made me accountable so I will have to blog about it, eh?!

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    2. Yes you will lol!

      I wanted to go to yoga here, but the only class available has been cancelled for now, drats!

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  5. Love the smell a blog idea. I have just been looking at different teas, starting with green tea for a while instead of coffee...and I must hit the pavement too. That rice looks amazing! :)

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    1. I have never been able to like green tea but some of the fruit teas are nice. I love a good peppermint tea.

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  7. I am loving drinking alsorts of different tea, I went cold turkey on coffee a few months ago, it was fine after I got over the headaches. Cinnamon decreases heart pressure and licorice increases it Joolz. So a cinnamon tea would be good. I should book myself a pedi!

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