Why Screaming Girls Have Benefits + A Recipe for CALM

Here’s a glimpse into how a typical conversation I have with myself goes some days…

I don’t want to write today.
Just start…
No.
But…I want to go outside.
No you don’t.
I want to work out.
That’s lame, you are just avoiding writing. Sit your ass down and just start.
Deep breath…
That’s it, quiet your mind.
Breathe.
More breathing.
Come on, you’re NOT BREATHING right!
Efffff…
Okay.
There are teenage girls in my hot tub screaming.
Do all teenage girls have to scream constantly?
The sound of squealing girls bugs the sh*t out of me.
Boys don’t squeal. (Insert guilt… comparing mom thought)
Start breathing again.

This is a very unattractive teenage girl quality. If I were a teenage boy, I would definitely avoid this and zone out on video games. (ahhh…a bit of revelation – I must be starting to breathe!)

Two questions:

  1. Why are they in my hot tub in the middle of the day, don’t they have a list of crap to do?
  2. Why does it sound like someone is being killed every 2 minutes?

After investigating if there is a possible murder and confirming that, in fact, one has died, I close the door to my office to buffer the screeching and find myself with a smile.

I realize that their squealing is JOY: countless emotions, thoughts and feelings, leaking out through their beautiful, hormone-ridden bodies, as if some one has taken a soda bottle and shaken it up and out through the top the bubbling soda sprays everywhere.

There is joy spraying everywhere.

God forbid it should spray all over my home, into my heart and infuse everyone with reckless effervescent ridiculous happiness… This would be just awful (yes, please sense the sarcasm).

I quickly realize that I want this joy and I’m glad they chose to share. So, my friends, I choose to share something that makes me pretty joyful myself: my favorite nighttime drink ritual! I promise There is no squealing, breathing, or murder involved.

Peace, love and CALM…

A.

CALM: A Calcium and Magnesium Nighttime Cocktail

I love this stuff. I have a hard time sleeping generally, and since I am an “older” mom and have fatigue, I need more magnesium and calcium because I hear old chicks don’t get enough calcium. And since I’m a mother, naturally I have stress which causes magnesium deficiency (add to the list of hazards of working, exercising, and being a wife and mother). I originally heard of this natural CALM mix in Dr. Junger’s book, CLEAN when I was doing a detox—which, by the way, I highly recommend. And while we are on the subject of detoxing, it also makes you poop really big. (Yup, I said it and EVERYONE POOPS — read the book.)

Here’s the gist:
“Natural Calm is the solution to both restoring a healthy magnesium level and balancing your calcium intake—the result of which is natural stress relief.” You can read the long story here.

Apparently 80% of American men do not have healthy magnesium levels and 70% of us American women do not have healthy magnesium levels. So make you and your love a little nighttime cocktail. Most people drink it straight, as it doesn’t taste that bad, but I fancy it up a little… because you know I like it fancy!

What you need:

1–3 teaspoons of CALM – you can get it here or at most health food stores.
8 ounce Glass of Ice Water
¼ cup Liquid Gold (lemon ginger juice recipe)
3–5 drops Organic Liquid Stevia (to taste)

Prep:
Stir 1–3 teaspoons of CALM into ice water until dissolved.
Add Liquid Gold and Stevia and stir until mixed well.
Serve and enjoy.

Side action:
It helps relax you.
You may want a little action.
Add more Liquid Gold if you like more lemony – it’s good for you.

What’s playin’ in the background:
“Say Hello 2 Heaven” — Temple of the Dog
“Detox” — Sublime

Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold: super food lemon ginger cocktail

This simple recipe is a detoxifier, immunity powerhouse, assists in weight loss, an anti-
inflammatory, cancer fighter, anti-bacterial, virus killer and more.

I have had so many requests asking me to clarify the whys and quantities of this elixir I posted on Facebook sometime ago; I thought it would be helpful to run through it in detail. I have found that this really helps my family and I boost our immunity and stay healthy. Here is why:

Lemons: The Alkalizing Powerfood

Lemons are acidic to the taste, but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming foods and this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. They are ridiculously good for you.

“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” –Alfred E. Newman

Lemon Highlights:

  • Alkalizing
  • Rich in vitamin C
  • Liver stimulant – God knows after the holidays my liver needs some love!
  • Cleans out waste
  • Used to treat Scurvy – for all you pirates out there.
  • Dissolves gallstones, calcium deposits and kidney stones
  • Helps to neutralize free radicals
  • Lemon peal contains phytonutrient effective in help brain disorders – like I need more.
  • Destroys intestinal worms
  • Antibacterial
  • Strengthens blood vessels
  • Contain 22 anti cancer compounds
  • Provides optimal cell energy
  • You can read more from this great article from Care2″ Make a Difference

Ginger: The Wonder Root

Ginger is spicy with many healing properties. My grandmother would put ginger on everything. She wrapped it with gauze to mend a sprained finger or sore throat or mince it into tea for stomach related relief. I did not know why back then but now know that ginger paired with love will keep us sassy.

Ginger Highlights

  • Combats excessive inflammation – when inflammation subsides the body can heal itself – Chronic inflammation causes diseases.
  • Relieves nausea – very effective for me when I had morning sickness.
  • Fights viruses
  • Anti cancer agent
  • Boosts immunity
  • Increases circulation and blood flow
  • If you want to fall more in love with Ginger read this from The Worlds Healthiest Foods:

 

Liquid Gold Recipe

You will need:

  1. Juicer – I have and recommend this Jack LaLanne Juicer because it is super easy to clean and affordable.
  2. 16 oz. jar with lid
  3. 4-6 whole lemons with peel
  4. 6-8 inches of ginger root – you do not need to peel
  5. Wash lemons and ginger thoroughly.
  6. Juice lemons and ginger in to jar and cover.
  7. Add 2-4 ounces of Liquid Gold mixture to water and enjoy.

Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Variations

Add 2 pears or 2 apples, adds sweetness and cuts tartness and spiciness. (Apples and pears aid fluid and mucus reduction.)

Add liquid vitamin D – (Vitamin D plays role in strong bones, cell growth, immune function and reducing inflammation.) Find Out More.

Add oregano oil – (Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), headaches and heart conditions.

The oil of oregano is taken by mouth for intestinal parasites, allergies, sinus pain, arthritis, cold and flu, swine flu, earaches and fatigue. It is applied to the skin for skin conditions including acne, athlete’s foot, oily skin, dandruff, canker sores, warts, ringworm, rosacea and psoriasis; as well as for insect and spider bites, gum disease, toothaches, muscle pain, and varicose veins. As from Webb MD. Find out more.

Add ice and blend with honey to taste for lemon/ginger slushy.

Add to sparling water with honey to make best soda ever.

Replace cranberry in basic “Cosmopolitan” recipe – See here

Cheers!

Self-care will change the world. #loveally

Love yourself well.

Ally