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Did You know this about Lemons???…

(ALSO... READ the Health BENEFITS of Starting the Day with Lemons BELOW)

Lemons are part of the citrus family. Citrus fruits, including grapefruits and oranges, tend to cool the body down and therefore should be consumed in the warmer months and avoided during the colder seasons; when the temperature in your area is 60F or less. Citrus creates mucus in the colon when the temperature is frosty during the winter time. The mucus will impair optimal absorption, interfering with the assimilation and utilization of nutrients from the lower intestines, impairing whole body healing and function.

Lemons can have very positive therapeutic benefits and can be beneficial for everyone.  I recommend a wedge of lemon (one-fourth of a lemon or less) to be added to six ounces of warm, purified water in your favorite cup. The pulp of the lemon and the stimulation generated from the frenzied water molecules promotes digestion and is an excellent practice to start in your daily health regime. The combination of warm water and lemon stimulate bile flow and liver function. You may consider adding a “floweret” or two of parsley to the water; parsley promotes kidney purification and cleansing.

Most people think citric acid creates an acid environment in the body. However, it does just the opposite. Citric acid becomes alkaline. The citric acid from the fruit pulp combines with the sodium in your intestines and creates what we call an “acid ash” residue. I have noticed that patients over forty, especially women, tend to have fibromyalgia pain when they eat or drink citrus on a daily basis. The pain occurs because the system becomes heavy on the alkaline side impairing nutrient absorption with resulting pain often in the upper back and shoulder region. If you have pain in your mid arm where the “deltoid” muscle attaches and consistently resort to over-the-counter pain relievers for relief, I would suggest going without citrus for a month or so. I know you will be pleasantly surprised. You may consider supplementing your diet with an ounce or so of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. The pH of the vinegar will neutralize the extreme alkaline state.  Take an ounce of ACV straight down the “hatch” or add it to their daily salad.

Lemons also make a great anti-oxidant or “rust remover” in the body. Cut an apple in half and squeeze the juice of fresh cut piece of lemon on one segment . You'll find that the side without the benefit of the citrus juice oxidizes faster. The same physiology occurs within your body. This experiment will help your family members who may not enjoy “healthy” food see why they may consider adding fresh fruits and veggies to their lives. 

You can also use lemon as an exfoliate scrub on your face. You can add lemon pulp with some Celtic Sea Salt® and gently wash your skin. The minerals and extracting properties of the salt along with the antioxidants and healing benefit of the vitamin C from the lemon will promote skin optimization over time.


The Health Benefits of Starting your day with Lemons

3 Major benefits of this morning drink to your body, health, and energy:

According to a leading health publication,

"The health promoting benefits of lemons are powerful. For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. We know that lemons are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser. 

Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so that the body can fight infection.

Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This may seem untrue as they are acidic on their own. However, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood.  Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar and grains), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints.

This reduces the pain and inflammation which many people feel. And the American Cancer Society recommends warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements."

Immediately upon waking each day, squeeze about 1/2 to 1 full lemon (depending on size of the lemon) into an 8 oz glass of warm or room temperature purified water.  This is gentler on your body first thing in the morning compared to ice cold water.  I've found that slicing the lemon into quarters before squeezing by hand is easier than squeezing halves.

Drink this at least 10 minutes before eating any food for the day.

Make sure to use fresh organic lemons to make this drink, and not bottled lemon juice.  You want to use organic lemons to avoid the pesticides that can accumulate.


1. Improves your digestion:

Lemon juice helps your body improve digestion and stimulates bile production. Lemon juice can even be an aid for heartburn and indigestion.

2. Boosts your energy for the day:

Even just the scent of lemon juice has been shown to improve your mood and energy levels, and reduce anxiety.  Plus the detoxifying effect and alkalizing effect of fresh organic lemon juice can improve your energy through the removal of toxins from your body.

3. Helps you to lose fat:

Since lemon juice helps to improve your digestive system, aids in removal of toxins, and increases your energy levels, this all combines together to help you to lose body fat as well through improving your hormonal balance... Yet another reason to add warm lemon water to your daily morning routine! 





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