Eat like St. Paddy’s Day: Green, Fresh and Fun
What we put into our bodies, what we think in our heads and what we carry in our hearts can make us healthy or sick.
The good news? Western medicine is (finally!) beginning to acknowledge what Chinese medicine has known for thousands of years: our emotions affect our physical energy or Qi (pronounced chi).
If you want more positive life energy this spring, go green by following these three simple steps.
Release: Let go. Whether you rant wildly or seethe silently, undigested emotions are like poison to your mind, body and spirit. Emotional toxicity festers in the liver and gallbladder, congesting your blood and Qi, and causing tension in the head (and heart!). Something as simple as saying, “I am angry about this” can release the knots in your stomach and skull. When we reveal how we feel, we allow ourselves to heal.
Renew: Eat green. One of the easiest, simplest and most powerful ways to boost your energy and your mood is to eat vegetables. Yes, your mama was right! Below are three green tricks to pump you up and slim you down. Green beer isn’t on the list, but we do offer a St. Patrick’s Day hangover cure!
*Add lime juice to your daily dose of filtered water. The juice helps you burn fat and decrease bloating.
*Add fresh leafy greens and sprouts during the spring months to increase energy, vitality and help your Qi flow.
*Add a hangover tool to your St. Paddy’s Day. Mix the juice of half a lemon with one teaspoon of coconut oil in two cups of warm water. Your liver will thank you.
Realize: Count your blessings. As the age-old Irish blessing goes: “May the road rise up to meet you/May the wind always be at your back/May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields/And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
With love & gratitude,
–Chris & Parisa Shelton