This tea should be taken the first thing in the morning before you eat anything else. The combination of ingredients have been combined using evidenced-based information which you are encouraged to research yourself.
Why drink this the first thing in the morning?
Just like you went to sleep and rested, so did your organs. Many of you are slow to get started and may need encouragement or a jump start. This is to jump start your organs and wake them up so they will work as efficiently as possible for you. The warm tea to your organs is similar to someone running water when you have to go to the bathroom urgently… you just have to go and there ain’t no stoppin ya!
While you are sleeping, the enzymes in your body are like the Lilliputians (tiny people) in Gulliver’s Travels and your body is like Gulliver (giant). The enzymes (tiny people) are working to digest the foods and toxins your body (giant) consumed either by eating or absorbing through breathing what is in the air or touching which includes the dyes and detergents in your clothing. Now, in the morning, it is your job to help these enzymes out, they have been working hard all night to keep you healthy by breaking down and absorbing the beneficial stuff while leaving behind what they want you to throw/get rid of for your healthy. Getting rid of the old stuff allows them to be most efficient in their job of providing you with energy and keeping your house (body) clean. For all the work they do, they ask for very little in return. Just give them a little help with pushing things out.
Your stomach, intestines and organs work together like the blades and motor of a garbage disposal. Most of us know that before you turn on your garbage disposal in your kitchen, you must first turn on the water and then flip the switch before putting the food down the drain or it may clog or burn out the engine. Your body digesting food works the same way.
1 gallon of water (pH alkaline if possible)
4-6 organic green tea bags
2 oz fresh organic grated ginger
5 sticks cinnamon
1 Tsp ground cinnamon
2 oz fresh organic grated turmeric
1 whole organic lemon
1 whole organic lime
2 oz fresh organic mint including stems
1/4 tsp organic cayenne
HOW TO MAKE:
Put all above ingredients in a stainless steel or glass pot and cover with a lid.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour covered. Do not remove lid.
Let cool for 30 minutes and strain into a water pitcher (preferably glass)
This makes enough for you to have 2 six (6 oz) cups per day.
Drink one first thing in the morning and one just before your dinner meal.
Drinking this approximately 20 minutes before dinner, most people will consume 20% less food.
If this is too sour or bitter to for your taste, initially add a little Stevia or maple syrup.
alkaline water /”hard water” – soothes acid reflux, rich in anti-oxidant , rich in alkalizing compounds (calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, bicarbonate), reduces fatigue, breaks down disinfectant by products (DBP) neutralizing their affects, draws environmental toxins and pharmaceuticals from your body, good for athletes and those exercising because of the minerals AVOID: if you have kidney problems due to the high mineral content in alkaline water (http://www.precisionnutrition.com/alkaline-water-legit-or-hoax)
ginger – Stroke and Heart Disease. Indigestion and Nausea. Malabsorption. Compromised Immunity and Respiratory Function. Bacterial Infections. Fungal Infections. Ulcers and GERD. Pain. reduces muscle pain and soreness, fights cancer and reduces inflammation, helps to balance blood sugar (www.chopra.com/articles/the-health–benefits-of-ginger-tea)
cinnamon – “lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, protective anti-oxidant levels, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer and heart disease-protecting abilities, helps to eliminate visceral fat (deep fat under the skin) (https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon/)
turmeric -anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, increases brain neurotransmitters, lowers risk of brain diseases, prevent and treat cancer, lowers risk of heart disease, research is being conducted for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, treatment for arthritis, helps to reduce depression, reduces age related chronic diseases (https://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/)
lemon/limes – lemons are higher in vitam C and potassium while limes are higher in calcium both are acidic outside the body, but once ingested has an alkalizing affect on the body, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. detoxes, kidney stones, lowering body temperature, reducing strokes, helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion, scent of lemons can also repel mosquitoes, while drinking lemon juice with olive oil helps to get rid of gall stones, blood purifier, cleansing agent after dinner, stop gum bleeding, weight loss, (https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lemon.html)
mint -appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation, boosts memory, repels mosquitoes, detox, increase bile excretion and increase bile flow, asthma, weight loss, prevent cancer, flatulence, heart burn, anti-microbial, astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275944.php)
cayenne – a catalyst that increases metabolism and carries the nutrients to the areas most needed at the time, anti-irritant properties, anti-cold and flu Agent, anti-fungal properties, migraine headache prevention, anti-allergen, digestive aid, joint and nerve pain, supports weight loss, assist in burning calories, (www.cayennepepper.info/health–benefits-of-cayenne–pepper.html)
This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician or other health care worker.
Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 000 immediately.
The views expressed on this blog and website have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other institution with which the authors are affiliated.