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There are three things I recommend to people who eat a SAD diet and complain about feeling sick / bloated / stuffy / generally miserable / etc…
It doesn’t seem to matter if they continue their regular diet; any of these additions, or combinations of the above, seems to produce great results. Plus it means I can help people with out going anywhere near the words ‘vegan’, ‘raw’, ‘food’ or ‘diet’, which have the potential to be ticking time bombs that derail a perfectly good conversation about improving everyday health and happiness. And it often means that they start the day off feeling so good that they start to change other aspects of their diet over time too. Win-win-win!
So if you don’t already start your day with warm lemon water, I recommend you start tomorrow. If you already do, I suggest you consider supercharging the standard warm water + lemon juice combo.
I have read about various combinations over the years and have played with stirring in cayenne pepper, or turmeric and water infused with ginger but the spices just floated around on the top, and infusing water with fresh ginger took too long for what should be a quick morning routine one is happy to do as soon as they roll out of bed. Enter my beautiful, wonderful friend Dana – one of my biggest fans, and a true experimenter in the kitchen. I had the honor of spending a glorious Fourth of July on Martha’s Vineyard with her, and she shared her latest technique to improve the old lemon water routine and has let me share her genius with y’all ; )
I am going to buy some Cayenne today for tomorrow’s juice. Yummy! I find myself craving this ginger/lemon delight and I have even made it before bed in addition to first thing in the morning.
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