As we cruise along into the gorgeous days of fall, we wanted to share with you a special concept which can help you think about your health in a new light.
It has to do with an analogy between your health and a bank account.
Think of it this way. Your financial bank account is a balance between your money deposits and withdrawals.
But when your withdrawals are greater than your deposits, you’re on the road to financial trouble.
Well it’s the same thing with health. We all have a “health bank account” that also consists of creating a balance between deposits and withdrawals.
Deposits would consist of things like regular exercise, a nourishing diet, strategies for stress reduction like yoga or meditation, targeted supplements, etc.
And what about the withdrawals?
These would include things like toxins in the air, water and food, lack of quality sleep, stressors in our work and personal life, etc. Though some of these withdrawals are not within our control, the truth is that as long as you can minimize the withdrawals and place extra emphasis on the deposits, you will never be in the red.
And not only will an abundance of health deposits enhance your current state of health, it builds a reserve that can help you get through periods when there are a lot of withdrawals.
Speaking of health deposits, one great way to enhance your nutrition is to add some collagen or gelatin to your diet.
Collagen is fabulous for skin, hair, nails, digestion, leaky gut, and so much more.
There are lots of great ways to work this magic into your day but one of our favorite methods is to make jello or gummies. I (Jane) shared my first hilarious experiment with this in a previous blog post, but I made another batch recently and switched up the recipe slightly with awesome results, using blueberries instead of raspberries and lime juice instead of lemon.
Wanna try it? Here’s the recipe for you:
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3/4 cup lime juice (I used THIS)
- 2-4 Tbs raw honey (I used 2 which came out more tart than sweet)
- 4 Tbs grass fed gelatin (THIS is one of our favorite brands)
Blend the fruit and juice together. Pour into a saucepan and begin heating. Add the honey and gelatin and stir constantly with a whisk, letting the mixture simmer (not boil) until it thins out (about 4-5 minutes). Remove from pan and pour into silicon molds. Place in fridge for about 2 hours to harden.
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