It’s all about the power of Lemons!


I receive a lot of wonderful newsletters from health and wellness experts.  One particularly caught my eye because the subject is in my book, Is Gluten Free For Me– I actually offer this suggestion as the best way to start your day! When I come upon items like this it makes me feel validated.  Not that I need to be validated – but nonetheless, it lets me know my instincts are right on.

This is an excerpt from the Integrative Wellness Newsletter written by David Lynch, who lives in Bogota, Columbia.  The pictures are from his article, also.  It is like having a preview to my book:

“You’re bombarded with toxins in today’s modern world… everywhere from the polluted air you breathe, the water you drink, the shampoos and other cosmetics that lather your body with chemicals, and of course, all of the chemical additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful compounds in the food that you eat.

All of these TOXINS can have harmful effects on your body, harming your metabolism and hormones, impairing your digestive system, and zapping your energy levels.

If you were told there was ONE thing that you could do first thing each morning to help your body eliminate some of these toxins, improve your digestion, stimulate your metabolism, and BOOST your energy, would you do it?  Of course you would… and it takes less than 1 minute!

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.   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.”

lemon water

Three reasons to Start Your Day with Warm Lemon Water, July 6, 2013 by The Alternative Daily

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!

So there you have it, from the experts.  Start your day with a lovely, refreshing warm cup of lemon water, do some deep breathing, have some protein and you will be off to a healthy start!

You can purchase a PDF of the second edition of Is Gluten Free For Me –  It is filled with so much good, healthy info (plus wonderful Bible verses to help and inspire you)! 

Have a wonderful, blessed rest of your week!

Joyce Goodman


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