Posts tagged ‘lectrochi’

May 6, 2014

How to Undo an Overdo

ImageYou did it–rather, you overdid it. You ate too much, drank too much, or simply had two desserts you didn’t need and fell asleep on them. This morning, you feel well, frumpy. Don’t fear, you didn’t do as much damage as you think. Remember a pound equals 3,500 calories. So, even if you ate the entire box of donuts, and washed them down with a jug of whole milk, you’re out a pound. Despite the sugar shock you placed on your body, you’re going to be okay. In the whole scheme of things, it’s really not a big deal. Chock the day up to an “off day” and gear up for a new day. Here’s the game plan:

Image#1. Spend the day drinking (guzzling) water. Drink water as often as possible. You need to literally flush your system of the toxins you consumed during your indulgence.
#2. Eat 24-30 grams of fiber throughout the day. Do not go to sleep until you’ve ingested this fiber. Fiber works as a broom within your system to “sweep” out toxic buildup which makes it easier for fat cells to move through your body.
#3. Get 30-1 hour of activity. Literally, go sweat out the toxins. (Are you noticing a key word?) If possible, book an ion cleanse to help move toxic debris along. 
#4. Stick to stuff from the earth: grains, water, fruits, vegetables, beans as much as possible. Grab most of your calories from these foods.
#5. DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF or limit your calories below 1,000 calories. Depending on your height, weight, and age, you need a certain amount of calories to keep the fire burning within your system. Think of your metabolism as a fire. Think of these foods as lighter fluid, which boosts flames. On the contrary, foods that are high fat, highly processed, high sodium, or with many preservatives act like dirt/sand which puts a fire out. Trust me, you don’t want your fire to burn out. If it does, your body stops burning fat and calories as efficiently. This tip is especially important immediately following a day of over-indulgence.
#6. Drink tea once or twice throughout the day. I say caffeine is a-okay!* It’s my experience that caffeine also helps keep things moving–if you know what I mean. That is exceptionally important after a splurge as well. (*I want to make it clear that there is zero scientific research attached to this statement. It is purely my personal opinion.)
#7. Your taste buds may feel a little deprived since they got a mouthful–literally–yesterday, don’t give into them. Remember that the first bite of anything is the most savory, so if you are feeling weak, just have one bite of the indulgence. One small bite will not derail your efforts.Image
#8. Get a good amount of sleep. Your muscles and digestive system regenerate as you sleep, so give your body time to do this. Also, if you’re asleep, you’re not consuming anything
#9. Plan out tomorrow’s meals. Planning ahead ensures that you’ll have the supplies needed and fuel yourself appropriately.
#10. Spend a few minutes looking in a full length mirror before you go to bed. Say three nice things about your body and appearance. Smile at yourself. heck, even blow a kiss!

For more tips like these, or for personalized, goal-specific wellness coaching, email: lectrofit@gmail.com. Love yourself! 

April 29, 2014

The Tough Questions

Have you tried…? Have you heard about…? Did you know…? Thank goodness people everywhere are talking more about health and wellness. It’s becoming “cool” to shop at the Farmer’s Market and to add greens to your meal. At happy hours, I see organic drink specials and skinny versions of some traditional favorites. I appreciate that there’s a serious focus on self-care reform. With healthcare costs rising, and people having less time to get sick, a laser focus on self-care is inevitable.

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Two books by Rusty Gregory, I’d take a look at for a holistic health perspective. http://www.rustygregory.com

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I love the discussions I have with my girlfriends about health and wellness strategies. Building each other up is one of my favorite past times.

I had the opportunity to read: Self Care Reform, by Rusty Gregory. This author, out of Austin, Texas, asks the questions that go a step further from, “have you tried…?” I relate to his perspective that traditional medicine and strategies aren’t reaping the long-standing benefit of improved health. Too often, Americans are losing weight and inches, only to gain it back or expose new medical issues. Product A may help you lose inches and sustain your energy, but your liver is over-taxed or your colon is toxic. Too often, we attack a surface issue only to unveil a chronic issue limiting absorption of our fuel. As Rusty mentions in his book, even after decades of scientific research and study, Americans are getting bigger and sicker. Why? And, even more, why don’t more people ask this question of medical doctors? If you do, please let me know what they say. I am genuinely interested. (Email: info@laceypruett.com)

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With more Americans choosing natural remedies over prescription drugs for healing, I’m excited to see people doing what they can from where they are today. Resources are popping up everywhere, and you only have to go to your neighborhood bookstore to find reputable resources of instruction and encouragement. As a Holistic Wellness Coach, I am happy to be a resource to my detoxification clients, and I proudly suggest reading Rusty’s book, Self-Care Reform.

Within the book, you’ll ask yourself questions like the following:

  • What has derailed your past health goals, resolutions?
  • Which areas of wellness are most important to you?
  • How can you pull yourself out of a negative (un-motivated) slump?
  • What strengths do you have to draw upon during your workouts?
  • What would it take to change some negative habits you have?

Throughout the book, the reader has the opportunity to dig inward and identify some areas of strength and some challenging areas. With Rusty’s help, you’ll identify your wellness story; whether or not you’re alive and well and what exactly that means; identify enemies and goals, and you’ll build routines and strategies for lifelong change. What a gift! Check out Self-Care Reform today and start asking yourself the tough questions; the questions that matter most. Doing so, will take your wellness to another level. –Lacey Pruett

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Asking myself thought-provoking questions is therapeutic exercise for me. It’s healthy to check in with your mind and spirit from time-to-time.

Learn more about Rusty Gregory at: www.rustygregory.com or Tweet him @MaximumWellness

 

March 19, 2014

Ocean Freeze; Still a Breeze

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We are at the beach house for Spring Break this year, and it’s freezing. Ok, not freezing, but around 40-55 degrees, and NOT laying-out-in-the-sun weather. Despite the Cape Cod-like days, I’ve retreated to my daily jogs on the beach. I don’t usually do the same exercise on back-to-back days (it’s healthy to shake it up and there are so many activity options!) but somehow, being close to the water helps me loosen my grip on my rules and routine. I’ll shake it up, so I am not working the exact same muscles every day—sometimes sprint drills, other days it’s a beach boot camp routine, and some times it’s a sand jog and then Yoga. It’s tough to beat a steady-paced therapeutic run along the shoreline, but most of us can’t stop what we’re doing and run to a beachside town somewhere.

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Just sayin’

If you’re in a spot where a coastline isn’t accessible, check out these meditative, beach-like artists for your playlist:

 

  • Jimmy Buffett (duh)
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Sheryl Crow
  • The Beach Boys
  • Elvis (I’m serious. Must be all of those old Elvis movies I watched.)

 Or simply search the words: top. beach. party. songs. 

Another tradition at the beach house is smoothies. Despite the cooler temps, I still made my favorites that I share below. There’s several farmer’s markets in the area, so fresh, organic produce is easy to find, and I pack my vanilla Advocare protein powder. (I also mix half a scoop of protein powder into steel cut oats with cranberries for a morning meal or snack. Yum.)

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Add some cinnamon if you want. I’m a cinna-addict!

1 cup spinach

1 cup frozen mango or peaches

1 cup freshly-juiced carrot juice (or store-bought organic carrot juice)

1/2 cup almond milk or coconut water

Shot of wheat grass

1 scoop of protein powder

 

 

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1 cup spinach

1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup kale

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup raspberry or cranberry

1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Squeeze one lemon on top and blend. Enjoy!

ImageFor you fellow Holistic hotties out there, download some Enya and take your meditation or Yoga practice to the beach at sunrise or sunset for a boost in your spiritual health walk. I’ve never felt closer to God than I do at these moments. This past trip gave me an especially relaxing session as I reflected on the Water Element. Symbolizing spirituality and wisdom, this therapeutic combination got me thinking about how the ocean is like life… or maybe it just reminds me of my life.

Read on and let me know if you can relate.

 

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  • Changes, like waves, are coming whether you want them to or not.
  • Sometimes, diving in is your best bet; then, you can start focusing on something else.
  • Let it go. It’ll drift where it’s supposed to go on its own.
  • The tide rises and falls by someone higher up than you. Why are you trying to control it?
  • The water is blue; the water is green, too. It depends on where you’re standing.
  • An overcast day at the beach is still a day at the beach.
  • It’s okay to spend some time by yourself. Some else may block your view.
  • Powdery, white sand is beautiful, until you have to run in it.
  • Protect yourself—remember the sun can burn you even if you don’t see it.
  • The ocean doesn’t belong to you, but the memories you take from it are all yours.

 Peace y’all, Lacey

 

February 19, 2014

What’s in your Water?

If you’ve been following me on social media, you probably see some glamorous stuff (I’m a corporate spokesperson),  some sweaty stuff, (I’m a runner, fitness trainer, and sweater), some health and wellness stuff (I’m passionate about holistically caring for one’s health), and then you see some tubs of murky water and funny bio-electricity tools (I’m a certified LectroChi practitioner). One word to describe my life lately is: versatile! My husband and I joke that we are living the “not-normal” life, and my career has definitely followed along that journey. Despite the variety of my roles, and my activities, there’s one constant: WATER!

Image If I was ever on one of those reality TV shows and asked what one item would describe me, without using any words, I would show a good ol’ water bottle (BPA-free.) Water is a life source, meaning, we can’t live long without it. If we go dehydrated too long, our quality of life suffers—and if we keep letting ourselves get to a dehydrated state, overtime, our health suffers.

I’ve recently become aware that not all water is created equal. Check out: www.kangendemo.com. Ouch! I didn’t realize how acidic our water can get. After being introduced to several different brands of alkaline water, I researched the benefits of a higher pH water and reasons to alkaline your body ASAP! To take it a step further, and to fill my own bottles while I am not traveling and at home, there’s alkaline water filters like Kangen. My friend, Misty introduced me to Kangen water filters and how it can change the way you hydrate, beautify, and even clean your house! All with water! I’ve always known water is important–I just didn’t know how powerful it is!

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How acidic are you?

Sure, drinking the right water is a great first step; however, with an increasingly toxic environment, poor food options, and higher stress levels, we need to detox at the cellular level, hence my recommendation for ionic foot spa sessions and laser treatments. If you’re interested in learning more about Kangen water, contact:  Misty Scarbrough, Authorized Product Specialist Enagic USA Inc. at Toll Free 877-734-3858. Or message me and I’ll get you connected.

Water can benefit your stress levels in many ways you may not know. Starting your day off with warm lemon water engages your metabolism and works as a light liver detox. Over time, this practice can lead to clearer skin, less digestive issues, and of course, detoxification. Soaking in an Epsom Salts bath soothes my mind as much as my muscles these days.  I  make my own mix of coconut oil, essential oils and Epsom Salts to add to the jet tub and soak my daily worries away. Ahhhh…

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It’s been an interesting week of client sessions, and I can tell there’s some sickness going around town. When someone says, “Ew, that’s gross,” I love reminding them how they are cleaner and beautiful on the inside. Soaking in ionized water with a good book is easily a favorite holistic health remedy of mine. Let’s find a practitioner near you ASAP!

Water can be magical for your body and your overall health, so drink up, soak, steam, sweat, and repeat!  –Lacey Pruett

January 29, 2014

Quality Maintenance

You’ve heard the terms high maintenance and low maintenance, but I’d like to introduce: Quality Maintenance! You can imagine the debate I’ve sat smack in the middle of for most of my adult life:

When is someone considered high maintenance?

Being “raised” on the Texas pageant stage doesn’t help grow my low maintenance perception… Neither does being a professional spokesperson. For that matter, neither does being a Healthy Housewives Team Member. (Especially on weeks where we have a photo shoot or appearance booked.) From the outside, I’d say some days I appear downright high maintenance. Not true! I’d like to share some of my Low Maintenance Momma Tips with you, so you can be high maintenance in disguise with me.

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Skin Care

I use Dial Bar Soap on my face. (I’ll pause for the gasps.)

A Dermatologist shared this tip with me as a way to detour breakouts and combat my combination  (I say, oily) complexion. When I travel, I cut the bar in half (or in fourths for smaller for quick trips) for easily packing and use on the road.  (I do use a super-secret face oil afterward that moisturizes and protects my youth. This is proprietary info at this time.)

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Body Care

Coconut Oil is my skin lotion, lip balm, teeth brightener, hair moisturizer, cuticle softener, foot scrubber (when melted to a liquid and mixed with sea salt). When I travel, I put a few scoops into a small container and I’m set.

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Hair Care

I try to go 3-4 days without washing my hair. Before you judge my nastiness factor, let me say that I have super dry hair. I’d even add a ‘duper’ to that. I wash my hair one day, style the next day, style the following day with a spray of dry shampoo on my roots, and if I need/can, I’ll even do an up-do the following day—then wash my hair again.  I use Kenra brand dry shampoo and hair spray. LOVE IT! No it’s not all-natural, but it works. If you find something all-natural that works as well, let me know. I’ll give it a try! (I haven’t found one yet.)

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Nourishment

I don’t have time to cook, or prepare food every day. Rather, I don’t make the time. It’s not worth it to me, because I know I can get the nourishment my body needs from blended nourishment (I am a juicing queen—it takes a total of seven minutes from start to finish, especially if you cut produce ahead of time and store in your fridge. I make time for this. It’s a self-commitment and conscious decision. I will hang up with you to get my juicing in.) and supplements. Call it what it is—it’s my life and it works for me. The Standard American Diet (SAD) hasn’t impressed me in a while, and sadly, it appears to be getting even more difficult to find convenient, organic options sprinkled among my daily activities and obligations. (I love traveling to the West Coast—most airports there have a few all-organic food stands to choose from.) OneBode whole foods supplements travel well and have a permanent spot in my luggage and purse. Lectro Life’s ImmuneCleanse and UltimateO2 products are also daily consumables. I find a smoothie or juice bar as often as possible when I am out and about. Drinking my ideal ratio of carbs, protein, and fat is fine with me. I have stuff to do!

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Be sure you receive a quality ionic foot soak. There’s too many cheaply made alternatives out there. I trust Lectro Life Technologies!

Relaxation

I exercise daily (I’m worth 30-50 minutes and so are you.) and yes, it’s a stress reliever. I love my Lectro Chi Premier Foot Spa and soak my feet while reading the mail, news, or a good book. (Let’s not lie, some times I am on a conference call… but it’s still relaxing if your feet are soaking in warm, ionized water.) Sometimes I’ll just stare into space and hold one of my pups. Depends on the day I’ve had. I do share massage swaps with my husband. He rubs my shoulders and neck, and I rub his back. We also give each other bonus points for quality time.

DISCLAIMER: I occasionally treat myself  to a massage or pedicure with a girlfriend or for special occasions (PMS). My hair IS high maintenance. I own that one.

Feeling and looking your best doesn’t mean you get a speed pass to high maintenance status. Be kind to yourself, be real with others, and invest your time wisely. As I learned just this week as I said goodbye to a loved one, life is way too short and you just never know what tomorrow will bring. Celebrate the moment right now—for this moment is your life. Maintain your quality, sassy self without stressing!   –Lacey

January 27, 2014

Why would I spend 40 minutes soaking my feet?

http://youtu.be/Zstg17MS5As

Take a listen to Matthew Buchanan as he explains the whats, whys, and how’s of the Lectro Chi Premier Foot Spa. It also explains why I invested in a unit for my family and why you should too.

If you’ve never heard of or understood cellular detoxification, now’s your chance to take holistic health to another level. This, of course, takes YOU to another level as well. I love it! –Lacey

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Follow me on Facebook at: Facebook.com/laceyfit or on Instagtam at @Lectrofit for more on my work with Lectro Life Technologies and coaching clients into to a healthier lifestyle!

January 22, 2014

Big Dreams! Big World!

Big Dreams! Big World!

Big reasons to get and stay fit. I’m hosting a webinar at 3:00 p.m. cst TODAY, free to anyone who wants to learn more about cellular detoxification. Well, and other ways to keep your battery charged up for the ride. Sign up at link below or email: lectrofit@gmail.com

January 15, 2014

This is for me, not you…

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I just love this!

“This worked for me, so maybe it’ll work for you.”

How many times have you heard that statement from friends, clients, or random folks in the store? I get this a LOT. I understand that it’s partially because I talk to random people and I’m social (my husband will say I ask for it), but the other part is that people really do want to be helpful. I’ve tried various products that have been recommended to me, most of them, really great products. The truth is that what works for one body may not work as well for another’s body. I have a new favorite blog at OneBode and found a few recipes I’ve been collecting to try in my 30-Day Clean Eating effort. I want to put them all in one safe place, thus this blog. Although I’m sharing them, just know this is for me… but maybe you’ll like it, too? 🙂

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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

Serves 2

10 cups cauliflower florets, steamed soft

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 cups r broccoli

1 small bok choy, (about 2 cups)

8 oz poached/grilled diced chicken breast

Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Purée the cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a blender until very smooth. set aside. In a medium pan sauté the broccoli for 2 minutes in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, until lightly browned and starting to soften a bit. Transfer to a bowl and cook the bok choy for 2 minutes, in the same pan, adding a little more of the coconut oil if necessary, until starting to brown. Transfer bok choy to the bowl with the broccoli. Add the diced chicken, 2 cups of cauliflower purée, 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper and gently toss. Transfer mixture to a 4 cup baking dish, top with the remaining cauliflower purée and bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubble. If you like to brown the top a bit, broil for a few minutes after baking.

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I Have a Headache Juice

Juice together these ingredients to help ease headache pain:

  • 1/2 Pineapple
  • 3-4 Kale Leaves
  • 1 Stick of Celery
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/4 Lemon
  • 1/2 Inch of Ginger Root

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Healthy Key Lime Pie

CRUST INGREDIENTS* *Organic if possible

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 15 minutes and rinsed well
  • ¾ cup raw pecans
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 2½ Tbs. coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. high quality sea salt

FILLING INGREDIENTS* *Organic if possible

  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • ½ cup coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Put all the crust ingredients together in the work bowl of a food processor with the blade in place and process until the ingredients form a ball. Press into a 9-inch Pyrex pie pan.
Wash and dry the food processor bowl and blade. Add the filling ingredients to the bowl with the blade in place. Blend the filling ingredients together in the processor, and pour over the crust. Place in the freezer and allow to set for at least 3 hours or overnight. Take out and let rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes, or as long as it takes to soften, before serving.

I hope you have fun pursing healthy living. Stay tuned for a new 30-Day Guide to Healthier Living coming soon! I’ve been working on a helpful tool for those seeking to improve their health in some way. It all starts with nourishment and activity, and we’ll discuss this and more. I introduce you to simple steps you can take (or share with a loved one) in a simple carry-along booklet manufactured by Lectro Life Technologies. If you want to learn more about them or see what we’re up to, check out: http://www.lectrochi.com. You may see a familiar face.  –Lacey

October 30, 2013

Recovering the Holistic Way

I had Imagine Dragons blaring on the radio (on repeat—love them!) and running down my to-do list in my head. My multi-tasking journey was stopped short with a bang. I’ve heard about uncontrollable crying, but never experienced it until I saw my crumpled car and pieces of it in the middle of a major highway. I guess it was shock, combined with gratitude that I was walking, and sheer panic. I haven’t been in a car accident in years—like since high school age.

What do you do? Do I talk to this man, the other driver involved? Do I move my car? Can I move my car? The rattling in my brain made me question my coping skills a bit. I gathered my thoughts and heard my dad in my head, “stay in control, grab your mace, notice your surroundings, don’t give personal info, just insurance, at any time just lock yourself in your car and call the police.” Got it.

Aside from the unwelcomed reminder about what to do in the event of a car accident, I was given an opportunity to practice what I preach and help my body mend quickly.

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An oxygenated, alkaline body is the best environment to live, look, and perform well.

Soreness, anxiety, and anger—I already carry around tension in my neck, naturally, but I became more aware of the steel rod that appeared to be connecting my head to my hips. I knew my adrenaline was on overload, sending messages to my brain saying, “What the heck?” I knew there was a potential for inflammation, even if I didn’t bruise anywhere, since pain, in itself is a sign of internal inflammation.  To the ionic foot soak immediately!

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Bio-energy work focuses on the health of our cells. Healthy cells = healthy body

The infusion of hydrogen and then oxygen into my cells through bioelectricity supports cell repair. Cells make up EVERYTHING in your body. After soaking for the maximum 40 minutes, I retreated to the bathtub filled with Epsom salts, and a few drops of ImmuneCleanse and lavender. Thankfully, I have a very calm and understanding husband who let me just soak for a bit then go to sleep. Sleep! That was the third natural remedy I used to repair my body after the accident. The next morning, I went for a chiropractic adjustment and led boot camp that afternoon.

I know every situation is different, and some may take more recovery time than my experience, but I do know this—taking painkillers alone isn’t the answer for holistic and complete recovery from pain. Treating the symptom and not the underlying causes—all of them—leads to more issues down the road. Take it from me, a recovered Excedrin junkie.

The next time you feel pain, open your mind to natural remedies to heal you, and also invest in your long-term health. –Lacey

October 2, 2013

The A-Choo Choo Train Has Arrived!

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Chronic coughing, watery eyes, and sinus pressure is nothing to sneeze about! If you’re an audible reminder of the change of seasons, perhaps it’s time to take your allergies seriously.  When I was younger, I used to hide before coughing, and held in my sneezes (which someone told me would blow out my eardrums and ruin my hearing. So far so good there… although I stopped holding in my sneezes out of that fear.) Here’s your allergy edition of “Did You Know?”

Hopefully you’ll find one or two nuggets of new information that will save your makeup from running, your nose from chaffing, and maybe make you a little more pleasant as we navigate through the fall allergy season.

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Did you know…

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers don’t effectively remove all allergens. They kill bacteria, but not necessarily food proteins, whichcause food allergies.
  • Combatting inflammation is key to keeping your sinuses clear. Spirulina, Eyebright, Butterbur, Bromelain, and Goldenseal have all been recommended for allergy relief.
  • Showering off after spending time outdoors is a huge help in reducing the spread of allergens. A quick rinse after spending time outdoors can help remove allergens from your skin and hair and prevent them from spreading to clothes, furniture, pillowcases, and other surfaces.

A favorite home remedy that takes me back to childhood is the steam bowl. Pour boiling water into a bowl and with a towel over your head, hover your face over the bowl (not too close—it is boiling water!) This creates a steam to breathe in deeply and open up clogged passageways. For an added bonus, add a few drops of  Eucalyptus oil, which has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Ahh!

(BEAUTY TIP: While your pores are open from the steam bowl, wipe Witch Hazel on your face for a natural toner and antiseptic.)

Finally—here are two favorite recipes to soothe and decongest you through allergy season.

Lemon WaterPeppy Lemon Water

Warm lemon water with a few drops of peppermint oil (yep, t

hat’s all. So easy, you can have several detoxing, decongesting cups.)

The lemon water has soothing and detoxing properties, and the peppermint will assist with inflammation.

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Hot Cucumber Rolls

Mix together wasabi paste and red pepper hummus (or regular hummus and add crushed red pepper)

Slice crisp red, green, and yellow bell peppers

Thinly slice a cucumber long-ways (not the normal way)

Spread the hummus paste lightly onto half a cucumber slice

Roll two or three pepper slices into each cucumber and secure with a toothpick (for parties, add a almond-stuffed olive or a mint leaf

to the toothpick before securing to the roll.)

The wasabi and red peppers both have elements that work as temporary decongestants and cucumbers are detoxing helpers! All of these are feel-good ingredients to comfort yourself and your allergy-stricken body.

For more holistic tips and remedies, check out www.lectrochi.com or message me at info@laceypruett.com for information on what I use to stay allergy-free (and away from sickness altogether!)