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KP is little red rough bumps commonly on the backs of your arms. My colon hydrotherapist also recommended warm lemon water so I will start tomorrow warming the water. Thanks for the info and all the great comments. Oil pulling might help too. Thank you so much for this comment! I have had keratosis pilaris all of my life. A dermatologist gave me a lotion for it when I was in my early teens, and it did nothing.
I hate my skin, especially during the winter. My KP is really bad, and it makes me so self-conscious. Thanks to your comment I have been researching oil-pulling and other natural remedies for KP, and I am so excited at the prospect of improving my skin texture. What is oil-pulling?
I have bad skin also ,all my life. I have Congental Ithyossis. I will try the lemon water. I hve a tree with blooms. I have been drinking lemon juice for awhile. My grandpa used to give me lemon water when I was a kid. So I like it just because it takes me back a little. I like my lemon water on ice better though.
People were wondering how much to use, I like to squeeze it in until the water becomes hazy. I do feel better than when I drink lemon instead of anything caffeinated. Who knows, maybe its just the water instead of coffee or pop. And I can smile when I urinate because it is clear instead of being so dark when I go on a pop or alcohol bender. I just thought that I would mention my tip for keeping tooth enamel perfect with regular lemon water drinking. I am a naturopath and tell clients to drink it through a glass straw as it reduces actual contact with the teeth.
Thanks so much for sharing!!! They said the amount I was drinking approx. You are the only one to bring this attribute of the lovely lemon. You are not alone in your knowledge….
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I just started doing the lemon water thing every morning and I like it a lot. Great community dialog! Thanks La Jolla Mama! Hi, this is so interesting blog. What about green tea and lemon? Now I want to know the differences.. Thanks I found this site of you Lajolla!
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I was wondering… I work nights from 9PM until am, my whole lifestyle is kinda upside down. When I eat meals, when I sleep, etc. My schedule is such that when I get off work I may eat light breakfast food before I sleep. It really does help your stomach and body digest the food better and may ease some of the pains you have when waking up. It is recommended to drink in the A. If I had an upside down work schedule as you said I would do the lemon water when I woke from my hour sleeping time because that is when your body will empty itself and the lemon water from my understanding will assist the body to do this!
I hope this helps. Aside from the fact that it adds a sweet taste to the sometimes bitter taste to some from the lemon it does carry many other benefits as well!!! Its powerful healing attributes have long been used thousands of years ago and known to promote healing for cuts, cure ailments and diseases, and correct health disorders for generations after generations.
The renowned UMF Manuka honey, perhaps the tastiest natural medicine, is commonly cited in many discussions on health benefits of honey. This honey not only fights infection and aids tissue healing but also helps reduce inflammation and scarring. In addition, it is often used for treating digestive problems such as diarrhea, indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis. Check out that website for some other benefits from honey. I dont know if it may counteract some of the benefits of Lemon Juice but since they seem to have similar benefits and that nature tends to work together in beautiful harmony, I would think that as long as both are pure organic it can only help!!!
I have been drinking Hot Lemon water for over 3 years now—-I started the same time I decided to stop eating meat. Because of the harshness on the teeth, I use a straw to drink my Hot Lemon Water. My morning ritual lemon, massage sesame seed oil on to hands and ear lopes, followed by a glass shot of apple cider vinegar to jump start my day.. Happy holidays……Ms. For those looking for weight loss gain from this as well, eat small meals through out the day with the lemon water in the AM and water with every meal and I can almost guarantee you will see benefits.
My example of the my 7 meals is morning 5am lemon water with organic vanilla yogurt and organic vanilla almond granola and a banana. Early morning snack am , half a pbandj and an apple. Late morning snack 10am half a PBandJ. Lunch 12pm , half of my sandwich, or whatever you want. The key is half of it. I love to indulge here in the middle of my day occasionally and go with a grilled chicken with swiss bacon and ranch, or chicken salad LT! Then around ill have the other half of my sandwich.
On my way home from work 5pm ill have the other half of the PBandJ and then home for dinner around , something light since ive been eating all day i dont need much. Grilled chicken, a cheeseburger with a veggie or 2 and of course my lemon water!!!. I like drinking it with lunch too but thats just me. Eating the smaller relatively healthy meals throughout the day keeps your metabolism firing all day and your body with food for nutrition and energy all day.
When i eat this way I have so much energy all day and lost weight pretty rapidly, in my opinion. That early morning snack is only an apple and the half of a PBandJ at 10am is correct. Feel free to substitute almonds or trail mix or whatever you would like for the snacks, the major key is some kind of fruit or natural protein to tide you over between meals and allow you to have those half meals and be satisfied. Its a little hard at the start to resist the whole meal but I promise if you wait it out a week or two you will see the benefits and the desire to keep seeing the benefits will outweigh that desire to have the whole thing at once!!!
Plus, at least for me, when I eat the whole thing it tends to make me sleepy :. Hi Erik! Thanks for your comments. Or same amount as before? And will you continue and eat more? I have always wanted to eat smaller meals but my lifestyle gets in the way with husband and daughter eating the three main meals. Hi lajollamom! I will continue eating this way because for me it gives me more sustained energy throughout the entire day. I also feel that its healthier for my body keeping it consistently fueled throughout the day.
You could try to work it into your routine by having things on hand during the day for snacks like nuts and fruit and just lessening your portions during your 3 main meals. You may be fine leaving your 3 main meals as is as well and just having the snacks regularly in between the main meals. I believe the main key is keeping my metabolism firing all day. I used to eat 5 to 6 meals a day but always ended up over eating.
Also I got more hungry eating that many meals. You are always thinking about food and you have to plan ahead. I prefer doing the 16 hour fast and eating within 8 hour window. So I eat at noon instead of in the morning and eat my last meal by 8. Women do better with 14 to 15 hour fast for some reason. But it is a good solid way to eat healthy and lose the weight in a healthy way…. And not to leave you out La Jolla Mom, thanks so much for this post!!!
You have clearly brought to the attention of many the clear and ever growing list of benefits of drinking lemon water and helped us all make a step in a positive direction for leading healthier lives!!! Loved this article — I have been drinking lemon water for over 4o years — gave up coffee about 45 years ago — I find it refreshing and satisfying. And you want your body to be acidic not alkaline.
Ok, this is super interesting. What is it about the lemon that makes the water alkaline? When I get water at a restaurant, I drop it in on occasion. Hi Sharon. All start with lemon water, however. Delicious Detox. A friend sent this to me last summer. I thought the readers here would also like to read it. Is 10, times more potent than chemotherapy. Why are not aware of it? Because there are organizations interested in finding a synthetic version, which allows them to make fabulous profits.
So from now on you can help a friend in need, letting you know that you should drink lemon juice to prevent the disease. Its flavor is pleasant. And of course, produces the horrible effects of chemotherapy. And yes it is doing so, plant a lemon tree in your yard or garden. All parts are useful. How many people die while this has been a closely guarded secret so as not to multimillion-dollar irrigation profits of large corporations? As you well know the lemon tree is low.
Not much space, is known by the name of Lemon, lemon, lime, Limoeiro gal. The fruit is a citrus fruit that comes in different forms flesh can eat it directly or it is normally used to make drinks, sherbet, sweets etc. The interest of this plant is due to its strong anti-cancer effects. And although he attributed many more properties, the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types. Some argue that it is useful in all forms of cancer. It is considered also as an anti-microbial spectrum against bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, regulates high blood pressure and antidepressant, combat stress and nervous disorders.
The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, who says that after more than 20 laboratory tests conducted from extracts showed that:. Destroy malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas …. The compounds of this tree showed 10, times better act by slowing the growth of cancer cells that the product Adriamycin, a chemotherapeutic drug, normally used in the world.
And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy, lemon extract, only destroys malignant cancer cells and does not affect healthy cells. I am on a strict low potassium diet doctors orders Am I still able to have fresh lemon juice mixed with water and I also heard that this drink will help keep hair healthy, shiny and stronger. I have uneven skin colour on my face will lemon directly applied help. Look forward to lots of replys. Belinda from Down Under. Thanks for this post, very informative.
I love lemons, and never realised they had so many health benefits. Just had a question about one of the other replies… What is PBandJ? I have been drinking hot water and lemon as my main drink for years and can honestly say I love it and look forward to it just like I used to with cups of tea. I even take lemons with me when I go out so I can still have it where ever I am.
As for the tooth enamel issue — I checked with my dentist last time I was there and she could not see that I was losing any enamel and as I mentioned this is my main drink throughout the day. I have been taking the lemon water for about 3 months now. It was trial and error to start with, first using a full lemon and then down to half, I now just use a quarter of lemon in a glass of luke warm water.
I also like to take Chlorophyll and Olive Leaf Extract as part of my diet so I just add that to the lemon water of a morning. Not sure what this combination does technically but overall I do feel good. The main reason I started taking the lemon water was for weight loss, digestion and reducing my acidity levels. That information was obtained from other health professionals on the internet. I also use a quarter of a lemon every morning in my very warm water. The body is in detox mode in the early part of the day, and real lemons, not in the plastic in the store, nor reconstituted, but the real lemon works in tandem with that process.
You are certainly doing fine things for your body in your addition of chlorophyll and the very powerful olive leaf extract. You have so obviously done your research. Pam Love had mentioned that liver loves lemon, and she is so very right. So in effect, you are really helping your liver to stay clean on a daily basis along with other organs also. I wait an hour or two. I just learned about them because someone here recommended using glass straws. Some come with a straw cleaner and being that they are glass they can be cleaned unlike plastic straws, they can withstand higher temperatures because of the type of glass they are made of I think its Pyrex or something similar.
Thanks for this info lemon water drinks. I try to use lemon water almost everyday but now I will be more faithful to the cause. I will follow information on this healthy fruit. Lemon is very acidic, not alkaline. It is one of those foods that is acidic but during digestion actually becomes alkaline. There are several foods like this, including apple cider vinegar that are acidic but our bodies break it down and we turn it into and use it as alkaline.
However, I would love to hear it from a bio-chemist. I have 3 friends that I am forwarding this information to. I was just wondering if it would be the same if I sliced the lemon up and put it in a jug full of water in the fridge and just warmed it up every morning? Or do you have to warm the water and then put a lemon wedge in it every morning? We LOVE to eat lemons. Just cut them up like an orange and eat away so I am looking forward to trying this lemon and warm water drink every morning! And you can give yourself a natural face lift, massage and glow with the lemon wedges afterwards.
I have been doing this for over a year with amazing results. Do i Consume the Lemon water with salt or Sugar??? I usually add salt and some pepper.. C is also one of the foods accused of causing kidney urinary stones…so too much of Vit C can be harmful…. Actually, after just having kidney stones, my Urologist suggested drinking pure lemon water every day to help prevent kidney stones. There are studies that prove that lemon water actually can prevent kidney stones. So, the question of cold or warm should not be considered an issue.
As far as kidney stones, increasing the intake of calcium carbonate, also found in lemons, will nutralize the inorganic calciums that will build up, developing kidney stones, gall stones, and plaque build up of the arteries. The atomic frequencies of the calcium carbonate will nutralize the energies of the inorganic calciums, causing the build up to desolve naturally and be flushed from the body.
If you are having concerns with kidney stones, gall stones, or plaque build up of the arteries, I suggest increasing your intake of calcium carbonate to extreme levels through both diet and supplementation. The results of your improvement will be noticed in a manner of two weeks, or so. Would I get the same effects if I used Limes instead of Lemons? I do not like the taste of lemons, but I do like limes.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts. People are always complimenting me on my youthful appearance and peachy skin. Umm,, point 2 is completely wrong. Lemon is an acid not a base. The scientific community has been deliberating this for over twenty years… with no real understanding as to what is going on with citric acid in the body. As I understand, citric acid becomes alkaline as soon as it is absorbed into a blood cell… no longer acidic in any fashion. Therefore, the fruits and vegtables we consider acidic, which they are, should not be considered acidic in your diet.
From a natual standpoint, one could assume, the acidic factor of these fruits and vegtables will work well to help eleminate HARMFUL bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. Also, the calcium carbonate, zinc, magnesium, etc. Not particularly high at all. You would need to drink 17 cups of lemon water to achieve your rda. One lemon wedge has 10mg VERY low of potassium.
The RDA of potassium is mg. The whole idea is complete and total hokum made up by fraudsters in order to sell useless crap to gullible people. Lemons may be high in fiber, but that only helps you if you eat the fiber. Sipping just the juice does not increase your fiber intake one iota. Your liver produces bile to digest fats, not fruit juice.
All fruit juices are mildly diuretic. Drinking hot water is mildly diuretic. Lemon wedges, as stated before, are low in vitamin c, so any desired skin effects are not from lemon wedges. Putting acidic foods in your mouth and gargling with them does indeed seem to help gingivitis. Any acidic drink would work, though. Vinegar or white wine also works.
While warm lemon water might be slightly soothing to the throat, there is NO evidence that it does anything at all for relieving asthma. Once again, nope. See number 1. Drinking anything other than coffee helps kick the coffee habit.
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The only thing of value here is the second tip. Grinding lemons in your garbage disposal does deodorize it. I was wondering when the RDA was changed from 99 mgs to mgs? To my knowledge it has not been changed as they have no idea as to how much the body requires to function in a healthy manner. At least that is what they said. Have you done special studies on the benefits of lemons? If so, I would like to know more about what you have learned. Hi Nightwind, 99mg is not, nor has it ever been the Recommended Daily Allowance of potassium.
That number 99 just represents the maximum dosage allowed by the FDA for multivitamin supplements in the U. Anyone that tells you 99mg, is obviously not in that group. Please let me know where you are getting your information? I would really like to follow that up. When I spoke with them some years back, I was told 99 at that time. And so it followed that it would be on the ingredient labels.
Would you share concerning my questions last time? The effectiveness of the small amount of potassium in a glass of lemon water is much more effective than a handful of potassium supplements. The same is true with all minerals from any natually balanced source. Use only tap water… preferably filtered with only a carbon filter. You MUST have the naturally active and balanced minerals contained in the water for proper effectiveness.
Sorry for another comment, but I wish to add one point that may help. There are two fibers to consider in your diet. All fruits and vegtables, rasins and all citric fruit for instance, are great sources of dietary fiber! Unprocessed whole oats is high in fiber and is also a good source for dietary fiber… which all can lead to balancing out any problems you may have with cholestrol or diabetis! Meg, how do I explain the total absence of the multiple kidney stones that were in my kidneys just 5 months ago?
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After the last time my doctor said to drink lemon water every day. Now he sees NO stones whatsoever.
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The only thing I did differenly is drink lemon water. Is there any other explanation for this miracle? However, I would not have the same level of optimism when drinking too much more or in cold water. What the lemon is REALLY doing is making the water in your cup more absorbable and allowing for a much higher absorption of the minerals in the water! When you bring water to a boil big bubbles you release all of the electrons, which provide you with -H ions.
Letting the water cool will not change the damage done, and your food will give up much of its antioxidant values to correct the water damage, using up vital nutritional values and thier enegies. Remember… your food is hot enough without bringing the water to a boil degrees. I agree with you concerning not boiling the water…unless of course it is contaminated and there are no available ways to purify it.
The same with microwaving it, and anything else as well. Also on not drinking cold water since it has been found to slow peristalsis. Are you familiar with Dr. That is interesting where you mentioned body water content going from 80 percent down to 67 percent. I would like to follow that up if you would share your source, please. I have found that hydrating the body eases or eliminates a great deal of problems that we experience. Understand, my knowledge comes from many different sources over a period of 30 years.
I have no formal education in nutrition or physics. That makes sense. I will tell you, I have had the fortunate opportunity of learning about nutrition from some people that cured terminally ill cancer patients, diebetics, those with MS, and the list goes on. From this knowledge, I helped a 72 year old man waiting to get called for a heart-lung transplant, cancel the proceedure, and was jogging 5 miles each day, within 8 weeks of following my suggested therapy.
I am real happy how this turned out. In , I was informed of what changes the water on Earth was going through… the whats, whens, wheres, and hows. I was told the scientific research and the answer of how to correct this problem. At that time, I was told of a water treatment system only kitchen sink filter at the time was developed to repair water exactly the same way as nature does it. You see, when the minerals are naturally balanced via absorption into plants, the minerals will not cause scale build up in pipes, hot water tanks, or fixtures… nor will these minerals cause kidney and gall stones, or build up in the arteries!
And, most important, a warm ten minute shower or bath will hydrate your body more than 8 glasses of this same water…. One more note. This is accomplished due to the increased antioxidant value. Therefore, there is never a need to boil water… when it is correctly balanced. Water, in its naturally balanced and antioxidant values exist, is our source for natural antibiotics, deodorizer, cleansing, and proper hydration. I am in no way a fan of chlorine being added to our water.
Any carbon filter will remove chlorine. As far a flouride… this should not be allowed to come into contact with any animal on Earth…. Our system will remove or destroy this and nitrates as well. I want one…. I would never recommend drinking plain tap water…so use a filtered pitcher or install one on your faucet first. If still concerned about the flouride that does nothing to improve your health then the substitute would be alkaline water which in that case you would not need lemons.
Though you would not want to drink too much alkaline water so you will need a quality filtered source even still. Not to mention alkaline water is more expensive. If you are concerned for your health, only whole water… all the minerals available… will provide. You are following what seems right…. But, alklalyn minerals are much more effective when carried and absorbed with their less alkalyn more acidic minerals.
Basically, when the acidic minerals are removed, the alkalyn minerals are less effective, making your attempt to be only less acidic… not more alkalyn as you would assume. You are providing an overwhelming amount of alkalyn base to your acidic digestive tract… which will throw everything out of whack! Such is why one having bouts of indegestion, slightly bleeding ulcers, and acid reflux, should increase their use of red pepper, jalapeneo peppers, or take capcicum capsules. After about two weeks, these symptoms will be gone! I drink 2 t. My mother turned me on to this and she just had her 91st birthday in great health.
I believe it has some of the same benefits as the lemon water? When I have a sore or irritated throat I drink lemon water and also add it to hot herbal tea. It is very soothing. Thanks for sharing those 10 reasons — they are very helpful. My urologist recommended drinking lemon water and increasing consumption of citrus fruits in general to help dissolve kidney stones and prevent formation of new stones.
Right On! Understand, it is not the acid of the citrus fruit desolving the kidney stones, it is the fact that the acidic value allows for higher absorption, carrying its balance of calciums, which actually do the desolving of the calcium make up of the kidney stones. Just be sure you are only drinking water from a tap. Drinking reverse osmosis, purified, or distilled water will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this treatment. Ellen P: Oh, yes, definitely agree with you on this.
I lost maybe ten pounds or so. Yeah, I really was eating one, sometimes two a week. More weight came off… I got down to about … Huzzah! Then I cut out diet soda completely. I lost twenty freaking pounds. Even diet. Good for you. I read two theories on this — one is that diet soda makes you retain water and the second is that it makes you crave sugar, and people eat more of it because of the diet soda. Which do you think it was, if either? La Jolla Mom: I think it is a lot more insidious than that… Yes, it does make you retain water, it also gives you, or at least me, terrible dry mouth, leading to… you guessed it!
In that case, I do enjoy the little 7. The reason I think that I lost that weight had as much to do with cutting soda out of my diet, I calculated it up at one point and came to the conclusion that I was carrying about 30 pounds worth of Coca-Cola a year in me… mostly around my belly, as it did with getting finally completely and utterly fed up with being pounds at five foot eight… just hauling myself around was completely exhausting.
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The Pepsi One gave me insane amounts of energy… it seems like at least, I metabolize diet sodas differently … without the sugar the caffeine is much more intense. Be careful with the diet sodas, especially those with Aspartame. There are a lot of symptoms involved with Aspartame poisoning. I had a stroke almost 2 years ago. About 9 months after, I was doing well and planning on going back to work in Jan. Suddenly, I got most of my symptoms back muscle weakness, dizziness, vision, etc…. Look it up and just be careful. The stroke, apparently, changed my metabolism as I never had symptoms quite that serious before.
I use Splenda now better for me, and, no, not saying one is better than the other! Scott, have you tried Stevia? Something a bit more natural for the body. Splenda has its own issues…. Chewable Vitamin C has the same issues, as do most sports drinks and vitamin waters. You should always brush after coating your teeth in acidic foods! The cold water shocks the digestive system and slows down digestion. Always drink room temperature liquids or hot ones. Actually, it is a chemical reaction lemon has when heated to boiling that really activates its powerful resource, synepherine.
So when I started this a month ago I was told it was alright to use lemon juice as long as it was organic. I read the label on the organic lemon juice and it was pure nothing added and I always keep it in the fridge after I open it. I have been doing a half a lemon in oz of water twice a day for over a week now. I had not been to the dentist in over 12 years. Went two days ago and had not cavities and only localized gingivitis. The lemon water really works as long as you water it down and brush with a good fluoride free toothpaste.
I am also on a special diet reducing or eliminating fiber, carbs, sugar, red meat, and dairy. I have also reduced the use of nuts and beans since I have a long list of health probs. Red meat and dairy produce a lot of bad bacteria in my gut making allergies and eczema worse. Beans and nuts can carry fungi. I also drink a tablespoon of organic extra virgin coconut oil in a tea cup of nondairy milk. Also gargling or taking some extra virgin olive oil helps too. Hope this helps someone else. On the acid erosion of tooth enamal, if you use a straw you can greatly reduce the contact with your teeth.
Hi LaJolla Mom! Great article. GREAT question. It has been found by scientist, mixing or blending any two or more foods of great antioxidant value, will enhance the overall value much more than the intake of those same items and quantities separately. Therefore, you are doing yourself good! Putting lemon or lime juice in your green tea without sugar is perfect. Many years ago, a co-worker got me hooked on lemon water. I mentioned I was having trouble drinking as much water as I should during the day, and somedays not at all. Joan told me that she drank twice as much water throughout the day when she added lemon slices, compared to plain water.
She was right! I drink it tepid, though—not hot. It is refreshing winter or summer, not to mention the other health benefits. This has become my new routine. I miss my lemon water! My mother used to drink it and I used to as a matter of fact I still do at times especially in my tea I use lime or lemon. The hot water is used as a cleanser and to break the gas from the stomach. I noticed wheight loss but didnt know its related to Lemon..
Now i change to got Lemon with a bit of Honey… and drink afterwards 1 glass of water to get rid of the bitter taste. If the only thing that worries you about this is the citric acid may erode your tooth enamel you should drink the lemon water down through a straw so that it barely comes into contact with your teeth. This is a secret many models and movie stars use when drinking tea. However the cleanse I am doing Clean, by Dr. Junger recommends room-temperature water. I have heard Deepak Chopra also recommend room-temp water in the morning. I dunno, I just do what the experts tell me! Thanks for getting back to me.
I weighed myself on Monday, i am going to see where my weight is a month from now. Plus i joined the gym. I am also trying to lose weight before summer :-P. I am trying my best to. Thanks for the website i will check it out. Good luck to you as well.. Wow what an interesting website. A different way of eating healthy and detoxing. Have you tried any of the meals yet? Dollie — I made the carrot ginger dressing, and it is awesome! It must be good for you though! I also tried the smoothies, they are good and surprisingly filling. Hi all, i have to say i am intrigued by what a little lemon can do for the human body.
I stated reading up on a lot of different sites on how good the lemon is for, for all of us. Including pregnant woman. Now my other question is how many times do i put it in my water? I drink 3 24 oz of water at work 5 days a week. I drink plan water while at the gym. Should i change that? Would like some input? I enjoyed reading what everyone has posted here..
Will keep you posted on my lemon adventure!! But still, I get sometimes painful acne. Several months ago, it did visibly clear, but that was back when I had time to run every single day. Any advice? I use a Clinique facewash that does dry out my skin, but I use a pretty good moisturizer. Hi Sumire, a friend of mine has really bad acne. He uses lemons on his face. It took a good couple of weeks before he saw anything. It does work he said so give it a little more time and see. I know everyone is different.
I drink 3 24 oz of lemon water during the day. I use Nivia on my face. I pretty much us it year round. You will find what works for you. Good luck.. Thanks for the replies! Yay lemons! Hi Sumire! This might sound crazy, but I have fallen in love with Mary Kay. Hi Sumire. Your skin sounds like mine. I, too, was all over the map with my skin care and kept trying different products to combat breakouts which made my skin even more sensitive and reactive.
Just my two cents: You may want to consider switching your cleanser to a more gentle one. When I stopped doing this last year, I saw better results than ever before. Anyway, I just tried switching to a cleanser without any acne treating agents, and had very bad results after two weeks. An update on the lemon water, I stopped applying topically for a while there because I got small bumps right under my eye and was worried it was irritating my skin. I started again after the bumps went away, but am making sure to dilute the lemon juice a bit more. Did anyone else have this happen?
Hi Sumir, we have to use what ever works for us right? One good thing for me.. I can feel the difference in how soft my skin is. I am with Heidiliz on the Mary Kaye i love and use most of there products. But i will. Back to the lemons i have noticed i have lost in the stomach area, i wish i had measured myself when i started drinking the lemon water.
Just curious.. I really think it works and it taste good!! I have been drinking lemon and water for about a month now. I had watched my older Chinese friends always have hot water with meals. Then I had read an article on lemon and water being beneficial. It so works for me. I needed to cleanse my liver of drugs I was taking after surgery and it worked. I find it easy to just put the lemon in a mug and press the Keurig coffee pot for a cup of hot water.
Does it still have the same effects if i prepare my lemon water with hot water but then make it cold with ice-cubes? I know it seems weird to drink a hot beverage through a straw, but it will really help your teeth! I was introduced to the benefits of lemon water by a friend and started drinking warm lemon water in the mornings about a month ago. Before I started with the lemon water, I had two places on my arm that looked like mosquito bites.
This was in December. The bites were swollen, itchy and I would find myself waking up scratching them and just making them worse. Now, I do have keratosis pilaris, but this did not look the same. I said all that to get to this—when I started drinking the lemon water, I really did start to feel better. I no longer felt sluggish, but had more energy. In the meantime, the giant red bumps have spread on both arms, along my upper back, face and tops of thighs!
After freaking out a bit, talking to my friend, who also spoke to her doctor, the thought was that maybe the toxins in my body were being released through my skin and this was the effect of the lemon water cleansing my system. So, I have stopped the lemon water for about a week, still have the red bumps, though they do not seem to be spreading any more and are starting to heal up a bit. I want to start the lemon water again to see if the bumps starting spreading again so I can make a proper connection. But, I am going to go see regular doctor about the staph, because that is not something to mess with and we are going on 2 months of this.
I want to clarify what is causing the breakouts so I can know how to properly treat them. Is it a legitimate possibility? I have done research and found some information about it, but not enough to feel confident that this is what I am experiencing. Very valuable site full of useful info from knowledgeable and helpful people!
When I stopped drinking carbonated drinks and went to drinking straight water; it started getting boring. Im so happy that I started adding lemons to it because I feel so much healthier. Now I am overly happy to know all of the benefits that I have been getting from it from the past year! This is just an awesome blog, Can you please suggest what is the right time to take lemon water — Is is before going to GYM or after the workout.
Thanks for sharing. Drinking hot lemon water in the morning kick-starts your kidneys and aids your liver in bile production and elimination; it can be sweetened with stevia extract and drank with a straw to prevent tooth enamel damage. Drinking this twice a day, once upon rising and once after dinner can aid your body in flushing out unwanted toxins. Hi everyone! I use a whole lemon or lime, and i add sometimes a teaspoon of unfiltered organic Honey with 8oz of water. Thanks for the info. Also to reduce decay of teeth try drinking it with a straw and most of it will miss your teeth. I also heard that drinking cold water burns more calories.
Can you use lemon juice if you dont have any fresh lemons on hand? About how much do you think, I would use? I started drinking lemon water last week an im consuming 2 whole lemon in 3 liters of waters amount for 1 day and drink it through out the day everyday. Any comment on this? Choose warm or hot water drinks, such as hot water and lemon, for easier digestion. Whats the best way to drink lemon water if you want to lose weight quickly? Like how much lemon juice should I use or about how much lemon water should I drink in a day?
I love it. Is it a side effect? Has anyone every tried True Lemon-crystallized lemon instead of Lemons. Maybe a little cheaper. Lemon water also significantly reduces muscle soreness after you exercise. Squeeze one lemon into about 10 oz. I would say that my muscle soreness is decreased at least by half. You can drink it after you excersize to greatly reduce muscle soreness and at least make it hardly noticeable, or if you excersize and are sore the next day it will usually clear up the pain completely the next day. It is absolutely amazing! I have been drinking lemon water for nearly two weeks.
I have suffered from adult acne for four years. I was on medication and creams and alot of awful corrosive medicines that I hated taking. But after starting lemon water — my face has cleared up! This is a routine for life! At the start of the week I squeeze about 6 lemons add raw honey and store in fridge. When I get up I have my coffee. I have been drinking it cold or room temp… is this okay? I have been doing this for about a week now and it has changed my taste buds so i do not want any sweet drinks anymore.
I tried to drink some sweetened tea the other day but it was way to sweet so it probably helps cut back on sweet drinks too! Great benefits! The benefits of this are amazing. My skin is a lot smoother and acne free and slightly glowy! I used to have acne but now its simply gone. After washing my face, it absolutely feels and looks fresher and cleaner:. Other people have also noticed and asked me what i do to have glowy and smooth skin:.
I have it with a balanced diet. I have at least cups every day. The only bad thing about this is, as a lot of people above me have shown concern over this fact, is that my front 2 teeth look slightly rounder from the sides.. I also drink diet coke so that could also be causing it. But now I cannot go through a single day without having this drink. Plus its better than all the sugary stuff I used to drink every day. Phosphoric acid is used in soda, it can cause tooth erosion in a lot of people.
My niece did a science project on it. If you put a rusty nail on coke it will eventually dissolve the rust just think what it does to your bones and teeth. I do the same thing with the lemon as a facial scrub. I also put a little shredded fresh ginger in the lemon. I also use raw honey not the commercial manufactured stuff. But I now crave this drink. I use 1 lemon a day I let it sit in hot water it helps extract more juice , squeeze the juice out then take the lemon rind into the shower and scrub my face with them.
If I want to clean the shower that morning I put some coarse salt in the lemon after i wash my face I use it on the shower and tub it comes out great, i then take the lemon and put down my garbage disposal. Also, I do soak my lemon in hot water before I cut it to juice it. It makes a huge difference how much juice I get out of 1 lemon.
I spoke with my dentist as well he didnt seemed to concerned once I mentioned I use the straw to drink my yummy lemon water. Of course, you would never want to drink straight lemon juice. I have been doing this regime for over a month now and I cannot tell you enough how amazing it has been for me.
I have been drinking lemon water throughout the day for about 8 months. She said my enamel looked fine. I will see her again in another month or so. Great forum La Jolla Mom! Then I take three or four deep breaths to center myself into my inner power before beginning to eat.
Breathing is a powerful way to naturally cleans and detox the body. Get in touch with your hunger gauge. The demands of a busy life may lead us to forget to eat, or to undereat or overeat without realizing it. Staying in touch with your internal eating rhythms—and eating regularly—helps you keep your internal power rather than giving it over to irregular eating times and under- or overeating. Sometimes this takes a bit of retraining! Try rating your hunger before and after eating to tap into how well you are maintaining your fuel reserves. Aim for the level at which you are able to take a light walk after eating.
Know your fuel. Eating is meant to energize you rather than deplete your reserves. Some special detoxifying and cleansing foods give you the punch of power you need, while others seem to drain you of your power. When you do, you risk unbalancing your fire. Sugar is one such food, and added sugars are ubiquitous in the food supply, even in unexpected places such as salad dressings, ketchups, and sauces. Although they provide an initial burst of energy, in the long run, they will rob you of your energy through the roller coaster of blood sugar spikes and crashes. Stay on an even keel by balancing your sugar intake with dietary fiber and avoid artificial sweeteners, which can set you up for additional cravings and metabolic imbalance.
Schedule regular eating times. Many of my clients find it helpful to create a regular eating schedule of small meals four to six times a day. This might be a good way to retrain yourself to get in touch with your eating rhythm: research has shown that eating more frequent meals throughout the day compared to a few large meals helps us to maintain our blood sugar, and, therefore, provides more energy. However, your eating balance needs to be personalized to your needs: you might need to nibble and graze, or you might need a few large meals.
Listen to your body to detox this system in flow with your own unique rhythms and needs. The diet that has become increasingly common in the modern world tends to include far too many of these high-energy, yellow foods, which perhaps is part of the fuel for an overactive fire. A more balanced fire is fueled by slow-burning, low-glycemic, high-fiber carbohydrates, such as those found in whole grains and legumes, which are great, natural cleansing foods. The fire also requires a whole team of B vitamins, such as thiamin B1 , riboflavin B2 , niacin B3 , pyridoxine B6 , folate B9 , and cobalamin B12 , all of which are crucial for generating a healthy metabolism and extracting energy from our foods.
Mind-Body Systems Detoxified, Cleansed and Rejuvenated: Thymus, heart, blood vessels, lungs, compassion, expansiveness, service. Moving up from the belly and into the chest, we arrive at the love, the fourth system of health, which resides in the kingdom of the heart and lungs. Here we open up to compassion and service as well as expansion, in the way that love in all its forms makes us feel larger and more generous. Central to this fourth system is the thymus, the organ that governs our adaptive immune system. Also central is the magnificent heart, which is far more than just a pump.
Science suggests that it is also a neuroendocrine gland, affecting hormone balance as well as blood flow. Clearly an important body system to detox and cleanse. Just as love and compassion enable us to respond to a wide variety of threats, so do the thymus and heart help the body distinguish between various challenges. Meanwhile, the blood vessels, lungs, and lymphatic system serve us by spreading nourishment and oxygen throughout the body which helps us detox and cleanse waste from the body , while the lymph carries toxins away.
You might see the love organs as providing compassion and self-care to our entire being while helping us overcome the obstacles to growth and healing. One of the challenges of love is to make sure that we are giving it to ourselves. Many of my clients find that their love has become imbalanced, always expanding out to children, parents, friends, spouses, and perhaps even clients or colleagues, but rarely directed inward toward themselves.
Forgiveness—of both ourselves and others—is an example of a way to balance the love system. The Western tradition associates love with the heart while Traditional Chinese Medicine views the lungs as the seat of grief. Too much pain can also cause us to shut down our hearts, closing off our urge toward compassion, service, and love.
As we have seen, there are so many ways in which plant foods add to the quality of your health and help you naturally cleanse toxins from your body with diet. Here are some quick tips on how to expand your love into your everyday meals:. Before starting to eat, take a couple of seconds to move from your busy head into your beautiful heart. You can easily do this by thinking of a time when you felt loved. Let your heart go to that feeling of being filled with love. Imagine that this feeling infuses your food.
Sit in that loving space for 20 to 30 seconds. Sending love into your food can help cleanse the body of toxins. Have a heart image visible in your space. Eat from heart-shaped bowls, and put heart stickers on your refrigerator, blender, kitchen cabinets, and drinking containers, to keep the spirit of love alive in the places where you cook and eat. Give thanks for your meals. Research suggests that gratitude has lasting health effects.
Think of how it might help you to appreciate the meal and even digest it better. Share meals with others whom you love. Sing while preparing food. Green is the color of the love. Green detox foods include spirulina, chlorella , leafy greens, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale. These detoxifying foods are amazing for cleansing your body of toxins. You will also consider how to expand your sense of compassion, gratitude, generosity, and self-love. It helps to purify the body of toxins and cleanse the blood. Mind-Body Systems Detoxified, Cleansed and Rejuvenated: Thyroid gland, throat, mouth, ears, nose, speaking, choice, authenticity.
From the heart, we go up to the throat area, where both the voice box larynx and the thyroid gland are located. Now we are in the fifth system of health, which I call the truth. The truth includes an array of sensory organs that provide us with inputs to integrate: ears, nose, throat, and mouth. Listening and speaking are therefore part of the truth. The truth also guides the image you present to the world—your sense of who you are. If you can tell the world your truest thoughts—if you can share your most genuine and authentic self —you have taken a powerful step to support your truth system.
Go slow, with slow-food restaurants, slow eating, and especially slow chewing. Eating too quickly can pack on the pounds. Research has associated fast eating more bites per minute with greater body weight and reduced ability to cleanse any incoming toxins. Studies show that cultivating a daily practice of mindfulness can help to reduce stress, binge eating, and emotional eating. Choose truthfully. Check out every choice about food that you are presented with and make sure it resonates with your inner truth.
Become aware of the truth of your portion sizes. Expand your range of choices: look wider and broader, explore and discover, be adventurous. Shake up your food routine and try some foods you might not normally eat: perhaps Indian, Middle Eastern, European, or Ethiopian. Each food has different detoxifying properties and new foods from exotic cultures can give your body needed cleansing nutrients.
Keep a food log to identify food ruts —habits that restrict your self-expression through food. Allow yourself to be free of dieting. Research shows that the more we feel restrained in our eating, the more likely we are to feel anxious, depressed, or unsettled. This often leads to eating comfort foods which can be counterproductive when detoxing your body. Many of my clients struggle to face their personal truths and express them to the world.
Aquamarine is the color of truth. These foods are powerful detoxifiers and rejuvenate and cleanse the body. These hydrate the body during the detoxification process. This central hub of your physiology and psychology is well recognized in ancient traditions of healing as a pivot point for meditation. The pituitary is also sometimes called the inner eye , as it maintains surveillance over a wide range of activity throughout your entire biochemistry.
Your physical eyes belong to this system too. In other words, both outer and inner sight are part of the insight system. Similarly, the insight includes all your neurons, neurotransmitters, and brain cells, which process and interpret what you see, perceiving metaphorical and abstract truths as well as literal, physical ones. Clearly and important body system to detoxify and cleanse. Mood, thoughts, and sleep are all part of this system of health, as are visualization, imagination, reflection, and intuition.
When I treat clients whose insight needs a Whole Body Detox, I marvel at the deep, intimate relationship between body, thought, and emotion. Likewise, when you see the world clearly, you have the passion and energy to commit to your health, because you understand better what your body needs. Indigo is the color of the insight, so we support this system of health with blue and purple detox foods: blueberries, blackberries, purple kale, purple asparagus, purple cauliflower, and purple grapes.
Berries and grapes in particular are good sources of resveratrol, the powerhouse antioxidant that helps protect your brain and nerves and also massively cleanse and detox the body. Use your eyes. See the colors of the food you purchase and the food you eat. Give yourself an eyeful before you begin to fill your belly.
Eat intuitively. The hunches you have about what you need might be wiser than any nutritionist and often supply the exact diet foods and nutrients you need to detoxify your body properly. Stay out of ruts. Meditate before a meal. It helps you clear the mental clutter and come into a place of peace. Notice your mood. See which foods change how you feel—whether they bring you calm, joy, or focus or make you more depressed, anxious, aggressive, wired, or foggy. You will support both your brain matter and the workings of your mind. Mind-Body Systems Detoxified, Cleansed and Rejuvenated: Pineal gland, electromagnetic fields, circadian rhythms, connection, purpose, meaning.
Finally, we come to the seventh system of health that needs detoxifying and cleansing, the spirit, which includes some of the biggest issues we ever wrestle with: connection, purpose , and—for want of a better term—what we might call soul. This system enables us to experience that we are both microcosm and macrocosm, both individual beings and indistinguishable from the whole, both individual drops of water and participants in one big ocean. Grounding the spirit in the body is the pineal gland—a receiver within our brain that distinguishes between light and dark, day and night, sunlight and moonlight.
This is the system in the body that regulates your vitality and your ability to age gracefully. You might need more time in the sunlight, some nutrients to help your cells remain vital and detox properly, or perhaps a different room in which to sleep.