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Celtic Salt, Korean Ginseng Tea, Kombucha & Honey

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I grew up on iodized table salt, but in recent years I’ve switched over to Mediterranean sea salt and Himalayan salt which are better for you. Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about Celtic sea salt so I decided to try it. I tested the Celtic salt out in my soups and stews and I enjoyed the taste. You can also add the salt to hot water and drink it. Celtic sea salt contains minerals that are good for your body. It can actually help lower your blood pressure. Here’s more information: Celtic sea salt health benefits.

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If you’ve got stomach issues, try kombucha drinks. I suffer from an ulcer and other digestive issues. Kombucha, which contains live enzymes, helps regulate the acids in the stomach and improves digestion. It’s recommended to drink 8 to 12 ounces of the fermented tea every day. A bottle costs anywhere from 3 to 5 dollars each. Sometimes you can find the larger bottles of GTS kombucha for around $7.50 each.

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I first tried IL HWA Ginex tea more than twenty years ago. My grandmother used it to help with her diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. She swore by it but I couldn’t stomach the taste. Things have changed. On my quest to become healthy, I’ve come full circle and now I embrace the Korean ginseng tea. I purchase it at a local health food store called HSU.

Basically, Korean ginseng cleans the blood of toxins. Here’s a link with more details and where you can buy it: Korean Ginseng. This tea is pricey. A box of ten granule packets costs  $13 and it goes up from there. The liquid extract is a better deal. It’s currently on sale for $39.95 for 100 cups.

I’ve only been drinking this tea for a month, but I recently had my annual physical exam and all of my numbers have improved. I’m no longer pre-diabetic and my cholesterol levels have normalized. I have more energy and feel better physically and mentally.

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I generally skip sweetener in my tea but the Korean ginseng needs a little help. So I use my favorite honey. I’ve been using Y.S. Organic Bee Farms certified raw honey for years. It’s simply delicious. You can find this honey at health food stores or on Vitacost.com for around eight dollars. I always have this honey in the house. It’s just that good.

Although the items on this list may bend the budget a little, they’re worth the cost when you consider the health benefits. In order to live a happy life, you’ve got to stay healthy.  Please let me know if you try any of these items or if you want more information.

Stay blessed,

Barbie

 

 

 

 

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I'm a Midwesterner who explores the world via the Internet, books, and movies. I share what I learn whether its beauty tips, health advice, recipes or literature. I'd call this blog a melting pot. I named it Barbie's Bookmarks because I love literature, and I love documenting things I find important in my life.. big and small. Thus, these are my life's bookmarks. I look forward to sharing them with you and learning about your bookmarks as well.

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