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In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”

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A Fall Favorite: Delicata Squash with Orzo

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HOW TO MAKE ALOE VERA JUICE

Aloe Vera juice is said to be beneficial in detoxifying your body and your blood stream. It may be helpful in aiding those with stomach problems such as ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome. Making Aloe Vera juice at home can be ineffective if done improperly. But by following this helpful guide, you can learn how to make Aloe Vera juice safely at home and reap its healthy benefits.

  1. Break off a few leaves from an Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant.
  2. Take a sharp knife and carefully peel the rind from the plant leaves and discard.
  3. Peel the yellow layer just beneath the rind with a sharp knife and discard. The yellow layer can also be removed by gently rinsing it in a solution of 1 tbsp. (15ml) of white vinegar and 1 cup (8oz) water. Once all the rind and yellow layers have been removed, you should be left with only clear Aloe Vera gel.
  4. Continue peeling the outer rind and removing the yellow layer of each leaf until you have approximately 2 tbsp. (30ml) of clear Aloe Vera gel.
  5. Place the 2 tbsp (30ml) of clear Aloe Vera gel into a blender immediately.
  6. Add 1 cup (8oz) of any citrus-based juice, such as orange or grapefruit, to the blender.
  7. Blend the juice and gel until it has a smooth appearance.
  8. Pour the blended juice into a glass and enjoy!

 

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Why Do I Always Wake Up at 3am? – A Simple Solution

If you always wake up around 3am, there may be a simple answer…you are too stressed. Fortunately for most – there is a solution, but first we need to understand why you wake up.

Why Stress Causes You to Wake Up at 3am

Stress causes the adrenal glands to fire off adrenaline. This gives you a burst of energy to deal with stressful situations. Adrenaline also raises the heart rate, increases respiration, dilates the pupils, slows down digestion and causes muscles to contract. It’s like caffeine on steroids!

So if you are stressed or upset it can be impossible to fall asleep, but why does it always wake you up at 3am?

3am is when your liver regenerates. To do so, it needs glycogen. The problem is that adrenaline causes your cells to use up glycogen. So if you are often stressed, your body may not have enough glycogen for the liver to regenerate at 3am. If your liver cannot get the glycogen it needs, your adrenal glands will compensate by releasing adrenalin, which is why you are wide awake and ready for action, not exactly a state you want to be in at 3am.

I Don’t Want to Wake Up at 3am – An Easy, “Do It Yourself” Remedy

If you always wake up around 3am or have trouble sleeping, then we have great news. 95% of clients who suffer from this issue have reported that they found relief by using the simple recipe below. We always hear about how it has changed peoples’ lives so why don’t you give it a try?

Adrenal Cocktail Recipe

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt

Just mix all the ingredients and drink before bed.

*You may also do this in the morning to deal with stress throughout the day, but always be sure to drink it before bed as well.

Why The Adrenal Cocktail Stops You From Always Waking Up at 3am

The Adrenal Cocktail is made up of ingredients that replenish vital organs and stabilize glucose levels to keep you from waking up at 3am.

  • Fresh squeezed orange juice gives the liver glucose it needs to regenerate.
  • Cream of tartar is high in potassium, an element that is essential for the sodium/potassium balance in cells, vital organs (liver), muscles, nerves, and the digestive system.
  • Himalayan salt, contains 84 essential minerals and elements found in the human body, helping feed the adrenals and refresh body’s the sodium/potassium pump.

This drink is Miraculous! We give you the recipe for FREE because we have seen it change countless lives forever! The only thing we ask is for you to share it with your family and friends, so that others who are suffering can benefit from it also.

Source: Rejuvenation Institute

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BRAIN-BOOSTER #2 - BLUEBERRY & GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE

Besides containing antioxidants, green tea also has theanine, an amino acid that helps you focus and relax at the same time, says Dr. Amen. The honey contains all 22 essential amino acids, which provide the building blocks of protein for brain cells.

SERVINGS: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup calcium-fortified light vanilla soy milk

DIRECTIONS

  1. MICROWAVE water on high until steaming hot.
  2. ADD tea bag and let step for 3 minutes. Remove tea bag.
  3. STIR honey into tea until dissolved.
  4. BLEND all ingredients (including the tea) on the highest setting until smooth. 

NUTRITION (per serving) 125 cal, 1.8 g pro, 29 g carb, 4 g fiber, 1.3 g fat, 0.2 g sat fat, 32 mg sodium

BRAIN BOOSTER #1 - BANANA COCONUT SMOOTHIE

Coconut is low in natural sugars, and high in fiber, manganese, and nature’s richest source of medium-chain triglycerides, says Dr. Amen. Medium-chain triglycerides are converted into a stable source of fuel for your brain during periods of low blood sugar, and can even help with memory loss (read more on that, here). 

SERVINGS: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup milk (hemp almond, rice, or organic 1% cow’s milk)
  • 1 frozen banana, slightly thawed
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend well. 

NUTRITION (per serving) 365 cal, 30 g pro, 46 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9.8 g fat, 7 g sat fat, 137 mg sodium

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