If you’re like a lot of people I’m talking to, you are looking ahead at what’s facing you in the fall and already feeling overwhelmed
Between work, kids who may be back in school part time or doing school at home, possibly caring for aging relatives, and all of the other things you have going on right now… it feels like a lot is resting on your shoulders these days. And that’s without even taking a peek at the news! Those of you with kids at home especially – suddenly you’re the gym teacher, IT technician, tutor, art teacher, counselor, and parent all in one, and that doesn’t leave much time for anything on your own to do list!
So today, I want to give you 10 easy ways to have enough natural energy to keep up with everything you have going on.
Not a single one of these tips is a food group you need to cut out. Although there are foods that zap your energy (I’m looking at you, gluten!), we’re focusing today on positive solutions only. Because we all need a little more positivity in our lives, right?
That’s what makes it easy to add these tips into your day in ways that work for you. Remember, moderation, not deprivation!
Add one of these where you can one day, add another on a different day. See how you feel. If you notice more energy, more vitality, and a better mood, that’s what will make you more likely to use that healthy tip again and again. And that’s how change happens.
Let’s get started!
- 1. Make yourself an energy drink.
Not a Red Bull! That kind of junk isn’t your only option to energize!
When you need a real power punch of energy and cleansing vitality, you can't do better than a straight-up green smoothie. Maximize the dark, leafy greens you add to give you slow-burning energy for hours.
Here are a few recipes to try:
And don’t forget about my Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula you can use to make any smoothie alkaline, nutrient-packed, and energizing.
- 2. Eat more salt (yes really)!
Did Dr. D just tell me I could eat more salty foods? Well, yes, if you eat the right salts.
While most Americans get far too much regular salt in their diet, most are also deficient in mineral salts, which are the fastest way to neutralize damaging acids that slow your body down.
Your body doesn’t run on calories, protein, fat, or carbs. Your body is electric and runs on salt. In fact, salt water constitutes 70% of your body (mostly in your bloodstream). This is why it’s crucial you use mineral-rich salts like Himalayan, Celtic Grey, and Redmond Real Salt instead of table salt, which is stripped of alkaline minerals.
- 3. Drink more water, especially in the morning.
If you saw a wilted plant, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Drugs and surgery, right! Just kidding… But sadly enough, that is the conclusion too many people jump to when it comes to our bodies.
Let’s bring it back to common sense – give a plant water, sunlight, nutrients, and if there are any toxins in the soil, remove them. Your body is no different.
You see, there are 2 things that make you out of balance and sick: toxicity and deficiency. Your body has something in it that it needs to get OUT, or it needs something added IN. Do that, and just like the plant, you will heal yourself.
90% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. To avoid dehydration and deprivation, drink half of your body weight in ounces of filtered water daily. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water every day. Add a slice of lemon to increase the alkalinity and your energy.
4. Exercise (a.k.a. Lymphasize)!
You’ve probably heard that people who exercise sleep better and have more energy. But do you know why?
The answer lies in the body’s lymphatic system. It’s the system in charge of getting rid of acids and toxins. When you are too sedentary, acids begin to accumulate in the body, draining your energy. It’s a vicious cycle.
So how do you make sure your lymphatic system keeps moving? Well, your blood is moved by the pumping mechanism of your heart, but your lymph, which you have 4 times more lymph than you do blood, doesn’t have a heart. It relies on body movement to keep it flowing.
- 5. Eat your greens.
Approximately 80% of all American adults are deficient in magnesium, a crucial mineral responsible for more than 600 functions in the human body. Some of those functions relate directly to energy levels and the ability to sleep well at night.
By getting plenty of magnesium, you’re going to have more energy, better rest, stabilized mood and mental health, and a better metabolism, which all contributes to your overall energy level.
Here are the top food sources of magnesium:
- Spinach (1 cup = 49% of the recommended daily value of magnesium!)
- Collard and turnip greens
- Black beans
- Mung beans
- Pumpkin seeds
- Brussels sprouts
- 6. Take deep breaths.
I know it seems too simple to be effective, but breathing is the fastest and most efficient way to detoxify and energize your body. In fact, 70% of the total toxic load inside your body is removed through your lungs.
When we are not consciously breathing, we are building up acid. When you build up acid, your body becomes overstressed and inflamed, and has to work so much harder to keep you going, which crushes your energy. Breathing is so powerful it can lower blood pressure, slow the heartbeat, energize, relieve stress, and most importantly, change your pH within just 1 to 3 minutes.
To find out how effective it is, give this a try… Next time you are feeling stressed and depleted of energy, stop and do 10 repetitions of my 3:6:5 Power Breaths from my book.
- 7. Eat foods rich in B vitamins.
Vitamin B12 is known as the energy vitamin for good reason – it helps convert the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates we eat into usable fuel for the body. What’s more, the body cannot store B12, so without getting enough B12 regularly, you’re going to suffer from fatigue.
When it comes to how you feel, all of the B vitamins aid in your body’s production of energy, so you want to make sure you eat these vitamin B-rich alkaline foods:
- Sardines (high in B12)
- Mackerel (high in B12)
- Wild-caught salmon (high in B12)
- Chia seeds (high in B1, B2, B3, and B7)
- Pine nuts (high in B1)
- Macadamia nuts (high in B1)
- Beans (high in B1, B6, and B9)
- Almonds (high in B1, B2, B6, and B7)
- Lentils (high in B9)
- Walnuts (high in B9)
- Flax (high in B9)
- Enjoy energizing essential oils.
There are several essential oils that will energize you, improve your focus, and revitalize your mood. Add them to a diffuser, your shower, or dab a drop on your wrists for an immediate pick-me-up:
- Peppermint oil is stimulating and helps alleviate headaches
- Citrus oils like grapefruit, lemon, and sweet orange are energizing
- Evergreen oils like cypress and cedar are refreshing
- Eucalyptus oil stimulates the mind
- 9. Start your day with a green drink.
You can drink 5 servings of alkaline greens just by adding 1 scoop of Alkamind Daily Greens to a glass of water. There is no better way to energize and kick-start your day.
A recent US government survey found that out of 21,000 people surveyed, NONE (0%) ate the recommended daily average of basic nutrients. It’s not that no one eats their vegetables (although for too many, that is the case), it’s that the sorry state of our produce leaves us having to eat an impossible amount to absorb enough nutrients. So it’s not easy to get the nutrition we need even when we try.
That’s why it now takes 60 servings of spinach to get the same amount of iron as just one serving in 1948! Since 1950, the calcium in spinach has dropped from 130mg to 48mg. That’s crazy!
Supplementation has become a necessity, and by starting every morning with an alkaline green juice, you’re going to give yourself a natural energy boost that will last all day (no crashes, no jitters).
10. Enjoy coffee the truly energizing way.
When you drink coffee, not only will you inevitably crash from caffeine highs, but also you’ll have more energy-depleting acid in your body.
In order to end the caffeine rollercoaster ride, add a scoop of new Acid-Kicking Coffee Alkalizer to your morning brew. This supplement powder delivers energizing minerals like magnesium and pure Himalayan mineral salt, which we talked about already, along with clean keto fats, to give you lasting energy without the acid crash.
One scoop of this amazing stuff boosts focus, supplies energy, suppresses hunger, and burns body fat throughout your day. What more could you want?
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GET OFF YOUR ACID!