Thursday, April 16, 2015

10 All Natural Healing Teas

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Oh my, I have been ill, it was absolutely ridiculous. Remember the sick deadline ? That totally f-ed me up! I'm a health freak, but the stress and exhaustion from this period of none stop work really broke my immune system. But all is(almost) better now and time to share some healthy stuff! Hope you are all well :), will be catching up in a bit!

Flu incoming? Drink herbal tea!! There’s nothing as comforting as herbal tea. It warms the insides, and promotes an instant feeling of calm and well being. Herbal teas also carry many health benefits. I'm a tea freak, sick or not. Here are some of my favorites!

Love,
Lucia

1. Dandelion and chicory root: Dandelion roots act as a blood purifier that helps both kidneys and the liver to remove impurities. It is also high in potassium and helps to improve appetite and digestion. Chicory is a bitter digestive tonic that increases bile flow and decreases inflammation. It also supports the action of the stomach and liver and cleanses the urinary tract.

2. Peppermint: Improves digestion, eases nausea and vomiting, reduces heartburn, dissolves gallstones, fights bad breath, relieves stress, and acts as a pain reliever. I make my own peppermint tea using fresh mint for my garden. It’s super easy to grow!

3. Pau D’arco: Great for eliminating Candida, purifying the blood, strengthening the immune system, protecting the liver, and beneficial while healing cancer.

4. Soursop: A potent healer, soursop tea (made from the leaves of the soursop tree) is very beneficial to those healing from cancer. It purifies the blood, aids detoxification, promotes clear skin, is high in vitamin C, contains rich amounts of antioxidants to fight free radical damage, is great for the liver, and improves digestive health.

5. Ginger: Relieves nausea, combats motion sickness, helps digestive processes, combats inflammation, reduces dizziness, limits flatulence, controls chronic pain, eases muscle aches and rheumatoid arthritis, minimizes symptoms of the common cold, allergies, and other respiratory conditions.

6. Valerian: Is great for promoting deeper sleep and helps treat chronic insomnia and sleeplessness, soothes and sedates the nervous system, helps calm hysteria and restlessness, alleviates menstrual problems, soothes the digestive system, help lower the blood pressure, may inhibit the growth of tumors.

7. Rooibos: Rich in mineral content, promoting healthy skin, teeth and bones. High in antioxidants, and is great longevity.

8. Rosehip: One of the best plant sources of vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, skin and tissue health and adrenal function.

9. Cleavers: Awesome for stimulating the lymphatic system (it’s traditionally used to treat lymph cancers), treating urinary tract infections, treating jaundice, purifying the blood, and healing wounds.

10. Little China Teas: Made from medicinal organic Chinese herbs, these teas really are healing teas. You should tey Longevity Tonic, made with Ju Hua (chrysanthemum flower), Huang Qi – Astragalus, Dang Shen, Zi Su Ye – (purple perilla leaf), Sheng Jiang (ginger), Bo He – (field mint), and the Up-Lift, made with Goji (wolfberry), gou qi zi, ginseng, dang shen, perilla (zi su) and Bo He (Chinese field mint).

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Bohemian Dream Spring 2015

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After a crazy 3 weeks I'm back blogging yet again :P! I keep on getting these crazy last minute deadlines. You know those kind of "no time to eat nor sleep" deadlines, really unhealthy. Well, I survived again and I'm done with any deadlines for a couple of weeks. The past few weeks I had to design a Spring layout, design a few garments for a magazine and make a stock of about 100 pieces because my model had to go into surgery and will not be able to work for 2 months. Sitting back, relaxing and catching up with y'all. Sharing my new layout and some new The Bohemian Dream pieces today.

Feedback is highly appreciated babes.

Love,
Lucia

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Thread Sence Lookbook Spring 2015

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If your pockets aren't deep enough for Free People, I totally recommend you checking out Thread Sence. Probably you've heard of them before, but for all who didn't; Thread Sence is an affordable Free People-ish brand with gorgeous free spirited, indie-inspired Boho designs. They will definately fulfill your dreams and leave you with money to eat for the rest of the month (Free People your prices are getting ridiculous, 4-real!!). Sharing my favorites of their new Spring Lookbook today. You can shop the Lookbook right here!

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend! Any spectacular plans to share? :)

Love,
Lucia

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Natural Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Let's start the month with some healthy stuff ladies! Spring is in the air and everyone is welcoming the new regenerating season with open arms. We need to get out of our Winter mood and get ready for the warmer weather. Altough it's still kinda cold in most parts of the world, it's never to early to start prepping your body and get energized! Our energy levels are low at the moment from a couple of months of cold and lack of sunlight. Still stuck in your Winter Blues? Avoid coffee and energizing "miracle" drinks and incorporate these little things into your everyday life from now on and you'll naturally keep your energy level at its highest. You'd also like my most recent post: 10 All Natural Instant Energy Boosters, for an instant energy booster!

Spring is just around the corner, so excited!!! Are you??

Love,
Lucia

Stretch

When you wake up in the morning, take a few minutes to let your mind and body adjust to being awake before you get out of bed. While breathing deeply, consciously stretch every muscle in your body, starting with your toes and working your way up until you reach the muscles in your face. I do it every single morning of my life and it really helps to energize!

Eat Breakfast

Many people don't eat breakfast because mornings are rushed, but oh my, it is the most important thing to start your day with! After fasting for multiple hours while we sleep, our bodies need plenty of nutrients in order to operate at their maximum potential. Just wake up a little earlier to make yourself a healthy breakfast. I start every day with two pieces of fruit and some line seeds or a heavy veggie fruit smoothy, all biological of course! Remember, a breakfast with loads of suger is not healthy. Normal cereals for example, most often seem "healthy", but the majority contain ridiculous amounts of sugar, wrong fat and E-numbers, which are poisonous to your body. Packages are very misleading, read the ingredients!

Drink Water

Water is crucial for proper functioning of every system in our bodies, which are naturally made of up to 60% water! Dehydration is a big contributor to feeling fatigued, so make sure you’re getting enough water every single day. Start your day with one glass of water. During the night you loose a lot of water, you're basically dehydrated when you wake up. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day. I drink at least one litre of filtered water and one litre of organic herbal tea (green preferably) a day.

Get Sun

Mentioning this in almost every single health energizing post, get as much sun as you can. At least 15 minutes a day or as much as the sun peeks. It might not be as sunny as you want yet where your live. But take advantage of it if there is sun! You can read in one of my previous posts about the reasons why, oh boy, it has some benefits you probably never heard of :P: 10 Reasons Why Sun Is Good For Our Health

Tap Your Thymus

The thymus is an organ in your immune system that is located at the center of your chest, below your collar bone. Tapping this area triggers the production of T-cells, increases energy, relieves stress, boots your immune system, and more. To do so, place your fingers in the center of your sternum and tap or thump for 15 to 20 seconds while breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. You will likely feel an immediate sense of calm after tapping your thymus, and doing so regularly can lead to a long-term increase in your immune system and energy level overall!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New In | The Bohemian Dream February 2015

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It has been a crazy day in my studio! It's very nice to have a creative brain, but oh my.. it's also very exhausting. Too many ideas are running through my mind day and night like a hurricane. It gives me a headache something... yeah really. Anyway, still happy tough :) with everything I created this month! Sharing some The Bohemian Dream favorite newbies of February. In love with my model Jewel as always. Isn't she breathtaking?

Feedback is highly appreciated hunnies! Which is your fav and why?

Love,
Lucia

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