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Electrolyte Drink DIY

Electrolyte Drink DIY

Electrolyte Drink
Steps to prepare a DIY electrolyte drink

Your Winter Drink

Here is a simple, easy, AND delicious recipe for a homemade electrolyte drink that’s a big hit in my house during the winter months. Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They’re found in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help balance the amount of water in your body and your body’s acid/base (pH) level. Symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance can include twitching, weakness & fatigue, headache, nausea, blood pressure changes, muscle cramps, low energy, and simply not feeling well.

This recipe makes a GREAT post-workout/yoga class drink! It contains key nutrients to help replenish your body’s lost water and electrolytes after exercise. Being sick, having a fever, diarrhea or vomiting are all situations where you need to boost your electrolytes.

Instead of drinking a cold, store-bought Gatorade (Gatorade contains: water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, salt, modified food starch, mono-potassium sulfate, sodium citrate, emulsifiers, and natural flavorings), try this recipe instead!


DIY Winter Electrolyte Drink Recipe
One Serving
(one large mason jar)

Ingredients

1-3 tbsp fresh ginger juice

3 c. hot water

Juice of 1/2 to 1 fresh lemon

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 – 2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup

Directions

Stir all ingredients until dissolved. Drink before, during and after you work out or when you need a little something extra from your drink! If your energy is low and you’re running cold and achy, add more ginger!

Ginger has a lot of health benefits: it can improve circulation, and is great for colds and flu; it’s also deliciously warming from the inside out! You can make your own ginger juice! Just scrape off the skin from a fresh ginger root using a spoon then grate and squeeze the pulp. Here is a fabulous video that will show you how to make ginger juice. Or you can also use a garlic press!

Please experiment and have fun with this recipe. Some other ingredients to try include cayenne,  coconut water, and lime juice.

ginger lemon drink

9 Healthy Winter Tips

9 Healthy Winter Tips

Nourish your mind and body this Winter Take special care of yourself with these easy winter health tips inspired by Chinese medicine. Good any time of year, these activities are particularly associated with improved health in wintertime. 1. Sleep.  Achieve better sleep by retiring to bed before 10 p.m., turning your electronics off at least… Continue Reading

Using Moxa at Home

Using Moxa at Home

Use Moxa at home to increase the effects of your acupuncture While you may not be needling yourself at home, you *can* use moxa. I like to give patients a stick of moxa to use between appointments, especially during wintertime, or if you run cold, or are overstressed so you can DIY Moxa whenever you need.… Continue Reading

Boost Your Immunity With This 1-Minute Acupressure Routine

Boost Your Immunity With This 1-Minute Acupressure Routine

Build Resilience & Boost Immunity This Winter Practice this one-minute self-massage routine each day to help you boost your immunity and stay healthy throughout the winter this year. I recently came across this sentence when I was leafing through some old notes from acupuncture school: “Acupuncture builds resilience & strengthens our natural resistance to disease.”… Continue Reading

Breathe to Reduce Holiday Stress

Breathe to Reduce Holiday Stress

Stress Busters! When life gets chaotic, and it invariably does, how do you cope? One convenient, effective (and free!) option is controlled breathing. Paying attention to your breath invokes the Relaxation Response, which can reduce stress, ease anxiety, and promote clear thinking, as well as slow down your heart rate and lower blood pressure. Making… Continue Reading

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Fall is here! New seasons are an opportunity to realign with our body’s natural rhythms. Fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures can help encourage the transition. From an acupuncture perspective, autumn is about refinement. A time to pare down, to let go of excesses we gave ourselves in summer, and focus on what’s necessary for winter.  Even here… Continue Reading

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

People often ask if acupuncture can help 
with weight loss. Here’s what we’ve learned. Acupuncture and Weight Management Acupuncture can be a great tool for PAIN management. When you have less pain, you’re more able to be physically active (and you’re more likely to enjoy it). Regular, moderate physical activity can be a huge help… Continue Reading

Our Custom Foot Soaks

Our Custom Foot Soaks

Healing Yourself with Foot Soaks Self Care with Custom Foot Soaks Headaches wreck your day? Do your feet make walking a challenge? Your back and knees hurt? Our custom foot soaks contain medicinal herbs and mineral salts used for centuries to revive our bodies and reduce pain. Check out the clinic’s “grocery shelves” in the reception… Continue Reading

Self Care: 12 Tips Acupuncturists Hope Everyone Remembers

Self Care: 12 Tips Acupuncturists Hope Everyone Remembers

Acupuncture wisdom? It’s really about self-care. There are many simple practices that, when done regularly, can drastically improve a person’s symptoms and overall quality of life. If only we remembered to do them, right?!? Here’s a list of our favorites, written down in one place to help you remember. Acupuncturists from around the country have… Continue Reading

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