Pink Himalayan Salt

Salt is an essential part of all human and animal life. What make’s salt so invaluable? It is the sodium / ions that the salt possesses. Our body uses salt to maintain some of its essential functions. For example, salt is used to uptake certain nutrients from our intestines. Salt also helps to maintain fluid in our blood cells and to relay information in our muscles and nerves. Our bodies don’t naturally produce salt, so its up to us to give it to our body. More and more people are discovering something new on their tables – it’s pink salt. You may associate the Himalayan mountain range with Mt. Everest, but the fact is, one of the best things from the Himalayas is its salt. Within the mountains, lay crystallized sea salt beds. They are protected by snow, ice and once lava. Himalayan sea salt is considered to be one of the purest salts on earth. Salt is a necessary ingredient in everybody’s life. In order to survive we need it, but we choose good natural salt.

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Love more and laugh a lot. Eat well and move around. Life is a blessing so live it right! God bless!

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Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera is grown in most of the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world and holds a special place in the traditional Chinese, Middle Eastern and Indian herbal medicine.

Also called as the ‘Lily of the Desert’, aloe vera contains about 200 biologically active components including essential vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E), minerals (magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, choline, selenium, and potassium) and amino acids.

Energy replenishment, skin injuries, burns, acne, acid reflux—name a condition, and you will find its cure in this amazing plant! The gel of aloe vera plant can be made into a clear juice which when had twice a day can save you from the health issues, and make your skin better.

It also contains minerals such as germanium, iron, and copper; all of which have healing properties. What’s more, the continous use of this juice helps trigger detoxification reaction in the body. If you are not fond of the bland taste of this juice, you can mix it with different special ingredients like citrus and herbs to churn out the best from them. Plus, the excessive presence of vitamin C in the citrus fruits enhances the iron absorption in the body.

Aloe vera also has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Plus, the presence of polysaccharides and antioxidants in this plant helps provide immune-boosting benefits. Drinking aloe juice regularly is heart friendly too, because of the presence of B-sitosterol that prevents the cholesterol absorption in the system and aids in the lowering of triglyceride levels. Aloe vera also has strong laxative properties that work wonders when you are suffering from constipation.

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The Natural Gatorade Drink

Himalayan Pink Salt Sole. What is it? Sole is water fully saturated with unrefined natural salt. When himalayan salt dissolves in water, it results in a concentrated, electrically charged matrix of the 84 trace minerals in the salt. The ionic salt and trace minerals nourish each cell in your body.

Some of the benefits of himalayan salt sole include:

✔Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH
✔Improves hydration by providing trace minerals while maintaing mineral levels of the body
✔Reduces muscle cramps by improving minerals and hydration
✔Helps balance blood sugar
✔Supports hormone balance for everyone
✔Helps balance blood pressure because it provides unrefined, mineral-rich salt in an ionic solution
✔Improves sleep by supporting blood sugar and hormone balance
✔Acts as a powerful antihistamine
✔Supports weight loss by balancing hormones and improving energy
✔Supports thyroid and adrenal function

How to make Salt Sole:

Fill a glass jar about 1/4 of the way with Infusions KW Himalayan Pink Salt (fine or coarse grain). Fill the rest of the way with filtered water leaving 1 inch empty space from top. Add a plastic or glass lid (not metal). Gently shake and let sit overnight.You should always have some undissolved salt in the jar, this means the water is fully saturated. Add more salt if needed. In the morning, take 1 teaspoon of sole mixed into 1 glass of warm or room temperature water. Never use metal spoon with your sole! Keep refilling your jar with salt and water when it runs low. The natural Gatorade perfect for electrolytes rebalancing!

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Love more and laugh a lot. Eat well and move around. Life is a blessing so live it right! God bless!

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7 Spices to use in 2018

After the holidays most of us are feeling guilty of overindulgence and have vowed that 2018 will be the year of good health. Many of us are devising a health plan for the year ahead by joining a gym, watching what foods we are eating, and promising to live life more holistic.

But before you start spending alot of money on vitamins, tonics, and super powders, try some natural and cheaper home remedies to get you feeling great again! Add them to your daily regimen as much as you can.

Spices are a cost effective way to easily give your body nutrients and minerals. Spices not only can take food from bland (which most healthy diet centers food does taste) to tasty and still make it healthy. The added bonus, some extraordinary added benefits for mental and physical health.

2017 was full of research into different kinds of herbs and spices that indicate they can contribute to overall health as much as fruits and vegetables providing antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral benefits.

Keep in mind it is important to look at spices holistically and not as a miracle cures for everything but as one piece of the puzzle in creating long lasting health and wellness but changing your lifestyle. Spices and herbs are a very easy way to add value to your food intake and way cheaper than popping pills.

Stay tuned asInfusions informs throughout the year about all these fantastic spices and herbs and tidbits on how to incorporate them into your daily life. What are the super spices to concentrate on for 2018? Here are my top 7 choices:

Chilli
Turmeric
Ginger
Garlic
Cinnamon
Cumin
Saffron

Xoxo Patty

Love more and laugh a lot. Eat well and move around. Life is a blessing so live it right! God bless!

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Don’t throw those strings away from fresh corn!

Do you often throw away the string-like fibers from the end of corns when buy fresh corn? Well don’t! These fibers, also known as corn silk, can be made into a tea that comes with a variety of health benefits.

Corn silk tea is also a wonderful home remedy for kidney problems. It is highly effective in treating conditions including painful urination, urinary tract infection, bladder infection, inflammation of the urinary system, and kidney stones.

Corn silk tea is great for people with high blood pressure. It helps in reducing the levels of blood sugar by increasing insulin levels in the body. It is also an excellent natural treatment for congestive heart failure, diabetes, high cholesterol.

Making corn silk tea is easy.

Boil 1 tablespoon of corn silk (chopped) in 1 cup of water. Once it is done, cover the pan and allow it to steep for 15 to 20 minutes. When it is cool enough to drink, you can add 1 teaspoon of our popular honey.

If you do a batch send me a pic! Have a great weekend.

Xoxo Patty

God bless. Eat Healthy. Play Alot. Love more. Live Long.

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Summer Reflections – November Aspirations

🍂As we welcome the 1st day of November, I remember that summer was amazing! How about yours?Where did you go? What did you see? Most importantly, WHAT DID YOU EAT?! Haha! The Infusions KW family roamed Turkey and it is honestly one of my favorite destinations I have ever been to (and we travel alot). So much to love about Turkey; the weather, the landscape, deep history, kind people, and tantalizing food all made such an impression on me. I learned about their most common spices and flavor palette while imdulging some cooking recipes. Turkey will definitely be my inspiration for Infusions this Fall season.

Just wanted to say a quick hello and highlight what’s coming up in November. If you haven’t done so already, please Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

🍁November’s newsletter marks our first of the new season after a long hiatus. We were reorganizing from within (including our admin queen welcoming a new bundle of joy), creating new spices, and revamping our website (thanks to our volunteer computer Jedi who also taught me how to use this WordPress thingy right now haha!). Alot of NEW exciting things coming your way this season!

The first of our recipe videos will be on YouTube this week! Press this link, please like and subscribe! My personal goals for November is to take advantage of the cool weather now in Kuwait (yes I live in Inferno in summer) and lead a more healthier lifestyle. Which includes more home prepped meals. I am offering 10% discount when you use code HEALTHY on my website.

Will be back later this week with some more yummy stuff and keep all of you updated.

God bless. Eat well. Play alot. Love yourself. Live long.

Xoxo Patty

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School Lunches

Good morning K-town. As i sit and think what fruits and veggies I need to get for home and the business, I feel upset inside because the kind of junk food available at my children’s schools. No matter how hard we try at home the influence of environment at school can interfere with our healthy lifestyle journey. My youngest Sara takes pride in packing her healthy snack and tries to teach her friends (including teachers) at school about how bad sugar and msg is. My son sometimes does and sometimes no but tries to buy “healthy” like corn or kabob next to baqala mall by their school. The soda and icecream is so tempting especislly if your whole squad if boys  (all over weight i might add) are drinking and eating junk. Never underestimate peer pressure. However, my 9th graders wouldn’t pack a snack to take school if life depended on it lol! I give them money and pray they make good choices. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. I don’t look forward to finding wrappers of nasty candy in pocket uniforms or of chips in their school bags. Ok venting done, now back to my grocery list at fruit/veggies market.

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Spices That Reduce Inflamation

4 Spices that Reduce Inflammation

⁠⁠⁠Relief for chronic pain and stiffness may come from your kitchen cabinet even more than your medicine cabinet. That’s because research has shown some herbs and spices have easing, anti-inflammatory properties.

Chronic pain is reflected in many debilitating illnesses, including back soreness, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and osteoarthritis, and it is often due to persistent inflammation.

Many plants have properties to help treat these conditions without the use of drugs. Here are four natural herbs and spices you can try to help ease pain symptoms.

1. Ginger – This medicinal herb has been traditionally used to treat nausea and motion sickness, but researchers have also found that it can help suppress an inflammatory response because of bioactive compounds it contains called gingerols.

A widely reported study from the University of Miami found that patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who consumed ginger were able to reduce the amount of pain and stiffness by a significant amount compared to patients receiving a placebo.

Ginger is a spicy and aromatic herb, so consider adding a few slices to dress up fruit and vegetable dishes, or use the spice in your meal.

2. Turmeric – The anti-inflammatory power in this spice comes from a component called curcumin, which also gives turmeric its deep yellow color. Curcumin is part of the ginger family, and has many of the same pain-relieving properties. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that people who took a specific turmeric extract for eight weeks experienced pain relief and improved motor function.

The spice from India is commonly added to curies, stir-fries and even egg salad. In order to fully realize the benefits of this anti-inflammatory herb, you can also use a curcumin supplement.

3. Rosemary – This evergreen herb is thought to help decrease the symptoms of asthma. Specifically, studies have shown that rosemary reduces the inflammation in airways induced by dust mite allergens that aggravate asthma. Researchers have also found that rosemary helps increase blood flow to the brain, which improves concentration and memory.

Rosemary has a bold flavor that helps dress up main dishes, so you can add it as a spice to your meals.

4. Cloves – Eugenol, the primary component of clove’s volatile oils, functions as an anti-inflammatory substance. In animal studies, the addition of clove extract to diets already high in anti-inflammatory components (like cod liver oil, with its high omega-3 fatty acid content) brings significant added benefits, and in some studies, further reduces inflammatory symptoms by another 15-30%. Clove also contains a variety of flavonoids, including kaempferol and rhamnetin, which also contribute to clove’s anti-inflammatory (and antioxidant) properties. It’s well known that cloves is full of healthy antioxidants to help increase heart health and fight cancer, but researchers have also discovered that cloves has anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in treating chronic pain conditions.

The components of clove thought to help ease pain are best released in hot water that’s been steeped with a tea bag for at least two to three minutes. Consider adding a small clove to a ginger and turmeric tea to boost its pain-relieving properties.

The herbs in your kitchen can do more than just add flavor to your food, they can help you feel healthier. Fight chronic pain by keeping these four natural spices in stock. All these spices are available at Infusions KW.

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