Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge

The 30 Day Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge

apple cider vinegar challenge

There are so many benefits to drinking apple cider vinegar, such as weight loss, detoxification, and shiny hair, teeth and nails! It is really worth sticking to more than just a few days of trying it.  

 

 

To make the most of the health benefits my whole family is starting The 30 Day Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge, including the hubby and kids!

You are welcome to start it along side us, or at anytime that suits you. 

It is also a great way to get a little more water into the kids, and boost their immunity too.

The benefits are amazing, and If your looking for a gentle cleanse the whole family can do, The Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge is a great place to start! 

Before you cringe and say ‘I couldn’t drink vinegar……wait! It’s going to be worth it…AND, it IS diluted so it actually tastes way better than you might think’. 

 

The Amazing Benefits Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Helps skin glow from the inside out
  • Removes toxins
  • Breaks down fat
  • Encourages regular bowel motions
  • Encourages normal cholesterol
  • Discourages glucose spikes
  • Promotes proper PH levels, and allows for an alkaline state
  • Helpful for easing heart burn
  • Promotes a healthy gut
  • Helps to regulate blood pressure
  • Immunity boosting

 

apple cider vinegar challange

SO…Let’s start the challenge:

What you need:

The very best RAW apple cider vinegar only – Use ORGANIC, and make sure it has the ‘mother’ – The ‘mother’ is a collection of enzymes and good bacteria that settle during the fermentation process. 

I use Chantal Organics Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.  

You can get this from the supermarket or health food store.  Be careful of the brand you choose as some other brands contain additives that should be avoided, such as colours and flavours. 

How much to drink:

You can drink anything from 1 teaspoon to 3 tablespoons of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) diluted in a large glass of water 3x a day.

For our 30 Day Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge we are doing the following:

For the kids – 1 tsp 2x a day in a large glass of water.

For the adults – 1 tbsp of ACV 2x a day.  

 

When To Drink It:

Drink the diluted ACV drink around 20 minutes before a main meal, this helps prepare your body for food.  Breakfast and dinner are ideal because most families are home together during those times.

TIPS:

Be a great role model for the kids, show them it actually tastes good! Tell them about the health benefits and congratulate them for drinking the whole glass.  

Add a little honey to the drink if it helps the kids drink it, or like us add a squeeze of lemon or 2 drops of lemon essential oil.

If your starting the challenge let me know by commenting below or joining me on Instagram.

Good luck with the 30 Day Cider Vinegar Challenge, this could be the very start of a whole new you, 

Jamie x 

3 Best Crystals For Love

The 3 BEST Crystals For Love 

best crystals for love

When it comes to attracting love into your life, you first have to be able to love yourself. 

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST! 

Loving yourself opens the heart so that you can truly love others, and because like attracts like, once you feel love for yourself, the law of attraction ensures that this energy is extended out into the world. 

Before you know it, love will come looking for you with very little effort on your part.

 

The following crystals are my top 3 best crystals for love and are used by many healers around the world as a conduit for LOVE:

Rose Quartz – Promotes feelings of love, compassion, joy and warmth.

One of my absolute favourite crystals is the rose quartz crystal. 

It is valuable in enhancing self love as well as being a powerful attractant for those looking for love.

Rose Quartz – The Crystal Of LOVE

This soft pick crystal helps to heal pain from past hurts, deepens feelings of love for oneself and helps to keep the love between two people strong and pure.

 

RhodoniteHelps to unblock the heart chakra, release fear and builds compassion.

This crystal is often found in smaller pieces, and is a mixture of rich pink crystals and darker grey mineralisation. 

The power of this crystal is that it supports the heart chakra to release any blockages that it may have.  If the heart chakra is blocked this can push love away. 

We don’t want that….

Some people will go right through their life being ‘unlucky’ in love, when it was their heart charka holding onto a past hurt that was pushing love away all along. 

Once releasing this blockage from the heart, love can finally flow in easily and effortlessly.

 

Jade – Promotes unconditional love and opens the heart.

Jade is often called a lucky charm because of it’s powers to promote love, health and wealth. 

crystals for love

Jade For Love, Health & Wealth

Jade is used to attract new love and deepen the connections of love between two people who have been together for a long time. 

Jade also allows for deep seated issues to be resolved between ones self, or between two people by bringing hidden issues to the surface.  

 

 

Try This Powerful Love Spell:

 

When we are wanting to attract love into our lives we can ONLY do this by loving ourself completely first. 

Use this powerful love spell to heal your heart, release blockages from the heart chakra and bring pure love into your life. 

Time – Allow at least 30-40 minutes for the love spell, and repeat at least once a week.

 

The LOVE Spell

1 – Ground Yourself. 

Place your bare feet onto the grass or the earth outside. 

Take a long deep breath and imagine their are roots growing down through your feet into the earth.  The roots draw up nourishment into your body and you feel your whole body becoming replenished. 

Continue to take slow deep breaths (around 5 of these) until you feel your entire body buzzing with the energy of the earth,

2 – Release Your Fears.

Sit cross legged on the grass.

Hold the love crystal or crystals of your choice in your right hand and lightly press them against your heart. 

Cover them with your left hand now too, taking a deep breath in through the nose as you do.  As you release the breath you feel past hurts and blockages release through your mouth and into the air.  Continue this for at least 5 more breaths.  

 

3 – Affirmation 

Repeat the affirmation as many times as you feel you need to, but no less than 3x:

I Am Loved, I Am Loved, I Am Loved.

Rhodonite For Healing The Heart Chakra

 

Remember: Bubbles of emotion may be ready to rise up to be released, and this can feel uncomfortable for those of us who are used to holding into emotions.  It is much better to let them go, and this may cause tears to flow, so know this is completely normal.

You can repeat this daily to speed the healing process, or continue it weekly. 

Optional: You can also use an essential oil on your heart chakra before beginning the exercise and before going to bed at night. 

Rose is the essential oil of love, and would works beautifully for this spell.  Otherwise choose an oil that resonates with you and use that diluted in coconut oil on your heart charka.

If you found the love spell helpful, or would love to learn more about crystals, please let me know with a few words below, 

 

Love & Healing,

Jamie x 

The Easiest Intestinal Cleanse Ever

Everyone can do with an intestinal cleanse, and it is important to treat the whole family at least every 6 months to keep on top of any intestinal parasites such as worms.  

natural intestinal cleanse

This easy pumpkin seed remedy is a really good prevention for parasites that can upset tummies and cause a multitude of other health issues, and it tastes great too. 

There are some good natural treatment on the market, but we use this cheap, easy and tasty cleanse remedy to keep our family healthy throughout the year.  Even the pets all get a dose every few months, including our chickens, dogs, cats and guinea pigs.  

Pumpkin seeds have been used traditionally for many years to treat parasites, and remove toxins.  They contain a substance called cucurbitin which paralyses parasites and removes them from the body.  

They are also a REALLY good source of vitamins A, B and K, and also contain a good amount of the mineral zinc.  

 

Easy Intestinal Cleanse 

Take 300g – 500gs of pumpkin seeds (or more if you have a bigger family, or want to dose your pets).

Grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or whizz until almost a powder but not quite.

Dosage:

Take 1 tbsp a day for 3-4 days on either porridge, or cereal. It is really tasty on muesli. For kids you can add it to a smoothie and blend well or even mix it into their mince for tea.  For animals I just mix it with their wet food and they haven’t noticed yet.  The chickens will just eat it as it!  

NOTE: If you are sure you have a parasite infestation seek medial advice, and double the dose of pumpkin seeds.  Also add in a high quality garlic supplement to ensure all the parasites are taken care of.  

How I made 68 Servings of REAL food for just $100

 

My $100 REAL food challenge is yours free!

Excited!!! Sign up to the challenge and share the link below with friends and family. It’s 100% gluten and additive free too.

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I have included my Pak ‘n Save shopping list, and all the recipes I used to create 68 REAL food meals, that worked out to be over 2 weeks of dinner meals for my family of 4….at just $100.

Over 100 people have signed up to this already, and I am so excited to see everyone’s healthy creations.

Click below to grab your shopping list and recipes.  

http://jamiegeurtjens.com/100-dollar-real-food-challenge/

 

I have made it super printer friendly too, so print the shopping list to take to the supermarket, and keep the easy recipes in the kitchen.

I hope you enjoy the challenge as much as I do.

Share your shopping and cooking journey below or on my Facebook page:  

Facebook/JamieGeurtjensWellness

Jamie x

How To Stop Eating So Much Crap Food

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will already know the pros of healthy eating, and the cons of eating crap, right?

how to stop eating so much crap food

Eating crap makes us feel like crap. It’s pretty simple.  We live in a world where if you have the technology available to you to read this post, then chances are you also have access to fresh drinking water, and whole foods.

So we know we shouldn’t eat so much crap, we have access to healthy food, yet so many of us are still doing it!

Why?

Our bodies crave certain nutrients so that they can do what they need to do to keep us alive, healthy and moving.  If we eat less healthy foods and more unhealthy foods like fried foods, pies, bakery items, sweet treats, lollies, and processed foods, what happens is, your body begins to starve.  Crazy?  No, what I mean is, yes it’s getting enough fats, and carbohydrates to function, and even storing some for later use…weight gain! But it’s missing out on essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and the all important protein, so it sends out emergency signals to the brain.   

Cravings!!!

Feed me, i’m starving screams the body! When your body gets into this state it craves foods that are easily broken down and can be used as fuel. Simple sugars! Trans-fats! Fried foods and sugary foods. 

So the more you eat of these unhealthy foods, the more you crave them.  It’s a vicious cycle that I have found, can only be broken by doing this:

Simply giving up these bad foods doesn’t work.  You have tried it, I have tried it and failed, failed failed.  That time I went on the 3 day juice cleanse and lasted 12 hours before I gave in and ate half a block of energy chocolate – that was a fail! I put my body into shock, it was deprived, and so it sent out signals, cravings!!  I gave in! We have all started something like ‘Junk Free June, or ‘Sugar Free September’ (I don’t even know if those are things, but you get what I mean) to fail by day two, because our bodies just feel awful.

What really works (and feels so much better) is this – 

Simply start adding in more good foods, foods that fuel your body, and give it all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and strong.

These foods actually stop cravings, because they balance out our bodies and nourish us from within. Don’t start saying ‘No’ to foods, because this causes you to crave them! Focus on bringing in more fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats and fish into your diet.  These foods are the answer., plus you will feel so much better focusing on everything you CAN have, that you wont notice you are not having so much crap food.  The more good food you eat, the less crap food you eat, and the less you will crave it.

Simple right?

Let me know if this was helpful, or what you need help with in your diet?

Love, light and health, 

Jamie x 

4 Ways To Have More Energy

Everything is energy – and if your energy is low, you will vibe low! All those things you want to manifest into your life, just aren’t attracted to low vibes.

ways to have more energy

How much more difficult is it to live a happy life when your low in energy?

I know it’s so difficult, not just for your body, but for your mind.  

When my energy levels are low my ego kicks in big time with negativity, and doom and gloom! I have to keep my energy levels stable so I can feel as good as possible about myself and my life. 

If you want to attract good things, and you want them fast, you have to vibe higher.  Higher vibrations attract good things much faster than low vibrations.

I unfortunately know a whole lot about low energy and feeling like crap! I used to suffer from fatigue, depression, anxiety and was almost diagnosed with chronic fatigue after 6 month of awful symptoms, the doctors were at a loss to why I was so exhausted, and had just prescribed me with antidepressants.  For me this wasn’t the answer, and I knew I had to make some changes fast, before I felt any worse! 

Here’s how I went from burned out, to bouncing out of bed in the mornings, and you can too!

 

4 WAYS TO HAVE MORE ENERGY

1 – CLEAN UP YOUR DIET.  

Get rid of all those foods that aren’t fuel.  I was addicted to sugar, so this was a tough one for me.  I swapped my sugary biscuits for fresh salad and tuna, and within a week my sugar cravings had almost gone! My energy levels were returning and I no longer spent hours in bed. My top 3 foods that lower your vibes is a great place to start. 

2 – GET RID OF EVERYTHING THAT DRAINS YOU. 

This could mean the pile of bills sitting on the coffee table waiting to be paid.  Pay them or clip them into your diary on the day that you will pay them. Get them out of site.  It also means that clutter that’s all over the kitchen beach, garage or spare room.  The kids toys that have taken over the lounge, get them in to clear them out.  Reclaim your space, and make it a space that lifts you higher.  It also means any people who drain you.  The neighbour that has you talking as you get out of your car each evening, politely tell them you have to go inside.  The person who calls you at dinner time and wants your credit card number for their charity, politely tell them it’s not a good time. That friend who talks behind everyones back, and the more time you spend with them has you feeling like a wilting flower.  Spend less time with them. Don’t feel bad, you have to protect your energy or you will have nothing left.  What about your job…does something need to change there?

3 – GET INTO NATURE  

You don’t have time? You have to make time, because your soul is calling you to heal.  Nature is a super healer, nothing compares! All these vitamins and supplements they advertise on tv, have nothing on a few hours a week near native bush, sea water or an earthy woods.  

4 – FEEL MORE JOY.

Joy is an instant energy booster. Do something that lights you up.  Joy and happiness are major energy boosters.  Watch a funny movie, because when was the last time you laughed so hard that your stomach muscles actually hurt?  I remember in the middle of my fatigue and misery, something happened that made me laugh, and it felt like the weirdest sensation  My face actually hurt after a few laughs, that’s how long it has been. We should be laughing everyday, smiling and feeling like life is a joy, not a burden.  Part of changing my life, meant making time to do all those things that lit me up. 

 

If you think you don’t have time for all this let me tell you a secret that not many people know…..

Having a high vibration, and maintaining a high vibe, actually uses less energy than it takes to vibe low!

It’s true! It actually takes a lot of your body and soul energy to keep your vibration low, yet when you vibe high, you create more energy and can experience so many more things.  This is one of the reasons people think I seem to do so many things that others think they don’t have time for.  The things I do lift me up, help me to vibe high, and so allow me to do even more of what I love. 

How are your energy levels right now?

Are they low? Would you be interested in more blogs and videos about boosting your energy? 

Let me know, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I’m here to help, because I have been where you are, I want you to feel what I feel everyday! 

Love, and energy, 

Jamie x