Targeted, weekly challenges that help bolster you onward into health changes that hold the most power for you.
Let the anti-inflammatory week begin! The very first week-mod challenge is one that ANYONE who can heat water can successfully achieve.
Weekly Change Series - Drink chamomile tea every night for seven nights.
Put it on your calendar. Start TONIGHT! Go get some herbal chamomile tea bags - you can find them at just about any grocery store. You can also buy dried flowers in bulk here, and strain your flowers minus-the-bag.
It's also helpful to set an alarm on your phone for help remembering changes at first. I can't tell you how many times I've said, "I'm going to do this every day!" And then 3 days later, I've forgotten all about it.
So set an alarm on your phone or maybe on your digital calendar for a time of day that works for your schedule, like 7pm, or maybe even a little closer to bedtime. If you prefer to drink it in the morning - that works as well! Just once day day is all this weekly change series poses.This ends on - you guessed it - Friday night.
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While drinking tea once every night doesn't seem like it will make a huge difference in your health, don't underestimate the power of this daily habit.
Chamomile tea has mild anti-inflammatory properties, among another hundred-or-so therapeutic uses. Click here to read what the science says about chamomile in its various forms.
Chamomile has benefits for many health conditions - including eczema, gout, hemmorhoids, mastitis, arthritis, and sleep disorders.
If you find you really love chamomile tea - you can easily grow it in the summer in most agricultural zones. Fresh chamomile flowers taste slightly apple-y and sweet!
I've grown the German Chamomile variety (from seed!) in my garden for a couple of years now, and love it! Here's a picture from this spring!