Once You Start Feeling Good About Yourself …

“Feel good about yourself because once you start feeling good about yourself,
then you’re going to do good things for yourself. You’re going to make yourself healthy,
you’re going to want to exercise, you’re going to want to put good healthy things in your body.”
~ Lisa Masterson
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Founder – Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI),
Founder – Mobile Mom Squad, Infertility, Adolescent Gynecology and Family Planning Specialist,
Podcaster – Health and Heels with Dr. Lisa!, Founder – Ocean Oasis Medical Spa & Author
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A Respiratory System Health Booster in This Time of #CoronaVirus: A Delicious, Simple Anti-Phlegm Tea (Grandma Eunice’s)

 

 

 

 

Hello, Everyone!

NOTE/UPDATE: Additional Information has been added, since the initial date of this post on NextDoor.com, about the health and nutritional benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Honey. Also, you may make and drink this tea as a glass of lemonade, as well (not heated). Either way, this beverage is a delicious and powerful health booster to a body’s respiratory system, in this time of Corona Virus/COVID-19, and year-round.

Here’s a tea recipe that my Grandmother Eunice made for us to expel phlegm from our bodies, while we were growing up. This tea is delicious and it works, time and time again. One cup is effective, don’t over do it. Using real lemon and real honey is important for this recipe to help the body expel the phlegm and aid the respiratory system.

The reason I’m sharing this time-tested tea recipe is that this tea will help your body expel phlegm from the body. As you all may know, by now, the Corona virus a.k.a COVID-19 impacts the respiratory system, particularly the lungs. Phlegm is the “Mucus, thicker than normal due to illness or irritation, coughed up from the respiratory tract.”. This tea will help your body expel the phlegm.

Here are the ingredients: 1) approximately 8 ounces of clean, drinkable, heated water, 2) 1 or 2 round, peppermint(s) with peppermint essential oil in it OR a few drops of peppermint essential oil, 3) a teaspoon or tablespoon of real honey, and 4) a slice of a lemon with the lemon peel on the lemon (lemon essential oil is in the peel). This tea is made “to taste”, which for us meant to be made with the least amount of peppermint and the least amount of honey mentioned above first, taste it and add the remaining measure until it taste delicious by the cup. Please, remember to use separate clean spoons if you’re making this for someone else. NOTE” Honey is NOT supposed to be given to children that are less than 1 year old (Google LINK to “At what age can children have honey?”: https://bit.ly/39LgwM5).

Articles about the Health Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Honey:
1) Peppermint Oil Benefits, Uses & Varieties – https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-peppermint-oil.html
2) Top 15 Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits, for Gut Health, Headaches & More – https://draxe.com/essential-oils/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/
3) All About Lemon Oil – https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-lemon-oil.html
4) Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses and Benefits – https://draxe.com/essential-oils/lemon-essential-oil-uses-benefits/
5) Raw Honey Benefits for Healing + 20 Popular Honey Uses – https://draxe.com/nutrition/the-many-health-benefits-of-raw-honey/
6) Homemade Honey Herbal Cough Drops – https://draxe.com/beauty/cough-drops/
7) Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon: Are 2 Super-foods Better Than 1? – https://draxe.com/nutrition/benefits-of-honey-and-cinnamon/
8) 11 Proven Manuka Honey Benefits and Uses – https://draxe.com/nutrition/manuka-honey-benefits-uses/

Other Google (searched for) LINKS related to this informational post:
1) Definitions of PHLEGM: https://bit.ly/3aS1Koa
2) Corona affects the: https://bit.ly/2Xi2oaA
3) What happens to people’s lungs when they get Coronavirus?: https://bit.ly/2Xjfa8O
4) How to make a non-medical Coronavirus face mask – no sewing required: https://bit.ly/2UQyJ72
5) Respiratory system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_system

PS: In the photos that I’ve included for this post:
1) I’ve displayed empty containers of 2 of the 3 brands of honey I like to use (I only use one brand – no need to mix honey brands or flavors).  The third brand is Blue Ridge Honey Company Wildflower Honey 100% Pure, Raw & Natural
2) I displayed a long, peppermint stick my Mom saved as a souvenir, because I didn’t have any round, flat peppermints on hand for the photo. If you have non-round peppermints you make break them to add a portion of it to your tea. If you have peppermint essential oil that’s even better because it has no sugar nor other ingredients.

One more thing, here’s an anti-virus/anti-COVID-19 ‘Script’, (featured in a blog post) for us to delight about: https://bit.ly/39RZdt1

Dance at Any Age

“People dance at any age.”
~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Dancer, Choreographer & Actor

HE’s Prepared for the Corona Virus, As Well

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Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;

Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.
~ Psalm 103:1-5
Amplified Bible (AMP)
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Don’t Vegetate in Retirement

“I’m still a horse that can run. I may not be able to win the Derby, but what do you do when you retire?
People retire and they vegetate. They go away and they dry up.”
~ Mel Brooks,
a.k.a. Melvin Kaminsky,
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Comedian & Composer

Good Health vs. Age

“I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health.
You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50.
If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.”
~ Bob Barker
Game Show Host, Actor & Author, Daytime Emmy Awards (19),
Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award (1999), National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2007),
Founder – DJ&T Foundation, MTV Movie Award (1996), Television Academy Hall of Fame (2004) &
The LA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals President’s Award (2007)
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Treat Your Body Like a Ferrari

“I run like an electric golf cart. Now I look at eating as a way to feed my body and keep me younger.
It’s not about starving your body, but treating your body like a Ferrari.
You don’t put in the crappiest gas you can find.
You use supreme. In the long term, you’ll run clean.”
~ Carol Alt,
International Supermodel, Actress, Entrepreneur,
Raw-food Enthusiast, Author, Ride of Fame (2013) & Founder – Raw Essentials
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Treating Yourself Very Good

“I treat myself pretty good. I take lots of vacations, I eat well, I take supplements, I do mercury detox,
I get plenty of sleep, I drink plenty of water and I stay away from drama and stress.”
~ Reba McEntire,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Grand Ole Opry (1986),
Grammy Awards (3X), & Country Music Hall of Fame (2011)

Organic Versions of the ‘Dirty Dozen’

“Be sure to buy organic versions of the ‘dirty dozen:’
the fruits and vegetables that, when grown conventionally,
are loaded with pesticides and chemicals:
Grapes, apples, lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, nectarines,
peaches, strawberries, pears, kale, and celery.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman & Health Spokesperson

Healing On a Public Stage

“Prayer and encouraging words change things. We’re all human. We all go through stuff.
The hardest part about being a celebrity is having to heal on a public stage. That’s the worst.
Imagine going through a scandal, or a divorce, or a death in the family, and running into fans on the street.
Because of where my heart is, my instinct is to put my sadness aside,
and give them a smile or a hug, no matter how bad I’m feeling.
And the appreciation of fans can refuel your spiritual tank in those situations.
But until you’re famous, people don’t realize how difficult that is.”
~ Al B. Sure!,
a.k.a Albert Joseph Brown III
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Radio Host, Record Executive,
Sony Innovators Talent Search  (1987), American Music Award – Best New R&B Artist,
Soul Train Award Award – Best New Artist, New York Music Awards,