Kombucha is a fermented drink of sweetened black and/or green tea. Used as an ancient elixir around the world for more than 2,000 years. Here are 20 reasons that Kombucha can have a positive impact on your health. It's important to keep in mind though, that results may vary from body to body.
TED Talks are a nonprofit platform for spreading ideas in a short video. ( about 15minutes ) When you need a pick me up after a bad day or inspiration to do amazing things, they are the way to go. I have gathered 12 of the favourite ones of our household filled with creative souls. But there a so many more that range from spirituality to science. Happy viewing!
1. Lessons from the Mental Hospital by Glennon Doyle Melton.
We all feel like our emotions make us vulnerable sometimes. This talk is about living with our full hearts in this big messy world and the bravery that it takes. The author speaks with raw honesty and humour about her experiences with addiction and other uses to numb her feelings. " Life is brutal and life is beautiful … "
2. The City2.0 by MC Yogi.
Weather you know him because you like his music or because of the video Vote for hope he created in support of Barrack Obamas history defining election, MC Yogi is definitely a game changer. Fusing his love for music, MC-ing and yoga to pioneer and new sort of sound. He talks about his life events that lead him to today and will motivate you to go out and follow your passion.
3. Living beyond limits by Amy Purdy.
After loosing both her legs at age 19, Amy went on to win two gold World Cup medals in snowboarding. She challenges us to draw inspiration from life's obstacles.
4. All it takes is 10 mindful minutes by Andy Puddicombe.
This is one to watch on days when we feel like our thoughts and emotions are making you so exhausted you can't even remember how to take a deep breath.
5. From Unconscious to Conscious change by Laura Sygrove.
The co-founder and executive director of New Leaf Yoga Foundation, a charitable organization that brings yoga programs into some of the least-services communities and facilities in Ontario, such as youth correctional centres and other community-based programs for young men and women who are overcoming histories of abuse and addiction.
6. The Power of Mantra by Bhava Ram.
An accomplished journalist tells his story of physical pain, mental anguish and addictions, who was then inspired by three simple words said by his son. Positive thing and a yoga practice brought his back from the brink of no return.
7. The power of vulnerability by Brené Brown.
Studying the human connection, Brené Borwn shares a deep insight from her research that sends her on a personal quest to understand humanity.
8. Your elusive creative genius by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The author of Eat Pray Love, shares the radical idea that instead of a rare person being a genius that all of us have our inner genius.
9. Healing through diet by Dean Ornish.
A talk about the simple and low-tech ways to take advantage of our bodies natural way to heal itself.
10. Don't regret regret by Kathryn Schulz.
A powerful and moving case on embracing our regrets.
11. Tending the sacred fire by Shiva Rea.
Dedicated to the living creative pulse in all beings, Shive Rea M.A, explores with a global perspective movement cultures from all around the world.
12. Creative thinking by Giovanni Corazza.
This talk teaches us that a quick jump out of the box is more insight ful than a lifetime of standard thinking.
This is one drink that I have found really helpful to me overall. Tumeric is such an amazing plant to help minimize inflammation. Used to help alleviate symptoms from a wide variety of things such as arthritis, heartburn, liver problems and lung infections. It is also a very good immune booster, so especially nearing the winter season in the northern hemisphere, colds are sometime inevitable. If you are looking for an extra boost, this drink will help. Lassis are often consumed in India after a spicy meal.
2 cups organic yogurt with active live culture
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 tsp honey, preferably unpasteurized
1/2 lemon, juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tsp ground turmeric (or fresh turmeric root)
4-5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth.