Habits play an important role in determining how healthy you are.

Over time your good and bad habits are cumulative, which is why it is important to keep adding good habits to your routine. These 3 habits work fantastically together to improve your digestive health, boost your immune system and control inflammation in your body.

The best way to adopt these health tips into your routine is by adding one a week for 3 weeks. It is scientifically proven that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit and the easier the habit, the more likely you are to stick with it.


Healthy Habit # 1 Warm Lemon Water.

Start your day with warm lemon water and a dash of cayenne pepper.

8oz warm water;

Juice from 1/2 an organic lemon;

and 2 shakes of cayenne pepper.

This simple tonic is a great way to start your day right! 

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, B 6, potassium, folic acid, flavonoids and the phytochemical, limonene. Consider that your body has been on a fast while you sleep; the first thing you ingest should not only be something to end the fast, it should help prepare your body for the day. Think of warm lemon water as a mini cleanse. This AM tonic can help flush toxins from your digestive tract by stimulating peristalsis and providing alkaline hydration to help minimize inflammation.

Warm lemon water helps to boost the immune system, stimulate the digestive tract, and regulate blood pressure.  Lemons, which are acidic, become alkaline once ingested.  It is beneficial to raise alkalinity levels in the body because acidity is linked to inflammation, the root of many preventable diseases and premature aging. Cayenne pepper adds additional health benefits by stimulating the circulatory system, kick-starting peristalsis, and helping to regulate blood sugar.

Warm lemon water is an easy habit to add to your routine to start each day off right.

Health Hack: Prepare the lemon water the night before and have ready in the microwave for a simple AM routine.

I am a passionate advocate for food as medicine, life navigator and culinary coach. This is my space for sharing what excites, inspires and motivates me to live my best life. It began as a recipe blog for nourishing, simple, weekday meals and has become something much bigger… a guide to resilient wellness. I am excited to share my knowledge of how daily habits can cumulatively help you to live like you mean it and age like you want to.