For smoothies and water, I find it easiest to get these goodies into you with a straw. The important caveat here is that it cannot be plastic! Plastic is something we want to try to eliminate from our lives, so purchasing reusable, eco-friendly, health-maintaining glass or stainless steel straws is a fantastic idea. I got 2 glass straws as Christmas gifts last year, but I dropped one of them and it shattered into a bazillion pieces. And my second one has a little chip out of the top of it. Now I am wary to let my son use it! For this reason, I am promoting these stainless steel ones. More durable and more affordable - a glass one can be $15-30 each!
Oh boy, if I had a nickel for every time I recommended one of these little guys! You know the feeling: stuffy, plugged up and/or nose running non-stop, sinus pain, headache. Been there, hated that. Well the Neti Pot is a lovely natural treatment option for pregnant women or anyone who wants to avoid conventional or over-the-counter meds. I know it sounds freaky, but it's really not - the saline solution flows in one nostril, through your sinuses and out the other nostril. The solution cleanses the sinus cavities, helping to kill the bugs and restore tissue health. It is also a very powerful tool for prevention if you are predisposed to sinus infections or feel one coming on.
Lymph circulation is a very important aspect of overall health. There are a few different ways to help it move around the body, but one of my faves is rebounding! It's easy to rebound while watching a show on TV and it's also good exercise so it's doubly productive! Also, babies find it soothing to be bounced, so if you're a new mom (or dad!) this little guy is for you!
As you know, I'm a fan of the smoothie. A big fan. Like, a very big fan. So much so that I whole heartedly support the purchase of a powerful blender. It is an investment, to be sure, but it's an investment in your health and that makes it well worth it. I purchased this exact blender one year ago and I have used it over 450 times - I've long lost track, but it keeps count for you! It is amazing for soups, smoothies, sauces, and homemade baby food purees. And it has a 10 year warranty, so you know your investment is safe. A very powerful machine; I love it so much that if I didn't already have a husband I would marry it!!