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It's all About Balance

I had lunch with my oldest daughter yesterday. She made a delicious cabbage stew with sliced, toasted hoagie (sp) rolls. She made lemon cucumber water for the beverage. As she was telling me what all she put in the stew, I remembered the ingredients were all things that help balance the PH of the body.

She has always been semi-health conscious but hasn't put her knowledge into practice because her husband is very resistant to some foods. Lately her health has taken a nose dive and she is scrambling to try to put things right. Having no health insurance and very little money for anything but the basic food and shelter, she hasn't seen a doctor, but has become very conscious of what she eats even if that means preparing her meals separate from her husbands.

I was a little leery of the lemon cucumber water at first, but the taste was very refreshing. I may just try some of the various fruit/veggie waters I've seen posted on one of my Facebook friend's page.

All in all it was a very nice visit. Neither of us has been able to get out and about much in the last four months and we had a lot of catching up to do.

You can find instructions for making these veggie fruit waters at Inhabitat .


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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 7, 2015, 9:24 AM

Glad you had a great visit and hope she starts feeling better soon

j2jworkz wrote on February 7, 2015, 9:26 AM

I'm not a fan of water, but many seem to like naturally flavored waters, lemon cucumber sounds like an interesting mix.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 7, 2015, 9:29 AM

I'm not a great water drinker, but I do force myself to pass up the coffee pot and have water several times a day. I've tried the commercial flavored waters, but one look at the ingredient lable and I shied away from them. Fresh, home made is better.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 7, 2015, 9:31 AM

Thanks &wolfgirl500 . They've been through the wringer the last four years and it's showing on both of them. As a herbalologist, I've tried to help them health wise, but I just don't have enough knowledge. That is my hope too.

WordChazer wrote on February 7, 2015, 10:12 AM

Leom cucumber water sounds delicious. I might just head on over there to that link you gave.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 7, 2015, 10:52 AM

There are some that look more apealing than others. The lemon cucumber wouldn't have been on of my first options, but it was GOOD!

trufflehunter wrote on February 8, 2015, 11:21 PM

Maybe when she finally gets a checkup she will be very surprised at a big improvement.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 9, 2015, 8:30 AM

I certainly hope so trufflehunter . I'm concerned that there are more than one problem at work here.

rosepetal wrote on February 9, 2015, 8:25 PM

Eating right can help keep you healthy. I'm trying to do the same. Thankful hubby is working with me.

Carmelanirel wrote on February 10, 2015, 4:02 PM

I would love to try the lemon cucumber water and have a link saved where the are recipes for various cucumber water that I would love to make this summer from fresh produce. However, I will also bookmark your link, because I love flavored water and always looking for something new, thanks for sharing.

Ruby3881 wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:12 PM

I would love to hear more about foods and pH. It sounds like a fascinating topic!

BeadDoodler wrote on February 17, 2015, 6:47 AM

I will try to do some more research and write about it Ruby3881 . I learned a little about it during my natural health studies many years ago, but since it has never applied to me or my family before, I haven't retained very much of what I learned.

cheri wrote on March 7, 2015, 4:42 AM

Being health conscious is terrific. We should always take good care of our health all the time.