My Balance & Wellness
with Sarah Hawthorne


A Healthy Coffee Substitute

A cup of organic, freshly ground coffee a day is not necessarily a problem when it comes to most people's wellbeing. The problem is drinking too much poor quality coffee on a daily basis and adding all sorts of nasty flavors, sweeteners and conventional milk to the drink. If you are going to have a cup as a sacred part of your morning ritual, then ensure it is high quality, stick to one small cup and savor every sip. Skip the sugar and ditch the milk... if you are going to add milk for a little creaminess, ensure it is a dash of organic whole milk (yes, full fat), or for those of you who are dairy-free, opt for homemade almond milk or store bought coconut milk (I like the BPA free Native Forest brand). 

Did you know that some people are caffeine sensitive? It can make them too wired, give them an irregular heartbeat, and cause them to crash later on once the buzz wares off. For my clients who are chronically stressed or have adrenal fatigue, I strongly recommend that they ditch the stimulating coffee all together, and substitute it with organic green tea. Yes, green tea is caffeinated too, but far less than coffee, and the benefits it provides are far more superior. 

Green tea is packed with antioxidants, and it makes you mentally sharp, without being addictive, over-stimmulating your body, depleting to your adrenals, or causing you to "crash" later on like coffee can. It has been enjoyed for almost 5,000 years as a traditional healing tonic: 

"In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners used green tea as a stimulant, a diuretic (to help rid the body of excess fluid), an astringent (to control bleeding and help heal wounds), and to improve heart health. Other traditional uses of green tea include treating gas, regulating body temperature and blood sugar, promoting digestion, and improving mental processes." - University of Maryland Medical Center

Now that's my kind of morning pick me up! Join me for a complementary jump start session to get your very own personalized wellness program started. Get to the root cause of your health concerns and nourish your body for vibrant energy with me as your supportive coach.