I am not a tea or a coffee drinker and till a couple of years ago would just have breakfast around half an hour to an hour after getting up. This depended on how the day started. Sometimes would have a couple of glasses of water between this time.

What made me change this schedule was having a chronic cough, cold and headaches which didn’t seem to go completely no matter what I did. Consulted with my favorite naturopath, my mom and brought about a change in my morning routine (along with many other things too).

New routine
– Get up and freshen up.
– One glass of warm water or at room temperature if no time – school days :).
– I prepare 2 other drinks simultaneously while doing other kitchen work
a. Warm water with honey and a 3 spice powder (cinnamon, ginger powder and turmeric)
b. Green tea

I have the 3 spice water first before eating anything.
Post this I have breakfast which normally is egg and paratha. Sometimes cornflakes, poha or aloo paratha etc
The green tea I fill in a thermos and keep sipping on it till noon.This has helped me a lot in terms of reducing and controlling the cold, cough as well as headaches..the added benefit is that its helping me with my weight control too 😉

 

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I am a stay at home mom, having worked in the software technology services space for over 10 years. In my professional life I used to enforce quality standards like CMMi & Six Sigma to make developers and testers jobs easier & process oriented. In my current stint I am using similar techniques coupled with age old wisdom from my mom and grand mom to make our living healthier and medicine free. To start any new stint it helps if you read and train and so I got myself a diploma in Naturopathy from Mumbai.

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