2 sick kids and my throat is killing me. What's a mother to do? This late on-set flu is bad so take care of yourselves, dear readers! Some helpful wellness tips -
For Westside juicers - Pressed Juicery in Brentwood is back open. Drink your greens and roots for a huge dose of helpful vitamins. And since I've been mentioning them so often lately, due to all the open/closing activity over there, it bears repeating - I'm in no way affiliated with Pressed Juicery - I pay for every delicious bottle. Another Brentwood area Driveable Feast favorite is Cafe Rivva. Here's the most perfect Los Angeles sentence you will ever hear - Try the Kale smoothie.
Other juice bars around town that can make it easier for you to take good care of yourself -
Real Raw Live on West Franklin in Hollywood
Earth Bar has a stand alone shop on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood as well as in Equinox Fitness Locations
Life Food Organic on Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood
Beverly Hills Juice 8382 Beverly Blvd in Bev Hills
As well as Whole Foods Markets and Urth Cafes all over town.
If you're not feeling well this next suggestion may sound like the last thing you want to do but I am telling you it's so helpful. Roll out the stiffness and pain of an achy, fluish body.
Using a large foam roller that looks like this -
there are several different ways to roll out. Click here for a helpful article that includes a video demonstration. I do this for the first 15 minutes of my weekly pilates class as well as at home a couple of times a week. Regular rolling sessions can help keep you limber, and, I really believe, help move illness through and out of your body more quickly. Don't have a roller? Click here to take a look at Gaiam's selection.
You can also do a sort of mini roll by using a tennis ball on the bottom of your foot.
Simply step on a ball and, placing as much weight on it as you can stand, roll it around the bottom of your foot.
It WILL hurt - so good.
While pressure is great for a whole system clearing - you will feel the energy shooting up your body as you step and roll - if you feel the need for something softer and would like to do a sort of self reflexology on your feet, you can gently concentrate on the ares of the foot that correspond to achy places. Take a look at the chart below and use either the ball or your own hands to send love and healing energy to places in your body that need them both. Be well.
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