Health at Open Door Mission

I was recently tasked to give away a Target gift card to an employee at the Mission who is going above and beyond in health and wellness. Open Door Mission recognizes that in order to do our jobs well, we ourselves must first be mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy.

Today, Meredith Seaman, a Major Gift Officer for Open Door Mission, and I got to talking. She was sharing with me her reasons and heart for eating healthier and going above and beyond just a “diet.” She even shared the detox recipe below! Lots of health benefits!

Naturally, I felt Meredith needed a little “Target gift card” encouragement. .

Praying this wellness encouragement is a good summer reminder for all!

Lemon Turmeric Detox Drink:
(Good for skin, digestion, inflammation, cleaning your gut and liver)

Heat this or drink it cold (but the spices don’t dissolve as well cold.

2 cups Water
1 Lemon, squeezed
1/2 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Honey

Serves 2
Mix together, water, lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper (optional) and cinnamon. Add honey to taste. The cayenne pepper adds a kick to it so not everyone can handle it.

Sonya Holland, an Accountant at Open Door Mission, was kind enough to share some of the health benefits of these specific spices:

If you are not fully aware of the plethora of health benefits of each spice: turmeric and cayenne pepper are at the top of the list for fighting/preventing cancer; ginger is an anti-inflammatory and boosts the immune system; cinnamon could be the most powerful in tackling all the major health issues with multiple benefits that include those in the previous spices along with helping to control high blood pressure and blood sugar. Great ways for holistic healing and prevention.

Lauren Catlett
Communications Specialist

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