At times, and hopefully not often, we find ourselves in an environment that we have little or no control over.

Being stuck in rush hour traffic is one of them.

That’s why they invented music for the car. Right?

But what if car stereos and CDs were never invented? What could we do then?

So much is about the powerful mind. It can be a magical place to go.

In there we can travel to faraway places, lie on the beach, be with gorgeous people and create any image that we want if we massage and control our thoughts., article, sports illustrated photo credit

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”… Buddha

Eating something that is very good for us, though we may have this stigma about it, challenges us that mind should win over matter.

What comes to mind when you think of the taste of a lime? Tangy? Bitter? Sour? Not ripe yet?, article, by

If that is the case, then why eat them? Well, because they are very good for us and despite a common myth, they are not lemons ready to blossom. They are truly their own fruit.

Let’s try a mind game.

Every time that you think of why you should eat a lime mixed in a drink or food, think of a beautiful woman in green. Okay?, article, Speedo USA photo credit

We’ll do the rest.

It will sort of be like subliminal advertising but instead of submerging it into your subconscious, we’ll be right up front with it. As the saying goes…..

Relax, you’re gonna like it., article, photo via Alternative Fancy Dress

Now for some healthy information. Please keep thinking that a lime is sexy and healthy for you.

A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3–6 centimeters in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles.

There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime.

Now for the good stuff., article, by Anthony at

Limes are a rich source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round. Plants with fruit called “limes” have diverse genetic origins; limes do not form a monophyletic group.

We have support at They add, “The health benefits of lime include weight loss, improved digestion, reduced respiratory and urinary disorders, relief from constipation, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, gout, and gums. It also aids in skin care and eye care.

Lime, bearing the scientific name Citrus Aurantifolia, has been well known for its medicinal properties and uses in the treatment of various ailments for ages.

Lime consists of water and is an extremely good source of vitamin C. It is also rich in dietary fiber and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and phosphorous. The best thing about lime is that it has the least amount of calories, carbohydrates, and zero fats.”

Please keep thinking green because they are very different from lemons.

Lemons have slightly more vitamin C than limes, although their nutritional content is very similar in other respects. Lemons are also slightly less acidic than limes on the pH scale.

Well, there is a doctor in the house with something to say about the benefits of lime and her differences from lemons.

Please enjoy, with a tangy refreshment in hand.

The Delicious Power of Lemons and Limes, article, photo by

By Dr. Chad Laurence

Check out your local grocery store produce and seafood areas, and you will notice small, yellow and green citrus fruits. You may glance over them, and only buy them on occasion, but lemons and limes are fruit staples that have many health benefits, and are easy to use on a consistent basis. They are best used within two weeks, and stored in the fridge. When looking for lemons, notice its stem ends, as there should be four or five little lines shooting from the stem. The more lines that present, the greater the likelihood of containing higher mineral content. They can be used in a variety of dishes and drinks, and are very versatile fruits.

Versatility: Lemons and limes can be used in a variety of dishes, including sorbets, ice cream, drinks, salads, seafood, jams, jellies, and even non-perishables, such as cosmetics, toothpaste, soaps, skin lotions, shampoos, mouthwashes, disinfectants, cleaning products, and body oils. They are low in calories and fat, and are cholesterol free. Yet, they are very high in Vitamin C, and contain a good source of fiber, magnesium, calcium, Vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, potassium, and niacin. They have an acidic and sour taste, but when ingested, they are alkaline forming in the stomach. Just make sure to not eat its seeds.

Small Fruit, Big Health Rewards: There are many health benefits of lemons and limes including skin care, improved digestion, eye care and macular degeneration, and have shown to help people with Scurvy (lack of vitamin C), relieve constipation issues, and help with gout, urinary tract issues, common colds, and even weight loss. Now lemons and limes can help you with both of these. They are full of anti-oxidants and flavonoids, which help eliminate free radicals which have toxic effects on the body. Thirsty? Drink a glass of water squeezed with a full lemon and lime. Have a cold? Lemons and limes have anti-viral properties that fight infections. Simply squeeze a whole lemon and lime into a half liter of water, add a little honey, and drink. For constipation, add a little cinnamon.

Both lemons and limes are high in citric acid, which in turn is an excellent source for burning fat and detoxifying the body. They can even help with burping and bloating. Due to its potassium content, lemons and limes can help remove toxicities and precipitates in the kidneys, bladder, and can even contribute to helping with infections and uric acid build up. Lemons contain Limonene, which has shown to have anti-cancer effects and help increase the enzyme levels in the body to help detoxify carcinogens.

Do you have problems with your skin? Here come lemons and limes to the rescue. Lime oils help reduce body odor due to its disinfectant, antibiotic, anti-oxidant properties, vitamin C and flavonoid content. It can even help with dry and scaly skin. Simply rub the rind of a lime on the dry areas of the skin. Burning soles on your feet after a long stressed day? Rub a sliced lime over them to relieve from pain and for eliminating toxins through the pores of the feet.

If you are not already consuming lemons and limes, get to know these delicious and versatile fruits. Their numerous health-promoting and symptom-fighting components make it ideal additions to the diet in salads, marinades, beverages, dessert recipes, and even the medicine and cleaning cabinets.

Biography: Dr. Chad Laurence is one of fewer than 400 doctors worldwide to be recognized as a distinguished fellow of Chiropractic Biophysics. His practice focuses on structural correction of the spine, nutrition, massage therapy, acupuncture, family care, and pediatrics as well as support after personal injury and auto accidents. Dr. Laurence can help relieve symptoms for individuals suffering from a variety of physical problems, including neck and low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, extremity issues, and arthritis. Dr. Laurence has repeatedly been voted “Best Chiropractor in Delaware” by various publications. His practice is located at Corrective Chiropractic, 7503-A Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware. Contact him at 302-234-1115,, or on the Web at

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