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Herbs and the Good things they do for your Body

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I want to ask a question…..

Do you believe everything that our body’s  need is provided by the earth?

If you don’t, leave a comment stating why, and if you do believe, state why?

Me personally, I believe everything we ever needed to keep us healthy and vibrant, comes from the food and environment we surround ourselves with. I feel the reason so many of us have mental and physical disabilities is do to the growing number of artificial food that is in most of our diets’. I’m not saying that is the whole reason, but I’m sure it’s one of the main ones. Reason being, many of us don’t get the right amount of nutrients. There are so many made up foods that it’s hard to really know what real food is. Like I stated in a post before this one, I thought real food was a burger with some fries and a soda, or a big slice of pizza with extra meat and extra cheese. That was my concept of food until I got older and found out the truth. This way of thinking is another reason why so many of us are unhealthy, fat, lethargic, and unmotivated; the food makes us that way.

I’m sure there are lots of people out there that are just like I was, before I started learning about health and how it can add value to your life. At the current moment, I’m diving further and further into this health world. Like I stated, before I started going to the gym. It’s been a little over a month since I started going consistently, but I can already feel a difference, even though I can’t really see one. I never understood the saying health is wealth, until my health was in jeopardy. That has changed, because now I understand all too well that health can have either an elevating inspiring affect on your life or it could have a debilitating one, the choice is yours.

I can’t begin to tell you how long I thought I could eat whatever I wanted, without consequence; thinking like that landed me in the hospital, twice.  Once for low hemoglobin and the second time because of gallbladder issues. Long story short, I didn’t care enough  about myself, let alone know much about health in order to heal myself naturally. But since these things have happened, I’ve been studying more and more about different plants and herbs. What I’ve found out makes me want to learn more and commit to a lifestyle that best serves me and my body.

At the current moment I’m reading a book by Aquiyl Aniys by the name of : Alkaline Herbal Medicine. It’s not that thick of a book, but it’s very informative. I’m hoping to take what I learn from this book and apply it in my day to day life. So far, I’ve learned that different plants have different affects on the body. Also, that herbs are more potent than regular fruits and veggies we eat everyday. In a short amount of time I’ve learned so much about plant life and how they affect the human body, and that they have been used in western medicine for more than 50 years. The only difference is, western medicine extracts the active more potent compound and concentrates it or synthetically duplicates it. What that means is: that active ingredient won’t heal or work in the body as it was intended, because the natural balance was thrown off by cell manipulation. That’s why it’s so important to eat plant foods in the why they were intending (topically or by mouth).  I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this, but protein is a myth. As long as you eat a balanced diet and get in your aminos from your vegetables, you will be fine, matter of fact you will be better than fine. But if you choose to continue to eat animal products, that’s completely up to you. I’m in no way shaming you in to going plant based. I rather you make either choice because that’s what you choose, not because someone guilted you into it. If that ever becomes the reason, the choice you made will only be temporary. That’s why you do your own research and determine if this life style is one you would want.

P.S. If you want to start living a healthier more vibrant life, research some herbs you think will help bring you to your optimum self. You don’t have to eliminate anything right away, just focus on adding better quality foods to your diet. Some I’ve started with are Irish Moss and Bladderwrack. If you would like more information on these two herbs, leave a comment stating so. The other thing is please, please please, do your research. Herbs are not something you want to overdose on, so I suggest you find out the recommended dosage before taking them. Although western medicine is way more unstable and dangerous, you still want to make sure to take the right amounts of any herb.

If you would like to embark on this journey with me and find great sources of the products I listed above, checkout the links I have below.

Irish Moss

 

Bladderwrack

I would also like to let you know, this two things are very potent. So that means they are not going to taste that good, let alone smell that good. The Irish Moss smells like the sea and the Bladderwrack…. I’m not exactly sure what that smells like, but it’s not pleasant.

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My Journey To Get Fit

Day 10

Going to the gym has started to become something I love. I’ve always liked working out and seeing the result of the effort I put into my body. But there’s something different that happens when you have a work out partner. As I stated before my mother is my work out partner, truth be told we both needed this. I’m just happy that we’re doing it. The way that I feel when I finish working out is exhilarating!

blowThere’s no other feeling like it. But there are some that come close, one for example is eliminating processed foods and meats out of your diet. I can’t say that I’ve done it yet, but that is the next thing I’m going to work own, because I want to be a vegan by the time I hit 40. I have about 4 more years before that happens, so I gotta get crackin. Although I’m not a vegan now, I have been before. To be completely honest it was the best I’ve ever felt. I had abundant amounts of energy, my eye sight was clear than it’s ever been, I felt happy and optimistic all the time. It was a feeling I didn’t want to come down from, but had too. Reason being, my body wasn’t having it. I had gone 2 solid months eating only the things I prepared. Thinking that I was doing something good, I soon realized that my body couldn’t keep up because of how rapidly I changed my diet. Two months in and I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt, then one night I start to have pains in my upper right abdomen. I had no idea what was going on. Naturally I thought  the pain would pass, but it didn’t. It increased. Even though I felt pain, I did nothing about it. I went to work as usually and the next night I told my mom that I would go to the hospital the next day if it didn’t pass. Then that next day, the pain had not left so my mom took me to the hospital. I got X-Rays done and it came back that I had a gallstone lagged in my small intestine, that would not pass. I had been dealing with that pain for three days before I decided to something about it.

Long story short, I’m okay, as you can see, I didn’t die. I thank God I didn’t. But, that is something you constantly here every time your doing something that isn’t wide received, like giving up animal products and going vegan for your health, the health of the world and animals. When that happened to me, people in my family believe it happened because I stopped eating meat. I think it happened because my body was so use to me giving it trash to digest, that when it was forced to reprogram itself and get use to digesting that are good for me, it freaked out, and as a result of that my gallbladder was removed. Did it have to be removed? I don’t believe so, because the gallstone had already passed by the time I was scheduled to have surgery. Once I became a patient, the doctors made me believe that getting rid of it was the only way I could guarantee something like this wouldn’t happen again. They didn’t tell me my diet was the cause of my poor health.underconstruction

So naturally when I got out of the hospital I was hungry, because from that Saturday til Tuesday I hadn’t eaten anything for fear of the gallstone not passing and them possibly having to do emergency surgery because my intestine burst. My diet was nothing but liquids, that was no fun. So, once I got out I started eating meat again because it was the easiest thing to get too, after all 99% of all fast food and dine in restaurants glorify their meat dishes before they would ever glorify a veggie dish. I don’t know why. But, I’m guessing it’s because meat lasts a whole lot longer than any fruit or vegetable, and that’s the American way, right?

Even though I fell of the vegan wagon, I plan to get back on it real soon. After all, I am way to sensitive to eat a once living being. Also, the health effects of going vegan or tremendous!! Its the gift that keeps on giving.

If you’ve had struggles with getting or staying healthy please feel free to leave a comment.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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