Want to Improve Memory, Concentration, Prevent Alzheimer’s?

How many times have you headed to another room with the intention to retrieve or do something, arrive and then can’t remember what you came there for? Ever been frustrated because you’re so overwhelmed with tasks that you can’t seem to organize your thoughts in order to get started? Problems remembering where you placed your keys? We’ll sit tight, help is on the way!

I am very passionate about brain health because after all, the thing that makes us who we are, our thoughts, our character, our personality all are mostly shaped by how we process things and our memory. We are all unique individuals because of our experiences, talents and beliefs. We lose our minds and we’ve lost self. As a youth I can remember not getting the opportunity to know my Great Grandmother. She passed away at the age of 88 but truthfully had been gone for years due to what they used to call senility but now we would say Alzheimer’s Disease. Here are a few videos I’d like to share about preventing loss of brain function and even aiding in the health of our brains.

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Research Summary (left) and the USDA’s compromise to the Pyramid (right).

This is a short summary that I have researched and try to incorporate into my regular diet and lifestyle:

  • Nuts which are rich in vitamin E such as almonds which provides antioxidants to destroy free radicals that kill our brain cells. Walnuts which are high in DHA (a form of Omega 3 Fatty Acids) have been shown to decrease brain fog. Vitamin E from food sources such as these have been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease as well. Just a handful a day is required.
  • Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil which are all high in antioxidants, nature’s assassins for free radical damage that kills cells in our bodies and can also lead to cancer. Foods rich in vitamin C such as fruits and veggies help to combat free radicals as well. The Super Fruit in this category are those rich in color such as blueberries for example.
  • Supplements such as Ginkgo Biloba, Magnesium, Ginseng and Essential Oils such as Rose Mary as well as the herb sage help to fight off inflammation and free radicals. Rose Mary and Sage herbs prevent Alzheimer’s and increase blood flow to the brain. Sage helps to boost memory recall and MORE! See the below video.
  • Fish high in Omega- 3 Fatty Acids (the brain is made of mostly fat- 60%). These fats are linked to memory and learning. Baked or boiled Salmon, Sardine, Tuna, Atlantic Mackerel, Cod, and Lake Trout are great sources of Omega-3.
  • Green Tea is a great anti-oxidant and increases alertness and mood. It is said that coffee has the same effect but it is acidic and may not be the best for body pH
  • Eggs- Can’t keep enough of these in our home. We mainly eat them boiled so that they make easy to go meals and can be prepared ahead of time with little effort. They are an excellent source of B6, B12, Folate and Choline, which are extremely important for memory, mood and mental decline.
  • AVOID fried foods with saturated and trans fats!!!!!!!! These are extremely damaging to our brains.
  • Avoid supplementing with iron unless it is recommended by your health care professional. Too much iron and copper can be very damaging to the brain also. Even with our cast iron cooking pots and pans, don’t use them daily.
  • Exercise– 40 minutes of vigorous walking three times a week
  • SLEEP at least 7 hours
  • Decrease stress to keep cortisol levels in check (as we have spoken about a high cortisol level is linked to so many diseases. You may call it meditation but I call it our Spirituality. I believe with my whole being in the Creator of Avraham, Isaac and Jacob that He is in control of all and without Him, I have nothing.

Bottom Line:

“The key to a healthy life is having a healthy mind.” ~ Richard Davidson

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Two Month Follow-up-My Personal Testimony of Healing from a Simple Mineral

It’s been about two months now since I started using a simple mineral in the effort of getting rid of a hard lump on the base of my right hand. After visiting a physician and having an Xray as well as Sonogram done on my hand and then going back to my general physician, there was still no answer except, ”It’s a lump”. In my frustration to have a diagnosis, I turned to an orthopedic doctor who actually could care less about follow-up with his patients. If left me feeling like if I was going to find answers, I had to begin looking more diligently for myself.

The lump was not getting any larger and at the time, vinegar water, Blackseed Oil and using fresh lemon juice in my daily cup of green tea seemed to be keeping the growth down. I was still having occasional throbbing and pain, especially in times of stress, as if it was responding to the stress.

That’s when I started hearing more about Magnesium for calcium and other mineral deposits in the body in areas of bone that could manifest like the lump I was experiencing. It could have very well been that I had an imbalance of calcium and vitamin D and not enough magnesium present, causing these mineral deposits on bone. Take a look at this video and the before and after pictures of my right hand as compared to the left and decide for yourself.

Baseline

Two Months Later

So far, I feel very little discomfort and I would say the lump is about 95% gone! I will continue to use magnesium to dissolve the lump 100% and also for it’s other benefits that you heard in the above video. I would still encourage anyone who believes that they suffer from mineral deposits in the body, an imbalance in calcium or if you are deficient in vitamin D, speak with your doctor and ask if it is wise to give it a try.

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Journey to Wellness: Turning Back the Clock Part 3- Cut Out Sugar!

We are naturally always seeking how to arrest ageing and disease. How do we look and feel the way we felt in our youth? The conclusion most of us come to is that it’s no mystery; there is no easy fix. It takes stating your goals, deciding that you are going to do it and sticking to the plan (possessing the motivation to keep going). If you are new to my blog or haven’t read parts 1 & part 2 of this series, please check them out. I hope you find all three of these posts helpful.

Refined & Unnatural Sugar- We must cut it out!!!

Sugar is slowly but surely killing us. It’s been said that it’s a drug. Very addictive and deadly. If we seek ways to cut down on this drug, we will naturally be and feel more youthful and lose weight so we can look more youthful as well.

So here are my top 9 tips on weight loss, starting with cutting out sugar:

  • Number One: Lower the glycemic index. This is how fast sugar is absorbed into the cells. Some foods absorb very quickly (high glycemic index) and some slower (low glycemic index). If you’ve ever been low on energy and have eaten a piece of candy or donut mostly made of sugar, you may have noticed that the energy didn’t last long. These foods have a high glycemic index, thus are not healthy and in fact drive us to crave more sugar and be hungry. Simply not enough nutritional value to sustain us.
  • Number Two: Stay hydrated! Keep the kidneys flushing that sugar and toxins out. If you add lemons to your water is is a sure way to enhance this process and your kidneys as well as your body will thank you. It promotes a healthy pH in the body and contributes to the production of collagen in the body from the vitamin C in lemons, which in turn helps to decrease ageing.
  • Number Three: Portion Control– Oh boy……this is where I’m going to lose a lot of people. How many times have I heard in my youth, “Your eyes are bigger than your stomach”? This well known phrase was often said to me or my younger family members from an elder. Some of us are guilty of trying to stretch our stomachs to the size that is needed in order to consume the amount of food that we desire. If you have a waistline bigger than 35 (women) and bigger than 40 (men), it is within your best interest to begin making changes right away. Try cutting your portion sizes of what you eat to half. Make the calories count with foods packed with nutrition. You don’t have to compromise on taste either.
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  • Number Four: Movement is extremely important. Do not under estimate the impact of walking, house chores that cause some exertion, moderate exercise at least 3 times a week and elevating our heart rate in exercise. Find the right fit for you whether it be boxing, bicycling, walking, swimming, aerobics, dancing, yoga and so on.
  • Number Five: Control your stress levels. There are so many options on how to achieve this. Exercise in whatever form you desire is one of them, Meditation, Hobbies, Spirituality. We must let go and let the Almighty handle whatever we can not change and learn to deal with matters that we can control. Cortisol must be kept at a healthy level or it will cause high blood pressure and weight gain just to name a few.
  • Number Six: Crucial! Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per NIGHT. Notice I stated at night because we are naturally not to be up and moving at night but asleep. Our circadian rhythm dictates that we sleep at night and this is when the body resets and repairs DNA. If we get the proper amount of sleep at the proper amount of time, it promotes growth hormone. Growth hormone helps in maintaining our youth.
  • Number Seven: Use Supplements and Minerals that help with blood sugar control. There are so many options, just to name a few: chromium, magnesium, cinnamon, ACV (apple cider vinegar) and Black Seed Oil (Nigella Oil). These naturally help with metabolism and you will see tremendous results. Find one that fits your life style.
  • Number Eight: Laughter is a must. Be happy despite what is going on in your life. Did you know that laughter releases the happy neurotransmitter, dopamine, in the brain. According to some researchers, when we laugh and dopamine is released it serves as a reward for the brain and brings about a sense of euphoria. This causes us to become more motivated. Can you see how this would also help inadvertently to decrease stress and help to keep us on track with our goals?
  • Number Nine: Push the reset button. The only ones holding us back are ourselves. We may be suffering from depression, guilt, shame, fear, disappointment, addiction. Break those chains and push that reset button. If you’ve gone to the Heavenly Father and asked for forgiveness for anything you’ve fallen short in and to those who you may have offended, don’t hold on to those feelings……LET THEM GO!

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Powerful Fiber Source for Weight Loss

You all probably remember the famous “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia”.  How many of us grew those chia plants back in the day and had no idea what it was?  Well, I have just become a user of these cool little seeds.  Top 8 reasons why to incorporate Chia Seeds into your daily diet:

  • One big reason is you get a lot for doing so little.  Chia seeds are packed with so many nutrients and very few calories.  They contain 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of Omega-3s out of the 9 grams of fat, 18% of the recommended daily allowance of Calcium (RDA), 30% of the RDA of Manganese, 27% of the RDA of Phosphorus, a generous amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3/Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B1/Thiamine and Vitamin B2.
    • In just 1 ounce, you get a power-packed 137 calories (this is just 2 tablespoons).  Since a lot of these calories are fiber and may not be used by the body, these ends up being about 101 calories per ounce.  Chia seeds are usually grown organically and considered a “whole grain” food.  They are non-GMO and also gluten free without any manipulation.
  • Chia seeds have been found to have a high amount of anti-oxidants
  • As mentioned earlier, almost all of the calories are from fiber.  Since fiber won’t raise your blood sugar level, eating chia seeds doesn’t require so much usage of insulin because only a small percentage is actual carbs.  Fiber absorbs a lot of water and eating these seeds in other foods and drinks will “fill you up” so to speak.  This may lead to you eating fewer calories, thus, it may help in weight loss.
  • Chia seeds are high in protein which helps to keep you full and suppress apetite!
  • They are high in Omega-3-Fatty acids
  • May reduce your risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes
  • They contain nutrients that are healthy for bones.  This is important to me since I made a decision not to drink or give cow milk to my family.  I wanted another source of calcium and phosphorus.  These nutrients also include magnesium and protein in which Chia seeds contain a great amount.
  • These little seeds may cause improvement in Type 2 Diabetes patients due to their ability to significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation.

I hope you will give these little seeds a try, but before doing so, just consider that it is best taken in small amounts like an ounce or so mixed in with other food and drink.  Also, please consult your healthcare provider before introducing anything new.  This just keeps them in the loop and helps you to be safer!

Also check out this video that summarizes the above post. There are so many recipes making use of this small seed. Have fun exploring all the ways you can use it!

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Amazingly Underutilized Healing From a Simple Mineral & My Personal Testimony

There is a mineral that is found in the earth, in plants and the sea. It’s so essential to us because every cell in our body contains it and needs it to function. About 60% of this mineral in our bodies is found in bone and the rest in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including our blood. It’s involved in over 400 cellular reactions! This mineral is none other than Magnesium.

It has some extremely amazing properties that make it so critical for us to thrive and maintain optimum health. Some that are just currently being researched and spoken about. More and more physicians are waking up to the fact that we have been fooled for centuries into believing that we are actually healing the sick with medication versus alleviating symptoms and in a way arresting the disease; but what’s at the root cause. Could a lot of what we suffer for come from deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in the body?

Do you suffer from osteoporosis and take calcium with or without vitamin D? What about Diabetes or at risk for Stroke? How about have you been told that you have calcifications in your arteries? Check out this video on Magnesium. I think you’ll find it extremely interesting.

Must See This Vid!!!!

In seeing how a magnesium deficiency can cause so many problems but yet be so simple to rid ourselves of these symptoms or diseases, or even prevent them, NOW WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? The first thing you should do is make sure you consult your doctor. Hopefully you have a physician that is open to utilizing diet and nutrition to heal. Second, do your research and find the best supplement if you really feel you have a deficiency. Blood draws can be done as well. There is an excellent magnesium supplement that crosses the Blood Brain Barrier and therefore gets this amazing mineral to the site of action in which it’s needed if you suffer from Central Nervous System issues and more. It’s called Magnesium L-Threonate.

My Personal Testimony of Healing

This story begins about a year and a half ago when I began taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D tablets daily as prevention for osteoporosis, which runs in my family. My Mother and Grandmother seemed to develop it and I did not want to acquire it. My doctor recommended it and about 5-6 months after taking it daily, I developed what looked like a bone spur or some time of deposit on my hand. My research began and I tried a number of things. After researching about Magnesium and how it can help calcium to be balanced in the body and even help with this issue, I decided to try it.

This is what happened:

You can make a huge difference in your health through eating to live, eating healthy and if needed, taking a select amount of supplements if needed. Supplements are not to be taken on a whim. Do your own research, find out if you are deficient in something that is causing you to suffer from Dis-ease, try something natural if it is not an urgent situation and then monitor for results.

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The Body’s Natural Defense to Infection

From the start of a threat of invaders, the body is so amazing in the way it begins to react to the threat. Modern medicine has been extremely beneficial, but in earlier times, we knew something about the body that could be used to build our immune system and quickly. Ever heard of hydrotherapy? Take a look at this video at about 25 minutes to understand the basic concept.

Our bodies must be heated up and we must have interferon. The head and neck are kept at normal temperature. This is why aspirin and medications that decrease fever in the beginning of an outbreak of viruses, even such as COVID are not a good idea to use. We must have the fever. At the moment that you sense that you are feeling bad, Dr. Roger Seheult recommends starting hydrotherapy.

Basically you create a “Hot Box” for the body with hot towels above and below you and put your feet in hot water to heat up the body’s core temperature. The head and the carotid arteries (in the neck) are covered with a cold towel because it’s the body that we want to heat up. Use cold to lock in the heat afterwards. This helps the natural reaction to work better for you. Now let’s see what happens at the cellular level.

The main thing to remember is that the body has a built-in natural defense, but we can actually do some things once we have been exposed and begin to feel ill or run-down. Also, incorporate isolation, bed rest, exposure to fresh air and sunlight several times a day.

As with all things, consult your physician but be in tune with your own body and be informed of all the options of treatment to be able to make the best informed decision for treatment for yourselves.

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Black Seed Oil Review, Vegan Recipes & More

My Black Seed Oil Review

Many call Black Seed Oil ”Liquid Gold” and some have said that it cures everything except death. It was so valuable that the seeds were found in King Tut’s tomb, which gives you an idea of its value even in ancient times. I heard about this Blackseed Oil for the first time through a great friend but didn’t seek it out immediately. After finally looking into it and deciding to try it, I wanted to share some of my thoughts; but first, check out this short video review by a physician, Dr. Eric Berg.

As you may have heard in the above video, it is said to cure/ease so many things. I began using it as an anti-inflammatory and pain cure for arthritis, mainly for my back. Also, I believe that it is helping to protect my nerve cells against free radical damage (acting as an anti-oxidant/anti-aging). It causes cancer cells to commit suicide…..WHAT???🤷 It is in medical terms a somatostatin analog, which as you heard the doctor in the vid state was the only natural one that he could find. People pay thousands of dollars for cancer treatment. As far as concomitant and natural therapy for multiple ailments, this one has made number one on my list!!!🏆 STOCK THIS IN YOUR CABINET!!!

The only drawback I can report about this amazing oil is that I suffered from constipation and had to put more effort into staying hydrated. I currently am using only one teaspoon a day and plan to continue this natural remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Together

Check out this quick video on ACV and Lemon together. A very powerful combination. It’s absolutely been life-changing. As a part of my daily detox, I also give it a thumbs up. 🏆 STOCK THIS IN YOUR CABINET!!!

I take 1-2 ounces of lemon, 2 tablespoons of ACV in 16-20 ounces of water. I have not yet seen any drawbacks from this natural therapy. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

Tasty Vegan Cooking…Some of my Faves from my kitchen and from YouTuber Rachel Ama!

This change from a nearly meatless, animal-free diet has definitely been a learning process, but very rewarding. The main thing to remember is to GET STARTED and DON’T BE AFRAID to experiment in the kitchen. Try new things. I’m including a video below of Rachel Ama’s from her YouTube Channel. She has some amazing recipes. Also below I have posted a few pics of my own that my family and I enjoy daily. I do meal prep a few days out of the week to cut down on the cooking time and then begin to ”build a plate/bowl” so to speak. Remember to KEEP IT ALKALINE as much as possible and pack your meals with nutrients, BUY ORGANIC when possible and WASH produce, beans and grains.

Last but surely not least, I leave you with some meditation

A Psalm of David, Psalm 30:1-12 This was originally written by David to be sung at the inauguration of the Temple, though he knew it would not take place in his lifetime but of his son’s, Solomon. The Psalm entered into the siddur as a prayer to be said on Hanukka and was later adopted as a part of the daily prayers. It means a lot to me because of all the trials and tribulations me and my family have been through. In the midst of it all, pain and joy, we emerge feeling grateful and blessed. Most of all, we are transforming and growing daily. Stay blessed!

Psa 30:1 I exalt You, O יהוה, for You have drawn me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
Psa 30:2 יהוה my Elohim, I have cried to You, And You have healed me.
Psa 30:3 יהוה, You brought me up from the grave; You have kept me alive, from going down into the pit.
Psa 30:4 Sing praise to יהוה, You kind ones of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His Set-apartness.
Psa 30:5 For His displeasure is for a moment, His delight is for life; Weeping might last for the night, But joy comes in the morning.
Psa 30:6 As for me, I have said in my ease, “Never would I be shaken!”
Psa 30:7 יהוה, in Your good pleasure You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled.
Psa 30:8 I cried out to You, O יהוה; And to יהוה I prayed:
Psa 30:9 “What gain is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Would dust praise You? Would it declare Your truth?
Psa 30:10 “Hear, O יהוה, and show me favour; יהוה, be my helper!”
Psa 30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have torn off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
Psa 30:12 So that esteem might praise You and not be silent. O יהוה my Elohim, I thank You forever.

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Journey to Wellness: Turning Back the Clock Part 2

First & foremost spirituality:🙏🏿

Spirituality is the center of my life and my Love for the Most High. We should always try to bear these fruits so that there is no room for negativity and when trouble comes, we will be able to withstand the stress and temptations of the world.
But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith,
Meekness, Temperance: against such there is no law.

Decrease Stress in your life as much as possible😰

Check out my post on the relationship between Cortisol and Stress and why this is so very important to stop this vicious feedback cycle.
https://tapin2life.com/2016/08/08/the-relationship-between-cortisol-and-stress/

Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. Notice that I said each night!!!!😴

Have a Hobby, do anything that makes you at peace with The Most High

One of my major hobbies is dance and I gain so much from teaching the art. Find something that suits you and gain healing from it.

A support group is extremely important as well:

Sometimes you’ll look right and left and find that it’s just you, The Most High, and the Ruach ha Kodesh. If we’re extremely blessed we have the support of close family and friends…be sure that those you walk with are for Yah to gain optimum support

Responsibility for your own health: Cooking/preparing your own meals & educating yourself about what changes to make, listen to your body. It’s a journey. It may help as you get started to keep a journal of what you eat and drink and the effect these things have on you.

Gardening at any level or taking care of house plants- grow what you can and eat it! Have a window garden or an inside herb garden. It doesn’t take much space or time.

Exercise and stretching:🧘🏿‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🤾🏿

What’s your actual age? Can you bend over and touch your palms to the floor? Stretching and yoga just do the body good in turning back the clock. Check out my Taptutor Youtube Channel for low/ moderate impact exercise. Stretching and higher intensity dance videos coming to you in the future!

Starting over…shopping list:🛒
Drink/Eat alkaline water & food


https://facty.com/lifestyle/wellness/10-best-high-alkaline-foods/2/

What’s in your kitchen? See the above link for a list of the top 15 alkaline foods. Also daily detoxification with lemon water, apple cider vinegar, and water are great ways to gently detox the body.

So you’re in the grocery store or the whole foods store…….what do you purchase??? (this list will hopefully get you started). Most of these foods detoxify, are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.

GrainsFruits Nuts & Seeds Vegetables OtherLegumes & BeansOils/
Healthy Fats
Whole Spelt FlourApples🍎AlmondsPeppers:
especially cayenne,
bell peppers
Mushrooms🍄
(rich in vitamin D)
Green/red/
Black/Orange Lentils
Olive Oil
QuinoaBlueberries
Raspberries
Cherries
Brazil
Nuts
broccoli🥦Plant based drinks
(not soy)
like Almond,
coconut🥥,
cashew, etc.
Chick PeasAvo-
cado
Oil
Brown RiceStrawberriesPine
Nuts
root veggies
carrots,
beets
Hummos, apple cider vinegarKidney BeansSesame
Seed Oil
OatsSeeded
Watermelon🍉
Walnutskale, greensDate Sugar, Honey🍯
or Coconut Sugar
Red or Black BeansSun-
flower
Oil
BuckwheatDark seeded grapesTahinisea veggies
Dried Herbs: oregano,
basil, parsley, etc.
Tofu in moderation
(fermented)
Tempeh
Black
seed
Oil &
Hemp Oil
If you must
have bread
whole grain
Limes/lemonsChia Seedssweet potatoesSpirulina, ginger, sea salt
tumeric, green tea
Coconut
Oil🥥
Avocado🥑Flax SeedsonionsMatcha
ClementinePumpkin
Seeds
asparagusMoringa
Bananagarlic Cinnamon
Minimum Must Have Grocery List

Caution if you suffer from gout or gall/kidney stones or are prone to oxalate accumulation as you implement the above foods

I leave you with this inspirational video and thought!!!
“God Can Do Anything But Fail”

Try Him, believe in Him with all your heart, all is possible!

Disclaimer:
I’m not an M.D. but a Doctor of Pharmacy, not Ph.D. Please, anything that you do make sure that you inform your physician of any changes from a health aspect.

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Journey to Wellness: Turning Back the Clock Part 1

Where do I begin? How do I get started? I don’t have enough money to eat healthy. It takes too much time to do that……….

If you ask most people if they want to be healthy, healthier, or at their optimum health, they will reply with a quick “yes” or “of course”, however, what I have experienced is that our brain talks us out of even getting started from fear of failure or thinking that we don’t have the capability to change our lives for the better, so why even try?

This post is my attempt of trying to really encourage each and every one of you that desires to change your life and reach your optimum health to just GET STARTED!!!!!!! This is a journey and it’s all about knowing how our bodies respond to foods, nutrients and minerals, detoxification, and the effect that they have on our overall wellbeing. So with that, what are some first steps to take on YOUR journey?

First of all, get yourself spiritually and mentally prepared that this will be a lifelong journey. In order for the changes to be permanent, YOU must permanently change!

Second, once you decide to get your wellness journey started, pick a date and begin to rid your house of substances that are known to be toxic/unhealthy. For now, we will just focus on what we put in our mouths:

White and refined foods: white flour, white sugar, white rice, white bread, white table salt, you get the picture. The Most High made food to have rich colors which is a sign of the nutrients still in them.

Get rid of it!

Artificial sweeteners, margarine, canola oil, substances with high fructose corn syrup (see my post) https://tapin2life.com/2018/08/09/kick-hfcs-to-the-curb-already-2/ as well as fizzy and sugary drinks.

Condiments add a lot of unneeded calories, sugar, salt, MSG, and other harmful substances (see my post) https://tapin2life.com/2018/01/07/hidden-traps-in-your-diet/ and most are toxic to our system.

Minimize your alcohol intake and of course stop smoking! If you don’t buy it or stock it in your cabinet, hopefully you won’t be so prone to using these substances. For every unhealthy habit you are trying to remove, pick a healthy one as a replacement and distraction.

Anything that’s considered “fat-free”, “low calorie”, “cholesterol free” will most likely compensate by the use of other substances high in trans-fats or sugar and more.

I don’t claim to be Vegan, however, I do believe in extreme minimization of me and my family’s intake of animal products. I don’t buy chicken or fish at all anymore and about once month we may have a taste of some type of fish high in Omega-3 such as Salmon, occasionally tilapia as well.

Dairy- extremely minimal use in my household. You can easily replace any item with plant-based food such as almond, cashew, rice, or coconut sources for milk. Cashew and almond butter are very tasty. For eggs, although I buy them for my children, I prefer a flax egg mixture or tofu if I have the taste for eggs. I am not a fan of soy, however, if you use it make sure it is fermented. Tempeh soy is a great source as well. If soy is minimized it’s not an issue for me.

Processed foods and meats- any packaged food is suspect! Hot-dogs and lunch meat have literally been linked to cancer and kidney issues. Not worth it!

Invest in good cooking utensils such as unglazed clay pots and cast iron skillets. Avoid aluminum, non-stick pots, and pans. The latter has been linked to many health issues because they leach out toxic substances. Store your foods as much as possible in glass Tupperware versus plastic. Use cardboard one-time use pans for baking if you must for convenience. Don’t use aluminum foil and plastic wrap or at least minimize use.

Exposure to toxic substances like smoke, chemicals, toxic people even. Keep your environment as healthy as possible.

So now what?

Third: Now that you have thrown out the toxic things, it’s time to get started on “What to eat and drink”. Above is an example of my daily breakfast which includes: one small apple cut into chunks, a small number of fresh blueberries, raisins, chopped brazil nuts, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, a teaspoon of flaxseeds, a teaspoon of powdered almonds, a splash of Coconut drink or sometimes almond milk, 3 tablespoonsful of oats and a tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce. It’s amazingly filling and of course delicious!

Jumpstart with a Coffee enema! You can find the kits in your local pharmacy. Make sure to use and organic coffee.

Intake water with a pH above 7.4 at least to help keep your body as alkaline as possible.

Start a daily detox. This is a lifestyle change and we will never be able to rid ourselves totally of toxicity in the environment we live in today. Pick one that works for your body and your lifestyle. One of mine is at the end of the day a relaxing cup of green tea with matcha and moringa powder with unrefined honey, ginger, and tumeric. (see recent post https://tapin2life.com/2020/02/20/love-my-matcha/ )

Take this journey with me and change your life for the better!

Fourth, do your own research. Check out this vid. Very helpful and inspirational. Also, the books pictured in this post are highly recommended by me and my Elders. Great resources. Look for them on the Book Depository Site.

More of what to do in part 2 of this post! Ready, set, get healthy!!!

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Bruised

Today was not too bad.  Good thing I stayed busy at work.  Was the exact day that our Beloved one departed from us.  The year seemed to go by so quickly but yet was so difficult for us all.  I want to thank each and every person out there that shared in our grief and supported us.  The journey of healing is not over but it does get easier.  As a part of the healing process, I often turned to writing.  I hope that this poem is received as being straight from the heart and encourages someone to move forward despite the grief.

 

BRUISED  by Monica Terry

20/7/2020

Dark scarlet resulted as capillaries burst underneath brown, supple skin as a result of the initial impact of the horrific injury. As the words, “Hu Neftar” departed from his lips I began to replay my life’s history.  What? Within 24 hours I need to come up with an obiturary?

Blue and purple brilliantly emerged with the tenderness of the skin that received blood into surrounding tissues as we stood and looked at the body before the funeral.  Reality setting in, nociceptors delayed sending a proper signal that was computable.  Stop!  Aren’t there loopholes in the CNS for situations so Immutable?

Pale green didn’t want to show itself so quickly, because that would mean time marching on without him here; as birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations occur and we all try to persevere.  Is time speeding up?  Maybe he knew the end was very near.  I would like to think that when he was brought back that he said, “Peace out Ya’ll, keep faith, nothing to fear”.

Yellow-brown introduces a new reality as old hemoglobin is absorbed and we make an attempt not to show the discoloration.  The fear that the old and new friends when we speak of him may think it’s an unhealthy fixation.  Really?  And I ask that with a bit of indignation.

Eventually, I know without a doubt that a Pure brown will emerge again, and perhaps other bruises will appear to join the colorful array on our skin; each one’s dermis displaying what phase we are currently in.  It’s bruises that make us who we are so we rise to win……time…. time….and time again.

 

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