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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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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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.
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
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.
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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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
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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First of all, let’s deal with that myth that was declared by several, “People of color can’t get the Corona Virus because we have melanin.”
I don’t think I need to say any more about that one. The numbers speak for themselves. I know as African-Americans especially, we don’t have a huge amount of trust for the healthcare system, considering our history with those that make up the majority of healthcare workers, i.e. those of Caucasian descent. We make up a fewer percentage of the population but are dying from the virus at an alarming rate. This video will explain why and steps that a few are taking on their own to not only identify those at higher risk but more importantly point out the need for more resources for those at higher risk.
What can we all do to help prevent the spread?
Keep your hands away from your face and keep your hands clean!!! Wear disposable gloves and/or use alcohol to disinfect your hands.
Keep a tight circle of family and friends. This is not the time to visit and mingle. It has been especially difficult for our young people who are used to being out and about a lot. I know first hand from experience with my teens and oldest son. It is hard to convince healthy young people that they are putting themselves at risk and even if a person is immune to the virus, you can infect others unknowingly. With a long incubation period (1-14 days but mostly 5 days), you can appear to be healthy, sharing it to all those you come in contact with before you ever show any signs of being infected.
Know the common symptoms: Cough, fever, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. If you or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms reach out for medical attention. You may be asked a series of questions over the phone and told to stay home, isolate yourself from others as much as possible and self-medicate with a number of things. DO NOT USE NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen/Naprosyn or any other OTC or prescription NSAID. Tylenol (acetaminophen) has been recommended for fever (temperature above 36-37° Centigrade or 98-100° Fahrenheit).
Wear a mask or cover your nose and mouth when you have to be outside of your home or when exposed to others outside of your close-knit circle that you have already been around. Our tight-knit circles must understand that if everyone isn’t heeding to this instruction, they will inevitably bring the virus back into our homes. Go out, get what you need or get some sun momentarily and when you return, wash your hands or dispose of your gloves and disposable mask. If you have a cloth mask, wash and dry it.
Keep your home clean. Disinfectant spray works great to clean hard surfaces. If you are an essential worker, keep your work area clean and use disinfectant spray after someone comes into your area. You can also invest in disposable disinfectant wipes for cleaning.
Cut down on delivery of food from outside sources as much as possible….of course this increases your risk of exposure. Go old school and actually COOK AT HOME—-no brainer.
Thoroughly wash/disinfect what enters into your home. Not saying to go crazy about it but do the best you can.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM BY EATING HEALTHY!!!
Most of you know that this is already near and dear to my heart. We must go back to nature and use what the Heavenly Father put on this earth for healing. Typically the Elderly and those with a chronic illness or immunocompromised state have been most at risk. These are some foods, herbs, vitamins or minerals that have been shown to boost the immune system. Find something that suits you and begin to use it:
A few months ago I began a daily detox and juicing challenge. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and scoliosis of the spine and although a pharmacist, I turn to medications as a last resort. It has been proven that many diseases in the body are a result of inflammation of some sort. I have heard for so long about Matcha Green Tea and the powder and it’s amazing health benefits. The teabags are ok, but the powder is amazingly more potent.
Each morning when I awaken I take about 3 tablespoonsful of apple cider vinegar (it must have “the mother” in it) in a full cup of good quality filtered or bottled water, sometimes with half of a teaspoon of ground ginger powder, ground black pepper and a teaspoon of ground tumeric powder. I drink all of this with the aid of a straw so as not to damage the enamel of my teeth since vinegar is very acidic.
After about 15-20 minutes I drink whatever fruits and veggies that I have prepared from juicing. Strawberries, cucumbers, apples, carrots, beets, pomegranates and kale are great examples of wonderful fruits and veggies that can be used. Usually, I make enough juice for a few days since I have such a hectic schedule. This way it helps me to continue the regimen daily. The key to this gradual detox is to allow it to happen over a period of time. You will notice the inches slowly slip away but you will feel more energy and less inflammation in your body over time. Also, my arthritis pain has decreased and my stomach feels less bloated for the first time in years.
There are some sources that say to drink the Matcha Green Tea at night with honey (non-refined), cinnamon, lemon and ginger before bedtime and it will help you burn calories while you sleep. I prefer to drink my tea at the most stressful time of my day which is sometimes afternoon and sometimes at night. Either way, I have seen some truly amazing results over the last 3 months.
It has helped a great deal in my detox process to minimize my dairy and bread intake. I occasionally have cheese but it is truly not something that I miss eating on a regular basis. I drink almond milk if I want a plant-based substitute for recipes. I can feel a huge difference in how my clothes fit me. Check out my results below! By the way, I had a bit of a relapse in January due to a few frustrations in my life or I believe I would have arrived at these results a month earlier; however, it is really working for me and hope it can help someone else. If you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, high cholesterol, liver or kidney disease or some kind of another metabolic disease, it’s always best to consult your physician before making any drastic changes, however, these are just natural things…..healing from food and herbs, the best remedy given by the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth!
And I only use about 1/2 teaspoonful of the Matcha Green Tea Powder daily!
I never weigh myself as a rule because it’s not as important to me as total inches lost. Also keep in mind that you should exercise at least 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes, even if it’s just walking or incorporating it into your busy day by taking the stairs everywhere you go.
Still not convinced? Okay, just take a look of these proven benefits of Matcha Green Tea Powder:
I just made it 6 months and still waiting for it to get easier after the loss of my beloved husband. I still cry, have anxiety attacks, feel like I may fail for a few moments, miss his strong voice and bear hugs, but through it all, I still believe that one day our broken hearts will be healed. He filled our home and there was nothing we felt we couldn’t accomplish. Every time I see an ambulance I go back to that day and begin praying for a good outcome for the person being carried away.
But here’s the thing that keeps me going…..I trust the Most High with all my being, and I know He has the big picture. He does everything intentionally and he is faithful. My Beloved Mykael gave his life, literally and selflessly served so that I and his children and many others would benefit from living in the Land of Promise and each day is another chance to get it right. So when you begin to become doubtful whether you’re grieving, afraid or just doubting yourself, please know that all you have to do is, “Just don’t quit”, as he would say to me all the time.
Hope this song inspires someone to keep going and moving despite what you see before you…….isn’t that what FAITH is?
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A repost that I was amazed was still so timely! A short poem from yours truly illustrating how in my imagination the Father may define LOVE as it pertains to His relationship with us. Do you love me enough toR…