Herbal Catalog A Fast Guide To Using Herbs

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to my blog. With the new year almost upon us, I pray everyone has been wearing a mask and staying safe. Today, we are going to go over different vital points and herbs that can help. Think of this post as a reference guide to herbs.

Always consult with your do it or trusted physician if you have any concerns before changing your regular diet or taking new supplements.

You are the sole authority over your own body. These statements are not medical advice and are not regulated or approved by the FDA or any other certifying agency. This product is not meant to cure a disease or act in any medical capacity. Always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns. I am just a Humble herbalist and juicer trying to help heal the world.

Table Of Contents:

Immune system / Anti-inflammatory / Stress relief / Hair-Skin-Nails/ Joints-Bones-Body/ Muscles/ Organ-Body function / Digestive / Allergies / Detox / Antioxidant- Heart health / Brain-Migranes / Energy / Sleep

Immune System:

Vitamin C – Immune boosting and helps manage High blood pressure as well as prevent Iron deficiency

Vitamin B12 – Immune System building, Cognition, Brain health and Boost energy

Vitamin B –Complex – Immune System building, Cognition, and Brain health

Full Spectrum Minerals – Immune System Health, High in Vitamin D, and is High in Vitamin B7

Elderberry Syrup – Immune System Booster, High in Antioxidants, and helps tame inflammation

Echinacea – Immune System booster, Improves Blood sugar, and helps with Inflammation

Goldenseal – Immune System booster, Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, and helps with sinus infections and Indigestion

Garlic – Immune System booster, Lowers Cholesterol, and fights colds and flu, and reduces heart disease

Ginger – Immune System booster, helps with digestive aide, and treats nausea and Help with morning sickness

Beta Glucan – Immune System booster, great source of fiber, reduces high cholesterol and improves skin conditions like eczema

Oil of Oregano – Immune System booster, lowers cholesterol, helps treat yeast infections, and improves gut health

Ashwagandha – Can be used as an immune tonic safe for everyday use. Good for stress relief

Chinese Golden thread – Purify’s blood, detox, & immune system repair

Turkey tail mushrooms – The natural antiviral and anti-fungal qualities of this mushroom support the body in fighting off viruses infections. This includes a range of health problems, from the common cold and pneumonia to E. coli, Herpes, and HIV. They also are said to have anti-cancer properties

Anti-Inflammatory:

Turmeric – Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, and May help improve the symptoms of depression and arthritis

Molecularly distilled fish oil/Krill Oil/Cod Liver Oil – May help with arthritis, fibromyalgia, brain, mood/depression, and heart health

Wobenzym – May help as a Anti-inflammatory, and with joint health, environmental toxins, blood clots, and heart health

Zinc – Used as an Anti-inflammatory, May be used as an immune system booster, free radical fighter, and May help with hormonal imbalance

CBD Oil – Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, cancer help

Cannabis with THC, Indica & Sativa – Used as an Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, and systemic restoration

Resveratrol – Protects cells from free radical damage, inhibits the spread of cancer, especially prostate cancer, lowers blood pressure, keeps the heart healthy and improves elasticity in blood vessels, normalizes anti-inflammatory response, Helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Stress relief:

Passionflower – It’s a sedative; the German government has approved it for nervous restlessness. Some studies find that it can reduce symptoms of anxiety as effectively as prescription drugs. It’s often used for insomnia

Hair, Skin, & Nails:

Silica – Strengthen’s hair growth and May prevent damage

Biotin – Stimulates keratin, and can increase follicle growth / For skin will help with any B7 deficiency

Magnesium Oil – Can be ingested or applied to the skin to keep skin hydrated, reduce pain and strengthen teeth

Emu Oil – Can be ingested ( capsules) or applied to the skin to moisturize your face, body, and skin. May decrease inflammation and improve scars

Lavender Oil – Helps with scars, stress, skin irritation and fungal infections

Coconut Oil – Helps with skin reducing wrinkles, good for oil pulling, on skin may clog pores, full of antioxidants

Tea Tree Oil – Helps with skin blemishes, can be used in a DIY hand sanitizer, works to treat acne and acne scars, and Help with nail fungus

MSM – Helps with skin health, helps strengthen hair, and with inflammation

Joints/Bones/Body:

Glucosamine Chondroitin – Used to treat osteoarthritis (OA), and used as an Anti-inflammatory

MSM – Used as an Anti-inflammatory, Helps with connective tissues, scar tissue, Skin, muscles, and newly discovered help for getting over the flu faster

L-Glutamine – An Amino Acid that improves protein metabolization

Calcium – Helps improve bone strength and development

Feverfew – Prevention of migraines & headaches, arthritis, reduce fevers, muscle tension, and pain; helps lower blood pressure, lessen stomach irritation, stimulate the appetite, and to improve digestion and kidney function. It has been indicated for colitis, dizziness, tinnitus, and menstrual problems

Kratom – Used to lower blood pressure, relieve pain, boost metabolism, increase sexual energy, improve the immune system, prevent diabetes, ease anxiety, help with addiction, eliminate stress, and induce healthy sleep

Ceylon cinnamon – Lowers blood sugar levels, reduces heart disease risk factors, a high source of antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties, protects heart health, fights diabetes, helps defend against cognitive decline & protects brain function, may help lower cancer risk, fights infections & viruses, protects dental health & freshens breath naturally

Potassium – Used to relief from stroke, blood pressure, heart and kidney disorders, anxiety, and stress, as well as enhanced muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous system

Muscles:

Chamomile – Used to heal muscle pain and soreness, helps with insomnia and restlessness

Tart Cherries – Used as a muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, & antioxidant

Peppermint – Used as a muscle relaxer for backaches, leg pain, & tension headaches

Cayenne Pepper – Reduces muscle pain, stiffness, & inflammation

Epsom Salt: Relaxes the nervous system, removes toxins, & helps with pain and inflammation

Valerian – Helps with muscle spasms, may help treat insomnia, headaches, and anxiety

Arnica – Used as an anti-inflammatory & improves blood circulation

Lavender – Reduces pain and swelling, helps calm the mind & helps with inflammation

Passion Flower- Helps with muscle spasms & joint pain. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, It may always be used for stress, insomnia, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Raspberry Leaf Tea – Used for muscle pain & cramps, also rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Supports healthy menstruation and tones the uterus

Magnesium oil – Topical for muscle pain & cramps

Organ/Body Function:

Milk Thistle – Supports liver health, promotes skin health, may improve allergic asthma symptoms, and may reduce cholesterol. (great for hangovers)

Chromium Picolinate – An essential mineral that you absorb from the foods you eat. Some people take a supplement as a complementary and alternative therapy to help a chromium deficiency control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, or lose weight

Dandelion – Supports kidney health, may reduce cholesterol, may lower blood pressure, and may help with weight loss

Cayenne – May lower blood pressure, help with a metabolism boost, and may lower cholesterol

Bilberry -Helps if you have diarrhea, eye problems, varicose veins, poor circulation, and even cancer

Apple Vinegar Cider -Helps lower diabetes, treat cancer, heart health, high cholesterol, and weight loss

Resveratrol – Protects cells from free radical damage, inhibits the spread of cancer, especially prostate cancer, lowers blood pressure, keeps heart-healthy, and improves elasticity in blood vessels. Normalizes anti-inflammatory response, Helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Digestive:

Digestive enzymes – Helps with digestive health and also inflammation

DGL – Licorice Root Extract that aids digestion and treats stomach complaints, including heartburn and indigestion

Probiotics – Helps with gut health, has an immune system booster, and a good bacteria

Marshmallow root tea – Treats cough and colds. It may act as a pain reliever, aid in digestion, or be used as a diuretic

Slippery Elm – Used against diarrhea and an intestinal and rectal coating to eliminate viral and bacterial infections

Allergies:

Quercetin – Used for natural antihistamine (seasonal allergies and allergic reactions)

Nettle Stinging Leaf (tea) – Used for allergies

Detox/Antioxidant/Radiation:

Vitamin C – Used as detox and immune system booster and repair

DMG (N-Dimethylglycine) – Improves oxygen utilization, detoxification, cell protection, immune system modulation, and physical performance

Glutathione – Used as a super antioxidant for stress and used for injuries

King Chlorella – Cleaning out environmental toxins/heavy metals

Iodine (liquid kelp) – Protection against radiation

Beet Root – Used as a body detox

Antioxidant, heart health, anti-aging:

Green Tea – Full of antioxidants, may also reduce bad breath and may help with heart disease

Activated Charcoal – Used as full body detox, works through the digestive tract and whitens teeth

Bentonite Clay – Used as a heavy metal detox, treating oily skin and acne and detoxifying the skin

Diatomaceous Earth – Used as a heavy metal detox, helps treat constipation and be used as an exfoliator

Cilantro -Rids heavy metal in the body, may lower anxiety, lower blood sugar, and help prevent a UTI (Urinary tract infection)

Organic Citrus peels – Rich in fiber, vitamin c, folate, calcium and can be used a metal detox

Spirulina – A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, may reduce blood pressure and detox heavy metals

Oil of oregano -A powerful antioxidant used to purify the blood, detox, & repair the immune system.

Echinacea – A super herb used to purify the blood, detox, & repair the immune system

Depression/Brain/Migraines:

Vitamin D – May help with mental health, used as an immune booster, used for scar healing, and keeps muscles healthy

Lithium Orotate –Used as a mood stabilizer, used to help with anxiety and for cluster headaches

Vitamin B-6 – May improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression, promote brain health, and treat PMS symptoms

Magnesium – May help with migraines, keep blood pressure regularly and keep bones healthy

Glutathione -May help with migraines, may reduce stress, and may help fight against autoimmune diseases

Molecularly distilled fish oil – May help with symptoms of depression, removing heavy metals and other toxins

St. John Wort –  May help with symptoms of depression and decreases nervousness and tiredness related to depression

B2 – May help with migraine symptoms, also helps break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates

Energy:

Pantothenic Acid – Filled with (Vitamin B-5) It’s necessary for making blood cells, and it helps you convert the food you eat into energy

Eleuthero root – Increases energy and reduces fatigue, also may manage menopause

Sleep:

Melatonin – Used as a sleep aid

Valerian – Used as a sleep aid, also promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety

Chamomile -Promotes relaxation and used sleep aide, also so may help with PMS symptoms

Tart Cherry Juice – Used for sleep help, also used to treat gout and illness prevention

Herb Puzzle Break

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Hey everyone, having a hobby is very important and one of my favorite hobbies are cross word puzzles. So I took it upon myself to create this herb puzzle so you can take a break, make some tea and relax. If you would like more puzzles be sure to give this a like and share!

Shout out to https://thewordsearch.com

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Weight Watchers Fact or Fiction

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Hey everyone, today we are learning about weight watchers. Weight watchers is a points system weight loss program that calculates your personal nutrition needs based on your height, weight, age, and activity level. Your assigned daily points are designed with the goal of tracking what you eat. Every food as a point value members are instructed to use the allotted points per day, without going over or under.

When I was growing up weight watchers was everywhere from tv shows to movies everyone knew about it. Known as a wellness brand but do they really cover all the bases. Some would like to think that deep down its just another diet that sucks people dry. In 2018 weight watchers rebranded as WW International with a new moto wellness that works.

With over 4.7 million people subscribed and a spokesperson like Auntie Oprah it would seem like they have some secret to success. In my opinion with benefits like online support in the form of dietary advice, dieting tools, a database of food/recipes, fitness videos and workout routines keeps people coming back. Weight watchers has also made a partnership with Headspace to provide guided meditations and provide more mental health content. In my opinion most of the hype comes from the celebrities they sign these deals with but the question to ask is are they really following the diet?

Pros and Cons

Pros:

Weight watchers does not restrict the types of food a person can eat

Community based program may be helpful if you need support during lifestyle change ( meetings happen in person/online)

Weight watchers provides meal planning, recipes, and workout suggestions on its app

Cons:

Plans offering support are more expensive

Members must keep track of every item they eat or drink ( counting may seem tiring)

It’s easy to put back on the weight

Food can become a number, which can lead to a disordered relationship with food / Can encourage binge eating

Bad foods have higher foods

Frequently asked questions about Weight Watchers

How much weight can you lose weight on weight watchers?

Members can expect to lose 1-2 lb per week. A person’s success with Weight Watchers can vary depending on how closely they follow their plan, how often they attend WW meetings, and whether they stick to their plan during the maintenance period after reaching their weight loss goal.

The cost?

The Digital plan starts at $3.38/week ($13.52 per month). This plan is for people who basically want to do the program on their own. 

The Digital 360 plan starts at $4.61/week ($18.44 per month). This plan contains all of the features of the Digital plan, and is for those who want more guided support. 

These prices were documented back in 2021 but prices have said to change according to there website.

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The Dash Diet

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Hey everyone, and welcome back for another day of learning. Today we are learning about the dash diet. The dash diet is rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains. It includes fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans and nuts.  It is high fiber and low to moderate in fat.

Foods and drinks to avoid when following the DASH diet include high sugar, high fat snacks, and foods high in salt such as:

Candy

Cookies

Chips

Salted nuts

Sodas

Sugary beverages

Pastries

Snacks

Benefits

May reduce blood pressure

May help you lose weight

May reduce cancer

May lower diabetes risk

However, you shouldn’t expect DASH to help you shed weight on its own as it was designed fundamentally to lower blood pressure.

Tips and Tricks

Learn to read labels. By knowing serving size, you know how much sodium you are getting per serving

Slow down when you eat

Exercise

Use spices and herbs to flavor your food instead of salt

Choose fewer processed foods (frozen meals, canned soups, packaged mixes, etc.). These contain more sodium

Look for foods that say, “no salt added,” “sodium-free,” and “low sodium

Avoid fried foods. Grill, steam, roast, or poach your food instead

Reduce your alcohol intake to DASH-acceptable servings

For a dash eating plan check out

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/education/dash-eating-plan

The negative side of the diet

Many have said the dash diet is hard to maintain. The program recommends that you cut your salt intake to 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day and potentially to 1,500 milligrams per day

To follow the DASH diet properly, you need to measure portions and count servings of foods that fall into different categories which can be very annoying

Not Specifically Designed for Weight Loss 

While there are many people who can benefit from the DASH diet, researchers have identified certain groups who should exercise caution before changing their eating habits to adopt this plan

Always consult with your doctor or trusted dietitian before changing your diet.

Check back tomorrow to learn something new.

More information to check out:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26650562/

The Mediterranean diet and What you need to know?

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Hey everyone, and welcome back for another informational post. Today we are learning about The Mediterranean diet. As always consult with your doctor about any changes you plan on making to your diet and be sure to tell them about any concerns you may have.

The Mediterranean diet is a generic term based on the traditional eating habits in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. There’s not one standard Mediterranean diet. At least 16 countries border the Mediterranean. In 1993 Old ways created The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health and the WHO as a healthier alternative to the USDA’s original food pyramid. 

A Mediterranean-style diet typically includes:

plenty of fruits, vegetables, bread and other grains, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds;

olive oil as a primary fat source;

dairy products, eggs, fish and poultry in low to moderate amounts; ( served only twice weekly)

infrequent servings of red meats and sweets;

How to get started?

Eat lots of vegetables ; From a simple plate of sliced fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and crumbled feta cheese to stunning salads.

Change how you see meat; Have small strips of beef and smaller portions of other meats

Use good fats; Include sources of healthy fats in daily meals, especially extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, olives, and avocados.

Switch to whole grain; Whole grains are naturally rich in many important nutrients; their fuller, nuttier taste and extra fiber keep you satisfied for hours.

For dessert, eat fresh fruit; Choose from a wide range of delicious fresh fruits from fresh figs and oranges to pomegranates, grapes and apples. Instead of daily ice cream or cookies, save sweets for a special treat or celebration.

For more information and health studies check out the link below

List of common foods below

https://oldwayspt.org/system/files/atoms/files/MED-CommonFoods_0619.pdf

Now I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t tell you about some negative reviews and effects that have been documented.

Negatives

You may gain weight from eating fats in olive oil and nuts.

You may have lower levels of iron.

You may have calcium loss from eating fewer dairy products.

Wine is a common part of a Mediterranean eating style but some people should not drink alcohol.

It’s important to always use your own judgement always. You know your body the best and what you need. Be open about your health and goals with your doctor about which diet works best for you.

Check back later to learn something new!

Social Wellness

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Hey everyone, it dawned on me today that I never finished my health and wellness series and I apologize for that so here we go! Today we are going to be learning about social wellness.

A Quick Recap

Social Wellness

Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you. It is important to remember to find your balance in life. Practicing self care embraces basic needs such as getting enough sleep, bathing and brushing your teeth, eating healthy, exercising regularly and avoiding negative coping mechanisms like smoking, not sleeping or over-drinking.

It is also good to remember to get to know yourself identify your needs, preferences and values and communicate them to the people around you. In every relationship, there are two people involved and each contributes to any situation that comes up, whether positive or negative. Take responsibility for yourself in disagreements or conflict by using “I” language and don’t push all the blame onto the other person. When an individual argues for the sake of being “right” rather than trying to understand the other side, the other person may feel invalidated or unheard. This can result in resentment, further conflict and the eventual end of the relationship. It is very important to set proper boundaries.

To learn more about boundaries: https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.wordpress.com/2022/05/12/boundaries/

How can you improve your social wellness?

Disconnect to connect make it a regular routine to disconnect from technology every day to spend time in face-to-face communication with yourself, friends family members and professional colleagues. ( If you have the space for it)

Be positive as you can! Put disappointments, complaints, and worries aside for a while and enjoy the present. ( Try daily affirmations)

Improve time management, give yourself time in the morning and evening before being “busy”. Say a morning prayer, have a glass of warm water with lime, meditate etc.

Take care of yourself first.

Build healthy relationships. As a child you learn the social skills you need to form and maintain relationships with others. For a lot of people I know including myself you may not have had your social and emotional needs met fully but it is your responsibility as an adult to not repeat the past.( Google shadow work )

You can learn ways to improve your relationships. It’s important to know what a healthy relationship looks like and how to keep your connections supportive. It is also very important to be honest with anyone you are building a relationship with about how you are feeling. If they respect your boundaries they will understand but again it is important you always respect your own.

Check In With Your Social Wellness

Reflect on yourself and your social needs. What aspects of your social life do you enjoy? What parts would you like to improve?

Make an effort to keep in touch with supportive friends and family

Are you able to communicate clearly when dealing with conflict?

Participate in group discussions and practice active listening

How are you at asking for help?

Do you surround yourself with people who you can trust and you know care about you?

Are you able to communicate clearly when dealing with conflict?

Do you have at least one good friend you can count on?

Are you okay being alone?

How do you express your emotions?

What do you use to cope?

Do you respect your own boundaries?

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I am not my illness

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I am not my illness

A series about “diseases” /“chronic illnesses” and everything in between. Today I had the honor of speaking with Kenzie who has a condition called Wilson’s disease. Wilson’s disease is a genetic mutation that affects copper metabolism. Copper isn’t eliminated properly and instead accumulates, possibly to a life-threatening level. Symptoms typically begin between the ages of 12 and 23.

Please remember I am not a doctor just a certified herbalist, juice specialist and death doula in training trying to help the world heal and bring awareness to the many different “illnesses” we have on this planet.

If you would like to be interviewed or know someone please feel free to send me a message.

Would you like to use your real or fake name?

You can use my name, kenzie (:

Where are you from?

I am from McKinney Texas

When were you diagnosed?

February of 2022 right after my 22nd birthday. The craziest part is I remember that whole month my family and I had prayed for a diagnosis as a birthday miracle.

how old were you?

I was 22 years old when I was diagnosed

How long did it take you to be diagnosed?

I had had symptoms almost my entire life and spent over a decade looking for answers. I was dismissed by many doctors and even had some make horribly unprofessional comments such as calling me a “hopeless case” to my face at only 12 years old. One Gastroenterologist told me to “come back when I gained weight”, when I had come to him complaining of nausea, vomiting and weight loss as my main symptoms. He then refused to let me come back to see him or anyone else in the (very large) gastroenterology practice he was a part of, forcing us to seek out a new doctor at an entirely different hospital with no referral. Another physician once suggested my symptoms may just be “a load of B.S.” All of these were cases where doctors made a judgment before I had hardly had time to utter a word. They saw a young female patient and heard the words “mystery illness” and that was all it took for them to make up their mind about me. After many years, I decided I had to my own research and was able to narrow it down to what I thought may be the problem. With the help of an exceptional neurologist I was able to confirm that I have a rare genetic disease.

Symptoms you’ve experienced

I have had chronic pain, headaches, problems with my joints, hyper-mobility, GI issues, seizures, full body dystonia (this is a type of movement disorder that causes involuntarily twisting movements and muscle contractions), serious vision and balance loss, cognitive issues, memory loss, hormonal disruption, POTs and dysautonomia

What do you take for pain/nausea etc?

Currently I don’t take anything because I have found that for me personally, a lot of pain and nausea meds make my GI symptoms worse and I feel like it just perpetuates the problem

How has endometriosis / pcos/adenomyosis impacted your personal life?

If you do not see your diagnosis listed above please write it below!

I have a condition called Wilson’s disease. It’s a genetic mutation that affects copper metabolism. Basically I am not able to eliminate copper from my body so it accumulates, becomes toxic, and damages my organs. It can affect different people in different ways but my case has most severely impacted my brain and spine, so many of my symptoms are neurological.

My symptoms, like the dystonia, can be very noticeable and I’ve struggled with feeling embarrassed or like I should be trying to hide it. It’s been very hard to find a sense of community and I have yet to find anyone else who has experienced something similar. I’ve gotten a lot of weird looks and people have even laughed out loud at me before. I sometimes use an ID cane because of my vision loss, which also draws a lot of unwanted attention. Even though it helps me a lot, I avoid using it as much as I can get away with out of fear. I have found that I get approached much more often by predators when I have my cane because they see it as a sign of vulnerability. Because of all of this, I don’t go out a lot and have ended up pretty isolated.

What type of diet do you follow?

I eat a high protein vegetarian diet that’s low in copper

What’s a taboo that you wish was talked about more?

Depression/anxiety caused by medical problems. I feel like when people suspect that a person with medical challenges may be struggling emotionally they are more likely to assume the physical symptoms are a result of psychological problems. Its not uncommon to be accused of being dramatic or faking your suffering for attention. But, far from being “dramatic” I have put so much time and energy into trying to hide the fact that I’m disabled. I downplay it as much as possible. I only go out on the days my symptoms are at their least noticeable. I want very badly to just be normal and blend in.  

I wish people understood that depression and anxiety are often a byproduct of chronic illness. Medical problems can be severely life disrupting and factors such as constant pain, isolation, rejection, and lack of freedom are bound to cause emotional distress. It’s a natural response to a terrible situation that no one should ever have to experience. Regardless of the cause though, mental health challenges shouldn’t be anything shameful and are never the person suffering’s fault. I wish people with chronic illness were free to talk about the emotional impact of living with a health condition or disability without people using that to try to invalidate their pain.

Any other comments or questions. What would like the world to know ?

I spent over ten years being told by doctors that I should give up, or that it was “all in my head”. I couldn’t believe that doctors, the people who were supposed to be on my side fighting for me, would say these things. It was so discouraging, I eventually started wondering if maybe they were right and I really was crazy. After all, how would you know for sure? It left me feeling terrified about my future and I lost hope that I would ever recover. But despite that I kept going, I kept searching, and it saved my life. It turns out the condition I have is just incredibly rare. It was a long and grueling road but I will be eternally grateful that I stuck with it and my advice to anyone experiencing something similar is to KEEP GOING no matter what happens and no matter what anyone says to you. Your life and health are worth it.

Thank you!

Kenzie E.

Bone Health

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Happy Thursday everyone , and today we are learning about strengthening the bones and muscles. Your peak bones mass (maximum bone destiny strength) gradually declines in your 40’s.

For some women, bone loss happens faster than for others. In fact, a woman can lose up to 20% of her bone density during the five – seven years following menopause.

3 Factors for bone health

Getting enough calcium

Vitamin d

Regular exercise ( 30-60 min , 3-4 days a week)

Bone loss doesn’t have any symptoms, and often the first sign of having osteoporosis is a fracture.

How to help:

🍎Calcium,Phosphorus along with other minerals like Vitamin D is essential to maintain bone health, if dietary part is concerned

🍎Exercise ( walking, Zumba, yoga, weight lifting etc)

🍎Avoid very low calorie diets

🍎Get plenty of vitamin d and k

Recommended dietary allowance:

👉🏽Calcium: Adults: 400 mg/day, Pregnancy / lactation: 1000 mg/ day

👉🏽Phosphorus: It is based on the maintenance of normal serum phosphorus levels in adults (2.5-4.5 [mg/d L)

👉🏽Vitamin D: Get the D3 form, have doctor assess you then tell you proper dosage to take (sun exposure, fatty fish, beef liver)

👉🏽Magnesium: 200-400 mg/day (Avocado, banana, pumpkin)

👉🏽Vitamin K: Take 180 micrograms of MK-7 along with fatty acids (eggs,meat,fermented foods)

Herbs to build strong bones :

🦴dandelion

🦴horsetail

🦴nettles

🦴red clover

🦴thyme

🦴turmeric and black pepper

Vegetables / Fruit for bone health:

🥗collard greens

🥗turnip

🥗chinese cabbage

🥗mustard greens

🥗beets

🥗raisins

🥗artichokes s

🥗papaya

🥗blueberries / raspberries

🥗soybeans

Always consult with your do it or trusted physician if you have any concerns before changing your regular diet or taking new supplements.

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Detox Cleanse Water

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Detox Cleanse Water🥤🍓

How it helps the body👇🏾

Water infused with the flavours of fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs is called detox water. It does not only help your body get rid of toxins, but also helps you in shedding a pound or two. Detox water is also referred to as fruit-infused water.

Boost metabolism

Control hunger pangs

Low calories

Fat free

Good for digestive health

A cleanse is fairly likely to increase the frequency of your bowel movements, but that’s not all it can do. There are other potential side effects you may (or may not) notice in the bathroom as well. It can help counteract constipation. Always double check with your doctor or, trusted health care provider before starting any kind of cleanse.

Strawberry Spa

Strawberry, Water, Ice

Apple Detox

Apple, Cinnamon, Ice, Water

Belly Slimming

Cucumber, Mint, Lemon, Water, Ice

Cranberry Detox

Cranberry Juice, Lemon, Dandelion Tea, Water

Flat belly Detox

Watermelon, Mint Water

Types of Therapeutic Diets

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Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog today we learning about types of therapeutic diets. 

A therapeutic diet is a meal plan that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients. Typically prescribed by a physician or planned by a dietician. One of these types of diets are tailored to the needs of each person individually.

Common reasons for therapeutic diets:

+ to maintain /restore/correct nutritional status

+to decrease calories for weight control or gain

+to decrease sodium 

+to provide texture modifications 

+to exclude foods due to allergies or food tolerance 

Common diets 🥗

👉🏽Nutrition modification 

No concentrated sweets diet ; 

a liberalized diet for diabetics when their weight and blood sugar levels are under control 

Diabetic diets; 

these diets control calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat intake in balanced amounts to meet nutritional needs, control weight and blood sugar levels 

No added salt diet; 

a regular diet with no salt 

Low sodium diet; 

also called a 2 gram sodium diet / limit salt and salty foods / used for people who have edema 

Low fat diet and or low cholesterol diet; 

used to reduce fat levels and or treat medical conditions that intervene with how the body uses fat such as diseases of the liver and gallbladder 

High fiber diet; 

prescribed in the prevention or treatment of a number of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases / foods like legumes, vegetables, whole breads and cereals 

Renal diet; for people with renal/kidney ; 

individualized depending if person is on dialysis/ restricts sodium, potassium, fluid and protein; lab work is typically followed closely 

👉🏽Texture modification 

Mechanical soft diet; 

used when problems chewing and swallowing / includes chopped or ground meats, fruits and vegetables 

Purée diet; 

changes the regular diet by puréeing it to a smooth consistency/ used when people have there jaws wired shut / avoid nuts, seeds and raw vegetables 

👉🏽Food allergy or food tolerance 

Food allergy; 

most allergies are due to an abnormal immune response/ common food allergies are milk, eggs and nuts / a gluten free diet would eliminate wheat, rye, and barley it is replaced with corn, potato,and rice producers 

Food tolerance; 

most common food tolerance is milk or sugar ( lactose and tolerance) common soy,toms include nausea, headaches or vomiting

👉🏽Tube feedings 

Liquid tube feedings in place of meals 

Liquid tube feedings in addition to meals 

Description👇🏾

🥤Clear liquid diet; included fluids that are clear 

Examples: juice without pulp, broth, and jello/ Often used for after surgery (oral feeding) 

Should not be used for an extended period of time because it is a very low calorie/ nutrition diet 

🥤Full liquid diet; includes liquids that are creamy 

Examples: ice cream, pudding, thinned cereal, juices, or strained cream soups 

Should not be used for an extended period of time because it is a very low calorie/ nutrition diet 

🥣Additional feedings

Supplements (liquid nutritional shakes , given with meals or between them)

Nourishments ( a snack food or beverage)

Always consult with your do it or trusted physician if you have any concerns before changing your regular diet or taking new supplements.