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The Importance of Investing in Your Health

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“It is not always easy to stop eating the many acidic foods we’ve enjoyed for so long and have become addicted to but it can be accomplished through cleansing our bodies with the foods our Creator provided.”

-Dr Sebi

 

It’s less common that we practice preventing illness. Instead, we don’t think twice about what we  are putting into our bodies until illness arise. Why is that? We seemed to be concerned more about what name brand clothes and shoes everyone’s wearing but not concerned about if you took in enough nutrients or water for the day. We are made up of cells. New cells develop when taking in important nutrients daily. When you don’t take in nutrients daily, but take in a lot of unhealthy foods full of chemicals, each cell begins to eliminate. So what happens when all of the body’s cells are eliminated? Unfortunately, no cells, no life.  It’s important that we be the change and take a step on guiding our peers, family, and community to a healthier lifestyle.

 A life filled with health and happiness. A life free of illness. A life that brings you energy and joy. Don’t you deserve it? Don’t your loved ones deserve it? You deserve to be healthy, vibrant, and energetic! The choices you make today will affect how you live your life as you get older.

 

       Ready to Invest: How to get started it?

  1. Plan ahead so you know exactly what you need for the week. You will avoid unnecessary purchases and only purchase what you need.
  2. Check out your local farmer’s markets. You can purchase fresh produce for less than what you would spend at the grocery store. I get two bags filled with fruits and veggies for under $20.
  3. Buy in bulk! Buying in bulk saves you money.
  4.  Eat less meat. Plant based foods are less expensive than meals prepared with animal protein such as chicken, beef, pork, and fish.
  5. Grow your own. Learn how to grow your own produce. Start with herbs then experiment with tomatoes and strawberries. Nothing is better than the food you grow.
  6. Be mindful of skincare/hair care/oral care products you are using. Majority of commercial products are filled with harmful chemicals that causes chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, Breast cancer, Brain damage, Skin diseases, and etc. Shop wiser, shop local. Watch out for harmful chemicals like: Nitrogen, Sulfuric Acid,  Ethylene Dichloride, Propylene. (Checkout www.royaltybyroots.com for the highest quality of natural products).

 

Remember to take the time to invest in your health today. Live happy and healthy!

 

Raw Vegan Lifestyle Benefits

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“ Your external, visible lifestyle is controlled by choices made within personal boundaries of values, geography, and economics. Your internal health-determining lifestyle is controlled by your personal Toxicity, Timing, and Thoughts.”

-Dr. M. Ted Morter Jr.

 

Vegan diet: Anything that doesn’t come from an animal or contain things that have come from an animal. Practically this includes all plants (fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds and legumes), all processed plant foods (cereals, muesli bars, some fake meats, french fries, falafels etc) and all processed plant and chemical combination foods that don’t contain additional animal derived ingredients (milk, whey powder, gelatin, honey etc).

Raw Vegan diet: is a plant-based diet that involves no cooking. No food is heated above 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). Foods are eaten fresh, dehydrated with low heat or fermented.

Going on this conscious lifestyle journey, has definitely been a eye opener when it comes to being more aware of what you are exposing to your body. Growing up I use to always hear about having a balanced diet is a important factor in your lifestyle. But, I honestly didn’t take it seriously because my mindset was “everybody gotta die anyway, so it doesn’t matter.” I had the misconception that waiting till im older or when health problems arise in my life that’s when I need to take health serious. Until that literally happened to me. It was my freshman year in college in 2014, in the middle of the night when I was suddenly  rushed to the emergency room. I was having severe back pain and uncontrollable shivering. I was then told that I was diagnosed with a Acute Kidney infection. Acute Kidney infection is a inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. This can be caused by a weakened immune system, kidney stones, being sexaully active, and improper hygiene. After being released, my mindset was totally different. I was honestly still in shock of everything and knew I had to change. At the time I was only 19 and I most certainly didn’t want to go back to any more hospitals after having that episode. I began to be more mindful of what I exposed to my body. Gradually started letting go of  unhealthy foods and beverages (sodas, sugars, salt, processed foods, meats, and dairy products). I no longer wanted to poison my body with toxins. I no longer wanted to follow this routine of being exposed to harmful toxins, going to the hospital, getting prescribed medications and repeating this cycle.

 

What is a Raw Vegan Lifestyle?

Excludes all foods from the animal origin. Is generally rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes. It also tends to be naturally low in processed foods. raw and minimally heated foods are more nutritious than cooked ones. Alternative meal preparation methods, such as juicing, blending, soaking, sprouting and dehydrating, are used instead of cooking.  Raw vegan diet provides all the nutrients humans need ,which is why supplements are often discouraged.

 

Benefits

Health conscious: A raw vegan dietary approach tends to make people the most aware, conscious, and mindful about their food choices, compared to any other dietary approach. Those who follow this approach are not only intentional about what food they are eating, but typically about the source of that food and its quality as well.

Food is meant to nourish and keep us healthy, and raw veganism helps us learn just how our food can do this in the most optimal of ways. Raw veganism allows us to explore the highest potential of nutrient integrity and density of food, which naturally translates to making the healthiest choicest possible, especially given today’s challenges when it comes to food.

 

Avoid Processed foods: Unlike regular veganism, raw veganism adheres and refers most specifically to whole food and clean eating. A person who is just vegan can easily eat lots of processed and unhealthy foods, but if you are raw vegan, than nearly all, if not all, of the foods you eat will typically be whole, real, unrefined, and unprocessed. All processed foods involve some thermal treatment during their processing, like high-heat cooking, roasting, pasteurization, etc. All of this processing strips the food of so much of its beneficial attributes, while introducing many harmful properties.

 

Offers the Highest Nutrient density: Most plant foods are the highest in nutrients and the lowest in calories. These foods are also the richest in heat-sensitive nutrients, though really all nutrients are impacted by heatin one way or another. This includes carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. (Low heat for short time = least destructive; high heat for long time = most destructive.)

 

Offers a diet Naturally High in fruits and vegetables: Diets high in fruits and vegetables are most beneficial for healing and protecting us from pretty much every diseased condition, including cancers, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, infections, as well as cognitive and age-related degenerative diseases. They also support optimal mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

 

Offers a diet naturally high in fiber: The diets of raw vegans are exceptionally high in fiber, which has numerous health and healing attributes. Fiber provides bulk; this helps to optimize satiety and intestinal health. It keeps our intestines clean by collecting, moving, and removing waste along in a timely manner. This in turn keeps our elimination regular, which is one of the most important detoxification mechanisms of our body. (Those who eat natural, high-fiber diets typically have healthy bowel movements more than once each day.)

 

Offers the most Alkalizing diet: The acid-alkaline balance is one of the most vital components for health and wellbeing, yet it is still one of the least emphasized and appreciated health topics.  our body’s overall biochemistry is slightly alkaline (basic), with reference to the blood. Your blood must stay in a tightly controlled pH range of roughly 7.4 for you to be healthy, and stay alive. Everything that enters the blood influences the blood pH, though our body will do everything in its power to keep that blood pH slightly alkaline.

 

Offers most support for beneficial enzymes: Living bodies and living foods contain enzymes; cells require enzymes to survive and function. Enzymes are biological catalysts, which help to bring about and increase the speed of essential reactions. Even though enzymes are known to withstand the reactions they catalyze, they can become damaged, destroyed, and depleted. Over time, poor diets, which are high in processed and animal food, stress, smoking, and similar negative lifestyle factors catch up to us, and one of the most common results is poor digestion and systemic inflammation. The result is sometimes referred to as enzyme exhaustion, which results in poor health, increased aging and/or decreased longevity.

 

Increases consumption of the optimal form of foods: Everything in our life has an impact on our life energy, it will either enhance, deplete, or provide a neutral effect on it. The same goes for food, which is one of the biggest reasons why those who are spiritually-attuned often turn towards a raw vegan diet, as raw vegan food is “living food” and has the highest potential of life energy. When an animal is killed, its life energy is destroyed, and so eating meat for example by its very nature is eating “dead food”. On the other hand, when plants are picked for food, they are still alive and contain life energy. As they age (in the store or on the counter), or are processed, or cooked, their life energy begins to diminish or becomes destroyed, to the point that any plant food that has been heavily cooked or processed is also considered “dead” food.

 

Avoid problems associated with animal foods: However, as we begin to expand our mind and evolve spiritually, and understand that everything is energy, we begin to understand the immensity of our food choices. It is bad enough that animal flesh and secretions contain the health problems of the animals themselves, mainly associated with their unnatural food, foraging, and lifestyles, but they also contain the the energies of stress, fear, and victimhood. This brings a whole new meaning to the statement “you are what you eat”. However, the brutal treatment and killing of animals, as well as the consumption of flesh has also been linked to more aggressive and violent tendencies.

 

Economical benefits: At first glance, people often rate the raw vegan diet as more expensive. But the question we need to ask ourselves is, compared to what? If comparing it to a diet based on highly processed food, especially refined carbohydrates and fast foods (think Kraft dinner, burgers, fries, soda, and chips), then yes it will be more expensive, but that really isn’t a fair comparison as the other stuff isn’t even real food. On the other hand we compare raw veganism to a whole-food omnivore diet, then it can easily come out cheaper. An average meal can easily be $3 (or less) per adult.

 

What’s Next?

So you thinking about making a change and don’t know where to start?

 

The best and safe way is to start slowly. So you can gradually get your body accustomed. I do not recommend rushing into this because you will deal will body confusion because of not giving your body time to adapt. The first step is detoxing.

The most powerful detox is raw lemon, ginger water it aids with eliminating harmful toxins and boosting immune system This lemon detox drink takes only a few minutes to prepare and you can enjoy it throughout the day. For  more potent, fill a glass jug or a few jars with water the night before & placing it in the fridge. If you find the ginger flavor too strong to your liking. Simply add more water or reduce the ginger amount the next time making it. As for the lemon, add it right before drinking. This way you will get the most out of its health properties. Now how much you squeeze in your water also depends on your taste. Start off eliminating all beverages and only drinking spring water, lemon ginger water or herbal teas. Gradually you will wing off from processed foods, sugary foods, dairy products, and animal products. But only on your time. Listen to your body. Stay consistent

 

Peace & Blessings

Keep Manifesting

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Plants & Herbs 101: Tea Tree, Frankincense

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Scientific Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia

 

Common or Folk name: Tea Tree

 

Plant Family: Myrtaceae

 

Origin & Environment:  Native of Australia.

 

Maximum Size: Tea tree is a small tree, growing to a height of 22 feet.

 

Common Uses: The oil can be used neat on minor wounds and small infections, as well as plantar warts, as well as rubbing it into the scalp to get rid of nits (the eggs of head lice), but for other applications must be diluted in a suitable carrier oil. Wounds and scrapes can be washed out with a mixture to disinfect the area. It also helps to soothe sore muscles and generally fortifies the body.

 

Health Hazzards: Can cause skin irritation and swelling if not properly diluted.

 

Spiritual Ussage: Used for aura cleansing, protection, purification, to open mental channels and mental clarity, unclog upper chakras. Wide application in aromatherapy.

 

 

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Scientific Name:  Boswellia Sacra

 

Common or Folk name: Frankincense

 

Plant Family:  Burseraceae

 

Origin & Environment:  Frankincense is indigenous to Arabia and the Horn of Africa.

 

Maxiumum size: 2 mm diameter and bark with no size limit.

 

Common Uses:  Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain(rheumatism), bursitis, and tendonitis. Other uses include ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain, asthma, hay fever, sore throat, syphilis, painful menstruation, pimples, and cancer. Indian frankincense is also used as a stimulant, to increase urine flow, and for stimulating menstrual flow.

 

Health Hazzards: Can cause skin irritation and swelling if not properly diluted.

 

Spiriutal Ussage: Frankincense was used by the Egyptians to aid the release of the soul from the body in religious rituals. This facilitated the connection with Spirit, and raised the level of consciousness. In the process of release, frankincense brought strength and protection. It was used internally in preparations addressing weakness, both physical and spiritual. It was often combined in a recipe for anointment with cypress and cedar wood. The use of this combination is not specified, but cypress and cedar wood are both oils of preservation and used for transition into the afterlife. We may assume that Frankincense in this formula was for strength and protection. Frankincense was also used in the embalming process.

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.herbsguide.net/tea-tree.html

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-63-indian%20frankincense.aspx?activeingredientid=63&activeingredientname=indian%20frankincense

http://www.redrootmountain.com/frankincense-and-myrrh-part-1-spiritual-and-physical-healing-for-the-holidays/24

 

Peace & Blessings.

Plants & Herbs 101: Sage, Thyme

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Scientific Name: Salvia Officinalis

 

Common or Folk name: Sage

 

Plant Family:  Labiatae

 

Origin & Environment: Native of Spain along the Mediterranean coast.

 

Maximum Size: 1 – 3ft

 

Common Uses:  Sage is used internally to treat indigestion and flatulence. It is also used to reduce excessive lactation in nursing mothers and night sweats (especially in menopause), anxiety, depression, female sterility. It also has supportive properties for the liver and is used to boost the functionality of the liver. Sage is also used for insect bites, throat, mouth, gum and skin infections.

 

Health Hazzards: Sage is LIKELY SAFE in amounts typically used in foods. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth or applied to the skin in medicinal amounts short-term (up to 4 months).

 

 

Spiritual Ussage: Sage is used to promote wisdom and bring in good luck. It builds emotional strength and may help to heal grief. Sage is associated with protection and the granting of wishes.

 

 

 

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Scientific Name: Thymus Vulgaris

 

Common or Folk name:  Thyme

 

Plant Family:  Lamiaceae

 

Origin & Environment:  Thyme is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and cultivated widely.

 

Maximum Size: 25 cm in height.

 

Common Uses:  It is a warming herb that is astringent, aromatic, anti-septic, and anti-fungal. It helps to improve digestion, relax spasms and controls coughing. Thyme can be used for tonsillitis and gum diseases. It is used as a tonic for hair and to help treat dandruff and hair loss.

 

Health Hazzards: 

Thyme may be too strong for many people externally, so caution is advised. Some people have demonstrated sensitivity to the essential oil, so patch tests are appropriate.

The herb is often recommended by herbalists for the aid of children, however, it should not be given to children unless as prescribed by a professional.

Although it is safe to use thyme as a seasoning during pregnancy, high dosages should be avoided since it is a uterine stimulant.

 

Spiritual Ussage: Thyme is bound to Venus and Air.  As with many herbs, it can be burned as a purifier, and inhaling the burning scent is thought to enhance psychic powers and renew energy.  Burn it in the home to banish evil and to purify the home or a specific room.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.herbsguide.net/sage.html

http://www.herbsguide.net/thyme.html

 

 

Plants & Herbs 101: Cinnamon & Rosemary

 

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Scientific Name  Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Common or Folk name:  Cinnamon

Plant Family: Lauracae

Origin & Environment: Cinnamon is found widely in Sri Lanka but grows in Malabar, Cochin-China, Sumatra and in Eastern Islands too. It is cultivated in Brazil, Mauritius, India, Jamaica and in other countries also.

Maximum Size: Cinnamon is an evergreen tree which grows from 20 to 30 feet.

Common Uses: Cinnamon bark is used as a spice. It is employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring material. It is  astringent, stimulant, antiseptic in action. The essential oil of this herb is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and uterine stimulant. It stops vomiting, relieves flatulence and is useful in diarrhea and hemorrhage of the womb. Recent studies suggest that consuming as little as one-half teaspoon of Cinnamon each day may reduce blood sugar and cholesterol level.

  • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Research shows that taking cinnamon bark extract along with acerola fruit concentrate and powdered Spanish needles can reduce hay fever symptoms in people with seasonal allergies.
  • Yeast infection (candidiasis). Early research shows that taking lozenges containing cinnamon bark for one week might improve yeast infections in the mouth, a condition also known as thrush, in some people with HIV.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Early research shows that consuming a formula containing cinnamon bark, bilberry, slippery elm bark, and agrimony twice daily for 3 weeks can increase bowel movements and reduce stomach pain, bloating and straining in people with IBS.
  • Mouth sores from dentures. Early research shows that rinsing the mouth with 10 mL of mouthwash containing cinnamon bark leaf oil helps prevent mouth sores in some people with dentures.
  • Premature ejaculation. Some research show at applying a specific cream containing cinnamon bark and many other ingredients might prevent premature ejaculation.

 

Health Hazards: Undiluted oil is UNSAFE to take by mouth.

Spiritual Usage: Cinnamon is a symbol of sovereignty and respect and was a prestigious gift to Gods and Monarchs in the history. Called as Darusita or Tvak in Ayurveda, Cinnamon has a long history in Ayurvedic medicine for treating malaria, diabetes, menopausal problems, headache, bad breath, digestive disorders, impotence, anemia, sinus congestion, dyspepsia, blood circulation, scabies, intestinal infections and gynecological problems (used even as a natural birth-control aid).

 

 

 

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Scientific Name:  Rosmarinus Officinalis

Common or Folk name: Rosemary

Plant Family:  Labiatae

Origin & Environment:  Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated widely elsewhere.

Maximum Size: 4-6 ft

Common Uses: It is used for headaches, as well as for nervous complaints. Rosemary is used widely in Mediterranean cooking, sausages, stuffing, soups and stews and to make tea. The flowers can also be added to salads. Rosemary is an effective treatment against scurf and dandruff. It can also be used in mouth rinses and gargles; and is applied topically to stimulate circulation

  • Hair loss. Early evidence shows that applying rosemary oil with lavender, thyme, and cedarwood oils to the scalp improves hair growth.
  • Stress. Early evidence about the effects of rosemary aromatherapy for anxiety and stress is unclear. Some evidence suggests that rosemary and lavender oil may reduce pulse rates, but not blood pressure, in people taking tests. Other research found that applying rosemary oil to the wrist increased feelings of anxiety and tension during testing.
  • Arthritis.
  • Gas (flatulence).
  • Indigestion.
  • Increasing menstrual flow.
  • Gout.
  • Cough.
  • Headache.
  • Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Toothache.
  • Eczema.

Health Hazards: Undiluted oil is UNSAFE to take by mouth. Taking large amounts of rosemary can cause vomiting, uterine bleeding, kidney irritation, increased sun sensitivity, skin redness, and allergic reactions.

Spiritual Ussage: For Protection, Purification, Exorcism, Love Spell, good memory, mental clarity,  longevity, ease departed, and to ensure a happy marriage

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.herbsguide.net/cinnamon.html

http://www.herbsguide.net/rosemary.html

www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-330-cinnamon

https://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2012/09/herbal-magic-of-rosemary.html

 

Peace & Blessings! Stay In Tune for Next Week!