Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Just Berry Schizandra....

A new addition to my herb list: The schizandra berry!

Used for thousands of years in China, this berry is known as an adaptogen.

What is an adaptogen?? It redirects the body from an extreme state to a balanced state. That is why if you're feeling either sluggish or too hyped up, schizandra can help to wake you up or calm you down.

"It has remained one of the most popular adaptogenic herbs in China, where it is taken to promote mental function, strengthen the sex organs, and beautify the skin, according to Off the Shelf Natural Health by Mark Mayell."

You can order dried berries online or find them in health food stores.

G-d bless!!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

White Rice Blues

I didn't want to believe it, but it seems to be true.

When I eat white rice, the next day I have pain in knee joints.

Ok, cut out the bread and now cut out the rice?!

I seriously need to change my staple.

Quinoa is an option. Millet is not so appealing to me. Brown rice is also an option.

Soaking quinoa and brown rice shouldn't be a drag. This is what people use to do in 'dem old days. Today, it seems like such a burden to think ahead to soak the grains to remove phytic acid. (which otherwise can carry away minerals like calcium)

I don't need to panic. I just need to keep it simple and let things flow.

This is the key.

I want to try 2 weeks of no white rice.

To increase herbal tea of Horsetail/(equisetum arvense), which contain silica. It's known to repair bony tissues and help form stronger bones and tendons.  Eat more oatmeal and hunt around for some oat straw/avena sativa which is known to be calcium rich. Oatmeal and almonds make a powerful punch! Definitely incorporate more fish and more greens into my week's diet.

 Bones love exercise. So, I'm going to make it my biz to walk more-during the hours before and after 11am- 2pm. Y'know gotta get  some o' that vitamin D on my side!!

And then see how I feel...

The challenge is on...

G-d bless!!

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