Staying healthy in our crazy world

   In a world of crazy it is hard sometimes to remember to care for ourselves.  We come down with colds, flu, or worse cancer.  A cancer diagnosis is something no one wants to get and is life changing.   There are so many types these days and so many treatments how does one determine what to do?  When do we look past normal cold and flu symptoms or daily stress and tiredness symptoms and get checked for something worse?  I think this is when it will pay off to know your body.  To know your body one needs to slow down, eat healthy and turn off things such as excess stress.

    We need to remember our lives are what we want and not what anyone else wants.  We need to take control of our paths.  Life isn’t about keeping up with the neighbors, social media or instant gratification or material things.  Life is about family, friends, health and happiness.  Standing up for what you believe in and living the life you want is key.  

    Instead of waiting for the inevitable sickness try to look forward to changing aspects of your life.  Eat fruit everyday, eat veggies everyday and have a balanced lifestyle.  Even with that there is always the chance something will sneak up on you and in the end you are battling for your life.  When this happens stress levels go up and your immunity goes down.  Everyone wants to help but they all have their own idea of what you need.  Only you can make the decision on your next move.  Do your research and decide what works for you.  Make your intentions known and stick to your values.

    Some things to remember though if you are struck with a bad diagnosis of any kind.  Fruits, veggies and herbs do work well with modern treatments to help get you through.  Pineapple should be a first and foremost go to. An organic pineapple can boost the immune system, help with swelling, bloating among a list of other great things.  Pineapple has nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene,  thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.  Bromelain is a great anti-inflammatory.  Pineapple has been shown in research to fight colds, flus, improve digestion, help respiratory and heart conditions and not only prevent cancer but help cure it as well.  So, why not put a little fresh organic pineapple in your life when they are in season.  But this little gem isn’t the only one we need in our lives.  Berries, oranges, lemons, apples, bananas and all fruits are gems that our bodies need.  With them we can fight infections, detoxify our livers, control our diabetes, and live happier because we will be healthier.  Veggies are also a great thing that will bring a wealth of nutrients, potassium and just what our body needs.  To incorporate veggies into your meals start easy and do raw or lightly cooked when you can.  And herbs are are nature’s gift to our health and happiness.  Ginger root steeped in hot water with some honey added will help keep colds and flus away and lessen the symptoms when we get them.  Elderberries is like taking a nice vitamin boost shot each day.  Make it into a nice syrup/juice and take a spoonful a day.  Comfrey is great made into a poultice to help with skin abrasions.  

I guess what I am trying to share with this writing today is don’t discount what mother nature has to offer.  When you know someone going through an illness take them organic fruit, veggies and herbs instead of cupcakes, cookies and processed chemical concoctions that are listed as food but isn’t really food.  Provide them with fresh organic produce that can help them fight what they are going through.  Research does prove these things work and overall they are cheaper than processed stuff.  I say that because once you start a lifestyle of fresh foods you will find you aren’t as hungry, you don’t eat as much and you put out less for medicines.  I haven’t bought a cough syrup or expectorant in over 5 years because I know what ginger, honey and elderberries can do for me.  Organic is key to keep the chemicals out of your life.  

Bright Blessings

Ruby DragonLily 

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