Sunday, April 19, 2020

Pandemics and Animal Agriculture

I’ve never been one to go along with the masses & at 11 years old, I didn’t like the texture or taste of eating animals so I became a vegetarian. It was about health for me.  

As I, a 25 year vegetarian/vegan, sit in my house quarantined with my 2 year old who was suppose to start pre school, I watch the world point fingers with blaming President Trump, hating China & people bashing other people for not staying at home. People are hoarding toilet paper, cleaning products, meats and junk food. There are people protesting, people losing their ability to support their family and people getting sick all because of a pandemic. 

The thing I don’t see people taking responsibility for is their contribution to how a pandemic even comes to be.  If people didn’t eat animals most pandemics wouldn’t exist. It’s not something that you can debate about. It’s a fact. Each pandemic above originated because people eat animals. 

Instead of using this pandemic to see the errors in our ways people do everything but & create blame & hate for any reason because they’re afraid of dying, losing family & friends, losing their jobs but all of this wouldn’t exist if they didn’t eat animals. If you remove eating animals and animal agriculture from this world, pandemics wouldn’t exist along with 82% of the pollutants that are destroying the environment & more than 50% of diseases wouldn’t exist either.  

The burden placed on the medical industry, financial industry, the environment and the general good and health of people all stem from one single thing, the fact that people eat animals. 

Why aren’t we taking this time to figure out how we as individuals can stop the cause of these things in the first place.  We shouldn’t chastise others when it’s a time to become enlightened, grow & change. 

I didn’t contribute to this happening but I’m using this time to see how I can further contribute good in the world. I preach accountability to see change. I know my opinions aren’t popular but I’m not living my life to be popular, I’m living it to help create health & well being in a world so selfish it would rather point their finger at anyone or die than change. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Immunity Booster and Holistic Cold remedy

To boost my immunity or fight a cold, I eat and drink specific things so my body has a chance to defend itself! 

1. Orange Juice: 

Immunity Booster: Adding High levels of vitamin c to my nutrition boosts the bodies ability to fight free radicals

Holistic Cold Remedy: Drink 32 ounces of Orange Juice daily 

2. Probiotic: 

Immunity Booster: Digestive health is imperative to the bodies ability to fight disease. Adding additional Probiotic supports & aids in digestive health. 

Holistic Cold Remedy: Drink 16 - 24 ounces of a non dairy probiotic daily

3. Nutrient Rich Juice: 

Immunity Booster: Increasing fast digesting & easily useable nutrition feeds the body what it needs to properly function, defend illness & maintain good health. 

Holistic Cold Remedy: Drink 16-24 oz of cold pressed juice. (Greens and Fruit based)

4. Spices & Herbs (Cold/Flu Herbal Tea): 

Immunity Booster: add Echinacea, Holy Basil, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Ginger and Star Anise to your cooking or drink in a tea.

Holistic Cold Remedy: Combine all spices to make a tea & Drink 64oz daily

5. Antioxidant & Nutrient Rich Foods: 

Immunity Booster: Foods rich in antioxidants help protect the body from disease and support every bodily system. 

Holistic Cold Remedy: Eat citrus, berries, &
dishes spiced with Habanero or Cayenne to help push out the cold

6. Water: 

Immunity Booster: drinking more water keeps the body hydrated & will help to flush out toxins more frequently and faster! 

Holistic Cold Remedy: Drink a minimum of 64-80 ounces of water while fighting a cold

7. Steam Shower/Bath: 

Immunity Booster: The more we continue to push toxins out the stronger our defense can be. 

Holistic Cold Remedy: steam up your bathroom or take a hot bath with a towel around your neck & rub eucalyptus oil on your chest & sweat for 10-15 minutes twice a day

Using #holistic #nutrition to boost your immunity you are less likely to get sick in the presence of free radicals, bacteria and airborne disease.  If you catch a bug & up your intake of each part of this Immunity Booster & are consistent daily, you can fight off a cold within days! This is how food and lifestyle can truly be your medicine! 

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Parents, it’s your time to shine

Parents. I mean me! Now is your time to shine! 

Yesterday I realized the tole this isolation is having on my 2 year olds emotions. When I’m frustrated and at a loss for a creative activity, she thinks I’m mad at her. Mad. At. Her. A 2 year old. She’s internalizing what’s going on as something she did wrong. If that tells me anything it’s that I need to put on a happy face no matter what I’m going through. Why?  What about my feelings. Who cares about me to be honest, I’m an adult and I realize that this experience can be a mind fuck or I can do what I’m suppose to do as a parent and selflessly put me aside completely.  

There are specific moments I remember from my childhood that shaped me for life and this experience will shape part of your child’s psyche for life. Now is your time to shine and dig deep.  It’s not hard, it’s challenging and your goal is to keep your cool and use humor and creativity to show your child that it’s easy to make the best of things when you’re together. Show them that sitting and listening to music and singing and dancing and making faces does make being stuck in the house better. Take away the iPad and engage. Get on their level. 

I keep hearing about the children’s resistance to school and only wanting to sit and stare at tv.  Many of you didn’t stay at home with your children when they were young and now is your chance. All those people fighting for longer maternity leave now you have it. You have the gift of time with your child. You can complain that it’s hard or you can use this time to shine in the eyes of your child and let them be the center of your world with your full attention. We all have moments where we need to get that email out and our kid is jumping on our lap or tugging at our shirt wanting our attention and now is the time to give it to them. Put the email aside and plan a time when your child won’t need you to do it. Set up an art project and as it starts send an email. Work around your child’s needs and now you’re given the luxury of time. 

I have to spread out our day over 15 hours because that’s my daughters typical awake span. I know from 5:30 am - 8pm my priority is  to make the best of this for her. I know I won’t be perfect and I’ll have my moments but knowing that my child is internalizing this and could think this is her fault, makes it all that more important that I work harder to make her feel special, amused, busy, engaged and productive instead of like a burden adding
to the stress of this situation because they aren’t. 

Children are the most wonderful part of life. First you have your childhood which you cherish the wonderful memories of and then if you’re lucky you get to give someone theirs. This is your baby’s childhood and they’re the most wonderful part of your life and now is your time to shine. For them. For you. Be silly. Be positive. Smile. Give extra love and keep your stress and complaints to yourself. Shine!