Unpopular Opinion: Coffee is not good for you

Coffee is not good for you. It contains poison and is stimulating to the body. Many people have made it a habit to go and buy coffee in the morning to help them “wake up” when, in reality, it doesn’t do that (guilty!). Coffee is a hurtful indulgence. It temporarily excites the mind to unwanted action, but the after effect is exhaustion, prostration, paralysis of the mental, moral, and physical powers. The mind becomes enervated, and unless through determined effort the habit is overcome, the activity of the brain is permanently lessened. All these nerve irritants are wearing away the life forces, and the restlessness caused by shattered nerves, the impatience, the mental feebleness, become a warring element, antagonizing to spiritual progress. The money expended for tea and coffee is worse than wasted. They do the user only harm, and that continually. Those who use tea, coffee, opium, and alcohol, may sometimes live to an old age, but this fact is no argument in favor of the use of these stimulants. What these persons might have accomplished, but failed to do because of their intemperate habits, Through the use of stimulants, the whole system suffers. The nerves are unbalanced, the liver is morbid in its action, the quality and circulation of the blood are affected, and the skin becomes inactive and sallow. The mind, too, is injured. The immediate influence of these stimulants is to excite the brain to undue activity, only to leave it weaker and less capable of exertion. The after effect is prostration, not only mental and physical, but moral. As a result we see nervous men and women, of unsound judgment and unbalanced mind. They often manifest a hasty, impatient, accusing spirit, viewing the faults of others as through a magnifying glass, and utterly unable to discern their own defects. {CD 422.3} 

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For those who drink coffee often, it may not be easy to get out of the habit, but it is also not impossible. Try replacing those stimulants with other drinks. Try and wake up earlier and make smoothies or you can make them the night before. You can throw in different fruits and vegetables that are good for energy boosts such as bananas, apple, papaya, and more. Also, I wrote a blog on juicing recipes that helps boost energy (https://heyitsrose.org/2020/06/21/juicing-recipes-for-fatigue/ , Check it out!


Hypertension (differences between primary and secondary, Signs and symptoms and more

High Blood pressure is a “silent killer.” Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Many people may have high blood pressure and not even know it, which is why it is called the silent killer. High blood pressure, if left uncontrolled, will cause damage to the body. It can damage the brain, eyes, cardiovascular system, and kidney.

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Hypertension can be due to primary or secondary causes. Primary hypertension is from unknown causes, and secondary hypertension may be due to diet, obesity, too much alcohol intake, renal disease, sleep apnea, and some medications.
The risk factors of hypertension are excess sodium, smoking, obesity, diet, genetic, vitamin D deficiency, and more.

High blood pressure signs and symptoms are fatigue, dizziness, severe headache, chest pain, nose bleeds, and more. The signs and symptoms of hypertension do not always show, so it is vital to get yearly check-ups.

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Natural medication from the book –Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Harold M. Cherne, M.D: Drink Distilled water. Eat a high fiber diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grain. The D.A.S.H ( diet approaches to stop hypertension) diet is helpful for hypertension. Raw garlic is a vasodilator and normalizes blood pressure. Broccoli and carrots are also an excellent way to lower blood pressure. Again, Limiting sodium intake, quit smoking, reduce stress, give up alcohol, and exercise are a few lifestyle changes that will help control hypertension. Always consult your doctor and dietician when it comes to managing your blood pressure.

Words of encouragement:

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Isaiah 41:10– Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God; I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Book: Messages to Young People:
Let no one say, I cannot remedy my defects of character. If you come to this decision, you will certainly fail of obtaining everlasting life. The impossibility lies in your own will. If you will not, then you cannot overcome. The real difficulty arises from the corruption of an unsanctified heart, and an unwillingness to submit to the control of God. {MYP 99.2}


Juicing Recipes for Fatigue

If you are looking for a healthy substitute for coffee, then keep reading! I wanted to share with you all three of my favorite juicing recipes for fatigue. What you need for juicing is a juicer machine, or you can use a blender and then take out the extra products from the juice. It is also helpful to avoid certain drinks, such as coffee and alcohol.

  1. Kale White Grapes Applemint
    Apple mint helps with boosting energy and also aids in digestion.
    What you will need is Kale, white grapes and applemint

2. Apple Fresh.
what you will need is apple, pears, gingerroot ( a piece), grapes, and, ground cinnamon

3. You can also try Brocco-Carrot.
what you will need is spear broccoli, carrots, and an apple

There are so many other juicing recipes. I will leave the link for the book down below.


Constipation: Natural Remedies

I wanted to do another blog on natural medicine. I spoke about the book, Natural Medicine Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrel and Dr. Harold M. Cherne in my previous blog post on Irregular periods. This time I wanted to write about something that is also common, and that is constipation. I will also share my thoughts and some of the remedies that are in the book.

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Constipation is common, and a lot of people struggle with managing it. There are different reasons why a person may be constipated. It can be due to dehydration, diet, old age, too much fiber, certain medications, not enough movement, and so many other reasons. Constipation can become chronic and may even cause some people to have hemorrhoids, which can be very painful for them.

Below are the symptoms, causes, and natural remedies, which you can also find in the book I mentioned earlier.

Symptoms: Stools are hard, dry, and infrequent. It is difficult to have a bowel movement. Other symptoms may include abdominal discomfort, lack of energy, dull headache, poor appetite, and low back pain.

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Some Causes: The bowels should move daily, ideally, after each meal. When this does not happen, waste material moves too slowly through the large intestine. Elimination becomes painful, and the system reabsorbs toxins. Placing an overload on the liver and kidneys. All waste in the body should be expelled within 18-24 hours. Constipation tends to be common during pregnancy.
Older people often have constipation because they are not drinking enough water: Alternative diarrhea and constipation may point to irritable bowel syndrome.

Natural Remedies:

  • Include enough fiber in your diet each day; drink enough water. Get enough exercise, especially outdoors, so you can get enough fresh air. Avoid poisonous substances and emotional tension. Relax. Be thankful to God for your blessings, and take time to be a blessing to others.
  • Also, when you take in your fiber, make sure you drink plenty of water as well, too much fiber and very little water can cause constipation-have a right balance with both fiber and water to match.
  • As soon as you awake, start drinking warm water, a little at a time. By the time you are ready for breakfast, you should have taken at least a quart. Faithfully follow this regime, and you will develop regularity in your morning bowel movement.
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  • Eat prunes or figs, Drink Prune Juice. Flaxseed meal is helpful. Both will soften your stools.
    Beta carotene or carrot juice will maintain the health of the intestinal lining. Acidophilus will keep the large bowels healthy.
  • For quick relief, drink a large glass of water every 30 minutes until you have a bowel movement.
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What to avoid:

  • avoid concentrated foods, such as meats, sugar, and cheese.
  • Iron supplements cause constipation as well as pain killer medications.
  • Dairy foods, soft drinks,white flour, alcohol, and sugary foods can also cause constipation.

Natural Remedies by Vance Ferrell and Harold M Cherne, M.D :Irregular Periods

I’m from the Caribbean, and one thing that I love about us is that we love our natural remedy medicines. One of my favorite books for a while now is Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Harold M Cherne, M.D. In the book, you will find natural medicines, and they are straightforward and practical, and the book has over 730 diseases with natural remedies and encouraging words.

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To give you an idea of why I love this book, I chose a subject that I know many of us women might be facing, and that is- irregular periods.

What Is an Irregular Period and How Many Days Are Normal?

There are many reasons why some of us may have irregular periods. It can be due to imbalance hormones, birth control, pregnancy, uterine fibroids, etc. The best way to figure out why your period is irregular is to make an appointment and see your doctor.

In the book, you will find a few natural remedies for dealing with irregular periods, and I will share some of them on this blog post straight from the book! Also, I will post a link if you would like to order the book for yourself or someone else as a gift.

Irregular Period: Causes & Symptoms | Kotex MY

Irregular menstruation menometrorrhagia

SYMPTOMS: A menstrual cycle that has wide variations in the length of time between periods.

CAUSES: Although the average menstrual Cycle lasts 28 days, they may occur as often as every 24 days or as infrequently as every 34 days. After puberty, most women develop a regular cycle; but, for some, they remain irregular. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts 2-4 days, with average length being 5 days. Wide variety are common at puberty, the first few months after childbirth, and as menopause approaches.

Like I mentioned earlier-the variations are usually the result of temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, depression, severe chronic illness, excessive exercise, and extreme weight loss ( or gain). Other possible causes include disorders of the ovaries or uterus (especially polycystic ovary syndrome), in which there is an imbalance of the sex hormones. Or it might be endometriosis, in which fragments of the tissue that normally lines the uterus are displaced and attached to other pelvic organs. Another cause is an unsuspected pregnancy. A single, late, heavy period may be due to a miscarriage.

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  • Raw beets, beets juice or beet powder is very helpful in regulating all menstrual problems. I also wanted to add that beets juice is good for a variety of things, it can be use for an energy boost, digestive health and so much more.
  • Diets that cause extreme weight loss can disrupt periods, as can hypoglycemia, nutritional anemia, iodine deficiency, and hypothyroidism.
  • Dong Quai (1/2 tsp. of tincture or 2 capsules, 3 times daily), taken during the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, helps regulate hormonal production, particularly estrogen. Do not take during menstruation or pregnancy, because it can stimulate bleeding.
  • gently simmer 1 tbsp. Elecampane root 10 minutes in a pint of water. Let cool, strain, drink 1-2 tbsp. several times daily.
  • to promote delayed menstruation, drink angelica root tea several times a day. Bruise 2 tsp. of root, simmer in 2 cups boiling water for 15 minutes, strain.
  • Evening primrose balances the hormonal system. An infusion of parsley fruit stimulates and regulates menstruation.
  • an infusion of mugwort flowers or root helps regulate menstruation.
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  • alternating hot and cold sitz baths stimulate pelvic circulation
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There are more natural remedies listed in the book. I would highly recommend to read about all of the remedies. Click on the links below to order yours!

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How to come out of this Pandemic a “better” person

This pandemic situation has impacted all of us. The world is on hold, and most of us are stuck at home. But instead of wasting time on Netflix or scrolling through social media, it may be an excellent time to make use of our time. Here are a few ways we can come out of … Continue reading “How to come out of this Pandemic a “better” person”

This pandemic situation has impacted all of us. The world is on hold, and most of us are stuck at home. But instead of wasting time on Netflix or scrolling through social media, it may be an excellent time to make use of our time. Here are a few ways we can come out of quarantine a better person.

  • Spend time with God. Spending time with God is the best and most important thing you can do. Whether you need wisdom or strength for the day, spending time in prayer is where you can ask God for anything. Even if it is as simple as asking God to help you through each day. Matthew 7:7.
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  • Learn how to cook/bake. You can change your recipes around, cook, and bake something that you have never tried before. Or, if you do not know how to cook, this is the time to learn.
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  • Read a book. If you have a weak area in your life, whether it is learning how to save money, investing money, natural medicine remedies, or whatever you need to strengthen in your life, there is a book out there to learn about it.
  • For those who have businesses, this is a great time to get new clients and grow your business
  • Spring cleaning. Take time and organize your home, change things around or throw things out that you do not need or use to make room for new things. 
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  • Take care of your mind and body. The health of the brain is dependent upon the health of the body. Once things start to open back up, we will be back to hustling and back to our busy schedules. 
  • Don’t forget to work out!! It is not too late to work on your summer body. And working out is good for the mind and body.
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  • There are so many more ideas! If you guys have any other ideas for ways to be better after this quarantine, please feel free to comment below. Love you all :).

Also, below is the link to my favorite product down below. I purchased my AirPods a few months ago, and it’s one of my fave purchases. Also, my favorite apple watch series 5 different color wrist bands Click on the link below if you would like to purchase one for yourself (or as a gift) on amazon. 

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