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Power

We all need to take back our Power!

Responsibility of any sort should start with being responsible for our own health and wellbeing.

We have created a culture whereby we look for someone else to fix things…we go to the doctor and want him to fix us. How often do you hear people say ‘my doctor’s trying this’. Instead of ‘I’m making changes to my daily life because my body was telling me I needed to’.

Our bodies talk to us all the time, daily, in a million different ways. There was an ad years ago for headache tablets that said ‘pain is nature’s warning’ unfortunately it followed with ‘if pain persists see your doctor’. ‘Your’ doctor. We’ve created a system where we’re so dependent on the ‘health’ system telling us what we need that we’ve got a personal relationship with the local GP ….or in some cases it’s ‘my specialist said…’

There is a time for going to the doctors, but instead of it being for the 10% of times that we need trained help, we’ve let it become 90% of the time we feel anything is not right in our bodies but we want somebody else to fix our lifestyle mistakes.

We need to truly listen to our bodies and make the changes they suggest. Learn the language your body speaks. Use movement to find your body’s way to be the most optimal it can be. There are so many small things we can tweak in our lives with natural systems ourselves. Be aware. Listen. Be empowered and take your power back.

 

Photo by Shauna Eldridge
Photo by Shauna Eldridge

Harvest

It’s that wonderful time of Summer when you suddenly find you have a glut of some fruits and vegetables – all ripening at once and needing preserving, giving away, or leaving to rot. Obviously I’m not a big fan of leaving anything to rot. I figure by the time I’ve shared the harvest with the birds and insects then I should do all I can to retain the rest for human consumption.

Today it was lemons. I hand juiced over 50 of them, put them into ziplock bags and froze them. I grated some of the rind and did the same thing – pretty sure I’ve done that before and it’s still been ok for muffins etc later on. It was worth a try anyway. The juice is very versatile. I drink the juice of one lemon every morning in warm water, and the juice of two lemons is needed in my very yummy and  popular Raw Vegan Berry ‘Cheesecake’, as well as numerous other recipes!

lemons

Next on the agenda is zucchinis, I have 4 already sitting looking at me on the bench. I love that you can use them in sweet or savoury dishes and both Raw and Paleo (my two ways of eating!).  With the temperature tipping to be over 40C for most of the next month I think my emphasis might be on Raw!