“What was I going to do?”
Continued From Part 1 …
4. For the past week I’ve been enjoying a boxed gluten-free, corn, breakfast cereal. However, it has 240mg of sodium in 1 cup. And its freshness is preserved with BHT [Butylated hydroxytolune]. I’m going for less salt, sugar, fat, and chemicals. So I’m going to finish that box and go back to eating my energizing raw oatmeal for breakfast: 1 cup of old-fashioned oats; 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, 1 tablespoon raw sunflower seeds; a handful raw almonds; 4 chopped dates. Mix and soak with Soy Dream Classic Vanilla Soy beverage [my favorite], or pineapple juice. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning I add grapes, apple chunks, sliced banana, or pineapple chunks. This is so tasty, energizing, and strengthening!
5. Yesterday I went to Whole Foods Market and got some VegLife Vegan B-Complex tablets. After lunch I took 1 tablet. Up to lunch time I was exhausted and didn’t feel like doing anything but sitting and watching TV. Within minutes of taking that one tablet, I felt my mind clear and my energy improve. I was ready to cook and do all kinds of things! For real. B vitamins help nourish the nerves and help the body make energy.
6. For a quick burst of energy in the morning a cool/cold shower works well. I start off with warm water, then slowly turn it cooler and cooler. It increases the blood flow [circulation], energizes my mind and body without negative side effects, strengthens the immune system so I don’t get sick as easily, and makes my leg muscles more flexible. Awesome!
7. And last, but never the least – I’m determined to exercise regularly for 30 minutes. There is no way my body can fight fatigue and weakness without me exercising regularly. No pill can do what I can do [and you too]. This week I’m enjoying stretches [feel wonderful], squats, marching in place, and side-to-side stepping. After I post this blog, I’ll go outside and walk, with my walker, up and down the driveway. Exercise increases energy, oxygen in the blood, waste removal, strength, flexibility, and joy.
*I also keep my iron up by taking 1 tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses and eating some beets with dinner. Low iron will make me feel tired, because the blood can’t carry enough oxygen.
*And I take the flaxseed oil. The brain needs those essential fatty acids [EFAs] every day to function well.
*An energy smoothie: blue berries, strawberries, peaches.
Well, that’s all for now. Thank you all for helping me get back on track. And I hope something here helps you too. Take good care. See you next time.
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