I just love this! Why don’t you give it a try? πŸ™‚

Things My Belly Likes

Not content with being the star of salads and every vegan’s go-to food, avocados have been making a bit of a splash on the dessert scene lately.

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Apple Cider Vinegar! Tea with my honey :)

Another one of nature’s amazing remedies – Apple Cider Vinegar! It is known for it’s healing powers and it’s contribution to a healthy functioning body. My husband and I decided to incorporate my latest creation into our morning routine – the Apple Cider Vinegar tea with Lemon and Honey.

1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Lemon juice
2 tsp Apple Cider vinegar
in a cup of hot water

Sometimes I spice it up with a little cinnamon, ginger, or some orange or apple juice. It’s a hearty and warm start to the day. Ginger is highly recommended if you have arthritis.

Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is what you should be looking for. High quality Apple Cider Vinegar is said to aid weight loss, improve the immune system and is even reported to treat Diabetes and Arthritis. Drinking this tea regularly can also help to clear out the skin and give you a nicer complexion.

It’s been 5 days since we switched from morning coffee to our new ACV tea routine and there have been no complaints so far. Neither from me nor my honey πŸ™‚

My visit to Nature’s Pharmacy. And I’m here to stay :)

As if it’s not enough that I’m borderline Diabetic, last week I had even more of a scare with the onset of what seems to be High Blood Pressure and Rheumatoid Arthritis – a case of your own immune system attacking itself therefore leading to inflamed and swollen joints. Over the last couple of years I began to notice pain in my joints after any form of rigorous or long-term activity. Also while making soap and cosmetics as I love to do, I’d realize sometimes that it was more difficult lifting things, pouring, and stirring. I’d feel a jab in my little finger but then I’d just ignore it and move on. The blood pressure thing also seemed to be linked to my Diabetes. Last week I simply broke down. I will spare you the gory details but let’s just say my body gave in. It was Thursday, I was having a really bad day all in all. I had a puncture on my way into Accra, I was feeling anxious and irritable, then on my way out I decided to stop at the Accra Mall for some fresh yoghurt. I went in, and came out to find that some Gambian tourists had just backed into my car with their Toyota Tundra, damaging the front of mine. That’s when I just broke down and started crying. Looking back now, I feel so sorry for those tourists they had only been the last straw that broke the camel’s back πŸ™‚ By the time I got home I was feeling my throat swelling, stiffness in my neck, difficulty eating or swallowing.. I was having an oral/upper respiratory infection and it was all in my head, scaring the Sh*t out of me. I Googled a bit, worried some more, then I just fell flat on my bed looking up. All of a sudden, I remembered a package that had been given to me by my best friend’s mother.

Auntie Rose, my best friend Tina’s mother whom I refer to as ‘Auntie’, happens to be a nature lover like myself. She had recently given me a book written by a Ghanaian naturalistic doctor. The book covered one major cure that seemed to work for many diseases and conditions: GARLIC. Auntie Rose had also given me some activated Charcoal as well as some ‘Clay’. I’ll be writing more about these later however, today I’d like to focus on the garlic which is what I believed saved me during last week’s crisis.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic and has been used since ancient days to treat and cure many ailments. Obviously it’s cheap and not as good a business as the pharmaceutical industry therefore no doctor who wants to keep living in his mansion and driving his Porsche will ever tell you about this. Garlic treats and cures diseases including Cancer, you better believe this! There are herbs, roots, and clays that compliment this but I will tell you now – everything you need to keep you strong and healthy is around you. It’s in Nature. Sometimes nature calls out to us but we choose to ignore her and it’s such a shame.

On Friday of last week I began my ‘garlic therapy’. I started by chewing 3 to 4 cloves a day for the first 3 days. By day 4 I was doing 2 cloves in the morning, 2 cloves in the afternoon, and 2 at night. I re-enforced this therapy by drinking herbal tinctures (African Bitter Leaf) and also using a clay poultice around my neck and chest area. I began to feel results almost immediately! By the 2nd day I could eat and actually taste what I was eating. All the patches in my mouth have disappeared and the lymph node swelling and my oral/upper respiratory infection are almost completely gone. I can actually feel my body fighting for survival.

Note that to get the best results you must follow up with a good DIET. I am now eating mostly raw foods including vegetables, fruits and absolutely NO MEAT. I’ve had chicken breast in-between but very little. More smoked fish in place of meat would be my dietary advice to you. Herbs like Dandelion have also proved invaluable. Apple Cider Vinegar and pure honey are two other amazing natural remedies recommended not only for Arthritis but for many other ailments. I will blog more about them later, as I only started incorporating these into my regime 2 days ago. For now I’m taking time out to nurse myself back to health, and I will try to post updates about how things are going, especially for those of you who are in a similar boat as me. I’m just SO glad I decided to come into nature’s pharmacy, and now I KNOW I’m here to stay πŸ™‚