Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Endometriosis is a widely misunderstood condition. It's normal for women like us, to suffer in silence. Many celebraties battles go unnoticed. Some of these women include:
Chrisette Michele, singer and song writer
Tia Mowry, actress
Lena Dunham, actress, writer, producer
Susan Surandon, actress
Jillian Michaels, health coach, personal trainer
Padma Lakshmi, food critic, author, actress
Jilianne Hough, actress
Whoopi Goldberg, actress, host
Karen Duffy, model
Dolly Parton, actress, singer
Hillary Clinton, former First Lady
Stephanie St. James, actress
Toni Braxton, singer, song writer
Celine Dion, singer
Marilyn Monroe, singer
Monday, November 2, 2015
Endometriosis doesn't get much public recognition. However, more research has surfaced over the last few years. There is even an upcoming documentary being released soon. It's tilted, "Endo-what?". Check out the preview: http://youtu.be/dq03TyziL58. The release date is still unknown.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I read about aminos as an alternative. Even braggs organic aminos contain soy. I was shocked by this. I no longer have to skip over quick recipes that call for soy sauce. I read about it a while ago. I've never seen this new item in stores. I was surprised with this by someone close. Who knows my obsession with veggie fried rice. I was so excited! Coconut aminos contain less sodium than low sodium soy sauce. It has its own unique flavor. I recommend this to anyone who has a soy allergy.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The very first music video for endometriosis has been released! Written by the actress who starred in it. She was once told that she would never be an actress. Due to her appearance. Which is caused by her condition. Initially I was shocked, having seen this video months ago. I was confused and had no idea it was inspired by her struggles with endometriosis. It's difficult to perceive it that way because of how the video was directed. However, I understand it and respect it. You all know how I feel about our "endo bellies". I empathize with her, because I was teased a child by crazy adults. Even if I was slim, I always had a chubby face and a fat belly. Due to the endo. It's kind of silly for people,to bring up others peoples appearance if it isn't a compliment. I can relate to this day. Now I realize the people who make those comments are battling their own issues. They intentionally make people feel bad, because of whatever issues their battling. Check out her video here:http://youtu.be/qUQV7uS0BtM
Friday, September 25, 2015
My coping mechanisms have evolved over time. In the beginning, I'd wonder why me? Why now? Continuously wondering what it would be like if I wasn't faced with these health challenges. Overtime I realized that even if I didn't have endometriosis. That life would still have its challenges. I also needed to remind myself of my goals and how blessed I am to still be able to attain them.
In order to gain some content, I have to be careful what I consume. Not only when it pertains to food, but the music I listen too. The shows I watch, the books I read. Everything has a purpose. I had to realign. Rediscovring the healing power of music. While beginning to notice how the music in our society doesn't have a place for queens. Only "bad bitches". I began to listen to uplifting music for my spirit. Songs that make you feel whole. A band-aid for my soul... My favorite artist is Erykah Badu. The creator of neo-soul. A fusion of r&b, jazz, and the blues. Most people only know her by, "Tyrone". Yet "on and on", "Ye-ye, "didn't chat know", "apple tree", spoke to me in profound ways. She hypnotizes you by singing sweetly to your soul. Incorporating tuning forks, pianos, and percussions into her songs. Badu is a known healer, who studied both the arts and alternative medicine. No wonder her music makes me feel so good. She will indefinitely be in my top favorite artists.
Friday, September 18, 2015
I thought I'd never be able to eat a burger again. Once I gave up meat for good. These were bought for me by one of the few people who genuinely cares about my dietary needs and medical condition. They are by a brand called Sunshine. A plant based burger. I have prepared them on the grill and in a skillet. I added a little pepper, pink salt, garlic powder, turmeric, mustard powder, paprika, and cooked them with a tablespoon of dairy free butter. Paired with fresh guacamole, daiya (dairy & soy free cheese), sautéed mushrooms, and a toasted local fresh baked bun. Another time, I made some mashed potatoes, mushrooms, & gravy. Both meals were delicious! I recommend these to anyone who can and is willing to try them! Best veggie burger I've had!
Having any chronic illness can be a challenge. Especially when the limitations expand to your eating habits. Finding healthy, delicious, & quick meals. This chickpea pasta can be made to anyone's liking.
*1/2 cup of broccoli
*dairy and soy free butter or olive oil
*dairy and soy free cheese
*himalayan pink salt
Wash off broccoli, mushrooms and chickpeas. Next bring 3 cups of water to a rapid boil. Add in a dash of salt to the water. When the water is ready, place noodles into the pot. While they soften up, begin to sauté all of the veggies in the oil or butter of your choice. Only cook them for 2-3 minutes. Once your noodles are done. Drain them, then place 1/2 teaspoon of oil or butter on top. Then top with a little bit of cheese. That simple, delicious meal is complete.
Finding healthy versions of my childhood favorite has gotten easier. Daiya mac n cheese quickly filled that void. I've made it from scratch using their cheese in the past. The on in this post is an instant style. Directions are as follows on the box. I added in a few on my favorite spices. Garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, & Himalayan salt.
While out, I noticed a nice apple tree. It was in the lot next to the place I was. I couldn't help but pick a few to bring home. Below are the photos of them.
Once I got home, and washed a few off to try. I had to ask a few of my followers, had they ever seen such small apples. Just to be sure. As they were not much larger than a cherry. When I took a bite, it was extremely sour. It has a lemon lime taste, similar to a Granny Smith. Yet, a lot more sour. I wasn't upset. I was just happy to come across an apple tree. Without having to go the the orchard. I wish I lived somewhere a tad warmer. So there would a variety of free fresh a fruit to choose from. Until then, the farmers market will have to do...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
This is an herb I've taking on for some time now. Almost two years. I began taking it to help balance my hormones, and regulate my periods. I had a few other concrens, that were addressed and corrected when I began taking this. Such as energy, mood, and acne. It helped with all of those. It was used thousands of years ago. By Peruvians, who lived in a high altitude. It was their natural remedy for energy and fertility. Prior to maca root, my cycles would occur every 15-18 days. Meaning I bleed every other week. After maca root, they end to the normal 28-31 day cycle. Which is great. It's also great for women going through menopause. If you're into alternative medicine and are experiencing infertility, low libido, mood swings, irregular cycles, and fatigue. I highly recommend this product.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Hey everyone. A few months ago I learned the benefit of using natural soaps. Most soaps, contain parabens. Which is just as dangerous as estrogen. Having endometriosis, I try to avoid certain things. For example, If you use dove. Check the ingredients on your body wash. It contains "gylcein soy". A chemical name for soy. I was able to find a laundry soap alternative. However, it wasn't until recently that I found one for my household soaps. Meyers is company that makes hand soaps, dish & laundry detergents. I love the basil, lemon, & honey suckle. If you're looking for a natural alternative. Check out this brand, sold online, at target, and Walgreens.
I've been on the hunt for a variety of exotic fruits. About a year back, I thought I could only find such at idle eastern asian, or international mercados. A few were so good, they didn't make this post. Lol. Like the cassava. There was even one that I'm still not sure the name of. Pictured first below. I mentioned recently that sometimes whole foods selection can be limited. However, I was reminded by my mother, and a few Asians. That my local market carried what I was searching for. I found some rambutams, dragon fruit, green figs, and mangosteens. I cleaned them with about 1/2 a teaspoon of Meyers dish soap, a 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Then I ran them under some luke warm water. Allowed them to soak for five minutes then rinsed them. The rambutam is delicious. A juicy grape with an almond for a seed. The green figs were soft on the outside, with juicy tangy seeds on the inside. The dragon fruit tastes similar to kiwi. The mangosteen is sweet and sour. I'm surprised, I wasn't looking for this one. Yet, I probably enjoyed it the most. Nature is beautiful and delicious.
Friday, July 17, 2015
This is a quick and easy breakfast. Chia pods can be found at any whole foods. Only contains chia seeds, vanilla bean, and coconut milk. It needed to be a little sweeter. So I added some 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut sugar. Along with some strawberries and blueberries. The texture is a chewy crunchy, pudding. It's so good!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A few months back, when I was new to twitter. I got a follow notification. The creator of "Black Dynamite followed me. Carl Jones. Of all people. His account is verified. So this is official. It made my day. Being a fan of the show, I was pleasantly surprised. (Laughter helps me with the pain.) Of course I followed back.