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This weeks Juice's-Energy Blast drinks for the week (5 Days)
August (12-18) 2019
I am about four months in and already feeling 50% better than when I began, (See my previous Nurse RX post) my pain has decreased though still present and my energy is crazy!
Everyday I usually create a juice based upon what I have and the goal I want to accomplish by the combination, which if you search the web are many! I started this mission slowly and I don't deny myself other meals for the day. I look at it as my live vitamins and supplement daily intake thus not having to give up everything. However, what you will find is that your food choices do slowly improve without you having to think much about it.
Energy Blast for a quick workout! Recipe.
I usually, like most, have to use what's on hand so today I had some Cabbage, (Reduces Inflammation, Gut Health, and even weight loss ), Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Super Greens (Kale, Spinach and Greens) Pineapple, (for natural sugar) Creole Seasoning, (Because I put that ****on everything lol)
Lemons, and Turmeric ( which i didn't capture in photo) Sorry!
I was about to go exercise and needed a pick me up and since all these ingredients boost your immune system, initiates natural detoxification, lowers blood pressure, and reduces inflammation naturally they were a good match.
Total Body Boost
This mixture of Juicyliciousness is made with Turmeric, Garlic, Mint,
Fiji apples slices, pears slices , Baby Carrots and a Super Green mix of
(Spinach, Kale and Mustard greens). This batch yielded about 15 oz of juice.
Your greens provide you with powerful antioxidants, valuable vitamins, minerals and detoxifiers you can only get in plants. Its awesome anti-inflammatory properties could be better than any Motrin, Aleve or Naprosyn but if you choose to take them, in time, you will find that you will need less and less of them.
Serve with ice and Enjoy!
Remember to adjust your amounts based upon your serving size mine was for one : )
Reversing Increase Inflammation and so much more in my body!
by Marie Corbin, RN, Exec. Director of Project Heal of SBC
Motivate. Empower. Inspire.
Hi all! I am starting a new journal item, I know it has been a while since my last post this is due to growing responsibilities I have incurred with the day to day tasks for Project Heal SBC. But I have discovered that juicing really does reverse the damage we do to our bodies. So, since Health & Wellness is such a huge part of of our mission, I want to post weekly recipes I have been using since May of this year. In March I was diagnosed w/a huge Herniated Disc Rupture that is located to my Lumbar Disc (5) and affecting my spine all the way to Sacrum area (S1). As a result of this I experience what Neurologists diagnosis as (L5-S1) Radicular Pain which translates for me as "severe (Nerve Impingement), pain and discomfort that causes numbness and tingling from my left hip to my foot! along with High Blood Pressure and borderline Type II Diabetes I knew something had to change for me! So, in lew of surgery recommendations and taking unwanted medication, I chose to work with my Primary Care Provider (PCP) to allow me to use natural remedies to reduce inflammation, high glucose levels and High BP readings.
I have been researching Plant-Based diets ever since along with taking a vacation to Guatemala where I became inspired to eat fresh as they do there>
It has been clinically studied by many evidence-based trials for ever how using plant-based diets can cure so many ailments, so I want you to take this journey with me and take notes use my recipes and let me know if your body chemistry is not challenged and changed by your efforts. i believe certain disease and conditions can change just by what you eat... lets get started!
Living with Mental Illness in the 21st Century
by Marie Corbin, RN, Exec. Director, PHOSBC
Breaking the Stigma. The Movement. Our Why.
Daily we hear more horror stories of mass shootings, suicides, intolerance, racial inequality, misunderstandings and trending depression rates due to mostly manmade social pressures (e.g) social media, that demands that you need to at least act successful, perfect etc... (especially for our youth).
So how do we navigate this new trending social issue that (I call it a social epidemic) that doesn't seemed to be turning around anytime soon?
What is Stigma as it relates to Mental Illness?
Well to paraphrase according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine (NCBI) it is the overall general public perception of those who suffer with mental health conditions which is usually met with negative ideations and misinformation about medical conditions as it relates to the neurological system.
According to (NCBI) article there are two types of stigmas, Public Stigma and Self Stigma. Within those two types there have been identified (3) components stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. "Stereotypes are considered "social" because they represent collectively agreed upon notions of groups of persons. They are "efficient" because people can quickly generate impressions and expectations of individuals who belong to a stereotyped group" (Corrigan et al (2002).
How can we break public and self stigmas?
Becoming more inform is strategy number one, so I want to direct you to this wonderful article @ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1489832 (Click)
Having more community involvement, workshops, trainings and other collaborative efforts is crucial in order to help break social stigmas.
At Project Heal of SBC, we work tirelessly to promote awareness to this important crisis.
Thru increase personal, State and Government levels and an open mind, and willingness to learn from each other, this movement is finally starting to take off all over the world. Our goals are to continue to educate, inform and advocate for better mental health empowerment for all including mental health literacy for society as a whole, this i believe is the key to propelling this movement forward.
Lastly, protest, educate and contact (Corrigan et al (2002) so if each one, teaches one, we can work together to close the stigma gap.
Please see this article in its entirety to get a evidence based idea of how we can break the stigma collaboratively.
Corrigan, P. W., & Watson, A. C. (2002). Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness. World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 1(1), 16–20.