This past week I have been pretty off. Just not myself. I sort of felt like I was a zombie. Sure a lot of people around me are sick and I seem to be fighting it off so far but I wanted to step it up a notch. I also wanted to educate myself more on the topic of Adrenal Health. Within that spectrum I was also researching BUILDING JING.
So I will be blogging more and more about these topics as I find things of interest and start implementing them in daily life. I've always been fond of herbs and often have in depth chats with my local Herbologist. I want to take that to the next level and start really concentrating on it more.
A great place to start is in the kitchen.
Ironically, the more I researched JING the more I noticed a certain KEYWORD. The word that popped up was Fibromyalgia. Over the past year I have been trying to listen to what my surroundings have been trying to tell me. When I listen - wonderful things happen. This topic seems to be TALKING TO ME so I want to listen.
Adrenals, Herbalism, Kidneys, Inflammation, Fibromyalgia.
Some of the suggestions I have read about include drinking LOTS of water, tea, and tisanes! CHECK! This is a HUGE part of my life already! Mineral Rich Pink Sea Salt. I'm not much of a salt person but when I do use salt I use Black or Pink Mineral Rich Sea Salt. Valerian Root. This is something I have toyed with in the past and after reading more about it I now know that I must up my intake of it! Licorice. This is something else I have upped already in the tea and tisanes I have been drinking but I will continue to keep this in mind. Leafy Greens. LOVE THEM. But you can never get TOO MANY of them! Caffeine Free Teas and Tisanes. I must say I start each and every day with at least 1 black tea. I will say that I have cut back on how many of the caffeine based ones I have each day and have upped my herbal tisanes!
Things to stay away from? Sugar. I don't really eat a lot of sugar. Unless it's in natural foods like fruit. But they are talking about store-bought and processed foods that contain sugars.
When it comes to Adrenal Vegan Foods here are some great ones that have been suggested...
Lower Sugar Fruits, Beans, Vegetables, Sprouted Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Avocados.
Seems easy enough and I eat all of those things already! But something I really need to be better about is BREAKFAST. I've blogged about this before and how I struggle. And I keep going back to that Morning Smoothie Solution. I just need to BUCK UP and DO IT!
So stay tuned for more of this in daily life and here on my blog. It's my way of being accountable, I guess!