Friday, November 29, 2013

PHARMACY FRIDAY - My Stuffed Gut Remedy

Okay, so I don't have a bunch of  hardcore research ready to support this this week, I just know that this REALLY works great for me.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and I am betting that many of you (especially from the United States) ate all kinds of things you are not normally used to eating, and/or ate far, far too much! I actually really didn't eat too much as far as the whole day went, but, I am ashamed to say, I just ate the one GIANT meal in the middle of the day. I actually didn't go back for seconds, either, but I did have a little too  much dessert.

As you all know, Dave and I have been working really hard over the past few years to eliminate food chemicals and crappy foods from our diet, along with detoxing what might still be remaining in our bodies. No, we aren't totally at that desired, all natural diet state, yet,  but we are making great progress. And we just don't realize exactly how much progress we have made until days like yesterday come along.

Unfortunately, Dave had to work yesterday, but I got to enjoy an unusually nice dinner with a moderate handful of my family. It was surprisingly much better than the past two Thanksgivings. We had so many traditional Thanksgiving foods, and although a couple of things were fairly natural, most of it contained varying degrees of food chemicals. I really enjoyed most of the meal, but I could actually 'taste' the chemicals in some of the foods, and I still have a metalicy taste in my mouth where those chemicals interacted with the fillings in my broken teeth, something I had never really noticed in the past.

I started to feel kind of yucky before I had even finished my meal. My tummy was already protesting the foods I was cramming into it. Within half an hour after I had finished eating, my tummy felt so yucky that I almost wished I could throw up! And it wasn't just my tummy. The all over sickly feeling began to creep over my entire body and continued to grow on into the evening. I was really enjoying the quality time with several of my grandkids, but by this point, I was getting anxious to get home and hopefully get some relief for my gnarling, protesting tummy.

After the kids all left to go home, I hurried to help clean up a little, then left to get home, too. By this time I was feeling so sick I wasn't sure I was going to be able to help much with that clean up. Ten once home, I continued to push to get my critters all fed and get them their Thanksgiving treats, all the while, eagerly anticipating  the hot drink I was going to make to kick back and enjoy.

And enjoy I did! Oh, how good it tasted! And it brought instant soothing relief to my tummy. Not complete relief, initially, but quite a bit of relief. I slowly belched out all the excess gas, and  the yuckies began to subside. By the time I got to the bottom of my cup, I felt much, much better. It wasn't 100% relief. You couldn't even expect it to be after putting your body through all that abuse, but I would say it brought me about 85% relief. Here is the recipe for my concoction. Measurements do not have to be exact at all:

  •  1 - 2 teaspoons Organic, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar (the more you can stand, the better)
  • 1 heaping spoon Molasses 
  • 1 spoonful Raw Honey 
  •  1/2 teaspoon Morena sugar
  •  1, single use tea bag of Bigelow Organic Green Tea
  •  Very Hot good quality water
 Place first 4 ingredients into a coffee cup. Gently lay tea bag on top. (careful not to coat the tea bag with the sweeteners) Pour hot water over all, keep in a warm place and let steep for several minutes. Stir well, let cool to a safe temperature, then sip slowly until all gone.

Note: The sweeteners are not all just for the purpose of sweetening. All three of them have their own characteristic healing properties. 

I am sure that I could research all of these ingredients and put together why this hot beverage works so well, but as of the writing of this post, I have not been to bed yet, I am ultra tired, and my still slightly protesting tummy wants to go to bed. But since I have no doubt that there are probably a few of you reading this that may also be feeling the fallout of the Thanksgiving Stuffed Gut, I wanted to be sure and get this post up as soon as possible.


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