"Try Organic Food...or as your Grandparents called it FOOD."
Remember how the old saying goes, “Once we know better, we do better"? Well, perhaps next time that someone suggests for you to, "buy organic", hopefully, your reaction would be one of compromising awareness. Yeah, we know all of the excuses by now as to why we won’t purchase natural foods, or circumstances like it’s expensive, hard to find or possibly out of reach from the tools to educate ourselves with.
How to shop for Natural, Organic Foods
Pesticides were introduced into the American food supply in 1994 with Monsanto’s “Flavor Savr” tomato. Over a period of time, pesticides can contaminate the body with toxins, free radicals, and waste products that stress the filtering systems of the body and reduce the body’s ability to fight dis-eases
4. Sweet red bell pepper
7. Green beans
8. Hot peppers
Did You Know?
We may be…..
1) using refined white sugar that has been, excoriated, demineralized, and devitalized (almost everything contains a form of sugar today)
2) we don’t get the purest, most natural foods anymore, because manufacturers add dyes, acids, moisturizers, artificial flavors, texturizes, preservatives, synthetic chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, steroids, and terminator codes (block nutrient absorption)
The commercial fast foods that aren’t naturally processed is genetically altered and highly toxic. There are no commercial foods safe to eat. These toxins and synthetic chemicals destroy and deteriorate the human body and are addicting.
Foods can be our medicine, but not unless they are natural foods. You can change your food choices, but you can only change it for the better by creating new habits and teaching yourself to use natural foods. If you had an organic pomegranate in one hand and a pickle in the other to eat, you have to decide which one is best: natural or processed? You know your body needs good food.
About the Author:
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing” manual available on Amazon.com, Blogger & Owner of www.realitynconsciousness.com. In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Affirmations, therapeutic Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, Sexual Abuse Awareness and more. She also loves travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
Until the Very Next Point in time,
BE WELL & HEAL IN PEACE…PEACE!!!
Written by: Shaw Nee Janelle
“Foods That Heal”, by Dr. Bernard Jensen
“African Holistic Health”, by Dr. Llaila O. Afrika
“The Complete Book of Alternative Nutrition”, by Selene Y. Young, Jennifer Haigh
“Natural Health and Wellness, The Consultant Manual”, by Dr. K. Akua Gray
“Today I nurture my child-within and listen to her feelings about being ignored and unprotected. I affirm her right to tell what happened and allow her to express her feelings about that. I hold her gently in my heart as she does this very difficult and courageous work.”
~Reality in Balance
Thank you again for visiting Reality in Balance as we come together for “I Have a Right to Talk About What Happened to Me” from this multiple part series on Affirmations for a Sexual Abuse Survivor Part 36. You can find additional Inspiration & discover more about me at Reality in Balance.com.
The length of this series, which is set for 52 weeks is for you to become more familiar with your strengths and weaknesses as a sexual abuse survivor. I encourage everyone to go at their own pace & to know that the doors will always remain open for questions as a community or individually towards your healing.
➠ Disclaimer: If you are currently being sexually violated in any way please inform an adult at this time immediately.
➠ For your discretion, there are 24/7 Hotlines available for questions or aid here@https://www.rainn.org/,or please also check with your local county for other resources and advice for your safety.
ALERT: KNOW THE STATISTICS
Respect others' boundaries.
Ask for consent.
Intervene when someone's in trouble.
Notice the warning signs of abuse and speak up.
Nurture myself and others
➠ Let’s Begin with the Affirmation for Week 36 !
♡“I Have a Right to Talk About What Happened to Me”
I understand now that what had occurred in the past was not ok, and if I’d talked about it then, it would be causing even more pain. As a sexual abuse survivor, I could’ve been manipulated, threatened, or coerced by the abuser(s) who did it.
Today, I’m aware that I have the right to talk about what happened to me. I should’ve been protected from sexual abuse initially. A child shouldn’t have to lose trust in adults who lack parental authority. I Have A Right to Talk About What Happened to Me!
♡ No matter where you are right now on your journey as a sexual abuse survivor, remember that there is more to you than what the eye may perceive of the self at this time.
♡ You are a Survivor-Stay in action on your healing journey every day and meditate on these concepts “I Have a Right to Talk About What Happened to Me.”
♡ Visualize the Affirmation, see it in color or as shaded black and white, however, the mind perceives it, allowing for the current response to form naturally. Listen to yourself without judgment and begin to frequently journal this process as you transition the mind to higher aspects of yourself.
♡ Your Reality In Balance begins at the very moment as the will is placed forth by your intent to grow and change for the betterment of self, aiding in the improvement of mankind! I'll see you next time. Be well healed, and balance in peace, peace!
We all know too well that traumatic events happen to us, neighbors, friends, relatives, and so on. It feels distressing, intolerable, and if left untreated, trauma can sustain negative lifestyle attachments and poor coping skills. A traumatic episode can take a tremendous amount of energy to pay attention to by your conscious-mind, leaving you feeling tired or drained. This could be the reason why a lot of trauma victims gluttonize in alcohol, food, sex, drugs, and all forms of subjective pain because trauma complicates the brain area that communicates the physical embodiment of being alive.
Being traumatized means to perpetually organize your life as if it were still going on unchanged today. Every new encounter is challenged from the past based on adverse experiences. It could be with a new relationship or new goal that will be measured by earlier and unforeseen traumatic circumstances. Unrecognized and displaced stress can internalize, harming your body's systems.
Today, modern sciences have discovered the key to healing long-term trauma is to understand how the human body works. The development of three sciences has led to more insight into the effects of traumatic events, neglect, and abuse in a biological field of study below.
THE 3 BRANCHES OF MODERN FIELD STUDIES: Long-Term Trauma
1) Neuroscience- the study of how the brain supports the mental process.
2) Developmental psychopathology- the study of the impact of adverse experiences on the development of mind and brain.
3) Interpersonal Neural Biology- the study of how our behaviors influence the emotions and mindset of those around us.
Research from these fields of study have proven how trauma brings about physiological changes. Including the recalibration of the brain’s alarm system, increase in stress hormone activity, and an alteration of the system that filters relevant information from irrelevant.
Suppressing trauma does not stop stress hormones from exhausting the body. Inhibiting emotions can delay physical senses, increasing your stress hormones and experiencing the traumatic event over again biologically.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that the more stressors that an individual have experienced in their childhood are more likely to develop physical and emotional illnesses in their adulthood.
Traumatic experiences like sexual abuse, mental illness in a parent, divorce, neglect, and domestic violence are linked to chronic related stress and obstacles. Chronic related stress is the form of obesity and/or heart disease are responsible for premature death that becomes a physical reality sooner or later.
Medically identified as Adverse Childhood Experiences- chronic stress from the effects of long-term trauma. ACES does have a lasting outcome on your health: diabetes, depression, STD’s, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, suicide attempts, broken bones, and obesity are the physical ailments that will appear.
In the physical life sector, ACES have an enduring effect regarding graduation rates, personal growth, self-education, academic achievements, goal orientations, or lost time from work.
ACES aren’t limited to poor neighborhoods- all children of any socioeconomic classes suffer adverse events. What it comes down to is how you respond to traumatic stress factors.
The Greatest Stress Factors Includes:
>The Cumulative of Adversity
>Your Potential Exposure, and How They Pile-Up
>The Absence of The Caregiver Who Is Able To Buffer The Effect of That Chronic Stress
--->Dr. Burke Harris, an American pediatrician who is the 1st and current Surgeon General of California a since 2019, founded and runs the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, CA has dedicated years to treating chronic stress and raising awareness about the link between traumatic life events and our health. She believes that childhood trauma does not have to compromise our adulthood in an unhealthy manner. With the right resources and education, understanding childhood adverse reactions as a risk factor for how we’re going to deal with stress is critical.
The bodies of abused victims are tensed and defensive until they can find a way to relax and feel safe. The physical sensations beneath the emotions include pressure, heat, muscular tension, tingling, caving-in, and feeling hollow. A tremendous number of people in our country are beginning to recognize that trauma lives in the body. There is a lot of prevention that can educate when people just have this information.
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About the Author:
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing” Blogger & Owner of.realitynconsciousness.com. In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, and Sexual Abuse Awareness. She also loves to travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes.
“How Childhood Trauma Can Affect Your Long-Term Health”, NY Times
“Natural Health and Wellness: The Consultant Manual”,by K. Akua Gray
“The Body Keeps the Score”, by Bessel Van der Kolk MD
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