Herbal Midicine Cabinet

I LOVE THE TASTE OF SALT.. but I know too much can harm my kidneys..soooo... I try to use natural seasonings as often as possible.

 

I have a nice balcony with good morning sun ..I plant a variety of simple herbs to use and share,  such as, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, and Chives.. these are basic simple herbs to season my food.

 

A Breakfast with scrammbled eggs, seasoned with chives, just a dash of salt, pepper, thyme, red, orange and yellow chopped small peppers. Is a favorite good start meal for the day.

 

To help reduce inflammation ( a very common problem  for many of us)  here are some diet tips I found. Foods to include and also several to limit or avoid.

 

Eat more:

WHOLE GRAINS; BEANS; NUTS; SEEDS; SOY; BERRIES;

CHERRIES; ( I drink a glass of "tart cherry Juice" every day to help reduce arthritis causing gout..A natural juice without sugar or other additives is what to look for, I buy a brand called, RW Knudson an organic consentrate.) 

YELLOW, RED AND ORANGE VEGETABLES. BRUSSEL SPROUTS, CAULIFLOWER, CABBAGE, BROCCOLI, ONIONS, GARLIC, SALMON, HERRING, ANCHOVIES, SARDINES (last three are not my favorite?? but if you like them, they are good for us) AND MACKEREL; PLAIN YOGURT, SPICES, INCLUDING CINNAMON, GINGER, TURMERIC, ROSEMARY, CAYENNE PEPPER, TEA; DARK CHOCOLATE.(  YUP ..this last one is my favorite, and "not a guilty" pleasure

               

 Some suggestions....

Cinnamon on whole grain toast, cinnamon in your coffee,  on your ceral, chopped/sliced ginger in a chicken bone broth, rice noodles, scallions..makes a very tasty light broth lunch. Turmeric added in most dishes ..rice, vegetables. etc.. Cole Slaw with oil and vinegar..Onions/ soup/beef stock..

( I have many good recipes, just contact me if your interested in some)

 

Eat Less:

FRUIT JUICES; SUGAR-SWEETENED SODAS; SWEETS, SUCH AS CAKES, COOKIES, PASTRIES, MUFFINS, DOUGHNUTS, BROWNIES, PIES, PUDDINGS, PROCESSED MEATS, SUCH AS HAM, BACON, SAUSAGE AND LUNCH MEAT; FRIED FOODS. ( I really have to work on these !!!)

( this information is from Environmental Nutritions, an award-winning independent newsletter written by nutrition experts, providing up-to-date, acurate information about health and nutrition .

 

Another good source of healthy diet tips can be found in the AARP newsletters..One tip that hit home for me was reading about night shade vegetables (the good and the bad) ..One of my favorite sandwiches has been ..Bacon Lettuce and Tomato on toast with Mayo...I don't have that very often now .. also cut back on how often I eat tomatoes. I do like them but my arthritis does not.!  

Moderation..is the key,  trying to avoid most foods that are not good for us..and adding the good foods to the diet..We may not like all of the choices, but..it's worth working towards, for better health, less inflammation and pain caused by our diet choices..

 

To your good health...Geri

 

 

 

 

Latest comments

17.04 | 06:56

Happy Easter, Geri!
This post is beautiful!

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06.04 | 16:30

Good words to remember and live by…Thanks

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10.03 | 07:19

It’s quality of friends not quantity , I always say. I love that picture of Jacob at Fred Howard park with is little friend. Love ya, Aunt Geri

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10.03 | 07:02

This made me smile again about 3 years later. Thanks for sharing again.

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