God’s word and exercise, a great combination!!


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Hey everyone,

My readers should know by now the main reason I started this blog.   A brief recap, I struggled with depression, rejection and I had even become more or less  suicidal.   Anyway, I learned some time ago that I have a hormone imbalance problem.

Now, according to Dr. Maegan Davis of http://www.naturalbodyinbalance.com “Hormones are crucial in how we feel and how healthy we are! They regulate, control and coordinate body functions and are precisely and carefully monitored and controlled by the body.  Hormonal imbalance can be caused from a wide variety of things such as an intense stress situation, ongoing pedal to the metal stress, surgical induced, adrenal or thyroid issues, and more. Any unbalance causes dysfunction or dysregulation of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, sex glands, and/or pituitary glands. This hormonal imbalance causes a multitude of symptoms, pain and emotional distress…” This information explains a lot; oh my gosh!

How to Balance Your Hormones For Better Moods, Better Poop and Better Health

– by Brenna Ortner

Feeling a bit off lately? Moody? Not feeling much love for yourself, your significant other, or  anyone around you? With the lives we live today we can easily throw off our hormones, the balancers and regulators of our bodies. Those mood swings may be your body trying to tell you something.

I suggest you listen.

There are many different symptoms of hormonal imbalances such as low energy, PMS, mood changes, depression, infertility and many more. Ignoring or covering up those symptoms instead of addressing the root cause could cause serious health and reproductive issues. Here are some tips to restore your hormonal balance, get rid of excess estrogen and start feeling back to your normal, happy, healthy, gorgeous self.

Avoid These Foods for Happy Hormones

Wrong food

Food can be the most powerful medicine or the slowest poison, you have the power to choose. When studying and experimenting how to fix my hormonal system I noticed HUGE shifts of decreased pain during my menstrual cycle when taking the following out of my diet (and studies show many others do as well).

Coffee first thing in the morning on an empty stomach can cause your blood sugar to crash & spike for the rest of the day while your body tries to reset itself to a normal balance. If you MUST have coffee have it after eating something. A much healthier option is either tea or even better a green smoothie powering up your body with vitamins, minerals and tons of healthy energy.

Alcohol damages the liver and prevents it from excreting excess estrogen.

Dairy consumption worsens hormonal imbalance because there are so many hormones present in milk. The same goes for meat. Our body is trying to rid of excess estrogen so adding hormones in (and un-natural ones from another mammal at that) is clearly not helping our cause.

Toxins from pesticides (sprayed on non-organic food) and pollution from dry cleaning, antibacterial soaps and other toxins behave like estrogen in your body. Choose natural products and find new, healthier ways to wash your clothes, body and home.

Stress Will Mess With Your Hormones

I can testify to this, whenever I feel overly stressed my emotions are all over the place; I feel totally out of control, thank God for His Holy Spirit that lives within me, He helps me to be self-controlled.  I am not always successful in staying in control.  An old friend of mine can testify to this.  I am so sorry dude!!

Whether it be from nutritional stress, environmental stress, external stress, emotional stress, or even simply worrying about stressful situations, it’s all the same to your body.  Dealing with stress is critical to hormone health.

Your adrenals are an essential part of your hormonal system in your body, they produce DHEA which responds to stress in your body. They are very hard working little adrenals for everything we put them through. Dealing with stress helps relieve the pressure of your adrenals. Take baths, go for walks, practice meditation, breathing methods…..

Slow down and breathe.

How to Build Your Hormone Health

Yes, exercise helps!! 😀 I have started exercise regularly and my emotions are more balanced and I am more calm, most times anyway.

Exercise is very important for overall health, stress relief and of course, balancing hormones. So move your body! You have time. For even 10 minutes. Do something. Aim for 3-5 times a week of either cardio & weight training to build human growth hormone which is a key hormone for strength and longevity.

Constipation worsens hormonal imbalances because your body cannot excrete excess estrogen. When this happens estrogen is re-circulated and dumped back into your bloodstream through the gut after your liver has done the work to get rid of it.

Optimal bowel movements are 3 times a day after each meal. To go more often increase fiber in your diet from vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and beans. Flax seeds in particular are especially helpful in correcting constipation and balancing hormones. Put them in a shake or sprinkle them on salads or food. Flax seeds contain lignans that help balance hormone metabolism and block the negative effects of excess estrogens.

Imbalances in gut bacteria increases the amount of re-absorbtion of estrogen back into the body. Replacing healthy bacteria in the gut also helps normalize estrogen and hormone metabolism. The best way to get healthy bacteria in your gut is to through delicious fermented vegetables.

Visit:

http://www.terawarner.com/blog/2012/02/balance-hormones-for-better-moods-and-better-health/

Most of the information in this piece came from the website above. Visit the site for more info.

I would also advise that we stay away from negative people.  Find friends who are peaceful and humorous, so we can laugh and laugh a lot.  It helps. 😀

This song is a reminder to all of us to smile.

Have a belly full a laugh today!

Talk soon.

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Urgent!!


In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom He made the universe.  The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.  After He had provided purification for sin, He sat down at the right hand of the majesty in heaven.   So He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.   Hebrews 1:1-4

Times are hard and it can be very easy to listen to the voice of depression and hopelessness but as God has avail Himself to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; we have free passage way to lay our burdens in His hands.   Now more than ever, we have to perfect the attitude of truly trusting God.   We have to perfect the attitude of  hiding under the shadow of the Almighty and know that we are secure there, without doubt.

Brothers, sisters and friends, now more than ever we need to consume the word of God as we consume food for our bellies.   Now more than ever, we have to meditate on His word and spend more a 15 minutes with God each day.  More than ever we need to seek to have intimacy with Christ Jesus.  Now more than ever, we need to get our house in order; ensure that our robes are clean and that our lamps are filled with oil.  Unlike the 5 foolish virgins who was without oil and was left behind.   Now more than ever, we need to tell of God’s love, mercy and judgement.

I have this urgency to share this with you all, that Jesus Christ is coming back soon.  So get ready!  Get ready!

Behold, I am coming soon!  My reward is with Me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.  Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practice falsehood.  I Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches.  I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the Bright Morning Star.

The Spirit and the Bride say, “come!” and let him who hears  say, “come!”  Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.  Revelation 22: 12-17

Peer pressure vs Morals – Adults this is for us.


Hey you,
How are you doing?  Experiencing the Lord’s presence and favour I hope.
To all the over 24year old women and men, this one is for us.
Society says that by the age 25, we should be married, have our own home or working on it.  We should have two and a half kids by the age of 28 the latest. ( I stole this saying from my friend but she wont mind…haha)   I would just like to take this opportunity to say to society, you need to shut up!  I say this without apology.  If you agree with me give me a  Hi 5 .  Thank you.
Don’t get me wrong now; it is good for us to work towards goals such as having a house, getting married, having kids etc but what if we do not have all those things at the age of 40 or older?  Does that means, there is no hope for us?  I do not believe that and I am not 40.
You know what though, we do allow society to tell us that we are failures and hopeless because we have not achieved what it says we should, when it says we should.  I use to pressure myself into depression. I would  worry about whether or not I will ever get married and have the two and a half children etc. etc.   Guess what!? The word of God says: seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.  This gives me hope; to know that if I seek God and do what He says when He says it, that He will be working out everything for my good. God is faithful.  He is no man’s debtor and His word is yea and amen.  That means, what He says, will be and visa versa.
Here is something else for us to think about, what if God says there will be NO husband or the wife for you?? (long pause for you to think about this seriously)  What would that mean for you???  I say you because I was challenged with this question by one of my pastor some time ago.
Will you succumb to: peer pressure, society, friends, parents, our flesh??  Will you go against your morals and the perfect will of God by getting yoked with an unbeliever/non-Christian?  Could you continue to serve God Almighty, if you are serving Him that is?  It is like the rich man in the bible that asked what he needed to do to have eternal life and Jesus told Him to go sell everything he has and give it to the poor.  🙂
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Christians, what are our purpose????


Hi everyone,

It has been awhile since I have written to you all.  I missed you.

So, last night I on was on my keyboard playing whatever I wanted; no real tune, just free worship and sing-praying to our heavenly Father.  I had somethings to talk with God about that were weighing heavily on my heart concerning me, some friends and other persons.  I sang my concerns and I praised God, I sang my heart out, in tune and out of tune. I just released my heart’s concern in the ears God.  I went on for a while until my attitude changed, my mindset changed and the songs I was singing changed.  Instead of sing-praying what I first intended, I started praying for the people of God in general and where we are at as believers.

I sang about how many of God’s chosen have become selfish; it is all about what we want.  The huge houses, the vehicles we want, the $3.5mill a year we want to make, the ideal family we want, how life should be enjoyable all the time.  I sang how many of us have become callous and blinded to the fact that people all around us are dying and their souls are going to hell.

I am not condemning anyone, I am just sharing some of the things that I believe the Holy Spirit was praying through me.  God turned my focus especially to my nation, Jamaica land we love.  I prayed about how: our children are being exploited, the economy is in trouble, injustice in our land is so prevalent and also about the many innocent lives being snuffed out daily.   He sees and He is not pleased.  The scripture came back to me that say ” 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  Jamaica needs to be healed.  Is it only Jamaica?

I am looking at my life and asking God to help me to be bold to do or say whatever He says.  What about you?