Here I am in my 2nd week of improving my nutrition with small easy changes.
I started with coconut oil, added bee pollen, then coconut water.
Today I added a cup of warm lemon water first thing.
This is strange for me. I’m generally stumbling for my coffee first. What would make me reach for warm lemon water? I read an article on Health Beckon.com that described the benefits of this ritual such as improved immune system, improved mineral absorption, and a natural diuretic. There’s more, but this was what I was looking for.
If the bee pollen has all the minerals the body needs, but the body can’t absorb it, I’m wasting my time. My goal is to optimize my health, not take bee pollen, right?
What have I noticed in the last 9 days?
My joints are moving better. My knees and my knuckles aren’t as stiff. My hands aren’t so puffy. I’m not craving salty snacks. My appetite has reduced, I’m satisfied with normal portions. No weight loss to talk about.
I’m feeling lighter of mood. I’m laughing more, which makes my family happy.
I think this last addition will be sufficient for a while. I have natural fats to support my brain and heart, natural minerals to support my nervous system and cellular health, I have a good hydration to make sure my organs function properly, and a morning start to help my digestion and immune system.
Now I will take some time to make sure that I take good care of myself, and track the progress of what I’m establishing.
For my spiritual health, today I will meditate on Psalm 103:1-4. I’m visualizing myself completely worshiping the Lord, forgiven, healed, renewed and restored. That’s the Wendy I have in my mind, the forgiven, healed, renewed, and restored. A Healthy, energetic, lively, and fun Wendy as she is supposed to be.
Today, I’m grateful for Sunday, new friends, working the bees on Friday, and having some fun in between.