“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Greater Strength

... and better sleep.

Since adopting better nutrition the past several years ... and using the lavender oil every night on my pillow for sleep, I can feel the joints in my hips and leg bones have more strength in them.  I was a sorry mess, in pain .. always tired .. foggy headed .. sore this and sore that prior to using the farmacy as my medicine cabinet.

There were countless food allergies .. sleepless nights .. creaks in my knees .. tender tendons in my shoulders ... did I mention no energy? 

My farmacy includes using only whole foods at home, buying eggs and meat that are not tainted with drugs and GMO's .. getting to know my local farmers and how they feed their animals.  Buying whole raw milk .. even if I cook with it, at least it started out loaded with beneficial enzymes and nutrition packed.  Growing a garden, buying organic when needed .. sprouting wheat to dry and grind into flour.  It's a pretty serious matter when you consider the ill health of a large percentage of people. 

rich bone broth
This week has been one big temptation after another.  We've eaten out quite a few times between date day with  hubby .. and a birthday dinner for our youngest.  Yesterday, it caught up with me and I was in a sleep induced stupor requiring a mid afternoon nap.  Phooey .. that's enough bodily torture and I don't want to go back to that state of poor health.
sprouts are easy to grow on your counter top in winter months

Are you shopping at a farmacy, have your own farmacy .. or do you have a poor diet resulting in needing prescriptions from a pharmacy? I don't know about you ... but this new socialized health care system could be a bad pill .. keeping healthy and not needing to use it is good proactive medicine.
one of the veggie gardens at The Thrifty Garden Home


Rebecca said...

Nothing but the truth here! Good for you. It's good to remind each other and keep one another posted about good nutrition and healthy habits :)

Tanya Murray said...

I'm with Rebecca there. I thought how great it was to hear you talk about those vague aches and pains and mystery brain fogs and how reducing the chemicals etc alleviates. It's a wake up call. Bodies are trying to tell us something all the time.

Sue said...

Oh, I so agree. Hubby and I went completely organic a few months ago and now, when we absolutely HAVE to eat somewhere--we hate how we feel. I don't think most people realize just what poisen they are eating.
I am off my "meds" now because of diet change and feel like a million.

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

I so agree with you. We truly need to eat healthier to feel better. I've been cooking healthier and from time to time we do slip off for a special day.
Hubby and I both feel so much better when you cook and bake from scratch with good quality food, not the chemical induced food or the processed crap.
I'm hoping to help my husband off of most of his medications for blood pressure, cholestrol and arthiritis (for both of us). Some of the medications he will have to continue taking for military injuries.