"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - Someone famous probably
This is a place to collect all my knowledge of what you can do to PREVENT health issues in your body. As a Biomedical Engineer who worked on medical devices for heart disease for 7+ years, I found the modern healthcare system accomplished very little actual healing when it came to chronic issues. It was a big awakening moment for me. We are taught to prioritize health only when we start having issues, and even then, the "solutions" are really bandages for the symptoms. To actually heal from physical/mental pain, I had to look elsewhere.
Here, I will document what I know from my own research as well as from my experiences while being absorbed in different cultures during my travels around the world. You can learn about what foods/drinks to incorporate into your life in order to PREVENT issues from arising, rather than to CORRECT them later when life becomes more difficult. These are the things I feed myself...
DISCLAIMER: Per FDA guidelines, I am not making any disease claims or unsubstantiated structure/function claims with this information. According to them you probably shouldn't be listening to me at all. I'm just a living soul trapped in this meat pack we call a human body, trying to take care of it as I would take care of a puppy. Use this information however you wish. 🐶
Forged over centuries inside the Himalayan Mountains
Shilajit ("Destroyer of Weakness") has been used for centuries as a panacea in Ayurvedic medicine and contains 85+ ionic (easily absorbable) elements out of the 102 total elements that make up our body (as described by Dr. Sebi). The first link below is to purchase it from where I get my Shilajit (use code: "feedmejeeves" for $15 off!), then below that a handful of research both from modern science and ancient Ayurvedic (traditional Indian medicine) texts. Pür Shilajit tests each batch (and publishes the report on their website) to make sure there are no impurities, which is prevalent in other suppliers' Shilajit.
A few documented benefits:
Anti-oxidant (prevents disease)
Anti‐inflammatory (reduces pain)
⚖️Adaptogenic (balances effects of stress and hormones)
🔺Cognitive function (supports intellect, memory, and treatment of Alzheimer's)
🔺Immune system function
⚖️Lipid profile of blood (prevents heart disease/stroke)
Prevents high altitude sickness
*AVOID WHEN PREGNANT*
🌙Regulates moon/menstrual cycle
🔺Red Blood Cells and Iron (helps with anemia)
💪🏽 Muscle building
My personal preference is to consume things in their most natural form as recommended in the ancient Ayurvedic texts, so I purchase the resin (instead of the pills) and either 1) mix it with warm (not boiling) water 2) dissolve in a tea with honey or 2) put it under my tongue and let it dissolve. It has a strong bitter taste, so a tea with honey would be the best option.
Irish Sea Moss
Irish Sea Moss (aka chondrus crispus) is an algae that grows on rocks in the ocean, mainly in the North Atlantic region. It got its name because the people of Ireland ate this moss for nutrition during the potato famine in the mid 1800s. Its distant cousin, Jamaican Sea Moss (aka genus gracilaria, sometimes incorrectly referred to as Irish Sea Moss), is also used for similar benefits. Seaweeds in general have been used around the world as a food source and a natural aid to healing. In Chile, for example, archaeologists found evidence dating back over ten thousand years ago that seaweed was being used as a food and medicine.
Sea moss is considered a prebiotic (vs. a probiotic), which stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. Irish Sea Moss contains 92 of what Dr. Sebi called the 102 total nutrients that result in a healthy body, including:
-Iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and copper...
-13 vitamins: vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, B6, B12, folate).
-Fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9)
-Essential amino acids
🦠Prebiotic for gut health
Relieves gastritis and ulcerative conditions
Anti-inflammatory (🔺muscle/joint recovery)
⚖️Healthy thyroid function (rich source of iodine)
🫁Expels excess mucus from lungs
🔺Hair, nails, skin health (helps body create collagen)
Sea Moss, in gel form, can be used in soups, stews and desserts as a thickening agent. It can also be used in baking or making smoothies. It is primarily flavorless, so there is a wide range of ways to consume it. It can also be used topically for glowing skin!
Food: Add 1-4 tablespoons per serving in water, smoothies, juice, stews, soups, grains
Face Mask : Rub a desired amount on face or skin, let sit for 20-30 minutes and rinse off