GROWING YOUR OWN WELLNESS: HOW TO CULTIVATE YOUR OWN FOOD FOR HEALTH

Selective Focus Photography of Vegetables in Basket

“You eat what you grow.”


personal garden growth

Living in New York City, I wish there was an ability to grow your own crop. I would love to have a space to grow some type of crop for my own personal consumption. But if you live in the majority of the United States, you can grow your own crop in a garden in your back yard. Or, if you have enough land there are ways to grow more for you and your family. Just make sure your know what you are doing, because growing crops takes more than just digging up the ground and throwing some seed in the Earth hoping to have a successful outcome. But you also want to check on other aspects of growth before you start, such as laws.

growth laws

You want to start eating healthier foods, but you can’t just go to the store because the cost is so much money. So now you want to grown your crops to consume, but check the laws. In the United States, there are laws prohibiting the growth of certain crops in certain areas of your property. Which means, you may not be able to grow crops in the front yard of your house. But as far as the backyard, there are a lot less regulations. But also, make sure that the crop in the backyard is something you can grow as well. Meaning, strawberries are a better pick to grow, than cabbage because cabbage has a smell that resonates in the air. But beware of strawberries considering mice need fruit for energy. So understand, your health is important, but we do have laws.

surviving the right way

If you want to teach your child/children a great way to self sustain, then teach them how to grow crop. It not only promotes a healthy way to live, but it also shows them how to survive off of the land in which they reside. Before I spoke of the laws concerning growing your own crop, but for those that can, they don’t. Utilizing your land fully to the best of your ability is crucial to your survival. So for those out there with the means and land to do it, go for it. And if you know someone with the land that will allow you to grow, ask them as well.


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MODERATED JUNK: “HOW TO” EAT WHATEVER

Two People Holding Chips and Fried Chicken

“Unhealthy, yes; delicious, yes.”


greasy goodness

You ever look at the menu of a dish you would like to try simply because you know it’s unhealthy, but yet it taste so delicious. There is nothing better than a double cheese burger with all the condiments and toppings. Not to mention the chili cheese fries, oh yeah, and two brats with condiments and toppings. Wait, I forgot to drink it all down with a Coca Cola. That just sounds like a heart attack, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal, stomach cancer, nerve damage, mess. But I am willing to bet you it taste amazing. But how did humans figure out that the most unhealthy of foods are always the best food to eat. Only the healthy dishes are the most disgusting.

watered down portions

Want a burger, then instead of eating beef, you might want to go for chicken, but make sure that chicken is grilled not fried. Or better yet and ostrich or turkey burger taste just as good if not better. But let’s be honest, how many ostriches are there on this planet that can feed everyone who want one. You like to eat fries, fine, eat then baked instead of the traditional method. Then again, they are so much more tasty when it is cooked crisp. And when it comes to having a drink, do you really need to break out the two liter, I think not. Having a cup of apple or orange juice is just fine. Better yet, when did waster stop becoming this great beverage to drink.

moderation is key

Consuming almost any meal is fine, as long as you don’t do it too often. A weekend of eating an entire cake or box of donuts is good if it’s something you do every four to five months. I have been known to eat a pound cake from the store in one sitting. Only thing is, I did this two times in the year 2018. Twice in one year is fine, but every weekend, or even every other weekend is bad for you. So know how to eat unhealthy in a healthy manner.


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DRIVING ON E: HOW TO INCREASE THE ENERGY IN YOUR BODY

Photo of Man Jumping On Box

“Wake up, workout.”


get your numbers up

If you start the day off and you only have limited energy, then you need to do something better with your lifestyle to start the day off right. You should not be starting your day with limited energy because sleep is when the body restores itself. Now, there are exceptions, the elderly tend to be one of them are people who are going to be low on energy. They have lived a 70, 80, or a few 100 years on earth. It will take some time but they are able to move about. But if you are in your 20’s, 30’s, and maybe even your 40’s, struggling to wake up in the morning could be linked to some form of health concern.

food fuel

You know how when you were a child your parents said eat your fruits and vegetables. Well, they were right, in addition some other eats like nuts and wheat. You need to get these foods inside of you because they provide your body not only with the energy it needs. But you also are able to remove any of the bad through your system. But if you are eating whatever, your body will start to be drained. A draining body with no matter how much sleep will be harder and harder to restore at night as you rest. So insert the proper nutrients for the body to continue after you wake up in the morning.

lift-run-lift

Exercise, yes people, you have to go to the gym, or run, or do something that will make sure that you have enough energy. I have been exercising since high school and I am in my 30’s, and I still exercise. My body only have had problems adjusting because of the new work schedule I have over the recent year. But even with that, I awake, ready for the day. ┬áSo my advice to you would be, if you’re waking up in the morning, and still tired, it may not only be your job. You might not be living the healthiest of lifestyles.


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REGIONALLY OVERWEIGHT: WHY SPECIFIC REGIONS MUST CHANGE THEIR HABITS

Person Holding Tape Measure

“Get it together.”


overeating in america

I come from the Midwest, and if you know anything about this region of the country, you know we love to eat. And let’s not leave out the South as well. And to put things into perspective, when I say eat, I mean everything has pork fat, lard, fried, and glazed. Oh yeah, BBQ’d and smoked to perfection. And here lies the problem with the regions. Because when you have of the top fattest cities, four of the top five in one state (Texas) that possess a serious health concern. I know we live in a country where we can eat what we want, but there has to be limits. Texas, as I mentioned, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan; these places lead the charge in being overweight.

good eatin, bad problems

What happens when you consume so much food, you start to develop health issues surrounding the food you eat. Diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, hyperglycemia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer, liver disease, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder disease, kidney failure, and loss of vision (which can stem from diabetes). Now, if eating good means any of these issues, keep the meal over there. But we seem to not care and tell people don’t tell me what to eat. But it will be the problem of someone when they are forced to care for you when you lose a leg to Diabetes. So eat what you like, but think for just a moment those who may have to care for you.

hell, water can be bad drinking too much

You want to have a few donuts, fine; a little Haagen Dazs, go nuts. But go nuts every now and then. You can eat anything, just don’t make things a habit. Too much bread and not a balance of other foods can lead to illnesses. And what is more healthy then good old fashion bread. Well, there are fruits and vegetables; but beware, too much fruit raises sugar levels as well. You don’t need to eat sweets to still get sick. And after hearing this you say, now who cares. If fruit gets me sick, let me eat my donuts in peace. Well, nothing is guaranteed, but fruit is a hell of a lot better than chips and cookies and donuts. So eat as you wish, but don’t say you weren’t warned.


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