↪The human body is an incredible machine. Part of what makes it so impressive (apart from the concept of conciousness and self awareness) is its ability to regenerate itself. Your diet has a major impact on how successful your body is at these regenerations. 😉
↪You Literally Are What You Eat!!!🙊
🔶Your outer layer of skin, the epidermis (apart from the thicker dermis beneath), replaces itself every 35 days.
🔻You are given a new liver every six weeks (a human liver can regenerate itself completely even if as little as 25% remains of it).
🔶Your stomach lining replaces itself every 4 days, and the stomach cells that come into contact with digesting food are replaced every 5 minutes.
🔻Our entire skeletal structures are regenerated every 3 months.
🔶Your entire brain replaces itself every two months.
🔻And the entire human body, right down to the last atom, is replaced every 5-7 years.🤓
Have we inherited dysfunctional dietary habits, attitudes and choices under the facade of it being black culture i.e. “soul food?” Dr. Joy DeGruy in her seminal work, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, contends that African Americans have experienced a “legacy of trauma.” She successfully argues that the vestiges of multigenerational trauma and continued oppression have shaped and manifest themselves in our attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. Subsequently, these trauma influenced attitudes, beliefs and behaviors are handed down generationally, and are thus, connected and observable facets of the “legacy of trauma.” Dr. Joy poses a profound question, “What effect has our history had on our culture and our soul?” Stated another way, is it plausible that 400 plus years of multigenerational trauma in the form of slavery and protracted oppression (Black Codes, Sharecropping, Convict Lease System, Chain Gangs, Jim Crow Laws, Lynching, Medical Experimentation such as the "Tuskegee Experiment," Redlining, Education and Banking inequalities, as well as Health disparities) have had not only a psychological and emotional impact, but also a dietary impact on those traumatized? Have we inherited dysfunctional dietary habits, attitudes and choices under the facade of it being black culture-e.g. “soul food?” Therefore, the principal purpose of this page and documenting my experience is to gently encourage and support those that have been historically traumatized and misguided to question what they have been told is healthy for mind, body and soul! I firmly believe our dietary choices have been directly affected by our history in America and the continued assault on Black Life. I’ve chosen to disrupt that “legacy of trauma” by not handing down to my daughter the vestiges of oppression on her plate.
In my family it ends with me.
The juice from this watermelon. The strawberry/banana/watermelon & the pineapple/watermelon didn't stand a chance. We killed those jars however, I prepped juice for breakfast now no one can complain about only water to drink. I blended the watermelon w/ the seeds, love the vitamix 😁😁
Stay in, get your jammies and snuggle on the couch because we are sold out! Thanks Nashville and all of the tons of visitors who came from all over to taste The Southern V ! 🖤🖤🖤. We'll be up overnight getting ready to serve up more yum tomorrow! ☀️
THIS LUNCH YOU GUYS! Lemongrass, chili, and garlic tofu tossed in my homemade "fish" sauce, mint, basil, buchu chives, and then set on top of a rice noodle salad featuring our first ever batch of homemade sauerkraut and sprinkled with diced green plouts! I know it verges on bragging to be this obsessed with my own food but I've just being feeling so fantastic and inspired in the kitchen lately!! 💚
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Don't leave home without it!
No matter where I am, no matter the circumstances or situation, I've found this to be the greatest key to achieving greater! Some people have it, some don't! Thank Ra I've got plenty!!
For breakfast we're having corn tortillas stuffed with buchu chives and Korean sweet potato topped with tomato. I was going to make salsa but this tomato was honestly so beautiful I didn't want to do anything to it! No salt, no nothing, but still crazy delicious. The tortilla vendor wasn't at the market today but I was able to find tortillas that actually TASTE LIKE CORN at the store on the way home. Hooray!
My @greenersidestory cohost, Duane is out supporting the @boysandgirlsclubofbellport farmers market. Meanwhile, I spent the early afternoon doing my daughter's hair and trying to get her to nap before Lis takes her so I can get some much needed me time. I'm also going to begin some @mariekondo tidying. Clothing is actually easiest for me to discard since creating a #capsulewadrobe it's all of the art supplies, hand made cards and "will use later" items I struggle with retiring. Her books have been a great resource and I look forward to my space being a sanctuary that's easy, bright and a place where I can feel good about working on self development. WHAT WILL YOU GAIN WHEN YOU LET GO OF THINGS YOU NO LONGER NEED? TAG A FRIEND.
RECIPE: flavorful, quick, hearty leftover quinoa fried rice. Rich in minerals and protein. I sautéed a Vidalia onion, threw some mixed veggies to steam, seasoned with garlic powder, ginger powder, sea salt, tamari and cumin and voila. First meal of the day done.