As I try to reestablish my life after prison, I noticed that even though I found a decent job and my writing career is in full swing, my productivity was suffering. I was becoming lazy, tired and felt an overall draining. I tried to research my symptoms and realized that I was hungrier faster than I should have been. I would eat and even after a few minutes, I would feel hungry again. I tried to ignore it, but as the hour went on, I experienced pain in my head, stomach and eyes. The pain in my eyes made it hard to focus. The only solution that I could come up with is to fix my hunger pains.
After some research, I found online that avocados contribute to a satiety or sense of fullness, which helps to stop hunger pains. I bought some and notice the positive results and decided that guacamole would be more versatile for my snacking habits. The brand I chose was “Yucatan Guacamole,” which 95% of its content is avocado. Although my pains weren’t as bad, they were still there.
A quest to find more foods that would help me with satiety began. I came across Chia Seeds that I found at Vitamin Shoppe. Not only did I get the same satiety benefits as avocado, but I noticed an increase in focus and sharpness. In fact, I’ve also noticed my compulsive behaviors have also minimized. Chia seeds have high amounts of Omega-3, protein, and fiber. I looked up the Omega-3 and learned that they improve brain function as they improve focus and moods. I found a Walgreens version of the Omega-3, which was recommended from WebMD.
Since I was already on this path, I began looking up a better root based supplement. I had been using ginger roots in order to improve my root chakra. The root chakra is the foundation of the chakra system and if I can correct any imbalances, then the other six chakras are easily corrected. I had previously learned that root based plants were a great way to strengthen this chakra. My search led me to Rhodiola Rosea. Also, according to Cognitune: Smarter Health website, Rhodiola Rosea is a Scandinavian herb that “promotes cognitive and physical vitality.” As I took the supplement, I noticed an increase in my productivity, focus, happiness and I was more relaxed. For more information on this amazing supplement, please click here.
Another supplement I take is Boron to help remove fluoride from my body. Then I added a multivitamin to a Naked’s Green Machine smoothies for more vitamins and energy. I’ve also decided to test out Ginkgo Biloba extract, but I didn’t notice a huge difference with it.
All in all, it looks like my daily supplements will now be the Rhodiola extract, a multivitamin, and Omega-3 fish oil concentrate. I also work out for about five to ten minutes. Sometimes I do it twice a day. This helps me not to sit for a long period of time in one place. Moving around aids blood circulation. So far I have been doing this for about one month and I’m still seeing positive results. The question now is should I keep improving or just maintain the results?
**Update: I have been adding marjoram and lavender essential oils to canola oil. This combination not only gives me the Omega-3’s I need, but it adds to my relaxation and really calms me. I will be experimenting with Rhodiola and theanine to see how that works for me.
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