Why I No Longer Eat a Fully Plant Based Diet

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As many of you know, I’m no longer strictly eating a plant-based diet. While I experienced some amazing benefits, I also ran into two issues that compromised the quality of my life – low histamine response and dental issues.The dental issues involved cavities and infections which decreased during my plant-based diet journey but never fully went away. The low histamine response showed up during the last three months of my plant-based diet journey. I would break out in intense hives and get a headache and/or earache whenever I consumed avocados, soy, wine, nuts, sweet fruit like bananas, grapes, and pineapple, lucama, or maca.

Years ago, I remember visiting my grandmother who lived in a senior citizens home. People would stop by her house to eat and swore that not only was her food amazing, it was healing. One common dish she prepared was beef roast and rice. She put the broth over the rice and the flavor…

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Bone Broth – An Elixir of Life

Herb Culture University

Sometimes, the answers to great health are right in front of your face. My grandmother made the best broth ever and everyone felt better when they consumed it. I had no idea what she was feeding us back in the day but now, I know that bone broth contains easily digestible nutrients such as like magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, glycine, proline, and amino acids. It’s really just stock, you know, the base for soup. It can help reduce or eliminate joint and gut pain, enhance the quality of your skin, nails, and hair, reduce the appearance of cellulite, boost your immune system, and much, much more. While this has not been scientifically proven, my family and I are living witnesses! I guess Grandma does know best. Here’s the recipe.



  • 2 large beef bones (preferably from grass-fed cows)
  • 2-5 chicken necks (preferably from pastured chickens)
  • 2 chicken livers (preferably from…

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August 2015 OSU OGUN

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August 2015 OSU OGUN

1 Sango/Oya
2 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
3 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
4 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
5 Sango/Oya
6 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
7 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
8 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
9 Sango/Oya
10 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
11 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
12 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
13 Sango/Oya
14 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
15 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
16 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
17 Sango/Oya
18 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
19 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
20 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
21 Sango/Oya
22 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
23 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
24 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
25 Sango/Oya
26 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
27 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
28 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
29 Sango/Oya X
30 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
31 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon

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I Looked At A Rapist In The Mirror And Saw Him Smiling Back.


*This piece has been published with permission of the referenced ex-partner. Other relationships may have been slightly altered to protect specific identities.*

The first time I was sexually assaulted I must have been 9 or 10 years old.

I was violated by two family friends who were brothers and who would have been about 14 and 15.

Or maybe that was the second time.

The first time might have been by an older female cousin around the same time. She pressured me to go into a closet and make out with her. I think we may have done more, but I don’t like to think about that.

I didn’t object to any of these interactions. I was too young for that to matter, of course, but it was difficult for me to make sense of the fact that I consented without having the agency to do so, thus I had…

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Updates! 74 Days and Counting!

I am still working out every day! I mean every day! No skipping days. It is such a regular part of my life that I am forgetting to come here and write anything. I love the way my body is responding and how much it is part of my life now at day 74 of consistently working out.

Hope I am inspiring someone…..

Still At It

The one thing I have noticed about working out on a regular basis, is that my body really feels good and is moving on a different vibe stream right now. I can feel my systems in my body working much better according the workout I did the night before. Yes I workout at night. I do wish I could get up at 4am and workout. Ah, but alas, I am normally sleep at that time and not willing to do it. Still I am dedicated to completing my workout daily. I will modify it if I am tired, but no matter what I am working out.

October rages on!

How Do You Feel Awesome?

I have so many ways I like to feel awesome. One of them is eating better. Another is having and assortment of moisturizer, lotions, body butters, and body oils. I also love good wooden utensils in my kitchen… makes me feel good and happy as I stir when cooking.

We have to find the little things that make our hearts sing everyday, because not everyday is filled with life changing occurrences that are filled with happiness. Life can be pretty routine, but to cherry pick moments to feel awesome about is truly the spice of life.

It is fall… time to make some soup. I also love cooking….

Happy Fall Everyone!