Health in a plant

 

Tonight, actually it’s 12:10pm. I went outside, to my potted garden to get a leaf off my aloe vera plant. I’ve been reading about aloe being good for everything thing, including stomach problems, lowering blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, giving you an acidic something as cancer does not survive in an acidic environment (I don’t believe that, but anyway). Also the inside skin of the leaf is good for your skin.

Well as I like to try all things healthy, I tried to cut a leaf from my 10 plus year old plant it actually broke as it is bitterly cold outside at the moment it . I trimmed the end and used the potato peeler down the sides and cut it in two. Then I used a teaspoon to scoop out the gel, I then put the gel in one container and the skin in another.

So I used one piece of the fresh skin on my face, it was still quite cold from being outside it felt good. They say that it is good for your skin as it softens and is helpful for acne, as I now have breakouts on my face (due to the change) and sensitive skin I’ll give this a try.

I also uses 2 teaspoons of gel in the #vitamix, 1/4 cup of mango, 1/2 a cucumber, 1 cup of water and added 2 teaspoons of powder equal as it was a bit bitter at first taste. I will try using both of these the leaf on the skin and the gel in a smoothie for a month and see if it helps.

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Diabetes is my problem

 

Don’t you hate it when you go to the Dr, and they blame your Diabetes for every thing. “I have a cold” Dr. It’s your Diabetes., ” I have female problems” Dr. it’s your Diabetes ect..

Who knew that diabetes could give you a extremely painful frozen shoulder? Ive had extremely bad pain in my left shoulder, neck, elbow and wrist for a little over 5 months now ( I don’t visit the Dr much, just for me refills). Ive put up with the pain as I have previously had calciferous tendinitis in my right shoulder, but this felt different. Ive also had both my wrists operated on previously, due to carpal tunnel syndrome and tendon problems. Now the left wrist has the tendon poking thru again.

Well I’ve now been told that uncontrolled be sugar levels contribute to encapsulated  (frozen shoulder). The pain is unbearable at times, I am still working. My husband does not understand the pain, I am having problems cooking, cleaning, folding clothes ect.. But work this week will kill me, as I have to lift quiet heavy display tables, and process food for demonstration. I love my job, working with customers showing them the different things a Vitamix can do (this is one of the Great loves of my life #vitamix) other than coffee.

Would I have listened to a Dr if they had told me this could happen? probably not. But don’t you want to kick yourself when you findout that you have contributed to the pain you are now in.

Honey Almond Slice

Ingredients

Base

65g butter melted or olive oil

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

2/3 cup plain flour

1/2 cup almond meal

Almond Topping

80g butter

2 tbs honey

1 cup flaked almonds

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C, grease and line a 25cm slice pan
  2. in a large bowl, combine all base ingredients. Press into slice pan and bake for 12 minutes until light brown. Set aside to cool.
  3. Prepare the almond topping by conbining the butter and honey in a small saucepan and gently simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in flaked almonds and spread the warm topping evenly over the base.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool, slice into squares.