I am now officially 24 hours into my new weight loss journey. I haven’t started the thyroid meds yet but I did start the Phentermine 37.5 mg/day in the morning. WOW I felt great yesterday. So great I finally took the air conditioner out of the living room window that I have dreaded doing for a few weeks. It is nice to have energy. So far the only side effect I have is the increased energy. I took it early enough that I slept very good, well by the time I finally fell asleep @ 1:00 am. I woke up full of energy and ready to go.
Then I dropped the french press full of coffee. EEKKKK!!!! Thank goodness for back up french presses. Come to think of it, I think my mood is even more chipper than usual. On the swing side it has also made me a little mushy. Well, I am not so sure if it is the meds making me mushy or if I am feeling emotional while processing the information I got from the Dr about my thyroid. Things I didn’t know that I partly wish I had known earlier and partly am glad I didn’t know. I just focus on my healthy and very smart toddler and then I don’t question a thing, until I lose focus.
Well off to work more on my book… Ahh yes, I have started compiling a top-secret book that I hope to have ready and in print before Christmas. 🙂
Here is more information I have found on Moringa. This plant gets more and more interesting the more I learn about it. For the last few years the World Health Organization has been helping to promote the plant for its nutritional value and health booting properties. Both water and alcohol based tinctures made from the leaves of the Moringa Tree have been able to fight off various bacterial infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Aeromonas cavaie, and Enterococcus faecalis but didn’t work on others. When the leaves are ingested either whole, ground or in powder form it has been clinically proven that the medicinal properties of the Moringa leaf balances the blood glucose levels and could also have a benefit to the insulin regulation in the body. The leaves can also be made into a paste and used on the skin to aid in the beatification process. There are so many health benefits to the leaves. The amount of iron is 3 times more than what is found in a single serving of spinach. This can help people with iron deficiency and anemia.
The Moringa roots bark from has been used to successfully treat post-menopausal epithelial ovarian cancer. It has been clinically proven to be the only herbal plant that benefits the female reproductive system because of the anti-tumor and female hormone properties it contains. The root bark however should not be taken by woman in the childbearing years or pre-menopausal because the chemicals in the root cause a fertilized egg not to be able to implant into the wall of the uterus. Therefore, the Moringa root bark has been used in some cultures as a natural form of birth control. It is a delicate balance because too much of the root bark can cause extreme uterine contractions and has caused fatalities when overdosed.
The Moringa Root Bark is not to be confused with the Moringa Leaf which is very healthy and packed with all kinds of good stuff.
NOTE TO SELF: Don’t take too close to bedtime… I was wide awake with a lot of energy. I didn’t fall asleep until about 2 am and not for a lack of trying.
Here is more information about Moringa. It is packed full of info on blood pressure, anti-aging and so much more … http://moringamalunggay.com/health-benefits.htm