Even fish need a clean home, don’t you?

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I’m currently sitting here at the island in my kitchen, where I tend to do the majority of my school work, watching my fish swim in circles because that is so much more entertaining than diving into wildlife and fisheries policy lectures. Although I’m kicking myself for two things:

  1. I should have began studying for this exam way sooner than this week.
  2. I really need to start cleaning my beta’s fish tank more often…

He is hunkered down in the corner staring at his stagnant disgusting water… between helping take care of a new (sick) puppy as well as my own dog and trying to keep on top of school work this busy semester, he normally just gets thrown food twice a day and ignored. I decided to take a break and clean the poor guys tank and in the process noticed he had gone from brilliant blue to a grey/white/red color. I had also noticed that he had stopped making his little bubble nests. I became worried; and a fish is a fish I mean what all can you really do? But I couldn’t take one more thing going wrong this week so I proceeded to clean his tank, put fresh water and conditioner in it then once it was ready let him slip back into his fresh clean home. It is now an hour later and he is happily swimming around and would you believe it he is right back to his brilliant beautiful blue!!

So now I am left here… still procrastinating… thinking… (2 words that can be very dangerous to me!)

I have begun to realize over the past 6 months that life can be very sensitive. Mother nature had this combination of life and health figured out, not just surviving… but thriving. When the world discovered cheaper, easier, and “better” ways to mimic mother nature, we fell into this pit of unhealthy, diseased, and medicinally reliant living… just to survive! Being a doctor is one of the highest paying jobs in America… the pharmaceutical companies make billions… animals are taken for granted and mass produced in unhealthy and unnatural ways to make a profit…crops are genetically modified to make a “better” crop for a better profit, who cares if it makes people sick… get the gist? Ive determined that it comes down to just a few stereotypes if you will.

  • Those who just simply don’t care about the side effects of their product and are greedy for money.
  • Those who think they are doing the better thing but lack the knowledge.
  • Those who just don’t care or don’t want to bother with it in general.
  • Those who want to do something, but don’t know what.

After talking to my lovely mother and doing some research of my own I decided to take my health into my own hands. I discovered I was lactose intolerant… so bye bye dairy. In all my research after seeing the way animals were treated just so I could have a convenient easy meal, and what they had to do to produce the way they did I decided to go one step further and cut out meat (I already didn’t like any meat except for steaks and fish anyways). I did it cold turkey.. I guess that is my personality. If I’m gonna do something by golly go big or go home, 100% or nothing at all! It was surprisingly not hard after I made that mental decision of “I want this” and “this is why…”. Besides having to relearn everything about food as I knew it and going though a major detox for a week or so (imagine PMS times 10…) it was just as if my body was saying thank you… you are finally listening! I still get tempted and I still give in time to time but my body reminds me by sending some rather… unpleasant and smelly symptoms of my slip up!

I will write more about my first details of the switch as time goes on because this would quickly turn into a book if I continued about my initial experiences!

I am now a vegan (loosely using that term for several reasons). I am slowly transitioning to using all natural products including herbal cures for ailments instead of relying on medicine. I am also now looking into feeding my dogs a raw diet (I mean when is the last time you saw a wolf knock at your front door and ask for kibble??).

I hope this blog will help someone who has questions about switching diets and beginning the journey of discovery for ultimate health!

“Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~ Hippocrates 

 

~Disclaimer~

{I’m not here to condone anyone, it is not my job and I simply will not concern myself with what you are doing… in other words: I DON’T CARE, but I wish for your best health (: ! So what I am here for and why I have started this blog was to share my experiences for those who are curious and want to learn. Wether you follow everything I do or you just take one thing or heck nothing at all, does not matter to me! I also am not a doctor, nutritionist, health guru, wise elder, or have knowledge of all wisdom so I am not telling you to do what I do! Every person is different so please pay attention to your own health and body to tell you what you need! I am only here to share my experiences! I love constructive criticism.. I am still learning and I enjoy hearing advice and experiences to become more knowledgeable. So don’t waste time leaving negative comments because you will only be wasting your own time. After all, haters gonna hate and potatoes are gonna potate and obviously I’m with the potatoes…}

~Shady

 

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