The Actual Work Faithful Heat Did This Summer

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I know I posted a few pictures earlier… but thought I would show what “Faithful Heat” could do at a moment’s notice…

Yep… That’s a lot of meat. And moderation saves the day–every time.

Side Note: This post was created using my phone and the Jetpack app. It has a few limitations, but still doable.

Ways to Reduce Water Retention

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Since I’ve been back in my hometown, I’ve noticed I’ve been putting on weight… and my ankles look swollen. 🤨 In doing a few searches online, I discovered it could be from water retention. So, I thought I’d write an article about it.

There was one particular article found on that I thought was very interesting.  It’s was called 6 Ways to Reduce Water Retention (Edema).

Edema, water retention, happens when excessive fluid is retained in the circulatory system or within tissues—causing swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, and legs.  There are several potential causes for this.  Hormonal changes, lack of physical activity, kidney disease, obesity, and even allergies are a few that I’ll mention.  The article I mentioned above names others as well.

My concern at the moment is with my ankles–so I was looking at ways of addressing that issue.  If you have a concern with water retention, please check with your doctor (if you have one), to make sure it’s not a serious condition associated with why you’re retaining water, otherwise there are a few things you can try to maybe help reduce the amount of water being retained.

NOT Drinking water is NOT THE ANSWER.  Surprisingly, you may not be drinking enough water to begin with—which adds to the problem of fluid retention.  So, one option to address fluid retention should be: DRINK MORE WATER.

Other things to try:

  1. Exercise more. Who wants to do that right? …lol.  Subtle changes can make big differences.  Consciously add more movement and activity to your daily routine.  Do things that you will enjoy and know that you will continue to do. Then continue to add other things to your daily routine.
  2. Eat less salt/sodium. No doubt this is hard…cause salt tastes so good. I know. Enjoy it in moderation.
  3. Eat more fruit and vegetables. I read that eating fruit high in potassium like bananas, tomatoes or avocados could help reduce the fluid retention. Eating other fruit like peaches, watermelon and cucumber could also help.  Of course, eating a variety of fruit and vegetables can help with a lot of issues and get you looking right.
  4. Eating herbs or making teas like dandelion tea could be a natural diuretic to add to your mix. I was surprised to find out how many edible things just grow out there in the yard.   I think you should absolutely investigate and learn about plants before you make a tea or soup out of it, but there are a surprisingly number of good plants that are helpful and used to be used as home remedies, but today we call them weeds or flowers.

There is a lot more information about this topic to be found in the links below.  I just wanted to write a few notes on what I found to get you started.

Thanks for reading and I hope you keep coming back to the site and exploring.  Tell your people about me and contribute to our grow!  ✊🏾



Stop Retaining Water…By Drinking More Water

Google Search about Water Retention

Some Days are Meant for Gathering

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image of feet up sitting on the beachSome days are meant for gathering. Many of you know this already. You may not call it that–or even realize that is what you are doing. But for me, gathering days are crucial. I used to think I was being lazy or wasting time, but in actuality I was allowing me to get in contact with my surroundings, recharging my idea pool and just letting things go.

It reminded me of when some folk fall asleep in church –then “explain” they were either meditating or resting their eyes. lol… But, it’s true. You need times like that and you should not feel guilty about having them.  Listening to music, talking to a friend, meditating—they all count; as do many other activities or no activity at all.

Whenever you get to read this—I hope you decide to live your best life!  Amen.


Don’t Take the Money Bernie!

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Bernie should not take Bloomberg’s money!  He has a strong support of the people.  And simply put, if Bernie takes the money, and loses, then his principles are gone, and the fight would have been for naught.  If Bloomberg wants to spend his money to help Democrats win, he can run commercials with the same energy—minus himself.

This is the lesson the rest Read More

Democratic Elected Officials and the @DNC are Constantly Saying What They CANNOT Do, MOVE!! Get Out The Way.

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Democratic Elected Officials and the @DNC are constantly saying what they can not do. Then, MOVE!!!!!!!! get out the way.

Epilogue:  I think it’s way past the time for the actual truth to come out about our great country and its policies.  I love America, I served in its Armed Forces,  I vote.  Therefore, I think Read More