Drink a Green Drink

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SoundCloud: BNN Bees News Network – Sep 22 2013 – Episode No. 1 “Drink a Green Drink

Hear this piece as a recorded audio blog podcast, with show host “Alisha Bee”, at the newly-launched BNN Bees News Network; online exclusively at SoundCloud.

“Drink a Green Drink”

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott 

This coming Thanksgiving marks the one year anniversary that my lifestyle changed forever.  Last November, I was living in east Oakland CA (Fruitvale).  As I visited Mesa AZ for my family’s annual Thanksgiving feast, I was already cognizant that my hair was brittle and falling out.  My skin was aging rapidly, I was losing weight, and I was unable to stop that from happening.  I did not tell anyone about what I noticed, because I felt so upset about it.  Even though I was the only one that could tell that my hair was brittle and falling out, I was accustomed to looking younger than my age, and I was becoming boney thin.  I was very unhappy.

I took several modern medical tests in the office of an experienced holistic nurse practitioner, the day of my flight back to CA from AZ.  Test results from an in-office thermographic scan revealed that I was the owner of a toxic kidney, and living with blood that was full of heavy metals.  The report listed the degree of my kidney toxicity as “severe”.  The report also listed that I had a bacterial infection in my abdomen, with signs of wheat and dairy allergies, and poor overall circulation.  I was poisoned, inside.  I thought, “Um… what the…??!!”  And thus, my reality and perspective instantly changed.

Poisoned At Home

Sitting in my nurse’s office, reviewing and discussing my test results, I felt very confused and fearful of what I needed to do next.  I realize now that my confusion was steeped in the mystery of what I had done “wrong to make all of this happen”.  Living in the Bay Area without a vehicle, I had walked to and fro, on an almost daily basis.  And, I looked fit.  Wasn’t that healthy?  Without personal transportation or much money for food, I had been actively trying to avoid the nastiest of the fallible east Oakland ghetto food supply (whenever possible).  But, instinctually I knew that the low-quality meats, produce, and sugar snacks that I had been consuming were part of the problem.

Before I left her office that day, my nurse practitioner and I discussed the various ways that I had likely developed the heavy metals poisoning.  The short answer: at home; in my own space.  You see, I had been living at the infamous Vulcan Studios in the east Oakland ghetto.  I had been practicing life in a tightly-knit community that (still) houses 150+ of the west coast’s finest artists, musicians, and professional entertainers.  My home was vitally important to my emotional well-being.  I loved the variety and diversity of the Vulcan community.

While I had been living at the Vulcan, I learned from official city bulletins and local community residents that I was living in an area built upon and surrounded by dumped industrial waste.  I had also learned that the water supply was unhealthy.  I knew that the Vulcan warehouse buildings had once been foundries (metal melting buildings).  It is likely that metal particulates are still present in the buildings, and in the air.  To top it off, my nervous system was already imbalanced from a traumatic event, and I was experiencing very high levels of anxiety every day.  

Pleased to have been validated in my health concerns, and finally diagnosed (just barely avoiding all sorts of disasters), I flew back to Oakland.  I remember wanting nothing more than to make all of the bad news about my body and living situation disappear.  I was heart-broken at the realization that the fastest way for me to stop damaging my body was to move out of my home at the Vulcan.  But, I was going to have to do the healing work and I was going to have to move away from my friends and community.  There was no way around it.  Without health insurance, I was now tasked to literally save my own life.  

Internal Health

Since the intensity of that confusing time last November 2012, I have actively participated in the positive alteration of my lifestyle.  My general intention and focus to heal and thrive has allowed me to begin discovering the benefits of food as medicine.  As humans, we ALL have one thing in common: food.  Even if you are a spiritual master that consumes energy from the sun, you still require some food.  

My destroyed health was a blessing in disguise, and I find it exciting that my personal health and wellness goals have fully intersected with my life’s work to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.  Without bees, we do not have nourishing foods available to prevent our guts and organs from toxicity and decomposition.  

Reality Check

Throughout my early life, I competed in both individual and team sports.  As an adult I have remained athletic, and have “tried to stay in-shape”.  The more I learn about actual health, the more I am learning that being in-shape externally — that is, how you look — may relate very little to your actual internal health.  Without proper nutrition, even if YOU are a fit, thin, beautiful human, you are likely still unhealthy.  Especially, and simply, just by living in a modern America.  

Currently, I am enjoying work as a consultant in residency with Rejuvenation and Performance Institute (RPI) at Grace Grove in the Sedona AZ area.  And recently, my colleague, Emily Neumann presented me with a mid-morning “green drink” (blended foods beverage).  Emily’s health-wise beverage contained yellow chard, carrots, parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, ginger, and collard greens.  

Did my mid-morning green drink taste sweet?  No, not particularly.  Did it make me feel high, and full of energy?  Yes.  Was it my favorite meal ever?  No.  

Green Drink © 2013 Alisha M. Forrester Scott

Green Drink © 2013 Alisha M. Forrester Scott

Lifestyle and Education Upgrades

I am learning to be brave, literally trust my gut (which is no longer inflamed from gluten and dairy intake), and be more present and disciplined.  As I work diligently with RPI to progress their humanitarian agenda to detoxify bodies, I look forward to experiencing the realities of real internal health, and sharing all of the results and benefits that I experience.

It is a fact that, simply by living in a modern America, I have been legally exposed to GMOs, tainted water (stop using fluoride products and stop drinking your tap water!), and chemical hazards on a daily basis.  I am amazed at all of the bona fide, scientific information about anatomy and wellness that I was never taught.  The amazement that I feel has inspired me to research a variety of detoxifying diets and therapies that are completely new to me.  Using discernment and medically-competent combinations of these diets and therapies, I am learning to live outside of the modern realities of the Standard American Lifestyle.

Am I proud to be consciously living a reality that is separate from that which I had been shown?  Yes.  Do I feel compelled to begin sharing my new conscious and health-wise reality with others that are literally sick and tired of being sick and tired?  100%.

SoundCloud: BNN Bees News Network – Sep 22 2013 – Episode No. 1 “Drink a Green Drink

Hear this piece as a recorded audio blog podcast, with show host “Alisha Bee”, at the newly-launched BNN Bees News Network; online exclusively at SoundCloud.


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