Experimenting with Powders, Tinctures, and PillsPosted: March 11, 2014
To start off, there are absolutely no illegal drugs mentioned anywhere in this article. The title is a fun play on words. Fun. For laughs. Just that.
This has become my morning routine for the past week. On the far left is my morning smoothie. It contains kale, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, carrot juice, cherry juice, chia seeds, goji powder, maca powder, and water. In the middle back is a jar of organic unrefined coconut oil. In the front is a cilantro tincture. On the right is an herbal tea with silica powder. Not shown are my biotin and Chlorella supplements.
The kale smoothie just makes sense to me. Kale is really good for you but smells like dead dog, so the berries and fruit juices cover it up with tartness and antioxidants. Chia seeds and goji powder are tasteless and are there because they’re packed with fiber, protein, and vitamin A. Maca powder is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted and is used very sparingly. It’s good for “energy and balance”, as the product container says, but honestly, I only take it because Miranda Kerr takes it. She’s perfect, so she’s probably right about everything.
The coconut oil is a new thing that I’m trying. I’ve recently heard of “oil pulling“, which is when you swish liquid coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to draw out the toxins in your mouth and on your teeth. It’s a very icky feeling, but I’ll try anything once.
The cilantro tincture is supposed to work with the Chlorella to draw out heavy metals from my body and flush them out through bowel movements. It was suggested to me by a friend. I’m not even aware of what heavy metals do in your body, so I’ll save that for a future post. Again, I’ll try anything once.
The herbal tea is not even really tea; there are no actual tea leaves in herbal tea. I simply like the taste better than real caffeinated tea; also I’m trying to lower my caffeine intake from 20 mg to 0. I have a theory that if I eat very well and exercise, I won’t need extra outside energy to get me through the day. Yes, I aspire to be Chris Traeger.
The tea has powdered silica supplement in it. According to my mother, silica helps digestion and acts as a detoxifying agent. It has almost an unbearable chalky taste to it, which is barely covered up by the tea. I think it made my nails stronger.
I don’t have to explain myself this time, right? I just do these things. These supplements are sold and marketed to be indisputable good for you. If you google “silica supplement good“, you’ll find it. If you google “silica supplement bad“, you’ll find it. I’m not sure who to trust. For now, I can only trust my body’s reaction to them. Oh, the trials and tribulations of a newly-healthy-minded person.