Fresh plantain leaves, chewed and applied to bug bites, such as bee stings and mosquito bites, effectively reduce swelling, itching and pain. Wrap and tie a cloth over the poultice to keep it in place. See Botanicals section in Ingredients chapter for more information on plantain.
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My ability to exercise was severely impacted leading up to surgery, and post-surgery I was unable to do much exercise at all for a long time. As a ‘makeup and fitness influencer’, this had a huge impact on me mentally.
Old wounds opened up. I started having awful dreams that related to the abuse I had suffered as a child. And my daughter was now at the age I had been then, so I became really protective not wanting to ever leave her by herself in case something happened to her.
My mind was going to all sorts of dark places, and I was really paranoid any time she was away from family. I was having the same disturbing dreams so often that I began to confuse what was happening in them with real life, and became convinced that even Gabe was in danger. I began to lean on alcohol again, self-medicating.
Things got dark pretty quickly. And physically, I was getting out of shape.