Updated: Oct 27
Intuition has a peculiar way of settling in the depths of our being, right there in the gut, where we often experience those feeling, feelings. It's like the life force that flows at the very roots of our existence, nurturing our tree and bearing fruits season after season. A clean and healthy gut, is the cornerstone of a holistic and vibrant life. It's where our bodies and minds gather the nourishment needed to thrive.
Now, the tricky part is distinguishing between a gut feeling and mere indigestion. How do you tell if it's your intuition calling or just a pesky gas bubble? Well, that's the eternal conundrum, isn't it?
In my recent journey walking hand in hand with Mother Earth through the wilds of Detroit, I found myself drawn to certain plants. These aren't just any plants, mind you, but those guided by a mysterious spirit, the kind of intuition that leads you to their embrace. Take the thistle, for instance. It's a rugged survivor, thriving in the nooks and crannies of the city's jungle, untouched by human hands or critters' curiosity. Its thorny exterior guards the precious milk hidden deep within its roots and stems. The roots, they grow so deep, it's almost as if they've been eavesdropping on secrets whispered by the Earth herself.
Now, foraging in the city requires a certain finesse, and my trusty switchblade usually gets me by. But for the feisty ones with roots that plunge into the very heart of the Earth, I've had to double back and bring a few more tools. What makes these plants worth the extra effort, you ask? Well, it's not just for us but for the plant itself. It's a mutual respect, a testament to the deep-rooted tenacity of nature.
Milk thistle, a plant I've known for years, has been tugging at my spirit lately. So I decided to heed the call and dive deeper into our relationship. As I began working with this prickly wonder once again, I couldn't help but wonder about any new potential. Research led me down an unexpected path, unveiling the incredible possibility of milk thistle in combatting the virus that's been causing havoc in our lives, the one responsible for Covid-19. Yes, you heard it right! An invasive plant, often deemed illegal in some states, harbors qualities that can stand tall against these viruses. It's like nature's unsung hero.
I must admit, the scientific jargon in the research can make your head spin, and the tested plant species weren't exactly local, but sometimes you just have to trust your gut. In the past, I've used milk thistle for liver detox, but this time, it's like I've uncovered a new layer of its potential. I have this inkling that it might be capable of cleansing the gut, clearing the path for our intuition to flow freely. And in light of insights gleaned from firsthand accounts of clients, friends, as well as reports from reputable news sources, it has come to my attention that the latest iteration of the SARS virus manifests itself in gastrointestinal symptoms. Remarkably, through my work with milk thistle, I have ascertained that its therapeutic effects initiate from the very core of the stomach, potentially influencing one's overall well-being. I am not a scientist with a high-tech lab, but I always find solace in working with these plants, honestly. And I intend to continue doing so, uncovering truths that will cover us all.
In this ever-evolving world, the gut is more than just a digesting machine; it's a source of wisdom, intuition, and the foundation of our overall well-being. My journey with the resilient thistle plant amidst the streets of Detroit serves as a reminder of the unsung champions of nature, those who guard their treasures in the deep recesses of the Earth. The fight against Covid-19, well, it's ongoing, and the discovery of milk thistle's potential in this battle is a testament to the wonders of the natural world. So, as I delve deeper into the mysteries of plants like the milk thistle, I'm constantly awed by the beauty of these silent, deep-rooted protectors of our world, safeguarding what's truly special.
(Once again y'all, I'm just a person who likes to forage and make shit with what I find. I cannot/do not diagnose or prescribe. Here's some of the research I've come across: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7764432/)
PS, PS... I think this podcast episode sort of goes with this post, so I'll leave this here too: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6qqrrSZqYkuqkpW0FsUqPE?si=mj15q-LxQEuKsV-iOe4OJQ