We get told to recycle just about everything but I am not entirely convinced.
Carotid. It says something, it tells of the carotid arteries or carotuses. The ones running up the neck to the head.
A friend was diagnosed with it recently, not the first in my circles, either. It came as a shock as this person is on #LCHF diet and never looked better. In fact, she is approaching sixty but had shed much excess weight, has a healthy skin glow and a vibrancy my wife and I had never seen in the eleven years we knew her.
Of course, what she has been diagnosed with, has nothing to do with her healthy #LCHF diet at all. It really is collateral damage resulting from lifestyles of yesterdecades.
The build-up op fatty deposits in the neck arteries didn’t happen overnight and occurred slowly over six decades. When we are younger, we lay the foundation of our future health.
Gilgamesh, the original author of Ecclesiastes, wrote something recorded by Solomon:
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw near, when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them;” Before the sun, the light, the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain; in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look out of the windows are darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; yes, they shall be afraid of heights, and terrors will be on the way; and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goes to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets:
There come days that we will long back to the days of our youth, if only we had the opportunity to reverse damage inflicted by our own hand.
It is sort of interesting that I was in the kitchen of another friend’s home when the news broke. I am diabetic and it gave me some shock.
Then, to my utter horror, I saw a flask of old sunflower oil collected for re-use – and obviously not the first time, either. Cause and Result in one second.
So many lesser informed housewives tend to do this – it is an ancient yet very much expired practice hailing back to centuries ago when oil was dearly expensive.
This is not necessary today as oil, if one really needs to use it in the first place, is really quite cheap – except in the mind of stubborn tradition.
So many people suffer from diseases only caused by toxic waste in the kitchen. Take a flask of oil, 750ml. If you really need to have it, just buy less of something else and it is easily financed. More so if their is anything wanted but not needed in your shopping basket.
I had five or six or seven strokes in my life – don’t really count them. One was more severe, others less so. Over the past year, I had two. I am qualified to judge from own experience.
If you were the one with the damage to the carotid arteries, what would your advice be to anyone re-using oil once, or worse, over and again?
Finally, carotid disease is caused by various things, mostly related to unhealthy lifestyles. Don’t just blame old oil; it was just a weird coincidence that I had this horrific experience yesterday.
A woman will slowly kill her loved ones and herself for the sake of a few drops of oil.
Does the Spirit of God use old oil? No, only the best would do. Let your life reflect anointing with His oil. Not just bodily.
Some things should not be recycled.