A friend of mine asked me recently. Johnson why are you always happy? I answered friend I have much to be happy for in my life. I cannot enumerate because the list is endless. I was bruised, battered, and broken however I refused to give up. I always believe in never ever to give up. For is not over until is over. A time in my life I was deprived of water and I had to drink urine. I remembered begging for Coca Cola and a generous police officer bought me one. I remembered when I had only one shoe adidas trainers and a relative wanted it and I gave it and worked barefooted.
I remembered sleeping with 16 people in one room and confined to an area with a violation attracting sanction. I remembered working in a farm picking flowers and paid peanuts and called a slave and not allowed to eat with them. I remembered losing my memory completely and was like a vegetable and Zombie combined. I remembered been giving an injection and it was like I was crushed by a Bulldozer because of the excruciating and agonising pain. I remembered being mocked and ridiculed.
Then came the antithesis I decided either to be down or get up and I decided on the latter. I remembered going to German lessons and not understanding a word but I was determined to succeed and I forged ahead. I remembered attending law lectures and seminars at Queen Mary experiencing thought block however I was determined to succeed. I remembered attending lectures at London South Bank and was confused albeit determined.
Conclusively my friend said "Whaoooooooooooo" I can now see the reason for your happiness. From nothing to something. He went on to say there is no testimony without a test. Dearest folks don't let anyone write you off. You can make it if you don't give up. Be tough like a Cookie!!
Healthy eating play a pivotal and pertinent role in mental health. Research shows people with mental health conditions especially those on antipsychotics medications are more likely to have their life span reduced by 25 years due to plethora of issues including metabolic syndrome a side-effect of taking antipsychotic. However this can be controlled by eating healthy especially fruits and vegetables.
Most antipsychotic medication induced hunger and care must be taken to eat wisely and healthily to minimise damage to ones health. I was once obese due to an antipsychotic medication. I could not stop eating and I was mostly eating junk food and my cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar went over the roof. Until the medication was changed I have to be on antihypertensive medication however today I know better because of my acquired knowledge and listening to other people who suffered similar problem.
Folks I know is not easy to change ones eating habit however considering the longterm effect of binge and unhealthy eating especially when on some antipsychotic medication. I will strongly advice medication review as well as eating healthy. I benefited from Aripripazole and my food cravings is minimal. I must put a caveat here that what work for me may not work for you however let us endeavour to watch what we eat. Kudos to Jamie Oliver and others for promoting healthy eating.