I am honored to be chosen for this month's Diversity in AIP series! As most of you know, I have been dealing with Crohn's Disease for over 14 years. Overtime, my illness kept getting worse, and the list of food intolerances kept growing. Medications alone weren't working.
I tinkered with my diet and lifestyle until I found the Autoimmune Protocol. I still struggle with such an unpredictable disease, and it can be difficult when I am going against some of my culture and traditions (like refusing food from others). The more I work at it, the more I realize that what I am doing resonates with Islam. I have a deeper appreciation for the food and life that Allah (swt) has given me. #AIP allows me to live the good life again.
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🌀Fossil of the day 🐚
The name Ammonite comes from the Greek ram-horn God called Ammon. Ammonites are the most widely known fossil; they are cephalopods and first appeared in the seas 415 million years ago, in the form of a straight shelled creature known as Bacrites. During the Permian period (250million years ago), only 10% survived due to catastrophic events. They went on to flourish throughout the Triassic period, but at the end of this period (206 million years ago) all but one species died. Then they began to thrive from the Jurassic period until the end of the Cretaceous period when all species of ammonites became extinct.
Ammonite fossils are found on every continent. And come in every naturally occurring color. Because of their rapid evolution and wide spread distribution they are an excellent tool for indexing and dating rocks. If an ammonite is found in clay the clay will preserve the Ammonites mother-of-pearl luster.
Shell Structure~Most ammonites have coiled shells. The chambered part of the shell is called a phragmocone. It contains a series of progressively layered chambers called camerae, which were divided by thin walls called septae. The last chamber is the body chamber. As the ammonite grew, it added new and larger chambers to the opened end of the shell. A thin living tube called a siphuncle passed through the septa, extending from the body to the empty shell chambers. This allowed the ammonite to empty water out of the shell chambers by hyperosmotic active transport process. This process controlled the buoyancy of the ammonite's shell.
~The Navajo and Indians of the North American Plains carried ammonites in their medicine bags for health and good hunting. They called the ammonites buffalo stones because of their resemblance to the North American bison.During the fossilization process the sediment preserved the shell and enhanced the colors; to iridescent greens, reds, yellows and rare blues and violets.
In 1981 the International Colored Gemstone Commission recognized ammolite as a new organic gemstone. It is the rarest gemstone in the world. Only 1 out of 100 ammonite specimens is usable as ammolite.
Info via Cochise College.
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