Friday I turned 34! Wow, time sure flies. I've been through some serious illnesses in the last year. One would be Occipital Neuralgia. This is like a headache in the nerves. Medicine through the Neurologist cured that. Expensive. I had thryoid issues. Big bills for Urgent Care and testing. I've even dealt with arthritis. For the first 10 years of my marriage I had major UTI problems that led to kidney damage. I was one baby away from kidney dialysis. in fact, while pregnant with my sixth, I landed in the hospital for a week completely unconscious. Why did I have my 7th baby after I was told it would kill me? Complete healing of God. In four years, not only have I not had any kidney problems since a pastor praying for me, but I've only had one UTI from dehydration that healed quickly and never returned since. I've NEVER had a UTI that didn't go to my kidneys. The next test was having a baby. I had her free and clear. Not ONE issue. In fact, I no longer need a high risk doctor for having babies. Kinda sad about that because I have one of the best doctors in the state that is hard to get. So if God is a healer, I have began to look into His very own creation. Eating better, and exercising more. He made the plants and the animals. Why am I going to so much processed foods? Am I the cause of alllllll my health issues I've had in 14 years? YES!!! When I found out I had arthritis I looked up vitamins that could cure it. Well, I found fish oil and glucosamine, calcium, and vitamin D would do the trick. Sure enough, I am not walking funny in the morning and biting my lip from the pain. I no longer need my handicap hang tag for my van mirror. That was embarrassing for me. I'm in my early thirties and should not be dealing with arthritis.
|My kids visiting sick mommy in the hospital. I couldn't even talk to them because I was completely out. Was very sick and could have died that week.|
This weekend Charles and I tried a 48 hour detox. ON MY BIRTHDAY. (What was I thinking?) No cake! We took the kids to Whole Foods and used the recipe from Doctor Oz's website. Be prepared because its a bit expensive. WHY does a burger from McDonalds only cost $1 when my healthy vegetables cost me a fortune? This is sooooo twisted. It cost $120 for 2 days worth of vegetables. Whoa! I did not go to a regular grocery store where I might have gotten a better deal for a good reason. Plus, some items would not be available at a regular store.
Here is an idea of what we did. Just two of them.
1/2 cup pineapple
2 large cucumbers
1 bunch of kale, stems removed (4 cups chopped)
1/2 lemon squeezed
1/4 inch of ginger
1 bunch of mint (1/2 cup)
Put in juicer!
1/2 cup almond or hemp milk (plain/unsweetened)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia
1/4 frozen blueberries
It wasn't too bad at first but then by the second day I felt really foggy. I could hardly do simple tasks. Turns out it was because my body is getting rid of the toxins. If I had kept going, the energy and clear mind would of came. The frustrations of forgetting a few items and having to getting ready for church on the weekend made me give up on the last part of the second day. Charles and I were just hungry and at least only ate some meat and nothing else bad. Very costly to do this! However, I dropped three pounds over night like it was nothing. Had I kept going, it would have been more and more. I might not ONLY do a detox for 2-10 days but I would like to do this for breakfast every morning.
3 really good documentaries I would recommend:
Hungry for Change