Getting Healthy


Getting healthy takes a lot when you have a chronic illness.  I believe a holistic approach is best.  Our bodies are amazing and everything is connected.  So just looking at one area or system may not help.  Look at everything together.  

Eating   Drinking  Exercising Socializing ♥ Cleansing ♥ Cleaning ♥

Healing Treatments ♥ Mindfulness ♥ 

NUTRITION:  EATING AND DRINKING


At one point on my healing journey I was diary, gluten and sugar free.  Now I am 99% dairy free, and limit processed sugar.  I also don’t take artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers such as aspartame and MSG.  MSG is hidden in many foods.  Even when a restaurant (Chinese) states they don’t have MSG in their foods its usually not true.  Most people don’t know the hidden sources of MSG.  Here are a few links:

I love juicing green drinks every day. I have a variety of ones I like and add in apple or pear as well.   I use only organic fruits and vegetables.

I drink lemon water as well.  Organic lemons only.

If you want to try to eat clean and if you need help doing a 21-Sugar Detox I recommend contacting Katie. Check out her website at Clean Eating with Katie.

EXERCISING


Walking is one of the best exercises.  It’s easy and gets me outside.  I also do light hiking and I am ready now to get back to the gym for yoga and weights.

SOCIALIZING

Having a good support system when you have a chronic illness is so important.  It’s really essential to getting better.  I am really lucky to have a supportive husband and family and great friends.  There’s nothing like a lunch or dinner with the girls!  I do love connecting with everyone through social media but getting out with friends is extremely important.

♥ Husband ♥ Family ♥ Friends ♥ Animals ♥

BODY & HOME PRODUCTS for CLEANSING and CLEANING


Years ago I switched my cosmetics and facial and body cleansers to natural products and over the years I have found new products I love.   I switched my cleaning products and require my house cleaner to only use my products and only my vacuum cleaner.  I use natural makeup products and all my soaps, shampoos and conditioners and toothpaste are all natural.  Check out a few articles about chemicals to avoid.  Don’t panic – make slow changes.  

FACE WASH

TOXINS 

STAY AWAY FROM THESE INGREDIENTS

THIS FOR REAL ABOUT LUSH


PRODUCTS I HAVE ENJOYED

  • 100% Pure – I’ve been using these products for years.  I love their products!
  • OSEA Malibu – I discovered this company at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in 2015.   I love the Ocean Cleansing Mudd and the Essential Corrective Complex.
  • Schmidts Naturals for toothpaste and deodorant
  • Wyld Skin Care – I love the sponges.
  • Hanalei Company – I love the Island Aloe Gel and Lip Scrub and Treatment.
  • Kalos Skin
  • Simple Sugars
  • Susan Posnick
  • Kesh NaturalsReally nice lip balm and cream.

HOME PRODUCTS

My Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe:

Mix together the following three items:   (1) Shred 1 bar of Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Soap (what ever scent you like),  (2) 1 cup of Borax and (3) 1 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda.  I use only 1 tablespoon per wash.  Because of the mold in our house we had to wash everything with borax but I sometimes still use it.  You can make the detergent with borax if you prefer.  Also, ditch the dryer sheets and use wool balls.  You can add any pure essential oil on the balls before you throw them in the dryer.  You can make them or buy them at stores. 

Here is a list of some companies cleaning products I like:

Method 

EO Products

ECOS Laundry Detergent

Seventh Generation 

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day

HEALING TREATMENTS


I am not a doctor so check with your doctor before starting any treatments.  These are some I have tried and some I still do.

Ozone

Acupuncture

Reiki

Floating

Rebounding

Lymphatic and Relaxation Massage

Meditation

Dry Brushing for the Lymphatic System

Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas is one of my FAVORITE treatments.  It’s not bad at all and you do it at home by yourself so it’s really easy.  My doctor and many in lyme patients highly recommended me doing these.  I can’t believe all the benefits and conditions that can heal from coffee enemas.   Here are some articles that give good information.  And check out My Progress page for what I do.  Enjoy your CoffeeE!!  

Gutsy – Caroline

Mind Body Green

Raw Wisdom

HoneyColony – 10 Amazing Benefits of Coffee Enemas

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these products or others you like.  As always……more to come.