Getting healthy takes a lot when you have a chronic illness and so many infections inside you. But, I believe it needs to be approached holistically so I have decided to look at everything in my life and everything I put in my body.
♥ Eating ♥ Drinking ♥ Exercising ♥ Socializing ♥ Cleansing ♥ Cleaning ♥
♥Healing Treatments ♥ Mindfulness ♥
NUTRITION: EATING AND DRINKING
I am now trying to follow the Medical Medium book by Anthony William. Great book! I highly recommend it. I have begun more juicing of vegetables I never knew were so nutritious, like celery.
Previously I was just staying away from foods I am sensitive to but I didn’t notice a difference so I’m just trying to stay away from sugar and gluten and I’ve been allergic to the protein in cow’s milk since I was a kid so I stay away from cow stuff too. I was tested for gluten sensitivity and Celiac and it was negative so I wasn’t staying away from wheat in the past so we’ll see if it really helps. Sugar causes inflammation and fuels diseases so I know staying away from that is good too.
Also, I don’t take artificial sweeteners and flavor enhancers such as aspartame and MSG. MSG is hidden in many foods. Even when a restaurant (Chinese) or store (i.e., Whole Foods) states they don’t have MSG in their foods it’s not true. Most people don’t know the hidden sources of MSG. Here are a few links:
Lemon water in the morning is the best!
I’m also hiring a clean eating consultant to help me with meal planning to try and make cooking and shopping for food easier. Check out her website at Clean Eating with Katie.
Walking is one of the best exercises. I try to walk everyday and meet with my personal trainer a couple of times a week. I’m thinking of restarting my gym again too. Check my personal trainer at BBM Wellness. She also does Light Lipo and Nutritional Counseling. Try to do something everyday.
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 night out with the girls! I also have reconnected with some local friends than also have illnesses and am so happy for that because we can support each other and learn from each other on our path to getting healthy. 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 now all my soaps, shampoos and conditioners are only natural products. Check out a few articles about chemicals to avoid. Don’t panic – make slow changes. You don’t need much soap, shampoo and conditioner so pay a bit more for quality ingredients that are not harmful.
- OSEA Malibu – I discovered this company at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in 2015. I use the Ocean Cleansing Mudd daily. But my favorite product is the Essential Corrective Complex. I have had several pre-cancerous spots on my face, arms and chest frozen off by a dermatologist over the years from many severe sunburns as a kid. One spot under my eye was treated 3 times and was never went away. It was still red and peeling. I used the Essential Corrective Complex twice a day for 3 months and it went away.
- 100% Pure – I’ve been using these products for years. I love their makeup the best. But I just started using the hair care products and love them too. Nail polish is great and so are the lipsticks!
- Dirt Toothpaste – I just discovered this and love it, January 2017.
- Simple Sugars – This I discovered at a drugstore and then saw her on Shark Tank. I love scrubs!
- Susan Posnick – I recently discovered this Brush on Block. 30SPF and it fits easy in my purse. Her lipsticks are nice too.
- Kesh Naturals – Really nice lip balm and cream.
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:
ECOS Laundry Detergent
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
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.
Lymphatic and Relaxation Massage
Coffee enemas is one of my new 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!!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these products or others you like. As always……more to come.