Doin’ The Detox :-0

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Haha…Not what you want to hear a day before all that Valentine Chocolate!!

Do you remember a few weeks ago when I got off coffee in preparation for the diet I knew was coming for my anemia issues? Well that is what I am doing now! Would any one like to join me? It has only been 24 hours and I am grumpy!! Getting off of coffee was ok I guess because I could stuff several handfuls of almonds into my mouth or have a few apples loaded with peanut butter! Those days are gone!

The following is a segment of an article on detox from NAHA last spring. My diet, given by a Nutritionist is not void of meat or poultry, praise The Lord!, but isn’t easy and I can already feel the detoxifying effects today.

How to do an Internal Cleanse If you are new to internal cleansing, it is best to start the process slowly so that you do not detox too quickly. Below are simple ways to start the internal cleansing process, which can be a one-day to three-month daily process: 1) Reduce or eliminate congestive foods like meat, poultry, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed foods and all nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplant), which increase inflammation. 2) Start your day with two to three, eight ounce glasses of purified water with one to two teaspoons of lemon juice (the juice from the fruit, not the essential oil). Then, continue drinking purified water with the lemon juice throughout the day. 3) Include the following foods in your diet to cleanse your liver: • LOTS of green leafy vegetables like kale, Swiss chard, dandelion, and spinach. • MORE vegetables. • Avocados.

As I found out through my blood work and the help of this Nutritionist, my liver is REALLY struggling. Our first course of action is to clean it out and get it to do what it should be doing….cleaning my blood. I am thankful for this information and the thought of loosing a few pounds and feeling healthy and clear again is my motivation. My Nutritionist’s exact words were; “you will see a DRAMATIC difference in 2-3 months”

What do you think? Want to start this with me and get healthy for Spring? I am right here doing it with you;-)

The Journey With Vigor!

20161227_204833Good Morning!! I just thought i would “sit down and have a chat with you face to face” this morning, that is my favorite kind of conversation:-)

I went to the doctor today, and you wouldn’t know it, but I am extremely anemic. It has been some thing I have been dealing with for many years. Scary suggestions have been presented to me, both of which I will not choose. 1. Get an iron transfusion, which is extremely risky, 2. Get a blood transfusion, which is a little less risky, but risky non-the -less! I choose 3. Seek out another opinion through a Holistic Doc. who has helped some one I know deal with their anemia. I would appreciate your prayers on my journey.

So, if you know any thing about anemia, you know that energy is non existent….so why would I name this “A Journey with Vigor”? Because, I have been on an interesting journey the last few years and although I have had times of wanting to give up, I refuse to let shortcomings hold me back! I Choose to be victorious in the plans God has for my life and I choose to live a pure life with Vigor! I choose it, like I choose to love even when I don’t feel it, I choose to change, I choose to set my mind on things above. I pray that all of these choices are wrapped in a beautiful, fragrant package of gentleness!

In studying God (and aromatherapy!), I have crossed paths with such interesting people! One person is Dr. Henry Cloud (in his book form;-) and he make an acute observation about God. That if we could cultivate these 4 things of God’s personality, we would greatly improve our day to day functioning. They are;

  1. Bond with others.
  2. Separate from others.
  3. Sort out issues of good and bad.
  4. Take charge as an adult.

He goes on to say that “without the ability to perform these basic God-like functions, we can literally remain stuck for years and growth and change can elude our grasp.”

I would have to say, these are the very issues I have been learning about and growing in; up close and personal, over the last few years! It hasn’t been easy, or pretty and smooth, but I believe it is right where I am supposed to be. I invite you on it with me!!

Speaking of Journeys, reminds me of Carrier Oils!! We use a carrier oil in Aromatherapy to dilute the essential oil before it is applied,but Carrier Oils also have their own therapeutic benefits that deliver that essential oil in it’s desired application. One of my favorite carriers, and one that Honest Aromas is going to start “carrying” (haha;-) Is Trauma Oil! I make custom blends for a handful of customers now with this superb blend of oils, helpful in it’s own right./honestaromas.com/2015/08/18/trama-oil/ helps with nerve pain and inflammation and when paired with anti-inflammatory or warming oils stops pain in it’s tracks.Click on the links I have included in this blog to learn more.

I am right here with you on your journey cheering you on! I am learning, growing and changing too! Let’s be better people, with Vigor, in every way in 2017!!