And The Results Are In… (drum roll, please;-)

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Remember a few months ago when I posted about detoxing after my doctor found out that my liver really wasn’t working well? Well, I have been on that diet ever since, giving up coffee, taking it back up a few times, not eating dairy, sugar, or most grains and watching my fruit intake.

I followed up with that same doctor this week and he said that I was doing amazing!He said; “congratulations, you just added 5 years to your life”! I have lost 16 pounds so far, and many of my labs have done a 180 degree turn! My body is starting to heal it self!! My iron levels are not in the range they need to be, and the same is true for my thyroid, but we are in the “tweaking stage”, as he called it, and as I continue, the results will improve!!

I am so thankful for that great news and I definitely feel the healthiest I have been in my whole life- despite having a ways to go! I do not have the sugar cravings, and I am much more even keeled with my adrenals being supported with supplements. I sleep great and have a lot more energy and stamina. Any inflammation I had is completely gone and my mind is clearer. I desire to stay on this diet the rest of my life, having the indulgences for special occasions.

Essential Oils have definitely helped with stress. I have such an amazing Aroma wafting through my home because of what I do, and I am thankful for the supportive roll they play in strengthening my immune system. I personally like to blend Frankincense and Lavender in some Avocado oil and use as a moisturizer. It is calming and fortifying and smells pretty delicious!

So, if you want to re boot your health, I definitely recommend a fast. Getting sugar out of your diet, in all forms, is the biggest health shift you can make! It will change your life! Your not alone, I am right here with you on the health journey and I want to hear from you today!

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;-)