Monthly Archives: March 2012

With open eyes…

So today is Day 3 of the detox, and so far so good.  I have been extremely strict and so far it’s been far easier than I anticipated.  Of course by Day 10 (or even Day 4) I might be singing an entirely different tune, but for now I am satisfied that I won’t starve!

I have just enjoyed the most delicious supper of Bean Soup with toasted Rye Bread.  It was honestly absolutely divine…and all the better because I know that it was properly healthy for me!  

I have to say that I always thought I had a fairly healthy diet…we eat lean meats, loads of veggies and salads etc – BUT now that I have to anally check labels etc I’m quite horrified by what nonsense goes into even the most simple seeming foods.  e.g. Cold Meats (which I know are not great for you anyway, so i don’t often buy them) have sugar AND yeast in them.  For reals!  And I found a Maize Pasta which has in tiny print on the back “Not suitable for people with wheat allergies” and “Maize flour is made using genetically modified products”.  What?  Seriously?!?!???

I know it’s early days and all but I’m honestly feeling pretty good right now, and I think I may just stick to this way of eating for a while yet.  Maybe not as strictly, but I’ll certainly try to keep my wheat and sugar intake a lot lower than I have in the past!

I haven’t really suffered with headaches during my detox (but I hardly ever have caffeine anyway so I presume that’s a large reason why)…I had slight, slight nausea today and the odd stomach twinge, but honestly compared to the way I have been feeling this is a walk in the park.  Here’s hoping it isn’t just the calm before the storm 🙂

If this is the big change, the magical cure I will be so unbelievable grateful.  I’ll…. I’ll…. I’ll…. I’ll have to think of some grand gesture to insert here.  At the moment it’s just too scary to believe that whatever I have may actually be curable.  

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Time to Detox!

So since June last year (9 months ago!!!) I’ve been feeling really quite awful…just about all of the time.  On the 13th June last year my husband was away overnight for work, and I was home alone for the kids.  He used to travel often so I wasn’t concerned at all and truth be told I was quite excited to have the house to myself for a bit.  I had big plans on what I wanted to eat, watch read etc, but after the kids were in bed and I was just starting to relax the most weird and revolting feeling came over me.  

My heart was pounding, I broke out in a cold sweat, I was dizzy, I felt nauseous and worse.  It’s hard to describe exactly what I went through but it was terrifying.  The entire episode lasted about 20 minutes but I couldn’t stop shaking and feeling cold for hours afterwards.  While it was happening I kept thinking “what if I die, what if my kids wake up to a dead mother and don’t know what to do”.  It was without a doubt the scariest thing I have ever experienced.  As fluke would have it my husband didn’t have any cell reception where he was, it was pouring with rain, and both my neighbours’ (that my children know and might run to in an emergency) were away for the week-end.  And the only cellphone number Caeli knows is mine.  

Anyhow the whole situation took it’s toll on me but I tried to convince myself it was a one-off.  Happily I woke up the next morning and life carried on.  Except…more and more I was having funny turns.  I’ve had chest pains (surface pains, not heart pains), dizziness, vertigo, foggy head, hot flushes, shakes, pins & needles…I can’t even remember everything but just some really nasty symptoms.  Every few weeks it happens again, and every time I’m convinced I’m dying..after it fades I feel so normal that I just know nothing is wrong with me.  It’s all been very unsettling and most confusing!

Of course I have been back to the doc 3/4 times…2x different GP’s and also an endocrinolgist….had loads of tests done but everything so far has come back fine.  Everyone seems to think it’s just anxiety but it just doesn’t ring true to me.

Today I went to a lady that my mom has been begging me to go to.  To my great shame I don’t even know what she calls herself, but she basically plugged me into her computer and ‘read’ my body.  She checks the body for toxins and can actually check all the organs – it was fascinating!

Apparently I’m chock-full of toxins and have started a hectic detox program.  As of today for the next 3 weeks I’m not allowed:

*yeast

*sugar

*alcohol

*wheat

*dairy

*caffeine

My system was a complete mess according to the computer and the woman was shocked that I don’t feel even worse than I do!  

So here’s hoping that the detox works miracles, and that I start healing and just feeling loads and loads better.  And that I have the will power to kick this detox butt! 🙂  I kinda live on bread, pasta and chocolate..not to mention my week-end booze, so this will be challenging but I’m determined to do it and do it right!

I will keep you posted!