I’m going to talk about the foods and drinks I gave up and why. I’m going to talk about the foods I now eat, and how they keep my body and mind whole and healthy. I am a living testament to the fact that food impacts what happens in and outside of my body. Some, but not all of the changes that resulted from my new lifestyle (not a diet) include:
No more allergies: I used to take up to four Benadryl and two Zyrtec a day. Yes, I said a day. I imagine I said some pretty ridiculous things in the fog-brain-stupor I spent such a large amount of time in.
No more debilitating migraine headaches: I’m talking can’t open your eyes, hearing roaring in your head, make you throw up migraines. I must have been a true party to be around!
Eliminating the inflammation in my feet and knees: My pain was so severe if I sat down after running the dogs, I could not stand up and walk without using my arms to pull myself up.
The loss of 40 big, fat, unhealthy pounds: No comment needed.
The ability to sleep all night: Sound sleep resulting in waking up refreshed and rested.
Absolutely no signs or symptoms of the surgically induced menopause I went into on August 14th: Doctors said I would be begging for hormones.I’m not begging for anything, but I’m praising for everything!
Pathology results that could not be explained by medical professionals: My abnormal, aggressive, quickly growing, Grade 3 tumor did not grow even one millimeter from the first week measurement in May, 2012 to August 14, 2012 when it was removed. The conflicting pathology reports divided the opinions of five Oncologists regarding any potential benefits of my having chemo (did I mention I did not have chemo or radiation)?
I will give the marvelous creation of my body the respect it deserves. God has blessed me with many healthy choices that can and will heal my body and mind.
So yes, at some point, I’m going to talk a lot more about food.