Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have just returned from a follow up appointment with my Naturopath.
I had another blood test and there was a drastic improvement as compared to the previous one. The blood cells were not clumped like the last time. The blood showed a marked improvement. I am still off all the pills and despite that, there is a drastic improvement.
This is good news.
Yay to the Magnesium Citramate and the Alkaline water.
Now I have to maintain this. My blood has not been this good since November of 2009. It took over a year to get it to where it was because of toxicity, my trip to the West Coast, overdoing it emotionally, mentally and physically.
Back to the great care, recognizing limits and thanks to the alkaline water, things are back to where they were.
It has been a long journey but well worth it.
The bad news is that I cannot travel in the near future because it will only set back the progress made so far and I was so hoping to go to Kenya to visit my family.
Life continues as must I. The striving toward better health despite my Multiple Sclerosis is a journey, not a destination and the journey is ongoing.
I can speak to my family on Skype instead. I know they understand.
Friday, February 18, 2011
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, Thank You, that would suffice.- Meister Eckhart
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.- Jean Baptiste Massieu
Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy, however stale these experiences may have become to others.- Abraham Maslow
Never let frustration or disappointment tarnish your appreciation for all that is good in life. Every day say Thank You to the source of all that is good.
Monday, February 7, 2011
My last appointment with my Naturopath was a little disappointing.
While I continue to relentlessly maintain a gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, egg free and chemical free lifestyle, I have also recently added alkaline water. I already had a reverse osmosis water filter. The alkaline water was in addition to the reverse osmosis water.
It ended being another good news bad news scenario (It seems this is the story of my life).
Apparently all my supplements plus the alkaline water were giving me a much stronger dose of minerals than my body could handle and I suffered a severe dose of diarrhea for over four weeks. My already compromised immune system was weakened and I caught a cold. These were some of the bad news.
This led to my blood cells drying out and my latest blood analysis showed that there is a lot of clumping in my cells
I have since stopped all pill vitamins and everything seems to be quite normal. This, ironically is also good news.
Despite being off most of my pill supplements for over three weeks , I am feeling quite well. This was the best news.
My hands and feet get cold and that can only be because of the quality of my blood and therefore, poor circulation. This was another bad news.
I am now trying to improve my blood by sipping my water instead of drinking a lot at a time. Maximum intake of a half a glass every half an hour.
This gives the body and the blood cells a chance to absorb the water rather than have it just flow right through me.
In a week, I will introduce a fruit juice and/or Magnesium Citrimate to my water to encourage absorption.
The blood did show an elimintation of heavy metals. (This can only be as a result of the alkaline water). This was another good news.
I have another test in three weeks and I am hoping to turn this around. In the meantime, more water and more greens to help with elimination and hopefully the blood test will show some positive changes.