Well, I was right. Carrots are getting old. I might be turning orange again.
Carrots with cinnamon are very good. Shredded carrots with olive oil – yum. Carrot soup is pretty tasty too. I feel like I’m doing pretty well with the diet over all.
In all honesty – this has been more difficult emotionally. Feeling “hungry” or carb starved is tough, but I feel like the worst of that is over now. Saying ‘no’ to my fresh case of kombucha is even harder. I know it’s calling my name. I’ve been more tired, and allowed for more sleep, less stress… but it doesn’t always work out that way when you’re the mom and 3 meals are day are required for 10. I often ate later than the rest, now I REALLY eat later.
I completely lost it today when making breakfast into the late morning, missing my supplements (my essential Esto-DIM) left me feeling at the end of my rope.
It’s ironic, I don’t even realize what is going on – until I snap…
Then it hits me.
I didn’t take my mid-morning supplements!!!! Ack!
Yes – they’re essential.
A little piece of information came from the doctor on Friday. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to dive into, but at least I know I’m positive for CYP1A1, and CYP1B1, both gene risks for breast and ovarian cancers – due to extra estrogen.
Not a big surprise – again, confirming what we knew.
If you’re wanting to know if I’m going to go out and get my breasts removed…. or my uterus taken out. No. I’m not.
However, it very much proves to me how essential it is for me to take Estro-DIM, and how I need to make sure I’m doing all I can to get other toxins and plastics out of my life. Specific drugs I need to be careful of – blood thinners for instance, can make me much worse, also things like aspirin, and also chemo drugs like methotrexate. I also plan to get a thermography scan (vs. a mammogram).
Basically what the tests said is I’m in need of more antioxidants than the average person. My liver struggles – and I’m extra sensitive to smells, and drugs/medications, etc. I’m also at a higher risk for motor neuron diseases and problems with the energy in my cells.
So I must take my antioxidants – including N-actylcysteine (NAC), Milk Thistle, selenium and Vitamin C specifically. Also eating lots of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, radishes, etc. (Well, just as soon as I can!
Thank you to those who have been checking in with me, just to see how I’m feeling/ doing. It means a lot. This has been a lonely place – just to give up more, and again I’m so many friends who reach out and encourage me.
There is something that people who choose to give up chasing the western medicine diagnosis… and that’s often sympathy. People have lots of sympathy for a diagnosis…they have sympathy if it means you’re on drugs the rest of your life – the sympathy is – apparently in the name.
For me, the name is just a specific way your body is letting you know what is going wrong. It’s a clue into what you need to do to “right” the ship.
Sometimes I forget that other people don’t have any clue what it’s like to live with diseases that can’t be seen. Sometimes I get into my own groups of people who know and think like me – and I’m foolish to assume others “get it” too, when they haven’t felt it.
There was recently a young woman who popped on our Paleo Approach board (I assume seeking about the Paleo lifestyle), but she didn’t have any diseases – she was just seeking it in a way to “be healthy”… which is super actually. I’ve heard nutritionist say that’s the one way to avoid the consequences of auto immune diseases being triggered – changing diet NOW, as all with auto immune shouldn’t be eating grains/dairy/sugar. Unfortunately, it also blind-sided her regarding the daily struggles many who have to be so cautious with food deal with daily, and just what food CAN to do heal the body. She spoke brashly to members being obsessed by food, and again couldn’t grasp the severity of our food can build us up or tear us down. Clearly she didn’t understand sensitivities, or the need for supplements these people need to function while our body repairs itself. Several others congratulated her that she couldn’t understand at this point, she should be grateful! It wasn’t long before she left the group though, because it wasn’t a good fit. I think until you’ve “been there” – you simply can’t really understand. I pray she never has to understand – but I hope she still considers Paleo for her future health!
Thankful for support – in all ways it comes… but mostly from my God who leads me in all ways! Healthy for Him!
For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Posted on March 3, 2014, in Auto Immune Disease, Auto Immune Protocol (AIP), Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity and tagged AIP, auto immune disease under control by diet, celiac disease, Digestive Health with Real Food, gluten intolerance, healthy for him, large family Paleo, MS. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.