I would like to kick off with this post with just saying how good God is and how kind He has been to me during this whole journey. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without every grueling moment in the trenches with these diseases.
I first met my holistic doctor 2 years ago summer of 2014. The idea that I could even treat endometriosis, IBS and ovarian cysts naturally was beyond my comprehension! She looked over my medical history and said yes I can help you. I was desperate for a solution and so badly wanted to be a “better” mom to my 2 young children. I was tired all the time and in pain most days. I also had developed new symptoms like cold hands and feet, yeast infections every month, loss of appetite, sugar cravings like you wouldn’t believe and dry eyes. She wanted to run a full blood panel on me and begin detoxing. It all sounded amazing but there was just one problem..we couldn’t afford her program like so many people out there. I was a stay at home mom. My husband worked hard and long hours driving a tanker truck. We were supporting an entire family plus 2 gigantic dogs on one income. So what did we do?
We had our closest friends and family praying with us and for us. God had to provide! There was no other option. We could see the promised land but we couldn’t get there ourselves, God had to do it for us. Jesus said himself..
“What is impossible for man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)
The money came through 2 weeks later from a lady for the exact amount that we needed. And just like that I began my journey.
My holistic doctor ran a very detailed blood panel on me. It was very detailed! Way more extensive than what the “regular doctors” offer. I will list my blood work panel results on a different post. We discovered that I had hashimotos, high cholesterol, leaky gut, candida over growth, fatty liver and anemia in addition to my existing problems. She started me on a detox diet immediately. At the time I was eating only raw food and no meat. The detox diet follows the AIP Paleo protocol diet. I did this for 6 weeks along with supplements from Apex energetics and a digestive enzyme called Zypan from Standard Process. At the end of 6 weeks I slowly started adding more foods back in to my diet. What I discovered was that I had food allergies! Dairy, eggs, gluten and night shades make my body do some crazy things. The diet alone changed my life. I did not realize how important food was…. as silly as it sounds! My body was starving and needed better fuel to run. Eating organic meats without all the added hormones was a must. Eating organic whole foods was a must. I threw out gluten and learned that gluten is derived from the latin word glue. Most people cannot digest it. The products that say “gluten free,” half the time have gluten in them or they are packed full of chemicals that are terrible for you. I learned so much about food through this doctor. I learned so much about my body and how to recognize what I need. For example when I feel tired, my thyroid needs more support. I make sure I have consumed enough food and I drink the juice of 2 lemons with 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar coupled with rest. Awesome remedy vs drinking more coffee.
It has been 2 years since I first started my program with my holistic doctor and I feel amazing and pain free. Not everyday is perfect but most days are. I have 3 young kids that I am able to keep up with! I am still eating paleo and taking Zypan everyday along with Tuna oil. My only hope is that my story reaches someone out there who is sick who needs a glimmer of hope. My experience has shaped and molded me in so many positive ways. You don’t have to be a slave to pain and disease. There is hope and I have found it.
I am starting new ventures this year that I cant wait to blog about! I am homeschooling our kindergartener and part time pre-k’er. I’m also leading a small group through the book Fervent. Its going to be a great!
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