It’s been a little while…
About 2 months to be exact! And although life went on for the 20 people who actually read this blog (haha!) it felt like an eternity for me!
I had to fight the temptation to just write… about… anything… due to some sort of perceived pressure to keep you guys happy I guess. I even ran into a few of my subscribers during this hiatus. When they inquired about my lack of posting my excuse was that I have not been inspired to write lately.
That’s part of it…
It is very true that I want to write about things that I think will actually be of value to you. This is a blog dedicated to health freedom, awareness of the pitfalls of modern medicine, organic food and natural living. I didn’t want to start a habit of writing about random stuff just to fill the space. I don’t ever want this blog to become a chore. I don’t ever want to feel like I am desperately clamoring for attention. So, I will write when I am inspired.
Sometimes I’m asked the same health question repeatedly by different people. I usually take that as a sign that I should write about it
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, heart racing, and I say to myself, “I must write about the toxicity of sugar!”
Sometimes I will read/hear something interesting from other sources and will want to share.
And sometimes I’ll just have a recurring thought over and over and over until finally I succumb and I write about it.
But aside from lack of inspiration, there’s another reason I haven’t been writing. (And I’m sure it’s related.) I’ve been… uh…. down.
I wrote in my story about some of the health challenges I have had over the years. I must have just been born with a compromised immune system, or maybe I caught some kind of bug when I was really young that screwed me up for life. Seriously, ever since I can remember I’ve been prone to illness. Not fun.
About 4.5 years ago, I decided to overhaul the way I was eating, to the point where I was eating 90% organic! I even got into supplements and juicing and all that jazz.
And for a couple years I felt great!
But ever since I got pregnant with my beautiful baby girl, I haven’t been the same. They say that pregnancy screws with your body. It’s true! For example, if you have a borderline thyroid condition prior to getting pregnant, the pregnancy can actually bring it out full blown!
So I feel like, all of those issues I worked so hard to get under control with nutrition have been slowly creeping back up on me, namely, the chronic fatigue.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I do have an arsenal of tricks to boost my immune system, so I rarely get sick, but it’s a constant fight. For instance, if I’m eating very healthy, getting my 8 hours of sleep, taking my vitamins, doing my relaxation techniques, I feel pretty good. But if I get off track just a little bit, I start to get sick! Whether it be a cold, or more headaches, or just feeling super tired. So obviously I have not gotten to the root of why my body is always on the verge of a breakdown.
It has gotten to the point where I am seeking professional help.
With the exception of emergencies, I try to stay away from regular MDs. Pills and surgery as my only options? No thanks. Being told “Your labs are fine so it’s all in your head,” is not what I’m after either. So if I go to the doctor for non-emergency health issues, it’s gotta be a holistic practitioner.
So anyway, my holistic doctor is helping me get back on track! I’m paying an arm and a leg for his protocol, so let’s just say I am very motivated to do what I need to do! LOL. Exercise, avoiding a long list of foods that my body is intolerant too, taking certain supplements, and dealing with some unresolved emotional issues. (Don’t ever discount the effect that stress, anxiety, and depression have on your body!!)
On top of doing the things I know I should be doing, we are also looking into treating a stealth infection that a detailed blood analysis is showing I have.
So there’s that.
Anyway, I’ve been researching and reading up on all kinds of things! The human body is amazing, but what we are up against in this modern toxic world is unbelievable.
Did you know that chronic fatigue is on the rise? Related mystery disorders such as fibromyalgia are also increasing. What the heck is going on? It seems like people, in general, just keep getting sicker and sicker.
Based on my own research and talking to my doctor it seems that certain bacterial and viral infections have been linked to chronic fatigue: H. pylori, candida, parasites, mycoplasma, just to name a few.
Also, many people who suffer from chronic fatigue can pinpoint a trigger, or a time in their lives when everything started going downhill. There is a theory that a person can be exposed to a bacteria, virus, or parasite, which the body never get’s rid of. It can stay in the body and create all kinds of symptoms which progressively get worse. These infections have even been linked to cancer!
Apparently, since World War II, there has been a huge increase in neuro-systemic degenerative diseases (i.e. chronic fatigue, alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, etc.). This increase is related to the use of microorganisms as biological weapons. For example, mycoplasma used to be innocuous, but biological weapons research has resulted in the creation of deadly, and easily acquired strains of mycoplasma.
It’s true. Some of what we are dealing with in today’s modern age has been created in a lab. And who knows what the cumulative effect of all these new strains of bacteria and viruses will be…
Yes. These are things that I sit around thinking about. Perhaps I’ll write more on this topic later. This was supposed to be a quick update.
So anyway, I’ve been pretty drained lately. And I have been trying to remove as much stress from my life as I can. I’ve been laying low, but I am slowly resurfacing.
Like I have said before, this is a journey. So I am not ashamed to say that there are still some things I am working on.