I am 3 months into my new lifestyle of eating mostly whole, raw, and organic food. I’ve limited my exposure to chemicals and toxins, including making my own laundry detergent, body wash and dish soap. Want the recipe? Of course you do! Click here. Yep, call me a granola crunchy hippie.
I’ve switched medication for my thyroid from a synthetic form of thyroid hormone to a natural one. I’ve added an adrenal complex to my daily regimen, which is really making a difference. I feel good. I weigh 131 lbs., which is pretty close to my ideal weight and most importantly, I have more energy to do the things I love.
My next step is the blood work. I need to get to a lab to evaluate my numbers on the thyroid charts. I’m less inclined to do this because I don’t much care what the charts say, it’s how I feel. And I feel good. There’s always room for improvement though, isn’t there?
I’m not gonna lie, purchasing organic food has been a more expensive way to provide healthy meals to my family but the extra cost is worth it to me to eat and feel better. My digestive issues have disappeared and my overall energy levels are remarkably improved. I no longer have that stubborn belly fat I used to have while eating breads and pastas. The weigh actually melted right off and I don’t have to worry about gaining it back unless I begin eating processed foods and breads, which, I won’t be doing.
Typically, I like to treat my boys to pizza and movie night on the weekend. This is usually the only time I may “cheat” but without fail, every single time I do, I regret it almost immediately. I get so sick from eating bread, chemicals like nitrates, etc. that it’s almost as if it’s a hangover. My stomach convulses in horrible pain, I get a terrible headache, and I get really crabby. Chemicals in foods attach to your nervous system and because I’m sensitive to those elements, I feel the effects immediately. It’s amazing what your body tells you when you listen to it. So, yeah, not really worth the cheating anymore. For the boys, it’s usually ok but my littlest one has the same gluten intolerance we’re finding out so I really need to limit his intake on that crap.
I’ve really learned a lot and adapted my meals according to what I like and what is good for me. Meal-planning is easier with a few staple ingredients. I think we’ve all adapted pretty well to the new changes. I look forward to my children making those good decisions on their own in the near future. It’s happening…slowly…but the other day my 5-year old actually asked for eggs with spinach!
- Eliminating Toxins using DIY Natural Recipes (mountainmissy.wordpress.com)