I truly believe I could have prevented getting chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, as well as ageing so quickly. I can now see how I got chronic illness, and even how my childhood contributed to it.
I now believe I could have recuperated in just a few months instead of 1.5 years I spent researching and experimenting. If I had the information I have now, my detox would have been so much easier.
ALL ageing and disease have the same root cause, with a small percentage of diseases we are genetically born with.
We are overlooking a fact staring us in our faces: Wild animals are not facing the decline in health that humans are plagued with.
While living in the wild, animals maintain alkaline, oxygenated bodies. They are living the way their bodies were meant to live.
When animals don't have the nutrition they need, they start looking for different sources, especially for minerals.
Humans are toxic waste dumps, becoming more acidic as we age, and accumulating parasites because our bodies are not aerobic enough.
The food we eat has very few minerals in it, so we become even more acidic-ly toxic.
Animal's lives are about exercise outside in fresh, oxygenated air, while humans just sit most of the day breathing their own bad air.
We have to give our bodies ideal conditions it was designed to have.
At my sickest, I had chronic immunological fatigue, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, de-mineralizing teeth. My gums were infected. I had swollen infected eyes that I needed topical Antibiotics for.
I had thrush, candida, chronic yeast infections, bladder infections, sinus infections, as well as a kidney infection!
For 3 years, EVERY day, I had a minimum of 2 infections. At the worst, I had 5!
If I went to the doctor, he would have insisted on Antibiotics . But I already knew that Antibiotics played a huge part in my immune system crashing in the first place.
So going to the doctor to get more, to fight off these infections, wasn't an option. My body HAD to do it itself, and amazingly- it did!
I had horrible constipation. Once I went 10 days with hardly anything passing.
Everything I ate hurt my stomach. It felt sour.
I couldn't sleep for months. I couldn't even fall asleep, never mind stay asleep. It was like I drank many cups of coffee. I couldn't even rest, feeling so overly stimulated.
For months, I would wake up so many times, that I didn't remember sleeping.
I was a wreak!
Because I had so many infections, and constantly catching the flu and colds, I was home bound for weeks on end. Especially, in winter when everybody with better immune systems than me had the stomach flu, I had no hope.
What my friends got over in 3 days, I had for 5 weeks, got better, then caught it again for 2 weeks.
This stomach flu was on top of my 3 year sinus infection, and long list of chronic infections.
I was exhausted!
When I did go out, I always got a fever, sore throat, and a headache. My hubby would carry my purse because it tired me out. That's how pathetic I was!
I was a shadow of my former self.
I tried to be my positive, bubbly self for the sake others. But it was even more work - extending mental energy I didn't have.
I was running a deficit that needed a complete turn-around of all my body systems.
At my worst, I only left the house every couple of weeks. Imagine how hard this was on me emotionally. I am an extrovert- in love with people's stories, ideas, creativity.
But the bigger the crowd, the more definite- I would catch something from them. The last thing I could do is have friends to our home, and bring their germs with them.
I would never get better if I didn't avoid germs like the plague. I was already fighting multiple infections. I really didn't need a cold or flu on top of it!
Many times, I would feel a little bit better, until my hubby came home from work. A half hour after a welcome home kiss, I would get a sore throat and runny nose.
He never gets sick, but obviously his immune system can smash whatever germs he has! But I can't!
My face looked more rugged than a girl ever wants. I lost that cuteness people have in their youth.
Overall, my whole face looked like it was sliding down! I looked grumpy when I wasn't.
My skin texture changed for the worse as well. My pores got bigger and bigger.
My rosacea, which I had since I was 12, was red, raw and sometimes even felt like a sun burn.
I had dark circles, sunken eyes, deep nasal-labial lines around my mouth, deep frown lines between my eyes- which I naturally do when I have pain or a headache, as well as being so sensitive to light.
My eyes looked SO tired, because I was!
You know you're tired when a 4 YEAR OLD says to you, "Why do you look so tired?"
My eyes were hooked and my eyebrows were much lower than they used to be. My fresh face: high eyebrows, wide open eyes, full lips- were long gone! I looked horrible, and at least 10 years older.
My long hair, which I've had almost my whole life- it was starting to get thin on top. I had made the decision, if it got even thinner, I would cut it really short. And this, I completely dreaded!
But I was looking SO bad, that I thought, "Urg...if my hair looks bad too...it's over!" Thankfully, I found answers before I made the big chop! I'm a 100% long hair girl.
I needed 9-11 hours in bed every night just to function. For months, I took at least one nap, and would lie down for a rest as well, just to try to make up for the deficit of not sleeping.
I developed joint pain in my knuckles, my knee and sometimes my hip, all signs of calcium deficiency.
My brain fog was like I was stoned on drugs, (not that I have ever tried them), but I'm just imagining!
It was so bad that I couldn't understand what people were saying to me!
I couldn't remember anything.
The few times I got to leave the house, my hubby would always go through checking to see if I left the iron on or the stove on, and at times I did.
This in itself was a BIG change!
I used to have a good memory and I loved school. I thrived on learning. I graduated with 20 more credits then I needed because I took every Science class, every artsy fartsy class by correspondence that I could get my hands on. I was a learning machine.
But getting sick, I lost my memory, clear thinking and artsy fartsy ability. Not only did I not have energy to play my guitar, but I lost desire and craving to play it.
My guitar is the one object I would save if my house was on fire. I LOVE it SO much!
Yet my entire brain was so foggy, I didn't pick up my guitar for a year and a half!
I have also been studying Chinese for 10 years. I can get by in conversation but it's not very good.
But during the year and a half I had chronic fatigue, I couldn't study. I couldn't focus or concentrate at all. The good news is that I could always understand, but I couldn't retrieve words. It was like that part of my learning files were unavailable for retrieval.
My hubby had to buy groceries, often clean the house, and many times make his own supper.
At times, I felt I was never going to get better.
But because of my background, I kept telling myself, "The answers are out there!"
And I learned them here on curezone! I'm so grateful :)