50 Day Cleanse

For the last 26 days, I have been documenting my progress on my 50 Day Cleanse on Facebook and Twitter. Many have been interested, asked questions and given their support in this cleanse. Several people have embarked on this journey with me and the 50 Day Cleanse has changed their lives as well.

In these 26 days, I have lost 27 pounds and regained my life back from instead of living a life of extreme pain and uncertainty when it came to my health. I have no more pain points anymore. It’s all gone. My skin issues are gone. One issue that has really cleared up is the rosacea I have had for many years is gone. My skin tone evened out so much I have been able to go out with no coverup or foundation on. It feels like I’m getting younger by the day.

My 50 Day Cleanse sounds like a long time but if you read all the about habits and how many days it takes to replace a bad habit with a good one, you’ll learn that it takes 66 days, not the 21 we’ve all been fed for so many years.  The 50 Day Cleanse is a not a diet. After the 50 days, you can’t go back to eating the way you did before. This is a lifestyle change one that may add years to your life, may reverse disease, may help you lose unwanted fat and turn your body into a fat burner.

In doing this cleanse for the last 26 days, I have tweaked it a bit and then was told that several people how much how much they like this cleanse because it’s so adaptable. By that I mean if you feel like staying on the water fasting for longer than the initial 5 days then you can do it. If you feel like you can’t handle juicing and want to turn it into a veggie smoothie the second week, you can. You live in your body, I don’t. If you’re on medication or take supplements, please continue to take them. If you need to take them with food, then have a quarter cup of cashews when you need to take them.

Will you see results in the first 5 days?

Yes. And they might be profound, too. I lost 10 pounds in five days. Others have reported they have lost 13 pounds during the 5-day water fast. It’s motivating to see the scale moving down while doing the fast. And it’s good to know that you’re losing fat and not muscle like we’ve been told these many years. Fasting does not make you lose muscle. 

Here is the tweaked version of the 50 Day Cleanse.

First Five Days:  Drink water (electrolyte, ionized, distilled or reverse osmosis), green tea, Smooth Move tea, and other organic herbal teas no sweetener. If you choose to, you don’t have too, but it worked for me. First thing in the morning, have a serving of Himalayan Sole Water followed by a cup of warm lemon coconut water.

Lemon Coconut Water

Lemon Coconut Water

  • Juice of half organic lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil
  • Warm water (see above)

Drink as soon as you can while coconut oil has melted.

This drink will help in eliminating (#2).

Days 6 – 12: Have two raw alkaline juices a day (4-6 ounces each) along with the water and teas. If at this junction you feel good enough to digest the fiber from the juice you can make a veggie smoothie. My favorite is beet, carrot, kale, and sweet potato. Another one that’s good is celery, carrot, kale, and half an apple. If you choose the smoothie route, only have one of them.

Days 13 – 20: This was a two-parter in the original cleanse. It’s now been condensed into a simplified version. The next seven days you’ll be adding a good raw vegan protein powder to the veggie smoothie. (I like SunWarrior’s Warrior Blend the best. ) You also want to treat this like a meal. Now you’ll be having one veggie smoothie and one protein veggie smoothie.

The timing of this is vitally important. This is where the intermittent fasting comes into play. You’ll want to make sure you are eating in a four-hour window. Example, at 1 pm have a veggie protein smoothie. then at 5 pm have a veggie smoothie.  Work out the timing for your schedule but try to maintain a four-hour window.

If you’re too full for two smoothies, you can tweak the plan by having a veggie protein smoothie as your second meal at 4 pm. I did this because I just wasn’t hungry.

Days 21 – 50 Eliminate the plain veggie smoothie and add a raw alkaline vegan meal, salad, wrap (organic raw coconut wrap). Continue eating in the four-hour window. If you are still too full, you can also have just one meal a day. I do this now. I only eat at 4 pm. And it’s whatever I am hungry for nutritionally. Some days it’s the protein veggie smoothie some days I’m having a salad with cashews, olive oil, lettuce, onions, and pineapple.

This is the 50 Day Cleanse. It’s helped my husband and myself gain back our health and energy while losing weight, saving money, and helping others.

 

This is the disclaimer portion of the plan.

The information listed above and on this is based on my own experience. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of trained medical or mental health professionals. The reader should regularly consult a physician, therapist or counselor in matters relating to his/ her physical or mental health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. In the event, you use any of the information listed here the author and blogger assume no responsibility for your actions.

 

 

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Pain

All of a sudden there it was and I couldn’t ignore it any longer. It made my life seem unbearable at times. It took away my sleep, my figure, my family life, my joy, my art. It made me look at life through a different lens and what I saw was not who I was but who I could become because of it. It is Pain.

Last year it became apparent that I could no longer let go of the notion that walking up and down the stairs while holding on for dear life was normal. Nor could I console myself by thinking that if I just walked more the pain would go away. Then there was this inflammation that was ever present, I didn’t need a test to let me know that I carried around inflammation, all I had to do was look at my swollen feet, hands, and face. The pain I carried was like none I had ever experienced through any of the surgeries I’ve had and it was way worse than natural childbirth.

Everywhere was pain and the pain was everywhere. When all the pain receptors in your body are all turned on at the same time, you simply don’t know which way to turn. I turned to the medical community when I had an animal bite that would not go away even after two weeks. I still have flare-ups of strange pain around the scar that has disfigured my leg. The medical community tested me for everything known to them. I was sent to specialist after specialist and spent thousands of dollars but they could not understand where the pain and the inflammation came from nor could they give me a diagnosis. They just prescribed me with a couple of painkillers and strong steroidal meds that messed up my body.

On the personal front, it hurt to stand, walk, sit, lay down, type, and hold my husband’s hand. My skin hurt. My fingers and face turned shiny.  I could no longer crochet which meant the special afghan I was making for my son and his new wife would sit in my craft basket longer. (I am better and work on it from time to time until my hands cramp up with pain.)

Last summer seems like a blur because of the constant pain I was in. And it seems like the pain flare-ups are still with me. No matter what natural alternatives I take or do. Pain is still a constant in my life. The lessons I’ve learned through this pain are never ending and I view life so much more differently than when this painful journey began.

Pain Lessons

1st: Never take a day for granted. If you were able to wake up and open your eyes, then you’re day is a good one. If you woke up and you were able to move your hands and bend your knees your day got even better. If you were able to walk 10 steps when you woke up, or if you did something you couldn’t do the day before then you’re winning over the pain.

2nd: People in your life will look at you differently, they will withdraw from you, treat you with kid-gloves, and they may even call you names but none of it matters. What matters most is that you show up, you put a smile on your face and you tell the world, your family, your friends, your coworkers I am still here and I am still worthy of love. I can still contribute.

3rd: Never miss an opportunity to share your story with others. You never know when what you say and the example you live by will help someone else also dealing with their own kinds of pain. Our stories, become our history and our history becomes our legacy. Let’s leave a legacy for those who come after us to see that we went after our dreams in spite of the pain. We lived life the best we could while dealing with the pain inside.

4th: When people ask you how are you feeling? Tell them you are happy to see them, you are happy to be able to get out of the house, you are happy to ____fill in the blank. But never tell them how you are feeling. People really don’t want to know what you’re going through, it’s just a nicety that comes out of their mouths. You’ll be looked upon as a buzz kill if you share that you’re in so much pain that every movement you make feels like razor blades digging into your soul.

5th: Find comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your pain. Support groups help in listening to what others are going through and how they deal with their pain. Always remember there is One who suffered greater than we could ever suffer. He hung on the cross and bared our sins for us. His body was scourged and beaten for us. Our pain becomes miniscule when thinking about what Jesus did for us.

6th: If you need help, ask. If you can’t carry something, don’t. Asking for help is one of the most humbling things an independent person can do. It will help you grow and it will help the person who is helping grow.

7th: Concentrate on the joys and blessings of your life. Look at old photos of your children, remembering the good times you had with them. Play with your pets, if you have them. Pets love you unconditionally, they see past your pain and they love your heart.

8th: Focus on the good things in life. Stop watching the news. Stay out of deep political discussions about the degradation of our society. Watch funny movies, old televisions shows, videos of animals and little children. Better yet get away from the electronic devices all together. Get yourself outside and soak up some vitamin D.

9th: Cry. It’s cleansing. It’s restorative. It releases healing and painkilling hormones. I didn’t believe this either but it’s true. Let go of the guilt trips that you put on people for whatever reason. I learned how to use guilt trips from my mother who did it do me, but that didn’t mean that I needed to let it continue. Let go of the negative impact of dealing with the stress of your life. It all comes down to that anyways. How we deal with the stresses in our lives can have a negative or a positive impact on our lives and those around us.

10th: Those of us who live with pain every day know that it’s going to be there with every step, every breath, and every movement. Resolve to be stronger than the pain. This is by far the most difficult yet most needed. Once you have this resolve within you, your strength in doing the everyday tasks like getting dressed, making your food, and taking care of the people in your life gets that much stronger.

 

I had a few months of almost no pain thanks to a new chiropractic technique. But last Monday that all changed when the pain came back with a vengeance to wreak havoc to my entire body yet again. I know it stems from the whatever diagnoses the medical professionals think I have now. In my head, it doesn’t really matter what name it has and I’m not even searching for a diagnosis anymore because the last one they said is rare enough. I won’t take the medication they offer anymore than I would drink poison.

I can’t always do the things I want to do in the same way I did them before but I’m learning new ways to accomplish them. I am opening myself up for new alternative therapies some are working, some help me maintain, and those that don’t get tossed aside. I’m forgiving myself for all the wrong I did in being a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a friend and will continue to do so, because only One is perfect and I’m not it.

Pain is a great teacher.

Research Pays Off

It’s no secret around here that I love alternative health therapies and will research different modalities before seeing a mainstream medical doctor. Last year was different. I had several things going on with me all at once and couldn’t make heads or tails about it. So I went to my family practitioner only to have blood drawn, X-rays, sent to specialist after specialist only to be told we don’t know what’s wrong with you. I was told I had Lupus, RA, Ankylosing Spondylitis (arthritis in your spine), Fibromyalgia, and then Scleroderma. They didn’t know what caused it and proceeded to tell me that I always had the genes lying dormant inside of me and only through a traumatic experience would these full-blown auto-immune conditions surface. Then I was told since we really don’t know what’s wrong with you, we still want you to take this chemo drug if it works then you have this health issue.

I said no, No, and NO!! I got a copy of all my x-rays and decided to look elsewhere. I searched out alternative naturopaths who are making me take several different supplements, cleanses and dietary changes, but the pain was still present. I went to see a Chinese medicine doctor who gave me more herbs, and acupuncture treatments for the pain, but it only worked for a couple of days and the pain would return just like it did before. I didn’t feel any better.

Then I did some research and found several natural doctors who were treating people with my health issues so I looked further only to find that they never fixed the issue only treated it and said that I would have to deal with this for the rest of my life and that eventually alternative means wouldn’t work and I would need to succumb to the chemo. I didn’t like that answer so I kept searching. Then I found something that I thought would work, but I didn’t jump on the bandwagon right away, I kept doing research on this type of alternative therapy.

Anatomy cervical spine 1

I’ve been to chiropractors before and well, I felt worse after an adjustment than when I went in. I was kind of afraid to go back to another back cracker. Sorry, I have to say this because there probably are many chiropractors out there that are more than that, but I always seemed to just get the back-crackers and nothing more except to take their weight loss supplements.

Last Monday I woke up and proceeded to do my stretching exercises but something didn’t feel right. Then about two hours later I couldn’t raise my right arm. I was doubled over in pain. Pain is a great motivator. I remembered the chiropractor’s name, looked him up on the net and made my appointment for early Friday morning. I had to wait 5 whole days before I saw him. Whilst in his office I got the feeling that he was going to help me, he tested me but differently than other chiropractors did. Then he took x-rays of my neck and did not adjust me, but told me to continue doing what I had been, ice followed by heat.

neck-pain-cervical-spine

The all important second appointment.

I was not in much pain when I went in, but I still felt like my body was off kilter. We sat down in his office and I watched a video about my neck. I got to see what a normal neck looked like and how it is supposed to be. My neck is 52 degrees forward than what a normal neck is supposed to be. Apparently, that’s huge. In looking at the x-rays of my neck, the chiropractor said I don’t have arthritis of any kind, he looked at my other films and there is not one bit of deterioration, not even in my hand. The only problem I have in my neck is the atlas vertebra is out of place and causing pressure on the major nerve that runs through my spinal column. He showed me how this translates into the pain in the back of my head and the halo headaches I always get. This is where I started to tear up. He said it was fixable.

Then we went into the adjusting room. He did not manipulate my neck like regular chiropractors do. You can read more about the advanced orthogonal technique here. It’s like nothing I have ever experienced before. The treatment is painless, no pulling on my neck, or twisting of any sort just a gentle tap of a percussion sound from a machine. That’s it.

The immediate results were astounding. I am glad my husband was in the room with me. I would not have been able to explain what I felt if he didn’t see it first hand. Before the treatment, the doctor measured my legs. My left leg has always been a little over an inch shorter than my right leg. I always walked and felt crooked and could never lay on my back without having my legs bent because of the pain in my lower back. After the treatment, my legs were measured again and this is when my husband’s jaw dropped (only happened once before when he saw that I was having twins on an ultrasound, 30 years ago). My left leg was only about 1/8 inch shorter than my right leg. I laid on the table with my legs straight out and I had no pain. You bet I started to tear up. Never before had I gotten any relief from that kind of pain.

I slept like a rock last night. I woke up this morning in no pain but I can feel the muscles in my shoulder blades starting to release. I go back tomorrow for another treatment. It’s the best thing I have ever found. Taking my health into my own hands and not succumbing to the rants of Western medicine that chemo cure everything propelled me forward in my research and it paid off.

Research your health issues don’t just fall in line with what the Western medical doctors say. If you’re not comfortable with a treatment don’t do it. If you need help with your research hit me up on Facebook, I would be more than happy to help you find the right therapy for you and your needs.

 

Walking Seinfeld Episode

I know it’s been some time since I wrote my last blog post. I thought I would take this time to explain what’s been going on in my life and why I am ready to get back to writing.

Walking Seinfeld Episode

Every time a doctor asks me what kind of trauma happened to me to start my head-to-toe joint and bone pain, I laugh first then explain that I am a walking Seinfeld episode. I can just picture Kramer explaining to a doctor how he got attacked by a rooster. I laugh every time I think about it. The trauma that began all this pain was that I was attacked by a rooster. I never knew those birds could be that aggressive. I was helping out a friend by taking care of her chickens, gathering eggs, feeding, watering and the rooster attacked me (bit me, drew blood) three times. I hit it with a broom, but it kept coming at me. When I got home, I cleaned up the wound, it was kind of deep. I put on some natural antibacterial salve made with essential oils, then thought nothing of it. Except to laugh at how insanely funny it was when I was explaining it to my husband.

That was the beginning of May. In the middle of the month, I noticed that the rooster wound (try saying that five times fast) wasn’t healing and it was still hot to the touch, plus I started having other strange symptoms too. I had started getting severe migraines, something I haven’t had since I was a teenager. But these headaches were not like any migraine I had ever had in the past. These headaches started in the back of my head and moved to the top of my head. It felt like someone was gripping my head like a basketball and everywhere the fingers were gripping my head there was shooting pain. Plus, anytime I had one of these headaches I also had a problem with my eyes. Since I needed glasses on a regular basis, when I had the headaches I could see perfectly fine without my glasses. Then a couple of days later the tops of my feet hurt so bad I couldn’t put shoes on. This lasted 3 days, that’s when I decided to make an appointment with a doctor. Since I haven’t been sick in over seven years, I didn’t have a primary care physician, so my appointment was about six weeks out. I couldn’t take the pain anymore and really couldn’t wait that long, so I went into Urgent Care.

Urgent Care…

Let’s imagine Kramer going to Urgent Care, there is nothing urgent about it, and the entire waiting room is filled with people who should be seen by their PCP but can’t into see them because they are booked up. So the urgent care facility has taken on the role of our PCP (primary care physician). What a sad situation.

Want to get an appointment with a doctor lickety split? Just go into Urgent Care three times in two weeks. The urgent care doctor sped up my appointment and got me in to see the doctor I wanted instead of whoever had an opening.

That started my medical paper trail, and the hilarity of explaining to my doctor that yes, I am a Walking Seinfeld Episode. I have had 20 different blood tests to rule out Polymyalgia, Lyme Disease, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Mono, RA and Lupus (although those tests can come back negative and you can still have the disease.) My inflammation level fluctuates so much the doctor doesn’t understand it. Especially since all my other tests are coming back negative.

There is not a day that goes by that I am not in pain somewhere on my body. If I wake up and hands and feet are cramped up, I know what kind of day I am going to have. But if I wake up with no pain that doesn’t mean I will remain pain-free for the whole day. What this has done to my life is horrible. I can only work six hours a day and some days if I am extremely stressed I will get a migraine back and need to go lie down in my dark walk-in closet and sleep the day away.

Never in my life have I ever experienced every bone in my body all feeling like I have shin splints. Try telling this to a physical trainer who told me that it was impossible to have shin splints in your bones it only happens with physical exertion. Well, I know what a shin splint feels like, and when every bone feels like that, it’s not something that will magically go away. Every day is a challenge, how will I get dressed, how will I bathe, how will I make food for myself, how will I get up and down the stairs (I have 2 flights of 13 stairs in my home.) These are questions I am now asking myself.

But some things are surely constant in my life. I always find the time to learn from God and take direction from Him. I always find the time to exercise whether I am doing some Classical Stretch or Pilates or taking a walk with my husband. I know that if I don’t move now, I won’t be able to move later. The Classical Stretch is my favorite as it keeps me in a good posture throughout the day. Another constant is that I try to make accommodations so I can continue doing what I love. Like wearing special gloves to crochet and using special homemade crochet hooks that make it easier to grip the hook. I make special accommodations at work right now working only the allotted time the doctor says I can work, taking an hour for lunch so I can take a nap, and using a special mouse that puts my hand in a neutral position.

We still don’t know the why, the how, and for how long I will be this way. Right now the doctors don’t have any answers to those questions. More doctor and specialist appointments are to follow. Sometimes we don’t know why we are experiencing what we are going through. Maybe it’s to teach us a lesson or maybe it’s for the benefit of others. I can say that I have learned so much with this pain that I would have never known before.

Lessons learned:

1. From a good friend who is going through her own health challenges: Greeting people with “Happy to see you!” instead of “How are you?” I kind of cringe when people ask me how I am feeling because I really don’t want to think about it.

2. Even though you can’t see my illness doesn’t mean I am not sick. Many people don’t wear their illnesses on their sleeves for the world to see.

3. Even the smallest tasks mean so much. Remember the book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”? Well it’s the small stuff that means so much to me. If someone offers to water my plants for me, I let them. If my husband wants to clean the kitchen, I let him. It’s those little things that speak volumes to me right now.

4. Flip Flops can go with every outfit. I have one pair of flip flops that don’t hurt my feet. I have worn them this entire summer.

5. I can’t control my pain but I can control my thoughts about my pain. When I wake up and my body is screaming at me, I have two choices stay in bed and wallow in the pain or get up, get dressed and take charge of pain focusing on the blessings in my life

6. Let people be a blessing to you. I think this is the biggest lesson I have learned so far. If someone wants to help you by doing something (washing dishes, carrying your bags, giving an encouraging word) don’t push them away by making them fit your criteria.

7. Do what you can do, when you can do it, in a way you can do it. So,  I use two hands to drink my cup of coffee in the morning. It takes me about an hour to unload the dishwasher. I don’t even try making my bed anymore. No one sees my bedroom but my husband and I. If I can’t make dinner, I instruct my husband in what to make for dinner. I can’t always do what I had planned on doing for the day, no problem I do what I can do, when I can do it, in a way I can do it.

8. God is still in charge. So, I have pain now, so what? That hasn’t changed my view of God in my life. A matter of fact, I am now more focused on God than I ever was before.

9. Eat this, don’t eat that. Do this, don’t do that. You probably have… People will come of the woodwork to tell you what you should eat, not eat, how to do this cleanse, that technique. They will even tell you they know what’s wrong with you, and it’s not real it’s all in your head. Well, they don’t wake up in your body either.

10. The pain doesn’t diminish who I am. I am still me, I still do the things I love doing. I am still me!

While I am a walking Seinfeld episode, I am still me.

The Negativity Box

Yesterday I found myself writhing in pain again, something that is still very new to me only since the middle of May. This pain came on suddenly and is said to have been lingering in me all my life only with this last trauma and all the stress I have been under with my job did it think I was calling it out. I think it must have me confused with someone else. I don’t want this pain, I don’t want it to move from one joint to another and jumping around my body. It feels like I am at war with my body and some days I am not winning. It’s those days that I have found the use of a Negativity Box most helpful.

Negativity Box

What’s a negativity box? 

It’s an imaginary box in my mind that works to help me clear the negative thoughts from my life and replace them with Godly thoughts and scriptures. Whenever I have a negative thought or the pain is too much to bear I picture myself taking the words of the thought and putting them in a box. Then I think about a happy, Godly thought. Like today, for instance, I was feeling a lot of pain this morning in the joints of my toes, only in the bottom this time. I didn’t feel like getting out of bed, nor did I feel like working out. The thought that kept running through my head was “My body hurts, you read that article that said if you workout your body will hurt more.” So I sat on the edge of my bed, pictured myself taking the words and pushing them into the box never to be said again, nor heard from again. My very next thought was Phillippians 4:8 “…whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.” Which then sent my mind to think Phillippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

I got myself out of bed, put my workout clothes on and proceeded to do my exercise routine of gentle stretching, crunches and  light  weight lifting. Did I feel pain afterwards? Yes, the same kind I woke up with. Was it worse? No. But I felt more alive than if I would have just lied in bed feeling sorry for myself and believing the negative thoughts in my head.

Pain Makes A Way

It’s almost been a month since this wide-spread pain started and I can honestly say that it’s more of a blessing than a cursing. I find myself taking better care of myself now. I am also seeing that I make honest decisions about what I can and cannot do. This is huge for me. If I need my husband’s help with something, I ask instead of beat around the bush. If I can’t do an entire research job in one day, I don’t and I don’t stress about it either. The pain is also making me think about God more. I lean on God and read His Words more than once or twice a day now.

It’s interesting the ways God tries to get our attention until we continue to ignore until we can’t ignore the pink elephant in the room anymore.

Getting rid of the negative is the only way I/we can let the words of God permeate our minds. We can’t just keep reading, and reading about all the negative evil things going on in the world and not counteract them with the words of God. We need to replace negative and painful thoughts with the healing words of God. He is our ultimate healer.

My Sabbath Thought for the Day!

A GOOD CRY

For the last two weeks I’ve had to deal with a whole lot of fibromyalgia pain. Before you all go running around telling me that I need more magnesium or Vitamin D, or B vitamins; know this I’ve been taking all of them regularly and even upped my ASEA during this time of a massive flare-up. This morning as I was praying it dawned on me that I haven’t cried in a long time.  For me, a good cry alleviates more than just cleaning out my tear ducts; it also unloads my heart,  my spirit, and helps me let go of that which I can do nothing about.

A Good Cry

Interesting when my good cry was over guess what else went away too? Yep, my fibro pain became non-existent once again. So I decided to do some digging into how crying is good us. Dr. William H. Frey II says crying is a natural way to unlock emotional stress. This I found interesting since many of my fibro flare-ups are caused by emotional stress that I hold onto for dear life.  Crying also lowers blood pressure, which is probably why I’m so much more relaxed right now. Here’s a big one for me, before I had my good cry, my eyes itched constantly even though I was spraying them with the ASEA every chance I could. Through our tears toxins are removed from our body. And this one that I think I’ll need to do more research on. A good cry reduces our body’s manganese level. This is interesting since the concentration of this mineral is 30 times greater in our tears than in our blood. Oh and did I mention this mineral affects our mood, too. Okay, here’s the biggest piece of information I needed to know and thought you would also like to know. Crying releases our body’s own natural pain killers.

Did you hear that? No wonder  I feel so much better, I just unlocked the door to my own body’s natural painkillers.

You are probably wondering what would I need to cry about? Well, let me tell you life is difficult, and sometimes you need a good cry to get over the next hurdle in life. We all have setbacks, hurdles to climb over, and disappointments. So the next time my fibro acts up I’m going to remember that a good cry may be just what I need to cleanse my body and spirit and activate my natural pain killers.

Thinking I should schedule a good cry once a month on my calendar for my health’s sake.

 

SAVING MY HEALTH & MY MONEY

Yesterday I decided for kicks and giggles to tally up how much money I would have to spend to feel as good as I do while take ASEA. I was dumbfounded by the amount of money I would have to spend in order for my health to be at this level and my life to be this good. Below you’ll find a list of products that I don’t have to take because I take ASEA. By taking ASEA I’m saving my health and my money, but more importantly I’m building a life.

One of the things that ASEA does is accelerates the body’s production of its own natural antioxidants, like glutathione, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase.

A question I always need answered is where these supplements come from. Since ASEA accelerates our bodies own natural production of these antioxidants I don’t have to be concerned because they are made within my own body, but if I’m going to pop a pill to get these then I would want to know. Wouldn’t you? For instance, SOD comes from animal sources (www.webmd.com). Since many people today are vegetarians and vegans this is simply out of the question.

Since glutathione, catalase, and SOD helps with removing wrinkles, treating pain, and inflammation I’ve been able to stop using other single forms these products since I used to suffer from an autoimmune illness. Notice I said “used to,” because it’s been almost a year (next month) since I had my last flare up. I also used to have red, blotchy, scaly skin in different parts of my body which I haven’t had to deal with and I’ve been able to enjoy some of my favorite foods like grapefruit and an occasional piece of cheese. My face used to be screaming with redness on my nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead that would burn every time I washed my face. I had to use special cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup just to keep it from burning and showing every time I went out of the house. Now I use ASEA and I no longer have to wear foundation makeup because I have nothing that I want to hide.

Before ASEA

Below are the products I used.

Let’s see what’s the running total so far? I used to spend $380.51 a month on health products just for myself. I’d now have to double this to include the supplements my husband used to take for his health concerns. That’s a whopping $761.02 for dealing with both of our health issues individually. So when someone asks me, “Don’t you think $120 a month for a case of ASEA is crazy?” I say, “NO! Spending $761 a month is crazy!” Before I found ASEA I had no choice but to treat each individual health issue with different products. Now that ASEA has been a part of our life for over a year, we’ve been saving money because ASEA ($120) has taken the place of 10 supplements and numerous skincare products.

It’s not rocket science to figure out the numbers, $120 a month is a far better deal than $761. Saving my health and saving money in the process is only one half of the puzzle. The other half is that I get to share this wonderful product with all the people I meet throughout my day.