Boy oh boy, time just keeps flying! So what’s new with you? Here are a few things I’ve been doing.
I soaked some seeds for easier sprouting and got a start on my garden. I plan to have lots of juice worthy greens! I’m using seeds I had leftover from the ones I bought last year from Botanical Interests (I’m affiliated). I love their selection of organic and heirloom seeds, and their prices are lower than most others I have seen!
I noticed that my raspberry bushes were growing! I just put them in last fall, so I wasn’t sure how they would do, but I’m excited to see green on them! They are an everbearing variety, so I’m looking forward to having my own fresh berries throughout the summer. I also planted blueberry bushes and am still waiting to see what they will do. I bought both sets at an Amish Mud Sale, what fun! If you’ve never been to one, you must go!
I cut the underwires out of my bras! I’ve known for quite some time that underwires were not healthy, but what finally got me off the underwire bandwagon was learning how they can inhibit lymph circulation. Since I know I have cancer in my lymph system, I decided it was time to get rid of those underwires! I simply used my seamripper to make an opening at one end, pushed the tip of the wire through and pulled it out. At least I don’t have to buy all new bras!
A Positive Result for Cancer
I mentioned in my last WIA post that I was sending a sample out to test for cancer. Although I have been quite certain that I have cancer, I faced a lot of disbelief. I honestly have had no intentions of seeing a doctor since I plan to take the natural route. When I learned that I could mail a sample to a lab, I decided to go for it to have credibility with my peers as well as for my blog and future book. Hair removal became something normal!
The test was for HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone found in pregnant women and cancer patients. I tested positive (52.2) for cancer (and no, I am not pregnant).
Now, this may seem ludicrous, but I was actually delighted with my positive result! My mind said “Yes, I’m not imagining this!”, “See, all you naysayers? I told you, but you didn’t believe me!” “Now here’s my proof!”
Now that I’ve had a time to mull it over, I must admit to being a bit scared. Before knowing for certain, I didn’t dwell on it much, I felt that everything I was doing was improving my condition, so I didn’t worry. But now I feel like I need to focus more on my healing. Working full time makes it difficult for me to do all that I really should be doing. I’m actually considering some options that may allow me to have some time off from work.
I’m not sure yet what the outcome will be, but I what I would like to see happen is having the next six months off while still getting some income. If I want to go for disability, I would need to be diagnosed by a doctor and have a doctor complete the paperwork. I really don’t want to go through whatever tests and expense it would take to have a diagnosis. But there may be alternatives, such as a layoff.
One of the things I should be doing is getting an hour of sun each day, which is very difficult to do when I’m working. I can get sun on the weekends, as long as we have good weather. Last weekend was great, today, not so good.
I also should be gardening for plenty of fresh produce. I did plant a few things this past weekend. But, keeping up with a garden on top of everything else I need to do may prove difficult, and I don’t plan to worry or stress myself out over having a garden. So, if I don’t have the time, it just won’t happen.
I should be doing 2 to 3 coffee enemas per day, but I only have time for 1.
I should be juicing more. I had backed off from juicing due to not being able to juice carrots or apples. There’s too many carbs in them for me right now. The thought of plain green juices didn’t appeal to me, but today I made a very tasty green juice (see Beverages below).
I should be exercising more. I do walk the dog most days, but I haven’t been able to squeeze in more. I would really love to be doing yoga each day.
And probably the most important thing I need to be doing is having joy in my life. Quite honestly, the only joy I get from my job are the friendships I have with my co-workers and my paycheck. Most of the job isn’t bad, but it’s not my passion. Right now my passion is health and healing naturally from Candida and cancer, which I hope to be able to help others with the same struggles. That is why I am doing this blog. If I had time off from work I could also focus on really getting my blog off the ground and living a life that brings me joy!
Well, there you have it, I have stated my intentions. We shall see what happens next! Now, on to what I ate the last three weeks.
(6) Avocado Pear Green Smoothie w/sunny coconutty cookies
(2) Scrambled eggs w/provolone cheese and a roasted tomato
(3) Granny Smith apple w/homemade sunbutter
(2) Blackberry smoothie w/sunny coconutty cookies
(1) Scramble eggs with bacon and cheddar
(7) Blackberry smoothie w/sunbutter crunch
(9) Broccoli Salad
(7) Roasted chicken, roasted asparagus and cauliflower mashed fauxtatoes
(3) Scramble eggs w/cheese and easy guacamole
(4) Yogurt w/sunny coconutty cookies
(5) Taco salad
(3) Granny Smith apple w/homemade sunbutter
(1) Roasted chicken w/cheese and easy guacamole
(1) chicken salad w/leaf lettuce
(1) chicken salad w/tomatoe
I skipped a few dinners, but I am making a real effort to make at least one of my meals each day a salad.
A Word on Meats
Yesterday I did more research on colon cancer. Dr. Mercola recommends:
- Meats should not be cooked at high temperatures, so no bbq, roasting, browning, frying, etc. Looks like I need to start making soups and poaching my chicken or salmon.
- No processed meats. I admit, since going keto I went all the way and I’ve been indulging in some uncured organic bacon, it’s very tasty in my broccoli salad, but time to give it up again.
- No beef. That means no more taco salad.
- No melted cheese. I do have sources for raw organic cheese, I just won’t be able to melt them anymore.
Toasted coconut sunbutter cups
Peppermint Coconut “white fudge”
Sunny coconutty cookies
Extra dark chocolate (1 small square per day, well, sometimes two)
Sunbutter whipped with coconut cream
Red Clover tea
Ginger lemon detox tea
Green juice (cabbage, cucumber, celery, swiss chard, fennel)
It was quite good, very mild tasting. I think some lemon would be good in this, maybe a little gingerroot too. I didn’t add any today since I was also going to take my weekly detox bath with ginger lemon detox tea.
That’s it for now, wishing you an awesome week ahead!