Can I tell you how amazing I am feeling?!?
I did have alil set back about 1 week ago when I tried to go off my Cymbalta cold turkey (ok what does turkey have to do with stopping something right away?) as I went into a severe withdrawal. I didn't know it at the time, I thought I was dieing. I was disorientated, dizzy, sick (literally throwing up), and fatigued... I was like this for about 3 days when I started doing some research and that's when I found out it was do to the Cymbalta and the nasty side effects going off this nasty drug. Boy I'm so glad the doctor told me to tapper down instead of cold turkey (there's that damn turkey again)......WHY don't they tell ya this stuff?? So I went back on my normal dose and the next day,
I was back to "Normal". I started a tapper down and should be finished with it in the few days. Everything I have been doing has been "Natural". I look back at how skeptic I was less then 2 months ago about functional medicine/holistic and I'm telling you
IT'S NO JOKE!!
I've changed my eating around once again as I got my food sensitivity test back. It's great to see what I should not be eating, but it also sucks to see what I should not be eating. I have been able to broaden my horizons further then nuts, seeds, berries, fruit, and veggies.....which is so nice. I just wish I had the results of my food sensitivity before started that diet as most of what I was eating ~ YEAP I am sensitive too. This last week was a true test of my commitment to myself and health......
Gall Bladder Flush
Through another test we have found out that I am not digesting my foods. So my pancreas is not working properly :( The thought is my gall bladder also isn't doing it's job. Which lead me to my first real flushing. My diet consisted of NO FAT all week and supplements....lots of them. I could have 1g of fat per 100 calories, NOT an easy thing to do. I have done some serious shopping for food...going different places and reading labels like I have never read labels before. It can be frustrating and exhausting, but my hope is I once I know what I can have and where to get it....it won't be so difficult. I hope! On day 6 I got to add in more supplements and lemon juice, freshly squeezed and non sweetened. With ONLY grapefruit for dinner.
I drank 1/2 cup 5 different times through the day. Then my FAVORITE..... 1/2 cup of cold pressed organic unrefined olive oil. Yeap.....YUMMY!
I did it though...and didn't even puke! I am amazed. And if you EVER need a tip on how to clean yourself out.....believe me just straight lemon juice worked like a champ, but between the lemon juice and oil
Now let's hope that did what it needed to do, because I'm not too sure I'll be doing that again.......
I'd rather opt to have the Gall Bladder removed. I can say I've done it and I really don't need to experience it again.
My list of foods I have a sensitivity to is amazing. Some of them on my list I don't even have to bat an eye about, but then there are others that are just wrong for me to NOT eat.
My DO NOT EAT List :
Amaranth, blackberry, buckwheat, red bean, blue cheese, Carrot, Cottage Cheese, Clam, Herring, Hazelnut, Mustard, Nutrasweet, Green Olive, Orange, Onion, Oyster, Oregano, Black Pepper, Pineapple, Radish, Rabbit, Sesame, Shrimp, Yogurt (any kind), Almond, Banana, Beet, Brussel Sprouts, Lima Bean, Pinto Bean, Casein, Egg White, Gluten, Litchi, Malt, Peanuts, Spinach, Tumeric, Wheat, Bakers Yeast, Brewers Yeast, Swiss Cheese
At First I looked at this list and said "what can I eat"? When the shock wore off....there is a lot of things I can eat. I just have to look alil harder...Look beyond what I see. And now that I can eat things with more fat in them, my options that I can have are looking MUCH better. Dan says he doesn't know how I do it, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Now my system has started to detox. I am going to see Dr Scott next week to talk about my gall bladder flush and go over more test results. The other test that has come back to environmental sensitivity ...... I have to say I'm alil anxious to see what else triggers me. Then to see what's the other flush I need to start, as my "gut" stool test showed things that shouldn't be there ie: yeast, wrong ecoli, and h -pylori. And I'm "healthy" with the main stream physicians, geez! I have to wonder if things were caught and taken care of earlier would I be in such "rough" shape. Well while I'm at it hang out my "dirty laundry"... Dr. Scott has also found my thyroid to not be working properly, my cortisol & testosterone levels are not even on the charts low, my estrogen levels are high (find it funny as I've had a complete hystorectomy since '04, and my A16 estrogen (bad cancer producing) is through the roof high.
Well isn't the