About this page:I have learned an awful lot over the past few years. About myself, disease, natural remedies, supplements and the like. This page is for informational purposes only. In the interest of self-preservation, I will now make the following statement:
I am not a doctor. I am not TELLING you to try any of this. If you are an adult, be sure to ask your doctor; if you are a kid, go ask your Mom. Please do your own research before starting.Sorry for being so loud and all, but I didn't want anybody to miss it ;o)
So why did I write this page you may ask? Over the past eight years my life has been in a disease-ridden tailspin, beginning with a cancer diagnosis at age 40 (first mammogram - go figure, right?) and heading rapidly downhill from there. For the last two years I have been slowly changing everything I do, from learning how to help myself (NOT to imply helplessness before, but a definite shift in how/where I learned and gathered information). Armed with the certainty that God has given us everything we need to heal ourselves, I set out on the road less traveled determined to see what I could do to help myself....
My Starting PointBreast Cancer (Stage 1c, 6 mos. chemotherapy, 1 year Herceptin, multiple surgeries) , Polymyositis (diagnosed when unable to walk more than 10 steps, 1 year high does steroid treatment), Raynaud's Phenomenon (medication), Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia (medication), Arthritis (spine and hips), Bursitis (both hips), B-12 Deficiency (weekly shots), Osteopenia, Estrogen Dominance, Gluten Intolerance, Sjogren's Syndrome (medications), Hypothyroidism (medication), and one (or ten) more than I can't recall at the moment. I had an Internest (every 3-6 months), a Rheumatologist (every 3 months), a Neurologist (every 3-6 months), and was sent to the Mayo Clinic on several occasions.
Where I am nowI am a work in progress, however, I have made unbelievable progress over the past two years. What you choose to do with this information is entirely up to you. I now only see my Internest for regular annual checkups. I have been discharged by my Rheumatologist, and my Neurologist as well. Oh, and hold the Mayo, please ;o)
The following is a list of what I've done, why I did it, and how it helped me.
#1 - Me go Paleo (ug).
Changing your diet is the single most important thing you can do for yourself. I have struggled to eat healthy foods my entire life. Up until a couple of years ago, I had no idea why I couldn't seem to make myself eat vegetables, use condiments, drink soda or coffee, and use spices (for more on this or if you're an overly picky eater, please visit the Supertaster page).
This page is currently under destruction *cough* er, I mean construction.
Check back soon!