Friday, July 27, 2012

Checking in two years later.....

Two years ago this month I found out that fungus was the root of all of my chronic illnesses. I started on a journey to change my diet and get my life back.  

Here are just a few things that making changes in my diet have accomplished:

1.  I am off Prozac/anti-depressants for the first time in 20 years.

2.  I have been soda free for 2 years. 

3.  My entire family hit the 2 year mark in June of NO sick visits.  That's 2 adults and 3 children. 

No sick visits for 2 years. 

4. I am no longer a walking pharmacy.  I am down from 8-10 daily medications to just one.

5.  My oldest son is now off his ADHD medications for the first time in 7 years.  He is 13 and had been on them since he was 6.   

6.  I no longer have a "medicine" cabinet.

7.  I have learned how to use natural things like coconut oil, tea tree oil, olive leaf extract, grapefruit seed extract to ward off or treat anything coming our way.

8.  I have learned to cook more things in these 2 years than I have my adult life! ( I don't like to cook, so this is a pretty big deal)

9.  My children read labels and can tell you if there is corn, soy, peanuts or other genetically modified foods in something AND put it back on the shelf.  

10.  I can ride a bike, go for a jog, hike a mountain, walk on the beach......I can live life instead of being held back by pain, constant fatigue, and depression.


Lizzie Branch said...

beautiful!!!! loving life is much better than not living. Congratulations to you for making tough choices which have given you your life back.

JFE said...

I'm so proud of you Karen! And I've learned so much from you too...... :)

truth in weakness said...

wow, that is one big list of praises, karen. and as for #8, that's my story, too (the seriously cooking-averse girl havin' to figure it all out). ;)

thx for sharing, & PRAISE GOD!!