Major Adjustments, Major Results

Well, I’m up much earlier than usual. Part of that is how brutal Sundays are on my body. The other part is being in another major health transition period. You see, I’ve not gone to sleep without major medication in nearly 4 years. In fact, any time I’ve tried in the past I remained awake all night long. However, this is a new era and I’m in a new healing season.

Anyone following my story knows it’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions. However, when I tell you this pain is leaving me better I really mean it this time. I’m absolutely certain that the changes in my diet alone are changing my life drastically. Forget about the delicious foods it’s taking away from me. Realize the quality and longevity of life it’s giving to me.

So, much has already changed in just a couple weeks of diet and further life adjustments.

One, my body feels healthier than it has in over 4 years. Two, I’ve now officially eliminated or reduced 6 different medications. Three, my body is now not only avoiding bad foods, but is consuming good nutritious foods. Fourthly, my overall pain is nothing compared to what it was before. That is as long as I stay away from inflammatory foods that most people don’t think are hurting them. Trust me, you will keep hearing a whole lot about my eating habits because my eyes are being opened more with each new day.

Honestly, I have a true shot at getting off most of my medications. No, this is not going to happen overnight. Every week I’m looking at how to take another strategic step forward. So far I’ve not been disappointed and every sacrifice has been worth it. Last night, I only slept 3 ½ hours. That was due to me completely eliminating two muscle relaxers and 25mg of Amitriptyline. The fact that I was able to fall asleep at all was a big deal. I’m certain that I will get more rest in a little while. I try my best to make Mondays my weekly day of rest.

Just for the sake of informing anyone interested. Here are the foods I’ve removed and the foods I’m allowing myself to eat. I will be getting some specific allergy testing done next week. This testing will let me know if there are other foods I need to eliminate. And, whether there are some things I’ve eliminated that I can at least eat in moderation. Here’s what I’m daily living by at the present time. And, I’m talking zero cheating outside of the stupid caffeine I allowed into my body yesterday.

FOODS REMOVED:

Sugar, Dairy, Eggs, Gluten Grains, Corn, Shellfish, Soy, Beef, Pork, Processed Meals, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate

FOODS ALLOWED:

Fruits, Healthy oils, lean meats, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables, non-gluten whole grains.

“You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial.” 1 Corinthians 10:23

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