I've been "sick" since 1970. That's a long time.
A very long time.
I'm convinced that I contracted Lyme Disease and most likely Erhlichiosis when I was 13. Mom took me from doctor to doctor. They knew there was something wrong with my kidneys but back then, I'm not sure they even knew Erhlichiosis hit the kidneys...and for sure there wasn't even a name for Lyme until 1971 when the first child was diagnosed in Lyme Connecticut.
I was finally diagnosed with Lyme in 2000, but not tested for any of the co-infections until 2006 when my entire system crashed after receiving 3-4 vaccinations to go to India. I'd also been diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus twice in my early life. All that combined created a cesspool in my DNA.
Since arriving in Texas two years ago, my life has taken several paths to not just conquer my health but to get to the root of it. I figured if you get to the root of anything you can yank that root up and throw it in the fire! But have you tried to pull the entire root of a very strong plant? Dandelion? Bull Nettle?
Usually the root breaks off and the plant grows again...only to be a thorn in your side.
All these years....47 to be exact, I've been shooting at a target blind folded.
You can't imagine...or maybe you can....how much I've prayed about this...prayed for healing...prayed for wisdom.
I've prayed more than most about what to eat....not just giving thanks, but asking if I should eat this....asking the Holy Spirit to show me what and how to eat.
Seriously...most people just shove food in their faces and never give it a second thought. Me? I'm constantly struggling over food...do I eat this or not? Do I eat meat or do I just eat veggies? Do I eat healthy fats or no fats?
WHAT DO I EAT?????
My thoughts always go back to:
Proverbs 3:7 "Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones."
Isaiah 55:2b "LISTEN, LISTEN to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare." (fare is food!!!)
1Timothy 4:4-5 "For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with Thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."
What I found is life changing....and I mean life changing!!!!
The reasons behind my family of alcoholism, the reasons behind weight struggles, the reasons behind depression, the reasons behind anxiety, the reasons behind food allergies and sensitivities, the reason it's hard for me to fall asleep, the reason why I am a 1 cup of coffee girl and a 0 alcohol girl....the reason behind why I am who I am!!!!
I can't tell you how excited that made me!!!
It's not just more pieces to my puzzle...it is my puzzle! It's the form in which to put my puzzle together.
The book mostly addresses 7 mutated genes....of which I have 6 out of 7 and the 7th is dirty but not mutated. And that particular gene...the DAO is a great portion why I have food/histamine intolerances.
I asked hubs one afternoon if he wanted to go out to eat because I just had to have some Salmon. And being vegan there wasn't much meat in our house. I had to have some Salmon!
Of course he'd been deprived of eating out for over 2 years...and he jumped for it!!! YES!!! YES!!!! LET'S GO!!! NOW!!!
I know most of you are just laughing because poor Bob has had to live with all my life experiments...I mean experiences!
Gosh that man loves me! He has put up with SO much in 36.5 years!!! Ain't love grand!
He has listened to me and adapted his own way of eating to gain better health....he struggles with migraines and is always trying to figure how to eliminate them from his life...he's getting closer and closer using diet and nutrients. He's down to 145! That's always been his goal weight for 36 years!
I am SO glad I listened to the Holy Spirit when He said....EAT SALMON!
I'm not just eating Salmon, but I'm eating ALL meat and healthy fats....grassfed or wild meat, free range eggs, goat cheese, coconut oil, ghee....all as clean as possible. I have to do a lot of drop shipments....but heck, that saves on impulsive purchases!
I work at finding what foods help me fall asleep and stay in dreamland. Dr Ben Lynch recommends a high veggie carb before bed....so it's usually broccoli or butternut squash with a fat. Otherwise he recommends a Keto Diet for cleaning these genes ...mostly the MTHFR gene. I keep my carbs below 25% daily and my fats are higher than my proteins....it's all learning how to wash and scrub my dirty genes!
BulletProof Coffee is taking strong black coffee putting in the blender with a scoop of collagen, a teaspoon or more of butter/ghee and MCT oil. It's like drinking a healthy Latte! SO good with a dash of cinnamon too!
I'm now weighing in around 125 and wearing a size 6!
Although weight was never my goal...it is the cherry on top...I cannot lie!!!
SO, here we go again...another journey to restore my health. Now, I'm truly eating to fit into my GENES!!!
I love my genes!!! ;)