Real ChangePosted by SoundHealer on 2 years ago
Hello everyone! I am here to heal the inflammation in my body. I am taking a multi-pronged approach to this, including a clean diet, spiritual healing, and working with emotions that I believe are quite linked to my inflammation (think in-flame-action, caused by those fiery emotions). My focus here is to deal with the diet and lifestyle aspects to my healing journey. I am in need of support, which is why I am inviting others with inflammatory conditions (such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, allergies, eczema, leaky gut syndrome, etc.) to join me in using fresh juice and a plant-based diet to thoroughly heal our bodies.
A bit about me: I apparently have been dealing with inflammation for quite a long time. I have had allergies and asthma since I was a kid, and while they are a little less severe now, I have not been one of those lucky ones who grew out of it. I am currently dealing with pain and inflammation in my hands that have put me on medical leave from my work. This sucks because I love what I do now, and I am going into a new field that I also love, which also requires the use of my hands. Here's the kicker - I am in recovery from an eating disorder that I have had since pre-adolescence (and I am now at a healthy weight and don't need to change it one bit), which was over 20 years ago. So while I would love to experience the fast and amazing changes that those of you who do extended juice fasts experience, it is not indicated for me. It would be dangerous! So at this point, my goal is to drink up to two juices a day, with the rest of my food being healthy and very plant-based.
I did a research paper during this last term on Joe Cross's juice fast and why it worked as an alternative healing method. I walked into my research as a fence-sitter, not knowing how I felt about this whole juice craze thing and if it was good for you or not. By the end of my paper, I had loaded up on the science of why juicing works and saw clear evidence supporting it. I also saw that it is not right for everyone, including people like me with an eating disorder. Even though I am not going on a full reboot, I can still reap the benefits of juicing!
I bought a used Breville juicer on Craigslist (for $25!!) and have only been drinking juice for 3 days, with today being day 4. I have had a mean green juice daily so far, which is not that tasty, but is at least a good way to get vegetables like celery and cucumber in my diet. I don't like those two veggies at all, so juicing and pairing it with apples, citrus and ginger makes them a little more palatable. I like to think that after juicing for a while, I will see some positive results and be able to return to work with little or no pain. This is my goal - it is not to lose weight, but to heal my inflammation. I must keep repeating that to myself so that my eating disorder doesn't grab ahold of my juicer and run away with it.
So tell me, friends, what are your favorite juices and ingredients for healing inflammation?
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