GreenShoes

  • About: I am 38. I am not overweight. I look completely healthy to those who know nothing about the real me. I am extremely sick. I have been referred to the Mayo Clinic for my "condition" because most doctors don't know what to do with me. They say I am the worst case they have ever seen. It's debilitating, depressing, life-threatening and it's a daily battle. My battle may never be won against cholinergic urticaria, but I must keep trying. I must keep searching for my cure.
  • Why I've Joined Reboot with Joe: My 10 year long journey has now led me to this site. I hope to cure my body of cholinergic urticaria. I have a very severe case, it can be life threatening at times and I have been battling this daily for over a decade.

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  • GreenShoes

    3 years ago

    4/13/16 DAY 2 REBOOT: I'm going to attempt to change some habits today. I have a few challenges to overcome. Our house operates as a small homestead, so I find myself in the kitchen a lot. Not necessarily eating, but mostly working (making homemade butter, yogurt, and other fermented foods, washing eggs, chopping veggies, gardening, etc.) I also homeschool my kids (in the kitchen), so I cook 3 full meals a day. I want to replace being in the kitchen all day with other things, so I am going to have my kids help with the chores so we can get out of there faster and go for a nature walk. It's tough for me to reboot because as a family we eat pretty healthy. However, healthy eating alone is not curing my urticaria. I refuse to take meds daily, but will take benedryl and/or an epipen in an emergency. I think the damage to my body was accumulative from my childhood and up through the end of my 20's of highly processed foods and pop. It's only been about 8 years since I started eating healthy, and I think it just hasn't been enough to completely cure my autoimmune disease. It has improved, no doubt, but it's not cured. Watched a video last night about juicing and if it has a place in the paleo lifestyle. Chris Kresser (famous paleoist) says add it to your life, sure, but maybe not as the primary focus of your diet. I think I agree. I will get through this reboot for healing, but I am more pumped about finding a new normal and getting back to my primal roots in a more dedicated way.

  • angiekm

    3 years ago

    Hope your day has gone well GreenShoes! Did you get yourself out of the kitchen?

  • GreenShoes

    3 years ago

    Whirlwind of a few days! All is well, kids are keeping me busy! We are getting out of the kitchen more and the weather has been sunny and 75, so I have put the phone down and enjoyed it! Sorry I have been missing...just been carting kids to sports and juicing! I made veggie soup for dinner and juiced mine! It didn't taste good, I prefer to have 10-20% fruit, but it was drinkable! I may have put a little too much garlic! I use a lot of garlic when cooking, but apparently that doesn't carry over well in the juicing department! Oh well, it has healing properties, so it's all good! Juice on!

  • angiekm

    3 years ago

    I made it through the day, how did you do? Did your headache clear up?

  • GreenShoes

    3 years ago

    I did well. I watched a toddler today, so I was busy most of the day. I went to my mom's. It was super hard not to have coffee with her, like I usually do. Other than that, I am good! Still a slight headache, but I am attributing that to the lack of protein. I'm no scientist, so I could be wrong, but my diet is rich in animal meat and fats, and this is the first time in many many years I have completely been without those things. I usually drink raw milk, eat raw butter and full fat cream, bacon grease is a staple, and farm fresh duck or chicken eggs are on the table once a day. This, along with veggies, nuts, and always some type of meat for dinner. Considering adding chia seeds to my juice for protein. Gonna look it up and see the pros and cons of doing that before deciding...

  • angiekm

    3 years ago

    I have seen others post that they also drink coconut water to help.

  • GreenShoes

    3 years ago

    Mid day of day 1, I have an awful headache. I never get headaches, like one a year, maybe... I know everyone says just get through 3 days and everything will get better. Curious, are headaches normal in the first few days?!

  • JojoF

    3 years ago

    I have one this afternoon as well, Green Shoes. The common advice is to make sure you're drinking water. Unfortunately, they are common in the first couple of days. Try increasing your water and be gentle with yourself the next couple of days.

  • angiekm

    3 years ago

    i get headaches when i feel hungry. I think it is low blood sugar.

  • GreenShoes

    3 years ago

    4/12/16 DAY 1 JO REBOOT - After adding juice to my diet for about 2 weeks consistently, slowly replacing several meals, I am officially ready for a JO (juice only) Reboot. I plan to juice for 10 days initially. Hoping to rid myself of this awful curse called Cholinergic Urticaria, which I have been battling on a daily basis for 11 years. Today is a new day...

    Juice on...cheers!

  • angiekm

    3 years ago

    Got my juices made up for 2-3 days. Patiently waiting for tomorrow morning ;-)

  • GreenShoes

    3 years ago

    Mee, too! I juiced yesterday and went to the grocery store...although, now, looking at the fridge and the pantry and my 2nd fridge, I may have been a little too excited and bought too many veggies! I found a bag of purple carrots, though, @ Whole Foods, excited about that find! Go us! Cheers!

  • angiekm

    3 years ago

    purple carrots sound interesting!

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