I wrote this in late June but just now getting around to posing it.
With my recent Mycoplasma diagnosis, along with low hormones and thyroid issues, the MD has decided I need to take more thyroid. Oh, before I go too far, my initial MD was ran out of the state for treating Lyme, so I was orphaned by him and adopted by his partner. The new MD has a plan and he explained it like WWII. You need the bombers, fighters, cannons, infantry, etc., etc. to fight the war in your body, therefore I need more “stuff”. Well, I have a heart condition, probably due to the infection, which causes me to have arrhythmia and to increase the “stuff” I am now on a beta blocker. I’m not too happy with this idea, since I don’t like medicine in the first place, but for now it keeps me alive. He also switched my antibiotic to Levaquin. (da, da, dummmm…..)
Well, I got to a point of looking to see if there was anything else I can be doing to help the war and my diet was the first to surface. Every day I hide the bad foods I intake and say it’s healthy or say I have a healthy living style by exercising when I can. Let’s rethink this in a quick sentence. No I don’t have a healthy living style. So, finding out about the recent MD that developed MS and figured out how to eat right to help manage her symptoms, I listened and did what I usually do and take it to the extreme by Juice Fasting and believe me, it’s awesome but not without some precautions.
I juice all day, no solid food. I did this for 10 days and broke the fast by eating an apple, and then later moved into salads with ACV and fresh vegetables or vegan soup for the next couple days. Now the point of all this is to detox your body of junk and supply my body with the nutrients and micro nutrients my body needs and have been deprived of for some time. The first drink I had, I felt like I was in Herx’ing Hell. The detox load was huge and by drinking the first juice, I felt the load within 30 minutes. It finally subsided after a few days but continue to follow the regimen. I’m not starving, unless I’m away from my house to juice but I learned quickly to plan ahead. I have lost weight, my skin feels so much better, and I’m having days of feeling just darn right good. Plus I’m starting to have a disdain for “dead” food.
So yes, there are a lot of positives but you have to watch what you do when you take medication. I continue to juice but every other day or so, I will eat fruit or vegetables to keep things moving. Honestly, I don’t know where abx are digested and frankly I don’t want to find out by not eating. (updated: after speaking with my doctor, he approved the juicing and suggested I should be fine to continue doing it.)
I recently had a Naturopath come and speak to the Lyme Group. What a pleasant surprise he was, especially since I was the guinea pig. He took a drop of blood and analyzed my condition. I have high amounts of protein in my blood, we saw my WBC’s aren’t working(instead it’s just hanging out and taking a coffee break) and low differential to the RBC, we found the MPn, we found evidence of a virus (HHV6), saw some parasitic blood worms, mold, heavy metals, and saw cancer cells. It was all very interesting to finally see what I have wanted to see this whole time. So, he has a plan and says he’s very successful with it. I will visit him soon to see his plan for me, but I understand he’s expensive. At the same time, he does say we could get stabilized in 9 months, sometimes longer depending on the case. I will just need to weigh my options, but I definitely want to see who has the best plan first.
That’s about it. I hope everyone is getting some sort of good results out of what they are doing. Hang in there and be patient. Christian