on 05-13-2007 at 01:10 PM (287 Views)
My ultimate goal, right now, and subject to change..lol. is to be at 90% raw by the end of 30 days. NOt sure this is how the challenge was meant, but with so much to learn, I want to take baby steps as to make the transition easier on me. I decided will be achieved in a few different steps.
With going raw I hope to achieve HEALTH!
First step: getting properly hydrated(I don't like drinking, water, juice, anything) and keeping my mornings until lunch raw.
Second step, once comfortable with raw mornings, add afternoons.
Third step will be raw supper. This will be harder, as dh is a diehard carnivore and HATES veggies. Rarely eats them *sigh*. He got his first hemmrhoid and isn't listening than fruit and veggies will be beneficial...lol. He has to suffer with it, not me.
I'm hoping to eliminate some of my health issues.
- get hashimoto thyroiditis under control, with any luck reverse it and eliminate need for synthroid.
- anemia(last check count was 3. Normal is 20+)
- of headaches
- I have to get checked, but I'm thinking MS. My brother passed away from complications and I've so many of the same issues he had. I'm hoping to nip it in the bud
- sore back
- sore legs
- horrid heavy and LONG period
- low libido
- brain fog
- acne on back and chest, mild on face
- loose skin
- flabby belly
- moderate over weight(5'2" 145lbs).
- resperatory issues, pneumonia in august and bronchitis in March that lasted 4 weeks AND still dealing with congesting.
Ultimately, just a better overall wellbeing. I always thought I was pretty healthy, but writing it all out, I'm in rough shape! Nothing horrific, YET. I need to get this under control, and feel well!
I used to be vegetarian, but then met my sweetheart and he is carnivorous, so I slowly reverted back. I've had health issues develop. Hypothyroid, horrid anemia, 2 miscarriages, one late, one early. And more recently, everything feels like it's closing down. My family laughs, mom says, you're getting old. I'm sorry, at 33 I SHOULD NOT FEEL THIS WAY! I hate clothing shopping as my body is that of a much older woman. I've "protruding" thighs. I look short and dumpy, and in the last 3 years I've lost all the weight I had to, and didn't get rid of it. I decided that 2007 is the year of health. I started going to the gym. Using the treadmil, and doing some weight training. My mom has osteo, as, did my grandma and I'm trying to be preventative.
I'm told I have good genes, but when I look at the family history.
paternal grandma: she always complained of being unwell her whole life, cateracts, detached retina, pulmonary arterial disease(she had both legs amputated in her last years). Paternal grandfather, was very healthy until a farming accident, then he displayed signs of senility.
Dad is not bad so far, he does get recurrent gallstones, and kidney stones, his vision isn't great.
Maternal Grandfather passed way of lung cancer. Maternal grandmother had angina, her cause of death was congenital heart failure, but until her late 70's, she had no real issues. Once she was there, she developed asthma, osteo, angina and eventually heart failure which took her life at 85.
Mom. Now mom is a whole new issue. She had a hystectomy at 33. My age. It was due to fibroids. She had appendicitis, that was removed. Tonsils removed. She seems to have some mental health issues, but no one else sees it. She has depression, she's a hoarder, her home is scary. Hypothyroidishm, high blood pressure. She's had some funky infections that they never did diagnos, but eventually subsided. She lives on chocolate, ritz crackers, canned tomatoes and Coca Cola. (Hmm, wonder where the health issues lie). She had multiple miscarriage between between me and my brother. He was 6 when I was born. She's had pneumonia and has a constant cough. Every morning she starts her day with a coughing spell.
My siblings. Eldest brother: vitiligo, hypothyroidism, sterile(not by choice). He's a very fit man, was very active, but was in a car accident that injured his neck. It started to heal, and it started again. Growing up, he had sleep issues. He could carry conversations and not recall, as he was in a deep sleep. This continued until adulthood and until a few years ago when he was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The supplementation with synthroid seems to have lessened those incidents. I guess he has hit his wife in his sleep, and that was when they started looking as she was scared to be in the room with him. He is a gentle soul, that he would beat his wife intentionally, not even she believes.
My other brother, 10 months younger than the eldest. Suffered migraines as a toddler. At 5 he was told it was because he needed glasses. Looking back 40 years, it took a couple weeks to get the glasses. He'd get the glasses and he couldn't see through them. His eyes would have changed, and this happened repeatedly. At 15 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He had balance issues, vision. It progressed by 20 he walked with a can, and by 22 he was confined to a wheelchair. At 25 he could no longer speak. By 26 he couldn't even scratch his nose without great difficulty. By 27, he was essentially paralyzed, in movement but had sensation. At the time of his death at 35, he had a traech, feeding tube, was completely immobilized. He suffered a long drawn out death. He was started to go vegan, but found it frustrating. And he was never a person with great patience and quit. But during the time he was, his speech was easier to understand. But he developed headaches and other "symptoms" so the Dr. told him he was depriving himself(they didn't know what detox was apparently).
So much for the good "genes". But maybe not! I think most of what ails us, isn't necessarily genetics, but environmental. Genetics may lend to susceptibility, but I don't think it's truly written in my dna to have autoimmune disorder(note, I have 2 siblings, so 3 kids all with autoimmune disorders, one of us having 2, one lost his life).
My mom agrees it's genetic. Why her brothers and sisters have hypothyroid, and my brother and I, so of course it's genetic. WAIT, let's see, her mom and dad didn't, none of HER uncles and aunts did. So it started in that generation. And know what? She grew up on a farm, and her father worked with pesticides. There was also some kind of chemical spill on the land, a military plane crashed. I grew up in an area where we had the highest instance of cancer per capita in the country. So, let's see... there's alot to say about environment. But it *couldn't possibly* be environmental, not according to the *researchers*. Of course the outcome of research is dependant on who is sponsoring it..lol. Personally, looking at where I grew up, I've been gone 16 years now, and the people I knew, there were SO many autoimmune disorders. So much cancer. I'd put my money on environment. Environemntal being not only the land, but family environement as well, school, society as a whole, what you're exposed to.