Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MetalloClear Week 9

Today I start Week 9, Day 57 of my heavy metal detox. I'm still taking 2 in the morning and 1 at night. I don't have anything new to report. I'm not really experiencing any new side effects and I'm not better yet either. If I stay at this dose, I still have 9 weeks to go with this detox so here's to hoping I start getting relief in the weeks to come!

On a separate note, I had genetic testing done from 23andMe and got the results of that last week. It's overwhelming and extremely detailed so I won't bother going into it here unless anyone is curious enough to ask. I have some genetic mutations that affect things like B12, Vitamin D, brain function (GABA) and things like toxicity to acetaminophen (good to know!), excess estrogen, histamine sensitivity and more.  Of course I already knew about my methylation issues and the full genetic testing revealed more issues in that cycle so now I know some more things to be cautious of, but nothing life changing.  I'm not about to walk around worrying about all these things when I know full well the Lord is in control of it all.  I can only take care of myself the best I can and trust in Him for the rest. 

Interesting enough, the woman I met with talked about how our genes are only a small part of the equation, and it's how we live our lives that actually determines our health. She wasn't just talking about what we eat, if we exercise, or smoke/drink and more, but also if we hold on to things like anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, what we think about and look at with our eye, etc.  Yup, the Bible talks all about this stuff.  Turns out, our Creator knows what He's talking about.  It's all in His word of truth to live by.  Not that I needed any convincing. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MetalloClear Week 8

Today is week 8, day 50 of my heavy metal detox.  I have at least another 8 weeks to go since I'm not taking the full dose yet. I don't have anything new to report since last week. I'm still on the dose of 2 in the morning and 1 at night, but I do plan on increasing to 2 at night soon.  If anything new comes up, I'll post about it. Until then, I'll be plugging along!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MetalloClear Week 7

I'm starting Week 7, day 43 of my heavy metal detox today. Since my last post I can report no new symptoms (or, potential "side effects").  My blood sugar evened out within a day of me dropping back down to the dosage of 1 in the morning and 1 at night.  I increased back up to 2 in the morning and 1 at night this past Monday, 5/11, so that is my current dose. We'll see how it goes this time.  So far so good!  I wish I was on the full dose this whole time because if I were, I'd be done with all this in one more week!  Ah well, the Lord has His purpose and plan in it all.  

I'm feeling a lot less like quitting too. I think these emotions are normal, especially since they're coupled with my burning out on care-giving for my grandma.  That definitely adds to the stress of things most days. I can only continuously go before the Lord in prayer and bible study to carry me though. 

Focusing on the positive, I can honestly say I feel so much better this year than I did at this time last year. I was just discussing with my sister how much better I seem to be handling the tree pollen. Last year the pollen would have me down and own with horrible dizziness, ear pain/pressure and being off balance. That's not the case at all this year and the pollen is supposedly worse.  It does still affect me somewhat, but I'm nowhere near bedridden like I was. I credit a lot of that healing to fixing my gut bacteria and am praying this detox pushes me past the finish line!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MetalloClear Week 6

I starting Week 6, Day 36 of my heavy metal detox today. I've been on the dosage of 2 in the morning and 1 at night since 4/26.  I never increased any higher because I had another rough week of symptoms.  My hip pain and the anxiety I was experiencing are completely gone; however, I started having major blood sugar issues. It's not like me to get really shaky in the mornings or between meals, but that started happening every day.  I'm eating really healthy so I can't blame it on my diet. I checked in once again with my doctor and she advised me to decrease my dosage back down to 1 in the morning and 1 at night.  I start that today.  She believes the metals are shifting in my body and said she thinks my symptoms are actually a very good sign.  Here's to praying she's right!  

I'd like to be frank and whine for a bit about how I've grown completely weary of this whole process. I'm sick of being sick, sick of eating healthy, sick of all the water I have to drink, sick of taking MetalloClear and the fake peach shake that accompanies it and all my supplements.  All joking aside about whining, I'm actually being serious. Is it normal to hit some kind of wall with all this? I wish I had someone who went through this process to talk with.  The Bible tells us that tribulation brings about perseverance (Romans 5:4) and the Lord sure is working that out in me now!  I can't even tell you how I want to just quit it all but then I'm reminded of this cartoon:

Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow and maybe not.  This struggle keeps me close to the Lord and I have to trust that's exactly where He wants me to be at this moment in time.  I'm not even pretending it's easy because it's not.  Did I mention I'm on the edge of quitting??