Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MetalloClear Week 13

Today I start Week 13, Day 85 of my heavy metal detox. I don't have anything new to report this week regarding the detox. I restarted my supplements, taking one at a time for 3 days before adding another, per my doctor's instructions.  So far I only started taking the Methyl Protect again but am due to add the Complete Mineral Complex tomorrow. 

That's about it so far for the week!  You know as they say, no news is good news. :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MetalloClear Week 12

Today starts Week 12, Day 78 of my heavy metal detox.  I don't have anything new to report since last week. Things have been okay, no better and no worse. I still have a swollen, painful joint on one of my fingers but my doctor doesn't think it's related to the detox. I checked this morning and it seems I only have 47 more days to go.  Let the countdown begin!!

I'm debating when to start my supplements again. My doctor said to take 2-3 weeks off and tomorrow will make it 2 weeks since I stopped. I'll probably wait one more week and then touch base with her to see. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

MetalloClear Week 11

I started Week 11 of my heavy metal detox yesterday; today is Day 72.  I started getting really burned out last week again on everything and I wasn't sure if how I was feeling was caused by side effects from any one of the 10+ supplements I had to take everyday, the detox itself or just plain burnout on it all. I seemed to have a headache everyday, insomnia, depressed feelings and just wanting to cry, completely dreading the supplements and even my diet.  Most recently, I developed joint pain in my fingers/knuckles and a few of them are pretty swollen. I got really sick of eating a lot of high fat too and longed to sit down to a "normal" meal.  (Not that how I was eating wasn't normal, it was actually very healthy.  I guess I was just craving some comfort type food high in carbs!!)  I let my doctor know and she advised me to stop everything except the detox for 2-3 weeks and to see how I feel.  I can't even tell you what freedom it felt like to pack up all my supplements and put them out of sight for now.  I wish I could have stopped the detox too but I guess I made it this far, I may as well finish.  I also started eating a bit more carbs with my gluten free bread and cereal but surprise, that didn't make my body feel better just my mind! Now that I feel like I don't have to do something, it's been easier to get back on track with eating the way my doctor advised because I know I'm not bound to it.  That's a ridiculous way to live and I know it's not the way the Lord wants me to view food.  I'm really seeking Him on this matter and plan to eat according to how He guides me each day. I did seem to do really well with the high fats and protein, but there has to be a balance. 

My gallbladder test came back normal which kind of surprised me. I'm not sure what all those gallbladder like symptoms were that kept happening to me. I did make the connection between eating my homemade granola (with almonds, cashews, pumpkin & sunflower seeds with coconut oil & honey) with having the attacks so maybe for some reason I'm intolerant to that right now. 

There's a scripture that says: "Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." (Isaiah 40:31).  I came across it the other day and thought to myself that I was getting tired and weary and certainly didn't feel filled with strength.  It occurred to me that I must not be waiting "on the Lord" like I should.  Where has my focus been?  I think I've just been waiting for this detox to be over and focusing too much on what I see and not on what I can't (2 Cor 4:18). I'll admit it's a daily battle to keep my eyes on the Lord but I know that it's the only focus I can have to make it through all this!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

MetalloClear Week 10

I'm starting Week 10, Day 64 of my heavy metal detox today. I hit a milestone yesterday and finally finished my first bottle of MetalloClear! I start the second bottle today and have 8 weeks left to go. I decided to stay at the dose of 2 in the morning and 1 at night since I'm doing alright at that dosage and my doctor confirmed that it hasn't seemed to matter if the detox is done faster or slower.  I'll take slower and avoid the risk of any further side effects. I also ditched the medical food shake I was drinking everyday to support the detox in favor of capsules called Xymogen DPO med caps. They serve the same purpose and I had reached my breaking point with drinking that shake.  For the past week I've felt like vomiting it up and you know when you know that you're just done with something.  I'm thankful there was an alternative.  My husband and I have this silly thing we do when we get rid of something we don't like.  You know that song "na na na hey hey (goodbye!)!"?  Yeah, well I sang the first bottle of MetalloClear and the medical shake all the way to the garbage!

On a separate note, I've been having some issues with my stomach that seem to be gallbladder related. I'm having an ultrasound today to check things out since my mother and sister both had theirs removed at my age. I'm not sure what's causing all the pain and related fun symptoms.  Could it be my new high fat diet?  I know that fat affects the gallbladder. I'm not sure, but I'm sure hoping it's not that and that I don't need surgery!!  If it's not my gallbladder though, I can't imagine what it could be.  

I started a magnesium supplement this week too at the suggestion of the nutritionist I met with who went over my 23andMe results with me. I'm not sure what it can add to my health, but I hear a lot about magnesium deficiencies and how it can affect a lot of bodily systems. I remember trying it once a while back to see if it would help with my dizziness, but I don't think I tried it long enough.  We shall see!