Today I start a 29 cleanse (28 days + a day to start up with a complete juice cleanse of No. 9 only). Join me on the journey. I will log my days every morning and recap the day before.
As many of you know...Grounding Roots was created for one simple reason, to make me better. It grew from a simple attempt by Jedidiah (my husband) to juice for me daily, which then turned into a neighborhood friend request and then into a small business. Our new mission is to not only keep our family healthy but our community. We saw hope in this process...we still do.
The truth is I am still seeking the "answer" like everyone else...
To recap since my first post...I went through 6 months of intense antibiotic treatments, long days filled with exhaustion and nausea...no alcohol and loads of laying around...bah-humbug. With a plan to come off slowly from the medications, I was feeling ready and feeling pretty good about my future. During this same time, I also started treating my daughter (holistically) for Lyme. It's been an exhausting 6 months to say the least. So I came off of the treatment ready to be cured, only to relapse 2 weeks later. I was devastated. I say to myself...this just my journey and I "own" it completely.
So here I am. 1 month out and still ready to keep fighting. In the first few days of relapse (and depression), I first read Bite Me by Ally Hilfiger, that stole my heart. Her journey mirrored my own and I felt inspired by the closing chapter of being your own healer and just stopping the noise around us (which I started to do these past 6 months by learning to slow down and saying "no"). It gave me hope in the natural approach. Next I read, Conversations with God, which set me up to be in the right mind space for healing. A life changing read for sure (if you are into that kinda thing). Lastly, after a solid year of multiple recommendations I finally picked up Medical Medium. This is where I am now. I read the book and I was so inspired to just jump in. It 100% supports what Jedidiah and I believed from day one “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This book just gives a clearer focused path.
So here I go... I am journaling it here in hopes to inspire someone else who is dealing with the same thing or similar to just dive in and keep searching for your "answer" to living a healthy life filled with wakeful days and sleep-filled nights.
Here's my plan: (which is completely pulled from the Medical Mediums 28 day cleanse plan).
Day 1: One day - Juice fast with cucumber, apple and celery (using No. 9 because it's available quickly to me).
28 day cleanse: Only raw vegetables and fruits
Positive activities to help in the process:
My Actual Cleanse Plan:
Here are my notes of food and herbs from the book of things that promote healing for EBV and Lyme (no order of priority):
Here I go...
Intention: Be committed and open to the journey.