Things I learned in 2016, aka “happy, healthy, laughy, smiley, dancey…all I ever want to be!”
There is only one thing that you need to know when you are on the way to wellness.
The number one reason for all dis-ease is our body being too acidic.
Recently back in May 2016, I realized this while researching my fibro symptoms and becoming an herbalist.
I started off my research on this website and it changed my life.
I read a whole lot of different diets before and fads in my day, but never have I ever read anyone referring to food as ‘dead’ or ‘alive’ before.
And finally I realized that my specialty baking of “Pasta, Pizza and Pies!” was really translated to “Fat, Gluten and thighs…” lol I realized that all my favorite foods to make aka all my favorite foods of 2014 and 2015, were basically reconstructing my dna in a very GMO and gluten way. As soon as I made this revelation of “paste bombs”I also found something called the Candida Fungus, and explained to my family that every time we ate Gluten, Sugar or Dairy it was “feeding the dark side of the force.”
See my best nine instagrams of 2015 to understand our diet from then.
I put my family what would be called a very strict ‘candida detox and cleanse’.
We started with the candida diet. We went from ordering mail order ice cream and spending 150$ a month in dairy, coffee, butter, and flour, before all this;To not buying them at all. We quit caffeine for about 3 months and also dairy of any sort. We were down to less then a pound of butter a month, and the only dairy I allowed in the house was requirement to be ‘cultured’, so yogurt and sour cream were like ice cream for a while. Lol
Without buying the gimmicks I followed this amazing blogger that teaches about Candida here : https://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoeat.htm
We quit pork, and stuck to just eggs, and beef, substituting with beans when we were out. Beans are not usually in that diet but we are now beanheads anyways. It was the cheapest alternative to meat.
We figured out some other alternatives that are not usually promoted for candida but honestly it saved our detox in many ways, such as honey. Any and all sugar is usually not something to do for candida, but we were consuming the Raw Local Honey for the Enzymes to help our detox, so I allowed it. And honestly for a quitting sugar transition, honey with local enzymes is a really smart alternative, our sugar consumption even now is reduced from this whole process and its now 2017.
We did our detox from May 2016 to now and by October 2016, My whole family shed unexplainable poundage. My husband and I both lost 40 lbs without working out or leaving the house.
We were both an ungodly 180 lbs and are both down to a healthy 130 now. We lost all our dairy fat and wheat bellies we called them. All our jellylike fat is gone and our muscles are ready for toning of the exercise sort.
We all changed the way that we drink water and the way that we use water as well. Which I will get into later. We started using essential oils in our daily regime and also detoxed our house by spraying them everywhere. We cured our dog of his skin problems with essential oils and realized the importance of certain herbs into our everyday diet.
We now eat raw garlic, oregano, turmeric and other raw herbs each and everyday for better health.
We quit sugar mainstream sodas, in fact, making my lacto fermented sodas were a huge part of the probiotic part of our diet and detox, for a while we were even feeling bad when I was not making them.
Heres a link to that fun;
The difference in our water now is that it is also not dead anymore. The second best diet change that we did besides changing our acid bodies, was drinking and bathing in ph water. We obtained water bottles with a mineral/rock filter that balances the ph and alkalines our drinking water, we have never felt better, since changing our water. And we also bought amazing ph balanced shower heads, so we were not bathing or showering in hard water anymore. We went through an 8 lb bag of magnesium flakes in the bath to make it soft water, until we figured out the shower heads, which I will share here. They literally changed our skin into ph, and we were able to detox from the outside in as well as the inside out.
Heres a link to the water bottles and shower heads;
I am now realizing that each and every little thing we put on and in and around our bodies affect us. And everything has its own vibration, even the food that we eat, the ground we walk on and especially our physical bodies.
Our physical bodies at our abnormal weight were screaming for a detox/diet change and lifestyle change. It started the summer before my son started 1st grade so we had him say he did a “lifestyle change” over summer. We not only changed our diet, we detoxed our home, detoxed our dog and even changed the way that we think about the world.
I am turning 28 today, and FINALLY able to say that I am through my astrological journey of the saturn cycle. I have had a very rough detox year, lost a whole lot of weight and even realized more things about myself than I could ever imagine. I finally am ok with who I was as a child, and therefore able to accept who I am today and everything that I have been through until this point.
I can honestly blame a couple reasons for our ‘mindset’ change, and I recommend it for anyone looking for change. We are more aware of everything around us, and like I said before the vibrations of everything. This past year 2016 was the year of the gemstones.
Yea, once we detoxed we started to collect minerals and gemstones, imagine holding a rock, that makes you feel better. Imagine having a bag of rocks around your neck, that not only helps you feel better, but helps you heal faster and communicate more clearly. Well thats the power of gemstones. We discovered an amazing price online a few months ago, for minerals and gemstones here and there and now our personal collections are insane. Our lifes change every time we get a new lot of stone in, we have even been given a few pieces and every rock in our house, has changed our life for the better.
Here are a few amazing shots of some of our collection, which has shrunk and grown in the past few months; a few stones are missing, and a few have been missing then found, but our collection ‘harmonizes’ the house, even when we cant locate them.
Now my husband has been influenced by the ‘gems’ so much that his creative brain is on overload mode, from a man who honestly has only done about 2-3 creative projects in the last 3 years; he has started more projects creatively then I can even name here. He started to copper wrap the gemstones and make jewelry, he started to bend copper pipe and wire into house harmonizer vortexes, he started to work with clay again and has made figures with gemstone eyes and teeth now, he started to make music again; this is amazing, to see him create. I have been with him for 10 years now, working on year 11 for 2017, and I have never seen him have this kind of surge of creative energy, its from the gemstones I swear.
Its also from detoxing, when you feel better and can reach your own toes to tie your own shoes, and your wheat belly is gone without a single crunch or plank, you get happy. Just a little, lol. I am so happy to be over my saturn cycle, I feel reconstructed, rejuvenated and re energized, I feel re birthed from 2016.
So to put it all into perspective,
2016 caused me to seek knowledge, seek truth about my body and mind.
2016 made me google more things then I can even explain and cause me to have a paradigm shift in my learning, I am now a home remedy herbalist, and I DO feel confident to say that.
2016 brought me a bigger picture perspective, and also awarded me with gemstones, linking me to the astral realm, and well as mother earth.
2016 brought me an understanding of my body and my families; I no longer have ANY of my previous fibromalgia symptoms and even cut my husbands big pharma pills by half their dosage.
2016 gave me the end of my saturn cycle, thank god, and finally gave me confidence in myself.
2016 made me realize that the only thing that you need in life is
being HAPPY, HEALTHY, to SMILE, LAUGH AND DANCE.
And if you can have those everyday, you have all you need in the world.