In With the Good

November 16, 2012

healthful stir fry

My doctor has prescribed an anti-inflammation diet. She wants me to try it out. Rumoured results are pretty amazing–people getting off pain meds, insulin, oxygen …

This diet seems to be how I already eat, but pump up the fruits and vegetables and cut out the pasta and sugar. Obtaining fresh fruits and vegetables is a challenge here in the rural area where I live, but I’m making more of an effort. I’m also striving to break my pasta habit, and I actually think I can feel a difference, although it’s hard to describe.

I have a stack of cookbooks that I brought home from the library–you have no idea how strange that is; I don’t cook. And, I am a challenge to feed–no gluten, no onions, no garlic, no beans, scant dairy, no soy. Great material for a dinner date, right?

But this is all part of my quest to figure out what is next in my life. I’ve found a few dreams that I want to pursue–including traveling about Europe and visiting my many friends who live there. But these dreams require decent health and energy, and I don’t have those right now.

Buckling down and taking care of myself is hard to do. I am ashamed of my invisible disease with its invisible demands–I feel weak, and as if if I tried a little harder I could just push through. Sometimes I do push through, especially when I’m lagging from fatigue but I’m not in pain. But generally, I think I’m better off to rest, to submit to the demands of my body and take care of myself.

Giving more attention to my diet, including supplements, is one thing I have identified to choose to focus on. In the midst of so many things that grab my attention, I am very clear that I’ve nothing if I don’t have my health.

Photo of today’s lunch: steamed carrots, celery, cauliflower, rice, and fresh eggs.

 

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Kymberlee November 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I am sending you oodles of luck on this endeavor. I truly believe that if everyone took charge of their diet and became more sovereign over their own energy systems, the world would change rapidly.

I may try this with you. My body is totally rejecting wheat and I’m not that into it so I don’t think it will be that hard.

100 percent with you, lady. xoxo

stuart January 15, 2014 at 1:31 am

Better late than never, I just want to pipe up here in support of you traveling around Europe and visiting your friends that live here. :)

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