In 2009, I got sick. Really sick. I was diagnosed with COPD, had inhalers pushed on me, had pneumonia, and was in the hospital for a week.
Not having the best insurance, thankful for MediCal so I could see doctors, no one had a great solution except drugs.
I didn’t think I even had a proper diagnosis, since different doctors said different things. So, I started reading. I found terms like EI, environmental illness, MCS, multiple chemical sensitivity, CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and some others completely resonated with me.
So, I started seeking help. I tried a lot of things. Acupuncture, some mumbo jumbo, and other alternative methods, started to make some progress. I also had some setbacks.
It was hard. With these kind of conditions, you have to dig deep, you have to go to the root of the problem. One of the main problems is that what I had don’t show up on x-rays, or in blood tests.
So I kept reading. And trying things.
Usually there are other health issues that have been either in place, or have been “almost an issue”, it could be psychological, it could be emotional, it could even be other things.
Also, you ought to keep in mind the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual components. If any of them are off, that could make a huge difference. It’s not just eating the right food. There are plenty of unhealthy health-food foodies out there.
Usually you have to address the underlying issues that you may not have had to deal with before, usually because they weren’t that bad.
It’s like a wooden bridge that may have been rickety or in bad shape but people could still cross. Maybe some of the boards of the bridge were broken off, but the boards are still intact. With MCS it’s more like that bridge broke.
Now drastic measures are needed to be done. You have to rebuild so much more.
You have to be very sure one side goes to the other.
So, when you have something serious, you have to do something serious.
While there are many ways, one way is through juicing. Of course consult a health provider beforehand.
You can look up some people who have juicing recipes, or regiments, one that really help me the most when I was super sick, was Joe cross, who has a documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Now he was following protocol created for him by Joel Fuhrman. If you haven’t seen the documentary, it’s very good.
Joe Cross goes to Dr. Fuhrman, who puts him on a 60 day juice-only regiment.
So there he is, Joe, an Australian, is driving across the US, juicing throughout the day, and interviewing people about their thoughts on juicing. This is an extreme example, but it works.
The good news is he has his own program. Not sure if it was approved by or constructed by Dr. Furman, but he has a website reboot with Joe.com. There he has programs for three day, five day, And 10 day programs. You wean into the all juicing program, by having a day or two of really light mostly raw or all raw food, see you do get a little food, and then you’re off solid foods, and it’s completely liquid for the duration.
If you haven’t done it it’s pretty amazing.
Note: make please consult a (preferably natural) health care professional before undertaking any of the recommendations.