I stumbled on a bump in the past month. It’s bigger than I like, but I am working through it. If you haven’t read some of my other posts about my health and the issues with mold, you can find what has been going on HERE.
I started the bulletproof diet about 3 months ago to try and improve my health even more. It’s based on keeping mold free foods out of your diet, so it was a perfect place for me to begin. I actually LOVE how it makes me feel and I don’t feel stressed about how I eat. I just eat within the guidelines at least 85% and can honestly tell it has made a huge difference.
I was getting strong, feeling better, noticing my body changing again and then we went to Vegas in October. Within a week of getting back, I started to feel awful. Sleep was not good, my energy levels sucked, I was getting all “puffy” again (sign of inflammation), I was breaking out with hives, my skin and head were itchy again and I ended up with the flu, which was the first time in many years!!
I went in for a massage last week and while I didn’t feel bad when I went in, she found many spots that were very tender and she said were all related to the liver. Because of all the extra stress on my body, my liver was overloaded and not able to do its job.
I just wanted to cry and give up. I was trying so hard to get better, feel better, move forward and seeing results and then this, a HUGE bump. 🙁 I fell into the “I don’t care” attitude again. Ill eat whatever I want and do whatever I want. But we all know how that works. It only makes us feel worse.
So instead of throwing in the towel, I tried to make sense of it all. What had I done different in that time frame to change things so much? As I was talking with a friend, we discovered it was a supplement that I stopped taking right before we went to Vegas because I ran out of and just forgot to order.
What was it? It has been called the mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier and maestro of the immune system: GLUTATHIONE (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”).
Glutathione is also the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. All the toxins stick onto glutathione, which then carries them into the bile and the stool — and out of your body. (My body was no longer detoxifying all the mold, etc out of my body)
And lastly, it also helps us reach peak mental and physical function. Research has shown that raised glutathione levels decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development. (which was why I was feeling fat, bloated and out of shape)
The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione.
This leaves you susceptible to unrestrained cell disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and cancer. And your liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification. (liver overload, leads to adrenal stress and my body falls apart…again)
Makes total sense now. While I am still living in this mold environment without the glutathione, my body can’t detox all the crud running through it! Which leaves me feeling tired and fat. Sigh….So, I ordered up some glutathione again and made and appointment with my acupuncturist to help deal with the liver and adrenals. Taking care of ME!
By NOT giving up and looking for a reason and a way “out “of this mess, I am leaving the road bump behind and moving forward with my journey. Going through this also allows me to put this information out there for others who might be struggling to find answers.
I refuse to give up. I refuse to settle and so should YOU!! Instead of looking at that bump as an obstacle, look at it as a challenge! No one can do this for you, only YOU! And when you do overcome those bumps, you come out feeling stronger and proud of all that you did! I know I do! 😉