For weeks, I’ve been tossing around the idea of whether to write about this or not. We’ve been together now for a while, so I feel it’s important to share with you my recent experience, exchange thoughts, and hopefully we all learn something. I know I’m learning a lot.
I believe that the universe gives us signs or intuitions to guide us, sometimes the little signs, if unnoticed, become more like shoves, and when we don’t pay attention to those, they get stronger, and finally we get pushed off the freakin’ mountain, free falling to clarity. So you can guess it – I’ve been basically blasted off the mountain!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been feeling off, unbalanced, weird … It was hard to pinpoint the problem – there were just so many symptoms, which I dismissed most as something or another. Since September 2010, my symptoms got stronger, louder, more widespread. After several doctors, tests and many diagnoses ranging from Sinus Infections to Fibromialgia (which I did not believe), I finally found a doctor that gave me sensical answers. I quickly began a detox with him which is a few months long (began in February), during which I am limited to a handful of foods. And crazy enough, all symptoms disappeared within two weeks of beginning the detox.
I share this for two reasons. One, if you’ve been reading here for a while, you might have noticed the limited ingredients I’ve been using in making the recent recipes. And two, more importantly, I have been learning a lot about this process, and feel the need to share with you some of the information.
Healthy or unhealthy eater (and I am the former), if you’re eating the wrong ingredient – doesn’t matter the label: organic, local, unprocessed, fair trade, or even home-grown – it’s only a matter of time before your body starts feeling the consequences. At this point for me, it’s too early to know the culprit. So I continue detoxing, learning, and sharing.
In Lucretius’s wise words: “What is Food to one Man is Bitter Poison to Others”.