Mind, Body & Soul ~ Part 2

At the end of 2014 I knew I needed to find a different means of health care outside the typical western medicine before it was to late because I just kept getting more ill as time went on. A coworker had successful results with her son who was very ill when she finally found homeopathy, biofeedback and alternative medicine. I was worried that the biofeedback would change my hyperthyroid to hypothyroid so I put the idea on the back burner for a couple of months. Unfortunately, that was a poor decision only because I was ignorant to the actual purpose of biofeedback and how it works.

Anemia

I had been suffering with iron deficiency anemia for over two and a half years and the havoc it was wreaking on my body was scary to say the least.  At the age of 41 my muscles were wasting, my skin had started shutting down along with my lungs due to insufficient oxygen being transported in my blood. I knew when that third doctor shrugged his shoulders at me at the end of the visit that I needed to take my health into my own hands and that western medicine wasn’t going to be my path back to wellness. I knew I needed to start my healing process immediately because I had no more chances left.

The key to healing is within you!

I had been struggling with my health for decades and I was desperate to find help when my weight would fluctuate from 120 pounds to 110 pounds in a couple of weeks and I couldn’t gain it back. I had been extremely exhausted, loosing weight, pale, shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and dizziness. I should have been in the hospital on oxygen and having a blood transfusion but instead they either dismissed me or shrugged their shoulders, handed me yet another requisition the last time was for a 10 vile blood test and said “Keep taking the iron pills.”  Which were obviously not working and my blood levels at that last visit were lower than the first visit with that particular doctor eight months before! At that first visit he informed me that it was “dangerous to be living this kind of lifestyle”, in hindsight I wish I had asked him how he planned on fixing that?

An informative site about vitamins and minerals and how to tell if you have deficiencies.

Issues with my monthly cycle

I was not gaining with iron absorption for many reasons because my monthly cycle would wipe me out.  The amount of blood I was loosing was scary I’d be in tears daily out of fear.  Just recently I learned from my homeopathic doctor that I was so depleted of calcium and magnesium and other vitamins and all minerals and that is why I was struggling so much each month.

Adopting a Holistic Lifestyle

I stated going to a homeopathic doctor on the 16th of January 2015 for my initial visit when she said “Okay, no more grains not even rice!”, she put me on aerobic oxygen, vitamins with iron fer, silver lining and ph balance. A week later I was back for the results from that first visit. The results of the full body analysis showed I was horribly out of balance, my gut was severely infected along with having Leaky Gut Syndrome so my body was not absorbing anything which was caused by antibiotics that stripped away the good flora in my stomach leaving it vulnerable for infection.  I had no vitamins or minerals in my body, I learned that day that if you don’t have calcium your heart will stop, your heart needs calcium to pump.

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Saying good bye to grains. My gluten free pantry supplies were donated to a friend who was struggling with eating gluten.

In the last three years I’ve learned that to lead a healthy, productive and satisfying life you have to be in balance; mind, body and soul. If any one part of your life is unbalanced others parts will suffer as well. There are teachings on balance in yoga, Ayurveda, aboriginal circle of life (the four directions; north, south, east and west), Pilates, meditation and mindfulness. They all refer to living a life where you listen to your mind, body and soul to have balance for healthful living. My goal is to live a balanced life on my terms, for my life! Now that I have researched and read an exorbitant amount, collecting data to suits my body best I can go forward with confidence that I can manage my diagnoses and have a balanced life.

 

Love, peace & hope ~Andrea

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