Thursday, 18 June 2015

MY JUICING PROGRESS – June 2015 (30months on...)

MY JUICING PROGRESS – June 2015 (30months on...) Well, nobody is more surprised than I…. I have continued with my dietary changes and juicing regime, which I started in December 2012. The drive for me, being that, I wanted, and want, to feel better. I have previously written articles about my ‘juicing epiphany’ and ‘juicing progress’, which were published in Hot News and I posted on my blog. Here is the link: Having lived with a diffuse systemic sclerosis and raynauds diagnosis since 1997, along with years of immunosuppressants, steroids and antibiotics, my GI system had almost gone into lock down, accompanied with the constant lethargy and tiredness. My body felt very heavy, and clothes had to be baggy and loose, prompting a juicer purchase as a desperate last resort. Fast forward 30months…. I have reduced my acid attacks by avoiding certain trigger foods. I have reduced my constant bloated feeling by cutting out starch (bread / pasta / rice / potatoes / wheat / gluten), caffeine, milk, alcohol and meat. At first this dramatic alteration was quite difficult to get used to, but the desire to feel better, kept me going. A typical day for me is: juice of half lemon with warm boiled water to start. I then go and indulge in my mermaid duties to moisturise my skin, warm my joints and kick start my circulation. I will then have a bowl of unsweetened muesli with almond milk and half a banana. At lunch time I will juice ¼ grapefruit, 1 orange, 1 inch thick slice of pineapple and strawberries or blackberries or blueberries, and then mix this juice with ½ banana and organic natural yoghurt to make a smoothie. I use the yoghurt to neutralise the acid from the vitamin c packed juice as well as to control my internal candida – a result of years of antibiotic consumption (since changing my diet, I have only had one course of antibiotics). Mid afternoon I will juice pineapple, 2 golden and delicious apples (they are the juiciest), cucumber, ½ lime, and then mix this juice with 1tspoon of spirulina, 1tspoon of wheatgrass and a probiotic capsule. Then later on for my evening meal I will have salmon or a vegetarian option with steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad, including avocado a few times a week. Sugar is my biggest challenge… cake / chocolate. Not only have I noticed a welcome increase in my energy, but an improvement in my skin elasticity and an improvement in my pain management, also. I was hoping to be at the recent EULAR world congress in Rome, but unfortunately my Raynauds symptoms still remain a challenge. However, I was delighted to hear of the evidence based medicine which was presented on the final day, confirming that patients with systemic sclerosis have a distinct colonic microbiome that might contribute to clinical manifestations of the disease - According to a new study, led by Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, from the University of California at Los Angeles. Here is the link: The timing of this presentation coincided with a fellow patient, Kelli Schrag, based in Kansas City, US, setting up the facebook page ‘Healing and Loving Scleroderma with Real Food’ and inviting me to be her assistant, so that we could share our personal experiences as to how our diet choice changes, have helped improve our symptoms. If you use facebook – please ‘like’ our page! And as if by magic, this all happened on my 42nd birthday, so I took it as perfect confirmation that my dietary changes of the last 30months was the best present that I could have given, and continue to give myself. I hope my experience can help anyone else who may be feeling as I did, before I turned my kitchen into a mini pharmacy. I have written ‘my personal experience survival guide of living with systemic sclerosis and raynauds’, where I include more detail as to my day to day routine, and I posted on my blog. Here is the link: VITAMIN C SMOOTHIE JUICE INSTRUCTIONS: Ingredients : ½ pineapple, 1 big orange, 1/4 (quarter) red grapefruit, 100g strawberries, 100g raspberries, ½ banana, 225g natural organic yogurt - rinse the pineapple / strawberries / raspberries - peel the orange - peel the grapefruit quarter - place the above in the juicer - mix the juice with the banana half, yogurt and ice in the blender GREEN JUICE INSTRUCTIONS: Ingredients: ½ pineapple, ½ lime, 2 golden delicious (they’re the most juicy) apples, 1inch thick cucumber, 1tsp spirulina, 1tsp wheatgrass powder. - rinse the pineapple, cucumber and apples - peel the lime - add the above in the juicer - mix the juice with wheatgrass, spirulina, and ice in the blender AND LOTS OF ICE IN BOTH :) 18th June 2015

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Vibration, Opinion, Point of attraction; Abraham

Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you, and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction—but it does not affect you unless you push against them. ---Abraham

Friday, 5 June 2015

Inspiration, purpose; Dr Wayne Dyer

Inspiration is our ultimate calling – to listen to the highest part of ourselves and reconnect with our Divine source. Each of us has a purpose and a path we can only discover by following those things that inspire and ignite our passion. Discovering that inner flame, aligning yourself with that inner excitement, is your connection to who you really are and to the life you were born to lead. I AM Light, ~ Dr Wayne Dyer

Monday, 1 June 2015

Infinite Power, Infinite Spirit; Louise Hay

Every time you hear something is “incurable,” know that they have not yet discovered a cure it and you must go within to find your own solution. Know there is an Intelligence greater. The sun is always shining. Even though clouds many come along and obscure the sun for awhile, the sun is always shining. The sun never stops shining. And even though the earth turns, and the sun appears to go down, it really never stops shining. The same is true of Infinite Power and Infinite Spirit. It is eternal. it is always here, always giving light to us. We may obscure its presence by the clouds of negative thinking, but that Spirit, that Power, that healing energy is always with us. Let’s affirm: Today I release all inner resistance and doubt. ~ Louise Hay