Day 21 of 21 Juice Challenge: Battling Eczema
On this beautiful struggle that I have been in for the past few years, I finally see a bright light. As most of you know, I actually had a hard time staying home. Not because I’m taking care of my children but I felt like there was something burning inside of me. Something more than what I was doing. There was something missing. Through this, I felt ill. Ill to depression and sadness. I have seen many doctors who quickly prescribed drugs to “subside” my problems. I had such a hard time in following this. How is a drug going to change my life for the better? How is a drug going to dig me out from what I mentally dug for myself? It didn’t reside with me and I never took any. I have always stuck with my gut, if I got myself here, I can get myself out.
In this journey, I met an Indian healer who changed my world. She opened me up to healing and nurturing myself. Why haven’t I been taught this before? Foods are nurturing for the body, mind and soul. They are also the base of most medicines such as opium. Which comes from the poppy plant, go figure. My point is, I learned that everything we need to heal is right in front of our faces. We just need to utilize it. We need to educate ourselves. We need to grow.
I am currently taking classes to help educate people and become a health coach. This is the beauty of my journey. I have battled, so I know the downs to this journey. What I thought was helpless has turned to be amazing.
I went to the doctors a few years ago and she prescribed a medicine for my eczema on my hands. One look and she was quick to write it out. This never settled well with me. There’s some logic to this stuff right? I can heal the outside and put creams on but what is the CAUSE. You know, the thing we learned in school, cause and effect? I went to the hospital, matter-a-fact I went to three,…and nobody could give me a cause to why I was so sick. There’s always an underline cause somewhere. Believe it, its there. I didn’t want to sugar coat the problem either. Put a band-aid on and call it a day. It meant more to me than that. I mean more to me than that.
This last post is a post for me and my health. My journey that I have come so far in. Instead of placing that band-aid on my boo boo, I have learned that I do in fact need healing. My body is truly telling me there’s something out of whack and I need to pay attention. Back to my ugly hands…I put lotion on them at least 6-7 times a day. The cause has been mentioned as “environmental.” I had my son three years ago and after that, ugly hands. I had to take a step further in finding out my cause for myself.
Through lots of reading, I have found out that eczema is a toxin in the blood. Which could also be related to a food allergy. Go figure. My diet has been horrific. Or maybe just ordinary to some. Through my healing of eczema, I have learned that my diet needed to be addressed and changed. What AM I doing to myself?
This post is for me and my road to success…btw, it’s not coincidence that spas use cucumbers to help the skin…
- 2 stalks celery
- 2 carrots: green parts removed
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 3 leaves Kale
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 apple
Can you seriously imagine eating all of this? Could you do it in a day? Of c0urse you can! JUICE!
I hope from my experiment, it helped you in some way. Maybe come up with a delicious combination, perhaps even try juicing. I have to admit, juicing every day wasn’t a hard challenge but writing a post was! That took some dedication on my part. I truly hope you enjoyed my challenge as much as I did and wish you the best of luck on your journey. I will be writing a post later that will compile a list of juices along with my favorites. Be on the look out!