Strange Concoctions

At the end of the weight loss challenge, I am down one pound. Two months of counting every piece of broccoli and working out 5-6 days a week so that I could lose one pound (which easily reappears on the scale whenever I eat salt). Something ain't right - it shouldn't have to be this hard.  It inspired me to go to my acupuncturist who also practices raphaology - a diagnostic practice of reading one's feet to get to the root of various health challenges. If nothing else- it was totally interesting and I always like a good foot massage. Her conclusion is that my thyroid is out of whack and her prescription included a bunch of herbal remedies and a diet plan consisting of a whole avocado, cilantro, olive oil, papaya and lemons every day. She also said that all of the information contained in the universe is also contained within the cells of our bodies and we proceeded to do about a half hour of what I am calling "foot fortune telling". But, that's for another post- or not.  She assures me that the fat is about to start flying off my body- so far, however, not so much.  Three times a day, I am drinking the strangest concoctions of thyme, vitamin B complex, walnut hull, cloves and something called anti-stress formula.  I'm also drinking a lemon, cayenne pepper, honey hot drink once a day and the rest of the time it's lemon water.  These better be magic potions because they taste just AWFUL!*

In the meantime, I have a backup appointment with an endocrinologist for September! She came highly recommended and literally didn't have an appointment for three months.  She has a crazy cancellations wait list and a bunch of policies about confirming appointments or losing them, getting there 15 minutes early or losing your slot...etc. With all of that hype, she BETTER be able to fix me! And perhaps then I can stop drinking all of these strange concoctions.

*No, I am not breastfeeding anymore - not pumping - nothing.  Mo is 100% food and formula fed.

1 comment

GrahamForeverInMyHeart said...

I rarely make food or diet suggestions to anyone these days. However, my husband and I have recently transitioned from a vegetarian diet to a plant-based whole foods diet (aka vegan). I always told people I was a vegan wannabe, but I wasn't willing to give up Greek yogurt and cheese.

However, having recently read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, we finally decided to make the break from all animal based products.

I would suggest that you, as a person who reads extensively, would find the book very informative. For health reasons alone, there are many reasons to learn more about this kind of lifestyle. I'd also recommend watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, checking YouTube for videos with Caldwell Esselstyn, and reading the blog which is written by a very savvy medical librarian (also check her facebook page).
I know you want to be healthy and strong for Mo, so I think you should at least check this out.