Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nutrition & Healing

As I've been struggling to remain alive, every day it becomes more apparent how important nutrition is to our health. Fucking shut up, right? Duh. But I mean, REALLY think about it. Really be mindful about what you are putting into your body.
My life has progressed from bad to worse, with neuropathic icicle-stabbing pain into the giant spreading numbness on my left thigh, the constant tremors in my hands and body, constant vomiting and muscle wasting of delightful Gastro Parisis. The actual things I can "eat" as in chew are only a few cherries, a couple of frozen blueberries, maybe a cracker or two and a bite of soft cheese. Everything else is vitamins, supplements, pills and Ensure.
Needless to say, I could be doing better. Sorry to get all earthy on you like this, but I've found Chakra meditations really assist. THIS is a kick-ass website that has nothing to do with religion whatsoever, just offering guided meditation as a way for us to harness what's already there inside. I've been practicing meditation for a while now, and on days when I've really focused quite well and been able to calmly meditate, I can harness my body's energy enough to not vomit! Sounds disgusting and like "oh wow, good job, loser" but for someone that's been barfing a few times a day for the past 7 or whatever months, this is a huge accomplishment. I was so excited I had to burst out and tell my husband and he was like "YEAH--YOU ROCK!"
Now, meditation has been known for thousands of years to promote healing. But there is numerous research now to justify making it a part of your daily life, as important as feeding yourself nutritious and delicious foods. As important as taking Bromelain to help reduce swelling after surgery, so is it important to assist your body to heal through meditation. Meditation is not unique to only one culture or religion. You don't have to renounce your deities to meditate. Meditation has been around in both Christian and Jewish practices for a very long time, but had trickled out of popularity during the 1500s.

So that's my bit on healing, and because i have such shit nutrition but don't want ot die, here's what I most sincerely recommend to anyone of any health stage:

This shit may look like nasty green powder, but I get the Acai & Mango-flavoured shit, mix with with a bit of oj and it's fucking delicious and super damn good for you. Okay--so I just spilt it all over my bed--green sweet powder everywhere. Ugh.

I wish I had this in capsules, because swallowing it is nearly impossible like gagging down whole fish--but of course unrefined omega fatty acids are beyond awesome for your body. From the website "for people who want one product that gives them all of the good fats they need, without any of the bad fats they should avoid. Every cell, tissue, gland and organ is dependent upon the presence of essential fatty acids. They are the main structural component of cell membranes and are necessary for cell growth and division."
(Wouldn't that be mitosis, then? I remember learning that in 4th grade, mitotis is the process of cell division, although the definition is swaying and changing throughout the years.) 
This lastly is some seriously delicious shit. It actually DOES taste like lemon meringue, and all you need is a swallow every day to get your Omega 3s. Damn good stuff.

Much more, but I have some research to do <3



8 comments:

  1. Is there any sites where I can buy those products? I would mind if you could help me and give me a link. I just want to try this miracle herbal liquid for my neuropathy


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  2. Oh hey, maybe I should post my comment where you can see it.

    "I seriously kind of love you right now. Here I am, a new ostomate (and a temporary one at that, I've only got this fucker for 12 weeks) and I'm still in the omg my life is overrrrr mindframe, complete with feelings about never having sex with my husband because I'm so disgusting, and I'm trying to buy some clothes that'll make me feel a tiny bit better about myself, and I'm only finding huge granny panties, and here you are all "fuck this shit", and once again I kind of love you. "

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  3. There haven't been any blogs since september, wondering if she is ok?

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  4. I've been thinking that too... Hope everything's alright

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  5. NEW Delhi OstomateJanuary 16, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    An ostomate from 2004...all i can say...please donot drink water after you eat (breakfast,lunch and dinner) for about 40-45 minutes and see the magic...your bowel will adjust to a majority of foods slowly...

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  6. New Delhi ostomateJanuary 16, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Yeah there is a cancer society here in new delhi...they design there own products...which are so cheap and so strong that you can easily go for swimming waring them....they have a special pouch (a bit lenghty one)...i got it and can survive all my office hours---eight hours striaght---no need to clear for 6-8 hours...u can contact me for it...if you want...

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  7. I've been concerned too. Whenever I stop blogging for a while it's because I ended up in the hospital or something uncool happened. Hope she's ok!

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